Preston, Albert Keith (1860-1943)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1210 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1210 [edited image].

Albert Keith Preston was a commission agent. He lived at 1174 Denman Street in 1913.

 

Family Background

Albert Keith Preston was born on September 7, 1860, in Hampstead, London. His parents were William and Emma Preston.

William Preston was born about 1809. He was an East India tea merchant. It appears that he was married twice. From his first marriage, he had at least three older children who were born in Calcutta, India. His second marriage, to Emma, was in 1859. (Her name sometimes appears as Emma Fuell; in the 1871 England census, her unmarried sister is Eliza Snell.)

William Preston and Emma Fuell, marriage announcement, The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 26782, October 18, 1859, page 8.

William Preston and Emma Fuell, marriage announcement, The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 26782, October 18, 1859, page 8.

William died in 1870.

Emma died in 1905.

 

Albert Keith Preston

In 1881, Albert was living in Hampstead, London, with his mother, Emma.

In 1886, in Richmond, Surrey, Albert married Hattie Emily Brett. She was born on March 24, 1866, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Her parents were Charles George Brett and Annie Wakefield.

In 1891, Albert and Hattie were living on Lincoln Road in Finchley, Middlesex. Albert was a manager of a tea warehouse.

In 1901, Albert and Hattie were living in Altrincham, Chester, southwest of Manchester. Albert was a tea agent.

In 1911, Albert and Hattie were still in Altrincham. Albert was a commission agent.

By 1913, Albert Preston had arrived in Vancouver. He appeared at the following addresses.

1913 1174 Denman Street
1914 to 1919 1039 Nicola Street
1920 to 1922 Number 7, 1460 Nelson Street
1923 to 1932 Number 5, 123 East Third Street, North Vancouver
1933 to 1943 Number 55, 2046 Beach Avenue

In September 1916, Albert enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War. He said that his birth date was September 7 (In his attestation paper, he did not state the year of his birth; other records show that he claimed it was 1871, rather than his real birth year of 1860.)

In 1923, Albert began working as a salesman with Orchardson and Company. (This company was the successor to F. Griffin and Company Limited. Frederick Griffin lived at 1019 Gilford Street from 1917 to 1919. Further information appears on the page for Frederick Griffin.)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1054

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1054

Albert continued to work with Orchardson and Company until 1943.

Albert died in Vancouver on June 3, 1943.

Hattie died in Vancouver on March 2, 1944.

Albert and Hattie had the following children.

 

Kenneth Preston

Kenneth Preston was born on March 31, 1887 in Finchley, Middlesex.

Male Preston, birth announcement, The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 35815, April 4, 1887; page 1.

Male Preston, birth announcement, The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 35815, April 4, 1887; page 1.

In 1891 and 1901 he was living with his parents.

It appears that Kenneth was no longer living in 1943. He may have died in 1934, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.

 

Audrey Preston

Audrey Preston was born in Finchley, Middlesex, in 1888.

On July 5, 1918, in Alberni, British Columbia, she married William Richmond, who was a fish curer. He was born in Grimsby, England, about 1872. His parents were Nelson Hooper Richmond and Charlotte Sprouston.

In 1944, Audrey was living in New Westminster, British Columbia.

In 1955, William and Audrey were still in New Westminster.

 

Enid Preston

Enid Preston was born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire on July 7, 1900.

Enid married Reginald Christopher Thornton. He was born on July 18, 1883, in High Cross, Ware, Hertfordshire. His parents were Claude Cecil Thornton and Alice Henrietta Giles-Puller.

Reginald died in Vancouver on March 2, 1978.

Enid died in Vancouver on August 28, 1979.

Enid and Reginald had a son, Robin Christopher Giles Thornton. In 1950 he won the Governor General’s Gold Medal as head of the graduating class for the B.A. degree at the University of British Columbia.

 

Sources

William Preston (father of Albert Keith Preston)

“India Marriages, 1792-1948 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGNS-J3N : 30 December 2014), William Preston and Ann Wallis, 08 Dec 1838; citing Calcutta, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 498,976.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWN-8GB : 13 December 2014), William Preston, 1859; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1859, quarter 4, vol. 3A, p. 43, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

London Magnet, October 24, 1859, page 7: [October] 13th, at Ruislip, William Preston, Esq. of St. John’s-wood-park, to Miss Emma Fuell.”

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7P2-2MZ : 6 April 2016), William Preston, Hampstead, London, Middlesex, 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 Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JNB-G46 : 31 December 2014), William Preston, 1870; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Hampstead, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-XZ1B : 13 December 2015), William Preston, 1870; Burial, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England, Brompton Cemetery; citing record ID 125909079, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125909079.

 

Ann Wallis (wife of William Preston)

“India Marriages, 1792-1948 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGNS-J3F : 30 December 2014), William Preston and Ann Wallis, 08 Dec 1838; citing Calcutta, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 498,976.

 

Emma Fuell (mother of Albert Keith Preston)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWC-3M4 : 13 December 2014), Emma Fuell, 1859; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1859, quarter 4, vol. 3A, p. 43, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7P2-2M8 : 6 April 2016), Emma Preston in household of William Preston, Hampstead, London, Middlesex, 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:VRJ4-S35 : 24 July 2015), Emma Preston, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-LPD6 : 18 August 2016), Emma Preston, Hampstead, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 173/85, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,350.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6Z-37D : 29 August 2015), Emma Preston, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Altrincham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NYW-QG9 : 31 December 2014), Emma Preston, 1905; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Bucklow, Cheshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-XZ1R : 13 December 2015), Emma Preston, 1905; Burial, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England, Brompton Cemetery; citing record ID 125909161, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125909161.

 

Albert Keith Preston

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NCB-LJQ : 1 October 2014), Albert Keith Preston, 1860; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hampstead, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7P2-2MN : 6 April 2016), Albert K Preston in household of William Preston, Hampstead, London, Middlesex, 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, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-LP62 : 18 August 2016), Albert K Preston in household of Emma Preston, Hampstead, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 173/85, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,350.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D81-5C5 : 13 December 2014), Albert Keith Preston, 1886; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1886, quarter 2, vol. 2A, p. 557, Richmond (Surrey), Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6C6-P2M : 15 October 2015), Albert K Preston, Finchley, Middlesex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6Z-37W : 29 August 2015), Albert K Preston, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Altrincham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW3S-8VT : 29 June 2017), Albert Keith Preston, Altrincham, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Preston, Albert Keith; Regimental Number: 1048980; Date of Birth: 07/09/1871; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7965 – 23; Item Number: 586713; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=586713.

1921 Canada Census; Albert Preston [indexed as Albert Penton]; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVR-KLW : 13 April 2017), Albert Keith Preston, 1943.

Albert Keith Preston, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 4, 1943, page 21; Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1943, page 18: “Preston—Passed away on June 3, 1943, Albert Keith Preston of 2046 Beach Ave., in his 83rd year. Survived by his loving wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. William Richmond, New Westminster, B.C., and Mrs. R.C. Thornton, Vancouver, B.C. and 6 grandchildren. Funeral service Sat. at 2:30 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Rev. H.R. Whitehead officiating. No flowers by request.”

 

Charles George Brett (father of Hattie Emily Brett)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYKL-DYW : 6 December 2014), Charles George Brett, Charles George Brett; citing GRANTHAM,LINCOLN,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 432,511, 432,512.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ12-NJT : 30 October 2015), Charles Brett in household of George Brett, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG6M-9DK : 19 June 2017), Charles G Brett, ; 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 Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJP-L6Q : 13 December 2014), Charles George Brett, 1861; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1861, quarter 4, vol. 7A, p. 874, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFFF-HQG : 24 July 2015), Charles G Brett, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JKM-2C4 : 31 December 2014), Charles George Brett, 1875; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Annie Wakefield (mother of Hattie Emily Brett)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJT-G5D : 13 December 2014), Annie Wakefield, 1861; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1861, quarter 4, vol. 7A, p. 874, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JNT-ML6 : 31 December 2014), Annie Brett, 1870; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Hattie Emily Brett (wife of Albert Keith Preston)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X9B-NKQ : 1 October 2014), Hattie E Brett, 1866; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8GS-6Y4 : 6 December 2014), Hattie Emilly Brett, Hattie Emilly Brett; citing , reference item 4 p 148; FHL microfilm 1,040,588.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N1RH-DZZ : 30 December 2014), Hattie Emilly Brett, Hattie Emilly Brett; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 1,040,588.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFFF-HQ5 : 24 July 2015), Harriet E Brett in entry for Charles G Brett, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27V-PHSX : 18 August 2016), Hattie E Brett in household of Margaret A Hancock, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 33, Piece/Folio 3231/20, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,950.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D8Y-N62 : 13 December 2014), Hettie Emily Brett, 1886; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1886, quarter 2, vol. 2A, p. 557, Richmond (Surrey), Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6CX-8T2 : 15 October 2015), Hattie E Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Finchley, Middlesex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6Z-374 : 29 August 2015), Hattie E Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Altrincham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW3S-8VY : 29 June 2017), Hattie Emily Preston, Altrincham, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1921 Canada Census; Hattie Preston [indexed as Hattie Penton] in household of Albert Preston [indexed as Albert Penton]; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVT-RS8 : 13 April 2017), Hattie Emily Preston, 1944.

Hattie Emily Preston, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 3, 1944, page 18; Vancouver Province, March 4,1944, page 21; Vancouver Sun, March 3, 1944, page 19; Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1944, page 19: “Preston—Passed away on March 2, 1944, Hattie Emily, widow of Albert Keith Preston, 2846 [sic: 2046] Beach Ave., in her 78th year. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. William Richmond, New Westminster, B.C., and Mrs. R.C. Thornton, Vancouver, B.C., and 6 grandchildren; also a sister, Mrs. R. Lathbury in England. Funeral service Monday at 2 p.m., in Simons and McBride Funeral Chapel, Rev. H.R. Whitehead officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request.”

“Mrs. Albert Preston,” [obituary], Vancouver Province, March 4, 1944, page 5:

“Final tribute to Hattie Emily Preston, formerly of 2846 [sic] Beach avenue, wife of the late Albert Keith Preston, will be paid Monday at 2 p.m. in Simmons and McBride’s Chapel, Rev. H.R. Whitehead officiating. Cremation will follow.

Born in Grantham, Eng., Mrs. Preston had lived in Vancouver for 32 years. Her husband, the late Albert Keith Preston, was a city broker, with the firm of Orchardson Ltd.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Richmond, New Westminster; Mrs. R.C. Thornton, Vancouve,; six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. R. Lathbury, England.”

 

Kenneth Preston (son of Albert Keith Preston)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XRH-HMN : 1 October 2014), Kenneth Preston, 1887; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barnet, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6CX-FZM : 15 October 2015), Kenneth Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Finchley, Middlesex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6Z-37H : 29 August 2015), Kenneth Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Altrincham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHN-TMN1 : 4 September 2014), Kenneth Preston, 1934; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connections).

 

Audrey Preston (daughter of Albert Keith Preston)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XRN-K94 : 1 October 2014), Audrey Preston, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barnet, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6CX-VT2 : 15 October 2015), Audrey Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Finchley, Middlesex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6Z-37C : 29 August 2015), Audrey Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Altrincham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW3S-8VB : 29 June 2017), Audrey Preston, Altrincham, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-5Z1 : 21 January 2016), William Richmond and Audrey Preston, 05 Jul 1918; citing Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

 

Nelson Hooper Richmond (father of William Richmond)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X3S-VSJ : 1 October 2014), Nelson Hooper Richmond, 1857; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5CY-JKM : 6 December 2014), Nelson Hooper Richmond, ; from “Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records 1760-1913,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing WO 97, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSDD-XG1 : 29 August 2015), Nelson Hooper Richmond, Clee, Lincolnshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Great Grimsby subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Children Smothered,” Daily Mail (Hull, England), issue 3548, February 19, 1897, page 3. Infant son of Nelson Hooper Richmond died by accidental smothering when his mother lay over him. Mother was Charlotte Richmond. Address was number 2, Best’s Buildings, Hope Street, Grimsby.

 

William Richmond (husband of Audrey Preston)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-58S : 21 January 2016), William Richmond and Audrey Preston, 05 Jul 1918; citing Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

 

Enid Preston (Daughter of Albert Keith Preston)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FCV-H9Y : 1 October 2014), Enid Preston, 1900; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6Z-37Z : 29 August 2015), Enid Preston in household of Albert K Preston, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Altrincham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW3S-8V1 : 29 June 2017), Enid Preston, Altrincham, Altrincham, Cheshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-DYP : 21 January 2016), Reginald Christopher Thornton and Enid Preston, 20 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1H-9VH : 13 April 2017), Enid Thornton, 1979.

 

Reginald Christopher Thornton (husband of Enid Preston)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N1PW-735 : 6 December 2014), Reginald Christopher Thornton, Reginald Christopher Thornton; citing High Cross, Hertford, England, reference yr 1846-1924 p 107; FHL microfilm 991,397.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2T-3C5 : 1 October 2014), Reginald Christopher Thornton, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Ware, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q91-3C7 : 27 December 2014), R Christopher Thornton, Apr 1910; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4736, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL13-916 : 13 April 2017), Reginald Christopher Thornton, 1978.

 

Robin Christopher Giles Thornton (son of Enid Preston)

The University of British Columbia; Twenty-Fourth Autumn Congregation for the Conferring Of Degrees; Wednesday, October Twenty-fifth, Nineteen Hundred and Fifty; http://www.book.y-lib.info/17-other/555490-1-wednesday-october-twenty-fifth-nineteen-hundred-and-fifty-musical-prog.php: Heads of the Graduating Classes, May, 1950 The Governor General’s Gold Medal (Head of the Graduating Class for the B.A.degree): Robin Christopher Giles Thornton.

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