Mount Farquhar

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: On BC-Alberta boundary just NE of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°12'55''N, 114°45'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in Place Names of Alberta, published in 1928 by the Geographic Board of Canada, in turn as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary map #7, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named in 1916 by boundary surveyors, after Lieutenant Colonel Francis Douglas Farquhar, DSO, Legion of Honour; in command of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), CEF, when he was killed in action 21 March 1915, age 40. Lieut. Farquhar is buried at Voormezeele Cemetery (Enclosure No. 3), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave III. A. 6.

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