Beddeson, Harold George (1872- 1941)

Harold George Beddeson, detail from Ancestry.com file: searched October 2013

Harold George Beddeson, detail from Ancestry.com file: searched October 2013

Harold George Beddeson was a commercial traveler for Kelly, Douglas’s grocery business. He lived at 1919 Beach Avenue from 1905 to 1908.

He was born on December 31, 1872, in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. His father was John Beddeson (1844-1885), who was a brewer’s clerk; his mother was Jane Elizabeth Royce (1846-1886).

Harold arrived in Canada in about 1894. By 1900, he was living in Toronto and working as a shipper for the wholesale grocery business of Herbert P. Eckhardt and Company. He was still living in Toronto in 1901.

It appears that, sometime between 1901 and 1903, Harold married Ina Gwendolyn Mackie (often called Gwendolyn). She was born on June 8, 1873, in East Whitby, near Oshawa, Ontario. Her father was Robert John Mackie; her mother was Jane Abigail Hoitte.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1902, as “P. Bedeson,” who was a traveler for Kelly, Douglas and Company. In 1903 and 1904, the directories showed him as “Harold G. Beddeson.” He was still a traveler for Kelly, Douglas and Company, and he was living at 1729 Burnaby Street.

From 1905 to 1908, he was at 1919 Beach Avenue.

In 1909, he moved to 2254 Cornwall Avenue. The Beddeson family was still there in the 1940s. However, by 1921, Harold was a patient at the Vancouver General Hospital Annex, 1283 Southwest Marine Drive, which was at the northeast corner of Hudson Street and Marine Drive.

Vancouver Hospital Marpole Annex, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 99-226; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-general-hospital-annex-marpole-annex

Vancouver Hospital Marpole Annex, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 99-226; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-general-hospital-annex-marpole-annex

This building started its life as John Jacob Grauer’s Grand Central Hotel in 1913. By about 1915, the hotel was no longer in business. From 1917 to 1922, the building was a Vancouver General Hospital Annex; from 1922 to 1937, it was the Provincial Home for Incurables.

CVA 99-226 - Vancouver General Hospital Annex - Marpole Annex, 1919, (detail), http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-general-hospital-annex-marpole-annex

CVA 99-226 – Vancouver General Hospital Annex – Marpole Annex, 1919, (detail), http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-general-hospital-annex-marpole-annex

From 1937, it was known as the Marpole Infirmary or the Provincial Infirmary. It stopped being used as an infirmary in 1965, and it was demolished in 1967.

In 1921, while Harold was a patient at the hospital annex, Gwendolyn also became ill and had to go into the hospital. It appears that the Beddeson children were at home. A boy from the neighbourhood brought over a rifle, and the children were engaged in target practice. While Stanford Beddeson was using the gun, it exploded, seriously injuring 11-year-old Arthur Beddeson. The police arrived and Arthur was rushed to the hospital. He later recovered.

It appears that Harold remained in hospital for all or most of the rest of his life. He died at the Provincial Infirmary on November 27, 1941. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Gwendolyn died in Vancouver on November 13, 1946. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Harold and Gwendolyn had the following children.

 

Dorothy Royce Beddeson

Dorothy Royce Beddeson was born in Vancouver on July 12, 1903. On August 13, 1921, in Whatcom, Washington State, she married Albert Prince Sparks, who had been a warehouse clerk. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 15, 1897. His parents, who were from Newfoundland, were William John and Mary Jane Sparks.

Albert had been drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Albert and Dorothy were later divorced. Albert became a caretaker for the Royal Canadian Legion. He died in Vancouver on November 20, 1965.

Albert and Dorothy had a son named Harold Royce Sparks. He was born in Vancouver on November 10, 1921. He was killed in a plane crash in the Netherlands during the Second World War.

Harold had a brother named Kenneth Sparks.

Harold had a sister named Shirley Frances Sparks.

 

Gilbert John Beddeson

Gilbert John Beddeson was born in Vancouver on September 22, 1904. He married Goreltje Cora Deelstra. She was born on August 22, 1906 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Her parents were Klaas Deelstra and Aukie Anna Van Der Ploeg.

Gilbert died in San Francisco County, California, on April 6, 1978. Cora died in San Francisco County, California, on April 8, 1977.

 

Harold Stanford Beddeson

Harold Stanford Beddeson was born in Vancouver on April 16, 1906. He married Ruth Emily Freer, who was born on November 5, 1919. Harold and Ruth had two daughters.

Harold and Ruth later separated.

Harold died in Vancouver on February 4, 1977. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Ruth died on October 21, 2006.

 

Frances Gwendolyn Beddeson

Frances Gwendolyn Beddeson was born about August 1908. She died in Vancouver on May 6, 1909.

 

Arthur Hoitt Beddeson

Arthur Hoitt Beddeson was born in Vancouver on September 30, 1910.

In 1940, he was living in Palo Alto, California. He was working as a pressman in a printing establishment. He was not married.

In 1943, he enlisted with the United States military. He was living in Los Angeles, and was still working as a printer. He was married, possibly to Celeste Lenore Wrampelmeier. She was born in Kentucky on October 13, 1907 (although some sources say that she was born in 1898 or 1899). Her father was John August Wrampelmeier; her mother was Ida H. Krappenstapel. She had been married on August 21, 1920, in Los Angeles, to Frederick Gus Steck. Celeste and Frederick had a son named Arthur F. Steck (1921-2000).

Celeste died in Santa Clara, California on October 27, 1954.

Arthur died on February 1, 1970, in Yakima County, Washington State.

 

Phyllis Elaine Beddeson

Phyllis Elaine Beddeson was born in Vancouver on July 30, 1913. She married William Alfred Greening. He was born on August 18, 1917, in Vernon. British Columbia. His father was William Harold Greening; his mother was Rose Hughes.

William became a garden shop attendant. He died in Vancouver on August 9, 1981.

Phyllis died on July 26, 1996, in Vancouver.

William and Phyllis had one child, Carol Lynne Greening.

 

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John Beddeson (father of Harold George Beddeson)

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“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3Y8-BN1 : accessed 26 Sep 2014), John Beddeson, Stamford St George, Lincolnshire, 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 .

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Jane Elizabeth Royce (mother of Harold George Beddeson)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26R8-2NP : accessed 26 Sep 2014), Jane Elizabeth Royce, 1846.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SGYN-2PQ : accessed 26 Sep 2014), Jane E Royce, England; citing “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Harold George Beddeson

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NB5Y-549 : accessed 26 Sep 2014), Harold George, 1873; citing Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, reference – 2:2CG2KDX; FHL microfilm 1450474.

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1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Toronto (West) (City) (#118), Ward No. 4, B-13, page 12, family 109, line 22, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=73345&highlight=22&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harold+G+Beddeson

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Marpole Community. http://www.greenclub.bc.ca/Regions/Vancouver/Central/Marpole/marpole.htm; “In 1912, during optimistic and prosperous times, the Grand Central Hotel was built on the northeast corner of Hudson and Marine. The owners went bankrupt and in 1917 the hotel was refurbished and reopened as the Provincial Home for Incurables. The home, which catered primarily to elderly tuberculosis patients, was torn down in the 60s. The only remaining building, the staff house, is used as a community corrections facility.”

Vancouver General Hospital Annex, later Provincial Home for Incurables, later Marpole Infirmary/Provincial Infirmary, Vancouver Building Registry, http://ipac2.vpl.ca:81/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14B1968825Q0X.25&profile=comres&uri=link=3100034~!1253~!3100020~!3100043&aspect=subtab26&menu=search&ri=8&source=~!comres&term=Vancouver+General+Hospital+Annex+%281917-22%29&index=HBBUI

Vancouver History, 1917, http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology1917.htm; “The Grand Central Hotel in Marpole found a new use this year as the Provincial Home for Incurables, mainly tuberculosis patients. It will be in use until 1965.”

Marpole Infirmary, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marpole_Women’s_Auxiliary

When Hudson Street Boomed, http://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/when-hudson-street-boomed/ [describes Grand Central Hotel, later the Vancouver General Hospital Annex.]

Parents Ill; Boy Accidentally Shot, Vancouver Sun, October 17, 1921, page 1, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VCdlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4426%2C4465787

Vancouver Daily World, Monday, October 17, 1921, page 13, “BOY TERRIBLY HURT BENEATH CAR FENDER Another in Hospital As Result of Shooting Accident Two youthful victims of accidents lie In the General Hospital today, the condition of one, Gordon Field, 3692 Commercial Drive, being regarded as serious. The youngster, alighting from a northbound Grandview street-car at Robson and Granville Street on Saturday afternoon, with his grandmother, Mrs. W. Legge, 1810 Cedar Street, is said to have run across in front of Fraser Avenue car No. 148. Caught by the fender, the boy was rolled along for some distance, and sustained a severe crushing. At the hospital today it is stated that the boy passed a poor night, and his condition is regarded as grave. Arthur Beddeson, 2254 Cornwall St., the second victim, is in the hospital with a bullet wound from a 22-calibre rifle bullet in his jaw, the result of being struck while he, in company with other boys, was engaged in target practice at his home on Sunday. Harold Smith, 2152 Cornwall Street, obtained possession of a rifle, taking it to the Beddeson home, the parents of young Beddeson being away, both father and mother being patients at the hospital. Several shots are said to have been fired by the boys, when, while the weapon was in the hands of Stanford Beddeson, it exploded, the bullet shattering the jaw of the youngster. P.C. . . . J Sutherland attended and the boy was rushed to the hospital, where it is learned that his recovery is regarded as certain.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKP-2ZJ : accessed 27 Sep 2014), Harold George Beddeson, 27 Nov 1941; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13173, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953633.

 

Ina Gwendolyn Mackie (wife of Harold George Beddeson)

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“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SJZC : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Ina Gwendolyn Beddson in entry for Harold Beddson, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKR-WG6 : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Ina Gwendolyn Beddeson, 13 Nov 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13192, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032424.

Ina Gwendolyn Beddeson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 14, 1946, page 15; Vancouver Sun, November 15, 1946, page 21; Vancouver Province, November 14, 1946, page 21; Vancouver Province, November 15, 1946, page 21; “Beddeson – Passed away on Nov. 13, 1946, Ina Gwendolyn, widow of Harold George Beddeson, 2254 Cornwall St., Survived by 3 sons, Arthur, San Diego, Calif.; Gilbert, San Francisco, Calif.; Harold, Vancouver, B.C., 2 daughters, Mrs. W.A. Greening, Vanocuver, B.C.; Mrs. M. Matthews, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Simmons and McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. T.W. Scott officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

 

Dorothy Royce Beddeson (daughter of Harold George Beddeson)

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXXL-525 : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Albert Prince Sparks, 14 Apr 1897; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, v 468 p 97, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1843700.

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Washington Marriage Records, NAME: Albert Sparks; SPOUSE: Dorothy Royce Beddeson; MARRIAGE: 13 Aug 1921 – Whatcom.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTR-XRM : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Albert Prince Sparks, 20 Nov 1965; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13274, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033798.

Staff Sergeant Harold Royce Sparks, November 10, 1921 – July 30, 1943, http://www.basher82.nl/Data/Opijnen/sparks.htm

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 62011186, S/SGT Harold Royce Sparks, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62011186; Birth: Nov. 10, 1921, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: Jul. 30, 1943, Netherlands; Army Serial Number – 39099394 – Enlisted in California; Waist Gunner – “Man-O-War”; 323rd Squadron; 91st Bomb Group (Heavy); American Air Force , World War II, Purple Heart; Burial: Opijnen Protestant Churchyard, Opijnen, Neerijnen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands.

 

Gilbert John Beddeson (son of Harold George Beddeson)

Gilbert John Beddeson, http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref1=6192:3659&ref2=6192:275

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Harold Stanford Beddeson (son of Harold George Beddeson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBT-5BD : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Harold Stanford Beddeson, 04 Feb 1977; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13575, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050829.

Harold Stanford Beddeson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 17, 1977, page 50: “Beddeson – Harold Stanford, on February 4, 1977, of 110A Water Street, Vancouver, aged 70 years. Funeral Service Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m. in Armstrong & Co. Chapel, 304 Dunlevy Avenue, Padre H. Illsey officiating. Interment Mountain View cemetery.

Ruth Emily Beddeson, death notice, Vancouver Sun & Vancouver Province; Monday, October 30, 2006, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2006-11/1162609103: “BEDDESON _ Ruth Emily (Freer) born November 5, 1919 passed away October 21, 2006. Survived by her daughters Joyce Winbow (Gary) and Gail Podmore (John); five grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held at Canadian Memorial Center for Peace, 1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver on Saturday, November 4 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 10/30/2006.”

 

Frances Gwendolyn Beddeson  (daughter of Harold George Beddeson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-92V : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Frances Gwendolyn Beddeson, 06 May 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13096, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927124.

 

Arthur Hoitt Beddeson (son of Harold George Beddeson)

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“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8LR-6HF : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Arthur F Steck, enlisted 16 Sep 1944, San Francisco, California, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

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“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTHL-TY8 : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Arthur F Steck, 03 Sep 2000; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Capt. Arthur F. Steck, PSA – Pacific Southwest Airlines, http://www.psa-history.org/oldtimer/memory?page=1: “Passed On September 3rd, 2000. Born in San Diego, attended school in Los Angeles. Graduated from Los Angeles High and attended Santa Monica Junior College. Worked for Consairways in Army Reserve from 1942 until 1945. Enlisted in US Navy 1945 and discharged in 1946. Returned to San Diego and worked as Aircraft Mechanic at Convair while attending the Friedkin School of Aeronautics. He obtained his flight Certificate and became a commercial test pilot for Convair. In 1963 joined, the fledgling PSA as a first officer and was promoted to Captain in 1964. He flew for PSA until 1979, when he was transferred as a flight instructor at the re-knowned PSA Flight Training Center in Scripps Ranch. He retired from PSA in 1983. Worked as a volunteer at the Rancho San Diego (Cottonwood) golf course and later as a docent at the San Diego Aerospace Museum until his passing. He was especially proud of establishing, after two years of hard work, the PSA exhibit that is now permanently on show there. We ALL owe him a lot in what he accomplished on our behalf and will miss him. He is survived by his loving wife Elsie, a son, a daughter in law and six grandchildren.”

Arthur Frederick Steck – Grave Record, (1921 – 2000) – Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California, http://grave-records.findthebest.com/l/399831/Arthur-Frederick-Steck-CA

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 72478904, Arthur Frederick Steck, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72478904, Birth: Sep. 28, 1921; Death: Sep. 3, 2000; Inscription: US NAVY, US ARMY AIR FORCES; Note: WORLD WAR II; Burial:Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA.

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FindGrave; http://findgrave.org/celeste-beddeson-california-570068/; Celeste Lenore Beddeson San Diego, California, Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA 92166; Section P, Site1696; Relationship: Wife; Veteran: Arthur Hoitt Beddeson; Birth: Oct 13 1907; Death: Oct 27 1954; Age:47; Branch: US ARMY; Rank:T5.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JLMK-86F : accessed 30 Sep 2014), Arthur Beddeson, Feb 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 108359778, Arthur Hoitt Beddeson, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108359778, Birth: Sep. 30, 1910; Death: ;Feb. 1, 1970, Yakima County, Washington, USA; Burial: Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA, Plot: IOOF 35 NW 5; Note: Pvt 2773 Engr. Base Rep Co. WWII.

 

Phyllis Elaine Beddeson (daughter of Harold George Beddeson)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8V-RGY : accessed 30 Sep 2014), William Harold Greening and Rosie Hughes, 30 Sep 1914; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983977.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL15-9MJ : accessed 30 Sep 2014), William Alfred Greening, 09 Aug 1981; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13613, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051595.

3 thoughts on “Beddeson, Harold George (1872- 1941)

  1. Pingback: Harold George Beddeson (1872-1941) | westendvancouver

  2. My mother was Phyllis Elaine Beddeson. She was the youngest daughter of Harold George Beddeson. She was born July 30, 1913 in Vancouver, and she died on July 26, 1996 in Vancouver. I was their only child, born Carol Lynne Greening, March 17, 1945 in Vancouver.

    • Hello Lynne,

      Thank you for letting me know about your connection with Phyllis Beddeson. I will update the information on the page for Harold George Beddeson.

      Robert

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