Parrott, William Alfred (1879-1942)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 682

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 682

William Alfred Parrott was a shipper with the wholesale dry goods firm of William J. McMaster and Sons Limited. He lived at 1856 Barclay Street in 1907.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 139 (West Cordova Street)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 139 (West Cordova Street)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 605

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 605

 

William Alfred Parrott was born in London, England, on August 30, 1879. His father was Robert Burd Parrott. His mother was Annie Ayling Taylor.

William served with the British forces during the Boer War in South Africa.

He arrived in Canada about 1902.

On August 2, 1905, in Vancouver, William married Mabel Irene Hewitt. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, on September 21, 1880. Her father was Edward Hewitt (1852-1929). Her mother was Margaret Jane Fulton (1858-1921).

William was a commercial traveler or commission agent throughout his time in Vancouver.

William and Mabel lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1904 514 Homer Street (“The Victoria”)
1906 1100 Burnaby Street
1907 1856 Barclay Street
1908 North Vancouver
1910 no home address under Vancouver names.
1911 to 1913 number 32, 1306 Bidwell Street
1914 number 404, 1154 Gilford Street
1915 number 209, 1154 Gilford Street
1916 number 608, 1154 Gilford Street

In late 1916, William became a supernumerary provisional lieutenant in the 72nd Regiment (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada).

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 22, 1917, page 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y63uvic#page/n4/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 22, 1917, page 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y63uvic#page/n4/mode/1up.

By 1921 William was living at 1134 Dallas Road in Victoria, British Columbia. He was a commercial traveller (commission agent) for Dr. Jaeger.

Henderson’s Victoria Directory, 1921, page 473

Henderson’s Victoria Directory, 1921, page 473

William and Mabel continued to live in the Victoria area through the 1920s and 1930s. William continued his work as a commission agent.

William died in Oak Bay, British Columbia, on November 24, 1942.

Mabel died in Colwood, British Columbia, on July 17, 1963.

William and Mabel had a son.

George Conway Parrott

Conway Parrott, “Birth of a University for Victoria,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 1961, page 25; reproduced in A Multitude of the Wise: UVic Remembered, by Peter L. Smith; Alumni Association of the University of Victoria, 1993; page 113; https://archive.org/stream/multitudeofwiseu00smit#page/113/mode/1up/search/parrott

Conway Parrott, “Birth of a University for Victoria,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 1961, page 25; reproduced in A Multitude of the Wise: UVic Remembered, by Peter L. Smith; Alumni Association of the University of Victoria, 1993; page 113; https://archive.org/stream/multitudeofwiseu00smit#page/113/mode/1up/search/parrott

George Conway Parrott (sometimes called “Conway”) was born in Vancouver on September 23, 1906.

On September 6, 1934, in Victoria, George married Kathleen Margaret Brown, who was a school teacher. She was born in Strathmore, Alberta, on March 20, 1910. Her father was William Ellis Brown (sometimes called “Ellis Brown”) (1875-1935). Her mother was Alice Caroline Kerr (1884-1981).

George was active in the areas of transportation and tourism. He was also one of the promoters of the University of Victoria.

George died in Victoria on October 5, 1982.

Kathleen died in Victoria on July 22, 1992.

George and Kathleen adopted a girl named Ann Lesly (also known as Diana Lynn Preston). She was born in Victoria on May 3, 1947. Ann died in Victoria on April 3, 1949, after she fell while playing in her yard.

 

A Note on William Ellis Brown

Kathleen Brown’s father was William Ellis Brown. He was born in Leicester, England. He moved to Canada and settled in Strathmore, Alberta about 1906. He married Alice Caroline Kerr.

William Brown operated a hardware store in Strathmore, first with a Mr. Davis, and after June 1910 under his own name: “W.E. Brown.”

Brown & Davis Hardware Store, Strathmore, Alberta; https://www.stanleygibbons.com/prd/postcards-canada-alberta-other-rp-brown-davis-hardware-store-strathmore-alberta-00/102117281 [This building later held T.H. Eves’s harness and shoe repair shop (see below). W.E. Brown also built the larger building next door.]

Brown & Davis Hardware Store, Strathmore, Alberta; https://www.stanleygibbons.com/prd/postcards-canada-alberta-other-rp-brown-davis-hardware-store-strathmore-alberta-00/102117281 [This building later held T.H. Eves’s harness and shoe repair shop (see below). W.E. Brown also built the larger building next door.]

T. H. Eves’ harness and shoe repair shop, Strathmore, Alberta [W. E. Brown furniture store next door]; Glenbow Museum Archives, File number: NA-2763-2.

T. H. Eves’ harness and shoe repair shop, Strathmore, Alberta [W. E. Brown furniture store next door]; Glenbow Museum Archives, File number: NA-2763-2.

William was a member of Strathmore’s first town council. He was also active in the Masons.

In 1920, the Brown family moved to Victoria. William became the managing director of Hoyle-Brown Limited, a firm of wholesale dealers in tobacco and confectionery.

In 1931, William became the president of the Kiwanis Club in Victoria.

In February 1935, William went to a meeting of the Tobacco Jobbers’ Association in Montreal, Quebec, and a Y.M.C. A. conference in Toronto, Ontario. On his way back to British Columbia, he stopped in Edmonton, Alberta, to visit his daughter, Patricia, who had recently married Dr. Allan Joseph Lobsinger (1900-1979).

The Gateway (University of Alberta), January 15, 1935, page 3; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/GAT/1935/01/15/3/Ar00315.html

The Gateway (University of Alberta), January 15, 1935, page 3; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/GAT/1935/01/15/3/Ar00315.html

While he was in Edmonton, William became ill. He died in Edmonton on February 27, 1935.

William’s wife, Alice Caroline Brown, died in Victoria on August 10, 1981. She was 96 years old.

 

Sources

Robert Burd Parrott (father of William Alfred Parrott)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJQB-K9L : 10 December 2014), William Parrott and Grace Burd, 22 Sep 1843; citing Kennington, Surrey, England, reference p 25 no 49; FHL microfilm 375,294. (parents of Robert Burd Parrott)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26GN-V42 : 1 October 2014), Robert Burd Parrott, 1850; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGJM-HJW : 24 July 2016), Robt Burd Parrott in household of William Parrott, Wolborough, Devon, England; citing Wolborough, Devon, England, p. 51, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7YW-RDY : 14 January 2016), Robert Parrott in household of Grace Parrott, Charles, Devonshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRJM-VM6 : 24 July 2015), Robert B Parrott in entry for Edwin A Tipler, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPX-MHB : 13 December 2014), Robert Burd Parrott, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1876, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 1067, Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6B-Z9N9 : 6 October 2015), Robert B Parrott, St Paul Deptford, London,Kent, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 715/100, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,382.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9C-9TF4 : 18 May 2015), Robert Burd Parrott, 1890.

 

Annie Ayling Taylor (mother of William Alfred Parrott)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:265F-L64 : 1 October 2014), Ann Ayling Taylor, 1846; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chelsea, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection.)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DP8-Q5L : 22 May 2014), Annie Taylor Ayling, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1876, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 1067, Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6B-Z9NS : 6 October 2015), Annie T Parrott in household of Robert B Parrott, St Paul Deptford, London,Kent, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 715/100, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,382.

 

William Alfred Parrott

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XFT-QB5 : 1 October 2014), William Alfred Parrott, 1879; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Greenwich, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6B-Z9NQ : 6 October 2015), William A Parrott in household of Robert B Parrott, St Paul Deptford, London,Kent, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 715/100, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,382.

Results for Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902; http://search.findmypast.com/results/world-records/anglo-boer-war-records-1899-1902?firstname=william&firstname_variants=true&lastname=parrott: W A Parrott; service number: 28203; Rank: Private; regiment: 83 (Sharpshooters) Company 21 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. (possible connection)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-6Q2 : 21 January 2016), William Alfred Parrott and Mabel Irene Hewitt, 02 Aug 1905; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

W.A. Parrott and Mabel Irene Hewitt, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, August 3, 1905, page 12:

“At Christ Church at noon yesterday Rev. C.C. Owen officiated at the marriage of Mr. W.A. Parrott to Miss Mabel Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Hewitt of this city.

The groom is connected with the firm of McMaster & Company, wholesale merchants of Vancouver. He was formerly a resident of London, England, and is a veteran of the Boer War.

Miss Ada Hewitt, sister of the bride, and Miss Knox were bridesmaids, while the groom was supported by Mr. Robinson of the Ames, Holden Company.

Bride and groom left by the Steamer Princess Victoria at 1 p.m. for Victoria and Shawnigan Lake. They will also tour the Sound before returning to Vancouver to take up their residence at their home at the corner of Burnaby and Thurlow streets.”

W.A. Parrott and Mabel Irene Hewitt, marriage notice, Vancouver World, August 3, 1905, page 5: “Mr. W.A. Parrott, formerly of London, Eng., and now a member of the firm of Messrs. W.J. McMaster and Sons, and Miss Mabel Irene Hewitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hewitt, were married by the Rev. C.C. Owen in Christ church at 11:30 Wednesday morning. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a number of friends of the contracting parties. Mr. Robinson supported the groom, and Miss Ada Hewitt, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple were driven down to the Princess Victoria, en route to Victoria. After their honeymoon tour they will take up their residence at the corner of Burnaby and Melville [sic] streets.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5TS : 2 March 2015), William Jarrett [sic], 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=63759&highlight=9&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Jarrott; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940137.pdf [indexed as “William Carroll”]

1921 Canada Census, William Parrott; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Victoria (City), British Columbia; Page Number: 2; 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:FLGY-92K : 30 September 2015), William Alfred Parrott, 1942.

William Alfred Parrott, obituary, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 25, 1942, page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist1142uvic_18#page/n2/mode/1up/search/parrott: “Parrott—William Alfred Parrott, sixty-three, died yesterday morning at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was born in London, England, and had lived here twenty-five years. He had been a commercial traveler for forty years. He is survived by his widow at the family residence, 2395 Oak Bay Avenue, and one son, George C. Parrott, Victoria. Strictly private funeral services will be held in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel on Thursday. Dean S.H. Elliott will officiate. Cremation will take place at Royal Oak. It is requested no flowers be sent.”

William Alfred Parrott, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 25, 1942, page 12; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist1142uvic_18#page/n11/mode/1up: Parrott—At Royal Jubilee Hospital on November 24, 1942, William Alfred Parrott of 2395 Oak Bay Avenue, aged sixty-three years, born in London, England, and a resident of Victoria for twenty-five years. He is survived by his widow, Mabel Irene Parrott, at home, and one son, George C. Parrott, Victoria. Strictly private funeral in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel on Thursday. Cremation at Royal Oak. (No flowers, by request.)”

 

Edward Hewitt (father of Mabel Irene Hewett)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFS-67J : 18 November 2014), Edward Hewitt, St-Thomas Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 73; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGF-1D6 : 13 November 2014), Edw Hewitt, St Thomas Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148175; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148175-00203.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TSS : 13 November 2014), Edwin Hewitt, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59809&highlight=50&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Edwin+Hewitt; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010252.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-T1J : 2 March 2015), Edward Hewitt, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Edward Hewitt, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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:FLKK-LZ9 : 30 September 2015), Edward Hewitt, 1929.

 

Margaret Jane Fulton (mother of Mabel Irene Hewett)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFS-67V : 18 November 2014), Magie Hewitt in household of Edward Hewitt, St-Thomas Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 73; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGF-1DX : 13 November 2014), Margrett Hewitt, St Thomas Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148175; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148175-00203.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TS3 : 13 November 2014), Margaret Hewitt in household of Edwin Hewitt, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59810&highlight=1&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Margaret+Hewitt; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010253.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-T1V : 2 March 2015), Margaret Hewitt in entry for Edward Hewitt, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Margaret Hewitt in household of Edward Hewitt, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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:FLG9-1V8 : 30 September 2015), Margaret Jane Hewitt, 1921.

Margaret J. Fulton [née], death notice, Vancouver Daily World, June 30, 1921, page 18: “Passed away peacefully, June 29th, Holly Lodge, 1210 Jervis street, Margaret J. Fulton, beloved wife of Edward Hewitt and mother of E. F. Hewitt, M. Hewitt, Mrs. W. A. Parrott, Victoria, and Mrs. W. Twiddy, of this city. Funeral Saturday . . . from Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 531 Homer street. Toronto papers please copy.”

 

Mabel Irene Hewett (wife of William Alfred Parrott)

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLTJ-KRX : 5 December 2014), Mabel Irene Hewitt, 21 Sep 1880; citing Toronto, York, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,402.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F227-ZJD : 27 November 2014), Mabel Irene Hewitt, 21 Sep 1880; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 21 Sep 1880, reference cn 41225; FHL microfilm 1,845,402.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMCK-J7J : 15 January 2016), Mabel Irene Hewitt, 21 Sep 1880; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,402.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFS-67L : 18 November 2014), Mabel J. Hewitt in household of Edward Hewitt, St-Thomas Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 73; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGF-1DJ : 13 November 2014), Mabel Hewitt, St Thomas Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148175; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148175-00203.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TS7 : 13 November 2014), Matle Hewitt in household of Edwin Hewitt, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59810&highlight=3&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Mable+Hewitt; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010253.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5T3 : 2 March 2015), Mabel Jarrett in entry for William Jarrett, 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=63759&highlight=10&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Isabel+Jarrott; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940137.pdf [indexed as Mabel Passett]

1921 Canada Census, Mable Parrott in household of William Parrott; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Victoria (City), British Columbia; Page Number: 2; 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-GYD : 30 September 2015), Mabel Irene Parrott, 1963.

Mabel Irene Parrott, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 18, 1963, page 28; Victoria Daily Colonist, July 19, 1963, page 2): “Parrott—July 17, 1963, at Victoria, Mabel Irene Parrott, widow of William Alfred Parrott, of Glenshiel Hotel, 606 Douglas Street, born in Toronto, Ontario, a resident of this city since 1920. Survived by one son, Conway Parrott, 813 Island road, Victoria. Private funeral service, Hayward’s Chapel, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Cremation. Supervised parking adjoining Chapel. No flowers by request.”

 

George Conway Parrott (son of William Alfred Parrott)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5TQ : 2 March 2015), Conway Jarett, 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=63759&highlight=11&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Conway+Jarrott; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940137.pdf

1921 Canada Census, Conway Parrott in household of William Parrott; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Victoria (City), British Columbia; Page Number: 2; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1934-09-420691; George Conway Parrott and Kathleen Margaret Brown; date of marriage: September 6, 1934; place of marriage: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/MRG/MRG_1934420691.jpg.

Graduate Chronicle, 1935, University of British Columbia, page 38; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/alumchron/items/1.0224311#p37z-2r0f:parrott: Marriages: “Conway Parrott of Victoria to Kathleen Brown, Arts ’30.”

“Disaster Committee Studies an Imaginary ’Quake,” Victoria Daily Colonist, October 12, 1950, page 8; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist1050uvic_8#page/n7/mode/1up/search/conway+parrott: “Conway Parrott, manager of Vancouver Island Coach Lines, said more than 1,100 vehicles were available for emergency service.”

Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970; By Michael Dawson, Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 2004, page 157; https://books.google.ca/books?id=NHEBDCiTBr0C&pg=PA157&lpg=PA157&dq=%22conway+parrott%22+victoria&source=bl&ots=kSACzSexSm&sig=1_QqtBzHE-z7xbW16uSRLJ8ABYo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii2IC-0r_OAhUI5mMKHQV6AlwQ6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&q=%22conway%20parrott%22%20victoria&f=false: “By 1954, for example, Conway Parrott, head of the chamber’s Tourist Trade Group and a leading proponent of developing Victoria as a ‘Convention City,’ expressed his concerns to the chamber’s board of directors about the forthcoming establishment of a pulp mill in the Victoria area.”

An Act to Incorporate British Columbia Motorist Insurance Company, Statutes of British Columbia, 1964, chapter 63, section 2: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/consol18/consol18/00_64063_01: “Halford David Wilson, president, of the City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia; Earl Gordon Adams, vice-president, of the City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia; George Conway Parrott, vice-president, of the City of Victoria, Province of British Columbia, being officers and directors of the British Columbia Automobile Association, and the British Columbia Automobile Association, a society incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of British Columbia, having its registered office at 845 Burrard Street, in the City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, together with such other persons as shall hereafter become shareholders therein, are constituted a body politic and corporate under the name of ‘British Columbia Motorist Insurance Company’ (hereinafter called the ‘Company’).”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1X-2SR : 30 September 2015), George Conway Parrott, 1982.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5X-TXC : 30 September 2015), Ann Lesly Or Diana Lynn Parrott Or Preston, 1949.

 

William Ellis Brown (father of Kathleen Margaret Brown)

Strathmore Standard, January 14, 1943, page 1, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1943/01/14/1/Ar00105.html: “[In 1907] Mr. W.E. Brown built a Hardware store on Main Street, this later becoming the Refrigeration Plant.”)

“Lodge falls for newer, upgraded building,” Strathmore Standard, September 20, 2007, http://www.strathmorestandard.com/2007/09/20/lodge-falls-for-newer-upgraded-building: “On May 10, 1910 the first meeting of the Freemasons took place in the upper room of a hardware store and included members A.L Clemmens, A.W. Girvin, W.E Brown, J. MacKenzie, J.P. Smith, J.A. Kearney, J. W. Waddy, J. B. Sim and T. Crawford.”

“Brown & Davis, hardware and furniture merchants, Strathmore. Next door to post office”; Strathmore Standard, December 4, 1909, page 1; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1909/12/04/1/.

“Mr. W.E. Brown,” Strathmore Standard, December 31, 1910, page 11; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1910/12/31/11/Ar01103.html: “Mr. W.E. Brown has the honor of being the first man to open up a hardware store in town, and the second storekeeper in town. Since then he has built a new store, which with the previous one, gives him a very large amount of floor space and a handsome building. He has also been prominently connected with civic affairs in Strathmore.”

“Rapid Growth of a Western Retail Store,” Strathmore Standard, May 27, 1911, page 5, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1911/05/27/5/Ar00503.html. (W.E. Brown’s hardware store in Strathmore, Alberta).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-CHF3 : 2 March 2015), W E Brown, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,651.

Henderson’s Alberta gazetteer and directory. Winnipeg: Henderson Directories, 1911, page 858; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/3591.1/904.html: “Brown W E hardware & furn”

Strathmore Lodge #53, Register of Grand Lodge of Alberta, http://strathmore53.com/strathmore-notices/Back%202015.doc.pdf: Past Masters . . .: 1914 W Bro. WE Brown.

Henderson’s Alberta gazetteer and directory. (Strathmore); Henderson Directories, 1914, page 987; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/3591.2/860.html: “Brown W E Hardware & furniture”.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-HBL : 5 November 2014), William Ellis Brown, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 6, line 40; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,963; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21948/pdf/31228_4363977-00337.pdf.

“W.E. Brown Sells Out Business,” Strathmore Standard, October 27, 1920, page 1, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1920/10/27/1/Ar00111.html.

“Unreserved Auction Sale; Household Furniture, Instructed by W.E. Brown . . .”Strathmore Standard, November 3, 1920, page 6, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1920/11/03/6/Ad00602_2.html

“Masonic Farewell to W.E. Brown,” Strathmore Standard, November 24, 1920, page 1; http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/newspapr/np_page2.asp?code=n8dp0416.jpg

“Presentation to W.E. Brown,” Strathmore Standard, November 24, 1920, page 7, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1920/11/24/7/Ar00704.html.

“Choice Christmas Gifts,” [advertisement by Barbor & Craddock, successors to W.E. Brown] Strathmore Standard, December 22, 1920, page 7; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SMS/1920/12/22/7/Ad00702_1.html.

“Local Kiwanians Elect Officials; W. Ellis Brown to Direct Activities of Service Club During Next Twelve Months,” Victoria Daily Colonist, November 12, 1931, page 9; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist1131uvic_7#page/n8/mode/1up.

 

Alice Caroline Kerr (mother of Kathleen Margaret Brown)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-CHFQ : 2 March 2015), Elise C Brown in entry for W E Brown, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,651.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-HBG : 5 November 2014), Alice Brown in household of William Ellis Brown, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 6, line 41; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,963; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21948/pdf/31228_4363977-00337.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1P-5SQ : 30 September 2015), Alice Caroline Brown, 1981.

 

Kathleen Margaret Brown (wife of George Conway Parrott)

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-HB5 : 5 November 2014), Kathleen Margaret Brown in household of William Ellis Brown, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 6, line 43; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,963; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21948/pdf/31228_4363977-00337.pdf

“Engagement is Announced,” Victoria Daily Colonist, August 12, 1934, page 7 [includes photograph of Miss Kathleen M. Brown]; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0834uvic_9#page/n6/mode/1up: “Mr. and Mrs. W. Ellis Brown, Prospect Place, Oak Bay, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Kathleen Margaret, to Mr. George Conway Parrott, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Parrott, Newport Avenue. The wedding will take place early in September.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-VD6V : 5 October 2015), Kathleen Margaret Parrott, 1992.

 

Ann Lesly Parrott (daughter of George Conway Parrott)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5X-TXZ : 30 September 2015), George Conway Parrott in entry for Ann Lesly Or Diana Lynn Parrott Or Preston, 1949.

“Tiny Girl Hurt in Fall, Dies,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 14, 1949, page 9; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0449uvic_10#page/n40/mode/1up.

Ann Lesly Parrott, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 14, 1949, page 19; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0449uvic_10#page/n50/mode/1up: “Parrott—Ann Lesly Parrott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Parrott, 1535 Prospect Place. Private funeral from Hayward’s B.c. Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 16. Interment in Royal Oak Burial Park.”

 

Patricia Mary Brown (sister of Kathleen Margaret Brown)

“Lobsinger-Brown,” The Gateway (University of Alberta), January 15, 1935, page 3; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/GAT/1935/01/15/3/Ar00315.html.

Trader’s Bend, Volume 1 No. 4 – August 1988; http://www.tradersbend.com/Index.html: “Dr. Allan Joseph Lobsinger, who managed to work his way off the farm and through medical school… a field few if any Lobsingers had attempted prior to him. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, he moved to Edmonton, married, and set up shop. Dr. Allan Lobsinger was the father of three: Allan William is a salesman in British Columbia. Daughter Judith is married to Leo Dooling and lives in Vancouver, B.C.”

Allan Joseph Lobsinger, 1900 – 1979; https://www.myheritage.com/names/allan_lobsinger: “Allan Joseph Lobsinger was born on . . . 1900, to Ignatius Franz (Frank) (Francisci) Lobsinger and Mary Lobsinger (born Fehner). . . . Allan married first name Lobsinger (born Brown) on . . . 1934, at age 34. They had 3 children. They divorced.”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM6D-ZRX : 15 January 2016), Allan Joseph Lobsinger, 15 Mar 1900; citing Birth, Walkerton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,057,341.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJX-Z3Q : 13 November 2014), Allan Lobsinger in household of Frank Lobsinger, 19D, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-XFCT : 19 March 2015), Alan Lobsinger in entry for Hank Lobsinger, 1911; citing Census, Regina Sub-Districts 72-91, Saskatchewan, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,580.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMP1-92V : 5 November 2014), Allan Lobsinger in household of Frank Lobsinger, Saskatchewan, Canada; citing p. 25, line 14; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,958.

Social and Personal, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 13, 1943, page 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0743uvic_8#page/n5/mode/1up: “Mrs. Allan Lobsinger, wife of Dr. Lobsinger, Edmonton, has arrived in Victoria for her annual Summer visit, accompanied by her three children, Allan, Judy and John. They have taken up residence in the home of Major and Mrs. H. L. Robinson, 1260 Transit Road.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1H-7KZ : 30 September 2015), Allan Joseph Lobsinger, 1979.

 

William J McMaster and Sons )(employer of William Alfred Parrott)

1100 block Homer Street, https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/1100-block-homer-street/ (describes history of William J McMaster and Sons).

McMaster family of Toronto; http://boards.ancestry.ca/surnames.mcmaster/360/mb.ashx: “Elizabeth Georgina Carson [10 October 1838 – 4 July 1903] married William J McMaster [18 July 1835 – 12 September 1905] living in Toronto in 1880; living at Bleaker [sic: Bleecker] Street, Toronto in 1905.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-G6TF : 13 December 2015), William John McMaster, 1905; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 78531326, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78531326.

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