Smith, Evelyn Fenwick (1863-1932)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 760.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 760.

Evelyn Fenwick Smith was a bookkeeper and sales representative. He lived at 954 Denman Street in 1901 and at 958 Denman Street in 1902 and 1903.

 

Family Background

Evelyn Fenwick Smith was born in Montreal, Quebec, on October 8, 1863. His parents were William Oliver Smith and Evelyn Eliza Hoffman.

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: Smith [Evelyn Fenwick Smith]; Event: Baptême (Baptism); Baptism Year: 1864; Baptism Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Trinity Memorial Chapel.

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: Smith [Evelyn Fenwick Smith]; Event: Baptême (Baptism); Baptism Year: 1864; Baptism Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Trinity Memorial Chapel.

William Oliver Smith and Eveline Eliza Hoffman were married in Quebec City on October 29, 1856.

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: William Oliver Smith; Spouse: Evelyn Eliza Hoffman [daughter of Andrew Christian Hoffman]; Event: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Year: 1856; Marriage Location: Quebec (Quebec City), Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Cathedral Holy Trinity Church.

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: William Oliver Smith; Spouse: Evelyn Eliza Hoffman [daughter of Andrew Christian Hoffman]; Event: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Year: 1856; Marriage Location: Quebec (Quebec City), Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Cathedral Holy Trinity Church.

Mr. William Oliver Smith, Montreal, QC, 1865, McCord Museum; http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/I-14033.1.

Mr. William Oliver Smith, Montreal, QC, 1865, McCord Museum; http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/I-14033.1.

Mrs. William Oliver Smith, Montreal, QC, 1863, [detail]; http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/I-6157.1.

Mrs. William Oliver Smith, Montreal, QC, 1863, [detail]; http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/I-6157.1.

Eveline died in Montreal on April 23, 1895. She was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

William died in Montreal on January 8, 1901. He was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

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: William Oliver Smith; Event: Enterrement (Burial); Burial Year: 1901; Burial Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint Martin.

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: William Oliver Smith; Event: Enterrement (Burial); Burial Year: 1901; Burial Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint Martin.

Evelyn Fenwick Smith

Evelyn lived in Montreal with his parents until about 1891.

By 1898, he was in Vancouver, working as a railway office clerk.

On July 20, 1899, in Vancouver, he married Rhoda Perpetua Stuart. She was born in Murree, Bengal, on September 17, 1862. Her parents were Rev. James Kilbie Stuart (1826-1892) and Elizabeth Anne Sadler (1826-1896).

The Boundary Creek Times (Greenwood, British Columbia), July 29, 1899, page 5, column 2; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xboundarycr/items/1.0170388#p4z-2r0f:

The Boundary Creek Times (Greenwood, British Columbia), July 29, 1899, page 5, column 2; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xboundarycr/items/1.0170388#p4z-2r0f:

Evelyn first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1900-1901. He was living at 1415 Georgia Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 920.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 920.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1900-1901 1415 Georgia Street
1901 954 Denman Street
1902 and 1903 958 Denman Street
1904 and 1905 Not listed in Vancouver names
1906 West Victoria Street (Fairview)
1907 to 1920 2815 Point Grey Road (sometimes listed as Evelyn Fenwick-Smith)
1923 1936 West 13th Avenue
1925 2060 West 15th Avenue
1926 Not listed in Vancouver names
1927 Number 3, 2345 Granville Street

In 1907, Evelyn and Rhoda were living in a house called “Kuptchance,” at the corner of Point Grey Road and MacDonald Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 751.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 751.

They lived on Point Grey Road until the mid-1920s.

On February 1, 1919, Evelyn signed his attestation papers with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, although it appears that he did not actually have to serve in any military actions.

Rhoda died in Vancouver on April 22, 1931.

Evelyn died in Vancouver on December 19, 1932.

Evelyn and Rhoda had a son.

 

Ronald Fenwick Smith

Ronald Fenwick Smith was born in Vancouver on July 11, 1902.

He died on June 25, 1930.

Vancouver Sun, June 27, 1930, page 26, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rS5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1IgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1834%2C7219482 [link leads to column 2; death notice is in column 1].

Vancouver Sun, June 27, 1930, page 26, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rS5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1IgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1834%2C7219482 [link leads to column 2; death notice is in column 1].

Sources

William Oliver Smith (father of Evelyn Fenwick Smith)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KP-FKX : 2 April 2016), W. O. Smith, St-Jean-Baptiste, Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 114, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10050, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,012.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJT-DC8 : 30 June 2017), William Smith, St-Lawrence Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

Find A Grave; William Oliver Smith; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108953419; Birth 13 May 1827 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; DEATH 8 Jan 1901 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Burial  Mount Royal Cemetery  Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID 108953419.

 

Evelyn Eliza Hoffman (mother of Evelyn Fenwick Smith)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KP-FKF : 2 April 2016), Eliza Smith in household of W. O. Smith, St-Jean-Baptiste, Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 114, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10050, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,012.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJT-DCD : 30 June 2017), Eveline Smith in household of William Smith, St-Lawrence Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

Find A Grave; Eveline Eliza Hoffman Smith; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108951589/eveline-eliza-smith: “Birth 1830 Quebec, Canada; Death 23 Apr 1895 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; BURIAL  Mount Royal Cemetery  Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID 108951589.”

 

Evelyn Fenwick Smith

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: Smith [Evelyn Fenwick Smith]; Event: Baptême (Baptism); Baptism Year: 1864; Baptism Location: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Religion: Anglican; Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Trinity Memorial Chapel.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4KP-FKN : 2 April 2016), E F Smith in household of W. O. Smith, St-Jean-Baptiste, Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 114, line 17; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10050, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,012.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJT-DCF : 30 June 2017), Evelyn Smith in household of William Smith, St-Lawrence Ward, Montreal (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13220, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,856.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW53-YTS : 3 August 2016), Evelyn F Smith, St Laurent Ward, Montréal Centre, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148210.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Sm to Ss; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votesm.htm: “Smith, Evelyn Fenwick, Richards St, bet Georgia & Dunsmuir, Clerk, railway office, Van.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-1PN : 21 January 2016), Evelyn Fenwick Smith and Rhoda Perpetna Thiarl, 20 Jul 1899; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2XF : 27 April 2017), Evelyn F Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-9B6 : 15 July 2016), E Fenwick Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG4-7VY : 27 December 2014), E Fenwick Smith, Nov 1913; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4806, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG4-7PS : 27 December 2014), E Fenwick Smith, Nov 1913; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4807, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Smith, Evelyn Fenwick; Regimental Number: 2638904; Date of Birth: 08/10/1863; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9034 – 41; Item Number: 236560; 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=236560.

Canada; Personnel Records of the First World War; Name: Smith, Evelyn Fenwick; Regimental Number: 3704; Reference: RG9-II-B-7, Finding Aid 9-60, Volume 71; Item Number: 630558; Record Group: Non-Permanent Active Militia; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=630558.

1921 Canada Census, Evelyn F Smith [indexed as Emly F. Smith], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 17. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-5VN : 8 November 2017), Evelyn Fenwick Smith, 1932.

 

James Kilbee Stuart (father of Rhoda Perpetua Stuart)

Gordon MacGregor: The Red Book of Scotland Project – 2017, by Gordon MacGregor; http://redbookofscotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Moody-Stewart-of-Annat.pdf, pages 6-7.

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X17V-YV3 : 8 December 2014), James Kelby Stuart, 28 May 1826; citing , reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,040,161.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLXC-V25 : 10 December 2014), James Kilbee Stuart and Elisabeth Anne Sadler, 22 Apr 1856; citing Sutton Under Brailes,Warwick,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,477.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D3L-HN5 : 13 December 2014), James Kilbee Stuart, 1856; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1856, quarter 2, vol. 6D, p. 677, Shipston On Stour, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W3T8-92M : 9 November 2017), James K Stuart, Castle Gresley, Staffordshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Staffordshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JVC-V91 : 31 December 2014), James Kilbee Stuart, 1892; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Elizabeth Ann Sadler (mother of Rhoda Perpetua Stuart)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLXC-V2P : 10 December 2014), James Kilbee Stuart and Elisabeth Anne Sadler, 22 Apr 1856; citing Sutton Under Brailes,Warwick,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,477.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQZ-C65 : 13 December 2014), Elizabeth Anne Sadler, 1856; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1856, quarter 2, vol. 6D, p. 677, Shipston On Stour, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFTT-JJ3 : 23 June 2017), Elizabeth A Stewart, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W3T8-WT2 : 9 November 2017), Elizabeth Stuart in household of James K Stuart, Castle Gresley, Staffordshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Staffordshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J1S-4HH : 31 December 2014), Elizabeth Anne Stuart, 1896; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Rhoda Perpetua Stuart (wife of Evelyn Fenwick Smith)

“India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGQV-1ZQ : 8 December 2014), Rhoda Perpetua Stuart, 12 Oct 1862; citing India, reference v 102; index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 499,007.

“India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG8M-P9L : 8 December 2014), Rhoda Perpetua Stuart, ; citing , reference ; index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 499,007.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFTT-JJQ : 23 June 2017), Rhoda P Stewart in entry for Elizabeth A Stewart, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W3T8-Z3Z : 9 November 2017), Rhoda P Stuart in household of James K Stuart, Castle Gresley, Staffordshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Staffordshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-1P6 : 21 January 2016), Evelyn Fenwick Smith and Rhoda Perpetna Thiarl, 20 Jul 1899; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

Nottinghamshire Guardian, Nottinghamshire, England, October 7, 1899: Births, Marriages, and Deaths. Smith— Kilbee-Stuart— On the 20th [Sept]. at Christ Church, Vancouver City, B.C., Evelyn Fenwick Smith, of Montreal, to Rhoda Perpetua, only daughter of the late Rev. G. Kilbie-Smart.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2XN : 27 April 2017), Rhoda I Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-9BX : 15 July 2016), Rhoda P Smith in entry for E Fenwick Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG4-7VB : 27 December 2014), Rada P Smith, Nov 1913; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4806, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Rhoda P. Smith in household of Evelyn F Smith [indexed as Emly F. Smith], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 17. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Ronald Fenwick Smith (son of Evelyn Fenwick Smith)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-122882; Ronald Fenwick Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13818; date of birth: July 11, 1902; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9422a4f8-4925-45d8-8875-0e791a27b6be.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-9BF : 15 July 2016), Ronald F Smith in entry for E Fenwick Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG4-7V1 : 27 December 2014), Ronald Smith, Nov 1913; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4806, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Ronald F. Smith in household of Evelyn F Smith [indexed as Emly F. Smith], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 17. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.