Bourne, Albert George James (1884-1975)

Albert George James Bourne was a boat builder and building contractor. He had his boat-building business at 1869 Georgia Street from 1917 to about 1922, and he lived at 1869 Georgia Street in 1917. He was sometimes called “Alfred.”

Albert was born on November 19, 1884, in Swansea, Wales. His father was George James Bourne, who was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, in 1853; Albert’s mother was Caroline Adams, who was born in Aston Manor, Warwickshire. George and Caroline were married in 1878, in Aston Manor.

By about 1880, George and Caroline had a daughter, Carrie Louisa Bourne, who was born in Birmingham. The family moved to Wales by about 1885, because Albert was born in Swansea on November 19, 1885.

Albert continued to live in Swansea until about 1911. He arrived in British Columbia by the fall of 1912.

On September 23, 1912, in Vancouver, Albert married Alice Dorothy Warren. She was born in London, England, on October 15, 1889. Her father was John Wilson Warren; her mother was Sarah Booth. Albert and Alice went to live in Victoria, British Columbia, for a short time.

By 1913, Albert was working for Reliance Sash and Door Company in Vancouver. [George P. Challenger (1880-1964) was the secretary-treasurer of the company. He later created the large-scale wooden relief map of British Columbia that appeared in the BC Pavilion at the Pacific National Exhibition from 1954 to 1997: Megamaps in Peril, Part II: The Challenger Relief Map of British Columbia; http://basementgeographer.com/megamaps-in-peril-part-ii-the-challenger-relief-map-of-british-columbia/.]

Reliance Sash and Door - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory -1913 - page 1228

Reliance Sash and Door – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory -1913 – page 1228

Reliance Sash and Door - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory -1913 - page 211

Reliance Sash and Door – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory -1913 – page 211

In 1914, he was working as a cabinet maker in Vancouver.

The family lived in a series of houses in the west end of Vancouver. In 1915, Albert (listed as “Alfred”) Bourne was a boat builder, living at 1423 Howe Street. By 1916, he was living at 865 Howe Street. In 1917, both he and his boat-building business were at 1869 Georgia Street. After 1918, the boat-building business stayed on Georgia Street, but Albert had moved to 1261 Granville Street. By 1920, he was living at 1070 Haro Street.

Merrill Mansions, Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 14

Merrill Mansions, Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 14

By the mid 1920s he had moved to 2870 West 13th Avenue. He continued to work as a contractor until he retired.

Albert died in Vancouver on April 27, 1975.

Alice died in Vancouver on December 26, 1953. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Albert and Alice had the following children.

 

Dorothy Olwen Bourne

Dorothy Olwen Bourne was born in Wandsworth district, London, England on November 11, 1915. She married William George McKenzie, a school teacher who was born in Lossiemouth, Scotland on September 7, 1903. His father was William McKenzie; his mother was Helen Thompson.

Dorothy died in Burnaby on January 11, 1947. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

In 1948, William married Elizabeth Georgina Eleanora Busch, who was born in Shellmouth, Manitoba, on January 3, 1917. Elizabeth was a home economics teacher. She died on June 17, 2005, in North Burnaby.

 

Joan Margaret Bourne

Joan Margaret Bourne was born about 1923. She was married to F.C. (or Stan) Isherwood. Joan died in January 2000.

 

Sisters of Albert George James Bourne

Albert had at least two sisters.

 

Carrie Louisa Bourne

Carrie Louisa Bourne was born in Aston, Warwickshire in 1879.

 

Edith Harriett Hannah Bourne

Edith Harriett Hannah Bourne was born on March 13, 1883, in Swansea, Wales. On June 28, 1909, in Vancouver, Edith married Ivor Brown, who was an upholsterer. He was born in Swansea, Wales, on September 15, 1880. His father was Edward Brown; his mother was Mary Jane Protheroe. Ivor died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 24, 1962. Edith died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 11, 1964.

 

 

Sources

George James Bourne (father of Albert George James Bourne)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N7X-VN8 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), George James Bourne, 1853.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D5X-SMZ : accessed 09 Jul 2014), George James Bourne, 1878.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H9VK-YN2 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), George James Bourne, Wales; 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/XSMX-FM3 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), George J Bourne, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales; 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/XWXP-CWW : accessed 09 Jul 2014), George James Bourne, Swansea, Thomas, Glamorganshire, Wales; 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.

 

Caroline Adams (mother of Albert George James Bourne)

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D56-2PZ : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Caroline Adams, 1878.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H9V2-3PZ : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Carrie Louisa Bourne, Wales; 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.

 

Albert George James Bourne

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XGC-LBK : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Albert George J Bourne, 1885.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H9VL-WW2 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Albert George James Bourne, Wales; 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.

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, Roll T840-89, line 13: Albert George Jas. Bourne, Arrival date: May 15, 1911; age 24 (born about 1887). Born Swansea, Wales. Ship: Merion, departure: Liverpool, England. Port of arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last residence: Wales. Occupation: cabinet maker. Final destination: Toronto, Ontario. Contact: Rather: 19 Fabian Street, Swansea, Wales.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1912-09-070609, Albert George James Bourne and Alice Dorothy Warren, September 23, 1912.

“On Dit,” Vancouver Sun, September 27, 1912, page 7: “A very pretty, quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, 2856 St. Catherine street, on Monday evening, when Miss Alice Dorothy Warren, of London, England, was married to Mr. Albert G.J. Bourne. The bride, who arrived from the old land a few days ago, wore a beautiful travelling suit and carried a lovely bouquet of white roses. She was attended by Mrs. Brown, sister of the bridegroom; Mr. Harold Lovick acted as best man. Rev. I.W. Williamson performed the ceremony, after which the guests sat down to supper given by MR. and Mrs. Brown. The happy couple left later in the evening for their new home in Victoria.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBL-6QD : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Albert George James Bourne, 27 Apr 1975; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13341, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050441.

Albert George James Bourne, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 29, 1975, page 46: “Bourne – On April 27, 1975, Albert George James Bourne of 4163 Frances St., No. Burnaby, aged 89 years. Survived by 1 daughter Joan, N. Burnaby; 5 grandchildren and 2 nieces. Served in First World War. Funeral service Thursday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros. Ltd., on 10th Ave. 2 blocks west of Main St. Rev. H.B. Illsey officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be sent to Ladies Auxiliary, Shaughnessy Hospital, 4500 Oak St.”

 

Alice Dorothy Warren (wife of Albert George James Bourne)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRC-YXT : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Alice Dorothy Bourne, 26 Dec 1953; citing Burnaby, BC, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13218, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032872.

Alice Dorothy Bourne, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 29, 1953, page 18: “Bourne – passed away in Vancouver, Dec. 26, 1953, Alice Dorothy Bourne, in her 65th year, late of 4163 Francis St., Burnaby. Pre-deceased by 1 daughter, Dorothy Olwen McKenzie. Survived by her loving husband, 1 daughter, Joan, and son-in-law, Stan Isherwood, 3 grandchildren, N. Burnaby; 2 sisters and 1 brother, 3 nieces and 1 nephew in England. Funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros. Ltd., 10th Ave. and Ontario St., Rev. N.D. McInnes officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

 

Carrie Louisa Bourne (sister of Albert George James Bourne)

England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920; birth registration: 1879 Aston, Warwickshire, England, Carrie Louisa Bourne.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H9V2-3PZ : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Carrie Louisa Bourne, Wales; 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.

 

Edith Harriett Hannah Bourne (sister of Albert George James Bourne)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-BNS : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Ivor Brown and Edith Harriett Hannah Bourne, 28 Jun 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983702.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLT6-B93 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Ivor Brown, 24 Dec 1962; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13259, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033501.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLT2-V68 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Edith Harriet Hannah Brown, 11 Sep 1964; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13268, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033691.

 

Dorothy Olwen Bourne (daughter Albert George James Bourne) 

FreeBMD Births, Dec quarter 1915, Wandsworth district, volume 1d, page 1230: Dorothy O Bourne; mother Warren; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=134395318&d=bmd_1399917892

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKR-2L4 : accessed 09 Jul 2014), Dorothy Olwen Mckenzie, 11 Jan 1947; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13192, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032424.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 1722: McKenzie, Wm G., sch tchr Bby Corpn r 4163 Frances, North Burnaby

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 1268: McKenzie, Wm G., sch tchr Bby No 41, r 4208 Dundas Van.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB5-L8C : accessed 09 Jul 2014), William George Mckenzie, 31 Jul 1975; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13344, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050444.

Obituaries and Guest Books for 6/24/2005, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2005-06/1119626230: McKenzie, Georgina E. Photo McKENZIE _ Georgina E. passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2005, at her North Burnaby home. Born Elizabeth Georgina Eleanora Busch, January 03, 1917, in her family home in Shellmouth, Manitoba. Raised a “Prairie Girl” working in the family general store with her three sisters and brother (predeceased). Attended the University of Manitoba and moved to BC in 1941 to pursue her life’s work as a teacher in home economics. In 1948, married William (Bill) McKenzie and together they built their family home in Burnaby Heights and raised three children; Roy (predeceased 2005), Helen Bush (husband Steve) and Margaret Carr-Hilton (husband Jim). Left are her treasured grandchildren; Jason, Bryan, Blake and Donny; Courtnay and Kelsey; Josh, Jordan and Meghan. The McKenzie house served as a stopover for hundreds of family and friends from Manitoba and from wherever Georgina made friends. Georgina was a truly genuine and neighbourly soul to all she knew. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother and an inspiration to many of her students and coworkers who remain close friends today. She made and held friends easily and just seemed to know people and be known everywhere she went. Georgina was a fixture around the Burnaby Heights area, where the merchants and businesses knew her well. She was loved by many and returned that love through her friendly spirit, warmth and quick wit. She was a strong willed and fiercely independent person who always spoke her mind and held out her hand to help. Her special talents were teaching, her passion for her family, friends and students and her beautiful garden. She had a happy and full life with few regrets and wonderful memories, friendships and experiences. We will all miss her dearly. Memorial services will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 3151 York Street, Port Coquitlam, B.C. (off of Prairie) at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2005. An additional service and interment will be held at a later date to be announced in Hoffenthal, Manitoba. Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 6/24/2005. Guest Book

 

Joan Margaret Bourne (daughter Albert George James Bourne)

Isherwood, Joan Margaret (Bourne); 77; BC; Province; 2000-1-19; verbeek; http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi?Surname=isherwood%2Bfrandena+%22&type=Keyword&Start=50

 

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