Tidswell, Frank (also known as Samuel Tidswell) (1875-1960)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 930.

 

According to the Vancouver directories, Samuel (“Sam”) Tidswell was a painter who lived at 1875 Georgia Street from 1920 to 1921.

However, there are no other Vancouver references to a Samuel Tidswell. As well, the 1921 Canada census showed “Frank Tidswell” at 1875 Georgia Street.

 

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7. Name: Frank Ledwell [sic: Tidswell]; Gender: Male; Marital status: Single; Age: 43; Birth Year: abt 1878; Birth Place: England; Relation to Head of House: Head; Father Birth Place: England; Mother Birth Place: England; Year of Immigration: 1907; Racial or Tribal Origin: English; Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Vancouver Centre; District Number: 22; Sub-District: Ward 1; Sub-District Number: 32; City, Town or Village: Vancouver; Street or Township: 1875 Georgia S; Municipality: Vancouver; Occupation: Labourer; Income: 300.

 

Frank Tidswell travelled from Liverpool, England to St. John, New Brunswick in February 1907. It appears that he was born in Manchester, England about1878 or 1880.

 

 

Ancestry.com. UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Frank Tidswell; Gender: Male; Age: 27; Birth Date: abt 1880; Departure Date: 13 Feb 1907; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Destination Port: St John, Canada; Ship Name: Lake Champlain; Master: Geo S Webster.

 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: M1480; Roll Number: 145. Name: Frank Tidswell; Gender: Male; Race/Nationality: English; Age: 29; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: abt 1878; Birth Place: Manchester; Birth Country: England; Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1907; Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York, USA; Arrival Contact: Friend John Lee.

 

In Vancouver

According to the Vancouver directories, Frank Tidswell lived at the following addresses.

 

1918 to 1919 not listed in Vancouver names
1920 to 1921 1875 Georgia Street (listed as Sam or Samuel Tidswell)
1922 not listed in Vancouver names
1923 6601 Argyle Street (Frank Tidswell)
1924 to 1925 not listed in Vancouver names
1926 to 1934 6601 Argyle Street (Frank Tidswell)
1935 to 1960 1319 East 36th Avenue

 

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935-1980. Name: Frank Tidswell; Residence Date: 1949; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver South; Occupation: Retired; Reference Number: M-4867.

 

For most of his working life, he was a painter and a laborer.

It appears that he did not marry.

He died in Vancouver on April 19, 1960, and he was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1960, page 28, column 5.

 

 

Sources

Possibly a different Frank Tidswell

Frank Tidswell (1878–1907); Birth: 22 APR 1878, Pendleton, Lancashire, England; Death: APRIL 1907, Prestwich, Lancashire (ancestry.ca)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XX5-YT9 : 1 October 2014), Frank Tidswell, 1878; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Salford, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. [possible connection].

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27P-7HLB : 13 December 2017), Frank Tidswell in household of Arthur Tidswell, Pendleton, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 20, Piece/Folio 3946/38, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,123. [possible connection].

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7H9G-QT2 : 6 May 2019), Frank Tidswell in household of Frederick Tidswell, Little Bolton All Saints, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. [possible connection].

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSX3-RS3 : 21 May 2019), Frank Tidswell in household of Fred Tidswell, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Tranmere subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. [possible connection].

 

Possibly Frank Tidswell in Vancouver

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG4R-LM8 : 14 November 2019), Frank Tidswell, 1907.

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9W-62RH : 12 March 2018), Frank Tidswell, New York, United States;citing Immigration, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

 

Frank Tidswell in Vancouver

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRY-ZD8 : 8 November 2017), Frank Tidswell, 1960; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/283bba7b-4585-4aa8-a429-b801e1befd0f.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-71XH : 13 December 2015), Frank Tidswell, 1960; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26324139, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26324139: “Frank Tidswell; Birth: unknown; Death: 19 Apr 1960; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/2/04/001R/0015 (193); Memorial ID:26324139.