Darling, Evelyn (“Eva”) May (1854-1935)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Darling, Vancouver Province, August 17, 1935, page 27

Mrs. Evelyn M. Darling, Vancouver Province, August 17, 1935, page 27

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 749 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 749 (edited image)

Evelyn (“Eva”) May Darling was the widow of William Darling, who was a Montreal hardware merchant. She lived at 2080 Haro Street from 1913 to 1920.

Eva’s son, William Lyell Darling, was an accountant and civil servant. He lived at 1833 Comox Street in 1917.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 453 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 453 (edited image)

Evelyn May Darling was born Evelyn May Dudley on September 8, 1854 in Elyra, Ohio. Her father was Owen Dudley (who may have lived from about 1828 to 1861). Her mother may have been Helen (or Ellen) Little (1831-1859).

History of the Dudley family : With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., by Dudley, Dean; Wakefield, Massachusetts, Dean Dudley, Publisher, 1886, pages 372-373; https://archive.org/stream/historyofdudleyf01dudl#page/372/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historyofdudleyf01dudl#page/373/mode/1up.

History of the Dudley family : With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., by Dudley, Dean; Wakefield, Massachusetts, Dean Dudley, Publisher, 1886, pages 372-373; https://archive.org/stream/historyofdudleyf01dudl#page/372/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historyofdudleyf01dudl#page/373/mode/1up.

Eva was an orphan at a young age, and she went to live in Montreal, Quebec, with her uncle, Mr. E. Muir (possibly Ebenezer Muir, who was apparently married to Evelyn’s aunt, Eliza Anah Dudley).

In 1879, in Montreal, Evelyn married William Darling, who was a hardware dealer in Montreal. He was born about 1847 in Montreal. His father was William Darling (1819-1885). His mother was Mary Davidson.

Eva’s husband, William, retired in 1894 and continued to live in Montreal until he died in February 1912. He was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Eva arrived in Vancouver about 1913. She lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1913 to 1918 2080 Haro Street
1919 not listed under Vancouver names
1920 2080 Haro Street
1921 number 26, 1186 Pacific Street (Royal Mansions)
1922 1848 Collingwood Street
1923 probably 1848 Collingwood Street (Clarence Darling listed under streets)
1924 and 1925 1848 Collingwood Street
1926 and 1927 not listed under Vancouver names
1928 1848 Collingwood Street
1929 1848 Collingwood Street (listed under streets)
1930 probably 1848 Collingwood Street (R A de L Harwood listed under streets)
1931 to 1935 2349 West 49th Avenue

Evelyn appeared in the Vancouver society directories in 1914 and 1927.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 20

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 20

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 19

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 19

Eva continued to live in Vancouver until the mid-1930s. She died in Vancouver on August 16, 1935. She was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

William and Eva had the following children.

William Lyell Darling (1880-1964) (biography appears below)

Harold Darling (1882-1943)

Dudley Darling (1883-1904)

Clarence Darling (1885-1955)

Gordon Darling (1887-1978)

Evelyn Mary Ritchie Darling (1889-1962)

Lilybel Darling (1893-1966)

Helen Davidson Darling (born 1895; died probably between 1973 and 1978)

Phyllis Darling (1900-1973)

 

William Lyell Darling

William Lyell Darling was born in Montreal on July 6, 1880. He lived with his parents and went to school in Montreal. After he graduated in 1895, he worked in the auditing and claims department of the Grand Trunk Railway for four years.

In 1899 he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he was an accountant in the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s engineering department. He later worked for the CPR in Calgary, Alberta, and Cranbrook, British Columbia.

On June 17, 1903, in Cranbrook, he married Sara Louise Lund. She was born in Valley City, North Dakota, on April 30, 1879. Her father was Oluf (sometimes Olaf) Lund. Her mother was Ellen Nelson.

By 1905 he was the chief clerk to George Joseph Aloysius Bury, often known as G.J. Bury or Sir George Bury (1865- 1958), who was the general manager of the railway.

William resigned from the CPR in 1905 and moved to Vancouver, where he became the secretary of the British Columbia General Contracting Company.

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906. He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1906 1447 Harwood Street
1907 1301 Pender Street
1908 not listed under Vancouver names
1909 1602 Robson Street
1910 and 1911 1451 Comox Street
1912 to 1916 not listed under Vancouver names
1917 1833 Comox Street (active service)
1918 number 3, 920 Bidwell Street (Mrs. Darling)
1919 to 1921 number 3, 920 Bidwell Street (Lyell Darling and W.L. Darling)
1922 3016 West 6th Avenue
1923 2624 West 8th Avenue
1924 2029 Pendrell Street
1925 and 1926 number 11, 1901 Pendrell Street
1927 1812 Waterloo Street
1928 to 1929 3457 West First Avenue
1930 and 1931 3660 Cameron Avenue
1932 to 1935 6076 Angus Drive
1936 to 1937 6522 East Boulevard
1938 to 1954 2742 Point Grey Road
1955 to 1964 3005 Point Grey Road

In 1908 William joined the contracting firm of Ironside, Rannie & Campbell, who were building the Fraser Valley branch of the British Columbia Electric Railway.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 62

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 62

In 1911, William formed a firm called Motherwell and Darling, which worked on acquiring the right of way for the Canadian Northern Railway in New Westminster.

In 1913 he became the industrial commissioner for the City of New Westminster.

During the First World War, William served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

After the war, William returned to Vancouver, where he became a salesman for Walsh Construction Company Limited.

For a time in the 1920s he was an inspector for the Vancouver Harbour Board. He later held a series of positions with the federal government and with the government of British Columbia.

He retired about 1947. He died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on September 12, 1964. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Sara died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on November 13, 1968. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Other Children of William Darling and Evelyn May Dudley

Biographical information for the other children appears in the sources below.

 

Sources

Darling family

Gladys Barbara Pollack, “DARLING, WILLIAM,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 11, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 17, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/darling_william_11E.html.

 

Owen Dudley (possibly father of Evelyn May Dudley)

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTQ-H67 : 10 November 2014), Owen Dudley, Cayuga, Haldimand County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 15, line 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11725, Public Archives, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1851_pdf/e095/e002351771.pdf.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7B-3Z3 : 8 November 2014), Owen Dudley, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 317, line 8; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1092, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,831; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391930_00427.pdf.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-YV4G : 15 December 2015), Owen Dudley, 1861; Burial, Beamsville, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Beamsville Baptist Church; citing record ID 149118505, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149118505.

 

Ellen Little (possibly mother of Evelyn May Dudley)

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTQ-H6W : 10 November 2014), Ellen Dudley, Cayuga, Haldimand County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 15, line 49; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11725, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-7NZ2 : 7 June 2016), Helen Dudley, ; Burial, Beamsville, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Beamsville Baptist Church; citing record ID 160916799, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160916799.

 

Eliza Anah Dudley (possibly aunt of Evelyn May Dudley)

Quebec Library and Archives, http://applications.banq.qc.ca/apex/f?p=115:11:::NO::P11_CLE:37828: “Détails pour Dudley Mrs Eliza Anah; Nom: Dudley; Prénom: Mrs Eliza Anah; Année sépulture: 1888; Église: Saint-Georges Anglican Church, Montreal; Confession: Anglican; Folio: 14; Source: Centre d’archives de Montréal, CE 601, S68.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-YNL9 : 13 December 2015), Eliza Anah Dudley Muir, 1888; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108996528, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108996528.

 

Ebenezer Muir (Evelyn May Dudley’s possible uncle by marriage)

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWR6-85N : 10 November 2014), Ebenegar Muir, St Laurent, Montréal County, Canada East (Quebec), Canada; citing p. 31, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C_1129, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM7Y-4H1 : 7 November 2014), Ebenezer Muir, Montréal, Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 24, p. 127; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1280-1281, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,376.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KG-PQM : 13 November 2014), Ebenezer Muir, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal West, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 41, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10047, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,009.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJR-NSB : 18 November 2014), Ebenezer Muir, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH5L-MDR : 13 November 2014), Ebenezer Muir, B, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-YNVQ : 13 December 2015), Ebeneezer Muir, 1922; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108996520, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108996520.

 

Evelyn (“Eva”) May Dudley

Evelyn May Dudley, Auld-Sorbel-Roth/Rathgeber-Dudley; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=auld1&id=I1647

Quebec Library and Archives, Mariages non catholiques de la région de Montréal, 1766-1899; http://applications.banq.qc.ca/apex/f?p=113:11:::NO::P11_CLE:24158: “Détails pour Darling William; Nom époux: Darling; Prénom époux: William; Nom épouse: Dudley; Prénom épouse: Evelyn May; Année: 1879; Église: Saint-George’s Anglican Church (Montréal); Confession; Anglican; Pagination: 22; Source: Centre d’archives de Montréal, CE601,S68.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ5-TXN : 18 November 2014), Eveline Darling in household of William Darling, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 38; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13219, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,855.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW53-B3M : 13 November 2014), Eevlelyn M Darling, St Laurent Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148210.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZVP : 13 November 2014), Evelyn H Darlina in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90799&highlight=50&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Evelyn+H.+Darling.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSK-FGN : 27 December 2014), Darling, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4760, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BHT : 19 March 2015), Evelyn May Darling in entry for William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=32&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Evelyn+May+Darling.

Society, Vancouver Province, March 20, 1920, page 5: “Mrs. William Darling is home again after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Woods in Victoria.”

Society, Vancouver Sun, June 12, 1920, page 8, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ryRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=6103%2C4927730 [link leads to column 3; article is in column 4]: “Mrs. William Darling, Haro street, entertained at a luncheon-bridge on Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. W. Gilmour of Montreal. Other guests included Mrs. George Campbell, Mrs. Arthy, Mrs. William Godfrey, Mrs. Allan, Mrs. James B. Noble, Mrs. Adolphus Williams, Mrs. Weber (Montreal), Mrs. Roberts, Miss Henderson and Mrs. Downie.”

1921 Canada Census, Eva M. Darling, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRB-KM7 : 30 September 2015), Eva May Darling, 1935.

“Mrs. E.M. Darling Dead,” Vancouver Sun, August 17, 1935, page 12:

“The death occurred Friday of Evelyn M. Darling, 80, at her home, 2349 West Forty-ninth Avenue. She had resided in Vancouver since the death of her husband, William Darling, and leaves eight children: Helen, William, Harold, Clarence and Gordon Darling, Mrs. Robert D. Harwood and Mrs. Ernest Wood, all of Vancouver; Mrs. Oscar H. Weber of Montreal.

Rev. F.K. Belton will officiate at the funeral service which will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Christ Church Cathedral. The body will be forwarded to Montreal for interment; Center & Hanna in charge.”

“City Resident Passes,” Vancouver Province, August 17, 1935, page 27 [includes photograph of Evelyn M. Darling]:

“Mrs. Evelyn M. Darling, aged 80, a well-known resident of Vancouver, died on Friday at her residence, 2349 West Forty-ninth avenue.

Mrs. Darling, the former Evelyn May Dudley, was of United Empire Loyalist stock and a member of a prominent Montreal family. She was educated at Bute House, Montreal, and was married in 1879 at St. George’s Church, the ceremony being conducted by the late Archbishop Bond and Dr. (later Bishop) Sullivan. She had resided in Vancouver since the death of her husband, William Darling.

Surviving are four sons: William, Harold, Clarence and Gordon, all of Vancouver, and four daughters: Miss Helen Darling, Mrs. Ernest Wood and Mrs. Robert De’L. Harwood of Vancouver and Mrs. Oscar H. Weber of Montreal.

Funeral services will be conducted in Christ Church Cathedral at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The remains will be forwarded to Montreal for interment. Center & Hanna Undertaking Company is in charge of the arrangements.”

Eva May Dudley Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 17, 1935, page 17; Vancouver Sun, August 17, 1935, page 19: “Darling—Passed away August 16 at her residence 2349 West Forty-ninth avenue, in her eighty-first year, Mrs. Eva May Dudley Darling, widow of the late William Darling of Montreal. Surviving her are four sons, William Lyell, Harold, Clarence and Gordon, all of Vancouver and four daughters, Miss Helen Darling, Mrs. Ernest H. Wood and Mrs. Robert de’L. Harwood of Vancouver, and Mrs. Oscar H. Weber in Montreal. Funeral services at Christ Church Cathedral Monday, August 19, at 1:30 o’clock. Interment Montreal. Montreal papers please copy.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-P1L5 : 11 July 2016), Evelyn May Dudley Darling, 1935; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108911751, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108911751.

E. Muir (possibly Ebenezer Muir) (possible uncle of Evelyn May Dudley)

E. Muir, http://bouteillesduquebec.ca/publicites/muir_e.htm: “Ebenezer Muir apparaît en tant que pharmacien en 1866 dans les annuaires de Montréal, et fait faillite à l’automne 1875. Il apparaît ensuite quelques années plus tard en tant que registraire et secrétaire de la Montreal Pharmaceutical Association. Il conserve ce poste jusque vers 1905.” [Google translation: “Ebenezer Muir appeared as a pharmacist in 1866 in the Montreal directories and went bankrupt in the fall of 1875. He later appeared a few years later as registrar and secretary of the Montreal Pharmaceutical Association. He remained in this post until about 1905.”]

Descendants of Adam Higgins, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mcclintock/higginsadam.htm: “ELIZA JANE3 HIGGINS (ADAM2, THOMAS1) was born 1835 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and died 26 June 1900 in Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada. She married EBENEZER MUIR 8 October 1868 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, son of WILLIAM MUIR and JANET CANDLISH. He was born 25 September 1828 in Quebec, Canada, and died 19 July 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-YNVQ : 13 December 2015), Ebeneezer Muir, 1922; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108996520, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108996520.

 

William Darling (husband of Eva May Dudley)

William Darling, Auld-Sorbel-Roth/Rathgeber-Dudley; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=auld1&id=I1597

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ5-TXF : 18 November 2014), William Darling, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 38; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13219, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,855.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW53-BS1 : 13 November 2014), William Darling, St Laurent Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148210.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZVG : 13 November 2014), William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90799&highlight=49&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Darling.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSK-FGF : 27 December 2014), William Darling, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4760, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BHR : 19 March 2015), William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=31&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Darling.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-P1RN : 13 December 2015), William Darling, 1912; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108131185, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108131185.

 

William Lyell Darling (son of Eva May Dudley)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ5-TXJ : 18 November 2014), William Darling in household of William Darling, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 38; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13219, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,855.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW53-B39 : 13 November 2014), William L Darling, St Laurent Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148210.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKS-XDY : 13 November 2014), W L Darling in household of David Hislop, D, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=66605&highlight=8&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+W+L+Darling.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-8XT : 21 January 2016), William Lyall Darling and Sara Louise Lurd, 17 Jun 1903; citing Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11386, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,979.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BYVG : 2 March 2015), William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

William Lyell Darling, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 4, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 878-879; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/878/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/879/mode/1up.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MY2J : 2 March 2015), William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Vancouver World, March 27, 1913, page 11: “Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Darling have rented their home on St. Patrick’s street, New Westminster. Mrs. Darling will visit Mr. Darling’s mother, Mrs. William Darling, Haro street, for several weeks and expects to remain In Vancouver for the summer.”

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Darling, William Lyell; Rank: LT; Regimental Number: 1015239; Date of Birth: 06/07/1880; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2298A – 50; Item Number: 342435; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=342435; Digitized service file: B2298A-S050; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2298A-S050.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL2-78M : 27 December 2014), Wm Lyell Darling, Feb 1918; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4756, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, William L. Darling; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT2-LJ8 : 30 September 2015), William Lyell Darling, 1964.

William Lyell Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 14, 1964, page 30; Vancouver Sun, September 14, 1964, page 36: “Darling—Passed away suddenly, September 12, 1964, William Lyell Darling, of 3005 Pt. Grey Road. Survived by his loving wife Sara Louise, 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilson (Eleanor) Morfitt, West Vancouver, and Mrs. Robb H.D. (Eva) Hulme, Vancouver; 2 grandsons, John B. Morfitt and George L. Morfitt and great-grandchildren. Funeral service Tuesday, September 15, at 3 p.m. in St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St., at 2nd Ave., Rev. E. Linfoot officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial PRK. Nunn and Thomson, funeral directors.”

 

George Joseph Aloysius Bury (railway executive)

Sir George J.A. Bury, http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/bury_g/bury_g.html:

Memorable Manitobans: George J. Bury (1866-1958); http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/bury_gj.shtml.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRX-9TR : 30 September 2015), George Bury, 1958.

 

Sarah Louise Lund (wife of William Lyell Darling)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BYVP : 2 March 2015), Sarah Darling in entry for William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MY2V : 2 March 2015), Sarah Darling in entry for William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Sarah L. Darling in household of William L. Darling; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Vancouver World, November 4, 1921, page 7: “The residents of the Old People’s Home were entertained with a most delightful concert recently arranged by Mrs. W. Lyell Darling ot the Philanthropic committee of the Woman’s Musical Club. Every number on the programme was enthusiastically encored and those contributing, as well as the audience, spent a most enjoyable evening.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYW-FXD : 30 September 2015), Sara Louise Darling, 1968.

Sarah Louise Darling, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 16, 1968, page 37: “Darling—Sarah Louise, widow of the late W. Lyell Darling, on November 13, 1968, at Altamont Private Hospital, West Vancouver, in her 90th year. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilson (Eleanor) Morfitt; Mrs. Robert (Eva) Hulme; 2 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren. Private family service was conducted by Rev. W. Valentine in the Boal Memorial Chapel. Interment Ocean View Burial Park. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Charles Patrick Lund (brother of Sarah Louise Lund)

Charles P. Lund, History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume 3, Nelson Wayne Durham, 1912, pp.168-70; https://www.law.umich.edu/historyandtraditions/students/Pages/ProfilePage.aspx?SID=5566&Year=1896: “Charles P. Lund, a member of the Spokane bar and also well known in business circles, having voice in the management of several important corporate interests, was born at Fargo, North Dakota, March 17, 1876. His father, Olof Lund, a native of Sweden, came to Spokane as a young man and is now living retired in this citv. His wife, Mrs. Elna Lund, was born in the same country and they became the parents of two sons and four daughters: Charles P.; Peter, living in British Columbia, where he is engaged in the lumber business; Matilda, the wife of D.L. Nelson, a merchant of Helena, Montana; Emma, the widow of F. S. Jewett, who makes her home in Calgary, Canada; Sarah, the wife of W. L. Darling, who is engaged in the real-estate business in New Westminster, British Columbia; and Ellen, the wife of Harold Darling, secretary of the Lund Land & Development Company of Cranbrook, British Columbia. . . .”

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGJB-GRJ : accessed 18 November 2016), Charles P Lund, Spokane Ward 5, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 206, sheet 9B, family 210, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1671; FHL microfilm 1,375,684.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHFL-87J : accessed 18 November 2016), Charles P Lund, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 176, sheet 5B, line 96, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1941; FHL microfilm 1,821,941.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQ4-BQC : accessed 18 November 2016), Charls P Lund, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 99, sheet 8A, line 8, family 106, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2518; FHL microfilm 2,342,252.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N31Y-MZN : 5 December 2014), Charles P. Lund, 26 May 1960; citing Spokane, Spokane, Washington, reference 11164, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,034,033; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/7C6BD342C11F3BF7F007081D23C711DA.

“The Lawyers,” History of the Spokane County Bar and Bench, Benjamin H. Kizer, November 8, 2008, http://spokanelegalhistory.blogspot.ca/2008/11/benjamins-kizers-history-of-spokane.html: “When Lawrence R. Hamblen and Charles P. Lund obtained their law degrees at the University of Michigan in 1896, and thereupon entered into partnership as Hamblen and Sund, they little realized that they were laying the foundation of a law firm that today, nearly seventy (70) years later, is in the top rank, so solidly placed in the practice of law, that it bids fair to maintain its high position for many years to come. . . . Mr. Charles P. Lund, who left this firm to practice independently, in 1906, later in 1910 formed a partnership with Fabian B. Dodds, which continued for more than twenty (20) years until the death of Mr. Dodds. Thereafter, for the rest of his life, Mr. Lund again practiced independently. He died in 1961. Like his former partners, he was a man of unblemished integrity, and of exceptional ability.”

“A piece of Idaho, family history,” By Jeri Mccroskey, Correspondent, July 16, 2005, http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2005/jul/16/a-piece-of-idaho-family-history/: “The Lund home, along with a little more than six acres, has belonged to the Lund family since 1927, when Pat Lund’s grandfather, Spokane attorney Charles Patrick Lund, bought the estate of nearly 1,000 acres from a consortium of bankers who had planned to subdivide and develop the land under the name of Honeysuckle Estates. The six-plus acres is the only piece of the estate that still remains in the Lund family.”

 

Eleanor May Darling (daughter of William Lyell Darling)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BYV5 : 2 March 2015), Eleanor M Darling in entry for William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MY2K : 2 March 2015), Eleanor Darling in entry for William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Eleanor M. Darling in household of William L. Darling; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-G2D : 21 January 2016), Wilson George Morfitt and Eleanor May Darling, 15 Sep 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508.

 

Wilson George Morfitt (husband of Eleanor May Darling)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1904-006949; Wilson George Morfitt; date of birth: August 11, 1904; place of birth: Gladstone; mother: Annie J. Bond.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-G2D : 21 January 2016), Wilson George Morfitt and Eleanor May Darling, 15 Sep 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLN-R6V : 30 September 2015), Wilson George Morfitt, 1986.

 

Eva Lyell Darling (daughter of William Lyell Darling)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MY22 : 2 March 2015), Era Darling in entry for William L Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Eva L. Darling in household of William L. Darling; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-490318; Robert Herbert D Hulme and Eva Lyell Darling; date of marriage: June 22, 1940; place of marriage; Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/44fd44bf-a10c-4235-9e14-12885bdadee7.

 

Robert Herbert Donaldson Hulme (husband of Eva Lyell Darling)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTX-G21 : 30 September 2015), Robert Herbert Donaldson Hulme, 1963.

 

Mary Lyell Darling (daughter of William Lyell Darling)

1921 Canada Census, Mary Darling in household of William L. Darling; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKR-4RP : 30 September 2015), Mary Lyell Fox, 1946.

 

Harold Darling (son of Eva May Dudley)

Harold Darling, Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 1316 (includes photograph of Harold Darling).

Harold Darling, Who’s Who in Canada, 1936-1937, page 256 (includes photograph of Harold Darling).

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZV5 : 13 November 2014), Hanold Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=1&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harrold+Darling.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2G-T8Z : 30 September 2015), Harold Darling, 1943.

“Harold Darling Dies Suddenly After North Shore Dinner; Headed Securities Firm,” Vancouver Province, November 4, 1943, page 15 (includes photograph of Harold Darling).

“H. Darling, Former Rotary President, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, November 4, 1943, page 2 (includes photograph of Harold Darling).

Harold Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 4, 1943, page 15; Vancouver Sun, November 4, 1943, page 15: “Darling—On Nov. 3, 1943, Harold Darling in his 62nd year. Survived by his loving wife, 2 sons and 5 daughters, Major Nelson Darling, Cpl. William O. Darling, Lieut. Nursing Sister Elna Darling, all overseas; LAW. Janet Darling, R.C.A.F. (W.A.); Dorothy, Grace and Sheila at home. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Center & Hanna, funeral directors, in charge.”

Harold Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 5, 1943, page 25; Vancouver Sun, November 5, 1943, page 19: “Darling—On Nov. 3, 1943, Harold Darling in his 62nd year. Survived by his loving wife, 2 sons and 5 daughters, Major Nelson Darling, Cpl. William O. Darling, Lieut. Nursing Sister Elna Darling, all overseas; LAW. Janet Darling, R.C.A.F. (W.A.); Dorothy, Grace and Sheila at home; 3 brothers, William Lyell, Clarence and Gordon, city; 4 sisters, Mrs. Evelyn M.R. Webber [sic], Montreal ; Mrs. Lilybell Wood, Mrs. Phyllis Del. Harwood and Miss Helen D. Darling, city. Funeral arrangements in Christ Church Cathedral, Sat. afternoon, Nov. 6, at 2 o’clock, Rt. Rev. Sir Francis Heathcote, bishop of New Westminster and Very Rev. Dean Cecil Swanson, D.D., officiating. Committal Ocean View Burial Park. Center & Hanna, directors.”

 

Ellen Alaine Lund (wife of Harold Darling)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBW-GZX : 30 September 2015), Ellen Ailene Darling, 1963.

Ellen A. Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 10, 1963, page 25; Vancouver Sun, October 10, 1963, page 48: “Darling—Passed away peacefully October 9, 1963, Mrs. Ellen A. Darling, widow of Harold Darling, 3475 W. 26th Avenue, in her 81st year. Survived by 2 sons, Nelson, of Vancouver, W.O., in North West Territories, 5 daughters, Miss Dorothy Darling, Mrs. R.P. Owen, Mrs. J.M. Moss, Mrs. F.H. Phippen, of Vancouver, ; and Miss Janet Darling of Toronto. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 11, at 2 p.m. in the peace Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral, Georgia at Burrard Street, Ven. Archdeacon, James Thomson officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park. Nunn & Thomson, Funeral Directors.”

 

Dorothy Darling (daughter of Harold Darling)

Dorothy Darling, death notice, Published in The Vancouver Sun on Apr. 1, 2003; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-darling&pid=157283865: “DARLING _ Dorothy, late of Gabriola Island, BC, born February 13, 1908 died peacefully at Nanaimo Hospital on March 20, 2003 at the age of 95. Dorothy never married and had no children of her own. She was, however the eldest of a family of 7 children and played a major role in the raising of her 4 sisters, Beatrice (Buds) Owen, Grace (Dede) Moss, Janet Withers, and Sheila Nelson, and her two brothers Nelson and William. Dorothy lived most of her life in Vancouver where she spent many years of joyous participation in the Little Theatre Company, working with her friends Dorothy Peck and Jessie Richardson. She was introduced to Gabriola Island as a summer home in 1914 and spent most of her summers there throughout her life. She retired to Gabriola in 1971 building a small home where she lived independently until just a few days before her death. Dorothy will be missed by her two surviving sisters, Janet Withers and Sheila Nelson. She will also be missed by the many nieces and nephews whose lives she touched. Among these were the children of her sister Beatrice, Michael (and his children Jacquie and Bridget), Barbara and Gerald Owen (and his children Tom and Alexis), the children of her sister Sheila Nelson (Douglas, Robert and Deborah Phippen) the daughter of her brother Nelson (Patti Meekison), and the step children of her sister Grace (Clare Peterson, David Moss and Marcia Hafner, and Anne Moss). In her later years Dorothy came to rely for her independence on the loving care of her niece Barbara Owen, her niece-in-law Terry Owen and the constant help of the Gabriola Homemakers Society. In her many roles as sister, aunt, great aunt, in-law and friend, she blotted many tears, changed many diapers and served as listening post to many generations of children. She was the eldest of the broader Darling clan which has adopted Gabriola Island as its home. This is the passing of a generation. Her warm, steady and generous spirit will be missed by her loving family and friends.”

 

Dudley Darling (son of Eva May Dudley)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZVR : 13 November 2014), Dudley Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=2&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Dudley+Darling.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK1-JNY : 30 September 2015), Dudley Darling, 1904.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2M-MQH : 30 September 2015), Dudley Darling, 1904.

 

Clarence Darling (son of Eva May Dudley)

Clarence Darling, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 841-842; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/841/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/842/mode/1up

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZVT : 13 November 2014), Clarina Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=3&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Clarence+Darling.

Clarence Darling, Who’s Who in Western Canada, by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 154; http://ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=643148&qryID=061a19f0-606c-4574-a991-230b29b341b5.

Clarence Darling, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 841-842; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/841/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/842/mode/1up.

Clarence Darling, Who’s Who in Canada, 1923-1924, page 364 [includes photograph of Clarence Darling].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-CLB : 30 September 2015), Clarence Darling, 1955.

“Clarence Darling, city barrister, dies at 70,” Vancouver Province, December 28, 1955, page 11 [includes photograph of Clarence Darling]

“C. Darling, Noted City Lawyer, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1955, page 9; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5ztlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2323%2C5232137.

Clarence Darling, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1955, page 32; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5jtlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1218%2C5153967: “Darling—Passed away Christmas night, Dec. 25, 1955, in the Vancouver General Hospital, Clarence Darling, late of 1281 W. 32nd Ave., in his 71st year. Survived by his loving wife; 2 sons, T. Graham of West Vancouver; John D. of Ottawa; 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard B. Wills of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Henry D. MacLachlan of Vancouver; 2 brothers, W. Lyell of Vancouver; Gordon of Hammond, B.C.; 4 sisters, Mrs. H.O. Weber of Montreal; Mrs. E.H. Wood, Miss Helen Darling, Mrs. R. deL. Harwood, Vancouver; 9 grandchildren. Funeral service in St. John’s Shaughnessy Church, corner Nanton and Granville St., Thursday, Dec. 29, 1955, at 2 p.m., Rt. Rev. G.P. Gower and Rev. A.M. Trendell, DD, officiating. Cremation. Nunn & Thomson Funeral Directors in charge.”

 

Beatrice Viola Graham (wife of Clarence Darling)

“Mrs. Clarence Darling,” society, Vancouver Province, January 5, 1935, page 16 (includes photograph of Mrs. Clarence Darling): “M. and Mme. Paul Suzor’s tea-dansant on Monday and the Naval ball at Hotel Vancouver on Wednesday evening are but two of the interesting events arranged for the entertainment of officers and men of the French training cruiser, Jeanne d’Arc, which will be in port next week. Among patronesses for the ball are Mrs. Percy Shallcross and Mrs. Clarence Darling.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPF-56V : 30 September 2015), Beatrice Viola Darling, 1957.

Beatrice Viola Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 16, 1957, page 36; Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1957, page 32: “Darling—Suddenly on April 14, 1957, Beatrice Viola Darling, aged 64 years, late 1483 29th St., West Vancouver, widow of the late Clarence Darling, QC. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard B. Wills, Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Henry D. MacLachlan, Vancouver, B..C.; 2 sons, T. Graham, Darling, West Vancouver, John D. Darling, Ottawa, Ont.; 9 grandchildren; also 1 sister, Mrs. Herman Caesar, Le Vesinet, France; 2 brothers, Douglass Graham, Vancouver, B.C.; Ervin McKeen, Holyoke, Mass. Funeral service Wed., April 17, at 3 p.m. from the Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, Rev. William Valentine officiating. Cremation.”

 

Thomas Graham Darling (son of Clarence Darling)

“Graham Darling Named to Bench,” by Dave Ablett, Vancouver Sun, December 24, 1969, page 19 (includes photograph of Graham Darling).

“New Judge, Thomas Graham Darling,” The Advocate (1970), volume 28, pages 36-39 (includes photograph of Thomas Graham Darling).

T. Graham Darling, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 16, 1992,page B8.

“The Honorable T. Graham Darling,” The Advocate, volume 60, page 6, November 2002, pages 913-915 (includes photograph of T. Graham Darling).

 

Gordon Darling (son of Eva May Dudley)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZVY : 13 November 2014), Gordon Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=4&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Gordon+Darling.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BHY : 19 March 2015), Gordon Darling in entry for William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Gordon+Darling.

1921 Canada Census, Gordon Darling, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278M-2D9 : 10 April 2015), Gordon Darling and Elsie Stinson Ritchie, 31 Dec 1914; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,021,931.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-3Q9 : 30 September 2015), Gordon Darling, 1978.

Gordon Darling, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 20, 1978, page 38; Vancouver Sun, May 20, 1978, page D-4: “Darling—Gordon of Vancouver, in his 91st year, passed away on May 18, 1978. Beloved husband of Elsie Ritchie, he also leaves his devoted family, sons Dudley and Bruce; daughter, Kathleen, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; his dear sister Helen and many loving relatives. Predeceased by his son Frank in 1976. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 23, at 3 p.m. in St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 8th Avenue and Trimble Street. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements through First Memorial Services.”

 

Evelyn Mary Ritchie Darling (daughter of Eva May Dudley)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSK-FGJ : 27 December 2014), Evelyn Darling, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4760, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW53-B3W : 13 November 2014), Evelyne M R Darling, St Laurent Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148210.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZVB : 13 November 2014), Evelyn M R Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=5&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Evelyn+M.+B.+Darling.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BHB : 19 March 2015), Evelyn May Darling in entry for William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=34&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Evelyn+May+%3F%3F%3F%3F%3F+Darling.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-56P : 21 January 2016), Herman Oscar Weber and Evelyn Mary Ritchie Darling, 12 Jul 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

Evelyn M.R. Darling and H. Oscar Weber, wedding description, Vancouver Province, July 14, 1913, page 8: “The marriage of Miss Evelyn M.R. Darling, eldest daughter of Mrs. William Darling, and Mr. H. Oscar Weber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Weber of Montreal, was solemnized on Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with the sun appearing just long enough to honor the occasion. . . . Leading the procession was Miss Phyllis Darling, youngest sister of the bride, as maid of honor. . . . Following were the Misses Lilybel and Hel Darling, sisters of the bride. . . . The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. W. Lyall [sic] Darling. . . . The bride’s brother, Mr. Gordon Darling, acted as groomsman, and the ushers were Mr. Ernest Hamilton Wood and Mr. Frank Raphael.” [includes list of guests ].

Society, Vancouver Province, September 7, 1914, page 10: “Mrs. Webber [sic] of Montreal is staying with her mother, Mrs. William Darling at 2080 Haro street.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG9-MZT7 : 11 July 2016), Evelyn Mary R Darling Weber, 1962; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108215527, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108215527.

 

Herman Oscar Weber (husband of Evelyn Mary Ritchie Darling)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG9-MZYL : 13 December 2015), Herman Oscar Weber, 1965; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108972175, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108972175.

 

Lilybel Darling (daughter of Evelyn May Dudley)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSK-FGV : 27 December 2014), Lilybell Darling, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4760, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZV1 : 13 November 2014), Lelybels Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=6&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Lilybell+Darling.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BH1 : 19 March 2015), Lilsebel Darling in entry for William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=35&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Lilybel+Darling.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-185 : 21 January 2016), Ernest Hamilton Wood and Lilybel Darling, 07 Oct 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

Lilybel Darling and Ernest Hamilton Wood, wedding description, Vancouver Province, October 8, 1914, page 8: “The marriage of Miss Lilybel Darling, second daughter of Mrs. Wm. Darling, 2080 Haro street, to Mr. Ernest Hamilton Wood of this city, took place last evening at St. Paul’s Church, the ceremony being performed by Rev. H.G. King. The bride . . . was given away by her brother, Mr. W. L. Darling of New Westminster. . . . She was attended by two bridesmaids, her sister, Miss Helen Darling, and Miss Beatrice Cavanagh. . . . Mrs. Russell Taylor of Victoria and Mr. Harold Brooks accompanied the bridegroom. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Wood left on a short trip and on their return will reside in Vancouver. . . .”

“Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZHQ-35T : 11 December 2014), Lilybel D Wood, 03 Jul 1966; from “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2000); citing Multnomah, Oregon, certificate number 10541, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem. (possible connection)

 

Ernest Hamilton Wood (husband of Lilybel Darling)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-18Y : 21 January 2016), Ernest Hamilton Wood and Lilybel Darling, 07 Oct 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; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPK-813 : 30 September 2015), Ernest Hamilton Wood, 1948.

Ernest Hamilton Wood, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 28, 1948, page 15; Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1948, unknown page: “Wood—Ernest Hamilton passed away on December 27th, 1948, at his residence, 4796 W. 4th Ave., in his 63rd year. Survived by his wife, Lilybel; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Gordon and Patricia; two sons, Henry and Clifford; also three grandchildren. Funeral service in the Georgia Chapel of Center and Hanna, 1049 W. Georgia St., on Wednesday, December 29th, at 3:00 p.m., Rev. Harold Oswald officiating. Interment, Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Helen Davidson Darling (daughter of Evelyn May Dudley)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZKM : 13 November 2014), Ellen D Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=7&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ellen+D.+Darling.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSK-FGK : 27 December 2014), Helen Darling, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4760, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BCM : 19 March 2015), Helen Davidson Darling in entry for William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=36&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Helen+Davidson+Darling.

1921 Canada Census, Helen Darling in household of Eva M. Darling, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Social Register of Canada, First Edition, 1958, page 59 (Vancouver, British Columbia): Miss Helen Darling, 2475 Discovery.

 

Phyllis Darling (daughter of Evelyn May Dudley)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSK-FG2 : 27 December 2014), Phyllis Darling, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4760, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH52-ZK9 : 13 November 2014), Phyllis Darling in household of William Darlina, A, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=90800&highlight=8&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Phyllis+Darling

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-2BC9 : 19 March 2015), Phyllis Darling in entry for William Darling, 1911; citing Census, Vaudreuil Sub-Districts 1-23, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,582; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=133498&highlight=37&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Phyllis+Darling.

1921 Canada Census, Phyllis Darling in household of Eva M. Darling, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8X-MLK : 21 January 2016), Robert Archibald Harwood and Phyllis Darling, 08 Oct 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,553.

“Autumnal Note Prevails at Harwood-Darling Nuptials,” Vancouver Sun, October 9, 1929, page 10: “. . . Miss Phyllis Darling, who is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Darling of Collingwood street, and the late William Darling, Esq., of Montreal, and who became at last evening’s impressive ceremony the bride of Mr. Robert Archibald de Lotbiniere Harwood, eldest son of Lieut. Col. And Mrs. R. deL. Harwood of this city. . . . Mr. Reginald Harwood was the groomsman. . . . Mr. Lyell Darling gave his sister in marriage. . . . On their return Mr. and Mrs. Harwood will occupy Mrs. Darling’s home on Collingwood street during the latter’s absence on the continent.”

“Miss Phyllis Darling is Married to Mr. R. Harwood,” Vancouver Province, October 9, 1929, page 18.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBV-71C : 30 September 2015), Phyllis De Lotbiniere-Harwood, 1973.

Phyllis Harwood, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 9, 1973, page 36; Vancouver Sun, October 9, 1973, page 58: “Harwood—Passed away October 6, 1973, Phyllis, widow of the late Robert deLobinier-Harwood [sic] of 2475 discovery St. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. H.R. (Helen) Rogers, Bellevue, Wash., Mrs. F.G. (Ann) Noteheifer, of Los Angeles; 1 sister, Miss Helen D. Darling and brother Gordon Darling, Vancouver. Funeral service in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 37th Ave. and Larch St. on Wednesday, October 10 at 3 p.m., Rev. George Kelly officiating. Cremation. Mount Pleasant. Nunn & Thomson Directors.”

 

Robert Archibald De Lotbiniere-Harwood (husband of Phyllis Darling)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-DRY : 30 September 2015), Robert Archibald De Lotbiniere-Harwood, 1951.

“R.A. Harwood Dies Suddenly At His Home,” Vancouver Sun, December 14, 1951, page 51:

“Robert A. deLotobiniere [sic] Harwood, 51, prominent Vancouver real estate man, died suddenly at his home, 4427 West Fifth, Thursday night.

He was born in Pincher, Alta, and came to Vancouver 35 years ago.

Mr. Harwood was associated for many years with the real estate department of Macaulay, Nichols, Maitland and Company Ltd.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Helen and Anne, at home; his father Dr. deLotobiniere Harwood of Westholme, B.C., and a brother, Reginald at Chemainus.

Center and Hanna are in charge of the funeral arrangements which will be announced later.”

Robert A. de Lotbiniere-Harwood, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 15, 1951, page 33; Vancouver Sun, December 15, 1951, page 31: “Harwood—Passed away suddenly at his home, 4427 West 5th Ave., Dec. 13, 1951, Robert A. de Lotbiniere-Harwood, aged 51 years. Survived by his loving wife, Phyllis, two daughters, Helen and Ann, at home, his father, Reginald de Lotbiniere-Harwood, M.D., and brother, Reg., both of Chemainus, B.c. Funeral service Monday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m., in St. Helen’s Church, 8th and Trimble, Rev. J. Whinfield Robinson officiating, followed by cremation. Center & Hanna, funeral directors.”