ExploreNorth, your resource center for exploring the circumpolar North

Return to the Home Page The ExploreNorth Blog About ExploreNorth Contact ExploreNorth

Search ExploreNorth

William Raymond Hulbert (1844-1910)

Arctic & Northern Biographies

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Weekly Star (Whitehorse, Y.T.), Friday, September 23, 1910

Heeds Last Call. William R. Hulbert Suddenly Stricken Tuesday

"How wonderful is Death -
Death and his brother, Sleep."

    William R. Hulbert, the aged gardener for the B. Y. N. company, was stricken with paralysis Tuesday evening about 5 o'clock and died that night at 11:30 without regaining consciousness.

    "Uncle" Hulbert was one of the best known residents of Whitehorse and to his credit it may be said that he was without an enemy so far as known. At 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon he was in the company's office up town, going from there to the gardens below the company's stables. He was noticed by those around the stables shortly before 5 and a few minutes later he was found by the garden gate unconscious. He was at once taken in a wagon to the hospital but never regained consciousness. The body is now in the company's office building across from the postoffice and will be taken at 3 o'clock this afternoon to the Episcopal church from which place the funeral will be held. Interment will be in the local cemetery.

    Deceased had been in Whitehorse since 1903, having charge of the company's gardens, in which work he had not an equal in the country. He was a native of England and at one time was a wealthy resident of London. He lost his property in an enterprise which embraced shipping mutton in cold storage from Australia to London. His wife died several years ago in London where several grown children continue to reside and where he visited two years ago. One daughter lives near Victoria, B. C., and a son in Seattle.

    His children have been communicated with relative to his death. Friends here who were intimate with him say he was ubout 66 years of age. He was a lifelong member of the Church of England, generous to prodigality and honest as a saint.