Mellish, Arthur James Benjamin (1868-1947)

Captain Arthur J. B. Mellish; , British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, page 1115; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1115/mode/1up.

Captain Arthur J. B. Mellish; , British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, page 1115; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1115/mode/1up.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 447 (Nelson Street) (last name spelled “Mallish”)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 447 (Nelson Street) (last name spelled “Mallish”)

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish was a lawyer. He appeared at 1826 Nelson Street in the street listings of the 1912 Vancouver directory.

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish was born on May 16, 1868, in Amherst, Nova Scotia. His father was John Thomas Mellish (1841-1924), who was a lawyer. Arthur’s mother was Martha Jane Chappell (1843-1929).

Arthur studied at Mount Allison University, the University of London, Harvard University and the Royal Military College. He served with the Canadian continent during the Boer War in South Africa. Afterwards, he was generally known as “Captain Mellish.”

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, Our Boys Under Fire, Or, Maritime Volunteers in South Africa, by Annie Elizabeth Mellish; Charlottetown, Examiner Office, 1900; , facing page 88; https://archive.org/stream/ourboysunderfir00elizgoog#page/n95/mode/1up

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, Our Boys Under Fire, Or, Maritime Volunteers in South Africa, by Annie Elizabeth Mellish; Charlottetown, Examiner Office, 1900; , facing page 88; https://archive.org/stream/ourboysunderfir00elizgoog#page/n95/mode/1up

On May 17, 1904, in Shirley, Southampton, England, Arthur married Evangeline Hutton. She was born on June 2, 1880, in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Her father was Augustus Fortescue Hutton (born 1838), who became a farmer in South Africa. Evangeline’s mother was Ellen Preston (born about 1850). Augustus and Ellen had been married in 1872.

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries, The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties (Colchester, England), Issue 2153, March 22, 1872, page 3, column 5.

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries, The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties (Colchester, England), Issue 2153, March 22, 1872, page 3, column 5.

From 1904 to 1910, Arthur and Evangeline lived in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where their first three children were born.

Arthur maintained his law practice in Charlottetown until about 1910.

Charlottetown Guardian, August 30, 1910, page 3, column 4 (near bottom of column); http://islandnewspapers.ca/islandora/object/guardian%3A19100830-003?solr

Charlottetown Guardian, August 30, 1910, page 3, column 4 (near bottom of column); http://islandnewspapers.ca/islandora/object/guardian%3A19100830-003?solr

Arthur arrived in Vancouver in December 1910, and he first appeared in the Vancouver directory in 1911. He was lodging with Thomas Burke, a news vendor who lived at 1238 Melville Street.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 932

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 932

While Arthur was settling in Vancouver, Evangeline and the children were in South Africa with Evangeline’s mother.

Charlottetown Guardian, January 26, 1911, page 7, column 3; http://islandnewspapers.ca/islandora/object/guardian%3A19110126-007?solr

Charlottetown Guardian, January 26, 1911, page 7, column 3; http://islandnewspapers.ca/islandora/object/guardian%3A19110126-007?solr

Arthur spent a year with the law firm of Russell, Russell and Hancox.

By 1912, he had established his own office in the Dawson Building at the northwest corner of Main Street and Hastings Street. (The building later became known as the Ford Building: The Dawson Building – 375 Main Street: https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/the-dawson-building/.)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1023

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1023

Dawson Building, October 2, 1917, Dominion Photo Company, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 20381; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/151/20381.jpg.

Dawson Building, October 2, 1917, Dominion Photo Company, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 20381; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/151/20381.jpg.

In 1914 Arthur became the police magistrate for the District of West Vancouver.

Corporation of the District of West Vancouver, British Columbia, 1913, Financial Statement; page 2 of PDF document; http://archives.westvancouver.ca/PDFs/0990.0002.DWV.pdf

Corporation of the District of West Vancouver, British Columbia, 1913, Financial Statement; page 2 of PDF document; http://archives.westvancouver.ca/PDFs/0990.0002.DWV.pdf

Although Arthur specialized in criminal law, he also acted at least one case (in 1941) involving municipal taxation on an Indian reserve.

He was also involved in issues relating to the administration of the Anglican Church in Canada.

“May Perpetuate Martyr’s Memory,” Victoria Daily Colonist, September 15, 1918, page 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y243uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

“May Perpetuate Martyr’s Memory,” Victoria Daily Colonist, September 15, 1918, page 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y243uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

 

When the Prince of Wales visited Vancouver in 1919, Arthur was in the group of Vancouver residents who greeted the prince.

H.R.H. Prince of Wales - Col. Markham introducing Capt. Mellish, September 1919, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-830; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/h-r-h-prince-of-wales-col-markham-introducing-capt-mellish

H.R.H. Prince of Wales – Col. Markham introducing Capt. Mellish, September 1919, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-830; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/h-r-h-prince-of-wales-col-markham-introducing-capt-mellish

Arthur and Evangeline continued to live in Vancouver until the 1940s.

Arthur died in Vancouver on July 14, 1947. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Evangeline died in Vancouver on October 16, 1954. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Arthur and Evangeline had the following children.

Arthur Preston Mellish

Arthur Preston Mellish, An illustrative example of the ellipsoidal pendulum, M.A. 1928; https://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/first100/to_1930.html

Arthur Preston Mellish, An illustrative example of the ellipsoidal pendulum, M.A. 1928; https://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/first100/to_1930.html

Arthur Preston Mellish was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on June 10, 1905. He studied at the University of British Columbia, where he received an M.A. in mathematics in 1928. He later went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

It appears that he did not marry. He died on February 7 or 8, 1930, apparently in Rhode Island.

 

Ellen Fortescue Mellish

Ellen Fortescue Mellish was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on October 23, 1906.

She studied at the University of British Columbia and became a school teacher.

On July 27, 1937, in Vancouver, Ellen married John Henry Barrett Whaites, who was an employee in the dining car department of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was born in London, England, on October 18, 1900. His father was Henry Whaites. His mother was Edith Lucas.

John later became a dealer in antiques.

John died in Sechelt, British Columbia, on June 6, 1973.

Ellen died in Victoria, British Columbia, on December 22, 1989.

 

Humphrey Walter Mellish

Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1932; page 48; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1932_totem.pdf

Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1932; page 48; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1932_totem.pdf

Humphrey Walter Mellish was born on December 7, 1909, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

He studied economics and government at the University of British Columbia, and worked for the British Columbia Public Utilities Commission as a statistician. He later became the secretary of the Public Utilities Commission.

On April 6, 1940, in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Humphrey married Hyacinth Margaret Harfield. She was born in England in late 1912. Her father was Frederick Harfield. Her mother was Margaret Chalk.

Hyacinth and her Heatherbelle Kennels in Victoria, British Columbia, became well-known for breeding dogs, especially English Mastiffs.

Humphrey died in Victoria on September 12, 1980. He was buried in Royal Oak Burial Park in Saanich, British Columbia.

Hyacinth died about 1997. She left property to for the Canadian Institute for the Blind to “establish a fund to be used to provide financial assistance to blind persons in British Columbia requiring a seeing-eye dog.” The CNIB does not train dogs itself, and in 2004, there was an ongoing disagreement about Hyacinth’s intention: did she intend to support actually training dogs, or did she intend to provide financial assistance to people who needed a seeing-eye dog? It is not clear what happened to this dispute.

 

Martha Violet Mellish

Martha Violet Mellish was born on June 16, 1912, probably in Vancouver.

She went to the University of British Columbia, where she was a well-known participant in sports.

Senior “B” Basketball Team, Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1932; page 165; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1932_totem.pdf

Senior “B” Basketball Team, Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1932; page 165; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1932_totem.pdf

Violet Mellish, Officials at a Royal Life Saving Society demonstration (detail), 1936, Vancouver City Archives, Port P258.2; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/officials-at-royal-life-saving-society-demonstration.

Violet Mellish, Officials at a Royal Life Saving Society demonstration (detail), 1936, Vancouver City Archives, Port P258.2; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/officials-at-royal-life-saving-society-demonstration.

In 1940, Violet was the maid of honor at the wedding of her brother, Humphrey.

Social Activities, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 9, 1940, page 8, column 4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0440uvic_5#page/n7/mode/1up

Social Activities, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 9, 1940, page 8, column 4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0440uvic_5#page/n7/mode/1up

In 1947 and 1954 she was living in Vancouver.

 

Margery Evangeline Mellish

Margery Evangeline Mellish was born on May 17, 1916, in Vancouver.

She became a school teacher.

She never married.

She died in Vancouver on April 17, 1982.

 

Sources

James Lewis Mellish (grandfather of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

The Descendants of James Lewis Hayden and Christina Haus, The Island Register [Prince Edward Island]; http://www.islandregister.com/hayden1.html.

 

John Thomas Mellish (father of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

John Thomas Mellish, A Cyclopædia of Canadian Biography: Being Chiefly Men of the Time. A Collection of Persons Distinguished in Professional and Political Life; Leaders in the Commerce and Industry of Canada, and Successful Pioneers; by George Maclean Rose; Toronto, Rose Publishing Company, 1888, page 246-247; https://books.google.ca/books?id=QftYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA246&lpg=PA246&dq=%22james+lewis+mellish%22&source=bl&ots=FrOlt58PxT&sig=2ggSbCkDuJTWUZMXMIFne1-tpDs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi12NWz9uvNAhVG5WMKHdKrCmUQ6AEIKTAD#v=onepage&q=%22james%20lewis%20mellish%22&f=false.

Mellish, John Thomas, New Brunswick bibliography : the books and writers of the province, by W.G. MacFarlane; [St. John, N.B. : s.n.], 1895 (St. John, N.B. : Sun Print. Co.), page 95; https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044081316069;view=1up;seq=105; https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo1.ark:/13960/t5n87tp87;view=1up;seq=103

John Thomas Mellish, The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography, Henry James by Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, 1898, page 621-622; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n652/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n653/mode/1up.

John Thomas Mellish, The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography, Henry James by Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, 1912, page 794.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6G-KLL : 18 November 2014), I.T. Mellish, Ward no. 6, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008117808.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHP4-62M : 13 November 2014), John S Mellish, A, Queen’s (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-T9R : 30 September 2015), John Thomas Mellish, 1924.

John T. Mellish, obituary, VancouverProvince, March 31, 1924, page 26:

“One of the older generation passed away on Sunday in the person of Mr. John T. Mellish, M.A., D.C.L. He was born in Prince Edward Island on January 26, 1841, and received his higher education in the universities of Mount Allison, Toronto, and King’s College, Windsor. IN early life he was successfully principal of Cumberland Academy, Amherst, N.W.; Mount Allison Academy, Sackville, N.B.; Albro Street School, Halifax, and vice-principal of Halifax Academy. Subsequently he was admitted to the bars of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

During the war he was employed in the war office in London, with the honorary rank of captain, and since the war has resided with his family in Vancouver.

Dr. Mellish is survived by his wife, three sons, Captain A.J.B. Mellish, barrister, and John W. Mellish, salesman, of this city, and A. Ernest Mellish, manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia at Weston, Ont.; two daughters, Mrs. C. Reed, Victoria, and Mrs. C.L. McCallum, Prince Edward Island; three brothers, Rev. I.M. Mellish, H. Pope Mellish and Mr. Justice Mellish, and two sisters, Mrs. J.L. Archibald and Mrs. Philip Large.

Dr. Mellish was known as an ardent student of Canadian history, especially that of the maritime provinces.

The funeral will be held from St. James’ Church on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Christopher Reed, his son-in-law officiating.”

John Thomas Mellish, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 31, 1924, page 17: “Mellish, John Thomas, M.A., D.C.L., died in Vancouver on March 30, 1924, in his 84th year. Funeral from St. James’ Church at 2:30 on Tuesday, Rev., C. Reed, his son-in-law, officiating.”

John Thomas Mellish, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 1, 1924, page 12: “Mellish—The death occurred on March 30th of John Thomas Mellish in his 84th year. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his sorrowing wife, 3 sons, Mr. A.J. B. Mellish, 2506 7th Ave. West; Mr. A.E. Mellish of Weston, Onta.; Mr. J.W. Mellish, 235 10th Ave. East, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Christopher Reed, Victoria, B.C.; Mrs. C. McCallum, Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Funeral will take place Tuesday, April 1st at 2:30 p.m. from St. James’ Church, Gore and Cordova St., Rev. C. Reed officiating. Interment in Ocean View Burial Park. Remains are resting in Harron Bros. parlors, 6th Ave. and Main St.”

John T. Mellish, funeral description, Vancouver Province, April 2, 1924, page 24: “Attended by a large number of relatives and friends, the funeral of Mr. John T. Mellish took place Tuesday to Ocean View Burial Park after a service in St. James’ Church, conducted by his son-in-law, Rev. Christopher Reed.”

 

Martha Jane Chappell (mother of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

The Family Bible of Martha Jane (Chappell) Mellish; The Island Register; http://www.islandregister.com/bibles/marthachappellmellish.html:

“Married: John Thomas Mellish and Martha J. Chappell in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, July 18, 1867, by Reverend Henry Pope, Jr. Wesleyan Minister; John Thomas Mellish at Pownal, Prince Edward Island, January 26, 1841; Martha Jane Chappell at Charlotte Town, P.E.I. November 15, 1843; Children: Arthur James Benjamin, at Amherst, Nova Scotia May 16, 1868; Alfred Ernest, at Amherst, N.S. September 4, 1869; Mary Sophia, at Sackville, New Brunswick, February 16, 1871; Annie Elizabeth, at Sackville, N.B. April 8, 1873; John Thomas, at Halifax, N.S. October 16, 1875 (died); Martha Louise, at Halifax, N.S. October 24, 1880; Frances Margaret Catherine, Charlottetown, P.E. I. June 11, 1885; John Wesley, born at Charlottetown 5 November, 1890.”

“Married: Arthur James Benjamin Mellish to Evangeline Hutton at Shirley, England May 17, 1904; Children: Arthur Preston Born June 10, 1905 at Charlottetown; Ellen Fortescue Born October 23, 1906 at Charlottetown; Humphrey Walter B. December 7, 1909 at Charlottetown; Martha Violet June 16,1912, at Vancouver, B.C.; Marjorie Evangeline B. May 17, 1916, Vancouver, B.C.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6G-KLG : 18 November 2014), Martha Jane Mellish in household of I.T. Mellish, Ward no. 6, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008117808.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHP4-J68 : 13 November 2014), Martha J Mellish in household of John S Mellish, A, Queen’s (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKK-5PJ : 30 September 2015), Martha Jane Mellish, 1929.

“Mrs. M.J. Mellish Called by Death; Well-known Resident Died On Anniversary of Husband’s Demise,” Vancouver Province, March 30, 1929, page 3:

“The death occurred this morning of Mrs. Martha Jane Mellish, aged 85, at her home, 2445 West Seventh. The deceased, who was the widow of John T. Mellish, was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I, on November 15, 1843, and was a descendant of Benjamin Chappell, one of the first English settlers on Prince Edward Island. Her brother, the late Rev. Benjamin Chappell, D.D., was a pioneer missionary of British Columbia.

The death of Mrs. Mellish occurred on the fifth anniversary of her late husband’s demise.

Mrs. Mellish is survived by three sons, Arthur J.B. Mellish, barrister, and John W. Mellish merchant of Vancouver and A. Ernest Mellish, manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, and two daughters, Mary S., wife of Rev. Christopher Reed of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of Vancouver, and M. Louise, wife of C.D. McCallum barrister and police magistrate at Summerside, P.E.I.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 pm. in St. Mark’s Church, West Second and Larch street. Rev. A.H. Sovereign will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

Martha Jane Mellish, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1929, page 23; Vancouver Province, March 31, 192, page 25.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-P732 : 11 July 2016), Martha Jane Chapell Mellish, 1929; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 147101013, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147101013.

 

Humphrey Pickard Wolfgang Mellish (uncle of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

R. Blake Brown, “Mellish, Humphrey Pickard Wolfgang,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 16, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 11, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/mellish_humphrey_pickard_wolfgang_16E.html.

Humphrey Mellish, Who’s Who and Why, 1917-1918, page 1350 (includes photograph of Humphrey Mellish, K.C.)

 

Mary Mellish (aunt of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

John G. Reid, “MELLISH, MARY,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 11, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/mellish_mary_13E.html.

 

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish

The Descendants of James Lewis Hayden and Christina Haus, The Island Register [Prince Edward Island]; http://www.islandregister.com/hayden1.html: Arthur James Benjamin5 Mellish, b. May 16, 1868, Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; d. July 14, 1947, Vancouver, British Columbia; m. Evangeline Hutton, May 17, 1904, Shirley, England; b. Abt. 1881; d. October 16, 1954, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Captain Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 1114-1119 (includes photograph of Captain Arthur J.B. Mellish at page 1115 (unnumbered page facing page 1114); https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1114/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1115/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1117/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1118/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/1119/mode/1up.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6G-KLP : 18 November 2014), Arthur Ernest Mellish in household of I.T. Mellish, Ward no. 6, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e325/e008117808.pdf.

Quinquennial Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates, 1636-1895; Cambridge, Massachusetts, ;, Harvard University, 1895, page 1892, Bachelors of Arts: “Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, A.B. Mt. Allison (N.B.) 1890”; https://books.google.ca/books?id=YFcjAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA241&lpg=PA241&dq=%22Arthur+James+Benjamin+Mellish%22&source=bl&ots=mSWw94X2Es&sig=Ek-3SsP6mO60qLqhOjARQrrLfG4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWosfhm-3NAhWHKWMKHQ5VBtoQ6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&q=%22Arthur%20James%20Benjamin%20Mellish%22&f=false

Ancestry.ca; Canada, South African War Land Grants, 1908-1910; Name: Arthur James Benjamin Mellish; Residence: Prince Edward Island, Canada

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHP4-J6D : 13 November 2014), Arthur J B Mellish in household of John S Mellish, A, Queen’s (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26QL-ZF9 : 13 December 2014), Arthur James B Mellish, 1904; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1904, quarter 2, vol. 2C, p. 147, South Stoneham, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

English News, 3 Can. L. Rev. 491 (1904), page 491; http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/canlawr3&div=113&id=&page=: “Captain Arthur J.B. Mellish, barrister, of Charlottetown, was married on 17th May to Miss Evangeline Hutton, of Woodstock, South Africa. Capt. Mellish went out with the first Canadian Contingent to South Africa.”

Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick, June 3, 1904, page 5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UXADAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hSkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5896%2C3749830: “Mellish-Hutton—On May 17th, at Shirley parish church, Southampton, England by the Rev. Allan J. Wood, Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, barrister-at-law, of Charlottetown, and Evangeline, second daughter of Augustus F. Hutton of Cape Town, South Africa.”

Alberta Homestead Records, 1870-1930; http://www.abgensoc.ca/homestead/search.php?_mode=search&SURNAME_type=starts&SURNAME=mellish&GIVEN_NAME_type=starts&GIVEN_NAME=&x=0&y=0: Section 9; Township 62; Range 7; Meridian 5; Film # 2827 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta; File # 1682147

Society, Vancouver Province, December 27, 1910, page 5: “Captain Arthur J.B. Mellish has come here from Charlottetown, P.E.I., and intends to take up his residence in Vancouver.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MR16 : 2 March 2015), Arthur J B Mellish in entry for Thomas Burk, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography, Henry James by Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, 1912, page 794.

The Story of the Canadian Revision of the Prayer Book, By Archdeacon W. J. Armitage; Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1922 (reprinted 2013); page 95; https://books.google.ca/books?id=MookdH15c2YC&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=%22a+j+b+mellish%22&source=bl&ots=MlzljeeYLh&sig=yT2hSlA5a9zpEc2H6h31Xw6Dy08&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd5MbnsO7NAhVE_WMKHZeUDPUQ6AEIODAI#v=onepage&q=%22a%20j%20b%20mellish%22&f=false. Captain A.J.B. Mellish was a member of the general committee that was revising the prayer book.

Vancouver (City) v. Chee, (1941) British Columbia Reports, volume 57, page 104 [57 B.C.R. 104]; summarized in Western Industrial Contractors Ltd. v. Sarcee Developments Ltd., 1979 ALTASCAD 100; [1979] 3 WWR 631, Alberta Supreme Court Appellate Division: http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abca/doc/1979/1979altascad100/1979altascad100.html: non-Indians who occupy lands on an Indian reserve can be made subject to taxation as to their interest only, but not so as to tax the residual interest of the Indian lands.

The Vancouver v. Chee case is reproduced in the factum of the Musqueam Indian Band in Musqueam Indian Band v. Musqueam Indian Band Board of Review, Supreme Court of Canada; case docket 36478; http://www.scc-csc.ca/WebDocuments-DocumentsWeb/36478/FM050_Appellant_Musqueam-Indian-Band_Reply.pdf. Supreme Court of Canada case docket: http://www.scc-csc.ca/case-dossier/info/dock-regi-eng.aspx?cas=36478.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRG-B7H : 30 September 2015), Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, 1947.

“Capt. Mellish, Pioneer City Barrister, Dies,” Vancouver Province, July 15, 1947, page 9:

“Capt. Arthur James Benjamin Mellish 79, of 2506 West Seventh, pioneer Vancouver barrister, died Monday.

He was born at Amherst, N.S., and educated at Mount Allison and Harvard universities.

Capt. Mellish served in the Boer War, meeting his future wife in South Africa. They were married in London in 1904.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Humphrey W., of Victoria, and three daughters, Mrs. J.W. B. Whaites, London; and Misses Violet and Margery, of Vancouver.”

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 14, 1947, page 15; Vancouver Sun, July 14, 1947, page 13: “Mellish—Passed away on July 14, 1947, Capt., Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, 2506 W. 7th Ave., aged 79 years. Survived by his loving wife, 1 son, Humphrey W. Mellish, Victoria, B.C.; 3 daughters, Mrs. J.W. B. Whaites, London, England, and the Misses Violet and Margery at home; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, A.E. Mellish, Toronto, Ont., J.W. Mellish, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.; 1 sister, Mrs. C. McCallum, Prince Edward Island, Funeral announcement later by Simmons and McBride, funeral directors, Broadway at Maple St.”

Arthur James Benjamin Mellish, obituary, (1947) The Advocate, volume 5, page 139: “Arthur James Benjamin Mellish (deceased)—Not many who knew Arthur Mellish will believe that he was 79 years of age at his death on July 15th last, and while he had been retired from practice for some time his appearance in and out of Court and in other places where lawyers foregather gave him a certain timeless quality. He was of Nova Scotia origin and was educated at Mount Allison and Harvard Universities. He will be missed in the ranks of the profession not because of any special brilliance or aptitude, which he would be the last to claim, but for a certain winsome and unique presentation of cases and points of view. Amongst other interest was his membership in the Seaforths.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q54V : 13 December 2015), Arthur Jamesben. Mellish, 1947; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26276664, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26276664.

 

Augustus Fortescue Hutton (father of Evangeline Hutton)

Augustus Fortescue Hutton (1838 – 1909); http://1820settlers.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I120687&tree=master

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NH5-QCD : 1 October 2014), Augustus Fortescue Hutton, 1838; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, South Molton, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLP-VNJ : 13 December 2014), Augustus Forteacue Hutton, 1872; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1872, quarter 1, vol. 5C, p. 1001, Bath, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX9-DN62 : 6 October 2015), Augustus Fortescue Hutton, Weeke, Hampshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 36, Piece/Folio 1231/90, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,553.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:47CN-DMM : 15 October 2015), Augustus F Hatton, Millbrook, Hampshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hampshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Ellen Preston (mother of Evangeline Hutton)

Ellen Preston, http://1820settlers.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I121061&tree=master

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DL5-8MM : 13 December 2014), Ellen Preston, 1872; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1872, quarter 1, vol. 5C, p. 1001, Bath, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX9-DN6L : 6 October 2015), Ellen Hutton in household of Augustus Fortescue Hutton, Weeke, Hampshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 36, Piece/Folio 1231/90, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,553.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:47CN-VPZ : 15 October 2015), Ellen Hatton in household of Augustus F Hatton, Millbrook, Hampshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hampshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Evangeline Hutton (wife of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX9-DN6T : 6 October 2015), Evangelina Hutton in household of Augustus Fortescue Hutton, Weeke, Hampshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 36, Piece/Folio 1231/90, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,553.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:47CJ-ZT2 : 15 October 2015), Evangaline Hatton in household of Augustus F Hatton, Millbrook, Hampshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hampshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26Q2-VP5 : 13 December 2014), Evangeline Hutton, 1904; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1904, quarter 2, vol. 2C, p. 147, South Stoneham, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR8-R4R : 30 September 2015), Evangeline Mellish, 1954.

Evangeline Mellish, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 18, 1954, page 27.

“Magistrate’s Widow Last Rites Held,” Vancouver Province, October 19, 1954, page 30:

Pioneer city woman and wife of former West Vancouver magistrate, Mrs. Evangeline Mellish, 74, of 2834 West Nineteenth, was buried Monday.

Mrs. Mellish, who was born in Southampton, England, went to live in Capetown, South Africa, when she was in her teens.

It was during her stay there that she met her husband, the late Capt. A.J.B. Mellish, then serving with Canadian forces during the Boer War.

After the war they returned to England, married and then came to Canada to settle in Prince Edward Island.

In 1911 Capt. Mellish came to Vancouver and later set up his law offices here.

Mrs. Mellish is survived by a son, Humphrey W. Mellish, Victoria; three daughters, Mrs. John Whaite, Vancouver; Miss Violet and Miss Margery Mellish, at home; three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Rites Held For Pioneer City Woman, Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1954, page 46; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8D1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2952%2C9706326

 

Arthur Preston Mellish (son of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

Arthur Preston Mellish, An illustrative example of the ellipsoidal pendulum, M.A. 1928; https://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/first100/to_1930.html

University of British Columbia, Calendar, 1926-1927; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1926_27.pdf: page 271: Mellish, Arthur Preston: home address: Vancouver

Arthur Mellish received in 1928 an M.A. in mathematics from the University of British Columbia with thesis An illustrative example of the ellipsoid pendulum; http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Arthur%20Preston%20Mellish&item_type=topic

Arthur Preston Mellish, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Preston_Mellish: “Arthur Preston Mellish (10 June 1905 – 7 February 1930) was a Canadian mathematician, known for his generalization of Barbier’s theorem.”

An illustrative example of the ellipsoidal pendulum, by Arthur Preston Mellish, 1928, https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0080147.

Mellish, A. P. “Notes on Differential Geometry.” Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, 32, no. 1 (1931): 181-90; http://www.jstor.org/stable/1968423?origin=crossref&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

“Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8FN-FQT : 6 December 2014), Arthur P. Mellish, 08 Feb 1930; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,927,792.

 

Ellen Fortescue Mellish (daughter of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FH5-SKS : 1 October 2014), John Henry B Whaites, 1900; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Islington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWL5-4S4 : 20 January 2015), John Henry Whaites, Islington, , London, 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.

University of British Columbia, Calendar, 1926-1927; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1926_27.pdf: page 258: Mellish, Ellen Fortescue: home address: Vancouver

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-K2XV : 21 January 2016), John Henry Barrett Whaites and Ellen Fortescue Mellish, 27 Jul 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-ZF4 : 30 September 2015), John Henry Barrett Whaites, 1973.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-021546; Ellen Fortescue Whaites; date of death: December 22, 1989; place of death: Victoria; age: 83; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1989021546.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1989021546M.jpg.

 

Humphrey Walter Mellish (son of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1932; page 48; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1932_totem.pdf: Humphrey Walter Mellish, B.A. Major; Economics, Government. Assistant in Statistics; C.O.T.C. ; Inter-Col legiate Debater (includes portrait of Humphrey Walter Mellish.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FGG-8RD : 1 October 2014), Hyacinth M Harfield, 1912; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Fareham, Hampshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1940-09-488002; Humphrey Walter Mellish and Hyacinth M. Harfield; date of marriage: April 6, 1940; place of marriage: Oak Bay; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2016/MRG/MRG_1940488002.jpg.

“Wedding is Celebrated at Oak Bay,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 7, 1940, page 7, https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0440uvic_4#page/n6/mode/1up [wedding of Humphrey Walter Mellish and Hyacinth Margaret Harfield]

Dog News, September 1956, page 81; http://www.stca.biz/images/stories/pdf_files/dog_news/dog_news_sept_1956.pdf: “Old English Mastiffs: pictures and details gladly sent. Mrs. H. W. Mellish, Heatherbelle Kennels, Reg., Royal Oak Post Office, Victoria, B. C. Canada.

Canadian Mastiff Club, http://www.mastiffcanada.org/index.php/club/history: “We also had the honour of installing Mrs. Hyacinth Mellish, of the famed Heatherbelle Kennels, as our first, (and to date, only), honorary, life-time Club member. It was truly a privilege to have known someone, who was so instrumental in keeping this breed alive after the second World War.”

The Mastiff Sweet Spot; Topics; Mrs. Hyacinth Mellish Photo Collection from Janine; http://www.worldmastiffforum.com/post/mrs-hyacinth-mellish-photo-collection-from-janine-2760028.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-K7Z : 30 September 2015), Humphrey Walter Mellish, 1980.

“Legacy left to the dogs?” by Don Denton/Saanich News; “By Sheila Potter, Published in Saanich News on Oct 13, 2004; reproduced in Animal Advocates Watchdog, “Another Example…Intent is so Important,” http://www.animaladvocates.com/watchdog.pl?md=read;id=3679:

“When a Saanich woman left a generous legacy worth at least $300,000 to the Canadian Institute for the Blind, it should have meant good publicity for the non-profit society. But a controversy over how the gift is being spent is leaving Janet Hanevelt, the executive director of the CNIB BC-Yukon Division, answering some awkward questions.

Graeme McCreath is blind and lives in Royal Oak. He is mad that the CNIB may not live up to what he sees as the spirit of Hyacinth Margaret Mellish’s will. Mellish passed away in 1997, leaving a large part of her property on Elk Lake Drive for the CNIB to use to train guide dogs.

The land where Mellish bred and trained dogs at her Heatherbell Kennels is vacant, though that will change as Saanich council approved a development two weeks ago. A condominium, town houses and 10 homes will be built on the land.

In 2004, the 4.9-acre property was valued at $479,000 by the B.C. Assessment Authority.

In her will, Mellish asked her trustees to sell the property and give two thirds of the proceeds to the CNIB to ‘establish a fund to be used to provide financial assistance to blind persons in British Columbia requiring a seeing-eye dog.’”

 

Martha Violet Mellish (daughter of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

Senior “B” Basketball Team, Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1932; page 165; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1932_totem.pdf: “Violet Mellish, Guard. The veteran of the squad. Her speed and determination make up for her lack of height.”

Social Activities, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 9, 1940, page 8, column 4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0440uvic_5#page/n7/mode/1up: “Miss Violet Mellish, who was maid of honor at the Mellish-Harfield wedding, has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Max Bloomfield during her stay in Victoria. She will return this afternoon to her home in Vancouver.”

 

Margery Evangeline Mellish (daughter of Arthur James Benjamin Mellish)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL16-8HG : 30 September 2015), Margery Evangeline Mellish, 1982.