Copp, Fred Thomas (1882-1943)

Fred Thomas Copp operated a restaurant at 1997 Georgia Street from 1910 to 1913. He lived at 1997 Georgia Street while he was running the restaurant. In 1912, the restaurant was called the “Terminal Tea Rooms.” In 1914, he was a salesman, living at 1961 Georgia Street (Turners Wharf).

Fred was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, on March 26, 1882. His father was Silas Woodford Copp. His mother was Arathusa Carter.

He arrived in Vancouver about 1906 and became a waiter, rooming at 541 Homer Street. In 1907, he was boarding at 1074 Seymour Street, and he was still working as a waiter.

On November 19, 1907, in Vancouver, he married Mattie May Egan. She was born on December 8, 1872, in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her father was Thomas Egan. Her mother was Mary Crocker.

In 1908, Fred, was a bartender at the Fairmont Hotel at 828 West Hastings Street.

From 1910 to 1913, he operated a restaurant at 1997 Georgia Street. The 1912 Vancouver directory said that the restaurant was called the Terminal Tea Rooms.

In 1914, Fred was a salesman and was living at 1961 Georgia Street (Turners Wharf).

He disappeared from the Vancouver directories for a time. By 1918, was with Canadian Explosives, and he was living at 1963 West Georgia Street.

Again he was not in the Vancouver directories until 1924, when he was a caretaker, living at Lochdale in Burnaby, British Columbia.

In 1930 he was a caretaker for Canadian Industries, living at Lochdale in Burnaby.

From 1932 to 1934, he was a caretaker for Canadian Industries, and was living at the Canadian Industries site on Burrard Inlet.

In 1936 and 1937, he was a caretaker for CIL, at was living at the foot of Duncan Street in Burnaby.

Fred died in Vancouver on August 4, 1943. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Mattie died in Vancouver on March 19, 1964. She was probably buried in Ocean View Burial Park.

Fred and Mattie did not have any children.

 

Sources

Fred Thomas Copp

“New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT39-DFH : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred Thomas Copp, 26 Mar 1882; citing Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, certificate 36717, Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,943,968.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2D4-T3J : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred Thomas Copp, 26 Mar 1882; citing Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, 26 Mar 1882, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,943,968.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK2-PD8 : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred Copp, Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148108; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148108-00350.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKX-2WH : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred T. Copp in household of Ruth K Patterson, E, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=2596&highlight=5&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Fred+T.+Copp; ‘http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000032441.pdf.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-P3T : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred Thomas Copp and Mattie May Egan, 19 Nov 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

Fred Thomas Copp and Mattie May Egan, wedding notice, Vancouver Province, November 29, 1907, page 9: “An interesting event occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Thomas Egan, Seymour street, when her daughter, Miss Mattie May, was united in marriage to Mr. Fred Thomas Copp, manager of the Fairmont Hotel. The ceremony was performed at 6 o’clock by Rev. Dr. H.W. Fraser. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and a large number of the friends of the bride and groom were present. The bride, who was prettily gowned in white and carried white flowers, was attended by Miss Claudia Egan, while the groom was assisted by Mr. James Wood. The bride was the recipient of many handsome presents.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2NH : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred Copp, 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=63682&highlight=22&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Jacob+Copp;  http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940058.pdf

1921 Canada Census, Frederick T. Copp, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 12; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLR-3XF : accessed 26 April 2015), Fred Thomas Copp, 04 Aug 1943; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13180, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,640.

Fred Thomas Copp, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 5, 1943, page 19: “Copp — August 4, 1943, Fred Thomas Copp of 3832 E. Hastings St., in his 62nd year. Survived by his loving wife, 1 brother, Professor W.P. Copp of Halifax, N.S.; also 1 sister, Mrs. S. Waterhouse, Montreal, P.Q. Funeral services from Mount pleasant Undertaking Co. Saturday, August 7, at 4 p.m., to Ocean View Burial Park, Rev. C.E. Batzold and Rev. H. Robinson officiating.”

Fred Thomas Copp, obituary, Vancouver Province, August 6, 1943, page 9: “Last rites for Fred Thomas Copp, 62, of 3832 East Hastings, who died Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Chapel. Mr. Copp was born in New Brunswick and had lived [unclear: 36?] years in Vancouver. He was shipper for Canadian Industries Ltd. Surviving are his wife, a brother, Prof. W.P. Copp,of Halifax, and a sister, Mrs. S. Waterhouse, in Montreal. Interment will take place in Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Mattie May Egan (wife of Fred Thomas Copp)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2DW-RJM : accessed 26 April 2015), Mattie May Egan, 01 Dec 1872; citing New Brunswick, Canada, 01 Dec 1872, reference 125; FHL microfilm 1,943,961.

“New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTSB-2YV : accessed 26 April 2015), Mattie May Egan, 09 Dec 1872; citing Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, certificate 36722, Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,943,961.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTV-WY2 : accessed 26 April 2015), Mattie May Copp, 19 Mar 1964; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13266, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,689.

Mattie May Copp, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 21, 1964, page 34; Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1964, page 36: “Copp – March 19, 1964, Mattie May, widow of the late Fred Thomas Copp, formerly of 833 E. Broadway, aged 91 years. Survived by 3 nephews, Harold and Tom Egan, of Vancouver; Ernest Egan, in California; 4 nieces, Mrs. Claudine Silver, Vancouver; Mrs. E.J. Leggett, Sorrento, B.C.; Mrs. Ruby Martin, Vancouver; Mrs. Anna Helgeson, Newport, Rhode Is. Funeral service will be conducted in Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway and 11th Ave., on Monday, March 23, at 3 p.m. Interment Ocean View.”

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