Duchesnay, Elizabeth (“Lilly”) (1867-1935)

Elizabeth (“Lilly”) W. Duchesnay, Types of Canadian Women, volume 1, edited by Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1903, page 95; https://archive.org/stream/typesofcanadianw01morguoft#page/95/mode/1up

Elizabeth (“Lilly”) W. Duchesnay, Types of Canadian Women, volume 1, edited by Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1903, page 95; https://archive.org/stream/typesofcanadianw01morguoft#page/95/mode/1up

Elizabeth (“Lilly”) W. Duchesnay was the widow of Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay (1854-1901), who was an engineer and assistant general superintendent for the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia. Lilly lived at 1973 Haro Street from 1906 to 1916.

Lilly was born Elizabeth Whitnall in Londonderry, Ireland, about September 1867.

On January 24, 1884, in Sudbury, Ontario, Lilly married Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay (often called Edmund Juchereau Duchesnay). He was an engineer and manager with the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay, La famille Juchereau Duchesnay, by Pierre Georges Roy; Lévis, 1903, page 389; https://archive.org/stream/lafamillejucher00royp#page/389/mode/1up

Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay, La famille Juchereau Duchesnay, by Pierre Georges Roy; Lévis, 1903, page 389; https://archive.org/stream/lafamillejucher00royp#page/389/mode/1up

Edmund was born on June 23, 1854, in Sainte-Marie de la Beauce, Quebec. His father was Elzéar-Henri Juchereau Duchesnay, (1809-1871), who was a lawyer, seigneur, legislative councillor, and senator. Edmund’s mother was Élisabeth-Suzanne Taschereau.

The Duchesnay name first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1891. Lilly was living at 603 Howe Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1891, page 401

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1891, page 401

In 1892 the directory listed Edmund at 835 Hornby Street. From 1893 to 1901, he was at 877 Hornby Street.

Edmund had a successful career as an engineer with the C.P.R. In 1901, he became the assistant general superintendent of the C.P.R.’s Pacific division. He had an office at Revelstoke, British Columbia.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 471 (Revelstoke)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 471 (Revelstoke)

Edmund died on September 4, 1901. He was supervising a team of railway workers who were fighting a fire near tunnel number 11 (called “Cariboo Joe” tunnel), about five miles east of Spuzzum and 11 miles west of North Bend. After the fire was out, Edmund was standing at the mouth of the tunnel, when a rock fell and struck his head. He died instantly.

C.P.R. Tunnel #11 known as “Cariboo Joe” with Indian men and speeder, 1899, Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 381; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/148/381.jpg.

C.P.R. Tunnel #11 known as “Cariboo Joe” with Indian men and speeder, 1899, Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 381; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/148/381.jpg.

Edmund’s funeral was in the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Vancouver. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Mount Duchesnay, near Field, British Columbia, is named after Edmund.

After Edmund’s death, Lilly lived at the following addresses.

1901 to 1905 877 Hornby Street
1906 to 1916 1973 Haro Street
1917 to 1920 not listed under Vancouver names
1921 to 1924 number 22, 610 Jervis Street
1925 to 1926 number 30, 1507 West 12th Avenue
1927 to 1930 number 1, 1419 Pendrell Street

Lilly did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1930.

It appears that she moved to England in the 1930s, and that she died in London, England in 1935.

Edmund and Lilly had the following children.

 

Albert Edmond Juchereau St Denis Duchesnay

Albert Edmond Duchesnay, Who’s Who in Western Canada, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, 1911, page 165; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643159.

Albert Edmond Duchesnay, Who’s Who in Western Canada, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, 1911, page 165; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643159.

Albert Edmond Juchereau St Denis Duchesnay was born on November 3, 1885, in Biscotasing, Ontario.

He arrived in Vancouver with his parents in 1891.

He became an employee of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, where he worked at several British Columbia branches of the bank, including Greenwood, Nanaimo and Fernie.

By 1911, he was the manager of the real estate department of Vancouver Financial Corporation Limited.

He was a member of the Western Club and the Vancouver Motor Club.

On August 30, 1918, in Vancouver, Albert married Lucia Louise Duchastel de Montrouge (sometimes called “Lou Lou”). She was the widow of Frank Benjamin Springer, who had died in Paris, France, in 1911. Lou Lou was born in New York City on January 8, 1882. Her father was Baron Leon Duchastel de Montrouge (1848-1929), who was a French diplomat. Her mother was Anita Snyder (1851-1931). Lucia had attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Sault au Recollet in Quebec.

In 1930 Albert and Lucia were living in Alameda, California. Albert was a real estate salesman.

It appears that Albert and Lucia’s marriage ended. Lucia later lived in France. She died on July 8, 1956, in Orleans, France. She was buried at Lafrancaise, Tarn et Garonne in France.

By 1940, Albert was married to Alma Nancy Bowell, and was living with Alma’s children from her earlier marriage to Thomas Melbourne Christie (1893-1980).

Albert died in Alameda, California, on January 5, 1944.

Alma died in Contra Costa, California, on October 26, 1975.

 

Viola Maud Duchesnay

Viola Maud Duchesnay was born on February 17, 1888 in Chapleau, Algoma, Ontario.

On September 16, 1913, in Vancouver, Viola married Hugh Boscawen Fergusson, who was a civil engineer. He was born in Shanghai, China, on March 30, 1884 (or 1883). His father was John Coleman Fergusson, who was also a civil engineer. Hugh’s mother was Emily Kennett.

It appears that Hugh arrived in Canada about 1895. In 1901, he was working as a clerk in Alexandria, British Columbia. He studied mining engineering at the Royal School of Mines in Freiberg, Germany.

In 1911 Hugh was a civil engineer in Vancouver.

By December 1913, Viola was living in Calgary, Alberta. Hugh was the chief engineer for the Grain Belt Construction and Development Company.

Henderson's Calgary directory, 1914, page 564; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.9/502.html [edited image]

Henderson’s Calgary directory, 1914, page 564; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.9/502.html [edited image]

During the First World War, Hugh worked on railway construction in Russia. In 1916 he became the works manager for the Royal Ordnance Factory at Gretna in southern Scotland. After the war, he was the chief technical adviser to the British military governor in Cologne, Germany.

He later went to Spain, where he was a consulting engineer on hydro-electric and railway electrification projects. Later he was in South America, working as the chief agent for railway construction; in 1929, Viola (and probably Hugh, as well) was living in Columbia, South America.

In 1933 Hugh became the manager of the heavy construction department at G. A. Harvey and Co. (London), Ltd. He became a director of the company in 1938.

He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Naval Architects, and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

It appears that Viola died in Southwark, London, England in 1950.

Hugh died in London on February 20, 1953.

 

De (Dennis) St. Denis Duchesnay

De (Dennis) St. Denis Duchesnay was born on September 6, 1892, in Vancouver.

He went to school in Vancouver, and later attended university, probably at the Vancouver campus of McGill University College of British Columbia.

During the First World War, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

After the war he returned to Vancouver. In 1921, he was working as a clerk for the Soldier Settlement Board. By 1925, he was a salesman for the importing and exporting firm of Armstrong Barratt.

He did not marry.

In 1926 he began working for Victor Odlum, who was a general insurance and financial agent.

On August 24, 1929, he was killed in an automobile accident in West Vancouver. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Frank Alexander Duchesnay

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Duchesnay, Frank Alexander; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/399355/DUCHESNAY,%20FRANK%20ALEXANDER.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Duchesnay, Frank Alexander; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/399355/DUCHESNAY,%20FRANK%20ALEXANDER.

Frank Alexander Duchesnay was born in Vancouver on October 8, 1893.

It appears that he did not marry.

During the First World War, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. During the fighting he was injured by an enemy gas attack. He died on March 25, 1919, and he was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Woking, Surrey, England.

 

Sources

Elizabeth Whitnall

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

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGL-GNX : 27 December 2014), Lily Duchesnay, May 1919; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4818, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Elizabeth Duchesnay, 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.

 

Elzéar-Henri Juchereau Duchesnay (father of Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay)

Honorius Provost, “Juchereau Duchesnay, Elzéar-Henri,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 10, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 4, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/juchereau_duchesnay_elzear_henri_10E.html.

Christine Veilleux, “Taschereau, Jean-Thomas (1814-93),” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 12, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 4, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/taschereau_jean_thomas_1814_93_12E.html. [Father of Élisabeth. Suzanne Taschereau, second wife of Elzéar-Henri Juchereau Duchesnay.]

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM7V-NJJ : 7 November 2014), Elzéar H. Juchereau Duchesnay, Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, Beauce, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 1, p. 364; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1264-1265, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,357.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42C-YQ7 : 13 November 2014), Elzéar L. Duchesnay, Ste-Marie, Beauce East, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 51, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10356, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,082; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395495_00627.pdf.

An act to authorize the sale of certain properties belonging to the estate of the late Honorable Elzear Henry Juchereau Duchesnay, Statutes of Quebec, 1889, chapter 102, pages 445-449; https://books.google.ca/books?id=ypMvAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA445&dq=whereas+maurice+juchereau+duchesnay&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpyJqYyNrNAhUN7WMKHbgEDvgQ6AEIHzAA#v=onepage&q=whereas%20maurice%20juchereau%20duchesnay&f=false [Refers to several members of Duchesnay family, including Susanne Elizabeth Tashereau and Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay.]

 

Élisabeth-Suzanne Taschereau (mother of Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay)

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM7V-NJV : 7 November 2014), Suzanne Taschereau, Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, Beauce, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 2, p. 364; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1264-1265, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,357.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42C-Y3V : 13 November 2014), Suzanne Duchesnay, Ste-Marie, Beauce East, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 51, line 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10356, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,082; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395495_00627.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJD-2W6 : 18 November 2014), Susan Duchesnay in household of Come A. Morisset, St-Louis Ward, Québec (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13211, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,847; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008154982.pdf.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-67NW : 13 December 2015), Suzanne-Elisabeth Juchereau Duchesnay, 1888; Burial, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada, Church of L’Hôpital Général; citing record ID 101118715, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101118715

 

Charles-Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay (husband of Elizabeth Whitnall)

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM7V-NV2 : 7 November 2014), Edmond Duchesnay, Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, Beauce, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 9, p. 364; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1264-1265, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,357; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4108661_00250.pdf

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42C-Y32 : 13 November 2014), Edmond Duchesnay in household of Suzanne Duchesnay, Ste-Marie, Beauce East, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 51, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10356, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,082; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395495_00627.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJD-2WX : 18 November 2014), Edmond Duchesnay in household of Come A. Morisset, St-Louis Ward, Québec (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13211, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,847; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008154982.pdf.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Di to Dz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votedi.htm: Duchesnay, Edmund Jucherau, 877 Hornby St, Civil engineer, Van

“Mr. Duchesnay’s Appointment; To Be Assistant General Superintendent of the Pacific Division,” Vancouver Province, April 10, 1901, page 1:

“Mr. R. Marpole, general superintendent of the Pacific division of the C.P.R., in circular 39, issued to-day to the company’s employees, states that

‘Mr. E.J. Duchesnay is appointed assistant general superintendent of the Pacific division, with office for the present at Revelstoke. Effective April 15.’

Mr. Thomas Kirkpatrick is appointed acting superintendent of the Mountain and Shuswap sections, with office at Revelstoke.”

Morang’s Annual Register of Canadian Affairs, 1901, edited by J. Castell Hopkins, Toronto, G. N. Morang & Company, Limited, 1902, page 375: “On April 15th, Mr. E.J. Duchesnay was banqueted at Revelstoke upon his appointment as an Assistant-General Superintendent of the Railway. [C.P.R.]”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-QRF : 13 November 2014), Eugene [sic] Duchesney in household of Alex J Mcdonald, G, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=13235&highlight=37&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Eugene+Duchesnay

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (30 September 2015), Edmond J Duchesney, 1901.

“E.J. Duchesnay, of the C.P.R., Instantly Killed Up the Line; Lamentable Accident Occurred Five Miles East of Spuzzum; Tunnel Had Been on fire; Debris Was Being Cleared Away When Assistant General Supt. Was Killed,” Vancouver World, September 4, 1901, page 1:

“E.J. Duchesnay, assistant general superintendent of the C.P.R. Pacific division, was instantly killed this morning at 10:45 o’clock. He was struck by a large rock at the mouth of tunnel No. 11, which is five miles east of Spuzzum and 11 miles west of North Bend. . . .

Mr. Duchesnay was, according to the official report, instantly killed. Tunnel No. 11 had caught fire and a gang of men, under the direction of the deceased, were engaged in fighting the flames. The blaze had been extinguished and the men were clearing away the debris. Mr. Duchesnay was standing at the mouth of the tunnel giving orders, when, without a moment’s warning, a rock fell from above and struck him on the head. With a moan he sank to the ground and expired almost immediately. He was on his way home after being away since May last. . . .

The late gentleman was born in the city of Quebec and was aged about 47 years. His father was for a time in the employ of the road in the early days and was also in business in Jamaica. Deceased was a brother of Col. Duchesnay, of Quebec, and a nephew of the late Cardinal Tascherau of Montreal. He left a wife and four children. Mrs. Duchesnay was formerly a Miss Whitnall, of Quebec. The children are Frank, aged 7 years, Albert, 15; Viola, 13, and Dennis. . . .”

“Death Record: The Late Mr. Duchesnay.” Vancouver World, September 5, 1901, page 1:”The remains of the late E.J. Duchesnay, who was killed up the C.P.R. line yesterday morning, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon. . . . An examination of the body showed that the deceased had sustained a terrible fracture of the skull, sufficient to cause instant death. The remains were taken in charge by Center & Hanna, who embalmed the body, and this morning it was removed to deceased’s late residence on Hornby street. The funeral will take place to-morrow, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, leaving the house at the above hour. The service will be held at the church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.”

“Sorrowfully to the Grave; Funeral of Late Mr. E.J. Duchesnay Took Place Today,” Vancouver Province, September 6, 1901, page 3 [includes illustration of E.J. Duchesnay]. [Description of the funeral and a list of the people who attended] “The principal mourners were Mrs. Duchesnay, relict of the deceased, Frank, St. Denis, Albert and Viola, their children, and Mr. E. Whitall [sic] , brother of the bereaved wife.”

“Funeral of Mr. Duchesnay; Impressive Service in the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary—Solemn Requiem Mass Will be Chanted To-morrow Morning,” Vancouver World, September 6, 1901, page 5.

Morang’s Annual Register of Canadian Affairs, 1901, edited by J. Castell Hopkins, Toronto, G. N. Morang & Company, Limited, 1902, page 505: “Duchesnay, Edmonde Jucheroux—Assistant-General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Born on June 24, 1856; killed by accident near North Bend, B.C. on Sept. 5.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3MF4 : 13 December 2015), E. J. Duchesney, 1901; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26305130, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26305130.

British Columbia Place Names: Third Edition, by G.P. (Philip) V. Akrigg, Helen Akrigg; Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1997, page 68: “Duchesnay, Mount, SE of Field (D-11). After E.J. Duchesnay, CE, assistant general superintendent of the Pacific Division of the CPR, killed by a rockfall in a tunnel near Spuzzum in 1901.”

 

Albert Duchesnay (son of Elizabeth Whitnall)

Albert Edmond Duchesnay, Who’s Who in Western Canada, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, 1911, page 165; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643159: “Duchesnay, Albert Edmond.—Broker, man. real estate dept., Vancouver Financial Corporation, Ltd., 82 Hastings St., Vancouver. Born Chapleau, Ont., Nov. 1885, son of Edmond J. and Lily Duchesnay. Educ. St. John’s College, Winnipeg. Came to British Columbia 1891. Commenced career as clerk, Canadian Bank of Commerce where employed seven years; subsequently engaged in present business. Clubs: Western (Vancouver), Vancouver Motor. Recreations: football, riding, motoring. Address: 1973 Haro St., Vancouver, B.C.”

Society, Vancouver Province, July 1, 1905, page 9: “Mr. Albert Duchesnay of the Canadian Bank of Commerce staff, left on Monday for Greenwood, having been transferred to the branch at that town.”

Society, Vancouver Province, November 1, 1907, page 9: “Mr. A.E. Duchesnay of the Canadian Bank of Commerce staff of Nanaimo will remove to Fernie, to fill a position in the branch in that city.”

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

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ41-XM7 : 6 December 2014), Albert Edmond Duchesnay, 01 Sep 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJH4-Q61 : 6 December 2014), Albert E. Duchesnay, 18 Dec 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-Z7K : 21 January 2016), Albert Edward Jachereau St Denis Duchesnay and Loulou Louise Springer, 30 Aug 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2M-QZD : 4 December 2014), Albert Duchesnay, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,981.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJJ-P2F : 8 December 2015), Albert E Duchesnay, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93B-9R3 : 17 May 2014), Albert Duchesnay, Tract AC-14, Alameda, Alameda Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-25, sheet 3B, family 85, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 183.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DM-8W2 : 8 April 2016), Albert Edmond J Duchesnay, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG5J-7WH : 26 November 2014), Albert Edmond Duchesnay, 05 Jan 1944; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Albert Edmund Duchesnay, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 10, 1944, page 13: “Duchesnay—Passed away January 5th, in Alameda, Calif., Albert Edmund Duchesnay. Survived by his wife, in Alameda, and sister, Mrs. H.B. Fergusson, in London, Eng.”

 

Lou Lou Springer (wife of Albert Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay)

Benjamin Springer (1841-1898), Vancouver Voters, 1886, pages 657-660.

Généalogie du Québec et d’Amérique française; Leon-Hilaire-Alexandre Duchastel, Baron de Montrouge; http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspx?genealogie=Leon-Hilaire-Alexandre_Duchastel&pid=437344&lng=fr&partID=437345 (born: 17 April 1848, Paris, France; died: 27 April 1929, Paris, France)

“New York Marriages, 1686-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6QV-VS6 : 12 December 2014), Hilaire Alexandre Leon Duchastel and Anita Snyder, 07 Jun 1877; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,562,240.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2495-RBR : 20 March 2015), Hilaire Duchastel and Anita Snyder, 07 Jun 1877; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,562,240.

Généalogie du Québec et d’Amérique française, Anita Snyder, http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspx?genealogie=Anita_Snyder&pid=437345&lng=fr; born: 04 March 1851, New York, United States; died: 03 March 1931, Paris, France.

“New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDTV-8TL : 12 December 2014), Lucia Louise Duchastel, 08 Jan 1882; citing Birth Certificates, Manhattan, New York, New York, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,322,168.

“New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:271P-X1V : 20 March 2015), Lucia Louise Duchastel, 08 Jan 1882; citing  Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 329260 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,168.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-5P8 : 21 January 2016), Frank Benjamin Springer and Lucia Louise Duchastel De Montrouge, 05 Aug 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9M7X : 2 March 2015), Lucia Springer in entry for Frank Springer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJJ-P2N : 8 December 2015), Loulow Duchesnay in entry for Albert E Duchesnay, 1930.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 8, 1939, page 8: Mrs. Lulu Duchesnay “of Montreal” with her friend, Mrs. John Pike of Arrowhead, California.

 

Alma Nancy Bowell (wife of Albert Edmond Juchereau Duchesnay)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-896 : 12 December 2014), Alma Nancye Bowell, 25 Aug 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-PSG : 21 January 2016), Thomas Melbourne Christie and Alma Nancye Bowell, 18 Feb 1913; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCXW-2VH : 8 December 2015), Alma N Christie in entry for Thomas M Christie, 1930.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTHG-ZWR : 20 May 2014), Alma  Duchesnay, Oct 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHP-8FL : 26 November 2014), Alma N Duchesnay, 26 Oct 1975; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Thomas Melbourne Christie (husband of Alma Nancy Bowell)

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLK5-82R : 5 December 2014), Thomas Melbourne Christie, 18 Mar 1893; citing Windsor, Essex, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,887,237.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2F6-3J5 : 27 November 2014), Thomas Melbourne Christie, 18 Mar 1893; citing Windsor, Essex, Ontario, 18 Mar 1893, reference cn 901311; FHL microfilm 1,887,237.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2L-ZXV : 13 November 2014), Thomas N Christy in household of Geor H Christy, L, Essex (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-PSG : 21 January 2016), Thomas Melbourne Christie and Alma Nancye Bowell, 18 Feb 1913; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Q-WZ6 : 30 September 2015), Thomas Melbourne Christie, 1980.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-S7CC : 13 December 2015), Thomas Melbourne Christie, 1980; Burial, Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 127300443, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127300443.

 

Selected children of Alma Nancy Bowell

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25R-T62 : 13 December 2014), Peter Bowell Christie, 08 Sep 1925; citing Alameda, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8B4-WMG : 5 December 2014), Peter B Christie, enlisted 01 Dec 1943, Presidio Of Monterey, California, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K143-M7V : 23 May 2014), Peter Bowell Christie, Residence, Pleasant Hill, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJYW-QXJY : 16 May 2014), Peter B Christie, Residence, Martinez, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPS-28P1 : 13 December 2015), Peter Bowell Christie, ; Burial, Lafayette, Contra Costa, California, United States of America, Queen of Heaven Cemetery; citing record ID 135272314, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135272314.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K82X-LWX : 28 November 2014), Alma Mancy Bowell in entry for Jack Edgar Smith and Daphne Sonia Nancy Christie, 05 Apr 1943; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,135,134.

 

Viola Maud Duchesnay (daughter of Elizabeth Whitnall)

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, January 23, 1909, page 8: “Miss Viola Duchesnay gave a charming small tea on Tuesday in honor of Miss Holmes of Victoria. The dainty tea table was presided over by Miss Ida Cambie, the guests being Miss Laura Jukes, Miss Mason, Victoria; Miss Cambie, Miss Geraldine Cambie, Miss Graveley, Miss Lindsay, Miss Wade, Miss Macpherson, Miss Tregent, Miss Clare Charleson, Miss Jean MacKinnon and Miss Bryant.”

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

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-BPT : 21 January 2016), Hugh Boscawen Fergusson and Viola Maud Duchesnay, 16 Sep 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

Viola Duchesnay and H.B. Ferguson, marriage description, Vancouver Province, September 16, 1913, page 8: “In the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary this morning at 9:15 o’clock, the marriage of Miss Viola Duchesnay, only daughter of Mrs. E.J. Duchesnay, to Mr. H.B. Ferguson, was quietly solemnized. The bride . . . was unattended. . . . She was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. A.E. Duchesnay, and Mr. St. L. McIntosh acted as best man. Following the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Father Thayer, the bridal couple left at once to commence their journey to San Francisco and other coast cities. Only the immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony, among whom was Mrs. E.J. Duchesnay . . ..”

Viola Duchesnay and Hugh B. Ferguson, marriage description, Vancouver Sun, September 17, 1913, page 7 [similar to wedding description in Vancouver Province, September 16, 1913, page 8, above].

Society, Vancouver Province, December 17, 1913, page 8: “Mrs. Duchesnay is expecting her daughter, Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, of Calgary, to spend the Christmas season with her. Mrs. Ferguson will arrive in Vancouver tomorrow and will be joined later in the month by Mr. Ferguson.”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC6-K9FD : 4 September 2014), Viola M Fergusson, 1950; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Southwark, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Hugh Boscowen Fergusson (husband of Viola Maud Duchesnay)

Imperial War Museum, Private Papers of H B Fergusson, Catalogue number: Documents.15655; http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1030015429: “[Manuscript and typescript] papers (December 1918 – April 1953) relating to his service as works manager of the Royal Ordnance Factory in Gretna (c. 1916 – 1918), chief technical adviser to the British Military Governor at Cologne (c. 1918 – 1919), and manager of the heavy construction department and then on the board of directors of G A Harvey and Company (London) Limited in Greenwich (1933 – 1953), which specialised in oil refinery equipment . . .”

HM Factory, Gretna, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Factory,_Gretna.

Devil’s Porridge Museum, http://www.devilsporridge.org.uk/: “It tells the story of the greatest factory on earth and the munitions workers who came here from throughout the Empire to support the war effort in the First World War.”

Fergusson DNA Project; http://dna.cfsna.net/GEN/Ireland/Meath/Drogheda.htm: “. . . John Coleman Fergusson (J.P., M. Inst. C.E.), son of Captain Edward F.T. Fergusson, was born in Bombay in 1854, is resident in Vancouver, B.C., and is a civil engineer. He married in 1881 Emily Kennett, and has issue: . . .

Hugh Boscawen, born in Shanghai, March 1884 [1946: Hugh Boscawen FERGUSSON, a British Subject, of Sund 3,5 ridge Park Hotel, Bromley, Kent]; Hugh Boscawen Fergusson died on 21st. February 1953 in his sixty-ninth year. He was senior director of G. A. Harvey and. Company (London), Ltd., Greenwich.”

“India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGCV-LTY : 8 December 2014), John Coleman Fergasson, 31 Jul 1854; citing , reference v 5 p 109; FHL microfilm 535,703.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7B8-JMD : 20 January 2015), John Coleman Fergusson, Harborne, Harborne, Worcestershire, 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.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-X1C : 13 November 2014), Hugh B. Fergusson in household of John B. Hobson, A, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=18232&highlight=45&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Hugh+B.+Fergusson.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SBJQ : 2 March 2015), Hugh Fergusson in entry for William Ash, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ4M-LJZ : 6 December 2014), Hugh B. Fergusson, 02 Sep 1915; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Hugh Boscawen Fergusson, United States Patent, US 2600630 A; June 17, 1952, Construction of thick-walled high-pressure vessels; http://www.google.com/patents/US2600630.

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History, http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Hugh_Boscawen_Fergusson: Hugh Boscawen Fergusson; Hugh Boscawen Fergusson ( -1953), senior director of G. A. Harvey and Co

The Engineer, volume 195, number 5066, February 27, 1953, page 319, obituary of H.B. Fergusson; http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/1/12/Er19530227.pdf

“We regret to record the death of Mr. Hugh Boscawen Fergusson, M.I.Mech.E., M.J .N.A., which occurred in London on Friday last, February 20th. Mr. Fergusson was the senior director of G. A. Harvey and Co. (London), Ltd.

Mr. Fergusson studied mining engineering at the Royal School of Mines, Freiberg, Germany, and was subsequently in partnership with his father in a consulting engineering practice in Vancouver.

He joined the Royal Volunteer Engineers in 1914 and in the early part of the first world war was in charge of a contingent to North Russia which was engaged on the construction of the Murmansk Railway.

In 1916, Mr. Fergusson was appointed works manager of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Gretna, and after the war he spent a year in Cologne as chief technical adviser to the British Military Governor.

The subsequent years of Mr. Fergusson’s career were spent in Spain, as consulting engineer on various hydro-electric and railway electrification projects, and in South America, as chief agent for railway construction.

Mr. Fergusson joined G. A. Harvey and Co. (London), Ltd., in July, 1933, as manager of the heavy construction department, and was appointed a director in 1938. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Naval Architects, and of the Engineering Institute of Canada.”

 

De St. Denis Duchesnay (son of Elizabeth Whitnall)

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

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Duchesnay, De St Denis; Rank: LT; Regimental Number: 116187; Date of Birth: 06/09/1892; 06/09/1893; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2693 – 44; Item Number: 367912; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=367912; Digitized service file: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2693-S044.

1921 Canada Census, De St Denis Duchesnay in household of Elizabeth Duchesnay, 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:FLK2-W22 : 30 September 2015), De St Denis Duchesnay, 1929.

“Impaled by Bridge Rail, Man Killed; Two Girls Injured When Auto Crashes Into Span in West Vancouver,” Vancouver Sun, August 26, 1929, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_m9mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6IgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1395%2C6816127:

“. . . :St. Denis Duchesnay, who was born in Vancouver and educated there and at McGill university, is the third member of his family to meet violent death. His father, while engaged as a civil engineer with Van Horne & Gamble, was killed on the C.P.R. One of his brothers was killed in action in France.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. A.E. [sic] Duchesnay, a sister, Mrs. Hugh Ferguson, in Colombia, South America, and a brother, Albert, in California.

Mrs. J.M. LeFevere was his godmother and A. Whitnall of Vancouver, his uncle.”

“City Man Killed in Car Crash; St. Denis Duchesnay Meets Instant Death at West Vancouver; Yougn Woman Gravely Hurt; Auto Hung Over Bridge; Driver Faces Charges,” Vancouver Province, August 26, 1929, page 1:

“One person was killed and two others were injured when a closed car in which they were riding plunged into the northeast end of the railing of the wooden bridge  at Sherman, Marine drive, at 11 o’clock Saturday night.

Dennis St. Denis Duchesnay, 34, 1419 Pendrell street, Vancouver, was instantly killed. . . .

J.E. Renson, Devonshire Apartments, West Georgia street, Vancouver, driver of the car, escaped injury.

There were no witnesses of the tragedy. Renson, who was in charge of the car, was proceeding west toward Whytecliff, has failed to reveal the direct cause of the accident. It is thought that the car must have skidded or swerved off the road. . . .

The deceased had been an employee of V.W. Odlum for a number of years. He served during the war as an officer in the Canadian Field Artillery. He received his education in the schools of Vancouver. His father, E.J. Duchesnay, who was superintendent of the C.P.R., was killed while at work on a tunnel near Yale many years ago.

He is survived by his mother, one sister, Mrs. Vera Ferguson, living in Colombia, South America, and one brother, Albert, in California.”

St. Denis Duchesnay, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1929, page 20; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_29mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6IgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2272%2C7116758: “The funeral of St. Denis Duchesnay, who was accidentally killed in an automobile accident Saturday night, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. from St. Patrick’s church. Rev. Father Thayer will officiate. Interment will be in Ocean View cemetery. Harron Bros. & Williamson are in charge of funeral arrangements.”

Denis St. Denis Duchesnay, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 27, 1929, page 13; Vancouver Sun, August 27, 1929, page 12: “Duchesnay—Passed away at West Vancouver on Saturday, Aug. 24, Denis St. Denis Duchesnay, in his 38th year, late residence suite 1, 1419 Pendrell. There remain to mourn his loss besides his beloved mother, on sister, Viola Ferguson, Colombia, South America; also one brother, Albert, Alameda, Cal. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2:30 o’clock from St. Patrick’s Church, Twelfth Ave. and Quebec St., Rev. Father Thayer officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. Harron Bros. & Williamson in charge.”

“Jurymen Visit Tragedy Scene; Recommend All Bridge BE Painted White,” Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1929, page 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_29mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6IgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1159%2C7020006: “After investigating the death of De St. Denis Duchesnay, 38, of 1419 Pendrell street, Vancouver, a coroner’s jury late Tuesday returned a verdict that he was killed in an auto accident on Marine drive, but, ‘whether unavoidable or not we are unable to say, due to lack of evidence.’”

“Open Verdict in Fatal Car Crash; Jury View Car and Scene of Accident Which Caused Duchesnay’s Death; Speed 45 Miles, Witness Imagines; ‘We Are Unable to Say if Accident Avoidable or Not,’ says Jury,” Vancouver Province, August 28, 1929, page 2.

“Dennis Duchesnay is Laid at Rest,” Vancouver Province, August 28, 1929, page 1:

“The funeral of Dennis St. Denis Duchesnay, aged 38, of 1418 [sic] Pendresll street, who was killed Saturday in an automobile accident in West Vancouver, was held at 2:30 p.m. from St. Patrick’s Church, Twelfth avenue and Quebec street, Rev. Father H.A. Thayer officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Harron Bros. & Williamson, funeral directors, were in charge of arrangements.

The deceased, who had resided in Vancouver all his life, is survived by his mother, one sister in South America and one brother, Albert, in California.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3MFW : 13 December 2015), De St.denis Duchesnay, 1929; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26305131, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26305131.

 

Frank Alexander Duchesnay (son of Elizabeth Whitnall)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKX1 : 2 March 2015), Frank Alex Duchesnay in entry for Lilly Duchesnay, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Duchesnay, Frank Alexander; Rank: LT; Regimental Number: 28953; Date of Birth: 08/10/1893; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2693 – 46; Item Number: 367914; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=367914. Digitized service file : B2693-S046; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2693-S046

Canadian Great War Project; Lieutenant Frank Alexander Duchesnay, Died: March 25, 1919; http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=20018.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, In memory of Lieutenant Frank Alexander Duchesnay, March 25, 1919; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/399355: “Military Service: Age: 24; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Army Service Corps; Additional Information: Son of Mrs. E. J. Duchesnay, of Vancouver. Was in charge of forward guns of this battery when gassed.”

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Duchesnay, Frank Alexander; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/399355/DUCHESNAY,%20FRANK%20ALEXANDER

 

Arthur Whitnall (brother of Elizabeth Whitnall)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKFM : 2 March 2015), Arthur Whitnall in entry for Lilly Duchesnay, 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, Arthur Whitnall [indexed as Arthur Whitnack] in household of Elizabeth Duchesnay, 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:FL5F-MBY : 30 September 2015), Arthur Whitnall, 1949.

Arthur Whitnall, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1949, page 21; “Whitnall—Passed away on April 14, 1949, Arthur Whitnall, retired G.N. Railway city passenger agent, 840 Howe St., in his 79th year. Survived by 2 nieces. Funeral service Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Simmons and McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

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