Shardlow, Harry (1867-1919)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1918, page 814.

Harry Shardlow was a former soldier who worked as a ward master at the Vancouver General Hospital. He lived at 1966 Georgia Street in 1918.

Harry Shardlow was born on July 26, 1867, in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England. His parents were John Shardlow (1837–1906), who worked for a time as a tailor, and Mary Ann Maltby (1839–1923).

About 1885, Harry became a member of the Imperial army; he served in India with the Derbyshire regiment.

National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; War Office Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949 (WO 100); Class: WO 100; Piece: 74; Ancestry.com. UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. [selected portions]: Name: Harry Shardlow; Service Date: 1888-1890; Service Place: India; Campaign or Service: India; Regiment or Unit Name: 2nd Battalion Derbyshire Regiment; Regimental Number: 1013.

National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; War Office Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949 (WO 100); Class: WO 100; Piece: 74; Ancestry.com. UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. [selected portions]: Name: Harry Shardlow; Service Date: 1888-1890; Service Place: India; Campaign or Service: India; Regiment or Unit Name: 2nd Battalion Derbyshire Regiment; Regimental Number: 1013.

Harry returned to England. In 1893, in Nottingham, he married Sarah Jane Bennison. She was born on April 30, 1871, in Grantham, England. Her parents were John Bennison and Sarah Jane Perry.

Harry also served in the South African war.

National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; War Office Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949 (WO 100); Class: WO 100; Piece: 192; Ancestry.com. UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: H Shardlow; Service Date: 1899-1902; Service Place: South Africa; Campaign or Service: South Africa - Second Boer War; Regiment or Unit Name: 1st Battalion Derbyshire; Regimental Number: 1013.

National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; War Office Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949 (WO 100); Class: WO 100; Piece: 192; Ancestry.com. UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: H Shardlow; Service Date: 1899-1902; Service Place: South Africa; Campaign or Service: South Africa – Second Boer War; Regiment or Unit Name: 1st Battalion Derbyshire; Regimental Number: 1013.

In 1901, Harry and Sarah were living in Nottingham. Harry was working as a machine fitter in a cycle factory.

 

Move to Canada

In 1905, Harry and his family settled in Revelstoke, British Columbia.

While he was in Revelstoke, Harry often won prizes for his shooting skill.

R.M.R. Competition [Rocky Mountain Rangers], The Mail Herald, September 8, 1909, page 1, column 5 [excerpt]; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/mherald/items/1.0311014#p0z-3r0f:

R.M.R. Competition [Rocky Mountain Rangers], The Mail Herald, September 8, 1909, page 1, column 5 [excerpt]; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/mherald/items/1.0311014#p0z-3r0f:

The Shardlow family later moved to Vancouver, where Harry was connected with the 11th Irish Fusiliers.

Harry first appeared in the Vancouver directory in 1912. He was living in the Kenilworth apartments at 843 Cardero Street, and he was working there as a janitor.

Kenilworth Apartments, 843 Cardero Street, 1910s, Vancouver City Archives; M-11-63; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/kenilworth-apartments-843-cardero-street.

Kenilworth Apartments, 843 Cardero Street, 1910s, Vancouver City Archives; M-11-63; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/kenilworth-apartments-843-cardero-street.

Harry’s daughter, Gertrude, was also living in the Kenilworth apartments.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1185.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1185.

In 1914, Harry went to Australia. On May 13, 1915, he joined the Australian military forces and served for a time in France. (His Australian service number was 2671; this number sometimes appears in various sources that suggest a connection between this number and the Canadian Army Medical Corps.)

Australian Imperial Force; Attestation Paper; SHARDLOW Harry : Service Number - 2671 : Place of Birth - Nottingham England : Place of Enlistment - Bowen QLD : Next of Kin - (Wife) SHARDLOW Sarah Jane; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=8080072&isAv=N.

Australian Imperial Force; Attestation Paper; SHARDLOW Harry : Service Number – 2671 : Place of Birth – Nottingham England : Place of Enlistment – Bowen QLD : Next of Kin – (Wife) SHARDLOW Sarah Jane; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=8080072&isAv=N.

Because of health issues, Harry received a military discharge in 1917.

Australian Imperial Force; War Pension Claims; SHARDLOW Harry : Service Number - 2671 : Place of Birth - Nottingham England : Place of Enlistment - Bowen QLD : Next of Kin - (Wife) SHARDLOW Sarah Jane; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=8080072&isAv=N.

Australian Imperial Force; War Pension Claims; SHARDLOW Harry : Service Number – 2671 : Place of Birth – Nottingham England : Place of Enlistment – Bowen QLD : Next of Kin – (Wife) SHARDLOW Sarah Jane; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=8080072&isAv=N.

Harry returned to Canada and joined the Military Hospital Commission in Vancouver.

In 1918 he was living at 1966 Georgia Street. In 1919 he was 579 East 60th Avenue.

He died in South Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 14, 1919.

Vancouver Daily World, October 16, 1919, page 19, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 16, 1919, page 19, column 3.

Harry was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Library and Archives Canada; War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death; Box: 272; Ancestry.com. Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Harry Shardlow. Next of kin: Mrs. S.J. Shardlow (Wife); 579 60th Ave. East, South Vancouver, B.C. [later: Mrs. S.J. Smythe, Box 26, Cowley, Alberta].

Library and Archives Canada; War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death; Box: 272; Ancestry.com. Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Harry Shardlow. Next of kin: Mrs. S.J. Shardlow (Wife); 579 60th Ave. East, South Vancouver, B.C. [later: Mrs. S.J. Smythe, Box 26, Cowley, Alberta].

Sarah’s Later Life

On May 5, 1920, in South Vancouver, Sarah married James Smyth, who was a widowed farmer. He was born in Ontario on May 10, 1874. His parents were Isaiah Smyth and Nancy Currie.

James and Sarah went to live in Cowley, west of Fort MacLeod, Alberta.

Blairmore Enterprise, June 17, 1920, Page 4, Item Ar00411 [selected portions]; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1920/06/17/4/Ar00411.html?printable=true.

Blairmore Enterprise, June 17, 1920, Page 4, Item Ar00411 [selected portions]; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1920/06/17/4/Ar00411.html?printable=true.

In April 1934, Sarah suffered a stroke.

Sarah’s daughter, Gertrude, went to Cowley to see Sarah.

Sarah died on May 9, 1934.

Blairmore Enterprise, May 17, 1934, Page 5, Item Ar00507; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1934/05/17/5/Ar00507.html?printable=true.

Blairmore Enterprise, May 17, 1934, Page 5, Item Ar00507; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1934/05/17/5/Ar00507.html?printable=true.

Blairmore Enterprise, May 17, 1934, Page 5, Item Ar00503; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1934/05/17/5/Ar00503.html?printable=true.

Blairmore Enterprise, May 17, 1934, Page 5, Item Ar00503; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1934/05/17/5/Ar00503.html?printable=true.

Sarah was buried in the Cowley Cemetery.

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-MHL9 : 13 December 2015), Sarah Jane Smyth, 1934; Burial, Cowley, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Cowley Cemetery; citing record ID 124210942, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124210942.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-MHL9 : 13 December 2015), Sarah Jane Smyth, 1934; Burial, Cowley, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Cowley Cemetery; citing record ID 124210942, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124210942.

In the fall of 1934, James and three children went on a motor trip in Canada and the United States.

On the way back home, James developed pneumonia. He died in Vancouver on October 30, 1934.

James was buried in the Cowley Cemetery.

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-MH2J : 13 December 2015), James Smyth, 1934; Burial, Cowley, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Cowley Cemetery; citing record ID 124210943, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124210943.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-MH2J : 13 December 2015), James Smyth, 1934; Burial, Cowley, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Cowley Cemetery; citing record ID 124210943, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124210943.

 

Harry Shardlow and Sarah Bennison had a daughter.

 

Gertrude Martha Shardlow

Gertrude Martha Shardlow was born on September 27, 1894, in Bolton, England.

On August 3, 1917, in Vancouver, Gertrude married Thomas Arthur White. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on August 17, 1888.

Gertrude died on February 13, 1970. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Thomas died in Vancouver on April 27, 1977.

Gertrude and Thomas had a son.

 

Theodore William White

Theodore William White was born in Vancouver on May 10, 1920.

He married Edna Smurthwaite. She was born on December 29, 1923, in Durham, England. Her parents were Thomas Smurthwaite and Gladys Pendlebury.

Theodore was living in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1970. He died in Vancouver on September 14, 1992.

Edna died in Vancouver on January 27, 1994.

 

Sources

John Shardlow (father of Harry Shardlow)

John Shardlow (1837–1906); Birth 16 MAY 1837, Nottingham St Marys, Nottinghamshire, , England; Death 26 MAY 1906, Bowen, , Queensland, Australia (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D72-7C1 : 13 December 2014), John Shardlow, 1859; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1859, quarter 2, vol. 7B, p. 329, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7DW-BW6 : 28 September 2016), John Shardlow, St Mary, Nottinghamshire, 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 Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXH-77J : 24 June 2017), John Shardlow, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27K-8TYR : 20 August 2016), John Shardlow, Nottingham St Mary, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 17, Piece/Folio 3355/96, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,976.

“Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-MGR2 : accessed 4 October 2017), John Shardlow, 27 May 1906; citing Death, ,Cemetery offices, Australia.

“Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBQ-PQJP : 9 March 2015), John Shardlow, 27 May 1906; citing Burial, Bowen, Queensland, Australia, private collection of Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara; FHL microfilm 1,238,891.

“Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB8-QPHZ : 9 March 2015), John Shardlow, 1906; citing Burial, Rogers Queensland index, Queensland, Australia, private collection of Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara; FHL microfilm 1,669,648.

 

Mary Ann Maltby (mother of Harry Shardlow)

Mary Ann Maltby (1839–1923); Birth 8 JAN 1839, Nottingham St Marys, Nottinghamshire, , England; Death 13 MAR 1923, Portsmouth, Hampshire, , England (ancestry.ca)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D7K-XH6 : 13 December 2014), Mary Ann Maltby, 1859; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1859, quarter 2, vol. 7B, p. 329, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7DW-BWX : 28 September 2016), Mary Ann Shardlow in household of John Shardlow, St Mary, Nottinghamshire, 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 Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXH-77V : 24 June 2017), Mary A Shardlow in entry for John Shardlow, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27K-8TBV : 20 August 2016), Mary Ann Shardlow in household of John Shardlow, Nottingham St Mary, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 17, Piece/Folio 3355/96, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,976.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWQS-7TM : 2 August 2017), Mary Ann Shardlow in household of Robert Thomas Shardlow, Portsmouth, Portsea, Hampshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHS-SLZ2 : 4 September 2014), Mary A Shardlow, 1923; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Harry Shardlow

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X3L-YN6 : 1 October 2014), Harry Shardlow, 1867; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXH-77L : 24 June 2017), Harry Shardlow in entry for John Shardlow, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27K-8YM5 : 20 August 2016), Harry Shardlow in household of John Shardlow, Nottingham St Mary, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 17, Piece/Folio 3355/96, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,976.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DFD-66C : 13 December 2014), Harry Shardlow, 1893; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1893, quarter 1, vol. 7B, p. 399, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSN3-H8N : 8 April 2016), Harry Shardlow, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Nottingham North West subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-3X2 : 13 April 2017), Harry Shardlow, 1919.

Harry Shardlow, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 15, 1919, page 16; Vancouver Sun, October 15, 1919; Vancouver Daily World, October 15, 1919, page 16, column 1: “Shardlow—Oct. 14, 1919, at the family residence, 579 Sixtieth avenue east, Harry Shardlow, in his 53rd year. Funeral service at Center & Hanna’s chapel, Friday morning at 9 o’clock, Capt. the Rev. E.D. McLaren officiating. Interment in the Returned Soldiers’ plot, Mountain View Cemetery.:

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7B9C : 13 December 2015), Harry Shardlow, 1919; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26260905, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26260905.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4032835/shardlow,-harry/: “Sergeant Shardlow, Harry; Service Number 2671; Died 14/10/1919; Aged 52; Canadian Army Medical Corps; Son of the late John and Mary Ann Shardlow; husband of Sarah Jane Shardlow, of 579, 60th Avenue East, Vancouver.”

 

John Bennison (father of Sarah Jane Benneson)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27V-PZ3M : 20 August 2016), John Bennison, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 24, Piece/Folio 3231/68, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,950.

 

Sarah Jane Perry (father of Sarah Jane Bennison)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27V-PZ3V : 20 August 2016), Sarah Bennison in household of John Bennison, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 24, Piece/Folio 3231/68, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,950.

 

Sarah Jane Bennison

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X46-C2K : 1 October 2014), Sarah Jane Bennison, 1871; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27V-PZQF : 20 August 2016), Sarah Bennison in household of John Bennison, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 24, Piece/Folio 3231/68, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,950.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4C8P-JPZ : 1 April 2016), Sarah J Bennison in household of James Margerison, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Nottinghamshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DFZ-HNJ : 13 December 2014), Sarah Jane Bennison, 1893; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1893, quarter 1, vol. 7B, p. 399, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSN3-H8J : 8 April 2016), Sarah J Shardlow in household of Harry Shardlow, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Nottingham North West subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

James Smyth (husband of Sarah Jane Bennison)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRN-8YQ : 27 April 2017), James Smyth in household of A Mary Miller, Alberta, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-JY7W : 16 July 2016), James Smyth, 1911; citing Census, MacLeod Sub-Districts 1-35, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,653.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM52-QQS : 3 April 2016), James Smyth, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 11, line 32; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,967.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-8DL : 21 January 2016), James Smyth and Sarah Jane Shardlow, 05 May 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:FLGG-R8K : 13 April 2017), James Smyth, 1934.

 

Murl Smyth (daughter of James Smyth)

Murl May Gray, death notice, published in The Calgary Herald on May 30, 2009; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=murl-may-gray&pid=127933739: “Gray , Murl May (Smyth) (Wheatcroft) May 5, 1917 – May 28, 2009 Our beloved Murl passed away peacefully at Vista Village, Pincher Creek at the age of 92 years. She is survived by her loving family for whom she had a mutually deep and abiding love; children, Bruce Wheatcroft (Bill Hutton) and Brenda (Dan) Pattison; extended family Wilf Gray, Sharon (Tony) Cockton, Vince (Pat) Gray, Tilly (Roy) Wall, John Gray, fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Winnifred Gray and Joan Gray, and numerous loving nieces and nephews throughout southern Alberta. She was predeceased by her first husband Harvey Wheatcroft, her second husband Arthur Gray, as well as her brothers Harry and Eddy Smyth. Murl was born and spent her school years in Cowley, Alberta. She was an accomplished dressmaker, and managed the Singer Sewing Centre in Coleman, prior to moving to Calgary and continuing her career from home. During the war, while Harvey was overseas, she worked at the Gainsborough Art Gallery, and later for Sears. Following Harvey’s passing in 1968, she returned to Cowley, marrying Arthur in 1970. Upon retirement, they moved to Pincher Creek, where Murl was an avid bowler, and volunteered countless hours at the hospital truck shop. She was a life member of the Anglican Church Women’s group. Murl was a very social person, and loved to be with friends and family. A celebration of her life will be held at Pincher Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of love and care be made in Murl’s memory directly to The Good Samaritan Society, Vista Village, Pincher Creek. Arrangements in care of PINCHER FUNERAL CHAPEL. Condolences may be left at http://www.pincherfuneralchapel.com.”

 

Gertrude Martha Shardlow (daughter of Harry Shardlow)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-CQK : 21 January 2016), Thomas Arthur White and Gertrude Martha Shardlow, 03 Aug 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,708.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBS-S7F : 13 April 2017), Martha Gertrude White, 1970.

Martha Gertrude White, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 14, 1970, page 37: “White—On February 13, 1970, Martha Gertrude White of 3861 Dunbar Street, age 75 years. Survived by her husband Thomas A.; 1 son, Theodore W. of Regina; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Rev. G. Struthers will conduct the funeral service in the Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway at 11th Avenue on Monday, February 16, at 2 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Heart Foundation, 1956 W. Broadway.”

 

Thomas Arthur White (husband of Gertrude Martha Shardlow)

The Descendants of Henry Ball and Lydia Ann Lowe; http://www.islandregister.com/ball1.html: “87. THOMAS ARTHUR WHITE [1783] (THEOPHILUS JAMES WHITE 3, SARAH BALL 2, HENRY 1) was born on 12 Aug 1887 in Charlottown, PEI and died on 27 Apr 1977 in Vancouver, BC aged 89; THOMAS married GERTRUDE MARTHA SHARDLOW [20837] [MRIN: 6266] on 3 Aug 1917 in Vancouver, BC. GERTRUDE died on 13 Feb 1970 in Vancouver, BC.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-CQG : 21 January 2016), Thomas Arthur White and Gertrude Martha Shardlow, 03 Aug 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,708.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-MZQ : 13 April 2017), Thomas Arthur White, 1977; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3b7438aa-bec1-4b2c-afef-b69b49f1c4cd.

 

Theodore William White (son of Gertrude Martha Shardlow)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-K3BQ : 13 April 2017), Theodore William White, 1992; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/409ffaae-6a36-4c92-a69f-d53bac0bc45c; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0cb834fe-7714-45a1-b4d9-d4450e08ab7b.

 

Edna Smurthwaite (wife of Theodore William White)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-002123; Edna White; date of death: January 27, 1994; place of death: Vancouver; Age at Death:70; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/43415a5d-8f7f-4415-a955-a1097e8221fe; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/be9d5fec-4d73-4cdd-8a42-a1eb62156f3b.

 

Albert Edward Bennison (brother of Sarah Jane Bennison)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-JKX : 21 January 2016), Albert Edward Bennison and Alice Melinda Williamson, 09 Feb 1907; citing Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11386, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,979.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DN-Y7M5 : 6 December 2016), Albert Edward Bennison, 1913; Burial, Revelstoke, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 172506174, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=172506174.