Slocum, Herbert Spencer (1882-1916)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 901.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 901.

Herbert S. Slocum lived at 1901 Beach Avenue in 1916. It appears that he was Herbert Spencer Slocum, who described himself as a clerk.

 

Family Background

Herbert Spencer Slocum was born in Woodbury, Long Island, New York on April 19, 1882 (some sources say 1883). His parents were Jeremiah Drown Slocum (1834-1907) and Cleone Taylor Day (1845-1918).

History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical, embracing twelve generations of the first-named family from A.D. 1637 to 1908, with their marriages and descendants in the female lines as far as ascertained, volume 2, by Charles Elihu Slocum; Defiance, Ohio, 1908, page 59; https://archive.org/stream/historyofslocums00sloc#page/59/mode/1up.

History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical, embracing twelve generations of the first-named family from A.D. 1637 to 1908, with their marriages and descendants in the female lines as far as ascertained, volume 2, by Charles Elihu Slocum; Defiance, Ohio, 1908, page 59; https://archive.org/stream/historyofslocums00sloc#page/59/mode/1up.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, volume 49, 1918; Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works (1918), page 83, https://archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealog49newy#page/83/mode/1up.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, volume 49, 1918; Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works (1918), page 83, https://archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealog49newy#page/83/mode/1up.

Herbert’s father, Jeremiah (“Jerry”) Slocum, had served with the Union forces during the American Civil War. It appears that his highest military rank was “colonel,” although some sources called him a general. He died at Staten Island, New York, in 1907.

The New York Times, March 13, 1907, page 9, column 6.

The New York Times, March 13, 1907, page 9, column 6.

New York Tribune, March 13, 1907, page 7, column 4.

New York Tribune, March 13, 1907, page 7, column 4.

Jerry’s wife, Cleone, died at Staten Island in 1918.

The New York Times, December 8, 1918, page 22, column 6.

The New York Times, December 8, 1918, page 22, column 6.

 

Ernest Slocum’s Marriage to Maud Hamilton Baker

On October 2, 1907, Herbert was the best man when his brother, Ernest Foster Slocum, married Maud Hamilton Baker in Montreal, Quebec.

Maud was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 2, 1882. Her father was Walter Reginald Baker (1852-1929), who was the secretary of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Walter’s brother, Frederick Francis Baker, was the paymaster for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s office in Vancouver. He lived at 1991 Nelson Street from 1913 to 1925. Further information appears on the page for Frederick Francis Baker: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/baker-frederick-francis-1858-1925/.

Walter Reginald Baker - Men of Canada - John A Cooper - editor - Montreal - Canadian Historical Company - 1901-1902 - page 105; https://archive.org/stream/menofcanadaportr00coopuoft#page/105/mode/1up/search/baker.

Walter Reginald Baker – Men of Canada – John A Cooper – editor – Montreal – Canadian Historical Company – 1901-1902 – page 105; https://archive.org/stream/menofcanadaportr00coopuoft#page/105/mode/1up/search/baker.

Montreal Gazette, April 2, 1929, page 4, columns 1-2 [excerpts]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9y8rAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6539%2C222695.

Montreal Gazette, April 2, 1929, page 4, columns 1-2 [excerpts]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9y8rAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BowFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6539%2C222695.

Maud’s mother was Jane Grice (1855–1902).

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Name: Baker [Maud Hamilton Baker]; Spouse: Slocom; Event: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Year: 1907; Marriage Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint James the Apostle. Name: Slocom [Ernest Foster Slocom]; Spouse: Baker; Event: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Year: 1907; Marriage Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint James the Apostle.

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Name: Baker [Maud Hamilton Baker]; Spouse: Slocom; Event: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Year: 1907; Marriage Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint James the Apostle. Name: Slocom [Ernest Foster Slocom]; Spouse: Baker; Event: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Year: 1907; Marriage Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint James the Apostle.

Ernest Foster Slocum was the vice president of the Safety Car Heating and Lighting Company, which made lighting and heating equipment and other accessories for railroad cars.

Safety Car and Heating Lighting Company Catalog, about 1905, 2 Rector Street, New York City; https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/481251910153602878/.

Safety Car and Heating Lighting Company Catalog, about 1905, 2 Rector Street, New York City; https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/481251910153602878/.

Staunton Daily Leader (Staunton, Virginia), May 23, 1908, page 18, column 6.

Staunton Daily Leader (Staunton, Virginia), May 23, 1908, page 18, column 6.

In 1905, Ernest had purchased the “Tower House” on Howard Avenue in Grymes Hill, Staten Island, and it was apparently going to be a home for Ernest and Maud.

History and Legend of Howard Avenue and the Serpentine Road, Grymes Hill, Staten Island, by Charles Gilbert Hine, Hine’s Annual, 1914, privately printed by Hine Brothers Printery, pages 26-27; https://archive.org/stream/historylegendofh00hine#page/26/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historylegendofh00hine#page/27/mode/1up.

History and Legend of Howard Avenue and the Serpentine Road, Grymes Hill, Staten Island, by Charles Gilbert Hine, Hine’s Annual, 1914, privately printed by Hine Brothers Printery, pages 26-27; https://archive.org/stream/historylegendofh00hine#page/26/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historylegendofh00hine#page/27/mode/1up.

The marriage was not a success. From the time of the wedding ceremony, Ernest behaved in a “peculiar manner.” After their honeymoon in Europe, Ernest and Maud arrived in New York in November 1907. On the way to Staten Island, Ernest leapt from the Staten Island ferry, apparently trying to drown himself. Rescuers managed to save him.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 15, 1907, page 1, column 7 [headlines only].

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 15, 1907, page 1, column 7 [headlines only].

It became clear that Ernest was mentally ill, and he was placed in Dr. Carlos Frederick MacDonald’s sanatorium in Central Valley, New York. Herbert George McLear became Ernest’s committee and legal guardian.

Falkirk Hospital [later Dr. MacDonald’s Sanatorium], America's Care of the Mentally Ill: A Photographic History, Volume 1, by William E. Baxter and David W. Hathcox; Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1994, page 95, plate 4.41; https://books.google.ca/books?id=4HasD7gKJY0C&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=falkirk#v=onepage&q=falkirk&f=false.

Falkirk Hospital [later Dr. MacDonald’s Sanatorium], America’s Care of the Mentally Ill: A Photographic History, Volume 1, by William E. Baxter and David W. Hathcox; Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, 1994, page 95, plate 4.41; https://books.google.ca/books?id=4HasD7gKJY0C&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=falkirk#v=onepage&q=falkirk&f=false.

Maud hoped that Ernest would recover, but eventually she went to court to have the marriage annulled.

San Francisco Call, Volume 113, Number 71, 9 February 1913, page 1, columns 2-3; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19130209.1.57.

San Francisco Call, Volume 113, Number 71, 9 February 1913, page 1, columns 2-3; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19130209.1.57.

A few days after the annulment, it became apparent that Ernest had recovered and that he had already been released from the asylum several weeks before the annulment of his marriage to Maud. However, he was not taking any steps to undo the annulment.

The New York Times, February 9, 1913, page 33, column 1.

The New York Times, February 9, 1913, page 33, column 1.

In 1922 the courts were still deciding legal issues relating to Ernest’s years in the sanitarium.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), November 9, 1922, unknown page.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), November 9, 1922, unknown page.

Ernest died in New York on March 23, 1928. He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey.

 

Herbert’s Marriage to Maud

Herbert married Maud sometime between 1913 and 1915. They arrived in Vancouver around the same time.

On September 13, 1915, Herbert signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Maud was his next of kin, and she was living at 1991 Nelson Street in Vancouver.

 

Herbert’s Unsuccessful Attempt to Serve at the Front

Herbert went to England to begin his war service. However, he was physically weak and he was often worried and low spirited. One of the medical officers at Bramshott Camp told Herbert that he was not fit to go to France to fight at the front.

Shortly afterward, military personnel discovered Herbert’s body in the orderly room at Bromshott Camp. An investigation led to a verdict that Herbert had “committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver whilst [temporarily] insane.”

The newspapers reported Herbert’s death, but did not describe how he had died.

Vancouver Daily World, June 27, 1916, page 13, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, June 27, 1916, page 13, column 6.

The Central New Jersey Home News (New Brunswick, New Jersey), June 30, 1916, page 9, column 2.

The Central New Jersey Home News (New Brunswick, New Jersey), June 30, 1916, page 9, column 2.

The New York Times, June 30, 1916, page 11, column 5.

The New York Times, June 30, 1916, page 11, column 5.

In the summer of 1917, Maud sailed to Alaska on the Princess Alice, along with several other passengers who were going on a tour of the “Land of Midnight Sun.”

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1917, page 13, columns 4-5.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1917, page 13, columns 4-5.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger & Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Ketchikan, Alaska.; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85. Ancestry.com. Alaska, Passenger and Crew Manifests, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Maud Hamilton Slocum; Birth Date: abt 1883; Birth Place: Manitoba Winnipeg; Gender: Female; Race: English; Nationality: Canadian; Arrival Date: 30 Jul 1917; Arrival Place: Ketchikan, Alaska, USA; Age: 34; Vessel: Princess Alice.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger & Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Ketchikan, Alaska.; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85. Ancestry.com. Alaska, Passenger and Crew Manifests, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Maud Hamilton Slocum; Birth Date: abt 1883; Birth Place: Manitoba Winnipeg; Gender: Female; Race: English; Nationality: Canadian; Arrival Date: 30 Jul 1917; Arrival Place: Ketchikan, Alaska, USA; Age: 34; Vessel: Princess Alice.

In 1918, Maud’s address was 624 13th Street in South Lethbridge, Alberta. (In 1917 and 1919, the Lethbridge directory listed George B. MacKay living at 624 13th Street. He was from Montreal, and he was the son of Senator Robert and Janet (Baptist) Mackay. It is not clear if there is any more direct connection between Maud and George MacKay.)

Henderson’s City of Lethbridge Directory, 1917, page 192, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/3438.8/192.html.

Henderson’s City of Lethbridge Directory, 1917, page 192, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/3438.8/192.html.

 

Maud’s Marriage to John Jennings Creelman

On September 11, 1920, Maud married John Jennings Creelman, a prominent Montreal lawyer who had been a lieutenant-colonel with the Canadian forces during the First World War.

John was born in Toronto, Ontario, on February 14, 1882. His parents were Adam Rutherford Cumming and Margaret Cumming Jennings.

John had been married before, to Katharine Melanie Weekes, of Galveston, Texas.

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-3VLZ : 28 February 20119217), John Jennings Creelman and Katherine Melanie Weeks, Marriage , Galveston, Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico [sic]; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 26 Jun 1908; FHL microfilm 2,218,776.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-3VLZ : 28 February 20119217), John Jennings Creelman and Katherine Melanie Weeks, Marriage , Galveston, Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico [sic]; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 26 Jun 1908; FHL microfilm 2,218,776.

Katharine died on December 13, 1914, in North Conway, New Hampshire. (Some sources give the year of death as 1918).

In 1921, John and Maud were living at 694 West Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. (Two children appear to have been born in Alberta: Fred (born about 1913) and Phyllis (born about 1915). These may have been Maud’s children with Herbert Slocum.)

After John’s marriage to Maud, he continued his legal practice and his associations with military matters. He also served on the boards of many Canadian corporations.

John died in Montreal on June 29, 1949. He was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Maud died in Montreal on September 26, 1965. She was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Montreal Gazette, September 27, 1965, page 47, column 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dqUtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h58FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6445%2C5862021 [link leads to page 46; obituary is on page 46, column 3].

Montreal Gazette, September 27, 1965, page 47, column 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dqUtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h58FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6445%2C5862021 [link leads to page 46; obituary is on page 46, column 3].

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Jeremiah D. Slocum (father of Herbert Spencer Slocum)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDJ8-V4H : 12 April 2016), Jeremiah D Slocom in household of Ellery Slocom, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; citing family 349, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHW8-K5Z : 4 November 2017), Jeremiah D. Slocum and Cleone T. Day, 20 Aug 1867; citing Marriage, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 721,190.

“Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWYB-X3R : 7 December 2017), Jeremiah D. Slocumb and Cleone F. Dodge, 20 Aug 1867; citing  , Sutton, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,026.

“United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDP-8NZT : 3 April 2015), Jeremiah D Slocum, .

“New Jersey State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL8Y-C86V : 17 November 2017), Jeremiah D Slocum, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 101, household 9, line #28, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,672.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9JB-F9C : accessed 24 January 2018), Jeramiah D Slocum, Precinct 4 Jersey City Ward 9, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 144, sheet 5A, family 102, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,979.

“New Jersey State Census, 1905,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM4X-1NL : 3 April 2016), Jeremiah D Slocum, , Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 13, line 86, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,609.

“United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJD3-2V31 : 24 May 2014), Jeremiah D Slocum, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,636,111.

 

Cleone Taylor Day (mother of Herbert Spencer Slocum)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6MX-JY7 : 12 April 2016), Cleone Day in household of Elihu Day, Newark, West ward, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing family 627, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFHB-HP7 : 14 December 2017), Cleone T Day in entry for Elin Day, 1860.

“Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHW8-K54 : 4 November 2017), Jeremiah D. Slocum and Cleone T. Day, 20 Aug 1867; citing Marriage, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 721,190.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9JB-F9Z : accessed 24 January 2018), Cleone D Slocum in household of Jeramiah D Slocum, Precinct 4 Jersey City Ward 9, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 144, sheet 5B, family 102, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,979.

“New Jersey State Census, 1905,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM4X-1NG : 3 April 2016), Cleole Slocum in household of Jeremiah D Slocum, , Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 13, line 87, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,609.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1G-7ZDK : 11 July 2016), Cleone Taylor Day Slocum, 1918; Burial, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States of America, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 145107305, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145107305: “Cleone Taylor Day Slocum; Birth 28 Dec 1845 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA; Death Dec 1918 New Jersey, USA; Burial  Mount Pleasant Cemetery  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA; Plot Section P, Lot 32; Memorial ID 145107305; w/o Jeremiah Drown Slocum (1834/36- ?). born Sept 1843 on 1900 federal census.; buried 12/11/1918.”

 

Herbert Spencer Slocum

“New Jersey State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6TZJ-6W2 : 19 July 2016), Herbert S Slocom in household of Geremiah D Slocom, Jersey City, District 05, Hudson, New Jersey; citing p. 135, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,622.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9JB-F9X : accessed 24 January 2018), Herbert S Slocum in household of Jeramiah D Slocum, Precinct 4 Jersey City Ward 9, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 144, sheet 5B, family 102, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,979.

“New Jersey State Census, 1905,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM4X-1NT : 3 April 2016), Herbert S Slocum in household of Jeremiah D Slocum, , Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 13, line 91, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,609.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Slocum, Herbert Spencer; Regimental Number: 32522; 129333; Date of Birth: 19/04/1882; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8984 – 42; Item Number: 233895; 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=233895; digitized service file: B8984-S042; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8984-S042.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J41-3ZZ : 31 December 2014), Herbert P Slocum, 1916; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Petersfield, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKJ-TRZ3 : 13 December 2015), Herbert Spencer Slocum, 1916; Burial, Bramshott, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard; citing record ID 46603860, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46603860. “Pvt Herbert Spencer Slocum; Birth 19 Apr 1882 Woodsburgh, Nassau County, New York, USA; Death 24 Jun 1916 Bramshott, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England; Burial  St Mary the Virgin Churchyard  Bramshott, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England; Plot I. H. 13.; Memorial ID 46603860; In Memory of Private Herbert Spencer Slocum, Service# 129333, 72nd Bn., Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), who died age 32 on 24 June 1916 [in No. 12 Canadian General Hospital Bramshott]. Husband of Maud Hamilton Slocum (nee Baker, later Creelman), of 694 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Canada. Remembered with Honour; Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard; Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.”

Canadian Virtual War Memorial; Herbert Spencer Slocum: In memory of Private Herbert Spencer Slocum June 24, 1916; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/360188?Herbert%20Spencer%20Slocum.

 

Ernest Foster Slocum (brother of Herbert Spencer Slocum)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZF7-P81 : 8 September 2017), Ernest Slocum in household of J D Slocum, Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 272, sheet 463D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0918; FHL microfilm 1,254,918.

“New Jersey State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6TZN-YW2 : 19 July 2016), Ernest F Slocom in household of Geremiah D Slocom, Jersey City, District 05, Hudson, New Jersey; citing p. 135, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,622.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9JB-F98 : accessed 24 January 2018), Ernest F Slocum in household of Jeramiah D Slocum, Precinct 4 Jersey City Ward 9, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 144, sheet 5B, family 102, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,979.

“New Jersey State Census, 1905,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM4X-1NP : 3 April 2016), Ernest F Slocum in household of Jeremiah D Slocum, , Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 13, line 88, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,688,609.

Carlos Frederick MacDonald, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Frederick_MacDonald: “In 1906, MacDonald purchased a private mental hospital, Falkirk Sanatorium, in Central Valley, New York which he operated for many years.”

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVMF-TV9 : accessed 24 January 2018), Ernest Slocum, Richmond Assembly District 1, Richmond, New York, United States; citing  ED 1584, sheet 6B, line 73, family 133, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1238; FHL microfilm 1,821,238.

“New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W5F-HFY : 20 March 2015), Ernest Foster Slocum, 23 Mar 1928; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,056,321.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1G-7ZVF : 15 December 2015), Ernest Foster Slocum, 1928; Burial, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States of America, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 145107290, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145107290: “Ernest Foster Slocum; Birth 12 Sep 1870 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA; Death Mar 1928 New Jersey, USA; Burial  Mount Pleasant Cemetery  Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA; Plot Section P, Lot 32: Memorial ID 145107290.”

 

Walter Reginald Baker (father of Maud Hamilton Baker)

Pedigree of Baker family; https://cyc.sdp.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/search/asset/1018266. [Note: death date of Walter Baker’s first wife, Jane, should be 1902, not 1910.]

Baker lineage, Armory and Lineages of Canada, by Herbert George Todd, New York, Herbert George Todd [publisher], 1913, Pages 73-74; http://www.electriccanadian.com/makers/armorylineagesof00todduoft.pdf.

 

Jane Grice (mother of Maud Hamilton Baker)

Jane Grice Baker (1855–1902); BIRTH 1855, Ontario, Canada; Death 30 MAY, 1902, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Maud Hamilton Baker (wife of Herbert Spencer Slocum)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1882-001041; Maud Hamilton Baker; date of birth: August 2, 1882; Place of Birth: Winnipeg; Mother; Jane Cruice.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK9-6ZQ : 27 April 2017), H Maud Baker in household of J H Baker, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

George B. MacKay, Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical, Vol 2, http://www.electricscotland.com/history/canada/alberta/george_mackay.htm [includes photograph and biography.]

1921 Canada Census, John J. Creelman, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-PXXK : 13 December 2015), Maud Hamilton Creelman, 1965; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108128447, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108128447/maud-hamilton-creelman: “Maud Hamilton Baker Creelman; Birth 2 Aug 1882 Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Death 26 Sep 1965 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Burial  Mount Royal Cemetery  Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID 108128447. Daughter of Walter Reginald Baker of England, and Jane H {Grice} Baker of Ontario. Maud Hamilton Baker married firstly to Private Slocum; she was widowed during the First World War. She married secondly to John Jennings Creelman, also a widower, about 1920. Maud died just a few weeks after her 84th birthday.”

 

John Jennings Creelman (husband of Maud Hamilton Baker)

John Jennings Creelman, Who’s Who in Canada , 1947-1948, page 1228.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2PP-FYW : 27 November 2014), John Jennings Creelman, 14 Feb 1882; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 14 Feb 1882, reference cn 40924; FHL microfilm 1,845,583.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLB-T5K : 16 July 2017), John Jennings Creelman, 14 Feb 1882; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,583.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG6-6SD : 3 August 2016), John J Creelman, St Johns Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGX-RDJ : 27 April 2017), John Creelman in household of Margaret Creelman, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HPM-VR3 : 27 December 2014), John J Creelman, Dec 1907; citing Immigration, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, T-508, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-3VLZ : 28 February 2017), John Jennings Creelman and Katherine Melanie Weeks, Marriage , Galveston, Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 26 Jun 1908; FHL microfilm 2,218,776.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBH-5CD6 : 16 July 2016), John J Creelman, 1911; citing Census, Montréal St. Antoine Sub-Districts 1-47, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,560.

1921 Canada Census, John J. Creelman, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-PXXH : 13 December 2015), John Jennings Creelman, 1949; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108128445, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108128445: “Col John Jennings “Jack” Creelman; Birth 14 Feb 1882 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death 29 Jun 1949 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Burial  Mount Royal Cemetery  Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID 108128445. Colonel John Jennings ‘Jack’ Creelman, RCHA, CEF, DSO; Son of Adam Rutherford Creelman, K.C., and Margaret Cumming {Jennings} Creelman. Husband of Katharine Melanie Weekes, whom he married on June 24, 1908. Widowed in 1918, Jack married secondly abt 1920 to Maud Hamilton Baker, widow of Private Slocum.”

Lieutenant-Colonel John Jennings Creelman; Canadian Great War Project; http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=109516.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108128446/katharine-melanie-creelman

 

Katharine Melanie Weekes (wife of John Jennings Creelman)

“New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSJ6-1XZ : 12 December 2014), Katharine M. Creelman, 13 Dec 1914; citing Conway, , New Hampshire, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 2,078,688.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-PXXX : 11 July 2016), Katharine Melanie Weekes Creelman, 1918; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108128446, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108128446: “Katharine Melanie Weekes Creelman; Birth 2 Apr 1882 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA; Death 13 Dec 1918 North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA; Burial  Mount Royal Cemetery  Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID 108128446.