Lathrop, Charles (1866-1944)

Charles Lathrop was a watchman and a former member of the North West Mounted Police. He lived at 1180 Denman Street in 1916.

Charles Lathrop was born in the United States on May 12, 1866.

He arrived in Canada in the late 1880s, possibly in 1887. On July 15, 1889, at Regina, Northwest Territories, he swore his oath of office to become a member of the North-West Mounted Police Force.

By 1891, he was living in Maple Creek in the Northwest Territories. He stayed with the police through the 1890s in Maple Creek, Medicine Hat, and later in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. (The photograph below in includes several officers in Dawson City, but it is not certain that Charles Lathrop is one of them.)

On July 9, 1900, Charles received his discharge from the force.

By 1900, Charles was married to Ida May Struck. She was born in the United States on December 7, 1870. Ida’s parents were immigrants from Poland. Their son, Earl, was born in Dawson City on April 30, 1900.

By 1901, Charles was a night watchman for a sawmill business in Dawson City.

In 1903, he was a watchman for the Northern Commercial Company in Dawson City.

Name Occupation Organization
LATHROP CHARLES Watchman N.C. Co.

Polk’s Gazetteer 1903 directory, http://yukongenealogy.com/search?search=lathrop

The Northern Commercial Company’s Warehouse in Dawson City is still standing, and is a recognized federal heritage building.

Northern Commercial Company Warehouse, King Street and Fifth Avenue, Dawson City, Yukon; Google Streets, searched March 30, 2016; image dated July 2009.

Northern Commercial Company Warehouse, King Street and Fifth Avenue, Dawson City, Yukon; Google Streets, searched March 30, 2016; image dated July 2009.

Charles, Ida and Earl first appeared in Vancouver in 1911; they were living at 783 Homer Street. Charles began working as a watchman for the Granville Mansions at 789 Granville Street.

According to the Vancouver directories, Charles lived at the following addresses:

1911 to 1913 873 Homer Street
1916 1180 Denman Street
1917 to 1922 number 1, 148 East 6th Avenue
1924 2451 Prince Edward Street
1925 and 1926 323 East 19th Avenue
1927 and 1928 4478 Walden Street
1929 273 East 56th Avenue
1930 to 1941 469 East 54th Avenue
1942 889 West 26th Avenue
1943 and 1944 no listings for Charles Lathrop under Vancouver names

Charles continued to work as a watchman at the Granville Mansions for most of his time in Vancouver. He retired about 1935.

Ida died in Vancouver on July 8, 1941. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Charles died in Vancouver on December 7, 1944. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Charles and Ida had a son.

 

Earle Edward Lathrop

Earle (or Earl) Edward Lathrop was born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, on April 30, 1900. He was a stenographer and office worker.

On April 2, 1919, he married Queenie Amelia Mortimer. She was born in Vancouver on ???. Her father was John William Mortimer. Her mother was Alice Darling.

Earl later became a plant manager for British Ropes.

Earl died in Vancouver on August 12, 1982. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Sources

 

Charles Lathrop

North West Mounted Police (NWMP) – Personnel Records, 1873-1904; Charles Lathrop; Given Name(s): CHARLES; Surname: LATHROP; Regimental or Service Number: 2336; Volume: 10043; Reference:   RG 18; Item Number: 40801;  http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/nwmp-personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=40801&.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-GCD : accessed 30 March 2016), Charles Lathrop, Maple Creek, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00279.

Northwest Mounted Police Employees: http://yukongenealogy.com/search?search=lathrop:

Name Description
LATHROP, Constable NWMP “Town Station” Dawson, April 1899.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRG-TB4 : accessed 30 March 2016), Charles Lathrop, F, Unorganized Territories/territoires Non-organisés, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=113547&highlight=29&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+Lathrop;

Northern Commercial Company Warehouse, http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/rech-srch/clic-click.aspx?/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=0&page_id=26278&query=n%20c%20co&hiword=c%20co%20n%20

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9JYY : accessed 30 March 2016), Charles Tathrop, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=64185&highlight=18&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charls+Lathrop

1921 Canada Census, Chas Lathrop; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3;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:FLPQ-YSG : accessed 30 March 2016), Charles Lathrop, 1944.

“Charles Lathrop, 78, Former Mountie, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1944, page 7:

“Charles Lathrop, 78, former Northwest Mounted Policeman of 628 East Fifty-second, died Thursday.

A member of the Yukon Pioneers’ Association, he carried on his Mounted Police activities in the Maple Creek district and later in the Yukon.

Born in Vermont, U.S.A., Mr. Lathrop lived in Northern B.C. for 13 years before he settled in Vancouver 35 years ago. He was employed by Granville Mansions for 25 years.

He leaves one son, Earle, in Vancouver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. [Saturday] from Mount Pleasant Funeral Chapel with Rev. W.H. Norman officiating; interment, Ocean View Burial Park.”

Charles Lathrop, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 8, 1944, page 19; Vancouver Sun, Decebmer 8, 1944, page 21: “Lathrop—On Dec. 7, 1944, Charles Lathrop, of 628 East 52nd Ave., in his 79th year. Survived by 1 son, Earle E.; 6 grandchildren. Funeral service in Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Co’s. Chapel, Sat., Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m., to Ocean View Burial Park. Rev. W.H.H. Norman officiating.”

 

Ida May Struck (wife of Charles Lathrop)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRG-TBH : accessed 30 March 2016), May L. Murphy, F, Unorganized Territories/territoires Non-organisés, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa. (possible connection)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9JYB : accessed 30 March 2016), Ida Tathrop in entry for Charles Tathrop, 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, Ida Lathrop in household of Chas Lathrop; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3;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:FL2L-LFQ : accessed 30 March 2016), Ida May Lathrop, 1941.

Mrs. Charles Lathrop, obituary, Vancouver Province, July 10, 1941, page 28:

“Final rites for Mrs. Ida Mae Lathrop, 469 East Fifty-fourth, who died on Tuesday, will be held in Mount Pleasant Funeral Chapel on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Ocean View Burial Park.

Mrs. Lathrop was born in the United States and had resided here for 31 years. Besides her husband, Charles Lathrop, she is survived by a son.”

Ida Mae Lathrop, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 9, 1941, page 19; Vancouver Province, July 10, 1941, page 17; Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1941, page 18; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NzNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=879%2C1002705; Vancouver Sun, July 10, 1941, page 18; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ODNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=963%2C1125790: “Lathrop—Passed away June 8, 1941, Ida Mae, beloved wife of Charles Lathrop, of 469 E. 54th Ave. Also survived by 1 son, Earl, and 6 grandchildren. Funeral serviced Fri. July 11, 1941, at 1:30 p.m. from the Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Co. to Ocean View Burial Park. Rev. W.H.H. Newman officiating.”

 

Earle Edward Lathrop (son of Charles Lathrop)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9JY1 : accessed 30 March 2016), Earle Tathrop in entry for Charles Tathrop, 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:JDZP-RMP : accessed 30 March 2016), Earle Edward Lathrop and Queenie Amelia Mortimer, 02 Apr 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

1921 Canada Census, Earle Lathrop [indexed as Eric Lathrop] in household of Chas Lathrop; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3;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:FL1Y-RQF : accessed 30 March 2016), Earl Edward Lathrop, 1982.

Earl Edward Lathrop, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 14, 1982, page D-9; Vancouver Province, August 15, 1982, page D7: “Lathrop—Passed away on August 12, 1982, Earl Edward Lathrop of Vancouver, aged 82 years. Survived by his loving wife, Queenie; 4 daughters, June Pye, Victoria, Betty Simpson, Dorren Hoskins and Joyce Zacharaias all of Vancouver; 2 sons, Earl Lathrop of Edmonton and Larry, Vancouver; 15 grandchildren. Funeral service from the Mount Pleasant Simmons & McBride Chapel, Kingsway at 11th Ave. on Tuesday, August 17 at 2 p.m. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.

 

Queenie Amelia Mortimer (wife of Earle Edward Lathrop)

1921 Canada Census, Queenie Lathrop [indexed as Eusenie Lathrop] in household of Chas Lathrop; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 5, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3;Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Bernice Lathrop (daughter of Earle Edward Lathrop)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-L5Z : accessed 30 March 2016), Bernice Lathrop, 1921.

 

Selected relatives of Earle Edward Lathrop

Larry Lathrop, death notice; Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2015; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?pid=173943519: “Larry Lathrop 1934 – 2015 It is with heavy hearts and fond memories we announce the passing of Larry on January 10th in Surrey, British Columbia. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou, daughters Wendy Wiederick (Gordon) and Cyndi Lathrop, his grandsons Brock and Laine Wiederick, along with his extended family and friends. After retirement, Larry enjoyed traveling the world, cruising the seven seas, and spending time with his grandsons. At Larry’s request there will be no service. In his memory a donation may be made to the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.”

Matthew Martin; death notice; Published in The Vancouver Sun on May 24, 2003; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=matthew-martin&pid=157265768: “Martin _ Matthew “Mickey” passed away May 12, 2003 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mabel in 1998. Remembered by his loving family, daughters, Laura Lathrop, Shirley Podovsky (Walter); son Wayne, grandchildren, Wendy Wiederick (Gordon), Cyndi Lathrop, Lysle, Carol, Bob Martin; great-grandsons, Brock, Laine Wiederick. At Matthew’s request there will be no service. In his memory a donation may be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital.”

Laura (Martin) Lathrop; death notice; Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 9, 2013; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=laura-lathrop-martin&pid=167932616: “Laura (Martin) Lathrop – 1935-2013 It is with heavy hearts and fond memories we announce the passing of Laura on October 29, 2013 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. She is survived by her daughters Wendy Wiederick (Gordon) and Cyndi Lathrop, her grandsons Brock and Laine Wiederick, along with her sister Shirley Podovsky (Walter), brother Wayne Martin and extended family and friends. After retirement, Laura enjoyed volunteering with her ESL students, traveling and spending time with her grandsons. At Laura’s request there will be no service. In her memory a donation may be made to either the B.C. Lung Association or to Raise-a-Reader.”

Dr. Carl Simpson; death notice; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=carl-simpson&pid=15507024; Published in Vancouver Sun from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, 2005: “SIMPSON _ Dr. Carl January 4, 1923 – October 21, 2005 Carl was born in Vancouver to parents Ada and Matthew Simpson. He attended General Wolfe Elementary School, John Oliver High and UBC. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1951. Carl was fond of telling of his many interesting experiences during these years – such as driving taxi in Vancouver, tagging fish at Hell’s Gate and invading Comox with the military reserves. He spent his long medical career in general practice at 17th and Cambie in Vancouver, with many nights spent rushing off to deliver babies and make emergency house calls. He was lucky to have many supportive families as patients and often came home bearing gifts of spanakopita and other goodies. Dr. Carl was an avid fly fisherman, birdwatcher, traveller and outdoorsman. A skier from the early years of hiking up Hollyburn and Grouse and the opening of Whistler, he had his last days of skiing on Grouse Mountain at age 80. Carl especially enjoyed his cabin at Point Roberts, walking and crabbing with a selection of dogs that predeceased him, possibly due to over-exercise. He also loved working in his garden at Point Roberts, making sauces out of the proceeds and sipping a glass of wine on the back porch. He will be greatly missed by his wife Betty; daughter Trish; son Carl; grandchildren Henri, Curtis, Josephine and Lucy; son-in-law Brad; daughter-in-law Patty; closet relative Ann Mcnab; and many other good friends and relations. He will also be missed by his cat Cosmo, which he has carefully nurtured back to health over the past three years. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, October 29 at “Seasons in the Park”, Queen Elizabeth Park, at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or any environmental group would be appreciated.”

Betty Simpson; death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2015; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=betty-simpson&pid=174152378: “SIMPSON, Betty (Lathrop); 1923 – 2015: Predeceased by her husband Carl Simpson. Survived by son Carl Simpson Jr. (Patti) and daughter Trish Simpson (Brad Price). Grandchildren Henri, Curtis, Josie and Lucy. Betty was born and raised in Vancouver. She graduated from John Oliver High School, where she was active in track and field. Betty was an avid dancer and singer from a young age, performing with her sister June as the Lathrop Sisters in a Vaudeville act that included ventriloquism. Her love of dance continued throughout her life. She was very active in the Middle Eastern Dance Association, serving for many years as president. Later in life she was involved in Polynesian dance. She enjoyed skiing and spent much time at Grouse Mountain and Whistler. Betty worked at the Vancouver Sun for a number of years, including occasionally as a swimsuit model. Later she worked as a medical receptionist. Betty loved animals, often rescuing those in need. She was a kind and generous person who will be missed greatly by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at the Kerrisdale Legion at 2177 West 42nd Ave on Saturday February 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.”