Champion, Gilman Merrill (1883-1959)

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

Gilman was born on February 2, 1883, in Prince Edward Island. His father was Thomas Champion, who was born about 1851 in Prince Edward Island; Thomas married Margaret Metherall on February 10, 1882, in Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island. Thomas died on June 21, 1887, in Alberton, Prince Edwards Island.

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

On October 26, 1911, in Vancouver, Gilman married Olive Elizabeth Armstrong. She was born on July 14, 1889, in Carberry, Manitoba. Her father was James Armstrong; her mother was Elizabeth Dennstedt.

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

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 on November 28, 1913. He married Angela W. Myers in Los Angeles on February 20, 1943. He died on September 22, 1997, in Riverside, California.

William Merrill Champion

William Merrill Champion was born on June 20, 1917. He married Margaret Corrine Thompson in Los Angeles on June 28, 1951. He died on April 3, 1983, in Los Angeles.

Margaret E. Champion

Margaret E. Champion was born about 1922. She married Ernest Wayne Riggs in Los Angeles on August 17, 1942.

Sources

Gilman Merrill Champion

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.

“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.

“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

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 Merrill 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

“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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