Armour, Douglas (1860-1927)

Douglas Armour was a lawyer. He lived at 875 Chilco Street in 1917 and 1918, and at 1898 Robson Street in 1920.

He was born on April 27, 1860, in Cobourg, Ontario. His father was John Douglas Armour (1830-1903), who was a lawyer and judge; his mother was Eliza Cory Clench (1834-1881).

 

Family Background

The ancestors of the Armour family were Huguenots, inspired by the Protestant writings of John Calvin. Because of religious persecution in France, many Huguenots fled to other countries. The Armours went to Scotland.

In 1820, Samuel Armour and Margaret Douglas and their family moved to Canada. Samuel was a Church of England clergyman, and he served in several locations in Ontario, until he died in 1853.

One of Samuel’s and Margaret’s children was John Douglas Armour. He was born on May 4, 1830, in Otonabee. He was a successful lawyer. On April 28, 1855, in Cobourg, Ontario, he married Eliza Cory Clench, who was the daughter of Freeman Schermerhorn Clench (1795-1877).

In 1877, John Douglas Armour became a judge in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Ontario. In 1887, he became the Chief Justice of Ontario. In 1902, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. In early 1903, he began to serve as one of the commissioners on the Alaskan Boundary Commission. He died in London, England, on July 11, 1903. [Eliza had died on July 1, 1881.]

Douglas Armour was one of 11 children, many of whom were well-known in Canadian business and society.

One of his sisters was Kate Armour, who first married Grosvenor P. Lowrey, a prominent American lawyer. In 1894, she married Hayter Reed (1849-1936), the Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Canada. Her daughter, Grace, married Harold Mayne Daly, who lived at 875 Chilco Street from 1911 to 1915. More information on the Reed and Daly families appears on the page for Harold Mayne Daly.

 

Douglas Armour

Douglas Armour had a private school education, and later went to Upper Canada College. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1881. He was called to the bar of Ontario in September 1884.

On December 28, 1887, in Toronto, he married Agnes Maude Spratt. She was born in Toronto on December 26, 1860. Her father was Robert Spratt (1821-1899), successful a grain merchant. Agnes’s mother was Anna Maria Hickes (about 1823-1872).

In 1900 Douglas moved to Montreal, where he practiced law from 1902 to 1908.

In 1908, he went for four months to San Francisco, and then to Nevada, where he was involved in mining for about two years.

In June 1910, he arrived in Vancouver, and was called to the bar of British Columbia on January 11, 1911. He was with the law firm of Davis, Marshall, MacNeill and Pugh. (The partners of the firm were Edward Pease Davis, David Gordon Marshall, Chester Benjamin Macneill and John Silas Wynn Pugh).

In 1919, he became a King’s Counsel; later he was a bencher of the British Columbia Law Society.

From about 1922 to 1924, he was the head of a law firm called Armour, Mackenzie and Boyd (Ian A. Mackenzie and Bruce Boyd were the other members of the firm). After 1924, he carried on a law practice on his own.

He died in Vancouver on June 15, 1927. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Agnes died in Evanston, Illinois, on October 13, 1945.

 

Douglas and Agnes had the following children.

 

John Douglas Armour

John Douglas Armour was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 13, 1888.

He was with the Canadian military contingent that attended the coronation of King George V in 1911.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He died on February 21, 1919, at the Canadian Red Cross Hospital for Officers, as a result of illness contracted during four years’ service in France.

It appears that he never married.

 

Stuart Douglas Armour

Stuart Douglas Armour was born in Toronto, Ontario on March 22, 1893.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War; he received the Distinguished Service Order medal for service in France. After the war, he became an economist.

On August 8, 1925, he married Margaret Agnes Murray, whose father was Alfred Polson Murray.

Stuart was living in Toronto in the early 1960s. He died in Hamilton, Ontario on June 13, 1980. He was buried in MacPherson Cemetery, Georgeville, Stanstead County, Quebec.

Angus Douglas Armour

Angus Douglas Armour was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 2, 1896.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He died at Myrtle Point, British Columbia on February 10, 1962. His death certificate says that he was married to Barbara Fidler.

 

Kate Douglas Armour (“Kitty”)

Kate Douglas Armour was born in Toronto, Ontario, on October 22, 1897. She was an excellent student; in 1923, she delivered the valedictory address for her graduating class at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario.

On April 18, 1928, in Vancouver, she married Clarence William (“Toby”) Doheny. He was born on June 18, 1889, in Windsor, Ontario. His father was William Doheny; his mother was Celia Mary Donnelly.

Toby died in Evanston, Illinois on January 21, 1951.

Kitty died in Ohio on November 17, 1981.

 

Sources

Vancouver directories

 

John Douglas Armour (father of Douglas Armour)

John Douglas Armour, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas_Armour.

The Honourable Mr. Justice John Douglas Armour, Township of Armour, http://www.armourtownship.ca/judgeArmour.htm.

The Honourable Mr. Justice John Douglas Armour, Supreme Court of Canada, http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/judges-juges/bio-eng.aspx?id=john-douglas-armour.

An Essay on The Honourable John Douglas Armour, http://images.ourontario.ca/Cobourg/48040/data; http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/Cobourg/0000480401T.PDF

Robert Armour, The Canadian Biographical dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Ontario Volume, Toronto, American Biographical Publishing Company, 1880, pages 423-424, https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n491/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n492/mode/1up.

John Douglas Armour, The Canadian Portrait Galley, Volume 4, Toronto, John B. Magurn, 1881, page 95, https://archive.org/stream/canadianportrai03dentgoog#page/n141/mode/1up.

John Douglas Armour, The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Hand-book of Canadian Biography, Toront: William Briggs, 1898, pages28-29; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n47/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n48/mode/1up

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M47S-22B : accessed 06 Apr 2014), John D Armour, Cobourg, West Northumberland, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 53, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9983, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396622.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVX5-SPD : accessed 06 Apr 2014), John Douglas Armour, Cobourg, Northumberland West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13240, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375876.

“Justice Armour Dead: Member of Supreme Court of Canada and of Alaska Boundary Commission,” St. John Daily Sun, July 13, 1903, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VmgxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aSkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3996%2C2596071.

“Funeral Services: of Justice Armour at Temple Church, London,” St. John Daily Sun, July 16, 1903, page 1, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WWgxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aSkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3951%2C2341241

Freeman Schermerhorn Clench, 1795-1877, Cobourg Museum Foundation, http://northumberlandheritage.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Clench.pdf (grandfather of Douglas Armour).

 

Douglas Armour

Douglas Armour, British Columbia From Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 3, pages 491-492, https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/491/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/492/mode/1up.

A biographical sketch of Douglas Armour’s daughter, Kitty, suggests that Douglas suffered from alcoholism, which caused him to move several times, and which was responsible for his failure to achieve success and financial rewards: Kate Douglas (Kitty) Armour: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kanefamily&id=I00512.

Who’s Who, 1926, http://tera-3.ul.cs.cmu.edu/NASD/d23d381a-642a-4cb1-bd42-5373f518ed1d/lemur/122.sgml, ARMOUR, Douglas, K.C.; Vancouver, B.C.; e. s. of late Chief Justice Hon. J. D. Armour and Eliza Clinch; b. Cobourg, Ont., 27 April 1862, m. 1887, Agnes Maude 7th d. of late Robert Spratt, Toronto. Educ.: Toronto University, Barrister, 1881; Anglican. Address: 220 Peel Street, Montreal.

Douglas Armour, (1860-1927), http://www.longislandsurnames.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I04712&tree=Corey

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M47S-2L9 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour in household of John D Armour, Cobourg, West Northumberland, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 53, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9983, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396622.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVX5-SPF : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour in household of John Douglas Armour, Cobourg, Northumberland West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13240, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375876.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMVW-98R : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour and Agnes Maude Spratt, 28 Dec 1887; citing registration 013522, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1870222.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWGX-7YM : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148173-00808.pdf.

“On Dit,” Daily Mail and Empire, April 16, 1898, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3s0JAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LTsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6364%2C1559536, : “Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Armour and their little family have moved to their summer cottage at Balmy Beach for the season.”

“On Dit,” Daily Mail and Empire, October 5, 1899, page 5, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DQ8FAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NCgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5273%2C806152: “Mr. Douglas Armour left yesterday for Rossland on legal business.”

“On Dit,” Daily Mail and Empire, October 18, 1899, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GA8FAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NCgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4454%2C2239613: “Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Armour have removed from Balmy Beach to No.      .”

“On Dit,” Daily Mail and Empire, June 16, 1900, page 12, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZCY1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=1igDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6404%2C1517754: “Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Armour, with their little family, are occupying Mr. Edward Armour’s residence, Centre Island, for the month of June.”

“On Dit,” Daily Mail and Empire, November 24, 1900, page 10, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZUQ1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=AykDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4466%2C4951227, “The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Armour will regret to learn that they are removing to Montreal, where Mr. Armour is going to practise law in conjunction with Mr. R.S. McGibbon, Q.C.”

Legal Appointments, Daily Mail and Empire, November 26, 1900, page 6, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZkQ1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=AykDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2816%2C5134073 [link leads to top of column 5; story is in lower half of column]: “Douglas Armour, Montreal, has been appointed a commissioner for taking affidavits for use in Ontario.”

Personal Intelligence, Montreal Gazette, December 23, 1910, page 26, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3XcuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A4UFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2056%2C5729115: “Mr. Douglas Armour arrived at the Windsor yesterday from Vancouver.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KH5J-SWN : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour in household of Annie Mcdonald, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 3, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000155053.pdf

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2C-QR8 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour, 15 Jun 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13130, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927349.

“Douglas Armour, K.C. Died on Wednesday Night,” Vancouver Province, June 16, 1927, pages 1and 30 (includes photograph of Douglas Armour).

“D. Armour, K.C., Passes Away, Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1927, unknown page.

Douglas Armour, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1927, page 16; Vancouver Province, June 16, 1927, page 19.

“Douglas Armour is Mourned by Many: Tribute Paid to Memory of Barrister at Funeral Services,” Vancouver Province, June 17, 1927, page 25.

 

Agnes Maude Spratt (wife of Douglas Armour)

Robert Spratt (1821-1899), http://records.ancestry.com/Robert_Spratt_records.ashx?pid=81543035.

Anna Maria Hickes (1823-1872), http://records.ancestry.com/Anna_Maria_Hickes_records.ashx?pid=58502712.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQ77-VB5 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Agnes Maude Spratt, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. , line ; Library and Archives Canada film number , Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391540_00888.pdf

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M43R-872 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Agnes Spratt in household of Ann M Spratt, St Partick’s Ward, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 55, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9970, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396300; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396300_00298.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFQ-KQP : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Aness Spratt in household of Robt. Spratt, St-Patrick Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 45; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13247, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375883; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182861.pdf

In 1883, the Spratt family became temporarily notorious in 1883, when Agnes’s sister, Maggie, became involved with James A. Redfern. Mr. Redfern, who was from a well-off English family, was married to the young daughter of Chandler J. Wells (1814-1887), a builder and former mayor of Buffalo, New York. Mr. Redfern managed to lose about a million dollars in unsuccessful business transactions. Later, while he was still married, he arrived in Toronto, where he persuaded Maggie Spratt to disappear with him. Mr. Redfern was arrested in Portland, Oregon, and was charged with bigamy, although he was later discharged. He and his wife went to England; he died in England on May 4, 1888.

“England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KB6T-P4X : accessed 06 Apr 2014), James Redfern, 23 Mar 1851; citing Christening, Walton upon Trent, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire, England, Record Office, Matlock; FHL microfilm 1042093.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZZY-R6B : accessed 06 Apr 2014), James A Redfern in household of Chandler J Wells, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States; citing sheet 169D, NARA microfilm publication T9.

Elopement in High Life: A Toronto Merchant Runs off with his Wife’s Companion: Society in Two Cities Excited Over the Escapade of James A. Redfern a Prominent Business Man. New York Times, September 12, 1883, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30912F63F5C15738DDDAB0994D1405B8384F0D3: “The upper society circles of this city are much agitated over the elopment [sic] of James A. Redfern, a prominent commission merchant and society man with Maggie, daughter of Robert Spratt, also a wealthy commission merchant, occupying a high social position. . . .” The story also appeared in Manawatu Times [Palmerston North, New Zealand], Volume IX, Issue 1119, 23 November 1883, Page 2, http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=MT18831123.2.5.

“The English Bigamist,” Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 27, 20 September 1883, page 1; https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=21&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCcQFjAAOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcdnc.ucr.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fcdnc%3Fa%3Dd%26d%3DSDU18830920.1.1%26e%3D——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——&ei=ZJFBU4-cHabq2gXhsYDoDw&usg=AFQjCNHazjpXh4OCI0s2T8nT79cQyiU3ZA&sig2=y2cGFhZ_kE3ialUYsIOoOg.. James A. Redfern was said to have been arrested in Portland, Oregon, for bigamy. He was the son of an English baron.

Oregon, Items from Portland, Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 26, 19 September 1883, page 1, column 6, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18830919.2.2.3#: “James A. Redfern, an Englishman who arrived on the steamship Oregon, was arrested last night and charged with bigamy. . . .”

Canada: Search for a Polar Expedition, Auckland Star, Rōrahi XXI, Putanga 4149, 16 Whiringa-ā-nuku 1883, Page 2; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/imageserver/imageserver.pl?oid=AS18831016.2.27&area=3&width=326&color=32&ext=gif&key=

The Independent Record, 21 September 1883 › Page 1 “SAN FRANCISCO, September 20.–A dispatch from Portland, Oregon, says: James A. Redfern, the alleged Toronto bigamist, has been discharged on payment of costs. Fuller, the brother-in law of Miss Spratt, who caused Redfern’s arrest, it is said was satisfied to obtain possession of the girl. Fuller and Miss Spratt left Portland for Toronto this morning via the Northern Pacific.”

Chandler J. Wells, obituary, New York Times, February 5, 1887, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FB091EFD3E5C10738DDDAC0894DA405B8784F0D3

The Theatre, Volume 3, Deshler Welch, Theatre Publishing Company, 1888, page 142, http://books.google.ca/books?id=8-QRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152&dq=%22james+a+redfern%22&source=bl&ots=53b7hpfxdo&sig=UNeDcx_6HWuNktBx-uN3nqj4VZI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=C-VBU7ynGKa6yQH0yIDYBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22james%20a%20redfern%22&f=false

Toronto Globe, August 24, 1899, page 2, column 1, Hamilton: “An old and respected citizen, Mr. Robert Spratt, passed away this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. H. Fuller, Charles street, after a brief illness. He fell and injured himself about a week ago, and being over 80 years of age the injury resulted fatally. Two sons and eight daughters survive. They are: W.A. Spratt, the well-known insurance agent and singer of this city; Robert S. Spratt of Manitoba, Mrs. H.H. Fuller, Mrs. Shelton Fuller of Woodstock, Mrs. Douglas Armour of Toronto, Mrs. Stuart Howard of Montreal, Mrs. Alex Moffatt of New York and three unmarried daughters, one of whom, Miss Grace Spratt, is in the city. The deceased gentleman was a former resident of Toronto. He was a Vice-President of the Toronto Board of Trade and of the Toronto St. George’s Society, and a member of the St. George’s Society of this city.”

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDTL-3XQ : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Anna Maria Sarah Spratt, 15 Oct 1872; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1873 cn 11313, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1846469. [Died: Toronto, October 15, 1872. Born about 1824 in England.]

“Social and Personal, Montreal Gazette, November 9, 1911, page 18, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-VcuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=G38FAAAAIBAJ&pg=7066%2C967540, Ottawa Society Notes: “Mrs. Douglas Armour, of Montreal is in town for a day or two and is the guest of Mrs. Willliam Macdougall. Mrs. Hayter Reed arrives today from Montreal to spend a day or two with Mrs. William Macdougall”

Society, Toronto World, August 25, 1914, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AyQBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WSgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2213%2C442590 [link leads to top of column 2; article is one third of the way down column 3.]: “Mrs Douglas Armour has left Vancouver for Montreal to see her son, Capt. John Armour, Montreal field Artillery, who has received orders to proceeed to the front. Miss Kitty Armour, who has been spending the summer with her aunt, Mrs. Hayter Reed, at St. Andrew’s will return to Vancouver with her mother.”

Patricia’s Land at Levis, Liner Puts Out to Sea, Montreal Daily Mail, August 31, 1914, page 9, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xakjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JEEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1659%2C4412450: “Montreal Lady Has Three Sons Going: Among the visitors to-day was Mrs. Douglas Armour, of Montreal, who has three sons in camp here. One is an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders and another is a private in the same regiment. The third son is a member of the 21st Field Battery of Westmount.”

“In the Social World,” Montreal Daily Mail, September 1, 1914, page 9, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xqkjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JEEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2932%2C4626829: “Mrs. Douglas Armour, of Vancouver, has arrived in Montreal and has been joined by her daughter, Miss Kitty Armour, who spent the summer at St. Andrew’s, N.B., with her aunt, Mrs. Hayter Reed. Mrs. Armour came east to see her son, Capt. John Armour, who left here on Friday evening with Col. J.J. Creelman’s field artillery regiment, and is now at Val Cartier Camp.”

“Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N34L-HG9 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour H. C. in entry for Agnes Maud Armour, 13 Oct 1945; citing Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1984322.

 

John Douglas Armour (son of Douglas Armour)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM84-YRF : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour in entry for Armour, 13 Nov 1888; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, registration number 45496; FHL microfilm 1845894.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HL8-13B : accessed 06 Apr 2014), J D Armour, 1911. (with Canadian military coronation contingent)

Major John Douglas Armour, Died: February 21, 1919, http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=20102

Major John Douglas Armour, Canadian Virtual War Memorial who died on February 21, 1919, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/399276.

John Douglas Armour, “Killed in Action,” Times (London), February 24, 1919, Issue 42032, page 1.

 

Stuart Douglas Armour (son of Douglas Armour)

Stuart Douglas Armour, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 28.

Stuart Douglas Armour, Major, Canadian Expeditionary Force, http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=97088

“Major S.D. Armour Awarded D.S.O.,” Vancouver Province, June 20, 1919, page 2 (includes photograph of Major Stuart Armour).

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4QN-B7S : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Alfred Polson Murray, Victoria Ward, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 34, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9999, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396352.

Alfred Polson Murray, Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 108997271, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Murray&GSiman=1&GScnty=5516&GRid=108997271&

Stuart Armour, http://viaf.org/viaf/104112069/, Address to Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Waterways Development Association

Stuart Armour, http://viaf.org/viaf/104112069/, Some differences between us : an address delivered by Stuart Armour, president, Great Lakes Waterways Development Association, at the Annual Dinner Meeting of the Marine Historical Society of Detroit at the Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, February 21, 1970.

Armour, Stuart Douglas, b. 22 Mar 1893 Toronto, d. 13 Jun 1980 Hamilton, s/w Amy Siddons, MacPherson Cemetery, Georgeville, Stanstead County, Quebec, http://www.interment.net/data/canada/qc/stanstead/macpherson/index.htm.

Siddons, Amy Eleanor, b. 5 Nov 1888 Weston-Super-Mare, d. 25 Jan 1966 Hamilton, s/w Stuart Armour, MacPherson Cemetery, Georgeville, Stanstead County, Quebec, http://www.interment.net/data/canada/qc/stanstead/macpherson/index.htm.

 

Angus Douglas Armour (son of Douglas Armour)

“Canadian Casualties,” Toronto World, April 27, 1916, page 5, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=StQDAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4igDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4985%2C1250035, “Infantry: Wounded: Lieut. Angus Douglas Armour, Vancouver, 171015.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRL-6RC : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Angus Douglas Armour, 10 Feb 1962; citing Myrtel Point, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13255, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033376.

 

Kate Douglas Armour (“Kitty”) (daughter of Douglas Armour)

Kate Douglas Armour (1897-1981), http://www.longislandsurnames.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I04714&tree=Corey

Kate Douglas (Kitty) Armour, Kane, Gordon, Hegarty, Clench, Cory, Ross, Bancroft, Donaldson, Uniac, Clarke Family, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kanefamily&id=I00512.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2PG-CPP : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Kate Douglas Armour, 22 Oct 1897; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 22 Oct 1897, reference cn 901022; FHL microfilm 1907076.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLXL-5PX : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Kate Douglas Armour, 22 Oct 1897; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 22 Oct 1897, reference 901022; FHL microfilm 1907076.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMDR-1J5 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Kate Douglas Armour, 22 Oct 1897; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, registration number 901022; FHL microfilm 1907076.

Social and Personal, Montreal Gazette, July 25, 1913, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FEYhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RX8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6925%2C2643857: “Miss Kitty Armour, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Armour, formerly of Montreal, has arrived from Vancouver to spend the summer with friends here.”

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1916, page 8: “Miss Kitty Armour left today for England, where she will join her brother, Lieut. Angus Armour weho has been wounded recently. Miss Armour will spend several days in Ottawa visiting Mrs. Harold Daly, before sailing from New York on the New Amseterdam.”

“Vancouver Student Heads College List,” Vancouver Province, June 25, 1923, page 8: “Miss Kate Douglas Armour, only daughter of Mr. Douglas Armour, K.C., and Mrs. Armour of this city, delivered the valedictory address for her class at the graduating exercises at Macdonald Hall, Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, on Saturday. Telegraphic reports from the East state that Miss Armour is a very brilliant student and headed the class list She is now [coming west] to spend the summer vacation with her parents here, and [will later] take up post graduate work.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8J-WVM : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Douglas Armour in household of Clarence William Irberry and Kate Douglas Douglas, 18 Apr 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074508.

“Quiet Wedding of Miss Armour Takes Place at Noon,” Vancouver Province, April 18, 1928, page 8.

“Leave to Reside in Chicago after Wedding Ceremony Here,” Vancouver Province, April 19, 1928, page 8 (includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence William Doheny.”

Social and Personal, Montreal Gazette, April 21, 1928, page 8, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Q28tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9YsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6853%2C2783438: “In Vancouver today is taking place the marriage of Miss Kitty Armour, daughter of Mrs. Douglas Armour, of Vancouver and of the late Mr. Douglas Armour, K.C., and granddaughter of the late John Douglas Armour, to Mr. Clarence William Doheny, of Chicago, son of the late Mr. William Doheny, of Montreal, and of Mrs. Doheny, of Cobourg, Ont.”

“Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2H5V-VBK : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Kate Armour Doheny, 1960.

 

Clarence William Doheny (husband of Kate Douglas Armour)

Clarence William Doheny, husband of Kate Douglas Armour: http://www.longislandsurnames.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I04715&tree=Corey

Clarence William (Toby) Doheny, (1889-1951), “Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9424-F5W : accessed 2014-04-07), entry for Clarence William (Toby) Doheny, submitted by dlperkins2755602.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNG4-HC9 : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence William Doheny, 18 Jun 1889; citing Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, registration number 009196; FHL microfilm 1845895.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2PQ-PJD : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence William Doheny, 18 Jun 1889; citing Windsor, Essex, Ontario, 18 Jun 1889, reference cn 9196; FHL microfilm 1845895.

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ1K-PRH : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence William Doheny, 1928.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS59-X3H : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence Doheny, Chicago (Districts 1501-1750), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1552, sheet 2A, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 483.

“Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKLL-ZTG : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence William Doheny, ; citing , NARA microfilm publication M1285, roll 44, Federal Archives and Records Center, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1432044.

“Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2H5V-VBJ : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence William Doheny, 1943.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1VY-DZ9 : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence William Doheny, 1942; citing ARC identifier 623284, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2281435.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW4W-NDD : accessed 07 Apr 2014), Clarence Doheny, Winnetka, New Trier Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-315A, sheet 8A, family 187, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 783.

 

Kate Armour (sister of Douglas Armour)

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M47S-221 : accessed 06 Apr 2014), Kate Armour in household of John D Armour, Cobourg, West Northumberland, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 53, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9983, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396622.

Hayter Reed, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayter_Reed.

“Mrs. Hayter Reed Died in England: Contracted Typhoid Fever While Travelling – End Came Suddenly,” Montreal Gazette, September 18, 1928, page 35, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WG8tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KIwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6352%2C3133984.

7 thoughts on “Armour, Douglas (1860-1927)

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  2. You accidentally referred to JD Armour sr’s eldest daughter Kate Armour Reed (1856-1928) as ‘Kitty’. She had a successful career as head interior designer for CP Hotels , drawing a salary of $10,000 in 1911 $.

    • Thank you for your note on Kate Armour Reed. I will be adding further information on her on the page for Harold Mayne Daly, who married Kate’s daughter, Grace. I have seen a reference to Kate as “Kitty,” as well, but as you point out, it would be clearer to use different names to refer to them.

      Robert

  3. As the son of Kate Douglas (Kitty) Armour (1897-1981) and great-nephew of Kate Armour Reed (1856-1928), I can clear up the confusion.

    Kitty’s father was Douglas Armour (1860-1927), a brother of Kate. He named his only daughter after his sister and she was always known in the family as Kitty, while her aunt was always Kate, never Kitty. The two were very close, both in Canada and in England during World War One. Kate Reed was an accomplished needle woman and in 1919 made a sampler inscribed:

    “This was wrought by Kate Reed for Kitty Armour
    Her niece, namesake, godchild, companion, comfort, critic”

    David Armour Doheny
    Coral Gables, Florida
    2 Jun 2015

  4. Kate Armour was the eldest of 10 children of John Douglas and Eliza Cory Clench. There will soon be a web site for Kate Armour Lowrey Reed. Her biography to be published soon is titled A Woman’s Touch. Kate Reed and Canada’s Grand Hotels.
    The CPR did not pay Kate for he services. The huge sums discussed in papers were incorrect. Hayter was paid more in consideration for her decorating.

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