Lister, Oswald Lewis (1886-1956)

Oswald L. Lister, Vancouver Province, October 3, 1956, page 24

Oswald L. Lister, Vancouver Province, October 3, 1956, page 24

Oswald Lewis Lister was an electrical engineer. He later became the fire marshal at the University of British Columbia. He lived at 1888 Georgia Street from 1918 to 1921. In 1922, he was at 1963 Georgia Street.

Oswald Lewis Lister was born in Kew, Surrey, England, on January 2, 1886 (Some sources say that he was born in Wales, but this is unlikely.) His father was Oswald Lister (1856-about 1904). His mother was Annie Jane Lewis (1853-1904).

In 1901, Oswald Lister (senior) was the proprietor of the Three Colts pub in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

Three Colts Ale House, 54 Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill, England; Google Streets, searched April 3, 2016; image dated November 2008.

Three Colts Ale House, 54 Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill, England; Google Streets, searched April 3, 2016; image dated November 2008.

In 1906, Oswald (junior) married Nancy Gladys Laidler in Forden, Montgomeryshire, Wales. She was born in 1884 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. It appears that her parents were James Laidler and Anne Black Jobling.

In 1907, Oswald and Nancy went to Edmonton, Alberta. In 1908, Oswald was working as an electrical engineer in Edmonton.

Henderson's Edmonton city directory, 1908, page 141; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.3/159.html.

Henderson’s Edmonton city directory, 1908, page 141; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.3/159.html.

While Oswald was in Edmonton, he served two years with the 19th Alberta Rifles (later called the 19th Alberta Dragoons).

By 1910, Oswald was living at 1675 Burnaby Street in Vancouver. He was the manager of Canadian May Oatway Fire Alarms.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 885

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 885

The Lister family lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1911 2234 West Fifth Avenue
1912 to 1914 not listed under Vancouver names
1915 Vancouver Fire Dispatch (1046 Seaton Street)
1916 and 1917 836 Bidwell Street (active service in 1917)
1918 to 1921 1888 Georgia Street
1922 1963 Georgia Street
1923 to 1928 1502 Georgia Street
1929 to 1941 Acadia Road (University Hill) (various numbers – 5; 1536; 1538)
1942 no listing under Vancouver names
1943 and 1944 585 West 24th Avenue (active service)
1945 number 7, 935 Jervis Street
1946 1538 Acadia (University Hill)
1947 to 1951 no listing under Vancouver names
1952 1464 East Broadway
1953 to 1955 no listing under Vancouver names

In 1911, Oswald applied for permission to buy 640 acres of land in the Cariboo Land District.

Oswald L. Lister, notice of intention to purchase land; Fort George Herald - May 6, 1911, page 6; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/fgh:1911-05-06-06

Oswald L. Lister, notice of intention to purchase land; Fort George Herald – May 6, 1911, page 6; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/fgh:1911-05-06-06

In 1915, Oswald was the chief of Vancouver Fire Dispatch, at 1046 Seaton Street (which later became West Hastings Street).

On June 16, 1916, in Toronto, Ontario, Oswald enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He served as a gunner and sergeant, and he was wounded at the battle of Vimy Ridge. He returned to Vancouver in 1918.

By 1920 he was the chief of Vancouver Fire Patrol Limited, with an office at 708 Seymour Street.

In 1921, Nancy was a singer in a local production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, “Patience.”

In 1926, Oswald became the chief fire marshal at the University of British Columbia. From 1928 to 1942 he organized and amalgamated the two separate fire brigades serving the University of British Columbia and the University Endowment Lands.

In 1942 he became the fire marshal of the Canadian Army.

“Appoint Fire Marshal for Army of Canada,” Ottawa Citizen, May 5, 1942, page 11; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kv8uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ztsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5345%2C839864.

“Appoint Fire Marshal for Army of Canada,” Ottawa Citizen, May 5, 1942, page 11; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kv8uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ztsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5345%2C839864.

After the war, he returned to his role as the fire chief at the University of British Columbia. He retired at the end of 1946.

He was also an inventor. He designed a carbon dioxide sprinkling system and a goose-necked cellar nozzle to fight fires in restricted areas.

Oswald was interested in organized sports, especially cricket and baseball.

Oswald died in Vancouver on September 30, 1956. He was buried in the Veterans Plot at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Nancy died in Vancouver on March 27, 1961.

 

Oswald and Nancy had the following children

 

Oswald Lewis Lister (also known as Patrick Lewis Lister)

Oswald Lewis Lister was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 8, 1907.

By 1930, Oswald had become known as “Patrick Lewis Lister.” He was working as an aviation welder.

On June 11, 1930, in Los Angeles, California, he married Georgia L. Wilber, who was a telephone operator. She was born in Washington State about 1912. Her father was George K. Wilber. Her mother was Hilda Larsen.

In 1940, Patrick and Georgia were living in Santa Monica, California. Patrick was an aircraft welder.

In 1941, Patrick became a naturalized United States citizen.

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQW-ZCN : accessed 4 April 2016), Patrick Lewis Or Oswald Lewis Lister, 1941; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,480.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQW-ZCN : accessed 4 April 2016), Patrick Lewis Or Oswald Lewis Lister, 1941; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,480.

It appears that Patrick and Georgia were divorced in Los Angeles in October 1969.

Patrick died in Los Angeles on December 1, 1973.

Patrick and Georgia had two daughters: Patricia Ann Lister married Donald John Zolnay in Los Angeles on October 23, 1954; Nancy Lee Lister married David Barclay in Los Angeles on August 27, 1954.

 

Ena Gwendolyn Lister

Ena Gwendolyn Lister was born in Vancouver on October 23, 1909.

On October 23, 1936, she married Sidney Ernest Jenks, who was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was born in London, England on September 17, 1905. His father was Edwin Ernest Jenks. His mother was Elizabeth Keturah Tickner.

Ena died in Vancouver on April 27, 1976.

Sidney died in Vancouver on February 7, 1982.

 

Joseph Lewis Lister

Joseph Lewis Lister was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on July 17, 1911.

He was first married to Doris Marguerite Hoover, who was a stenographer. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 21, 1914. Her father was William Henry Hoover. Her mother was Ethel Rose Winslow. Doris died in Vancouver on September 15, 1966.

Joseph was later married to Mary Margaret Kaleal. It appears that she was born on June 21, 1911.

Joseph died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on February 3, 1978.

It appears that Mary died on June 21, 2015.

 

Diana Patience Lister

Diana Patience Lister was born in Vancouver on December 8, 1914.

She worked as a stenographer.

On December 15, 1937, in Vancouver, she married Russell Alexander Davidson, who was a constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 1, 1908. His father was William Richmond Davidson, who was a police constable. His mother was Isabelle McLelland.

Russell and Diana later moved to California. In 1957, they both became naturalized United States citizens.

Russell died in Orange County, California, on May 12, 1973.

Diana died in Orange County on January 2, 2004.

 

James (Bud) Lister

James (Bud) Lister was born in Vancouver about 1917.

He worked in a manufacturing business with his brother, Joseph.

He married Beverley, who was born in 1920.

Bud and Beverley had a son, Ronald.

Bud died before 2003.

Ronald died in Richmond, British Columbia, on May 18, 2003.

Beverley died in Vancouver on December 20, 2012.

 

Sources

 

Oswald Lister (father of Oswald Lewis Lister)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J79G-VX5 : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister, 21 Sep 1856; citing Terrington, York, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 918,430. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:265Q-KYZ : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister, 1856; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Malton, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX8-GBW2 : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister in household of William G J B Farnham, Quorndon, Leicestershire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 3151/115, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,881.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZB-WYP : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 779, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QNBF-TN2 : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister, Kew, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Three Colts, Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill; http://pubshistory.com/EssexPubs/BuckhurstHill/colts.shtml: 1898 to 1902: O. Lister or Oswald Lister.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N5-RDL : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chigwell subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NRV-9MK : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lister, 1904; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Easingwold, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

 

Annie Jane Lewis (mother of Oswald Lewis Lister)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NWV-44T : accessed 3 April 2016), Ann Lewis, 1853; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Montgomery, Montgomeryshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZB-QHZ : accessed 3 April 2016), Annie Jane Lewis, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 779, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QNBN-SN2 : accessed 3 April 2016), Annie J Lister in household of Oswald Lister, Kew, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N5-RDG : accessed 3 April 2016), Anne J Lister in household of Oswald Lister, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chigwell subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Oswald Lewis Lister

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X5D-47D : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lewis Lister, 1887; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Richmond (Surrey), Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QNBN-Z6Z : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald L Lister in household of Oswald Lister, Kew, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N5-RDP : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald L Lister in household of Oswald Lister, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chigwell subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DCR-8WC : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lewis Lister, 1906; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1906, quarter 2, vol. 11B, p. 307, Forden, Montgomeryshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

19th Alberta Dragoons, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_Alberta_Dragoons.

“May Oatway fire alarm, The City”; Painted Signs And Mosaics, January 27, 2010, http://paintedsignsandmosaics.blogspot.ca/2010/01/fire.html.

The May-Oatway Fire Alarm, Otago Witness , Issue 2834, 8 July 1908, Page 58, http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW19080708.2.327.

May-Oatway Fire Appliances of 92-4 Paul Street, Finsbury, London; http://164.138.226.88/May-Oatway_Fire_Appliances: “1907 The company was registered on 28 August, to acquire certain patent rights of a company of the same title.; 1911 Pearson Fire Alarm amalgamated with the May Oatway Fire Alarm Co to form Associated Fire Alarms Ltd, a public company.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Lister, Oswald Lewis; Regimental Number: 339903; Date of Birth: 02/02/1886; Reference:         RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5671 – 22; Item Number: 534392; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=534392.

1921 Canada Census, Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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.

“B.C. Chief Named Fire Marshal Of Canadian Army,” Ottawa Journal, May 5, 1942, page 3: “Oswald Lewis Lister, chief of the British Columbia university area fire department at Vancouver, has been appointed fire marshal of the Canadian Army, a new position, said a return tabled in the House of Commons Monday for Dr. H. A. Bruce (Con. Toronto-Parkdale). He is graded as an assistant quartermaster-general with rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in the First Great War as a gunner and sergeant. The return said Col. Lister had . . . years’ experience in fire prevention methods, firefighting technique and executive work as an official of fire prevention organizations. From 1928 to 1942 he organized and amalgamated the two separate fire brigades serving the University of British Columbia and the University Endowment Lands. The fire marshal’s office staff will be enlisted men of low medical category, and whenever possible those having previous fire-fighting experience will be used, the return said.”

“Army Huts Fire Hazard Claims Veteran Chief,” The Ubyssey, January 24, 1946, page 1; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/ubyssey/UBYSSEY_1946_01_24.pdf:

“MILITARY HUTS on the campus are an extreme fire hazard, Chief 0. J. [sic] Lister of the University Area Fire Department warned students yesterday, following his return from four years’ military service.

Basing his statement on personal experience, he declared that this type of hut was totally destroyed in from five to eight minutes after catching fire.

Debert Disaster

As senior fire protection officer of the three services, Chief Lister investigated the great fire at Camp Debert in 1942, which was fought in sub-zero weather for 39 hours. He also investigated large fires at Camp Borden, Regina and Jasper.

A familiar figure on the campus since 1928, Chief Lister was given leave of absence from his post to accept the position of army fire marshal with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, AQMG, HQ Staff, Ottawa, in January, 1942.

There he set up the army’s fire protection organization.

As head of the fire protection service he directed the designing of a standard army fire truck when he found it impossible to obtain civilian fire equipment. Sixty-two of these vehicles were made in the RCASC workshops at Ottawa.

These trucks and a jeep fire truck for use on difficult terrain brought wide recognition to Chief Lister in the United States as well as Canada.”

“UBC Fire Chief Retires after 18 Years Service,” The Ubyssey, Tuesday, January 7, 1947, page 3, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/ubyssey/UBYSSEY_1947_01_07.pdf.

“Oswald L. Lister, one of Canada’s outstanding fire-fighting authorities, Chief of the University’s Area Fire Department, and a familiar campus figure since September 1928, retired last week. He has been succeeded by T. W. Murphy, Captain in the department since 1927.

Chief Lister has a distinguished record of service. He planned the formation of the volunteer firemen who served in London during the late war as the Corps of Canadian Fire Fighters. In December 1941 he assumed command with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, of all fire fighting services in the Canadian Army. In World War I he was a sergeant of artillery, serving in the same platoon as Dr. G. M. Shrum, now head of the Department of Physics.

An inventor of note, Chief Lister designed a CO2 bomb sprinkling system as a safeguard for buildings, and a goose-necked cellar nozzle for the fighting of fires in restricted places. He first suggested the idea of the famous John Fife hose-clamp which was designed by a former technician in the Mechanical Building on the campus. This hose-clamp enables the changing of the nozzle or fitting of a second line to a fire hose without the necessity of shutting off the power in the process.

Chief Lister organized the ARP in the University Area during the war, and was president of the Pacific Fire Chief Association of which he was the founder.

An enthusiastic athlete, he has always been keenly interested in organized sports, especially cricket and baseball.

“A fine all-round athlete and all -round fireman”, in the opinion of the men in his department, he was always ready with advice and helpful suggestions.

Chief Lister’s place has been taken by T. W. Murphy who has been Captain in the department since December 1927 when he transferred from the Vancouver City Fire Department. The new Captain is R. F. McPherson.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL51-3H2 : accessed 3 April 2016), Oswald Lewis Lister, 1956.

Oswald Lewis Lister, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 2, 1956, page 22; Vancouver Sun, October 2, 1956, page 27; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mIVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4234%2C322600: “Lister—Entered into rest Sept. 30, 1956, Lieut.-Col. Oswald Lewis Lister, of 395 W. 14th Ave. Survived by his loving wife, Nancy Gladys; also 3 sons, Pat, Santa Monica, Calif., Joe and Bud, city; 2 daughters, Ena, city, and Diana, Santa Monica, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Service Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. from the Chapman Funeral Home Ltd., 802 W. Broadway, The Rev. F.A. Ramsey officiating. Remains to rest in the Veterans’ Plot at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

“Funerals, Lt.-Col. Lister,” Vancouver Province, October 3, 1956, page 24 [includes photograph of Oswald L. Lister]:

“Funeral will be held Thursday for Lt.-Col. Oswald Lewis Lister, former chief fire marshal at UBC and the Canadian Army’s fire marshal in the Second World War, who died Sunday in Shaughnessy Hospital.

Mr. Lister, 69, lived at 395 West Fourteenth.

Born in Wales [sic], he went to Edmonton in 1907. After a year . . . he moved to Vancouver and worked with May-Oatway Fire Alarm Co. He installed sprinkling systems in King Edward High School here and the Legislative Buildings in Victoria.

In the First World War Mr. Lister joined an artillery unit in Toronto. He was wounded at Vimy Ridge and returned to Vancouver in 1918.

He organized a fire salvage business and engaged in night patrol work. In 1926 he was appointed chief fire marshal at UBC and organized the university’s first fire department.

In the Second World War he was on loan to the Canadian Army and was army fire marshal for all Canada. After the war he returned to UBC. He retired in 1946.

Mr. Lister was president for two years of Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. Last May he and his wife observed their golden wedding.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gladys; three sons, Joe and “Bud,” Vancouver, and Pat, Santa Monica, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Sydney Jenks, Vancouver, and Mrs. R.A. Davidson, Santa Monica; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Rev. F.A. Ramsey will officiate at 11 a.m. in Chapman funeral chapel, 802 West Broadway. Burial will be in the veterans’ plot at Forest Lawn.”

 

James Laidler (possibly father of Nancy Gladys Laidler)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZP-PS3 : accessed 3 April 2016), James Laidler, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 3, vol. 10B, p. 98A, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Anne Black Jobling (possibly mother of Nancy Gladys Laidler)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5JQ-WKC : accessed 3 April 2016), Anne Black Jobling, 04 Nov 1860; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 252,495, 252,496.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N4D-Q2J : accessed 3 April 2016), Anne Black Jobling, 1857; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Berwick, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KJ-JX1 : accessed 3 April 2016), Anne B Jobling in household of Ebenezer Black, Grindon, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZP-JTK : accessed 3 April 2016), Annie Black Jobling, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 3, vol. 10B, p. 98A, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H3WL-CT2 : accessed 3 April 2016), Anne B Laidler, Coxlodge, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Nancy Gladys Laidler (wife of Oswald Lewis Lister)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XLV-D1K : accessed 3 April 2016), Nancy Gladys Laidler, 1884; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H3WL-NT2 : accessed 3 April 2016), Nancy G Laidler in household of Anne B Laidler, Coxlodge, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DCR-WBD : accessed 3 April 2016), Nancy Gladys Laidler, 1906; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1906, quarter 2, vol. 11B, p. 307, Forden, Montgomeryshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census, Marien Glady Caster [sic] in household of Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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.

“Comic Opera Will Be Sung Next Week,” Vancouver Daily World, February 12, 1921, page 13: Principals and musical conductor of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, “Patience.” Top row, from left to right, Mr. John Crann, Mrs. Oswald Lister, Mrs. Norman Senior, Miss Peggy Coucher, Mrs. Agnes Laughlin, Mr. George Sims and Mrs. Mary Arnold.

Patience (opera), Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patience_(opera).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR2-H81 : accessed 3 April 2016), Nancy Gladys Lister, 1961.

Nancy Gladys Lister, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 29, 1961, page 28; Vancouver Sun, March 29, 1961, page 42: “Lister—Passed away March 27, 1961, at Vancouver General Hospital, Nancy Gladys Lister, aged 76 years. Late of 2646 West 7th Avenue. Survived by 3 sons, Pat, Lost Angeles; Joseph and James of Vancouver; 2 daughters, Mrs. S. Jenks (Edna [sic: Ena]) Vancouver; Mrs. R. A. Davidson (Diana), Los Angeles, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Thursday, March 30, at 3 p.m., in the Roselawn Chapel, Broadway at Commercial Dr., The Rev. L.G. Chappell officiating. Cremation.”]

 

Oswald Lewis Lister (also called Patrick Lewis Lister) (son of Oswald Lewis Lister)

1921 Canada Census, Oswald Lewis Lister in household of Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNB-QC7Y : accessed 4 April 2016), George Wilber and Hilda Larson, 1906.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHNH-JXD : accessed 3 April 2016), Georgia L Wilber in household of George K Wilber, Dash Point, Pierce, Washington, United States; citing sheet 8B,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,935.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCD7-MY5 : accessed 3 April 2016), Georgia Wilbur in entry for Hilda Wilbur, 1930.[Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States.]

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N1-3NP : accessed 3 April 2016), Patrick L Lister and Georgia L O Wilber, 11 Jun 1930; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,793; personal statistics: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893H-M5BJ?i=1929&wc=96PL-3TL%3A149067301%3Fcc%3D1804002&cc=1804002.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WK-6X6 : accessed 3 April 2016), Patrick G L Lister, Tract 372, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-749, sheet 11A, family 232, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 256.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQW-ZCN : accessed 4 April 2016), Patrick Lewis Or Oswald Lewis Lister, 1941; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,480.

“California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPBG-BM5 : accessed 3 April 2016), Georgia L Wilbur and Patrick L Lister, Oct 1969; from “California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento. (possible connection)

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGTS-W23 : accessed 3 April 2016), Patrick L Lister, 01 Dec 1973; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG38-NPF : accessed 3 April 2016), Patrick  Lister, Dec 1973; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K86F-37K : accessed 3 April 2016), Donald John Zolnay and Patricia Ann Lister, 23 Oct 1954; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,396.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XS-31F : accessed 3 April 2016), David Barclay and Nancy Lee Lister, 27 Aug 1954; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,372.

 

Ena Lister (daughter of Oswald Lewis Lister)

1921 Canada Census, Ena Gwendoline Lister in household of Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26Q1-XY9 : accessed 4 April 2016), Ernest Edwin Jenks, 1904; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1904, quarter 4, vol. 1D, p. 446, St. Olave Southwark, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XZX-R44 : accessed 4 April 2016), Elizabeth Keturah Tickner, 1874; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kingston, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2679-J38 : accessed 4 April 2016), Elizabeth Keturah Tickner, 1904; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1904, quarter 4, vol. 1D, p. 446, St. Olave Southwark, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FXP-RDN : accessed 4 April 2016), Sidney Ernest Jenks, 1905; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kingston, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3Y-6RBD : accessed 4 April 2016), Sidney Jenks, 1908; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 87, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,173.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1936-09-440169; Sidney Ernest Jenks and Gwendolyn Ena Lister; date of marriage: October 23, 1936; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=7b34a580-870b-4f65-ad08-6eae06624c82.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBR-NXC : accessed 3 April 2016), Ena Gwendolyn Jenks, 1976.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-71K : accessed 3 April 2016), Sidney Ernest Jenks, 1982.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPS9-ZL6 : accessed 3 April 2016), Nancy Elizabeth Moniz, 27 Jun 1992; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Joseph Lewis Lister (son of Oswald Lewis Lister)

1921 Canada Census, Joseph Lister in household of Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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.

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1914-082127; Doris Marguerite Hoover; date of birth: January 21, 1914; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother’s maiden name Ethel Rose Winslow.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1936-09-440187; Joseph Lewis Lister and Doris Marguerite Hoover; date of marriage: October 9, 1936; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=cc680db1-812a-4e67-b64b-bc42f36e797d.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1S-P7S : accessed 3 April 2016), Joseph Lewis Lister, 1978.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTB-BMD : accessed 3 April 2016), Doris Marguerite Lister, 1966.

In Memory of Mary Margaret Lister; June 21, 1911 – June 21, 2015; http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Mary-Lister&lc=0836&pid=176859069&mid=6712260.

 

Diana Patience Lister (daughter of Oswald Lewis Lister)

1921 Canada Census, Diana Lister in household of Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV94-YCVR : accessed 3 April 2016), Russell Alexander Davidson, 01 Jun 1908; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,266,946.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2765-X96 : accessed 3 April 2016), A Russell Davidson in entry for R William Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Russell Sub-Districts 31-62, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,521; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=130311&highlight=16&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+A.+Russell+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002019269.pdf

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-2MNB : accessed 3 April 2016), Russell Alexander Davidson and Diana Patience Lister, 15 Dec 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,085.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQM-RTP : accessed 3 April 2016), Russell Alexander Davidson, 1957; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,562,197.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQM-RGJ : accessed 3 April 2016), Diana Patience Davidson, 1957; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,562,197.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDP-DNY : accessed 3 April 2016), Russell A Davidson, 12 May 1973; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V325-24D : accessed 3 April 2016), Russell  Davidson, May 1973; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ48-F887 : accessed 3 April 2016), Diana P Davidson, Residence, Huntingtn Bch, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J11D-WMR : accessed 3 April 2016), Diana P Davidson, 02 Jan 2004; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

James (Bud) Lister (son of Oswald Lewis Lister)

1921 Canada Census, James Lister in household of Osloald [sic] Lewis Caster; 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.

Beverley Lister, death notice; Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 30, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=beverley-lister&pid=162050662&fhid=11367: “Beverley Lister 1920 – 2012 A long-time resident of Kerrisdale, BC, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2012 in her 92nd year. She was predeceased by her husband Bud and son Ronald. Beverley is survived by her daughter-in-law Dianne, granddaughter Kelly (Alan) and great grandchildren Lucas, Dylan, Brandon, and Brooke. Beverley was a very talented dancer in her earlier years and enjoyed many hobbies including knitting and gardening. A special thank you to Dr. Duncan Etches and all the staff at Amherst Private Hospital for all their tender loving care. Their support was greatly appreciated. A private family memorial service will be held at Ocean View Funeral Home in Burnaby, BC. Funeral Home: Ocean View Funeral Home; 4000 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC V5J1A4; (604) 435-6688.”

Ronald Lister, death notice; Published in The Vancouver Sun on May 24, 2003; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=ronald-lister&pid=157265770: “LISTER _ Ronald James, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at Richmond Hospital at the age of 60. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dianne; daughter Kelly (Alan) Rempel; mother Beverley and other family members and friends. Ron was a past member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and a boating enthusiast for many years. He enjoyed many hobbies including building pleasure boats and model railways. He was an excellent tennis player in his earlier years and also loved fishing, sailing, skiing, cooking and gardening. The family would like to thank the staff at Richmond Hospital, Palliative Care Unit and the staff at the BC Cancer Agency. A special thank you to Dr. Michael Varelas for all his care and concern. His support was greatly appreciated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at South Burnaby United Church, 7591 Gray Avenue, Burnaby.”

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