Tupper, Charles Hibbert (1855-1927)

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C.M.G., “The Solicitor-General of Canada,” by Byron Nicholson, M.A., The Canadian Magazine, volume 10, number 4, February 1898, page 319; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmagazine10torouoft#page/319/mode/1up.

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C.M.G., “The Solicitor-General of Canada,” by Byron Nicholson, M.A., The Canadian Magazine, volume 10, number 4, February 1898, page 319; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmagazine10torouoft#page/319/mode/1up.

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper was a lawyer and politician. He lived at 2050 Barclay Street from 1899 to about 1924.

 

Parents

Charles Hibbert Tupper was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 3, 1855. He was the second son of Sir Charles Tupper (1821-1915). Sir Charles was a physician, a father of Canadian confederation, and a federal cabinet minister, and Prime Minister of Canada from May 1, 1896, to July 8, 1896.

Charles Hibbert Tupper’s mother was Frances Amelia Morse (1826-1912), who was the daughter of Silas Hibbert Morse.

 

Education

Charles Hibbert Tupper went to King’s College in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

He later studied at McGill College in Montreal, and he obtained a law degree at Harvard University in 1876. In 1878 he became a member of the bar of Nova Scotia.

 

Marriage

On September 9, 1879, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Charles Hibbert Tupper married Janet McDonald. She was born on June 6, 1858, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her father was James McDonald (1828-1912), who was a lawyer and the chief justice of Nova Scotia. Janet’s mother was Jane Mortimer (1828-1902).

Charles Hibbert Tupper, marriage notice, Toronto Globe, September 11, 1879, page 1.

Charles Hibbert Tupper, marriage notice, Toronto Globe, September 11, 1879, page 1.

 

Political Career

In 1882, Charles was elected to the federal House of Commons. He was re-elected in 1887, 1891, 1896, and 1900.

In 1888, he became the Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

In 1893, he was named British agent in the Bering Sea arbitration in Paris. As a result of his work on the arbitration he became a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George.

He later became Minister of Justice in the government of Sir Mackenzie Bowell and served briefly as the Solicitor General of Canada during his father’s short term as Prime Minister in 1896. He remained an MP until his retirement from politics in 1904.

 

Move to British Columbia

In late 1897, the Tupper family moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where they lived for about a year.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 11, 1897, page 5, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18971111uvic/18971111#page/n3/mode/1up/search/tupper

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 11, 1897, page 5, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18971111uvic/18971111#page/n3/mode/1up/search/tupper

Charles established a law firm in Victoria, along with a branch of the firm in Vancouver.

 

Arrival in Vancouver

About 1898, the Tupper family moved to Vancouver, where they lived at their home “Parkside,” which was at 2050 Barclay Street, near the edge of Stanley Park.

2050 Barclay Street, early 1900s, detail from Barclay Street houses, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 7173; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/73/7173.jpg

2050 Barclay Street, early 1900s, detail from Barclay Street houses, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 7173; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/73/7173.jpg

They remained on Barclay Street until they moved about 1925 to 1320 West 15th Avenue in the Shaughnessy district.

After 1904, Charles was not an elected politician, although he continued to have a voice in provincial and national politics.

He also maintained an active law practice in Vancouver.

Throughout their time in Vancouver, Charles and Janet were prominent in Vancouver society:

The Tuppers quickly assumed a prominent role in defining Vancouver’s status elite and set the pace for a new residential clustering of prominent families by constructing a house on the edge of Stanley Park. At some point the Tuppers headed or participated in virtually every prestigious social and charitable organization in the city.

Making Vancouver: Class, Status, and Social Boundaries, 1863-1913, by Robert A.J. McDonald, Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1996, page 152.

Sir Charles [Hibbert] Tupper, about 1920, Vancouver City Archives, detail from “A banquet for leading citizens at the Vancouver Club,” Port P1187; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/banquet-for-leading-citizens-at-vancouver-club.

Sir Charles [Hibbert] Tupper, about 1920, Vancouver City Archives, detail from “A banquet for leading citizens at the Vancouver Club,” Port P1187; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/banquet-for-leading-citizens-at-vancouver-club.

Lady [Janet] Tupper, about 1915, Vancouver City Archives, Port P1080; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/lady-charles-hibbert-tupper.

Lady [Janet] Tupper, about 1915, Vancouver City Archives, Port P1080; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/lady-charles-hibbert-tupper.

Charles died in Vancouver on March 30, 1927. He was buried in in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Janet died in Vancouver on June 1, 1935. She was buried in in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Charles Hibbert Tupper and Janet Macdonald had the following children.

 

Charles Tupper

Charles Tupper was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 10, 1880.

He studied civil engineering at McGill University.

On April 12, 1910, in Edmonton, Alberta, he married Myra Mary Douglas Dickey. She was born on May 11, 1887, in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Her father was Hon. Arthur Rupert Dickey (1854-1900), who was a lawyer and federal politician.

Social Events, Toronto Globe, April 13, 1910, page 5.

Social Events, Toronto Globe, April 13, 1910, page 5.

During the First World War, he served as a major with the 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

In 1927 he was living in Vernon, British Columbia.

He worked on engineering projects in Turkey, Mexico and New Zealand. In 1937, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he worked as an engineer. He retired about 1955.

He died in Toronto, Ontario, on June 19, 1962.

Charles and Myra had two daughters:

Janet Macdonald Tupper

Janet Macdonald Tupper was born on July 2, 1920. She married Philip Underwood.

Dorothy Joyce Tupper

Dorothy Joyce Tupper was born on November 29, 1922. She married Edward Dunlop.

 

Sophie Almon Tupper

Sophie Almon Tupper was born on May 16, 1882, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On December 4, 1905, Vancouver, she married Cecil Mack Merritt, who was a merchant and broker. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, on January 6, 1877. His father was William Ingersoll Merritt. Cecil’s mother was Mary Beatrice Adams.

Cecil and Sophie lived at 975 Park Road (later Lagoon Drive) from 1905 to 1913.

When the First World War began in 1914, Cecil served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Europe. On April 22, 1915, he was wounded in the leg during the Second Battle of Ypres. The next morning he was killed while encouraging his men during a counter-attack against the German forces. He was memorialized in the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial in Belgium.

Sophie never re-married. She died on March 3, 1964, in Vancouver.

Cecil and Sophie had the following children.

Beatrice Ormond Merritt

Beatrice Ormond Merritt was born in Vancouver on February 14, 1907.

She married John Alexander Macmillan, who was a physician. He was born on March 3, 1905, in Quebec. His father was Alexander Gray MacMillan. His mother was Nina Gordon Hughes.

John died on March 24, 1981, in Vancouver.

Beatrice died on May 4, 2002 in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Charles Cecil (“Cece” or “Cecil”) Ingersoll Merritt was born on November 10, 1908, in Vancouver.

He graduated from Royal Military College of Canada in 1929. He later worked as a lawyer in Vancouver.

On July 1, 1937, in Belleville, Ontario, he married Grace Graham Bone. She was born on November 3, 1913, in Ontario. Her father was Jamieson Bone. Her mother was Florence Graham.

During the Second World War, Cece served as a lieutenant colonel with the Canadian military. While commanding his battalion during the Dieppe raid on August 19, 1942, he was captured by enemy forces. He won a Victoria Cross for “matchless gallantry and inspiring leadership.”

After the war, he served one term as a Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver-Burrard. In 1949 he returned to the practice of law.

Grace died on August 5, 1990, in Vancouver. She was buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia

Cece died on July 12, 2000, in Vancouver. He was buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby.

William (“Bill”) Francis Ingersoll Merritt

William (“Bill”) Francis Ingersoll Merritt was born in Vancouver on August 16, 1913.

On November 18, 1935, in Vancouver, he married Mary Elizabeth Gordon. She was born on July 15, 1914, in Vancouver. Her father was Lemuel Laird Gordon. Her mother was Florence Armstrong Wishart.

Mary died in Vancouver on April 20, 1967.

Bill died in Vancouver on January 9, 1978.

Further information appears on the page for Cecil Mack Merritt: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/merritt-cecil-mack-1877-1915/.

 

Frances Lillian Tupper

Frances Lillian Tupper was born on January 27, 1885, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On September 24, 1919, in Vancouver, she married Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick, an oil company executive who lived at 1856 Barclay Street from 1920 to 1940. He later lived at 1891 Barclay Street.

Guy was born on November 5, 1875, in Kingston, Ontario. His father was Sir George Airey Kirkpatrick (1841-1899), who was the speaker in the Canadian House of Commons from 1883 to 1887, and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1892 to 1897. Guy’s mother was Frances Jane Macaulay (1845-1877).

Lillian died in Vancouver on July 28, 1940. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Guy died in Vancouver on December 19, 1963. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Further information appears on the page for Guy Hamilton Kirkpatrick: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-k/kirkpatrick-guy-hamilton-1875-1963/.

 

James MacDonald Tupper

James MacDonald Tupper was born on December 22, 1887, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On March 26, 1928, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, he married Mary Agnes Jean Collins. She was born on March 4, 1906 (probably in Vancouver, although one source says she was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba). Her father was Frank Collins. Her mother was Mary Wilson.

James had a long career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, including a time as the assistant commissioner of the R.C.M.P.

James died in Vancouver on June 23, 1967. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mary died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on May 1, 1973.

James and Mary had the following children.

 

Janet Mary Tupper

Janet Mary Tupper was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on February 28, 1929. In 1951 she married William Couldwell (1924-2012). Janet died on April 17, 2015.

Charles Hibbert Tupper

Charles Hibbert Tupper was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on July 4, 1930. He died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 25, 2008.

 

Janet Miriam Grace Tupper

Janet Miriam Grace Tupper was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 29, 1891.

She married Walter Glen Cuyler Holland (often called “Glen”). He was born in Surrey, England, on September 13, 1889. His father was Cuyler Armstrong Holland. His mother was Beatrice Maude Galpin.

Janet died in White Rock, British Columbia, on December 21, 1971.

Glen died in Surrey, British Columbia, on April 5, 1972.

Glen and Janet had the following children: John Dixon Cuyler Holland (1919-2004); Gordon Holland; Glen Holland; and Jane Holland.

 

Reginald Hibbert Tupper

Reginald Hibbert Tupper was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 25, 1893. He attended naval colleges, and he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres during the First World War.

On September 27, 1916, in Vancouver, he married Isobel Marion Wilson. She was born in Vancouver on August 14, 1891. Her father was David Henry Wilson, a physician and politician who lived at 1966 Haro Street from 1911 to 1926. Her mother was Annie Elizabeth Armstrong.

Reginald later became a well-known lawyer in Vancouver, and served on the boards of several corporations. For a time, there were rumors that he would enter federal politics, possibly in Nova Scotia. He later did become a candidate in North Vancouver in the 1940 federal election, but he was unsuccessful. He was a bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia from 1939 to 1962, and the treasurer of the law society in 1950 and 1951. In the mid-1950s, he was the head of a provincial inquiry into police corruption in Vancouver.

Isobel died in Vancouver on April 10, 1969. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Reginald died in Vancouver on October 14, 1972. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Reginald and Isobel had two sons: Charles Gordon Hibbert (“Gordon”) Tupper (1918- 1991) and David Wilson Hibbert Tupper (1921-1999).

Further information appears on the page for David Henry Wilson: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-w-x-y-z/wilson-david-henry-1855-1926/.

 

Victor Gordon Tupper

Victor Gordon Tupper (usually called “Gordon” or “Gordie”) was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 4, 1896.

He went to school at University School in Victoria, British Columbia, and at Highfield School in Hamilton, Ontario.

In 1914, he sat for the entrance examination at the Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario.

In September 1914, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War.

On April 9, 1917, during the attack on Vimy Ridge, a shell fragment struck him on the hip, killing him almost instantly. He was buried in the British Military Cemetery at Écoivres in France.

 

Sources

The Tupper family has been prominent in Canadian society for several generations. There is a great deal of source material that relates to the family, and the information below is only a small portion.

 

Tupper Family

“Tupper Family Hold Re-Union; Attended by Over a Hundred; ‘Tupper Association’ with Members from Canada and United States Meet; Letter from Sir Charles,” Vancouver Sun, September 6, 1916, page 10: “The first reunion of the Tupper descendants of the Tupper Family in America was held recently at Sandwich, Massachusetts, and was attended by upwards of 100 men and women from different parts of Canada and the United States. A letter from Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper was read during the two days’ meeting. A family association was formally organized and has purchased the old homestead of Thomas Tupper, near the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers landed. The meetings of the association were held in the Sandwich parish church, which is situated on the spot where one of the ancient Tuppers oft times preached. . . . A letter was read from Sir Hibbert Tupper, received in reply to a letter of condolence sent on the death of his father, Sir Charles Tupper. . . .”

 

Charles Tupper (grandfather of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

Rev. Charles Tupper, D.D., Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces Volume; New York and Toronto, American Biographical Publishing Company, 1881, pages 465-466; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08546#page/n491/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08546#page/n491/mode/1up.

Charles Tupper (1794-1881), Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Third Edition, by W. Stewart Wallace; Toronto, Macmillan, 1963, page 758.

 

Charles Tupper (father of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

Sir Charles Tupper, Bart. (1821-1915), Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Third Edition, by W. Stewart Wallace; Toronto, Macmillan, 1963, page 758.

Tupper of Armdale, Burke’s Colonial Gentry, Sir Bernard Burke; London, Harrison and Sons, 1891, pages 85-87; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera01burk#page/85/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera01burk#page/86/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera01burk#page/87/mode/1up.

Sir Charles Tupper, Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Ontario Volume; Toronto, Chicago and New York, American Biographical Publishing Company, 1880, pages 618-621; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n713/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n714/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n715/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n716/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08545#page/n717/mode/1up.

Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., G. Mercer Adam, Prominent men of Canada; Toronto, Canadian Biographical Publishing Company, 1892, pages 28-30; https://archive.org/stream/prominentmenofca00adamuoft#page/28/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/prominentmenofca00adamuoft#page/29/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/prominentmenofca00adamuoft#page/30/mode/1up.

Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, second edition, 1912, pages 1113-1114.

Phillip Buckner, “TUPPER, Sir CHARLES,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 14, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003; http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/tupper_charles_14E.html.

“Sir Charles Tupper has Said ‘Farewell’; Aged Statesman Left Vancouver for England Last Evening,” Vancouver Province, April 9, 1913, page 3:

“Right Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, P.C., Bart., G.C.M.G., C.B., left last night on the C.P.R. express for Winnipeg, en route for England. Declining the offer of a private car tendered him by the railway company on the ground that he was no longer in public life, the veteran statesman occupied the drawing-room of one of the sleeping coaches. He was accompanied by Mr. C.A. Anderson, his devoted and faithful valet.

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, Lady Tupper, the Misses Tupper and a number of old friends, including Mr. Harold Mayne Daly [see Harold Mayne Daly: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-d/daly-harold-mayne-1880-1969/], were at the depot to say farewell and the leave-takings were very affecting. The aged statesman, now nearing his ninety-second birthday, bore up bravely. He declared that he felt exceedingly well and that he looked forward with pleasure to the long rail journey over the line he was so instrumental in building.

Several weeks will be spent by the aged statesman in Winnipeg as the guest of his son, Mr. W.J. Tupper, K.C., before proceeding to Ottawa for a brief visit with Mr. Collingwood Schreiber, chief engineer of government railways.

Sir Charles will then journey to Amherst, N.S., to spend a short time with a nephew, Mr. Charles Tupper Hillson. He will say farewell to Canada on May 3, when he will embark on the C.P.R. liner Empress of Ireland for Liverpool.”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JWJ-2RY : 31 December 2014), Charles Tupper, 1915; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Dartford, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2D1-YDXT : 2 March 2017), Charles Tupper, 1915.

“Sir Charles Tupper, Venerable Statesman, is Dead in England; Last of the Fathers of Confederation Passes Away After Long Illness—A Notable Career,” Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1915, page 2. “After an illness of many months during which his rugged constitution and remarkable vitality enabled him to successfully ward off the ultimate fatal results for a surprisingly long time, considering his advanced age, Sir Charles Tupper, last of the fathers of Confederation, passed away quietly at his home at Bexley Heath, England, on Saturday morning. . . . The late Sir Charles was well known in Vancouver, having resided here during 1912 as a guest of his second son, Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper. . . . Sir Charles was pre deceased in 1912 by Lady Tupper. . . .[includes further details of his life].”

“Death of Sir Charles Tupper; Statesman of Empire,” Times (London), November 1, 1915, issue 41000, page 12, column C.

“Funeral on Tuesday; Body of Sir Charles Tupper to Reach Quebec Saturday,” Vancouver Province, November 11, 1915, page 3.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-BJ41 : 13 December 2015), Charles Tupper, 1915; Burial, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Saint John’s Cemetery; citing record ID 2551, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2551.

“Sir Charles Tupper Kin See School Named After Him,” Vancouver Sun, March 19, 1960, page 55:

Nine descendants of Sir Charles Tupper watched as a new high school bearing his name was officially opened Friday night.

The $2 million building at Twenty-third and St. George was declared open by Dr. Hugh L. Keenleyside, chairman of the B.C. Power Commission.

In the audience of 1,900 in the school gymnasium were: Reginald Tupper, Tupper’s grandson; Mrs. Cecil Merritt, Sr., a granddaughter; Mrs. John A. McMillan, a great-granddaughter; Col. Cecil Merritt, Jr. and David Tupper, great-grandsons; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sir Charles Tupper was one of the fathers of Confederation. His descendants at the ceremony are all from Vancouver.

Classes at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School actually began Jan. 1, following two years of construction.

It now has 939 students in junior grades, but in three years will have 1,700 students in grades 7 to 12.

Principal of the 46 room school is Norman Clark.

 

Frances Amelia Morse (mother of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

“Frances, Lady Tupper” Types of Canadian Women, Henry James Morgan, editor, Toronto, William Briggs, 1903, page 338; https://archive.org/stream/typesofcanadianw01morguoft#page/338/mode/1up.

Canadian Deaths 1878-1886; Abstracted from The Dominion Annual Register and Review; http://www.genealogysearch.org/canada/deaths/novascotia.html: “MORSE, Silas Hibbert – For 40 years Deputy Prothonotary for Cumberland, Nova Scotia – Died February 8, 1884 at Port Philip, Nova Scotia, aged 97 – He was a brother of the late Hon. J. S. Morse and father of Lady Tupper.”

“Nova Scotia Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQZ-5X1 : 8 November 2014), Silas H Morse, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing line 38; Library and Archives Canada film number M-1169, Public Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 865,081.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX3-KGH : 18 November 2014), Silas H. Morse in household of Hazen B. McNutt, Pugwash, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13177, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,813.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N1Z-H26 : 31 December 2014), Frances A Tupper, 1912; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Dartford, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Lady Tupper, obituary, Times (London), May 13, 1912, issue 39897, page 11, column E:

“Lady Tupper, wife of the Right Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, Bt., died on Saturday at Bexley Heath, in her 87th year.

She was Frances Amelia, daughter of Mr. Silas Hibbert Morse, of Amherst, Nova Scotia, and she married Sir Charles Tupper on October 8, 1846. . . .”

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVN3-X7SK : 1 July 2016), Frances Amelia Morse TUPPER, died 11 May 1912; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada; https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/10203894

 

Nathan Tupper (uncle of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

Nathan Tupper, M.D., Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces Volume; New York and Toronto, American Biographical Publishing Company, 1881, pages 466-467; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08546#page/n492/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_08546#page/n493/mode/1up.

 

Charles Hibbert Tupper

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Third Edition, by W. Stewart Wallace; Toronto, Macmillan, 1963, page 759.

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, second edition, 1912, pages 1114-1115.

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper and the Political Culture of British Columbia, 1903-1924, by Robert A. J. Mcdonald, BC Studies, No. 149, Spring 2006, pages 63-86; http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/bcstudies/article/download/1782/1828.

University of King’s College, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_King’s_College#Notable_alumni.

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, Who’s Who and Why, Vancouver, International Press, 1914, page 922.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QJ-FPN : 13 November 2014), Charles H Tupper, St George’s Ward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 51, line 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10014, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,354.

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2LR-X1F : 5 December 2014), Charles H. Tupper and Janet Macdonald, 09 Sep 1879; citing Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, reference 2:3PWL18M; FHL microfilm 1,298,869.

“Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMLR-CK7 : 8 December 2014), Charles H. Tupper and Janet Macdonald, 1879, Marriage; citing p. 24, volume 1817, , Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6L-3YW : 18 November 2014), Charles H. Tupper, Ward no. 2, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLY-CV8 : 13 November 2014), Charles H Tupper, Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-FYX : 1 February 2017), Charles H Tupper, 1901.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSB-KWS : 27 December 2014), Sir Charles Tupper, Nov 1901; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-480, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2B-GJ1 : 27 December 2014), Lu [sic: Sir] Charles H Tupper, Jan 1911; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4738, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MLP3 : 2 March 2015), Charles Hibbert Tupper, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Sir Charles Tupper the Object of ‘Fearless Loathing’!, https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/sir-charles-tupper-the-object-of-fearless-loathing/

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-TLN : 30 September 2015), Charles Hibbert Tupper, 1927.

“Canada Mourns Death of Sir Charles H. Tupper,” Vancouver Province, March 31, 1927, page 1:

“Son of one of the fathers of Confederation and himself one of Canada’s most distinguished elder statesmen, Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C., K.C.M.G., passed away Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the age of 72. He had been ill with pneumonia at his residence, 1320 Fifteenth avenue west, for eleven days, but was thought to be on the way to recovery Tuesday.

A relapse set in late Wednesday, however, and Sir Charles sank rapidly during the afternoon. All members of the family but one were at his bedside.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, it is announced. Private services will take place at the family residence at 11 a.m., and public services at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. C.C. Owen will officiate and interment will be in Ocean View Burial Park. Center & Hanna are in charge. . . .

Sir Charles is survived by his wife, Lady Tupper, three sons, Charles of Vernon, James of the R.C.M.P., and Reginald, barrister; and three daughters, Mrs. Cecil M. Merritt and Mrs. G.H. Kirkpatrick of Vancouver, and Mrs. Glen Cuyler Holland of Victoria. A fourth son, Gordon, was killed in France during the Great War.

Mr. C.H. Tupper of Winnipeg, son of Mr. W.J. Tupper, K.C., the latter the only surviving son of the late Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., will attend the funeral of his uncle. He left for Vancouver Wednesday night.

Lady Tupper comes of a pioneer eastern family, being a daughter of Hon. James Macdonald, former chief justice of Nova Scotia. They were married in 1879.

Sir Charles was heir to the Tupper baronetcy, now held by Sir Charles Stewart Tupper, grandson of the first baronet. . . .”

“Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKBT-3MC5 : 1 December 2015), Charles H Tupper, 1927-1928. First page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1B4-1Z6?i=1125&cc=1987562; last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G1B4-1QS?i=1142&cc=1987562.

 

James McDonald (father of Janet McDonald)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK1-2KV : 13 November 2014), J Mcdonald, Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148116 ; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148116-00370.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK5-256 : 1 February 2017), James Mcdonald, 1901; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000039974.pdf.

“Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9S-WBQZ : 23 April 2015), James Macdonald, 03 Oct 1912; citing Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 211, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

 

Janet Mortimer (mother of Janet McDonald)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK1-2KK : 13 November 2014), Jane Mcdonald, Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148116; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148116-00370.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK5-25X : 1 February 2017), Jane Mcdonald in entry for James Mcdonald, 1901; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000039974.pdf.

“Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9S-4158 : 23 April 2015), Jane MacDonald, 18 Aug 1902; citing Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate , Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

 

Janet McDonald (wife of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

“Lady C.H. [Janet] Tupper” Types of Canadian Women, Henry James Morgan, editor, Toronto, William Briggs, 1903, page 339; https://archive.org/stream/typesofcanadianw01morguoft#page/339/mode/1up.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6L-3Y4 : 18 November 2014), Janet Tupper in household of Charles H. Tupper, Ward no. 2, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MLPQ : 2 March 2015), Charlotte [sic] Tupper in entry for Charles Hibbert Tupper, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRB-CZV : 30 September 2015), Janet Tupper, 1935.

“Lady Tupper Dead; Launched First I.O.D.E. Chapter in Vancouver,” Vancouver Sun, June, 3, 1935, page 16.

“All Vancouver to Pay Tribute to Lady Tupper; Descendant of Two Famous Families to be Laid at Rest Tuesday,” Vancouver Province, Jun3 3, 1935, page 2.

 

Charles Tupper (son of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

Charles Tupper, 1880 – 1962; http://chignecto.org/getperson.php?personID=I39624&tree=Main.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6L-3YH : 18 November 2014), Charles Tupper in household of Charles H. Tupper, Ward no. 2, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 23; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13168, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,804.

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-FYN : 1 February 2017), Charles Tupper in entry for Janet Tupper, 1901.

Arthur Rupert Dickey, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rupert_Dickey.

DICKEY, The Hon. Arthur Rupert, P.C., Q.C.; http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f31d0864-c9db-4c80-8a20-f7d3c6595850&Language=E&Section=ALL

Hon. A. R. Dickey Drowned: He Was Taken With Cramps While Bathing, Toronto Globe, July 4, 1900, page 2

Mary Myra Dickey; b. 1887 – d. Date Unknown; http://chignecto.org/getperson.php?personID=I37149&tree=Main: Born: 11 May 1887, Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“Sir Charles Tupper: Engineer, 81, Was Grandson of Former PM,” Toronto Globe and Mail, Jun 21, 1962; page 2.

 

Sophie Almon Tupper (daughter of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

See sources in Merritt, Cecil Mack (1877-1915); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/merritt-cecil-mack-1877-1915/.

 

Frances Lillian Tupper (daughter of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

See sources in Kirkpatrick, Guy Hamilton (1875-1963); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-k/kirkpatrick-guy-hamilton-1875-1963/

 

James MacDonald Tupper (son of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

James MacDonald Tupper, A Carter and Patrick family of Canada; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rpatrick&id=I04753.

Society, Vancouver Province, April 19, 1918, page 8: “Captain James Tupper, son of Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper, who has been visiting in the city, left yesterday for Regina and expects to leave shortly for France with a draft of the Northwest Mounted Police, to which he has been attached for some years. Capt. Tupper has many interesting stories to tell his friends in Vancouver since his recent arrival here from Herschel Island, a point in the Arctic Circle which he left on January 8, covering a distance of 450 miles accompanied by the famous dog team patrol, which travels twice yearly to For McPherson, the only means of communication with the outer world, and finally reached the city of Dawson and thence to Vancouver en route to join the colors in the fighting line, where his three brothers have distinguished themselves.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-3ZB : 21 January 2016), James Macdonald Tupper and Mary Agnes Jean Collins, 26 Mar 1928; citing Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13756, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,552.

“You’ll find city’s new baronet digging the garden,” Vancouver Province, June 22, 1962, page 3 [describes life of James Macdonald Tupper, including time as former assistant commissioner of the RCMP]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBN-RQG : 30 September 2015), James Macdonald Tupper, 1967.

James Macdonald Tupper, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 26, 1967, page 30: “Tupper—On June 23, 1967, Sir  James Macdonald Tupper of 1268 West 26th Ave. Survived by his widow, Lady Tupper; 1 son, Charles, West Vancouver; 1 daughter, Mrs. Janet Couldwell, Vancouver, Funeral service Tuesday, June 27, at 1 p.m. in the T. Edwards Memorial Chapel, Granville at 10th Ave., Rev. Canon William Garbuttt officiating. Interment Ocean View. Flowers gratefully declined.”

Sir James Tupper Rites Held, Vancouver Sun, June 28, 1967, page 13.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBN-VQ6 : 30 September 2015), Mary Agnes Tupper, 1973.

Couldwell, Janet Mary (nee Tupper), death notice, Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 8 to May 10, 2015; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=janet-couldwell&pid=174812688: “Passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015 after lengthy illnesses. She will be profoundly missed by her daughters Susan McCormack (John), Sandra Couldwell (Joey), and son William (Marie). She is the beloved “Nan” to John (Hannah), Brendan (Anousha), Liam, Andras, Sandrine, Mitchell and Genevieve, and “Grand-Nan” to Aidan and Ronan. Janet was born on February 28, 1929 in Prince Rupert, BC to James MacDonald Tupper and Mary Agnes Tupper (nee Collins). She was predeceased by her brother Charles Hibbert Tupper in 2008. She spent her early years in Ottawa where her father was stationed as the head of the RCMP’s Musical Ride. This was the beginning of her lifelong love of horses. Her family moved to the Kerrisdale area of Vancouver when Janet was 11. After graduating from Magee High School she went into nursing at VGH and joined the Victorian Order of Nurses, a career that defined and honoured her compassionate and nurturing nature. Perhaps her greatest blessing during that time was meeting her husband Bill when he was a young intern at VGH. They married in 1951 and were together until Bill’s death in April 2012. After her three children were born, (all within three years) Janet lovingly devoted herself to her family full-time. In the coming years, she perpetuated her maternal devotion on to her grandchildren. Janet and Bill loved the Cariboo, and built a cabin on Green Lake where they were grateful to be able to spend over 50 years of summers, Thanksgivings and the occasional winter, with family and friends. A consummate homemaker and hostess, Janet prepared memorable meals and enjoyed many “happy hours” at sunset on the deck. When Bill pursued flying, Janet followed suit and obtained her pilot’s license. For several years they enjoyed vacations in their Cessna to Mexico and throughout BC. After Bill retired, they were able to spend more of the winter months at their condo in Maui. “Jan” was a lovely, sweet person and a true lady in every way. The great-granddaughter of Sir Charles Tupper, she was gracious and kind to everyone, and elegant always. She retained friendships from her high school days and nursing years and those she made throughout her marriage to Bill. She felt particularly blessed to form the new friendships she did when she moved to Tapestry at UBC in 2013. In the past few years Janet endured several painful illnesses. She faced and fought them with tremendous courage, strength and serenity. The family would like to thank the Drs. and nursing staff at VGH and UBC Hospitals who cared for Janet during her many hospital stays, and the devoted home care she received in her final months from Marlo and Fely. By request, there will be a Family Service followed by a private Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s name would be appreciated by the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9. She leaves behind a legacy of love and beautiful memories.”

Couldwell, William, death notice, Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=william-couldwell&pid=157116058: “Dr. William John Couldwell passed away peacefully April 8, 2012. He will be profoundly missed by his wife of 61 years Janet (nee Tupper), daughters Susan McCormack (John), Sandra Couldwell (Joey) and son William T. Couldwell (Marie); Grandchildren John (Hannah), Brendan (Anousha), Liam, Andras, Sandrine, Mitchell and Genevieve. He is pre-deceased by his parents Nada and William, and sister Joan. Bill was born in Telkwa BC on December 30, 1924 and grew up in Quesnel. Upon graduating from high school, he attended UBC prior to completing his medical degree at McGill University. He went on to specialize in Ophthalmology and practiced in New Westminster. Bill pursued his lifelong love of fishing and boating off the BC coast and on many lakes throughout the Interior. When he could no longer pilot his own airplane, he enjoyed building and flying model planes. On Remembrance Day, he looked forward to attending The Vancouver Air Force Association Dawn Patrol, and was an active member of The Quarter Century Flying Club until last Fall. During his retirement years, he and Jan escaped the winter months to enjoy their place and friends on Maui. To date, three generations of family and friends have been blessed with many happy memories of summers and Thanksgivings at the cabin he built at Green Lake, in his beloved Cariboo, where he said he always felt best. Bill was a good and wonderful man, generous with his knowledge, who helped, inspired and influenced many lives. He will be forever missed but joyfully remembered. His family wish to give special thanks to Dr. Tom Perry and the Drs. and nursing staff at VGH and UBC hospitals that cared for Bill during his final weeks. A celebratory reception will be held in Bill’s honor and memory on April 28th at 3:00 pm at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club where he was a member for almost 50 years. Please join us in remembering Bill’s life by visiting our memorial at http://www.mem.com . Through this personal memorial site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family. We also invite you to sign our online guestbook at http://www.dignitymemorial.ca . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, c/o Cathy Robertson, 1010 Sherbrooke St. West – Suite 1210, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R7.”

Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 10, 2008; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=charles-hibbert-tupper&pid=111295491: “Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper Bt 77 Years July 4th, 1930 – May 25th, 2008 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, brother, grandfather and uncle, “Charles” in West Vancouver B.C. on May 25th, 2008. He was predeceased, by his parents Agnes Mary and Sir James MacDonald Tupper. Survived by his only son Charles Hibbert Tupper (Ann), granddaughter Cara-Lyn Tupper of Nanaimo B.C., Sister Janet Couldwell (Bill) of Vancouver, Nieces Susan McCormack (John), Sandra Couldwell, and nephew Dr. William T. Couldwell (Marie) and their families. Charles was born in Prince Rupert, B.C and moved to Vancouver in 1941 to attend school at Quilchena, Point Grey Junior High School, and Graduating from Magee High School in 1948. Charles retired in 1986 after 35 years of a fulfilling career from Woodwards. He enjoyed a long and good relationship with his close friends, hockey games, football and curling. His smile and presence will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. At his request a private family memorial will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations may be sent to The Heart and Stroke or The Kidney Foundation. ” Love’s greatest gift – Remembrance ” Sands ~ Nanaimo”

 

Janet Miriam Grace Tupper (daughter of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MLPW : 2 March 2015), Janet M G Tupper in entry for Charles Hibbert Tupper, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Cuyler A. Holland [father of Walter Glen Cuyler Holland]; British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 866-870; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/866/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/869/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/870/mode/1up.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J961-V8Q : 30 December 2014), Walter Glen Cuyler Holland, 17 Oct 1889; citing , reference item 4 p 76; FHL microfilm 1,278,894.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XY3-Z1V : 1 October 2014), Walter Glen C Holland, 1889; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kingston, Surrey, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-322Q : 2 March 2015), Walter Glen Cuyler Holland in entry for Cuyler Armstrong Holland, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTW-NZT : 30 September 2015), Janet Mariam Grace Holland, 1971.

Janet Mariam Grace Holland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1971, page 26; Vancouver Province, December 23, 1971, page 22: “Holland—December 21, 1971, Janet Mariam Grace Holland of 13951 20th Ave., Surrey, formerly of Victoria. Daughter of Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, aged 80 years. Survived by her loving husband, W. Glen; 3 sons, John, Surrey; Gordon, Edmonton; Glen, Sooke, B.C.; 1 daughter, Mrs. C.R. (Jane) Parker, Nanaimo; 1 brother, Reginald H. Tupper, Vancouver. Funeral service Friday, December 24, at 1 p.m. from Chapel Hill Funeral Parlor, 14615 North Bluff Rd., (16th Ave.), White Rock, Rev. H.E. Harris officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired donations may be sent to the Cancer Fund.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTH-Z58 : 30 September 2015), Walter Glen Cuyler Holland, 1972.

  1. Glen Cuyler Holland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 6, 1972, page 46; Vancouver Province, April 6, 1972, page 30: “Holland—April 5, 1972, W. Glen Cuyler Holland, of 13951 20th Ave., Surrey, aged 82 years. Survived by 3 sons, John, Surrey; Gordon, Edmonton; Glen, Sooke; 1 daughter, Mrs. C.R. (Jane) Parker, Nanaimo. Funeral service Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m., from Chapel Hill Funeral Parlor, 14815 North Bluff Rd. (16th Ave.) White Rock, Rev. H.E. Harris officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.”

John Dixon Cuyler Holland, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 6, 2004, page C8.

 

Reginald Hibbert Tupper (son of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

Michael Kluckner, Vanishing British Columbia, Cottage on Hermit Island, https://www.michaelkluckner.com/bciw8hermit.html [includes biography of Reginald Hibbert Tupper].

Sir [sic] Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Q.C., http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/tupper/403/.

Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1947-1948, pages 212-213.

Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 1104: “TUPPER, Reginald Hibbert, Q.C., LL.D.; b. Ottawa, Ont., 25 Oct. 1893; s. Charles Hibbert and Janet (Macdonald) T.; e. Royal Naval Colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth, 1906-10 (Naval Cadet at Sea, 1910-11; Midshipman, R.N. 1911-12); Univ. of B.C., LL.D. 1953; m. Isabel Marion, d. David Henry Wilson, 27 Sept. 1916; two s., Charles Gordon Hibbert, David Wilson Hibbert; PARTNER, BULL, HOUSSER & TUPPER; Vice-Pres. and Dir., Gen. Securities Ltd.; Dir., British Columbia Sugar Refinery Ltd.; Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.; Transcontinental Resources Ltd.; The B.C. Sugar Refining Co. Ltd.; Pemberton Realty Co. Ltd.; Alkins & Dubrow Ltd.; Gov., St. Georges Sch.; read law with Sir Charles H. Tupper, K.C.M.G., K.C.; called to the Bar of B.C. March 1917; cr. K.C. 1952; served in 1st World War, 1914-16; Lieut., Capt., Major in 16th Bn., C.E.F. (Canadian Scottish); wounded 22 Apl. 1915; Major, Depot Bn., B.C. Regt. (2nd in Command); def. Conservative cand. for N. Vancouver in g.e. 1940 (Fed.); Bencher of Law Soc. of B.C., 1939-62 (Treas. 1950-51); Dir., English Speaking Union; Conservative; Anglican; recreation: gardening; Clubs: Vancouver; Union (Victoria); Home: 2090 Comox St., Vancouver, B.C.; Office: 675 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.”

Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1969, pages 208-209.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-FYL : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald H Tupper in household of Charles H Tupper, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 20, 1910, page 9: Mr. Reggie Tupper, who has been taking a course In naval training, and who has been appointed to H.M.S. Cornwall, is spending a week or two with his parents, Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper, before going to join his ship at Halifax.”

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWDC-H2Y : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Bexley, The Mount Upton Bexleyheath, Kent, 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.

Annals, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1965, page 96, R.H. Tupper owned Timreh, a 28.8 foot powerboat. [Timreh appears to be “hermit” spelled backwards.]

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGY-6DG : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald H Tupper, Feb 1912; citing Immigration, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, T-4825, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Capt. R. H. Tupper back in Vancouver from Battlefront; Probably Three Days Before Gallant Local Officer Will be Able to Receive Visitors,” Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1915, page 10.

Gallant 72nd Officer Back, Vancouver Province, November 1, 1915, page 8 [includes photograph of Capt. Reginald H. Tupper.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-62Z : 21 January 2016), Reginald Hibbert-Tupper and Isabel Marion Wilson, 27 Sep 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

Law Society of B.C., Report of Proceedings of Benchers, February 1, 1917 to February 1, 1918: April 2, 1917, 10 a.m., page 4:

“Mr. Tupper entered into articles of clerkship with Mr. A.J. Kitto, a Barrister and Solicitor, on the 10th of March 1912. Mr. Kitto was killed in action in France on the 16th of September, 1916. Mr. Tupper asked leave to assign the residue of his term under articles to Mr. Alfred Bull.

It was resolved that Mr. Tupper be allowed to enter into fresh articles with Mr. Alfred Bull as from the 16th of September, 1916.”

Society, Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1918, page 4: “Major and Mrs. Reginald Tupper have returned to the city after spending a few days in town [sic].”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXMP-4SD : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald H Tupper, 1925; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Tupper May Enter Politics in East,” Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1930, page 5.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBF-GH3 : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald Hibbert Tupper, 1972.

“Lawyer, reformer dies at 78,” Vancouver Province, October 16, 1972, page 6 [includes photograph of Reginald Tupper.]

Reginald H. Tupper, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 16, 1972, page 32: “Tupper—Reginald H. Tupper LL.D., Q.C. died October 14, 1972 in Vancouver. Survived by 2 sons, Gordon and David; 4 grandchildren. Funeral service Wednesday, October 18 at 1 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, Georgia at Burrard, Dean Herbert O’Driscoll officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the Last Post Fund, 510 W. Hastings St., would be appreciated. Nunn & Thomson funeral directors.”

Reginald Hibbert. Tupper Q.C., LL.D., The Advocate, (1972) volume 30, pages 380-381 [includes photograph of Reginald Hibbert Tupper.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY1-R5P : accessed 16 January 2016), Isobel Marion Tupper, 1969.

Isabel Marion Tupper, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 12, 1969, page 39: “Tupper—April 10, 1969, Isabel Marion Tupper, late of 4838 Marguerite St., Vancouver. Survived by her husband; 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Funeral service Monday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church Cathedral, Burrard and Georgia St., Interment Ocean View Cemetery. Simmons & McBride funeral directors in charge.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242F-MB3 : 2 October 2015), Charles Gordon Tupper, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-011866; Charles Gordon Hibbert Tupper; age 72, date of death: July 2, 1991; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0b280c02-c9f5-431e-b360-73edec8448c4; certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e4779b52-e07c-4951-a0c1-50d58ee9b2bb.

Vancouver City Archives; In celebration of David Wilson Hibbert Tupper : 1921 – 1999; PAM 1999-14; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/in-celebration-of-david-wilson-hibbert-tupper-1921-1999.

 

Victor Gordon Tupper (son of Charles Hibbert Tupper)

“Canada Census, 1901”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-FYG : 1 February 2017), Victor G Tupper in entry for Sophie A Tupper, 1901.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MLP4 : 2 March 2015), Victor Gordon Tupper in entry for Charles Hibbert Tupper, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Tupper, Victor Gordon; Rank: Maj; Regimental Number: 28948; Date of Birth: 04/02/1896; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9820 – 37; Item Number: 267905; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=267905.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial; Victor Gordon Tupper, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/66268: In memory of Captain Victor Gordon Tupper, April 9, 1917, Vimy Ridge, France; Military Service: Age: 21; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment); Division: O.C. No.3 Coy. 16th Bn.; Citation(s): Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal; Honours and Awards: Military Cross; Additional Information: Born: February 4, 1896 Ottawa, Ontario; Enlistment: September 22, 1914, Valcartier, Québec; Son of the Honourable Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C.M.G., and Lady Tupper, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Reginald Hibbert, J. Stewart, James Macdonald and Dorothy Joyce.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-TQB9 : 13 December 2015), Victor Gordon Tupper, 1917; Burial, Ecoivres, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Ecoivres Military Cemetery; citing record ID 56571515, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56571515.

Canadian Great War Project;  Captain Victor Gordon Tupper; Died: April 9, 1917; http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=4413

Tupper, Capt. Victor Gordon M.C.; 1896 – 1917; http://www.hhennigar.ca/getperson.php?personID=I35115&tree=1

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-Q176 : 28 February 2017), Victor Gordon Tupper.

“Capt. Tupper is Killed; Son of Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper,” Vancouver Province, April 12, 1917, page 1: “Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper received a wire from the records office at Ottawa this morning conveying the sad intelligence that his son, Capt. Victor Gordon Tupper, had been killed in action at the front. He left Vancouver as a private in a B.C. battalion and was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery on the Somme about two months ago. He is a brother of Major R.H. Tupper, who is in charge of the overseas company of the 72nd Seaforths, in this city.”

Victor Gordon Tupper: A Brother’s Tribute; By R. H. Tupper; Oxford University Press, 1921; https://books.google.com/books?id=548tAQAAMAAJ&pg=PP1&lpg=PP1&dq=%22victor+gordon+tupper%22&source=bl&ots=68x3gk39Ed&sig=SYDOkMmWE91AtIsfGNNAQVQhjdM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-14HN27TSAhUTHGMKHbcdDRcQ6AEIUTAO#v=onepage&q=%22victor%20gordon%20tupper%22&f=false. Includes letters from Victor Gordon Tupper.