Buscombe, Frederick (1862-1938)

Frederick Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, Cl P10.02 - [Cascade Lodge No. 12], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/frederick-buscombe-cascade-lodge-no-12

Frederick Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, Cl P10.02 – [Cascade Lodge No. 12], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/frederick-buscombe-cascade-lodge-no-12

Frederick Buscombe was a china and glassware merchant who was also involved with Pacific Coast Lumber and Sawmills Co. Ltd., the Pacific Marine Insurance Co., and Buscombe Securities Corporation. He was the mayor of Vancouver in 1905 and 1906. He lived at 2020 Barclay Street from 1906 to about 1921.

Rebecca Lydia Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, SGN 1637 - [Head and shoulders studio portrait of Mrs. Fred Buscombe], about 1915, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/head-and-shoulders-studio-portrait-of-mrs-fred-buscombe.

Rebecca Lydia Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, SGN 1637 – [Head and shoulders studio portrait of Mrs. Fred Buscombe], about 1915, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/head-and-shoulders-studio-portrait-of-mrs-fred-buscombe.

Frederick was born in Bodmin, Cornwall, England on September 2, 1862. His father was Edwin Buscombe (1833-1911); his mother was Isabella (Grylls or Grilles) Olver (1834-1918).

"England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJHB-JFHR : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe and Isabella Olver, 1855; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004764201_00084?cc=1769414.

“England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJHB-JFHR : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe and Isabella Olver, 1855; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004764201_00084?cc=1769414.

The Buscombe family moved to Canada in 1870 and lived in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1885, they were living at 52 Inchbury Street North; Edwin Buscombe was a builder and bricklayer.

Frederick went to the collegiate school in Hamilton. In 1878, he began working with James A. Skinner and Company of Hamilton. James Atchison Skinner (1826-1894), who was also a politician and military man, had started this crockery, china and earthenware wholesale business in 1850, along with his younger brother, Andrew Fraser Skinner. The business was very successful, and it had customers throughout Canada.

In 1884 and 1885, Frederick made his first sales trips to British Columbia, stopping at Victoria, Nanaimo and New Westminster (since the City of Vancouver did not yet exist). In 1884, he went on the newly-completed Northern Pacific Railway, probably to Puget Sound and then by boat to British Columbia. In 1885, Frederick travelled to San Francisco and then up the coast to Vancouver. After the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived, he normally travelled directly to British Columbia by railway.

On May 6, 1886, in Toronto, Ontario, Frederick married Lydia Rebecca Mattice. She was born in Toronto on January 1, 1864 (or 1863). Her parents were William and Margaret Mattice.

In 1891, Frederick moved to Vancouver. He and his brother, George (1875-1958), set up a local branch of the James A. Skinner Company.

Vancouver Cycling Club: Programme of the Second Annual Championship Meet of the Canadian Wheelmen's Association of British Columbia, Saturday, Aug. 18th, 1894 at Brockton Point athletic grounds, Vancouver, B.C (1894); page 11 (calculated; pages unnumbered), https://archive.org/stream/cihm_94328#page/n16/mode/1up

Vancouver Cycling Club: Programme of the Second Annual Championship Meet of the Canadian Wheelmen’s Association of British Columbia, Saturday, Aug. 18th, 1894 at Brockton Point athletic grounds, Vancouver, B.C (1894); page 11 (calculated; pages unnumbered), https://archive.org/stream/cihm_94328#page/n16/mode/1up

Some sources suggest that Frederick was a “resident of the working-class neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant.” (See, for example, The Greater Vancouver Book, page 240.) However, all of the available directories show him living in various parts of the West End, including Robson Street, Haro Street and Barclay Street. The online Vancouver directories are not available for 1892 (the relevant pages are missing) and 1893 (the entire volume is not available). There is no direct information to show that Frederick lived in Mount Pleasant at any time; if he did live in that neighbourhood, it was almost certainly not for a significant period.

By 1894, Frederick was the manager of the James A. Skinner Company. The Vancouver office of the James A. Skinner business was a partnership between James A. Skinner and Company and Frederick.

In 1894, Frederick was one of two assignees who were offering the stock, fixtures and good-will of York and Pilling, a store in Mission, B.C.

Frederick Buscombe - assigneee - Mission BC; Victoria Daily Colonist, October 19, 1894, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18941019uvic/18941019#page/n5/mode/1up

Frederick Buscombe – assigneee – Mission BC; Victoria Daily Colonist, October 19, 1894, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18941019uvic/18941019#page/n5/mode/1up

By 1894, Frederick was living at 1030 Robson Street. From 1896 to 1905, he lived in houses in the 1200 Block of Haro Street.

In 1898, Frederick and Robert Burns Skinner (who was a son of James A. Skinner) built the Skinner Block at 319 West Hastings Street.

Skinner Block: 319 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Google Streets; searched November 11, 2014.

Skinner Block: 319 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Google Streets; searched November 11, 2014.

By 1899, Frederick had become the vice president of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

The James A. Skinner business in Hamilton had dissolved sometime before 1900. In 1900, Robert Burns Skinner retired from the Vancouver business, and Frederick carried on under the name of Frederick Buscombe and Company.

James A. Skinner, notice dissolving partnership, Vancouver Province, January 15, 1900, page 1.

James A. Skinner, notice dissolving partnership, Vancouver Province, January 15, 1900, page 1.

In March 1900, Frederick became president of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

In 1901, while he was visiting in London, England, Frederick appeared in the English and Wales census.

In 1902, Frederick was involved in an arbitration under the British Columbia Arbitration Act. Eugene Doberer and William Riggs Megaw, both residents of Vernon, British Columbia, had a dispute over the amount of salary and profits that Mr. Megaw owed to Mr. Doberer. Mr. Megaw selected Frederick as his arbitrator; Mr. Doberer selected J.A. Smith of Grand Forks, British Columbia. The two arbitrators selected a third arbitrator, Henry Tracey Ceperley. Frederick insisted on having an audit of Mr. Megaw’s books of account. Even though Frederick was not available to meet, Mr. Smith and Mr. Ceperley had a meeting on their own in Vernon, and they published their arbitration award. Mr. Megaw applied to the court to set aside the award. The full court of the British Columbia Supreme Court set aside the award (In Re Boberer and Megaw’s Arbitration, 1903, 10 British Columbia Reports, page 48.) The Supreme Court of Canada reversed the British Columbia Supreme Court’s decision ( Dorberer v. Megaw, (1903), 34 Supreme Court Reports, page 125.)

In April 1905, Frederick and Lydia went on a month-long visit to eastern Canada. They returned home on May 4.

In 1905 and 1906, Frederick was the mayor of Vancouver.

Frederick Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 99-3105 - [Portrait of] Mayor Frederick Buscombe; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/portrait-of-mayor-frederick-buscombe.

Frederick Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 99-3105 – [Portrait of] Mayor Frederick Buscombe; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/portrait-of-mayor-frederick-buscombe.

During Frederick’s term as mayor, the city council passed a motion to suspend the immigration of East Indians to Vancouver.

Also while Frederick was mayor, Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada, was on a tour of Canada. On August 22, 1906, the local Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Club came into existence. When the Canadian Club held its inaugural luncheon on September 25 at the Hotel Vancouver, the Governor General was the guest of honor. Like most tourists, the Governor General and his entourage went to see the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park, and Frederick was there with them.

Frederick Buscombe, standing at left, Vancouver City Archives, St Pk P163 - Earl Grey Party at Big Tree Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

Frederick Buscombe, standing at left, Vancouver City Archives, St Pk P163 – Earl Grey Party at Big Tree Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

During Frederick’s time as mayor, he prepared to move into a new home in the West End. In 1905, he hired Vancouver architects Parr and Fee to design a new house at 2020 Barclay Street.

2020 Barclay Street, detail from Vancouver Public Library, Chilco Street near Barclay, VPL Accession Number: 7174

2020 Barclay Street, detail from Vancouver Public Library, Chilco Street near Barclay, VPL Accession Number: 7174

In May 1906, Frederick sold his Haro Street house to Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929), who was a photographer and the proprietor of Thompson’s Studio and Supply House at 610 Granville Street. The Buscombes moved into the new house at 2020 Barclay Street. [In 1913, Frederick hired Parr and Fee to design an addition to the house at 2020 Barclay Street.]

Frederick and his brother George were members of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Power boats, detail from Vancouver City Archives, Sp P99.2 - [Power boat race on Burrard Inlet], 1913, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/power-boat-race-on-burrard-inlet-2.

Power boats, detail from Vancouver City Archives, Sp P99.2 – [Power boat race on Burrard Inlet], 1913, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/power-boat-race-on-burrard-inlet-2.

Frederick owned a 53-foot power boat. It was built in 1908, and it was originally called “Elizabeth”; while Frederick owned it, the boat was “Barnibee”; later it was known as “Tusitala.” George owned a power boat called “Sea Snipe” and another called “Thetis.” In 1905, Frederick and George donated the Buscombe Trophy to the yacht club.

Buscombe Trophy: First Trophy of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1905, Presented by Frederick & George Buscombe, For fastest boat over English Bay Course, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Annals, 1903-1965, page 197; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section6_Miscellaneous.pdf.

Buscombe Trophy: First Trophy of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1905, Presented by Frederick & George Buscombe, For fastest boat over English Bay Course, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Annals, 1903-1965, page 197; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section6_Miscellaneous.pdf.

In 1908, Mrs. Buscombe was apparently the legal owner of the building on West Hastings Street.

Frederick Buscombe and Company Ltd.; http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/the-brunswick-west-hastings-street/. The building later became part of the Army and Navy Store.

Frederick Buscombe and Company Ltd.; http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/the-brunswick-west-hastings-street/. The building later became part of the Army and Navy Store.

She leased it to James Stark and Sons Ltd. for five years.

Stark’s Glasgow House, Postcard, about 1910, https://www.flickr.com/photos/45379817@N08/8572135941/

Stark’s Glasgow House, Postcard, about 1910, https://www.flickr.com/photos/45379817@N08/8572135941/

At the end of the lease, if the landlord required it, the tenant would restore the galleries and show windows to the condition that they were in at the start of the lease. Mrs. Buscombe allowed the tenant to install an elevator. At the end of the lease, Mrs. Buscombe said at first that she would not insist on removing the elevator or on restoring the shop front to its original condition. However, ten days later the tenant received a letter requesting them to restore the building to its original condition. The tenant removed the elevator, but did not restore the shop front. In the court case that followed, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that the amount of damages was the cost of putting the property into the state of repair that the lease required, even if the landlord did not actually intend to restore the property.

By May 1908, Frederick and Lydia were travelling in Europe, and were expecting to return to Vancouver about the end of May. The Vancouver Province had a short report of their trip: “Mr. Buscombe writes that he is having a pleasant time abroad, shaking hands with the Venus of Milo and other well known persons, but he likes Vancouver best. ‘I see by The Province reports that you have been blessed with better weather than ourselves,’ he writes. ‘Am hungering to get back to old Vancouver. Italy’s sunny skies are a bluff. There’s more sunshine in Vancouver, and as for the rest of the continent and England, our country is a paradise compared with them.’” [Society, Vancouver Province, May 1, 1908, unknown page.]

In 1909 Frederick became the vice commodore of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

On the evening of May 25, 1910, burglars broke into the Buscombe house at 2020 Barclay Street and took a large amount of silverware and table coverings. Later that evening, Adam Lothian Russell (1860-1922), a manager with Evans, Coleman and Evans, looked outside his house at 1329 Harwood Street and noticed a large white bundle lying inside his fence. When he opened the bundle, he saw a solid silver table service with the monogram “B”; he called the police, who took the items to the police station. The next morning, Frederick confirmed that the articles were the ones that were missing from his house.

In 1911 and 1912, Frederick travelled to England, stopping at New York City on the way. On January 1, 1912, he sold the entire business of Frederick Buscombe and Company Ltd. to Cassidy’s Ltd., a Montreal-based wholesale crockery and glassware company. Frederick announced that he was going to retire permanently.

Cassidy’s Ltd. offered the position of British Columbia manager to George Buscombe. The Cassidy-Buscombe Company continued to do business throughout British Columbia for several decades. When the New Shasta Café opened in Prince George in 1957, and when the Outrigger Restaurant opened in Prince George in 1965, Cassidy-Buscombe Ltd. supplied the dining room china, glass and silverware and kitchen utensils. Cassidy’s Ltd. eventually went out of business in 2000.

Frederick took on another role as an arbitrator. In 1911, the British Columbia Legislature had passed the False Creek Reclamation Act, to allow the City of Vancouver to fill in parts of False Creek to the east of what was then called Westminster Avenue, and is now Main Street. The city could compulsorily acquire various portions of the foreshore along False Creek. One of the benefits of filling in the area was to provide space for two new railway terminals. If the property owners did not agree on the value of the property, then an arbitrator would determine the value under the provisions of the Arbitration Act.

Frederick was the sole arbitrator. He inspected the properties, heard witnesses, and awarded various amounts of compensation to some property owners who claimed losses for their foreshore rights. He also awarded himself fees that were higher than the statute allowed. Justice Morrison of the British Columbia Supreme Court generally affirmed the award. However, by a majority of four judges to one, the British Columbia Court of Appeal reversed Justice Morrison’s decision.

In 1915, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England gave the final decision. The Judicial Committee concluded that Frederick was not entitled to the excess fees, and that the land owners were not entitled to compensation for foreshore rights that they did not actually own, but that they might have acquired in relation to a municipal street widening operation.

Frederick Buscombe, detail from Port P1187 - [A banquet for leading citizens at the Vancouver Club], about 1920, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/banquet-for-leading-citizens-at-vancouver-club.

Frederick Buscombe, detail from Port P1187 – [A banquet for leading citizens at the Vancouver Club], about 1920, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/banquet-for-leading-citizens-at-vancouver-club.

At some point before 1920, Frederick had conveyed 2020 Barclay Street and other real property to Lydia, who sued for a declaration that the property was hers alone. Frederick claimed that the property was vested in Lydia in trust for the whole family. Although Justice William Henry Pope Clement agreed with Lydia, it appears that Frederick later obtained a large mortgage on the property, so that Lydia’s final interest in the property was actually very small.

By December 1921, the Buscombes had moved out of the house at 2020 Barclay Street. By 1923, they were living at Fairacres in Burnaby, British Columbia, which was the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tracey Ceperley. Local newspapers reported that the purchase price was $40,000. The house became the setting for many social events.

On July 18, 1925, Lydia died at 1569 West 32 Ave in Vancouver, the home of her daughter, Erie Mckenzie, and Erie’s husband, Lorne Allison McKenzie. Lydia was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Lydia’s probate documents showed that she still owned the house at 2020 Barclay Street along with Cal-Van Markets at 25-27 West Hastings Street, and that the property was worth about $150,000 in total. However, the estate had several debts, including a court order creating a $72,000 mortgage on the real estate in favour of Frederick. Also, Buscombe Securities Ltd. claimed almost $20,000 in an overdraft and a loan of about $35,000 against the Cal-Van Markets building. In total, the estate’s debts were about $151,000. As a result, though each of Lydia’s daughters, Erie, Margaret, and Barnet, was to receive one third of the estate, it appears that they actually received very little, if anything.

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Frederick continued to travel, sometimes to Europe, and often to Hawaii. In 1933, he stayed at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, 1927 postcard, http://www.hawaiipictureoftheday.com/royal-hawaiian-hotel/

Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, 1927 postcard, http://www.hawaiipictureoftheday.com/royal-hawaiian-hotel/

In 1927, Frederick moved to a new house, called “Greystones,”at 4670 Piccadilly Road South in in West Vancouver.

In June 1927, Frederick offered to turn Fairacres over to the provincial government as a home for incurable invalids. In August 1927, he wrote to acting Premier John Duncan MacLean, asking for a reply to his offer. Mr. MacLean acknowledged the offer, and referred the matter to Thomas Dufferin Patullo, who was then the minister of lands and later the premier of British Columbia. On March 8, 1928, Frederick had still not received a reply, so he withdrew the offer, “leaving the public to form its own opinion of the neglect, indifference and gross discourtesy shown by its representatives in connection with what was intended as a kind and generous act.” In November 1935, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Munro bought Fairacres, apparently for $8,000, which was a significant reduction from the reported purchase price that Frederick had paid in 1922.

On April 4, 1935, in Vancouver, Frederick married Cora Elsie Bird. She was born on June 27, 1892, in Davis, West Virginia. Her father was Charles Edward Davis Bird; her mother was Lillian Marks.

Frederick died in Vancouver on July 21, 1938, in Vancouver. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Elsie died in West Vancouver on October 7, 1951. She was buried in Capiliano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

 

Frederick and Lydia had the following children.

Ina Zena Buscombe

Ina Zena Buscombe was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on September 6, 1886. She died in Hamilton on September 4, 1887.

Ova Vivenna Buscombe

Ova Vivenna Buscombe was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on October 10, 1888. She died in Hamilton on February 10, 1889.

Robert Frederick Edwin Buscombe

Lieutenant Robert (“Bob”) Frederick Edwin Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, detail from LP 363 - [Group portrait of] the officers, 1st British Columbia Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-officers-1st-british-columbia-regiment-canadian-expeditionary-force.

Lieutenant Robert (“Bob”) Frederick Edwin Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, detail from LP 363 – [Group portrait of] the officers, 1st British Columbia Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-officers-1st-british-columbia-regiment-canadian-expeditionary-force.

Robert (“Bob”) Frederick Edwin Buscombe was born in Vancouver on December 3, 1890 or 1892.

He went to St. Andrew’s College in Toronto, Ontario. In 1911, he was serving with the first contingent of the Third Battalion in Vancouver.

At the beginning of the First World War, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. By the fall of 1914, the 7th Battalion had reached England.

St. Andrews College Review, Summer 1919, page 20, https://archive.org/stream/sustandrewscollege19stan#page/20/mode/1up.

St. Andrews College Review, Summer 1919, page 20, https://archive.org/stream/sustandrewscollege19stan#page/20/mode/1up.

St. Andrews College Review, Summer 1919, page 20, https://archive.org/stream/sustandrewscollege19stan#page/20/mode/1up.

In June 1915, Bob was in command of his company, which was burying soldiers who had recently been killed. While saying prayers for the dead soldiers, Bob was shot; he died almost instantly. He was buried in Beuvry Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Erie Adelaide Buscombe

Erie Adelaide Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, SGN 1638.2 - [Head and shoulders studio portrait of Miss E. Buscombe]; about 1915.

Erie Adelaide Buscombe, Vancouver City Archives, SGN 1638.2 – [Head and shoulders studio portrait of Miss E. Buscombe]; about 1915.

Erie Adelaide Buscombe was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 12, 1893.

In the summer of 1916, in St. George, Hanover Square, London, England, Erie married Lieutenant Arthur Taylor. He was born in Vancouver on November 16, 1892. His father was George Chipman Taylor (1847-1923); his mother was Jane Thompson (1860-1943). Shortly after the marriage, Arthur was wounded in action. He died on September 22, 1916, and was buried in Contay British Cemetery in France.

In January 1920, in Whatcom County, Washington, Erie married Lorne Allison McKenzie, who was a bank clerk and broker, and later an importing agent. He was born in Teeswater, Culross Township, Ontario, on December 28, 1896. His father was Roderick Duncan McKenzie; his mother was Margaret Jane Allison. Lorne had enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

At the time of the 1921 Canadian Census, Lorne and Erie were living with Frederick at 2020 Barclay Street. Lorne was working as an insurance broker.

Erie died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 17, 1942. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Lorne died in Vancouver on April 18, 1958. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Margaret Innes Buscombe

Margaret Innes Buscombe was born in Vancouver on November 25, 1895.

On July 20, 1916, in Vancouver, Margaret married James Maxwell (“Max”) Kenneth Reid, who was a captain in the 143rd Battalion. Max was born in Quesnel, British Columbia on December 22, 1889. His father was James Reid (1832-1904), who was a businessman, Member of Parliament, and senator for Cariboo. Max’s mother was Charlotte Clarke (1855-1945). After James Reid died, Charlotte married Henry Edward Cramner Carrey (1854-1928), who was a civil and mining engineer. Charlotte died in Vancouver on February 18, 1945. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Max had been educated at Trinity College School at Port Hope, Ontario and the University of Toronto.

During the war, Max served with the allied forces and received the Military Cross.

In February 1917, Margaret sailed from New York to Liverpool on the Cunard Steamship’s R.M.S. Laconia. On February 25, 1917, a German U-boat torpedoed the Laconia, which sank and killed six crew members and six passengers. Margaret made it safely to Queenstown, Ireland, along with her valuables.

At the time of the 1921 Canadian Census, Margaret and Max were living with Frederick at 2020 Barclay Street. Their son, Robert M. Reid, aged 3, was also living with them. Max was living on the income from Canadian Pacific Railway shares.

On February 5, 1927, Margaret held a dinner party at “Fairacres” in honour of Mrs. Allan Worthington, who was visiting from Toronto.

By 1927, Margaret and Max were divorced. On June 30, 1927, in the Kerrisdale area of Point Grey (now part of Vancouver), Margaret married John Alexander (“Don”) McDonald, who was a contractor He was born on August 13, 1893, in San Francisco, California. His father was William Stewart Mcdonald; his mother was Loise Helen Buttle. Margaret gave her address as 1806 Marine Drive, which was the home of her sister, Lydia Barnet (“Barnie”), who was married to Blake Manning Wilson.

Don McDonald became the president of J.A. and C.H. McDonald Ltd. His brother, Clement Harold McDonald, was the other main member of the company, which originally made pulpstones to grind wood pulp in pulp mills. Their operation started a Newcastle Island near Nanaimo, before transferring to Gabriola Island in the early 1930s. The demand for pulpstones declined and quarrying stopped on Gabriola Island in 1936. In 1942, Don incorporated Steelweld Ltd.

Don and Margaret lived in their house at 4719 Pilot House Road, West Vancouver, which they built in 1932.

Don died in Vancouver on February 4, 1954. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Margaret died in Vancouver on February 7, 1971. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

By 1931, Max had become the secretary-treasurer of De Groot Reid, who were manufacturers agents. Joseph Jacob DeGroot (1865-1935) appears to have been the president of the company. Max had moved to his mother’s house at 1232 The Crescent in Shaughnessy Heights.

On the morning of July 9, 1933, Max’s car collided with another car at the corner of Tenth Avenue and Yew Street. The driver of the other car was Alfred Edgar Stephens (1885-1969) of 12-958 Bute Street; he was a salesman with Gray-Campbell’s Chrysler dealership. Max was thrown out of the car and suffered a fractured skull. On July 12, Max died of his injuries. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Max and Margaret had a son named Robert James Maxwell Reid. He was born on August 25, 1918, 1920. He died during the Second World War, while he was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force. His name appears on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, England.

Lydia May Buscombe

Lydia May Buscombe appears to have been born sometime in 1896. She died in Vancouver on January 18, 1897. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Harold Frederick Buscombe

Harold Frederick Buscombe was born in Vancouver in October 1898.

He went to school in eastern Canada.

Harold served as a cadet with the Royal Air Force in Toronto, in 1918. He was discharged in December 1918, just after the armistice.

In 1921, Harold died in Aberdeen, Washington, from a gunshot wound that was probably self-inflicted.

Lydia Barnet Buscombe

Lydia Barnet Buscombe (known as “Barnie” or “Barney”) was born in Vancouver on October 28, 1902.

In 1919, she and her brother, Harold, travelled to eastern Canada to attend school.

On May 10, 1926, in Vancouver, she married Blake Manning Wilson, who was a superintendent of retail markets for P. Burns and Company. He was born in Nelson, British Columbia, on August 10, 1902. Blake’s parents were William John Blake Wilson, a merchant, and Minetta Louise Ferguson.

Blake became a cattle rancher in Ashcroft, British Columbia. He died in Vancouver on November 24, 1946.

Barnie lived at 4713 South Piccadilly in Caulfeild, West Vancouver, in the late 1940s. From 1952 to about 1969, she lived at 2622 Southwest Marine Drive in Vancouver. From 1971 to about 1981, she lived at 6110 St. Clair Place.

Barnie died in Vancouver on October 30, 1983.

 

Sources

Edwin Buscombe (father of Frederick Buscombe)

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQBQ-VXD : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe, Bodmin, Bodmin, Cornwall, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : DC Thomson, n.d.); PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SG28-9LN : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe, England; from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : DC Thomson, n.d.); PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJHB-JFHP : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe and Isabella Olver, 1855.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D3C-451 : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe, 1855; from Marriage, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, , “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” findmypast.

“England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJHB-JFHR : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe and Isabella Olver, 1855.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFJ-T47 : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscomb, Ward No. 4, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 27; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13257, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375893.

City of Hamilton directory, 1885, page 35, https://archive.org/stream/cityofhamiltondi1885hamiuoft#page/35/mode/1up: “Buscombe, Edwin, builder, 52 Inchbury n; https://archive.org/stream/cityofhamiltondi1885hamiuoft#page/271/mode/1up: 52 Inchbury Street north, east side, from 296 York to St. Mary: “52 Ed Buscombe, bricklayer.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWLS-KVG : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwn Buscombe, Ward 4, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148143-00670.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHLM-7HG : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe, D, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000068015.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9T-6V4K : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscomb, 1911.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKWM-4HL : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Edwin Buscombe, 05 Dec 1911; citing Wentworth, Hamilton, Ontario, 034425, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1854827.

Hamilton Cemetery, http://archive.today/BGaPk#selection-247.0-251.28; Edwin Buscombe: “In memory of Edwin Buscombe born Bodmin Cornwall, died May 31 1916, in his 60th year.”

 

Isabella (mother of Frederick Buscombe)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHLM-7HP : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Issabella Buscombe in household of Edwin Buscombe, D, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6DR-SJ3 : accessed 10 Nov 2014), Isabella Buscombe, 28 Mar 1918; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, yr 1918 cn 44037, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1862887.

 

Frederick Buscombe

Frederick Buscombe, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Buscombe.

Frederick Buscombe, R.E. Gosnell, A History [of] British Columbia, [no place of publication], Hill Binding Company, 1906, pages 674-675; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/674/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/675/mode/1up.

Frederick Buscombe, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 126; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643120

Frederick Buscombe, Canadian men and Women of the time, 1912, page 180; http://www.mocavo.com/The-Canadian-Men-and-Women-of-the-Time-a-Handbook-of-Canadian-Biography-of-Living-Characters/672945/224

Frederick Buscombe, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Vancouver, S.J Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, volume 4, pages 927-928; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/927/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/928/mode/1up.

Frederick Buscombe, Who’s Who in Canada, 1915-16, page 799.

Buscombe family fonds, City of Vancouver Archives, CA CVAN, Add. MSS. 267; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/buscombe-family; http://www.memorybc.ca/buscombe-family-fonds;rad

Buscombe, Fred, mayor, 1905-1906 [and] Frederick Buscombe & Co., Importers of Crockery; City of Vancouver Archives , AM54-S23-2–; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/buscombe-fred-mayor-1905-1906-and-frederick-buscombe-co-importers-of-crockery

Frederick Buscombe, September 2, 1862 – July 21, 1938, http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/vancouver_mayors/buscome_f.html

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N8Z-71X : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1862.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMJ5-ZSW : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe and Lydia Rebecca Mattill, 06 May 1886; citing registration 013762, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1870215.

Ontario Marriages, Toronto, 1886, part 2, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/tor86p2.htm; “013762-86 – Frederick BUSCOMBE, 23, commercial traveller, Cornwall England, Hamilton, s/o Edward & Isabella married Lydia Rebecca MATTELL, 22, Glanford, Toronto, d/o William & Margaret, witn Annie MATTELL of Toronto & Henry A. BUSCOMBE, 6 May 1886.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFJ-T4C : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscomb in household of Edwin Buscomb, Ward No. 4, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 27; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13257, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375893.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWLS-C5Q : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, Ward 3, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148143-00493.pdf.

Vancouver directories: In 1896, he moved to the north side of the 1200 block of Haro Street (probably 1229 Haro Street, since that is the address that appears in 1897). By 1899, his house address appeared as 1231 Haro Street. By 1901, the address was 1227 Haro Street. From 1902 to 1905, he appeared at 1275 Haro Street.

Skinner Block, https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobkh/2096661680/ “So many buildings were under construction in Vancouver in the summer of 1898 that this project was temporarily suspended due to the scarcity of building materials. Owned by Robert Burns Skinner and Frederick Buscombe, the building was built for the Jas. A. Skinner Company, a wholesale china and glassware business. Internally, there was a series of mezzanines that allowed for the display of the company’s high quality merchandise.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Bru to Bz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votebru.htm; Buscombe, Frederick, 1030 Robson St, Merchant, Van.

James A. Skinner, notice dissolving partnership, Vancouver Province, January 15, 1900, page 1.

“Old Firm, New Name: Buscombe & Co. Succeed Jas. A. Skinner & Co.: Dissolution of Partnership of the Old Firm and Disappearance From Business of One of the oldest Names in the History of Canadian Trade – Established in 1850,” Vancouver Province, January 13, 1900, page 7. [Includes history of James A. Skinner and Company, and description of the Skinner Block.]

“The New President: Fred. Buscombe: the Choice of the Board of Trade: Nomination of Officers and Preparations for the Annual General Meeting – Communications on Various Matters of Interests – A Seattle Man’s Scheme Knocked on the Head,” Vancouver Province, March 7, 1900, page 3.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X9DP-9XX : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, St Andrew Holborn Above The Bars And St George The Martyr, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : DC Thomson, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-THC : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Fred Buscombe, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 24, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010221.pdf

“Social and Personal,” Vancouver Province, May 6, 1905, page 6: “His Worship Mayor Buscombe and Mrs. Buscombe arrived home on Thursday from a month’s visit to Eastern Canada.”

“Mayor Buscombe has not Decided to be Candidate,” Vancouver Province, November 29, 1905, page 1: “‘I have not definitely stated to any one my intention of being a candidate for the mayoralty next year,’ announced Mayor Buscombe today, by way of denial of what appeared in an evening contemporary yesterday. ‘There are many reasons that make it difficult for me to decide to run again. My business will require my absence from the city next year for several months, and it would appear to be unfair to the city if that absence extended over any considerable period. Then again the wishes of my family must also be considered,’ continued His Worship with a significant smile, ‘for they are by no means favourable to my continuance in public life. I shall certainly give the matter my most careful consideration before finally deciding, and shall in a spirit of fairness of the people make an announcement in ample time.’”

Real estate transaction, Vancouver Province, May 12, 1906, page 1: “Seymour, Marshall & Co. . . . Sold Mayor Buscombe’s house on Haro St. to S.J. Thompson.”

“Burglars Enter Ex-Mayor’s House: Residence of Mr. Frederick Buscombe Broken into – Valuable Solid Silver Set Stolen and Dropped Behind a Hedge to be Strangely Recovered Shortly Afterwards,” Vancouver World, May 26, 1910, page 1.

Montreal Gazette, September 3, 1906, page 12, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WWAuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=234FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6070%2C193941: “Mayor Buscombe stated this morning that he would take up with City Solicitor McEvoy, at the earliest possible moment, the question of what could be done to prevent the invasion of this city by the Hindoos. Last year he city was given considerable trouble to secure employment for them when the dull season came on, and the same trouble would probably soon come on with increasing force because of the large addition to the local colony during the year.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MBD2 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Stephen J Thompson, 1911.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MLTT : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1911.

“Vancouver Firm Sells Business: Well Known House of F. Buscombe & Co. Has Changed Hands: Cassidy’s Ltd, of Montreal to Take Over Business on January 1,” Vancouver Province, December 29, 1911, page 19.

Prince George Citizen, March 18, 1957, page 11; http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1957-03-18-11: “Congratulations and Best Wishes to Wayne Chow on the opening of New Shasta Café. We were pleased to supply Dining Room China, Glass and Silverware, Kitchen Utensils, etc. Cassidy-Buscombe Ltd. Wholesale Distributors Since 1801 and 1891. 313 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.”

Prince George Citizen, June 14, 1965, page 4; http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1965-06-14-04:  “Cassidy-Buscombe Ltd. Congratulate Mr. A.J. Lee on the opening of his new restaurant “Outrigger”. We were pleased to supply kitchen equipment, chinaware, bar supplies. Cassidy-Buscombe Ltd. Vancouver – Victoria – Calgary.”

Cassidy Company. http://www.restaurantwarecollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=98113: “Just a note on the Cassidy’s closure date – relatively recent, 2000. From Wiki: “Cassidy’s Ltd. is a former Canadian company that specialized in restaurant equipment. Founded in 1801, it was Canada’s third oldest company at the time of its closure in 2000. The older companies were Hudson’s Bay Company and Molson. Founded in Montreal, Cassidy’s began as an importer of fine china, later expanding into hotel and restaurant equipment as well as prison fittings. The business was headquartered in Toronto with warehouses in Toronto and Winnipeg.”

“Cassidy’s recipe for failure: ‘Old-line distribution company’ had not kept up with the times, former officer says,” Globe and Mail, March 15, 2000, page M1. [Includes history of Cassidy’s Ltd. and its eventual closure.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK2-SYL : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Stephen Joseph Thompson, 07 Aug 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13136, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952636.

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Annals, 1903-1965, pages 96 and 97: “SEA SNIPE—Size unknown, owned bv George Buscombe.”; “THETIS—Size unknown, owned by George Buscombe.”; “TUSITALA ex BARNIBEE, ex ELIZABETH-53.6 ft., built 1908 for Fred Buscombe. Subsequently owned by A. W. LePage.”

The Yacht Tusitala – a story teller for the ages, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTFryEiH0z0. Includes Frederick Buscombe’s period of ownership, when the boat was called “Barnibee.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MLTT : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1911.

False Creek Reclamation Act, Statutes of British Columbia, 1911, chapter 56.

“Big Award Upheld,” Toronto Globe, May 12, 1914, page 2: “Vancouver, B.C., May 11. – The award of Arbitrator F. Buscombe, directing that the Canadian Northern Railway pay compensation totalling nearly one million dollars to the owners of the few lots on Main street with riparian rights on False Creek, in connection with the C.N.R. terminal scheme, was upheld by Justice Morrison this morning in the Supreme Court, on an application taken by the railway company.”

Re False Creek Reclamation Act, (1915), 22 Dominion Law Reports, page 117 (Judicial Committee of the Privy Council); which affirmed Re False Creek Reclamation Act, 22 Dominion Law Reports, page 103.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLF-K4T : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, Mar 1914; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4752, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Ex-Mayor Buscombe in Civil Action: Suit Brought by Wife in Connection With Valuable Property in Vancouver City,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 1, 1919, page 30, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y144uvic#page/n29/mode/1up/search/buscombe

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HGX-BL6 : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, Sep 1920; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-14709, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KTTM-LTN : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1921; citing New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Ship Hollandia, NARA microfilm publication T905, NARA microfilm publication M259, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2311434.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-D1PH : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1921-1922; citing Ship Makura, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDRN-B6H : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1921; citing NARA microfilm publication A3410, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1878285.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-D1PH : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1921-1922; citing Ship Makura, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Ceperley Mansion [Fairacres]; http://bcheritage.ca/drawings/sites/site8/8facts.html

“Fairacres to be Disposed of for $40,000 to Mr. F. Buscombe: The Sale is Authorized,” Vancouver Daily World, September 25, 1922, page 3.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDRN-B6W : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1924; citing NARA microfilm publication A3410, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1878285.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX4R-X42 : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1925.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDRN-B6C : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1926; citing NARA microfilm publication A3410, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1878285.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXLC-XMB : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1926; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1755557.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX4Y-7R2 : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1927.

“The History of ‘Fairacres,’” photocopied outline, about 1997, available from Burnaby Art Gallery.

“Grace is returning to Fairacres, the Burnaby mansion built on the north shore of Deerlake in the early 1900s,” Vancouver Sun, July 22-29, 1999, page C-31

“‘Fairacres’ Is Withdrawn: F. Buscombe Complains of Neglect and Discourtesy by Government,” Vancouver Province, March 11, 1928, page 1.

“Greystones,” Caulfeild, West Vancouver, http://archives.westvancouver.ca/destinationstimewalk/routes/caulfeild/sites/cau_greystones.html.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDZ7-P5Y : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederik Buscombe, 1928; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2266094.

“Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23FM-THP : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1932; citing Immigration, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication T843, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1415176.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-NWZ5 : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1930-1931; citing Ship Empress Of Japan, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDRN-B64 : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1933; citing NARA microfilm publication A3410, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1878285.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-VT9X : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1933-1934; citing Ship Empress Of Canada, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-2GNM : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1935; citing Ship Empress Of Japan, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1935-09-424050, Frederick Buscombe and Cora Elsie Bird; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=dc35ec24-2267-4e8d-a936-5c09f1414164.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-PH4Z : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 1937; citing Ship Empress Of Canada, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL2-GG6 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Frederick Buscombe, 21 Jul 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13163, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953196.

“Former Mayor of City Passes: Fred Buscombe Served as Chief Magistrate in 1905-1906,” Vancouver Province, July 21, 1938, page 9.

“Former Mayor Buscombe Dies in Hospital: Pioneer Merchant and Twice Chief Magistrate,” Vancouver Sun, July 21, 1938, page 9 [Includes photograph of Frederick Buscombe.]

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 8503359, Fredrick Buscombe, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8503359; Birth: Sep. 2, 1861, Bodmin, England; Death: Jul. 21, 1938; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/143/0012.

 

Lydia Rebecca Mattice (wife of Frederick Buscombe)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MLTY : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Lydia Rebecca Buscombe in entry for Frederick Buscombe, 1911.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJKP-KX9 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Lydia R. Buscombe, 12 Apr 1911.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJRP-SJD : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Lydia R. Buscombe, 10 Jun 1912.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJ9S-L4S : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Lydia R. Buscombe, 18 Jul 1913.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLK-SZ7 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Lydia R Buscombe, Dec 1916; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4755, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLK-SQ9 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Lydia Rebecca Buscombe, 18 Jul 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13127, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927304.

Lydia Rebecca Buscombe, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 20, 1925, page 15; Vancouver Sun, July 20, 1925, page 12, “Passed away Saturday, July 18, Lydia Rebecca Buscombe, beloved wife of Frederick Buscombe. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.”

Lydia Rebecca Buscombe, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 21, 1925, page 13; Vancouver Sun, July 21, 1925, page 12; “Buscombe – Passed away on Saturday, July 18, 1925, Lydia Rebecca Buscombe, beloved wife of Frederick Buscombe. Funeral service will be held at Center & Hanna’s chapel on Tuesday, July 21, at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. H.G. King officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Mountain View. Service private.”

British Columbia, Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files, GR-1415, http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-3C20502/view/TextualRecords/find%2Bbuscombe%2B%2B%2B%2B/2#3; B08728 Buscombe, Lydia Rebecca, P – 10605. First page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31815-7600-1?cc=2014768&wc=M69K-MNL:332530701,332530502,333811502. Last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-31815-7839-71?cc=2014768&wc=M69K-MNL:332530701,332530502,333811502.

 

Cora Elsie Bird (wife of Frederick Buscombe)

“Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF3Z-J59 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Charles E. Bird and Lillie May Marks, 02 Dec 1891; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 1429960.

“West Virginia Births, 1853-1930,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NMQZ-X2Q : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Dora Elsie Bird, 27 Jun 1892; citing Davis, Tucker, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 816710.

“West Virginia Births, 1853-1930,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NMQX-NRQ : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Chas. Bird in entry for Birt, 16 Jan 1899; citing Hulings, Tucker, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 816710.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS16-BQS : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Cora Bird in household of Charles Bird, Precinct 7 Allegheny city Ward 6, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 57, NARA microfilm publication T623, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1241356.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS16-B7P : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Cora Bird in household of Charles Bird, Precinct 7 Allegheny city Ward 6, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 57, NARA microfilm publication T623, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1241356.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGHF-LC4 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Cora E Bird in household of James E Leslie, Pittsburgh Ward 11, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 421, sheet 2A, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T624, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1375315.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX4Y-71T : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Cora Elsie Bird, 1927.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5Z-CXK : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Elsie Buscombe, 07 Oct 1951; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13209, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032701.

Elsie Buscombe, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 9, 1951, page 27; Vancouver Province, October 9, 1951, page 27: “Buscombe – On Oct. 7, 1951, Elsie Buscombe, late of 4615 Marine Dr., Caulfeild, widow of the late Frederick Buscombe. Survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. A.S. Earley, New York, USA, Mrs. O. Lehmann and Mrs. D.W. Sullivan of Pittsburgh, USA; 1 brother, Charles L. Bird, Pittsburgh, USA. Funeral service Wed., Oct. 10, at 3 p.m., from the Church of St. Francis-in-the-Wood, Caulfeild, Rev. William Valentine officiating. Interment, Capilano View, Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, in charge.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 100004039, Cora Elsie Bird Buscombe, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100004039; Birth: Jun. 27, 1892, West Virginia, USA; Death: Oct. 7, 1951, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Ina Zena Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL5M-ZJV : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Ina Zena Buscombe, 06 Sep 1886; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1845883.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQK-9MZ : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Ina Zena Buscombe, 1886.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDR3-2P6 : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Ina Zena Buscombe, 04 Sep 1887; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, yr 1887 cn 19318, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1853487.

 

Ova Vivenna Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLY6-8GC : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Ova Vivenna Buscombe, 10 Oct 1888; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1845894.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM8H-TQH : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Ova Vivenna Buscombe, 1888.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2LB-724 : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Ova Vivenna Buscombe, 10 Oct 1888; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 10 Oct 1888, reference cn 39542; FHL microfilm 1845894.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDYG-R6N : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Iva V. Buscombe, 10 Feb 1889; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, yr 1889 cn 19829, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1853494.

 

Margaret Innes Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MLYM : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Margaret Innes Buscombe in entry for Frederick Buscombe, 1911.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-8JJ : accessed 15 Nov 2014), James Maxwell Kenneth Reid and Margaret Innes Buscombe, 20 Jul 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983707.

James Reid, Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography (3rd edition, 1963), page 623.

James Reid, Prominent Men of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canadian Biographical Publishing Company, 1892, page 210-213; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_00030#page/210/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_00030#page/211/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_00030#page/212/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_00030#page/213/mode/1up.

James Reid, Canadian Parliamentary Companion, Ottawa, Ontario, J. Durie & Son, 1897, page 87; https://archive.org/stream/canadianparliam03unkngoog#page/n105/mode/1up.

James Reid, A Tribute to the Past, Quesnel, British Columbia, Old Age Pensioners’ Organization, 1985, page 66-68.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6S-MPH : accessed 16 Nov 2014), James Reid, Quesnelmouth & Soda Creek & Keithly Creek, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK9-LDL : accessed 16 Nov 2014), James Reid, Quesnelle, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHV2-6ZZ : accessed 16 Nov 2014), James Reid, A, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLV1-8J8 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), James Reid, 03 May 1904; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13094, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927122.

“Passing of Senator Reid: The Well Known Cariboo Pioneer Expired Last Evening at the Family Residence on [1110] Melville Street,” Vancouver Province, May 4, 1904, pages 1, 5.

“Another Pioneer Gone: Death of Hon. James Reid, Senator for Cariboo and a Pioneer of British Columbia, last Night – Sketch of His Career,” Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, May 4, 1904, page 5.

“B.C. Mourns a Senator: Hon. James James Reid Suddenly Passed Away Last Night: Death Due to Accident: Suffered Last Fall in Cariboo – Funeral on Friday Morning, at 10 o’clock Without Flowers – Flags Half Mast at Ottawa,” Vancouver Daily world, May 4, 1904, page 1.

James Reid, death notice, Vancouver News-Advertiser, May 4, 1904, page 8: “Reid – At his residence, 1110 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C., on May 3rd, 1904, Hon. James Reid, member of the Senate of Canada for Cariboo, aged 64 years. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.”

“Funeral of Senator Reid: Impressive Service Held in Christ Church, Rector Owen Officiating: Coffin Was Covered With Floral Tributes Sent by Many Friends: Interment Took Place in Mountain View, Whither Many Made Their Way,” Vancouver Daily world, May 6, 1904, page 1.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG3-THH : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Henry Edward Cramner Carry, 15 Mar 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13133, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952312.

“Henry E. C. Carry Funeral Services to be on Saturday,” Vancouver Province, Mary 16, 1928, page 34.

“Toronto Visitor is Guest of Honor at Dinner Party,” Vancouver Province, February 6, 1927, page 8: “Mrs. Max Reid was a dinner hostess at “Fairacres” on Saturday evening in honor of Mrs. Allan Worthington of Toronto, who is her guest. Covers were also laid for Mr. and Mrs. Lefevre Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Kindersley, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Gorges, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Manning Wilson, Miss Helen Fordham Johnson, Miss Kathleen Griffin, Miss Mary Cameron, Miss Ruth Cameron of Ottawa, Miss May Smith, Miss Janet Wilson, Col. Jock McLean, Major Rooke, Mr. Charles Winch, Mr. Don McDonald, Mr. Stephen Tennard of N.B., Mr. Ross Wilson of Victoria, and Mr. Tucker Battle.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL25-SLR : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Charlotte Carry, 18 Feb 1945; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13186, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032323.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-QH3 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), James Maxwell Kenneth Reid, 22 Dec 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114717.

“Is Safe at Queenstown: Cable is Received from Mrd. J.Max Reid, Passenger on Ill-Fated Laconia,”Victoria Daily Colonist, March 1, 1917, page 4, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y69uvic#page/n4/mode/1up/search/buscombe:

“Mrs. F. Buscombe, of 2020 Barclay Street, Vancouver, has received a cable from her daughter, Mrs. J. Max reid, dated Queenstown, Ireland, February 27, containing the news of her safe arrival there with the loss of none of her valuables. Mrs. Reid’s husband, Capt. J. Maxwell Redid, left here in command of No. 2 company, 143rd Battalion, B.C. Bantams.”

 

Ina Zena Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQK-9MZ : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Ina Zena Buscombe, 1886.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL5M-ZJV : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Ina Zena Buscombe, 06 Sep 1886; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1845883.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDR3-2P6 : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Ina Zena Buscombe, 04 Sep 1887; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, yr 1887 cn 19318, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1853487.

 

Ova Vivenna Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM8H-TQH : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Ova Vivenna Buscombe, 1888.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLY6-8GC : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Ova Vivenna Buscombe, 10 Oct 1888; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1845894.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2LB-724 : accessed 19 Aug 2014), Ova Vivenna Buscombe, 10 Oct 1888; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 10 Oct 1888, reference cn 39542; FHL microfilm 1845894.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDYG-R6N : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Iva V. Buscombe, 10 Feb 1889; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, yr 1889 cn 19829, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1853494.

 

Erie Adelaide Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-THD : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie Buscombe in household of Fred Buscombe, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 24, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-TCC : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie Buscombe in household of Fred Buscombe, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 24, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 20, 1910, page 9: “In honor of her guest, Miss Gertrude Held of Juneau, Alaska, Miss Erie Buscombe last evening entertained a small party of friends at a very jolly tally-ho party. After the drive Mrs. Buscombe entertained the young people at an informal dance at her home on Barclay street.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MLTB : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie Adelaide Buscombe in entry for Frederick Buscombe, 1911.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJRP-SJ6 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie A. Buscombe, 10 Jun 1912.

Wedding announcement, Vancouver Province, May 19, 1916, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Buscombe announce the engagement of their daughter, Erie Adelaide, to Lieut. Arthur Taylor, 62nd Battalion CEF, and the engagement of their daughter Margaret Innes, to Captain J. Maxwell Reid, 143rd Battalion CEF.”

George Chipman Taylor, MacKay Family and Connections in the Maritimes, http://www.magma.ca/~mmackay/wc05/wc05_431.html

George Taylor, 1901 Canada Census, BC, Burrard (#1), Vancouver (City), D-7, page 6, family 54, lines 25-34, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59829&highlight=25.

Arthur Taylor, 1911 Canada Census, British Columbia, Comox-Atlin, 25 Richmond, page 5, family 60, lines 35-41; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=17081&highlight=40#highlight.

Free BMD Marriages, September quarter 1916, St. George Hanover Square, volume 1a, page 892; Buscombe Eric [sic] A. and Arthur Taylor ; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=136265592:1562&d=bmd_1414456093; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=136365780:3552&d=bmd_1414456093.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26FM-NK3 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Eric A Buscombe and null, 1916; from Marriage, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, , “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” findmypast.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Taylor, Arthur; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 16/11/1892; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9515 – 37; Item Number: 270933; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=270933.

Canadian Great War Project, Lieutenant Arthur Taylor; Died: September 22, 1916; http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=5918

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 26, 1916, page 4, Canadian casualties, infantry, died of wounds: Lieut. Arthur Taylor, Vancouver, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y248uvic#page/n2/mode/1up/search/arthur+taylor

“Many Victorians Among Casualties, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 26, 1916, page 5, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y248uvic#page/n3/mode/1up/search/arthur+taylor; “Lieut. Arthur Taylor’s name is mentioned among last night’s casualty lists as died of wounds on September 22. He left Vernon with the 62nd Battalion, under command of Lieut.-Col. Hulme. He was a son of Capt. G.R. Taylor, of Vancouver, and at the time he left on overseas duty was engaged to marry Mis Erie Buscombe, eldest daughter of Mr. Frederick Buscombe. Miss Buscombe, accompanied by her mother, left last May for London, where the marriage was arranged to take place. Only a short time after their arrival, the young officer was ordered to the front, and he took part in the fighting around the Ypres salient at the beginning of last June, having in the meantime been transferred to the 7th Battalion. He obtained a short leave at the end of August and returned to England, where he was married on August 31. Five days later he rejoined his unit on the Somme front, and it was there that he received the wounds which proved fatal. By a remarkable coincidence he had been transferred to the 7th Battalion, and to the same company, No. 2, which was formerly commanded by his brother-in-law, Capt. F. Robert Buscombe, who met death at Givenchy in June, 1915.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 17067130, Lieutenant Arthur Taylor, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17067130; Birth:  unknown; Death: Sep. 22, 1916; Burial: Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France, Plot: II. A. 6.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLRN-5MY : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Lorne Allison Mackenzie, 28 Dec 1896; citing Culross, Bruce, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1906131.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM4K-C8Q : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Lorne Allison Mackenzie, 1896.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Mckenzie, Lorne Allison; Regimental Number: 2024915; 339455; Date of Birth: 28/12/1896; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6979 – 9; Item Number: 157177; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=157177

Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004, Ancestry.com; Name: Lorne Allison McKenzie; Spouse: Erie A Taylor; Marriage:  15 Jan 1920 – Whatcom; Other:  17 Jan 1920.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2W-9YW : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Lorne Allison Mckenzie, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 002266080.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGY-F57 : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Erie Adelaide Mckenzie, 17 Dec 1942; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13177, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953637.

“Mrs. A.E. McKenzie Claimed by Death,” Vancouver Province, December 18, 1942, page 11: “Mrs. Adelaide Erie McKenzie, wife of Lorne A. McKenzie, 3348 Radcliffe, West Vancouver, died Wednesday in North Vancouver General Hospital. Born in Hamilton, Ont., Mrs. McKenzie had lived here 48 of her 49 years. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Buscombe. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Donald McDonald, Caulfeild, and Mrs. Blake Wilson Jr. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m. in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, with Rev. J.P. Pringle officiating.”

Mrs. E.A. McKenzie, Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1942, page 13: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JvZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4304%2C4025475; “Funeral services for Mrs. E.A. McKenzie, 49, 8348 Radcliffe Avenue, West Bay, who died on Thursday, will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. by Rev. J.P Dingle in Center & Hanna’s chapel. Mrs. McKenzie was born in Hamilton, and lived in Vancouver 48 years. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Buscombe, mayor of Vancouver in 1905-06. Besides her husband, Lorn A. McKenzie, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Don McDonald, Caulfeild, and Mrs. Blake Wilson JR., Vancouver.”

Erie Adelaide McKenzie, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 18, 1942, page 21; Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1942, page 22: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JvZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=948%2C4071514; “McKenzie – On December 17, 1942, in hospital, Erie Adelaide, beloved wife of Lorne A. McKenzie and daughter of the later Frederick Buscombe. Survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Don McDonald of Caulfeild, and Mrs. Blake Wilson, Jr., city. Deceased resided at Radcliffe Ave., West Bay. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s chapel Saturday afternoon, Dec. 19, at 1 o’clock, Rev. J.P. Dingle officiating.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRG-FRV : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Lorne Allison Mckenzie, 19 Apr 1958; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13236, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033177.

Lorne Allison McKenzie, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 22, 1958, page 24: “McKenzie – Passed away April 19, 1958, Lorne Allison McKenzie of 1970 Haro St., in his 62nd year. Survived by 1 brother, William John, Vancouver; 2 sisters, Mrs. G. Eales, Vancouver; Mrs. John M. Woods, Australia. Private funeral Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Harold Edwards Ltd., 705 W. Broadway. Rev. T.D. Barnett officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB1-7XM : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Muriel Jean Eales, 06 Sep 1978; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13588, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051147.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5B-5X1 : accessed 15 Nov 2014), George Henry Eales, 06 Sep 1956; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13229, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033105.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-DTFW : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie A Mckenzie, 1921-1922; citing Ship Niagara, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-DTNF : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie A Mckenzie, 1921-1922; citing Ship NIagara, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9Z-DTV4 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie A Mckenzie, 1921-1922; citing Ship Niagara, NARA microfilm publication A3422, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGY-F57 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Erie Adelaide Mckenzie, 17 Dec 1942; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13177, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953637.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRG-FRV : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Lorne Allison Mckenzie, 19 Apr 1958; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13236, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033177.

Robert Frederick Edwin Buscombe (son of Frederick Buscombe)

Social and personal, Vancouver Province, January 27, 1911, page 5: “Mr. Bob Buscombe, who has been attending St. Andrew’s college in Toronto, is home for the holidays.”

Buscombe, Honour Roll, St. Andrews College Review, Midsummer 1915, page 11; http://www.archive.org/stream/msstandrewscollege15stan#page/11/mode/1up/search/buscombe.

Buscombe, Honour Roll, St Andrew’s College Review, Christmas 1917, page 74; http://www.archive.org/stream/chstandrewscollege17stan#page/74/mode/1up

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Buscombe, Robert Frederick Edwin; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 03/12/1892; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1331 – 23; Item Number:78854; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=78854.

In memory of Lieutenant Robert Frederick Edwin Buscombe, June 21, 1915, Canadian Virtual War Memorial, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/304932.

Photograph of 7th Battalion (1st B.C. Regiment), Vancouver Province, August 4, 1934, Sunday Magazine, page 2 [Includes photograph of officers, including Lieut. R.F.E. Buscombe, killed.”]

“Captain Buscombe Killed While Saying Lord’s Prayer: German Snipers Did Not Respect Party Paying Last Rites to Our Dead – Vancouver Officer Met Death at Dawn While Assisting at Burial of Comrade,” Vancouver Province, July 7, 1915, page 1.

“Chaplain Writes of Capt. Buscombe’s Gallant Death; Was About to Say “Amen” of Lord’s Prayer When Rifle Cracked. Captain McMillan and Captain Spencer Assisted at the Funeral. Capt. Buscombe Had Warned Companions to Be on Lookout for German Sniters. Bullet Went Through Heart, and Last Words Were Those of Prayer,” Vancouver Province, July 8, 1915, page 11.

Buscombe, Robert Frederick Edwin, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/304932/BUSCOMBE,%20ROBERT%20FREDERICK%20EDWIN

This Week in History: 1915 – “A German sniper kills a Vancouver mayor’s son,” by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, July 8, 2016, http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/this-week-in-history-1915-a-german-sniper-kills-a-vancouver-mayors-son [includes illustrations and references to Robert Buscombe]

Margaret Innes Buscombe (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1895-09-902926, Margaret Innes Buscombe, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=0065f0bb-c578-419f-b1e1-e4d6690c65a1; place of birth: Vancouver; date of birth: November 25, 1895.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-QH3 : accessed 15 Nov 2014), James Maxwell Kenneth Reid, 22 Dec 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114717.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK9-LDP : accessed 15 Nov 2014), James Maxwell Keneth Reid, Quesnelle, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MLYM : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Margaret Innes Buscombe in entry for Frederick Buscombe, 1911.

Wedding announcement, Vancouver Province, May 19, 1916, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Buscombe announce the engagement of their daughter, Erie Adelaide, to Lieut. Arthur Taylor, 62nd Battalion CEF, and the engagement of their daughter Margaret Innes, to Captain J. Maxwell Reid, 143rd Battalion CEF.”

Trinity College School: Old Boys at War, 1899-1902, 1914-1918, 1939-1945, Port Hope, Ontario, Old Boys’ Association, 1948, page 240, https://archive.org/stream/trinitycollegesc00trinuoft#page/240/mode/1up: “Reid, J.M.K., Captain, C. In M.C.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-8JJ : accessed 15 Nov 2014), James Maxwell Kenneth Reid and Margaret Innes Buscombe, 20 Jul 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983707.

“Woman Dies in Crash: Four Week-end Collisions: 3 Hurt, 2 Drivers Held,” Vancouver Sun, July 10, 1933, page 1.

“Woman Injured as Coupe Overturns: Miss Lila Ritchie’s Arm is Broken – James M. Reid Also Hurt,” Vancouver Province, July 8, 1933, page3.

“Victim of Crash Dies in Hospital: James Maxwell Reid Succumbs to Injuries Suffered Sunday,” Vancouver Province, July 12, 1933, page 18: “James Maxwell Reid, agerd 43, of 1232 The Crescent, died at eight o’clock this morning in General Hospital as the result of a fracture of the skull suffered in an automobile accident at Tenth and Yew at 7 a.m. Sunday. He had been in a semi-conscious condition since the accident. He was the son of the late Senator Reid of Cariboo. According to the police report, the auto which Reid was driving was in collision with one driven by A.E. Stephens, 958 Bute street. He was thrown to the pavement by the force of the impact. The deceased was well known in social and military circles in Vancovuer. He was an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders before the war, and went overseas in 1914 with the 1st contingent from Valcartier. He served in France with the 16th Battalion. Canadian Scottish, and was awarded the Military Cross. He was born at Quesnel and was educated at the University of Toronto and Port Hope. He is survived by a son, James Robert Reid, at home. Private funeral services will be held at the residence on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. C.c. Owen will officiate and burial will take place in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Nunn & Thomson, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.”

“Dies of Injuries,” Vancouver Sun, July 12, 1933, page 12 [includes photograph of Capt. James M. (Max) Reid].

James Maxwell Reid, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 12, 1933, page 13; Vancouver Province, July 13, 1933, page 13; Vancouver Sun, July 12, 1933, page 16; Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1933, page 14; Vancouver Sun, July 14, 1933, page 16: “Reid – Passed away July 12, 1933, Captain James Maxwell Reid., 1232 The Crescent, in his 44th year. He was a son of the late Senator James Reid of Quesnel, B.c., and is survived by one son, James Robert Maxwell, at home. Private funeral service Friday morning, July 14, at 11 o’clock from the family residence, Major Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. Interment in family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. No flowers by request. Nunn & Thomson, funeral directors.”

“Capt. J.M. Reid is Laid at Rest: Military Funeral Held for Son of Late Senator James Reid,” Vancouver Province, July 15, 1933, page 4.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Stephens, Alfred Edgar; Rank: LCP; Regimental Number: 3213880; Date of Birth: 08/05/1885; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9271 – 28; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=249953

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD4-G3Q : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Alfred Edgar Stephens and Sarah Barker, 08 Nov 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13759, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074555.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYC-WR5 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Alfred Edger Stephens, 29 Oct 1969; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13299, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034110.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGMM-7CJ : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Sarah Jane Stephens, 08 Oct 1984; citing Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13642, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073300.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYD-XZB : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Robert Maxwell Frederick Reid, 25 Feb 1943; citing Overseas, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B14426, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2231496.

“Marriage Announced,” Vancouver Province, July 2, 1927, page 8: “The marriage is announced today of Mr. John A. McDonald and Mrs. Margaret Innes Reid. The service took place at Ryerson Church on June 30.”

“Wedding is Announced,” Vancouver Sun, July 2, 1927, page 13: “A marriage announcement of great interest is made today, being that of Mrs. Margaret Innes Reid and Mr. John McDonald, whose wedding took place on Thursday, June 30, at Ryerson Church.”

J.A. & C.H. McDonald Co., http://www3.telus.net/jenni_gehlbach/quarries.html.

Caulfeild, McDonald House, http://archives.westvancouver.ca/destinationstimewalk/routes/caulfeild/sites/cau_mcdonaldHouse.html [Includes photographs of the house.]

McDonald House, 4719 Pilot House Road, 1932, West Vancouver Heritage Inventory, 1988, updated 2003, page 53, http://archives.westvancouver.ca/PDFs/0999.0069.DWV.pdf: “The rustic ambiance of this building is reflected in its terraced rock walls and mature foundation plantings. It is a very good example of an eclectic vernacular residence, employing split log and stucco cladding. This prominent home was built for Margaret Innis McDonald and John A McDonald, known as the president of J.A. and C. H. McDonald Stonecutters, who developed the Haddington Island stone quarries. McDonald was later the manager of Steelweld Limited.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL52-J5S : accessed 15 Nov 2014), John Alexander Mcdonald, 04 Feb 1954; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13219, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032965.

“Executive’s Last Rites,” Vancouver Province, February 6, 1954, page 2: “Funeral will be held in Christ Church Cathedral Monday at 1:30 p.m. for John Alexander (Don) McDonald, president of J.A. & C.H. McDonald, who died Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Innis, at home,, 4719 Piolot House road, Caulfeild; a daughter, Mrs. W.K. Cowan, and his mother, Mrs. W.S. McDonald. Rev. F.A. Ramsey will conduct the services, with burial in the Masonic Section of Mountain. Center & Hanna is in charge of arrangements.”

John Alexander (Don) McDonald, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 6, 1954, page 32; Vancouver Sun, February 6, 1954, page 32: “McDonald – John Alexander (Don), on Feb. 4, 1954. Survived by his wife, Margaret Innes; 1 daughter, Mrs. W.K. Cowan, and his mother, Mrs. W.S. McDonald. Funeral service Monday, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Church Cathedral, the Rev. F.A. Ramsey officiating. Interment in the Masonic Section, Mt. View Cemetery. Center & Hanna Funeral Directors.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYD-XZB : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Robert Maxwell Frederick Reid, 25 Feb 1943; citing Overseas, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B14426, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2231496.

In memory of Pilot Officer Robert Maxwell Frederick Reid, February 25, 1943; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2940068.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Reid, Robert James Maxwell, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940068/REID,%20ROBERT%20JAMES%20MAXWELL.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 15261922, Pilot Officer Robert James Maxwell Reid, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15261922; Birth: unknown; Death: Feb. 25, 1943; Burial: Runnymede Memorial, Englefield Green, Runnymede Borough, Surrey, England; Plot: Panel 177.

 

Lydia May Buscombe (possible daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

Note: there is no British Columbia birth registration for her, which is similar to the case for other Buscombe children born in British Columbia. Margaret Innes Buscombe and Lydia Barnet Buscombe did not get their births registered until the 1940s.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2X-8MX : accessed 17 Nov 2014), Lydia May Buscombe, 18 Jan 1897; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13092, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927120. [Doctor David Henry Wilson was the doctor for many Buscombe family members, and he was the physician who signed this death certificate as well. Although this is not definitive, it does support the conclusion that this was Frederick Buscombe’s daughter.]

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 26305198, Lydia M. Buscombe, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26305198; Birth: unknown; Death: Jan. 18, 1897; Birth: unknown; Death: Jan. 18, 1897; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: OLD/3/03/015/0001.

 

Lydia Barnet Buscombe (known as “Barnie” or “Barney”) (daughter of Frederick Buscombe)

Society, Vancouver Sun, January 9, 1919, page 4: “Mr. Herald [sic] Buscombe and Miss Barney Buscombe are leaving today for the east, where they will attend school.”

“Social and Personal and Club News,” Vancouver Province, November 8, 1924, page 11: “Luncheon Party: Miss Barnie Buscombe and Misses Mary and Julie Cameron were the guests of honor at a luncheon given on Friday by Miss Ena Short. Other guests were Miss Joan Sanderson, Miss Frances Gatewood, Miss Marion Cameron and Miss Nina de Pencier.”

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-09-760221, Blake Manning Wilson; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=39540cd0-e9fc-4c07-972c-35db914b0138; place of birth: Nelson; date of birth: August 10, 1902.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-09-903552; Lydia Barnet Buscombe, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=05ea25a3-d5e5-40b5-8a19-07db72a94eb1; place of birth: Vancouver; date of birth: October 28, 1902.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8L-CJS : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Blake Manning Wilson and Lydia Barnet Buscombe, 10 May 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074504.

“Beautiful Setting for Nuptials at High Noon: Artistic Wedding Ceremony Takes Place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Today of Miss Barnie Buscombe and Mr. Blake Wilson, Son and Daughter of Pioneer Families of this City,” Vancouver Province, May 10, 1926, page 8 [Includes photograph of Mrs. Blake Wilson Jr. and bridal attendants].

“Lovely Wedding Is Solemnized at Noon Today in St. Paul’s; Reception Held at ‘Fairacres,’” Vancouver Sun, May 10, 1926, page 6.

Patronesses for the Theatrical Ball, Vancouver Sun, November 14, 1931, section 2, page 15. [Includes photograph of Mrs. Blake Manning Wilson.][http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z6tlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5ogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1242%2C1599644; link leads to previous page]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGF-1X2 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), William John Blake Wilson, 22 Jun 1934; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13150, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952856.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SXR9 : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Blake M Wilson in entry for W J Wilson, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKR-C7D : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Blake Manning Wilson, 24 Nov 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13192, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032424.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1N-1JN : accessed 16 Nov 2014), Barnet Lydia Wilson, 30 Oct 1983; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13634, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073151.

Harold Buscombe

Vancouver Daily World, August 21, 1901, page 8: “The young son of Fred Buscombe decided yesterday to take in the sights of the city. His departure from home was not noticed and it was over an hour after he had left that a search was instituted, Mr. Buscombe having left his business to asst. The small boy, who is about three year [sic] of age was found at the park landing stage, as happy as possible.”

“Harold Buscombe Dead at Aberdeen: Son of Former Mayor of Vancouver Victim of Gunshot Wound,” Vancouver Province, October 13, 1921, page 1: “The death is announced of Harold Buscombe, son of Mr. Fred Buscombe, a former mayor and one of the pioneer business men of Vancouver. Harold was 23 years of age. He died as the result of a gunshot wound and details have not been received from Aberdeen, Wash, where he has been working during the past few weeks for a lumber company. His under, Mr. Geo. Buscombe, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Lorne McKenzie, have gone to Aberdeen to bring home the young man’s remains. Harold was a native of Vancouver. His elder brother, Lieut. “Bob” Buscombe, was killed early in the war. Harold was a popular young man, an active member of both the Vancouver Rowing and Vancouver Yacht clubs. He had passed his course in the Royal Military College and was a member of the Royal Flying Corps and preparing to go overseas at the time of the armistice. There are two sisters besides Mrs. McKenzie – Mrs. Max Reid of Vancouver and Miss Barney Buscombe. The latter has been in England attending school and is now on her way home with her father. They are due to arrive at New Orleans on Oct. 23. The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.”

“Harold Buscombe Dies of Gunshot Wound in Camp.” Vancouver Sun, October 14, 1921, page 2 [similar to Vancouver Province story, above.]

“Youth [Victim] of Shooting,” Vancouver Daily World, October 13, 1921, page 1, [similar to Vancouver Province story, above.]

Prince George Citizen, October 14, 1921, page 1; http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1921-10-14-01: “Shooting Accident: Vancouver, Oct. 14 – Harold Buscombe, age 22, the son of ex-Mayor Fred Buscombe of Vancouver, is dead at Aberdeen, Washington, as a result of a shooting accident.”

“Inquest Held Needless: Death of Harold Buscombe Clearly Shows Suicide: Request of father for Investigation Will Not be Considered,” The Morning Oregonian, October 14, 1921, page 7: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025138/1921-10-14/ed-1/seq-7/#date1=1846&index=0&rows=20&words=Buscombe&searchType=advanced&sequence=0&proxdistance=5&date2=1973&ortext=buscombe&proxtext=&phrasetext=&andtext=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1:; http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025138/1921-10-14/ed-1/seq-7/ocr.txt: “Aberdeen, Wash., Oct. 13. (Special.) Despite the request of his father, said to be an ex-mayor of Vancouver. B. C, no inquest will be held in connection with the death of Harold Buscombe, 22-year-old employe of the Grays Harbor Commercial company, who was found dead in his room at the best rooming house in Cosmopolls about 7:30 o’clock last night. A telegram was received this morning from Frederick Buscombe stating that he would arrive here tonight and asking that an Inquest be arranged for tomorrow morning. Officials here, however, consider that the evidence of suicide is so conclusive that the father will not ask for an inquest when he learns the details. The young man was last seen about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon by the owner of the lodging house and she said that he seemed normal. The body was found In the evening and it is believed that he had been dead three or four hours. Evidently he shot himself with a small revolver which was found at his side. No motive for the deed has been assigned, but authorities say they are certain Buscombe was not a drug addict.”

 

Robert Burns Skinner (son of James Aitcheson Skinner)

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4QQ-JG7 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B Skinner in household of Jas A Skinner, West Oxford, South Oxford, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 72, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9911, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4396330.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMVN-738 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B Skinner and Catharine Ida Gillies, 02 Mar 1887; citing registration 013281, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1870219.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWLS-QN7 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B Skinner, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Sh to Sl; http://bc.canadagenweb.org/vote1898/votesh.htm; Skinner, Robert Burns, Hotel Vancouver, Merchant, Van.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-DYD : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robt B Skinner in household of Geo Fletcher, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 22, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2FJ-BFJ : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B Skinner in entry for James Alex Skinner, 25 Oct 1891; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 25 Oct 1891, reference cn 902517; FHL microfilm 1887236.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMZL-W99 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B Skinner in entry for James Alex Skinner, 1891.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMWV-S81 : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B. Skinner in entry for Marguerite Isabel Skinner, 1890.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLY2-9QM : accessed 12 Nov 2014), Robert B. Skinner in entry for Marguerite Isabel Skinner, 01 Mar 1890; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1846440.

York and Pilling (Business in Mission, British Columbia)

According to Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 126, the members of the firm of York & Pilling were butchers, who had a business on Home Avenue in Mission. Andrew N. York also lived on “Home Avenue.” The real name of the street appears to be “Horne Avenue” after James Welton Horne, a developer who spent time in Mission and Vancouver: James Welton Horne, Wikipedia article; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Welton_Horne. William C.A. Pilling (1854-1896) was a bookkeeper who lived on “Elgante terrace.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8X-BMQ : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Andrew N York and Ella Jane Helmer, 09 Oct 1893; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983975.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-334 : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Andrew York, B, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9P-1NHJ : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Andrew York, 1911.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8L-HTX : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Wilfred Andrew Russel York and Helena Elizabeth Mackenzie, 25 Mar 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074504.

“England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDD-X35T : accessed 15 Nov 2014), William Charles Armistead Pilling, 23 Feb 1854; citing Christening, St Mary’s and All Saints, Whalley, Lancashire, England, volume , Lancashire Record Office, Lancashire; FHL microfilm 001471099.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N2QS-R6X : accessed 15 Nov 2014), William Charles Armistead Pilling, 23 Feb 1854; citing WHALLEY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1068756.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFT8-W8W : accessed 15 Nov 2014), William C A Pilling in household of William Pilling, Arnesby, Arnesby, Leicestershire, England; from “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : DC Thomson, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 90, p. 1; Lutterworth registration district, Lutterworth subdistrict, ED 1, household 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 839266.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV6M-5VQ : accessed 15 Nov 2014), William C.A. Pilling, North Western Extension – Winnioegosis, Manitoba Extension, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 47; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK7-4GX : accessed 15 Nov 2014), William Pilling, Fairford, Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKC-FQX : accessed 15 Nov 2014), William Pilling, Whitehead, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL6-F35 : accessed 15 Nov 2014), W C A Pilling, 23 Aug 1896; citing Sapperton, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13088, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927116.

Adam Lothian Russell (finder of Frederick Buscombe’s stolen silverware in 1910)

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYTY-5LZ : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Adam Lothian Russell, 27 Mar 1860; citing BONHILL,DUNBARTON,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-14D : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Adam Lothian Russell and Rosamond Bickford, 01 Oct 1898; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983529.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKJ-W6J : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Adam Lothian Russell, 23 Oct 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13121, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927298.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2G-HNR : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Rosamond Russell, 29 Aug 1941; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13172, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953632.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR6-RC7 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Sheila Laura Henrietta Russell, 06 Apr 1956; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13227, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033103.

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