McKenzie, William

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 892.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 892.

William McKenzie was a confectioner. He was at 1968 Georgia Street from 1911 to 1913.

 

The 1911 Canada census listed an Alice McKenzie at 1966 Georgia Street. Although the writing in the line above Alice’s entry in the census is difficult to read, it appears that she is the wife of William McKenzie.

 

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2F9 : 16 March 2018), Alice Mckenzie in entry for William Mckenzie, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

A fire insurance plan from around this time indicates that 1966 Georgia Street and 1968 Georgia Street were part of the same building.

 

1974 Georgia Street, 1968 Georgia Street, 1964 Georgia Street and 1954 Georgia Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

 

No further information is available for this family.

 

Another William and Alice McKenzie?

The 1911 Canada census listed another William and Alice McKenzie who were about the same age as the couple on Georgia Street. However, it appears that this is a different family.

They were William Hugh Alexander McKenzie and Alice McKenzie, and they were living in Alberta, along with their children. They later moved to Ladner, British Columbia, where William McKenzie was a jeweller and optician.

William Hugh Alexander McKenzie was born in Newfoundland on October 13, 1877. He was married to Alice Thorburn, who was born in Quebec on June 23, 1882.

 

Selected sources for the family of William Hugh Alexander McKenzie

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-TNK6 : 16 March 2018), W Mckenzie, 1911; citing Census, Red Deer Sub-Districts 1-78, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,655.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5B-TK5 : 3 April 2016), William Hugh Mckenzie, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 4, line 1; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,968.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Surrey, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Name: William Hugh McKenzie; Gender: Male; Marital status: Married; Age: 42; Birth Year: abt 1879; Birth Place: Quebec; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse’s name: Alice McKenzie; Father Birth Place: Quebec; Mother’s name: Margaret McKenzie; Mother Birth Place: Quebec; Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish); Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: New Westminster; District Number: 2; Sub-District: Surrey; Sub-District Number: 33; City, Town or Village: Delta Municipality; Street or Township: Delta Street; Municipality: Ladner Village; Occupation: Janeller [sic: Jeweller]; Household Members: William Hugh McKenzie: 42; Alice McKenzie: 37; Charles Archibald McKenzie: 15; Harold Hugh McKenzie: 11; Freda Victoria McKenzie: 9; Margaret McKenzie: 84.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT5-9TR : 13 April 2017), William Hugh Alexander Mckenzie, 1965.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-SN9K : 13 December 2015), William Hugh McKenzie, ; Burial, Tsawwassen, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Boundary Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 126119733, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126119733.