Topham, Thomas (1872-1935)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 790.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 790.

Thomas Topham was a gardener, laborer  and florist. He lived at 1963 Georgia Street in 1907.

 

Family Background

Thomas Topham was born on November 3, 1872 in Handsworth, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

Thomas’s parents were Samuel Topham (1842-1923) and Mary Hickman (1840-1890). Samuel married his second wife, Elizabeth Gillott (sometimes spelled “Gillett”), in October 1892.

Ancestry.com. Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Derbyshire Record Office; Matlock, Derbyshire, England; Derbyshire Church of England Parish Registers; Diocese: Diocese of Derby; Reference Number: d2402/A/PI/4/1. Name: Samuel Topham; Gender: Male; Marriage Banns Date: 2 Oct 1892; Marriage Banns Place: Duffield, Derbyshire, England; Spouse: Elizabeth Gillett.

Ancestry.com. Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Derbyshire Record Office; Matlock, Derbyshire, England; Derbyshire Church of England Parish Registers; Diocese: Diocese of Derby; Reference Number: d2402/A/PI/4/1. Name: Samuel Topham; Gender: Male; Marriage Banns Date: 2 Oct 1892; Marriage Banns Place: Duffield, Derbyshire, England; Spouse: Elizabeth Gillett.

It appears that Samuel died in Yorkshire in 1923, and that Elizabeth died in 1937 in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1937.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Elizabeth Topham; Death Date: 17 Jul 1937; Death Place: Yorkshire, England; Probate Date: 21 Dec 1937; Registry: Wakefield.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Elizabeth Topham; Death Date: 17 Jul 1937; Death Place: Yorkshire, England; Probate Date: 21 Dec 1937; Registry: Wakefield.

Thomas’s Early Life in England

In 1881, Thomas was a student, living with his parents in Handsworth, Yorkshire.

In 1891, he was a gardener, living with his father in Handsworth.

It appears that he married Esther Deakin in Wadsley, Yorkshire, on December 25, 1900. She was born in Wadsley about 1875.

In 1901, Thomas and Esther were living in Bradfield, Yorkshire. Thomas was a laborer in a steel forge.

Esther died in 1903 in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire.

 

Travel to Canada

In 1904, Thomas sailed to Canada on S.S. Ionian.

Ionian on the Clyde at Scotstoun, The Allan Line, http://www.dalmadan.com/?p=1044.

Ionian on the Clyde at Scotstoun, The Allan Line, http://www.dalmadan.com/?p=1044.

He arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on his way to Saskatoon, which was then in the Northwest Territories.

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS7-5SK : 11 March 2018), T Topham, Mar 1904; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-498, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS7-5SK : 11 March 2018), T Topham, Mar 1904; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-498, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

By 1906, Thomas was in Vancouver. It appears that he was living at 250 Powell Street, although the Vancouver directory listed him as “R.T. Topham.”

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 614.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 614.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1906 Number 8, 250 Powell Street
1907 1963 Georgia Street
1908 to 1909 Not listed under Vancouver names
1910 East 15th Avenue near St. Catherine Street
1911 918 East 15th Avenue
1912 to 1920 946 East 15th Avenue (listed as Charles Topham in 1916)
1921 to 1933 977 East 16th Avenue
1934 and 1935 Not listed in Vancouver names

 

Marriage to Annie Murphy

On December 12, 1911 in Vancouver, Thomas married Bridget Ann Kerr, who was born in Scotland on January 26, 1877.

Some details of Annie’s background are unclear. According to the marriage registration, her surname was “Kerr,” and she was a widow. Her parents were John Martin and Mary McQueen. (It appears that her real name was Bridget Ann Murphy, and that her parents were Patrick Murphy and Mary Quinn. If so, she had been married to John Coll, and they were living in Scotland in 1901. She and John Coll had at least four children.)

After Thomas married Annie, they lived most of their life in East Vancouver.

Thomas was a florist in East Vancouver until the mid-1930s.

He died in Essondale, British Columbia, on January 2, 1935. He was buried in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Annie died in Vancouver on December 5, 1949. She was buried in Seaview Cemetery at Gibsons, British Columbia.

Vancouver Sun, December 7, 1949, page 34.

Vancouver Sun, December 7, 1949, page 34.

The Coast News (Gibsons, British Columbia), December 12, 1949, page 2, column 3; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0173347#p1z-2r0f:

The Coast News (Gibsons, British Columbia), December 12, 1949, page 2, column 3; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0173347#p1z-2r0f:

Thomas and Annie had twin sons, Samuel and John.

The Coast News (Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia), March 8, 1946, page 8, column 5; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0172680#p7z-2r0f:

The Coast News (Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia), March 8, 1946, page 8, column 5; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0172680#p7z-2r0f:

 

Samuel Martin Topham

Samuel Martin Topham was born in Vancouver on October 21, 1912.

He served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.

He worked as a logger.

He married Dorothy (whose last name is unknown). She was born in England on February 25, 1907.

Dorothy died in Sechelt, British Columbia on March 26, 1983.

Samuel died in Gibsons on September 2, 1988.

Sunshine Coast News (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia); September 5, 1988, page 19, column 4; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0176056#p18z-1r0f:

Sunshine Coast News (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia); September 5, 1988, page 19, column 4; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0176056#p18z-1r0f:

 

John Thomas Topham

John Thomas Topham was born in Vancouver on October 21, 1912.

He served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.

He worked as a deck hand for British Columbia Ferries.

He married Elizabeth Yeoman Munroe Green. She was born in Vancouver on September 22, 1911. Her parents were George and Elizabeth Green.

Elizabeth died in Sechelt, British Columbia on May 28, 1991.

Sunshine Coast News (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia), June 3, 1991, page 17, column 4; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0176292#p16z0r0f:

Sunshine Coast News (Sunshine Coast, British Columbia), June 3, 1991, page 17, column 4; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xcoastnews/items/1.0176292#p16z0r0f:

John died in Vancouver on September 26, 1994.

 

Annie had four children by her first marriage, including a son and daughter who lived in Vancouver.

 

Dennis Coll

Dennis Coll was born in Dumbartonshire, Scotland on April 2, 1897.

He worked as a fireman. He was married to Hanna Kane.

He died in Vancouver on January 3, 1965. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Mary Coll

Mary Coll was born in Scotland on July 30, 1965.

She was married to Frederick James Everett.

She died in Vancouver on March 1, 1960. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Sources

Samuel Topham (father of Thomas Topham)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGGS-62G : 11 February 2018, Samuel Topham, 13 Mar 1842); citing MATLOCK,DERBY,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 428,924, 498,102.

“England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KBFC-6B2 : 8 November 2017), Samuel Topham, 13 Mar 1842; citing 13 Mar 1842; Christening, Matlock, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, Citing Derbyshire Record Office, England; FHL microfilm 2,081,963.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGBD-1RZ : 21 October 2017), Samuel Topham in household of Anthony Holmes, Darley, Derbyshire, England; citing Darley, Derbyshire, England, p. 15, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7NC-N7Y : 9 December 2017), Samuel Topham in household of Anthony Holmes, Darley, Derbyshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. [states that birthdate was 1782 rather than 1842].

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWQ-BVY : 13 December 2014), Samuel Topham, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 4, vol. 7B, p. 632, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBC2-CH3 : 11 December 2017), Samuel Topham, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Y-2Z42 : 11 December 2017), Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 4669/36, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,310.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7NNK-W3Z : 11 December 2017), Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKZ-K7NN : 16 January 2018), Samuel Topham and Elizabeth Gillott, 1892.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJD-KPW : 13 December 2014), Samuel Topham, 1892; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1892, quarter 4, vol. 7B, p. 1082, Belper, Derbyshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9PN-TNL : 8 April 2016), Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Handsworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWKG-FZB : 2 August 2017), Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Handsworth Sheffield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHS-TJLW : 4 September 2014), Samuel Topham, 1923; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mary Hickman (mother of Thomas Topham)

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7SQ-7NR : 13 December 2017), Mary Hickman in household of Jonathan Hickman, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG6V-HR7 : 9 November 2017), Mary Hickman in household of Jonathan Hickman, Colston Basset, Nottinghamshire, England; citing Colston Basset, Nottinghamshire, England, p. 7, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWS-TNG : 13 December 2014), Mary Hickman, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 4, vol. 7B, p. 632, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBC2-CHQ : 11 December 2017), Mary Topham in entry for Samuel Topham, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Y-2ZH8 : 11 December 2017), Mary Topham in household of Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 4669/36, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,310.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JFP-5SS : 31 December 2014), Mary Topham, 1890; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Elizabeth Gillott (wife of Samuel Topham)

“England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKZ-96ZK : 16 January 2018), Samuel Topham and Elizabeth Gillott, 1892.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJC-YFS : 13 December 2014), Elizabeth Gilloti, 1892; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1892, quarter 4, vol. 7B, p. 1082, Belper, Derbyshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9PN-TNG : 8 April 2016), Elizabeth Topham in household of Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Handsworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWKG-FZ1 : 2 August 2017), Elizabeth Topham in household of Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Handsworth Sheffield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHG-LM9S : 4 September 2014), Elizabeth Topham, 1937; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Thomas Topham

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3KC-L4Y : 11 February 2018, Thomas Topham, 20 Jul 1873); citing HANDSWORTH,YORK,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 990,889.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Y-2ZDR : 11 December 2017), Thomas Topham in household of Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 7, Piece/Folio 4669/36, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,310.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7NNK-VT2 : 11 December 2017), Thomas Topham in household of Samuel Topham, Handsworth, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NN2Q-FBW : 10 February 2018), Thomas Tophan and Esther Deakin, 25 Dec 1900; citing Wadsley, Ecclesfield, York, England, reference 172, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,938,073.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X95R-66M : 8 April 2016), Thomas Topham, Bradfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bradfield subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS7-5SK : 11 March 2018), T Topham, Mar 1904; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-498, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-RB5 : 11 March 2018), Thomas Topham and Annie Kerr, 12 Dec 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2D-LPF : 8 November 2017), Thomas Topham, 1935.

Thomas Topham, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 4, 1935, page 15: “Topham—Passed away on January 2, 1935, Thomas Topham of Gibsons Landing, aged 62 years. Besides his loving wife he leaves to mourn his passing two sons, Samuel Martin and John Thomas of Gibsons Landing. Funeral service Saturday, January 5, 1935, at 10 o’clock, from the Funeral Chapel of W.E. Fale [sic: Fales], 612 Agnes street, New Westminster. Interment New Westminster Cemetery.”

 

Esther Deakin (probable wife of Thomas Topham)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X8K-358 : 1 October 2014), Esther Deakin, 1875; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Wortley, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSCS-SD9 : 9 March 2018, Esther Deakin, ); citing St. Vincent of Paul, Sheffield, York, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,941,825.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Y-HYH1 : 11 December 2017), Esther Deakin in household of Mary Deakin, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 71, Piece/Folio 4617/156, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,296.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7FTJ-1PZ : 11 December 2017), Esther Deakin in household of Thomas Deakin, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NN2Q-FBQ : 10 February 2018), Thomas Tophan and Esther Deakin, 25 Dec 1900; citing Wadsley, Ecclesfield, York, England, reference 172, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,938,073.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X95R-669 : 8 April 2016), Esther Topham in household of Thomas Topham, Bradfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bradfield subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N5P-MN7 : 31 December 2014), Esther Topham, 1903; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Patrick Murphy (father of Bridget Ann Murphy)

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: Patt Murphy; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Single; Age: 23; Birth Date: 1843; Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1866; Marriage Place: Newry, Arm, Ireland; Father: Thomas Murphy; Spouse: Mary Quinn; FHL Film Number: 101500; Reference ID: 1137.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM2L-G8R : 8 December 2017), Patrick Murphy, Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 19, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,626.

 

Mary (possibly Quinn) (wife of Patrick Murphy)

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: Mary Quinn; Gender: Female; Marital Status: Single; Age: 23; Birth Date: 1843; Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1866; Marriage Place: Newry, Arm, Ireland; Father: Michael Quinn; Spouse: Patt Murphy; FHL Film Number: 101500; Reference ID: 1137.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM2L-G8T : 8 December 2017), Mary Murphy, Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 19, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,626.

 

Bridget Ann Murphy (wife of Thomas Topham)

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM2L-GD9 : 8 December 2017), Bridget Murphy, Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 19, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,626.

Ancestry.com. 1901, Bridget Aomie [Annie] Coll in household of John Coll, Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Parish: Dumbarton; ED: 8; Page: 19; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_168.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-RBL : 11 March 2018), Thomas Topham and Annie Kerr, 12 Dec 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-ZF2W : 13 December 2015), Annie Topham, ; Burial, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Seaview Cemetery; citing record ID 109592379, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109592379: “Annie Topham; Birth: 1877; Death: 1949 (aged 71–72); Burial: Seaview Cemetery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 109592379.”

 

John Coll (husband of Bridget Ann “(Annie”) Murphy)

Ancestry.com. 1901, John Coll, Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Parish: Dumbarton; ED: 8; Page: 19; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_168.

 

Samuel Martin Topham (son of Thomas Topham)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-015373; Samuel Martin Topham; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17115; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709264; date of death: September 2, 1988; place of death: Gibsons; age at death: 75; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c90d1a42-ca0d-4ef3-afaa-abf40ab172d6; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5d739285-824d-4e28-a6d1-f1ba6cfda771.

 

Dorothy (wife of Samuel Martin Topham)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-MXT : 8 November 2017), Dorothy Topham, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/be82997a-59f4-4d3f-adf6-dc711ad4dd64.

 

John Thomas Topham (son of Thomas Topham)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-018593; John Thomas Topham; date of death: September 26, 1994; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 81; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/dd47fd6d-22da-4822-8599-a4a26e8df06f; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cf569967-e24c-4ee1-a6b4-dbe411b7c29e.

 

Elizabeth Yeoman Munroe Green (wife of John Thomas Topham)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-010034; Elizabeth Yeoman Munro Topham; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17151; date of death: May 28, 1991; place of death: Sechelt; age at death: 79; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/18d8e723-6d93-473d-a3ec-2694e6bf056b; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f4d06f13-7179-4678-961a-dc302ef51e52.

 

Dennis Coll (son of Bridget Ann Murphy)

Ancestry.com. 1901, Dennis Coll in household of John Coll, Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Parish: Dumbarton; ED: 8; Page: 19; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_168.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBQ-DQQ : 8 November 2017), Denis Coll, 1965; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b9bec83f-786b-4563-b02e-5b27153dfd64.

 

Hannah Kane (wife of Dennis Coll)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL13-D4L : 8 November 2017), Hannah Coll, 1981; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/60041fbb-e114-41f1-9d55-cdf28428667f.

 

Mary Coll (daughter of Bridget Ann Murphy)

Ancestry.com. 1901, Mary Coll in household of John Coll, Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Parish: Dumbarton; ED: 8; Page: 19; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1901_168.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-4FW : 8 November 2017), Mary Everett, 1960; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/335a2e21-463d-4ccd-bb5b-f6ff380abee7.