Bryson, Allan (1867-1929)

Allan Bryson was a carpenter and builder who lived at 1214 Denman Street from 1904 to 1907.

He was born in Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, on August 1, 1867. His father was John Bryson (1827-1877); his mother was Elizabeth Catherine Bates (1829-1908).

By 1892, Allan was living in Massachusetts. On June 2, 1892, in Medford Massachusetts, he married Mabel Emily Hutchinson Hatch. She was born on April 25, 1873, in Hollis, Maine. Her father was George W. Hatch; her mother was Emily Hutchinson.

Allan and Mabel came to Vancouver about 1898. Allan started a contracting and building business in Vancouver. He built several houses and apartment buildings, many of which were in the 1700 block of Davie Street.

Allan died in Vancouver on June 5, 1929. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mabel died in Vancouver on May 23, 1947. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Allan and Mabel had the following children.

 

Unnamed twin girls

Allan and Mabel had twin girls, who were born in Medford, Massachusetts, on July 9, 1894. No further information is available for them.

 

Roswell Allan Bryson

Roswell Allan Bryson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 11, 1895. He became a school teacher. He was drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Later he was a lumber salesman and a sales director for the insurance company of Parsons Brown.

On September 9, 1920, in Vancouver, he married Grace Helene McGregor. She was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 21, 1895. Her father was Adolphus Grant McGregor (1867-1920); her mother was Anna Grace Baldwin (1866-1946).

 

Willard Hatch Bryson

Willard Hatch Bryson was born in Vancouver on April 4, 1905.

On June 3, 1933, in Armstrong, British Columbia, Willard married Blanche de Winton Collis. She was born on March 4, 1902, in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. Her father was William Robert Fitzgerald Collis (1857-1948); her mother was Constance Octavia De Winton (1867-1939). Blanche was a nurse.

Willard worked as a stock keeper, and was later in the automotive parts and service business. He died in Vancouver on July 1, 1977.

Blanche died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 19, 1993.

 

Sources

Allan Bryson

Allan Bryson, Bryson Families, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brysonfamilies&id=I36264.

Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musquodoboit_Harbour,_Nova_Scotia.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLV-KWY : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Elizabeth Bryson, 18 Apr 1908; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13089, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927117; ; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12455-63124-43?cc=1538285 [medical certificate of death].

Canada Census, 1871, Nova Scotia, District 197, East Halifax, Upper Musquoboboit Polling District No. 22, page 22, family 11, lines 17-20, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396738_00017.pdf; page 22, family 11, lines 1-4; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396738_00018.pdf;

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6P-PCF : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allan Bryson in household of Elizabeth Bryson, Upper Musquodoboit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13169, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375805.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW2M-8Z2 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Elizabeth C Bryson, Musquodoboit Upper, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148117; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148117-00113.pdf, page 22, family 104, lines 2-9.

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N47V-499 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allan Bryson and Mabel Hatch, 02 Jun 1892; citing p277 #51, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1651234.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-D2D : accessed 25 Aug 2014), C Elizabeth Bryson in household of James Bryson, D, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 21, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-9G2 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allan Bryson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 13, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 3 Vancouver City, page 19, family 192, lines 11-14, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63753&highlight=11&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Allan+Bryson.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGD-R61 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allan Bryson, 05 Jun 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13135, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952635.

“Allan Bryson to be Buried Friday: Retired Vancouver Contractor Came to B.C. in 1898,” Vancouver Province, June 6, 1929, page 32: “Allan Bryson of 1724 Davie street, retired contractor and builder of Vancouver, who died Wednesday in the General Hospital, will be buried Friday in Ocean view Burial Park. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in Center & Hanna’s chapel. Born in Musquodoboit, N.S., Mr. Bryson came to Vancouver in 1898. He established a contracting and building business, which terminated four years ago with his retirement. He built a large number of residences and apartment houses, especially in the West End. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Ross A. Bryson and W.H. Bryson, both of Vancouver.”

Allan Bryson, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 6, 1929, page 21; Vancouver Sun, June 6, 1929, page 16: “Bryson – Passed away in this city June 5, 1929, Allan Bryson of 1724 Davie St. Mr. Bryson leaves his wife, two sons, Roswell A. and Willard H., to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be held from Center & Hanna’s chapel Friday afternoon, June 7, 1929, at 2 o’clock, Rev. G.A. Reynolds officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

John Bates Bryson (brother of Allan Bryson)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8X-2MR : accessed 25 Aug 2014), John Bryson in household of John Bates Bryson and Mary Etta Currie, 19 Aug 1891; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983975.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVR-SHJ : accessed 25 Aug 2014), John Bryson in household of John Bates Bryson, 15 Apr 1943; citing Pavilion, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13179, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953639.

 

Mabel Emily Hutchinson Hatch (wife of Allan Bryson)

“Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F469-D6T : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Geo W Hatch and Emily U Hutcherson, 03 Jun 1872; citing Hollis, York, Maine, reference 347; FHL microfilm 11028.

Hollis, Maine, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis,_Maine.

“Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F49S-WJC : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Mabel Emily Hatch, 25 Apr 1873; citing Hollis, York, Maine; FHL microfilm 11028.

“Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F49S-43P : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Mabel Emily Hatch, 25 Apr 1873; citing Hollis, York, Maine; FHL microfilm 11028.

“Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4HC-7VL : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Mabel Emily Hatch, 25 Apr 1873; citing Hollis, York, Maine; FHL microfilm 11028.

“Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4HC-WD9 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Mabel Emily Hatch, 25 Apr 1873; citing Hollis, York, Maine; FHL microfilm 11028.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHX8-N5B : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Mabel H Hatch in household of Eathan A Randell, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 487A, NARA microfilm publication T9. (possible connection).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRF-P5Q : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Mabel Emily Bryson, 23 May 1947; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13193, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032477.

Mabel Bryson, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 25, 1947, page 17; Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1947, page 15: “Bryson – May 24, 1947, Mabel Emily, widow of the late Allan Bryson, 1724 Davie St., in her 75th year. Survived by 1 son, Willard, also 2 grandchildren. Funeral service in Mt. Pleasant’s Chapel, Kingsway at 11th Ave., Tuesday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m., to Ocean View Burial Park, Rev. Elbert Paul, DD, officiating.”

 

Unnamed Bryson twin girls

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX42-MW1 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allen Bryson in entry for Bryson, 09 Jul 1894; citing Medford, Massachusetts, p 295, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1651225.

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX42-M4S : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allen Bryson in entry for Bryson, 09 Jul 1894; citing Medford, Massachusetts, p 295, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1651225.

 

Roswell Allan Bryson (son of Allan Bryson)

“Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F42Y-DY6 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Allen Bryson in entry for Roswell Allen Bryson, 11 Nov 1895; citing , Vol 2; FHL microfilm 594925.

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=72964: Name: Bryson, Roswell Allan; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number: 2022826; Date of Birth: 11/11/1895; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1225 – 22; Item Number: 72964.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZB-WJS : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Roswell Allan Bryson and Grace Helene Mcgregor, 09 Sep 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12905, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032874.

Wedding notice, Vancouver Province, September 10, 1920, page 13: :Bryson – McGregor: One of the most charming weddings of the season took place on September 9, when Grace Helene McGregor, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. A.G. McGregor, was united in marriage to Mr. Roswell Allan Bryson. Rev. G.R. Macguire officiated at the ceremony, which was held at the home of the bride, 336 Eleventh avenue west, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. Both Mr. And Mrs Bryson are well known in Vancouver as both have been residents of the city since childhood. . . . Miss Phoebe McGregor, sister of the bride . . . acted as bridesmaid. . . . Mr. Neil Gilchrist was groomsman . . . . Refreshments were served before the departure of the happy couple for Seattle, where they will spend a honeymoon. Upon their return to Vancouver the young couple will take up their residence in Kerrisdale.”

Wedding notice, Vancouver World, September 10, 1920, page 7. Similar to notice in Vancouver Province, above.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKR-9ZT : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Roswell Allan Bryson, 23 Mar 1943; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13178, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953638.

“Roswell A. Bryson Dead in 47th Year,” Vancouver Sun, March 24, 1943, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XzRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2971%2C4365296: “Roswell Allan Bryson, 47, of 2049 West Forty-third, sales director of Parsons Brown Ltd, died Tuesday. Mr. Bryson was born in Boston, Mass., and lived in Vancouver 45 years. Formerly assistant manager of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Vancouver, he joined the staff of Parsons Brown in 1930. He was active in tennis and rugby circles here and was formerly coach of the university of British Columbia basketball team. Mr. Bryson leaves his wife; one daughter, Beverly; his mother and one brother, Willard H. Bryson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. chapel by Rev. Elbert Paul, D.D., burial, Ocean View Burial Park.”

Roswell Allan Bryson, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 24, 1943, page 21; Vancouver Province, March 25, 1943, page 17; Vancouver Sun, March 24, 1943, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XzRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1812%2C4444207; page 18; Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1943, page 14; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YDRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1821%2C4545087: “Bryson – March 23, 1943, Roswell Allan Bryson of 2049 W. 43 Ave. Survived by his wife, 1 daughter, Beverly; his mother and 1 brother, Willard H. Funeral service from Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co., Fri., March 26, at 4 p.m., to Ocean View Burial Park, Rev. Elbert Pau., D.D., officiating.”

 

Grace Helene Mcgregor (wife of Roswell Allan Bryson)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6VN-Q9G : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Adolphus Grant Mcgregor, 18 Mar 1921; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1921 cn 9962, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1863538.

A.G. McGregor, death notice, Victoria Times, March 18, 1921, page 18: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28095-551-47?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HNG:284757001; “Former Citizen Dead: A.G. McGregor died at Ottawa this morning. He was formerly of Victoria and of late years resided at Vancouver. He was a partner with J.L. Beckwith and the late Hon. H.C. Brewster in the salmon canning industry on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Mr. McGregor, who was about 52 years of age, was well known throughout British Columbia. A brother and two sisters reside in Victoria. His widow and two daughters survive him in Vancouver.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL25-RLC : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Anna Grace Mcgregor, 27 Feb 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13190, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032422.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVK-2YX : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Grace N Mcgregor in household of Adolphus G Mcgregor, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/1901vic_cen/div05/d05p07.htm.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-DVR : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Adolphus Grant Mcgregor in entry for Ida Mc Gregor, 23 May 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114718.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZT-S7V : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Adolphus Grant Mcgregor in household of Storer Woodford Boone and Phebe Lewis Mcgregor, 05 Oct 1921; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032869.

Willard Hatch Bryson (son of Allan Bryson)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1933-09-406532; Willard Hatch Bryson and Blance Dewinton Collis; place of marriage: Armstrong; date of marriage, June 3, 1933; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=e192e97b-678c-4060-9a10-c7e30231c644.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1S-87R : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Willard Hatch Bryson, 01 Jul 1977; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13578, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050949

Willard Hatch Bryson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 5, 1977, page 42: “Bryson – Willard Hatch of Vancouver in his 73 year on July 1, 1977. Survived by his loving wife, Blanche; son, William David and daughter-in-law, Sandra of Penticton and 2 granddaughters, Kendra and Shari. Private service was held. Arrangements through Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

Blanche de Winton Collis (wife of Willard Hatch Bryson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRJ-PPP : accessed 25 Aug 2014), William Robert Fitzgerald Collis, 20 Aug 1948; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13198, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032482.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVP-B55 : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Constance Octavia Collis, 01 Sep 1939; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13166, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953626.

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-004061, date of birth: March 4, 1902; place of birth: Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake; name of mother: Constance O. De Wenton [sic].

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1993-09-015218; Blanche de Winton Bryson; place of death: West Vancouver; date of death: July 19, 1993, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=9050d488-3c6d-47ce-9709-fe2bbb0686af; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=11ad4b49-865b-4799-b2cd-0cc749ecc83f.

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