Gibbons, William James (1878-1920)

William James Gibbons was a chauffeur. He lived at 1850 Alberni Street in 1910 and 1911.

He was born in England on May 10, 1878. It appears that his father was William James Gibbons and that his mother was Mary Smith.

He arrived in Vancouver about 1906. By 1908, he was working as a chauffeur, and was rooming at the Simcoe Rooming House, which Mrs. Mary Greer ran at 314 West Cordova Street.

In 1910 and 1911, William was at 1850 Alberni Street.

By 1913, he was living at 2428 Ash Street.

In 1914, he was at 2135 West Seventh Avenue. He was working as a chauffeur for “W.F. Hunting” [sic]. William Foster Huntting (1879-1930), who was the president of Huntting-Merritt Lumber Company, lived in a large house at 3689 Angus Drive.

In 1918 and 1919 William Gibbons was working for the Franklin Service Station at 777 West Pender Street.

William J Gibbons - Franklin Service Station - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory - 1919 - page 533 [edited image]

William J Gibbons – Franklin Service Station – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory – 1919 – page 533 [edited image]

By 1920, he was living at 5518 Churchill Street in Vancouver.

He died in Vancouver on March 7, 1920.

He was married, but no further information is available for his wife at this time.

 

 

Sources

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-1HK : accessed 16 July 2015), William James Gibbons, 07 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,294.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-38TS : accessed 16 July 2015), William James Gibbons, 1920; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26295663, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26295663

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