Creech, William Robert (1850-1911)

William Robert Creech was a lithographer and printer. He lived at 1829 Robson Street from 1908 to 1910.

William’s son, Frederick James Creech, was also a lithographer and printer. He lived at 1829 Robson Street from 1911 to 1914.

William’s daughter, Gertrude Anna Creech, was married to Herbert Edward Thomas, a dentist who lived at 1831 Robson Street in 1911.

 

William Robert Creech was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on June 28, 1850. His parents were Richard and Jane Creech.

On August 5, 1874, in Hamilton, he married Mary Jane Lord. She was born in England about 1853. Her parents were James and Sarah Lord.

William and Mary lived in Hamilton until the early 1880s.

By 1884, William was working as a lithographer in Victoria, British Columbia. By 1887, he was a foreman in the lithography department for the British Colonist (also called the Victoria Daily Colonist).

He continued to work in Victoria until about 1896. By 1897, he was a lithographer for the Vancouver Province.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 609 (Vancouver)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 609 (Vancouver)

William’s wife, Mary died in Vancouver on November 18, 1898.

Mrs. W.R. Creech, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 20, 1898, page 6, bottom of column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18981120uvic/18981120#page/n5/mode/1up.

Mrs. W.R. Creech, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 20, 1898, page 6, bottom of column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18981120uvic/18981120#page/n5/mode/1up.

Mary was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

In 1903, William became the manager of the Victoria Daily Colonist’s branch office in Vancouver.

In 1904, he was a lithographer at B.C. Printing and Engraving Corporation. He was living at 1117 Melville Street.

In 1907, he was working for the Vancouver News-Advertiser. He was living at 1113 Thurlow Street.

In 1908, he moved to 1831 Robson Street. According to the Vancouver directories, in 1908 and 1909 he was a financial agent and a manufacturer’s agent for brass signs. In 1910, the directory said that he was a salesman for the Noble Advertising Agency.

William died in Vancouver on January 7, 1911. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William and Mary had the following children.

 

Alice Maude Creech

Alice Maude Creech was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on December 18, 1875 (or 1874).

On March 6, 1901, in Vancouver, she married Herman Martin Alpen, who was a lithographic artist. He was born on January 2, 1873, in San Francisco, California. His father was Herman Alpen. His mother was Miss Martin (possibly Anna).

Herman worked for the Province Publishing Company, which was associated with the Vancouver Province newspaper.

Herman registered with the United States military during the First World War.

Herman died in Vancouver on December 21, 1943. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Alice died in California on April 27, 1973.

 

Mary May Creech

Mary May Creech was born on December 18, 1877, in Hamilton, Ontario.

On May 25, 1917, in Vancouver, she married George Jarrett, who was a merchant and nursery-man. He was born on January 9, 1878, in Penshurst, Kent, England. His father was Edwin Jarrett. His mother was Martha Pocock.

Mary died in Vancouver on June 14, 1948. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

George died in Vancouver on November 14, 1952. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Jane Ethel (Winifred) Creech

Jane Ethel (Winifred) Creech was born in Kincardine, Ontario, on October 20, 1878. She became a school teacher.

On April 9, 1917, in Vancouver, she married Robert Ernest Collis, who was a school teacher. He was born in Minto, Wellington County, Ontario, on December 24, 1880. His father was James Lush Collis. His mother was Sarah Hall.

Robert and Winnifred lived on Vancouver Island. Robert continued to be a school teacher; he also became a farmer.

Robert died in Duncan, British Columbia, on April 6, 1951. He was buried in Colwood Cemetery in Duncan.

Winifred died in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 2, 1975.

 

William Wallace Creech

William Wallace Creech was born in Kincardine, Ontario, on May 10, 1880.

In 1888, in Victoria, William was riding his velocipede in Victoria, when he collided with a butcher’s cart. Although it appears that he was not seriously injured, the story did appear in the Victoria Colonist.

By 1901, William was working as a lithographer.

On September 23, 1908, in Vancouver, he married Lillian Lavinia Arthur. She was born on September 17, 1880, in Esquimalt, British Columbia. Her father was William Arthur. Her mother was Pamela Parmiter.

William died in Vancouver on September 3, 1963. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Lillian died in Vancouver on July 29, 1968.

 

Frederick James Creech

Frederick James Creech was born in Ontario on March 18, 1882.

In 1886, he was in an accident when he was riding on a lumber wagon on a Victoria street. He was seriously injured, although he later recovered.

 

By 1901, Frederick was working as a lithographer in Vancouver.

On June 10, 1914, in Vancouver, he married Stella Margaret Davidson. She was born on July 16, 1887, in Ontario, possibly in Plympton. Her father was John Houston Davidson. Her mother was Elizabeth Stevens. In 1911, Stella had been working in the engraving department at the British Columbia Printing and Engraving Company.

Stella died in Vancouver on October 31, 1918, during the Spanish influenza epidemic. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frederick may later have married Muriel Stewart, although the only available evidence for this is Frederick’s death certificate. Frederick died in Vancouver on June 1, 1959. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Gertrude Anna Creech

Gertrude Anna Creech was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on May 3, 1886 (although some sources say she was born in Kincardine, Ontario, in 1884).

On November 2, 1908, in Vancouver, Gertrude married Herbert Edward Thomas, who was a dentist. He was born on January 22, 1886, in London England. Herbert’s father was Charles Edward Thomas (1862-1928). Herbert’s mother was Elizabeth Batty (1862-1920).

Herbert had arrived in British Columbia about 1895. He studied at Philadelphia Dental College (later the Temple University School of Dentistry), and passed his British Columbia Dental Board examination in June 1908.

Gertrude died in Vancouver on March 18, 1962.

Herbert died in Vancouver on December 1, 1971.

 

Sources

William Robert Creech

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTG-LXQ : accessed 25 September 2015), Wilian Creech, St Lawrence, Hamilton City, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. , line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11768, Public Archives, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1851_pdf/e096/e002380334.pdf

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7B-9LB : accessed 28 September 2015), Wm Creech, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 275, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1092, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,831; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391930_00343.pdf (possible connection)

The Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory, Henry McEvoy, Robertson & Cook, 1869; https://books.google.ca/books?id=z6wOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22richard+creech%22+hamilton+hotel&source=bl&ots=WKxi6rLg_5&sig=u5lKctBfHjJ_rrs1j4fg_RELnuo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAGoVChMIoZSM5MyTyAIVAqSICh2UrQe7#v=onepage&q&f=false: Hamilton: Hotels and Proprietors (continued): “Wentworth Hotel, Richard Creech, Hughson s of Main.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M475-SZ8 : accessed 26 September 2015), William Cruch [sic], St Mary’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 95, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396747_00633.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNZ-F3R : accessed 25 September 2015), William Creech and Mary Lord, 05 Aug 1874; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,894.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNZ-F3R : accessed 25 September 2015), William Creech and Mary Lord, 05 Aug 1874; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,894.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Cr to Cz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votecr.htm: Creech, William Robert, 712 Cambie St, Lithographer, Van; Creech, William, N. side Green St, bet Quadra, & Cook, Lithographer, VicC

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-95D : accessed 26 September 2015), William R Creech, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 21, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK1-43D : accessed 27 September 2015), Wm Robert Creech, 1910.

Vancouver Daily World, January 9, 1911, page 1: “Went About With a Fractured Skull; Coroner’s Jury Sheds Light on W. R. Creech’s Sudden Death.” The coroner’s Jury empanelled by Coroner Jeffs this morning to enquire into the death of W. R. Creech returned the following verdict: “That deceased died In Vancouver. B. C, on January 7, 1911, from wounds on the back of his head causing a fracture of the skull. That said wounds were received previous to his fall on Granville street, January 7, 1911, no evidence having come before them in explanation of how such wounds were inflicted.” An effort will be made to discover, if possible, the time and cause of the [injury]. From the verdict it is evident that Mr. Creech performed the unusual feat of going about his occupation for several days with a fractured skull before the effect of his injuries became apparent.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SY2X : accessed 26 September 2015), William Robt. Creetch, 1911; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26307172, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26307172.

 

Mary Jane Lord (wife of William Robert Creech)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-NZR : accessed 27 September 2015), Mary J Cruch, 1898. Medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11560-18941-24?cc=1538285

Mrs. W.R. Creech, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 20, 1898, page 6, bottom of column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18981120uvic/18981120#page/n5/mode/1up: .”Death of Mrs. W.R. Creech.—News comes from Vancouver of the demise at her home there of Mrs. W.R. Creech, well known to Victorians by long residence here, her husband having for some time been connected with the lithographing department of the Colonist, and later of the Province. The deceased lady was a native of Eastern Canada.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-ST5N : accessed 26 September 2015), Mary J. Creech, 1898; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26307171, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26307171.

 

Alice Maude Creech

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-8WC : accessed 27 September 2015), Alice Creech, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148094-00194.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-BN5 : accessed 27 September 2015), Alice Alpen in household of Herman Alpen, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=18757&highlight=2&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Alice+Alpen; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010735.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-BK4 : accessed 27 September 2015), Alice Alpen in entry for Hermann Alpen, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62738&highlight=5&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Alice+Alpen; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941845.pdf.

“United States Census, 1860,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDKK-LSW : accessed 27 September 2015), H Alpen, 9th Dist San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; from “1860 U.S. Federal Census – Population,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing p. 144, household ID 1169, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,068. (Possible father of Herman Martin Alpen)

“United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDSK-H6Z : accessed 27 September 2015), Herm. Alpen, 20 Aug 1866; citing Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897, Ship Bavaria, departed from Hamburg, arrived in New York, New York, New York, United States, NAID identifier 1746067, National Archives at College Park, Maryland. (Possible father of Herman Martin Alpen.)

“What is the earliest known postcard from British Columbia?” – The story so far….,” Postview: The Newsletter of the Vancouver Postcard Club, volume 3, number 1, February 2015, page 7; http://vancouverpostcardclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Postview-Feb-20151.pdf: The Province Publishing Company Limited Liability was located at 148 Hastings Street and was associated with the Province newspaper. The chief artist of the Company at this time was Herman M. Alpen (born San Francisco, Feb. 2, 1873, died Vancouver, Dec. 21, 1943).

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6P4-VVT : accessed 27 September 2015), Herman Alpen in household of Anna Alpen, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district 39, sheet 508D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0073; FHL microfilm 1,254,073.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYDZ-XHD : accessed 27 September 2015), Herman Martin Alpen, 1896; citing Voter Registration, 1509 Geary, San Francisco, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,258.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-M1D : accessed 25 September 2015), Herman Martin Alpen and Abie Maude Creech, 06 Mar 1901; citing , 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:KHVJ-BNP : accessed 25 September 2015), Herman Alpen, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010735.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-BKW : accessed 25 September 2015), Hermann Alpen, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941845.pdf.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVY-FNK : accessed 27 September 2015), Herman Martin Alpen, 1917-1918; citing San Francisco City no 1, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,543,751.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2P-M5D : accessed 25 September 2015), Herman Martin Alpen, 21 Dec 1943; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13181, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,641.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-2GZ : accessed 25 September 2015), Martin William Alpen and Donalda Sara Hennessy, 10 Aug 1931; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-2S8 : accessed 25 September 2015), Robert Richard Alpen, 14 Mar 1982; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13618, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,675.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPNG-ZQB : accessed 25 September 2015), Alice M Alpen, 27 Apr 1973; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. (possible connection)

 

Mary May Creech

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLRK-B2B : accessed 27 September 2015), Mary May Creech, 08 Dec 1877; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,214.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQQ-5JD : accessed 27 September 2015), Mary May Creech, 1877.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMQ-SBM6 : accessed 25 September 2015), Mary M Creech, 1902; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,576.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQHC-T62 : accessed 27 September 2015), George Jarrett in household of Edwin Jarrett, Penshurst, Kent, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 4, PRO RG 11/910 / 31, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,341,217.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-BY4 : accessed 25 September 2015), George Jarrett and Mary May Creech, 25 May 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,708.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5T-NZG : accessed 25 September 2015), Mary May Jarrett, 14 Jun 1948; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13197, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,481.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q97Q : accessed 25 September 2015), Mary May Jarrett, 1948; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26307173, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26307173.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPF-X2G : accessed 25 September 2015), George Jarrett, 14 Nov 1952; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13213, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,862.

 

Jane Ethel (Winifred) Creech

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLY-C8Q : accessed 28 September 2015), Robert Ernest Collis, 1880.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-GC7 : accessed 25 September 2015), Robert Ernest Collis and Jane Ethel W Creech, 09 Apr 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

Winifred J. Creech and R.E. Collis, wedding announcement, Vancouver Province, April 9, 1917, page 8: “The marriage of Miss Winifred J. Creech and Mr. R.E. Collis, B.A., of Victoria, is announced to take place in Wesley Church this evening at 8 o’clock.”

Winifred J. E. Creech and R.E. Collis, wedding description, Vancouver Province, April 10, 1917, page 8: “Last evening in Wesley Church Miss Winifred J.E. Creech and Mr. R.E. Collis, B.A were united in marriage by the Rev. Dr. Osterhout. To the strains of the wedding march played by Mr. Deane Wells, the bride entered the church with her brother-in-law, Dr. H.E. Thomas. She wore a suit of white silk . . ., the pockets of which were lined with pink, and her hat was of white leghorn faced with coral. She carried a bouquet of bride’s roses. After the ceremony the immediate relatives of the couple were entertained at supper at the residence of Mrs. H.E. Thomas, 1756 Twelfth Avenue west. The bride’s going away costume was of dark green broadcloth with which she wore a rose hat and ermine furs. After a shore honeymoon the couple will make their home in Victoria, the groom being one of the High School staff of that city.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPW-D2D : accessed 25 September 2015), Robert Ernest Collis, 06 Apr 1951; citing Duncan, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13208, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,700.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL11-H5L : accessed 25 September 2015), Jane Ethel Winifred Collis, 02 Jan 1975; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13339 B13358, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,439.

 

William Wallace Creech

Lillian Lavinia “Lillie” Creech formerly Arthur;  http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Arthur-714.

“Miraculous Escape,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 23, 1888, page 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18880623uvic/18880623#page/n3/mode/1up: “The seven-year-old son of Mr. Wm. Creech had a miraculous escape on Quadra street on Thursday afternoon about 5:30 o’clock. The little fellow was riding a velocipede when a butcher’s cart, driven at a breakneck speed, ran full tilt against it, taking off the front wheel and throwing the boy to one side. It was a wonderful escape from sudden death. Complaints of this kind are becoming very frequent of late and employers should admonish their boys not to drive so furiously; otherwise it will be necessary to direct the attention of the policemen to so flagrant a violation of the law.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-8W4 : accessed 28 September 2015), William Creech, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-95F : accessed 28 September 2015), William Creech in household of William R Creech, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 21, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-DRP : accessed 25 September 2015), William Wallace Creech and Lillian Lavinia Arthur, 23 Sep 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB7-BRL : accessed 25 September 2015), William Wallace Creech, 03 Sep 1963; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13263, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,587.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYQ-JRL : accessed 25 September 2015), Lillian Lavina Creech, 29 Jul 1968; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13291, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,944.

 

Frederick James Creech

“Run Over,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 20, 1886, page 3;

http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18860520uvic/18860520#page/n2/mode/1up: “Yesterday morning Freddie, the four-year-old son of Mr. William Creech, was run over on Chatham street by a lumber wagon. It is supposed that he got on between the fore and hind wheels for a ride when he slipped and fell, the hind wheel passed over his left shoulder, breaking his arm and nearly cutting his ear off. Though so young, the little chap bore the attention of the doctor like a stoic, though the pain must have been considerable. Though no blame can be attributed to the teamster in this case, drivers should not, out of a feeling of mistaken kindness, allow children to ride upon or hang on to their vehicles.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-95N : accessed 25 September 2015), Frederick Creech in household of William R Creech, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 21, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJG-SGV : accessed 28 September 2015), John Davidson and Lizzie S Stevens, 07 Jul 1885; citing registration , Plympton, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,803.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5T-2ZY : accessed 28 September 2015), Stella M Davidson, Calgary, Alberta, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148227; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148227-00446.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-8D5 : accessed 28 September 2015), Stella M Davidson in household of John Davidson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60076&highlight=30&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Stella+W.+Davidson.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-H3P : accessed 28 September 2015), Stella Davidson in entry for John Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61888&highlight=13&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Stella+Davidson

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQV-GPJ : accessed 28 September 2015), George Arthur Davidson, 1886. (Brother of Stella Margaret Davidson: born Plympton, Lambton, Ontario, Canada)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ1-58W : accessed 28 September 2015), George Arthur Davidson and Kate Munro Lydeard, 20 Sep 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,225. (Brother of Stella Margaret Davidson.)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-Q2Z : accessed 25 September 2015), Frederick James Creech and Stella Margret Davidson, 10 Jun 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK8-2LX : accessed 25 September 2015), Stella M Creech, 31 Oct 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13103, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,131.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-2Z6 : accessed 25 September 2015), Frederick James Creech, 01 Jun 1959; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13242, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,299.

Frederick James Creech, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1959, page 34; Vancouver Province, June 3, 1959, page 22; Vancouver Province, June 4, 1959, page 24: “Creech—Passed away June 1, 1959, Frederick James Creech of 1550 West 7th Ave., in his 78th year. Survived by 1 brother, William W., Ladner, B.C.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alice Alpen of Vancouver, Mrs. Winnifred Collis, Victoria, And Mrs. H.E. Thomas of Vancouver; also several nephews and nieces. Funeral service Thursday at 1 p.m. in  Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Gordon E. Bratt officiating. Interment family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the cancer fund.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-ST25 : accessed 25 September 2015), Frederick James Creech, 1959; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26307174, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26307174.

 

Gertrude Anna Creech

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-1BJ : accessed 25 September 2015), Herbert E Thomas in household of Charles E Thomas, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Successul Candidates,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 30, 1908, page 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080630uvic/19080630#page/n5/mode/1up: “Seven of the ten candidates who took the examination of the British Columbia Dental board which is necessary for them to pass before being eligible for practice in this province, have been pronounced successful. The fortunate ones include three residents of Victoria, namely, Percy Charles Thomas, D.D.S., Herbert Edward Thomas, D.D.S., and John harper, >R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.d.S. . . .”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-THM : accessed 25 September 2015), Herbert Edward Thomas and Gertrude Creech, 02 Nov 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

Society, Vancouver Province, November 2, 1908, page 9: “A large gathering was present in Christ church this morning in celebration of the marriage of Miss Gertrude Creech of this city and Dr. H.E. Thomas of New Westminster, which took place at 10:15 o’clock, Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. The bride was wearing a beautiful white silk empire gown trimmed with lace. She also wore a veil caught with orange blossoms, and carried white roses. She was attended by her sister Miss Winnifred Creech, who was in a pale blue satin empire gown . . . Dr. Melville Large was best man. . . . Dr. and Mrs. Thomas left for Victoria and Portland for their honeymoon, and on their return will make their home in New Westminster, where Dr. Thomas is a member of the firm of Drs. Holmes, Hacking and Thomas.”

Herbert Edward Thomas, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 360; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643356: “Thomas, Herbert Edward, D.D.S.—Dentist, 626 Granville St., Vancouver. Born London, Eng., Jan 22, 1886, son of Charles and Elizabeth Thomas. Educ. Philadelphia Dental Coll. Came to British Columbia, 1895; commenced practicing profession, Vancouver, 1907. Address: 1831 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTZ-HYQ : accessed 25 September 2015), Gertrude Thomas, 18 Mar 1962; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13256, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,377.

Gertrude Thomas, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 19, 1962, page 25; Vancouver Sun, March 20, 1962, page 25; Vancouver Province, March 20, 1962, page 22; Vancouver Province, March 21, 1962, page 22: “Thomas – Passed away March 18, 1962, Gertrude, beloved wife of Herbert E. Thomas, of 1756 W. 12th Ave., in her 76th year. Survived also by a brother, William Creech, Ladner, B.C.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Winifred Collis, Victoria; Mrs. Alice Alpin [sic], Vancouver, and niece, Ruth Collis, Victoria. Funeral service Thursday, at 1 p.m. in Simmons and McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Canon William Garbutt officiating. Cremation Garden Chapel, Ocean View.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT7-1ZC : accessed 25 September 2015), Herbert Edward Thomas, 01 Dec 1971; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13314, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,034,297.

Herbert Edward Thomas, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 2, 1971, page 34; Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1981, page 66: “Thomas – Passed away December 1, 1971, Herbert Edward Thomas, DDS, of 1976 W. 15th Ave., in his 86th year. Survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Winifred Collis and Mrs. Alice Alpen; 4 nephews, Ralph, Robert, Harold and Frank Alpen; 2 nieces, Miss Ruth Collis and Mrs. Ethel Curry. Predeceased by his wife, Gertrude, in March, 1962. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m., in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Canon J.M. Brownlie officiating, Cremation, Garden Chapel, Ocean View.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-W93M : accessed 25 September 2015), Herbert Edward Thomas, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26375372, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26375372.