Stewart, John William

STEWART, John William, railway contractor (b 1862, Nedd, Scotland; d 24 Sept 1938, Vancouver). Born into a poor crofter's family, he immigrated to Canada in 1882 and began working with the CPR as a member of a survey crew. This work brought him to BC in 1885, and he became part of the crew surveying the line between PORT MOODY and VANCOUVER. While sojourning in the US for several years he continued to gain experience in railway construction. He managed the building of the KASLO & SLOCAN RWY in...

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