Clara Ratke with Martha Huble in the garden.

Clara Radke

Clara Radke was born in 1872. She was the neighbor of the Huble family, as well as their mid-wife. She assisted in the birth of all of the children, with the exception of the two that were born in Prince George.

 

She moved to Mud River at one point in her life and passed away on March 28, 1949 at age 77. Her obituary appeared in the Prince George Citizen on March 31, 1949 and she is buried in the Prince George cemetery.

Emmett (Shorty) Haynes, circa. 1910 (courtesy of The Exploration Place).

Emmett (Shorty) Haynes 

Emmett (Shorty) Haynes was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 1, 1878. He held the claim next to Al Huble's, making the two men neighbours. Haynes and his partner Les Wood opereated a freighting business at the Giscome Portage, in direct competition with Seebach & Huble.

 

According to his World War I attestation papers, Shorty was actually a tall man at 6'4. He enlisted in January of 1916 for the war, and during his absence, Al Huble maintained his land for him. Prior to that, he and Al exchanged work on each other's claims. 

 

Father Nicolas Coccola.

Father Nicolas Coccola

Father Nicolas Coccola was born on December 12, 1854 in Corsica, France. He came to Canada in 1880, and worked in British Columbia for 63 years, in different parts of the province. 

 

Pat Huble has said Father Coccola was almost a part of the Huble family for some years. She also remembers playing with his pocket watch. He lived periodically at the homestead, in a cabin, where he worked with the Indigenous people above the ranch on the Fraser River. Father Coccola ate meals with the Huble family on numerous occasions as well. Father Coccola died in Smithers, BC on March 1, 1943.

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Pete Pierroy

Pete Pierroy worked for Al Huble on and off for several years, beginning in 1917.

Al Huble’s son Sam remembers Pete, who was an Indigenous man, tending to Annie and the kids when they had the flu right at the end of the First World War. Sam stated that Pete “saved their lives” when Annie was left alone with the kids at the homestead and could not even get firewood (in the middle of the winter) or milk the cows.

 

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