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1900: 1904 - Hayton Road

Hayton Road runs from Todd Road to Oyama Lake Road in Oyama. It was established in 1904 and named after Joseph “Jack” Hayton.

Hayton, a parson’s son, was an English remittance man who ran 200 cattle and 100 horses on the V Bar V Ranch from about 1904 until he left for Australia in 1914.  Hayton bought the ranch from William Furniss who had previously acquired the Bovee brothers’ ranch.  Later Fleetwood Wilson, a Tasmanian adventurer, and his friend, Guy Ford, raised cattle on the V Bar V Ranch. The ranch was in turn sold to Norman Davies who ran it from 1930 to 1939 when Davies returned to England on account of the war effort. He sold the ranch to Vernon Ellison who established Kalwood Farms, a Hereford cattle operation.

Hayton Creek, also known as Spring Creek, was also named after Jack Hayton. This creek runs across Sawmill Road down to the Oyama Swamp on the isthmus.

Source: Young, Joyce. 2006; Powley, W. R. “The Vernon-Kelowna Stage Half-way House.” The Twenty-first Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. Vernon, BC: OHS, 1957. p. 36; Powley, Hume. “Early Settlers in Oyama: 1893-1914.” Okanagan History. The Sixty-first Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. Salmon Arm, BC: OHS, 1997. p. 104.