Cuthbert, William Arthur (1883-1976)

William Arthur Cuthbert was a clerk who lived at 1913 Beach Avenue in 1910.

He was born on July 29, 1883, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father was Hugh Cuthbert, who was a ship owner. Hugh’s father, Robert, was also a ship owner.

Hugh’s mother, Anne Wilkinson, was the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Wilkinson (1795-1867), of the Bengal Army.

Some members of the Cuthbert family lived for a time at 53 Great King Street in Edinburgh.

53 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Google Streets: searched March 9, 2015.

53 Great King Street, Edinburgh, Google Streets: searched March 9, 2015.

William attended the Edinburgh Academy for part of his education.

He later served in the Boer War from February to September 1902, as a lance corporal with the Scottish Horse. He received the Queen’s Medal with four clasps.

By about 1904, William was in Red Deer, Alberta. By about 1908, he had moved to British Columbia.

In 1910, he was at 1913 Beach Avenue in Vancouver.

On February 1, 1910, in Armstrong, William married Emma Sarah Cowell. She was born on August 28, 1876, at Ramsay, Isle of Man. Her father was John Robert Cowell . Her mother was Margaret Christian Killip. John Robert Cowell served as the first clerk of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly, from 1906 to 1923.

John Robert Cowell, Northern Who’s Who [Who’s Who and Why], Volume 1, ed. Dr. C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 164, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/164/mode/1up.

John Robert Cowell, Northern Who’s Who [Who’s Who and Why], Volume 1, ed. Dr. C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 164, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/164/mode/1up.

At the time of the 1911 Canada census, William and Emma were living in North Vancouver. Shortly afterward, they moved to Armstrong. For a time, William was an alderman on the Armstrong City Council.

William became involved in growing, selling and distributing produce. In 1917, he became a director of the Okanagan United Growers association.

Directors and Managers Appointed by Okanagan United Growers, Kelowna Record, April 05, 1917, page 1, [selected extracts of original article]; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/kelownarec/date/1917-04-05#1!cuthbert

Directors and Managers Appointed by Okanagan United Growers, Kelowna Record, April 05, 1917, page 1, [selected extracts of original article]; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/kelownarec/date/1917-04-05#1!cuthbert

He operated the Fairfield Ranch, which produced vegetables, including lettuce and celery.

Fairfield Ranch - W A Cuthbert - Proprietor - Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory - 1919 - page 117 - Armstrong

Fairfield Ranch – W A Cuthbert – Proprietor – Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory – 1919 – page 117 – Armstrong

In 1918, William opened a produce-distributing centre in Armstrong, which appears to have been the former business of Frederick Taylor Jackson (1871-1917), an American produce distributor who had lived in Armstrong for about 15 years before his death in 1917.

Mutual Brokers, Okanagan Commoner, July 11, 1918 , page 1, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/enderby/date/1918-07-11#1

Mutual Brokers, Okanagan Commoner, July 11, 1918 , page 1, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/enderby/date/1918-07-11#1

William remained in Armstrong for much of the rest of his life.

Fairfield Ranch - W A Cuthbert - Manager  - British Columbia and Yukon Directory - 1940 - page 12 - Armstrong

Fairfield Ranch – W A Cuthbert – Manager – British Columbia and Yukon Directory – 1940 – page 12 – Armstrong

Emma died in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 10, 1951. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William died in Armstrong, British Columbia, on June 23, 1976. He was buried in the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Cemetery in Armstrong.

 

William and Emma had one son.

 

John Reginald Hugh Cuthbert

John Reginald Hugh Cuthbert was born in Vancouver on August 4, 1910. He died in Steveston, British Columbia, on July 5, 1931.

 

Sources

Hugh Cuthbert (father of William Arthur Cuthbert)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXVW-LC8 : accessed 10 March 2015), Hugh Cuthbert and Anne Wilkinson, 1867; citing Long Marton, Westmd., England, reference 2:3PDWBKQ; FHL microfilm 1,471,873.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLD4-9TB : accessed 10 March 2015), Hugh Cuthbert and Anne Wilkinson, 08 Oct 1867; citing Long Marton,Westmorland,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 97,396.

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ7X-PBM : accessed 10 March 2015), Hugh Cuthbert in entry for Isobell Anne Cuthbert, 17 Jan 1870; citing MIDDLE OR NEW PARISH,GREENOCK,RENFREW,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQT2-5XV : accessed 10 March 2015), Hugh Cuthbert in entry for Thomas Wilkinson Cuthbert, 05 Dec 1873; citing MIDDLE-EAST-WEST PARISHES,GREENOCK,RENFREW,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

 

Anne Wilkinson (mother of William Arthur Cuthbert)

Sir Thomas Wilkinson, Crosby Ravensworth, http://freepages.folklore.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~enzedders/crosrav.html: “WILKINSON. (Window N. aisle). Arms: az. On chevron between 3 wilks or, leopard’s face gu. Between 2 mascles or (Wilkinson). Be ye doors of the work and not hearers only. + In m. Sir Thomas Wilkinson K.C.S.I. WHO WAS B. AT Crosby Ravensworth March 1(0), 1795 & d. in London Apl 7, 1867.

Sir Thomas Wilkinson, http://www.northofthesands.org.uk/westmoreland/surname/164/wilkinson: “Crosby Ravensworth (E. altar tomb). I.h.s. + Here lieth the body of Sir Thomas Wilkinson, K.C.S.I. Captain 6th Bengal Light Cavalry, and Lieutenant Colonel Bengal Army, born at Flass March 10th 1795, died In London April 7th 1867. (Arms at W. end under glass on brass. Az. On chevron between 3 wilks or, leopard’s face gu. Between 2 mascles sa. (all within scroll, with motto of Order of Star of India, ie. Heaven’s light our Guide. Crest: unicorn’s head ar. Erased wavy gu. Armed and crined az., on collar sa. leopard’s face between 2 mascles or (Coll. Arms, Gr. 21, 110.”

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Wilkinson, Knight, deceased, notice to give notice of claims, The London Gazette, August 2, 1867, page 4308, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/23286/page/4308/data.pdf.

 

William Arthur Cuthbert

The Cuthbert/Billy Smith Home Built c. 1908 Heritage Designation Bylaw #1509; City of Armstrong Community Heritage Registry 3225 Becker Street; https://armstrong.civicweb.net/document/67266/3225%20Becker%20St.pdf?handle=74ED631A43924748B2C05C52935251A6: The house located at 3225 Becker was the home of two prominent Armstrong citizens: William Arthur “Cuthy” Cuthbert, and William Joseph “Sawdust Billy” Smith. Built around 1908 by Charles Hardy, the house was sold to W.P. Cuthbert, a well-known vegetable grower and shipper in the North Okanagan.

Edinburgh Academy, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Academy.

The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession: Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession, T.A. Lee, Routledge, Jan 24, 2007, pages 53-56, https://books.google.ca/books?id=Orx8AgAAQBAJ&dq=%22hugh+cuthbert%22+%22anne+wilkinson%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s.

William Arthur Cuthbert, British Medals, Scottish Horse, Boer War, http://www.britishmedals.us/files/127scothorse.htm: “This is the nominal roll of the Scottish Horse, a colonial unit of the Boer War of 1899-1902. The index was compiled from WO 127 at the National Archives, Kew by Dr. Stephen Skinner. The index is in an A-Z form and in the following order: Surname, 1st name/initials, Number, Rank, date of enlistment, date of discharge, former unit (if stated), Remarks; Cuthbert    William Arthur    37612    Lance Corporal    06/02/1902    03/09/1902        Discharged Aldershot.

British Medals, William Arthur Cuthbert, http://www.britishmedals.us/files/iyc.htm; Cuthbert, William Arthur, 37612, L/Corporal, 2nd Scottish Horse.

William Arthur Cuthbert, Anglo-Boer War, http://www.angloboerwar.com/name-search:

Cuthbert William Arthur 37612 Lance Corporal Served 06 Feb 02 to 03 Sep 02. Discharged Aldershot
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse

 

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SW5G : accessed 10 March 2015), William A Bachberb [sic], 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; 1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 60 North Vancouver, page 26, family 358, lines 30-33;  http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63203&highlight=30&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+A.+Cathbert; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001942393.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, William A. Cuthbert, Armstrong, British Columbia ; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013; Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBR-KZ6 : accessed 10 March 2015), William Aurter Cuthbert, 23 Jun 1976; citing Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13353, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,566.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVGJ-9R3T : accessed 10 March 2015), William A. Cuthbert, 1976; Burial, Armstrong, North Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Armstrong Cemetery; citing record ID 122174836, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122174836.

 

Emma Sarah Cowell (wife of William Arthur Cuthbert)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKJ-27C : accessed 9 March 2015), John Robert Cowell, 14 Apr 1923; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13122, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,299.

“John R. Cowell Died Yesterday: Was Clerk of Alberta Legislature for Twenty Years,” Victoria Times, April 16, 1923, page 9, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28100-1841-19?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HMQ:284757601

Clerk of House Dies of Poison: Alberta Official Was former Senior Member Famous House of Keys, Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1923, page 3, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZillAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4436%2C4977376 [John Robert Cowell]

“John Robert Cowell Dead, Was Clerk of Legislature, Calgary Herald, April 16, 1923, page 1, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QxBkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6HoNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1922%2C5566203

Funeral Yesterday of Late J.R. Cowell,” Victoria Times, April 20, 1923, page 9, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28100-2208-97?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HMQ:284757601.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRB-C5J : accessed 9 March 2015), Margaret Christian Cowell, 20 Jun 1935; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13154, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,018.

“Mrs. M. Cowell Passes Away,” Victoria Times, June 20, 1935, page 15, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28092-7781-30?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HMS:284756301.

Margaret Christian Cowell, death notice, Victoria Times, June 21, 1935, page 16, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28092-8243-46?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HMS:284756301.

“Funeral Yesterday [Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Cowell]”, Victoria Times, June 21, 1935, page 15, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28092-8032-63?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HMS:284756301.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVGH-KLRW : accessed 9 March 2015), Margaret Christian Cowell, 1935; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 117740834, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117740834.

“BillionGraves Index”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVJR-L85N : accessed 9 March 2015), Margaret Cowell, .

 

John Reginald Hugh Cuthbert (son of William Arthur Cuthbert)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGB-Q2W : accessed 10 March 2015), John Reginald Hugh Cuthbert, 05 Jul 1931; citing Steveston, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13141, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,652.

 

Brothers of William Arthur Cuthbert

Robert Lancelot Cuthbert (1868 or 1869-1915) [Robert Lancelot Cuthbert, University of Edinburgh, Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, Roll of the Fallen, page 23, https://archive.org/stream/rollofhonour191400univuoft#page/n62/mode/1up]

[Robert Lancelot Cuthbert, The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession: Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession, T.A. Lee, Routledge, 2007, pages 53-55, https://books.google.ca/books?id=Orx8AgAAQBAJ&dq=%22hugh+cuthbert%22+%22anne+wilkinson%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s.]

Thomas Wilkinson Cuthbert (born 1873)

James Mackie Cuthbert (born 1875)

Hugh Thornton Cuthbert (1878-1966) [Hugh Thornton Cuthbert, The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession: Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession, T.A. Lee, Routledge, 2007, pages 53-55, https://books.google.ca/books?id=Orx8AgAAQBAJ&dq=%22hugh+cuthbert%22+%22anne+wilkinson%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s.]

Hugh Thornton Cuthbert (born 1878), Who’s Who in Arizona, Volume 1, 1913, Jo Conners, page 419; https://archive.org/stream/whoswhoinarizona00conn#page/419/mode/1up.

Reginald Vaux Cuthbert (1880-1917) [http://www.forgotten-names-recalled.org/download/37408c78-6790-11e4-a5bf-2b791d355113/.]

Ronald Wingrave Cuthbert (killed in action in 1916).

 

Frederick Taylor Jackson (farm products distributor in Armstrong, British Columbia)

“Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ8Q-DVW : accessed 10 March 2015), Frederick T. Jackson and Anne Elin Miller, 29 Dec 1898; citing Palo Alto County, Iowa, United States, county courthouses, Iowa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-79TQ : accessed 10 March 2015), Frederick Jackson, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 1-54, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,664; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=48294&highlight=11&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frederick+Jackson.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL29-RJ3 : accessed 10 March 2015), Frederick Taylor Jackson, 27 Feb 1917; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13112, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,140.

“Death of F.T. Jackson,” Enderby Press and Walker’s Weekly, March 8, 1917, page 1, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/enderby/date/1917-03-08#1: “Death of F.T. Jackson: The death of F.T. Jackson, manager of the Okanagan United Growers, which occurred at his home in Vernon last week, will be a severe blow to the shipping organization of the Okanagan. No man had a better grasp of the market situation at all times than the deceased manager, and it will be difficult to find a man with his organizing ability. Since taking hold of the shipping organization of the Valley, two years ago, Mr. Jackson, by his untiring zeal, brought the concern out of difficulty and placed it upon a permanent solid basis. He was a comparatively young man, 45 years of age, and a native of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He located in Armstrong about 15 years ago, and since that time had devoted his efforts to furthering various agricultural organizations for the handling of farming products. A wife and two children survive him.”

Advertisements

One thought on “Cuthbert, William Arthur (1883-1976)

  1. Pingback: William Arthur Cuthbert (1883-1976) | westendvancouver

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s