Bampton, Bertrand (1885-1965)

 

Bertrand Bampton - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory - 1912 - Part 1 - page 544

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 544.

 

Bertrand Bampton was a life insurance agent. He lived at 821 Denman Street in 1912.

 

Family Background

Bertrand Bampton was born in December 23, 1885, in Lachute, Quebec. His parents were George Edwin Bampton and Anna Louise Pollock.

George Edwin Bampton was a lawyer. He was born in Plymouth, England on September 15, 1849. He received his education at Christ’s Hospital in London, England, and he served for five years in the Royal Navy.

After he was invalided from the navy, he moved to Canada. He went to McGill University and he was called to the bar in 1879.

On August 1, 1884, he married Anna Louise Pollock.

 

George Edwin Bampton and Anna Louisa Pollock - marriage date - 1881

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Drouin Collection; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Name: George Edwin Bampton; Event Type: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Date: 1881; Marriage Place: Lachute, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Church of England; Religion: Church of England; Spouse: Anna Louisa Pollock.

 

Anna died on November 29, 1891.

 

Anna Louisa Bampton - burial date - 1891 - burial place - Lachute - Quebec

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Drouin Collection; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Name: Bampton [Anna Louisa Pollock]; Event Type: Enterrement (Burial); Death Date: 1891; Burial Date: 1891; Burial Place: Lachute, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Church of England; Religion: Church of England.

 

On September 10, 1896, in North Bay, Ontario, George married Eva Kate Lawson.

 

George Edwin Bampton and Eva Kate Lawson - marriage date - September 10, 1896

Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada Marriage Registers by Clergy, 1896-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Archive of Ontario; Year: 1896; Place: Nipissing; Roll: MS248_19. Name: George Edwin Bampton; Gender: Male; Birth Place: Plymouth, England; Father’s name: Augustus H Bampton; Mother’s name: Caroline P D Symons; Spouse’s name: Eva Kate Lawson; Spouse’s Birth Place: Montreal PQ; Spouse’s Father’s Name: John Lawson; Spouse’s Mother’s Name: Sarah Ann Tees; Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1896.

 

George died on July 15, 1917 in Verdun, Quebec.

Eva died on August 14, 1950.

 

To Vancouver

Bertrand arrived in Vancouver in 1907.

 

Military Service

Bertrand was recruited into the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

 

Marriage to Mary Fox

On June 18, 1924, in Seattle, Washington, Bertrand married Mary Virginia Fox. She was born on June 29, 1891, in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Her parents were James George Fox (1858-1933) and Emma Brightbill Strickler (1861-1917). Mary’s first marriage had been on November 30, 1917, in Hummelstown, to Paul Jay Sykes, who died on October 12, 1918. Paul and Mary had a son, Paul J. Sykes, Jr.

 

Business and Social Life

In 1925, Bertrand joined Canada Life Assurance Company. He was a charter life underwriter and a life member of the Life Underwriters’ Association of Canada.

He was also a member of the Men’s Canadian Club and a former member of the Burquitlam Golf and Country Club and the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.

 

Later Life

Bernard and Mary lived in the Vancouver area until the 1960s.

Mary died in Vancouver on August 9, 1964. She was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Mary Virginia Bampton - death notice - Vancouver Sun - August 11 1964 - page 23 - column 2

Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1964, page 23, column 2.

 

Bertrand died in Vancouver on April 7, 1965. He was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Bertrand Bampton - death notice - Vancouver Province - April 10 1965 - page 32 - column 2

Vancouver Province, April 10, 1965, page 32, column 2.

 

Bertrand and Mary had the following children, who were twins.

 

Virginia Fox Bampton

Virginia Fox Bampton was born on November 12, 1925.

In 1962, she married Matthew Nicholas Paul Reiffer. He was born on June 23, 1923. He died on March 30, 2012.

 

Mathew Nicholas Paul Reiffer - death notice - Vancouver Sun - April 7 2012 - page E10 - column 4

Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2012, page E10, column 4.

 

Virginia died on May 18, 2013.

 

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Vancouver Sun, June 5, 2013, page D8, column 3.

 

Matthew and Virginia had a son named Randy Bertrand Reiffer.

 

Diana Louise Bampton

Diana Louise Bampton was born on November 12, 1925. She married Lawrence Robertson Munroe, who became a city planner. He was born on July 10, 1923; he died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on January 12, 1970.

Diana then married Henry Cornelius Belhouse, who was a meteorologist. He was born on May 16, 1921; he died on March 12, 2012.

 

Sister

Among Bertrand Bampton’s relatives was his sister, Louise Bampton. She was born on November 18, 1891, in Lachute, Quebec. She was a school teacher. It appears that she was never married. She was living at 825 Gilford Street in Vancouver when she died on December 13, 1963.

 

Sources

George Edwin Bampton (father of Bertrand Bampton)

Canadian Men and Women of the Time, 1898, Henry James Morgan, page 47, https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen00morg#page/47/mode/1up

Canadian Men and Women of the Time, 1912, Henry James Morgan, page 57, https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen00morguoft#page/57/mode/1up.

George Edwin Bampton, Accountant, Medical and Navigating Branches’ officers: A-F., http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7612157.

George Edwin Bampton (1849–1917); Birth: 15 SEP 1849, Plymouth, Devon, England; Death: 15 JUL 1917, Verdun, Québec, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, 1558-1887,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MS-1KHT : 15 March 2018), George Edwin Bampton, Plymouth, Devon, England; citing Baptism, The Devon Record Office, Exeter.

“England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KC95-ZDQ : 4 November 2017), George Edwin Bampton, 1849, Baptism; from “Church of England parish registers 1538-1911,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Devon, archive reference , images provided by FamilySearch International.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG14-ZDH : 9 November 2019), George Bampton in household of Caroline Bampton, St Andrew, Devon, England; citing St Andrew, Devon, England, p. 5, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVM-FFL : 20 May 2019), George E. Bampton in household of Eliza Quinn, Saint-Jerusalem, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Eliza Quinn, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1881 Canada Census: Quebec, Argenteuil, St. Jerusalem, page 17, family 85, line 4, George E. Bampton, advocate, age 22, http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008164995.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWP9-VP7 : 3 August 2016), George E Bampton, Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148187.

1891 Canada Census, Quebec, Argenteuil, Lachute Town, page 6, family 31, lines 5-8, George E. Bampton, age 41, http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148187-00039.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHPC-VQS : 16 December 2019), Geo E Bampton, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

1901 Census of Canada, Quebec, Argenteuil, Lachute Town, I-3, page 2, family 15, lines 3-7, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=87408&highlight=3&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Geo++E.+Bampton; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000124548.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-DKYX : 16 March 2018), George Bampton, 1911; citing Census, Argenteuil Sub-Districts 1-35, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,539.

1911 Census of Canada, Quebec, Argenteuil, 32 Lachute, page 6, family 72, line 50, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=151760&highlight=50&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Bampton; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002042531.pdf.

1911 Census of Canada, Quebec, Argenteuil, 32 Lachute, page 7, family 72, lines 1-5, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=151761&highlight=1&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Eva+Bampton; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002042532.pdf.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-CVPZ : 13 December 2015), George Edwin Bampton, 1917; Burial, Lachute, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada, Lachute Protestant Cemetery; citing record ID 128445488, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128445488: “George Edwin Bampton; Birth:15 Sep 1849, Plymouth, Plymouth Unitary Authority, Devon, England; Death: 15 Jul 1917 (aged 67), Verdun, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Burial: Lachute Protestant Cemetery, Lachute, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID: 128445488.”

 

Ann Louisa Pollock (mother of Bertrand Bampton)

Ann Louisa Pollock (1864–1891); Birth: 10 FEB 1864, Lachûte, Argenteuil, Québec, Canada; Death: 29 NOV 1891, Lachûte, Argenteuil, Québec, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M426-PQ7 : 24 October 2018), Louisa Pollock, Saint-Jerusalem, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVM-YNB : 20 May 2019), Louise Pollock in household of Thomas Pollock, Saint-Jerusalem, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Thomas Pollock, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWP9-VPW : 3 August 2016), Annie L Bampton, Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148187.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-CVPC : 11 July 2016), Anna Louisa Pollock Bampton, 1891; Burial, Lachute, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada, Lachute Protestant Cemetery; citing record ID 128445416, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128445416: “Anna Louisa Pollock Bampton; Birth: 10 Feb 1864, Lachute, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada; Death: 29 Nov 1891 (aged 27), Lachute, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada; Burial: Lachute Protestant Cemetery, Lachute, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada.”

“Canadian Headstones”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WMBB-BGZM : 21 May 2019), Anna Louisa Pollock, .

 

Eva Kate Lawson (wife of George Edwin Bampton)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZ9-ZBN : 11 March 2018), George Edward Bampton and Eva Kate Lawson, 10 Sep 1896; citing registration , North Bay, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,915.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHPC-VQ3 : 16 December 2019), Eva Bampton in household of Geo E Bampton, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-DKYF : 16 March 2018), Eva Bampton in entry for George Bampton, 1911; citing Census, Argenteuil Sub-Districts 1-35, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,539.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-GNQM : 18 March 2020), Eva Kate Lawson Bampton, ; Burial, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Cimetière Mont-Royal; citing record ID 108253791, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108253791: “Eva Kate Lawson Bampton; Birth: 8 Dec 1870; Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Death: 14 Aug 1950 (aged 79); Burial: Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID: 10825379.”

 

Bertrand Bampton

Bertrand Bampton, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/e/i/Karl-D-Weissert/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0938.html; “Bertrand Bampton died date unknown. He married Mary Virginia Fox on June 18 in Seattle, WA, daughter of James G. Fox and Emma Brightbill Strickler.”

1901 Census of Canada, Quebec, Argenteuil, Lachute Town, I-3, page 2, family 15, lines 3-7, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=87408&highlight=5&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Bertrand+Bampton; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000124548.pdf.

1911 Canada Census, British Columbia, Vancouver, 1 Vancouver City, page 6, family 64, line 45, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63664&highlight=45&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Bertram+Bampton; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940040.pdf.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Bertrand Bampton; Regimental Number: 2021862; Date of Birth: 23/12/1885; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 404 – 1; Item Number:23059; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=23059

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1965-09-005042, Bertrand Bampton, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=d53ef2b1-3c7c-4ed8-8b85-18128d6d250d.

“Bampton Rites Monday,” Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1965, page 60: “Funeral service will be held Monday for Bertrand Bampton, 79, a Vancouver businessman who died Wednesday. The service will be conducted at 3 p.m. at Simmons and McBridge Funeral Chapel by Rev. G.C. Kelly. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Mamorial Park. Born in Lachute, Que., Dec. 23, 1885, “Bee” Bampton came to Vancouver in 1907. He served overseas for 2 ½ years with the B.C. Regiment during the First World War. In 1925 he joined Canada Life Assurance Co. He was a charter life underwriter and a life member of the Life Underwriters’ Association of Canada. He was a member of the Men’s Canadian Club and a former member of the Burquitlam Golf and Country Club and the Terminal City Club. He is survived by twin daughters, Mrs. Lawrence R. Munroe, North Vancouver, and Mrs Matthew Reiffer, West Vancouver, and a stepson, Maj. Paul J. Sykes, Jr. USAF Ret., West Vancouver.”

Bertrand Bampton, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 9, 1965, page 29; Vancouver Province, April 10, 1965, page 32; Vancouver Sun, April 8, 1965, page 42; Vancouver Sun, April 9, 1965, page 35; Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1965, page 35.

 

James George Fox (father of Mary Virginia Fox)

James George Fox (3 November 1858 – 7 August 1933); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K6QJ-X8X

James George Fox (1858–1933); Birth: 5 NOVEMBER 1858 • Hummelstown, Dauphin County, PA; Death: 7 AUGUST 1933 • Union Deposit, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA. (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGN-6X4 : 19 March 2020), James Fox in entry for Thomas Ge Fox, 1870.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWF9-4W8 : 15 July 2017), James G Fox in household of Thos G Fox, Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 76, sheet 35C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,123.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M39N-46L : accessed 11 May 2020), James G Fox, Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51, sheet 1B, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,392.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG44-XDJ : accessed 11 May 2020), James G Fox Sr., Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 7B, family 155, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1327; FHL microfilm 1,375,340.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFY3-4ZL : accessed 11 May 2020), James G Fox, Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 51, sheet 26B, line 72, family 569, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1557; FHL microfilm 1,821,557.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFY3-WVQ : accessed 11 May 2020), James G Fox, Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 50, sheet 2B, line 72, family 569, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1557; FHL microfilm 1,821,557.

Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1967; Certificate Number Range: 074001-077000. Name: James G Fox; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 74; Birth Date: 5 Nov 1858; Birth Place: Pennsylvania; Death Date: 7 Aug 1933; Death Place: Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA; Father: Thomas Fox; Mother: Diana H Hershey; Spouse: Emma F; Certificate Number: 74041.

Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVX-RP4L : 18 March 2020), James G. Fox, ; Burial, Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Hummelstown Cemetery; citing record ID 13558026, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13558026: “James G. Fox; Birth: 5 Nov 1858; Pennsylvania, USA; Death: 7 Aug 1933 (aged 74); Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Burial: Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Plot: Section BB, block 242, lot 1, grave 1E; Memorial ID: 13558026.”

 

Emma Brightbill Strickler (mother of Mary Virginia Fox)

Emma Brightbill Strickler (8 May 1861 – 12 October 1917); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/KFRT-TJ8

Emma Brightbill Strickler (1861–1917); Birth: MAY 8 1861, Swatara, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; Death: OCTOBER 12 1917, Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States of America (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1870”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGN-4P7 : 19 March 2020), Emma Strickler in entry for Adam Strickler, 1870.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWF9-95Z : 15 July 2017), Emma Strickler in household of Adam Strickler, Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 75, sheet 22C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,123.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M39N-46G : accessed 11 May 2020), Fox in household of James G Fox, Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51, sheet 1B, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,392.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG44-XDV : accessed 11 May 2020), Emma S Fox in household of James G Fox Sr., Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 7B, family 155, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1327; FHL microfilm 1,375,340.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVX-RP4S : 18 March 2020), Emma S. Strickler Fox, ; Burial, Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Hummelstown Cemetery; citing record ID 13558035, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13558035: “Emma B. Strickler Fox; Birth: 9 May 1861; Death: 12 Oct 1917 (aged 56); Burial: Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Plot: Section BB, block 242, lot 1, grave 2E; Memorial ID: 13558035.”

 

Mary Virginia Fox (wife of Bertrand Bampton)

Mary Virginia Fox (29 June 1891 – 9 August 1964); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K635-1MR

Mary Virginia Fox (1891–1964); Birth: 29 JUN 1891, Derry Township, Dauphin Co, Pennsylvania; Death: AUGUST 9 1964, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M39N-461 : accessed 11 May 2020), M Virginia Fox in household of James G Fox, Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51, sheet 1B, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,392.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG44-XD2 : accessed 11 May 2020), Virginia Fox in household of James G Fox Sr., Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 7B, family 155, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1327; FHL microfilm 1,375,340.

“Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFMX-V4Q : 7 January 2020), Paul Jay Sikes and Mary Virginia Fox, 29 Nov 1917; citing Marriage, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, multiple County Clerks, Pennsylvania.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1964-09-010289, Mary Virginia Bampton.

Mary Virginia Bampton, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 10, 1964, page 23; Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1964, page 23; Vancouver Province, August 11, 1964, page 22: “Bampton – Passed away August 9, 1964, Mary Virginia, beloved wife of Bertrand Bampton, of 2484 Point Grey Road, in her 74th year. Also survived by 1 son, Major Paul J. Skyes, Jr., U.S.A.F. Retired, Vancouver; 2 daughters, Mrs. L.R. (Diana) Munroe, North Vancouver; Mrs. Matthew N.P. (Virginia) Reiffer, New Westminster; 3 brothers, Robert T. Fox and J. Edward Fox, both of Hummelstown, Penn.; James G. Fox, West Orange, N.J.; 1 sister, Mrs. Sarah Bair, Seattle, Wash. The deceased was a member of the American Women’s Club, Vancouver, also the Women’s Musical Club, Vancouver. Funeral service Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple Street, Rev., N.D.B. Larmoth officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

 

Paul Jay Sykes (husband of Mary Virginia Fox)

Paul Jay Sykes (4 October 1889 – 12 October 1918); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/9NTD-SF4

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M39G-R8Z : accessed 11 May 2020), Paul J Sykes in household of Benjamin Sykes, Brady Township, Troutville Precinct Troutville borough, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet 2A, family 23, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,395.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGHP-71T : accessed 11 May 2020), Paul J Sykes in household of Benjamin Sykes, Brady, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 54, sheet 2A, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1330; FHL microfilm 1,375,343.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-KH23 : 16 March 2018), Paul J Sykes in entry for Benjiman Sykes, 1911; citing Census, Medicine Hat Sub-Districts 1-11, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,653.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6VV-PKC : 25 August 2019), Paul Jay Sykes, 1917-1918.

“United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WW2F-ZFW2 : 26 October 2019), Paul Jay Sykes, ; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.

“United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPHW-JF3N : 3 December 2019), Paul J Sykes, .

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-PHRW : 11 July 2016), Paul Jay Sykes, 1918; Burial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial; citing record ID 55956329, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55956329: “CAPT Paul Jay Sykes; Birth: 4 Oct 1889; Death: 12 Oct 1918 (aged 29), France; Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France; Memorial ID: 55956329.”

 

Virginia Fox Bampton (daughter of Bertrand Bampton)

Mathew Nicholas Paul Reiffer Obituary. Date of Birth: Saturday, June 23rd, 1923; Date of Death: Friday, March 30th, 2012. Funeral Home: McKenzie Funeral Services, mckenziefuneralservice.com. “Reiffer, Mathew Nicholas Paul, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2012. He was 88 years old. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Virginia and son Randy (spouse Tammy Herriott and grand daughter Emma Herriott) and by his other family and friends. Mathew fought honorably in WWII with his brothers. After the war, he then married Ginny and worked as a custodian for many years. He was a gifted bridge player even as his eyesight was failing. The funeral service will be held on Thursday April 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 21st and Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver. Donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. You may sign the book of condolences at mckenziefuneralservice.com.”

Virginia Fox (Bampton) Reiffer, obituary, North Shore News (North Vancouver, British Columbia): “Virginia Fox (Bampton) Reiffer, November 12, 1925 – May 18, 2013.

Passed away suddenly after a long illness. Predeceased by her husband Matthew in March 2012 and by her brother Paul J. Sykes. Survived by her son Randy (Tammy), twin sister Diane Belhouse and cousin Barry Bampton (Penny) and family. She grew up in Kerrisdale (Magee ’43), (UBC BA ’47). Graduate study in California led to a career as a psychometrician testing children for local school districts. Through a mutual talent for bridge she met and married Matthew in 1962. They moved to West Vancouver in 1964 where she had many lifelong friends. Some of her happiest memories were the four summers spent working at the Chateau Lake Louise. In her youth she was a gifted pianist and also enjoyed sailing her little red sailboat. Ginny loved travelling and many cruises with Matthew. Always kind hearted, Ginny loved animals, especially her cat Quila. In lieu of flowers donations to the West Vancouver SPCA would be appreciated. No service by request.

 

Clemens Joseph Reiffer (brother of Matthew Reiffer)

REIFFER, Clemens Joseph, obituary. “Clemens Joseph Reiffer was born on November 27, 1913 in Bruno, SK, and passed away in Hospital in Fort St. John, BC on November 29, 2008 at the age of 95. He is survived by his long-time companion Mary Thompson, and Laura and Johnny Thompson, and his brothers Matthew, Lambert, and Al, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predecease[d] by his brothers Ben, Jack and Silver, and his sisters Helen, Teddy and Marion. Clem served in WWII in the 12th Canadian Field Artillery landing on D-Day, and he later served in Belgium and England. After the war he returned to Canada and worked in the lumber industry. He moved to Hudson’s Hope and was employed as a supervisor in the construction of the WAC Bennett Dam. A memorial service will be held at the West Vancouver United Church on December 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm.” Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/11/2008 – 12/12/2008.

 

Diana Louise Bampton (daughter of Bertrand Bampton)

Lawrence Robertson Munroe (first husband of Diana Louise Bampton), British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1970-09-001499.

Jack Belhouse (father of Henry Cornelius Belhouse), British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1973-09-015090.

Cornelia Belhouse (née Ekelmans) (mother of Henry Cornelius Belhouse), British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1976-09-015009.

Henry Cornelius Belhouse (second husband of Diana Louise Bampton): Henry C. Belhouse, Obituary, North Shore News (North Vancouver, British Columbia): “May 16, 1921 – March 12, 2012; Surrounded by his family, Henry died peacefully after a long illness. Beloved husband of Diana, loving father of Bob (Connie), Jack (Linda), Glenn and Julie, predeceased by son David, grandfather of Brad Belhouse and Lori Tannar (Jeff), great grandfather of Christopher Belhouse and Breanna and Brooklyn Tannar. Upon graduation from University of Alberta in 1941 (B.Sc. Hons Math and Physics), he was seconded to U. of Toronto to study to become a Wartime Meteorologist for the armed forces, but topped his class and went on to become a full meteorologist and was posted to Vancouver. In 1942, he married Lois (nee McDiarmaid) and was widowed in 1956. In 1961, he married Daphne (nee Harrison) and began a career in Toronto as head of the newly created Instrumentation Branch, a job he loved. During the next ten years, his many successful projects included the design and installation of Automatic Weather Stations, setting up the weather radar system across Canada, and his innovative design of a digital altimeter that won international acclaim. Widowed again in 1971, he moved to Vancouver in late 1972 and married Diana Munroe (nee Bampton). After his retirement he led a full and happy life of music, curling and lawn bowling. He was a perfectionist in his many skills and enjoyed happy hours in his workshop doing beautiful woodworking and electronics. He could repair anything and was always ready to embrace any challenge. He shared his love of music over the years in the North Shore Organ Music Club with his playing of both theatre organ and piano, and at the University Womens’ Club of Vancouver where he played during Christmas at Hycroft. Until slowed down by cancer and diabetes, he was a championship lawn bowler and served as President of the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club. A private family celebration of his life has been held. Donations in his memory to the charity of your choice will be welcomed.

Lois Yvonne Belhouse (née Grant) first wife of Henry Cornelius Belhouse, British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1956-09-004582, Lois Yvonne Belhouse.

 

Paul Jay Sykes, Junior (son of Mary Virginia Fox)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFY3-WVW : accessed 11 May 2020), Paul Jay Sykes in household of M Virginia Sykes, Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 50, sheet 2B, line 74, family 570, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1557; FHL microfilm 1,821,557.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMN-H6QM : 28 November 2018), Paul J Sykes and Ramona M Coulson, 22 Nov 1938, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 100161593.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG64-B4Z : 20 May 2014), Paul J Sykes, 20 Oct 2005; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK5-P9V3 : 13 December 2015), Paul J Sykes, 2005; Burial, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, Arlington National Cemetery; citing record ID 49489223, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49489223: “Paul J Sykes, Jr.; Birth: 31 Aug 1918; Death: 20 Oct 2005 (aged 87); Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Plot: Sec: 54, Site: 2992; Memorial ID: 49489223.”

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJR-CFZC : 31 May 2018), Paul J Sykes, died 20 Oct 2005; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Arlington National Cemetery (Master), Fort Myer Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States.

 

Ramona Marjorie Coulson (wife of Paul Jay Sykes, Junior)

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMB-46CG : 28 November 2018), Paul J Sykes and Ramona M Coulson, 22 Nov 1938, Clark, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 100369085.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMN-H6QN : 28 November 2018), Paul J Sykes and Ramona M Coulson, 22 Nov 1938, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 100161593.

Ancestry.com. Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc167088. Name: Ramona Coulson; Marriage Date: 19 Aug 1950; Marriage Place: West Seattle, King, Washington, USA; Spouse: Joseph W Lyon.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Ramona Marjorie Coulson [Ramona Mar Sykes] [Ramona Lyon] [Ramona Marjorie Coolson]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 31 Dec 1918; Birth Place: Tacoma Pierc, Washington; Death Date: Jan 1992; Father: Harry F Coolson; Mother: Mary A Nixon; SSN: 531201242; Notes: Jun 1942: Name listed as Ramona Marjorie Coulson; Feb 1943: Name listed as Ramona Mar Sykes; Jan 1950: Name listed as RAMONA MARJORIE LYON; 03 Jun 1993: Name listed as Ramona M Lyon.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J1YS-R6D : 20 May 2014), Ramona M Lyon, Jan 1992; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Joseph William Lyon (husband of Ramona Marjorie Coulson)

Joseph W Lyon (16 March 1915 – May 1994); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LRVN-QGD.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHFN-CW2 : accessed 12 May 2020), Joseph W Lyon in household of Donald B Lyon, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing ED 328, sheet 2A, line 24, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1931; FHL microfilm 1,821,931.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC36-QZ6 : accessed 12 May 2020), Joseph Lyons in household of Donald Lyons, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 411, sheet 31A, line 3, family 257, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2501; FHL microfilm 2,342,235.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K938-BGD : 28 February 2020), Joseph Lyon in household of Donald B Lyon, Tract N-1, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-238, sheet 9A, line 23, family 214, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4381.

Ancestry.com. Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc167088. Name: Joseph W Lyon; Marriage Date: 19 Aug 1950; Marriage Place: West Seattle, King, Washington, USA; Spouse: Ramona Coulson.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJJ2-RSCH : 16 May 2014), Joseph W Lyon, Residence, Snoqualmie, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J1TY-VWR : 20 May 2014), Joseph W Lyon, 09 May 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Dorothy Winifred Kendrick (wife of Paul Jay Sykes, Junior)

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Dorothy Winifred Kendrick [Dorothy W Sykes]; Gender: Female

Race: White; Birth Date: 10 Jun 1915; Birth Place: Burks Falls, Canada; Death Date: 17 Jul 2001; Father: Lorne R Kendrick; Mother: Mary E Lawson; SSN: 702031896; Notes: Aug 1941: Name listed as Dorothy Winifred Kendrick; 15 Aug 2001: Name listed as Dorothy W Sykes>

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5NS-GYM : 19 May 2014), Dorothy W Sykes, 17 Jul 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK5-P9NX : 11 July 2016), Dorothy Winifred Sykes, 2001; Burial, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, Arlington National Cemetery; citing record ID 49489205, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49489205: “Dorothy Winifred Sykes; Birth: 10 May 1915; Death: 17 Jul 2001 (aged 86); Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Plot: Sec: 54, Site: 2992; Memorial ID: 49489205.”

 

Louise Bampton (sister of Bertrand Bampton)

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1963-09-014909, Louise Bampton.

Louise Bampton, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 16, 1963, page 25: “Bampton – Passed away December 13, 1963, Louise Bampton of 825 Gilford St. in her 73rd year. Survived by a brother Bertrand, Vancouver; 3 nieces, Mrs. L.R. Munroe, North Vancouver; Mrs. M. Reiffer, New Westminster; Miss Malou Bampton, San Francisco; 1 nephew George F. Bampton, Winnipeg; 3 grand-nephews, Barry, Glen and Craig, all of Winnipeg; also a half brother Lawson Bampton, Montreal; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Edna McDonald, St. Laurent, Quebec, Mrs. Charles MacKeracher, Montreal. Funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Simmons and McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St. Rev. Canon F.J. Nicholson officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

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