Grant , John Charles (1860-1935)

John Charles Grant operated a confectionery on Beach Avenue from about 1900 to 1905. In the Vancouver directories from 1903 to 1905, he was at 1855 Beach Avenue. (He was probably at the same location in 1901 and 1902.)

John Charles Grant was born in England on January 13, 1860 (or 1861).

In the third quarter of 1887, in Brentford, Middlesex, England , John married Mary Rebecca Keener. She was born on April 28, 1860 (some sources say 1858 or 1859), in Bere Alston, Devon. Her father was probably William Hill Keener (1818-1888). Her mother was probably Elizabeth Southcombe (about 1828-possibly 1884).

In 1891, John and Mary were living in on Shakespeare Road in Acton, Middlesex. John was employed as a milk carrier.

They arrived in Canada about 1898. John operated a confectionery on Beach Avenue from about 1900 to 1905. The Vancouver directory listed him at 1855 Beach Avenue from 1903 to 1905 (although he was probably at the same address from 1900 to 1902).

From 1906 to 1919, it is not clear where John and Mary were living.

From about 1920 to 1926, John and Mary were at 672 Kingsway. John was operating a confectionery.

By 1927, John and Mary were at 1259 Kingsway.

Mary died in South Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 17, 1928. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

In 1929 and 1930, John had a confectionery at 302 West Broadway.

John died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 11, 1935. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

It appears that John and Mary did not have any children.

 

Sources

 

John Charles Grant

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DYC-FQZ : accessed 15 December 2015), John Charles Grant, 1887; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QD2Y-ZT2 : accessed 15 December 2015), John C Grant, Acton, Middlesex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5H3 : accessed 15 December 2015), John C Grant, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+C.+Grant; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, John Charles Grant, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 32; 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:FL2N-3H7 : accessed 15 December 2015), John Charles Grant, 1935.

John Charles Grant, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 11, 1935, page 21; Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1935, page 15; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QPVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5050%2C4562267; Vancouver Sun, October 12, 1935, page 22; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QfVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2109%2C4772177: “Grant—Passed away Friday, Oct. 11, John Charles Grant, in his 73rd year, late residence, West Vancouver. Funeral service will be held from the chapel of Harron Bros., Ltd., at 55 E. 10th Ave., Saturday, Oct. 12th, at 2:30 p.m. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

William Hill Keener (father of Mary Rebecca Keener)

William Hill Keener; http://www.members.shaw.ca/jcosgrave/paf2/pafg321.htm#11026

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2V9M-97W : accessed 15 December 2015), William Hill Keener, 1888; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Tavistock, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Elizabeth Southcombe (mother of Mary Rebecca Keener)

Elizabeth Southcombe, http://www.members.shaw.ca/jcosgrave/paf2/pafg321.htm#11026.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D3H-ZLK : accessed 15 December 2015), Elizabeth Southcomb, 1855; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Okehampton, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VMF-C2K : accessed 15 December 2015), Elizabeth Keener, 1884; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, St. Thomas, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Mary Rebecca Keener (wife of John Charles Grant)

Mary Rebecca Keener; http://www.geni.com/people/Mary-Keener/6000000017027040997

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26YG-F1Z : accessed 15 December 2015), Mary Rebecca Keener, 1858; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tavistock, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-YBY1 : accessed 15 December 2015), Mary Keener in household of Susan M Harrison, Paddington, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 19, Piece/Folio 6/89, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,212. (possible connection).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DYZ-S2X : accessed 15 December 2015), Mary Rebecca Keener, 1887; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QD2Y-FT2 : accessed 15 December 2015), Mary R Grant in household of John C Grant, Acton, Middlesex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2F-FYZ : accessed 15 December 2015), Mary Rebecca Grant, 1928.

Mary Grant, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 18, 1928, page 25; Vancouver Sun, May 19, 1928, page 16; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZzlmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2248%2C2414525: “Grant—Passed away after a short illness, on May 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the residence, 1259 Kingsway, South Vancouver, May, beloved wife of Mr. J.C. Grant, in her 68th year. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, one brother and one sister in England. Funeral on Saturday, May 19, at 3 o’clock, from the T. Edwards Company’s chapel, 2421 Granville, Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.”

Mary Rebecca Grant, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 18, 1928, page 16; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZjlmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3389%2C2260646: “The death occurred Thursday of Mary Rebecca Grant, 68, wife of J.C. Grant, 1259 Kingsway. She is also survived by one brother and one sister in England. The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from The T. Edwards Co.’s chapel, 2421 Granville street.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3J96 : accessed 15 December 2015), Mary R. Grant, 1928; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26280310, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26280310.

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