Mount Ermatinger

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
Relative Location: BC-Alberta boundary, NE of Wood Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°25'03''N, 118°02'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 November 1921 for BC-Alberta Boundary map #26.

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

After Edward Ermatinger (1797-1826), Hudson's Bay Company, 1818-28; later merchant, banker and postmaster at St. Thomas, Ontario.

Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File (the "Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions

Edward Ermatinger [and] his younger brother Francis, entered the service of the Hudson's Bay Company as clerks in 1818; they were posted to the Columbia District in 1825.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.