Davis, Richard Harold (1890-after 1924)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 524 (edited image)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 524 (edited image)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 575 (edited image)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 575 (edited image)

Richard Harold Davis was a men’s clothing salesman with Gault Brothers Limited, and for some time he may have been a dancing teacher. Richard’s wife, Ethel Constance Davis, was a dancing teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived at 1844 Georgia Street from 1920 to 1924.

It appears that Richard Harold Davis was born in Richmond, Surrey, England, in 1890.

In early 1919, Richard married Ethel Constance Thelwall. She was born in 1886 in Kingston, Surrey, England. Her father was John Augustus Thelwall (1858-1915), who was an artist. He who painted portraits, landscapes and still lifes, and he was most active during the 1880s and 1890s. It appears that Ethel’s mother was Gertrude Brewer (1859-1935).

Richard and Ethel moved to Canada in 1919. By 1920, they were living at 1844 Georgia Street. Ethel ran her dancing academy out of the home. Richard worked for Gault Brothers Limited.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 650

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 650

 

Gault Brothers, detail from “Looking northwest along Hastings Street at Homer Street towards Burrard Inlet,” 1913; City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 371-727.3; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/looking-northwest-along-hastings-street-at-homer-street-towards-burrard-inlet.

Gault Brothers, detail from “Looking northwest along Hastings Street at Homer Street towards Burrard Inlet,” 1913; City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 371-727.3; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/looking-northwest-along-hastings-street-at-homer-street-towards-burrard-inlet.

It appears that Ethel’s dancing academy taught mostly young students.

“The Babes in the Wood” Pantomime by Pupils of Davis Fancy Dancing Academy [at 1844 Georgia Street]; January 20 1922; City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 99-3518 -; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/babes-in-wood-pantomime-by-pupils-of-davis-fancy-dancing-academy-at-1844-georgia-street

“The Babes in the Wood” Pantomime by Pupils of Davis Fancy Dancing Academy [at 1844 Georgia Street]; January 20 1922; City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 99-3518 -; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/babes-in-wood-pantomime-by-pupils-of-davis-fancy-dancing-academy-at-1844-georgia-street

Richard and Ethel did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1924. It appears that they went back to England.

Richard and Ethel had a daughter.

 

Muriel June Thelwall Davis

Muriel June Thelwall Davis was born in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver, in 1921.

In 1941, Muriel was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in England.

No further information is available for her.

 

Sources

Richard Harold Davis

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XYV-73K : accessed 11 May 2016), Richard Harold Davis, 1890; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Richmond (Surrey), Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26V6-Y4R : accessed 11 May 2016), Richard H Davis and null, 1919; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1919, quarter 1, vol. 3A, p. 394, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Vancouver City Archives, Gault Brothers, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/gault-brothers: “ . . . Attracted by the growing market on Canada’s West Coast, the firm established a branch in Vancouver in 1899. Henry A. Stone was appointed manager. By 1906, the firm moved to larger premises at 361 Water Street. In 1915, the firm acquired a local work clothing company to ensure a continuous supply of goods for its customers. In 1918, local interests assumed control of the firm. In 1930, the federally chartered firm was succeeded by a B.C. company of the same name. . . .”

1921 Canada Census, Richard Harold Davis (indexed as Richard Harold David); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

John Augustus Thelwall (father of Ethel Constance Thelwall)

John Augustus Thelwall; 1858–1915; http://artuk.org/discover/artists/thelwall-john-augustus-18581915

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26YV-NZJ : accessed 11 May 2016), John Augustus Thelwall, 1858; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hull, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7YJ-6D4 : accessed 11 May 2016), John A Thelwall in household of John Thelwall, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZG9-986 : accessed 11 May 2016), John Augustus Thelwall in entry for John Thelwall, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX5-4SVR : accessed 11 May 2016), John A Thelwall in household of John Thelwall, Kingston Upon Hull Holy Trinity And St Mary, Yorkshire,Yorkshire East Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 4, Piece/Folio 4769/145, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,333.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZR-3JF : accessed 11 May 2016), John Augustus Thelwall, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 3, vol. 9C, p. 92, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:758Y-1PZ : accessed 11 May 2016), John A Thelwall, Holy Trinity And St Mary, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSF7-TLN : accessed 11 May 2016), John A Thelwall, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bournemouth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFY-RZ76 : accessed 11 May 2016), John Augustus Thelwall, 1908.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JWJ-NG5 : accessed 11 May 2016), John A Thelwall, 1915; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Gertrude Brewer (mother of Ethel Constance Thelwall)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPT-XGH : accessed 11 May 2016), Gertrude Brewer, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 1, vol. 9A, p. 150, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZG-32B : accessed 11 May 2016), Gertrude Brewer, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 3, vol. 9C, p. 92, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZ5-RDS : accessed 11 May 2016), Gertrude Simpson, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 3, vol. 9C, p. 92, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:758B-3PZ : accessed 11 May 2016), Gertrude Thelwall in household of John A Thelwall, Holy Trinity And St Mary, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH2-8FWR : accessed 11 May 2016), Gertrude Thelwall, 1935; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England (possible connection).

 

Ethel Constance Thelwall (wife of Richard Harold Davis)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X5W-VDC : accessed 11 May 2016), Ethel Constance Thelwall, 1886; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kingston, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:758B-KPZ : accessed 11 May 2016), Ethel C Thelwall in household of John A Thelwall, Holy Trinity And St Mary, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSF7-TLK : accessed 11 May 2016), Ethel C Thelwall in household of John A Thelwall, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bournemouth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW49-Q96 : accessed 11 May 2016), Constance Thelwall, Chiswick, Chiswick, Middlesex, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26VK-PHY : accessed 11 May 2016), Ethel C Thelwall and null, 1919; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1919, quarter 1, vol. 3A, p. 394, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census, Ethel Constance Davis (indexed as Ethel Crystruce David) in household of Richard Harold Davis (indexed as Richard Harold David); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Muriel June Thelwall Davis (daughter of Richard Harold Davis)

1921 Canada Census, Muriel June Thelwall Davis (indexed as Muriel Jane Isabell David) in household of Richard Harold Davis (indexed as Richard Harold David); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

The London Gazette, 25 November 1941, page 6789; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35358/page/6789/data.pdf: “Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. . . . To be Asst. Sec. Offs. on prob. (emergency):—10th Nov. 1941: . . . Muriel June Thelwall Davis (3939)”

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