Alexander, James William (1879-before 1909)

James William Alexander was a carpenter. He lived at 1893 Beach Avenue in 1905.

He was born in Gloucester, Ontario, on December 23, 1879. His father was John Alexander; his mother was Elizabeth Little.

On February 6, 1905, in Vancouver, James married Sarah Ada McDonald. She was a widow, who appears to have been married in Ontario in 1880 to a man named Ronald McDonald. Sarah was born about 1860 (some sources say 1869) in London, Ontario. Her father was Orrin (or Orvin) Davis; her mother was Mary Jane Wilson.

In 1903 and 1904, Sarah was operating a boarding house at 581 Richards Street. The house was still there in 2013, the site of the Urban Hideaway Guest House: http://www.urban-hideaway.com/.

500 Richards Street west side - May 28 1974 (detail) - City of Vancouver Archives -CVA 778-379; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/500-richards-street-west-side-4;rad

500 Richards Street west side – May 28 1974 (detail) – City of Vancouver Archives -CVA 778-379; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/500-richards-street-west-side-4;rad

581 Richards Street - Vancouver - British Columbia - Google Streets - searched December 22 2013

581 Richards Street – Vancouver – British Columbia – Google Streets – searched December 22 2013

It appears that James died between 1905 and 1909, because Sarah married Arthur Hughes Bailey in Victoria, British Columbia on July 28, 1909. Arthur was a widower, who was been born in Warwickshire, England about 1860. His first marriage was on October 10, 1879, in Tredington, Warwickshire, to Elizabeth Ann Harris.

No further information is available for James and Sarah.

Sources

James William Alexander

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNL5-NR4 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), James William Alexander, 1879.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2KR-NNL : accessed 23 Dec 2013), James William Alexander, 23 Dec 1879.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVXH-2TW : accessed 23 Dec 2013), James W. Alexander in household of John Alexander, Gloucester, Russell, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWG4-3S4 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), James William Alexander, Gloucester, Russell, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-C3F : accessed 23 Dec 2013), James William Alexander and Sarah Ada Mcdonald, 1905.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1905-09-051854, James William Alexander and Sarah Ada Mcdonald, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=bb38b6fe-fe78-4859-81c3-de8fc6742d9d.

“Wedding Bells: Alexander—McDonald,” Vancouver World, February 7, 1905, page 8: “Mr. James W. Alexander and Mrs. Sarah A. McDonald were married at the Princess street Methodist parsonage last evening at 7:30 o’clock, Rev. R Newton Powell officiating. The contracting parties are both of this city, and will take up their residence at 1893 Beach avenue.”

Sarah Ada Davis (wife of James William Alexander)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMN5-1H5 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Ronald Mcdonald and Sarah A Davis, 1880.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMD9-WY8 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Sarah Davis in entry for Flossie Jennett Mcdonald, 1881.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLRT-L36 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Sarah Davis in entry for Flossie Jennett Mcdonald, 09 Apr 1881.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZC-59S : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Orrin Davis in entry for Arthur Hughes Bailey and Sarah Ann Alexander, 1909.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-09-017786, Arthur Hughes Bailey and Sarah Ann Alexander, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=26398ca4-06c6-46d1-9a28-5d159728c46b

Arthur Hughes Bailey

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J98Q-FNL : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey, 07 Jul 1861.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQZ6-1Z6 : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey, 07 Jul 1861.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N6KY-ZQT : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey and Elizabeth Anne Harris, 09 Oct 1879.

“England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX1S-B2R : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey and Elizabeth Ann Harris, 1879.

“England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX1S-15C : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey and Elizabeth Ann Harris, 1879.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVXN-LCM : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey and Elizabeth Ann Harris, 10 Oct 1879.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ND8X-X5V : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey in entry for Henry Bailey, 11 Mar 1882.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ND8X-XRM : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Arthur Hughes Bailey in entry for Henry Bailey, 30 Jul 1882.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZC-59S : accessed 23 Dec 2013), Orrin Davis in entry for Arthur Hughes Bailey and Sarah Ann Alexander, 1909.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-09-017786, Arthur Hughes Bailey and Sarah Ann Alexander, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=26398ca4-06c6-46d1-9a28-5d159728c46b

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