Donald, James Charlton (1867-1913)

James Charlton Donald was a broker who lived at 1034 Gilford Street from 1907 to 1911 and in 1913. His wife, Ethel, lived at 1034 Gilford Street (or at 1038 Gilford Street) for much of the time from 1918 to 1939.

James Charlton Donald was born on May 3, 1867, in Norwich, Ontario. His father was Rev. William Donald (1835-1899) (one source says he was born in 1838). James’s mother was Mary Ella Charlton (1842-1930).

In 1871, James was living with his parents in Port Hope, Ontario. In 1881, he and his parents were in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

In the late 1880s the family moved to California, where William Donald was a clergyman in the Pacific coast town of Carpinteria.

By 1892, James was in San Francisco, California. He was a reporter for the San Francisco Call newspaper.

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1892, page 483; https://archive.org/stream/langleyssanfranc1892sanf#page/483/mode/1up

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1892, page 483; https://archive.org/stream/langleyssanfranc1892sanf#page/483/mode/1up

On April 17, 1895, in San Francisco, James married Ethel Moore. She was born in San Francisco on October 11, 1871. Her father was Robert Moore. Her mother was Francis Amelia Pidwell. (Robert Moore and Francis Pidwell were married in Victoria, British Columbia, on February 19, 1861.)

After the honeymoon, James and Ethel returned to San Francisco, where they lived at 2028 Steiner Street.

San Francisco Call, Volume 77, Number 153, 12 May 1895, page 21; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18950512.2.218

San Francisco Call, Volume 77, Number 153, 12 May 1895, page 21; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18950512.2.218

By 1896, James was with the Associated Press in San Francisco.

Crocker-Langley San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing 1896, page 521; https://archive.org/stream/crockerlangleysa1896sanf#page/521/mode/1up [edited image].

Crocker-Langley San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing 1896, page 521; https://archive.org/stream/crockerlangleysa1896sanf#page/521/mode/1up [edited image].

In 1899, James and Ethel moved from San Francisco to Vancouver.

“Around the Corridors,” San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 125, 3 October 1899, page 6; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18991003.2.74&srpos=9&e=--1880---1930--en--20-SFC-1--txt-txIN-%22j+c+donald%22-------1

“Around the Corridors,” San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 125, 3 October 1899, page 6; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18991003.2.74&srpos=9&e=–1880—1930–en–20-SFC-1–txt-txIN-%22j+c+donald%22——-1

James and Ethel were in Vancouver at the time of the 1901 Canada census. They lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1902 1600 Robson Street
1903 to 1906 1373 Robson Street
1907 to 1911 and 1913 1034 Gilford Street

From 1902 to 1904, James was the city editor of the Vancouver Province newspaper.

From 1905 to 1911, he was in a real estate business with Robert Andrew Corbet (1870-1928).

Souvenir of the Vancouver Fire Department, 1905, page 8; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_66177#page/n13/mode/1up.

Souvenir of the Vancouver Fire Department, 1905, page 8; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_66177#page/n13/mode/1up.

In 1912 and 1913, James had his own real estate business.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 717 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 717 (edited image)

He belonged to the Vancouver Club, the Jericho Country Club, and the A.F. & A.M. (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons).

On the morning of October 16, 1913, James walked from his house at 1034 Gilford Street to Simpson’s boathouse on English Bay. He got into a small boat and started to row across the bay to the golf club at Jericho Beach. He never arrived. In the afternoon, two men found James’s boat floating in the bay. His coat and hat were in the boat, along with only one oar. The police and James’s friends looked in the waters of English Bay, but they could not find any trace of him.

A tugboat captain discovered James’s body floating on the bay six weeks later, on November 30, 1913. The coroner concluded that James’s death resulted from accidental drowning. James was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Ethel did not appear in the Vancouver directories from 1914 to 1917. For some of this time she was in California.

In 1918 she was at 1034 Gilford Street. (At some point around 1923, 1038 Gilford Street appeared in the directories along with 1034 Gilford. It appears that the house was divided into two suites, resulting in two addresses: 1034 Gilford and 1038 Gilford.)

1920 to 1923 number 20, 920 Bidwell Street (listed as Mrs. G. Donald in 1922 and 1923)
1924 to 1925 1034 Gilford Street
1926 number 20, 920 Bidwell Street
1927 1034 Gilford Street
1928 number 14, 920 Bidwell Street
1929 to 1930 1034 Gilford Street (listed as 1038 Gilford Street in 1930)
1931 number 16, 1853 Nelson Street (listed as Jas. C. Donald)
1932 to 1939 1034 Gilford Street (listed as 1038 Gilford Street from 1933 to 1939)
1940 number 4, 1108 Nicola Street

In 1914 and 1927, Ethel appeared in the Vancouver society directories.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 22

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 22

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 21 [Stanley Court was at 920 Bidwell Street]

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 21 [Stanley Court was at 920 Bidwell Street]

For a time, Ethel was a social correspondent for The Province newspaper. She belonged to the Jericho Country Club and the Georgian Club.

Ethel died in Vancouver on January 15, 1941. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

James and Ethel had a daughter.

 

Marcia Dorothea Donald

Marcia Dorothea Donald was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 4, 1913.

For a time she worked as a stenographer.

On June 10, 1939, she married David William Davidson, who was a salesman. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1913. His father was David Frederick Davidson (1881-1955). His mother was Ivah Seeton Schwartz (1883-1935).

David William Davidson had studied at the University of Alberta. He moved to Vancouver, where he worked for Parsons, Brown Limited.

In 1939, David joined the Seaforth Highlanders. He served extensively in Europe during the Second World War.

During the war, Marcia served with the Canadian Red Cross in London, England.

After the war, David and Marcia returned to Vancouver. David became the sales manager for Parsons, Brown.

In 1955, David was the manager of the real estate department of Yorkshire Corporation

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 204 (edited image)

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 204 (edited image)

David died in 1995. He was buried in the Union Cemetery in Calgary, Alberta. Marcia was an executor of David’s estate.

Marcia died in Kamloops, British Columbia on November 28, 2008.

 

Sources

William Donald (father of James Charlton Donald)

William Donald, http://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/william-donald_31967186: “Born in Rattray, Perth, Scotland on 17 Jan 1835 to James Donald and Catherine McIntosh. William married Mary Ella Charlton and had 3 children. He passed away on 5 Jul 1899 in Carpentaria, California, USA.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-NP7 : 13 November 2014), William Donald, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 44, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

Pictonians in the Pulpit: The Ministers and Churches in the Town of Pictou; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nspictou/elect_text/Pictonians_ch_3.htm: What has long been known as Prince Street Church, Pictou, was originally a section of the field of Dr. McGregor and Mr. Ross. it was formed into a separate congregation in 1801, as  the Harbor District. . . . Rev. William Donald followed, from 1878 to 1883.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX9-VJR : 18 November 2014), William Donald, Pictou (Town), Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 117; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13175, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,811.

“Sudden Death of a Pioneer Preacher,” San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 37, 7 July 1899, page 3; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18990707.2.14.10.4&srpos=5&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN-%22william+donald%22——-1:

“Santa Barbara, July 6.— Rev. William Donald, one of the oldest pioneers in Carpenteria, was found dead at his home in Carpenteria at 9 o’clock last evening.

Deceased was 55 years of age and a native of Scotland. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Judge Oster of San Bernardino, and two sons, one of whom is James Donald, connected with the Associated Press in San Francisco. Mrs. Donald is at San Bernardino visiting her daughter.”

“Called to His Reward; Funeral of Rev. William Donald at Carpinteria,” San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 39, 9 July 1899, page 3; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18990709.2.56&srpos=4&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN-%22william+donald%22——-1

“Carpinteria. July 8.—The entire valley of Carpinteria was In mourning to-day at the obsequies of the Rev. William Donald, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, who died suddenly on Wednesday evening, aged 64, after almost thirty-nine years of continuous ministry. The church was crowded at the services, which were In charge of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara. Rev. W. E. Dodge, the moderator, presided and the old clergymen who took part were: Rev. A. H. Carrier. D. D., of Santa Barbara: Rev. R. H. Van Pelt of Hueneme and Rev. Messrs. Alexander of Santa Paula, and Rowland and McLean of Carpinteria. The pall bearers were the elders end deacons of the local Presbyterian Church.”

“Funeral of a Beloved Pastor,” Los Angeles Herald, Number 282, July 9, 1899, page 3; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH18990709.2.35&srpos=11&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN-%22william+donald%22——-1

“Funeral of a Beloved Pastor

Carpinteria, July B.—The entire valley was In mourning today at the obsequies of the Rev. William Donald, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, who died suddenly on Wednesday evening, aged 64, after almost thirty-nine years of continuous ministry. The services were in charge of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara. Rev. W. E. Dodge, the moderator, presided, and the other clergymen who took part were Rev. A. H. Carrier, D. D., of Santa Barbara, Rev. R. H. Van Pelt of Hueneme, and Rev. Messrs. Alexander of Santa Paula and Rowland and McLean of Carpinteria. The pall-bearers were the elders and deacons of the local Presbyterian church.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV22-722R : 13 December 2015), William Donald, 1899; Burial, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Carpinteria Cemetery; citing record ID 79885133, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79885133

Carpinteria Cemetery, Santa Barbara Genealogical Society, http://santabarbaragenealogy.org/carpinteria_cemetery/carpinteria_d.php:

Name Sx Birth Death Age Interment Mortuary Place of Birth Place of Death Vet Location Marker Remarks
DONALD, William M 1838 Jul 5, 1899 61 Scotland Santa Barbara Co, CA 222, 1 stone death date from pre-1905 death index

 

Mary Ella Charlton (mother of James Charlton Donald)

Mary Ella Charlton, http://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/mary-ella-charlton_17542861: “Born in South Dumfries, Ontario, Canada on 1842 to Michael Charlton and Mercy Maria Bowerman. Mary Ella married William Donald and had 3 children.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-NPM : 13 November 2014), Ella C Donald, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 44, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

Canada Census, 1881, Ella Donald; birth: 1843, Ontario; residence: Pictou (Town), Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008123140.pdf

 

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M959-WVN : 25 January 2015), Ella C Donald in household of Frank F Oster, San Bernardino Township San Bernardino city Ward 2, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 152, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,097.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLR-B9S : 29 October 2015), Ella C Donald in household of Frank F Oster, San Bernardino Ward 2, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 118, sheet 5A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,107.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQB-25D : 14 December 2015), Ella C Donald in household of Frank F Oster, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 8A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,112.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV6-SNL : 8 December 2015), Ella C Donald in entry for Frank F Oster, 1930.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-BVT7 : 5 June 2015), Ella C Donald, 26 Dec 1930; citing 64305, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

 

James Charlton Donald

James Charlton Donald, http://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/james-charlton-donald_108288992: “Born on 3 May 1867 to William Donald and Mary Ella Charlton. He passed away on 16 Oct 1913 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-NP9 : 13 November 2014), James C Donald in household of Ella C Donald, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 44, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

San Francisco Call, Volume 77, Number 132, 21 April 1895, page 21; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18950421.2.181&srpos=1&e=21-04-1895-21-04-1895-189-en–20-SFC-1–txt-txIN-Ethel+Moore—-1895—1: “Moore-Donald. The wedding of Miss Ethel Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, and James CharIton Donald, the popular journalist, took place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church last Wednesday evening. The edifice, which was not large enough to accommodate all the guests who had assembled to witness the ceremony, was artistically decorated with yellow roses and eschscholtzias. As the organist played the Tannhauser wedding march the bridal party entered, led by Miss Margaret Granley, a five-year-old niece of the bride, who acted as page, and was followed by the ushers — Frederick W. Searby, W. Kimball Briggs, S. E. Tucker and Frederick S. Myrtle. Then came the maid of J honor, Miss Gertrude Moore, sister of the bride, and lastly the bride, leaning on the arm of her father.

The bride’s gown was of ivory en train. The corsage was high and trimmed with chiffons of white lace and real orange-blossoms from the orange-grove of her father near Riverside. The maid of honor was attired in a yellow silk trimmed with ribbons and lace. She carried yellow roses. Mrs. Moore, mother of the bride, wore an elaborate red Irish poplin gown en train and trimmed with lace. The mother of the groom wore a black silk with long train and cream lace collar. Her ornaments were pearls. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. J Maxwell Reilly, rector of the church, and when he had pronounced the blessing Frank Coffin sang the matrimonial hymn of the Episcopal church. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mendelssohn’s Wedding March was played as the party left the church and proceeded to the residence of the bride’s parents, 2620 Sacramento street, where a reception was held. The bride and groom left Thursday on a wedding trip through Southern California, and on their return will reside at 2028 Steiner street.”

San Francisco Call, Volume 77, Number 153, 12 May 1895, page 21; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18950512.2.218&srpos=1&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN-%22james+charlton+donald%22——-1: “Mr. and Mrs. James Charlton Donald will be at home on the second and fourth Sundays, at 2028 Steiner street.”

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYDZ-XDQ : 26 November 2014), James Charlton Donald, 1896; citing Voter Registration, 2028 Steiner, San Francisco, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,258.

“Around the Corridors,” San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 125, 3 October 1899, page 6; http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18991003.2.74&srpos=9&e=–1880—1930–en–20-SFC-1–txt-txIN-%22j+c+donald%22——-1: “J. C. Donald, attached to the Associated Press service in this city, and formerly a member of The Call’s local staff, is leaving for Vancouver. B. C., where he proposes residing permanently. While still remaining connected with the Associated Press, Mr. Donald expects to engage in commerce in the northern city.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-VGP : 13 November 2014), James Donald, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59766&highlight=4&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+Donald.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJGQ-KZ7 : 6 December 2014), James Carlton Donald, 18 Sep 1911; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnewaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL1-XY4 : 30 September 2015), James Charlton Donald, 1913.

“Broker Drowned in English Bay; J.C. Donald Believed to Have Fallen Out of His Rowboat Yesterday,” Vancouver Province, October 17, 1913, page 34:

“Mr. J.C. Donald, a well-known broker, was drowned yesterday in English Bay, having apparently fallen out of a rowboat while on his way to the Country Club at Jericho Beach to play golf. He left his home, 1034 Gilford street, at 9:30 o’clock with a laugh in his heart and a joke on his lips, went to Simpson’s boathouse, chatted pleasantly for a moment with several workmen who were painting a pier and started across the bay. At 2 o’clock the boat was found by Messrs. William Burchell and Robert Nickerson. It was then floating about a mile off Kitsilano. In it were Mr. Donald’s coat, containing some personal papers, and his hat. One oar was also missing. It looks as if one oar had “caught a crab”—failed to hold the water and also slipped out of the rowlock—causing the oarsman in trying to recover it, to fall overboard. This theory is strengthened by the fact that Mr. Donald was not an experienced oarsman. He could not swim.

Mr. Donald leaves a wife and one child a year old. He was a brother-in-law of Major J.S. Tait and Mr. Walter E. Graveley. He was a member of the Vancouver and Country clubs and especially amongst a large acquaintance of business men was well-known and very popular.

Born in Nova Scotia 43 years ago, Mr. Donald lived quite a number of years in the United States. He was a newspaperman in San Francisco, first on the Examiner and later was day editor for the Associated Press. He came to Vancouver ten years ago, was with the World Newspaper for a few months and later joined the editorial staff of The Province. A year or two later he formed a partnership with Mr. R.A. Corbet, and continued under the firm name of Corbet & Donald until a couple of years ago.”

“Fear Drowning is Untimely End of J.C. Donald; Coat and Hat of Well-Known Broker Found Drifting in Boat on Bay Yesterday,” Vancouver World, October 17, 1913, page 28.

“Waters Do Not Yield Body of J.C. Donald Said to be Drowned,” Vancouver Sun, October 18, 1913, page 1.

“J.C. Donald’s Body Found; After Six Weeks Remains of Dead Broker Are Recovered,” Vancouver Province, December 1, 1913, page 24.

“J.C. Donald’s Body Yielded by Waters Is Towed to Shore; Remains of Well-Known Vancouver Real Estate Broker Are Found Drifting at English Bay—Six Weeks Ago Deceased Left Home to Crow Bay in Rowboat to Jericho Club,” Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1913, pages 1-2.

“Waters of Bay Give up Body of Late J.C. Donald,” Vancouver World, December 1, 1913, page 4. [Describes discovery and identification of body. “The late Mr. Donald was a member of Acacia Lodge, A.F. & AM., and also a member of the Scottish Rite degree. The funeral, which will be under the auspices of the Masonic order, is to be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Masonic Temple.”]

“Donald’s Death Due to Accident; Verdict of Coroner’s Jury After Inquiring Into Circumstances Surrounding Demise of Well-Known Broker Whose Body Was Found in English Bay,” Vancouver World, December 2, 1913, page 20.

James Charlton Donald, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1913, page 18: “Donald—Death occurred Oct. 16, 1913, of James Charlton Donald, of 1034 Gilford St. Remains are now at Nunn & Thomson’s parlors. Funeral announcement later.”

James Charlton Donald, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 3, 1913, page 14: “Donald—The funeral of the late James C. Donald will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Masonic temple, corner of Georgia and Seymour streets, under the auspices of Acacia lodge No. 22, A.F. & A.M.”

James C. Donald, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 4, 1913, page 22; Vancouver Sun, December 4, 1913, page 14: “Donald—The funeral of the late James C. Donald took place yesterday at 2 o’clock from the Masonic Temple and was largely attended by his many friends. Services under the auspices of the Acacia Lodge No. 22, A.F. & A.M. Interment took place in the Masonic Cemetery. Nunn & Thompson were in charge.”

“Funeral of Mr. Donald,” Vancouver Province, December 4, 1913, page 26.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-33Z1 : 13 December 2015), James Charlton Donald, 1913; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302045, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302045.

 

Robert Moore (father of Ethel Moore)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD87-X6D : 21 January 2016), Robert Moore and Frances Amelia Pidwell, 19 Feb 1861; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B09707, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,073,299.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PX-RHG : 14 July 2016), Robert Moore, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 219, sheet 330B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0079; FHL microfilm 1,254,079.

 

Frances Amelia Pidwell (mother of Ethel Moore)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD87-X6C : 21 January 2016), Robert Moore and Frances Amelia Pidwell, 19 Feb 1861; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B09707, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,073,299.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PX-RHP : 14 July 2016), Frances A Moore in household of Robert Moore, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 219, sheet 330B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0079; FHL microfilm 1,254,079.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8Z4-MKH : 25 April 2016), Frances Amelia Moore, 1901.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH7V-HM8 : 14 December 2015), Frances A Moore, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States; citing sheet 6B,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,120.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCDH-XR3 : 8 December 2015), Frances A Moore, 1930.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-CY86 : 5 June 2015), Frances Moore, 1931; citing 60483, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-CY88 : 5 June 2015), Frances Moore, 1931; citing 62784, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

 

Ethel Moore (wife of James Charlton Donald)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PX-RHY : 14 July 2016), Ethel Moore in household of Robert Moore, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 219, sheet 330B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0079; FHL microfilm 1,254,079.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-VG5 : 13 November 2014), Ethel Donald in household of James Donald, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59766&highlight=5&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ethel+Donald.

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, February 13, 1909, page 8: “Another exceedingly charming bridge was given on Monday evening by Mrs. J.C. Donald [includes list of guests].

B.C. Saturday Sunset, March 13, 1909, page 4: “Mrs. J.C. Donald has been confined to the house for the last week with a severe attack of grippe.”

B.C. Saturday Sunset, April 3, 1909, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Donald entertained at dinner on Tuesday evening in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Morris, of Vernon.”

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJGQ-KZW : 6 December 2014), Ethel Donald, 18 Sep 1911; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnewaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Society, Vancouver Province, July 11, 1914, page 8: “Mrs. J.C. Donald has let her residence on Gilford Street to Mr. and Mrs. Hodges and has taken a suite in Denham Court.”

Society, Vancouver Province, July 11, 1914, page 8: “Mrs. Hulme entertained at two table of bridge in honor of Mrs. J. C. Donald, who will leave shortly for California to spend the winter.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGV-FQ8 : 30 September 2015), Ethel Moore Donald, 1941.

“Mrs. J.C. Donald Is Called by Death,” Vancouver Province, January 16, 1941, page 7:

“Collapsing in her apartment at 1108 Nicola street, Mrs. J.C. Donald died on Wednesday evening. Friends say she had been in good health up to that time and had been out during the afternoon.

A resident of Vancouver for 47 years, Mrs. Donald was formerly a social correspondent for The Vancouver Daily Province.

Mrs. Donald is survived by a daughter, Mrs. David Davidson, wife of Captain Davidson, now serving overseas.

Two sisters, Mrs. W.E. Graveley and Mrs. J.S. Tait; two sisters in England, Mrs. R. Allen Cousens and Mrs. J.A. Meldrum, and one in California, also survive.

Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Center & Hanna.”

Mrs. J.C. Donald, Vancouver Sun, January 17, 1941, page 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ATJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2763%2C1954466: “Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Moore Donald, widow of J.D. Donald and resident of Vancouver 40 years, will be conducted in St. Paul’s Church, 1130 Jervis Street, by Rev. Canon H.G. King at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; burial, Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna have charge of arrangements.”

Ethel Moore Donald, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 17, 1941, page 21; Vancouver Sun, January 17, 1941, page 17; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ATJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4880%2C2024030: “Donald—On Jan. 15, 1941, at her residence, 1108 Nicola St., Ethel Moore, widow of James Charleton Donald, aged 69 years. Survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. David Davidson, in England; 5 sisters, Mrs. M.B. Atkinson, California; Mrs. W.E. Graveley, Mrs. John S. Tait, city; Mrs. R.A. Cousens and Mrs. J.A. Meldrum in England. Funeral service in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sat. afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Canon Harold G. King officiating. Committal Masonic plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna, directors.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-33Z4 : 13 December 2015), Ethel Moore Donald, 1941; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302044, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302044.

 

Marcia Dorothea Donald (daughter of James Charlton Donald)

“To Marry in June,” Vancouver Province, May 10, 1939, page 10 (includes photograph of Marcia Dorothea Donald): “Mrs. James Charlton Donald announces the engagement of her daughter, Marcia Dorothea, to Mr. David William Davidson, elder son of Mr. David Frederick Davidson of this city, formerly of Calgary, and the late Mrs. Davidson. Rev. Canon Harold King will officiated at the wedding ceremony, which will take place quietly in St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 2 o’clock on the afternoon of Saturday, June 10.”

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1939-09-473660; David William Davidson and Marcia Dorothea Donald; date of marriage: June 10, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939473660.jpg.

“Miss Marcia Donald Married to Mr. D. Davidson at St. Paul’s; Small Reception at Co. J.S. Tait’s Follows Ceremony at St. Paul’s Anglican Church,” Vancouver Province, June 12, 1939, page 8 (includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. David Davidson.)

“Marcia Donald Weds at Quiet Home Ceremony,” Vancouver Sun, June 12, 1939, page 7; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yTFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2860%2C1696876.

David William Davidson and Marcia Dorothea Donald, wedding notice, Vancouver Province, June 12, 1939, page 13: “Davidson-Donald—On June 10, 1939, in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, by Rev. Canon Harold G. King, David William, elder son of Mr. David Frederick Davidson, formerly of Calgary, and the late Mrs. Davidson, to Marcia Dorothea, daughter of Mrs. Donald and the late James Charlton Donald.”

Stone Canyon Resources Ltd. SEC Info; http:///www.secinfo.com/dVs8j.32g.d.htm:

“Freehold Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease dated April 6, 1995 between Marcia Dorothea Davidson and John Bosdet, executors of the Estate of David William Davidson, as lessors and Westhill Petroleum Ltd., as lessee granted for a primary term of five years from April 6, 1995 (the “Davidson/Bosdet Lease”). [Petroleum and natural gas in the NE ¼ of Section 20-23-28W4M.]

Freehold Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease dated April 6, 1995 between Marcia Dorothea Davidson, as lessor, and Westhill Petroleum Ltd., as lessee, granted for a primary term of five years from April 6, 1995 (the “Davidson Lease”) [Petroleum and Natural Gas in the S 1.2 of Section 20-23-28-W4M].”

Marcia Dorethea Davidson, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 12, 2008; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=marcia-davidson&pid=121287389: “Davidson, Marcia Dorethea. Died peacefully at Pine Grove Care Lodge in Kamloops on Friday, November 28. Marcia was born in Los Angeles, California on February 4, 1913 and resided most of her life in Vancouver, B.C. She served with the Canadian Red Cross in London, England during World War 2. Marcia was predeceased by her husband of 58 years David William and survived by her daughter Jocie McLean (Ernie) and her son David Davidson (Karen) and 4 Grandchildren, Lee, Rob, Ericka and Gina, and 3 Great-Grandchildren, Angelina, Liam and Zoie. A Family Graveside Service will be held in the Spring of 2009 in Calgary, Alberta.”

 

David William Davidson (husband of Marcia Dorothea Donald)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1939-09-473660; David William Davidson and Marcia Dorothea Donald; date of marriage: June 10, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939473660.jpg.

David William Davidson, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1944-1945-1946, Vancouver, S. Maurice Carter, 1945, pages 64-65. [Similar to entry in Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1947-1948, page 54, below.]

David William Davidson, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1947-1948, Vancouver, S. Maurice Carter, 1948, page 54: “Davidson, (Major) David William—Born 1913 in Calgary, Alta.; son of D.F. Davidson. Was educated at University of Alberta. Came to Vancouver and was connected with Parsons, Brown Ltd. Joined the Seaforths 1939 and served in England, Sicily, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Holland and finished as Brigade Major. Mentioned and received the O.B.E., returned to British Columbia, and is now Sales Manager for Parsons Brown Ltd. Married 1939 to Marcia Dorothy, daughter of James Donald. Recreations: golf, riding. Religion: Anglican. Residence: 3981 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver. Office: 535 Homer St., Vancouver, B.C.”

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-13R : 5 November 2014), David Davidson, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 48, line 24; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21949/pdf/31228_4363978-00248.pdf. (father of David William Davidson)

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-13T : 5 November 2014), Ivah Davidson in household of David Davidson, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 48, line 25; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21949/pdf/31228_4363978-00248.pdf (mother of David William Davidson).

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-13Y : 5 November 2014), David Davidson in household of David Davidson, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 48, line 26; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPNG-XKC : 26 November 2014), David Fred Davidson, 07 Mar 1955; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. (father of David William Davidson)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-M6Z3 : 13 December 2015), David F Davidson, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Union Cemetery; citing record ID 123511930, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123511930. (father of David William Davidson).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-M6Z8 : 13 December 2015), Ivah S Davidson, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Union Cemetery; citing record ID 123588019, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123588019. (mother of David William Davidson).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-YXWW : 13 December 2015), David W Davidson, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Union Cemetery; citing record ID 133898199, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133898199. [Birth: 1913; Death: January 25, 1995]

 

Elsie Donald (sister of James Charlton Donald)

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNN8-XPZ : 26 November 2014), Frank Frederick Oster, 01 Jun 1898; citing Voter Registration, San Bernardino No 5, San Bernardino, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,093.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLR-B9M : 29 October 2015), Elsie D Oster in household of Frank F Oster, San Bernardino Ward 2, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 118, sheet 5A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,107.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQB-25Z : 14 December 2015), Elsie D Oster in household of Frank F Oster, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 8A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,112.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV6-9W2 : 8 December 2015), Elsie D Oster in entry for Frank F Oster, 1930.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-8F8D : 5 June 2015), Elsie D Oster, 1936; citing 74253, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

History of the Bench and Bar of California: Being Biographies of Many Remarkable Men, a Store of Humorus and Pathetic Recollections, Accounts of Important Legislation and Extraordinary Cases, Comprehending the Judicial History of the State, by Oscar T. Shuck; Clark, New Jersey, The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2007 (reprint of original edition: Los Angeles, Commercial Printing House, 1901), page 730; https://books.google.ca/books?id=9XaU8GY32hUC&pg=PA730&lpg=PA730&dq=%22frank+f+oster%22+california&source=bl&ots=JwFvxuuuev&sig=1yIXHJjs1L9XkSGwW4At0B_N7vo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiquoPastvOAhVKxWMKHQAwAiYQ6AEIJTAE#v=onepage&q&f=false; page 733; https://books.google.ca/books?id=9XaU8GY32hUC&pg=PA733&lpg=PA733&dq=%22rev.+william+donald%22+california&source=bl&ots=JwFvxuuqdv&sig=WXk5JZ_JxVgqTACAzw-UPCkskvY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG94aWsdvOAhUI6GMKHRcfDSIQ6AEIPDAH#v=onepage&q&f=false

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPK3-142 : 26 November 2014), Frank Oster, 22 Jun 1946; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2XL-5Y4 : 6 December 2014), Donald Oster, 30 Sep 1894; citing San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California; FHL microfilm 1,290,185.

 

Frances Alice Moore (sister of Ethel Moore)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG7-2NR : 30 September 2015), Frances Alice Graveley, 1944.

 

Lilian Nelson Moore (sister of Ethel Moore)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-G9D : 30 September 2015), Lilian Nelson Tait, 1955.

 

Robert Andrew Corbet (real estate and insurance in Vancouver)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QC-SS1 : 13 November 2014), Robert Corbet in household of Margaret Corbet, Owen Sound, North Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 32, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9954, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,339.

Canada Census, 1881, Robert A. Corbet; birth: 1870, Ontario; residence: Owen Sound, Grey North, Ontario, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008194070.pdf

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-3DP : 13 November 2014), Robert Corbet in household of Margaret Corbet, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG3-BZV : 30 September 2015), Robert Andrew Corbet, 1928.

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