Crawford, John George Hewitt (1858-1944)

J G Crawford - Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory - 1900-1901 - page 793

J G Crawford – Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory – 1900-1901 – page 793.

 

1800 Block Barclay Street - Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory - 1900-1901 - page 664

1800 Block Barclay Street – Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory – 1900-1901 – page 664.

 

John George Hewitt Crawford (often called John George Crawford or J. G. Crawford) was an importer, commission merchant, and shipping agent.

According to the Vancouver directory, he lived at 1841 Barclay Street in 1900. (It appears that a later address for this house was 1835 Barclay Street.)

He was at 1835 Barclay Street in 1916.

 

Family Background

John George Crawford was born in Liverpool, England on July 18, 1858. His parents were George Crawford (born about 1836 in Fermanagh, Ireland) and Martha Wiseley (born about 1831 in Donegal, Ireland).

 

Marriage to Emma Smith

On August 23, 1881, Holy Trinity Church in Walton Breck, Liverpool, John married Emma Stanley Smith. She was born in Liverpool, England, on March 18, 1861. Her parents were Edward Stanley Smith and Rachel Dean.

 

Ancestry.com. Liverpool, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Liverpool Record Office; Liverpool, England; Reference Number: 283 WBK/3/2. Name: John George Hewitt Crawford; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: Full Age; Event Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 23 Aug 1881; Marriage Place: Walton Breck, Holy Trinity, Lancashire, England; Father: George Crawford; Spouse: Emma Smith.

 

To Vancouver

John and Emma arrived in Vancouver about 1891.

By early 1892, the Vancouver Daily World was referring to John as the local manager of Baker Brothers and Company:

 

“The World is indebted to Mr. Crawford, manager here for Messrs. Baker Bros. & Co., of Liverpool, for a copy of the Liverpool Journal of Commerce of the 19th Dec., in which appears a report of a meeting of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. The President of the Chamber in moving the adoption of the report amongst other matters said: “In regard to the request that the chamber should act as a local committee for the Chicago Exhibition, he thought that, had the application come some fifteen or twenty years previously, the chamber would have readily supported anything of the kind, but, owing to the extreme tariffs, nobody exhibiting in Chicago would get any business out of it, and in addition to that their patterns would be imitated by the Americans. He considered they were not interested one way or another, and he would suggest that they did not take the slightest trouble about it, especially as they were not a manufacturing centre. The minutes were then unanimously carried.”

Vancouver Daily World, January 6, 1892, page 2.

 

Later in January 1892, the Victoria Daily Colonist also had a reference to John [calling him Mr. I. Crawford] as the representative of Baker Brothers and Company:

 

 

The company went through a series of changes. In 1896, the Vancouver directories referred to John’s business as “Baker, Crawford & Co.” By 1898, the company was called “J. G. Crawford & Co.”

 

In 1900, the company sold its inventory, and the Crawfords prepared to move to Toronto, Ontario.

 

Vancouver Province, April 20, 1900, page 12, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, July 28, 1900, page 8, column 5.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 1, 1900, page 10, columns 2 and 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 11, 1900, page 11, column 3.

 

 

In the spring of 1901, John was back in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, April 9, 1901, page 4, column 3.

 

From 1916 to 1918, the Crawfords were living at 1835 Barclay Street, which appears to be the same house that they occupied around 1900 (when the house number was 1841 Barclay Street).

 

Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1916, page 3, column 4.

 

 

Business

By 1917, John had established the Crawford Storage Company, which was his main business from then on.

He was also secretary-treasurer of McNeill, Welch and Wilson Ltd. and manager of the Great Northern Transfer Company. He lived at 1835 Barclay Street in 1917 and 1918.

McNeill, Welch and Wilson Ltd. supplied jingle pot coal and building material. John Duncan McNeill (1866-1958) was the managing director and president of the company.

 

McNeill Welch and Wilson Ltd - British Columbia Record - June 1 1917 - page 2; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/bcrecord/date/1917-06-01#2

McNeill Welch and Wilson Ltd – British Columbia Record – June 1 1917 – page 2.

 

The Great Northern Transfer Company had its offices at Union Station on Main Street.

 

Great Northern Transfer Company - British Columbia Record - April 17 1918 - page 2; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/bcrecord/date/1918-04-17#2!great+northern

Great Northern Transfer Company – British Columbia Record – April 17 1918 – page 2.

 

Move to Angus Avenue

The Crawfords lived in West End apartments for about three years from 1918 to 1921. By 1921, they were at 4862 Angus Avenue (which later became Angus Drive).

 

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1921, page 8, column 5.

 

 

4862 Angus Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia; Google Streets, searched March 2, 2020; image dated April 2012.

 

Emma died in Vancouver on January 3, 1931.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 5, 1931, page 5, column 2.

 

Later in January 1931, the contents of the Angus Drive house were for sale by auction.

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 17, 1931, page 14, column 3.

 

Marriage to Minnie Mott

On July 12, 1938, in Seattle, Washington, John married Minnie Melissa Clements.

 

King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present – John G Crawford – Minnie M Clemen [sic]; Record Series: Marriage Records; Collection: King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present; County: King; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol71_92; Groom’s Name: John G Crawford; Bride’s Name: Minnie M Clements; Marriage Date: 07-12-1938; Recording Date: Notes: Source: /Record/View/6D662BF628651F99875AE13F9672CCD8; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/6D662BF628651F99875AE13F9672CCD8.

 

Minnie was born in Parkhill, Middlesex County, Ontario, on March 15, 1876. Her parents were John Harmond Mott (1829-1936) and Elizabeth Ann Mayhood (born about 1846). (Some sources suggest that her surname was Hamilton or Hammond. It appears that some members of this family had Hamilton as one of their given names. Other members had Harmond as part of their given names.)

 

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMXP-8XX : 16 July 2017), Minnie M Mott, 15 Mar 1876; citing Birth, Parkhill, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,207. Name: Minnie M Mott; Event Type: Birth; Event Date: 15 Mar 1876; Event Place: Parkhill, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; Gender: Female; Father’s Name: John H Mott; Mother’s Name: Elizabeth Ann Mayhood; Certificate Number: 20144; Reference ID: cn 20144; GS Film Number: 1845207; Digital Folder Number: 004529899; Image Number: 00715.

 

John Mott worked for some time as a butcher. When he died in 1936, he was 106 years old.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1936, page 10, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1936, page 11, column 1.

 

Minnie had been married before, to Frederick Simeon Clements, who was a civil engineer and surveyor. The marriage was on November 27, 1901 in Nelson, British Columbia.

 

Nelson Tribune, November 28, 1901, page 4, column 3.

 

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-SLGM : 15 March 2018), F S Clements and Minnie M Mott, Marriage , Nelson, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 02 Dec 1901; FHL microfilm 2,218,686.

 

Nelson Daily Miner, November 28, 1901, page 4, column 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/ndaymine/items/1.0083992#p3z-2r0f:

 

Frederick died at Sooke, British Columbia on May 14 1935.

 

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-KCKK : 15 March 2018), Frederic Simeon Clements, Death 1935, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 15 May 1935; FHL microfilm 2,223,253.

 

 

John and Minnie: After Marriage

After John and Minnie were married, they lived briefly in the Kenmore Apartments at 1075 Gilford Street.

 

Kenmore Apartments, 1075 Gilford Street, 1943; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 5162; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/5162.jpg.

Kenmore Apartments, 1075 Gilford Street, 1943; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 5162; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/5162.jpg.

 

 

They later moved to the Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, January 14, 1939, page 12, column 3.

 

In late 1941, they moved to the Huntington Apartments, at 1915 Beach Avenue.

 

Vancouver Province, November 3, 1941, page 12, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 27, columns 1-4.

Huntington Apartments, 1915 Beach Avenue; Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 27, columns 1-4.

 

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1942, page 598.

 

John died in Vancouver on May 12, 1944. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park.

 

Vancouver Province, May 12, 1944, page 10, column 1.

 

 

Minnie: Later Life

Minnie’s sister, Rebecca McLennan, died in Vancouver on August 31, 1947.

 

Vancouver Province, September 2, 1947, page 15, column 4.

 

Minnie continued as the president of Crawford Storage Company through the 1940s and 1950s. By 1953, she had moved to an apartment in Hycroft Towers at 1445 Marpole Avenue.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1953, page 102 [edited image].

 

Vancouver Province, June 5, 1950, page 28, columns 3-5.

 

Minnie married Morton Thomas, probably sometime in the late 1950s.

Minnie died in Vancouver on October 8, 1960.

 

Vancouver Province, October 11, 1960, page 36, column 3.

 

 

John Crawford and Emma Smith had the following children.

 

George Edward Crawford

George Edward Crawford was born in England on June 7, 1882. He worked as a sales manager for Canadian Fishing Company.

George married Mary Masters. She was born on December 10, 1885, in Portland, Oregon. Her father was Thomas Masters.

George died in Vancouver on May 18, 1945. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 19, 1945, page 19, column 3.

 

Mary died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 4, 1968. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 5, 1968, page 36, column 2.

 

 

Oswald Crawford

Oswald Crawford was born on April 2, 1894, in Edgemont, Cheshire, England (although one source gives British Columbia as his birthplace).

On March 31, 1917, in Vancouver, Oswald married Marjory Grace Willans. She was born in Buckerham, England, on July 21, 1897. Her parents were John Willans and Mary Wilbourne.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1916, page 3, column 4.

 

Oswald later became a traffic manager for McMillan Bloedel.

Marjory died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on May 4, 1981.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 6, 1981, page F1, column 4.

 

Oswald died in Surrey, British Columbia, on January 11, 1993.

 

Vancouver Province, January 13, 1993, page D2, column 4.

 

 

Olga Stanley Crawford

Olga Stanley Crawford was born in England on February 2, 1888 (although one source gives her birthdate as November 25, 1891).

On June 7, 1913, in Vancouver, Olga married George Arnold Birks. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, on April 14, 1892. His parents were Frederick Birks and Sarah Kieller Dillon. [George was a brother of Frederick Claude Birks (1880-1951), who lived at 1874 Pendrell Street in 1912.]

George became the head of Birks-Crawford, a food brokerage company in Vancouver. During the Second World War, he was an advisor with the Wartime Prices and Trade Board in Vancouver. He died in Ottawa on September 30, 1942.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 3, 1942, page 20, column 1.

 

Olga died in Vancouver on May 19, 1982.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 21, 1982, page 33, column 6.

 

 

Gwendolyn May Crawford

Gwendolyn May Crawford was born in Cheshire, England on May 2, 1885.

On February 28, 1907, in Vancouver, she married Kenneth Jardine Burns, who was a general agent for the Great Northern Railway. He was born on October 10, 1878, in Rochester, Kent, England. His parents were William Burns and Helen Elizabeth Muirhead.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 4, 1907, page 8, column 6.

 

Kenneth later became the port manager for the National Harbour Board’s port in Vancouver.

Gwendolyn died in Vancouver on February 23, 1947. She was buried in Forest Lawn Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 24, 1947, page 22, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, February 25, 1947, page 17, column 1.

 

Kenneth died in Vancouver on March 5, 1966. He was buried in Forest Lawn Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Vancouver Province, March 7, 1966, page 25, column 2.

 

Sources

George Crawford (father of John George Hewitt Crawford)

George Crawford (1832–1903); Birth: ABT 1832, County Fermanagh, Ireland; Death: OCTOBER 1903, Chorlton, Lancashire, England (ancestry.ca) [tentative death information].

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBNF-C7V : 24 April 2019), George Crawford, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-J9SK : 13 December 2017), George Crawford, Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 3686/118, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,065.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:73XD-8N2 : 6 May 2019), George Crawford, Kirkdale, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Martha (mother of John George Hewitt Crawford)

Martha Crawford (1825–1891); Birth: ABT 1825, Donegal, Ireland; Death: JANUARY 1891, Chester, Cheshire, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBNF-C7K : 24 April 2019), Martha Crawford in entry for George Crawford, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-J93D : 13 December 2017), Martha Crawford in household of George Crawford, Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 3686/118, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,065.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JFR-VH2 : 31 December 2014), Martha Crawford, 1891; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chester, Cheshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3GS-TY4 : 7 December 2017), Martha Crawford, 22 Jan 1891, Burial; citing item 8 p 38, , Tarvin, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,999,756.

 

John George Hewitt Crawford

John George Hewitt Crawford (1858–1944); Birth: SEP 1858, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; Death: 12 MAY 1944, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

Marriages: Birth, Marriage & Death Notices, Donaghmore, Co Donegal, 1829 to 1856; Transcribed from the Strabane Morning Post, Londonderry Standard & Londonderry Sentinel: August 4, 1857, marriage of George Crawford, Dromore, to Martha Wiseley, Ballinacor.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26YT-RRS : accessed 4 April 2015), John George Hewitt Crawford, 1858; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBNF-C72 : accessed 4 April 2015), John G H Crawford in household of George Crawford, Kirkdale, Lancashire, England; from “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 10, folio 65, p. 11, West Derby registration district, Everton subdistrict, ED 109, household 62, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 841,918.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-J9QW : 13 December 2017), Jno G H Crawford in household of George Crawford, Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 3686/118, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,065.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DT7-9H3 : accessed 4 April 2015), John George H Crawford, 1881; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, West Derby, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.ca: CHURCH HISTORIES & RECORDS: NAME: Emma Smith; SPOUSE: John George Hewitt Crawford; FATHER: Edward Stanley Smith; BIRTH: abt 1861; MARRIAGE: 23 Aug 1881 – Walton Breck, Holy Trinity, Lancashire.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-T1F : accessed 4 April 2015), John Crawford in household of Thomas E Bray, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59831&highlight=28&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Crawford; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010295.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99HR : accessed 3 April 2015), Josh Crawford, 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,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG7-7G8 : accessed 3 April 2015), John George Crawford, 12 May 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13183, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,206.

 

Emma Stanley Smith (wife of John George Crawford)

“England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:233R-P1T : accessed 4 April 2015), Edward Smith and Rachel Dean, 07 Jun 1857, Marriage; citing St Mary’s Parsonage, Manchester, Lancashire, England, Archives Central Library, Manchester; FHL microfilm .

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5GL-FHT : accessed 4 April 2015), Edwd Stanley Smith in entry for Mary Alice Smith, 18 Feb 1863; citing HOLY TRINITY,SALFORD,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.72 M1 V26SV4, 5, 7.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TZJ : accessed 3 April 2015), Emma Crowford, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59840&highlight=41&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Emma+Crowford; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010304.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGB-8M6 : accessed 3 April 2015), Emma Stanley Crawford, 03 Jan 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13141, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,652.

“Pioneer Church Worker Dies,” Vancouver Sun, January 5, 1931, page 5, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eCpmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3556%2C319640: “Mrs. Emma Stanley Crawford, 70, wife of John George Crawford, and one of the first women members of Christ Church Cathedral, died at her home, 4862 Angus Avenue, Saturday. She came to Vancouver 38 years ago from Liverpool. Mrs. Crawford is survived by her husband, two sons, George E. and Oswald; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth J. Burns and Mrs. G.A Birks, all of this city; two sisters, Mrs. A.E. Westbrook, Regina, and Mrs. Kiel, Hightown Liverpool, England, and one brother, A.V. Smith, San Francisco. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, in Center & Hanna’s chapel, with Very Rev. Dean R.J. Renison officiating.”

 

John Harmond Mott (father of Minnie Melissa Mott)

“Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VN2Y-FVF : 11 May 2018), John Mott and Elizabeth Ann Mayhood, 28 Feb 1863; citing reference ID , various county clerks and libraries, Michigan; FHL microfilm 976,870.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-HNS : 20 May 2019), John Mott, Parkhill, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing John Mott, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5V-NQX : 8 November 2017), John Harmond Mott, 1936.

 

Elizabeth Ann Mayhood (mother of Minnie Melissa Mott)

Elizabeth Ann Mayhood (1846 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/93KH-GN8.

“Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VN2Y-FVN : 11 May 2018), John Mott and Elizabeth Ann Mayhood, 28 Feb 1863; citing reference ID , various county clerks and libraries, Michigan; FHL microfilm 976,870.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-HN3 : 20 May 2019), Elizabeth A. Mott in household of John Mott, Parkhill, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing John Mott, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Minnie Melissa Mott (wife of John George Hewitt Crawford)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMXP-8XX : 16 July 2017), Minnie M Mott, 15 Mar 1876; citing Birth, Parkhill, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,207.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-HNL : 20 May 2019), Minnie M. Mott in household of John Mott, Parkhill, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing John Mott, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLJ-59Y : 3 August 2016), Minnie Mott, Parkhill, Middlesex North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148154.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-CD4 : 16 December 2019), Minnie Mott in household of William Chutick, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-515122; Frederick S Clements and Minnie Melissa Mott; BC Archives Microfilm Number: NOT filmed; GSU Microfilm Number: FILMED; date of marriage: November 27, 1901; place of marriage: Nelson.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DC8H : 16 March 2018), Minnie M Clements in entry for S F Clements, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

 

Frederick Simeon Clements (husband of Minnie Melissa Mott)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6C-71D : 20 May 2019), Frederic Clemants in household of Frederic Clemants, Kingsclear 6, York, New Brunswick, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Frederic Clemants, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario [possible connection].

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKL-YLP : 3 August 2016), Frederick T Clements, Kingsclear, York, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148109. [possible connection].

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-ZYF : 16 December 2019), S Frederick Clements in household of C Frank Green, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-515122; Frederick S Clements and Minnie Melissa Mott; BC Archives Microfilm Number: NOT filmed; GSU Microfilm Number: FILMED; date of marriage: November 27, 1901; place of marriage: Nelson.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DC84 : 16 March 2018), S F Clements, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Prince Rupert (City), Skeena, British Columbia; Page Number: 19. Name: Frederick S Clemont; Gender: Male; Marital status: Married; Age: 48; Birth Year: abt 1873; Birth Place: New Brunswick; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse’s name: Minnie M Clemont; Father Birth Place: New Brunswick; Mother Birth Place: New Brunswick; Racial or Tribal Origin: English; Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Skeena; District Number: 21; Sub-District: Prince Rupert (City); Sub-District Number: 22; City, Town or Village: Prince Rupert; Street or Township: 855 3rd Avenue; Municipality: Prince Rupert; Occupation: Taxi Driver; Income: 3500; Household Members: Frederick S Clemont: age: 48; Minnie M Clemont: age: 44.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGR-9GM : 8 November 2017), Frederic Simeon Clements, 1935.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-WZD1 : 15 March 2018), Frederic S Clements, Death , British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 17 May 1935; FHL microfilm 2,223,253.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-1QNL : 13 December 2015), Frederick Simeon Clements, 1935; Burial, Sooke, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Sooke Harbour Cemetery; citing record ID 134946229, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134946229: “Frederick Simeon Clements; Birth: 24 Jan 1873; Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada; Death: 14 May 1935 (aged 62), Sooke, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Sooke Harbour Cemetery, Sooke, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 134946229; Son of Frederick William de Pyster Clements and Mary Ann Jones. Husband to Minnie Melissa Mott of London, Ontario.”

 

George Hamilton Mott (brother of Minnie Melissa Mott)

George Hamilton Mott (10 December 1861 – 30 May 1931); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K2X4-68L.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-HNQ : 20 May 2019), George H. Mott in household of John Mott, Parkhill, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing John Mott, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK2-B9F : 8 November 2017), George Hamilton Mott, 1931.

 

 

Rebecca Jane Mott (sister of Minnie Melissa Mott)

Marriage Information; Registration Number: 1885-001411; Place of Marriage: South Dufferin; Date of Marriage: 25/11/1885; William John Chittock and Rebecca Jane Chittock.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-D7F4 : 16 March 2018), Rebecca Mclennan in entry for J C Mclennan, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-H4B : 8 November 2017), Rebecca Mclennan, 1947; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/71a6bd6e-06fc-450e-9ced-f80c98fb505a

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-T2XF : 6 December 2016), Rebecca McLennan, ; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 169720897, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169720897: “Rebecca “Re” Mott McLennan; Birth: unknown; Death: 1947; Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Timberland Section; Memorial ID: 169720897. Inscription: Rebecca (Re) McLennan, 1947.”

 

William John Chittock (husband of Rebecca Jane Mott)

William John Chittick (1858–1928); Birth: 20 OCT 1858, Ontario, Canada; Death: 10 MAY 1928 (ancestry.ca).

Marriage Information; Registration Number: 1885-001411; Place of Marriage: South Dufferin; Date of Marriage: 25/11/1885; William John Chittock and Rebecca Jane Chittock.

 

John Charles McLennan (husband of Rebecca Jane Mott)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-CDH : 16 December 2019), John C Mclennon in household of William Chutick, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Reid Lewis Mc Lennan (son of Rebecca Jane Mott)

British Columbia Marriage Registration; Registration Number: 1940-09-497583; Reid Lewis McLennan and Laura Grace Bragg; date of marriage: September 11, 1940; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/20baa370-b0cd-45eb-96c2-64d5a10043f9. [Parents of Reid Lewis McLennan: John Charles McLennan and Rebecca Mott.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL51-J9D : 8 November 2017), Reid Lewis Mc Lennan, 1958. (Father’s Name: John Mc Lennan; Mother’s Name: Rebecca Hamilton; Spouse’s Name: Laura Grace Bragg);

 

George Edward Crawford (son of John George Crawford)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XVG-FQR : accessed 4 April 2015), George Edward Crawford, 1882; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Derby, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. [possible connection]

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1905-09-514675, George Edward Crawford and Mary Masters; date of marriage: April 5, 1905; place of marriage: New Westminster.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP7-KLK : accessed 3 April 2015), George Edward Crawford, 18 May 1945; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13187, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,324.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-38C : accessed 4 April 2015), Mary Masters, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYB-JBX : accessed 4 April 2015), Mary Crawford, 04 Apr 1968; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13289, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,942.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGH-DZ6 : accessed 4 April 2015), Alan Masters Crawford, 20 Jun 1986; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16581, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,358,021.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1938-09-463916, George Edward Crawford and Daphne Ford Colley Foster; date of marriage: September 7, 1938; place of marriage: Vancouver.

 

Oswald Crawford (son of John George Crawford)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-GH8 : accessed 3 April 2015), Oswald Crawford and Marjory Grace Willans, 31 Mar 1917; 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,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1P-CYX : accessed 3 April 2015), Marjory Grace Crawford, 04 May 1981; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13611, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,487.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1993-09-000701; Oswald Crawford; date of death: January 11, 1993; place of death: Surrey.

 

Olga Stanley Crawford (daughter of John George Crawford)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-23T : accessed 3 April 2015), George Arnold Birks and Olga Stanley Crawford, 07 Jun 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X25H-5MW : accessed 4 April 2015), George Almond Birks, 23 Aug 1942; from “Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1957,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing arrival port Brownsville Municipal Airport, Brownsville, Texas, NARA microfilm publication M1502 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 25.

“G. Arnold Birks Dies Suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, October 2, 1942, page 5: By The Canadian Press OTTAWA Oct 2. G. Arnold Birks president of the firm of Birks Crawford Limited food brokers of Vancouver died suddenly in the capital Wednesday. Mr. Birks had business dealings in most important cities of Canada the United States and Mexico. Since last December he had been with the Wartime Prices and Trade Board at Vancouver as a special advisor on food imports. The body was sent to Vancouver late Thursday for funeral service and burial.”

G. Arnold Birks, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 2, 1942, page 22, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gDNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1021%2C232656 [Link leads to top of page; death notice is in column 1.]: “Birks – At Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 20, 1942, G. Arnold Birks, of 4237 Angus Drive. Survived by his wife; 2 sons, Arnold on active service with the R.C.A., Peter at home; 1 daughter, Mrs. Mrs. Douglas Peden, city; 1 grandchild. Private funeral service Monday afternoon, October 5th, at 2 o’clock, in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Very Rev. Dean Cecil Swanson, D.D., officiating. No flowers by request.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL16-VY8 : accessed 4 April 2015), Olga Stanley Birks, 19 May 1982; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13620, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,741.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXMG-H7H : accessed 4 April 2015), George Arnold Birks, 1926; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,755,708.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242Y-PVG : accessed 4 April 2015), George Arnold Birks, 1939; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,758,171.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24L1-FB9 : accessed 4 April 2015), George Arnold Birks, 1945; 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 2,295,788.

George Arnold Birks, Old Times, [Upper Canada College], July 1946, page 18: https://archive.org/stream/oldtimesjul1946ucco#page/18/mode/1up/search/birks: “George Arnold Birks (’40-’41) enlisted in R.C.A. Sept., ’41 ; Gnr. L/Bdr. June, ’42; Bdr. Aug., ’42, Sgt. Nov., ’42; Lt. June, ’43; over-seas Sept., ’43 ; Italy ; N.-W. Europe Jan., ’45, to Jan., ’46; discharged Feb., ’46; Kelly, Douglas and Co., 1851 West 36th St., Vancouver.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG4-N5R : accessed 4 April 2015), Peter Crawford Birks, 15 Nov 1985; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16576, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,358,016.

George Arnold Birks, death notice: “BIRKS George Arnold Arnie passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2009. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Audrie, older daughter Deborah, her husband Ronald, their children Megan, Erin, and Andrew, Arnie’s younger daughter Stephanie, and special family companion Lola. Predeceased by his brother Peter Birks and his sister Betty Peden; survived by sisters-in-law Joan Birks and Agnes Richardson. Many thanks to Dr. Peter Grantham, the wonderful staff and special care-givers at Point Grey Private Hospital, who through their excellent care and compassion, ensured that Arnie left this life as he had lived each day – as a true gentleman. Please join the family on Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Shaughnessy Golf Club, 4300 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver.” [Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 28, 2009.]

 

Gwendolyn May Crawford (daughter of John George Crawford)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-GZD : accessed 3 April 2015), Kenneth Jardine Burns and Gwendolyn May Crawford, 28 Feb 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

Kenneth Jardine Burns, http://records.ancestry.ca/kenneth_jardine_burns_records.ashx?pid=149039779.

Kenneth Jardine Burns, Who’s Who in British Columbia, volume 4, page 34; volume 5, page 63; volume 6, page 36; volume 7, page 31.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRF-M2N : accessed 4 April 2015), Gwendolyn May Burns, 23 Feb 1947; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13193, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,477.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTT-QJC : accessed 4 April 2015), Kenneth Jardine Burns, 05 Mar 1966; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13276, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,800.

 

John Duncan McNeill

John Duncan McNeill, Arthur M. Hull, Coal men of America, a biographical and historical review of the world’s greatest industry, http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/arthur-m-hull/coal-men-of-america-a-biographical-and-historical-review-of-the-worlds-greates-hci/page-79-coal-men-of-america-a-biographical-and-historical-review-of-the-worlds-greates-hci.shtml.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP6-B17 : accessed 4 April 2015), John Duncan Mcneill, 19 Jan 1958; citing Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13235, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,176.

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