William Allen Jones is the 1st licensed dentist in B.C.

William Alan Jones was granted a licence on June 26, 1886 under the British Columbia Dental Act. William Allen was the oldest of three brothers who came with the other pioneers in 1858. William received his degree at Oberlin College in 1857. After the American Civil War (1861-1865) William returned to Oberlin College to complete his dental studies and then returned to Barkerville. “Painless Jones: The Barkerville Dentist

*Image is a pencil sketch by Gene Grooms, local artist (1994); BC Black History Awareness Society Collection