Mount Hewitt Bostock

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: W of Prospect Valley, SW of Merritt, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°00'34''N, 121°17'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/3
Related Maps: 92I
92I/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 January 1932 on Ottawa file OBF1326, as suggested by C.M. Taggart, DLS. (file A.1.36)

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

"Named after the late Senator Hewitt Bostock, PC, from Monte Creek. Fellow, Royal Colonial Institute; fellow, Royal Agricultural Society of England; president, BC Printing & Lithographing Co. Ltd, Vancouver; president, Monte Creek Trading Co. Ltd, Monte Creek. Born at the Herritage, Walton Heath, Epson, England, 31 May 1864. Called to the bar, Lincoln's Inn, London, February 1888. Bought a stock ranch at Duck's, BC, in May 1888 and came to reside in British Columbia in 1893. Originally started The Province as a weekly paper in Victoria, 1894, transferred to Vancouver and turned into a daily newspaper, now having the largest circulation in the province. Organized the Kootenay Lumber Co, 1901. Elected to the Dominion Parliament (Yale-Cariboo) as a Liberal member of the Government, 29 December 1921, holding the portfolio of Public Works; resigned February 1922. Appointed speaker of the Senate, 7 February 1922. Delegate representing the Dominion of Canada at the Assembly of the League of Nations at Geneva, 1925. President, St. John's Ambulance Association, Canada. Recreations: shooting, hunting, fishing, golf (helped start the first golf club in Victoria). Died 28 April 1930." (1931 notation on BC name card)

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