Aggett, Horace Westwood (1888-1956)

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

He was born on July 10, 1888, in Edmonton district, Middlesex, England. His father was Richard Alfred Aggett; his mother was Emma Eliza Hewitt.

In early 1910, in Edmonton district, Middlesex, Horace married Gertrude Mabel Hitching. She was born on February 27, 1885, in London, England. Her father was John Wallace Hitching (1859-1935). Her mother was Mary Crowther (1856-1947).

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.

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 was living in Kerrisdale. In 1917, he was working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was living at no. 27, 589 Burrard Street.

By 1918, he was an agent for Metropolitan Insurance Company. Until the mid-1930s, he continued to work in the insurance business; most of the time he lived in Burnaby, British Columbia.

By about 1945, he had moved to Wilson Creek, which is on the Sechelt Peninsula, northwest of Vancouver. He continued to live in Wilson Creek until he died at Davis Bay, British Columbia, on January 21, 1956. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

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

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)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26GY-D9W : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard Alfred Aggett, 1856.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M7R7-BLG : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard A Aggett, 1861.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5T9-JH2 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard Alf Aggett in entry for William Aggett, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X322-SCD : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard A Aggett in entry for Adolphus Ireland, 1881.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DDM-13D : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard Alfred Aggett, 1886.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q6JG-QPZ : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard A Aggett, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X966-6V5 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard A Aggett, 31 Mar 1901.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XW4N-WWM : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Richard Alfred 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.

Emma Eliza Hewitt (mother of Horace Westwood Aggett)

“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.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VB6X-7V7 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Emma E Hewitt in entry for Samuel Hewitt, 1871.

“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.

“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

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

“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.

“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, .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPT-SZ2 : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Horace Westwood Aggett, 1956.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1956-09-001475, Horace Westwood Aggett, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=eaf13a53-03cc-4f64-8201-4d8bce2cdb54.

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)

“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.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DTS-S1N : accessed 27 Feb 2014), John Wallis Hitching, 1881.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRB-KQF : accessed 27 Feb 2014), John Wallis Hitching, 1935.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1935-09-504142, John Wallis Hitching.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRF-CZZ : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Mary Hitching, 1947.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1947-09-003501, Mary Hitching, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=01123f8f-e43b-48cc-b849-d62f076e4112

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBK-K7F : accessed 27 Feb 2014), Gertrude Mabel Aggett, 1974.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1974-09-008533, Gertrude Mabel Aggett, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=918614b6-0694-45b5-89fb-eeed94788385.

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)

“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.

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