Fraser, George Valentine (1856-1930)

George Valentine Fraser, Vancouver Province, October 15, 1930, page 1

George Valentine Fraser, Vancouver Province, October 15, 1930, page 1

George Valentine Fraser was a businessman and real estate investor. He lived at 847 Denman Street in 1911.

He was born in Renfrew County, Ontario, on February 14, 1856. His father was Reverend Simon Cumming (or Cuming) Fraser (1809-1889), who was a Presbyterian minister. George’s mother was Jessie McGillivray (who died at McNab, Ontario, in 1860).

George was living with his father in Ontario in 1861 and 1871.

By 1884, George had moved to Manitoba. On August 21, 1884, in Whitehead, Manitoba, he married Leila Cuthbert, who was born about 1860.

Leila died in Brandon, Manitoba, on May 18, 1885.

On January 2, 1889, in Brandon, George married Annie Marie Wastie. She was born on July 26, 1868, in London, Ontario. She was the eldest daughter of Captain Thomas Wastie (1839-1911) and Jane A. Roe (1839-1923).

Thomas Wastie was a government employee, curling enthusiast, and militia man who was active in the fight against Louis Riel in the 1885 Rebellion. Thomas  had been the head of the fire department in London, Ontario. He had also been an engineer on the Victoria, a steamboat that capsized on the Thames River near London, Ontario. Thomas’s own son, Alfred, was one of the 182 confirmed deaths in the disaster.

Thomas and Jane Wastie later moved to San Jose, California. Thomas died in Santa Clara County, California on January 6, 1911. Jane died in San Francisco, California on June 9, 1923.

George and Annie stayed in Brandon until about 1894. Their son, George Lovat Fraser, was born in Brandon on December 13, 1893.

By 1895, George and Annie were in Vancouver. Their son, John, was born in Vancouver on October 18, 1895.

In the 1896 and 1897 Vancouver directories, George was living at 1122 Robson Street.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 130

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 130

He was living at 1248 Haro Street from 1898 to 1902. From 1903 to 1908, he was at 1280 Haro Street.

By 1898, he was the manager of the Klondike Outfitting and Trading Company on Cordova Street.

In 1904, he was in a short-lived real estate and insurance business with Charles Arthur Lett (1850-1923).

In 1905, George and Walter Oliphant Bell (1871-1948) had another real estate business, which lasted about a year.

From 1906 to 1908, George had his own real estate business in Vancouver.

In 1907, he also began to invest in farming and ranching property in the Chilliwack area. By November 1907, he had acquired 82 acres of from Clarissa Purdy (1842-1942), the widow of Captain John Purdy, who died on June 22, 1907. He later bought other property in the area.

For the next few years, the society columns of the Chilliwack Progress followed many of the Fraser family’s comings and goings. Initially, George brought some horses to work on the property. The family spent large amounts their summer time in the area. They invited people from Vancouver to visit them, (including Mr. and Mrs. Finley Robert McDonald Russell, who lived at 1901 Haro Street from 1900 to 1913; and George Stevenson Harrison, whose family lived at 1818 Barclay Street from 1903 to the 1920s.)

Sometimes George and his family would drive on the road from Vancouver to Chilliwack, which could be very challenging, given the road conditions and the difficulties of car maintenance in those days.

Two of the boys, Pat and Jack, went to private school at Corrig College in Victoria.

During the winter, the Frasers sometimes went to California or Hawaii.

Around September 1909, George sold some of his property to Captain P. B. H. Ramsay.

Peter Belhaven (or Bellhaven) Hamilton Ramsay (1864-1952) later married Aileen Cowdry (née Green), the widow of Augustus Nathaniel Cowdry. Further information on Captain Ramsay appears on the page for Roger Henry Carleton Green.

Shortly afterward, George and Annie went on a long tour of Europe, along with their daughters, Mabel, Lorna and Jean. By August 1910, they had returned to British Columbia.

By November 1910, George had sold further property to Mr. and Mrs. John Pollock McConnell of Vancouver. Mr. McConnell was the editor of the British Columbia Saturday Sunset, a Vancouver weekly newspaper.

In 1911, George lived for a short time at 847 Denman Street.

George was a managing director of Fraser Hardware Company, which was at 651 Granville Street. His son, Lisle, was the manager.

In 1911, George moved to a house in Shaughnessy Heights.

By 1914, he was building a house at 3690 Hudson Street.

Heritage Vancouver Building Permits: 1901-1921; http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/ [searched September 5, 2015).

District: Point Grey
Permit: 1536
Owner: Fraser, G. V.
Architect: Honeyman & Curtis
Builder: Hall, Matthew
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 60 Sub: Resub: Lot: 6
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-07-30
Street Number: 3690
Street Name: Hudson Avenue [Street]
Value: $9,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/house;
Reference ID: PG-5800-5801-7

 

George stayed in the Hudson Street house until about 1926.

In 1927, he moved to 1991 Nelson Street in the West End.

George died in Vancouver on October 14, 1930. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Annie died in Vancouver on December 20, 1948. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

George and Leila had one son.

 

Lisle Cuthbert Fraser

Lisle Cuthbert Fraser was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on May 17, 1885.

He became the manager of the Fraser Hardware Company in Vancouver.

On February 15, 1910, in Vancouver, he married Florence Lydia Findley. She was born in San Diego, California, on August 14, 1890. Her father was Frank S. Findley. Her mother was Esther Jane Butler.

Lisle died in Vancouver on July 1, 1937. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Florence died in Vancouver on April 30, 1983.

 

 

George and Annie had the following children.

 

Mabel McGillvray Fraser

Mabel McGillvray Fraser was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on March 27, 1891.

In 1913, the Vancouver Daily World and the Chilliwack Progress announced that Mabel was engaged to Mr. R. Bennett, a Bank of Montreal employee who was the son of Major Bennett. It appears that this marriage did not take place.

On June 2, 1915, in Vancouver, Mabel married Arthur Alexander (1884-1942), a lawyer who lived at 875 Chilco Street in 1915 and 1916, and at 885 Chilco Street from 1920 to 1927.

Arthur died in Vancouver on October 17, 1942.

Mabel died in Vancouver on November 4, 1948.

Further information appears on the page for Arthur Alexander: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-a/alexander-arthur-1884-1942/.

 

Lorna Doone Fraser (or Jessie Lorna Fraser)

Lorna Doone Fraser (or Jessie Lorna Fraser) was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on August 17, 1892.

On April 20, 1927, in Vancouver, she married William Cameron Ross, who was a lawyer. He was born on February 3, 1895, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His father was William Roderick Ross (1869-1928), who was a lawyer and politician. His mother was Leila Young (1869-1915).

William died in Cranbrook, British Columbia, on December 22, 1928. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Lorna died in Vancouver on May 20, 1979.

 

George Lovat Fraser

George Lovat (“Pat”) Fraser was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on December 3, 1893.

He went to school in Vancouver and for at time was a student at Corrig College in Victoria. Later he went to the Univeristy of British Columbia and Osgoode Hall in Toronto, Ontario. He became a member of the British Columbia in 1920, and became a prominent litigation lawyer in Vancouver.

On January 8, 1932, in Vancouver, Pat married Yvonne Dreyfus. She was born in Strasbourg, France on October 3, 1910. Her father was Leon Dreyfus. Her mother was Alice Weil.

Pat was a director of several corporations. He was an active golfer, and a member of the Capilano Golf and Country Club.

Pat died in Palm Springs, California, on March 22, 1952.

Yvonne later married Ralph Shaw. Yvonne died in Vancouver on March 4, 2005.

Pat and Yvonne had two children: Dana (“Pat”) Fraser and Sue Fraser (1933-2005), who married Edmond Levesque.

 

John Dickinson Fraser

John Dickinson(“Jack”) Fraser was born in Vancouver on October 18, 1895.

For a time, he went to private school at Corrig College in Victoria.

He married Vurney Caroline Hepburn. She was born in Albemarle, Bruce County, Ontario, on September 11, 1898. Her father was Andrew Catto Hepburn. Her mother was Annie Eliza Landers.

John worked for the Standard Oil Company.

Vurney died in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 7, 1973.

John died in Victoria on January 28, 1981.

 

Jean Gladys Fraser

Jean Gladys Fraser was born in Vancouver on June 17, 1897.

On June 1, 1927, in Vancouver, she married John Francis (“Frank”) Laidlaw, who was a shipper and stevedore. He was born in Carman, Manitoba, on May 8, 1900. His father was John Calvin Laidlaw. His mother was Susannah Campbell.

Frank continued to work in the stevedoring industry.

Frank died in Vancouver on October 14, 1970.

Jean died in Vancouver on April 19, 1983.

 

Sources

Simon Cumming Fraser (father of George Valentine Fraser)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQWD-LDX : accessed 8 September 2015), S C Fraser, McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, line 32; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1070, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,942; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391952_00549.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43L-HP3 : accessed 8 September 2015), Simon C Fraser, Thorold, Welland, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 8; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9920, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,293; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396293_00316.pdf.

Manitoba Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1889-002262; Simon Cuming Fraser; date of death: June 4, 1889; place of death: Brandon; age at death: 83.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-LSQX : accessed 8 September 2015), Simon Cumming Fraser, 1889; Burial, Brandon, Brandon Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Brandon Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 77073200, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77073200.

 

Jessie McGillivray (mother of George Valentine Fraser)

Bathurst Courier – 1860 – 61, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onlanark/NewspaperClippings/Spencer/BathurstCourier1860_61.htm: “Perth Courier, May 4, 1860 . . .Birth, at McNab, on the 26th April, the wife of Rev. S.C. Fraser, of a son; Died, at McNab on the 27th April, Jessie Fraser, wife of Rev. S.C. Fraser, aged 33(?).”

 

George Valentine Fraser

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQWD-LDJ : accessed 8 September 2015), George Fraser, McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, line 38; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1070, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,942; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391952_00549.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43L-Z2N : accessed 8 September 2015), George Fraser, Thorold, Welland, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9920, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,293; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396293_00316.pdf.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1884-001449; George V. Fraser and Leila Cuthbert; date of marriage: August 21, 1884; place of marriage: Whitehead.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1889-001903; George V. Fraser and Annie M. Master [sic]; date of marriage: January 2, 1889; place of marriage: Brandon.

“City Topics,” Brandon Sun Weekly — January 9, 1889, Page no. 8, http://manitobia.ca/content/en/newspapers/BSN/1889/01/09/8/Ar00800.html/Olive: “Wednesday morning of last week Mr. G.V. Fraser and Miss Wastie were made one. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.C. Fraser, in the Presbyterian church. They left on the morning train for Winnipeg and returned home on Saturday night last. The bride is one of the most popular young ladies of the city, and is known throughout the province as one of the sweetest of vocalists. She is the eldest daughter of Capt. Thos. Wastie of this city, formerly of London, Ont.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Fo to Fz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votefo.htm: “Fraser, George V., 1122 Robson St, Merchant, Van; Fraser, George V., 1122 Robson St, Agent, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-RST : accessed 6 September 2015), George V Fraser, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Local, Chilliwack Progress, Wednesday, August 7, 1907, page 8, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43167947/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser and the two boys left on Saturday for their home in Vancouver. Mrs. Fraser and daughters went down on Friday.”

“Purchased Farm,” Chilliwack Progress, November 6, 1907, page 2, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43168175/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser, of Vancouver, purchased the Capt. Purdy property consisting of 82 acres from Mrs. Purdy on Saturday morning. Mr. Fraser will be remembered as having been a visitor at the Harrison House last summer with his estimable family for a couple of months and was so delighted with the Valley, its climate and its people that he is buying this pretty property at Cheam for a summer home. He will engage a married man to run and make the farm pay him a proper dividend. Mrs. Fraser and the family are at present wintering in California and revelling in roses and oranges.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, November 13, 1907, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43168215/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mrs. Purdy, of Cheam, has sold her farm to Geo. V. Fraser, of Vancouver, who will make his home there.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, November 20, 1907, page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43168237/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser, of Vancouver, was a visitor in the Valley for a few days last week. He is making arrangements for the working of working of the new farm he purchased from Mrs. Purdy.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, April 15, 1908, page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43168968/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser arrived on Monday evening by the steamer Beaver with a couple of horses. His family will follow in a few days to spend the summer at “Loveall [sic: Lovat] Lodge,” Cheam.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, September 23, 1908, page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43169913/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. F.R. McD. Russell, of Vancouver, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fraser, Lovat Lodge.”

“Notice,” Chilliwack Progress, January 13, 1909, page 5; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187717/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Any person or persons shooting or trespassing on the property known as Lovat Lodge, Cheam, or on the adjoining property, on the East side, known as part lot 377, will be prosecuted. Geo. V. Fraser. Nov. 3, 1908.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, January 20, 1909, page 3; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187723/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser and their daughter Miss Mabel, of Cheam, are spending the winter in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, March 17, 1909, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187777/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser and Miss Mabel Fraser returned to Vancouver on Tuesday on the S.S. Makura from a trip to Honolulu. They will move to “Lavot [sic] Lodge,” Cheam, as soon as the warm days of summer arrive.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, June 30, 1909, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187901/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Pat and Jack Fraser arrived Saturday from Corrig College, Victoria, and will spend the summer vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser, at Lorat [sic: Lovat] Lodge, Cheam.”

Catalogue of Corrig School, Victoria, B.C.: an English and classical boarding school for boys., http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=2664.

Corrig College, Victoria, British Columbia: [prospectus]; 1894; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_14817#page/n5/mode/1up.

Local, Chilliwack Progress, June 30, 1909, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187901/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. S. Harrison, manager of the Merchants Bank, Vancouver, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser, at Lovat Lodge, Cheam.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, July 21, 1909, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187925/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser of Cheam purchased a large Winton motor car from Mr. Roberts of Vancouver this week.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, August 4, 1909, page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187940/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser has sold sixty acres of his fine ranch at Cheam to Capt. Ramsay of Brandon, Man. That portion of his place sold is that which he purchased from W. Fettes less than a year ago and is one of the prettiest places in the valley.”

“Other Days in Chilliwack,” [August 4, 1909], Chilliwack Progress, August 2, 1939, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43169095/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “George V. Fraser has sold sixty acres of his fine ranch at Cheam to Captain Ramsay, Brandon, Man.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, August 18, 1909, page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187958/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser of Cheam has purchase from St. Thomas Church the small parcel of land situated in the bend of Hope Slough, on the Yale Road, opposite Mr. Procter’s place. Mr. Fraser intends clearing the ground up and building a bungalow upon it in the near future.”

“From Our Early Files,” [September 15, 1909], Chilliwack Progress, September 13, 1939, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43169347/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22 : “Captain and Mrs. Ramsay, Summerland, will take up residence at Cheam, on part of the George V. Fraser place.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, September 15, 1909, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187993/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mrs. Ramsay and daughter arrived from Summerland last week and have joined Capt. Ramsay at Cheam. Capt. Ramsay has purchased part of the Geo. V. Fraser ranch and has leased “Lovat Lodge” from the Frasers.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, July 6, 1910, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188340/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Jack and Pat Fraser have returned from Victoria where they were attending Corrig College, and are staying at the Harrison House. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser and three daughters, who have been abroad since September, will join them here some time this month.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, August 10, 1910, page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188410/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fraser and Mr. and Mrs. McD. Russel, of Vancouver, came over the Westminster Road in a motor car on Saturday last, arriving in this city in time for dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Fraser, who have been touring the European continent the past year, are looking exceeding well and apparently have been much benefitted in health thereby. Their three charming daughters, Misses Mabel, Lorna and Jean, who were also in Europe, came up on Monday, and their many friends here are very delighted to again welcome them to the valley and to their homes.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, August 17, 1910, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43169509/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser and Mrs. McD. Russell, of Vancouver, and Mrs. P. B. H. Ramsay, of Cheam, drove up to Hope from this city and spent a couple of days rusticating in that resort. . . .” [Further information on Peter Bellhaven Ramsay appears on the page for Roger Henry Carleton Green, (1843-1924); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-g/green-roger-henry-carleton-1843-1924/.]

Local, Chilliwack Progress, November 9, 1910, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188649/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “George V. Fraser, of Vancouver, was visiting friends in the valley a couple of days last week. He has disposed of his property at Cheam to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. McConnell, of Vancouver, retaining a small portion to identify himself with the interests of the valley. The Frasers were a very desirable family to have in the valley, and all are sorry to hear of their quitting it. They will make it their home a good portion of the summer, believing it to be the most desirable spot in Canada to live in during that season.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, November16, 1910, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188665/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “H.H. Gervan has purchased the Geo. V. Fraser property on the Vedder river. The property consists of over seventy acres and is fast growing into valuable land. It is adjoining the B.C.E.R. Mr.Gervan has also become the possessor by purchase of a smaller plot near Cheam. These properties with what he before held place Alberman Gervan in the front ranks with the big land owners.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, November16, 1910, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188665/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser, of Vancouver, has purchased, through Cawley and Cruickshank, real estate agents, the H. Munt property in East Chilliwack.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, December 7, 1910, page 7; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188720/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “George V. Fraser and his son Pat came up from Vancouver on Friday and returned on Saturday. They took home with them Mr. Fraser’s fine string of saddle horses, which have been on pasture in the valley the past summer.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, December 7, 1910, page 8; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188722/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Jn. P. McConnell, of the Saturday Sunset newspaper of Vancouver, was a visitor in the city Friday and Saturday. Mr. McConnell has purchased the old Captain Purdy ranch at Cheam from George V. Fraser, and intends moving to the valley about the first of the New Year to take possession. It is Mr. McConnell’s intention to make Chilliwack his home. . . .”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, December 28, 1910, Page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188774/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “George V. Fraser came up from Vancouver on Wednesday and spent a couple of days in the valley with friends. The many friends of the Frasers will be sorry to hear that Mrs. Fraser has been unwell and suffering from a severe cold.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, January 11, 1911, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43149211/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “George V. Fraser, of Vancouver was in the city Thursday. Mr. Fraser was here to look after some stock he has in the valley and to transfer his interest in the farm at Cheam, which he sold to John P. McConnell, of Vancouver. Mr. McConnell took possession of his new ranch at the beginning of this year and has already shipped some fine stock up from the coast.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKD1 : accessed 6 September 2015), George Frasor, 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=63662&highlight=20&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Fraser

Chilliwack Progress, Wednesday, June 7, 1911, Page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43150120/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser, of Vancouver, were in the valley last week, removing the reminder of their furniture from their old home, “Lovat Lodge,” to their new one in Vancouver.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, June 27, 1911, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fraser expect to move to their new residence at Shaughnessy Heights in about two weeks’ time.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, October 18, 1911, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43151512/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser and sons Pat and Jack are guests at the Harrison House from Vancouver.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, July 17, 1912, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43154544/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Geo. V. Fraser, and his daughter, Miss Lorna, and sons Pat and Jack, came up from Vancouver on Wednesday, and spent several days visiting friends in the valley. The remainder of the family intended coming also, but were prevented, owing to the illness of the youngest daughter, Miss Jean, who has had a nervous breakdown.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, January 14, 1914, page 3, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43152749/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. Geo. V. Fraser of Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, was in the Valley this week.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL28-2DM : accessed 30 August 2015), George Valentine Fraser, 14 Oct 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13139, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,854.

George V. Fraser, death notice, Chilliwack Progress, October 23, 1930, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43939627/?terms=george%2Bvalentine%2Bfraser: “George Valentine Fraser, 74, pioneer business man of Vancouver, and formerly of Chilliwack, died Tuesday night of last week at his home, 1991 Nelson street, Vancouver. The funeral took place in Vancouver. . Mr. Fraser is survived by his wife, three Sons, Lisle, John D. and G. L., and three daughters, Mrs. A. Alexander, Mrs. Wm. Ross and Mrs. Frank Laidlaw.”

“George V. Fraser,” Vancouver Province, October 15, 1930, page 1 (includes photograph of George V. Fraser): “George Valentine Fraser, aged 74, pioneer Vancouver busies man, who as well known for his active interest in community affairs, died Tuesday night at his home, 1991 Nelson street. His three sons, Lisle Fraser, John D. and G.L. Fraser, are also widely known here.

Son of Rev. Simon C. Fraser of Inverness, Scotland, the deceased was born in Ontario. He came to the Coast more than a decade ago and retired some years as a merchant in Vancouver.

He was one of the first members of Shaughnessy Golf Club when it was formed twenty years ago, and was recently honored with a life membership in the organization.

Besides his three sons, the deceased is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. A. Alexander, Mrs. William Ross and Mrs. Frank Laidlaw. Mrs. Ross has for some time been prominent in city tennis tournaments and holds several trophies.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. E.D. McLaren, D.D., and Rev. P.T. Pilkey officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.”

George Valentine Fraser, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 15, 1930, page 25: “Fraser—Passed peacefully away at his residence, 1991 Nelson St., Tuesday, October 14, 1930, George Valentine Fraser, in his 74th year. He leaves, besides his loving wife, three sons and three daughters, Lisle, Pat and Jack; Mrs. A. Alexander, Mrs. William Ross, Mrs. Frank Laidlaw; two brothers, A.C. Fraser, Brandon Manitoba; Dr. M.S. Fraser, Winnipeg, Manitoba; one sister, Miss Annie Grace Fraser, Brandon, Manitoba, to mourn his passing. Funeral service will be held at St. John’s United Church, corner Comox and Broughton Sts., Thursday, October 16, at 2 o’clock. Rev. P.T. Pilkey, assisted by Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren, will officiate. Interment family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna funeral directors. Brandon, Manitoba, papers please copy.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3Z4N : accessed 6 September 2015), George Valentine Fraser, 1930; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304536, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304536.

 

Leila Cuthbert (wife of George Valentine Fraser)

Manitoba Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1885-001284; Leila Cuthbert Fraser; date of death: May 18, 1885; place of death: Brandon; age at death: 25.

Leila Cuthbert Fraser, death notice, Brandon Sun Weekly, May 21, 1885, page 5; http://manitobia.ca/content/en/newspapers/BSN/1885/05/21/5/Ar00527.html/Olive; “Death. Fraser—In this city, on the 18th inst., Leila Cuthbert, beloved wife of Geo. V. Fraser, Esq., age 25 years and 1 month. Arnprior Chronicle please copy.”

 

Annie Marie Wastie (wife of George Valentine Fraser)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-6T2 : accessed 5 September 2015), Ann Maria Wastie in household of Jane A Wastie, Ward 01, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 8; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677.

Local, Chilliwack Progress, September 9, 1908, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43169840/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mrs. George V. Fraser left with two of her daughters, Misses Lorna and Jean, for Vancouver on Monday where the latter are going to attend Crofton House School.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, November 4, 1908, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43170164/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser, Miss Mabel Fraser and Pat and Jack Fraser, of Cheam, left on Wednesday for Vancouver. Mrs. Fraser and Miss Fraser will visit there and in Victoria for some weeks, while the brothers remain the winter in a boys’ school in Victoria.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPK-75C : accessed 5 September 2015), Annie Marie Fraser, 20 Dec 1948; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13199, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,569.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3Z76 : accessed 8 September 2015), Anne Marie Fraser, 1948; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304535, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304535.

 

Thomas Wastie (father of Annie Marie Wastie)

The Streets of San Jose, Thomas Wastie, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=san_jose&id=I159

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-6TL : accessed 5 September 2015), Thomas Wastie in household of Jane A Wastie, Ward 01, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396677_00123.pdf.

Firemen’s Supper: London Fire Department “At Home,” London, Ontario, Daily Advertiser, April 2, 1874, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KlEBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gikDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5544%2C3119021 [link leads to the left of this article.]: “The efficient Fire Department of our city celebrated the first anniversary of its organization under the paid system at the Central Fire Hall, King street, last night. . . The new order of things is without a doubt a great improvement upon the old. Its bringing about is due in no small degree to the thoughtfulness, tact and perseverance of the chief of the department, Mr. Thomas Wastie.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-85Z : accessed 5 September 2015), Thomas Wastic, Ward 2, London (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,906; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008200851.pdf.

Victoria (Steamboat), capsized, 24 May 1881, Maritime History of the Great Lakes, http://images.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/59596/data. Includes detailed description of the disaster. Alfred Wastie, aged fifteen, son of Thomas Wastie, was among those who were killed.

The Sinking Of The Victoria, John M. Milner, http://www.victoria-park.com/the-sinking-of-the-victoria/

The Steamer Victoria, The Dominion Annual Register and Review edited by Henry James Morgan, Journal of Remarkable Occurrences – 1881, pages 261-263; https://books.google.ca/books?id=vCoOxEINLoUC&pg=PA261&dq=%E2%80%9CThe+steamer+Victoria,+Capt.+D.+Rankin,+from+London+to+Springbank,+a+place+of+popular+resort%E2%80%9D&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAGoVChMIta7s9tPgxwIVWFmICh3cLQXX#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CThe%20steamer%20Victoria%2C%20Capt.%20D.%20Rankin%2C%20from%20London%20to%20Springbank%2C%20a%20place%20of%20popular%20resort%E2%80%9D&f=false.

Heritage Brandon, People: W: http://heritagebrandon.ca/heritage/built-heritage/14-glossary/26-glossary-a-52: Wastie, Thomas: Thomas Wastie was a government employee and a militia man who fought against Louis Riel in the 1885 Rebellion. He was the first tenant to occupy the revenue house at 262 13th St. The first owner of this house was an absentee landlord, John McBurnie, who was a gentleman lace merchant living in Montreal.

MHS Historical Features: A Short History of Brandon Railways; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/brandonrailways/index.shtml: 1881: “The first telegram was sent from Brandon to the Winnipeg Free Press by Thomas Wastie on the evening of 9 October.”

The Wheat City: A Pictorial History of Brandon, by Fred McGuinness, Western Producer Prairie Books Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1988, page 96, http://manitobia.ca/resources/books/local_histories/082.pdf: “The first curling match in Brandon was played on January 16, 1884, with Captain Thomas Wastie against Judge D. W. Walker. They played their last end with the aid of hand-held lamps, and Wastie won, thirteen to eight.”

Brandon: A City: 1881 -1961, by G. F. Barker; Published by G. F. Barker; Printed by D. W. Friesen & Sons Ltd.; Altona, Manitoba, 1977, page 7; http://manitobia.ca/resources/books/local_histories/003.pdf: “Then, County Councils having been abolished, came recommendations of the late agency’s secretary-treasurer and High Constable, John Wetheral and Archibald McMillan respectively, for approximate posts with the Western Judicial District.” Alderman C. A. Larkin resigned – a step taken simultaneously by Thomas Wastie and T. S. Powers of the lately-formed fire brigade whose members (a council committee reported soon afterward) needed reinforcing.”

Brandon and the Saskatchewan Rebellion, by MacDonald Coleman, Manitoba Pageant, April 1958, Volume 3, Number 3; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/pageant/03/brandonrebellion.shtml; “Although the city of Brandon was many hundreds of miles from the scenes of battle in the Saskatchewan Rebellion of 1885 the events there exerted a powerful influence on the Wheat City. In February of 1885 the news reached the city by telegraph that Indians and half breeds had massacred a number of white people at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. Brandon immediately organized a home guard and, in the weeks that followed, as its residents slept at night they knew that armed men were patrolling the streets ready for any emergency. . . .There seemed some reason for the fear and panic that prevailed in Brandon. In April of 1885 word reached the city that Louis Riel was sending a spy to Oak Lake, just thirty miles away, to urge the Indians there to rise in revolt. Captain Wastie, of Brandon’s own company of soldiers, rushed out to Oak Lake to forestall any such move or at least to observe events.”

Telegraph, Thomas Wastie, Brandon to J.M. Egan re confine organization of company at Brandon to employees; Date of Creation: 1885-03-28, http://saskhistoryonline.ca/islandora/object/glenbow%3A32753

“Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, January 20, 1898, page 8; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18980120uvic/18980120#page/n7/mode/1up; http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2021/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist%20%20%201898/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist%201898%20(156).pdf: “A.G. McKenney, of the Gutta Percha and Rubber Manufacturing Company, of Toronto, and Thomas Wastie, of San Jose, Cal., were yesterday the guests of Fire Chief Thomas Deasy.”

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GV-H6F : accessed 5 September 2015), Thomas Wastie, San Jose Township San Jose city Ward 4, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,111.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-JXF4 : accessed 5 September 2015), Thomas Wastie, 06 Jan 1911; citing 3079, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3M-G2WF : accessed 5 September 2015), Thomas Wastie, died 1911; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

 

Jane A. Roe (mother of Annie Marie Wastie)

The Streets of San Jose, Jane M. Roe, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=san_jose&id=I160

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-6TK : accessed 5 September 2015), Jane A Wastie, Ward 01, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-JXF7 : accessed 5 September 2015), Jane A Wastie, 09 Jun 1923; citing 28276, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3M-G2WN : accessed 5 September 2015), Jane Ann Wastie, died 09 Jun 1923; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

 

Alfred Wastie (son of Thomas Wastie)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-PX9 : accessed 5 September 2015), Alfred V Wastie, Ward 01, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD1Q-7ZN : accessed 5 September 2015), Alfred Wastie, 24 May 1881; citing London, Middlesex, Ontario, yr 1881 cn 11338, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,233.

 

Edward Blake Wastie (son of Thomas Wastie)

The Streets of San Jose, Edward Blake Wastie, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=san_jose&id=I158.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GV-H6J : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward B Wastie in household of Thomas Wastie, San Jose Township San Jose city Ward 4, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,111.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ3X-JCJ : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward Blake Wastie and Mary Kathryne Stweart, 14 Feb 1905; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,468,517.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8D6-H21 : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward Blake Wastie and Mary Catharine Stewart, 14 Feb 1905; citing Santa Clara, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,302,029.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVT-328 : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward B Wastie, 1917-1918; citing Sacramento County no 1, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,531,280.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWM-1XX : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward Wastie in household of Thomas Schade, Sacramento Assembly District 14, Sacramento, California, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,126.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-JXFQ : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward B Wastie, 23 Oct 1927; citing 48115, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3M-G2WJ : accessed 5 September 2015), Edward Blake Wastie, died 23 Oct 1927; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

 

Lisle Cuthbert Fraser (son of George Valentine Fraser)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1885-004315; Liste [sic] Cuthbert Fraser; date of birth: May 17, 1885; place of birth: Brandon; mother: Leila Cuthbert.

Local, Chilliwack Progress, August 11, 1909, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43187951/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Lyle [sic] Fraser, proprietor of the Fraser Hardware Co. of Vancouver, was visiting his father, Geo. V. Fraser, at Cheam last week.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZF-1BH : accessed 5 September 2015), Lisle Cuthbert Fraser and Florence Lydia Findley, 15 Feb 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-HQC : accessed 30 August 2015), Lisle Culbert Fraser, 01 Jul 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13160, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,193.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3ZZC : accessed 8 September 2015), Lisle Culbert Fraser, 1937; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26283599, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26283599.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ1-44X : accessed 8 September 2015), Frank S Findley, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0056, sheet 14A, family 402, line 14, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 134; FHL microfilm 2,339,869.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-1YXN : accessed 8 September 2015), Frank S Findley, 15 Feb 1936; citing 9124, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-2SG5 : accessed 8 September 2015), Frank S Findley, 1936; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 90870926, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90870926.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CC-XN4 : accessed 8 September 2015), Jane Findley, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-95, sheet 3B, family 89, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 393.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-2SGR : accessed 8 September 2015), Jane Findley, 1941; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 90870925, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90870925.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-CKC : accessed 8 September 2015), Florence Fraser, 30 Apr 1983; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13630, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,073,147.

 

Mabel McGillvray Fraser (daughter of George Valentine Fraser)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1892-001250; Annie Mabel McGillwray [sic] Fraser; date of birth: March 27, 1891; place of birth: Brandon; Mother: Annie Fraser.

Vancouver Daily World, January 11, 1913, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. George V. Fraser, of Shaughnessy Heights, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Mabel, to Mr. R. Bennett, of the Bank of Montreal, Chilliwack. Mr. Bennet is the second son of Major Bennett, Toronto.”

Local, Chilliwack Progress, Wednesday, January 15, 1913, , page 4, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43149281/?terms=%22geo.%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Fraser, of Shaughnessy Heights, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Mabel, to Mr. R. Bennett, of the Bank of Montreal, Chilliwack, who is second son of Major Bennett, Toronto.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-4MM : accessed 5 September 2015), Arthur Alexander and Mabel Mcgillvray Fraser, 02 Jun 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

Arthur Alexander was a lawyer. He lived at 875 Chilco Street in 1915 and 1916. He was at 885 Chilco Street from 1920 to 1927. See Alexander, Arthur (1884-1942): https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-a/alexander-arthur-1884-1942/

Mabel McGillivray Alexander, death notice, Chilliwack Progress, November 7, 1945, page 7, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43340995/?terms=%22g%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Mrs. Mabel McGillivray Alexander, 1535 12th avenue west, Vancouver, passed away in that city Sunday in her 54th year. Mrs. Alexander is survived by her mother, Mrs. G.V. Fraser; two daughters, Mrs. William Fraser, Miss Joan Alexander; one son, Ian Alexander; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lorna Ross, Mrs. Frank Laidlaw, and two brothers, G.L. Fraser KC, and Jack Fraser, all of Vancouver. Funeral services were held in Vancouver yesterday afternoon. The late Mrs. Alexander was a resident in Chilliwack 35 years ago. The late G.V. Fraser and Mrs. Fraser lived here for some years.”

 

Lorna Doone Fraser [or Jessie Lorna Fraser] (daughter of George Valentine Fraser)

Manitoba Births; Registration Number: 1892-001251; Jessie Loona [sic] Fraser; date of birth: August 17, 1892; place of birth: Brandon; mother: Annie Fraser.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3LKY : accessed 5 September 2015), William Cameron Ross in entry for William Roderick Ross, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-ZX1 : accessed 5 September 2015), William Cameron Ross and Lorna Doone Fraser, 20 Apr 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

William Roderick Ross, Wikipedia article,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Roderick_Ross

William Roderick Ross, Northern Who’s Who, 1916, page 709, (includes photograph of William Roderick Ross); https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/709/mode/1up.

William Roderick Ross, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 4, pages 1121-1122; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/1121/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/1122/mode/1up.

The Honourable William Roderick Ross, K.C., [photograph]; British Columbia Archives, Item A-01748; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/honourable-william-roderick-ross-k-c.

The Honourable William Roderick Ross, K.C., [photograph]; British Columbia Archives, Item A-01747; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/honourable-william-roderick-ross-k-c-5

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGD-MD3 : accessed 8 September 2015), William Roderick Ross, 04 Feb 1928; citing Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13135, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,635.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2W-32H : accessed 8 September 2015), Leila Ross, 27 Nov 1915; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13083, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,293.

Leila Ross, death notice, Victoria Times, November 27, 1915, page 15; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28092-12859-20?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-4T5:284757501: “Ross—On November 27, 1915, at the residence, 1385 Fairfield road, Victoria, Leila Ross, wife of William R. Ross, minister of lands. Funeral service at Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, November 29, at 2.30 p.m. Interment at Ross Bay cemetery. No flowers, by request.”

“Many Attend Funeral; Mortal Remains of Mrs. W.R. Ross Laid to Rest at Ross Bay Cemetery,” Victoria Times, November 29, 1915, page 13; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28092-12880-24?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-4T5:284757501: “Representatives of all classes of the community were present at the funeral services held at 2.30 this afternoon at Christ Church cathedral for the late Mrs. Leila Ross, wife of the Hon. W. R. Ross, minister of lands. The government was representated by members of the cabinet and others, while the city and patriotic and other organizations sent representatives also. The main part of the cathedral was well filled. The Very Rev. the Dean of Columbia conducted the service which took place fifteen minutes after the cortege left the B.C. Funeral parlors. The choir was present, and sang the two hymns, ‘’ and ‘On the Resurrection Morning.’ Instead of the Dead March the organist, Mr. Watson, played ‘O Rest in the Lord.’”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGD-9MH : accessed 8 September 2015), William Cameron Ross, 22 Dec 1928; citing Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13135, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,635.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-763M : accessed 8 September 2015), William C. Ross, 1928; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304538, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304538.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1M-25B : accessed 5 September 2015), Lorna Doone Ross, 20 May 1979; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13595, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,230.

 

George Lovat Fraser (son of George Valentine Fraser)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1894-005197; George Lovat Fraser; date of birth: December 3, 1893; place of birth: Brandon; mother: Annie Maria Wastie.

Local, Chilliwack Progress, October 18, 1911, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43151512/?terms=%22george%2Bv%2Bfraser%22: “Pat Fraser, son of George V. Fraser, Vancouver, broke his arm accidentally in cranking up one of his father’s motor cars.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8B-MJV : accessed 5 September 2015), George Lovat Fraser and Yvonne Dreyfus, 08 Jan 1932; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13763, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,135,982.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGYX-6Y3 : accessed 5 September 2015), Glen Lovat Fraser, 22 Mar 1952; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Noted City Lawyer, G.L. ‘Pat’ Fraser Dies; Member of Well-Known Family Had Distinguished Career,” Vancouver Province, March 22, 1952, page 23 (includes photograph of G.L. “Pat” Fraser):

“G.L. “Pat” Fraser, Q.C., 58, prominent city barrister and member of one of Vancouver’s best known families, died at Palm Springs, Calif., early this morning.

Mr. Fraser left for the resort on Tuesday immediately after he concluded his leading part as a senior defence counsel as [sic] the bookmaking conspiracy trial here. His last professional act was a brilliant defence of the defendants, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cook.

Closes associates of Mr. Fraser said he was not feeling well during the latter part of the month long trial. He left for a rest without waiting for the judge’s summing up or the jury’s verdict.

Mrs. Fraser, the former Yvonne Dreyfus of Vancouver, was with him when he died shortly after 1 a.m. today.

Born in Brandon, Man., son of the late George v. and Annie M. Fraser, he was educated in Vancouver public and high schools and the University of B.C. He completed his law studies at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, and was called to the B.C. bar in 1920.

He became a director of several large corporations, including Vancouver Properties Ltd.; B.C. Turf and Country Club Ltd.; Harrison Hot Springs Hotel Ltd.; Bayonne Gold Mines Ltd.

Mr. Fraser was a prominent golfer, and a member of Capilano Golf and Country Club. Newspaper files show that he twice executed a hole-in-one here.

His court room appearances have been less frequent in recent years, but his prominent role in the bookmaking conspiracy trial showed that his well-known cross-examination technique lost none of its dogged persistence.

He was crown prosecutor at the assizes in 1935, and appointed a K.C. in March, 1941.

In 1937, Mr. Fraser was in partnership with Attorney-General Gordon Wismer. His partners since 1945 have been Paul Paine and W. Kemp Edmonds.

Mr. and Mrs. Fraser lived at 2114 Southwest Marine Drive.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Dana, and a daughter, Sue. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lorna Ross and Mrs. Frank Laidlaw, and one brother, J.D. Fraser. All live in Vancouver.

Funeral announcement will be made later.”

“’Pat’ Fraser Rites Held,” Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1952, page 9: “Dean Cecil Swanson officiated Wednesday at the funeral in Christ Church Cathedral of G. L. “Pat” Fraser, prominent Vancouver lawyer who died in Palm Springs, Cal.

Cremation followed the service.

Active pallbearers were Norman Whittall, Dr. Taylor Henry, Dr. Alex T. Johnston, Jack McIntosh, William Brooks and S.P. Cromie.

Honorary pallbearers were Chief Justice Wendell B. Farris, Leonard Boultbee, W.G. MacKense, F.J. Bossons, A. White and H. Hamilton.”

 

Yvonne Fraser Shaw (Dreyfus) (wife of George Lovat Fraser)

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CANADA-OBITS/2005-03/1110389214

Shaw, Yvonne Fraser (nee Dreyfus), born in Strasbourg, France on October 3, 1910, passed away March 4, 2005, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Ralph Shaw and her daughter Sue Levesque. Yvonne was raised in Manila and moved with her family to Vancouver as a teenager. She was a woman of the world who traveled extensively and generously opened her home entertaining friends, prominent people and always family. Her love of life included, dancing, the arts, golf, bridge, good food and fast cars. She worked extensively for the war effort and the Junior League and had been currently contributing to The BC Lung Assoc., TB Vets, United Way, Arthritis Society, Parkinson’s Society, BC Lung Assoc., Cancer Research Society, VGH and UBC Hospital Foundations, Alzheimers Society, YWCA, Canadian Cancer Society, MS Society of Can., Can. Diabetes Assoc., CNIB, Heart & Stroke Found., Van. Art Gallery, Van. Symphony, Van. Food Bank, BC Children’s Hospital Fund, and the Red Cross. Above all she will be remembered for her dedication and unwavering support of family and her many friends. She leaves behind her son, Dana Fraser (Pat), son-in-law Edmond Levesque, stepchildren, Brita, Jenny-Lou, Ralph (Marie), grandchildren, Tom (Maralee), Brenda, Cindy (Steve), Lynda (Dave), Susie (John), Mike, Michele, Robert, Lucy; great-grandchildren, Paul, Roger, Tom, Teddy, Katie, Shannon, Chad, Jake and extended family, Margaret, Richard (Joan) and Bob. Memorial to be held Saturday, March 12, 2005. All friends welcome. Published in the Vancouver Sun from 3/8/2005 – 3/9/2005.

Levesque, Sue, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CANADA-OBITS/2005-02/1108064718: Published in the Vancouver Sun from 2/9/2005 – 2/10/2005: “Levesque– Sue (nee Fraser) passed away peacefully Monday morning February 7, 2005 at her residence in Qualicum with her loving husband Edmond by her side. Sue was born in Vancouver on March 18, 1933 and lived on Vancouver Island most of her life. She will be sadly missed by her husband Ed Levesque; mother Yvonne Shaw; brother Dana (Pat) Fraser; son Tom (Maralee) Larsen; daughter Brenda Larsen; daughter Cindy (Steve) Ladner; stepson Pierre (Delphine) Levesque; grandchildren Paul, Roger and Tom Ladner, Ted and Katie Larsen, Daniel and Jeffrey Levesque as well as her many good friends. Sue loved her husband Edmond very much and the family is so appreciative of Edmond’s love and commitment to Sue. Sue had a wonderful love of life including music, books, birds and people. She was loving and compassionate to all her family and friends even though she suffered much physical pain in her last years. A Celebration of life in honor of Sue will be held at St. Edmunds Anglican Church in Parksville on February 12, Saturday 10:30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Schizophrenia Society. Rest in peace Sue.”

 

John Dickinson Fraser (son of George Valentine Fraser)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1895-09-117730; John D. Fraser; place of birth: October 18, 1895; place of birth: Vancouver.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ1W-KSS : accessed 5 September 2015), Vernie Caroline Hepburn, 1898.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2D-HHZ : accessed 5 September 2015), Vurney C Hepburn in household of Andrew C Hepburn, E, Bruce (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVZ-MFS : accessed 5 September 2015), Vernie Hepburn in household of Andrew Hepburn, 36, Alberta, Alberta, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-54GK : accessed 5 September 2015), Vurney C Hepburn in entry for Annie Hepburn, 1911; citing Census, Victoria Sub-Districts 1-51, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,657.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5Y-THW : accessed 5 September 2015), Varney Caroline Hepburn in household of Andrew Catrew Hepburn, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 15, line 4; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,970.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF6C-YRJ : accessed 5 September 2015), Vurney Hepburn, 1921; citing Immigration, Eastport, Idaho, United States, NARA microfilm publication A3460 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-NHY : accessed 5 September 2015), Vurney Hepburn, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,052.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5X-W6H : accessed 5 September 2015), John Dickison Fraser in household of Percy Frazer, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 3, line 30; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-NHY : accessed 5 September 2015), Vurney Hepburn, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,052.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMS-9B4 : accessed 5 September 2015), John Dickison Fraser, 28 Jan 1981; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13609, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,485.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-ZVX : accessed 5 September 2015), Vurney Caroline Fraser, 07 Jun 1973; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13325, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,138.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2FQ-X2Y : accessed 8 September 2015), Lola Mary Hepburn, 05 Oct 1904; citing Ontario, 05 Oct 1904, reference 932; FHL microfilm 2,210,619. (sister of Vurney Caroline Hepburn).

 

Jean Gladys Fraser (daughter of George Valentine Fraser)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-3CM : accessed 30 August 2015), John Francis Laidlaw and Jean Fraser, 01 Jun 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV5-2RN : accessed 9 September 2015), John F Laidlaw in household of John C Laidlaw, J, Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=63291&highlight=11&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+F+Laidlaw.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-S65L : accessed 9 September 2015), John F Laidlaw in entry for John C Laidlaw, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63339&highlight=31&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+F+Laidlaw.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYV-62G : accessed 9 September 2015), John Francis Laidlaw, 14 Oct 1970; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13306, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,034,214.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-9R3 : accessed 9 September 2015), John Francis Laidlaw in household of Jean Gladys Laidlaw, 19 Apr 1983; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13629, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,073,146.

 

Alexander C. Fraser (brother of George Valentine Fraser)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNP-PQ5 : accessed 8 September 2015), Alexander C Fraser and Mary Jane Bell, 22 Oct 1879; citing registration , Pinkerton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,654.

 

May Mary Fraser (sister of George Valentine Fraser)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJV-DJS : accessed 8 September 2015), John B Ridd and May Mary Hill, 23 Jul 1884; citing registration , Harriston, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,801.

 

Charles Arthur Lett (real estate and insurance agent)

Charles Arthur Lett, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 239; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643233

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MS8 : accessed 8 September 2015), Charles A Letts, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-C68 : accessed 8 September 2015), Charles Arthur Lett, 20 Feb 1923; citing Grace Harbor, 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-QCD4 : accessed 8 September 2015), Charles Lett, 1923; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262574, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262574.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-4QL : accessed 8 September 2015), Mary Stewart Lett, 11 Nov 1942; citing Gambier Harbor, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13177, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,637.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QCX6 : accessed 8 September 2015), Mary Stewart Lett, 1942; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302747, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302747.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-1T2 : accessed 8 September 2015), Charles Arthur Lett and Annie Isabelle Wilson, 27 Nov 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBK-BKS : accessed 8 September 2015), Charles Arthur Lett, 10 Jul 1974; citing Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13334, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,338.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-PWD : accessed 8 September 2015), Charles Arthur Lett in household of Charles Edward Gould Smyth and Dulcibella Lett, 30 Sep 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

 

Walter Oliphant Bell (real estate agent and stock broker)

Edmund Bell 1841-1917, http://www.kroad.com/heritage/baptist-the-architect: “For several years he resided in Birkenhead and represented Birkenhead and Northcote on the Auckland Harbour Board. In 1870 at Toronto, Canada, he had married Miss Jessie Oliphant, daughter of Mr. Walter Oliphant, formerly of Edinburgh, Scotland. . . . Following the death of their son Edmund Herbert Bell in 1899 the Bells returned to Vancouver in 1901. . . .Jessie Bell died in Vancouver in May 1911, having expressed a wish to be buried with her children. Edmund brought her remains home to Auckland. Edmund returned to Vancouver but fell ill during a visit to Auckland in 1917. The funeral took place at the Baptist Tabernacle on the 2nd of July 1917. He was interred with the rest of the family at Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland. Their surviving son Walter Oliphant Bell joined them in 1948. . . . BELL Walter Oliphant, 23.11.1948, Plot 2/4”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLG-HDS : accessed 8 September 2015), Walter Oliphant Bell, 1871.

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“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LSK : accessed 8 September 2015), W O Bell, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKR-7XN : accessed 8 September 2015), Bertha Louisa Bell, 01 Nov 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13192, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,424.

New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1964; Birth, Marriage & Death; Name: Walter Oliphant Bell; Death: dd mm 1948 – city, Auckland; Ancestry.com

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB1-PM9 : accessed 8 September 2015), Bernard Edmund Bell, 07 Jan 1979; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13592, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,227.

 

Captain John Purdy and Clarissa Purdy (owners of rural property in Chilliwack area)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-D76 : accessed 8 September 2015), John Purdy, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-D7X : accessed 8 September 2015), Clarissa Purdy, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-GD6 : accessed 8 September 2015), John Purdy, A, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGZ-7YW : accessed 8 September 2015), John Purdy, 22 Jun 1907; citing Chilliwhack, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13090, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,118.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-9148 : accessed 8 September 2015), Capt John Purdy, 1907; Burial, Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Chilliwack Cemeteries; citing record ID 126721290, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126721290.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M3X8 : accessed 8 September 2015), Clara Purdy, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK5-M96 : accessed 8 September 2015), Clarissa Purdy, 10 Jan 1942; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13173, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,633.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-914Z : accessed 8 September 2015), Clarissa Purdy, 1942; Burial, Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Chilliwack Cemeteries; citing record ID 126721351, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126721351.

“Oldest Resident Dies,” Chilliwack Progress, January 14, 1942, page 1; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43154944/?terms=%22john%2Bpurdy%22

 

John Pollock McConnell (publisher, editor and advertiser)

Origin and Development of Newspapers in Vancouver, Master of Arts Thesis; Bessie Lamb, University of British Columbia, September 1942, pages 60-66; https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/handle/2429/30226/UBC_1942_A8%20L2%20O6.pdf?sequence=1

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFGL-Y4S : accessed 8 September 2015), John Pollock Mcconnell, 08 Jul 1926; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, 80, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,079,747.

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