Mowat, Daniel (1848-1923)

Daniel Mowat - detail from untitled photograph - The Mayors of Regina's First Half Century

Daniel Mowat, detail from untitled photograph, The Mayors of Regina’s First Half Century, http://canadaehx.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-mayors-of-reginas-first-half-century.html.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 37 (Alberni Street).

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 37 (Alberni Street).

 

Daniel Mowat was a merchant, politician, and the secretary of the Vancouver General Hospital. He lived at 1878 Alberni Street in 1906. (He was sometimes called “Daniel Alexander Mowat.”)

 

Family Background and Early Life

Daniel Mowat was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 9, 1848. His parents were Alexander Mowat and Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Johnston. Alexander Mowat was a merchant tailor in Ottawa.

Daniel went to school at the public school and the collegiate institute in Ottawa.

He was a member of the public school board in Ottawa for six years.

He also served as a member of the military in Ottawa, rising to the rank of Major in the 56th Battalion.

 

Marriage to Amelia Hoy

On October 4, 1871, in Ottawa, Daniel married Amelia Mary Hoy. She was born in Ottawa on December 2, possibly in 1851 (although some sources say 1844, 1848 or 1855).

 

To Northwest Territories

In 1880 Daniel and Amelia went to live in the Northwest Territories.

By 1882, Daniel was operating a store in Regina, Northwest Territories (later Saskatchewan).

 

Local citizens, carriages and saddle horse in front of business block, Regina, Saskatchewan; Glenbow Archives; NA-4035-185; http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc7/v/na-4035-185.jpg.

Local citizens, carriages and saddle horse in front of business block, Regina, Saskatchewan; Glenbow Archives; NA-4035-185; http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc7/v/na-4035-185.jpg.

 

Daniel was on Regina’s town council for four years. He was the mayor of Regina from 1886 to 1887.

At the time of the 1891 Canada census, he was a grocer in Moose Jaw, Northwest Territories.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-T5H : 4 August 2016), Daniel Mowat, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00315.

 

Member of Legislative Assembly

In 1891 and 1894, Daniel was elected as a member of the legislative assembly of the Northwest Territories.

 

The Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1897, page 405; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_32962#page/n436/mode/1up.

The Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1897, page 405; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_32962#page/n436/mode/1up.

 

Daniel Mowat, member of the second legislative assembly of the North-West Territories, Regina, 1891; Saskatoon Public Library, LH-462 [detail]; http://spldatabase.saskatoonlibrary.ca/csdata/images/lhr/web/lh/0/lh-462.jpg.

Daniel Mowat, member of the second legislative assembly of the North-West Territories, Regina, 1891; Saskatoon Public Library, LH-462 [detail]; http://spldatabase.saskatoonlibrary.ca/csdata/images/lhr/web/lh/0/lh-462.jpg.

 

While Daniel was a member of the legislative assembly, he proposed that English should be the only language of instruction in schools in the Northwest Territories. He later agreed that a primary course in French would be acceptable.

In February 1897, a fire damaged Daniel’s store.

 

“Regina Happenings,” Vancouver Daily World, February 16, 1897, page 6, column 1.

“Regina Happenings,” Vancouver Daily World, February 16, 1897, page 6, column 1.

 

To British Columbia

In the spring of 1897, Daniel visited the Kootenay area of British Columbia. He made plans to resign his legislature seat and to move to Slocan City.

 

Moose Jaw Herald Times, April 9, 1897, page 8, column 3; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/MJH/1897/04/09/8/Ar00804.html.

Moose Jaw Herald Times, April 9, 1897, page 8, column 3; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/MJH/1897/04/09/8/Ar00804.html.

 

Daniel did go briefly to Slocan City, where ran a general store.

 

Horse Race, Slocan City, 1896, Slocan City History, http://www.slocancity.com/history/.

Horse Race, Slocan City, 1896, Slocan City History, http://www.slocancity.com/history/.

 

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 535 (Slocan City).

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1897, page 535 (Slocan City).

 

To Vancouver

Daniel first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1898. He was a grocer, and he lived at 1022 Barclay Street.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 590.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 590.

 

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1898 1022 Barclay Street
1899 1107 Hornby Street
1900 to 1904 908 Seymour Street
1905 Not listed under Vancouver names
1906 1878 Alberni Street (under Vancouver streets); 440 West Eighth Avenue
1907 and 1908 425 West Eighth Avenue
1909 Not listed under Vancouver names
1910 Central Park (Burnaby)
1911 to 1913 425 West Eighth Avenue
1914 McKay Avenue and B.C. Electric Railway
1915 to 1920 Not listed under Vancouver names
1921 McKay [Avenue]
1922 Not listed under Vancouver names
1923 2611 McKay Avenue

 

In the early 1900s, Daniel was with John Fisher Mowat’s firm of manufacturer’s agents.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 815 [selected portions].

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 815 [selected portions].

In 1906, Daniel became the secretary of the Vancouver General Hospital.

 

“Patients Still in the Old Building,” Vancouver Daily World, January 2, 1906, page 8, column 4.

“Patients Still in the Old Building,” Vancouver Daily World, January 2, 1906, page 8, column 4.

 

To Burnaby

By 1910, Daniel had moved to Burnaby. He was the proprietor of Mowat Produce Company on Water Street in Vancouver.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 994.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 994.

 

By about 1913, the Mowats were in a house on McKay Avenue in Burnaby, near the Central Park interurban rail line. The street address later became 4382 Beresford Street.

 

Daniel and Amelia Mowat House, 4382 Beresford Street, Burnaby, British Columbia; Google Streets, searched September 6, 2017; image dated August 2011.

Daniel and Amelia Mowat House, 4382 Beresford Street, Burnaby, British Columbia; Google Streets, searched September 6, 2017; image dated August 2011.

 

About 2015, a developer moved the house around the corner to 6368 McKay Avenue.

 

6368 McKay Avenue, Google Streets; searched September 7, 2017; image dated June 2014.

6368 McKay Avenue, Google Streets; searched September 7, 2017; image dated June 2014.

 

After renovations, the house became four rental apartments.

 

6368 McKay Ave - Burnaby - BC - Daniel and Amelia Mowat House - Heritage Burnaby

6368 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC; Daniel and Amelia Mowat House; Heritage Burnaby; https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark570.

 

In the 1923 Vancouver directory, “Major” Daniel Mowat was at 2611 McKay Avenue. He was the operator of the Red Feather Goat Ranch.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1020.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1020.

 

Daniel died in Burnaby, British Columbia on September 19, 1923. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 20, 1923, page 10, column 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0923uvic_15#page/n9/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 20, 1923, page 10, column 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0923uvic_15#page/n9/mode/1up.

 

Daniel’s estate was worth about $2,000.

 

“Five Wills are Given Probate,” Vancouver Daily World, October 6, 1923, page 3, column 5.

“Five Wills are Given Probate,” Vancouver Daily World, October 6, 1923, page 3, column 5.

 

Amelia died in Burnaby on October 27, 1923. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Amelia Mary Mowat, obituary, Vancouver Daily World, October 29, 1923, page 9, column 7.

Amelia Mary Mowat, obituary, Vancouver Daily World, October 29, 1923, page 9, column 7.

 

Amelia’s estate was worth about $15,000.

Daniel and Amelia had a daughter.

 

Mary Mowat

Mary (“May”) Mowat was born in Ontario about 1881. According to newspaper reports and immigration documents, Daniel and Amelia adopted May. It appears that she was born Mary Jane Allen, and that her parents were John Alva Allen (1853–1923) and Margaret Jane Little (1861–1887).

In 1891 she was living with her adoptive parents in Moose Jaw, Northwest Territories (later Saskatchewan).

It appears that she was living in Vancouver in 1900.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 885.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 885.

 

In 1901, May sailed from Vancouver to Hawaii to be married to John Morley.

 

Regina Leader-Post, June 13, 1901, page 8, column 3.

 

Ancestry.com. Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, compiled 02/13/1900 – 12/30/1953; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3422; Roll: 001; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85. Name: May Mowat; Age: 20; Age: 20; Gender: Female; Birth Year: abt 1881; Port of Departure: Vancouver, British Columbia; Departure Date: 31 May 1901; Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii; Arrival Date: 7 Jun 1901; Race: Canadian; Last Residence: British Columbia.

 

Honolulu Evening Bulletin, June 8, 1901, page 8, column 4; https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016413/1901-06-08/ed-1/seq-8/#date1=1789.

 

The wedding was in Honolulu on June 10, 1901.

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 6, 1901, page 3, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, July 6, 1901, page 3, column 5.

 

John Morley was a carpenter and building contractor. For a brief time, John and May lived in Auckland, New Zealand, where John worked as a house builder.

They returned to Vancouver by about 1904.

May died in Vancouver on September 19, 1907.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1907, page 2, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1907, page 2, column 4.

 

May Morley - obituary - Vancouver Daily World - September 20 1907 - page 13 - column 5

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1907, page 13, column 5.

 

She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

May’s sister was Matilda Allen (1878–1965). She was married to Walter S. Potter (1877–1924).

 

Winnipeg Tribune, August 11, 1924, page 3, column 7.

 

John Morley: Later Life

In 1909, in Ontario, John married Nellie Hooper. About 1918, they moved to Hawaii, where John established a contracting business.

John died in Honolulu on February 3, 1952.

 

John Morley - obituary - Honolulu Advertiser - February 4 1952 - page 9 - column 7

Honolulu Advertiser, February 4, 1952, page 9, column 7.

 

John Morley - death notice - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - February 5 1952 - page 5 - column 1

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 5, 1952, page 5, column 1.

 

Nellie died in Honolulu on January 15, 1955.

 

Nellie Morley - obituary - Honolulu Advertiser - January 17 1955 - page 1 - column 4

Honolulu Advertiser, January 17, 1955, page 1, column 4.

 

John and May had two children.

 

John Warren Morley

John Warren Morley was born in Auckland, New Zealand on March 21, 1902.

On June 8, 1929, in Los Angeles, California, he married Leta Elsie Hood. She was born in Longdale, Oklahoma on January 17, 1911. Her parents were William Leroy Hood and Tabitha Ann Vaught.

John died in Los Angeles on May 4, 1965.

Leta died in Los Angeles on January 27, 1987.

 

Kenneth Charles Morley

Kenneth Charles Morley was born in Vancouver on June 4, 1904.

In 1932, he married Maria Louise Abel.

 

Kenneth Charles Morley and Maria Louise Abel - marriage - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - October 10 1932 - page 18 - column 1

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 10, 1932, page 18, column 1.

 

Kenneth and Marie were divorced in February 1940.

 

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 7, 1940, page 4, column 3.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 7, 1940, page 4, column 3.

 

In 1940, Marie petitioned to change her name back to her maiden name.

 

MarieLouise Abel Morley - change of name to MarieLouise Abel - Honolulu Advertiser - April 24 1940 - page 10 - column 3

Honolulu Advertiser, April 24, 1940, page 10, column 3.

 

Marie died in Honolulu in 1999.

 

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 10, 1999, page 38, column 8.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 10, 1999, page 38, column 8.

 

In 1940, in Hawaii, Kenneth married Jean Millicent Thomson.

 

Kenneth Charles Morley and Jean Millicent Thomson - marriage license - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - March 22 1940 - page 1 - column 5

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 22, 1940, page 1, column 5.

 

Kenneth Charles Morley and Jean Millicent Thomson - marriage - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - March 27 1940 - page 18 - column 2

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 27, 1940, page 18, column 2.

 

Jean died in La Jolla, California on December 27, 1983. Kenneth died in La Jolla on January 15, 1994.

 

Kenneth C Morley and Jean T Morley - death notice - Honolulu Advertiser - February 5 1994 - page 5 - column 1

Honolulu Advertiser, February 5, 1994, page 5, column 1.

 

Sources

Daniel Mowat

Daniel Mowat, son of Alexander and Elizabeth Mowat; https://www.ancestry.ca/boards/localities.northam.canada.manitoba.western/430.1/mb.ashx: Sue: “Daniel was born in Ottawa about 1848 and married Amelia Mary Hoy in Ottawa in 1871. At some point Daniel (and Alexander) homesteaded near Beulah, Manitoba (probably in the 1880’s), west of Rapid City, Manitoba. Does anyone know this family? When Daniel married in 1871, he listed himself as a tailor.

Jeanne Ross: “We have some information on Daniel and Amelia and some photos of what we believe are Amelia. The photos are labelled Dan Mowat’s wife Regina and Mrs. Dan Mowat Shoal Lake. In 1881 Daniel and Amelia were living in Manitoba; 1891 in the Regina area; 1901 and 1911 in Vancouver. They both died in Burnaby in 1923 (where they are buried (have copies of their registrations of death). I believe this Daniel was one of the first mayors of Regina. Daniel’s registration of death lists his mother as Bessie Johnston, Amelia was the informant.”

The Mowat Ranch, Avonlea & District Museum; http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_memories/CM_V2_Apps/ui/remWindow.php?remID=79601&remP=/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_memories/hdcn-cm%2FAAWT%2F0001%2Ftext%2F&remEx=Avonlea%27s+Prairie+Pioneers&lg=English.

Dan Mowat, Mayors of Regina; https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Dan%20Mowat&item_type=topic:

“Daniel Mowatt [sic] (May 9, 1848 – October 22, 1923) was a merchant and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented South Regina in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1891 to 1898 as a Conservative.

He was born in Ottawa, Canada West, the son of Alex Mowat, of Scottish descent. In 1871, he married Amelia M. Hoy. Mowat was a member of the Ottawa public school board. He came to the Northwest Territories in 1880 and opened the first store in Regina in 1882. Mowat served on the Regina town council and was mayor from 1886 to 1887. With his brother Alex, also a partner in the Regina store, Mowat owned a large horse ranch near the current village of Avonlea.”

The Mayors of Regina’s First Half Century; Daniel Mowat (1886 – 1887); http://canadaehx.blogspot.ca/2017/03/the-mayors-of-reginas-first-half-century.html.

City of Regina, Mowat, http://www.regina.ca/residents/heritage-history/list-of-mayors/mowat/index.htm.

Daniel Mowat, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Mowat.

“One Language and One Nationality,” By Edmund A. Aunger, in Forging Alberta’s Constitutional Framework, By Richard Connors, John M. Law, University of Alberta. Centre for Constitutional Studies, 2005, page 114.

Daniel Alexander Mowat; Don Ross & Jeanne (Guppy) Ross Family Tree; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rossbus&id=I452.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMF5-924 : 10 April 2015), Paul [sic] Mowat and Amelia Mary Hoy, 04 Oct 1871; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,695.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-SQ1 : 30 June 2017), Daniel Mowat, Western Extension – Little Saskatchewan, Manitoba Extension, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Mo to Mt; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votemo.htm: “Mowat, Daniel, 1022 Barclay St, Merchant, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BYK : 27 April 2017), Daniel Mowat, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

1921 Canada Census; Daniel Mowat; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 16; 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:FLKV-DJQ : 13 April 2017), Daniel Mowat, 1923.

“Late Daniel Mowat, Ex-mayor of Regina,” Vancouver Province, September 20, 1923, page 24:

“With the death of Daniel Mowat at his home, 2611 McKay avenue, Burnaby, on Thursday, there passed away another well-known pioneer of the western provinces. Born in Ottawa seventy-five years ago, he was a veteran of the Fenian raids, and the first mayor of Regina. He was later elected M.L.A. for that city.

He had resided in Greater Vancouver for the past twenty-five years, and was well-known as the proprietor of the Red Feather Goat Ranch, the stock of which has received many awards in different shows. He was a member of the Foresters and the Masonic order. His wife survives him.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of Nunn& Thomson, 531 Homer street, to the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery. Rev. J.S. Henderson, D.D., will officiate.”

Daniel Mowat, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 20, 1923, page 13: “Mowat—Passed away Sept. 19, 1923, Daniel Mowat, 2611 McKay Ave., Burnaby, in his 76th year, leaving his loving wife to mourn his loss. Funeral service Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 o’clock, in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 531 Homer St., Rev. Dr. J.S. Henderson officiating. Interment in family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2R29 : 13 December 2015), Daniel Alexander Mowat, 1923; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 77356799, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77356799.

British Columbia Supreme Court probate file: GR-1415.19006 – Mowat, Daniel; Vancouver, microfilm reel B08714; Probate P – 09133; first page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G978-NQPB?i=2863&wc=M69V-CWL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333502101&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8978-NQLG?i=2883&wc=M69V-CWL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333502101&cc=2014768.

Daniel & Amelia Mowat House, https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark570. 4382 Beresford Street. This home was built by Daniel Mowat (1848-1923) and Amelia Mary Mowat (née Hoy, 1848-1923). Daniel originally worked as a merchant, and was operating a chicken farm at this location as early as 1908, and later a goat ranch. It is one of Burnaby’s few two-storey Arts and Crafts residences.

4382 Beresford Street Burnaby; https://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/4954147758.

“Heritage House near Burnaby’s Central Park to be Protected,” by Mario Bartel, Burnaby Now, February 9, 2012; http://www.burnabynow.com/news/heritage-house-near-burnaby-s-central-park-to-be-protected-1.1899481 [includes photograph of Mowat residence].

James Hoy (father of Amelia May Hoy)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-YVN : 2 April 2016), James Hoy, Victoria Ward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10013, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,311; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396311_00452.pdf.

Margaret Allan (mother of Amelia May Hoy)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-YJ2 : 2 April 2016), Mary Anne Hoy, Victoria Ward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10013, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,311; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396311_00452.pdf.

Amelia May Hoy

Amelia May Hoy; Don Ross & Jeanne (Guppy) Ross Family Tree; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rossbus&id=I38288.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-YV5 : 2 April 2016), Amelia Hoy, Victoria Ward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10013, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,311; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396311_00452.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMF5-92Z : 10 April 2015), Paul [sic] Mowat and Amelia Mary Hoy, 04 Oct 1871; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,695.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-S7M : 30 June 2017), Amelia Mowat in household of Daniel Mowat, Western Extension – Little Saskatchewan, Manitoba Extension, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-BY2 : 27 April 2017), Emilla M Mowat, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

1921 Canada Census; Amelia Mary Mowat in household of Daniel Mowat; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 16; 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:FLKV-DJJ : 13 April 2017), Amelia Mary Mowat, 1923.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2R2M : 11 July 2016), Amelia May Hoy Mowat, 1923; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 78217711, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78217711.

British Columbia Supreme Court probate file: GR-1415.1900) – Mowat, Amelia Mary; Vancouver, microfilm reel B08715; Probate P – 09211; first page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-FF2J?i=1832&wc=M69V-Z38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333525301&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-FF67?i=1874&wc=M69V-Z38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333525301&cc=2014768.

John Alva Allen (father of Mary Jane Allen)

John Alva Allen (1853–1923); Birth: 28 JUL 1853, Hope Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 7 JUL 1923, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Margaret Jane Little (mother of Mary Jane Allen)

Margaret Jane Little (1861–1887); Birth: JANUARY 19, 1861, Manvers Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1887, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Mary Mowat (Mary Jane Allen) (daughter of Daniel Mowat)

Mary Mowat; Don Ross & Jeanne (Guppy) Ross Family Tree; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rossbus&id=I38297.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-5WZ : 4 August 2016), May Mowat, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228.

Ancestry.com. Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, compiled 02/13/1900 – 12/30/1953; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3422; Roll: 001; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85. Name: May Mowat; Age: 20; Age: 20; Gender: Female; Birth Year: abt 1881; Port of Departure: Vancouver, British Columbia; Departure Date: 31 May 1901; Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii; Arrival Date: 7 Jun 1901; Race: Canadian; Last Residence: British Columbia.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKC-K47 : 8 November 2017), May Morley, 1907.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7MMX : 18 March 2020), Morley, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26315254, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26315254: “May Morley; Birth: 1881; Ontario, Canada; Death: 19 Sep 1907 (aged 25–26), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/3/04/005/0006; Memorial ID: 26315254.”

Matilda Allen (sister of Mary Jane Allen)

Matilda Allen (1878–1965); Birth: DECEMBER 7, 1878, Ops Township, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada; Death: MAY 13, 1965, Ashern, Manitoba, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Walter Potter (husband of Matilda Allen)

Walter Potter (1877–); Birth: 1877, England; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

John Morley (husband of May Mowat)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZ5-FCJ : 11 March 2018), John Morley and Nellie Hooper, 19 Aug 1909; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,872,067.

John Warren Morley (son of May Mowat)

“Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDRL-DWG : 4 July 2019), John W Morley, 1921.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-DG1R : 16 March 2018), John W Morley, 1921; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQX-PH6 : 13 March 2018), John Warren Morley, 1924; citing Immigration, ship name City Of Los Angeles, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 8; FHL microfilm 2,229,910.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N5-VXV : 8 December 2017), John Warren Morley and Leta Elsie Hood, 08 Jun 1929; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,760.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8Y-NL6 : accessed 13 April 2020), John W Morley in household of William L Hood, Maywood, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1340, sheet 2A, line 23, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 172; FHL microfilm 2,339,907.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGL4-8W4Q : 27 September 2019), John Warren Morley in entry for John William Morley, 23 May 1930; citing Birth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, California State Archives, Sacramento.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ4-R97 : 11 March 2018), John Warren Morley, 1938; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCZ-FKC : 26 November 2014), John W Morley, 04 May 1965; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGR4-1SB1 : 22 October 2019), John Warren Morley, 1965.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-BS46 : 7 June 2016), John W. Morley, ; Burial, Commerce, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Park Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 163226784, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163226784: “John W. Morley; Birth: 1902; Death: 1965 (aged 62–63); Burial: Park Lawn Memorial Park, Commerce, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Plot: Land of Heaven; Memorial ID: 163226784.”

Leta Elsie Hood (wife of John Warren Morley)

“Kansas State Census, 1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG2W-N1VM : 12 October 2019), Letta Hood in household of W L Hood, Bluff City, Harper, Kansas, United States; citing Bluff City, Harper, Kansas, United States, 59, 28, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH75-LDD : accessed 13 April 2020), Letta Hood in household of W L Hood, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States; citing ED 61, sheet 5A, line 45, family 130, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 123; FHL microfilm 1,820,123.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N5-VXL : 8 December 2017), John Warren Morley and Leta Elsie Hood, 08 Jun 1929; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,760.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8Y-NLX : accessed 13 April 2020), Leta E Morley in household of William L Hood, Maywood, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1340, sheet 2A, line 24, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 172; FHL microfilm 2,339,907.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPM6-DTD : 26 November 2014), Leta Elsie Morley, 27 Jan 1987; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JGWN-PNT : 20 May 2014), Leta Morley, Jan 1987; 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:Q23T-BSH9 : 7 June 2016), Leta E. Morley, ; Burial, Commerce, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Park Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 163226801, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163226801: “Leta E. Morley; Birth: 1911; Death: 1987 (aged 75–76); Burial: Park Lawn Memorial Park; Commerce, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Plot: Land of Heaven; Memorial ID: 163226801.”

Kenneth Charles Morley (son of May Mowat)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-MQ3 : 16 March 2018), Kenneth Morley in entry for John Morley, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH1K-ZTY : accessed 13 April 2020), Kenneth C Morley in household of Johannes F Abel, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 116, sheet 4B, line 80, family 126, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2635; FHL microfilm 2,342,369.

“Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WB87-F5N2 : 30 January 2020), Kenneth Charles Morley, 30 Sep 1932; citing Marriage, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaii Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring, Honolulu.

“Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4VMD-P3MM : 30 January 2020), Kenneth Charles Morley, 25 Mar 1940; citing Marriage, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaii Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring, Honolulu.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB9X-6Y9 : 27 February 2020), Kenneth Morley, Tract 22, Honolulu Judicial District, Representative District 4, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-50, sheet 10A, line 43, family 417, 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 4585.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPSL-C33 : 26 November 2014), Kenneth Charles Morley, 15 Jan 1994; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG4X-XWT : 20 May 2014), Kenneth C Morley, 15 Jan 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Hawaii Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WF-NTT3 : 31 October 2019), Kenneth C Morley, 1994; citing Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, The Honolulu Advertiser, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, The Kauai Garden Island News, The Maui News and The Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Joseph F. Smith Library at Brigham Young University – Hawaii, Laie; FHL microfilm 100,544,975.

Marie Louise Abel (wife of Kenneth Charles Morley)

“Hawaii Births and Christenings, 1852-1933”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW9R-KL4 : 10 January 2020), Marie Louise Abel, 1904.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLCY-XW7 : accessed 13 April 2020), Marie L R Abel in household of Johannes F C Abel, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 10B, family 97, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1753; FHL microfilm 1,375,766.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SP8L-MK2 : accessed 13 April 2020), Marie Louise Abel in household of Johanes F C Abel, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States; citing ED 31, sheet 19A, line , family 208, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 2036; FHL microfilm 1,822,036.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH1K-ZTT : accessed 13 April 2020), Marielouise Abel in household of Johannes F Abel, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 116, sheet 4B, line 79, family 126, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2635; FHL microfilm 2,342,369.

“Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WB87-F52M : 30 January 2020), Marie Louise Abel in entry for Kenneth Charles Morley, 30 Sep 1932; citing Marriage, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaii Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring, Honolulu.

“United States, California, List of United States Citizens Arriving at San Francisco, 1930-1949”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WYYH-GL6Z : 19 November 2019), Marielouise Abel, 1940.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VM96-VW5 : 20 May 2014), Marielouis L Abel, 25 Feb 1999; 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:K1Y3-LMW : 2 March 2020), Marielouis Abel, 2001.

Jean Millicent Thomson (wife of Kenneth Charles Morley)

“Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4VMD-P33Z : 30 January 2020), Jean Millicent Thomson in entry for Kenneth Charles Morley, 25 Mar 1940; citing Marriage, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaii Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring, Honolulu.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB9X-6YS : 27 February 2020), Jean Morley in household of Kenneth Morley, Tract 22, Honolulu Judicial District, Representative District 4, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-50, sheet 10A, line 44, family 417, 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 4585.