Kirkup, Sidney John (1881-1938)

Sidney John Kirkup was an accountant. He lived at 1875 Georgia Street from 1910 to 1913.

He was born on January 20, 1881, in Cambridge, England. His father was James Kirkup; his mother was Sarah Vale.

In March quarter, 1907, in Cambridge district, he married Ada Evelyn Baker. She was born in Cambridge on July 30, 1880 (although one source says 1885). Her father was Edward Baker; her mother was Susan Loveday.

About 1907, Sidney and Ada came to Vancouver. By 1908, Sidney was rooming with John Campbell Ross, an accountant with the Union Bank of Canada, and who lived at 1934 Barclay Street. Sidney was employed as a clerk for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Vancouver freight office.

From 1910 to 1913, Sidney and Ada lived at 1875 Georgia Street. By 1914, they had moved to 1010 Melville Street; from 1916 to 1933, they were at 625 Keefer Street. In 1934, they moved to 1631 Robson Street.

Sidney died in Vancouver on August 25, 1938.

Ada died in Vancouver on May 18, 1969.

Sidney and Ada had the following children:

Unnamed Baby Kirkup

An unnamed boy was born in Vancouver on January 28, 1910, and died in January 31, 1910. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Marjorie Kirkup

Marjorie Kirkup was born in Vancouver on August 12, 1911.

On August 29, 1936, she married Robert McLaren Menzies. He was a tile setter, who was born on April 18, 1905, in Vancouver. His father was Edmond Menzies; his mother was Isobel McCurdy. Robert had been married on September 26, 1925, to Mathilda Marie Prinster, but that marriage ended in divorce.

Robert died in Vancouver on May 4, 1940. Marjorie later married Eric Richard Sidney Ramsden, who was an editor with Pacific Press. He was born on October 16, 1908, in Nelson, British Columbia. His father was Richard Vincent Ramsden; his mother was Beatrice Hawker. Richard had been married on Trail, British Columbia on October 1, 1931, to Dorothy Ellis Pittaway. Dorothy died in Vancouver on March 21, 1961.

Eric died on March 4, 1966, in Vancouver.

Marjorie died in Vancouver on September 29, 1972.

Mary Kirkup

Mary Kirkup was born in Vancouver on August 12, 1911. She did not marry. She was a store clerk. She died in Vancouver on March 15, 1962.

Sources

Sidney John Kirkup

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFF8-82N : accessed 01 Nov 2013), James Kirkup, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3JD-CWC : accessed 01 Nov 2013), James Kirkup, 1881.

FreeBMD Births, Sidney John Kirkup, Births Mar 1882, Cambridge district, volume 3b, page 488, http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=68055646&d=bmd_1380573949

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/WM8B-9PZ : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Sydney Kirkup, 1891.

FreeBMD Marriages, Sidney John Kirkup and Ada Evelyn Baker, marriages Mar 1907, Cambridge district, volume 3b, page 701, http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=117316308&d=bmd_1380573949; http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=117264302&d=bmd_1380573949

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 1 Vancouver City, page 27, family 278, lines 32-35, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63685&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLL-7LF : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Sidney John Kirkup, 1938.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1938-09-546240, Sidney John Kirkup.

“Sidney J. Kirkup,” Vancouver Sun, August 26, 1938, page 3: “Sidney John Kirkup, 1631 Robson Street, chief Vancouver wharf accountant for the Canadian Pacific Railway, died Thursday. Mr. Kirkup is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R.M. Menzies, and Miss Mary Kirkup, Vancouver. Funeral services will be conducted in Center & Hanna’s chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by cremation.”

“Sidney J. Kirkup,” death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 26, 1938, page 17; Vancouver Province, August 26, 1938, page 17: “Kirkup – On August 25, 1938, at his residence, 1631 Robson street, Sidney J. Kirkup, aged 57 years. Mr. Kirkup leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Menzies, city, and Mary at home; three brothers, W., G. and T. Kirkup; two sisters, Mrs. M. Wilson and Mrs. A. Bowman, all of Cambridge, England. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Saturday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, Rev. R.J. McIntyre officiating. Cremation.”

Ada Evelyn Baker

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/WMD3-56Z : accessed 01 Nov 2013), Ada E Baker, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS31-D7Q : accessed 01 Nov 2013), Ada Baker, 31 Mar 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBM-2BM : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Ada Evelyn Kirkup, 1969.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1969-09-007633, Ada Evelyn Kirkup, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=736c5401-eecb-407c-920b-54bd74d58e54

Ada Evelyn Kirkup, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 20, 1969, page 41; Vancouver Province, May 20, 1969, page 34: “Kirkup – Passed away May 18, 1969, in hospital, Mrs. Ada Evelyn Kirkup of 3835 W. 26th Ave. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. Eric (Marjorie) Ramsden; relatives in England. Funeral service Wednesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. J. W. Ellis officiating. Cremation.”

Baby Kirkup

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-12N : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Kirkup, 1910.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1910-09-128445, Baby Kirkup.

Marjorie Kirkup

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8R-48W : accessed 01 Nov 2013), Robert Mc Laren Menzies and Mathilda Marie Prinster, 1925.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations , Robert Mclaren Menzies and Mathilda Marie Prinster, Registration Number: 1925-09-287616, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=15e76684-e315-405a-ba5c-1ea450cc016f

British Columbia Marriage Registrations , Robert Mclaren Menzies and Marjorie Kirkup, Registration Number: 1936-09-439676, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4aff435d-8be3-4bea-af8e-19ccef61f296

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKG-X26 : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Robert Mclaren Menzies, 1940.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1940-09-572900, Robert Mclaren Menzies.

Robert McLaren Menzies, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 4, 1940, page 20; Vancouver Sun, May 4, 1940, page 25: “Menzies – On May 4, 1940, Robert McLaren (Claren) Menzies, late of 1568 W. 12th Ave., in his 35th year. Survived by his loving wife, Marjorie, his mother, 4 sisters, Mrs. A.G. Gartley, Mrs. C.R. Jopson, Mrs. R.V. David, all of Vancouver, and Mrs. J.A. Brevig of Seattle, 4 brothers, H.C. and G.M. of Vancouver, J.E. of Point Roberts, Wash., and J.A. of Portland. Funeral services Monday, May 6, at 3 p.m. from Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Co. to Mountain View Cemetery, Rev. R.J. McIntyre officiating. Cremation.

Robert M. Menzies, obituary, Vancouver Province, May 6, 1940, page 5: “Last rites for Robert McLaren Menzies, aged 35, of 1568 West Twelfth, who died on Saturday, were held today in Mount Pleasant Funeral Chapel. Rev. R.J. McIntyre officiated and interment took place at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Menzies was a native of Vancouver. He is survived by his wife, his mother and four sisters and four brothers.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD86-72N : accessed 01 Nov 2013), Eric Richard Sidney Ramsden and Dorothy Ellis Pittaway, 1931.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1931-09-397374, Eric Richard Sidney Ramsden and Dorothy Ellis Pittaway, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=3f300fdc-6f21-4b21-85af-b053001b3364

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR2-72J : accessed 01 Nov 2013), Dorothy Ellis Ramsden, 1961.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1961-09-003969, Dorothy Ellis Ramsden, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=2b6c394a-a9f6-4f1e-999a-8a450fb1b1b4

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTT-7VD : accessed 01 Nov 2013), Eric Richard Sidney Ramsden, 1966.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1966-09-003513, Eric Richard Sidney Ramsden, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=af5c5d21-318a-4617-a1e3-4a2863399872

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBF-2X7 : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Marjorie Ramsden, 1972.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1972-09-013636, Marjorie Ramsden, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b47e7c3e-a903-40b0-ac3e-2b90b2f4d921

Marjorie Ramsden, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 2, 1972, page 39; Vancouver Province, October 2, 1972, page 32: “Ramsden – On September 29, 1972, Marjorie Ramsden, of 3835 W. 26th Ave. Survived by many friends. Funeral service Tuesday, October 3 in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St. Rev. W.R. Stephens officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined.”

Mary Kirkup

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRL-P2H : accessed 31 Oct 2013), Mary Kirkup, 1962.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1962-09-003939, Mary Kirkup, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=818485a8-7290-4ee5-b182-822178bbe588

Mary Kirkup, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 17, 1962, page 31; Vancouver Sun, March 17, 1962, page 32: “Kirkup – Passed away March 15, 1962, in hospital, Miss Mary Kirkup of 1061 Bidwell St. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Ada E. Kirkup, and twin sister, Mrs. Marjorie Menzies of Vancouver; aunts and uncles in Cambridge, England. Funeral service Monday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. in Num=nn and Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St. Rev. J.W. Ellis officiating. Cremation.”

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