McLeod, James Campbell (1881-1929)

James Campbell McLeod was a druggist. He lived at 1933 Robson Street from 1920 to 1924.

Family Background: Ontario and British Columbia

James Campbell McLeod was born in Almonte, Ontario, on November 21, 1881. His father was Norman McLeod (1852-1920), a cabinet maker who was also involved with lumbering and milling. James’s mother was Matilda Campbell (1855-1930).

About 1884, the McLeod family moved to the Okanagan area of British Columbia. James went to school in Vernon, British Columbia. When he was 15, he became an apprentice with Samuel Alexander Muir (1869-1945), who was a druggist in Vernon.

Life in Vancouver and First Marriage

About 1897, James moved to Vancouver. He continued his apprenticeship with McDowell, Atkins & Watson. (Henry Mcdowell lived at 1900 Barclay Street from 1903 to 1916. John Milner Atkins lived at 1898 Robson Street from 1900 to 1938.)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 658

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 658

James appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1902 847 Homer Street
1903 and 1904 677 Hamilton Street
1905 346 Dunsmuir Street
1906 and 1907 239 Georgia Street
1908 677 Hamilton Street
1909 to 1910 646 Burrard Street
1911 677 Hamilton Street
1912 to 1914 1829 East Second Avenue
1915 572 East 55th Avenue
1916 and 1917 1829 East Second Avenue
1918 number 3, 2221 Alder Street
1919 1735 Robson Street
1920 to 1924 1933 Robson Street
1925 and 1926 1214 West 7th Avenue
1927 to 1929 1376 West Broadway

On August 3, 1904, in Vancouver, James married Sadie Whyte. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 21, 1887. Her father was John Whyte. Her mother was Jean Currie.

The marriage did not last long. In March 1908, James published a notice in the Vancouver newspapers that his wife had left his bed and board, and that he would no longer be responsible for her debts. It appears that James and Sadie maintained some sort of relationship until about 1911, since their two children were born by then.

Owl Drug Company

In 1910, James, along with John Mallory Watson (1879-1947) and Alfred Ernest Black (1877-1961), bought the McDowell, Atkins and Watson firm. In 1911 they changed the name to the Owl Drug Company. James became the secretary and sometime treasurer of the company.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 994

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 994

James continued with the Owl Drug Company until about 1924. Later he had his own business, called the McLeod Drug Company, at 994 Granville Street.

Wrigley Henderson Amalgamated British Columbia Directory, 1925, page 999

Wrigley Henderson Amalgamated British Columbia Directory, 1925, page 999

 

McLeod Drug Company, Granville Street and Nelson Street, northeast corner, detail, 1929; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 4303; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/36/4303.jpg.

McLeod Drug Company, Granville Street and Nelson Street, northeast corner, detail, 1929; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 4303; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/36/4303.jpg.

This building was at the northeast corner of Granville Street and Nelson Street. It later became an Owl Drug Store.

Awning for The Owl Drug Company Limited at the corner of Nelson Street and Granville Street, Oct. 26, 1943, City of Vancouver Archives; CVA 371-868; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/awning-for-owl-drug-company-limited-at-corner-of-nelson-street-and-granville-street.

Awning for The Owl Drug Company Limited at the corner of Nelson Street and Granville Street, Oct. 26, 1943, City of Vancouver Archives; CVA 371-868; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/awning-for-owl-drug-company-limited-at-corner-of-nelson-street-and-granville-street.

In 1947 the building became the location of Kripps Pharmacy.

Kripps Pharmacy, July 30, 1948, detail from Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., City of Vancouver Archives; CVA 229-15; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/granville-street-vancouver-b-c-8

Kripps Pharmacy, July 30, 1948, detail from Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., City of Vancouver Archives; CVA 229-15; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/granville-street-vancouver-b-c-8

James’s Later Life

Sometime after 1910, it appears, James and Sadie were divorced.

On June 25, 1918, in Vancouver, James married Emily Lucy Brownhill, who was a cashier. She was born on June 18, 1881, in Wolverhampton, England. Her father was Josephus Brownhill. Her mother was Dinah Evans.

James died in Vancouver on November 15, 1929. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Emily died in Vancouver on September 14, 1960. She was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.

Sadie’s Later Life

On January 29, 1926, in Cloverdale, British Columbia, Sadie married John Edward Fisher, who was a stevedore. He was born on April 30, 1893 (or 1895), in White Wood, Saskatchewan. His father was John Fisher. His mother was Sarah Galbraith. The marriage registration described Sadie as a spinster.

John died in Vancouver on October 25, 1946. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Sadie died in Vancouver on December 13, 1967. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

James and Sadie had two children.

 

Exilda (“Zelda”) Genevieve Mcleod

Exilda (“Zelda”) Genevieve Mcleod was born in Vancouver on ???.

She became a nurse.

On April 25, 1932, in Penticton, British Columbia, she married George MacAndrew, who was a provincial police constable. He was born in Inverness-shire, Scotland. His father was George MacAndrew. His mother was Maria MacFarlane.

During his police career, he served in Castlegar, Richmond and Abbotsford.

He served in Peace River when the Alaska Highway was built during the Second World War. He also served in  North Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Prince George.

After his retirement in Prince George, he became involved in community affairs, including a period as the chairman of the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

In 1970, George and Zelda moved to Castlegar.

Zelda died in Vancouver on September 18, 1988.

George died in Matsqui, British Columbia, on September 13, 1990.

Zelda and George had three sons: Donald, James and Robert.

 

Raymond McLeod

Raymond McLeod was born in Vancouver about 1911. In 1921, he was living with James and Emily at 1933 Robson Street.

In 1923, Raymond and some other boys had made a toy cannon from a pipe, along with gunpowder and nails. While they were playing with the cannon, it shot a nail into the abdomen of Wesley James Taylor (1907-1960), whose house was nearby, at 1951 Georgia Street.

Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1923, page 1 [refers to “Leslie” instead of “Wesley”]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TSllAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3266%2C2144206.

Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1923, page 1 [refers to “Leslie” instead of “Wesley”]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TSllAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3266%2C2144206.

Although Wesley recovered, the county court later awarded him $1,000 damages to compensate him for injuries and medical costs.

It is not clear what happened to Raymond. He was not mentioned in James’s death notice, and there is no other information available for him.

 

Sources

Norman McLeod (father of James Campbell McLeod)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXF-QMG : 18 November 2014), Norman McLeod, Almonte, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 33; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13233, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,869.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMN1-6DT : 10 April 2015), Norman Mcleod and Matilda Campbell, 04 Jun 1880; citing registration , Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,507.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK7-38Z : 13 November 2014), Norman Mcleod, Spallumcheen, Yale, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVG-2ZD : 13 November 2014), Norman Mcleod, J, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9NDP : 2 March 2015), Norman Mcleod, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-Y3X : 30 September 2015), Norman Mcleod, 1920.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QV7B : 13 December 2015), Norman Mcleod, 1920; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262254, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262254.

 

Matilda Campbell (mother of James Campbell McLeod)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMN1-6D1 : 10 April 2015), Norman Mcleod and Matilda Campbell, 04 Jun 1880; citing registration , Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,507.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK7-388 : 13 November 2014), Matilda Mcleod, Spallumcheen, Yale, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVG-2Z6 : 13 November 2014), Matilda Mcleod in household of Norman Mcleod, J, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9ND5 : 2 March 2015), Matild Mcleod in entry for Norman Mcleod, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Mathilda Campbell McLeod, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 9, 1930, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oy1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3065%2C905815: “McLeod—Passed away Jan. 7, 1930, Mrs. Mathilda Campbell McLeod, 2221 Alder St., in her 75th year, beloved mother of Donald, Norman and Walter McLeod of Vancouver, Mrs. R.W. Dick, Britannia Mines, B.c., and Mrs. W.D. Simpson, Los Angeles. Funeral service Thursday, Jan. 9th, at 3 o’clock in Nunn & Thomson Chapel, 531 Homer St., Rev. A.E. Mitchell, D.D., officiating. Interment in family plot, Masonic section, Mountain View Cemetery.”

 

James Campbell McLeod

James Campbell McLeod, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present,  volume 4, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 938-939; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/938/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/939/mode/1up.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMD7-VWY : 15 January 2016), James Campbell Mcleod, 21 Nov 1881; citing Birth, Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,580.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK7-38D : 13 November 2014), James C Mcleod, Spallumcheen, Yale, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-W8Q : 21 January 2016), James Campbell Macleod and Sadie Whyte, 03 Aug 1904; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

Vancouver Daily World, March 18, 1908, page 2: “To Whom It May Concern—My wife having left my bed and board of her own free will, I will no longer be responsible for any debts contracted by her. James C. McLeod.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-JHM : 21 January 2016), James Campbell Mcleod and Emily Lucy Brownhill, 25 Jun 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-T2R : 30 September 2015), James Campbell Mcleod, 1929.

James Campbell McLeod, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 17, 1929, page 21: “McLeod—Passed away on Nov. 15, 1929, James Campbell McLeod, 3867 W. 11th Ave., in his 48th year. Survived by his loving wife, one daughter, Excilda [sic], at Princeton, B.C.; his mother at Vancouver, two sisters, Mrs. J.M. Dick, Britannia Mines, B.C.; Mrs. W. Simpson, Los Angeles, Cal.; three brothers, Donald, Norman and Walter, all of Vancouver. The deceased had been a resident of Vancouver for forty-two years. Funeral service Monday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 o’clock, in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 531 Homer St., under the auspices of Acadia Lodge No. 22, A.F. & A.M. Interment in family plot, new Masonic Cemetery.”

Masonic Cemetery Association of B.C., http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/m-letter.html: McLeod, James Campbell; date of burial: 11/18/1929; location: 277-04-D

Thoughts on Reno/ Owl Drug Canadian Connection, November 8, 2012; https://owldrugcollectors.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/thoughts-on-reno-owl-drug-canadian-connection/. Describes history of Owl Drug Company in Vancouver. Concludes that there is no connection between the Owl Drug Company in Vancouver and the Owl Drug Company of San Francisco, California.

 

Sadie M. White (wife of James Campbell McLeod)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-VJN : 13 November 2014), John White, Nanaimo City North Ward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-VJJ : 13 November 2014), Jeanie White, Nanaimo City North Ward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-VJ2 : 13 November 2014), Sadie White, Nanaimo City North Ward, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-W8Q : 21 January 2016), James Campbell Macleod and Sadie Whyte, 03 Aug 1904; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-Y6B : 21 January 2016), John Edward Fisher and Sadie Whyte, 29 Jan 1926; citing Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505. (possible connection)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKR-QVY : 30 September 2015), John Edward Fisher, 1946.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY3-NSW : 30 September 2015), Sadie Fisher, 1967.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-FYM : 21 January 2016), Henry Samuel Miller and Mary Craig Whyte, 14 Mar 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703. [Mary Craig Whyte, sister of Sadie White.]

 

Emily Lucy Brownhill (wife of James Campbell McLeod)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-JHM : 21 January 2016), James Campbell Mcleod and Emily Lucy Brownhill, 25 Jun 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-44H : 30 September 2015), Emily Lucy Mcleod, 1960.

Emily Lucy McLeod, death notice, Vancouver Sun, September 21, 1960, page 33: “McLeod—Passed away September 8, 1960, Emily Lucy (Cis) McLeod, 1529 W. 15th Ave, in her 79th year. Survived by 2 brothers, George and Robert Brownhill, England; also nieces and nephews. Member of the Kerrisdale Senior Citizens. Funeral Thursday, September 22, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Harold Edwards Ltd., 705 W. Broadway, Canon William Garbutt officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.”

Masonic Cemetery Association of B.C., http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/m-letter.html: McLeod, Emily Lucy (Mrs.); date of burial: 09/22/1960; location: 277-03-D

 

Exilda (“Zelda”) Genevieve McLeod (daughter of James Campbell McLeod)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-P3X : 21 January 2016), George Macandrew and Exilda Genevieve Mcleod, 25 Apr 1932; citing Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13763, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,135,982.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-015993; Exilda Genevieve Macandrew; date of death: September 18, 1988; place of death: Vancouver; age: 82; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1988015993.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1988015993M.jpg.

Exilda Genevieve (Zelda) MacAndrew, death notice, Prince George Citizen, October 18, 1988, page 16; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1988-10-18-16: “MacANDREW- A memorial service was held Thursday, October 13, 1988, in Grace Presbyterian Church at 1:00pm for Exilda Genevieve (Zelda) MacAndrew, 82, who died in Vancouver General Hospital on September 18th. Wife of Castlegar’s first policeman, George MacAndrew, “Mrs. Mac” as she was commonly known was born in Vancouver on March 6, 1906. Besides her husband, Mrs. MacAndrew is survived by three sons, Donald of Abbotsford, James and Robert of Kelowna; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.”

Exilda MacAndrew, card of thanks, Prince George Citizen, October 25, 1988, page 16; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1988-10-25-16: “CARD OF THANKS. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our old friends and neighbours for the kindnesses shown us in the loss of our beloved wife and mother, “Exilda”, who passed away Sunday, September 18, 1988, in Vancouver. Thank you everyone for the cards, words of comfort, together with donations to the Cancer Fund. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered MacAndrew Family.”

 

George Macandrew (husband of Exilda Genevieve McLeod)

“George MacAndrew, Castlegar’s first policeman,” http://www.stationmuseum.ca/george-macandrew/. “From Castlegar he was posted in various locales across the province, Richmond, Abbotsford, Peace River (“I was up there during the building of the Alaska Highway.”), North Vancouver, Nanaimo, and then finally to Prince George where he retired. . . . When he retired in Prince George, he became very interested in community affairs. He took on the responsibility of the Nechako Improvement District and it was through his efforts that water and fire protection became a reality for that new community. He also tells me he was “interested in hospital affairs,” and was elected three times to the board and served a total of 11 years. . . . In 1970, while visiting some old friends in Castlegar, George and his wife Exilda “had a number of old friends who prevailed on the Macs to have a look around.” The Macs did, found a house they like, made an offer on it, and after all their affairs in Prince George were settled they moved down here.. . . The MacAndrews have three sons, Donald, Angus, and Norman.”

George MacAndrew, Castlegar’s First Policeman, http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMNAN2_Castlegars_First_Police_Detachment_Castlegar_BC: “Constable George MacAndrew came to Castlegar in 1932 as a member of the B.C. Provincial Police. In this position he was responsible for law enforcement from Genelle to Broadwater and all areas in between. His first office was located above West’s Department Store but in 1934 the detachment was moved to this building which sat adjacent to the married living quarters where he and his wife lived at No. 20 Columbia Ave.”

 

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-P3X : 21 January 2016), George Macandrew and Exilda Genevieve Mcleod, 25 Apr 1932; citing Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13763, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,135,982.

“MacAndrew beats big frog,” Prince George Citizen, February 9, 1970, page 3; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1970-02-09-03: “George MacAndrew, chairman of the Regional District of Fraser Fort George since it was formed more than two years ago, was re-elected for another one-year term Friday.”

“Fiftieth anniversary honored,” Prince George Citizen, April 21, 1982, page 45; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1982-04-21-45:

“Former city residents George and Zelda MacAndrew will be the guests of honor at a party Saturday in Fort Langley on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The MacAndrews, who now make their home in Castlegar, first moved to Prince George in 1952 when he was appointed staff sergeant in the local detachment of the RCMP. Upon his retirement he became involved in the formation of the area’s first water improvement district on the Hart Highway, which at that time was outside the city limits.

The open house in their honor Saturday is being held by their son Donald, of Fort Langley.”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-017136; George Macandrew; date of death: September 13, 1990; place of death: Matsqui; age: 86; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990017136.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990017136M.jpg.

George MacAndrew, death notice, Prince George Citizen, September 19, 1990, page 26; http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1990-09-19-26: “Mac ANDREW — George, born in Inverness, Scotland, passed away quietly September 13, 1990 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, BC, aged 86 years. He was predeceased by his wife Exilda Genevieve, September 18, 1988. Survived by sons, Donald (Karen) of Abbotsford, Angus and Robert of Kelowna; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers James of Victoria, Australia and Thomas of Ken, England and sister Barbara Bernard of Lanark, Scotland. Former member of BC Provincial Police and RCMP, former chairman of Fraser-Fort George Regional District. After retirement, active in community and church and counsellor for senior citizens. Memorial Service, Saturday October 6, 1990, 2:00pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 33170 7th Avenue, Mission, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSA Hospital, Abbotsford or BC Cancer Society.”

 

Raymond McLeod (son of James Campbell McLeod)

March 22, 1923

“Boy Shot by Toy Cannon; Leslie [sic] Taylor, 12, in Critical Condition at Hospital; Nail Enters Body,” Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1923, page 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TSllAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mogNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3266%2C2144206.

Vancouver Daily World, March 22, 1923, page 1: “Leslie [sic] Taylor, his body pierced by a spike from a home-made cannon, discharged by West End boys on Wednesday afternoon. Wesley Taylor, aged 12, is in a grave condition at St. Paul’s Hospital. Raymond McLeod, aged 13, of 1933 Robson Street, and other boys, had made the gun out of piece of rusty pipe. The McLeod boy set it off, according to eye-witnesses. The charge, an iron spike, was sent by the kick of the gun into the abdomen of young Taylor, standing by. The cannon had been similarly discharged frequently within the past two days, it is said.”

Vancouver Daily World, October 9, 1923, page 2: “Wesley Taylor, 13-year-old victim of a toy-gun shot on March 21 last; was awarded $1,000 damages and special damages for medical attendance by Judge Grant in county court in a judgment delivered Monday afternoon. Master Taylor’s action was against Raymond McLeod, 13, who it was alleged, fired a toy gun the missile of which hit the plaintiff and caused him serious bodily damage. Taylor, evidence disclosed, was on his way home from school when his attention was arrested by the preparations of McLeod to fire the “pipe gun.” His honor found in his reasons for judgment that there was no evidence to show that Taylor had been given a warning when passing the muzzle of the “pipe”, and that McLeod, the defendant, a bright and intelligent lad, well knew the danger of the toy gun, as he had admittedly been playing with it many times before.”

 

Samuel Alexander Muir (druggist in Vernon, British Columbia)

Cook Family Genealogy Pages, Samuel Alexander Muir, http://gen.cookancestry.com/getperson.php?personID=I33696&tree=1.

Vernon Drug Co. Ltd fonds, Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Fonds MS 44;1978.061;1999.009; http://www.memorybc.ca/vernon-drug-co-ltd-fonds: “According to records of the Pharmaceutical Association of B.C., the first known pharmacy in Vernon was opened by Richard N. Taylor in July 1892. In August of 1892, Taylor moved his drugstore into the old Draper & Co. location on McKay Block and proceeded to conduct business. In many of his advertisements, Taylor listed the sale of perfumes, tobacco, toiletries, and chemicals as well as medicinal drugs. In October of 1895 Taylor hired Samuel A. Muir, a young man from New Westminster, as managing assistant, in order to holiday in England. Upon his return in January 1896, Taylor sold the business to Muir, who had apprenticed with his brother in New Westminster and become a licensed pharmicist in October 1893. Muir ran the business under his own name, S.A. Muir & Co. Having purchased J.S. Donaldson drug store stock at a sheriff’s sale, Muir moved the business into the the old Donaldson premises on the south east corner of 30th Avenue and 33rd St. There he continued to run the drugstore until 1919, when he sold out to E.E. Barker.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8K-H7H : 21 January 2016), Samuel Alexander Muir and Maud Mabee, 01 Jun 1898; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977.

1910 Vernon Directories [transcription]; http://www.vdfhs.com/resource_centre/vernon_directories/years/1910.pdf: “Muir, S Alexander, secretary and manager, Okanagan Telephone Co Ltd; Muir, S A & Co, S A Muir, proprietor, druggists and opticians, Barnard Ave corner Vance.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-763Q : 2 March 2015), Samuel A Muir, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 1-54, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,664.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPM-9HV : 30 September 2015), Samuel Alexander Muir, 1945.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRJ-F4Z : 30 September 2015), Maud Muir, 1948.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT2-8HF : 30 September 2015), Arthur Harper Muir, 1964. (son of Samuel Alexander Muir)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLC-PMN : 30 September 2015), Mabel Frances Muir, 1986. (wife of Arthur Harper Muir)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTK-P32 : 30 September 2015), Eden Arthur Muir, 1964. (son of Arthur Harper Muir)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-BN83 : 2 February 2016), William Deighton and Elga Robson Muir, 1938. (daughter of Samuel Alexander Muir)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1L-Z4S : 30 September 2015), Elga Robson Deighton, 1984. (daughter of Samuel Alexander Muir)

 

John Mallory Watson (druggist in Vancouver)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-7V1 : 30 September 2015), John Mallory Watson, 1947.

 

Alfred Ernest Black (druggist in Vancouver)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-HXX : 21 January 2016), Alfred Ernest Black and Victoria Almira Snider, 18 Sep 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRY-BR5 : 30 September 2015), Alfred Ernest Black, 1961.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRY-BR5 : 30 September 2015), Alfred Ernest Black, 1961.

 

Kripps Pharmacy (drug store at 944 Granville Street)

Kripps Pharmacy; https://krippspharmacy.com/about-us/

 

Wesley James Taylor (boy injured by toy cannon)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-FTN : 2 March 2015), Wesley J Taylor in entry for A Taylor, 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, Wesley James Taylor in household of Gilford Simpson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 2, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 15; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-VQB : 21 January 2016), Wesley James Taylor and Margaret Harvey, 28 Jun 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783. [Note on marriage registration: “Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C. on Apr. 2/43. File No. D.C.O. 5081. May 6/43.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-C5H : 30 September 2015), Wesley James Taylor, 1960.