Cross, Almeron Soper (1855-1920)

Almeron Soper Cross was a merchant. He lived at 2040 Nelson Street from 1907 and 1915, and again for a short time in 1920.

He was born on March 9, 1855, in Wolford, Ontario. His father was George Cross (1829-1911). His mother was Alice Soper (1832-1917)

Almeron had a general store in Thornbury, Ontario until the mid-1890s.

On September 4, 1878, in Thornbury, he married Elizabeth Tryphena Andrews. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, on October 31, 1854. Her father was Thomas Andrews (1831-1908), who was a store keeper and miller in Collingwood, Ontario. Her mother was Susan Chambers (1832-1895).

One of Elizabeth’s sisters, Emma Amanda Andrews, married Benjamin Burrows Johnston, who lived at 2075 Nelson Street from 1906 to 1908. Another of Elizabeth’s sisters, Arvilla May Andrews, married Samuel Lyness Howe, who was at 2045 Nelson Street from 1906 to 1939.

In 1897, Almeron moved to Western Canada; he first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1898. He was one of the partners in Johnston, Kerfoot and Cross, and he was living at 806 Hornby Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 541

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 541

Johnston, Kerfoot and Company were well-known outfitters of clothing, hats, “gent’s furnishings,” trunks and other supplies. They catered especially to the crowds who were setting off to the Klondike gold fields.

Str P336 - Big Outfit Starting for Klondike [in front of] Johnston, Kerfoot and Company - 104 and 106 Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C.; 1898; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/big-outfit-starting-for-klondike-in-front-of-johnston-kerfoot-and-company-104-and-106-cordova-street-vancouver-b-c

Str P336 – Big Outfit Starting for Klondike [in front of] Johnston, Kerfoot and Company – 104 and 106 Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C.; 1898; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/big-outfit-starting-for-klondike-in-front-of-johnston-kerfoot-and-company-104-and-106-cordova-street-vancouver-b-c

When the Klondike gold rush started, Almeron went north to the Yukon. He also established a general store in Atlin, British Columbia.

In 1899, he was elected as a temporary school trustee, along with two other prominent businessmen, J. St. Clair Blackett and J.H. Russell.

The Vancouver General Store carried on in business through the early 1900s.

(While Almeron was carrying on his activities in Atlin, his wife, Elizabeth did not seem to be so committed to the north. In the 1901 Canada census, Elizabeth appeared in Thornbury, Ontario, staying with her father.)

In 1902, Almeron was the president of the Atlin Board of Trade. In 1903, he merged his business with that of Nathaniel Cochrane Wheeling (1872-1939) to form the Atlin Trading Company, which had a main store in Atlin and several branch stores in the surrounding area.

Almeron was an electoral returning officer in Atlin in 1903 and 1907.

In 1907, Almeron moved to Vancouver, and he and Elizabeth lived at 2040 Nelson Street in Vancouver.

2040 Nelson Street - 1908- detail from Vancouver City Archives - PAN P103 - [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2040 Nelson Street – 1908- detail from Vancouver City Archives – PAN P103 – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

Almeron started a real estate business with his son-in-law, Edward D’Alton Rorke.

In 1916, Almeron and Elizabeth moved to 2925 West 38th Avenue.

2925 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, Google Streets, searched July 13, 2015, image dated May 2012.

2925 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, Google Streets, searched July 13, 2015, image dated May 2012.

They stayed at this address until about 1920, when they returned briefly to 2040 Nelson Street.

Almeron died in Vancouver on May 5, 1920. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on February 25, 1932. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Almeron and Elizabeth had the following children.

 

Edith Blanche Cross

Edith Blanche Cross was born on February 19, 1879. According to family sources, she was born in England, and adopted into the Cross family.

Edith married Edward D’Alton Rorke (who sometimes went by the name “D’Alton”). He was born on January 3, 1879, in Collingwood, Ontario. His father was Edward Rorke. His mother was Alice Thompson.

D’Alton Rorke worked in the real estate and insurance business.

In December 1912, D’Alton and Edith went to Pasadena, California for the winter months.

It appears that D’Alton did not enlist in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

In 1920, D’Alton was an assistant superintendent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He and Edith were living at 719 West Georgia Street.

In 1930, D’Alton was an agent for Monarch LifeAssurance Company. He and Edith were at 5895 Angus Drive.

In 1940, D’Alton was an agent for National Life Assurance Company. He and Edith were at 1855 West 43rd Avenue.

By 1948, D’Alton was retired. He and Edith were on Riverside Drive in North Vancouver.

In 1953, D’Alton and Edith moved to Conn Lodge, a new apartment building at 2010 Barclay Street.

By about 1955, D’Alton and Edith were living in the Willowstan Apartments at 990 Lagoon Drive.

Edith died in Vancouver on March 18, 1956.

D’Alton died in Vancouver on July 20, 1957.

 

D’Alton and Edith had the following children.

 

Clarence Franklin Rorke

Clarence Franklin Rorke was born in Vancouver on March 6, 1903.

He married Gladys Wynne Ross. She was a school a teacher. She retired in 1971.

Clarence died in Sechelt, British Columbia, on November 21, 1988. Clarence and Gladys are buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Edith Lucile Rorke

Edith Lucile Rorke was born in Atlin, British Columbia on June 9, 1904. She married Alan Dales Thompson, who was a musician and music teacher. He was born on April 7, 1901, in Middlesborough, England.

Edith died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, September 13, 1965.

Alan died in Sechelt, British Columbia, on September 14, 1976.

 

Infant Cross

Almeron and Elizabeth had a stillborn girl on May 31, 1880, in Toronto.

 

Sources

 

George Cross (father of Almeron Soper Cross)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FL-F35 : accessed 14 July 2015), George Cross, 28 Mar 1911; citing Walford, Grenville, Ontario, yr 1911 cn 18654, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,735.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-DK2S : accessed 14 July 2015), George Cross, 1911; Burial, Wolford, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada, Wolford Rural Cemetery; citing record ID 103537614, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103537614.

 

Alice Soper (mother of Almeron Soper Cross)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKW3-4YZ : accessed 14 July 2015), Alice Cross, 01 Jan 1917; citing Wolford Twp., Leeds & Greenville, Ontario, yr 1917 cn 19014, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,686.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-DKKL : accessed 14 July 2015), Alice Soper Cross, 1917; Burial, Wolford, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada, Wolford Rural Cemetery; citing record ID 103537661, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103537661.

 

Almeron Soper Cross

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQJ-H72 : accessed 14 July 2015), Almirin Cross, Wolford, Grenville, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1026, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,269; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4108069_00363.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M477-K4R : accessed 14 July 2015), Almeran Cross in household of George Cross, Wolford, North Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10004, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,626; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396626_00651.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJS-8JY : accessed 14 July 2015), Almeron Cross and Elizabeth Tryphemia Andrews, 04 Sep 1878; citing registration , Thornbury, Grey, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

Ontario Marriages, Grey Co., 1878, part 1, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/grey78.htm: “3128-78 Almeron CROSS, 24, yeoman, Wolford, Toronto, s/o George & Alice, married Elizabeth Tryphena ANDREWS, 24, Belville, Thornbury, d/o Thomas & Susannah, witn: Emma ANDREWS & Dr. L. M. MORE, both of Thornbury, 4 Sept 1878 at Thornbury”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2B-JH8 : accessed 14 July 2015), Jameson S Cross, Thornbury, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148140; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148140-00464.pdf

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Cr to Cz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votecr.htm: “Cross, Almeron Soper, 806 Hornby St, Merchant, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-XS7 : accessed 14 July 2015), Almeron Cross, A, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Atlin, 1898-1910: The Story Of A Gold Boom, W.W. Bilsland, Atlin, B.C., Atlin Centennial Committee, 1971, page 54: “In November, 1903, for example, two of Atlin’s most prosperous general merchants, A.S. Cross and N.C. Wheeling, found it expedient to combine their interest and to form the Atlin Trading Company, with its main store in Atlin and several small branch stores on the various creeks.” [also available in W.W. Bilsland, “Atlin, 1898-1910: The Story of a Gold Boom,” British Columbia Historical Quarterly, July-October 1952, Volume 16, numbers 3 and 4, at page 170; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/bchf/bchq_1952_2.pdf.

Atlin: The Story of British Columbia’s Last Gold Rush, Christine Frances Dickinson and Diane Solie Smith, Atlin, British Columbia, Atlin Historical Society, 1995.

Electoral History of British Columbia: 1871-1896, Elections British Columbia, undated, but probably 1986; http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/1871-1986_ElectoralHistoryofBC.pdf: Returning Officers, 1903, page 435: Atlin: Almeron Soper Cross;  1907, page 436 (no page number, but is between page 435 and 437): Atlin: Almeron Soper Cross,

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGS6 : accessed 14 July 2015), Almeron Sopes Cross, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

Dunbar Homes of Distinction Some Dunbar Houses in Their Settings: Walk #1, Older Houses; http://www.dunbar-vancouver.org/pdf/Architectural%20Walks/Walk1.pdf: “2925 West 38th Built in 1914 during the first period of development in the Dunbar area. Charles T. Dunbar, an American, bought land at this time which was selling, according to him, “like hot cakes”. The war of 1914-18 caused a lull in building, and it was not until the 1920’s that Dunbar really experienced a boom in development. This particular house was owned by Almeron Cross in 1918, and by Charles McNeely, President, McNeely Ltd., after 1924.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-558 : accessed 14 July 2015), Almeron Soper Cross, 05 May 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,294.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-STV3 : accessed 14 July 2015), Almerson Soper Cross, 1920; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302691, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302691.

“Well-Known Old-Timer Passes Away,” Vancouver Province, May 6, 1920, page 28: “The death occurred yesterday morning at his residence, 2040 Nelson street, of Mr. A.S. Cross. He passed away after a short illness and was well known both in this city and in the Yukon, where he made his home for many years. Born in Ontario in 1855, he conducted a general store business there for a number of years, and in 1897 moved to British Columbia. He later took part in the Klondyke gold rush and established a general merchandise store in Dawson. He also founded a similar business in Atlin. He is survived by a wife, a daughter, Mrs. E.D. Rorke of Vancouver, a brother R.H. Cross also residing here, a brother Norman of Ontario, another brother Aaron of Alberta, and a sister, Mrs. Church of Saskatchewan. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from his residence and will be conducted under the auspices of the Masonic order. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.”

A.S. Cross, obituary, Vancouver Sun, May 6, 1920, page 9; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iyRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3320%2C717840: “At his late residence, 2040 Nelson street, A.S. Cross passed away yesterday morning after a short illness. Born in Ontario, March 9, 1855, where he conducted a general store at the town of Thornbury for many years, he came to B.C. in 1897, and visited Dawson in the early days of mining activity there. Afterwards he carried on a general business at Atlin, B.C., spending the last number of years in retired life. The funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. from his late residence and will be under auspices of the Masonic Order, to Mountain View Cemetery.”

A.C. [sic] Cross, funeral notice, Vancouver Province, May 6, 1920, page 21: “An emergent meeting of Western Gate Lodge No. 48 A.F. & A.M. will be held in the Masonic Temple, Seymour street, Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m., for the purpose of conducting the funeral of our late brother, A.C. [sic] Cross. Members of sister lodges are invited to attend. W.G. McIntosh, Secretary.”

 

Elizabeth Tryphena Andrews (wife of Almeron Soper Cross)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2R-K47 : accessed 14 July 2015), Elizabeth Cross in household of Thomas Andrews, J, Grey (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=34183&highlight=32&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Elizabeth+Cross; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000064412.pdf

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-S3R : accessed 14 July 2015), Elizabeth Tryphenia Cross, 26 Feb 1932; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13145, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,656.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-ST2W : accessed 14 July 2015), Elizabeth T. Cross, 1932; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302694, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302694.

 

Edith Blanche Cross (daughter of Almeron Soper Cross)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM8P-MQ8 : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward D’ Alton Rorke, 03 Jan 1879; citing Collingwood Twp., Grey, Ontario, Canada, registration number ; FHL microfilm 1,845,221.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2J2-6HD : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward D’ Alton Rorke, 03 Jan 1879; citing Collingwood Twp., Grey, Ontario, 03 Jan 1879, reference cn 7879; FHL microfilm 1,845,221.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-6DN : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward D. A. Rorke in household of Edward Rorke, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 32; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13261, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,897.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2B-NRW : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward Dalton Rorke, Thornbury, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148140.

Society, Vancouver Province, December 27, 1912, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Rourke left a short time ago for California. They have taken a cottage at Pasadena where they will spend the winter.”

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPSR-BPY : accessed 14 July 2015), Edith Blanche Rorke, Aug 1915; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Victoria, British Columbia,, line 28, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 288, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-MNY : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward Dalton Rorke, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,046.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQ9-3P21 : accessed 14 July 2015), Edith Blanche Rorke, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 330, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,130.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR6-2PY : accessed 14 July 2015), Edith Blanche Rorke, 18 Mar 1956; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13227, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,103.

Edith Blanche Rorke, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 20, 1956, page 30; Vancouver Province, March 20, 1956, page 28: “Rorke – March 18, 1956, Edith Blanche Rorke, of 990 Lagoon Dr., aged 77 years. Survived by her loving husband, Edward D’Alton; 1 son, Clarence, Vancouver; 1 daughter, Mrs. Alan Thompson, North Vancouver; 3 grandchildren. Rev. Dudley F. Kemp will conduct the funeral service in the Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway and 11th Ave., Wednesday, March 21, at 3:15 p.m., followed by cremation.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NXY : accessed 14 July 2015), Edith Blanch Rorke, 1956; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302692, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302692.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPJ-VC8 : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward D’Alton Rorke, 20 Jul 1957; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13233, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,183.

Edward D’Alton Rorke, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 22, 1957, page 22; Vancouver Province, July 22, 1957, page 26: “Rorke – July 20, 1957, Edward D’Alton Rorke, 990 Lagoon Dr., aged 78 years. Survived by 1 son, Clarence F., Vancouver; 1 daughter, Mrs. A. Thompson, North Vancouver; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Ormand W., Ontario. Rev. R.L. Seaborn, D.D., will conduct the funeral service in the Mt. Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway at 11th Ave., on Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Cremation.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NXB : accessed 14 July 2015), Edward Dalton Rorke, 1957; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302693, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302693.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FZF-V7D : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Dales Thompson, 1901; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWH6-8X7 : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Dales Thompson, Egglescliffe, Rose Bank Eaglescliffe, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8M6-DCM : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Dales Thompson, 16 Apr 1951; citing NARA microfilm publication M1478 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,490,553.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL13-1YV : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Dales Thompson, 14 Sep 1976; citing Sachelt, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13355, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,568.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WMXT : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Dales Thompson, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368906, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368906.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT5-2JJ : accessed 14 July 2015), Edith Lucile Thompson, 13 Sep 1965; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13273, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,797.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WMNY : accessed 14 July 2015), Edith L. Thompson, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368907, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368907.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1903-09-123430; Clarence Franklin Rorke; date of birth: April 6, 1903; place of birth: Vancouver.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-MN1 : accessed 14 July 2015), Clarence Franklin Rorke, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,046.

The B.C. Teacher, volume 51, number 2, November 1971, page 76, http://history.bctf.ca/teacher/1971-72/v51n2Nov1971.pdf: “These teachers have retired: . . . Mrs. Gladys Wynne Rorke, Vancouver.”

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1988-09-020630, Clarence Franklin Rorke; date of death: November 21, 1988; place of death: Sechelt; age: 85; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=096f57a4-bcbb-4d39-bccc-e5b83f3bb13b; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=631f6554-b1d5-4c8b-ad34-656b3671e802

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NXT : accessed 14 July 2015), Clarence Franklin Rorke, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368908, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368908.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NFM : accessed 14 July 2015), Gladys Wynne Rorke, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368909, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368909.

 

Infant Cross

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMCV-N2L : accessed 14 July 2015), Infant Cross, 31 May 1880; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, registration number ; FHL microfilm 1,845,402.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F22Q-5ZN : accessed 14 July 2015), Infant Cross, 31 May 1880; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 31 May 1880, reference cn 40284; FHL microfilm 1,845,402.

 

Nathaniel C. Wheeling (businessman in Atlin, British Columbia0

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-X9Q : accessed 14 July 2015), Nathaniel Wheeling, A, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-STT : accessed 14 July 2015), Nathaniel Cochrane Wheeling and Agnes Wilson Gibb, 11 Apr 1903; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MRXJ : accessed 14 July 2015), Nathaniel Wheeling, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZ6-32T : accessed 14 July 2015), Nathaniel C Wheeling, 1936; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,202.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZ6-8HH : accessed 14 July 2015), Nathaniel C Wheeling, 1936; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,206.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL21-FFH : accessed 14 July 2015), Nathaniel Cochrane Wheeling, 09 Apr 1939; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13165, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,625.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-6FJ : accessed 14 July 2015), Agnes Wilson Wheeling, 08 Mar 1955; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13223, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,984.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRM-Q6V : accessed 14 July 2015), John Gibb Wheeling, 12 Jun 1958; citing Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13237, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,178.

 

Robert Horace Cross (brother of Almeron Soper Cross)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKF3-7R3 : accessed 14 July 2015), George Cross in entry for Robert Horace Cross, 27 May 1935; citing Jasper, , Ontario, 016284, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,413,424.

 

Norman Cross (brother of Almeron Soper Cross)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMV9-SJJ : accessed 14 July 2015), Norman George Cross and Susan Carnaham, 26 May 1886; citing registration , Toledo, Leeds, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

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