Frederick Griffin was a commercial merchant and shipping agent, who was the head of F. Griffin and Company. He lived at 1019 Gilford Street from 1917 to 1919.
F. Griffin and Company first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1914. They had their offices at number 5, 539 West Pender Street.
Frederick Griffin lived at the following addresses.
|1914||961 Nicola Street|
|1915 and 1916||1270 Burnaby Street|
|1917 to 1919||1019 Gilford Street|
F. Griffin and Company was at the following addresses.
|1914||Number 5, 539 West Pender Street|
|1915||Numbers 4 and 5, 539 West Pender Street|
|1916||Number 4, 539 West Pender Street|
|1917 to 1919||Number 704, 525 Seymour Street|
|1920 to 1922||Number 702-707 Yorkshire Building [525 Seymour Street]|
In 1914, the F. Griffin Company advertised a fire sale of a stock of waterproof clothing.
In 1915, the company auctioned 629 bales of raw cotton.
In 1919, F. Griffiths and Company became an incorporated British Columbia corporation.
In 1920, F. Griffin and Company sought bids on 600 kegs of nails.
In 1922, Thomas Holman Orchardson (1880-1935) became the vice president and manager of F. Griffin and Company Limited.
By 1923, Orchardson and Company had taken over the business.
No further information is available for Frederick Griffin.
Thomas Orchardson died in Vancouver on October 29, 1935.
Thomas Holman Orchardson
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2N-Z86 : accessed 1 December 2015), Thomas Holman Orchardson, 1935.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-GD8 : accessed 1 December 2015), Dora Wilhelmina Marie Orchardson, 1960.