Hills, Charles William (1873-1940)

Charles William Hills directory advertising, Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 843.

Charles William Hills directory advertising, Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 843.

Charles William Hills was a dry goods window dresser. He lived at 2000 Beach Avenue in 1910 and 1911.

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, on November 25, 1873. His parents were Richard Hills and Charlotte Elizabeth Vint.

On June 28, 1900, in Victoria, British Columbia, Charles married Jane Armstrong. She was born in Cookstown, Ontario. Her parents were William and Margaret Armstrong.

Charles and Jane’s only son, Charles Armstrong Hills, was born in Victoria on January 27, 1903.

The family stayed in Victoria until about 1906. By 1907, Charles had established a ladies’ outfitters and milliners business in Vancouver at 940 Granville Street, between Smithe Street and Nelson Street.

Charles seems to have stayed in Vancouver until 1911; after that, Jane appears in the directories under her own name.

Charles seems to have moved to California about 1911. In his 1917 draft registration for the United States, he was living in San Mateo, California, and his wife was Alice Elizabeth Hills. Charles and Elizabeth continued to live in California; Charles was a real estate salesman in 1940. He appears to have died in Alameda, California on May 23, 1940.

Jane Hills continued to look after the millinery business for a time, and she lived in Vancouver until the late 1940s. She died in Vancouver August 14, 1951; she was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Charles William Hills and Jane Armstrong had one child.

Charles Armstrong Hills

Charles Armstrong Hills was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 27, 1903. He worked at a series of industrial jobs. He married Marian Cecelia Seeley, and they had three sons and five daughters. He died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 2, 1972. Marian died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 11, 1992.

Sources

Charles William Hills

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM3L-64F : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles Wm. Hills, 1873.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8H-G11 : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles William Hills and Jane Hrustrony [sic], 1900.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1900-09-009512, Charles William Hills and Jane Armstrong, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=7dd21929-52c0-4829-90b9-5dee81834a76

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHV2-SCG : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles W Hills, 1901.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia / Vancouver / 3 Vancouver City / page 11, family 119, lines 39-41.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZK7-365 : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles William Hills, 1917-1918.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH38-MCX : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles W Hills, 1920.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCXQ-B7W : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles W Hills, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZB-NS9 : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles W Hills, 1940.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPN1-1B5 : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles William Hills, 1940.

Jane Armstrong

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFC-SGX : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Jane Armstrong in household of William Armstrong, Nottawasaga, Simcoe North, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5C-97D : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Jane Armstrong Hills, 1951.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1951-09-007729, Jane Armstrong Hills, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=caa4ec04-0287-4ecb-bcb2-789ffbe343d1

Jane Armstrong Hills, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1951, page 27; Vancouver Province, August 15, 1951, page 29.

Charles Armstrong Hills

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1903-09-013335, Charles Armstrong Hills

Winnipeg Free Press, August 1, 1940, page 12, “The engagement is announced in Vancouver, B.C., of Marian Ceceila, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Selley, formerly of Winnipeg, to Mr. Charles Armstrong Hills, only son of Mrs. C. Hills and the late Mr. C. Hills, the wedding to take place in Vancouver, August 9.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYP-393 : accessed 06 Sep 2013), Charles Armstrong Hills, 1972.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1972-09-009213, Charles Armstrong Hills, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=5e5371c1-1bdc-4172-afcd-396da6e0b219

Charles Armstrong Hills, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1972, page 32; Vancouver Province, July 3, 1972, page 21.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1992-09-010477, Marion Cecila Hills, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=92c1a3a2-cbd2-49c2-87b4-06dc02201a42; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b6e79801-fea1-4386-95b4-95c552eec198

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