Durand, William Hamilton (1872-1955)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 242

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 242

William Hamilton Durand was the manager of Durand Brothers and the Durand Merchandise Company, who were manufacturers’ agents and general brokers. He lived at 1929 Beach Avenue in 1905.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 42 (Beach Avenue)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 42 (Beach Avenue)

William Hamilton Durand was born in Galt, Ontario, on August 12, 1872. His father was Charles Alfred Durand (1830-1904), who was a lawyer.

Charles A. Durand, obituary, Toronto Globe, November 21, 1904, page 12

Charles A. Durand, obituary, Toronto Globe, November 21, 1904, page 12

William’s mother was Emily Augusta Ussher (1833-1907).

Emily August Ussher Durand, death notice, Toronto Globe, May 4, 1907, page 28.

Emily August Ussher Durand, death notice, Toronto Globe, May 4, 1907, page 28.

By 1901, William was in Vancouver, representing Durand Brothers and other related interests.

He continued to work as a salesman for the rest of his working career.

He did not marry.

It appears that he lived in Vancouver until the 1940s.

He died in the Mountain View Home for Aged Men, at 2251 Cadboro Bay Road in Victoria, British Columbia.

He was buried in Royal Oak Burial Park in Saanich, British Columbia.

 

Sources

Charles Alfred Durand (father of William Hamilton Durand)

Charles Alfred Durand, b. 15 October 1830, d. 19 November 1904; http://www.craigmyle.ca/database/p239.htm#i11166: “Charles Alfred Durand was born on 15 October 1830 at Dundas, Gore Dist., Upper Canada, Canada. He married Emily Augusta Ussher, daughter of Capt. Edgeworth Ussher and Sarah Thompson, on 31 October 1854 at Toronto, York, Canada West, Canada; St. James’ Cathedral, H. J. Grassett. Charles Alfred Durand died on 19 November 1904 at Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at age 74; Cancer of Liver, three months. He was buried after 19 November 1904 at Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.”

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ75-DNK : 8 November 2014), Charles Durand, Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 39, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1077, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,943.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QY-XFD : 13 November 2014), Charles Durand in household of Charles Durand, Galt, South Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9943, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,614.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD8-JPF : 18 November 2014), Charles Durand, Galt, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13264, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,900.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGJ-B3S : 13 November 2014), Charles A Durand, Berlin, Waterloo North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148176.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHG1-Y3Y : 13 November 2014), Charles Durand, D, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=110138&highlight=21&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+Durand.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKZM-S6X : 11 December 2014), Charles Alfred Darand, 19 Nov 1904; citing North Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, p 493, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,287.

“Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F259-DWB : 28 November 2014), Charles Alfred Durand, 19 Nov 1904; citing  Cemetery, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, reference 72; FHL microfilm 230,899.

“Canadian Headstones,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8D-LZD6 : 14 July 2014), Charles Alfred Durand, Burial, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Trinity Anglican, Cambridge cemetery; citing 243649, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVL7-YN2Q : 13 December 2015), Charles Alfred Durand, 1904; Burial, Cambridge, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Trinity Anglican Cemetery; citing record ID 91996564, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91996564.

 

Emily Augusta Ussher (mother of William Hamilton Durand)

Emily Augusta Ussher, b. 9 December 1833, d. 2 May 1907; http://www.craigmyle.ca/database/p239.htm: “Emily Augusta Ussher was born on 9 December 1833 at Upper Canada, Canada. As of 31 October 1854,her married name was Durand. She married Charles Alfred Durand on 31 October 1854 at Toronto, York, Canada West, Canada; St. James’ Cathedral, H. J. Grassett. Emily Augusta Ussher was buried on 2 May 1907 at Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She died on 2 May 1907 at Canada at age 73.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QY-XF6 : 13 November 2014), Emily Durand in household of Charles Durand, Galt, South Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9943, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,614.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD8-JPL : 18 November 2014), Emily Durand, Galt, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13264, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,900.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGJ-B33 : 13 November 2014), Emily Augusta Durand, Berlin, Waterloo North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148176.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHG1-Y3B : 13 November 2014), Emily A Durand in household of Charles Durand, D, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F259-D2Z : 28 November 2014), Emily Augusta Durand, 02 May 1907; citing  Cemetery, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, reference 77; FHL microfilm 230,899.

“Canadian Headstones,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ88-DHZ6 : 14 July 2014), Emily Augusta Ussher Durand, Burial, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Trinity Anglican, Cambridge cemetery; citing 245827, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

“Canadian Headstones,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8D-LQ8K : 14 July 2014), Emily Augusta Durand, Burial, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Trinity Anglican, Cambridge cemetery; citing 245826, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

 

William Hamilton Durand

William Hamilton Durand, b. 12 August 1872; http://www.craigmyle.ca/database/p239.htm#i11168: “William Hamilton Durand was born on 12 August 1872 at Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3N-LYV : 15 January 2016), William Hamilton Durand, 12 Aug 1872; citing Birth, Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,844,890.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD8-JPB : 18 November 2014), William Durand in household of Emily Durand, Galt, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 84; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13264, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,900; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008196473.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG5-D38 : 13 November 2014), William Durand, St Pauls Ward, York East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148181; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148181-00252.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP5-HQV : 30 September 2015), William Durand, 1955.

William Durand, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 29, 1955, page 20; Victoria Daily Colonist, November  Ontario, the late Mr. Durand had resided in Victoria for the past five years, prior to that time a resident of Vancouver, B.C., for many years. He leaves to mourn one brother in New York, and one nephew, Mr. Napier A. Durand, in Duncan, V.I. [Vancouver Island]. Mr. Durand was a member of the Northwest Travellers’ Association. Funeral services will be held in the Chaplin Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, November 30, at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment in the Royal Oak Burial Park.”

 

Selected relatives of William Hamilton Durand

James Edgeworth Durand (brother of William Hamilton Durand)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGG-9S7 : 30 September 2015), James Edgeworth Durand, 1922.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP8-BPY : 30 September 2015), Madeline Follet Durand, 1948.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F25X-R3T : 27 November 2014), Mary Louise Durand, 18 May 1897; citing Kent, Chatham, Ontario, 18 May 1897, reference 33; FHL microfilm 1,906,132.

 

Charles Henry Durand (brother of William Hamilton Durand)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKJ-RM8 : 30 September 2015), Charles Henry Durrand, 1923.

 

Sarah Frances De Neville Durand (sister of William Hamilton Durand)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVX-S3J : 10 April 2015), Alexander George Murray and Sarah Frances De Neville Durand, 31 Oct 1889; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,305.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J63W-CFR : 11 December 2014), Sarah Frances De Neville Murray, 21 Mar 1922; citing Fort Frances, Rainy River, Ontario, yr 1922 cn 27754, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,907,009.