Campbell, Thomas (1883-1968)

Thomas Campbell was a civil engineer and later a clerk and “computer” with the Dominion Assay Office in Vancouver. He lived at 1850 Alberni Street in 1917.

He was born on February 9, 1883, in Ayr, Scotland. His parents were John Campbell and Jane Hannah.

He arrived in Canada about 1907. On June 16, 1910, in Vancouver, he married Agnes Smith. She was born in Scotland on June 16, 1884. Her parents were Robert Smith and Agnes Breckenridge.

By 1911, the Campbell family was living at 1820 West Seventh Avenue in Vancouver. Thomas was working for Ormond Higman (1879-1918) and William Alexander Doctor (1876-1949), who were engineers and architects.

By 1916, the Campbells were living in West Vancouver. Thomas was a clerk in the Dominion of Canada Assay Office.

Bu P59 - [Exterior of Dominion of Canada Assay Office at 501 Granville Street]; June 29, 1924 (Creation), http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-dominion-of-canada-assay-office-at-501-granville-street [Former Post Office building at the corner of Granville Street and Pender Street.]

Bu P59 – [Exterior of Dominion of Canada Assay Office at 501 Granville Street]; June 29, 1924 (Creation), http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-dominion-of-canada-assay-office-at-501-granville-street [Former Post Office building at the corner of Granville Street and Pender Street.]

In 1917, the Campbells were at 1850 Alberni Street.

In 1918 and 1919, they were back in West Vancouver.

In December 1920, the family were moving to their new home on Forty-Sixth Avenue: “Mr. Thomas Campbell and family have moved to their new home, purchased from Mr. Luxton on Forty – Sixth Avenue, near Central Park. Mr. Campbell is engaged at the assay offices, Vancouver.” [Vancouver World, December 7, 1920, page 9] The 1921 directory said that the house number was 2956; the 1921 Canada census said that the number was 2968.

Thomas and Agnes continued to live in Vancouver for another 45 years.

Agnes died in Vancouver on July 24, 1967.

Thomas died in Vancouver on March 15, 1968.

 

It appears that Thomas and Agnes had the following children:

John D. Campbell

John D. [possibly Douglas] Campbell was born in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver, in March 1911.

 

Kenneth Campbell

Kenneth [possibly Thomas Kenneth] Campbell was born in British Columbia about 1913. He was married to Pauline and was a general manager for Woodward Stores in Edmonton in 1953. He later became executive vice-president of Woodward’s.  He was living in Edmonton in 1968 and probably in 1976.

 

Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell was born in British Columbia about 1915.

 

Agnes Campbell

Agness Campbell was married to Mr. Prokasch and was living at 5423 Cambie Street in Vancouver in 1967.

 

 

Sources

 

Thomas Campbell

“Scotland Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSNC-BRC : accessed 8 December 2014), Thomas Campbell, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” index and images, findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk : DC Thomson, 2012.); GRO6/275, p. 36, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 220,208.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZF-RHW : accessed 8 December 2014), Thomas Campbell and Agnes Smith, 16 Jun 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 44 Vancouver City, page 3, family 349, lines 21-23; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62742&highlight=21&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thomas+Campbell

1921 Canada census, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 6.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBJ-SFN : accessed 8 December 2014), Agnes Campbell, 24 Jul 1967; citing White Rock City, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13284, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,928

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLY6-F7X : accessed 8 December 2014), Thomas Campbell, 15 Mar 1968; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13288, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,941.

(T.K “Ken” Campbell) The Woodwards: A Family Story of Ventures and Traditions, by Douglas Harker, Vancouver, Mitchell Press Ltd., 1976, pages 262-274.

 

 

Higman and Doctor (architects)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SVV8 : accessed 8 December 2014), Ormand Higman, 1911.; 1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia / Vancouver / 68 Point Grey / page 17, family 203, lines 29-34, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63424&highlight=29&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ormand+Higman

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK1-2L6 : accessed 8 December 2014), Ormond Higman, 15 Jul 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13104, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,132.

Doctor, William Alexander (1876-1969), Biographical Dictionary of Architects, 1800-1950, http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/853.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SV9N : accessed 8 December 2014), Wm Alex Doctor in entry for Wm R Doctor, 1911.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP67-TBT : accessed 8 December 2014), William Alexander Doctor, 24 Mar 1949; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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