McKillop, Archie (1869-1921)

Archie McKillop - Calgary Herald - April 25 1921 - page 1 - column 7

Calgary Herald, April 25, 1921, page 1, column 7.

 

Archie McKillop was a wholesale shoe dealer. He lived at 1847 Pendrell Street from 1907 to 1910.

 

Early Life

Archibald (“Archie”) McKillop was born in Parkhill, near London, Ontario on February 16, 1869 or 1870. His parents were Neil McKillop and Isabella Walker.

In 1881, he was living with his parents in Middlesex County, Ontario.

 

To Manitoba

By 1891, Archie was working as a shoe dealer in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Marriage to Lottie Watters

On January 24, 1900, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Archie married Charlotte (“Lottie”) Watters. She was born in New Brunswick on January 30, 1875. Her parents were Robert Watters (1851-1900) and Margaret Jane Sharpe (1858-1930).

 

Mrs Robert Watters - obituary - Winnipeg Tribune - August 6 1930 - page 10 - column 2

Winnipeg Tribune, August 6, 1930, page 10, column 2.

 

To Vancouver

By the fall of 1906, Archie and Lottie were living at 1847 Pendrell Street in Vancouver.

 

Mrs Archie McKillop - 1847 Pendrell Street - Vancouver Daily World - September 20 1906 - page 7 - column 6

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1906, page 7, column 6.

 

Lottie and Archie travelled frequently to various parts of North America and Hawaii.

 

Archie McKillop - to Montreal and New York - Vancouver Daily World - November 20 1907 - page 12 - column 6

Vancouver Daily World, November 20, 1907, page 12, column 6.

 

 

Mrs Archie McKillop - to Calgary and Banff - Vancouver Province - June 27 1908 - page 9 - column 3

Vancouver Province, June 27, 1908, page 9, column 3.

 

 

Mrs Archie McKillop - to California - Vancouver Daily World - December 5 1908 - page 14 - column 4

Vancouver Daily World, December 5, 1908, page 14, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, December 5, 1908, page 14, column 4.

 

To Calgary

In 1909, Archie and Lottie moved to Calgary, Alberta.

 

Archie McKillop - to Calgary - Vancouver Daily World - August 20 1909 - page 8 - column 3

Vancouver Daily World, August 20, 1909, page 8, column 3.

 

 

Mrs Archie McKillop - 711 15th Avenue - Calgary Herald - July 11 1910 - page 4 - column 3

Calgary Herald, July 11, 1910, page 4, column 3.

 

Archie was an avid horse-racing enthusiast.

 

Archie McKillop - race officials - Calgary Herald - July 3 1913 - page 8 - columns 4-5

Calgary Herald, July 3, 1913, page 8, columns 4-5.

 

For much of their time in Calgary, the McKillops lived at 722 Riverdale Avenue in the Elbow Park district.

 

Mrs Archie McKillop - 722 Riverdale Avenue - Calgary Herald - March 4 1914 - page 8 - column 1

Calgary Herald, March 4, 1914, page 8, column 1.

 

722 Riverdale Avenue SW - Calgary - Alberta - Google Streets - searched June 9 2020 - image dated April 2009

722 Riverdale Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta; Google Streets, searched June 9, 2020; image dated April 2009.

 

Archie was active in the Shriners.

 

Archie McKillop - Shriners - Calgary Herald - December 7 1915 - page 1 - column 8

Calgary Herald, December 7, 1915, page 1, column 8.

 

 

Archie McKillop - Calgary - Shriners - Vancouver Province - February 15 1919 - page 8 - column 7

Vancouver Province, February 15, 1919, page 8, column 7.

 

In 1920, Archie became ill with pneumonia, but he recovered.

 

Archie McKillop - pneumonia - Calgary Herald - February 24 1920 - page 14 - column 3

Calgary Herald, February 24, 1920, page 14, column 3.

 

In 1921, Archie declared that he was no longer planning to travel to the United States in the winter because the U.S.-Canada exchange rate was too unfavourable.

 

Archie McKillop - exchange rate - Vancouver Sun - February 23 1921 - page 2 - column 4

Vancouver Sun, February 23, 1921, page 2; column 4.

 

In the spring of 1921, Archie and Lottie were travelling to New York. Archie became ill with a cold, and he went to a hospital in Chicago to treat the pneumonia that developed.

 

Archie McKillop - pneumonia - Chicago - Calgary Herald - April 20 1921 - page 16 - column 1

Calgary Herald, April 20, 1921, page 16, column 1.

 

However, the treatment was not successful, and he died in Chicago on April 25, 1921.

 

Archie McKillop - obituary - Calgary Herald - April 25 1921 - page 1 - column 7 - page 16 - columns 6-8

Calgary Herald, April 25, 1921, page 1, column 7; page 16, columns 6-8.

 

He was buried in the Union Cemetery in Calgary.

The Vancouver Amateur Driving Association wrote to Lottie to express their condolences on Archie’s death.

 

Vancouver Amateur Driving Association - condolences to Mrs Archie McKillop - Vancouver Province - April 29 1921 - page 29 - column 5

Vancouver Province, April 29, 1921, page 29, column 5.

 

Lottie: Later Life

Lottie continued to live at 722 Riverdale Avenue in Calgary until 1928. An auctioneer sold the contents of the house.

 

Mrs Archie McKillop - 722 Riverdale Avenue - auction - Calgary Herald - April 9 1928 - page 15 - columns 7-8

Calgary Herald, April 9, 1928, page 15, columns 7-8.

 

When Lottie’s mother died in 1930, Lottie was living in San Francisco, California.

 

Sources

Neil McKillop (father of Archibald McKillop)

Neil McKillop (15 September 1834 – before 1911); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/KLQ7-HF8.

“Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLP6-NWB : 8 February 2020), Neil McKillop, 1860.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-485Q : 17 March 2018), Neil McKillop and Isabella Walker, 20 Sep 1861; citing Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,055.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7H-NWJ : 5 September 2017), Neil Mckillop, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 119, line 33; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1019, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,844.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDV-YP6 : 20 May 2019), Neil McKillop, Williams, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Neil Mckillop, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLJ-KRH : 16 December 2019), Neil Mckilop, Middlesex (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Isabell Walker (mother of Archibald McKillop)

Isabella Walker (18 February 1837 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/KLS7-D46.

“Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLP6-NWY : 8 February 2020), Isabella Walker in entry for Neil McKillop, 1860.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-485P : 17 March 2018), Neil McKillop and Isabella Walker, 20 Sep 1861; citing Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,055.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7H-NJK : 5 September 2017), Isabella Mckillop, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 119, line 34; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1019, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,844.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDV-YPX : 20 May 2019), Isabella McKillop in household of Neil McKillop, Williams, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Neil Mckillop, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLJ-KRC : 16 December 2019), Isabell Mckilop in household of Neil Mckilop, Middlesex (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Archie McKillop

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDV-YPJ : 20 May 2019), Archibald McKillop in household of Neil McKillop, Williams, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Neil Mckillop, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-MNN : 3 August 2016), Archie Mckillop, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations: Registration Number: 1900-002044; place of marriage: Portage la Prairie; date of marriage: January 24, 1900; Archibald McKillop and Lottie Walters [sic];

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVY-Q2W : 16 December 2019), Arch’d Mckillop, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-Z7ML : 16 March 2018), Archibald Mckillop Or Mckillap, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,651.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDR2-1C3 : 4 July 2019), Archie McKillop, 1914.

“Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-RBT : 11 March 2018), Archie Mckillop, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 8, line 48; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDR2-1CS : 4 July 2019), Archie McKillop, 1916.

“Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N77P-96X : 8 March 2018), Archibald McKillip, 25 Apr 1921; citing , Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference cn 10593, record number 93, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,309,295.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDL-QSRH : 7 December 2015), Archie McKillop, died 25 Apr 1921; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Union Cemetery, Calgary, Division No. 6, Alberta, Canada.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-MVPT : 13 December 2015), Archie McKillop, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Union Cemetery; citing record ID 122958199, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122958199: “Archie McKillop; Birth: 1869; Death: 1921 (aged 51–52); Burial: Union Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Plot: Section N; Memorial ID: 122958199.”

 

Robert Watters (father of Charlotte (“Lottie”) Waters)

Robert Watters (1851–1900); Birth: 17 NOV 1851, Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada; Death: 06 JUN 1900 (ancestry.ca).

Robert Watters (17 November 1851 – 6 June 1900); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L78N-F8R.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVM-KXW : 20 May 2019), Robert Watters, Saint-Jerusalem, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Robert Watters, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-6HYB : 13 December 2015), Robert Watters, 1900; Burial, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 109865766, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109865766: “Robert Watters; Birth: 1850, New Brunswick, Canada; Death: 6 Jun 1900 (aged 49–50); Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada; Memorial ID: 109865766.”

 

Margaret Jane Sharpe (mother of Charlotte (“Lottie”) Watters

Magaret Jane Sharpe (19 December 1858 – 4 August 1930); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K2T2-W1N

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVM-KX4 : 20 May 2019), Margaret J. Watters in household of Robert Watters, Saint-Jerusalem, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Robert Watters, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVY-6GR : 16 December 2019), Margaret J Watters, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-6HYY : 13 December 2015), Margaret J. Watters, 1930; Burial, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 109865728, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109865728: “Margaret J. Watters; Birth    : 19 Dec 1858; Death: 4 Sep 1930 (aged 71); Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada; Memorial ID: 109865728.”

 

Charlotte (“Lottie”) Watters (wife of Archie McKillop)

Charlotte A. Watters (1875–1947 [sic]; Birth: ABT 1875, New Brunswick; Death: 10 APR 1947 [sic], Nanaimo, British Columbia [sic ].

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVM-KXH : 20 May 2019), Charlotte A. Watters in household of Robert Watters, Saint-Jerusalem, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Robert Watters, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKW-PHP : 3 August 2016), Lottie Waters, Portage La Prairie, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148096.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations: Registration Number: 1900-002044; place of marriage: Portage la Prairie; date of marriage: January 24, 1900; Archibald McKillop and Lottie Walters [sic].

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVY-Q24 : 16 December 2019), Lottie Mckillop in household of Arch’d Mckillop, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-Z7MG : 16 March 2018), Charlotte Mckillop Or Mckillap in entry for Archibald Mckillop Or Mckillap, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,651.

“Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-RBY : 11 March 2018), Charlotte Mckillop in household of Archie Mckillop, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 8, line 49; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 4; Census Place: City of Calgary (Part), Calgary West, Alberta; Page Number: 22. Name: Lottie McKillop; Gender: Female; Marital status: Widowed; Age: 49; Birth Year: abt 1872; Birth Place: New Brunswick; Relation to Head of House: Head; Father Birth Place: USA; Mother Birth Place: Nova Scotia; Year of Immigration: 1875; Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish); Province or Territory: Alberta; District: Calgary West; District Number: 4; Sub-District: City of Calgary (Part); Sub-District Number: 20; City, Town or Village: Calgary; Section Number: 722 River Sae Ave; Municipality: Poll D 9; Household Members: Lottie McKillop: 49.