Idsardi, Harold (1882-1962)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 665.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 665.

 

Harold Idsardi was a civil engineer and land surveyor who lived at 1019 Gilford Street from 1920 to about 1948.

 

Family Background

Harold Idsardi was born on August 27, 1882, in Elgin County, Ontario. His parents were William E. Idsardi and Margaret Hutchinson.

William E. Idsardi was born on September 2, 1844, in Temaud Friesland, Holland. He came to Canada about 1850, and he became a surveyor and real estate broker. He was the mayor of St. Thomas, Ontario, in 1895-1896. He died at his residence in St. Thomas on July 28, 1929. He was buried in the St. Thomas Cemetery, in St. Thomas, Ontario.

 

Vancouver Province, August 6, 1929, page 22, column 3.

 

Margaret (or Maggie) Hutchinson was born on November 15, 1853 in Ontario. She died on July 31, 1914, probably in St. Thomas. She was buried in the St. Thomas Cemetery, in St. Thomas, Ontario.

 

To Vancouver

Harold arrived in Vancouver about 1910.

He became a civil engineer with Colonel Thomas Henry Tracy (1848-1925) and John Ham Kilmer (1861-1938).

 

Marriage to Loulie Fitzhugh

On November 18, 1912, in Los Angeles, California, Harold married Loulie Aylett K. Fitzhugh. She was born on August 14, 1887, in Fairfax, Virginia. Her parents were Thadeus Fitzhugh and Penelope R. Jackson. (Penelope had later married John Elwood).

 

Vancouver Sun, October 31, 1912, page 7, columns 4-5.

 

“California Marriages, 1850-1945”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9CM-X7MM : 24 March 2020), Harold Idsardi, 1912. [Marriage licence].

“California Marriages, 1850-1945”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9CM-X7MM : 24 March 2020), Harold Idsardi, 1912. [Marriage certificate].

Los Angeles Herald, November 19, 1912, pages 5-7.

 

Life in Vancouver

Harold carried on a civil engineering business in Vancouver.

Idsardi Mountain, on Vancouver Island, is named after him. He conducted a timber survey of the Idsardi valley in 1912.

Harold and Loulie were in the Vancouver society directory in 1914.

 

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 33.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 33.

 

 

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 at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 011. Name: Harold Idsardi; Gender: Male; Race/Nationality: Dutch; Age: 49; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: abt 1882; Birth Place: St Thomas Ont; Arrival Date: 31 Dec 1931; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Loulie died on January 2, 1959 in Vancouver.  She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, January 6, 1959, page 5, columns 5-6.

 

Harold died in 1962. He was buried in St. Thomas Cemetery in St. Thomas, Ontario.

 

Children

Harold and Loulie had the following children: A daughter who was born stillborn on December 29, 1915, in Vancouver; and three sons.

 

Sisters of Harold Idsardi

Harold Idsardi had a sister named Helen Gertude Idsardi. On October 5, 1909, Helen married John Howe Richardson, who was born on June 30, 1883, in Manchester, England. He was a banker and a public accountant.

Harold Idsardi had another sister named Beatrice Carr Idsardi. She was born on September 26, 1889, in Ontario. She may have married Major Percy Ermatinger on June 17, 1933, in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Sources

William E. Idsardi (father of Harold Idsardi)

“Nederland, Indexen van de Archieven, Primaire Archiefstukken (BS en DTB), 1600-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL43-CP5G : 22 August 2017), Willem Idsardi, Birth 02 Sep 1844, Westdongeradeel, Friesland, Nederland; from database, openarchives (https://www.openarch.nl : 2016); citing Archiefnaam: Burgerlijke Stand Westdongeradeel – Tresoar, Bron: boek, Deel: 1017, Periode: 1844, archive 30-40, inventory number 1017, record number 146; Archiefnaam: Burgerlijke Stand Westdongeradeel – Tresoar, Bron: boek, Deel: 1017, Periode: 1844; AlleFriezen.

An Act for the admission of William E. Idsardi as a Provincial Land Surveyor, Statutes of Ontario, 1877, chapter 87; https://books.google.ca/books?id=As0vAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA362#v=onepage&q&f=false.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2V-RMZ : 16 December 2019), Wm K Idsardia, Elgin (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-3C1Q : 16 March 2018), William Idsardi, 1911; citing Census, Elgin West Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,695.

St. Thomas Journal, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, July 29, 1929, page 1, column 2: Died – William Ebas Idsardi, 84 years, July July 28 – Photo; father of Mrs J. H. Richardson, Beatrice and Harold Idsardi; brother of Hauke Idsardi, http://www.elginogs.ca/Home/ancestor-indexes/newspapers/st-thomas-newspapers/sttj-1929-jun-aug

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKC4-14Z : accessed 01 Oct 2013), William Aebas Idsardi, 1929.

“William E. Idsardi Dies in St. Thomas: Former Mayor and Prominent in City’s Business Life,” Toronto Globe, July 1929, page 7.

William E. Idsardi, 1895–1896, List of mayors of St. Thomas, Ontario, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_St._Thomas,_Ontario

William E Idsardi, 1844-1929, St Thomas Cemetery (Section: E), Elgin County, ON; http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/2793897.

 

Margaret Hutchinson (mother of Harold Idsardi)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2V-RM8 : 16 December 2019), Margaret Idsardia in household of Wm K Idsardia, Elgin (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Margaret Idsardi, 1852-1914, St Thomas Cemetery   (Section E), Elgin County, ON, http://geneofun.on.ca/query/?table=NAMES&template=photo_translate&search=PHOTO&find=ONELG10690-E-031-CanadaGenWeb-Cemetery-Ontario-Elgin.jpg&smode=S&max=1

St. Thomas Journal, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, July & August 1914, 31 July 1914, Page 8, c5    Died –   Mrs W. E. Idsardi, 67th year, July 31, mother of Mrs J. H. Richardson, Beatrice and Harold Idsardi; sister of A. E., Thomas H. and Mary Hutchison, http://www.elginogs.ca/Home/ancestor-indexes/newspapers/st-thomas-newspapers/stj-1914-jul-aug.

 

Harold Idsardi

Idsardi Mountain, on Vancouver Island: Island Alpine Select: A Guide to Alpine Climbing on Vancouver Island, by Philip Stone, page 148;  https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZHtPBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA148#v=onepage&q&f=false.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM77-DB3 : 13 February 2020), Harold Idsarde, 1882.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2V-RMD : 16 December 2019), Harald Idsardia in household of Wm K Idsardia, Elgin (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL4W-7HL : 8 December 2017), Harold Idsardi and Loulie Aylett K Fitzhugh, 18 Nov 1912; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,233.

“California Marriages, 1850-1945”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9CM-X7MM : 24 March 2020), Harold Idsardi, 1912. [Marriage licence].

“California Marriages, 1850-1945”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9CM-X7MM : 24 March 2020), Harold Idsardi, 1912. [Marriage certificate].

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Name: Harold Idsardi; Gender: Male; Marital status: Married; Age: 31; Birth Year: abt 1890; Birth Place: Ontario; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse’s name: Lorelis [sic] Fitz Hugh Idsardi; Father Birth Place: Canada; Mother Birth Place: Canada; Racial or Tribal Origin: Italian; Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Vancouver Centre; District Number: 22; Sub-District: Ward 1; Sub-District Number: 34; City, Town or Village: Vancouver; Street or Township: 1019 Gilford; Municipality: Ward 1; Occupation: Engineer; Household Members: Harold Idsardi: 31; Lorelis [sic] Fitz Hugh Idsardi: 32; Fitz Hugh Harold Idsardi: 3; Robby [sic] Evans Idsardi: 2; Margo Goualie: 22.

Ancestry.com. Web: Canada, GenWeb Cemetery Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project. CanadaGenWeb.org. http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org. Name: Harold Idsardi; Birth Date: 1882; Age at Death: 80; Death Date: 1962; Cemetery: St Thomas Cemetery; Burial Place: St Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.

 

Penelope Jackson (mother of Loulie Aylett K. Fitzhugh)

Penelope Jackson Elwood (1859–1929); Birth: JUN 1859, Fairfax, Virginia, United States; Death: 1929 (ancestry.ca).

“Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5JV-C9B : 28 January 2020), Penelope Jackson, 1859.

“Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRR9-4JY : 28 January 2020), Penelope Jackson, 1859.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-Y3J : accessed 7 April 2020), Enelope Elwood in household of John Elwood, New Whatcom city Ward 1, 2, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 243, sheet 12A, family 251, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-83MQ : 16 March 2018), Penelope Elwood, 1918; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNZ-ZY1 : accessed 7 April 2020), Penlope J Elwood in household of Juan Kendall, San Francisco (Districts 251-409), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 406, sheet 5A, line 46, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 210; FHL microfilm 2,339,945.

 

John Elwood (husband of Penelope Jackson)

John Elwood (1854–); Birth: FEB 1854, Louisiana; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-Y3N : accessed 7 April 2020), John Elwood, New Whatcom city Ward 1, 2, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 243, sheet 12A, family 251, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

 

Loulie Aylett K. Fitzhugh (wife of Harold Idsardi)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-Y3V : accessed 7 April 2020), Lulu A K Fitzhugh in household of John Elwood, New Whatcom city Ward 1, 2, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 243, sheet 12A, family 251, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL4W-7H5 : 8 December 2017), Harold Idsardi and Loulie Aylett K Fitzhugh, 18 Nov 1912; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,233.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP3-8PG : 8 November 2017), Loulie Idsardi, 1959.

Louie Idsardi, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Death: Jan. 2, 1959, Plot: JONES/*/29/010/0005, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=idsardi&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=26258137&df=all&

Loulie Idsardi, death notice, Vancouver Sun – Jan 6, 1959, page 22; Vancouver Province, January 6, 1959, page 17: “Idsardi – Passed away in Vancouver Jan. 2, 1959, Ave. Mrs. Loulie Idsardi, late of 1455 W. 46th. Survived by her husband, Harold, Mimico, Ont.; 3 sons, William, Cleveland; Fitzhugh, Detroit, and Robley, St. Thomas, Ont. Funeral Wed., Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. from the Chapman Funeral Home Ltd., 802 W. Broadway at Willow. Reve. D. W. Elsted officiating. Cremation at Vancouver Crematorium.”

 

Unnamed daughter of Harold Idsardi

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-NPJ : accessed 30 Sep 2013), Idsardi, 1915.

Baby Idsardi, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Death: December 29, 1915, Plot: JONES/*/29/010/0005, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=idsardi&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=109465268&df=all&

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-NPJ : accessed 30 Sep 2013), Idsardi, 1915.

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