Thomas Edwin Kitchen

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Thomas Edwin Kitchen (December 18, 1852[1] – April 5, 1897[2]) was an English-born farmer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Westminster from 1890 to 1894 and Westminster-Chilliwhack from 1894 to 1897 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

He was born near Lakeside, Lancashire, the son of Thomas Kitchen, and was educated at Wimbledon, Surrey.[1] He came to the Fraser Valley during the 1880s.[3] In 1882, Kitchen married Margaret C. Skovgaard. He served as reeve of Chilliwack.[1] Kitchen died in office in Chilliwack at the age of 45 after an extended illness.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Gemmill, John A. (1891). The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1891. pp. 372–3. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Life's Labor Ended" (PDF). Victoria Daily Colonist. April 9, 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Roads, Ranchers and Reds: A Political Letter of 1894" (PDF). B.C. Historical News. B.C. Historical Association. 13 (4): 11–16. Summer 1980. Retrieved 2011-08-09.