George, Herbert Wyburn (1886-1955)

Herbert Wyburn George was an accountant. He and his family lived at 2029 Pendrell Street in 1919 and at 980 Denman Street in 1918, 1920 and 1921. They later lived at 2037 Pendrell Street in 1932; 1142 Chilco Street from 1933 to 1939; and at 1963 Comox Street from 1951 to 1953.

Herbert Wyburn George was born in Hackney, London, England, on April 13, 1886. His father was Francis James Ivory George (1852-1913). His mother was Mary Ann Wyburn (1856-after 1911).

Herbert arrived in Vancouver about 1910. He first appeared in the Vancouver directory in 1911. He was an accountant with Riddell, Stead & Hodges. He was living at 1562 East 13th Avenue.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 693

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 693

On November 16, 1912, in Vancouver, Herbert married Bessie Winifred (“Freda”) Smith. She was born on June 6, 1883, in Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire, England. Her father was Stephen Smith (1844-1896). Her mother was Mary Hobbs (1846-1916).

Herbert and Freda lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1911 to 1912 1562 East 13th Avenue
1913 to 1914 number 304, 1214 Jervis Street (Holly Lodge)
1915 1235 Bidwell Street
1916 to 1917 not listed under Vancouver names
1918 number 5, 980 Denman Street (Denman Court)
1919 2029 Pendrell Street
1920 and 1921 number 5, 980 Denman Street (Denman Court)
1922 to 1925 891 Bidwell Street
1926 to 1929 number 24, 1206 West Georgia Street (Florence Court)
1930 and 1931 number 31, 884 Bute Street (Beaconsfield Apartments)
1932 2037 Pendrell Street
1933 to 1939 1142 Chilco Street
1940 to 1950 1673 Harwood Street
1951 to 1953 1963 Comox Street
1954 and 1955 number 4, 3361 Marine Drive (West Vancouver)

In 1915, Herbert enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War. He returned to Vancouver in 1919.

Herbert carried on a general accounting practice in Vancouver until he retired about 1953.

Herbert died in Vancouver on August 10, 1955.

Freda died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 14, 1981.

Herbert and Freda had the following children.

 

Paul Wyburn George

Paul Wyburn George was born in Vancouver, probably on September 13, 1913.

On September 2, 1939, in Vancouver, he married Marjorie Forsyth. She was born in Vancouver about 1911. Her father was John Dodds Forsyth. Her mother was Frances Caroline Tatham.

Paul was living in West Vancouver in 1955. He was a trader with Balfour Guthrie. He was living in Vancouver in 1981.

 

Richard Wyburn George

Richard Wyburn George was born in Vancouver on September 13, 1913.

He married Ann Day.

Richard died in Tranquille, British Columbia, on March 1, 1948.

 

Sources

Francis James Ivory George (father of Herbert Wyburn George)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFYH-XYX : 30 December 2014), Francis James Ivory George, 25 Apr 1852; citing Bristol, Gloucester, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,595,892.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JS9D-2BM : 6 December 2014), Francis James Ivory George, 25 Apr 1852; citing Bristol, Gloucester, England, reference item 6 p 248; FHL microfilm 1,596,642.

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT3H-62R : 12 December 2014), Francis James Ivory George, 1852.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7VD-89X : 14 January 2016), Francis J George in household of Francis George, St Michaels, Gloucestershire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5B3-K85 : 24 July 2015), Francis J J George in entry for Francis George, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRNG-G3M : 24 July 2015), Francis James George in entry for James Markham, 1871. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DRC-RD5 : 13 December 2014), Francis James I George, 1880; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1880, quarter 3, vol. 5C, p. 946, Bath, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Q-CDB8 : 18 August 2016), Francis J George, Newington, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 23, Piece/Folio 551/43, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,294.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WLD6-JW2 : 15 October 2015), Frances J I George, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X961-J43 : 29 August 2015), Francis J George, Croydon, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Croydon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8G-3LJ : 20 January 2015), Francis James Ivory George, Croydon, South Norwood S E, Surrey, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N1T-TLM : 31 December 2014), Francis J I George, 1913; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Croydon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mary Anna Wyburn (mother of Herbert Wyburn George)

Henry John Wyburn / Mary Dare; m. 19 Jul 1860; http://www.riverwye.us/familygroup.php?familyID=F1215&tree=Watkins (possible parents of Mary Anna Wyburn).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26HM-M51 : 13 December 2014), Henry John Wyburn, 1853; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1853, quarter 2, vol. 5C, p. 677, Taunton, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible father of Mary Anna Wyburn)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DSZ-QF7 : 13 December 2014), Mary Dare, 1853; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1853, quarter 2, vol. 5C, p. 677, Taunton, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible mother of Mary Anna Wyburn)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NT73-DJY : 30 December 2014), Mary Anna Wyburn, 07 Sep 1856; citing Somerset, England, reference 54; FHL microfilm 1,526,554.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J315-VL4 : 30 December 2014), Mary Anna Wyburn, 07 Sep 1856; citing Somerset, England, reference 54; FHL microfilm 1,526,554.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2654-46W : 1 October 2014), Mary Anna Wyburn, 1856; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Taunton, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7DX-MGZ : 14 January 2016), Mary Ann Wyburn in household of Henry J Wyburn, Hillfarrance, Somersetshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DRD-48X : 22 May 2014), Mary Anna Wyburn, 1880; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1880, quarter 3, vol. 5C, p. 946, Bath, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Q-CDBY : 18 August 2016), Mary A George in household of Francis J George, Newington, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 23, Piece/Folio 551/43, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,294.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WLD6-RN2 : 15 October 2015), Mary A George in household of Frances J I George, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X961-J4Q : 29 August 2015), Mary A George in household of Francis J George, Croydon, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Croydon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8G-3LV : 20 January 2015), Mary Anna George, Croydon, South Norwood S E, Surrey, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Herbert Wyburn George

H Wyburn George, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/h-wyburn-george_181991607: “Born in England. H Wyburn married Bessie Winnifred Smith and had 2 children. He passed away on 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XPF-912 : 1 October 2014), Herbert Wyburn George, 1886; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hackney, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WLDF-M3Z : 15 October 2015), Herbert George in household of Frances J I George, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X961-J44 : 29 August 2015), Herbert W George in household of Francis J George, Croydon, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Croydon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-TBP : 21 January 2016), Herbert Wybum George and Bessie Winifred Smith, 16 Nov 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

H. Wyburn George and Freda Smith, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, November 18, 1912, page 7:

“George—Smith

At Christ church on Saturday morning a quiet wedding was solemnized by the Rev. C.C. Owen, the bridal pair being Miss Freda Smith, the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Stephen Smith of Turville Grange, Henley-on-Thames, and Mrs. Smith, of 1562 Thirteenth avenue east, Vancouver, and Mr. H. Wyburn George, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivory George of South Norwood, Surrey.

The bride, who wore a travelling suit of grey and grey hat trimmed with cerise, was given away by her mother, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. J.L Matson acted as best man. Mr. Chubb, the organist at Christ church, rendered very admirably, Elgar’s ‘Salut d’Amour,’ before the ceremony, and Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” as the wedding party left the church. They travelled to Victoria, where the honeymoon will be spent, the same morning [sic].

Mr. and Mrs. George, who have a large circle of friends in the city, have been the recipients of many beautiful presents. The evening prior to the wedding Mrs. Stephen Smith entertained a company of friends at an ‘at home’ and dance in honor of her daughter’s marriage. Mr. and Mrs. George will reside at Holly lodge, Davie street, upon their return from Victoria.”

H. Wyburn George and Freda Smith, wedding description, Vancouver World, November 18, 1912, page 8 [similar to H. Wyburn George and Freda Smith, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, November 18, 1912, page 7.]

Canadian Great War Project, Herbert Wyburn George; http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=139956.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H25-F2R : 27 December 2014), Herbert Wyburn George, Jun 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14796, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Herbert Wyburn George (indexed as Herbert Nytura George); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

The Social Side of Life, Vancouver Daily World, February 13, 1920, page 6; Mrs. Mayne Daly Hamilton’s tea; guests included Mr. and Mrs. H. Wyburn George.

Masonic Dance, Vancouver Daily World, February 2, 1924, page 9; list of participants included Mr. and Mrs. H. Wyburn George.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-M7N : 30 September 2015), Herbert Wyburn George, 1955.

Herbert Wyburn George, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 11, 1955, page 26; Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1955, page 28; Vancouver Sun, August 12, 1955, page 32; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6D5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=04kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1284%2C2272833: “George—Passed peacefully away in Shaughnessy Hospital on august 10, 1955, Herbert Wyburn George of 3361 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, in his 70th year. Survived by his wife; 1 son, Paul, West Vancouver; 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral service Friday, August 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, 1049 W. Georgia St., Rev. F.A. Ramsey officiating, followed by cremation at the Vancouver Crematorium.”

 

Stephen Smith (father of Bessie Winifred Smith)

Stephen Smith, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/stephen-smith_145901014: “Born in Bucklebury Bradfield, Berk, England on 25 Jun 1844 to Stephen Smith and Louisa Walker. Stephen married Mary Hobbs and had 11 children. He passed away on 24 Jul 1896 in Turville Heath, Buckinghamshire, England.”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J1J-W55 : 31 December 2014), Stephen Smith, 1896; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mary Hobbs (mother of Bessie Winifred Smith)

Mary Hobbs; http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/mary-hobbs_149446635: “Born in Cookham, Berk, England on 4 Dec 1846 to Joseph Hobbs and Mary Barnett. Mary married Stephen Smith and had 11 children. She passed away on 12 Dec 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-P2L : 30 September 2015), Mary Smith, 1916.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7RGG : 11 July 2016), Mary Hobbs Smith, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26258167, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26258167.

 

Bessie Winifred (“Freda”) Smith

Bessie Winnifred Smith; http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/bessie-winnifred-smith_171627874: Born in Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire, England on 6 Jun 1883 to Stephen Smith and Mary Hobbs. Bessie Winnifred married H Wyburn George and had 2 children. She passed away on Jul 1981 in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

Bessie Winnifred Smith, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/bessie-winnifred-smith_171627874: “Born in Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire, England on 6 Jun 1883 to Stephen Smith and Mary Hobbs. Bessie Winnifred married H Wyburn George and had 2 children. She passed away on Jul 1981 in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

1921 Canada Census, Bessie Winifred George in household of Herbert Wyburn George (indexed as Herbert Nytura George); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL18-2YJ : 30 September 2015), Bessie Winifred George, 1981.

Bessie Winifred George, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 16, 1981, page D2; Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1981, page E8: “George—Bessie Winifred (Freda), passed away peacefully on July 14, 1981 at Beacon Hill Private Hospital, West Vancouver. Survived by her loving son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Marjorie; 1 grandson, Christopher (Nairobi); 1 great-grandsons. Service at St. Richard’s Anglican Church, 1389 West 15th St., North Vancouver, Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Virginia Bryant officiating. No flowers by request. If desired, donations may be made to St. Richard’s Church.”

 

Paul Wyburn George (son of Herbert Wyburn George)

Paul Wyburn George, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/paul-wyburn-george_148442586: “Born to H Wyburn George and Bessie Winnifred Smith.”

Paul Wyburn George, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/paul-wyburn-george_148442586: “Born to H Wyburn George and Bessie Winnifred Smith.”

1921 Canada Census, Paul Wyburn George in household of Herbert Wyburn George (indexed as Herbert Nytura George); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-476168; Paul Wyburn George and Marjorie Forsyth; date of marriage: September 2, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939476168.jpg.

 

Marjorie Forsyth (wife of Paul Wyburn George)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-8CW : 30 September 2015), John Dodds Forsyth, 1942. (father of Marjorie Forsyth)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTV-YLL : 30 September 2015), Frances Caroline Forsyth, 1964. (mother of Marjorie Forsyth)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MT8T : 2 March 2015), Marjorie Forsyth in entry for John D Forsyth, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

Richard Wyburn George (son of Herbert Wyburn George)

Richard Wyburn George, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/richard-wyburn-george_170325093: “Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 17 Sep 1913 to H Wyburn George and Bessie Winnifred Smith. Richard Wyburn married Ann Day. He passed away on 1946 in England [sic].”

1921 Canada Census, Richard Wyburn George in household of Herbert Wyburn George (indexed as Herbert Nytura George); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPD-9RN : 30 September 2015), Richard W George, 1948.

 

Ann Day (wife of Richard Wyburn George)

Ann Day, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/ann-day_157371214: “Born. Ann married Richard Wyburn George.”

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