Gordon, Charles Llewellyn Wallace (1878-1955)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 270.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 270.

Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon was a reporter for the Vancouver Province newspaper. He lived at 1869 Georgia Street in 1905 and 1906.

Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon was born in Toronto, Ontario, on March 2, 1878. (He was often called “Lew.”) Lew’s father was George Burrows Gordon, who was a lawyer in Toronto. Lew’s mother was Ada Elizabeth Lynes.

The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families; Together With Their Paternal Ancestry; by Joseph Foster; London, 1886, page 37, https://archive.org/stream/royallineageofou04fost#page/n86/mode/1up.

The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families; Together With Their Paternal Ancestry; by Joseph Foster; London, 1886, page 37, https://archive.org/stream/royallineageofou04fost#page/n86/mode/1up.

Lew first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1900-1901. He was a reporter for The Province newspaper.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 821.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 821.

The Gordon family appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1900 822 Pender Street
1901 Not listed under Vancouver names
1902 840 Pender Street
1903 1631 Burnaby Street
1904 to 1906 1869 Georgia Street
1907 978 Granville Street
1908 1033 Pacific Street
1909 to 1933 1755 East Second Avenue

On February 1, 1904, in Vancouver, Lew married Myra Eleanor McLennan. She was born on February 11, 1881, in Fort William, Ontario. Her father was Charles James McLennan (1850-1926), who was an engineer and railway contractor. Myra’s mother was Annie Marion McCallum (1856-1936).

Lew worked as the city editor of The Province until about 1913.

From 1914 to 1917 he was British Columbia’s censor for moving pictures.

“Race Meets and Films; Presbyterian Synod Deals with Subjects Relating to Local Affairs—Local Censorship is Approved,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 8, 1915, page 2, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y102uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

“Race Meets and Films; Presbyterian Synod Deals with Subjects Relating to Local Affairs—Local Censorship is Approved,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 8, 1915, page 2, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y102uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

In 1917, Lew had refused to allow the movie theatres to show a film called “Damaged Goods,” which was a re-edited and updated version of a controversial 1914 film. The advertisements for the film said: “‘Damaged Goods’ pictures the terrible consequences of vice and the physical ruin that follows the abuse of moral law. It is a stirring plea for a pure life before marriage, in order to make impossible the transmission of hereditary traits to future generations.”

The provincial Attorney General overruled Lew’s decision. Lew quit his job as the provincial censor and Walter Hepburn became the new censor.

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 14, 1917, page 6, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y239uvic#page/n5/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 14, 1917, page 6, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y239uvic#page/n5/mode/1up.

For the next years, Lew had a series of occupations.

  • In 1918, he was a clerk at the Exemption Board, which reviewed claims of military conscripts who did not wish to serve during the First World War.
  • In 1919, he was the general secretary of the Moderation League. This was an association of business representatives who were opposed to prohibition of alcohol.
  • In 1920, he was a manufacturer’s agent.
  • From 1921 to 1924, he was a gold miner and mining promoter.
  • In 1925, he returned to The Province, where he was the city editor until 1933.
  • From 1934 to 1936, he was a farmer at Langley Prairie, British Columbia.
  • In the late 1930s he served briefly as the city editor of the Vancouver News Herald newspaper.
  • When the Second World War began, he became the western censor of publications. In 1943, he retired because of health issues.

Lew and Myra lived in Langley until 1951, when they moved to Sechelt, British Columbia.

Lew died in Sechelt on April 3, 1955.

Myra died in Sechelt on February 26, 1987.

Lew and Myra had the following children.

 

Charles Roy Arthur Gordon

Charles Roy Arthur Gordon (sometimes called “Roy”) was born in British Columbia (probably in Vancouver), on July 30, 1906. (Some sources give his name as “Charles Roy Adlour Gordon.” The writing on his death certificate is difficult to read.)

He died in a drowning incident on July 26, 1924, at Cortez Island, British Columbia.

 

Frank Llewellyn Gordon

Frank Llewellyn Gordon was born in Vancouver on November 8, 1908.

He worked as a taxi driver in Vancouver.

Frank married Julia Echo Anderson. She was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 5, 1909. Her father was Peter Jule [or Jules] Andersen, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, about 1877. Julia’s mother was Echo Bahr (1889-1951). Peter’s and Echo’s marriage ended in divorce. On May 15, 1917, Echo married William Spencer Green (1888-1963). Julia sometimes went by the name of “Julie Green.”

Frank died in Vancouver on April 15, 1957.

Julia later married Joseph Edmond Lionel Gaudet. He was born in Quebec on January 20, 1903. He died in Powell River, British Columbia, on April 1, 1971.

Julia died in Powell River on October 17, 1986.

 

Hugh Bernel Gordon

Hugh Bernel Gordon was born in Vancouver on March 10, 1911.

He worked as an insurance broker.

On May 17, 1938, in Vancouver, Hugh married Hazel May Moore. She was born in Vancouver on May 30, 1911. Her father was Montague Moore. Her mother was Ethel Harriet Hutchings.

Hazel died in Sechelt, British Columbia, on March 11, 1975.

Hugh died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 21, 1994.

Hugh and Hazel had a daughter, Ann Llewellyn Gordon (1940-2002), who married Ronald Lawrence (Laurie) Frisby (1939-2006).

 

Sources

George Burrows Gordon (father of Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ9-XBL : 10 April 2015), George Burrows Gordon and Ada Elizabeth Lynes, 13 Mar 1877; citing registration , Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,651.

Marriages – 1877 Toronto; http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/CAN-ONT-YORK/2004-08/1091934424: “#013103-77 George Burrows GORDON, 28, Goderich Ont, Toronto, b, barrister, s/o Murdo Cameron & Annie GORDON, married Ada Elizabeth LYNES, 20, Toronto, same, s, d/o William LYNES & “mother’s name not given”, witn: F.S. ROLPH, Jennie M. HARRISON, both Toronto, married 13 March 1877, All Saints Church.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFW-2JV : 18 November 2014), George B. Gordon, Parkdale, York West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13248, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,884; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008183758.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGX-6H2 : 13 November 2014), George Gordon, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148174; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148174-00138.

 

William Lynes (father of Ada Elizabeth Lynes)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQC-2TS : 13 December 2014), William Lynes, 1856; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1856, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 320, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-N5D : 13 November 2014), William Lynes, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 19, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00664.pdf.

 

Elizabeth Horsell (mother of Ada Elizabeth Lynes)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQC-C5T : 13 December 2014), Elizabeth Horsell, 1856; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1856, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 320, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-LXV : 13 November 2014), Elizabeth Lynes, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 19, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00664.pdf.

“New York Marriages, 1686-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6Q4-FMP : 12 December 2014), Francis William Bell and Elizabeth Lynes, 18 Apr 1881; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,562,448.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24S9-CRQ : 20 March 2015), Francis Bell and Elizabeth Lynes, 18 Apr 1881; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,562,448.

 

Ada Elizabeth Lynes (mother of Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3SNL-Q8Q : accessed 2017-04-27), entry for Ada /LYNES/.

Ada LYNES, A Kiwi Adams finding his Roots!; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kiwig&id=I30101: “Father: William LYNES b: in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada [sic]; Mother: Elizabeth HORSELL b: 1838 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England c: 5 Jun 1838 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-NP5 : 13 November 2014), Ada Lynes, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 19, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00664.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ9-XBL : 10 April 2015), George Burrows Gordon and Ada Elizabeth Lynes, 13 Mar 1877; citing registration , Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,651.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFW-2JK : 18 November 2014), Ada Gordon in household of George B. Gordon, Parkdale, York West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13248, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,884; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008183758.pdf.

 

Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFW-2J2 : 18 November 2014), Charles L. W. Gordon in household of George B. Gordon, Parkdale, York West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13248, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,884.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGX-6HL : 13 November 2014), Mcwellyn [sic] Gordon, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148174; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148174-00138.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BVL : 26 April 2017), Charles L Gordon in entry for Mary A Fraser, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59861&highlight=42&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+L.+Gordon; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010327.pdf.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-3ZD : 21 January 2016), Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon and Elleanor Myra Mclennan, 01 Feb 1904; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

C.L.W. Gordon and Myra E. MacLennan, wedding notice, Vancouver Province, February 2, 1904, page 3: “Wedding Bells; Gordon-MacLennan. A wedding was celebrated at the First Presbyterian Church last evening, the contracting parties being Mr. C.L.W. Gordon of The Province staff and Miss Myra E. MacLennan. The ceremony was a very quiet one, and was performed by the Rev. R.G. MacBeth. The bride, who returned only a few days ago from an extended visit to relatives at White Horse, was given away by Mr. T.A. Dickson of White Horse. The groom, who is one of the best known and most popular newspapermen in the city, was supported by Mr. A.J. Kappele. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon have the best wishes of a large number of friends both in business and social circles throughout the city. They will take up their residence on Georgia street.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YPN : 2 March 2015), Charles U Gordon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62224&highlight=15&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+W%3F+Gordon; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941321.pdf [indexed as Charles V. Bordon.]

British Columbia Archives; Series GR-0490 – Censor of moving pictures records; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/censor-of-moving-pictures-records: “In March 1913, the legislature passed an Act to Regulate Theatres and Kinematographs [3 Geo. 5, c.72]. This statute, known generally as the Moving Pictures Act, created the office of Censor of Moving Pictures in the Department of the AttorneyGeneral. Under the terms of the legislation, the censor had the authority to permit or prohibit the exhibition of any motion pictures in the province.”

Damaged Goods (film), Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damaged_Goods_(film).

Damaged Goods (1914); http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003815/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Military Service Act (Canada), Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Service_Act_(Canada).

1921 Canada Census, C Llewellyn Gordon; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-G2X : 13 April 2017), Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/570684fd-b845-45e8-9ae1-c26cc5255065.

“Well-known newsman, Lew Gordon, dies at 77; Former Province city editor,” Vancouver Province, April 4, 1955, page 34:

Lew Gordon, one of the few remaining links with Vancouver’s early newspaper days, died Sunday at his home in Sechelt.

Former city editor of The Province, the first moving picture censor in B.C., a pioneer of the Yukon before the turn of the century, Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon was one of the best-known British Columbia news writers of the early days.

Many of today’s editors and reporters learned their profession under him, and his stern, gruff, but always good-hearted tutelage was the highlight of many Vancouver newspapermen’s training.

Lew Gordon was born in Toronto 77 years ago, son of a prominent Ontario barrister, George Gordon. As a youth he went to school in England, later lived in Buenos Aires with his father, and eventually came west as a young man.

It was soon after his period in the Yukon, around the time of the gold rush, that he came to The Province. After some years he “retired” from the newspaper business for the first time. That was when he became moving picture censor.

In 1925 he rejoined The Province and remained as city editor until 1933, when he “retired” for the second time. He returned to newspapers shortly before the war, as city editor of the News Herald, but after a year or so made his third “retirement.”

This time he remained on his Langley farm until the war broke out and Ottawa asked him to become western censor of publications. He remained in this post until 1943, when poor health forced him into his final retirement. He went back to Langley, but in 1951 moved to Sechelt.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Frank Llewellyn, of Vancouver, and Hugh Bernel of Sechelt. Two grandchildren live at Sechelt.

Funeral service will be held at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Vancouver Crematorium at Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. T.E. Harris of Langley will officiate.”

Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 4, 1955, page 28; Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1955, page 32: “Gordon—On April 3, 1955, Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon of Sechelt, B.C. Survived by his loving wife, Myra, at home; 2 sons, Frank Llewellyn, Vancouver, and Hugh Bernel, Sechelt. Rev. T.E. Harris will conduct the funeral service in the Vancouver crematorium, Mountain View cemetery, on Tuesday, April 5, at 2:15 p.m. Mount Pleasant Co., directors. No flowers by request.”

 

Charles James McLennan (father of Myra Eleanor McLennan)

McLennan, Charles James 1850?-1926, by BrentScollie; Posted: 22 Jan 2000 04:00AM; Surnames: McLennan, McCallum; https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=102&p=localities.northam.canada.ontario.glengarry: “Charles James McLennan born about 1850/52 Martintown, Charlottenberg Township, Glengarry County Ontario to Ontario-born John and Ellen McLennan. Married 1 January 1880 Annie Marian McCallum at Prince Arthur’s Landing ON. Died 5 May 1926 Vancouver BC age 75. Early CPR employee 1881. Lived 26 years Whitehorse Yukon Territory returning to Vancouver 1924. Two sons, Arthur, Clarence; one daughter Myra Eleanor, Mrs. Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon. . . . I also went back to the obituary in the Vancouver Daily Province for Thursday May 6, 1926 which reads: Charles J. McLennan died Wednesday May 5 at home 1755 Second Ave East. Leaves wife [nee Annie Marian McCallum], four brothers Kenneth of Lethbridge; Donald of Burnaby; Robert of Cortes Island; Thomas of Ontario; two sisters in East; daughter [Myra] Mrs C.L. Gordon; son C.C. McLennan of Vancouver. Burial Mountain View cemetery, Vancouver.”

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNR-KW8 : 10 April 2015), Charles J Mclennan and Annie M Mccallum, 01 Jan 1880; citing registration , Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,509.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-6DR : 18 November 2014), Charles McLennan, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-2Y2 : 13 November 2014), Charles J Mclennan, Neebing Centre & South, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148125; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148125-00648.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-Z78 : 26 April 2017), Charles J Mclennan, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2H-4QZ : 13 April 2017), Charles J Mclennan, 1926.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QVFD : 13 December 2015), Charles J. Mclennan, 1926; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301918, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301918.

 

Annie Maria McCallum (mother of Myra Eleanor McLennan)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNR-KWX : 10 April 2015), Charles J Mclennan and Annie M Mccallum, 01 Jan 1880; citing registration , Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,509.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-6DT : 18 November 2014), Annie McLennan in household of Charles McLennan, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-2YL : 13 November 2014), Annie Mclennan, Neebing Centre & South, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148125; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148125-00648.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-Z7D : 26 April 2017), Annie Mclennan in entry for Charles J Mclennan, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLY-4FX : 13 April 2017), Annie Marian Mclennan, 1936.

Annie Marian McLennan, death notice, Vancouver Sun, September 3, 1936, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jvRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1226%2C331542: “McLennan—Sept. 1st, 1936, Annie Marian McLennan, of 5461 Douglas Road, in her 81st year. Survived by one son, Charles C., of this city; one daughter, Mrs. C.L. Gordon, Landley Prairie; also 3 sisters, Mrs. Kenneth McLennan, Vitoria, B.C.; Emma and Margaret McCallum of Vancouver. Funeral service in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co., Friday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. David Scott officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. (“And let light perpetual shine on her.”)”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QV6T : 11 July 2016), Annie Marion McCallum MacLennan, 1936; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301917, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301917.

 

Myra Eleanor McLennan (wife of Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-6DY : 18 November 2014), Myra McLennan in household of Charles McLennan, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-2YG : 13 November 2014), Mayra Mclennan, Neebing Centre & South, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148125; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148125-00648.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-Z76 : 26 April 2017), Myra E Mclennan in entry for Charles J Mclennan, 1901.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-3ZC : 21 January 2016), Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon and Elleanor Myra Mclennan, 01 Feb 1904; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YPJ : 2 March 2015), Mora Gordon in entry for Charles U Gordon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62224&highlight=16&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Mora+Gordon; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941321.pdf [indexed as Mora Bordan].

1921 Canada Census, Myra Gordon in household of C Llewellyn Gordon;; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYM-LZQ : 13 April 2017), Myra Eleanor Gordon, 1967; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/94825ea9-c1ef-4e64-a262-3fcef189206f.

Myra E. Gordon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1967, page 29: “Gordon—Myra E. Gordon, suddenly on February 26, 1967, in her 87th year, late of Sechelt, B.C. Relict of Charles Llewellyn Gordon. Survived by 1 son, Hugh Bernel Gordon; 2 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 1, 1967 in Garden Chapel, Ocean View Burial Park at 1 p.m., Rev. Canon T.E. Harris officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Charles Roy Arthur Gordon (son of Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YPV : 2 March 2015), Roy Gordon in entry for Charles U Gordon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62224&highlight=17&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Roy+Gordon; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941321.pdf [indexed as Roy Bordan].

1921 Canada Census, Roy Gordon in household of C Llewellyn Gordon;; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-3WL : 13 April 2017), Charles Roy Adlour Gordon, 1924.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-G11J : 13 December 2015), Charles Roy Arthur Gordon, 1924; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35332820, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35332820.

 

Frank Llewellyn Gordon (son of Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YPK : 2 March 2015), Frank Gordon in entry for Charles U Gordon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62224&highlight=18&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frank%3F+L.+Gordon; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941321.pdf [indexed as Frank Bordan].

1921 Canada Census, Frank Gordon in household of C Llewellyn Gordon; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPF-17J : 13 April 2017), Frank Llewellyn Gordon, 1957; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e1cc6794-130c-4aa4-b934-5a302b5740d3.

Frank Llewellyn Gordon, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 17, 1957, page 30; Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1957, page 34: “Gordon—Suddenly on April 15, 1957, Frank Llewellyn, Gordon, of 1826 Barclay St., aged 48 years. Survived by his widow, Vancouver; his mother, Mrs. C.L. Gordon, and 1 brother, both of Sechelt. Rev. T.E. Harris will conduct the funeral service in the Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway at 11th Ave., on Thursday, April 18, at 12 noon. Cremation.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3F5K : 13 December 2015), Frank Llewellyn Gordon, 1957; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301915, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301915.

 

Peter Jule Anderson (father of Juliane Echo Anderson)

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNY-RQ3D : 22 October 2015), Peter Jule Anderson and Echo Bahr, 1909.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNB-Z3XH : 22 October 2015), Peter Jule Anderson and Echo Bahr, 1909.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLBZ-PBZ : accessed 27 April 2017), Peter J Anderson, Portland Ward 9, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 215, sheet 17B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1289; FHL microfilm 1,375,302.

 

Echo Bahr (mother of Juliane Echo Anderson)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ8-RNL : 12 December 2014), Echo Bahr, 27 Jan 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1889-09-008035; Echo Bahr; date of birth: January 27, 1889; place of birth: Shawnigan District; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1e795046-1d1e-40d9-838a-82a56eaf5ba2.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR5-PHX : 27 November 2014), Echo Bahr, 27 Jan 1889; citing British Columbia, Canada, 27 Jan 1889, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-WGB : 13 November 2014), Echo Bahr, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-FQQ : 27 April 2017), Echo Bahr in entry for Sarrah Bahr, 1901.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNY-RQ3D : 22 October 2015), Peter Jule Anderson and Echo Bahr, 1909.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNB-Z3XH : 22 October 2015), Peter Jule Anderson and Echo Bahr, 1909.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-TW5 : 21 January 2016), William Spencer Green and Echo Andersen, 15 May 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/51d867a9-ec85-4e36-b538-d11c15ce683b.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPP-LXQ : 13 April 2017), Echo Green, 1951.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3N48 : 13 December 2015), Echo Green, 1951; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26257577, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26257577.

 

William Spencer Green (husband of Echo Anderson (née Bahr))

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XRL-Y8Q : 1 October 2014), William Spencer Green, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-TW5 : 21 January 2016), William Spencer Green and Echo Andersen, 15 May 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/51d867a9-ec85-4e36-b538-d11c15ce683b.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTN-X55 : 13 April 2017), William Spencer Green, 1963; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ccf3d9cb-9c74-4bd0-ba5b-93e0890153b5.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3NKT : 13 December 2015), William Spencer Green, 1963; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26296176, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26296176.

 

Julia Echo Green (wife of Frank Llewellyn Gordon)

Possible children to William Spencer J GREEN & Echo BAHR, Vancouver area; https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=tree&m=8129&p=localities.northam.canada.britishcolumbia.general: “Julie Echo Gaudet, b June 5 1909 Victoria; died 17 Oct 1986 Powell River; husband Edmond Jules Gaudet; father Peter Jules Anderson of Copenhagen; mother Echo Bahr . . .; Julie married first to Frank Gordon in WA, he died in BC in 1957.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLBZ-PBD : accessed 27 April 2017), Echo J Anderson in household of Peter J Anderson, Portland Ward 9, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 215, sheet 17B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1289; FHL microfilm 1,375,302.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVL-6P8 : 13 April 2017), Julia Echo Gaudet, 1986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/10fee9a3-a6fa-4b33-ac71-29d6210c8183.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-RV1N : 11 July 2016), Julia Echo Andersen Gaudet, 1986; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 135530454, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135530454.

 

Joseph Edmond Lionel Gaudet (husband of Julia Echo Anderson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYL-Y5L : 13 April 2017), Joseph Edmond Lionel Gaudet, 1971.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-RV1F : 13 December 2015), Joseph Edmond Lionel Gaudet, 1971; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 135530338, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135530338.

 

Hugh Bernel Gordon (son of Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YP2 : 2 March 2015), Bernel Gordon in entry for Charles U Gordon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62224&highlight=19&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Be%3F%3Fah+Gordon; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941321.pdf [indexed as Beniah Bordan].

1921 Canada Census, Barnel Gordon in household of C Llewellyn Gordon; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-B2B1 : 2 February 2016), Hugh Bernel Gordon and Hazel May Moore, 1938; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8e3a8210-4ae6-46c8-a59d-a132b1edef69.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-018609; Hugh Bernel Gordon; date of death: September 21, 1994; place of death: West Vancouver; age at death: 83; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/620a9d92-0a09-43f7-9287-adffe7854629; medical certificate of death; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0202f5c9-2778-4ce2-8448-f762fa084b0e.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBL-3J5 : 13 April 2017), Hazel May Gordon, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/061a8797-f7b8-4bd2-a894-ebf095c36277.

 

 

Hazel May Moore (wife of Hugh Bernel Gordon)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBL-3J5 : 13 April 2017), Hazel May Gordon, 1975.

 

Ann Llewellyn Gordon (daughter of Hugh Bernel Gordon)

Ann Llewellyn Frisby, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 28, 2002, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=ann-frisby&pid=157298634: “Frisby, Ann Llewellyn (nee Gordon); died peacefully at home on Friday evening, May 24, 2002. Born July 21, 1940 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. Survived by her husband of 37 years, Ronald Lawrence (Laurie); daughter Sara Llewellyn and son Ian Andrew; her brother Cameron Hugh John Gordon; her beloved Aunt Beatrice Julia Moore, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by her parents, Hazel Mae (nee Moore/Hutchings) (1975) and Hugh Bernel Gordon (1994). Lived in Langley (Livingston Road) until 1949 then moved to Sechelt where her family lived until 1991. Attended Crofton House School from 1952 to 1957 and attended the University of B.C. (Delta Gamma) from 1957 to 1964 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Also studied (1961-62) at the American University in Aix en Provence, France. Resident of West Vancouver for the past thirty-two years. Memorial Service to be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 29th, 2002 at Christ Church Cathedral, Georgia and Burrard Streets, Vancouver, B.C.; Dean Peter G. Elliott officiating. A reception celebrating the life of Ann will be held at the Vancouver Club following the Service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ann Llewellyn (Gordon) Frisby Award Fund at Crofton House School, 3200 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6N3E1 would be appreciated. “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree …”

 

Ronald Lawrence Frisby (husband of Ann Llewellyn Gordon)

R. Lawrence Frisby, death notice, Vancouver Sun and The Province, Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2006; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-r-frisby&pid=20433076: “Frisby, R. Lawrence September 21, 1939 – December 20, 2006 Laurie died peacefully at home Wednesday evening after inspirational battle with cancer. Predeceased by his beloved wife Ann in 2002, he is survived by his dear Barbara, his children Sara and Ian, Great Aunt Bea, brother David, and many cherished friends. He will be remembered for his love of friends, family, and adventure, his fearlessness, his sense of humour, his passion for life’s pleasures, and the Hidhurst Bermuda- Pimms- Croquet- Rum Swizzle Society. We are grateful that he had such a wonderful life, we only wish it could have been longer! A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 28 at 1:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard at Georgia. In lieu of flowers, we are extremely grateful for donations to Dr. Klimo’s clinic through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.”