Mitchell, Walter (1881-1963)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1083 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1083 (edited image)

Walter Mitchell operated a restaurant and confectionery at 1997 Georgia Street in 1914 and 1915. He lived at number 3, 1974 Georgia Street from 1914 to 1916.

Walter Mitchell was born in Cornwall, Ontario, on November 7, 1881. His father was Horace Melville Mitchell (1851-1921). His mother was Maria Blair (born about 1857).

In 1891, Walter was living with his parents in Cornwall.

Walter first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1905. He was a driver for Dominion Express Company.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 810

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 810

It appears that lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1904 534 Homer Street
1905 521 Homer Street
1906 609 Helmcken Street
1907 743 Richards Street
1908 to 1911 633 Davie Street
1914 to 1916 number 3, 1974 Georgia Street
1917 and 1918 1972 Whyte Street
1919 to 1962 5823 St. George Street

On April 2, 1907, in Vancouver, Walter married Agnes Ann Smirl. She was born in Morewood, Ontario, on March 22, 1887. Her father was Thomas William Smirl (1853-1913). Her mother was Hughanna Loughridge. (1866-1940).

From 1907 to 1911, Walter worked as a driver for Cascade Laundry.

In 1914 and 1915, he operated a confectionery at 1997 Georgia Street.

In 1916 and 1917, he was with the Canadian Double Tread Tire Company.

In 1918, he became a driver for the Vancouver police department. He remained with the police until he retired about 1941.

Walter and Agnes lived at 5823 St. George Street through the 1940s and 1950s.

Agnes died in Vancouver on December 29, 1959. There is a memorial stone for her in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Walter later lived briefly in Penticton, British Columbia. He died in Penticton on July 21, 1963. There is a memorial stone for him in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Walter and Agnes had a daughter.

 

Doris Hugheena Mitchell

Doris Hughanna Mitchell (sometimes spelled Hugheena or Hughena) was born in British Columbia, possibly in Vancouver, about 1912.

She married Francis Lyons, who was a barber. He was born in Scotland on January 9, 1898. His father was John Lyons. His mother was Mary Duncan.

In 1959 Doris was living in Vancouver.

In 1963 she was living in Penticton, British Columbia.

Francis died in Penticton on February 16, 1972. He was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton.

Doris died in 1998. She was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton.

 

Sources

Horace Melville Mitchell (father of Walter Mitchell)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX7-B3X : 18 November 2014), Horance Mitchel, Cornwall, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13227, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,863; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008167753.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2K-SD4 : 13 November 2014), Harris Mitchell, Cornwall, Cornwall and Stormont, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148132; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148132-00422.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-J83Q : 13 December 2015), Horace Melville Mitchell, ; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 79603045, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79603045.

 

Maria Blair (mother of Walter Mitchell)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX7-B3F : 18 November 2014), Maria Mitchel in household of Horance Mitchel, Cornwall, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13227, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,863; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008167753.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2K-SDH : 13 November 2014), Margaret Mitchell, Cornwall, Cornwall and Stormont, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148132; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148132-00422.

 

Walter Mitchell

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX7-B3V : 18 November 2014), Walter Mitchel in household of Horance Mitchel, Cornwall, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13227, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,863; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e327/e008167753.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2K-SD8 : 13 November 2014), Walter Mitchell, Cornwall, Cornwall and Stormont, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148132; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148132-00422.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-YQ2 : 21 January 2016), Walter Mitchell and Agnes Ann Smirl, 02 Apr 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

1921 Canada Census, Walter Mitchell; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTF-R5P : 30 September 2015), Walter Mitchell, 1963.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QPXC : 13 December 2015), Walter Mitchell, 1963; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26258545, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26258545.

 

Thomas William Smirl (father of Agnes Ann Smirl)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M431-1SL : 13 November 2014), Wm Thomas Smirl, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 9, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10007, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,308.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX4-8DM : 18 November 2014), Thomas Smirl, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 52; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13228, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,864.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJP-6Q2 : 10 April 2015), Thomas William Smirl and Hugh Annie Loughridge, 17 Feb 1886; citing registration , North Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,215.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-3XF : 13 November 2014), Thomas Smirl, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

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

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGM-9BQ : 30 September 2015), Thomas William Smirl, 1913.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7Y89 : 13 December 2015), Wm Thomas Smirl, 1913; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26297402, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26297402.

 

Hughanna Loughridge (mother of Agnes Ann Smirl)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJP-6QP : 10 April 2015), Thomas William Smirl and Hugh Annie Loughridge, 17 Feb 1886; citing registration , North Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,215.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-3XN : 13 November 2014), Hugh Anna Smirl in household of Thomas Smirl, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

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

1921 Canada Census, Hughanna Smirl in household of Walter Mitchell; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGV-77M : 30 September 2015), Hughanna Smirle, 1940.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7YZB : 11 July 2016), Hughanna Empey Loughridge Smirl, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26258544, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26258544.

 

Agnes Ann Smirl (wife of Walter Mitchell)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX4-8D9 : 18 November 2014), Anna Smirl in household of Thomas Smirl, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 52; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13228, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,864.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-3X2 : 13 November 2014), Agnes Smirl in household of Thomas Smirl, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

1921 Canada Census, Agnes Mitchell in household of Walter Mitchell; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL55-RQD : 30 September 2015), Agnes Ann Mitchell, 1959.

 

Doris Hughanna Mitchell (daughter of Walter Mitchell)

1921 Canada Census, Doris Mitchell in household of Walter Mitchell; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-2BZX : 15 March 2016), Doris Hugheena Lyons, ; Burial, Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Lakeview Cemetery; citing record ID 156240979, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156240979.

 

Francis Lyons (husband of Doris Mitchell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT4-8KS : 30 September 2015), Francis Lyons, 1972.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-2BDC : 15 March 2016), Frank Lyons, ; Burial, Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Lakeview Cemetery; citing record ID 156240981, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156240981.