Champion, Gilman Merril (1883-1959)

Gilman Merril Champion was a carpenter and contractor. He lived at 1850 Alberni Street in 1908, along with his mother, Margaret.

 

Early Life

Gilman Merril Champion was born on February 2, 1883, in Prince Edward Island. His parents were Thomas Champion and Margaret Metherall.

 

To Vancouver

Gilman Champion first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906. He was a carpenter, boarding with Mrs. Eliza Scantlebury at 1155 Haro Street. Mrs. Scantlebury appears to have been part of  the Metherall family, so she may have been related to Gilman’s mother.

 

Marriage to Olive Armstrong

On October 26, 1911, in Vancouver, Gilman married Olive Elizabeth Armstrong. She was born on July 14, 1889, in Carberry, Manitoba. Her parents were James Armstrong and Elizabeth Dennstedt.

In 1914, Gilman was associated with the West Point Grey United Church, at Tolmie Street and Eighth Avenue in Vancouver.

 

To California

By 1928, Gilman and Olive were living in Palms Station, California [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palms,_Los_Angeles,_CA] (near downtown Culver City), when Gilman became a naturalized United States citizen.

Gilman died in Los Angeles on January 1, 1959.

Olive died in Ventura, California on April 21, 1988.

 

Gilman and Olive had three children, who were all born in Canada.

 

John Glendon Champion

John Glendon Champion was born in Vancouver on November 28, 1913.

He married Angela W. Myers in Los Angeles on February 20, 1943.

John died on September 22, 1997, in Riverside, California.

 

William Merril Champion

William Merril Champion was born in Vancouver on June 20, 1917.

He married Margaret Corrine Thompson in Los Angeles on June 28, 1951.

William died on April 3, 1983, in Los Angeles.

 

Margaret E. Champion

Margaret E. Champion was born in Vancouver on April 19, 1922

Margaret married Ernest Wayne Riggs in Los Angeles on August 17, 1942. He was born in Ontario, California on September 4, 1921. His parents were William Ernest Riggs and Grace LaVohne Kirk.

 

Sources

Champion and Matherell Family

Thomas Champion (1851-1887), http://www.islandregister.com/champion1.html

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVN7-MR7 : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Margret Metherell in household of Joseph Metherell, Lot 5, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Margaret Metherall, m. (1) ? Champion; m. (2) Harry Hunter, http://www.islandregister.com/metherall1.html

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKD-7XS : accessed 07 Oct 2013), Eliza Desbrisay Scantlebury, 1918.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-TCY : accessed 07 Oct 2013), Ralph Victor Vaughan and Bessie Scantlebury, 1908.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYC-PBW : accessed 07 Oct 2013), Scantlebury in entry for Bessie Vaughan, 1969.

 

Gilman Merril Champion

Gilman Merril Champion (1883–1959); Birth: 4 FEB 1883, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Death: 1 JAN 1959, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWGB-RRS : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Champion, Lot 5, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/jpg/30953_148185-00016.jpg

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDDQ-7LV : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Merril Champion and Olive Elizabeth Armstrong, 1911.

West Point Grey United Church, Tolmie Street at Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., http://www.wpguc.com/History%20pdf/Rev%20Presbytery%20Presentation%201941.pdf

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2Q-LB4 : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Merril Champion, .

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX32-WZR : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Merril Champion, 1928.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX31-YH6 : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Merril Champion, 1928.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Gilman Merril Champion; Gender: Male; Petition Age: 45; Record Type: Petition; Birth Date: 4 Feb 1883; Birth Place: Canada; Arrival year: 1922; Residence Place: California; Petition Date: 22 Mar 1928; Petition Place: California, USA; Spouse: Olive E Champion; Child: William M Champion; Margaret E Champion; John G Champion; Court: District Court. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 129; Microfilm Serial: M1524.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCV9-WDT : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman M Champion, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9C5-LSR : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Champion, 1940.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4DC-VNW : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Merill Champion, 1942.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPWK-MX6 : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Gilman Merrill Champion, 1959.

 

Olive Elizabeth Armstrong (wife of Gilman Merril Champion)

Olive Elizabeth Armstrong (1889–1988); Birth: 14 JUL 1889, Cypress, Manitoba, Canada; Death: 21 APR 1988, Newbury Park, Ventura, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

Manitoba Birth Records, Registration Number: 1889-001560, Olive Elizabeth Armstrong, born July 14, 1889, : R.M. of North Cypress, mother: Lizzie Dennstedt.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKW-M43 : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Olive E Armstrong, Cypress North, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPX6-L2W : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Olive Elizabeth Champion, 1988.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTH3-3MH : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Olive E Champion, 21 April 1988.

 

John Glendon Champion

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2Q-PSR : accessed 08 Oct 2013), John Glendon Champion, .

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCV9-WDB : accessed 08 Oct 2013), John G Champion in entry for Gilman M Champion, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9C5-LSY : accessed 08 Oct 2013), John G Champion in entry for Gilman Champion, 1940.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K826-BKP : accessed 08 Oct 2013), John Clendon Champion and Angela W Myers, 1943.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V9Y8-ZTY : accessed 08 Oct 2013), John G Champion, 22 September 1997.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPFL-XZF : accessed 08 Oct 2013), John G Champion, 1997.

 

William Merril Champion

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY2Q-PST : accessed 08 Oct 2013), William Merrill Champion.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8DP-YX8 : accessed 08 Oct 2013), William Merrill Champion and Margaret Corrine Thompson, 1951.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VG13-XWF : accessed 08 Oct 2013), William M Champion, 1983.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V3GY-94H : accessed 08 Oct 2013), William Champion, April 1983.

 

Margaret E. Champion

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV9-W6M : accessed 29 June 2019), Margaret E Champion in household of Gilman M Champion, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 88, sheet 23A, line 48, family 421, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 135; FHL microfilm 2,339,870.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C5-LS1 : 15 March 2018), Margaret Champion in household of Gilman Champion, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-238, sheet 4A, line 17, family 83, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 408.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8VT-M8N : accessed 08 Oct 2013), Ernest Wayne Riggs and Margaret Champion, 1942.

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