Renton, James Wigton (1869-1945)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 886.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 886.

James Wigton Renton operated a butcher shop at 1000 Denman Street in 1920.

James Wigton Renton was born on April 11, 1869, in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. His parents were Thomas Renton and Georgina Hill Wigton.

James arrived in Canada about 1903. In 1906 he was working as a butcher in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Henderson's Winnipeg city directory for 1906, page 816; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.7/768.html.

Henderson’s Winnipeg city directory for 1906, page 816; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.7/768.html.

On April 1, 1907, in Winnipeg, James married Catherine (“Kate”) McCuish. She was born in Scotland on November 22, 1881. Her parents were Alick McCuish and Marian Maconald.

The Winnipeg Tribune, May 1, 1907, page 7, column 1.

The Winnipeg Tribune, May 1, 1907, page 7, column 1.

James first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913. He was living at 197 East 31st Avenue, and he was a meat cutter at Spencer’s department store.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1228.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1228.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1913 197 East 31st Avenue
1914 to 1916 1635 East Fourth Avenue
1917 5406 Bruce Street
1918 and 1919 1059 East 27th Avenue
1920 1113 East 27th Avenue
1921 Number 3, 1166 Alberni Street
1922 to 1927 6116 Chester Street
1928 to 1931 6117 Chester Street
1932 to 1937 3330 Barker Street, Burnaby
1938 and 1939 Not listed under Vancouver names
1940 to 1945 2681 East 18th Avenue

In 1915, James wrote a letter to the Vancouver World, setting out his views on the price and quality of meat in British Columbia.

Vancouver Daily World, July 10, 1915, page 6, columns 5-6.

Vancouver Daily World, July 10, 1915, page 6, columns 5-6.

James was a butcher throughout his working life in Vancouver. He retired at the end of February 1944.

James died in Vancouver on October 18, 1945. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Kate died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on February 9, 1957. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Catherine McCuish Renton, Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1957, page 26; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_j1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1239%2C1842246; [same as Vancouver Province, February 12, 1957, page 32].

Catherine McCuish Renton, Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1957, page 26; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_j1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1239%2C1842246; [same as Vancouver Province, February 12, 1957, page 32].

James and Kate had the following children.

 

Georgina Hill Wigton Renton

Georgina Renton was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 19, 1908.

On August 6, 1927, in South Vancouver, she married Norman Creelman, who was a millwright. He was born on May 25, 1906 at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland (The marriage certificate gave his birthplace as Edinburgh, Scotland.) His parents were Peter Creelman and Merdina Morrison.

Norman died in Richmond, British Columbia, on May 14, 1974. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Georgina died on December 7, 1989. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Katrina (“Kate”) Renton

Katrina (“Kate”) Renton was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 23, 1910.

On June 22, 1937, in Vancouver, she married Arthur Leslie Wells, who was a fireman with the Vancouver Fire Department. He was born in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, in 1911. His parents were Jesse Wells and Elizabeth Perry.

Kate died in Vancouver on September 17, 1989. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Arthur died in 1997. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Isabella Core (“Bella”) Renton

Isabella Core (“Bella”) Renton was born in Vancouver on January 17, 1913.

She married Hugh Moore, who was born in Motherwell, Scotland, on October 5, 1907. His parents were Richard Moore and Jane Stratton.

Hugh worked as a welder.

Hugh died in Surrey, British Columbia, on August 11, 1991.

Bella died in Surrey on February 27, 1996.

 

Jemimah (“Mina”) Renton

Jemimah (“Mina”) Renton was born in Vancouver on August 4, 1918.

She died in Vancouver on May 14, 1935. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Sources

Thomas Renton (father of James Wigton Renton)

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTGK-MHW : 8 December 2014), Thomas Renton and Georgina Hill Wigton, 29 May 1863; citing North Berwick,East Lothian,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBG6-WYG : 8 December 2017), Thomas Renton, Dunbar, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 22, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,984.

 

Georgina Hill Wigton (mother of James Wigton Renton)

“Scotland Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBQ5-RL3 : 11 December 2017), Georgina Wigton, North Berwick, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Scotland; from “1861 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012.); citing p. 14, PRO RG 9, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,823.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTGK-MH7 : 8 December 2014), Thomas Renton and Georgina Hill Wigton, 29 May 1863; citing North Berwick,East Lothian,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

 

James Wigton Renton

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYBG-LYV : 2 January 2015), James Wigton Renton, 11 Apr 1869; citing DUNBAR,EAST LOTHIAN,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBG6-WYT : 8 December 2017), James W Renton, Dunbar, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 22, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,984.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3Y-WV25 : 9 October 2015), James Renton, 1906; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 34, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,120.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1907-003160; James Renton and Kate McCursh [sic]; Place of Marriage: Winnipeg; Date of Marriage: April 1, 1907.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-94CM : 15 July 2016), James Renton, 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 Renton, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. 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:FLPM-RZ6 : 8 November 2017), James Wigton Renton, 1945.

James Wigton Renton, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 19, 1945, page 17; Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1945, page 17: “Renton—Oct. 18, 1945, James Wigton Renton of 2681 E. 18th Ave. Survived by his ling wife, three daughters, Mrs. Norman Creelman, Mrs. Arthur Wells of Vancouver, and Mrs. Hugh Moore of Lochdale, B.C.; also three grandchildren. Funeral service in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co.’s Chapel Saturday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. to Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NWN : 13 December 2015), James Wigton Renton, 1945; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26283437, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26283437: “James Wigton Renton; Birth unknown; Death 18 Oct 1945; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; plot HORNE2/*/02/007/0015 (62); Memorial ID 26283437.

 

Catherine McCuish (wife of James Wigton Renton)

“Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:236Y-DDJ : 4 December 2014), Kate Mccuish, 1903; citing Immigration, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication T843 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,404,192. [possible connection].

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1907-003160; James Renton and Kate McCursh [sic]; Place of Marriage: Winnipeg; Date of Marriage: April 1, 1907.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-94C9 : 15 July 2016), Kate Renton in entry for James Renton, 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, Kate Renton in household of James Renton, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. 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:FL57-PR9 : 8 November 2017), Catherine Mccuish Renton, 1957.

Catherine McCuish Renton, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 12, 1957, page 32; Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1957, page 26; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_j1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=y4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1239%2C1842246.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NWZ : 13 December 2015), Catherine Mcg. Renton, 1957; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26283438, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26283438: “Catherine Mcg. Renton; Birth unknown; Death 9 Feb 1957; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE2/*/02/007/0016 (62); Memorial ID 26283438.

 

Georgina Hill Wigton Renton (daughter of James Wigton Renton)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1908-007317; Georgina Hill Wighton Renton; Sex: Female; Date of Birth: February 19, 1908; Place of Birth: Winnipeg; Mother: Kate McBush [sic]

1921 Canada Census, Georgina Renton [indexed as Georgina Renton] in household of James Renton, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. 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:JDD9-H7B : 21 January 2016), Norman Creelman and Georgina Hill Wigton Renton, 06 Aug 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13754, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,507.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SBHY : 11 July 2016), Georgina Hill Wigton Renton Creelman, 1989; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26355153, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26355153: “Georgina Hill Wigton Renton Creelman; Birth 19 Feb 1908 Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Death 7 Dec 1989 Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE2/*/02/007/0016 (62); Memorial ID 26355153.

 

Norman Creelman (husband of Georgina Renton)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLH-5KG : 27 December 2014), Norman Creelman, May 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4776, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD9-HW9 : 21 January 2016), Norman Creelman and Georgina Hill Wigton Renton, 06 Aug 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13754, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,507.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBK-XL6 : 8 November 2017), Norman Creelman, 1974.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SBCV : 13 December 2015), Norman Creelman, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26355154, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26355154. Norman Creelman; Birth 1906 City of Edinburgh, Scotland; Death May 1974 Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; plot HORNE2/*/02/007/0016 (62); memorial ID 26355154; “. . . Son of Peter Creelman and Murdina/Merdina {Morrison} Creelman, both of Scotland; Norman Creelman was born at Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland (although when he married, he gave his birth place as Edinburgh). . .”

 

Katrina Renton (daughter of James Wigton Renton)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1910-009840; Kate Renton; Sex: Female; Date of Birth: March 23, 1910; Place of Birth: Winnipeg; Mother: Kate McTabish [sic].

1921 Canada Census, Katrina Renton [indexed as Katrine Renton] in household of James Renton, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. 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:QKNL-VY97 : 21 January 2016), Arthur Leslie Wells and Kate Renton, 22 Jun 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-017020; Kate Wells; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17138; date of death: September 17, 1989; place of death: Vancouver; Age at Death: 79; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/404d41b9-fd80-4a5f-8c8f-7625facb49e1; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/20aaa177-8f00-4172-83bd-639bc73334b6.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WHH8 : 13 December 2015), Kate Wells, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26355155, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26355155: “Kate Wells; Birth unknown; Death unknown; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE2/*/02/007/0016 (62); Memorial ID 26355155; Gravesite Details Buried on Sep-28-1989.

 

Arthur Leslie Wells (husband of Katrina Renton)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSL-1QX : 27 December 2014), Arthur Wells, Dec 1911; citing Immigration, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4838, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-VY9S : 21 January 2016), Arthur Leslie Wells and Kate Renton, 22 Jun 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-W416 : 13 December 2015), Arthur Leslie Wells, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26355046, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26355046: “Arthur Leslie Wells; Birth 1911; Death 1997; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE2/*/01/037/0012 (306); Memorial ID 26355046.

 

Bella Renton (daughter of James Wigton Renton)

1921 Canada Census, Bella Renton in household of James Renton, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-004270; Isabella Core Moore; date of death: February 27, 1996; place of death: Surrey; age at death: 83; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fb0ad5b3-21ea-4375-ae52-f133e5c5e329; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6f5cea7e-dcdb-41c5-b33d-3e92e329f45b.

 

Hugh Moore (husband of Bella Renton)

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5V-YTY : 3 April 2016), Hugh Moore in household of Richard Moore, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 5, line 2; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,966.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-010171; Hugh Moore; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17151; date of death: June 11, 1991; place of death: Surrey; Age at Death: 83; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7c8930a9-f201-40b7-85b2-8111d43b9821; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6d875775-d05a-4d83-8f77-53a11c5dc2ec

 

Jemimah Renton (daughter of James Wigton Renton)

1921 Canada Census, Mina Renton in household of James Renton, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. 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:FLGR-43T : 8 November 2017), Jemimah Renton, 1935.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7NWJ : 13 December 2015), Jemimah Renton, 1935; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26325993, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26325993: “Jemimah Renton; Birth unknown; Death 14 May 1935; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot HORNE2/*/02/007/0015 (62); Memorial ID 26325993.”