Mackinnon, John McLellan (1863-1937)

John McLellan Mackinnon, Northern Who’s Who [Who’s Who and Why]; volume 1, ed. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 481; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/481/mode/1up

John McLellan Mackinnon, Northern Who’s Who [Who’s Who and Why]; volume 1, ed. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 481; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/481/mode/1up

John McLellan Mackinnon was a capitalist, an owner of mines and timber, and a broker. He lived at 1900 Robson Street in 1906; 1933 Robson Street from 1912 to 1919; and 875 Chilco Street in 1920.

He was born on September 1, 1863, on Eigg, one of the Small Isles in Scotland. His father was Charles MacKinnon. His mother was Mary McLellan.

He attended public schools and the Watt Institute (later called Heriot-Watt College; now Heriot-Watt University) in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 1885, he travelled to the United States. For about six years, he was a sheep farmer at The Dalles, Oregon. He came to Vancouver in 1891.

On June 21, 1894, in Vancouver, he married Jean (or Jane) McGregor Grant. She was born on July 26, 1877, in Duneidin, New Zealand. Her father was Captain Alexander Grant (1847-1929). Her mother was Isabel Drysdale Dodds (1852-1932).

John operated several gold and copper mines in British Columbia and Alaska, and dealt in timber lands.

In 1896, he went to Lillooet to buy some mineral claims that later became the Golden Cache mine property. His father-in-law, Alexander Grant, was one of the directors of the Golden Cache Mining Company and of Oro-Fino Mines Limited. John also started the Bend ’Or Mining Company to develop another mining property in the area. However, the mines were depleted quickly, and by 1901, the Bend ’Or company was in liquidation.

In 1897, he built the Mackinnon Block at the southwest corner of Hastings Street and Granville Street. William Tinniswood Dalton (1854-1931) was the architect.

MacKinnon Building, Corner of Granville and Hastings Streets, Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver World, November 24, 1897, page 2.

MacKinnon Building, Corner of Granville and Hastings Streets, Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver World, November 24, 1897, page 2.

 

Exterior of the MacKinnon Building - 413 Granville Street, 1898, Vancouver City Archives, Bu P260; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/exterior-of-mackinnon-building-413-granville-street.

Exterior of the MacKinnon Building – 413 Granville Street, 1898, Vancouver City Archives, Bu P260; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/exterior-of-mackinnon-building-413-granville-street.

(The building became known as the Williams Block after 1906. According to Michael Kluckner, Vancouver the Way It Was, 1984, page 66, the new owner of the building was Frederick de la Fontaine Williams (1847-1909). However, the Vancouver Province, October 17, 1958, page 25 said that Magistrate Adolphus Williams bought the building.)

John had a summer home on Hardy Island, near Powell River, British Columbia. He owned Hardy Island as well as two other islands. He also owned farm and ranch lands in the interior of British Columbia.

He belonged to the Vancouver Club, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and the Inverness Association in London, England. He was a life member of the Vancouver Rowing Club. He belonged to the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Knights of Pythias.

In 1906, he organized and built the Canadian Pacific Pulp Mill at Swanson Bay in British Columbia, and managed the mill for six years. In 1906, he became a justice of the peace.

Also in 1906, there were rumours that John would run as a Liberal candidate for the district of Cassiar in the 1907 provincial election. He did not run as a candidate in that election.

In March 1911, John and Jean had been staying in the Vancouver Hotel. They went to live for two months at 1832 (or possibly 1932) Alberni Street, and then travelled to Hardy Island for the summer.

In October 1911, they were preparing to move to 1933 Robson Street. They stayed there until 1919.

In October 1919, Charles Dawson held an auction to sell the contents of 1933 Robson Street.

In 1920, John appeared in the Vancouver directory at 875 Chilco Street. In the early 1920s, he was at 1125 Seaton Street. He continued to live in a series of houses in Vancouver throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

John died in Vancouver on December 15, 1937. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Jean died in Vancouver on May 3, 1951. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

John and Jean had the following children.

 

Charles Donald Grant Mackinnon

Charles Donald Grant Mackinnon was born in Vancouver on May 12, 1895.

He worked as a mechanic. During the First World War, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

He married Gladys Mary Izard. She was born in London, England, on June 19, 1894. Her father was Alfred Izard. Her mother was Mary Hay.

Charles died in Victoria, British Columbia, on November 3, 1958.

Gladys died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 8, 1978.

 

Isabel Mary Grant Mackinnon

Isabel Mary Grant Mackinnon was born in Vancouver on June 30, 1903.

On March 28, 1931, in Vancouver, she married George Clapham Dixon, who was an insurance adjuster. He was born in Vancouver on November 3, 1895. His father was Joshua Clapham Dixon (1854-1941). His mother was Ada Jane Spencer (1859-1950). George had served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Isabel died in Vancouver on January 7, 1972.

George died in Vancouver on February 1, 1973.

 

Ian Malcolm Grant Mackinnon

Ian Malcolm Grant Mackinnon was born in Vancouver about 1905.

On November 19, 1932, in Victoria, British Columbia, he married Clara Pauline French. She was born in Victoria in December 1905. Her father was Charles Hunt French. Her mother was Jeanette Pauline Mcintyre.

During the Second World War, Ian served in several positions, becoming a wing commander in 1944. He retired to private life in 1945, and lived in Victoria for a time.

Later he lived in Stroud, Ontario. He died on May 4, 1980. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

 

Sources

 

Charles MacKinnon (father of John McLellan Mackinnon)

 

“Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5N-65N : accessed 23 September 2015), Charles Mckinnon and Mary Mclellan, 10 Jul 1857; citing Small Isles,Inverness,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,03John McLellan MacKinnon

John McLelland [sic] Mackinnon, A history; British Columbia, by Gosnell, R. E. (R. Edward), Vancouver, Hill Binding Company, 1906, pages 780-781; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/780/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/781/mode/1up.

John McLelland [sic] MacKinnon, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1; ed. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 252; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=3121.

John McLellan MacKinnon, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, by Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 356-359; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/356/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/359/mode/1up; includes photograph at page 357: https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/357/mode/1up.

Heriot-Watt University, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heriot-Watt_University

The Great Years: Gold Mining in the Bridge River Valley, by Lewis Green; Vancouver, Tricouni Press, 2000.

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYYH-QM9 : accessed 23 September 2015), John Mac Kinnon, 29 Aug 1863; citing SMALL ISLES,INVERNESS,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-F52 : accessed 23 September 2015), John Mclellan Mckinnon and Jane Mcgregor Grant, 21 Jul 1894; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ma to Maq, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votem.htm: MacKinnon, John Malcolm, Comer Alder & 8th Ave, Land agent, Van.

“Case of Hard Luck; A Statement of Golden Cache Affairs,” Vancouver Province, January 28, 1899, page 4. Describes shortage of investment funds and resignation of J.M. Mackinnon as president and director.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-2LZ : accessed 23 September 2015), John Mackinnon, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

John S. Rankin, auctioneer, auction notice, Vancouver Province, August 10, 1901, page 1: “Under instructions from J.M. Mackinnons, Esq., I will sell at residence, Eighth Avenue, Fariview, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. prompt. [includes list of items].”

“Wills Develop Pulp Industry Upcoast; Machinery is now Being Purchased; Operations at Swanson Bay Will Be Rushed Forward—London Directors Coming Out to Pay visit to Camp,” Vancouver Province, July 10, 1906, page 1. Describes J.M. Mackinnon as general manager and representative of the Canadian Pacific Sulphite Company in British Columbia.

British Columbia Order in Council 452/1906; July 30, 1906; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0452_1906; appointing Frances Mawson Rattenbury of Victoria and John McLellan Mackinnon of Swanson Bay as justices of the peace.

“J.M. Mackinnon for Cassiar,” Vancouver Province, October 4, 1906, page 1. Suggests that J.M. Mackinnon might be Liberal candidate for district of Cassiar in next provincial election.

Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986, Elections British Columbia; http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/1871-1986_ElectoralHistoryofBC.pdf

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, March 14, 1911, page 2: “Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Mackinnon have removed from the Hotel Vancouver to 1832 [sic: possibly 1932] Alberni street, where they will reside until May, when they will go to their summer home on Hardy Island.”

Society, Vancouver Province, October 19, 1911, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Mackinnon are at the Hotel Vancouver. They arrived yesterday from their summer home on Hardy Island where they entertained many Vancouver visitors during the past four months. They will shortly move in to their new residence at 1933 Robson street.”

1921 Canada Census, M C MacHiskinic (sic); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2V-S4J : accessed 23 September 2015), John Mclellan Mackinnon, 15 Dec 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13161, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,194.

“Last Rites for Col. McKinnon,” Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1937, page 22; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KjFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=G4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3905%2C2846664: “Funeral services for Col. J.M. Mackinnon, 76, pioneer Vancouver resident, and prominent in mining circles, who died Wednesday, were conducted in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. chapel on Friday.

Col. Mackinnon was born in Scotland, and when he came to Vancouver in 1893, entered the real estate business in partnership with G.W. DeBeck. In 1897 he built the Mackinnon Block, re-named the Williams Building, on the southwest corner of Granville at Hastings Street. He was one of three purchasers of the Golden Cache Mine, near Lillooet, which he developed.

Surviving are his wife, two sons and one daughter.”

“Pioneer City Mining Figure Dead at 76; Col. Mackinnon Built Historic Block,” Vancouver Province, December 17, 1937, page 13:

“Col. J.M. Mackinnon, 76, a pioneer resident of Vancouver and important figure in the mining world for more than forty years, died on Wednesday. In the early days Colonel Mackinnon built the Mackinnon Block, now the Williams Building, southwest corner of Granville and Hastings streets.

Colonel Mackinnon was a native Scottish Highlander, emigrating to Oregon as a young man. He came to Vancouver about 1893 and entered into partnership in timber cruising and real estate with G.W. DeBeck, another pioneer figure of Vancouver and New Westminster.

In company with a third man, Colonel Mackinnon and Mr. DeBeck purchased the famous Golden Cache claim at Lillooet from a prospector. The profits from this venture established them firmly in the business life of the city. In 1897 the partnership was dissolved and Colonel Mackinnon built what was then the city’s finest office block. At one time he was owner of the Fountain ranch at Lillooet.

The deceased was an honorary colonel of the 231st Battalion, the second overseas battalion of the 72nd Seaforth Regiment. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Private funeral services will be held in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.”

J.M. Mackinnon, death notice, Vancouver province, December 16, 1937, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 16, 1937, page 15; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KDFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=G4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1381%2C2402376: “Mackinnon—December 15, 1937, Col. J.M. Mackinnon of 610 Jervis street, in his seventy-sixth year. Survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. Private funeral service from the chapel of the Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Co., Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

Alexander Grant (father of Jean McGregor Grant)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-KZ6 : accessed 23 September 2015), Alexander Grant, 15 Apr 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13136, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,636.

Alexander Grant, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1929, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3vRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1359%2C5822039: “Grant—Passed away at his daughter’s residence, Mrs. B.L. Johnson, 2495 Point Grey road, April 15th, 1929, Alexander Grant, aged 82 years. Mr. Grant leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. H. Swann, Britannia Beach; Mrs. J.M. McKinnon and Mrs. B.L. Johnson, to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be held from Center & Hanna’s chapel, Wednesday afternoon, April 17th, 1929, at 3:30 o’clock, Rev. R.G. MacBeth, D.D., officiating. Interment Masonic cemetery, Burnaby.”

Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby; http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/g-letter.html: “Grant, Alexander; 03/01/1924; 006-01-D.”

 

Isabel Drysdale Dodds (mother of Jean McGregor Grant)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-M48 : accessed 23 September 2015), Isabel Grant, 19 Jan 1932; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13145, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,656.

Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby; http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/g-letter.html: “Grant, Isabel; 01/21/1932; 152-05-D.”

Jean McGregor Grant (wife of John McLellan MacKinnon)

“Important Auction,” Charles Dawson, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1919, page 12: “Important Auction of beautiful and costly genuine Persian rugs, magnificent baby grand piano in hand-carved Italian walnut frame, by the famous maker, Guillot, Paris; artistic and valuable real Italian walnut furniture, sterling silver, super Wilton carpets and other superior furnishings, great Majestic range, at 1933 Robson Street (west of Denman), Friday Next (1th), at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by favor of instructions from Mrs. J.M. McKinnon. [Includes inventory of furnishings].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPW-5TL : accessed 23 September 2015), Jane Mcgregor Mackinnon, 03 May 1951; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13208, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,700.

Jane McGregor Mackinnon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 5, 1951, page 31: “Mackinnon—Passed away May 3, 1951, Jane McGregor, widow of J.M. Mackinnon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.C. Dixon, 2349 W. 49th Ave., Survived also by 2 sons, Donald in Duncan, B.C., Ian in Ottawa; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Private funeral service, Saturday, May 5, Rev. George Turpin officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. Nunn & Thomson in charge of arrangements.”

 

Charles Donald Grant MacKinnon (son of John McLellan MacKinnon)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1895-09-117936; Charles Donald Grant Mackinnon; date of birth: May 12, 1895; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b51c9ca7-a994-463a-86eb-8894cdfacceb.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-2LD : accessed 23 September 2015), Charles Mackinnon in household of John Mackinnon, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Mackinnon, Charles Donald Grant; Regimental Number: 76336; Date of Birth: 12/05/1893; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6999 – 25; Item Number: 161030; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=161030.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF68-4Q3 : accessed 23 September 2015), Charles Donald Mackinnon, 1941; citing Immigration, Eastport, Idaho, United States, NARA microfilm publication A3460 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NT1M-X9D : accessed 23 September 2015), Gladys Mary Izard, 21 Oct 1894; citing Lambeth, Surrey, England, reference yr 1880-1897 p 137; FHL microfilm 384,892.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F9R-D3P : accessed 23 September 2015), Gladys Mary Izard, 1894; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Wandsworth, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR9-66R : accessed 23 September 2015), Charles Donald Mackinnon, 03 Nov 1958; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13239, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,180.

Charles Donald Mackinnon, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 6, 1958, page 22: “Mackinnon—Charles Donald, M.B.E., passed away November 3, 1958, at Veterans Hospital, Victoria, aged 63 years. Survived by his wife, Gladys, Lantzville, one daughter, Mrs. A.B. Tynan, West Vancouver, three grandchildren, one brother, Ian, Ottawa, and one sister, Mrs. George Dixon, Vancouver. Funeral services will be held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church of Nanaimo, Thursday, November 6 at 1 p.m., Rev. G.H. Greenhaigh officiating. No flowers by request, but donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Fund.. Westwood Chapel of Flowers has charge of funeral arrangements. Cremation to follow.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL13-SZR : accessed 23 September 2015), Gladys Mary Mackinnon, 08 Mar 1978; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13584, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,143.

Gladys Mary Mackinnon, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 10, 1978, page 30; Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1978, page C-12: “Mackinnon—Gladys Mary, on March 8, 1978 at the E.C.U. Lions Gate Hospital, widow of C.D. Mackinnon. Former long-time resident of Lantzville, B.C. before moving to West Vancouver. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. A.B. (Mary) Tynan; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mackinnon was a well-known member of the Kerrisdale and Bastion Chapters, I.O.D.E. and served with distinction in the W.A.C. in France during First World War. Service will be held at St. Stephens Anglican Church, West Vancouver on March 11, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-FQ8 : accessed 23 September 2015), Arthur Balfour Tynan, 04 Jul 1978; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13586, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,145.

Arthur B. Tynan, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 5, 1978, page C-4; Vancouver Province. July 6, 1978, page 26: “Tynan – Arthur B., on July 4, 1978, after a courageous fight against cancer. Survived by his loving wife, Mary; sons, Mark and David; daughter, Janis; 2 grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Gladys Tynan; brothers, Grant and Wade. A memorial service following cremation will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, West Vancouver, July 7 at 4 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the IODE Jessie R. Burke Cancer Fund, c/o B.C. Cancer Control Agency.”

 

Isabel Mary Grant MacKinnon (daughter of John McLellan MacKinnon)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1903-09-123365; Isabella Mary Mackinnon, date of birth: June 30, 1903; place of birth: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2G-M8K : accessed 23 September 2015), Joshua Clapham Dixon, 24 Aug 1941; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13172, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,632 (father of George Clapham Dixon).

“J.C. Dixon Dies at 87,” Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1941, page 12.

Joshua Clapham Dixon, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 25, 1941, page 15; Vancouver Province, August 26, 1941, page 13; Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1941, page 14; Vancouver Sun, August 26, 1941, page 18.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPS-VS5 : accessed 23 September 2015), Ada Jane Dixon, 31 Aug 1950; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13205, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,633. (mother of George Clapham Dixon).

“Mrs. Dixon Taken by Death,” Vancouver Province, September 2, 1950, page 17.

Ada Jane Dixon, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 2, 1950, page 19; Vancouver Sun, September 2, 1950, page 29.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTD-6D9 : accessed 23 September 2015), Thomas Spencer Dixon, 22 Aug 1962; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13258, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,500. (brother of George Clapham Dixon).

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1895-09-117688; George Clapham Dixon; date of birth: November 3, 1895; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=dbc63813-1922-498d-9bc2-9bb17043b8bb.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-KM9 : accessed 23 September 2015), George C. Dixon in household of J. C. Dixon, E, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Dixon, George Clapham; Regimental Number: 82083; Date of Birth: 03/11/1895; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2538 – 20; Item Number: 356214; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=356214. Digitized service file: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2538-S020.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDS-VNX : accessed 23 September 2015), George Clapham Dixon and Isabel Mary Mackinnon, 28 Mar 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13761, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,557.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTW-RL6 : accessed 23 September 2015), Isabel Mary Dixon, 07 Jan 1972; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13315, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,034,298.

Isabel Mary Dixon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, Janury 8, 1972, page 43; Vancouver Province, January 10, 1972, page 24: “Dixon—On January 7, 1972, Isabel Mary Dixon, 2349 West 49th Ave. Survived by her husband, George; 1 son, John and 1 brother, Ian, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral service Tuesday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 37th Ave. and Larch, Rev. F.J. Boyd, D.D., officiating. Cremation Nunn and Thomson funeral directors in charge. No flowers by request.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBS-C3F : accessed 23 September 2015), George Clapham Dixon, 01 Feb 1973; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13323, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,075.

George Clapham Dixon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 1, 1973, page 42; Vancouver Province, February 2, 1973, page 28: “Dixon-On February 1, 1973, in Shaughnessy Hospital, George Clapham Dixon, of 2349 W. 40th Ave. Survived by a son, John, at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Emily Taylor, Victoria, Mrs. Margaret Wilson, Mrs. Ada Pratt, Mrs. Jennie Mallalue, Mrs. Audrey Lambert, all of Vancouver. Mr. Dixon served with the Royal Flying Corps in First World War. Funeral service Monday, February 5, at 2 p.m., in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 37th Ave. and Larch St. Rev. F.J. Boyd, D.D., officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request. Nunn & Thomson, funeral directors.”

 

Ian Malcolm Grant MacKinnon (son of John McLellan MacKinnon)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-7T5 : accessed 23 September 2015), Ian Malcolm Mackinnon and Clara Pauline French, 19 Nov 1932; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13764, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,135,983.

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ11-MXN : accessed 23 September 2015), Ian Malcolm Mackinnon, 11 Dec 1939; citing NARA microfilm publication M1478 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,490,500.

MACKINNON Ian Malcolm, http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=590497.0.

MacKINNON, Ian Malcolm; Wing Commander, Station Rockcliffe, C1888                Member, Order of the British Empire RCAF Personnel Awards 1939-1949; http://rcafassociation.ca/heritage/search-awards/?search=mackinnon&searchfield=lastname&type=all. MacKINNON, W/C Ian Malcolm (C1888) – Member, Order of the British Empire – Station Rockcliffe – Award effective 1 January 1946 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 82/46 dated 25 January 1946. Home in Vancouver; enlisted in Montreal, 22 April 1940 in Equipment and Administration Branch. Flight Lieutenant as of 15 July 1941. To Rockcliffe, 28 August 1941. Promoted Squadron Leader, 1 June 1942. To AFHQ, 15 February 1944. Promoted Wing Commander, 1 April 1944. To No.2 Release Centre, 28 September 1945. Retired 4 October 1945. Living in Victoria as of 1949. Medal sent by registered mail, 8 June 1948. This officer has been employed as Senior Equipment Officer on this unit for a long period of time. During this time he has been responsible for equipping six flying units, five of which were posted away within a few months. This officer has been present during the rapid expansion of this station and has, at all times, been able to anticipate requirements and maintain an even flow of equipment. He has been most diligent on checking and bringing to attention any abuses in connection with equipment, and has brought his section to a high state of efficiency.

ONTARIO- Newspaper death notice/obituary look up, please……..; http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=676505.0: “the ashes of Ian Malcolm MACKINNON were buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver on 23rd September 1980. The burial was arranged by Jenetts Funeral Home, Barrie, Ontario. Mr. MacKinnon was 76 years old and married. The person authorised to arrange the funeral was his wife, Clara MacKinnon of 412 Mimosa Drive, Sandy Cove, Stroud, Ontario.” “Ian Malcolm MACKINNON died on Sunday May 4th 1980. I understand the death notice(s) appeared in the Toronto Star on Monday May 5th and the Barrie Examiner, Monday 5th & May 6th.”

 

MacKinnon Block/Building (later the Williams Building)

Williams Building, Vancouver Province, October 17, 1958, page 25: “Built during the Klondike gold rush, the Williams Building, above, at Hastings and Granville, was for many years Vancouver’s premier office building. Completed in November 1898, it will be demolished next year to make room for a $2,400,000 skyscraper which will be built by British capital. The Williams Building, originally the Mackinnon Building, was built by the late Col. J.M. Mackinnon, a timber cruiser and mining man, one-time honorary colonel of the 231st Battalion, Seaforths. The building was bought by Magistrate Adolphus Williams, who gave it its present name. Its top floor was a Masonic hall until the Masonic Temple was built on Georgia. For some years it held the U.S. consulate.” [Includes aerial photograph of Williams Building.]

“Start Will Be Made Soon,” Vancouver Sun, April 1, 1959, page 21 [includes drawing of proposed building at southwest corner of Granville and Hastings[: “Start will be made soon on 16-storey office building on site of old Williams Block, now in process of demolition, at southwest corner of Granville and Hastings. Building to cost $2,400,000, is owned by United Kingdom Properties Ltd. Contractor is Marwell Construction and architect D. Simpson.”

Mackinnon Building (1898-1906); Williams Building (1907-1959); Vancouver Building Register, Vancouver Public Library; http://ipac2.vpl.ca:81/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14C307201BC40.9&profile=comres&uri=link=3100034~!972~!3100020~!3100043&aspect=subtab26&menu=search&ri=1&source=~!comres&term=Mackinnon+Building+%281898-1906%29&index=HBBUI

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J7Q-HPC : accessed 24 September 2015), Frederick De La Fontaine Williams, 1909; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGS-WZL : accessed 24 September 2015), Adolphus Williams, 03 Sep 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13119, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,296.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WZMJ : accessed 24 September 2015), Adolphus Williams, 1921; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26324511, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26324511.

British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver; Probate/estate files; GR-1415: B08447; Williams, Adolphus P – 07770; First page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-31815-26344-69?cc=2014768&wc=M69J-KP8:332530701,332530502,333371001; last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-31815-25838-74?cc=2014768&wc=M69J-KP8:332530701,332530502,333371001.

Minister of National Revenue v. Fitzgerald, [1949] SCR 453, 1949 CanLII 32 (SCC); http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1949/1949canlii32/1949canlii32.html

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