Upton, Gerald (1879-1951)

Gerald Upton, “Funeral Held For Long-Time Resident Here,” Vancouver Sun, August 4, 1951, page 41

Gerald Upton, “Funeral Held For Long-Time Resident Here,” Vancouver Sun, August 4, 1951, page 41

Gerald Upton was an accountant. He lived at 1947 Pendrell Street from 1914 to 1917 and at 1103 Denman Street from 1919 to 1921.

Gerald Upton was born in Finchley, North London, England, on June 1, 1879. His father was Edward Upton, who was a solicitor. His mother was Elizabeth Fox.

After finishing his schooling, Gerald was a law articling student in England for three years. In 1898, he travelled to Canada, where he spent two years. For a time he supervised a trading post at Christmas Lake near 100 Mile House in British Columbia.

In 1899 and 1900, he was in Cascade, British Columbia, which was a town in the Boundary area of the Kootenays.

Cascade Record, Cascade, British Columbia, April 22, 1899, page 7; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067588#p6z-3r0f:

Cascade Record, Cascade, British Columbia, April 22, 1899, page 7; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067588#p6z-3r0f:

Cascade Record, Cascade, British Columbia, March 19, 1900, page 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067553#p5z-2r0f:

Cascade Record, Cascade, British Columbia, March 19, 1900, page 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067553#p5z-2r0f:

Cascade Record, Cascade, British Columbia, March 31, 1900, page 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067570#p5z-2r0f:

Cascade Record, Cascade, British Columbia, March 31, 1900, page 6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/cascade/items/1.0067570#p5z-2r0f:

Gerald travelled to Canada about 1898, and arrived in Vancouver about 1899.

In 1900 he went to California, Japan and China. He also spent some time in Alaska.

From 1901 to 1903 he served in the Boer War with the South African Constabulary.

South African War, 1899-1902 - Service Files, Medals and Land Applications: Given Name(s): Gerald; Surname: UPTON; Regiment: South African Constabulary; Regimental number: 1795; Type of Records: Service files; Volume: 107; Series: A1a; Microfilm Reel Number: T-2088; Reference: RG 38; Item Number: 12851; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/south-african-war-1899-1902/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=12851&.

South African War, 1899-1902 – Service Files, Medals and Land Applications: Given Name(s): Gerald; Surname: UPTON; Regiment: South African Constabulary; Regimental number: 1795; Type of Records: Service files; Volume: 107; Series: A1a; Microfilm Reel Number: T-2088; Reference: RG 38; Item Number: 12851; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/south-african-war-1899-1902/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=12851&.

In 1903 he returned to Canada, where he travelled to Vancouver and worked for six years with John Helliwell’s accounting firm.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1906.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 798

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 798

He appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1906 823 Dunsmuir Street
1907 no address under names
1908 and 1909 1004 Eveleigh Street
1910 to 1911 1656 Robson Street
1912 not listed under Vancouver names
1913 number 1, 1019 Bute Street
1914 to 1917 1947 Pendrell Street
1918 730 East 19th Avenue
1919 to 1921 1103 Denman Street
1922 1636 Davie Street
1923 not listed under Vancouver names
1924 and 1925 1636 Davie Street
1926 to 1933 891 Bidwell Street
1934 number 5, 700 Broughton Street
1935 to 1944 number 14, 859 Thurlow Street
1945 to 1951 1768 West 11th Avenue

On April 3, 1907, in Vancouver, Gerald married Edith Gertrude Holmes. She was born on February 26, 1888, in Hong Kong, China. Her father was Alfred William Shean Holmes (1861-1936). Her mother was Mary (“May”) McBean. (1861-1931).

Gerald worked as an accountant with John Helliwell’s firm until about 1911.

He went to England for a short time, and later returned to Vancouver.

In 1912, he investigated the affairs of the Vancouver board of school trustees. From 1912 to 1920, he was the secretary of the Vancouver School Board.

From 1920 to 1930 he was a buyer for the British Columbia Loggers’ Association.

Gerald died in Vancouver on August 2, 1951.

Edith died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 25, 1962.

Gerald and Edith had the following children.

 

Herbert M. Upton

Herbert M. Upton was born in Vancouver in March 1908.

He died in England in 1951.

 

John (“Jack”) Holmes Upton

John (“Jack”) Holmes Upton was born in Vancouver on August 13, 1909.

He worked as an automobile mechanic.

On June 28, 1930, in Vancouver, Jack married Julia May Spicer, who was a salesperson. She was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, about 1911. Her father was Wilfred Henry Spicer. Her mother was Mabel Julia Golt.

This marriage ended in divorce in New Westminster, British Columbia, on June 17, 1938. [Julia later married Robert John Pearson Hanna in Vancouver on June 30, 1939. Robert was a hardware clerk. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, about 1912. His father was Alfred Hanna (1878-1961). His mother was Lulu Myrtle Hunt (1885-1979).]

Jack later married Marjorie Adeline Ferguson. She was born on January 22, 1918, in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Her father was Frederick Albert Ferguson. Her mother was Leah May Nichol.

Marjorie died in New Westminster on October 30, 1970.

Jack died in Surrey, British Columbia, on September 22, 1973.

 

Gerald Edward Upton

Gerald Upton was born in Vancouver on March 9, 1913.

He worked as an insurance agent.

He married Joan Foster Cox. She was born in Vancouver on June 9, 1914. Her father was Arthur Cox. Her mother was Edith Thomas.

Gerald died in Vancouver on October 30, 1964. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Joan died in Vancouver on December 20, 1984.

 

Alfred Holmes Upton

Alfred Holmes Upton was born in Canada, probably in Vancouver, about 1915.

In 1938 he was working as an assayer. He sailed on the Queen Mary from Southampton to New York City, on his way to Vancouver.

In 1961, he was a director of Zeballos Iron Mines Ltd.

He married Marie Eileen Sorley. She was born in North Dakota, on October 7, 1910. Her father was Otto Sorley. Her mother was Ella Connelly.

It appears that Alfred died between 1961 and 1973.

Marie died in Vancouver on March 11, 1973.

 

Sources

Edward Upton (father of Gerald Upton)

Material relating to Edward Upton; http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/results_n.cfm?NID=9494&RID=&Y1=&Y2= [Name: Edward Upton; Dates: fl.1887-1890; Notes: Solicitor; Partner, Upton & Britton; http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/detail_p.cfm?NID=9494&AID=&CID=]

“England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1862, quarter 1, vol. 1B, p. 169, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-X35T : 18 August 2016), Edward Upton, Hornsey, Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 51, Piece/Folio 1379/27, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,587.

 

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X987-DXX : 29 August 2015), Edward Upton, St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Tottenham Court subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Elizabeth Fox (mother of Gerald Upton)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJY-YM4 : 13 December 2014), Elizabeth Fox, 1862; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1862, quarter 1, vol. 1B, p. 169, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-X3R6 : 18 August 2016), Eliz Upton in household of Edward Upton, Hornsey, Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 51, Piece/Folio 1379/27, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,587.

 

Gerald Upton

Gerald Upton; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I1194. “Birth: ABT 1880 in Ginchley,London North,England; Death: 2 Aug 1951 in Vancouver,BC.

Gerald Upton, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/gerald-upton_43867822: “Born in Ginchley [sic], London North, England on 1880 to Edward Upton and Elizabeth. Gerald married Edith Gertrude Holmes and had 4 children. He passed away on 2 Aug 1951 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

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 3, page 371; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/371/mode/1up

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XNW-QK1 : 1 October 2014), Gerald Upton, 1879; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XNX-8GF : 1 October 2014), Gerald Upton, 1879; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-XQGW : 18 August 2016), Gerald Upton, Hornsey, Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 52, Piece/Folio 1379/27, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,587.

“Carson and Cascade more than just border crossings,” by Greg Nesteroff , Nelson Star, September 12, 2013; http://www.nelsonstar.com/community/222031201.html: “The Boundary town of Cascade, also known as Cascade City, was named by 1890, presumably after the cascading waterfalls nearby. On February 9 of that year, the Spokane Falls Review advertised Cascade as “The Denver of the North.” . . . Today portions of the Cascade townsite survive: Main street, plus First, Second, and Third avenues. The rest is home to the Christina Lake golf course.”

South African War, 1899-1902 – Service Files, Medals and Land Applications: Given Name(s): Gerald; Surname: UPTON; Regiment: South African Constabulary; Regimental number: 1795; Type of Records: Service files; Volume: 107; Series: A1a; Microfilm Reel Number: T-2088; Reference: RG 38; Item Number: 12851; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/south-african-war-1899-1902/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=12851&.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q39-KRN : 27 December 2014), Gerald Upton, Jun 1903; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-481, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSL-S4F : 27 December 2014), Gerald Upton, Jun 1909; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4761, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSL-S4R : 27 December 2014), Gerald Upton, Jun 1909; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4761, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-Y2D : 21 January 2016), Gerald Lipton [sic] and Edith Gertrude Holmes, 03 Apr 1907; citing vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Wedding Bells, Upton—Holmes,” Vancouver World, April 3, 1907, page 10: “The marriage was performed this morning at Christ church of Gerald Upton, lately a resident of the old country, and Edith Gertrude, second daughter of Mr. Alfred Hames [sic: Holmes], of 646 Burrard street. Rev. C.C. Owens [sic] officiated and the bride was given away by her father. . . . She was attended by three bridesmaids, the chief bridesmaid being her sister, Miss Amy Holmes, while the others were Miss Bee Holmes and Miss Gladys Miller. . . . The happy pair subsequently left on a honeymoon tour of the Sound cities, the bride going away in a navy blue traveling costume. Both were the recipients of many presents.”

Gerald Upton and Edith Gertrude Holmes, wedding notice, Vancouver World, April 3, 1907, page 6: “Upton—Holmes.—April 3, at Christ Church, Vancouver, by Rev. C.C. Owen, Gerald Upton, to Edith Gertrude, second daughter of Mr. Alfred Holmes, of 646 Burrard street, Vancouver.”

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

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXLN-XR5 : 2 October 2015), Gerald Upton, 1926; 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, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5H-5G6 : 30 September 2015), Gerald Upton, 1951.

“Former Official Dies Here,” Vancouver Province, August 3, 1951, page 18 (includes photograph of Gerald Upton):

“Gerald Upton, 72, longtime B.C. resident and former secretary of Vancouver School Board, died Thursday at his home, 1768 West Eleventh. He came to Vancouver in 1899, when he signed up for the Boer War.

When the Kettle Valley Railway line was being built near Christina Lake, he set up several general stores in the wake of construction.

After one year with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Whitehorse, Mr. Upton articled with a firm of chartered accountants in Vancouver.

He was secretary of the School Board from 1912 to 1920. Following this he became a buyer for B.C. Loggers’ Association until his retirement in 1930.

Surviving him are his wife, Edith; and three sons, Jack at 5 West Twenty-sixth; Alfred at home and Gerald at 4797 West Seventh. A fourth son, Herbert, died in England three weeks ago.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from Center & Hanna. Cremation will follow.”

“Funeral Held For Long-Time Resident Here,” Vancouver Sun, August 4, 1951, page 41 (includes photograph of Gerald Upton)

“Funeral service was held today at Center and Hanna’s Georgia Chapel for Gerald Upton, 1768 West Eleventh.

A resident of Vancouver since 1899, Mr. Upton, 72, died at his home whit week.

Arriving in Canada at the turn of the century from England, he witnessed the construction of the Kettle Valley Railway.

His first job in Canada was the supervision of a trading post at Christmas Lake.

In 1912 he became secretary of Vancouver School Board where he played a leading part in the work of the board.

In 1920 he left the board to enter the mining business. He retired in 1941.

Mr. Upton leaves his wife; three sons, Alfred Holmes, Jack Holmes, and Gerald Edward Upton, and seven grandchildren.”

Gerald Upton, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 3, 1951, page 25; Vancouver Sun, August 3, 1951, page 25: “Upton—Gerald, passed away at his residence, 1768 West 11th Ave., August 2, 1951, in his 73rd year. Survived by his loving wife, Edith; 3 sons, Jack, Gerald and Alfred, all of Vancouver; also 3 grandchildren; 4 sisters in England. Funeral service Saturday, August 4, 1951, at 11 a.m., in the Georgia Chapel of Center & Hanna, 1049 West Georgia Street, Rev. W. E. Harrison officiating. Cremation.”

 

Alfred William Shean Holmes (father of Edith Gertrude Holmes)

Alfred William Shein Holmes; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I470: “Birth: 12 DEC 1861 in Great Britain; Death: 18 MAY 1936 in Vancouver,BC; Burial: 20 MAY 1936 Masonic,Burnaby,BC.”

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQXD-MM9 : 8 December 2014), Alfred William Shean Holmes, 13 Dec 1861; citing DRAINIE,MORAY,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MLL : 13 November 2014), Alfred W Holmes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9S4N : 2 March 2015), Alfred W Holmes, 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:FL5K-XD4 : 30 September 2015), Alfred William Shean Holmes, 1936.

Masonic Cemetery Association of British Columbia; Letter H Listing; http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/h-letter.html: “Holmes, Alfred W. S.; 05/20/1936; 035-04-D.”

 

Mary (“May”) McBean (mother of Edith Gertrude Holmes)

May (Mary) McBean; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I3626.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MLG : 13 November 2014), Mary Holmes in household of Alfred W Holmes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9S4J : 2 March 2015), Mary Holmes in entry for Alfred W Holmes, 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:FLVG-L55 : 30 September 2015), Mary Holmes, 1931.

Mary Holmes, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1931, page 12; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ei5lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2782%2C1411380 [link leads to top of column 1; death notice is farther down column 1]: “Holmes—Passed away July 11, at the family residence, 700 Broughton St., Mary., beloved wife of Alfred W.S. Holmes, accountant with the J. Leckie Co., city, resident of the city 40 years; leaving to mourn her passing her husband, and three daughters, Mrs. R.C. Bamford, Smithers, B.C.; Mrs. Gerald Upton, and Mrs. Mark Cosgrove, of this city. Funeral Tuesday, July 14, from Center & Hanna’s chapel at 3:30, conducted by Major the Rev. C.C. Owen. Interment Masonic cemetery, North Burnaby.”

Masonic Cemetery Association of British Columbia; Letter H Listing; http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/h-letter.html: “Holmes, Mary; 07/14/1931; 035-03-D.”

 

Edith Gertrude Holmes (wife of Gerald Upton)

Edith Gertrude Holmes, Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I1192: “Birth: ABT 1889 in Hong Kong,China; Death: 25 SEP 1962 in North Vancouver,BC.”

Edith Gertrude Holmes, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/edith-gertrude-holmes_37677621: “Born in Hong Kong, China on 1889 to Alfred William Holmes and May Mcbean. Edith Gertrude married Gerald Upton and had 4 children. She passed away on 25 Sep 1962 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-MLR : 13 November 2014), Edith G Holmes in household of Alfred W Holmes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-Y2C : 21 January 2016), Gerald Lipton [sic] and Edith Gertrude Holmes, 03 Apr 1907; citing vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKKY : 2 March 2015), Edith Upton in entry for Gerald Upton, 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:FLT6-34W : 30 September 2015), Edith Gertrude Upton, 1962.

“Rites for Mrs. Upton will be held Friday,” Vancouver Province, September 27, 1962, page 23 (includes photograph of Mrs. Upton):

“Funeral will be held Friday for Gerald Upton, 74, who came to Vancouver in 1888. She died Tuesday.

Mrs. Upton was born in Hong Kong where her father, the late Alfred W.S. Holmes, was in the British Army.

When he was invalided out of the army, he came to Vancouver, and his family, who had gone to England, joined him shortly after. They lived in the 600 block Burrard, then a residential street.

Mrs. Upton’s husband, who predeceased her, was for many years secretary of the Vancouver school board.

Family—three sons, Gerald E. and Alfred H., both of Vancouver, and Jack of Surrey (her eldest son, Herbert M., died on overseas service in the Second World War, two sisters, Mrs. Mark Cosgrove, Vancouver, and Mrs. R.C. Bamford. Victoria.

Service—Dean Northcote Burke will officiate in Nunn & Thomson Funeral Chapel, 2559 Cambie, Friday at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow.”

Edith Gertrude Upton, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 27, 1962, page 20; Vancouver Sun, September 27, 1962, page 36: “Upton—Passed away September 25, 1962, in hospital, Edith Gertrude Upton of Suite 109-1239 Nelson St., in her 75th year. Survived by 3 sons, Jack H.; Gerald E.; and Alfred H. of Vancouver; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. R.C. Bamford, Victoria, B.C.; and Mrs. Beatrice A. Cosgrove, Vancouver. Funeral service Friday, September 28 at 2 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. & Cambie St. Very Rev. Dean Northcote Burke officiating. Cremation.”

 

Herbert Upton (son of Gerald Upton)

Herbert UPTON; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I1338: “Marriage: Christine”

Herbert Upton, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/herbert-upton_43866465: “Born to Gerald Upton and Edith Gertrude Holmes.”

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

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCX-GHQV : 4 September 2014), Herbert M Upton, 1951; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Hove, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

John (“Jack”) Holmes Upton (son of Gerald Upton)

Jack Upton; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I1337

Jack Upton, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/jack-upton_43868301: “Born to Gerald Upton and Edith Gertrude Holmes.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKK1 : 2 March 2015), Jack Upton in entry for Gerald Upton, 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 Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Q-73L : 21 January 2016), Jack Holmes Upton and Julia May Spicer, 28 Jun 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13760, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,556. [Note: marriage dissolved at New Westminster, B.C. on June 17, 1938. File No. D.C.O. 1762—August 2/38.]

Memorable Manitobans: Alfred H. Hanna (1878-1961); http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/hanna_ah.shtml

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRY-5LG : 30 September 2015), Alfred Hanna, 1961.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-PM6J : 13 December 2015), Alfred H Hanna, 1961; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35289239, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35289239.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1S-SXJ : 30 September 2015), Lulu Myrtle Hanna, 1979.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-474077; Robert John P Hanna and Julia May Upton; date of marriage: June 30, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4a2d65cc-85cf-45dd-9549-f9c37ebdea51.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYV-TGZ : 30 September 2015), Marjorie Adeline Upton, 1970.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBV-7MR : 30 September 2015), John Holmes Upton, 1973.

 

Gerald Upton (son of Gerald Upton)

Gerald Upton; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I1336.

Gerald Upton, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/gerald-upton_43867821: “Born to Gerald Upton and Edith Gertrude Holmes.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-Z1W : 30 September 2015), Gerald Upton, 1964.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGM9-22Z : 30 September 2015), Joan Foster Upton, 1984.

 

Alfred Holmes Upton (son of Gerald Upton)

Alfred Upton; Kluey/Bamford/Lane/Crowther ancestors and cousins; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1544654&id=I1341.

Alfred Upton, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/alfred-upton_43866367: “Born to Gerald Upton and Edith Gertrude Holmes.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242H-ZS8 : 2 October 2015), Alfred H Upton, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Nimpkish miners extracted iron ore, http://undiscoveredcoast.blogspot.ca/2013_10_01_archive.html: “In the 1950s Al Upton secured an iron ore deposit in the Nimpkish, about five kilometers from Anutz Lake. He brought in a firm who drilled and determined that there was about a million tons available, but they declined to develop the claim.”

British Columbia Order in Council 695/1961; March 21, 1961; http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0695_1961: “And that Mr. Alfred H. Upton, a Director of Zeballos Iron Mines Ltd., has applied on behalf of Zeballos Iron Mines Ltd., for the issuance of a lease for 3.10 miles of the Zeballos River Road for ingress and egress purposes relative to their mining operations. . . .”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB3-WSC : 30 September 2015), Marie Eileen Upton, 1973.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPS-SP1F : 11 July 2016), Marie Eileen Sorley Upton, 1973; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 136085170, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136085170.

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