Stahlschmidt, Charles Burnaby (1865-1940)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1064.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1064.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 1013.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 1013.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 35.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 35.

Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt was the assistant general manager of Robert Ward and Company, an insurance and commission merchant firm. He was also the consul for the government of Norway. He lived at 1999 Beach Avenue in 1909.

 

Family Background

Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt was born in Victoria, British Columbia on August 10, 1865. (He was often known as C.B. Stahlschmidt). His parents were Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt (1833-1888) and Harriet Nice Holmes (1831-1900).

Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt was born in England in 1833.

London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906/Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1906; Reference Number: P85/mry1/358. Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 25 Nov 1833; Baptism Place: Lambeth St Mary, Lambeth, England; Father: John Charles Stahlschmidt; Mother: Sarah Stahlschmidt; Register Type: Parish Registers.

London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906/Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1906; Reference Number: P85/mry1/358. Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 25 Nov 1833; Baptism Place: Lambeth St Mary, Lambeth, England; Father: John Charles Stahlschmidt; Mother: Sarah Stahlschmidt; Register Type: Parish Registers.

He was a merchant in Victoria in the early 1860s.

British Columbia Guide and Directory, 1863, page 78 (Victoria).

British Columbia Guide and Directory, 1863, page 78 (Victoria).

On March 26, 1863, in Victoria, he married Harriet Nice King (née Holmes), who was the widow of Edward Hammond King (1832-1861).

Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt and Harriett Nice King, marriage notice; The Gentleman's Magazine, July 1863, page 96.

Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt and Harriett Nice King, marriage notice; The Gentleman’s Magazine, July 1863, page 96.

Edward Hammond King (often known as “Captain E. H. King”) was a soldier, printer and publisher. He married Harriett in England on September 14, 1854. He died on an island in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, after a hunting accident. He was buried in Alberni, British Columbia.

Thomas and Harriett lived in Victoria until about 1876. After Thomas became the agent-general for British Columbia, they lived in London, England.

Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, Volume 5, March 5, 1878, page 31; https://books.google.com/books?id=EV07AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA31&lpg=RA1-PA31&dq=stahlschmidt#v=onepage&q=stahlschmidt&f=false.

Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, Volume 5, March 5, 1878, page 31; https://books.google.com/books?id=EV07AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA31&lpg=RA1-PA31&dq=stahlschmidt#v=onepage&q=stahlschmidt&f=false.

Thomas died in London on September 19, 1888.

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 14, 1888, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18881014uvic/18881014#page/n3/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, October 14, 1888, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18881014uvic/18881014#page/n3/mode/1up

Vancouver Daily World, October 16, 1888, page 4, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, October 16, 1888, page 4, column 1.

Harriett died in London in 1900.

 

Charles Burnaby Stahlshmidt

Charles lived in England in 1881 and 1891. He assisted his uncle, J. C. L. Stahlschmidt, in preparing a history of Surrey Bells and London Bell-Founders, which appeared in 1884.

Surrey Bells and London Bell-founders: A Contribution to the Comparative Study of Bell Inscriptions, by J. C. L. Stahlschmidt; London, Elliot Stock, 1884, page xvi [excerpt from introduction]; https://books.google.com/books?id=LiouAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR16&lpg=PR16&dq=%22charles+burnaby+stahlschmidt%22#v=onepage&q=%22charles%20burnaby%20stahlschmidt%22&f=false.

Surrey Bells and London Bell-founders: A Contribution to the Comparative Study of Bell Inscriptions, by J. C. L. Stahlschmidt; London, Elliot Stock, 1884, page xvi [excerpt from introduction]; https://books.google.com/books?id=LiouAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR16&lpg=PR16&dq=%22charles+burnaby+stahlschmidt%22#v=onepage&q=%22charles%20burnaby%20stahlschmidt%22&f=false.

By 1895, Charles was living in Victoria. He was working for Robert Ward and Company.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 457 (Victoria).

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 457 (Victoria).

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1905. He was working for Robert Ward and Company, and living at 844 West Hastings Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 439.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 439.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1905 to 1907 844 West Hastings Street
1908 103 Granville Mansions (785 Granville Street)
1909 1999 Beach Avenue
1910 to 1940 1153 Burnaby Street

He never married, and it appears that he did not have any children.

He died in Vancouver on November 24, 1940.

Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1940, page 14, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BTRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1740%2C4139712.

Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1940, page 14, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BTRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1740%2C4139712.

 

Sources

Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt (father of Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt)

Thomas Lett Stahlschimdt (1833-1888); by Jason Locke; http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/robinson/independent/stahlschmidt_t.html. “Thomas Lett Stahlschimdt was born in 1833. . . . [I]n 1863 he married the widow of the late Edward Hammond King . From her previous marriage Stahlschmidt adopted her four daughters and together they had three children of their own. Their marriage continued strong for 25 years until his death in London on September 19, 1888. His obituary appeared in the Victoria Colonist of October 14, 1888 . . ..”

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ND9P-T78 : 30 December 2014, Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt, ); citing St. Mary’s, Lambeth, Surrey, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,528.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLBQ-H3P : 30 December 2014, Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt, 25 Nov 1833); citing SAINT MARY,LAMBETH,LONDON,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0254608-0254612.

“New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9Q-FH2X : 16 April 2015), Thos L Stahlschmidt, 1872; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VSV-73X : 31 December 2014), Thomas Lett Stailand [sic], 1888; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Fulham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Harriet Nice Holmes (mother of Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt)

King Cove; http://knowbc.com/limited/Books/The-Encyclopedia-of-Raincoast-Place-Names/K/King-Cove: “King Cove (52˚18’00” 128˚24’00” W side of Cecilia I, Milbanke Sd). Named for Harriet Nice Holmes, who married Capt Edward Hammond King in England in 1854. The couple came to Victoria in 1859 with their children, but Edward, who published some of BC’s earliest newspapers, was killed in a hunting accident in 1861 (see Edward King I). Harriet then married Thomas Lett Stahlschmidt (1833–88), a merchant, in 1863 and had three more children with him.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D39-HS8 : 13 December 2014), Harriett Nice Holmes, 1854; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1854, quarter 3, vol. 3A, p. 108, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27S-123Z : 11 November 2017), Harriet N Staptschmidt, Kensington, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, Piece/Folio 30/63, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,320.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3PP9-76Z : 10 November 2017), Harriet N Stahlschmidt, Hammersmith, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J5F-C2J : 31 December 2014), Harriett N Stahlschmidt, 1900; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Fulham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Edward Hammond King (husband of Harriet Nice Holmes)

Sydney G. Pettit, “King, Edward Hammond,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 9, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 25, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/king_edward_hammond_9E.html: “King, Edward Hammond, soldier, printer, and publisher; b. 12 July 1832 at Stoke Damerel, Devonshire, England, son of Major John William King of the 21st Fusiliers and Anne Robinson; m. 14 Sept. 1854 Harriett Nice Holmes, and they had one son and two daughters; d. 7 March 1861 on an island, later named Edward King Island, in Barkley Sound off Vancouver Island, and buried at Alberni, B.C. . . . In March 1861 King, acting as a special constable for the government, investigated the wreck of the Florencia on 31 Dec. 1860. On his way back to Victoria he was obliged to take shelter in Dodger Cove in Barkley Sound. An avid hunter and fisherman, he died there on 7 March as a result of gunshot wounds in a hunting accident.”

Edward King Island; http://knowbc.com/limited/Books/The-Encyclopedia-of-Raincoast-Place-Names/E/Edward-King-Island: “Edward King Island (48˚50’00” 125˚12’00” W side of Trevor Channel, S of Diana I, Barkley Sd, W side of Vancouver I). Capt Edward Hammond King, born in Devon, England, in 1832, accidentally shot and killed himself on this island in 1861 while taking his gun out of a boat to hunt deer. He had been sent by the BC government as a special constable to take charge of the wreck of the Florencia near Ucluelet and investigate the circumstances behind its sale to Ucluelet trader Charles Stuart.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D39-XP1 : 13 December 2014), Edward Hammond King, 1854; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1854, quarter 3, vol. 3A, p. 108, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt

British Columbia Baptisms; Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16241; date of baptism: April 14, 1867; place of baptism: Victoria; father: Thomas Lett; mother: Harriet Nice; Denomination: Church of England; Church Name: Christ Church Cathedral; Other Location: Victoria; birth date; August 10, 1865; birth place: Victoria; Comments: father merchant.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q274-ZGK4 : 11 November 2017), Charles B Stahlschmeelt, South Bersted, Sussex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 47, Piece/Folio 1124/74, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,527.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QQWF-7T2 : 10 November 2017), Chas B Stahlschmidt, Kensington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1901 Canada Census, Victoria, British Columbia; Div. 5, Pages 1 to 3; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/1901vic_cen/div05/d05p01.htm: 233 Fort St: 05/01/01 Langley, William H., m, head, s, 13 Feb 1868, 33, BC, CE, Barrister-at-Law:  Rems: HOW4, p.759: William Henry Langley, b.Victoria, 13 Feb 1868, s.o.Alfred John Langley (b.Lichfield, STS, ENG) & Mary Edwin (b.Dublin, IRL), mar 3 Jan 1906 at Victoria, Gladys Annie Mona Baiss, d.o.J.S. Baiss; 05/01/02 Stahlschmidt, Charles B., m, partner, s, 10 Aug 1865, 36, BC, CE, Ins. Agent: Rems: DRI: Charles B. Stahlschmidt, d.24 Nov 1940, age 76, at Vancouver. 1900DIR: Stahlschmidt, Charles B., insurance clerk, Robert Ward & Co., Ltd., h.253 Fort; 05/01/03 Fong, Sing, m, dom, s, 24 Aug 1866, 35, CHN, to Can: 1884, Conf, Cook.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLN-X6J : 27 December 2014), C B Stahlschmidt, Sep 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4781, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKP-XRL : 8 November 2017), Charles Burnaby Stahlschmidt, 1940.