Sturdevant, David Edward (1866-1950)

 Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 600


Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 600

David Edward Sturdevant (sometimes called “Edward”) was a farmer and an engineer. He lived at 1919 Georgia Street in 1906.

David Edward Sturdevant was born in Dresden, Ontario, on September 10, 1866. His father was Ira Sturdevant (1809-1876). His mother was Irma Salsbury (1829-1870).

David travelled to British Columbia in 1886, and then went to California, where he worked on railroad construction for two years.

In 1898 and 1899, he was living in Huntingdon, British Columbia. He was a farmer and the proprietor of the Huntingdon Hotel.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1899-1900, page 260 (Huntingdon)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1899-1900, page 260 (Huntingdon)

Huntingdon Hotel, about 1907, Vancouver City Archives, Hot P67; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-huntingdon-hotel.

Huntingdon Hotel, about 1907, Vancouver City Archives, Hot P67; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-huntingdon-hotel.

In 1901 he was living in North Bend, British Columbia. He was a bridge carpenter for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1907, page 207 (North Bend)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1907, page 207 (North Bend)

On June 17, 1903, in Yale, British Columbia, he married Louisa Ward. She was born in Yale on November 18, 1880. Her father was William Henry “Johnny Ward (1823-1915). Her mother was Alice Squalabia

In 1906, David was living at 1919 Georgia Street in Vancouver. He did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1906.

In 1909, the Sturdevant family moved to a farm at Floods (sometimes called “Flood”), near Hope, British Columbia. (Floods was named after William Lewis Flood (1845-1928), an early local resident.)

In 1911 and 1921 David and Louisa were living in the Chilliwack district of British Columbia. David was a farmer.

David and Louisa continued to live near Chilliwack through the 1930s and 1940s.

David died in Chilliwack on December 9, 1950. He was buried in the Canadian Legion cemetery in Chilliwack.

Louisa died in Chilliwack on March 8, 1964. She was buried in the Canadian Legion cemetery in Chilliwack.

David and Louisa had the following children.

 

Edith May Sturdevant

Edith May Sturdevant was born in British Columbia about 1905.

On September 4, 1925, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, she married Archie Robertson Sinton, who was a carpenter. He was born about 1893 in Rexton, Kent County, New Brunswick. His father was John Sinton. His mother was Mary Masterton.

Archie died in Sardis, British Columbia, on March 26, 1938. He was buried in Carman United Church Cemetery in Chilliwack.

On October 29, 1955, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Edith married Albert Kitchener Newby. He was born on January 20, 1915, in Dresden, Ontario. He had served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War.

Albert died in Chilliwack on December 17, 1991.

Edith died on February 10, 2001.

 

Irma Alice Sturdevant

Irma Alice Sturdevant was born in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, on July 12, 1906.

On April 30, 1931, in Mission City, British Columbia, she married Vedder Teskey, who was a heavy equipment operator. He was born on May 19, 1907. His father was Joseph Teskey. His mother was Grace Walker Thorburn.

Irma worked as a waitress in the Fashion Bakery in Chilliwack until the early 1950s. She then worked at Eaton’s until 1966.

Vedder died in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on February 28, 1981. He was buried in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Chilliwack.

Irma died in Chilliwack on April 15, 1997.

 

Alfred Edward Sturdevant

Alfred Edward Sturdevant was born in British Columbia on September 15, 1918.

He never married.

He served with the Canadian military during the Second World War. He was wounded during the crossing of the Rhine, and spent time in a Canadian base hospital in Belgium. In 1946, he was transferred to Canada, where he was a patient at Shaughnessy Military Hospital in Vancouver, and in a hospital Tranquille, British Columbia.

He later went to Vancouver General Hospital. He died in Vancouver on May 12, 1948. He was buried in the Canadian Legion cemetery in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

 

Sources

Ira Sturdevant (father of David Edward Sturdevant)

Ira Sturdevant, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/ira-sturdevant_7809193: “Born on 1810 to Paul Sturdevant and Lydia Eddy. Ira married Emma Salisbury. Ira married Susan Greson. He passed away on 6 Dec 1876.”

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7F-VGR : 8 November 2014), Ira Sturdevant, All Places (Agricultural), Lambton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 58, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1041, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,861.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7F-CFH : 8 November 2014), Ira Sturdevant, Sombra, Lambton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 18, line 26; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1041, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,861; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391557_00221.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47K-59P : 13 November 2014), Ira Sturdivent, Sombra, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 42, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9894, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,741; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396741_00472.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD5M-7T1 : 11 December 2014), Ira Sturdavant, 10 Dec 1876; citing Sombra, Lambton, Ontario, yr 1876 cn 6255, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,475.

 

Susan Greson (first wife of Ira Sturdevant)

Susan Greson, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/susan-greson_43390240: “Born on 1810. Susan married Ira Sturdevant. She passed away on 1861.”

 

Irma (Emma) Salsbury (mother of David Edward Sturdevant)

Emma Salisbury, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/emma-salisbury_86875405: “Born. Emma married Ira Sturdevant.”

 

David Edward Sturdevant

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47K-595 : 13 November 2014), David Sturdivent in household of Ira Sturdivent, Sombra, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 42, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9894, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,741; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396741_00472.pdf

B.C. Voters List 1898 – St, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votest.htm: Sturdevant, David Edward, Huntingdon, Hotel-keeper, WChi

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVG-632 : 13 November 2014), D Edward Stuadevant in household of Jos Andrews, L, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=62400&highlight=14&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+D.+Edward+Sturdevant; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000013935.pdf.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1903-09-485904; David Edward Sturdevant and Louisa Ward; date of marriage: June 17, 1903; place of marriage: Yale.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7P28 : 2 March 2015), Edward Sturdevant, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665.

1921 Canada Census, David E. Sturdevant, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley, British Columbia; Page Number: 34; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRN-DX9 : 30 September 2015), David Edward Sturdevant, 1950.

David E. Sturdevant, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, December 13, 1950, page 5; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77128722/?terms=sturdevant:

“David E. Sturdevant. A resident of B.C. for 64 years and one who helped in the development of the province, David Edward Sturdevant passed away Saturday in his 85th year. Death occurred at his late residence, 311 Spadina avenue.

Mr. Sturdevant had resided in the district 31 years. As a CPR stationary engineer he worked on the first bridge over the Fraser river at New Westminster and was the last surviving member of the original CPR bridge building crew.

He was born in Dresden, Ont. and came to B.C. in 1886, then went on to California, railroading for two years over the Sierra Nevada mountains from Truckee to Sacramento.

In 1903 he married Louise Ward at Yale and in 1909 took his family to a farm at Floods. Ten years later he moved to Chilliwack, living nine years in the city and 20 years on a farm on Keith Wilson road. In 1948 he returned to the city. He suffered a stroke and has been in ill health for nearly two years.

Mr. Sturdevant was a keen sportsman and hunted game up until the last two years.

Pall bearers were Virgil Hall, James Bray, Fred Toop, Al Long, Frank Hourd and Fred Goodell.

Surviving are his wife, Louise, and two daughters, Mrs. Edith Sinton and Mrs. Vedder (Irma) Teskey, also a grandson, Jack Sinton. A son, Alfred Edward, predeceased him in May, 1948.

Funeral service was held yesterday at 1:30 from Henderson’s chapel, Rev. Victor Hall officiating. Interment was in Canadian Legion cemetery.”

 

William Henry (“Johnny”) Ward (father of Louisa Ward)

Ward House, Yale, British Columbia, by Michael Kluckner; http://www.michaelkluckner.com/bciw6yale.html.

Johnny Ward; Cariboo Gold Rush; http://yale.cariboogoldrush.com/people/ward.htm

William Henry “Johnny” Ward Teamster, Hotelier, 1880, Yale B.C., http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_memories/pm_v2.php?id=story_line&lg=English&fl=0&ex=00000517&sl=3986&pos=1&pf=1.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV63-C85 : 18 November 2014), William Henry Ward, Yale & Hope, Yale, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 64; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDH-WY1 : 21 January 2016), William Henry Ward and Alice Squalabia, 25 Oct 1886; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11387, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,108.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKX-13N : 30 September 2015), William Henry Ward, 1915.

Hope News, John Henry Ward, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, August 26, 1915, page 7; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43188830/?terms=ward: “John Henry Ward, oldest of the old-timers of Hope, is dead, at the age of ninety-two. Coming west in ’56, he successfully operated placer ground on Emory bar and afterwards supervised the transportation of supplies into Cariboo by teams until the coming of the C. P. R. Deceased is survived by a son, George, of Seattle, and four daughters, Mrs. D. E. Sturdevent, Floodville; Mrs. Peters, San Francisco; Mrs. Andrews, Abbotsford, and Miss Annie Ward, Vancouver. There are seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-1WLD : 13 December 2015), William Henry Ward, 1915; Burial, Yale, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Yale Pioneer Cemetery; citing record ID 129863962, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=129863962.

 

Alice Squalabia (mother of Louisa Ward)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDH-WY1 : 21 January 2016), William Henry Ward and Alice Squalabia, 25 Oct 1886; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11387, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,108.

 

Louise Ward (wife of David Edward Sturdevant)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV63-C8B : 18 November 2014), Ward in household of William Henry Ward, Yale & Hope, Yale, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 64; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

British Columbia Baptisms; Louisa Ward; date of baptism: April 9, 1882; place of baptism: Yale; father: John; mother: Alice; denomination: Church of England; church: St. John’s, Yale; BC Archives Mfilm Number: B16228

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVG-1WG : 13 November 2014), Louise Ward in household of Wm A Jamison, L, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7P2D : 2 March 2015), Louisa Sturdevant in entry for Edward Sturdevant, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665.

1921 Canada Census, Louise Sturdevant in household of David E. Sturdevant, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley, British Columbia; Page Number: 34; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTV-SY3 : 30 September 2015), Louise Sturdevant, 1964.

Louise Sturdevant, obituary, Chilliwack Progress; March 11, 1964, page 5; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77072509/?terms=LOUISE%2BSTURDEVANT: “Mrs. Louise Sturdevant. A resident of this district all her life, Mrs. Louise Sturdevant died March 8 in Chilliwack General Hospital. Rev. W. R. Bell officiated at the funeral service Tuesday in Henderson’s Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Legion cemetery. Pallbearers were Ald. Roy Furnell, Joseph Teskey, William Reid, David Teskey, Virgil Hall and Ernest Tink. Mrs. Sturdevant was born in Yale, B.C. in 1880. She was married in St. John’s Anglican Church at Yale in 1903. She resided at 311 Spadina Avenue. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. (Edith) Newby, and Mrs. Vedder (Irma) Teskey of Chilliwack; one grandson. Jack Sinton, New Westminster. She was predeceased by her husband David in 1950 and her only son Alfred in 1948.

Cards of Thanks, Chilliwack Progress, March 18, 1964, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77072710/?terms=LOUISE%2BSTURDEVANT: “We wish to sincerely thank our friends and relatives for the many floral tributes, expressions of sympathy and the many acts of kindness in the loss of our dear mother and grandmother, Louise Sturdevant. Also special thanks to Rev. W R. Bell. Dr. G. Gibson, the pallbearers and the nursing staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital. Irma and Vedder Teskey. Edith and Al Newbv. Margaret and Jack Sinton.”

 

Edith May Sturdevant (daughter of David Edward Sturdevant)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7P26 : 2 March 2015), Edith Sturdevant in entry for Edward Sturdevant, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665.

1921 Canada Census, Edith May Sturdevant in household of David E. Sturdevant, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley, British Columbia; Page Number: 34; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Popkum [news], Agassiz Record, Agassiz, British Columbia, October 17, 1923, page 4; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/agassiz/items/1.0065939#p3z-1r0f: “Among recent visitors to the district were the following:  . . . the Misses and Master A. Sturdevant . . .”

Chilliwack Progress, August 19, 1925, page 5; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43361683/?terms=sinton%2Bsturdevant: “Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Sturdevant announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Edith May, to Mr. Archie Sinton, of Rexton, New Brunswick, with wedding to take place in the Presbyterian Church on September 4th.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-P8R : 21 January 2016), Archie Robertson Sinton and Edith May Sturdevant, 04 Sep 1925; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13750, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,320.

“Weddings: Sinton—Sturdevant,” Chilliwack Progress, September 10, 1925, page 8; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43361769/: “WEDDINGS: SINTON—STURDEVANT: A very pretty wedding took place on Friday evening, September 4, at 8 o‘clock in Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, Chilliwack, when Miss Edith May Sturdevant, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sturdevant of this city, was united in marriage to Mr. Archibald Robertson Sinton of New Brunswick. The Rev. Mr. Duncan Campbell performed the ceremony. . . . Miss Irma Sturdevant, sister of the bride, attended as bridesmaid . . . The groom was attended by Mr. Lorne Malcolm, as best man. Mr. Cowen acted as usher. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, Gore Ave., where over sixty guests were present. . . . Later Mr. and Mrs. Sinton left for Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle . . . On their return they will reside in Allco, B.C.”

Society, Chilliwack Progress, December 23, 1926, page 9; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43364155/?terms=sinton%2Bsturdevant: “Mrs. A. Sinton of Vancouver is spending the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Sturdevant, Gore Ave.”

“Rev. A.M. Little Solemnizes Vows in Royal City,” Chilliwack Progress, November 9, 1955, page 14, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77134201/?terms=albert%2Bkitchener%2Bnewby:

“Rev. A.M. Little, former Carman United church minister at Sardis, solemnized a quite wedding at Sixth Avenue United church, New Westminster, at 7 p.m. October 29, uniting a local couple.

. . . The groom was Sapper Albert Kitchener Newby of Camp Chilliwack, Vedder Crossing, son of Mrs. F. Newby and the late Mr. Newby, Chatham, Ont. His bride was Mrs. Edith May Sinton, daughter of Mrs. D.E. Studevant [sic] and the late Mr. Studevant, Chilliwack. . . . Attending the bride and groom were Mr. and Mrs. A. Johnson, 1518-16th avenue, New Westminster, at whose home a wedding reception was held. Sapper and Mrs. Newby are residing at Spadina avenue, Chilliwack.”

Society, Chilliwack Progress, May 20, 1959, page 7, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77127097/?terms=sinton%2Bnewby: “Jack Sinton, son of Mrs. A. Newby, Spadina avenue, received his BA degree at UBC graduation exercises in Vancouver. Attending besides his mother were Mr. Newby, his grandmother, Mrs. L. Sturdevant; his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Vedder Teskey and Mrs. J. Fleming.”

Edith Mae Newby, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, February 13, 2001, page 26; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/81584975/?terms=edith%2Bnewby: “Newby Edith Mae. Edith Mae Newby passed away on February 10, 2001 at the age of 96 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Newby, and by Archibald Sinton. Loving her and missing her are son: Jack (Elaine); daughter-in-law: Margaret; grandson: Michael (Melissa); granddaughter: Lori (John); great-grandchildren: Jenna, Julia, and many other friends. Edith was a true pioneer, running her own dairy farm for 10 years. No service by request. Burquitlam Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 604-936-9987.”

 

Archie Robertson Sinton (husband of Edith May Sturdevant)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-P8B : 21 January 2016), Archie Robertson Sinton and Edith May Sturdevant, 04 Sep 1925; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13750, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,320.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1938-09-541571; Archibald R. Sinton; date of death: March 26, 1938; place of death: Sardis.

Archie S. Sinton, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, March 30, 1938, page 5; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/43303292/?terms=sinton “Archie S. Sinton. Archie S. Sinton, 46, Sumas Prairie road, was found hanging in his barn Saturday morning, by his mother-in-law, Mrs. D. E. Sturdevant. Deceased had been despondent for some time, and left a note addressed to his wife in which he declared his intention, an investigation disclosed. He is survived by his wife and one daughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, burial being made in Carman cemetery.”

 

Albert Kitchener Newby (husband of Edith May Sturdevant)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-022774; Albert Kitchener Newby; date of death: December 17, 1991; place of death: Chilliwack; age: 76 years; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6758083f-8a0a-4e9f-b0e1-efbfa9af78be; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/519014bf-1a21-4b14-bcf1-54dd5122e810

Albert Kitchener “Al” Newby, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, December 31, 1991, page 5, http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/80529375/?terms=newby%2Bteskey:

“Albert Kitchener “Al” Newby, late of 45716 Patten Ave., Chilliwack, passed away December 17, 1991 in Chilliwack General Hospital at age 76. He was born January 20, 1915 in Dresden, Ont. He had lived in this area since the early 50’s.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was a cabinet maker, but on his retirement from the Armed Forces, he worked as a bartender. He enjoyed playing bingo, guitar and coronet [sic], as well as tinkering with bikes. He was also a member of the Chilliwack Lion’s Club. Funeral Service was held Friday, Dec. 20, 1991 at 1:30 from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Captain Doug Sapsford officiating. Cremation at Valley Crematorium. He is survived by: his loving wife, Edith; stepson, John (Margaret) Sin-ton, Port Moody; 2 grandchildren: Michael and Lori; 2 sisters: Gladys MacBeath, Drayton Plain, Mich.; Alice Ridgers, Chatham, Ont.; sister-in-law, Elma Teskey, Chilliwack. If friends so desire donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements.”

 

Irma Alice Sturdevant (daughter of David Edward Sturdevant)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7P2X : 2 March 2015), Irma Sturdevant in entry for Edward Sturdevant, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665.

1921 Canada Census, Irma Alice Sturdevant in household of David E. Sturdevant, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley, British Columbia; Page Number: 34; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Society, Chilliwack Progress, November 11, 1925, page 8: “Miss Beatrice Fraser and Miss Marjory Pearce were hostesses at a jolly Hallowe’en party on Thursday evening at the home of the former on Gore avenue. The rooms ‘ were tastefully decorated with Hallowe’en favors. The guests were met by ghosts who intiated them into the mysterious rites of the evening. Those invited were . . . Miss Irma Sturdevant . . . Alfred Sturdevant. The evening was spent in games and dancing.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-P69 : 21 January 2016), Vedder Teskey and Alice Irma Sturdevant, 30 Apr 1931; citing Mission City, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783.

Irma Alice Teskey, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, April 18, 1997, page 48; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/80885159/?terms=irma%2Balice%2Bteskey: “Irma Alice Teskey, late of Chilliwack, B.C., passed away April 15, 1997, in Chilliwack at the age of 90 years. She was born July 12, 1906 in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Funeral service held from the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, Apr. 19, 1997 at 2 p.m. Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. She is survived by her sister Edith Newby and sister-in-law Grace Huff; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Vedder Teskey in 1981. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation. Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements.”

 

Vedder Teskey (husband of Alice Irma Sturdevant)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M9QV : 2 March 2015), Vedder Teskey in entry for Joseph Teskey, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-P6Q : 21 January 2016), Vedder Teskey and Alice Irma Sturdevant, 30 Apr 1931; citing Mission City, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1K-5Q7 : 30 September 2015), Vedder Teskey, 1981.

Vedder Teskey, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, March 4, 1981, page 7; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77111426/?terms=irma%2Balice%2Bteskey: (includes photograph of Vedder Teskey).

“Long-time resident of the Chilliwack area, Vedder Teskey of 311 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, died Feb. 28 at Chilliwack General Hospital.

Funeral service was held March 3 in the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Anderson officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Eggen, Carter Toop, Carl Campbell, Bill Nelmes, Kelly Lamb and William Spelay.

Mr. Teskey was born May 19, 1907 at Vedder Crossing and lived his entire life in the area. He was a heavy equipment operator for the city of Chilliwack, a sportsman for many years and he belonged to the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club.

He is survived by his wife, Irma Alice Teskey of Chilliwack; two sisters, Grace Huff and Margaret (Oakley) Babcock both of Yakima, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Hazel, Lena and Violet; and five brothers, Hugh, Gilbert, Thorburn, Loney and James.”

Vedder Teskey, Find A Grave; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=158647215: “Birth: May 19, 1907, Vedder Crossing, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death:  Feb. 28, 1981, Chilliwack. Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. Vedder married Alice (Irma) Sturdevant on April 30, 1931 at Mission City, British Columbia. Burial: Oddfellows Cemetery, Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada.”

 

Alfred Edward Sturdevant (son of David Edward Sturdevant)

1921 Canada Census, Alfred E. Sturdevant in household of David E. Sturdevant, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley, British Columbia; Page Number: 34; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5T-M4V : 30 September 2015), Alfred Edward Sturdevant, 1948.

Alfred Sturdevant, obituary, Chilliwack Progress, May 19, 1948, page 4; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77097274/?terms=sturdevant

 

William Lewis Flood (farmer at Flood or Floods, near Hope, British Columbia)

Floods, BC Geographical Names, http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/28491.html.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGD-7PL : 30 September 2015), William Lewis Flood, 1928.