Ross, Willard Webster (1864-1940)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1161.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1161.

Willard Webster Ross was a real estate broker. He lived at 1816 Alberni Street from 1911 to 1915.

Willard Webster Ross was born on February 9, 1864, in Simonds, New Brunswick. His parents were William and Hannah Ross.

In 1881 and 1891, he was living with his parents in New Brunswick.

On December 20, 1893, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, he married Annie E. Foster. She was born on July 29, 1876. Her parents were George F. Foster and Maria Black.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1910. He was living at 1155 Melville Street. He resided at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 1155 Melville Street
1911 to 1915 1816 Alberni Street
1916 to 1919 Not listed under Vancouver names
1920 1876 East 36th Avenue (possible connection)
1921 1666 West Sixth Avenue (possible connection)
1922 and 1923 1876 East 36th Avenue (possible connection)
1924to 1930 Not listed under Vancouver names
1931 to 1939 1163 Comox Street

Willard served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was a member of the Railway Construction Corps.

Railway Construction Corps -1st Reinforcing Draft, Nominal Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e444/e011087798.pdf [edited image].

Railway Construction Corps -1st Reinforcing Draft, Nominal Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e444/e011087798.pdf [edited image].

He may have worked as a miller after the war.

In 1931 he was retired. From 1931 to 1939, he lived at 1163 Comox Street, which was the home of Mrs. M.H. Ross.

Willard died in Vancouver on March 4, 1940. The informant on his death registration was Mary Ross, of 1164 Comox Street, who described herself as Willard’s sister-in-law.

No further information is available for Annie.

It appears that Willard and Annie did not have any children.

 

Sources

William Ross (father of Willard Webster Ross)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6Z-WN3 : 30 June 2017), William Ross, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13182, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,818.

 

Charlotte M. (wife of William Ross)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6Z-WNQ : 30 June 2017), Charlotte M. Ross in household of William Ross, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13182, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,818.

 

Willard Webster Ross

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4MF-S96 : 1 April 2016), Webster W Ross, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 8, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10384, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,110.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6Z-WN7 : 30 June 2017), Willard W. Ross in household of William Ross, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13182, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,818.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK8-6WV : 3 August 2016), Webster Ross, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148100.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBX-BX8D : 6 March 2015), N Webster Ross and Annie E Foster, 20 Dec 1893; citing Florenceville, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,944,026.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBX-BX8V : 6 March 2015), W Weletin Ross and Annie E Foster, 20 Dec 1893; citing Simonds, , New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,944,026.

Newspaper & Documents write-ups about Carleton County People; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbcarlet/newspage35.htm: Press Newspaper Jan 8, 1894; Marriages: “Ross-Foster.-At the residence of the bride’s father, G. F. Foster, Esq., Middle Simonds, Dec.20th, by Rev. A. A. Hayward, W. Webster Ross, of Middle Simonds, to Miss Annie E. Foster, of same place.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-VHR : 27 April 2017), W Walder Ross, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=6220&highlight=48&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+W.+Webster+Ross.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2SP : 15 July 2016), W Webster Ross, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1W3X : 16 July 2016), W W Ross, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Ross, Willard Webster; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 502016; Date of Birth: 09/02/1871; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8486 – 53; Item Number: 612268; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=612268.

1921 Canada Census, Willard W. Ross, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 15; Census Place: Edgewood, Kootenay West, British Columbia; Page Number: 13; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. (possible connection)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Y-CHR : 13 April 2017), Willard Webster Ross, 1940.

Willard Webster Ross, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 5, 1940, page 17; Vancouver Sun, March 5, 1940, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2zNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1186%2C699602 [link leads to column 2; death notice is in column 1]: “Ross—On March 4, 1940, at 1163 Comox St., Willard Webster Ross, aged 76 years. Survived by 1 cousin, Mr. E.B. Ross, city; other relatives in New Brunswick. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Wed., march 6, at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Andrew Roddan officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request.”

“W.W. Ross,” obituary, Vancouver Province, March 6, 1940, page 27: “Last rites for Williard [sic] Webster Ross, aged 76, of 1163 Comox, who died on Monday, were held today in Center & Hanna funeral chapel. Rev. Andrew Rossan conducted the services, and the remains were cremated. Born in New Brunswick, Mr. Ross had lived here for eleven years. He is survived by a cousin”.

 

George Frederick Foster (father of Annie E. Foster)

George F Foster, Carleton County Nb Families; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=carletoncountynb&id=P1314: “Name: George F Foster; Birth: 1843 in New Brunswick Canada; Marriage: Maria Black; b: 1846 in New Brunswick Canada; Children: Elizabeth Esther Foster b: Jul 23, 1864 in Charleston, Carleton Co., NB; George Fred Foster b: 1867; Albion Rouidolph Foster b: Nov 25, 1871 in Middle Simonds, Carleton Co, NB.

“New Brunswick Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQMB-11Z : 8 November 2014), George F Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing line number 540, p. 14; Library and Archives Canada number C-999-1000, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 517,270.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4MX-B7V : 1 April 2016), George F Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 42, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10384, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,110.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6Z-67M : 30 June 2017), George F. Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13182, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,818.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK8-X3T : 3 August 2016), Gearge F Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148100; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148100-00150.

George Frederick Foster, death notice, Woodstock Dispatch, July 22, 1896; http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=3c2c67b3-1e80-40c4-b049-efa86e276025&r=1&ni=1791: “d. At his home Middle Simonds, 15th inst., George Frederick FOSTER, deputy sheriff of Carleton Co., age 53 years.”

George F Foster, death notice, Woodstock Press, July 20, 1896; http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=bfff7bd1-5450-4513-a3de-6b101fa3650a&r=1&ni=1790: “The death of George F. Foster occurred Wednesday 15th inst. He was born at Middle Simonds (Carleton Co.) and spent his life there. He had been married three times and leaves three sons and six daughters. His wife died about eight months ago. He was a constable of the county and deputy sheriff for many years. His funeral took place Friday afternoon. He was a member of the Woodstock Masonic Lodge. Services at the house were rendered by Revs. Cahill, Flewelling, Phillips and Currie. The Masons formed in procession and conveyed the casket to the grave where the body was interred under the ritual of that order. They were followed by a large number of Foresters of which order deceased was a member. The Foresters also rendered their funeral ritual at the grave.”

 

Maria Black (mother of Annie E. Foster)

Maria Black, Carleton County Nb Families; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=carletoncountynb&id=P1310: “Name: Maria Black; Birth: 1846 in New Brunswick Canada; Marriage: George F Foster, b: 1843 in New Brunswick Canada; Children: Elizabeth Esther Foster b: Jul 23, 1864 in Charleston, Carleton Co., NB; George Fred Foster b: 1867; Albion Rouidolph Foster b: Nov 25, 1871 in Middle Simonds, Carleton Co, NB.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6Z-679 : 30 June 2017), Harriet M. Foster in household of George F. Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13182, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,818.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK8-X3Y : 3 August 2016), Marijah Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148100; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148100-00150.

Maria Foster; death notice; Daily Telegraph; Saint John, New Brunswick; December 30 1895; http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=f01396b5-c0c2-45f0-a4eb-d08de2dd50ff&r=1&ni=105204: “d. Middle Simonds (Carleton Co.) Dec. 18th, Maria Foster w/o George Foster, deputy sheriff, 44th year.”

 

Annie E. Foster (wife of Willard Webster Ross)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLY-27J : 27 November 2014), Annie E. Foster, 29 Jul 1876; citing Middle Simonas, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, 29 Jul 1876, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,943,963.

“New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTS1-HMR : 2 January 2015), Annie E Foster, 29 Jul 1876; citing Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, certificate , Provincial Archives, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,943,963.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6Z-67W : 30 June 2017), Annie Foster in household of George F. Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13182, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,818.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK8-XQM : 3 August 2016), Annie Foster, Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148100; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148100-00151.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBX-BX8F : 6 March 2015), N Webster Ross and Annie E Foster, 20 Dec 1893; citing Florenceville, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,944,026.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBX-BX8K : 6 March 2015), W Weletin Ross and Annie E Foster, 20 Dec 1893; citing Simonds, , New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 1,944,026.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-VHT : 27 April 2017), Annie Ross, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=6220&highlight=49&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Annie+Ross

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2S5 : 15 July 2016), Annie Ross in entry for W Webster Ross, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1W3F : 16 July 2016), Anney Ross in entry for W W Ross, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

 

Albion R. Foster (brother of Annie E. Foster)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKQ-44S : 27 April 2017), Albion R Foster, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-Q77W : 6 March 2015), Albion Foster and Evoline Campbell, 05 Apr 1900; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2,024,698.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-BV17 : 6 March 2015), Albion R Foster and Anna Grace Smith, 16 Jun 1926; citing Woodstock Town, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2,320,198.