Grainger, David (1885-1950)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory Part 1, 1914, page 865 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory Part 1, 1914, page 865 [edited image].

David Grainger was a contractor who lived at 1819 Robson Street in 1914.

 

Family Background

According to one source, David Grainger was born on August 31, 1885 in Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland.

His parents were William Arthur Grainger (1852-1915) and Dorothea Nesbitt (about 1845-1932).

William Arthur Grainger was a ship owner in Belfast, Ireland.

"Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5V-CB3 : accessed 16 December 2015), William Arthur Grainger, 16 Mar 1915; citing 00147, 005014919, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 101,005.

“Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5V-CB3 : accessed 16 December 2015), William Arthur Grainger, 16 Mar 1915; citing 00147, 005014919, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 101,005.

 

In Vancouver

On September 15, 1913, in Vancouver, David married Margaret Macandrew.

Margaret was born in August 1893 in London, England. Her parents were John Edward Macandrew and Sophia Wylde. Since John Macandrew was in Europe at the time of the wedding, Sidney John Cocks (1891-1939) gave away Margaret at the wedding. Alfred Graham Steele was the best man at the wedding.

After David and Margaret went to Seattle for their honeymoon, they returned to Vancouver. They were living at 1819 Robson Street in 1914.

It appears that they travelled in August 1914 from Montreal, Quebec to Liverpool, England.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 581. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: David Grainger; Arrival Age: 28; Birth Date: abt 1886; Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada; Arrival Date: 12 Aug 1914; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: Lake Manitoba; Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific Line; Official Number: 113497.

According to one source, David died on May 19, 1950 in Ashley Gardens, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Sources

William Arthur Grainger (father of David Grainger)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “International Genealogical Index (IGI),” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MC58-477 : accessed 2015-12-17), entry for William Arthur Grainger.https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MC58-477: Spouse: Dora Nesbitt; Marriage: 24 September 1883; St.Saviour’s Oxen Birkenhead, Dublin, Ireland.

“Ireland Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPB2-6779 : 29 January 2019), Wm Arthur Grainger in household of Dorothy Grainger, Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland; citing Census, Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland, 0000079406, Public Record Office of Ireland, Belfast.

“Ireland Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QYZS-GW2M : 26 December 2018), William Grainger, 1911; citing Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland, Census, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin.

Board of Trade Wreck Report for ‘Tenet’, 1912; http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports2002/20114.asp (vessel was owned by William Arthur Grainger of Belfast, Ireland). PDF version of report: http://www.plimsoll.org/images/84014_tcm4-327580.pdf.

Board of Trade Wreck Report for ‘Topic’, 1913; http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports2002/20143.asp; PDF version of report: http://www.plimsoll.org/images/84043_tcm4-328199.pdf. “The vessel was owned by Mr. William Arthur Grainger who resides at 32, Donegall Quay, Belfast, and she was registered in the port of Belfast.”

“Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRKS-ZZG : accessed 16 December 2015), DEATHS entry for William Arthur Grainger; citing Belfast, Jan – Mar 1915, vol. 1, p. 392, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,606.

“Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5V-CB3 : accessed 16 December 2015), William Arthur Grainger, 16 Mar 1915; citing 00147, 005014919, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 101,005.

 

Dorothea (“Dora”) A. M. Nesbitt (mother of David Grainger)

William Nesbitt, Irish Biographical Directory, Compiled by Stanley Oliver Nesbitt of Drumnabreeze; http://www.nisbetts.co.uk/archives/nesbio.htm: “Rev. William Nesbitt b. 1807 eldest son of Allan N. of Stephen’s Green Dublin ent. TCD 3rd Nov 1823 aged 16, BA 1828, Ord P. 8th Sept 1832, D. C. Loughinisland 1832, Lic 16th Sept 1837 (DR) Downpatrick (page 108) Lic. 15th Nov 1843 (DR) Hollymount District Curate. He married at St. Peter’s Dublin 6th Oct 1842 Dorothea youngest dau. of Captain Digby of Clonmethan Co. Dublin. She died in Dublin 1st Nov 1849, when her husband was described as “formerly of Hollymount”. In consequence of ill health, caused by a fall from his horse in 1848 Mr. Nesbitt res. about the end of 1850. He died at 52 Caledonian Terrace Dublin 20th Jan 1876 aged 68. His youngest dau. Dora married at St. Saviour’s Oxton Birkenhead 24th Sept 1883 William Arthur Grainger, bro. of Rev. Cannon Grainger QV and 5th son of David G. of Whitabbey. (Biographical Succession Lists Down Diocese page 127 (Hollymount District Curates).

“Ireland Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q5YY-4Y6Z : 29 January 2019), Dora Grainger in household of Dorothy Grainger, Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland; citing Census, Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland, 0000079406, Public Record Office of Ireland, Belfast.

“Ireland Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QYZS-GWPZ : 26 December 2018), Dora Grainger in entry for William Grainger, 1911; citing Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland, Census, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin.

 

David Grainger

David Grainger (1885 – 1950); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Grainger-801: “David Grainger; Born 31 Aug 1885 in Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland; Son of William Arthur Grainger and [mother unknown]; Father of Bill Grainger. Died 19 May 1950 in Ashley Gardens, Belfast, Northern Irelandmap

“Ireland Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPBG-GKR3 : 29 January 2019), David Grainger in household of Dorothy Grainger, Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland; citing Census, Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland, 0000079406, Public Record Office of Ireland, Belfast.

“Ireland Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QYZS-G43Z : 26 December 2018), David Grainger in entry for William Grainger, 1911; citing Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ireland, Census, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-MGY : accessed 16 December 2015), David Grainger and Margaret Macandrew, 15 Sep 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

Margaret Macandrew and David Grainger, wedding notice, Vancouver Province, September 16, 1913, page 8: “A quiet wedding took place at St. Paul’s Church yesterday morning, September 15, when Miss Margaret Macandrew, only child of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Macandrew of Vancouver, and grand-daughter of the late Thomas Macandrew, crown solicitor for County Mayo, Ireland, was married to Mr. David Grainger, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Grainger of Oakfield, White Abbey, Belfast, Ireland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F.A.P. Chadwick. The bride (owing to the unavoidable absence of her father, who is in Europe), was given away by Mr. Cox. She wore a smart travelling gown of violet cloth, with hat to match. The duties of the best man were performed by Mr. Alfred Steele. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Grainger left for Seattle, where the honeymoon will be spent.”

Grainger-Macandrew, Vancouver Sun, September 18, 1913, page 7: “The Ref. F.A.P. Chadwick, at St. Paul’s, on the 15th instant, solemnized a marriage between Miss Margaret Macandrew, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Macandrew, of Vancouver, and granddaughter of the late Mr. Thos. Macandrew, solicitor for the crown for County Mayo, Ireland, and Mr. David Grainger, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Grainger of Oakfield, White Abbey, Belfast. The bride, who was unattended, wore her travelling costume of violet-colored cloth and hat en suite. Mr. Alfred Steele supported the groom. After a honeymoon in Washington state, Mr. and Mrs. Grainger will return here to reside.”

 

John Edward Macandrew (father of Margaret Macandrew)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DYZ-CG9 : accessed 16 December 2015), John Edward Macandrew, 1887; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MTKQ : accessed 16 December 2015), John E Macandrew Or Macairdrew, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

Sophia Wylde (mother of Margaret Macandrew)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DY8-YFZ : accessed 16 December 2015), Sophia Wylde, 1887; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MTK7 : accessed 16 December 2015), Sophia Macandrew Or Macairdrew in entry for John E Macandrew Or Macairdrew, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

Margaret Macandrew (wife of David Grainger)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F99-M5R : accessed 16 December 2015), Margaret Macandrew, 1893; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lambeth, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MTKW : accessed 16 December 2015), Margaret Macandrew Or Macairdrew in entry for John E Macandrew Or Macairdrew, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-MG5 : 11 March 2018), David Grainger and Margaret Macandrew, 15 Sep 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

 

John Grainger (uncle of David Grainger)

Canon Grainger — Country Rector, Magpie Collector and Father of the Ulster Museum. Kenneth James, Ulster Museum; June 19, 2014, http://antrimhistory.net/canon-grainger-country-rector-magpie-collector-and-father-of-the-ulster-museum-kenneth-james-ulster-museum/: [“Reverend Canon John Grainger, Doctor of Divinity, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and Rector of Broughshane, Co. Antrim.”] Includes brief references to family background.

“Death of Rev. Canon Grainger,” Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), November 26, 1891; Issue 23836, page 5.

Canon Grainger, D.D., Some Irish Naturalists: A Biographical Note-Book, 1830-1891; http://www.botanicgardens.ie/herb/books/inetok.htm: “John Grainger, D.D., was born in Belfast in 1830, and took his M.A. degree at Dublin University in 1859. He joined his father, a ship-owner, for a few years, but then entered the ministry, was curate successively in five parishes in Belfast and Dublin and finally became rector of Skerry and Rathcavan in Antrim; he lived there (at Broughshane) until his death. He worked at Pleistocene fossils when in Belfast, but soon devoted himself to collecting, first in the domains of zoology, geology, and archaeology, and later in almost every field, and filled his house at Broughshane (he was a bachelor) with specimens and objects from eve part of the world. Unfortunately these were often unlocalised and unlabelled. Before his death he presented his entire collection to the City of Belfast. I was in charge of its removal and packing, over fifty years ago now, and well remember the problem of dealing with so varied an assortment, for the objects ranged from a fair-sized dolmen to New Zealand weapons, flint-flakes, stuffed birds, beads, crystals, and microscopic shells. He published several papers on Pleistocene fossils, etc. Belfast Nat. Hist. and Phil. Soc. Centenary Volume, 77, portrait. 1924. Personal knowledge.”

John Grainger (1830 – 1891): Cleric, Church Of Ireland And Antiquarian; http://www.newulsterbiography.co.uk/index.php/home/viewPerson/568.

 

Sidney John Cocks (at wedding of David Grainger and Margaret Macandrew)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-RNT : accessed 17 December 2015), Sidney John Cocks and Elsie Beatrice Riley, 20 Sep 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLM-4Y6 : accessed 17 December 2015), Sidney John Cocks, 1939.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1P-2YT : accessed 17 December 2015), Elsie Beatrix Cocks, 1981.

 

Alfred Graham Steele (at wedding of David Grainger and Margaret Macandrew)

Canadian Expediationary Force; Name: Steele, Alfred Graham; Regimental Number: 2116; Date of Birth: 12/02/1890; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9254 – 23; Item Number: 248943; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=248943.

The London Gazette, June 12, 1928, page 4021; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33393/page/4021/data.pdf: “Regimental List; Honourable Artillery Company; Artillery — Capt. Alfred Graham Steele, late R.A.S.C., to be Capt. 13th June 1928.” (possible connection).