Rush, Spencer Stanley Frederick (1888-1955)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 749 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 749 [edited image].

Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush was a chauffeur who lived at 1096 Denman Street in 1917 and 1918.

Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush was born in Bermondsey, London, England, on November 19, 1888. (His name sometimes appears as “Spencer Stanley Rush,” “Frederick Rush,” “Stanley P. Rush,” or “S.S.F. Rush.”) His parents were Spencer Rush (possibly 1862-1924) and Ruth Farrow (about 1861-1892).

Spencer sailed to Canada in June 1910. He arrived in Quebec City, on his way to Hamilton, Ontario.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1911. From 1911 to 1921, he lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1911 771 Homer Street (listed as Stanley Rush)
1912 Not listed in Vancouver names
1913 1025 Davie Street (listed as F. Rush)
1914 Not listed in Vancouver names
1915 3433 East 23rd Avenue (Stanley S. Rush)
1916 Not listed in Vancouver names
1917 1096 Denman Street (Stanley P. Rush)
1918 1096 Denman Street (under streets only)
1919 to 1920 Not listed in Vancouver names
1921 Broadway and Sperling (Burnaby Lake)
1922 to 1924 Not listed in Vancouver names

On December 18, 1912, in Vancouver, he married Margaret Isabella Williamson. She was born in Ballygawley, Ireland, on October 18, 1891. Her parents were William Williamson and Ann Jane Adams.

Spencer worked as a chauffeur for most of his time in Vancouver.

By 1938, Spencer and Margaret were living in Victoria, British Columbia. Spencer was the proprietor of the Oscar Residential Hotel at 1261 Oscar Street.

Margaret died in Victoria on June 29, 1948. She was buried in Royal Oak Burial Park in Royal Oak, British Columbia.

Spencer died in Victoria on April 7, 1955. He was buried in Royal Oak Burial Park.

Spencer and Margaret did not have any children.

 

Sources

Spencer Rush (father of Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N84-2XW : 1 October 2014), Spencer Rush, 1862; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hartismere, Suffolk, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFNX-5MR : 23 June 2017), Spencer Rush in entry for Robert Rush, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DDM-92F : 13 December 2014), Spencer Rush, 1886; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1886, quarter 2, vol. 1B, p. 489, Islington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3RQF-8PZ : 1 April 2016), Spencer Rush, Islington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26MK-19K : 13 December 2014), Spencer Rush, 1897; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1897, quarter 4, vol. 3A, p. 433, Barnet, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X96Y-C39 : 8 April 2016), Spencer Rush, Arkley (Herts), Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing South Mimms subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW4D-FHD : 2 August 2017), Spencer Rush, Arkley, , Middlesex, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH4-CHDG : 4 September 2014), Spencer Rush, 1924; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Barnet, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

 

Ruth Farrow (mother of Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D8B-4NT : 13 December 2014), Ruth Farrow, 1886; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1886, quarter 2, vol. 1B, p. 489, Islington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3RQF-DPZ : 1 April 2016), Ruth Rush in household of Spencer Rush, Islington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JJ1-6Y4 : 31 December 2014), Ruth Rush, 1892; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mary Ann Cosway (step-mother of Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26MJ-MDF : 13 December 2014), Mary Ann Cosway, 1897; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1897, quarter 4, vol. 3A, p. 433, Barnet, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X96Y-C3S : 8 April 2016), Mary A Rush in household of Spencer Rush, Arkley (Herts), Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing South Mimms subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW4D-FH6 : 2 August 2017), Mary Ann Rush in household of Spencer Rush, Arkley, , Middlesex, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XPZ-CD3 : 1 October 2014), Spencer Stanley Rush, 1886; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. Olave Bermondsey, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3RQF-F3Z : 1 April 2016), Stanley Rush in household of Spencer Rush, Islington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X96Y-C3Q : 8 April 2016), Spencer S Rush in household of Spencer Rush, Arkley (Herts), Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing South Mimms subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2T-G1K : 27 December 2014), S S Rush, Jun 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4767, 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:JD88-SPN : 21 January 2016), Spencer Stanley Rush and Margaret Isabella Williamson, 18 Dec 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-5N9 : 13 April 2017), Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush, 1955.

Frederick Rush, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 10, 1955, page 22: “Rush—In Victoria, B.C., on April 7, 1955, Mr. Frederick Rush, aged 69 years; born in England, and a resident of Victoria for the past 18 years, residing at 631 Pandora Avenue. He is survived by his nephew, L.C.T. Wigley, and two nieces, Mrs. Ian Flower, of Victoria, and Mrs. William Locke, of Sooke, B.C. Arrangmentments will be announced later by the Sands Mortuary Ltd., directors of funeral service.

 

Margaret Isabella Williamson (wife of Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD88-SP6 : 21 January 2016), Spencer Stanley Rush and Margaret Isabella Williamson, 18 Dec 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5T-YF9 : 13 April 2017), Margaret Isabella Rush, 1948.

Margaret Isabella Rush, death notice, July 1, 1948, page 15, column 1; July 3, 1948, page 15, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0748uvic_0#page/n14/mode/1up: “Rush—On June 29, 1948, at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Margaret Isabella, beloved wife of Spencer Stanley Frederick Rush, 3120 Frechette Street, aged 57; born in Ireland and a resident of Victoria for 11 years. Besides her husband she leaves a sister, Mrs. W. Murphy, Williamstown Road, Franklinville, N.J., and other sisters and brothers in Ireland; [(on July 1 only) nephew, Lawrence Wigley, Victoria.] [(on July 3 only)two nephews, Rev. Canon. W.S. Noble, 487 [?] Eleventh Street E., Prince Albert, Sask., and Lawrence Wigley, Victoria] two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Locke of Sooke, B.C., and Mrs. Violet Fowler of Lake Hill, B.C. Funeral from Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Interment in Royal Oak Burial Park.”

 

Eliza Jane Williamson (sister of Margaret Isabella Williamson)

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR4G-99Z : 8 December 2014), Eliza Jane Williamson, 17 Dec 1876; citing Ballygawley, Tyrone Co , Ireland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 255,964.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-6X1 : 21 January 2016), Charles Thomas Lawrence Wigley and Elizabeth Williamson, 18 Jun 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL25-5VL : 13 April 2017), Elizabeth Betty Wigley, 1946.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-5VZ : 13 April 2017), Charles Thomas Lawrence Wigley, 1942.

Charles Thomas Lawrence Wigley, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 3, 1942, page 16, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0342uvic_0#page/n15/mode/1up.

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