Mount Elma

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: S side of Lake Helen Mackenzie, Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°42'26"N, 125°19'26"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 October 1948 on 92F/11, as originally submitted in 1935 by Comox Mountaineering Club (file F.2.34).

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

Named (by Ruth Masters/Comox & District Mountaineering Club?) for Elizabeth Mary "Elma" Pearse, wife of Theed Pearse, mayor of Courtenay 1928-29. In 1930, Clinton Wood led Elma's party into this area and she evidently rode her horse to the top of this mountain! [Elma was the daughter of Sir Robert Llewelyn, governor of Granada; she married Theed Pearse in 1919 and remained in Courtenay until her death in 1969.]

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