Joseph Laurence

Della also found an article about her great-great-grandfather Cyprian Laurence who was among the first white settlers in the Kelowna area.  Her great-uncle Joseph Laurence died in 1917 at the Home for Old Men pictured above.

Here is the link to the original article in the Kelowna Daily Courier.

“Fr. Pandosy had made up a party (of settlers) in Colville (Wash.), including Cyprian Laurence, his native wife, Teressa, and Theodor, his brother. A Flathead Indian (Indigenous) and his woman who were devoted to the priest (Pandosy) also resolved to follow him into exile. With them was William Pion, who packed the party into this place (Duck Lake)

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