Stoess, Charles Anthony (1852-1916)

Charles A. Stoess, engineer in charge of snowshed construction in Rogers Pass for Canadian Pacific Railway, about 1885-1888; Glenbow Archives, File number: NA-4428-1; http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/t/na-4428-1.jpg.

Charles A. Stoess, engineer in charge of snowshed construction in Rogers Pass for Canadian Pacific Railway, about 1885-1888; Glenbow Archives, File number: NA-4428-1; http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/t/na-4428-1.jpg.

Charles Anthony Stoess was a civil engineer and land surveyor. He lived at 990 Gilford Street from 1906 to 1916. (This house appears to have had 1891 Nelson Street as its new address after 1911.)

(Note: the biography for Charles Anthony Stoess appears below, after the sections on his father, mother, and his father’s second family.)

 

Family Background: Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess: Merchant and Consul

Charles Anthony Stoess was born in Liverpool, England, on September 19, 1852. His father was Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess, who was a merchant and representative consul for Bavaria, Germany, and Serbia (sometimes called “Servia” at that time.)

Chevallier C. de W. Stoess, Belles, beaux and brains of the 60's, by Thomas Cooper De Leon; New York, G.W. Dillingham Company, 1909, page 70; https://archive.org/stream/bellesbeaux00delerich#page/70/mode/1up

Chevallier C. de W. Stoess, Belles, beaux and brains of the 60’s, by Thomas Cooper De Leon; New York, G.W. Dillingham Company, 1909, page 70; https://archive.org/stream/bellesbeaux00delerich#page/70/mode/1up

Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess was born about 1821 in Strasburg, Alsace. His father was Charles de Wechmar Stoess, a Strasburg physician.

By the early 1850s he was a merchant in Liverpool. For some time he was in partnership with Ernest Pictet, but this partnership ended at the end of 1855.

Gore's Directory of Liverpool & its Environs, 1853, page 564

Gore’s Directory of Liverpool & its Environs, 1853, page 564

Charles Stoess and Ernest Pictet, dissolution of partnership, London Gazette, January 1, 1856; page 18; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/21833/page/18/data.pdf.

Charles Stoess and Ernest Pictet, dissolution of partnership, London Gazette, January 1, 1856; page 18; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/21833/page/18/data.pdf.

He later carried on business under other names. He also served as a consul, or representative for several European governments.

“From the London Gazette, June 28, 1853,” The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 24811, June 29, 1853; page 6.

“From the London Gazette, June 28, 1853,” The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 24811, June 29, 1853; page 6.

In 1858 the Queen of Spain made Charles a Chevalier.

News of the Day, Daily Post (Liverpool, England), issue 973, July 24, 1858; page 4.

News of the Day, Daily Post (Liverpool, England), issue 973, July 24, 1858; page 4.

From the 1860s onward, Charles had his offices in the Queen Insurance Buildings at 11 Dale Street in Liverpool.

Consuls, Liverpool, Strakers' Annual Mercantile, Ship & Insurance Register; London, S. Straker and Sons, 1863, page 74; https://books.google.ca/books?id=E-wNAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=stoess#v=onepage&q=stoess&f=false.

Consuls, Liverpool, Strakers’ Annual Mercantile, Ship & Insurance Register; London, S. Straker and Sons, 1863, page 74; https://books.google.ca/books?id=E-wNAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=stoess#v=onepage&q=stoess&f=false.

 

In 1861, Charles dissolved another partnership, this time with Charles Fehleisen.

The London Gazette, February 1, 1861, page 410; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22476/page/410

The London Gazette, February 1, 1861, page 410; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22476/page/410

In 1873, Charles dissolved a partnership with William Charles John Eiggert.

The London Gazette, January 6, 1874, page 68; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24051/page/68

The London Gazette, January 6, 1874, page 68; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24051/page/68

In 1878, Charles went through a bankruptcy “arrangement or composition” process to deal with his creditors.

The London Gazette, April 9, 1878, page 2490, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24570/page/2490

The London Gazette, April 9, 1878, page 2490, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24570/page/2490

Charles often appeared at society functions to raise money for foreign causes.

“Local Intelligence,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Issue 4582, October 17, 1862, page 7.

“Local Intelligence,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Issue 4582, October 17, 1862, page 7.

He sometimes took an officious approach to matters of business. For example, in 1852 a glass and earthenware dealer successfully sued Charles for failing to pay for articles that the dealer had supplied.

“County Court,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), November 12, 1852, page 3.

“County Court,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), November 12, 1852, page 3.

In 1865, Charles was in court for failing to pay a cab-driver. The court ruled in favour of the cab-driver.

“Liverpool News,” Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Issue 8072, November 20, 1865; page 4.

“Liverpool News,” Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Issue 8072, November 20, 1865; page 4.

 

Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess’s First Marriage: Annette Troutbeck

In the fall of 1851, Charles married Annette Troutbeck. She was born about 1826 in Liverpool.

Annette died in Liverpool on September 22, 1852, only a few days after giving birth to her son, Charles Anthony Stoess.

Annette Stoess, death notice, Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Issue 2435, September 24, 1852, page 6

Annette Stoess, death notice, Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Issue 2435, September 24, 1852, page 6

Annette was buried in St Thomas and the Holy Rood in the Parish of Melling.

St. Thomas and the Holy Rood. Melling; http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/24466375.jpg [Panoramio photo by David Humphreys].

St. Thomas and the Holy Rood. Melling; http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/24466375.jpg [Panoramio photo by David Humphreys].

Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess’s Second Marriage: Margaret Graham Howell

On April 23, 1870, in London, Charles married Margaret (“Maggie”) Graham Howell.

Charles de Wechmar Stoess and Margaret Graham Howell, marriage notice, The Sheffield Daily Telegraph (Sheffield, England), issue 4654, May 4, 1870, page 3.

Charles de Wechmar Stoess and Margaret Graham Howell, marriage notice, The Sheffield Daily Telegraph (Sheffield, England), issue 4654, May 4, 1870, page 3.

 

Margaret de Wechmar Stoess; Belles, beaux and brains of the 60's, by Thomas Cooper De Leon; New York, G.W. Dillingham Company, 1909, page 68; https://archive.org/stream/bellesbeaux00delerich#page/68/mode/1up

Margaret de Wechmar Stoess; Belles, beaux and brains of the 60’s, by Thomas Cooper De Leon; New York, G.W. Dillingham Company, 1909, page 68; https://archive.org/stream/bellesbeaux00delerich#page/68/mode/1up

Margaret was born in Natchez, Mississippi, about 1842. Her parents were William Burr Howell and Margaret Louisa Kempe.

Margaret’s sister, Varina Banks Howell (1826-1906), was the second wife of Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889), the president of the Confederate States of America during the American civil war. Margaret had apparently lived for some time in the White House of the Confederacy during the civil war.

 

Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess: Later Life

Charles and Margaret were well-known members of Liverpool society in the 1870s and 1880s.

“Mrs. Edward Saker's Reception,” The Era (London, England), issue 2434, May 16, 1885, page 8 [first portion of guest list].

“Mrs. Edward Saker’s Reception,” The Era (London, England), issue 2434, May 16, 1885, page 8 [first portion of guest list].

Charles died at his home, near Liverpool, on April1, 1891.

“Local and General,” Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Issue 16532, April 2, 1891, page 5.

“Local and General,” Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Issue 16532, April 2, 1891, page 5.

He was buried at St Thomas and the Holy Rood in the Parish of Melling, alongside his first wife, Annette.

“The Late Chevalier Stoess,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), issue 13493, April 6, 1891, page 6.

“The Late Chevalier Stoess,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), issue 13493, April 6, 1891, page 6.

Charles and Margaret had two children: Christine (born in 1872) and Philip (born on June 27, 1873).

Charles appears to have left almost no estate for his survivors.

 

Margaret’s Life as a Widow: Travels with Daughter Christine

Margaret seems to have remained in England for some time after Charles died.

About 1897, she and her daughter, Christine, travelled to North America. In 1900, they were in Spokane, Washington. Christine was a violin teacher.

In 1901, Christine was in Victoria, British Columbia, where she was accepting violin students.

Classified Advertisements, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 1, 1901, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19010901uvic/19010901#page/n6/mode/1up

Classified Advertisements, Victoria Daily Colonist, September 1, 1901, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19010901uvic/19010901#page/n6/mode/1up

In 1903, Christine performed at a concert in Victoria.

“Grand Entertainment,” Victoria Daily Colonist, February 1, 1903, page 2; [selected portions]; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19030201uvic/19030201#page/n1/mode/1up

“Grand Entertainment,” Victoria Daily Colonist, February 1, 1903, page 2; [selected portions]; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19030201uvic/19030201#page/n1/mode/1up

In 1908, Margaret and Christine spent the summer on Vancouver Island, before returning to their home in Seattle, Washington.

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 3, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080503uvic/19080503#page/n10/mode/1up

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 3, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080503uvic/19080503#page/n10/mode/1up

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, July 5, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080705uvic/19080705#page/n10/mode/1up

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, July 5, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080705uvic/19080705#page/n10/mode/1up

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, November 1, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19081101uvic/19081101#page/n10/mode/1up

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, November 1, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19081101uvic/19081101#page/n10/mode/1up

In 1910 and 1920, Margaret and Christine were living in Long Beach, California.

Margaret died in Los Angeles County, California, on August 27, 1930. She was buried in Compton, California.

Christine died in Los Angeles County on August 9, 1935.

 

Philip Carl Stoess

Charles William Peter de Wechmar Stoess and Margaret Graham Howell had a son named Philip Carl Stoess. He was born in Lancashire, England, on June 27, 1873.

In 1891, he sailed to New York City, on his way to British Columbia.

By 1914, he was married to Katherine Lucas, who was born in Indiana about 1875. On June 22, 1914, they had a still-born son.

In 1917 and 1920, Philip and Katherine were in Seattle, Washington. Philip was working as a mining engineer.

By 1930, Philip and Katherine were divorced. Philip was living in a rooming house in Seattle.

Philip appears to have died in Seattle on February 3, 1942.

(Note: John Stewart’s book on Jefferson Davis refers to another mysterious person, also known as Philip Stoess, who died in Seattle, also on February 3, 1942. According to Joan E. Cashin, First Lady of the Confederacy, Harvard University Press, 2009, this other person was Margaret Graham Howell’s illegitimate child, born in 1866 in Montreal, Quebec. See Jefferson Davis’s Flight from Richmond: The Calm Morning, Lee’s Telegrams, 2015; unpaged: https://books.google.ca/books?id=n1GfBgAAQBAJ&pg=PT221&lpg=PT221&dq=%22philip%22#v=onepage&q=%22philip%22&f=false.)

 

Charles Anthony Stoess

Charles Anthony Stoess was born in Liverpool on September 9, 1852. In 1861 he was living with his father in Liverpool.

He went to Sandbach Grammar School in Sandbach, Cheshire, and he also apparently studied in Heidelberg, Germany.

 

Travel to Australia

By 1879, Charles was in Australia.

General News, The Australasian (Melbourne, Victoria), June 7, 1879, page 22, [selected portions of image]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143008044.

General News, The Australasian (Melbourne, Victoria), June 7, 1879, page 22, [selected portions of image]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143008044.

In 1882, he was a draftsman in the railway section of the New South Wales Secretary for Public Works.

New South Wales Blue Book, 1882; Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1883, page 106 (selected portions of image); https://books.google.ca/books?id=GjJQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=%22stoess%22#v=onepage&q=%22stoess%22&f=false

New South Wales Blue Book, 1882; Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1883, page 106 (selected portions of image); https://books.google.ca/books?id=GjJQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=%22stoess%22#v=onepage&q=%22stoess%22&f=false

 

Surveying and Engineering Career in British Columbia

By 1885 Charles was in British Columbia, as one of the engineers who were building the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Canadian Pacific Railway engineers’ camp near Summit, Rogers Pass, British Columbia, 1885. Glenbow Archives, File number: NA-4428-9, 1885. C.A. Stoess, second from right.

Canadian Pacific Railway engineers’ camp near Summit, Rogers Pass, British Columbia, 1885. Glenbow Archives, File number: NA-4428-9, 1885. C.A. Stoess, second from right.

In 1885, he wrote a paper on building a railway bridge over the Columbia River.

 

Marriage and Family

In 1889, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Charles married Henrietta Cecil Johnston. She was born in Sherbrooke on April 23, 1866. Her father was Captain Weir Johnston. Her mother was Margaret Wray.

By 1891, Charles and Henrietta were living in New Westminster, British Columbia. In 1892, Charles appeared in the New Westminster directory. He was a civil engineer and surveyor.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, part 1, page 970 (New Westminster)

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, part 1, page 970 (New Westminster)

About 1892, Charles and Henrietta built a house at 114 First Street in New Westminster.

114 First Street, New Westminster; [between 1911 and 1935]; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/879_web.jpg.

114 First Street, New Westminster; [between 1911 and 1935]; http://www.nwheritage.org/database/images/879_web.jpg.

Work in the 1890s and 1900s

While he was in New Westminster, Charles designed flood gates and drainage ditches. He was involved with the development of the New Westminster water system and the routing of the local tramway in New Westminster.

In 1894 Charles was working on a project to reclaim land for cultivation in the Sumas area of British Columbia.

Chilliwack Progress, January 25, 1894, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43088666/ [first part of article].

Chilliwack Progress, January 25, 1894, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43088666/ [first part of article].

In 1899 Charles was in Cascade, British Columbia, locating lime and clay deposits for a smelter in nearby Trail.

Cascade Record, Cascade, B.C., January 14, 1899, page 7; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067575#p6z-2r0f:

Cascade Record, Cascade, B.C., January 14, 1899, page 7; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067575#p6z-2r0f:

For a time in the early 1900s, Charles ran the land office in Upper Keremeos, British Columbia,

 

Life in Vancouver

Charles first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1904 (as “C.E. Stoess.”).

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904; page 872

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904; page 872

In 1904, Charles built a house at the northeast corner of Gilford Street and Nelson Street. It was on District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 34.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Stoess, C. A.
Architect: Honeyman & Curtis
Builder: Sherbourne, F. T.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 34
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-04-22
Street Number:
Street Name: Gilford Street & Nelson Street
Value: $2,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8306-8307-32

Vancouver Building Permits, Heritage Vancouver Society; http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/ [searched October 6, 2016].

It appears that the house address was originally 990 Gilford Street, and that about 1911 it became 1891 Nelson Street.

District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 34; Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park [detail]

District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 34; Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park [detail]

Charles appeared the following addresses in the Vancouver directories.

1905 1890 Nelson Street under names; 1891 Nelson Street is vacant under streets
1906 and 1907 Nelson Street, N.E. corner of Gilford Street; no number Gilford Street under streets
1908 to 1910 990 Gilford Street
1911 to 1916 1891 Nelson Street

In 1909, Charles was working on an irrigation scheme near Keremeos, British Columbia.

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 15, 1909, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19090515uvic/19090515#page/n10/mode/1up

“Social and Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 15, 1909, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19090515uvic/19090515#page/n10/mode/1up

In July 1910, Charles travelled from Vancouver to Kelowna, British Columbia, to spend the summer working on an irrigation scheme near Kelowna.

Promoters, Planters, and Pioneers: The Course and Context of Belgian Settlement in Western Canada, by Cornelius J. Jaenen; Calgary, University of Calgary Press, 2011, page 180; http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/48650/14/UofCPress_PromotersPlantersPioneers_2011_Chapter06.pdf.

Promoters, Planters, and Pioneers: The Course and Context of Belgian Settlement in Western Canada, by Cornelius J. Jaenen; Calgary, University of Calgary Press, 2011, page 180; http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/48650/14/UofCPress_PromotersPlantersPioneers_2011_Chapter06.pdf.

Charles died in Vancouver on July 14, 1916. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

The Contract Record and Engineering Review, August 2, 1916, pages 767-768; http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/2/8/engineeringcontr302torouoft/engineeringcontr302torouoft.pdf

The Contract Record and Engineering Review, August 2, 1916, pages 767-768; http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/2/8/engineeringcontr302torouoft/engineeringcontr302torouoft.pdf

 

Henrietta’s Later Life

On October 11, 1917, in Vancouver, Henrietta married Lt.-Col. Harold St. John Montizambert, who . served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Harold was born in Quebec City, Quebec, on June 23, 1870. His father was Dr. Frederick Montizambert (1843-1929), who was the developer of Canadian quarantine stations, and Canada’s first Director General of Public Health (1866-1920). Harold’s mother was Mary Jane Walker (1840-1921).

Henrietta and Harold continued to live in Vancouver until the late 1950s.

Henrietta died in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Janaury 24, 1957. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Harold served as the president of the Last Post Fund. This fund ensures a dignified funeral, burial and headstone for eligible war veterans.

Harold died in Vancouver on July 30, 1960. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Charles Anthony Stoess and Henrietta Cecil Johnston had one son.

 

Charles Wilfrid Stoess (“Bill”)

Charles Wilfrid Stoess was born in Vanovuer on October 4, 1890.

In 1901 he was a student in Vancouver. He was an active sports enthusiast.

In 1911 he was living with his parents. By 1913 he was a clerk with the Norton-Griffiths Compan y.

In 1916 he was a member of the Royal Naval Motorboat Patrol.

On March 27, 1920, in Vancouver, Bill married Bina Margaret Mary Taylor. She was born on October 8, 1894 in Edmonton, which was then in the Northwest Territories. Her father was Sidney Stockton Taylor (1865-1942), who was a lawyer. Bina’s mother was Vesta Kate Jane Ross (1870-1954).

Bill died in Vancouver on January 22, 1934. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Bina died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 31, 1973.

 

Bill and Bina had the following children.

 

Charles Taylor Stoess

Charles Taylor Stoess (often called “Taylor”) was born in Vancouver on February 2, 1921.

He became a chartered accountant. During the Second World War he served overseas with the Transport Command in India and in the Western theatre.

On Janury 26, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Taylor married Gwendolyn Mary Thorpe. She was born on May 31, 1917. Her father was George William Thorpe. Her mother was Mary Alice Barker. Gwendolyn had gone to the University of Toronto, and had served overseas with the Red Cross.

Taylor died on September 4, 1990, while he was in his sailboat, west of the University of British Columbia. (Latitude:N 49° 14′; Longitude:W 123° 26′).

Gwendolyn died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 18, 2006.

 

Mary Joy St. John Stoess

Mary Joy St. John Stoess was born in Vancouver in 1928.

On May 18, 1955, she married William James Gordon McFarlane, who was a doctor. He was born in 1929. His father was William McFarlane (1882-1973), who was a pharmacist. His mother was Constance Balderston (1890-1967).

William and Mary were in Port Arthur, Ontario, in 1957, and in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1973.

In 1990, Mary was living on Mayne Island, British Columbia.

 

Sources

Charles de Wechmar Stoess (father of Charles Anthony Stoess)

Charles De Wechmar-Stoess, http://arlisherring.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I105757&tree=Herring&PHPSESSID=c851372ded3de7ee2045b74aab3c5bdd.

Charles William de Wechmar Stoess, My Ancestors: Harris, Williams, Betts, Sappington, Mullican, Wiley, Stout & Crocker & other families; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=catherineburr357&id=I16422.

Jefferson Davis’s Flight from Richmond: The Calm Morning, Lee’s Telegrams, the Evacuation, the Train, the Passengers, the Trip, the Arrival in Danville and the Historians’ Frauds, by John Stewart; Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015,

“England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FB2W-D41 : 8 December 2014), Charles Stoess, 14 Oct 1851; citing St. Philip, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, item 2 p 271, Cheshire Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,885,410.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQS-QB5 : 13 December 2014), Charles Stoess, 1851; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1851, quarter 4, vol. 20, p. 357, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M75R-1TF : 6 April 2016), Charles Stoess, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D2F-9BK : 13 December 2014), Charles De Wechman Stoess, 1870; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1870, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 1014, Hampstead, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXM-DNJ : 24 July 2015), Charles Stoess, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JN7-2XC : 31 December 2014), Charles W P De W Stoess, 1891; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, West Derby, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Sudden Death of Chevalier Stoess,” Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), issue 13490, April 2, 1891; page 6

 

Annette Troutbeck (mother of Charles Anthony Stoess)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3PX-XRS : 30 December 2014), Annette Troutbeck, 19 Oct 1826; citing Liverpool, Lancashire, England, reference item 1; FHL microfilm 1,068,942.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQSJ-QQS : 30 December 2014), Annette Troutbeck, 19 Oct 1826; citing Liverpool, Lancashire, England, reference item 8 p 25; FHL microfilm 1,545,901.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW9H-78B : 6 December 2014), Annette Troutbeck, 19 Oct 1826; citing Liverpool, Lancashire, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1068942 IT 1.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQG4-Q93 : 30 October 2015), Ann Troutbeck in household of Anthony Troutbeck, Childwall, Lancashire, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGLQ-J5V : 24 July 2016), Anne Troutbeck in household of Alfred Troutbeck, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; citing Liverpool, Lancashire, England, p. 12, 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.

“England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FB2W-D41 : 8 December 2014), Charles Stoess, 14 Oct 1851; citing St. Philip, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, item 2 p 271, Cheshire Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,885,410.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQS-Z7Z : 13 December 2014), Annette Troutbeck, 1851; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1851, quarter 4, vol. 20, p. 357, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NFT-T58 : 31 December 2014), Annette Stoess, 1852; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Burials at St Thomas and the Holy Rood in the Parish of Melling; Burials recorded in the Register for the years 1836 – 1861: Burial: 25 Sep 1852 St Thomas, Melling, Lancashire, England; Annette Stoess; Age: 26 years; Abode: Faulkner Terrace, Liverpool; Buried by: J.K.Glazebrook; Register: Burials 1836 – 1861, Page 68, Entry 542; Source: LDS Film 1849660; http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Liverpool/Melling/stthomas/burials_1836-1861.html,

St Thomas, Melling [also known as St Thomas and the Holy Rood]; http://www.st-thomas-melling.org/.

 

Margaret Graham Howell (wife of Charles Stoess)

Margaret Graham Howell, http://arlisherring.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I105756&tree=Herring&PHPSESSID=c851372ded3de7ee2045b74aab3c5bdd

Margaret Graham Howell, My Ancestors: Harris, Williams, Betts, Sappington, Mullican, Wiley, Stout & Crocker & other families; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=catherineburr357&id=I16412

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D26-2F1 : 13 December 2014), Margaret Graham Howell, 1870; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1870, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 1014, Hampstead, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXM-DNV : 24 July 2015), Margaret Stoess in entry for Charles Stoess, 1871.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPY-552 : 22 January 2015), Margaret Wechmar Stoess in household of Elizabeth A Young, Douglas Precinct Spokane city Ward 4, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 67, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,751.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLW-M9P : 29 October 2015), Margaret G D Wechmae Stoess, Long Beach Ward 1, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 38, sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,098.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQZ-6V3 : 14 December 2015), Margaret De W Stoess, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 17A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,104.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-NBC9 : 5 June 2015), Margaret G Stoess, 27 Aug 1930; citing 42744, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-NBLR : 5 June 2015), Margaret G Stoess, 27 Aug 1930; citing 42744, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

Historic Cemeteries of Long Beach, By Gerrie Schipske; Charleston, South Carolina, Arcadia Publishing, 2016; unpaged online; https://books.google.ca/books?id=I73rDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT207&lpg=PT207&dq=long+beach+stoess&source=bl&ots=r8OQGeTR3h&sig=OpeHHaGI_a3_ExeSkpO3zh0RBPg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjyhYjWocTPAhVJ_WMKHTv-BtkQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=long%20beach%20stoess&f=false.: “Although Margaret Graham Howell Davis Stoess is buried in nearby Compton, the sister in law of Confederate president Jefferson Davis died in Long Beach on August 17, 1930.”

 

Varina Howell (sister of Margaret Graham Howell)

Jefferson Davis, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis

Jefferson Davis, American, by William J. Cooper, New York; Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2000. Refers to Margaret “Maggie” Howell Stoess (sister-in-law of Jefferson Davis), at pages 240, 394, 462, 562, 573, 584, 595, 612, 613, 615, 635, 637, 645, 654, 656.

Jefferson Davis’s Imprisonment; Encyclopedia Virginia; http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/jefferson_davis_s_imprisonment#start_entry.

Jefferson Davis, letter to Col. Walter Taylor, March 3, 1877, Lee Family Digital Archive, http://leefamilyarchive.org/9-family-papers/646-jefferson-davis-to-walter-h-taylor-1877-march-3

Mississippi City P.O., Harrison County, Missi, 3rd March 1877:

Col. Walter Taylor,

My dear Sir,

My sister in law, who you may recollect as Miss Margaret Howell, is desirous to have some of the remembered Norfolk oysters and Smithfield bacon hams, will you get a barrel of each and ship them to her Husband, Chev[alier]. C. de W. Stoess,[ 1. Charles William de Wechmar Stoess] German Vice Counsel, 11 Dale Street Liverpool, England.

As I have no idea of the cost, I must ask you to send the bill to me and I will remit to you a check for the amount.

With kindest remembrance and best wishes

I am ever truly your friend

Jefferson Davis

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.419

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 20

 

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4GC-2W3 : 11 August 2016), Jefferson Davis, Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district ED 139, sheet 349A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0648; FHL microfilm 1,254,648.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-1QQY : 13 December 2015), Jefferson Finis Davis, 1889; Burial, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States of America, Metairie Cemetery; citing record ID 4504, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4504.

Varina Davis, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varina_Davis:

“Varina Banks Howell was born in 1826 at Natchez, Mississippi, the daughter of William Burr Howell and Margaret Louisa Kempe. Her father was from a distinguished family in New Jersey: his father Richard Howell served several terms as Governor of New Jersey and died when William was a boy. William inherited little money and used family connections to become a clerk in the Bank of the United States.

William Howell relocated to Mississippi, when new cotton plantations were being rapidly developed. There he met and married Margaret Louisa Kempe (1806–1867), born in Prince William County, Virginia. Her wealthy planter family had moved to Mississippi before 1816.[1] She was the daughter of Colonel Joseph Kempe (sometimes spelled Kemp), a Scots-Irish immigrant from northern Ireland who became a planter and major landowner, and Margaret Graham, born in Prince William County. Margaret Graham was considered illegitimate as her parents, George Graham, a Scots immigrant, and Susanna McAllister (1783–1816) of Virginia, never officially married. . . .

Varina Howell Davis died at age 80 of double pneumonia in her room at the Hotel Majestic (New York) on October 16, 1906.”

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4GC-2WQ : 11 August 2016), Varina Davis in household of Jefferson Davis, Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district ED 139, sheet 349A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0648; FHL microfilm 1,254,648.

“New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2717-W32 : 20 March 2015), Varina Howell Davis, 16 Oct 1906; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,323,132.

 

Charles Anthony Stoess

Glenbow Archives; Fonds glen-2619 – Charles A. Stoess fonds; http://edit.albertaonrecord.ca/charles-stoess-fonds: “Charles Anthony Stoess, 1853-1916, was born in Liverpool, England and educated in London and Heidelberg. He worked in bridge and snowshed construction for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He married Cecile Johnson and they had one child. He lived in various towns in the British Columbia interior.”

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFVK-X3T : 30 December 2014), Charles Anthony Stoess, 16 Oct 1852; citing Liverpool, Lancashire, England, reference item 8 p 158; FHL microfilm 1,545,901.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M75R-1TN : 6 April 2016), Charles Anthony Stoess in household of Charles Stoess, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG78-DM3 : 24 December 2014), Charles Anthony Stöss, 10 Apr 1861; citing Sandbach Grammar School, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,894,894.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXM-DNK : 24 July 2015), Charles Stoess in entry for Charles Stoess, 1871.

General News, The Australasian (Melbourne, Victoria), June 7, 1879, page 22, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143008044. [“The Orient steamer Aconcagua arrived at 11 o’clock this morning. The following are the first saloon passengers. . . . Mr. C.A. Stoess.”]. (selected portions of image)

When the Steel Went Through: Mountain Division C.P.R., 1885; By P. Turner Bone, C.E.,  Toronto, Macmillan Company, 1947; http://www.electricscotland.com/history/canada/steel10.htm: “I was the sole Scot. Foster was a Canadian; Hill an American. The toasts to India and Australia were each responded to by an Englishman; India by Stuart, who was born there; Australia by Stoess, who had been engaged in engineering there before coming to Canada. . . . Stoess had charge of the bridge over Surprise Creek and Swan the one over Stoney Creek, some 300 feet high — the highest of all.”

Henrietta-Cecil Johnston; marriage to Charles Anthony Stoess, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 1889; http://www.mesaieux.com/Genealogie/Henrietta-Cecil_Johnston/0

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-C3J : 13 November 2014), Charles Stoess, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092.

Transactions of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 6, Part 1, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers., 1892, following page 97; https://books.google.ca/books?id=if3NAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=%22charles+anthony+stoess%22&source=bl&ots=PP__yXVVYS&sig=H4x8DSOtU8WspnM4tapznWx4Nj8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjM7bL_08HPAhVO7GMKHQMfAkwQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22charles%20anthony%20stoess%22&f=false: “The following were transferred from the class of Associate Members to that of Members: . . . Charles Anthony Stoess.”

City of New Westminster, Report on Street Naming Process, October 25, 2010: “Names Specific to Queensborough, page 8; (includes note on Charles Anthony Stoess) https://www.newwestcity.ca/council_minutes/1025_10/CWDS%20street%20naming.pdf.

“Provincial Surveyors,” Victoria Daily Colonist, January 18, 1895, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18950118uvic/18950118#page/n6/mode/1up.

Charter, Supplemental Charters, By-Laws and Regulations, List of Associate Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1895, page 158; https://archive.org/stream/chartersupplemen1895inst#page/158/mode/1up: “+1878 Feb. 5. *Stoess, Charles Anthony . New Westminster, British Columbia. [+ means published a paper in the minutes of proceedings; * means a former student]”

BC Directory, 1897-98, pages 15-16: Official List of Authorized Provincial Land Surveyors for British Columbia; http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/37131055372700d.pdf: “Stoess Chas A. Kaslo”

“Provincial Surveyors,” Victoria Daily Colonist, December 10, 1897, page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18971210uvic/18971210#page/n2/mode/1up.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – St, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votest.htm: Stoess, Charles Anthony, Kaslo, Civil engineer, KWS; Stoess, Charles Anthony, W. side 143th St, bet Royal Ave & Park Row, Civil Engineer, NWC

Cumulative Nominal Roll of Professional Land Surveyors of the Province of British Columbia; http://www.abcls.ca/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/Nominal_Roll_2012-01-24.pdf: page 3: Stoess, Charles Anthony, 3-16. 8-25, 02, 3; [Annotations for the LS Group: (if known) following each name. 3. Year of decease; 4. Biography or obituary in BCLS Annual Report for year indicated; 8. Biography or obituary in The Link magazine – volume, year and number.]

Penticton Museum and Archives, C.A. Stoess fonds, 1907-1909 (Creation), http://www.memorybc.ca/c-stoess-fonds: “C.A. Stoess was a civil engineer who ran the land office in Upper Keremeos around 1900.” Scope and content: The fonds consists of business correspondence regarding land transactions in the District of Yale.

Society, Vancouver Province, July 4, 1910, page 10: “Mr. C.A. Stoess left this morning for Kelowna, where he will spend the summer.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPDH : 2 March 2015), Charles Anthony Sloess, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63732&highlight=30&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+Anthony+Stoess.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-P4V : 30 September 2015), Chas Anthony Stoess, 1916.

Charles A. Stoess, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 15, 1916, page 24: “The death occurred yesterday at 1891 Nelson street, of Mr. Charles A. Stoess, a pioneer civil engineer and surveyor, who worked across the continent with the C.P.R. during construction days, and who carried out many notable engineering schemes such as the Kelowna irrigation project. He was a native of England, but came to Canada twenty-seven years ago. He is survived by a widow and one son, Sub-Lieutenant Wilfrid Stoess, who left here two weeks ago with the Royal Naval Motorboat Patrol.”

Charles A. Stoess, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 14, 1916, page 15: “Stoess—The death occurred on the 14th inst., at the family residence, 1891 Nelson street, of Charles A. Stoess, eldest son of the late C. D. W. Stoess of Liverpool, England. He leaves to mourn his loss Mrs. Stoess and one son, Charles Wilfred, who recently joined the motorboat patrol and left for active service last week. Funeral announcement will be made later.”

Charles A. Stoess, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 15, 1916, page 21: “Stoess—The death occurred on July 14, at the family residence, 1891 Nelson street, of Charles A. Stoess, eldest son of the late C. D. W. Stoess of Liverpool, England. He leaves to mourn his loss Mrs. Stoess and one son, Charles Wilfred, who recently joined the motorboat patrol and left for active service last week. The funeral will be take place from the above residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Archdeacon Heathcote will officiate.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7KY5 : 13 September 2016), Charles Anthony Stoess, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26287202, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26287202.

High Prairie’s Stoess Street mystery, September 29, 2016; http://southpeacenews.com/high-prairies-stoess-street-mystery/: [Refers to Stoess Street in High Prairie and to C.A. Stoess, and wonders if they are connected.]

 

Weir Johnston (father of Henrietta Cecile Johnston)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNR-H6P : 18 November 2014), Weir Johnston, South Ward – East Ward, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13199, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,835.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5L-ZL4 : 13 November 2014), Weir Johnston, East Ward, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148223.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBZ-JHGN : 19 March 2015), Weir Johnston, 1911; citing Census, Sherbrooke Sub-Districts 9-14, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,571.

 

Margaret Wray (mother of Henrietta Cecile Johnston)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBZ-JHGJ : 19 March 2015), Margeritte Johnston in entry for Weir Johnston, 1911; citing Census, Sherbrooke Sub-Districts 9-14, Quebec, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,571.

 

Henrietta Cecile Johnston (wife of Charles Anthony Stoess)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42P-CZ9 : 13 November 2014), Henrietta Johnston, Melbourne, Richmond, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 83, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10086, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,229,048.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNR-H6Y : 18 November 2014), Henrietta Johnston in household of Weir Johnston, South Ward – East Ward, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13199, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,835.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-JCR : 13 November 2014), H. Cecile Stoess in household of Hector Mackerker, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59783&highlight=29&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+H.+Cecile+Stoess (sister in law: living with Charles Nelson)

Society, Vancouver Province, November 2, 1908, page 9: “Mrs. Stoess entertained at two tables of bridge on Saturday evening.”

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, January 23, 1909, page 8: “Mrs. Stoess gave a very enjoyable tea on Thursday afternoon in her pretty home in Gilford street.” [includes list of guests].

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 2, 1910, page 5: “Mrs. Stoess left yesterday for the East, to visit her old home in Sherbrooke, Quebec, her trip having been occasioned by the illness of her father, Captain Johnston, formerly of the East Indian service. She will also visit her sister, Mrs. Robertson, in Lennoxville, and will be away for a month or two.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPDC : 2 March 2015), Cecil Sloess in entry for Charles Anthony Sloess, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63732&highlight=31&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Cecile+Stoess

Society, Vancouver Province, September 2, 1910, page 5: “Mrs. Stoess left yesterday for the East, to visit her old home in Sherbrooke, Quebec, her trap having been occasioned by the illness of her father, Captain Johnston, formerly of the east Indian service. She will also visit her sister, Mrs. Robertson, in Lennoxville, and will be away for a month or so.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-9VX : 21 January 2016), Harold St John Montizambert and Henrietta Cecil Stoess, 11 Oct 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,708.

Social and Personal, Col. H. St. J. Montizambert and Mrs. Stoess, Vancouver Province, October 11, 1917, page 8: “Christ Church was the scene of an interesting wedding early this afternoon when Mrs. Stoess, daughter of the late Capt. Johnston of Sherbrooke, Quebec, was married to Lieut. Col. Montizambert. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Principal Vance. The bride . . . was given away by Major R. Tupper. . . . Miss Bina Taylor was the maid of honor. . . . Brigadier-General Leckie was best man. Col. And Mrs. Montizambert left on the 4 o’clock train for the South and on their return will take up their residence in Hampton Court.”

Social Personal Club Charities, Col. H. St. J. Montizambert and Mrs. Stoess, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, October 12, 1917, page 3 [similar to Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, October 11, 1917, page 8, above.]

Society, Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1918, page 4: “Mrs. H. St. J. Montizambert entertained at a delightful luncheon at the Jericho Country club yesterday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Beckett, of Ottawa.” [includes list of guests.]

“Shaughnessy Heights Sale,” Vancouver Province, April 4, 1936, page 23 [By favor of instructions from Mrs. H. St. J. Montizambert. Location: 1384 Connaught Drive, Shaughnessy Heights, 1 block east of Granville St.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL57-38D : 30 September 2015), Henrietta Cecil Montizambert, 1957.

Henrietta Cecilia Montizambert, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 25, 1957, page 31; Vancouver Sun, January 25, 1957, page 32; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3D5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1IkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1241%2C4236374: “Montizambert—Passed away Jan. 24, 1957, in hospital, Mrs. Henrietta Cecilia Montizambert of 515 5th Ave., New Westminster, aged 90 years. Survived by her loving husband, Col. H. St. J. Montizambert; daughter-in-law, Mrs. C.W. Stoess, Van.; 2 grandchildren, C.P. Stoess, Toronto, and Mrs. W.J.G. McFarlane, Port Arthur; a sister, Mrs. Edna Robertson, Montreal. Funeral service Mon. Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. F.A. Ramsey officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.”

Find a Grave, Harriet Cecil Johnston Montizambert; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=167401221.

 

Frederick Montizembert (father of Harold St John Montizambert)

Frederick Montizambert, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Montizambert

André Sévigny, “Montizambert, Frederick,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed October 6, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/montizambert_frederick_15E.html.

Dr Frederick Montizambert, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112296392

 

Mary Walker (mother of Harold St John Montizambert)

Mary Jane Walker Montizambert, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112296475

 

Harold St John Montizambert (husband of Henrietta Cecil Johnston)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJD-GY8 : 18 November 2014), Harold Montizambert in household of Fred Montizambert, St-Louis Ward, Québec (City), Quebec, Canada; citing p. 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13211, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,847.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MY35 : 2 March 2015), Harold St John Montizambert in entry for Thomas M Mckay, 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: Montizambert, Harold St John; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 23/06/1871; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6306 – 34; Item Number: 174848; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=174848.

Lieutenant Harold St. John Montizambert , Died: July 30, 1960; http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=162420

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-9VJ : 21 January 2016), Harold St John Montizambert and Henrietta Cecil Stoess, 11 Oct 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11380, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,708.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR1-LM2 : 30 September 2015), Harold St John Montizambert, 1960.

Harold St. John Montizambert, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 1, 1960, page 25; Vancouver Sun, August 1, 1960, page 19: “Montizambert—Passed away July 30, 1960, Lt. Col. Harold St. John Montizambert. Survived by 2 sisters, Miss Tudor Montizambert and Miss E. Montizambert, both of Ottawa. Funeral service Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. Canon F. A. Ramsey C.D. officiating. Interment Mountain View cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QTCG : 13 December 2015), Harold St John Montizambert, 1960; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26308613, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26308613.

 

Charles Wilfred Stoess (son of Charles Anthony Stoess)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-NYY : 12 December 2014), Charles Wilfred Stoess, 04 Oct 1890; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

British Columbia Baptisms; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16234; Date: December 25, 1890; Place: New Westminster; Person: Charles Wilfred Stoess; Person’s Father: Charles Anthony; Person’s Mother: Henrietta Cecil; Denomination: Church Of England; Church Name: Holy Trinity Cathedral; Other Location: New Westminster; Birth Date October 4, 1890.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P43 : 13 November 2014), Wilford Stoess in household of Arkerbal Gompertz, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59785&highlight=47&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Wilford+Stoess

Society, Vancouver Province, September 13, 1910, page 5: “Mr. Wilfrid Stoess has hurt his knee in playing football and will be laid up for several days.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPDZ : 2 March 2015), Wilfred Sloess in entry for Charles Anthony Sloess, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63732&highlight=32&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Wilfred+Stoess.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-8KM : 21 January 2016), Charles Wilfred Stoess and Bina Margaret Mary Taylor, 27 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“Miss Bina Taylor Bride of Sailor; St. Paul’s Church Scene of Notable Wedding This Afternoon,” Vancouver Province, March 27, 1920, page 11:

“A wedding which united two well-known Vancouver families and which presented a lovely scene was that solemnized in St. Paul’s Church this afternoon when Miss Bina Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Taylor, Comox street, became the bride of Lieut. C.W. Stoess, R.N.V.R., son of Mrs. H. St. J. Montizambert. The wedding was of a naval character and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Harold King. The bride . . . was attended by her sisters, the Misses Lottie and Eileen Taylor and Miss Mary Ross. . . . Lieut. Howard Gibbons, R.N.V.R. of North Vancouver, was the groomsman. . . . Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. Douglas MacLean and Mrs. H.W. Ross of Edmonton. Early in the evening, Lieut. and Mrs. Stoess left for the Okanagan, where they will spend their honeymoon . . . Upon their return they will reside in Vancouver.”

Charles Wilfrid Stoess and Bina Margaret Taylor, wedding description, Vancouver Sun, March 28, 1920, page 13 [similar to “Miss Bina Taylor Bride of Sailor; St. Paul’s Church Scene of Notable Wedding This Afternoon,” Vancouver Province, March 27, 1920, page 11, above.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-D5G : 30 September 2015), Charles Wilfred Stoess, 34.

“Wilfred Stoess is Laid at Rest; Business and Sporting Circles Pay Tribute at Funeral,” Vancouver Province, January 25, 1934, page 2: “Undaunted by inclement weather, Vancouver’s sporting fraternity turned out in full force this afternoon to pay a final tribute to C. Wilfred “Bill” Stoess, for many years one of this city’s most prominent rugby enthusiasts. . . . The deceased was the son of the late Charles Stoess, pioneer construction engineer, and Mrs. H. St. J. Montizambert.. . . Services were conducted by Canon Harold G. King and Rev. C.C. Owen. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna, funeral directors, were in charge.

Find a Grave; Charles Wilfred Stoess; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26287203

 

Sidney Stockton Taylor (father of Bina Margaret Mary Taylor)

Sidney Stockton Taylor, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, 1912, page 1088.

Hedley Clarence Taylor, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, 1912, page 1087 (married to sister of Sidney Stockton Taylor).

“Some Legal History,” More Edmonton Stories; The Life and Times of Edmonton, Alberta, by A.W. (Tony) Cashman; Edmonton, Alberta; Institute of Applied Art, Ltd., 1958, chapter 16, pages 75-76; http://www.ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=878691&qryID=b5f105f6-ca0e-4352-9276-5de8204af77e; http://www.ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=878692&qryID=b5f105f6-ca0e-4352-9276-5de8204af77e.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV64-5CG : 18 November 2014), Sydney S. Taylor in household of Stephen P. Taylor, Studholm, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13180, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,816.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5T-5QT : 13 November 2014), Sidney S Taylor, Edmonton, Alberta, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148227.

Embracing regionalism; Canadian Lawyer’s top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the territories are in a sweet spot right now,” by Michael McKiernan; http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/4359/Embracing-regionalism.html: “Parlee Mclaws LLP (6) parlee.com. . . . The firm: Sir James Lougheed established the Calgary office in 1883. In 1907, William McLaws joined Lougheed as partner and went on to lead the firm. S.S. Taylor established the Edmonton office in 1886, with H.H. Parlee joining the firm, then called Taylor & Boyle, in 1904. Parlee took charge of the firm when the province of Alberta was formed. The two firms merged in 1986 to form Parlee McLaws.”

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZ4-SP6 : 6 December 2014), Sydney Stockton Taylor, 20 Jul 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, ship name Scandinavian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGZ-HZN : 27 December 2014), Sidney S Taylor, Aug 1919; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-14701, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2S-DV3 : 4 December 2014), Sidney Stockton Tayler, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,051.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVC-WPY : 8 December 2015), Sidney S Taylor, 1930.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-NHH : 28 November 2014), Sidney Stockton Taylor, 1930; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,558,593.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3G-XLK : 28 November 2014), Sidney Stockton Taylor, 1934; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,509,246.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPVT-RR1 : 26 November 2014), Sidney Stockton Taylor, 25 Oct 1942; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Two Canadian Lawyers,” [editorial], Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1942, page 4 [Refers to Martin Griffin, K.C. and S.S. Taylor, K.C.]: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kzNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1655%2C3126372; [link leads to top of page. Editorial is in middle of column 2]: “Another death at the week-end of a prominent K.C. was that of S.S. Taylor. He belonged to the B.C. court era of 40 years ago, when E.P. Davis, E.V. Bodwell, Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper and Lyman P. Duff were leading counsel, and he appeared in many important cases. Taylor came here from Nelson, where he conducted lengthy litigation for Byron White and other owners of the Slocan Star mine, then at the height of production n the silver-lead boom. Mr. Taylor was quite at home in complicated business-deal litigation, and later made his mark in Los Angeles, after becoming a member of the California bar. He lived for a time in the Island of Guernsey, but returned to Los Angeles before war broke out.”

S.S. Taylor Dies in South, Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1942, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kzNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4559%2C3174580.

University of Michigan, Official Publication, Volume 45, 1943; page 10; https://books.google.ca/books?id=npefAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA100&lpg=RA1-PA100&dq=%22sidney+stockton+taylor%22&source=bl&ots=_JTHFGpLfZ&sig=UjHkiQ_K1zJYpY2ekiewhFcUW7A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmrZC5r8XPAhVG74MKHf84DRY4ChDoAQgjMAM#v=onepage&q=%22sidney%20stockton%20taylor%22&f=false : “1887: Sidney Stockton Taylor, LL.B. d. at Whittier, California, October 25, 1942; aged 77.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2D-71SP : 13 December 2015), Sidney Stockton Taylor, 1942; Burial, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale); citing record ID 71073729, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71073729.

 

Vesta Ross (mother of Bina Margaret Mary Taylor)

Social and Personal, Vancouver World, October 3, 1910, page 5; Vancouver Province, October 4, 1910, page 5: Mrs. S.S. Taylor, of 1300 Comox St., and her guest, Mrs. Holland Ross, of Edmonton, left town today to spend a few days in Seattle.” [Vancouver Province says that Mrs. Holland Ross is sister-in-law of Mrs. S.S. Taylor.]

“Social and Personal,” Vancouver Province, March 11, 1911, page 5: “Mrs. S.S. Taylor has her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ross of Edmonton, staying with her. They expect to remain in Vancouver for about a month.”

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVC-WPB : 8 December 2015), Verta Taylor in entry for Sidney S Taylor, 1930.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPNG-786 : 26 November 2014), Vesta Ross Taylor, 06 Jul 1954; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Mrs. S. Taylor City Lawyer’s Widow, Dies,” Vancouver Province, July 6, 1954, page 11:

“Death in California of the widow of a lawyer well-known here was reported to the family today.

Mrs. S.S. Taylor, 85, of Los Angeles, whose husband was prominent in law and business circles until he left here in 1921, succumbed to a long illness.

The Taylors went to Bermuda after leaving here, returned for a short time before residing in the Channel Islands. Then they returned to Los Angeles.

Mr. Taylor died in 1942 and Mrs. Taylor’s last visit here was in 1947.

Taylor Stoess and Mary Joy Stoess, Vancouver, are grandchildren.

Funeral will be held in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, Thursday.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2D-71SR : 11 July 2016), Vesta Ross Taylor, 1954; Burial, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale); citing record ID 71073796, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71073796.

 

Bina Margaret Mary Taylor (wife of Charles Wilfred Stoess)

Society, Vancouver Province, September 27, 1911, page 5: “Miss Bina Taylor left last week for Portland where she will be a pupil at St. Helen’s hall for the coming year.”

“Popular Society Belle Will Wed,” Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1920, page 13: “Miss Bina Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Taylor, of this city, whose marriage to Lieut. G.W. Stoess, son of Mrs. H. St. J. Montizambert, will take place on Saturday, March 27, in St. Paul’s church.” [Includes photograph of Bina Taylor.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-8VY : 21 January 2016), Charles Wilfred Stoess and Bina Margaret Mary Taylor, 27 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBV-T55 : 30 September 2015), Bina Margaret Mary Stoess, 1973.

Bina Stoess, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1974, page 42: “Stoess—On December 31, 1973, Bina Stoess, of North Vancouver. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. Taylor Stoess, West Vancouver; and daughter and son-in-law Dr. and Mrs. William McFarlane, North Vancouver; 8 grandchildren. Private family service was held January 1 in the Boal Chapel, North Vancouver. Rev. C. Ramont officiated. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Charles Taylor Stoess (son of Charles Wilfred Stoess)

Descendants of John Stockton, Esquire, Generation No. 12, http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/t/a/y/James-R–Taylor/GENE5-0048.html: 387.Charles Taylor Stoess (Bina M. M.Taylor, Sidney Stockton Smith, Margaret Maria Stockton, Sidney Smith, Charles Witham, Andrew Hunter, Richard Witham, Samuel, Richard, Richard, John) was born 1921. He married Gwen M. Thorpe. She was born 1917. Children of Charles Stoess and Gwen Thorpe are: Susan Mary Stoess, b. October 23, 1947; Jane Stoess, b. October 20, 1950; Nancy Eileen Stoess, b. September 19, 1958.”

Mary Alice Thorpe, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, March 30, 1966, page 47: “Thorpe, Mary Alice. At the Private Patients Pavilion , Toronto General Hospital, on Friday, March 25, 1966, Mary Alice Barker, beloved wife of George Thorpe, mother of Mrs. Taylor Stoess (Gwen), York Mills, Keith G.B. Thorpe of New Jersey, Reverend Ruskin P. Thorpe, Angus, Ont. Private family service was held in Eglington United Church on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.”

George William Thorpe, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, April 20, 1968, page 57: “Thorpe, George William. On Friday, April 19, 1968 at Toronto, George William Thorpe, husband of the late Mary Alice Barker and dear father of Gwen (Mrs. Taylor Stoess) of Willowdale, Keith of Bellevue, Washington and Reverend Ruskin Thorpe of Angus, loved grandfather of Sue, Jane and Nancy; Jamie; Christopher, Anne, Rachael and Elizabeth. Funeral service 3 o’clock Monday afternoon in Eglinton United Church (Sheldrake and Yonge Sts.) Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. (Funeral Director Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel).

Personal Notes, Toronto Globe and Mail, January 25, 1946, page 12: “Many entertainments have been given for Miss Gwendolyn M. Thorpe, whose marriage to FO C. Taylor Stoess, RCAF, will take place on Saturday.” (Includes details of showers, teas, and parties. The page also includes photographs of Gwendolyn Mary Thorpe and C. Taylor Stoess.)

“Taylor Stoess Weds in East,” Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1946, page 16: “Toronto, Jan. 26.—FO Charles Taylor Stoess, RCAF, of Vancouver, who returned to Canada this week aboard the Mauretania after serving overseas with the Transport Command in India and the Western theatre, was married here this afternoon in St. George’s United Church to Gwendoline Mary Thorpe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Thorpe of this city. Son of Mrs. Stoess and the late Wilfred Stoess of Vancouver and grandson of Col. And Mrs. H. S.J. Montizambert, also of Vancouver, and of Mrs. Taylor of Los Angeles and the late S.S. Taylor, FO. Stoess will take his bride to the Pacific Coast. The bride . . . attended the University of Toronto and served overseas with the Red Cross. . . . Mrs. Keith D. Thorpe, sister-in-law of the bride, and Mrs. John F. Scott were matrons of honor. . . . Flt.Lt. Murray Pickard of Vancouver supported the groom.. . .”

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-015077; Charles Taylor Stoess; date of death: September 4, 1990; place of death: Vancouver; age: 69; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990015077.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1990015077M.jpg.

Taylor Stoess, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, September 10, 1990, page A11: “Stoess, Taylor C.A. – On Tuesday afternoon, September 4, 1990 in his 70th year, while returning home from a few days of single-handed sailing in the Gulf Island, Taylor suffered a massive heart attack. Taylor was the son of the late C.W. “Bill” Stoess and the late Bina Taylor Stoess, cherished husband of Gwendolyn Mary (nee Thorpe), proud father of Susan Mary (Mrs. Steven Lenard), Dr. Jane (Mrs. Neil Pritchard), Nancy Aileen (Mrs. Richard Self) and devoted grandfather of Jaime and Kathryn, Sarah and Stewart, Taylor and Jennifer. Taylor is also survived by his sister Mary Joy (Mrs. Wm. McFarlane) of Mayne Island, nieces and nephews, and many close relatives in California. At Taylor’s request, his ashes will be scattered over English Bay by the Eight Bells Club of RVYC, with the service conducted by the Honorary Chaplain, the Rev. Canon J. Whinfield Robinson. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a tree or shrub planted in Taylor’s memory.”

Gwendolyn Mary “Gwen” (Thorpe) Stoess, death notice; published in Vancouver Sun from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2006; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=gwendolyn-mary-stoess-gwen-thorpe&pid=16400354: “Stoess—Gwen Gwendolyn Mary Stoess (nee Thorpe), born May 31st, 1917, died peacefully in her sleep on January 18, 2006 in West Vancouver. Daughter of the late Alice (Barker) and George Thorpe pre-deceased by her brother Keith and by her husband Taylor Stoess. She is survived by her brother Ruskin, and her daughters Susan Lenard, Jane Pritchard and Nancy Self (Richard). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jaime McGrath (Robert), Kathryn Lenard, Sarah and Stewart Pritchard, Taylor, Jennifer, Kathleen, Elizabeth and Jacqueline Self and by her very good friend Peter Lynch. Eight Bells memorial service and committal to follow in February. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gwen’s name to the Vancouver Aquarium’s new Discovery Education Centre at (604) 659-3509.”

 

Mary Joy St. John Stoess (daughter of Charles Wilfred Stoess)

Descendants of John Stockton, Esquire, Mary Joy St. John Stoess, http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/t/a/y/James-R–Taylor/GENE5-0048.html: “Mary Joy St. John Stoess  . . . was born 1928. She married William James Gordon Mcfarlane May 18, 1955. He was born 1929.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-VMX : 30 September 2015), Constance Mcfarlane, 1967.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-6Y4 : 30 September 2015), William Mcfarlane, 1973.

William James Gordon McFarlane and Mary Joy St. John Stoess, marriage announcement, Vancouver Sun, May 20, 1955, page 34; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-0BlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4523%2C4235509: “McFarlane—Stoess—On May 18, 1955, in St. John’s Anglican Church, Shaughnessy, by Dr. Trendell, William James Gordon McFarlane, son of Mr. and Mrs. William McFarlane, to Mary Joy St. John, daughter of Mrs. Charles Wilfred Stoess and the late Mr. Stoess.”

 

Phillip Stoess (son of Margaret Howell)

Philip Stoess; My Ancestors: Harris, Williams, Betts, Sappington, Mullican, Wiley, Stout & Crocker & other families; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=catherineburr357&id=I16423.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XCD-1CR : 1 October 2014), Philip Carl Stoess, 1873; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Derby, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPN-PFCW : 15 April 2015), Philp C De W Stoess, 1891; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29J4-6V2 : 12 December 2014), Philip Carl Stoess, 1917-1918; citing Seattle City no 9, Seattle City no 10, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,927.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHF1-GWY : 14 December 2015), Philip C Stoess, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing sheet 8A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,929.

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5Y-4HH9 : 4 September 2015), Philip C Stoess, 1924; citing Passport Application, Washington, United States, source certificate #468034, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, 2621, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,753,243.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7P-76F : 6 December 2014), Philip Carl Stoess, 30 Dec 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Regina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC34-TX5 : 8 December 2015), Phillip C Stoess in entry for Hulda Anderson, 1930. [divorced]

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24NM-LNP : 2 October 2015), Philip Stoess, 1930; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQX-V7LS : 16 June 2015), P C Stoess, 1930; citing T790, “Book Indexes, Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940.”, NARA microfilm publications T790, T617, and T521 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,724,711.

 

Philip Carl Stoess, Seattle, Monte Cristo-Goat Lake-Silver Ck. Mining sistrict, Wash. Map and Notes on salient features of the Monte Cristo-Goat Lake-Sliver Ck. Mining district, Snohomis county, Washingto. Copyright Aug. 27, 1937; AA 244596; Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1938, Part 1. [B] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Maps, 36399; https://books.google.ca/books?id=rmZaAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA1053&lpg=PA1053&dq=stoess+seattle&source=bl&ots=CdpNHVIenH&sig=PNLIb76wbrIGhvSIx4S2qqeeZxE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEqMrD2cLPAhVN8GMKHXYeDOcQ6AEIKTAC#v=onepage&q&f=false.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K934-XNH : accessed 5 October 2016), Phillip Stoess, Tract K-1, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-168, sheet 12B, family 359, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4379.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3R1-MW1 : 5 December 2014), Phillip Stoess, 03 Feb 1942; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 522, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,024,058.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3R1-MWR : 5 December 2014), Phillip Stoess, 03 Feb 1942; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 522, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,024,058.

 

Infant Stoess (male son of Phillip Carl Stoess)

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3LX-YT5 : 5 December 2014), Infant Stoess, 22 Jun 1914; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 1315, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,192.

 

Christine Ida de Wechmar Stoess (daughter of Margaret Graham Howell)

Christine Stoess, My Ancestors: Harris, Williams, Betts, Sappington, Mullican, Wiley, Stout & Crocker & other families; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=catherineburr357&id=I16424.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XHY-K57 : 1 October 2014), Christine Ida Stoess, 1872; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Derby, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPY-55L : 22 January 2015), Christin* Wechmar Stoess in household of Elizabeth A Young, Douglas Precinct Spokane city Ward 4, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 67, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,751.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLW-M95 : 29 October 2015), Ida Christina Wechmae Stoess in household of Margaret G D Wechmae Stoess, Long Beach Ward 1, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 38, sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,098.

Santa Ana Register, April 26, 1913, page 3: “Mrs. D. R. Mackenzie and Miss Mackenzie were here from Los Angeles one day this week, guests of Madame and Miss Stoess, and while here were making arrangements for a cottage for the summer. . . .Mrs. Horace Little entertained at her home on Buena Vista boulevard Tuesday afternoon of this week [for] the members of the Social club. Cards were furnished for those who cared for them, and Miss Christine Stoess rendered several pleasing violin selections.”

Santa Ana Register, June 28, 1913, page 3: “Madame de W. Stoess and Miss Christine Stoess returned Wednesday front Los Angeles, where they spent several days with friends.”

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQZ-6VQ : 14 December 2015), Christine I Stoess in household of Margaret De W Stoess, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 17A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,104.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-NBCM : 5 June 2015), Christin D Stoess, 09 Aug 1935; citing 46167, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-NBL5 : 5 June 2015), Christin D Stoess, 09 Aug 1935; citing 46167, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.