Elijah McBean

 Elijah McBean, 1920.

Elijah McBean, 1920.

Dates: b. New Brunswick, 1857 d. 24 August 1929

Cemetery Location: Block F, Row 1, Plot 35

Profile:

Originally from New Brunswick, well-known miner Elijah McBean came to the Big Bend around 1894, after purchasing a claim in the area. He also had a mining property on Downie Creek.

In 1912, Elijah, Alex McRae and Andy Kitson staked three timber berths at Seymour Arm, which they sold in cash for $33,000.

In August 1929, Elijah died of a heart attack on a trail about 5½ miles up Carnes Creek at the age of 72.

 McBean cabin, Carnes Creek, date unknown.

McBean cabin, Carnes Creek, date unknown.