Walsh, Walter William (1875-1947)

Walter William Walsh was at 1844 Barclay Street in 1910 and 1911.

Walter William Walsh - British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present - Vol 3 page 533

Walter William Walsh – British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present – Vol 3 page 533

Walter William Walsh was a lawyer and an owner of real estate in Vancouver. He was the son of William Walsh (probably 1844-1928) and Theresa Mary Northgraves (1848 or 1850-1926).

William Walsh

Walter’s father, William Walsh, was born in Quebec on July 25, 1844, the son of Thomas and Catherine Walsh. On June 24, 1874, in Belleville, Ontario, he married Theresa Mary Northgraves, who was the daughter of William J. Northgraves and Alice Jane Madden.

William Walsh was in the wholesale and retail clothing business in Montreal from 1876 to 1877, and then in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1882 to 1896. He moved to Vancouver in 1896, where he later organized the Metropolitan Trust Co. Ltd. He retired in 1904.

Theresa Mary Walsh died in Vancouver on February 5, 1926.

On December 8, 1928, William Walsh was at the intersection of Granville Street and Robson Street. He stumbled in front of a car, which struck him and threw him to the ground. John Park Fraser of Port Coquitlam, who worked at Essondale Mental Hospital, was driving the car. Mr. Walsh’s injuries did not appear serious; he had two broken ribs and cuts to his head. However, his injuries turned out to be serious, and Mr. Walsh died on December 10, 1928.

The police charged Mr. Fraser with manslaughter, but a coroner’s inquiry concluded that Mr. Fraser was not to blame. The jury recommended that the city should ban left-hand turns in the downtown area. Mr. Fraser was later the postmaster at Essondale Mental Institution from 1930 to 1962. He died in Victoria on April 15, 1982.

Walter William Walsh

Walter was born in Montreal, Quebec, on June 4, 1875. He went to school at St. Boniface College at St. Boniface, Manitoba. Then he went to Ottawa University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, and an honorary degree of Bachelor Licentiate of Philosophy.

After graduating from university, Walter went to Vancouver to study law. He articled with Lewis Griffith McPhillips and Adolphus Williams, and he was called to the British Columbia bar in 1899. He became a junior partner with McPhillips & Williams, which was one of a succession of law firms that led to the current firm of Bull, Housser and Tupper.

On August 30, 1904, in Kingston, Ontario, Walter married Catherine Margaret Rigney. She was the eldest daughter of William Rigney and Catherine Hickey.

Walter and Margaret had one daughter, Mary Catherine Theresa Walsh, who was born in Vancouver on December 22. [Her birth year appears variously as 1902, 1907, and 1908, but 1907 is the most likely year.]

Margaret died in Vancouver on March 12, 1915. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

In 1917, Walter married Helen Irene Swift in Kingston, Ontario. She was born in Kingston on March 13, 1885. Her father was Joseph Swift; her mother was Mary Bolton.

Walter died in Vancouver on July 26, 1947. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Helen died in Vancouver on February 25, 1971. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mary Catherine Walsh (1908-1976) (“Kitty”)

Kitty was the daughter of Walter William Walsh and Catherine Margaret Rigney.

Mary Catherine Theresa Walsh was born in Vancouver on December 22, probably in 1907. On November 3, 1938, in Vancouver, she married Joseph Mckenna, who was born on March 19, 1892, in Ottawa, Ontario. His father was James Andrew Joseph McKenna (1862-1919); his mother was Mary Ryan.

Joseph was a lawyer. He died in Vancouver on November 16, 1976.

Mary died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on February 3, 1976.

Norah Mary Walsh (1915-1983)

Norah was the daughter of Walter William Walsh and Catherine Margaret Rigney.

She was born in Vancouver on January 11, 1915. She did not marry. She died in Vancouver on November 5, 1983.

John Walter Walsh (1920-2010)

John Walter Walsh was the son of Walter William Walsh and Helen Irene Swift.

He was born in Vancouver on November 12, 1920. He was a captain in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, and he graduated from the Royal Military College in 1941. He served with the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry in England. He went to the first class of the University of British Columbia law school, and graduated in 1948. He articled at his father’s and became a real estate lawyer in Vancouver. He died on February 21, 2010.

References

William Walsh

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4QZ-YV2 : accessed 02 Jul 2013), William Walsh, Belleville, West Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKC-RHT : accessed 02 Jul 2013), Wm Walsh, Ward 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-VD9 : accessed 02 Jul 2013), William Walsh, 1901.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia / Vancouver / 2 Vancouver City / page 15, family 143, lines 17-20,-http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63706&highlight=17&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+William+Walsh

Accident and death of William Walsh

“William Walsh, 86, Dies After Injury,” Vancouver Province, December 10, 1928, page 1.

“Driver to Face Charge,” Vancouver Sun, December 10, 1928, page 1.

William Walsh, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 11, 1928, page 12, http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ifIdVpG6JtcC&dat=19281211&printsec=frontpage&hl=en [link leads to page 1; death notice is on page 12].

William Walsh, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 11, 1928, page 13.

“Inquest Wednesday On Auto Victim,” Vancouver Sun – Dec 11, 1928, page 20, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZSxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4433%2C5429120.

“Jury Opposed to Left Turns: Finds Driver Not to Blame in Aged Man’s Death,” Vancouver Sun – Dec 13, 1928, page 10, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZyxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3063%2C5649296.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGQ-L4L : accessed 02 Jul 2013), William Walsh, 1928.

British Columbia Death Registrations, William Walsh, Registration No. 1928-09-401195.

William Walsh, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walsh&GSfn=william&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1928&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=11187265&df=all&

John Park Fraser (driver of car in accident with William Walsh)

“United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KC7T-74T : accessed 02 Jul 2013), John Park Fraser, born 1897.

http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/marriage-records/Margaret-Munro-and-John-Fraser.html: Margaret Munro and John Park Fraser, Married on Wednesday, July 21, 1926 in York, Ontario

Wrigley’s BC Directory, 1929, page 511 (Port Coquitlam): Fraser, J.P., attndt Mental Hosp.

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1930, page 501 (Port Coquitlam):  Fraser, J.P., atdt Mental Hosp.

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1931, page 447 (Port Coquitlam): Fraser, J.P., atdt Mental Hosp.

Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1932, page 435 (Port Coquitlam): Fraser, J.P., postmaster Mental Hosp.

Esssondale: Post Offices and Postmasters, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/001001-119.01-e.php?&isn_id_nbr=22150&interval=24: John Park Fraser, military status: OAS [on active service]; born: 1897-05-31;date of appointment: 1930-04-30; date of vacancy: 1962-01-12; cause of vacancy: resignation

John Park Fraser succeeded Ernest Rosselli (1863-1936): “British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5V-C35 : accessed 02 Jul 2013), Ernest Rosselli, 1936.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL16-MKS : accessed 02 Jul 2013), John Park Fraser, 1982.

British Columbia Death Registrations, John Park Fraser, Registration No. 1982 09 006451, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f77841fe-4f16-4ed9-b29e-169378f51a17

Theresa Mary Walsh

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2H-665 : accessed 02 Jul 2013), Theresa Mary Walsh, 1926.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Theresa Mary Walsh, Registration No. 1926-09-367005.

Mary Theresa Walsh, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 5, 1926, page 17.

Mary Theresa Walsh, death notice, Vancouver Sun, February 6, 1926, page 20.

Theresa Mary Walsh, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walsh&GSfn=theresa&GSmn=mary&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=11187255&df=all&

Walter William Walsh

Walter William Walsh, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Howay and Scholefield, Vancouver : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914, Vol. 3, pages 532-535, http://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/532/mode/1up

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZBY-SNX: accessed 02 Jul 2013), Wallis William Walsh and Margaret Rigney, 1904.

Wedding Bells: Walsh-Rigney,” Vancouver Province, September 6, 1904, page 9.

1911 Census of Canada / British Columbia / Vancouver / 3 Vancouver City / page 17, family 175, lines 38-42, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63751&highlight=38&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Walter++W+Walsh

“Mr. Walter Walsh has left for Kingston where he will be married on Thursday to Miss Swift, who visited in Vancouver last summer,” Vancouver Province, June 4, 1917, page 8.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRP-9Q8 : accessed 02 Jul 2013), Walter William Walsh, 1947.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Walter William Walsh, Registration No. 1947-09-006644, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=c069739b-1f15-4d6b-aabc-7a00d16e4283

“Veteran City Lawyer Dies,” Vancouver Province, July 26, 1947, page 2.

“W.W. Walsh, Prominent Lawyer, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, July 26, 1947, page 11

Walter William Walsh, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 28, 1947, page 15.

Walter William Walsh, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 28, 1947, page 13.

“Walter William Walsh,” (1947), Advocate, Vol. 5, page 139.

“Walter William Walsh,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walsh&GSfn=walter+&GSmn=william&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=11187259&df=all&

Margaret Catherine Walsh (née Rigney)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-7PN : accessed 02 Jul 2013), Margaret C R Walsh, 1915.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Margaret C.R. Walsh, Registration No. 1915-09-144988.

“Funeral of Mrs. Walsh,” Vancouver Province, March 15, 1915, page 15.

“Margaret Catherine Walsh,” death notice, Vancouver Province, March 13, 1915, page 18.

“Margaret Catherine Walsh,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walsh&GSfn=margaret&GSmn=catherine&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=11187250&df=all&

Helen Irene Walsh (née Swift)

Society, Vancouver Sun, May 16, 1931, page 15: “The East is laying claim to many western residents for the summer months. Mrs. Walter Walsh and her 10-year-old son, Master John Walter Walsh, are leaving next week for a sojourn in her old home, Kingston. They will also holiday on the Atlantic seaboard, and later in the season they will be joined by Mr. Walsh. A number of affairs are being given by way of farewell for Mrs. Walsh.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYL-74C : accessed 03 Jul 2013), Helen Irene Walsh, 1971.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Helen Irene Walsh, Registration No. 1971-09-003132, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=27549c74-fe6a-4793-9f98-cb3eba2db644

“Helen Irene Walsh,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walsh&GSfn=helen&GSmn=irene&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=11187241&df=all&

Mary Catherine Theresa Walsh

Mckenna, James Andrew Joseph, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=7588

“Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCXN-X1Z : accessed 03 Jul 2013), James Andrew Mckenna, 1862.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHLY-NY8 : accessed 03 Jul 2013), James J Mckenna, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKF-ZF4 : accessed 03 Jul 2013), James A J Mckenna, 1919.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2K-J4M : accessed 03 Jul 2013), Mary Josephine Mckenna, 1933.

Victoria City Archives, Marriage search, http://web.victoria.ca/archives/marriagesearch.asp:

McKenna Joseph Walsh Mary Catherine 1938.11.03 Vancouver, BC Tim 1938.11.03,08

“Morning Wedding of Kitty Walsh and Jos. McKenna,” Vancouver Sun – Nov 3, 1938, page 8, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=svBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=J4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1177%2C335955

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBB-XD2 : accessed 03 Jul 2013), Mary Catherine Theresa Mckenna, 1976.

British Columbia Death Registration, Mary Catherine T McKenna, Registration Number: 1976-09-009117, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=76e1bac8-8fc3-43fa-b267-067a8309fde9

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBY-8ZR : accessed 03 Jul 2013), Joseph Mckenna, 1976.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Joseph McKenna, Registration No. 1976-09-017021, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=6a028ac8-0073-4563-84cf-32e3edc7ba58

Norah Mary Walsh (1915-1983)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1N-1FP : accessed 02 Jul 2013), Margaret Rigney in entry for Norah Mary Walsh, 1983.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Norah Mary Walsh, Registration No. 1983-09-017581, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=bd8a0999-f8c3-4566-bdcb-fc6c6dc60d1b

“Norah Mary Walsh,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=walsh&GSfn=norah&GSmn=mary&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=11187252&df=all&

John Walter Walsh (1920-2010)

John Walter Walsh, November 12, 1920 – February 21, 2010, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from February 24 to February 27, 2010, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=john-walter-walsh&pid=139992104#fbLoggedOut

“John Walter Walsh,” Advocate, Vol. 68, May 3, 2010, pages 435-436.

John Walter Walsh, In Memoriam, John Walter Walsh, In Memoriam, November 12, 1920 – February 21, 2010, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=john-walter-walsh&pid=148768893#fbLoggedOut

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