Allan, Christopher Hunter (1874-1939)

Christopher Hunter Allan was a contractor and builder. He lived at 823 Park Road from 1907 to 1908.

He was born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland on April 13, 1874. His father was Alexander Allan (1847-1926); his mother was Agnes Walker (1841-1906).

The Allan family was living in Whitewater, Manitoba in 1891.

By 1897, Christopher and his brother James were working at the Nelson Saw Mill Company in the City of Nelson, British Columbia.

In 1898, Christopher and Alexander Allan appeared in the 1898 British Columbia voters list, both living in Nelson. Christopher was a builder; Alexander was a carpenter.

On September 15, 1898, in Nelson, Christopher married Maud Harriet Russell. She was born in Lancaster, Ontario, on April 11, 1878. Her father was Franklin James Russell; her mother was Matilda Edgar.

By 1906, Christopher was in Vancouver, living at 34 8th Ave.

From 1907 to 1908, he was working for Union Realty Ltd., and living at 823 Park Road.

By 1911, Christopher, Maud, and their children were at 566 17 Ave. West, along with Christopher’s father, Alexander.

Christopher died in Vancouver on February 23, 1939. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Maud later married George Vertigan. He was born on November 26, 1877, in England. He had been married before, to Emma Kaye; Emma died in Vancouver on September 9, 1941.

George Vertigan died in Vancouver on March 27, 1956.

Maud died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on February 5, 1964. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud Harriet Russell had the following children.

Cecil D. Allan

Cecil D. Allan was born in British Columbia on February 2, 1900. He was living in Oregon in 1930, 1940 and 1964. It appears that he died in Arizona in March 1979.

Russell Franklin Allan

Russell Franklin Allan was born in Vancouver on April 9, 1908. He was married to Frances Bradley. He died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on August 24, 1985. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Marjorie Allan

Marjorie Allan was born in Vancouver in 1909. She died on September 15, 1910. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Glen A. Allan

It appears that Glen A. Allan was born after 1910, since he does not appear in the 1911 census with the rest of the family. He was living in Vancouver in 1939 and 1964. No further information is available for him.

Sources:

Alexander Allan (father of Christopher Hunter Allan)

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKC-JZ9 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Alex Allan, Whitewater, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148098-00357.pdf

1898 BC Voters, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votea.htm, Allan, Alexander, Nelson, Carpenter, KWN

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVL-M68 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Alexander Allan, 1901; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000012939.pdf

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG8-MBM : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Alexander Allan, 1926.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1926-09-368223, Alexander Allan.

Mountain View Burials, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/aa-am.htm, ALLAN, Alexander, died: Aug-15-1926; buried: Aug-17-1926; plot 1919/*/D/048/0013.

Find A Grave, Alexander Allan, death August 17, 1926, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: 1919/*/D/048/0013.

Agnes Walker (mother of Christopher Hunter Allan)

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKC-JNG : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Agnes Allan, Whitewater, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148098-00357.pdf

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVL-M6D : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Agnes W Allan in entry for Alexander Allan, 1901; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000012939.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGZ-VJ6 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Agnes Walker Allen, 1906.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1906-09-175281, Agnes Walker Allen.

Agnes Walker Allan, Find A Grave, Nelson, British Columbia, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77171241

Christopher Hunter Allan

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQTM-NFF : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Christopher Allan, 13 Apr 1874; citing CAMPSIE,STIRLING,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKC-JN5 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Chrispopher Allan, Whitewater, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148098-00357.pdf

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory,1897, Nelson, page 382: Allen, Chris, emp. Nelson saw mill Co.; Allen, James, emp . Nelson saw mill Co.

1898 BC Voters, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votea.htm, Allan, Christopher Hunter, Nelson, Contractor & builder, KWN

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8K-M6T : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud Harriet Russell, 1898.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1898-09-144498, Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud Harriet Russell, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=ae40961d-f97d-42a8-a82b-bbfe36af7a15.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVL-STQ : accessed 01 Jan 2014), H Christopha Allan, 1901; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000012929.pdf

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 209: Allan, Christopher H., builder, h 34 8th Ave. W.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 282: Allan, C.H., of Union Realty Co., h 823 Park road.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 369: Allan, Christopher H. of Union Realty Co., h 823 Park Road.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 453: Allen [sic], Christopher, contr. H. 2760 St. George.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 66 Point Grey Municipality, page 2, family 14, lines 2 to 6, Address: 566 17 St.[sic] W. http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63342&highlight=2&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+C+H+Allen

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 519: Allan, Christopher H. carp h 5665 17th Ave W.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2L-WW5 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Christopher Hunter Allan, 1939.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1939-09-553656, Christopher Hunter Allan.

Christopher Hunter Allan, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 27, 1939, page 13; Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1939, page 13: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8TFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4707%2C3866559: “Allan – Passed away Feb. 25, 1939, Christopher Hunter Allan, in his 64th year, late Dufferin Hotel. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, 3 sons, Cecil D. of Corvallis, Oregon, and Russell F. and Glen A. of this city; 1 brother, James of Oakland, and 2 granddaughters. Funeral will be held Tues., Feb. 28, at 3:30 o’clock, from the chapel of C. Frank Edwards & Son (Independent Funeral Services), 705 W. Broadway, Rev. Oscar A. Shedler officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

Find A Grave, Burial: Mountain View Cemetery; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/003/0004, Christopher H Allan, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25396654

Maud Harriet Russell (wife of Christopher Hunter Allan)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTJ-2M4 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Maud Harriet Vertigan, 1964.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1964-09-002764, Maud Harriet Vertigan, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=a17f4891-1847-4cba-b8cb-edeee9c4ce0d.

Maud Harriet Vertigan, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 6, 1964, page 36: “Vertigan – Passed away in hospital February 5, 1964, Maud Harriet Vertigan, in her 86th year. Late of 1549 Nelson St. Survived by 3 sons, Cecil Allan, Oregon, U.S.A.; Russell Allan and Glen Allan, both of Vancouver; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Friday, February 7 at 4 p.m. from the Chapman funeral Home, 802 W. Broadway at Willow, Brigadier Gorrie officiating. Cremation to follow. No flowers by request.”

Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: JONES/*/04/003/0004, Maud Vertigan, Find A Grave Memorial# 26251517, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26251517

George Vertigan (second husband of Maud Harriet Russell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2G-HPK : accessed 01 Jan 2014), George Vertigan in entry for Emma Vertigan, 1941. (first wife of George Vertigan)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR6-GCQ : accessed 01 Jan 2014), George Vertigan, 1956.

Cecil Allan (son of Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud Harriet Russell)

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCSX-DL2 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Cecil D Allan, Beaverton, Washington, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0004, sheet , family 66, NARA microfilm publication .

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRRX-727 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Cecil W Allan, Ward 3, Corvallis, Corvallis Election Precinct 9, Benton, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-14B, sheet 61A, family 124, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3353.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTWG-6PR : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Cecil Allan, March 1979; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Russell Franklin Allan (son of Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud Harriet Russell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL8-QNL : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Russell Franklin Allan, 1985.

Mountain View Burials, ALLAN, Russell Franklin, buried: Sep-05-1985; plot: JONES/*/04/003/0004

Marjorie Allan

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-G46 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Marjory Allan, 1910.

Mountain View Burials, ALLEN, Marjorie, died: Sep-15-1910; plot: JONES/*/04/003/0001.

Glen A. Allan (son of Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud Harriet Russell)

It appears that he was born after 1910, since he does not appear in the 1911 census with the rest of the family. He was living in Vancouver in 1939 and 1964. No further information is available for him.

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