Kelly, Robert (1862-1922)

Robert Kelly, about 1917, Vancouver City Archives, Port P1304; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/robert-kelly.

Robert Kelly, about 1917, Vancouver City Archives, Port P1304; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/robert-kelly.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 721.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 721.

Robert Kelly was one of the founders of the Kelly Douglas Company, a large grocery operation in Vancouver. He lived at 1050 Chilco Street in 1903.

Robert Kelly was born in Russell Township, Ontario on August 9, 1862 (some sources say 1861). His parents were James Kelly and Ann Mills.

After working as a clerk and manager in general stores in Ontario, Robert went to California in 1886 for about a year.

He first arrived in Vancouver in 1887, where he worked briefly at the Dominion Grocery, and then had his own retail grocery business for a time.

Williams’ BC Directory, 1889, page 478.

Williams’ BC Directory, 1889, page 478.

Robert appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1889 Water Street
1890 Boarding at Jubilee
1891 No home under names listing
1892 231 Hornby Street
1894 to 1898 621 Hornby Street
1899-1900 to 1900-1901 659 Hornby Street
1901 Davie Street (unnumbered between Broughton Street and Nicola Street)
1902 Davie Street, corner of Jervis Street
1903 1050 Chilco Street
1904 to 1921 1186 Nicola Street
1922 1690 Angus Drive

In 1889 Robert became a travelling salesman for the wholesale grocery firm of Oppenheimer Brothers.

In 1892 he married Lillian Catherine Craig, who came from near Russell, Ontario. She was born in Chrysler, Ontario, on May 4, 1867. Her parents were Alexander Craig and Ellen Polly. (Alexander Craig was a merchant who married Sarah Ellen Polly on July 15, 1863. Alexander died in 1876, and Ellen married James Keays on July 14, 1879.)

In 1895, Robert left Oppenheimer Brothers and went into partnership with William Braid.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 109.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 109.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 109.

The relationship with Mr. Braid did not last long. In 1896, Robert started the Kelly, Douglas Company with Francis Ross Douglas (1865-1901). (Frank lived at 944 Denman Street in 1901.)

The Kelly, Douglas business was very successful. During the Klondike gold rush, Frank Douglas made numerous sales trips to the Yukon. In 1901, on one of those trips, Frank died in the wreck of the S.S. Islander. (Further information appears on the page for Francis Ross Douglas.)

In 1904, Frank’s brother, Edward Douglas, became a manager in the Kelly, Douglas firm.

About 1904, the Kelly family moved into their new house at 1186 Nicola Street. It was at the corner of Nicola and Davie Street, just across the street from Benjamin Tingley Rogers’s house.

Postcard: northeast corner of Nicola Street and Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, c.1906; Robert Kelly house on right, just above streetcar; [source: https://flic.kr/p/cQ4dsh.]

Postcard: northeast corner of Nicola Street and Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, c.1906; Robert Kelly house on right, just above streetcar; [source: https://flic.kr/p/cQ4dsh.%5D

Robert Kelly house, northeast corner of Davie Street and Nicola Street, Western Homes and Living, January 1958, page 16.

Robert Kelly house, northeast corner of Davie Street and Nicola Street, Western Homes and Living, January 1958, page 16.

Robert continued to manage the company through the First World War. In 1919, his son, Frederick, became the vice-president. (Frederick later served as president from 1927 to 1953. Victor MacLean, Robert Kelly’s grandson, became the president in 1957.)

In 1920, Robert built a new house at 1690 Angus Avenue in Shaughnessy Heights.

District: Point Grey
Permit: 3150
Owner: Kelly, R.
Architect: Owner
Builder: Marble, W. O.
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 37 Sub: Resub: Lot: 7
Date (Y-M-D): 1920-11-04
Street Number: 1690
Street Name: Angus Ave
Value: $5,000.00
Remarks: Factories & warehouses
Reference ID: PG-5531-5532-13

Vancouver Building Permits, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/; searched June 12, 2017.

(From 1927 to 1934, the house at 1186 Nicola Street was home of St. Raphael’s School. From 1935 to 1941 it was a rooming house called Seafield House. The house was demolished about 1945.)

Robert was active in Liberal party politics. He was a member of the Vancouver Club, the Western Club, the Terminal City Club, and the Vancouver Board of Trade.

Robert died in Vancouver on June 22, 1922. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Lillian died in Vancouver on April 6, 1952. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Robert and Lillian had the following children.

 

Hazel Ellen Kelly

Hazel Ellen Kelly was born in Vancouver on July 27, 1894.

On May 28, 1919, in Vancouver, she married Victor Alexander MacLean. He had been a prisoner of war from 1915 to 1918 during the First World War.

Victor was born on May 14, 1894, in Victoria, British Columbia. Victor’s father was Ewen Wainwright MacLean (1863-1923), who lived at 1942 Alberni Street in 1919 and 1920. Victor’s mother was Ella Macwee Julian (1867-1952). (Further information appears on the page for Ewen Wainwright MacLean.)

Hazel Kelly and Victor Alexander MacLean, wedding description, Victoria Times, May 30, 1919, page 6.

Hazel Kelly and Victor Alexander MacLean, wedding description, Victoria Times, May 30, 1919, page 6.

Victor died in England, on November 1, 1940. He drowned after falling off or leaping from the promenade deck of a ship at Bootle, Lancashire. He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery in England.

Hazel died in Vancouver on January 18, 1981.

Hazel and Victor had two children.

 

Robert Ewen MacLean

Robert (Bob) Ewen MacLean was born in Vancouver on August 19, 1920. He attended Upper Canada College in Toronto.

On January 21, 1938, he and three friends went for a drive on the north shore. Because of the thick snow, their car was not able to go any farther. The three friends decided to go back down the road to get tire chains for the car. Bob decided to walk from the car to the Grouse Mountain Chalet, but he never arrived. He died of apparent exhaustion and exposure.

 

Victor Frederick MacLean

Victor Frederick MacLean was born in Vancouver on April 28, 1924. He was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He joined Price, Waterhouse & Co. in 1945, and moved to Kelly Douglas in 1947. He became secretary and assistant treasurer in 1951, director in 1952, executive vice-president in 1953, and president in 1957.

He was a life member of The Vancouver Club, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Shaughnessy Golf Club, and Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club. He played golf and tennis well into his 80s.

Victor was married to Patricia Joan Anderson. She was born in Vancouver on January 7, 1924.

Victor died on January 11, 2013.

Joan died on May 6, 2013.

Victor and Joan had four children: Dewey, Vicki, Robert and Mark.

 

Frederick Mills Kelly

Frederick Mills Kelly was born in Vancouver on June 24, 1896.

On September 8, 1920, in Vancouver, he married Dorothea Ishbel McInnes. She was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on July 6, 1897. Her father was William Wallace Burns McInnes (1871-1954). (He was a lawyer, politician, commissioner of the Yukon Territory, and he later became a judge and magistrate. He lived at 1919 Robson Street from 1909 to 1911.) Dorothea’s mother was Dorothea Beynon Young (1871-1948).

In 1921, Frederick built a new house at 1398 The Crescent in Shaughnessy Heights.

District: Point Grey
Permit: 4157
Owner: Kelly, Frederick M.
Architect: Townley & Matheson
Builder: E. J. Ryan Construction Co.
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 56 Sub: Resub: Lot: 4
Date (Y-M-D): 1921-10-25
Street Number: 1398
Street Name: The Crescent
Value: $20,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House;
Reference ID: PG-5605-5606-25

Vancouver Building Permits, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/; searched June 12, 2017.

Frederick died at the Mayo Clinic in Olmstead, Minnesota on August 15, 1953.

Dorothea died in Vancouver on November 10, 1960. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frederick and Dorothea did not have any children.

 

Sources

Robert Kelly

Brad R. Morrison and Christopher J. P. Hanna, “KELLY, ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed June 11, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/kelly_robert_15E.html.

Nabob Coffee Vancouver’s original “premium blend,” Vancouver Courier, November 21, 2008.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3XM : 13 November 2014), R Kelly, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00192.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – K; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votek.htm: “Kelly, Robert, 621 Hornby St, Commercial traveller, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-435 : 27 April 2017), Robert Kelly, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59854&highlight=49&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Robert+Kelly.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 9, 1909, page 9: “Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly have returned from spending a few days at the Seattle Exposition. They were accompanied back to Vancouver by Mrs. G.S. Craig of Los Angeles, who is Mrs. Kelly’s sister-in-law and who will spend two weeks visiting her here.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9MML: 2 March 2015), Robert Kelly, 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; Robert Kelly, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Kelly House, 1186 Nicola Street; Vancouver Building Register; http://ipac2.vpl.ca:81/ipac20/ipac.jsp?sprofile=comres&menu=search&submenu=subtab26: MARC Display; Building Name: St. Raphael’s School (1927-34); Seafield House (1935-41); Street Address: 1186 Nicola Street; Dates from: 1904; Notes: Legal description: D.L. 185, Blk. 49; Residence of Robert Kelly and others, 1904-26; Boarding school (to Grade 7), 1927-34; Residence of J.G. Robertson, 1935-45; Rooming house, 1935-41; Demolition date: 1945; Source: Western Homes and Living: Jan 1958, p. 16, 100 years of B.C. living, illus. (NW 720.9 W520); Province: May 11, 1972, p. 39, Razing memories, illus. City Directory; Date Updated: 10 AUG 1994.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-RLC: 13 April 2017), Robert Kelly, 1922.

“Robert Kelly Died Today; Head of Famous Business Firm Passes Away at Home Here; Almost Sixty Years of Age—Had Lived in B.C. 35 years,” Vancouver Province, June 22, 1922, page 1 [includes photograph of Robert Kelly].

“Funeral of Robert Kelly Will be Held Tomorrow Afternoon; Head of Great Business Firm and Keen Politician Dies in His 60th Year,” Vancouver Sun, June 23, 1922, page 14 [includes photograph of Robert Kelly]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MillAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=952%2C5476597 [poor image quality].

“Funeral Will Take Place on Saturday; Service For Robert Kelly at St. Paul’s Church at 3 p.m.,” Vancouver Province, June 23, 1922, page 30.

“Body Will Lie in the Church; Friends to Take Last View of Robert Kelly Previous to Funeral Today,” Vancouver Sun, June 24, 1922, page 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MyllAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5284%2C5494911.

Robert Kelly, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 23, 1922, page 17: “Kelly—On June 22, 1922, at the family residence, 1690 Angus Ave., Robert Kelly, in his 60th year. Funeral services from St. Paul’s Church, corner Pendrell and Jervis Sts., tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. H.G. King officiating. Interment in Masonic Cemetery.”

“Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Robert Kelly; St. Paul’s Church Unable to Accommodate Gathering of Friends,” Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1922, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MyllAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5284%2C5494911.

“Mr. Robert Kelly,” editorial, Vancouver Province, June 23, 1922, page 6.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QSP2 : 13 December 2015), Robert Kelly, 1922; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262067, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262067.

Robert Kelly, probate file; Vancouver Supreme Court probate/estate files; Reference code: GR-1415.13357; British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver); microfilm B08710; Accession number(s): 91-4202; Reel B08710; Probate P – 08620; http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/kelly-robert-4. [First page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G978-NT1?i=327&wc=M69V-QTL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333443701&cc=2014768; last page pf probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L978-NYM?i=373&wc=M69V-QTL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333443701&cc=2014768.]

“Robert Kelly Will Probated; Many Bequests in Company Stock Form Principal Feature; Gross Estate, $1,062,748 With Liabilities of $262,546,” Vancouver Province, January 22, 1923, page 12.

 

Alexander Craig (father of Lillian Catherine Craig)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-851N : 31 March 2017), Alexander Craig and Sarah Ellen Polly, 15 Jul 1863; citing Stormont, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,065.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-4DV : 13 November 2014), Alexander Craig, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 62, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10012, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,310; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396310_00240.pdf.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-8GLK : 13 December 2015), Alexander Craig, 1876; Burial, Russell, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario, Canada, Loucks Cemetery; citing record ID 105819418, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105819418.

 

Sarah Ellen Polly (mother of Lillian Catherine Craig)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-K6QM : 31 March 2017), Alexander Craig and Sarah Ellen Polly, 15 Jul 1863; citing Stormont, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,065.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-4DK : 13 November 2014), Ellen S Craig in household of Alexander Craig, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 62, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10012, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,310; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396310_00240.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNG-CN7 : 10 April 2015), James Keays and Ellen Polly, 14 Jul 1879; citing registration , Duncanville, Russell, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,505.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXH-2M3 : 18 November 2014), Ellen Keays in household of James Keays, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13229, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,865: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008169310.pdf.

 

Lillian Catherine Craig (wife of Robert Kelly)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-4DQ : 13 November 2014), Lillias C Craig, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 62, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10012, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,310.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXH-2MD : 18 November 2014), Lillis Craig in household of James Keays, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13229, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,865; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008169311.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3X9 : 13 November 2014), L Kelly, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-43R : 27 April 2017), Lillian Kelly, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59854&highlight=50&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Lillian+Kelly.

Society, Vancouver Province, July 26, 1908, page 4: “Miss Craig from Houston, Texas, is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Robert Kelly, Nicola street.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9MMG: 2 March 2015), Lillian Kelly in entry for Robert Kelly, 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; Lillian C. Kelly in household of Robert Kelly, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX41-1KG : 2 April 2015), Lillian Catherin Kelly, 1929; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,033.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRH-8S9 : 13 April 2017), Lillian Catherine Kelly, 1952.

“Funeral Set for Widow of Pioneer,” Vancouver Province, April 8, 1952, page 11.

“Last rites for Mrs. Lillian Katherine Kelly, widow of Robert Kelly, co-founder of Kelly-Douglas, one of Canada’s largest wholesale grocers, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Center & Hanna. Rev. Patrick Ellis will conduct the service.

Mrs. Kelly died Sunday in General Hospital following a long illness. She lived at 189 Thirty-first, West Vancouver, and was one of the original members of the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire.

Mrs. Kelly, whose husband died in 1922, was born in Chrysler, Ont., and came to Vancouver following her marriage in 1890.

She is survived by one son, Frederick M., president of Kelly-Douglas; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel E. MacLean and a grandson, Victor F., both of 189 Thirty-first, West Vancouver.

Entombment in the Abbey at Ocean View Cemetery will follow the service.”

“Widow of Pioneer City Merchant Dies,” Vancouver Sun, April 8, 1952, page 2.

Lillian Catherine Kelly, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 8, 1952, page 22; Vancouver Sun, April 8, 1952, page 22: “Kelly—Lillian Catherine, passed away peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital April 6, 1952, of 189-31st St., West Vancouver, wife of the late Robert Kelly. Survived by 1 son, Frederick M. Kelly, West Vancouver; 1 daughter, Mrs. Hazel E. MacLean, West Vancouver; 1 grandson, Victor R. MacLean, Vancouver; 1 sister, Miss E.M. Keays, West Vancouver. Funeral service will be held Wed., April 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the Georgia Chapel of Center & Hanna, 1049 W. Georgia St., Rev. P. Ellis officiating. Entombment, “The Abbey,” Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Emma Mary Keays (sister of Lillian Catherine Craig)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG4-PC8 : 13 November 2014), James Keays, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148169. [father of Emma Mary Keays].

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DJ-MYCP : 6 December 2016), James Keays, 1897; Burial, Russell, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario, Canada, Saint Mary’s Anglican Cemetery; citing record ID 169636361, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=169636361.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-4ZZ : 13 November 2014), Emma Keays in household of James Keays, Russell, Russell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 59, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10012, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,310.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-NJL6 : 30 December 2014), Emma Mary Keays, 1931; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL53-N7R : 13 April 2017), Emma Mary Keays, 1953; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1f17d430-fd20-4601-b638-8a4a1acf446b

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q9P4 : 13 December 2015), Emma Mary Keays, 1953; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301715, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301715.

 

Hazel Ellen Kelly (daughter of Robert Kelly)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1894-09-116279; Hazel Ellen Kelly; date of birth: July 27, 1894; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0823ec20-5869-4132-a382-9e3657312509.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-43T : 27 April 2017), Hazel Kelly, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59855&highlight=1&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Hazel+Kelly.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9MMP : 2 March 2015), Hazel Kelly in entry for Robert Kelly, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJBB-WWR : 6 December 2014), Hazel Kelly, 30 Nov 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-BNL : 21 January 2016), Victor Alexander Maclean and Hazel Ellean Kelly, 28 May 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-78XC : 28 February 2017), Victor Alexander Maclean and Hazel Kelly, Marriage May 1919, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 30 May 1919; FHL microfilm 2,218,892.

1921 Canada Census; Hazel E. McLean [indexed as Hayes E. McLean] in household of Robert Kelly, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGMS-MW1 : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Hazel Ellen Maclean, 1981.

 

Victor Alexander Maclean (husband of Hazel Ellen Kelly)

Bill Davies, From Sourdough to Superstore: The Kelly, Douglas Story; Vancouver, Kelly, Douglas and Company, Ltd., 1990.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Victor Alexander McLean, Reg. No. 1894-09-007728.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Victor Alex MacLean; Name: MacLean, Victor Alex; Rank: CPT; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7053 – 54; Item Number: 162509; 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=162509. Digitized service file: B7053-S054: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7053-S054.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-BN5 : 21 January 2016), Victor Alexander Maclean and Hazel Ellean Kelly, 28 May 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

“Kelly-MacLean Nuptials,” Vancouver Province, May 28, 1919, page 8.

“Society,” Photographs of Mrs. Victor MacLean and Mrs. Robert Kelly, Vancouver Province, December 2, 1928, society section, page 1.

1921 Canada Census; Victor A. McLean [indexed as Carter E. McLean] in household of Robert Kelly, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDZD-PSP: accessed 03 Jun 2013), Victor Mclean, 1935. [Note: Fred A. Kelly, wholesale grocer, and Victor MacLean’s brother-in-law, appears in the same list.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYD-TY5 : 13 April 2017), Victor Alexander Maclean, 1940.

Victor Alexander MacLean, Canadian Virtual War Memorial; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/Detail/2667632; photograph of grave marker: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2667632: “Captain V.A. MacLean, MC, auxiliary services, Canadian Army, 1st November 1940.”

Victor Alexander MacLean, Second World War Book of Remembrance, page 15, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/images/collections/books/bww2/ww2015.jpg.

“Noted Aviator Killed,” Oakland Tribune, November 16, 1940, page 35; http://newspaperarchive.com/oakland-tribune/1940-11-16/page-35.

 

Robert Ewen MacLean (son of Helen Ellen Kelly)

1921 Canada Census; Robert E. McLean [indexed as Carter E. McLean] in household of Robert Kelly, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2V-DXK : 13 April 2017), Robert Ewen Maclean, 1938.

“Col. M’Lean’s Son is Found Dead in Snow,” Vancouver Province, January 21, 1938, page 1.

“Chalet Hike Ends In Death: Col. M’Lean’s Son Found Dead; Lost in Storm on Closed Road,” Vancouver Sun, January 21, 1938, page 1.

“Footsteps in Snow Tell Mute Story of Bob MacLean’s Death: Youth Left Party When Others Returned for Car Skid Chains,” Vancouver Province, January 22, 1938, page 2.

“Boy’s Battle with Snow on Chalet Road; Tracks Show How MacLean Struggled in Storm,” Vancouver Sun, January 22, 1938, page 2.

MacLean, Robert (Bob) Ewen, Death Notice, Vancouver Province, January 22, 1938, page 17; Vancouver Sun, January 22, 1938, page 15.

“MacLean Jury Lauds Officer,” Vancouver Sun, January 24, 1938, page 1.

 

Victor Frederick MacLean (son of Hazel Ellen Kelly)

“Victor F. MacLean Kelly Douglas head,” Vancouver Province, June 19, 1957, page 36.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-BN5 : 21 January 2016), Victor Alexander Maclean and Hazel Ellean Kelly, 28 May 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

Victor Frederick Alexander MacLean, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from January 19 to January 20, 2013; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=victor-maclean&pid=162454967&fhid=12346:

“MacLean, Victor Frederick Alexander; April 28, 1924 – January 11, 2013: Victor was born in Vancouver, son of Col. Victor MacLean and Hazel Ellen Kelly, and grandson of Vancouver Pioneer Robert Kelly, founder of Kelly Douglas & Company Ltd. (1896), Nabob Foods, and Super Valu Stores. He served as President of the family company until his retirement, as well as on several boards including B.C. Tel, National Trust and Crown Zellerbach. Victor was also a past Chairman of the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

In his retirement he took up flying again and as a result of his early R.C.A.F. training loved to fly his own plane between Vancouver and his beloved summer home in Qualicum Beach.

He was a life member of The Vancouver Club, R.V.Y.C, Shaughnessy Golf Club, and the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club. He remained active well into his 80s playing golf and most especially loving his tennis.

Victor passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joan, four children Dewey Parker, Vicki Gourlay, Robert MacLean and Mark MacLean, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his Golden Retriever “Barley”.

The family are very grateful for the wonderful care given by Mae, Lori and Kay. We also wish to thank Dr. Duncan Miller and the staff at Mt. St. Joseph’s Hospital for the excellent and compassionate care he received. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation (bccancerfoundation.com/inmemory) would be gratefully appreciated.

Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604 738-0006

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Walkey & Company Funeral Directors Ltd.

235 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4X1

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Patricia Joan MacLean, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 11 to May 12, 2013; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=joan-maclean&pid=164730496&fhid=12346:

“Patricia Joan MacLean, January 7, 1924 – May 6, 2013. Predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Victor, January 11, 2013. Joan was born in Vancouver, B.C. As a child she and her sister Bette spent their summers at Harrison Lake. Mum attended Little Flower Academy and then Prince of Wales High School, where she met the love of her life, Victor. She then went on to Reed College in Portland where she excelled in the Dramatic Arts. Mum was always the ‘Belle of the Ball’. She attended UBC and joined Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the Junior League. Mum was Chair of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation and an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of Vancouver, and enjoyed her association with Les Girls Investment Club. She was an avid tennis player and played well into her seventies at Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club and Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. They loved their summers at Qualicum Beach. Family was everything to Mum and every family milestone was cause for celebration. She loved her dogs of which there were far too many to mention. Her golden retriever ‘Barley’ is left to mourn, along with her children Dewey Parker (Jonathan), Vicki Gourlay, Robert MacLean, and Mark MacLean (Annie), 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The family thank Mae and Lori for all their kindness and loving care. We will all miss our beautiful, elegant ‘Noni’ who always had a twinkle in her eye. We take comfort that she and dad are together again.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Fr. John Horgan, STL, Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1430 West 38th Ave., Vancouver. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund, 1205 East 7th Ave., Vancouver, V5T 1R1.

Walkey & Company Funeral Directors, 604 738-0006.

Funeral Home

Walkey & Company Funeral Directors Ltd.

235 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4X1

(604) 738-0006.”

 

Frederick Mills Kelly (son of Robert Kelly)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9MM5 : 2 March 2015), Frederick Kelly in entry for Robert Kelly, 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, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZB-XNT : 21 January 2016), Frederick Mills Kelly and Dorothea Ishbel Mcinnes, 08 Sep 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12905, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,874; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a80cbab6-dca4-4b6a-8478-80dad961b2dd.

Frederick Mills Kelly and Dorothea I. McInnes, wedding notice, Vancouver Sun, September 8, 1920; page 8; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eiZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1182%2C824545 [link leads to column 1; wedding notice is in column 3].

“Popular Couple Wedded Today At St. Paul’s” Vancouver Province, September 8, 1920, page 8 [description of wedding: Dorothea Ishbel McInnes and Frederick Mills Kelly.]

“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4C8-2DR : 4 December 2014), Frederick Mills Kelly, 15 Aug 1953; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Olmsted, Minnesota, record 1221943, certificate number 011567, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

 

William Wallace Burns McInnes (father of Dorothea Ishbel McInnes)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZC-CV1 : 21 January 2016), William Wallace Burns Mc Innes and Dorothea Beynon Young, 07 Nov 1894; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5M-HRC : 13 April 2017), William Wallace Burns Mcinnes, 1954.

 

Dorothea Beynon Young (mother of Dorothea Ishbel McInnes)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPV-VNR : 13 April 2017), Dorathea Beynon Mcinnes, 1948.

 

Dorothea Ishbel McInnes (wife of Frederick Mills Kelly)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1897-09-053079; Dorothea Ishbel Mcinnes; date of birth: July 6, 1897; place of birth: Nanaimo.

“Appears on Programme of Coronation Chapter Cabaret,” Vancouver Province, December 13, 1919, page 8: “Miss Ishbel McInnes, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. W.W.B. McInnes, who will take part in the programme arranged for the concert and dance to be held under the auspices of the Coronation Chapter, I.O.D.E., on December 19 [includes photograph of Ishbel McInnes].

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZB-XNP : 21 January 2016), Frederick Mills Kelly and Dorothea Ishbel Mcinnes, 08 Sep 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12905, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,874; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a80cbab6-dca4-4b6a-8478-80dad961b2dd.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-GZZ : 13 April 2017), Dorothea Ishbel Kelly, 1960.

 

Elizabeth Kelly (sister of Robert Kelly)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNW-VJ2 : 10 April 2015), John Richard Murray Greenfield and Elizabeth Kelly, 28 Sep 1876; citing registration , Duncanville, Russell, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,647.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-CXY : 13 April 2017), Eliza Greenfield, 1947.

 

Charles Howard Kinne (president of Kelly, Douglas)

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N314-WR7 : 5 December 2014), Charles Howard Kinne, 03 Jun 1957; citing Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, reference 11491, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,721.

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