Griffin, Frederick

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.

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 13, 1914, page 15; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist56y130uvic#page/n13/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 13, 1914, page 15; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist56y130uvic#page/n13/mode/1up

In 1915, the company auctioned 629 bales of raw cotton.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 8, 1915, page 13; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y311uvic#page/n12/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 8, 1915, page 13; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y311uvic#page/n12/mode/1up

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.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 720

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 720

By 1923, Orchardson and Company had taken over the business.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1054

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1054

No further information is available for Frederick Griffin.

Thomas Orchardson died in Vancouver on October 29, 1935.

 

Sources

 

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.