Phillips, John W.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1198 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1198 (edited image)

John W. Phillips was a contractor. He lived at 1905 Beach Avenue in 1913 and 1914.

It appears that he lived at 1372 West Pender Street in 1915.

There is little other confirmed information for him.

 

A Possible Connection

A retired contractor named John William Phillips died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on December 15, 1957. He may be the same person as the one who lived at 1905 Beach Avenue.

John William Phillips was born in Liverpool, England, on July 29, 1880. His father was Thomas Phillips. His mother was Catherine Jane Moss.

John was married to Sarah Daniels. She was born in Everton, Liverpool, England, on September 6, 1875. Her father was John Joseph Daniels. Her mother was Sarah Pattinson.

In the early 1900s, John and Sarah were living in Gordon, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

They arrived in Canada about 1910. Several of their children were born in British Columbia.

Sarah died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on November 17, 1957.

John died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on December 16, 1957. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

John and Sarah had the following children.

 

John Gordon Phillips

John Gordon Phillips was born in Gordon, New South Wales, Australia, on April 25, 1905.

On August 10, 1935, in Vancouver, John married Norah Patricia Gilbert. She was born in Vancouver on March 29, 1911. Her father was Andrew McFadyen. Her mother was Jeannie Ross. (Norah had been married before, on August 29, 1931, to Thomas Gilbert. He was a hardwareman who was born in Toronto, Ontario, about 1907. His father was Robert Francis Gilbert. His mother was Annie McCulloch. This marriage ended in divorce on May 7, 1935.)

John worked as a furniture merchant.

John’s and Norah’s marriage ended in divorce. (Norah died in New Westminster on March 5, 1979. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.)

John later married Mary Robin Adair. She was born in Vancouver on February 16, 1913. Her father was Thomas Adair. Her mother was Olive Peppin.

John died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on February 8, 1973.

Mary died in New Westminster on July 31, 1983.

 

Harry Douglas Phillips

Harry Douglas Phillips was born in Gordon, New South Wales, Australia, on January 10, 1907. He worked as a salesman and merchant.

On June 29, 1934, in Vancouver Harry married Dorothy Garnet Corrine Beaton. She was born in British Columbia (possibly in Vancouver) on January 18, 1913. Her father was Donald Neil Beaton. Her mother was Mary Caffery.

Harry died in Vancouver on November 30, 1971.

Dorothy died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on April 16, 1979. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Thomas Herman Phillips

Thomas Herman Phillips was born in British Columbia about 1911.

In 1921 he was living with his parents.

In 1955, he was married to Marjorie. He was a salesman for Phillips Radio and Furniture.

 

Flora Irene Phillips

Flora Irene Phillips was born in Vancouver on February 1, 1914. She worked in the real estate business.

She never married. She died in Sidney, British Columbia, on November 14, 1990.

 

Terrance Reginald Phillips

Terrance Reginald Phillips was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, on April 26, 1918.

He worked as a salesman and manager at Phillips Radio and Furniture.

On October 30, 1940, in New Westminster, he married Lillian Ione Wasmuth. She was born in Freedom, Alberta, about 1922. Her father was Charles William Wasmuth. Her mother was Hester Alberta Finch.

Terrence died in Surrey, British Columbia, on May 11, 1988.

 

Patricia A. Phillips

It appears that Patricia A. Phillips was born after 1921.

In 1955, she was known as Patricia Sircus. She was a cashier at Phillips’ Radio and Furniture, and she was living at 208 North Carnarvon in New Westminster.

 

Sources

John William Phillips

1921 Canada Census, John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; 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:FLP6-QDV : 30 September 2015), John William Phillips, 1957.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPS-SX49 : 13 December 2015), John William Phillips, ; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 137237875, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137237875.

 

Sarah Daniels (wife of John William Phillips)

1921 Canada Census, Sarah Phillips in household of John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; 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:FL5S-6BM : 30 September 2015), Sarah Phillips, 1957.

Bowell Funeral Records Database, New Westminster Public Library; Sarah Bowell; http://www.nwheritage.org/bowell/bowell.php?operation=Display&id=10888

Vancouver Sun, November 19, 1957, page 28; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yGNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7IkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1290%2C3809183: “Phillips—Passed away Nov. 17, 1957, in the Royal Columbian Hospital, Sarah Phillips of 206 Carnarvon St., New Westminster, aged 82 years. She is survived by 4 sons, J.G., H.D., T.H. of New Westminster, and T.R. of North Surrey; also 2 daughters, Miss F.I., Burnaby; Mrs. P. Sircus of New Westminster; 7 grandchildren and 1 sister in England. Private funeral service to be held from the New Westminster Chapel of S. Bowell & Sons on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1957, at 1:30 p.m., followed by cremation. No flowers by request.”

 

 

John Gordon Phillips (son of John William Phillips)

1921 Canada Census, John Gordon Phillips in household of John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1935-09-427843; John Gordon Phillips and Norah Patricia Gilbert; date of marriage: August 10, 1935; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5e5d1dea-228c-4c4c-bc62-4f78538dbb43.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBS-P78 : 30 September 2015), John Gordon Phillips, 1973.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9FBB : 2 March 2015), Patricia Mcfadyen in entry for Andrew Mcfadyen, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2Q-Q2R : 4 December 2014), Nora Mcfadyen, 1922; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,066.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-RQ7 : 21 January 2016), Thomas Gilbert and Patricia Mcfadyen, 29 Aug 1931; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783. [Note: Marriage dissolved at Vancouver BC on May 7, 1935. File No. D.C.A. 161. September 26, 1935.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL19-84C : 30 September 2015), Norah Patricia Phillips, 1979.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-JK5 : 21 January 2016), Thomas Adair and Olive Merrill, 28 Aug 1913; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-2TL : 30 September 2015), Olive Adair, 1934.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-P42 : 30 September 2015), Thomas Adair, 1934.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1B-7BJ : 30 September 2015), Mary Robin Phillips, 1983.

 

Harry Douglas Phillips (son of John William Phillips)

1921 Canada Census, Harry Douglas Phillips [indexed as Harry Dowlas Phillips] in household of John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1934-09-416762; Harry Douglas Phillips and Dorothy Garnet C Beaton; date of marriage: June 29, 1934; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/168fce84-e63b-4e34-ac6f-5f0de05260f2.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZC-XVW : 21 January 2016), Donald Neil Beaton and Mary Caffery, 10 Dec 1907; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11369, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,526.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1W12 : 2 March 2015), Mary Beaton in entry for Donald Beaton, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRK-NFQ : 30 September 2015), Donald Neil Beaton, 1956.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB4-1TR : 30 September 2015), Mary Ann Beaton, 1966.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT7-14V : 30 September 2015), Harry Douglas Phillips, 1971.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1M-618 : 30 September 2015), Dorothy Garnet Corrine Phillips, 1979.

 

Thomas Herman Phillips (son of John William Phillips)

1921 Canada Census, Thomas Herman Phillips in household of John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Flora Irene Phillips (daughter of John William Phillips)

1921 Canada Census, Flora Irene Phillips in household of John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-019852; Flora Irene Phillips; date of death: November 14, 1990; place of death: Sidney; age: 76; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/97d5579b-c5aa-404b-b054-bd06d85f862f; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2a410eb7-2559-47d9-8147-be5680a4109d.

 

Terrance Reginald Phillips (son of John William Phillips)

1921 Canada Census, Terence Reginald Phillips in household of John William Phillips, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-501563; Terrance R Phillips and Lillian Ione Wasmuth; date of marriage October 30, 1940; place of marriage: New Westminster; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/99a30022-4551-497d-97fb-bd9260dc1002.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-007789; Terrance Reginald Phillips; date of death: May 11, 1988; place of death: Surrey; age: 70; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f72de21a-34ed-44c3-bd72-0d8a153f4e35.

 

Patricia A. Phillips (daughter of John William Phillips)

Vancouver directories.

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