Rawlings, William Stanley (1882-1937)

W.S. Rawlings, detail from Board of Park Commissioners, 1919, Vancouver City Archives, Port P468, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/board-of-park-commissioners-13.

W.S. Rawlings, detail from Board of Park Commissioners, 1919, Vancouver City Archives, Port P468, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/board-of-park-commissioners-13.

 

William Stanley Rawlings was the superintendent of Vancouver’s parks from 1913 to 1936. He lived at 1155 Park Road (called Lagoon Drive after 1929) from 1915 to 1937.

 

Early Life

William Stanley Rawlings was born in London, England, on December 6, 1882. His parents were William Henry Rawlings and Ellen Jane Maggs. William Rawlings, Senior was an architect and carpenter.

From 1905 to 1910, William, Junior was the county surveyor of Wiltshire, England. In 1907 he applied for a position as the assistant road surveyor in Cambridgeshire.

 

“Cambs. County Council,” Cambridge Independent Press (Cambridge, England), January 18, 1907; issue 4727, page 5.

“Cambs. County Council,” Cambridge Independent Press (Cambridge, England), January 18, 1907; issue 4727, page 5.

 

While he was in England, he was a pupil and assistant to Allen Shakespeare Wootton (1873-1950), who was the town engineer of Bradford-on-Avon.

 

To Vancouver

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1911. He was the secretary to the Vancouver Parks Board.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1037

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1037

 

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 1343 East 13th Avenue
1913 not listed in Vancouver names
1914 to 1937 1155 Park Road (Lagoon Drive)

 

In 1913 he became the superintendent of Vancouver parks. He also encouraged the parks system to hire Allen Shakespeare Wootton as the parks engineer. (Mr. Wootton lived at 975 Park Road (later Lagoon Drive) from 1914 until 1944.)

 

Marriage to Dora Soul

On February 24, 1914, in Kamloops, British Columbia, William married Dora Winifred Soul. She was born in Totnes, Devonshire, England, in 1883. Her parents were Richard Soul (1842-1922) and Harriet Clarabut (1844-1917).

 

Work as Park Superintendent

William was an enthusiastic support of parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities. He studied reforestation and the care of trees, focusing especially on Stanley Park.

He also promoted the idea of building a marine walkway on the Stanley Park seawall.

 

Later Life

William served as the park superintendent until 1936, when he resigned because of ill health.

He died in Vancouver on August 10, 1937. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

William Stanley Rawlings - obituary - Vancouver Sun - August 11 1937 - page 3 - column 3

Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1937, page 3, column 3.

 

Rawlings Trail in Stanley Park is named for him.

 

Dora: Later Life

In 1937,  Dora moved to Victoria, British Columbia.

In 1949, she moved to Calgary, Alberta.

She died in Calgary on August 21, 1967. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1967, page 21, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1967, page 21, column 3.

 

William and Dora had the following children.

 

John Richard Rawlings

John Richard Rawlings was born prematurely in Vancouver on October 26, 1918.

He lived only eight hours, and he died on October 26. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Richard William Rawlings

Richard William Rawlings was born prematurely in Vancouver on January 17, 1923.

He died on January 18, 1923. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Winnifred Joyce Rawlings

Winnifred Joyce Rawlings was born in Vancouver about 1923. (She was sometimes called “Joyce.”)

She was living with her parents when her father died in 1937.

She married James Crawford Lloyd. He was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 19, 1916.

James died in Calgary on July 31, 1981. He was buried in Queen’s Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Calgary.

 

James Crawford Lloyd - death notice - Calgary Herald - August 1 1981 - page 3 - column 2

Calgary Herald, August 1, 1981, page 3, column 2.

 

Joyce died in Calgary on August 29, 1983. She was buried in Queen’s Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Calgary.

 

Calgary Herald, September 1, 1983, page 58, column 3.

Calgary Herald, September 1, 1983, page 58, column 3.

 

 

Sources

William Henry Rawlings (father of William Stanley Rawlings)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5N-LNV : 13 December 2014), William Henry Rawlings, 1878; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1878, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 539, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-BJFV : 18 August 2016), William Rawlings, St Pancras, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 68, Piece/Folio 216/106, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,360.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JFG-YV3 : 31 December 2014), William Henry Rawlings, 1890; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ellen Jane Maggs (mother of William Stanley Rawlings)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:265H-HVD : 1 October 2014), Ellen Jane Maggs, 1856; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kensington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MP-SVWD : 6 April 2016), Ellen Maggs in household of John Smith, Mitcham, Surrey, 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. (possible connection).

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFVM-CHF : 22 July 2015), Ellen J Maggs in entry for Mary H Maggs, 1871. (possible connection).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5N-9BX : 13 December 2014), Ellen Jane Maggs, 1878; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1878, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 539, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-BJN6 : 18 August 2016), Ellen Rawlings in household of William Rawlings, St Pancras, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 68, Piece/Folio 216/106, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,360.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSV1-ZQJ : 29 August 2015), Ellen J Rawlings, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bradford South Eastern subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

William Stanley Rawlings

The First Hundred Years: An Illustrated Celebration; by R. Mike Steele; Vancouver; Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, 1988, pages 23, 53,76, 81, 210, 213, 217, 219, and 230.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2M-QP2 : 1 October 2014), William Stanley Rawlings, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4JBR-FT2 : 15 October 2015), William S Rawlings in household of Frank Rawlings, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Wiltshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSV1-ZQK : 29 August 2015), William S Rawlings in household of Ellen J Rawlings, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bradford South Eastern subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN18-9Z5 : 6 December 2014), William Stanley Rawlings, 30 Apr 1913; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8V-L2G : 21 January 2016), William Stanley Rawlings and Dora Winifred Soul, 24 Feb 1914; citing Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977.

1921 Canada Census, W. Stanley Rawlings, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; 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:FL2J-DY9 : 30 September 2015), William Stanley Rawlings, 1937.

“Rawlings, Parks Head Here for Quarter Century, Dead; Succumbs to Illness Which Caused Retirement Last Year After Notable Service to City,” Vancouver Province, August 11, 1937, page 6 (includes photograph of W.S. Rawlings.)

“W.S. Rawlings Died Tuesday; Superintendent of Parks in Vancouver 23 Years,” Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1937, page 3 (includes photograph of W.S. Rawlings.)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7FNY : 13 December 2015), William Stanley Rawlings, 1937; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26285586, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26285586.

Rawlings Trail namesake: W.S. Rawlings: http://www.miss604.com/2009/05/vancouver-history-tidbits-stanley-park-trails.html: This is the longest trail in the park so it’s only fitting that it’s named after the longest-serving Parks Superintendent. Rawlings was also credited with having the idea to build the Sea Wall around the park. “It is not difficult to imagine what the realization of such an undertaking would mean to the attractions of the park and personally I doubt if there exists anywhere on this continent such possibilities of a combined park and marine walk as we have in Stanley Park.”

Stanley Park National Historic Site of Canada, Canada’s Historic Places, http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=12546.

Vancouver, British Columbia: Its Parks and Resorts, 1919, by W. S. Rawlings.

 

Richard Soul (father of Dora Winifred Soul)

John Soul: Local Historian, Druid, Shopkeeper and Personality, http://www.druidry.org/library/modern-druidry/john-soul-local-historian-druid-shopkeeper-and-personality. Includes history of Soul family from Olney, Buckinghamshire:

“John Soul was not originally from Amesbury – he was born in Shaftesbury in 1866, the eldest of seven children. His grandfather Richard Soul and three sons were all born in Olney Buckinghamshire. The sons were: John James (the Amesbury John’s father), Edward, and the youngest – also called Richard. Richard the elder had a grocery business in Olney before moving to Shaftesbury where he was a grocer and tea dealer. In 1871 he was in Fisherton Anger and, by 1875, he and all his sons were established in Amesbury.

Richard senior and his son Edward were grocers and bakers, John James was a coal merchant, and Richard junior was a draper who later moved to Totnes Devon to continue his business there.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NQ2-XW2 : 1 October 2014), Richard Soul, 1842; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DL7-P57 : 13 December 2014), Richard Saul, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1871, quarter 1, vol. 3A, p. 592, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJS-V3Y : 24 July 2015), Richard Soul, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-PJVY : 18 August 2016), Richard Junr Soul, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 2064/52, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,648.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WCGT-1MM : 15 October 2015), Richard Soul, Totnes, Devon, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Devon county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9W1-KV1 : 29 August 2015), Richard Soul, Wellington, Somersetshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Wellington subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW9L-6LS : 20 January 2015), Richard Soul, Cullompton, Higher Bull Ring Cullompton, Devonshire, 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.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHQ-NJZC : 4 September 2014), Richard Soul, 1922; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Totnes, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Harriet Clarabut (mother of Dora Winifred Soul)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26B4-M3Y : 1 October 2014), Harriet Clarabut, 1844; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGVP-YHX : 24 July 2016), Harriet Clarabut in household of Daniel Clarabut, Olney, Buckinghamshire, England; citing Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, p. 1, 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 Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KS-761 : 6 April 2016), Harriett Clarabut in household of Daniel Clarabut, Olney, Buckinghamshire, 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 Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLQ-Q7W : 13 December 2014), Harriet Clarabut, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1871, quarter 1, vol. 3A, p. 592, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJS-V3B : 24 July 2015), Harriet Soul in entry for Richard Soul, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-PJKJ : 18 August 2016), Harriet Soul in household of Richard Junr Soul, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 11, Piece/Folio 2064/52, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,648.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WCGY-7MM : 15 October 2015), Harriett Soul in household of Richard Soul, Totnes, Devon, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Devon county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9W1-KKM : 29 August 2015), Harriet Soul in household of Richard Soul, Wellington, Somersetshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Wellington subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW9L-6L3 : 20 January 2015), Harriet Soul, Cullompton, Higher Bull Ring Cullompton, Devonshire, 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.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JC7-Q21 : 31 December 2014), Harriett Soul, 1917; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Tiverton, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-69M4 : 13 December 2015), Harriett Soul, ; Burial, Cullompton, Mid Devon District, Devon, England, Cullompton Cemetery; citing record ID 124161818, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124161818.

 

Dora Winifred Soul

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2C-N7T : 1 October 2014), Dora Winifred Soul, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Totnes, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WCGY-GPZ : 15 October 2015), Dora Winifred Soul in household of Richard Soul, Totnes, Devon, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Devon county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS8P-BDD : 28 August 2015), Dora W Soul in household of Elizabeth Hitchcock, Wiveliscombe, Somersetshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Wiveliscombe subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7RH-PHB : 20 January 2015), Dora Winifred Soul, Taunton St Mary Magdalen Within, , Somersetshire, 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:JD8V-L2K : 21 January 2016), William Stanley Rawlings and Dora Winifred Soul, 24 Feb 1914; citing Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977.

1921 Canada Census, Winifred Rawlings in household of W. Stanley Rawlings, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2M-QKB : 4 December 2014), Dora W Rawlings, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,981.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7FFG : 13 December 2015), Dora Winnifred Rawlings, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26356585, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26356585.

 

John Richard Rawlings (son of William Stanley Rawlings)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-4K42 : 5 October 2015), John Richard Rawlings, 1918.

 

Richard William Rawlings (son of William Stanley Rawlings)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-H2JZ : 5 October 2015), Richard William Rawlings, 1923.

 

Winnifred Joyce Rawlings (daughter of William Stanley Rawlings)

“Rawlings, Parks Head Here for Quarter Century, Dead; succumbs to Illness Which Caused Retirement Last Year After Notable Service to City,” Vancouver Province, August 11, 1937, page 6 (includes photograph of W.S. Rawlings.)

“W.S. Rawlings Died Tuesday; Superintendent of Parks in Vancouver 23 Years,” Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1937, page 3 (includes photograph of W.S. Rawlings.)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-TWTQ : 5 June 2019), Winnifred Joyce Lloyd, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 172582572, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/172582572: “Winnifred Joyce Lloyd; Birth: unknown; Death: 1983; Burial: Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Plot: P-18-002; Memorial ID: 172582572.”

 

James Crawford Lloyd (husband of Winnifred Joyce Rawlings)

James Crawford Lloyd (1916–1981); Birth: 19 JAN 1916, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Death: 31 JUL 1981, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1942-09-538585; James Crawford Lloyd and Kathleen Muriel Sexsmith; date of marriage: September 22, 1942; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a8c5c4b6-59a3-4bbb-82c0-2a1610df4008. [Final decree of divorce granted at Calgary, Alberta on October 4, 1954. File No. D.C.O. 874/101. June 22, 1955.]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-MC6Z : 19 March 2020), James Crawford Lloyd, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 123132019, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/123132019: “James Crawford Lloyd; Birth: 19 Jan 1916, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Death: 31 Jul 1981 (aged 65), Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Burial: Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Plot: Section P, Block 18, Lot 2; Memorial ID: 123132019. James Crawford Lloyd was born 19 Jan 1916 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to James Hartley Lloyd (1881 – 1984) and Louisa Whitney (1881 – 1957). James Crawford Lloyd married Kathleen Sexsmith. He died 31 Jul 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is buried Queens Park Cemetery.”

 

Allen Shakespeare Wootton (park engineer)

Marion and Allen Wootton fonds, University of British Columbia Rare Books and Special Collections; http://rbscarchives.library.ubc.ca/index.php/allen-s-wooton-fonds

Allen Shakespeare Wootton (1873-1950); https://www.myheritage.com/names/allen_wootton

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV6T-SXG : 30 December 2014), Allen Shakespeare Wootton, 14 Sep 1873; citing Brackley, Northampton, England, reference yrs 1857-1884 p 116; FHL microfilm 6,126,775.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XCX-SNY : 1 October 2014), Allen Shakespeare Wootton, 1873; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27C-M2XN : 18 August 2016), Allen Shakespeare Wootton in household of James Allen Wootton, Brackley St Peter, Northamptonshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 15, Piece/Folio 1531/49, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,472.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4YYG-TZM : 14 October 2015), Allen S Wootton, Normanton, Rutland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Rutland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26S7-8NG : 13 December 2014), Allen Shakespeare Wootton, 1900; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1900, quarter 4, vol. 2B, p. 369, Lewes, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSWF-VFT : 29 August 2015), Allen Shakespeare Wootton, South Molton, Devonshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chulmleigh subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BYZN : 2 March 2015), Allen S Wootton, 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:FLPS-WNL : 30 September 2015), Allen Shakespeare Wootton, 1950.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5N-N6S : 30 September 2015), Marion Selby Wootton, 1955.