Tweedale, Cyril Aitken (1881-1938)

Cyril Aitken Tweedale, about 1913, detail, City of Vancouver Archives, Mil P225 - [72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada annual inspection]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/72nd-regiment-seaforth-highlanders-of-canada-annual-inspection

Cyril Aitken Tweedale, about 1913, detail, City of Vancouver Archives, Mil P225 – [72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada annual inspection]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/72nd-regiment-seaforth-highlanders-of-canada-annual-inspection

Cyril Aitken Tweedale was an investment broker and realtor. He lived at 1101 Gilford Street in 1908, at 2022 Haro Street in 1914 and 1915, and at 1901 Pendrell Street in the early 1920s.

He was born at Bacup, Lancashire, England, on June 23, 1881. His father was Samuel Jacob Tweedale (1851-1908). His mother was Fanny Aitken (1850-1922).

Cyril went to school at Portsmouth Grammar School and at King’s College University.

In 1896 he began working with the London and Westminster Bank in London.

In 1903, Cyril came to Canada as a member of the “Barr Colony.” The Reverend Isaac M. Barr had set up a plan to establish a community of British settlers, who would take up farming in Saskatchewan. Cyril joined a group of about 2000 proposed settlers, most of whom had almost no experience in farming.

Cyril travelled with one group of the colonists on the S.S. Lake Manitoba, which sailed from Liverpool in March 1903.

The Lake Manitoba left Liverpool on March 31, 1903.

British Colony for the Saskatchewan Valley-North Western Canada-Important; Morton Manuscripts Collection, University of Saskatchewan Library Special Collections, MSS_C550_1_29-1_VII-XXI; http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/populism/search_metadata.php?status=search&ID=18840&MediaLimit=&&bool1=&field1=RepositoryCode&search1=SSUSC&match1=exact&bool2=and&field2=FondsID&search2=morton&match2=exact&MediaLimit=&ap=&ln=&browsefield=FondsID&start_display

British Colony for the Saskatchewan Valley-North Western Canada-Important; Morton Manuscripts Collection, University of Saskatchewan Library Special Collections, MSS_C550_1_29-1_VII-XXI; http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/populism/search_metadata.php?status=search&ID=18840&MediaLimit=&&bool1=&field1=RepositoryCode&search1=SSUSC&match1=exact&bool2=and&field2=FondsID&search2=morton&match2=exact&MediaLimit=&ap=&ln=&browsefield=FondsID&start_display

After an uncomfortable voyage, Cyril arrived in St. John, New Brunswick, on April 3, 1903.

The colonists travelled by special trains to Saskatoon. Many colonists had brought army bell tents for temporary shelter.

Barr colonist camp, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, April 1903, Steele & Co./Library and Archives Canada/C-14974, http://data2.archives.ca/ap/c/c014974.jpg

Barr colonist camp, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, April 1903, Steele & Co./Library and Archives Canada/C-14974, http://data2.archives.ca/ap/c/c014974.jpg

From Saskatoon, they began an exhausting overland journey by wagon to another camp, which later became the City of Lloydminster.

“Journey’s end. [Cyril Tweedale] and his outfit reach the site of Lloydminster,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 36

“Journey’s end. [Cyril Tweedale] and his outfit reach the site of Lloydminster,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 36

Much of the colonizing scheme was poorly organized, and some colonists gave up and went back to England. Most stayed, however, and many were eventually quite successful. For three years, Cyril stayed on his homestead, which was southeast of Lloydminster. [The legal description was “SE quarter, section 28, township 48, west of the Third Meridian”.]

“Sod house under construction,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 10.

“Sod house under construction,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 10.

“[Cyril Tweedale’s] first sod house,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 10.

“[Cyril Tweedale’s] first sod house,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 10.

“Poplar logs framed the second house,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 10.

“Poplar logs framed the second house,” Maclean’s Magazine, May 15, 1938, page 10.

Shortly after the Canadian government granted Cyril the title to his land, he moved to Vancouver in the spring of 1906. He roomed with William Loree, who lived at 823 Seymour Street. Cyril worked as a notary public with the real estate firm of Richards and Akroyd (later Richards, Akroyd and Gall).

On September 18, 1906, in Vancouver, Cyril married Clara Wood. She was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England on September 9, 1880. Her father was William H. Wood; her mother was Jane Oliver.

Cyril set up his own finance business called London and Western Canada Investment Company, which he operated until the late 1920s, when he joined the Royal Trust Company.

About 1910, he built the Tweedale Block at 343 East Hastings Street.

[Tweedale Block], Building on Hastings Street, March, 1972, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 85874BB

[Tweedale Block], Building on Hastings Street, March, 1972, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 85874BB

343 East Hastings Street, Google Streets, searched June 10, 2015

343 East Hastings Street, Google Streets, searched June 10, 2015

About 1912, he built Gilford Court Apartments, at 1901 Pendrell Street.

Cyril became active in military affairs in Vancouver.

Captain Cyril Tweedale, Corps of Guides, about 1913, City of Vancouver Archives - Port P19; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/captain-cyril-tweedale-corps-of-guides

Captain Cyril Tweedale, Corps of Guides, about 1913, City of Vancouver Archives – Port P19; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/captain-cyril-tweedale-corps-of-guides

Lieutenant Cecil Tweedale, detail from Annual Inspection 6th Regiment D.C.O.R., May 16, 1914; Vancouver City Archives - Mil P199 - http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/annual-inspection-6th-regiment-d-c-o-r-2

Lieutenant Cecil Tweedale, detail from Annual Inspection 6th Regiment D.C.O.R., May 16, 1914; Vancouver City Archives – Mil P199 – http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/annual-inspection-6th-regiment-d-c-o-r-2

He belonged to the Canadian Club, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, the Vancouver Hunt Club, the Vancouver Auto Club, and he was also a member of the Vancouver Horse Show Association. He was a director of the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Association. He was also a member of the Progress Club and the Canadian Highway Association.

During the First World War, Cyril and his family moved to Victoria. In 1916, he and Clara moved to 501 Newport Avenue in Oak Bay, near Victoria.

Captain Tweedale - move to 501 Newport Avenue - Victoria Daily Colonist - July 19  1916 - page 6

Captain Tweedale – move to 501 Newport Avenue – Victoria Daily Colonist – July 19 1916 – page 6

He acted as the chief district intelligence officer for Victoria, and assistant deputy provost marshal, while trying to get himself admitted to the regular forces so that he could serve overseas.

In 1918, he signed his officer’s declaration paper for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He stated that his occupation was “estate agent.” In the spring of 1918, he left for France to join a tank corps.

After the war, Cyril returned to Vancouver, where he resumed his real estate business.

Property for Sale, London & British North America Co. Ltd., C. Tweedale, Manager Real Estate Dept., Vancouver Sun, September 25, 1920, page 13: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iCZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2477%2C2522785

Property for Sale, London & British North America Co. Ltd., C. Tweedale, Manager Real Estate Dept., Vancouver Sun, September 25, 1920, page 13: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iCZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2477%2C2522785

About 1922, he built a house at 4588 Angus Drive in Vancouver.

4588 Angus Drive, Google Streets, searched June 10, 2015.

4588 Angus Drive, Google Streets, searched June 10, 2015.

About 1923, he became a member of the advisory committee for the Provincial Party of British Columbia. This party was a temporary organization which General Alexander McRae and other Conservative Party dissidents used to fight the election of 1924. The party gathered substantial numbers of votes, but it was mostly unsuccessful in getting candidates elected to the provincial legislature. The party ceased to exist shortly after the election.

Cyril continued his real estate work through the 1920s and 1930s.

In May 1938, he published a long article in Maclean’s Magazine, which described his experiences as a member of the Barr Colony from 1903 to 1906.

Cyril died in Vancouver on December 17, 1938. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Clara died in Vancouver on August 18, 1954. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

Cyril and Clara had the following children.

Cyril Dudley Aitken Tweedale

Cyril Dudley Aitken Tweedale (often called “Dudley”) was born in Vancouver on May 7, 1909.

On June 12, 1935, in Vancouver, Dudley married Lorna May Wickson. She was born on February 12, 1910, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her father was Walter Wickson. Her mother was Edna Minerva Reid.

During the Second World War, he served as a tank commander in the armoured corps. He received the Military Cross for his actions during the Normandy invasion.

After the war, Dudley returned to British Columbia. He became the secretary-treasurer for Pioneer Gold Mines, and was later an owner of the Wing Machinery Company in Vancouver.

After Dudley retired in 1965, he and Lorna moved to Galiano Island, one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia.

Dudley died on October 14, 1971, on Galiano Island.

Lorna died in Vancouver on November 20, 1987.

Phyllis Aitken Tweedale

Phyllis Aitken Tweedale was born in Vancouver in October 1906.

It appears that she never married.

In 1967 she was a stenographer for the British Columbia Research Council.

Phyllis was living at 1443 West 53rd Avenue in Vancouver in 1987.

Esme Josephine Tweedale

Esme Josephine Tweedale was born in Vancouver on June 9, 1912.

She went to the University of British Columbia, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1935.

On June 7, 1938, in Vancouver, Esme married John Lionel Clarke (often called Lionel), who was a salesman. He was born about 1914 in Alberta, probably in or near Edmonton. His father was John Jeffrey Lionel Clarke (1888-1972). His mother was Ethel Earp (1891-1986).

During the Second World War, Lionel served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a plane accident on March 3, 1942.

For a time, Esme worked as a saleswoman for Saba Brothers Ltd., which was a silk merchant and women’s wear store on Granville Street in Vancouver.

By 1963, Esme was married to Victor Zachanko, who was a mining engineer.

Esme died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 28, 1981.

Baby girl Tweedale

On February 24, 1921, Clara gave birth to a still-born baby girl, who was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver on March 1, 1921.

Bernard Aitken Tweedale (brother of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

Cyril had a brother named Bernard Aitken Tweedale. Bernard was a writer and publisher. He was also active in social and political causes.

Bernard Aitken Tweedale, detail from Vancouver City Archives - CVA 371-1109 - [Interior of Mr. Teasdale's office], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/interior-of-mr-teasdales-office;

Bernard Aitken Tweedale, detail from Vancouver City Archives – CVA 371-1109 – [Interior of Mr. Teasdale’s office], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/interior-of-mr-teasdales-office;

Bernard Aitken Tweedale was born in Salford district, Lancashire, England, in 1878. His father was Samuel Jacob Tweedale. His mother was Fanny Aitken.

Bernard arrived in Vancouver in late 1912.

Bernard A Tweedale - arrival in Vancouver - Victoria Daily Colonist, November 16, 1912, page 19, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57288uvic#page/n18/mode/1up

Bernard A Tweedale – arrival in Vancouver – Victoria Daily Colonist, November 16, 1912, page 19, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57288uvic#page/n18/mode/1up

In 1913, Bernard was available to teach elocution and stage craft, along with Eileen Mary Swepstone.

Elocution and stage craft - Miss Swepstone and Bernard Tweedale - Victoria Daily Colonist - September 11  1913 - page 14; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y232uvic#page/n12/mode/1up

Elocution and stage craft – Miss Swepstone and Bernard Tweedale – Victoria Daily Colonist – September 11 1913 – page 14; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y232uvic#page/n12/mode/1up

Bernard was also interested in popular styles of dancing. Along with Eileen Swepstone, he appeared in a Vancouver publication on how to dance the tango. [It appears that Eileen Swepstone married Charles West in New York in 1917.]

How to Dance the Tango, cover, Vancouver, J. H. Welch, 1914, http://memory.loc.gov/musdi/155/0001.jpg

How to Dance the Tango, cover, Vancouver, J. H. Welch, 1914, http://memory.loc.gov/musdi/155/0001.jpg

Eileen Swepstone and Bernard Tweedale - guests at Shawnigan Lake - Victoria Daily Colonist - January 20 1914 - page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist56y33uvic#page/n2/mode/1up

Eileen Swepstone and Bernard Tweedale – guests at Shawnigan Lake – Victoria Daily Colonist – January 20 1914 – page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist56y33uvic#page/n2/mode/1up

Bernard was also interested reforming the liquor regulations in British Columbia. He was active in the “People’s Moderation Party.”

Advocate Sale of Mild Liquor - Victoria Daily Colonist - January 12 1919 - page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y31uvic#page/n1/mode/1up

Advocate Sale of Mild Liquor – Victoria Daily Colonist – January 12 1919 – page 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y31uvic#page/n1/mode/1up

Bernard was also interested in travelling, especially on the west coast of the United States.

Back From Motor Trip. Aitken Tweedale, manager of the Tower Publishing Company, Vancouver, has just returned from six weeks motor trip through Washington, Oregon and California, made in a car driven by Mr. H. M. Kitchin. Mr. Tweedale had an interesting trip, in which there included occasional risks of flood, but has warm praise for the manner in which the road question is handled in California, particularly.

Vancouver Daily World, June 26, 1919, page 11, http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64710429/.

New Tourists' Guide Fills Urgent Need, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 27, 1919, page 22, https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y191uvic#page/n21/mode/1up

New Tourists’ Guide Fills Urgent Need, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 27, 1919, page 22, https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y191uvic#page/n21/mode/1up

By 1923, Bernard was living in Los Angeles, California, and was working as a real estate broker. In 1923, in Orange County, California, he married Naomi Joyce Westwood. She was born on June 25, 1899, in Hobart, Tasmania. Her father was Charles Hutton Westwood. Her mother was Florence Isabel Westbrook. The marriage certificate indicated that Bernard was divorced, and that this was his second marriage.

Bernard and Joyce lived in California through the 1920s and early 1930s.

Bernard died in Los Angeles on September 2, 1933.

Joyce stayed in California. In 1940, she was living with her mother in Los Angeles.

Joyce died in Riverside, California, on December 26, 1975.

Sources

Thanks to Murray Maisey for pointing out the photograph of Bernard Aitken Tweedale, which led to important sources of information on the Tweedale family.

Samuel Jacob Tweedale (father of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

Samuel Jacob Tweedale, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tweedale-14.

Samuel Jacob Tweedale, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tweedale-5.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N7Q-B2D : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, 1851; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMT5-JPX : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, 25 Jan 1852, Christening; citing Christ Church, Healey, Lancashire, England, Archives Central Library, Manchester; FHL microfilm 2,356,097.

Samuel Jacob Tweedale, Baptism: 25 Jan 1852 Christ Church, Healey, Lancs., http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rochdale/Healey/christchurch/baptisms_1847-1866.html.

“England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FB7F-LPJ : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale and Fanny Aitken, 09 Feb 1876; citing Southport, England, item 3, Cheshire Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,885,411.

“England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FB49-M89 : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, 08 Feb 1876; citing Christ Church, Southport, Cheshire, England, item 2, Cheshire Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1,911,393.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPG-QFY : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedle, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ87-4FX : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, Broughton, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. , PRO RG 11/, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QFXX-DMM : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel J Tweedale, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  registration district, GUILDFORD subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJF1-KTRT : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, 1899; citing Borough of Lewisham, London, England, London Metropolitan Archives, London; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X988-161 : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel J Tweedale, Lewisham, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Sydenham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJNW-5LFL : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, 1904; citing Borough of Lewisham, London, England, London Metropolitan Archives, London; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JSJ-DT7 : accessed 6 June 2015), Samuel Jacob Tweedale, 1908; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Lewisham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Fanny Aitken (mother of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

Fanny Aitken, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Aitken-122.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHW-VD2Y : accessed 13 June 2015), Fanny Tweedale, 1922; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Cyril Aitken Tweedale

Portsmouth Grammar School, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_Grammar_School

London & Westminster Bank Ltd, http://heritagearchives.rbs.com/companies/list/london-and-westminster-bank-ltd.html

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XJR-79J : accessed 14 June 2015), Cyril Tweedale, 1881; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Salford, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X988-1XQ : accessed 14 June 2015), Cyril Tweedale, Lewisham, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing county, registration district, Sydenham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGP-Q57 : accessed 14 June 2015), C Tweedale, Apr 1903; citing Immigration, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, T-505, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Captain C. Tweedale, “The Barr Colony,” Maclean’s Magazine, Mary 15, 1938, pages 10, 36, 38, 40, 42, and 61. Includes photographs of Cyril Tweedale and Barr Colony.

Bowen, Lynne. Muddling Through: The Remarkable Story of the Barr Colonists. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992.

Foster, Keith. 1982. “The Barr Colonists: Their Arrival and Impact on the Canadian North-West,” Saskatchewan History 35 (3): 81-100;

Wood, Christie. 2003. “Celebrating the Arrival of the Barr Colonists.” Saskatchewan History 55 no. 1: 40-43.

Barr Colony, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan, http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/barr_colony.html

McCormick, J. Hanna. Lloydminster: or 3,000 miles with the Barr Colonists. London: Drane’s Press, 1924.

Reid, Helen Evans. All Silent, All Damned: The Search for Isaac Barr. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1969.

“Colonizer Barr Shot; Nearly Lost His Life Because of Horse Trade,” Vancouver Province, May 5, 1905, page 15.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-L4W : accessed 13 June 2015), Cyril Tweedale and Clara Wood, 18 Sep 1906; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

Vancouver Daily World, September 8, 1906, page 5: “The wedding is announced to take place on the 18th of this month of Miss Clara Wood, daughter of Mr. W. H. Wood, sr., of this city, and Mr. Cyril Tweedale, also of this city. The ceremony is to be performed at 11 a.m. in the Mount Pleasant First Baptist Church. After the wedding they will spend a week or so shooting and fishing on Vancouver Island. Both Miss Wood and Mr. Tweedale are keen devotees of all kinds of sport. They will take up their residence at the charming home Mr. Tweedale has [built].”

Vancouver Daily World, Tuesday, September 18, 1906, page 16: “WEDDING BELLS TWEEDALE WOOD. A very pretty wedding took place, in the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian church at 11 o’clock this morning, when Miss Clara Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wood of this city, and Mr. Cyril Aitken Tweedale, of the firm of Messrs. Richards & Akroyd, this city, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev. G. A. Wilson officiating. Miss Wood has officiated as organist of the church for many years.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SVKC : accessed 10 June 2015), Cyril Aitkin Tweedale, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63425&highlight=7&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Cyril+Aitkin+Tweedale

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLJ-VZ9 : accessed 14 June 2015), Cyril Tweedale, Oct 1911; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4782, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Cyril Tweedale, Northern Who’s Who, ed. C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 820, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/820/mode/1up

Cyril Tweedale, British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, by Scholefield, E. O. S. (Ethelbert Olaf Stuart), 1875-1919; Howay, Frederic William, 1867-1943, volume 4 pages 430-431; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/430/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/431/mode/1up.

Local news, Vancouver Province, April 18, 1918, page 18: “Word has reached Vancouver from Victoria that Capt. C. Tweedale, district intelligence officer and assistant provost-marshal for Military District No. 11, will leave at the end of the month for France where, it is reported, he will join a tank corps. Announcement of the appointment of his successor is daily expected in routine orders.”

Property for Sale, London & British North America Co. Ltd., C. Tweedale, Manager Real Estate Dept., Vancouver Sun, September 25, 1920, page 13: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iCZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2477%2C2522785

1921 Canada Census, Cyril Tweedale, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 11; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL22-RZX : accessed 14 June 2015), Cyril Aitken Tweedale, 17 Dec 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13164, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,197.

Cyril Aitken Tweedale, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 17, 1938, page 25: “Tweedale – Passed away Dec. 17, 1938, Capt. Cyril Aitken Tweedale of 4588 Angus Dr., in his 58th year. Survived by his wife, 1 son, Dudley, Pioneer Mine, B.C.; 2 daughters, Miss Phyllis and Mrs. Lionel Clarke of Vancouver. Funeral service Mon., Dec. 19, at 2 o’clock, in Nun & Thomson’s chapel, 10th Ave. at Cambie St., the Rev. W.T. Keeling officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.”

“Well-Known City Man Dies; Captain Cyril Tweedale Was Leader in Business Circles Here,” Vancouver Province, December 17, 1938, page 32: [Includes photograph of Capt. Cyril Tweedale.]

“Captain Cyril Tweedale, 57, of 4588 Angus drive, who was widely known in Vancouver real estate and business circles for more than thirty years, died suddenly this morning in Shaughnessy Military Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from Nunn & Thomson funeral Chapel, Rev. W.T. Keeling officiating. Arthur J. English, Dr. G.F. Stron, J.P. Hicolls, H.R. Budd, Vans Macdonald and G.H. Gowan will be pallbearers.

With a distinguished war record and a long career in the building of Vancouver, the late Captain Tweedale had a host of friends among all classes in the city, especially among members of the Board of Trade and Real Estate Exchange.

Native of England

He was born in Lancashire, and came to Canada in 1903 with the Barr Colony. He took up a homestead at Lloydminster, Sask., and farmed for two years, before coming to Vancouver to join the pioneer real estate firm of Richards & Ackroyd in 1905.

Later he organized the London & Western Canada Investment Co. On the outbreak of war he was appointed intelligence officer in Vancouver and soon went overseas as officer commanding the troops aboard the Empress of Japan. Later he served with the Fort Garry Horse.

Real Estate Man

After the war he joined the staff of London & British North America Co. as manager of the real estate department, and in 1928 he accepted a position with the Royal Trust Co., which he occupied up to the time of his death.

Captain Tweedale is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Lionel Clarke and Miss Phyllis Tweedale; one son, Cyril, of Pioneer; and one sister in Australia.”

Clara Wood (wife of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

“Mrs. Tweedale Wins Upper Island Golf,” Vancouver Province, May 26, 1931, page 1: “Qualicum Beach, May 26: Jack Matson of Victoria won the Upper Island golf championship during the week-end, defeating Dr. Margeson in the 18-hole final, one up. Mrs. C. Tweedale of Shaughnessy won the ladies’ championship on the twenty-first hole from Miss Helen Fordham Johnson of Jericho.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5M-218 : accessed 6 June 2015), Clara Wood Tweedale, 18 Aug 1954; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13220, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,966.

“Mrs. Tweedale Rites Monday,” Vancouver Province, August 21, 1954, page 5: “Funeral services will be held Monday for Mrs. Clara Tweedale, member of a pioneer Vancouver family who died in General Hospital Wednesday.

She was born in Scarborough, England, and as a child came to the city with her parents in the early days of the CPR.

Until recently she was active in golf, riding and musical circles. She was a life member of the Red Cross for services she rendered during World War One.

Mrs. Tweedale was the widow of Capt. Cyril Tweedale, veteran of the fort Garry Horse.

She is survived by one son, Dudley, and two daughters, Phyllis at home and Mrs. Esme Clarke of North Vancouver; a sister, Mrs. W.R. Blind of Victoria, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. from Nunn & Thomson Chapel with Rev. A.M. Trendell officiating.”

Clara Wood Tweedale, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 20, 1954, page 31. [Similar to “Mrs. Tweedale Rites Monday,” Vancouver Province, August 21, 1954, page 5.]

Cyril Dudley Aitken Tweedale (son of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1910-009209, Lorna Wickson; date of birth: February 12, 1910; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother: Edna Reid.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1935-09-425749; Cyril Dudley Tweedale and Lornia May Wickson; date of marriage: June 12, 1935; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=bb0285e0-e87b-4b22-a42a-a7e91a57da6f.

Lorna Wickson and Cyril Dudley Tweedale, marriage notice, Society, Vancouver Province, May 11, 1935, page 12: “Of much interest to younger circles, both here and in Winnipeg, is the betrothal made known today by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wickson, formerly of the prairie city, of their only daughter, Lorna, to Mr. Cyril Dudley Tweedale, only son of Capt. And Mrs. Cyril Tweedale, Angus drive. The marriage will take place about the middle of June in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Rev. Canon Harold King officiating. Mrs. John Wickson will be the matron of honor, while Miss Phyllis Tweedale will act as bridesmaid. Mr. Arthur Millner will be best man. [Includes photographs of Miss Lorna Wickson and Mr. Dudley Tweedale.]

Military Cross: Capt. Cyril Dudley Aitken Tweedale, http://www.fortgarryhorse.ca/j1526/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&Itemid=95: “Capt Tweedale has shown constant energy, ability and personal bravery under fire since his first action on 9 Jun 44. On 9 Jun 44, he was a troop leader with the 6 Cdn Armd Regt (1H), and by his coolness, leadership and tactical ability, his troop destroyed three Panther tanks which were threatening the centre of the regiment; two of these were knocked out by his own tank. After this action, he was posted to his own unit, the 10 Cdn Armd Regt (FGH), and acted first as squadron rear link and later as Sqn 2IC in the defensive operations near ETERVILLE, BOURGUEBUS and VERRIERES on the 14 Jul , 27 Jul and 3 Aug respectively. He distinguished himself repeatedly in these actions by organizing OPs, assisting the supporting infantry and artillery and carrying out tank troop shoots, all of which required him to be repeatedly exposed to the most intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. His coolness under fire and his aggressiveness were an inspiration to his squadron during these difficult periods of defence. During the night advance on the 7/8 Aug, though suffering from an infection for which he was later evacuated, when he found his column was having difficulty getting forward in the dark, he dismounted, and with complete disregard for his own safety, and in the face of close enemy fire, he directed them forward from the ground. Later, when the squadron could proceed no further, in the absence of his squadron leader, he formed the tanks into a leaguer in the dark, despite persistent interference by enemy patrols. His display of personal courage, skill and energy have been outstanding in all operations and is worthy of the highest commendation. Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 17 March 1945 and CARO/5466 dated 19 March 1945.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT7-3RS : accessed 6 June 2015), Cyril Dudley Aitken Tweedale, 14 Oct 1971; citing Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13313, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,034,264.

“Death of Dudley Tweedale,” Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 21, 1971, page 8, http://saltspringarchives.com/driftwood/1971/v12n41Oct21-1971.pdf

“C. Dudley A. Tweedale, member of a pioneer Canadian family, and well-known former Vancouver businessman, died suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 14, near the family home on Galiano Island.

Death was due to a heart attack.

Mr. Tweedale was born in Vancouver on May 7, 1909, and was educated in Vancouver and Victoria.

He served overseas during World War II with the Fort Garry Horse of Winnipeg. As a tank commander in the Armoured Corps, he took part in the Normandy invasion. He suffered multiple wounds in the fighting near Calais, and was taken back to England to convalesce. Later he was an instructor at the Royal Military College. Mr. Tweedale was awarded the Military Cross and Efficiency Decoration. He attained the rank of Major.

Subsequently he was active in British Columbia Provincial business affairs, secretary-treasurer of Pioneer Gold Mines, and later as a principal owner and officer of Wing Machinery Company of Vancouver He spent a great deal of time flying all over the north country. His slides were shown to interested friends from time to time.

In 1965, he and his wife moved to Galiano, upon his retirement. He took a keen interest in all community affairs and was highly esteemed in his new community.

He was a long-time member of Shaughnessy Golf Club, both as junior and senior member, member of Terminal City Club and Vancouver Lions Club, member of Galiano Golf Club, and chairman of the Galiano Volunteer Fire brigade.

He is survived by his wife, Lorna, at home on Galiano; one son, Ross; daughter, Clair and two sisters, Miss Phyllis Tweedale and Mrs. Victor Zachanko, all of Vancouver.

Private funeral service in Vancouver was followed by cremation.”

Esme Tweedale (daughter of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XRD-QX4 : accessed 13 June 2015), John Jeffrey L Clarke, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hereford, Herefordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT4-NKN : accessed 13 June 2015), John Jeffrey Lionel Clarke, 23 Feb 1972; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13316, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,034,299.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FM2-749 : accessed 13 June 2015), Ethel Earp, 1892; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newport (Shropshire), Shropshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSQQ-NWQ : accessed 13 June 2015), Ethel Earp, Madeley, Shropshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Madeley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSL-F8L : accessed 13 June 2015), Ethel Earp, Jul 1909; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4761, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1911 Census of Canada; Alberta / Edmonton / 72 Edmonton / page 21; Ethel Earp, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=9942&highlight=32&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ethel+Earp

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5N-FDZ : accessed 13 June 2015), John Clarke, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 59, line 9; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,965.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5N-FDD : accessed 13 June 2015), Lionel Clarke in household of John Clarke, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 59, line 11; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,965.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK7-NHV : accessed 13 June 2015), Ethel Clarke, 07 May 1986; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16580, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,358,020.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1938-09-460162; John Lionel Clarke and Esme Josephine Tweedale; date of marriage June 7, 1938; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=1d231f70-62f2-4ce2-b9d2-3fde9ae35b08.

“Esme Tweedale Pretty Bride at Wedding to J.L. Clarke,” Vancouver Sun, June 8, 1938, page 10: “With impressive beauty and stately dignity, the marriage was solemnized by his Grace the Archbishop of New Westminster at which Esme Josephine, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Tweedale, became bride of Mr. John Lionel Clarke, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Clarke. . . .Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Miss Phyllis Tweedale . . . Mr. Dudley Tweedale, brother of the bride, was Mr. Clarke’s best man and ushers were Mr. John Redpath and Mr. Alex Reid. . . . Subsequently, Mr. Clarke and his bride left by motor on their wedding trip which will take them to the Grand Coulee Dam prior to spending several months in the Okanagan and the Kootenays. . . .” [Includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John Lionel Clarke leaving St. John’s Anglican Church for the reception following their Tuesday evening wedding.]

“White Floral Setting Tuesday for Wedding of Miss Tweedale; Motor Trip to Coulee Dam Follows Pretty Ceremony at St. John’s,” Vancouver Province, June 8, 1938, page 10. [Similar to wedding description in Vancouver Sun, June 8, 1938, page 10, above.] [Includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John Lionel Clarke leaving St. John’s Anglican Church.]

John Lionel Clarke, remembrance, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2849305

The Ubessey, Graduation Issue, April 1943, page 2 of PDF document, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1943_totem.pdf: Roll of Honour: John Lionel Clarke; killed on active service.

John Lionel Clarke, Mountain View Burials, ci-cl, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/ci-cl.htm

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SPT8 : accessed 13 June 2015), John Lionel Clarke, 1942; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26274961, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26274961.

Totem, University of British Columbia yearbook, 1944, page 2 of PDF document, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1944_totem.pdf: John Lionel Clarke, Arts ‘35, R.C. A.F., killed in plane accident.

Report of the Naturalization Branch, List of Aliens to Whom Certificates of Naturalization Under the Naturalization Act, etc., page 973, http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cgc/nat/highres/P31-32_973.pdf: “Zachanko, Peter; Russia; April 14, 1931; Butcher; Zachanko, Katie, Wife; Zachanko, Minor child.”

Victor Zachanko, P. Eng., Percussion Drilling Report on Unita #65 Group, Group Notice No. 1669 – 31 Mar. 66; http://aris.empr.gov.bc.ca/ArisReports/05055.PDF.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGM7-MY4 : accessed 6 June 2015), Esme Josephine Zachanko, 28 Sep 1981; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13614, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,051,596.

UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1982, volume 36, number 3, page 29, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/chronicle/AL_CHRON_1982_3.pdf: “Esme J. Tweedale Zachanko, BA ’35, September, 1981, in North Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband Lionel Clarke, BA ’35. Survived by her husband, son, daughter and sister.”

Annual Report, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, 2008/2009, page 26; https://www.apeg.bc.ca/getmedia/70d234f8-cb3e-459a-b8b4-c93d3ca1ca4e/APEGBC-2008-2009-Annual-Report.aspx; Our Volunteers : . . . Victor Zachanko Peng.

Phyllis Tweedale (daughter of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SVK8 : accessed 6 June 2015), Phylis Tweedale in entry for Cyril Aitkin Tweedale, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZ6-FJ4 : accessed 6 June 2015), Phyllis Aitkey Tweedale, 1937; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,210.

Female Baby Girl (daughter of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1921-09-280208, Baby Tweedale (female); date of birth: February 24, 1921; place of birth: Vancouver; date of death: February 24, 1921; place of death: Vancouver.

Bernard Aitken Tweedale (brother of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

Bernard Tweedale, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tweedale-6.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XF3-8YJ : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, 1878; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Salford, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQZG-YJG : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale in household of John Aitkin, Urmston, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. , PRO RG 11/, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QFXX-5PZ : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  registration district, GUILDFORD subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X988-1XS : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, Lewisham, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Sydenham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJNW-5GYQ : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, 1904; citing Borough of Lewisham, London, England, London Metropolitan Archives, London; FHL microfilm; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-41133-3246-48?cc=2228170

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DD2-L8S : accessed 7 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, 1907; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Havant, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. [Possible connection]

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW2B-8G9 : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, Fulham, Hammersmith W, London, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14,  county,  registration district,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQX-WLP : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, 1921; citing Immigration, ship name Somersetshire, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 3; FHL microfilm 2,229,905.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5SD-9N5 : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, 26 Jun 1921; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship Corsican, arrival port Quebec, England, line 7, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 423, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FM-X1K : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard Servetus Tweedale and Naomi Joyce Westwood, 13 Dec 1923; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,050,936.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8P-YS2 : accessed 5 June 2015), Bernard S Tweedale, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1287, sheet 2B, family 56, line 63, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-VHFK : accessed 6 June 2015), Bernard Tweedale, 1933.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C6-CY9 : accessed 6 June 2015), Joyce Tweedale in household of Florence I Fricker, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-133, sheet 62A, family , NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 398.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JGQ8-TMP : accessed 6 June 2015), Joyce  Tweedale, Dec 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHR-QS2 : accessed 6 June 2015), Joyce Tweedale, 26 Dec 1975; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV22-7HCJ : accessed 6 June 2015), Joyce Tweedale, 1975; Burial, Calimesa, Riverside, California, United States of America, Desert Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 79521951, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79521951

Bernard Aitken Tweedale as author and publisher

Some Verses and Dramatic Pieces, Bernard Tweedale, 1914 – 35 pages, https://books.google.ca/books/about/Some_Verses_and_Dramatic_Pieces.html?id=NZfgPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y.

Fin, feather & fur on the British Columbia coast [electronic resource] : containing descriptions of a few select sport districts in this chosen land for rod and gun / compiled by Aitken Tweedale for the Union Steamship Co. of British Co. Ltd. Vancouver : Tower Pub. Co., [1918 or 1919], http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100309579.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets …, Volume 11, Issue 1, https://books.google.ca/books?id=yg8DAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA349&lpg=PA349&dq=%22bernard+tweedale%22&source=bl&ots=wxnwbCIiAU&sig=E7RRX0lP8o7jAqXABGqRxjZEh5E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=pzdyVeDCG8HroASN3pHABA&ved=0CEUQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=%22bernard%20tweedale%22&f=false “Swepstone (Eileen) Tango, as standardized [sic] and taught by the representative dancing masters; tango, two-step, hesitation waltz, Boston glide, one-step. Described by Miss Eileen Swepstone; illustrated by Miss Swepstone and Mr. Bernard Tweedale. [Vancouver, B.C., News-advertiser, 1914] 15 p. illus. 12mo. $0.25 [8081].

The tango, as standardized and taught by the representative dancing masters of the North American continent; tango two-step, hesitation waltz, Boston glide, one-step, described by Miss Eileen Swepstone … illustrated by Miss Swepstone and Mr. Bernard Tweedale., Vancouver, B.C., J. H. Welch [1914] http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=musdi&fileName=155//musdi155.db&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/musdibib:@field(NUMBER+@od1(musdi+155))&linkText=0&presId=musdibib.

Eileen Mary Swepstone (dance partner of Bernard Aitken Tweedale)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XRJ-YC2 : accessed 6 June 2015), Eileen Mary Swepstone, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Ham, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport,

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL14-ZN2 : accessed 6 June 2015), Eileen M Swepstone, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county,  registration district, LEYTON subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9DT-4ZM : accessed 6 June 2015), Eileen Swepstone, Lewisham, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Sydenham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XP2T-M65 : accessed 6 June 2015), Eilwen M Swepstone, Nov 1911; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 3, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 170, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Theatrical Dance in Vancouver, Schools, http://www.dcd.ca/exhibitions/vancouver/schools.html: “In 1915, Miss Eileen Swepstone, certified by Mrs. Wordsworth’s School in London, England, taught deportment and presentation for young ladies, plus the latest ballroom dances, step and toe dancing, and national dances.”

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XP1S-CM4 : accessed 6 June 2015), Eileen Sweepstone, Jun 1915; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Victoria, British Columbia,, line 30, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 285, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1866-1938,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24Q5-X71 : accessed 6 June 2015), Charles West and Eileen Sweepstone, 25 May 1917; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm .

Hubert Milner Kitchin (sometimes called Herbert Milner Kitchin or H.M. Kitchin) (writing collaborator of Bernard Aitken Tweedale)

Hubert Milner Kitchin enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War: Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Kitchin, Herbert [sic] Milner; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 29/12/1894; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5211 – 39; Item Number: 507074; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=507074. Mr. Kitchin moved to California. He died in California in 1949.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DNX-MLL : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Kitchin, 1893; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Chorlton, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. [Father of Hubert Milner Kitchin.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2H-SVX : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Kitchin, 26 Aug 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13128, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,305. [Father of Hubert Milner Kitchin.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDS-T2K : accessed 7 June 2015), Willam Ernest Milne and Katherine Mary Beatrice Kitchin, 28 May 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13761, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,557. [Mother of Hubert Milner Kitchen.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRY-225 : accessed 7 June 2015), Katherine Mary Beatrice Milne, 05 Jan 1961; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13250, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,348. [Mother of Hubert Milner Kitchen.]

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRT9-BY3 : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Milner Kitchin, 10 Feb 1895; citing , reference item 3 p 78; FHL microfilm 1,450,476.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSNC-ZDP : accessed 7 June 2015), Herbert Milner Kitchin, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing county, registration district, Carlton subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1906,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVM-HYM : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert M Kitchin in household of Cabit Kitchin, 30A, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLXH-F3X : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert M Kitchin, Jul 1914; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 18, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 259, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2M-JHY : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Milner Kitchin, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,984.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N9-DB3 : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Milner Kitchin and Jeannette Ducey, 25 Oct 1922; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,281.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DC-FFN : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Milner Kitchen, 1942; citing NAID identifier 603155, NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,429,969.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV3-5BG : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert M Kitchin, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0122, sheet 5B, family 79, line 60, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 137; FHL microfilm 2,339,872.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP7S-MSZ : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Milner Kitchin, 23 Mar 1949; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVS-X34H : accessed 7 June 2015), Hubert Milner Kitchin, 1949; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 6419522, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6419522.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP2Z-NBN : accessed 7 June 2015), Jeannette Kitchin, 21 Oct 1953; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVS-X348 : accessed 7 June 2015), Jeannette Kitchin, 1953; Burial, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Hollywood Forever Cemetery; citing record ID 6419521, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6419521.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1J-H3K : accessed 7 June 2015), Cyril Denzil Milner Kitchin, 05 Dec 1983; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13635, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,073,152. [Brother of Hubert Milner Kitchin.]

Florence May Tweedale (sister of Cyril Aitken Tweedale)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J75P-14Y : accessed 12 June 2015), Florence May Tweeddale, 04 Feb 1880; citing Cheetham, Lancashire, England, reference it 1 p 23; FHL microfilm 2,113,016.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ87-4FN : accessed 12 June 2015), Florence May Tweedale in household of Samuel Jacob Tweedale, Broughton, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. , PRO RG 11/, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QFXX-Y2M : accessed 12 June 2015), Florence Tweedale, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  registration district, GUILDFORD subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

William Loree (Cyril Aitken Tweedale’s first residence in Vancouver)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQB-6G7 : accessed 10 June 2015), William M Loree, Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada; citing p. , line ; Library and Archives Canada film number , Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7R-KQR : accessed 10 June 2015), William M Loree, Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada; citing p. , line ; Library and Archives Canada film number , Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKH-DXP : accessed 10 June 2015), William Loree, Dufferin North, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148097.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-5SK : accessed 10 June 2015), William Loree, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Manitoba Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1908-003930; William Meikle Loree; age at death: 73; date of death: September 15, 1908; place of death: Carman.

Vancouver World, September 18, 1908, page 2: “LOREE. The friends of Mr. William Loree, of 62 Thirteenth avenue, east, Vancouver, will regret to hear of his death on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Carman, Man. Mr. Loree, who has been a resident of Vancouver for the past seven years, left recently with his wife to visit their sons and daughters. He was seized with a paralytic stroke at Carman, however, and after a few weeks’ illness passed peacefully way. Besides his wife he leaves four son and three daughters to mourn his loss. . . .”

Vancouver Daily World, September 22, 1908, page 5: “[Died], at Carman, Man., William Loree, of 62 Thirteenth avenue, east, Vancouver.”

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2ND-5J5 : accessed 10 June 2015), John Franklin Loree, 16 Dec 1873; citing Collingwood, Grey, Ontario, Canada, 16 Dec 1873, reference 491; FHL microfilm 1,845,042.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLK-9NQ : accessed 10 June 2015), John Franklin Loree, 16 Dec 1873; citing Collingwood, Grey, Ontario, Canada, registration number ; FHL microfilm 1,845,042.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLK-3TB : accessed 10 June 2015), John Franklin Loree, 16 Dec 1873; citing Collingwood, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, registration number ; FHL microfilm 1,845,042.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3X-886 : accessed 10 June 2015), Maggie Loree, 17 Jun 1871; citing Collingswood, Grey, Ontario, Canada, registration number ; FHL microfilm 1,844,888.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLK5-JR2 : accessed 10 June 2015), Maggie Loree, 17 Jun 1871; citing Collingswood, Grey, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,844,888.

Memorable Manitobans: William Loree (1879-?) [son of William Loree]; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/loree_w.shtml; Born southern Manitoba, 26 December 1879. Educated public schools, Manitoba. Commenced career with Bank of Hamilton, Carman, Manitoba, 1898-1902. Came to Winnipeg, 1907, as Western Bank Inspector; appointed to present position, 1910. Director, Hudson’s Bay Insurance Company, Vancouver, B.C. Married Katherine E. McCormick, Carman, 1903; has two daughters. Clubs and societies: Commercial; Automobile; AF & AM, IOOF, K. of P. Methodist. Address: 143 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg.

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