Fell, Ismay (1879-1926)

Ismay Fell (detail); Vancouver City Archives: Photograph attributed to Grandview Studio; AM54-S4-1-: A-30-68; [1914 or 1915] (Creation) , http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/m-p-c-ismay-fell;rad

Ismay Fell (detail); Vancouver City Archives: Photograph attributed to Grandview Studio; AM54-S4-1-: A-30-68; [1914 or 1915] (Creation) , http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/m-p-c-ismay-fell;rad

Ismay Fell was a Vancouver City policeman. He lived at 1836 1/2 Alberni Street in 1918.

His wife, Fanny, was at 1836 1/2 Alberni Street from 1919 to 1920, and the Fell family continued to live at 1836 1/2 Alberni Street until about 1927.

 

Early Life

Ismay Fell was born on June 27, 1879, in Roxburgshire, Scotland (perhaps in Hawick, which is pronounced “hoyk”: see Ismay Fell’s First World War attestation paper, which gives his birthplace as “Hoyick,” in Roxburghshire). (Some sources give his full name as “James Ismay Fell,” although he normally went by “Ismay Fell.”)

Ismay’s parents were Thomas Fell and Jane Ismay. (However, his death certificate says that his mother was Fanny Roberts Scott.)

Ismay’s military experience included seven and a half years with the 28th Hussars. He served in the South African War.

 

To Vancouver

Ismay arrived in Vancouver about 1909, and he lived in a series of apartments and houses on the east side of Vancouver.

 

Marriage to Fanny Robertson

On October 2, 1912, Ismay married Frances (Fanny or Fannie) Robertson in Vancouver. Fanny was born in Scotland on January 15, 1892, Her parents were Hugh Robertson (1860-1896) and Fanny George (born 1861).

 

First World War and Later Life

During the First World War, Ismay enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

 

Vancouver Province, April 23, 1917, page 14, column 4.

 

He served as a gunner. While he was on military service in France, he suffered a serious shrapnel wound to his right leg.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 17, 1918, page 7, column 2.

 

On October 10, 1919, he was discharged from the military forces because he was medically unfit.

He returned to Vancouver, where he continued his work with the city police force.

At some point, he developed tuberculosis, and he went to the sanitarium at Tranquille, British Columbia, where he died on March 11, 1926. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, March 13, 1926, page 22, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 15, 1926, page 16, column 8.

 

After Ismay died, Fanny became a matron at the Vancouver police station.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 22, 1926, page 7, column 3.

 

Fanny’s Marriage to Archibald Irwin

On August 18, 1927, in Vancouver, Fanny married Archibald Irwin. Archibald was born in Kinnego, Ireland, on December 2, 1886. His parents were William Irwin and Susan Watt.

The marriage certificate said that Archibald was a farmer, although he seems to have been retired. (Archibald’s death certificate said that he was a retired police officer, but there is no other information that supports this conclusion.)

Fanny died in Vancouver on March 7, 1945. She was buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Province, March 8, 1945, page 17, column 2.

 

Archibald Irwin died in Vancouver on April 18, 1967.

 

Vancouver Province, April 20, 1967, page 22, column 2.

 

Ismay Fell and Frances Robertson had three boys.

 

Hugh Robertson Fell

Hugh was born in Vancouver on July 18, 1913.

He became a clerk with the Vancouver City Police.

He developed pulmonary tuberculosis, and he was transferred to the Tranquille Sanitarium, where he died on February 25, 1941. He was buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Province, February 25, 1943, page 17, column 3.

 

Thomas Ismay Fell

Thomas was born in Vancouver on July 18, 1913.

He became a controller for Canadian Canners Ltd.

On February 5, 1944, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Thomas married Wanda Cullen. She was born on December 18, 1923. Her parents were Stanley Melvin Cullen (1892-1955) and Alice Gertrude Rogers (1896-1988).

 

Vancouver Province, August 29, 1955, page 25, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, October 8, 1988, page F1, column 8.

 

Vancouver Province, February 10, 1944, page 10, column 5.

 

Thomas died in Vancouver on November 11, 1960.

 

Vancouver Province, November 14, 1960, page 29, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 14, 1960, page 28, column 3.

 

Wanda later married Thomas Archibald George Conner, who was a medical equipment salesman. He was born in Morden, Manitoba on September 8, 1908. (He was sometimes called “Archie,”)

Thomas died in Langley, British Columbia, on July 20, 1982.

Various sources indicated that Wanda died in either 2005 or 2008.

 

Thomas’s and Wanda’s son, Stanley Fell, died in March 2015.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 18, 2015, page D6, column 2.

 

Unnamed boy Fell

Ismay and Fannie had an unnamed boy, who was born in Vancouver on December 21 ,1925. He died the same day.

 

 

Sources

Ismay Fell

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-6XDM : 13 December 2017), Hinay ? Fell in household of Tom Fell, Brampton, Cumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 5149/26, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,423.

“Scotland Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSXS-QNK : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Thomas Fell, 1891. (Tentative reference only to father of Ismay Fell).

“Scotland Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSXS-QN2 : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Jane Fell, 1891. (Tentative reference only to mother of Ismay Fell).

1911 Census of Canada: British Columbia / Vancouver / 26 Vancouver City / page 32, line 41, http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/jpg/e001941042.jpg.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-T4M : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Ismay Fell and Fanny Robertson, 1912.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: FELL, ISMAY; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number: 339633; Date of Birth: 1879-06-27; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3028 – 22; Item Number: 387290; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); Digitized service file: B3028-S022; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B3028-S022.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG8-25R : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Ismay Fell, 1926.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1926-09-373778, Ismay Fell.

Mountain View Burials: FELL, Ismay  Mar-11-1926  HORNE2/*/14/013/0011, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/fa-fi.htm [searched Aubust 19, 2013].

Ismay Fell, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Fell&GSiman=1&GSst=824&GRid=26330551&, Plot: HORNE2/*/14/013/0011.

 

 

Hugh Clarkston Robertson (father of Frances (“Fannie”) Robertson)

Hugh Clarkston Robertson (1860 – 22 March 1896); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KLXD-WHH.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQYV-TJM : 10 February 2018), Hugh Robertson, 26 Mar 1862; citing BOTHWELL,LANARK,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

 

Fannie Gibb George (mother of Frances (“Fannie”) Robertson)

Fannie Gibb George (3 May 1861 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2SH6-TFK.

 

Frances (“Fannie”) Robertson (wife of Ismay Fell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Y-MJT : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Archibald Irwin and Fanny Fell, 1927.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL25-JMY : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Fanny Irwin, 1945.

 

Archibald Irwin (husband of Frances (“Fannie”) Robertson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBC-S4N : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Archibald Irwin, 1967.

 

 

Hugh Robertson Fell (son of Ismay Fell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGV-P4K : accessed 19 Aug 2013), Hugh Robertson Fell, 1941.

Hugh Fell, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1941, page 18: “Fell – Passed away at Kamloops, B.C., February 25, Hugh Fell, in his 28th year. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Irwin and 1 brother: Thomas Fell, all of 6650 Balaclava St. Funer, Center and Hanna’s chapel. Saturday, March 1, at 3 o’clock. Rev. Harry Lennox officiating. Committal Ocean View Burial Park.

 

Thomas Ismay Fell (son of Ismay Fell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-GQC : 8 November 2017), Thomas Ismay Fell, 1960; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f847b51d-dc26-428f-ae2a-b0dfcdbd0676.

 

Stanley Melvin Cullen (father of Wanda Cullen)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM4L-6XS : 10 August 2017), Stanley Cullen, 23 Jun 1892; citing Birth, Tay, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,450.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8G-TPN : 11 March 2018), Stanley Melvin Cullen and Alice Gertrude Rogers, 14 Mar 1916; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5F-2L3 : 8 November 2017), Stanley Cullen, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4d45fe61-7e43-4c2e-a2d8-54e20dd35a7e.

 

Alice Gertrude Rogers (mother of Wanda Cullen)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3M6-WVP : accessed 5 November 2019), Gertrude Rogers in household of Alfred Rogers, Precinct 2 Wilkinsburg borough Ward 2, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 530, sheet 6B, family 120, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,372.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8G-TP6 : 11 March 2018), Stanley Melvin Cullen and Alice Gertrude Rogers, 14 Mar 1916; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-017774; Alice Gertrude Cullen; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17117; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709265; date of death: October 7, 1988; place of death: White Rock; age at death: 92; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bc482646-b163-4790-a283-741c00b4e696; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6b7501c6-42a0-4895-b77b-ad261373673c.

 

Wanda Cullen (wife of Thomas Ismay Fell)

Wanda Cullen (18 December 1923 – November 2008); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/L71F-T4H.

 

Thomas Archibald George Conner (husband of Wanda Cullen)

“Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMGN-185 : 11 March 2018), Archie Conner in household of Thomas Conner, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 23, line 19; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,941.

“Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP5T-TS6Y : 18 October 2019), Archie Conner in household of Thos Conner, Manitoba, Canada; citing Census, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1X-6C3 : 8 November 2017), Thomas Archibald George Conner, 1982.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-GCVJ : 19 September 2016), Archibald T G Connor, ; Burial, Morden, Pembina Valley Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 164683939, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164683939: “Archibald T G Conner; Birth: 1908; Death: 1982 (aged 73–74), Manitoba, Canada; Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Morden, Pembina Valley Census Division, Manitoba, Canada; Memorial ID: 164683939.”

 

Unnamed boy Fell (son of Ismay Fell)

Fell (21 December 1925 – 21 December 1925); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/L1KY-9PG.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-D2XS : 8 November 2017), Fell, 1925.

 

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