Powell, Ernest Clemow (1872-1937)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 697.

 

Ernest Clemow Powell was a railway mail clerk who lived at 1915 Pendrell Street from 1907 to 1911.

 

Family Background

Ernest Clemow Powell was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 1872. His parents were William Frederick Powell (1825–1889) and Rosanna Margaret Wallis (1837–1922).

William Powell was a politician and sheriff in Ottawa. He died in Ottawa on October 21, 1889.

 

Ottawa Daily Citizen, October 23, 1889, page 4, column 4.

 

Ottawa Daily Citizen, October 22, 1889, page 1, column 5.

 

Rosanna Powell died in Ottawa on August 14, 1922.

 

Ottawa Citizen, August 15, 1922, page 5, column 6.

 

To Calgary

In the 1890s, Ernest was a railway mail clerk in Calgary (which was then part of the Northwest Territories).

 

The Civil Service List of Canada, 1897, page 127 [edited image]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=ufcSAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA127#v=onepage&q&f=false.

 

To Vancouver

Ernest arrived in Vancouver in the late 1890s.

By 1897, he was living at 1113 Nelson Street.

 

 

Marriage to Ann Trew

On September 27, 1898, in Vancouver, Ernest married Ann Evelyn Trew. She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on August 11, 1876. Her parents were Dr. Charles Newland Trew (c. 1838-1887) and Harriett McLeod Ferrie (1846-1891).

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 28, 1898, page 2, column 5.

 

 

Calgary Herald, September 30, 1898, page 2, columns 1-2.

 

To Ottawa

In 1911, Ernest and Ann moved to Ottawa, where they built a house at 12 Allan Avenue.

Ernest was a real estate broker in Ottawa from about 1911 until he retired in 1935.

His favourite sports were golf and curling.

Ernest died in Ottawa on August 9, 1937. He was buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

 

Ottawa Citizen, August 9, 1937, page 1, column 3.

Ottawa Citizen, August 9, 1937, page 1, column 3.

 

Ann died on April 19, 1961. She was buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa on April 21, 1961.

 

Ottawa Citizen, April 20, 1961, page 32, column 2.

Ottawa Citizen, April 20, 1961, page 32, column 2.

 

 

Ernest and Ann had a son

 

Allan Trew Powell

Allan Trew Powell was born in Vancouver on May 19, 1899.

He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He obtained an M.Sc. degree from McGill University in 1923.

 

Ottawa Citizen, May 28, 1925, page 5, column 7.

 

In November 1930, Allan married Elizabeth Alice Smith, who was born in New York on November 1, 1898.

 

Ottawa Citizen, November 12, 1930, page 9, column 2.

 

 

Elizabeth died in Port Perry, Ontario in September 1984.

 

Ottawa Citizen, October 3, 1984, page 31, column 6.

 

 

Allan died in Port Perry in August 1985.

 

Ottawa Citizen, August 20, 1985, page 22, column 6.

 

Sources

William Frederick Powell (father of Ernest Clemow Powell)

William Frederick Powell (1825–1889); Birth: 23 MAY 1825, Perth, Ontario, Canada; Death: 21 OCT 1889, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

William F. Powell, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Powell

William F. Powell, http://www.ottawagraphy.ca/bayfpeople/powell-william-f

Henrietta A. Clemow and William F. Powell; in Clemow Estate East; Heritage Conservation District Plan; City of Ottawa 2011; https://app06.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/a-lacac/2011/06-16/ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0108-doc%204.htm.

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTG-134 : 3 August 2016), Wm F Powell, West, Bytown (town), Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 242, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11771, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7Q-BFT : 5 September 2017), Wm F Powell, Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 92, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1101-1103, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,833.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-81R : 20 May 2019), William F. Powell, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing William F. Powell, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Rosanna Margaret Wallis (mother of Ernest Clemow Powell)

Rosanna Margaret Wallis [m. Powell] (1837–1922); Birth: APR 1837, Ontario, Canada; Death: 14 AUG 1922, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Ernest Clemow Powell

Ernest Clemow Powell (1873–1937); Birth: 1873, Ontario, Canada; Death: 09 AUG 1937, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-62S : 20 May 2019), Urmot H. Powell in household of William F. Powell, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing William F. Powell, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWG4-8WG : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest C Powell, New Edinburgh Ward, Russell, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-B6T : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest Clemow Powell and Ann Eveline Trew, 27 Sep 1898.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-BX2 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest Clemow Powell and Ann Eveline Trew, 27 Sep 1898.

1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Burrard (#1), Vancouver City, D-3, page 10, family 96- lines 41-44, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59765&highlight=41&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ernest+Powell

Society, BC Saturday Sunset, July 6, 1907, page 2: “Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Powell and family, Pendrill [sic] street, left for Deep Cove yesterday. Mrs. Bacon of Golden, B.C., accompanied them.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPXP : 16 March 2018), Ernest Clemon Powell in entry for Arthur Perry Fisher, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; 1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 43, family 431, lines 5-7; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63734&highlight=5&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ernest+Clement+Powell

Noffke, Werner Ernst (1878-1964), http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1453; Allen Place, residence for Ernest C. Powell, 1913 (Canadian Builder & Carpenter [Toronto], iv, May 1914, 34-5, illus. & descrip.; Heritage Ottawa, The Architecture of W.E. Noffke, 1976, 13)

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKJL-C21 : accessed 24 Apr 2014), Ernest Clemon Powell, 09 Aug 1937; citing Ottawa, , Ontario, 011867, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2435288.

“E.C. Powell Passes After Long Illness,” Ottawa Evening Citizen, August 9, 1937, page 1.

 

Charles Newland Trew (father of Ann Evelyn Trew)

Charles Newland Trew (28 February 1838 – 28 October 1887); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9XSR-RXL.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M43Y-926 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Charles N Trew, Newcastle, West Durham, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-46V : 20 May 2019), Charles N. Frew, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Charles N. Frew, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLF-C65 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Charles Newland Trew, 28 Oct 1887.

 

Harriett McLeod Ferrie (mother of Ann Evelyn Trew)

Harriett McLeod Ferrie (1846 – 31 January 1891); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9XST-4KV.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMFY-W6Z : 11 March 2018), Chas Newland Frew and Harriet Ferrie, 25 Jan 1872; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,698.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-46K : 20 May 2019), Harriet Frew in household of Charles N. Frew, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Charles N. Frew, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLF-XNL : 8 November 2017), Harriet Trew, 1891.

 

Ann Evelyn Trew (wife of Ernest Clemow Powell)

Ann Evelyn Trew [m.Powell ] (1876–1961); Birth: 11 AUG 1876, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 19 APR 1961, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-V86 : 16 December 2019), Ann Evelyn Trew, 1876.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-4KM : 11 March 2018), Ann Evelyn, 11 Aug 1876; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13807, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,956.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-46G : 20 May 2019), Ann C. Frew in household of Charles N. Frew, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Charles N. Frew, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-DWD : 3 August 2016), Anne Trew, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

Society, BC Saturday Sunset, September 14, 1907, page 2: “Mr. [sic] E.C. Powell, Pendrill street, and her party have returned after a very jolly six-weeks’ camp at Bucanneer [sic] Bay.

Ann E. Powell, death notice, Ottawa Citizen, April 20, 1961, page 32, column 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BNwxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OOUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7137%2C1667270: “Powell, Ann E. – At her residence, 289 Metcalfe Street, on Wednesday, April 19, 1961, Ann E. Trew, widow of Ernest C. Powell and Mother of Alan T. of Port Perry, Ontario. Resting at Hulse and Playfair Limited, 315 McLeod Street. Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, Friday 2 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

 

Allan Trew Powell (son of Ernest Clemow Powell)

Allan Trew Powell (1889–1985); Birth: 19 MAY 1889, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 16 AUG 1985, Port Perry, Durham, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Farquhar Strangways Percy Warkentin Boese, plus Lumphanan, Scotland, Allan Trew Powell, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=farquhar&id=I6182

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-TDS : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest Clemon Powell in entry for Allan Trew Powell, 19 May 1899.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Powell, Allan Trew; Rank: GNR; Regimental number(s): 343395; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7938 – 3; Date of Birth: 19/05/1899, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=588249.

 

Elizabeth Alice Smith (wife of Allan Trew Powell)

Elizabeth Alice Smith [m.Powell] (1899–1984); Birth: 1899, New York, USA; Death: SEP 1984, Port Perry, Durham, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

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