Conley, Charles (1841-1915)

Charles Conley was a carpenter. He was at 1863 Morton Avenue in 1909 and at 1841 Morton Avenue from 1910 to 1913. A person named Charles Conley also appeared at 1842 Pendrell Street from 1909 to 1913.

Charles Conley was born on June 10, 1841, in Toronto, Ontario. It appears that his parents were John and Elizabeth Conley.

Charles was married to an unknown person, who died before 1886. It appears that Charles may have lived in Oakland, California for a time. He was a member of the Oakland lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows.

By the early 1880s, Charles was living in Victoria, British Columbia.

On May 5, 1886, in Victoria, Charles married Sophia Luxford. She was born on May 6, 1855 in London, England. Her parents were Thomas Bass White and Catherine White.

Sophia had been married before, to Frederick Luxford (1839-1884). Frederick was born in Dartford, Kent, England on October 13, 1839. He was a gardener and seed salesman. It appears that Frederick and Sophia had lived in New York State about 1870. By the mid-1870s, Frederick and Sophia were in Victoria. Frederick died in Victoria on October 28, 1884. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Charles and Sophia lived in Victoria until about 1890. By 1891, Charles appeared in the Vancouver directory, living at 1202 Georgia Street. The 1891 Canada census described him as a retired carpenter.

Charles and Sophia continued to live in Vancouver.

Sophia died in Vancouver on March 6, 1908. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Charles died in Vancouver on January 12, 1915. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Sources

 

Charles Conley

Victoria and Vancouver directories.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZH-T88 : accessed 19 April 2015), Charles Conley and Sophia Luxford, 05 May 1886; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NBG : accessed 19 April 2015), Charles Conley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00010.pdf

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P59 : accessed 19 April 2015), Charles Conley, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M534 : accessed 19 April 2015), C Conley, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63745&highlight=23&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+C+Conley.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK9-PBZ : accessed 19 April 2015), Charles Couley [sic], 12 Jan 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13101, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,129.

Charles Conley, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 13, 1915, page 11: “Conley – Charles Conley, 76 years of ate, who has been a resident of the city for about 27 years, passed away at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The funeral will take place from Greene & Merkley’s parlors, 305 Pender street west, at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon under the auspices of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Religious services will be conducted y Mr. Knapp of the First Spiritual Society. The body will be laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, beside that of his wife, who preceded him almost seven years ago.”

Charles Conley, funeral notice, Vancouver Province, January 14, 1915, page 11; Vancouver Sun, January 15, 1915, page 7: “Members are requested to attend the funeral service of our late brother, Charles Conley of Oakland Lodge No. 118, Oakland, Cal, at Greene & Merkeley’s parlors at 2 p.m. Friday, the 15th inst. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. A.G Gulland, Sec. General Relief Board.

 

Sophia White (wife of Charles Conley)

“United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8JC-HJ4 : accessed 19 April 2015), Sophia Luxford in household of Fred Luxford, New York, United States; citing p. 130, family 925, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,468.

“Mrs. F. Luxford, Fashionable Dressmaker, Government Street,” Daily British Colonist, April 6, 1877, page 2, column 4, near top of page, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18770406uvic/18770406#page/n0/mode/1up

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NBP : accessed 19 April 2015), Sophia Conley, 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:KHVN-P5S : accessed 19 April 2015), Sophia Conley in household of Charles Conley, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKC-5M2 : accessed 19 April 2015), Sophia Conley, 06 Mar 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13096, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,124. [Medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12399-241635-34?cc=1538285.]

Sophia Conley, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 7, 1908, page 24: “Conley: The death occurred yesterday of Sophia Conley, aged sixty, wife of Mr. C. Conley, 1842 Pendrill [sic] street. The deceased was a native of London, and came to this country thirty years ago.”

 

Frederick Luxford (first husband of Sophia White)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NS2-75K : accessed 19 April 2015), Frederick Luxford, 1839; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Dartford, Kent, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV33-FRVP : accessed 19 April 2015), Fredrick Luxford, 1863; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm . New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891230 – 17 Jun 1863-9 Jul 1863.

“Luxford’s Plants,” Daily British Colonist, April 18, 1877, page 2, column 4, near bottom of page, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18770418uvic/18770418#page/n1/mode/1up.

“Cheap and Reliable Seeds!” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 2, 1881, page 2, column 4, near bottom of page, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18810402uvic/18810402#page/n1/mode/1up

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG2-T3L : accessed 19 April 2015), Frederick Luxford, 28 Oct 1884; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13077, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,287.

F. Luxford, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, October 29, 1884, page 3, column 6, about middle of page, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18841029uvic/18841029#page/n2/mode/1up: “Death.—Mr. F. Luxford, the well known gardner, died yesterday afte a brief illness. He leaves a wife but no children.”

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-29LV : accessed 19 April 2015), Frederick Luxford, 1884; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121311271, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121311271.

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