McKie, John (1827-1912)

John McKie was a retired school caretaker. He lived at 1881 Beach Avenue from 1901 to 1912.

John McKie was born in Scotland on March 10, 1827.

On November 21, 1873, in Colmonell, Ayr, Scotland, he married Marion Doak. She was born in Scotland on November 22, 1836.

John and Marion, along with their son, John Jr., travelled to Canada about 1888. By the early 1890s the family was in Vancouver.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1891, page 437

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1891, page 437

John and Marion lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1890 Westminster Avenue and Prior Street
1891 and 1892 905 Westminster Avenue ( listed as 907 Westminster Avenue in 1892)
1895 to 1900 314 Jackson Avenue (listed as McKiel in 1898 and 1900, and as McKee in 1899)
1901 to 1912 1881 Beach Avenue

John died in Vancouver on March 12, 1912. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

In 1912, Marion went to live with John Jr. in Grand Forks, British Columbia.

Marion died in Grand Forks on April 5, 1913. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

John and Marion had one son.

 

John McKie, Junior

John McKie, Junior, was born on November 16, 1874, in Glenside and Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland.

He travelled to Canada with his parents about 1888. He went to the high school in Vancouver.

John McKie, First high school class (detail); 1890, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2666; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/first-high-school-class.

John McKie, First high school class (detail); 1890, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2666; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/first-high-school-class.

By 1895, he was a patternmaker with B.C. Iron Works Company Limited.

Williams’Official BC Directory, 1895, page 584

Williams’Official BC Directory, 1895, page 584

About 1901 he moved to Grand Forks, a mining centre in the Boundary area of southern British Columbia.

Grand Forks, British Columbia, postcard, 1910s; http://www.wayfarersbookshop.com/WayfarersSept2014-Part2.php.

Grand Forks, British Columbia, postcard, 1910s; http://www.wayfarersbookshop.com/WayfarersSept2014-Part2.php.

On December 22, 1903, in Vancouver, John married Jemima Reid. She was born on August 2, 1878, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Her father was Duncan Roderick Reid (1851-1920). Her mother was Christina Campbell (1847-1933). (The Reid family had lived in Vancouver before the “Great Fire” in 1886.)

John and Jemima lived in Grand Forks, where John was the president of Boundary Iron Works Limited.

Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal, December 31, 1904, page 28H; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xphoenix/items/1.0185572#p41z-2r0f:

Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal, December 31, 1904, page 28H; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xphoenix/items/1.0185572#p41z-2r0f:

John was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Grand Forks.

Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal, January 7, 1911, page 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xphoenix/items/1.0185614#p5z0r0f:

Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal, January 7, 1911, page 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xphoenix/items/1.0185614#p5z0r0f:

He became active in Grand Forks local politics. In 1919 he was a member of the school board.

In 1920, John ran to become a Conservative member of the British Columbia legislature. He lost by nine votes to Ezra Churchill Henniger (1873-1959).

In 1924, John again ran as a Conservative candidate for the British Columbia legislature. This time, he defeated Ezra Henniger by 108 votes. The overall election in the province was very close: the Liberals had 24 of 48 seats. After choosing a speaker for the legislature, the Liberals would have only 23 members, so John had an important role as a member of the Conservative opposition.

At the end of October, John was travelling by train to attend his first session as a member of the legislature. Peter Verigen (sometimes Verigin or Veregin), the leader of the Doukhobors in Canada, was in the same railway car.

About one mile west of the small railway station at Farron, a bomb exploded inside the railway car. Several people, including John, were killed instantly. The surviving victims were taken to hospital in Nelson, but two died on the way. Altogether the explosion led to the deaths of nine people.

The Ledge, Greenwood, British Columbia, October 30, 1924, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xledgreen/items/1.0306121#p0z-4r0f:

The Ledge, Greenwood, British Columbia, October 30, 1924, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xledgreen/items/1.0306121#p0z-4r0f:

There were two inquests into the explosion: one was in Nelson; the other was in Grand Forks. The cause remains a mystery.

Sometime after John’s death, Jemima and her children moved to Vancouver. Jemima was one of the “old-timers” who took part in celebrations to recall the founding of Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Birthday Celebrated by Oldtimers Who Recall Founding, Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1953, page 13 [photograph of Mrs. John McKie, Mrs. W.E. Draney; and Campbell Reid]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8PVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2231%2C3540310

Vancouver’s Birthday Celebrated by Oldtimers Who Recall Founding, Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1953, page 13 [photograph of Mrs. John McKie, Mrs. W.E. Draney; and Campbell Reid]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8PVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2231%2C3540310

Jemima died in Vancouver on July 4, 1967. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

John and Jemima had the following children.

 

John Reid McKie

John Reid McKie was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, on November 19, 1904 (one source says August 6, 1904).

He married Adelaide Josephine Lopatecki. She was born in Vancouver on April 22, 1918. Her father was Kenneth Vitold Lopatecki (1890-1979). Her mother was Elizabeth Lillian Finlayson (1889-1971).

John’s and Adelaide’s marriage ended in divorce.

Adelaide died in Vancouver on November 19, 1947.

It appears that John lived in Tonopah, Nevada, and that he died on February 15, 2002.

 

Christina Marion McKie

Christina Marion McKie was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, on May 15, 1909.

She married John Fletcher, who was a locomotive engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 6, 1899. His father was John Fletcher. His mother was Elizabeth Eastment.

By 1955, Christina and John were living at 6463 Yew Street in Vancouver.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 267 (edited image)

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 267 (edited image)

John died in Vancouver on July 27, 1965.

Christina died in Vancouver on July 19, 1987. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Frederick Alexander McKie

Frederick Alexander McKie was born in Vancouver on July 8, 1911.

He went to Kitsilano High School and Vancouver Technical School. He became a member of the Masons. In 1950, he was living in Vancouver.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1950, page 372

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1950, page 372

On October 29, 1950, in West Vancouver, he married Allison Vane Vickery. She was born on February 22, 1917, in Vernon, British Columbia. Her father was Arthur Vane Vickery (1891-1965). Her mother was Alice Anne Potten (1885-1984).

By 1955, Frederick was a mechanic at Celtic Shipyards.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 502

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 502

Allison died in Kelowna, British Columbia, on June 7, 1970.

For the last period of his life, Frederick was in Osoyoos, British Columbia. He died about 2010.

 

Sources

 

John McKie

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTKY-CZ2 : 8 December 2014), John Mckie and Marion Doak, 21 Nov 1873; citing Colmonell,Ayr,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMFP-F4G : 5 November 2014), John Mckie, Forthorwald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 18, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 224,052.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-BLR : 13 November 2014), John Mckie, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00100.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – McE to McK; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votemce.htm: McKie, John, 314 Jackson Ave, School caretaker, Van

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5H8 : 13 November 2014), John Mckic, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=41&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5SZ : 2 March 2015), J Mckie, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63744&highlight=46&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+T+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940122.pdf [indexed as G. McKia].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-P9C : 30 September 2015), John Mckie, 1912.

John McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 13, 1912, page 33: “McKie—The death occurred yesterday of John McKie, aged 86, of 1881 Beach avenue. Deceased had been a resident of Vancouver for about 25 years. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from Harron Bros.’ chapel to the family plot in the Masonic cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QX95 : 13 December 2015), John Mckie, 1912; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262156, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262156.

British Columbia Archives, GR-1415 Vancouver probate/estate files 1893-1941; John McKie, Probate File P-02255; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897Z-XZ9?i=357&wc=M69N-P29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332744801%3Fcc%3D2014768&cc=2014768 [first page of probate file]; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-XQL?i=379&wc=M69N-P29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332744801%3Fcc%3D2014768&cc=2014768 [last page of probate file].

 

Marian Doak (wife of John McKie)

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYCN-P94 : 13 October 2014), Marion Doak, Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 3, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,732.

“Scotland Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VY1F-HFH : 13 October 2014), Marion Doak, Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland; from “1851 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 3, PRO HO 107, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,042,373.

“Scotland Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBW3-LKN : 14 October 2014), Marrion Doak, Part Of Colmonell Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland; from “1861 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012.); citing p. 6, PRO RG 9, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,800.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBRQ-BYJ : 16 November 2014), Marion Doak, Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 7, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,958.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTKY-CZ2 : 8 December 2014), John Mckie and Marion Doak, 21 Nov 1873; citing Colmonell,Ayr,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMFP-F4P : 5 November 2014), Marion Mckie, Forthorwald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 18, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 224,052.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-BLT : 13 November 2014), Marion Mckie, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00100.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5HD : 13 November 2014), Marian D Mckic in household of John Mckic, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=42&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Marisa+D.+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5S8 : 2 March 2015), Maryan Mckie in entry for J Mckie, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63744&highlight=47&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Maryan%28%3F%29+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940122.pdf [indexed as Morgan McKia].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL29-7XK : 30 September 2015), Marion Doak Mckie, 1913.

Marion McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 7, 1913, page 21: “McKie—At Grand Forks on April 5, Mrs. Marion McKie, widow of the late John McKie of Beach avenue, Vancouver. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.”

Marion McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 7, 1913, page 21: “McKie—At Grand Forks, B.C. April 5, Mrs. Marion McKie, relict of the late John McKie. Funeral will take place from Harron Brothers, Vancouver, on Wednesday morning.”

Marion McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 8, 1913, page 21: “McKie—The remains of the late Mrs. McKie, widow of the late John McKie, who died at Grand Forks, B.C., will arrive in this city on this afternoon’s 3:30 Great Northern train. The remains will be removed to Harron Bros.’ parlors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.”

Marion McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 9, 1913, page 21: “McKie—The funeral of Mrs. Marion McKie, who died at Grand Forks, B.C., will take place at Harron Bros.’ parlors on Thursday forenoon at 10 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Pidgeon and Rev. Dr. Fraser will officiate. Interment will be made in the Mountain View cemetery.”

Marion McKie, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1913, page 14: “McKie—The funeral of the late Mrs. Marion McKie will take place this morning at 10 o’clock from Harron Bros.’ parlors. The Rev. Dr. Poidgeon [sic] and Rev. Dr. Fraser will officiate. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QXC9 : 13 December 2015), Marion Doak Mckie, 1913; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301944, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301944.

 

John McKie (son of John McKie)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYYW-PZZ : 8 December 2014), John Mckie, 16 Nov 1874; citing TORTHORWALD,DUMFRIES,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMFP-F45 : 5 November 2014), John Mckie, Forthorwald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 18, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 224,052.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-BLY : 13 November 2014), John Mckie, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00100.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – McE to McK; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votemce.htm: McKie, John, Jr, 314 Jackson Ave, Pattern-maker, Van

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-97S : 21 January 2016), John Mckie and Jemmima Reid, 22 Dec 1903; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Wedding Bells, McKie-Reid,” Vancouver Province, December 22, 1903, page 3:

“The Rev. R.G. MacBeth officiated at a wedding this morning when Mr. John McKie, jr. of Grand Forks, B.C., and Miss Jemima Reid of this city were married. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Reid, 910 Cordova street east. Miss Reid was formerly a school teacher in the Strathcona School, and is very well known and popular here.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Minnie Reid, while the groomsman was Mr. Austin McNair. A number of relatives and friends of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony. The party sat down to a wedding breakfast, after which the happy couple left on the Atlantic express for Grand Forks.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YQXH : 2 March 2015), John Mckie, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=59744&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001937739.pdf.

Ezra Churchill Hennigar, (1873-1959); http://www.hhennigar.ca/getperson.php?personID=I4256&tree=1&PHPSESSID=b050d908d706e28f5f725e264324c2f9 (elected to British Columbia Legislature, 1920)

Canadian Elections Database, Ezra Churchill Henniger; http://canadianelectionsdatabase.ca/PHASE4/?p=0&type=person&ID=31686.

1921 Canada Census, John Mckie; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Grand Forks, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 17; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Electoral History of British Columbia, Victoria, Queen’s Printer for British Columbia, 1988, page 550; 16th parliament, election: June 20, 1924; http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/1871-1986_ElectoralHistoryofBC.pdf.

British Columbia general election, 1924, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia_general_election,_1924

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History; Explosion on the Kettle Valley Line; The Death of Peter Verigen; http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/verigin/home/indexen.html

The Mysterious Death of Peter Verigen, by Larry Hannant; http://www.doukhobor.org/Hannant.html.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-7JN : 30 September 2015), John Mckie, 1924.

“Doukhobors Redeemed by Some Modern Justice,” by Patrick Nagle, Vancouver Sun, June 28, 1999, page A10.

“Collateral damage of a Doukhobor bombing in a distant, violent time,” by Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, October 14, 2004, page A3.

Explosion Kills Six; Probe Begun into Tragedy on C.P. Train; John McKie, M.L.A., On of Victims of Kootenay Explosion; Clues to Perpetrators Sought,” Vancouver Sun, October 29, 1924, page 1.

“C.P.R. Probes Theory That Bomb Killed Five in B.C. Train Wreck; One Seriously Injured and Fifteen Others Hurt When Explosion Blows Up Day Coach on Coast-Kootenay Line; John M’Kie, M.L.A., and Peter Veregin Dead; Vancouver Native Son, Newly-elected Grand Forks Member, Was on Way to City When Tragedy Occurred—Gas Tanks Intact,” Vancouver Province, October 29, 1924, pages 1, 21.

“Bomb Cause of Deaths is Certain; Policy and Experts Practically Discard Other Theories in Blast; List of Dead is Now Nine; Doukhobor Leader Was in Fear of Assassination, Friends Say,” Vancouver Province, October 20, 1924, page 1.

“Escaped From Wrecked Car Uninjured; Scanland and Woulfe Reach Vancouver Still Dazed by Explosion,” Vancouver Province, October 30, 1924, page 28.

“Only Ones to Escape Injury in Fatal Explosion on Railway,” Vancouver Province, October 30,, 1924, page 4 (includes photograph of Patrick Scanlan and James Woulfe.)

“Bomb Clock of Foreign Origin; Made in Italy, Police Inform Attorney-General,” Vancouver Province, October 31, 1924, page 1.

“Grand Forks is Mourning its Dead; Funeral Services of John McKie Being Held Today; Doukhobors Lament Passing Of Their Picturesque Leader; Charred Body Thought to Be Hindu Identified as Lumberman; Neil Murray Was not Expected to Travel on Death Train,” Vancouver Province, October 31, 1924, page 19.

John A. McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 31, 1924, page 21: “McKie—The remains of the late John A. McKie, M.L.A., victim of the disaster of the C.P.R. at Farron, B.C., on Wednesday, October 29, will arrive in the city Saturday evening at 10:30 p.m. and will be removed to Harron Bros. & Williams’ new funeral parlors, 55 10th Ave. E., The funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday’s paper.”

“New Theory of Wreck Cause; East Indian Seen at Nelson With Grip Containing Two Clocks, Police Hear; Veregin Rites Sunday,” Vancouver Province, November 1, 1924, page 1.

John A. McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 1, 1924, page 29: “McKie—The funeral of the late John A. McKie, M.L.A., will take place on Monday, November 2, from the First Presbyterian Church, corner Gore Ave. and Hastings St., at . . . o’clock, under the direction of Vimy Lodge No. 97 A.F. and A.M., Rev. Dr. McBeth officiating. Harron Bros & Williamson in charge of funeral arrangements.”

“Many Attend M’Kie Funeral; Impressive Services at Church and Grave for Late M.L.A.; Many Floral Tributes,” Vancouver Province, November 3, 1924, page 2.

“Doukhobors Wail Death; Chants at Bier of Chief; Extraordinary Scenes Mark Funeral of Head of B.C. Community; Peter Second May Come From Russia to Succeed Father,” Vancouver Province, November 3, 1924, page 3.

“Disaster Victim is Laid at Rest; Funeral of W.J. Armstrong Largely Attended by Friends,” Vancouver Province, November 4, 1924, page 1.

Mrs. John McKie and family, card of thanks, Vancouver Province, November 4, 1924, page 13.

 

Duncan Roderick Reid (father of Jemima Reid)

Duncan Roderick Reid, Vancouver Voters, 1886; Richmond, British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1994, pages 587-590.

“Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-2G1S : 11 March 2015), Duncan Roderick Reid and Christine Campbell, 28 Oct 1875; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,094.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-7LK : 13 November 2014), Duncan Reid, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00235.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-5P4 : 13 November 2014), Duncan R Reid, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-MHK : 2 March 2015), Duncan R Reid, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-YLM : 30 September 2015), Duncan Roderick Reid, 1920.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7XCQ : 13 December 2015), Duncan R. Reid, 1930 [sic]; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26280565, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26280565.

 

Christina Campbell (mother of Jemima Reid)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-7L2 : 13 November 2014), Christina Reid, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00235

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-5PH : 13 November 2014), Christina Reid in household of Duncan R Reid, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-MH2 : 2 March 2015), Christina Reid in entry for Duncan R Reid, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Christina Reid in household of William Edward Draney; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; 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:FL5W-B92 : 30 September 2015), Christina Reid, 1933.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7XH6 : 13 December 2015), Christina Reid, 1933; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26324424, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26324424.

 

Jemima Reid (wife of John McKie, Junior)

Duncan Roderick Reid, Vancouver Voters, 1886; Richmond, British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1994, pages 587-590.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-5PC : 13 November 2014), Jemima Reid in household of Duncan R Reid, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-9Q1 : 21 January 2016), John Mckie and Jemmima Reid, 22 Dec 1903; citing , 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-YQXC : 2 March 2015), Jennie Mckie in entry for John Mckie, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=59744&highlight=15&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Jennie+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001937739.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Jemima McKie in household of John Mckie; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Grand Forks, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 17; 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:FLBN-Y2G : 30 September 2015), Jemima Mckie, 1967.

Jemima McKie, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 6, 1967, page 21; Vancouver Province, July 7, 1967, page 26; Vancouver Sun, July 6, 1967, page 35; Vancouver Sun, July 7, 1967, page 32: “Mckie—Passed away suddenly July 4, 1967, Jemima, widow of John McKie, of 3878 West 11th Ave., in her 89th year. Survived by 2 sons, John R., California; Fred A., Kelowna; 1 daughter, Mrs. C.M. (Marion) Fletcher, Vancouver; 2 grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. W.E. Draney, Vancouver. Funeral service Friday, at 12 noon in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Harry Lennox DD, officiating. Interment family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

John Reid McKie (son of John McKie, Junior)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YQXZ : 2 March 2015), Reid Mckie in entry for John Mckie, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=59744&highlight=16&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Reid+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001937739.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Jno Reid McKie in household of John Mckie; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Grand Forks, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 17; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGY2-R5Q : 27 November 2014), John Mckie, 02 Jan 1926; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Laurier, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, roll 082628, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGY2-R53 : 27 November 2014), John Mckie, 15 Sep 1941; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Laurier, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, roll 082628, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPP9-WZR : 27 November 2014), John Reid Mckie, 10 Dec 1941; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Danville, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, roll 082630, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. (birth date is November 19, 1904)

Ancestry.com; Nevada, Death Index, 1980-2012; John Reid McKie; birth: Canada; death: 2002, Nye County, Nevada.

John R. McKie – Death Record; http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/168458501/John-R-McKie: “John R. McKie was born on November 19, 1904 and died on February 15, 2002 at the age of 97. John last resided in Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JL1V-PP8 : 20 May 2014), John R Mckie, 15 Feb 2002; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). (birth date is November 19, 1904).

John R. Mckie, November 19, 1904 – February 15, 2002, Tonopah, Nevada; http://nevadaobits.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-R.-Mckie-67652040

 

Adelaide Josephine Lopatecki (wife of John Reid McKie)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-Y8B : 12 December 2014), Kenneth Vitold Lopatecki, 02 Oct 1890; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13804, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,115,625.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1M-7VW : 30 September 2015), Kenneth Vitold Lopatecki, 1979.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT7-HF2 : 30 September 2015), Elizabeth Lillian Lopatecki, 1971.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPY-KYQ : 30 September 2015), Adelaide Josephine Mckie, 1947.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK18-39MT : 11 July 2016), Adelaide Josephine Lopatecki McKie, 1947; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 137880978, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137880978.

 

Christina Marion McKie (daughter of John McKie, Junior)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-YQX8 : 2 March 2015), Marion Mckie in entry for John Mckie, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=59744&highlight=17&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Marion+McKie; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001937739.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Christina M. McKie (indexed as Christina W. McKie) in household of John Mckie; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Grand Forks, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 17; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1987-09-011698; Christina Marion Fletcher; date of death: July 19, 1987; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1987011698.jpg.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3HH7 : 13 December 2015), Christina Marion Fletcher, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368390, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368390.

 

John Fletcher (husband of Christina Marion McKie)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1899-007793; John Fletcher; date of birth: November 6, 1899; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Eliza Eastment.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-Q9N : 13 November 2014), John Fletcher in household of John Fletcher, F, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=61748&highlight=35&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Fletcher; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000012951.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-TBFP : 2 March 2015), John Fletcher in entry for John Fletcher, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=59641&highlight=19&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Fletcher; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001937621.pdf [indexed as John Flitcher].

1921 Canada Census, John Fletcher in household of John Fletcher; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 12; 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:FLT5-MZZ : 30 September 2015), John Fletcher, 1965.

 

Frederick Alexander McKie (son of John McKie, Junior)

1921 Canada Census, Fred. Alexr McKie (indexed as Fred Abner McKie) in household of John Mckie; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Grand Forks, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 17; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Gazette, Volume CL, No. 44, November 4, 2010; Notice to Creditors and Others, http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/bcgaz1/bcgaz1/1105561046: “Frederic Alexander McKie (also known as Frederick Alexander McKie and Fred A. McKie), deceased, formerly of 2-8010 Vedette Drive, Osoyoos, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor, c/o Attention: Helen Low, 2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC V6C 0A3, on or before the 15th day of December 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. — Helen Low, Executor.”

 

Alison Vane Vickery (wife of Frederic Alexander McKie)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTXT-J6X : 2 January 2015), Arthur Vane Vickery, 17 Apr 1891; citing Ayton, Berwick, Scotland, reference v 727 p 7; FHL microfilm 255,159.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW56-FS6 : 20 January 2015), Arthur Vane Vickery, Battersea, Battersea S W, London, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL1-C33 : 27 December 2014), Arthur Vane Vickery, May 1913; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4794, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8V-5GQ : 21 January 2016), Arthur Vane Vickery and Alice Anna Potter, 03 Sep 1914; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBQ-T16 : 30 September 2015), Arthur Vane Vickery, 1965.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1L-8Y1 : 30 September 2015), Alice Anna Vickery, 1984.

Arthur Vane Vickery, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ecclesheanue/p2.htm#i145: “Arthur Vane Vickery married Alisanne Potten on 3 September 1914.” Alisanne [sic ] Potten; Children: Alison Vickery, b. c 1915; Phillip Arthur Vane Vickery2 b. c 1918, d. 22 Jun 1943. [references omitted]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYN-VZ7 : 30 September 2015), Allison Vane Mckie, 1970.