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Capt John (Gassy Jack) “Gassy Jack” Deighton

Capt John (Gassy Jack) “Gassy Jack” Deighton

Birth
Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull Unitary Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death 29 May 1875 (aged 44)
British Columbia, Canada
Burial New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot Pioneer Section
Memorial ID 8798 · View Source
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Canadian Folk Figure. First entrepreneur of what was to be Vancouver, and possibly the real founder of Canada's great western city. His nickname resulted from his long-winded nature.


Inscription

Here Lies
John "Gassy Jack" Deighton
1830-1875
Sailor, Prospector, Steamboatman,
Pioneer Hotelman at
New Westminster & Granville
'I have done well since I came here.'


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8798
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John (Gassy Jack) “Gassy Jack” Deighton (c.1 Nov 1830–29 May 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8798, citing Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .