Harrison, Francis Edgar (1861-1934)

Francis E. Harrison, about 1928, Vancouver City Archives; Port P195; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/francis-e-harrison

Francis E. Harrison, about 1928, Vancouver City Archives; Port P195; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/francis-e-harrison

Francis Edgar Harrison was assistant postmaster and later postmaster in Vancouver. He lived at 1833 Comox Street from 1907 to 1912. The Vancouver names listing showed him at 1973 Haro Street in 1918.

Francis Edgar Harrison was born in Stratford, Ontario, on February 1, 1861. His father was William Dyne Harrison (1830-1872). His mother was Lucy Tye (1827-1903). William and Lucy were married in Galt, Ontario, on May 10, 1851.

In 1879, Francis began his mail service career in Stratford, Ontario. He worked at several locations across Canada.

In 1884 he was transferred to Winnipeg. In 1885, he was in Calgary during the time of the Riel rebellion.

“Personal,” The Calgary Weekly Herald, May 21, 1885, page 1.

“Personal,” The Calgary Weekly Herald, May 21, 1885, page 1.

On October 6, 1887, in Stratford, Ontario, Francis married Eliza Kearsley Hamilton. She was born in Ontario about 1861.

In 1889 Francis moved briefly to Vancouver to open the first railway mail service in the city. He returned to Winnipeg.

Francis and Eliza had two sons, both born in Winnipeg: Francis Hamilton Edgar Harrison and Cecil Dyne Harrison.

On January 7, 1895, Francis became the assistant postmaster in Vancouver. He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1896.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 136

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 136

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1896 1163 Georgia Street
1897 1441 Georgia Street
1898 Hotel Metropole (Abbott Street and Cordova Street)
1899 1021 Melville Street
1900 to 1901 1039 Melville Street (with John W. Mallory)
1902 Hillside Hall (Burrard Street and Barclay Street)(with Mrs. J.W. Mallory)
1903 and 1904 1216 Alberni Street
1905 and 1906 Badminton Hotel (603 Howe Street)
1907 to 1912 1833 Comox Street
1913 to 1914 number 35, 884 Bute Street (Beaconsfield Apartments)
1915 to 1917 1220 Melville Street
1918 1973 Haro Street
1919 to 1921 742 Bidwell Street
1922 1329 Harwood Street
1923 742 Bidwell Street (summer residence Caulfeild, West Vancouver)
1924 to 1925 742 Bidwell Street
1926 to 1927 Caulfeild, West Vancouver
1928 to 1934 not in Vancouver directories

It appears that Eliza died before 1901. At the time of the 1901 Canada census, Frances was a lodger at 1039 Melville Street, the home of architect John W. Mallory.

On August 2, 1906, in Vancouver, Francis married Catherine Rose. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on December 8, 1880. Her father was Lewis Rose. Her mother was Catherine Watt Thomson.

Francis continued as the assistant postmaster until 1920, when he became the postmaster in Vancouver.

After Francis retired in 1928, he and Catherine went to live in the south of France, along with their daughter. They returned to Vancouver in May 1934.

Frances died in Vancouver on July 5, 1934.

Catherine died in Essondale, British Columbia, on April 12, 1961.

 

Children

Francis and Eliza Hamilton had two sons.

 

Francis Hamilton Edgar Harrison

Francis Hamilton Edgar Harrison was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on May 1, 1890.

He married Muriel Ashton Dove. She was born in Lincolnshire, England, on September 21, 1893.

Francis worked with the provincial highway department.

Muriel died in Sidney, British Columbia, on May 31, 1961.

Francis died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 29, 1971.

 

Cecil Dyne Harrison

Cecil Dyne Harrison was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 1, 1891.

He studied at Queen’s School in Vancouver and at University School in Victoria, British Columbia.

He was involved in many sports, including boxing, rowing and swimming.

In 1908 he began working for the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

In 1914 he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, to serve during the First World War. He later served with the Canadian Engineers. While he was a despatch rider near Ypres in 1915, he was injured in a collision, and he was sent to England to recuperate. In 1918 he was with the Royal Air Force.

In June 1918 he was in a boxing match with another cadet. During the match he slipped and fell. His head hit the floor, causing a cerebral hemorrhage which led to his death. He was buried in Denham, England.

 

Francis and Catherine Rose had two daughters.

Catherine Rose Harrison

Catherine Rose Harrison was born in Vancouver in October 1909.

It appears that she lived in New York City for a time.

In the mid-1930s she married Baron Nils Gustaf Solomon Djurklou (Gustav), who was from Sweden. He was born in 1908.

Catherine was employed by the United States embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

Catherine died in 1977.

Gustav died in 1978.

 

Elizabeth Wayne Harrison

Elizabeth Wayne Harrison (sometimes called “Wayne”) was born in Vancouver on October 6, 1922.

In 1948, she married Gerald (“Gerry”) Lowther Leigh-Spencer, who obtained a Bachelor of Science in forestry from the University of British Columbia in 1951.

Gerry died in 1995.

Elizabeth died on November 28, 2013.

 

Sources

William Dyne Harrison (father of Frances Edgar Harrison)

George Douglas Brymner (1857-1923); http://www.brebner.com/biographies/bre05115.pdf; British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume31; S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1914, pages 84-87; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/84/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/87/mode/1up: “In 1881, in Stratford, Ontario, Mr. Brymner was united in marriage to Miss Anna Elizabeth Harrison, a daughter of the late William Dyne Harrison, one of the well-known pioneer farmers of that section, who married Miss Lucy Tye, a member of one of the oldest pioneer families of Ontario.”

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBSS-XPX : 6 December 2014), William Dyne Harrison, 08 Aug 1832; citing CLAYHANGER,DEVON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 917,179.

American Vital Records from the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1731-1868, By David Dobson; https://books.google.ca/books?id=MNz0xpd8M1EC&pg=PA284&lpg=PA284&dq=%22william+dyne+harrison%22#v=onepage&q=%22william%20dyne%20harrison%22&f=false: “TYE Lucy, 3rd dau. Daniel Tyue, Wilmot, m. William Dune Harrison, Stratford, s. Rev. W M Harrison, Clayhanger, Devon, Galt, Upper Canada, 10 May 1851.”

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7G-WBZ : 8 November 2014), Wm Dyne Harrison, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 47, line 32; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1065, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,938.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M476-8BZ : 13 November 2014), William Dyna Harrison, Stratford, North Perth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 8, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9940, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,682; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396682_00595.pdf.

Find a Grave, William D. Harrison, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=171595712: “Birth: 1830, Devon, England; Death: Jul. 22, 1872, Ontario, Canada; Family links: Spouse: Lucy Tye Harrison (1827 – 1903). Inscription: W.D. Harrison / Died / July 22, 1872 / Aged 42 Years / He is not here / He is risen / A Native of Devonshire England / HARRISON /. Note: Interment Date 1872-07-24. Grey granite obelisk. Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Plot: Section H, Lot 113, SubLot 1; GPS (lat/lon): 43.37187, -80.99742.

Lucy Tye (father of Frances Edgar Harrison)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47D-BWP : 13 November 2014), Lucy Harrison, Stratford, North Perth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 8, line 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9940, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,682.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFB-2F2 : 18 November 2014), Lucy Harrison, Stratford, Perth North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 65; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13271, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,907.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK7T-D5M : 11 December 2014), Lucy Harrison, 15 Mar 1903; citing Swatford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, p 696 cn 021899, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,281.

Find a Grave, Lucy Tye Harrison, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=171595713: “Birth: May, 1827, Mitcham, London Borough of Merton; Greater London, England; Death: Mar. 15, 1903, Ontario, Canada. Family links: Spouse: William D. Harrison (1830 – 1872). Inscription: …Lucy Tye / Wife of / W.D. Harrison / Died / Mar. 15, 1903 / Aged 75 Years / & 10 M’s / The works of the righteous shall / be peace / A Native of / Mitchem [sic], Surrey / England / HARRISON /. Note: Interment Date 3/18/1903. Grey granite obelisk. Burial: Avondale Cemetery; Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Plot: Section H, Lot 113, SubLot 2; GPS (lat/lon): 43.37187, -80.99742.”

Frances Edgar (“Frank”) Harrison)

The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, 1934; http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology1934.htm: “July 5: Frank (Francis) E. Harrison, former postmaster, died in Vancouver. He was born February 1, 1861 in Stratford, Ontario. In 1889 he came to B.C. and opened the Mainland’s first RMS (Railway Mail Service) office. When the Vancouver Post Office was placed on a city basis in 1895 he was assistant postmaster under Jonathan Miller. He succeeded R.G. Macpherson as postmaster January 10, 1920 and retired in 1928.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M476-8B8 : 13 November 2014), Frances Edgar Harrison in household of William Dyna Harrison, Stratford, North Perth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 8, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9940, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,682; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396682_00595.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFB-2FP : 18 November 2014), Francis Edgar Harrison in household of Lucy Harrison, Stratford, Perth North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 65; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13271, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,907.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJY-FZ1 : 10 April 2015), Francis E Harrison and Eliza Hamilton, 06 Oct 1887; citing registration , Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,218.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKC-PD1 : 13 November 2014), Francis E Harrison, Ward 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148098-00474.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Har to Hd, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votehar.htm: “Harrison, Francis Edgar, Vancouver P.O., Assistant Post Master, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-23K : 13 November 2014), Frank Harrison in household of John W Mallory, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59795&highlight=2&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frank+Harrison; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010238.pdf

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada, Vol. 37, no.12, Sessional Papers no.28-33, 1903, page 132: Harrison, Francis Edgar; present rank: Asst. Postmaster; date: 7 Jan. ’95; present salary: $1400 [per year]; date of birth: 1 Feb. ’61; date of first appointment: 1 Sept. ’84.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-JF2 : 21 January 2016), Francis Edgar Harrison and Catherine Rose, 02 Aug 1906; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

Francis Edgar Harrison and Catherine Rose, marriage announcement, Vancouver Daily World, July 21, 1906, page 8: “The marriage will take place on August 2, at the residence of Mrs. J. B. Mills, sister of the bride, 1171 Nelson street, of Francis Edgar Harrison, assistant postmaster, and Catherine Rose of this city.”

Francis Edgar Harrison and Catherine Rose, wedding description, Vancouver Daily World, August 2, 1906, page 5: “Harrison-Rose. One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at 2:30 this afternoon when at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Mills, 1171 Nelson street, Vancouver, Francis Edgar Harrison, assistant postmaster of this city and Catherine, daughter of the late Lewis Rose became man and wife at the hands of the Rev. Mr. McLeod, of Toronto. The ceremony took place in the drawing-room which had been very prettily decorated with shasta daisies and palms which formed a picturesque background for the bridal party. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. J. B. Mills. She looked lovely in an exquisite frock of white chiffon with duchesse lace point, with which was worn the bridal veil and orange blossoms. The flowers were white roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by Miss Lillian Burns who made a sweet and graceful bridesmaid in a white and lavender organdie dress with hat to match. Miss Burns carried a bouquet of lavender peas. Mr. George Smellie supported the groom. At the close of the ceremony Mrs. J.B. Mills entertained the relatives of the happy pair at luncheon after which Mr. and Mrs. Harrison left for the north, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride went away in pale grey tweed with a grey and lavender hat with a black paradise feather. On their return they will make their residence on Comox street. Both Mr. and Mrs. Harrison were the recipients of numerous and costly presents, the bride being one of the most popular members of Vancouver society. The groom, who has been at the post office for 10 or 11 years, was presented by the post office staff with a handsome cut glass berry bowl and dishes.”

Francis Edgar Harrison and Catherine Rose, wedding description, Vancouver Province, August 3, 1906, page 4 [similar to Francis Edgar Harrison and Catherine Rose, wedding description, Vancouver Daily World, August 2, 1906, page 5, above.]

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGXY : 2 March 2015), Frances Edgar Harrison, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“F.E. Harrison Now Postmaster; Official Announcement of the Appointment Made by Hon. Dr. Roche,” Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1920, page 14 (includes photograph of Francis E. Harrison).

“Ottawa, Feb. 27—(By Canadian Press).—Assistant-Postmaster Francis E. Harrison of Vancouver has been appointed postmaster of that city, it was announced officially tonight by Hon. Dr. Roche, chairman of the civil service commission.

Francis E. Harrison has been assistant postmaster of Vancouver for twenty-five years. He succeeds R.G. MacPherson, who retired from office to accept the position of provincial manager of the National Life Insurance Company.

“It isn’t so much what it means to us to have promotion in the line of service come as a result of continuous and faithful work, nor it isn’t because he knows his work and his men under him, it is because we like him,: said the head of one department.

Mr. Harrison entered the mail service in Stratford, Ontario, his native town, in 1879, and has continued to serve through a long list of promotions. The first post office established on the mainland of British Columbia was opened in this city by Mr. Harrison, under the supervision of Inspector Fletcher of Victoria, in connection with the railway mail service. When the local post office was established on a city basis, he was called to be assistant postmaster.

He was acting postmaster at Calgary during the Riel rebellion, when the railroad did not run as far west as Banff.

Mr. Harrison lost his son, Dyne, in the war.”

“City’s New Postmaster Has Risen from Ranks,” Vancouver Worl, February 28, 1920, page 1 (Includes photograph of Mr. F.E. Harrison.) [Similar to “F.E. Harrison Now Postmaster; Official Announcement of the Appointment Made by Hon. Dr. Roche,” Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1920, page 14, above]. Adds: “Mr. and Mrs. Harrison reside at 742 Bidwell street. They have one daughter, Katherine, and one son, Hamilton, who is chief clerk in the auditor-general’s office at Victoria. Another son, Dyne, who was teller for the Canadian Bank of Commerce here, was killed at the front.”

“New Postmaster is Very Popular,” Vancouver Province, February 28, 1920, page 7 (includes photograph of Mr. F. E. Harrison). [Similar to “F.E. Harrison Now Postmaster; Official Announcement of the Appointment Made by Hon. Dr. Roche,” Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1920, page 14.]

1921 Canada Census, Francis E. Harrison, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; 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:FLGG-JFF : 30 September 2015), Francis Edgar Harrison, 1934.

“First Postal Chief of Vancouver Dies; F.E. Harrison Succumbs After Short Illness,” Vancouver Sun, July 5, 1934, page 2 (includes photograph of Francis E. Harrison.)

“Francis E. Harrison, 73, who opened the first post office in Vancouver and who served for many yuears as postmaster of this city, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning in St. Paul’s Hospital. He had been ill a week.

Mr. Harrison only returned to Vancouver about six weeks ago from France, where, with Mrs. Harrison and his daughter, Katherine, he had been living since his retirement in 1928. On their return here they took up residence at Caulfeild. . . .”

“F.E. Harrison Dies Suddenly; Former Postmaster Came to Vancouver First in 1889; Was Aged 73,” Vancouver Province, July 5, 1934, page 2 (includes photograph of F.E. Harrison.)

Francis Edgar Harrison, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 6, 1934, page 17; Vancouver Sun, July 6, 1934, page 18: “Harrison—Died July 5th 1934, Francis Edgar Harrison, of Caulfeild, B.C., in his 74th year. Mr. Harrison was former postmaster of Vancouver. Funeral service Center & Hanna’s chapel, Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. Cremation.”

 

Elizabeth Kearsley Hamilton (wife of Frances Edgar Harrison)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47D-YX1 : 13 November 2014), Eliza Kearsley Hamilton, Stratford, North Perth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 10, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9940, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,682.

 

Catherine Rose (wife of Frances Edgar Harrison)

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, March 20, 1909, page 4: “Mrs. Francis Harrison entertained with two tables of bridge on Friday evening.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGX1 : 2 March 2015), Catherine Rose Harrison in entry for Frances Edgar Harrison, 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, Catherine Harrison in household of Francis E. Harrison, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; 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:FLR2-625 : 30 September 2015), Catherine Harrison, 1961.

Catherine Harrison, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 13, 1961, page 18; Vancouver Sun, April 13, 1961, page 37: “Harrison—Catherine, of 1031 Clyde Ave., West Vancouver, passed away April 12, 1961, wife of the late Francis Edgar Harrison. Survived by 2 daughters, Baroness Catherine Djurklow of Stockholm, Sweden, Mrs. G.L. Leigh-Spencer, West Vancouver, 4 grandchildren, 1 stepson, F.H. Harrison, Victoria, 1 brother, J.G. Rose, Vernon, 1 sister, Mrs. Baillie Ripley, Conn., U.S.A. Funeral service Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. in Christ Church Cathedral, The Very Rev. Northcotte Burke, C.C., officiating. Cremation. Center & Hanna directors.”

 

Francis Hamilton Harrison (son of Frances Edgar Harrison)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1890-004311; Francis Hamilton Edgar Harrison; date of birth: May 1, 1890; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Eliza Kearsley Hamilton.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKC-P69 : 13 November 2014), Hamilton Harrison, Ward 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148098-00474

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P4Q : 13 November 2014), Hamilton Harrison in household of Arkerbal Gompertz, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa. (note Wilfred Stoess is at the same location)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTW-NZD : 30 September 2015), Francis Hamilton Harrison, 1971.

 

Muriel Ashton Dove (wife of Francis Hamilton Harrison)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR2-YRB : 30 September 2015), Muriel Harrison, 1961.

 

Cecil Dyne Harrison (son of Frances Edgar Harrison)

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name:  Harrison, Cecil Dyne; Regimental Number: 75085; Date of Birth: 01/11/1891; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4101 – 16; Item Number: 443010; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=443010. Digitized service file: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4101-S016.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Cecil Dyne Harrison; In memory of Corporal Cecil Dyne Harrison, June 27, 1918; Military Service: Service Number: 75085; Age: 26; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Engineers; Division: 4th Canadian Div. Signal Coy.; Additional Information: Born: November 1, 1891 Winnipeg, Manitoba; Son of Francis Edgar and Lylie K. Harrison, of Vancouver, British Columbia.; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/343994.

Letters from the Front. Being a Record of the Part Played by Officers of the Bank in the Great War, 1914-1919, volume 2; by Canadian Bank of Commerce, pages 189-190; https://archive.org/stream/lettersfromfront02cana#page/189/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/lettersfromfront02cana#page/190/mode/1up.

“Harrison, Cecil Dyne—Flight Cadet. Born 1st November, 1891, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Father, Francis Edgar Harrison, Postmaster, Vancouver, B.C. Educated at Queen’s School, Vancouver, and University School, Victoria, B.C. Entered service of the Bank, 22nd April, 1908. Enlisted, 14th October, 1914, from Vancouver branch, in 29th (Vancouver) Battalion, with the rank of Private. Transferred to Canadian Engineers, August, 1915; Royal Air Force, April, 1918. Promoted Corporal, August, 1916. Principal actions: Ypres, Somme, 1916; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, 1917. Injured in a collision near Ypres while serving as a Despatch Rider, 26th October, 1915, and invalided to England.

Died as the result of an accident, 27th June, 1918. Buried with full Military Honours at Denham, England.

Note: The late Mr. Harrison was well known in athletic circles in Vancouver, as a keen boxer, oarsman and swimmer.

We are indebted to Mr. F.E. Harrison (father of late Mr. C.D. Harrison) for the following particulars of the tragic accident which caused his death. The extract is from a letter written by the Commandant of the Royal Air force Camp at Denham:

“His death was due to cerebral hemorrhage consequent to a fall. He was boxing in a tournament with a fellow cadet in the penultimate bout, and was wining on all points when a blow from his opponent made him stagger, and in recovering his balance, his foot slipped, and he fell backwards, striking his head on the floor, and was rendered unconscious, in which condition he was taken to hospital, where he passed away several hours later. It was his kismet—he was enjoying his life, his work, his play and his surroundings, and died just as much for his country as any man who laid down his life on the battlefield.”

 

Catherine Rose Harrison (daughter of Frances Edgar Harrison)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGX1 : 2 March 2015), Catherine Rose Harrison in entry for Frances Edgar Harrison, 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, Catherine Harrison in household of Francis E. Harrison, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Baron Gustaf Djurklou and Catherine Rose Harrison, engagement, marriage index, Calgary Herald, 1935.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24PK-J9X : 3 October 2015), Catherine Djurklou, 1947; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Sveriges statskalender / 1972 /, Svenska institute i Rom—Tessinsitute i Paris, [2052-2057], http://runeberg.org/statskal/1972/1035.html: Verkst. Director; Djurklou, Catherine Rose, f. Harrison, Ambassadtjänsteman, 09; 59. [Google translation: Exec. Director Djurklou, Catherine Rose, b. Harrison, embassy officials, 09; 59.]

Brev till Gustaf Collijn; https://sok.riksarkivet.se/?ValdSortering=DatumFallande&PageSize=20&Sokord=Nils+Gabriel+Djurklou&EndastDigitaliserat=False&FacettFilter=register_facet%24Brev%2FKungliga+biblioteket%3A&AvanceradSok=False&page=1&postid=Brev_283109&tab=post&FacettState=undefined%3Ac%7Cundefined%3Ac%7Cundefined%3Ac%7Cundefined%3Ac%7Cundefined%3Ac%7C#tab: Google translation: Letter to Gustav Collijn. letter Collections. . . . Submitted Harrison, Catherine Rose b. 1909 d. 1977: Employed at the US Embassy in Stockholm. Married Djurklou. Djurklou, Nils Gustaf Solomon (Gustav) b. 1908 d. 1978. . . . Prepared by the Royal Library.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTV4-4FW : 23 May 2014), Nils G Djurklou, Residence, Carson, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information. (Possibly son of Catherine Rose Harrison.)