Gamage, Victor Bernard (1883-possibly 1967)

Victor Bernard Gamage (sometimes called Victor Bernard Spurgeon de Gamage) was a restaurant operator and a clerk in David Spencer Ltd.’s department store.

Victor lived at 1997 Georgia Street in 1909 and at 675 Denman Street in 1920 and 1921.

 

Early Life

Victor Bernard Gamage was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, in September quarter, 1883. His parents were Edwin Thomas Gamage (1842-1920) and Dorothy Jennette [Dora] Vanstone (1854-1907).

It appears that he was living in the United States from about 1900 to 1908.

 

Marriage to Alice Farrell

On August 3, 1903, in New York City, Victor married Alice Mildred Farrell. She was born about 1884 in New York City. Her parents were Henry Farrell and Margaret Couley.

 

Marriage to Mary Cudmore

On December 28, 1906, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, Victor married Mary Cecilia [Dade] Cudmore. She was born on October 3, 1883 in Minnesota.

 

To Vancouver

About 1909, Victor and Mary arrived in Vancouver, where Victor had a series of restaurant and catering businesses.

In 1914, Victor was the manager of the refreshment pavilion in Stanley Park.

In 1916, he travelled to the United States. He gave his occupation as “caterer”, and he said that he was living at 1740 Alberni Street in Vancouver.

In 1919, he was a salesman with McConnan-Smith Ltd. in Vancouver.

In 1925, Mrs. M. De Gamage was living at 675 Denman Street.

 

Later Life

In 1935, Victor and Mary were retired and living at 1710 Nelson Street.

In 1950, Victor was a salesman. He and Mary were at 1710 Nelson Street.

Mary died in Vancouver on September 3, 1967. She was still living at 1710 Nelson Street. It appears that Victor was still living at that time.

According to one source, Victor died on December 14, 1967, in Seattle, Washington.

 

Vancouver Province, January 10, 1968, page 30, column 1-2.

Vancouver Province, January 10, 1968, page 30, column 1-2.

 

Victor and Mary had the following children.

 

Dorothy Catherine de Gamage

Dorothy Catherine de Gamage was born about 1910.

She married William Stanley McLean, who was born in Wellington, New Zealand on January 23, 1901.

William and Dorothy lived in Wellington.

 

The Vancouver Sun, August 3, 1949, page 23, column 1.

The Vancouver Sun, August 3, 1949, page 23, column 1.

 

The Vancouver Sun, January 24, 1963, page 4, columns 1-2.

The Vancouver Sun, January 24, 1963, page 4, columns 1-2.

 

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. riginal data: New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1853–1981. Auckland, New Zealand: BAB microfilming. Microfiche publication, 4032 fiche. Names: William Stanley Mclean and Dorothy Catherine McLean; Electoral Year: 1978; District: Ohariu; Region or Province: Wellington; page 65.

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. original data: New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1853–1981. Auckland, New Zealand: BAB microfilming. Microfiche publication, 4032 fiche. Names: William Stanley Mclean and Dorothy Catherine McLean; Electoral Year: 1978; District: Ohariu; Region or Province: Wellington; page 65.

 

Donald Victor de Gamage

Donald Victor de Gamage was born on April 8, 1911, in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver.

In 1931, he was living in Los Angeles, California. He was working as a salesman for the May Company.

On July 11, 1931, in Los Angeles, California, he married Wanda McCoy. She was born in Colorado about 1910. Her father was Daniel F. McCoy. Her mother was Maude Sutton.

On July 21, 1945, Donald married Barbara Keegan.

 

The Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1945, page 15, column 1.

The Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1945, page 15, column 1.

 

The Vancouver Sun, July 23, 1945, page 15, column 1.

The Vancouver Sun, July 23, 1945, page 15, column 1.

 

He worked for the Trade Roasting Company, a coffee and tea company at 1169 Richards Street in Vancouver.

Donald died in Vancouver on February 22, 1947. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 24, 1947, page 13, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, February 24, 1947, page 13, column 2.

 

Virginia Helen Gamage

Virginia Helen Gamage was born on June 28, 1912, in Vancouver. She married John Proby.

Virginia died in Victoria, British Columbia, on November 18, 1964.

 

Sources

Edwin Thomas Gamage (father of Victor Bernard Gamage)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NQG-TF8 : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin Thomas Gammage, 1842; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hereford, Herefordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRCS-QYL : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin Thomas Gammage, 23 Oct 1844; citing SAINT JOHN BAPTIST,HEREFORD,HEREFORD,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 992,205.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGPW-FVX : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin Thomas Gammage, ; from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DG8-TCQ : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin Thomas Gamage, 1874; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Bath, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3TK-5HX : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin J Gamage, Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, PRO RG 11/3092 / 10, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,341,737.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WGVB-HT2 : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin T Gamage, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county, registration district, LEAMINGTON subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSZR-9DH : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin T Gamage, New Milverton, Warwickshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing county, registration district, Leamington subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVK-7MR : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin Thomas Gamage, 20 Jul 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWZY-KJD : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin T Gamage, Leamington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J4W-4YT : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin T Gamage, 1920; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Thanet, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Dorothy Jeanette [Dora] Vanstone (mother of Victor Bernard Gamage)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NHD-QM4 : accessed 16 July 2015), Dorothy Jeannette Vanstone, 1854; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Bath, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSZR-9DC : accessed 16 July 2015), Dora J Gamage, New Milverton, Warwickshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing county, registration district, Leamington subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NB6-8WF : accessed 16 July 2015), Dorothy Jennette Gamage, 1907; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Victor Bernard Gamage

Victor Bernard Gamage (1883-1967), http://www.vanstoneweb.co.uk/internetree/text718.htm.

Victor Bernard Spurgeon D Gamage, 1883 – 1967; https://www.myheritage.com/names/victor_gamage: “Victor Bernard Spurgeon D Gamage was born in month 1883, at birth place, to Edwin Thomas Gamage and Dorothy Jeanette Gamage (born Vanstone). Edwin was born circa 1848, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. Dorothy was born circa 1857, in Bath, Somerset, England. Victor had 5 siblings: Ernest Vanstone de Gamage, Stanley Gamage and 3 other siblings. Victor married Alice Mildred Gamage (born Farrel) in month 1903, at age 20 at marriage place. Alice was born in 1883, in Leamington Spa, Warwick, United Kingdom. Victor married Cecelia Mary Gamage (born Cudmore). Cecelia was born in 1884, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA. They had one daughter: Dorothy Catherine McLean (born de Gamage). Victor lived in 1891, at address. He lived in 1901, at address. Victor passed away on month day 1967, at age 84 at death place, Washington.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2L-KK3 : accessed 16 July 2015), Bernard Victor S D Gamage, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WGV1-C3Z : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Gamage, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county, registration district, LEAMINGTON subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:243Q-4JL : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Bernard Gamage and Alice Mildred Farrell, 08 Aug 1903; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm .

“New York, Marriages, 1686-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F63V-187 : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Bernard Gamage and Alice Mildred Farrell, 08 Aug 1903; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,570,983.

“Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKNT-QV1 : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor De Gamage and Dade Cudmore, 28 Dec 1905; citing Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, county courthouses, Minnesota; FHL microfilm 1,380,407.

“Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VKN1-JNK : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor De Gamage and Dade Cudmore, 28 Dec 1905; citing , Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, county courthouses, Minnesota; FHL microfilm 1,380,446.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFSY-Y3Y : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Gamage, 06 Mar 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF8J-D6D : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Bernard Gamage, 25 Aug 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXL2-HMW : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Gamage, 08 Dec 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLMZ-DYH : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor B Gamage, Nov 1916; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 20, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 325, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGQD-NJ3 : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Gamege, 16 Mar 1919; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 46, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. [possible connection].

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK31-2RFD : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Gamege, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 173, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,472,973.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FS4B-BM2 : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor Gamege, Mar 1919; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line 12, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 362, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. [possible connection].

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3R-HT9R : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor B Gamage, 1916; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 325, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,411.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H25-RL6 : accessed 16 July 2015), Victor B Gamage, Jun 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14796, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Mary Cecilia Cudmore (wife of Victor Bernard Gamage)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-296 : accessed 16 July 2015), Mary Cecelia Degamage, 03 Sep 1967; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13285, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,929.

 

Dorothy Catherine de Gamage (daughter of Victor Bernard Gamage)

Dorothy Catherine McLean (born de Gamage), Circa 1910 – Circa 1999; https://www.myheritage.com/names/dorothy_gamage: “Dorothy Catherine McLean (born de Gamage) was born circa 1910, at birth place, to Victor Bernard Spurgeon D Gamage and Cecelia Mary Gamage (born Cudmore). Victor was born in July 1883, in 96 Parade, Leamington, Warwick, England. Cecelia was born in 1884, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, USA. Dorothy married William Stanley McLean. William was born on January 23 1901, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. They had 2 children. Dorothy passed away circa 1999, at age 89 at death place.”

 

Donald Victor de Gamage (son of Victor Bernard Gamage)

May Company California, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Company_California

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8J3-BS2 : accessed 16 July 2015), Don De Gamage and Wanda Mccoy, 11 Jul 1931; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,934; additional details of marriage: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29940-24087-36?cc=1804002.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRF-MLS : accessed 16 July 2015), Donald Victor De Gamage, 22 Feb 1947; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13193, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,477.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-39S9 : accessed 16 July 2015), Donald V. De Gamage, 1947; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26274298, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26274298

 

Virginia Helen Gamage

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-FVH : accessed 16 July 2015), Virginia Helen Proby, 18 Nov 1964; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13269, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,722.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 25, 1964, page 23, column3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19641125#page/n22/mode/1up: “Proby—At Royal Jubilee Hospital, on November 18, 1964, Virginia Helen Proby. She is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.B. de Gamage of Vancouver, 1 sister, New Zealand. Private services were held from Chaplins Funeral Home, November 19, 1964.”

 

Edwin Stanley de Gamage (Brother of Victor Bernard Gamage)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPK-G88 : accessed 16 July 2015), Edwin S De Gamage, 22 Dec 1948; citing Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13199, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,569.

 

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