Grant, Fenwick William (1881-1954)

Fenwick William Grant was a carpenter and mill hand.

He lived at 1954 Georgia Street from 1919 to 1923.

 

Early Life

Fenwick William Grant was born on October 17, 1881, in Port Hastings, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His parents were William Philpott Grant (1853-1898) and Mary Ann Heughan (1862-1942).

 

To British Columbia

By 1905, Fenwick was living in New Westminster, British Columbia.

 

“New Westminster and Vicinity,” Vancouver Province, March 20, 1905, page 11, column 3.

 

 

Marriage to Caroline McDonald

On August 9, 1905, in New Westminster, Fenwick married Caroline Elizabeth McDonald. She was born on February 25, 1883, in Michigan State. Her parents were Roderick McDonald and Adelaide (or Ida) Burton.

 

Life in Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Fenwick and Caroline lived for a time in New Westminster. About 1912, they built a house at 712 Fourth Street in  New Westminster.

In 1918, Fenwick was working as a mechanic for Canadian Laundry Limited. In 1919, he became a manager for Canadian Laundry.

From 1919 to 1923, Fenwick and Caroline were at 1954 Georgia Street.

From 1920 to 1922, Fenwick was an employee of Canadian Lumber and Timber Company.

In 1923, he was a carpenter with Pacific Box Company.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1058

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1058

 

In 1924, Fenwick and Caroline were at 1950 West First Avenue.

In 1925, they were at 3432 West 10th Avenue.

 

Later Life

Fenwick and Caroline later lived in Oliver and Penticton, British Columbia.

Caroline died in Oliver on March 6, 1944. She was buried in Oliver.

Fenwick died in Penticton on February 24, 1954. He was buried in Oliver.

 

Vancouver Province, March 5, 1954, page 7, column 5.

 

Fenwick and Caroline had the following children.

 

Adel Sylvia Grace Grant

Adel Sylvia Grace Grant was born in Portland, Oregon on June 13, 1906.

On October 14, 1927, in Summerland, British Columbia, Adel married Richard James Melville Cousins. He was born on November 9, 1904 in Newport, Monmouth, Wales. His parents were William E. Cousins and Florence Mary Syne.

Richard died in California in 1971.

Adel died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on October 31, 1983.

 

Olive Grant

Olive Grant was born in Vancouver about 1909.

On April 24, 1930, in West Summerland, British Columbia, she married Alvin Doney Wilson, who was a planerman. He was born in Snowflake, in the Rural Municipality of Pembina, Manitoba, on November 12, 1906.

Alvin died in Penticton, British Columbia, on January 9, 1991.

 

William Burton Grant

William Burton Grant was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, on July 18, 1913.

He worked as a truck driver.

On July 3, 1936, in Vancouver, William married Mary Christina Elizabeth Pfaff. She was born on February 4, 1907, in Neepawa, Manitoba. Her parents were John Pfaff and Barbara Ellen Coulter.

William died in Surrey, British Columbia on January 27, 1985. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mary died in Surrey on April 8, 1996.

 

Sources

William Philpott Grant (father of Fenwick William Grant)

Opposite the City, Captain William Philpot Grant; https://oppositethecity.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/captain-william-philpot-grant/.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Gr to Gz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votegr.htm: “Grant, William Philpot, 145 4th St, Master mariner, NWC.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL6-VJD : accessed 16 December 2015), William Philpot Grant, 1898.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2YZR : accessed 16 December 2015), William Philpot Grant, ; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 73723814, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73723814.

 

Mary Ann Wilson Heughan (mother of Fenwick William Grant)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-YHV : accessed 16 December 2015), Mary Ann Wilson Grant, 1942.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2YZK : accessed 16 December 2015), Mary Ann Grant, ; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 73723871, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73725551.

 

Fenwick William Grant

“Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMG9-ZN4 : accessed 16 December 2015), Fenwick Williams Grant, 1881, Birth Registration; citing p. 70002468, volume 1904, Port Hastings, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada; Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

“Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRF-2MQ6 : accessed 16 December 2015), Fenwick Williams Grant, 17 Oct 1881; citing Birth, Port Hastings, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate number 2468, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-CXL : accessed 16 December 2015), Fenwick William Grant and Caroline Elizabeth Mcdonald, 09 Aug 1905; citing Vancover, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

Fenwick W. Grant House; 712 4th St, New Westminster- $799,900; http://www.vancouvercondos.biz/712-4th-st-property-537214.html?show_mobile=1.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL52-C61 : accessed 16 December 2015), Fenwick William Grant, 1954.

 

Caroline Elizabeth McDonald (wife of Fenwick William Grant)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVT-J97 : accessed 16 December 2015), Caroline Elizebeth Grant, 1944.

 

Adele Sylvia Grace Grant (daughter of Fenwick William Grant)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1J-37H : accessed 16 December 2015), Adele Sylvia Cousins, 1983.

 

Richard James Melville Cousins (husband of Adele Sylvia Grace Grant)

Richard James Melville Cousins (

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FXQ-42R : accessed 16 December 2015), Richard James M Cousins, 1904; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newport (Monmouthshire), Monmouthshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD9-RW9 : accessed 16 December 2015), Richard James Melville Cousins and Adele Sylvia Grace Grant, 14 Oct 1927; citing Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13754, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,507.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGYL-H83 : 26 November 2014), Richard J Cousins, 03 Sep 1971; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V95B-V3B : 20 May 2014), Richard Cousins, Sep 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Olive Grant (daughter of Fenwick William Grant)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-4LJ : accessed 16 December 2015), Olive Grant in entry for Fenwick Grant, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-2T6 : accessed 16 December 2015), Alvin Doney Wilson and Olive Grant, 24 Apr 1930; citing West Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556.

British Columbia Order in Council 1279/1985, June 19, 1985; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/1279_1985: Transfers a closed road allowance to Alvin Doney Wilson and Olive Wilson, joint tenants, Summerland, British Columbia.

 

Alvin Doney Wilson (husband of Olive Grant)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1906-001857; Alvin Doney Wilson; date of birth: November 12, 1906; place of birth: Rural Municipality of Pembina; mother: Eva Clara Doney.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-000904; Alvin Doney Wilson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17148; date of death: January 9, 1991-01-09; place of death: Penticton; age at death: 84; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e3f88e50-bbbf-49af-9715-b80501fa80a5; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8480ab8c-fa0a-44e7-893e-7026cd1f6ced.

Alvin Doney Wilson; http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/alvin-doney-wilson_115977895?geo_a=r&o_iid=41015&o_lid=41015&o_sch=Web+Property.

 

William Burton Grant (son of Fenwick William Grant)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1907-1607176; Mary Christina Pfaff; date of birth: February 4, 1907; place of birth: Riding Mountain; mother: Barbara Elle [sic] Coulter.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1936-09-437639; William Burton Grant, and Mary Christine Elizabeth Pfaff; date of marriage: July 3, 1936; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/11144859-11d6-499f-b286-1963ea2435bd.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL9-KX6 : accessed 16 December 2015), William Burton Grant, 1985.

 

Mary Christine Elizabeth Pfaff (wife of William Burton Grant)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-007896; Mary Christine Elizabeth Grant; date of death: April 8, 1996; place of death: Surrey; age at death: 89; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/15a818cb-1aba-47fc-88ed-47cbf30bb0ce; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/58042333-cf37-42cd-bb66-eb349ecb8a00.

 

Cora May Grant (sister of Fenwick William Grant)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTX-2PK : accessed 16 December 2015), Cora May Grant, 1963.