Richard Marpole

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Richard Marpole (1850 in Wales – 8 June 1920, in Vancouver, Canada) was General Superintendent with the Canadian Pacific Railway Pacific Division in Vancouver. In the 1907 Voter's List he is noted as living at the corner of Hastings and Hornby Streets in Vancouver. He directed the C.P.R. interests during the Mission robbery investigation.[1]

He was in Kamloops with his private railway car monitoring the pursuit and trial of robbers, at the time of his death.

The community Marpole located in Vancouver South was named after him.[2]


  1. ^ "NAMES - B6". Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Richard Marpole". 20 October 2006. Retrieved 17 September 2010.