Brenton, Charles Jewell (1871-after 1930)

Charles Jewell Brenton was an accountant and manager with the Standard Milk Company and the Eden Bank Creamery Company. For some time, he also operated a confectionery. He later worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a timekeeper and accountant. He was at 1047 Denman Street from 1911 to 1912. He appeared at 1055 Denman Street from 1914 to 1916 and at 1069 Denman Street from 1914 to 1918.

Charles was born in Gunnislake, near Calstock, Cornwall, England, about April 28, 1871. His father was George Jewell Brenton, who was a miner. Charles’s mother was Ellen Eliza Jackson.

By 1895, Charles was living in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and was working as a miner.

On March 6, 1897, in Nanaimo, he married Ethel Edwards. She was born in Liskeard, Cornwall, in July 1873 (some sources say 1872 or 1874). Her father was Richard Polglase Edwards (1842-1922); her mother was Mary Jane (or Elizabeth) Carlyon (about 1845-1931).

It appears that Charles and Ethel stayed in Nanaimo until about 1902. The Nanaimo directories said that Charles continued to be a miner (although the 1901 Canada census describes him as a “musician”).

By 1906, a Charles J. Brenton was living in Vancouver. He was working as a clerk for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was living at 1779 West Fourth Avenue. He continued to work for the CPR until about 1910. (There was also another Charles J. Brenton (1852-1909) in Vancouver; he was the head master of King’s College School, and he appears to be unrelated to Charles Jewell Brenton.)

Charles and Ethel lived on Denman Street from 1911 to about 1918. In 1919, they moved to Washington State. In 1919, Charles applied for naturalization as a United States citizen. In 1920 and 1930, Charles and Ethel were living in Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington State.

After 1930, there is no further information on Charles.

In the early 1950s, Ethel was living on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. She died in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, on July 13, 1956.

 

Charles and Ethel had the following children.

 

Ernest George Jewell Brenton

Ernest George Jewell Brenton was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on June 25, 1897. He worked as a clerk for the mercantile agency firm of R.G. Dun and Company. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

In 1920, he was living with his parents in Anacortes, Washington.

On December 23, 1922, in Victoria, British Columbia, Ernest married Mary Catherine Gyves, who was a school teacher. She was born in July 1894, in Fulford Harbour on South Salt Spring Island. Her parents were Michael Gyves (1833-1920) and Mary Ann Gosselem [Tuwa’H Wiye Gosselem] (1854-1941).

By the early 1950s, Ernest was living in Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island, working as a bus driver. He died in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 8, 1968.

Mary died on December 11, 1987, in Ganges on Salt Spring Island.

 

Audrey Carlyon Brenton

Audrey Carlyon Brenton was born in Vancouver on October 15, 1902.

On June 19, 1926, in Skagit County, Washington, she married William Henry Scovil. He was born in Canada on November 19, 1904.

William became a naturalized United States citizen.

William died in Santa Cruz County, California on March 5, 1957.

Audrey died in San Francisco, California, on July 21, 1976.

 

Sources

George Jewell Brenton (father of Charles Jewell Brenton)

Free BMD Births, March quarter 1844, Helston district, volume 9, page 154, George Jewell Brenton, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=7542243&d=bmd_1402349149.

Free BMD Marriages, June quarter 1870, Tavistock district, volume 5b, page 658, George Jewel Brenton and Eliza Ellen Jackson, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=46783979&d=bmd_1402349149; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=46818480&d=bmd_1402349149.

Free BMD Deaths, March quarter 1889, Tynemouth district, volume 10b, page 151, George Jewel Brenton, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=81158291&d=bmd_1402349149 [probable connection].

 

Charles Jewell Brenton

Nanaimo and Vancouver directories: 1895 to 1920.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X46-J8L : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles Jewel Brenton, 1871.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NTCR-KSC : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles Jewell Brenton, 02 Jun 1871; citing Calstock, Cornwall, England, reference p 38; FHL microfilm 1545380.

Calstock Online Parish Clerk, http://www.calstock.info/census/baptisms_b.htm, Baptisms/Births – B: 02-Jun 1871 : Calstock : Charles Jewell : BRENTON : son : George Jewell : Ellen Eliza : Gunnislake : miner : St Anns Gunnislake born 28 Apr 1871

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQCT-96V : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles J Brenton in household of George J Brenton, Cramlington, Northumberland, 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 .

Cornwall marriages: http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_canada_marriages.pdf: 06‐Mar 1897 BC, Nanaimo Charles Jewell BRENTON 25 Miner Gunnislake B Nanaimo George Jewell Ellen Eliza Lic. Both CofE; Ethel EDWARDS 23 Liskeard S Nanaimo Richard Polglaze Mary Jane Witnesses Mabel Harries?,Victoria; William Mo‐‐‐‐.Nanaimo

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZK-PJD : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles Jewell Brenton and Ethel Edwards, 06 Mar 1897; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983708.

1901 Canada Census, District: British Columbia, Vancouver Island (#3), Nanaimo City, Middle Ward, E-2, page 3, family 20, lines 37-39, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60741&highlight=37&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Chas.+J.+Brenton.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 41, family 418, lines 33-36, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63732&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+Joel+Brenton

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KYKB-T11 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles J Brenton, .

Washington, Naturalizations, 1853-1980; Citizenship & Naturalization Records; Name: Charles Jewell Brenton; Civil:    15 Sep 1919 – Skagit [Ancestry.com]

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHF2-SJM : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles J Brenton, Anacortes, Skagit, Washington, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 240, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821934.

“Skagit County, Washington, directory,” 1921, page 18, https://archive.org/stream/skagitcountywash00unse#page/18/mode/1up/search/brenton: Brenton C J $400 [sic]

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCQM-TL1 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles J Brenton, Anacortes, Skagit, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0003, sheet 15B, family 423, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2513.

 

Ethel Edwards (wife of Charles Jewell Brenton)

Free BMD Marriages, June quarter 1864, Liskeard district, volume 5c, page 92, Richard Edwards and Mary Jane Carlyon, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=36917064&d=bmd_1402349149; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=36905356&d=bmd_1402349149.

1898 BC Voters, B.C. Voters List 1898 – E; from the Sessional Papers of the British Columbia Government, 1899; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votee.htm: Edwards, Richard P., Fulford Harbour, Store-keeper, VicN.

British Columbia Order in Council 53/1898, appointing Richard Plglase Edwards, of Fulford Harbour, as a justice of the peace, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0053_1898.

1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island (#3), Victoria (North), H-1, page 7, family 66k lines 9-11; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=13262&highlight=9&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+R.P.+Edwards.

List of Persons Entitled to Vote in the The Islands Electoral District, September 13, 1920, http://saltspringarchives.com/voters/voters1920Saltspring.html: South Salt Spring Polling Division: 1446 Edwards, Mary Jane, South Salt Spring, housewife; 1447 Edwards, Richard Polglase, South Salt Spring, postmaster.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGL-B5S : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Richard P Edwards, 10 Feb 1922; citing Fulford, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13120, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927297.

Salt Spring Archives, http://saltspringarchives.com/deaths.html: Richard P. Edwards (1842-1922).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGB-W3L : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Mary Jane Edwards, 16 Mar 1931; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13141, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952652.

Mary Jane Edwards, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 17, 1931, page 12, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HS1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2165%2C1789494 (link leads to top of column 1; death notice is in bottom third of column 1).

Free BMD Births, September quarter 1873, Ethel Edwards, Liskeard district, volume 5c, page 64, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=52237076&d=bmd_1402349149.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J72C-QQ4 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ethel Edwards, 07 Sep 1873; citing Cornwall, England, reference 1051; FHL microfilm 1596471.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XCH-VCY : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ethel Edwards, 1873.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3TR-L7P : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ethel Edwards in household of Richard Edwards, Taunton St Mary Magdalen, Somersetshire, 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 .

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY29-PL2 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ethel Brenton, .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRJ-D23 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ethel E Brenton, 13 Jul 1956; citing Ganges, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13228, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033104.

Ethel E. Brenton, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 15, 1956, page 20: “Brenton — On July 13, 1956, at Ganges, B.c., Mrs. Ethel E. Brenton, aged 84, of Fulford Harbor, widow of Charles J. Benton; born in Exeter, Devonshire, England. She leaves one son, Ernest George Brenton in Fulford Harbor; one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Scovil in San Francisco, Cal. Funeral service held in Hayward’s Chapel on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m., Rev. Canon E.V. Bird officiating, followed by cremation.”

 

Ernest George Jewell Brenton (son of Charles Jewell Brenton)

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=62799: Name: Brenton, Ernest George Jewell; Regimental Number: 129499; Date of Birth: 25/06/1897; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1044 – 18: Item Number: 62799.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6S-P86 : accessed 02 Aug 2014), Michael Gyves, Cowichin & Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK3-RRV : accessed 02 Aug 2014), Michal Gyves, Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVK-KZX : accessed 02 Aug 2014), Michael Gyves, H, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKN-Q2S : accessed 02 Aug 2014), Michael Gyves, 22 Sep 1920; citing , British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927294.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVK-KZJ : accessed 02 Aug 2014), Mary Gyves in household of Michael Gyves, H, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-7LB : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ernest George Jewell Brenton and Mary Catherine Gyves, 23 Dec 1922; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074225.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8S-MN1 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ernest George Jewell Brenton and Mary Catherine Gyves, 23 Dec 1922; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074227.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY27-QDP : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Mary C Brenton, .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYQ-SWL : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Ernest George Jewel Brenton, 08 Jan 1968; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13287, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033931.

Ernest G.J. Brenton, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, January 10, 1968, page 22: “Brenton — In Veterans’ Hospital, Victoria, January 8, 1968, Mr. Ernest G.J. Brenton, aged 69 years, long-time resident of Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary, at home; one sister, Mrs. Audrey Scovil, San Francisco; one daughter, Mrs. M.G. Nelson, Seattle; four sons, Charles, at home, Ernest, Vancouver, Pat, Leeds, Alabama, Brian, Kelowna. The deceased served with the 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders in the First World War. He was a member of the Canadian Legion, No. 92, Ganges. Funeral services to be held in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 1968, Father Leonard Schmidt officiating. Goodman’s Funeral Home, Ganges, directors.”

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1987-09-020476, Mary Catherine Brenton, date: December 11, 1987, place: Ganges; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=20835f4c-6986-4eb5-9c17-1d4f544cd254.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 120443116, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120443116; Mary Catherine Gyves Brenton.

 

Audrey Carlyon Brenton (daughter of Charles Jewell Brenton)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number 1902-09-055803, Audrey Carlyon Brenton; date: October 15, 1902; place: Vancouver

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY27-Q5M : accessed 01 Aug 2014), William Henry Scovil, .

Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004; Marriage & Divorce; Name:    William Henry Scovil; Spouse: Audrey Carlyon Brenton; Marriage: 19 Jun 1926 – Skagit [Ancestry.com].

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCNW-Y85 : accessed 02 Aug 2014), William H Scovil, San Francisco (Districts 251-409), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0365, sheet 3A, family 59, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 208.

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project); Immigration & Travel; Name: William Henry Scovil; Birth: Great Britain; Civil: 8 Jun 1934; Residence: California [Ancestry.com].

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8Z8-9KG : accessed 01 Aug 2014), William Henry Scovil, 1934.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K981-CCB : accessed 02 Aug 2014), Audrey Scovil, Assembly District 25, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-371, sheet 9A, family 220, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 312.

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project); Immigration & Travel; Name: William Henry Scovil; Birth: abt 1905; Civil: 14 Jul 1941 [Ancestry.com].

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8Z8-9KP : accessed 01 Aug 2014), William Henry Scovil, 1941.

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMFM-5V5 : accessed 02 Aug 2014), William H Scovil, enlisted 24 Oct 1942, Salinas, California, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPN9-426 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), William Henry Scovil, 05 Mar 1957; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPNN-RXS : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Audrey C Scovil, 21 Jul 1976; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V95X-T65 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Audrey Scovil, Jul 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Reverend Charles J. Brenton (apparently not related to Charles Jewell Brenton)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-S31 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Charles J Brenton, 12 Nov 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13096, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927124.

 

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