Geddes, John Percival (1868-1926)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 661

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 661

John Percival Geddes was a customs broker. He lived at 1055 Denman Street from 1902 to 1910.

John Percival Geddes (sometimes called “J. Percy Geddes” or “Percy Geddes”) was born in Montreal, Quebec, on March 15, 1868. His father was Charles George Geddes (1837-1913), who was a stockbroker. His mother was Janet Millar (1841-1906).

Percy went to a private school in Montreal for a time. Later he was at St. Edward’s School at Oxford, England, for six years. He then studied at St. John’s school in Montreal for three years, followed by one year at McGill University.

He later worked at a series of administrative jobs with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Central Vermont Railway.

While he was with the Canadian Pacific Railway, he became the secretary to Thomas Shaughnessy. In 1888, the CPR transferred Percy to Vancouver, where he served for about 10 years as the secretary to Harry B. Abbott and Richard Marpole.

Percy first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1889.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 379

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 379

He was at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1889 418 Cordova Street
1890 410 Cordova Street
1891 642 Granville Street
1892 608 Burrard Street
1894 to 1897 1102 Seaton Street
1898 to 1899 636 Granville Street
1900 and 1901 650 Granville Street
1902 to 1910 1055 Denman Street
1911 to 1916 1840 McNichol Avenue
1917 to 1919 number 46, 1386 Nicola Street (Kensington Place) (listed as number 44 in Vancouver names)
1920 4936 Angus Avenue
1921 898 Seymour Street
1922 not listed under Vancouver names

In 1898, Percy started his own customs brokerage business in Vancouver.

On June 15, 1901, in Bellingham, Washington, Percy married Margaret Ellen Jones, a widow who worked for a time as a photo re-toucher. She was born on June 1, 1877, in Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska. Her father was Edwin Mahlon Day (1845-1929), who was a journalist and lawyer. Margaret’s mother was Mary Ann Sisson (1849-1939).

Margaret’s earlier marriage was to Percy John Jones, who was an analytical chemist. The wedding was on January 16, 1899, in Victoria, British Columbia. Percy Jones was born in London, England, about 1869. His parents were Robert William and Diana Jones. It appears that Percy died in 1899 or 1900.

Percy was a member of the Vancouver Athletic Club, and he was involved in several sports, including rowing, yachting, swimming and water polo.

Percy and Margaret appeared in the Vancouver society directories in 1908 and 1914.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 32

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 32

 

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 26

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 26

Percy and Margaret were not in the Vancouver directories after 1921.

Percy died in San Francisco, California, on August 16, 1926. He was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Margaret died in San Francisco on June 20, 1963. She was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Percy and Margaret had a son.

 

Percival Day Geddes

Percival Day Geddes was born in Vancouver on August 4, 1903.

On September 4, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, he married Gwynneth Jane Smart. She was born in Canada about 1906. Her father was Roderick H. Smart. Her mother was Ethel J. McCaughey.

Percival and Gwynneth were living in Los Angeles in 1930 and 1940.

In 1942, Percival and Gwynneth became naturalized United States citizens.

Percival died in Los Angeles on October 27, 1975. He was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Gwynneth died in Los Angeles on November 1, 1979. She was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

 

Sources

Charles George Geddes (father of John Percival Geddes)

George Platt + Elizabeth Mittelberger m. 19 Dec 1805 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada; http://boards.ancestry.ca/surnames.platt/941.1.3.1.1/mb.ashx: “As regards Henrietta Platt’s children, her first husband was a Quebec City lawyer named William Smith by whom she had three daughters. After William Smith death from cholera in 1834, she married general merchant Charles Geddes and had six more children. . . . +Charles Allan Geddes b. 29 Nov 1807, Kingston, Ontario, m. 25 May 1836, Anglican Christ Church, Montreal, Quebec, d. 20 Jan 1890, Montreal, Quebec, par. James Geddes and Sarah Hannah Boies Gamble; 2-Charles George Geddes b. 16 Mar 1837, Montreal, Quebec, d. After 1911, Montreal, Quebec;  +Janet Millar m. 9 Sep 1861, Anglican Christ Church Cathedral Montreal, Quebec . . . 3-Percy Geddes b. 1868, Montreal, Quebec . . .”

Diary of a Country Clergyman 1848-1851, by James Reid, edited by M. E. Reisner, Montreal, McGill-Queen’s Press, 2000, page 343, note 199; https://books.google.ca/books?id=s3Z8hjLLk1cC&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=%22charles+geddes%22+montreal+broker&source=bl&ots=c86yOFY8DN&sig=KX_XUVdM5XXxsOnau0-EUz59CIA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6kPzjmYnPAhVGHR4KHReiC88Q6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22charles%20geddes%22%20montreal%20broker&f=false: “Charles Geddes lived at 96 Sherbrooke Street, and had his office as a general broker at 201 St Paul Street, “entrance by gateway”; MacKay, Montreal Directory . . ., 103. . . Geddes’ full-page advertisement in the directory more than a dozen years later shows that he continued to thrive serving a cash-poor, probably near bankrupt clientele: “Charles G. Geddes / General Broker / Pot and Pearl Ashes, and Produce of all kind, Bought and Sold / Bank, Railway, Telegraph, and Gas Stocks, Bonds, Debentures, and All Other Securities Negotiated. Loans Obtained on Mortgages and Cash advanced on Warehouse Receipts . . .” Montreal Directory . . . 1863-4, 134.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KP-9XV : 13 November 2014), Charles Geddes in household of Henrietta Geddes, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal West, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 33, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10047, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,009; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395467_00072.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJR-9QT : 18 November 2014), Charles Geddes, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 62; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008161932.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBW-RFD6 : 19 March 2015), Chas G Geddes in entry for Henry G Goodfellow, 1911; citing Census, Jacques-Cartier Sub-Districts 16-60, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,550.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-5JLW : 13 December 2015), Charles George Geddes, 1913; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108152926, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108152926.

 

Janet Millar (mother of John Percival Geddes)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KG-G2C : 13 November 2014), Jane Geddes, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal West, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 33, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10047, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,009; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395467_00072.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJR-9QY : 18 November 2014), Janet Geddes in household of Charles Geddes, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 62; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008161932.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J645-T28 : 25 June 2015), Janet Geddes, 25 Jun 1906; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1906 cn 2839, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,399.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-5J5S : 13 December 2015), Janet Geddes, 1906; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108152940, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108152940.

 

John Percival Geddes

John Percival Geddes, Union Civil War Veterans and Widows–Washington State, Part 2; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ucwv-wa&id=I3359: John Percival Geddes; Birth: 1868 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Marriage: Margaret Ellen Day b: 1877 in Sidney, Cheyenne County, NE; Married: 16 JUN 1901 in Fairhaven, Whatcom County, WA.”

J. Percy Geddes, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1; edited by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, Limited; 1911, page 183.

J. Percy Geddes, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 4, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 873-874; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/873/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/874/mode/1up.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KP-9XJ : 13 November 2014), Percy Geddes in household of Henrietta Geddes, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal West, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 33, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10047, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,009; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4395467_00072.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJR-9Q1 : 18 November 2014), John Percy Geddes in household of Charles Geddes, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 62; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008161932.pdf.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ga to Gk; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteg.htm: “Geddes, John Percival, 1102 Seaton St, Clerk, C.P.R., Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P5Q : 13 November 2014), J Percy Geddes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Whatcom County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1891-1995 – John P Gedde[s] – Margaret Jones Day; Document No.: nwwtcmra1102; Groom’s Name: John P Gedde[s]; Bride’s Name: Margaret Jones Day; Marriage Date: 6/16/1901; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/9BED604D55F4FCA1DFC4B4C957F6D8DC.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SJVY : 2 March 2015), John Geddes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-N3D : 4 December 2014), Jno Percival Geddes, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,052. (January 24, 1922).

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK91-VBLW : 5 June 2015), John P Geddes, 16 Aug 1926; citing 37673, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVJ-X672 : 13 December 2015), J. Percy Geddes, ; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 23635968, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23635968.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/losangeles/hollywood/g/holly_g01.htm: “Geddes, Day, b. 1903, d. 1975, s/w Gwynneth Geddes, [TS]; Geddes, Gwynneth, b. 1905, d. 1979, s/w Day Geddes, [TS]; Geddes, J. Percy, b. 1868, d. 1926, s/w Margaret D. Geddes, [TS]; Geddes, Margaret D., b. 1877, d. 1963, s/w J. Percy Geddes, [TS]. [“[TS]” means transcribed by Tony Scott]

 

Edwin Mahlon Day (father of Margaret Ellen Day)

Edwin Mahlon Day; Union Civil War Veterans and Widows–Washington State, Part 2; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ucwv-wa&id=I3302: “Edwin Mahlon Day; Birth: 25 SEP 1845 in Princeton, Bureau County, IL; Death: 6 JAN 1929 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, WA.” “See biography in Prosser’s History of the Puget Sound Country, pp. 496-498.”

Edwin Mahlon Day, http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Edwin_Day_(10): “b.25 Sep 1845 Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States; d.6 Jan 1929 Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States; Marriage: 3 Dec 1867, Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States to Mary Ann Sisson.

Edwin Mahlon Day; History of Whatcom County, Volume II, by Lottie Roeder Roth, 1926, pps. 770-775; http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/bios/bios23.htm:

“Edwin Mahlon Day, justice of the peace and formerly judge advocate general of the state of Washington, is one of the able and venerable members of the Bellingham bar, with which he has been identified for a period of thirty-five years. He achieved success in the field of journalism and while in Nebraska accomplished much important work along reclamation lines. He has been a leader in projects for the development of the rich mineral resources of this region, a promoter of transportation interests, and his labors in behalf of the Grand Army of the Republic also constitute an important chapter in his life history.  He has left the impress of his individuality upon every line of endeavor to which he has turned his attention and few careers have matched his in service to the commonwealth.

Judge Day was born September 25, 1845, in Princeton, Illinois. His father, John Mills Day, was a native of Dearborn county, Indiana; was an agriculturist by occupation and also engaged in the practice of veterinary surgery for a number of years, passing away in 1902 at Aurora, Nebraska. His wife bore the maiden name of Ellen Brigham Beach and was born in Sloansville, New York. Her father was a veteran of the War of 1812, and her brother, Cyrus A. Beach, was killed at the battle of Altoona Pass during the Civil war. In the paternal line the subject of this sketch traces his ancestry to Stephen Day, who came to the new world in 1635 and settled near Boston, Massachusetts, becoming the first printer on this side of the Atlantic and the publisher of The Psalm Book, probably the first book issued in this country.

In the public school of Illinois, Judge Day acquired his early education and while attending Lombard University at Galesburg he joined another student in raising a company of infantry which was mustered in as Company H of the One Hundred and Forty-sixth Illinois Infantry. The date of his enlistment was August 5, 1864, at which time he was but eighteen years of age, and on August 10 of that year he was made a corporal, acting in that capacity until the close of hostilities. He was assistant chief clerk to the mustering and disbursing officer at Quincy, serving under Captain S. S. Summer of the regular army, and his regiment had charge of President Lincoln’s funeral. Corporal Day had charge of the immediate guard at the tomb at the time of interment at Oakland cemetery and was also in charge of the remains as relief guard at the state capitol in Springfield previous to the interment. General Joseph Hooker was marshal of the day, and in twenty-six hours about twenty-six thousand persons viewed the remains of the martyred president.

At Camp Butler, Illinois, Judge Day received his honorable discharge from the service and in 1865, while enroute to Colorado with a band of twenty-five emigrants, made good use of his knowledge of military tactics when the party was attacked by Indians at Alkali Springs on the 26th of October. He spent two years in Colorado, living in Denver and vicinity, and then returned to Illinois. After his marriage he moved to Sterling, Illinois, and for two years contracted with a sash and blind factory for painting and glazing. He was thus engaged from 1967 until 1969, when he went to Iowa and embarked in the publishing business in Des Moines, issuing the Des Moines Monthly Magazine and the Iowa State Granger. In 1877 he located in Sidney, Nebraska, and organized the first graded schools at that place, serving as principal and also as county superintendent of public instruction. Meanwhile he had been devoting his leisure hours to the study of law and in October, 1878, was admitted to the bar. He followed his profession in that state for twelve years and while a resident of North Platte became the founder and publisher of the Daily Electric Light and later owned and edited the Big Springs Journal at Big Springs, Nebraska. He also published the Ogallala (Neb.) Reflector and in addition was superintendent of the public schools of Keith county. In 1882 he organized the North Platte Irrigation & Power Company, which built the first irrigation canal in Nebraska and furnished water to fifty-one thousand acres of land. He also framed the first irrigation law passed in that state.

Responding to the lure of the northwest, Judge Day came to Washington and in 1891 arrived in New Whatcom, now known as Bellingham. In 1893 he founded the Fairhaven News, conducting the paper until 1896, and for four years thereafter published the Whatcom News, which was issued three times a week. He also published the Washington Resources until that paper was consolidated with the Fairhaven News and through the columns of these journals did much to influence the growth of the district. Seeking other outlets for his initiative spirit and superabundant energy, in September, 1901, he promoted and organized the Alger Oil & Mining Company, of which he became secretary, also acting as attorney for the corporation. It was started with a capital of three hundred thousand dollars and a plant for the manufacture of brick was erected at Alger at a cost of thirty-five thousand dollars. The company also acquired valuable mining property. In 1901 Judge Day formed the Britton Gold Mining Company, which was capitalized for three hundred thousand dollars, and he was elected secretary-treasurer, also having charge of the legal interests of the corporation, which developed gold and copper properties in the Mount Baker district. He was one of the promoters and organizers of the Whatcom-Skagit Interurban Railway Company, of which he was made president and general manager, displaying notable wisdom and power as an executive. He has practiced in the higher courts for many years and although he has reached the eightieth milestone on life’s journey is still active in his profession, being exceptionally well preserved. His studies did not cease with his admission to the bar, for he has been a constant student, ever eager to broaden his knowledge of the law, and has successfully handled many notable cases. He has achieved more than local prominence as a lawyer, becoming judge advocate general of Washington with the rank of colonel. He was appointed by Governor Rogers and resigned after the latter’s death, but his resignation was not accepted until four years from the date of his appointment. Judge Day is widely known as the father of the law creating the humane bureau of Washington, and for sixteen years he has filled the office of justice of peace, his long retention therein being eloquent of the quality of his service.

On December 3, 1867, Judge Day was married in Illinois to Miss Mary A. Sisson, whose father, Azariah Sisson, was a scion of an old American family and of English and French descent. To this union were born five children: Edwin Sisson; Bryant Jewel; Myrtle Edith, the wife of M. T. Summers; Margaret Ellen, who married John Percival Geddes; and Louella Pearle.

Judge Day was an adherent of the republican party until 1893 and has since maintained an independent course in politics. He is identified with the Ancient Order of United Workmen and in 1877 joined the Grand Army of the Republic at Fort Sidney, Nebraska. At North Platte he established Stephen A. Douglas Post, of which he was chosen commander, and also organized J. M. Thayer Post at Ogallala, Nebraska. While in that state he acted as chairman of the state board of administration of that order and afterward became vice commander of C. R. Apperson Post of Fairhaven, Washington. His demeanor has ever been marked by that courtesy and consideration for others which is the outward expression of a kindly nature, and his friends are legion. He has extracted from life the real essence of living, and his labors have been manifestly resultant.”

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-YY2 : accessed 21 November 2016), Edwin M Day, Fairhaven city Ward 4, 5, 6, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 242, sheet 4B, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGVK-9VR : accessed 21 November 2016), Edwin M Day, Bellingham Ward 5, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 333, sheet 20B, family 435, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1673; FHL microfilm 1,375,686.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHNX-4DC : accessed 21 November 2016), Edwin N Day, Bellingham Ward 5, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 238, sheet 1A, line 20, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1943; FHL microfilm 1,821,943.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ9D-81S : 5 December 2014), Edwin M. Day, 06 Jan 1929; citing Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, reference cn 9, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,647; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/2A0791A347E4D6E3CB935C00F05537F3.

“United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHZH-7H5 : 17 May 2016), Edwin M Day.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVH-Y1NW : 13 December 2015), Edwin Mahlon Day, 1929; Burial, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States of America, Bayview Cemetery; citing record ID 7379692, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7379692.

 

Mary Ann Sisson (mother of Margaret Ellen Day)

Mary Ann Sisson; Union Civil War Veterans and Widows–Washington State, Part 2; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ucwv-wa&id=I3352: “Mary Ann Sisson; Birth: SEP 1849 in New York; Death: 8 FEB 1939 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.”

Mary Ann Sisson, http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Mary_Sisson_%2814%29: “b.25 Sep 1849; d.8 Feb 1939 Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.”

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-YYL : accessed 21 November 2016), Mary S Day in household of Edwin M Day, Fairhaven city Ward 4, 5, 6, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 242, sheet 4B, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

The Weekly Blade, Whatcom, Washington; Wednesday, March 25, 1903; http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/newspapers/Blade.htm: “Mrs. E. M. Day of Fairhaven is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Percy Geddes, in Vancouver, B. C.”

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGVK-9VT : accessed 21 November 2016), Mary A Day in household of Edwin M Day, Bellingham Ward 5, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 333, sheet 20B, family 435, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1673; FHL microfilm 1,375,686.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHNX-4DZ : accessed 21 November 2016), Mary Day in household of Edwin N Day, Bellingham Ward 5, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 238, sheet 1A, line 21, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1943; FHL microfilm 1,821,943.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQF-FZY : accessed 21 November 2016), Mary A Day Or Possibly Duy in household of Edwin S Day Or Possibly Duy, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 8A, line 17, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2522; FHL microfilm 2,342,256.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2L-HRD : 30 September 2015), Mary Ann Day, 1939.

 

Margaret Ellen Day (wife of John Percival Geddes)

Margaret Ellen Day, Union Civil War Veterans and Widows–Washington State, Part 2; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ucwv-wa&id=I3358: Margaret Ellen Day; Birth: 1877 in Sidney, Cheyenne County, NE; Father: Edwin Mahlon Day b: 25 SEP 1845 in Princeton, Bureau County, IL; Mother: Mary Ann Sisson b: SEP 1849 in New York; Marriage 1 ? Jones; Marriage 2 John Percival Geddes b: 1868 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Married: 16 JUN 1901 in Fairhaven, Whatcom County, WA.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-YYP : accessed 21 November 2016), Margerett E Jones in household of Edwin M Day, Fairhaven city Ward 4, 5, 6, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 242, sheet 4B, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

Whatcom County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1891-1995 – John P Gedde[s] – Margaret Jones Day; Document No.: nwwtcmra1102; Groom’s Name: John P Gedde[s]; Bride’s Name: Margaret Jones Day; Marriage Date: 6/16/1901; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/9BED604D55F4FCA1DFC4B4C957F6D8DC

Society, Vancouver Daily World, February 17, 1911, page 3: “Mrs. J. Percy Geddes will receive Monday, Feb. 20, for the first time in her new home at 1840 McNicoll avenue, Kitsilano.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SJVB : 2 March 2015), Margaret Geddes in entry for John Geddes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJB-C8R : 25 November 2015), Madge D Geddes, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-BZ8 : accessed 9 September 2016), Margaret Geddes in household of Day Geddes, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-144, sheet 8A, family 232, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPN8-3DP : 26 November 2014), Margaret D Geddes, 20 Jun 1963; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VMMM-4M3 : 20 May 2014), Margaret  Geddes, Jun 1963; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVJ-X67L : 13 December 2015), Margaret D. Geddes, ; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 23635969, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23635969.

 

Robert William Jones (father of Percy John Jones)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWM-SKJ : 13 December 2014), Robert William Jones, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 3, vol. 1C, p. 31, East London, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRFW-5VJ : 24 July 2015), Robt Wm Jones, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-6NHT : 18 August 2016), Robert Wm Jones, St Margaret And St John The Evangelist Westminster, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 47, Piece/Folio 116/54, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,339.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QQ1X-SMM : 15 October 2015), Robert Wm Jones, Westminster, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9CV-29P : 29 August 2015), Robert W Jones, St Margaret And St John, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Margaret And St John subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Diana Donnelly (mother of Percy John Jones)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D7B-6PM : 13 December 2014), Diana Donnelly, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 3, vol. 1C, p. 31, East London, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QQ1X-WMM : 15 October 2015), Diana Jones in household of Robert Wm Jones, Westminster, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9CV-295 : 29 August 2015), Diana Jones in household of Robert W Jones, St Margaret And St John, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Margaret And St John subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Percy John Jones (husband of Margaret Ellen Day)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X73-2ZK : 1 October 2014), Percy John Jones, 1869; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRFW-5V2 : 24 July 2015), Percy John Jones in entry for Robt Wm Jones, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-6NZX : 18 August 2016), Percy John Jones in household of Robert Wm Jones, St Margaret And St John The Evangelist Westminster, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 47, Piece/Folio 116/54, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,339.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8H-PQX : 21 January 2016), Perry John Jones and Margaret Ellen Day, 16 Jan 1899; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

 

Robert W. Jones (brother of Percy John Jones)

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N31H-HY9 : 5 December 2014), Robert W. Jones, 26 Sep 1957; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 17268, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,738.

 

Percival Day Geddes (son of John Percival Geddes)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SJV1 : 2 March 2015), Percival Geddes in entry for John Geddes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8NX-VHR : 28 November 2014), Percival Day Geddes and Gwynneth Jane Smart, 04 Sep 1926; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,628; additional information: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93H-H999-7?mode=g&i=548&cc=1804002.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC83-22R : accessed 21 November 2016), Percival Geddes, Los Angeles (Districts 0501-0750), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 616, sheet 12A, line 46, family 211, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 158; FHL microfilm 2,339,893.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-BZH : accessed 9 September 2016), Day Geddes, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-144, sheet 8A, family 232, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQS-BTT : 28 November 2014), Percival Day Geddes, 1942; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,562,552.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHP-N13 : 26 November 2014), Day Geddes, 27 Oct 1975; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG7P-W6P : 20 May 2014), Day  Geddes, Oct 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGS-9GFJ : 13 December 2015), Day Geddes, 1975; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 110996740, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110996740.

 

Gwynneth Jane Smart (wife of Day Geddes)

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8NX-VHB : 28 November 2014), Percival Day Geddes and Gwynneth Jane Smart, 04 Sep 1926; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,628; additional information: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93H-H999-7?mode=g&i=548&cc=1804002

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC83-22T : accessed 21 November 2016), Gwynneth Geddes in household of Percival Geddes, Los Angeles (Districts 0501-0750), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 616, sheet 12A, line 47, family 211, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 158; FHL microfilm 2,339,893.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-BZC : accessed 9 September 2016), Gwynneth Geddes in household of Day Geddes, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-144, sheet 8A, family 232, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQS-BTF : 28 November 2014), Gwynneth Smart Or Gwynneth Jane Smart Geddes, 1942; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,562,552.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP6M-WLV : 26 November 2014), Gwynneth J Geddes, 01 Nov 1979; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9TJ-C43 : 20 May 2014), Gwynneth  Geddes, Nov 1979; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Roderick Geddes (son of Percival Day Geddes)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC83-22Y : accessed 21 November 2016), Roderick Geddes in household of Percival Geddes, Los Angeles (Districts 0501-0750), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 616, sheet 12A, line 48, family 211, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 158; FHL microfilm 2,339,893.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-BZZ : accessed 9 September 2016), Roderic Geddes in household of Day Geddes, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-144, sheet 8A, family 232, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 399.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q295-KFXM : 15 March 2016), Roderick Day Geddes, 2015; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 150190714, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=150190714.

 

Frank Gerald Geddes (brother of John Percival Geddes)

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ga to Gk; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteg.htm: “Geddes, Frank Gerald, Robson St, Student-at-law, NanC”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P57 : 13 November 2014), Frank G Geddes in household of J Percy Geddes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMQ-SNF1 : 9 April 2015), Frank G Geddes, 1901; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,575.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-GZV : 30 September 2015), Frank Gerald Geddes, 1902.

Vancouver Daily World, September 23, 1902, page 8: “The Late Mr. Geddes. Referring to the death of Frank Geddes, brother of J. Percy Geddes, of this city, the Nanaimo Herald remarks: During his residence in this city, Mr. Geddes was employed in the law office of Messrs. Yarwood and Young, some years ago when that firm occupied an office on the corner of Commercial and Bastion streets, where Johnston’s store now stands. Deceased was . . . unmarried, and of a most pleasant disposition. His many friends here will learn of his early demise with sincere regret.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3DDB : 13 December 2015), Frank G. Geddes, 1902; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279902, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26279902.