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Peter Skene Ogden

Peter Skene Ogden

Male 1790 - 1854  (64 years)

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  • Name Peter Skene Ogden 
    Born 12 Feb 1790  Quebec City Lower Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1854  Oregon City, Oregon, USA buried Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15806  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Isaac Ogden,   b. 17 Jul 1737, Newark, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1824, Newark, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Hanson,   b. 1754, Sullivan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1838, Newark, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marie Comtois,   b. 1795, Cree Nation Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, Ile-a-la-Cross, SK, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1815  "According to the custom of the Country" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Ogden,   b. 18 Jan 1817, Ile-a-la-Cross, SK, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1870, Fort St James, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     2. Charles Ogden,   b. 5 Sep 1819, Columbia River, BC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Lac La Hache British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F4092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Julie Rivet,   b. 1800, Montana, USA o Flathead from Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1886, B C buried Lac La Hache Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1818  Spokane, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cecile Ogden,   b. 6 Apr 1822, Columbia, BC Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Euretta Mary Ogden,   b. 1 Jan 1826, Oreterr, BC Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1861, Champoeg, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     3. Isaac Ogden,   b. 6 Jun 1839, Ft Vancouver, Washington USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Champoeg, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     4. David Ogden,   b. 1828  [natural]
     5. Sarah Julia Ogden,   b. 1826, Fort Vancouver, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1892, Kamloops, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     6. Michael Ogden,   b. 1824  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F5823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • After a brief time with the American Fur Company he joined the North West Company in 1909. His first post was at Ile a la Crosse, SaK, Canada in 1901 and by 1814 was in chargeof a post at Green Lake, SK 100 miles South. He had frequent run ins with the rival HBC. When the 2 companies merged in 1821 he was appointed Chief Trader for the Snake River Country of the HBC's Columbia Department in 1823.
      In 1830 he was sent north to establish a new HB post names Fort Simpson near the mouth of the Nass River in British Columbia and also managed an outpost on the south coast of Alaska. He administered a fur post at Fort Vancouver in 1840 negotiating with local tribes including the Cayuse.

      eter Ogden, the youngest son of American loyalists Isaac and Sarah Ogden, was born in Quebec. Although his father held a judgeship, young Peter became a clerk for John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company. By the time he was 15 or 16, he had joined the Montreal-based North West Company as a clerk. Between 1810 and 1817 he served in this capacity at several trading posts near Hudson Bay. In 1818 he led several successful trapping expeditions, and his competence brought a promotion. After his company merged into the Hudson's Bay Company, he led six major expeditions between 1824 and 1830.

      On the first of these, Ogden met a party of Americans who demanded that the Canadians get out of American territory; Ogden refused. Unfortunately, the Hudson's Bay Company paid Ogden's trappers so little that 23 of his 70 men joined the American party. For the next 5 years the two groups waged a fierce competition to gather furs, and by the 1830s they had denuded the region. In 1835 Ogden was promoted to chief factor, the highest field rank in the company service, and went to Fort St. James on Lake Stuart, where he worked until 1844.

      On these expeditions Ogden and his men traveled throughout the mountainous West and up and down the Pacific coast. They brought the first report of the Humboldt River, which was named for Ogden until 1843. Ogden is also credited with naming Mt. Shasta in northern California. Because of his years of trade with and travel among the Indians, Ogden was able to rescue the 47 American prisoners taken by the Cayuse Indians during the Whitman Mission massacre in 1847.

      Ogden was married twice, each time to a Native American woman, and he had at least one daughter. Described as a distinguished, short, dark-complexioned man, Ogden was considered a witty and lively conversationalist. He wrote a short book entitled Traits of American Indian Life and Character, which he published anonymously in London in 1853.

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      Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint in Jefferson County, Oregon and Ogden Point in Victoria BC , the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in 100 Miles House, Peter S Ogden Elementary School in Turnwater Washington and Peter S Ogden Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington are named for him