McRae, Alexander Duncan (1874-1946)

Senator McRae, Winnipeg Tribune, June 27, 1946, page 9.

Senator McRae, Winnipeg Tribune, June 27, 1946, page 9.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 902.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 902.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 731.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 731.

Alexander Duncan McRae was the manager of Fraser River Lumber Company. He lived at 1960 Robson Street in 1910. (The 1910 Vancouver directory spelled his name as McCrae.)

 

Family Background

Alexander Duncan McRae was born in Glencoe, Ontario on November 17, 1874. His parents were Duncan Alexander McRae (1833-1906) and Mary McWhinney (1845–1930).

Duncan McRae died in Glencoe, Ontario on February 11, 1906.

Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), February 23, 1906, page 2, column 3.

Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), February 23, 1906, page 2, column 3.

Mary McRae died in Glencoe on March 30, 1930.

Detroit Free Press, March 31, 1930, page 21, column 4.

Detroit Free Press, March 31, 1930, page 21, column 4.

 

Early Years

In August 1891, Alexander went to the United States. He worked with his cousins, Alexander and Andrew Davidson, who were based in Duluth, Minnesota.

Alexander started a firm that insured grain elevators. His investments were successful, and he became increasingly wealthy.

On August 15, 1898, he became a naturalized United States citizen.

 

Marriage to Blaunche Howe

On February 23, 1900, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Alexander married Blaunche Latimer Howe. She was born in Millerstown, Pennsylvania on August 3, 1877. Her parents were George Coleman Howe (1851-1922) and Mary Elizabeth Johnston (1850-1934).

Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), February 9, 1900, page 1, column 6.

Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), February 9, 1900, page 1, column 6.

George Coleman Howe was a prominent businessman who had become wealthy through mining, oil, forestry, milling and other business investments. He died in Minneapolis on July 17, 1922.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 18, 1922, page 10, column 5.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 18, 1922, page 10, column 5.

Mary Elizabeth Howe died in Vancouver on May 15, 1934.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), May 17, 1934, page 4, column 2.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), May 17, 1934, page 4, column 2.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), May 23, 1934, page 9, column 6.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), May 23, 1934, page 9, column 6.

 

Real Estate Investments in Western Canada

In the early 1900s, Alexander and the Davidson brothers expanded their activities into the Canadian prairies, especially the Saskatchewan Valley Land Company and the Saskatchewan Valley and Manitoba Land Company. These enterprises, along with other associated businesses, acquired rights to sell vast amounts of Canadian prairie land from the federal government and from railway companies that were active in the area.

The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 8, 1902, page 11, column 2.

The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 8, 1902, page 11, column 2.

These companies encouraged settlement in the area, and they produced significant profits for Alexander and the other investors.

Alexander and his family appeared in the 1905 Minnesota census.

They were in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the time of the 1906 Canadian prairies census.

 

Arrival in British Columbia

While he was in Winnipeg, Alexander began investing in British Columbia, including fishing and logging businesses.

Manitoba Morning Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), August 29, 1907, page 1, column 7.

Manitoba Morning Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), August 29, 1907, page 1, column 7.

In 1910, he was involved with the Canadian Western Lumber Company, which took over further extensive timber interests.

Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), April 22, 1910, page 5, column 1.

Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), April 22, 1910, page 5, column 1.

He became the president of the Fraser River Lumber Company.

In 1912, the Victoria Daily Colonist published a long article that reviewed the Canadian Western Lumber Company’s operations in British Columbia.

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 22, 1912, Sunday Magazine, page 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57241uvic#page/n24/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 22, 1912, Sunday Magazine, page 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57241uvic#page/n24/mode/1up.

Alexander lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 1960 Robson Street (listed as Alexander McCrae)
1911 804 Nicola Street
1912 to 1942 1489 McRae Avenue

Soon after his arrival in Vancouver, he acquired a large lot in Shaughnessy Heights, where he built Hycroft. Justin Lee Skene (1872-1936) was the architect.

Hycroft, detail from Shaughnessy Heights from Granville Street, 1911; Vancouver City Archives, PAN P54; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/point-grey-municipality-shaughnessy-heights-from-granville-street-1911.

Hycroft, detail from Shaughnessy Heights from Granville Street, 1911; Vancouver City Archives, PAN P54; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/point-grey-municipality-shaughnessy-heights-from-granville-street-1911.

The 30-room house became a centre of many society events in Vancouver.

The front of Hycroft Mansion on 1489 MacRae Avenue, 1927, Vancouver City Archives; Bu P688; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/front-of-hycroft-mansion-on-1489-macrae-avenue.

The front of Hycroft Mansion on 1489 MacRae Avenue, 1927, Vancouver City Archives; Bu P688; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/front-of-hycroft-mansion-on-1489-macrae-avenue.

 

War Service

During the First World War, Alexander became an officer in Canadian military forces. He went overseas with the Second Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and he served in a variety of high-level military positions. In 1917 he became a Commander of the Bath (Military Division).

 

Political Activities and Later Life

After the war, Alexander became interested in politics. He became a member of the federal Parliament in 1926. In 1930 he was the organizer of the Conservative Party. In 1931 he became a senator.

During the 1930s, the McRaes built a large log house at Qualicum, on Vancouver Island, called Eaglecrest Lodge.

Eaglecrest Lodge; Qualicum, 1948, British Columbia Archives;  I-28382; http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/eaglecrest-lodge-qualicum-2.

Eaglecrest Lodge; Qualicum, 1948, British Columbia Archives;  I-28382; http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/eaglecrest-lodge-qualicum-2.

Blaunche McRae died in her suite at the Hotel Vancouver on November 10, 1942.

The Winnipeg Tribune, November 11, 1942, page 7, column 3.

The Winnipeg Tribune, November 11, 1942, page 7, column 3.

Blaunche’s funeral was held at Hycroft. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Alexander presented Hycroft to the federal government for use as an auxiliary military hospital. In December 1942, Hycroft’s contents went up for sale at auction. (Charles Edward Dawson (1881-1946) conducted the sale.) In 1962, the house became the home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver.

 

Marriage to Louise Rodes and Final Years

On October 10, 1943, in New York, Alexander married Louise Rodes, who was born Louise Cain in 1890. She had been married earlier to Allen Higgins Rodes (1884-1927).

Alexander died in Ottawa, Ontario on June 26, 1946. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

The Winnipeg Tribune, June 27, 1946, page 9, column 4.

The Winnipeg Tribune, June 27, 1946, page 9, column 4.

Louise later lived in Lexington, Kentucky.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 31, 1956, page 53, column 2.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 31, 1956, page 53, column 2.

Louise died in Lexington on May 16, 1961. She was buried in Lexington Cemetery.

El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas), May 20, 1961, page 2, column 2.

El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas), May 20, 1961, page 2, column 2.

 

Alexander and Blaunche had the following children.

 

Blanche Howe McRae

Blanche Howe McRae was born on March 12, 1904.

On July 26, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Blanche married Richard Plunkett Baker. He was born in Donald, British Columbia, on October 18, 1888. His parents were Frederick Francis Baker (1858-1925) and Lucilla Ismina Cooke (1858-1925).

Richard had served with the Royal Air Force during the First World War. While he was in a battle with Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron,” Richard managed to land his airplane, but German soldiers captured him and made him a prisoner of war. After the war he had returned to Vancouver, where he had an importing and exporting business.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 26, 1922, page 6.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 26, 1922, page 6.

In 1924, Janet Smith, a nursemaid for Richard’s niece, died in mysterious circumstances in Richard’s and Blanche’s house in Shaughnessy Heights. The reason for Janet Smith’s death remained a mystery. After a long and sensational trial, there was no criminal conviction and the case remained officially unsolved.

Richard’s aunt, Lily Lefevre, died in 1938, and Richard and Blanche moved into Lily’s large house on Point Grey Road.

However, Blanche later divorced Richard. (Richard became the manager of the Medical Dental Building in Vancouver, and later moved to Qualicum Beach. Richard died in Vancouver on April 1, 1954. He was buried in Qualicum Beach Cemetery.)

On September 30, 1944; Blanche married Daniel Beynon Lewis in Vancouver. Blanche died in Victoria, British Columbia, on August 31, 1945.

Daniel died in New Westminster, British Columbia on October 19, 1990.

 

Lucile Coleman McRae

Lucile Coleman McRae was born on May 3, 1905 (probably in Duluth, Minnesota, although some sources say she was born in Massachusetts).

She became engaged to Dwight C. Paul.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), June 1, 1924, page 45, column 1.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), June 1, 1924, page 45, column 1.

The marriage was in King County, Washington, on May 31, 1924.

The Boston Globe, May 14, 1928, page 5, column 3.

The Boston Globe, May 14, 1928, page 5, column 3.

This marriage ended in divorce. Dwight died in February 1968.

The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), February 7, 1968, page 27, column 3.

The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), February 7, 1968, page 27, column 3.

Lucile later married Gordon Howard Willard (sometimes known as “Howard Gordon Willard”).

Lucile died in Vancouver on August 29, 1955. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Gordon Willard died in Vancouver on December 9, 1966.

Dwight Paul and Lucile had a daughter, Blanche Beverly (“Bebe”) Paul (1925-1991).

 

Margaret (“Peggy”) McRae

Margaret (“Peggy”) McRae was born on January 30, 1906 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She studied at Northrop Collegiate school in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On February 15, 1926, in Vancouver, she married Walter Seligman, who was a banker.

“New York Society,” Chicago Tribune, February 13, 1926, page 17, column 8.

“New York Society,” Chicago Tribune, February 13, 1926, page 17, column 8.

Walter Seligman, Peggy McRae and sisters aboard the ship “Princess Victoria”; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 8919; Date: February 10, 1926; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1665/8919.jpg.

Walter Seligman, Peggy McRae and sisters aboard the ship “Princess Victoria”; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 8919; Date: February 10, 1926; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1665/8919.jpg.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), February 16, 1926, page 4, column 1 [first portion of article].

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), February 16, 1926, page 4, column 1 [first portion of article].

Walter was born in New York City on February 28, 1894. His parents were David Seligman and Adelaide Walter, who were married in New York in 1878.

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), March 8, 1878, page 3, column 7.

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), March 8, 1878, page 3, column 7.

David Seligman died in August 1897.

The Earth (Burlington, Vermont), September 3, 1897, page 6, column 6.

The Earth (Burlington, Vermont), September 3, 1897, page 6, column 6.

Adelaide later married Henry Seligman, who was David Seligman’s brother.

Henry Seligman died in 1933. Adelaide Seligman died in 1934.

The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), February 1, 1934, page 2, columns 7-8.

The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida), February 1, 1934, page 2, columns 7-8.

Asbury Park Press, (Asbury Park, New Jersey), May 7, 1935, page 6, column 1.

Asbury Park Press, (Asbury Park, New Jersey), May 7, 1935, page 6, column 1.

Walter and Peggy were divorced. Walter died in Jacksonville, Florida on February 3, 1976.

On March 20, 1946, in Los Angeles County, California, Peggy married Richard Bruce Hay Chapman, who was in the insurance business. He was born in Los Angeles on March 20, 1897. His parents were Richard Henry Hay Chapman and Laura Lorimer.

Richard died in Santa Barbara, California on February 12, 1971.

Peggy died in San Francisco, California on November 19, 1972.

 

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Duncan A McRae (father of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Duncan A McRae (1833–1906); Birth: 1833, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada; Death: 11 FEB 1906, Glencoe, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTC-C16 : 3 August 2016), Duncn Mc Rae, Ekfrid, Middlesex County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 63, line 31; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11737, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQ2-KFZ : 9 March 2018), Duncan Mcrae, Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 46, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1049-1050, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,295.

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“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPC-859 : 9 March 2018), Duncan A. Mcrae, 11 Feb 1906; citing Glencoe, Middlesex, Ontario, yr 1906 cn 17904, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,401.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-RRJL : 15 March 2016), Duncan A McRae, 1906; Burial, Strathburn, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Oakland Cemetery; citing record ID 156324885, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156324885: “Duncan A McRae; Birth: 1832, Quebec, Canada; Death: 11 Feb 1906 (aged 73–74), Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Strathburn, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 156324885.” [Includes newspaper obituary.]

 

Mary McWhinney (mother of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Mary McWhinney (1845–1930); Birth: 10 MAY 1845, Ontario, Canada; Death: 30 MAR 1930, Glencoe, Midlesex County, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDV-ZV1 : 11 March 2018), Mary McRae, Ekfrid, Middlesex West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13269, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,905.

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“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ72-353 : 8 March 2018), Mary Mcrae, 30 Mar 1930; citing Glencoe, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, 23779, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,313,257.

 

Andrew Duncan Davidson (cousin of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Theodore D. Regehr, “DAVIDSON, ANDREW DUNCAN,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 14, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 17, 2018, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/davidson_andrew_duncan_14E.html.

 

Alexander Duncan McRae

Alexander Duncan McRae, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Duncan_McRae.

General Alexander Duncan McRae; http://www.clan-macrae.org.uk/scotland/articles.cfm?ID=32.

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Merchant Prince: The Story of Alexander Duncan McRae, by Betty O’Keefe and Ian Macdonald; Surrey, British Columbia, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd. 2001.

Alexander Duncan McRae (1874–1946); Birth: 17 NOV 1874, Glencoe, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; Death: 26 JUNE 1946, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLL-S54 : 16 July 2017), Alexander D A Mcrae, 19 Nov 1874; citing Birth, Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,047.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2NG-NHV : 10 February 2018), Alexander D. A. Mcrae, 19 Nov 1874; citing Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario, 19 Nov 1874, reference no8, cn11962, pg222; FHL microfilm 1,845,047.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDV-ZKS : 11 March 2018), Alexander Mcrae, Ekfrid, Middlesex West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13269, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,905.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-BZ5 : 3 August 2016), Alexander Mcrae, Ekfrid, Middlesex West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Name: Alexander D McRae; Age: 25; Birth Date: 17 Nov 1874; Birth Place:  Appin-Oatarco [sic], Canada; Residence Place: Duluth, Minnesota; Passport Issue Date: 14 Feb 1900; Has Photo: No.

Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Name: Alex D McRae; Age: 30; Census Date: 29 Jun 1905; County: St Louis; Locality: Duluth Ward 1; Birth Location: Canada; Gender: Male; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875; Race: White; Father’s Birth Location: Canada; Mother’s Birth Location: Canada; LINE: 11; Roll: MNSC_155.

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQH-SV7 : 3 August 2017), Alex D Mcrae, Duluth, Ward Number: 01, St Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 109, line 2371, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,815.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-6M6 : 1 April 2016), Alex D McRae, 1A, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-93YD : 16 March 2018), Alexander Mcrae, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Mcrae, Alexander Duncan; Regimental Number: 34302; Date of Birth: 21/11/1874; Place of Birth: Ekfrid Township, Middlesex County ON Canada; Enlistment Date: 1916-05-03; Place of Enlistment: Shorncliffe England; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7197 – 27; Item Number: 135331; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=135331; digitized service file: B7197-S027; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7197-S027.

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Eaglecrest; https://www.michaelkluckner.com/bciw9eaglecrest.html.

Ancestry.com. New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-1995 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Alexander D McRae; Gender: Male; Marriage License Date: 18 Oct 1943; Marriage License Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Spouse: Louise C Rodes; License Number: 25907.

Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alexander Duncan McRae; Gender: Male; Age: 71; Birth Date: 17 Nov 1874; Birth Place: Glencoe, Ontario; Death Date: 26 Jun 1946; Death Place: Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; Father: Duncan McRae; Mother: Mary McRae; Spouse: Louise Cain.

Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187940592: “Alexander Duncan McRae; Birth:  17 Nov 1874, Ekfrid, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 26 Jun 1946 (aged 71), Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 187940592.”

 

George Coleman Howe (father of Blaunche Latimer Howe)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMND-QB7 : 11 March 2018), George Coleman Howe and Mary Elizabeth Johnston, 09 Feb 1875; citing registration , Kitley, Leeds And Grenville, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,895.

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“Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FD3P-2Q7 : 10 March 2018), George Coleman Howe, 17 Jul 1922; citing Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, reference 1464; FHL microfilm 2,218,079.

“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4CB-RQN : 4 December 2014), George Coleman Howe, 17 Jul 1922; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Hennepin, Minnesota, record 356311, certificate number 019213, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVKL-TQ8F : 13 December 2015), George Coleman Howe, 1922; Burial, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States of America, Lakewood Cemetery; citing record ID 49829068, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49829068: “George Coleman Howe; Birth: Feb 1852; Athens, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada; Death: 19 Jul 1922 (aged 70), Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; Plot: Section 31, Lot 1, NW Crypt; Memorial ID: 49829068.”

 

Mary Elizabeth Johnston (mother of Blaunche Latimer Howe)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMND-QBH : 11 March 2018), George Coleman Howe and Mary Elizabeth Johnston, 09 Feb 1875; citing registration , Kitley, Leeds And Grenville, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,895.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWNX-C2V : 16 July 2017), Mary E Howe in household of Geo C Howe, Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 81, sheet 159A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1154; FHL microfilm 1,255,154.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWY2-JSJ : accessed 17 July 2018), Mary E Howe in household of George C Howe, Minneapolis Ward 8, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States; citing  ED 143, sheet 1B, line 68, family 24, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 835; FHL microfilm 1,820,835.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-5JK : 8 November 2017), Mary Elizabeth Howe, 1934.

 

Blaunche Latimer Howe (wife of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Blaunche Latimer Howe (1877–1942); Birth: ABT 1877, Pennsylvania, USA; Death: 10 NOVEMBER 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWNX-C2K : 16 July 2017), Blanche L Howe in household of Geo C Howe, Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 81, sheet 159A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1154; FHL microfilm 1,255,154.

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQH-SVW : 3 August 2017), Blanch Mcrae, Duluth, Ward Number: 01, St Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 109, line 2372, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,815.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-6MX : 1 April 2016), Blannche L McRae in household of Alex D McRae, 1A, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-93Y6 : 16 March 2018), Blanche Mcrae in entry for Alexander Mcrae, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Census of Canada, Blanche Latimer Mc Rae [indexed as Blanche Latunce Mc Rae] in household of Alex Duncan Mc Rae, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 1.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-7MH : 8 November 2017), Blaunche Latimer Mcrae, 1942.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPHV-9WFF : 21 June 2018), Blaunche Latimer Howe McRae, 1942; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 187940536, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187940536: “Blaunche Latimer Howe McRae; Birth: 3 Aug 1877, Millerstown, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA; Death: 10 Nov 1942 (aged 65), Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park; Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 187940536.”

 

Louise Cain (Rodes) (wife of Alexander Duncan McRae)

“Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKC9-QGX5 : 11 February 2018), Louise C Mcrae, 16 May 1961; citing Death, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.

“Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ5-HB5W : 20 October 2016), Louise Cain Mcrae, 16 May 1961; citing Death, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,973,400.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK2-XPLZ : 11 July 2016), Louise Cain McRae, 1961; Burial, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States of America, Lexington Cemetery; citing record ID 47801701, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47801701: “Louise Cain McRae; Birth: 1 Oct 1890; Death:16 May 1961 (aged 70); Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA; Plot: Sec 11 Lot 36; Memorial ID: 47801701.”

 

Blanche Howe McRae (daughter of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Blanche Howe McRae (1904–1945); Birth: 12 MAR 1904, Wisconsin [sic], USA; Death: 31 AUG 1945, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQH-SV4 : 3 August 2017), Blanch Mcrae, Duluth, Ward Number: 01, St Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 109, line 2373, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,815.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-6MF : 1 April 2016), Blannche L McRae in household of Alex D McRae, 1A, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-93YX : 16 March 2018), Blanche Mcrae in entry for Alexander Mcrae, 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPM-WMQ : 8 November 2017), Blanche Howe Lewis, 1945.

 

Richard Plunkett Baker (husband of Blanche McRae)

Richard Plunkett Baker (1888–1954); Birth: 18 OCT 1888, Donald, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 01 APR 1954, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Frederick Francis Baker (1858-1925), https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/baker-frederick-francis-1858-1925/.

 

Daniel Beynon Lewis (husband of Blanche McRae)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-018612; Daniel Beynon Lewis; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17146; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709298; date of death: October 19, 1990; place of death: New Westminster; age at death: 84; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ae89298d-597e-4be9-8900-6feb65cd31ca; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/85517aa1-013c-4392-bfe7-1adceb36c5d2.

 

Lucile Coleman McRae (daughter of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Lucile McRae (1905–1955); BIRTH 1905, Massachusetts [sic]; Death: 1955 (ancestry.ca).

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQH-SVH : 3 August 2017), Lucille Mcrae, Duluth, Ward Number: 01, St Louis, Minnesota; citing p. 109, line 2374, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,815.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-6MN : 1 April 2016), Lusile McRae in household of Alex D McRae, 1A, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-93YF : 16 March 2018), Lucile Mcrae in entry for Alexander Mcrae, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present – Dwight C Paul – Lucile Mcrae; Record Series: Marriage Records; Collection: King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present; County: King; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol3_123; Groom’s Name: Dwight C Paul; Bride’s Name: Lucile McRae; Marriage Date: 5-31-1924; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/38E7AFA6A1D0FA0C2776B18A467C5555.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVR9-PM3V : 16 March 2018), Lucille Paul, 1928; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-JVNH : 16 March 2018), Lucile Mcrae Paul, 1932; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-2YWN : 16 March 2018), Lucile Mcrae Paul, 1936; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5F-BWL : 8 November 2017), Lucile Willard, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e296e45e-bb6b-4c4e-a790-f38e27526ec6.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPHV-366Z : 21 June 2018), Lucille Coleman McRae Willard, 1955; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 187941181, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187941181: “Lucille Coleman McRae Willard; Birth: 3 May 1905, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA; Death: 29 Aug 1955 (aged 50), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 187941181.”

 

Dwight C. Paul (husband of Lucile McRae)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSJ7-9GR : accessed 18 July 2018), Dwight Paul in household of Irving Paul, Election District 5 Rochester City Ward 8, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 64, sheet 5B, family 119, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,074.

“New York State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKM4-76N : 20 December 2017), Dwight C Paul in household of Irving W Paul, Rochester, Ward 08, E.D. 05, Monroe, New York; citing p. 29, line 8, various county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 833,786.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5MN-YNY : accessed 18 July 2018), Dwight C Paul in household of Irwing W Paul, Rochester Ward 8, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 91, sheet 3B, family 59, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 991; FHL microfilm 1,375,004.

“New York State Census, 1915,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9XH-L2F : 8 November 2014), Dwight C Paul, Rochester Ward 20, A.D. 05, E.D. 06, Monroe, New York, United States; from “New York, State Census, 1915,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 28, line 9, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJGZ-NCP : accessed 18 July 2018), Dwight C Paul in household of Edwin S Hoagland, Rochester Ward 20, Monroe, New York, United States; citing  ED 243, sheet 11A, line 16, family 232, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1125; FHL microfilm 1,821,125.

King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present – Dwight C Paul – Lucile Mcrae; Record Series: Marriage Records; Collection: King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present; County: King; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol3_123; Groom’s Name: Dwight C Paul; Bride’s Name: Lucile McRae; Marriage Date: 5-31-1924; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/38E7AFA6A1D0FA0C2776B18A467C5555.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ5T-C5L : accessed 18 July 2018), Dwight C Paul in household of Sarah L Barnard, Boston (Districts 580-690), Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 592, sheet 1B, line 62, family 36, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 944; FHL microfilm 2,340,679.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24DW-J9F : 10 February 2018), Dwight C. Paul and Emily F. Foster, 23 May 1931; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,684,263.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTHZ-1KM : accessed 18 July 2018), Dwight Paul, Miami Beach, Election Precinct 30, Dade, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-41C, sheet 1A, line 25, family 11, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 581.

 

Blanche Beverly Paul (daughter of Lucile McRae)

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVR9-PM3K : 16 March 2018), Blanche Paul, 1928; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-JVNC : 16 March 2018), Blanche Beverley Paul, 1932; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-2YWJ : 16 March 2018), Blanche Beverley Paul, 1936; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Blanche Beverly Placker; [Blanche B Blan]; [Blanche Young]; [Blanche Beverly Paul]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 3 Dec 1925; Birth Place: Vancouver BC, Canada; [Vancouver]; Death Date: 22 Dec 1991; Father: Dwight C Paul; Mother: Lucile C McRae; SSN: 531263226; Death Certificate Number: 121463; Notes: Jul 1944: Name listed as Blanche Beverly Placker; Jun 1963: Name listed as Blanche B Blan; 15 Nov 1976: Name listed as Blanche Beverly Young; 04 Feb 1977: Name listed as Blanche B Young.

 

Gordon Howard Willard (Howard Gordon Willard ) (husband of Lucile McRae)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM48-4DZ : 9 August 2017), Howard Gordon Willard, 13 Nov 1898; citing Birth, Roxborough, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,928,126.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT1-TD8 : 8 November 2017), Howard Gordon Willard, 1966; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/691246cb-cfe8-4854-9e34-494a726e5b18.

 

Margaret (Peggy) McRae (daughter of Alexander Duncan McRae)

Margaret “Peggy” McRae (1906–1972); Birth: 1906, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Death: 21 NOV 1972, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-6MJ : 1 April 2016), Margaret McRae in household of Alex D McRae, 1A, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-93YN : 16 March 2018), Margaret Mcrae in entry for Alexander Mcrae, 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 Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-VRN : 11 March 2018), Walter Seligman and Mary Margaret Mcrae, 15 Feb 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8K7-2FZ : 8 December 2017), Richard Bruce Hay Chapman and Mary Margaret Mcrae Seligman, 20 Mar 1946; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,115,504.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPZC-J2G : 26 November 2014), Mary M Chapman, 19 Nov 1972; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5Z3-YWR : 20 May 2014), Margaret  Chapman, Nov 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

David Joseph Seligman (father of Walter Seligman)

David Joseph Seligman (1851–1897); Birth: ABT 1851, New York; Death: 27 AUG 1897 • United States of America (ancestry.ca)

 

Max Henry Seligman (step-father of Walter Seligman)

Max Henry Seligman (1857–1933); Birth: 21 MAR 1857, California; Death: 23 DEC 1933, Manhattan, New York, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

Adeleiade (“Addie”) Walter (mother of Walter Seligman)

Addie Walter (1857–1934); Birth: ABT 1857, New York; Death: 1934 (ancestry.ca).

 

Walter Seligman (husband of Margaret (Peggy) McRae)

Walter Joseph Seligman (1894–1976); Birth: 28 FEB 1894, San Francisco, California, USA [sic]; Death: 3 FEB 1976, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States (ancestry.ca).

The 1901 Seligman Mansion — No. 30 West 56th St.; Daytonian in Manhattan; http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-1901-seligman-mansion-no-30-west.html.

The Henry Seligman Residence, Beyond the Gilded Age, http://www.beyondthegildedage.com/2011/12/henry-seligman-residence.html.

Streetscapes/The Seligman Mansion, 30 East 56th Street; The Buyer Hopes to Reverse ‘Eat Street’s’ Decline, By Christopher Gray; New York Times, August 28, 1994, [Page 9009005 of the National edition]; https://www.nytimes.com/1994/08/28/realestate/streetscapes-seligman-mansion-30-east-56th-street-buyer-hopes-reverse-eat-street.html: “In 1899, at age 42, [Henry] Seligman married Addie Walter Seligman, the widow of his first cousin David, who had also been with the family firm. The newlyweds’ six-story, 20,000-square-foot building was finished in 1902; it was the widest house on West 56th Street, and mixed English and French elements with a limestone front and mansard roof.”

“New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDBZ-VQP : 11 February 2018), Walter Joseph Seligman, 28 Feb 1894; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,322,293.

“New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W9Y-SSJ : 11 February 2018), Walter Joseph Seligman, 28 Feb 1894; citing  Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 9765 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,293.

“New York State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPFB-66H : 21 December 2017), Walter Seligman in household of Henry Seligman, Manhattan, A.D. 29, E.D. 06, New York, New York; citing p. 32, line 30, various county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,433,110.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M59S-CR4 : accessed 18 July 2018), Walter J Seligman in household of Henry Seligman, Manhattan Ward 19, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1180, sheet 13B, family 200, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1043; FHL microfilm 1,375,056.

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-CJ97 : 16 March 2018), Walter Seligman, 1915; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #7821, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, 267, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5B-894R : 16 March 2018), Walter Seligman, 1920; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #158344, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, 1034, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-VRN : 11 March 2018), Walter Seligman and Mary Margaret Mcrae, 15 Feb 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24V1-KWB : 12 March 2018), Walter Seligman, 1936; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). “United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3CT-DJD : 8 November 2017), Walter Seligman, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24PZ-V1H : 15 March 2018), Walter Seligman, 1947; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VV76-YRG : 25 December 2014), Walter Seligman, 03 Feb 1976; from “Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 11486, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKTH-X2V : 20 May 2014), Walter  Seligman, Feb 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Richard Bruce Hay Chapman (husband of Margaret (Peggy) McRae)

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGLW-XTFD : 18 January 2018), Richard Bruce Hay Chapman, 20 Mar 1897; citing Birth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States,  California State Archives, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVG6-76D : accessed 18 July 2018), Richard K Hay Chapman in household of Richard H Hay Chapman, San Francisco Assembly District 41, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 275, sheet 2A, family 24, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 101; FHL microfilm 1,374,114.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8NM-VMR : 8 December 2017), Richard Bruce Hay Chapman and Daisy Canfield Danziger, 06 Aug 1922; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,279.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X427-M93 : accessed 18 July 2018), Richard Bruce H Chapman, Manhattan (Districts 1001-1249), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1201, sheet 6A, line 36, family 423, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1559; FHL microfilm 2,341,294.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8K7-2F4 : 8 December 2017), Richard Bruce Hay Chapman and Mary Margaret Mcrae Seligman, 20 Mar 1946; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,115,504.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGR1-8ZK : 26 November 2014), Richard B Chapman, 12 Feb 1971; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J564-85Q : 20 May 2014), Richard  Chapman, Feb 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).