Brown, Arthur Percy (1886-1983)

Arthur Percy Brown was a military outfitter and tailor. He lived at 1829 Alberni Street in 1917 and 1918.

He was born in London, England, probably on July 15, 1886. His father was Charles Henry Brown; his mother was Maria Stevenson.

On August 4, 1915, in Vancouver, he married Lillian Emma Airey. She was born in Vancouver on December 27, 1891. Her father was Albert Airey (1861-1942); her mother was Annie Smith (1865-1945).

Arthur and Lillian were living in Seattle, Washington, by 1942.

It appears that Arthur died in Seattle, Washington, in April 1983.

It appears that Lillian died in Seattle, Washington, on April 8, 1991.

Lillian had a brother named Francis Joseph Airey (1889-1982), who was married to Margaret Barrie Dowie (1901-1949).

Lillian had a sister named Rose Winnifred Airey (1898-1986). She never married.

 

 

Sources

Arthur Percy Brown

FreeBMD Marriages, December quarter 1878, Lambeth district, volume 1d, page 497, Charles Henry Brown and Maria Stevenson, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=62321107&d=bmd_1402349149; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=62404793&d=bmd_1402349149;

FreeBMD Births, July quarter 1886, Kensington district, volume 1a, page 172, Arthur Percy Brown, “England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XPL-PXG : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Arthur Percy Brown, 1886. (possible connection).

Vancouver directories

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 4 Vancouver City, page 16, family 93, line 14, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63775&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+P+Brown (possible connection).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZJ-H15 : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Arthur Percy Brown and Lillian Emma Airey, 04 Aug 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983706.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 5, 1915, page 8: The marriage took place yesterday at Christ Church of Miss Lilian Airey and Mr. Arthur P. Brown, the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. H. Sovereign. . . .A large number of friends assembled at the church, and on leaving, the Dawson Boy Scouts, of which troop Mr. Brown is scoutmaster, formed an arch with their staffs, under which the bride and groom passed to their automobile. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother at 555 Thurlow street. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Brown left later for a yachting trip up the cost and on their return will reside at 1620 Alberni street.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JBSB-66Y : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Arthur Brown, Apr 1983; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

 

Lillian Emma Airey (wife of Arthur Percy Brown)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NZD-T52 : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Albert Airey, 1861.

“Pioneers Recall Old Memories: Old-timers Hark Back to Early Days of City at Annual Banquet,” Vancouver Province, November 23, 1940, page 18: “Albert Airey, who says he built most of the West End almost single-handed, is a short, wiry person with a snowy moustache and a bright eye that belies his 80 years. . . . Vancouver’s oldest carpenter is typical of the [Vancouver Pioneers Association]. He came to the city in 1887 with his bride . . ..

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG5-9DQ : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Albert Airey, 02 Sep 1942; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13176, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953636.

“Man Who Built West End ‘Almost Single-handed’ Dies: Albert Airey Passes at 82,” Vancouver Province, September 2, 1942, page 5: “. . . Surviving him are his wife, one son, Frank, of Eburne; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Brown, Seattle; Miss Rosie W. Airey, Vancouver, and three grandchildren. . . .”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPM-X9Q : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Ellen Annie Airey, 09 Sep 1945; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13188, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032325.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V3V2-L2N : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Lillian E Brown, 08 Apr 1991; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Looking back on a lifetime,” Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1980, page B1. [History of Francis (Frank) Joseph Airey.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1X-DJ1 : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Francis Joseph Airey, 14 Sep 1982; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13623, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051744.

Francis Joseph Airey, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 16, 1982, page D-3; Vancouver Sun, September 16, 1982, page D-6: “Airey – On September 14, 1982, Francis Joseph Airey of Vancouver, B.C. aged 93 years. Survived by his daughters, Frances Gregory (and husband Ted), and Shirley Ades; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Brown, and Miss Rose Airey. Funeral service Friday, September 17, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 8680 Hudson St. Rev. R.E. Harrison officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park. Hamilton Mortuary in care of arrangements. Phone 324-3851.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL56-XFX : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Margaret Barrie Airey, 24 Feb 1949; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13200, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032570.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZK-BRJ : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Lillian Emma Airey, 27 Dec 1891; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13804, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2115625.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLH-DRQ : accessed 22 Aug 2014), Rose Winnifred Airey, 01 Jan 1986; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16578, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1358018.

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