Griffin, William Martin (1875-1942)

William Martin Griffin, Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1942, page 18.

William Martin Griffin, Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1942, page 18.

William Martin Griffin was a lawyer. He lived as a tenant at 1847 Barclay Street in 1905, and at 1960 Robson Street in 1907. He and his family lived at 886 Park Road (later called Lagoon Drive) from 1911 to 1958.

William Martin Griffin (often called “Martin Griffin”) was born on March 11, 1875, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His father was Martin Joseph Griffin (1847-1921), a journalist who also served as the parliamentary librarian in Ottawa, Ontario. His mother was Harriet Starratt (c. 1850-1916.)

He went to the Model School in Ottawa.

Model School, Ottawa, Ontario, about 1890; http://listingsca.com/common/gallery/ca/4-1017.asp

Model School, Ottawa, Ontario, about 1890; http://listingsca.com/common/gallery/ca/4-1017.asp

Later he went to a school in Quebec, followed by Trinity College in Toronto, Ontario, where he graduated in 1893 with a gold medal. He then studied law at Osgoode Hall, and became an Ontario lawyer in 1898.

By 1899, he was in a Toronto law firm with James Henderson and John T. Small.

1899 Toronto Directory, page 520 [edited image]; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1899.pdf [note: loads entire large PDF document]

1899 Toronto Directory, page 520 [edited image]; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1899.pdf [note: loads entire large PDF document]

1899 Toronto Directory, page 545; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1899.pdf [note: loads entire large PDF document]

1899 Toronto Directory, page 545; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1899.pdf [note: loads entire large PDF document]

By 1901, he had arrived in British Columbia. He lived at the following locations.

1847 Barclay Street

1901 Rossland, British Columbia
1903 and 1904 Vancouver Club
1905 1847 Barclay Street, with R.H. Sperling
1906 765 Broughton Street
1907 to 1910 722 Broughton Street
1911 to 1942 886 Park Road (later Lagoon Drive)
1943 to 1958 886 Lagoon Drive (Mrs. Griffin)

In 1901, he was in Rossland, British Columbia, and he was a lawyer with Albert Howard MacNeill (1865-1938) and William Stearne Deacon (1871-1946).

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 490 (Rossland)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 490 (Rossland)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 498 (Rossland).

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 498 (Rossland).

By 1902, Martin was in Vancouver. He became a British Columbia notary public.

From about 1903 to 1912, he was a partner in a Vancouver law firm with Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, who lived at 2050 Barclay Street from about 1899 to 1924.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 695

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 695

For a short time, Martin lived at the Vancouver Club, followed by a brief period sharing a house with R.H. Sperling, the general manager of the B.C. Electric Railway.

On November 6, 1906, in Wilmington, Delaware, Martin married Margaret Jenkins Garland.

Mrs. Martin Griffin, “For Naval Officers’ Ball,” Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1934, page 16.

Mrs. Martin Griffin, “For Naval Officers’ Ball,” Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1934, page 16.

She was born on October 7, 1880, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Margaret Jenkins Garland, Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1899, page 181; http://www.mocavo.com/Lineage-Book-National-Society-of-the-Daughters-of-the-American-Revolution-1899-Volume-28/742406/203.

Margaret Jenkins Garland, Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1899, page 181; http://www.mocavo.com/Lineage-Book-National-Society-of-the-Daughters-of-the-American-Revolution-1899-Volume-28/742406/203.

Margaret’s father was Spottswood Garland (1846-1924), who was a lawyer. Margaret’s mother was Mary Plowden Jenkins (1851-1946).

Mary Plowden Jenkins Garland, (Mrs. Spottswood Garland), Colonial Dames of America, Register, Wilmington, Delaware, 1913, page 20, https://archive.org/stream/register00nati#page/20/mode/1up.

Mary Plowden Jenkins Garland, (Mrs. Spottswood Garland), Colonial Dames of America, Register, Wilmington, Delaware, 1913, page 20, https://archive.org/stream/register00nati#page/20/mode/1up.

The Griffin family often appeared in the Vancouver society columns. They were also in the Vancouver social registers.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 35 [note incorrect initial “C”]

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 35 [note incorrect initial “C”]

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 28

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 28

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 30

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 30

In 1913, Martin started his own law firm with Donald Stanley Montgomery (1886-1970), who was the brother of the British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Viscount Montgomery of Almamein). Sidney Alexander Smith (1888-1960) was also a member of the firm; Mr. Smith later became a justice in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Martin was appointed a king’s counsel in 1928. He was the president of the Vancouver Bar Association in 1929-30.

He argued cases in the Supreme Court of Canada and at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England (which was formerly the highest court of appeal for Canadian legal cases).

In 1933, the federal government appointed Martin to draft a revision of the Canada Shipping Act, to align the Act with the Statute of Westminster [Statute of Westminster 1931; Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_Westminster_1931] and international shipping conventions adopted in 1929 and 1930. Parliament passed the updated version of the Act in 1934: Canada Shipping Act, Statutes of Canada, 1934, chapter 44.

In 1937, he was chairman of the foreign trade board. In 1938, he was president of the Vancouver Merchants’ Exchange.

Martin was one of the founders of Vancouver Polo Club. He belonged to the Jericho Golf Club and the Shaughnessy Golf Club.

Martin died in Vancouver on October 24, 1942. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Margaret died in Vancouver on February 24, 1958. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Martin and Margaret had the following children

 

Martin Joseph Griffin (son of William Martin Griffin)

Capt. M.J. Griffin, Vancouver Sun, December 11, 1939, page 12

Capt. M.J. Griffin, Vancouver Sun, December 11, 1939, page 12

Martin Joseph Griffin was born in Vancouver on February 2, 1908.

He went to the Benedictine school at Downside Abbey in England. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston, and held a commission in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. He worked as a solicitor.

On February 2, 1937, in Vancouver, he married Margaret Isabel Carper Savoie. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 2, 1909. Her father was Howard Page Carper (1879-1922). Her mother was Leila Mawhinney. After Howard Carper died, it appears that Leila married Dr. A. Marius Savoie, and the family lived in Hamburg, Germany. This marriage ended in divorce in Vancouver on March 14, 1947.

Martin later married Winifred Alice Lightheart, who was the widow of Alfred Eugene Bourquin. Winifred was born in British Columbia (probably in Vancouver) about 1913. Her father was William Akitt Lightheart (1875-1966). Her mother was Winifred Maud Vickers (1881-1953).

In 1955, Martin was the proprietor of Sectional Map and Street Directory.

Martin died in White Rock, British Columbia, on February 23, 1994.

Winifred died on November 21, 1998.

 

Mary Garland Griffin (daughter of William Martin Griffin)

Mary Griffin, Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1937, page 8

Mary Griffin, Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1937, page 8

Mary Garland Griffin was born in Vancouver on October 25, 1910.

For a short time she went to Tower School in Wilmington, Delaware. In June 1936 she received a B.A. degree from the University of Oxford.

On January 25, 1938, in Wilmington, Delaware, Mary married Patrick McCarthy O’Connor, who was a student. He was born on December 28, 1914 in India. His father was Dr. William Patrick O’Connor. His mother was Trissa Gweneth Graham (1888-1924).

Patrick had a governess teach him at home until he was old enough to go to the Benedictine school at Downside Abbey in Somerset, England. Later he went to Merton College at the University of Oxford.

After a career as a lawyer, in 1966 he became a justice of the High Court of Justice.

In 1980, he became a justice of the Court of Appeal.

Mary died in 1984.

Sir Patrick retired from the Court of Appeal in 1989. He died on May 3 2001.

Sir Patrick and Mary had two sons and two daughters.

 

Ann S. Griffin (daughter of William Martin Griffin)

 Ann Griffin, Vancouver Sun, December 17, 1932, section 2, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TC5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4043%2C2001162


Ann Griffin, Vancouver Sun, December 17, 1932, section 2, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TC5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4043%2C2001162

Ann Griffin was born in Vancouver about 1917. She went to school at Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island.

In 1936, Ann and her sister, Mary, sailed from Southampton, England, to New York City.

She was living in Vancouver in 1942 and in 1955. In 1958, she was living in Oxford, England.

 

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Martin Joseph Griffin (father of William Martin Griffin)

Martin Joseph Griffin, A cyclopaedia of Canadian biography; being chiefly men of the time. A collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life; leaders in the commerce and industry of Canada, and successful pioneers, by George Maclean Rose; Toronto, Rose Publishing Company, 1886, page 436; https://archive.org/stream/cyclopaediaofcan02roseuoft#page/436/mode/1up.

Martin J. Griffin, Prominent Men of Canada, by G. Mercer Adam; Toronto, Canadian Biographical Publishing Company, 1892, pages 222 and 224; https://archive.org/stream/prominentmenofca00adamuoft#page/222/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/prominentmenofca00adamuoft#page/224/mode/1up.

Martin Joseph Griffin, Standard Dictionary of Canadian Biography; Canadian Who was Who, Volume 2, edited by Charles G.D. Roberts and Arthur L. Tunnell; Toronto, Trans-Canada Press, 1938, pages 177-178.

Martin Joseph Griffin, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, First Edition; edited Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1898, page 411; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n438/mode/1up.

Martin Joseph Griffin, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, Second Edition; edited Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1912, page 478; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen00morguoft#page/478/mode/1up.

National Archives of Canada, Manuscript Division, Martin Joseph Griffin, MG 30, D 37; Finding Aid No. 80; http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000001312.pdf. [Includes family information, and family tree at page v.]

Martin Joseph Griffin, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, by W. Stewart Wallace; Toronto, Macmillan Company, 1945, page 250.

Martin Joseph Griffin, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, by W. Stewart Wallace; third edition, Toronto, Macmillan Company, 1963, page 284.

Martin Joseph Griffin, Who’s Who and Why, 1917-1918, page 1223.

Martin Joseph Griffin, Encyclopedia Canadiana, volume 5, 1972, pages 41-42

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M481-G4R : accessed 4 February 2016), Martin Griffin in household of Bridget Griffin, Ward 05, West Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 49, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10552, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,140; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396324_00187.pdf.

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F22K-RBP : accessed 3 February 2016), Martin Joseph Griffin and Harriet Jane Starratt, 26 Nov 1872; citing Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, reference p 43 cn 105; FHL microfilm 1,298,993.

“Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMGC-63F : accessed 3 February 2016), Martin J. Griffin and Harriett Jane Starratt, 1872, Marriage; citing p. 43, volume 1834, , Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada; Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-FTP : accessed 3 February 2016), Martin Jos. Griffin, Wellington Ward, Ottawa (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 42; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13229, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,865; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008169698.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLT-1Z1 : accessed 4 February 2016), Martin Griffin, St Georges Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148161-00486.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-D8C : accessed 4 February 2016), Marthin Griffon, E, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=98513&highlight=10&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Martin+Griffon; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000091505.pdf.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q36-8F3 : accessed 3 February 2016), Martin J Griffin, Sep 1906; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-488, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-Q3S4 : accessed 4 February 2016), Martin Griffin, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 4-44, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,514; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=4877&highlight=25&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Martin+Griffin.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VN-N32 : accessed 3 February 2016), Martin Joseph Griffin, 19 Mar 1921; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1921 cn 10016, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,538.

Ottawa Notre Dame Cemetery: An Historic Cemetery of National Importance Established in 1872, by Jean Yves Pelletier, Quebec City, Les “Éditions GID, 2009, page 84: Martin J. Griffin (1847-1921), newspaper editor, parliamentary librarian. [Includes biography.]

“Death Calls M.J. Griffin; For 35 Years He Was the Parliamentary Librarian at Ottawa; Editor of Toronto Mail,” Toronto Globe, March 21, 1921, page 3.

“Martin J. Griffin Dead at Ottawa; Librarian Had Brilliant Career as Editorial Writer in Eastern Province,” Vancouver Province, March 21, 1921, page 19.

 

Harriet Starratt (mother of William Martin Griffin)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4DW-YPG : accessed 4 February 2016), Harriet Starratt, Liverpool, Queen’s, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 23, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10548, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,136; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396667_00121.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-FT5 : accessed 3 February 2016), Harriet Griffin in household of Martin Jos. Griffin, Wellington Ward, Ottawa (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 42; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13229, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,865; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008169698.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLT-18M : accessed 4 February 2016), Harriet Griffin, St Georges Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148161-00486.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-D8Z : accessed 4 February 2016), Harriett Griffon in household of Marthin Griffon, E, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=98513&highlight=11&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harriett+Griffon; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000091505.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-Q3SH : accessed 4 February 2016), Harriett Griffin in entry for Martin Griffin, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 4-44, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,514; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=4877&highlight=26&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harriett+Griffin.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD5H-8HF : accessed 3 February 2016), Harriet Griffin, 16 Aug 1916; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1916 cn 11123, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,180.

In memory of Harriet Griffin, beloved wife of Martin J. Griffin; died Aug. 16th 1916; Martin J. Griffin, esq. C.M.G., LL.D.; born at St. Johns Nfld, August 7th 1847; died at Ottawa, March 19th 1921; Griffin; Cemetery: Notre Dame – Section Y; County: Carleton (incl. Ottawa); Province: Ontario; http://www.familylink.com/SingleIndexIndView.aspx?ix=canadianheadstones&hpp=1&rf=*,z*&qt=i&zdocid=456405

 

William Martin Griffin

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-FTT : accessed 3 February 2016), Martin Griffin in household of Martin Jos. Griffin, Wellington Ward, Ottawa (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 42; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13229, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,865; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008169698.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLT-18S : accessed 4 February 2016), Martin W Griffin, St Georges Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148161-00486.pdf.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, May 6, 1906, page 6: “Mr. Martin Giffin [sic] and Mr. R.H. Sperling have taken the residence on Barclay street, owned and formerly occupied by Mr. O. Leigh-spencer.”

“Garland-Griffin; Cardinal Gibbons Officiates at Elaborate Wedding at Wilmington,” Washington Post; October 28, 1906, page 8.

Wedding Bells, Griffin-Garland, Vancouver Province, November 6, 1906, page 5: “Wilmington Del, Nov. 6.—A beautiful wedding, solemnized most impressively in St. Peter’s Cathedral by His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore, assisted by Rev. Father Francis Connelly of St. Anne’s parish, was that of Miss Margaret J. Garland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spottswood Garland of this city and granddaughter of the late Austin and Margaret Jenkins of Baltimore, Md., to William Martin Griffin of Vancouver, B.C., which took place on Thursday last. . . . Ernest Cattnach of Toronto was the groom’s best man, and the ushers were the bride’s brother, Hugh A. Garland of Seattle, Wash.; Fritz Gause and Henry G. Haskell of Wilmington; Henry Constable, Ruxton [?], Md.; John Thompson of Ottawa, and Charles Hayne of Toronto, Canada.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP69 : accessed 4 February 2016), William Martin Griffin, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63733&highlight=3&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Martin+Griffin; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940110.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Morton [sic] Griffin; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Vancouver Bar Association; history; https://www.vancouverbar.ca/about/history/.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHS-P1J : accessed 3 February 2016), William Martin Griffin, 1932; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,072.

“Canada Shipping Act,” Times (London); January 17, 1933, issues 46344, page 22, column d: “The Federal Government has retained Mr. W. Martin Griffin, K.C., of Vancouver, to draft a revision of the Canada Shipping Act. The intention is to incorporate in the measure the inter-Imperial Agreement made in 1930, and also provisions for safety of life at sea and loadline conventions.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGT-5QW : accessed 3 February 2016), William Martin Griffin, 1942.

“Prominent City Barrister Passes After Short Illness; W. Martin Griffin, K.C. Dies,” Vancouver Province, October 24, 1942, page 5 [includes photograph of Martin Griffin, K.C.]:

“W. Martin Griffin, K.C., outstanding Vancouver lawyer and prominent in the city’s business and community life for many years, died early today in St. Paul’s Hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Griffin was born in Halifax in 1875. He was a gold medalist and B.C.L. of Trinity University, Toronto, graduating in 1893, and completed his legal education at Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1898. Coming west, Mr. Griffin was called to the British Columbia bar and practice for a time with the firm of MacNeil & Deacon in Rossland.

Here 40 years.

A resident of Vancouver 40 years, Mr. Griffin was a partner of the late Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C., until he established his own firm of Griffin, Montgomery & Smith. Mr. Justice Sidney Smith of the Supreme Court bench was his partner.

Mr. Griffin’s father was Martin G. [sic] Griffin, C.M.G., who was editor of the Halifax Herald and later editor of the Toronto Mail until his appointment as librarian of Parliament.

A past president of the Vancouver Bar Association, Mr. Griffin was appointed a king’s counsel in 1928. He was president of the Vancouver Merchants’ Exchange in 1938 and was active in Board of Trade affairs and was chairman of the foreign trade board for 1937.

At the request of the Dominion Government, he prepared a new Canada Shipping Act to bring the enactment into conformity with the Statute of Westminster [Statute of Westminster 1931; Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_Westminster_1931] and international shipping conventions adopted in 1929 and 1930.

Polo Club Founder

In sports, Mr. Griffin was a golfer and polo player. He was one of the founders of Vancouver Polo Club and was a member of Jericho Golf Club, and Shaughnessy Golf Club.

In his legal career, Mr. Griffin argued cases in the Supreme Court of Canada and before the Privy Council. He was successful ten years ago in obtaining from the Privy Council a judgment which condemned the Second Narrows bridge as an illegal structure. He acted for the ship Urana [sic: Eurana”] which collided with the bridge. Legislation had to be passed subsequently to legalize the bridge. [The Steamship Eurana (Appeal No.67 of 1930) v The Burrard Inlet Tunnel and Bridge Company (Canada) [1931] UKPC 2; http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKPC/1931/1931_2.html.]

He is survived by his wife, and a daughter, Mrs. Anne Griffin, who reside at the family residence, 880 [sic: 886] Lagoon drive; a son, Major Martin J. Griffin; and a daughter, Mrs. Patrick O’Connor, both in England.

Requiem mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in holy rosary Cathedral. Rev. Father John Miles will officiate. Interment will take place in Ocean View Burial Park. Center & Hanna Ltd. is in charge of arrangements.”

“Martin Griffin Dead; Notable Career at Bar,” Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1942, page 18 [includes photograph of W. Martin Griffin, K.C.”; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kjNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1277%2C2940016

William Martin Griffin, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1942, page 20; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kjNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4088%2C2948771: “Griffin—William Martin, K.C., at St. Paul’s Hospital, Oct. 24, 1942. Survived by his wife, Margaret G., of 886 Lagoon Drive, Vancouver; three children, Major Martin, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, in England; Mrs. Pat J. O’Connor, England and Miss Ann S. Griffin, at home. Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy Rosary, Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, at 10 o’clock, Rev. Father John Miles celebrant. Committal Calvary Ocean View Burial Park. No flowers by request. Center & Hanna, directors.”

William Martin Griffin, death notice, Vancouver News-Herald, October 26, 1942, page 9.

“Two Leading Lawyers,” Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1942, page 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kzNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1655%2C3126372 [link leads to top of page; article is in middle of column 2]. [review of Martin Griffin’s career.]

“Martin Griffin,” Vancouver Province, October 27, 1942, page 4.

Martin Griffin Dies in West, Ottawa Journal, October 26, 1942, page 4: “William Martin Griffin, K.C., former resident of Ottawa, died on Saturday in Vancouver. He was in his 88th year. A native of Ottawa [sic], he was the son of the late Martin J. Griffin, C.M.G., LLD., Librarian of Parliament. Mr. Griffin was educated at the Model School here, in Quebec and at Trinity College, Toronto. He took up the study of law and was a Gold Medalist of Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario Bar and subsequently went to Nelson [sic], B.C. He eventually became a member of the British Columbia Bar. For a time he was a partner of the late Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper at Vancouver and at a later date formed the law firm of Griffin, Montgomery and Smith. Mr. Griffin made several appearances before the Imperial Privy Council. He was a specialist in marine law and was frequently consulted by the Dominion Government in that field. Mrs. Martin, who survives, is the former Margaret Spottiswood Garland, of Wilmington, Delaware. Other survivors include a son, Major William Martin Griffin, Seaforth Highlanders, overseas Canadian. Army Headquarters; two daughters, Mrs. Patrick McCarthy [sic], London Eng., and Anne, at home in Vancouver; two sisters, Mrs. C.P. Meredith, Ottawa, and Miss M.E. Griffin, of Toronto. Mr. Griffin and Colonel John Thompson, of Ottawa, went on an expedition to Hudson Bay year ago. Mr. Griffin was a lover of horses and an outstanding polo player.”

 

Albert Howard MacNeill (lawyer in Rossland, British Columbia)

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ma to Maq; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votem.htm: “MacNeil, Albert Howard, 723 Homer St, Barrister-at-law, Van; MacNeill, A.H., Rossland, Barrister-at-law, KWRo.”

MacNeill, A.H. (1865-1938), http://komagatamarujourney.ca/node/4492: “Albert Howard MacNeill acted as the legal representative of the passengers of the Komagata Maru during the last week they were in Vancouver.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-LLM : accessed 5 February 2016), Albert Howard Macneill and Rachel Shaw, 02 Oct 1895; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

“Wooed and Married,” Vancouver Daily World, October 2, 1895, page 8: “The residence of Thomas Dunn, Dunedin, Georgia street, was the scene of a very happy occurrence this morning. Although limited to personal friends of the contracting parties the spacious apartments were taxed to accommodate the guests. The contracting parties were two young people, both of whom are popular among all with whom they are acquainted. The groom, Albert Howard MacNeill, is beyond question one of the leading legal lights in the Province. His career since he joined the British Columbia bar has been one unbroken series of successes, and clients with a hard knot now say, ‘We’ll go to that young MacNeill.’. . . The bride was Miss Rachel Shaw, daughter of Peter Shaw, Esq., of 20 Fountain Hall Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a niece of Thomas Dunn, at whose residence the ceremony was performed. The groomsman was R. W. Harris, partner of the groom, in the firm of barristers and solicitors known as Harris & MacNeill. The bridesmaid was Miss Helen Dunn, daughter of Thomas Dunn and cousin of the bride. Rev. E. D. McLaren performed the ceremony.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGR-NBP : accessed 5 February 2016), Albert Howard Macneill, 1938.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPQ-Z65 : accessed 5 February 2016), Rachael Macneill, 1959.

In 1910 Earl Bradford Howes, along with Albert Howard MacNeill and James Henry Kennedy, petitioned the British Columbia Legislature for legislation to incorporate the Penticton Railway Company. The railway was to run from Penticton to near Osoyoos Lake. [The railway appears not to have been successful, because the Defunct Railway Companies Act, Statutes of British Columbia, 1926-27, dissolved the company.]: Howes, Earl Bradford (1881-1941); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-h/howes-earl-bradford-1881-1941/.

 

William Stearne Deacon (lawyer in Rossland, British Columbia)

British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 4, by, Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 213-214; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/213/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/214/mode/1up.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Da to Dh; http://bc.canadagenweb.org/vote1898/voted.htm: “Deacon, William Sterne, Rossland, Barrister & solicitor, KWRo.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLH-7NB : accessed 5 February 2016), William Stearne Deacon, 1946.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-MLZP : accessed 5 February 2016), William Stearne Deacon, 1946; Burial, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Capilano View Cemetery; citing record ID 100738118, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100738118.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL4-PV7 : accessed 5 February 2016), Caroline Michie Deacon, 1946.

 

Donald Stanley Montgomery (law partner of William Martin Griffin)

Lady Montgomery, Women Today, Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1945, page 17 [includes photograph of Lady Montgomery.]

Donald Stanley Montgomery, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1949-1950, pages 139-140.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV3N-9QH : accessed 5 February 2016), Donald Stanley Montgomery, 13 Jun 1886; citing Kennington, Surrey, England, reference yr 1880-1888 p 218; FHL microfilm 375,292.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XPJ-FLN : accessed 5 February 2016), Donald Stanley Montgomery, 1886; 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:QV95-99FM : accessed 5 February 2016), Donald S Montgomery in entry for Leo Buchanan, 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 Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYN-78V : accessed 5 February 2016), Donald Stanley Montgomery, 1970.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-HY4K : accessed 5 February 2016), Donald Stanley Montgomery, 1970; Burial, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Capilano View Cemetery; citing record ID 103281073, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103281073.

Nos Disparus; Donald Stanley Montgomery, Q.C., The Advocate, volume 28 (1970), page 275.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYN-TBR : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Frances Montgomery, 1970.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-HY42 : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Frances Montgomery, 1970; Burial, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Capilano View Cemetery; citing record ID 103281084, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103281084.

Bernard Montgomery, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Montgomery; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscount_Montgomery_of_Alamein.

 

Sidney Alexander Smith (law partner of William Martin Griffin)

The British Columbia Court of Appeal: The First Hundred Years, by Christopher Moore, Vancouver, UBC Press, 1910, pages 87-88; https://books.google.ca/books?id=rB8rZ4RHRVsC&pg=PA74&dq=%22sidney+smith%22+judge+bc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhrbfZ6uHKAhVX2mMKHbXUC_UQ6AEIKjAD#v=onepage&q=%22sidney%20smith%22%20judge%20bc&f=false.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-46F : accessed 6 February 2016), Sidney Alexander Smith, 1960.

Alexander Fleming Smith, Descendants of Richard Weld; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jimbo4012&id=I103; Birth: 28 SEP 1920 in Vancouver, BC, CAN; Death: 15 SEP 1992 in Victoria, BC, CAN.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KL-4QT : accessed 6 February 2016), Alexander Fleming Smith, 1937; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1992-09-016754; Alexander Fleming Smith [son of Sidney Alexander Smith]; age: 71; date of death: Sepembert 15, 1992; place of death: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f9052064-7bad-4e37-af34-e2189df5c18a; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=c5763998-b841-4aaf-b376-042a089ecc83.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HHT-MW9 : accessed 6 February 2016), Isabella Anderson Smith, 1955; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-021809; Isabella Anderson Smith; age: 97; date of death: December 26, 1989; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=fbc83ef7-0df8-41b2-8bbc-0081eef9008a; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=3bb1445e-c455-4d93-89bf-ae8d77ca734c.

 

Spottiswood Garland (father of Margaret Jenkins Garland)

Spottswood Garland; http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?984,484988: “Spottswood Garland, an attorney and real estate dealer of Wilmington, was born in Virginia in 1846, the son of Hon. Hugh A. Garland, a widely-known citizen of that locality. Our subject received his early education in the schools of his native district, later graduating a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama. During the war, Mr. Garland served as Second Lieutenant of Company G, 63d Alabama Regiment. When paroled at Mobile in 1865, he had attained the rank of Captain After traveling in Europe and elsewhere for a time, he settled in Wilmington, and being admitted to the Bar of New Castle County, became a practicing lawyer of this city. Mr. Garland, however, has more particularly turned his attention to real estate affairs, having interested himself in land improvement at Kentmere. His residence, a view of which is given elsewhere, situated in the heart of this locality, discloses a step in the marked change that has been accomplished. Mr. Garland is the husband of Miss Mary Jenkins, daughter of Austin Jenkins, a merchant of Baltimore. Source Pages 216-217, History of Wilmington, compiled by Every Evening, Wilmington DE., 1894.”

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZL-GC6 : accessed 5 February 2016), Spottswood Garland in household of Hugh A Garland, St. Louis, ward 3, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing family 799, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHZN-1JQ : accessed 5 February 2016), Spottswood Garland in entry for T L Papin, 1860.

’74 Record of Students, http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/content/u0002/0000010/0000001/0169/Transcripts/u0002_0000010_0000001_0169.ocr.txt: Garland, Spotswood, A. B., lawyer, Wilmington, Del., Lynchburg, Va.; s. Hugh A. Garland, St. Louis, Mo., and Anne Powell Burwell; b. Nov. ‘7, 1846; Law Student, Univ. of Va., 1866 67; Capt., Co. G, 63rd Ala. Reg., C. S. A.; m. Mary Plowden Jenkins, Baltimore, Oct., 18n.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVV2-N3G : accessed 5 February 2016), Shottswood Garland, Wilmington Ward 7, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 46, sheet 14A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,160.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-DD55 : accessed 5 February 2016), Spotswood Garland, 1920-1921; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKD6-RXL2 : accessed 5 February 2016), Spottswood Garland, 31 Dec 1924; citing Death, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, Public Archives, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,188,035.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVR-WYFW : accessed 5 February 2016), Spottswood Garland, 1924; Burial, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States of America, Cathedral Cemetery; citing record ID 29776573, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29776573.

 

Mary Plowden Jenkins (mother of Margaret Jenkins Garland)

Genealogical and memorial encyclopedia of the state of Maryland, a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation; by Spencer, Richard Henry, b. 1833; American Historical Society, New York, American Historical Society, Inc., 1919; pages 110-117; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/n139/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/n140/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/112/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/113/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/114/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/115/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/116/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalmemo01spen#page/117/mode/1up.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M31G-ZGH : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland in household of Jovtewood Garland, Wilmington Hundred, Precincts 64-65 Wilmington city Ward 7, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,155.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVV2-N3P : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland in household of Shottswood Garland, Wilmington Ward 7, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 46, sheet 14A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,160.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-DD5R : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Garland, 1920-1921; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX4K-25P : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 1921; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,378,919.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2YV-HN5 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 08 Oct 1927; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship Empress Of France, arrival port Quebec, England, line 13, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 536, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3B-MQJ2 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 1927; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 536, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 2,155,306.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CHS7-5T2 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRZP-3XT : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, Ward 7, Wilmington, Representative District 3, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-48, sheet 3A, family 44, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 550.

“Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDX-98ZF : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 08 Dec 1946; citing Death, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, Public Archives, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,188,043.

“Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNT4-7FW : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P. Garland, 08 Dec 1946; citing Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, Hall of Records, Dover; FHL microfilm 1,944,091.

“Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK95-Y8PC : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 08 Dec 1946; citing Death, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, Public Archives, Dover.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVR-WYFQ : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary P Garland, 1946; Burial, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States of America, Cathedral Cemetery; citing record ID 29776583, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29776583.

 

Margaret Jenkins Garland (wife of William Martin Griffin)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M31G-ZGZ : accessed 5 February 2016), Margerate J Garland in household of Jovtewood Garland, Wilmington Hundred, Precincts 64-65 Wilmington city Ward 7, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,155.

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, volume 1, number 8, August 3, 1907, page 2: “Mrs. Martin Griffin entertained on Wednesday at the tea hour in honor of her mother, Mrs. Garland. Hr. Griffin received in a handsome cream gown over pale green, and her mother pale lavender. The round table was a dram with its old silver, cut glass and pale pink sweet peas.” [Includes list of guests].

“For Naval Officers’ Ball,” Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1934, page 16 [includes photograph of Mrs. Martin Griffin, and describes her role as one of the patrons of a ball at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRL-15W : accessed 4 February 2016), Margaret Garland Griffin, 1958.

Margaret Garland Griffin, death notice, February 25, 1958, page 24; Vancouver Province, February 25, 1958, page 24; Vancouver Province, February 26, 1958, page 21: “Griffin—On February 24, 1958, Margaret Garland Griffin, 886 Lagoon Dr., in her 78th year. Widow of the late Martin Griffin, K.C. Survived by her son, Martin J., at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary G. O’Connor, and Miss Anne S. Griffin, also 4 grandchildren, all residing in England. Prayers Wednesday following the evening mission service at Guardian Angel Church, 1161 Broughton St., where Requiem Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 27, at 10 a.m., Rt. Rev. Msgr. F.A. Clinton celebrant. Interment Ocean View Burial Park. Remains resting at the Kearney Funeral Directors, Broadway Chapel, 1096 W. Broadway.”

“Mrs. M.G. Griffin,” Vancouver Province, February 26, 1958, page 27:

“Mrs. Margaret Garland Griffin, 77, widow of the late Martin Griffin, K.C., died at her home, 886 Lagoon.

Mrs. Griffin, born in Baltimore, Md., came to Vancouver in 1906.

Before the First World War she was a well-known city horsewoman. She was also a keen golfer and bridge player.

She was a member of the Georgian club in Vancouver.

Mr. Griffin died in 1942.

Survivors include her son Martin, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mary G. O’Connor, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England, and Miss Ann S. Griffin, Oxford, England, and four grandchildren.

Prayers will be said tonight in Guardian Angel Church, 1161 Broughton. Requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday 10 a.m. by Rt. Rev. Msgr. F.A. Clinton at Guardian Angel church. Burial will be in Ocean View. Kearney funeral home, 1096 West Broadway, is in charge.”

“Mrs. Griffin Funeral Rites Held Today,” Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1958, page 48:

“Requiem mass was celebrated today for Margaret Garland Griffin, wife of the late Martin Griffin, KC, at Guardian Angel Church, 1161 Broughton. Celebrant was the Rt. Rev. F.A. Clinton.

Mrs. Griffin died at her home, 886 Lagoon, Monday at the age of 77.

She was born in Baltimore, Md., and came to Vancouver in 1906. She was a renowned city horsewoman before the First World War.

Mr. Griffin died in 1942.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by her son, Martin, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mary G. O’Connor, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England, and Miss Anne S. Griffin, Oxford, England.

Burial was at Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Mary Plowden Garland (sister of Margaret J. Garland)

“Delaware Births and Christenings, 1710-1896,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7H6-49F : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Plowden Garland; citing Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; FHL microfilm 6,337.

“Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLJF-T2N : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Plowden Garland, 01 Jan 1891; citing Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, reference /, Hall of Records, Dover; FHL microfilm 6,337.

“Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKD6-DW4J : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Plowden Garland, 01 Jan 1891; citing Birth, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, 181,  Public Archives, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,188,021.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVR-WYF7 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Plowden Garland, 1898; Burial, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States of America, Cathedral Cemetery; citing record ID 29776599, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29776599.

 

Martin Joseph Griffin (son of William Martin Griffin)

“Mr. Martin Griffin Host on Boxing Day at Paper Chase,” Vancouver Province, December 27, 1932, page 4: “Mr. Martin Griffin, Jr. was a host at a novel party on Boxing Day, entertaining at a paper chase through Stanley Park. His guests gathered previously at his residence, Lagoon drive, and refreshments were served at the end of the chase.” [Includes list of guests.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-K36Y : accessed 4 February 2016), Martin Joseph Griffin and Margaret Isabel Carper Savoie, 02 Feb 1937; citing Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,083. [Note: this marriage ended in divorce in Vancouver on March 14, 1947].

“Griffin-Savoie Wedding Marks Birthdays of Both Principals,” Vancouver Province, February 3, 1937, page 8. “The bride, Margaret Isabel Carper Savoie, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. Marius Savoie of Hamburg, Germany, and niece of Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard Salter of this city, and the groom, Mr. Martin Joseph Griffin, is the only son of Mr. Martin Griffin, K.C., and Mrs. Griffin, Lagoon drive. Mr. W.A. Morrison of the royal Scots was groomsman for Mr. Griffin and ushers included Mr. Cecil Merritt, Mr. Theo du Moulin, Mr. Henry Bell-Irving Jr. and Mr. Jack Shakespeare. . . . The two attendants, Miss Mary and Miss Anne Griffin, sisters of the groom, were gowned alike in ice-blue silver lame . . .”[Includes description of wedding party and list of some guests.] “The bride was educated at the Convent Villa [Cybo] of the order of Mastre Pie Filippini at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, and afterwards at the University of Hamburg. The groom attended a public school in England conducted by the Benedictine Monks at Downside Abbey. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston, and holds a commission in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin will make their home in the city.”

“Pictorial Highlights of the Griffin-Savoie Wedding,” Vancouver Sun, Feburary 6, 1937, page 8; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iPVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3013%2C660022.

“Miss Anne Griffin, Mrs. Martin Joseph Griffin, Miss Mary Griffin,” Vancouver Province, February 6, 1937, page 10 [Includes photograph of Anne Griffin, Mrs. Martin Joseph Griffin, Mary Griffin, and list of wedding participants.]

Capt. M.J. Griffin, in “The Seaforths,” Vancouver Sun, December 11, 1939, page 12. [Includes photograph of Captain M.J. Griffin.]

Society, Vancouver Sun, September 10, 1940, page 8: “Off to the Cariboo Friday on a week’s shooting trip will go Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin.”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-004141; Martin Joseph Griffin; date of death: February 23, 1994; place of death: White Rock; Age at Death: 86; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fb9ea557-1216-4e29-81ad-911de3df72aa; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/61184837-547b-4213-94a7-2aa2212a7d7b.

Martin J. Griffin, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 26, 1994, page F-1: “Griffin—Martin J. passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock on February 23, 1994, aged 86 years. Survived by his wife, Alice of White Rock; nephew, Martin O’Connor of Tsawwassen; brother-in-law, Sir Patrick O’Connor, nephew, Shean; 2 nieces, Trissa and Margaret residing in England. Martin Griffin was educated at Downside School in England and at U.B.C. and Royal Military College. He served with the Seaforth Highlanders. He was also a Lifetime Member of the Vancouver Club, Honourary Member and Past President of Southlands Riding Club and a Member of the Serra [sic] Club. Funeral Mass to be held at Star of the Sea Church, White Rock on Wednesday, March 9th at 11 a.m. followed by Christian Burial at the Gardens of Gethsemani. Celebrant Msgr. J.E. Brown P.H. Reception to follow at Chateau Cargill, 3550 King George Highway, Surrey. The family wish to acknowledge Dr. Michael Bourke and the 6th floor nursing staff at Peace Arch Hospital and Gail Firth and staff of White Cliff Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice. Columbia-Bowell; 521-4881.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MRN : accessed 6 February 2016), William Lightheart in household of James A Johnston, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-97JK : accessed 6 February 2016), William A Lightheart, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, William Akitt Lightheart; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; 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:FLT1-NW1 : accessed 6 February 2016), William Akitt Lightheart, 1966.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QHYF : accessed 6 February 2016), William Akitt Lightheart, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26424962, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26424962.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPH-LX5 : accessed 6 February 2016), Winnifred Maud Vickers Lightheart, 1953.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JG-5HL : accessed 6 February 2016), Alfred Eugene Bourquin and Alice Winnfred Lightheart, 22 Apr 1936; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,113,869; personal particulars: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93H-4J6F?mode=g&i=2144&wc=96PT-DP8%3A149436201%3Fcc%3D1804002&cc=1804002.

Winifred Alice Griffin, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1998, page D-23: “Griffin—Winnifred Alice (née Lightheart) passed away November 21, 1998. Predeceased by first husband Alfred Eugene Bourquin of Los Angeles, California in 1950 and daughter Diana Bourquin Bergelt in 1993. Also predeceased by late husband Martin Joseph Griffin in 1994. Survived by grandchildren Barbara and Anthony Bergelt of West Vancouver and nephews David, Peter, Greg and Rod and niece Valerie Pratt. No service by request.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-LG69 : accessed 6 February 2016), Diana Barbara Bergelt, 1993.

 

Marjorie Isabel Carper Savoie (wife of Martin Joseph Griffin

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJY-83Q : accessed 4 February 2016), Howard P. Carper in household of Page Carper, 3D, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-10811064; Marjorie Isabel Carper; date of birth: February 2, 1909; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Leila Pnawhinney [sic: Mawhinney]; Date of Registration: August 17, 1926.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-XRTV : accessed 4 February 2016), Marjory Carper in entry for Howard B Carper, 1911; citing Census, Winnipeg Sub-Districts 1-29, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,671.

Howard Page Carper, British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, by E. O. S. (Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Pub. Co, 1914; pages 378-381; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/378/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/379/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/381/mode/1up

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-3ZF9 : accessed 4 February 2016), Howard Page Carper, ; Burial, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Elmwood Cemetery; citing record ID 122649419, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122649419.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8K4-G63 : accessed 4 February 2016), Gordon Howard Carper and Emily Lesniewski, 16 Jul 1946; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,115,602; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93H-PH6Y?mode=g&i=656&wc=965S-JWL%3A150517401%3Fcc%3D1804002&cc=1804002.

 

Mary Garland Griffin (daughter of William Martin Griffin)

Society, Vancouver Province, October 5, 1930, page 1 (society section) [includes photograph of Miss Mary Griffin]: “Miss Mary Griffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin, is another member of the younger set who is planning to spend a portion of the winter travelling. With her mother, Miss Griffin is leaving early in November for Eastern Canada and the United States, where she will visit relatives in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and in Virginia. They will spend some time in Wilmington, Delaware, the quests of Mrs. Griffin’s mother, Mrs. Spottiswoode Garland. Mr. Griffin is leaving today for London to go before the Privy Council, and will be away about six weeks.”

“Returning Home Shortly,” Vancouver Province, December 18, 1936, page 18 [includes photograph of Miss Mary Griffin]: “Christmas will see the return to the city of Miss Mary Griffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin, Lagoon drive, who has spent three years studying at Oxford. Since her return to this continent in the early fall, she has been visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Spottiswoode Garland, in Wilmington, Delaware.”

“Miss Mary Griffin” Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1937, page 8 [includes photograph of Miss Mary Griffin]: “For the past three years Miss Mary Griffin has spent the greater part of her time in study and travel abroad, in England attending Oxford University, where she obtained her B.A. degree. Now she has returned to her home city, arriving the day before Christmas after visiting for two months with her grandmother, Mrs. Spottiswood Garland, in Wilmington, Delaware. Miss Griffin, who is the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin, has as guests in Vancouver two London friends, Miss Molly Rittner and Miss Dorothy Engster [sic], who arrived Thursday in the course of a world tour.”

“Holiday Visitors from London: Miss Dorothy Eugster and Miss Moly Rittner,” Vancouver Sun, January 4, 1937, page 6 [includes photograph of Miss Dorothy Eugster and Miss Moly Rittner]: “Adding an international flavor to the round of holiday entertaining is the presence in Vancouver of two interesting young guests from London, England, Miss Molly Rittner and Miss Dorothy Eugster, who are visiting Miss Mary Griffin, who has just come back from Oxford University in England to be with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin, Lagoon Drive.”

“Miss Mary Griffin,” Vancouver Province, November 6, 1937, page 1 (Third News Section) [includes photograph of Mary Griffin]: Mr. Martin Griffin, K.C., and Mrs. Griffin announces the engagement of their eldest daughter, Mary Garland, to Mr. Patrick McArthy O’Connor of London, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. William O’Connor of Calcutta. Miss Griffin graduated from the University of Oxford. Her fiancé, also an Oxford graduate, obtained his earlier education at Downside Abbey. The wedding will take place quietly in January from the home of the bride-elect’s grandmother, Mrs. Spottiswoode Garland, Wilmington, Dela.”

Sunday Morning Star [Wilmington, Delaware], November 28, 1937, page 18; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2hEnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pQIGAAAAIBAJ&pg=964%2C4337314; [link leads to top of column 5; article appears about one quarter of the way down column 5]: “Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Griffin, daughter of Mr. William Martin Griffin, K.C., and Mrs. Griffin of Vancouver, B.C., and granddaughter of Mrs. Spottswood Garland, this city, to Mr. Patrick McCarthy O’Connor, of London, England. Miss Griffin was for a short time a student at Tower Hill School, this city, and graduated from Oxford in June, 1936. Mr. O’Connor is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. William O’Connor of Calcutta, and a nephew of Mrs. C.T. Stangways of London. The wedding will take place in this city next month.”

“Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F395-9KY : accessed 3 February 2016), Patrick Mccauley O’Connor and Mary Garland Griffin, 25 Jan 1938; citing Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, Hall of Records, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,112.

“Canadian Weds in Delaware,” Montreal Gazette, January 26, 1938, page 5; column 6; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_4oxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WKgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6288%2C2689446 [link leads to column 4; article is in column 6]:

“Wilmington, Del, January 25—CP—Miss Mary Garland Griffin, daughter of William Martin Griffin, K.C., and Mrs. Griffin, of Vancouver, was married here today to Patrick McCarthy O’Connor, of London, England. The Rev. John J. Dougherty officiated at St. Peter’s pro-Cathedral. The maid-of-honor was Miss Eleanor Lewis, of Philadelphia, a cousin of the bride, and Miss Beatrice Merritt and Miss Alice Storrs, both of Vancouver, were the bridesmaids.

Mr. O’Connor, who took his degree at Merton College, Oxford, is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Willian O’Connor, of Calcutta.”

Society, Vancouver Province, August 17, 1939, page 8 [includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Connor with their son, Sean Strangeways O’Connor]: “Here from their home in London for their first visit since their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Connor and their small son, Sean Strangeways, are guests of Mrs O’Connor’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin. Mrs. O’Connor is the former Mary Griffin.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQJ-KSVH : accessed 5 February 2016), Sean S O’Connor, 1939; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Paddington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV6G-5F8V : accessed 5 February 2016), Sean S O’Connor and null, 1970; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage Registration, Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZD-2TWJ : accessed 5 February 2016), Sean O’Connor, Jan 1996; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Surrey North Western, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQL-SGLW : accessed 6 February 2016), Trissa G O’Connor, 1941; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV6H-S77W : accessed 6 February 2016), Trissa G O’Connor and null, 1966; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage Registration, St. Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Patrick McCarthy O’Connor (husband of Mary Garland Griffin)

Debrett’s Handbook, 1984, edited by Suzanne Duke, Dawn Henderson, Antoinia Gaisford-St Lawrence; Debrett’s Peerage Ltd, Page 1411: “O’Connor, Rt Hon Lord Justice; Rt Hon Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor; PC (1980); s of William Patrick O’Connor; b 28 Dec 1914; Edc Downside, Merton Oxford; m 1938, Mary Garland, da of William Griffin, KC, of Vancouver; 2s 2 da; Career: barrister Inner Temple 1940, jr counsel fop O 1954-60, QC 1960, recorder Southend 1961-66 (King’s Lynn 1959-61), High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench) 1966-80, Lord Justice of Appeal 19800; dep chm IOW QS 1957-71, v-chm Parole Bd 1974-75, govr Guy’s Hosp 1956-60; kt 1966; Style The Rt Hon Lord Justice O’Connor; 1 Old Mill House, West Mills, Newbury, Berks [Tel: 43283]”

“India Marriages, 1792-1948 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGJ2-9QF : accessed 6 February 2016), William Patrick O’Connor and Trissa Gweneth Graham, 21 Jan 1914; citing Calcutta, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527,904.

“India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGKX-5JQ : accessed 6 February 2016), Grissa Gyneth O’Connor, 09 Jul 1924; citing ; FHL microfilm 527,575.

Downside School, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downside_School.

The London Gazette, April 15, 1960, page 2721; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42008/page/2721/data.pdf: Crown Office House of Lords, London S.W.I. 13th April 1960. The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under •the Great Seal bearing date the 13th day of April 1960, to appoint: . . . Patrick McCarthy O’Connor, of the Inner Temple, . . . to be of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the Law.”

London Gazette, issue 44166; November 8, 1966, page 12047; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/44166/page/12047/data.pdf: Honours and Awards: Home Office: Whitehall, London S.W.I.; 8th November 1966:”The Queen was pleased on Friday, 4th November 1966, at Buckingham Palace, to confer the honour of Knighthood upon: Mr. Justice (Patrick McCarthy) O’Connor. . .”

Law Reports, Queen’s Bench Division, 1966, volume 2, page vii; [[1966] 2 Q.B. vii: “Judges of Queen’s Bench Division . . . Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor (appointed Sept. 30, 1966).”

“Court Circular,” The Times (London), November 5, 1966, issue 56781, page 10, column A: “Mr. Justice Patrick O’Connor and Mr. Justice John Donaldson had the honour of being received by The Queen upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court of Justice, when Her Majesty conferred upon them the Honour of Knighthood.”

Privy Counsellors 1969 – present; http://www.leighrayment.com/pcouncil/pcouncil4.htm: “Date: October 13, 1980; Name: Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor: born: December 28, 1914; died: May 3, 2001; age: 86.

London Gazette, issue 48329, October 3, 1980, page CROWN OFFICE House of Lords SW1A OPW 30th September 1980: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48329/page/13809/data.pdf: “The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal dated the 30th day of September 1980, to appoint Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor, Knight, one of the Justices of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice, to be one of the Lords Justices of Appeal.”

Law Reports, Queen’s Bench Division, 1980, volume 1 [unknown page]; [[1980] 1 Q.B. [unknown page]: “Judges of the Court of Appeal. . . Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor (appointed September 30, 1980).”

Law Reports, Queen’s Bench Division, 1989, volume 1 [unknown page]; [[1989] 1 Q.B. [unknown page]: “Judges of the Court of Appeal. . . Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor (retired 30 September, 1989).”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC1-K335 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Garland O’Connor, Jul 1984; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Newbury, Berkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Sir Patrick O’Connor, The Guardian, May 7, 2001; http://www.theguardian.com/news/2001/may/07/guardianobituaries1: Rt Hon Sir Patrick McCarthy O’Connor, judge, born December 28 1914; died May 3 2001; His wife Mary, whom he married in 1938, died in 1984. He is survived by their two sons and two daughters.

Sir Patrick O’Connor, The Telegraph, May 5, 2001; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1329164/Sir-Patrick-OConnor.html: “Sir Patrick O’Connor, who has died aged 86, was a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1980 until 1989; an impressive, forthright and dispassionate judge, he was one of those chosen to preside at the second “Birmingham Six” appeal at the Old Bailey in January 1988. . . . Patrick McCarthy O’Connor was born in India on December 28 1914, the son of a doctor. He was educated at home by a governess until old enough to go to Downside; he later went up to Merton College, Oxford. . . . He was knighted in 1966 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1980. . . . He married, in 1938, Mary Garland, who died in 1984. He is survived by their two sons and two daughters.”

Fool’s question. By Mary Garland O’Connor; http://www.copyrightencyclopedia.com/fools-question-by-mary-garland-oconnor-give-in-to-your-love/.

 

Dorothy Lina Eugster (friend of Mary Garland Griffin)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F2W-RFP : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Lina Eugster, 1910; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW9Z-CSC : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Lina Eugster, Salcombe, Salcombe S Devon, Devonshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KC-1BM : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Lina Eugster, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KZ-4QH : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Lina Eugster, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). “California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQ4-JPG : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Eugster, 1937; citing Immigration, ship name Lurline, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 75; FHL microfilm 1,734,679.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHQ-V6P : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Eugster, 1937; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,122.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-G787 : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy Lina Eugster, 1937; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8J-FGYZ : accessed 5 February 2016), Dorothy L Eugster and null, 1939; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage Registration, Kensington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mary Dorothy Rittner (friend of Mary Garland Griffin)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FLX-WPT : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary D Rittner, 1911; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Wandsworth, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KZ-4QN : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Rittner, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KC-1B9 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Dorothy Rittner, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KZ-4QW : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Dorothy Rittner, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-G784 : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Dorothy Rittner, 1937; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Relief, David and Goliath, ca. 1675 – ca. 1692 (made); Bossuit, Francis van; Height: 10.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm, Depth: 1 cm; A.3-1989 SCP; http://hyper-stacks.com/objects/260219/RELIEF: “In the collection of Mary Dorothy Rittner, Herts, UK. Bought from her for £21,000 in 1989. From 1974-1989 the object was on loan to the museum from Miss Mary Dorothy Rittner.”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZ4-MX6D : accessed 5 February 2016), Mary Dorothy Rittner, Aug 1988; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ann S. Griffin (daughter of William Martin Griffin)

Ann Griffin, Vancouver Sun, December 17, 1932, section 2, page 13; [includes photograph of Ann Griffin]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TC5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4043%2C2001162: “The school set, whose merry and never-ending activities keep mother, father, debutante sister and older brother in a constant whirl of excitement during the holiday season, is beginning to arrive back in town from boarding schools on the island and up-country. Coming over from Shawnigan Lake where she attends Strathcona Lodge School for Girls, is Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griffin’s vivacious younger daughter, Ann. The many friends of this smiling young sub-deb are anticipating with much pleasure the holiday party at which Mrs. Griffin will entertain for her daughter at the family residence on Lagoon Road [sic].

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24KS-GDH : accessed 6 February 2016), Anne S Griffin, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 

Mary E. Griffin (sister of William Martin Griffin)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F246-H45 : accessed 3 February 2016), Mary E. Griffin, 18 Sep 1873; citing Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 18 Sep 1873, reference item 1 p 285; FHL microfilm 1,298,807.

 

Philip J. Griffin (brother of William Martin Griffin)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2WY-8XX : accessed 3 February 2016), Philip J. Griffin, 30 Jul 1876; citing Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 30 Jul 1876, reference item 1 p 181; FHL microfilm 1,298,808.

 

Emily Winifred Alden Griffin (sister of William Martin Griffin)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQW-9YL : accessed 3 February 2016), Emily Winifred Alden Griffin, 14 Jan 1879; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,215.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZB6-869 : accessed 3 February 2016), Colborne P Meredith and Alden Griffin, 14 Sep 1901; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,079.

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