Bye, Joseph William (1862-1936)

Joseph William Bye was a building contractor. He lived at 1940 Beach Avenue from 1906 to 1910.

He was born on December 19, 1862 (or 1863), in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were both born in Massachusetts; his father may also have been called Joseph Bye. About 1888, he married Evelyn Bertram (sometimes spelled as Bedean). She was born in England on June 6, 1867 (although some sources give her birth year as 1862).

By 1895, the family was living in Washington State. In 1900, they were in Spokane, Washington. Joseph was a contractor.

By November 1905, Joseph (and probably his family) had arrived in Vancouver. They lived at 1940 Beach Avenue from 1906 to 1910. Afterwards, the family lived in a series of residences in the West End:

1911 1768 Barclay Street.
1913 and 1914 No. 3, 1398 Georgia Street (Majestic Apartment House)
1915 1672 Beach Avenue (names listing: streets listing shows Willie Dalton at 1672 Beach Avenue)
1916 No. 3, 1398 Georgia Street
1917 and 1918 1352 Bidwell Street
1919 to 1921 No. 37 in Englesea Lodge, 2046 Beach Avenue
1922 to early 1930s 958 Broughton Street

 

Evelyn died in Vancouver on June 24, 1924.

Joseph died in Vancouver on November 24, 1936.

 

Joseph and Evelyn had the following children.

 

Grace Evelyn Bye

Grace Evelyn Bye was born in Washington State on January 25, 1895. On August 21, 1915, in Berkeley, California, she married Harry Shields Robinson, who was a civil engineer. He was born on January 26, 1887 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents were William and Emma Robinson.

In 1917, Harry was working for the Ferro Concrete Constructions Company in Cincinnati. By 1940, he was still in Cincinnati, working as a sales promoter for a machine tool company. In 1942, he was working for the Cincinnati Shaper Company.

Harry died in Cincinnati on March 28, 1964.

Grace died in Cincinnati on June 5, 1986. She was buried in Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Churchyard in Cincinnati.

 

Josephine Bye

Josephine Bye was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1902 or 1903. On April 30, 1927, in Vancouver, she married George Cyril Hodge. He was born on October 21, 1900, in Nelson, British Columbia. His father was George Cadenhead Hodge(1870-1942); his mother was Charlotte Cudlip (1871-1946). [The Hodge family lived at 1012 Denman Street in 1910 and 1911.]

George was the chief clerk for the British Columbia Fire Underwriters’ Association, and he continued to work in the insurance business for the rest of his career. In 1937 he was briefly appointed as a provincial election commissioner.

George died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 31, 1976. Josephine was still living at that time.

At this time, no further information is available for Josephine.

 

 

Sources

 

Joseph William Bye

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMPY-Q2N : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Joseph Bye Jr., Burton and Blake Precincts Spokane city Ward 2, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 268, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241751.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QS1-5TM : accessed 22 Sep 2014), J W Bye, 1905.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-ML2F : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Joseph Bye, 1911.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 12, family 116, lines 23-26, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63703&highlight=23&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Joseph+Bye

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLP-Z2H : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Joseph William Bye, 24 Nov 1936; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13158, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953022.

Joseph William Bye, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 25, 1936, page 17; Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1936, page 15: “Bye – Passed away at his residence, 957 Broughton street, on November 24, 1936, Joseph William Bye, in his seventy-fifth year. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Shields Robinson of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. G. Cyril Hodge of Vancouver, and three grandsons. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s chapel on Thursday morning, November 26, at 11 o’clock, Rev. Canon Harold G. King officiating. Cremation. Please omit flowers.”

 

Evelyn Bertram (Bedean) (wife of Joseph William Bye)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG3-M4M : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Evelyn Bye, 24 Jun 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13124, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927301.

“Death C[l]aims Mrs. Evelyn Bye,” Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1924, page 15: “Mrs. Evely Bye, wife of J.W. Bye, died yesterday at her home, 758 [sic] Broughton Street, after a long illness. Mrs. Bye is survived by her husband and two daughters: Mrs.. Harry Robinson of Cincinatti, Ohio, who has been in the city for some time past, and Miss Josephine, living at home. The funeral will take place at 2:15 o’clock Thursday afternoon from St. Paul’s Church, preceded by a private service at the residence.”

 

Grace Evelyn Bye (daughter of Joseph William Bye)

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM8L-59Q : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry Robinson in household of William I Robinson, Delhi Township, West Precinct Delhi village, Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 101, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241282.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLF3-F2T : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry S Robinson in household of Mrs. Emma Robinson, Delhi, Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 229, sheet 11B, family 211, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375206.

Vancouver Daily World, August 30, 1915, Page 5; “WEDDINGS: A marriage of Interest to a great many friends in Vancouver was celebrated at St. John’s church, Berkeley, Cal., at noon on Saturday, Aug. 21, when Grace Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. Joseph W. Bye. 700 Broughton street, was married to Mr. Harry Shields Robinson. Rev. Mr. Eldridge performed the ceremony. Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Maitland Mills, on Lewiston avenue, where a dainty luncheon was served. After spending a few days at the exposition at San Francisco, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson will leave for their new home In Wonder, Nevada. Both Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are well known in this city. Mr. Robinson resided here for some time, while the bride has made her home in this city, and has always been very popular with a wide circle of friends.”

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6F7-NJM : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry Shields Robinson, 1917-1918.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4W3-1Q3 : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry S Robinson, Cincinnati (Districts 251-291), Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0279, sheet 6A, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1816.

Palm Beach Daily News – Feb 16, 1940, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9botAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hosFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4768%2C6124620: “Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shields Robinson of Cincinnati arrived yesterday afternoon to visit Mr. and Mrs. Irving W. Pettengill at their Clarke Avenue residence.”

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWPK-4YN : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry S Robinson, Ward 15, Cincinnati City, Cincinnati City, Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 91-258, sheet 5A, family 98, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3196.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X58W-622 : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry Shields Robinson, 1942.

“Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKLD-3CM : accessed 21 Sep 2014), Harry S Robinson, 28 Mar 1964; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” index, Ancestry.com; citing vol. 17613, certificate number 19765, multiple archives.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRNV-765 : accessed 22 Sep 2014), Grace Robinson, Jun 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 103229507, Grace Bye Robinson, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103229507; Birth: Jan. 25, 1895; Death: Jun. 5, 1986; Burial: Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Churchyard, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.

Harry Shields Robinson II ’42; Princeton Alumni Weekly, https://paw.princeton.edu/memorials/73/91/index.xml: HARRY DIED Mar. 30,1990, at his home in Cincinnati, Oh. He had suffered from cancer for two and a half years.

Harry joined the Class of 1942 from the Hill School, graduating with honors in economics. He was a member of Cottage Club. Following commencement he spent four years with the Army Air Force serving in India, Egypt, and North Africa, rising to the rank of captain.

Following the war, he started in advertising in Cincinnati working on the U.S. Shoe account. In 1952 he moved to U.S. Shoe where he spent 35 years, as advertising manager, president of the Red Cross Shoe Division, and retiring in 1987 as a group V.P. He made several major contributions to U.S. Shoe, most prominently the development of a new, highly successful shoe line called “Easy Spirit” Harry’s credo: “it’s amazing how much can be accomplished when you don’t worry about who gets the credit” was the key to his business success. His children knew him as a very loving man. Everyone who knew him came quickly to love and respect him as a man of great character and high values.

Harry was a past president of the Speech and Hearing Center of Cincinnati and is survived by his son, Harry III ’69, two daughters, Judith and Elizabeth, seven grandchildren and a brother, Richard ’51. To his entire family the Class expresses its most sincere sympathies for their loss, The Class of 1942.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 103229507, Harry Shields Robinson, II, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103229508; Birth: Jul. 19, 1920; Death: Mar. 30, 1990; Burial: Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Churchyard, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.

 

Josephine Bye (daughter of Joseph William Bye)

The Miner, Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, August 29, 1896, page 1, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/miner/item/2503#1!hodge; Marriages: Aug. 25th, in the Church of England Mission Room, Nelson, by the Rev. H. Irwin, George Cadenhead Hodge of Nelson, B.C., to Charlotte Cudlip of New Westminster.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ho to Hz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteho.htm; Hodge, George Cadenhead, Nelson, Telephone supt., KWN

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 39; family 390, lines 1 -4; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63730&highlight=3&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Cyril+Hodge.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8T-B1C : accessed 21 Sep 2014), George Cyril Hodge and Josephine Bye, 30 Apr 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074506.

British Columbia Order in Council 1211/1937, October 15, 1937, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/1211_1937; appointment of George Cyril Hodge of 958 Broughton Street as provincial election commissioner, without salary, for Vancouver Centre Electoral District.

British Columbia Order in Council 1327/1937, November 5, 1937, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/1327_1937; rescission of appointment of George Cyril Hodge of 958 Broughton Street as provincial election commissioner for Vancouver Centre Electoral District.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB1-S38 : accessed 21 Sep 2014), George Cyril Hodge, 31 Aug 1978; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13588, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051147.

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