Lytle, Andrew Garland (1883-1959)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1918, page 651.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1918, page 651.

Andrew Garland Lytle was a merchant and newspaper writer. He lived at 1048 Denman Street from 1918 to 1923.

Andrew Garland (“Andy”) Lytle was born in Norman, Ontario on November 27, 1883. (In 1905, Norman amalgamated with Rat Portage and Keewatin to become the town of Kenora. The name “Kenora” comes from the first two letters of each of the three amalgamating towns.)

Andy married Beatrice Mary Quilty. She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, on June 8, 1892. Her parents were Thomas William Quilty (1850-1924) and Mary Jane Coughlan (1872-1944). Thomas Quilty was a penitentiary guard in 1892.

In 1909, Andy and Beatrice were living in Port Hammond, British Columbia, when Andy contracted typhoid fever. He later recovered.

The Daily News (New Westminster), November 6, 1909, page 1, column 4.

The Daily News (New Westminster), November 6, 1909, page 1, column 4.

In 1911, Andy and Beatrice were still in Port Hammond. Andy was a merchant.

By about 1914, Andy had become a correspondent for the Vancouver World newspaper. He was still with the World in 1916.

Vancouver Daily World, January 28, 1916, page 15, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, January 28, 1916, page 15, column 3.

Andy first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1917. He was working for the Vancouver World.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 612.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 612.

From 1917 to 1933, he lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1917 No address under Vancouver names
1918 to 1923 1048 Denman Street
1924 to 1933 1686 West 13th Avenue

Along with his work at the World, it appears that he also worked with the Vancouver Province newspaper until he joined the Vancouver Sun about 1921. He became the Sun’s sporting editor, and he was well-known for both his writing style and his sometimes-controversial opinions on sporting matters.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 23, 1930, page 1, column 6.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 23, 1930, page 1, column 6.

In 1934, Andy moved to Toronto to work at the Toronto Star newspaper.

The Chilliwack Progress, February 1, 1934, page 8, column 1.

The Chilliwack Progress, February 1, 1934, page 8, column 1.

In 1949, Andy moved back to Vancouver, where he was once again the sports editor for the Vancouver Sun.

The Winnipeg Tribune, October 22, 1949, page 18, column 8.

The Winnipeg Tribune, October 22, 1949, page 18, column 8.

After Andy retired, he and Beatrice continued to live in Vancouver.

In 1953, they were living in an apartment on Douglas Crescent in Vancouver.

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: Andrew G Lytle; Occupation: Retired; Year: 1953; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver-Quadra.

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: Andrew G Lytle; Occupation: Retired; Year: 1953; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver-Quadra.

Andrew died in Vancouver on June 12, 1959.

The Ottawa Journal, June 13, 1959, page 1, column 8.

The Ottawa Journal, June 13, 1959, page 1, column 8.

Beatrice died in Vancouver on March 24, 1983.

Andy and Beatrice had the following children.

 

Thomas Garland (“Tommy”) Lytle

Thomas Garland (“Tommy”) Lytle was born about 1910 in Port Haney, British Columbia.

In 1945 he was the assistant news editor for the Toronto Star newspaper.

He retired from the Star in 1974.

Tommy was married to Euphemia (“Effie”) Mclean. She was born about 1910. She died in Toronto, Ontario, on September 7, 1968. She was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto.

Toronto Globe and Mail, September 9, 1968; page 30.

Toronto Globe and Mail, September 9, 1968; page 30.

Tommy died in 2003. He was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto.

 

Vivienne Elizabeth (“Betty”) Lytle

Vivienne Elizabeth (“Betty”) Lytle was born in Hammond, British Columbia about 1912 or 1913.

On March 13, 1937, in Vancouver, she married Frederick Temple Keeling (often known as “Temple Keeling”). He was born in Vancouver on September 25, 1908. His parents were Frederick Keeling and Mary Hutton Temple. This marriage ended in divorce. Temple later married Margaret McKay Bedford. Temple died in Vancouver on June 21, 1988.

Betty later married John Andrew Newson, who was a salesman for the National Machinery Company. His parents were Arthur Ludlow Newson and Ida McNair. He was born in Vancouver on March 11, 1910. In 1945, Betty and John were living at 1726 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver.

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: Mrs. V. E. Newson; Gender: Female; Year: 1945; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver South.

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: Mrs. V. E. Newson; Gender: Female; Year: 1945; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver South.

In 1974, they lived at 2425 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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: Mrs Elizabeth V Newson; Gender: F (Female); Year: 1974; Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Capilano.

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: Mrs Elizabeth V Newson; Gender: F (Female); Year: 1974; Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Capilano.

John died in North Vancouver on December 15, 1977.

Betty died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on July 17, 2004.

 

Kathleen (“Kay”) Lytle

Kathleen (“Kay”) Lytle married Ross Thomas Blatchford, who was a navigator and flight lieutenant during the Second World War. After the war he became a representative of the T. Eaton Company in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Later he was a recreational director in Toronto.

Ross died in Toronto on October 11, 1986.

Kay and Ross had two children: Leslie Blatchford, who was a realtor in Montreal, and Christie Mary Blatchford, who became a newspaper reporter and author. Christie has written several memoirs and other articles about her parents and other members of her family.

 

Sources

Andrew Garland Lytle

Lake of the Woods Museum, Kenora, Ontario, “Rat Portage Becomes Kenora,” Vol. 15 No. 1, by Lori Nelson; https://www.lakeofthewoodsmuseum.ca/story/rat-portage-becomes-kenora/.

Northern Ontario Travel, “How Kenora Got its Name,” by Gerry Cariou, March 30, 2017; https://www.northernontario.travel/sunset-country/how-kenora-got-its-name.

Kenora, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenora.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-YWQ : 18 March 2018), Andrew Lytle in household of Peter Adams, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60367&highlight=6&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Andrew+Lyttle.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNY-T97J : 18 October 2017), Andrew G Lytle and Beatrice M Quilty, 09 Feb 1910, King, Washington, United States, State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004208597.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNB-ZFL7 : 25 September 2017), Andrew G Lytle and Beatrice M Quilty, 09 Feb 1910, King, Washington, United States, State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004268044.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MHNM : 16 March 2018), Andrew Lytle, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=61514&highlight=47&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Andre+Little.

“In a Lovely Land I Barely Know, My Dysfunctional Home,” Globe and Mail; by Christie Blatchford, Vancouver, Published February 11, 2010; Updated March 26, 2017, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/in-a-lovely-land-i-barely-know-my-dysfunctional-home/article1365042/: “This is a city where I’ve never spent much time, despite the fact that my late mother was born and raised here, in Kitsilano, I think. Her father, one of the two grandfathers I never met, was a sportswriter and editor who spent much of his career working in two incarnations for the Vancouver Sun, with a stint in between at the Toronto Star. When he returned to Vancouver, in 1948 or 1949, the Sun had a billboard welcoming him home, with a message that said, “Read the majestic prose of Andy Lytle.’ . . . The summer after my grandfather died, my parents took me out west to meet my grandma. I was just 10 or so, and loved her immediately. She served me a choice of breakfast in bed, ran a small apartment building, and struck me as spectacularly glamorous, never appearing without having “her face on,” as they said in those days, or being dressed to the nines.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-1G4 : 8 November 2017), Andrew Garland Lytle, 1959; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/74c1075e-e863-4e8e-bced-0a4a334eb40c.

 

Thomas William Quilty (father of Beatrice Mary Quilty)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-PTT : 18 March 2018), Thomas Quilty, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Mary Jane Coughlan (mother of Beatrice Mary Quilty)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-PTY : 18 March 2018), Mary Quilty, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Beatrice Mary Quilty (wife of Andrew Garland Lytle)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-938 : 11 March 2018), Beatrice Mary Quilty, 08 Jan 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-93X : 11 March 2018), Beatrice Mary Quilty, 08 Jan 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-VY2 : 18 March 2018), Beatrice Quilty, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNY-T97G : 18 October 2017), Andrew G Lytle and Beatrice M Quilty, 09 Feb 1910, King, Washington, United States, State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004208597.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNB-ZFLP : 25 September 2017), Andrew G Lytle and Beatrice M Quilty, 09 Feb 1910, King, Washington, United States, State Archives, Olympia; FamilySearch digital folder 004268044.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MHN9 : 16 March 2018), Beatrice Lytle in entry for Andrew Lytle, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1R-KDP : 8 November 2017), Beatrice Mary Lytle, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d1a1069e-f025-4cf9-89f0-5927aa217aa2.

 

Thomas (“Tommy”) Garland Lytle (son of Andrew Garland Lytle)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MHNS : 16 March 2018), Douglas Lytle in entry for Andrew Lytle, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661. (possible connection).

Year: 1945; Arrival: LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6919; Line: 1; Page Number: 33F. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. “Name: Thomas Lytle; Arrival date: 24 Feb 1945; Birth Date: abt 1910; Birth Location: Canada; Birth Location Other: Port Haney BC; Age: 34 Years 7 Months; Gender: Male; Ethnicity/ Nationality: English; Port of Departure: Toronto, Ont.; Port of Arrival: LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York; Airline: Trans Canada Airlines.”

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: Thomas G Lytle; Occupation: Newspaperman; Year: 1968; Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Electoral District: High Park.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-L31Z : 13 December 2015), Thomas Garland Lytle, ; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Park Lawn Cemetery; citing record ID 110822972, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110822972: “Thomas Garland Lytle; Birth: 1910; Death: 2003 (aged 92–93); Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 110822972.”

 

Euphemia (“Effie”) McLean Lytle (wife of Thomas Garland Lytle)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-L3BJ : 11 July 2016), Euphemia McLean Lytle, ; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Park Lawn Cemetery; citing record ID 110822971, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110822971: “Euphemia McLean Lytle; Birth: 1908; Death: 1968 (aged 59–60); Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 110822971.”

 

Vivienne Elizabeth (“Betty”) Lytle (daughter of Andrew Garland Lytle)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-V2K1 : 17 March 2018), Frederick Temple Keeling and Vivienne Elizabeth Lytle, 13 Mar 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,083.

Vivienne Newson; death notice; published in The Vancouver Sun on Oct. 2, 2004; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=vivienne-newson&pid=157213095: “Newson, Vivienne Elizabeth (Lytle), Betty Newson, age 92 years, passed away peacefully at Hollyburn House on July 17, 2004. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Roz (Keeling) Donald; and her son-in-law Dr. Paul Donald; grandchildren, Scott Donald and wife Leslie, Alison Cortee and husband Dan, Heather Fuller and husband Scott and Andrew Donald; great-grandchildren Jackson and Anna Donald, Benjamin and Elizabeth Cortee, as well as other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband John Andrew Newson and former husband, Temple Keeling and parents Andrew and Beatrice Lytle. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C on Friday, October 8th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a favorite charity of your choice in Betty’s memory. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221.”

 

Frederick Temple Keeling (husband of Vivienne Elizabeth (“Betty”) Lytle)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-V2KT : 17 March 2018), Frederick Temple Keeling and Vivienne Elizabeth Lytle, 13 Mar 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,083.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-011004; Frederick Temple Keeling; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17122; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709261; date of death: June 21, 1988; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 79; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3e7fa828-aa78-416a-b824-75c1d58748d8; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4175b841-0a98-4327-815f-f70684dba59e.

 

Christie Blatchford (daughter of Kay Lytle)

Christie Blatchford, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christie_Blatchford