Butler, John Charles (1860-1935)

John Charles Butler was a painter, decorator, and building contractor. He lived at 1040 Denman Street from 1915 to 1919.

He was born on November 13, 1860, in Norwich, Norfolk, England. His parents were Charles Butler and Eliza Osborn.

In 1889, in North Witchford, Cambridgeshire, he married Emily Squires. She was born in North Witchford, near Chatteris, Campbridgeshire, on May 31, 1867. Her parents were possibly James and Jane Squires.

By 1891, John and Emily were living in Tottenham district in Middlesex, England.

According to some sources, the family arrived in Canada Vancouver about 1909 or 1910. John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913; he was living at 280 East 16th Avenue, and was working as a contractor.

From 1915 to 1920, he was at 1040 Denman Street. By 1921, he had moved to 1148 Odlum Drive, where he lived until 1926. In 1927, he moved to 1765 Duchess Avenue in West Vancouver.

John died in Vancouver on January 19, 1935. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in North Vancouver.

Emily died in West Vancouver on February 22, 1963.

 

John and Emily had the following children.

 

Constance Emily Butler

Constance Emily Butler was born in London, England on June 10, 1890. She was a superintendant of music with the Vancouver public school system. Later she became a school teacher at Aberdeen School, which was at 901 Burrard Street (at the northwest corner of the intersection of Burrard Street and Barclay Street).

Aberdeen School, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver – 1912 – plate 11 – District Lot 185 – Block 6 – Lots 15 to 18; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e428/e010689052-v8.jpg

Aberdeen School, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver – 1912 – plate 11 – District Lot 185 – Block 6 – Lots 15 to 18; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e428/e010689052-v8.jpg

Aberdeen School exterior, VPL Accession Number: 10004_col, undated; probably early 1900s

Aberdeen School exterior, VPL Accession Number: 10004_col, undated; probably early 1900s

 

Detail from Vancouver City Archives - Sch N12 - [Group portrait of students and teachers outside] Aberdeen School – 1923 or 1924; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-students-and-teachers-outside-aberdeen-school.

Detail from Vancouver City Archives – Sch N12 – [Group portrait of students and teachers outside] Aberdeen School – 1923 or 1924; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-students-and-teachers-outside-aberdeen-school.

On June 24, 1920, in Vancouver, Constance married Sidney Edward Dean. He was born in London, England on August 19, 1889. His father was Edward Wardner Dean (1864-1956), who was a manufacturer’s agent. Sidney’s mother was Katherine Salmon (1864-1943). Sidney had been drafted as a gunner in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Constance died in Vancouver on February 9, 1966.

Sidney died in Vancouver on March 22, 1978.

 

Winifred Maud Butler

Winifred Maud Butler was born in London, England, on October 8, 1891. She worked as a stenographer for the law firm of Lucas and Lucas.

On December 2, 1916, in Vancouver, she married Richard Howieson, who was a stenographer. He was born in Biggar, Elsrickle, Lanarkshire, Scotland on June 9, 1884. His parents were Robert Howieson and Helen Dargie (sometimes spelled “Dargis”).

Robert enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He later became the chief clerk for Canadian Pacific Express.

Robert died in Vancouver on December 10, 1959.

Winifred died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 26, 1961.

 

Sources

John Charles Butler

Vancouver directories

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DSL-SV1 : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Charles Butler, 1854.

Free BMD Marriages, September quarter 1854, North Witchford district, volume 3b, page 866, Charles Butler and Eliza Osborn; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=22045257&d=bmd_1407157232; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=22089574&d=bmd_1407157232.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NCR-4TK : accessed 08 Sep 2014), John Charles Butler, 1860.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DXV-8TF : accessed 08 Sep 2014), John Charles Butler, 1889.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q6G4-W6Z : accessed 08 Sep 2014), John C Butler, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2D-R8S : accessed 08 Sep 2014), John Charles Butler, 19 Jan 1935; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13152, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952858.

John Charles Butler, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 22, 1935, page 9: “Butler – The funeral of the late John Charles Butler, who passed away, Jan. 19, 1935, at his residence, 1765 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver, will be held on Friday, Jan. 25th, at 3 p.m. from the United Church, West Vancouver. Rev. Hillis Wright officiating. Interment in Capilano View Cemetery. Harron Bros. & Williamson, 122 W. 6th St., North Vancouver, funeral directors.”

John Charles Butler, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 21, 1935, page 9; Vancouver Province, January 22, 1935, page 9: “Butler – Passed away January 19, 1935, at his residence, 1765 Duchess avenue, West Vancouver, John Charles Butler, retired decorator, aged 74. Deceased was born in Norwich, Eng., and had resided in West Vancouver eight years, following sixteen years’ residence in Vancouver. Mourning his passing are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Dean and Mrs. R. Howieson, here and three sisters and one brother in England. Rev. Hillis Wright will conduct funeral service today at 3 o’clock in Harron Bros. & Williamson’ funeral parlors, West Sixth street, North Vancouver. Interment, Capilano View Cemetery.”

 

Emily Squires (wife of John Charles Butler)

North Witchford Rural District, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Witchford_Rural_District

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X3G-4QD : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Emily Squires, 1867.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3JF-JML : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Emily Squires in household of James Squires, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q6G4-63Z : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Emily Butler, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLT3-V8F : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Emily Butler, 22 Feb 1963; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13260, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033502.

Emily Butler, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 23, 1963, page 20; Vancouver Sun, February 23, 1963, page 24: “Butler – On February 22, 1963, Emily Butler, aged 95 years, late of West Vancouver. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. S.E. Dean, Vancouver; 2 grandsons, R.D. Howieson, North Vancouver, Alan Dean, West Vancouver. Six great-grandchildren. Funeral service Tuesday, February 26, at 1:30 p.m. form the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Reverend T.T. Oliver officiating. Cremation.”

 

Constance Emily Butler (daughter of John Charles Butler)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q6G4-VPZ : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Constance E Butler, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDC-PZ7H : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean, 29 Sep 1864; Christening, citing St. Mary’s, Wareham, Dorset, England, Record Office, Dorchester; FHL microfilm 002427585.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XMZ-T92 : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean, 1864.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X32Z-DZW : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean in household of Francis G Curgon, St Matthew Friday Street, Middlesex, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DDT-9JY : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean, 1888.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJN7-KZ1B : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean, 1896.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJNM-48RK : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean, 1900.

British Columbia Order in Council 0286/1929, February 26, 1929, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0286_1929, appointment of Edward Wardner Dean, 1380 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, as provincial elections commissioner.

British Columbia Order in Council, 0573/1934, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0573_1934, appointment of Edward Wardner Dean, 1380 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, Centre as provincial elections commissioner.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR6-2QJ : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Edward Wardner Dean, 21 Mar 1956; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13227, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033103.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLV5-TZW : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Katherine Dean, 18 Apr 1943; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13179, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953639.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SPP7 : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Sydney E Dean in entry for Edward W Dean, 1911.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Dean, Sidney Edward; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number: 2557378; Date of Birth: 19/08/1888; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2394 – 10; Item Number:350254; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=350254.

Society, Vancouver Province, November 20, 1916, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Butler, 1040 Denman street, announce the engagement of their younger daughter, Winifred Maud, to Mr. Richard Howieson. The marriage will take place on Saturday, December 2, at their residence. Mr. Howieson will leave shortly with the overseas forces.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD7-3NT : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Sidney Edward Dean and Constance Emily Butler, 24 Jun 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032873.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBB-SM9 : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Sydney Edward Dean, 22 Mar 1976; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13350, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050532.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTR-55C : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Constance Emily Dean, 09 Feb 1966; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13276, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033800.

 

Winifred Maud Butler (daughter of John Charles Butler)

Helen Dargie, birthdate about 1863; birthplace: Carstairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland; daughter of William Dargie and Marion Donald; wife of Robert Howison [sic]; http://www.geni.com/people/Helen-Dargie/6000000003635683149.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-Q5S : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Richard Howieson and Winnifred Maud Butler, 02 Dec 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983707.

Society, Vancouver Province, December 4, 1916, page 18: “A wedding was quietly solemnized on Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Butler, 1040 Denman street, when their younger daughter, Winifred Maude, was united in marriage to Mr. Richard Howieson of Vancouver, formerly of Glasgow, Scotland. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Fraser in the presence of a company of relatives and friends. . . . The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white satin and Georgette crepe, trimmed with shadow lace, and wore a short bridal veil caught with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. She was attended by her sister, Miss Constance Butler, who wore a pretty gown of grey satin and pink Georgette crepe and carried a bouquet of pink chrysanthemums. Little miss Barbara Mandell, who wore a dainty embroidered frock of white and carried a basket of pink and white chrysanthemums, made a pretty little flower girl. Mr. Percy Feast, cousin of the bride, acted as groomsman. The “Bridal Chorus” from “Lohengrin” was played by Mr. Harold Hicks and during the signing of the register Miss Margaret Le Messurier sang “Because.” After the ceremony a reception was held and later Mr. and Mrs. Howieson left on a trip to Seattle, the bride going away in a smart black velvet suit with a white hat and fox furs. The young couple were the recipients of a number of beautiful gifts. Mr. Howieson will leave shortly for service overseas.”

Society, Vancouver Sun, December 5, 1916, page 3: announces wedding of Winifred Maude Butler, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Butler of 1040 Denman street, to Richard Howieson of Vancouver. Mr. Howeison will leave shortly for service overseas.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Howieson, Richard; Regimental Number: 200158; Date of Birth: 09/06/1884; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4560 – 11; Item Number: 474701; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=474701.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL55-WPL : accessed 08 Sep 2014), Richard Howieson, 10 Dec 1959; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13244, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033301.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR2-JZS : accessed 08 Sep 2014), John Charles Butler in household of Winifred Maud Howieson, 26 Apr 1961; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13251, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033372.

 

William Howieson (probably brother of Robert Howieson)

William Howieson; Canadian Great War Project, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=118903.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Howieson, William; Regimental Number: 3205509; Date of Birth: 27/04/1888; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4560 – 12; Item Number: 474702; https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=474702

 

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