Penwill, Charles Tooley (1845-1916)

Charles Tooley Penwill was a carpenter, hardware merchant, and builder, who lived at 2061 Beach Avenue in 1904.

He was born on August 31, 1845 in Wolston (or Totnes), Devon, England [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totnes] . His father was Charles Penwill; his mother was Mary Tooley.

In early 1869, Charles married Mary Jane Sellick in Newton Abbott, Devon, England. She was born in Bovey Tracy, Devon [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovey_Tracey], on January 13, 1844.

By 1871, Charles and Mary Jane were living at 619 Fulton Street in Chicago, Illinois, around the time of the Chicago’s great fire. Their first child, Elizabeth May Penwill, was born in Chicago on July 15, 1872. Their second child, Walter Frank Penwill, was born in Chicago on September 27, 1876.

In 1878, the family moved to Victoria, British Columbia, going through San Francisco, and travelling to Victoria on the steamer Dakota. They arrived in Esquimalt, near Victoria, in February 1878. He started a building contracting business and built many houses and other buildings. Penwill Street in Victoria (now generally called Penwell Street) was named after him.

By 1880, the family was living at the corner of Blanchard Street and Chatham Street in Victoria, British Columbia. Charles was a carpenter.

In 1885, Charles and Mary had a third child, who was stillborn.

In 1888, Charles was a councillor for the City of Victoria.

Eventually, he gave up the contracting business and operated a hardware business on Johnson Street in Victoria. By 1898, Charles was the secretary-treasurer and manager of Walter Stanhope Fraser’s hardware company in Victoria.

In 1904 and 1905, Charles was in Vancouver. In 1904, he was living at 2061 Beach Avenue, where he was described as a merchant. From 1905 to 1906, he was at 1385 West Seventh Ave.; he was the president and managing director of the B.C. Box and Lumber Company at 1812 Granville Street.

He was a member of the A.O.U.W. [Ancient Order of United Workmen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_United_Workmen], which was a fraternal, charitable and benevolent society.

By 1908, Charles was back in Victoria as a builder and contractor. He was still living in Victoria when he died on May 28, 1916. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Mary Jane lived in Victoria until she died on April 19, 1926. She was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Charles and Mary Jane had two surviving children.

Elizabeth May Penwill

Elizabeth May Penwill was born on July 15, 1872, in Chicago, Illinois. She was a teacher. She did not marry. She died in Victoria on December 12, 1936. She was buried in Royal Oak Burial Park.

Walter Frank Penwill

Walter Frank Penwill was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1876.

For a time he was in the grocery business with George William Weeks (1862-1948) at 548 Hastings Street (near Seymour Street) in Vancouver. Later he became a real estate and financial broker.

On December 17, 1901, in Vancouver, he married Alice Cecilia Harvie. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, on September 1, 1883. Her father was Thomas Harvie (1863-1927); her mother was Alice Cecilia Jamison (1863-1931).

Walter died in Vancouver on July 2, 1926. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Alice died in Vancouver on June 18, 1951. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Walter and Alice had a son named Frank Harvie Penwill. He was born in Vancouver on March 21, 1903. He became a well-known dentist. On September 11, 1937, in Vancouver, he married Betty Norah Green. She was born in the Rural Municipality of Wallace, Manitoba on April 4, 1913. She was the daughter of Frances H. Caulfield Green and Audrey Catherine Lockhard.

Frank Harvie Penwill died in Vancouver on November 6, 1960.

Frank and Betty had two daughters: Sally Elizabeth Penwill and Patricia (Patty) Penwill. Sally married James Roland Duncan in Vancouver on September 16, 1961.

After Frank’s death, Betty married Ernest Charles Hammond (1903-1976).

Sources

Charles Tooley Penwill

FreeBMD Births: Charles Penwill, September 1845, Totnes, Volume 9, Page 483, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=9504961&d=bmd_1375741217

FreeBMD Marriages: Charles Penwill and Mary Jane Sellick, March 1869, Newton Abbott, Volume 5, page 213, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=44775158&d=bmd_1375741217; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=44775239&d=bmd_1375741217; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=44775158&d=bmd_1375741217;

Chicago Census Report and Statistical Review, 1871, page 869, http://chicagoancestors.org/downloads/1871p.pdf, [Penwill, Charles, carpenter, r. 619 Fulton, w. 14 m 1 male; 1 female, total 2; born England]

Chicago directory, 1875, http://chicagoancestors.org/downloads/1875p.pdf, page 790 [Penwell Charles S. [sic] carp. r. 623 Fulton.]

Voters’ List: Victoria City, 1880: http://archive.org/stream/listofpersonsent1880vict#page/13/mode/1up: page 13, no. 811: Penwill, Charles T., Corner Blanchard and Chatham, Carpenter.

Voters’ List: Victoria City, 1881: http://archive.org/stream/listofvotersinse1881vict#page/80/mode/1up: Page 80, no. 781: Penwill, Charles T., Corner Blanchard and Chatham, Carpenter.

Voters’ List: Victoria District, 1881: http://archive.org/stream/listofvotersinse1882vict#page/75/mode/1up: page 76, no 186: Penwill, Charles Tooley, Sough Saanich, Carpenter.

Liquor Traffic Petition, from the Sessional Papers of the British Columbia Government, 1887, Petitioners P to R, http://bc.canadagenweb.org/liqtrafp.htm:  Penwill, C.T., Victoria City; Penwill, C.T., New Westminster City; Penwill, Mrs C.T., New Westminster City.

Victoria City Councillors: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/departments/legislative-services/archives/faqs/councillors-date.html: Councillors (By Date). . .Penwill, Charles T. 1888.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKQ-6F1 : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Charles Penwill, Victoria City Yates Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Pa to Pe, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votep.htm: Penwill, Charles Tooley, Andrew St, Victoria W., Carpenter, VicC; Penwill, Walter Frank, Andrew St, Victoria W., Hardware merchant, VicC.

Charles T. Penwill, 1901 Canada Census, British Columbia, Victoria, Victoria City, D-20, page 12, family 125: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=61435&highlight=44’ http://bc.canadagenweb.org/1901vic_cen/div20/d20p10.htm, Div. 20, Pages 10 to 12.

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Charles Tooley Penwill, death notice, Victoria Times, May 29, 1916, page 11.

“Came to Victoria Nearly 40 Years Ago: Mr. Charles T. Penwill, Formerly a Prominent Contractor and Alderman, Dies at Age of 71 Years,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 30, 1916, page 7. [includes photograph.]

Charles Tooley Penwill, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, May 30, 1916, page 7.

“Funeral of Pioneer: Many People Attend Last Rites for Late Mr. C.T. Penwill – Was Many Years in Victoria,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 31, 1916, page 7.

Mary Jane Sellick

Free BMD births, Mary Jane Sellick, March Quarter 1844, Newton Abbot, Devon, Volume 10, page 147; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=7602976&d=bmd_1375741217.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL24-L2J : accessed 10 Aug 2013), C T Penwill in entry for Mary Jane Penwill, 1926.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1926-09-363238, Mary Jane Penwill.

“Widow of Pioneer Merchant Dies,” Victoria Times, April 19, 1926, page 9, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28096-4243-41?cc=2001136&wc=MMPW-269:n617079284

Mary Jane Penwill, obituary, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 20, 1926, page 5.

Mary Jane Penwill, obituary, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 22, 1926, page 5.

Elizabeth May Penwill

“Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7S4-48X : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Charles Penwell in entry for Penwell, 15 Jul 1872.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLP-KJY : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Charles Tooley Penwill in entry for Elizabeth May Penwill, 1936.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1936-09-521296, Elizabeth May Penwill.

Elizabeth May Penwill, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, Decembr 13, 1936, page 24; December 15, 1936, page 16.

Walter Frank Penwill

“Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7Q1-7BG : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Charles Penwell in entry for Penwell, 27 Sep 1876.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLG8-FN5 : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Alice Harvie, 01 Sep 1883.

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“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-7KQ : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Alice Harvie in entry for Ruth Galloway, 1901.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-4Q2 : accessed 11 Aug 2013), Walter Frank Penwill and Alice Cecilia Harvie, 1901.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1901-09-047613, Walter Frank Penwill and Alice Cecilia Harvie, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4d4c0357-8cf5-4b09-b3cf-84cd24d559a4

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“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2H-CJX : accessed 10 Aug 2013), C T Penwill in entry for Walter Frank Penwill, 1926.

“W.F. Penwill Died Suddenly Friday: Well-known Real Estate Man Was Taken Ill at Office,” Vancouver Province, July 3, 1926, page 20. [includes photograph above main story.]

“W.F. Penwill Laid At Rest in Ocean View Burial Park,” Vancouver Province, July 5, 1926, page 4

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2C-X4F : accessed 11 Aug 2013), Thomas Maxwell Harvie, 1927.

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Alice Cecilia Penwill, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 20, 1951, page 27; Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1951, page 33.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1903-09-465874, Frank Harvie Penwill, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=8582a291-2b5d-4e45-a61f-6cea7edacce8

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMPY-VMM : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Betty Norah Green in entry for Frances Caulfield Green, 1916.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1937-09-451126, Frank Harvie Penwill and Betty Norah Green, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=264a5532-fb64-491b-aa65-a622203d3ee5

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Frank Harvie Penwill, death notice, Vancouver Sun – Nov 7, 1960, page 27.

Sally Elizabeth Penwill, christening notice, Calgary Herald – Sep 26, 1939, page 13, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QR9kAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PnsNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1671,2641231&dq=penwill+vancouver+%7C+victoria&hl=en

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBT-2JQ : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Betty Norah Green in entry for Ernest Charles Hammond, 1976.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1976-09-019048, Ernest Charles Hammond, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b6f3ad8f-37b3-4cc5-8fe0-44c0a515f18b

Unnamed Penwill

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGL-M2Z : accessed 10 Aug 2013), Charles Tooley Penwill in entry for Penwill, 1885.

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