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Re: WM./HELEN LUGGEN - WILLIAMS LAKE/VANCOUVER
Posted by: Kathleen Burgar (ID *****1714) Date: August 09, 2007 at 14:34:21
In Reply to: WM./HELEN LUGGEN - WILLIAMS LAKE/VANCOUVER by Suki of 2037

Dont know if you will get htis nor not , I see you have not posted since 2002

Found info on Helen Luggen in
"History and Happenings in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Pioneer Memorise " by Irene Stangoe, published in 2000

others colourful inhabitans on Williams Lake...
Helen Healy Luggen the famous British wartime spy who died of cancer at the age of 58 in the War memorial Hospital at Williams Lake.. A faded 1937 newspaper clipping says

"Mrs Luggen, resident of Sheep Creek and Housekeeper for Harry Hooper was of high American birth. She spent 20 years in China with her first husband, Captain Timothy Healy who was commisssioner agent for a large British fur trading firm. The captain was killed in the first battle of the Great War in 1914.
Directly after this catastrophe, Mrs Luggen took up secret service work for the British government in Asia and Europe. In 1916 she was smuggled out of Germany battle- scared, a patriot. In 1917 she was spirited across the Russian border in a laundry basket belonging to the czar's palace. She married her second husband in 1922 in Vancouver, arrived in Williams Lake 5 years ago."





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