Pace, Herbert

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1088 [edited image]

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1088 [edited image]

Herbert Pace worked as an agent. He lived at 1893 Beach Avenue in 1912. There is little other information available for him.

Herbert Denman Pace

There was a Herbert D. Pace who worked as a clerk and bartender at a series of hotels in Vancouver. It is not clear that this is the same person as the Herbert Pace who lived at 1893 Beach Avenue.

On January 11, 1911, in Vancouver, Herbert Denman Pace married Cornelia Olive Adair. Herbert was born in Wynburg, South Africa about 1882. His father was William John Pace. His mother was Judith Elizabeth Denman.

As in Herbert’s case, the available information for Cornelia is scanty and inconsistent.

According to the marriage registration, Cornelia was born in St. Louis, Missouri, about 1884. Her parents were Thomas Murphy and Mary Blennarhassett. Cornelia had been married to Mr. Adair, and she was a widow.

Herbert and Cornelia had also gone through a marriage ceremony in Seattle, Washington, just a few days before the ceremony in Vancouver. The Seattle marriage was on July 3, 1911.

Herbert D. Pace lived at 1605 East 13th Avenue from 1913 to 1921. The 1917 directory said that he was “on active service,” although the Canadian Expeditionary Force records do not include anyone named Herbert Pace.

In 1920 Cornelia travelled from Canada to the United States. Her destination was Santa Monica, California.

In the 1921 Canada census, Cornelia was living at 1168 Hastings Street. She was married, although her husband was not listed with her.

In the 1930 United States census, a “Cornulia Pace” was living on West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

Detail from "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVF-NDB : 25 November 2015), Cornulia Pace, 1930.

Detail from “United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVF-NDB : 25 November 2015), Cornulia Pace, 1930.

She was born in Missouri about 1895. Although the census form said that she was married, there was no listing for her husband. A 35-year-old salesman named Jess L. Stulsmith was a lodger in her house. This is probably Jessie Lee Steelsmith (1894-1968), who seems to have no further connection with the Pace family.

(As an aside, the writing in the 1930 census form shows Jess’s last name as “Stulsmith,” rather than “Steelsmith.” Perhaps the spelling of “Cornulia” similarly substitutes a “u” for two “e”s, which would lead to the spelling “Corneelia.”)

In 1937, Cornelia Olive Pace applied to become a naturalized United States citizen. Her birth year was about 1879. (Even though Cornelia was born in the United States, it appears that her marriage to Herbert in 1911 meant that she had the same nationality as Herbert. As a result, she would have lost her United States citizenship, which she could regain through the naturalization process.)

Cornelia died in Los Angeles, California, on October 14, 1950. According to the California death records, she was born in Canada on March 30, 1901, and her father’s name was Blennerhasset.

No further information is available for Herbert or Cornelia.

 

Sources

Herbert Denman Pace

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-LSB : 21 January 2016), Herbert Denman Pace and Cornelia Olive Adair, 18 Jan 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNY-TWT2 : 22 October 2015), Herbert Denman Pace and Cornelia Olive Adair, 1911.

“Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNB-ZTJB : 22 October 2015), Herbert D Pace and Cornelia O Adair, 1911.

 

Cornelia Olive Murphy (wife of Herbert Denman Place)

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2M-VV6 : 4 December 2014), Cornelia O Pace, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,984.

1921 Canada Census, Cornelia Pace; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVF-NDB : 25 November 2015), Cornulia Pace, 1930.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3L-DL7 : 28 November 2014), Cornelia Olive Pace, 1937; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,509,204.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQH-2LL : 28 November 2014), Cornelia Olive Pace, 1937; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,571,081.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP74-C9S : 26 November 2014), Cornelia Olive Pace, 14 Oct 1950; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Jessie L. Steelsmith (lodger with Cornulia [sic] Pace in 1930)

Jessie L Steelsmith, https://www.geni.com/people/Jessie-Steelsmith/5520364015290075816: Jessie L Steelsmith; Birthdate: June 1, 1894; Birthplace: Indiana, United States; Death: Died September 1968 in CA; Immediate Family: Son of Jacob Malancthon Steelsmith and Ida Bell Steelsmith; Brother of Ernest Martin Steelsmith; Thomas Steelsmith; Flossie M Steelsmith; Admiral Dewey Steelsmith; Goldie and 2 others.”

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2C3-3G4 : 29 October 2015), Jessie L Steelsmith in household of Jacob M Steelsmith, Abilene Ward 2, Dickinson, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 32, sheet 10B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,450.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8QD-8GS : 12 December 2014), Jess Lee Steelsmith, 1917-1918; citing Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,452,224.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZ9-HGC : 7 December 2015), Jess L Steelsmith, Murtaugh, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States; citing sheet 5B,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,295.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVF-ND1 : 25 November 2015), Jess L Stulsmith in entry for Cornulia Pace, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CV-PTY : 17 May 2014), J L Steelsmith, Councilmanic District 5, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-334, sheet 61A, family 209, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 403.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4D4-6ZG : 8 April 2016), Jesse Lee Steelsmith, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FG-M7P : 28 November 2014), Jess L Steelsmith and Lucile Holt, 24 Jun 1944; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,051,332.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKT-2LW : 26 November 2014), Jesse L Steelsmith, 15 Sep 1968; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.