Buchanan, Rupert Charles (1867-1962)

Rupert Charles Buchanan (often called “Charles”) was the manager of Royal Securities Corporation. He lived at 1847 Barclay Street in 1918 and possibly in 1919.

He was born on June 7, 1867, in St. Catherines, Ontario. His father was Alexander Brock Buchanan; his mother was Elizabeth Ann Best.

In 1871, 1881, and 1891, Charles was living with his parents in Montreal, Quebec.

On April 22, 1896, in Quebec City, Quebec, he married Mary Jane McLimont. She was born in Quebec on April 22, 1866; her father was William McLimont; her mother was Sarah Clapham.

By 1901, Charles and Mary were living in their own house in Montreal. In 1911, he and Mary were in Coldstream Municipality, near Vernon, British Columbia. They continued to live in the area of Vernon, British Columbia, in the mid-1910s.

In September 1916, Charles enlisted to serve as a lieutenant in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He described himself as a rancher, living in Vernon.

After the war, he lived in Vancouver, where he became the manager of Royal Securities Corporation.

Mary died in Vancouver on January 14, 1945.

Charles died in Vancouver on December 12, 1962.

 

Charles and Mary had the following children.

 

Alexander Ronald Buchanan

Alexander Ronald Buchanan was born in the province of Quebec on July 16, 1901. He became a stock broker. He married Margaret Griffith. She was born in New Zealand on December 31, 1914. Her father was Milford Morris Griffith; her mother was Agnes Alberta Reid-Jones.

Margaret died in Vancouver on January 15, 1949.

Ronald later married Stella Siban.

Ronald died in Richmond, British Columbia, on October 14, 1958.

 

 

William Henry Keith Buchanan

William Henry Keith Buchanan was born in Montreal, Quebec, on June 4, 1903.

On August 2, 1929, in Vancouver, he married Elizabeth Agnes Kirk. She was born about 1905, in Victoria, British Columbia. Her father was George Alan Kirk; her mother was Elizabeth Georgina Harvey.

William died in Vancouver on October 1, 1931.

 

Nancy Greaves Buchanan

Nancy Greaves Buchanan was born about 1907 in Montreal, Quebec.

On January 11, 1928, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, she married Charles Edward Woodcock Stringer. He was born on March 17, 1884, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. His father was Charles Woodcock Stringer; his mother was Elizabeth Elworthy.

Charles died in Sidney, British Columbia, on September 26, 1947.

By 1950, Nancy was married to John Lytton Mara (called “Lytton”), and living in Victoria, British Columbia. He was a director of Boorman Investments. He was born in Lytton, British Columbia, on August 14, 1887. His father was John Andrew Mara, a pioneer in British Columbia; his mother was Alice Barnard.

Lytton died in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 11, 1970.

Nancy died in Victoria in mid-June 2001.

 

Sources

Alexander Brock Buchanan (father of Rupert Charles Buchanan)

The Buchanan Book: The Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal, A.W. Patrick Buchanan, Q.C. [Arthur William Patrick Buchanan], Montreal, Printed for Private Circulation, 1911; https://archive.org/stream/buchananbooklife00buchuoft#page/308/mode/1up.

Recent New Books, The Buchanan Book, review, Montreal Gazette, July 25, 1912, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MRcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JIUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6860%2C2551399

Buchanan of Montreal, Armory and lineages of Canada, comprising the lineage of prominent and pioneer Canadians with descriptions and illustrations of their coat of armor, orders of knighthood, or other official insignia ([1915]), Herbert George Todd, New York, pages 19-21, https://archive.org/stream/armorylineagesof00todduoft#page/n12/mode/1up.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6LZ-X2Q : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alexander B. Buchanan, 08 Aug 1917; citing Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, yr 1917 cn 33709, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1862690.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 108098522, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108098522, Alexander Brock Buchanan; Birth: unknown; Death: Aug. 8, 1917; Burial: Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada.

“Major A. Buchanan, Montreal Horseman, Dies After Illness,” Winnipeg Tribune, August 16, 1935, page 12; http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/39313021/; “ . . . Among survivors are his widow, daughter of the late Hon. James O’Brien, of Montreal; a brother, Charles Buchanan, of Vancouver; a nephew, Alexander Ronald Buchanan, of Vancouver, and a niece, Mrs. Nancy Stringer, of Vancouver. . . .”

 

Elizabeth Ann Best (mother of Rupert Charles Buchanan)

“Mrs. A.B. Buchanan Enters 98th Year,” Montreal Gazette, April 24, 1931, page 9, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SHItAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XIwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5917%2C3880411: “Mrs. Buchanan, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Ann Best, daughter of Francis Best, was married to the late Alexander Brock Buchanan, in the old Gosford street church, in 1857, by the Rev. John Bethune. Of their nine children, four survive, there being Patrick Buchanan, K.C., author of a history of the Buchanan family and “Later Leaves”; Alexander Buchanan, of Murray Bay; Charles Buchanan, of Vancouver, and Mrs. Arthur Buchanan, with whom she resides. She has two grandchildren, Erskine Buchanan and Mrs. Ogilvy White, and two great-grandchildren, Erskine Buchanan and Mrs. Ogilvy White, and two great-grandchildren, Ian Buchanan and Patrick White.”

 

Rupert Charles Buchanan

1901 Canada Census, Quebec, Montréal City, 175 (#175), Saint-Antoine Ward, A-15, page 13, family 125, lines 46-48; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=89598&highlight=46&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Rupert+Chas+Buchanan

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-7NMT : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Richard [sic] Buchanan, 1911.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Yale-Cariboo, 49 Okanagan, page 1, family 10, lines 48-50; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=48552&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page; 1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Yale-Cariboo, 49 Okanagan, page 2, family 10, lines 1-4; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=48553&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Buchanan, Rupert Charles; Rank: LT; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1232 – 6; Date of Birth: 07/06/1867; Item Number: 73332; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=73332

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLT6-P5K : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Rupert Charles Buchanan, 12 Dec 1962; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13259, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033501.

Rupert Charles Buchanan, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1962, page 42: “Buchanan – Rupert Charles, passed away December 12, 1962, in Arbutus Private Hospital, 6650 Arbutus St., Vancouver, in his 96th year. Survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. J.L. Mara (Nancy), Victoria. Funeral announcement later. Center & Hanna funeral directors in charge.”

Rupert Charles Buchanan, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 13, 1962, page 24: “Buchanan – Rupert Charles, passed away December 12, 1962, in Arbutus Private Hospital, 6650 Arbutus St., Vancouver, in his 96th year. Survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. J.L. Mara (Nancy), Victoria. Funeral service Friday, December 14 at 2 p.m. in the Center & Hanna Chapel, 4061 Kingsway, opposite Central Park, Rev. F. Skaluba officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Mary Jane McLimont (wife of Rupert Charles Buchanan)

“Afternoon Reception Compliments Daughter-In-law,” Vancouver Province, November 28, 1926, page 18: “Mrs. R.C. Buchanan was hostess on Thursday at a reception in honor of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ronald Buchanan, when many well-known residents were present. [Includes long list of invited guests.]”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2P-LQ1 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Mary Jane Buchanan, 14 Jan 1945; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13186, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032323.

“Mrs. R.C. Buchanan Dies at Home,” Vancouver Province, January 16, 1945, page 21: “A woman who was active in the social life of three Canadian cities and widely acquainted across the Dominion, Mrs. R. Charles Buchanan, 1649 Laurier avenue, died on Sunday. Born in 1867 as Mary Jane McLimont, daughter of a leading family in old Quebec, after her marriage to Mr. Buchanan she lived in Montreal for some years and in Vernon, B.C., before coming to Vancouver in 1920. Of late years her activities were restricted by ill health, but for many years she was an active figure in the social life of the city and in working for the Red Cross and other charitable organizations. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Miss Christina and Miss Amy McLimont, and a brother, Ronald, all living here; and a son and daughter, Ronald A., and Mrs. C.W. Stringer.”

Mary Jane Buchanan, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 15, 1945, page 15; Vancouver Province, January 16, 1945, page 15; Vancouver Sun, January 15, 1945, page 15: “Buchanan – Passed away Jan. 14, 1945, Mary Jane Buchanan, beloved wife of R. Charles Buchanan of 1649 Laurier Ave. Private funeral service will be held in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St. No flowers by request.”

 

Alexander Ronald Buchanan (son of Rupert Charles Buchanan)

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-7NMB : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Ronald A Buchanan in entry for Richard Buchanan, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRM-PH3 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Alexander Ronald Buchanan, 14 Oct 1958; citing Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13239, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033180.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP2-7V6 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Margaret Buchanan, 15 Jan 1949; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13199, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032569.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8B-S8W : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Kaare Rindal and Dorothy Margaret Griffith, 24 Feb 1932; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13763, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2135982. (sister of Margaret Griffith)

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDG-HX7J : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Morris Milfred Griffith, 1917-1918.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDG-HKHC : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Morris Milfred Griffith, 1917-1918.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5X-Z4D : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Milfred Morris Griffith, 03 Apr 1949; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13200, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032570.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTH-B5P : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Agnes Alberta Griffith, 26 Mar 1972; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13317, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034300.

 

William Henry Keith Buchanan (son of Rupert Charles Buchanan)

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-3LLG : accessed 26 Aug 2014), George Allan Kirk, 1911.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD86-24K : accessed 26 Aug 2014), William Henry Keith Buchanan and Elizabeth Agnes Kirk, 02 Aug 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074553.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGB-Z29 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), William Henry Keith Buchanan, 11 Oct 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13141, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952652.

 

Nancy Greaves Buchanan (daughter of Rupert Charles Buchanan)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XLD-GDR : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Charles Edward W Stringer, 1884.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7GZ-FDX : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Charles Edward Woodcock Stringer, Kettering, Kettering Northants, Northamptonshire, England; citing “1911 England and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8J-7J5 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Charles Edward Woodcock Stringer and Nancy Greaves Buchanan, 11 Jan 1928; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074508.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPT-PTM : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Charles Edward Woodcock Stringer, 26 Sep 1947; citing Sidney, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13195, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032479.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2H2F-25R : accessed 26 Aug 2014), John Lytton Mara, 1907.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-33S : accessed 26 Aug 2014), John Lytton Mara and Frances Denise Rogers, 07 Jan 1915; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983528.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB6-M68 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), John Lytton Mara, 25 Apr 1970; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13303, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034211.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYN-985 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Frances Denise Mara, 11 Jun 1970; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13304, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034212.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24YY-LDK : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Nancy G Mara, 1951.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HC6-Z8S : accessed 26 Aug 2014), Nancy Greaves Mara, 1955.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HC6-Z89 : accessed 26 Aug 2014), John Lytton Mara, 1955.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2H6J-5DV : accessed 26 Aug 2014), John L Mara, 1957.

Nancy Greaves Mara (née Buchanan), death notice, Victoria Times-Colonist, June 19, 20 and 21, 2001; http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi?Surname=hickston%2Bnancy%22&type=Keyword&Start=27600: MARA, Nancy Greaves (BUCHANAN); 95; Victoria BC; Victoria T-C; 2001-6-19; zac; MARA, Nancy Greaves (BUCHANAN); 95; Victoria BC; Victoria T-C; 2001-6-20; zac; MARA, Nancy Greaves (BUCHANAN); 95; Victoria BC; Victoria T-C; 2001-6-21; zac.

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