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 Stephen Tingley

Stephen Tingley

Birth
Upper Point de Bute, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 9 Oct 1915 (aged 76)
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot MASONIC/*/*/071/0002
Memorial ID 6399 · View Source
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Western Teamster. Born in America's North Western Territory, he went to British Columbia in 1861, to prospect in the Cariboo Gold Rush. After years of no luck, he hired on as a stage driver for the Barnard's Express in 1864. Known as the "Whip of the Cariboo", he incorporated as a partner with the British Columbia Express Company in 1871 and drove stagecoaches in the Cariboo region over what was then one of the most hazardous roads in North America. In 1886, Tingley became sole owner of the express company which he ran for before selling out in 1894. He then bought a ranch where he built the BX Barn Service which had large stables for draft horses that were used to pull the stagecoaches along the Cariboo road until he relocated to Vancover in 1909.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Tingley (13 Sep 1839–9 Oct 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6399, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .