Carnarvon Post Office - 1867 to 1877

Geographic location: Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Date range: September 1, 1867 to 1877

Interesting facts: Post offices at this time were located in the homes of the Postmasters.


Andrew Barnum - Sep 1, 1867 to Feb 16, 1869

Alfred Moore - Oct 1, 1869 to 1877  

It has been written that Phoebe Ann Moore (later Phoebe Ann Damion), Alfred's wife, was the first Postmaster at Carnarvon. Although this is not true, she probably did most of the work, since in local folklore she is remembered in the role, not Alfred.  It is also interesting to note that the post office records indicate that Alfred ceased to be Postmaster on his death in 1877.when he in fact died in 1874  Did Carnarvon have a posthumous Postmaster?  If this is true, then it is no wonder that locally it was clear that Phoebe was the Postmaster in actions, if not in name.

Public access: No

Current use: Private cottage property.

Information source: Library and Archives Canada Post Offices and Postmasters