The people in the photograph are identified as the Horsfall (Caddy) family that once had a farm located five miles below Fort Selkirk, says correspondent Rosalie Brown. Fort Selkirk is located in a beautiful area along the Yukon River and is very historically interesting. I’ve been there several times to photograph and sketch. Rosalie Brown wrote a wonderful, informative letter about her family, that’s related to that part of the Yukon.
Re: An Interesting Unidentified Photo (the News, October 5)
“My name is Rosalie Brown and the picture is of my grandmother’s sisters. The lady wearing the white hat is Anna Horsfall (Caddy) from Fort Selkirk. The two small children are probably hers. She had three or four children, two of whom are still alive and living in B.C. The girl on the left is probably Marion Horsfall (Auston); the female behind the dog is either May or Martha Horsfall.
“Anna went to school in Dawson City, as did May and Martha. Parents Joseph and Julia lived on a farm five miles below Ft. Selkirk on the Yukon River. Joseph Horsfall also worked with the Schofield, Zimmerlee Store, both in Fort Selkirk and Russell Creek (Russell Post). Joe H. died in Whitehorse on December 31, 1943, Julie in August 1959 and Marion in 1954. Wilfred, Marion’s son, also died in 1954 in a house fire. All are resting at Pioneer Cemetery. Anna passed away in 2001, I believe. She was the last of the Horsfall family.
Note: Lily Horsfall was married to Zimmerlee and they had three children. There were eight girls and one boy (who died 1910, buried at Fort Selkirk).
Doris McLean is also in agreement, the lady is Anna Horsfall.
Thank you, Jim.
Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook – Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or email through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.