Salt Spring Island Archives
The first member of the Bond family to settle on Salt Spring Island in 1906 was Jesse Bond. Jesse’s father passed away in 1903, leaving his mother widowed with three children. Unable to care for Jesse, she placed him in the Protestant Orphanage.
Mr. Henry Bullock, well known on Salt Spring for his boarding house, grand parties and training of young boys, took Jesse in as his houseboy. While with Mr. Bullock, Jesse learned many useful skills: farming, animal care and photography.
Jesse Bond fought in World War I and upon his return, purchased a farm under the Soldier’s Settlement Program. He later sold this when he went logging on Vancouver Island. Jesse returned in 1932 and purchased 200 acres on LePage Road. There, with his wife, Mary, they raised two children.
|more of the Bond Collection|
|50465 Boy, probably Jesse Bond||50466 Harry Bullock in buggy||50467 Jesse Bond (standing) and Willie Palmer||50468 Willie Palmer in sailor suit||50469 Jesse Bond
|50470 Guests at Bullock house||50471 Mary Palmer and son Willie Palmer||50472 Jesse Bond||50473 Jesse Bond sitting in tent||50474 Jesse Bond|
|50475 Unknown young men with Swede saw||50476 Bullock Lake||50477 Bullock Farm and Bullock Lake||50478 Bullock horse and buggy||50479 Interior of Bullock house|
|50480 Ganges Hotel on fire||50481 Ganges Hotel on fire||50482 Bullock house||50483 Bullock Lake||50484 Ocean view- unidentified|
|50485 to 50488 A group of people who may be friends and/or relatives of Mary Palmer||50493 Jesse Bond||50494 Jesse Bond|
|50495 Mary Palmer with two of the Bullock boys||50496 Mr Dunnell with dog||50497, 50498, 50499 unknown baby|
|50500 Boy hitching two horses to wagon||50505 Small child unidentified||50506-7 Small house on rough land||50508 Jesse Bond leading milk cow|
|50509 Young man attempting to herd young bull||50510 The young bull||50511 Jersey milk cow||50512 Milking the cows||50513 SS Princess Joan|
|50514-50516 BC Packers fishpacker||50517 Large CPR ship||50518 Submarine off Salt Spring Island|
|50519 Seven persons on Vesuvius dock awaiting arrival of SS Princess Joan||50520 Ganges Harbour||50521 unidentified||50522 CPR ships tied up in Victoria Harbour||50523 Fighting men off to training|
|50524 Three tier wedding cake of John and Laura Silvey|