Anderson, H.H. "Torchy"


ANDERSON, H.H. "Torchy," journalist (b 1894, Victoria; d 1982, Ganges). His roots grew deep in the history of the province: both grandfathers were HBC fur traders and his father Henry was the police officer who arrested Robert SPROULE for the murder of Thomas Hammill at the Blue Bell mine site. "Torchy" began his career in journalism in 1910 after Bob Edwards, of Calgary Eye Opener fame, got him a job at the Calgary Herald. He first earned notice for his coverage of the 1911 federal...

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