Walker, John (1873-1975)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 810.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 810.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 809.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 809.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 1009.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 1009.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1128.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1128.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 546.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 546.

John Walker was a realtor and a men’s clothing merchant. He lived at 1860 Nelson Street from 1907 to 1909.

 

Early Life

John Walker was born in Clarksburg, Ontario on November 15, 1873. His parents were James Walker and Mary Wright.

 

To Vancouver

John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1903. From 1903 to 1939, he lived at the following addresses:

1900 to 1902 Not listed under Vancouver names
1903 East Cordova (unnumbered under names)
1904 1250 Melville Street
1905 445 West Hastings (clothing) (rooms Board of Trade)
1906 445 West Hastings and 74 Cordova (clothing) (no home address under names)
1907 to 1909 1860 Nelson Street
1910 614 Helmcken Street
1911 Number 304, 1209 Jervis Street
1912 to 1915 1130 Bute Street
1916 to 1920 No obvious matches in Vancouver directories
1921 610 Jervis Street (Felix Apartments)
1922 to 1939 4501 Angus Street (later called Angus Avenue)
Vancouver Daily World, March 20, 1903, page 7, columns 1-3.

Vancouver Daily World, March 20, 1903, page 7, columns 1-3.

John sometimes went to eastern North America to buy stock for his clothing store.

Vancouver Daily World, August 15, 1905, page 12, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, August 15, 1905, page 12, column 4.

 

Marriage to Carrie

On August 15, 1906, in Clarksburg, Ontario, John married Carrie Louise Hartman. She was born in Ontario on December 24, 1880. Her parents were Clayton Webb Hartman and Emma Marsh.

Vancouver Daily World, September 10, 1906, page 7, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 10, 1906, page 7, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 10, 1906, page 9, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 10, 1906, page 9, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 11, 1906, page 16, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, September 11, 1906, page 16, column 3.

John continued to work in the clothing business in Vancouver until about 1939.

 

To Surrey

In 1939, the Walkers moved to Surrey, British Columbia. John operated Walker’s General Store on King George Highway.

Vancouver Sun, May 7, 1964, page 14, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, May 7, 1964, page 14, column 8.

Carrie died in Surrey on August 28, 1970. She was buried in Valley View Gardens in Surrey.

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1970, page 34, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1970, page 34, column 4.

Surrey Leader (Surrey, British Columbia), September 3, 1970, page 6, column 2.

Surrey Leader (Surrey, British Columbia), September 3, 1970, page 6, column 2.

John died in Surrey on October 21, 1975. He was buried in Valley View Gardens in Surrey.

Vancouver Sun, October 23, 1975, page 63, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, October 23, 1975, page 63, column 4.

Surrey Leader, October 30, 1975, page 10, column 2.

Surrey Leader, October 30, 1975, page 10, column 2.

Surrey Leader, October 30, 1975, page 15, column 3.

Surrey Leader, October 30, 1975, page 15, column 3.

John and Carrie had the following children.

 

John C. Walker

John C. Walker was born in British Columbia about 1914.

In 1921 he was living with his parents in Vancouver.

He lived with his parents until the late 1930s.

He married Adelaide Crowston, who was born in Oregon on August 13, 1912. Her parents were Amos Lester Crowston (1874-1964) and Martha Seale (1887-1978).

Chilliwack Progress, September 14, 1933, page 5, column 5.

Chilliwack Progress, September 14, 1933, page 5, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, June 1, 1964, page 29, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, June 1, 1964, page 29, column 3.

John’s wife, Adelaide, died in Surrey on September 1, 1996.

John and Adelaide had a daughter, Martha Louise Walker, who was born in 1945.

Vancouver Province, January 17, 1945, page 13, column 2.

Vancouver Province, January 17, 1945, page 13, column 2.

 

Kathleen Walker

Kathleen Walker was born in British Columbia about 1916. In 1921 she was living with her parents in Vancouver.

 

Sources

John Walker

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZQ-HVR : 11 March 2018), John Walker and Carrie Louise Hartman, 15 Aug 1906; citing registration , Clarksburg, Grey, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,551.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9M79 : 16 March 2018), Jake Walker, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, John Walker; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13 Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBG-JD2 : 8 November 2017), John Walker, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f8cac61b-235c-4e7c-bd3a-96a188df8077.

 

Clayton Webb Hartman (father of Carrie Louise Hartman)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-Y16 : 4 October 2018), Clayton W. Hartman, Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Clayton W. Hartman, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Y-GMM : 3 August 2016), Clayton W Hartman, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148139.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH25-B5J : 18 March 2018), Clayton W Hartman, Grey (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-4HVT : 16 March 2018), Clayton Hartman, 1911; citing Census, Grey East Sub-Districts 1-27, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,698.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2BY-VDDT : 10 March 2017), Clayton Hartman, ; Burial, The Blue Mountains, Grey, Ontario, Canada, Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery; citing record ID 176297537, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

 

Emma Louisa Marsh (mother of Carrie Louise Hartman)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-Y1X : 4 October 2018), Emma L. Hartman in household of Clayton W. Hartman, Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Clayton W. Hartman, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Y-GM9 : 3 August 2016), Emma L Hartman, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148139.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH25-B5V : 18 March 2018), Emma L Hartman, Grey (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-4HVY : 16 March 2018), Emma Hartman in entry for Clayton Hartman, 1911; citing Census, Grey East Sub-Districts 1-27, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,698.

 

Carrie Louise Hartman (wife of John Walker)

Carrie Louise Hartman; 23 December 1880 – 28 August 1970 (FamilySearch.org).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM7W-NQS : 16 July 2017), Carrie Louis Hartman, 23 Dec 1880; citing Birth, Collingwood, Grey, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,579.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-Y1F : 4 October 2018), Carrie L. Hartman in household of Clayton W. Hartman, Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Clayton W. Hartman, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2Y-G6D : 3 August 2016), Carrie Louise Hartman, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148139.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH25-B5K : 18 March 2018), Carrie L Hartman in household of Emma L Hartman, Grey (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZQ-HVB : 11 March 2018), John Walker and Carrie Louise Hartman, 15 Aug 1906; citing registration , Clarksburg, Grey, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,551.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9M7S : 16 March 2018), Carrie Walker in entry for Jake Walker, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Carrie L. Walker in household of John Walker; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13 Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYV-FSQ : 8 November 2017), Carrie Louise Walker, 1970; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1abc41a7-ab26-4e03-81cd-74f4bd975bc8.

 

John C. Walker (son of John Walker)

1921 Canada Census, John C. Walker in household of John Walker; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13 Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Amos Lester Crowston (father of Adelaide Muriel Crowston)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTK-Z8W : 8 November 2017), Amos Lester Crowston, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e7aed7cb-ef90-4d7d-ba90-1e083e0c9756.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-V611 : 15 March 2016), Amos Lester Crowston, 1964; Burial, Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Valley View Memorial Gardens; citing record ID 152274064, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152274064: Amos Lester Crowston; Birth: 11 May 1874, Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 30 May 1964 (aged 90), White Rock, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 152274064. Father: William Crowston (born ENG); Mother: Margaret Holmes (born IRE); Spouse: Martha Seale; Occupation: Farmer.

 

Martha Seale (mother of Adelaide Muriel Crowston)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1V-B48 : 8 November 2017), Martha Crowston, 1978; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9a217686-ecc6-4869-8408-f5f237000ec1.

 

Adelaide Muriel Crowston (wife of John C. Walker)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-018772; Adelaide Muriel Walker; date of death: September 1, 1996; place of death: Surrey; Age at Death: 84; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c0a0787f-e03b-46a2-a69a-b03734b8098d; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5fec673d-90f7-4181-aab8-273dd12f895f.

 

Kathleen Walker (daughter of John Walker)

1921 Canada Census, John C. Walker in household of John Walker; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 13 Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.