Gunther, Herman Alfred (1873-1955)

Herman Alfred Gunther was a waiter and caterer. He lived at 1917 Pendrell Street from 1913 to 1920.

He was born in Germany on June 22, 1873.

He arrived in Canada about 1910, and by 1913, he was in Vancouver. He worked in the catering department of the Hotel Vancouver for about 35 years, until he retired about 1945.

Herman was married to Frances Whiteford. She was born in England on April 17. 1874. Her father was George Whiteford.

By 1925 Herman and Frances were living at 3636 West 16th Avenue, where they continued to live for the rest of their time in Vancouver.

Herman died in Vancouver on March 24, 1955. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Frances died in Vancouver on January 10, 1959. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Herman and Frances had a son, Henry Gunther.

 

Sources

 

Herman Alfred Gunther

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-K87 : accessed 1 December 2015), Herman Alfred Gunther, 1955.

Herman Alfred Gunther, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1955, page 36; March 26, 1955, page 36: “Gunther—Passed away March 24, 1955, Herman Alfred Gunther of 3663 West 16th, in his 82nd year. Survived by his loving wife, Frances; 1 son, Henry, Vancouver. The deceased had been in the Hotel Vancouver catering department for 35 years. Funeral service Monday at 3 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple Street, Rev. Harry Lennox officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Frances Whiteford (wife of Herman Alfred Gunther)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP3-JSD : accessed 1 December 2015), Frances Gunther, 1959.

Frances Gunther, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 12, 1959, page 20; Vancouver Sun, January 12, 1959, page 24: “Gunther—Passed away Jan. 10, 1959, Frances, widow of Herman A. Gunther of 3663 16th Ave. in her 85th year. Survived by one son, Henry, at home. Funeral service Tuesday at 3 p.m. ,in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. J. Whinfield officiating. Interment family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

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