Bragg, Hugh Arthur Edward (1880-after 1926)

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).

Hugh was born on April 18, 1880, in the Lambeth district of London, England. His father was Henry Bragg (born about 1840 in Walworth, England); it appears that Hugh’s mother was Mary Elizabeth Blackwell (born about 1840 in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, England).

Henry and Mary were married in Lambeth on October 16, 1859. By 1861, they were living in Wellington, New Zealand, where their oldest child was born in 1861. By 1863, they were in Nelson, New Zealand, where 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 youngest child.

In 1881, the family was living at 89 Stockwell Park Road in Lambeth, Surrey. Henry 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 and 1901, the family was living in Lambeth. By 1903 and 1904, Hugh and his brother Frederick were living in their mother’s furnished accommodation at 342 Brixton Road.

By April 1910, Hugh and his wife, Colleen, had arrived in Canada. Hugh was a secretary, working in the farming business. Colleen, who was two years younger than Hugh, was born in Ireland.

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 living in Point Grey, on the north side of 37th Avenue, near Balsam Street.

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.

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

In 1921, he was living at no. 18, 915 Robson Street. He was a traveller for Cassidy’s Ltd.

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 lived 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. At this time, no further information is available for him.

 

Sources

Henry Bragg (father of Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVZ8-P42 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Henry Bragg and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell, 16 Oct 1859; citing Saint John The Evangelist,Lambeth,Surrey,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 288435, 288436, 288437, 355622.

“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 .

 

Mary Elizabeth Blackwell (mother of Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg)

“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 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 .

 

Hugh Arthur Edward Bragg

Vancouver directories.

“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.

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