Allan, Mary Jane (1860-1937)

Mary Jane Allan was the widow of William Allan, who was a surveyor. Mary Jane Allan lived at 1054 Denman Street from 1912 to 1914.

William Joseph Allan was born about 1849 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He came to British Columbia about 1872. In 1881, he was living in Richfield, in the Cariboo area of British Columbia.

He married Mary Jane Bissett. She was born on August 6, 1860, in Kinloss, Moray, Scotland. Her father was Joseph Bissett; her mother was Isabella Mann.

The family arrived in Vancouver about 1902. They were living at 1006 Nelson Street from 1902 to 1909.

William was a member of several companies, including the Canada Shingle Company and two power companies. He was also the vice-president of a grandly-named company called the Gold Teredo-Proof Pile Company. (Teredo navalis (pile worm) is a bivalve that lives together with bacteria that can digest wood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teredo_navalis. No teredo-proofing treatment is completely successful.)

Gold Teredo-Proof Pile Company Ltd - advertisement - Henderson's City of Vancouver Directory - 1908 - page 60

Gold Teredo-Proof Pile Company Ltd – advertisement – Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory – 1908 – page 60

William Allan died in Vancouver on November 27, 1909.

William Allan - obituary - Victoria Daily Colonist - November 30 1909 - page 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19091130uvic/19091130#page/n3/mode/1up

William Allan – obituary – Victoria Daily Colonist – November 30 1909 – page 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19091130uvic/19091130#page/n3/mode/1up

By 1912, Mary Jane was living at 1054 Denman Street.

Mary Jane died in Vancouver on May 11, 1937. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William and Mary Jane had the following children.

William Joseph Bissett Allan

William Joseph Bissett Allan was born in Bridge Creek, British Columbia, on April 26, 1889. He died before 1937.

Isabella Jane Mabel Allan

Isabella Jane Mabel Allan was born in Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland, on August 23, 1891. She died in Vancouver on December 25, 1926.

Gladys Mary Allan

Gladys Mary Allan was born on January 14, 1894, in Bridge Creek, British Columbia. On August 18, 1918, in Vancouver, she married Stanley Bjorn Lund, who was a civil engineer. He was born about 1881, in Stockholm, Sweden. His father was Edward Bjorn Lund; his mother was Sierie Weltergereg. This marriage ended in divorce.

On June 24, 1919, in Los Angeles, California, Stanley (then called Sten), married Rose Hilder. In the marriage documents, Stanley described himself as “widowed.”

Gladys died on January 17, 1967, in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hilda Dulcie Allan

Hilda Dulcie Allan was born on October 17, 1896, in Bridge Creek, British Columbia. On June 7, 1944, in Vancouver, she married Francis Christian Garde. He was born on September 15, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois. His father was Christian Alfred Garde; his mother was Marie Nelson.

Hilda died in Vancouver on August 12, 1948.

Francis died in Vancouver on January 11, 1967.

Doris Olga Allan

Doris Olga Allan was born on March 5, 1900 in Scotland. She married Frank Leslie Stephenson. He was born on August 23, 1871, in England.

Doris died in West Vancouver on November 6, 1956. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frank died in Essondale, British Columbia, on August 23, 1871.

Sources

Mountain View Burials, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/aa-am.htm

ALLAN, William Nov-27-1909 HORNE1/4/0/001/0015
ALLAN, Gladys Mary Jan-19-1967 HORNE1/4/0/001/0014
ALLAN, Isabel Jean Mable Dec-25-1926 HORNE1/4/0/001/0016
ALLAN, Mary Jane May-11-1937 HORNE1/4/0/001/0014
GARDE, Hilda Dulcie Aug-12-1948 HORNE1/4/0/001/0013
GARDE, Francis Christian Jan-13-1967 OLD/2/02/*/0371
GARDE, Gladys Evelyn Jul-05-1983 OLD/2/02/*/0371
STEPHENSON, Doris Olga Nov-06-1956 HORNE1/4/0/001/0013
STEPHENSON, Frank Leslie Feb-11-1970 HORNE1/4/0/001/0013

William Allan

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-96R : accessed 10 Mar 2014), William Allan, 1909.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-09-126931, William Allan.

William Allan, obituary, Vancouver World, November 30, 1909, page 19: “Another pioneer of British Columbia crossed the bar and entered the land whence no traveller returns on Saturday, in the person of William Allan, who passed away at his residence, 1006 Nelson street after two months’ illness. The deceased was born at Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 63 years ago, and came to British Columbia in 1872. For many years he followed his profession of civil engineer and surveyor in the Cariboo country, combining with it cattle raising and ranching. Owing to lack of educational facilities for his growing family he was obliged to remove to this city six years ago, and had been extensively engaged since in business enterprises both in this city and the neighborhood. At the time of his decease he was president of the Canada Shingle Co., vice-president of the Nanaimo Gas & Power Co., vice-president of the Northern Gas & Power Co., and vice-president of the Gold Teredo-Proof Pile Co. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn his loss, and a large number of friends who will deeply regret his demise.”

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 30, 1909, page 5, https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19091130uvic/19091130#page/n3/mode/1up

William Allen, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 29, 1909, page 24; Vancouver World, November 27, 1909, page 14 (surname is spelled “Allan”): “Allen – At Vancouver, Nov. 27, at the family residence, 1006 Nelson street, William Allen age 63 years. Funeral will take place from the above address Monday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. McGilllivray will officiate. No flowers by special request. Ashcroft Journal and Kamloops Sentinel please copy.”

Mary Jane Bissett (wife of William Allan)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2K-829 : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Mary Jane Allan, 1937.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1937-09-529124, Mary Jane Allan.

Mary Jane Allan, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 11, 1937, page 17; Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1937, page 15: “Allan – Passed away on May 11, 1937, Mary Jane Allan, 1726 W. Thirty-fifth avenue, in her seventy-seventh year. Survived by three daughters, Miss Gladys and Miss Doris Allan, both at home, and Mrs. F.C. Garde of Vancouver. Funeral services Thursday, May 13, at 3:30 o’clock in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Rev. S. Robertson Orr officiating. Committal in family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. No flowers by request.”

Mrs. Mary Jane Allan, obituary, Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1937, page 13.

William Joseph Bissett Allan

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-QCM : accessed 10 Mar 2014), William Joseph Bisset Allan, 1889.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1889-09-259028, William Joseph Bisset Allan.

Isabel Jean Mable Allan

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTF6-TDW : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Isabella Jane Mabel Allan, 23 Aug 1891; citing Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland, reference v 155-A-2 p 30; FHL microfilm 255091.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG8-MBS : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Isobel Jean Mable Allan, 1926.

Gladys Mary Allan

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLFT-34X : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Sten Bjorn Lund, 1918.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-FDG : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Stanley Bjorn Lund and Gladys Mary Allen, 1918.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-FDK : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Stanley Bjorn Lund and Gladys Mary Allen, 1918.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1918-09-188388, Stanley Bjorn Lund and Gladys Mary Allen, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=782ccfae-ee2b-47e3-a9b1-74f67b09b84d.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLHR-J8X : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Sten Bjorn Lund and Rose Hilder, 1919.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8D8-4GT : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Sten Bjorn Lund and Rose Hilder, 1919.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYM-321 : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Gladys Mary Allan, 1967.

Hilda Dulcie Allan (daughter of William Allan)

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJ6B-7MK : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda Allan, 08 Aug 1910; citing Furnessia, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J68W-HXM : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda Dulcie Allan, 09 Oct 1920; citing Aquitania, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2M-6WM : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda D Allan, .

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD88-VWW : accessed 10 Mar 2014), William Joseph Allan in entry for Francis Christian Gardé and Hilda Dulcie Allan, 1924.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1924-09-271129, Francis Christian Gardé and Hilda Dulcie Allan, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b45dd3c8-3530-443f-ba74-ce89b85d8420.

“Miss H.D. Allan Becomes Bride at Church Ceremony,” Vancouver Sun, June 9, 1924, page 6.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXHM-QVQ : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda Dulcie Garde, 1929.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXHS-737 : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda Dulcie Garde, 1930.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXHW-MSB : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda Dulcie Garde, .

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXH4-5NX : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Hilda Dulcie Garde, 1946.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRJ-KRX : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Helen Dulcie Garde, 1948.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1948-09-007558, Helen Dulcie Garde, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4b29cf7a-23d7-4a53-b0c7-36be26b5c81a.

“Funeral for Mrs. F. Garde,” Vancouver Sun, August 13, 1948, page 25.

“Mrs. Garde Dies Here,” Vancouver Province, August 12, 1948, page 2.

Hilda Dulcie Garde, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 13, 1948, page 29; Vancouver Province, August 13, 1948, page 19.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYM-SRW : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Francis Christian Garde, 1967.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1967-09-001370, Francis Christian Garde, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f7041e1a-412f-4c05-8bab-72989f532818.

Francis Christian Garde, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 12, 1967, page 44; Vancouver Province, January 12, 1967, page 23.

Doris Olga Allan

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2M-6W9 : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Doris O Allan, .

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J68W-HX9 : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Doris Olga Allan, 09 Oct 1920; citing Aquitania, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXHS-73W : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Doris Olga Allan, 1930.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBS-QXV : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Frank Leslie Stephenson, 1970.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1970-09-002911, Frank Leslie Stephenson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=bef6e229-1a7d-4c13-8ddb-831ae7d8f0cb.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRK-DR6 : accessed 10 Mar 2014), Doris Olga Stephenson, 1956.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1956-09-012191,  Doris Olga Stephenson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=9c03fff3-1e38-4ee4-8520-520c3e3bd023.

Doris Olga Stephenson (Doris Allan), death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 7, 1956, page 36; Vancouver Province, November 7, 1956, page 36.

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