Macmillan, John McLarty (1871-1950)

John Macmillan, “Boer War Veteran Dies Here,” Vancouver Province, May 15, 1950, page 2.

John Macmillan, “Boer War Veteran Dies Here,” Vancouver Province, May 15, 1950, page 2.

John McLarty Macmillan was a salmon cannery executive. He lived at 1857 Nelson Street from 1911 to 1926.

John McLarty Macmillan was born on December 19, 1871, in Lochranza, on the Isle of Arron, Scotland. (He often gave his birth year as 1872). His father was Neil MacMillan (1817-1891). John’s mother was Margaret Fullerton McLarty (1840-1876).

After attending public school, John went to Hutcheson’s Boys’ Grammar School in Glasgow.

In the 1890s, John travelled to North America, where he became involved in the salmon canning business.

About 1899 he went to Alaska. In the 1900 United States census, he described himself as a prospector, which apparently meant that he was looking for suitable sites for salmon canneries.

In 1900 he went to Australia, where he enlisted in the New South Wales Imperial Bushmen and served with them for about 18 months. He apparently served in Africa during the Boer War, although the available Australian official war records do not list his name.

By 1904 John was back in Canada. On December 7, 1904, in New Westminster, he married Isabella May Ewen. She was born in New Westminster on May 27, 1880. Her father was Alexander Ewen (1832-1907), who was a prominent salmon canner in New Westminster. Isabella’s mother was Mary Rogers (1851-1925). (Isabella had two sisters: Adelaide Ewen (1876-1962) and Alexandria (“Lexy”) Sabina Ewen (1886-1945).)

John McClarty [sic] MacMillan, about 1904, New Westminster Heritage Database; Accession Number: 2717; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/heritage.php?operation=Display&id=1584; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/1584_web.jpg.

John McClarty [sic] MacMillan, about 1904, New Westminster Heritage Database; Accession Number: 2717; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/heritage.php?operation=Display&id=1584; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/1584_web.jpg.

Isabella Ewen, about 1904; New Westminster Heritage Database; Accession Number: 2716; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/heritage.php?operation=Display&id=1585; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/1585_web.jpg.

Isabella Ewen, about 1904; New Westminster Heritage Database; Accession Number: 2716; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/heritage.php?operation=Display&id=1585; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/1585_web.jpg.

By 1911, John was in the Vancouver directories, living at 1734 East First Avenue. (Some references for him continued to use this address, even many years after he had moved to 1857 Nelson Street.)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 903.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 903.

John appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1911 1734 East First Avenue
1912 to 1926 1857 Nelson Street
1927 to 1943 4755 West Second Avenue
1944 Not listed under Vancouver names
1945 to 1950 1947 Pendrell Street

John had a financial agency business with Thomas Frederick Oliphant (1884-1967).

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 904.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 904.

In 1911, John was also the secretary-treasurer of the Pacific Whaling Company, which was part of the Mackenzie and Mann railway interests. He accompanied a group of English capitalists who were looking at Canadian coal mines.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 24, 1911, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53401uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 24, 1911, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53401uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

John and Isabella appeared in the Vancouver society directory in 1914.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 41.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 41.

In September 1914, in Val Cartier, Quebec, John enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War.

He began his war service as a captain and quartermaster. He travelled to England on October 3, 1914, and on February 9, 1915, he went to France. On December 10, 1915, he became a lieutenant-colonel.

During the war, he was treated for neurasthenia and rubella (German measles), although he recovered from these ailments.

He was discharged from the military on November 5, 1917, because he was “surplus to requirements.”

He returned to Vancouver, where he resumed his business as a salmon broker. He later became president of the Cassiar Packing Company, where he stayed until 1941. He retired about 1942.

He attempted to serve with the military during the Second World War by “reducing” his age. Within a few days, however, he was discharged after the authorities checked to find his real age.

By 1945, John was the proprietor of the Sandringham Apartments at 1853 Nelson Street. His former home, next door at 1857 Nelson Street, sometimes served as an annex to the Sandringham Apartments.

Sandringham Apartments at 1853 Nelson Street, 1927; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N257; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/sandringham-apartments-at-1853-nelson-street.

Sandringham Apartments at 1853 Nelson Street, 1927; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N257; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/sandringham-apartments-at-1853-nelson-street.

From 1945 to 1950, John and Isabella lived at 1947 Pendrell Street.

1947 Pendrell Street - Detail from City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 371-723 - [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad

1947 Pendrell Street – Detail from City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 371-723 – [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad

John belonged to the Terminal City Club, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.), and the Mystic Shrine.

John died in Vancouver on May 12, 1950. He was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.

Isabella died in Vancouver on June 9, 1975. She was buried in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster.

John and Isabella had the following children.

 

Alexander Ewen Macmillan

Alexander Ewen Macmillan was born in Vancouver on February 22, 1910.

He was active in the British Columbia fishing industry.

He died in Vancouver on July 2, 2004.

 

Isabella Ewen Macmillan

Isabella Ewen Macmillan was born in Vancouver on August 1, 1914. (She was often called “Isabel.”)

She studied at Crofton House School. For a time she worked in the commercial fishing industry. She was briefly a stenographer at the Vancouver General Hospital, and she also had a fashion business.

By 1943, it appears that she was married to Percy Elmer Latta, who was a furrier. They were living at number 1, 2740 Yukon Street in Vancouver.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1943, page 845 [edited image].

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1943, page 845 [edited image].

Percy was born in Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, on March 3, 1909. His father was William Latta. Percy’s mother was Bertha Van Alstine. Percy was a grocery clerk and a barber before he entered the fur business.

In the 1920s and 1930s he travelled frequently to the United States.

He was married at least twice before his marriage to Isabel. On February 22, 1926, in Belleville, Percy was married to Beatrice Vandewater. They were divorced on December 23, 1929. On January 12, 1931, Percy married Eileen M. O’Regan in Erie, Pennsylvania.

It appears that Isabel’s marriage to Percy ended fairly quickly. (Percy later lived in Victoria, British Columbia. When he died in Victoria on March 7, 1970, he was married to Phyllis Edith Crow. Phyllis later married Frank Richard Pearce (1911-1985).)

By 1946, Isabel was living with her parents at 1947 Pendrell Street. She was the proprietor of Moderne Dress Shop at 6490 Fraser Street.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1946, page 898.

Isabel was a member of the Georgian Club and the Vancouver Club.

Isabel died in Vancouver on July 23, 2005.

 

Sources

Macmillan family history, in Margaret Mclarty “Maggie” Macmillan Macmillan, Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=141188271.

 

Neil Macmillan (father of John McLarty Macmillan)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJC-5Q8 : 2 January 2015), Neil Mac Millan, ; citing Kilmory, Buteshire, Scotland, reference 2:15DD1KX; FHL microfilm 1,041,084.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTL6-HY2 : 8 December 2014), Neil Mcmillan and Margaret Fullerton Mclarty, 23 Dec 1867; citing Lochranza,Bute,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBL8-SMJ : 16 November 2014), Niel Mcmillan, Lochranza, Buteshire, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 15, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,973.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMKT-NMH : 5 November 2014), Neil Mcmillan, Lochranza, Buteshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 11, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,564.

 

Margaret Fullerton Mclarty (mother of John McLarty Macmillan)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJC-GN5 : 2 January 2015), Margaret Mc Larty, ; citing Kilmory, Buteshire, Scotland, reference – 2:15DGP05; FHL microfilm 1,041,084.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYKB-T29 : 2 January 2015), Margaret Mc Larty, 24 Jun 1840; citing , KILMORY, BUTE, SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,041,084.

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYCB-4YM : 13 October 2014), Margaret Mclarty, Kilmory, Buteshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 5, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,721.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTL6-HYK : 8 December 2014), Neil Mcmillan and Margaret Fullerton Mclarty, 23 Dec 1867; citing Lochranza,Bute,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBL8-SMV : 16 November 2014), Margaret Mcmillan, Lochranza, Buteshire, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 15, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,973.

 

John McLarty Macmillan

Jno. M. Macmillan, Who’s Who in Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, 1911, page 254; http://ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=643250&qryID=1905cd01-c42d-4a23-b4d8-7c0a6179318c.

Jno. M. Macmillan, Northern Who’s Who [Who’s Who and Why], A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, Volume 1, by Dr. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 487; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/487/mode/1up.

“Hutcheson Hospital and Schools,” Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), August 27, 1881, issue 205, page 3.

Memories: The Day Hutcheson’s Boys School was Demolished, Evening Times (Glasgow), February 4, 2015; http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/lifestyle/13301840.Memories__the_day_Hutcheson_s_Boys_School_was_demolished/ [includes history of school and photograph of demolition].

New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_Imperial_Bushmen

Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa; by P.L. Murray; Melbourne, Australia, printed by Albert J. Mullett, 1911; http://booksnow2.scholarsportal.info/ebooks/oca9/29/officialrecordso00murr/officialrecordso00murr_bw.pdf.

Development of the Pacific Salmon-Canning Industry: A Grown Man’s Game; edited by Diane Newell; Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1989, page 212; https://books.google.ca/books?id=QrP9wXOnvPQC&pg=PA212&lpg=PA212&dq=%22Cassiar+Packing+Company%22#v=onepage&q=%22Cassiar%20Packing%20Company%22&f=false: “The [Cassiar] cannery is situated on the Skeena River, on the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, with which it has spur connection. It has both tall and half-float lines and is operated by water power. The plant is modern in every respect, well built, well situated, and his has the lowest insurance rate of any cannery on the Skeena River. The General Appraisal Co. of Seattle appraised the company’s assets in 1921 at $130,000 replacement value. Cassiar Packing Company is owned by Col. J.M. MacMillan (2/5ths interest), Mrs. MacMillan (1/5th), A. Wallace (1/5th), and Henry Doyle (1/5th).”

On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967, by Robert Lloyd Webb; Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1988, pages 178-179 [John M. Macmillan of Vancouver applied for a whaling licence in Rennell Sound on the west coast of Moresby Island.]

Wild Whales, http://wildwhales.org/conservation/threats/whaling/ “In 1905, the Pacific Whaling Company (PWC) was established with a head office in Victoria, BC to catch the many species that were still common. The PWC, using modern steam ships with explosive harpoons, built the first modern whaling station in Barkley Sound at Sechart, where whales were brought to be rendered. In 1907, a second whaling station opened in Kyuquot Sound, and a third station opened in Page’s Lagoon (now Piper’s Lagoon) at Nanaimo to catch humpback whales that wintered in the Strait of Georgia.”

Consolidated Whaling Company fonds, British Columbia Archives, Reference code CA BCA MS-0021; https://www.memorybc.ca/consolidated-whaling-company-fonds. [includes references to Pacific Whaling Company.]

British Columbia Commercial Whaling Catch Data 1908 to 1967, L.M. Nichol and others,  Fisheries and Oceans Science Branch, Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2371, pages 2-4; http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/264154.pdf; [describes history of Pacific Whaling Company].

Cassiar Cannery, About Cassiar; http://www.cassiarcannery.com/about/.

Leckie Boots on Salisbury Plain – The Quartermaster’s Testimonial, October 26, 2015; https://oppositethecity.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/leckie-boots-on-salisbury-plain-the-quartermasters-testimonial/ [includes biography of John M. Macmillan]

“The Rissmuller Factor in North American Shore Whaling, 1900–1912: The Pacific Years,” International Journal of Maritime History, by Joan M. Goddard, June 2005, volume 17, number 1, page 171 [refers to John M. Macmillan of Vancouver].

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYYM-XHH : 2 January 2015), John Mclarty Mcmillan, 19 Dec 1871; citing LOCHRANZA,BUTE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3FN-SNM : accessed 21 May 2017), John M Mcmillan, From Cleveland Penensula north to Wrangel Narrows including all islands to the west. Ft. Wrang, Southern District, Alaska Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4, sheet 38B, family 264, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,830.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-49M : 21 January 2016), John M Macmillan and Isabella May Eweu, 07 Dec 1904; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“A Pretty Wedding; Nuptials of Miss Isabel Ewen and Mr. John Macmillan,” Vancouver Province, December 8, 1904, page 11: “One of the prettiest weddings that the Rroyal City has seen for a long time took place last evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ewen, Sixth street, the occiasion being the nuptials of their daughter, Miss Isabel May Ewen, a popular young lady of this city, and Mr. John Macmillan of the firm of Menzies & Co., Vancouver brokers. . . .[The bride] was attended by her younger sister, Miss Alexandrina Ewen. . . . The groom was waited upon by Mr. Harold Moore of Vancouver.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS6-PWF : 27 December 2014), John M Macmillan, Feb 1911; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, T-4701, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YYM : 2 March 2015), John Macmillan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62226&highlight=21&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+MacMillan.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJVT-QJ3 : 6 December 2014), John M Macmillan, 24 Feb 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Captain John McLarty MacMillan; Canadian Great War Project; http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=89831

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Macmillan, John Mclarty; Rank: LCL; Date of Birth: 19/12/1872; Place of Birth: Lochraura [sic: Lochranza], Isle of Arran Scotland; Enlistment Date: 1914-09-23; Place of Enlistment: Valcartier QC Canada; Unit: 7th Battalion; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7117 – 49; Item Number: 167353; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=167353. Digitized service file: B7117-S049: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7117-S049.

1921 Canada Census, John Macmillan [indexed as John Macmidland]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR4-VWL : 13 April 2017), John Mclarty Macmillan, 1950; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e0fba84e-6121-49de-9e3d-92a7897901db.

“Boer War Veteran Dies Here,” Vancouver Province, May 15, 1950, page 2 [Includes photograph of John Macmillan.]

“Veteran of Three Wars Dies Here,” Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1950, page 21: “. . . By “reducing” his age he actually enlisted in the Second World War, but after a few days the authorities looked up the records showing he was close to 70. He was discharged. He leaves .his wife; one son, A Ewen Macmillan, Vancouver; one daughter, Mrs. Isabel M. Latta, Vancouver, and three grandchildren.”

John M. Macmillan, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 15, 1950, page 15; Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1950, page 37: “Macmillan—Passed away in hospital, May 12th, 1950, Lt., Col. John M. Macmillan of 1947 Pendrell [sic] St., in his 78th year. Survived by his wife; one son, A. Ewen Macmillan of Vancouver and Cassiar Cannery, Skeena River; one daughter, Mrs. Isabel M. Latta, city; also three grandchildren. Funeral service in Georgia Chapel of Center and Hana, 1049 W. Georgia, Tuesday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. George Turpin officiating. Cremation, Garden Chapel, Ocean View Burial Park.”

LTC John McLarty MacMillan, Find A Grave Memorial# 159603123; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=159603123.

 

Alexander Ewen (father of Isabella May Ewen)

  1. Keith Ralston, “Ewen, Alexander,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed May 21, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/ewen_alexander_13E.html.

Alexander Ewen, Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians, by J.B. Kerr; Vancouver, Kerr and Begg, 1890, pages 162-164; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerriala#page/162/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerriala#page/163/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerriala#page/164/mode/1up.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-9K2 : 21 January 2016), Alexander Ewen and Mary Rogers, 26 Jan 1876; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-WGS : 27 April 2017), Alexander Ewen, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLV-L4X : 13 April 2017), Alexander Ewen, 1907.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV9-199G : 13 December 2015), Alexander Ewen, 1907; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 8266903, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8266903. [Includes photograph and biography of Alexander Ewen. Note: the biography suggests that he married Mary Rogers in Toronto, rather than in British Columbia.]

 

Mary Rogers (mother of Isabella May Ewen)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-9KV : 21 January 2016), Alexander Ewen and Mary Rogers, 26 Jan 1876; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LN1 : 13 November 2014), Mary Ewen, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-WG3 : 27 April 2017), Mary Ewen, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV9-199P : 11 July 2016), Mary Rogers Ewen, 1925; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 8266938, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8266938. [Includes photograph and biography. Some facts in the biography do not correspond with other sources.]

 

Isabella May Ewen (wife of John McLarty Macmillan)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-WGQ : 27 April 2017), Essabella M Ewen in household of Mary Ewen, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-4MY : 21 January 2016), John M Macmillan and Isabella May Eweu [sic], 07 Dec 1904; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YY9 : 2 March 2015), Isabella Macmillan in entry for John Macmillan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62226&highlight=22&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Isabella+MacMillan.

Isabella Ewen Macmillan [photograph], 1912, New Westminster Heritage Database; Accession Number: 2712; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/heritage.php?operation=Display&id=1265; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/1265_web.jpg.

Society, Vancouver Province, June 2, 1913, page 8; Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1913, page 8: “Mrs. John M. Macmillan, 1857 Nelson Street, will not receive on Thursday, nor again this season.”

1921 Canada Census, Isabel Macmillan [indexed as Isabel Macmidland] in household of John Macmillan [indexed as John Macmidland]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBG-8Y3 : 13 April 2017), Isabella May Macmillan, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7d313a18-7b1b-4913-902d-4d1be7b6089f.

Isabella May Macmillan, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 10, 1975, page 25; Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1975, page 42: “Macmillan—Isabella May, on June 8, 1975, in her 97th year, widow of Lt. Col. J.M. Macmillan. Survived by 1 son, Alexander Ewen; 1 daughter, Mrs. Isabel M. Latta; 3 grandchildren, Don, Kim and Leslie Macmillan. Funeral private. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by Simmons & McBride.”

“Mrs. Macmillan funeral held Monday,” Vancouver Province, June 10, 1975, page 12:

“Funeral was held Monday for Mrs. John M. Macmillan, 97, a daughter of the first president of B.C. Packers Ltd.

Mrs. Macmillan, who died Sunday, was a daughter of Alexander Ewan Macmillan [sic: this should be Alexander Ewen] a founder of the B.C. fish packing industry. She had been a board member of the Cassiar Packing Company Ltd.

She was born in New Westminster and lived all her life in the Vancouver Area.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Isabel Latta, of Vancouver, and a son Alexander Ewan [sic] Macmillan, also of Vancouver.”

Isabella May Ewen MacMillan, Find A Grave Memorial# 159603124; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=159603124: Burial: Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. [Note: states that death date was June 9, 1981. This does not correspond with other sources.]

 

Alexander Ewen Macmillan (son of John McLarty Macmillan)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-YYS : 2 March 2015), Alexander Macmillan in entry for John Macmillan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62226&highlight=23&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Alexander+MacMillan.

1921 Canada Census, Ewen Macmillan [indexed as Ewart Macmidland] in household of John Macmillan [indexed as John Macmidland]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Alexander Ewen Macmillan, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 6, 2004; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=alexander-macmillan&pid=157215369: “Macmillan—Alexander Ewen. Born in Vancouver February 22, 1910 and died in Vancouver July 2, 2004. Survived by his wife, Kathryn, sister, Isabel Latta; son, Donald; daughters, Kendall and Leslie; daughter-in-law, Janet Sutherland and four grandchildren, Christopher, Ian, Adrienne and Angus. He loved the Skeena River and its fishery, good boats, good dogs, bag pipe music and rye whiskey. We have lost a husband, a father and one of the patriarchs of the commercial fishing industry. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, July 21 at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the B. C. Cancer Foundation, 200-601 West Broadway or to the charity of your choice.”

 

Isabella Ewen Macmillan (daughter of John McLarty Macmillan)

1921 Canada Census, Isabel Macmillan [indexed as Isabel Macmidland] in household of John Macmillan [indexed as John Macmidland]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Isabel Macmillan Latta, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and The Province from June 28 to June 29, 2005; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=isabel-macmillan-latta&pid=14399122: “Latta, Isabel Macmillan. Born in Vancouver August 1, 1914, died in Vancouver June 23, 2005. She is survived by her sister-in-law Kathryn Macmillan, her nephew Donald, her niece Kendall, her niece Leslie and great-nephews Christopher, Ian, Angus and great-niece Adrienne. Isabel graduated from Crofton House School. She spent her early adulthood involved in the commercial fishing industry and went on to become a respected member of the Vancouver business community. Isabel was first a member of the Georgian Club and then the Vancouver Club and travelled extensively throughout her life. Isabel will be missed by her family and her many friends, both in Vancouver and Britain. By request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.”

 

Percy Elmer Latta (possibly husband of Isabella Ewen Macmillan)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SBJ8-1T5 : accessed 2017-05-21), entry for Percy Elmer /Latta/.

Percy Elmer Latta; https://www.geni.com/people/Percy-Latta/6000000045723469894: Birthdate: March 3, 1909 (61); Birthplace: Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada; Death: Died March 7, 1970 in Victoria, Capital, British Columbia, Canada; Cause of death: Heart attack; Place of Burial: Saanich, Capital, British Columbia, Canada; Immediate Family: Son of William Latta and Bertha Latta; Husband of Phyllis Edith Latta and Beatrice Latta; Brother of Delbert Latta; Half brother of Mabel Latta and Samuel Earl Latta. Occupation: Furrier.”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9H-JB5N : 15 January 2016), Percy Elmer Latta, 03 Mar 1909; citing Birth, Thurlow, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,394,024.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-X61Z : 2 March 2015), Percy Latta in entry for William Latta, 1911; citing Census, Hastings East Sub-Districts 1-23, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,501.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3R-5976 : 9 October 2015), Percy Elmer Latta, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 52, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,765.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG2L-STL : 27 November 2014), Percy Elmer Latta, 10 Aug 1925; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Rochester, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3R-597D : 9 October 2015), Percy E Latta, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 52, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,765.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMR-C2BG : 13 April 2015), Percy Elmer Latta and Beatrice Vandewater, 22 Feb 1926; citing registration , Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,425,711.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5HV-4BW : accessed 21 May 2017), Eileen M O Reagan in household of John J O Reagan, Niagara Falls Ward 1, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 97, sheet 1A, family 11, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1050; FHL microfilm 1,375,063.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4RS-YPK : accessed 21 May 2017), Eileen O’Regan, Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 1B, line 100, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1618; FHL microfilm 2,341,352.

“Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFQR-S8Y : 24 June 2016), Percy E. Latta and Eileen M. O’Regan, 1931.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG2L-STR : 27 November 2014), Percy E Latta, 02 Mar 1932; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70.

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23C-HQ5G : 20 May 2016), Percy Elmer Latta, 1933; citing  NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 00070, FHL microfilm 2,017,277.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG2L-ST5 : 27 November 2014), Percy E Latta, 02 Mar 1933; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG2L-STP : 27 November 2014), Percy E Latta, 18 Sep 1933; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70.

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23C-HQ5S : 20 May 2016), Percy Elmer Latta, 1936; citing  NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 00070, FHL microfilm 2,017,277.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG2L-STG : 27 November 2014), Percy Elmer Latta, 14 Feb 1936; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPY7-JNL : 27 November 2014), Percy Elmer Latta, 28 Sep 1938; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYZ-R4X : 13 April 2017), Percy Elmer Latta, 1970; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6e6c03f7-f00e-471f-b427-b71c57d83f43.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKT-74H : 13 April 2017), Frank Richard Pearce, 1985.

 

Thomas Frederick Oliphant (financial broker)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ8-VMQ : 21 January 2016), Thomas Frederick Jackson Oliphant and Agnes Mary Roberts, 27 Jan 1914; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Oliphant, Thomas Frederick; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 23/11/1884; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7448 – 36; Item Number: 543961; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=543961; Digitized service file: B7448-S036; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7448-S036.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H25-X5P : 27 December 2014), Thomas Frederick Oliphant, Jun 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14796, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRS-VC9 : 13 April 2017), Agnes Mary Oliphant, 1960; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/edce2aa3-3ebd-4e58-9c9d-ec8ff61eafa5.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYS-H7W : 13 April 2017), Thomas Frederick Oliphant, 1967; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8af04d9c-5346-4ede-ba46-6cced9ca7a13.