Cox, Alfred Arthur Cleaver (1860-1944)

A Arthur Cox - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory - 1911 - page 589.

A Arthur Cox – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory – 1911 – page 589.

Alfred Arthur Cleaver Cox (often called “Arthur”) was an architect. He lived at 1934 Haro Street in 1919 and 1920.

He was born in Oxfordshire, England in 1860. His father was James Cox; his mother was Elizabeth Cleaver.

In 1881, Arthur was living in Watford, England. He began his architecture training with William Henry Syme (1845-1926), an architect who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and who spent most of his life in England.

In 1885, he became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

After winning the Godwin Bursary Scholarship in 1890, he traveled in the United States and Canada. In 1890, he moved to Montreal, where he had an architectural partnership with Louis Auguste Amos (1869-1948).

In 1908, Arthur moved to Vancouver, where he continued his architectural practice.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1910 as “A Cox, architect, 635 Granville.” The street directory for 635 Granville Street referred to “Cox & Ames arch”; presumably, this refers to Louis Amos of Montreal, who was still Arthur’s partner in 1910.

Arthur designed several Vancouver office buildings, including: the Carter-Cotton Block, the Daily Province Building, and the Canada Life Building.

He also designed some private houses, including one in 1912 at 1790 Angus Drive in Shaughnessy Heights for railway official William Ferriman Salsbury (1847-1938).

On August 10, 1914, in Victoria, British Columbia, Arthur married Stella Margaret Callingham. She was born about 1883 in London, England. Her father was Robert Fairbrother Callingham; her mother was Jane Wilcox.

Arthur Cleaver Cox and Stella Margaret Callingham - Wedding announcement - Victoria Daily Colonist - August 11  1914 -page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist56y207uvic#page/n2/mode/1up

Arthur Cleaver Cox and Stella Margaret Callingham – Wedding announcement – Victoria Daily Colonist – August 11 1914 -page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist56y207uvic#page/n2/mode/1up

A A Cleaver Cox - move to 958 Broughton Street - Victoria Daily Colonist - August 24  1915 - page 6; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y220uvic#page/n5/mode/1up.

A A Cleaver Cox – move to 958 Broughton Street – Victoria Daily Colonist – August 24 1915 – page 6; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y220uvic#page/n5/mode/1up.

In 1917, Arthur became the advisory architect to the Provincial Military Hospitals Commission.

A Arthur Cox - appointment to Military Hospitals Commission - Business Notes - British Columbia Record - May 21 1917 - page 1; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/bcrecord/date/1917-05-21#1!cox.

A Arthur Cox – appointment to Military Hospitals Commission – Business Notes – British Columbia Record – May 21 1917 – page 1; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/bcrecord/date/1917-05-21#1!cox.

After the war, Arthur continued his architecture practice in Vancouver.

In 1919 and 1920, Arthur and Stella were living at 1934 Haro Street.

By the time of the 1921 Canada census, Arthur and Stella were living at 1700 Haro Street.

In 1926, Arthur designed the Vancouver Women’s Building at 752 Thurlow Street (which later became Oil Can Harry’s nightclub).

Vancouver Women’s Building - 752 Thurlow Street - Vancouver City Archives, Bu N292;  http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-womens-building-at-robson-and-thurlow-streets.

Vancouver Women’s Building – 752 Thurlow Street – Vancouver City Archives, Bu N292; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-womens-building-at-robson-and-thurlow-streets.

Oil Can Harry’s, May 1974, Vancouver City Archives, VA 778-433 - 700 Thurlow Street east side, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/700-thurlow-street-east-side-5

Oil Can Harry’s, May 1974, Vancouver City Archives, VA 778-433 – 700 Thurlow Street east side, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/700-thurlow-street-east-side-5

Arthur and Stella moved to England about 1934, although Arthur appeared in the Vancouver directories until 1935.

Arthur died in November 1944, in Souldern, Bichester, Oxfordshire, England.

In 1946, Stella appeared in New York City immigration records, which described her occupation as “teacher of painting.”

Stella died in Windsor district in England in 1948.

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Alfred Arthur Cleaver Cox

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“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ8-P7H : accessed 22 March 2015), Alfred Arthur Cox and Stella Margaret Callingham, 10 Aug 1914; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

Married, Victoria Daily Colonist, August 13, 1914, page 7: “Cox-Callingham – On Monday, the 10th inst., at Chirst Church Cathedreal, Victoria, B.C., by the Very Reverend the Dean of Columbia, Arthur Cleaver Cox, F.R.I.B.A. to Stella Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Callingham, London, England.”

Society, Vancouver Province, August 11, 1914, page 8; Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1914, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. A. Arthur Cox have returned from Vancouver Island and are at present staying at the Hotel Vancouver.”

1921 Canada census, Alfred Arthur Cleaver Cox, 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.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCC-GKJT : accessed 1 April 2015), Alfred A Cox, 1944; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Stella Margaret Callingham (wife of Alfred Arthur Cleaver Cox)

Robert Callingham, http://www.ourfamtree.org/browse.php/Robert-Callingham/p151453

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“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24GC-KK8 : accessed 22 March 2015), Stella Margaret Cleaver-Cox, 1946; 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 2,295,828.

William Henry Syme (architect)

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“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKR-6XS : accessed 1 April 2015), Isabel Salsbury, 15 Dec 1946; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13192, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,424.

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