Sawers, Campbell William (1853-1928)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1076.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1076.

Campbell William Sawers was a lawyer who lived at 1834 Barclay Street from 1911 to 1919.

 

Family Background

Campbell William Sawers was born in Peterborough, Ontario on October 19, 1853. His parents were Augustus Sawers (about 1820-1861) and Mary Crawford.

Augustus Sawers was from Scotland. In 1840, he arrived New York City, on his way to what was then called Upper Canada.

Year: 1840; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 043; Line: 17; List Number: 515. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Augustus Sawers; Arrival date: 23 Jul 1840; Birth Date: abt 1820; Age: 20; Gender: Male; Port of Departure: London and Portsmouth, England; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Westminster.

Year: 1840; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 043; Line: 17; List Number: 515. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Augustus Sawers; Arrival date: 23 Jul 1840; Birth Date: abt 1820; Age: 20; Gender: Male; Port of Departure: London and Portsmouth, England; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Westminster.

Augustus settled at first in Douro, Upper Canada, where he built a short-lived sawmill. In 1845 he married Mary Crawford, the daughter of Colonel Walter Crawford and Eliza Hays.

Augustus was a farmer in Smith township for about 10 years. He then moved to Peterborough, where he was with a company that attempted unsuccessfully to build a road to Bobcaygeon.

In 1854 he started the Peterborough Examiner newspaper. He became the mayor of Peterborough in 1860.

He died on August 6, 1861, and he was buried in Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough.

On April 7, 1864, in Peterborough, Mary married John Whyte. He was born in Scotland about 1823. His parents were Peter Whyte and Ann Wilson.

"Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-7G8W : 16 March 2018), John Whyte and Mary Sawers, 07 Apr 1864; citing Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,063.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-7G8W : 16 March 2018), John Whyte and Mary Sawers, 07 Apr 1864; citing Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,063.

Toronto Globe, April 12, 1864; page 2, column 9.

Toronto Globe, April 12, 1864; page 2, column 9.

In 1871 and 1881, John and Mary were living in Peterborough.

It appears that Mary died in Peterborough on February 4, 1883.

 

Campbell’s Schooling and Legal Career in Ontario

Campbell went to school in Peterborough, and then he studied law in Toronto, Ontario. It appears that he was also a law student in New Hampshire in 1876.

The "Times" Business Directory and Book of Reference for Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1876, page 42, column 2.

The “Times” Business Directory and Book of Reference for Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1876, page 42, column 2.

In 1877 he became a lawyer and notary public in Peterborough.

Legal Intelligence, Toronto Globe, May 26, 1877; page 5, column 2.

Legal Intelligence, Toronto Globe, May 26, 1877; page 5, column 2.

Provincial Appointments, Toronto Globe, July 9, 1877; page 2, column 5.

Provincial Appointments, Toronto Globe, July 9, 1877; page 2, column 5.

 

Marriage to Clarissa McLeod

On October 23, 1878, in Peterborough, Campbell married Clarissa Lucretia McLeod. She was born in Port Hope, Ontario about 1853. Her parents were Duncan McLeod and Sarah Jane Gilchrist.

Campbell became a town councillor in 1883, and he ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1884.

In 1884 his biography appeared in a history of Peterborough County.

History of the County of Peterborough, Ontario, by Charles Pelham Mulvany and Charles M. Ryan; Toronto, C. Blackett Robinson, 1884, pages 588-589.

History of the County of Peterborough, Ontario, by Charles Pelham Mulvany and Charles M. Ryan; Toronto, C. Blackett Robinson, 1884, pages 588-589.

On October 16, 1886,Clarissa died in Ontario, probably in Peterborough.

 

Marriage to Florence Stephens

On August 28, 1889, in Toronto, Ontario, Campbell married Florence Adelaide Stephens.

Campbell William Sawers and Florence Adelaide Stephens, marriage notice; attached to: Florence Adelaide (Flossie) Stephens (1861–1942); Birth: 22 MAR 1861, Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario; Death: 11 NOV 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Campbell William Sawers and Florence Adelaide Stephens, marriage notice; attached to: Florence Adelaide (Flossie) Stephens (1861–1942); Birth: 22 MAR 1861, Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario; Death: 11 NOV 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Florence was born in Meaford (or Owen Sound), Ontario, on March 17, 1860. Her parents were Robert and Mary Stephens (possibly Robert Everett Stephens (1819-1881)) and Margaret Jane Cunningham (1828-1908)).

Toronto Examiner, April 15, 1846, unknown page, cited in Reid’s Marriage Notices (1813-1854), by William D. Reid; Lambertville, New Jersey, Hunterton House, 1980, page 238; reprinted by Clearfield Company Inc. for Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc,; Baltimore, Maryland, 2000; Ancestry.com. Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Toronto Examiner, April 15, 1846, unknown page, cited in Reid’s Marriage Notices (1813-1854), by William D. Reid; Lambertville, New Jersey, Hunterton House, 1980, page 238; reprinted by Clearfield Company Inc. for Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc,; Baltimore, Maryland, 2000; Ancestry.com. Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Campbell continued to practice law in Peterborough until the late 1890s.

Peterborough Directory, Including Ashburnham, 1897, page 149, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/peterboroughdire1897unio#page/n160/mode/1up.

Peterborough Directory, Including Ashburnham, 1897, page 149, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/peterboroughdire1897unio#page/n160/mode/1up.

 

Move to British Columbia

Sometime between 1897 and 1899, Campbell moved to British Columbia.

In February 1899, he became a British Columbia notary public.

British Columbia Gazette, February 9, 1899, page 182, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett39nogove_v4h4#page/182/mode/1up [selected portion of announcements].

British Columbia Gazette, February 9, 1899, page 182, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett39nogove_v4h4#page/182/mode/1up [selected portion of announcements].

In April 1899, he opened an office in Atlin, British Columbia.

Vancouver Daily World, April 17, 1899, page 8, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, April 17, 1899, page 8, column 3.

Campbell Sawers first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1899. He was living at 717 Nicola Street and working as a barrister at 22 Cordova Street.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 252.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 252.

From 1899 to 1928, the Sawers family lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1899 717 Nicola Street
1900 1600 Robson Street
1901 No home address under Vancouver names
1902 1319 Georgia Street
1903 to 1910 1357 Georgia Street
1911 to 1919 1834 Barclay Street
1920 1448 Comox Street
1921 1326 Harwood Street
1922 to 1924 Number 11, 725 Jervis Street
1925 Number 3, 610 Jervis Street
1926 to 1928 1280 Haro Street

In the fall of 1899, Campbell advertised that he was staying in Atlin over the winter.

The Atlin Claim, September 9, 1899, page 2, column 3.

The Atlin Claim, September 9, 1899, page 2, column 3.

In March 1900, Campbell was in Atlin, apparently planning for Florence and the Sawers children to move there as well.

If Florence and the children did go to Atlin, they did not stay for long. Except for vacations and other travel, they remained in Vancouver. Campbell commuted to Atlin for several periods during the next few years, before he also returned to Vancouver for the rest of his legal career.

In 1908 and 1914, Campbell and Florence were in the Vancouver society directories.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 79.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 79.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 60.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 60.

In 1919, when Florence went to California for the winter, Major McGuire and his wife were staying at 1834 Barclay Street.

Vancouver Daily World, February 15, 1919, page 6, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, February 15, 1919, page 6, column 3.

Campbell continued to practice law during the 1920s. He died in Vancouver on December 22, 1928. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Province, December 24, 1928, page 20.

Vancouver Province, December 24, 1928, page 20.

His will left most of his assets to Florence, except for two life insurance policies that he gave in one-third shares to Florence and to his two sons.

Florence died in Vancouver on November 21, 1942. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Province, November 23, 1942, page 17.

Vancouver Province, November 23, 1942, page 17.

Campbell Sawers and Clarissa McLeod had the following children.

 

Unnamed boy Sawers

Campbell and Clarissa had an unnamed still-born boy who was born in Peterborough, Ontario, on October 27, 1879.

"Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQZ-TLR : 16 July 2017), Sawers, 27 Oct 1879; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,223.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQZ-TLR : 16 July 2017), Sawers, 27 Oct 1879; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,223.

 

Crawford Sawers

Crawford Sawers was born in Peterborough, Ontario on March 28, 1881.

In 1897, he was living with his parents in Peterborough, and he was a clerk in his father’s law office.

Peterborough Directory, Including Ashburnham, 1897, page 149, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/peterboroughdire1897unio#page/n160/mode/1up.

Peterborough Directory, Including Ashburnham, 1897, page 149, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/peterboroughdire1897unio#page/n160/mode/1up.

He moved to British Columbia with his parents.

On the evening of September 30, 1899, he, Gerald Mannion and Clarence Mannion were in a small sailboat which they were attempting to sail to the Mannion family home on Bowen Island. Apparently a storm capsized their boat, and they were never seen again.

Vancouver Daily World, October 4, 1899, page 7, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 4, 1899, page 7, column 3.

The searchers found the boat, along with a hat from one of the Mannion boys.

Vancouver Daily World, October 6, 1899, page 8, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, October 6, 1899, page 8, column 2.

Advertisements appeared in the local newspapers, offering a reward for further information. Nobody found anything, and it appeared that all three boys had drowned.

Vancouver Daily World, October 11, 1899, page 4, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, October 11, 1899, page 4, column 5.

Although Crawford had died in 1899, he appeared in the 1900 Vancouver directory, which showed him still living with his parents at 1600 Robson Street in Vancouver.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 914.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 914.

Joseph Mannion, the father of Gerald and Clarence Mannion, died in Lillooet, British Columbia on September 9, 1918.

Vancouver Daily World, September 12, 1918, page 112, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 12, 1918, page 112, column 6.

 

Norman Campbell Sawers

Norman Campbell Sawers was born in Peterborough, Ontario on November 21, 1882.

He was an accomplished athlete who played many sports, including rugby and basketball. He was probably most famous for his rowing and canoeing skills: he won championships for singles, doubles and fours.

N. C. Sawers, 1914, detail from 1914 Vancouver Rowing Club Eight on Rowing Club float, Coal Harbour; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 66-09; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1914-v-r-c-vancouver-rowing-club-eight-on-rowing-club-float-coal-harbour.

N. C. Sawers, 1914, detail from 1914 Vancouver Rowing Club Eight on Rowing Club float, Coal Harbour; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 66-09; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1914-v-r-c-vancouver-rowing-club-eight-on-rowing-club-float-coal-harbour.

In 1908 he became a member of the J. Fyfe Smith Company Limited, which was a firm of hardwood lumber merchants. This company was his main business interest for the rest of his life. (James Fyfe Smith (1869-1953) was an Australian who had arrived in Canada in 1904. Despite earlier financial setbacks in Australia, he seems to have been successful in Canada. Along with his lumber business, he was also interested in sports, especially cricket and rowing.)

Vancouver Daily World, August 6, 1908, page 16, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, August 6, 1908, page 16, column 6.

On August 18, 1915, Norman signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He had a distinguished war career, and he won a military cross.

Vancouver Daily World, August 21, 1916, page 5, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, August 21, 1916, page 5, column 5.

On March 24, 1920, in Vancouver, Norman married Edith Geraldine Mason. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, on September 10, 1888. Her parents were Alfred Effingham Mason (1860–1940) and Clara Jane Dack (1861–1944).

Vancouver Daily World, March 25, 1920, page 6, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, March 25, 1920, page 6, column 4.

In 1912, Edith had been married to Roy Lansdowne Moore, who died in Vancouver on March 5, 1914.

The Ottawa Journal, March 13, 1914, page 13, column 4.

The Ottawa Journal, March 13, 1914, page 13, column 4.

Norman and Edith lived in Vancouver until the 1950s.

In later years Norman was an executive on the Vancouver Rowing Club, although he was no longer an active rower. His main sporting activity was golf.

Norman C. Sawers, about 1950, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 371-1811; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/norman-c-sawers.

Norman C. Sawers, about 1950, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 371-1811; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/norman-c-sawers.

Norman died in Vancouver on December 30, 1955. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Province, December 31, 1955, page 29; Vancouver Sun, December 31, 1955, page 28, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6TtlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1263%2C5638131.

Vancouver Province, December 31, 1955, page 29; Vancouver Sun, December 31, 1955, page 28, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6TtlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1263%2C5638131.

Edith died in North Vancouver on April 1, 1976. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Norman and Edith had the following children.

 

Norman Mason Sawers

Norman Mason Sawers was born in Vancouver on April 6, 1926.

He studied at the University of British Columbia, and became a mechanical engineer.

He was a housebuilder on Vancouver’s north shore.

About 1961 he bought the Sylvia Hotel, which he operated for five decades.

He died in Vancouver on September 30, 2012.

 

Geraldine Clara Sawers

Geraldine Clara Sawers was born in Vancouver on August 2, 1921.

She married Andrew Hogarth Rathie (1921-1975).

Geraldine died in Vancouver on January 6, 2011.

 

Owen Cuthbert Sawers

Owen Sawers, 1901, detail from West End Boys Cricket Club and Laing’s School, University College, Victoria; Vancouver City Archives, LP 222; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-boys-cricket-club-and-laings-school-university-college-victoria.

Owen Sawers, 1901, detail from West End Boys Cricket Club and Laing’s School, University College, Victoria; Vancouver City Archives, LP 222; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-boys-cricket-club-and-laings-school-university-college-victoria.

Owen Cuthbert Sawers was born on December 17, 1884, in Peterborough, Ontario.

In 1891, he was living with his parents in Peterborough, Ontario.

In 1901 and 1911, he and his family were in Vancouver.

After leaving school, he worked as an insurance agent.

On September 22, 1914, at Valcartier, Quebec, he signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

In December 1914, he was with the Canadian forces in London, England.

Vancouver Daily World, December 11, 1914, page 17, column 5 [street address should be 1834 Barclay Street].

Vancouver Daily World, December 11, 1914, page 17, column 5 [street address should be 1834 Barclay Street].

He went missing while leading a charge near St. Julien in Belgium. The military forces concluded that he died on April 22, 1915.

 

Campbell Sawers and Florence Stephens had a son.

 

Basil Lindsay Sawers

Basil Lindsay Sawers was born in Peterborough, Ontario on November2, 1891.

Basil Sawers, about 1904, detail from [A class in front of Queen’s School at the southwest corner of Barclay Street and Cardero Street] Vancouver City Archives, Sch P154; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/class-in-front-of-queens-school-at-southwest-corner-of-barclay-street-and-cardero-street.

Basil Sawers, about 1904, detail from [A class in front of Queen’s School at the southwest corner of Barclay Street and Cardero Street] Vancouver City Archives, Sch P154; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/class-in-front-of-queens-school-at-southwest-corner-of-barclay-street-and-cardero-street.

He studied at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and he worked as a mining engineer.

On September 23, 1914, he signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He received the Military Cross and Bar.

Supplement to the London Gazette, August 16, 1917, page 8356, column 1; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30234/supplement/8356/data.pdf.

Supplement to the London Gazette, August 16, 1917, page 8356, column 1; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30234/supplement/8356/data.pdf.

McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918; Montreal, McGill University, 1926, page 203; https://archive.org/stream/McGillLibrary-mua_honor-roll-1914-1918-5249/mua_honor-roll-1914-1918#page/n206/mode/1up.

McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918; Montreal, McGill University, 1926, page 203; https://archive.org/stream/McGillLibrary-mua_honor-roll-1914-1918-5249/mua_honor-roll-1914-1918#page/n206/mode/1up.

By 1918 he had been wounded in action three times.

Vancouver Daily World, November 13, 1918, page 3, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, November 13, 1918, page 3, column 4.

He was discharged from the military force on July 30, 1919, under the general demobilization at the end of the war.

On June 22, 1920, in Chelsea, London, Basil married Hilda Virginia MacMaster. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, on February 14, 1893. Her parents were Donald Macmaster (1846-1922) and Ella Virginia de Ford [sometimes Deford] (1861-1923).

London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p74/tri/021. Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Basil Lindsay Sawers; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 28; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1892; Marriage Date: 22 Jun 1920; Marriage Place: Holy Trinity, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea, England; Father: Campbell William Sawers; Spouse: Hilda Virginia Macmaster; Register Type: Parish Register.

London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p74/tri/021. Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Basil Lindsay Sawers; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 28; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1892; Marriage Date: 22 Jun 1920; Marriage Place: Holy Trinity, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea, England; Father: Campbell William Sawers; Spouse: Hilda Virginia Macmaster; Register Type: Parish Register.

Hilda’s father, Donald Macmaster, was a well-known lawyer and politician. He married his first wife, Janet Macdonald, in Lancaster, Ontario, on September 15, 1880. She died on Montreal on September 14, 1883.

On November 5, 1890, Donald Macmaster married Ella Virginia De Ford.

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), November 12, 1890, page 2, column 2.

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), November 12, 1890, page 2, column 2.

The Vancouver World published a detailed report of Basil’s and Hilda’s wedding in London.

Vancouver Daily World, July 12, 1920, page 6, columns 5-6.

Vancouver Daily World, July 12, 1920, page 6, columns 5-6.

After the wedding, Basil and Hilda visited Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, July 16, 1920, page 6, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, July 16, 1920, page 6, column 2.

Hilda’s father became a baronet in 1921.

“Whom the King Delighteth to Honour: In the New Year List,” The Illustrated London News (London, England), Saturday, January 8, 1921, Vol. CLVIII, Issue 4264, page 35.

“Whom the King Delighteth to Honour: In the New Year List,” The Illustrated London News (London, England), Saturday, January 8, 1921, Vol. CLVIII, Issue 4264, page 35.

Hilda’s father died in London, England, in March 1922.

Financial Times (London, England), March 4, 1922, page 4, column 6.

Financial Times (London, England), March 4, 1922, page 4, column 6.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Donald Macmaster; Death Date: 3 Mar 1922; Death Place: Canada [sic]; Probate Date: 25 Jul 1922; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Donald Macmaster; Death Date: 3 Mar 1922; Death Place: Canada [sic]; Probate Date: 25 Jul 1922; Registry: London, England.

Because there were no surviving sons, the baronetcy became extinct.

Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council, and Order of Oreference; London, Burke’s Peerage, Ltd, 1949, page li; https://archive.org/stream/burkesgenealogic1949unse#page/n50/mode/1up.

Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council, and Order of Oreference; London, Burke’s Peerage, Ltd, 1949, page li; https://archive.org/stream/burkesgenealogic1949unse#page/n50/mode/1up.

In 1923, Hilda’s mother stayed with Hilda and Basil in Toronto, Ontario.

The Lethbridge Herald, February 5, 1923, page 13, column 2.

The Lethbridge Herald, February 5, 1923, page 13, column 2.

She returned to England, where she died on June 7, 1923.

Toronto Globe, June 8, 1923; page 20, column 1.

Toronto Globe, June 8, 1923; page 20, column 1.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ella Virginia Macmaster; Death Date: 7 Jun 1923; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 24 Sep 1923; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ella Virginia Macmaster; Death Date: 7 Jun 1923; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 24 Sep 1923; Registry: London, England.

By 1924, Basil and Hilda were living at 57 Sloane Gardens in Chelsea, London, England.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Basil Lindsay Sawers; Year: 1924; County or Borough: Kensington and Chelsea; Ward or Division/Constituency: Chelsea; Street address: 57 Sloane Gardens.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Basil Lindsay Sawers; Year: 1924; County or Borough: Kensington and Chelsea; Ward or Division/Constituency: Chelsea; Street address: 57 Sloane Gardens.

They continued to live in England until the 1960s.

Hilda died in Tunbridge Wells, England, on December 26, 1965.

Basil returned to Canada. He died in Victoria, British Columbia, on May 13, 1967.

 

Sources

Augustus Sawers (father of Campbell William Sawers)

Augustus Sawers I (1819–1861); Birth: ABOUT 1819, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom; Death: 8 AUGUST, 1861, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Proposal to change the official name of Sawer Creek to Sawers Creek; by Michael P. (Mike) Dolbey, PhD, PEng (retired), August 21, 2017; http://www.dourodummer.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/10i-Corres-Action-Sawers-Creek-Name-Change.pdf: “Augustus Sawers was born in Scotland in 1821 and came to Upper Canada in 1840 settling first in Douro where he built a mill on what is now called Sawer Creek. . . . Sawers moved to Smith township where he farmed for about ten years before moving to Peterborough. In 1854 he became president of a Joint Stock Company formed to construct a gravel road from Peterborough to Bobcaygeon, intending to cross Mud Lake (Chemong) by a bridge between Bridgenorth and Ennismore. The company failed and it was another 16 years before the first floating bridge was constructed in that location. In 1856, Augustus Sawers founded the Peterborough Examiner newspaper and was its owner and Editor for four years. Being interested in politics, he ran for election to Northumberland County Council in 1855 and 1857 but was defeated each time. In 1860 he was elected Mayor of Peterborough and in that capacity he gave the welcoming address on behalf of the town to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who visited Peterborough in September, 1860. Augustus Sawers died, aged 42, on August 6, 1861 and he is buried in Little Lake Cemetery.”

Crawford House / Wallis Hall/ Bagnani Hall, by Sharon Skinner, Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley, Vol. 22, no. 1 May 2017, page 13; http://trentvalleyarchives.com/wp-content/uploads/gazette/HGTVMay2017v22n1.pdf: “The Sawers Family. Emma’s mother was Mary Crawford, daughter of Colonel Crawford, of Douro. Emma’s father was Augustus Sawers (1819-1861). Mary and Augustus were married in 1845 and their children included John, Augustus, Emma, Campbell and Frederick.”

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7P-WHR : 5 September 2017), Agustas Sawers, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28, line 22; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1067, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,940.

 

Mary Crawford (mother of Campbell William Sawers)

Mary Crawford (1816–); Birth: 1816; Death: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Crawford House / Wallis Hall/ Bagnani Hall, by Sharon Skinner, Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley, Vol. 22, no. 1 May 2017, page 13; http://trentvalleyarchives.com/wp-content/uploads/gazette/HGTVMay2017v22n1.pdf: “The Sawers Family. Emma’s mother was Mary Crawford, daughter of Colonel Crawford, of Douro. Emma’s father was Augustus Sawers (1819-1861). Mary and Augustus were married in 1845 and their children included John, Augustus, Emma, Campbell and Frederick.”

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTF-LYJ : 3 August 2016), Mary Sawers, Douro, Peterborough County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 55, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11748, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7P-WHS : 5 September 2017), Mary Sawers, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28, line 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1067, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,940.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-7G8W : 16 March 2018), John Whyte and Mary Sawers, 07 Apr 1864; citing Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,063.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M473-Z47 : 11 March 2018), Mary Whyte, Peterborough, West Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 107, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9986, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,623.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-C5J : 11 March 2018), Mary Whyte, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDKF-69M : 9 March 2018), Mary Whyte, 04 Feb 1883; citing Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, yr 1883 cn 13850, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,240. (possible connection).

 

John Whyte (husband of Mary Crawford)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QX-JHD : 11 March 2018), John Whyte, Tyendinaga, East Hastings, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9992, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,348.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-C5N : 11 March 2018), John Whyte, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

 

Campbell William Sawers

Campbell William Sawers (1853–1928); Birth: 1853, Ontario; Death: 1928 (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7P-W4B : 5 September 2017), Campbell Sawers, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28, line 27; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1067, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,940.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M473-Z4N : 11 March 2018), Campbell Sawers, Peterborough, West Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 107, line 8; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9986, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,623.

Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Sawers, Campbell W, Student-At-Law ; Residence Year: 1876; Street address: 15 Lot 13 Con 13; Residence Place: Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA; Occupation: Part Park; Publication Title: The “Times” business directory and book of reference, for Peterborough, 1876.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNV-91L : 11 March 2018), Campbell William Sauers and Clarissa Lucretia Mcleod, 23 Oct 1878; citing registration , Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,653.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-PHJ : 11 March 2018), Campbell Sawers, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2KT-H77 : 10 March 2018), Campbell Wm. Sawers and Florence Adelaide Stephens, 28 Aug 1889; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, reference 407; FHL microfilm 1,870,459.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVX-75B : 11 March 2018), Campbell William Sawer and Florence Adelaide Stephens, 28 Aug 1889; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,305.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG3-MGF : 3 August 2016), Campell W Sawyers, Peterborough Town, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148166.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-X3V : 18 March 2018), William Sawyer, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 3, 1910, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. Sawers have moved to 1834 Barclay street.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML2K : 16 March 2018), Campbell Wm Sawers, 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, Campbell Sawers in household of Alice Wood. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. 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:FLGQ-JHF : 8 November 2017), Campbell William Sawers, 1928.

“C.W. Sawers to be Buried Here Today; City Barrister Was Active in Conservative Ranks for Years,” Vancouver Province, December 24, 1928, page 20.

Campbell William Sawers, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 24, 1928, page 13; Vancouver Sun, December 24, 1928, page 15; Vancouver Sun, December 26, 1928, page 14: “Sawers—Passed away at her [sic] residence, 1280 Haro St., Dec. 22, 1928, Campbell William Sawers, in his 76th year. Mr. Sawers leaves his wife, two sons, Basil Lindsay in England, Norman Campbell, city; two brothers, Augustus Sawers, Peterboro, Ont.; Frederick Sawers, Rochester, N.Y., to mourn his passing. Funeral private, Rev. Dr. R.J. Renison officiating. No flowers by request. Center & Hanna, funeral directors.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria), probated wills; File AAAJ6126 – SAWERS Campbell William; GSU microfilm 2022725; Accession number(s): 83-1451; File location: Box B08972; Alpha-numeric designation: 17045; http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sawers-campbell-william; first page of will [image 2154 of 2486]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89S6-M86M?i=2153&wc=M6VR-HM9%3A285567101%2C285574001&cc=2001882; last page of will [image 2156 of 2486]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89S6-M86V?i=2155&wc=M6VR-HM9%3A285567101%2C285574001&cc=2001882.

 

James Fyfe Smith (business partner of Norman Campbell Sawers)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: James Fyfe Smith; Gender: Male; Baptism Date: 25 Apr 1869; Baptism Place: St. Stephens Church, Sydney, Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia; Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia; Father: William Smith; Mother: Janet Fyfe; FHL Film Number: 993971.

“In Bankruptcy,” The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales), December 2, 1902, page 7, column 2, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14478846: “In Bankruptcy (Before Mr. A, Henry, Registrar.): Certificate Applications. Re James Fyfe Smith. The Registrar said: this is a gross case of continuing to trade, the bankrupt knowing himself to be insolvent, and contracting debts without reasonable or probable ground of expectation of being able to pay. The bankrupt commenced contracting not only without capital but actually in debt, in less than two years he contracted debts to the amount of nearly £3000, and comes into court with assets less than £70. His conduct was reckless showing utter disregard for his creditors’ interests. Certificate suspended for four years from the date of the first application.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS1-V1L : 11 March 2018), J Fife Smith, Aug 1905; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-515, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HP3-PRV : 11 March 2018), J F Smith, Aug 1905; citing Immigration, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, T-510, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3V-CW1 : 11 March 2018), Jas Fype Smith, Sep 1907; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, , Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada census, James Fyfe Smith; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 8. 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:FLRZ-BRF : 8 November 2017), James Fyfe Smith, 1953.

James Fyfe-Smith, Vancouver Sun, July 8, 1953, page 34, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uDxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2280%2C3061439.

Fyfe-Smith—Passed peacefully away July 17, 1953, James, in his 85th year, beloved husband of Mary Gertrude and father of Florence Lurline of Southpines, Carnarvon St., Vancouver, B.C. Funeral service will be held Monday, July 20, at 2 p.m., in the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, Trafalgar St., Rev. Harry Lennox officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request. Center & Hanna in charge of funeral arrangements.”

 

Clarissa Lucretia McLeod (wife of Campbell William Sawers)

Clarissa Lucretia McLeod (1853–1886); Birth: 1853, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1886 (ancestry.ca)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNV-915 : 11 March 2018), Campbell William Sauers and Clarissa Lucretia Mcleod, 23 Oct 1878; citing registration , Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,653.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-PHV : 11 March 2018), Clarissa Lucretia Sawers, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFN5-T29 : 9 March 2018), Clara L. Sawers, 16 Oct 1886; citing Ontario, 423-40, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,482.

 

Robert Everett (or Errett) Stephens (father of Florence Adelaide Stephens) (tentative identification)

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWT3-HKT : 3 August 2016), R E Stephens, Sydenham, Grey County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 15, line 33; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11723, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ78-BGJ : 5 September 2017), Robert C Stephens, Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, line 45; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1027-1028, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,850.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QC-HNP : 11 March 2018), Robert E Stephens, Owen Sound, North Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 46, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9954, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,339.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDJ9-722 : 9 March 2018), Robert Everett Stephens, 05 Jun 1881; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1881 cn 23550, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,235.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH6C-8Z2 : 11 March 2018), Robert E Stephens, 07 Jun 1881; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot M 19 8, line 884, volume Volume 01, 1876-1896, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,049.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK18-45RV : 15 December 2015), Robert Errett Stephens, 1881; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 139968500, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139968500: “Robert Errett Stephens; Birth: 27 Aug 1818; Death: 5 Jun 1881 (aged 62); Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 139968500.”

 

Margaret Jane Cunningham (mother of Florence Adelaide Stephens) (tentative identification)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ78-BMZ : 5 September 2017), Margaret Stephens, Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, line 46; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1027-1028, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,850.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QC-HN5 : 11 March 2018), Margaret J Stephens in household of Robert E Stephens, Owen Sound, North Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 46, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9954, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,339.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD16-DXW : 9 March 2018), Margaret Jane Stevens, 22 Sep 1908; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1908 cn 4465, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,465.

Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: MS940; Reel: 6; Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Margaret Jane Stephens; Gender: Female; Age: 80; Birth Date: abt 1828; Death Date: 22 Sep 1908; Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276S-64M : 11 March 2018), Margaret J Stephens, 24 Sep 1908; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot M 19 8, line 24110, volume Volume 03, 1908-1919, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK18-456W : 15 December 2015), Margaret Stephens, 1908; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 139968501, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139968501: “Margaret Stephens; Birth: 13 May 1828; Death: 22 Sep 1908 (aged 80); Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 139968501.”

 

Florence Adelaide Stephens (wife of Campbell William Sawers)

Florence Adelaide Sawers (1861–1942); Birth: MARCH 1861, Owen Sound, Ontario; Death: 21 NOV 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2KT-H73 : 10 March 2018), Campbell Wm. Sawers and Florence Adelaide Stephens, 28 Aug 1889; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, reference 407; FHL microfilm 1,870,459.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVX-7R9 : 11 March 2018), Campbell William Sawer and Florence Adelaide Stephens, 28 Aug 1889; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,305.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG3-MGN : 3 August 2016), Florence Sawyers, Peterborough Town, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148166.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-L56 : 18 March 2018), Florence A Sawers, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML22 : 16 March 2018), Florence Adelaide Sawers in entry for Campbell Wm Sawers, 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, Florence Sawers in household of Alice Wood. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. 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:FLGY-7ZJ : 8 November 2017), Florence Adelaide Sawers, 1942.

“Mrs. C.W. Sawers,” obituary, Vancouver Province, November 23, 1942, page 17.

Florence Adelaide Sawers, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 21, 1942, page 23; Vancouver Province, November 23, 1942, page 13; Vancouver Sun, November 21, 1942, page 18, column 2; Vancouver Sun, November 23, 1942, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D_ZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1870%2C684685.

 

Sawers (child of Campbell William Sawers)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMQZ-TLR : 16 July 2017), Sawers, 27 Oct 1879; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,223.

 

Crawford Sawers (son of Campbell William Sawers)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F22H-YBL : 10 February 2018), Crawford Sawers, 28 Mar 1881; citing Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, 28 Mar 1881, reference item 3 p 365; FHL microfilm 1,845,576.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMDS-39R : 16 July 2017), Crawford Sawers, 28 Mar 1881; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,576.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-PHK : 11 March 2018), Crawford Sawers, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG3-MGJ : 3 August 2016), Crawford Sawyers, Peterborough Town, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148166.

Ontario Genealogy Name and Record Type Index – “S” Surname Listings; http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/s_ancestor.html: “Sawers Crawford, Drowned at B.C., ex Peterborough; newspaper notice.”

Trent University Library and Archives, Peterborough, Ontario; Hall, Gillespie Law Firm fonds. — 1831-1977. — 8.5 m of textual records. — 14 maps.; https://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/94-001. Box 20, Estate of W.H. Moore [37] d. April 23, 1920, case no. 99: 4. Crawford Sawers estate correspondence and papers, 1897-1906.

 

Joseph Mannion (father of Clarence Mannion and Gerald Mannion)

Vancouver & Beyond: Pictures and Stories from the Postcard Era, 1900-1914, by Fred Thirkell; Surrey, British Columbia, Heritage House Publishing Co, 2000, pages 173-174 [describes Joseph Mannion’s association with Bowen Island].

The History of Metropolitan Vancouver’s Hall Of Fame, by Constance Brissenden, with additional research by Larry Loyie; http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/whoswho_M.htm: “Joseph Mannion. Unofficial first mayor of Vancouver b. March 17, 1839, County Mayo, Ire.; d. Sept. 12, 1918, Lillooet, B.C. Left priestly studies to hunt for gold in the Cariboo, arriving in New Westminster on April 19, 1862. From 1864, worked as a stevedore, telegraph company employee, miner and logger. In 1874, bought a half interest in the Granville Hotel (later sole proprietor). In 1881 [sic], his two sons drowned when their canoe was swamped on English Bay [sic]. Known as “the mayor of Granville” before the first official mayor, M.A. MacLean, was elected. Elected alderman (1888) but resigned and moved to 160 acres on Bowen Island. “Settled into the life of a country squire.” [Note: the drowning incident was in 1899, and it involved a small boat sailing from Atkinson Point to Bowen Island.]

Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Arthur Austin Langley, 1769 Robson Street, who came to Gastown in September 1882; Major James Skitt Matthews, Early Vancouver, Vol. 5 (Vancouver: City of Vancouver, 2011), page 17; https://archive.org/stream/EarlyVancouverVolume5/MatthewsEarlyVancouverVol5_FullVersionPDF-A#page/n17/mode/1up: “Joe Mannion, of the Granville Hotel, was father of Mrs. Dr. H.A. Christie. Well, he sold the Granville Hotel, and bought the property on Bowen Island from Bill Eaton; then he moved up there. He had two boys by his second wife, and they started out in a row boat from Deep Cove for Vancouver; never heard of again. Joe Mannion was a well-educated man; very decent fellow; he was educated for the ministry.” [Note: the drowning incident was in 1899, and it involved a small boat sailing from Atkinson Point to Bowen Island.]

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-ZQS : 11 March 2018), Joseph Mannion, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 87; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-38N : 11 March 2018), Joseph Mannion and Sabina Grant, 30 Jul 1881; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK9-53J : 3 August 2016), Jos Mannion, Burrard Inlet, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver), probate: File GR-1415.15841 – Mannion, Joseph; Probate P – 05357; File location: Reel B08 422; http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/mannion-joseph-2; first page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-F976-1?i=1968&wc=M69N-1TL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333137201&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97Z-F97H-J?i=1994&wc=M69N-1TL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333137201&cc=2014768.

 

Clarence Mannion

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK9-53K : 3 August 2016), C Mannion, Burrard Inlet, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

 

Gerald Mannion

British Columbia Baptisms; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16247; Gerald Cradock Mannion; date of baptism January 5, 1890; place of baptism: Vancouver; father: Joseph Unknown; Person’s Mother: Sabina Grant; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Church Name: Holy Rosary Church; Other Location: Vancouver; date of birth: June 28, 1885; birth location: Vancouver.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK9-53L : 3 August 2016), Gerald Mannion, Burrard Inlet, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

 

Norman Campbell Sawers (son of Campbell William Sawers)

Norman Campbell Sawers (1882–1955); Birth: 21 NOV 1882, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; Death: 30 DEC 1955, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM78-JBF : 16 July 2017), Norman Campbell Sawers, 21 Nov 1882; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,864.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG3-MGV : 3 August 2016), Norman Sawyers, Peterborough Town, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148166.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-X3K : 18 March 2018), Norman Sawyer, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

The Pacific Northwest, Pacific Coast Wholesale Hardwood Distributors; https://pcwhda.com/history/the-pacific-northwest/: “In Vancouver, B.C. Mr. J. Fyfe Smith, a native of Australia, where he had learned the timber trade, bought the hardwood lumber business of A.P. May & Company in 1904. The old firm had been established about the year 1900. Previous to that, the hardwood requirements of this wonderful Canadian city, as well as those of the city of Victoria, had been supplied principally from San Francisco. With a thorough knowledge of the trade, combined with British integrity and unusual business acumen, Mr. Fyfe Smith soon changed his condition to one of home industry. The genial vice-president of J. Fyfe Smith Company, Std. was Mr. Norman C. Sawers, who excepting for his period of service as a Canadian officer during World War I, was associated with the concern practically from boyhood.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML2L : 16 March 2018), Norman Campbell Sawers in entry for Campbell Wm Sawers, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Personal Mention, Society, Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1914, page 7: “Mr. N. Sawers left town last night for Calgary.”

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Sawers, Norman Campbell; Rank: CPT; Date of Birth: 21/11/1883; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8675 – 51; Item Number: 215454; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=215454; Digitized service file: B8675-S051; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8675-S051.

“Lieutenant Norman Sawers Was Wounded Three Times; Arrived Back in Vancouver Today Looking as Well as Ever; Earned Military Cross; Home on Three Months’ Leave of Absence,” Vancouver Province, September 26, 1916, page 10, columns 1-2 [includes photograph of Lieut. Norman C. Sawers, M.C.].

“Congratulations,” Vancouver Sun, December 24, 1919, page 10 [Norman C. Sawers, engagement notice. Includes photograph of Norman C. Sawers in military uniform.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-8KG : 11 March 2018), Norman Campbell Sawers and Edith Geraldine Moore, 24 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

Norman Campbell Sawers and Mrs. Roy L. Moore (formerly Miss Edith Geraldine Mason), wedding description, Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1920, page 8, column 1.

Norman Campbell Sawers and Mrs. Roy L. Moore (formerly Miss Edith Geraldine Mason), wedding description, Vancouver Province, March 25, 1920, page 8.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-NDZ : 8 November 2017), Norman Campbell Sawers, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c23dd671-28bc-4ef2-8ad8-82c381fcbec5.

“N.C. Sawers, early athletic champ, dies; Holder of all city rowing honors, also rugby and basketball star,” Vancouver Province, December 31, 1955, page 36.

 

Alfred Effingham Mason (father of Edith Geraldine Mason)

Alfred Effingham Mason (1860–1940); Birth: 2 OCT 1860, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Death: 30 APRIL 1940, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Clara Jane Dack (father of Edith Geraldine Mason)

Clara Jane Dack (1861–1944); Birth: 7 APR 1861, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Death: 2 JAN 1944, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Edith Geraldine Mason (wife of Norman Campbell Sawers)

Edith Geraldine Mason (1888–1976); Birth: 10 SEP 1888, York, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1 APRIL 1976, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM84-645 : 8 August 2017), Edith Geraldine Mason, 10 Sep 1888; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,894.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-4QJ : 11 March 2018), Roy Lansdowne Moore and Edith Geraldine Mason, 09 Apr 1912; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

Edith Mason and Roy Lansdowne Moore, wedding description, Vancouver Province, April 10, 1912, page 8, columns 1-2.

Edith Mason and Roy Lansdowne Moore, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1912, page 7.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-8KK : 11 March 2018), Norman Campbell Sawers and Edith Geraldine Moore, 24 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBR-CWB : 8 November 2017), Edith Geraldine Sawers, 1976; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4ece7491-0501-4dfd-bea8-97af42b37fb5.

 

Roy Lansdowne Moore (husband of Edith Geraldine Mason)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-4Q2 : 11 March 2018), Roy Lansdowne Moore and Edith Geraldine Mason, 09 Apr 1912; citing , 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:FLK9-L96 : 8 November 2017), Roy L Moore, 1914.

Roy Lansdown Moore, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1914, page 14: “Moore—Roy Lansdown Moore, at the family residence, Laurier and Granville, on March 5, aged 27 years. Funeral services will take place form the above address this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will take place in the Mountain View cemetery. Rev. Leslie Pidgeon will officiate; auto service.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver); Probate file: File GR-1415.18668 – Moore, Roy Lansdowne; File location: Reel B07258; Probate P – 03104; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/moore-roy-lansdowne; first page of probate file [image 1907 of 2588]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897Z-XD3B?i=1906&wc=M69N-R2S%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332808001&cc=2014768; last page of probate file [image ???? of 2588]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-XD3L?i=1921&wc=M69N-R2S%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332808001&cc=2014768.

“Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKBT-SSVT : 10 August 2017), Roy Lansdowne Moore, date 1915, Eastern Judicial District, Manitoba, Canada; citing file number 8216, Provincial Archives, Winnipeg; FHL microfilm 1,411,762. First page of probate file [image 326 of 2639]; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G1R4-9JCR?i=325&cc=1987562; last page of probate file [image 339 of 2639]; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G1R4-9J9C?i=338&cc=1987562.

“Saskatchewan Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNTN-GWM : 12 March 2018), Roy Lansdowne Moore, 1926; citing Saskatchewan Melfort, Queen’s Bench Provincial Court, Regina; 2,293,183; first page of probate file [image 1 of 39]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PVJ-CVM?cc=1918293; last page of probate file [image 39 of 39]; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPVJ-XB9?i=22&cc=1918293.

 

Geraldine Clara Sawers (daughter of Norman Campbell Sawers)

Geraldine Clara Sawers (1921–2011); Birth: 2 AUG 1921, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Death: 6 JAN 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Geraldine Rathie, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2011; http://www.legacy.om/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=geraldine-rathie&pid=147781214: “Rathie, Geraldine C. (Sawers) August 2, 1921 – January 6, 2011 Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. Gerry will be sadly missed by her children Ian, Jane, Norman, her seven grandchildren, brother Norman Sawers and nieces and nephews. Thank you to all the wonderful people at Amica and to the amazing team of doctors and nurses at St. Paul’s Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.”

 

Andrew Hogarth Rathie (husband of Geraldine Clara Sawers)

Andrew Hogarth Rathie (1921–1975); Birth: 25 FEB 1921, Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada; Death: 14 FEBRUARY 1975, Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB5-HXM : 8 November 2017), Andrew Hogarth Rathie, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7348951a-915e-4789-a9ef-3be6edbf3599.

 

Norman Mason Sawers (son of Norman Campbell Sawers)

Norman Mason Sawers, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Oct. 5 to Oct. 9, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=norman-sawers&pid=160279326: “SAWERS, Norman Mason, April 6, 1926 – September 30, 2012: Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Vancouver, Norm graduated from UBC with a degree in mechanical engineering then trained as a paratrooper for WWII at Camp Shilo Manitoba (“Don’t stand on the toilet seat! Shilo crabs can jump six feet!”). He was a homebuilder on the North Shore before taking over the Sylvia Hotel, which he owned and operated for more than 50 years. He is predeceased by his son Alan and lovingly remembered by his wife Joan, daughter Jill Davies (Chris), sons Norman (Alison) and Mark (Diana), and daughter-in-law Gwen Davidson as well as his beloved grandchildren Christopher, Gordon, Blake, Alison, Megan, Bronwen, Malcolm, Audrey, Lilah and Ivy. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at Capilano Golf and Country Club, 420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver, on Friday, October 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alan Sawers Brain Research Fund at UBC. 604 822 5664. www.supporting.ubc.ca/sawersfamily.”

“Sylvia a grand hotel on a shoestring, by Adele Freedman, Toronto Globe and Mail , December 17, 1981, page 17.

 

Owen Cuthbert Sawers (son of Campbell William Sawers)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGS-FXS : 16 July 2017), Owen Cuthbert Sawers, 17 Dec 1884; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,875.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG3-MGK : 3 August 2016), Owen Sawyers, Peterborough Town, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148166.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-L5X : 18 March 2018), Owen Sawers, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML2G : 16 March 2018), Owen Cuthbert Sawers in entry for Campbell Wm Sawers, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Sawers, Owen Cuthbert; Regimental Number: 20368; Date of Birth: 17/12/1884; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8675 – 52; Item Number: 215455; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); Digitized service file: B8675-S052; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8675-S052.

“Owen Sawers is Still Missing; Friends of Brilliant Rowing Club Athlete Hope for His Safety; He Has Not Been Heard from Since He Led Charge Near St. Julien,” Vancouver Province, December 17, 1915, page 14, column 1 [includes photograph of Owen Sawers in column 2].

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, In memory of Private Owen Cuthbert Sawers, April 22, 1915; Military Service: Service Number: 20368; Age: 31; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment); Division: 10th Bn.; Additional Information: Born: December 17, 1884; Son of Mr. C. W. Sawers, of 543, Hastings St. West, Vancouver, British Columbia. Burial Information: Cemetery: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial , Belgium; Grave Reference: Panel 24 – 28 – 30; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1595831?Owen%20Cuthbert%20Sawers

 

Basil Lindsay Sawers (son of Campbell William Sawers)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2FJ-TZG : 10 February 2018), Basil Lindsey Sawers, 02 Nov 1891; citing Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, 02 Nov 1891, reference cn 902382; FHL microfilm 1,887,236.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM72-GR8 : 10 August 2017), Basil Lindsay Sawers, 02 Nov 1891; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,445.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMZL-7Z9 : 10 August 2017), Basil Lindsey Sawers, 02 Nov 1891; citing Birth, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,887,236.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-L5F : 18 March 2018), Basil L Sawers in household of Owen Sawers, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML2P : 16 March 2018), Basil Lindsay Sawers in entry for Campbell Wm Sawers, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Sawers, Basil Lindsay; Rank: MAJ; Date of Birth: 02/11/1891; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8675 – 43; Item Number: 215446; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=215446; Digitized service file: B8675-S043; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8675-S043.

“Earns Promotion on the Battlefield; Capt. Basil L. Sawers,” Vancouver Province, June 2, 1916, page 23 [includes photograph of Capt. Basil L Sawers].

Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Imperial War Service Gratuities; Reference: RG9-II-F-10; Volume: 338. Ancestry.com. Canada, Imperial War Service Gratuities, 1919-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Basil Lindsay Sawers; Registration Date: 8 Nov 1920; Registration Place: Canada; Inferred Residence Year: 1920; Residence Place: West Vancouver, British Columbia; Military Rank: Major; Regiment: 1st Fld Co.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:262K-TD3 : 13 December 2014), Basil L Sawers and null, 1920; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1920, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 1073, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Basil Sawers and Hilda Virginia MacMaster, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1920, page 8, column 1.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZV-HCY : 12 March 2018), Basil Sawers, 1955; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,332.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBC-KZN : 8 November 2017), Basil Lindsay Sawers, 1967.

 

Donald Macmaster (father of Hilda Virginia Macmaster)

Donald MacMaster, MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography 3rd ed. 1963, page 479-480.

Donald Macmaster, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, second edition, 1912, pages 712-713; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen02morguoft#page/712/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen02morguoft#page/713/mode/1up.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNR-NJF : 11 March 2018), Donald Macmaster and Janet Sauelfield Mcdonald, 15 Sep 1880; citing registration , Lancaster, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,508.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJR-DFY : 11 March 2018), Donald Macmaster, St-Antoine Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 72; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW59-JZY : 3 August 2016), Donald Macmaster, St Antoine Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148208.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH5F-BRS : 18 March 2018), Donald Mcmaster, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW87-FWW : 1 August 2017), Donald Macmaster, Pyrford, , Surrey, 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.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3R-PMX : 30 January 2018), Donald Macmaster, 1914.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH3-4JV6 : 4 September 2014), Donald Macmaster, 1922; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8BZ-45Q : 10 February 2018), Donald Macmaster, burial 08 Mar 1922; citing  Virginia Water, Surrey, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,278,932.

 

Janet Sandfield Macdonald (wife of Donald Macmaster)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNR-NJV : 11 March 2018), Donald Macmaster and Janet Sauelfield Mcdonald, 15 Sep 1880; citing registration , Lancaster, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,508.

Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Janet Sandfield Mac Master; Religion: Presbyterian; Event Type: Enterrement (Burial); Death Date: 1883; Burial Date: 1883; Burial Place: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Presbyterian Saint Andrew. [Date of death: September 14, 1883.].

Sépultures non catholiques de la région de Montréal, 1767-1899, http://applications.banq.qc.ca/apex/f?p=115:11:0::NO::P11_CLE:45078: “Nom: Macdonald; Prénom: Janet Standfield; Année sépulture: 1883; Église: Saint-Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Montréal; Confession: Presbytérien; Folio: 17; Source: Centre d’archives de Montréal, CE 601, S125.

 

Ella Virginia De Ford (mother of Hilda Virginia Macmaster

“Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F48S-6PX : 11 February 2018), Ella Virginia Deford, 03 Apr 1861; citing ; FHL microfilm 13,703.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN33-GPV : 12 April 2016), Ella Deford in household of Phillippa Deford, Maryland, United States; citing p. 7, family 45, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,076.

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKV-JWH4 : 16 March 2018), Ella Virginia Deford, 1881; citing Passport Application, United States, source certificate #, Passport Applications, 10/31/1795 – 12/31/1905., 242, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVS2-CV2G : 12 March 2018), Ella De Ford, 1881; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW59-JZB : 3 August 2016), Ella V Macmaster, St Antoine Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148208.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH5F-BR3 : 18 March 2018), Ella Mcmaster, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec; Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1637-1935 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Ella Virginia Deford; Notary: John Alexander Cameron; Record Type: Testament (Will); Record Description: Last Will; Participants: Name: Ella Virginia Deford; Donald Macmaster. [October 31, 1906].

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW87-FW4 : 1 August 2017), Ella Virginia Macmaster in household of Donald Macmaster, Pyrford, , Surrey, 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.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3R-PMF : 30 January 2018), Ella Virginia Macmaster, 1914.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-8LZL : 16 March 2018), Ella V McMaster, 1922; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 453, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 2,155,223.

Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248. Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Name: Ella Virginia Macmaster; Gender: Female; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861; Birth Place: Baltimore USA; Age: 61; Date of Arrival: 13 Oct 1922; Port of Arrival: Quebec; Ship Name: Montcalm.

“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8BZ-HJ8 : 10 February 2018), Ella Virginia Macmaster, burial 11 Jun 1923; citing  Virginia Water, Surrey, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,278,932.

 

Hilda Virginia Macmaster (wife of Basil Lindsay Sawers)

Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Hilda Virginia MacMaster; Religion: Presbyterian; Event Type: Baptême (Baptism); Baptism Date: 1893; Baptism Place: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Presbyterian Saint Andrew. [Birth date: February 14, 1893; baptism date: June 8, 1893.]

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH5F-BR7 : 18 March 2018), Hilda Mcmaster in household of Ella Mcmaster, Montréal (city/cité), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7JT-TW8 : 2 August 2017), Hilda Macmaster, West Malvern, , Herefordshire, 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 Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:262N-6HP : 13 December 2014), Hilda V Macmaster and null, 1920; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1920, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 1073, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZV-HCB : 12 March 2018), Hilda Sawers, 1955; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,332.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCK-ZM3S : 4 September 2014), Hilda V Sawers, 1965; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Tonbridge, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.