Bradbury, Arthur Henry (about 1873-1940)

Arthur Henry Bradbury was a baker and a grocer. He was at 1208 Denman Street from 1905 to 1912.

He operated the English Bay Bakery at 1204 Denman Street in 1920.

1200 Block Denman Street - detail from Bathing beach - English Bay - City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 677-96; about 1920; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/bathing-beach-english-bay-vancouver-b-c-showing-small-boat-dock

1200 Block Denman Street – detail from Bathing beach – English Bay – City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 677-96; about 1920; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/bathing-beach-english-bay-vancouver-b-c-showing-small-boat-dock

He was born on February 13, about 1873 or 1874. He was not consistent about the names of his parents: in 1903, he said that they were Walter Bradbury and Jane Freeman; in 1905, he said that they were William and Sarah Bradbury. By 1930, he said that his father was Walter Bradbury, but he did not know his mother’s name.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1902. He was a baker, working at 506 Westminster Avenue, and living at 317 East Cordova Street.

In 1903, the directory said that he was a baker at 111 East Hastings Street, with a home at 357 East Cordova Street. Shortly afterward, he became a grocer.

On November 28, 1904, in Vancouver, he married Dinah McLease. She was born about 1879 in Ireland. Her father was Robert McLease; her mother was Mary Montgomery.

Dinah died in Vancouver on October 10, 1904. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

On May 10, 1905, Arthur married Emma Pyke. She was born in England about 1875. Her father was Thomas Mark Pyke. In 1901, she may have been working as a domestic in Vancouver for Levi Edwin Dudley (1842-1913), the United States Consul.

Emma died in Vancouver on September 26, 1928.

On February 25, 1930, Arthur married Caroline Hughes. She was born on October 8, 1873, in Llandudno, North Wales. Her father was Edward Hughes; her mother was Mary Ann Garrett. Caroline had been married to Henry Tiffin Wallace.

Caroline died in an automobile accident in Vancouver on December 24, 1936.

Arthur died in Vancouver on December 7, 1940.

 

Arthur Henry Bradbury and Emma Pyke had the following child.

 

Muriel Alice Bradbury

Muriel Alice Bradbury was born in Vancouver on March 6, 1911.She married Clarence Addison Rowles. He was born in Okotoks, Alberta on May 1, 1907. In the 1940s, he worked as a wholesaler.

 

Unknown son of Arthur Henry Bradbury

Emma Bradbury’s death notice in 1928 mentions a daughter (probably Muriel) and “a son.” At this time, there is no further information on the son, who may actually be Muriel’s own son, Melvyn Rowles.

 

Sources

 

Arthur Henry Bradbury

Vancouver directories

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-ZLC : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Arthur Bradbury in household of Albert R Muskett, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario. [Occupation says “engineer.” The connection to Arthur Henry Bradbury is not certain.]; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59953&highlight=27&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+Bradbury

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8B-BPX : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Arthur Henry Bradbury and Dina Mclease, 28 Nov 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

Wedding Bells: Bradbury-McLease, Vancouver Province, November 30, 1903, page 10: “A wedding was celebrated on Saturday evening, 28th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Locke, 1100 Powell street, when Mr. Arthur Henry Bradbury and Miss Dina McLease, both of this city, were united in marriage. The bride was supported by Miss Hannah Marsden, and the groom by Mr. Thomas Locke. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.M. MacLeod in the presence of a number of the friends of the contracting parties, who showed the high estimation in which the young couple were held by the wedding presents which were numerous and handsome.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-H6X : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Arthur M Bradbury and Emma Pyke, 10 May 1905; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

Wedding Bells, Bradbury-Pike, Vancouver Province, May 12, 1905, page 16; Vancouver World, May 13, 1905, page 10: “Mr. A.H. Gradbury [sic] and Miss Emma Pike of Vancouver, were married on Wednesday by the Rev. J.M. MacLeod, and will take up their residence near English Bay.”

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 3 Vancouver City, page 20, family 210, lines 23-26; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63754&highlight=23&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+H.+Bradbury

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDDW-Y72 : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Arthur Henry Bradbury and Carolyn Wallace, 25 Feb 1930; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13759, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074555.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGV-941 : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Arthur Henry Bradbury, 07 Dec 1940; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13170, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953630.

Arthur Henry Bradbury, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 9, 1940, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 9, 1940, page 13: “Bradbury – Passed away Dec. 7, 1940, Arthur Henry Bradbury, of 2077 Comox St., in his 68th year. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. C.A. Rowles; and one grandson, Melvyn, Vancouver. Funeral service Tuesday, at 2 o’clock, in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Rev. W.J. Minto Swan officiating. Cremation.”

Henry Bradbury, obituary, Vancouver Province, December 10, 1940, page 7: “Services for Henry Bradbury, 68, of 2077 Comox, who died Saturday, were held Monday in Simmons & McBride Chapel, with Rev. W.J. Minto Swan officiating. Services were followed by cremation. Born in England, Mr. Bradbury had lived here for 48 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C.A. Rowles, and one grandson, Melvyn, of Vancouver.”

Arthur Henry Bradbury, obituary, Vancouver Sun, December 9, 1940, page 18. (similar to Vancouver Province obituary, above.)

 

Dinah McLease (wife of Arthur Henry Bradbury)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLV1-MYZ : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Dinah Bradbury, 10 Oct 1904; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13094, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927122.

 

Emma Pyke (wife of Arthur Henry Bradbury)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG3-R98 : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Emma Bradbury, 26 Sep 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13133, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952312.

Emma Bradbury, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 28, 1928, page 21: Bradburn – Passed away in this city, Sept. 26, 1928, Emma, wife of Arthur Henry Bradbury, 1778 Davie St., in her 53rd year. The late Mrs. Bradbury leaves besides her husband, one daughter and one son to mourn her loss. Funeral services will be held from Center & Hanna’s chapel, Rev. Harold King officiating. Funerasl private. No flowers by request.”

“Woman Killed in Auto Crash,” Vancouver Province, December 26, 1936, page 1. Describes a collision at Oak Street and Thirteenth Avenue, involving the Bradbury car and a car driven by James Layton. There is a similar story in the Vancouver Sun, December 26, 1936, page 17.

Caroline Bradbury, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 28, 1936, page 11; Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1936, page 11: “Bradbury – Passed away suddenly on December 24, 1936, Caroline, beloved wife of Arthur H. Bradbury, 2077 Comox street, in here sixty-fifth year. Mrs. Bradbury leaves besides her husband, two sons, Eric Tiffin Wallace of Youbou, B.C, and Norman Henry Wallace of this city; one daughter, Mrs. George A. Tupper, city; one sister, Mrs. C.E. Cotter, city; one brother, Mr. W.H. Hughes, London, England, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Clarence Rowles, city, to mourn her passing. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s chapel on Tuesday at 12 o’clock noon, Rev. J.W. Minto Swan officiating. Cremation.”

 

Caroline Hughes (wife of Arthur Henry Bradbury)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLP-25Y : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Caroline Bradbury, 24 Dec 1936; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13158, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953022.

 

Muriel Alice Bradbury (daughter of Arthur Henry Bradbury)

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP9F-GMZ : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Clarence Addison Rowles, 21 Mar 1941; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Laurier, Washington, , line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, roll 082628, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF6W-W1Z : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Clarence Addison Rowles, 1941.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF6W-W1F : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Muriel Alice Rowles, 1942.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF6W-W1C : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Clarence Addison Rowles, 1942.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF6W-W1H : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Clarence Addison Rowles, 1945.

Corporation of the District of Surrey, Court of Revision of the Voters’ List, November 16, 1953, list of names to be deleted, unpaged, http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/November-9-1953-RC-B77D.pdf: Rowles, Clarence Addison, 6941 Laburnim [sic] St., Vancouver, B.C.; Rowles, Muriel Alice, 6941 Laburnim [sic] St., Vancouver, B.C.

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