Cocking, John Henry (1862-1954)

John H. Cocking, Vancouver City Archives, AM112; CVA 292-32; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-john-h-cocking

John H. Cocking, Vancouver City Archives, AM112; CVA 292-32; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-john-h-cocking

John Henry Cocking was a livery stable keeper. He lived at 1915 Pendrell Street in 1912.

He was born on October 29, 1862, in Calstock, Cornwall, England. His father was John Cocking.

He arrived in Canada about 1881, and became a farmer in Quebec. On April 13, 1886, in Cookshire, Compton County, Quebec, he married Bessie Louisa Bindon.

John Henry Cocking and Bessie Louisa Binden, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Marriage: Québec (Quebec).

John Henry Cocking and Bessie Louisa Binden, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Marriage: Québec (Quebec).

Bessie was born in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales, on December 9, 1862 (although some sources say 1863). Her father was Frederick Hugh Bindon. Her mother was Ann Westren.

According to some sources, John and Bessie arrived in British Columbia in 1888. However, the first British Columbia directory entry for John seems to be in Nanaimo in 1892.

J H Cocking, Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 140 (Nanaimo)

J H Cocking, Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 140 (Nanaimo)

In 1893, John was the proprietor of the Nanaimo Livery and Feed Stables. He was living at 126 Haliburton Street in Nanaimo.

J H Cocking - Livery and Feed Stables - Nanaimo - Williams Official British Columbia Directory - 1893 - between pages 254 and 255; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_34513#page/n324/mode/1up

J H Cocking – Livery and Feed Stables – Nanaimo – Williams Official British Columbia Directory – 1893 – between pages 254 and 255; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_34513#page/n324/mode/1up

 

J H Cocking - Nanaimo Livery and Feed Stables - Williams Official British Columbia Directory - 1893 - Haliburton Street - Nanaimo - page 293-294; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_34513#page/n366/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_34513#page/n367/mode/1up

J H Cocking – Nanaimo Livery and Feed Stables – Williams Official British Columbia Directory – 1893 – Haliburton Street – Nanaimo – page 293-294; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_34513#page/n366/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_34513#page/n367/mode/1up

John became active in Nanaimo politics. He was a city council member in 1893, 1894, 1895, 1898, 1899, and 1901. In 1899 he was also a member of the board of directors of Nanaimo Hospital. In 1902, he ran unsuccessfully to become the mayor of Nanaimo.

In the late 1890s, John travelled to California at least twice, once with Bessie, and once with his son, Arthur.

Starting about 1905, John invested in the Palace Livery Stable in Vancouver, along with Wesley Robinson Bryant (1864-1916), an accountant from Nanaimo. The stable was at 1003 Pender Street, at the intersection with Burrard Street.

Palace Livery Stables, Burrard Street, about 1896, detail, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1376-169, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/palace-livery-stables-burrard-street.

Palace Livery Stables, Burrard Street, about 1896, detail, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1376-169, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/palace-livery-stables-burrard-street.

John and Wesley Bryant had taken over the stable business from John James Sparrow (1858-1931), who was usually called “J.J. Sparrow.” Mr. Sparrow had been operating the stable since about 1897.

Palace Stables, Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, between pages 754 and 755.

Palace Stables, Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, between pages 754 and 755.

 

Palace Livery Stable, about 1895, detail, View of downtown houses, part of Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains from the roof of Manor House, Vancouver City Archives, SGN 447; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/view-of-downtown-houses-part-of-stanley-park-and-north-shore-mountains-from-roof-of-manor-house [Note horse on top of weather vane.]

Palace Livery Stable, about 1895, detail, View of downtown houses, part of Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains from the roof of Manor House, Vancouver City Archives, SGN 447; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/view-of-downtown-houses-part-of-stanley-park-and-north-shore-mountains-from-roof-of-manor-house [Note horse on top of weather vane.]

Mr. Sparrow had also been the operator of the Opera Resort saloon at the corner of Carrall Street and Dupont Street during part of the 1890s. In 1905, he moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia, where he took up ranching and later ran a feed and grain store.

By 1907, John had decided to move to Vancouver so that he could devote more efforts to the Palace Livery Stables.

 

This 1907 photograph shows John driving Samuel Gough (1849-1925) and Mrs. Gough (1858-1942) (born Emily Elizabeth Woodward) on a trip to the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park. Mr. and Mrs. Gough were long-time residents of Nanaimo. Mr. Gough was the Nanaimo city clerk in 1880; he became the secretary of the school board in 1893. The Gough and Cocking families probably knew each other from their time in Nanaimo.

John Henry Cocking driving a phaeton (carriage) in front of the Hollow Tree, 1907, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: St Pk P239, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/phaeton-carriage-driven-by-john-henry-cocking-in-front-of-hollow-tree.

John Henry Cocking driving a phaeton (carriage) in front of the Hollow Tree, 1907, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: St Pk P239, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/phaeton-carriage-driven-by-john-henry-cocking-in-front-of-hollow-tree.

In March 1911, John and Bessie went to Riverside, California, where John spoke about the benefits of living in California in the winter time.

In October 1911, John and Bessie went to Ontario to visit Bessie’s brother in Ottawa.

By 1913, John was no longer associated with the Palace Stables. Wesley Bryant was the secretary-treasurer, and Frank Moir was the director of the business.

By 1914, John was the manager of the Monarch Garage and Repair Company, which was on the 600 block of Howe Street. His son-in-law, Arthur Charles Rudland (married to John’s daughter, Florence), was also associated with Monarch Garage.

In 1916, Bessie became very ill, and stayed bed-ridden for several weeks, although she eventually recovered.

In 1919, John became the subject of questions in the British Columbia legislature, because he had been working as a temporary patrolman in 1918. John’s son-in-law, Arthur Rudland, was working as an export patrolman on the Gulf Islands, earning $100 per month. The questions in the legislature asked why returning soldiers from the First World War did not get these jobs instead. The government’s response was that a returned soldier had initially been appointed, but he could not stand the strain of such lonely work, and no other returned soldiers were available. The soldier obtained other work in the British Columbia Lands Department.

In 1922, John and Bessie took a long road trip across North America. According to the news reports, the journey was 14,000 miles

In 1931, John became the head of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association.

In 1936, John and Bessie rented a summer cottage at Cultus Lake.

In 1938, John and Bessie went on a world tour.

John Henry Cocking, Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1963, Birth: abt 1863 - Calssock,con, England, Departure: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, Arrival: 26 Jan 1938 - Portland, Oregon, USA - Age: 75; Residence: Canada.

John Henry Cocking, Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1963, Birth: abt 1863 – Calssock,con, England, Departure: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, Arrival: 26 Jan 1938 – Portland, Oregon, USA – Age: 75; Residence: Canada.

Part of their journey was on a fruit-carrying ship called the “California Express.”

John Henry Cocking; UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960; Departure: New Westminster, British Columbia; Arrival: 28 Feb 1938 - London, England; Other: New Westminster [detail]

John Henry Cocking; UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960; Departure: New Westminster, British Columbia; Arrival: 28 Feb 1938 – London, England; Other: New Westminster [detail]

Part of the return trip included a stop in Elmira, New York, to see their daughter, Gladys, who was living in Elmira with her husband, Arthur Gordon Sullivan.

Throughout their travels, John and Bessie continued to keep Vancouver as their home base. In 1941, they attended an event in Vancouver for the Nanaimo Old Timers.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking, detail from Nanaimo Old Timers, 1941, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: Port P545, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nanaimo-old-timers

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking, detail from Nanaimo Old Timers, 1941, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: Port P545, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nanaimo-old-timers

Bessie died in Vancouver on June 12, 1950. She was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

John died in Vancouver on March 30, 1954. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.

John and Bessie had the following children.

 

Florence Augusta Cocking

Florence Augusta Cocking was born in Quebec (probably Cookshire) on January 31, 1887.

Florence Augusta Cocking, born January 31, 1887, baptised May 7, 1877, Ancestry.com. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008; Original Data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

Florence Augusta Cocking, born January 31, 1887, baptised May 7, 1877, Ancestry.com. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008; Original Data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

On October 27, 1910, in Vancouver, Florence married Arthur Charles Rudland. He was born on December 25, 1876, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. His father was Arthur Charles Rudland. His mother was Henriette Winter.

Arthur later became a marine engineer.

Arthur died in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22, 1921. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Florence died in Essondale, British Columbia on February 15, 1951. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mildred Maria Cocking

Mildred Maria Cocking was born in Cookshire, Compton County, Quebec, on September 26, 1888.

Along with her sister, Gladys, Mildred was a music student in Nanaimo.

On January 4, 1911, in Vancouver, Mildred married William Hugh Foulkes, who was in the telegraph and telephone industry. He was born on July 7, 1885, in South Wales. His father was William Robert Foulkes. His mother was Eleanor Wynne.

William later became the toll wire chief for the British Columbia Telephone Company.

William died in Vancouver on December 3, 1949. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mildred died in Vancouver on March 9, 1967. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Edith Gladys Cocking

Edith Gladys Cocking was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia on September 21, 1891.

Like her sister, Mildred, Gladys was a music student in Nanaimo.

On September 21, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois, she married Arthur Gordon Sullivan. He was born in Vancouver on June 16, 1890. His father was Arthur Willis Sullivan (1860-1921). His mother was Annie Elizabeth Thomson (1861-1909).

Arthur became a travelling engineer for the America LaFrance Fire Engine Company.

By 1921, Arthur and Gladys were living in Elmira, New York.

In 1941, Edith became a naturalized United States citizen.

Arthur died in Buffalo, New York, on June 30, 1946. He was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

Gladys continued to live in the Buffalo area until at least 1956, when she went on a trip overseas, stopping at New York City.

Arthur and Gladys had two sons: Arthur Gordon Sullivan, Junior, and John Gordon Sullivan, who died on April 17, 1943, while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Arthur Henry Cocking

Arthur Henry Cocking was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on August 6, 1895.

In 1911 and 1912, he attended St. Andrew’s College, in Toronto, Ontario.

During the First World War, Arthur served with the Royal Air Force.

On August 20, 1921, in Vancouver, Arthur married Muriel Edith Pim. She was born in Vancouver on September 22, 1896. Her father was Henry Pim (1864-1925). Her mother was Laura Edith Sanderson (1864-1914).

Arthur served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

Muriel died in Vancouver on February 1, 1967.

Arthur and Muriel had a daughter, Beth, who was married to Gordon Hall, and a son, John Henry Cocking (1925-2008).

Sources

John Henry Cocking

Cocking and Bessie Louisa Binden, marriage, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, MARRIAGE: Québec (Quebec). Arthur H. Judge, M.A. (1859-1955), the rector of Cookshire, officiated at the ceremony.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-JR5 : accessed 14 June 2015), John Cocking, Nanaimo City North Ward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00478.pdf

Mayor and Council Chart, City of Nanaimo, http://www.nanaimoarchives.ca/index.php?p=1_174_Mayor-Council-Chart-1875-1979; Derived from Towards an Understanding of the Municipal Archives of 19th Century British Columbia: A Case Study of the Municipal Archives of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, 1875-1904 (Walter Meyer zu Erpen, 1982), Nanaimo Archives. Information File: Municipal: Elected Officials and the Published Financial Statements of the City of Nanaimo. John Henry Cocking was a council representative in 1893, 1894, 1895, 1898, 1899, and 1901.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Co to Cq, http://bc.canadagenweb.org/vote1898/voteco.htm: Cocking, John Henry, Nicol St, Liverykeeper, NanC

Appointment of John Henry Cocking as member of the board of directors of Nanaimo Hospital, September 1, 1899, British Columbia Order in Council 0582/1899, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0582_1899

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-Q47V : accessed 17 June 2015), J H Cocking, 1899; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-QFN6 : accessed 14 June 2015), John H Cocking, 1900; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-HVQ : accessed 14 June 2015), H Cocking, E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000011684.pdf

Nominations for civic elections, Nelson Tribune, January 14, 1902, page 1; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/tribune/date/1902-01-14/query/cocking/mode/any/in/all/result/5#1!cocking Nanaimo, January 13. – Mayor, John H. Cocking and William Manson, Jr.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-QRQC : accessed 14 June 2015), John Henry Cocking, 1903; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

William Blackmore, Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950, http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1136: “Palace Livery Stables, Pender Street at Burrard Street, 1888 (Vancouver Daily World, 16 Nov. 1888, 1, t.c.; 6 July 1889, 4, descrip.)”

John Wesley Mallory, Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950, http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/647, VANCOUVER, B.C., extensive alterations and remodelling of the Masonic Block, Cordova Street at Cambie Street, 1898 (Province [Vancouver], 6 Aug. 1898, 2, descrip.) VANCOUVER, B.C., livery and sale stable, Pender Street, possibly the Palace Livery Stables, Pender Street at Burrard Street, 1899 (Vancouver Daily World, 30 Sept. 1899, 3).

Society, Vancouver World, August 10, 1907, page 15; http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64406195/:  “Mr. Lancaster, accompanied by his two daughters, has returned to his home in California after visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cocking, of Burrard street.”

“Local Boosters are Busy Abroad,” Vancouver World, March 15, 1911, page 2, http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64062846/: “Capt. McSpadden, J.H. Cocking and Others in Southern California for Winter Months, Give Their Views. Preaching the doctrine of “The City Beautiful,” and handing out pointers for the promotion of the best interests of the well-known southern wintering place. “J. H. Cocking, of Vancouver, is in Riverside, California. Mr. Cocking Is quoted by the Riverside papers as saying that upwards of 3000 Vancouver people visit Southern California every winter. Many of them while enjoying the semi – tropical climate, have a keen eye for investment. Mr. Cocking declares that here are too few Vancouverites investing in Riverside. J. H. Cocking has seen Vancouver grow from fifty to one hundred and thirty thousands. He has been telling the residents of Riverside a few of the experiences during the development of Vancouver and has been laying great stress on the seriousness of the beautification of cities. Mr. Cocking himself contemplates seriously making Riverside his winter home. He was so favorably impressed last winter that he brought a party with him this time, says the Riverside Press. The party includes Capt. McSpadden, for many years building Inspector for Vancouver, and a former member of the board of aldermen: Mrs. McSpadden, her son Cecil and daughter Miss Mabel, and Mr. and Mrs. Mort and son Oliver. Mr. Cocking is accompanied by his wife.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YSS : accessed 14 June 2015), John Henry Cocking, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941307.pdf

Society, Vancouver Province, October 11, 1911, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cocking of this city have been visiting Mrs. Cocking’s brother, Mr. G.H. Binden [sic] in Ottawa.”

Society, Vancouver Province, Mary 17, 1912, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking went to Nanaimo a few days ago to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bindon. They took their auto with them and will spend a few days motoring on the island.”

British Columbia Legislature, Questions, February 27, 1919, page 105, http://archives.leg.bc.ca/EPLibraries/leg_arc/document/ID/LibraryTest/198864794

Mr. Ross asked the Hon. the Minister of Lands the following questions :

  1. Was one J. H. Cocking, of Vancouver, acting as Forest Ranger or Fire Warden in Chilliwack and Abbotsford in 1918?
  2. If so, had he ever passed any examination?
  3. What is the age of said Cocking?
  4. Had said Cocking any previous experience?
  5. Is said Cocking still in the employment of the Government?
  6. If so, in what capacity, at what salary, and where is he located?
  7. Is one A. C. Rudland now employed by the Forestry Department?
  8. If so, in what capacity, at what salary, and where is he located?
  9. Has said Rudland ever passed any examination?
  10. Is said Rudland a son-in-law of said Cocking?
  11. Who recommended the appointments of said Cocking and Rudland to the Department?
  12. Why were returned soldiers not appointed to these positions?

The Hon. Mr. Pattullo replied as follows :

  1. As temporary patrolman only.
  2. No examination for such temporary employment.
  3. Fifty-five.
  4. Yes.
  5. Yes.
  6. Day-labourer at $3.50; engaged on construction of float at Ranger Station, Thurston Bay.
  7. Yes.
  8. Export patrolman on Gulf Islands at $100 per month.
  9. No examination held for such positions.
  10. No information.
  11. District Forester, Vancouver.
  12. Returned soldier was appointed but had to resign as he could not stand the strain of such lonely work. District Forester reports that, following instructions from Victoria, he made every effort to obtain another returned soldier, but none available. Returned soldier first appointed was given work in the Lands Department.

1921 Canada Census, John Henry Cocking, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Returns From Tour Of 14,000 Miles by Motor,” Vancouver World, July 25, 1922, page 9, “J. H. Cocking Returns From Trip Convinced Road Signs Here Are Appalling “The east is optimistic. The crops have not been better for a long time. Everybody is cheerful. Business is again starting up and pre – war prosperity does not seem far off,” said Mr. J. H. Cocking, who has just returned to the city, having covered more than 14,000 miles of road in his auto. “I spoke to many tourists along my route, many of which were farmers or business men, and all seemed to be of the opinion that conditions were brightening up,” he said. Mr. Cocking left Vancouver In August last year and on his way he visited among other towns: Seattle, Elmira, Toronto, Utica, New York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Bethlehem, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis and Yellowstone National Park. Among many pleasant experiences Mr. Cocking was impressed by the auto camps which most American cities place at the disposal of the tourists. At these camps there are many helpful facilities. “Vancouver has yet much to do in regard to the tourist traffic,” said Mr. Cocking. “I have not yet found a town where it is more difficult to get about In than Vancouver. The system of street signs is appalling. If Vancouver wants to get part of the large motor tourist traffic the city council will have to get busy. Tourists won’t get out at every street corner and hunt round with their eyes fixed to the ground to locate themselves.”

“Pioneers Elect John Cocking; Association Reported in Flourishing Condition,” Vancouver Sun, April 8, 1931, page 4, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SKtlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1259%2C751037: “John H. Cocking, one of the city’s early pioneers, was the choice of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association to head that organization for the current year, at the annual meeting Tuesday evening in the Oddfellows’ Hall. . . .”

Society, Chilliwack Progress, August 12, 1936, page 2, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43177691/?terms=cocking: “Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking of Vancouver have taken a cottage at Cultus Lake for two weeks.”

John Henry Cocking, Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1963, Birth: abt 1863 – Calssock,con, England, Departure: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, Arrival: 26 Jan 1938 – Portland, Oregon, USA – Age: 75; Residence: Canada.

“Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking on Round World Tour Stop to See Daughter,” Elmira Star Gazette, June 15, 1938, page 18, http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2023/Elmira%20%20NY%20Star%20Gazette/Elmira%20NY%20Star%20Gazette%201938/Elmira%20NY%20Star%20Gazette%201938%20-%202809.pdf: “Few more interesting persons than Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking of Vancouver, British Columbia, deign to grace Elmira’s guest list. Possessing broad views on many subjects, enhanced by keen vision and years of travel, these good people are fascinating conversationalists, and like the rest of us, in view of recent happenings in this country and abroad, wonder what is to become of the world. Mr. and Mrs. Cocking are the parents of Mrs. A. Gordon Sullivan, 1051 W. Church St. Mr. Sullivan is apparatus sales manager for the American-LaFrance Foamite Corporation. Topping off a round the world sightseeing journey, which has lasted six months now, and has several weeks to go, the welcome visitors stopped off in Elmira to show parents’ devotion. They wanted to look around a bit, too, to see if the city has improved since 17 years ago, occasion of their last visit.”

“Citizens of Vancouver’s Younger Days Meet Again at Annual Banquet,” Vancouver Sun, April 26, 1941, page 21: “ . . . No old-timers’ gathering would seem quite right without Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking, pioneers of ’88, and they were both present. [Includes photograph of Mrs. J.H. Cocking.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5L-CP5 : accessed 14 June 2015), John Henry Cocking, 30 Mar 1954; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13219, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,965.

“Vancouver Pioneer J.H. Cocking Dies,” Vancouver Province, March 31, 1954, page 29 [Includes photograph of J.H. Cocking.]: “A pioneer who operated a livery stable in Vancouver when Cordova was the only complete street, who saw Vancouver grow from a population of a few thousand to over a half million, died here in his ninety-second year.

He was John Henry Cocking, of 1000 Haro street, one of Vancouver’s oldest pioneers, a former president of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association and an active member in that organization until his death.

Mr. Cocking was born in Cornwall, England, and came to Canada in 1881. He lived in Quebec for a time, then came to British Columbia coast in 1888 where he settled in Nanaimo.

CAME TO VANCOUVER

There he bought a team of horses and started hauling whatever offered, soon had a thriving livery stable.

He left his Nanaimo business to a brother [in law] in 1892 [sic], came to Vancouver and bought the Palace Livery Stables at Burrard and Hastings.

He was one of the promoters of the Vancouver Hunt Club and was a moving figure in the establishment of the old Horse Show Building . . . here he carried off many prizes with his hacks and buggies.

Also, along with J.J. Miller, he was one of the founders of the former Vancouver Exhibition Association, now PNE.

He became a member of the Vancouver Pioneer’s [sic] Association and eventually served as its president. Later, he continued to be the “man behind the scenes” in this organization, assisting not only to run it but to personally help less fortunate Vancouver pioneers.

PIONEER HORSEMAN

Mrs. Cocking died here in 1950.

Mr. Cocking leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.F. Foulkes in Vancouver, Mrs. A.G. Sullivan, Buffalo; one son, Arthur H., nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S.E. Higgs Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral. Interment will be at Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, T. Edwards & Co. in charge.”

John Henry Cocking, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 31, 1954, page 36; Vancouver Sun, March 31, 1954, page 42; Vancouver Sun, April 1, 1954, page 42: “Cocking – On March 30, 1954, in Vancouver General Hospital, John Henry Cocking of 1000 Haro St., in his 92nd year. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. W.H Foulkes, city; Mrs. A.G. Sullivan, Buffalo; 1 son, Arthur H.; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m., Very Rev. Northcote Burke, D.D., and Rev. S.E. Higgs officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, T. Edwards C. Directors in charge.”

Burnaby Masonic Cemetery, 4305 Halifax Street, Masonic Cemetery, 1924-1982, B.C. Genealogical Society, page 78: Cocking, John H.: Cocking: In Loving Memory of / Mother / 1863 Bessie L. 1950 /Dad / 1862 John H 1954 / A loving mother and father [on side of stone: 1895 Arthur H 1973][Section AX]

Frederick Hugh Bindon (father of Bessie Louisa Bindon)

“Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCYY-1V1 : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick Hugh Bindon and Ann Westren, 19 Mar 1850, Marriage; from “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. , Swansea, St James, Glamorganshire, Wales, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Frederick Hugh Bindon, Bankruptcy, The London Gazette, October 26, 1866, page  5697; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/23176/page/5697/data.pdf: “Frederick Hugh Bindon, of the Red Lion Inn, Pontardulais, in the county of Carmarthen, Licensed Victualler, previously residing and carrying on business as a Potatoe Merchant and Commission Agent, at Swansea, in the county of Glamorgan, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in Her Majesty’s Court of Bankruptcy for the Bristol District, on the 23rd day of May, 1866, and the said petition and the proceedings thereunder having been transferred to and directed to be prosecuted at the County Court of Glamorganshire, holden at Swansea, a public sitting, for the .said bankrupt to pass his Last Examination, and make application for his Discharge, will be held at the said last-mentioned Court, at the Townhall, Swansea, on the 8th day of November next, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender. Mr. Lewis Morris, of No. 3, Fisher-street, Swansea, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. H. H. Field, of Mount-street, Swansea, is the Solicitor acting in the bankruptcy.”

Frederick Hugh Bindon, bankruptcy discharge, The London Gazette, November 16, 1866, page  6145; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/23185/page/6145/data.pdf; “Frederick Hugh Bindon, of the Red Lion Inn, Pontardulais, in the county of Carmarthen, Licensed Victualler, previously residing and carrying on business as a Potatoe Merchant and Commission Agent, at Swansea, in the county of Glamorgan, adjudicated bankrupt on the 23rd day of. May, 1866. An Order of Discharge was granted by the County Court of Glamorganshire, holden at Swansea, on the 8th day of November, 1866.”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J2F-PXY : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick Hugh Bindon, 1875; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCY1-W1F : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick Hugh Bindon, 02 Sep 1875, Burial; from “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. , Swansea, St James, Glamorganshire, Wales, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFZ4-6LZ : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick Hugh Bindon, 1875; Burial, citing Swansea St. Mary, Glamorgan, Wales, Glamorgan Family History Society, Cardiff.

“Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCYB-DCM : accessed 18 June 2015), George Walker Garnett and Ann Bindon, 05 Nov 1878, Marriage; from “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. , Swansea, St James, Glamorganshire, Wales, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. [Possible connection]

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5F-9L7 : accessed 18 June 2015), George Walker Garnett, 1878; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England. [Possible connection].

Bessie Louisa Bindon (wife of John Henry Cocking)

“Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1Y9-TH5 : accessed 16 June 2015), Bessie Louisa Bindon, 09 Dec 1862; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 104,493, 104,494, 104,495, 104,496, 104,497.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V51X-DCT : accessed 18 June 2015), Bessie L Bindon in household of Frederic Bindon, Swansea, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 10, folio 66, p. 15, Swansea registration district, Swansea subdistrict, ED 10h, household 83, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 848,050.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP9-GHT : accessed 14 June 2015), Bessie Louisa Cocking, 12 Jun 1950; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13205, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,633.

“Mrs. Cocking, 86, Pioneer Citizen, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, June 14, 1950, page 11’ [Includes photograph of Mrs. J.A. [sic] Cocking,]: “Mrs. John H. Cocking, 86, of 1000 Haro, pioneer Vancouver citizen, died Monday in the Vancouver General Hospital.

Born in Swansea, South Wales, she came to Canada in 1879 where she met her husband. She had been married 64 years.

In 1888, when she came to Vancouver with her husband, the only complete street in the city was Cordova.

On their diamond wedding anniversary in 1946, congratulations came from Buckingham Palace. To celebrate their golden wedding anniversary the couple toured Europe.

Her husband is past-president of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Association, and Mrs. Cocking was actively associated with the Ladies’ Auxiliary of that organization. She was also a member of Christ Church and the Women’s Benefit Association.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. F.A. Rudland and Mrs. W.H. Foulkes, Vancouver, and Mrs. A.G. Sullivan, Buffalo, N.Y.;  a son, Arthur H. Cocking, Vancouver, who served in the RAF, 1914-1918, and rose to Wing Commander in RCAF in the Second World War. Also surviving her is a sister, Miss E. Bindon, Toronto, and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are in the hands of T. Edwards Company and services have been tentatively set for Friday at 2 p.m. in Christ Church. Dean Swanson and Rev. C.C. Owen will officiate.”

“Pioneer Resident Dies Here,” Vancouver Province, June 13, 1950, page 11 [Includes photograph of Mrs. J.H. Cocking.]: “Mrs. J.hn H. Cocking, 86, of 1000 Haro, one of Vancouver’s best known pioneers, died Monday.

She came to Vancouver in 1888 with her husband and was a constant source of news with her pioneer memories and her success formula for a long married life.

She had been married for 64 years, and held that mild quarrels were the spice of wedded life.

Born in Swansea, South Wales, she came to Canada as a young girl in 1879. She met Mr. Cocking at a “sugaring” picnic in Quebec and they were married at Cookshire.

When they came to Vancouver there was only one complete street, Cordova. Water street at that time was half beach.

Mrs. Cocking’s most vivid memories include: driving 8000 miles in a 1911 car to see Washington’s birthplace; lying 80 days at the point of death in 1916, and touring Europe to celebrate her golden wedding.

When she visited her hometown of Swansea in 1936, she was front page news in the South Wales Evening Post.

Mr. Cocking is a former president of Vancouver Pioneers’ Association.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. F.A. Rudland and Mrs. W. H. Foulkes, city, and Mrs. A.G. Sullivan, Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Arthur H. Cocking, city, who served in the RAF, 1914-18, and rose to wing commander in RCAF intelligence in the Second World War; a sister, Miss E. Bindon, Toronto; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are in the hands of T. Edwards Co. and services have been tentatively set for Friday.”

Bessie Louisa Cocking, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 13, 1950, page 21; Vancouver Province, June 13, 1950, page 13: “Cocking – On June 12, 1950, Bessie Louisa Cocking, beloved wife of John Henry Cocking, of 1000 Haro Str., in her 87th year. Survived also by three daughters, Mrs. F.A. Rudland, city; Mrs. W.H. Foulkes, city, and Mrs. A.G. Sullivan, Buffalo, New York; one son, Arthur H. Cocking, city; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss E. Bindon, Toronto. Funeral announcement later by the T. Edwards Co. Ltd.”

Relatives of Bessie Louisa Bindon (wife of John Henry Cocking)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLL-1LY : accessed 15 June 2015), Herbert Henry Bindon, 14 Nov 1938; citing Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13163, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,196.

“Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1YQ-6HF : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick John Bindon, 29 Apr 1852; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 104,493, 104,494, 104,495, 104,496, 104,497.

“Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1YQ-6HV : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick Westren Bindon, 20 Oct 1857; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 104,493, 104,494, 104,495, 104,496, 104,497.

“Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1YQ-56P : accessed 15 June 2015), Richard John Westren Bindon, 24 Dec 1859; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 104,493, 104,494, 104,495, 104,496, 104,497.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ17-SSP : accessed 15 June 2015), Herbert Hy Bindon and Blanche Passmore, 22 Jan 1906; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNKM-D88 : accessed 15 June 2015), Frederick W. Bindon, 08 Jul 1922; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1922 cn 4369, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,907,002.

Florence Augusta Cocking (daughter of John Henry Cocking)

Florence Augusta Cocking, born January 31, 1887, baptised May 7, 1877, Ancestry.com. Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008; Original Data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-Q5MQ : accessed 18 June 2015), Arthur Charles Rudland, 1903; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XX4-W1N : accessed 18 June 2015), Arthur Charles Rudland, 1877; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-Y8Q : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur Charles Rudland and Florence Augusta Cocking, 27 Oct 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

Florence A. Cocking and Arthur Rudland, wedding description, Vancouver Province, October 29, 1910, page 5: “At Christ Church, on Thursday evening, the marriage took place of Miss Florence A. Cocking, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking to Mr. Arthur C. Rudland. The . . . being fully choral. The bride was given away by her father. Miss Mildred Cocking attended her sister as bridesmaid, and Mr. W.H. Faulkes [sic] was best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mrs. Cocking held a reception at 875 Burrard street. Mr. and Mrs. Rudland are spending their honeymoon at Portland and other points, and upon their return to town will reside at Cedar Cottage.”

Florence August Cocking and Arthur Charles Rudland, wedding description, Vancouver World, October 28, 1910, page 5: “A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Thursday evening at Christ church, when Florence Augusta, eldest daughter of Mr. J.H. Cocking, one of Vancouver’s most esteemed citizens and Mrs. Cocking, 875 Burrard street, became the bride of Mr. Arthur Charles Rudland, also of this city, and one of the proprietors of the Monarch Garage, Howe street. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. C.C. Owen, and was fully choral, the bride having been a member of the choir. Mr. Ferdinand Dunkley was at the organ. Madame Carapata, violinist of Christ church, also assisted, and prior to the ceremony played a selection from Saint Saens. The Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin was played as the bridal party entered the church, the choir afterwards singing “The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden.” The hymn, “O Perfect Love,” was played by Madame Carapata and Mr. Dunkley, while the bridal party was in the vestry.

The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very well in a princess gown of ivory silk bengaline with yoke of gold mesh net, the bodice trimmed with pearl embroidery in butterfly design, with part sleeves of net. With this she wore the usual wreath of orange blossoms and a long white veil and carried a shower bouquet of roses. Miss Mildred Cocking, sister of the bride, who acted as bridesmaid, wore a princess gown of pale blue silk eolienne with embroidered silk net yoke and sleeves, and a blue picture hat trimmed with white ostrich plumes, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums tied with chiffon.

Mr. W.H. Foulkes acted as best man. Mrs. J.H. Cocking, mother of the bride, wore a becoming gown of black crepe de chine, made in princess fashion with yoke of cream embroidery net and a green velvet toque timed with a pheasant’s mount.

At the close of the ceremony the bridal party and about forty or fifty invited guests repaired to the family residence on Burrard street, where Mr. and Mrs. Rudland held a reception, and received the congratulations of their friends. They afterwards left on the night boat for Seattle, en route to Portland, where their honeymoon will be spent. The bide traveled in a green tailored suit panama cloth, with a toque to match, trimmed with gold cabouchons. They will return home by way of Victoria in about a fortnight’s time, and will take up their residence at Cedar Cottage. The groom’s gift to the bride was a pearl sunburst; to the bridesmaid a cluster brooch of maple leaves in gold, and to the best man a pearl stickpin. The bride’s gift to the groom was a set of engraved gold cuff links. Both the happy pair received many presents from their numerous grinds.

Florence A. Cocking and Arthur C. Rudland, wedding description, B.C. Saturday Sunset, November 5, 1910, page 6, http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/bcss/id/3213/rec/1: “At Christ Church, last Thursday evening, Miss Florence A. Cocking, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking, to Mr. Arthur C. Rudland, by the rev. C.C. Owen. The service was choral. The bride was given away by her father and attended by her sister, Miss Mildred Cocking. She wore a princess gown of ivory silk bengaline embroidered in pearls, veil and orange blossoms and carried bride’s roses. Her bridesmaid was attired in pale blue sild eolienne and picture hat of blue trimmed with plumes. Mr. W.H. Faulkes [sic] was groomsman. The bride and groom held a reception at the home of the bride’s mother, Burrard street, after the ceremony, and left later for Seattle and Portland. They will reside in Cedar Cottage.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG9-D98 : accessed 17 June 2015), Arthur Charles Rudland, 22 Oct 1921; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13119, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,296.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-2CHM : accessed 17 June 2015), Arthur C. Rudland, 1921; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121316274, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121316274.

Arthur Charles Rudland, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, October 23, 1921, page 5: “Rudland – The death occurred Saturday at Jubilee Hospital of Arthur Charles Rudland, a resident of Turgoose, Saanich. The deceased, who was 46 years of age, was born in Watford, England, and came to this Province eleven years ago, being an engineer by occupation. He leaves a widow and three sons, Jack, Noel and George. The remains are reposing at the B.C. Funeral Chapel, from whence the funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. de B. Owen officiating. Interment will be made in Ross Bay Cemetery.”

Arthur Charles Rudland, funeral description, Victoria Daily Colonist, October 25, 1921, page 5: Rudland – The funeral of the late Arthur Charles Rudland took place yesterday afternoon from the B.C. Funeral Chapel at 2 o’clock, where service was conducted by Rev. A. deB. Own. Several friends were present and the casket was covered with floral tributes. Interment took place in  Ross Bay Cemetery. The following acted as pallbearers: Messrs. G.D. Christie, J.R. Saunders, E.S. Mitchell, Arthur Coles, S.M. Manuel and P.B. Schmeelk [Peter Bartel Schmeelk].”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPG-CHN : accessed 17 June 2015), Florence Augusta Rudland, 15 Feb 1951; citing Essondale, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13207, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,699.

Florence Augusta Rudland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 17, 1951, page 31: “Rudland – On Feb. 15, 1951, Florence Augusta Rudland, age 64 years. Survived by 3 sons, Arthur J. and Noel L., city; George D., Winnipeg; her father, J.H. Cocking, city, 2 sisters, Mrs. W.H. Foulkes, city; Mrs. A.G. Sullivan, Buffalo, New York; 1 brother, A.H. Cocking, city; 3 grandchildren. Funeral Monday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m., from the T. Edwards Co. Memorial Chapel, Granville and 10th. Rev. Elbert Paul, D.D. officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K86V-1BR : accessed 18 June 2015), Arthur John Rudland and Edna Mildred Carlson, 07 Apr 1956; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,421.

Mildred Maria Cocking (daughter of John Henry Cocking)

News Notes from Nanaimo, Daily Ledger, (Ladysmith), July 24, 1906, page 3, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/dailyledg/item/1054#3!cocking: “The recital of the pupils of Prof. Arnold, an annual event always anxiously looked for by musical circles in the city, will take place on Wednesday evening in St. Andrews Church. Attendance is by invitation and already many hundred invitations have been spoken for. The following is the program: . . . 8. Gladys Cocking, Mildred Cocking, Duet, “Fanfare,” Rondo Militaire, Carl Bohm, op. 303.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-HQC : accessed 14 June 2015), William Hugh Foulkes and Mildred M Cocking, 04 Jan 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

William Hugh Foulkes and Mildred M. Cocking, wedding description, Vancouver Daily World, January 5, 1911, page 7: “A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the First Baptist church, when the pastor. Rev. Dr. H. Francis Perry, united in marriage William Hugh Foulkes of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Foulkes of Seattle, and Mildred M. Cocking, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cocking of 875 Burrard street, who are among the oldest residents of this city. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty in white liberty satin, the yoke being trimmed with braided net and silver embroidery, the sleeves and belt being also embroidered in silver. With this she wore the usual white veil and orange blossoms, and carried a lovely bouquet of white roses. Her sister, Miss Gladys Cocking, was attired in white silk trimmed with folds of Dresden silk and a big Dresden picture hat trimmed with pink and white roses. Her flowers were pink and white carnations Mr. John Foulkes, brother of the groom, who came all the way from Cordova, Alta. to be present at the ceremony, performed the duties of best man. Messrs. Arthur Cocking and Drewe Pratt acted as ushers. Mrs. Cocking, mother of the bride, looked well in a handsome princess frock of green moire, trimmed with hand embroidery, and a green velvet toque, trimmed with feathers. Mr. Parkinson, organist of the church, played suitable selections during the ceremony. A reception and buffet repast were afterwards held at the home of the bride’s parents on Burrard street, where Mr. and Mrs. Foulkes received the congratulations of their friends. The house was gaily decorated, the dining room being arranged with Christmas decorations. The table was presided over by Mrs. Crehan, wearing a black silk princess gown, and Miss Beaumont, in a . . . pongee silk gown, also made en prineesse, assisted by a number of friends of the bride. The happy pair afterwards left town on the 11:10 boat for Seattle and the Sound cities, and on their return will reside In this city. The bride went away in a dark blue tailored traveling costume, with toque to match. Both were the recipients of many handsome presents. The bridegroom gave the bride and bridesmaid pearl rings, and the best man a pearl stickpin. The bride’s gift to the groom took the form of a gold watch charm.”

Wedding description, William Hugh Foulkes and Mildred M. Cocking, Vancouver Province, January 5, 1911, page 5: “A large party of friends gathered in the first Baptist Church last night to witness the marriage of Mr. William Hugh Foulkes, late of Seattle, and Miss Mildred M. Cocking, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking of this city. The ceremony, which took place at 7:30 o’clock, was performed by Rev. Dr. Perry. The bride was gowned in a white liberty satin dress, the bodice of which was handsomely embroidered and ornamented with silver trimmings. She wore a veil and wreath of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Gladys Cocking, who wore a white silk gown timed with folds and hands of Dresden silk in delicate shades of blue and pink. Her hat was of Dresden silk, trimmed with pink roses and her flowers were pink and white carnations. Mr. John Foulkes was best man and the ushers were Mr. Arthur cocking and Mr. Drewe Pratt. After the ceremony a party of guests numbering about seventy-five, were entertained at the home of the bride’s parents at 875 Burrard street, where white flowers were mingled with brilliant hued Christmas decorations. Quantities of palms and red and white flowers were used in the drawing-rooms, and bright red and green adorned the supper room, where refreshments were served by Miss Beaumont and Mrs. Crebs, who were assisted by a number of the girl friends of the bride. Mrs. Cocking wore a handsome gown of more silk in one of the new blue tones. Mrs. A. C. Rudland, the bride’s sister, who was herself a bride of last October, was wearing her wedding gown of white ivory satin. The bride received a great many presents. The groom’s gift to her was a sapphire ring; to the bridesmaid, a pearl ring, and to the best man a pearl stick pin. The bride presented the groom with a gold locket. The couple left on the 11:30 o’clock boat for Seattle, the bride travelling in a tailored suit of blue cloth with a velvet toque to match. After a short trip, they will return to take up their residence her. During the winter months they will occupy the residence on Burrard street of Mr. and Mrs. Cocking, who will leave in the course of a week or two for California.”

Society, Vancouver World, January 21, 1911, page 11: “Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Fox [sic: Foulkes] returned home on Friday after spending their two weeks’ honeymoon in the Sound cities, and have taken up their abode for the present at 875 Burrard street, the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. J.H. Cocking.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SYK8 : accessed 17 June 2015), William H Foulkes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDG-4822 : accessed 17 June 2015), William Hugh Foulkes, 1917-1918; citing Seattle City no 4, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,890.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRW-B4T : accessed 17 June 2015), William Hugh Foulkes, 03 Dec 1949; citing Vancouver B C, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13202, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,572.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-B61L : accessed 17 June 2015), William H. Foulkes, 1949; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 132992980, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132992980.

“W.H. Foulkes, Phone Co. Veteran, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, December 5, 1949, page 36: “William H. Foulkes, B.C. Telephone Co. employee for the past 36 years and toll wire chief at Vancouver in charge of long-distance lines since 1929, died Saturday after a short illness. He was 64.

Mr. Foulkes made wireless history on the Pacific Coast in 1904 when he went to Victoria from the U.S. to operate the first wireless station in B.C., installed on the Sir James Douglas estate.

The station was used mostly by customs officials to trap opium smugglers operating in the San Juan Islands at that time.

He also was wireless operator aboard SS. President and SS. steamers.

Born in Wales, Mr. Foulkes came to the U.S. in 1886 with his parents to Utica, N.Y. There he worked his way up from telegraph messenger to operator with Western Union before moving west in 1903.

He was a member of Cascade Lodge, Masonic Order.

Mr. Foulkes is survived by his wife and two sons, Hugh W., staff assistant to the vice-president and general manager of B.C. Telephone Co., and Les, with Canadian (B.C.) Telephones and Supplies Ltd.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Nunn and Thomson Ltd., with Rev. E.D. Braden officiating. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Wallace Whitehead, W.R. Jones, E.A. Mason, Archie Nock and E.A. Edwards, all of B.C. Telephone Company, and Phillip Creagh, retired telephone employee.”

“Foulkes Funeral Tuesday,” Vancouver Province, December 5, 1949, page 15 [similar to “W.H. Foulkes, Phone Co. Veteran, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, December 5, 1949, page 36, above.]

William Hugh Foulkes, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 5, 1949, page 27; Vancouver Province, December 5, 1949, page 19: “Foulkes – Passed away Dec. 3, 1949, William Hugh Foulkes of 3543 Point Grey Road, age 64 years. Survived by his loving wife, Mildred; 2 sons, Hugh W. and Leslie I., and 2 grandchildren of this city; a brother, John W. Foulkes, Seattle, Wash.; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking, Vancouver. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m., in Nunn and Thomson Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. Dr. E.D. Braden officiating. Interment in the family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYM-BMV : accessed 14 June 2015), Mildred Maria Foulkes, 09 Mar 1967; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13282, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,858.

Mildred Foulkes, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 13, 1967, page 34; Vancouver Province, March 13, 1967, page 28: “Foulkes – Passed away March 9, 1967, in hospital, Mrs. Mildred Foulkes formerly of 3543 Point Grey Road, aged 78 years. Survived by her sons, H.W. (Bill) Foulkes and Leslie I. Foulkes of Vancouver; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, brother A.H. Cocking, Vancouver. Private funeral service was held Saturday, March11, at 10 a.m. in Nunn and Thomson Chapel, 10th and Cambie St. Rev. G.A. Thomas officiated. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-B612 : accessed 17 June 2015), Mildred Foulkes, 1967; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 132992990, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132992990.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB5-2NR : accessed 17 June 2015), Hugh Wynne Foulkes, 08 Aug 1975; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13344, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,444.

Edith Gladys Cocking (daughter of John Henry Cocking)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-3Z6 : accessed 14 June 2015), Gladys, 21 Sep 1891; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5PK-M5S : accessed 14 June 2015), Gladys Cocking, 21 Sep 1891; citing British Columbia, Canada, 21 Sep 1891, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

News Notes from Nanaimo, Daily Ledger, (Ladysmith), July 24, 1906, page 3, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/dailyledg/item/1054#3!cocking: “The recital of the pupils of Prof. Arnold, an annual event always anxiously looked for by musical circles in the city, will take place on Wednesday evening in St. Andrews Church. Attendance is by invitation and already many hundred invitations have been spoken for. The following is the program: . . . 8. Gladys Cocking, Mildred Cocking, Duet, “Fanfare,” Rondo Militaire, Carl Bohm, op. 303.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SYK6 : accessed 14 June 2015), Gladys Cockine in entry for William H Foulkes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL73-FJF : accessed 14 June 2015), Gladys Cocking, 24 Sep 1916; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 18, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 318, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-CXZ : accessed 18 June 2015), Arthur Willis Sullivan and Annie Elizabeth Thomson, 28 Mar 1887; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1901,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-WWH : accessed 18 June 2015), Arthur W Sullivan, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-RMZ : accessed 18 June 2015), Arthur Willis Sullivan, 22 Dec 1921; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13121, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,298.

“A.W. Sullivan, Pioneer, Dead on the North Shore,” Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1921, page 3, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0CdlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4920%2C5439158: “North Vancouver, Dec. 22 – Arthur W. Sullivan, who at one time figured largely in the business affairs of Vancouver, died at the General Hospital this evening following an attack of paralysis earlier in the day.

He was sixty-five years old, was born in New Westminster and lived for the greater part of his life in Vancouver. From his father, William Sullivan of the Sullivan Saw Mill at New Westminster, he inherited what in those days was considered a great fortune.

A number of buildings about Vancouver were erected by him, including the Sullivan Block on Cordova Street. He is survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom is in Elmira, N.Y.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLG-V2N : accessed 18 June 2015), Annie Elizabeth Sullivan, 01 Feb 1909; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13097, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,125; Medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12063-100515-52?cc=1538285.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-QP4 : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur G Sullivan, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-WWZ : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur G Sullivan in household of Arthur W Sullivan, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7ZK-G62 : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur G. Sulivan and Gladys Cockiny, 21 Sep 1916; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 741139, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,630.

Edith Gladys Cocking and Arthur Gordon Sullivan, wedding notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 28, 1916, page 4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y250uvic#page/n3/mode/1up/search/cocking: “Miss Edith Gladys Cocking, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cocking, of Englesea Lodge, Nanaimo [sic: should probably be Vancouver], was married to Mr. Arthur Gordon Sullivan, in Grace Church, Chicago, last Thursday. Mr. Sullivan formerly lived in Vancouver.”

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K68Z-V25 : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur Gordon Sullivan, 1917-1918; citing Chicago City no 1, Illinois, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,452,381.

American LaFrance, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=American_LaFrance

Elmira, New York, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmira,_New_York.

History of American LaFrance, http://www.fireengineering.com/content/dam/fe/online-articles/documents/2014/feamlafranceads.pdf; [large document, quite slow to load]

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X781-84S : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur G Sullivan, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0172, sheet 12B, family 320, line 68, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1461; FHL microfilm 2,341,196.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ14-FV7 : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur G Sullivan, Amherst Town, Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-13, sheet 26B, family 846, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2526; also https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-27832-14868-19?cc=2000219

Edith Gladys Sullivan, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index, 1906-1966 Petitions for Naturalization, U.S. District Court, Western Dist. of New York, M1677; Microfilm Serial: M1677; Microfilm Roll: 17: Name: Edith Gladys Sullivan; Court District: New York; Date of Action: 18 Nov 1941.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK6-B446 : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur Gordon Sullivan, 1946; Burial, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States of America, Forest Lawn Cemetery; citing record ID 38200468, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38200468.

“Appliance Maker Dead in Buffalo; [Arthur Gordon Sullivan.], Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York, July 1, 1946, page 1: “. . .  Sullivan, who succumbed yesterday after three months’ illness . . .”

Arthur Gordon Sullivan, death notice, Buffalo Courier-Express, July 2, 1946, page 15; http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2021/Buffalo%20NY%20Courier%20Express/Buffalo%20NY%20Courier%20Express%201946/Buffalo%20NY%20Courier%20Express%201946%20-%203250.pdf : “Sullivan – Arthur Gordon Sullivan of 254 Darwin Dr., Snyder, N.Y., June 30, 1946, husband of E. Gladys Sullivan; father of Arthur Gordon, Jr., Joyce, and the late John Gordon Sullivan, R.C.A.F. Friends may call at Steck, Lockwood & Clark Funeral Home, 2775 Main St. until noon Tuesday. Funeral services from Forest Lawn Chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends are invited. Mr. Sullivan was a past president of the Buffalo Gyro Club and a member of the lodge of the Ancient Landmarks No. 441, [A.] F. & A.M., under whose auspices the interment service will be conducted. Members of the Ancient Landmarks will meet at the chapel at 1:30.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H8V-TWW : accessed 17 June 2015), Gladys Sullivan, 1956; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,322,185. “ “Gladys Sullivan, 254 Darwin Drive, Buffalo 26, N.Y.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HDT-6KK : accessed 17 June 2015), Gladys E Sullivan, 1956; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,322,257.

John Gordon Sullivan, Canadian Virtual War Memorial, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2719912; “In memory of Sergeant John Gordon Sullivan, April 17, 1943; Military Service: Service Number: R/139333; Age: 24; Force: Air Force; Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force; Additional Information: Son of Arthur Gordon and Edith Gladys Sullivan, of Snyder; husband of Phyllis A. Sullivan, of Eggertsville.; Commemorated on Page 218 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance; Burial Information: Cemetery: BUFFALO CITY FOREST LAWN CEMETERY ; New York, United States of America; Grave Reference: Lot 7A. Sec. 19. Grave 1.”

Arthur Henry Cocking (son of John Henry Cocking)

Arthur Henry Cocking, http://records.ancestry.ca/arthur_henry_cocking_records.ashx?pid=70180394

Arthur Henry Cocking, http://www.geni.com/people/Arthur-Henry-Cocking/6000000009599586875.

Muriel Edith Pim, http://records.ancestry.ca/muriel_edith_pim_records.ashx?pid=51653131

Muriel Edith Cocking (Pim) (1896-1967), http://www.geni.com/people/Muriel-Edith-Cocking-Pim/6000000009599310203.

Henry (Harry) Pim (1864-1925), http://www.geni.com/people/Henry-Harry-Pim/6000000009599150716.

Laura Edith Pim (Sanderson) (1864-1914), http://www.geni.com/people/Laura-Edith-Pim-Sanderson/6000000009599312231.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1895-09-054335Arthur Cocking, date of birth: August 6, 1895; place of birth: Nanaimo.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-QRQZ : accessed 17 June 2015), Arthur Cocking, 1903; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPQF-GN1 : accessed 17 June 2015), Arthur Cocking, 24 Sep 1912; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 21, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 192, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

St. Andrew’s College Review, Summer 1919, Honor Roll, St. Andrews College Masters and Old Boys Serving the Empire, page 76, https://archive.org/stream/sustandrewscollege19stan#page/76/mode/1up/search/cocking: “Cocking, A.H., Lieut, R.A.F., Vancouver, St. Andrew’s College: 1911-1912”.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H22-7MX : accessed 17 June 2015), Arthur Cocking, Mar 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14794, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-NB2Y : accessed 19 June 2015), Henry Pim, 1925; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 11195017, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11195017.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7HS7 : accessed 19 June 2015), Henry Pim, 1925; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26316358, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26316358.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK9-FYC : accessed 19 June 2015), Laura Edith Pim, 09 Oct 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13101, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,129.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-NB21 : accessed 19 June 2015), Laura E Sanderson Pim, 1914; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 11195028, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11195028.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7H3D : accessed 19 June 2015), Laura E. Pim, 1914; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26282289, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26282289.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-3MN : accessed 14 June 2015), Arthur Henry Cocking and Muriel Edith Pim, 20 Aug 1921; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

Muriel Edith Pim and Arthur Henry Cocking, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1921, page 4: “Pim—Cocking. An interesting wedding took place at Christ Church on Saturday morning when Miss Muriel Edith, daughter of Mr. Henry Pim, became the bride of Mr. Arthur Henry Cocking. Rev. A.H. Sovereign performed the ceremony.

The bride was charming in a costume of navy duvetyn with a blue duvetyn hat and ermine neckpiece. Her corsage bouquet was of Ophelia roses. She was attended by Miss Margaret Pim and Mr. Drew Pratt was best man.

Mr. and Mrs. Cocking left for Victoria and on their return will reside at 875 Burrard Street.”

Muriel Edith Pim and Arthur Henry Cocking, wedding description, Vancouver World, August 22, 1921, page 6. [Similar to wedding description in Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1921, page 4, above.]

Muriel Edith Pim and Arthur Henry Cocking, wedding description, Vancouver Province, August 22, 1921, page 10. [Similar to wedding description in Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1921, page 4, above.]

A typical month for an RCAF Aircrew at Torbay between 1941-1945, http://www.kinfolks.ca/yabb/Attachments/Torbay.htm: “November 1941 witnessed the arrival of No. 11 Bomber Reconnaissance (BR) Squadron, the first RCAF Squadron to take up duties at the now operational air base. The following month Squadron Leader A.H. Cocking was attached on temporary duty as, evidently, the station’s first Commanding Officer. Squadron Leader W.C. Van Camp replaced Cocking in January 1942 and assumed command of both the station and 11 (BR) Squadron. From May 1942 until war’s end in 1945, RCAF Station Torbay was commanded by Newfoundland born Group Captain Roy S. Grandy.”

RCAF Station Alliford Bay, Chris Weicht, http://67.69.104.76:84/Pinetreeline/rds/detail/rds99-35.html: “Under the command of S/L Wray, effectively assisted by his adjutant F/L AH Cocking, Squadron personnel were divided into work parties – more frequently referred to as “Bull Gangs” – and the men took over the hard work of completing their station. All ranks yielded an axe or a shovel. Working side by side they built a sea wall, set up technical equipment, and carried out all the mundane, small jobs that were necessary to get the station fully operational. Strong friendships were forged and a spirit of cooperation developed amongst the men which sustained a high morale in spite of the fact that Alliford Bay was the most isolated of all the RCAF coastal Flying Boat Stations.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYM-6NL : accessed 14 June 2015), Muriel Edith Cocking, 01 Feb 1967; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13281, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,857.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-NBN7 : accessed 18 June 2015), Muriel E Pim Cocking, 1967; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 11194750, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11194750.

Muriel E. Cocking, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 3, 1967, page 28; Vancouver Province, February 3, 1967, page 24: “Cocking – Passed away peacefully in her 71st year on February 1, 1967, Muriel E. Cocking of 5638 Elm Street. Mrs. Cocking was a native daughter of Vancouver. Survived by her loving family, her husband Arthur H.; 1 daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Beth) Hall and 1 son, John. H.; 8 grandchildren N 1 SISTER, Mrs. Laura Swadell, vista, California. Funeral service Saturday, February 4, at 2 p.m. from Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 W. 41st Avenue, Rev. Harry Lennox, D.D. officiating, followed by cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the Cancer Research Bureau appreciated. T. Edwards Company in charge.”
John Henry Cocking, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Sept. 11 to September 12, 2008; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary-print.aspx?n=john-henry-cocking&pid=117271978; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2008-09/1221501739: “COCKING – John Henry The Family of John Henry Cocking (Johnny) announces his passing. John was born in Vancouver B.C. on April 23, 1925 and passed away peacefully in Coquitlam, B.C. on September 7, 2008. John is predeceased by his parents Arthur and Muriel Cocking. John is survived by his loving wife Irene, sister Beth Hall, son Wayne (Shirley), daughter Dianne (Del) and sons; Ron (Patricia), Herb (Alix) and Randy (Sue). Grandchildren; Darren (Dawn), Roger, Chad, Sean (Rose), Greg (Susan), Cindy (Ryan), David, Jennifer, Amy and Katie. Great-grandchildren; Cydney, Connor, Wesley, Curtis and Ayla. A private family celebration of life will take place. The family would like to extend gratitude for the wonderful care our father received at the Dufferin Care Centre. Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arthur H. Judge (officiated at marriage of John Henry Cocking and Bessie Louisa Bindon)

“Religious News and Views: . . . St. Matthew’s New Rector,” New York Times, August 4, 1900, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B00E1DA143DE433A25757C0A96E9C946197D6CF: “Rev. Arthur H. Judge of Franklin, Penn., the new rector of St. Matthew’s Protestant Episcopal Parish, which has been without a rector since the death of the Rev. Dr. Edward H. Krans just before Easter, will officiate for the first time to-morrow. Mr. Judge is a native of Canada and was educated at Lenox College and Seminary, Lenoxville, Canada. His first work in this city was as assistant to the Rev. Dr. Backus, at the Church of the Holy Apostles. He went from there to be curate in the Parish of the Heavenly Rest Chapel.” [Later Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024, http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StMatthewStTimothy.html.]

Arthur H. Judge died in 1955. Church of the Resurrection of New York, http://resurrectionnyc.org/pastclergy.html.

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM76-Y4X : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur Homer Judge, Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 3, p. 101; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1249, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,336.

“Canada Census, 1871,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42W-Q92 : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur Judge in household of Harriett Judge, Montcalm, Quebec Centre, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 84, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10097, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,059.

“Canada Census, 1881,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJD-B9X : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur Judge in household of Cornelius Judge, Banlieue, Centre Ward, Québec (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 37; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13211, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,847.

“New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVT7-YB1Z : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur H Judge, 1895; citing New York City, , New York, United States, Index to Naturalization Petitions filed in Federal, state and local court in New York, 1792-1906, NARA microfilm publication M1674 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 121; FHL microfilm 1,420,362.

“United States Census, 1900,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M34J-N21 : accessed 19 June 2015), Reverend A H Judge, Franklin city Ward 1, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 254, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,491.

“United States Census, 1910,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M59Q-CZN : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur H Judge, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1292, sheet 15A, family 327, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,058.

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-9D9Q : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur H Judge, 1917; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #57663, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, Roll 376, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVR2-G5GM : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur H Judge, 1919; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #92792, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, 817, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1920,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJY1-47Z : accessed 19 June 2015), Reverend Arthur Judge, Manhattan Assembly District 9, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 8A, family 133, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,201.

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJG-58M4 : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur Horner Judge, 1924; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #386605, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, 2458, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“United States Census, 1930,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4K5-FQM : accessed 19 June 2015), Arthur Judge, Manhattan (Districts 0251-0500), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0414, sheet 9A, family 239, line 34, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1554; FHL microfilm 2,341,289.

Arthur H. Judge, death notice, Newport Daily News, Newport, Rhode Island, July 22, 1955, page 2; http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/57452075/: “The Rev. Dr. Arthur H. Judge, rector emeritus of the Episcopal Church of St, Matthew and Sf. Timothy- in New York and father of Cyril B. Judge of “Sulthorne” on Webster Street, died Wednesday in New York. He was 96. Born in Montreal, he was ordained In 1883, has been rector emeritus since 1922. He had been president of the standing committee of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Now York. Besides his son here, Dr. Judge leaves two sons in New York, a daughter in Devon, Pa., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.”

Samuel Gough (Nanaimo resident) (in 1907 photograph with John Henry Cocking at Hollow Tree)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-6X1 : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough and Emily Elizabeth Woodward, 12 Nov 1877; citing Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,708.

“Canada Census, 1881,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-B8J : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough, Nanaimo & Noonas Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 42; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-JRC : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough, Nanaimo City North Ward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-PV3 : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough, E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 23, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-B8WJ : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough, 1911; citing Census, Nanaimo Sub-Districts 1-28, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLK-5Q6 : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough, 24 Dec 1925; citing Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13127, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,304.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-1S2Y : accessed 17 June 2015), Samuel Gough, 1925; Burial, Nanaimo, Nanaimo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 132049850, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132049850.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-HBQ : accessed 17 June 2015), Emily Elizabeth Gough, 11 Dec 1942; citing Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13177, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,637.

Samuel Gough, North Ward, notable residents, Nanaimo, https://www2.viu.ca/history/nanaimo/nward02.htm

Nanaimo Board of School Trustees fonds, http://www.memorybc.ca/nanaimo-board-of-school-trustees-fonds: “The records are in the legal custody of the City of Nanaimo because Samuel Gough, City Clerk, was Secretary of the School Board from 1893 until his death in 1925.”

John James Sparrow (previous owner of Palace Livery Stables)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-PXN : accessed 18 June 2015), John James Sparrow and Ida Lillian Ellison, 29 Dec 1897; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

“Canada Census, 1901,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-YJQ : accessed 18 June 2015), John J Sparrow, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Abbotsford Post, March 3, 1911, page 2, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/abpost/date/1911-03-02#2!sparrow: Column 1: “Feed store – J J. Sparrow.”; column 5: “Abbotsford Feed & Grain Store; J.J. Sparrow, prop.; Our prices are hard to beat: call and inspect stock.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK2-1QV : accessed 18 June 2015), John James Sparrow, 24 Nov 1931; citing Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13143, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,654.

Wesley Robinson Bryant (investor in Palace Livery Stables)

“Canada Census, 1881,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-ZWL : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley A. Bryant in household of Cornilius Bryant, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 90; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZH-TW5 : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley Robinson Bryant and Alice Blythe, 16 Mar 1887; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

“Canada Census, 1891,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-VF2 : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley Bryant, Nanaimo City North Ward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-43T : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley R Bryant, E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99FZ : accessed 18 June 2015), W R Bryant, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKH-88X : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley Robinson Bryant, 17 Mar 1916; citing Mission City, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13091, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,119.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-S2GS : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley R. Bryant, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26300024, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26300024.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGB-QQV : accessed 18 June 2015), Alice Bryant, 22 Feb 1931; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13141, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,652.

“Find A Grave Index,” Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-S2F7 : accessed 18 June 2015), Alice Bryant, 1931; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26260765, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26260765.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-WQ3 : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley R Bryant in entry for Lionel Dudley Bryant, 10 Jan 1888; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13808, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,957.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYB-1QX : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley Robinson Bryant in household of Lionel Dudley Bryant, 19 Apr 1968; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13289, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,942.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ2-YNR : accessed 18 June 2015), Westley Bryant in household of Reginald Wymond Bryant and Villarie Marie Rouleau, 20 Jun 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-LQF : accessed 18 June 2015), Wesley Bryant in household of Reginald Wymond Bryant, 01 Aug 1973; citing Mission, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13326, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,139.

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