Attwell, Stanley Shaw (1884-after 1955)

Stanley Shaw Attwell worked as a gardener for the City of Vancouver. He lived at 1844 Georgia Street in 1916.

He was born on September 24, 1884, in Fulborne, Cambridge, England, which is about eight kilometres southeast of Cambridge: Fulbourn, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulbourn.

It appears that his father was William Attwell, a church minister who was born about 1836 in Spitalfields, London. Stanley’s mother may have been Gertrude Moore, who was born about 1847 in Dorking, Suffolk, England.

It appears that he moved to New Zealand, since a person with his name was living in Napier, New Zealand, in 1911.

In 1912, he entered the United States at Boston, Massachusetts, having arrived from England on the S.S. Ascania.

Sometime before 1916, Stanley married Bessie Evelyn Peterson. She was born in New Zealand on March 10, 1891. Her father was Peter Peterson, who was born in Lillesend, Norwary; Bessie’s mother was Matilda Jane Imrie, who was born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

By 1915, he was living in Vancouver and was working as a caretaker at Brockton Point in Stanley Park. In late September, a fire destroyed his house and contents.

By June 1916, he was living at 1844 Georgia Street. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. His attestation paper stated that he was a mercantile clerk and engineer.

By 1924, he was working as a clerk at Pier D on the Vancouver waterfront.

He continued to live in Vancouver until the 1950s.

Bessie died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 27, 1955. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Stanley died sometime after Bessie. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

 

Stanley and Bessie had two sons:

William G. Attwell

William G. Attwell was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was stationed at Victoria in 1955. He was married to Phylis.

L.S. Attwell

L.S. Attwell was living in Port Moody, British Columbia, in 1955.

Wilfred Auckland Attwell (possible brother of Stanley Shaw Attwell)

Stanley may have had a brother named Wilfred Auckland Attwell. Wilfred was born on March 30, 1879, in Newmarket, Suffolk, England. He died in White Rock, British Columbia, on January 2, 1962.

Sources

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3JX-7XJ : accessed 26 Mar 2014), William Attwell, Newmarket St Mary (Suffolk), Cambridgeshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X28-WR3 : accessed 26 Mar 2014), Stanley Shaw Attwell, 1883.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSV1-HXJ : accessed 26 Mar 2014), Stanley S Attwell, Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire, 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.

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981, Census & Voter Lists, Name: Stanley Shaw Attwell; Residence: 1911 – Napier, Hawke’s Bay.

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1915, Page 7: “Fire completely destroyed the caretaker’s house at Brockton Point, pear the cricket pitch, about 7:30 on Saturday night. The fire department responded to a call turned in at 7:25, but they were unable to prevent the destruction of house and contents. The place was occupied by Mr. Stanley S. Attwell, whose loss Is covered by insurance.”

“Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23X7-2CR : accessed 26 Mar 2014), Stanley S Attwell, 1912.

Canadian Expeditionary Force: Stanley Shaw Attwell; Regimental Number: 532775; Date of Birth: 24/09/1884; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 296 – 28; Item Number: 16718; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=16718. Attestation paper (front): http://data2.archives.ca/cef/well1/224035a.gif; attestation paper (back): http://data2.archives.ca/cef/well1/224035b.gif;pvd69d96ab3e9cfee2.

 

Bessie Evelyn Attwell (wife of Stanley Shaw Attwell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRD-TMS : accessed 26 Mar 2014), Bessie Evelyn Attwell, 15 Apr 1955; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13223, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032984.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1955-09-004523, Bessie Evelyn Attwell, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=633e3255-0783-4c01-9288-fe6210c25ec1.

Bessie Evelyn Attwell, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 18, 1955, page 25: “Attwell – On April 15, 1955, Bessie Evelyn Attwell, aged 64 years, beloved wife of Stanley Shaw Attwell, of 2212 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Survived by her husband; 2 sons, Lieut. W.G. Attwell, Victoria, B.C.; L.S. Attwell, Port Moody, B.C.; 3 grandchildren; also 3 sisters, Mrs. Beth Marvel, Santa Cruz, California; Mrs. T. Braband, Bondie, Australia; Mrs. R. Derby, Auckland, New Zealand. Funeral service from the Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, Rev. J. Herdman officiating. Interment Capilano View.”

Bessie Evelyn Peterson Attwell, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99432346

 

Wilfred Auckland Attwell (possible brother of Stanley Shaw Attwell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRL-9L7 : accessed 26 Mar 2014), Wilfred Aukland Attwell, 02 Jan 1962; citing White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13255, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033376.

City of Surrey Cemetery Services, List of Interments to November 13, 2013, http://www.surrey.ca/files/A_LALO.pdf: ATTWELL, Elsie Surrey Centre SC-BLOCK 359-6; ATTWELL, Wilfred Auckland Sunnyside Lawn SL-VETERANS-377.

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