Lawson, William Alexander (1872-1930)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 597.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 597.

William Alexander Lawson was the manager of the Vancouver Insurance and Vessel Agency. He lived at 1945 Haro Street from 1916 to 1930. His wife, Teresa, lived at 1945 Haro Street from 1931 to 1936.

William Alexander Lawson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 9, 1872. His father was James Hill Lawson (1840-1915), who worked for many years with the Hudson’s Bay Company. He was later the vice president of R.P. Rithet and Company, a prominent Victoria business. William’s mother was Ann Jennet MacDonald (1848-1934).

In 1881 William was living with his family in Victoria. In 1891 he was with his family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where his father was the land commissioner for about two years.

By the late 1890s the Lawsons had returned to Victoria. William was working with R.P. Rithet and Company.

On April 18, 1900, in Victoria, William married Teresa (or Theresa) O’Sullivan, who was born in Victoria on September 2, 1872. Her parents were Humphrey O’Sullivan (1833-1893) and Elizabeth O’Brien (1846-1931).

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 19, 1900, page 5, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19000419uvic/19000419#page/n4/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 19, 1900, page 5, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19000419uvic/19000419#page/n4/mode/1up

William and Teresa remained in Victoria until about 1910.

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1911. He was the manager of Vancouver Insurance and Vessel Agency, and he was living at 985 Cardero Street.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 837.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 837.

William and Teresa lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1911 to 1915 985 Cardero Street
1916 to 1930 1945 Haro Street (William A. Lawson)
1931 to 1936 1945 Haro Street (Teresa Lawson)
1937 to 1951 920 Bidwell Street (Teresa Lawson)

In 1914 they appeared in the Vancouver society directory.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 37.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 37.

About 1916 they moved to 1945 Haro Street, where they lived until William died on October 23, 1930. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Nanaimo Daily News, October 24, 1930, page 1, column 6.

Nanaimo Daily News, October 24, 1930, page 1, column 6.

Teresa died in Vancouver on October 15, 1951. She was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

William and Teresa had the following children.

 

Kenneth James Lawson

Kenneth James Lawson was born in Victoria on May 7, 1901.

In 1911 and 1921 he was living with his parents in Vancouver.

In 1930 he was in San Francisco, California, working as a marine insurance underwriter.

He later worked as a welder.

He never married.

He died in Vancouver on December 18, 1953. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Dorothy Mary Lawson

Dorothy Mary Lawson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on September 25, 1902.

In 1911, 1921 and 1930 she was living with her parents in Vancouver.

For a time she worked as a clerk with the Canadian National Railway.

She never married.

She died in Vancouver on January 28, 1990.

 

Harold William Lawson

Harold William Lawson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on April 11, 1907.

In 1911, 1921 and 1930 he was living with his parents in Vancouver.

In the 1930s he was a teller with the Imperial Bank of Canada.

On October 1, 1936, in Vancouver, he married Kathleen McKay Ross. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 24, 1910. Her parents were Andrew Allan Ross and Sara Maud Balfour.

Harold later became an executive with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Harold died in Vancouver on April 18, 1965.

Kathleen died in Vancouver on February 2, 1988.

 

Margaret Alexandria Lawson

Margaret Alexandria Lawson was born in Vancouver on June 22, 1914.

On August 24, 1940, in Vancouver, she married Robert (“Bob”) Reid Cronberry Howatson, who was a circulation manager for the Vancouver Province newspaper. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta about 1910. His parents were William Reid Cronberry Howatson (1885-1951) and Katherine Rupprecht (1884-1964).

Bob was a veteran of the Second World War.

He continued to work for the Vancouver Province for a total of 50 years.

Bob died on September 21, 2002.

Margaret died on August 19, 2007.

 

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James Hill Lawson (father of William Alexander Lawson)

James Hill Lawson (1840–1915); Birth 14 DECEMBER 1840, Dundee, Scotland; Death 20 NOVEMBER 1915, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XB87-2G4 : 8 December 2014), James Hill Lawson, 14 Dec 1840; citing , reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 993,405, 993,408, 993,403, 993,408.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-LT9 : 30 June 2017), Jas. L Lawson, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 37; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKC-P3C : 3 August 2016), James H Lawson, Ward 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-KF6 : 27 April 2017), J H Lawson, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-Q7VZ : 16 July 2016), James H Lawson, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 15-25, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,664.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2W-S8L : 8 November 2017), James Hill Lawson, 1915.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QK2K : 28 February 2017), James Hill Lawson, Death , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 20 Nov 1915; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QK1Q : 28 February 2017), James Hill Lawson, Death , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 23 Nov 1915; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-295Y : 13 December 2015), James Hill Lawson, 1915; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121306918, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121306918: “James Hill Lawson; Birth unknown; Death 20 Nov 1915; Burial  Ross Bay Cemetery  Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot Block: H Plot: 75 E 17; Memorial ID 121306918.”

Daniel Clayton, “Rithet, Robert Paterson,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 14, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed January 12, 2018, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/rithet_robert_paterson_14E.html.

 

Ann Jenet Macdonald (mother of William Alexander Lawson)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-LTS : 30 June 2017), Ann J Lawson in household of Jas. L Lawson, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 37; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKC-P3Z : 3 August 2016), Jennie A Lawson, Ward 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-KFX : 27 April 2017), Ann J Lawson, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-Q7V8 : 16 July 2016), Anne J Lawson in entry for James H Lawson, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 15-25, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,664.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGP-NFC : 8 November 2017), Ann Jenet Lawson, 1934.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-FHCJ : 30 October 2017), Ann Jenet Lawson, Death 19 Oct 1934, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 19 Oct 1934; FHL microfilm 2,223,252.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-YRN9 : 30 October 2017), Ann Jenet Lawson, Death 19 Oct 1934, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 20 Oct 1934; FHL microfilm 2,223,252.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-XTH8 : 30 October 2017), Ann Jenet Lawson, Death 19 Oct 1934, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 19 Oct 1934; FHL microfilm 2,223,252.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-6MYC : 30 October 2017), Ann Jenet Lawson, Death 19 Oct 1934, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 20 Oct 1934; FHL microfilm 2,223,252.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-29PJ : 13 December 2015), Ann Jenet Lawson, 1934; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121306822, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121306822: “Ann Jenet Lawson; Birth unknown; Death 19 Oct 1934; Burial  Ross Bay Cemetery  Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot Block: H Plot: 75b76 E 17; Memorial ID 121306822.”

 

William Alexander Lawson

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-LT3 : 30 June 2017), William A Lawson in household of Jas. L Lawson, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 37; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKC-P38 : 3 August 2016), Wm A Lawson, Ward 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8H-587 : 21 January 2016), William Alexander Lawson and Theresia O’Sullivan, 18 Apr 1900; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-1FR : 27 April 2017), William A Lawson, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=61269&highlight=15&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+A.+Lawson.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP3Z : 16 July 2016), William Alexander Lawson, 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, William Alexander Lawson ; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. 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:FL28-B6X : 8 November 2017), William Alexander Lawson, 1930.

“William A. Lawson Died on Thursday; Well-Known Native Son Will be Buried in Victoria,” Vancouver Province, October 24, 1930, page 38, column 1:

“A well-known native son of British Columbia died Thursday in the person of Mr. William Alexander Lawson, a marine insurance broker of Vancouver, after a few days’ illness of pneumonia. He was born in Victoria in June, 1872, and his aged mother, Mrs. J.H. Lawson sr., who came to this province in the sixties, still lives there.

The late Mr. Lawson, who resided at 1945 Haro street, is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. The oldest son is Kenneth, living in San Francisco; the second Harold, with the Imperial Bank in Vancouver, and the daughters are Miss Dorothy and Miss Margaret Lawson. Mr. J.H. Lawson, Vancouver barrister, was a brother of the deceased. Three other brothers survive—H.H. and J.M. in Victoria, and V.M. in Powell River. Two sisters, Mrs. Louis Davies and Mrs. Oswald Parker, live in Victoria.

The funeral will be held Saturday at Victoria, where services will take place in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 3 o’clock and interment in Ross Bay Cemetery. The remains are resting at Center & Hanna’s parlors here.”

William Alexander Lawson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1930, page 27, column 1: “Lawson—Passed away Oct. 23, William Alexander Lawson, 1945 Haro Street. Born in Victoria 58 years ago, was in marine insurance business. Besides his sorrowing wife he leaves his loving mother, Mrs. J.H. Lawson in Victoria; two sons, Kenneth James and Harold William; two daughters, Dorothy Mary and Margaret Alexandra, all of Vancouver; four brothers, James H., Henry G., John M. and Victor M. Lawson; two sisters, Mrs. R.G. Parker and Mrs. Louis Davies. The remains are being prepared by Center & Hanna for shipment to Victoria on this evening’s boat, where interment will take place in family plot.”

William Alexander Lawson, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 24, 1930, page 25: “Lawson—In Vancouver on October 23, William Alexander Lawson, aged 58. Funeral will be held at Victoria on Saturday, service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Interment Ross Bay Cemetery.”

 

Humphrey O’Sullivan (father of Theresia O’Sullivan)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV63-S1F : 30 June 2017), Humphrey O Sullivan, James Bay Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 42; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-S3K : 3 August 2016), Humphrey Sullivan, Victoria City James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK3-XZB : 8 November 2017), Humphrey O’Sullivan, 1893.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-2WKL : 13 December 2015), Humphrey O’Sullivan, 1893; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121311510, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121311510: “Humphrey O’Sullivan; Birth unknown Ireland; Death 17 May 1893 Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial  Ross Bay Cemetery  Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot Block: C Plot: 33 W 24; Memorial ID 121311510.

 

Elisabeth O’Brien (mother of Theresia O’Sullivan)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-779 : 27 April 2017), Elizabeth O’sullivan in household of George H Manchester, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 19, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK2-BXF : 8 November 2017), Elizabeth O’Sullivan, 1931.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-2WKJ : 13 December 2015), Elizabeth O’Sullivan, 1931; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121311497, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121311497: “Elizabeth “Lizzy” O’Brien O’Sullivan; Birth 1847 Toomyvara, County Tipperary, Ireland; Death 13 Nov 1931; Burial  Ross Bay Cemetery  Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot Block: C Plot: 33b34 W 24; Memorial ID 121311497.”

 

Theresia O’Sullivan (wife of William Alexander Lawson)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV63-S12 : 30 June 2017), Teresa O Sullivan in household of Humphrey O Sullivan, James Bay Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 42; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8H-58S : 21 January 2016), William Alexander Lawson and Theresia O’Sullivan, 18 Apr 1900; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-1FT : 27 April 2017), Leresa Lawson, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP38 : 16 July 2016), Teresa Lawson in entry for William Alexander Lawson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG97-148 : 27 November 2014), Teresa Lawson, Feb 1917; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 27, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 332.

1921 Canada Census, Teresa Lawson in household of William Alexander Lawson ; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. 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:FL5Z-8GD : 8 November 2017), Teresa Lawson, 1951.

“Mrs. Lawson Dies after 80 Years In B.C.,” Vancouver Province, October 17, 1951, page 38:

“Funeral of one of B.C.’s earliest residents, Mrs. W.A. (Teresa) Lawson, 920 Bidwell, was held at 9:3- a.m. in Church of the Guardian Angel.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Victoria 80 years ago, daughter of Humphrey O’Sullivan, who ran the Hudson’s Bay trading post in the colony at that time.

She came to Vancouver with her late husband in 1910.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy, Vancouver, and Mrs. R. Howatson, North Vancouver; two sons, Kenneth and Harold, both of Vancouver, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Anne O’Sullivan, Victoria.

Burial will be in Victoria.”

Teresa Lawson, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 16, 1951, page 23; Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1951, page 21: “Lawson—Teresa, widow of the late William A. Lawson, passed away Oct. 15th, 10951, at her residence, 920 Bidwell St. in her 80th year. Survived by 2 daughters, Dorothy Mary at home, Mrs. Robert C.J. Howatson, North Vancouver; 2 sons, Kenneth and Harold, Vancouver; 2 sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Annie O’Sullivan, Victoria; also 5 grandchildren. Requiem mass will be sung in the Guardian Angel Church, Broughton and Davie St., Wed., Oct. 17th, 1951, at 9:30 a.m., Rev. Father H.I. Bader celebrant, Center & Hanna Funeral Directors. Interment Family Plot, Victoria, B.C. No flowers by request. (Victoria papers please copy.)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-29RC : 13 December 2015), Teresa Lawson, 1951; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121306963, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121306963: “Teresa O’Sullivan Lawson; Birth unknown Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death 15 Oct 1951 Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial  Ross Bay Cemetery  Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot Block: U Plot: 55/56 E 46; Memorial ID 121306963.”

 

Kenneth James Lawson (son of William Alexander Lawson)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-011452; Kenneth James Lawson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13817; date of birth: May 7, 1901; place of birth: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/439af08a-34e9-4d6f-a700-66af213de87b.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP3D : 16 July 2016), Kenneth James Lawson in entry for William Alexander Lawson, 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, Kenneth James Lawson in household of William Alexander Lawson ; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2W-3B1 : 4 December 2014), Kenneth James Lawson, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,080.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNC-L44 : accessed 12 January 2018), Kenneth J Lawson, San Francisco (Districts 251-409), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 402, sheet 7A, line 37, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 210; FHL microfilm 2,339,945.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRC-GGR : 8 November 2017), Kenneth James Lawson, 1953; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/42ad3f43-6f0a-4561-a9fd-c27f30f926e1.

 

Dorothy Mary Lawson (daughter of William Alexander Lawson)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-012951; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13818; Dorothy Mary Lawson; date of birth: September 25, 1902; place of birth: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/30e3a81e-ef09-4387-893f-2e83b12e5146.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP36 : 16 July 2016), Dorothy Mary Lawson in entry for William Alexander Lawson, 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, Dorothy Mary Lawson in household of William Alexander Lawson ; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-000705; Dorothy Mary Lawson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17141; date of death: January 28, 1990; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 87; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f1af436a-73f1-4b8f-b83e-ec9aa9504f05; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/02a75fab-248d-45b0-bf00-516221e2b8d3.

 

Harold William Lawson (son of William Alexander Lawson)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP3X : 16 July 2016), Harold William Lawson in entry for William Alexander Lawson, 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, Dorothy Mary Lawson in household of William Alexander Lawson ; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1936-09-440182; Harold William Lawson and Kathleen Mckay Ross; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13772; date of marriage: October 1, 1936; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/34db6340-ec17-49f7-838b-3c8f3272ed34.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTG-L8G : 8 November 2017), Harold William Lawson, 1965; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/41f868fa-7ab9-4951-81a1-4fce38aded0a.

 

Kathleen McKay Ross (wife of Harold William Lawson)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1910-010125; Kathleen McKay Ross; Sex: Female; Date of Birth: February 24, 1910; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Sarah Maud Balfour.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1936-09-440182; Harold William Lawson and Kathleen McKay Ross; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13772; date of marriage: October 1, 1936; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/34db6340-ec17-49f7-838b-3c8f3272ed34.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-002042; Kathleen Mckay Lawson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17109; date of death: February 2, 1988; place of death: Vancouver;  age at death: 77; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2828e089-3191-4744-ba06-1d184cbefdec.

 

Margaret Alexandria Lawson (daughter of William Alexander Lawson)

1921 Canada Census, Margaret Alexander Lawson in household of William Alexander Lawson ; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-495728; Robert Reid C Howatson and Margaret A Lawson; date of marriage: August 24, 1940; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3a0439a8-643b-4cbb-9f15-2b6bb490afca.

Margaret Howatson, death notice; Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2007; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-howatson&pid=93218115: “Howatson Margaret Born June 22, 1914 in Vancouver, she passed away peacefully August 19, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband Bob and will be greatly missed by her children Alex (Nancy), Elizabeth (Colin), Jean (Mike), grandchildren Darren, Audrey, Andrew (Ryanne), and Catherine (Justin), and great-grandchildren Kaelen, Easton and Holly. She was an avid tennis player in her youth and a formidable bridge player. She will be remembered for her smile, cheery outlook, sense of fun and love of art and music. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 28 at 2pm at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, reception to follow. Her favourite charity was the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation 231 E. 15th St., North Vancouver,V7L 2L7.”

 

William Reid Cronberry Howatson (father of Robert Reid Cronberry Howatson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPP-LFQ : 8 November 2017), William Reid Cronberry Howatson, 1951; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f7e17015-41ee-45fb-b3bd-f64a00715a89.

 

Katherine Rupprecht (mother of Robert Reid Cronberry Howatson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTV-7XH : 8 November 2017), Catherine Howatson, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/081b899f-2018-4ccf-a31f-0ddf880bfe1f.

 

Robert Reid Cronberry Howatson (husband of Margaret Alexandria Lawson)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-495728; Robert Reid C Howatson and Margaret A Lawson; date of marriage: August 24, 1940; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3a0439a8-643b-4cbb-9f15-2b6bb490afca.

Robert Howatson; death notice; published in The Vancouver Sun on Sept. 26, 2002; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=robert-howatson&pid=157295914: “Howatson _ Robert Reid Cronberry “Bob” passed away peacefully 21 September 2002. He will be deeply missed by his wife Margaret of 62 years; children, Alex (Nancy), Elizabeth (Colin) and Jean (Mike), and grandchildren, Andrew (Ryanne), Catherine (Justin), Darren and Audrey. Predeceased his by sister Kathleen. He was a veteran of World War II. He worked for the Vancouver Province Newspaper for 50 years, first as a carrier, then as a sub manager and finally as Circulation Manager. He volunteered for 47 years with Scouts Canada. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, enthusiasm, appetite and his beautiful garden. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, 30 September at 2:00 PM at the Boal Chapel 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Scouts Canada (664 West Broadway, Vancouver V5Z 1G1) would be appreciated.”