MacPherson, Ewen Cluny (1851-1932)

Ewen Cluny MacPherson was a farmer, hotel keeper and saloon manager. He lived at 952 Denman Street from 1910 to 1924.

Ewen Cluny MacPherson was born in Blair Atholl, Scotland, in 1851. His father was Alexander MacPherson. His mother was Janet Cameron.

Ewen’s family operated the Tarbet Hotel, which was (and still is) on the banks of Loch Lomond.

 

Tarbet Hotel, http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/images/contributions/TarbetHotelCoach.jpg

Tarbet Hotel, http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/images/contributions/TarbetHotelCoach.jpg

Ewen travelled to Argentina and Australia, and later went to Canada about 1888. He settled in Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia.

He became friends with John Reitter Brown (sometimes called “Jack”). Brown Brothers operated the St. Alice Hotel in Harrison Hot Springs.

Saint Alice Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., [detail]; Vancouver City Archives, Out P22.1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/saint-alice-hotel-harrison-hot-springs-b-c.

Saint Alice Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., [detail]; Vancouver City Archives, Out P22.1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/saint-alice-hotel-harrison-hot-springs-b-c.

On June 5, 1888, Jack Brown married Luella Beatrice Agassiz, who was the daughter of Lewis Nunn Agassiz and Isabella Stewart.

On December 27, 1890, probably in Agassiz, British Columbia, Ewen married Luella’s sister, Jane Vaudine Caroline Agassiz. (Her second name often appears as “Vandine,” but it appears that the correct spelling is “Vaudine.”)

Mrs. Ewen MacPherson, nee Jane Vandine [sic] Caroline Agassiz (about 1875); British Columbia Archives; Item G-07219; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/mrs-ewen-macpherson-nee-jane-vandine-caroline-agassiz [cropped image].

Mrs. Ewen MacPherson, nee Jane Vandine [sic] Caroline Agassiz (about 1875); British Columbia Archives; Item G-07219; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/mrs-ewen-macpherson-nee-jane-vandine-caroline-agassiz [cropped image].

Ewen had a small farm that supplied eggs and milk to the Saint Alice Hotel.

The 1895 directory described him as a “gentleman.”

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 88 (Harrison Hot Springs)

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 88 (Harrison Hot Springs)

In 1897 and 1898, he was also the proprietor of the Bodega Saloon at 217 Carrall Street in Vancouver.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 663

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 663

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 594

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 594

Ewen did not appear in the Vancouver directories from 1899 to 1909. By 1910, he was at 952 Denman Street in Vancouver.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 945

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 945

Jane died in Vancouver on June 21, 1916. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Ewen remained at 952 Denman Street until 1925, when he moved to 3513 West 18th Avenue.

From about 1928 to 1932, he was at 3055 West 38th Avenue.

Ewen died in Vancouver on June 25, 1932. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Ewen and Jane had the following children.

 

Florence May Edith MacPherson

Florence May Edith MacPherson was born on September 16, 1892. It appears that she was sometimes known as “Girlie.”

Florence and her sisters attended Crofton House School in Vancouver.

On November 28, 1914, in Vancouver, Florence married Hesketh St. John Biggs, who worked for a time as a meter reader and clerk with the British Columbia Electric Railway.

Hesketh was born in Camberwell, Australia on May 3, 1891. His father was St. John Alder Biggs (1854-1910); his mother was Mary Josephine Ray (born about 1859 in Victoria, Australia).

Hesketh enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Florence was a Red Cross volunteer nurse in England during the war.

During the war, Hesketh contracted tuberculosis. He died in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 1942.

Florence died in Sechelt, British Columbia, on January 30, 1982.

The page on Hesketh St John Biggs page has more information: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/biggs-hesketh-st-john-1891-1942/.

 

Constance Marjory MacPherson

Constance Marjory MacPherson was born in Vancouver on December 11, 1893.

On July 3, 1920, in Agassiz, British Columbia, she married James William Hermon. He was born on October 7, 1892, in Vancouver. His father was Ernest Bolton Hermon (1863-1937), who was a surveyor. His mother was Catherine Elizabeth Thomson (1862-1950).

James served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, and he later became a surveyor.

James died in Vancouver on July 12, 1970.

Constance died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 1, 1988.

 

Edith Caroline MacPherson

Edith Caroline MacPherson was born in Agassiz (or Harrison Hot Springs), British Columbia, on April 25, 1896.

On February 6, 1922, in Vancouver, she married Ernest Leslie Baker, who was a bank clerk and accountant. He was born in London, England, on December 22, 1891. His father was Edward Baker. His mother was Annie Harrison Lumb.

Ernest and Edith later lived at Gibson’s Landing (often called “Gibson’s” or “Gibsons”).

Ernest died in Gibson’s on June 17, 1959. He was buried in Sea View cemetery in Gibson’s.

Edith died in Sechelt, British Columbia, on October 21, 1986.

 

Sources

 

Ewen Cluny MacPherson

Ewen Cluny MacPherson (1851-1932); http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/ewen-cluny-macpherson_1288198: “Born in Blair Atholl, Scotland on 1851 to Alexander McPherson and Margaret Mcpherson Mcpherson. Ewen Cluny married Jane Vaudine Agassiz and had 3 children. He passed away on 1932 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

10344, Ewen Cluny Macpherson; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a10344&id=I042.

Tarbet, Argyll, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarbet,_Argyll.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8X-G1M : accessed 10 April 2016), Ewen Macpherson and Jane Vaudine Caroline Agasoriz, 27 Dec 1890; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-WFW : accessed 11 April 2016), Ewan Mcpherson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00229.

Changing Vancouver, Bodega Hotel – Carrall Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/bodega-hotel-carrall-street/

B.C. Voters List 1898 – McL to McQ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votemcl.htm: “McPherson, Ewen, 511 Powell St, Gentleman, Van”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-M4S : accessed 10 April 2016), Ewen Mcpherson, C, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPWK : accessed 10 April 2016), Ewen Mac Pherson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-ZYN : accessed 10 April 2016), Ewan Cluny Macpherson, 1932.

Ewan [sic] Cluny MacPherson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 27, 1932, page 9; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Oi5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2919%2C2953740:

“Ewan Cluny MacPherson, 82, died June 25, after 45 years here. He was born in Scotland and resided at 3055 West Thirty-eighth Avenue.

He leaves three daughters: Mrs. H. St. J. Biggs and Mrs. J.W. Hermon, Vancouver, and Mrs. E.L. Baker, Calgary, Alberta.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of Messrs. Center & Hanna to Mountain View, Rev. J.S. McGaffin officiating.”

Ewen Cluny MacPherson, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 27, 1932, page 13; Vancouver Sun, June 27, 1932, page 12; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Oi5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=6024%2C2969724 [link leads to column 2; death notice is in column 1]: “Macpherson—Died on June 25, 1932, Ewan [sic] Cluny MacPherson, 3055 W. 38th Ave, in his 82nd year, leaving three daughters, Mrs. H. St. John Biggs and Mrs. J.W. Hermon, Vancouver, and Mrs. E.L. Baker of Calgary to mourn his loss. Funeral services will be held in Center & Hanna’s chapel on Tuesday morning, June 28, at 10:30 o’clock, Rev. J.S. McGaffin officiating. Committal family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QFSM : accessed 10 April 2016), Ewan C. Macpherson, 1932; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26298884, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26298884.

 

John Reitter Brown (hotel operator in Harrison Hot Springs)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-75T : accessed 11 April 2016), John Reilter Brown and Luella Beatrice Agassiz, 05 Jun 1888; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-KFY : accessed 11 April 2016), John R Brown, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 27, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-138T : accessed 11 April 2016), John R Brown, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-W96 : accessed 11 April 2016), Frederick Reitter Brown, 13 Feb 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

 

Alexander J MacPherson (brother of Ewen Cluny Macpherson)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-GP1 : accessed 11 April 2016), Alexander J Mcpherson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00034

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-JCY : accessed 11 April 2016), Alex J Macpherson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKC-B2S : accessed 11 April 2016), Alexander Mcpherson, 1908. (possible connection)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QXBY : accessed 11 April 2016), Alexander Macpherson, 1908; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26261915, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26261915. (possible connection)

 

Jane Vaudine Caroline Aggasiz (wife of Ewen Cluny MacPherson)

Jane Vaudine Agassiz (1856-1916); http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/jane-vaudine-agassiz_9717604: “Born in Westminster, Ontario, Canada on 26 Aug 1856 to Lewis Nunn Agassiz and Mary Caroline Schram. Jane Vaudine married Ewen Cluny MacPherson and had 3 children. She passed away on 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-WF4 : accessed 11 April 2016), Jane Mcpherson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00229.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-M43 : accessed 10 April 2016), Jane Mcpherson in household of Ewen Mcpherson, C, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Social and Personal, Vancouver World, January 19, 110, page 13: “Mrs. Ewen Macpherson, late of Agassiz, B.C., has come to this city to reside, and is living at 952 Denman St. Mrs. Macpherson has a number of friends in Vancouver, who will give her a very warm welcome.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPW2 : accessed 10 April 2016), Jane Vaudine Mac Pherson in entry for Ewen Mac Pherson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-KLD : accessed 10 April 2016), Jane Caroline Macpherson, 1916.

Jane Vandine [sic] Caroline MacPherson, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 22, 1916, page 15, column 1: “Deaths: Macpherson—Jane Vandine Caroline Macpherson at 952 Denman street on June 21, wife of Ewen MacPherson.”

Jane Undine [sic] Caroline MacPherson, funeral notice, Vancouver Province, June 23, 1916, page 19, column 1: “The funeral of the late Jane Undine Caroline MacPherson, wife of Ewen MacPherson, will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from St. Paul’s Church. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QFQP : accessed 10 April 2016), Jane C. Macpherson, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26298885, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26298885.

 

Florence May Edith (“Girlie”?) MacPherson (daughter of Ewen Cluny MacPherson)

Florence MacPherson (born 1891); http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/florence-macpherson_49942810: “Born on 1891 to Ewen Cluny MacPherson and Jane Vaudine Agassiz.”

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-H2L : accessed 10 April 2016), Florence May Edith Macpherson, 16 Sep 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-M4Q : accessed 10 April 2016), Florence Mcpherson in household of Ewen Mcpherson, C, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPWL : accessed 10 April 2016), Florence May Mac Pherson in entry for Ewen Mac Pherson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 12, 1914, page 5: “The Misses Florence and Marjorie McPherson of Denman street entertained at tea yesterday in honor of Miss Marion Bostock.”

Crofton House School: The First Ninety Years: 1898-1988, by Elizabeth Bell-Irving; Vancouver, Crofton House School, 1988, page 58.

“Several Croftonians were stranded in Europe when war broke out. Some of them, and others who came directly from Canada, became nurses and drivers. [listed names]. . . Florence Macpherson . . . were Red Cross Volunteer Nurses in wartime England.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-G1V : accessed 10 April 2016), Hesketh St John Biggs and Florence May Edel Macpherson, 28 Nov 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

Hesketh St. John Biggs and Florence May Edith (Girlie) MacPherson, wedding description, Vancouver World, November 30, 1914, page 5: “One of the most largely attended and fashionable military weddings of the past week was celebrated at St. Paul’s church, Jervis street, on Saturday morning, when Mr. Hesketh St. John Biggs, only son of the late St. John Alder Biggs and M. Josephine Browning, of Vancouver, and grandson of the late Colonel Thomas Biggs, R.A., and a nephew of Lieut.-Col. H.V. Biggs, D.S.O., R.E., was married to Florence May Edith (Girlie), eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ewen Macpherson, of Denman street, and granddaughter of Mrs. Agassiz, of “Fernycoombe,” Agassiz, B.C.” [includes description of wedding party].

Hesketh St. John Biggs and Florence May Edith MacPherson, wedding description, Vancouver Province, November 30, 1914, page 8. [similar to description in Vancouver World, November 30, 1914, page 5, above.]

Hesketh St. John Biggs and Florence May Edith MacPherson, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1914, page 5. [similar to description in Vancouver World, November 30, 1914, page 5, above.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-J74 : accessed 10 April 2016), Florence May Edith Biggs, 1982.

Florence May Edith Biggs, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 2, 1982, page D4; Vancouver Sun, February 2, 1982, page D4: “Biggs—Passed away January 30, 1982, Florence May Edith Biggs, late of Gibsons, in her 90th year. Survived by 1 son, Ronald and his wife Stephanie; 7 grandchildren, Russell, Cam, Tom, Susan, Karen, Sandra and Pamela; 2 sisters, Marjorie Hermon, Vancouver, and Edith Baker, Gibsons. Memorial service, Saturday, February 6, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Kiwanis Care Home, Gibsons.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1L-Y6P : accessed 10 April 2016), Dorathy Edith St John Biggs, 1977.

 

Constance Marjory MacPherson (daughter of Ewen Cluny MacPherson)

Constance Marjory MacPherson (1893-1988); http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/constance-marjory-macpherson_73921252: “Born in Vancouver, Canada on 11 Dec 1893 to Ewen Cluny MacPherson and Jane Vaudine Agassiz. Constance Marjory married James William Hermon and had 5 children. She passed away on 1 Jan 1988 in West Vancouver.”

Constance Marjory Macpherson, 10344; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a10344&id=I006. [Includes family history.]

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1893-09-116369; Constance Marjory Macpherson; date of birth: December 11, 1893; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/004401548/004401548_02790.jpg.

British Columbia Baptisms; Constance Marjory Mcpherson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16247; date of baptism: January 28, 1894; place of baptism: Vancouver; date of birth: December 11, 1893; Church of England; Church Name: St James Church; Other Location: Burrard Inlet and North Arm; parents: Ewen and Jane Macpherson.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-M47 : accessed 10 April 2016), Margory Mcpherson in household of Ewen Mcpherson, C, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPWG : accessed 10 April 2016), Constance Marjory Mac Pherson in entry for Ewen Mac Pherson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 12, 1914, page 5: “The Misses Florence and Marjorie McPherson of Denman street entertained at tea yesterday in honor of Miss Marion Bostock.”

Ernest Bolton Hermon, biography, Association of Ontario Land Surveyors; http://www.aols.org/sites/default/files/Hermon-E.B.pdf. [Provides list of children and grandchildren, including those of James William Hermon and Constance Marjory MacPherson.]

Ernest Bolton Hermon, 10344, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a10344&id=I011.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2V-2YY : accessed 10 April 2016), Ernest Bolton Hermon, 1937.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRN-QYP : accessed 10 April 2016), Catherine Elizabeth Hermon, 1950.

James William Hermon, 10344, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a10344&id=I005,

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-CYY : accessed 10 April 2016), James William Hermon, 07 Oct 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MR5R : accessed 10 April 2016), James W Hermon in entry for Ernest B Hermon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Hermon, James William; Regimental Number: 28911; Date of Birth: 07/10/1892; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4292 – 2; Item Number: 468663; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=468663. Digitized service file – PDF format: B4292-S002; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4292-S002.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZB-3NR : accessed 10 April 2016), James William Hermon and Constance Marjory Mac Pherson, 03 Jul 1920; citing Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12905, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,874.

Marjorie Macpherson and James W. Hermon, wedding description, Vancouver Province, July 6, 1920, page 8: “A pretty wedding took place on Saturday, July 3, at All Saints Church, Agassiz, when Marjorie, second daughter of Mr. Ewen Macpherson, 952 Denman street, Vancouver, was united in marriage to Mr. James W. Hermon, late of the Royal Flying Corps, and eldest son of Mr. E.B. Hermon, Vancouver Heights. . . . After the ceremony a reception was held in the grounds surrounding “Ferny Combe,” the residence of Mrs. Agassiz, grandmother of the bride. Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Hermon left midst a shower of rose leaves for a honeymoon at Harrison Hot Springs. On their return they will reside at 952 Denman street, Vancouver.”

Marjorie Macpherson and James W. Hermon, wedding description, Vancouver World, July 3, 1920, page 8 [similar to Marjorie Macpherson and James W. Hermon, wedding description, Vancouver Province, July 6, 1920, page 8.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYN-JQ7 : accessed 10 April 2016), James William Hermon, 1970.

James William Hermon, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 13, 1970, page 26; Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1970, page 30: “Hermon—James William of Vancouver, B.C., passed away July 12, 1970, in his 78th year. Survived by his loving wife, Marjory; 3 sons, Richard of Montreal, Jock and Hamish, both of Vancouver; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norman Chadwick (Edith) of Vancouver and Mrs. L.W. de Cocq (Constance) of Bellevue, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 1 brother, E.T. Hermon of Oliver, B.C.; 2 sisters, Miss Beth Hermon of Vancouver and Mrs. L. Stokes (Katherine) of Calgary, Alta. Mr. Hermon was a member of an old pioneering Vancouver family. No service according to the last wishes of the deceased. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declines Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-000030; Constance Marjory Hermon; date of death: January 1, 1988; place of death: West Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1988000030.jpg.

Constance Marjory Hermon, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 4, 1988, page 47; Vancouver Sun, January 4, 1988, page C1: “Hermon—Constance Marjory (née MacPherson), of West Vancouver, on January 1, 1988, in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband, James William in 1970 and her daughter Mrs. N. Chadwick (Edith) in 1971. Survived by her daughter Mrs. L.W. deCocq (Constance), of Bellevue, Wash.; sons Dick and Hamish, both of Vancouver, Jock, of Madeira Park; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hermon was a member of an old pioneering British Columbia family and was a former first reader in the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist. At her request her remains will be cremated. There will be no service and flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY2-Y3V : accessed 10 April 2016), Edith Elizabeth Chadwick, 1971.

 

Edith Caroline MacPherson (daughter of Ewen Cluny MacPherson)

Edith Macpherson (born 1895); http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/edith-macpherson_66520289: “Born on 1895 to Ewen Cluny MacPherson and Jane Vaudine Agassiz.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-M4W : accessed 10 April 2016), Edith Mcpherson in household of Ewen Mcpherson, C, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPWP : accessed 10 April 2016), Edith Caroline Mac Pherson in entry for Ewen Mac Pherson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNYJ-FZV : accessed 11 April 2016), Edward Baker and Annie Harrison Lumb, 04 Dec 1877; citing Penge, Surrey, England, reference item 11 p 212; FHL microfilm 2,145,476.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ1-VYH : accessed 10 April 2016), Ernest Leslie Baker and Edith Caroline Macpherson, 06 Feb 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,225.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRQ-ZM8 : accessed 10 April 2016), Ernest Leslie Baker, 1959.

Ernest Leslie Baker, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 18, 1959, page 24; Vancouver Sun, June 18, 1959, page 32: “Baker—Passed away at Gibsons, Ernest Leslie Baker in his 67th year. Survived by his loving wife, Edith; 2 sons, Ken and Keith; 1 daughter, Leslie; 3 grandchildren; 1 sister, Ethel Harkness; 1 brother, England. Funeral service Anglican Church, Gibsons, at 2 p.m., Friday, June 19. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bartholomew’s, Gibsons. Rev. D. Harris officiating. Graham Funeral Directors.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVL-D5D : accessed 10 April 2016), Edith Caroline Baker, 1986.

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