Richard Angus was a manager with the B.C. Cooperage and Jute Company, which was associated with the B.C. Sugar Refining Company. He was later involved in the brewery business. He lived at 1919 Beach Avenue from about 1898 to 1904.
From about 1905, he lived in Victoria, British Columbia, where he was a representative for the B.C. Sugar Refining Company. He later became a merchant for automobile parts.
Richard was born on August 24, 1870, in Barton-upon-Irwell, near Eccles, Lancashire, England. His father was James Angus (1833-1903); his mother was Mary Fairweather (1839-1925). Several members of his family were prominent in Vancouver business and society circles. His sister, Mary Isabella Angus, married Benjamin Tingley Rogers, who was the head of the B.C. Sugar Refining Company.
On August 24, 1912, in Victoria, Richard married Elizabeth Heaney. She was born on December 3, 1884 in Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland. Her father was William Heaney; her mother was Mary Jane Wilson.
Richard died in Victoria on September 13, 1950. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.
Elizabeth died in Oak Bay, Victoria on July 14, 1967. She was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.
Richard and Elizabeth had eight children: Richard (Rick), David, Mary, Catherine, Ian , Forrest (Forrie), Elizabeth and Alexander (Sacha), and over 40 grandchildren.
Information from Sandy Angus, a descendant of Richard Angus.
Vancouver and Victoria directories.
“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XWW-2YF : accessed 05 Apr 2014), Richard Angus, 1870.
FreeBMD Births, December quarter 1870, Barton district, Volume 8c, page 503, Richard Angus, http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=47261996&d=bmd_1395091734. [Barton-upon-Irwell (also known as Barton-on-Irwell or Barton) is a suburban area of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barton-upon-Irwell.]
“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-FBS : accessed 05 Apr 2014), Richard Angus, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.
1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Burrard (#1), Vancouver City, D-2, page 11, family 118, lines 22-26; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36136&highlight=22&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Richard+Angus
“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZZ-JM8 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), James Angus in entry for Richard Angus and Elizabeth Heaney, 1912.
R. Angus and Elizabeth Heaney, marriage notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, August 25, 1912: “Married: Angus-Heaney – On the 24th inst., at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, by the Rev. Leslie Clay, Major R. Angus to Elizabeth Heaney, both of this city.”
British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1912-09-022072, Richard Angus and Elizabeth Heaney, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=da30ed9b-3d3b-40e5-a5c2-ca85e5dea3ac.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPS-5YM : accessed 03 Mar 2014), James Angus in entry for Richard Angus, 1950.
British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1950-09-008782, Richard Angus, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4520752d-a776-4974-acb7-c4b713ebb8ee.
“R. Angus Dies, Here 60 Years,” Victoria Daily Colonist, September 14, 1950, page 23.
Richard Angus, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 14, 1950, page 17.
Find A Grave, Richard Angus, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39811393.
British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1967-09-008919, Elizabeth Angus, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=8df5290d-85a5-46ad-a65d-7fe0a1e85e84.