Mahon, Edward (1862-1937)

Edward Mahon was a real estate broker and developer. It appears that he was staying temporarily in David Wilson’s house at 1966 Haro Street in 1914.

Edward Mahon and family; The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon; http://www.trailsintime.org/html/thegreennecklace/

Edward Mahon and family; The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon; http://www.trailsintime.org/html/thegreennecklace/

Edward Mahon was born on June 11, 1862, in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire. He was the sixth son of Reverend Sir William Vesey Ross Mahon (1813-1893), an Irish baronet who was living in England. The family home was Castlegar, County Galway, Ireland.

Evening Telegraph and Star and Sheffield Daily Times (Sheffield, England), ; Issue 1926, August 14, 1893; page 3.

Evening Telegraph and Star and Sheffield Daily Times (Sheffield, England), ; Issue 1926, August 14, 1893; page 3.

"Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5Z-WJT : accessed 27 March 2016), William Vesey Ross Mahon, 14 Aug 1893; citing 00256, 005014907, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100,993.

“Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5Z-WJT : accessed 27 March 2016), William Vesey Ross Mahon, 14 Aug 1893; citing 00256, 005014907, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100,993.

Edward’s mother was Jane King (1826-1895).

Lady Jane Mahon, Statutory Notice to Creditors, The Standard (London, England), September 10, 1895, page 1.

Lady Jane Mahon, Statutory Notice to Creditors, The Standard (London, England), September 10, 1895, page 1.

Edward went to school at Marlborough College in Wiltshire. This school was founded in 1843 for the sons of Church of England clergy.

Marlborough College, Marlborough, 1889, Wiltshire Community History, http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getimage.php?id=729.

Marlborough College, Marlborough, 1889, Wiltshire Community History, http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getimage.php?id=729.

Edward later studied at Exeter College at the University of Oxford.

Exeter College, 1903. Source: Alden's Oxford Guide, Internet Archive and St. Michael's College Toronto; http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/oxford/exeter/3.html.

Exeter College, 1903. Source: Alden’s Oxford Guide, Internet Archive and St. Michael’s College Toronto; http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/oxford/exeter/3.html.

Edward received a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford in 1884.

Oxford men, 1880-1892, by Joseph Foster; Oxford, James Parker and Company, 1893, page 397; https://archive.org/stream/oxfordmen188018900fostuoft#page/n300/mode/1up

Oxford men, 1880-1892, by Joseph Foster; Oxford, James Parker and Company, 1893, page 397; https://archive.org/stream/oxfordmen188018900fostuoft#page/n300/mode/1up

He arrived in British Columbia in the late 1880s. He spent a short time in Vancouver, and later went to the Slocan area of British Columbia, where his brother, Gilbert, was active in the mining industry. (The city of Castlegar was named for the Mahon’s family home of Castlegar in Ireland.)

By 1894, Edward was in Vancouver.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 513

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 513

He appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver. (The addresses for 1001 Seaton Street, 323 Burrard Street, and 1001 West Hastings Street are different versions that all apply to the same house.)

1894 to 1897 825 Howe Street
1898 to 1901 Seaton Street, corner Burrard Street
1902 to 1909 1001 Seaton Street
1910 1001 Seaton and 323 Burrard Street
1911 to 1913 323 Burrard Street
1914 323 Burrard Street and 1966 Haro Street (under street listing); 1968 Haro Street under Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory
1915 323 Burrard Street
1916 to 1919 1001 West Hastings Street
1920 323 Burrard Street
1921 no address under Vancouver names; 323 Burrard Street in 1921 Canada census
1922 and 1923 323 Burrard Street
1924 no address under Vancouver names
1925 to 1928 323 Burrard Street
1929 to 1937 1370 Burnaby Street

Edward’s main home from 1898 to about 1928 was at the corner of Burrard Street and Seaton Street. (After 1915, Seaton Street was called West Hastings Street).

Mahon [house], last house on Burrard [1927?]; City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 677-964; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mahon-house-last-house-on-burrard.

Mahon [house], last house on Burrard [1927?]; City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 677-964; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mahon-house-last-house-on-burrard.

Old House Hastings and Burrard Streets, Jan. 20, 1929; City of Vancouver Archives; CVA 447-296; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/old-house-hastings-and-burrard-sts. Background: The Mahon House – Hastings and Burrard; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/edward-mahon/.

Old House Hastings and Burrard Streets, Jan. 20, 1929; City of Vancouver Archives; CVA 447-296; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/old-house-hastings-and-burrard-sts. Background: The Mahon House – Hastings and Burrard; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/edward-mahon/.

Mahon [house], last house on Burrard [1927?]; City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 677-956; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mahon-house.

Mahon [house], last house on Burrard [1927?]; City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 677-956; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mahon-house.

Edward became part of the company called Mahon, MacFarland and Mahon Ltd., which Edward’s brother, John, had founded. Joseph Walter McFarland, who lived at 1865 Haro Street from 1900 to 1937, was another member of the firm.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 648

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 648

Frederick James Procter, who lived at 1846 Haro Street from 1910 to 1917, later joined the company as a director. In 1910, the business became known as Mahon, McFarland and Proctor Ltd.

Edward was a director of North Vancouver Land and Improvement Co., Ltd., the Great Dominion Land Co. Ltd., the Albion Land Co. Ltd., and the North Shore Press. He had many interests in real property. The North Vancouver Land and Improvement Company was a prominent player in the development of the North Shore of Burrard Inlet. Edward was part of the committee that supported the incorporation of the City of North Vancouver in 1907.

Edward belonged to the Vancouver Club, the University Club in Dublin, Ireland, the Union Club in Victoria, and the Jericho Country Club. He also supported tuberculosis treatment facilities, including the sanitorium at Tranquille, near Kamloops, British Columbia.

On April 26, 1911, Edward married Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck. She was born in Macao, China, on March 20, 1889. Her father was James Knight Rebbeck (1848-1910), a mechanical engineer and naval architect who had lived in India and elsewhere in Asia, including Macao.

The Rebbeck family arrived in British Columbia in the early 1890s. They lived in Vancouver briefly, but soon moved to Victoria, where James Rebbeck worked as a manager for the Albion Iron Works, and later as a consulting engineer. James died in Victoria on September 1, 1910.

Lilette’s mother was Emelie Caroline Elizabeth d’Abbadie (1863-1935) (often called Elizabeth).

A few years before 1911, Edward had invited Lilette to the Vancouver Club’s New Year’s Eve Ball. She did attend, along with a suitable chaperone. Later, despite the difference in their ages, Edward persuaded Lilette to marry him.

Because Lilette’s father had died the previous fall, the wedding in Christ Church was fairly quiet. After the wedding, Edward and Lilette travelled to New York and then on to England and continental Europe, including a visit with Edward’s family in England.

Edward (along with Lilette, after the wedding) appeared in several social registers:

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 59

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 59

Northern Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, Volume 1; edited by Dr. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 492; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/492/mode/1up

Northern Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, Volume 1; edited by Dr. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 492; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/492/mode/1up

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 42

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 42

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 46

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 46

In the late 1920s, Edward and Lilette moved from their house at 323 Burrard Street to 1370 Burnaby Street. The property at 323 Burrard Street became the site of Vancouver’s well-known Marine Building.

Lilette was active in education-related activities and in political affairs. She was on the Vancouver School Board from 1930 to 1936. She also ran as a candidate for Vancouver City Council and for the federal Parliament, although she was unsuccessful in both cases. She served as president of the B.C. Parent-Teacher Federation and the Vancouver Parent-Teacher Council. In 1936 she became president of the B.C. School Trustees Association.

Edward died in Vancouver on June 18, 1937.

Lilette remained in Vancouver for several years. In the 1940s she studied for four years at the Vancouver School of Art.

In 1953, Lilette moved to Seattle, Washington. She died in Seattle on April 16, 1956.

Edward and Lilette had a son.

 

Bryan Edward Mahon

Bryan Edward Mahon was born in Vancouver on June 29, 1913. He became interested in flying, and was a partner an aviation school with Ewan Boyd and Robert Pike. (The name of the school varies: in some sources it is “Columbia Aviation Ltd.”; in others it is “Columbia School of Aviation.” In the 1934 Vancouver directory it is Vancouver Aero Tech.”)

Sun British Columbia Directory, 1934, page 1625

Sun British Columbia Directory, 1934, page 1625

Bryan worked for Boeing Aircraft of Canada from about 1936 to 1944. In 1945, after the end of the Second World War, he moved to Seattle to work with Boeing’s operations there, specializing in flight test engineering.

Bryan died on November 10, 2005, at Mercer Island, Washington State.

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge

From 1910 to 1935, Edward owned the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Mrs. Buswell and daughter on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, May 24, 1910, Vancouver City Archives, Out P941; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-buswell-and-daughter-on-capilano-suspension-bridge.

Mrs. Buswell and daughter on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, May 24, 1910, Vancouver City Archives, Out P941; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-buswell-and-daughter-on-capilano-suspension-bridge.

Archibald Dunerik McEachran, who was born in Scotland in 1897, became involved with the operation of the bridge. He also met Lilette’s mother, Elizabeth. Although Elizabeth was 20 years older than Archibald, they were married in New Westminster on June 20, 1921.

It later turned out that Archibald had an uncertain past. By 1934, he had disclosed to Elizabeth that he had a daughter, Irene, sometimes called Jane Anderson McEachran.

As well, a man named Archibald McEachran of Vancouver married a woman named Ida D. Donaldson in Seattle, Washington, on June 11, 1920. (Note: It is not certain that this is the same Archibald McEachran. It is not clear what happened to this couple after the marriage.)

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on February 12, 1935. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Archibald took over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and remained its proprietor until 1945. Archibald’s brother, Bertram Farmer McEachran (1900-1973), who lived nearby, was the president of B.C. Stamp Works.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 851

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 851

In 1945, Archibald sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau, and Archibald moved to California.

In 1951, Archibald became a naturalized United States citizen. He was living at 1020 Skyline Drive in Laguna Beach.

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ4-QP6 : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Mceachran, 1951; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,838.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ4-QP6 : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Mceachran, 1951; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,838.

Archibald’s daughter, Jane, also became a naturalized United States citizen:

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ4-QPF : accessed 28 March 2016), Jane Anderson Mc Eachran, 1951; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,838.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ4-QPF : accessed 28 March 2016), Jane Anderson Mc Eachran, 1951; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,838.

In 1954, Archibald and Jane flew on Pan American Airlines from Lisbon, Portugal to Idlewild Airport (later JFK airport) in New York. Also travelling with them was Victoria C. Wilson, who might have been Jane’s daughter.

"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H4K-HLH : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald D Mceachran, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H4K-HLZ : accessed 28 March 2016), Jane A Mceachran, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H4K-HLH : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald D Mceachran, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). “New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H4K-HLZ : accessed 28 March 2016), Jane A Mceachran, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Archibald died in Mexico in 1963. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.

It appears that Jane was married twice, first to a Mr. Wilson, and later to a Mr. Gibson.

Jane died on October 21, 1997, in Kern County, California.

 

Sources

 

Mahon family

Walter Volovsek, Trails in Time; http://www.trailsintime.org/html/whatsnew: nature and history trails located in the vicinity of Castlegar B.C., Canada. Includes extensive information and illustrations relating to the Mahon family.

Mr. Volovsek also has a Facebook page for Trails in Time: https://www.facebook.com/Trails-in-Time-482315625214141/.

 

William Vesey Mahon (father of Edward Mahon)

Mahon (UK) 1819, of Castlegar, co Galway (name pronounced “Mahn”), Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage, London, Macmillan, 1995, pageB579.

Mahon (UK) 1819, of Castlegar, co Galway (name pronounced “Mahn”), Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage, London, Macmillan, 2000, pageB685.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBZM-9SH : accessed 27 March 2016), William V Ross Mahon, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J2S-TVY : accessed 27 March 2016), William Vesey R Mahon, 1893; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5Z-WJT : accessed 27 March 2016), William Vesey Ross Mahon, 14 Aug 1893; citing 00256, 005014907, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100,993.

 

Jane King (mother of Edward Mahon)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBZM-9SC : accessed 27 March 2016), Jane Mahon in entry for William V Ross Mahon, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JGY-99X : accessed 27 March 2016), Jane Mahon, 1895; 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.

“Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5Z-5Z5 : accessed 27 March 2016), Lady Jane Mahon, 07 Jun 1895; citing 00257, 005014909, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100,995.

 

Edward Mahon

The Ambitious City: A History of the City of North Vancouver, by Warren Sommer; Madeira Park, Harbour Publishing Company Limited, British Columbia, 2007, pages 52-53, 63-64, 83, 94, 118,162. [includes photographs of Edward Mahon at pages 52 and 94].

Edward Mahon, Who’s Who in Western Canada, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, 1911, page 256.

Edward Mahon, Northern Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, Volume 1; edited by Dr. C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 492; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/492/mode/1up.

Edward Mahon, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Mahon.

Changing Vancouver, The Mahon House – Hastings and Burrard; August 19, 2013; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/tag/edward-mahon/.

The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon, by Walter Volovsek; http://www.trailsintime.org/html/thegreennecklace/ [includes photographs of Edward Mahon and family.]

The Peerage, Edward Mahon, #37292, b. 1 June 1862, d. 18 June 1937; http://www.thepeerage.com/p3730.htm#i37292.

“Mahon Exhibit set to open Monday,” Castlegar News, August 9, 2012; http://www.castlegarnews.com/community/165647536.html [includes photograph of Edward Mahon].

“Castlegar named for founder’s Irish family estate,” by Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star; posted Sep 16, 2013; updated November 30, 2014; http://www.nelsonstar.com/community/223963821.html. [includes photograph of Castlegar property in Castlegar, Ahascragh, County Galway, Ireland.

Edward Mahon and the Naming of Castlegar, by Greg Nesteroff, B.C. Historical News, volume 31, number 1, pages 24-25.

Getting to Know a Mahon, North Vancouver Museum & Archives Bulletin, March 2013, page 1; http://www.trailsintime.org/downloads/bulletin313.pdf.

North Vancouver Land and Improvement Company fonds, http://www.memorybc.ca/north-vancouver-land-and-improvement-company-fonds [includes brief history of John and Edward Mahon].

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N8D-1H6 : accessed 28 March 2016), Edward Mahon, 1862; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Genuki; Rawmarsh: The Baptism Registers for Rawmarsh, 1860-1864; http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Transcriptions/WRY/RawmarshBaptisms1860-1864.html:

Baptism Christian Name Surname Father Mother Abode Relation Occupation
27 07 1862 Edward Mahon William Ross Jane Rose Hill Son Baronet

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBZM-9SF : accessed 27 March 2016), Edward Mahon in entry for William V Ross Mahon, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX7-KDL9 : accessed 28 March 2016), Edward Mahon, Marlborough St Peter And St Paul, Wiltshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 4, Piece/Folio 2038/142, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,641. [Edward’s younger brother, Gilbert Mahon, was at the same address.]

Marlborough College, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlborough_College.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ma to Maq; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votem.htm: “Mahon, Edward, cor Seaton & Burrard Sts, Broker, Van; Mahon, Edward, Hotel Vancouver, Gentleman, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-M67 : accessed 26 March 2016), Edward Mahon, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFHX-B66 : accessed 26 March 2016), Edward Mahon, 14 May 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-F1V : accessed 26 March 2016), Edward Mahon and Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck, 26 Apr 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

Social and Personal, Vancouver World, April 27, 1911, page 6: “The marriage was very quietly celebrated in Christ church yesterday by the Rev. C.C. Owen, of Miss Lilette Caroline Rebbeck and Mr. Edward Mahon, of the firm of Mahon, McFarland & Proctor. The [bride] wore a tailored traveling suit and a large violet-trimmed hat, and carried a shower of cream bride’s roses. Shortly after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Mahon left for New York, whence they will sail for England and the continent for an extended sojourn.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, April 26, 1911, page 5: “A wedding of more than usual interest was that solemnized at Christ Church this morning between Miss Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck and Mr. Edward Mahon, the Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. Owing to a recent bereavement in the family of the bride the wedding was a very quiet one, only the family of the bride and a few intimate friends being present. Among the latter were Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McFarland and Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Procter [sic], Messrs. McFarland and Procter being business associates of the groom. Her tailored going-away gown of wisteria-colored broadcloth and a large picture hat heavily wreathed in violets was exquisitely becoming to the blonde beauty of the young bride. She also carried a large shower bouquet of great waxen brides’ roses. Mr. and Mrs. Mahon will leave today for the East. They will sail from New York on May 17 for an extended tour abroad, including a visit to Mr. Mahon’s family in England.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99N9 : accessed 26 March 2016), Edward Mahon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLJ-4MM : accessed 27 March 2016), Edward Mahon, Sep 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4782, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Many Happy Returns,” Vancouver Sun, June 11, 1913, page 7: “To Mr. Edward Mahon, of Mahon, McFarlane & Proctor, Ltd., born Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, Eng., June 11, 1862.”

1921 Canada Census, Edward Mahon, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 16; 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 with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-9BB : accessed 26 March 2016), Edward Mahon, 1937.

“Edw. Mahon, Pioneer, Dies; Funeral Services to be Held Tuesday Afternoon,” Vancouver Province, June 19, 1937, page 2:

“Funeral services for Edward Mahon, 75, pioneer business many of Vancouver, will be held in the Center & Hanna chapel at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Rev. C.C. Owen will officiate. Mr. Mahon died Friday night after a brief illness.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. McFarland, F.M. [Chaldecott], George H. Dawson and George Phillips, both of Victoria, John Pugh, Charles Loewen, Robert Dempster of Clayburn, Herbert Drummond, Col. J.S. Tait, R.W. Rolt, W.S. Buttar and G.H. Morden.

Active pallbearers will be G.L. Edwards, D.W. Reeve, J.W. Manson, Richard Bell-Irving, R.D. Brewis and J.N. Nicholls.

Mr. Mahon, who was sixth son of Sir William Vesey Ross Mahon, Bart., and Lady Mahon of Castlegar county, Galway, came to Vancouver in 1888, becoming a member of the early real estate and insurance firm established by his brother, John Mahon.

Governor of Hospital

Prominent in the life of the community, he was a member of the board of governors of the Genral Hospital and chairman of the board of governors of Tranquille Sanitorium. To him goes much of the credit for having the latter placed under provincial administration.

He was a life member of the Vancouver Club and of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, as well as a member of the board of trustees of Jericho Country Club. IN his earlier years, he was among the best of local cricketers, and did much for the sport here.

Besides his long connection with the insurance firm of Mahon, McFarland & Procter [sic], he had large private holdings of real estate in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Victoria, also timber limits in Capilano valley and on Hollyburn ridge.

In Slocan Area

He was interested in mining, having at one time been a registered assayer. The Slocan area also claimed his attention during its most active period of development.

Up to the time of his death, he was chairman of the board of directors of North Vancouver Land & Improvement Co., Ltd., a position which he held for forty-five years. He held similar offices with Great Dominion Land Co. Ltd., Albion Land Co. Ltd., and the North Shore Press.

Besides his wife and one son, Bryan Edward Mahon, he is survived by two brothers, John and Gilbert; a sister, Mrs. H.T. Chambers, in England; three nephews, Sir George Mahon, Bart., and Luke Mahon in Ireland, and Denis Mahon, in England; one niece, Hon. Mrs. Crofton, in Ireland.”

Edw. Mahon, Pioneer, Dead; Prominent Real Estate and Insurance Man,” Vancouver Sun, June 19, 1937, page 15:

“A long and active business career in Vancouver closed on Friday with the death in St. Paul’s Hospital of Edward Mahon, 1370 Burnaby Street, resident here 49 years and a pioneer in the insurance and real estate business. He was in his 76th year.

Sixth son of Sir William Vesey Ross Mahon, Bart., and Lady Mahon of Castlegar, County Galway, Ireland, Mr. Mahon came to Vancouver in 1888 and immediately became a member of the firm of Mahon, McFarland & Mahon, which had been founded previously by his brother John and is now known as Mahon, McFarland & Proctor.

Through his long connection with the real estate business Mr. Mahon . . . . had large personal holdings of realty in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Victoria, also timber limits in the Capilano valley and on Hollyburn.

At one time he was actively interest in mining, having been a registered assayer and prominent in development in the Slocan, where his brother Gilbert was among the pioneer operators. Castlegar, near Trail, was named after the county seat of the Mahon family in Ireland.

Hospital Interests

Mr. Mahon was chairman of the board of North Vancouver Land and Improvement Company for 45 years, and held similar offices with Great Dominion Land Co., Ltd., also the North Shore Press.

Keenly interested in hospital work, Mr. Mahon was a member of the board of governors of Vancouver General Hospital, and chairman of the board of governors of Tranquille Sanitorium. His connection with the latter institution predated by many years its being put under provincial government administration, a move for which he was largely responsible.

He was one of the pioneer members of the Vancouver Club and a life member for many years. He was among the organizers of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, of which he was also a life member, and also was prominent in organization of the Jericho Country Club, of which he was one of the two first trustees. He was a keen cricketer in his earlier years, and retained his active interest in that sport until very recently.

Born in Yorkshire, he was educated at first at Marlborough, famous English public school in Wiltshire, graduated from Oxford, and then studied law at Trinity College, Dublin, but although he passed his examinations as a solicitor never entered the practice of law.

Funeral Tuesday

Mr. Mahon is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of the late James Reddeck of Victoria and by one son, Bryan Edward Mahon in Vancouver; two brothers, John and Gilbert; a sister, Mrs. H.T. Chambers in England; three nephews, Sir George Mahon, Bart, and Luke Mahon in Ireland and Denis MAHON IN England; one niece, Hon. Mrs. Croton in Ireland.

Funeral services will be held in the Center & Hanna chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Lt. Col. C.C. Owen officiating, and will be followed by cremation.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. McFarland, F.M. Chaldecott, George H. Dawson and George Phillips of Victoria, John Pugh, Charles Loewen, Robert Dempster of Clayburn, Herbert Drummond, Col., J.S. Tait, R.W. Rolt, W.S. Buttar, and George H. Morden of North Vancouver.

Active pallbearers will be G.L. Edwards, Douglas W. Reeve, J.W. Manson, Col. R. Bell-Irving, J.P. Nicolls and R.D. Brewis of West Vancouver.”

Edward Mahon, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 19, 1937, page 13; Vancouver Province, June 21, 1937, page 13; Vancouver Sun, June 19, 1937, page 17; Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1937, page 11: “Mahon—Passed away on June 18, 1937, Edward Mahon, 1370 Burnaby street, in his seventy-sixth year. Son of the late Sir William V.R. Mahon, Bart. Survived by his wife and one son, Bryan, at home; two brothers, John and Gilbert, and one sister, Mrs. H.P. Chambers, all of England; three nephews, Sir George Mahon, Bart., and Luke, in Ireland, and Dennis, residing in England. Also a niece, the honorable Mrs. Crofton in Ireland. Funeral service Tuesday, June 22at 2 o’clock I Center & Hanna’s chapel, Rev. Lieut.-Col. C.C. Owen officiating. Cremation.”

 

James Knight Rebbeck (father of Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck)

James Knight Rebbeck, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/james-knight-rebbeck_25524609: “Born in Lockeridge, Wiltshire, England on 1848 to Cornelius Rebbeck and Caroline Ruth Knight. James Knight married Emilie Caroline D Abbadie and had 5 children. He passed away on 1 Sep 1910 in Canada.”

“A Victorian romance,” Swindon Advertiser, 11 Feb 2009, by Frances Bevan; http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/4118568.A_Victorian_romance/ [describes life of James Knight Rebbeck]

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NW8-QPF : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck, 1848; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J99K-2MQ : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck, 20 Oct 1848; citing OVERTON,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 950,268.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKVN-VKYM : accessed 27 March 2016), James K Rebbeck in household of Caroline Knight, St James, Wiltshire, England; citing St James, Wiltshire, England, p. 24, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7K3-39F : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck in household of John Farmer, Warminster, Wiltshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-J3D : accessed 27 March 2016), James K Rebbeck, D, Victoria, 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:FL27-PNL : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck, 1910; medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D4N3-2Z?i=3239&wc=S62S-K68%3A1069395901%3Fcc%3D1538285&cc=1538285.

“Well-Known Engineer Dies Suddenly; Late Mr. James Knight Rebbeck Had World Wide Reputation as Mechanical Engineer and Naval Architect,” Victoria Daily Colonist, September 3, 1910, page 2, column 3: http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53232uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

James Knight Rebbeck, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 3, 1910, page 17, column 4 (bottom); http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53232uvic#page/n17/mode/1up

“Rebbeck—On the 2nd September, 1910, at the family residence, 337 Michigan street, Victoria, B.C., James Knight Rebbeck, a native of Wiltshire, England. Funeral on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from St. James church, James Bay. India and China papers please copy.”

James Knight Rebbeck, funeral announcement, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 4, 1910, page 15, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53233uvic#page/n14/mode/1up.

James Knight Rebbeck, funeral description, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 7, 1910, page 7, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53234uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDL-PFGK : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck, died 01 Sep 1910; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/7140360.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-9QBF : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck, 1910; Burial, Lake Forest Park, King, Washington, United States of America, Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home; citing record ID 6005651, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6005651. [Note: actual burial site is Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia.]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-DQTX : accessed 27 March 2016), James Knight Rebbeck, 1910; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 113519295, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113519295.

 

Emilie Caroline Elizabeth d’Abbadie (mother of Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck)

Emilie Caroline D Abbadie; http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/emilie-caroline-d-abbadie_16496880: “Born in Augouleme, Charente, France on 9 Dec 1863 to Antoine Edouard D Abbadie and Johanne Juliane Böhlke. Emilie Caroline married James Knight Rebbeck and had 5 children. Emilie Caroline married Archibald Dunerik Maceachran. She passed away on 12 Feb 1935 in Vancouver, New Westminster Dist, British Columbia, Canada.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-J36 : accessed 28 March 2016), Elizabeth Rebbeck in household of James K Rebbeck, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Capilano Suspension Bridge; https://www.capbridge.com/our-story/history: Elizabeth was lonely after Lilette married, until she met a handsome young forest ranger, “Mac” MacEachran, who was 20 years her junior. Mac swept her off her feet and they married in 1921. Mac was an aggressive promoter, advertising the bridge as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Meagre earnings forced Mac to seek employment elsewhere in the off-season and for several winters he managed warehouses in Tahiti for rum-running friends.” . . . “In 1934 Mac announced to Elizabeth that he had a 19 year old daughter, Irene, whom he wished to bring to Capilano. Arrangements were made to build a new and larger house across the street from the bridge but sadly, Elizabeth died. Mac purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local First Nations to place their totem poles in the park. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau and moved to California.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-YQN : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Mceachran and Elizabeth Rebbeck, 20 Jun 1921; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2D-13Y : accessed 27 March 2016), Elizabeth Caroline D’Abbadie Mceachran, 1935.

 

Archibald Dunerik Maceachran (husband of Emilie Caroline Elizabeth d’Abbadie) (including selected relatives)

Archibald Dunerik Maceachran; http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/archibald-dunerik-maceachran_5653359: “Born in Glasgow, Scotland on 12 Sep 1897. Archibald Dunerik married Emilie Caroline D Abbadie. He passed away on 19 Jan 1963 in Mexico City, Mexico.”

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNY-1W9F : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald McEachran and Ida D Donaldson, 1920; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/FEDE7D5F098CB5530D5BC6F36DC0117E; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/DigitalObject/View/C3CAC60B690FA9CF5FD49E15A0E7ADED; (possible connection)

Skamania County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1905-2012 – Andrew Panian – Ida D Mceachran; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/099F153703BF9A065B21670484814F79; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/DigitalObject/View/E67307C5C8D41F647E0A799CE967B21B (possible connection).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-YQN : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Mceachran and Elizabeth Rebbeck, 20 Jun 1921; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXH3-WSD : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Mceachran, 1933; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,081.

District of North Vancouver; Community Heritage Register; https://www.dnv.org/sites/default/files/edocs/Heritage_Register.pdf [page 13 of PDF document]: Maceacheran Residence, 3650 Capilano Road, 1934: “An unusual example of a rustic log residence, with cross-leaded glass and an inset central entry. The living room still contains its original river rock fireplace with an intricately carved log mantlepiece. The house was built by Archibald Dunerik “Mac” MacEachern, a WWI veteran who in 1934 became the lessee of the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The building is currently used as a restaurant.”

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHQ-W9P : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Maceachran, 1936; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,112.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHQ-W95 : accessed 27 March 2016), Jane Anderson Maceachran, 1936; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,112.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2423-Z42 : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Mceachran, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2423-Z4K : accessed 27 March 2016), Irene Mceachran, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-RB47 : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Mc Eachran, 1939; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-RB4W : accessed 27 March 2016), Jane Anderson Mc Eachran, 1939; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQ8-2WF : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Mc Eachron, 1941; citing Immigration, ship name Matsonia Voy 78, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 107; FHL microfilm 1,734,711.

“California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQ8-2WN : accessed 27 March 2016), Jane Mc Eachron, 1941; citing Immigration, ship name Matsonia Voy 78, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 107; FHL microfilm 1,734,711.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXHW-6W4 : accessed 27 March 2016), Jane A Or Irene Mceachron, 1941; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,157.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H3P-K2V : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald Mceachran, 1945; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ4-QP6 : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik Mceachran, 1951; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,570,838.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JBQG-5PK : accessed 27 March 2016), Archibald  Mceachran, Jan 1963; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGR-Y5VL : accessed 28 March 2016), Archibald Dunerik McEachran, ; Burial, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills); citing record ID 132975994, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=132975994&PIpi=105482237.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-R1S : accessed 27 March 2016), Bertram Farmer Mceachran, 1973.

Jane Anderson McEachran-Wilson-Gibson; https://www.geni.com/people/jane-anderson-McEachran-Wilson-Gibson/6000000024194105011; Death: (Date and location unknown); Immediate Family: Wife of Wilson; Mother of Victoria C. Wilson-Rathbun.

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V27P-PFM : accessed 28 March 2016), Victoria Cheri Wilson, 24 Jul 1946; citing Ventura, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJXM-8JRG : accessed 28 March 2016), Vicki C Rathbun, Residence, Bakersfield, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTVZ-B6B : accessed 28 March 2016), Victoria C Rathbun, 11 Jan 2009; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Funeral services for Jan. 30, By The Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Jan 30, 2009, http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2009/01/30/funeral-services-for-jan-30.html: No services: Victoria Cheri Rathbun, 62, Bakersfield, Jan. 11. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

 

Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck (wife of Edward Mahon)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-J3X : accessed 28 March 2016), Lilette Rebbeck in household of James K Rebbeck, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99NS : accessed 26 March 2016), Lilette Mahon in entry for Edward Mahon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Matilda [sic] Mahon in household of Edward Mahon, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 16; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Mrs. Edward Mahon,” by Naomi Lang, Vancouver Province, March 14, 1953, pages 8, 9, 15 (magazine section) [includes photographs of marine building, Mahon home at 325 [sic] Burrard Street, Mrs. Mahon, Edward Mahon, Sir George Mahon, and Bryan Mahon.]

“Leaving Vancouver shortly to live in Seattle, Mrs. Mahon hopes that civic officials will give a little more thought to Vancouver’s tomorrow. . . .

Her husband and his brother John were members of the firm Mahon, McFarland and Mahon, later Mahon, McFarland and Procter, agents for the North Vancouver Land and Improvement Company, and Edward Mahon had a big hand in planning North Vancouver. . . .

Daughter of a French mother, the late Mrs. A.D. McEachran, and an English father, the late Mr. John Knight Rebbeck, Mrs. Mahon had a head start on languages, and made further strides when she and her –born Mrs. Robert Dempster of Clayburn, were sent to France to study.

Mrs. Mahon’s parents had met in Haiphong, Tonkin, where her mother had recently arrived from Paris to visit her brother and where Mr. Rebbeck, a naval architect, had gone from Hong Kong to deliver some boats he had designed.

Mrs. Mahon was born in Macao, a Portuguese possession on the China Coast, and local officials sent a band to play God Save the Queen (Victoria) and the Portuguese national anthem in welcome to the golden-haired English baby, christened Lilette.

Shortly afterwards, the family returned to Europe and spent alternate years in England and in France until the day Mr. Rebbeck was “exposed to a British Columbia agent-general.”

“Father was most impressed to learn that B.C. was not only very beautiful but free from malaria, so he came out to investigate.”

His wife, who had just written her first book, a study of French China titled “The Home of the Dragon,” and his little daughter joined him here on Oct. 29, 1893. . . .

Her sister was born in their home at what is now Twelfth and Main before Mr. Rebbeck went to Victoria as manager of the Albion Iron Works, and where he later became a consulting engineer. Mrs. Mahon’s only brother, Waller Rebbeck, a patent attorney with a chemical company in Midland, Mich., was born in Victoria.

Mr. Rebbeck often went on business to Vancouver, and it was here that he met the dashing Irish bachelor, Edward Mahon, who had left Ireland where his family lived at Castlegar, Ahaseragh, County Galway, in 1890.

Mr. Mahon was president of the Vancouver Club at that time, and sent engraved invitation to the annual New Year’s Eve Ball to the daughter of his friend Mr. Rebbeck. . . .

Mrs. Mahon didn’t see her future husband again until he came to see her off on the train when she and her sister left for Brittany. The girls were to be away for two ears, but returned in 12 months because of their father’s sudden illness.

After Mr. Rebbeck’s death, his widow and his eldest daughter came to Vancouver, where Mr. Rebbeck ran the tea house at Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Mr. and Mrs. Mahon were married in the spring of 1911 and resided in the Seaton street house which Mr. Mahon had made a favorite rendezvous for Vancouver society. . . .

When her son Bryan was in his teens, he and Ewan D. Boyd and Robert Pike established one of Vancouver’s first flying schools, the Columbia School of Aviation, and later helped with the first air show at Vancouver Airport. . . .”

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N313-89L : accessed 26 March 2016), Lilette Julia Caroline Mahon, 16 Apr 1956; citing Mercer Island, King, Washington, reference 7009, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,618.

“Mrs. Mahon ex-school head, dies,” Vancouver Province, April 18, 1956, page 2 [includes photograph of Mrs. Edward Mahon.]:

“Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Mahon, well known in Vancouver’s public life for many years and former city School Board chairman, will be held in Seattle Thursday.

Mrs. Mahon, who left here in 1953, died Monday. She was 66.

A keen student of civic government, Mrs. Mahon served on the School Board from 1930 to 1936. She was an unsuccessful candidate for City Council and ran in the federal Vancouver Centre riding for the Reconstruction Party of Hon. H.H. Stevens.

She was a past president of the B.C. Parent-Teacher Federation and the Vancouver Parent-Teacher Council. In 1936 she was elected president of the B.C. School Trustees Association.

When she was past 50, Mrs. Mahon enrolled in the Vancouver School of Art and took a full four-year course. She graduated in 1947. Years earlier, she had been a member of the delegation that waited on the School Board asking formation of the school.

As a child in Victoria she was a pupil of the late Emily Carr, Canada’s noted artist.

Born Lilette Rebbeck in Macao on the China cost, Mrs. Mahon came to Canada as a child.

She married Edward Mahon, well-known real estate man, after who North Vancouver’s Mahon Park is named, in 1911. Their first home was on the site of what is now the Marine Building. Her husband died in 1937. A son, Bryan, is a test engineer at Boeing’s in Seattle.”

 

Gundrid Minna Rebbeck (sister of Lilette Caroline Julia Rebbeck)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-KMHV : accessed 27 March 2016), Gundrid Minna Dempster, 1992.

 

Bryan Edward Mahon (son of Edward Mahon)

Time Windows: A story behind a photograph; by Walter Volovsek – Castlegar News; March 8, 2016; http://www.castlegarnews.com/opinion/371458731.html. Includes photograph of a young Bryan Edward Mahon and two other children: Margaret Woodroofe and Jim Virtue, as well as details of the Mahon family.

1921 Canada Census, Bryan Edward Mahon in household of Edward Mahon, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 16; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2M7W-VW3 : accessed 26 March 2016), Bryan E Mahon, Residence, Mercer Island, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VM7Z-VZF : accessed 26 March 2016), Bryan E Mahon, 10 Nov 2005; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Bryan Edward Mahon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 19, 2005; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=bryan-edward-mahon&pid=15696541: “MAHON _ Bryan Edward June 29, 1913, Vancouver, BC – November 10, 2005, Mercer Island, WA. Bryan was raised in what is now the heart of downtown Vancouver BC in a family of Irish and French heritage. He developed an interest in aviation as a teenager and taught himself to fly in a primary glider at the Vancouver Airport. Against his parents’ wishes he initiated what became a sixty-year career in aviation, partnering with friends Ewan Boyd and Robert Pike to launch the Columbia School of Aviation in the early ’30s, teaching all aspects of flying and airplane maintenance. In 1937 Bryan started work at Boeing of Canada, where he became plant supervisor of PBY production. After World War II, with the closure of the Canadian plant, he transferred to Boeing at Seattle. His career spanned 46 years, mostly in flight test engineering, and he experienced the development of the jet age. Privately he flew his own seaplane and worked on his own experimental airplane designs. For the past thirteen years he has been involved in the design of a six passenger twin engine seaplane. He also enjoyed sailboat racing and family boating trips up the B.C. coast. Later in life he travelled extensively to remote areas of the world with his wife, Marolyn. He is survived by his wife, Marolyn of Mercer Island, son Ross Mahon of Kirkland, daughter Lilette Mahon Player of Woodinville, and three grandchildren; Madelyn, Bryan and Tim Player. Remembrances can be sent to: EAA Air Academy, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI, 54903. Published in Vancouver Sun on Nov. 19, 2005.”

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4K-SLY5 : accessed 26 March 2016), Bryan E Mahon, Washington, United States, 17 Nov 2005; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Seattle Times, The, born-digital text; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=bryan-edward-mahon&pid=15675780: “Bryan Edward MAHON June 29, 1913, Vancouver, BC – November 10, 2005, Mercer Island, WA. Bryan was raised in what is now the heart of downtown Vancouver BC in a family of Irish and French heritage. He developed an interest in aviation as a teenager and taught himself to fly in a “primary glider”. Against his parents wishes he initiated what became a sixty-year career in aviation by starting the Columbia School of Aviation, teaching all aspects of flying and airplane maintenance. In 1937 Bryan started work at Boeing of Canada, where he became plant supervisor of PBY production. After World War II, with the closure of the Canadian plant, he transferred to Boeing in Seattle and moved to Mercer Island. His career spanned 46 years, mostly in flight test engineering, and he experienced the exponential growth of the jet age, from the Boeing B-47 to the 767. Privately he flew his own seaplane and worked on his own airplane designs. For the past twelve years he has been involved in the design of a six-passenger twin engine seaplane. He also enjoyed sailboat racing with the Corinthian Yacht Club and family boating trips. Later in life he travelled extensively to remote areas of the world with his wife, Marolyn. He is survived by his wife, of Mercer Island, son Ross Mahon of Kirkland, daughter Lilette Mahon Player of Woodinville, three grandchildren; Madelyn, Bryan and Tim Player. Memorial service to be held at the Museum of Flight, Sunday November 20, 1:30 p.m. Remembrances to EAA Air Academy, 800-236-1025, EAA, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903. Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2005.”

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4K-SG3L : accessed 26 March 2016), Bryan E Mahon, Washington, United States, 20 Nov 2005; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Seattle Times, The, born-digital text.

 

Marolyn Miriam Smith (wife of Bryan Edward Mahon)

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2M7W-VW9 : accessed 26 March 2016), Marolyn E Mahon, Residence, Mercer Island, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ5G-PT14 : accessed 26 March 2016), Marilyn E Bryan, Residence, Mercer Island, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“Volovsek pays tribute to a key figure in Castlegar’s history,” Castlegar News, Aug 19, 2012, http://www.castlegarnews.com/community/166721576.html [includes photograph of Walter Volovsek and Marolyn Mahon].

 

Ross Mackenzie Mahon (son of Bryan Edward Mahon)

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2M7W-V8T : accessed 27 March 2016), Ross M Mahon, Residence, Renton, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFL-RDZJ : accessed 27 March 2016), Ross M Mahon, Residence, Mercer Island, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Lilette Elizabeth Mahon (daughter of Bryan Edward Mahon)

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2MW3-Y4S : accessed 27 March 2016), Lilette Mahon Player, Residence, Woodinville, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.