Johnson, John William Fordham (1866-1938)

John William Fordham Johnson, about 1927, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 136-054; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/john-william-fordham-johnson.

John William Fordham Johnson, about 1927, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 136-054; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/john-william-fordham-johnson.

John William Fordham Johnson was a banker with the Bank of British Columbia from 1888 to 1898. He later became an executive with the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company. From 1931 to 1936 he was the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

He lived at 901 Chilco Street in 1905; 1933 Robson Street from 1909 to 1911, and 1847 Barclay Street in 1912 and 1913.

John William Fordham Johnson was born on November 28, 1866, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. His father was John Norton Johnson. His mother was Elizabeth Newling.

From 1888 to 1898 he was a banker with the Bank of British Columbia’s branch in Portland, Oregon.

On December 8, 1898, in Portland, John married Helen Dudley Tuthill. She was born on October 13, 1875, in Ellenville, New York. Her father was David S. Tuthill, who was born on August 29, 1851, in Ellenville. He was the son of Samuel Edward Tuthill (1812-1873) and Eliza Schoonaker (1816-1901).

Helen’s mother was Emma Deponai, who was born in New York State on September 21, 1853. Her father was Maurice Deponai (1830-1894). Emma’s mother was Susan Ware (1828-1872). After Susan’s death, Maurice married Susan’s sister, Mary, who was the widow of Henry Misner. Mary died in 1916. Emma Deponai Tuthill lived at 1847 Barclay Street from 1906 to 1909. Further information appears on the page for Emma Deponai Tuthill: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-t/tuthill-emma-deponai-1851-1927/.

John and Helen moved to Vancouver about 1898, where John became the manager of the Vancouver branch of the Bank of British Columbia. In 1900, the Bank of British Columbia accepted a merger offer from the Canadian Bank of Commerce. The merger took effect on January 2, 1901.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 185

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 185

John lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1899-1900 Georgia House (probably 819 Georgia Street)
1900 to 1901 1215 Davie Street
1902 1253 Davie Street
1903 to 1904 1225 Davie Street (listed as “Johnston”)
1905 901 Chilco Street
1906 to 1907 Not listed under Vancouver names
1908 1172 Barclay Street
1909 to 1911 1933 Robson Street (“Johnston” in 1911)
1912 and 1913 1847 Barclay Street
1914 and 1915 The Crescent (unnumbered, near Tecumseh Ave.)
1916 to 1919 1337 The Crescent (possibly same as 1914-1915)
1920 to 1928 1389 The Crescent (“Johnston” in 1920)
1929 to 1931 3689 Selkirk Avenue (under “Fordham-Johnson”)
1937 to 1938 3689 Selkirk Avenue (under “Fordham-Johnson”)

By 1902, John had become an accountant at the B.C. Sugar Refining Company.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 685.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 685.

From 1905 to 1907, John was the resident director and manager of the Vancouver-Fiji Sugar Company in Fiji. While he was in Fiji, he became seriously ill with amoebic dysentery, although he eventually recovered. In mid-1907, he returned to Vancouver, where he became the secretary of the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company.

In 1908 and 1914, John and Helen appeared in the Vancouver society directory.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 45.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 45.

In 1910, Helen went to visit relatives in New York State.

The Kingston (New York) Daily Freeman, Number 84, 26 January 1910, page 3; http://news.hrvh.org/veridian/cgi-bin/senylrc?a=d&d=kingstondaily19100126.2.26#

The Kingston (New York) Daily Freeman, Number 84, 26 January 1910, page 3; http://news.hrvh.org/veridian/cgi-bin/senylrc?a=d&d=kingstondaily19100126.2.26#

By 1914, the Johnsons were living at 1337 The Crescent in Shaughnessy Heights.

1337 The Crescent, Vancouver; Google Streets: searched March 28, 2017; image dated May 2009.

1337 The Crescent, Vancouver; Google Streets: searched March 28, 2017; image dated May 2009.

In 1914, John and Helen were in the Vancouver society directory.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 34.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 34.

Helen died in Point Grey, British Columbia, on May 28, 1915. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

On October 18, 1916, in Vancouver, John married Adelaide Alice Ridley. Adelaide was born on June 16, 1869, in Paris, Kentucky. Her father was Richard McDonell. Her mother was Mary Frances Klevane. Adelaide had been married before, to Henry Edward Ridley (1863-1915); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-r/ridley-henry-edward-1863-1915/. Henry and Adelaide had lived at 1960 Robson Street in 1906. Henry was a partner with John Kenneth Macrae; https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/macrae-john-kenneth-1873-1955/. Mr. Macrae lived at 1000 Gilford Street from 1917 to 1919 and at 1958 Barclay Street from 1920 to 1926.

In 1918, John became the vice president of B.C. Sugar, and in 1920 he became the president of the company. He and Adelaide moved to 1389 The Crescent.

1389 The Crescent, Vancouver; Google Streets: searched March 28, 2017; image dated May 2009.

1389 The Crescent, Vancouver; Google Streets: searched March 28, 2017; image dated May 2009.

In 1928, John and Adelaide moved to “Rosemary,” 3689 Selkirk Avenue.

3689 Selkirk Avenue (from rear), 1922; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 5036; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/217/5036.jpg.

3689 Selkirk Avenue (from rear), 1922; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 5036; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/217/5036.jpg.

From 1931 to 1936, John was the lieutenant governor of British Columbia.

John died in Vancouver on November 28, 1938. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Adelaide continued to live at 3689 Selkirk Street until about 1941. From 1942 to 1952 she lived in the Vancouver Hotel at 900 West Georgia Street.

Adelaide died in Vancouver on August 24, 1952. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

John and Helen had the following children.

 

Beatrice Johnson (daughter of Helen Dudley Tuthill)

Beatrice Johnson was born in Vancouver on November 29, 1899. She became a registered nurse.

On August 11, 1925, in Vancouver, she married Frederic (“Freddie”) Gordon Campbell Wood, who was a professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 26, 1887. His father was William Henry Wood. His mother was Sophie Clay Campbell.

Frederic died in Vancouver on June 3, 1976.

Beatrice died in Vancouver on July 18, 1992.

 

Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson was born in Vancouver on April 29, 1904.

On December 3, 1932, in Esquimalt, British Columbia, Helen married George Clarence Jones, who was a naval officer on H.M.C.S. Skeena. He was born on October 24, 1895, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His father was James Clarence Jones. His mother was Evelyn Henrietta McIntosh.

George later became a vice admiral in the Royal Canadian Navy, and served as chief of the naval staff from 1944 to 1946. He died in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 8, 1946.

On June 1, 1967, in Riverside, California, Helen married William Feimster Tucker Battle. He was born in Seattle, Washington on July 28, 1902. His father was Charles Smith Battle (1863-1939). His mother was Rosa Lee Tucker (1866-1946). Charles Smith Battle and his family lived at 1835 Barclay Street in 1904. They were at 1050 Chilco Street from 1909 to 1912 and from 1915 to 1918.

William Battle died in Vancouver on September 18, 1978. He was buried in Burnaby Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Helen died in Vancouver on October 11, 1978. She was buried in Burnaby Masonic Cemetery.

Further information appears on the page for Charles Smith Battle (1863-1939); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/battle-charles-smith-1863-1939/.

 

Sources

John William Fordham Johnson

The Canadian Bank of Commerce; history; https://www.cibc.com/en/about-cibc/corporate-profile/history/mergers-and-amalgamations/the-canadian-bank-of-commerce.html: “Bank of British Columbia, 1862-1901: The Bank of British Columbia was established in 1862 by a group of British businessmen, attracted by gold discoveries in the colony. The bank was headquartered in London, England, where capital for the venture was readily available. Initially opening a branch in Victoria, the bank soon extended its business to include the entire Pacific Coast, opening branches in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. In 1900, increasing competition from other banks led the bank to accept the merger proposed by The Commerce. When the merger took effect on January 2, 1901, The Commerce acquired a network of 11 branches in British Columbia and the United States as well as an office in London, England.”

The Refiners: A Century of B C Sugar, by John Schreiner; Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre, 1989, pages 84-91.

The Men at Cary Castle: A Series of Portrait Sketches of the Lieutenant-Governors of British Columbia from 1871 to 1971, by Sydney Wayne Jackman; Victoria, British Columbia, Morriss Printing Company, 1972.

Hon. John W. Fordham Johnson, Who Was Who, volume 3, 1929-1940, pages 716-717.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P6H : 1 February 2017), John W F Johnson, 1901.

They Gave Royal Assent, by Donald Anderson McGregor; Vancouver, Mitchell Press, 1967.

“Big West End Sale; Mr. Fordham Johnson’s Residence Sold to Mr. C.B. Macneill for $10,000,” Vancouver Province, October 2, 1905, page 1: “Mr. C.B. Macneill, K.C., member of the legal firm of Davis, Marshall & Macneill, has just purchased the residence of Mr. Fordham Johnson at the corner of Barclay and Chilco streets. The residence is constructed on modern lines and occupies a lot and a half. The transaction is the largest yet reported for the year in residential property and was negotiated through Messrs. Ross & Shaw. The price was $10,000.”

Society, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1905, unknown page: “Mr. Chester Macneill has purchased the residence formerly occupied by Mr. Fordham Johnson, and expects to move into his new home on the return from the East of Mrs. Macneill and Miss Vivian Macneill.”

B.C. Saturday Sunset, July 20, 1907, page 3: “Mr. and Mrs. Fordham Johnson have gone for a holiday trip to Lake Louise.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2M8 : 2 March 2015), William Johnson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Society, Vancouver Province, January 4, 1912, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. Fordham Johnson are occupying Mrs. Tuthill’s residence on Barclay street until their new home at Shaughnessy Heights is completed.”

“Vancouver’s most expensive house, circa 1915,” by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, July 26, 2014; http://www.vancouversun.com/Vancouver+most+expensive+house+circa+1915+with+video/10063878/story.html.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-7JT : 21 January 2016), John William Fordham Johnson and Adelaide Alice Ridley, 18 Oct 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

Social and Personal News, Vancouver Province, October 19, 1916, page 8: “The marriage was celebrated in St. Paul’s Church yesterday afternoon by Rev. Harold King, of Mrs. H.E. Ridley and Mr. Fordham Johnson, a small company of friends being present to witness the ceremony. The bride was given away by Mr. Hendrie Leggat. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left for Seattle en route for a short honeymoon trip.”

1921 Canada Census, John W. Johnson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Wish to Sell Tulk Estate; Approval of Court for $75,000 Transaction Sought by Widow,” Vancouver Province, August 15, 1928, page 1.

“Lieut.-Governor To Retire May 1; Ill Health Forces Resignation Three Months before Term Ends,” Vancouver Province, April 7, 1936, page 5 [includes photograph of Lt.-Gov. Fordham Johnson.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLG-WLT : 30 September 2015), John William Fordham Johnson, 1938. According to his death certificate, he was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia. However, the Mountain View Cemetery index lists him as |JOHNSON, Hon. Ford J. W.”; http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/jo.htm.

“Hon J.W. Fordham Johnson Dies Here on 72nd Birthday; Former Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. Had Distinguished Business Career,” Vancouver Province, November 28, 1938, page 2 [includes photograph of J.W. Fordham Johnson].

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-L7YT : 15 March 2016), John William Fordham Johnson, 1938; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 155134374, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=155134374.

 

Helen Dudley Tuthill (wife of John William Fordham Johnson)

GEDCOMindex; United States of America, Oregon, Portland; http://gedcomindex.com/Pages/USOR0196/1000004.html: Tuthill, Helen Dudley; Married William Fordham Johnson 8 DEC 1898; Place as shown in GEDCOM file: Portland, Oregon.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P6C : 1 February 2017), Helen Johnson, 1901.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, July 14, 1910, page 13: “The third day of the bowling tournament at the trim grounds of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club resulted in a number of close games, and it still remains a matter of difficulty to predict the winners in the contests which will close on Saturday. There is an impressive attendance of spectators, who enjoy the games, the tea which is served by the lady members of the club and the beautiful surroundings. Mrs. R. H. C. Green and Mrs. W. R. Robertson presided yesterday, and Mrs. Tuthill and Mrs. J. W. F. Johnson served tea on Tuesday.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QST-1ZW : 27 December 2014), Helen D Johnson, Mar 1912; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-4853, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HP3-4DN : 27 December 2014), Helen D Fordham Johnson, Mar 1912; citing Immigration, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, T-4865, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 4, 1914, page 8: “Mrs. E.L. Tuthill has returned after visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fordham Johnson at Bowen Island, and has taken apartments at Glencoe Lodge for the winter.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-7JM : 30 September 2015), Helen Dudley Johnson, 1915.

Helen Dudley Johnson, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 29, 1915, page 19: “Johnson—At The Crescent, Shaughnessy Heights, May 28, 1915, Helen Dudley, beloved wife of J.W. Fordham Johnson.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QMXW : 13 December 2015), Helen D. Johnson, 1915; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26299352, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26299352.

 

Alice Adelaide McDonell (wife of John William Fordham Johnson)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBH-NW9 : 10 April 2015), Henry Edward Ridley and Adelaide A Mcdonell, 01 Sep 1900; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,076.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHP3-38M : 1 February 2017), Adelaide Ridley in entry for Richard Mcdonell, 1901.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SXYD : 2 March 2015), Adela G Ridley in entry for Henry G Ridley, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-7JP : 21 January 2016), John William Fordham Johnson and Adelaide Alice Ridley, 18 Oct 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

1921 Canada Census, Adelaide A Johnson [indexed as Addaide A Johnson] in household of John W. Johnson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; 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:FLPX-WXC : 30 September 2015), Alice Adelaide Johnson, 1952.

“Widow of Ex-B.C. Governor, Johnson Dies,” Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1952, page 8; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yiNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=888%2C3755813.

Alice Adelaide Johnson, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 26, 1952, page 19; Vancouver Sun, August 26, 1952, page 19; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yyNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2279%2C3964857 [link leads to top of column 4; death notice is in column 4].

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QMSB : 13 December 2015), Alice Adelaide Johnson, 1952; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26286182, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26286182.

 

Beatrice Fordham Johnson (daughter of Helen Dudley Tuthill)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1899-09-120643; Beatrice Johnson; date of birth: November 29, 1899; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ee933a55-5bce-48a8-b155-70818ff746b2.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TWP : 1 February 2017), Beatrice Johnson in entry for Helen Johnson, 1901.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2MD : 2 March 2015), Helen Johnson in entry for William Johnson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3PD1 : 2 March 2015), Fred Gordon Campbell Wood in entry for Sophey Wood, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 15-25, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,664.

1921 Canada Census, Beatrice Johnson in household of John W. Johnson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1887-09-004010; Fred Borden [sic] Campbell Wood; date of birth: January 26, 1887; place of birth: Victoria.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-77R : 13 November 2014), Fred C Wood, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-J99 : 1 February 2017), Frederick G C Wood in entry for Sophie Wood, 1901.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-N4D : 21 January 2016), Frederic Gordon Campbell Wood and Beatrice Johnson, 11 Aug 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13750, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,320.

“Miss B. Fordham Johnson Is Charming Bride Today,” Vancouver Province, August 11, 1925, page 8.

“Wedding at St. Paul’s Centre of Interest to Smart Gathering; Lovey Gowns Worn at Wood-Fordham Johnson Nuptials, Which Was Solemnized This Afternoon,” Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1925, page 6.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBB-XQ8 : 30 September 2015), Frederic Gordon Campbell Wood, 1976.

“Frederick Wood dies in hospital,” Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1976, page 78 [possibly page 70].

Frederick G.C. Wood, death notice, VAncvouer Sun, June 4, 1976, page 42; Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1976, page 50.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-VDKG : 5 October 2015), Beatrice Wood, 1992.

Beatrice Johnson Wood, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 22, 1992, page B9.

 

Helen Fordham Johnson (daughter of Helen Dudley Tuthill)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2MX : 2 March 2015), Helen Johnson in entry for William Johnson, 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, Helen F. Johnson in household of John W. Johnson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 14; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-WMM : 21 January 2016), George Clarence Jones and Helen Fordham Johnson, 03 Dec 1932; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13764, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,135,983.

“Lieutenant-Governor’s Daughter Weds Officer; Marriage of Miss Helen Fordham Johnson and Commander G.C. Jones, R.C.N., Solemnized Quietly at St. Paul’s Church Yesterday,” Victoria Daily Colonist, Decebmer 4, 1932, page 9.

George Clarence Jones, Encyclopedia Canadiana, volume 5, 1972, page 360.

George Jones (Canadian admiral); Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jones_(Canadian_admiral) “Vice Admiral George Clarence Jones CB (24 October 1895 – 8 February 1946) was a Royal Canadian Navy officer who served as Chief of the Naval Staff from 1944 to 1946. . . . He served in the Second World War as Commodore Commanding the Halifax Force from 1940, as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast from later that year and as Chief of the Naval Staff from 1944 until dying in office in 1946.”

George Clarence Jones, The Canadian Encyclopedia; http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-clarence-jones/: “George Clarence Jones, naval officer (b at Halifax 24 Oct 1895; d at Ottawa 8 Feb 1946).”

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKP-2JW : 1 February 2017), George Clarence Jones in entry for Jas C Jones, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=2052&highlight=45&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Clarence+Jones.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-ZM72 : 2 March 2015), Clarence Jones in entry for James Jones, 1911; citing Census, Halifax Sub-Districts 29-92, Nova Scotia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,685; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=6683&highlight=49&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Clarence+Jones.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, In memory of Vice Admiral George Clarence Jones, February 8, 1946; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2953453: “Military Service: Age: 50; Force: Navy; Unit: Royal Canadian Navy; Division: H.M.C.S. Bytown; Honours and Awards: Companion of the Bath; Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jones; husband of Helen Fordham Jones (nee Johnson), of Ottawa, Ontario.”

George Clarence Jones, RCN; Allied Warship Commanders; http://www.uboat.net/allies/commanders/1380.html: “Born: 24 Oct 1895; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Died: 8 Feb 1946; (50), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.”

Vice Admiral George Clarence Jones; http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-ii/154926/vice-admiral-george-clarence-jones/

Vice-Admiral George Clarence Jones, CB; Royal Canadian Navy; http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/navy-life/history-commanders/04-jones.page. [Includes photograph of Vice-Admiral George Clarence Jones and outline of naval career.]

“Canada’s Navy Chief Drops Dead in East,” Vancouver Sun, February 8, 1946, page 1 [includes photograph of Vice-Adm. G.C. Jones].

Vice’Adm. Jones Passews Suddenly; Chief of Canada’s Navy Dies of Heart Attack,” Vancouver Province, February 8, 1946, page 1 [includes photograph of Vice-Admiral G.C. Jones].

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V62T-LMJ : 27 November 2014), William F Battle and Helen F Jones, 01 Jun 1967; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Riverside, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6KT-7GH : 27 November 2014), William F Battle and Helen F Johnson, 01 Jun 1967; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Riverside, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

William Feimster Tucker Battle, Who’s Who in B.C., Vol. 8 (1949-50), page 11.

E.G. Perrault, Wood and Water: The Story of Seaboard Lumber and Shipping, Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre, 1985, pages 74, 78.

“The Tucker Battles ‘At Home’ Following Son’s Christening, Vancouver Sun, July 25, 1938, page 6 [Includes photograph of family.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB1-W43 : accessed 04 Jul 2013), William Feimster Tucker Battle, 1978.

“Lumber Pioneer dies at 76,” Vancouver Sun, September 21, 1978, page B-10.

W.F. Tucker Battle, death notice, Vancouver Sun, September 20, 1978, page C-9; Vancouver Province, September 20, 1978, page 41.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL14-9S3 : 30 September 2015), Helen Fordham Battle, 1978.

Helen (Tillie) Fordham Battle, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 12, 1978, page C-18; Vancouver Province, October 12, 1978, page 29.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBT-829 : 30 September 2015), [John] William Fordham Jones, 1976.

John William Fordham Jones, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 7, 1976, page 32; Vancouver Sun, September 7, 1976, page 53.

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