Holland, William Sowden (1863-1939)

W.S. Holland, about 1912, detail from Vancouver Exhibition Association, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2966; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-exhibition-association-24.

W.S. Holland, about 1912, detail from Vancouver Exhibition Association, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2966; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-exhibition-association-24.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 390.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 390.

William Sowden Holland was an insurance agent and real estate investor. He lived at 2070 Comox Street from 1904 to 1920. Holland Street in southwest Vancouver is named after him.

Holland Street and Southwest Marine Drive, Google Streets; searched December 2, 2018; image dated July 2018.

Holland Street and Southwest Marine Drive, Google Streets; searched December 2, 2018; image dated July 2018.

 

Family Background

William Sowden Holland was born on November 2, 1863, in Omemee, Ontario. His parents were Richard Henry Holland (1837-1910) and Victoria Sowden (1837-1885). Richard Henry Holland was a police magistrate in Port Hope, Ontario.

Richard Henry Holland, The Canadian Album : Men of Canada, volume 5; Toronto; Bradley-Garretson Company, 1896; page 339; https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen05cochuoft#page/339/mode/1up.

Richard Henry Holland, The Canadian Album : Men of Canada, volume 5; Toronto; Bradley-Garretson Company, 1896; page 339; https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen05cochuoft#page/339/mode/1up.

Richard Henry Holland, The Canadian Album : Men of Canada, volume 5; Toronto; Bradley-Garretson Company, 1896; page 339; https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen05cochuoft#page/339/mode/1up.

Richard Henry Holland, The Canadian Album: Men of Canada, volume 5; Toronto; Bradley-Garretson Company, 1896; page 339; https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen05cochuoft#page/339/mode/1up.

"Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-ST2C : 31 March 2017), Richard Henry Holland and Victoria Lowden [sic], 10 Sep 1861; citing Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,061.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-ST2C : 31 March 2017), Richard Henry Holland and Victoria Lowden [sic], 10 Sep 1861; citing Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,061.

William’s Life in Ontario and Manitoba

William went to Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario.

For a time he worked with William Henry Sowden’s colonization company in Manitoba. He also spent some time doing railway surveys.

In 1891, William was living in Port Arthur, Ontario with his brother, Richard William Holland. William and Richard were both railway mail clerks.

In 1893, William married Frances (“Fanny”) Ann McDougall, who was born in Eldon, Ontario on April 21, 1861 (or 1862). Her parents were Neil McDougall (1828-1872) and Ann Boynton (1832-1902). Neil McDougall was the sheriff in Lindsay, Ontario. (Ann McDougall later lived in Vancouver.)

Vancouver Daily World, October 10, 1902, page 5, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, October 10, 1902, page 5, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, October 11, 1902, page 8, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 11, 1902, page 8, column 3.

By 1893, William was in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was working with his brother, Frederick, who was the local manager of the London Guarantee and Accident Company. William was boarding at the Clarendon Hotel at 311 Portage Avenue.

Henderson's City of Winnipeg directory for 1893, page 266; [edited image]; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.4/212.html.

Henderson’s City of Winnipeg directory for 1893, page 266; [edited image]; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.4/212.html.

Clarendon Hotel (311 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg), about 1903; Manitoba Historical Society; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/clarendonhotel.shtml.

Clarendon Hotel (311 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg), about 1903; Manitoba Historical Society; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/clarendonhotel.shtml.

In 1899, William was still in Winnipeg, working as an insurance agent.

Henderson's City of Winnipeg directory for 1899, page 250; [edited image]; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.10/232.html.

Henderson’s City of Winnipeg directory for 1899, page 250; [edited image]; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.10/232.html.

He sometimes travelled to promote insurance sales. In 1899, he was staying in the Hume Hotel in Nelson, British Columbia. His home address was still in Winnipeg.

Hume Hotel, Nelson, B.C.; http://www.humehotel.com/our-history.

Hume Hotel, Nelson, B.C.; http://www.humehotel.com/our-history.

 

Life in Vancouver

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1900. He was living at 1502 Georgia Street, and he was still with the insurance firm of Fred J. Holland and Company.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 835.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 835.

In 1900 Police Magistrate Joseph Ambrose Russell convicted William of canvassing for the Equity Fire Insurance Company while the company was not authorized to do business in British Columbia.

Vancouver Daily World, February 22, 1900, page 5, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, February 22, 1900, page 5, column 4.

In June 1900 the British Columbia Supreme Court agreed with Magistrate Russell’s decision and upheld the conviction.

Regina v. Holland (1900), 7 British Columbia Reports, pages 281-288; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/bcreports/007.pdf.

Regina v. Holland (1900), 7 British Columbia Reports, pages 281-288; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/bcreports/007.pdf.

William lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1900-1901 1502 Georgia Street
1901 to 1903 1600 Burnaby Street (listed as 1600 Hornby Street under Vancouver names in 1902)
1904 to 1920 2070 Comox Street (Corner of Park Road and Comox Street in 1904 and 1905)
1921 to 1922 South Gabriola Island
1923 431 Seymour Street
1924 to 1935 1210 Jervis Street

Like many insurance company representatives, William allowed his name to appear in advertising that promoted prompt and reliable payouts for insurance claims, including this example from 1902.

In 1903, when the Holland family was living at 1600 Burnaby Street (near Cardero Street), William fired his shotgun at what he thought was a large dog that was attacking his chickens. The dog turned out to be a timber wolf.

By 1904, the Holland family had moved to their new house at 2070 Comox Street.

About 1906, William’s brother, Richard, had a business called the Holland, Davidson Realty Company. (William also had an interest in this business.) Although the firm was not active for long, it became involved in a complicated series of real estate transactions. One of the transactions ended up in court, and the result was a decision by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1910.

Vancouver Daily World, August 18, 1910, page 17, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, August 18, 1910, page 17, column 3.

A later, related, decision reinforced the principle that a person cannot take advantage of their own wrongdoing, and cannot secure ill-gotten gains for their own benefit.

Vancouver Daily World, February 19, 1913, page 8, column 4. [Gordon v. Holland, 2 Dominion Law Reports 327; 1912 CanLII 312 (British Columbia Court of Appeal); https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/1912/1912canlii312/1912canlii312.html; Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Gordon v. Holland; [1913] UKPC 7; http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKPC/1913/1913_7.html; . 10 Dominion Law Reports 734; 4 Western Weekly Reports 419; https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/ukjcpc/doc/1913/1913canlii402/1913canlii402.html.]

Vancouver Daily World, February 19, 1913, page 8, column 4. [Gordon v. Holland, 2 Dominion Law Reports 327; 1912 CanLII 312 (British Columbia Court of Appeal); https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/1912/1912canlii312/1912canlii312.html; Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Gordon v. Holland; [1913] UKPC 7; http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKPC/1913/1913_7.html; . 10 Dominion Law Reports 734; 4 Western Weekly Reports 419; https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/ukjcpc/doc/1913/1913canlii402/1913canlii402.html.%5D

The court decision did not prevent William from continuing his insurance and real estate business until the 1930s.

W.S. Holland Agency and A.E. Tregent & Co. Ltd., advertisement, The Greater Vancouver Chinook, December 20, 1913, page vii; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/gvchinook/items/1.0315440#p8z-3r0f:

W.S. Holland Agency and A.E. Tregent & Co. Ltd., advertisement, The Greater Vancouver Chinook, December 20, 1913, page vii; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/gvchinook/items/1.0315440#p8z-3r0f:

W.S.Holland Agencies Limited, advertisement; Vancouver Daily World, January 17, 1920, page 27, column 2.

W.S.Holland Agencies Limited, advertisement; Vancouver Daily World, January 17, 1920, page 27, column 2.

 

Society, Horses and Boats

William and Frances were active in Vancouver society.

William had an entry in Who’s Who in Western Canada in 1911.

W.S. Holland, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 209; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0348960#p211z-3r0f:

W.S. Holland, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 209; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0348960#p211z-3r0f:

William and Frances appeared in the Vancouver society directories in 1908 and 1914.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 39.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 39.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 32.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 32.

William was a promoter of the Vancouver Horse Show Association and a director of the Vancouver Exhibition Association.

W.S. Holland, The Vancouver Exhibition Association near Hastings Park [detail]; 1909; Vancouver City Archives, Port P1220; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-exhibition-association-near-hastings-park.

W.S. Holland, The Vancouver Exhibition Association near Hastings Park [detail]; 1909; Vancouver City Archives, Port P1220; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-exhibition-association-near-hastings-park.

“Horse Show is Inaugurated,” [extract] Vancouver Daily World, April 22, 1913, page 4, column 3.

“Horse Show is Inaugurated,” [extract] Vancouver Daily World, April 22, 1913, page 4, column 3.

His horse “Credential” was the champion high jumper on the Pacific Coast.

W.S. Holland and Major Boorman on “Credential” at Little Mountain, 1911, Vancouver City Archives, Mil P316; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/w-s-holland-and-major-boorman-on-credential-at-little-mountain.

W.S. Holland and Major Boorman on “Credential” at Little Mountain, 1911, Vancouver City Archives, Mil P316; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/w-s-holland-and-major-boorman-on-credential-at-little-mountain.

Mrs. W. S. Holland and Credential in the West End [possibly about 1921]; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 15064; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2096/15064.jpg. At the intersection of Comox Street and Chilco Street, looking northwest. The houses in the background are 2033 Comox Street, 2005 Comox Street and 2000 Nelson Street. This photograph also appears in the Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1921, page 24: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iidlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3271%2C4065891.

Mrs. W. S. Holland and Credential in the West End [possibly about 1921]; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 15064; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2096/15064.jpg. At the intersection of Comox Street and Chilco Street, looking northwest. The houses in the background are 2033 Comox Street, 2005 Comox Street and 2000 Nelson Street. This photograph also appears in the Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1921, page 24: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iidlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3271%2C4065891.

William was also interested in boating. In 1911, he took possession of his power yacht, called “Songhee.”

Vancouver Daily World, July 8, 1911, page 15, columns 3-4 [extract].

Vancouver Daily World, July 8, 1911, page 15, columns 3-4 [extract].

Later Life

In later years, William and Frances went to live on Gabriola Island, which is off the coast of Vancouver Island, near Nanaimo.

William died on Gabriola Island on May 27, 1939. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William Sowden Holland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 29, 1939, page 17, column 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pDRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5300%2C4574179 [link leads to column 1; death notice is in column 2]; [same notice appears in Vancouver Province, May 29, 1939, page 25.]

William Sowden Holland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 29, 1939, page 17, column 2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pDRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5300%2C4574179 [link leads to column 1; death notice is in column 2]; [same notice appears in Vancouver Province, May 29, 1939, page 25.]

Vancouver Sun, May 30, 1939, page 13, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, May 30, 1939, page 13, column 4.

Frances died in Vancouver on February 26, 1947. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1947, page 15, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1947, page 15, column 2.

William and Frances had the following children

 

Lillian Agnes Holland

Lillian Agnes Holland was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 17, 1894.

She took part in many horse show activities.

She died in Vancouver on July 15, 1912.

Vancouver Daily World, July 16, 1912, page 18, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, July 16, 1912, page 18, column 2.

She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Walter Boynton Holland

Walter Boynton Holland was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on December 15, 1898.

He worked as a bank clerk.

On September 11, 1916, in Vancouver, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War.

While he was serving as a gunner, he was killed in action on November 25, 1917. He was buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery at Ypres, Belgium.

Edmonton Journal, December 6, 1917, page 7, column 7.

Edmonton Journal, December 6, 1917, page 7, column 7.

 

Francis Herbert Holland

Francis (“Frank”) Herbert Holland was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 26, 1898.

He worked as a bank clerk.

On July 17, 1916, in Vancouver, Frank enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War. He was wounded in 1917, while he was in action in Europe.

Winnipeg Tribune, February 5, 1917, page 14, column 2.

Winnipeg Tribune, February 5, 1917, page 14, column 2.

The Winnipeg Tribune, March 14, 1917, page 5, column 6.

The Winnipeg Tribune, March 14, 1917, page 5, column 6.

He was wounded again in August 1918.

Vancouver Sun, August 24, 1918, page 12, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, August 24, 1918, page 12, column 5.

He was discharged from the military on May 29, 1919, during the general demobilization.

Frank married Eleanor Dolmer Degnen. She was born on December 28, 1904, on Gabriola Island, British Columbia. Her parents were James Degnen and Hannah Berg. Eleanor had been married before, in 1928, to William Edward Anderson.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 010. Name: Delmar-Eleanora Degnen; Gender: Female; Age: 23; Marital Status: Single; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1905; Birth Place: Gabriola Isl. B.C.; Arrival date: 1 Jun 1928; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Can, Van B.C.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 010. Name: Delmar-Eleanora Degnen; Gender: Female; Age: 23; Marital Status: Single; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1905; Birth Place: Gabriola Isl. B.C.; Arrival date: 1 Jun 1928; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Can, Van B.C.

Nanaimo Daily News, June 4, 1928, page 4, column 4.

Nanaimo Daily News, June 4, 1928, page 4, column 4.

William’s and Eleanor’s marriage ended in divorce at New Westminster on January 17, 1936. William later lived in Oregon and California. He died in Paradise, California on February 3, 1987.

"California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q1-VML9 : accessed 3 December 2018), William Edward Anderson, 1987; citing Butte, California, United States, Paradise Genealogical Society, Paradise, and Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society, Napa; FHL microfilm 1,819,948.

“California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q1-VML9 : accessed 3 December 2018), William Edward Anderson, 1987; citing Butte, California, United States, Paradise Genealogical Society, Paradise, and Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society, Napa; FHL microfilm 1,819,948.

Eleanor died in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on July 13, 1973.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 16, 1973, page 12, column 5.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 16, 1973, page 12, column 5.

Frank died in Nanaimo on December 26, 1975.

The Times (Nanaimo), December 28, 1974, page 14, column 2.

The Times (Nanaimo), December 28, 1974, page 14, column 2.

The Times (Nanaimo), December 28, 1974, page 16, column 2.

The Times (Nanaimo), December 28, 1974, page 16, column 2.

Eleanor had a daughter, Beverly, who married Alvin Gallazin. Beverly died on March 7, 2005.

Vancouver Sun, March 10, 2005, page 73, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, March 10, 2005, page 73, column 2.

Alvin died on April 12, 2018.

Vancouver Sun, April 24, 2018, page NP8, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 24, 2018, page NP8, column 2.

Frank and Eleanor had a daughter, Marilyn, who married Norman Burt.

Nanaimo Daily News, February 10, 1959, page 6, column 3.

Nanaimo Daily News, February 10, 1959, page 6, column 3.

Marilyn died on October 14, 2015.

 

William McDougall Holland

William McDougall Holland was born in Vancouver on April 4, 1900.

He worked as a marine engineer.

On May 23, 1933, in Vancouver, he married Marjorie Grace Robertson, who was a school teacher. She was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, on April 24, 1905. Her parents were James Robert Robertson and Christina Sophia Muir.

In 1943, William was a naval officer.

"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HMB-TFK : 2 October 2015), William Mcdougall Holland, 1943; citing Immigration, New York City, 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:/61903/1:1:2HMB-TFK : 2 October 2015), William Mcdougall Holland, 1943; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

William died in Vancouver on January 18, 1973.

Nanaimo Daily News, January 20, 1973, page 11, column 6.

Nanaimo Daily News, January 20, 1973, page 11, column 6.

Marjorie died in Vancouver on May 4, 1973.

 

Sources

Richard Henry Holland (father of William Sowden Holland)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-ST2C : 31 March 2017), Richard Henry Holland and Victoria Lowden, 10 Sep 1861; citing Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,061.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-X5H : 2 April 2016), Richard Holland, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 84, line 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-YQF : 30 June 2017), Richard H. Holland, Port Hope, Durham East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2J-52P : 27 April 2017), Richard Holland in household of Elizabeth Mcnellie, Durham (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=48255&highlight=45&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Richard+Holland.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD5X-985 : 25 June 2015), Richard Henry Holland, 22 Apr 1910; citing Port Hope, Durham, Ontario, yr 1910 cn 22540, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,628.

 

Henry Frances Holland (brother of Richard Henry Holland)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNC-48R : 10 April 2015), Henry Francis Holland and Silena E Fraser, 26 Nov 1874; citing registration , Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,893.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD5X-VMP : 25 June 2015), Henry Frances Holland, 17 May 1910; citing Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, yr 1910 cn 22083, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,628.

“Lost His Life in a Fire: Police Magistrate Holland Found Dead In House; Blaze Broke Out In His Son-ln-law’s Residence at Cobourg and it is Supposed He Entered to See if the Inmates were All Saved”; Toronto Globe, May 19, 1910, page 3, column 5.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGR-9VV1 : 13 December 2015), Henry Francis Holland, 1910; Burial, Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, Cobourg Union Cemetery; citing record ID 129186274, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129186274: “Henry Francis Holland; Birth 18 Jul 1843 Ontario, Canada; Death 17 May 1910 Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; Burial  Cobourg Union Cemetery  Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID 129186274.”

 

Victoria Sowden (mother of William Sowden Holland)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ71-GBH : 5 September 2017), Sowden, Port Hope, Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 8, line 18; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1017, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,842. [possible connection].

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-ST2Y : 31 March 2017), Richard Henry Holland and Victoria Lowden, 10 Sep 1861; citing Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,061.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-X57 : 2 April 2016), Victoria Holland in household of Henry L Holland, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 84, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-YQN : 30 June 2017), Victoria Holland in household of Richard H. Holland, Port Hope, Durham East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTQ-VZL : 25 June 2015), Victoria Holland, 10 Jul 1885; citing Port Hope, Durham, Ontario, CN 011631, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,479.

 

William Sowden Holland

W.S. Holland, Northern Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, volume 1; Vancouver, The Western Press Association, 1916, page 353; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/353/mode/1up.

William S. Holland (1863–); Birth 2 November 1863, Ontario; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-X5F : 2 April 2016), William Holland, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 84, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-YQV : 30 June 2017), William S. Holland in household of Richard H. Holland, Port Hope, Durham East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

Early Days in Souris and Glenwood, by Alice E. Brown; Manitoba Historical Society Transactions, Series 3, Number 10, 1953-54; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/transactions/3/sourisglenwood.shtml; [refers to “Squire” W.H. Sowden and his colonization syndicate].

Memorable Manitobans: William Henry “Squire” Sowden (1823-1907); http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/sowden_wh.shtml.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-T48 : 3 August 2016), William S?? Holland, Port Arthur North, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148126; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148126-00067.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KDL : 27 April 2017), Wm S Holland, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Our First Century,” by Chuck Davis, Vancouver Province, October 1, 1998, page A-6: October 1, 1903: “A big timber wolf, gaunt with hunger and grey with age, was killed last night right in the centre of the West End residence district.” We reported that a Mr. W.S. Holland, who lived at the corner of Burnaby and Cardero streets, had heard a disturbance at 3 a.m. in the chicken shed in the rear of his residence—this is 95 years ago, remember—when his “entire poultry colony” began to squawk. Just to scare anyone away, if anyone were there, Mr. Holland got out his shotgun—this really is 95 years ago—and blasted away at what looked like a large dog chasing his chickens. Then he went back to bed. When he got up later that morning he found a dozen dead hens, and one big, dead timber wolf.”

Temple Building – 515 West Pender Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2017/05/: “In 1906 the main floor tenants included BC Assay and Chemical Supply Co at 513, while W S Holland of Holland and Davidson Real Estate was at 517.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGLC : 15 July 2016), William Snider Holland, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

William Sowden Holland, intention to purchase lands; British Columbia Gazette, June 15, 1911, page 8190, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett51nogove_r1f0#page/8190/mode/1up

North Eastern Insurance Company, authorized to carry on business in British Columbia; attorneys are Albert Edward Tregent and William Sowden Holland; British Columbia Gazette, April 4, 1912, page 2829; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett52nogove_n7p4#page/2828/mode/1up.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL21-G7P : 8 November 2017), William Sawden Holland, 1939.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3GD4 : 13 December 2015), William Sawden Holland, 1939; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279078, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26279078: “William Sawden Holland; Birth unknown; Death 27 May 1939; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE1/1/01/018/0016; Memorial ID 26279078.”

“Holland Street,” Namely Vancouver: A Hidden History of Vancouver Place Names, by Thom Snyders and Jennifer O’Rourke, page 135. “this street . . . honours William Sowden Holland (1863-1939).”

 

Neil Mcdougall (father of Frances Ann McDougall)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFD-QTG : 11 December 2014), Neil Mcdougal, 10 Jul 1872; citing Ontario, p 212 cn 29074, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,467.

 

Ann Boynton (mother of Frances Ann McDougall)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-BPD : 30 June 2017), Ann McDougall in household of Neil McDougall, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008209445.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-5X1 : 3 August 2016), Annie Macdougall, Port Arthur Centre, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148126; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148126-00049.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-56N : 8 November 2017), Ann Mcdougall, 1902.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QF5T : 13 December 2015), Annie Mcdougall, 1902; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26322948, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26322948. Annie Mcdougall; Birth unknown; Death 10 Oct 1902; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE1/1/01/018/0013; Memorial ID 26322948.

 

Frances (“Fanny”) Ann McDougall (wife of William Sowden Holland)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-BPF : 30 June 2017), Fannie McDougall in household of Neil McDougall, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008209445.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-5FS : 3 August 2016), Francis Macdougall, Port Arthur Centre, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148126; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148126-00049

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KDG : 27 April 2017), Francis Holland, 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-MGLZ : 15 July 2016), Frances Ana Holland in entry for William Snider Holland, 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRF-MGJ : 8 November 2017), Frances Holland, 1947.

Frances Ann Holland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1947, unknown page: “Holland—Passed away quietly February 26, 1947, Frances Ann Holland, in her 85th year, after a long period of invalidism in bed, widow of the late W.S. Holland, prominent business man, coming to Vancouver from Port Arthur in 1897. Survived by 2 sons, Frank H. Holland, Gabriola Island; William McDougall Holland, Vancouver; 1 brother, Neil McDougall, Port Arthur, 1 sister, Mrs. Moss Thompson, Vancouver; 3 grandchildren, Marilyn, Garry and Grant. Funeral service Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m., from Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros., Ltd., 55 East 19th Ave., Rev. C.C. Owen, D.D., officiating. Interment, family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3GZY : 13 December 2015), Frances A. Holland, 1947; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279077, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26279077: “Frances A. Holland; Birth unknown; Death 26 May 1947; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE1/1/01/018/0015; Memorial ID 26279077.”

 

Robert McDougall (brother of Frances(“Fanny”) Ann McDougall)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-BPX : 30 June 2017), Robert McDougall in household of Neil McDougall, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD4-5H8 : 21 January 2016), Robert Mcdougall and Louise Adams, 27 Apr 1892; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11387, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,108.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK3-SZ5 : 8 November 2017), Robert Mcdougall, 1894.

 

Lillian Agnes Holland (daughter of William Sowden Holland)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1894-005795; Liliane Holland; Sex: Female; Date of Birth: June 17, 1894; Place of Birth: Winnipeg; mother: Francis MacDonald [sic].

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KDP : 27 April 2017), Lillian G Holland in household of Francis Holland, 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-MGL8 : 15 July 2016), Lilian Agnes Holland in entry for William Snider Holland, 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-B4V : 8 November 2017), Lillian Holland, 1912. [note: death certificate gives birth year as 1912, rather than 1894.]

 

Walter Boynton Holland (son of William Sowden Holland)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1896-007021; Walter Boghton [sic] Holland; Sex: Male; date of birth: December 15, 1896; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Fanny Ann MacDougall.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KD5 : 27 April 2017), Walter B Holland in household of Francis Holland, 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-MGLD : 15 July 2016), Walter Boynton Holland in entry for William Snider Holland, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Holland, Walter Baynton; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number:             339274; Date of Birth: 15/12/1896; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4442 – 28; Item Number: 464518; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=464518; Digitized service file: B4442-S028: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4442-S028.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPS-MP6S : 13 December 2015), Walter Boynton Holland, 1917; Burial, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium, Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery; citing record ID 135133467, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135133467: “Walter Boynton Holland; Birth unknown; Death 25 Nov 1917; Burial  Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery  Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium; Plot XI. A. 8.; Memorial ID 135133467.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial; Walter Boynton Holland; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/142552: In memory of Gunner Walter Boynton Holland, November 25, 1917; Military Service: Service Number: 339274; Age: 20; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Field Artillery; Division: 8th Bde. Additional Information: Son of William Sowden Holland and Frances Ann Holland, of 425, Seymour St., Vancouver, British Columbia. Burial Information: Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery , Belgium; Grave Reference: XI. A. 8.

 

Francis Herbert Holland (son of William Sowden Holland)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1898-006795; Francis Herbert Holland; date of birth: January 26, 1898; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Frances McDougall.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KDR : 27 April 2017), Francis H Holland in household of Francis Holland, 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-MGL6 : 15 July 2016), Francis Herbert Holland in entry for William Snider Holland, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Holland, Francis Herbert; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number:              339101; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4438 – 52; Item Number: 464314; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=464314; Digitized service file: B4438-S052; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4438-S052.

“Owner of Famous Jumper is Wounded at the Front,” Vancouver Province, August 23, 1918, page 21 [includes photograph of Francis Herbert Holland on his horse “Credential.”]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB2-Z29 : 8 November 2017), Francis Herbert Holland, 1974; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/28f98f0a-12f2-41a0-a148-d8aea454b20b.

 

Eleanor Delmar Degnen (wife of Francis Herbert Holland)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-4TL : 21 January 2016), William Edward Anderson and Delmar Eleanore Degnen, 01 Jun 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508. [Marriage dissolved at New Westminster, B.C. on January 17, 1936. File D.C.O 486, June 2nd, 1936.]

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNP-451 : accessed 3 December 2018), Eleanor D Anderson in household of William Edw Anderson, Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 45, sheet 7A, line 28, family 173, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 217; FHL microfilm 2,339,952.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-KB8 : 8 November 2017), Eleanor Dolmer Holland, 1973; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2d5b99a8-99d9-4c6c-94e9-ad4b5eb0e49e.

 

William Edward Anderson (husband of Eleanor Delmar Degnen)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1903-09-055797; William Edward Anderson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13819; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134889; date of birth: June 8, 1903; place of birth: Nanaimo.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-4T5 : 21 January 2016), William Edward Anderson and Delmar Eleanore Degnen, 01 Jun 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508. [Marriage dissolved at New Westminster, B.C. on January 17, 1936. File D.C.O 486, June 2nd, 1936.]

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNP-45B : accessed 3 December 2018), William Edw Anderson, Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 45, sheet 7A, line 27, family 173, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 217; FHL microfilm 2,339,952.

“California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q1-VML9 : accessed 3 December 2018), William Edward Anderson, 1987; citing Butte, California, United States, Paradise Genealogical Society, Paradise, and Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society, Napa; FHL microfilm 1,819,948.

 

Beverly P. Anderson (daughter of Eleanor Delmar Degnen)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNP-4RM : accessed 3 December 2018), Beverley P Anderson in household of William Edw Anderson, Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 45, sheet 7A, line 29, family 173, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 217; FHL microfilm 2,339,952.

Beverly P. Gallazin, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun on Mar. 10, 2005; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=beverly-p-gallazin&pid=3271343: “Gallazin, Beverly P. Born April 23, 1929, passed away peacefully March 7, 2005 with family by her side. Survived by husband Alvin of 55 years, son Kurt (Heather), daughter Leanne (Dennis), grandchildren: Marc, Kristy, Mia and Laura, sister Marilyn (Norm) and nieces and nephews. “A beautiful, unforgettable woman, who gave us enough love and laughs to last an eternity”. A private Memorial Tea will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel for family and friends. Sands-Nanaimo. Condolences may be offered at http://www.sands-funeral.com.”

 

Marilyn J. Anderson (daughter of Eleanor Delmar Degnen)

“Hollands Honor Bride and Groom at Island Home,” Nanaimo Daily News, February 10, 1959, page 6, column 3: “Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holland entertained at their Gabriola Island home for their daughter, the former Marilyn Holland, whose marriage to Norman Burt took place in Vancouver earlier in the month. . . .”

Marilyn Burt, death notice, Nanaimo Bulletin, October 14, 2015; https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/obituaries/marilyn-burt/:

“We are saddened to announce Marilyn’s passing on October 14, 2015, with her loving family by her side, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Predeceased by her sister Beverley Gallazin in 2005, she is survived by her husband Norman, children Daryl (Debbie), Gerald (Diane), Jennifer (Stewart), grandchildren Alaina (Richard), Michelle, Owen (Kelsey), Colton, Matthew, Ava and great grandson Mason.

Marilyn was a very caring and dignified lady who always put the concerns of her family and friends ahead of her own. She will be dearly missed by all.

A service will be held Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, BC.

Special thanks to Dr. Calvin, Dr. Carr, and the caring staff at NRGH.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marilyn to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Sands – Nanaimo.”

 

William McDougal Holland (son of William Sowden Holland)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-09-120613; William M. Holland; BC Archives Mfilm Number:B13816; date of birth: April 4, 1900; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0493fe74-ebf7-41b7-a7b7-daf6d5aeb27d.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KDT : 27 April 2017), William Mcd Holland in household of Francis Holland, 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-MGLX : 15 July 2016), William Mcdougal Holland in entry for William Snider Holland, 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 Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1933-09-409801; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13765; William M. Holland and Marjorie Grace Robertson; date of marriage: May 23, 1933; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d4ac5c62-4b34-47e0-8153-1ee8ffcef1b0.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYT-SYK : 8 November 2017), William Mcdougall Holland, 1973; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ac16ea17-f9f8-4c7a-96e0-35801b76a1f1.

 

Marjorie Grace Robertson (wife of William McDougal Holland)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1933-09-409801; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13765; William M. Holland and Marjorie Grace Robertson; date of marriage: May 23, 1933; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d4ac5c62-4b34-47e0-8153-1ee8ffcef1b0.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK7-36Y : 8 November 2017), Marjorie Grace Holland, 1986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0f864793-b130-41e7-820e-d3ef5cb27708.

 

Richard William Holland (brother of William Sowden Holland)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-T4D : 3 August 2016), Richard William Holland, Port Arthur North, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148126; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148126-00067.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MG7P : 15 July 2016), Richard William Holland, 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRV-42D : 8 November 2017), Richard William Holland in entry for Harriett Rowe Holland, 1948; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9c666773-6d10-4544-a16d-4e6d1d40f48f.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5B-WB6 : 8 November 2017), Richard William Holland, 1956; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9017a56e-441a-42d2-b085-13b8f74361f7.