Buckley, Charles Edward (1888-1934)

Charles Edward Buckley was the chief accountant for Mackenzie Mann and Company, who were railway builders in western Canada. He also worked as an accountant for other railway companies. He lived at 1985 Beach Avenue in 1914.

 

Family Background

Charles Edward Buckley was born in Paris, Ontario, on April 25, 1888. His parents were Patrick Buckley (1838-1928) and Katherine Jane Hood (1851-1931).

He started to work in the transportation business in 1905.

 

To Vancouver

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. He was an accountant for the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, and he was living at 1027 West Pender Street.

 

Marriage to Eva Ayerst

On December 21, 1912, in Vancouver, Charles married Eva Helena Ayerst. She was born on June 29, 1895, in Buffalo, New York (or in Toronto, Ontario, according to one source). Her parents were Francis Ayerst (1857-1943) and Margaret Corrigan (1865-1967).

 

Business

In 1913, he became an accountant for Mackenzie Mann and Company; he was living in apartment number 4, 705 Jervis Street.

By 1914, the directory showed him as the chief accountant for Mackenzie Mann. He was living at 1985 Beach Avenue.

In 1915, he was still an accountant for Mackenzie Mann. He was living in apartment 29, 843 Cardero Street.

He did not appear in the Vancouver directories from 1916 to 1920. In 1916, the company transferred him to Toronto, where he was secretary to Sir Donald Mann, the vice-president of the company.

About 1919, he the company transferred him back to Vancouver as an accountant.

By 1921, he was an accountant in the audit department for Canadian National Railway construction. He lived in a series of Vancouver apartments until 1926, when he moved to 1029 Connaught Drive.

 

1029 Connaught Drive - Vancouver - British Columbia - Google Streets - searched September 3 2014

1029 Connaught Drive – Vancouver – British Columbia – Google Streets – searched September 3 2014.

 

Later Life

From 1921 until January 1933, Charles was the local treasurer of Canadian National Railways in Vancouver.

In January 1933, the company transferred him to Montreal as office assistant to the company’s vice-president. He resigned in November 1933 because of ill health.

In January 1934, he was in Buffalo, New York, where his brothers, Fred and Robert, were living. He drowned in the Niagara River, apparently accidentally.

 

Charles Edward Buckley - death certificate

Charles Edward Buckley – death certificate.

 

On May 1, 1934, his body was found in the hydro forebay at Queenston, Ontario. He was buried in Paris Cemetery in Paris, Ontario.

 

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, May 3, 1934, page 1, column 5.

 

Eva: Later Life

On December 15, 1934, in Vancouver, Eva married Andrew William Willard, who was a machinery dealer. Andrew was born on November 21, 1886, in Toronto, Ontario. His parents were William Willard and Margaret Meston.

Andrew died in Vancouver on October 24, 1935. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Eva died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 1, 1989.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 3, 1989, page 38, column 8.

 

Charles and Eva had the following children.

 

Evelyn Hood Buckley

Evelyn Hood Buckley was born in Vancouver on July 23, 1913.

On October 3, 1936, in Seattle, Washington, she married Llewelyn (“Lew”) Maddock Parry, who was a sign designer for Neon Products of Western Canada Limited. (Some sources say that this marriage was in Vancouver, but the marriage documents indicate that the location was Seattle)

 

Ancestry.com. Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol60_61. Name: Lewelyn M Perry; Marriage Date: 3 Oct 1936; Marriage Place: King, Washington, USA; Spouse: Evelyn Buckley.

 

Lew was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on October 14, 1905. His parents were Henry Miller (or Millar) Parry (1877-1952) and Elsie Ann Brook (1882-1937).

 

Vancouver Sun, June 15, 1937, page 15, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 22, 1952, page 24, column 1.

 

Lew had been married before, to Queenie Lofting. The marriage was in Vancouver on September 27, 1930. Queenie was born in Vancouver on November 7, 1905. Her parents were Edward Lofting (1875-1953) and Anne (”Nancy”) Byatt Cumbin Lowman (1873-1942).

Lew and Queenie were divorced in New Westminster, British Columbia on June 24, 1935. Queenie later married Charles Hough. Queenie and Charles were divorced, and Queenie died in New Westminster, British Columbia on May 19, 1985.

Lew later became a well-known film producer. He died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on May 15, 1993.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1993, page G6, column 9.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, May 31, 1993, page B1.

 

Evelyn died in North Vancouver on June 16, 1993.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1993, page 16, column 5.

 

 

Marilyn Charlotte Patricia Buckley

Marilyn Charlotte Patricia Buckley was born in Vancouver on July 29, 1924.

She married Dr. Sidney Evans.

Marilyn died in Vancouver on March 29, 1973.

 

Vancouver Province, March 31, 1973, page 32, column 1.

 

 

Sources

Charles Edward Buckley

Charles Edward Buckley (1888–1934); Birth: 25 APR 1888, Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada; Death: JAN 1934, drowned Niagara River, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Charles Edward Buckley, biography, Canadian Transportation, July 1921, page 360, http://www.mocavo.ca/Canadian-Transportation-Volume-1921/396653/372.

Paris Cemetery, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, http://www.interment.net/data/canada/ontario/brant/south_dumfries/paris/paris_bpbz.htm

Patrick Buckley (1850-1928), http://records.ancestry.com/patrick_buckley_records.ashx?pid=169877724.

Catharine Jane Hood (1851-1931), http://records.ancestry.com/catharine_jane_hood_records.ashx?pid=178322248

Charles Edward Buckley (1888-1934), http://records.ancestry.com/charles_edward_buckley_records.ashx?pid=189441564

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQB-BYM : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Charles Edward Buckley, 1888.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW26-KYS : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Charles Buckley, Brantford City, Brant South, Ontario, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148128; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148128-00378.pdf

1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Brant (South/Sud) (#46), Paris (Town), D-2, page 1, family 8, lines 35-42, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=9777&highlight=40&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+E.+Burkley [sic]; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000052458.pdf

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-5ZP : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Charles Edward Buckley and Eva Helena Ayerst, 21 Dec 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983704.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JK64-TSJ : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Charles Edward Buckley, Jan 1934; citing Niagara, , Ontario, 021222, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1838066.

“Montrealer Dead: Charles E. Buckley Was Formerly With C.N.R. Here,” Montreal Gazette, May 3, 1934, page 13, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fL4tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vZgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7094%2C374708: Niagara Falls, Ont., May 2. – The body of a man found in the hydro forebay at Queenston yesterday was identified today as that of Charles Edward Buckley, Montreal, a former official of the Canadian National Railways. The identification was made by Fred and Robert Buckley, brothers, of Buffalo. Buckley left a widow and family in Vancouver, where he resided prior to being transferred to Montreal a year ago. – Charles Edward Buckley was born in Paris, Ont., on April 25, 1890. He began his 28 years of service with the railroads in 1905, when he entered the Toronto office of the Canadian Northern Railway as a junior clerk. After serving as an accountant in the Vancouver office he was transferred to Toronto in 1916 when he was appointed as secretary to Sir Donald Mann, the vice-president of the company. In 1919 he was again transferred to Vancouver as accountant and in 1921 he was made the local treasurer of the company there. He held this position until January, 1933, when he was transferred to Montreal as office assistant to the vice-president of the Canadian National Railways. Due to ill-health he resigned his position last November.”

“Body of C.E. Buckley, Formerly With C.N.R. Here, Found in Canal,” Vancouver Province, May 2, 1934, page 2: “Montreal May 2 – (CP) – Charles Edward Buckley, whose body was found in the hydro forebay at Queenston Tuesday, was 44, and on his retirement last year from the Canadian National Railways was office assistant of the vice-president of finance and accounting at the head office here. Mr. Buckley was born at Paris, Ont., and joined the Canadian Northern Railway at Toronto in 1905. Eleven years later he became secretary to the then vice-president of the Canadian Northern, Sir Donald Mann. In 1921 he was transferred to Vancouver as local treasurer, and in January, 1933, came to Montreal.”

 

Eva Helene Ayerst (wife of Charles Edward Buckley)

Margaret Corrigan (1865-1967), http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Corrigan-358.

Smith-Perry Tree, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=smith-perry&id=P1095.

Eva Helene Ayerst, http://records.ancestry.com/eva_helene_ayerst_records.ashx?pid=168296729

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1934-09-419026, Andrew William Willard and Eva Helene Buckley; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=728d87a3-6f6d-4b92-8085-187de52ef937.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2N-7H8 : accessed 04 Sep 2014), Andrew William Willard, 24 Oct 1935; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13155, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953019.

 

Evelyn Hood Buckley (daughter of Charles Edward Buckley)

Evelyn Hood Buckley, http://records.ancestry.com/evelyn_hood_buckley_records.ashx?pid=155088615

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMV-SWG4 : 28 November 2018), Lewelyn M Barry and Evelyn Buckley, 3 Oct 1936, King, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004197263.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPM5-N5XD : 28 November 2018), Lewelyn M Barry and Evelyn Buckley, 3 Oct 1936, King, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004197263.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-GGL2 : 8 November 2017), Evelyn Hood Parry, 1993.

 

Henry Miller Parry (father of Llewelyn Maddock Parry)

Henry Miller Parry (1879–1952); Birth: ABT 1879, Wales, UK; Death: 19 JAN 1952, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Ancestry.com. Alberta, Canada, Marriages Index,1898-1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Provincial Archives of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Name: Henry M. Parry; Gender: Male; Marriage Date: 1904; Marriage Place: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Spouse:             Elsie A. Brook.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YMHV : 16 March 2018), Henry M Parry, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 10. Name: Henry Miller Parry; Gender: Male; Marital status: Married; Age: 42; Birth Year: abt 1879; Birth Place: Wales; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse’s name: Elsie Han Parry; Father Birth Place: Wales; Mother Birth Place: Wales; Year of Immigration: 1904; Racial or Tribal Origin: Welsh; Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Vancouver; District Number: 13; Sub-District: Ward 5; Sub-District Number: 33; City, Town or Village: Vancouver City; Street or Township: 321 Broadway; Municipality: Ward 5; Occupation: Head Fireman; Income: 1450; Household Members: Henry Miller Parry: 42; Elsie Han Parry 34; Llewelyn Parry: 16; Evelyn Parry: 14; Melfin Parry: 10; Edeth Hopkins: 36; Herbert Hopkins: 12.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-P18 : 8 November 2017), Henry Miller Parry, 1952.

Henry M. Parry, Early Police Chief, Passes at Vancouver; On Frank Slide Rescue Squad; Lethbridge Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), January 24, 1952, page 8, columns 1-2.

 

Elsie Ann Brook (mother of Llewelyn Maddock Parry)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:73T8-5N2 : 6 May 2019), Elsie A Brook in household of Silas M Brook, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9KL-JL8 : 21 May 2019), Elsie A Brook in household of Silas M Brook, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Walton subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Ancestry.com. Alberta, Canada, Marriages Index,1898-1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Provincial Archives of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Name: Elsie A. Brook; Gender: Female; Marriage Date: 1904; Marriage Place: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Spouse: Henry M. Parry.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YMHK : 16 March 2018), Elsie Ann Parry in entry for Henry M Parry, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 10. Name: Elsie Ann Parry [indexed as Elsie Han Parry] in household of Henry Miller Parry.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-SZW : 8 November 2017), Elsie Ann Parry, 1937.

 

Llewelyn Miller Parry (husband of Evelyn Hood Buckley)

Llewelyn Miller Parry (1905–); Birth: ABT 1905, Alberta, Canada; DEATH Unknown (ancestry.ca).

Lew M. Parry fonds; British Columbia Archives, Fonds PR-1834; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/lew-m-parry-fonds [Includes extensive biography. Note: refers to marriage to Evelyn Hood Buckley taking place in Vancouver. The wedding documents indicate that the marriage was in Seattle, Washington.]

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YMH2 : 16 March 2018), Llewelyn M Parry in entry for Henry M Parry, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD4-JTH : 11 March 2018), Llewelyn Maddock Parry and Queenie Lofting, 27 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13759, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,555.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMV-SWG4 : 28 November 2018), Lewelyn M Barry and Evelyn Buckley, 3 Oct 1936, King, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004197263.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPM5-N5XD : 28 November 2018), Lewelyn M Barry and Evelyn Buckley, 3 Oct 1936, King, Washington, United States, Washington State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004197263.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-P7W8 : 8 November 2017), Llewelyn Maddock Parry, 1993.

 

Walter Edward Lofting (father of Queenie Lofting)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9T9T : 16 March 2018), Walter E Lofting, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRC-2JD : 8 November 2017), Walter Edward Lofting, 1953.

 

Anne (“Nancy”) Byatt Cumbin Lowman (father of Queenie Lofting)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9T9Y : 16 March 2018), Nancy Lofting in entry for Walter E Lofting, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-QTL : 8 November 2017), Nancy Lofting, 1942.

 

Queenie Lofting (wife of Llewelyn Miller Parry)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9TSM : 16 March 2018), Queenie Lofting in entry for Walter E Lofting, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD4-JT7 : 11 March 2018), Llewelyn Maddock Parry and Queenie Lofting, 27 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13759, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,555.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKT-XM1 : 8 November 2017), Queenie Hough, 1985.

 

 

Marilyn Charlotte Patricia Buckley (daughter of Charles Edward Buckley)

Marilyn Charlotte Buckley, http://records.ancestry.com/marilyn_charlotte_buckley_records.ashx?pid=173691830

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBN-8H4 : accessed 27 Aug 2014), Marilyn Charlotte Patricia Evans, 29 Mar 1973; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13324, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050076.

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