Thorneloe, William John (1869-1940)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 982.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 982.

William John Thorneloe was an accountant. He lived at 2060 Beach Avenue in 1908 and 1909.

 

Family Background

William John Thorneloe was born in Tullyhouse, Monaghan, Ireland on November 25, 1869.

His parents were William Cartledge Thorneloe (born 1840) and Alice Ann Cavanagh. They were married in Celbridge, Ireland on September 29, 1868.

The Belfast Newsletter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Births, Marriages and Deaths, October 2, 1868, page 1, column 1 [best available copy]. [“Thorneloe-Cavanagh—September 29, at the Parish Church, Celbridge, by the Rev. Richard Pakenham, A.M., William C. Thorneloe, Esq., of Drogheda, to Alice Anne, daughter of the late M. Cavanagh, Esq., of Athlone.”]

The Belfast Newsletter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Births, Marriages and Deaths, October 2, 1868, page 1, column 1 [best available copy]. [“Thorneloe-Cavanagh—September 29, at the Parish Church, Celbridge, by the Rev. Richard Pakenham, A.M., William C. Thorneloe, Esq., of Drogheda, to Alice Anne, daughter of the late M. Cavanagh, Esq., of Athlone.”]

Arrival in Canada

About 1890, William travelled to Canada. By 1891, he was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and working as a clerk.

Henderson's City of Winnipeg Directory for 1891, page 305; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.2/247.html.

Henderson’s City of Winnipeg Directory for 1891, page 305; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.2/247.html.

On April 13, 1898, in Winnipeg, William married Maud Keith. She was born in Ireland on April 22, 1876.

Maud’s father was Samuel Keith (1838-1917), who owned a fleet of sailing vessels. Maud’s mother was Martha Anna Black (1840-1920). (From 1910 to 1913, the Keith family lived at 1898 Alberni Street in Vancouver. Further information appears on the page for Samuel Keith.)

William was still living in Winnipeg in 1907.

Henderson's Winnipeg City Directory for 1907, page 1071; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.8/1047.html.

Henderson’s Winnipeg City Directory for 1907, page 1071; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.8/1047.html.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1908. He was the secretary-treasurer of Terminal Construction and Investment Company, and he was living at 2060 Beach Avenue.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 982.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 982.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1908 and 1909 2060 Beach Avenue
1909 828 Keefer Street (under Vancouver names)
1910 1925 West Fifth Avenue
1911 2257 West Eighth Avenue
1912 to 1920 3516 West Second Avenue
1921 to 1940 3548 West King Edward Avenue (West 25th Avenue)

From 1910 to 1917, William was the secretary treasurer for Simson Balkwell Company, a firm that dealt in ship chandlery, mill and logging supplies. (Calvert Simson and Arthur George Balkwell were the principals in the business. Calvert Simson lived at 1890 Barclay Street from 1900 to 1958.)

In 1918 and 1919, William was an accountant with Edward Lipsett, a supplier of fishing supplies, sails, tents and awnings.

In 1920, he was an accountant with H. M. Nugent and Company, which sold sails, tents and awnings.

In 1921, he had his own accounting business at number 311 in the Metropolitan Building, which was at 837 West Hastings Street.

Metropolitan building at 837 West Hastings Street, about 1921; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N339; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/metropolitan-building-at-837-west-hastings-street.

Metropolitan building at 837 West Hastings Street, about 1921; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N339; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/metropolitan-building-at-837-west-hastings-street.

From 1922 to 1930, he was a manufacturers’ agent and broker, with offices at a series of locations in downtown Vancouver. From 1931 to 1940, he was a public accountant.

William died in Vancouver on December 28, 1940. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Province, December 30, 1940, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 30, 1940, page 14.

Vancouver Province, December 30, 1940, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 30, 1940, page 14.

Maud died in Vancouver on June 3, 1953. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Province, June 6, 1953, page 35; Vancouver Sun, June 6, 1953, page 38, column 5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xTxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2169%2C1199559.

Vancouver Province, June 6, 1953, page 35; Vancouver Sun, June 6, 1953, page 38, column 5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xTxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2169%2C1199559.

William and Maud had the following children

 

Alice Maude Mary Thorneloe

Alice Maude Mary Thorneloe was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 23, 1899.

She became a nurse.

She lived at home with her parents until her father died in 1940. She then lived with her mother until about 1945.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 1102.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 1102.

She also travelled to Seattle, Washington, where she worked as a public health nurse.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 022. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alice M Thorneloe; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: Irish; Age: 47; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: 23 Feb 1899; Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Arrival date: 17 Oct 1948; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Van British Columbia.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 022. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alice M Thorneloe; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: Irish; Age: 47; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: 23 Feb 1899; Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Arrival date: 17 Oct 1948; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Van British Columbia.

In 1950 she applied to become a naturalized United States citizen.

By 1953, she was living in Port Townsend, Washington. She married George Harold Steele, who was born in Richardson, New Mexico, on November 25, 1897.

George died in Port Townsend on April 11, 1985. He was buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Townsend.

Alice died on October 12, 1991. She was buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Townsend.

 

Keith Cartledge Thorneloe

Keith Cartledge Thorneloe was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 29, 1906.

In 1911 and 1921 he was living with his parents in Vancouver. He attended the University of British Columbia.

In 1929 he moved to the United States to study at the University of Iowa.

On January 14, 1939, in Arlington, Virginia, he married Rosie Gertrude Ferguson. She was born about 1915.

In 1940, Keith and Rosie were living in Alexandria, Virginia. Keith was a dairy bacteriologist.

In 1942, in Avery, North Carolina, Keith married Ava Dove Swofford. She was born on October 8, 1920, in Gaston, North Carolina. Her parents were Rev. Andrew Carlo Swofford (1886–1959) and Martha Susan Newton (1885–1956).

Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina), August 23, 1942, page 18, column 4.

Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina), August 23, 1942, page 18, column 4.

Keith died in Alexandria, Virginia on October 26, 1943.

Ava later married Keith’s brother, Frank.

 

Francis Cavanagh Thorneloe

Francis (“Frank”) Cavanagh Thorneloe was born in Vancouver on October 1, 1912.

He worked as a certified public accountant.

He was with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1945.

On May 17, 1948, in Seattle, Washington, he married Mrs. Ava Swofford Thorneloe, who was the widow of his brother, Keith.

Frank died in Burlington, North Carolina, on April 29, 1987. He was buried in Sunset Memorial Park in Spindale, west of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ava died in North Carolina on June 7, 2008. She was buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

William Corry Thorneloe

William Corry Thorneloe was born in Vancouver on October 12, 1912. (He was often called “Corry.”)

On September 3, 1923, the Thorneloe family went for a picnic at Spanish Banks. When Corry went to cross Marine Drive, a car ran over him. He died almost instantly.

Vancouver Daily World, September 4, 1923, page 1, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, September 4, 1923, page 1, column 3.

The coroner’s jury concluded that Corry’s death was accidental.

Vancouver Daily World, September 5, 1923, page 2, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, September 5, 1923, page 2, column 3.

Corry was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, September 5, 1923, page 5, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 5, 1923, page 5, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 6, 1923, page 8, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 6, 1923, page 8, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 15, 1923, page 14, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 15, 1923, page 14, column 1.

 

Sources

William Cartledge Thorneloe (father of William John Thorneloe)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N3J-BPL : 1 October 2014), William Cartledge Thorneloe, 1840; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Guisborough, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Name: William Cartledge Thorneloe; Registration Year: 1840; Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec; Registration district: Guisborough; Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding; Volume:24; Page: 306.

Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: “Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845–1958,” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah. General Register Office, Republic of Ireland. “Quarterly Returns of Marriages in Ireland with Index to Marriages.” Name: William Cartledge Thorneloe; date of registration: 1868; Registration district: Celbridge, Ireland; Volume: 12; page number: 381; FHL Film Number: 101250; spouse: Alice Anne Cavanagh.

“Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FY9M-QY8 : 10 March 2018), MARRIAGES entry for William Cartledge Thorneloe; citing Celbridge, 1868, vol. 12, p. 381, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,250.

“Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGZ5-XY6 : 10 February 2018), William Cartledge Thorneloe and Alice Anne Cavanagh, 29 Sep 1868; citing Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland, reference p381 ln69, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 101,531.

 

Alice Anne Cavanagh (mother of William John Thorneloe)

Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: “Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845–1958,” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah. General Register Office, Republic of Ireland. “Quarterly Returns of Marriages in Ireland with Index to Marriages.” Name: Alice Anne Cavanagh; date of registration: 1868; Registration district: Celbridge, Ireland; Volume: 12; page number: 381; FHL Film Number: 101250; spouse: William Cartledge Thorneloe.

Ancestry.com. Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: Alice Anne Cavanagh; Gender: Female; Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1868; Marriage Place: Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland; Father: Michael Cavanagh; Spouse: William Cartledge Thorneloe; FHL Film Number: 101531; Reference ID: p381 ln69.

“Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGZ5-XY8 : 10 February 2018), William Cartledge Thorneloe and Alice Anne Cavanagh, 29 Sep 1868; citing Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland, reference p381 ln69, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 101,531.

 

William John Thorneloe

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPSD-58Y : 10 February 2018), William John Thorneloe, 25 Nov 1869; citing Tullyhouse, Monaghan, Ireland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 101,197.

“Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F52R-J38 : 10 February 2018), William John Thorneloe, 25 Nov 1869; citing 0298,MONAGHAN,MONAGHAN,IRELAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 101,197.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1898-001917; William John Thorneloe and Maud Keith; place of marriage: Winnipeg; date of marriage: April 13, 1898.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-3VS : 18 March 2018), William J Thoneloc, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-NPX : 1 April 2016), William Thorneloe, 3D, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-1KY : 16 March 2018), William Thomeloe, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, William John Thornlow, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGV-7XL : 8 November 2017), William John Thorneloe, 1940.

William John Thorneloe, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 28, 1940, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1940, page 18.

William John Thorneloe, death notice [longer version], Vancouver Province, December 30, 1940, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 30, 1940, page 14.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WS52 : 13 December 2015), William John Thorneloe, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26289394, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26289394: “William John Thorneloe; Birth: unknown; Death: 28 Dec 1940; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/094/0016; Memorial ID: 26289394.”

 

Maud Keith (wife of William John Thorneloe)

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1898-001917; William John Thorneloe and Maud Keith; place of marriage: Winnipeg; date of marriage: April 13, 1898.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-3V3 : 18 March 2018), Maud Thoneloc, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-NPF : 1 April 2016), Maud Thorneloe in household of William Thorneloe, 3D, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-1KB : 16 March 2018), Mary Thomeloe in entry for William Thomeloe, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Maude Thornlow in household of William John Thornlow, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRZ-NRK : 8 November 2017), Maud Thornloe, 1953.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WS5C : 13 December 2015), Maud Thorneloe, 1953; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26249872, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26249872: “Maud Thorneloe; Birth: unknown; Death: 3 Jun 1953; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/094/0015; Memorial ID: 26249872.”

 

Alice Maude Thorneloe (daughter of William John Thorneloe)

Alice Maude Mary Thorneloe (1899–1991); Birth 23 FEB 1899, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Death: 12 OCT 1991, Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK3-3VQ : 18 March 2018), Alice M. M. Thoneloc in household of Maud Thoneloc, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJ5-NPN : 1 April 2016), Alise M. M. Thorneloe in household of William Thorneloe, 3D, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-1K1 : 16 March 2018), Alice M Thomeloe in entry for William Thomeloe, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3R-FRL5 : 16 March 2018), Alice M Thorneloe, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 92, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,805.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV2-FJG : accessed 14 June 2018), Alice M Thorneloe, Los Angeles (Districts 0251-0500), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 364, sheet 12A, line 42, family 22, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 146; FHL microfilm 2,339,881.

Ancestry.com. Washington, Naturalizations, 1853-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C. Name: Alice Maude Steele; Record Type: Petition; Declaration Date: 22 Mar 1950; Declaration Place: Jefferson, Washington, USA.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Alice Maude Mary Steele, [Alice M Steele], [Alice Maude Mary Thornoloe]; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 23 Feb 1899; Birth Place: Winnipeg Man, Canada; [Winnipeg, Canada]; Death Date: 12 Oct 1991; Father: William J Thornoloe; Mother: Maud Kieth; SSN: 534660165; Notes: 10 Nov 1972: Name listed as Alice Maude Mary Steele; 28 Jun 1985: Name listed as Alice M Steele.”

“Washington Death Index, 1965-2014,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLWS-JG2T : 13 July 2017), Alice M Steele, 12 Oct 1991, Jefferson, Washington, United States; from the Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives (https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/472 : n.d.); Citing Washington State Department of Health.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-N23B : 13 December 2015), Alice V. [sic: M] Steele, ; Burial, Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States of America, Laurel Grove Cemetery; citing record ID 125651860, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125651860: “Alice V. Steele; Birth: 1899; Death: 1991 (aged 91–92), Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, USA; Burial: Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, USA; Plot: New Section, Row 8, Space 14; Memorial ID: 125651860.” [Note: gravestone photograph shows that her name should be “Alice M. Steele.”]

 

George Harold Steele (husband of Alice Maude Thorneloe)

George Harold Steele (1897–1985); Birth: 25 NOV 1897, Block Ranch, Richardson, Lincoln Co., NM; Death: 11 APR 1985, Memorial Hospital, Port Townsend, Jefferson Co., WA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MML9-JM7 : accessed 14 June 2018), George H Steele in household of Joshua H Steele, Precincts 5-6 Reventon, Las Tablas, Lincoln, New Mexico Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 66, sheet 3B, family 62, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,001.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29JC-QFQ : 13 March 2018), George Harold Steele, 1917-1918; citing Whitman County, Yakima County, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,992,259.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTWV-72G : 19 May 2014), George  Steele, May 1985; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Myra Elizabeth Scheyer (wife of George Harold Steele)

Myra Elizabeth Scheyer (1904–1944); Birth: 26 JUN 1904, Skagit, Washington, USA; Death: 2 FEB 1944, Sedro-Woolley (Rural), Skagit, Washington.

 

Keith Cartledge Thorneloe (son of William John Thorneloe)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1906-006687; Keith Cartledge Thorneloe; date of birth: October 29, 1906; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Maud Keith.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-12M : 16 March 2018), Keith Thomeloe in entry for William Thomeloe, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Keith Cartlage Thornlow in household of William John Thornlow, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8M6-JDD : 12 March 2018), Keith Cartledge Thornlooe, 20 Sep 1929; citing NARA microfilm publication M1478 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,490,554.

Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101168653. Name: Keith Cartledge Thorneloe; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 32; Birth Date: abt 1907; Marriage Registration Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA; Marriage Date: 14 Jan 1939; Marriage Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA; Father: William J Thorneloe; Mother: Maude Keith; Spouse: Rosie Gertrude Ferguson.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR1L-2SJ : accessed 13 June 2018), Keith C Thorneloe, Ward 6, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Alexandria City, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 101-22, sheet 21A, line 17, family 419, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4304.

“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8MG-R83 : 22 December 2016), Keith C. Thornloe and Ava Dove Swofford, 22 Aug 1942; citing Banner Elk Banner Elk Tp., Avery, North Carolina, United States, p. cn509, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 1,689,190.

Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Name: Keith C Thornloe; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 35; Birth Year: abt 1907; Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1942; Marriage Place: Avery, North Carolina, USA; Father: W J Thornloe; Mother: Maude Thornloe; Spouse: Ava Dove Swofford; Spouse Gender: Female; Spouse Race: White; Spouse Age: 21; Spouse Father: A C Swofford; Spouse Mother: Susan Swofford; Event Type: Marriage.

Ancestry.com. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014. Name: Keith C Thorneloe; Gender: Male; Race: White; Death Age: 36; Birth Date: 29 Oct 1906; Death Date: 26 Oct 1943; Death Place: Alexandria, Virginia, USA; Registration Date: 26 Oct 1943; Spouse: Ava Thorneloe.

“District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2KL-657 : accessed 13 June 2018), Keith C Thorneloe, 26 Oct 1943, Alexandria, , Virginia, United States; citing reference ID , District Records Center, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,116,986.

“District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2KL-65W : accessed 13 June 2018), Keith C Thorneloe, 26 Oct 1943, Alexandria, , Virginia, United States; citing reference ID , District Records Center, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,116,986.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVP-8C7N : 13 December 2015), Keith Cartledge Thorneloe, 1943; Burial, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, United States of America, Ivy Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 23610981, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23610981: “Keith Cartledge Thorneloe; Birth: 29 Oct 1906; DEATH: 25 Oct 1943 (aged 36); Burial: Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA; Plot: Section: R Lot: 65 Site: 4; Memorial ID: 23610981. Gravesite Details Burial Date : 10/27/1943”

 

Rosie Gertrude Ferguson (wife of Keith Cavanagh Thorneloe)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CNW9-FN2 : accessed 14 June 2018), Rosie Ferguson in household of Mose Ferguson, Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 34B, line 95, family 671, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2458; FHL microfilm 2,342,192.

Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101168653. Name: Rosie Gertrude Ferguson; Gender: Female; Race: White; Age: 24; Birth Date: abt 1915; Marriage Registration Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA; Marriage Date: 14 Jan 1939; Marriage Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA; Father: Moses Ferguson; Mother: Ora Meadows; Spouse: Keith Cartledge Thorneloe.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR1L-2SV : accessed 13 June 2018), Rosie G Thorneloe in household of Keith C Thorneloe, Ward 6, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Alexandria City, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 101-22, sheet 21A, line 18, family 419, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4304.

 

Francis Cavanagh Thorneloe (son of William John Thorneloe)

Francis-Cavanagh Thorneloe (1912–1987); Birth: 01 OCT 1912, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 29 APR 1987, Burlington, Alamance, NC, USA (ancestry.ca).

1921 Canada Census, Franes Cavanah Thornlow in household of William John Thornlow, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4

Washington State Archives; Whatcom County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1891-1995; County: Whatcom; Document No. : nwwtcmcv44_460; Groom’s Name: Francis C Thorneloe; Bride’s Name: Ava S Thorneloe; Marriage Date: 5/17/1948; Filing Date: 5/21/1948; County: Whatcom; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/C3AB28D58B118A1ADAC188D1DF16936C.

“North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGVS-458 : 17 July 2017), Frank Cavanagh Thorneloe, 29 Apr 1987; citing Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, v 14A cn 14118, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,991,316.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5ZZ-QQ3 : 19 May 2014), Frank  Thorneloe, Apr 1987; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV25-JM1S : 13 December 2015), Frank C Thorneloe, ; Burial, Forest City, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States of America, Sunset Memorial Park; citing record ID 75688548, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75688548: “Frank Cavanagh Thorneloe; Birth: 1912; Death:  1987 (aged 74–75); Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Forest City, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA; Memorial ID: 75688548.”

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY64-SB3 : 23 May 2014), F C Thorneloe, Residence, Burlington, North Carolina, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Andrew Carlo Swofford (father of Ava Dove Swofford)

Andrew-Carlo Swofford (1886–1959); Birth: 27 JUN1886, NC, USA; Death: 22 FEB 1959, Ratherford, NC, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ8R-L7F : 13 March 2018), Andrew Carlo Swofford, 1917-1918; citing Burke County, North Carolina, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,765,623.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ2Q-41G : accessed 14 June 2018), Andrew C Swofford, Winston-Salem Ward 4, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States; citing  ED 104, sheet 12B, line 69, family 228, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1298; FHL microfilm 1,821,298.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X33S-XKY : accessed 14 June 2018), Andrew C Swofford, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 8A, line 37, family 136, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1692; FHL microfilm 2,341,426.

“North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGQX-WR6 : 18 July 2017), Andrew Carlo Swofford, 22 Feb 1959; citing Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, cn 5235, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,952,929.

“North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8G-M4YV : 16 March 2018), Andrew C Swofford, 1959; citing Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,156,335.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLS-YR95 : 13 December 2015), Andrew Carlo Swofford, 1959; Burial, Lawndale, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States of America, Clover Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery; citing record ID 85168880, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85168880: “Rev Andrew Carlo Swofford; Birth: 27 Jun 1886, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; Death: 22 Feb 1959 (aged 72), Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA; Burial: Clover Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawndale, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; Memorial ID: 85168880. Rev. Swofford was the son of Joseph Martin and Dovie Frances Bumgardner Swofford. He married Martha Susan Newton. Note: His birth and death dates were taken from his NC death certificate.”

Andrew Carlo Swofford, June 27, 1886-February 22, 1959; A history of the Methodist Church in the Toe River Valley, Lloyd R. Bailey, Sr.; Burnsville, North Carolina; Printed by Celo Printing, Burnsville, NC, 1986, pages 126-127; https://archive.org/stream/historyofmethodi00bail#page/126/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historyofmethodi00bail#page/127/mode/1up.

 

Martha Susan Newton (mother of Ava Dove Swofford)

Martha Susan Newton (1885–1956); Birth: 14 NOV 1885, Cleveland County , NC, USA; Death: 12 JUN 1956, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ2Q-41P : accessed 14 June 2018), Martha S Swofford in household of Andrew C Swofford, Winston-Salem Ward 4, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States; citing ED 104, sheet 12B, line 70, family 228, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1298; FHL microfilm 1,821,298.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X33S-XKB : accessed 14 June 2018), Susan M Swofford in household of Andrew C Swofford, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 8A, line 38, family 136, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1692; FHL microfilm 2,341,426.

“North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPVQ-C41 : 10 February 2018), Martha Susan Swofford, 12 Jun 1956; citing Morganton Burke, North Carolina, cn 14033, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,927,385.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLS-YR91 : 11 July 2016), Martha Susan Newton Swofford, 1956; Burial, Lawndale, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States of America, Clover Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery; citing record ID 85170004, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85170004/martha-susan-swofford: “Martha Susan Newton Swofford; Birth: 14 Nov 1885; Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; Death: 12 Jun 1956 (aged 70), Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA; Burial: Clover Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery; Lawndale, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; Memorial ID: 85170004. Martha Susan was the daughter of John F. and Susan Willis Newton. Sadly, her mother died after her birth. She married Rev. Andrew Carlo Swofford. Note: Her birth and death dates were taken from her NC death certificate.”

 

Ave Dove Swofford (wife of Keith Cartledge Thorneloe and Francis Cavanagh Thorneloe)

Ava-Dove Swofford (1920–2008); Birth: 08 OCT 1920, Gaston, NC, USA; Death:07 JUN 2008, Waynesville,Haywood, North Carolina, USA (ancestry.ca).

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X33S-KTL : accessed 13 June 2018), Ava D Swofford in household of Andrew C Swofford, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 8A, line 41, family 136, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1692; FHL microfilm 2,341,426.

“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8M3-BZK : 22 December 2016), Keith C. Thornloe and Ara Dove Swofford, 22 Aug 1942; citing , Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 847,707.

“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8MG-R8M : 22 December 2016), Keith C. Thornloe and Ava Dove Swofford, 22 Aug 1942; citing Banner Elk  Banner Elk Tp., Avery, North Carolina, United States, p. cn509, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 1,689,190.

Washington State Archives; Whatcom County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1891-1995; County: Whatcom; Document No. : nwwtcmcv44_460; Groom’s Name: Francis C Thorneloe; Bride’s Name: Ava S Thorneloe; Marriage Date: 5/17/1948; Filing Date: 5/21/1948; County: Whatcom; Source: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/C3AB28D58B118A1ADAC188D1DF16936C.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY6Q-VTZ : 23 May 2014), A Thorneloe, Residence, Burlington, North Carolina, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK5K-9L31 : accessed 13 June 2018), Ava Thorneloe in entry for Sue S Austin Wiggins, Washington DC, United States, 22 Aug 2002; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Washington Post, The, born-digital text.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5L7-XXM : 20 May 2014), Ava S Thorneloe, 07 Jun 2008; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVYW-F41F : accessed 13 June 2018), Ava S Thorneloe, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 09 Jun 2008; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing News & Observer, The, born-digital text.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQG-SP6V : accessed 13 June 2018), Ava Swofford Thorneloe, Forest City, North Carolina, United States, 12 Jun 2008; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Daily Courier, The, born-digital text.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKH-T7LH : 11 July 2016), Ava Swofford Thorneloe, 2008; Burial, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, United States of America, Ivy Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 34408671, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34408671: Ava Swofford Thorneloe; Birth: 8 Oct 1920; Death: 7 Jun 2008 (aged 87); Burial: Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA; Plot: R-65-4A; Memorial ID: 34408671.”

 

William Corry Thorneloe (son of William John Thorneloe)

1921 Canada Census, William Corry Thornlow in household of William John Thornlow, Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-4X7 : 8 November 2017), William Corry Thorneloe, 1923.

“Auto Kills Boy on Marine Drive; Corrty thorneloe, Aged 10, Meets Death While on Family Picnic,” Vancouver Province, September 5, 1923, page 3.

“Application of Brakes Might Have Prevented Fatality, Says Jury,” Vancouver Province, September 4, 1923, page 1.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WS5K : 13 December 2015), William Corry Thorneloe, 1923; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26289393, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26289393: “William Corry Thorneloe; Birth: unknown; Death: 3 Sep 1923; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/094/0014; Memorial ID: 26289393.”