Van Dyke, John Robert (1849-1929)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1369.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1369.

John Robert Van Dyke was a boat builder. He lived at 1020 Denman Street in 1913 and 1914.

John Robert Van Dyke was born in April 1849 in New York State. His father’s first name is unknown. His mother was Mary Ann Davison.

He married Catherine (“Kitty”) Burns. It appears that the marriage was in Lucas, Ohio on January 2, 1877. Catherine was born in Ireland about 1851.

"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X84K-X94 : 10 December 2017), John R. Vandyke and Kittie Burns, 02 Jan 1877; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference Vol.2 p.688; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 912,940.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X84K-X94 : 10 December 2017), John R. Vandyke and Kittie Burns, 02 Jan 1877; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference Vol.2 p.688; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 912,940.

In 1880, John and Catherine (“Kitty”) were living in Middleport, New York. John was working as a boatman.

By the late 1800s, John and Catherine were in Washington State. In 1897, John and Catherine built a new house in Everett, Washington.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 17, 1897, page 2, column 4; https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045604/1897-01-17/ed-1/seq-2/.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 17, 1897, page 2, column 4; https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045604/1897-01-17/ed-1/seq-2/.

In 1900, John and Catherine were living in Everett, Washington. John was a carpenter.

In July 1906, a fire destroyed John’s carpenter shop on Hoyt Avenue in Everett. It appears that he re-built the shop fairly quickly.

John’s boats were well-known in Washington and British Columbia. In 1907, he built the “Davy Jones” for James C. Marmaduke of Seattle. (Evans Brown Deane (1857-1950) bought the Davy Jones and imported it to Vancouver. It was later named “Neydla.”)

Motor Boating Magazine, September 1908, Volume 2, Number 4, page 6; https://books.google.ca/books?id=FJXuJv52K-4C&pg=PA6#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Motor Boating Magazine, September 1908, Volume 2, Number 4, page 6; https://books.google.ca/books?id=FJXuJv52K-4C&pg=PA6#v=onepage&q&f=false.

In 1908, John built the Everett Bay Yacht Club’s racer that competed in the Dunsmuir Cup race.

Vancouver Daily World, April 20, 1908, page 11, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, April 20, 1908, page 11, column 4.

In 1910, the Van Dykes lived at 2517 Rucker Avenue in Everett.

Everett, Washington, City Directory, 1910, page 417.

Everett, Washington, City Directory, 1910, page 417.

2517 Rucker Avenue, Everett, Washington; Google Streets: searched September 30, 2018; image dated August 2012.

2517 Rucker Avenue, Everett, Washington; Google Streets: searched September 30, 2018; image dated August 2012.

 

Life in Vancouver

John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. He was living at 1253 West Eighth Avenue and working as a boat builder.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1270.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1270.

From 1912 to 1925, he lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 1253 West Eighth Avenue
1913 and 1914 1020 Denman Street
1915 and 1916 1737 Robson Street
1917 to 1921 1718 Robson Street
1922 to 1924 5466 Carleton Street
1925 1432 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver Daily World, May 11, 1912, page 26, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Daily World, May 11, 1912, page 26, columns 6-7.

John was a boat builder until 1925. (In 1922, the Vancouver directory listed him as an employee of Spencer’s department store.)

John died in Seattle, Washington on April 12, 1929. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Everett.

Catherine died in Seattle on March 3, 1930. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Everett.

John and Catherine had the following children.

 

Robert Davison Van Dyke

Robert Davison Van Dyke was born in Middleport, New York on February 25, 1885.

He worked as a boat builder.

On June 12, 1926, in Vancouver, he married Beatrice Maryann Keynes, who was a storekeeper. She was born in Croydon. England on June 14, 1883. Her parents were Harry Elsdon and Mary Ann Waghorn.

Robert died in Vancouver on December 22, 1952.

Beatrice died in Essondale, British Columbia on March 12, 1967.

 

Earl James Van Dyke

Earl James Van Dyke was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 23, 1892.

He worked as a ship builder.

He served with the United States naval aviation forces during the First World War

He married Kathryn P. McLaughlin.

Kathryn died in Seattle, Washington on February 2, 1965. She was buried in Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline, Washington.

Earl died in Annandale, Virginia on July 24, 1986. He was buried in Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline.

 

Sources

Maritime History of the Great Lakes; http://images.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/results?rows=20&lc=Everett: “Davy Jones (1907)Ship;  Other Names: Neydla (1924); Official No.: 130541; Previous Registration: U.S.A. (1911) 73x12x5 Owned by E. W. Hamber, Vancouver 1917; B. C. Mills Tug & Barge Co., Vancouver 1921; Hobbs Bros., Vancouver 1928; B. Arundel, Vancouver 1935; C. H. Paine, Sidney 1945. Tug.”

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Annals, chapter 4, pages 92-96; https://www.royalvan.com/files/Annals_Section4_Yachts.pdf

 

John Robert Van Dyke

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZX8-Q9Q : 21 August 2017), John Vandyke, Middleport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 190, sheet 313C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0901; FHL microfilm 1,254,901.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPR-W6H : accessed 30 September 2018), John R Van Dyke, Everett Precinct Everett city Ward 1, 2, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 213, sheet 25B, family 499, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,750.

Marysville Globe, Volume XV Number 26, July 27, 1906: http://www.snohomishhistory.com/globe/msvlglobe06jul.html: “A fire which destroyed the carpenter shop of J. R. Van Dyke on Hoyt avenue in Everett Monday evening, threatened serious consequences on account of a shortage of water. The grocery store of F. A. Blacker, and a barn owned by the Agnew Hardware company, sustained some injury.”

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGVW-666 : accessed 30 September 2018), John Van Dyke, Everett Ward 6, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 286, sheet 7B, family 151, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1668; FHL microfilm 1,375,681.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-VPQ : 16 March 2018), John R Van Dyke, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, John Robert Vandyke, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 10. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N35M-697 : 10 March 2018), John Robert Vandyke, 12 Apr 1929; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 1237, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,648; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/B414595D2A935FABA5FA88C411ABDF55.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-ZGTJ : 13 December 2015), John R Van Dyke, 1929; Burial, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States of America, Evergreen Cemetery; citing record ID 124324930, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124324930: “John R Van Dyke; Birth: unknown; Death: 15 Apr 1929; Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA; Plot: Block 14; Memorial ID: 124324930.”

 

Catherine Burns [Byrnes] (wife of John Robert Van Dyke)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZX8-Q97 : 21 August 2017), Kittie Vandyke in household of John Vandyke, Middleport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 190, sheet 313C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0901; FHL microfilm 1,254,901.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPR-W6C : accessed 30 September 2018), Catharine Van Dyke in household of John R Van Dyke, Everett Precinct Everett city Ward 1, 2, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 213, sheet 25B, family 499, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,750.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGVW-66X : accessed 30 September 2018), Catharine Van Dyke in household of John Van Dyke, Everett Ward 6, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 286, sheet 7B, family 151, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1668; FHL microfilm 1,375,681.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-VP7 : 16 March 2018), Catherine Van Dyke in entry for John R Van Dyke, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Katherine Vandyke in household of John Robert Vandyke, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 10. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N357-66F : 10 March 2018), Catherine Vandyke, 03 Mar 1930; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 740, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,722; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/81994190B319BFCE7522FF554EF9EDF7.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-ZGTN : 13 December 2015), Catherine Van Dyke, 1930; Burial, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States of America, Evergreen Cemetery; citing record ID 124324931, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124324931: “Catherine Van Dyke; Birth: unknown; Death:  7 Mar 1930; Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA; Plot: Block 14; MEMORIAL ID: 124324931.”

 

Robert Davison Van Dyke (son of John Robert Van Dyke)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPR-W6Z : accessed 30 September 2018), Robert Van Dyke in household of John R Van Dyke, Everett Precinct Everett city Ward 1, 2, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 213, sheet 25B, family 499, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,750.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGVW-66F : accessed 30 September 2018), Robert Van Dyke in household of John Van Dyke, Everett Ward 6, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 286, sheet 7B, family 151, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1668; FHL microfilm 1,375,681.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-VPW : 16 March 2018), Robert Van Dyke in entry for John R Van Dyke, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Robert Davidson Vandyke in household of John Robert Vandyke, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 10. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-C42 : 11 March 2018), Robert Davison Van Dyke and Beatrice Maryann Keynes, 12 Jun 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,504.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRH-13B : 8 November 2017), Robert Davison Van Dyke, 1952.

 

Beatrice Maryann Keynes (née Elsdon) (wife of Robert Davison Van Dyke)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8L-C4J : 11 March 2018), Robert Davison Van Dyke and Beatrice Maryann Keynes, 12 Jun 1926; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13751, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,504.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-322 : 8 November 2017), Beatrice Mary Van Dyke, 1967.

 

Earl James Van Dyke (son of John Robert Van Dyke)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPR-W68 : accessed 30 September 2018), Earl Van Dyke in household of John R Van Dyke, Everett Precinct Everett city Ward 1, 2, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 213, sheet 25B, family 499, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,750.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGVW-66N : accessed 30 September 2018), Earl Van Dyke in household of John Van Dyke, Everett Ward 6, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 286, sheet 7B, family 151, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1668; FHL microfilm 1,375,681.

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Registration State: Washington; Registration County: Snohomish; Roll: 1991538. Name: Earl James Vandyke; [Earl James Van Dyke]; Race: Caucasian (White); Marital Status: Single; Birth Date: 23 Jan 1892; Birth Place: Ohio, USA; Street address: 2430 Rucker; Residence Place: Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29JS-RJ9 : 13 March 2018), Earl James Van Dyke, 1917-1918; citing Everett County, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,538.

Snohomish County, World War 1; Chief Quartermaster Earl J. Van Dyke, Everett; https://www.skagithistory.com/snohmil2.html: “Born at Toledo OH 23 Jan 1892. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Van Dyke, 1718 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C. Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Aviation 15 Oct 1917, and was sent from Seattle to San Diego in October. Rating, Chief Quartermaster. Discharged 5 Feb 1919. Former Everett high school student.”

Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Name: Earl Vandyke; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 23 Jan 1892; Death Date: 24 Jul 1986; SSN: 531098684; Branch 1: NAVY; Enlistment Date 1: 15 Oct 1917; Release Date 1: 5 Feb 1919.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC33-YFG : accessed 30 September 2018), Earl J Van Dkye Or Van Dyke, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 36, sheet 21A, line 7, family 358, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2493; FHL microfilm 2,342,227.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93W-WWS : 16 March 2018), Earl J Vandyke, Tract I-3, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-151, sheet 12B, line 80, family 254, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4378.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-XVKV : 14 October 2017), Earl James Van Dyke, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBV-KKR4 : 20 August 2018), Earl James Van Dyke, 24 Jul 1986; from “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Annandale, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3VQ-32P : 20 May 2014), Earl  Vandyke, Jul 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014. Ancestry.com. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Earl James Vandyke; Gender: Male; Race: White; Death Age: 94; Birth Date: abt 1892; Death Date: 24 Jul 1986; Death Place: Fairfax, Virginia, USA; Spouse: Km Vandyke.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-64BH : 13 December 2015), Earl James Van Dyke, ; Burial, Shoreline, King, Washington, United States of America, Holyrood Catholic Cemetery; citing record ID 69887168, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69887168: “Earl James Van Dyke; Birth: 1892; Death: 1986 (aged 93–94); Burial: Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA; Plot: Section CHAP, Lot CORR3, Site 118; Memorial ID: 69887168. Burial Date: July 28, 1986.”

 

Kathryn P. McLaughlin (wife of Earl James Van Dyke)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC33-YFP : accessed 30 September 2018), Kathryn R Van Dkye Or Van Dyke in household of Earl J Van Dkye Or Van Dyke, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 36, sheet 21A, line 8, family 358, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2493; FHL microfilm 2,342,227.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93W-WW3 : 16 March 2018), Catherine Vandyke in household of Earl J Vandyke, Tract I-3, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-151, sheet 13A, line 1, family 254, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4378.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. Name: Kathryn P Van Dyke; Birth Date: 28 Nov 1895; Claim Date: 2 Jul 1959; SSN: 537381525; Notes: 02 Jul 1959: Name listed as KATHRYN P VAN DYKE.

Ancestry.com. Washington, Death Index, 1940-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2002. Washington State Department of Health. State Death Records Index, 1940-1996. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington. Name: Kathryn Vandyke; Gender: Female; Residence Place: Seattle, Washington, USA; Death Date: 2 Feb 1965; Death Place: Seattle, Washington, USA; Certificate Number: 002571; https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/8A7C699A12B04494528438E4DA0AABA6

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-64BC : 13 December 2015), Kathryn Van Dyke, ; Burial, Shoreline, King, Washington, United States of America, Holyrood Catholic Cemetery; citing record ID 69887223, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69887223: “Kathryn Van Dyke; Birth: 1895; Death: 1965 (aged 69–70); Burial: Holyrood Catholic Cemetery; Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA; Plot: Section CHAP, Lot CORR3, Site 118; Memorial ID: 69887223. Burial Date: February 4, 1965.”