Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
Massachussets [sic] in 1814
Died in Victoria in 1912
while a resident of
the Old Men's Home
He came to Victoria from California in 1858 and was appointed by Governor James Douglas as a police constable but racial prejudice made his job difficult. Later he served for many years as district constable on the Songhees Indian Reserve and afterwards was a member of the British Columbia Provincial Police.
Erected 1999 by British Columbia Black History Awareness Society and the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
Location. 48° 24.579′ N, 123° 20.605′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Click for map. Monument is in Section N of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1G1, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kakehashi (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Victoria Robertson (about 210 meters away); William (Billy) Barker (about 240 meters away); Isabella Mainville Ross (approx. George and Isabella Pottinger (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Right Reverend George Hills, D.D. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); William Edgar Oliver (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . . Ross Bay Cemetery at Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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