Fee, Thomas Arthur (1863-1929)

Thomas Arthur Fee, Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 1504.

Thomas Arthur Fee, Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 1504.

Thomas Arthur Fee was an architect, contractor, and real estate developer. He lived at 1025 Gilford Street from 1908 to 1929.

Thomas was born in Durham, Quebec, on May 18, 1863 (although some sources say 1860).

His father was Thomas Fee (1823-1904), who was born in Ireland. His mother was Mary Blakely (1821-1893), who was also born in Ireland. They were married in Quebec.

Thomas suffered from polio when he was young, and he wore braces on both legs.

He attended the Model School in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

According to Donald Luxton, Thomas first arrived in Vancouver shortly after the Great Fire in 1886, and he worked in real estate and construction. In 1889, he trained as an architect in Minneapolis, Minnesota, studying under Harry Wild Jones (1859-1935).

In September 1889, in Quebec, Thomas married Frances Maud Paton. She was born on March 27, 1866, in Melbourne, Quebec. Her father was Adam Paton, a farmer who had also been the postmaster at Melbourne Ridge in Quebec. Frances’s mother was Lucretia Jane Smith (1828-1919).

By 1891, Thomas appeared in the Vancouver directory, living at the corner of Davie Street and Seymour Street.

Williams’ British Columbia Directory, 1891, Part 2, page 194

Williams’ British Columbia Directory, 1891, Part 2, page 194

 

[Seymour Street], Williams’ British Columbia Directory, 1891, Part 2, page 159

[Seymour Street], Williams’ British Columbia Directory, 1891, Part 2, page 159

The directory said that he was a grocer, along with James Webster. The 1891 Canada census gave his occupation as “house builder.”

T A Fee "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3DG : accessed 6 August 2015), T A Fee, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/jpg/30953_148093-00189.jpg

T A Fee “Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3DG : accessed 6 August 2015), T A Fee, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/jpg/30953_148093-00189.jpg

He later lived at the following addresses in Vancouver:

1894 1118 Robson Street
1895 747 Hamilton Street
1896 corner of Barclay Street and Thurlow Street
1897 803 [probably should be 813]Richards Street
1898 to 1900 813 Richards Street
1900-1901 832 Burrard Street
1901 to 1902 970 Burrard Street
1903 1342 Haro Street
1904 to 1906 1119 Broughton Street (at corner of Pendrell Street)
1907 to 1929 1025 Gilford (corner of Comox Street)

 

By 1898, Thomas was in partnership with John Edmeston Parr (1856-1923) in a successful architectural business. They had their offices at the corner of Homer Street and Hastings Street. Their designs included office buildings, houses, hotels, and churches.

Parr and Fee Architects, advertisement, Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 105

Parr and Fee Architects, advertisement, Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 105

For a short time, Thomas lived in this 1903 house, which was still there in 2015 at the corner of Broughton Street and Pendrell Street.

1119 Broughton Street (Fee house, 1904): Google Streets, searched August 6, 2015, image dated April 2009.

1119 Broughton Street (Fee house, 1904): Google Streets, searched August 6, 2015, image dated April 2009.

By 1907, he moved into this more substantial house at 1025 Gilford Street.

1025 Gilford Street under construction - detail from Vancouver Public Library - House being built at Gilford and Comox - VPL Accession Number - 1878 - about 1903

1025 Gilford Street under construction – detail from Vancouver Public Library – House being built at Gilford and Comox – VPL Accession Number – 1878 – about 1903

 

1025 Gilford Street - detail from Vancouver Public Library - Home at 1025 Gilford - VPL Accession Number - 16134 - after 1910

1025 Gilford Street – detail from Vancouver Public Library – Home at 1025 Gilford – VPL Accession Number – 16134 – after 1910

After many years of success, the Parr and Fee partnership ended. In 1912, Thomas took a break from architecture, and went into business with his son (Blakeley Fowler Fee, also called Thomas Arthur Fee, Jr.).

During the First World War, Thomas took public political stands that were seen as unpopular and unpatriotic, including a resistance to Canada’s participation in the war.

Along with his business interests, he belonged to the Point Grey Golf Club. His recreations were walking, horseback riding and motoring.

Thomas died in Vancouver on December 21, 1929. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frances died in Vancouver on May 13, 1938. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Thomas and Frances had the following children

 

Olga Merle Fee

Olga Merle Fee was born in Vancouver on March 5, 1895.

On March 12, 1918, in Vancouver, she married Earl Garlough Johnson, who had been vice consul of the United States of America since May 12, 1915. He was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia, on May 19, 1893. His father was Asahel Johnson. His mother was Nancy Lavina Garlough.

Earl died in Vancouver on August 13, 1991.

Olga died in Vancouver on April 28, 2000.

Earl and Olga had two sons: Thomas Johnson and Richard Johnson.

 

Blakely Fowler Fee (also known as Thomas Arthur Fee, Jr.)

Blakely Fowler Fee was born in Vancouver on March 26, 1897.

Until about 1916, he was usually called “Blakely Fowler Fee.” However, by 1918, he was also known as “Thomas Arthur Fee Jr.” He worked for T.A. Fee Estate Limited, which was his father’s financial agency company.

On January 5, 1918, in Vancouver, “Thomas Arthur Fee” married Dorothy Lillian Hogle. She was born in Montreal, Quebec on May 5, 1901. Her father was John Herbert Hogle (1870-1940), who was a medical doctor. Her mother was Lillian Marie Brunet. The marriage registration document described Thomas as a lawyer.

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Thomas continued as the director and manager of T.A. Fee Limited.

In 1927, Thomas and Lillian were living at 1059 Chilco Street.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 25

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 25

In 1933, Thomas filed a United States patent for a device for measuring gasoline: “Liquid Metering Device, 2,015,997,” https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US2015997.pdf.

Thomas died in Vancouver on July 1, 1943.

In 1945, Dorothy married George Elliott Housser (1884-1977), who was a Vancouver lawyer.

Dorothy died in Vancouver on November 7, 1954. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Thomas and Dorothy had two children:

Thomas A. Fee, who was born in Vancouver about 1925. He worked as a general contractor. He was living in Toronto in 1954. Later he moved to Hawaii, where he died on May 24, 2001.

Justine Fee was born in Vancouver on March23, 1923. On October 19, 1944, in Vancouver, she married Trevor Housser. Trevor was the son of George Elliott Housser, and was born in Vancouver on July 3, 1923. He died on Apr 19, 2004 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Justine died in Nova Scotia in 2012.

 

Grace Helen Fee

Grace Helen Fee was born in Vancouver on February 14, 1902.

On June 15, 1926, in Vancouver, Grace married Eric Grant Peter, who was a salesman. He was born on January 3, 1901, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His father was Charles John Peter (1865-1949), who was a businessman and property promoter. Eric’s mother was Eleanor Alexander Dallas.

By 1930, Eric and Grace were living in Oakland, California.

In 1940, they were in Niagara Falls, New York. Eric was an assistant superintendent for a printing manufacturing company.

Eric died in San Diego, California, on May 1, 1987.

Grace died in San Diego on March 25, 1994.

 

Sources

 

Thomas Fee (father of Thomas Arthur Fee)

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Thomas Fee and Mary Blakely, Quebec, Ancestry.com

South Durham United Church Cemetery, South Durham, Drummond County, Quebec, http://www.interment.net/data/canada/qc/drummond/sdurham/: Fee, Thomas, b. 1823, d. 1904, s/w Mary his wife, & J. B.

 

Mary Blakely (mother of Thomas Arthur Fee)

South Durham United Church Cemetery, South Durham, Drummond County, Quebec, http://www.interment.net/data/canada/qc/drummond/sdurham/: Fee, Mary Blakely, b. 1821, d. 1893, s/w Thomas her husband, & J. B.

 

Thomas Arthur Fee
Thomas Arthur Fee, Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 1504 (includes photograph of Thomas Arthur Fee).

Hill, Robert G. “Fee, Thomas Arthur.” Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950; http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/2279.

“Parr and Fee,” by Donald Luxton, in Building The West, Vancouver, Talonbooks, 2003, pages 190-194.

Parr and Fee, https://buildingvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/thomas-fee/.

Parr and Fee, http://karen-magill.blogspot.ca/2010/11/parr-and-fee.html.

“The Fee House,” Vanishing Vancouver, Michael Kluckner, Vancouver, Whitecap Books Limited, 1990, page 74-5.

Harry Wild Jones (1859-1935), Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Wild_Jones.

Harry Wild Jones: American Architect, by Elizabeth Vandam and Larry Millett, Minneapolis, Nodin Press, 2008.

“Residential Properties,” Vancouver World, November 27, 1897, page 3: “The work done in this city by T.A. Fee, domestic architect and builder of the Harvey Chambers, Hastings street, in directing the investment of money to residential property has been of considerable extent and his estimation of the prospects for future business in that line should be of some weight. . . . Mr. Fee has been engaged in erecting houses for a period of 30 years. He had the advantage of studying under H.W. Jones, of Minneapolis, one of the best known domestic architects of the United States, and afterwards of carrying out some of his most important buildings. [Includes list of Thomas Fee’s projects].”

“Henry Mole’s dream house: High taxes forced the sale of his homestead in 1922 to the Point Grey Golf Club,” by Imbi Harding, Vancouver Sun, July 20, 2001, page B2. (Refers to Parr and Fee as the architects of the farmhouse. Includes photograph of the farmhouse.)

“Notice of Retirement,” Vancouver Province, February 14, 1912, page 32; Vancouver Province, February 15, 1912, page 30: “Mr. T.A. Fee, of the firm of Parr & Fee, architects, begs to announce to his patrons and friends that he has sold his interest in the firm and is retiring from the profession. He has large personal interests in Vancouver, and it is his intention to give his undivided attention to his own personal business. His office will hereafter be Room 1, 570 Granville street. Mr. Fee thanks his numerous clients for their continued patronage during a period of nearly twenty years in which his firm has designed and superintended many of the most important buildings in the city and he hopes that his friends will extend their patronage to the new firm, which will do business under the name of Parr, McKenzie & Day.”

Durham-Sud, Quebec, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham-Sud,_Quebec

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M423-PFG : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Fee in household of Thomas Fee, Durham South, Drummond, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 49, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10084, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,046; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395485_00394.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNG-85C : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas A. Fee in household of Thomas Fee, Durham South, Drummond & Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 34; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13197, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,833.

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Thomas A Fee and Frances Maud Palten [sic], Quebec, Ancestry.com

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3DG : accessed 6 August 2015), T A Fee, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – F to Fn, http://bc.canadagenweb.org/vote1898/votef.htm: “Fee, Thomas A., 1118 Robinson [sic] St, Contractor, Van”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-9CD : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas A Fee, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP8L : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Fee, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

1921 Canada census, Thomas Arthur Fee, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-KQF : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Arthur Fee, 21 Dec 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13136, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,636.

“Thomas A. Fee Dead,” Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1929, page 10: “Thomas Arthur Fee, 70, prominent pioneer resident of Vancouver, who had been actively associated with its growth for many years, died at the family residence, 1025 Gilford street, Saturday.

J. Edmondson Parr and Mr. Fee, as architects for 18 years, were responsible for many of the large buildings in the business sections, including the Vancouver Block. Mr. Fee was one of the first and largest property owners on Granville street and was holder of the original C.P.R. deeds.

Mr. Fee has been in ill health for the past four years and retired from business in 1912. He was a member of the Point Grey Golf and Country club.

Born in Durham, Eastern Townships, Quebec, Mr. Fee came to Vancouver in 1889. He leaves his wife, Frances Maude Paton Fee, a son, Blakely Fee of Seattle, and two daughters, Mrs. E.G. Johnson of Vancouver and Mrs. Eric Peter of Oakland, California.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., from the residence, with Rev. P.T. Pilkey officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery. Center & Hanna are in charge of arrangements.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3WTX : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Arthur Fee, 1929; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26306037, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26306037.

 

Frances Maud Paton (wife of Thomas Arthur Fee)

Post Offices, 1861, from The Canadian Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, 1861; http://www.cangenealogy.com/armstrong/pos1861.htm: Melbourne Ridge; Richmond [county/division]; Adam Paton [postmaster].

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42P-H5D : accessed 7 August 2015), Adam Patten, Melbourne, Richmond, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 63, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10086, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,048; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395553_00392.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42P-HRQ : accessed 7 August 2015), Francis M Paton in household of Margaret Paton, Melbourne, Richmond, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 64, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10086, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,048; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395553_00393.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNG-79J : accessed 7 August 2015), Francis Maud Paton in household of Adam Paton, Ulverton, Drummond & Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13197, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,833; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008143648.pdf.

“On Dit” [society column], Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1913, page 7: “Mrs. T.A. Fee and Miss Daton [sic: Paton], of 1025 Gilford street, will not receive on Friday, but will be at home on the first Friday in April.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-VBY : accessed 7 August 2015), Lucretia Jane Paton, 05 Apr 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13116, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,144. (mother of Frances Maud Paton).

“Find A Grave Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7W9X : accessed 7 August 2015), Lucretia J. Paton, 1919; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281481, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26281481.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-X9F : accessed 7 August 2015), Lucretia Jane Paton in household of Samuel Hunter and Victoria Amanda Paton, 05 Jul 1893; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529. (Thomas A Fee and Frances Maud Fee were witnesses.)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGT-7S4 : accessed 7 August 2015), Frances Maud Fee, 13 May 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13162, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,195.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3WRW : accessed 7 August 2015), Frances Maud Fee, 1938; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26306038, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26306038.

 

Olga Merle Fee (daughter of Thomas Arthur Fee)

“Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5J4-LHT : accessed 6 August 2015), Earl Johnson, 19 May 1893; citing Pen. Gap, Lee Co., Virginia, reference p 351; FHL microfilm 2,046,946.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMNR-PJK : accessed 6 August 2015), Earl Johnson in household of Asahel Johnson, Rocky Station District (Pennington Gap Precinct) Pennington Gap town, Lee, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 11A, family 203, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,715.

Olga Fee and Earl Garlough Johnson, engagement announcement, Vancouver World, February 21, 1918, page 5: “The engagement has just been announced of Miss Olga Fee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Fee, to Mr. Earl Garlough Johnson. The wedding will take place early in March.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-6CV : accessed 6 August 2015), Earl Garlough Johnson and Olga Merle Fee, 12 Mar 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZK3-M9S : accessed 6 August 2015), Earl G Johnson, 1917-1918; citing San Francisco City no 12, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,544,262.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZK3-DZG : accessed 6 August 2015), Earl G Johnson, 1917-1918; citing San Francisco City no 13, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,544,264.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SP8Y-VY8 : accessed 6 August 2015), Olga Merle Johnson in household of Earl Garlough Johnson, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 77A, family , NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,822,041.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-NCDD : accessed 6 August 2015), Earl Garlough Johnson, 1942; citing NAID identifier , NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1991-09-014415; Earl Garlough Johnson; date of death: August 13, 1991; place of death: Vancouver; age: 98; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=0178e48e-b5a1-45c7-aa05-9d74ee4d19fa; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=8cc7d860-2842-4ebc-9ef3-7b087d884aeb.

Olga Merle (Fee) Johnson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 3, 2000; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2000-06/0960838213: “JOHNSON, Olga Merle (nee Fee), born March 5, 1895 in Vancouver to Frances and Thomas Fee (a prominent architect). Passed away surrounded by family on April 28, 2000, at Grandville Park Lodge in Vancouver, at the age of 105.Olga was a resident of Vancouver her entire life. She lived in the West End, Shaughnessy, and enjoyed summers at Hopkin’s Landing on the Sunshine Coast. She attended Crofton House in Vancouver, and National Academy in Washington, D.C. Olga was an excellent horsewoman and bridge player. Olga, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will also be remembered for her love of long walks, interior and fashion design, and sense of humour. Spanning three centuries, Olga’s life exemplified grace and dignity. Olga was predeceased by her brother Blakely Fee and her sister and best friend Grace (Fee) Peter. Olga’s husband of 73 years, Earl Garlough Johnson (an American, who served as a Vice Consulate for the U.S. Government) passed away in 1991. Together, they were Charter Members of Shaughnessy Heights United Church. She will be deeply missed by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Elaine Johnson, of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Richard and Joanne Johnson, of Walnut Creek, California; her ten grandchildren, Doug, Scott, Ross, Mark, Sally, Jayne, Tim, Nancy, Tammy, and Susie; and sixteen great-grandchildren, of Washington and California. She will also be lovingly remembered by her niece Justine Housser, and nephews Charles Peter and Thomas Fee. Friends and caregivers, especially those she met over the last eleven years, and the Granville Park Lodge, will remember Olga for her kindness, friendship and humour. A memorial service will be held May 7, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., at Shaughnessy Heights United Church,1550 West 33rd, Vancouver. A Memorial Tea will follow at 3:00 p.m., at the Sylvia Hotel Restaurant, 1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made in Olga’s memory to B.C. Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Room B321, Vancouver, V6H 3V4.”

Blakely Fowler Fee (also known as Thomas Arthur Fee Jr.) (son of Thomas Arthur Fee)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1897-09-514138; Blakely Fowler Fee; date of birth: March 26, 1897; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=27ccf8c8-3786-4ece-86ca-492d862933b4

1921 Canada Census, Thomas Arthur Fee, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-83Z : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Arthur Fee and Dorothy Lillian Hogle, 05 Jan 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL5-PR7 : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Arthur Fee, 01 Jul 1943; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13180, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,640.

“Thomas A. Fee Dead at 46,” Vancouver Sun, July 2, 1943, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7SxmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3933%2C74314: “Thomas Arthur Fee of 1966 West King Edward, president of T.A. Fee Estates Ltd., died Thursday.

He was born in Vancouver and lived here for 46 years.

Mr. Fee leaves his wife, one son, Thomas Arthur, and one daughter, Justine Frances, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, 1:30 p.m., in St. Paul’s Church by Canon H.G. King; burial, family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.

Center & Hanna are in charge of funeral arrangements.”

Thomas Arthur Fee, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 2, 1943, page 20; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7SxmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2176%2C105320 [link leads to top of column 2; death notice is near bottom of column 2]: “Fee – On July 1, 1943, at his residence, 1960 W. King Edward Ave., Thomas Arthur Fee, president of T.A. Fee Estates. Survived by 1 so, Thomas Arthur; 1 daughter, Justene Frances. Remains resting at the residence. Funeral service in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Saturday afternoon, July 3, at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Canon Harold G. King officiating. Committal, family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna directors.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3WT6 : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Arthur Fee, 1943; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281479, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26281479.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-7YJ : accessed 6 August 2015), Dorothy Pauline Hogle in household of John H Hogle, E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60769&highlight=43&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Dorothy+Pauline+Hogle; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000011651.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKJ-MLY : accessed 6 August 2015), Lillian Brunet Hogle, 06 May 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13121, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,298.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKG-NLB : accessed 6 August 2015), John Herbert Hogle, 18 May 1940; citing Essondale, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13168, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,628.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8S-G5S : accessed 6 August 2015), John Herbert Hogle in household of William Ernest Mcdermott and Geraldine Brunet Hogle, 06 Nov 1923; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,227.

Trevor Housser, http://www.housser.net/geh_nkh_/d1.htm

“Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27FH-J67 : accessed 6 August 2015), Dorothy Lillian Housser, 1952; citing Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro); FHL microfilm .

“Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFTX-SPJ : accessed 6 August 2015), George Elliott Housser, 1952; citing Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro); FHL microfilm .

George Elliot Housser, K.C., Who’s Who in British Columbia, volume 8, 1949-1950, pages 83-84.

George Elliott Housser, Q.C., Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-66, page 508.

George Elliott Housser, Q.C.,” nos disparus,” The Advocate, (1977), Volume 35, page 513 (includes photograph of George Elliott Housser).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-MYJ : accessed 6 August 2015), Dorothy Lillian Housser, 07 Nov 1954; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13221, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,967.

Dorothy Housser, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 8, 1954, page 29; Vancouver Province, November 9, 1954, page 27; Vancouver Sun, November 8, 1954, page 32; Vancouver Sun, November 9, 1954, page 30: “Housser – Dorothy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1954, beloved wife of George Elliott Housser, of 6111 Church. Survived by her husband; a son, Thomas A. Fee; a daughter, Mrs. Trevor Housser, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral service at St. Paul’s Church, Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.”

“Mrs. Housser, City Pioneer, Laid to Rest,” Vancouver Province, November 12, 1954, page 5: “Pioneer Vancouver woman and daughter of prominent city doctor, Mrs. Dorothy Housser of 6111 Churchill, was buried Wednesday.

Rev. A.M. Trendell officiated at funeral services in St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Burial was in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Housser, who was born in Montreal in 1901, came to B.C. with her father and mother in 1906 and they settled in Nanaimo.

Her father, the late Dr. John Herbert Hogle, practiced there until 1908 when they moved to Vancouver.

Mrs. Housser was a member of the Capilano Golf and Country Club.

She is survived by her husband, George Elliott Housser; a son, Thomas A. Fee, Toronto, and a daughter, Mrs. Trevor Housser, Cranbrook, B.C.”

Tom Fee, death notice, Honolulu Advertiser, May 25, 2001, http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2001/May/25/ln/ln43aobituaries.html: “TOM FEE, 76, of Makawao, Maui, died May 24, 2001. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A retired general contractor. Survived by wife, Emma; children, Tom, Laurie, Sam and Jason; sister, Justine Housser; three grandchildren. Private service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maui Humane Society. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai’i.”

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Obituaries, Friday, May 25, 2001; http://archives.starbulletin.com/2001/05/25/news/obits.html: “Tom Fee, 76, of Makawao, a retired general contractor, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by wife Emma; sons Tom, Sam and Jason; daughter Laurie; sister Justine Housser; and three grandchildren. Private services.”

Trevor Housser, death notice, Published in The Vancouver Sun on May 15, 2004; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=trevor-housser&pid=157216809: “HOUSSER, Trevor. July 3, 1923 – April 19th, 2004. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Justine Fee Housser, son, Blakely, and daughter, Deborah Cambria (Ray), of Halifax and Chester, N.S. Trevor is also survived by his sisters, Nancy Atkinson, of Vancouver and Doo Diether, of Gibsons, B.C. Trevor was born and raised in Vancouver where he rejoined the Imperial Oil Company after service in the RCNVR. The family has lived in Halifax since the early 60’s where Trevor continued his career with Esso. A Memorial Service was held in Dalhousie University Anglican Church, where Trevor attended for many years.”

Obituary Times, http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi: “HOUSSER, Justine Frances (FEE); 89; Vancouver BC>Chester NS; Chron-Herald; 2012-4-7; kbutler.”

 

Grace Helen Fee (daughter of Thomas Arthur Fee)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-514139; Grace Helen Fee; date of birth: February 14, 1902; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b61a5f51-4aec-470e-a25f-c2c2d19abf00.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-3ZZ : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric Grant Peter and Grace Helen Fee, 15 Jun 1926; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,504.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK9-5KJ : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric Peter in household of Chas Jno Peter, B, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Overlynn; C.J. Peter Mansion; Charles J. Peter Mansion’ Seton Villa; http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=3799

“Esmond,” Vanishing Vancouver, Michael Kluckner, Vancouver, Whitecap Books Ltd., 1990, page 170 (desctihes Vancouver Heights in Burnaby, and Charles J. Peter (1865-1949).

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJBB-W3R : accessed 6 August 2015), Charles J. Peter, 30 Nov 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

RFC/RAF aircrew names: Eric Grant Peter, http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/people_index.html.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3YL-GVH : accessed 7 August 2015), Charles John Peter, 27 Aug 1949; citing Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, reference 14195, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,032,813.

“Peter Rites Today,” Spokesman-Review (Spokane), August 30, 1949, page 12, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-i1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kuUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1293%2C6316756; “Ellensburg, Wash., Aug. 29. Services will be held here Tuesday for Charles John Peter, 83, retired Canadian business man and father of George Peter of Ellensburg. Peter died following a stroke.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2G-HM7 : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric G Peter, Apr 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14795, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCXW-Z7M : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric G Peter, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0123, sheet 8A, family 142, line 5, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 104; FHL microfilm 2,339,839.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQYH-L9B : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric Peter, Ward 2, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls City, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 32-52, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2696.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG7P-N66 : accessed 6 August 2015), Grace Helen Peter, 12 Aug 1940; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 105, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGPC-6WL : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric G Peter, 01 May 1987; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J58Y-J49 : accessed 6 August 2015), Eric  Peter, Jun 1987; 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:VPSL-1JM : accessed 6 August 2015), Grace Helen Peter, 25 Mar 1994; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD85-GSB : accessed 6 August 2015), James Whirter Renwick Adams and Constance Eleanor Peter, 11 Mar 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13749, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,319. (sister of Eric Grant Peter).

 

John Edmeston Parr (architect and partner of Thomas Arthur Fee)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:265Y-R3J : accessed 7 August 2015), John Edmeston Parr, 1856; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Islington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN9R-5MD : accessed 7 August 2015), John E. Parr, 28 Oct 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3M9K : accessed 7 August 2015), John E Parr, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLZ-582 : accessed 7 August 2015), John E Parr, Jun 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4777, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-HBJ : accessed 7 August 2015), John Edmeston Parr, 15 Sep 1923; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13123, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,300.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7HLF : accessed 7 August 2015), John Edmeston Parr, 1923; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302751, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302751.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2D-7PX : accessed 7 August 2015), Leila Imogen Parr, 15 Dec 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13139, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,854.

Leila Emogen [sic] Parr, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 17, 1930, page 22; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uixlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1813%2C2313188 “Parr – Passed peacefully away at her late residence, 25 East 53rd Ave., on Monday, Dec. 15th, 1930, in her 68th year, Leila Emogen [sic] Parr, widow of J. Edmoston [sic] Parr and daughter of the late Charles Stuart of Hampstead, Eng. Funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 18th. At 2:30 p.m. from T.J. Kearney & Co.’s chapel, 802 W. Broadway, to Masonic plot, Mountain View cemetery, Rev. Mr. Varley of St. Mary’s Church, South Hill, officiating.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7HG9 : accessed 7 August 2015), Leila Imogen Parr, 1930; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302752, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

 

J B. Fee (brother of Thomas Arthur Fee)

South Durham United Church Cemetery, South Durham, Drummond County, Quebec, http://www.interment.net/data/canada/qc/drummond/sdurham/: Fee, J. B., b. 2 Jul 1856, d. 23 Aug 1891, age 35y 1m 21d, s/w Thomas & Mary

 

Charles Fee (brother of Thomas Arthur Fee)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2C-8HY : accessed 6 August 2015), Thomas Fee in household of Charles Fee, 13 Apr 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13130, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,349.

 

Mary Jane Fee (sister of Thomas Arthur Fee)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LM5 : accessed 6 August 2015), Mary J Lester in entry for A Lester, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LMP : accessed 6 August 2015), A Lester, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-JRQ : accessed 6 August 2015), Mary Jane Lester, 07 Nov 1916; citing , British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13102, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,130.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QHYQ : accessed 6 August 2015), Mary Jane Lester, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26298988, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26298988.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M48W-QNB : accessed 6 August 2015), Albert Lester, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing sheet 1B, family 22, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,500.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBT-8C3 : accessed 6 August 2015), Albert Lester in entry for Michael Jas Halpin and Ethel Lester, 05 Sep 1904; citing registration , Ottawa, , Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

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