Schooley, Charles Abraham (1850-1931)

Charles A. Schooley, Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1931, page 11, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=W6tlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1266%2C3514893.

Charles A. Schooley, Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1931, page 11, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=W6tlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1266%2C3514893.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 918.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 918.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1212.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1212.

Charles Abraham Schooley was the paymaster for the City of Vancouver. The Schooley family lived at 2020 Beach Avenue from 1908 to 1913 and at 2057 Pendrell Street from 1914 to 1928.

 

Early Years

Charles Abraham Schooley was born in Port Colborne, Ontario, on May 26, 1850 (some sources say 1846 or 1849). His parents were Abraham Schooley (1804-1851) and Barbara Graybiel (1819–1917).

Charles went to school in Welland County, Ontario. He later studied law, but he stopped after two years because of poor health.

 

Life in Florida

For six years Charles lived in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked with one of the early dealers in moss. (This appears to be “Spanish moss,” which was very popular as a mattress stuffing.)

Charles was with the firm of Read and Schooley.

Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory, 1871, page 35.

Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory, 1871, page 35.

Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory, 1871, page 33.

Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory, 1871, page 33.

Charles was living in Nathan Marvin Folsom’s boarding house at the corner of Newnan Street and Adams Street.

Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory, 1871, page 16.

Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory, 1871, page 16.

Webb's Historical, Industrial and Biographical Florida, Part 1, by Wanton S. Webb; New York, W.S. Webb and Co., Publishers, 1885, page 146; https://books.google.ca/books?id=SZJDAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA146#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Webb’s Historical, Industrial and Biographical Florida, Part 1, by Wanton S. Webb; New York, W.S. Webb and Co., Publishers, 1885, page 146; https://books.google.ca/books?id=SZJDAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA146#v=onepage&q&f=false.

A Genealogy of the Folsom Family: John Folsom and His Descendants : 1615-1882, by Jacob Chapman; Concord, New Hampshire, Republican Press Association, 1882, page 153 (ancestry.ca).

A Genealogy of the Folsom Family: John Folsom and His Descendants : 1615-1882, by Jacob Chapman; Concord, New Hampshire, Republican Press Association, 1882, page 153 (ancestry.ca).

It appears that the location of the boarding house was the south-east corner of Newnan Street and Adams Street.

Will of Mary O. Folsom [widow of Nathan Marvin Folsom], August 31, 1899, Ancestry.com. Florida, Wills and Probate Records, 1810-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015; Item Description: Vol G-H, 1901-1908; Image 354 of 769.

Will of Mary O. Folsom [widow of Nathan Marvin Folsom], August 31, 1899, Ancestry.com. Florida, Wills and Probate Records, 1810-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015; Item Description: Vol G-H, 1901-1908; Image 354 of 769.

Intersection of Newnam Street and Adams Street, Jacksonville, Florida [detail] ; United States Library of Congress, Bird’s eye view of Jacksonville, Fla.; Alvord, Kellog & Campbell, 1876; https://www.loc.gov/item/75693180/; this detail: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3934j.pm001130/?r=0.488,0.38,0.105,0.043,0.

Intersection of Newnam Street and Adams Street, Jacksonville, Florida [detail] ; United States Library of Congress, Bird’s eye view of Jacksonville, Fla.; Alvord, Kellog & Campbell, 1876; https://www.loc.gov/item/75693180/; this detail: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3934j.pm001130/?r=0.488,0.38,0.105,0.043,0.

The Folsom house was probably destroyed during Jacksonville’s devastating fire of 1901. (The arrow in the map below points to an asterisk, which is at the southeast corner of Newnan Street and Adams Street.)

Map showing the path of the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901. Reprinted in Carolina Rawls, The Jacksonville Story: A Pictorial Record of a Florida City (1950); The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901; by “Josh,” https://www.floridamemory.com/blog/tag/duval-county/.

Map showing the path of the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901. Reprinted in Carolina Rawls, The Jacksonville Story: A Pictorial Record of a Florida City (1950); The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901; by “Josh,” https://www.floridamemory.com/blog/tag/duval-county/.

Return to Canada and Marriage to Kate Sammons

After his time in Florida, Charles returned to Canada and settled in London, Ontario. He was an accountant for the Hobbs hardware business in London.

London City and Middlesex County Directory, 1886, page 148.

London City and Middlesex County Directory, 1886, page 148.

London City and Middlesex County Directory, 1886, page 148.

London City and Middlesex County Directory, 1886, page 148.

On March 26, 1885, in Hamilton, Ontario, Charles married Catherine (“Kate”) Eastman Sammons, who was a teacher. She was born in Grimsby, Ontario, in September 1855. Her parents were Martin Sammons and Ann Wilcox.

 

Arrival in Vancouver

Charles first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1892. He was a manager for the Imperial Oil Company and the Gurney Cab Company. He lived at 831 Seymour Street.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 776.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 776.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1892 831 Seymour Street
1894 911 Howe Street
1895 929 Howe Street
1896 to 1899 931 Howe Street (may be renumbered from 1896 address)
1900 to 1906 973 Howe Street
1907 1743 Davie Street
1908 to 1913 2020 Beach Avenue
1914 to 1928 2057 Pendrell Street
1929 to 1930 Not listed under Vancouver names
1931 1147 Bidwell Street

From 1892 to 1898 he was an agent for the Imperial Oil Company of Petrolia, Ontario.

From 1899 to 1905, he was a wholesale fruit and produce dealer.

By 1906, he was a member of the City of Vancouver’s treasury department.

Charles and Kate were active community and church supporters. Charles was a deacon and clerk in the First Baptist Church; Kate was a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church.

In late 1906 and early 1907, Charles and Kate lived briefly at 1743 Davie Street.

Vancouver Daily World, September 1, 1906, page 21, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 1, 1906, page 21, column 6.

In 1907 Charles became the city paymaster.

By May 1907, Charles and Kate were at 2020 Beach Avenue.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, May 25, 1907, page 13; column 3.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, May 25, 1907, page 13; column 3.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 918.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 918.

They stayed at 2020 Beach Avenue until about 1913. In 1911 the Vancouver city council bought the property as part of the city’s plan to acquire English Bay property for park purposes. The purchase price was $13,513.60, and the Schooleys were allowed to stay as tenants on the property for two years.

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1911, page 11, column 4 [portion of article].

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1911, page 11, column 4 [portion of article].

In 1913, Charles took a leave of absence to visit his mother in Ontario.

[City Hall News], Vancouver Daily World, March 8, 1913, page 18, column 4.

[City Hall News], Vancouver Daily World, March 8, 1913, page 18, column 4.

By 1914, Charles and Kate were living at 2057 Pendrell Street.

In 1917, they vacationed at Harrison Hot Springs.

Vancouver Daily World, September 15, 1917, page 13, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 15, 1917, page 13, column 6.

 

The City Payroll Robbery

Charles became well-known across North America when he and another city employee were robbed while they were delivering a large cash payroll to the city hall.

On September 29, 1922, Charles and his assistant, Bob Armstrong, went to the Bank of Montreal at Hastings Street and Richards Street to pick up $75,000 to pay city employees.

Bank of Montreal and other businesses on Hastings looking west from S.E. corner of Richards; Vancouver City Archives, 1923, Str N60; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/bank-of-montreal-and-other-businesses-on-hastings-looking-west-from-s-e-corner-of-richards.

Bank of Montreal and other businesses on Hastings looking west from S.E. corner of Richards; Vancouver City Archives, 1923, Str N60; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/bank-of-montreal-and-other-businesses-on-hastings-looking-west-from-s-e-corner-of-richards.

They took a streetcar to the corner of Pender Street and Main Street, and walked towards their office in the city hall.

City Hall on Main Street; about 1928; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1376-88; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/city-hall-old-market-hall-on-main-street.

City Hall on Main Street; about 1928; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1376-88; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/city-hall-old-market-hall-on-main-street.

Before Charles and Bob made it inside, three bandits attacked them and escaped with all of the money.

“City Hall Robbed of $75,000; Clean Getaway from City Hall Made by Thugs,” Vancouver Daily World, September 29, 1922, page 1, columns 7-8.

“City Hall Robbed of $75,000; Clean Getaway from City Hall Made by Thugs,” Vancouver Daily World, September 29, 1922, page 1, columns 7-8.

Critics quickly complained about the city’s inadequate security provisions and poor policing techniques.

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 3, 1922, page 4, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0922uvic_26#page/n3/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 3, 1922, page 4, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0922uvic_26#page/n3/mode/1up.

However, the police did assemble enough evidence to arrest and charge one person for the robbery. On January 22, 1925, a magistrate committed Charles C. Thompson (also known as “Ted Hollywood” or “Mr. Johnston”) to stand trial.

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 23, 1925, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0125uvic_19#page/n1/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 23, 1925, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0125uvic_19#page/n1/mode/1up.

On April 28, 1925, a jury convicted Ted Hollywood.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 29, 1925, page 8, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0325uvic_50#page/n7/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 29, 1925, page 8, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0325uvic_50#page/n7/mode/1up.

The conviction drew attention in the United States, since Ted Hollywood was also wanted for robberies in Missouri and Colorado.

The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, April 30, 1925, page 4, column 1.

The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, April 30, 1925, page 4, column 1.

The next day, April 29, 1925, the jury also convicted Ted Hollywood and an accomplice of participating in another Vancouver robbery.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 30, 1925, page 8, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0325uvic_51#page/n7/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 30, 1925, page 8, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0325uvic_51#page/n7/mode/1up.

 

Charles and Kate: Later Life

Charles was near retirement age in 1923, but he was hoping to work until he had completed 25 years of service.

Vancouver Daily World, March 27, 1923, page 9, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, March 27, 1923, page 9, column 5.

Charles did not make it to 25 years; he retired on May 1, 1923.

Vancouver Daily World, May 8, 1923, page 11, columns 1-3.

Vancouver Daily World, May 8, 1923, page 11, columns 1-3.

Kate died in Vancouver on May 23, 1927. She was buried in Hamilton, Ontario.

Charles died in Vancouver on April 30, 1931. He was also buried in Hamilton, Ontario.

Pioneer Dies [Charles A. Schooley], Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1931, page 11, column 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=W6tlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1266%2C3514893.

Pioneer Dies [Charles A. Schooley], Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1931, page 11, column 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=W6tlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1266%2C3514893.

Charles and Kate did not have any children.

 

Sources

For more information, see Vancouver As It Was, which has an interesting biography of Charles Abraham Schooley: “Charles Schooley: City Paymaster and Prominent Baptist,” update posted on July 17, 2018; originally posted in August 2014: https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/charles-schooley-city-paymaster-and-prominent-baptist-churchman/.

 

Abraham Schooley (father of Charles Abraham Schooley)

Abraham Schooley (1804 – 1851); http://thecommonlife.com.au/rainham/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I1133674&tree=1: Name: Abraham Schooley; born: 29 Dec 1804; married: 1839; died: 11 Mar 1851.

 

Barbara Graybiel (mother of Charles Abraham Schooley)

Barbara Graybiel (1819 – 1917); http://thecommonlife.com.au/rainham/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I1049147&tree=1: “born: 1 Jun 1819, Bertie Township, Ontario; married: 1839; died: 9 Oct 1917, Friends Cemetery Coldstream.”

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQ2-GRT : 8 November 2014), B Zavits, Lobo, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 53, line 22; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1049-1050, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,295.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QL-DTH : 2 April 2016), Barbara Zavitz, Lobo, North Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 35, line 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9903, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,604; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396604_00240.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-WSP : 30 June 2017), Barbera Zevitz, Lobo, Middlesex North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 31; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,906; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008200664.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-X33 : 3 August 2016), Barbara Zavitz, Lobo, Middlesex South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148155-00360.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLJ-BB8 : 27 April 2017), G Barbara Zavitz in household of Ellen Zavitz, Middlesex (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9G-RPKD : 16 July 2016), Barbara Javitz in entry for Eugene Javitz, 1911; citing Census, Middlesex North Sub-Districts 1-33, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,509; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=98234&highlight=13&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Barbara+Zavitz.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKW3-6ZG : 11 December 2014), Barbara Zavitz, 09 Oct 1917; citing Ontario, Canada, yr 1917 cn 20237, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,686.

 

Elijah Zavitz (husband of Barbara Graybiel)

Elijah Zavitz (1827–1902); BIRTH 17 MAY 1827 • Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; DEATH 30 MAR 1902 • Coldstream, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDK-WS3 : 30 June 2017), Aliga Zevitz, Lobo, Middlesex North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 31; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,906; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008200664.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-X3S : 3 August 2016), Elizab Zavitz, Lobo, Middlesex South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148155-00360.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFS2-BMD : 25 June 2015), Elijah Zavitz, 30 Mar 1902; citing Lobo, Middlesex, Ontario, Un268p488Rn016007, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,184.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-5QQC : 13 December 2015), Elijah Zavitz, ; Burial, Coldstream, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Coldstream Society of Friends Cemetery; citing record ID 80395552, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80395552.

 

Charles Abraham Schooley

Charles Schooley: City Paymaster and Prominent Baptist; Vancouver As It Was: A Photo-Historical Journey; https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/charles-schooley-city-paymaster-and-prominent-baptist-churchman/.

British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 4, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, page 82; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/827/mode/1up.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJN-XHC : 10 April 2015), Charles A Schooley and Kate E Sammons, 26 Mar 1885; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,960.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Sa to Sg; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votes.htm; Schooley, Charles Abraham, 911 Howe St, Merchant, Van.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M53V : 16 July 2016), C A Schooley, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63745&highlight=34&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+C++A+Schooley.

1921 Canada Census; Charles Schooley; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Bandits Get $75,000 City Payroll; Paymaster Struck Down and Robbed; Clean Getaway From City Hall Made by Thugs; Vancouver Daily World September 29, 1922, page 1.

Police Wind Net Around Holdup Gang, Vancouver Sun, September 30, 1922, page 1, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BCplAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1711%2C2852364.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVP-7PR : 13 April 2017), Charles Abraham Schooley, 1931.

Charles Abraham Schooley, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 1, 1931, page 25; Vancouver Sun, May 1, 1931, page 26, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ri1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1224%2C155727 [link leads to top of page]: “Schooley—April 30th, 1931, Charles Abraham Schooley, 1147 Bidwell St., in his 85th year, leaving one sister, Mrs. Edward Zavitz, Ilderton, and one brother, London, Ontario. Service 2 p.m., Saturday, Center & Hanna’s chapel. Rev. Dr. W.H. Geistweit, assisted by the Rev. Henry Knox and the Rev. John MacGillivray will officiate. Interment Hamilton, Ontario. Please omit flowers.”

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php: “Name: SCHOOLEY, C.A.; Cemetery: Hamilton; County: Wentworth; Township: Hamilton; Reference: HM-291A.”

 

Martin Sammons (father of Kate Eastman Sammons)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QP-7XY : 2 April 2016), Martin Sammons in household of Hannah Sammons, Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 58, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9923, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,607.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-DH5 : 30 June 2017), Martin Sammons, Ward No. 3, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

 

Anna Wilcox (mother of Kate Eastman Sammons)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QP-7XT : 2 April 2016), Hannah Sammons, Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 59, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9923, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,607.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-DHR : 30 June 2017), Anna Sammons in household of Martin Sammons, Ward No. 3, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX66-6G4 : 11 December 2014), Anna Wilcox in entry for Hester A. Sammons, 18 Oct 1918; citing South Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, yr 1918 cn 24605, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,882.

 

Catherine (“Kate”) Eastman Simmons (wife of Charles Abraham Schooley)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QP-7FR : 2 April 2016), Kate Sammons, Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 59, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9923, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,607.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-DHB : 30 June 2017), Catherine E. Sammons in household of Martin Sammons, Ward No. 3, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJN-XHD : 10 April 2015), Charles A Schooley and Kate E Sammons, 26 Mar 1885; citing registration , Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,960.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 6, 1907, page 3: “Mrs. C.A. Schooley of 2020 Beach avenue will receive on the second Tuesday of every month instead of the last Tuesday.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M53K : 16 July 2016), Kate E. Schooley in entry for C A Schooley, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63745&highlight=35&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Kate++E+Schooley.

1921 Canada Census; Katherine Schooley in household of Charles Schooley; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; 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:FL2X-R5N : 13 April 2017), Kate Eastman Schooley, 1927.

“Mrs. Kate Schooley, City Pioneer, Has Passed Away,” Vancouver Province, May 23, 1927, page 17: “Resident of Vancouver for forty years, Mrs. Kate Eastman Schooley, wife of Charles A. Schooley, 2057 Pendrell street, for many years city paymaster, passed away this morning at St. Paul’s Hospital. The remains are resting at Center & Hanna’s chapel. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.”

Kate Eastman Schooley, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 23, 1927, page 13; Vancouver Sun, May 23, 1927, page 20: “Schooley—Passed peacefully away May 23, 1927, at St. Paul’s Hospital, Kate Eastman, beloved wife of Charles A. Schooley, in her 71st year, late of 2057 Pendrell St., Deceased has been a resident of Vancouver for the past 38 years. Remains are resting at Center & Hanna’s parlors. Funeral announcement later.”

Kate Eastman Schooley, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 25, 1927, page 16: “Kate Eastman Schooley, wife of Charles A. Schooley, 2057 Pendrell street, died Monday in St. Paul’s hospital. Mrs. Schooley had resided in the city 38 years. She was born in Grimsby, Ontario. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from Centre [sic] & Hanna’s chapel.”

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php: “Name: SCHOOLEY, Kate Eastman (Sammon); Cemetery: Hamilton; County: Wentworth; Township: Hamilton; Reference: HM-291A”

“Mrs. Schooley Left $16,360 to Husband,” Vancouver Province, June 5, 1927, page 34: “By a will which has been probated in Supreme Court, Kate Eastman Schooley, who died here on May 23, bequeathed a net estate of $16,630 to her husband, Charles E. [sic] Schooley, 2057 Pendrell street.”

 

Edward G. Schooley (brother of Charles Abraham Schooley)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-487M : 31 March 2017), Edward G Schooley and Rebecca Schooley, 21 Sep 1868; citing Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,056.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43J-43Z : 2 April 2016), Rebecca Schooley, Yarmouth, East Elgin, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 56, line 8; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9898, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,286.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2G-PPH : 3 August 2016), Edward G Schooley, Yarmouth, Elgin East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148135.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2G-PPC : 3 August 2016), Rebecca Schooley, Yarmouth, Elgin East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148135.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCQ-6YQ : 24 June 2015), Edward G. Schooley, 26 Mar 1899; citing St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, p 167, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,389.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7R-P2V2 : 21 June 2017), Edward G.  Schooley, 1989; Burial, Sparta, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, Sparta Friends Burial Ground; citing record ID 177519636, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177519636.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2K-99V : 27 April 2017), Rebecca Schooley, Elgin (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7R-XGFJ : 21 June 2017), Rebecca  Schooley, 1989; Burial, Sparta, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, Sparta Friends Burial Ground; citing record ID 177519662, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177519662.