Thompson, William Edmund (1858-1928)

William Edmund Thompson was a lawyer and a real estate and mining agent. He lived at 821 Denman Street from about 1899 to 1906.

 

Vancouver Province, October 6, 1899, page 8, column 1.

 

Family Background

William Edmund Thompson was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 3, 1858. His parents were Philip Nairn Thompson (1817-1887) and Louisa Perkins (about 1825-1875).

Philip Nairn Thompson was from Newcastle, Northumberland in England. He came to the Ottawa area about 1838, where he operated a flour mill and a sawmill. He was later a local director of the Bank of Commerce, and he owned large timber limits on the Gatineau River.

Philip’s wife, Louisa, died on December 7, 1875. She was buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Ottawa Daily Citizen, December 8, 1875, page 1, column 5.

 

On June 21, 1877, Philip married Elizabeth Hunton. She was born in Montreal as Elizabeth Johnson. Her parents were George and Jane Johnston (or Johnson). Elizabeth had been married to William Hunton, who died in Ottawa on July 5, 1871.

 

Ottawa Daily Citizen, July 6, 1871, page 2, column 5.

 

Philip died on April 2, 1887; he was buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

 

Montreal Gazette, April 5, 1887, page 1, column 4.

 

Ottawa Journal, April 4, 1887, page 1, column 5.

 

Elizabeth died in Ottawa on July 4, 1888.

 

Ottawa Daily Citizen, July 5, 1888, page 4, column 5.

 

William’s Early Life

William Edmund Thompson’s education included classes at University College in Toronto, where he was a student in 1881-1882.

On November 19, 1888, he was called to the bar in Ontario.

 

Marriage to Bertha Grantham

On May 2, 1893, in Toronto, Ontario, William married Bertha Eveleen Grantham. She was born on March 1, 1874 in Jersey, Channel Islands. Her parents were Charles Henry Grantham (1849-1908) and Sarah Eveleen Myles (1849-1925).

 

Toronto Globe, May 5, 1908, page 12, column 7 [best available copy].

Toronto Globe, May 5, 1908; page 5, column 2.

 

Sarah Grantham died on January 7, 1925.

 

Toronto Globe, January 8, 1925, page 10, column 2.

 

On December 17, 1895, William and Bertha’s only child, Gertrude Eveleen Thompson, was born in Toronto.

 

To Vancouver

By 1898, William had become a lawyer in Vancouver. The 1898 BC Voters list showed him at 504 Howe Street, along with his brothers Charles Albert Thompson (customs officer; 1862-1917) and Philip Nairn Thompson (gentleman; 1853-1934).

In 1900, William was still a lawyer; he was also a mining and real estate agent.

By 1906, William’s and Bertha’s marriage was ending. In 1907, Bertha hired Nevada lawyers to sue William for divorce on the grounds of desertion and cruelty.

 

Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada), November 26, 1907, page 5, column 6.

 

On August 14, 1910, in Vancouver, Bertha married Charles Stephen Vaughan Branch, who was the local manager of the Sun Life Assurance Co. Charles was born on October 12, 1871 in Montserratt, British West Indies [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat]. [Note: the 1908 death notice for Bertha’s father, Charles Grantham, referred to Bertha as “Mrs. Branch,” even though Bertha’s marriage was not until 1910. Immigration documents from 1908 also called her “Bertha Branch.”]

Charles Branch died on January 12, 1957, in San Diego, California.

Bertha died in San Diego on November 2, 1963.

 

William’s Marriage to Maude Templeton

On April 21, 1910, in London, England, William married Maude Templeton Baxter, who was the widow of Alexander Jardine Baxter.

 

Vancouver Province, April 21, 1910, page 5, column 4.

 

Maude was born October 8, 1881, in Belleville, Ontario. Her parents were William Templeton (1853-1898) and Clementina Hawley (1860-1943). William Templeton was the  mayor of Vancouver in 1897; he died in 1898, shortly after he failed to be re-elected as mayor. In 1906, Clementina married Charles Parsons in Vancouver.

On December 31, 1903, in Vancouver, Maude married Alexander Jardine Baxter. He was a former sports writer who was the secretary of the Vancouver Tourist Association.

 

Vancouver Province, December 31, 1903, page 3, column 5.

 

Alexander died of abdominal tuberculosis on March 15, 1905, while he was visiting his parents in Thessalon, Ontario.

 

To California

William and Maude moved to California about 1910. They lived at 414 South Manhattan Place in Los Angeles. William worked as a real estate broker.

William died of cancer in Los Angeles on January 14, 1928. He was buried on May 18, 1928, in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

 

Vancouver Province, January 12, 1928, page 1, column 4.

[Note: The obituary above states that William built the Thompson block just west of the Standard Bank Building, at the southwest corner of Hastings Street and Richards Street. This seems unlikely, since the building west of the Standard Bank Building was the “Innes-Thompson Block,” which dated from about 1890. William did not arrive in Vancouver until about 1898. However, William’s brother, Philip Nairn Thompson (1853-1934), was in Vancouver by about 1889 or 1890, so he may have been associated with the building on Hastings Street.]

 

See Innes-Thompson Block – West Hastings Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/innes-thompson-block-west-hastings-street/ and Thompson-Ogle Building – West Hastings Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/thompson-ogle-building-west-hastings-street/.]

 

Vancouver Province, January 13, 1928, page 21, column 2.

 

Ottawa Citizen, January 13, 1928, page 10, column 3.

 

William’s ashes were buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

 

Ancestry.com. Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: William Edmund Thompson; Birth Date: abt 1860; Birth Location: Ottawa, Ontario; Gender: Male; Death Date: 14 Jan 1928; Age: 68; Parent(s): Phillip and Louisa Thompson; Ledger: 1921 – 1954.

Maude died in Vancouver on April 15, 1966.

 

Vancouver Province, April 22, 1966, page 33, column 2.

 

William and Bertha had one child.

 

Gertrude Eveleen Thompson

Gertrude was born in Toronto, Ontario, on December 17, 1895.

 

Ottawa Journal, December 19, 1895, page 7, column 6.

 

On September 8, 1915, in Montreal, Quebec, she married Gordon William Bell. He was born in Westmount, Quebec on April 15, 1891.

 

Ancestry.com. Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Drouin Collection; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Name: Gertrude Eveleen Thompson; Event Type: Mariage (Marriage); Marriage Date: 1915; Marriage Place: Montréal, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Presbyterian Saint Paul; Spouse: William Bell.

 

Gordon served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, and he was later a merchant in Montreal.

In 1925, Gertrude sued Gordon for a separation of property.

 

Quebec Official Gazette, March 21, 1925, pages 1055-1056; http://collections2.banq.qc.ca/jrn03/goq/src/1925/03/21/116644_1925-03-21.pdf.

 

In 1931, Gertrude obtained a Nevada divorce from Gordon.

 

Decrees Granted, Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada), July 20, 1931, page 2, column 3.

 

In 1953, Gertrude was living with her mother in San Diego, California. The directory described Gertrude as Gordon’s widow.

 

San Diego, California, City Directory, 1953-1954, page 70, column 1.

 

San Diego, California, City Directory, 1953-1954, page 97, column 1 [edited image].

Gertrude died in San Diego on August 18, 1973.

 

Other Thompson relatives in Vancouver

William had several siblings who lived in Vancouver for a time.

 

Philip Nairn Thompson

Philip Nairn Thompson was born in Ottawa on November 11, 1853.

He did not marry.

He died in Vancouver on April 11, 1934.

 

Ottawa Journal, April 20, 1934, page 11, column 3.

 

Robert Thompson (brother of William Edmund Thompson)

Robert Thompson was born in Ontario on March 29, 1857.

He married Maggie McConnell in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 2, 1880. Maggie was born about 1860. Her parents were Richard and Harriet McConnell.

Robert died in Vancouver on May 23, 1904.

 

Vancouver Province, May 23, 1904, page 1, column 1.

 

Vancouver Province, May 25, 1904, page 1, column 2.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 23, 1904, page 1, column 3.

 

Lilian Alberta Thompson

Lilian Alberta Thompson was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 5, 1861.

On September 1, 1881, in Ottawa, she married Charles Augustus Moore.

Lilian died in Vancouver on May 29, 1938.

 

Vancouver Province, May 30, 1938, page 17, column 2.

 

Charles Albert Thompson

Charles Albert Thompson was born in Ottawa, Ontario on November 13, 1862.

On July 14, 1886, in Ottawa, he married Marian Bell Veitch.

On June 11, 1913, in Vancouver, he married Anna Belle Rockwood.

Charles died in Vancouver on September 15, 1917.

 

Vancouver Province, September 17, 1917, page 15, column 3.

 

Sources

Philip Nairn Thompson (father of William Edmund Thompson)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NDVB-PH3 : accessed 23 Jul 2013), Philip Nairn Thompson, 12 Oct 1817.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQ7Q-1FX : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Philip Thompson, 1861; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391538_00342.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMNN-GJL : accessed 28 Jul 2013), Philip Nain Thompson and Elizabeth Hunton, 1877.

Carleton Co., 1877, part 1, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/carl77.htm, marriage of Philip Nairn Thompson and Elizabeth Hueston, 1778-77.

“Thompson Street,” Ottawa, http://www.ottawagraphy.ca/hprojstname/thompson-street

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JNLN-365 : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Philip Thompson, 1887.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKM-DYLC : 14 December 2017), Philip Nairn Thompson, ; Burial, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery; citing record ID 183456325, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183456325: “Philip Nairn Thompson; Birth: 1817, Newcastle, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England; Death: 2 Apr 1887 (aged 69–70), Bruce County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Plot:Section 50; Memorial ID: 183456325.”

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, “Thompson, Philip Nairn,” Beechwood Burial Register (1873-1900), OT-90-05.

Philip N. Thompson, http://canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=338254.

 

Louisa Perkins (mother of William Edmund Thompson)

Find A Grave; Louisa Perkins Thompson; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197793581: “Louisa Perkins Thompson; Birth: 23 Sep 1825, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA; Death: 6 Dec 1875 (aged 50), Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 197793581.”

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, “Thompson, Louisa Perkins,” Beechwood Burial Register (1873-1900), OT-90-05.

Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa Ontario, CD-ROM, ISBN 0-7779-1506-5, Ontario Genealogical Society, Ottawa Branch, 2000.

 

Elizabeth Johnson (Hunton) (Thompson) (wife of Philip Nairn Thompson)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7B-SL11 : 21 June 2017), Elizabeth Johnson Thompson, 1888; Burial, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery; citing record ID 179798534, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179798534: “Elizabeth Johnson Thompson; Birth: unknown, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada; Death: 4 Jul 1888, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 179798534. Daughter of George & Jane Johnston. According to her burial and 2nd marriage register her last name was spelt Johnston. Born abt. 1828 in Montreal, according to family research. Elizabeth was married at least once before to William Hunton, between 1850 & 1852. D.O.M. – (2nd) – June 2, 1877, Christ Church, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ont., to Philip Nairn Thompson, widower. Confirmed on Ont. Vital Stats.”

 

William Hunton (husband of Elizabeth Johnson)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK75-PR4 : 23 October 2018), William Hunton, 1871.

Find A Grave, William Hunton; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179740474: “William Hunton; Birth: 1817, Barnsley, Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England; Death: 5 Jul 1871 (aged 53–54), Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: place of burial unknown at this time; Memorial ID: 179740474.”

 

William Edmund Thompson

Calendar, University College, Toronto, 1881-1882, page 64: Matriculated Students in Attendance, During 1881-1882: Thompson, William Edmund.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVF3-WZ3 : accessed 30 Jul 2013), Wm. Thomson, St-John’s Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada. [H.E. Crawford and E.R. Carroll were also in this household. Horace Edgar Crawford (1858-1903) was a lawyer who moved to Manitoba in the late 1880s: Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/crawford_he.shtml]

Canada Law Journal, (1889), Vol. 25 (New Series), page 42, http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?men_tab=srchresults&handle=hein.journals/canljtns25&id=50&size=2&collection=journals&terms=WilliamEdmund Thompson&termtype=phrase&set_as_cursor=0. “Law Society of Upper Canada, Michaelmas Term, 1888, November 19: “During this term the following gentlemen were called to the Bar . . . William Edmund Thompson.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWGT-5ZN : accessed 30 Jul 2013), Wm E Thompson, York West, York West, Ontario, Canada.; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/jpg/30953_148183-00077.jpg

Jones v. Miller, (1893) 24 Ontario Reports, page 268 at page 271, http://archive.org/stream/ontarioreportsc19justgoog#page/n309/mode/1up. William Edmund Thompson was one of several people who owned some land. The land owners arranged to acquire shares in a company that was about to be incorporated, and to transfer the land to the company instead of paying cash for the shares. The landowners had acquired the land for much less than the price that the company was to pay. The court concluded that the shares were fully paid up. [It is not clear that this is the same William Edmund Thompson, but it is possible.]

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMK9-RFT : accessed 04 Jul 2013), William Edmund Thompson and Bertha Eveleen Grantham, 1893.

Toronto Globe, May 3, 1893, page 8, “Wedding at St. Simon’s. Miss Bertha Grantham, eldest daughter of Mr. C.H. Grantham of 621 Church street, was married yesterday afternoon at S. Simon’s church to Mr. W.J. [sic] Thompson, barrister. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T.C. Street Macklem. The bride was attended by Miss Shanklin and Miss Laing and the broom by Mr. A.M. Grantham and Dr. Simpson of Lindsay. The wedding presents included a pendant from Mr. Philip Thompson of Vancouver, brother of the groom, a bracelet of diamonds and pearls from Mrs. C.L. Gibbs of Ottawa and a diamong [sic] ring from Dr. Simpson. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will spend about a year in a tour through the United States.”

1898 BC Voters List: Thompson, William Edmund, 504 Howe St, Barrister, Van; Thompson, Charles Albert, 504 Howe St, Customs officer, Van; Thompson, Philip Nairn, 504 Howe St, Gentleman, Van.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-V3R : accessed 30 Jul 2013), Wm E Thompson, 1901.

1901 Canada Census, BC Burrard (#1), Subdistrict: Vancouver (City/Cité) D-2, page 4 http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36129&highlight=5&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Wm.+E.+Thompson

Vancouver Voters, 1886, page 684, William Templeton. “Maud Templeton, b. 7 October 1881 in Ontario, married W.E. Thompson, died 14 April 1966, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DX7-BBD : 13 December 2014), William Edmund Thompson, 1910; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1910, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 126, Paddington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHQJ-M4F : accessed 24 Jul 2013), William E Thompson, 1920.

Southwest Blue Book, 1923 – 1924, Lenora H. King, Editor and Publisher, Copyright 1923; Printed Oct., 1923, Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. William Edmund (Maude Templeton); 414 S. Manhattan Pl.; Tel. 56490; Club: Women’s Athletic, http://theusgenweb.org/ca/losangeles/BlueBookData/Southwest_Blue_Book_Members_T.htm

British Columbia, Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files, GR-1415, Microfilm: B08748; Thompson, William Edmund: Probate file: P – 12979.

Ottawa, Ontario, Beechwood Cemetery Register, 1873-1990, page 141, no. 22295: William Edmund Thompson, born Ottawa, Ontario; Address: 414 South Manhattan Place, Los Angeles, USA; Occupation: barrister: Age 68 years, 3 months, 11 days. Died January 14, 1928. Cause of death: carcinoma.

Find A Grave, William Templeton,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=templeton&GSfn=william&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=8503452&df=all&

Find A Grave, Charles Parsons, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=parsons&GSfn=charles&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=10&GSob=n&GRid=26267819&df=all&

Find A Grave, Clementina Passions [sic], http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=passons&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=26267818&df=all&

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V9YF-N22 : accessed 30 Jul 2013), Maude Thompson, 15 April 1966. [If this is the correct person, the birthdate appears as July 28, 1881, not October 7, 1881.]

 

 

Bertha Eveleen Grantham (Thompson) (Branch) (wife of William Edmund Thompson)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ4F-4M5 : accessed 04 Jul 2013), B A Grantham in entry for C H Grantham, 1881.

1898 BC Voters, Branch, Charles Stephen Vaughan, 1100 Haro St, Manager, Sun Life A., Van.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-S4V : accessed 23 Jul 2013), Charles S V Branch in entry for Joseph Fitzgerld, 1901.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDBV-WQH : accessed 28 Jul 2013), Charles Hany Grantham, 1908.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JXPP-ZT1 : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Bertha E. Branch, 14 Aug 1908; citing Morro Castle, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JXR2-G32 : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Bertha E. Branch, 29 Jan 1909; citing Morro Castle, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Charles Stephen Vaughn Branch and Bertha Evelyn Thompson (Grantham): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=16ae01de-78ba-459d-88bc-9afeded9dfa2

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG3Y-QDS : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Stephen V Branch, 1910.

New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6N2-ZWL : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Bertha E. Branch, 20 Nov 1921; citing Toloa, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPDR-6YN : accessed 23 Jul 2013), Charles Stephenvaugh Branch, 1957.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGT2-Q7C : accessed 23 Jul 2013), Bertha E Branch, 1963.

 

Maude Templeton (wife of William Edmund Thompson)

William Templeton (mayor), Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Templeton_(mayor).

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LZ7 : 3 August 2016), Maud Templeton, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-NBT : 18 March 2018), Maud S Templeton in household of William A Templeton, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8B-B53 : 11 March 2018), Alexander Jardine Baxter and Maud Templeton, 31 Dec 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DXS-7WG : 13 December 2014), Maud Templeton Baxter, 1910; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1910, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 126, Paddington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTT-T4B : accessed 30 Jul 2013), Maud T Thompson, 1966.

Vancouver Province, April 22, 1966, page 33: “Thompson, Maude “T”, passed away April 15, 1966, in hospital, late of 1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver. Survived by her brother, Edwin, California. Private graveside service was held Wednesday, April 20, with Rev. F.G. S. Denis officiating. Center & Hanna, directors.”

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1966, page 47, death notice, “Thompson, Maude “T” [same as notice in Vancouver Province, April 22, 1966, page 33, above.]

Mountain View Burials, Thompson, Maud: OLD/4/01/*/1424

Find A Grave, Maud Thompson, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=thompson&GSfn=maud&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=10&GSob=n&GRid=35302944&df=all&.

 

Alexander Jardine Baxter (husband of Maude Templeton)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8B-B5W : 11 March 2018), Alexander Jardine Baxter and Maud Templeton, 31 Dec 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDFK-PN1 : 9 March 2018), Alexander Jardine Baxter, 15 Mar 1905; citing Thessalon, Algoma, Ontario, yr 1905 cn 5482, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,288.

[Note: although the contemporary news accounts said that Alexander Baxter died primarily  from an accident on the football field, the death record stated that the cause of death was “tuberculosis of the bowels.”]

 

Gertrude Eveleen Thompson (daughter of William Edmund Thompson)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMWP-4HF : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Gertrude Evelein Thompson, 1895.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V3Y : 18 March 2018), Gertrude Thompson in household of Bertha E Thompson, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGT9-K54 : accessed 24 Jul 2013), Gertrude E Bell, 1973.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5DX-NJC : 19 May 2014), Gertrude  Bell, Aug 1973; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Gordon William Bell (husband of Gertrude Evelene Thompson)

Lovell’s Montreal Directory, 1916, page 904: “Bell, Gordon W., bookkeeper, apt 15, 146 Cote St. Antoine road Westmn’t

Lovell’s Montreal Directory, 1917-1918, page 637, 4435 Sherbrooke W.: Bell, William.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Gordon William Bell, Regimental number: 2152322, address 4435 Sherbrooke Street West, Westmount, Quebec. Next-of-kin: Mrs. Gertrude Bell.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: BELL, GORDON WILLIAM; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number: 2152322; Date of Birth: 1891-04-15; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 613 – 21; Item Number: 35959; 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=35959; digitized service fileL B0613-S021; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0613-S021.

 

Philip Nairn Thompson (brother of William Edmund Thompson)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-2M8 : 3 August 2016), Philip N Thompson, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-RLQ : 18 March 2018), Philip N Thompson, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-P96 : 8 November 2017), Philip Nairn Thompson, 1934.

 

Robert Thompson (brother of William Edmund Thompson)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMJ7-QF7 : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Robert Thompson and Maggie Mcconnell, 02 Mar 1880; citing registration 001808, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1869506.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLV1-6MV : accessed 30 Aug 2014), Robert Thompson, 23 May 1904; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13094, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927122. (possible connection)

Victoria Times, May 25, 1904, page 8, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28093-10477-49?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HWP:284757401: “Died: Thompson – At Vancouver, on May 23rd, Robert Thompson, aged 46 years.”

 

Charles Albert Thompson (brother of William Edmund Thompson)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJJ-V7Y : 11 March 2018), Charles Albert Thompson and Marian Bell Veitch, 14 Jul 1886; citing registration , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,960.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-LCW : 11 March 2018), Charles Albert Thompson and Anna Belle Rockwood, 11 Jun 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK8-8B9 : 8 November 2017), Charles Albert Thompson, 1917.

 

Lilian Alberta Thompson (sister of William Edmund Thompson)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q9-T54 : 24 October 2018), Lilian Thompson in household of Phillip Thompson, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJK-S9W : 11 March 2018), Charles Augustus Moore and Lilian Alberta Thompson, 01 Sep 1881; citing registration , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,510.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGT-4W5 : 8 November 2017), Lilian Alberta Moore, 1938.

 

Charles Augustus Moore (husband of Lilian Alberta Thompson)

Charles Augustus Moore (about 1856 – 11 July 1937) (FamilySearch.org).

3 thoughts on “Thompson, William Edmund (1858-1928)

  1. Pingback: William Edmund Thompson (1858-1928) | westendvancouver

  2. I was very interested to read this. William Edward Thompson had a brother named Robert Thompson who my father was named after. Robert was my grandfather’s father. Robert also left Ottawa to live and eventually die in Vancouver
    Regards
    Catherine Thompson
    Ontario

    • Hello Catherine,

      Thank you for sharing this interesting information on Robert Thompson. I have added a note on Robert Thompson, which I hope is accurate, although it is quite short.

      Thanks again,

      Robert

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