Kirkpatrick, Guy Hamilton (1875-1963)

Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick was an oil company executive who lived at 1856 Barclay Street from 1920 to 1940. He later lived at 1891 Barclay Street.

He was born on November 5, 1875, in Kingston, Ontario. His father was Sir George Airey Kirkpatrick (1841-1899), who was the speaker in the Canadian House of Commons from 1883 to 1887, and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from1892 to 1897. Guy’s mother was Frances Jane Macaulay (1845-1877).

Guy went to school at Upper Canada College, the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and Queen’s University in Kingston.

He served in South Africa as a lieutenant in Lord Strathcona’s Horse. He explored for minerals in British Somaliland from 1903 to 1910. He was involved in the mining industry in British Columbia from about 1911 to 1914.

During the First World War, he served as a lieutenant colonel with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He became a member of the Distinguished Service Order.

On September 24, 1919, in Vancouver, Guy married Frances Lillian Tupper. She was born on January 27, 1885, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her father was Charles Hibbert Tupper (1855-1927) (who lived at 2050 Barclay Street from about 1900 to the mid-1920s). Frances’s mother was Janet McDonald (1858-1935).

From 1919 to 1927, Guy was the chairman of the Vancouver Harbour Commission.

He was the president of the Amalgamated Oil Company. He was a director of the Columbia Oil Company.

He was the president of the Vancouver branch of the Red Cross.

He belonged to the Vancouver Club and the Jericho Country Club.

Lillian died in Vancouver on July 28, 1940. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Guy died in Vancouver on December 19, 1963. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Guy and Lillian had the following children

 

Frances Jane Kirkpatrick

Frances Jane Kirkpatrick was born on December 10, 1920, in Vancouver. She died on December 10, 1920.

 

Un-named daughter

Guy and Lillian had an un-named daughter who was still-born in Vancouver on June 3, 1922.

 

Guy Gordon Kirkpatrick

Guy Gordon Kirkpatrick was born in Vancouver, possibly on January 31, 1925.

He was living in New Zealand in 1963.

According to the British Columbia Death Registrations, “Gordon Guy Kirkpatrick” died in Vancouver on February 7, 1990. He was buried in Forest Lawn Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia. (The registration does not include any information on birthplace or parents.)

 

William MacPherson Kirkpatrick

Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick had a brother named William MacPherson Kirkpatrick (1874-1973).

 

Sources

 

Thomas Kirkpatrick (grandfather of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

Thomas Kirkpatrick, Q.C., Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men (Ontario Volume), Toronto, American Biographical Publishing Company, 1880, pages 622-623; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n718/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n719/mode/1up.

 

George Airey Kirkpatrick (father of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

George Airey Kirkpatrick, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Airey_Kirkpatrick.

George A., Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men (Ontario Volume), Toronto, American Biographical Publishing Company, 1880, page 623; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n719/mode/1up.

George Airey Kirkpatrick, A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography, being Chiefly Men of the Time, edited by George Maclean Rose; Toronto, Rose Publishing Company, 1886, pages 127-128.

The Honorable George Airey Kirkpatrick, Lieutenant-Governor, The Lieutenant-Governors of Upper Canada and Ontario, 1792-1899, by D.B. Read, Q.C.; Toronto, William Briggs, 1900, pages 235-239; https://archive.org/stream/lieutenantgovern00read#page/235/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/lieutenantgovern00read#page/236/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/lieutenantgovern00read#page/237/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/lieutenantgovern00read#page/238/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/lieutenantgovern00read#page/239/mode/1up.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKC-VT8W : accessed 3 January 2016), George Airey Kirkpatrick, 1899; Burial, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, Cataraqui Cemetery; citing record ID 43203704, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43203704.

 

Frances Jane Macaulay (mother of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

Frances Jane Macaulay (1845-1877); http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/frances-jane-macaulay_32497577.

 

Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick

Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick (1875-1964 [sic]); http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/guy-hamilton-kirkpatrick_78670995?geo_a=r&geo_s=ca&geo_t=ca&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41016&o_lid=41016&o_sch=Web+Property.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1910”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM35-ZQ7 : accessed 3 January 2016), Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, 1875.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Kirkpatrick, Guy Hamilton; Rank: LCL; Date of Birth: 05/11/1875; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5204 – 12; Item Number: 501898; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=501898.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-PT2 : accessed 3 January 2016), Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick and Frances Lillian Tupper, 09 Oct 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, Who’s Who in Canada, 1935, page 1867; http://www.mocavo.com/Whos-Who-Men-and-Women-of-the-Time-1935/107381/1923.

Who’s Who in British Columbia, volume 3, 1937-1939, page 76.

Who’s Who in British Columbia, volume 4, 1940-1941, page 125.

Who’s Who in British Columbia, volume 5, 1942-1943, page 179.

Who’s Who in British Columbia, volume 6, 1944-1946, page 144.

“Lieut.-Col. Guy H. Kirkpatrick Re-elected Head of Red Cross,” Vancouver Province, January 28, 1941, page 5.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTN-RDW : accessed 3 January 2016), Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, 1963.

Col. Kirkpatrick, port leader dies, Vancouver Province, December 21, 1963, page 18:

“Funeral services for Lt.-Col. Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, D.S.O., Boer War veteran and a key figure in post first World War development of Vancouver harbour, will be held Monday.

Col. Kirkpatrick who died Thursday in Shaughnessy Military Hospital at 88, was chairman of Vancouver Harbor Commission from 1919 to 1927. He was widely known in military, mining engineering and business circles.

It was during his time with the commission that Ballantyne Pier was contracted, as well as many assembly wharves and other facilities.

At his death he was the oldest member of the Vancouver Club.

He served in both world wars as well as the Boer. He travelled extensively while engaged in mineral and chemical exploratory work in British Somaliland and was credited with turning the famous ‘Mad Mullah’ from a fanatic to British subject.

Col. Kirkpatrick was born in Kingston, Ont., in 1875. He was the last surviving son of Sir George A. Kirkpatrick, one-time Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons and later lieutenant governor of Ontario. Educated at Upper Canada College and Royal Military College, he was the first graduated in mining engineering from Queen’s University in 1898.

He came west the following year to the old War Eagle gold mine at Rossland. At the outbreak of the Boer War he went to South Africa with Lord Strathcona’s Horse.

Col. Kirkpatrick served with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada when it was organized in 1911 by Lt.-Col, Leckie, later Maj. Gen. Leckie. Col. Kirkpatrick went overseas in 1915 in command of the 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles.

He went in to his own business on leaving the harbor commission in 1927. He formed Mill Fuels Ltd. and was chairman of Amalgamated Oil Co. Ltd. at the time of his death. He was semi-retired for the last decade.”

Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 21, 1963, page 27: “Kirkpatrick—Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick passed away in Shaughnessy Military Hospital on December 19, 1963. Survived by 1 son, Guy. Funeral service in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis Street, on Monday at 2 p.m., Padre R. Durnford officiating. Interment Ocean View, Harold Edwards, Directors, in charge.”

Old Times, Upper Canada College, Toronto, April 1964, page 25; https://archive.org/stream/oldtimesapr1964ucco#page/25/mode/1up/search/kirkpatrick: Kirkpatrick (’88- 92)—At Vancouver, B.C., on December 18, 1963, Lt.-Col. Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, D.S.O.

 

Frances Lillian Tupper (wife of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKG-RNR : accessed 3 January 2016), Frances Lillian Kirkpatrick, 1940.

“Mrs. G. Kirkpatrick Succumbs in City,” Vancouver Province, July 30, 1940, page 7:

“Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Lillian Kirkpatrick, wife of Lieut.-Col. G.H. Kirkpatrick and sister of Reginald H. Tupper, well known city lawyer, will be held Wednesday in Christ Church Cathedral. Very Rev. Dean Ramsay Armitage will officiate, and interment will be at Ocean View Burial Park. Center and Hanna are in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick, who died on Sunday, was born in Halifax, but had been a resident of this city for 41 years. Her father was the late Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper.

She is survived by her husband, Col, Kirkpatrick, at the family home, 1856 Barclay street; one son, Guy; three brothers, Charles Tupper, Toronto; James Tupper, Ottawa; and Reginald Tupper, Vancouver; two sisters, Mrs. C.M. Merritt, Vancouver; and Mrs. C.G. Holland, Victoria.”

Frances Lillian Kirkpatrick, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 29, 1940, page 13: “Kirkpatrick—July 28, 1940, at her home, 1856 Barclay St., Frances Lillian, beloved wife of Lieut.-Col. G.H. Kirkpatrick. Survived by her husband and son, Guy. Funeral Wednesday at 2 o’clock from Christ Church Cathedral. Center & Hanna, directors.”

 

Frances Jane Kirkpatrick (daughter of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-68T : accessed 3 January 2016), Frances Jane Kirkpatrick, 1920.

 

Unnamed daughter Kirkpatrick (daughter of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-HFWG : accessed 3 January 2016), Kirkpatrick, 1922.

Kirkpatrick, stillborn notice, Vancouver Province, June 5, 1922, page 17: “Kirkpatrick—On June 3, at the Vancouver General Hospital, the wife of Lieut.-Colonel G.H. Kirkpatrick, a daughter (stillborn).”

 

Guy Kirkpatrick (son of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

“Young Native Son Has Distinguished Canadian Grandparents,” Society, Vancouver Sun, November 13, 1926, page 13 [includes photograph of “Mrs. Guy H. Kirkpatrick and Small Son”]:

“The youngest member of two very distinguished families is Guy Gordon Kirkpatrick, year-and-a-half-old son of Lieut. Colonel and Mrs. Guy H. Kirkpatrick, Barclay street, who is shown in a delightful pose with his mother, a charming social leader and hostess.

The small boy is the scion of two very prominent families well known in Canadian statesmanship. He is the grandson of the Hon. Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C.G.M., and Lady Tupper of this city, and the great-grandson of the late Sir Charles Tupper, first baronet. He is also a grandson of the late Sir George Kirkpatrick, a former lieutenant governor of Ontario and prominent resident of Toronto. The young son of Lieut. Col and Mrs. Kirkpatrick claims the distinction of being a native son of Vancouver.”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-000956; Name: Kirkpatrick, Gordon Guy; Gender: Male; Age: 65; date of death: February 7, 1990; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=2050251c-4a85-45db-a525-b9f60ef6443e; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=1bb3f09f-b315-4318-bbd2-4e33501aaad9. [possible connection].

 

William Macpherson Kirkpatrick (brother of Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick)

William Macpherson Kirkpatrick (born 1874); http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/william-macpherson-kirkpatrick_107281436.

Old Times, Upper Canada College, Toronto, April 1964, page 25; https://archive.org/stream/oldtimesapr1964ucco#page/25/mode/1up/search/kirkpatrick: Kirkpatrick (’88- 91)—At Montreal, Que., on December 13, 1963, William MacPherson Kirkpatrick, C.B.E., M.C.

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