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.

He 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.

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.

On December 21, 1912, in Vancouver, he 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).

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, the directory showed him as 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

From 1921 until January 1933, he 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.

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.

Charles and Eva had the following children.

 

Marilyn Charlotte Patricia Buckley

Marilyn Charlotte Patricia Buckley was born in Vancouver on July 29, 1924. She married Sidney Evans. She died in Vancouver on March 29, 1973.

 

Evelyn Hood Buckley

Evelyn Hood Buckley was born probably in Vancouver. She was living in West Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1989.

 

Sources

Charles Edward Buckley

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.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1989-09-017344, Eva Helena Willard; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=92e1d356-86ef-47fc-82fe-cbfcc83a439d; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=74a2859c-d1d0-4c2c-b38e-00c5c9252783

 

Evelyn Hood Buckley (daughter of Charles Edward Buckley)

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

 

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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