Bragg, Hugh Arthur Edward (1880-after 1926)

Hugh A Bragg - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory - 1911 - Part 1 - page 498

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 498.

 

Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg was a salesman for A.E. Austin and Company, a firm of estate agents, insurance and investment brokers.

Hugh lived at 1101 Gilford Street in 1911.

The head of A.E. Austin and Company was Albert Ernest Austin (1878-1931).

 

Family Background and Early Life

Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg was born on April 18, 1880, in the Lambeth district of London, England. His parents were Henry Bragg (1840–1898) and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell (1840-1925).

 

Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg - birth date - April 18 1880 - baptism date - March 13 1898

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p85/jna2/007. Name: Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 13 Mar 1898; Baptism Place: Brixton St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, England; Father: Henry Bragg; Mother: Mary Elizabeth Bragg; Register Type: Parish Registers;.

 

Henry and Mary were married in Lambeth on October 16, 1859.

 

Henry Bragg and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell - marriage date - October 16 1859

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P85/JNA2/002. Name: Henry Bragg; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 19; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1840; Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1859; Marriage Place: St John the Evangelist, Brixton, Lambeth, England; Father: Thomas Bragg; Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Blackwell; Register Type: Parish Register.

 

They were living in Wellington, New Zealand, when their oldest child was born in 1861.

By 1863, they were in Nelson, New Zealand, when their second child was born.

By 1870, they were back in Brixton, England, where their other children were born.

Hugh appears to have been the second-youngest child.

In 1881, the family was living at 89 Stockwell Park Road in Lambeth, Surrey. Henry Bragg was working as a builder.

 

89 Stockwell Park Road: the house with the red door: Google Streets: searched July 15, 2014

89 Stockwell Park Road: the house with the red door: Google Streets: searched July 15, 2014.

 

In 1891 the family was in Lambeth.

In the later 1890s, the Bragg family was at 342 Brixton Road in London. Although 342 Brixton Road no longer exists, it was similar to 340 Brixton Road, which is still standing.

 

340 Brixton Road - London - England - Google Streets - searched July 3 2020 - image dated February 2018

340 Brixton Road, London, England; Google Streets, searched July 3, 2020; image dated February 2018 [similar to 342 Brixton Road, which no longer exists].

 

Henry Bragg died on August 16, 1898.

 

Henry Bragg - death date - August 16 1898

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Henry Bragg; Death Date: 16 Aug 1898; Death Place: Surrey, England; Probate Date: 24 Oct 1898; Probate Registry: London, England [edited image].

 

In 1903 and 1904, Hugh and his brother, Frederick, were living in their mother’s furnished accommodation at 342 Brixton Road.

Mary Elizabeth Bragg died on January 11, 1925.

 

Mary Elizabeth Bragg - death date - January 11 1925

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Mary Elizabeth Bragg; Death Date: 11 Jan 1925; Death Place: Surrey, England; Probate Date: 6 Mar 1925; Probate Registry: London, England. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.

 

Hugh Bragg in Canada

In April 1910, Hugh and his wife, Colleen, arrived in Canada. (Information on their marriage is not available.)

 

Hugh A E Bragg - arrival date - April 29 1910 - arrival port - Quebec - Canada

Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: T-4765. Passenger Lists, 1865–1935. Microfilm Publications T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14938, C-4511 to C-4542. Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Hugh A E Bragg; Gender: Male; Arrival Age: 30; Birth Year: abt 1880; Departure Port: Liverpool, England; Arrival Date: 29 Apr 1910; Arrival Port: Quebec, Canada; Vessel: Empress of Britain.

 

Hugh described himself as a secretary, working in the farming business. Colleen, who was two years younger than Hugh, said that she was born in Ireland.

 

To Vancouver

In 1911, Hugh was living at 1101 Gilford Street in Vancouver.

By 1912, Hugh had moved to 795 Nicola Street. He was working as a salesman for A.E. Austin and Company.

In 1913, Hugh was in Point Grey, on the north side of 37th Avenue, near Balsam Street.

 

Military Service

In March 18, 1915, Hugh enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was living on 37th Avenue with his wife, Colleen, and was working as a salesman.

He served until he was demobilized from the military forces in 1919.

 

Return to Vancouver

By 1919, Hugh was back in Vancouver, living at 1155 Melville Street.

In 1921, he was at no. 18 of the Richmond Apartments at 915 Robson Street.

 

Richmond Apartments, between 1908 and 1912; Vancouver City Archives, M-11-54; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/richmond-apartments-2.

Richmond Apartments, between 1908 and 1912; Vancouver City Archives, M-11-54; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/richmond-apartments-2.

 

He was a traveller for Cassidy’s Ltd., a firm that sold a wide variety of china, crockery, glassware, and other domestic goods.

 

Cassidy’s Limited - Henderson’s Vancouver Directory - 1921 - page 522

Cassidy’s Limited – Henderson’s Vancouver Directory – 1921 – page 522.

 

 

Cassidy's Limited - Henderson's Vancouver Directory - 1920 - page 75

Cassidy’s Limited – Henderson’s Vancouver Directory – 1920 – page 75

 

Hugh continued to work for Cassidy’s for several years.

From 1922 to 1925, he was at 3536 Point Grey road.

In 1926, he appears to have moved to 306-2570 Hemlock Street.

After 1927, he disappeared from the Vancouver directories.

 

Possible Move to Australia

According to some sources, Hugh (and possibly Colleen, as well) were in Australia in the  1920s and 1930s.

There is a reference to a Colleen Bragg being buried in Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park in Matraville, Randwick City, New South Wales. She died in 1929.

A man named Hugh Bragg died in Chatswood, New South Wales on August 20, 1937. (The death notice said that he was formerly of Streatham, England. Streatham is not far from Brixton, so it appears that this may be the same person.)

 

Hugh Bragg - death notice - Sydney Morning Herald - New South Wales - August 21 1937 - page 16 - column 1

Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales), August 21, 1937, page 16, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27985168.

 

 

Sources

Henry Bragg (father of Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg)

Henry J BRAGG (1840–1898); Birth: ABT. 1840, Newington, (1871 Walworth); Death: 16 AUG 1898, Brixton, Surrey, England (ancestry.ca).

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 “, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVZ8-P42 : 13 March 2020), Henry Bragg, 1859.

“England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGZT-B3KP : 16 March 2018), Henry Bragg and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell, 16 Oct 1859; citing Marriage, , London Metropolitan Archives, England; FHL microfilm 355,622.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRF2-13N : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Henry Bragg, Lambeth, London, Surrey, 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 8, p. 9; Lambeth registration district, Brixton subdistrict, ED 1, household 51, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 823332.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ7K-NX2 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Henry Bragg, Lambeth, Surrey, 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,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QC26-LPZ : 2 May 2019), Henry Bragg, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGZR-SFJ3 : 19 April 2018), Henry Bragg, 20 Aug 1898; citing Burial, , London Metropolitan Archives, England; FHL microfilm 1,519,480.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J1P-F8Z : 31 December 2014), Henry Bragg, 1898; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WB-78JR : 19 September 2016), Henry Bragg, 1898; Burial, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England, West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium; citing record ID 168634982, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168634982: “Henry Bragg; Birth: 1841; Death: 16 Aug 1898 (aged 56–57); Burial: West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium; West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England; Memorial ID: 168634982. Of Brixton | died | aged 57 | Lead kindly light.”

Brixton: The Angell Estate; British History Online; https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol26/pp125-131#h3-0010

Nos. 314–320 (even), 332, 334, 340 and 342 Brixton Road; formerly Nos. 1–4 (consec.) Park Place, and Nos. 2, 3, 6 and 7 Park Terrace

The ten acres of copyhold land held of Lambeth Manor which lay on the west side of Brixton Road were sold in 1803 by William Brown Angell to Thomas Woodroffe Smith. (fn. 166) A small portion of the land was let under a licence to demise granted in 1807 (fn. 184) but Nos. 314–320, 332, 334, 340 and 342 Brixton Road were erected by Evan Roberts of north Brixton, (fn. 185) slate-merchant, under a licence granted in 1826 to Smith’s trustees. Nos. 314–320 are two plain pairs of stock brick houses, well elevated above the road. They are of three storeys with semibasements and are set forward at the ends above their Greek Doric porches. No. 318 is ruinous. Nos. 332 and 334 are another plain pair, and have coupled antae flanking their recessed entrance porches. Nos. 340 and 342 are a pair of larger villas of three storeys above semi-basements. Their fronts were almost identical until the central Ionic porch of No. 342 was mutilated. Both have round-arched windows over the porches, and their ground floor windows, set in shallow elliptical-arched recesses, have moulded linking impost bands.

 

Mary Elizabeth Blackwell (mother of Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg)

Mary Elizabeth BLACKWELL (1840–1925); Birth: SEP 1840, Weston Turville, Bucks; Death: 11 JAN 1925, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England (ancestry.ca).

Mary Elizabeth Blackwell (Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MX1L-J55.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N3G-J3G : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Mary Elizabeth Blackwell, 1840.

Weston Turville, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston_Turville

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 “, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVZ8-P4K : 13 March 2020), Mary Elizabeth Blackwell in entry for Henry Bragg, 1859.

“England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGZR-SGRL : 16 March 2018), Henry Bragg and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell, 16 Oct 1859; citing Marriage, , London Metropolitan Archives, England; FHL microfilm 355,622.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRF2-13J : 29 September 2019), Mary E Bragg in entry for Henry Bragg, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ7K-NXL : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Mary E Bragg in household of Henry Bragg, Lambeth, Surrey, 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,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QC26-YT2 : 2 May 2019), Mary E Bragg in household of Henry Bragg, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9HR-1X5 : 20 May 2019), Elizabeth E Bragg, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Brixton subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW5Q-8MD : 9 May 2019), Mary E Bragg, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGZP-Q8VR : 19 April 2018), Mary Elizabeth Bragg, 16 Jan 1925; citing Burial, , London Metropolitan Archives, England; FHL microfilm 1,519,585.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WB-782R : 19 September 2016), Mary Elizabeth Bragg, 1925; Burial, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England, West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium; citing record ID 168635060, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168635060: “Mary Elizabeth Bragg; Birth: 1840; Death: 11 Jan 1925 (aged 84–85); Burial: West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England; Memorial ID: 168635060.”

“England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPL8-XLBH : 17 September 2018), Mary Elizabeth Bragg, 6 Mar 1925; citing Probate, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .

 

Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg

Hugh Arthur E. BRAGG (1880–1937); Birth: 18 APR 1880, Brixton; Death: 20 AUG 1937, Chatswood, New South Wales (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XJZ-Q6F : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Hugh Arthur E Bragg, 1880.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ7K-NX1 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Hugh A E Bragg in household of Henry Bragg, Lambeth, Surrey, 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/QC2X-6W2 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Hugh A E Bragg, 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/X9HR-1XB : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Hugh A E Bragg, Lambeth, London, Middlesex, 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, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJNS-C1XH : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Hugh Arthur Bragg, 1903.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJNW-GVWJ : accessed 16 Jul 2014), Hugh Arthur Bragg, 1904.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2H2L-7XN : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Hugh A E Brogg, 1910.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=60654; Name: BRAGG, HUGH; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 18/04/1880; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1008 – 42; Item Number: 60654.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: 18, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 12. Name: Hugh Brass [sic: Bragg]; Gender: Female [sic: male}; Racial or Tribal Origin: English; Nationality: Canada; Marital status: Married; Age: 40; Birth Year: abt 1881; Birth Place: England; Year of Immigration: 1910; Residence Date: 1 Jun 1921; House Number: 75; Residence Street or Township: 915 Robson St; Residence City, Town or Village: Vancouver; Residence District: Vancouver Centre; Residence Province or Territory: British Columbia; Residence Country: Canada; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse’s name:    Colleen Brass [sic: Bragg]; Father Birth Place: England; Mother Birth Place: England; Can Speak English?: Yes; Can Speak French?: No; Religion: Church Of England; Can Read?: Yes; Can Write?: Yes; Employment Type: 2 Wage Earner; Nature of Work: Commercial; Income: 1800; Out of Work?: No; Duration of Unemployment: 0; Duration of Unemployment (Illness): 0; Municipality: Ward 1; Enumeration District: 22; Sub-District: Ward 1; Sub-District Number: 5; Home Owned or Rented: Rented; Monthly Rental: 45; Class of House: Apartment; Materials of Construction: Brick; Number of Rooms: 4; Enumerator: James L Pratt; Line Number: 47; Family Number: 183; Household Members: Hugh Brass [Bragg]: 40; Colleen Brass [Bragg]: 46.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Hugh Bragg; Death Date: 1937; Death Place: New South Wales; Registration Year: 1937; Registration Place: Chatswood, New South Wales; Registration Number: 14652.

 

Colleen Callum? (wife of Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Colleen Bragg; Death Date: 1929; Death Place: New South Wales; Father’s name: Charles; Registration Year: 1929; Registration Place: Petersham, New South Wales; Registration Number: 13340 [possible connection].

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-MKFL : 19 September 2016), Colleen Bragg, ; Burial, Matraville, Randwick City, New South Wales, Australia, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park; citing record ID 168469243, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168469243: “Colleen Bragg; Birth: unknown; Death: 1929; Burial: Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park; Matraville, Randwick City, New South Wales, Australia; Plot: AA8 – Anglican FM A8, Position 30; Memorial ID: 168469243; Gravesite Details Date of Interment: July 23, 1929 Disposition: Burial.” [possible connection]

 

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