Brown, Allan Thomas (1886-1952)

Allan Thomas Brown was a chauffeur and salesman of automobile parts. He lived at 1874 Pendrell Street in 1913 and 1914.

He was born on August 5, 1886, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His father was Peter Brown (1856-1902); his mother was Esther Homeretta McDonald (born September 5, 1862, in Ontario). (Esther’s first name sometimes appears as Hester; her middle name sometimes appears as Henrietta or Amoretta.)

Allan moved to Canada with his parents. His father, Peter, who suffered from spinal troubles, died in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, on September 15, 1909.

On November 1, 1911, in Vancouver, Allan married Olive Janet Dillabough. She was born in Rat Portage, Ontario, on March 3, 1886. Her father was Matthew Sylvester Dillabough (1845-1910), who was a policeman; her mother was Isabella McEwen (1848-1920).

Allan and Olive were at 1874 Pendrell Street in 1913 and 1914.

By 1915, Allan was working as a salesman for John Millen & Son’s business at 847 Pender Street, which sold automobile accessories, tires, oils, and other supplies.

By 1917, when Allan registered with the United States military draft officials, he was the manager of Wood Vallance and Adams, an automobile accessory company in Calgary, Alberta. He stated that his wife was living at 882 Hamilton Street in Vancouver.

It appears that Allan’s and Olive’s marriage did not work out. Throughout the 1920s, Olive described herself as Allan’s widow. However, when Olive married Frederick James Frost in Vancouver on July 3, 1933, she stated that she was divorced.

In the 1930 United States census, Allan was living in Seattle, Washington; he described himself as married. By 1940, he was still in Seattle; he was divorced, and working as a salesman in retail auto sales.

Olive’s second husband, Frederick James Frost, was born on May 5, 1888 in Risby, Thingoe district, Suffolk, England. His father was also called Frederick James Frost; his mother was Fanny Stubbings.

Frederick Junior was a dairyman who had remained a bachelor until his marriage to Olive. He later worked in the shipping industry.

Olive died in Vancouver on July 9, 1980. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frederick died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on February 24, 1985.

Sources

Allan Thomas Brown

Allan Thomas Brown, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~syafam/york3.htm

Hester Amoretta McDonald & Peter Brown, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~syafam/yorkdestxt3c.htm#McDonald4-1862

Homeretta-Mcdonald; http://marriage-divorce-records.findthebest.com/d/c/Homeretta-Mcdonald;

St. Louis County, MN Marriage Index –B– , http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnstloui/marriagesb.htm; Brown, Peter; McDonald, Homeretta Esther; 1885-08-05; Duluth

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVR-9SX : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Peter Brown, J, Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=63275&highlight=43&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Peter+Brown.

Manitoba Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-003737, Peter Brown; date of death: September 15, 1902; place of death: Portage La Prairie; age at death: 46.

1906 Canada Census, District: MB Brandon District (#1); Subdistrict:19 A (City of Brandon), Page 41; Esther Brown and Allen T. Brown; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census06/; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census06/

Alberta Homesteads, BROWN, Esther Henrietta; BROWN, Esther Homeretta; http://www.abgensoc.ca/homestead/search.php?_mode=&_search=_mode,_search,_pstart&_mode=search&_search=_mode&_pstart=29730&_pstart=29700

“Minnesota, Death Records, 1866-1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP6T-RTL : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Allen Thos. Brown, 05 Aug 1886; citing Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, Public Health Center, St. Paul; FHL microfilm 1309042. [includes birth records].

“Minnesota, Death Records, 1866-1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPFL-19K : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Allen Thos. Brown, 04 Aug 1886; citing St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, Public Health Center, St. Paul; FHL microfilm 1309044. [includes birth records].

Vancouver directories.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDDQ-34H : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Allan Thomas Brown and Olive Janet Dillabough, 01 Nov 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983703.

Society, Vancouver World, November 4, 1911, page 10: “Brown-Dillabough: On Wednesday evening the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. M. Barr, 1419 Nelson street, which was prettily decorated with chrysanthemums and smilax, was the scene of a pretty wedding, when Olive, youngest daughter of Mrs. M. Dillabough, became the wife of Mr. Allan Brown. The Rev. Dr. H. Francis Perry officiated. the bride wore a gown of cream satin with veil and chaplet of orange blossoms, and carried an exquisite spray of bride’s roses and carnations. Miss Mildred Stewart was a charming maid-of-honor in a frock of cream messaline. She carried pink carnations. The little flower girl was Eileen Farrington, niece of the bride. Mr. Alex. McDonald supported the groom. About fifty guests partook of a delicious buffet supper. Mr. and Mrs. Brown will reside in Vancouver.”

“A Canadian Pioneer: John Millen Ltd. Had Important Role In Industrial Development of Country,” Val D’or Star, September 20, 1962, page 10, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MiwwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=I0YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2032%2C5925370.

Automobile and Gas Engine Supplies, 1916, John Millen and Son Limited, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/eppp-archive/100/200/301/nlc-bnc/impressions_250years-ef/1999/immtr5.gif.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K87Y-RDL : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Allan Thomas Brown, 1917-1918.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC3D-C4L : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Allan Thomas Brown, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0088, sheet 7A, family 455, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2497.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K93X-DXM : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Allan Brown, Tract R-5, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-318, sheet 64B, family 496, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 4383.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3B7-F93 : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Allan Thomas Brown, 01 Mar 1952; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 3973, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2033086.

 

Olive Janet Dillabough (wife of Allan Thomas Brown)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMKH-L43 : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Mathew Sylvester Dillabough and Isabella Mcewen, 27 Nov 1872; citing registration , Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1862697.

Alberta Homesteads 1870 – 1930, http://www.abgensoc.ca/homestead/search.php?_mode=&_search=_mode,_search,_pstart&_mode=search&_search=_mode&_pstart=61470&_pstart=61450; Mathew Sylvester Dillabough.

Police Chief Beaton announces retirement; Calgary’s police chief will announce his retirement this afternoon; February 7, 2007, http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=3b3a8364-86e3-4193-91bd-b226337a98fd&sponsor=: “1888 – Chief Matthew S. Dillabough Calgary’s population is almost 4,000, with only one constable to help the chief, but he refuses to take orders. In 1889 the city faces its first murder, as the owner of a local club, William ‘Jumbo Fisk’ is found guilty of the murder of a native girl. By 1890, an angry town council fires both the Dillabough and his constable.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Di to Dz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votedi.htm, Dillabough, Matthew Sylvester, 816 5th St, Constable, NWC.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-95X : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Matthew S Dillabough, D, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-TZ8 : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Mathew Sylvester Dillabough, 13 Jul 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13097, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927125.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKF-RSM : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Isabella Dillabough, 14 Jun 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927294.

Ontario Birth Registrations, “De – Di” Surnames, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~births/De_Di_Surnames.htm: “1461-86 (Rainy River Dist) DILLABOUGH, Olive Janet, f, b. 3 March 1886, father – Mathew Sylvester DILLABOUGH, laborer; mother – Isabella McKEOWN; infm – Rev. George H. LANG (Long?) of Rat Portage”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQX-962 : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Olive Janet Dillab…, 1886.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1933-09-409111, Frederick James Frost and Olive Janet Brown, date of marriage: July 3, 1933; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=ea5cb603-5d81-4f71-954a-61604b690144.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1Z-3MQ : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Olive Janet Frost, 09 Jul 1980; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13604, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051388.

Olive Janet Frost, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 14, 1980, page C-8; Vancouver Province, July 13, 1980, page F2: “Frost — Olive Janet of Vancouver, B.C. passed away on July 9, 1980 in her 95 [sic] year. Survived by her loving husband, Fred, also several nieces and  nephews. Funeral service will be held Tuesday July 15 at 2 p.m. in the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Interment, Mountain View cemetery, Vancouver. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and first Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Frederick James Frost (husband of Olive Janet Dillabough)

FreeBMD Marriages, June quarter, 1885, Thingoe district, Suffolk, Volume 4a, page 883, Francis James Frost and Fanny Stubbings, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=74409548&d=bmd_1402349149; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=74467573&d=bmd_1402349149

FreeBMD Births, June quarter, 1889, Thingoe district, Suffolk, Volume 4a, page 723, Frederick James Frost, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=81444579&d=bmd_1402349149

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVK-JTM : accessed 21 Aug 2014), Frederick James Frost, 24 Feb 1985; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16572, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1358012.

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