Springer, Frances Mary (1853-1905)

Mrs. Ben Springer, 1870s [cropped]; Vancouver City Archives, Port P118.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-ben-springer.

Mrs. Ben Springer, 1870s [cropped]; Vancouver City Archives, Port P118.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-ben-springer.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 438.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 438.

Frances Mary Springer was the widow of Benjamin Springer. She lived at 786 Gilford Street in 1905.

 

Family Background

Frances Mary Springer was born Frances Mary Nias on November 20, 1853 in Maidstone, Kent, England. (She was often called “Fannie.”) Her parents were George Elmes Nias (1816-1880) and Ellen Andrews (1828-1900). They were married in Islington, London, England on December 8, 1849.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), December 16, 1849, page 12, column 5.

Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper (London, England), December 16, 1849, page 12, column 5.

Fannie and her parents travelled to San Francisco, where George Nias worked as a printer. He had a lively temper, which sometimes got him into trouble. In 1858 he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.

Sacramento Daily Union, volume 14, number 2143, February 8, 1858, page 3, column 2; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18580208.2.13&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1.

Sacramento Daily Union, volume 14, number 2143, February 8, 1858, page 3, column 2; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18580208.2.13&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

A few weeks later, the California governor remitted George’s fine and released him from prison.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 14, Number 2175, March 17, 1858, page 2, column 1; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18580317.2.5&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 14, Number 2175, March 17, 1858, page 2, column 1; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18580317.2.5&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

In the late 1850s (possibly in 1858), the Nias family went to Victoria, British Columbia. George became associated with the “New Westminster Times” and the “Government Gazette.”

First Victoria Directory, 1860, page 34.

First Victoria Directory, 1860, page 34.

In the fall of 1860, creditors were taking steps to collect money from George. They obtained a writ of ne exeat regno (“let him not go out of the kingdom”), which was a legal remedy to prevent a person from leaving the jurisdiction.

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 3, 1860, page 2, column 3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18601003uvic/18601003#page/n1/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 3, 1860, page 2, column 3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18601003uvic/18601003#page/n1/mode/1up.

In 1863, Ellen Nias was in the Victoria directory under her own name only. (There was no listing for George; the reasons for this are not clear.)

British Columbia Guide and Directory, 1863, page 73 (Victoria).

British Columbia Guide and Directory, 1863, page 73 (Victoria).

Frances went to school at St. Ann’s Academy in Victoria.

George and Ellen appear to have separated. In 1867, George moved to Australia.

Leader (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), May 18, 1867, page 14, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196632628.

Leader (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), May 18, 1867, page 14, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196632628.

Ellen (and Fannie) remained in Canada.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 25, 1868, page 1, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18681225uvic/18681225#page/n0/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 25, 1868, page 1, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18681225uvic/18681225#page/n0/mode/1up.

Ellen again appeared by herself in the 1871 Victoria directory.

First Victoria Directory 4th Issue, 1871, page 29.

First Victoria Directory 4th Issue, 1871, page 29.

In 1877, Ellen was in San Francisco, California. The directory described her as a widow.

San Francisco directory (Langley), 1877, page 654, column 2; https://archive.org/details/sanfranciscodire1877lang/page/654.

San Francisco directory (Langley), 1877, page 654, column 2; https://archive.org/details/sanfranciscodire1877lang/page/654.

After spending some time in Australia, George Nias lived in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1878, he became bankrupt.

Nelson Evening Mail (Nelson, New Zealand), Volume XIII, Issue 179, July 26, 1878, page 2, column 3; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NEM18780726.2.11.3.

Nelson Evening Mail (Nelson, New Zealand), Volume XIII, Issue 179, July 26, 1878, page 2, column 3; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NEM18780726.2.11.3.

By 1880, George was a printer in Wellington, New Zealand.

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: George Elemes Nias; Gender: Male; Electoral Year: 1880-1881; District: Thorndon; Region or Province: Wellington.

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: George Elemes Nias; Gender: Male; Electoral Year: 1880-1881; District: Thorndon; Region or Province: Wellington.

He died in Wellington on November 17, 1888.

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), volume XXXVI, Issue 119, 17 November 1888, page 3, column 2; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18881117.2.52.2.

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), volume XXXVI, Issue 119, 17 November 1888, page 3, column 2; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18881117.2.52.2.

Ellen died in San Francisco on June 1, 1900.

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Ellen Nias; Gender: Female; Race: White; Death Age: 71; Event Type: Death; Birth Date: abt 1829; Birth Place: England; Death Date: 1 Jun 1900; Death Place: 182 Shipley.

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Ellen Nias; Gender: Female; Race: White; Death Age: 71; Event Type: Death; Birth Date: abt 1829; Birth Place: England; Death Date: 1 Jun 1900; Death Place: 182 Shipley.

San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 3, 3 June 1900, page 30, column 4; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19000603.2.179.4&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1.

San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 3, 3 June 1900, page 30, column 4; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19000603.2.179.4&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

 

Frances: Marriage to Louis Richards

On December 6, 1870, in Victoria, Frances married Louis Richards.

Victoria Daily Standard, December 7, 1870, page 3, column 1; https://newspaperarchive.com/victoria-vancouver-daily-standard-dec-07-1870-p-3/.

Victoria Daily Standard, December 7, 1870, page 3, column 1; https://newspaperarchive.com/victoria-vancouver-daily-standard-dec-07-1870-p-3/.

Louis Richards and Charles Morton were the proprietors of Bailey’s Hotel on Langley Street.

First Victoria Directory, Third [i.e. Fourth] Issue, and British Columbia Guide, 1871, advertisements section [unpaged]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=Q90OAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP3#v=onepage&q&f=false.

First Victoria Directory, Third [i.e. Fourth] Issue, and British Columbia Guide, 1871, advertisements section [unpaged]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=Q90OAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP3#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Bailey’s Hotel later became known as the Angel Hotel.

Angel Hotel, 1870s, detail from “Lion Hotel on the right, Angel Hotel on the left, Langley Street off Yates Street, Victoria”; British Columbia Archives; Item A-09189; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/lion-hotel-on-right-angel-hotel-on-left-langley-street-off-yates-street-victoria.

Angel Hotel, 1870s, detail from “Lion Hotel on the right, Angel Hotel on the left, Langley Street off Yates Street, Victoria”; British Columbia Archives; Item A-09189; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/lion-hotel-on-right-angel-hotel-on-left-langley-street-off-yates-street-victoria.

In May 1872, Louis and Charles dissolved their partnership, and Charles Morton took over the hotel.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 16, 1872, page 4, column 3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18720616uvic/18720616#page/n3/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 16, 1872, page 4, column 3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18720616uvic/18720616#page/n3/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 16, 1872, page 4, column 1; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18720616uvic/18720616#page/n3/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 16, 1872, page 4, column 1; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18720616uvic/18720616#page/n3/mode/1up.

Louis died in Victoria on October 21, 1872. He was buried on October 23, 1872 in in Victoria’s Quadra Street cemetery (often called the Old Burying Ground in Pioneer Square).

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 22, 1872, page 3, column 1; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18721022uvic/18721022#page/n2/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 22, 1872, page 3, column 1; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18721022uvic/18721022#page/n2/mode/1up.

In 1873, Frances became a teacher at the Hastings Mill on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. (This area was known as Granville. It later became part of the City of Vancouver).

 

Marriage to Benjamin Springer

On April 4, 1874, in Granville, Fannie married Benjamin Springer, who was a bookkeeper at the Moodyville sawmill. He was born on February 2, 1841 in Delaware, Middlesex County, Ontario. His parents were Benjamin Springer and Eliza Green.

Benjamin had arrived in British Columbia in 1863. After a short time in Victoria, he went to the Cariboo, where he worked in the mining business. In 1872 he moved to Granville and he began his career with the Moodyville sawmill.

Moodyville Sawmill Co., 1882-1900; North Vancouver Museum and Archives, NVMA 6604; https://nvma.ca/moodyville-sawmill-co/.

Moodyville Sawmill Co., 1882-1900; North Vancouver Museum and Archives, NVMA 6604; https://nvma.ca/moodyville-sawmill-co/.

Benjamin was a prominent member of early Vancouver society. In 1882 he became the manager of the Moodyville sawmill. He was a justice of the peace, a school board trustee and a member of the Vancouver Harbour Board. He was also the vice-consul for Norway.

In 1890 he resigned from the Moodyville sawmill. He and Henry Augustus Mellon (1840-1916) became partners in Springer, Mellon and Company, which was a general brokerage business.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 2, page 1002b.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 2, page 1002b.

Benjamin Springer, about 1895 [cropped]; Vancouver City Archives, Port P542; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/benjamin-springer-2.

Benjamin Springer, about 1895 [cropped]; Vancouver City Archives, Port P542; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/benjamin-springer-2.

Benjamin died in Vancouver on April 2, 1898.

Vancouver Daily World, April 2, 1898, page 5, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Daily World, April 2, 1898, page 5, columns 1-2.

Fannie died in Vancouver on July 24, 1905.

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1905, page 9, columns 4-5 [best available copy].

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1905, page 9, columns 4-5 [best available copy].

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1905, page 2, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1905, page 2, column 4.

 

Fanny had one son with Louis Richards.

 

Louis Joseph Richards

Louis Joseph Richards was born in Victoria on October 7, 1872.

After Fannie married Benjamin Springer in 1874, Benjamin adopted Louis, who became known as Louis Joseph Springer.

He worked as a bank teller and customs department employee. In 1889, he and a companion went missing while they were on a trip to Bowen Island.

Vancouver Daily World, November 18, 1889, page 1, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, November 18, 1889, page 1, column 7.

They returned home safely the next day.

Vancouver Daily World, November 19, 1889, page 4, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, November 19, 1889, page 4, column 1.

Louis later became a broker. On October 8, 1902, he was critically injured when he fell down an elevator shaft at the Pacific Bottling Works on Gore Avenue. He died on October 9.

Vancouver Daily World, October 8, 1902, page 1, column 7; page 4, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 8, 1902, page 1, column 7; page 4, column 3.

Fanny had the following children with Benjamin Springer.

 

Mabel Ellen Springer

Mabel Ellen Springer was born in Moodyville (North Vancouver), British Columbia on April 29, 1875.

On May 8, 1912, in Vancouver, she married Arthur Watkin St. John Boultbee, who was an assistant inspector for Royal Life Insurance Company. He was born on February 6, 1877, in Wallington, Surrey, England. His parents were St. John Boultbee (1843-1898) and Ada Fanny Barber.

It appears that this marriage ended in divorce. Arthur later re-married; he may have been living in France in the 1930s and the 1940s. (Further information appears on the page for Arthur Watkin St. John Boultbee; https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-b/boultbee-arthur-watkin-st-john-1877-after-1940/.)

Mabel became a journalist for the Vancouver Sun’s women’s pages. She belonged to the Georgian Club.

She died in Vancouver on February 2, 1953. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Eva Alice Springer

Eva Alice Springer was born in Moodyville, British Columbia on October 10. 1877.

She did not marry. She lived with her sister, Mabel.

She died in Vancouver on November 12, 1951. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Frank Benjamin Springer

Frank Benjamin Springer was born on January 28, 1879, in Moodyville, British Columbia.

He worked as the district manager of Imperial Life Assurance Company.

On August 5, 1908, in Vancouver, he married Lucia Louise Duchastel de Montrouge (sometimes called “Lou Lou”). She was born in New York City on January 8, 1882. Her father was Baron Leon Duchastel de Montrouge (1848-1929), who was a French diplomat. Her mother was Anita Snyder (1851-1931). Lucia had attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Sault au Recollet in Quebec.

In 1911, Frank and Lucia went to visit Lucia’s parents in Paris, France. While they were in France, Frank developed appendicitis. Shortly after having an operation, Frank died in Paris on July 17, 1911. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver on August 25, 1911.

On August 30, 1918, in Vancouver, Lucia married Albert Edmond Juchereau St Denis Duchesnay.

(Further information appears on the pages for Frank Benjamin Springer (1879-1911); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-s/springer-frank-benjamin-1879-1911/ and Elizabeth (“Lilly”) Duchesnay, (1867-1935); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-d/duchesnay-elizabeth-lilly-1867-1935/.)

 

Hugh Edward Nelson Springer

Hugh Edward Nelson Springer was born in Moodyville, British Columbia on October 5, 1880.

On November 7, 1908, in Vancouver, he married Mabel Marr Mallory. She was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 23, 1882. Her parents were John Wesley Mallory (1858-1904) and Laura Louise Pretty (1859-1945).

Hugh died in San Francisco, California on December 14, 1931.

The San Francisco Examiner, December 15, 1931, page 15, column 7.

The San Francisco Examiner, December 15, 1931, page 15, column 7.

Mabel died in Vancouver on October 30, 1947. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1947, page 33.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1947, page 33.

Hugh and Mabel had a daughter, Dorothy Marion Springer, who was born in Vancouver on June 29, 1909. She never married. She worked as a medical secretary in San Francisco, California. She died on November 7, 1967 in San Francisco. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Hugh and Mabel had a son, John Benjamin Springer. He was born in February 1913; he died on March 2, 1913.

 

Ruby Maud Eliza Springer

Ruby Maud Eliza Springer was born on September 24, 1882 (or 1882) in Moodyville, British Columbia.

On December 10, 1907, in Vancouver, she married William Alfred Bauer, who was a civil engineer and surveyor. He was born in Brisbane, Australia on December 13, 1867 (some sources say 1863). His parents were Frederick George Bauer and Ann Rebecca Pearson.

After the start of the First World War, William and Ruby changed the spelling of their surname from “Bauer” to “Bower” probably because it seemed less “German.”

William died in Vancouver on December 17, 1932. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Ruby died in Los Angeles County, California on December 26, 1969. She was buried in Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside, California.

 

Herbert Nias Springer

Herbert Nias Springer was born on April 6, 1885 in Moodyville, British Columbia. (He was often called “Bob” Springer, which sometimes led people to expand his nickname to “Robert.”)

For a time he worked as a life insurance agent, and he later became a farmer.

On October 23, 1915, in Victoria, British Columbia, he married Charlotte Anne Whitworth. She was born on July 10, 1896 in Morris, Manitoba. Her parents were Henry Whitworth and Ella Cross.

Bob’s and Charlotte’s marriage ended in divorce.

Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1932, page 22, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1932, page 22, column 7.

Bob died in Vancouver on November 21, 1964.

Vancouver Sun,  November 23, 1964, column 4.

Vancouver Sun,  November 23, 1964, column 4.

Charlotte died in Los Angeles County, California on August 22, 1987.

The Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1987, page 22, column 4.

The Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1987, page 22, column 4.

 

Sources

George Elmes Nias (father of Frances Mary Nias)

The first newspapers on Canada’s west coast: 1858-1863, by Hugh Doherty: Copy editor, city editor, The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., 1968-73; http://web.uvic.ca/vv/articles/doherty/newspaper.html#Victoria%20Gazette%201: “Back on Vancouver Island, the Victoria Gazette was being purchased from King and McClure by George Nias, who, since he had at the same time purchased the government gazette, did not change the newspaper’s generally docile tone. But wherever McClure went at this time, it seemed, government patronage was sure to follow, and less than six months after the Times had been established in New Westminster, it was announced that the government gazette was being discontinued as a separate publication, and would instead be published as part of the Times. It was the death blow for Nias’ publishing business. Complaining of the ‘base deception of men in high places,’ Nias closed the Victoria Gazette, leaving the Victoria field to the Colonist, which found itself in a monopoly for the first time. . . . George Nias: A native of Yorkshire and a printer by trade, Nias came to Victoria in 1858 or earlier from San Francisco. He later worked for the Colonist and in 1867, after his request to be appointed government printer was turned down, emigrated to Melbourne, Australia with his family.” [Note: it is not clear that other members of the Nias family went to Australia.]

George Elmes Nias (1816–1888); Birth: 3 NOV 1816, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England; Death: 17 NOV 1888, Wellington, New Zealand (ancestry.ca).

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPCY-MQ2 : 11 February 2018, George Elmes Nias, 03 Nov 1816); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 595,420, 595,421, 596,913.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D38-RB1 : 13 December 2014), George Elmes Nias, 1849; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1849, quarter 4, vol. 3, p. 239, Islington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“The Early Government Gazettes,” by Madge Wolfenden, British Columbia Historical Quarterly, July 1943, pages 183-184; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/bchf/bchq_1943_3.pdf:

“Nias was a Yorkshireman by birth and a printer by trade. He arrived in Victoria in 1858, or possibly earlier, having previously been a resident of San Francisco. . . .

During the summer of 1866 Nias was employed by the Dietz and Nelson British Columbia Express Company between Victoria and the Big Bend of the Columbia River. In December of that year he wrote to Governor Seymour requesting an appointment as Government Printer of the newly united colony of British Columbia, but his proposal was not entertained, and in February, 1867, he left Victoria for Australia.

There was trouble over gaining title to the Dallas Road property, as revealed in a letter written from Melbourne to Governor Musgrave on December 3, 1869. In 1871 we hear that Nias has written a pamphlet entitled Protection vs. Free Trade. Presumably his wife and large family eventually joined him in Melbourne, but no later news of him has yet been found.”

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: George Elms Nias; Death Date: Oct-Nov-Dec 1888; Registration Place: Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand; Folio Number: 1735.

The Australasian Typographical Journal, Melbourne, number 220, December 1888, page 956; http://wtap.vuw.ac.nz/kiln/text/ATJ188812.html#n1: “Deaths: Nias.—On 17th November, at Molesworth-street, Wellington, after a painful illness, Geo. E. Nias, aged 72 years.”

 

Ellen Andrews (mother of Frances Mary Nias)

Ellen ANDREWS (1827–unknown); Birth: NOV 1827, England; Death: Unknown.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DSR-6K2 : 13 December 2014), Ellen Andrews, 1849; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1849, quarter 4, vol. 3, p. 239, Islington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PZ-Q1Y : 12 August 2017), Ellen Nias, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 110, sheet 570C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0075; FHL microfilm 1,254,075.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M95W-N5R : accessed 10 October 2018), Ellen Nias in household of Edward Geghen, Precinct 12 San Francisco city Ward 29, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 26, sheet 6B, family 154, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,100.

 

Fanny Mary Nias

Genealogical Extracts, The Victoria Daily Standard, 1870; http://www.bcgenweb.org/newspapers/vic_news_1870.htm: “Marriage: At Victoria on Dec 6, 1870 by Rev. Mr. Russ, Louis Richards to Mary Frances, eldest daughter of George Elmes Nias of the Hall of Commerce and niece of the late Admiral Sir Joseph Nias.”

Vancouver School District History, Vancouver School Board Archives and Heritage, Chapter One: 1872-1890; https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/heritage/2015/06/03/chapter-one-1872-1889/. Includes references to the Hastings Mill School.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-Q6G : 21 January 2016), Benjamin Springer and Fanny Mary Richards, 04 Apr 1874; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-L9Y : 18 November 2014), Fanny M. Springer in household of Benjamin Springer, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 111; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LCV : 13 November 2014), Fannie M Springer, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2XT : 13 November 2014), Fanny Springer, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36131&highlight=36&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Fanny+Springer.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-YJ4 : 30 September 2015), Fannie M Springer, 1905.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7VSX : 13 December 2015), Frances Mary Springer, 1905; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26305904, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26305904.

 

Louis Richards (husband of Frances Mary Nias)

Leona Taylor and Dorothy Mindenhall, “Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers,” Victoria’s Victoria, http://www.victoriasvictoria.ca/; http://web.uvic.ca/vv/newspaper/search.php.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-SVGP : 13 December 2015), Louis Richards, 1872; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Quadra Street Cemetery; citing record ID 122915627, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122915627: “Louis Richards; Birth: 1851 [sic]; Death: 21 Oct 1872 (aged 20–21); Burial: Quadra Street Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 122915627.”

Old Burying Ground (Pioneer Square), Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria; http://www.oldcem.bc.ca/cem_pn.htm.

British Columbia, Victoria Supreme Court Probate/Estate Files, File GR-1304.11581 – Richards, Louis; Accession number(s): 83-0409; 91-0541; File location: Box 830409-0030, Reel B08882, File 14, Folio 0579/1872.; microfilm B08882; first page of probate file: image 2528 of 3202; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-L21?i=2527&wc=M69N-6WL%3A332531901%2C332530502%2C332601601&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: image 2542 of 3202; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-LTL?i=2541&wc=M69N-6WL%3A332531901%2C332530502%2C332601601&cc=2014768.

 

Benjamin Springer

Benjamin Springer, Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians, by J.B. Kerr; Vancouver, Kerr and Begg, 1890, pages 298-299;

“Benjamin Springer,” Vancouver Voters, 1886: A Biographical Dictionary; edited and compiled by Peter S.N Claydon and Valieri A. Melanson and members of the British Columbia Genealogical Society; Richmond, British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1994, pages 657-660.

 

Henry Augustus Mellon (business partner of Benjamin Springer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-VHK : 8 November 2017), Henry Augustus Mellon, 1916.

“Death Claims Capt. Mellon; Well-Known Pioneer of Vancouver Passed Away in the General Hospital; Lived Here Since Year of Great Fire,” Vancouver Daily World, February 14, 1916, page 3, column 4.

 

Louis Joseph Richards (later Springer) (son of Frances Mary Nias)

British Columbia Baptisms; Event Type: Baptism; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16232; Event Date: August 23, 1872; Event Place: Victoria; Person: Lewis Joseph Richards; Person’s Father: Lewis Unknown; Person’s Mother: Fanny Unknown: Denomination: United Church; Church Name: Metropolitan Church; Other Location: Victoria; Birth Date: October 8, 1871.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2XY : 18 March 2018), Louis J Springer, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-R3G : 8 November 2017), Louis J Springer, 1902.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7V33 : 13 December 2015), Louis Springer, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26399612, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26399612: “Louis Springer; Birth: unknown; Death: unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/01/025A/0013 (117); Memorial ID: 26399612. Gravesite Details Buried on Jun-04-1987.”

 

Mabel Ellen Springer (daughter of Frances Mary Nias)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRC-8C8 : accessed 08 Jul 2014), Mabel Ellen Boultbee, 02 Feb 1953; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13214, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032863.

Mabel Ellen Boultbee, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 3, 1953, page 17: “Boultbee – Mabel Ellen, Feb. 2, at Ritz Hotel, Vancouver, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Springer. She leaves to mourn her loss her brother, Bob Springer, and sister, Mrs. William A. Bower; nieces and nephews. Funeral announcements later.”

Mabel Ellen Boultbee, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 4, 1953, page 27. Same as notice on February 3, and adds date of funeral as February 5; interment in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.

“Pioneer BC Woman Passes,” Vancouver Province, February 4, 1953, page 8. (Mable [sic] Ellen Boultbee)

“Last Tribute Paid to Mrs. Mabel Boultbee,” Vancouver Sun, February 6, 1953, page 29.

 

Eva Alice Springer (daughter of Frances Mary Nias)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-LSM : 5 October 2018), Eva A. Springer in household of Lewis Springer, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Benjamin Springer, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LC2 : 3 August 2016), Eva A Springer, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2X1 : 18 March 2018), Eva Springer in household of Louis J Springer, 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-M29J : 16 March 2018), Eva Springer in entry for Mabel Springer, 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:FLRR-3K4 : 8 November 2017), Eva Alice Springer, 1951; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f24298b2-4ca8-4c74-811d-1abf20954174.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7VS4 : 13 December 2015), Eva Alice Springer, 1951; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26305901, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26305901: “Eva Alice Springer; Birth: 10 Oct 1877, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 12 Nov 1951 (aged 74), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: OLD/4/01/008/0007; Memorial ID: 26305901. Born in Moodyville, which became North Vancouver. She was unmarried.”

 

Frank Benjamin Springer (son of Frances Mary Nias)

Springer, Frank Benjamin (1879-1911); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-s/springer-frank-benjamin-1879-1911/.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-Q6R : 21 January 2016), Benjamin Springer and Fanny Mary Richards, 04 Apr 1874; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11381, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,709.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-L9T : 18 November 2014), Benjamin Springer, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 111; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LCJ : 13 November 2014), Benjamin Springer, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Sm to Ss; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votesm.htm: Springer, Benjamin, 1038 Robson St, Commission merchant, Van.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-VJW : 30 September 2015), Benjamin Springer, 1898.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-VJ4 : 30 September 2015), Benjamin Springer, 1898.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7V9B : 13 December 2015), Benjamin Springer, 1898; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26267821, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26267821.

 

Hugh Edward Nelson (son of Frances Mary Nias)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-LSS : 5 October 2018), Hugh E. S. Springer in household of Lewis Springer, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Benjamin Springer, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LCG : 3 August 2016), Hugh N Springer, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2F9 : 18 March 2018), Hugh N Springer in household of Louis J Springer, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-R9Z : 11 March 2018), Hugh Edward Nelson Springer and Mabel Man Malloy, 07 Nov 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9M7N : 16 March 2018), Hugh Springer in entry for Frank Springer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWR-4XQ : accessed 11 October 2018), Hugh E Springer, San Francisco Assembly District 31, San Francisco, California, United States; citing  ED 152, sheet 5B, line 66, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 136; FHL microfilm 1,820,136.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN7-TZY : accessed 11 October 2018), Hugh E Springer, San Francisco (Districts 251-409), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 332, sheet 4A, line 17, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 207; FHL microfilm 2,339,942.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-NJSG : 8 November 2017), Hugh E Springer, 14 Dec 1931; citing 68292, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,050.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-NNKB : 8 November 2017), Hugh E Springer, 14 Dec 1931; citing 68292, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,050.

 

John Wesley Mallory (father of Mabel Marr Mallory)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ4-R68 : 11 March 2018), John Wesley Mallory and Laura Louise Pretty, 08 Feb 1882; citing registration , Goderich, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,758.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLV-66F : 8 November 2017), John Wesley Mallory, 1904.

 

Laura Louise Pretty (mother of Mabel Marr Mallory)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ4-R6X : 11 March 2018), John Wesley Mallory and Laura Louise Pretty, 08 Feb 1882; citing registration , Goderich, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,758.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP9-3FQ : 8 November 2017), Laura Louisa Mallory, 1945.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QR81 : 11 July 2016), Laura Louise Pretty Mallory, 1945; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281374, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26281374: “Laura Louise Pretty Mallory; Birth: 12 Jan 1859, Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada; Death:  29 Oct 1945 (aged 86), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/4/01/010/0005 [no tombstone or marker]; Memorial ID: 26281374. Daughter of Charles Pretty and Margaret Hincks. Married in Goderich, Ontario on Feb. 8, 1882 to John Wesley Mallory.”

 

Mabel Marr Malloy (wife of Hugh Edward Nelson Springer)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-R94 : 11 March 2018), Hugh Edward Nelson Springer and Mabel Man Malloy, 07 Nov 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9M7J : 16 March 2018), Mable Springer in entry for Frank Springer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWR-4X7 : accessed 11 October 2018), Mabel Springer in household of Hugh E Springer, San Francisco Assembly District 31, San Francisco, California, United States; citing ED 152, sheet 5B, line 67, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 136; FHL microfilm 1,820,136.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN7-TZB : accessed 11 October 2018), Mabel Springer in household of Hugh E Springer, San Francisco (Districts 251-409), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 332, sheet 4A, line 18, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 207; FHL microfilm 2,339,942.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPY-7VS : 8 November 2017), Mabel Marr Springer, 1947; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ce6a6ad8-2b2b-423f-adf5-f3153f279d1c.

Mabel Marr Springer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1947, page 23; Vancouver Province, October 30, 1947, page 23; Vancouver Province, October 31, 1947, page 27.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7V3W : 11 July 2016), Mabel Marr Mallory Springer, 1947; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281377, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26281377: “Mabel Marr Mallory Springer; Birth: 23 Nov 1882, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 31 Oct 1947 (aged 64), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/4/01/010/0007 [No Marker]; Memorial ID: 26281377. Daughter of John Wesley Mallory (June 1, 1858-July 6, 1904) and Laura Louise Pretty (Jan.12,1859-Oct.29,1945). Married Hugh Edward Nelson Springer on Nov.7, 1908. They had a daughter, Dorothy M[arion] and a premature baby, John B[enjamin], that died soon after birth.”

 

Dorothy Marion Springer (daughter of Hugh Edward Nelson Springer)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9M7V : 16 March 2018), D??? Springer in entry for Frank Springer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWR-4XW : accessed 11 October 2018), Dorothy Springer in household of Hugh E Springer, San Francisco Assembly District 31, San Francisco, California, United States; citing ED 152, sheet 5B, line 68, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 136; FHL microfilm 1,820,136.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN7-TZ1 : accessed 11 October 2018), Dorothy Springer in household of Hugh E Springer, San Francisco (Districts 251-409), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 332, sheet 4A, line 19, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 207; FHL microfilm 2,339,942.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8Z8-L9P : 11 March 2018), Dorothy Marion Springer, 1956.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP6L-8TK : 26 November 2014), Dorothy M Springer, 07 Nov 1967; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Ancestry.com. California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Dorothy M Springer; Gender: Female; Race: Caucasian (White); Birth Date: 29 Jun 1909; Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia; Age: 58; Death Date: 7 Nov 1967; Death City: San Francisco; Death County: San Francisco; Death State: California; Death Country: United States; Father: Hugh Springer; Mother: Marel Mallory; Funeral Home: N. Gray and Company.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7VSW : 13 December 2015), Dorothy M. Springer, 1967; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26420180, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26420180: :Dorothy M. Springer; Birth: 29 Jun 1909, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 7 Nov 1967 (aged 58), San Francisco County, California, USA; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/4/01/010/0007  [No Marker]; Memorial ID: 26420180. Cremains buried in her mother’s grave and beside her maternal grandparents.”

 

Ruby Maud Eliza Springer (daughter of Frances Mary Nias)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LCP : 3 August 2016), Ruby M Springer, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2FS : 18 March 2018), Ruby Springer in household of Louis J Springer, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-PGR : 11 March 2018), William Alfred Bauer and Ruby Maud Eliza Springer, 10 Dec 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

Ruby Springer and William A. Bauer, wedding description, Vancouver Province, December 10, 1907, page 9.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MT29 : 16 March 2018), Ruby M Bauer in entry for William G Bauer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJPG-TYH : 30 January 2018), Ruby Maude Bauer, 1911.

1921 Canada Census, Ruby Bauer in household of William Bauer, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2P-BWB : 30 January 2018), Ruby Maud Bower, 1923.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGRT-GCN : 26 November 2014), Ruby M Bower, 26 Dec 1969; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2BB-31PN : 10 March 2017), Ruby Maude Bower, ; Burial, Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States of America, Eternal Hills Memorial Park; citing record ID 176016819, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176016819: “Ruby Maude Bower; Birth: 1883; Death: 1969 (aged 85–86); Burial: Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 176016819.”

 

William Alfred Bauer (later “Bower”) (husband of Ruby Maud Eliza Springer)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: William Alfred Bauer; Birth Date: 13 Dec 1867; Birth Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1867; Registration Place: Queensland, Australia; Father: Frederick Bauer; Mother: Ann Rebecca Pearson; Page Number: 806; Registration Number: B007862.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-VN9 : 18 March 2018), William Bauer, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-PGB : 11 March 2018), William Alfred Bauer and Ruby Maud Eliza Springer, 10 Dec 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MT2M : 16 March 2018), William G Bauer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, William Bauer, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. 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-PQK : 8 November 2017), William Alfred Bower, 1932.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SNWL : 13 December 2015), Alfred William Bower, 1932; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26292088, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26292088: “Alfred William Bower; Birth: 12 Dec 1867, Australia; Death: 17 Dec 1932 (aged 65), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/05/018/0011; Memorial ID: 26292088.”

 

Herbert Nias Springer (son of Frances Mary Nias)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-7JM : 11 March 2018), Herbert Nias Springer and Charlotte Anne Whitworth, 23 Oct 1915; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

1921 Canada Census, Robert [sic] Springer, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Richmond, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. 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:FLTL-V3R : 8 November 2017), Herbert Nias Springer, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/481618a7-d24b-4fc8-b797-76524427c708.

 

Charlotte Anne Whitworth (wife of Herbert Nias Springer)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1896-007202; Charlotte Anne Whitworth; date of birth: July 10, 1896; place of birth: Morris; mother: Eleanor Annie Cross.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV1-B27 : 18 March 2018), Charlotte A Whitworth in household of Annie E Whitworth, Provencher, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-7NY : 11 March 2018), Herbert Nias Springer and Charlotte Anne Whitworth, 23 Oct 1915; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

1921 Canada Census, Charlotte Springer in household of Robert [sic] Springer, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Richmond, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2Q-SRX : 12 March 2018), Charlotte Ann Springer, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,066.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPMF-TMX : 26 November 2014), Charlotte Anne Springer, 22 Aug 1987; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Charlotte A Springer; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 10 Jul 1896; Death Date: 15 Aug 1987; Claim Date: 7 Apr 1966; SSN: 547720576; Death Certificate Number: 143401.