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Charles Robert Oubridge (1870-1899)

The Atlin Pioneer Cemetery

    Charles Oubridge was born at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, in October 1870, to Matthew Oubridge and Joanna Stobart. He died in his Pine Tree Hotel at Discovery, B.C., on September 21, 1899, at the age of 28.

Ad for Pine Tree Hotel, Discovery, B.C., 1899 - Charles R. Oubridge, manager

Pine Tree Hotel, The Atlin Claim, Saturday, May 20, 1899. H. Cancellor is caterer.

Ad for Pine Tree Hotel, Discovery, B.C., 1899 - Charles R. Oubridge, manager

Pine Tree Hotel, The Atlin Claim, Saturday, August 12, 1899. Mrs. C. H. Lucas is caterer.

The Atlin Claim - Saturday, September 23, 1899

He Passed Away Thursday Last
After Seven Day's Illness.

    With the passing: away of Chas. R. Oubridge, on Thursday morning, with inflammation of the bowels, Atlin district lost one of its best known figures. Sick but seven days when he was carried off. Little was thought when he dismounted from his horse in front of his hotel at Pine, on Thursday week, complaining of pains in the stomach, that they would result fatally. The following morning he remained in bed and sent for Dr. Mitchell who watched him through his illness. Improvement was noticeable on Sunday when several Atlin people called on him and in reply to a question, said: "Oh. I'm all right. I'll be down to Atlin in two or three days." The sudden turn was indeed a surprise.

    A young man, for he was 29 years of age of splendid physique, with a heart in him as big as a mountain, came from Newcastle-on-Tyne, and expected to start for England the end of October, where his wife at present resides.

    The funeral, which was numerously attended, took place yesterday from Pine City, and the remains were interred in the Discovery road cemetery, a mile out from Atlin. A large number of Arctic Brothers went up to Pine in the morning and accompanied the remains of their departed brother to the grave.

The Atlin Claim - Saturday, October 7, 1899

To the Memory of the Late Chas. R. Oubridge.

    The Arctic Brotherhood, appreciating the many sterling qualities of their late brother, Chas. R. Oubridge, appointed a committee at a recent meeting to draft resolutions expressive of the feelings of the members and that the same be forwarded to the widow and family of the deceased. The following resolution was accordingly forwarded to the family:

Camp No. 5, Arctic Brotherhood, Atlin, B.C.
            October 3, 1899
    Resolved that we, the officers and members of Camp No. 5, Arctic Brotherhood, realizing the many excellent qualities of heart and mind of our recently deceased brother, Chas. R. Oubridge, hereby express our deep regret at the loss in him of an active member and beloved friend, and that we extend our sympathy to the bereaved family, whose loss we share.     (Signed)
                  J. D. THAGARD,
            Chairman of Committee.

The Atlin Claim - Saturday, October 21, 1899

    Zip, the pet of the Pine Tree Hote, and a constant companion of the late Chas. R. Oubridge, appears to have lost all interest in worldly affairs since the demise of its master. Shortly after the death the dog jumped up on the bunk where the body lay, and on finding it cold and minus the warm caress of former days, jumped down and has not returned to the hotel since. The dog makes friends with no one around the hotel and only follows the man who dressed the remains.