Fraser, Archibald Brydone (1883-1916)

Archibald Brydone Fraser – Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 published by the Bank of Montreal 1921; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/551862.

Archibald Brydone Fraser – Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 published by the Bank of Montreal 1921; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/551862.

Archibald Brydone Fraser was a bank clerk, and later an inspector, for the Bank of Montreal. He lived at 1839 Morton Avenue in 1909.

Archibald was born in Chatham, New Brunswick on January 6, 1883. His mother was George Beane Fraser (1846-1917), who was a lawyer in Chatham. Archibald’s mother was Blanche Louise Hockon Jack (1855-1894).

He left school at the age of 16 and began working with the Bank of Montreal.

In 1901, he was a bank clerk in Chatham, and was living with his father.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906. He was a clerk for the Bank of Montreal, and he was living at 1675 Burnaby Street. This was the residence of Archibald Rowan of the Colonial Portable House Company, which made prefabricated buildings that competed with the B.C. Mills and Timber prefabricated system. (Edwin Caton Mahony (1864-1930) of 2005 Comox Street was one of the developers of the B.C. Mills and Timber system.)

On June 25, 1908, in Vancouver, Archibald was the best man at the wedding of Arthur Follett Paddon, who was a fellow employee of the Bank of Montreal.

In 1909, Archibald Rowan moved to 1839 Morton Avenue, and Archibald Fraser moved there as well.

By 1911, the provincial registrar of voters listed Archibald as a person who was “absent from the district.”

Notice under the Provincial Elections Act, The Western Call, October 20, 1911, page 2, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/westcall/date/1911-10-20#2; Vancouver Province, October 28, 1911, page 4.

Notice under the Provincial Elections Act, The Western Call, October 20, 1911, page 2, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/westcall/date/1911-10-20#2; Vancouver Province, October 28, 1911, page 4.

In late 1915, Archibald became a lieutenant in the 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

Lt. A.B. Fraser, detail from Original Officers, 72nd Battallion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, History of the 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Bernard Mc Evoy and A.H. Finlay, Vancouver, Cowan and Brookhouse, 1920, between pages 2 and 3; http://www.waughfamily.ca/Orr/SeaforthHighlandersBook.pdf

Lt. A.B. Fraser, detail from Original Officers, 72nd Battallion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, History of the 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Bernard Mc Evoy and A.H. Finlay, Vancouver, Cowan and Brookhouse, 1920, between pages 2 and 3; http://www.waughfamily.ca/Orr/SeaforthHighlandersBook.pdf

He completed his training in Canada, and in April 1916 he went to England. In August 1916, he arrived in France, where his battalion took part in the offensive in the Somme sector. On November 1, 1916, he was killed by enemy fire. He was buried in the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in the Somme.

 

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George Beane Fraser (father of Archibald Brydone Fraser)

George Beane Fraser, (1846-1917), Dictionary of Miramichi Biography, page 350, http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/Hamilton/DMB/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-CA&action=0&page=350.

George Beane Fraser, http://brydondale.com/genealogy/tng/getperson.php?personID=I7114&tree=bryd2.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42Z-R9K : accessed 20 August 2015), George B. Fraser in household of John Fraser, Mann, Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 30, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10370, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,096; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395497_00351.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M427-JB9 : accessed 20 August 2015), George Fraser, Palais Ward, Quebec Centre, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 13, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10096, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,058; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395488_00151.pdf (possible connection).

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-K5MH : accessed 20 August 2015), George Beane Fraser and Blanche Louise H Jack, 14 Jul 1880; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 33, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,414.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-K59Z : accessed 20 August 2015), George Beane Fraser and Blanche Louise H Jack, 14 Jul 1880; citing , York, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 33, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,414.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6X-YCG : accessed 20 August 2015), Geo B Fraser, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13186, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,822; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008135362.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKF-LV6 : accessed 20 August 2015), George B Fraser, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148104; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148104-00075.pdf.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-32WT : accessed 20 August 2015), George B Fraser and G Rosa C Jack, 08 Feb 1900; citing , Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 22, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2,024,698.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKH-N9M : accessed 20 August 2015), Geo B. Fraser, D, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 34, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=3430&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Geo.+B.+Fraser; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000028222.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-RX82 : accessed 20 August 2015), Georges Fraser, 1911; citing Census, Northumberland Sub-Districts 21-38, New Brunswick, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,677; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=21374&highlight=16&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Georges+Fraser; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001960180.pdf.

 

Blanche Louise Hockon Jack (mother of Archibald Brydone Fraser)

“New Brunswick Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQMY-YXX : accessed 20 August 2015), Blanch H Jack, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; citing line number 866, p. 22; Library and Archives Canada number M-556, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 477,560; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4108530_00029.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4MJ-L7X : accessed 20 August 2015), B H Jack, King’s Ward, York, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 10, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10381, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,107; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396656_00602.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6X-YCP : accessed 20 August 2015), Blanche L.H Fraser in household of Geo B Fraser, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13186, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,822; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008135362.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKF-LVX : accessed 20 August 2015), Blanche L Fraser, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148104.

 

Archibald Brydone Fraser

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKF-LVR : accessed 20 August 2015), Archibald B Fraser, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148104.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKH-N93 : accessed 20 August 2015), Arch B. Fraser in household of Geo B. Fraser, D, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 34, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

The B.C. Mills Prefabricated System: The Emergence of Ready-made Buildings in Western Canada, by G. E. Mills and D. W. Holdsworth, endnotes, http://parkscanadahistory.com/series/chs/14/chs14-2j.htm: “1 One such competitor was the Colonial Portable House Company, 746 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, which claimed a distribution in Alaska, the prairies, the fruit districts of British Columbia, South Africa and the tropical islands of the Pacific; see Greater Vancouver — Illustrated (Vancouver: Dominion Illustrating Co., 1908), pp. 183-4. According to one advertisement, their intent was to build “Canada Cottages to meet the requirements of Settlers, Ranchers, Townsite Owners, Etc.” British Columbia Review (1906), p. 34.”

Archibald Brydone Fraser, Notice under the Provincial Elections Act, The Western Call, October 20, 1911, page 2, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/westcall/date/1911-10-20#2; Vancouver Province, October 28, 1911, page 4.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Fraser, Archibald Brydone; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 06/01/1883; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3275 – 46; Item Number: 399035; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=399035.

[Note: the Canadian Great War Project entry for Lieutenant Archibald Brydone Fraser refers to “Sgt Brydone Fraser” of the 16th Battalion, who married Jean Loggie, the daughter of William Stewart, a member of Parliament: http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetailPrint.asp?ID=35264. It appears that it was actually Archibald’s brother, William Brydon Jack Fraser, who married Jean Loggie. See “New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT3Q-SD4 : accessed 20 August 2015), William Brydone Jack Fraser, 06 Oct 1888; citing Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, certificate 31335, Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,943,976; and Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Fraser, William B J; Rank: LT; Regimental Number: 29213; Date of Birth: 06/10/1889; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3292 – 34; Item Number: 400554; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=400554.]

“Lieutenant Archibald Brydone [sic] Fraser,” A Deadly Drive, by Gary Silliker, FriesenPress, 2014; page 91; https://books.google.ca/books?id=kRAXAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq=%22bank+of+montreal%22+inspector+fraser#v=onepage&q=%22bank%20of%20montreal%22%20inspector%20fraser&f=false

A.B. Fraser, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/551862/FRASER,%20A%20B.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Lieutenant Archibald Brydone Fraser, November 1, 1916; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/551862?Archibald%20Brydone%20Fraser.

 

Arthur Follett Paddon (Archibald Brydon Fraser was best man at wedding)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-RC8 : accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur Follett Paddon, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148228-00338.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGL-G4M : accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur F Paddon in household of John A. Paddon, C, Victoria (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000109901.pdf.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-GW2 : accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur Follett Paddon and Edith Charlotte Nickson, 25 Jun 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

A.F. Paddon and Edith Nickson, wedding notice, Vancouver Daily World, June 26, 1908, page 16: “PADDON – NICKSON. The marriage of A. F. Paddon, of the local staff of the Bank of Montreal, and Edith, daughter of Mr. J. J. Nickson, 1270 Melville street, took place on Thursday morning in Christ church. Rev. C. C. Owen officiated. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sister. Miss Lindsay Nickson, while the groom was supported by Mr. A. B. Fraser. After the ceremony s wedding breakfast was served to a number of guests at the home of the bride, and the happy couple then left on honeymoon trip up the coast, after which they will proceed to Winnipeg, where the groom, who was recently in the local branch of the Bank of Montreal, has been transferred.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MTMV : accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur F Paddon in entry for John J Nicklason, 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=19&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+F+Paddon; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940159.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur Paddon, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 13; Census Place: North Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLR-KHQ : accessed 20 August 2015), Follett Paddon, 21 Jan 1923; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, 001601 Pg201, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,976,460.

In re: Jane Haig, deceased, [Newfoundland] NL Genweb; [1922]; http://nl.canadagenweb.org/ct_wills_janehaig.htm: “I appoint John Arthur Paddon of the Town of Regina aforesaid, Manager of the Bank of Montreal, sole executor of this my Will.” [Probate granted to John A. Paddon June 8/22].

The Daily News, Necrology, January 21, 1923; http://ngb.chebucto.org/Newspaper-Obits/news-1923-end-of-year.shtml: “Arthur Follett Paddon, at Toronto.”

John Arthur Paddon, A Collection of Newfoundland Wills, http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/paddon-john-arthur-14-290.shtml; clause 4: “To divide the balance, if any, in two equal shares, one of such shares to be paid to my said son Gerald Montague Paddon, if living, and the other share to be held upon trust for the benefit of my two grandchildren, the children of my deceased son Arthur Follett Paddon late of Vancouver, British Columbia. . . .”

Early Vancouver, Volume Three, By: Major J.S. Matthews, V.D., 2011 Edition (Originally Published 1935); https://archive.org/stream/EarlyVancouverVolume3/MatthewsEarlyVancouverVol3_FullVersionPDF-A_djvu.txt; https://archive.org/stream/EarlyVancouverVolume3/MatthewsEarlyVancouverVol3_FullVersionPDF-A#page/n262/mode/1up/search/paddon; “Children of the late John Joseph Nickson and Mrs. Nickson of Sechelt, B.C., . . . Edith Hilda Charlotte, born Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Widow of late Arthur Follett Paddon; has two children — Edith Frances Jane, John Reginald.”