Reilly, Thomas (1870-1940)

Thomas Reilly was a building contractor. He lived at 1897 Beach Avenue in 1906 and 1907.

He was born on March 29, 1870, in Wattle Flat, New South Wales, Australia. His parents were John and Hannah Reilly.

On September 21, 1905, in Vancouver, Thomas married Eliza Blanche Brough, who was the widow of Thomas Maurice (or Morris) Brough. (Further information about Eliza appears on the page for Eliza Blanche Brough.)

Thomas and Eliza lived at 1897 Beach Avenue until about 1907.

By 1911, they were in the Cedar Cottage area of South Vancouver.

By about 1926, Thomas had retired; he and Eliza were living at the foot of Pratt Road in Gibson’s Landing, British Columbia.

Eliza died at Gibson’s Landing on March 29, 1939. She was buried at Seaview Cemetery in Gibson’s Landing.

On December 16, 1939, in Vancouver, Thomas married Helen Winn, who was the widow of William Whitehead Winn. Helen was born in Tunbridge Wells, England, on August 1, 1891. Her father was George Turner. Her mother was Fanny Ford.

Thomas died on July 6, 1940, in Vancouver. He was buried at Gibson’s Landing.

Helen was still living in Gibson’s Landing in 1945. She later married Frank Gibson. Helen died in Vancouver on January 12, 1981.

 

Sources

Thomas Reilly

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-L2GF : 13 December 2015), John Reilly, 1920; Burial, Wattle Flat, , New South Wales, Australia, Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery; citing record ID 80770952, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80770952: Birth: 1838; Death: Dec. 21, 1920; Inscription: Husband of Hannah Maria; Burial: Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery, Wattle Flat, New South Wales, Australia.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-L2G6 : 13 December 2015), Hannah Maria Reilly, 1920; Burial, Wattle Flat, , New South Wales, Australia, Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery; citing record ID 80770949, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80770949: Birth: 1844; Death: Nov. 2, 1920; Inscription: Wife of John; Burial: Wattle Flat Anglican Cemetery, Wattle Flat, New South Wales, Australia.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-5CN : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Reilly in household of Edward Hobson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-6MY : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Thomas Reilly and Elisa Blanche Brough, 21 Sep 1905; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 53 South Vancouver, page 40, family 46, lines 1-2, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63014&highlight=1&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thos.+Reilly

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-483537; Thomas Reilly and Helen Winn; date of marriage: December 16, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939483537.jpg

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKG-THX : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Thomas Reilly, 06 Jul 1940; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13168, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953628.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-ZFKH : 13 December 2015), Thomas Reilly, ; Burial, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Seaview Cemetery; citing record ID 109553229, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109553229: Birth: 1870; Death: 1940; Burial: Seaview Cemetery; Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.

Sunshine Coast News, September 29, 1981, page 2, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/coastnews/date/1981-09-29#2!reilly, “The Lee family brought this photo along when, in 1917, they moved from Albion to Pender Harbour. Thomas Reilly, upon his retirement here, had a Cadillac of about the vintage of this one transported by steamer to the whart at Gibson’s Landing. Occasionally, from his home at the foot of Pratt Road, before Gower Point Road had come into being, he drove along routes that had been built with horses for the use of horse and waggon. After a few years, Thomas sequestered his anomalous Cadillac—the only one of its kind in this vicinity—in his barn, and resorted to a more practical Model T ford.” [Includes photograph of Cadillac automobile.]

 

Helen Turner (wife of Thomas Reilly)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-HL9 : 21 January 2016), William Whitehead Winn and Helen Turner, 02 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-483537; Thomas Reilly and Helen Winn; date of marriage: December 16, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2015/MRG/MRG_1939483537.jpg

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMS-M3P : 30 September 2015), Helen Gibson, 1981.

 

William Whitehead Winn (husband of Helen Turner)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XMG-F22 : 1 October 2014), William Whitehead Winn, 1864; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZP-LSJ : 24 July 2015), William Whitehead Winn in entry for Sarah Frances Winn, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D6Z-2RX : 13 December 2014), William Whitehead Winn, 1889; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1889, quarter 2, vol. 9A, p. 238, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-HLQ : 21 January 2016), William Whitehead Winn and Helen Turner, 02 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, 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:FL2J-VM4 : 30 September 2015), William Whitehead Winn, 1937. (first husband of Helen Turner)

3 thoughts on “Reilly, Thomas (1870-1940)

  1. Pingback: Thomas Reilly (1870-1940) | westendvancouver

  2. This is interesting…..Thomas’ uncle was my great great grandfather James Reilly…brother of this John Reilly….they came to Wattleflat from Killeshandra Ireland in the early 1860’s….

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