McGraw, Albert Ernest (1886-1966)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 591.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 591.

Albert Ernest McGraw was a carpenter and civil engineer. He lived at 1929 Beach Avenue in 1907 and 1908. (He was sometimes called Ernest Albert McGraw.)

Albert Ernest McGraw was born on January 21, 1886, in Castana, south of Sioux City, Iowa. His parents were Thomas Frank McGraw and Luella Martin.

In 1900 he was living with his parents in Williams, North Dakota.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1905. He was living at 1062 Westminster Avenue (later called Main Street), and he was working as a clerk.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 340.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 340.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1905 1062 Westminster Avenue
1906 534 Westminster Avenue
1907 532Westminster Avenue
1908 1929 Beach Avenue
1909 635 Dunleavy Avenue

On April 10, 1905, in Vancouver, he married Myrtle Lulu Ford, a dressmaker who had also been living at 1062 Westminster Avenue.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 591.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 591.

Myrtle was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on September 25, 1880 (although one source says 1885).

In the 1911 Canada census, Albert and Myrtle were living at Hastings Townsite. Albert was working as a sash and door manufacturer.

It appears that the sash and door business was not successful. In 1912, Albert assigned his property to Harry J. Perrin, who was to distribute the proceeds of the property to Albert’s creditors.

Government Gazette, British Columbia; volume 52, number 25 (June 20, 1912), page 5506; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett52nogove_q4q9#page/5506/mode/1up.

Government Gazette, British Columbia; volume 52, number 25 (June 20, 1912), page 5506; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett52nogove_q4q9#page/5506/mode/1up.

In 1917, Albert registered with the United States military draft system. He gave his permanent address as Detroit, Michigan. He was living with Myrtle at Ojibway, Ontario, and he was working as a civil engineer with the Canadian Steel Corporation Limited.

It appears that Albert and Myrtle became naturalized Canadian citizens about 1919.

In 1921, Albert and Myrtle were living in Chatham, Ontario. Albert was a civil engineer.

Until the mid-1950s, Albert was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, chapter 80, in Ontario.

Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada at the annual convocation, 1949, by Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter (Canada); page 191; restoration: Chapter 80; https://archive.org/stream/royalarchmasons1949cana#page/191/mode/1up.

Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada at the annual convocation, 1949, by Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter (Canada); page 191; restoration: Chapter 80; https://archive.org/stream/royalarchmasons1949cana#page/191/mode/1up.

Myrtle died in Nelson, British Columbia, on March 14, 1962. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Trail, British Columbia.

Albert died in Columbia, Oregon, on September 7, 1966. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Trail.

It appears that Albert and Myrtle did not have any children.

 

Sources

Thomas McGraw (father of Albert Ernest McGraw)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH94-B2G : 11 August 2016), Thomas F Mc Graw in household of J H Mc Graw, Howard, Howard, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 48, sheet 349A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0285; FHL microfilm 1,254,285.

“Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-PZJS : 3 February 2016), Thomas F McGraw and Luella Martin, 02 Feb 1882; citing Howard, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 7,031,665.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VT-55M : accessed 6 July 2017), Thomas Mcgraw, Townships 153-155-Ranges 95-101, T.156-Ranges 95-103, T.161-Ranges 95-103, T.162-Ranges95-103, Williams, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 217, sheet 10A, family 193, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,234.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGJN-P8C : accessed 6 July 2017), Thomas F Mcgraw, Mckinley, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 40, sheet 14B, family 390, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1657; FHL microfilm 1,375,670.

 

Luella Martin (mother of Albert Ernest McGraw)

“Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-PZJH : 3 February 2016), Thomas F McGraw and Luella Martin, 02 Feb 1882; citing Howard, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 7,031,665.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VT-559 : accessed 6 July 2017), Leuella Mcgraw in household of Thomas Mcgraw, Townships 153-155-Ranges 95-101, T.156-Ranges 95-103, T.161-Ranges 95-103, T.162-Ranges95-103, Williams, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 217, sheet 10A, family 193, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,234.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGJN-P8Z : accessed 6 July 2017), Lewella Mcgraw in household of Thomas F Mcgraw, Mckinley, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 40, sheet 14B, family 390, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1657; FHL microfilm 1,375,670.

 

Albert Ernest McGraw

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VT-55Q : accessed 6 July 2017), Albert E Mcgraw in household of Thomas Mcgraw, Townships 153-155-Ranges 95-101, T.156-Ranges 95-103, T.161-Ranges 95-103, T.162-Ranges95-103, Williams, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 217, sheet 10A, family 193, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,234.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-DF6 : 21 January 2016), Albert Ernest Mcgraw and Lulu Mirtle Ford, 10 Apr 1905; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1W99 : 2 March 2015), A E Mcgraw, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=60925&highlight=13&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+A.+E.+McGraw.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6NN-2YX : 12 December 2014), Albert Ernest Mcgraw, 1917-1918; citing Detroit City no 3, Michigan, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,023,751.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6X9-9WL : 12 December 2014), Albert Earnest Mc Graw, 1917-1918; citing Detroit City, Michigan, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,675,261.

1921 Canada Census, Albert E. McGraw, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 66; Census Place: Chatham (City), Kent, Ontario; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZCS-5B1 : 11 December 2014), Albert E Mcgraw, 07 Sep 1966; from “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2000); citing Columbia, Oregon, certificate number 12896, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.

Trail, British Columbia, Cemetery; http://cemetery.trail.ca/cemetery/cemetery.php?action=showmap&plotid=3009: “Albert Mcgraw; City Records     West Kootenay Family Historians Data; Date of Interment: September 12th, 1966; Date of Passing: unknown; Plot Location: Section 7, Plot 86; Plot Type: Standard/Adult; Born: 1886; Passed: 1966; Headstone Engraving: In Loving Memory; Albert E. Mcgraw; 1886 – 1966; (Note: There is a Masonic emblem between the dates on the marker.)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-D947 : 13 December 2015), Albert E. McGraw, ; Burial, Trail, Kootenay Boundary Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 110208270, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110208270.

 

Myrtle Lulu Ford

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-DFZ : 21 January 2016), Albert Ernest Mcgraw and Lulu Mirtle Ford, 10 Apr 1905; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1W9S : 2 March 2015), Myrtle Mcgraw in entry for A E Mcgraw, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=60925&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Martha+McGraw.

1921 Canada Census, Myrtle L. McGraw in household of Albert E. McGraw, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 66; Census Place: Chatham (City), Kent, Ontario; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTZ-429 : 13 April 2017), Myrtle Lulu Mcgraw, 1962.

Trail, British Columbia, Cemetery; http://cemetery.trail.ca/cemetery/cemetery.php?action=showmap&plotid=3008; Myrtle L Mcgraw; City Records   West Kootenay Family Historians Data; Date of Interment: March 20th, 1962; Date of Passing: unknown; Plot Location: Section 7, Plot 85; Plot Type: Standard/Adult; Born: 1880; Passed: 1962; Headstone Engraving; In Loving Memory; Myrtle Lulu Mcgraw; 1880 – 1962; (Note: An emblem of the Order of Eastern Star is centered at the bottom of the marker.)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-D94N : 13 December 2015), Myrtle Lulu McGraw, ; Burial, Trail, Kootenay Boundary Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 110208283, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110208283.

 

Blanche McGraw (sister of Albert Ernest McGraw)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9VT-55S : accessed 6 July 2017), Blanch M Mcgraw in household of Thomas Mcgraw, Townships 153-155-Ranges 95-101, T.156-Ranges 95-103, T.161-Ranges 95-103, T.162-Ranges95-103, Williams, North Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 217, sheet 10A, family 193, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,234.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-Z5P : 21 January 2016), Walter Alfred Fowell and Blanche Mcgraw, 05 Jun 1905; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC3B-CQT : accessed 6 July 2017), Grace E Fowell in household of Walter A Fowell, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 147, sheet 2A, line 30, family 40, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2511; FHL microfilm 2,342,245.

 

Walter Alfred Fowell (husband of Blanche McGraw)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2KT-1YD : 27 November 2014), Alfred Walter Fowell, 29 Jan 1879; citing Holland, Grey, Ontario, 29 Jan 1879, reference 169; FHL microfilm 1,845,398.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFR-HSS : 30 June 2017), Alfred Walter Fawell in household of Alfred Fawell, Holland, Grey North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 47; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13262, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,898.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-Z5T : 21 January 2016), Walter Alfred Fowell and Blanche Mcgraw, 05 Jun 1905; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDG-4Q7Z : 11 June 2014), Walter Alfred Fowell, 1917-1918; citing Seattle City no 1, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,887.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC3B-CQR : accessed 6 July 2017), Walter A Fowell, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 147, sheet 2A, line 29, family 40, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2511; FHL microfilm 2,342,245.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-D5FV : 9 April 2016), Alfred Walter Fowell, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3T4-GRD : 5 December 2014), Alfred Walter Fowell, 17 Jul 1943; citing Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, reference 592, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,024,114.

Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014 – Alfred Walter – Grace C. Fowell – Al Fowell – Et Al.; Record Series: Death Records; Collection: Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014; County: Statewide; Da Reference Number: {F43F3BCE-B6F0-40C6-808E-E828E6520AB5}; Image Number: 1462; Document Number: 12; Document Reference Id:    592; First Name: Alfred Walter; Last Name: Fowell; Date Of Death: 17 Jul 1943; Age: 62; Gender: Male; Father Name:    Al Fowell; Mother Name: Cecilia Mcginnis; Batch Id: 277468; Batch Locality: Washington, United States; Death Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington; Mother Name Gn:     Cecilia; Mother Name Surname: Mcginnis; Spouse Name:  Grace C. Fowell; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/35AAEA2CC452F42FD77971C5E1033AF1.

 

Grace (wife of Alfred Walter Fowell)

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93L-58W : accessed 6 July 2017), Grace Fowell in household of Walter Fowell, Ward 2, Tacoma, Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 42-18, sheet 3B, line 47, family 77, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4388.

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