Gyles, George Frederick (1877-1959)

G.F. Gyles, “Commodores Between the Wars, 1919 to 1945,” Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, page 108; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section1_ClubHistoryPart1.pdf.

G.F. Gyles, “Commodores Between the Wars, 1919 to 1945,” Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, page 108; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section1_ClubHistoryPart1.pdf.

George Frederick Gyles was an accountant and a yachting enthusiast. He was the commodore of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in 1922-23, 1927-1928, and 1940-1941. He lived at 2075 Nelson Street from 1919 to 1921.

George Frederick Gyles was born on November 17, 1877. The family lived in Martley Villa on Avenue Road (“The Avenue”), in an area of London called Gipsey Hill (also spelled “Gipsy Hill”). George’s father was Harry Percy Gyles (1841-1922), who was an East India merchant. George’s mother was Louise Harriett Cole (1854-1919).

Harry Percy Gyles was in business with Alan Lawrie McGavin, using the firm name of James Navin and Company. Their business address was No. 5, Barge-yard, Bucklersbury in London. In the 1870s, the firm encountered financial difficulties; in 1878, Harry and Mr. McGavin liquidated the assets of the business.

It appears that some of Harry’s personal assets were part of the liquidation process.

"Sales by Auction—This Day.” Standard [London, England] 3 Oct. 1878, page 7. “Furniture, gilt timepiece, piano (Brinsmead), drawings, and plate glass; by Messrs. Willoughby Brothers, at Martley Villa, The Avenue, Gipsy-hill, at 1.”

“Sales by Auction—This Day.” Standard [London, England] 3 Oct. 1878, page 7. “Furniture, gilt timepiece, piano (Brinsmead), drawings, and plate glass; by Messrs. Willoughby Brothers, at Martley Villa, The Avenue, Gipsy-hill, at 1.”

By 1881, the family was living in the Lambeth area of London. Harry was still an East India merchant.

George lived with his parents during the 1880s and 1890s. By 1901, he was a stockbroker’s clerk; he later became an accountant.

In 1902, in Croydon, Surrey, George married Edith Maud Brown. She was born on August 4, 1875. Her parents were Henry and Rebecca Brown.

By 1909, George and Edith brought their family to Canada. They were in Montreal from about 1910 to 1917.

Montreal Directory, 1910, page 1175.

Montreal Directory, 1910, page 1175.

 

Montreal Directory, 1917, page 1354.

Montreal Directory, 1917, page 1354.

By 1918, the family had moved to Vancouver. George was the local manager for the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.

George and his family lived at the following addresses.

1918 1201 Harwood Street
1919 to 1921 2075 Nelson Street
1922 to 1930 1642 Beach Avenue
1931 Number 34, 1101 Nicola Street
1932 to 1950 4362 Angus
1951 Not listed under Vancouver names
1952 to 1959 Number 66, 1386 Nicola Street

From 1919 to 1921, the Gyles family lived at 2075 Nelson Street.

2075 Nelson Street - about 1910 - detail from postcard Sunny Vancouver Residences

2075 Nelson Street – about 1910 – detail from postcard Sunny Vancouver Residences

In 1922, they moved to 1642 Beach Avenue.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 724

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 724

In 1927, George and Edith appeared in the Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 31

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 31

George continued his practice of accounting through the late 1940s until he retired about 1950.

George and his family continued their yachting activities. George was one of Canada’s representatives in the 8 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Edith died in Vancouver in 1950.

By 1952, George had married Hazel Constance Ramsay. She was born on January 14, 1899, in Wisconsin. Her father was George Ramsey. Her mother was Josephine Voboril. From 1952 to 1959, George and Hazel lived at number 66 in Kensington Place at 1386 Nicola Street.

Kensington Apartments - Vancouver - 1386 Nicola Street - date 1913 - Library and Archives Canada - Online MIKAN no 3259566; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a030065.jpg

Kensington Apartments – Vancouver – 1386 Nicola Street – date 1913 – Library and Archives Canada – Online MIKAN no 3259566; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a030065.jpg

George died in Vancouver on February 5, 1959.

Hazel died in Vancouver on May 12, 1959.

 

George and Edith had the following children.

 

Cedric Harold Gyles

Cedric Harold Gyles was born in 1903 in Croydon, Surrey.

Along with the rest of the Gyles family, Cedric was an active yachtsman.

For a time he worked as a clerk for B.C. Pulp and Paper. He belonged to the Vancouver Yacht Club and the Jericho Country Club.

On February 16, 1926, in Vancouver, Cedric married Vera Jane Rider, who had worked as a nurse. She was born on December 29, 1899, in Bristol, England. Her father was Edward Henry Rider. Her mother was Catherine Smyth Cunningham.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 31.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 31.

Cedric and Vera later lived at 5010 Blenheim Street for many years.

In 1930, Cedric was a purchasing agent for Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver.

In 1935, he was a salesman for Granville Stock and Bond Corporation.

By 1938, he was an accountant with Price Waterhouse in Vancouver.

He later became assistant secretary for Vancouver Breweries.

By 1959, Cedric was living on Lakeshore Drive in Penticton, British Columbia.

Cedric and Vera later moved to Vancouver.

Vera died in Vancouver on June 19, 1987.

 

Norman George Gyles

Norman George Gyles was born in 1904 in Croydon, Surrey.

Like his brother, Cedric, Norman also became an active yachtsman.

On June 8, 1928, in Vancouver, Norman married Dora Elliott Evelyn Robertson. She was born about 1906 in Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Her father was John Mair Robertson (1858-1938), who was a medical doctor. Dora’s mother was Fannie Elizabeth Elliott (1864-1951).

By 1947, Norman was living in Osoyoos, British Columbia.

He was the secretary of Lohlein & Gyles, a farming and orchard supply business in Osoyoos.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 190 (Osoyoos)

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 190 (Osoyoos)

In 1979, Norman was the chairman of the court of revision for the South Okanagan. His occupation was “orchardist.”

British Columbia Order in Council 135/1979; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0135_1979.

British Columbia Order in Council 135/1979; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0135_1979.

 

Gwynneth Edith Gyles

Gwynneth Edith Gyles was born about 1912 in London, England.

About 1930, she was in school in Switzerland and France.

On June 26, 1935, in Vancouver, Gwynneth married John Leveson Gower, who was an accountant with the Canada Life Assurance Company. He was born on August 26, 1898, in Burlington, Ontario.

His father was Edwin Prothero Gower (1863-1958), a banker who had also served with the federal forces during the Riel Rebellion. John’s mother was Susan Mary Bayly (1865-1929).

John later became an inspector for Canada Life. In the 1950s, John and Gwynneth lived for a time in West Vancouver.

John died in North Vancouver on April 7, 1971.

Gwynneth died in April 1999.

 

Sources

 

Harry Percy Gyles (father of George Frederick Gyles)

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQJH-RTW : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry Gyles in household of Henry Gyles, St Pancras, Middlesex, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKVV-BRC1 : accessed 2 December 2015), Henry P Gile in household of Henry Gile, Saint Mary Abbotts Kensington, Middlesex, England; citing Saint Mary Abbotts Kensington, Middlesex, England, p. 15, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7VH-Z8M : accessed 2 December 2015), Harey Gyles, Paddington, London, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRFB-D1S : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry P Giles in entry for Charlotte Giles, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLT-LGX : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry Percy Gyles, 1873; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Life and Times of John Brinsmead [John Brinsmead (1814-1908)]; http://www.brinsmead.net/piano/lifeandtimes.html.

John Brinsmead, Piano Manufacturer; https://www.piano-tuners.org/history/brinsmead.html.

John Brinsmead – his life and times, http://www.simsgroup.com/Brinsmead/johnlandt.htm.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6Y-G8FF : accessed 2 December 2015), Henry P Gyles, Lambeth, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 21, Piece/Folio 628/49, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,314.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJSS-5MM : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry Percy Gyles, Beckenham, Kent, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Kent county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X961-X63 : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry P Gyles, Croydon, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Croydon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8L-H5V : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry Percy Gyles, Croydon, Howard R S Norwood, Surrey, 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.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH3-QCQG : accessed 2 December 2015), Harry P Gyles, 1922; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Croydon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Louise Harriett Cole (mother of George Frederick Gyles)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N4C-3SZ : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriet Cole, 1854; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2RZ-QX6 : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriett Cole, 05 Feb 1854; citing SAINT THOMAS, RYDE, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,470,889.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRBJ-P8X : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriett Cole, 1854; citing Ryde, Hampshire, England, reference – 2:36VHVNV; FHL microfilm 1,470,889.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBTV-8XT : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriett Cole, 05 Feb 1854; citing Ryde, Hampshire, England, reference item 18 p 28; FHL microfilm 1,470,889.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7V5-61V : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriet Cole, Paddington, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFDD-5JT : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Cole in entry for Bertha Drayson, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLR-12Z : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriett Cole, 1873; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6Y-G8FN : accessed 2 December 2015), Louise Gyles in household of Henry P Gyles, Lambeth, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 21, Piece/Folio 628/49, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,314.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJSS-BT2 : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Harriet Gyles in household of Harry Percy Gyles, Beckenham, Kent, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Kent county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X961-X6Q : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa H Gyles in household of Harry P Gyles, Croydon, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Croydon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8L-H5K : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa Gyles, Croydon, Howard R S Norwood, Surrey, 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.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JZH-ZJG : accessed 2 December 2015), Louisa H Gyles, 1919; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Croydon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

George Frederick Gyles

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X6C-HCV : accessed 2 December 2015), George Frederick Gyles, 1877; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Camberwell, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6Y-G8F2 : accessed 2 December 2015), George Gyles in household of Henry P Gyles, Lambeth, London,Surrey, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 21, Piece/Folio 628/49, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,314.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJSH-VT2 : accessed 2 December 2015), George Frederick Gyles in household of Harry Percy Gyles, Beckenham, Kent, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Kent county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X961-X6H : accessed 2 December 2015), George F Gyles in household of Harry P Gyles, Croydon, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Croydon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:263Z-CB9 : accessed 2 December 2015), George Frederick Gyles, 1902; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Croydon, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFS9-1QS : accessed 2 December 2015), George Frederick Gyles, 14 Jan 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBW-PTGN : accessed 2 December 2015), George Frederic Tyles [sic], 1911; citing Census, Jacques-Cartier Sub-Districts 16-60, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,550; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=108648&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Frederic+Gyles; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002056848.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, George F. Gyles, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5;Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Chartered Professional Accounts, British Columbia, presidents; http://www.bccpa.ca/legacy/our-leaders/ca-leaders/: George Frederick Gyles, FCA: 1921-1922.

“Commodores Between the Wars, 1919 to 1945,” Annnals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, pages 108-109; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section1_ClubHistoryPart1.pdf: “G. F. GYLES,Commodore 1922-23, 1927-1928,1940-1941; Ninth Commodore, Mr. G. F. Gyles, was elected for six terms to lead the activities of the Club, and in 1922 he was also elected Vice-Admiral of P.I.Y.A. In 1930 he was elected Admiral of that international body. Commodore Gyles was a very keen yachtsman and with his sons, Cedric and Norman, and daughter Gwynneth, took an active part in the cruising and racing over three decades, flying his flag on the cruising sloop Elsa May during his first term. . . . At a later date Mr. Gyles donated the Gyles Trophy for 6 Metre yacht perpetual competition, further evidence of his continuing interest in promoting the sailing game. He was one of the “greats” in the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and was elected Honorary Life Member in 1953.”

George Gyles; Sports Reference; http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/gy/george-gyles-1.html: A member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, England-born George Gyles was selected to represent Canada in the 8 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics, alongside [Ernest Cribb], [Peter Gordon], [Harry Jones], [Ronald Maitland], and [Hubert Wallace]. Despite losing all four races, the Canadians brought home a silver medal from the Games because the only other nation to enter the 8 metre tournament was the United States. Gyles was heavily involved with the RVYC for much of his life and served as Commodore of the club in 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1940, and 1941. He was made an honorary life member in 1953. By career he was an accountant and served as president of the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1937-1938.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPQ-M4Z : accessed 2 December 2015), George Frederick Gyles, 1959.

George Frederick Gyles, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 7, 1959, page 24; Vancouver Sun, February 7, 1959, page 29: “Gyles—Passed away February 5, 1959, George Frederick Gyles of 1386 Nicola. Survived by his wife, Hazel; 2 sons, Cedric, Penticton, B.C.; Norman, Osoyoos, B.C.; 1 daughter, Mrs. J.L. Gower, West Van.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; survived also by 1 brother and 3 sisters in England. The deceased was a member of the Vancouver Club and Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Funeral service Monday at 2 o’clock in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Stanley Smith officiating. Cremation. Garden Chapel. Ocean View. No flowers by request.”

 

Edith Maud Brown (wife of George Frederick Gyles)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG2-7BN : accessed 2 December 2015), Edith M Gyles, Nov 1915; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4815, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZH-DZD : accessed 2 December 2015), Edith Maude Gyles, 1929; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,136.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR4-C7N : accessed 2 December 2015), Edith Maude Gyles, 1950.

Edith Maude Gyles, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 15, 1950, page 23; Vancouver Sun, April 15, 1950, page 39: “Gyles—Edith Maude, passed peacefully away in Vancouver General Hospital on April 13, 1950. Late of 4362 Angus Dr. Survived by her loving husband George; 2 sons, Cedric H. and Norman G.; 1 daughter, Mrs. J.L. Gower; also 6 grandchildren. Funeral service in St. Paul’s Church, Pendrell and Jervis Sts., Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m., with Rev. S.E. Higgs officiating. Cremation. Center & Hanna in charge.”

 

Hazel Constance Ramsay (wife of George Frederick Gyles)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMK7-27Y : accessed 3 December 2015), Hazel Ramsay in household of George Ramsay, Kilbourn village, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States; citing sheet 10A, family 259, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,781.

“Wisconsin, State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM33-XDL : accessed 2 December 2015), Hazel Ramsey in household of Geo Ramsey, Caswell, Forest, Wisconsin; citing p. 4, line 75, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,448.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPVB-MGV : accessed 2 December 2015), Hazel M Ramsey in household of George M Ramsey, Caswell, Forest, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 24, sheet 2A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,723.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-85C : accessed 2 December 2015), Hazel Constance Gyles, 1959.

Hazel Constance Gyles, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1959, page 30; Vancouver Sun, May 14, 1959, page 29: :Gyles—Passed away May 12, 1959, Hazel Constance, widow of George F. Gyles, of 1386 Nicola Street, in her 61st year. Survived by 1 son, Gilbert R. Howard, North Vancouver; 3 grandsons; 2 sisters, Mrs. E.M. Wyllie, Carmel, Calif.; Mrs. T.A. Neil, Nassau, Bahamas. Funeral service Friday morning at 11 o’clock in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple Street, Rev. R.W. Bray officiating. Cremation. Garden Chapel. Ocean View.”

 

Cedric Harold Gyles (son of George Frederick Gyles)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F6M-41J : accessed 2 December 2015), Cedric Harold Gyles, 1903; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Croydon, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD82-G6B : accessed 2 December 2015), Cedric Harold Gyles and Vera Jane Rider, 16 Feb 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,504.

Boatbuilding Heritage Society of British Columbia; Lady Van Owners and Skippers; http://www.ladyvan.com/lady-van/history/lady-van-owners-and-skippers/: “Cedric Gyles: Cedric Gyles, one of the famous sailing sons of G.F. Gyles, skippered Lady Van for Eric Hamber in the 1932 PIYA regatta shortly after he purchased her. Cedric skippered his father’s R-Class Riowna in many Lipton Cup contests. He was elected an Honorary Life Member of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in 1966.”

“Prominent Early Yachtsmen,” Annnals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, page 37; http://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section1_ClubHistoryPart1.pdf: “Cedric and Norman Gyles, sons of G. F. Gyles, served a very useful initiation to yacht racing in the Kitten Class sailing dinghies at the time when this class was active with some of the best skippers in the club competing. Later they raced the sloop Elsa May in cruiser races and also had considerable experience on the crews of R class challengers Patricia and Riowna. Cedric skippered Riowna in the Lipton Cup contest at Seattle in 1926 and again in 1927 at Vancouver (see Lipton Cup Racing). He served as Fleet Captain in 1938 and in 1955 imported the Fife designed 8 metre sloop Concerto from the Clyde. He also served the club as Hon. Treasurer from 1952 to 1956 and was elected an Honorary Life Member in 1962.”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1987-09-010140; Vera Jane Gyles; age: 87; date of death: June 19, 1987; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=d67afd63-7832-4818-8523-e8990abb53c5.

 

Norman George Gyles (son of George Frederick Gyles)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F6T-18T : accessed 2 December 2015), Norman George Gyles, 1904; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Croydon, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYY5-9RV : accessed 3 December 2015), John Mair Robertson, 04 Aug 1858; citing GALSTON,AYR,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:267Z-3HH : accessed 3 December 2015), John Mair Robertson, 1905; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL22-5PX : accessed 2 December 2015), John Mair Robertson, 1938. (Father of Dora Elliott Evelyn Robertson).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XMJ-G1Z : accessed 3 December 2015), Fanny Elizabeth Elliott, 1864; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFDG-32Q : accessed 3 December 2015), Dora E E Robertson, 1911; citing Immigration, NARA microfilm publication T526 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,380,300.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23QT-DVK : accessed 3 December 2015), Dora E E Robertson, 1911; citing Immigration, NARA microfilm publication T840 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,402,591.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:267H-X87 : accessed 3 December 2015), Fannie Elizabeth Elliott, 1905; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5C-FRX : accessed 2 December 2015), Fanny Elizabeth Robertson, 1951. (Mother of Dora Elliott Evelyn Robertson).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-N33 : accessed 2 December 2015), Norman George Gyles and Dora Elliott Evelyn Robertson, 08 Jun 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508.

“Evening Nuptials are Solemnized at St. Paul’s,” Vancouver Sun, June 9, 1928, page 15: “St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the setting for nuptial services of many members of prominent Vancouver families, was beautifully decorated Friday evening for the wedding at eight thirty o’clock of Dora Evelyn Elliott, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Mair Robertson and Norman George Gyles, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Gyles. Rev. G.H. Dowker read the service. [Includes details of bridal party costumes.] Dr. Robertson gave his daughter in marriage and Mr. Charles Robson served Mr. Gyles as groomsman. Ushers were the groom’s brother, Mr. Cedric Gyles and Mr. Harold Jones. . . .”

“Decorative Setting for Wedding of Miss Robertson at Anglican Church,” Vancouver Province, June 9, 1928, page 8 [similar to “Evening Nuptials are Solemnized at St. Paul’s,” Vancouver Sun, June 9, 1928, page 15, above.]

Royal Military College of Canada – Review Yearbook (Kingston, Ontario Canada) – Class of 1953, page 237; http://www.e-yearbook.com/yearbooks/Royal_Military_College_Canada_Review_Yearbook/1953/Page_237.html: “No. 1734, Capt. N. G. Gyles runs a machinery shop and a farm near Osoyoos, B.C.”

Norman George Gyles as member and sometimes chairman of court of revision for South Okanagan district school boards: Appointment of members of 1979 Courts of Revision for British Columbia School Boards. [Similar appointment for 1977 (member, not chairman): http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0003_1977; 1978: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0175_1978; 1979 (chairman): http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0135_1979; 1980 (chairman): http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/2844_1980.; 1982 (chairman): http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/2677_1981.

Royal Military College; http://www.rmcclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/class-sep2013.pdf; page 40 (possible connection):

Class College# Rank First Name Last Name Entry Yr Entry College Lost Deceased Date Died Mbr Level Renewal
1923 1734 Captain Norman Gyles 1923 RMC deceased 29/03/1995 Ordinary 31/12/1994

 

Eric Lohlein (of Lohlein and Gyles in Osoyoss)

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGYX-GW5 : accessed 3 December 2015), Eric Lohlein, 01 Jul 1934; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Northport, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, roll 082624, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Stephen Mepham, Okanagan history. Fifty-sixth report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1992, page 136; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/collections/ohs/items/1.0132229: “It was very good news for his friends when they learned that he and Amy Lohlein were to be married November 10, 1979. Amy Coulson had been brought up in Vancouver where her father was in construction. In 1938, she married Eric Lohlein and they settled on a grain farm in Bridesville. In 1939, they brought Osoyoos Flour Mills, a business situated on property now owned by the Co-op. They decided to rent the farm and move down to Osoyoos. Eric and Amy had three daughters: Margaret, Cathy and Frances. Eric died October 25, 1970. Not only had both couples many friends in common, but their families had known each other throughout their schooling.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTWN-PMS : accessed 3 December 2015), Eric  Lohlein, Oct 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing); also available at: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/02F0B1048095D2A38444A3F43473F591.

Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada; http://www.mrail.net/data/cemete/canada/bc/okan_similk/lakeview/osoyoos_km.htm: “Lohlein, Eric O., b. 1904, d. 1970, Sec SWM.

Mepham, Amy Ruth (Lohlein/Coulson), obituary; http://www.mhfh.com/mepham-amy-ruth-lohleincoulson/:

“May 27, 1913 – August 6, 2012; Amy, passed away peacefully at Carewest George Boyack Nursing Home in Calgary, AB on August 6, 2012 at the age of 99 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Marg Cogbill of Calgary, AB, Cathy (Earl) Spence of Vernon, B.C. and Frances (Harvey) Prevost of Vernon, B.C.; ten grandchildren, Don, Glenn, Debbie, Shelley, Randy, Brian, Brad, Richard, Chandi, and Ryan; as well as fifteen great-grandchildren; and sister, Marie McRae.

Amy was predeceased by her first husband Eric Lohlein; second husband Steven Mepham; her parents; two brothers; three sisters; and one son-in-law Cecil Cogbill.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church (7200 87th Street, Osoyoos, B.C.) on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Reid officiating. A Reception will take place at the church hall following the service. A private family interment will follow at the Osoyoos cemetery following the reception. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial tributes may be sent to The Canadian Diabetes Association, The Memorial Society or War Amps.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Mark Addision and the caring staff of the Carewest George Boyack Nursing Home.”

 

Gwynneth Edith Gyles (daughter of George Frederick Gyles)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG2-7BJ : accessed 2 December 2015), Guryaneth Edith Gyles, Nov 1915; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4815, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“In and Out of Town,” Vancouver Sun, June 6, 1931, page 18, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9i1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2934%2C782157 [link leads to story above]: “Miss Gwynneth Gyles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Gyles, who has been spending the past two years attending schools in Switzerland and France, is returning home early in July.”

Edwin Prothroe Gower, 1863-1958; Archives Society of Alberta; http://www.albertaonrecord.ca/gower-edwin-p-gower-susan: “Edwin Prothroe Gower, 1863-1958, was born and educated in Bayfield, Ontario. He worked for the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and while with the London branch joined the Seventh Fusiliers and fought in the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion). His brother, Charles Douglas Gower, also served with the Fusiliers. On his return Edwin continued to work for the bank at several locations in Ontario. From 1911 until his retirement in 1925 he was assistant manager of the Toronto branch. Edwin married Susan Bayley, ?-1929, and they had four children, Kathleen D., Mrs. Eric Farncomb, John Leveson, and Edwin Gordon.”

Edwin P. Gower and Charles Gower, members of the Seventh Fusiliers during the Riel Rebellion; http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesPhotosResults.aspx?XC=/search/archivesPhotosResults.aspx&TN=IMAGEBAN&AC=QBE_QUERY&RF=WebResults&DL=0&RL=0&NP=255&MF=WPEngMsg.ini&MR=10&QB0=AND&QF0=File+number&QI0=NA-4469-1&CISOPTR=DF=WebResultsDetails; photograph dated: 1885; Photographer/Illustrator: Edy Brothers, London, Ontario: Remarks: Born in Bayfield, Ontario, Edwin P. Gower, left, was on the staff of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, in 1911 being appointed assistant manager of the main Toronto branch.”

A history of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, with an account of the other banks which now form part of its organization, volume 2; Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1922; page 96; https://archive.org/stream/historyofcanadia02rossuoft#page/96/mode/1up: “

In the spring of 1885 the North-West Rebellion broke out, and a force of over 5,000 men, consisting principally of militia and volunteers, was raised for its suppression. Four members of the bank’s staff are recorded as having served their country on this occasion, Messrs. Simcoe Mackintosh Daly, Percy Neville Smith, Charles Wauchope Gilmour and Edwin Protheroe Gower; and the directors decided to pay their salaries in full during their absence. Mr. Daly was shot through the hand while on active service. Mr. Gower is the only one of the four who is still in the service of the bank, and now (1922) holds the position of assistant manager of the Toronto branch.”

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVY-6L6 : accessed 3 December 2015), Edwin Prothers [sic] Gower and Susan Mary Bayly, 05 Oct 1892; citing registration , London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,472.

“Edwin P. Gower: Retired Banker Was Veteran of Riel Revolt,” Toronto Globe and Mail; February 27, 1958, page 4:

“Funeral services were held yesterday for Edwin P. Gower, 94, retired banker, who died at his home, 49 Madison Ave. on Monday.

Mr. Gower, born in Bayfield, moved to London, Ont., with his family and was educated there, later joining the staff of the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

While with the London branch of the bank, he joined the Seventh Fusiliers and served in the Riel Rebellion.

He afterward went to the New York agency of the bank and on his return to Canada became accountant at Guelph and Hamilton, and manager at Berlin (now Kitchener) and Windsor. In 1911 he was appointed assistant manager at the main Toronto branch of the bank, which post he held until his retirement in 1925.

He was a member of the Toronto Golf Club for many years and became a life member of the Seniors Association. He also curled at the Toronto Victoria Club.

He was a member of St. Thomas Anglican Church.

His wife, the former Susan Bayly, died in 1929. He leaves two daughters, Kathleen D., at home; Mrs. Eric M. Farncomb; two sons, John Leveson of Vancouver, and Edwin Gordon of Markham; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.”

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKH1-K2K : accessed 3 December 2015), Susan Mary Gower, 22 Nov 1929; citing York, Ontario, Canada, 008185, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,210,916.

Susie M. Gower, death notice, Toronto Globe, November 23, 1929, page 18: “Gower—At her late residence, 49 Madison Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, November 22nd, Susie M., beloved wife of E.P. Gower. Funeral service at St. Thomas’s Church, Huron Street, on Monday, 25th, at 3 p.m.:

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27DC-5CL : accessed 3 December 2015), Eric Maulson Farncomb and Norah Graeme Gower, 15 Jun 1923; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,266,883.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1910”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMDB-581 : accessed 3 December 2015), Edwin P. Gower in entry for John Leveson Gower, 1898.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F25B-1JW : accessed 3 December 2015), John Leveson Gower, 26 Aug 1898; citing Nelson, Halton, Ontario, 26 Aug 1898, reference 505; FHL microfilm 1,928,124.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGG-7C1 : accessed 3 December 2015), John Gower in household of Swin Gower, A, Waterloo (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=73051&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Edwin+Gower; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000110635.pdf [Indexed as “Swin Gower.”]

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1935-09-425604; John Leveson Gower and Gwynneth Edith Gyles; date of marriage: June 26, 1935; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=ab8cdef8-235f-417d-876a-1f5bf08c3e77.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYG-9Z4 : accessed 2 December 2015), John Leveson Gower, 1971.

Rootsweb, obituary index; GOWER, Gwynneth Edith (GYLES); 86; Vancouver BC; Vanc Sun; 1999-4-8; mumtaz; http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi?Surname=+%2Bedith+e%22&type=Keyword&Start=17350.