Mount Gass

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, NE of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°07'15''N, 114°44'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 November 1919 by the Geographic Board of Canada, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #6, 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 interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Lieutenant Lawrence Henderson Gass, ME, DLS, (1890-1917); serving with Canadian Garrison Artillery when he was killed in action 8 April 1917, age 26. Lieut. Gass is buried at Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France; grave I. H. 77. Survived by parents J. B. and Elizabeth T. Gass, Montreal. Before enlisting, Gass was employed with Geological Survey of Canada, as assistant to J.A. Calder on surveys of the British Columbia's railway belt during the seasons of 1913, 1914 and 1915.

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