Mount Jobe

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: job
Relative Location: S side of upper Morkill River, NE of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°39'15"N, 119°53'21"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Jobe adopted 1 September 1925, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 37, 1923.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Jobe Peak (not Cute), near head of Morkill River..." identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; no explanation for the discrepancy in feature type or the variant name.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named by boundary surveyors, after Mary Lee Jobe (now Mrs. Carl Akeley). Her family name is pronounced "job". In August 1914, Miss Jobe and her guide Donald "Curly" Phillips, explored this portion of the Continental Divide. The so-called Jobe-Phillips map and her account of their explorations was published in the American Geographical Society Journal, vol XLVII, No 7, 1915 - the only detailed map & description of the area until boundary surveyors visited the area in 1922. See also "My Quest in the Canadian Rockies" by Mary Jobe, published in Harper's Magazine, 1915. The death of Mary Jobe Akeley is mentioned in Canadian Alpine Journal vol 50, 1967, although the exact date of her death is not cited). Akrigg identifies her husband, Carl Akeley, as an African explorer of note.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office