Paddon (A.F.) and Company [Arthur Follett Paddon (1881-1923)]

A.F. Paddon and Company was a towing, scow and shipwright business at 1901 Georgia Street from 1913 to 1915. Arthur Follett Paddon was the manager of the company.

Arthur Follett Paddon was born on April 10, 1881, in Montreal, Quebec. (Some documents give his first name as “Alfred”.) His father was John Arthur Paddon, a bank manager for the Bank of Montreal, who was born in Lennoxville, Quebec. Arthur’s mother was Frances Helena Jones, who was born in Cobourg, Ontario.

Arthur went to school at Bishop’s College in Lennoxville, Quebec.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1905. He was a clerk for the Bank of Montreal.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 391

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 391

He continued to work for the Bank of Montreal in Vancouver until about 1907. By 1908, the bank had transferred him to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

On June 26, 1908, in Vancouver, he married Edith Charlotte Nickson. She was born on August 8, 1887, in Cobble Hill, British Columbia. Her father was John Joseph Nickson (1850-1912), a waterworks engineer. Her mother was Jane Allen (1855-1951). Archibald Brydon Fraser (1883-1916), who was at 1839 Morton Avenue in in 1909, was the best man at the wedding.

By 1910, Arthur was the manager of the Bank of Montreal branch at Logan Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Henderson Directories, Winnipeg, 1910, page 1179; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.11/1175.html

Henderson Directories, Winnipeg, 1910, page 1179; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.11/1175.html

By the time of the 1911 Canada census on June 1, 1911, Arthur and Edith were back in Vancouver. They were living with Edith’s parents at 1370 Melville Street. Arthur’s business was “towage.”

In the 1912 and 1913 Vancouver directories, Arthur was the manager of A.F. Paddon and Company. The company’s office was at 1901 Georgia Street. Arthur and Edith were living at 1755 Pendrell Street.

By 1914, Arthur and Edith had moved to North Vancouver. A.F. Paddon and Company was at 1901 Georgia Street until 1915.

From 1916 to 1919, Arthur and Edith were back in Vancouver, living at 1270 Melville Street.

In 1919, Arthur was a commercial agent, with his office at number 28 in the Imperial Block at 539 West Pender Street

In 1920, Arthur and Edith had moved to 1643 Burnaby Street. Arthur was the manager of Anglo-American Trading Company Ltd., whose office was at number 801 in the Dominion Bank Building at 207 West Hastings Street. (The Northwest Trading Company also had its office in number 801 of the Dominion Bank Building. Augustus Nathaniel Cowdry (1891-1935), the son of John Cowdry, was the manager of the Northwest Trading Company.)

In 1921 and 1922, Arthur and Edith were living in North Vancouver. Arthur was a lumber dealer, with his office at number 1412 in the Dominion Bank Building.

In early 1923, Arthur was in Toronto for treatment of diabetes. He died in Toronto on January 21, 1923. He was buried in the Masonic section of Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

It appears that Edith continued to live in North Vancouver for the rest of her life. She died in North Vancouver on April 6, 1974. She was buried in the Masonic section of Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Arthur and Edith had the following children.

 

Edith Frances Jane Paddon (“Pat”)

Edith Frances Jane Paddon was known as “Pat.”

She was born in Vancouver on December 17, 1912. She worked as a stenographer. She did not marry.

She died in Tranquille, British Columbia, on November 11, 1940.

She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

John Reginald Paddon (“Rex”)

John Reginald Paddon was known as “Rex.”

He was born in British Columbia (probably in Vancouver) about 1918 or 1919.

He was a student at the University of British Columbia before the Second World War. He served with the Canadian military forces during the war.

By 1946, he was a student again.

By 1947, he was working as a bookkeeper.

In 1955, he was married to Joan. He was a clerk for Pacific Coast Terminals, and he was living in North Vancouver.

In 1974, he was living in North Vancouver.

 

Sources

 

Arthur Follett Paddon

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-RC8: accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur Follett Paddon, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148228-00338.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGL-G4M: accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur F Paddon in household of John A. Paddon, C, Victoria (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000109901.pdf.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-GW2: accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur Follett Paddon and Edith Charlotte Nickson, 25 Jun 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

A.F. Paddon and Edith Nickson, wedding notice, Vancouver Daily World, June 26, 1908, page 16: “PADDON – NICKSON. The marriage of A. F. Paddon, of the local staff of the Bank of Montreal, and Edith, daughter of Mr. J. J. Nickson, 1270 Melville street, took place on Thursday morning in Christ church. Rev. C. C. Owen officiated. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sister. Miss Lindsay Nickson, while the groom was supported by Mr. A. B. Fraser. After the ceremony s wedding breakfast was served to a number of guests at the home of the bride, and the happy couple then left on honeymoon trip up the coast, after which they will proceed to Winnipeg, where the groom, who was recently in the local branch of the Bank of Montreal, has been transferred.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MTMV: accessed 20 August 2015), Arthur F Paddon in entry for John J Nicklason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661;http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63780&highlight=19&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+F+Paddon;http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940159.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur Paddon, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 13; Census Place: North Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 20; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLR-KHQ: accessed 20 August 2015), Follett Paddon, 21 Jan 1923; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, 001601 Pg201, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,976,460.

“A.F. Paddon of North Vancouver Dies in Hospital at Toronto,” Vancouver Province, January 22, 1923, page 22: “The death occurred last night in Toronto General Hospital, where he had gone for treatment, of Arthur Follett Paddon, a well-known lumber broker, of 302 Fifth street east, North Vancouver.

The late Mr. Paddon was the eldest son of Mr. J. A. Paddon and Mrs. Paddon of St. John’s Newfoundland, where his father is manager of the Bank of Montreal, and superintendent of its branches throughout the colony. He was educated at Bishop’s College School, Lennoxville, Quebec, and for a number of years was on the staff of the Bank of Montreal at Winnipeg and in this city.

Mr. Paddon, who was highly respected and had a large circle of friends, is survived by his wife and two children at their North Vancouver home; his father and mother and a brother, Gerald, in Newfoundland. His youngest brother, Hubert, was killed in France in 1915. The remains are being brought to Vancouver for interment and funeral arrangements will be made later.”

Arthur Follett Paddon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1923, page 14; Vancovuer Province, January 22, 1923, page 15: “Paddon—At Toronto General Hospital on Sunday night, January 21, Arthur Follett Paddon of 302—5th St., North Vancouver, oldest son of Mr. J.A. Paddon and Mrs. Paddon of St. John’s, Newfoundland, in his 39th year. Winnipeg papers please copy.”

Arthur Follett Paddon, death notice, Vancouver Province January 26, 1923, page 17; Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1923, page 14: “Paddon—January 21, 1923, at the Toronto General Hospital, Alfred Follett Paddon, in his 39th year. The funeral service will be held from Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m. the Rev. C.C. Owen will officiate. Interment Masonic Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-771B : accessed 31 August 2015), Alfred Follett Paddon, 1923; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301900, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

 

Edith Charlotte Nickson (wife of Arthur Follett Paddon)

John Joseph Nickson, Sechelt Community Archives, http://archives.sechelt.ca/html/helendawe/6.7/N/6.7(N)-2.html

John Joseph Nickson, Vancouver City Archives, Port P779, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/john-joseph-nickson.

John Joseph Nickson, Vancouver Waterworks Superintendent 1888-1907, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 453-4; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/description-in-progress-5599.

“Roll of Honour remembers Sechelt soldiers,” Peninsula Times, November 8, 1978, page 1, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/pentimes/date/1978-11-08#1: (Describes Nickson family and refers to selected relatives, including Arthur Follett Paddon and his brother Gerald M. Paddon.)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-15S : accessed 31 August 2015), John Joseph Nickson, 08 Jul 1912; citing Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13099, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,127.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-79Z5 : accessed 31 August 2015), John Joseph Nickson, 1912; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301904, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301904.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP4-2DF : accessed 31 August 2015), Jane Nickson, 10 Jun 1951; citing Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13208, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,700.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-79ZL : accessed 31 August 2015), Jane Nickson, 1951; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262135, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26262135.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBK-W42 : accessed 31 August 2015), Edith Charlotte Paddon, 06 Apr 1974; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13332, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,287.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7WMN : accessed 31 August 2015), Edith Paddon, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368355, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368355.

Edith Charlotte Paddon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1974, page 50; Vancouver Province, April 10, 1974, page 45: “Paddon – On April 6, 1974, Edith Charlotte Paddon, of 777 W. Queens Rd., North Vancouver, aged 86 years. Survived by her son, Rex., North Vancouver; 3 grandchildren; 1 brother, Harold Nickson, Sechelt; 1 sister, Mrs. Rena Sutherland, Vancouver, Rev. F.W. Thurkell conducted the private funeral service on Tuesday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Burrard Funeral Chapel, Lonsdale Ave. at 12th St., North Vancouver. Cremation followed.”

Second Lieutenant John Reginald Nickson, Died: January 2, 1918, http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=19974

 

Edith Frances Jane Paddon (“Pat”) (daughter of Arthur Follett Paddon)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKP-6X1 : accessed 30 August 2015), Edith Frances Jane Paddon, 11 Nov 1940; citing , British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13169, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,629.

The Vancouver Sun – Nov 12, 1940, page 14, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-jNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=947%2C1896558: “Edith Frances (Pat) Paddon, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 12, 1940, page 14: “Paddon—Died at Tranquille, B.C., Nov. 11, 1940, Edith Frances (Pat), only daughter of the late Follett Paddon and Mrs. Paddon, aged 27 years. Resided at 302 East 5th St., North Vancouver. Survived by her mother and one brother, Rex. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Center & Hanna, directors.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7WMJ : accessed 31 August 2015), Edith F. Paddon, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301901, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301901.

 

Rex Paddon (son of Arthur Follett Paddon)

“Was Your Waiver Signed? If Not, Call at Council,” Ubyssey, March 18, 1938, page 1: “More than 100 students, in filling out auction money waivers for the publicity campaign, neglected to sign the waivers properly. Students listed below are asked to call at the Students’ Council office as soon as possible, in order to fill in their waivers. All waivers must be signed—not printed, as many were: . . .John Reginald Paddon. . . .”

War Service Records (Bank of Commerce WW2), http://www.albertagenealogy-research.ca/Admin/Bank%20Staff%20War%20Service%20Records.pdf: War Service Records as Recorded by the Bank of Commerce or Bank of Montreal giving brief description of their Service or Copies of Correspondence: War Service Records (Bank of Commerce WW2) Paddon, John Reginald.

Holders of the certificate in sanitary inspection (canada) C.S.I.(C.), Canadian Journal of Public Health / Revue Canadienne de Sante’e Publique, Vol. 35, No. 7 (JULY, 1944), pp. 293-296, Paddon, John Reginald, Vancouver, B.C., 1941.

Society, Coast News, Coast News (Gibsons); June 10, 1954, page 7; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/coastnews/date/1954-06-10#7!paddon: “Mr. and Mrs. Rex Paddon are visiting the Nicksons at Rexwood, with Mrs. Edith Paddon and Gail Sutherland. Gail is keeping up the family tradition in horsemanship, taking many prizes in riding competitions in Vancouver.”

Coast News (Gibsons), September 09, 1954, page 7; http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/coastnews/date/1954-09-09#7!paddon: “The Nickson family at Rexwood have had as house guests recently Mr. and Mrs. Rex Paddon and twin sons, and Mrs. Edith Paddon, of North Vancouver, Dr. and Mrs. D. Coleman and children from Courtenay, and Dr. and Mrs. M. Stevenson and children of Capilano Highlands.”

 

Selected Paddon Relatives

In re: Jane Haig, deceased, [Newfoundland] NL Genweb; [1922];http://nl.canadagenweb.org/ct_wills_janehaig.htm: “I appoint John Arthur Paddon of the Town of Regina aforesaid, Manager of the Bank of Montreal, sole executor of this my Will.” [Probate granted to John A. Paddon June 8/22].

The Daily News, Necrology, January 21, 1923; http://ngb.chebucto.org/Newspaper-Obits/news-1923-end-of-year.shtml: “Arthur Follett Paddon, at Toronto.”

John Arthur Paddon, A Collection of Newfoundland Wills,http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/paddon-john-arthur-14-290.shtml; clause 4: “To divide the balance, if any, in two equal shares, one of such shares to be paid to my said son Gerald Montague Paddon, if living, and the other share to be held upon trust for the benefit of my two grandchildren, the children of my deceased son Arthur Follett Paddon late of Vancouver, British Columbia. . . .”

Early Vancouver, Volume Three, By: Major J.S. Matthews, V.D., 2011 Edition (Originally Published 1935);https://archive.org/stream/EarlyVancouverVolume3/MatthewsEarlyVancouverVol3_FullVersionPDF-A_djvu.txt;https://archive.org/stream/EarlyVancouverVolume3/MatthewsEarlyVancouverVol3_FullVersionPDF-A#page/n262/mode/1up/search/paddon; “Children of the late John Joseph Nickson and Mrs. Nickson of Sechelt, B.C., . . . Edith Hilda Charlotte, born Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Widow of late Arthur Follett Paddon; has two children — Edith Frances Jane, John Reginald.”

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