Astell, Godfrey Blacker (1883-1967)

Godfrey Blacker Astell was a surveyor and civil engineer. He lived at 1890 Comox Street from 1916 to 1918.

He was born on January 9, 1883, in Richmond, Virginia. His father was William Wynyard Astell (1856-1934); his mother was Rosa Murray Blacker (1860-1902).

Godfrey arrived in Vancouver about 1911. He worked as building contractor for a short time. By 1912, he was working as a civil engineer for H. Sydney Hancock, who operated a consulting engineering firm in Vancouver.

On November 7, 1915, in Vancouver, Godfrey married Theresa Bromehead Graburn. She was born on March 1, 1895 in Montreal, Quebec. Her father was Nelson Graburn (1864-1942); her mother was Agnes Jamieson Shaw (1860-1948). [The Graburn family lived at 1012 Denman Street in 1912.] Godfrey and Theresa had no children.

Godfrey died on March 12, 1967, in Vancouver. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

Theresa died on November 22, 1969, in Vancouver. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

Sources

William Wynyard Astell (father of Godfrey Blacker Astell)

Genealogy of the Thornton and Astell Families, http://www.bernardoconnor.org.uk/Everton/Thornton%20and%20Astell%20geneailogy.htm

“Astell,” Armorial Families, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, Seventh edition, 1929, http://archive.org/stream/armorialfamilies01foxd#page/n10/mode/1up; http://archive.org/stream/armorialfamilies01foxd#page/58/mode/1up

William Wynyard Astell, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=t_h_davies&id=I383702

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NDH4-ZF7 : accessed 05 Aug 2013), William Wynyard Astell, 18 Dec 1855.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JS1C-SM9 : accessed 05 Aug 2013), William Wynyard Astell, 13 Dec 1855.

FreeBMD, Wylliam Wynyard Astell, born March quarter, 1856, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=23922064&d=bmd_1373527565

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFX5-8M8 : accessed 05 Aug 2013), William W Astell, 1871.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPF-DV2 : accessed 05 Aug 2013), William W. Astell, 1880.

“Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRNX-98W : accessed 06 Aug 2013), Wm. W. Astilt and Rosa M. Blacker, 15 Jun 1881.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6YX-WM9 : accessed 05 Aug 2013), William W. Astell, 27 Oct 1893; citing Germanic, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7GF-LXS : accessed 05 Aug 2013), William W Astell, 1911.

FreeBMD, Wylliam Wynyard Astell, married June quarter, 1904, [spouse is Blacker, Francesca Elizabeth] http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=111612005&d=bmd_1373527565

FreeBMD, Wylliam W. Astell, death September quarter 1934, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=169060489&d=bmd_1373527565

FreeBMD, Francesca E. Astell, death March quarter 1920, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=142615377&d=bmd_1373527565

Godfrey Blacker Astell

“Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTHW-FJY : accessed 05 Aug 2013), Godfrey Astell, 09 Jan 1883.

1911 Census of Canada, 1911 / British Columbia / Vancouver / 76 Vancouver City / page 23, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63624&highlight=20&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Godfrey+B.+Astell

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZJ-4LN : accessed 06 Aug 2013), Godfrey Blacker Astell and Theresa Bromhead Graburn, 1915.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Godfrey Blacker Astill and Theresa Bromhead Graburn, Registration Number: 1915-09-079006, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=5fa42d29-5124-419e-a285-4efa2380f01a

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYM-YDK : accessed 06 Aug 2013), Godfrey Blacker Astell, 1967.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Godfrey Blacker Astell, Registration Number: 1967-09-003623, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=9b188645-64e7-4735-a59d-1ac66898a7de

Godfrey Blacker Astell, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 13, 1967, page 28: “Astell — Passed away March 12, 1967, Godfrey Blacker Astell, of 1878 Robson St., and formerly of Richmond, Virginia, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Theresa Astell, of 2423 Cornwall St., Vancouver, and brother of Mrs. Mabel Raymond, Belchamp Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk, England. Funeral service Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Pendrell at Jervis St., Rev. J.W. Ellis officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Forest Lawn Mortuary, funeral directors in charge.”

Theresa Bromehead Astell (née Graburn)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYC-NZ7 : accessed 06 Aug 2013), Theresa Astell, 1969.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Theresa Astell, Registration Number: 1969-09-015960, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=141aebbf-5a78-4124-8b9b-3f240d6cab6d

Theresa Astell, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 24, 1969, page 41: “Astell — Passed away November 22, 1969, Theresa, widow of Godfrey Blacker Astell, of 1878 Robson St., Vancouver. Funeral service Tuesday, November 25, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Jervis and Pendrell St., Vancouver. Interment in the family plot, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Forest Lawn Mortuary, Royal Oak Ave, at Canada Way, funeral directors in charge.” [Similar notice in Vancouver Province, November 25, 1969, page 29.]

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