Watson, Eugene (1859-after 1913)

Eugene Watson lived at 1859 Robson Street from 1905 to 1913. He was a carpenter and builder, and later a real estate and financial broker.

Watson and Bowen - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory - 1913 - page 90

Watson and Bowen – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory – 1913 – page 90

He was born Orra Eugene Watson on October 22, probably in 1859, in Kent County, Ontario. His father was John Watson (1815-1887); his mother was Rosanna Jane Delong (1821-1900).

He may have been working on a farm in Canton, New York State, in 1880.

By 1892, he was living in Calgary, Alberta (which was then part of the Northwest Territories). On May 11, 1892, in Calgary, he married Cora Lee Lapier. She was born on March 18, probably about 1870, in Iroquois, Ontario. Her father was James Lapier, who was a merchant; her mother was Emmeline (or Adeline) Frooms.

Eugene first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1898. He was living at 521 Hornby Street, and carrying on business as a carpenter and contractor. In 1913, he was in a brokerage business with John L. Bowen.

It isn’t clear what happened to Eugene after 1913. By 1916, he and Cora were divorced. On June 24, 1916, Cora married John Bemister Paine, who was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, on May 10, 1879. John’s father was Rev. George Paine, who was a clergyman; John’s mother was Isabel Bemister. John had also been married before, to Ethel Mae Kingsley; that marriage had ended in divorce.

Cora’s and John Bemister Paine’s own marriage also ended in divorce, and Cora reverted to using Watson as her surname. She died in Coquitlam, British Columbia on March 10, 1955.

John Bemister Paine married again, this time to Beatrice Evans. John died in North Vancouver, on November 2, 1952. Beatrice died in North Vancouver on December 23, 1974.

Eugene Watson and Cora Lee Lapier had a son.

 

Morley Kenneth Watson

Morley Kenneth Watson was born in Vancouver on July 25, 1899. He worked for the ship chandlery department of McLennan, McFeely and Company, a large dealer of supplies and equipment.

On August 9, 1922, Morley married Ida Florence Durell. She was born in 1901 in London, England. Her father was Alfred George Durell; her mother was Sarah Elizabeth Hammond.

Morley died on August 2, 1978, in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Sources

John Watson (father of Eugene Watson)

John Watson, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shunkfamilytree/FamilyTree/fam15645.htm.

 

Orra Eugene Watson

Orra Eugene Watson, http://thebigpond.ca/familytree/person/1/i_I214/orra-eugene-watson.

Orra Eugene WATSON, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shunkfamilytree/FamilyTree/fam15810.htm.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4Q2-HTT : accessed 04 Dec 2013), Eugene Watson in household of Rosannah Watson, Harwich, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVDL-FSS : accessed 04 Dec 2013), Wilfred Watson in household of John Watson, Howard, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada.

Henderson DirectoriesHenderson’s Manitoba and Northwest Territories gazetteer and directory. Winnipeg: Henderson Directory Co, 1894 (Calgary), page 508, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/848.11/22.html.

Henderson’s Manitoba and Northwest Territories gazetteer and directory. Winnipeg: Henderson Directory Co, 1897, (Calgary), page 366, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/848.12/308.html.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 636: “Watson, Eugene, contractor, 521 Hornby.”

1898 BC Voters: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votew.htm: Watson, Eugene, 521 Hornby St, Carpenter, Van.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-PWZ : accessed 03 Dec 2013), Eugene Watson, 1901. [http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59798&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Eugene+Watson]

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2MM : 2 March 2015), Eugean Watson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia / Vancouver / 1 Vancouver City / page 14; family 136, lines 33-35, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63672&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+eugean+Watson.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBB-T7Y : 30 September 2015), Morley Kenneth Watson, 1978.

Morley Kenneth Watson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 5, 1978, page D1: “Watson—Passed away August 3, 1978, Morley Kenneth Watson, aged 79 years, late of North Burnaby. Survived by his loving wife, Florence, 2 stepsisters, Gladys and [illegible] Manners, North Vancouver, Bernice and Al Abbott, White Rock. Memorial service Tuesday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m. from the Burnaby Funeral Directors Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, North Burnaby, Rev. A. Manson, officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice.”

 

Cora Lee Lapier

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMSB-X94 : accessed 04 Dec 2013), Cora Bell Lapier, 1870.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2M9 : 2 March 2015), Cora Watson in entry for Eugean Watson, 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,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-ZK1 : accessed 04 Dec 2013), John Bemister Paine and Cora Belle Watson, 1916.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1916-09-084339, John Bemister Paine and Cora Belle Watson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b12f854f-1db5-4e49-9718-4c5e53e37fec.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRD-VFS : accessed 04 Dec 2013), John Bannister Paine in entry for Cora Belle Watson, 1955.

British Columbia Death Registrations. Registration Number: 1955-09-003690, Cora Belle Watson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=82aee0a8-26ff-487a-9647-c349d2004c65.

 

Morley Kenneth Watson

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1899-09-316164, Morley Kenneth Watson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=fec7f0f9-db91-43f2-a381-372177c7c79f.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M2MS : 2 March 2015), Morley Watson in entry for Eugean Watson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Free BMD Births, Florence Ida L Durell, Births Sep 1901, Lambeth district, Greater London, volume 1d, page 485, http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=105706153&d=bmd_1383034811.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FZL-634 : 1 October 2014), Florence Ida L Le Vavasseur Dit Durell, 1901; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lambeth, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FZV-12Y : 1 October 2014), Florence Ida L Durell, 1901; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lambeth, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-NJT : accessed 04 Dec 2013), Morley Kennedy Watson and Ida Florence Durell, 1922.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-NJY : accessed 03 Dec 2013), Eugene Watson in entry for Morley Kennedy Watson and Ida Florence Durell, 1922.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY27-SBL : accessed 04 Dec 2013), Morley Kenneth Watson; (October 1923)images: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22086-8040-39?cc=1916081&wc=M9WL-5Y5:119610324; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22086-8213-23?cc=1916081&wc=M9WL-5Y5:119610324.

 

John Bemister Paine (second husband of Cora Lee Lapier)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD87-T4F : accessed 04 Dec 2013), John Bemister Paine in entry for Addison Bennett Manners and Gwladas Isabel Paine, 1929.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPF-C9R : accessed 04 Dec 2013), John Bemmister Paine, 1952.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL11-SPX : accessed 04 Dec 2013), John Bemister Paine in entry for Beatrice Paine, 1974.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1929-09-356286, Addison Bennett Manners and Gwladas Isabel Paine, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=79467555-cc8b-4b72-9ca9-2ed9246bf51d.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1984-09-004245, Addison Bennett Manners, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=90308f6f-5b18-4748-8859-301046fb85e9.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1992-09-008629, Gladys Isabel Manners, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b948ca53-b443-4531-ad65-e44289a36986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=9ecf0d64-6faf-4c80-971e-1247aacac121.

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