South, Arthur Lyndon (1882-1958)

Arthur Lyndon South, ancestry.ca.

Arthur Lyndon South, ancestry.ca.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 944.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 944.

Arthur Lyndon South was a bookkeeper. He lived at 2060 Nelson Street in 1920 and 1921. (Arthur’s sister, Marjorie Woodstock South, married John Stephenson, who lived at  1841 Morton Avenue in 1915.)

 

Family Background

Arthur Lyndon South was born in Brisbane, Australia, on June 14, 1882. His parents were Charles John Wesley South (1850-1923) and Emma Burdon Unthank (1850-1926).

Charles John Wesley South, 1919; Vancouver City Archives, Port P1141; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/charles-john-wesley-south [cropped].

Charles John Wesley South, 1919; Vancouver City Archives, Port P1141; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/charles-john-wesley-south [cropped].

Charles John Wesley South was born in Melbourne, Australia, on August 2, 1850. After he finished his education, he had a brief career as a bookseller and stationer.

On September 5, 1872, he married Emma Burdon Unthank. She was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, on September 3, 1850.

Family Notices, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), September 7, 1872, page 4, column 5; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5838350.

Family Notices, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), September 7, 1872, page 4, column 5; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5838350.

E.B. Unthank South (Emma Burdon Unthank (1850–1926)) ancestry.ca.

E.B. Unthank South (Emma Burdon Unthank (1850–1926)) ancestry.ca.Charles’s time as a bookseller and stationer ended in insolvency in 1873.

New Insolvents, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), December 4, 1873, page 5; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5876802/237352.

New Insolvents, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), December 4, 1873, page 5; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5876802/237352.

The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), December 29, 1873, page 1, column 6.

The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), December 29, 1873, page 1, column 6.

He later became an accountant. In the late 1880s and early 1890s, he had an active practice as a trustee for insolvent estates in Australia.

The Brisbane Courier (Queensland), September 7, 1895, page 3, column 3; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3609039/111928.

The Brisbane Courier (Queensland), September 7, 1895, page 3, column 3; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3609039/111928.

The South family arrived in Vancouver in 1896. Charles was involved in children’s welfare issues, and he became the superintendent under the Children’s Protective Act. He was also the local representative of England’s Royal Humane Society, as well as Vancouver’s library commissioner.

He became a justice of the peace, and in 1910 he was appointed as the deputy police magistrate.

Charles John South, Who’s Who and Why, 1916, page 762; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/762/mode/1up.

Charles John South, Who’s Who and Why, 1916, page 762; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/762/mode/1up.

From 1912 to 1923 he was the police magistrate.

He died in Vancouver on September 17, 1923. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Daily World, September 18, 1923, page 10, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 18, 1923, page 10, column 1.

The Week (Brisbane, Queensland), November 2, 1923, page 13, column 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/20901580.

The Week (Brisbane, Queensland), November 2, 1923, page 13, column 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/20901580.

Emma went back to Australia. She died in Brisbane, Queensland, on July 26, 1926.

 

Arthur South in British Columbia

On February 12, 1916, in Vernon, British Columbia, he signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He served in France,

On October 20, 1917, the military granted permission for him to marry Margaret Pocock. The marriage was in 1917 in Willesden, Middlesex, England.

Margaret Pocock was born in Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England on December 1, 1891. Her parents were Arthur Pocock (1857–1931) and Sarah Jane Davis (1846–1936).

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Sarah Jane Pocock; Death Date: 26 Aug 1936; Death Place: Hertfordshire, England; Probate Date: 28 Mar 1939; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Sarah Jane Pocock; Death Date: 26 Aug 1936; Death Place: Hertfordshire, England; Probate Date: 28 Mar 1939; Registry: London, England.

Arthur was later invalided to Canada. On September 27, 1919, he was discharged for medical unfitness.

He later worked as a marine checker until he retired about 1948.

Arthur died in Vancouver on March 21, 1958.

Margaret later married James Cable Cottrell. He was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England on August 7, 1893. James had served with in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Margaret died in Vancouver on February 3, 1974. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

James died in Edmonton, Alberta on April 30, 1974.

Edmonton Journal, May 2, 1974, page 38, column 8.

Edmonton Journal, May 2, 1974, page 38, column 8.

Arthur and Margaret had a son.

 

Donald Lyndon South

Trek: The Magazine of the University of British Columbia; Fall 2003; page 54; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/trek/trek_07.pdf.

Trek: The Magazine of the University of British Columbia; Fall 2003; page 54; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/trek/trek_07.pdf.

Donald Lyndon South was born in Vancouver on June 28, 1920. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

He later studied at the University of British Columbia, and he became a town planner.

He died in Victoria, British Columbia on April 15, 2003.

 

Sources

Charles John Wesley South (father of Arthur Lyndon South)

Charles John Wesley South (1849–1923); Birth ABT 1849, Australia; Death 17 SEP 1923, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

Charles John South, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 346; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0348960#p349z-3r0f:

Charles John South, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 316-317; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/316/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/317/mode/1up.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922. Name: Charles John Wes South; Birth Date: Abt 1848; Birth Place: Collingwood, Victoria; Registration Year: 1848; Registration Place: Victoria, Australia; Father: George South; Mother: Sarah; Registration Number: 10515.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-33G : 27 April 2017), Charles J South, 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:QV95-9Q3K : 15 July 2016), Charles J South, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-385 : 8 November 2017), Charles John South, 1923.

“Ex-Magistrate Passes Away,” Vancouver Daily World, September 17, 1923, page 1, column 7; page 2, column 2.

 

Emma Burdon Unthank (mother of Arthur Lyndon South)

Emma Burdon Unthank (1850–1926); Birth 03 SEPTEMBER 1850, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England; Death 26 JULY 1926, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (ancestry.ca)

Emma Burdon (Unthank) South (1850 – 1926); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unthank-106: “Born 3 Sep 1850 in Middlesbrough, York, England; Daughter of William Unthank and Sarah Burdon; Died 1926 in Queensland, Australia). . . . Marriage. 5 Sep 1872, Charles John Wesley South, son of . . .Marriage. South-Unthank.-On the 5th inst., at Stanley-street, Richmond, by the Rev. Thomas Adamson, C. J. Wesley South, of Northcote, to Emma, youngest daughter of Mr. William Unthank, Merri Merri Creek.”

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N22K-BYY : 30 December 2014, Emma Burdon Unthank, 03 Sep 1850); citing Middlesborough Circuit Wesleyan Methodist, Middlesbrough, York, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1546295 IT 5, 8-10.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKV6-YLF9 : 21 October 2017), Emma B Unthank in household of William Unthank, , Durham, England; citing , Durham, England, p. 48, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. “Name: Emma Burdon Unthank; Spouse Name: Charles John Wesley South; Marriage Place: Victoria; Registration Place: Victoria; Registration Year: 1872; Registration Number: 2672”

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Bmma Burton South [Emma Burdon South]; Death Date: 24 Jul 1926; Death Place: Queensland; Father’s name: William Unthank; Registration Year: 1926; Registration Place: Queensland; Registration Number: B049551; Page Number: 1660.

 

Arthur Lyndon South

Arthur Lyndon Sam South (1882–1958); Birth 14 JUNE 1882, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Death 21 MARCH 1958, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. “Name: Arthur Lyndon South; Birth Date: 14 Jun 1882; Birth Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1882; Registration Place: Queensland, Australia; Father: Charles John Wesley South; Mother: Emma Burden Unthank; Page Number: 13996; Registration Number: B029384.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9Q3L : 15 July 2016), Arthur L South in entry for Charles J South, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: South, Arthur Lyndon; Regimental Number: 703788; Date of Birth: 14/06/1882; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9161 – 36; Item Number: 242412; 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=242412; digitized service file: B9161-S036; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9161-S036.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26NY-S6L : 13 December 2014), Arthur L South and null, 1917; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1917, quarter 2, vol. 3A, p. 517, Willesden, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. 1921, Arthur L South [indexed as Austhus L South], Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Name: Austhus L South [Arthur L South]; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married; Age: 39; Birth Year: abt 1882; Birth Place: Australia; Relation to Head of House: Head; Father Birth Place: Australia; Mother Birth Place: England; Year of Immigration: 1901; Racial or Tribal Origin: English; Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Comox; District Number: 15; Sub-District Number: 9; City, Town or Village: Comox Alberni District; Street or Township: Bold Point; Municipality: Quadra Island; Occupation: Bookkeeper [logging camp]; Income: 1740.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Arthur Lyndon South; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Date: 14 Jun 1882; Birth Place: Brisbane Que, Australia; Father: Charles J South; Mother: Emma B Unitanik; SSN: 720145346; Notes: Nov 1939: Name listed as Arthur Lyndon South.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRG-4R4 : 8 November 2017), Arthur Lyndon South, 1958; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/297c5263-f201-42c4-a836-3a722842d820.

 

Arthur Pocock (father of Margaret Pocock)

Arthur Pocock (1857–1931); Birth JULY 1857, Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; Death 22 NOVEMBER 1931, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X3S-Z7R : 1 October 2014), Arthur Pocock, 1857; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8PW-4PT : 6 December 2014, Arthur Pocock, ); citing Great Berkhampstead, Hertford, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,040,651.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-R77P : 13 December 2017), Arthur Pocock, Great Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 6, Piece/Folio 1446/124, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,602.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH2-SHN9 : 4 September 2014), Arthur Pocock, 1931; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-YSGC : 13 December 2015), Arthur Pocock, 1931; Burial, Berkhamsted, Dacorum Borough, Hertfordshire, England, Rectory Lane Cemetery; citing record ID 84588603, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84588603: “Arthur Pocock; Birth 1857; Death 2 Nov 1931; Burial  Rectory Lane Cemetery  Berkhamsted, Dacorum Borough, Hertfordshire, England; Plot 599; Memorial ID 84588603.”

 

Sarah Jane Davis (mother of Margaret Pocock)

Sarah Jane Davis (1846–1936); Birth JAN 1846, Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; Death 26 AUGUST 1936, Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHK-PR68 : 4 September 2014), Sarah J Pocock, 1936; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-YSGL : 13 December 2015), Sarah Jane Pocock, 1936; Burial, Berkhamsted, Dacorum Borough, Hertfordshire, England, Rectory Lane Cemetery; citing record ID 84588604, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84588604: “Sarah Jane Pocock; Birth 1854; Death 26 Aug 1936; Burial  Rectory Lane Cemetery  Berkhamsted, Dacorum Borough, Hertfordshire, England; Plot 599; Memorial ID 84588604.”

 

Margaret Pocock (wife of Arthur Lyndon South)

Margaret Madge Pocock (1891–1974)l Birth 1 DECEMBER 1891, Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; Death 3 FEBRUARY 1974, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26NR-YF1 : 13 December 2014), Margaret Pocock and null, 1917; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1917, quarter 2, vol. 3A, p. 517, Willesden, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYT-2WB : 8 November 2017), Margaret Cottrell, 1974; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9a6b5d5d-d743-429f-98e9-540a9b4bb1e1.

 

James Cable Cottrell (husband of Margaret Pocock)

James Cottrell (Birth Unknown; Death Vancouver, BC) (ancestry.ca).

Trooper James Cable Cottrell; Canadian Great War Project; http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=117547.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Cottrell, James Cable; Regimental Number: 2081; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2037 – 49; Item Number: 119632; 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=119632; digitized service file: B2037-S049; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2037-S049.

1970-1974 Edmonton Journal Index; http://albertagenealogy-research.ca/Data/Papers/1970-1974EJ/1970-1974EJIndexPage66.html: Cottrell, James Cable; published: 1974; died: 1974; age: 80; born about: 1894: size: L; type: Death.

James Cable Cottrell, death notice, Edmonton Journal, May 2, 1974, page 38, column 8.

 

Donald Lyndon South (son of Arthur Lyndon South)

Donald Lyndon South (1920–2003); Birth 28 JUNE 1920, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death 15 APRIL 2003, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Trek: The Magazine of the University of British Columbia; Fall 2003; pages 53-54; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/trek/trek_07.pdf;

“Donald Lyndon South BA’48, MCIP (Submitted by friend Graham Stallard MSC’68). One of the west coast’s pioneers of planning, Don passed away on April 15, 2003. He was born and raised in Vancouver, and attended UBC after wartime service in the RCAF. After graduation, he became the first planning director in BC’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Don was a founding member of the Planning Institute of BC, and served as its vice-president in the 1950s. He also served a term as president of the Town Planning Institute of Canada in 1960-61. The institutes benefited from his experience and enthusiasm up until the deterioration of his health in recent years.

When the NDP first came to power in 1972 Don was reassigned to the Ministry of Highways as senior subdivision approving officer, where he continued to do good work, and enjoy himself. He retired from public service in 1985, and consulted for a few years.

Don had a difficult role to play in a climate hostile to planners and planning. He was low-key, good-natured and witty. It was hard to get the better of him in discussion, or in cracking jokes. On the other hand he was intelligent, very well read, and persistent. He got a lot more established than anyone realized at the time.

Fortunately, a generation or two of impatient young planners had the time and opportunity to get to know the man, and to become friends with him. His liking for a red waistcoat earned him the affectionate nickname of the Red-Breasted Nitpicker, and judging by the number of Don South stories that circulate among his former colleagues and friends, a lot of people are missing him.”