Prescott, John William (1866-1937)

J.W. Prescott, 1893, detail from Vancouver City Archives, SGN 391; Men assembled in front of fence after lacrosse match; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/men-assembled-in-front-of-fence-after-lacrosse-match-between-newspaper-employees-and-insurance-agents-at-brockton-point-grounds-stanley-park

J.W. Prescott, 1893, detail from Vancouver City Archives, SGN 391; Men assembled in front of fence after lacrosse match; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/men-assembled-in-front-of-fence-after-lacrosse-match-between-newspaper-employees-and-insurance-agents-at-brockton-point-grounds-stanley-park

John William Prescott was an insurance agent. He lived at 1020 Chilco Street from 1902 to 1937.

He was born in Manchester, England, on October 29, 1866. His father was William Prescott (1837-1904). His mother was Clara Maria Wilhelmina Jockisch (1839-1904).

John was educated at Holly Bank High School in Manchester.

After he arrived in Canada, he lived in Winnipeg for a short time. In 1891, he was a bookkeeper with John Bowerman Ferguson, who was a bookseller, printer and stationer in Winnipeg.

J W Prescott - bookkeeper; Henderson’s Directory of the City of Winnipeg, 1891, page 278, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.2/220.html

J W Prescott – bookkeeper; Henderson’s Directory of the City of Winnipeg, 1891, page 278, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.2/220.html

 

Ferguson and Company, Henderson’s Directory of the City of Winnipeg, 1891, page 203, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.2/145.html

Ferguson and Company, Henderson’s Directory of the City of Winnipeg, 1891, page 203, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.2/145.html

By 1892, John was living in Vancouver.

In 1893, he was active in the Royal Arch Masons in Vancouver, along with C. Z. Perry. Charles Zachariah Perry (about 1855-1894) was the manager of the Sun Life Assurance Company’s office in Vancouver.

John was interested in sporting activities in the early 1890s.

Men assembled in front of fence after lacrosse match between newspaper employees and insurance agents at Brockton Point grounds, Stanley Park; Vancouver City Archives, SGN 391; 1893, [John William Prescott is in the back row at the centre.]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/men-assembled-in-front-of-fence-after-lacrosse-match-between-newspaper-employees-and-insurance-agents-at-brockton-point-grounds-stanley-park

Men assembled in front of fence after lacrosse match between newspaper employees and insurance agents at Brockton Point grounds, Stanley Park; Vancouver City Archives, SGN 391; 1893, [John William Prescott is in the back row at the centre.]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/men-assembled-in-front-of-fence-after-lacrosse-match-between-newspaper-employees-and-insurance-agents-at-brockton-point-grounds-stanley-park

John first appeared in the Vancouver directory in 1894. He was a bookkeeper for the News-Advertiser newspaper, and he was living in C. Z. Perry’s house at 550 West Georgia Street.

[News-Advertiser publishing office building at the corner of Cambie and Pender Streets]; Vancouver City Archives, SGN 1457, about 1900, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/news-advertiser-publishing-office-building-at-corner-of-cambie-and-pender-streets

[News-Advertiser publishing office building at the corner of Cambie and Pender Streets]; Vancouver City Archives, SGN 1457, about 1900, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/news-advertiser-publishing-office-building-at-corner-of-cambie-and-pender-streets

From 1891 to 1894, John was the business manager of the News-Advertiser. In 1894, he began working as a real estate agent in Vancouver.

On September 23, 1896, in Vancouver, John married Elizabeth Jane Emanuels. She was born in London, England on October 24, 1870. Her father was Samuel John Emanuels (1851-1929), who lived at 1102 Denman Street in 1906 and 1907. Elizabeth’s mother was Jane Elizabeth Warne (1853-1910).

In 1902, John became a general insurance agent on the British Columbia mainland for the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada.

He was an alderman and a school trustee. In 1909, he was the acting mayor of Vancouver for a time.

Notice of Public Meeting, B.C. Saturday Sunset, April 10, 1909, page 8, column 1 (near bottom); http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/bcss/id/1544/rec/9

Notice of Public Meeting, B.C. Saturday Sunset, April 10, 1909, page 8, column 1 (near bottom); http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/bcss/id/1544/rec/9

He was also a notary public, and was the president of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia from 1932 to 1934.

John and Elizabeth moved to 1020 Chilco Street about 1902, and the family lived there most of the time until 1937.

It appears that John arranged to build a new house on the property in 1912. There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched April 27, 2015].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 1233
Owner: Prescott, J. W.
Architect: Tinney, W. & Co.
Builder: Tinney, W. & Co.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 28
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-01-12
Street Number:
Street Name: Chilco Street
Value: $25,000.00
Remarks: 1 dwelling house
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-31

The 1914 Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, listed John and Elizabeth at 1020 Chilco Street:

J. W. Prescott - Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory - 1914 - page 56

J. W. Prescott – Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory – 1914 – page 56

In 1914, John ran unsuccessfully to be a Vancouver alderman in Ward One. His “proposer” was Ada Whiteway, the wife of architect William Tuff Whiteway, who was living at 1958 Barclay Street. John’s “seconder” was Margaret H. Senkler, the wife of John Harold “Harry” Senkler, who lived at 1889 Haro Street.

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on April 20, 1920. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

In late 1936, John went on a trip to England with his daughter, Frances. They sailed on the S.S. Bremen from Southampton to New York City, where they arrived on January 8, 1937.

John died in Vancouver on July 8, 1937. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Love and Company, Vancouver auctioneers, held an auction in October 1937 to dispose of the furniture at 1020 Chilco Street:

Auction Notice, 1020 Chilco Street, Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1937, page 24; column 5: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wTBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4953%2C2172632 [Link leads to auction notice directly above this notice.]

Auction Notice, 1020 Chilco Street, Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1937, page 24; column 5: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wTBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4953%2C2172632 [Link leads to auction notice directly above this notice.]

John and Elizabeth had the following children.

 

Ethel Constance Prescott

Ethel Constance Prescott was born in Vancouver on July 13, 1897. She worked as a bank clerk.

On June 11, 1924, in Vancouver, she married Emil Carl Amskold, who was an accountant and bank clerk. He was born in Mount Vernon, Washington State, on December 11, 1895. His father was Frederick John Amskold. His mother was Ingeborg Olivia Edholm.

In 1930, Emil and Ethel were living in San Leandro, Alameda County, California.

In 1940 and 1942, Emil and Ethel were living in Piedmont, California. Emil was working for the Pacific Manifolding Book Company in Emeryville, California. The company made business forms, sales books, streetcar transfers, and other commercial documents. A detailed description of the company’s business appeared in a 1937 National Labor Relations Board decision: In the Matter Of Pacific Manifolding Book Company, Inc., 003 NLRB No. 049, http://apps.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d4580086c20. The company became part of Moore Business Forms, which was owned by Canadian industrialist and banker Samuel J. Moore (1859-1948): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_J._Moore.

In 1942, Ethel applied to become a naturalized United States citizen.

Ethel died in Oakland, California, on June 5, 1972.

Emil lived for a time in Jamestown, California. He died on December 7, 1982, in Tuolumne County, California.

 

Muriel Evelyn Prescott

Muriel Evelyn Prescott was born in Vancouver on January 4, 1899. She became a school teacher.

On February 22, 1922, in Vancouver, Muriel married Edward Douglas Leche. He was born in Island, Louisiana, on December 2, 1890. His father was Edward Douglas Leche, Senior. His mother was Octavie Blanchard.

Edward and Muriel were living in Seattle, Washington, in 1937.

In 1942, Edward was still living in Seattle.

It appears that Edward was married again, to Ruth Irene Eakins, on September 25, 1944. It appears that Ruth was born on December 16, 1922.

Edward died in Seattle on August 3, 1948.

Ruth appears to have died in Michigan on March 17, 2002.

John William Prescott

John William Prescott was born in Vancouver on February 9, 1901. He worked as an accountant.

On February 18, 1927, in Vancouver, he married Dora Jane Cairns. She was born in Belfast, Ireland on May 16, 1895. Her father was James Cairns. Her mother was Dorothy Jane Patterson. This marriage ended in divorce on April 27, 1949.

In 1950, John went to Prince George, British Columbia, as a representative for the H.R. MacMillan Export Company.

H R Macmillan Co Eyes Our Lumber - Prince George Citizen - May 18, 1950, page 1, http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1950-05-18/-/Prince%20George%20Citizen%20-%20May%2018,%201950

H R Macmillan Co Eyes Our Lumber – Prince George Citizen – May 18, 1950, page 1, http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1950-05-18/-/Prince%20George%20Citizen%20-%20May%2018,%201950

The 1951 Prince George directory listed John as the local manager for H.R. Macmillan Export. He was living at 1577 Seventh Avenue, along with his wife, Anne.

John W Prescott - Prince George City and District Directory - 1951 - page 106

John W Prescott – Prince George City and District Directory – 1951 – page 106

It appears that John continued to work for H.R. Macmillan (later Macmillan Bloedel) until he retired.

When John died in Saanichton, British Columbia, on April 4, 1991, he was married to Rosetta McKay Dixon.

Dora Jane Prescott never re-married. She died in Vancouver on November 20, 1985.

 

Doris May Prescott

Doris May Prescott was born in Vancouver on May 1, 1902. In 1921, she was working as a clerk in the office of J. H. Watson Insurance Agencies.

On October 8, 1926, in Vancouver, Doris married William Henry Keltie Russell, who was a steamship traffic clerk. He was born in Vancouver on August 8, 1902. His father was William Henry Keltie Russell (1862-1924), who lived at 1214 Denman Street from 1902 to 1903. His mother was Ida May Drury.

William later became a lumberman.

Doris died in Vancouver on August 10, 1984.

William died in Vancouver on January 11, 1988.

 

Frances Elizabeth Prescott

Frances Elizabeth Prescott was born in Vancouver about 1912. She worked as a stenographer

In late 1936, Frances went on a trip to England with her father. They sailed on the S.S. Bremen from Southampton to New York City, where they arrived on January 8, 1937.

Frances continued to work as a stenographer and lived at home until her father died in 1937.

No further information is available for Frances at this time.

 

Sources

William Prescott and Clara Wilhelmina Maria Jokisch (parents of John William Prescott)

Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898; Clara Maria Wilhelmina Jockisch; http://www.myheritage.com/names/clara_jockisch#; Clara Maria Wilhelmina Jockisch was born to John George Jockisch. Clara married William Prescott [in] 1865.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ8J-KVQ : accessed 13 May 2015), William Prescott, Cheetham, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. , PRO RG 11/, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NR6-YS4 : accessed 12 May 2015), William Prescott, 1904; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Prescot, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-XW13 : accessed 12 May 2015), William Prescott, 1904; Burial, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, Southern Cemetery; citing record ID 127568312, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127568312.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NYM-LBB : accessed 12 May 2015), Clara Maria Prescott, 1904; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Prestwich, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-XW1S : accessed 12 May 2015), Clara Maria W. Prescott, 1904; Burial, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, Southern Cemetery; citing record ID 127568335, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127568335.

 

John William Prescott

John William Prescott, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 315; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643311: “Prescott, John William – Real estate agent, 349 Homer St., Vancouver. Born Manchester, Eng., Oct. 29, 1866, son of Williiam and Clara Prescott. Educ. Holly Bank high sch., Manchester. Commenced career, Winnipeg, Man.; came to Vancouver, 1891; business mgr., News Advertiser, 1891-1894; founded present Business, 1894. License Commissioner, 1906-1907; alderman 1908-1909. Served with 90th rifles, Winnipeg, being sergt. “E” Co., 1889-1891; vice-pres. Canadian Wheelmen’s Assn., 1899. Married Elizabeth Jane Emanuels, 1896; has one son and three daughters. Society: A.F. & A.M. Address: 1154 Twelfth Ave., W., Vancouver, B.C.”

John William Prescott, Northern who’s who; a biographical dictionary of men and women, 1916, C.W. Parker, editor, Vancouver, Western Press Association, page 671; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/671/mode/1up [same text as Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, above.]

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-9KR : accessed 13 May 2015), J W Prescott, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148098; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148098-00622.pdf.

J.W. Prescott and C.Z. Perry, members of Vancouver chapter of Royal Arch Masons in 1893, Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada at the Annual Convocation 1893, page 62, http://www.mocavo.co.uk/Proceedings-of-the-Grand-Chapter-of-Royal-Arch-Masons-of-Canada-at-the-Annual-Convocation-1893/894022/68.

Notice, Vancouver Province, March 26, 1900, page 7: “In order to comply with requests for information from Clinton, Ont., Mr. J.W. Prescott is desirous of obtaining any new[s] possible of the whereabouts of a Mr. Charles Brown, a painter, who has been in the west for some time.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-54S : accessed 12 May 2015), John W Prescott, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Men and Women,” Vancouver Province, May 22, 1902, page 11: “Mr. J.W. Prescott, for a long time connected with the Sun Life Insurance Company, has been appointed general agent on the Mainland for the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada, of which Mr. R.L. Drury of Victoria is provincial manager. Mr. [Prescott] is being congratulated on his appointment. Mr. John Lyon, who has been compelled to resign on account [of] his heal, will go to Calgary to reside, on his physician’s advice.”

“This week in history: Vancouver seethes as Deadman’s Island leased to American industrialist,” John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, February 15, 2014, http://www.vancouversun.com/business/This+week+history+Vancouver+seethes+Deadman+Island+leased+American+industrialist/9510921/story.html: “The city’s acting mayor, J.W. Prescott. . .”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LG5 : accessed 12 May 2015), John W Prescott, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

1921 Canada Census, John William Prescott, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“First Choice for School Trustee,” Vancouver Province, January 10, 1921, page 2: “J.W. Prescott. Thoroughly acquainted with School Board matters – Stands for a businesslike administration on Constitutional lines with a Square Deal to all. The many whose steady persistence assures Vancouver of being the Technical School centre of B.C. [Includes photograph of J.W. Prescott.]

Presidents of The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia 1926 – 2005; http://www.notaries.bc.ca/resources/scrivener/spring2005/scriv_mar_2005%2046.pdf: “1932 – 1934: J. W. Prescott, Vancouver.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24K8-KNJ : accessed 13 May 2015), John William Prescott, 1937; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,757,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-C9G : accessed 11 May 2015), John William Prescott, 08 Jul 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13160, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,193.

“John W. Prescott Died This Morning: Well-known J.P. Came Here After Fire,” Vancouver Province, July 8, 1937, page 1: “John W. Prescott, 70, pioneer Vancouver notary public and justice of the peace, died suddenly this morning. He had been in ill health for about three weeks.

Coming to Vancouver shortly after the fire, Mr. Prescott was one of the city’s best-known pioneers. He was one of the first justices of the peace and was first business manager of the New-Advertiser.

An active Freemason, he was identified with the order for many years. He took an interest in sporting activities around the turn of the century. He was born near Manchester. He lived at 1010 Chilco street.

Surviving are a son, J.W. Prescott, and four daughters, Mrs. E.C. Anskold of California, Mrs. E.D. Leche, Mrs. W.H.K. Russell, and Miss Frances.

Funeral services will be announced later by Nunn & Thomason Undertaking Co.”

J.W. Prescott, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1937, page 15: “Prescott – Passed away July 8, 1937, J.W. Prescott, of 1020 Chilco street. Survived by one son, J.W. Jr., in Vancouver; four daughters. Mrs. E. C. Amskold, in Piedmont, Calif., Mrs. E.D. Leche, Seattle, Mrs. W.H.K. Russell in Toronto, Ont.; Miss Frances in Vancouver. Funeral service Monday, July 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Funeral Chapel, 10th and Cambie, under auspices of Southern Cross Lodge No. 44, A.F. & A.M. Interment, Masonic Section, Mountain View Cemetery.” [Similar to death notice in Vancouver Province, July 8, 1937, page 13.]

“Former City Alderman Dies After Seizure: J.W. Prescott Once Business Manager of News Advertiser,” Vancouver Sun, July 8, 1937 [unknown page]. [Similar to article in Vancouver Province, July 7, 1937, page 1, above.] [Includes photo of J.W. Prescott.]

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7CZY : accessed 11 May 2015), John William Prescott, 1937; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301274, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301274.

 

Elizabeth Jane Emanuels (wife of John William Prescott)

Society, Vancouver Province, March 14, 1908, page 9: “Mrs. J.W. Prescott, Chilco street, will receive next Tuesday.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-YXN : accessed 14 May 2015), Elizabeth Jane Prescott, 20 Apr 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,294.

“Mrs. J. W. Prescott Dies in Hospital: Wife of Chairman of School Board Succumbs Following an Operation,” Vancouver Province, April 21, 1920, page 28: “The death occurred last night at 11:30 o’clock of Mrs. Prescott, wife of Mr. J.W. Prescott, chairman of the School Board. The news came as a great shock to the many friends of the family throughout the city. Mrs. Prescott had undergone a serious operation at the General Hospital on Monday, and it had been pronounced successful. Her heart had been affected, however, and the patient failed to rally.

Mrs. Prescott was well-known and beloved by old-timers of the city. She was the daughter of Mr. S.J. Emanuels of 1154 Gilford street, and was born at London, England, coming to Vancouver in 1890. She was married in 1897, and is survived by four daughters and one son, all of whom reside at their home, 1020 Chilco street. Mrs. Prescott’s father is still residing in the city. A brother, Mr. H.S. Emanuels, is in Seattle; another, George, is living in Japan. Mrs. Prescott was in her fiftieth year.

Friends of the family joined today in expressing condolences to the bereaved husband and children.

The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the undertaking establishment of Nunn, Thomson & Clegg.”

Elizabeth Jane Prescott, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 21, 1920, page 21; Vancouver Sun, April 22, 1920, page 12: “Prescott – passed away April 20, 1920, Elizabeth Jane Prescott, beloved wife of Mr. J.W. Prescott, 1020 Chilco street, in her 49th year, leaving besides her husband, one son and four daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral will take place from Messrs. Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 531 Homer street, Capt. Rev. E.D. McLaren officiating. Interment in family plot, Masonic cemetery.”

Mrs. J.W. Prescott, obituary, Vancouver Sun, April 22, 1920, page 3 [similar to Vancouver Province death notice, above.]

 

Ethel Constance Prescott (daughter of John William Prescott)

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMP5-YP7 : accessed 20 May 2015), Emil Amskold in household of Daniel Amskold, Skagit, Ann, Avon, and Fir Precincts, Skagit, Washington, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,749.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGJD-4CN : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Amskold in household of Fredrick Amskold, Avon, Skagit, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 242, sheet 3B, family 51, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,680.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29JH-419 : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Carl Amskold, 1917-1918; citing Seattle City no 12, Skagit County, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,992,013.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3N-ZYS : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Amskold, 22 Jan 1922; citing departure port New York, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTT9-7Q2 : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil C Amskold, 1923; citing New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Ship Chalmette, NARA microfilm publication T905 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,311,444.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2W-JB2 : accessed 14 May 2015), Ethel C Amskold, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,083.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCX6-QFT : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Amskold, San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0239, sheet 5A, family 9, line 27, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 109; FHL microfilm 2,339,844.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9Q7-W7C : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Amskold, Tract AC-8, Piedmont, Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-165, sheet 9B, family 206, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 191.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V48C-PSJ : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Carl Amskold, 1942; citing NAID identifier 603155, NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,409,120.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8CG-FJ7 : accessed 14 May 2015), Ethel Constance Amskold, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1744 (Pacific Sierra Region, San Bruno: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP65-V4P : accessed 14 May 2015), Ethel C Amskold, 05 Jun 1972; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V95F-HZP : accessed 14 May 2015), Ethel Amskold, Jun 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGBP-BW3 : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Carl Amskold, 07 Dec 1982; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTWW-1MJ : accessed 14 May 2015), Emil Amskold, Dec 1982; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

John Frederick Amskold, “An Illustrated History of Skagit and Snohomish Counties.” Interstate Publishing Company, 1906, page 601; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jtenlen/jfamskold.txt; http://www.mocavo.ca/An-Illustrated-History-of-Skagit-and-Snohomish-Counties-Their-People-Their-Commerce-and-Their-Resources-With-an-Outline-of-the-Early-History-of-the-State-of-Washington/977210/23#633; http://www.mocavo.ca/An-Illustrated-History-of-Skagit-and-Snohomish-Counties-Their-People-Their-Commerce-and-Their-Resources-With-an-Outline-of-the-Early-History-of-the-State-of-Washington/977210/23#634: “John Frederick Amskold is a native of Sweden, but he has been in this country for over twenty years. His birth occurred in 1865, and he was the son of Nels and Sarah (Helgra) Amskold, both of whom lived and died in their native land. Mrs. Amskold was the mother of four children: Mary, Christine, Nels and John. The last named lived at home and attended school until he was fifteen years old, when he left home to work on farms in the vicinity of his birthplace. On coming to this country in 1884, he located in Kansas and there took up a homestead. He resided there and operated it as a farm for ten years, but did not prosper. Selling out, he came to Skagit county in 1892 and bought twenty acres a mile west of Avon and five miles northwest of Mount Vernon, paying $35 per acre therefore. It was covered with timber, a part of which was valuable for lumber purposes. He at once set about clearing his land, at first getting about five acres into condition for cultivation; he has since been gradually clearing the remainder.

Before leaving Sweden he was married to Miss Ingebor Edholm, daughter of Daniel and Lisa Edholm, who have never left Sweden. The father died four years ago, but the mother still is living. Mrs. Amskold is one of three children and is the mother of six: Daniel, Nels, Betty, Gust, Hetty and Emmus. Mr. Amskold is a Republican in politics and a Lutheran in religious faith. The family home is a well-built five-room house. While doing a general farming business, Mr. Amskold devotes some attention to dairying. He is developing his place rapidly and will soon have his entire farm under cultivation and be able to increase his products along all lines.”

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSRN-GBK : accessed 14 May 2015), Fred Amskold, Skagit, Ann, Avon, and Fir Precincts, Skagit, Washington, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,749.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N32X-KRF : accessed 14 May 2015), Engeburg Amskold, 17 Sep 1909; citing Avon, Skagit, Washington, reference 193, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,991,657.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-HJW : accessed 14 May 2015), Daniel Amskold and Christina Carlson, 07 Jan 1905; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N316-8Z4 : accessed 14 May 2015), Elizabeth Amskold, 08 May 1958; citing Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, reference 9775, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,777.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3YQ-1R6 : accessed 14 May 2015), Nels Fredrick Amskold, 25 Feb 1946; citing Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, reference 307, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,032,520.

 

Muriel Evelyn Prescott (daughter of John William Prescott)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1899-09-119290, Muriel Evelyn Prescott: date of birth: January 4, 1899; place of birth: Vancouver.

“Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F33R-4HD : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward Douglas Leche, 09 Jun 1929; citing Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana, certificate number 7823, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,388,342.

“Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F33R-4H2 : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward Douglas Leche, 09 Jun 1929; citing Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana, certificate number 7823, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,388,342.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS5W-ZFH : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward D Leche in household of Edward Leche, Ward 2, Iberville, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 27, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,566.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVPV-Y7D : accessed 11 May 2015), J Edward D Leche, San Francisco Assembly District 45, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 308, sheet 11B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,115.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29JQ-WWD : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward Douglas Leche, 1917-1918; citing Kitsap County, Kittitas County, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,652.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-NK3 : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward D Leche, Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing sheet 8A, family 198, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,944.

Marriage notice, Muriel Evelyn Prescott and Edward Douglas Leche, Jr., Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, February 11, 1922, page 6: “Mr. J. W. Prescott announces the engagement of his second daughter, Muriel Evelyn, to Mr. Edward Douglas Leche, Jr., of Seattle. The wedding has been arranged to take place at St. Paul’s church, February 22, at 9 a.m.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8M-M6Z : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward Douglas Leche and Muriel Evelyn Prescott, 22 Feb 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,225.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC3C-38X : accessed 12 May 2015), Edward D Leche, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0094, sheet 1A, family 3, line 7, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2497; FHL microfilm 2,342,231.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-VVYF : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward Douglas Leche, 1942; citing NAID identifier , NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm . [Back of registration card: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-47184-2936-12?cc=1861144].

Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004, Ancestry.com; NAME: Edward Douglas Leche; SPOUSE: Ruth Irene Eakins; MARRIAGE: 25 Sep 1944 – Kitsap.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3YN-PCH : accessed 11 May 2015), Edward D. Leche, 03 Aug 1948; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 13285, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,032,774.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V94X-FQQ : accessed 14 May 2015), Ruth I Leche, 17 Mar 2002; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). {Possible connection.]

“St. Charles Anglican Church moves to 8th Avenue,” North Kitsap Herald, June 12, 2014; http://www.northkitsapherald.com/community/262951411.html#.

 

John William Prescott (son of John William Prescott)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-122829; John William Prescott; date of birth: February 9, 1901; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=cf1d616f-5ef2-45fc-8b06-745e8447d131.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-CW2 : accessed 11 May 2015), John William Prescott and Dora Jane Cairns, 18 Feb 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGH-MFT : accessed 11 May 2015), Dora Jane Prescott, 20 Nov 1985; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16576, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,358,016.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-005047; John William Prescott; date of death: April 4, 1991; place of death: Saanichton; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=db16ecff-24f1-42be-9625-6137c25041bf; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4e7d9826-825d-4bb6-847b-63d6a7fdb0dc

 

Doris May Prescott (daughter of John William Prescott)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-09-122830; Doris May Prescott; date of birth: May 1, 1902; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=831309f3-6f8c-4d95-852f-91e783b5ea30.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG3-JZL : accessed 20 May 2015), William Henry Keltie Russell, 10 Jan 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13124, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,301.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1902-09-571513, William Henry Keltie Russell, date of birth: August 8, 1902; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=a9ef49d3-b273-4bc4-8dff-86f3f118a2fc.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-Q4M : accessed 11 May 2015), William Henry Keltie Russell and Doris May Prescott, 08 Oct 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,504.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGM9-C2Y : accessed 20 May 2015), Doris May Russell, 10 Aug 1984; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13640, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,073,193.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-000205; William Henry Keltie Russell; date of death: January 11, 1988; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/86bc03b9-675f-4e57-ab9b-0a0d5ba1febc.

 

Frances Elizabeth Prescott (daughter of John William Prescott)

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24K8-KNV : accessed 13 May 2015), Frances Elizabeth Prescott, 1937; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,757,661.

 

John Bowerman Ferguson (bookseller and stationer in Winnipeg, and employer of John William Prescott)

John Bowerman Ferguson, (1851-1919), http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ferguson-3821

The Publishers Weekly, Volume 45, Number 1167, June 9, 1894, page 861, https://books.google.ca/books?id=-kQzAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA861&lpg=PA861&dq=%22j+b+ferguson%22+winnipeg&source=bl&ots=4C4fY9uz_G&sig=ioM87Up9nj9FODN1OSJdpaIXNAw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s5hRVdS5EZXYoASSq4HoCw&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22j%20b%20ferguson%22%20winnipeg&f=false. “Mr. J.B. Ferguson, of the firm of Ferguson & Co., booksellers of Winnipeg, was married on the 8th ult. To Miss Walsh, granddaughter of the poet Charles Heavysege, author of “Saul,” “Jepthah’s Daughter,” etc. The happy couple have our sincere wishes for a bright and prosperous future.”

Manitoba Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1894-001362, John Bowerman Ferguson and Helen Walsh; date of marriage: May 8, 1894; place of marriage: Winnipeg.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J69B-57C : accessed 12 May 2015), John B. Ferguson, 14 Oct 1919; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1919 cn 5829, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,961.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2763-XCH : accessed 12 May 2015), John B Ferguson, 17 Oct 1919; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot X 7 14, line 39222, volume Volume 03, 1908-1919, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

 

Charles Zachariah Perry (manager of Sun Life Assurance office in Vancouver)

Charles Zachariah Perry, Arnold Weirmeir Associated Families, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=arnoldvw&id=I16884.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNK-JQQ : accessed 13 May 2015), Charles Z Perry and Clara A Keatly, 30 Jan 1878; citing registration , Napanee, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXV-7LK : accessed 13 May 2015), Charles Z. Perry, Napanee (Town), Lennox, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13236, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,872.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2V7-BL1 : accessed 13 May 2015), Charles Zechariah Perry in entry for Ada Clara Perry, 04 Aug 1882; citing Napanee, Lennox & Adddington, Ontario, 04 Aug 1882, reference cn 501040; FHL microfilm 1,871,036.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-SBV : accessed 13 May 2015), C Z Perry, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-3YZ : accessed 13 May 2015), Chas Z Perry, 08 Feb 1894; citing , British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13092, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,120.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7HVP : accessed 13 May 2015), Charles Z. Perry, 1894; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304432, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304432.

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