Thomas, Iltyd (1875-1921)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1146.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1146.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 933.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 933.

Iltyd Thomas was a real estate agent. He lived at 2060 Beach Avenue from 1911 to 1915 and at 2062 Beach Avenue from 1916 to 1920.

Iltyd Thomas was born on August 4, 1875, in Colorado, USA.

On January 20, 1900, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he married Gladys Frances Thomas. She was born in England on July 22 (or 17), 1877. Her parents were William Thomas and Isabell Emma Boyd.

Iltyd first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906. He was a clerk, and he was living at 345 West Sixth Avenue.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 608.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 608.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1906 345 West Sixth Avenue
1907 to 1908 1334 Alberni Street
1909 Unnumbered on Green Road (South Vancouver)
1910 Not listed under Vancouver names
1911 to 1916 2060 Beach Avenue
1917 to 1920 2062 Beach Avenue
1921 Not listed under Vancouver names

Iltyd died in Wichita Falls, Texas on May 18, 1921.

Gladys continued to live in Vancouver. From time to time she travelled to eastern Canada to visit with relatives.

The Gazette (Montreal), November 21, 1941, page 17, column 5.

The Gazette (Montreal), November 21, 1941, page 17, column 5.

The Ottawa Journal, March 13, 1946, page 10, column 2.

The Ottawa Journal, March 13, 1946, page 10, column 2.

Gladys died in Victoria, British Columbia on February 12, 1949. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Iltyd and Gladys had the following children.

 

Isobel Muriel Thomas

Isobel Muriel Thomas was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 29, 1900.

In September 1926, in Ottawa, she married Arthur Cecil Montague Davy, who was an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was born in Westmount, Quebec, on October 11, 1902. His parents were Richard Montague Davy and Katharine Josephine Cudlip.

Katherine Davy died in Westmount on June 28, 1933.

Montreal Gazette, June 29, 1933, page 7, column 8 [best available image]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WxcvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QqgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5856%2C3736053. [“Davy—Suddenly, at 642 Vi[ctoria] Avenue, Westmount, on Wednesday afternoon, Katherine Josephine [Davy, be]loved wife of R. Montague Davy. Funeral from the Church o[f St.] Columba, on Friday, June 30th at [. . .] p.m. No flowers by request.”

Montreal Gazette, June 29, 1933, page 7, column 8 [best available image]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WxcvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QqgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5856%2C3736053. [“Davy—Suddenly, at 642 Vi[ctoria] Avenue, Westmount, on Wednesday afternoon, Katherine Josephine [Davy, be]loved wife of R. Montague Davy. Funeral from the Church o[f St.] Columba, on Friday, June 30th at [. . .] p.m. No flowers by request.”

Richard Montague Davy died on January 23, 1946.

The Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 1946, page 9, column 4.

The Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 1946, page 9, column 4.

The Ottawa Citizen, September 7, 1926, page 15, column 3.

The Ottawa Citizen, September 7, 1926, page 15, column 3.

Arthur had a long and distinguished career in the navy. He died in North Saanich, British Columbia on March 2, 1967.

Isabel died in Surrey, British Columbia on January 22, 1990.

 

Hugh Owen Thomas

Hugh Owen Thomas was born in Boulder, Colorado on May 24, 1903.

He worked as an aeronautical engineer.

He married Ursula Pauline Hills.

He died in Victoria, British Columbia on January 28, 1993.

 

Sources

John Thomas (father of Iltyd Thomas)

John Thomas (1826–); Birth: 1826, Llandilo-abercowin, Carmarthenshire, Wales; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

 

Ann (father of Iltyd Thomas)

Ann (1839–); Birth 1839, Llandilo-abercowin, Carmarthenshire, Wales; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

 

Iltyd Thomas

Iltyd Thomas (1874–1921); Birth: 04 08 1874, Colorado, USA; Death: 18 05 1921, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, USA (ancestry.ca).

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-001502; Ildyd [sic] Thomas and Gladys Frances Thomas; place of marriage: Winnipeg; date of marriage: January 20, 1900.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-DJR : 18 March 2018), Hlyd Thomas in household of Owen W Thomas, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5SL : 16 March 2018), I Thomas, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

William Thomas (father of Gladys Frances Thomas)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9H4-7MM : 10 December 2017), William Thomas, Llangyfelach, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Isabel Emma Boyd (mother of Gladys Frances Thomas)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9HH-VPZ : 10 December 2017), Isabel Emma Thomas in household of William Thomas, Llangyfelach, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2L-P48 : 8 November 2017), Isabel Emma Thomas, 1941.

 

Gladys Frances Thomas (wife of Iltyd Thomas)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9HC-DW2 : 10 December 2017), Gladys Frances Thomas in household of William Thomas, Llangyfelach, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-001502; Ildyd [sic] Thomas and Gladys Frances Thomas; place of marriage: Winnipeg; date of marriage: January 20, 1900.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-DJP : 18 March 2018), Glawdys Thomas in household of Owen W Thomas, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5SG : 16 March 2018), Gladys Thomas in entry for I Thomas, 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: Gladys Frances Thomas; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, 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:FL56-WVY : 8 November 2017), Gladys Frances Thomas, 1949.

The Daily Colonist, February 13, 1949, page 23, column 1: “Thomas—Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on February 12, 1949, Gladys Frances Thomas, aged 71 years, widow of Iltyd Thomas. The late Mrs. Thomas was born in Wales and had resided here for 2 ½ years, formerly of Vancouver. She leaves to mourn her loss, one son, Hugh Owen Thomas of 3951 West 24th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Isabel M. Davy of 1532 Regents Place, with whom she resided; four grandchildren, Joanna and Susan Thomas of Vancouver, Richard Thomas and Sylvia Frances Davy of Vitoria; one brother, Owen W. Thomas in Vancouver; one sister, Mrs. Charles Camsell of Ottawa. The remains are resting at McCall Brothers’ Floral Funeral Chapel and will be forwarded on Monday afternoon’s boat to Vancouver, where services will be held on Tuesday and interment made. (Vancouver papers, please copy.)”

Gladys Frances Thomas, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 14, 1949, page 19; Vancouver Sun, February 14, 1949, page 19: “Thomas—On Feb. 11, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Victoria, Gladys Frances Thomas, survived by 1 son, Hugh of Vancouver; 1 daughter, Mrs. A.C.M. Davy, Victoria; 1 sister, Mrs. Charles Camsell, Ottawa; 1 brother, Owen W. Thomas, Vancouver; also 4 grandchildren. Funeral, Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m. from the T. Edwards Co. Memorial Chapel, Granville St. and 10th Ave., Rev. S. E. Higgs officiating. Interment Family Plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Isobel Muriel Thomas (daughter of Iltyd Thomas)

Isobel Muriel Thomas (1900–1990); Birth: 29 11 1900; Death: 22 01 1990, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5S5 : 16 March 2018), Isabel Thomas in entry for I Thomas, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-000615; Isobel Muriel Davy; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17141; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709286; date of death: January 22, 1990; place: Surrey; age at death: 89; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f6922848-4eea-43ef-8cb8-e84b7ed5d9b1; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f712e7a3-757b-458a-8579-4098375199bb.

 

Richard Montague Davy (father of Arthur Cecil Montague Davy)

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia; http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/RichardMontagueDavy-QuebecHistory.htm: “Richard Montague Davy. President and General Manager, Ames, Holden, McCready, Limited, Montreal. Born Stoke Canon, Devonshire, Eng., son of Rev. Wm. Tanner Davy. Educated: St. John’s College, Leatherhead, Eng. Married Katharine J. Cudlip, 1902; has one son. Recreations: Golf, etc. Anglican. Residence: 642 Victoria Ave., Westmount, Que. Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.”

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Davy [Richard Montague Davy]; Religion: Anglican; Event Type: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Date: 1902; Marriage Place: Westmount, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican, Saint Mathias , Episcopal; Spouse: Cudlip.

 

Katharine Josephine Cudlip (mother of Arthur Cecil Montague Davy)

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Cudlip [Katharine Josephine Cudlip]; Religion: Anglican; Event Type: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Date: 1902; Marriage Place: Westmount, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican, Saint Mathias , Episcopal; Spouse: Davy.

Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Katherine Josephine Davy [Katherine Josephine Cudlip]; Religion: Anglican; Event Type: Enterrement (Burial); Death Date: 1933; Burial Date: 1933; Burial Place: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Anglican Saint Columba, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

 

Arthur Cecil Montague Davy (husband of Isobel Muriel Thomas)

Commodore A. C. M. Davy, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 258, page 258, column 1: “Davy, Commodore A.C.M., O.B.E., C.E., F.R.S.A.; Royal Canadian Navy (retired); b. West- [sic], P.Q, 11 Oct. 1902, s. Richard Montague and Katharine Josephine (Cudlip) D.; e. Wesmount, P.Q. Pub. Schs.; “The Grove”, Lakefield, Ont.; Royal Naval Colls. Of Can. (Halifax & Esquimalt), 1917-20; Royal Naval Coll., Greenwich, 1923-24; Royal Naval Engn. Coll, Devonport, 1924-25; Nat. Defence Coll., Kingston, 1948-49; m. Isobel Muriel, d. late Iltyd Thomas, 2 Sept. 1926; children: Richard Thomas, Sylvia Frances; Cadet, R.C.N., 1917-20 and has served in various ranks since then; at the beginning of 2nd World War held post of Dir. of Shipbuilding (when famous Corvette programme was undertaken); Engineer-in-Chief, R.C.N., 1940-1956; mem., Engn. Inst. Of Can.; Inst. Of Mech. Engrs (London); Inst. Of Naval Arch. (London); Inst. Of Marine Engrs. (London); Anglican; recreations: sailing, motoring; Clubs: Royal Vancouver Yacht; Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton; Address: c/o Davy, 4495, Imperial, Burnaby, Vancouver, B.C.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYM-RDM : 8 November 2017), Arthur Cecil Montague Davy, 1967; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ec660a32-d0ca-43ff-a0df-48d3e3e3ff71.

Arthur Cecil Montague Davy, death notice; Victoria Daily Colonist, March 3, 1967, page 22, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19670303#page/n21/mode/1up: “Davy—At his residence, 725 Towner Park Road, North Saanich, B.C., on March 2, 1967, Commander Arthur Cecil Montague Davy, R.C.N. (Ret.), aged 64 years. Born in Montreal and had been a resident of North Saanich for the past 4 years. Survived by his wife, Isabel M., at home, son, Richard Thomas Davy, Vancouver, B.C., daughter, Mrs. G.R. (Sylvia) Gray, Vancouver, B.C., 2 grandchildren, cousin, Mrs. Phyllis Davy, Victoria, B.C., brother-in-law, H.O. Thomas, Sidney, B.C. Arrangements will be announced later by the Sands Funeral Chapel of Roses, Sidney, B.C.”

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 3, 1967, page 22, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19670303#page/n21/mode/1up: “Davy—At his residence, 725 Towner Park Road, North Saanich, B.C., on March 2, 1967, Commander Arthur Cecil Montague Davy, R.C.N. (Ret.), aged 64 years. Born in Montreal and had been a resident of North Saanich for the past 4 years. Survived by his wife, Isabel M., at home, son, Richard Thomas Davy, Vancouver, B.C., daughter, Mrs. G.R. (Sylvia) Gray, Vancouver, B.C., 2 grandchildren, cousin, Mrs. Phyllis Davy, Victoria, B.C., brother-in-law, H.O. Thomas, Sidney, B.C. Arrangements will be announced later by the Sands Funeral Chapel of Roses, Sidney, B.C.”

 

Hugh Owen Thomas (son of Iltyd Thomas)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5SP : 16 March 2018), Hugh W Thomas in entry for I Thomas, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-L7R4 : 8 November 2017), Hugh Owen Thomas, 1993; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1f6c1b8d-4db0-44b7-b369-fd3b1c328dde; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ed1feb8d-71c8-4449-9b31-dac3b24f116f.

 

Douglas Leslie Bunt (husband of Ursula Pauline Hill)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-SVR : 8 November 2017), Douglas Leslie Bunt, 1967; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/34e4746a-1714-453a-8ef8-7c2769c68e3f.

 

Owen William Thomas (brother of Gladys Frances Thomas)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H9HC-3PZ : 10 December 2017), Owen William Thomas in household of William Thomas, Llangyfelach, Glamorganshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Glamorganshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-DJG : 18 March 2018), Owen W Thomas, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Isabell Lucy Thomas (sister of Gladys Frances Thomas)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-DJ5 : 18 March 2018), Iscbele D Thomas in household of Owen W Thomas, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Charles Camsell (husband of Isabell Lucy Thomas)

Charles Camsell, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Camsell

Charles Camsell, 1876–1958, Natural Resources Canada, https://web.archive.org/web/20100203041213/http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/com/deptmini/traipion/charlescamsell-eng.php.