Davie, Humphrey (1873-1963)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 522 (edited image)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 522 (edited image)

Humphrey Davie was an employee of the Brooks-Bidlake Cedar Company. He lived at 1905 Beach Avenue from 1920 to 1922.

Humphrey Davie was born in Greenock, Scotland, on January 28, 1873. His father was Robert Davie (1830-1914). His mother was Margaret Colquhoun (1830-1910).

Humphrey arrived in Canada about 1913. By 1915, he was working for the civil service in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

On February 20, 1915, in Prince Rupert, Humphrey married Eleanor Watson. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 22, 1876. Her father was Alexander James Watson, who was an accountant and stockbroker. Her mother was Eleanor McNabb, who appears to have been the second wife of Alexander James Watson.

History of Dr. Boyd's fourth High school class, with biogr. sketch of Dr. Boyd, By James Colston, second edition, Edinburgh, Colston and Son, printers “for private circulation,” 1873, page 105; https://books.google.ca/books?id=ON8HAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=%22alexander+james+watson%22+accountant+OR+auditor+scotland+OR+glasgow&source=bl&ots=0PNHhz44Im&sig=9vKzF59LwgVy9TT2Ym-8XOcc5M0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib1dz31PDMAhULzGMKHVOxBu8Q6AEINzAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false

History of Dr. Boyd’s fourth High school class, with biogr. sketch of Dr. Boyd, By James Colston, second edition, Edinburgh, Colston and Son, printers “for private circulation,” 1873, page 105; https://books.google.ca/books?id=ON8HAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=%22alexander+james+watson%22+accountant+OR+auditor+scotland+OR+glasgow&source=bl&ots=0PNHhz44Im&sig=9vKzF59LwgVy9TT2Ym-8XOcc5M0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib1dz31PDMAhULzGMKHVOxBu8Q6AEINzAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false

In 1916, Humphrey and the rest of the family were in Prince Rupert. Humphrey was a mail clerk.

Northern British Columbia Index and Guide, 1916, page 87 (Prince Rupert) [fa-3 means 3 other family members, including wife and children]

Northern British Columbia Index and Guide, 1916, page 87 (Prince Rupert) [fa-3 means 3 other family members, including wife and children]

By 1917, Humphrey and the family were in Vancouver. The Vancouver directory listed Humphrey at two addresses in the West End, although they appear to be the same building: 1460 Nelson is the Clifton Apartments.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 454 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 454 (edited image)

Clifton Apartments, 1460 Nelson Street at Nicola Street, 1940; Leonard Frank ; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 5160; http://pwp.vpl.ca/westendstories/files/2014/09/5160.jpg.

Clifton Apartments, 1460 Nelson Street at Nicola Street, 1940; Leonard Frank ; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 5160; http://pwp.vpl.ca/westendstories/files/2014/09/5160.jpg.

From 1920 to 1922, the family was living at 1905 Beach Avenue. Later they moved to 1536 Haro Street.

The family continued to live in the Vancouver area until the early 1960s.

Eleanor died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 30, 1962. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

Humphrey died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 9, 1963. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

Humphrey and Eleanor had two children.

 

Margaret Colquhoun Davie

Margaret Colquhoun Davie was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on January 27, 1916. She served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

Margaret later worked as a clerk, first with the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and later with the R.D. Morse company.

In 1955, Margaret married Gordon Cruickshank.

Gordon died in 1991.

Margaret died in Revelstoke, British Columbia, on October 8, 2007.

 

Edythe (or Edith) Eleanor Davie

Edythe Eleanor Davie was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on January 27, 1916. She served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

She married Robert Duff Morse, who was a log and timber broker. He was born about 1911 in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver. His father was Robert Lehmer Morse (1881-1931), who was a timber broker. His mother was Gertrude Duff (1888-1962).

Robert Duff Morse died in 1999.

Edythe died in 2002.

 

Sources

 

Robert Davie (father of Humphrey Davie)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M7J1-4GB : accessed 2016-05-23), entry for Robert DAVIE: “Birth: 24 February 1830, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Scotland; Death: 2 February 1914, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Scotland.”

 

Margaret Colquhoun (mother of Humphrey Davie)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M7J1-4PJ : accessed 2016-05-23), entry for Margaret COLQUHOUN: “Birth: 19 November 1830, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; Death: 3 May 1910, 4 Foy Street, Greenoch, Scotland.”

 

Humphrey Davie

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M7J1-4V3 : accessed 2016-05-23), entry for Humphrey DAVIE: “Birth: 26 January 1873, Greenoch, Renfrew, Scotland; Death: 9 May 1963, West Vancouver, BC.”

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F73P-FDW : accessed 23 May 2016), Humphrey Davie, 26 Jan 1873; citing MIDDLE-EAST-WEST PARISHES,GREENOCK,RENFREW,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM23-GMX : accessed 23 May 2016), Humphrey Davie, West District, Renfrewshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 9, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,575.

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSN3-NYD : accessed 23 May 2016), Humphrey Davie, West Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 11, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 220,190.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDM-YHM : accessed 23 May 2016), Humphrey Davis and Eleanor Watson, 20 Feb 1915; citing Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11385, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,978.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTX-D4Q : accessed 23 May 2016), Humphrey Davie, 1963.

Humphrey Davie, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1963, page 50: “Davie—On April 9, 1963, Humphrey Davie of 2246 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. R. Duff Morse, Mrs. D.G. Cruickshank, both of West Vancouver; 6 grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday, April 11, 1963, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, West Vancouver, Rev. C.F. Wilkins officiating. Interment Capilano View Cemetery. Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, directors.”

 

Alexander James Watson (father of Eleanor Watson)

University of Glasgow, Special Collections, http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/detail_p.cfm?NID=23482&AID=&CID=: Name: Alexander James Watson; Dates: fl.1863-1883; Notes: Chartered Accountant; Partner, Mitchell & Watson, later Mitchell, Watson & Wink, Glasgow.

University of Glasgow, Special Collections, http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/results_n.cfm?NID=23482&RID=&Y1=&Y2=: Material relating to Alexander James Watson: MS Gen 551, Photo B32; Mossman family letters and scrapbook. Mainly correspondence of George Mossman, sculptor, and his wife, Agnes, with members of their family, 1841-1882; MS Gen 551/17: Autograph letter from Agnes Mossman to Eliza [Mossman]. Newmains Lodge, Monday [s.d. – 1876?]. Incomplete, lacking second sheet; MS Gen 551/53: Autograph letter, signed, from Jamie [Macnab] to Agnes [Macnab]. The Manse, Isle of Cumbrae, Tuesday [s.d.]; MS Gen 551/68: Autograph letter, signed, from Alix J. Watson to [Agnes] Mossman. 10 Kew Terrace, [Glasgow], 21st March 1874.

A History of Accounting and Accountants, edited by Richard Brown; New York, Cosimo Classics, 2004 (reprint of 1905 edition, published by Augustus M. Kelley Publishers), page 391; https://books.google.ca/books?id=CTCl1rwdjLUC&pg=PA391&lpg=PA391&dq=%22alexander+james+watson%22+glasgow&source=bl&ots=oXLFLK5Lri&sig=H2WysTnUIvog8NUbMoaNUHSlSAw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbuNPU0fDMAhVFyWMKHehACccQ6AEIQDAI#v=onepage&q=%22alexander%20james%20watson%22%20glasgow&f=false; Deceased Scottish accountants: Mitchell, Moncrieff, C.A. . . . “with Alexander James Watson, C.A. (Edin.), under the firm of Mitchell & Watson, which afterwards became Mitchell, Watson & Wink.”

“Alexander James Watson,” History of Dr. Boyd’s fourth High school class, with biogr. sketch of Dr. Boyd, By James Colston, second edition, Edinburgh, Colston and Son, printers “for private circulation,” 1873, page 105; https://books.google.ca/books?id=ON8HAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=%22alexander+james+watson%22+accountant+OR+auditor+scotland+OR+glasgow&source=bl&ots=0PNHhz44Im&sig=9vKzF59LwgVy9TT2Ym-8XOcc5M0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib1dz31PDMAhULzGMKHVOxBu8Q6AEINzAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5F-H9R : accessed 23 May 2016), Alexander James Watson, 06 Feb 1831; citing Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, reference 2:18L0H01; FHL microfilm 1,066,691.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQCQ-P52 : accessed 23 May 2016), Alexander James Watson, 06 Feb 1831; citing EDINBURGH PARISH, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,066,691.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTTY-CLS : accessed 23 May 2016), Alexr. J. Watson and Eleanor S. Macnab, 26 Mar 1874; citing Blythswood,Glasgow,Lanark,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

 

Eleanor McNabb (mother of Eleanor Watson)

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTTY-CL9 : accessed 23 May 2016), Alexr. J. Watson and Eleanor S. Macnab, 26 Mar 1874; citing Blythswood,Glasgow,Lanark,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

University of Glasgow, Special Collections; http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/detail_p.cfm?NID=23483&AID=&CID=65194: Name: Eleanor Watson; Dates: fl.1862-1875; Notes: Née Eleanor Macnab; Daughter of James Macnab; Wife of Alexander James Watson.

University of Glasgow, Special Collections; Material relating to Eleanor Watson; http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/results_n.cfm?NID=23483&RID=&Y1=&Y2=: Eleanor Watson fl.1862-1875; Née Eleanor Macnab; MS Gen 551, Photo B32: Mossman family letters and scrapbook. Mainly correspondence of George Mossman, sculptor, and his wife, Agnes, with members of their family, 1841-1882; MS Gen 551/10: Manuscript invoice from Jane and Eleanor Macnab to George Mossman. 8 Morris Place, Glasgow, 1862; MS Gen 551/16: Autograph letter, signed, from Agnes Mossman to Eliza [Mossman]. Sackville Place, [Glasgow], Monday night [8 November 1875]; MS Gen 551/17: Autograph letter from Agnes Mossman to Eliza [Mossman]. Newmains Lodge, Monday [s.d. – 1876?]. Incomplete, lacking second sheet; MS Gen 551/25: Autograph letter, signed, from Mary Mossman to Eliza [Mossman]. [S.l.], Saturday [s.d.]; MS Gen 551/34: Autograph letter from [Mrs John Mossman?] to Agnes [Mossman]. Maison Etchebesth[?], Feb. 5th 1874. Incomplete, lacking second sheet; MS Gen 551/55: Autograph letter, signed, from Jemima [Macnab] to Eliza Mossman. The Manse, [Millport], Novr 22nd [18]75; MS Gen 551/69: Autograph letter, signed, from Eleanor [Watson] to Mary Mossman. 10 Kew Terrace, Glasgow, 9th Dec. [1875].

 

Eleanor Watson (wife of Humphrey Davie)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT6-B9J : accessed 23 May 2016), Eleanor Davie, 1962.

Eleanor Davie, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 3, 1963, page 20; Vancouver Sun, January 3, 1963, page 33: “Davie—On December 30, 1962, Eleanor Davie, beloved wife of Humphrey Davie, of 2246 marine Dr., West Vancouver. Also survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. R. Duff Morse and Mrs. D.G. Cruickshank, both of West Vancouver; 6 grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday, January 3, 1963, at 1 p.m., in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, West Vancouver, Rev. William Valentine officiating. Interment, Capilano View cemetery. Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver, directors.”

 

Edythe (or Edith) Eleanor Davie (daughter of Humphrey Davie)

Edith Eleanor Davie, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=murquhar&id=I12951; Death: 2002.

1921 Canada census, Duff Morse in household of Robert L. Morse, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 15; 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:FLVG-YQR : accessed 23 May 2016), Robert Lehmer Morse, 1931.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTD-KYV : accessed 23 May 2016), Gertrude Duff Morse, 1962.

Robert Duff Morse, died November 22, 1999; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=murquhar&id=I12950

 

Margaret Colquhoun Davie (daughter of Humphrey Davie)

Margaret Cruickshank, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 12, 2007; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-cruickshank&pid=96001403: CRUICKSHANK Margaret C. Mrs. Margaret Colquhoun Cruickshank passed away at Mt. Cartier Court, Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke, B.C. on Monday, October 8th, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Margaret has been a resident of Revelstoke since 1998, where she enjoyed the company and the activities with the residents and staff of Mt. Cartier Court. Margaret made some very special friends while living there. Born in Prince Rupert, B.C. on January 27, 1916; Margaret spent her early years growing up in Kerrisdale. Along with her identical twin sister Edith they served in WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Stationed in Tofino, they were the only women in the squadron, because they were identical twins they liked to play tricks and they were well known for their antics, at times people didn’t know who was who. After the war, Margaret worked for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway as a clerk and later as a secretary for her brother-in-law Duff Morse (log broker) where she met Gordon. She married Gordon in 1955 and Margaret became a stay at home mom and made a great home environment for her family in West Vancouver. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends at her home or at the family cabin in Oyama. She loved her English style garden around her home with the view of English Bay. She always enjoyed her weekly outings to Dundarave with her friends for lunch and groceries. Margaret had a great love for their terriers; Jock and Fred which completed the family. Margaret was predeceased by her parents (Eleanor and Humphrey Davie), her husband Gordon in 1991, an infant son Gordon and her identical twin sister Edith Morse. She is survived by two sons: John (Bunny) Cruickshank of Revelstoke and David (Jean) Cruickshank of Port Alberni: two granddaughters: Flora and Heather of Port Alberni as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Margaret. Cremation with interment of the remains to follow at a later date. Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.”

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