Sprott, William Miller (1872-1967)

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1248.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1248.

William Miller Sprott was a real estate broker. He lived at 980 Denman Street from 1912 to 1914.

William Miller Sprott was born in Manchester, England, on July 28, 1872. His parents were John Hardie Sprott (1840–1923) and Mary Miller (1840–1927).

The Sprott family travelled to Canada about 1873. In 1881, William was living with his mother in Bathurst, Ontario.

On August 31, 1898, in Nelson, British Columbia, William married Katherine Currie. She was born in Victoria County, Ontario in 1877 (or 1875). Her parents were Archibald and Christine Currie.

The Tribune (Nelson, British Columbia), September 3, 1898, page 4, column 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xtribune/items/1.0187923#p3z2r0f:

The Tribune (Nelson, British Columbia), September 3, 1898, page 4, column 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xtribune/items/1.0187923#p3z2r0f:

Katherine died in Greenwood, British Columbia, on August 6, 1900.

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. He was a real estate broker, and he was living in the Denman Court apartments at 980 Denman Street. He lived at Denman Court until 1914.

On May 9, 1914, in Vancouver, William married Nellie Haddon, who was a stenographer. She was born in Leeds, Quebec, on January 8 (or 10), 1877. Her parents were Rev. Thomas Haddon (1842-1903) and Isabella (Elizabeth) Gardner (1842-1912). Thomas and Isabella were married in Quebec City on June 25, 1872.

Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Rev Thomas Hadden; Religion: Methodist; Event Type: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Date: 1872; Marriage Place: Quebec (Quebec City), Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Wesleyan Methodist Church; Spouse: Isabella Gardener.

Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Rev Thomas Hadden; Religion: Methodist; Event Type: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Date: 1872; Marriage Place: Quebec (Quebec City), Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Wesleyan Methodist Church; Spouse: Isabella Gardener.

Thomas Haddon died in Vancouver on October 12, 1903. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, October 12, 1903, page 1, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 12, 1903, page 1, column 3.

Isabella Haddon died in Vancouver on April 19, 1912. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, April 20, 1912, page 23, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, April 20, 1912, page 23, column 2.

 

William and Nellie appeared in the 1914 Vancouver society directory.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 64.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 64.

In 1915 they lived at 2932 Scott Street in the Mount Pleasant area.

They did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1915.

Nellie died in Kamloops, British Columbia, on August 20, 1949. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

William died in Kamloops on July 13, 1967.

It appears that William did not have any children with either Katherine or Nellie.

 

Sources

John Hardie Sprott (father of William Miller Sprott)

John Hardie Sprott (1840–1923); Birth: 24 DEC 1840, Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland; Death: 08 JUL 1923, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTR3-M91 : 10 February 2018), John Hardie Sprott and Mary Miller, 12 Jun 1866; citing Kirkbean,Kirkcudbright,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NWK : 3 August 2016), John H Sprott, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-91M : 18 March 2018), John H Sprott, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BGDT : 16 March 2018), John Spratt, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

1921 Canada Census; John Hardie Sprott, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, 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:FLG9-KRX : 8 November 2017), John Hardie Sprott, 1921.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PR75 : 15 December 2015), John Hardie Sprott, 1923; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 143458312, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143458312: “John Hardie Sprott; Birth: 12 Feb 1840, Scotland; Death: 8 Jul 1923 (aged 83), New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 143458312.”

 

Mary Miller (mother of William Miller Sprott)

Mary Miller (1840–1927); Birth: 07 SEP 1840, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland; Death: 13 MAY 1927, 726 3rd Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTR3-M9B : 10 February 2018), John Hardie Sprott and Mary Miller, 12 Jun 1866; citing Kirkbean,Kirkcudbright,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX6-BQ6 : 11 March 2018), Mary Sprout, Bathurst, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 36; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13233, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,869.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NW2 : 3 August 2016), Mary Sprott, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-919 : 18 March 2018), Mary Sprott, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BGDY : 16 March 2018), Mary Spratt in entry for John Spratt, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

1921 Canada Census; Mary Sprott in household of John Hardie Sprott, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, 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:FL2F-4ZH : 8 November 2017), Mary Sprott, 1927.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PRWY : 11 July 2016), Mary Miller Sprott, 1927; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 143458313, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143458313: “Mary Miller Sprott; Birth: 7 Sep 1840, Kirkbean, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland; Death: 13 May 1927 (aged 86), British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 143458313.”

 

William Miller Sprott

William Miller Sprott (1872–1967); Birth: 29 JULY 1872, Lancashire, England; Death: 13 JUL 1967, Kamloops, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XHD-Q3Q : 1 October 2014), William Miller Sprott, 1872; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chorlton, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX6-BQN : 11 March 2018), William Sprott [indexed as William Sprout], Bathurst, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 36; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13233, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,869.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NWL : 3 August 2016), William Sprott, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

1898 British Columbia Voters List: Sprott, William Miller, Nelson, Jewller, KWN; Sprott, William Miller, Watchmaker, NWC.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8K-D7S : 11 March 2018), William Miller Sprott and Katherine Currie, 31 Aug 1898; citing Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-L5G : 18 March 2018), William M. Sprott, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BGD1 : 16 March 2018), William Spratt in entry for John Spratt, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,660.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-6KP : 11 March 2018), William Miller Sprott and Nellie Hadden, 09 May 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-M4Y : 8 November 2017), William Miller Sprott, 1967; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1aeeaebc-79b7-439d-a588-3047db19635f.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-Z4T3 : 13 December 2015), William Sprott, ; Burial, Chase, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Chase Cemetery; citing record ID 112047551, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112047551: “William Sprott; Birth: 29 Jul 1872, Pendlebury, Metropolitan Borough of Salford, Greater Manchester, England; Death: 13 Jul 1967 (aged 94), Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Chase Cemetery, Chase, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: B 32; Memorial ID: 112047551.”

 

Katherine Currie (wife of William Miller Sprott)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8K-DQ1 : 11 March 2018), William Miller Sprott and Katherine Currie, 31 Aug 1898; citing Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKS-K3X : 8 November 2017), Kathleen Carrie Sprott, 1900.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKS-K36 : 8 November 2017), Kathleen Sproatt, 1900.

 

Rev. Thomas Haddon (father of Nellie Haddon)

Reverend Thomas Haddon House; http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/3384.aspx.

Changing Vancouver; 700 block Hornby Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/700-block-hornby-street/:

“The house on the far left was also built around 1898, and was occupied by the Haddon family, headed by Rev Thomas Haddon the Reformed Episcopal Church minister (although the census just put ‘Church of England’). Rev Haddon was from England, as was his wife Isabella. He seems to have taken over the church in 1896, and seems to have been in Victoria before this – an 1894 Times Colonist piece records him delivering “an interesting lecture upon travels in many lands, the address being handsomely illustrated by means of stereoscopic pictures”.

While he had arrived in Canada in 1868 (so aged 26) his wife arrived in 1872. From the 1901 census we know that they had two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, who, if the records are to be believed were born in Quebec, seven months apart, both in 1874. Next was another daughter, Nellie, also in Quebec, a son, Robert, born in Ontario in 1879, and George, born in BC in 1885. (There was apparently at least one more son, William, not listed as living at home). Rev Haddon had retired by 1901, died in 1903 and was buried in Mountain View cemetery.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFR-7JK : 11 March 2018), Thomas Haddon, Keppel, Grey North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 50; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13262, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,898.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NQF : 3 August 2016), Thomas Haddon, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TL5 : 18 March 2018), Thomas Haddon, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVB-PMD : 8 November 2017), Thomas Haddon, 1903.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVB-PM6 : 8 November 2017), Thomas Haddon, 1903.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-PMZ8 : 13 December 2015), Thomas Haddon, 1903; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35289219, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35289219: “Rev Thomas Haddon; Birth: 1842, Low Fell, Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England; Death: 11 Oct 1903 (aged 60–61), British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/1/02/013/0013; Memorial ID: 35289219.”

 

Isabella Gardner (mother of Nellie Haddon)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFR-7J2 : 11 March 2018), Elizabeth Haddon, Keppel, Grey North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 50; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13262, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,898.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-NQN : 3 August 2016), Isabella Haddon, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-TLR : 18 March 2018), Isabella Haddon, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-KVK : 8 November 2017), Isabella Haddon, 1912.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-32PM : 11 July 2016), Isabella Gardner Haddon, 1912; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26323086, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26323086: “Isabella Gardner Haddon; Birth: 25 Nov 1842, England; Death: 19 Apr 1912 (aged 69), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/1/02/013/0014; Memorial ID: 26323086.”

 

Nellie Haddon (wife of Willliam Miller Sprott)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFR-7J5 : 11 March 2018), A. Nellie Haddon, Keppel, Grey North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 50; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13262, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,898.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-6K2 : 11 March 2018), William Miller Sprott and Nellie Hadden, 09 May 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRW-7B5 : 8 November 2017), Nellie Haddon Sprott, 1949; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/23e0c663-e74e-4e95-8bc3-13ae42212d9f.

Find A Grave, Nellie Haddon Sprott, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121122203/nellie-sprott: “Nellie Haddon Sprott; Birth: 8 Jan 1877, Quebec, Canada: Death: 20 Aug 1949 (aged 72), Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown; Memorial ID: 121122203.”