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Louise Beavo

Dates: b. 1859 d. 13 November 1891

Cemetery Location: Block C, Row 10, Plot 49


Louise Beavo’s burial marker is the oldest remaining marker in the cemetery, although there were earlier burials. The marker has the date of death as 1892, but the marker was not made until 1893, and the date is incorrect.

Louise Beavo was 32 years old when she died of rheumatic fever. She had two young boys, Willie and George, aged eight and six. At the time of her death, she was working as manager of the Columbia House Hotel on Front Street on behalf of her mother, Barbara Clark of Clinton, who was the business partner of William M. Brown (who built the hotel in 1885). The hotel was the first on Front Street. 

After her daughter’s death, Barbara Clark moved to Revelstoke to raise her grandsons. She died in 1915 and is buried next to her daughter.