McCuaig, George (1852-1932)

George McCuaig was an auctioneer and commission merchant. He lived at 1102 Gilford Street from 1904 to 1918.

George McCuaig was born on the Island of Islay in Argyleshire, Scotland, on October 24, 1852. His father was Henry Mccuaig (1797-1881). His mother was Janet Calder (1808-1873).

The McCuaig family moved to Canada in 1857, and settled in Oro, near Barrie, Ontario. George’s first job was with a dry goods business in Barrie.

In 1881, George went to Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In 1883 he was a commercial traveller for the dry goods firm of Rowe Newton and Company.

Henderson's directory of the City of Winnipeg and incorporated towns of Manitoba, 1883, page 264; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.4/298.html

Henderson’s directory of the City of Winnipeg and incorporated towns of Manitoba, 1883, page 264; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.4/298.html

Henderson's directory of the City of Winnipeg and incorporated towns of Manitoba, 1883, page 328; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.4/355.html

Henderson’s directory of the City of Winnipeg and incorporated towns of Manitoba, 1883, page 328; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.4/355.html

Rowe and Newton ran into financial difficulties in 1883, and they were forced to assign their assets to a trustee.

During the Riel Rebellion of 1885, George was a member of military corps at Medicine Hat. He obtained an autograph from Louis Riel, and he later donated the autograph to the Vancouver Public Library.

About 1891, George arrived in Vancouver, where he worked as a manager of George Wilson’s dry goods store for three years. (The directory listings for his employer are not consistent.)

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 737

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 737

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 516

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 516

In 1891, George travelled to Africa. By 1899 he was back in Vancouver, acting as a manufacturers agent.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 217.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 217.

On August 23, 1900, in Vancouver, George married Sarah Campbell. She was born on December 16, 1866, in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Her father was Roderick Campbell, senior (1841-1933). Her mother was Christina Campbell (1845-1936). (More information on the Campbell family appears on the page for Roderick Campbell, senior.)

About 1900, George was the secretary of the B.C. and London Trade Sale, Jobbing and Commission Company Limited.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 859

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 859

By 1901 he had established his own business, called the McCuaig Auction and Commission Company.

George appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver. (Although his biography suggests he was away from Vancouver from 1891 to about 1897, he did appear in the directories in some of those years.)

1892 923 Seymour Street
1894 235 Princess Avenue
1895 to 1899 not under Vancouver names
1898 BC Voters List 813 Hamilton Street
1899 to 1900-1901 Cambie Street, corner of Dunsmuir
1901 to 1903 813 Hamilton Street
1904 to 1918 1102 Gilford Street (corner of Pendrell and Gilford in 1904)
1919 to 1932 3394 West King Edward Avenue (25th Avenue and Blenheim Street in 1919 and 1920)

George’s auction business was involved in many aspects of Vancouver’s business and personal life. He would sell the stock of businesses that had failed, and he would auction the contents of houses when people were moving.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 220

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 220

George and Sarah appeared in the 1914 Vancouver Social and Club Register.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 45

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 45

George carried on his auction business through the 1920s until the early 1930s.

He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the Mount Hermon Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

George died in Vancouver on June 16, 1932. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Sarah died in Vancouver on June 11, 1958. She was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.

 

George and Sarah had a son.

 

Gordon Campbell McCuaig

Gordon Campbell McCuaig was born in Vancouver on May 16, 1905.

He worked as a bookkeeper. On November 2, 1929, in Vancouver, Gordon married Marjorie Florence Beaumont. She was born in London, England, about 1910. Her father was Frederic George Beaumont. Her mother was Florence Benson.

Gordon later worked as a taxi driver. On the evening of October 9, 1936, he was driving two other taxi drivers home. While he was going across the old Granville Street Bridge, he lost control of the taxi, which crashed into a street car and then into another car. Gordon died in hospital on the morning of October 20, 1936. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.

 

Sources

 

Henry McCuaig (father of George McCuaig)

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYCY-2Y7 : accessed 31 May 2016), Henry Mccuaig, Oa, Argyllshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 12, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,720.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47Y-Y3H : accessed 31 May 2016), Henry Mc Cuaig, Oro, North Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 37, line 18; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9964, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,755.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFZ-JP6 : accessed 31 May 2016), Henry McCuaig, Oro, Simcoe North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13251, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,887.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-3QSG : accessed 31 May 2016), Henry McCuaig, ; Burial, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, Knox Presbyterian Cemetery; citing record ID 97418536, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97418536.

 

Janet Calder (mother of George McCuaig)

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYCY-2YW : accessed 31 May 2016), Janet Mccuaig, Oa, Argyllshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 12, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,720. (possible connection)

“Scotland Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYYW-2M6 : accessed 31 May 2016), Janet Mccuaig, Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland; from “1851 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 28, PRO HO 107, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,042,355. (possible connection)

“Scotland Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB7T-M5Z : accessed 31 May 2016), Janet Mccuaig, Oa, Argyllshire, Scotland; from “1861 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012.); citing p. 2, PRO RG 9, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,798. (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47Y-Y3C : accessed 31 May 2016), Janet Mc Cuaig in household of Henry Mc Cuaig, Oro, North Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 37, line 19; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9964, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,755.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDR5-MMF : accessed 31 May 2016), Janet Mccuaig, 01 Aug 1873; citing Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, yr 1873 cn 38399, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,470.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDTJ-8NY : accessed 31 May 2016), Janet Mccuaig, 01 Aug 1873; citing Oro, Simcoe, Ontario, yr 1873 cn 9198, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,469.

 

George McCuaig

George McCuaig, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1, edited by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 266: “McCuaig, George.—Auctioneer and commission merchant, 150 Hastings St., E., Vancouver. Born Island of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland, Oct. 24, 1852, son of Henry and Janet McCuaig. Came to Canada as a boy. Educ. Barrie, Ont. Commenced career as clerk, dry goods store, Barrie, 1870; came to British Columbia, 1891; Pres. Liberal Assn., 1894. Serve d in Northwest Rebellion, 1885. Married Sarah Campbell, Vancouver, 1900; has one son. Societies: A.F. & A.M.; I.O.O.F. Address: 1102 Gifford [sic[ St., Vancouver, B.C.”

“George McCuaig,” British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, by E.O.S. Scholefield, and Frederick William Howay, volume4; Vancouver, S.J. Clark Publishing Company, 1914, pages 129-130; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/129/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/130/mode/1up/

George McCuaig, auctioneer and commission merchant of Vancouver, was born in Scotland, October 24, 1852, a son of Henry and Janet McCuaig. In the year 1857 the family left the land of hills and heather and started for Canada on a sailing ship which was nine weeks on the voyage. The son George was then a lad of but four years, so that practically his entire life has been passed on this side of the water. He was reared in Barrie, Ontario, where he attended the public schools and then entered the dry-goods business in Barrie, remaining there until 1881, when he made his way westward to Winnipeg. Ten years were spent in that city and in the territories and in 1891 he arrived in Vancouver. Through the succeeding three years he managed a dry-goods store for George I. Wilson, and in 1894 left for Africa, where he spent four years. In 1899 he returned to Vancouver, where he established business as an auctioneer and commission merchant, in which line he still continues. He has a well -appointed establishment and so conducts his trade as to gain substantial and well merited returns. His judgment is sound in placing valuations upon any articles which he handles and he has become well known to the purchasing public as one whose stock is extensive and whose business integrity is unassailable.

During the early years of his residence in the west Mr. McCuaig became a member of the local military corps at Medicine Hat during the Riel rebellion of 1885. When its leader, Louis David Riel, was on the scaffold to be hung as a traitor to his country, Mr. McCuaig secured his autograph, which is now in the Carnegie library at Vancouver. On the 23d of August, 1900, in this city, Mr. McCuaig was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Campbell, a daughter of Rod and Christina Campbell, representatives of a Scotch family originally from Glengarry, Ontario. Unto Mr. and Mrs. McCuaig has been born a son, Gordon Campbell. The parents are members of the Presbyterian church. Mr. McCuaig belongs to Mount Hermon Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His political support is given to the liberal party. His interest in public affairs is that of a citizen who seeks the welfare and upbuilding of the community in which he lives and is loyal to its best interests. His life has had its settings in various scenes, as he has lived at different times in Scotland, eastern and western Canada and Africa. Through all he has been actuated by a laudable desire to work his way upward, and his life history shows what may be accomplished when energy and determination point out the way.”

George McCuaig; http://www.gwennyalogy.org/ps20/ps20_311.htm: George McCuaig; Birth: 5 Aug 1852, Argyleshire, Scotland; Death: 16 Jun 1932, Vancouver, British Columbia; Father: Henry McCuaig (1797-1881); Mother: Janet Calder (-1873). Marriage: 23 Aug 1900, Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJ7-B5H : accessed 29 May 2016), George Mccuaig, 24 Oct 1852; citing , reference – 2:15D1X1R; FHL microfilm 1,041,080.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47B-7Z1 : accessed 30 May 2016), George Mc Cuaig, Oro, North Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 38, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9964, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,755.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-MTR : accessed 31 May 2016), Geo Mccuaig, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – McA to McD; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votemca.htm: McCuaig, George, 235 Princess St, Manager dry goods store, Van

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-W8Q : accessed 29 May 2016), George Mccuaig and Sarah Ann Mccuaig, 23 Aug 1900; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 25, 1900, page 11: “Miss Sarah, daughter of Mr. R. Campbell, Sr., was united in matrimony to Mr. George McCuaig, one of the city’s best known young men, at the residence of her father, 817 Hamilton street, on Thursday evening. The bride . . . was attended by her sister, Miss M. Campbell . . .. The duties of the best man were performed by Mr. Alexander Carmichael, of the firm of Carmichael & Dickie. . . . The tying of the knot was performed by Rev. John Pringle, of Atlin, who is taking charge of St. Andrew’s pulpit during the absence of Rev. E.D. McLaren in the north. The wedding was of a private character, only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties being in attendance. . . . Mr. and Mrs. McCuaig are now on their honeymoon trip to the Sound. They will reside at 813 Hamilton street upon their return. Mrs. Campbell, mother of Mr. Campbell, was present at the wedding. Mrs. Campbell has reached the advanced age of 81 years, but is still the possessor of a remarkable amount of youthful vigor; in fact she remained chatting with the guests long after the bride and groom had departed on the North Pacific.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-RJ4 : accessed 31 May 2016), George Mccuaig, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP6H : accessed 31 May 2016), George Mccuaig, 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, George McCuaig (indexed as George Mcsusig); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; 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:FL26-ZGZ : accessed 29 May 2016), George Mccuaig, 1932.

“Death Takes City Pioneer; George McCuaig, 80, Veteran Auctioneer, Died This Morning; Came West in 1881,” Vancouver Province, June 15, 1932, page 20 [includes photograph of George McCuaig].

Death claimed another well-known citizen of Vancouver this morning when George McCuaig, aged 80, of 3394 West Twenty-fifth, pioneer auctioneer, died at the family residence following a prolonged illness. He had been in ill-health all winter, and had been confined to bed for six weeks.

A native of Scotland, he came to Canada with his parents in a sailing ship in 1857. He spent his boyhood days in Barrie, Ont. He remained there until 1881, when he went to Winnipeg. He spent ten years there before coming to Vancouver in 1892.

For three years he managed a dry-goods store here, then went to Africa, where he lived for four years. In 1899 he returned to Vancouver, entering business as an auctioneer and commission merchant.

The deceased was a member of a military corps at Medicine Hat during the Riel Rebellion of 1885. He obtained an autograph of Riel, and this historic souvenir is now in Vancouver Public Library.

He married Miss Sarah Campbell in this city in 1900. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Gordon Campbell McCuaig. For many years, the deceased was connected with the old St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He was an active member of Mount Hermon Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Funeral services will be held in St. Andrew’s Church, Saturday at 1:45 p.m. Rev. J.S. Henderson, D.D., Rev. E.D. McLaren, D.D. and Rev. Willard Brewing, D.D., will officiate. Last rites will be conducted under auspices of Masonic Order. Nunn & Thomson, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.”

  1. M’Cuaig, Local Auctioneer, Dies, Vancouver, June 16, 1932, page 10; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MS5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2875%2C1711797; [similar to “Death Takes City Pioneer; George McCuaig, 80, Veteran Auctioneer, Died This Morning; Came West in 1881,” Vancouver Province, June 15, 1932, page 20, above]

“The Late George McCuaig,” The Northern Advance, June 30, 1932, page 7; http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/Barrie/BaPL002770770pf_0645.pdf. Reproduces “Death Takes City Pioneer; George McCuaig, 80, Veteran Auctioneer, Died This Morning; Came West in 1881,” Vancouver Province, June 15, 1932, page 20 [above] and adds: “Some months ago Mr. McCuaig supplied The Advance with historic facts about the early settlers of Oro township, and had promised to send further facts. The late William McCuaig and Hugh McCuaig, of Oro, were brothers of deceased.”

 

Sarah Campbell (wife of George McCuaig)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M479-J28 : accessed 30 May 2016), Sarah Campbell in household of Roderick Campbell, Mariposa, South Victoria, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 49, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9980, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,620.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXY-2WH : accessed 29 May 2016), Sarah Campbell in household of Roderick Campbell, Mariposa, Victoria South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 38; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13242, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,878.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-RJH : accessed 31 May 2016), Sarah A Mccuaig in household of George Mccuaig, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP6C : accessed 31 May 2016), Sarah Mccuaig in entry for George Mccuaig, 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, Sarah Ann McCuaig (indexed as Sarah Ann Mcsusig) in household of George McCuaig (indexed as George Mcsusig); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; 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:FLRM-NYJ : accessed 29 May 2016), Sarah Mccuaig, 1958.

Sarah McQuaig [sic], death notice, Vancouver Province, July 12, 1958, page 33: “McQuaig-Sarah, passed away in private hospital, June 11, 1958, after a long illness. Late of 3168 King Edward Ave. West. Survived by 1 sister, Mrs. C. [sic] K. Campbell, Vancouver, and 1 brother, Mrs. E.W. [sic] Campbell, Vancouver; 1 nephew, Mr. Kenneth Campbell, Vancouver. Funeral service will be held Monday, July 14, 1958, at 9 a.m., in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, 1049 West Georgia St., with Rev. R.R. Cunningham officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.” Also in Vancouver Province, July 14, 1958, page 24, and Vancouver Sun, July 12, 1958 with surname as “McCuaig.”

 

Gordon Campbell Mccuaig (son of George McCuaig)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP6Z : accessed 31 May 2016), Gordon Mccuaig in entry for George Mccuaig, 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, Gordon Campbell McCuaig (indexed as Gordon Campbell Mcsusig) in household of George McCuaig (indexed as George Mcsusig); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8X-C5X : accessed 29 May 2016), Gordan Campbell Mccuaig and Marjorie Florence Beaumont, 02 Nov 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,553.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLY-R8B : accessed 29 May 2016), , 1936.

“Taximan Dead in Fifth City Span Fatality,” Vancouver Province, October 20, 1936, page 1: “Gordon Campbell McCuaig, 31, died at 9:30 this morning from injuries received at 10:45 p.m. Monday, when the taxicab he was driving skidded out of control on Granville street bridge and crashed into a street car and another automobile. It ended against the railing of the bridge. [Includes further details of the incident.]

“Taxi Driver Dies After Granville Bridge Crash,” Vancouver Sun, October 20, 1936, page 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=r_RlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1564%2C2319004, [includes diagram of accident scene]; page 14: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=r_RlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2939%2C2395110.

George Campbell McCuaig, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 22, 1936, page 15; Vancouver Sun, October 22, 1936, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sfRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1182%2C2628923: “McCuaig—Passed away Oct. 19, 1936, Gordon Campbell McCuaig of 1111 W. George Str., in his 32nd year. Survived by his wife and mother. Funeral service Friday, Oct. 23rd, at 2:30 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson’s funeral chapel, 10th and Cambie, Rev. Dr. W. Brewing officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.

Gordon Campbell McCuaig, funeral services notice, Vancouver Province, October 22, 1936, page 8: “Funeral services for Gordon Campbell McCuaig, 31, who died in St. Paul’s Hospital on Tuesday following a traffic accident on Granville bridge, will be held in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Dr. W. Willard Brewing will officiate. Mr. McCuaig was born in Vancouver. He is survived by his wife and his mother. Interment will take place in the Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.”

 

George Ingram Wilson (merchant in Vancouver)

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Wi to Wz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votewi.htm: Wilson, George Ingram, 620 Seymour St, Merchant, Van

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-VLHS : accessed 31 May 2016), George I Wilson, 16 May 1924; citing 22965, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WHTC : accessed 31 May 2016), George Ingram Wilson, 1924; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302632, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302632.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-6GH : accessed 31 May 2016), George I Wilson in household of James Bain Allan and Jean Ingram Wilson, 21 Jun 1906; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

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