Alson, Isabella Maria (1848-1934)

Isabella Maria Waller (1848–1934); Birth: MARCH 1848, Ireland; Death: 16 DEC 1934, Los Angeles, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

Isabella Maria Alson was the widow of Captain Daniel Alson. Sometimes she gave her occupation as “nurse.” She lived at 1084 Denman Street in 1908.

 

Early Life

Isabella was born about 1848 (although some sources say 1844 or 1847) at 5 New Bridge Avenue, in the Sandymount area of Dublin, Ireland. Her parents were Robert Waller and Isabella Duggan.

On September 13, 1870, in Donnybrook, Ireland, Isabella married Daniel Alson, who was a master mariner. Daniel was the son of Edward Alson, who was also a mariner. Daniel died sometime before Isabella came to Canada, which was in the 1890s.

 

To Vancouver

Isabella first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1900. She lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1899 Not listed under Vancouver names
1899-1900 Not listed under Vancouver names
1900-1901 1357 Alberni Street
1901 Not listed under Vancouver names
1902 to 1903 1357 Alberni Street
1904 650 Granville Street
1905 Beach Avenue, corner of Denman Street (Olive Alson)
1906 to 1907 1214 Hornby Street
1908 1084 Denman Street
1909 407 Bute Street
1910 to 1912 1104 Robson Street
1913 to 1914 Not listed under Vancouver names

 

To San Francisco

By 1919, Isabella was living in San Francisco, California

 

San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1919, page 128.

 

(However, she was still in the Vancouver directories and the Canada census in 1921 as well, along with her daughter, Olive, and her son-in-law, William Marriott.)

 

She often appeared in the local directories in California.

 

San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1923, page 245.

 

Isabella died in Los Angeles, California on December 16, 1934.

 

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSP-N1HB : 27 September 2019), Isabella Maria Alson, 1934.

 

Los Angeles Times, December 17, 1934, page 16, column 1.

 

 

Los Angeles Times, December 18, 1934, page 16, column 3.

 

 

Los Angeles Times, December 19, 1934, page 16, column 3 [compare death date of December 17 with date of December 16 on death certificate].

She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California.

Isabella had a brother named Robert Waller, who also lived in Vancouver. He was born in Dublin on November 2, 1845. He was married to Martha Pellow Alson, who was Daniel Alson’s sister. Robert Waller came to Canada about 1881. He was a clerk at the Municipal Hall in West Vancouver, British Columbia. He died in West Vancouver on March 1, 1919; he was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1919, page 2, column 3.

 

Martha Pellow Waller died in Vancouver on December 25, 1947.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 29, 1947, page 19, column 5.

 

Daniel’s and Isabelle’s children included the following:

 

Cesarine Alson

Cesarine Alson was born on May 29, 1873.

In 1897 she married Hamilton Stewart Brown (1870-1934).

She died on May 2, 1961, Bedfordshire, England.

 

Annie Alson

Annie Alson was born about 1877. a dressmaker. In 1903 and 1904, she was living with Isabella and Olive. By 1906, she was working for S. Tamura, who ran “Sun Ban,” a retail outlet for Japanese curios and products at 520 Granville Street.

 

Isabella Gertrude Alson

Isabella Gertrude Alson was born about 1877. She was a clerk, and she was living with her mother, Isabella, and her sister, Olive, in Vancouver in 1910 and 1911.

 

Olive Mary Alson

Olive Mary Alson was born on December 12, 1880, in Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland. On August 5, 1917, in Vancouver, she married William Robert Marriott. He was born on April 16, 1880.

William died on August 16, 1953. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California.

Olive died in Benton, Oregon, in 1972.

 

Sources

Newton, Duggan & Percy Families of Limerick and/or Dublin 1780-1810, http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/thread.aspx?o=0&m=2727.2.1.1.1.1.1&p=localities.britisles.ireland.dubl.general

William Henry Waller, A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography: Being Chiefly Men of the Time. A Collection of Persons Distinguished in Professional and Political Life; Leaders in the Commerce and Industry of Canada, and Successful Pioneers, Volume 1, George Maclean Rose, Rose Publishing Company, 1886 – Canada – 807 pages, page 39: “Waller, William Henry, Registrar of the County of Carleton, Ottawa, was born at Castle Waller, County Tipperary, Ireland, on the 14th May, 1835. He is the eldest son of the late Robert Alfred Waller and Elizabeth his wife.”[possible relation].

 

Daniel Alson

“Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FYSR-WWR : accessed 16 Mar 2014), MARRIAGES entry for Daniel Alson; citing Dublin South, 1870, vol. 12, p. 524, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101251.

 

Isabelle Waller (wife of Daniel Alson)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/7QSQ-F3Z : accessed 17 Mar 2014), Isabella Alson, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-3WG : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Isabella Alson in household of Absalom Freeman, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X2VH-8ZP : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Isabella Alson, Apr 1913; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Noyes, Minnesota, , line 25, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 210, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH4H-2QV : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Isabelle Alsin in household of William Marriot, San Francisco Assembly District 27, San Francisco, California, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 61, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820142.

Isabella M. Alson, (1847-1934) Find A Grave Memorial# 109676154, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=alson&GSfn=isabella&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=109676154&df=all&

 

Cesarine Alson (daughter of Daniel Alson)

Cesarine Alson, http://records.ancestry.com/Cesarine_Alson_records.ashx?pid=94509239

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26M8-3MF : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Cesarine Alson, 1897.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X9K7-MG7 : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Cesarine Brown, Much Woolton, Lancashire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XWTR-8X5 : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Cesarine Stewart Brown, Garston, Cressington, Lancashire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

FreeBMD Deaths, June quarter, 1961, volume 4a, page 31, Bedford district, Cesarine S. Brown; http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=221791260&d=bmd_1392656156

 

Olive Mary Alson (daughter of Daniel Alson)

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGJV-5S9 : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Olive Mary Alson, 12 Sep 1880; citing Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland, reference v 2-2 p 538; FHL microfilm 256065.

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGJV-5S3 : accessed 17 Mar 2014), Isabella Waller Alson in entry for Olive Mary Alson, 12 Sep 1880; citing Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland, reference v 2-2 p 538; FHL microfilm 256065.

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FRS6-KB2 : accessed 17 Mar 2014), Isabella Waller Alson in entry for Olive Mary Alson, 12 Sep 1880; citing Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland, reference ; FHL microfilm 256065.

William Robert Marriott, Find A Grave Memorial# 85459473, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85459473

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K82X-LQ8 : accessed 17 Mar 2014), Olive M Alson in entry for Stanley Waller Marriott and Audrey Rose Beveridge, 10 Apr 1943; citing p. 72, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2135134.

 

Robert Waller (brother of Isabella Waller)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-T9W : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Robert Waller, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL23-W36 : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Robert Waller, 01 Mar 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13115, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927143.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1919-09-248551, Robert Waller.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPB-JPB : accessed 18 Mar 2014), Martha Pellew Waller, 25 Dec 1947; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13195, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032479.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-GPF : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Frank Esbie Armstrong and Olive Martha Waller, 22 May 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL22-R84 : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Edmund Kilner Waller, 24 Dec 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13164, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953197.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRG-W45 : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Edith Waller, 12 Mar 1958; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13236, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033177.

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

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WALLER, Martha P. Dec-25-1947 JONES/*/*/128B/0007
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