Ker, Edwin Dickson (1878-1948)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 964.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 964.

Edwin Dickson Ker was the chief clerk in the engineering department of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He lived at 1833 Comox Street in 1914.

Edwin’s brother, Newton James Ker (1866-1946), also lived at 1833 Comox Street in 1914. He was a well-known engineer and land agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

 

Family Background

Edwin Dickson Ker was born in Brantford, Ontario on June 7, 1878. His parents were James Ker (1836-1915) and Jennie Peterson (1842-1932). Edwin lived with his parents in 1881 and 1891.

James Ker died in Rockcliffe Park, a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, on January 18, 1915. He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario.

The Ottawa Journal, January 18, 1915, page 12, column 8.

The Ottawa Journal, January 18, 1915, page 12, column 8.

Jennie Ker died in Rockcliffe Park on December 20, 1932. She was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

The Ottawa Journal, December 20, 1932, page 18, column 7.

The Ottawa Journal, December 20, 1932, page 18, column 7.

 

Edwin’s Life in British Columbia

In 1901, Edwin was staying at the Coldstream Hotel in Vernon, British Columbia. He was a railway clerk.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1903. He was living with his parents at 1060 Georgia Street and working as a clerk for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 722.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 722.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1903 to 1905 1060 Georgia Street (listed as Edward D. Ker)
1906 to 1909 1060 Georgia Street (listed as Edwin D. Ker)
1910 1055 Haro Street
1911 968 Cardero Street
1912 and 1913 1366 Harwood Street
1914 1833 Comox Street
1915 1076 Nicola Street
1916 to 1921 Not listed under Vancouver names (in Nelson, B.C. in 1919 and 1920)
1922 3989 Angus Avenue
1923 1103 Georgia Street
1924 to 1948 1592 Nanton Avenue

On October 9, 1915, in Vancouver, Edwin signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. While he was serving in France, he received a serious gunshot wound to his right leg. He became medically unfit to serve and he was discharged in Victoria, British Columbia on April 5, 1918.

In 1919, Edwin was living in Nelson, British Columbia. He was a freight clerk for S.S. Nasookin, which was the largest sternwheeler on the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Lake and River Service.

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1919, page 408 (Nelson).

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1919, page 408 (Nelson).

C.P.R. lake steamer Nasookin, postcard, 1910s, https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/540009811543832704/.

C.P.R. lake steamer Nasookin, postcard, 1910s, https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/540009811543832704/.

 

Marriage to Ethel Marguerite Crothers

On May 1, 1920, in Nelson, British Columbia, Edwin married Ethel Marguerite Crothers, who was a telephone operator. She was born on May 9, 1898 in Upper Gagetown, New Brunswick. (She was often called “Marguerite.”) Her parents were Thomas Blanchard Crothers (1859-1946) and Mary Elizabeth Reynolds (1866-1948). Thomas Crothers died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 5, 1946. He was buried in Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Tribune, January 8, 1946, page 16, column 6.

The Winnipeg Tribune, January 8, 1946, page 16, column 6.

Mary Elizabeth Crothers died in Vancouver on September 14, 1948. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Edwin’s and Marguerite’s marriage ended in divorce. On April 25, 1925, in Vancouver, Marguerite married John Leonard Myers, who was a cabinet maker. He was born in England on June 2, 1902. His parents were John Myers and Catherine Brewis. John later worked as a policeman for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He died in Garden Bay, British Columbia on April 12, 1964. Marguerite died in Sechelt, British Columbia on January 3, 1991.

 

Edwin’s Later Life

From 1923 to about 1938, Edwin worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

For a time he was a clerk; he later became a building inspector in the C.P.R.’s lands department. He retired about 1938.

Edwin did not re-marry.

He died in Vancouver on February 14, 1948.

Ottawa Journal, February 19, 1948, page 28, column 2.

Ottawa Journal, February 19, 1948, page 28, column 2.

According to some sources, he was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. However, the online indexes for Mountain View Cemetery do not show any references to him. The newspaper death notices and obituaries from 1948 say that his burial was to be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, which is also where his parents were buried. According to the Mount Pleasant’s database, Edwin was buried there in 1948.

 

Sources

James Ker (father of Edwin Dickson Ker)

James Ker (1836–1915); Birth: 1836, Buntisif, Dundas, Upper Canada (1851 Census) P 11; Death: 18 JAN 1915, 288 Acacia Ave, Rockcliffe, Carleton, Ottawa (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43K-QH5 : 11 March 2018), James Ker, Brantford, South Brant, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9914, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,289.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFY-W25 : 11 March 2018), James Ker, Brantford (City), Brant South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13263, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,899.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGX-LF5 : 3 August 2016), James Ker, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148174.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276P-BWC : 16 March 2018), James Ure, 1911; citing Census, Russell Sub-Districts 31-62, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,521.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDVK-KMQ : 9 March 2018), James Ker, 18 Jan 1915; citing Rockcliffe, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1915 cn 37512, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,176.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2763-377 : 11 March 2018), James Ker, 10 Apr 1915; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot D 12 11, line 32803, volume Volume 03, 1908-1919, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

 

Jennie Peterson (mother of Edwin Dickson Ker)

Jennie Peterson (1842–1932); Birth: 24 MAR 1842, Niagara Falls, Ontario; Death: 20 DEC 1932, Rockcliffe, Carleton County, Ottawa, Ontario (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43K-QHR : 11 March 2018), Jennie Ker in household of James Ker, Brantford, South Brant, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9914, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,289.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFY-W2R : 11 March 2018), Jennie Ker, Brantford (City), Brant South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13263, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,899.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGX-LFR : 3 August 2016), Jenny Ker, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148174.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-CM2 : 18 March 2018), Jennie P. Ker, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276P-BWZ : 16 March 2018), Jennie Ure in entry for James Ure, 1911; citing Census, Russell Sub-Districts 31-62, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,521.

1921 Canada Census, Jennie J. Ker [indexed as Jenner J. Ker]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 85; Census Place: Gloucester (Township), Russell, Ontario; Page Number: 5. 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:JJ48-64F : 9 March 2018), Jennie Ker, 20 Dec 1932; citing Rockliffe, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, 10099, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,367,813.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276Q-BNP : 11 March 2018), Jennie Paterson Ker, 27 Dec 1932; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot D 12 11, line 57149, volume Volume 05, 1931-1933, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

 

Edwin Dickson Ker

Edwin Dickson Ker (1878–1948); Birth: 07 JUN 1878, Brantford, Ontario; Death:  14 FEB 1948, Vancouver, BC (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGX-SVX : 10 August 2017), Edwin Dickson Ker, 07 Jun 1878; citing Birth, Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,362.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFY-W21 : 11 March 2018), Edwin L Ker, Brantford (City), Brant South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13263, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,899.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGX-LF1 : 3 August 2016), Edwin Ker, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148174.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVG-DCL : 18 March 2018), Edwin D Rer in household of Mattilda A Muller, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Society, Vancouver Province, December 30, 1910, page 5: “Mr. Edwin D. Ker of this city has been spending the holidays with his parents at Acacia Lodge, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-999Q : 16 March 2018), Edwin Ker in entry for George J Black, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Ker, Edwin Dickson; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number: 476798; Date of Birth: 07/06/1879; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5109 – 29; Item Number: 495889; 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=495889; digitized service file: B5109-S029; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B5109-S029.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-GZM : 11 March 2018), Edwin Dickson Ker and Ethel Marguerite Crothers, 01 May 1920; citing Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

S.S. Nasookin marks a century, by Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star, April 28, 2013, https://www.nelsonstar.com/news/ss-nasookin-marks-a-century/.

1921 Canada Census, Edwin Dickson Ker, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 10. 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:FLP8-PYP : 8 November 2017), Edwin Dickson Ker, 1948; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1164ec0c-8aba-4649-a76d-21b2b740b2eb.

“E.D. Kerr [sic], Pioneer, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, February 18, 1948, page 10:

“A pioneer who had lived in Vancouver 52 years died Saturday at his residence.’

He was Edwin Dixon Kerr, 60, 1592 Nanton Avenue, retired insurance agent.

Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s (Shaughnessy) Anglican Church with Rev. N.D.B. Larmonth officiating. Burial will be in the family plot, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Mr. Kerr is survived by a sister, Isabel Kerr, and a brother, Gordon W. Kerr, of Vancouver.”

Edwin Dickson Ker, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 16, 1948, page 21; Vancouver Province, February 17, 1948, page 15; Vancouver Sun, February 16, 1948, page 17; Vancouver Sun, February 17, 1948, page 15: “Ker—Edwin Dickson Ker passed away at his late residence, 1592 Nanton Ave., Vancouver, B.C., on Feb. 14, 1948, in his 70th year. Survived by one sister, Isobel Ker of Vancouver; one brother, Gordon Ker of Ottawa; one niece, Mrs. Leslie C. Creery, and one nephew, Allan N. Ker, both of Vancouver. Funeral arrangements to be announced later by Center & Hanna Ltd.”

Edwin Dickson Ker, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 18, 1948, page 21; Vancouver Sun, February 18, 1948, page 25: “Ker—Edwin Dickson Ker passed away at his late residence, 1592 Nanton Ave., Vancouver, B.C., on Feb. 14, 1948, in his 70th year. Survived by one sister, Isobel Ker of Vancouver; one brother, Gordon Ker of Ottawa; one niece, Mrs. Leslie C. Creery, and one nephew, Allan N. Ker, both of Vancouver. Funeral service Thursday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m., in St. John’s (Shaughnessy) Anglican Church, Rev. N.D.B. Larmonth officiating. Center & Hanna in charge. Cremation. Interment of cremated remains family plot, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ont. No flowers, by request.”

“Edwin D. Ker Laid at Rest,” Vancouver Province, February 19, 1948, page 14, column 1.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-YH6R : 6 December 2016), Edwin Dickson Ker, 1948; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 171469271, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171469271: “Edwin Dickson Ker; Birth: 7 Jun 1878, Brantford, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 14 Feb 1948 (aged 69), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 171469271. Retired Building Inspector, Land Department, Canadian Pacific Railway Company; Cremated; Father: James Ker; birthplace: Dundas, Ontario; Mother: Jennie Peterson, birthplace: Woodburn, Ontario; Informant: Gordon W. Ker (brother).

Mount Pleasant Group (Toronto); inventory number: 4202237; name: Edwin Dickson Ker; year of burial: 1948; age of deceased: 69; property type: land; plot D; section 12; lot 11; http://www.finditatmpg.com/Details.aspx?GID=2QrxU31jhIEHXNxmqsc37g%3d%3d.

 

Thomas Blanchard Crothers (father of Ethel Marguerite Crothers)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKD-WFD : 18 March 2018), Blanchard Crothers, Sunbury & Queens, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-T7HF : 16 March 2018), Thomas Crothers, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

Manitoba Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1946-001101; Thomas Blanchard Crothers; date of death: January 5, 1946; place of death: Winnipeg; date of birth: October 9, 1858; age at death: 87 Years.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-X3Q5 : 13 December 2015), Thomas Blanchard Crothers, 1946; Burial, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Brookside Cemetery; citing record ID 111475787, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111475787: “Thomas Blanchard Crothers; Birth: unknown; Death: 5 Jan 1946; Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Plot:  24-0774-0; Memorial ID: 111475787.”

 

Mary Elizabeth Reynolds (mother of Ethel Marguerite Crothers)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKD-WF6 : 18 March 2018), Mary Crothers, Sunbury & Queens, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-T7HN : 16 March 2018), Mary Crothers in entry for Thomas Crothers, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRJ-B7R : 8 November 2017), Mary Lisbeth Crothers, 1948: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/37bd65fe-1b4d-4767-b53e-dd7ec48e5c73.

Mary Lisbeth Crothers, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 15, 1948, page 29; Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1948, page 33: “Crothers—Passed away in Vancouver, Sept. 14, 1948, Mary Lisbeth Crothers, in her 83rd year, late residence 1863 W. Broadway. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.L. Myers, Winnipeg, Man., Mrs. A. Logan, Creston, B.C.; one sister; three grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. at 3 p.m., from the Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros Ltd., 55 E. 10th Ave., Rev. G.H. Hamilton officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

 

Ethel Marguerite Crothers (wife of Edwin Dickson Ker)

Ethel Marguarite Crothers (1899–); Birth: 1899, Upper Gagetown, New Brunswick; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT32-993 : 11 March 2018), Ethel Marguerite Crothers, 09 May 1898; citing Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick, certificate 002307, Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2,024,656.

Ancestry.com. Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1757-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Name: Ethel Marguerite Crothers; Event Year: 1888-1919; Event: Naissance (Birth); Religion: Catholique; City: Gagetown; Place or Church Name: Gagetown; Province: Acadie (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) (New Brunswick).

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F28R-D5S : 10 February 2018), Ethel Marguerite Crothers, 09 May 1898; citing Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada, 09 May 1898, reference 22; FHL microfilm 2,320,158.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKD-WFF : 18 March 2018), Magueritte Crothers in household of Mary Crothers, Sunbury & Queens, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-T7HV : 16 March 2018), Marguerite Crothers in entry for Thomas Crothers, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-GCY : 11 March 2018), Edwin Dickson Ker and Ethel Marguerite Crothers, 01 May 1920; citing Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-7L6 : 11 March 2018), John Leonard Myers and Ethel Marguerite Ker, 25 Apr 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13749, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,319.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-000493; Ethel Marguerite Myers; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17148; date of death: January 3, 1991; place of death: Sechelt; age at death: 92; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/61d9e613-a218-43e1-9927-cb00e221f59f; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/149a31d9-ce27-43b4-b4b5-e5c48f785b9d.

 

John Leonard Myers (husband of Marguerite Ethel Crothers)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-7LN : 11 March 2018), John Leonard Myers and Ethel Marguerite Ker, 25 Apr 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13749, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,319.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTV-VZK : 8 November 2017), John Leonard Myers, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5324d6e4-c90d-443f-bcd9-7ad7be036331.

 

Newton James Ker (brother of Edwin Dickson Ker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL25-RH1 : 8 November 2017), Newton James Ker, 1946; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bd24c7bb-4639-4d36-919c-5b18c6e0d770.

“Newton J. Ker, With CPR in 1887, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1946, page 28 [includes photograph of Newton J. Ker].

“Newton J. Ker Dies at 79; Was C.P.R. Land Agent Here,” Vancouver Province, March 2, 1946, page 2 [includes photograph of Newton J. Ker].

Newton James Ker, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 2, 1946, page 17; Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1946, page 19.

 

Gertrude Eleanor Dickie (wife of Newton James Ker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2V-C2T : 8 November 2017), Gertrude Eleanor Ker, 1938.

“Final Rites Today For Mrs. N.J. Ker,” Vancouver Province, January 26, 1938, page 5.

“Mrs. Newton J. Ker Dies at Her Home,” Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1938, page 3.

Gertrude Eleanor Ker, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 26, 1938, page 13; Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1938, page 15.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-T2JZ : 6 December 2016), Gertrude Eleanor Dickie Ker, 1938; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 171468514, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171468514: “Gertrude Eleanor Dickie Ker; Birth: 9 May 1869, Brantford, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 25 Jan 1938 (aged 68), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 171468514. Father: Hiram Dickie birthplace New Brunswick. Mother: Eleanor M. Kerr birthplace Ontario.”