Mount Fromme

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: Just SE of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver (municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°23'00''N, 123°03'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 December 1937 on 92G/6, as labelled on BC map 5B, 1929.

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

Labelled "The Dome" on A.J. Campbell's 1927 topographic survey, and may still be so-known. An even older name is Timber Mountain, referring to the prime timber once found here.

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

Named in 1928 by E.A. Cleveland, Chief Commission of Greater Vancouver Water District, after J.M. Fromme, the reeve [mayor] of North Vancouver at the time, and logging operator whose company had obtained timber rights on this mountain.

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

"After J.M. Fromme, 'Father of Lynn Valley,' the lumber camp foreman who in 1899 built the first house in the valley. From 1924 to 1929 he was reeve of North Vancouver District. He died, aged eighty-three, in 1941.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997