Hueston, Frank Dewitt (1887-1920)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 936.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 936.

F.D. Hueston lived at 1859 Robson Street in 1913. It appears that this was Frank Dewitt Hueston, who was a salesman for Allan Brothers, a firm of real estate and insurance brokers. (Joseph Dodd Allan was one of the Allan brothers. He lived at 1860 Comox Street from 1911 to 1914.)

 

Family Background

Frank Dewitt Hueston was born in Parkhill, Middlesex County, Ontario on May 28, 1887. His father was John Hueston, who was born in Melrose, west of London, Ontario, on April 14, 1854. John worked at several jobs including sewing machine agent and salesman for a marble and granite works.

On January 17, 1883, in Coldwater, Michigan, John Hueston married Anna Lee Cook. She was born in New York State on September 19, 1854. Her parents were Dewitt Cook and Helen Broadhead. Dewitt Cook was a grocer and crockery dealer in Coldwater.

Detroit Free Press, March 23, 1876, page 1, column 7.

Detroit Free Press, March 23, 1876, page 1, column 7.

"Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ3T-Y35 : 4 December 2014), John Hueston and Anna L. Cook, 17 Jan 1883; citing Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, v 1 p 166 rn 178, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,472.

“Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ3T-Y35 : 4 December 2014), John Hueston and Anna L. Cook, 17 Jan 1883; citing Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, v 1 p 166 rn 178, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,472.

John and Anna lived in Parkhill, Middlesex County, until 1911 at least. Later they moved to London, Ontario. Anna died in London on March 8, 1935. She was buried in Woodland Cemetery. John died sometime after Anna’s death. (Some sources refer to a John Hueston who died in 1931, but this appears to be a different person).

 

Frank Dewitt Hueston

Frank was living with his parents in 1891 and 1901.

A man named Frank Hueston was living in Vancouver in 1910. (It is not clear that this is the same Frank Hueston, but it is possible.)

The Chilliwack Progress, June 22, 1910, page 5, column 1.

The Chilliwack Progress, June 22, 1910, page 5, column 1.

Frank first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1911. He was living at 510 West Pender Street and working as a salesman for Allan Brothers.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 776.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 776.

In the 1911 Canada census, he was listed as a broker.

The only other listing for him in Vancouver was in 1913, when he was “F.D. Hueston,” living at 1859 Robson Street.

At some time before 1920 he was a manager for Western Packers Limited. He also lived for a time in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

He did not marry.

He became ill with tuberculosis, and he died on March 27, 1920, at Rainbow Lodge Sanitarium in Kamloops, British Columbia. He was buried in London, Ontario.

 

Sources

John Hueston (father of Frank Dewitt Hueston)

“Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ3T-Y35 : 4 December 2014), John Hueston and Anna L. Cook, 17 Jan 1883; citing Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, v 1 p 166 rn 178, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,472.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLJ-53K : 3 August 2016), John Hewston, Parkhill, Middlesex North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148154; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148154-00777.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLV-V95 : 27 April 2017), John Hueston, Middlesex (west/ouest), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=19035&highlight=47&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Hueston.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-TZ92 : 16 July 2016), John Hueston, 1911; citing Census, London Sub-Districts 1-34, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,508; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=152714&highlight=10&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Hurton; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002001761.pdf

1921 Canada Census; Anna Hueston in household of John Hueston; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 71; Census Place: Ward 4, London, Ontario; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Anna Lee Cook (mother of Frank Dewitt Hueston)

Anna Lee Cook (1854–1935); Birth 19 SEP 1854, New York, USA; Death 8 MAR 1935 • 840 Dundas St., London, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCH3-5P6 : 12 December 2017), Anna Cook in entry for Dewitt Cook, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHHD-QR2 : 12 April 2016), Anna L Cook in household of Dewitt Cook, Michigan, United States; citing p. 23, family 195, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,164.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW9Y-84N : 26 August 2017), Anna Cook in household of Dewitt Cook, Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 31, sheet 590A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0573; FHL microfilm 1,254,573.

“Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ3T-Y3P : 4 December 2014), John Hueston and Anna L. Cook, 17 Jan 1883; citing Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, v 1 p 166 rn 178, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,342,472.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLJ-532 : 3 August 2016), Anna Hewston, Parkhill, Middlesex North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148154; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148154-00777.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLV-V9R : 27 April 2017), Anna L Hueston, Middlesex (west/ouest), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=19035&highlight=48&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Anna+L.+Hueston.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-TZ9L : 16 July 2016), Annalee Hueston in entry for John Hueston, 1911; citing Census, London Sub-Districts 1-34, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,508; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=152714&highlight=11&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Annalee+Hurton; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002001761.pdf

1921 Canada Census; Anna Hueston in household of John Hueston; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 71; Census Place: Ward 4, London, Ontario; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKFX-BKH : 11 December 2014), Anna Lee Hueston, 08 Mar 1935; citing London, , Ontario, 023429, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,414,564. [Marital status: “married.”].

 

Frank Dewitt Hueston

Frank D Hueston (1887–); Birth 1887, Ontario; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMWJ-2YL : 8 August 2017), Frank Dewitt Heuston, 28 May 1887; citing Birth, Parkhill, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,891.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLJ-53G : 3 August 2016), Frank Hewston, Parkhill, Middlesex North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148154; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148154-00777.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLV-V9Y : 27 April 2017), Frank D Hueston in household of Anna L Hueston, Middlesex (west/ouest), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=19035&highlight=50&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frank+D.+Hueston.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99D6 : 15 July 2016), Frank Husson in entry for James Knowlton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63880&highlight=48&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Frank+Hudson.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-99R : 8 November 2017), Frank Dewit Hueston, 1920.

British Columbia Probate Files; File GR-1562.490 – Hueston, Frank Dewitt; British Columbia, Supreme Court (Kamloops); file location: Reel B09605, File 482/1920. http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/hueston-frank-dewitt-2. First page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G978-WW3H?i=90&wc=M69N-Z38%3A332531701%2C332530502%2C332570401&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L978-W7XK?i=107&wc=M69N-Z38%3A332531701%2C332530502%2C332570401&cc=2014768.