Tilley, Jane (“Jeannie”) Martha (1850-1931)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 805.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 805.

Jane (“Jeannie”) Martha Tilley was the widow of Seth Thorne Tilley. Mr. Tilley operated a book and stationery store. Jane lived at 871 Denman Street from 1916 to 1922.

Mrs. Tilley was born Jane Martha Bracken, probably on July 23, 1850, in Wisconsin. Her parents were John and Maria Bracken. John Bracken was a miner in Wisconsin.

Mineral Point Railroad, United States Railroad Directory for 1856, Compiled by Benjamin Homans; New York, Salamander Printing Office, 1856, page 153; https://www.forgottenbooks.com/en/download/TheUnitedStatesRailroadDirectoryfor1856_10700014.pdf.

Mineral Point Railroad, United States Railroad Directory for 1856, Compiled by Benjamin Homans; New York, Salamander Printing Office, 1856, page 153; https://www.forgottenbooks.com/en/download/TheUnitedStatesRailroadDirectoryfor1856_10700014.pdf.

The John Bracken house in Mineral Point is still standing; it appears to be in good condition.

John Bracken House, 235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; http://content.mpl.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/mineralpoin/id/18/rec/11.

John Bracken House, 235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; http://content.mpl.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/mineralpoin/id/18/rec/11.

235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; Google Streets: searched April 1, 2017; image dated August 2013.

235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; Google Streets: searched April 1, 2017; image dated August 2013.

235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; Google Streets: searched April 1, 2017; image dated August 2013.

235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; Google Streets: searched April 1, 2017; image dated August 2013.

In 1870, probably in San Joaquin, California, Jane married Seth Thorne Tilley.

Seth Thorne Tilley, Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 16; reproduced in “The Final Years of the S.T. Tilley Book and Stationery Store in Vancouver,” A Most Agreeable Place; History of Booksellers and Stationers in British Columbia, 1858-1920; http://www.agreeableplace.com/2017/02/20/the-final-years-of-the-s-t-tilley-book-and-stationery-store-in-vancouver/.

Seth Thorne Tilley, Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 16; reproduced in “The Final Years of the S.T. Tilley Book and Stationery Store in Vancouver,” A Most Agreeable Place; History of Booksellers and Stationers in British Columbia, 1858-1920; http://www.agreeableplace.com/2017/02/20/the-final-years-of-the-s-t-tilley-book-and-stationery-store-in-vancouver/.

Mr. Tilley, detail from Printer's picnic group on dock and on board the “Cutch,” 1894 or 1895; Vancouver City Archives; Bo P125; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/8/4/846470/a21d422c-23f4-4a6f-9549-c6efd47e65a7-A23882.jpg.

Mr. Tilley, detail from Printer’s picnic group on dock and on board the “Cutch,” 1894 or 1895; Vancouver City Archives; Bo P125; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/8/4/846470/a21d422c-23f4-4a6f-9549-c6efd47e65a7-A23882.jpg.

Seth was born on August 25, 1836 (or August 20, 1832) in Gagetown, Queens County, New Brunswick. His father was George Tilley (1796-1844). Seth’s mother was probably Mary Babbitt (1800-1844) (although one source says her name was Elizabeth).

Seth went to school in New Brunswick.

In 1855 he travelled to California to join an older brother. In 1858 he went to British Columbia, along many others who were searching for gold. His quest for gold was unsuccessful.

In 1859, he opened a stationery store in Fort Hope, British Columbia. He was also an agent for the Weekly Colonist newspaper.

British Colonist [Victoria, British Columbia], December 31, 1859, page 1, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18591231uvic/18591231#page/n0/mode/1up/search/tilley.

British Colonist [Victoria, British Columbia], December 31, 1859, page 1, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18591231uvic/18591231#page/n0/mode/1up/search/tilley.

From 1860 to 1863, he operated the Colonial Book Store in New Westminster, British Columbia.

British Daily Colonist [Victoria, British Columbia], May 8, 1860, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18600508uvic/18600508#page/n1/mode/1up.

British Daily Colonist [Victoria, British Columbia], May 8, 1860, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18600508uvic/18600508#page/n1/mode/1up.

In 1863, Seth sold the bookstore. He left the proceeds of the sale with an agent in Vancouver who was supposed to keep the funds safe while Seth went to New Brunswick for a visit. (While Seth was in New Brunswick, he was a co-signer for a marriage bond between James Wetmore and Sarah Drake.)

In January 1864, Seth returned to New Westminster and discovered that his agent had disappeared, along with the proceeds from the sale of the bookstore.

From 1864 to 1866, Seth and David Withrow operated a furniture business in New Westminster. (David Withrow later had photographic studios in New Westminster and Burrard Inlet. In the early 1870s, Mr. Withrow became a cabinet and furniture maker in New Westminster. In 1882, he was the operator of the Brighton Hotel at Hastings. He died in New Westminster in 1905.)

In 1864, Seth was a clerk for the City of New Westminster. He was also an engineer for the New Westminster fire department. In 1865, he was a member of the New Westminster municipal council.

In 1866, he tried searching for gold again, this time in the Big Bend area of the upper Columbia River. Again, his efforts were not successful. He returned to New Westminster, and then went to the United States, where he had a series of businesses in California, Arizona, and Utah.

In 1869, he was in San Joaquin, California. In 1870, he married Jane Martha Bracken, probably in San Joaquin.

In 1871, Seth became a naturalized United States citizen.

In 1874, Seth and Jane moved from San Joaquin to Santa Barbara, California. In 1875, Seth had a book store on State Street in Santa Barbara.

Bird's eye view of Santa Barbara, California, 1877. Looking north to the Santa Barbara Mountains; San Francisco, A.L. Bancroft & Co., lithographers; https://www.loc.gov/item/75693112/.

Bird’s eye view of Santa Barbara, California, 1877. Looking north to the Santa Barbara Mountains; San Francisco, A.L. Bancroft & Co., lithographers; https://www.loc.gov/item/75693112/.

L.L. Paulson’s Hand Book and Directory of Santa Barbara County, San Francisco, L.L. Paulson, 1875, page 120; https://archive.org/stream/handbookdirecto00paul#page/120/mode/1up/search/tilley.

L.L. Paulson’s Hand Book and Directory of Santa Barbara County, San Francisco, L.L. Paulson, 1875, page 120; https://archive.org/stream/handbookdirecto00paul#page/120/mode/1up/search/tilley.

In 1876, Seth sold the bookstore and started a wholesale grocery business in Santa Barbara.

The American Bookseller: A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Book, Stationery, News, and Music Trades; American News Company, volume 2, number 9, November 1, 1876, page 327; https://books.google.ca/books?id=UcwpAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA327&lpg=PA327&dq=%22s.t.%20tilley%22#v=onepage&q=%22s.t.%20tilley%22&f=false.

The American Bookseller: A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Book, Stationery, News, and Music Trades; American News Company, volume 2, number 9, November 1, 1876, page 327; https://books.google.ca/books?id=UcwpAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA327&lpg=PA327&dq=%22s.t.%20tilley%22#v=onepage&q=%22s.t.%20tilley%22&f=false.

While Seth was in Santa Barbara, he was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), lodge number 156.

Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of California, Volume 26, 1878, Grand Lodge of California, pages 967-969 [selected portions]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=l_JFAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA969&lpg=PA969&dq=%22s+t+tilley%22#v=onepage&q=%22s%20t%20tilley%22&f=false.

Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of California, Volume 26, 1878, Grand Lodge of California, pages 967-969 [selected portions]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=l_JFAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA969&lpg=PA969&dq=%22s+t+tilley%22#v=onepage&q=%22s%20t%20tilley%22&f=false.

In 1879, Jane’s health was not good, and the Tilley family later travelled back to British Columbia. At the time of the 1881 Canada census, Seth was living in the Lytton and Cache Creek area of British Columbia. Jane and two children, Charlie and Jenney, were in New Westminster.

Seth became the government commissary between Port Moody and Kamloops; he then worked as a commissary for Andrew Onderdonk, who was building some British Columbia sections of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Seth later worked as a commissary for the Dominion Land Survey.

About 1885, Seth established a business on Carrall Street in Vancouver, selling books and stationery. His store also housed the post office, as well as Vancouver’s telephone exchange.

After arriving in Vancouver, the Tilley family appeared at the following addresses.

1887 Cordova Street
1888 and 1889 11 Cordova Street
1890 338 Homer Street
1891 to 1899 521 Howe Street (1899: Mrs. Tilley)
1899 to 1905 (and possibly to 1907) Bella Bella, B.C. (Seth Tilley)
1900 555 Howe Street (Mrs. Tilley)
1901 to 1902 555-521 Howe Street (Mrs. Tilley)
1903 to 1907 1216 Alberni Street (Mrs. Tilley)
1908 to 1909 Not listed under Vancouver names
1910 1509 Haro Street (Mrs. Tilley)
1911 1528 Robson Street
1912 Not listed under Vancouver names
1913 733 Nicola Street (“Mrs. Tilley”: possible connection)
1914 1509 Haro Street (“Mrs. Tilley”)
1915 to 1922 871 Denman Street (“Tilly” in 1916 names)
1923 to 1925 1424 Burnaby Street (1925: Jeanne C. Tilley)
1926 to 1930 1424A Burnaby Street (listed as 142A in 1929)
1931 Not listed under Vancouver names

On June 13, 1886, Vancouver’s Great Fire destroyed Seth’s building and business. However, like many Vancouver residents, he rebuilt quickly, this time at 11 Cordova Street, and he was soon back in business.

Tilley’s bookstore and telephone exchange, detail from Cordova Street [looking west from Carrall Street]: July 1886 - five weeks after the fire; City of Vancouver Archives, Str P7; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/cordova-street-looking-west-from-carrall-street-july-1886-five-weeks-after-fire.

Tilley’s bookstore and telephone exchange, detail from Cordova Street [looking west from Carrall Street]: July 1886 – five weeks after the fire; City of Vancouver Archives, Str P7; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/cordova-street-looking-west-from-carrall-street-july-1886-five-weeks-after-fire.

Seth’s son, Charlie, was one of the operators of the telephone exchange.

British Columbia Directory, 1887, page 235.

British Columbia Directory, 1887, page 235.

The San Francisco Journal of Commerce British Columbia Edition, March 1, 1888, page 11; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/sfjcbce/items/1.0339772#p10z-2r0f:

The San Francisco Journal of Commerce British Columbia Edition, March 1, 1888, page 11; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/sfjcbce/items/1.0339772#p10z-2r0f:

The San Francisco Journal of Commerce British Columbia Edition, March 1, 1888, page 12; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/sfjcbce/items/1.0339772#p12z-1r0f:

The San Francisco Journal of Commerce British Columbia Edition, March 1, 1888, page 12; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/sfjcbce/items/1.0339772#p12z-1r0f:

In February 1889, another fire damaged Seth’s business.

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 10, 1889, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18890210uvic/18890210#page/n3/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 10, 1889, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18890210uvic/18890210#page/n3/mode/1up.

Once again, Seth re-started his business, using a temporary location in the Byrnes Block. He later went back to 11 Cordova Street, this time in the Ferguson Block.

In 1891, Seth’s son, Charlie, became a partner in the business.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 792.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 792.

In 1894, Harold Clarke and J. Duff-Stuart bought the business.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 116 [selected portions].

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 116 [selected portions].

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 182.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 182.

From 1899 to 1905 (and possibly somewhat longer), Seth was the postmaster and manager of John Clayton’s general store in Bella Bella, British Columbia. Seth was also a justice of the peace.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 200 (Bella Bella).

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 200 (Bella Bella).

Seth died in Vancouver on August 20, 1910. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Jane died in Vancouver on May 14, 1931. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Seth and Jane had the following children.

 

Charles Smith Tilley

Charles Smith Tilley was born in Grayson, California, on March 25, 1871.

He never married.

For a time he worked as a telephone operator and as a partner in his father’s bookselling and stationery business in Vancouver.

Later he was a purser on the Empress of India.

Charles suffered from pyelitis, which is a painful inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney, normally caused by bacterial infection. He died in Vancouver on February 15, 1898. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Jeanne Stewart Tilley

Jeanne Stewart Tilley was born on August 8, 1880, in Santa Barbara, California.

For much of her life she lived with her parents, and, after 1910, with her mother. However, she was in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1916.

Miss Tilley, who has arrived from Edmonton on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Tilley, at Denman street, left yesterday for Cowan’s Point, to be the guest for a few days of Mrs. Pardee, of Edmonton, who has taken a cottage there for the summer.

Society, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 1916, page 3.

Henderson's Edmonton city directory, 1917, page 498; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.12/496.html.

Henderson’s Edmonton city directory, 1917, page 498; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2962.12/496.html.

On April 10, 1928, in Vancouver, Jeanne married Nicholas Dominic Du Bois Beck, who was a judge in Alberta.

Justice Nicholas Dominic Beck: 1920: Legal Archives Society of Alberta; LASA 5-G-59; http://legalarchives.ca/project/judicial-portraits/5-g-59/.

Justice Nicholas Dominic Beck: 1920: Legal Archives Society of Alberta; LASA 5-G-59; http://legalarchives.ca/project/judicial-portraits/5-g-59/.

Nicholas was born in Cobourg, Ontario, on May 4, 1857. His father was Rev. John Walton Roweyn Beck (1828-1889), who was the rector of the Anglican church in Peterborough, Ontario, from 1856 to 1889. Nicholas’s mother was Georgiana Boulton.

Nicholas studied law at the University of Toronto. He became a member of the Ontario bar. In 1882, he moved to western Canada. In 1886, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he married Mary Ethel Lloyd. They had two daughters and two sons.

In 1889, the Becks arrived in Calgary, where Nicholas became a partner in the law firm of Lougheed, McCarthy and Beck.

In 1891, the family moved to Edmonton. Nicholas formed a new law firm called Beck, Emery, Newell and Boulton. He also became crown prosecutor in Edmonton.

Mary died in Edmonton on April 30, 1904. She was buried in Saint Joachim’s Cemetery in Edmonton.

On January 9, 1906, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Nicholas married Louisa Adelaide Teefy.

In 1907, Nicholas became a judge in the Supreme Court of Alberta. In 1921 he became a member of the Appellate Division of the court.

Louisa died in Oakland, California on December 9, 1927.

On April 10, 1928, in Vancouver, while Nicholas was on leave from his judicial duties, he married Jeanne Tilley. They went to Seattle, Washington, for their honeymoon, after which they were planning to go to Edmonton, where Nicholas would resume his duties.

On May 14, 1928, Nicholas was on a Seattle golf course when he suffered an attack of angina pectoris. He died in Providence hospital in Seattle. He was buried in Saint Joachim’s Cemetery in Edmonton.

Jeanne died in Vancouver on February 2, 1971. She was buried in Saint Joachim’s Cemetery in Edmonton.

 

Sources

George Tilley (father of Seth Thorne Tilley)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MCCG-GSH : accessed 2017-04-01), entry for George TILLEY.

George Tilley, https://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/george-tilley_30033521: “Born in Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada on 1796. George married Mary Babbitt and had 5 children.”

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://www.archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=db175376-4fdb-4873-b853-ce3f43263336&r=1&ni=283452: “Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 10 Number 1581; Date: January 6 1844; County: Saint John; Place: Saint John; Newspaper: New Brunswick Courier: d. Gagetown (Queens Co.), Sunday, George TILLEY, age 47, left widow, nine children..”

The Marianne Grey Otty Database; https://motty.lib.unb.ca/ [Anglican Church records from the Gagetown, New Brunswick area.]: Marriage; January 22, 1819; George Tilley and Mary Babbit; Gagetown.

 

Mary Babbitt (wife of George Tilley) [maybe called Elizabeth]

Daniel Babbit; Thorne and Bryan Geneaology; http://www.traveltales.ca/www/Genealogy/BABBIT_daniel.htm: “Daniel BABBIT; Birth: 28 Apr 1744; Place: New Milford, Connecticut; Death:  12 Jul 1830: Place: Gagetown, New Brunswick; . . . Second Spouse: Rhoda Annis CRONK; . . . children: Mary (22 May 1800 -) Married George Tilley Children: George.”

Wallace Hale’s Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/MC3706/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&abstract=7344&section=NameIndex: “Reference: 7344; Family Name: BABBIT; Given Names: Daniel the Elder; Was there a Will?: Yes; Date of Will: 1830-07-05; Date Will was proved: 1830-07-29; Was an inventory completed?: Yes; Date of inventory: 1830-07-15; County: Queens; Parish: Gagetown: Abstract: Parish of Gagetown, Queens County, Farmer. Will dated 5 July 1830, proved 29 July 1830. Youngest son Benjamin the homestead, consisting of Lots 3, 4, 7 and 8 in Block F containing one acre each, together with the six acres of Block G and the upper or northern half of Block L which I now own in Gagetown, reserving to son Daniel the privilege of occupying the lower flat of my dwelling house during his life. Daughter Rebecca YEAMANS, who is now living apart from her husband, for her protection, the common use of the upper part of the said dwelling House for life. Youngest daughter Rhoda the common use of the upper part of the house until married. Son Daniel BABBIT the upper half of Block 8 for life and at his decease to his daughters Mary and Ann. Grandson Daniel BABBIT, youngest son of my son David BABBIT, the remaining half of Block 8. My son David BABBIT to have a joint benefit in the same during his life. Grandson Thomas BABBIT, son of Thomas BABBIT, the whole of Block 10 when he comes of age. Son Samuel BABBIT the lower half of Block L containing four acres. Son Elkana BABBIT the lower half of Block I. Son Henry BABBIT the upper half of Block I. Youngest daughter Rhoda BABBIT the upper half of Block K containing four acres. Grandchildren all of the eight acre Block 6 thus:— Jacob TILLEY, son of George TILLEY, Lot 1; John T. BABBIT, son of Daniel BABBIT, Lot 2; William BABBIT, son of Henry BABBIT, Lot 3; Charles J. BROWN, son of James P. BROWN, Lot 4; the infant and now youngest son of Samuel BABBIT, Lot 5; Henry BABBIT, son of Elkana BABBIT, Lot 6; George W. CROMWELL, son of Henry CROMWELL, Lot 7; and Richard P. BABBIT, son of David BABBIT, Lot 8. Son-in-law George TILLEY shall have the care and use of these lots until my grandchildren reach age 21. Residue of estate to be sold and divided among my daughters Rebecca YEAMANS, Hannah SMITH, Phoebe FOWLER, Mary TILLEY, Mahala CROMWELL and Ann BROWN. Son Samuel BABBIT and grandson Daniel S. SMITH executors. Witnesses: Rev. Samuel R. CLARKE, Harry PETERS, Samuel George ANDREWS. Inventory, dated 15 July 1830, valued at £405 by John MacDONALD Esq., Robert DINGEE and Joseph WATSON.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MWSN-ZRH : accessed 2017-04-01), entry for Mary BABBITT.

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://www.archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=9659293b-6fff-405c-8c05-65164602d19e&r=1&ni=283452: “Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 10 Number 1674: Date February 17 1844; County: Saint John; Place: Saint John; Newspaper: New Brunswick Courier: d. Gagetown (Queens Co.) 9th inst., age 45, Mary TILLEY relict of late George TILLEY (who died about 6 weeks since), left large family.”

 

Seth Thorne Tilley (husband of Jane Martha Bracken)

Seth Thorn Tilley; https://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/seth-thorn-tilley_104338186: “Born in Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada on 1832 to George Tilley and Mary Babbitt.” Father: George Tilley (1796-Unknown); mother: Mary Babbitt (1800-1826). Note: If Mary Babbitt died in 1826, then she was not Seth’s mother.

Seth Thorne Tilley, J.B. Kerr, Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians; Vancouver, Kerr and Begg, 1890, pages 305-307; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerr#page/305/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerr#page/306/mode/1up/search/tilley; https://archive.org/stream/biographicaldict00kerr#page/307/mode/1up/search/tilley. [This is the main source for information on Seth Thorne Tilley. It seems generally accurate, although some details appear to vary from other sources, including Seth’s birthdate.]

Seth Thorne Tilley, Vancouver Voters, 1886; Richmond, British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1994, pages 688-689.

Lana Okerlund has published a detailed series of articles on the history of Seth Thorne Tilley’s life and business activities:

  1. Seth Thorne Tilley: The First Bookseller in the BC Lower Mainland; A Most Agreeable Place; History of Booksellers and Stationers in British Columbia, 1858-1920; by Lana Okerlund; February 2, 2017; http://www.agreeableplace.com/2017/02/02/seth-thorne-tilley-the-first-bookseller-in-the-bc-lower-mainland/.
  2. The Colonial Bookstore: First in New Westminster; A Most Agreeable Place; History of Booksellers and Stationers in British Columbia, 1858-1920; by Lana Okerlund; February 4, 2017; http://www.agreeableplace.com/2017/02/04/the-colonial-bookstore-first-in-new-westminster/.
  3. “Phoenix-Like”: S.T. Tilley Reopens Vancouver Bookstore after Second Fire, A Most Agreeable Place; History of Booksellers and Stationers in British Columbia, 1858-1920; by Lana Okerlund; February 16, 2017; http://www.agreeableplace.com/2017/02/16/phoenix-like-s-t-tilley-reopens-vancouver-bookstore-after-yet-another-fire/.
  4. The Final Years of the S.T. Tilley Book and Stationery Store in Vancouver; A Most Agreeable Place; History of Booksellers and Stationers in British Columbia, 1858-1920; by Lana Okerlund; February 20, 2017; http://www.agreeableplace.com/2017/02/20/the-final-years-of-the-s-t-tilley-book-and-stationery-store-in-vancouver/.

“Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2PW-JBGH : 7 February 2017), Seth Tilly, 1861. (possible connection).

History’s paper trail, by Archie & Dale Miller, Royal City Record; January 27, 2012; http://www.newwestrecord.ca/community/history-s-paper-trail-1.553275: “ST Tilley, or Seth Tilley as he was more commonly known, was prominent in the colony, and his establishment was called the Colonial Book Store on Columbia Street in New Westminster. The year was 1862, and Tilley was, through this comprehensive notice, letting the paper’s followers know that he was fully prepared to meet their reading and writing needs.”

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; Index to Marriage Bonds 1810-1932 (RS551A); http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS551A/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=5104: “Name: Tilley, Seth T.; Year: 1863; Role: co-signer; Point of Origin: Saint John County; County: Saint John; Microfilm: F-9094; Reference: 1863-2328; Related Records: Wetmore, James, groom, Saint John County; Drake, Sarah, bride, Saint John County.

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://www.archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=990fa5ea-0002-45ea-a29d-2986b5ff96bc&r=1&ni=283518: “Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 21 Number 2491; Date: January 6 1864; County: Saint John; Place: Saint John; Newspaper: Saint John Globe: “Messrs. Alex. P. ADAMS and Joseph S. WETMORE, both young men and residents of Carleton (St. John) left town yesterday for British Columbia. They are accompanied by Seth T. TILLEY, a native of this Province, who has resided at New Westminster for some years and has been home for a short time on visit. The two first named gentlemen leave their families here. On Saturday eve., the friends of Mr. WETMORE waited upon him at his residence and presented him, as a token of their affectionate regard, with a valuable gold watch and a gold locket attached containing a portrait of his wife.”

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://www.archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=8c974ee7-46ac-4a0f-b1d5-9d6152eeed9a&r=1&ni=283511: “Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 22 Number 1923; Date: September 9 1864; County: Saint John; Place: Saint John; Newspaper: Saint John Globe: We notice that a New Brunswick boy, S.T. TILLEY had been chosen engineer of the Fire Dept. of New Westminster [probably in British Columbia].”

Big Bend Gold Rush; Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_Gold_Rush

1865 Big Bend Gold Rush; http://www.westcoastplacer.com/top-ten-gold-rushes-of-bc-part-2/

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZQ-HBV : 25 April 2016), Seth T Tilley, 1871.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYDN-D6Q : 26 November 2014), Seth F Tilley, 15 Aug 1871; citing Voter Registration, Grayson, Stanislaus, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 978,590.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYDN-6PY : 26 November 2014), Seth F Tilley, 15 Aug 1871; citing Voter Registration, Grayson, Stanislaus, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 978,590.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTXJ-FYS : 26 November 2014), Seth Thom Tilley, 16 Mar 1875; citing Voter Registration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 1,548,299.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTXJ-LPD : 26 November 2014), Seth Thomas Tilley, 16 Mar 1875; citing Voter Registration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 1,548,299.

“California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTXJ-G5N : 26 November 2014), Seth Thorne Tilley, 24 May 1879; citing Voter Registration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 1,548,299.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-K7B : 18 November 2014), Seth T. Tilley in household of Wm C. Mitchell, Lytton & Cache Creek & Spence’s Bridge & Kamloops, Yale, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211660.pdf.

“Number Please,” Vancouver & Beyond: Pictures and Stories from the Postcard Era, 1900-1914, By Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion; Surrey, British Columbia, 2000, page 22; https://books.google.ca/books?id=uquI52kWY7gC&pg=PA22&lpg=PA22&dq=%22s+t+tilley%22#v=onepage&q=%22s%20t%20tilley%22&f=false.

“Very Destructive Fire This Morning,” Vancouver Daily World, February 9, 1889, page 4.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-2SV : 13 November 2014), Seth Thomas Gilley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00025.

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://www.archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=aae7a542-c60c-4795-80c1-edbfd5133613&r=1&ni=283511: “Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 94 Number 2555; Date: January 2 1894; County: Saint John; Place: Saint John; Newspaper: The Daily Sun: S.T. TILLEY is the pioneer stationer of Vancouver, B.C., having opened business in this city about eight years ago. He originally came to this province in May of 1858 from New Brunswick. Many of the old-time tales he can tell of pioneer hardships, gold excitements, Indian troubles and a thousand and one things that now affect the population of our thriving city. Mr. Tilley has met with several set-backs, which to another man would have been fatal, in his business career, being twice burnt out. Notwithstanding these offsets, by integrity and business principals, he has again succeeded in building up a leading stationery store in the city – ‘World’.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ti to Tz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteti.htm: “Tilley, Seth Thorne, 521 Howe St, Merchant, Van.”

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2R3 : 1 February 2017), Seth F Tilley, 1901.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2VM : 1 February 2017), Seth Tilly, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK1-923 : 30 September 2015), Seth Thorne Tilley, 1910.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK1-92Q : 30 September 2015), Seth Thorne Tilley, 1910.

“Pioneer Resident Goes to Long Rest; S.T. Tilley, Who Had First Stationery Store, Died on Sunday,” Vancouver Province, August 22, 1901, page 1:

“Mr. S.T. Tilley died at St. Paul’s Hospital at noon yesterday at the age of 75. He was a native of St. John N.B., and came to this province fifty years ago. He was in charge of the commissary department during the location surveys of the C.P.R. and afterwards in the paymaster’s department during construction by A. Onderdonk.

He opened the first stationery store in this city which he carried on for several years and then moved to Bella Bella, where he had charge of a store and post office. His store in Vancouver was on the present site of the Boulder hotel, Carrall and Cordova streets. In it in 1888-89 was located the first telephone central station, the work being performed in that early day by one operator.

A son of Mr. Tilley pre-deceased him several years. The young man was purser on one of the Empress liners. The deceased leaves a wife, long a resident of this city.”

Seth T. Tilley, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 22, 1910, page 24 [header of page says Saturday, August 20, 1910, but rest of paper is dated August 22.]

Seth Thorne Tilley, funeral description, Vancouver Province, August 24, 1910, page 8: “Tilley: The funeral of the late Seth Thorne Tilley took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from Messrs. Greene & Simpson’s establishment. There was a large attendance of old-time residents of this city. Rev. H.G.F. Clinton of St. James’s Church officiated.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-71KJ : 13 December 2015), Seth Thorne Tilley, 1910; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304425, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304425.

 

David Withrow (furniture store in New Westminster)

Camera Workers, 1858-1950; The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950; http://cameraworkers.davidmattison.com/getperson.php?personID=I27&tree=cw18581950.

David Withrow advertisement, British Columbian (New Westminster), 1869 03 20, reproduced in Camera Workers, 1858-1950; The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950; http://cameraworkers.davidmattison.com/getperson.php?personID=I27&tree=cw18581950.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-VVR : 13 November 2014), David Withrow, 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:KHV2-MQN : 1 February 2017), David Withrow in entry for William H Ellis, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-V3N : 30 September 2015), David Withrow, 1905.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-3WQ8 : 28 February 2017), David Withrow, .

 

Andrew Onderdonk (construction contractor)

Andrew Onderdonk, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Onderdonk

Robert D. Turner, “ONDERDONK, ANDREW,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed April 2, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/onderdonk_andrew_13E.html.

 

John Clayton (general store in Bella Bella, British Columbia)

“John Clayton,” Shearwater Resort and Marina, Mural Who’s Who; http://shearwater.ca/site/united-in-history/mural-whos-who.html: “John Clayton: (1842-1910) First immigrant landowner and businessman in Bella Coola and agent for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Purchased the Hudson’s Bay property in Bella Coola and the Fort McLoughlin property in Bella Bella and operated the first store and post office in old town, then sold the property to the Gosse Millerd Packing Company of east Bella Bella.”

 

John Bracken (father of Jane Martha Bracken)

Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_Point,_Wisconsin.

Bracken v. Preston, Wisconsin Supreme Court Reports, July Term, 1845, pages 584-599; https://books.google.ca/books?id=Tno0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA591&lpg=PA591&dq=%22john+bracken%22#v=onepage&q=%22john%20bracken%22&f=false [ownership of land and minerals; John Bracken was the brother of one of the parties, Charles Bracken.]

The Bracken House, http://local.rrstar.com/mineral-point-wi/manufacturing/real-estate-agents/the-bracken-house-000-000-0000: “235 Davis St, Mineral Point, WI 53521; This three level, 2800 square foot limestone house with wood trim was built in 1846 by tanner John Bracken.”

National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form; Mineral Point Historic District; https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset?assetID=d2670ccf-9433-4660-bdcd-5c15d9d7931f: “Among the best examples of the Greek Revival style is the John Bracken House that was constructed in 1846 at 235 Davis St.

John Bracken House, 235 Davis St., Mineral Point; http://content.mpl.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/mineralpoin/id/18/rec/11: “built about 1846 by John Bracken; the 1850 census lists the members of the household as John Bracken, 42, “Taner & Curier” [tanner and currier], birthplace Pennsylvania, value of real estate $800; Maria Bracken 35 birthplace, Pennsylvania; Maria 17, birthplace, Pennsylvania; William S., 10, birthplace, Wisconsin; J. M. [female], 5, birthplace, Wisconsin; Ann C., [female] 3, birthplace, Wisconsin; Eliza Tilley, 26, birthplace, Pennsylvania; Mary Jones, 16, birthplace, Wales.”

John Bracken House, 235 Davis St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin; Wisconsin Historical Society; http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963814&dsRecordDetails=R:HI56655 [includes photographs of house].

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4DN-1PV : 9 November 2014), John Bracken, Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States; citing family 1, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRPB-FB6 : 3 June 2016), John Bracken in entry for Samuel Decatur Pulford and Mary Downing Bracken, 13 May 1853; citing Iowa, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,266,675.

“Wisconsin State Census, 1855,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMML-GCJ : 14 November 2014), John Bracken, Mineral Point Village, Iowa, Wisconsin; citing line 3, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,032,687.

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW9M-3BK : 30 December 2015), John Bracken, 1860.

“Wisconsin State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMMY-4XP : 8 November 2014), John Bracken, Menomonie, Dunn, Wisconsin; State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,032,690.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-Q9R9 : 13 December 2015), John Bracken, ; Burial, Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States of America, Old Mineral Point Cemetery; citing record ID 49140664, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49140664.

 

Maria (mother of Jane Martha Bracken)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-Q9RS : 13 December 2015), Maria Bracken, 1857; Burial, Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States of America, Old Mineral Point Cemetery; citing record ID 49140728, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49140728.

 

Jane Martha Bracken

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4DN-1PG : 9 November 2014), J Cee Bracken in household of John Bracken, Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States; citing family 1, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW9M-3B2 : 30 December 2015), Jane M Bracken in entry for John Bracken, 1860.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-BD7 : 18 November 2014), Jenney Tilley in household of William Holmes, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 47; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-2SK : 13 November 2014), Jane Martha Gilley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00025.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2RQ : 1 February 2017), Jennie M Tilley in entry for Seth F Tilley, 1901.

1921 Canada Census; Jeanne M. Tilley [indexed as Janne M. Tilley], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; 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 with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVP-HH8 : 30 September 2015), Jane M Tilley, 1931.

Jane M. Tilley, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 15, 1931, page 25; Vancouver Sun, May 15, 1931, page 26; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ui1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3831%2C1934225; Vancouver Sun, May 16, 1931, page 22 ; [link leads to column 1, just below death notice]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Uy1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1093%2C2102939 [link leads to top of page; death notice is in column 1]: Tilley—Passed away May 14, 1931, at 1066 West 13th Ave., Jane M., widow of the late S.T. Tilley, in her 82nd year, of 1424 Burnaby St., survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. N.D. Beck. Funeral service from the Mr. Pleasant Undertaking Col, Kingsway and 11th Ave., Saturday, May 10, at 11 o’clock, Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-71KC : 13 December 2015), Jane M. Tilley, 1931; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304424, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304424.

 

Charles Smith Tilley (son of Jane Martha Bracken)

Daniel F Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; http://www.archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=837cb27a-ce1a-432a-b63d-b8f10589ec1a&r=1&ni=283517: “Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 47 Number 2199; Date: June 23 1879; County: Saint John; Place: Saint John; Newspaper: Daily News: “The will of Chas. W. SMITH of Gagetown (Queens Co.) was proved Thursday last. Heirs listed – a young son of Seth TILLEY residing in California; Miss Mary BABBIT, Miss Helen SMITH of Saint John, Mrs. Dr. SCOTT and Mrs. B.S. BABBIT. Executors: Samuel W. BABBIT, Esq., cashier People’s Bank, Fredericton, John BABBIT, Esq., Burton and Capt. S. WESTON.”

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-BDW : 18 November 2014), Charly Tilley in household of William Holmes, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 47; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-2S2 : 13 November 2014), Charles Smith Gilley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00025.

RMS Empress of Japan (1890); Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empress_of_Japan_(1890).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-V2Y : 30 September 2015), Charles F Tilley, 1898; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRCW-J4L?mode=g&i=2868&cc=1538285.

Charles F. Tilley, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, February 17, 1898, page 2, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18980217uvic/18980217#page/n1/mode/1up: “Charles F. Tilley, purser on the steamer Empress of India, died this morning at St. Paul’s hospital after a period of great suffering. The late Mr. Tilley was a son of S.L. [sic] Tilley, who moved here [Vancouver] with his family before the fire. “Charley” Tilley was very generally popular.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-71VJ : 13 December 2015), Charles S. Tilley, 1898; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304435, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304435.

 

Jeanne Stewart Tilley (daughter of Jane Martha Bracken)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-BD4 : 18 November 2014), Jenney Tilley in household of William Holmes, North, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 47; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-2SL : 13 November 2014), Jennie Stewart Gilley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00025.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2R7 : 1 February 2017), Jennie S Tilley in entry for Seth F Tilley, 1901.

Society, Vancouver Sun, July 4, 1916, page 3: “Miss Tilley, who has arrived from Edmonton on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Tilley, at Denman street, left yesterday for Cowan’s Point, to be the guest for a few days of Mrs. Pardee, of Edmonton, who has taken a cottage there for the summer.”

1921 Canada Census; Jeanne Cecile Tilley [indexed as Janne Cecile Tilley] in household of Jeanne M. Tilley [indexed as Janne M. Tilley], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-H58 : 21 January 2016), Nicholas Dominic Beck and Jeanne Cecilia Tilley, 10 Apr 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY2-GR6 : 30 September 2015), Jeanne Beck, 1971.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-SLKB : 11 July 2016), Jeanne Tilley Beck, ; Burial, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Saint Joachims Cemetery; citing record ID 163031894, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163031894.

 

John Walton Roweyn Beck (father of Nicholas Dominic Du Bois Beck)

Rev. John Walton Romeyn BECK; Kirkpatrick Family Archives; http://genealogy.kirkpatrickaustralian.com/archives/getperson.php?personID=I23119&tree=TKA

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7G-FLG : 8 November 2014), R I W R Beck, Ashburnham, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1065-1066, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,939.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M473-L97 : 13 November 2014), Walton R Beck, North Monaghan, West Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9986, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,623.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-RHX : 18 November 2014), John Beck, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVR-XZ7 : 10 April 2015), John Walton Roweyn Beck in entry for Robert Maxwell Dennistoun and Mary Mildred Louisa Beck, 06 Sep 1892; citing registration , Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,473.

Last will and testament of John Walton Romeyn Beck; Cobourg and District Images; http://images.ourontario.ca/Cobourg/48424/data

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWQ-8Y3 : 24 June 2015), Rev. J.W.R. Beck, 1889; citing Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, pg 617 CN 014514, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,493.

 

Nicholas Dominic Beck (husband of Jeanne Stewart Tilley)

Richard A. Willie, “Beck, Nicholas du Bois Dominic,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/beck_nicholas_du_bois_dominic_15E.html.

Nicolas Dubois Dominic Beck, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Dubois_Dominic_Beck.

Nicholas Du Bois Dominic Beck, The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography, first edition; by Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1898; page 62; https://archive.org/stream/cu31924028895725#page/n81/mode/1up.

Nicholas Du Bois Dominic Beck, The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters, second edition, by Henry James Morgan; Toronto, William Briggs, 1912; page 79; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen00morguoft#page/79/mode/1up.

Hon. Nicholas Dubois Dominic Beck, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1, 1911, edited by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 104; http://ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=643098&qryID=402d0507-e538-4eba-b8a5-dc679fd1b9e5.

Hon. Nicholas Dubois Dominic Beck, Northern Who’s Who; A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, Volume 1, 1916, page 47; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/47/mode/1up [includes photograph of Hon. Nicholas D. Beck].

Nicolas Dubois Dominic Beck (1926–1927); University of Alberta Centenary; http://wayback.archive-it.org/1830/20140930204029/http://www.ualbertacentennial.ca/organization/chancellors/beck.html.

Hon. Nicholas du Bois Dominic Beck; Alberta, Past and Present : Historical and Biographical, Volume 2; Chicago, Illinois, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company,1924, pages 69-71; https://archive.org/stream/albertapastprese02blue#page/69/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/albertapastprese02blue#page/70/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/albertapastprese02blue#page/71/mode/1up.

Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas DuBois Dominic Beck (1857-1928); http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/beck_ndd.shtml.

Nicholas Dominic Beck, https://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/nicholas-dominic-beck_102181886: “Born in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada on 4 May 1857 to John Walton Beck and Georgiana Boulton. Nicholas Dominic married Mary Ethel Lloyd and had 5 children. Nicholas Dominic married Louisa Adelaide Teefy. Nicholas Dominic married Jeanne Cecile Tilley. He passed away on Apr 1928 in Seattle, Washington, USA.” [Mary Ethel Lloyd: 1865-1904; Louisa Adelaide Teefy: 1854-1928; Jeanne Cecile Tilley: 1879-1971.]

Southern Alberta Pioneers and their Descendants, Pioneer Profiles : B; Nicholas Dominic Beck; http://www.pioneersalberta.org/profiles/b.html: “Justice Beck was born at Coburg, Ontario in 1857. the son of Rev. J. W. R. and Georgina Beck, was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1879, having earned his degree from the University of Toronto. He maintained an office in Peterborough. In 1886 he married Mary Ethel Lloyd and they had two daughters and two sons. In 1889 he came to Calgary and became a partner in the firm of Lougheed, McCarthy and Beck. He moved to Edmonton in 1891 where he became interested in legal, moral and educational advancement of the NWT. In 1906, he married Louisa Adelaide Teefy. In 1907, Beck was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Alberta, and then the Appellate Division.”

The postmaster’s legacy: Samuel J. Carver put his stamp on the early, growing community of Peterborough, by Elwood Jones, October 1, 2016; http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/10/01/the-postmasters-legacy-samuel-j-carver-put-his-stamp-on-the-early-growing-community-of-peterborough: “The executor of the McKyes estate was George S. Boulton, the father-in-law of the Rev. J.W.R. Beck, who served as the Rector of Peterborough from 1856 to 1889.”

History of All Saints’, http://www.allsaintspeterborough.org/aboutus/history.htm: “All Saints’ Church can be traced back to the year 1875, then known as the South Ward Mission under the direction of The Reverend J.W.R. Beck of St. John’s Anglican Church.”

Nicholas Du Bois Dominic Beck fonds, Archives Society of Alberta, https://albertaonrecord.ca/nicholas-du-bois-dominic-beck-fonds [includes biography].

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie, by Edmonton Historical Board, Heritage Sites Committee; Edmonton (Alta.), 2004, page 19: “Beck Close: South of Ellerslie Road, west of Calgary Trail: Supreme Court judge Nicolas Dominic Beck (1857-1828) was born in Canada West and educated in law at the University of Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1879, Beck moved west in 1882 and eventually, in the 1890s, came to Edmonton. He was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Alberta in 1907. Beck Close is in the Blackmud Creek neighbourhood.”

Nicholas Dominic DuBois Beck; Kings Highway; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kings-highway&id=I14161.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7G-FL8 : 8 November 2014), N S Beck, Ashburnham, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, line 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1065-1066, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,939; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391568_00282.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M473-LMR : 13 November 2014), Nicholas D Beck in household of Harry T Beck, North Monaghan, West Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 28, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9986, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,623; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396623_00377.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXR-RHN : 18 November 2014), Nicholas Beck in household of John Beck, Peterborough, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13241, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,877; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008178731.pdf.

“New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27TC-D4M : 15 April 2015), Nicholas D Beck, 1884; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm.

Manitoba Marriages; Registration Number: 1886-001822; Nicolas Dominic Beck and Mary Ethel Lloyd; place of marriage: St. Boniface; date of marriage: November 17, 1886.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5T-JLR : 13 November 2014), Nichole Beck, Calgary, Alberta, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148227; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148227-00393.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRF-TH4 : 1 February 2017), Nicholus D Beck, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=67748&highlight=10&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Nicholus+D.+Beck; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z004/pdf/z000178361.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZ4-9NJ : 10 April 2015), Nicholas Dominic Beck and Louisa Adelaide Teefy, 09 Jan 1906; citing registration , Richmond Hill, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,702.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV6-DZZ : 13 November 2014), N D Beck, 27C, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e049/e001213165.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276D-XCJ : 2 March 2015), N D Beck, 1911; citing Census, Edmonton Sub-Districts 1-61, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,652; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=10812&highlight=15&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+N.D.+Cook; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001927479.pdf [indexed as N D Booth].

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJL1-SYZ : 6 December 2014), Nicholas D. Beck, 07 Sep 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNBK-H26 : 6 December 2014), Nicholas Beck, 11 Mar 1913; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Minnehaha, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5F-5T3 : 5 November 2014), N D Beck, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 14, line 34; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,965; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21950/pdf/31228_4363979-00795.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Nicolas D Beck, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 7; Census Place: Edmonton West (Part), Edmonton West, Alberta; Page Number: 15; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-H5X : 21 January 2016), Nicholas Dominic Beck and Jeanne Cecilia Tilley, 10 Apr 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3PL-BH5 : 5 December 2014), Nicholas Dominick Dubois Beck, 14 May 1928; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 1501, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,479; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/EF3BECF25CE6AC2AD79359FC2A72E0CA.

“Sudden Death Hon. N.D. Beck; Pioneer Jurist Was Stricken While Playing Golf in Seattle; Was Outstanding Figure in West; Remains Will Be Brought to Edmonton This Week for Interment,” Edmonton Journal; May 15, 1928, page 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aBZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4ocNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1621%2C1806087 [includes photograph of Hon. N.D. Beck]; page 9; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aBZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4ocNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2001%2C1848678.

“Alberta Judge Dies,” Victoria Daily Colonist, May 16, 1928, page 3, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0528uvic_13#page/n2/mode/1up.

Alberta Judge Dies, Toronto Globe, May 16, 1928, page 3: “Edmonton, May 14.—Word was received here of the sudden death in Seattle of Mr. Justice N.D. Beck, member of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Alberta.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-SLLY : 7 June 2016), Nicholas Dominik Beck, 1928; Burial, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Saint Joachims Cemetery; citing record ID 163031896, Find a Grave, https://forums.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163031896.

 

Mary Ethel Lloyd (wife of Nicholas Dominic du Bois Beck)

Mary Ethel Lloyd; Kings Highway; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kings-highway&id=I14164. [Birth: 29 SEP 1865 in Birmingham, Great Britain; Death: 30 APR 1904 in Edmonton, NWT; Burial: 2 MAY 1904 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-SLL8 : 11 July 2016), Mary Ethel Lloyd Beck, 1904; Burial, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Saint Joachims Cemetery; citing record ID 163031895, Find a Grave, https://forums.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163031895.

 

Louisa Adelaide Teefy (wife of Nicholas Dominic du Bois Beck)

Louisa Adelaide Teefy; Kings Highway; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kings-highway&id=I14196: “Birth: 29 DEC 1854 in Canada; Death: 9 DEC 1927 in Oakland, Alameda, California.]

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK91-49BG : 5 June 2015), Louise A Beck, 1927; citing 58162, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.