Sweet, Joseph (1867-1953)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 965 [edited image].

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 965 [edited image].

Joseph Sweet was a boilermaker for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He lived at 1054 Denman Street from 1920 to 1922.

 

Early Life

Joseph Sweet was born on April 8, 1867 in Ottawa, Ontario. His parents were Thomas Sweet (1824-1868) and Caroline Flegg (sometimes spelled “Flagg”) (1826-1890).

In 1881, Joseph was living in Ottawa with the family of Henry McBride. Mr. McBride was a boilermaker.

 

Marriage to Harriet Elizabeth Collyer

On December 1, 1892, in Ottawa, Joseph married Harriet Elizabeth Collyer. (She was often called “Elizabeth.”) She was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England on June 19, 1868. Her parents were Joseph George Collyer (1843-1893) and Mary Turner (1835-1870).

 

Life in Ottawa

Joseph worked as a boilermaker in Ottawa. In the late 1890s, the Sweet family was living on First Avenue in Ottawa.

 

Ottawa City Directory, 1898, page 405, column 2.

Ottawa City Directory, 1898, page 405, column 2.

 

In 1899, Joseph was wrongfully arrested for assaulting an Ottawa woman. It was a case of mistaken identity, and Joseph was quickly released.

 

The Ottawa Citizen, October 18, 1899, page 8, column 4.

The Ottawa Citizen, October 18, 1899, page 8, column 4.

In 1901 and 1911, the Sweet family was still living in Ottawa. Joseph continued to work as a railway boiler-maker.

 

Military Service

On January 2, 1917, in Ottawa, Joseph signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. (He gave his birth year as 1872, rather than 1867.)

He served in France, and he was discharged from the military forces on January 31, 1919, as being medically unfit for further war service.

 

To Vancouver

Joseph and other members of his family first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1920. They were living at 1054 Denman Street. Joseph was a boilermaker.

 

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 965 [edited image].

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 965 [edited image].

Joseph lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1920 to 1922 1054 Denman Street
1923 1260 Davie Street
1924 and 1925 2090 West Fifth Avenue
1926 to 1943 2186 West 15th Avenue
1944 to 1953 1915 West 35th Avenue

Joseph continued to work as a boiler maker until he retired about 1935.

Harriet (Elizabeth) died in Vancouver on March 4, 1945.

Joseph died in Vancouver on July 27, 1953.

 

Vancouver Province, July 29, 1953, page 40; Vancouver Sun, July 29, 1953, page 37; Vancouver Sun, July 30, 1953, page 31.

Vancouver Province, July 29, 1953, page 40; Vancouver Sun, July 29, 1953, page 37; Vancouver Sun, July 30, 1953, page 31.

 

Joseph and Harriet (Elizabeth) had the following children.

 

Ella Grace Sweet

Ella Grace Sweet was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 8, 1893. (She was often called “Grace.”)

On April 28, 1915, in Ottawa, she married John Ross Thomson, who was a patent attorney. He was born in Vancouver on September 2, 1889. His parents were Rev. Thomas Gavin Thomson (1850-1912) and Mary Spence.

 

Ottawa Journal, April 29, 1915, page 2, column 3.

Ottawa Journal, April 29, 1915, page 2, column 3.

 

Ottawa Journal, April 29, 1915, page 12, column 8.

Ottawa Journal, April 29, 1915, page 12, column 8.

 

On November 28, 1916, in Ottawa, John signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. (He gave his birth year as 1891 rather than the actual year of 1889.) He served in Canada with the Queen’s Field Ambulance. On April 16, 1919, he was discharged from the military force as “medically unfit.”

By 1929, John and Ella were in Vancouver.

In 1930 they were living at 1025 West Pender Street. Ross was a patent attorney.

 

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1930, page 1376.

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1930, page 1376.

 

In the late 1940s, John and Ella were living at 1915 West 35th Avenue with Ella’s father and Ella’s sister, Ethelyn. Dorothy Agnes King (1889-1972) was also living with them.

 

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: John Ross Thomson; Occupation: Patent Attorney; Year: 1949; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver-Quadra.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: John Ross Thomson; Occupation: Patent Attorney; Year: 1949; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver-Quadra.

John died in Vancouver on August 31, 1952.

 

 

Grace died in Vancouver on January 24, 1984.

 

Ida Sweet

Ida Sweet was born in Ottawa, Ontario on September 15, 1895.

She died in Ottawa on September 16, 1895.

 

George Ernest Sweet

George Ernest Sweet was born in Ottawa, Ontario on September 17, 1894.

He worked as a machinist.

On August 31, 1925, in Vancouver, he married Amy Elizabeth Hearn. She was born in Vancouver on April 9, 1899. Her parents were Francis Hearn and Amy Welsh.

George died in Surrey, British Columbia on August 27, 1977.

Amy died in Surrey on March 18, 1981.

 

Rupert Sweet

Rupert Sweet was born in Ottawa on September 6, 1898, (although one source says August 6).

He died three hours later on September 6, 1898.

 

Ethelyn Sweet

Ethelyn Sweet was born in Ottawa, Ontario on October 14, 1896.

She worked as a lumber dealer.

She did not marry.

She died in Vancouver on July 23, 1980.

 

Katherine (Kathleen) Elizabeth Sweet

Katherine Elizabeth Sweet was born in Ottawa, Ontario on August 5, 1899. (She was sometimes called “Kathleen.”)

On September 24, 1924, in Vancouver, she married Robert Atkins, who was a butcher. He was born in Cardiff, Wales, on January 3, 1899. His parents were William Atkins and Maria Hart.

Robert died in Vancouver on July 23, 1983,

Kathleen died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on March 10, 1996.

 

Arthur Mortimer Sweet

Arthur Mortimer Sweet was born in Ottawa, Ontario on December 15, 1902.

He worked as a printer.

He married Pauline Antinock. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 4, 1898. Her parents were John Antinock and Ann Stika.

Pauline died in Vancouver on January 30, 1991.

Arthur died in Vancouver on May 30, 1993.

 

Sources

Thomas Sweet (father of Joseph Sweet)

Thomas Sweet; https://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Sweet/6000000004535572525: “Birthdate: circa 1824 (44); Death: December 17, 1868 (40-48); Ottawa, ON, Canada (Apoplexy).

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ77-M27 : 5 September 2017), Thomas Sweet, Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 238, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1101-1103, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,833; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391538_00512.pdf.

Ancestry.com. Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Ledger: 1873 – 1898. Name: Thomas Sweet; Birth Date: 1824; Birth Location: Plymouth, England; Death Date: 17 Dec 1868; Age: 44; Parent(s): Wm and Grace Sweet.

 

Caroline Flagg (Flegg) (sometimes “Flagg”) (mother of Joseph Sweet)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ77-M26 : 5 September 2017), Caroline Sweet, Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 238, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1101-1103, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,833; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391538_00512.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-T5V : 24 September 2018), Caroline Sweet, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396311_00381.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDYR-C3L : 9 March 2018), Caroline Sweet, 18 May 1890; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1890 cn 2742, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,494.

Ancestry.com. Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Ledger: 1873 – 1898. Name: Mrs Caroline Sweet; Birth Date: 7 Feb 1826; Birth Location: Yarmouth, England; Death Date: 18 May 1890; Age: 64; Parent(s): Wm and Elizabeth Flegg.

 

Joseph Sweet

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-TR7 : 25 September 2018), Joseph Sweet in household of William Thomas Sweet, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396311_00382.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXC-XJH : 3 October 2018), Joseph Severt in household of Henry McBride, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Henry Mcbride, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVB-148 : 11 March 2018), Joseph Sweet and Elizabeth Collyer, 01 Dec 1892; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,474.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-X57 : 18 March 2018), Joseph Sweet, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa. [Incorrectly gives marriage status as “widowed.”)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFFG : 16 March 2018), Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Sweet, Joseph; Regimental Number: 2124819; Date of Birth: 09/04/1872; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9462 – 49; Item Number: 260980; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=260980; digitized service file: B9462-S049; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9462-S049.

1921 Canada Census, Joseph Sweet, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR8-SHY : 8 November 2017), Joseph Sweet, 1953; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/dee4e3ed-8ed8-4e69-add7-dfcc634d8590.

 

Joseph George Collyer (father of Harriet Elizabeth Collyer)

Joseph George Collyer (26 April 1843 – 23 March 1893) (FamilySearch.org).

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQFP-BY1 : 11 February 2018, Joseph George Collyer, 26 Apr 1843); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,042,397.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D7F-KHT : 13 December 2014), Joseph George Collyer, 1864; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 2, vol. 2A, p. 731, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX2L-F28 : 10 February 2018), Joseph George Collyer and Harriette Ann Morgan, 07 Sep 1871; citing Sevenoaks, Kent, England, reference p70 n140, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,473,693.

Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Joseph George Collyer; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Widowed; Age: 28; Birth Date: 1843; Marriage Date: 7 Sep 1871; Marriage Place: Sevenoaks, Kent, England; Father: Joseph Collyer; Spouse: Harriette Ann Morgan; FHL Film Number: 1473693; Reference ID: p70 n140.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4P97-HT2 : 10 December 2017), George Collyer, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Buckinghamshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JVN-9KZ : 31 December 2014), George Collyer, 1893; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mary Turner (mother of Harriet Elizabeth Collyer)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D73-XSN : 13 December 2014), Mary Turner, 1864; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 2, vol. 2A, p. 731, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JNL-WSX : 31 December 2014), Mary Ann Collyer, 1870; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Bromley, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Harriette Ann Morgan (wife of Joseph George Collyer)

Harriet Ann Morgan (1848 – 1912) (FamilySearch.org).

“England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJD2-N9B8 : 10 December 2017), Hariette Ann Morgan, 17 Sep 1848; citing Christening, Sundridge, Kent, England, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone; FHL microfilm 1,473,695.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX2L-F2C : 10 February 2018), Joseph George Collyer and Harriette Ann Morgan, 07 Sep 1871; citing Sevenoaks, Kent, England, reference p70 n140, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,473,693.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4P97-2MM : 10 December 2017), Harriet Ann Collyer in household of George Collyer, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Buckinghamshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N18-JHS : 31 December 2014), Harriette A Collyer, 1912; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLS7-Q9TL : 18 March 2018), Harriet Ann Collyer, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 25 Oct 1912, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .

 

Harriet Elizabeth Collyer (wife of Joseph Sweet)

Harriett Elizabeth Sweet (Collyer); https://www.geni.com/people/Harriett-Elizabeth-Sweet/6000000006345517162.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XQJ-3V8 : 1 October 2014), Harriet Elizabeth Collyer, 1868; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF6J-3TB : 11 December 2017), Harriett E Collyer in entry for William Hysom, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q276-9DK1 : 13 December 2017), Harriett E Collyer in household of Joseph G Collyer, Shenley Church End, Buckinghamshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 5, Piece/Folio 1479/45, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,712.

Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: C-4536. Name: Harriet Collyer; Gender: Female; Arrival Age: 20; Birth Year: abt 1868; Departure Port: Le Havre, France; London, England; Arrival date: 21 Aug 1888; Arrival Port: Quebec, Quebec, Canada; Vessel: Pomeranian.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVB-14X : 11 March 2018), Joseph Sweet and Elizabeth Collyer, 01 Dec 1892; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,474.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-X5W : 18 March 2018), Elisebeth Sweet, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFFP : 16 March 2018), Elizabeth Sweet in entry for Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

1921 Canada Census, Elizabeth Sweet in household of Joseph Sweet, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL25-K8Y : 8 November 2017), Harriet Elizabeth Sweet, 1945.

Harriet Elizabeth Sweet, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 6, 1945, page 13; March 7, 1944, page 13: “Sweet—Passed away March 4, 1945, Harriet Elizabeth, beloved wife of Enoch [sic] Sweet, 1915 W. 35th. Survived also by 2 sons, Arthur and George; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ross Thompson and Mrs. A. Atkins, all of Vancouver, and Miss Ethelyn, at home; 6 grandchildren, a brother, E.G. Collyer, North Battleford, and a sister, Mrs. H. Jackson, England. Funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, The Very Rev. Dean Cecil Swanson, D.D., officiating. Cremation.”

 

Ella Grace Sweet (daughter of Joseph Sweet)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2VM-MCM : 10 February 2018), Ella Grace Sweet, 05 Jun 1893; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, 05 Jun 1893, reference cn 5143; FHL microfilm 1,846,452.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGC-KD2 : 10 August 2017), Ella Grace Sweet, 05 Jun 1893; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,452.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL28-Y5S : 10 February 2018), Ella Grace Sweet, 05 Jun 1893; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,846,452.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-X54 : 18 March 2018), Ellce G Sweet in household of Elisebeth Sweet, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFF5 : 16 March 2018), Grace Sweet in entry for Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278W-X9Y : 12 March 2018), John Ross Thomson and Ella Grace Sweet, 28 Apr 1915; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,056,650.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1L-ZBK : 8 November 2017), Ella Grace Thomson, 1984; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/110567f2-8118-4438-ba72-ca3f1eed65a6.

 

Thomas Gavin Thompson (father of John Ross Thomson)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-CKG : 3 August 2016), Thomas G Thomson, Ward 3, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6MH-PDM : 9 March 2018), Thomas Gavin Thompson, 23 Mar 1912; citing Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1912 cn 9402, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,856.

“Sudden Death; Rev. Mr. Thomson of Westboro Passed Away Saturday,” The Ottawa Citizen, March 25, 1912, page 7, column 5: “With tragic suddenness Rev. Thos. G. Thomson, pastor of Westboro Presbyterian Church, died Saturday at his residence, Richmond road, Westboro, death being due to an attack of acute indigestion. Up till the moment of the fatal seizure Mr. Thomson seemed to be in his customary health, and was moving about the house as active and bright as usual, when he was seen by Dr. J.S. Nelson, Westboro, who was visiting him in an unprofessional capacity. Soon afterwards Dr. Nelson was hastily summoned back, only to find that Mr. Thomson had succumbed. He is survived by a widow and one son.”

“Rev. Mr. Thomson’s Funeral,” The Ottawa Citizen, March 27, 1912, page 13, columns 6-7:

“Many friends and relatives of the late Rev. Mr. Thomas G. Thompson [sic], pastor of Westboro Presbyterian church, whose death occurred at his residence on Saturday morning, attended the funeral, which was held from [the] family residence at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The late reverend gentleman was well known and very popular, his numerous sterling qualities making him many friends. Interment took place in Beechwood cemetery.

The funeral service was conducted in the church of which the deceased has been pastor. The service was under the auspices of the Ottawa Presbytery, and the members turned out in large numbers. Rev. J.W.H. Milne, with Rev. W.A. Melliray and Rev. Dr. Armstrong officiated at the service.

Rev. R.B. McCrae, a brother-in-law, was also present, and other Presbyterian ministers as well as the local ministers attended. The funeral was held under the auspices of the Masonic order, the members of which turned out in large numbers to pay their last respects to their brother.

The chief mourners were his widow, Mrs. T.G. Thompson, one son, Ross, and Rev. Mr. B.R. McCrae, brother in-in-law of Cranbrook, Huron county. Many words and message of condolence were received by the sorrowing family.”

 

Mary Spence (mother of John Ross Thomson)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-CKP : 3 August 2016), Mary Thomson, Ward 3, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143.

 

John Ross Thomson (husband of Ella Grace Sweet

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-36P : 11 March 2018), John Ross Thomson, 02 Sep 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/07ab46fb-a2e3-4e05-86c5-d1bdd2960082.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278W-X95 : 12 March 2018), John Ross Thomson and Ella Grace Sweet, 28 Apr 1915; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,056,650.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Thomson, John Ross; Regimental Number: 536195; Date of Birth: 02/09/1891; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9648 – 16; Item Number: 264873; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=264873; digitized service file: B9648-S016; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9648-S016.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPX-HL7 : 8 November 2017), John Ross Thomson, 1952;http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/56366f84-c27a-412b-bb60-3ad07d33ff6b.

 

Ida Sweet (daughter of Joseph Sweet)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2LT-TBF : 10 February 2018), Ida Sweet, 15 Sep 1895; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, 15 Sep 1895, reference cn 5547; FHL microfilm 1,846,245.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMXN-FTY : 8 August 2017), Ida Sweet, 15 Sep 1895; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,245.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDP5-JP8 : 9 March 2018), Ida Sweet, 16 Sep 1895; citing Ottawa, Carelton, Ontario, yr 1895 cn 3603, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,697.

 

George Ernest Sweet (son of Joseph Sweet)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-X5H : 18 March 2018), George Sweet in household of Elisebeth Sweet, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFFR : 16 March 2018), George Sweet in entry for Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

1921 Canada Census, George Ernest Sweet in household of Joseph Sweet, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-XW2 : 11 March 2018), George Ernest Sweet and Amy Elizabeth Hearn, 31 Aug 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13750, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,320.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL17-YZ9 : 8 November 2017), George Ernest Sweet, 1977; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d69b32d5-8399-4019-8800-79c54a9d54f0.

 

Amy Elizabeth Hearn (wife of George Ernest Sweet)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8R-XWJ : 11 March 2018), George Ernest Sweet and Amy Elizabeth Hearn, 31 Aug 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13750, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,320.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1K-RNZ : 8 November 2017), Amy Elizabeth Sweet, 1981; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c3c4b3c9-8aa4-4b68-bb30-a95aea85688e.

 

Ethelyn Sweet (daughter of Joseph Sweet)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-X5C : 18 March 2018), Ethel Sweet in household of Elisebeth Sweet, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFFT : 16 March 2018), Ethel Sweet in entry for Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

1921 Canada Census, Ethel Sweet in household of Joseph Sweet, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Rupert Sweet (son of Joseph Sweet)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ14-HJL : 10 August 2017), Rupert Sweet, 06 Aug [sic: September] 1898; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,928,123.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXLC-RZ5 : 9 March 2018), Rupert Sweet, 06 Sep 1898; citing Ottawa- Carleton, Ontario, Canada, yr 1898 cn 3624, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,840.

 

Katherine (Kathleen) Elizabeth Sweet (daughter of Joseph Sweet)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLY-X5Z : 18 March 2018), Cathleen Sweet in household of Elisebeth Sweet, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFFY : 16 March 2018), Katheline Sweet in entry for Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

1921 Canada Census, Kathleen Sweet in household of Joseph Sweet, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD88-DHQ : 11 March 2018), Robert Atkins and Kathleen Elizabeth Sweet, 01 Sep 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,317.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-005461; Kathleen Elizabeth Atkins; date of death: March 10, 1996; place of death: North Vancouver; age at death: 96; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a3b1db76-107d-44c6-93ad-ecbbeb57a124; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5a8f8586-8f79-4525-853d-0c027e01d51c.

 

Robert Atkins (husband of Katherine Elizabeth Sweet)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD88-DH4 : 11 March 2018), Robert Atkins and Kathleen Elizabeth Sweet, 01 Sep 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,317.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1B-MVD : 8 November 2017), Robert Atkins, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/795ba6d6-bd0e-44d9-bc6f-7fe2e24c7e25.

 

Arthur Mortimer Sweet (son of Joseph Sweet)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2YY-JHY : 10 February 2018), Arthur Mortimer Sweet, 15 Dec 1902; citing Carleton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 15 Dec 1902, reference 10981; FHL microfilm 2,130,512.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM6V-Q6T : 9 August 2017), Arthur Mortimer Sweet, 15 Dec 1902; citing Birth, Carleton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,130,512.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-YFFB : 16 March 2018), Arthur Sweet in entry for Joseph Sweet, 1911; citing Census, Carleton Sub-Districts 1-41, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,693.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur Sweet in household of Joseph Sweet, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-G1GV : 8 November 2017), Arthur Mortimer Sweet, 1993; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/28952b95-8306-440c-bd6a-cd099543565f; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/03fc7bed-f053-4d18-80c4-783911b91dee.

 

Pauline Antinock (wife of Arthur Mortimer Sweet)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-001621; Pauline Sweet; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17148; date of death : 1991-01-30; place of death: Vancouver; Age at Death: 92; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f217ff21-6bf1-40d5-a425-f6e40e9f12da; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7dc66ae8-b44d-4d75-b1f9-7729627f0784.

 

Dorothy Agnes King (friend of Sweet family)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBN-MBT : 8 November 2017), Dorothy Agnes King, 1972; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/df27f99c-914f-422e-b959-810b09124e29.