Whitacre, John George (1861-1949)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1206.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1206.

John George Whitacre was a bookkeeper. He lived at 1905 Beach Avenue from 1910 to 1912.

John George Whitacre was born on May 14, 1861, in Toronto, Ontario. His parents were Robert Whitacre and Jane Tyndall.

It appears that John lived in Toronto until the 1880s, although little information is available for him or his family.

In February 1888 he bought a piece of land in Toronto from William Mathers.

Toronto Globe, February 27, 1888, page 3, column 4 (selected portions).

Toronto Globe, February 27, 1888, page 3, column 4 (selected portions).

He sold the land about six weeks later for a $700 profit.

Toronto Globe, April 5, 1888; page 6, column 3 (selected portions).

Toronto Globe, April 5, 1888; page 6, column 3 (selected portions).

In May 1888 he bought another parcel of land in Toronto.

Toronto Globe, May 4, 1888; page 6, column 3 (selected portions).

Toronto Globe, May 4, 1888; page 6, column 3 (selected portions).

 

Marriage to Florence Mary Mahers

On September 12, 1889, in Toronto, John married Florence Mary Mathers, who was born in Toronto on August 6, 1869. Her parents were William Mathers (1832–1906) and Mary Ross (1843-after 1900). (This appears to be the same William Mathers who had sold the lot of land to John in 1888.)

William Mathers died in Woodville, Ontario, on January 19, 1906.

Toronto Globe, January 20, 1906, page 11, column 4.

Toronto Globe, January 20, 1906, page 11, column 4.

Toronto Globe, January 22, 1906, page 12, column 7.

Toronto Globe, January 22, 1906, page 12, column 7.

In 1890, John was a bookkeeper in Toronto.

Toronto City Directory, 1890, page 1305, column 2.

Toronto City Directory, 1890, page 1305, column 2.

In 1906, John and Florence were living in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Arrival in Vancouver

John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1908. He was living at 1827 West Eighth Avenue. He was an accountant with Smith Davidson & Wright, who were suppliers of stationery and printers’ supplies.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 1027.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 1027.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 71.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 71.

John lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1908 1827 West Fifth Avenue
1910 to 1912 1905 Beach Avenue (Vancouver streets only in 1910)
1913 to 1916 1825 West Broadway
1917 to 1931 2464 West Second Avenue (2476 West Second Avenue under 1919 Vancouver names)
1932 to 1949 5360 Olympic Street

In 1911, he was a bookkeeper with the printing firm of Evans and Hastings Limited.

In 1912, he attended the first meeting of the Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club. He later served as president of the club.

By 1915, he was the manager of the Columbia Printing Ink & Roller Company, which was his main business for the rest of his working career.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1048.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1048.

Canadian Printer & Publisher, January 1920, page 48; https://archive.org/stream/canprinterpublish1920toro#page/n55/mode/1up.

Canadian Printer & Publisher, January 1920, page 48; https://archive.org/stream/canprinterpublish1920toro#page/n55/mode/1up.

Florence died in Vancouver on July 12, 1922. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Marriage to Maude

On October 21, 1926, at the New Westminster sheriff’s office, John married Maude Caroline Jewell, who was the widow of Melville Luke Jewell. (John and Maude went through another marriage ceremony on June 18, 1927, in St. Mark’s Church in Vancouver.)

Maude was born Maude Caroline Mills on December 23, 1879, in Goderich, Ontario. Her parents were Richard Mills (1848-1925) and Margaret Elizabeth Halliday (1851-1928).

In 1905, Maude was married to Melville Jewell. He was a printer from Victoria, British Columbia, and he had moved to Vancouver about 1904.

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 27, 1904, page 7, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19040127uvic/19040127#page/n6/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 27, 1904, page 7, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19040127uvic/19040127#page/n6/mode/1up.

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1905, page 12, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, September 20, 1905, page 12, column 5.

Melville worked as a printer in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, May 20, 1908, page 19, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, May 20, 1908, page 19, column 4.

Maude and her mother appeared in the Vancouver society pages from time to time.

Vancouver Daily World, May 20, 1912, page 9, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, May 20, 1912, page 9, column 7.

Melville died in Vancouver on April 19, 1926. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Later Life in Vancouver

John and Maude lived in Vancouver through the 1930s and 1940s.

John died in Vancouver on July 20, 1949. He was buried in the Masonic Section of Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Maude died in Vancouver on November 29, 1953. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

John and Florence had the following children.

 

Harold Douglas Whitacre

Harold Douglas Whitacre was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 25, 1899.

In 1919 he was a clerk with Northern Construction Company.

In 1926 he began working as a clerk with Columbia Printing Ink and Roller Company.

He lived at home until the 1950s.

He died in Vancouver on August 7, 1992. He was buried in Victory Memorial Park in Surrey, British Columbia.

 

Isabel Florence Whitacre

Isabel Florence Whitacre was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 16, 1903.

She lived with her parents in Manitoba and British Columbia.

She died in Vancouver on May 1, 1923. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, May 2, 1923, page 10, column 1 [best available copy]

Vancouver Daily World, May 2, 1923, page 10, column 1 [best available copy]

Robert John (“Bert”) Whitacre

Robert John (“Bert”) Whitacre was born in Vancouver on June 21, 1910.

He worked as a welder.

On June 3, 1942, in Vancouver, he married Laurine Devona Campbell. She was born in Alberta on September 22, 1913. Her parents were Ernest Campbell and Viola Horner.

Laurine died in Vancouver on January 10, 1949. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Robert died in Vancouver on October 20, 1964. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Maude Caroline Mills and Melville Jewell had a son.

 

Harry Mills Jewell

Harry Mills Jewell was born in Vancouver on September 22, 1907.

Vancouver Daily World, September 24, 1907, page 11, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, September 24, 1907, page 11, column 1.

He worked as a manager in a bookstore and library.

He was married at least twice. The first marriage, to an unknown person, ended in divorce.

On August 12, 1941, in Vancouver, he married Dorothy May Handley, who was a nurse. She was born in Ymir, British Columbia, about 1907. Her parents were Oke Joseph Handley and Jeanette Beaton.

Harry later worked as a plumbing supplies salesman. He died in Gibsons, British Columbia, on November 16, 1975.

Dorothy died in Sechelt, British Columbia on April 27, 1996.

Harry and Dorothy had two daughters, one of whom was Dorothy Lynne Jewell (1943-1983).

 

Sources

Robert Whitacre (father of John George Whitacre)

“Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGZS-BMY : 10 February 2018), Robert Whiteacre and Jane Tyndall, 25 Mar 1857; citing Rathdrum, Wick, Ireland, reference 664, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 101,390.

“Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGV8-PFPK : 17 March 2018), Robert Whiteacre and Jane Tyndale, Marriage 25 Mar 1857, Rathdrum, Rathdrum, Ireland; citing General Register Office, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,390.

 

Jane Tyndall (mother of John George Whitacre)

“Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGZS-BMR : 10 February 2018), Robert Whiteacre and Jane Tyndall, 25 Mar 1857; citing Rathdrum, Wick, Ireland, reference 664, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 101,390.

“Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGV8-PF5F : 17 March 2018), Robert Whiteacre and Jane Tyndale, Marriage 25 Mar 1857, Rathdrum, Rathdrum, Ireland; citing General Register Office, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,390.

 

John George Whitacre

John George Whitacre (1861–1949); Birth: 1861, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 20 JUL 1949, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club: A Brief History, http://vanlawnbowling.ca/club-history/: “The Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club was formed on November 26, 1912 in the office of Mr. Alexander Mesten of the Industrial Trust Company, 405 Dunsmuir Street, with a meeting of some 20 enthusiastic persons. At a further meeting on December 9, 1912 the organization was unable to obtain sufficient members to purchase shares in the Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, Limited at $50 per share. Only 32 persons out of the required 100 made an application for stock. The funds were to be used to buy property, construct the greens and the building and purchase equipment. Still it was decided to register the Company with Mr. John G. Whitacre as President and Mr. W. Smith as Secretary.”

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMV6-1L3 : 11 March 2018), John George Whitacre and Florence Mary Mathers, 12 Sep 1889; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,305.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGV-KZ6 : 18 March 2018), John Whitacre in household of Marriet Green, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV8-JRW : 1 April 2016), John G Whitacre, 26, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59C : 16 March 2018), J G Whitacre, 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 George Whitaker, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. 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:JD85-M28 : 11 March 2018), John George Whitacre and Maud Caroline Jewell, 21 Oct 1926; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-NQH : 11 March 2018), John George Whitacre and Maude Caroline Jewel, 18 Jun 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR7-R8H : 8 November 2017), John George Whitacre, 1949; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/76974562-e5ef-46e6-89df-a5e0d6c44a8d.

John George Whitacre, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 21, 1949, page 15; Vancouver Sun, 21, 1949, page 25: “Whitacre—Passed away July 20, 1949, John George Whitacre of 5630 Olympic St., aged 88 years. Survived by his loving wife; two sons, Harold Douglas and Robert John; a stepson, Harry M. Jewell, all of Vancouver. Funeral service Friday, July 22th [sic], at 3 p.m., in Nunn and Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave and Cambie St., Rev. Dr. E.D. Braden and Rev. Dr. G.H. Raley officiating. Interment, Masonic Section, Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WW14 : 13 December 2015), John George Whitacre, 1949; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302195, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26302195: “John George Whitacre; Birth: 14 May 1861, Ontario, Canada; Death: 20 Jul 1949 (aged 88), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/124/0015; Memorial ID: 26302195.”

 

William Mathers (father of Florence Mary Mathers)

William Mathers (1832–1906); BIRTH 1832, Scotland; Death: 19 JAN 1906, 6 King St., W., Woodville, Verulam Township, Victoria County, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q1-YDG : 11 March 2018), William Matthers, York, East York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 2, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9968, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,618.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-LHS : 11 March 2018), Wm Matthers, St-James Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13247, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,883.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGK-TJZ : 18 March 2018), William Mathers, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKHK-HZS : 9 March 2018), William Mathers, 19 Jan 1906; citing Woodville, Victoria, Ontario, Canada, 029331, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,403.

 

Mary Ross Mathers (mother of Florence Mary Mathers)

Mary Ross (1843–); Birth: 1843, Ontario, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q1-VTP : 11 March 2018), Mary Matthers, York, East York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 2, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9968, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,618.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-LH3 : 11 March 2018), Mary Matthers, St-James Ward, Tronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13247, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,883.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGK-TJ8 : 18 March 2018), Mary Mathers, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Florence Mary Mathers (wife of John George Whitacre)

Mary Florence Mathers (1869–1922); Birth: 1869, York Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 12 JUL 1922, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q1-YD5 : 11 March 2018), Florence Matthers in household of William Matthers, York, East York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 2, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9968, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,618.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-LH7 : 11 March 2018), Mary F. Matthers, St-James Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13247, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,883.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMV6-1LW : 11 March 2018), John George Whitacre and Florence Mary Mathers, 12 Sep 1889; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,305.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGV-KZX : 18 March 2018), Theuret [Mary] Whitacre in household of Marriet Green, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV8-JR4 : 1 April 2016), Florence Whitacre in household of John G Whitacre, 26, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59Z : 16 March 2018), Florence Whitacre in entry for J G Whitacre, 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, Elizabeth Frances Whitaker [sic] in household of John George Whitaker, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. 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:FLKJ-HR4 : 8 November 2017), Mary Florence Whitacre, 1922.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WW16 : 13 December 2015), Mary Florence Whitacre, 1922; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302196, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26302196: Mary Florence Whitacre; Birth: unknown; Death:  12 Jul 1922; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery; Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/124/0015; Memorial ID: 26302196.”

 

Richard Mills [Isaac Mills] (father of Maude Caroline Mills)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMFB-VF8 : 11 March 2018), Richard Mills and Margaret Halliday, 05 Feb 1873; citing registration , Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,699.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNM-6JY : 11 March 2018), Richard Mills and Margaret Halliday, 05 Feb 1873; citing registration , Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,700.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-YH3 : 3 August 2016), Richard Mills, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-CZP : 8 November 2017), Richard Mills, 1925.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q56N : 13 December 2015), Richard Mills, 1925; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26249618, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26249618: “Richard Mills; Birth: unknown; Death: 15 Oct 1925; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/048/0008; Memorial ID: 26249618.”

 

Margaret Halliday (mother of Maude Caroline Mills)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMFB-VFX : 11 March 2018), Richard Mills and Margaret Halliday, 05 Feb 1873; citing registration , Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,699.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNM-6VM : 11 March 2018), Richard Mills and Margaret Halliday, 05 Feb 1873; citing registration , Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,700.

 

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-YHQ : 3 August 2016), Margret Mills, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGQ-ZBG : 8 November 2017), Margaret Elizabeth Mills, 1928.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q5DV : 13 December 2015), Margaret E. Mills, 1928; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26288998, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26288998: “Margaret E. Mills; Birth: unknown; Death: 23 Nov 1928; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/048/0007; Memorial ID: 26288998.”

 

Maude Caroline Mills (wife of John George Whitacre)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-YHW : 3 August 2016), Maud Mills, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-ZHR : 11 March 2018), Melville Luke Jewell and Maude Caroline Mills, 20 Sep 1905; 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:/61903/1:1:27XB-XVQ : 16 March 2018), Maud Jewell in entry for Melville Jewell, 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, Maud C Jewell in household of Melville Jewell; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD85-M2H : 11 March 2018), John George Whitacre and Maud Caroline Jewell, 21 Oct 1926; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRC-J22 : 8 November 2017), Maude Caroline Whitacre, 1953; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c8fd7ced-e2b5-4e4d-a44b-d7cde9fc31ef.

Maude Caroline Whitacre, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 1, 1953, page 24: “Whitacre—On Nov. 29, 1953, Maude Caroline Whitacre of 5630 Olympic street, age 73 years. Survived by one son, Harry Jewell, Vancouver; two stepsons, Harold and Bert Whitacre, Vancouver; two grandchildren; one brother, William Mills, in Florida; one niece, Mrs. Robert Barclay, Price Rupert, B.C., Rev. S.G. Woolfrey will conduct the funeral service in the Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway and 11th Ave., Thursday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Melville Luke Jewell (husband of Maude Caroline Mills)

British Columbia Baptisms; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16232; Melville Luke Jewell; date of baptism: July 20, 1880; place of baptism: Victoria; father: Henry Unknown; mother: Elizabeth Field; Denomination: United Church; Church Name: Metropolitan Church; Other Location: Victoria; birth date: April 1, 1880.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-8C1 : 11 March 2018), Melville L Jewell, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 29; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-HND : 3 August 2016), Melville L Jewell, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-ZHB : 11 March 2018), Melville Luke Jewell and Maude Caroline Mills, 20 Sep 1905; 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:/61903/1:1:27XB-XV3 : 16 March 2018), Melville Jewell, 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, Melville Jewell; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2H-S9D : 8 November 2017), Melville Luke Jewell, 1926.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-P751 : 15 December 2015), Melville Luke Jewell, 1926; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 147155206, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147155206/melville-luke-jewell: “Melville Luke Jewell; Birth: 1 Apr 1880; Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 19 Apr 1926 (aged 46); Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 147155206. British Columbia Registration of Death 1926-09-365100; Born: B.C.; Son of Henry Jewell, born Ashaura(?), Ontario & Elizabeth Field, born England; Husband of Mrs. Jewell; Died: At home, Vancouver, B.C.; Informant: Mrs. M. L. Jewell – wife; Burial: 21 Apr 1926, Ocean View Burial Park; British Columbia Registration of Marriage 1905-09-051046; Melville Luke Jewell married Maude Caroline Mills on 20 Sep 1905 in Vancouver, B.C.; His birthplace: Victoria, B.C.; His parents: Henry Jewell & Elizabeth Jane Field; After her husband’s death, Maud married John George Whiteacre.”

 

Harold Douglas Whitacre (son of John George Whitacre)

Harold Douglas Whitacre (1899–); Birth: 25 APR 1899, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ14-GYG : 10 August 2017), Harold Douglas Whitacre, 25 Apr 1899; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,021,631.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGV-KZV : 18 March 2018), Harold D Whitacre in household of Marriet Green, Toronto (west/ouest) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M598 : 16 March 2018), Harold D Whitacre in entry for J G Whitacre, 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-VXK8 : 8 November 2017), Harold Douglas Whitacre, 1992; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/59ee4cab-7b0e-417b-99bf-caa522141116; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1aaf5ac0-3fee-42c5-bb97-cf08d10ba659.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-3F9Q : 7 June 2016), Harold Douglas Whitacre, 1992; Burial, Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Victory Memorial Park; citing record ID 162638838, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162638838: Harold Douglas Whitacre; Birth: 25 Apr 1899; Death: 7 Aug 1992 (aged 93); Burial: Victory Memorial Park, Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 162638838.”

 

Isabel Florence Whitacre (daughter of John George Whitacre)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2Y7-37J : 10 February 2018), Florence Isabel Whitacre, 16 Jul 1903; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 16 Jul 1903, reference p 216; FHL microfilm 2,148,636.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM6R-25Y : 9 August 2017), Florence Isabel Whitacre, 16 Jul 1903; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,148,636.

“Canada Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV8-JRC : 1 April 2016), Isabella Whitacre in household of John G Whitacre, 26, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M596 : 16 March 2018), Isabel F Whitacre in entry for J G Whitacre, 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, Florence Isabel Whitaker in household of John George Whitaker, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. 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:FLKV-QPG : 8 November 2017), Isobel Florence Whitacre, 1923.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WW19 : 13 December 2015), Isobel Florence Whitacre, 1923; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26302197, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26302197: “Isobel Florence Whitacre; Birth: unknown; Death: 1 May 1923; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/124/0016; Memorial ID: 26302197.”

 

Robert (“Bert”) John Whitacre (son of John George Whitacre)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59D : 16 March 2018), Robert J Whitacre in entry for J G Whitacre, 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, Robert John Whitaker [indexed as Robert Anbel Whitaker] in household of John George Whitaker, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1942-09-532806; Robert John Whitacre and Laurine Devona Campbell; date of marriage: June 3, 1942; place of marriage: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-Q31 : 8 November 2017), Robert John Whitacre, 1964; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b2c7a21e-aac5-48f2-ad07-986bafb2fce8.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P75F : 13 December 2015), Robert John Whitacre, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35300513, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35300513; Robert John Whitacre; Birth: unknown; Death: unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: ABRAY/*/15/051/0013 (773); Memorial ID: 35300513.”

 

Laurine Devona Campbell (wife of Robert John Whitacre)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1942-09-532806; Robert John Whitacre and Laurine Devona Campbell; date of marriage: June 3, 1942; place of marriage: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP2-927 : 8 November 2017), Laurine Whitacre, 1949.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WW1Z : 13 December 2015), Laurine Whitacre, 1949; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26321710, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26321710: “Laurine Whitacre; Birth: unknown; Death: 11 Jan 1949; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: ABRAY/*/15/051/0013 (773); Memorial ID: 26321710.”

 

Harry Mills Jewell (son of Maude Caroline Mills)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-XV7 : 16 March 2018), Harry Jewell in entry for Melville Jewell, 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, Harry Mills Jewell in household of Melville Jewell; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-FJ8Q : 16 March 2018), Henry M Jewell, 1930; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-513385; Harry Mills Jewell and Dorothy May Handley; date of marriage: August 12, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d0f34b4c-7b38-4702-ae82-d9709c59a6f7.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBG-GLR : 8 November 2017), Harry Mills Jewell, 1975.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-QH8L : 15 December 2015), Harry Mills Jewell, 1975; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 147154624, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147154624: “Harry Mills Jewell; Birth: 22 Sep 1907, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 16 Nov 1975 (aged 68), Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Cremation: 19 Nov 1975, North Shore Crematorium, Ltd.; Memorial ID: 147154624.”

 

Dorothy May Handley (wife of Harry Mills Jewell)

Dorothy May Handley (1907–1996); Birth: 05 JUN 1907, Ymir, BC; Death: 26 APR 1996, Sechelt, BC (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-513385; Harry Mills Jewell and Dorothy May Handley; date of marriage: August 12, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d0f34b4c-7b38-4702-ae82-d9709c59a6f7.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-009682; Dorothy May Jewell; date of death: April 27, 1996; place of death: Sechelt; age at death: 88; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/46a0680a-40ea-4302-8e7d-7f178f5ea4b6; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/61848ed5-08e2-4ee6-b941-f2527a32d90e.

 

Dorothy Lynne Jewell (daughter of Harry Mills Jewell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-5C6 : 8 November 2017), Dorothy Lynne Anderson, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/db2d4f48-3d42-46c3-9c29-3def6c62e0d8.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-5S2J : 11 July 2016), Dorothy Lynne Jewell Anderson, 1983; Burial, Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Lakeview Cemetery; citing record ID 144384226, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144384226/dorothy-lynne-anderson: “Dorothy Lynne Jewell Anderson; Birth: 31 Jan 1943, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 28 Oct 1983 (aged 40), Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Sec. P; Memorial ID: 144384226.”