Veitch, Beatrice Charlotte Maria

Beatrice was born in1863 in Odiham, Hampshire, England. Her husband, Alfred Harry Veitch, was killed in the Battle of Coronel on November 1, 1914, while serving as fleet paymaster on the HMS Good Hope. They had been married 24 years at that time, and had two grown daughters, Nesta and Hyacinth. Beatrice volunteered with the Red Cross, making surgical dressings. In 1928, she came to the South Peace with her daughter Nesta and her family, and filed on a homestead at NW 28-70-24-W5. In 1930 she filed on SW 32-70-24-W5. However, the records indicate that she later canceled on both homesteads. Beatrice died on December 30, 1938 and was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 303; Across the Smoky p. 178