Sellers, George Edward (1886-1918)

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 891 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 891 [edited image].

George Edward Sellers was a motor engineer and realtor. He lived at 2046 Pendrell Street in 1916 and 1917.

 

Family Background

George Edward Sellers was born at Ramalde, near Oporto, Portugal on March 13, 1886. (Oporto often appears as “Porto” in many sources.)

 

George Edward Sellers; birth register, British Consulate at Oporto, Portugal, http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8772-S034.

George Edward Sellers; birth register, British Consulate at Oporto, Portugal, http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8772-S034.

 

George’s father was George Henry Sellers, a wine exporter who lived from 1844 to 1888. George’s mother was Hilda Emma Kendall (1851-1920).

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 8, 1920, page 18, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y124uvic#page/n17/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 8, 1920, page 18, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y124uvic#page/n17/mode/1up.

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 9, 1920, page 7, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y125uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 9, 1920, page 7, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y125uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, May 20, 1920, page 2, column 4.

The Chilliwack Progress, May 20, 1920, page 2, column 4.

 

George in British Columbia

George sailed to Canada in July 1905. He landed at Quebec City, and his Canadian destination was Chilliwack, British Columbia.

 

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3H-K3L : 11 March 2018), Geo E Sellers, Jul 1905; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-485, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3H-K3L : 11 March 2018), Geo E Sellers, Jul 1905; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-485, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

By 1910 he was living in Langley, where he was a real estate agent for the Vancouver firm of Hope, Graveley. (Further information on this firm appears on the page for Charles Edward Hope (1864-1949); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-h/hope-charles-edward-1864-1949/.)

 

The Chilliwack Progress, October 5, 1910, page 8, columns 4-5.

The Chilliwack Progress, October 5, 1910, page 8, columns 4-5.

 

On April 27, 1911, in Vancouver, George married Ellen Coote. Although the marriage registration said that she was 28 (and, therefore, born about 1883), it appears that she was actually born on May 17, 1873, in Jesmond, Newcastle on Tyne, England. Her parents were Arthur Coote (1841-1906) and Janet McIntosh (1848–1906).

Ellen’s mother, Janet Coote, died in London, England, on February 28, 1906.

 

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. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Janet Coote; Death Date: 28 Feb 1906; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 24 Apr 1906; 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. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Janet Coote; Death Date: 28 Feb 1906; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 24 Apr 1906; Registry: London, England.

Arthur Coote was a director of an English shipbuilding firm. He was killed in a railway accident on June 23, 1906, near Glasgow, Scotland.

 

The Guardian (London, England); June 25, 1906, page 6, column 1.

The Guardian (London, England); June 25, 1906, page 6, 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. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Arthur Coote; Death Date: 22 Jun 1906; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 21 Aug 1906; Registry: London, England. [edited image].

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. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Arthur Coote; Death Date: 22 Jun 1906; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 21 Aug 1906; Registry: London, England. [edited image].

George and Ellen lived in Fort Langley after their marriage.

On November 15, 1915, in Victoria, British Columbia, George enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War. He was a lieutenant in the Canadian Reserve Cyclists. Both his attestation papers and the 1916 and 1917 Vancouver directories showed that he was living at 2046 Pendrell Street.

In December 1915, George left British Columbia to travel to England. Ellen and her two daughters, Kitty and Nancy, remained in Vancouver.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, December 23, 1915, page 8, column 3.

The Chilliwack Progress, December 23, 1915, page 8, column 3.

 

In the summer of 1916, Ellen and her daughters sailed from New York City to Liverpool, England.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, Thursday, June 29, 1916, page 4, column 2.

The Chilliwack Progress, Thursday, June 29, 1916, page 4, column 2.

 

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 624; Item: 51. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Ellen Sellers, Kitty J. Sellers, Nancy J. Sellers; Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States; Arrival date: 8 Jul 1916; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: Adriatic; Shipping line: White Star Dominion Line; Official Number: 124061.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 624; Item: 51. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Ellen Sellers, Kitty J. Sellers, Nancy J. Sellers; Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States; Arrival date: 8 Jul 1916; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: Adriatic; Shipping line: White Star Dominion Line; Official Number: 124061.

After George went overseas, he was in a military hospital in England.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, April 26, 1917, page 1, column 3.

The Chilliwack Progress, April 26, 1917, page 1, column 3.

 

He later returned to active duty. He was killed in action on September 2, 1918.

 

Library and Archives Canada; War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death; Box: 237; Ancestry.com. Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: George Edward Sellers; Death Date: 2 Sep 1918; Rank: Lieutenant; Unit: Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion; Cemetery: Tigris Lane British Cemetery; Cemetery Location: Wancourt, 3 1/2 Miles South East of Arras, France; Burial Place: Arras, France.

Library and Archives Canada; War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death; Box: 237; Ancestry.com. Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: George Edward Sellers; Death Date: 2 Sep 1918; Rank: Lieutenant; Unit: Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion; Cemetery: Tigris Lane British Cemetery; Cemetery Location: Wancourt, 3 1/2 Miles South East of Arras, France; Burial Place: Arras, France.

He was buried at Wancourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Tigris Lane Cemetery.

In November 1918, Ellen returned to British Columbia. She stayed with George’s mother in Sardis.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, November 28, 1918, page 4, column 1.

The Chilliwack Progress, November 28, 1918, page 4, column 1.

 

Ellen died in Vancouver on March 1, 1920.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, March 4, 1920, page 1, column 4.

The Chilliwack Progress, March 4, 1920, page 1, column 4.

 

Ellen left her estate to her daughters, Kitty and Nancy.

 

Vancouver Daily World, March 22, 1922, page 1, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, March 22, 1922, page 1, column 1.

 

George and Ellen had the following children.

 

Kitty Joan Sellers

Kitty Joan Sellers was born on November 16, 1912, in Fort Langley, British Columbia.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, November 27, 1912, page 6, column 4.

The Chilliwack Progress, November 27, 1912, page 6, column 4.

 

On March 16, 1935, in Vernon, British Columbia, she married Noel Arthur Gillespie. He was born in Vernon on December 8, 1909. His parents were Robert Gillespie and Mary Agnes Watson. This marriage ended in divorce in Portland, Oregon on May 22, 1968.

Kitty died in Vernon on January 27, 1978. She was buried in Saint Mary’s Anglican United Church Cemetery in Sorrento, British Columbia.

Noel died on May 22, 2002.

 

Nancy Janet Sellers

Nancy Janet Sellers was born on January 12, 1915, in in British Columbia, possibly in Fort Langley.

In 1933, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, she married Anthony D. Forster.

Nancy died in England in 1987.

 

George’s Sisters

George had two sisters who lived in British Columbia.

 

Mabel Sellers: Sister of George Edward Sellers

Mabel Sellers was born at Oporto, Portugal, on October 12, 1877.

On June 4, 1913, in Sardis, British Columbia, she married Herbert Foster, who was a civil engineer. He was born at Shepherd’s-Well, Kent, England, on February 28, 1870. His parents were William Bodman Foster and Mary Ann Bradshaw.

 

The Chilliwack Progress, June 11, 1913, page 2, columns 1-2.

The Chilliwack Progress, June 11, 1913, page 2, columns 1-2.

 

Herbert died at Mayne Island, British Columbia, on March 18, 1938.

Mabel died at Victoria, British Columbia on November 6, 1964.

 

Edith Sellers: Sister of George Edward Sellers

Edith Sellers was born at Oporto, Portugal, on November 23, 1879.

On August 11, 1923, in Victoria, British Columbia, she married Ivor Napier Austin, who was a bookkeeper. He was born in London, England, on October 20, 1881. His parents were Charles Napier Austin and Lucy Lindley.

 

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-WHHT : 15 March 2018), Edith Sellers and Ivor N Austin, Marriage , Foul Bay, Victoria Daily Times, August 13 1923, page 6.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-WHHT : 15 March 2018), Edith Sellers and Ivor N Austin, Marriage , Foul Bay, Victoria Daily Times, August 13 1923, page 6.

 

Edith died in Victoria on October 8, 1955.

Ivor died in Victoria on April 27, 1958.

 

Sources

George Henry Sellers (father of George Edward Sellers)

Sellers Family (Tuke, Batty, Epworth); By genealogy.com user August 23, 2001 at 02:04:35; http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/sellers/1450/: George Henry Sellers b. Aug. 24, 1844 married at Oporto Aug 21, 1873 to Hilda

George Henry Sellers; Birthdate: August 24, 1844 (44); Death: October 23, 1888 (44); https://www.geni.com/people/George-Sellers/6000000007395465305.

“Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT8L-GTP : 10 February 2018), George Henry Sellers, ; citing , reference it 6 p 37, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,647,594.

 

Hilda Emma Kendall (mother of George Edward Sellers)

Hilda Emily Custance Sellers (Kendall); https://www.geni.com/people/Hilda-Sellers/6000000007395380327: Birthdate: August 21, 1854 (65); Death:       May 3, 1920 (65).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1BF2 : 16 March 2018), Hilda Sellers, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

George Edward Sellers

Chilliwack Museum and Archives, World War One Roll of Honour; Lieutenant George Edward Sellers; http://www.chilliwackmuseum.ca/war-memorial/WW1_S_names.html. [includes short biography and photograph of George Edward Sellers.]

George Edward Sellers (1886–1918); Birth 1886, Portugal; Death 2 SEP 1918, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (ancestry.ca).

George Edward Kendall Sellers; https://www.geni.com/people/George-Sellers/6000000007395152922: Birthdate: 1886 (32); Death: 1918 (32). Husband of Ellen Sellers. Father of Kitty Joan Sellers and Nancy Janet Sellers.

“Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT8Q-FLL : 9 February 2018), George Edward Sellers, ; citing , reference item 6 p 28, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,647,594.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3H-K3L : 11 March 2018), Geo E Sellers, Jul 1905; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-485, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-GDN : 11 March 2018), George Edward Sellers and Ellen Coote, 27 Apr 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1GKM : 16 March 2018), Geo E Sellers, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Sellers, George Edward; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 13/03/1886; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8772 – 34; Item Number: 221332; 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=221332; Digitized service file: B8772-S034; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8772-S034.

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM), George Edward Sellers, Canadian Virtual War Memorial, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/301416: George Edward Sellers; In memory of Lieutenant George Edward Sellers, September 2, 1918; Military Service: Force: Army, Unit: Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion. Burial Information: Cemetery: TIGRIS LANE CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France; Grave Reference: II. B. 7. Location: Wancourt is a village 1.5 kilometres south of the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai. TIGRIS LANE CEMETERY is on the north-east side of the road from Wancourt to Tilloy.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-5T9D : 13 December 2015), George Edward Sellers, 1918; Burial, Wancourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Tigris Lane Cemetery; citing record ID 15991523, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15991523: “Lieutenant George Edward Sellers; Birth: unknown; Death: 2 Sep 1918; Burial: Tigris Lane Cemetery; Wancourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France; Plot: II. B. 7; Memorial ID: 15991523. Regiment/Service: Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion”

 

Mabel Sellers (sister of George Edward Sellers)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1BFL : 16 March 2018), Mable Sellers in entry for Hilda Sellers, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-HKY : 11 March 2018), Herbert Foster and Mabel Sellers, 04 Jun 1913; citing Sardis, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-ZM1 : 8 November 2017), Mabel Foster, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/284a3209-c4d4-4fb7-bc31-c3202323fd27.

 

Herbert Foster (husband of Mabel Sellers)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-H2M : 11 March 2018), Herbert Foster and Mabel Sellers, 04 Jun 1913; citing Sardis, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGR-1RG : 8 November 2017), Herbert Foster, 1938.

 

Edith Sellers(sister of George Edward Sellers)

Edith Sellers (1880–1955); Birth about 1880, England [sic]; Death 8 OCT 1955, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1BFG : 16 March 2018), Edith Sellers in entry for Hilda Sellers, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8S-9QV : 11 March 2018), Ivor Napier Austin and Edith Sellers, 11 Aug 1923; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,227.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-WHHT : 15 March 2018), Edith Sellers and Ivor N Austin, Marriage , Foul Bay, Saint Philip, Barbados; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 13 Aug 1923; FHL microfilm 2,218,894.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCDH-KYS : accessed 2 April 2018), Edith Austin in household of Ivor N Austin, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 5A, line 15, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 176; FHL microfilm 2,339,911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5N-LR8 : 8 November 2017), Edith Austin, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3fc8a78a-309a-4725-83cc-55b5caf4b030.

 

 

Ivor Napier Austin (husband of Edith Sellers)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XJT-WHC : 1 October 2014), Ivor Napier Austin, 1881; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hackney, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QNWK-72M : 11 December 2017), Ivor N Austin in household of Charles N Austin, Penge, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9KQ-67W : 8 April 2016), Ivor N Austin in household of Charles N Austin, Wavertree, Lancashire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Wavertree subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSD-SLV : 11 March 2018), Ivor N Austin, Jan 1908; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-503, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2R-1XG : 11 March 2018), Iver Napier Austin, Aug 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14796, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8S-9QL : 11 March 2018), Ivor Napier Austin and Edith Sellers, 11 Aug 1923; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,227.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-WHHT : 15 March 2018), Edith Sellers and Ivor N Austin, Marriage , Foul Bay, Saint Philip, Barbados; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 13 Aug 1923; FHL microfilm 2,218,894.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCDH-KY9 : accessed 2 April 2018), Ivor N Austin, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 5A, line 14, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 176; FHL microfilm 2,339,911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL51-XL2 : 8 November 2017), Ivor Napier Austin, 1958; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/df10b805-2bd2-44f3-a35c-1d4811a5f5b8.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-L9YK : 15 March 2016), Ivor Napier Austin, 1958; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery; citing record ID 154597069, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154597069: “Ivor Napier Austin; Birth: unknown; Death: 27 Apr 1958; Burial: Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 154597069.”

 

Arthur Coote (father of Ellen Coote)

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History, Arthur Coote; (1841-1906), https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Arthur_Coote: “Arthur Coote was born at St. Ives, Hunts., on 23rd March 1841. . . While travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow to attend the launch of H.M.S. “Agamemnon,” which vessel was being engined by his firm, he was killed in a railway accident near Glasgow, on the 22nd June 1906, at the age of sixty-five.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N9T-9H3 : 1 October 2014), Arthur Coote, 1841; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M77L-ZD2 : 13 December 2017), Arthur Coote in household of Thomas Coote, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGRQ-RVN : 8 November 2017), Arthur Coote in household of Thomas Coote, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England; citing Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, p. 21, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7RJ-FX3 : 12 December 2017), Arthur Coote in household of Thomas Coote, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DKC-SKQ : 13 December 2014), Arthur Coote, 1867; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1867, quarter 4, vol. 10B, p. 251, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5BB-FHL : 11 December 2017), Arthur Coole, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-9NP2 : 13 December 2017), Arthur Coote, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 5069/138, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,405.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSJJ-7W2 : 11 December 2017), Arthur Coate, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS9S-LW4 : 8 April 2016), Arthur Coote, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Andrew subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Janet McIntosh (mother of Ellen Coote)

Janet MacIntosh (1848–1906); Birth 1848, Scotland adopted; Death 28 FEB 1906, Greater London, London, Middlesex, United Kingdom (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DKZ-JST : 13 December 2014), Janet Mackintosh, 1867; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1867, quarter 4, vol. 10B, p. 251, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5BB-FHG : 11 December 2017), Janet Coole in entry for Arthur Coole, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-9N56 : 13 December 2017), Janet Coote in household of Arthur Coote, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 5069/138, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,405.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9GX-RT2 : 11 December 2017), Janet Coate in household of Arthur Coate, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS9S-LWH : 8 April 2016), Janet Coote in household of Arthur Coote, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Andrew subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NYG-K8C : 31 December 2014), Janet Coote, 1906; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Kensington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ellen Coote (wife of George Edward Sellers)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XCH-M2Q : 1 October 2014), Ellen Coote, 1873; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-9NTM : 13 December 2017), Ellen Coote in household of Arthur Coote, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 5069/138, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,405.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS9S-LWC : 8 April 2016), Ellen Coote in household of Arthur Coote, Jesmond, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Andrew subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-GD6 : 11 March 2018), George Edward Sellers and Ellen Coote, 27 Apr 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-1GK9 : 16 March 2018), Helen Sellers in entry for Geo E Sellers, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-BMQ : 8 November 2017), Ellen Sellers, 1920.

Supreme Court of British Columbia (Vancouver), Probate file of Ellen Sellers, Probate P – 06532; microfilm reel B08434; Accession number(s): 91-4202

First page of probate file (first of two files); [image 2375 of 2797]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-LFW?i=2374&wc=M69J-S29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333293801&cc=2014768; second page of probate file (first of two files); [image 2463 of 2797]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-L9B?i=2462&wc=M69J-S29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333293801&cc=2014768; first page of probate file (second of two files); [image 2463 of 2797]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97Z-LG?i=2463&wc=M69J-S29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333293801&cc=2014768; second page of probate file (second of two files); [image 2527 of 2797]: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97Z-2NR5?i=2526&wc=M69J-S29%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333293801&cc=2014768.

 

Kitty Joan Sellers (daughter of George Edward Sellers)

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 035. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Kitty Joan Sellers; Gender: Female; Age: 21; Marital Status: Single; Birth Date: abt 1913; Birth Place: Langley, B. C.; Arrival date: 2 Jan 1934; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Ship Name: S.S Aurania; Residence Place: Vernon, B. C.; Record Type: Manifests.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1935-09-423733; Noel Arthur Gillespie and Joan Sellers; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13769; GSU Microfilm Number: 2135988; date of marriage: March 16, 1935; place of marriage: Vernon; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5d800fae-7b33-442b-af0b-019a0e68f04c.

Ancestry.com. Oregon, Divorce Records, 1961-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Oregon Divorce Records, 1961-1985. Oregon Center for Health Statistics, Portland, Oregon. Name: Kitty Gillespie; Gender: Female; Divorce Date: 22 May 1968; Divorce Place: Multnomah, Oregon, USA; Spouse: Noel Gillespie; Spouse Gender: Male; Certificate Number: 03025.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1W-TYG : 8 November 2017), Kitty Joan Gillespie, 1978; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/be6fa048-b263-4b87-8bc1-e244f8c3cfca.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-KNKC : 13 December 2015), K. Joan Gillespie, ; Burial, Sorrento, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Sorrento Community Cemetery; citing record ID 121544098, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121544098: “K. Joan Gillespie; Birth: 1912; Death: 1978 (aged 65–66); Burial: Saint Mary’s Anglican United Church Cemetery, Sorrento, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Block: 5 Plot: 017; Memorial ID: 121544098.”

 

Noel Arthur Gillespie (husband of Kitty Joan Sellers)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1935-09-423733; Noel Arthur Gillespie and Joan Sellers; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13769; GSU Microfilm Number: 2135988; date of marriage: March 16, 1935; place of marriage: Vernon; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5d800fae-7b33-442b-af0b-019a0e68f04c.

Ancestry.com. Oregon, Divorce Records, 1961-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Oregon Divorce Records, 1961-1985. Oregon Center for Health Statistics, Portland, Oregon. Name: Noel Gillespie; Gender: Male; Divorce Date: 22 May 1968; Divorce Place: Multnomah, Oregon, USA; Spouse: Kitty Gillespie; Spouse Gender: Female; Certificate Number: 03025

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2MM7-NV6 : 23 May 2014), Noel Arthur Gillespie, Residence, Portland, Oregon, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JLBG-H6B : 20 May 2014), Noel A Gillespie, 22 May 2002; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Anne Gillian Gillespie (daughter of Kitty Joan Sellers)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGR-RB4 : 8 November 2017), Anne Gillian Gillespie, 1938.

 

Nancy Janet Sellers (daughter of George Edward Sellers)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV84-X8VG : 8 October 2014), Nancy J Sellers and null, 1933; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1933, quarter 4, vol. 10B, p. 250, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZ7-1X48 : 4 September 2014), Nancy Janet Forster, Feb 1987; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Camden, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Anthony D. Forster (husband of Nancy Janet Forster)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV84-H89T : 8 October 2014), Anthony D Forster and null, 1933; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1933, quarter 4, vol. 10B, p. 250, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.