Farrow, Charles Henry (1862-1942)

Charles Henry Farrow was an accountant at McNair’s Mill (sometimes called Hastings Shingle Manufacturing Company). He lived at 2042 Beach Avenue in 1903 and at 2058 Beach Avenue in 1904.

The 1903 Vancouver street directory listed him as “C. H. Garrow.”

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 518 (Beach Avenue).

 

The 1903 Vancouver name directory listed him as “Charles F. Farrow.”

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 677.

 

The 1904 directory listed him as both “Charles F. Farrow” and “Charles Henry Farrow.”

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 708.

 

In 1906, he was the secretary of the Hastings Shingle Manufacturing Company.

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1906, page 7, column 3.

 

Family Background and Early Life

Charles Henry Farrow was born on April 20, 1862, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. His parents were George Farrow (1813-1861) and Caroline Monteith (1819-1899). George Farrow was a stonemason.

According to George Farrow’s baptismal record, he was born on July 25, 1813. (Many other sources give his year of birth as 1819.) He was baptized on February 16, 1821.

 

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/DUN1/A/01/Ms 31359. Name: George Farrow; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 16 Feb 1821; Baptism Place: St Dunstan in the East, City of London, England; Father: Benjamin Baldrey Farrow; Mother: Mary Farrow; Register Type: Parish Registers.

 

George Farrow took his own life in Ipswich on August 26, 1863.

 

Bury and Norwich Post, September 1, 1863, page 8, columns 2-3.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: George Farrow; Death Date: 26 Aug 1863; Death Place: Suffolk, England; Probate Date: 21 Oct 1863; Probate Registry: Ipswich.

 

Caroline Farrow died on June 18, 1899.

 

London Standard, June 21, 1899, page 1, column 1; https://newspaperarchive.com/london-standard-jun-21-1899-p-1/.

 

In 1881, Charles was a stockbroker’s clerk.

In 1891 he was still working as a clerk.

 

 

Marriage to Amy Tearoe

On August 22, 1891, in Lambeth district, London, England, Charles married Amy Tearoe.

 

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p85/pau/008. Name: Charles Henry Farrow; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 29; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1862; Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1891; Marriage Place: St Paul, Brixton, Lambeth, England; Father: George Farrow; Spouse: Amy Teacoe [sic]; Register Type: Parish Register.

 

Amy was born on August 12, 1868, in Brixton, Surrey, England. She was baptized on St. Luke’s Day (October 18), 1868.

 

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p85/mrk/007. Name: Amy Tearse [sic: Tearoe]; Gender: Female; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: Oct 1868; Baptism Place: Kennington, Lambeth, England; Father: Richard James Bates Tearse [sic]; Mother: Mary Ann Tearse [sic]; Register Type: Parish Registers.

Amy’s parents were Richard James Bates Tearoe (1825-1911) and Mary Ann Foster (1828-1925).

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Richard James Bates Tearoe; Death Date: 12 Nov 1911; Death Place: Surrey, England; Probate Date: 7 Dec 1911; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

To Canada

Charles and Amy Farrow moved to Canada in 1897.

They sailed in the second class cabin on the S.S. Vancouver.

 

SS Vancouver – Steamship of the Dominion Line. Dominion Line Royal Mail Steamers: To Canada and the United States; Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives; GGA Image ID # 121b956712; https://www.gjenvick.com/OceanTravel/Brochures/DominionLn-1900-BookOfViews.html.

 

They left Liverpool on May 20, 1897, on their way to Montreal, Quebec.

 

Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Outwards Passenger Lists. BT27. Records of the Commercial, Companies, Labour, Railways and Statistics Departments. Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England. Name: C H Farrow; Gender: Male; Age: 35; Birth Date: abt 1862; Departure Date: 20 May 1897; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Destination Port: Montreal, Canada; Ship Name: Vancouver. Shipping Line: Dominion Line; Master: R O Jones [selected and edited image; actual ticket number: 2077].

They arrived in Montreal on May 31, 1897. According to the immigration documents, they were heading for Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Charles was planning to work as a farmer.

 

Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: C-4541. Name: Chas H Farrow; Gender: Male; Arrival Age: 35; Birth Year: abt 1862; Departure Port: Liverpool, England; Londonderry, Ireland; Moville, Ireland; Arrival Date: 31 May 1897; Arrival Port: Quebec, Quebec, Canada; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Vessel: Vancouver.

 

The Montreal Gazette published an article on the arrival of the S.S. Vancouver, noting that many passengers were on their way to western Canada, including some who were going to Manitoba.

 

Montreal Gazette, June 2, 1897, page 3, columns 4-5.

 

To British Columbia

By 1898, Charles and Amy were living in Nelson, British Columbia. Charles was an assistant metallurgist at the Hall Mines Smelter.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 276 (Nelson).

 

Hall Mines Smelter, Nelson, B.C., about 1905, Vancouver City Archives, Out P716.3; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/hall-mines-smelter-nelson-b-c.

 

Charles later became the storekeeper for the Hall Mines Smelter.

 

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1899, page 185 (Nelson).

 

He was also the secretary of the Sons of England, which was a fraternal society for Protestant Englishmen and their descendants: Sons of England Patriotic and Benevolent Society; https://sites.google.com/site/sonsofenglandsociety/About-Us.

 

Nelson Daily Miner, December 9, 1898, page 2, column 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/ndaymine/items/1.0308292#p1z1r0f:

 

 

In the 1901 Canada census, Charles and Amy were living in Greenwood City in the Kootenay district of British Columbia. Charles was working as a broker. (Some sources give his last name as “Farron.”)

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 322 (Greenwood).

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 320 (Greenwood)

 

To Vancouver

By 1903, Charles and Amy were in Vancouver.

Charles was an accountant at the Hastings Shingle Manufacturing Company. James Archibald McNair (1866-1942) was the president and general manager of the company.

 

Archibald McNair - The Queen City of Vancouver Wonderful West - 1898 - page 50

Archibald McNair – The Queen City of Vancouver Wonderful West – 1898 – page 50.

 

From 1905 to 1908, Charles and Amy lived at 1067 Eveleigh Street. During that period, Charles became the secretary of the Hastings Shingle Manufacturing Company.

In 1909, Charles and Amy moved to 1328 Melville Street.

By 1911, Charles was a real estate broker, with an office at number 13, 198 West Hastings Street.

In 1913, they were living at number 25 in the Beaconsfield Apartments (884 Bute Street).

 

Beaconsfield Apartments [newly-built, about 1910], City of Vancouver Archives, M-11-57; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beaconsfiled-apartments.

Beaconsfield Apartments [newly-built, about 1910], City of Vancouver Archives, M-11-57; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beaconsfiled-apartments.

 

In the 1918 Vancouver directory, Charles was living at 1259 Robson Street. He was an accountant with Morrison Steel and Wire Company. (Further information on this company appears on the page for Morrison, Kenneth John (1866-1915); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/morrison-kenneth-john-1866-1915-2/.)

 

 

To United States

In September 1920, Charles and Amy moved to the United States.

 

Ancestry.com. Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Index to Aliens, Not Including Filipinos, East Indians, and Chinese, Arriving by Vessel or at the Land Border at Seattle, Washington; NAI Number: 2945984; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A3691; Roll Number: 4. Name: Charles H Farrow; Gender: Male; Nationality: Canadian; Arrival Age: 58; Birth Date: abt 1862; Birth Place: Ipswich Eng; Arrival Date: 11 Sep 1920; Ship Name: GN Ry.

 

In 1921, they were living at 327 West 28th Street in Los Angeles, California.

On September 22, 1921, Charles applied to become a naturalized United States citizen.

 

Ancestry.com. California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; NAI Number: 10; Record Group Title: M1524; Record Group Number: Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940. Name: Charles Henry Farrow; Record Type: Declaration; Arrival Date: 11 Sep 1920; Arrival Place: Blaine Wash; Declaration Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Amy Farrow; Declaration Number: 18014.

 

Charles and Amy were living on West 28th Avenue when their daughter, Amy, was married in 1925.

 

To Vancouver Island

In 1929, Charles and Amy returned to British Columbia. They landed at Victoria on November 7, 1929.

 

Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Library and Archives Canada; 1908-1935 Border Entries; Roll: T-15367. Name: Charles Henry Farrow; Age: 67; Estimated birth year: abt 1862; Arrival Port: Victoria, British Columbia; Date of Arrival: 7 Nov 1929; Birth Location: London, England; Gender: Male; Citizenship: British.

 

By 1930, they were living on Victoria Avenue in Oak Bay.

 

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1930, page 1782 (Victoria).

 

Charles died in Saanich, British Columbia on March 23, 1942.

 

Victoria Daily Times (Victoria, British Columbia), March 24, 1942, page 12, column 1.

 

Victoria Daily Times (Victoria, British Columbia), March 26, 1942, page 13, column 5.

 

Amy was still living on Vancouver Island until 1950. It appears that she died between 1950 and 1963.

 

Charles and Amy had the following children.

 

Richard Charles Farrow

Richard Charles Farrow was born in London, England, on August 11, 1892.

 

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: dro/020/a/01/020. Name: Richard Charles Farrow; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 23 Oct 1892; Baptism Place: Hornsey St Mary, Haringey, England; Father: Charles Henry Farrow; Mother: Amy Farrow; Register Type: Parish Registers.

 

He became a surveyor.

He served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

On March 16, 1918, Richard married Mary Sancta Hay Murray. She was born on May 23, 1897. Her parents were Robert Evelyn Hay Murray and Frances Charlotte Jackson.

 

Edmonton Journal, February 28, 1918, page 12, column 2.

 

Mary died in Victoria on July 29, 1937.

 

Victoria Daily Times, August 2, 1937, page 11, column 6.

 

On January 3, 1939, in Vancouver, Richard married Betty Ward. She was born in MacLeod, Alberta on December 8, 1907. Her parents were Francis Buckley Ward and Ethel Frances Kennedy.

 

Victoria Daily Times, January 4, 1939, page 6, column 6.

 

Richard served with the Canadian forces during the Second World War.

In 1946, he became the controller of water rights for the British Columbia government.

Richard died in Victoria on February 20, 1950.

 

Victoria Daily Times, February 21, 1950, page 2, column 4.

 

Betty died in Victoria on July 13, 1988.

 

Victoria Times Colonist, July 15, 1988, page D5, column 3

 

Richard and Mary had a daughter, Rosemary Farrow, who was a talented dancer. She was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 26, 1922.

 

Victoria Daily Times, September 11, 1940, page 7, columns 4-5.

 

She married Hal Hartley, who was an orchestra leader in Montreal.

 

Montreal Gazette, January 4, 1943, page 3, columns 4-5.

 

Hal died in Montreal on July 19, 1974.

 

Montreal Gazette, July 22, 1974, page 24, column 8.

 

Rosemary died on December 2, 2009.

 

Montreal Gazette, December 5, 2009, page C11, columns  1-2.

 

 

Amy Violet Farrow

 

“Will Leave Next Saturday for New York,” Victoria Daily Colonist, January 12, 1938, page 7; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0138uvic_7#page/n6/mode/1up. [Mrs. Arthur J. Fenton, Miss Rosemary Farrow, and Gordon Fenton (Mrs. Fenton’s son).]

“Will Leave Next Saturday for New York,” Victoria Daily Colonist, January 12, 1938, page 7; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0138uvic_7#page/n6/mode/1up. [Mrs. Arthur J. Fenton, Miss Rosemary Farrow, and Gordon Fenton (Mrs. Fenton’s son).]

 

Amy Violet Farrow was born in Nelson, British Columbia, on December 7, 1898.

 

Nelson Daily Miner, December 9, 1898, page 3, column 3; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/ndaymine/items/1.0308292#p2z1r0f:

 

On August 10, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, she married Arthur Joseph Fenton. He was born in London, England, on November 19, 1893. His parents were William Fenton and Sarah Reay.

 

Los Angeles Times, August 12, 1925, page 26, column 1.

 

In 1930, Arthur and Amy were in Port Washington, Nassau County, New York. Arthur was an insurance agent.

In 1940, Arthur and Amy lived in Garden City, New York. Arthur was an estate manager.

Arthur was later a manager of a taxation bureau in the state of Maine.

About 1960, Arthur and Amy moved to Victoria, British Columbia.

Arthur died in Victoria on January 13, 1962.

On April 27, 1963, in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Amy married John Hayston Frank. He was born on April 15, 1885, in Worthing, England. His parents were Robert John Frank and Lucy Maud Lamrart.

 

Victoria Daily Times, April 27, 1963, page 24, column 4-5; similar to Victoria Daily Colonist, April 30, 1963, page 19, columns 4-5.

 

John died in Victoria on July 3, 1980.

 

Victoria Times Colonist, October 24, 1980, page 7, columns 1-4.

 

Victoria Times-Colonist, July 4, 1980, page 45, column 1.

 

Victoria Times-Colonist, October 25, 1980, page 67, column 2.

 

Violet died in Victoria on November 18, 1986.

 

Victoria Times Colonist, November 20, 1986, page 49, column 1.

 

Arthur and Amy had a son named Gordon M. Fenton, who was born in New York on January 27, 1929.

In 1963, he married Elizabeth O’Donnell.

 

Victoria Times Colonist, August 25, 2013, page D8, column 3.

 

Elizabeth died on June 7, 2017.

Elizabeth E. (Betty) Fenton (December 23, 1935 – June 07, 2017)

Betty, born in Timmons, Ontario, passed away peacefully in Victoria at the age of 81. She is predeceased by her parents, Virginia and William O’Donnell, and her brother, William (Bill) O’Donnell. Betty is survived by Gordon, her husband of 53 years; her children Grant (Christa), Toni (Mike), Vicki (Dennis), Julie (Jon); and grandchildren Bryce, Connor, Nicole, Tessa, Cody, Matthew, Erin, Jonathan, and Jarett. The family wishes to thank Dr. Green and Dr. Murray, and many friends for their generous support and assistance. Cremation and internment are with First Memorial Society, with a private family service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the BC Lung Association http://www.bc.lung.ca/donate or Victoria Hospice http://www.victoriahospice.org.

Published in The Times Colonist from June 9 to June 10, 2017; https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-e-fenton-betty&pid=185754767

 

In 1993, Betty’s and Gordon’s son, Grant Richard Fenton, became engaged to Christa Ann Tweeddale.

 

Victoria Times-Colonist, April 17, 1993, page 39, column 1.

 

 

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George Farrow (father of Charles Henry Farrow)

George Farrow (1814–1863); Birth: 1814, St. Dunstan, Middlesex, England; Death: 1863, Ipswich, Suffolk, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQJH-SW7 : 22 May 2019), George Farrows, London St Dunstan in the East, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey (possible connection).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DHM-LMY : 13 December 2014), George Farrow, 1845; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1845, quarter 2, vol. 12, p. 385, Tendring, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG6B-6YR : 8 November 2017), George Farrow, Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, Middlesex, England; citing Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, Middlesex, England, p. 48, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M78L-4NC : 19 April 2019), George Farron, Saint Margaret, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; 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 Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NL9-5TL : 31 December 2014), George Farrow, 1863; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Caroline Monteith (mother of Charles Henry Farrow)

Caroline Monteith (1819–1899); Birth: 1819, Manningtree, Essex, England; Death: 18 JUN 1899, Newington Green N., Middlesex, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ2J-496 : 21 May 2019), Caroline Montieth in household of James Montieth, Mistley, Essex, England, United Kingdom; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

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“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG6B-6YT : 8 November 2017), Caroline Farrow in household of George Farrow, Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, Middlesex, England; citing Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, Middlesex, England, p. 48, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M78L-4NZ : 19 April 2019), Caroline Farron in household of George Farron, Saint Margaret, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; 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, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFD6-4M4 : 26 April 2019), Caroline Farrow in entry for Charles Farrow, 1871. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27D-F6JK : 12 December 2017), Caroline Farrow in household of Caroline Wilson, Witham, Essex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 16, Piece/Folio 1809/44, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,686.

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Charles Henry Farrow

Charles Henry Farrow, M, #24084; The Peerage; http://www.thepeerage.com/p2409.htm#i24084.

Charles Henry Farrow (1862–1942); Birth JUN QTR. 1862, Ipswich, Suffolk, England; Death: 23 MARCH 1942, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6R-69QB : 8 December 2017), Chas Henry Fanses in household of Caroline Monteith Fanses, Islington, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 42, Piece/Folio 252/86, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,224.

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“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-L5Q : accessed 28 August 2015), Charles H Farrow, H, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=62031&highlight=25&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+H.+Farrow.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MTMB : accessed 28 August 2015), Charles H Farrow, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63780&highlight=29&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+H+Farrow

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-P47 : accessed 28 August 2015), Charles Henry Farrow, 23 Mar 1942; citing Saanich, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13174, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,634.

Charles Henry Farrow, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 24, 1942, page 3: “Farrow—The death occurred yesterday at the residence, Douglas Street, Saanich, of Charles Henry Farrow, aged seventy-nine years. He was born in England and had been living here for thirteen years. He leaves his widow, at home; one son, Lieut. R.C. Farrow, overseas; one daughter, Mrs. A.J. Fenton, Garden City, N.Y.; also a daughter-in-law, Mrs. R.C. Farrow, and one grandchild. The remains are resting in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel, and cremation will take place on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Royal Oak.”

Charles Henry Farrow, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 24, 1942, page 14; Victoria Daily Colonist, March 25, 1942, page 12: “Farrow—At the residence, Douglas Street, Saanich, on March 23, 1942, Charles Henry Farrow, aged seventy-nine years; born in England and had been living in Victoria for thirteen years. Survived by his wife at home; one son, Lieut. R.C. Farrow, Overseas; one daughter, Mrs. A.J. Fenton in Garden City, N.Y.; also one daughter-in-law, Mrs. R.C. Farrow and one grandchild. The remains are resting in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel. Cremation at at Royal Oak, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.”

Charles Henry Farrow, cremation service, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 25, 1942, page 5: “Farrow—The cremation service for Charles Henry Farrow will be held at Royal Oak this afternoon, leaving Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel at 3:30 o’clock.”

 

Richard James Bates Tearoe (father of Amy Tearoe)

Richard James Bates Tearoe, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=garthph&id=I14933.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966; Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal; Richard James Bates Tearoe; death: 12 Nov 1911 – Surrey, England; civil: 7 Dec 1911 – London, England

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ND9P-CG4 : accessed 28 August 2015), Richard James Bates Tearoe, 04 Sep 1825; citing Lambeth, Surrey, England, reference item 4 p 96; FHL microfilm 1,041,527. (father of Amy Tearoe)

 

Mary Ann Foster (mother of Amy Tearoe)

Mary Ann Foster, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=garthph&id=I14934 (mother of Amy Tearoe).

 

Amy Tearoe (wife of Charles Henry Farrow)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XQG-MMZ : accessed 28 August 2015), Amy Tearoe, 1868; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lambeth, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSLL-B31 : accessed 28 August 2015), Amy Tearoe, 18 Oct 1868; citing Saint Mark, Kennington, London, England, reference ; FHL microfilm unknown.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ7G-H87 : accessed 28 August 2015), Amy Tearoe in household of Richard Tearoe, Lambeth, Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 42, PRO RG 11/624 / 127, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,341,144.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DBC-2PP : accessed 28 August 2015), Amy Tearoe, 1891; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Richard Charles Farrow (son of Charles Henry Farrow)

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Farrow, Richard Charles; Rank: LT; Regimental Number: 476828; Date of Birth: 12/08/1892; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3008 – 7; Item Number: 381307; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=381307

Richard Charles Farrow, M, #22491, d. 20 February 1950; The Peerage; http://www.thepeerage.com/p2250.htm#i22491: “Richard Charles Farrow was the son of Charles Henry Farrow. He married Mary Sancta Hay Murray, daughter of Robert Evelyn Hay Murray and Frances Charlotte Jackson, on 16 March 1918. He died on 20 February 1950. He lived at McKenzie Farm, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26J6-FG6 : 13 December 2014), Richard C Farrow and null, 1918; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1918, quarter 1, vol. 2A, p. 391, Hambledon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census; Richard Charles Farrow; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 13; Census Place: North Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. [Richard Charles Farrow; visitor; occupation: surveyor; birth place: England; birth year: about 1893; age 28; year of immigration: 1897; married.]

Richard Charles Farrow and Mary Murray, wedding notice, Victoria Times, May 2, 1918, page 7; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28094-15232-43?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-H29:284756901

A marriage of interest to local friends of the groom took placed in England on March 16 when Richard Charles Farrow, son of C.H. Farrow, of Vancouver, was united in marriage with Mary, daughter of the late Evelyn May Murray, of Hascombe, Surrey, England. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C.S. Saddler at St. Peter’s, Hascombe.

Victoria City Archives; marriage search; http://web.victoria.ca/archives/marriagesearch.asp: Richard C. Farrow and Betty Ward; date of marriage: January 3, 1939; Vancouver, B.C.; Victoria Times, January 4, 1939, page 6.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-468209; Richard Charles Farrow and Betty Ward; date of marriage: January 3, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/975516fa-c1b3-4cb9-bdab-ef33e4d3577f.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2Q-BP6 : accessed 28 August 2015), Richard Charles Farrow, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,072.

Farrow, Richard Charles, 1892-1950, British Columbia Archives; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/farrow-richard-charles-1892-1950: “Richard Charles Farrows conducted a survey in 1929 for the Water Rights Branch between Chilco Lake and Bishop River and between the Franklyn Arm of Chilco Lake and the Forks of the Southgate and Bishop Rivers.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5D-LVK : accessed 28 August 2015), Richard Charles Farrow, 20 Feb 1950; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13203, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,631.

“Ten Year-Old Boy Dies in First Traffic Fatality; Death Comes to Official Starting to Drive Home,” Victoria Daily Colonist, February 21, 1950, page 1 (includes photograph of Major R.C. Farrow): “Maj. Richard C. Farrow, 58, controller of water rights for British Columbia, collapsed in his car as he was pulling from the curb at View and Broad Streets at 6:15 p.m. He died almost instantly, presumably of a heart attack.”

“Funeral Services Friday For Major R.C. Farrow,” Victoria Daily Colonist, February 22, 1950, page 7: “Funeral services for Major R.C. Farrow, who collapsed and died at the wheel of his car in downtown Victoria on Monday, will be held at St. Luke’s Church at 2 p.m. Friday.

Cremation will follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. McCall Bros. are in charge of funeral arrangements.

Major Farrow was comptroller of British Columbia water rights. He originated the snow survey in British Columbia and was in charge of investigation of water power sources. A tireless worker, he had returned to the city from a snow survey conference in Ketchum, Idaho, Sunday night.

Officials of the Provincial civil service and leading members of the Victoria Optimist Club, of which Major Farrow was an enthusiastic member, will act as pallbearers.

They include G.P. Melrose, deputy minister of lands and forests; Monty Bridgman, K. Denniston, Errol Gillespie, George Ford, G.S. Andrews, Harry Rennie and George Gordon.

Major Farrow was born in England, August 11, 1892. He came to Canada in 1897 and received his public and high school education in Vancouver. He graduated in engineering in 1924.

He entered the provincial civil service in 1929 as a hydraulic engineer, and was appointed comptroller of water rights in 1946.

During the Great War, Major Farrow served with the Canadian Field Artillery and the Royal Flying Corps. During the World War he was second in command of the Reconnaissance Corps.

Surviving are his widow and his mother at McKenzie Farm, 4000 Douglas Street, Saanich; a daughter in Montreal; and a sister in New York.”

Richard C. Farrow, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, February 22, 1950, page 15; Victoria Daily Colonist, February 23, 1950, page 17: “Farrow—Suddenly in Victoria on February 20, 1950, Major Richard C. Farrow, of 4000 Douglas Street, beloved husband of Elizabeth Farrow, in his 59th year. Survived by his beloved wife Betty, and mother, at the residence; one daughter in Montreal and a sister in New York. At the time of his passing the late Major Farrow was Comptroller of Water Rights, Department of Lands, British Columbia Government. He was also a veteran of the Great and World Wars, and was a valued member of the Victoria Optimist Club. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon, February 24, 1950, at 2 o’clock in St. Luke’s Church, Cedar Hill Cross-Road. Cremation. McCall Brothers, Funeral Directors, are in charge of arrangements.”

  1. Smedley Andrews, “Major Richard Charles Farrow, B.C.L.S., P.Eng., 1892-1950,” The Link, volume 13, number 1, (1989): pages 3-6.

 

Mary Hay Murray (wife of Richard Charles Murray)

Mary Sancta Hay Murray, F, #22490, b. 1896, d. 29 July 1937; The Peerage; http://www.thepeerage.com/p2249.htm#i22490. “Mary Sancta Hay Murray was born in 1896. She was the daughter of Robert Evelyn Hay Murray and Frances Charlotte Jackson. She married Richard Charles Farrow, son of Charles Henry Farrow, on 16 March 1918. She died on 29 July 1937.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FQQ-8GS : 1 October 2014), Mary Sancta H Murray, 1896; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Guildford, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XQ-92R : 20 May 2019), Mary Sancta Hay Murray in household of Robert Evelyn Hay Murray, Godalming, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Godalming subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26JN-Y1P : 13 December 2014), Mary S H Murray and null, 1918; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1918, quarter 1, vol. 2A, p. 391, Hambledon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-ZQ7 : accessed 28 August 2015), Mary Hay Farrow, 29 Jul 1937; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13160, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,193.

Mary Farrow, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 31, 1937, page 6: “Farrow—There passed away, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, on Thursday, after a long illness, Mrs. Mary Farrow, wife of Richard C. Farrow, 1633 Davie Street. She was born in England. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, one daughter, Rosemary. The remains are resting in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel and funeral announcements will be made later.”

Mary Farrow, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 31, 1937, page 14: “Farrow—After a long illness, on July 29, 1937, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Mary Farrow, beloved wife of Richard C. Farrow, 1633 Davie Street; born in England. Survived by her husband and one daughter, Rosemary. The remains are resting in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel, and funeral announcements will be made later.”

Mary Hay Farrow, obituary, Victoria Daily Colonist, August 1, 1937, page 5: “Farrow—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hay Farrow will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Barnabas’s Church, after which the remains will be forward by Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Co. to Vancouver for cremation. Mr. Farrow is survived by her husband, Richard Charles Farrow, and one daughter, Rosemary, in Victoria, and four sisters, Lady Fischer Williams, Mrs. G. Wolryche-Whitmore, Mr. C. MacNab and Miss Audrey Hay Murray, all in England.”

Mary Hay Farrow, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, August 1, 1937, page 28: “Farrow—Mary Hay Farrow, beloved wife of Richard Charles Farrow, on July 29, 1937, born in Surrey, England. Survived by her husband and a daughter, Rosemary, in Victoria, and four sisters, Lady Fischer Williams, Mrs. G. Wolryche-Whitmore, Mrs. C. MacNab and Miss Audrey Hay Murray, all in England. Funeral services at St. Barnabas’ Church on Monday, August 2, at 2 o’clock, after which the remains will be forwarded by Hayrward’s B.C. Funeral Company to Vancouver for cremation. (Vancouver papers please copy.)”

Forgotten Pioneer Women of Dance in Canada; http://www.maureenduffus.com/women/dance-pioneers.html: [Dorothy (Astle) Wilson]: Her Russian Ballet School grew from these small classes for her daughters’ friends at her home on Cook Street to a studio with over 400 pupils. . . . Several of the lead dancers from this production – Ian Gibson, Robert Lindgren, Doreen Wilson, Phyllis Addison and Rosemary Farrow – had already been accepted into American professional companies like the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Ballet Theatre. During the 40s there were 18 Wilson-trained dancers on New York stages.”

“Will Leave Next Saturday for New York,” Victoria Daily Colonist, January 12, 1938, page 7; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0138uvic_7#page/n6/mode/1up: “In the above informal group are Mrs. Arthur J. Fenton, Garden City, New York, who with her young son, Gordon (right) has been spending several months with her brother, Mr. R. C. Farrow, Davie Street, and her niece, Miss Rosemary Farrow. Mrs. Fenton and Gordon will accompany Miss Rosemary Farrow as far as New York, whence she will sail for England, to spend two years continuing her dancing studies. They will leave Victoria on Saturday, traveling by way of California. While in Victoria, Master Gordon Fenton has been attending St. Michael’s School.”

 

Betty Ward (wife of Richard Charles Farrow)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-011770; Betty Farrow; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17122; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709261; date of death: July 13, 1988; place of death: Victoria; age at death: 80; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/27ad1b4b-579d-4b3d-bda8-bb414bf6bbfd; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/eeaf2394-c310-48ad-9342-21f631458a3a.

 

Rosemary Farrow (daughter of Richard Charles Farrow)

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 012. Name: Rosemary Farrow; Gender: Female; Age: 15; Marital status: Single; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1923; Birth Place: Regina, Sask; Arrival Date: 15 Jan 1938; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Amy Violet Farrow (daughter of Charles Henry Farrow)

British Columbia Baptism Index; Name: Amy Violet Farrow; Gender: Female; Date: 1899/04/02; Event Place: Nelson; Father Name: Charles Henry; Mother Name: Amy; Event Type: Baptism

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1898-09-287137; Amy Violet Farrow; date of birth: December 7, 1898; place of birth: Nelson.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY29-WQQ : accessed 28 August 2015), Violet A Farrow, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,988.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F94-SSK : accessed 28 August 2015), Arthur Joseph Fenton, 1893; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Paddington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N8-P8Q : accessed 28 August 2015), Arthur J Fenton and Amy Violet Monteith Farrow, 10 Aug 1925; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,522.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X78B-LWZ : accessed 28 August 2015), Arthur Fenton, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0172, sheet 11A, family 281, line 46, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1461; FHL microfilm 2,341,196; http://www.mocavo.ca/Arthur-Fenton-B1894-North-Hempstead-Nassau-New-York-1930-United-States-Census/07196095538744404274

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3BM-N4N : accessed 28 August 2015), Aurthur J Fenton, Garden City, Hempstead Town, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-61, sheet 2A, family 38, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2684.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRL-MYT : accessed 28 August 2015), Arthur Joseph Fenton, 13 Jan 1962; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13255, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,376.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Z-M73 : accessed 28 August 2015), John Hayston Frank, 03 Jul 1980; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13604, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,388.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT8-QPP : accessed 28 August 2015), Mary Sibbald Wark Frank, 20 May 1962; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13256, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,377. (earlier wife of John Hayston Frank).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVL-BC6 : accessed 28 August 2015), Violet Amy Frank, 18 Nov 1986; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16583, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,358,023.

 

James Archibald McNair (1866-1942) (owner of Hastings Shingle Manufacturing Company)

McNair Residence, 288 East 6th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7L, Canada; http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=2483.