Draper, Thomas Richard (1852-1925)

There were two listings for Thomas Draper in the West of Denman area. It is not certain that these are the same person.

The first Thomas Draper was a commission agent who lived at 1868 Beach Avenue from 1903 to 1905. No further information is available for this person.

There was also a Thomas Richard Draper who lived at 1224 Denman Street in 1914. He was an assistant librarian at the Carnegie Library.

Thomas Richard Draper was born on May 27, perhaps in 1849 or 1852, in Roxbourne, Hertfordshire, England. His father was Richard Draper; his mother was Miss Willan.

According to the 1901 and 1911 Canada census, Thomas Draper arrived in Canada in 1887 or 1888.

By 1901 he was living in New Westminster, where he was an accountant.

In 1910, he was working as an assistant librarian with the Carnegie Library at the corner of Hastings Street and Main Street.

Carnegie Library, 1908, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 3429; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/58/3429.jpg.

Carnegie Library, 1908, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 3429; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/58/3429.jpg.

In 1911, he was living at 2425 Point Grey Road in Vancouver

He lived at 1224 Denman Street in 1914.

He continued as the assistant librarian until he retired about 1924. He died in Vancouver on December 31, 1925, and he was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Thomas was married to Frances, but the details of his wife’s background are somewhat unclear. She may have been Frances Taylor.

Frances was born on December 5 in 1859 or 1860, on Jersey, in the Channel Islands. She died in Vancouver on February 14, 1918, and she was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Her death certificate says that her father was Francis Draper (born in the Channel Islands), and that her mother was Hannah Burnett (born on the Isle of Wight). However, it appears that her father may actually have been Francis Taylor.

Frances Draper had a sister, Caroline, who also lived in Vancouver. (Caroline was also the informant on Thomas Richard Draper’s death certificate.) Caroline was born on the island of Jersey on November 19, 1847. Her father was Francis Taylor (born on the island of Jersey), and her mother was Mary Burnett (born on the Isle of Wight). Caroline was married to William Alexander Mcdonald (1860-1913). Caroline died in Vancouver on January 21, 1940.

 

Sources

Thomas Richard Draper

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6Y-VT7V : 6 October 2015), Thomas Draper, Lambeth, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 42, Piece/Folio 609/37, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,309 (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-C4M : 13 November 2014), Thomas Draper, D, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60499&highlight=31&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thomas+Draper

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-97K : 2 March 2015), Thomas Draper, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62777&highlight=41&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thomas+R.+Draper.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-YHK : 30 September 2015), Thomas Richard Draper, 1925.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-335T : 13 December 2015), Thomas Richard Draper, 1925; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26300606, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26300606.

“Thomas Richard Draper is Removed by Death,” Vancouver Province, January 2, 1926, page 18: “Vancouver has lost another old-timer by the death of Thomas Richard Draper, who passed away at the General Hospital just before the dawn of the New Year. Deceased, who was a native of Hertfordshire, Eng., and aged 76, came to British Columbia forty years ago and for many years was on the staff of the Vancouver Public Library, being retired on a pension about a year ago. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon from Center & Hanna’s.”

Thomas Richard Draper, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1926, page 12: “Draper—Passed away at the Vancouver General Hospital, December 31, 925 Thomas Richard Draper, late of 1428 Robson. The deceased was born at Wembly Lodge, Broxburn Herts, England, age 76 years. Funeral services will be held at Cdentre & Hanna’s Chapel, Monday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m., Rev. H.G. King officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

Francis Taylor (possible father of Frances, wife of Thomas Draper)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M75Q-NKF : 14 January 2016), Francis Taylor, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; 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, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX2-HT1Z : 6 October 2015), Francis Taylor, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 13, Piece/Folio 5613/18, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,528.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4B98-VMM : 15 October 2015), Frank Taylor in household of Mary Bond, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Jersey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Frances (wife of Thomas Richard Draper)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M75Q-NKJ : 14 January 2016), Fanny Taylor in household of Francis Taylor, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; 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. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6Y-VT7K : 6 October 2015), Frances Draper in household of Thomas Draper, Lambeth, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 42, Piece/Folio 609/37, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,309. (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-C49 : 13 November 2014), Francis Draper in household of Thomas Draper, D, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60499&highlight=32&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Francis+Draper

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-972 : 2 March 2015), Frances Draper in entry for Thomas Draper, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62777&highlight=42&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frances+Draper.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK8-L9Y : 30 September 2015), Frances Draper, 1918.

Frances Draper, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 15, 1918, page 21: “Draper—Died at 1676 Beach Avenue on February 14, 1918, Frances, the beloved wife of Thomas Draper, a native of Jersey, Channel Islands, and a resident of Vancouver for many years. Resting at Center & Hanna.”

Frances Draper, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 16, 1918, page 22: “Draper—Died at 1676 Beach Avenue on February 14, 1918, Frances, the beloved wife of Thomas Draper, a native of Jersey, Channel Islands, and a resident of Vancouver for many years. The funeral services will be held from Center & Hanna’s chapel Monday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. H.G. King officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3353 : 13 December 2015), Frances Draper, 1918; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26261255, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26261255.

 

Caroline Taylor (sister of Frances, wife of Thomas Richard Draper)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M75Q-NKN : 14 January 2016), Caroline Taylor in household of Francis Taylor, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; 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.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2T-KM2 : 30 September 2015), Caroline Mcdonald, 1940.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QN49 : 13 December 2015), Caroline Mcdonald, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26252206, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26252206.

 

William Alexander McDonald (husband of Caroline Taylor)

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

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QNYB : 13 December 2015), William A. Mcdonald, 1913; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26292522, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26292522.