McIlreevy, James Earle (1868-1943)

James Earle McIlreevy - Northern Who’s Who - Vol 1 - 1916, Western Press Association, C W Parker, ed, page 539

James Earle McIlreevy – Northern Who’s Who – Vol 1 – 1916, Western Press Association, C W Parker, ed, page 539

James Earle McIlreevy was the local manager of the Vancouver branch of the Crane Company, which supplied industrial and domestic fixtures for steam, gas and water. He lived at 1946 Comox Street from 1913 to 1926.

He was born in Belleville, Ontario on November 7, 1869. His father was John McIlreevy (1838-1901); his mother was Anna Brennen (1844-1919).

The family moved to the United States when James was still young. After graduating from high school in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1886, he took a two-year business course. He started working on the construction of municipal waterworks and electric lights plants in Nebraska City; in 1890, he became manager of these city facilities.

On June 17, 1890, he married Emma Frances Curtis of Troy, New York. Her father was Nathan Curtis (Dec. 23, 1845 – Nov. 15, 1903); her mother was Lodemma Richardson (Jun 17, 1847-May 1, 1927).

In 1899, he started working for the W.S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company of Kansas City, Missouri, which made sewer pipes, fire bricks for chimneys, pavers, and other clay products. He was an expert shooter, and he would demonstrate another one of the Dickey company’s products, which was clay shooting targets.

About 1900, he started working for the N.O. Nelson Company of St. Louis, Missouri, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._O._Nelson], which was a plumbing manufacturer and distributor.

In 1902, he moved to Seattle to work with the Crane Company, and in June 1908, he became the manager of the Crane Company’s branch store in Vancouver.

While he was in Vancouver, he belonged to the Vancouver Club and the Vancouver Athletic Club; he was active in the Vancouver Board of Trade. In 1919 and 1920, he was the vice captain of the Vancouver Golf and Country Club.

In 1926, the family moved to San Francisco, where James became the manager of the San Francisco branch of the Crane Company.

On August 1, 1934, the family moved back to Vancouver, where James again became the manager of the Vancouver branch of the Crane Company. He retired in 1938, and died in Vancouver on August 12, 1943.

Emma Frances McIlreevy - “San Francisco Visitor,” Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1931, page 8

Emma Frances McIlreevy – “San Francisco Visitor,” Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1931, page 8

Emma Frances McIlreevy was a member of the Methodist church, and was an active religious worker. In 1923, she was the Tuesdays Ladies’ captain for the Vancouver Golf Club. She died in Vancouver on May 5, 1942.

James and Emma had one daughter.

Ruth Curtis McIlreevy (1891-1956)

Ruth was born in Nebraska City on October 13, 1891. On March 3, 1914, in Vancouver, she married Louis Meyer Diether. Louis was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 13, 1889. His father was Louis Diether (July 1850 – December 12, 1924); his mother was Adelaide Price Laurence (July 24, 1860 – June 19, 1951)

Louis Meyer Diether had come to Vancouver in 1911, along with his parents. He operated a series of businesses, including sand and gravel, coal and oil, and he was involved in many other financial and business enterprises. He was interested in many sports, including football, hunting and golf. He belonged to the Rotary Club, the Vancouver Club, and the Capilano Golf Club. He died in Vancouver on April 10, 1946.

Ruth was an accomplished pianist, and she was active in Vancouver society until the late 1940s. She died in Los Angeles, California, on June 21, 1956.

Louis and Ruth had a daughter and a son.

Virginia Diether (also known as Virginia Diether Morris; Virginia Morris; Lady Ossulston; Virginia Ossulston) (1916 to 1950-56)

Virginia was born in Vancouver on March 28, 1916. On June 10, 1933, in Whatcom County, Washington State, she married Howard Morris, who was involved in the consumer oil business.

Howard and Virginia had a daughter named Karen Morris. Howard and Virginia were divorced.

On January 13, 1940, in Whatcom County, Washington State, Howard was married to Kathleen Vera Kelly.

Howard was living in Palm Springs, California, when he announced Karen’s engagement to Aldis Edmund Davies, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Davies of Vancouver. The marriage was to take place in Clinton, Ontario, early in May 1956. It appears that Karen and Aldis were divorced in California in October 1975.

Virginia’s second marriage was on May 15, 1943, to Charles Augustus Grey Bennet. He was also known as Lord Ossulston, and he later became the 9th Earl of Tankerville. For most of his later life, he lived in California, where he called himself Charles Ossulston.

Charles and Virginia were divorced in 1950. He later married Georgiana Lilian Maude Willson, who was the daughter of Gilbert Wilson, DD, of Vancouver.

Virginia was involved in the music scene in Vancouver, where she was often known as Virginia Ossulston or Lady Ossuslton. Virginia died sometime in the early 1950s, because the engagement announcement for Karen Morris said that she was the daughter of “the late Mrs. Virginia Ossulston.”

Charles and Virginia had one child known as Lady Corisande Elizabeth Bennet. She may have been born on March 21, 1947, although a 1954 court case in England said that “Lady Corisande Bennet” was 16, which would suggest a birth date of about 1938.

Jack James Diether (1919 to 1987)

Jack was born on February 26, 1919, in Vancouver. He attended Culver Military Academy in the U.S. and the University of British Columbia. He became a musicologist; he was especially interested in Bruckner and Mahler. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

In 1946, he married Mary Southon, (born November 5, 1915; also called Darian). They moved to Malibu, California. On April 26, 1948, Jack and Mary had a son, Anton Diether, who became a screenwriter in California. Jack and Mary separated in 1950, and they were divorced in 1957.

Mary continued to live in California; she died in Lucerne Valley, California, on September 4, 2009.

In 1955, Jack became a naturalized US citizen. He moved to New York City in 1956. In 1958, Jack married Doris Thomas (born about 1929). Doris was a painter, actor, dance critic, and an activist in city zoning issues. In 1976, along with Nancy Karlings, Jack co-founded the New York Mahlerites (which eventually became the Gustav Mahler Society of New York). [Jane Boutwell, Talk of the Town, Mahlerites, New Yorker, January 10, 1977, page 20].

Jack died on January 22, 1987. Doris continued to be active in civic zoning issues in New York City. As recently as the spring of 2013, she was trying to prevent a restaurant from continuing its operations across the street from her apartment on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waverly_Place

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“The J.E. McIlreevys’ Golden Wedding,” Vancouver Sun, June 17, 1940, page 6: “A well-known and popular Vancouver couple who celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today are Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McIreevy, who were wed 50 years ago in Nebraska City, Neb., and first came to Vancouver over 40 years ago. They lived here 18 years before going to San Francisco for ten years and moved back here in 1934. They also have many friends in Seattle where they lived the first six years of their married life.   Mr. McIlreevy was born in Belleville, Ont., and his wife in New York. They have one daughter, Mrs. Louis Deither of Vancouver, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.   They will celebrate the event quietly and have invited a few friends to drop in tonight at their home, 1437 Matthews Avenue.

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Nathan Curtis and Lodemma Richardson Curtis (parents of Emma Frances McIlreevy (née Curtis))

Troy Daily Times, September 1877, [exact date and page not available], http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2018/Troy%20NY%20Daily%20Times/Troy%20NY%20Daily%20Times%201877/Troy%20NY%20Daily%20Times%201877%20-%200657.pdf.  “Supreme Court, county of Albany, place of trial. Mary E. Cook, formerly Mary E. Curtis, against Nathan Curtis and Lodemma G. Curtis his wife, Thomas Mooney and Samuel March, defendants.   To the above named defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the complaint. – Dated August 31st, 1877.   Henry A. Merritt, Plaintiff’s Attorney, 285 River st., Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y.   To Nathan Curtis and Lodemma G. Curtis his wife, defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of the Hon. C.R. Ingalls, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court, dated the 15th day of September, 1877, and filed with the complaint in the office of the Clerk of the County of Albany, at the City Hall, in the city of Albany, the 17th day of September, 1877.   Henry A. Merritt, Plaintiff’s Attorney”

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Louis Meyer Diether

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Fort Wayne (Indiana) News , Saturday, February 21, 1914,Page-2: “Local friends of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Diether, formerly of West Wayne street, this city, have received notice of the approaching marriage of their son, Louis Diether, Jr., to Miss Ruth Curtis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McIlreevy, of Vancovuer, B.C. The wedding will occur on March 2. Mr. Diether resided in this city until about nine years ago and has hosts of friends here who will be interested in the notice of his approaching marriage.”

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“L. M. Diether Coal Co. Ltd.,” advertisement, Vancouver Evening Sun – May 15, 1925, page 2: “Some patrons of Diether Coal arrange for their winter fuel supply, having certain quantity delivered each month, while the lower summer price schedule is in effect. They get the saving and divied the cost. Sey. 6761. L. M. Diether Coal Co. Ltd., Bunkers, Granville Island.”

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“Bridge Luncheon For California Visitor,” Vancouver Sun – Jul 8, 1931, page 10: “To compliment Mrs. J.E. McIlreevy of San Francisco, who is always on of the most-feted visitors when she returns to her former home city, Mrs. William Harvey entertained at a bridge luncheon today. Mr. and Mrs. McIlreevy have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Louis Diether, and return south Satruday, accompanied by Mrs. James Finley, who has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Lyle Fraser. . . .”

Vancouver Sun – Nov 13, 1931, page 12: “Mrs. Louis Diether has returned to the city from California, where she has been visiting for the past six weeks as the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McIlrevy in San Francisco.”

Vancouver Sun – Dec 31, 1931, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. James McIlreevy of San Francisco who have been spending the past two weeks in town as the guests of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Diether, are leaving Sunday night for their home in the south.”

Vancouver Sun – Feb 9, 1932, page 10: “Mrs. Louis Diether returned Monday morning from Seattle.”

Vancouver Sun – Nov 17, 1942, page 6: “Mrs. Lawrence Diether of Victoria is visiting in her former home city of Vancouver, the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Louis Diether.

Sunday Sun – Jan 18, 1943, page 6: “Mrs. Bruce Farris of Port Alberni is the guest for a few days of Mrs. Louis Diether.”

Vancouver Sun – Mar 26, 1943, page 10: “Saturday Wedding: Mrs. Fred Bawlf, whose son, Lieut. Frederick Bawlf, has returned east after spending leave here with his parents, will fly to Victoria Saturday for the wedding tomorrow afternoon of Miss Elizabgeth Ann McCarter and Sub. Lt. Glenn Kieth Cowan, RCNVR.   Miss Barbara Diether of Vancouver will be one of her cousin’s four bridesmaids and Mr. Lorne McKay of this city will be best man. Other guests from the Mainland will include the bride’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Diether, Mrs. H.R. dePencier and Misses Audrey Edith and Mary dePencier.”

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Virginia Diether (also known as Virginia Diether Morris; Virginia Morris; Lady Ossulston; Virginia Ossulston) (1916 to 1950-56)

Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004 Birth, Marriage & Death: Name: Virginia Diether; Spouse: Howard Morris; Marriage: 10 Jun 1933 – Whatcom; Other: 12 Jun 1933

Vancouver Sun – Jul 7, 1939, page 21: “Companies incorporated during the week were: Howard Morris Transfer Co. Ltd., $10,000, Vancouver. . . .”

Vancouver Sun – Oct 21, 1941, page 6: “Mrs. Virginia Diether Morris entertained a few friends of her young daughter, Karen, at a birthday tea party Monday afternoon.”

Vancouver Sun – Aug 15, 1940, page 6: “Mrs. and Mrs. Louis Deither and their daughter, Mrs. Virginia Morris, are holidaying on the Island and will be guests of Mrs. Lawrence Deither at Qualicum.

Vancouver Sun – Nov 5, 1942, page 6: “Mrs. Virginia Diether Morris left Wednesday evening by plane for a two weeks’ visit with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miles in Calgary.”

Toronto Globe & Mail, March 18, 1943, page 10: “An interesting engagement is that of Mrs. Virginia Diether Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Diether of Vancouver, to Lord Ossulston, a flying officer in the R.A.F., eldest son of the eighth Earl of Tankerville, Northumberland, England, and Mrs. J. Holt Wilson of Suffolk.”

“Ossulston—Morris,” Montreal Gazette – May 24, 1943, page 15. “The marriage of Virginia Diether Morris, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Deither (sic), of Vancovuer, to FO Lord Ossulston, R.A.F., eldest son of the Earl of Tankerville, Chillingham, Northumberland, England, and of Mrs. J. Holt Wilson, Broomhills, Botesdale, Diss, Norfolk, took place Saturday, May 145, in the Canadian Memorial Chapel, Vancouver, the Rev. G. Harrison Villett officiating. . . .  Miss Barbara Diether, of Victoria, as maid of honour . . .. Miss Karen Morris, daughter of the bride, as flower girl. . . . Mr. Bob Diether, the bride’s cousin, ushered. . . . Later FO. Lord Ossulston and Lady Ossulston left for Banff . . . They will reside in Calgary.”

Montreal Gazette – Jun 8, 1943, page 13: “FO. Lord Ossulston, R.A.F., and Lady Ossulston have taken a house at Elbow Park, Calgary, and will be joined there for the summer holidays by the latter’s daughter, Miss Karen Morris, who is a pupil at Crofton House School, Vancouver.”

The Montreal Gazette – Apr 12, 1944, page 15: “Flt – Lt. Ossulston, accompanied by Lady Ossulston, who arrived from Vancouver, on Monday, is spending a few days at the Mount Royal Hotel.”

Vancouver Sun – Oct 4, 1948, page 17, “Opening Night . . . Among dinner hosts entertaining tonight before the opening of Hamlet are Lord and Lady Ossulston and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carter.”

Vancouver Sun – Apr 17, 1956, page 19: “Engagement . . . Mr. Howard Morris of Palm Springs, Calif., announces the engagement of his daughter, Karen, to Mr. Aldis Edmund Davies, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Davies of Vancouver. Miss Morris is the daughter of the late Mrs. Virginia Ossulston. The marriage will take place in Clinton, Ont., early in May.”

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“Statistician New Earl of Tankerville: Hasn’t Figured Out Whether He’ll Live in England,” Toledo Blade – Dec 6, 1971, page 4, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CuhOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3wEEAAAAIBAJ&dq=earl-of-tankerville&pg=4522%2C3401133: “Britain has a new Earl of Tankerville – Charles August Grey, 50, of San Francisco, where he works as a statistician. .. . “Mr. Grey [sic], who took the name Charles Ossulston when he arrived in San Franciso [sic] 20 years ago, said that he may not go to live in England. Ossulstopn, a name he said was based on another family title, said that he moved to Canada after World War II and in 1950 to San Francisco.

“Earl Succeeds Father,” The Leader-Post – Dec 9, 1971, page 9, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8-pUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oTwNAAAAIBAJ&dq=ossulston&pg=3839%2C1848397

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGBD-DKC : accessed 17 Jul 2013), Charles Augustusgrey Ossulston, 1980.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JGW9-RTG : accessed 17 Jul 2013), Charles Ossulston, April 1980>

Peter Grey Bennet, 10th Earl of Tankerville, http://www.thepeerage.com/p3295.htm

The Society, by Rachel Giese, Past President (1973), http://www.friendsofchambermusic.ca/files/1st%2025%20Yrs-THE%20SOCIETY.pdf, pages 5, 7, 8.

Jack James Diether (1919-1987)

“United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPSF-5ZK : accessed 16 Jul 2013), Jack J Diether, 1941.

“United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XGS2-4YQ : accessed 16 Jul 2013), Jack J Diether, 1942.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXQ9-4P9 : accessed 16 Jul 2013), Jack James Diether, 1955.

Gustav Mahler Society of New York: History: http://www.gmsnyc.org/history.php

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JGQF-FML : accessed 16 Jul 2013), Jack Diether, January 1987.

Jack Diether, obituary, http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/24/obituaries/jack-diether.html   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Feb 9, 1987, page 12:  “Jack Diether, who died Jan. 22, was a Canadian-American musicologist and critic. He was a leading authority on the music of Mahler, about which he wrote with a unique combination of technical and expressive insight.   Curing World War II he wrote to Shostakovich, asking him to complete Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, a project undertaken 15 years later by his friend Deryck Cooke. I remember Diether going over many details with Leonard Bernstein at New York Philharmonic rehearsals of Mahler symphonies.   In these and many other activities, Jack Diether exemplified T.S. Eliot’s definition of “critic as advocate.”

Jack Diether collection of sound recordings, 1967-1984, http://www.nypl.org/archives/3352

Mary (“Darian”) Southon

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQ9G-2J6 : accessed 21 Jul 2013), Darian Diether, 4 September 2009.

Darian Deither, Big Bear Grizzly, September 15, 2009, http://www.bigbeargrizzly.net/obituaries/article_db8d0e1d-1058-5d70-8ead-5d2d35996c82.html?mode=story

Anton Diether

“California, Birth Index, 1905-1995,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VL5G-95K : accessed 21 Jul 2013), Southon in entry for Anton Diether, 1948.

Doris Diether (c. 1929-)

“A Stair-Climber Is Elected Head to Save the Village,” Village Voice, March 1, 1962, pages 3, 12, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZEkQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1I8DAAAAIBAJ&dq=doris-diether&pg=6381%2C1633645, includes background and photograph of Doris Diether.

“To preserve and protect: H.D.C. to honor Diether,” The Villager, Volume 74, Number 51 | April 27 – May 03 , 2005, http://thevillager.com/villager_104/topreserveandprotecthdc.html , includes background and photograph of Doris Diether.

The Grande Dame of New York City Land Use, New York Observer, http://observer.com/2009/07/the-grande-dame-of-new-york-city-land-use/,  includes biography and photograph of Doris Diether.

“The motion is unanimous: Doris, C.B. 2 grande dame, is the tops ,” The Villager, Volume 78 – Number 33, January 14 – 20, 2009, http://thevillager.com/villager_298/themotion.html, includes biography and photographs of Doris Diether.

“A Fighter for Tenants Relaces Her Gloves,” City Room, http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/doris-diether-by-richard-morgan/, includes biography and photograph of Doris Diether.

Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, New York City. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waverly_Place

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