Whitaker, George Francis (about 1869-1905)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 840.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 840.

George Francis Whitaker was a clerk with the Canadian Pacific Railway. He lived at the rear of 2060 Beach Avenue in 1903.

George Francis Whitaker was born in England about 1869 (although one source says that he was born on May 21, 1867). (His surname appears sometimes as “Whitaker”; at other times it is Whittaker.”)

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1902. He was a clerk for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The directory did not provide his home address.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1903 2060 Beach Avenue (rear)
1904 2053 East Third Avenue
1905 1767 West Third Avenue

He was married and he had two children.

He died in Vancouver on August 20, 1905. He was buried in Mountain View cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, August 21, 1905, page 7, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, August 21, 1905, page 7, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, August 22, 1905, page 5, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, August 22, 1905, page 5, column 3.

No further information is available for George or for his family.

 

Sources

George Francis Whitaker (Whittaker)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-96W : 18 March 2018), Geo F Whitaker in household of Harry Sydney, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 32, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=61165&highlight=10&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Geo+F+Whitaker.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-1ZW : 8 November 2017), George Francis Whittaker, 1905.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WWBP : 13 December 2015), George F. Whittaker, 1905; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26300802, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26300802: “George Francis Whittaker; Birth: 1869, England; Death: 20 Aug 1905 (aged 35–36), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: KP/*/*/001/0012; Memorial ID: 26300802.”