Thirkell, Leonard William (1866-1942)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 871.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 871.

 

Leonard William Thirkell was a clerk at Spencer’s department store. He lived at 1869 Pendrell Street in 1919 and at 2065 Beach Avenue from 1926 to 1928.

 

Family Background

Leonard William Thirkell was born on September 24, 1866 in Nun Appleton, Yorkshire, England. His parents were William Thirkell (1839-1915) and Rachel (or Rachael) Ann Lancaster (1843-1934).

William Thirkell was a blacksmith. He died on July 9, 1915.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: William Thirkell; Death Date: 9 Jul 1915; Death Place: Yorkshire, England; Probate Date: 14 Sep 1915; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: William Thirkell; Death Date: 9 Jul 1915; Death Place: Yorkshire, England; Probate Date: 14 Sep 1915; Registry: London, England.

Rachael Ann Thirkell died on January 25, 1934.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Rachael Ann Thirkell; Death Date: 25 Jan 1934; Death Place: Yorkshire, England; Probate Date: 27 Jun 1934; Registry: York, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Rachael Ann Thirkell; Death Date: 25 Jan 1934; Death Place: Yorkshire, England; Probate Date: 27 Jun 1934; Registry: York, England.

 

Life in England

Leonard was living with his parents in 1871.

In 1881, he was a student; he was staying with the family of his uncle, James Howlett, in Darlington, Durham.

In 1890, in Darlington, Leonard married Margaret Alice Raine. She was born in Ravenstonedale, Westmoreland, England, on March 11, 1867. Her parents were William Raine and Annie Watson.

In 1901, Leonard and Margaret were living in Middleton St George, Yorkshire. Leonard was a draper.

In 1911, they were in Darlington, Durham. Leonard was a draper dealer.

 

Travel to Canada

In 1911 the Thirkell family moved to Canada.

Leonard first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913. He was living at 909 East 16th Avenue and he was a clerk at Spencer’s department store.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1913 909 East 16th Avenue
1914 to 1918 1256 East 11th Avenue
1919 1869 Pendrell Street
1920 to 1924 Number 203, 1154 Gilford Street (Sylvia Court)
1925 1749 Robson Street
1926 to 1928 2065 Beach Avenue
1929 Number 203, 1154 Gilford Street (Sylvia Court)
1930 Number 606, 1154 Gilford Street (Sylvia Court)
1931 to 1942 2690 Bellevue, West Vancouver

In 1913, Leonard built a house at 1256 East 11th Avenue.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 17, 1913, page 14, columns 4-6 (selected portions).

Vancouver Daily World, May 17, 1913, page 14, columns 4-6 (selected portions).

 

In 1920, Leonard and Margaret were living in Sylvia Court, 1154 Gilford Street.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 1, 1920, page 6, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, September 1, 1920, page 6, column 2.

 

Leonard and Margaret lived in the Vancouver area until the 1940s. Leonard was a salesman and manager at Spencer’s until he retired at the end of the 1930s.

Leonard died in Vancouver on November 12, 1942. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

 

Margaret died in Vancouver on February 11, 1947. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1947, page 15, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1947, page 15, column 2.

 

Leonard and Margaret had the following children.

 

Vernon Raine Thirkell

Vernon Raine Thirkell was born in Darlington, Durham on April 12, 1892.

He worked as an assayer in the Dominion Assay Office.

On July 7, 1914, in Vancouver, he married Florence Ann Rayner. She was born on May 18, 1886 in Darlington, Durham. Her parents were Thomas Rayner and Mary Bell Harrison. (This marriage ended in divorce in New Westminster, British Columbia on June 18, 1937. Florence died in Vancouver on December 9, 1943. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.)

On November 7, 1914, in Vancouver, Vernon signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He served in France until he was buried and wounded as a result of a shell explosion. After spending several months in England, he was discharged from the military forces on April 30, 1918, as medically unfit to serve.

He later married Edith Mary Hutson. She was born in China on June 22, 1904. Her parents were James Hutson and Mary Amelia Widgery.

Vernon died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on October 10, 1978.

Edith died in North Vancouver on April 1, 1995.

 

William Lancaster Thirkell

William Lancaster Thirkell was born in Darlington, Durham in 1895. He died later in 1895.

 

Leonard Victor Thirkell

Leonard Victor Thirkell was born in Darlington, Durham, England, on May 25, 1897.

He worked as commercial traveller.

On September 9, 1915, in Vancouver, he signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He served with the Third Battalion of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He was discharged on March 29, 1919, under the demobilization at the end of the war.

On October 30, 1919, in Vancouver, he married Mabel Elizabeth Jayne, who was a stenographer. She was born on March 8, 1899 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Her parents were Frank W. Jayne and Rilla Wilcox.

In 1947, Leonard was living in Portland, Oregon. He was still in Portland on March 23, 1953, when he applied to become a naturalized United States citizen.

Leonard and Mabel were divorced in Los Angeles, California in June 1966. On October 25, 1969, in Los Angeles, Mabel married George T. Wallace. Mabel died on August 23, 2003.

On July 23, 1967, in Los Angeles, Leonard married Thelma W. Weeks, who was born about 1917.

Leonard died in Los Angeles on January 21, 1971.

It appears that Thelma married Royal J. Gibson in Los Angeles on February 24, 1973.

 

Ida Margaret Thirkell

Ida Margaret Thirkell was born in Durham, England on July 7, 1903.

She worked as a clerk for Canadian General Electric.

On August 2, 1923, she married David Ashley Smith, who was a salesman. He was born in Vancouver on May 8, 1901. His parents were James Arthur Smith (1864-1958) and Catherine Hine (born about 1868). (The Smith family lived at 1819 Robson Street in 1911 and 1912.)

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1923, page 7, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1923, page 7, column 7.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 26, 1923, page 7, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, September 26, 1923, page 7, column 5.

 

David died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on March 7, 1973.

Ida died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on May 13, 1995.

 

Annie Eileen Thirkell

Annie Eileen Thirkell was born in Durham, England on May 16, 1908.

She died in Vancouver on May 25, 1929.

 

Sources

William Thirkell (father of Leonard William Thirkell)

Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: William Thirkell; Gender: Male; Baptism Date: 4 Aug 1839; Baptism Place: Parochial Chaperlry, Barnard-Castle, Durham, England; Father: Robert Thirkell; Mother: Ann; FHL Film Number: 1894205.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBZD-RML : 10 December 2017), William Thirkell, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27B-P56R : 12 December 2017), William Thirkell, Middleton-Tyas With Kneeton, Yorkshire,Yorkshire North Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 4880/83, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,355.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7T4G-SZM : 12 December 2017), William Thirkell, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding) county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSS4-8MQ : 8 April 2016), William Thirkell, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Richmond subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7P1-RQJ : 3 August 2017), William Thirkell, Middleton Tyas, Middleton Tyas S O, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JWD-J4P : 31 December 2014), William Thirkell, 1915; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Richmond (Yorkshire), Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Rachel Ann Lancaster (mother of Leonard William Thirkell)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBZD-RMG : 10 December 2017), Rachel Thirkell in entry for William Thirkell, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27B-P5XK : 12 December 2017), Rachel Ann Thirkell in household of William Thirkell, Middleton-Tyas With Kneeton, Yorkshire,Yorkshire North Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 4880/83, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,355.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7T4G-36Z : 12 December 2017), Rachel Thirkell in household of William Thirkell, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSS4-8M7 : 8 April 2016), Rachel Ann Thirkell in household of William Thirkell, Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Richmond subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7P1-RQV : 3 August 2017), Rachel Thirkell in household of William Thirkell, Middleton Tyas, Middleton Tyas S O, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-FGRG : 13 December 2015), Rachel A Thirkell, 1934; Burial, Middleton Tyas, Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, England, St Michael & All Angels Churchyard; citing record ID 125063036, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125063036: “Rachel A Thirkell; Birth: unknown; Death: 25 Jan 1934; Burial: St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Middleton Tyas, Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, England; Memorial ID: 125063036.”

 

Leonard William Thirkell

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XSZ-1Z8 : 1 October 2014), Leonard W Thirkel, 1866; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Bramham, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBZD-RM5 : 10 December 2017), Leonard Thirkell in entry for William Thirkell, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27B-55XP : 12 December 2017), Leonard Thirkell in household of James Howlett, Darlington, Durham, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 9, Piece/Folio 4887/88, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,356.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DCV-6P1 : 13 December 2014), Leonard William Thirrell, 1890; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1890, quarter 1, vol. 10A, p. 37, Darlington, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSS4-5MN : 8 April 2016), Leonard Wm Thirkell, Middleton St George, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hurworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWHH-B33 : 3 August 2017), Leonard William Thirkell, Darlington, Skinnergate Darlington, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1921 Canada Census, Leonard Thirkell [indexed as Leonard Thickett];  Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. 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:FLGY-72N : 8 November 2017), Leonard William Thirkell, 1942.

 

William Raine (father of Margaret Alice Raine)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD8M-9ZW : 12 December 2017), William Raine, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q271-XMT5 : 12 December 2017), William Raine, Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 4988/60, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,381.

 

Annie Watson (mother of Margaret Alice Raine)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD8M-9Z4 : 12 December 2017), Margaret A Raine in entry for William Raine, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q271-XMBV : 12 December 2017), Margaret J Raine in household of William Raine, Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 4988/60, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,381.

 

Margaret Alice Raine (wife of Leonard William Thirkell)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X3B-PPJ : 1 October 2014), Margaret Alice Raine, 1867; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, East Ward, Westmorland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JS3C-VX1 : 11 February 2018, Margaret Alice Raine, ); citing item 7 p 36, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,657,403.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD8M-9Z8 : 12 December 2017), Margaret A Raine in entry for William Raine, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q271-XM1G : 12 December 2017), Margaret A Raine in household of William Raine, Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 4988/60, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,381.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DCJ-151 : 13 December 2014), Margaret Alice Raine, 1890; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1890, quarter 1, vol. 10A, p. 37, Darlington, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSS4-5MJ : 8 April 2016), Margaret Alice Thirkell in household of Leonard Wm Thirkell, Middleton St George, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hurworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWHH-B3Q : 3 August 2017), Margaret Alice Thirkell in household of Leonard William Thirkell, Darlington, Skinnergate Darlington, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1921 Canada Census, Margaret Thirkell [indexed as Margaret Thickett] in household of Leonard Thirkell [indexed as Leonard Thickett];  Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. 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:FLRX-Y5Q : 8 November 2017), Margaret Alice Thirkell, 1947.

 

Vernon Raine Thirkell (son of Leonard William Thirkell)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FMH-DN6 : 1 October 2014), Vernon Raine Thirkell, 1892; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Darlington, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSS4-5MK : 8 April 2016), Vernon Raine Thirkell, Middleton St George, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hurworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWHH-B37 : 3 August 2017), Vernon Raine Thirkell in household of Leonard William Thirkell, Darlington, Skinnergate Darlington, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL9-FMX : 11 March 2018), Vernon Thirkell, Apr 1911; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4740, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-LVW : 11 March 2018), Vernon Raine Thirkell and Florence Ann Raynes [sic], 07 Jul 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706. [Marriage dissolved at New Westminster, B.C. on June 18, 1937. File No. D.C.O. 1062.]

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Thirkell, Vernon Raine; Regimental Number: 75616; Date of Birth: 12/04/1892; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9596 – 15; Item Number: 275126; 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=275126; digitized service file: B9596-S015; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9596-S015.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL14-SJW : 8 November 2017), Vernon Raine Thirkell, 1978.

 

Florence Ann Rayner (wife of Vernon Raine Thirkell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-LV3 : 11 March 2018), Vernon Raine Thirkell and Florence Ann Raynes [sic], 07 Jul 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706. [Marriage dissolved at New Westminster, B.C. on June 18, 1937. File No. D.C.O. 1062.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2P-77J : 8 November 2017), Florence Ann Thirkell, 1943.

 

Edith Mary Hutson (wife of Vernon Raine Thirkell)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1995-09-007696; Edith Mary Thirkell; date of death: April 1, 1995; place of death: North Vancouver; Age at Death: 90; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0fe0a4a2-746e-45c1-87f5-eb6fb2b93f90; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5dbe9982-28c5-4fe1-a3ec-3effa3d4d56d.

 

William Lancaster Thirkell (son of Leonard William Thirkell)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXZT-3XP : 10 February 2018, William Lancaster Thirkell, ); citing – 2:30SC9XF, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,514,655.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F3Y-1FC : 1 October 2014), William Lancaster Thirkell, 1895; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Darlington, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NB1W-68Z : 10 February 2018, William Lancaster Thirkell, ); citing It.1 p78, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,514,655.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9LY-CH7 : 10 February 2018, William Lancaster Thirkell, ); citing v 1 p 78, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,514,655.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JPH-XH6 : 31 December 2014), William Lancaster Thirkell, 1895; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Darlington, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Leonard Victor Thirkell (son of Leonard William Thirkell)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7FR-M8X : 10 February 2018, Leonard Victor Thirkell, ); citing It.1 p83, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,514,655.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSS4-5M2 : 8 April 2016), Leonard Victor Thirkell in household of Vernon Raine Thirkell, Middleton St George, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hurworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWHH-B3W : 3 August 2017), Leonard Victor Thirkell in household of Leonard William Thirkell, Darlington, Skinnergate Darlington, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Thirkell, Leonard Victor; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 129064; Date of Birth: 25/05/1897; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9596 – 14; Item Number: 275125; 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=275125; Digitized service file: B9596-S014: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9596-S014.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H22-PY1 : 11 March 2018), Leonard Victor Thirkell, Mar 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14794, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-DGN : 11 March 2018), Leonard Victor Thirkell and Mabel Elizabeth Jayne, 30 Oct 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

Ancestry.com. Oregon, Naturalization Records 1865-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Leonard Victor Thirkell; Gender: Male; Petition Age:   55; Record Type: Petition; Birth Date: 25 May 1897; Birth Place: Darlington, Durham, England; Arrival date: 20 Jun 1946; Arrival Place: Seattle, Washington; Residence Place: Portland, Oregon; Petition Date: 23 Mar 1953; Petition Place: Oregon, USA; Spouse:        Mabel Elizabeth Thirkell; Petition Number: 24540.

Ancestry.com. California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Name: Leonard V Thirkell; Spouse Name: Mabel E Jayne; Location: Los Angeles City; Date: Jun 1966.

“California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPRF-P1Z : 15 May 2014), Mabel E Jayne and Leonard V Thirkell, Jun 1966; from “California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V68J-DL2 : 27 November 2014), Leonard V Thirkell and Thelma W Weeks, 23 Jul 1967; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHX-NGW : 26 November 2014), Leonard V Thirkell, 21 Jan 1971; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Mabel Elizabeth Jayne (wife of Leonard Victor Thirkell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-DG6 : 11 March 2018), Leonard Victor Thirkell and Mabel Elizabeth Jayne, 30 Oct 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPRF-P1C : 15 May 2014), Mabel E Jayne and Leonard V Thirkell, Jun 1966; from “California Divorce Index, 1966-1984,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6LC-GW6 : 27 November 2014), George T Wallace and Mabel E Thirkell, 25 Oct 1969; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V66P-CWH : 27 November 2014), George T Wallace and Mabel E Jayne, 25 Oct 1969; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J584-Y29 : 20 May 2014), Mabel E Wallace, 23 Aug 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Thelma W. Weeks (wife of Leonard Victor Thirkell)

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V68J-DLK : 27 November 2014), Leonard V Thirkell and Thelma W Weeks, 23 Jul 1967; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6KC-R4Y : 27 November 2014), Royal J Gibson and Thelma W Thirkell, 24 Feb 1973; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

 

George T. Wallace (husband of Mabel Elizabeth Jayne)

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6LC-GWX : 27 November 2014), George T Wallace and Mabel E Thirkell, 25 Oct 1969; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V66P-CW4 : 27 November 2014), George T Wallace and Mabel E Jayne, 25 Oct 1969; from “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Ida Margaret Thirkell (daughter of Leonard William Thirkell)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FDH-CGZ : 1 October 2014), Ida Margaret Thirkell, 1903; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Darlington, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWHH-RB6 : 3 August 2017), Ida Margaret Thirkell in household of Eugene Carter Tomkins, Middleton St George, , Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1921 Canada Census, Ida A Thirkell [indexed as Ida A Thickett] in household of Leonard Thirkell [indexed as Leonard Thickett];  Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. 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:JD8S-BWP : 11 March 2018), David Ashley Smith and Ida Margaret Thirkell, 02 Aug 1923; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,227.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1995-09-010277; Ida Margaret Smith; date of death: May 13, 1995; place of death: West Vancouver; age at death: 91; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0bd8fc0c-7f31-402c-8f58-e1d621fa8c43; medical certificate of death; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7c18649a-7d55-4e10-bd1e-4b47fd67d724.

 

David Ashley Smith (husband of Ida Margaret Thirkell)

David Ashley Smith (1901–1973); Birth: 8 MAY 1901, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 7 MARCH 1973, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-417447; David Ashley Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13911; GSU Microfilm Number: 2116338; date of birth: May 8, 1901; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/754b2655-5574-48ea-9352-30df7cf93608.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MK1S : 16 March 2018), David Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, David Smith in household of James A Smith, 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:JD8S-BWT : 11 March 2018), David Ashley Smith and Ida Margaret Thirkell, 02 Aug 1923; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,227.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB3-35B : 8 November 2017), David Ashley Smith, 1973.

 

Annie Eileen Thirkell (daughter of Leonard William Thirkell)

1921 Canada Census, Annie Thirkell [indexed as Annie Thickett] in household of Leonard Thirkell [indexed as Leonard Thickett];  Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. 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:FLK2-S5X : 8 November 2017), Annie Eileen Thirkell, 1929.