Reed, James Beresford (1878-1927)

James Beresford Reed was a grocer and proprietor of the English Bay Tea Rooms. He lived at 1200 Denman Street in 1911 and 1912.

James Beresford Reed was born in Leicestershire, England in 1878. His father was Charles Reed. His mother was Susannah Wright.

James immigrated to Canada about 1905.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1908 (and possibly in 1907). He lived at the following addresses.

1907 Woods Hotel (Hastings Street and Carrall Street) (possible connection)
1908 1021 Richards Street
1909 Hotel Edward (205 Cambie Street)
1910 803 Drake Street
1911 1200 Denman Street
1912 number 28, 950 Bidwell Street
1913 to 1915 number 25, 950 Bidwell Street
1916 1021 South Semlin Drive
1917 2262 Parker Street
1918 and 1919 1896 West 5th Avenue
1920 not listed under Vancouver names
1921 1115 Lily Street
1922 and 1923 1963 Grant Street
1924 1862 Charles Street
1925 number 3, 1902 Charles Street
1926 not listed under Vancouver names

James worked as a clerk in H.A. Edgett’s grocery store from 1908 to 1910.

On June 22, 1910, in Vancouver, James married Elizabeth Jane Beatrice Galbraith (often called “Beatrice”). She was born in Seaforth, Ontario on September 20, 1887. Her father was John Galbraith. Her mother was Susanna McCallum.

From 1911 to 1914 James was the proprietor of the English Bay Tea Rooms

In 1916 he was a clerk with the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Later he worked as a grocer, meat cutter, and fruit dealer.

About 1924, James became a patient at Essondale, British Columbia. He died at Essondale on October 28, 1927. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

On September 17, 1930, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Beatrice married Charles Phillip Martin, who was a railway conductor. He was born in Deseronto, Ontario, on September 18, 1886. His father was William Martin. Charles’s mother was Harriet L Salter.

Beatrice died in Vancouver on March 8, 1966. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Charles died in New Westminster on August 31, 1976.

 

James and Beatrice had the following children.

 

Aileen S. Reed

Aileen S. Reed was born in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver, about 1911.

In 1921 she was living with her parents.

In 1976 she was known as Aileen S. Dennis. She was living in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Joseph Beresford Reed

Joseph Beresford Reed was born in Vancouver on November 24, 1915.

He worked as an engineer.

He married Olga Potkonyak. She was born in Vancouver on December 27, 1916. Her father was Jovo Potkonyak. Her mother was Masha Yerkovich.

Olga died in Vancouver on July 18, 1968.

Joseph died in Vancouver on December 10, 1991.

 

Sources

James Beresford Reed

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XF9-1QF : 1 October 2014), James Beresford Reed, 1878; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-RJ5 : 21 January 2016), James Beresford Reed and Beatrice Galbraith, 22 Jun 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

Social and Personal, Vancouver World, June 24, 1910, page 2: “The marriage of James Beresford Reed, proprietor of the English Bay tea rooms and Miss Beatrice Galbraith, took place on Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian manse. The happy pair afterwards left for Seattle, where they are spending their honeymoon.”

Society, Vancouver Province, June 24, 1910, page 5: “The marriage of Mr. James Beresford Reed and Miss Beatrice Galbraith took place quietly on Wednesday. They have gone to Seattle for their honeymoon.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGY5 : 2 March 2015), James Beresford Reed, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census; James Reed, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; 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:FL2F-84D : 30 September 2015), James Reed, 1927.

James Beresford Reed, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 30, 1927, page 25; Vancouver Sun, October 29, 1927, page 18: “Reed—Passed away on Oct. 28, at a local institution, James Beresford Reed, in his 49th year, late of 1902 Charles St. There remains to mourn his loss, besides his sorrowing wife, one son, Joseph, and one daughter, Aileen. Funeral service will be held from Harron Bros. & Williamson’s parlors, 55—10th Ave. East, on Monday, Oct. 31, at 2 o’clock, Rev. R.R. Morrison officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Funeral of James B. Reed,” Vancouver Province, October 31, 1927, page 19: “Funeral services for James Beresford Reed, aged 48, of 1902 Charles street, who passed away Friday, were held at 2 p.m. at Harron Bros. & Williamson’s chapel. Rev. R.R. Morrison officiated and interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, a son, Joseph, and a daughter, Aileen.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7X67 : 13 December 2015), James Reed, 1927; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26326650, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26326650.

 

John Galbraith (father of Elizabeth J. Beatrice Galbraith)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL7-3TQ : 13 November 2014), John Galbraith, E, Huron (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Susannah McCallum (mother of Elizabeth J. Beatrice Galbraith)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL7-3T7 : 13 November 2014), Susanah Galbraith in household of John Galbraith, E, Huron (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Elizabeth Jane Beatrice Galbraith (wife of James Beresford Reed)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGQ-1X5 : 15 January 2016), Eliza Jane Beatris Galbraith, 20 Sep 1887; citing Birth, McKillop, Huron, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,885.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLW-RKL : 13 November 2014), Eliza J B Galbraith, McKillop, Huron South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148147.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL7-3TZ : 13 November 2014), Eliza J B Galbraith in household of John Galbraith, E, Huron (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-RJL : 21 January 2016), James Beresford Reed and Beatrice Galbraith, 22 Jun 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

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

1921 Canada Census; Beatrice Reed in household of James Reed, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-N5Z : 21 January 2016), Charles Phillip Martin and Beatrice Reed, 17 Sep 1930; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTT-HV9 : 30 September 2015), Elizabeth Jane Beatrice Martin, 1966.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-PS1F : 13 December 2015), Beatrice E. J. Martin, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35299289, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35299289.

 

Charles Phillip Martin (husband of Elizabeth Jane Beatrice Galbraith)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-N56 : 21 January 2016), Charles Phillip Martin and Beatrice Reed, 17 Sep 1930; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL13-LWS : 30 September 2015), Charles Phillip Martin, 1976.

 

Susannah Aileen Reed (daughter of James Beresford Reed)

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

1921 Canada Census; Aileen Reed in household of James Reed, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Joseph Beresford Reed (son of James Beresford Reed)

1921 Canada Census; Joseph Reed in household of James Reed, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8; 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:FLB8-D4Z : 30 September 2015), Olga Reed, 1968.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-022230; Joseph Beresford Reed; date of death: December 10, 1991; place of death: Vancouver; age: 76; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/60c9379f-e253-404b-a82c-aeffda8712da; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c3a67db8-9b38-48ec-82bc-39e3552ba7da.

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