Medforth, Thomas Brewer (1884-1924)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 968.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 968.

Thomas Brewer Medforth was an accountant and secretary of the Prudential Investment Company Limited. He lived at 1180 Denman Street in 1910.

Thomas Brewer Medforth was born in Sculcoates, near Hull, Yorkshire, England, on June 3, 1884. His parents were William Medforth and Sarah Brewer.

In 1891 and 1901, Thomas was living with his parents in Sculcoates.

In March 1904, he sailed from Liverpool, England to North America. He landed at New York City, on his way to St. Paul, Minnesota.

On April 28, 1908, in Fort William, Ontario, Thomas married Edith Lillian Morton. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on July 4, 1885. Her parents were John Morton and Addie Medora Rymal.

Thomas first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1910. He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 1180 Denman Street
1911 1035 West 12th Avenue
1912 Not listed under Vancouver names
1913 to 1916 3324 West Third Avenue
1917 to 1920 Not listed under Vancouver names
1921 to 1922 2504 York Street
1923 Not listed under Vancouver names
1924 1150 Bute Street

He worked as an accountant with several businesses.

In 1913 he was the secretary-treasurer of the Pease Pacific Foundry Limited.

In 1921 he was the secretary of the Duplex Motor Company.

He worked briefly in Powell River, British Columbia.

He died in Powell River on November 16, 1924. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Thomas’s wife, Edith, died in Vancouver on February 3, 1957.

Thomas and Edith had the following children.

 

John Morton Medforth

John Morton Medforth was born in Vancouver on April 9, 1910.

In 1911 and 1921 he was living with his parents.

He worked as a paper maker in Powell River, British Columbia.

On January 1, 1929, in Vancouver, he married Eleanor Bonning Dunn. She was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, on April 20, 1912. Her parents were Robert Dunn and Elizabeth Mayes.

Eleanor died on September 21, 1986, in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

John died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on February 16, 1993.

 

Tom William Medforth

Tom William Medforth was born in Vancouver on July 3, 1921.

He worked as a boat and ship builder.

On October 25, 1940, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, he married Irene Giske. She was born in Norway on March 20, 1919. Her parents were Carl Emil and Inga Henrietta Giske.

Irene died on Gambier Island on May 22, 2003.

Tom died on July 1, 2004.

 

Helen Rymal Medforth

Helen Rymal Medforth was born about 1913, in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver.

In 1935 she was a nurse at the Vancouver General Hospital.

In 1938 she was studying public health nursing at the University of British Columbia.

Helen R. Medforth, Vancouver, Public Health Nursing; Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1938, unpaged [page 74 of 201 in PDF document]; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1938_totem.pdf.

Helen R. Medforth, Vancouver, Public Health Nursing; Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1938, unpaged [page 74 of 201 in PDF document]; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1938_totem.pdf.

She married Richard Robert Langley, who worked as a meat cutter. He was born on February 21, 1908, possibly in Scotland. His parents were Mr. Langley and Janet McKenzie.

Richard died in Vancouver on January 28, 1964.

Helen was still living in 2004. No further information is available for her.

 

Edith Eileen Medforth

Edith Eileen Medforth was born on October 27, 1914, in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver. (She was often called “Eileen.”)

In 1935 she was a nurse at the Vancouver General Hospital.

By 1940, she was married to John Edward Ardell, Junior, who was an insurance salesman. He was born in British Columbia on June 22, 1912. His parents were John Edward Ardell (1880-1949) and Mary Barclay (1888-1957). John Edward Ardell senior was a machinery salesman and manager of the Duplex Machinery Company, where Thomas Medforth worked in 1921. John Edward Ardell later became a character actor in the Hollywood film industry, using the name “John Ardell.”

John E. Ardell, Suicide in the Entertainment Industry, by David K. Fraser; Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland and Company, 2002, page 13; https://books.google.ca/books?id=3rmJCgAAQBAJ&dq=%22ardell%2C+john%22+actor&q=ardell#v=onepage&q&f=false.

John E. Ardell, Suicide in the Entertainment Industry, by David K. Fraser; Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland and Company, 2002, page 13; https://books.google.ca/books?id=3rmJCgAAQBAJ&dq=%22ardell%2C+john%22+actor&q=ardell#v=onepage&q&f=false.

John E. Ardell, The Final Curtain, Billboard Magazine, May 7, 1949, page 48; https://books.google.ca/books?id=MUUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=%22ardell%22#v=onepage&q=%22ardell%22&f=false.

John E. Ardell, The Final Curtain, Billboard Magazine, May 7, 1949, page 48; https://books.google.ca/books?id=MUUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=%22ardell%22#v=onepage&q=%22ardell%22&f=false.

In the 1950s, John Ardell, Junior and Eileen lived in Merced, California.

John died in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1963.

It appears that Eileen was briefly married to Roy Fremont Holcomb. He was born in California on August 20, 1909. The marriage was on April 29, 1972; it ended in divorce in August 1972.

Eileen died on April 25, 2001.

 

Sources

William Medforth (father of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NQ6-4PV : 1 October 2014), William Medforth, 1848; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Patrington, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG1P-DL2 : 29 July 2017), William Medforth in household of John Medforth, Easington, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (East Riding), England; citing Easington, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (East Riding), England, p. 8, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZG3-MX5 : 24 June 2017), William Medforth, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DP9-5JK : 13 December 2014), William Medforth, 1875; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1875, quarter 2, vol. 9D, p. 222, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27B-Q213 : 20 August 2016), William Medforth, Southcoates, Yorkshire,Yorkshire East Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 4755/142, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,329.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7PC1-HN2 : 1 April 2016), Wm Medforth, Southcoates, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSSQ-4PP : 8 April 2016), Wm Medforth, Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Drypool subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7T8-SC3 : 3 August 2017), William Medforth, Withernsea, , Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH3-2L1K : 4 September 2014), William Medforth, 1923; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Sarah Brewer (mother of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26YW-YPW : 1 October 2014), Sarah Brewer, 1847; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGFM-G5X : 29 July 2017), Sarah Brewer in household of John Brewer, Louth, Lincolnshire, England; citing Louth, Lincolnshire, England, p. 9, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7Y9-FLN : 28 September 2016), Sarah Brewer in household of Charlotte Brewer, Saint Marys Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZG3-MXG : 24 June 2017), Sarah Brewer in entry for William Baxter, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPM-MRZ : 13 December 2014), Sarah Brewer, 1875; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1875, quarter 2, vol. 9D, p. 222, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27B-Q21T : 20 August 2016), Sarah Medforth in household of William Medforth, Southcoates, Yorkshire,Yorkshire East Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 4755/142, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,329.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7PC1-HN2 : 1 April 2016), Wm Medforth, Southcoates, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSSQ-4P5 : 8 April 2016), Sarah Medforth in household of Wm Medforth, Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Drypool subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7T8-SCQ : 3 August 2017), Sarah Medforth in household of William Medforth, Withernsea, , Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Thomas Brewer Medforth

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XLK-9M6 : 1 October 2014), Tom Brewer Medforth, 1884; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7PC1-PMM : 1 April 2016), Tom ? Medforth in household of Wm Medforth, Southcoates, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSSQ-4PY : 8 April 2016), Tom Medforth in household of Wm Medforth, Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Drypool subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBP-GPX : 6 December 2014), Tom Brewer Medforth, 05 Mar 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZN-GSC : 10 April 2015), Tom Brewer Medforth and Edith Lilian Morton, 28 Apr 1908; citing registration , Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,869.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-GMN : 16 July 2016), Tom B Medforth, 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, Tom Brewer Medforth [indexed as Tom Bram Medforth]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-79K : 13 April 2017), Thomas Brewer Medforth, 1924.

T. B. Medforth, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 17, 1924, page 12: “Medforth, passed away on Nov. 15, at Powell River, Mr. T.B. Medforth of 1150 Bute Street. Funeral arrangements later.”

Thomas B. Medforth, funeral notice, Vancouver Province, November 17, 1924, page 13; Vancouver Sun, November 17, 1924, page 12; Vancouver Sun, November 18, 1924, page 12: “Cascade Lodge No. 12, A.F. & A.M. G.R.B.C.: An emergent meeting of the lodge will be held in the Masonic Temple, Seymour St., on Tuesday, November 18, at 1:30 o’clock, for the purpose of conducting the funeral of our late brother, Thomas B. Medforth, a member of Triune Lodge No. 81, Powell River, B.C. Members of sister lodges and sojourning brethren are invited to attend. Funeral from Nunn & Thomson’s parlors, at 2 o’clock. F.C. Bird, P.M., secretary.”

T.H. Medforth, obituary, Vancouver Sun, November 17, 1924, page 3: “The funeral of T.H. Medforth of 1150 But Street, who died in Powell River on Saturday, will be held on Tuesday from Nunn & Thompson’s chapel unte rh auspices of Cascade Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Rev. Harold King officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-TC4Q : 13 December 2015), Thomas Brewer Medforth, 1924; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 137262474, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137262474.

 

John Morton (father of Edith Lillian Morton)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJH-JX6 : 10 April 2015), John Morton and Addie Rymal, 07 Nov 1883; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,764.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-GC4 : 3 August 2016), John Morton, Neebing North, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148125.

 

Addie Medora Rymal (mother of Edith Lillian Morton

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJH-JXN : 10 April 2015), John Morton and Addie Rymal, 07 Nov 1883; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,764.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-GCH : 3 August 2016), Addie Morton, Neebing North, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148125.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-WJWM : 11 July 2016), Addie Rymal Morton, ; Burial, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Barton Stone United Church Cemetery; citing record ID 160494039, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160494039.

“Canadian Headstones,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ88-89NV : 14 July 2014), Addie Rymal Morton, Burial, Wentworth (incl. Hamilton), Ontario, Canada, Barton Stone United Church+ cemetery; citing 221872, Canadianheadstones.com, https://canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=221872.

 

Edith Lillian Morton (wife of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGS-GJ8 : 15 January 2016), Edith Lillian Morton, 04 Jul 1885; citing Birth, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,877.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Z-GCC : 3 August 2016), Edith Morton, Neebing North, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148125.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZN-GSD : 10 April 2015), Tom Brewer Medforth and Edith Lilian Morton, 28 Apr 1908; citing registration , Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,869.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-GMJ : 16 July 2016), Edith L Medforth in entry for Tom B Medforth, 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, Edith Lillian Medforth in household of Tom Brewer Medforth [indexed as Tom Bram Medforth]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL57-H4W : 13 April 2017), Edith Lillian Medforth, 1957.

Edith Lillian Medforth, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 5, 1957, page 27: “Medforth—Passed away Feb. 3, 1957, Edith Lillian, widow of Tom B. Medforth, of 1620 Marine Dr., North Vancouver, in her 72nd year. Survived by 2 sons, Tom W., Vancouver; and Jack, Nanaimo, B.C.; 2 daughters, Mrs. R. Langley, Vancouver, and Mrs. J. Ardell, Merced, California; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private funeral service was held in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel., Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Gordon E. Bratt officiating. Cremation.”

 

John (“Jack”) Morton Medforth (son of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-GMV : 16 July 2016), John M Medforth in entry for Tom B Medforth, 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, John Morton Medforth [indexed as John Marton Medforth] in household of Tom Brewer Medforth [indexed as Tom Bram Medforth]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; 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:JD8X-7HH : 21 January 2016), John Morton Medforth and Eleanor Bonning Dunn, 18 Jan 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,553.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-LN51 : 13 April 2017), John Morton Medforth, 1993.

 

Eleanor Bonning Dunn (wife of John Morton Medforth)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8X-7H7 : 21 January 2016), John Morton Medforth and Eleanor Bonning Dunn, 18 Jan 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,553.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLJ-FY6 : 13 April 2017), Eleanor Bonning Medforth, 1986.

 

Tom Brewer Medforth (son of John Morton Medforth)

Tom Brewer Medforth, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 24, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=tom-medforth&pid=156076306: “Medforth, Tom Brewer; Born in Powell River, BC June 3rd, 1932 and passed away in Burnaby, BC February 18, 2012. Predeceased by his wife Lil in 2006, his parents Jack and Eleanor, sister Lillian Baxter, and brother Gordon Medforth. He leaves to mourn his sister Jeanne Watson of Terrace BC, sister-in-law Jean Medforth and brother-in-law Gilbert Baxter, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. No service will be held as per his wishes.”

 

Tom William Medforth (son of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1940-09-500034; Tom William Medforth and Irene Giske; date of marriage: October 25, 1940; place of marriage: Prince Rupert; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2027b41e-9383-4f7d-9e80-b8e71e380140.

Tom Medforth, death notice, published in The Vancouver Sun on July 15, 2004; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=tom-medforth&pid=157215142: “Medforth—Tom William (Poppa), born in Vancouver, B.C. July 3, 1921, passed away July 1, 2004. Predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Irene in 2003; granddaughter Jennifer (5) in 1985; brother Jack, sister Eileen and nephew Gordon. Survived by daughters, Heather (Hans) and Pat (Keary); granddaughters, Lisa (Brad) and Michelle (Travis); sister Helen and special nephew Eric and family (Mary, Megan and Tiffaney). Member of the Seaforth Highlanders during WWII. Worked 45 years at Vancouver Shipyard (Seaspan). Tom will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, and longtime special friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C., #930- 470 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. VGC 1V5. A luncheon will be held to celebrate Tom’s life at 1:00 p.m. July 17, 2004 at 9051 Glenthorne Court, Richmond, B.C.”

 

Irene Giske (wife of Tom William Medforth)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1940-09-500034; Tom William Medforth and Irene Giske; date of marriage: October 25, 1940; place of marriage: Prince Rupert; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2027b41e-9383-4f7d-9e80-b8e71e380140.

Irene Medforth, death notice, published in The Vancouver Sun on June 5, 2003, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=irene-medforth&pid=157265444: “Medforth—Irene (Giske), born in Norway, March 20, 1919, passed away on Gambier Island, May 22, 2003. Predeceased by granddaughter Jennifer and sisters, Emmy and Ruth. Survived by loving husband of 62 years, Tom (long time employee of Vancouver Shipyard); daughters, Heather (Hans) and Pat (Keary); granddaughters, Lisa (Brad) and Michelle (Travis). Also survived by very special nephew Eric and family (Mary, Megan and Tiffaney) and sisters, Elsie (Dick) and Margaret. She will be greatly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC, 930-470 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1V5. A celebration of Irene’s life will be held on June 7, 2003 at 2:00 pm at 9051 Glenthorne Court, Richmond, BC. Cremation entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons, B.C.”

 

Helen Rymal Medforth (daughter of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

1921 Canada Census, Helen Rymal Medforth [indexed as Helen Reginal Medforth] in household of Tom Brewer Medforth [indexed as Tom Bram Medforth]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Richard Robert Langley (husband of Helen Rymal Medforth)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTJ-6YP : 13 April 2017), Richard Robert Langley, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/285484c0-b5fe-4a37-be36-73190fd4e7d3.

 

Edith Eileen Medforth (daughter of Thomas Brewer Medforth)

1921 Canada Census, Edith Eileen Medforth [indexed as Edith E Ellan Medforth] in household of Tom Brewer Medforth [indexed as Tom Bram Medforth]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 18; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23H-RL1T : 20 May 2016), Eileen Medforth, 1937; citing  NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 00084, FHL microfilm 1,283,701.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CY-XNV : accessed 6 August 2017), Edith Ardell in household of John E Ardell, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-900, sheet 7B, line 44, family 167, 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 411.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V62D-XFL : 27 November 2014), Roy F Holcomb and Eileen M Ardell, 29 Apr 1972; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6VH-1HR : 27 November 2014), Roy F Holcomb and Eileen Medforth, 29 Apr 1972; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPYC-PH8 : 15 May 2014), Eileen Medforth and Roy F Holcomb, Aug 1972; from “California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3LW-N43 : 19 May 2014), Eileen M Ardell, 25 Apr 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1JT-6HR : 23 May 2014), Eileen M Ardell, Residence, Merced, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

Obituary Daily Times Interactive Search; http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi?Surname=eileen&type=Keyword&Start=2500: “ARDELL, Eileen M (MEDFORTH); 86; Vancouver BC>Merced CA; Merced Sun Star; 2001-4-27; elml; ARDELL, Eileen (MEDFORTH); 86; Vancouver CAN>Merced CA; Merced Sun Star; 2001-4-28; elml.”

 

John Edward Ardell (father of John Edward Ardell Jr.)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJY-QQ4 : accessed 6 August 2017), John E Ardell, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 25, sheet 7B, line 82, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3K-GVH : 28 November 2014), John Edward Ardell, 1938; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,508,557.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3P-53Z : 28 November 2014), John Edward Ardell, 1938; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,544,356.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4D4-YMM : 8 April 2016), John Edward Ardell, 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.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP6T-MNR : 26 November 2014), John Edward Ardell, 23 Apr 1949; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

John Ardell; http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0033955/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm: “Date of Birth: 24 March 1880, Ontario, Canada; Date of Death: 23 April 1949, Hollywood, California, USA.”

Mary Barclay (mother of John Edward Ardell, Jr.)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJY-QQH : accessed 6 August 2017), Mary B Ardell in household of John E Ardell, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 25, sheet 7B, line 83, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3K-GVZ : 28 November 2014), Mary Barclay Ardell, 1939; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,508,557.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3P-538 : 28 November 2014), Mary Barclay Ardell, 1940; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,544,356.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CT-KCV : accessed 6 August 2017), Mary Ardell in household of John E Ardell, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-886, sheet 12A, line 19, family 314, 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 410.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDT-68V : 26 November 2014), Mary Barclay Ardell, 17 Dec 1957; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

John Edward Ardell Jr. (husband of Edith Medforth)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJY-QQZ : accessed 6 August 2017), John E Ardell Jr. in household of John E Ardell, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 25, sheet 7B, line 85, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3K-GVC : 28 November 2014), John Edward Ardell, 1937; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,508,557.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3P-53C : 28 November 2014), John Edward Ardell, 1937; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,544,356.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CY-XNJ : accessed 6 August 2017), John E Ardell, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-900, sheet 7B, line 43, family 167, 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 411.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4W-P8W : 26 November 2014), John E Ardell, 13 Oct 1963; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9VP-Y29 : 19 May 2014), John  Ardell, Oct 1963; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2B-2ZT7 : 13 December 2015), John Edward Ardell, 1963; Burial, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills); citing record ID 85844701, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85844701.

 

Roy Fremont Holcomb (husband of Edith Eileen Medforth)

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV2L-5ZQ : accessed 6 August 2017), Roy F Holcomb in household of Herbert L Holcomb, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 113, sheet 1B, family 15, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 79; FHL microfilm 1,374,092.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWF-WBT : accessed 6 August 2017), Roy Holcomb in household of Herbert Holcomb, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States; citing  ED 347, sheet 3B, line 63, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 132; FHL microfilm 1,820,132.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JN-DY9 : 31 July 2017), Roy F Holcomb and Marian Gladys Allen, 10 Nov 1934; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,113,657.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9H1-8XB : accessed 6 August 2017), Marian Holcomb in household of Nellie Allen, Councilmanic District 9, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-675, sheet 3A, line 25, family 51, 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 385.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FL-C8R : 31 July 2017), Roy Holcomb and Pauline M Morrissey, 24 Jul 1943; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,051,278.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPH9-L5X : 26 November 2014), Pauline M Holcomb, 14 Jul 1968; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6VH-1HT : 27 November 2014), Roy F Holcomb and Eileen Medforth, 29 Apr 1972; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V62D-XFG : 27 November 2014), Roy F Holcomb and Eileen M Ardell, 29 Apr 1972; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPYC-PHD : 15 May 2014), Eileen Medforth and Roy F Holcomb, Aug 1972; from “California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6D5-Z8Y : 27 November 2014), Roy F Holcomb and May M Mulville, 19 Jan 1975; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT3W-5NB : 23 May 2014), Roy F Holcomb, Residence, Pacific Palisades, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK2Q-KTMG : 26 October 2016), Roy F Holcomb in entry for Sr , Robert Or Bob Holcomb, California, United States, 28 May 2008; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Sacramento Bee, The, born-digital text.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP25-CS2 : 26 November 2014), Roy Fremont Holcomb, 10 Jan 1996; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTC7-4N1 : 20 May 2014), Roy F Holcomb, 10 Jan 1996; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

John Edward Ardell (son of Edith Eileen Medforth)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGKY-V3B : 27 November 2014), John Edward Ardell, 13 Dec 1939; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CY-XNK : accessed 6 August 2017), John E Ardell in household of John E Ardell, Councilmanic District 11, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-900, sheet 7B, line 45, family 167, 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 411.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ4N-ZLWD : 23 May 2014), John Ardell, Residence, Truckee, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

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