Gwen Young was born in Oxfordshire, England in 1929 and married Ernest Ellis in 1947. Shortly afterwards the couple immigrated to the Bulkley Valley and began farming near Telkwa. Ellis served as the first female postal carrier in the Telkwa area and was highly involved with the Quick Women’s Institute. Her husband worked for the Bulkley Valley Coal Mine, ran a coal delivery business, and helped build roads.
Scope and Content
Interview with Gwen Ellis (nee Young), recorded on August 1st 1997 at her home in Smithers by Misty Jorgen. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .pdf release form.