McLeod, John Alexander (1887-1970)

John Alexander McLeod was a barber. He lived at 1012 Denman Street in 1920.

John Alexander McLeod was born on September 4, 1887, in what would later become Alberta. His father was Angus McLeod. His mother was Emma Sexsmith.

By about 1910, John was married to Helen (“Nellie”) May Wilcox. She was born in Minnesota on March 8, 1886. Her father was James Wilcox. Her mother was Harriett Carter.

In 1915, John and Nellie were living in South Edmonton. John was working as a barber.

John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1920. He was the proprietor of the St. Regis Barber Shop. He was living at 1012 Denman Street.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 766

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 766

St. Regis Hotel, 602 Dunsmuir Street, 1915, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 20021; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1000/20021.jpg

St. Regis Hotel, 602 Dunsmuir Street, 1915, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 20021; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1000/20021.jpg

The McLeod family appeared at the following addresses in the Vancouver directories

1920 1012 Denman Street
1921 to 1922 537 East 18 Avenue
1923 to 1925 520 West 18th Avenue
1926 558 West 18th Avenue
1927 537 West 19th Avenue
1928 to 1943 1822 West 35th Avenue
1944 to 1947 3387 Quesnelle Drive
1948 1697 West 14th Avenue
1949 to 1950 1796 West 15th Avenue
1955 2230 Cornwall Street
1962 5150 Cambie Street
1970 1695 West 11th Avenue

John worked as a barber through the 1930s.

By 1940 he was the manager of Fraser Valley Lands Limited. For a time in the 1950s he managed an apartment building on Cornwall Street.

Nellie died in Vancouver on August 30, 1962. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

John died in Vancouver on April 6, 1970. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

John and Nellie had the following children

 

Kenneth Alexander McLeod

Kenneth Alexander McLeod was born in Camrose, Alberta, about 1910. In 1911 and 1916, he was living with his parents in Alberta.

In 1921 and 1931 he was living in Vancouver with his parents. He worked as a salesman in Vancouver until about 1933.

By 1934, he had moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where he was a jeweller.

On January 13, 1940, in Victoria, British Columbia, he married Dolores Theresa Pettingell, who was a stenographer. She was born in Victoria on June 7, 1910. Her father was Benjamin Pettingell. Her mother was Pansy Stella McGary.

Dolores later worked as a jeweller.

In 1955, Kenneth and Dolores were living in Oak Bay, near Victoria. They continued to live in Victoria through the 1980s.

Kenneth died before 1986.

Dolores died in Victoria on November 22, 1986.

 

Lorna Violet McLeod

Lorna Violet McLeod as born in Alberta on March 30, 1912. In 1916 she was living with her parents in Alberta.

In 1921 she was living in Vancouver with her parents.

It appears that she went to live in Edmonton, Alberta, in the mid-1930s.

On May 31, 1936, in Artesia, California, she married John Bruce Wyman (sometimes called “Bruce J. Wyman”), who was a teller with the Bank of America. He was born on January 30, 1908, in Pennsylvania, although both of his parents were born in Canada. His father was W.L. Wyman. His mother was Helen A. Johnston.

In 1940, John and Lorna were living in Los Angeles. John was a salesman for a retail dairy.

John was a member of the Freemasons. Lorna belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, an organization that is associated with the Freemasons.

In 1949, Lorna became a naturalized United States citizen.

Lorna died in Los Angeles on March 28, 1954. She was buried in the Artesia Cemetery.

John died in Los Angeles on June 16, 1983. He was buried in the Artesia Cemetery.

John and Lorna had a daughter, Nancy Lee Helen Wyman, who was born in Los Angeles on April 19, 1939.

 

Nedra Mae McLeod

Nedra Mae McLeod was born in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver, about 1920.

She worked as a stenographer and lived at home until about 1943.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1943, page 911 [UDL is “United Distillers Limited”]

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1943, page 911 [UDL is “United Distillers Limited”]

By 1944, Nedra was married to John David Harris, who was in active service with the Canadian forces during the Second World War.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1944, page 715 [edited image]

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1944, page 715 [edited image]

By 1947, John and Nedra were living in Vancouver. John was working as a welder.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 726 [edited image]

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 726 [edited image]

John and Nedra lived in the lower mainland area of British Columbia until the late 1980s.

John died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on June 4, 1988.

In 1988, Nedra was living on Rosewood Avenue in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Sources

Angus McLeod (father of John Alexander McLeod)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5T-F4D : 13 November 2014), Angus Mcleod, Canmore, Alberta, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148227; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148227-00332.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRJ-D28 : 13 November 2014), John A Mcleod in household of Angus Mcleod, X3, Alberta, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000179374.pdf.

 

Emma Sexsmith (mother of John Alexander McLeod)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5T-F46 : 13 November 2014), Emme Mcleod, Canmore, Alberta, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148227; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148227-00332

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRJ-D2H : 13 November 2014), Emma J Mcleod in household of Angus Mcleod, X3, Alberta, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000179374.pdf.

 

John Alexander McLeod

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5T-F4N : 13 November 2014), John Mcleod, Canmore, Alberta, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148227; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148227-00332.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRJ-D28 : 13 November 2014), John A Mcleod in household of Angus Mcleod, X3, Alberta, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000179374.pdf

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVX-33Z : 13 November 2014), John McLeod in household of John J Garner, 14, Strathcona, Alberta, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e049/e001213537.pdf. (possible connection)

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3Y-VGVN : 9 October 2015), John A Mc Leod, 1910; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 125, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,211.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-PT3N : 2 March 2015), John A Mcleod, 1911; citing Census, Strathcona Sub-Districts 33-52, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,657.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5T-H1F : 5 November 2014), John Mcleod, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 28, line 34; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,969.

1921 Canada Census, John McLeod, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 8, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; 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:FLY8-6M4 : 30 September 2015), John Alexander Mcleod, 1970.

 

Nellie May Wilcox (wife of John Alexander McLeod)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-PT3J : 2 March 2015), Nellie Mcleod in entry for John A Mcleod, 1911; citing Census, Strathcona Sub-Districts 33-52, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,657.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5T-H1N : 5 November 2014), Nellie Mcleod in household of John Mcleod, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 28, line 35; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,969.

1921 Canada Census, Nellie McLeod [indexed as Lauis McLeod] in household of John McLeod, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 8, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; 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:FLTD-X54 : 30 September 2015), Nellie May Mcleod, 1962.

 

Kenneth McLeod (son of John Alexander McLeod)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-PT3V : 2 March 2015), Kenneth Mcleod in entry for John A Mcleod, 1911; citing Census, Strathcona Sub-Districts 33-52, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,657.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5T-H1J : 5 November 2014), Kenneth Mcleod in household of John Mcleod, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 28, line 36; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,969.

1921 Canada Census, Kenneth McLeod in household of John McLeod, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 8, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-484370; Kenneth Archibald Mcleod and Dolores T Pettingell; date of marriage: January 13, 1940; place of marriage: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2016/MRG/MRG_1940484370.jpg.

Dolores Theresa Pettingell and Kenneth A. McLeod, wedding description, Victoria Daily Colonist, January 14, 1940, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0140uvic_9#page/n6/mode/1up: “The marriage of Dolores Theresa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Pettingell, 427 Powell Street, and Mr. Kenneth A. McLeod, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McLeod, 1822 35th Avenue West, Vancouver, was solemnized in Christ Church Cathedral last evening at 8 o’clock, Very Rev. S.H. Elliott, Dean of Columbia, officiating. . . . The bridesmaids were her sister, Miss Jewell Pettingell, the bridegroom’s sister, Miss Nedra McLeod, and Misses Audrey Bland and Olivine Ormond. . . . Mr. John Rutledge, Seattle, was best man. . . .Among the our-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McLeod and family. . . . After a motoring trip in the South, . . . Mr. and Mrs. McLeod will return to Victoria to live.”

“Fined,” Victoria Daily Colonist, September 20, 1950, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0950uvic_14#page/n10/mode/1up/search/dolores+mcleod: “Mrs. Dolores McLeod, 2376 Oak Bay Avenue, entered a plea of guilty through her lawyer, John McConnell, to a careless driving charge. Magistrate Hall imposed a $35 fin. The charge was laid after an accident September 5 on Fort Street.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVG-3DN : 30 September 2015), Dolores Theresa Mcleod, 1986.

 

Lorna Viola McLeod (daughter of John Alexander McLeod)

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5T-H1V : 5 November 2014), Lorna Mcleod in household of John Mcleod, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 28, line 37; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,969.

1921 Canada Census, Lorna McLeod in household of John McLeod, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 8, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JP-H4C : 28 November 2014), John Bruce Wyman and Lorna Viola Mcleod, 31 May 1936; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,113,870; supplementary page of personal and statistical particulars: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893H-C98K-8?i=3012&wc=96PG-824%3A149479801%3Fcc%3D1804002&cc=1804002

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C1-S6R : 17 May 2014), John B Wyman, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-926, sheet 9A, family 295, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 412.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C1-S6T : 17 May 2014), Lorna V Wyman in household of John B Wyman, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-926, sheet 9A, family 295, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 412.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C1-S6Y : 17 May 2014), Nancy Lee Wyman in household of John B Wyman, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-926, sheet 9A, family 295, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 412.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3K-C8G : 28 November 2014), Lorna Viola Wyman, 1949; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,452,054.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPJR-9C2 : 26 November 2014), John Bruce Wyman, 16 Jun 1983; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVZ-X9RB : 13 December 2015), Bruce John Wyman, 1983; Burial, Cerritos, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Artesia Cemetery; citing record ID 10008409, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10008409.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPJ9-KG1 : 26 November 2014), Lorna Viola Wyman, 28 Mar 1954; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVZ-X9R1 : 11 July 2016), Lorna Viola McLeod Wyman, 1954; Burial, Cerritos, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Artesia Cemetery; citing record ID 10008411, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10008411

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVZ-X9RY : 13 December 2015), Bruce Wyman, 1954; Burial, Cerritos, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Artesia Cemetery; citing record ID 10227576, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10227576. [possible child of Bruce Wyman and Lorna Viola Wyman].

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG8B-39G : 27 November 2014), Nancy Leehelen Wyman, 19 Apr 1939; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

 

Nedra Mae McLeod (daughter of John Alexander McLeod)

1921 Canada Census, Nedra McLeod [indexed as Lodia McLeod] in household of John McLeod, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 8, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Chilliwack Progress, August 5, 1942, page 8: http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43157132/?terms=nedra%2Bmcleod: “Miss Nedra McLeod, Miss Dorothy McLeod and J. Harrison, Vancouver, are spending a week in 133 [residence number at Cultus Lake].

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-009419; John David Harris; date of death: June 4, 1988; place of death: New Westminster; age: 71; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1988009419.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1988009419M.jpg.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBT-9V9 : 30 September 2015), Barbara Elaine Olchowy, 1976. [daughter of John David Harris and Nedra McLeod]