Smith, Arthur Gordon (1865-1944)

Arthur G. Smith; detail from Vancouver Town Planning Commission 1926; Vancouver City Archives; LP 290; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-town-planning-commission-1926-ex-officio-members-and-town-planning-consultants.

 

Arthur Gordon Smith was a lawyer. He lived at 1054 Denman Street from 1905 to 1909.

 

Family Background

Arthur Gordon Smith was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 15, 1865. His parents were Marcus Smith (1815-1904) and Anne Brock (1834-1909).

 

“South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVS4-LBFV : 16 August 2019), Arthur Gordon Smith, 30 Jul 1865; citing Baptism, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, p. 115, William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

 

Marcus Smith was an engineer who worked on railway construction in Europe, the United States, South Africa, and Canada.

 

Marcus Smith; British Columbia Archives; Item D-02097; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/marcus-smith-3.

 

Marcus died in Ottawa, Ontario on August 14, 1904.

 

Ottawa Journal, August 15, 1904, page 9, column 5.

 

Ottawa Journal, October 17, 1904, page 11, column 2.

 

Anne Smith died in Ottawa on April 7, 1909.

 

Ottawa Journal, April 8, 1909, page 5, column 3.

 

 

Arthur’s Early Life

Arthur studied at a series of educational institutions in Ontario, including: a school in Brockville, Ontario; Upper Canada College; and the University of Toronto from 1883 to 1887.

It appears that the school in Brockville was Victoria Common School, which was at 32 Wall Street.

 

Victoria Common School, Brockville, Ontario; “Brockville, by a visiting Journalist – March 1856,” by Doug Grant; Handbook of Brockville History; February 25, 2013; https://brockvillehistoryhandbook.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/brockville-by-a-visiting-journalist-march-1856/. Thomas Hume was the architect for the school: Victoria Common School (1854–56), 32 Wall Street, Brockville: Brockville Architects and Their Buildings, by Doug Grant & Peter Smith; http://www.heritagebrockville.ca/architects.

 

The school building later became the Provincial Offences Court.

 

32 Wall Street, Brockville, Ontario; Google Streets; searched October 20, 2019; image dated May 2018.

 

 

From 1875 to 1883, Arthur was a student at Upper Canada College. (This was while the college was at its location at the northwest corner of King Street and Simcoe Street.)

 

Upper Canada College, A Brief History of the Four Corners of King and Simcoe; by Chris Bateman, October 13, 2012; https://www.blogto.com/city/2012/10/a_brief_history_of_the_four_corners_of_king_and_simcoe/.

 

 

The roll of pupils of Upper Canada College, Toronto, January 1830 to June 1916, Edited for the Old Boys’ Association by A.H. [Archibald Hope] Young; Kingston, Ontario, Hanson, Crozier, and Edgar, 1917, page 550.

From 1883 to 1887 he attended the University of Toronto. During that time, he was also a member of Company K of the Queen’s Own Rifles.

In 1885, he took part in the actions to respond to the Northwest Rebellion.

 

Early Legal Career

Arthur became a lawyer in Ontario in November 1890.

 

Ottawa Daily Citizen, November 15, 1890, page 8, column 4.

 

In March 1891, he applied to become a member of the British Columbia bar.

 

British Columbia Gazette, May 21, 1891, page 344, column 2; https://archive.org/details/governmentgazett31nogove_q1v7/page/344.

 

Also in 1891, he became a notary public. According to the notice confirming his appointment, he was living in Nelson, British Columbia at the time.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 19, 1891, page 4, column 4.

 

 

British Columbia Gazette, June 18, 1891, page 400, column 1; https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.c2627051&view=1up&seq=312.

 

 

Deputy Attorney General

In July 1891, Henry Alexander Barton became the deputy attorney general of British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 17, 1891, page 5, column 3.

 

Joseph Foster. Oxford Men and Their Colleges, 1880-1892. 2 vols. Oxford, England: James Parker and Co, 1893, page 37, column 1.

 

Mr. Barton was still the deputy attorney general in December 1891.

 

Victoria Daily Times, December 7, 1891, page 5, column 4.

 

However, Mr. Barton later resigned and, by March 1892, Arthur had become the deputy attorney general.

 

Victoria Daily Times, March 4, 1892, page 5, column 3.

 

According to the 1892 directory, Arthur was still living in Nelson.

 

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 2, page 257 (Nelson).

 

However, he also appeared in the 1892 directory for Victoria.

 

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 507 (Victoria).

 

He continued as deputy attorney general until 1898.

 

To Yukon Territory

In 1898, Arthur became the resident partner in Dawson, Yukon Territory, for the law firm of Tupper, Peters and Potts.

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 28, 1898, page 6, column 7; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18980928uvic/18980928#page/n5/mode/1up.

 

By the time of the 1901 Canada census, Arthur was a partner with John Kenneth Macrae (1873-1955); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/macrae-john-kenneth-1873-1955/. Mr. Macrae was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He became a lawyer in British Columbia in 1899, before going to Dawson. He later practiced law in Vancouver. He was the president of the Vancouver Bar Association in 1930 and 1931.

 

Marriage to Verna Heisterman

On July 21, 1902, in Victoria, British Columbia, Arthur married Verna Adelaide Heisterman. She was born in Victoria on May 15, 1879. Her parents were Henry Frederick Heisterman (1832-1896) and Laura Adams Haynes (1842-1938).

 

Victoria Daily Times, July 22, 1902, page 8, column 5.

 

After the wedding, Arthur and Verna went on a two-month trip to eastern Canada, before going to live in Dawson City.

 

To Vancouver

By 1905, Arthur and Verna had moved to Vancouver.

The 1905 and 1906 Vancouver directories showed Arthur as a partner with J.K. Macrae, although John Macrae was still living in Dawson City at that time.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 434

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 434.

 

Arthur lived at the following addresses in Vancouver

1905 to 1909 1054 Denman Street
1910 1800 West Second Avenue
1912 to 1939 2774 West Second Avenue
1940 to 1943 1154 Gilford Street (Sylvia Court Apartments)
1944 1955 Haro Street

 

Arthur and Verna were in the Vancouver society directories in 1908 and 1914.

 

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 81.

 

 

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 62, column 1.

 

From 1907 to 1910, Arthur was a partner in the law firm of Smith and Woodworth. Charles Milton Woodworth (1867-1941) was a lawyer, originally from Nova Scotia.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, part 2, page 1133

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, part 2, page 1133.

 

 

Further Public Service and Later Life

In 1910, Arthur became the district registrar of titles in Vancouver. He later drafted a new Land Registry Act, which the British Columbia legislature passed in 1921.

In 1926, he became the chairman of the Vancouver Town Planning Commission.

Verna died in Vancouver on November 19, 1930. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Province, November 19, 1930, page 27, column 8.

 

In early 1934, Arthur retired from the Vancouver Town Planning Commission.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 19, 1934, page 6, column 1.

 

At the end of 1934, Arthur retired from his position as the registrar of titles.

 

Vancouver Province, January 2, 1935, page 4, column 2.

 

In the late 1930s he had a law office under his own name

In 1937 and 1938, his office was in room 321 of the Pacific Building at 744 West Hastings Street.

From 1939 to 1943, his office was in room 230 of the Rogers Building at 470 Granville Street.

On January 14, 1944, an automobile struck him while he was crossing the intersection of Pendrell Street and Broughton Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 15, 1944, page 9, column 3.

 

Arthur died in Vancouver General Hospital, either on the evening of January 14 or early on January 15. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 17, 1944, page 13, column 6.

 

A coroner’s jury concluded that Arthur’s death was accidental.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 19, 1944, page 13, column 6.

 

 

Arthur and Verna had the following children.

 

Verna Eloise Smith

Verna Eloise Smith was born in Victoria, British Columbia on October 31, 1903.

She worked as an office secretary.

She never married.

She died in North Vancouver on August 20, 1986.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1986, page 15, column 7.

 

Marcus William Smith

Marcus William Smith was born in Vancouver on May 29, 1906.

On December 4, 1943, in Kamloops, British Columbia, he married Dorothy Bingham, who was a directory clerk for British Columbia Telephone Company. She was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on April 17 1906. Her parents were William James Bingham and Elizabeth Holt.

 

Vancouver Province, December 6, 1943, page 19, column 2.

 

In 1944 and in 1955, he was working in Vancouver as a timekeeper for the general contracting firm of Smith Brothers and Wilson.

In 1955, he and Dorothy were at number 8, 1020 West 71 Avenue in Vancouver.

In 1969, they were at Lions Bay, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 6, 1969, page 39, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, October 3, 1983, page 49, column 4. [Anne Clarice Smith and Letitia Jane Chester were Arthur Gordon Smith’s sisters.]

 

Marcus died in Victoria, British Columbia on November 29, 1996.

 

Victoria Times Colonist, December 1, 1996, page 38, column 4.

 

Dorothy died in Richmond, British Columbia on March 30, 2008.

 

Vancouver Province, April 6, 2008, page E11, column 1.

 

Ann Elizabeth Aileen Smith

Ann Elizabeth (“Betty”) Aileen Smith was born in Vancouver on March 16, 1909. She was living in Vancouver in 1944.

She married Ernest Arthur Gardner.

She died in Kelowna, British Columbia on February 13, 1983.

 

Laura Margaret Smith

Laura Margaret Smith was born in Vancouver on December 11, 1911.

On April 22, 1938, in Vancouver, she married John Stevley “Jack” Peach (1913-1993), who was a radio announcer and historian. He was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1913. His parents were Reginald Hardy Peach and Hester Dalrymple Neale. (Further information on Jack Peach appears here: “Jack Peach,” Vancouver As It Was, July 19, 2014; https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/jack-peach/.)

 

Vancouver Province, April 22, 1938, page 16, column 3.

 

Laura served with the Canadian Red Cross Overseas Corps during the Second World War.

Laura’s and Jack’s marriage ended and, in 1963, Jack married Audrey Harrington.

Laura worked at the Calgary Public Library until she retired in 1976. She died on May 17, 2002.

 

Calgary Herald, May 20, 2002, page D11, column 3.

 

Barbara Letitia Smith

Barbara Letitia Smith was born in Vancouver on January 26, 1916.

She died on March 4, 1919, during the influenza epidemic in Vancouver.

 

Arthur Rhys Smith

Arthur Rhys Smith was born in Vancouver on March 31, 1917.

He served with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War.

He married Joan Sara Wilson, and they lived in Alberta after the war.

He died in 1993. He was buried in Eden View Cemetery in Rockyview, Alberta.

 

Calgary Herald, December 13, 1993, page C8, column 3.

 

“Planner, architect both worked to create vibrant city,” by Brian Brennan, Calgary Herald, February 10, 1994, page 24.

 

Joan died in Calgary on April 3, 2011. She was buried in Eden View Cemetery in Rockyview, Alberta.

 

Calgary Herald, April 7, 2011, page B7, column 1.

 

Henry Chester Smith

Henry Chester Smith was born in Vancouver on October 12, 1919.

He worked as a bank clerk. He did not marry.

He died in a boating accident on English Bay on June 27, 1939. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 28, 1939, page 9, column 2.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 10, 1939, page 12, column 5.

 

 

Arthur Gordon Smith’s siblings included the following:

 

Thomas Rhys Brock Smith

Thomas Rhys Brock Smith was born in Hamilton, Ontario on August 7, 1857.

He studied at Upper Canada College.

 

The roll of pupils of Upper Canada College, Toronto, January 1830 to June 1916, Edited for the Old Boys’ Association by A.H. [Archibald Hope] Young; Kingston, Ontario, Hanson, Crozier, and Edgar, 1917, page 555.

 

In 1891 he applied to become a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

 

Ancestry.com. UK, Civil Engineer Records, 1820-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Name: Thomas Rhys Smith; Birth Date: 7 Aug 1857; Residence: City of New York United States; Record Type: Proposal; Event Date: 27 Jan 1891; Certificate and Year Range: 7801-8000 (1891 Apr – 1891 Dec).

 

He worked as a railway construction engineer.

He died in Coscob, Connecticut in March 1930.

 

Ottawa Citizen, March 25, 1930, page 8, column 7.

 

Bessie Eloise Smith

Bessie Eloise Smith was born in Hamilton, Ontario on November 5, 1859.

She did not marry.

She died in Victoria, British Columbia on April 19, 1946.

 

Victoria Daily Times, April 22, 1946, page 14, column 2.

 

 

Letitia Jane Smith

Letitia Jane Smith was born in South Africa on August 1, 1863.

 

“South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVS4-YDBF : 16 August 2019), Letitia Jane Smith, 30 Aug 1863; citing Baptism, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, p. 94, William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

 

On June 17, 1886, in Ottawa, she married Arthur Chester, who was a bank clerk. He was born in Birmingham, England, probably on February 1, 1860. His parents were John Chester and Matilda Imrie.

 

Ancestry.com. Manchester, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Name: Arthur Chester; Baptism Date: 19 Mar 1860; Baptism Place: Hulme, Holy Trinity, Lancashire, England; Parish as it Appears: Hulme, Holy Trinity; Father: John Chester; Mother: Matilda Chester; Reference Number: GB127.M320/2/1/3.

 

 

Ottawa Evening Journal, June 18, 1886, page 1, column 1.

 

Arthur died in Bristol, England on October 2, 1919.

 

Ottawa Citizen, October 4, 1919, page 4, column 6.

 

Letitia died in Swaythling, Hampshire, England on December 4, 1945.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [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: Letitia Jane Chester; Death Date: 4 Dec 1945; Death Place: Hampshire, England; Probate Date: 14 Oct 1946; Probate Registry: Vancouver.

 

Etheldreda Maud Smith

Etheldreda Maud Smith was born on October 5, 1868 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

On October 24, 1899 in Ottawa, Ontario, she married Charles Joseph Keating, who was a clerk with the federal Privy Council office. He was born in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia in September 1867. His parents were Michael Keating and Margaret Miller.

 

Ottawa Journal, October 24, 1899, page 4, column 4.

 

Etheldreda died in Ottawa on November 11, 1950.

 

Ottawa Citizen, November 13, 1950, page 38, column 2.

 

Charles died in Ottawa on January 17, 1953.

 

Ottawa Citizen, June 19, 1953, page 36, column 2.

 

Ottawa Citizen, June 19, 1953, page 13, columns 4-5.

 

Annie Clarice Smith

Annie Clarice Smith was born in Ottawa, Ontario on August 22, 1877.

She never married.

She died in Ottawa on March 19, 1968.

 

Ottawa Citizen, March 21, 1968, page 42, column 5.

 

Sources

Marcus Smith (father of Arthur Gordon Smith)

Marcus Smith (1815-1904), Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography (Fourth Edition, 1978), page 781.

Marcus Smith, C.E., The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography, Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1898; page 952; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n991/mode/1up.

Marcus Smith (1815-1904), Grace’s Guide; 1905 Obituary; https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Marcus_Smith.

Marcus Smith, Early Railway Engineer of Canada; All Nations Stamp and Coin; https://www.allnationsstampandcoin.com/marcus-smith-early-railway-engineer-of-canada/.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-QY9 : accessed 10 August 2015), Marcus Smith, Wellington Ward, Ottawa (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 37; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13229, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,865.

“Canada Census, 1891,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2V-JK3 : accessed 10 August 2015), Marcus Smith, Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148132.

“Canada Census, 1901,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-RQK : accessed 10 August 2015), Marcus Smith, G, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WB-NMK : accessed 10 August 2015), Marcus Smith, 14 Aug 1904; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1904 cn 7849, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,283.

“Canadian Headstones,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ88-X1P2 : accessed 10 August 2015), Marcus Smith, Burial, Carleton (incl. Ottawa), Ontario, Canada, Beechwood National – Section 25 cemetery; citing 341647, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

“Canadian Headstones,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ88-X1P2 : accessed 10 August 2015), Marcus Smith, Burial, Carleton (incl. Ottawa), Ontario, Canada, Beechwood National – Section 25 cemetery; citing 341647, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

“Death of Marcus Smith,” Toronto Globe, August 16, 1904, page 2.

“Late Marcus Smith’s Will,” October 18, 1904; page 2: “Ottawa, Oct. 17 –The estate of the late Mr. Marcus Smith, C.E., who died in Ottawa in August last, amounts to $84,000. After making provision for his widow during her life, the deceased bequeathed $500 each to his two daughters, Miss Eloise Smith and Miss Clarice Smith, and divided the residue of his estate equally among all his children, namely, Mr. T.R.B. Smith of New York, Mr. Arthur G. Smith of Dawson, Mrs. Arthur Chester of Toronto, Mrs. C.J. Keating of Ottawa, and the Misses Eloise Smith and Clarice Smith of Ottawa.”

Institution of Civil Engineers, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institution_of_Civil_Engineers: M.I.C.E. (Member of Institution of Civil Engineers)

ArchivesCanada.ca, Marcus Smith fonds; CAIN No. 267977.

Marcus Smith fonds, http://www.memorybc.ca/marcus-smith-fonds-1815-1903.

The Early Years of the CPR In BC; http://canyon.alanmacek.com/index.php/Marcus_Smith.

Marcus Smith, Northern BC Archives, University of Northern British Columbia, http://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/marcus-smith

Berlinguet v. The Queen, 13 Supreme Court Reports 26, 1886 CanLII 82 (SCC), http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1886/1886canlii82/1886canlii82.html. Pages 36-37 describe Marcus Smith’s demeanour.

 

Anne Brock (mother of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDKQ-HV3 : accessed 10 August 2015), Annie Brock Smith, 07 Apr 1909; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1909 cn 7993, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,487.

 

Arthur Gordon Smith

Smith, Arthur Gordon Smith, Vancouver City Archives, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/smith-arthur-gordon-1865-1944.

Vancouver City Archives, Arthur Smith fonds; Fonds AM530; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/arthur-smith-fonds.

Arthur Gordon Smith, Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America, Founded June 1 Anno Domini 1847; Semicentennial Biographical Catalogue With Data to December 31, 1899, page 767; https://archive.org/details/zetapsifraternit00zetauoft/page/767.

Arthur Gordon Smith, Who’s Who in Western Canada, C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association, Limited, 1911, page 344; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0348960#p347z-4r0f:

Arthur Gordon Smith, The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography (Second edition), Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1912 page 1032: “Smith, Arthur Gordon, lawyer; B.C. public service. S. late Marcus S., M. Inst. C.E., Ottawa and Anne, d. late Thos. R. Brock, Guelph, Ont.; b. Capetown, Cape of Good Hope, May 15, 1865; e. U.C. Coll. and Toronto Univ. (B.A., 1887); m. 1902, Verna Adelaide, d. late H.F. Heisterman, Victoria, B.C.; barrister (Ont.); 1890; do. (B.C.) 1891; do. (Yukon), 1898; deputy Atty. Genl., B.C., 1891-8; successfully practised his prof. in all places; since Dec. 1910, has been land regr., B.C.; served with the Queen’s Own during N.-W. Rebellion, 1885 (med.); Con.; Ang. – Vancouver, B.C.; Vancouver Club, do., Union Club, Victoria, B.C.”

Arthur Gordon Smith, Who’s Who and Why (Northern Who’s Who), C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Western Press Association, page 755, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/755/mode/1up.

Smith Family, Brock-L Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BROCK/1999-03/0920557185

“Canada Census, 1901,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRG-KYC : accessed 10 August 2015), Arthur G. Smith in household of J. Macrae, F, Unorganized Territories/territoires Non-organisés, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=113358&highlight=29&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+G.+Smith; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000185044.pdf.

Arthur G. Smith and Verna A. Heisterman, marriage notice, Victoria Times, July 22, 1902, page 8; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28093-7643-55?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HWP:284757401: “Married. Smith-Heisterman – At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, by Rev. W.L. Clay, on the 21st inst, Arthur G. Smith, son of Marcus Smith, C.E., Ottawa, to Verna A., third daughter of Mrs. H.F. Hesterman.”

Arthur G. Smith and Vera [sic] A. Heisterman, marriage notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 22, 1902, page 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19020722uvic/19020722#page/n1/mode/1up: “Married: Smith—Heisterman—At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, by Rev. W.L. Clay, on the 21st inst., Arthur G. Smith, son of Marcus Smith, C.E., Ottawa, to Vera A., third daughter of Mrs. H.F. Heisterman.”

Arthur G. Smith and Verna A. Heisterman, marriage notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 22, 1902, page 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19020722uvic/19020722#page/n5/mode/1up:

“Wedding of Mr. A.G. Smith and Miss Vera [sic] Heisterman Yesterday Afternoon. Again yesterday afternoon St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church was the scene of a pretty wedding, when Mr. Arthur G. Smith, former deputy-attorney-general for the province, and now of the firm of Tupper, Peters & Smith of Dawson, was united in marriage to Miss Vera A. Heisterman, third daughter of Mrs. H.F. Heisterman. The sacred edifice was crowded with the friends of the bride and groom. Rev. W. Leslie Clay officiated and the bride, who was given away by her brother, Mrs. B.S. Heisterman, was tended by her sister, Miss Olive Heisterman. The groom was supported by Mr. Cecil M. Roberts. The bride was charmingly attired in a dainty gown of cream silk point d’esprit over ivory white taffeta with girdle of silk and a real Brussels lace bertha draped and caught with net roses. The dress of the bridesmaid was of pink silk organdie, trimmed with ecru insertion and pink ribbon. She wore a black picture hat.

At the conclusion of the ceremony at the church the wedding party drove to the residence of the bride’s mother, Douglas street, where the members of the family and a few immediate friends sat down to a wedding supper. Mr. and Mrs. Smith left by the Charmer this morning on their way to Ottawa, and other Eastern cities, where they will spend two months before starting for Dawson, where they will make their home.”

British Columbia Order in Council 1322/1912, December 19, 1912; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/1322_1912: refers to Arthur Gordon Smith being on a leave of absence, and appoints H.D. Hulme as acting deputy registrar of land titles.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur G. Smith [indexed as Arthur A. Smith]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Order in Council 1398/1934, November 9, 1934, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/1398_1934: refers to retirement of Arthur Gordon Smith, effective December 31, 1934.

British Columbia Order in Council 125/1935, February 1, 1935, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0125_1935: refers to retirement of Arthur Gordon Smith in 1934, and grants him a monthly superannuation payment.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVR-1JL : accessed 10 August 2015), Arthur Gordon Smith, 15 Jan 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13182, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,205.

“A.G. Smith, Hit by Car, Dies in Hospital,” Vancouver Sun, January 17, 1944, page 13:

“Vancouver’s traffic death toll jumped to four so far this year with the death about 10 p.m. Saturday in General Hospital of Arthur G. Smith, 78, of 1955 Haro.

Mr. Smith was struck by an auto while crossing the street at Pendrell and Broughton Friday evening.

An inquest will be conducted by Dr. J.D. Whitbread, coroner, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Smith, a retired barrister and solicitor, came to British Columbia 44 years ago, and had lived in Vancouver 40 years.

He was a veteran of the Northwest Rebellion and for a time served with the Queen’s Own Rifles. In his youth he played football for the University of Toronto.

Well known in Vancouver, Mr. Smith was a former vice-chairman of Vancouver Town Planning Commission and for several years was registrar of land titles at the Court House.

He leaves two sons, Marcus William, Vancouver, and Lt. Arthur, RCNVR; three daughters, Verna Eloise, Ann Elizabeth and Mrs. John S. Peach, all of Vancouver; four sisters, Miss Bessie E. Smith, Victoria; Mrs. Charles J. Keating, Ottawa; Mrs. Arthur J. Christie and Miss Ann Clarice, in England.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C.C. Owen, DD, in Center & Hanna’s Funeral Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m.; burial, family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

“Realty Expert” [editorial], Vancouver Sun, January 18, 1944, page 4 [tribute to Arthur G. Smith].

“Arthur G. Smith, Barrister, Dies,” Vancouver News-Herald, January 17, 1944, page 2.

“A.G. Smith Dies from Injuries,” Vancouver Province, January 17, 1944, page 6 (includes photograph of A.G. Smith).

“Arthur Smith, Town Planner” [editorial], Vancouver Province, January 17, 1944, page 4 [tribute to Arthur G. Smith].

Arthur Gordon Smith, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 17, 1944, page 15: “Smith – On Jan. 15, 1944, in hospital, Arthur Gordon Smith, retired barrister and solicitor, of 1955 Haro St., aged 78 years. Survived by 2 sons, Marcus William, city; Lieut. Arthur Rhys, RCNVR; 3 daughters, Verna Eloise Smith, Ann Elizabeth Smith, Mrs. John Stanley Peach, city; 4 sisters, Miss Bessie Eloise Smith, Victoria, B.C.; Mrs. Charles J. Keating, Ottawa; Mrs. Arthur J. Chester and Miss Ann Clarice Smith, England. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 19, at 2 o’clock, Rev. C.C. Owen, D.D., officiating. Committal family plot, Ocean View Burial Park. Toronto and Ottawa papers please copy.”

Old Times, July 1944 (Supplement to The College Times); Upper Canada College; page 29, https://archive.org/stream/oldtimesjul1944ucco#page/n30/mode/1up; Deaths: “Smith (75-’83)— At Vancouver, on January 17, 1943 [sic], Arthur Gordon Smith.”

 

Charles Henry Frederick Heisterman (father of Verna Adelaide Heisterman)

Henry Frederick Heisterman, Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians: With a Historical Sketch; John Blaine Kerr, Vancouver, Kerr & Begg, 1890, pages 183-184; https://archive.org/details/biographicaldict00kerr/page/183; https://archive.org/details/biographicaldict00kerr/page/184.

Henry Frederick Heisterman, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 3, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 715-716; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/715/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/716/mode/1up.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZH-KJV : accessed 10 August 2015), Charles Henry Fredrick Heistirmann and Laura Adams Haynes, 14 Jan 1873; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

Charles Henry Frederick Heisterman and Laura A. Haynes, marriage notice, Victoria Daily British Colonist, January 15, 1873, page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18730115uvic/18730115#page/n2/mode/1up: “Married. On the 14th inst., at the residence of Dr. T.J. Mills Bowden, Pandora street, Charles Henry Frederick Heisterman, Esq., of Bremen, to Laura A., youngest daughter of Perley Haynes, Esq., of Dedham, Maine. [Our staff drank the health of Mr. and Mrs. Heisterman in bumpers of champagne, and wished them a … and happy life.]”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-TJC : accessed 10 August 2015), Chas. H.F Heicterman, Johnson Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 102; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-3WT : accessed 10 August 2015), H F Heistersman, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK3-LM3 : accessed 10 August 2015), Henry Frederick Heisterman, 29 Aug 1896; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13078, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,288.

H.F. Heisterman: Somewhat Unexpectedly His Illness of the Past Three Weeks Terminates Fatally. By His Death Victoria Losts One of Her Best Known Business Men,” Victoria Daily Colonist, August 30, 1896, page 8, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18960830uvic/18960830#page/n7/mode/1up [bottom of column 4, and middle of column 5].

Henry Frederick Heisterman, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, August 30, 1896, page 8; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18960830uvic/18960830#page/n7/mode/1up [bottom of column 5.]

“Find A Grave Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-M22H : accessed 10 August 2015), Henry Frederick Heisterman, 1896; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 99141141, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99141141.

 

Laura Adams Haynes (mother of Verna Adelaide Heisterman)

“Canada Census, 1901,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-DVC : accessed 10 August 2015), Laura A Ceisterman, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=61361&highlight=4&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Laura+A.+Ceisterman; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000012484.pdf

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3N98 : accessed 10 August 2015), L A Histerman, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=37127&highlight=21&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+L.A.+Heisterman; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001943147.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGT-MH2 : accessed 10 August 2015), Laura Adams Heisterman, 11 Apr 1938; citing Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13162, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,195.

“Find A Grave Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-M22Z : accessed 10 August 2015), Laura Adams Haynes Heisterman, 1938; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 99141569, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=99141569.

Laura Adams Heisterman, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 12, 1938, page 16; Victoria Daily Colonist, April 13, 1938, page 16: “Heisterman – On April 11, 1938, at her residence, 1521 Shasta Place, Oak Bay, Laura Adams, widow of H.F. Heisterman, aged ninety-six years, born in Dedham, Maine, U.S.A. and came to Canada in 1869 and to Victoria in 1872. The remains are resting in Hayward’s B.C. Funeral Chapel until Wednesday morning, when they will be conveyed to the late residence. The funeral will be held from the home, Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock, Rev. Canon F.A.P. Chadwick officiating. Interment in the family plot in Ross Bay Cemetery.”

“Last Rites Held for Mrs. L.A. Heisterman,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 14, 1938, page 7: “The funeral of Mrs. Laura A. Heisterman took place from the residence, 1521 Shasta Place, yesterday afternoon, Rev. Canon Chadwick officiating. An abundance of beautiful floral tributes was received. The following were the pallbearers: B.S. Heisterman, G.G.S. Heisterman, C.G. Heisterman, R.H.B. Ker, B.R. Ker and R. Smith. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in Ross Bay Cemetery.”

 

Verna Adelaide Heisterman (wife of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-L29 : accessed 10 August 2015), Verna Adelaide, 28 May 1879; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13807, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,956.

Birth notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, May 20, 1879, page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18790529uvic/18790529#page/n2/mode/1up: “Births: On the 27th inst., at Hawthorne Grove, Douglas street, to the wife of H.F. Heisterman, a daughter.”

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-8B1 : accessed 10 August 2015), Verna Adelaide Heisterman, 28 May 1879; citing British Columbia, Canada, 28 May 1879, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,114,956.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2D-8Q9 : accessed 10 August 2015), Verna Adelaide Smith, 19 Nov 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13139, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,952,854.

“Mrs. A.G. Smith Dies Suddenly; Canon Sovereign Will Officiate at Funeral on Friday,” Vancouver Province, November 19, 1930, page 27:

“Mrs. Verna Smith, wife of A.G. Smith, provincial registrar of land titles at the Court House, died suddenly this morning at her home, 2774 West Second avenue.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Marcus, Chester and Reece, all of Vancouver, and three daughters, Nora, at home, and Elizabeth and Verna, both of Montreal.

The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from St. Mark’s Church, Canon A.H. Sovereign officiating. Center & Hanna, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.”

Verna Adelaide Smith, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 20, 1930, page 18: “Smith—On Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2774 West Second Ave., Vancouver, Verna Adelaide, dearly beloved wife of Arthur G. Smith, in her 52nd year. Funeral from St. Mark’s Church, Friday, 21st inst., at 2 p.m.”

 

Verna Eloise Smith (daughter of Arthur Gordon Smith)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1903-09-014982; Verna Eloise Smith; date of birth: October 31, 1903; place of birth: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/34c6a3cc-97a1-457f-ab65-4eee5b4c2f9d.

Birth announcement, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 1, 1903, page 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19031101uvic/19031101#page/n1/mode/1up: “Born: Smith—At 24 Cadboro Bay road, Victoria, on Saturday, October 31st, to the wife of Arthur G. Smith, of Dawson, a daughter.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLN-R16 : accessed 10 August 2015), Verna Eloise Smith, 20 Aug 1986; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16582, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,358,022; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/63c10034-8d35-443e-9818-574c79d26727.

 

Marcus William Smith (son of Arthur Gordon Smith)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1943-09-562745; Marcus William Smith and Dorothy Bingham; date of marriage: December 4, 1943; place of marriage: Kamloops; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/72ffd196-d9b0-4526-aa79-a3301942f16d.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-025911; Marcus William Smith; date of death: November 29, 1996-11-29; place of death: Victoria; age at death: 90; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6ddd3084-94a5-4fc6-9fa6-9631655dcf6e; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/286e7853-e78e-4eeb-8ae7-d5c2152c2ccb.

 

Dorothy Bingham (wife of Marcus William Smith)

Dorothy Bingham (1906–); Birth: APRIL 17 1906, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1943-09-562745; Marcus William Smith and Dorothy Bingham; date of marriage: December 4, 1943; place of marriage: Kamloops; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/72ffd196-d9b0-4526-aa79-a3301942f16d.

 

Ann Elizabeth Aileen Smith (daughter of Arthur Gordon Smity)

“Betty” Ann Elizabeth Aileen Smith (1909–1983); Birth: 16 MAR 1909, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 13 FEB 1983, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1R-C6R : 8 November 2017), Ernest Gardner in entry for Anne Elisabeth Aileen Gardner, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4d8c7174-9976-4271-8d6f-38edd034244f.

 

Ernest Arthur Gardner (husband of “Betty” Ann Elizabeth Aileen Smith)

Ernest Arthur Gardner (ancestry.ca) [no personal information included].

Ernest Arthur Gardner; British Columbia election, May 1970; Conservative Party; http://canadianelectionsdatabase.ca/PHASE4/?p=0&type=person&ID=17291.

 

Laura Margaret Smith (daughter of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-1S89 : 18 March 2018), John Stanley Peach and Laura Margaret Smith, 1938.

Laura Margaret Peach, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 22, 2002; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2002-05/1022070684: “PEACH _ Laura Margaret (nee: Smith) 1911 – 2002. Laura Margaret Peach, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2002 at the age of 90 years. Laura was born and raised in Vancouver. She served overseas during World War II with the Canadian Red Cross Overseas Corps. After a few years in Montreal, she moved with her family to Calgary in 1952, where she was active in church, school, and other volunteer activities. Laura worked at the Calgary Public Library, retiring in 1976. She was predeceased by her six brothers and sisters and her former husband, Jack Peach. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Dan (Jolie), Peter, Martha (Tom) MacLeod, Katy (Gord) Jones; grandchildren, Calum, Kenton, Allie, Tim and Kayla; nieces and nephews, Anne Smith, Rod, Steve, Graham Smith, Margaret Eagle, John Chase; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smith and Joan Smith; special caregivers Fely Lamsen and Darlene Gallant, and by her many friends. A Service of Remembrance was held in Calgary at Christ Church Elbow Park, Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Laura’s urn will be interred in the Arthur G. Smith family plot in Vancouver. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Meals on Wheels, 3610 Macleod Trail, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2P9, telephone: (403) 243-2834; to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 737 – 13th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J1, telephone: (403) 541-6100; or to Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 3A7, telephone: (403) 243-4680. Arrangements in care of McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes (403) 243-8200.”

Archives Society of Alberta; Alberta on Record; Jack Peach; https://albertaonrecord.ca/peach-jack: “John Stevley “Jack” Peach, 1913-1993, was born in Calgary. He was educated in Calgary and Leicester, England. He was a freelance broadcaster before joining the CBC in 1937. During the Second World War he served with the RCAF in England, then in 1944 joined the overseas news division of BBC. In 1946 he was appointed the English language supervisor of CBC International Services based in Montreal. Peach married Laura Margaret Smith, 1911-2002, and they had four children: Dan, Peter, Martha (MacLeod) and Katy (Jones). In 1963 he married Audrey Harrington of England. He worked in the public relations field, 1952-1964, then rejoined CBC as program director of the new CBC radio station in Calgary. In 1972 he became public relations officer of CBC, Calgary. He retired from CBC in 1978. A well-known broadcaster and writer, he made hundreds of broadcasts, based on his reminiscences, for the CBC’s Heritage Radio Talks series. He published eleven books, including Peach Preserves, All Our Yesterdays and Days Gone By, hosted a CBC television series entitled “Peach’s Calgary”, and from 1980 to his death wrote a regular column for the Calgary Herald about southern Alberta history. In 1981 he gave a ten week course, “This is the House that They Built”, about Calgary buildings, for the University of Calgary. He moved to Okotoks in 1987.”

Jack Peach fonds; CAIN No. 251398, http://archivescanada.ca/english/search/ItemDisplay.asp?sessionKey=999999999_142&itm=251398 [Includes biography.]

Jack Peach, https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/jack-peach/,

 

Barbara Letitia Smith (daughter of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-27N : accessed 11 August 2015), Barbara Letitia Smith, 04 Mar 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13116, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,144.

 

Arthur Rhys Smith (son of Arthur Gordon Smith)

The Navy List, 1943,[Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (List “A”); page 1193, http://www.mocavo.ca/The-Navy-List-1943-Volume-Feb-1943/987806/191: “Arthur Rhys Smith” December 15, 1941.

Alberta United Services Institute, executive, Calgary, Alberta; January 1954; File number: NA-5600-7478a; Glenbow Museum. Photograph includes Flight Lieutenant Arthur “Rhys” Smith, continuing director; http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc9/h/na-5600-7478a.jpg; http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesPhotosResults.aspx?AC=GET_RECORD&XC=/search/archivesPhotosResults.aspx&BU=&TN=IMAGEBAN&SN=AUTO21465&SE=1482&RN=0&MR=10&TR=0&TX=1000&ES=0&CS=0&XP=&RF=WebResults&EF=&DF=WebResultsDetails&RL=0&EL=0&DL=0&NP=255&ID=&MF=WPEngMsg.ini&MQ=&TI=0&DT=&ST=0&IR=71732&NR=0&NB=0&SV=0&BG=&FG=&QS=&OEX=ISO-8859-1&OEH=ISO-8859-1

“BillionGraves Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9P-B4RK : accessed 11 August 2015), ARTHUR RHYS SMITH, ; citing , , , BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012).

“BillionGraves Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9P-B4R2 : accessed 11 August 2015), JOAN SARA SMITH, ; citing , , , BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012).

Joan Smith, death notice, Published in The Calgary Herald from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2011; See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=joan-smith&pid=150005830#sthash.S3wfDfmn.dpufhttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=joan-smith&pid=150005830: “SMITH, Joan Sara 1919 – 2011 Mom passed away peacefully at her home in Calgary on Sunday, April 3, 2011, nicely into her 92nd year. She was predeceased by Dad, Capt. A. Rhys Smith, R.C.N. (R) in December 1993. She is survived by her brother Donald D. Wilson of Sydney, BC; and her three sons, Rodney (Margaret), Stephen (Barbara) and Graham; and her seven grandchildren, Robin, Lyndsay, Stuart, Darren, Emily, Chelsea and Alexandra. Her energy and sense of fun, her determination and her remarkable ability to touch deeply all who knew her will be much missed. The family owes a debt of gratitude to May and Lisa who cared for her wonderfully at home over the past few years. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Laurence Anglican Church, 5940 Lakeview Drive S.W., Calgary on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES 12 East Lake Way N.E., Airdrie, Alberta Telephone: 403-216-5111 and 403-912-0307.”

 

Henry Chester Smith (son of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLM-NHD : accessed 11 August 2015), Henry Chester Smith, 27 Jun 1939; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13165, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,625.

“Youth Drowns at Yacht Club,” Vancouver Sun, June 28, 1939, page 9; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1zFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4975%2C3981753: “Treacherous tidal drift off Jericho Beach is believed to havew taken the life of Henry Chester Smith, 19, 2774 West Second Avenue, whose overturned dinghy was found floating off the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club shortly after 10 p.m., Tuesday. Smith’s shouts for help guided R.M. Kerr, 1906 Haro Street, and Hazen Phillips, 3960 West Thirty-fifth Avenue, to his capsized craft, but no trace of the youth, a junior member of the yacht club, could be found. The Vancouver police boat crew is dragging the vicinity today, in an effort to recover the body. . . .”

 

Thomas Rhys Brock Smith (brother of Arthur Gordon Smith)

Thomas Rees Brock Smith (1857–); Birth: 7 AUG 1857, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca)

“New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZG1-FX2 : 4 November 2017), Thomas R. Smith and Mary E. Thompson, 17 Jun 1890; citing Marriage, Bayonne, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, Division of Archives and Record Management, New Jersey Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 004210068.

 

Mary Elizabeth Thompson (wife of Thomas Rhys Brock Smith)

Mary Elizabeth Thompson (1856–1929); Birth: ABT 1856; Death: 1929 (ancestry.ca).

“New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZG1-FXK : 4 November 2017), Thomas R. Smith and Mary E. Thompson, 17 Jun 1890; citing Marriage, Bayonne, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, Division of Archives and Record Management, New Jersey Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 004210068.

 

Bessie Eloise Smith

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2R-NJL : 8 November 2017), Bessie Eloise Smith, 1946.

 

Letitia Jane Smith (sister of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJJ-V75 : 11 March 2018), Arthur Chester and Letitia Jane Smith, 17 Jun 1886; citing registration , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,960.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLB3-YP5 : accessed 10 August 2015), Letitia Chester in entry for Dorothy Chester, 19 Sep 1890; citing Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,846,436.

“Canada Census, 1891,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLY-2DG : accessed 10 August 2015), Latitia Chester, Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148162.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHP9-NF9 : 18 March 2018), Letitia Chester, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-RQ1 : accessed 10 August 2015), Letitia Chester, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,055.

Letitia J Chester, 58, in1921 Canada Census, Arthur G. Smith [indexed as Arthur A. Smith]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCM-JC9D : 4 September 2014), Letitia J Chester, 1945; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Southampton, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7X8Z-P76Z : 27 August 2019), Letitia Jane Chester, 14 Oct 1946; citing Probate, London, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7XM2-2S2M : 27 August 2019), Letitia Jane Chester, 14 Oct 1946; citing Probate, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .

 

Arthur Chester (husband of Letitia Jane Smith)

“England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK14-VNB4 : 23 July 2019), Arthur, 19 Mar 1860, Baptism; citing Holy Trinity, Hulme, Lancashire, England, Manchester Central Library, England; FHL microfilm 4,506,688.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5R4-NP8 : 28 September 2019), Arthur Chester in entry for John Chester, 1871.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJJ-V7L : 11 March 2018), Arthur Chester and Letitia Jane Smith, 17 Jun 1886; citing registration , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,960.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHP9-NFM : 18 March 2018), Arthur Chester, York (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JZ4-X36 : 31 December 2014), Arthur Chester, 1919; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Etheldreda Maud Smith (sister of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XQB-57G : 1 October 2014), Etheldreda Maude Smith, 1868; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Etheldreda Smith and Charles J. Keating, wedding announcement, Ottawa Journal, October 24, 1899, page 4

Ottawa City Directory, 1901, page 298, https://archive.org/stream/ottawacitydirect1901mighuoft#page/298/mode/1up: “Keating, Charles J. clk Privy Council Office, h. 160 Nepean.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-FQ9 : accessed 10 August 2015), Charles F Keating in household of Benjm Robinson, B, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=97888&highlight=26&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+F.+Keating; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000090464.pdf

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-3M5Q : accessed 10 August 2015), Charles J Keating, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 4-44, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=4122&highlight=41&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+J.+Keating; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002008924.pdf

Ottawa City Directory, 1916, page 540, https://archive.org/stream/ottawadirectory00ottauoft#page/540/mode/1up: “Keating, Charles, J., clk Privy Council Office, h 29 Somerset.”

1921 Canada Census, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 76; Census Place: St.George´s Ward, Ottawa, Ontario; Page Number: 37; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. [Charles J Keating, age 54; Ethel Keating, age 48.]

Etheldreda Maud Keating, death notice, Ottawa Journal, November 11, 1950, Page 33: Ottawa Citizen, November 13, 1950, page 38, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Lh8vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RdwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4915%2C2465225 [link leads to this page. Death notice is near top of column 2]: “KEATING, Etheldreda Maud – In hospital on Saturday, November 11, 1950, Etheldreda Maud Smith, daughter of the late Marcus Smith, M I C E., and beloved wife of Charles J. Keating. Funeral at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Beech-wood cemetery. (Flowers gratefully declined).”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7NBY-Q3PZ : 13 March 2019), Etheldreda M. Smith Keating, ; Burial, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery; citing record ID 195465836, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195465836: “Etheldreda M. Smith Keating; Birth: 1868; Death:1950 (aged 81–82); Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 195465836.”

“Canadian Headstones,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8D-8VQD : accessed 10 August 2015), Etheldreda M. Keating, Burial, Carleton (incl. Ottawa), Ontario, Canada, Beechwood National – Section 25 cemetery; citing 341641, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

“Canadian Headstones,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8D-KSFJ : accessed 10 August 2015), Etheldreda M. Smith Keating, Burial, Carleton (incl. Ottawa), Ontario, Canada, Beechwood National – Section 25 cemetery; citing 341642, Canadianheadstones.com, http://www.canadianheadstones.com. [“CHARLES J. KEATING, 1867 – 1953, HIS WIFE, ETHELDREDA M. SMITH, 1868 – 1950”.]

Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990; Etheldreda Maud Keating, died 1950.

 

Charles John Keating (husband of Etheldreda Maud Smith)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7N17-MGMM : 13 March 2019), Charles J. Keating, ; Burial, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery; citing record ID 195465829, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195465829: “Charles J. Keating; Birth: 1867; Death: 1953 (aged 85–86); Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 195465829.”

 

Annie Clarice Smith (sister of Arthur Gordon Smith)

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLYR-SHM : 10 February 2018), Annie Clarice Smith, 22 Aug 1877; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,210.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3B-HGQ : 16 July 2017), Annie Clarice Smith, 22 Aug 1877; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,210.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-QYW : 20 May 2019), Annie Clare Smith in household of Marcus Smith, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Marcus Smith, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2V-JKH : 3 August 2016), Clarice Smith, Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148132.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-RQG : 18 March 2018), Annie C Smith in household of Marine Smith, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-SKL2 : 16 March 2018), Clarice Smith in entry for Edward Haycock, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 4-44, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,514.

 

John Kenneth Macrae (law partner with Arthur Gordon Smith)

Personal Items, New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVI, Issue 10985, 13 February 1899, page 6; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NZH18990213.2.54: “The many friends of Mr. J. Kenneth Macrae (son of Mr. Farquhar Macrae), who was formerly with Messrs. Sargood, Son, and Ewen, of this city, will be pleased to hear that he has passed his examination for barrister and solicitor, at Victoria City, British Columbia, and was called to the Bar in Victoria on February 1, 1899.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRG-KYH : accessed 10 August 2015), J. Macrae, F, Unorganized Territories/territoires Non-organisés, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=113358&highlight=28&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+J.+Macrae; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000185044.pdf

Ontario Marriages, Oxford Co., 1907, part 1, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/oxford07.htm: “016515-07 – John Kenneth MACRAE , 33 , barrister , Auckland New Zealand , Vancouver BC , s/o Farquhar MACRAE & Isabella GILLIS , married Ellen KING , 27 , nurse , Ingersoll , Woodstock , d/o William KING & Ellen MORRIS , witn: Robert & Mildred BALL of Woodstock , 16 Nov 1907 at Woodstock.”

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZZ-193 : accessed 10 August 2015), John Kenneth Macrae and Ellen King, 16 Nov 1907; citing registration , Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZZ-19L : accessed 10 August 2015), John Kenneth Macrae and Ellen King, 16 Nov 1907; citing registration , Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory Part 1, 1911, page 910: Macrae, John K. of Ridley Macrae & Tobin, h. 1646 Haro.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-ML4R : accessed 10 August 2015), John Kenneth Mairce, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63695&highlight=43&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Kenneth+Macrae; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940072.pdf.

Canada legal directory, 1915, page 38, Barristers and Solicitors, Vancouver, British Columbia, https://archive.org/stream/canadalegaldirec1915wharuoft#page/n37/mode/1up: “Ridley, Macrae & Tobin, Bank of Ottawa Bldg. H. E. Ridley, J. K. Macrae, H. S. Tobin.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR5-416 : accessed 10 August 2015), John Kenneth Macrae, 22 May 1955; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13224, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,985.

“Find A Grave Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QLBM : accessed 10 August 2015), John Kenneth Macrae, 1955; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302936, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26302936.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLL-WQL : accessed 10 August 2015), Helen Macrae, 16 Aug 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13163, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,196.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBY-K61 : accessed 10 August 2015), William King Macrae, 28 Aug 1977; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13580, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,017.

 

Charles Milton Woodworth (law partner with Arthur Gordon Smith)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SY1Y : accessed 10 August 2015), Charles M Woodworth, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63599&highlight=31&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+M.+Woodworth

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGK-829 : accessed 10 August 2015), Charles Milton Woodworth, 24 Mar 1941; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13171, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,631.

“Find A Grave Index,” , FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-W4FG : accessed 10 August 2015), Charles Milton Woodworth, 1941; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26299257, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26299257.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1C-PQG : accessed 10 August 2015), Alberta Beatrice Woodworth, 01 Jun 1980; citing Delta, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13604, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,388.

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