Robertson, Gideon (1834-1920)

Gideon Robertson, 1880, Vancouver City Archives, Port P515; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/gideon-robertson.

Gideon Robertson, 1880, Vancouver City Archives, Port P515; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/gideon-robertson.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1150 (edited image).

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1150 (edited image).

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 931 (edited image).

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 931 (edited image).

Gideon Robertson was a real estate broker. He lived at 847 Denman Street from 1912 to 1914 and at 1875 Robson Street from 1915 to 1920.

Gideon Robertson was born on September 17, 1834 in Roxburgh, Selkirk, Scotland. His parents were Thomas Robertson (1804-1878) and Jessie Rutherford (1809-1889).

Gideon and his parents arrived in Canada in the 1850s.

On September 11, 1862, in Toronto, Gideon married Elizabeth Muckle (sometimes called “Elizabeth Elliot” or “Elizabeth Elliot Muckle Watson”). She was born in Northumberland, England on May 3, 1841. Her parents were Patrick Muckle and Mary Briggs.

In 1862, Gideon and Alfred J. Stroud took over William Davie’s grocery business in Toronto.

Alfred Stroud and Gideon Robertson, successors to William Davies, classified ad, Toronto Globe, December 22, 1862, page 2, column 8.

Alfred Stroud and Gideon Robertson, successors to William Davies, classified ad, Toronto Globe, December 22, 1862, page 2, column 8.

In 1871, Gideon and Elizabeth were living in Toronto. Gideon was a commission merchant.

Toronto City Directory, 1871-1872, page 152; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1871-72.pdf.

Toronto City Directory, 1871-1872, page 152; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1871-72.pdf.

In 1882, Gideon was associated with Robertson Brothers, who were confectionery manufacturers.

Toronto City Directory, 1882, page 395 (selected portions); http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1882.pdf.

Toronto City Directory, 1882, page 395 (selected portions); http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1882.pdf.

In 1883, Gideon, Elizabeth and their daughter, Annie, went to British Columbia. They travelled overland from Toronto to Omaha, Nebraska, and then to San Francisco. Then they went on the side-wheeler “S.S. Dakota” from San Francisco to Victoria, British Columbia.

Gideon later recalled that the trip was in May. This list of passengers in the Victoria Daily Colonist includes “G. Robertson, wife and dau,” which seems to refer to Gideon, Elizabeth and Annie.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 5, 1883, page 3, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18830605uvic/18830605#page/n2/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 5, 1883, page 3, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18830605uvic/18830605#page/n2/mode/1up.

Gideon went to New Westminster in July 1883, and toured the lower mainland of British Columbia. He correctly concluded that the Canadian Pacific Railway would have its terminus at Granville (later Vancouver), not at Port Moody, as some people thought.

In 1886 and 1887, Gideon was in Victoria, where he set up a real estate business.

British Columbia Directory, 1884-1885, page 68 (Victoria).

British Columbia Directory, 1884-1885, page 68 (Victoria).

In 1886 he became a justice of the peace for British Columbia.

He sold the first lot in Vancouver townsite.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 11, 1903, page 2, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19031011uvic/19031011#page/n1/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 11, 1903, page 2, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19031011uvic/19031011#page/n1/mode/1up.

By 1887, he had his own real estate business in Vancouver.

British Columbia Directory, 1887, page 233.

British Columbia Directory, 1887, page 233.

The Robertsons appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1887 Cordova Street (unnumbered)
1889 to 1891 327 Oppenheimer Street
1892 to 1898 630 Burrard Street
1899 to 1911 664 Burrard Street
1912 to 1914 847 Denman Street
1915 to 1921 1875 Robson Street (streets only in 1920) (Mrs. Robertson in 1921)
1922 to 1925 1010 Bidwell Street (Mrs. Robertson)

Gideon, Elizabeth and Annie were in the Vancouver society directories in 1908 and 1914.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 75.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 75.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 58.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 58.

In December 1909, Gideon, Elizabeth and Annie went to California for four months.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 20, 1910, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19100420uvic/19100420#page/n4/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 20, 1910, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19100420uvic/19100420#page/n4/mode/1up.

In December 1910, they travelled again to California.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 11, 1910, page 5, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53315uvic#page/n4/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 11, 1910, page 5, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53315uvic#page/n4/mode/1up.

At the time of the 1911 Canada census, Gideon, Elizabeth and Annie were staying at Glencoe Lodge, 1001 Georgia Street.

Glencoe Lodge, detail from postcard, about 1910, https://www.flickr.com/photos/45379817@N08/11051195286/

Glencoe Lodge, detail from postcard, about 1910, https://www.flickr.com/photos/45379817@N08/11051195286/

In October 1911, they moved from Glencoe Lodge to 847 Denman Street. They stayed there for about three years, when they moved to 1875 Robson Street.

In 1919, the Vancouver Province had a long feature article describing Gideon’s experiences in early Vancouver.

“Sold Vancouver’s First Lot—Is Eighty-five Today,” Vancouver Province, September 17, 1919, page 4.

“Sold Vancouver’s First Lot—Is Eighty-five Today,” Vancouver Province, September 17, 1919, page 4.

Gideon died in Vancouver on February 26, 1920. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Elizabeth and Annie stayed at 1875 Robson until 1921. By 1922 they were at 1010 Bidwell Street

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on January 2, 1925. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Gideon and Elizabeth had the following children.

 

Mary Patrick (“Polly”) Robertson

Mary Patrick (“Polly”) Robertson was born on March 10, 1863, in Toronto, Ontario.

On January 12, 1886, in Toronto, she married John Alva Carveth (sometimes called “J. Alva Carveth), who sold medical books and medical supplies. He was born on July 7, 1863, in Port Hope, Ontario.

J.A. Carveth and Company, bookseller’s ticket; Canadian Bookplates; Adventures in Canada's Ex Libris, Book, Ephemera, and Library History; http://canadianbookplates.blogspot.ca/2011/06/medical-bookplates-2-canadas-great-war.html.

J.A. Carveth and Company, bookseller’s ticket; Canadian Bookplates; Adventures in Canada’s Ex Libris, Book, Ephemera, and Library History; http://canadianbookplates.blogspot.ca/2011/06/medical-bookplates-2-canadas-great-war.html.

Mary died in Toronto on September 24, 1901. She was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

Mary P. Carveth, death notice, Toronto Globe, September 25, 1901, page 12, column 7.

Mary P. Carveth, death notice, Toronto Globe, September 25, 1901, page 12, column 7.

John later married Mary Louise Barker (1879-1950).

John died on October 12, 1945 in Scarborough, Ontario (now part of Toronto). He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

J. Alva Carveth, obituary, in “Hurt Crossing Road, Stanley Hannah Dies,” Toronto Star, October 13, 1945, page 5, column 5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qfE6AAAAIBAJ&sjid=fyoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2526%2C19914382.

J. Alva Carveth, obituary, in “Hurt Crossing Road, Stanley Hannah Dies,” Toronto Star, October 13, 1945, page 5, column 5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qfE6AAAAIBAJ&sjid=fyoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2526%2C19914382.

John Alva Carveth, Toronto Star, October 13, 1945, page 25; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qfE6AAAAIBAJ&sjid=fyoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1117%2C19884091.

John Alva Carveth, Toronto Star, October 13, 1945, page 25; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qfE6AAAAIBAJ&sjid=fyoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1117%2C19884091.

John and Mary had several children: Laura Rutherford Carveth, Berta E. Carveth, Mary Edith Carveth, Walter Alva Carveth, and Fred Gideon Carveth.

 

Annie Rutherford Robertson.

Annie Rutherford Robertson was born in Toronto, Ontario, on August 15, 1870.

She never married.

She lived with her parents until 1920 and with her mother until 1925.

She continued to live in Vancouver until at least the early 1930s.

She died on February 13, 1950, and she was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Jessie Elliott Robertson

Jessie Elliott Robertson was born in Toronto on February 21, 1872. She died in Toronto on April 13, 1876.

 

Sources

Thomas Robertson (father of Gideon Robertson)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “International Genealogical Index (IGI),” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MSWP-XNC : accessed 2017-07-20), entry for Thos Robertson: Spouse: Jessie Rutherford; Marriage: 14 December 1832; Selkirk, Selkirk.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X118-21M : 8 December 2014), Thomas Robertson, 25 Nov 1804; citing , SELKIRK, SELKIRK, SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,067,928, 102,277.

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYD9-SYJ : 13 October 2014), Thomas Robertson, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 4, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,824.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43R-1ZC : 13 November 2014), Thos Robertson, St Partick’s Ward, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 65, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9970, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,300; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396300_00628.pdf.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH64-TDH : 28 November 2014), Thomas Robertson, 27 May 1878; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot O 150, line 7019, volume Volume 06, 1877-1883, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,041. [Note: buried in Necropolis Cemetery; removed to Mount Pleasant Cemetery on May 17, 1882.]

 

Jessie Rutherford (mother of Gideon Robertson)

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYD9-SYV : 13 October 2014), Jessie Robertson, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 4, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,824.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43R-1ZZ : 13 November 2014), Jessie Robertson in household of Thos Robertson, St Partick’s Ward, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 65, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9970, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,300; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396300_00628.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFS-L4P : 30 June 2017), Jessie Robertson in household of William Robertson, St-Thomas Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 100; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008181824.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWD-966 : 24 June 2015), Jessie Robertson, 22 Oct 1889; citing York, Ontario, Canada, pg 569 cn 017624, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,493.

 

Gideon Robertson

Gideon Robertson, Vancouver Voters, 1886; Richmond, British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1994, page 595.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “International Genealogical Index (IGI),” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MSW8-8CL : accessed 2017-07-20), entry for Gideon Robertson: Birth: 17 September 1834; Christening: 19 October 1834, Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland.

“Scotland Census, 1841,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYD9-SY2 : 13 October 2014), Gideon Robertson, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland; from “1841 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 4, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,824.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-4HPT : 31 March 2017), Gideon Robertson and Elizabeth Muckle, 11 Sep 1862; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,065.

Freight Elevating and Transport Apparatus, Patent Number 404,658; Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 47, Issues 6-13, June 4, 1889, page 1308; https://books.google.ca/books?id=uPx8AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1308&lpg=PA1308&dq=%22gideon+robertson%22#v=onepage&q=%22gideon%20robertson%22&f=false. Wiliam H. Russell, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, assignor of one-third to Gideon Robertson. Patented in Canada, February 18, 1888, number 28,542.

 

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-NRH : 13 November 2014), Gideon Robertson, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00665.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-8CD : 30 June 2017), Gideon Robertson, St-James Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182088.pdf.

  1. M. S. S. Co.’s Steamer “Dakota,” Daily Alta California, Volume 27, Number 9060, January 22, 1875, page 1, column 1; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DAC18750122.2.2&srpos=3&e=22-01-1875-22-01-1875–en–20-DAC-1–txt-txIN-dakota——-1.

Justice of Peace List, 1889; from the ‘B.C. Sessional Papers, 1889’; extracted by Hugh Armstrong ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/jplist1889.htm: “To an Order of the House for a return of the names and residence, with date of appointment of all persons on the Commission of the Peace of the Province: . . . Robertson, Gideon/Elect. Dist. New Westminster/18th May 1886/Vancouver.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3FS : 13 November 2014), G Robertson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00193.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ro to Rt; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votero.htm: “Robertson, Gideon, 630 Burrard St, Real estate agent, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MLV : 27 April 2017), Gideon Robertson, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Robertson and Company; https://www.memorybc.ca/robertson-and-company: “Robertson and Company, an early Vancouver real estate firm, was formed around 1887 by Gideon Robertson (1834-1919). Robertson’s principal partner was R.C. Tatlow. The company appears to have functioned until 1905, although Robertson remained in the real estate business after that date.”

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 14, 1909, page 5, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19091214uvic/19091214#page/n4/mode/1up: “Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Robertson and Miss Robertson, of Vancouver, have left for California. They will be away for about four months.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9S2Y : 2 March 2015), Gideon Robertson in entry for Gordon Hunt, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, October 11, 1911, page 5: Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Robertson are moving this week from Glencoe Lodge to the house on Denman street formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Springer.”

“Sold Vancouver’s First Lot—Is Eighty-five Today,” Vancouver Province, September 17, 1919, page 4

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-YP8 : 13 April 2017), Gideon Robertson, 1920.

“Death Claims Three Well – Known Citizens; Mr. Gideon Robertson, Mr. William Cowderoy and Mr. Leonard Patterson Pass Away,” Vancouver Daily World, February 27, 1920, page 17: “Mr. Gideon Robertson, one of the best known of Vancouver’s pioneers, and one of those who took part in planning the site of the city in the early eighties, passed away at his residence, 1875 Robson Street, in his 86th year. A native of Selkirk, Scotland, he came to Canada when he was a young man and as early as 1883 left the city of Toronto for British Columbia, then little known even in Eastern Canada. The journey to Victoria was made via Chicago, Council Bluffs and San Francisco, where, after five days’ wait Mr. Robertson, his wife and daughter, with several other pioneers, Journeyed north by the old side-wheeler “Dakota,” reaching the Capital City after a five days’ trip from ’Frisco and three weeks from Toronto. His wife and daughter, Miss Annie Robertson, survive him. He engaged in the real estate business first with the late Hon. R. G. Tatlow and later entered partnership with the late Mr. John Campbell McLagan, under the firm name of Robertson, McLagan & Company . . .. He was engaged in the real estate business for many years. . . .To the last Mr. Robertson evinced keen interest in all matters pertaining to the development of the city . . ..”

“Two Pioneers of City Die; Gideon Robertson and Wm. Cowderoy Were Here in Early Days; Former Sold the First Lot in Vancouver—Owned Post Office Site,” Vancouver Province, February 27, 1920, page 12

Gideon Robertson, Vancouver World, February 27, 1920, page 22; Vancouver World, February 28, 1920, page 26; Vancouver Province, February 27, 1920, page 25; Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1920, page 10: “Deaths: Robertson: died at his residence, 1875 Robson street, on Thursday February 26, Gideon Robertson in his 86th year. Funeral from the family residence on Saturday, February 28. Funeral private. Kindly omit flowers.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7D9Y : 13 December 2015), Gideon Robertson, 1920; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26315472, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26315472.

British Columbia Probate Files; Gideon Robertson, British Columbia Supreme Court; Vancouver Court Registry; probate number P-06536; first page of probate file: last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-2FRK?i=2605&wc=M69J-S29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333293801&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-2NZJ?i=2627&wc=M69J-S29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333293801&cc=2014768.

 

Elizabeth (Elliot) Muckle (Watson)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-MD93 : 31 March 2017), Gideon Robertson and Elizabeth Muckle, 11 Sep 1862; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,065.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-N55 : 13 November 2014), Lizzie Robertson, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00665.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-8C6 : 30 June 2017), Elizabeth Robertson in household of Gideon Robertson, St-James Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182088.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3F3 : 13 November 2014), E Robertson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00193.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MLK : 27 April 2017), Elizabeth Robertson, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9S2B : 2 March 2015), Elizabeth Robertson in entry for Gordon Hunt, 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; [Mrs.] Gideon Robertson; 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:FL24-85P : 13 April 2017), Elizabeth Watson Robertson, 1925.

“Mrs. E.W. Robertson, Widow of Pioneer Real Estate Operator, Dies,” Vancouver Province, January 3, 1925, page 36:

“Another old-timer of Vancouver passed away Friday morning in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Watson Robertson, widow of Gideon Robertson, who was a prominent real estate operator in the early days and also the first agent for the Goldie & McCulloch safes in this city.

Mr. Robertson died several years ago and the widow resided with her daughter, Miss A.R. Robertson, at 101 Bidwell street. She passed peacefully away in her sleep.

Mr. and Mrs. Robertson lived in Victoria for a short time and took up their residence in Vancouver as soon as the city was founded. Although 83 years of age, and in somewhat feeble health, Mrs. Robertson was well enough to attend the Christmas dinner at Glencoe Lodge last week, on which occasion she met many old friends.

The funeral will take place from the family residence on Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock to Mountain View Cemetery.”

Elizabeth Robertson, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 3, 1925, page 25; Vancouver Sun, January 3, 1925, page 12: “Robertson—On January 2, 1925, at her residence, 1010 Bidwell St., Vancouver, B.C., Elizabeth Robertson, widow of Gideon Robertson, Esq., in her 84th years. Funeral private, on Monday morning, Jan. 5, 1925.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7DMJ : 13 December 2015), Elizabeth W. Robertson, 1925; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281261, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26281261.

 

Mary Robertson (daughter of Gideon Robertson)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-N5K : 13 November 2014), Mary Robertson, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00665.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ5-W1M : 10 April 2015), John Alva Carveth and Mary Patrick Robertson, 12 Jan 1886; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,215.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGN-6NC : 27 April 2017), Mary Carveth, Toronto (east/est) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=105445&highlight=31&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Mary+Carveth.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD2Z-XW5 : 25 June 2015), Mary P. Carveth, 24 Sep 1901; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1901 cn 3608, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,089.

Mary P. Carveth, death notice, Toronto Globe, September 25, 1901, page 12, column 7: “Carveth—At Balmy Beach, Toronto, on Tuesday morning, September 24th, 1901, Mary P. (Polly), wife of Mr. J. Alva Carveth. Funeral (private) on Thursday afternoon, September 26th, at 2 o’clock.”

Mary Patrick Carveth, death notice, Vancouver Daily World, September 25, 1901, page 8: “Word has been received of the death at Toronto of Mary Patrick, wife of J. A. Carveth, of that city. The deceased was the eldest daughter of Gideon Robertson, one of Vancouver’s best known pioneer residents.”

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH6Z-Z76 : 28 November 2014), Mary P Carveth, 26 Sep 1901; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot L 21 18, line 15607, volume Volume 02, 1896-1908, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,049.

 

John Alva Carveth (husband of Mary Patrick Robertson)

John Alva Carveth, 1863 – 1945; https://www.myheritage.com/names/john_carveth.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43Y-D6T : 13 November 2014), John A Carveth, Port Hope, East Durham, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9979, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,303.

Canadian Patent Office Record, Volume 22; November 1894, page 880; https://books.google.ca/books?id=uLlQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA880&lpg=PA880&dq=%22john+alva+carveth%22#v=onepage&q=%22john%20alva%20carveth%22&f=false

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3C-DYP : 27 December 2014), John Alva Carveth, Sep 1905; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-485, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276B-S4X : 2 March 2015), John A Carveth, 1911; citing Census, Toronto East Sub-Districts 1-12, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,525.

  1. Alva Carveth; Injuries Fatal to Scarboro Man, Toronto Globe and Mail, October 13, 1945, page 5 [online article illegible].

John Alva Carveth, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, October 13, 1945, page 20 [online article illegible].

 

Mary Louise Barker (wife of John Alva Carvety)

Mary Louise Barker Carveth, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, December 18, 1950, page 32.

 

Laura Rutherford Carveth (daughter of Mary Robertson)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27Z1-21W : 10 April 2015), Thomas Milfred Roy Bridges and Laura Rutherford Carveth, 11 Jun 1914; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,021,807.

 

Thomas Milfred Roy Bridges (husband of Laura Rutherford Carveth)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27Z1-213 : 10 April 2015), Thomas Milfred Roy Bridges and Laura Rutherford Carveth, 11 Jun 1914; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,021,807.

 

Edith Carveth (daughter of Mary Robertson)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2L1-7PJ : 27 November 2014), Edith Carveth, 01 Nov 1888; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 01 Nov 1888, reference cn 45306; FHL microfilm 1,845,894.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLY6-TPP : 5 December 2014), Edith Carveth, 01 Nov 1888; citing Toronto, York, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,894.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM84-RPT : 15 January 2016), Edith Carveth, 01 Nov 1888; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,894.

 

Berta Earnscliffe Carveth (daughter of Mary Robertson)

The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs, by Brian Douglas Tennyson; Lanham, Maryland, 2013, page 78, note 438; https://books.google.ca/books?id=b458joZ7F8wC&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=Berta+Earnscliffe+Carveth#v=onepage&q=Berta%20Earnscliffe%20Carveth&f=false

Carveth, Berta (Earnscliffe) [1891-1984]. “Diary of a Canadian Nurse Unit Four,” in We Wasn’t Pals: Canadian Poetry and Prose of the First World War, eds. Barry Callaghan and Bruce Meyer. Toronto: Exide Editions, 2001, xxvii, 233 . . . Excerpts from her diary, June—July 1916. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Carveth studied nursing in Rochester, New York, and immediately went to England where she served at the Queen’s Military Hospital, Beachborough Park. She never nursed again after the war. In 1929 she married William Hartley Griffin Snider of Toronto.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2LQ-46P : 27 November 2014), Berta Eruscliffe Carveth, 07 Jun 1891; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 07 Jun 1891, reference cn 3119; FHL microfilm 1,846,441.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLLC-2ZR : 5 December 2014), Berta Eruscliffe Carveth, 07 Jun 1891; citing Toronto, York, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,846,441.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMZ7-372 : 15 January 2016), Berta Eruscliffe Carveth, 07 Jun 1891; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,441.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGN-6N8 : 27 April 2017), Berta E Carveth in household of Mary Carveth, Toronto (east/est) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X6-QVK : 2 March 2015), Berta Carveth in entry for John A Carveth, 1911; citing Census, York Centre Sub-Districts 1-42, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,535.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKJT-SPL : 11 December 2014), Hartley W Snider, 12 Mar 1937; citing Toronto, , Ontario, 002986, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,283.

William Hartley G. Snider, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, March 13, 1937, page 2.

Berta E. Snider, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, May 23, 1984, page C10.

 

Mary Eva Carveth (daughter of Mary Robertson)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2XR-83P : 27 November 2014), Mary Eva Carveth, 12 Aug 1896; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 12 Aug 1896, reference p 215 cn 046444; FHL microfilm 1,846,559.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMZG-W3X : 15 January 2016), Mary Eva Carveth, 12 Aug 1896; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,559.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276B-S4F : 2 March 2015), Mary Carveth in entry for John A Carveth, 1911; citing Census, Toronto East Sub-Districts 1-12, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,525.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKM5-NL26 : 13 April 2015), Harold Nixon and Mary Eva Carveth, 18 Jun 1921; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,295,102.

Mary Eva Carveth and Harold Nixon, wedding description, Toronto Globe; June 22, 1921, page 8.

Mary E. Nixon, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 5, 1983, page 56.

 

Harold Nixon (husband of Mary Eva Carveth)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKM5-NL2Z : 13 April 2015), Harold Nixon and Mary Eva Carveth, 18 Jun 1921; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,295,102.

 

Walter Alva Carveth (son of Mary Robertson)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2VG-3MK : 27 November 2014), Walter Alva Carveth, 31 Dec 1897; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 31 Dec 1897, reference cn 1402; FHL microfilm 1,928,123.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ1W-HBT : 15 January 2016), Walter Alva Carveth, 31 Dec 1897; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,928,123.

Walter Alva Carveth, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, January 16, 1971, page 47.

 

Fred Gideon Carveth (son of Mary Robertson)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2Y9-9YC : 27 November 2014), Fred Gideon Carveth, 17 Apr 1900; citing York, Ontario, 17 Apr 1900, reference P198 RN3598; FHL microfilm 2,056,231.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMX1-KTL : 15 January 2016), Fred Gideon Carveth, 17 Apr 1900; citing Birth, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,056,231.

 

Annie Rutherford Robertson (daughter of Gideon Robertson)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM42-VVW : 15 January 2016), Annie Ritherford Robertsen, 15 Aug 1870; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,844,885.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43T-N5K : 13 November 2014), Mary Robertson, St David’s Ward, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9972, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,301; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396301_00665.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-8CX : 30 June 2017), Annie Robertson in household of Gideon Robertson, St-James Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182088.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-3FQ : 13 November 2014), C R Robertson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00193.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ML2 : 27 April 2017), Annie R Robertson in household of Elizabeth Robertson, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9S21 : 2 March 2015), Annie R Robertson in entry for Gordon Hunt, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC6-LVTQ : 4 September 2014), Annie R Robertson, 1950; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Kensington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-78YC : 13 December 2015), Annie R. Robertson, 1950; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281262, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26281262.

 

Jessie Elliott Robertson (daughter of Gideon Robertson)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3W-NG9 : 15 January 2016), Jessie Elliott Robertson, 21 Feb 1872; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,844,890.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3G5-361 : 28 November 2014), Jessie Robertson, 08 May 1876; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot L 126, line 5374, volume Volume 05, 1875-1877, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,040. [date of death: April 13, 1876].