Leggat, Matthew Hendrie (1872-1936)

M. H. Leggat, detail from “Vancouver Club members,” about 1930; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 677-68; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-club-members-in-front-of-building-at-915-west-hastings.

M. H. Leggat, detail from “Vancouver Club members,” about 1930; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 677-68; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-club-members-in-front-of-building-at-915-west-hastings.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 286 (Barclay Street).

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 286 (Barclay Street).

Matthew Hendrie Leggat was a wholesale hardware merchant. He lived at 1847 Barclay Street in 1910 and 1911.

 

Family Background

Matthew Hendrie Leggat was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on February 10, 1872. His parents were Matthew Leggat (1820-1910) and Jane Hendrie (1820-1919).

Matthew Leggat was one of the founders of Wood & Leggat, a large hardware business that later became known as Wood, Vallance & Leggat. He died in Hamilton on January 2, 1910. He was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

Toronto Globe, January 3, 1910, page 2, column 5.

Toronto Globe, January 3, 1910, page 2, column 5.

Matthew Leggat’s wife, Jane, died in Cheshire, England on February 1, 1919. She was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

Toronto Globe, May 26, 1919; page 8, column 8.

Toronto Globe, May 26, 1919; page 8, column 8.

 

Arrival in Vancouver

Matthew first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1902. He was living at 1102 Seaton Street, and he was the secretary of Wood, Vallance and Leggat Limited.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 695.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 695.

Exterior of Wood, Vallance and Leggat Ltd.,23-29 West Hastings Street, about 1908, Vancouver City Archives, Bu P500.1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-wood-vallance-and-leggat-ltd-23-29-west-hastings-street.

Exterior of Wood, Vallance and Leggat Ltd.,23-29 West Hastings Street, about 1908, Vancouver City Archives, Bu P500.1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-wood-vallance-and-leggat-ltd-23-29-west-hastings-street.

Matthew lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1902 to 1903 1126 Seaton Street
1904 and 1905 997 Thurlow Street
1906 and 1907 884 West Hastings
1908 Number 2, 661 Granville Street
1909 and 1910 No home address under Vancouver names
1910 and 1911 1847 Barclay Street (Vancouver streets)
1911 Number 2, The Crescent
1912 to 1936 The Crescent (unnumbered; later 1363 The Crescent)

Matthew was an “original life member” of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and he became a life member of the club in 1904.

 

Marriage to Anne Gillard

On October 20, 1908, in Hamilton, Matthew married Anne Cordelia Gillard, who was born in Hamilton on January 5, 1874. Her parents were William Henry Gillard (1834-1901) and Mary Cordelia Walker (1841-1915).

Social Events, Toronto Globe, October 21, 1908, page 6, column 1.

Social Events, Toronto Globe, October 21, 1908, page 6, column 1.

Anne’s father, William Henry Gillard, was a wholesale grocer. He died in Hamilton on October 25, 1901.

Toronto Globe, October 28, 1901, page 3, column 1.

Toronto Globe, October 28, 1901, page 3, column 1.

Anne’s mother, Mary Cordelia Gillard, died in Hamilton on May 12, 1915.

 

Life in Vancouver

After their marriage, Matthew and Anne lived in Vancouver.

About 1911, they moved into a new house on The Crescent in Shaughnessy Heights. (The early directory listings did not have a house number, but later entries listed it as 1363 The Crescent. The house was for sale in 1950.)

House for sale at 1363 “The Crescent,” 1950; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 81421A; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2237/81421A.jpg.

House for sale at 1363 “The Crescent,” 1950; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 81421A; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2237/81421A.jpg.

House for sale at 1363 “The Crescent,” 1950; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 81421B; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2237/81421B.jpg.

House for sale at 1363 “The Crescent,” 1950; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 81421B; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2237/81421B.jpg.

Matthew and Anne appeared in the 1914 Vancouver society directory.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 38.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 38.

In 1921, Wood, Vallance and Leggat Ltd.’s wholesale building was on Carrall Street in Vancouver.

Wood, Vallance and Leggat Ltd. wholesale hardware building at 573 Carrall Street, September 17, 1921; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N342; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/wood-vallance-and-leggat-ltd-wholesale-hardware-building-at-573-carrall-street.

Wood, Vallance and Leggat Ltd. wholesale hardware building at 573 Carrall Street, September 17, 1921; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N342; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/wood-vallance-and-leggat-ltd-wholesale-hardware-building-at-573-carrall-street.

In 1922, the Marshall Wells Company bought Wood, Vallance & Leggat.

Vancouver Daily World, February 15, 1922, page 11, columns 5-7.

Vancouver Daily World, February 15, 1922, page 11, columns 5-7.

In 1924, Matthew and Anna took their children to Europe. They returned to North America on the S.S. Lapland.

"New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CQ-CXS2 : 17 March 2018), Matthew H Leggat, 1906-1942; citing Immigration, New York, United States, citing ship , New York Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 NARA microfilm publication T612. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll Roll 397 Holland-American, Red Star, Royal Mail, 1924 Jun; FHL microfilm.

“New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CQ-CXS2 : 17 March 2018), Matthew H Leggat, 1906-1942; citing Immigration, New York, United States, citing ship , New York Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 NARA microfilm publication T612. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll Roll 397 Holland-American, Red Star, Royal Mail, 1924 Jun; FHL microfilm.

Matthew died in Vancouver on February 27, 1936. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Winnipeg Free Press, March 7, 1936, page 2, column 7; https://archives.winnipegfreepress.com/winnipeg-free-press/1936-03-07/page-2/.

Winnipeg Free Press, March 7, 1936, page 2, column 7; https://archives.winnipegfreepress.com/winnipeg-free-press/1936-03-07/page-2/.

Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1936, page 4, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1936, page 4, column 8.

Anne died in Vancouver on December 24, 1948. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1948, page 20, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1948, page 20, column 5.

Matthew and Anne had the following children.

 

Matthew Hendrie Leggat

Matthew Hendrie Leggat was born in Vancouver on May 12, 1910.

He worked as a dealer in automotive equipment.

On October 4, 1941, in Vancouver, he married Helen Louise Bahr (née Swaisland). She was born in Edmonton, Alberta on May 10, 1907. Her parents were George Wilmot Swaisland and Margaret Julia Metcalfe.

Vancouver Sun, October 4, 1941, page 13, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Sun, October 4, 1941, page 13, columns 1-2.

Matthew died in Vancouver on August 13, 1964. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1964, page 32, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1964, page 32, column 3.

Helen died in Vancouver on November 26, 1980.

Vancouver Sun, November 28, 1980, page 42, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, November 28, 1980, page 42, column 5.

 

William Strathearn Leggat

William Strahern Leggat was born in Vancouver on April 15, 1914.

He went to St. Michael’s University School and later obtained an engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.

During the Second World War he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He received the Military Cross for his services in northwest Europe.

The London Gazette, October 9, 1945, Supplement: 37302, page 5004; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37302/supplement/5004 [selected extracts].

The London Gazette, October 9, 1945, Supplement: 37302, page 5004; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37302/supplement/5004 [selected extracts].

On March 23, 1946, in Vancouver, he married Barbara Jean Shannon. She was born in Vancouver on July 22, 1919. Her parents were Robert Porter Shannon and Julia Edna Vibert.

Barbara’s father, Robert Porter Shannon, died in 1958.

Vancouver Sun, August 18, 1958, page 44, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, August 18, 1958, page 44, column 7.

Barbara’s mother, Julia Edna Shannon, died in 1994.

Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1994, page 13, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1994, page 13, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, January 29, 1946, page 15, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Sun, January 29, 1946, page 15, columns 1-2.

The Black and Red, 1946; St. Michaels University School, page 33; https://www.smus.ca/sites/default/files/archive/blackred194600univ.pdf.

The Black and Red, 1946; St. Michaels University School, page 33; https://www.smus.ca/sites/default/files/archive/blackred194600univ.pdf.

In the early 1950s, William and Barbara lived in Montreal, Quebec.

The Gazette (Montreal), June 29, 1953, page 21, columns 4-5.

The Gazette (Montreal), June 29, 1953, page 21, columns 4-5.

The Gazette (Montreal), March 28, 1955, page 21, column 4.

The Gazette (Montreal), March 28, 1955, page 21, column 4.

In 1964, William and Barbara were in Calgary, Alberta.

Barbara died in Kelowna, British Columbia, on March 27, 1975. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Sun, March 29, 1975, page 53, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, March 29, 1975, page 53, column 5.

William later married Berrima Valerie (“Berri”) McGee (née Bartlett).

William died in Kelowna on July 19, 1991. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Vancouver Sun, July 20, 1991, page 66, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, July 20, 1991, page 66, column 8.

Berri died in 2000.

 

Sources

Matthew Leggat (father of Matthew Hendrie Leggat)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-96JF : 9 March 2018), Matthew Leggett and Jane T Hendrie, 06 Jun 1866; citing Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,067.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47P-73P : 11 March 2018), Matthew Leggat, St George’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-J3T : 11 March 2018), Mathew Leggat, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-7Q8 : 3 August 2016), Mathew Leggatt, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-7PR : 18 March 2018), Matthew Leggat, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK7J-JXZ : 9 March 2018), Matthew Leggat, 02 Jan 1910; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 32910, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,631.

Mathew Leggat, death notice, The Western Call (Vancouver, British Columbia); January 7, 1910, page 4, column 4; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xwestcall/items/1.0188133#p3z-1r0f:

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-KGJG : 13 December 2015), Matthew Leggat, 1910; Burial, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Cemetery; citing record ID 108854215, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108854215: “Matthew Leggat; Birth: 24 Oct 1820; Death: 2 Jan 1910 (aged 89); Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 108854215.”

 

Jane Hendrie (mother of Matthew Hendrie Leggat)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-96KC : 9 March 2018), Matthew Leggett and Jane T Hendrie, 06 Jun 1866; citing Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,067.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47P-82P : 11 March 2018), Jane Leggat, St George’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-J3Y : 11 March 2018), Jane Leggat, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-7QD : 3 August 2016), Jane Leggatt, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-7PT : 18 March 2018), Jane Leggat, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-DTCS : 16 March 2018), Jane Leggatt, 1911; citing Census, Hamilton West Sub-Districts 1-22, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,501.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JCT-3FG : 31 December 2014), Jane Leggat, 1919; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wirral, Cheshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-KGJ2 : 11 July 2016), Jane Hendrie Leggat, 1913 [sic]; Burial, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Cemetery; citing record ID 108854216, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108854216: “Jane Hendrie Leggat; Birth: 4 Jan 1820; Death: 1 Feb 1913 [sic](aged 93); Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 108854216.”

 

Matthew Hendrie Leggat

Changing Vancouver; Wood, Vallance and Leggat – 8 to 12 West Cordova Street, December 4, 2012; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/wood-leggat-vallance-8-12-west-cordova/:

“Leggat was a Scotsman who arrived in Canada in 1854. His wife, June, also arrived from Scotland six years later and while we don’t know when they married, they had at least three children, including a son John, and another three years younger, called Matthew like his father in 1871. They settled in Hamilton, and both Matthew senior and his son were still living in the same household in 1901 (with the help of a domestic staff of three). In 1880, as the Canadian Pacific worked its way westwards, the company set up in Winnipeg. Five years later they reorganized the business by bringing in two more special partners, William Valiancec [sic], manager at the head office, and Wood’s elder son, William Augustus, who had been with the firm since 1872. As Wood Vallance they became the largest wholesale hardware business in Canada. By buying in anticipation of sales and carrying huge inventories, the firm reduced its marketing risks. Its practice was to order by the carload: 10,000 kegs of nails from the Ontario Rolling Mills Company, 200 tons of wire from the Ontario Lead and Barb Wire Company, 40 tons of twine from the Brantford Cordage Company, and 1 million bolts from the Ontario Bolt Company.

When Thomas Dunn sold out to Wood Vallance, they seem to have turned to the younger Matthew Leggat to run the new business. In 1902, when he arrived in Vancouver, he lived at 1102 Seaton and was referred to as Matthew Hendry Leggat, treasurer and secretary of the company’s Vancouver operation. A year later he was at 1126 Seaton, and in 1909 at 27 West Hastings. (Our photograph shows the retail part of the company on Cordova Street in 1908) A year later he was listed as living on The Crescent in Shaughnessy. For some reason the 1911 census shows the family address as 1847 Barclay St, Matthew’s wife is called Anne and their son seems to have been called Hendrix – although Hendrie seems rather more likely, and later he was listed as Matthew, like his father and grandfather. The name Hendrie may have come from Matthew’s wife; the Hendrie family were another wealthy Hamilton industrial family, originally from Detroit. The Leggats are still shown living on The Crescent in 1930 – and Matthew Leggat’s son, Matthew, was living at home too, although the company had abandoned the Cordova location to the Sterling Hardware Company.”

“Wood, Vallance & Co., Wholesale Hardware Merchants,” Hamilton, the Birmingham of Canada; Times Printing Company, 1893, page 79; https://books.google.ca/books?id=0KBRAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Peter Hanlon, “Wood, Andrew Trew,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed June 8, 2018, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/wood_andrew_trew_13E.html.

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Annals, 1903-1965, page 8: M.H. Leggatt was an original life member of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club; page 334: M.H. Leggatt became a life member of the yacht club in 1904.

Henry M. Leggat House, 1363 The Crescent, Vancouver BC, Vancouver Heritage Foundation; https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/1363-the-crescent-vancouver-bc/

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47P-73T : 11 March 2018), M Leggat in household of Matthew Leggat, St George’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, line 19; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-JQ9 : 11 March 2018), Hendrie Leggat, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-7QF : 3 August 2016), Hendric Leggatt, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-7PB : 18 March 2018), Matthew Leggat in household of Jane Leggat, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Matthew Hendrie Leggat; Age: 37; Birth Year: abt 1871; Birth Place: Hamilton; Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1908; Marriage Place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; Father: Matthew Leggat; Mother: Jane Hendrie; Spouse: Annie Cordelia Gillard.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MLD1 : 16 March 2018), Henry Matthey Leggat, 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, Matthew H. Leggat [indexed as Marthan H Leggat]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4C-JPX : 30 January 2018), Matthew Leggat, 1924.

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Matthew Hendrie Leggat, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 29, 1936, page 17; Vancouver Sun, February 29, 1936, page 15.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-KGJP : 13 December 2015), Matthew Hendrie Leggat, 1936; Burial, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Cemetery; citing record ID 108854527, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108854527: “Matthew Hendrie Leggat; Birth: 10 Feb 1871; Death: 27 Feb 1936 (aged 65); Burial: Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 108854527.”

 

William Henry Gillard (father of Anne Cordelia Gillard)

“W.H. Gillard & Co.” Hamilton, the Birmingham of Canada; Times Printing Company, 1893, pages 80-81; https://books.google.ca/books?id=0KBRAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Burns Philp & Co., Sydney to W.H. Gillard& Co., Hamilton, Canada; http://www.auspostalhistory.com/articles/1724.php [Includes history of W.H. Gillard and Company].

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-MV6M : 17 March 2018), William H Gillard and Mary C Walker, 15 Apr 1868; citing Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,060.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QW-86L : 11 March 2018), W H Gillard, St Patrick’s Ward, Hamilton , Ontario, Canada; citing p. 23, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9928, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,333.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-KV7 : 11 March 2018), William H. Gillard, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-Q6J : 3 August 2016), William H Gillard, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-4K2 : 18 March 2018), William H Gillard, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDYQ-J6F : 9 March 2018), William Henry Gillard, 25 Oct 1901; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, yr 1901 cn 30276, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,182.

 

Mary Cordelia Walker (mother of Anne Cordelia Gillard)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-4KZB : 17 March 2018), William H Gillard and Mary C Walker, 15 Apr 1868; citing Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,060.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QW-86G : 11 March 2018), M C Gillard in household of W H Gillard, St Patrick’s Ward, Hamilton , Ontario, Canada; citing p. 23, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9928, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,333.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-KVW : 11 March 2018), Mary C. Gillard, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-Q6V : 3 August 2016), Mary C Gillard, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-4KL : 18 March 2018), Mary C Gillard, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6Y-J3X : 9 March 2018), Mary Cordelia Gillard, 12 May 1915; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, certificate # 34945, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,175.

 

Anne Cordelia Gillard (wife of Matthew Hendrie Leggat)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-KVC : 11 March 2018), Annie C. Gillard, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-Q6L : 3 August 2016), Annie Gillard, Ward 2, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-4KP : 18 March 2018), Annie C Gillard in household of Mary C Gillard, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Annie Cordelia Gillard; Age: 34; Birth Year: abt 1874; Birth Place: Hamilton; Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1908; Marriage Place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; Father: William Gillard; Mother: Gillard Gillard; Spouse: Matthew Hendrie Leggat.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML6M : 16 March 2018), Anne Cordelia Leggat in entry for Henry Matthey Leggat, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Vancouver Province, May 8, 1915, page 8: “Mrs. Hendrie Leggatt has left for Hamilton having been called by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Gillard.”

Vancouver Province, October 19, 1917, page 8: “Mrs. Hendrie Leggat has left for Penticton, where she will spend a few weeks and where Mr. Leggat will join her later.”

1921 Canada Census, Anne C. Leggat in household of Matthew H. Leggat [indexed as Marthan H Leggat]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Vancouver Province, February 2, 1927, page 8: “Mrs. Herbert Hulme entertained informally at the tea hour this afternoon at her home, 1843 Haro street, in honor of Mrs. Charles Drayton of Duncan, Vancouver Island, and of Mrs. Hendry Leggatt [sic], who is leaving for New York in the near future.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPK-83D : 8 November 2017), Anne Cordelia Leggat, 1948.

“Leggat Rites Wednesday,” Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1948, page 20.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QH2W : 13 December 2015), Anne Cordelia Leggat, 1948; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26286571, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26286571: “Anne Cordelia Leggat; Birth: unknown; Death: 24 Dec 1948; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE2/*/10/031/0006; Memorial ID: 26286571.”

 

Matthew Hendrie Leggat (son of Matthew Hendrie Leggat)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML69 : 16 March 2018), Hendrie Leggat in entry for Henry Matthey Leggat, 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, Matthew H. Leggat in household of Matthew H. Leggat [indexed as Marthan H Leggat]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-518653; Matthew Hendrie Leggat and Helen Louise S Bahr; date of marriage: October 4, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3ef8f73c-6583-4bc1-8a65-8d4f4b7207c8.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT2-WRT : 8 November 2017), Matthew Hendrie Leggat, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/19d6ed52-1167-4257-b7ab-1f4167c37223.

Mathew Hendrie Leggat, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1964, page 32; Vancouver Province August 17, 1964, page 26: “Leggat—On Thursday, August 13, 1964, Mathew Hendrie, 1050 West King Edward Ave., Vancouver, in his 55th year. Survived by one brother, W. Strathearn, Calgary, Alta, and 2 nephews. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Central Park Chapel, Center & Hanna Ltd., 4061 Kingsway at Central Park. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P9J4 : 13 December 2015), Mathew Hendrie Leggat, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35300262, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35300262: “Mathew Hendrie Leggat; Birth: unknown; Death: unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE2/*/10/031/0011; Memorial ID: 35300262.”

 

Helen Swaisland (wife of Matthew Hendrie Leggat)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-518653; Matthew Hendrie Leggat and Helen Louise S Bahr; date of marriage: October 4, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3ef8f73c-6583-4bc1-8a65-8d4f4b7207c8.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Q-ZQZ : 8 November 2017), Helen Leggat, 1980.

 

William Strathearn Leggat (son of Matthew Hendrie Leggat)

1921 Canada Census, William S. Leggat in household of Matthew H. Leggat [indexed as Marthan H Leggat]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

United Kingdom Archives; Recommendation for Award for Leggat, William Strathearn Rank: Captain …; http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9448032: Reference: WO 373/55/754; Name: Leggat, William Strathearn; Rank: Captain; Regiment: 9 Canadian Field Squadron Royal Canadian Engineers; Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45; Award: Military Cross; Date of announcement in London Gazette: 11 October 1945; Folio: 1283-1284; Date: 1945; Held by: The National Archives, Kew.

A/Maj William Strathearn Leggat, 4th Field Company, Military Cross, Canadian Military Engineers Association; https://cmea-agmc.ca/award/gallantry/amaj-william-strathearn-leggat-4th-field-company-military-cross.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: William S Leggat; Occupation: Engineer; Year: 1957; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver South. Spouse: Barbara Leggat.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-013519; William Strathearn Leggat; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17152; date of death: July 19, 1991; place of death: Kelowna; age at death: 77; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cc7555fd-dadf-4635-bb06-97a470b7c12b; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f43559b8-104a-466a-b73e-acd2d285e5dc.

 

Robert Porter Shannon (father of Barbara Jean Shannon)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZSM-4JW : 12 August 2017), Robert P Shannon in household of Charles E Shannon, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district ED 293, sheet 530C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0638; FHL microfilm 1,254,638.

“Minnesota State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQFQ-4L4 : 5 August 2017), Robert C Shannon in household of Charles E Shannon, Otis, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota; citing p. 18, volume Yellow Medicine, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,760.

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQDW-MY1 : 3 April 2016), Robert P Shannon, Duluth city, Ward 05, St. Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 67, line 12, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,808.

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQDW-MYB : 3 April 2016), Robert P Shannon, Duluth city, Ward 05, St. Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 67, line 11, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,808.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93P-5R8 : accessed 9 June 2018), Robert P Shannon in household of Chas M Shannon, District 3 Duluth city Ward 1, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 258, sheet 6A, family 94, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,789.

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQH-M13 : 3 August 2017), Robert Shannon, Duluth, Ward Number: 01, St Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 68, line 649, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,815.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K87F-ZDS : 13 March 2018), Robert Porter Shannon, 1917-1918; citing Duluth City no 4, Minnesota, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,675,464.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRX-ZJM : 8 November 2017), Robert Porter Shannon, 1958; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/924c7e73-040a-4cb1-95fa-be14f3cd7048.

 

Edna Vibert (mother of Barbara Jean Shannon)

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQDD-BTB : 3 April 2016), Edna J L Vibert in household of Robert D Vibert, Cloquet village, Carlton, Minnesota; citing p. 17, line 10, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,764.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M991-FFV : accessed 9 June 2018), Edna L Vibert in household of R M Vibert, Knife Falls Township Cloquet village, Carlton, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 42, sheet 4B, family 64, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,758.

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPSX-NLL : 1 August 2017), Edna J Vibert, Cloquet, Ward # 01, Carlton, Minnesota; citing p. 136, line 31, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,770.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2LJ-9BH : accessed 9 June 2018), Edna J Vibert in household of Mrs. Ellen Vibert, Cloquet Ward 1, Carlton, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 36, sheet 11B, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 692; FHL microfilm 1,374,705.

 

Barbara Jean Shannon (wife of William Strahern Leggat)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBL-ZB5 : 8 November 2017), Barbara Jean Leggat, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/184deecc-2162-443b-be54-12ea1fafe44d.

 

Berrima Valerie Bartlett (later McGee) (wife of William Strathearn Leggat)

National Archives of Australia; Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600.; Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and Western Australian outports from 1897-1963; Series Number: K 269; Reel Number: 77. Ancestry.com. Fremantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name:       Miss Berri V Bartlett; Departure Place: London, United Kingdom; Arrival date: 2 Jul 1935; Arrival Place: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia; Vessel: Mooltan.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Berrima Valerie Bartlett; Spouse Name: Howard Lanagan Mcgee; Marriage Date: 1936; Marriage Place: New South Wales; Registration Place: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales; Registration Year: 1936; Registration Number: 8575.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Berrima Valerie Mcgee; Gender: Female; Electoral Year: 1954; Subdistrict: Maitland; State: New South Wales; District: Paterson; Country: Australia.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-8RQY : 11 July 2016), Berrima Valerie McGee Leggett, 2000; Burial, Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia, Maitland Anglican Columbarium; citing record ID 146067388, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146067388: “Birth: unknown; Death: 23 Mar 2000; Burial: Maitland Anglican Columbarium, Maitland, Maitland City, New South Wales, Australia; Memorial ID: 146067388.”

 

Howard Lanagan Mcgee (husband of Berrima Valerie Bartlett)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-8RYX : 15 December 2015), Howard Lanagan McGee, 1967; Burial, Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia, Maitland Anglican Columbarium; citing record ID 146067412, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146067412: “Howard Lanagan McGee; Birth: unknown; Death:  16 Jan 1967; Burial: Maitland Anglican Columbarium, Maitland, Maitland City, New South Wales, Australia; Memorial ID: 146067412.”