Mackenzie, William Lyon (about 1868-1909)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 760.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 760.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 928.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 928.

William Lyon Mackenzie was a grocer who lived at 1000 Denman Street from 1907 to 1909.

Margaret Mackenzie was William’s widow. She lived at 1000 Denman Street in 1910.

William Lyon Mackenzie was born in Ontario about 1868. It is not clear where in Ontario he was born, or who his parents were.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906. He was a merchant, living at 832 Howe Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 473.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 473.

From 1907 to 1909, he was a grocer at 1000 Denman Street. From 1908 to 1909, his business was called “W.L. Mackenzie and Company.”

William died in Vancouver on August 26, 1909. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, August 31, 1909, page 2, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, August 31, 1909, page 2, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, September 3, 1909, page 12, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 3, 1909, page 12, column 6.

William’s wife was Margaret. It is not clear where she was from, or who her parents were. In 1910, she ran the grocery store at 1000 Denman Street.

Further information on Margaret is not available. She did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1910, and she was not in the 1911 Canada census in Vancouver. There are no obvious indications that she re-married.

 

Sources

William Lyon Mackenzie

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLG-NPD : accessed 14 October 2015), Wm Lyon Mackenzie, 1909; medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12063-96854-88?cc=1538285.

William Lyon McKenzie, obituary, Vancouver Province, August 27, 1909, page 2: “McKenzie. The funeral of William Lyon McKenzie will take place at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. Rev. A. J. McGillivray officiating.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q2NJ : accessed 14 October 2015), William Lyor [sic] Mackenzie, 1909; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26282053, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26282053.