Adams, George Williamson (1861-1922)

George Williamson Adams was a bookkeeper and commercial traveller. He lived at 1120 Denman Street from 1903 to 1916.

He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on April 12, 1861. His father was David Adams, and his mother was Mary Williamson; David and Mary were married in Aberdeen on June 30, 1854.

By 1887, George Williamson Adams had moved to Canada, where he married Elizabeth Agnes Steele. She was born in Quebec on March 14, 1860. Her father was William John Steele, who was probably born in Scotland. Elizabeth’s mother was Annie Allan, who was born in Scotland on September 1, 1838; she died in Vancouver on January 18, 1909.

In 1902, George and Elizabeth moved to Vancouver. They were living at 1250 Melville Street; George was a commercial traveller for the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1902 to about 1905.

By 1903, George and Elizabeth had moved to 1120 Denman Street in Vancouver, where they stayed until about 1916. In 1906, George began to work as a commercial traveller for J. Leckie and Company, a Vancouver company that sold fishing supplies and later became a well-known manufacturer of boots and shoes.

J Leckie Company Limited - Henderson's City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory 1910 - page 102 - edited details

J Leckie Company Limited – Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory 1910 – page 102 – edited details

In 1917, George and Elizabeth moved to 3448 West First Avenue in Vancouver. They were still living there when George died on December 9, 1922. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Further information on Elizabeth is not yet available.

George and Elizabeth had a son.

George Gordon Adams

George Gordon Adams, who was born in Quebec on February 13, 1887. In 1901, he was living with the family in Victoria, British Columbia; he died in Victoria on May 16, 1902. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Sources

George Williamson Adams

“Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTJX-R7M : accessed 22 Dec 2013), David Adams and Mary Williamson, 30 Jun 1854.

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XY13-DY6 : accessed 22 Dec 2013), George Williamson Adams, 12 Apr 1861; citing SAINT NICHOLAS,ABERDEEN,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

Montreal City Directory, 1890, page 883, http://www.donslib.com/PGHLookups/cgi-bin/HandOff-3_0.cgi?Montreal1890s+Montreal1890+0889+100W: Municipality of St. Lambert: George W. Adams, bookkeeper, 6 Cadzow terrace.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWP4-5KR : accessed 22 Dec 2013), George W Adams, St Lambert, Chambly, Quebec, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148191-00356.pdf.

Victoria City Directory, 1901, page 6: Adams, Geo. W., traveller, H.B. Co., h 82 Oswego.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 598: Adams, G.W., traveller H.B. Co., h. 1250 Melville.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 610: Adams, George W., traveller H.B., Co. h 1120 Denman.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 456: Adams, Geo. W. trav. J. Leckie Co. h 1120 Denman.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 338: Adams, Geo. W. trav. J. Leckie Co. h 3448 1st Av W.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKN-YG4 : accessed 22 Dec 2013), George Williamson Adams, 1922.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1922-09-302075, George Williamson Adams.

George Williamson Adams, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 11, 1922, page 13; Vancouver Sun, December 11, 1922, page 12.

“Two Old-Timers Called by Death: James Carnahan and Geo. Adams Long Residents of Vancouver,” Vancouver Province, December 11, 1922, page 3.

Annie Allan (mother of Elizabeth Agnes Steele)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHV2-9FD : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Annie Steele in entry for Geo W Adams, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-V2D : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Annie Allan Steele, 1909.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-09-127693, Annie Allan Steele.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZZ-M3X : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Annie Steele in entry for Samuel George West Sells and Rebecca Thompson Steele, 1909.

Elizabeth Agnes Steele (wife of George Williamson Adams)

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM7D-2MK : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Elizabeth Steele, 1861.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M42N-6Y1 : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Elizabeth Steele, St-Louis Ward, Montreal East, Quebec, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVJR-CYN : accessed 22 Dec 2013), Elizabeth Steele in household of Anna Steele, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada.

George Gordon Adams (son of George Williamson Adams)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2Q-5M2 : accessed 22 Dec 2013), George W Adams in entry for George G Adams, 1902.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-09-015444, George G Adams, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=19089f97-20b0-46bd-8d6e-1303f8293ff4.

George Gordon Adams, death notice, Victoria times, May 17, 1902, page 5: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28093-8188-83?cc=2001136&wc=MMPW-2DL:1577958946: “The death … occurred yesterday of George Gordon Adams at the parents’ residence, Oswego street. Deceased was 15 years of age and a native of Montreal. Services will beconducted by Rev. W. Leslie Clay at the residence this evening, after which the remains will be shipped to Vancouver for interment.”

George Gordon Adams, death notice, Victoria times, May 19, 1902, page 5: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28093-7890-8?cc=2001136&wc=MMPW-2DL:1577958946: “Rev. W. Leslie Clay conducted the funeral services over the remains of the late Geo. G. Adams, the 15-year-old son of Mr. Adams, of Oswego street, last Saturday evening at the family residence. The remains were afterwards placed aboard the Charmer and sent to Vancouver for interment.”

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