Bland, William Elgie (1864-1948)

William Elgie Bland, detail from Vancouver Town Planning Commission, 1926, https://archive.org/stream/planforcityofvan00vanc#page/8/mode/1up

William Elgie Bland, detail from Vancouver Town Planning Commission, 1926, https://archive.org/stream/planforcityofvan00vanc#page/8/mode/1up

William Elgie Bland was a consulting engineer for the Provincial Land and Financial Corporation. He lived at 1913 Beach Avenue from 1913 to 1927. From 1928 to 1948, he lived in an apartment in the Englesea Lodge at 2046 Beach Avenue.

He was born in Darlington, Durham, England on February 5, 1864. His parents were John and Mary Elizabeth Bland. In 1891, he married Edith Mary Cooper. She was born in England on August 15, 1862. Her father was John Cooper; her mother was Jane Graham.

In England, he trained and practiced as a sanitary engineer for several years. He was a lecturer at Durham College of Science; he was also the inspector of technical classes for Durham County Council. He was a member of the Institute of Sanitary Engineers in England. In 1907, he received a British patent for an improved hot-water boiler.

In 1911, he came to Canada, traveling by ship to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and then overland to Vancouver. Soon he began a campaign to have the provincial government create a town planning commission in Vancouver. By 1926, the commission was in place, and he was a member of the commission for 10 years. He was an executive of the Property Owners’ and the Real Estate Exchange, a member of the directorate of the Chamber of Mines. He also belonged to the Free Masons, the Canadian Club and the Board of Trade.

Edith died in Vancouver on November 24, 1945.

William died in Vancouver on March 22, 1948.

 

William and Edith had the following children.

John Leslie Bland

John Leslie Bland was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne on July 7, 1892. He became a salesman.

On March 1, 1923, in Vancouver, he married Mary Eleanor Gerard. She was born about 1897 in London, England. Her father was Ebenezer James Gerard; her mother was Marian Catlin. This marriage appears to have ended in divorce.

On December 22, 1934, in New Westminster, John married Muriel Elizabeth Brewis. She was born on April 23, 1901 in Bradford, England. Her father was Frank West Firth; her mother was Emily Maud Smith.

John died in Vancouver on April 3, 1971.

Muriel died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 27, 1987.

 

Thomas Noel Bland

Thomas Noel Bland was born in Newcastle on Tyne, England, on April 8, 1894.

On July 1, 1918, in Vancouver, he married Gertrude Cogdon. She was born in Sunderland, Durham, England about 1893. Her father was William Michael Cogdon; her mother was Margaret Barnes. By 1920, Thomas and Gertrude were living in Alameda, California.

On December 15, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, Thomas married Helen Hifel Mahoney. She was born in Washington State about 1905. Her father was Owen Leonard Hifel; her mother was Bertha Ledell.

Thomas died in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California on August 5, 1994.

 

Roland Elgie Bland

Roland Elgie Bland was born in Longbenton, Northumberland, England, on December 3, 1896. He did not marry. ON March 12, 1915, he enlisted with the Canadian Expediationary Force in the First World War. He was killed in action on September 2, 1918. He was buried in Upton Wood Cemetery in France.

 

Brian Russell Bland

Brian Russell Bland was born on April 25, 1902, in Longbenton, Northumberland, England. He worked for the British Columbia Telephone Company.

He married Laura Walls. She was born on August 28, 1909, in Seattle, Washington. Her father was Patrick Walls; her mother was Ginny Mcalister.

He died on November 16, 1970, in Richmond, British Columbia.

Laura died on February 15, 1978, in Richmond, British Columbia.

 

Edith Mary (Molly) Bland

Edith Mary (Molly) Bland was born on July 18, 1903, in Longbenton, Northumberland, England.

On September 10, 1927, in Vancouver, she married Gerald Nelson Lancaster. He was born on October 1, 1901, in Liverpool, England. He became a mechanical engineer. His father was William Nelson Lancaster; his mother was Mary Mckerrow.

Gerald died in Vancvouer on March 28, 1975.

 

Sources

William Elgie Bland

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZG9-MFS : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Bland, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 6, p. 10; Hull registration district, Myton subdistrict, ED 19, household 38, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 847347.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3RD-JFD : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Bland, Stranton, Durham, 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 Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/WJNS-MPZ : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Bland, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSCN-83M : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Bland, West Hartlepool, Durham, 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.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3RD-JFF : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Willm E Bland in household of John Bland, Stranton, Durham, 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, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DBW-4DV : accessed 18 Jul 2014), William Elgie Bland, 1891.

London Gazette, January 20, 1903, page 411, notice to creditors of estate of Walter Bland, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27517/page/411/data.pdf

William Elgie Bland, patent, improvements in hot-water boilers, http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=GB&NR=190616296

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XWMJ-K58 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), William Elgie Bland, Longbenton, Benton, Northumberland, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HL9-XTF : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Wm Elgie Bland, 1911.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 5 Vancouver City, page 7, family 69, lines 34-37,

John Bottomley, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of British Columbia, 1977, https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/id/67099/UBC_1977_A1%20B67.pdf, pages 116-120.

A Plan for the City of Vancouver including Point Grey and South Vancouver (1930), page 7, 8, 301, 302 [W. Elgie Bland as member of Vancouver Town Planning Commission.]; https://archive.org/stream/planforcityofvan00vanc#page/7/mode/1up

Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History, Sean Kheraj, Vancouver, UBC Press, 2013, page 233, note 39: William Elgie Bland, letter to the editor, Vancouver Daily Province, September 26, 1933, page 3.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPD-8S7 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), William Elgie Bland, 22 Mar 1948; citing Vancouver B C, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13196, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032480.

“Elgie Bland, Noted Town Planner, Dies, Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1948, page 3: “The man who fought to make Vancouver the “most beautiful city in Canada,” William Elgie Bland, died at his home, 2046 Beach, Sunday. Mr. Bland celebrated his 84th birthday February 25 in perfect health and surrounded by his immediate family. He was born in England but came to Vancouver in the early part of this century to take an aggressive part in the orderly development of his adopted city. In 1913, Mr. Bland, a profuse writer of letters to newspapers, started a one-man campaign to have the provincial government create a Town Planning Commission here. Thirteen years later he saw this come about and for 10 years was a member of the Commission. He is survived by three sons, Brian R., Vancouver; John L. West Vancouver; T. Noel, San Francisco; one daughter, Mrs. G.N. Lancaster, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Lt. Col. the Rev. C.C. Owen, DD, MBE, in Simmons and McBride chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Cremation will follow the service.”

“W.E. Bland Succumbs Here at 84,” Vancouver Province, March 23, 1948, page 24: “William Elgie Bland, 84, who was responsible for setting up the town Planning Commission and at one time was managing director of the Provincial Land and Finance Corporation, died at his home, 2046 Beach Drive [sic], Sunday. Born in Darlington, England, Mr. Bland trained as a sanitary engineer and practiced that profession in England for some years. He was a lecturer at Durham College of Science and was inspector of technical classes for Durham County Council. He came to British Columbia in 1911 with his family and joined the staff of the Provincial Land and Finance Corporation as English representative. He served with the company until his retirement. He was a planning director at that time. In 1913 he started a campaign to have the Provincial government pass a Town Planning Act and continued to press city council and ht government until 1926, when the Town Planning Commission was established in Vancouver. Mr. Bland was an executive of the Property Owners’ and the Real Estate Exchange, a member of the directorate of the Chamber of Mines and for ten years a member of the Town Planning Commission. He was a member of the Institute of Sanitary Engineers (England), her was also a member of the Free Masons, the Canadian Club and the Board of Trade. Surviving are three sons, Brian R., Vancouver, John L., West Vancouver, L. Noel, San Francisco, and one daughter, Mrs. N.G. Lancaster. There are six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Simmons and McBride at 2 p.m., Wednesday, with Lt.-Col the Rev. C.C. Own, D.D., MBE, officiating. Cremation will follow.”

William Elgie Bland, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 22, 1948, page 17; Vancouver Province, March 23, 1948, page 15; Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1948, page 19; Vancouver Sun, March 23, 1948, page 17: “Bland – Passed away on March 22, 1948, William Elgie Bland, 2045 [sic] Beach Ave., in his 85th year. Survived by 3 sons, John L., West Vancouver; T. Noce [sic], San Francisco; Brian R. Vancouver; 1 daughter, Mrs. G.N. Lancaster, Vancouver, 6 granchildren [sic], 1 sister, Miss B. Bland, West Hartlepool, England. Funeral service Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadwasy at Maple St. Rev. Lieut.-Col. C.C. Owen D.D., MBE, officiating. Cremation.”

 

Edith Mary Cooper (wife of William Elgie Bland)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLQ-1D7 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Edith Mary Bland, 24 Nov 1945; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13189, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032421.

“W.E. Bland’s Wife Dies,” Vancouver Province, November 24, 1945, page 3: “Mrs. Edith Mary Bland, 84, wife of William Elgie Bland, 2046 Beach, one of the founders of Vancouver Town Planning Commission, died here today. A consulting engineer, Mr. Bland was managing director of the Provincial Land and Financial Corporation until his retirement some years ago. He served on the directorate of the Chamber of Mines and executive of the Property Owners’ Association and the Real Estate Exchange. Mrs. Bland, besides her husband, is survived by three sons, John L. Bland, West Vancouver; T. Noel, San Francisco, and Brian R. Bland, Vancouver; a daughter, Mrs. G.N. Lancaster, Vancouver, and six grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Simmons and McBride Funeral Chapel, Rev. Lt-Col. C.C. Owen, D.D., M.B.E., officiating in cremation.”

Edith Mary Bland, death notice, Vancvouer Sun, November 24, 1945, page 19; Vancouver Province,, November 24, 1945, page 17: “Bland – Passed away Nov. 24, 1945, Edith Mary, beloved wife of William Elgie Bland, 2046 Beach Ave., in her 84th year. Survived also by 3 sons, John L., West Vancouver, T. Noel, San Francisco, and Brian R. Bland, Vancouver; a daughter, Mrs. G.N. Lancaster, Vancouver, and 65 grandchildren. Funeral service Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple, Rev. Lieut.Col. C.C. Owen, D.D., MBE, officiating. Cremation.”

 

John Leslie Bland (son of William Elgie Bland)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2FMZ-7BD : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Leslie Bland, 1892.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XWMJ-K56 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Leslie Bland, Longbenton, Benton, Northumberland, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8S-HMQ : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Leslie Bland and Mary Eleanor Gerard, 01 Mar 1923; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074227.

Weddings, Bland-Gerard, Vancouver Province, March 2, 1923, page 8: “St. Paul’s Church was the scene of a pretty wedding on Thursday at 1 o’clock, when Miss Mary Eleanor Gerard, sister of Mr. H.W. Gerard, became the bride of Mr. John Leslie Bland, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Elgie Bland of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Harold King, and the wedding music was plated by Mr. Robert[son]. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, was attired in a costume of blue broadcloth with a grey hat and carried bridal roses. She was attended by Miss Violet Phick, who wore a gown of blue crepe meteor and a grey hat. Her flowers were pale pink carnations. Mr. Brian Bland supported his brother. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents, and later Mr. and Mrs. Bland left for a honeymoon in Victoria. On their return they will reside at Holly Lodge.”

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1934-09-422307, John Leslie Bland and Muriel Elizabeth Brewis, date of marriage: December 22, 1934; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=5faaa148-c734-446e-a3cd-8a004d26f3d2

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYL-RL7 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), John Leslie Bland, 03 Apr 1971; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13309, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034217.

John Leslie Bland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 8, 1971, page 40: “Bland – John Leslie of West Vancouver passed away in Shaughnessy Hospital, April 3, 1971, in his 79th year. Survived by his loving wife, Molly; 1 son, Michael; 1 stepson, Douglas; 1 step-daughter, Betty; 8 grandchildren, 1 brother, Thomas, in San Francisco, 1 sister, Mrs. G.N. Lancaster (Molly), Vancouver. Funeral service was held Monday, April 5, in Boal Memorial Chapel, North Vancouver. Rev. H.C.M. Taudin-Chabot officiated. Cremation. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1987-09-001884, Muriel Elizabeth Bland; date of death: January 27, 1987, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=c3900ec6-864b-41e7-b639-d08f2f3718a0

 

Thomas Noel Bland (son of William Elgie Bland)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2FSJ-WYG : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland, 1894.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQSY-S9G : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noal Bland, 23 Jun 1894; citing Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, reference item 1 p 29; FHL microfilm 1564752.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS94-WWZ : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas N Bland, Longbenton, Northumberland, 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.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XWMJ-K5X : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland, Longbenton, Benton, Northumberland, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-41D : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noël Bland and Gertrude Cogdon, 01 Jul 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1984109.

Weddings, Vancouver Province, July 2, 1918, page 8: “Codgen-Bland: A large circle of friends were interested in the marriage which took place on Monday morning of Miss Gertrude Codgen, second daughter of W.M. Cogdon, Esq., of Sunderland, Eng., to Mr. T. Noel Bland, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Elgie Bland of Vancouver. The ceremony was performed in St. Paul’s Church, Rev. Harold King officiating. The bride was given away by Mr. A.J. Kayall [sic, should be Kayll], and wore a charming bridal toilette of white crepe de Chine, with Juliet lace cap, and carried pink roses. Miss Molly Bland was bridesmaid, and wore a dainty frock of whit organdie with ninon [?] hat, and carried pink sweet peas. Mr. and Mrs. Bland left immediately for Victoria where they will spend a short honeymoon, and on their return will reside in Vancouver. The bride travelled in a smart suit of navy blue cloth and large black hat.”

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHS1-PKY : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland, Alameda, Alameda, California, United States; citing sheet 10A, family 247, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820087.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8CP-R35 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland, 1924.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8CP-R3L : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Gertrude Bland, 1942. [possible connection].

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8VL-RCR : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland and Helen Hifel Mahoney, 15 Dec 1941; citing p. 60, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2114605.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V48X-XBN : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland, 1942; citing ARC identifier 603155, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2404184.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPSF-1ZS : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas Noel Bland, 05 Aug 1994; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J116-K35 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Thomas N Bland, 05 Aug 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Roland Elgie Bland (son of William Elgie Bland)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N6VH-C7N : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Roland Elgie Bland, 30 Dec 1896; citing , reference item 2 p 97; FHL microfilm 1469111.

Private Roland Elgie Bland, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=17160

Roland Elgie Bland, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/316515

Roland Elgie Bland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/316515/BLAND,%20ROLAND%20ELGIE

 

Brian Russell Bland (son of William Elgie Bland)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J3T2-LVY : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Brian Russell Bland, 25 Apr 1902; citing , reference item 2 p 143; FHL microfilm 1469111.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYK-QZR : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Brian Russell Bland, 16 Nov 1970; citing Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13307, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034215.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1S-5SY : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Laura Bland, 15 Feb 1978; citing Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13584, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051143.

 

Edith Mary Bland (daughter of William Elgie Bland)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N6V4-YMW : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Edith Mary Bland, 18 Jul 1903; citing , reference item 2 p 155; FHL microfilm 1469111.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Y-SWS : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Gerald Nelson Lancaster and Edith Mary Bland, 10 Sep 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074506.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBL-W59 : accessed 18 Jul 2014), Gerald Nelson Lancaster, 28 Mar 1975; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13341, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050441.

 

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