Evans, Alexander Kidd (1874-1954)

Alexander Kidd Evans was a merchant and broker who lived at 958 Denman Street from 1904 to 1905.

He was born on May 16, 1874, in Liverpool, England. His father was John Evans, born in Liverpool about 1845, was a carter. Alexander’s mother, Hannah, was born about 1849 in Swansea, Wales. Alexander had an older brother, David James Evans, who was born in Liverpool about 1872.

Alexander came to Canada about 1900. When he arrived in Vancouver, he was living with the Boultbee family at 779 Bute Street. He became the general manager of the Vancouver Agency Ltd. The company had its head office in Liverpool, and was in the importing and commission merchant business. Colin Fred Jackson was the managing director of the company.

Vancouver Agency Ltd - BC Mining Record, Christmas, 1899, The Mining Record, Victoria and Vancouver, BC., Page xviii http://archive.org/stream/indiansofbritish00mackrich#page/n21/mode/2up

Vancouver Agency Ltd – BC Mining Record, Christmas, 1899, The Mining Record, Victoria and Vancouver, BC., Page xviii
http://archive.org/stream/indiansofbritish00mackrich#page/n21/mode/2up

Tobacco seemed to be an important part of the business:

Vancouver Agency Ltd - Victoria Daily Colonist - Friday - December 28 1900 - page 7

Vancouver Agency Ltd – Victoria Daily Colonist – Friday – December 28 1900 – page 7

By 1902, Alexander’s employer was called C.F. Jackson & Co., Ltd., and was in a business similar to that of the Vancouver Agency Ltd.

By 1906, Alexander had formed Evans, Davidson & Co., with William J. Davidson, carrying on business in the fields of brokering, importing and insurance. By 1911, he was the manager of the Vancouver Financial Corporation. By 1920, he was with the Tower Estates and Insurance Company. Later records do not show specific occupations for him.

On August 10, 1901, he married Millicent Dixon. She was born in Birkenhead, near Liverpool, on April 11, 1877. Her father was Richard Dixon; her mother was Margaret Ann Lumb.

Sometime between 1911 and 1922, Alexander and Millicent were divorced. Alexander did not re-marry.

On June 21, 1922, at the sheriff’s office in New Westminster, British Columbia, Millicent married John Augustine Ewart Campbell. He was born on January 16, 1878, in Montreal, Quebec. His father was John Campbell (1840-1904); his mother was Mary Ellen Playfair.

Alexander and Millicent had two sons.

Brian Kenneth Evans (1903-1992)

Brian Kenneth Evans was born in Vancouver on December 9, 1903. He moved to California about 1925. It appears that he was married to Maude, who was born in Kansas on January 17, 1896. She died in San Francisco, California, on January 19, 1977. Brian died in San Francisco on April 15, 1992.

Andrew Maxwell Evans (1906-1976)

A. Maxwell Evans went to the University of British Columbia; then he went to McGill University, where he received his medical degree in 1932. For three years in England, he studied the treatment of cancer, and he received a degree from Cambridge University in 1937.

In 1938, he returned to Vancouver, where he became the firsrt full-time medical officer at the B.C. Cancer Institute. During the Second World War, he became a major; he served with the Royal Canaidna Army Medical Corps in England, Italy and Holland.

He was the director of the B.C. Cancer Institute and medical director of the B.C. Cancer Foundation for 33 years; he retired in 1972.

He and his wife, Eleanor, had two sons: Vaughan Evans and Brian Evans.

Sources

Alexander Kidd Evans

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NT9C-888 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Kidd Evans, 20 Aug 1874.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWFZ-FG9 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Kidd Evans, 20 Aug 1874.

England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQD4-67X : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alex Kidd Evans in entry for John Evans, 1881.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/73BV-P3Z : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Kidd Evans, 1891.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-V26 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander K Evans in entry for Eliza Boultbee, 1901.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-39Z : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Kidd Evans and Millicent Dixon, 1901.

Evans-Dixon, Vancouver Daily World, August 12, 1901, page 8, “A.K. Evans, manager of the Vancouver Agency, and Miss Millicent Dixon, of Liverpool, were married on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in St. Paul’s church by the Rev. H. Underhill. The bride was given away by Colin C. [sic] Jackson of Broughton street, and was attended by Miss Sylvia Johnson, the best man being Major F.W. Bouldbee. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion. At the conclusion of the ceremony, wedding breakfast was served at the residence of C.C. Jackson [sic].The bride and groom left on the Victoria boat en route to Oak Bay and Shawnigan Lake. After the honeymoon trip they will take up their residence at 1100 Bute street. [NOTE: references to Colin C. Jackson and C.C. Jackson should be to Colin F. Jackson.]

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 64 North Vancouver, page 1, family  4, lines 14-18, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63282&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+A.+K.+Evans

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL52-YC3 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Kidal Evans, 1954.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1954-09-003432, Alexander Kidal Evans, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=d9bfffe4-2edd-4f57-a801-b212a2a0ba95

Alexander Kidd Evans, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1954, page 30; Vancouver Province, March 25, 1954, page 32: “Evans – Passed away at Vancouver, B.C., March 24, 1954, Alexander Kidd Evans, 1220 Barclay St., in his 80th year. Survived by 2 sons, Brian K., San Francisco and Dr. A.M. Evans, Vancouver. Remains resting at the Chapman Funeral Chapel, 802 W. Broadway. Services Satruday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. F.A. Ramsay officiating. Cremation. No flowers.”

Millicent Dixon

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3R8-RV5 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Millicent Dixon, 1877.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X314-XYB : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Millicent Dixon in entry for Richard Dixon, 1881.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/736B-VW2 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Millicent Dickson, 1891.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-394 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Kidd Evans and Millicent Dixon, 1901.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 64 North Vancouver, page 1, family  4, lines 14-18, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63282&highlight=15&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+M.+Evans

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-DTL : accessed 20 Oct 2013), John Ewart Campbell and Millicent Dixon, 1922.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1922-09-244219, John Ewart Campbell and Millicent Dixon, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=25d4c2b2-94d0-4a9d-b409-affd9ac42754.

John Campbell, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XIII (1901-1910), Permalink: http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/campbell_john_1840_1904_13E.html

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2R-LFQ : accessed 20 Oct 2013), John Ewart Campbell, 1946.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1946-09-007449, John Ewart Campbell, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=d1b6346c-642e-4f40-82df-a1d42eedbe02

John Ewart Campbell, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 15, 1946, page 15; Vancouver Province, May 16, 1946, page 13: “Campbell – John Ewart, M.D. C.M., second son of the late Prof. John Campbell, M.A., LL.D., of Montreal, dearly loved husband of Millicent. Funeral private on Friday, no flowers or letters, please. (Montreal, Toronto papers kindly copy.)”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYF-56V : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Millicent Campbell, 1969.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1969-09-005176, Millicent Campbell, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=5b881f3e-c958-4d84-8e6e-a2e3413cff87

Millicent Campbell, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1969, page 58; Vancouver Province, March 28, 1969, page 34: “Campbell – Millicent, on March 26, 1969, in her 92nd year. Widow of Doctor J. Ewart Campbell. Survived by 2 sons, Brian K. Evans, of San Francisco, and Dr. A. Maxwell Evans of CVancouver and 2 grandsons. A private funeral service will be held.”

Brian Kenneth Evans

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1903-09-124735, Brian Kenneth Evans, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=23998453-b769-4d1e-b1c5-651f063c612d

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC9Y-CHQ : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Brian K Evans in household of Agusta H La Croix, Portland (Districts 1-219), Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0031, sheet , family 68, NARA microfilm publication .

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRTK-PF9 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Brian K Evans, Tract 58, Portland, Portland City Election Precinct 59, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-95, sheet 5A, family 108, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3386.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRTK-PFS : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Maude M Evans in household of Brian K Evans, Tract 58, Portland, Portland City Election Precinct 59, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-95, sheet 5A, family 108, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3386.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP9B-8WT : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Brian Kenneth Evans, 1992.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J58G-43K : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Brian K Evans, 15 April 1992; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGT7-LZW : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Maude M Evans, 1977.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J1B8-FYH : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Maude Evans, January 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Alexander Maxwell Evans

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBP-897 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Alexander Maxwell Evans, 1976.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1976-09-003260, Alexander Maxwell Evans, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b2e2a4e8-a7e1-4a2c-ae69-fe38a4e04bc9

“Cancer specialist’s funeral set,” Vancouver Sun, February 21, 1976, page 22.

“Cancer specialist dies,” Vancouver Province, February 21, 1976, page 46.

Alexander Maxwell Evans, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 21, 1976, page 49; Vancouver Province, February 21, 1976, page 26: “Evans – On February 20, 1976, Alexander Maxwell, aged 69 years, of 6209 Elm Street, Vancouver, B.C. Survived by his wife Eleanor; 2 sons, Vaughan and Brian; and a brother, B.K. Evans of San Francisco. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 23, at 3:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 37th and Larch, Vancouver. Donations, if desired, may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 2656 Heather Street, Vancouver.

Colin Fred Jackson (business associate of Alexander Kidd Evans)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKC-7ZV : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Annie Gertrude Jackson, 1906.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKC-7ZJ : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Annie Gertrude Jackson, 1906.

Colin Fred Jackson: “British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-T5X : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Colin Fred Jackson and Ellen Woolston Longson, 1907.;

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLP-BHQ : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Colin Fred Jackson, 1936.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8M-XM8 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Colin Fred Jackson in entry for Frederick Ivor Jackson and Eva Fraoch Macnaghten, 1922.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1S-HD8 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Colin Fred Jackson in entry for Frederick Ivor Jackson, 1977.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-VG8 : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Colin Fred Jackson in entry for Edward Carol Jackson and Marjorie Mary Berridge, 1926.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8J-QPV : accessed 20 Oct 2013), Colin Fred Jackson in entry for Barry Girling and Dorothy Mary Jackson, 1928.

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