Baxter, Bob

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Baxter, Bob

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Robert Baxter
  • Bob Baxter

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Other form(s) of name

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Description area

Dates of existence

7 May 1905 - 3 June 1955

History

Born in Gapview, Saskatchewan to Robert & Harriet Baxter, Bob Baxter came to the Prince George district in 1922 and launched on the varied assortment of careers that made his name known throughout the Central Interior.

Travelling first by wagon over the old Blackwater Road to Punchaw Lake, he trapped in the area for seven years. Following stints as brush cutter for Bellos Ranch and graderman for the Public Works Department, he later operated a garage and service station in partnership with Andy Whitehead. When fire destroyed the building in 1932, he took over the mail route between Prince George and Quesnel, making the return trip once a week. When roads improved, a tri-weekly service was initiated.
During World War II he built up a fleet of seven trucks which traveled south regularly with a varied assortment of freight. He later sold this transport business to Wade Transfer of Quesnel and took over partnership operation of the Sportsman’s Shop on George Street. After selling out there he purchased a share in the Culcultz Lake Resort.

Mr. Baxter was an enthusiastic sportsman during his residence in the B.C. Interior, as well as an active member of the Rod and Gun Club and the Trucker’s Association.

Married to Violet Bourchier Taylor in 1933, together they had four children: Allan, Fred, Dixson and Edna. Mr. Baxter passed away in his home in 1955.

Places

Quesnel, BC; Prince George, BC.

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mr. Baxter worked as trapper, brush cutter, graderman, a business owner, mail carrier, freight carrier and co-owner of the Culcultz Lake Resort.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Glassey, H.F. (15 August 1882 - 17 October 1962)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.2

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Bob Baxter's Wife, Violet Baxter was Niece to H.F. Glassey.

Related entity

Glassey, Sarah (13 Nov 1881- 20 October 1962)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.2

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Bob Baxter's wife Violet Baxter was Niece to Sarah Glassey.

Related entity

Taylor, Hermina (20 June 1878 – 3 February 1972)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.1

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Hermina Taylor was Mother-in-Law to Bob Baxter.

Related entity

Taylor, Hugh (1874-1921)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.1

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Hugh Taylor was Father-in-Law to Bob Baxter.

Related entity

Baxter, Violet (1906 - 20 January 1985)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5.4

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Violet Baxter was Wife to Bob Baxter.

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

2009.5.4

Institution identifier

NBCA

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

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Language(s)

  • English

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