Arriving on Vancouver Island in the early 1900’s, Leonard Manley, Esquire promptly lost his small stake to card sharks so drifted to Parksville where his dire situation forced him to work for E & N Railway. Unfortunately, this job did not last and Manley became a tenant and employee of Jim Craig of Craig’s Crossing. Manley was known to have such a good education that a dictionary was never needed when he was around.


To learn more, refer to p. 80 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler


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