Aggett, Horace Westwood (1888-1956)

Horace W Aggett - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory - 1914 - Part 1 - page 600

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 1, page 600.

 

Horace Westwood Aggett was an insurance agent. He lived at 1831 Pendrell Street in 1914.

 

Early Life

Horace Westwood Aggett was born on July 10, 1888, in Edmonton district, Middlesex, England.

 

Horace Westwood Aggett - baptism date - October 28 1888

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: dro/053/001. Name: Horace Westwood Aggett; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 28 Oct 1888; Baptism Place: St Paul, Haringey, Haringey, England; Father: Richard Alfred Aggett; Mother: Emma Eliza Aggett; Register Type: Parish Registers.

 

Horace’s parents were Richard Alfred Aggett (1856–1934) and Emma Eliza Hewitt (1865-1911).

 

Richard Alfred Aggett and Emma Eliza Hewitt - marriage date - July 14 1886

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: dro/020/a/01/018. Name: Richard Alfred Aggett; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 29; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1857; Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1886; Marriage Place: Hornsey Rise, Islington, England; Father: William Aggett; Spouse: Emma Eliza Hewitt; Register Type: Parish Register.

Richard Alfred Aggett - death date - December 13 1934

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Richard Alfred Aggett; Death Date: 13 Dec 1934; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 21 Jan 1935; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Marriage to Gertrude Hitching

In early 1910, in Edmonton district, Middlesex, Horace married Gertrude Mabel Hitching. She was born on February 27, 1885, in London, England. She was baptized in 1907.

 

Gertrude Mabel Hitching - baptism date - December 7 1907

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England. Name: Gertrude Mabel Hitching; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 7 Dec 1907; Baptism Place: St Paul, Haringey, Haringey, England; Father: John Wallis Hitching; Mother: Mary Hitching.

Gertrude’s parents were John Wallace Hitching (1859-1935) and Mary Crowther (1856-1947).

 

Mr and Mrs John Wallace Hitching - golden wedding anniversary - Vancouver Sun - May 30 1931 - page 18 - column 4

Vancouver Sun, May 30, 1931, page 18, column 4.

 

Mr and Mrs John Wallace Hitching -54th wedding anniversary - Vancouver Province - May 23 1935 - page 11 - column 1

Vancouver Province, May 23, 1935, page 11, column 1.

 

John W Hitching - death notice - Vancouver Province - August 6 1935 - page 13 - column 2

Vancouver Province, August 6, 1935, page 13, column 2.

 

Mary Hitching - death notice - Vancouver Sun - April 3 1947 - page 19 - column 2

Vancouver Sun, April 3, 1947, page 19, column 2.

 

 

To Vancouver

Horace first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913. He was working in the real estate business with George R. Atkins.

By 1914, he was a commission agent, living at 1831 Pendrell Street.

In 1914, he was also the manager of the Newport Rooms at 1261 Granville Street.

 

H W Aggett - manager of The Newport - Vancouver Province - June 24 1914 - page 16 - column 7

Vancouver Province, June 24, 1914, page 16, column 7.

 

During the First World War, he had a series of short-term occupations. In 1916, he was a salesman with Arthur Elsey Betchley’s City Auction and Commission Company, and he was living in Kerrisdale. In 1917, he was working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and he was living at no. 27, 589 Burrard Street.

By 1918, he was an agent for Metropolitan Insurance Company.

 

To California

For a brief time in the 1920s, Horace was a realtor in southern California.

 

H W Aggett - realtor - Long Beach Press - Long Beach - California - October 19 1923 - page 33 - column 4

Long Beach Press (Long Beach, California), October 19, 1923, page 33, column 4.

 

Return to British Columbia

Horace later returned to British Columbia. Until the mid-1930s, he continued to work in the insurance business. During most of this time he lived in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Later Life

By 1945, Horace and Gertrude had moved to Wilson Creek, which is on the Sechelt Peninsula, northwest of Vancouver.

 

Horace W Aggett - British Columbia and Yukon Directory - 1948 - page 323 - Wilson Creek

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 323 (Wilson Creek).

 

They continued to live in Wilson Creek until Horace died at Davis Bay, British Columbia, on January 21, 1956. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Horace Westwood Aggett - death notice - Vancouver Province - January 24 1956 - page 26 - column 2

Vancouver Province, January 24, 1956, page 26, column 2.

 

Horace Westwood Aggett - obituary - Vancouver Sun - January 28 1956 - page 49 - column 3

Vancouver Sun, January 28, 1956, page 49, column 3.

 

Gertrude died in White Rock, British Columbia, on May 18, 1974.

 

Gertrude Mabel Aggett - death notice - Vancouver Sun - May 21 1974, page 57 - column 1

Vancouver Sun, May 21, 1974, page 57, column 1.

 

Horace and Gertrude did not have any children.

 

Horace had a brother named Reginald Cliff Aggett (1891-1968), who also lived in or near Vancouver for much of his life. Reginald married Ethel Maud Hitching (1889-1979), who was Gertrude Hitching’s sister.

 

Sources

Richard Alfred Aggett (father of Horace Westwood Aggett)

Richard Alfred Aggett (1856–1934); Birth: OCT 1856, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England; Death: 13 DEC 1934, Edmonton, Middlesex, England (ancestry.ca).

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Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: dro/020/a/01/018. Name: Richard Alfred Aggett; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 29; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1857; Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1886; Marriage Place: Hornsey Rise, Islington, England; Father: William Aggett; Spouse: Emma Eliza Hewitt; Register Type: Parish Register.

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Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Richard Alfred Aggett; Death Date: 13 Dec 1934; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 21 Jan 1935; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Emma Eliza Hewitt (mother of Horace Westwood Aggett)

Emily Eliza Hewitt (1865–); Birth: 08 MAR 1865 • Islington, London, England; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NP82-G96 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma Eliza Hewitt, 08 Mar 1865.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X9S-T63 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma Eliza Hewitt, 1865.

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“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3PM-G5W : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma R Hewitt in entry for Samuel Hewitt, 1881.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DDS-6GN : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma Eliza Hewitt, 1886.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: dro/020/a/01/018. Name: Richard Alfred Aggett; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 29; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1857; Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1886; Marriage Place: Hornsey Rise, Islington, England; Father: William Aggett; Spouse: Emma Eliza Hewitt; Register Type: Parish Register.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XW4N-WW9 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma Eliza Aggett, Hornsey, , Middlesex, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, Middlesex county, Edmonton registration district, Hornsey subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NR2-C4S : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma E Aggett, 1911.

 

Horace Westwood Aggett

Horace Westwood Aggett (1888–1956); Birth: 10 JUL 1888, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, United Kingdom; Death: 21 JANUARY 1956, Davis Bay (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XRK-34M : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace Westwood Aggett, 1888.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6JG-H2M : 2 May 2019), Horace W Aggett in household of Richard A Aggett, Hornsey, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

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“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D6Y-277 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace Westwood Aggett, 1910.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: dro/053/009. Name: Horace Westwood Aggett; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 21; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1889; Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1910; Marriage Place: St Paul, Haringey, Haringey, England; Father: Richard Alfred Aggett; Spouse: Gertrude Mabel Hitching; Register Type: Parish Register.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XWW1-PCR : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace Westwood Aggett, Chiswick, Chiswick, Middlesex, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, Middlesex county, Brentford registration district, Chiswick subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSZQ-C4W : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace W Aggett, 1919.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HGD-KGH : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace Westwood Aggett, 1920.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 2, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 18. Name: Horace Westwood Aggett; Gender: Male; Marital status: Married; Age: 33; Birth Year: abt 1888; Birth Place: England; Relation to Head of House: Roomer; Father Birth Place: England; Mother Birth Place: England; Year of Immigration: 1910; Racial or Tribal Origin: English; Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Vancouver Centre; District Number: 22; Sub-District: Ward 2; Sub-District Number: 48; City, Town or Village: Vancouver; Street or Township: 1161 Granville St; Municipality: Ward 2; Occupation: Deliveryman.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2Q-NTZ : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace Aggett.

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Horace Westwood Aggett, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 24, 1956, page 24; Vancouver Province, January 24, 1956, page 26: “Aggett – Passed away suddenly Jan. 21, 1956, Horace Westwood Aggett of Wilson Creek, B.C., aged 68 years. Survived by his loving wife, Gertrude, also 1 brother, Reginald, White Rock, B.C.; 1 nephew, Lorne Aggett, Vancouver. Funeral service Wednesday, Jan 25, at 2 p.m., in the Roselawn Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Commercial Dr., Rev. R.R. Morrison officiating. Followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers friends are request to contribute to the Heart Foundation.”

 

Gertrude Mabel Hitching (wife of Horace Westwood Aggett)

Gertrude Mabel Hitching (1888–1978); Birth: 29 MAR 1888, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; Death: 1978, Exeter, Devon, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26TD-213 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), John Wallis Hitching, 1859.

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Gertrude Mabel Aggett, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 21, 1974, page 57: “Aggett – Gertrude Mabel, passed away May 18, 1974, aged 89 years. Survived by her loving sister, Ethel Maud Aggett of White Rock, B.C. Private funeral arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. & First memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Richard Cliff Aggett (brother of Horace Westwood Aggett)

Reginald Cliff Aggett (1891–1968); Birth: 12 JUL 1891, Stroud Green, Middlesex, England; Death: 6 MAY 1968, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-62K : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard Alfred Aggett in entry for Reginald Cliff Aggett and Ethel Maud Hitching, 1912.

 

Ethel Maud Hitching (wife of Reginald Cliff Aggett)

Ethel Maud Hitching (1889–1979); Birth: 10 DEC 1889, Wood Green, Middlesex, England; Death: 13 MAY 1979, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Lorne Cliff Aggett (son of Reginald Cliff Aggett)

Lorne Cliff Aggett (1913–1981); Birth: 30 JUL 1913, South Hampton; Death: 7 SEP 1981, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

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