Wilson, David Henry (1855-1926)

D.H. Wilson, Vancouver World Special Edition, 1891, facing page 14; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0222268#p28z-2r0f:

D.H. Wilson, Vancouver World Special Edition, 1891, facing page 14; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0222268#p28z-2r0f:

David Henry Wilson was a physician and politician. He lived at 1966 Haro Street from 1911 to 1926.

David Henry Wilson was born on October 2, 1855, in Huntley, near Ottawa, Ontario. His father was Thomas Wilson. David’s mother was Sarah McDaniel.

David went to school in Huntley, and later attended Pakenham High School. He received his M.D. degree from Trinity Medical College in Toronto, Ontario in 1878. After practicing for a short time as a physician in Ontario, in 1879 he moved to Nelson, Manitoba. From 1881 to 1888, he was a member of the Manitoba legislature, including a brief period when David Howard Harrison was the premier of Manitoba. (David Howard Harrison lived at 1818 Barclay Street from 1902 to 1904).

On January 6, 1887, David married Annie Elizabeth Armstrong. She was born in Ontario on January 1, 1863. Her father was Robert Armstrong. Her mother was Jane Harris.

About 1888, the Wilsons moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, for a period of a few months. In the spring of 1889, they moved to Vancouver, where David established a medical practice. [Some sources say David arrived in Vancouver in 1894, but he was already in the Vancouver directory by 1890.]

The Wilsons lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1890 Robson Street, near Thurlow Street [1042 Robson Street]
1891 to 1902 1042 Robson Street
1904 to 1905 811 Thurlow Street
1906 to 1907 1076 Robson Street
1911 to 1926 1966 Haro Street

In 1889, David became the first president of the Vancouver Medical Association. In 1894, he became the president of the Vancouver Liberal-Conservative Association.

In September 1902, David was in his horse-drawn buggy on the wharf in Vancouver. The Charmer, a steam-driven vessel that regularly sailed from Vancouver to Victoria, sounded its whistle to signal that it was ready to depart.

The Charmer - Vancouver City Archives - CVA 447-2090-1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/s-s-charmer-at-dock

The Charmer – Vancouver City Archives – CVA 447-2090-1;
http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/s-s-charmer-at-dock

The sound of the whistle startled David’s horse, which jumped and tried to tear itself loose from the buggy. One of the buggy’s wheels broke, throwing David out of the buggy onto the wharf. He held onto the reins for a short time until he had to let go. His injuries were minor, and he recovered.

David was involved in several financial businesses. He was a director of the Dominion Trust Company. He was the vice-president of B.C. Permanent Loan Company and the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company. He was president of the Royal Plate Glass Insurance Company.

He was a member of the Vancouver Club.

In 1910, David hired the architectural firm and Maclure and Fox to design his new home at the corner of Haro Street and Chilco Street. According to some sources, the house was to cost $31,000, which was a vast sum of money at that time. In June 1911, the Wilson family moved into the new house.

Some additions and changes in and near the property were still happening after 1911. In 1912, David bought the house next door and moved it, so that he would have more clear land around his own house.

Daily Building Record, Vancouver, April 6, 1912, page 1

Daily Building Record, Vancouver, April 6, 1912, page 1

David continued in business until the mid-1920s.

David died in Vancouver on December 10, 1926. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Annie died in Vancouver on June 20, 1929. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

David and Annie had the following children.

 

Sarah Kathleen Wilson

Sarah Kathleen Wilson was born on March 17, 1889, in St. Paul, Minnesota. On June 4, 1913, in London, England, she married Colin Wolseley Graham, who was a physician. He was born on November 28, 1882, in Montreal, Quebec. His parents were Robert Graham and Grace Newlands.

After the marriage, Colin and Sarah went to Vienna, where Colin was to study for a year before returning to Vancouver.

Colin and Sarah lived in Vancouver from the period of the First World War through to the mid-1940s. Colin died in Vancouver on June 8, 1946.

Sarah died in Vancouver on October 23, 1978.

Colin and Sarah had two children: Joan Graham (who married Mr. Kenning) and Colin D. Graham, who was a physician.

 

Isobel Marion Wilson

Isobel Marion Wilson was born in Vancouver on August 14, 1891.

She went to school for at least two years in Germany.

On September 27, 1916, in Vancouver, she married Reginald Hibbert Tupper. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 25, 1893. His father was Charles Hibbert Tupper (1855-1927), who lived at 2050 Barclay Street from 1899 to 1924. Reginald’s mother was Janet Macdonald (1858-1935). Reginald had attended naval colleges, and had been wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres during the First World War.

Reginald later became a well-known lawyer in Vancouver, and served on the boards of several corporations. For a time, there were rumors that Reginald would enter federal politics, possibly in Nova Scotia. He later did become a candidate in North Vancouver in the 1940 federal election, but he was unsuccessful. He was a bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia from 1939 to 1962, and the treasurer of the law society in 1950 and 1951. In the mid-1950s, he was the head of a provincial inquiry into police corruption in Vancouver.

Isobel died in Vancouver on April 10, 1969. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Reginald died in Vancouver on October 14, 1972. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Reginald and Isobel had two sons: Charles Gordon Hibbert (“Gordon”) Tupper (1918- 1991) and David Wilson Hibbert Tupper (1921-1999).

 

Anne Alexandrina Wilson

Anne Alexandrina (“Alix”) Wilson was born on May 24, 1897,  in Vancouver. On June 4, 1919, in Vancouver, she married Blythe DuPuy Rogers. Blythe was born on May 22, 1893, in Vancouver. His father was Benjamin Tingley Rogers (1865-1918), who was the president of the B.C. Sugar Refining Company. Blythe’s mother was Mary Isabella Angus (1869-1965).

Blythe had attended the Royal Military College of Canada. He had served as a lieutenant for the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, although a severe accident caused him to resign. He became the president and general manager of the B.C. Sugar Refining Company in 1918 after his father died. He belonged to the Vancouver Club and the Vancouver Yacht Club.

Blythe died in Vancouver on May 6, 1920.

Blythe and Alix had one child, Mary Elizabeth Angus, who was born on April 9, 1920, in Vancouver. She married Hugh Henderson.

Alix later married Massy Goolden, who was a lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy. He was born on October 1, 1887, in London, England. His father was Edwin R. Goolden.

In the 1940s, Massy and Alix were living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. They had a home at Elk Lake, about 10 miles north of Victoria. In 1945, a man kidnapped Alix and her daughters in their house, but they received only minor physical injuries.

In the 1960s, Massy and Alix became supporters of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Alix became a member of the Order of Canada in 1977 “In recognition of her role as patroness of numerous community and cultural organizations, particularly the Victoria Conservatory of Music which, in a little more than a decade, has achieved a status, second to none in western Canada.”

Massy died in Saanich, British Columbia, on July 8, 1971.

Alix died in Victoria on August 23, 1988.

The Alix Goolden Performance Hall in Victoria is named after Alix.

Massy and Alix had a daughter named Gillian Massy Goolden.

 

Robert Wilson (brother of David Henry Wilson)

One of David Henry Wilson’s brothers was Robert Wilson (1852-1893), who was a physician.

Like his brother David, Robert Wilson was in an accident with a horse-drawn buggy; unlike David, Robert was seriously injured, and his injuries contributed to his death in 1893.

Robert was married to Mary Isabella Wallace, and they had two children.

Their son, Robert Wilson, was the father of Wallace Algernon Wilson, a physician who married Ethel Bryant (who became known as the novelist Ethel Wilson).

Another child of Robert Wilson and Mary Isabella Wallace was Leonora Amelia (“Amy”) Wilson (1889-1982), who married Edward Ernest Buckerfield (1891-1971).

 

Sources

David Henry Wilson

David Henry Wilson, Canadian Parliamentary Companion, Ottawa, J. Durie, 1883, page 310: “Youngest s. of Thomas Wilson, who emigrated from Irel. About 1835 and settled in the Township of Huntley, Co. of Carleton, Ont., by his wife Sarah McDaniel. B. at Huntley in 1856 and ed. at the Common School there and the Pakenham High School. Graduated M.D. at Trinity Medical Coll., Toronto Univ. 1878, and was Medallist of that year. Is a mem. of the Coll. Of Physicians and Surgeons, Ont., and Man.; Coroner for the Co. of Marquette, and Secy.-Treas. Of the North Dufferin Agricultural Assoc. first returned to Parlt., 1st Augt. 1881, on the resignation of the sitting mem. Re-elected by acclamation at last g.e. A Conservative and a Ministerialist.—Nelson, Man.

D.H. Wilson, M.D., Vancouver Daily World, Illustrated Souvenir Publication, 1891, page 23: “The subject of this sketch as well as having an excellent reputation as a learned physician has figured conspicuously in an honored public life and is well known throughout different parts of the Dominion. Dr. David Henry Wilson was born in Huntley, not far from Ottawa, Oct. 2, 1855. His early education was received in the public school of his native place. At the age of 16 he entered Pakenham High School. When 18 years of age he was matriculated into Trinity and Toronto Universities and in 1878 graduated, taking the fellowship degree of Trinity Medical College and was medallist of that year. He then practiced his profession for a short time near Ottawa until the rush to Manitoba in 1879, when he went to that province and located at Nelson, subsequently acquiring a large and lucrative practice in Southern Manitoba. He was the first qualified physician south of the Assiniboine and west of the Red River. He was appointed coroner for the province and was the first treasurer of the Dufferin Agricultural Association. On the resignation of the sitting member for North Dufferin he was first returned to the Legislature in August, 1881, and was re-elected at the general election of 1883. In 1882 he got the Conservative nomination for Selkirk in the Commons but declined. He was sworn in a member of the Executive Council and appointed Provincial Secretary April 30, 1884, and on this occasion was elected by acclamation. In September, 1886, he was appointed Minister of Public Works, and was again re-elected by acclamation for the same constituency at the general election of 1886, which office he continued to fill until the change of government in 1888, when he resigned. Shortly afterwards he removed to St. Paul, where he resided for a brief time. In May, 1889, he came to Vancouver, where he has since practiced. Dr. Wilson is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Manitoba, and is a valuable acquisition to the profession of our city. He was married January 1887, to Annie, the only daughter of Robert Armstrong, of Kinburn, Ont. They have one child.”

David Henry Wilson, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, first edition, ed. H.J. Morgan, 1898, page 1089: “Wilson, Hon. David Henry, M.D., legislator, is the s. of Thos. Wilson, who came to Can. from Irel., in the thirties, settling in Huntley, Carleton, Ont., by his wife, Sarah McDaniel. B. in Huntley, Oct. 2, 1855, he was ed. at Pakenham High Sch. He graduated M.B. at Trinity Univ., and at the Univ. of Toronto, 1878, taking the gold medal at the former institution and becoming a Fellow of the Med. Sch. Proceeding to Man., he sat in the Provl. Legislature there, 1881-88, and held office respectively under Mr. Norquay and Dr. Harrison, 1884-88, 1st as Provl. Secy., and afterwards as Mr. of Public Works. While in the Man. Legislature, he introduced and carried through the bill incorporating the Man. Med. Coll., in which institution he was afterwards a prof. He was the first Secy.-Treas. of the North Dufferin Agricul. Soc. He is a coroner for Man. and a mem. of the Coll. of Phys. and Surg., for Ont., Man. and B.C. He moved to B.C., 1894, and, the same year, was elected Presdt. of the Vancouver Lib.-Con. Assn., the first assn. formed by that party in B.C. He m. Jan., 1887, Annie E., daughter of R. Armstrong, Fitzroy, Ont. – Vancouver, B.C.”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Wi to Wz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votewi.htm: Wilson, David Henry, 1042 Robinson [sic] St, Physician, Van.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2WT : accessed 16 January 2016), David Wilson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59804&highlight=44&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+David+Wilson; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010247.pdf.

“Dr. Wilson in a Runaway; The Physician’s Horse Becomes Scared by a Steamer Whistle and Tears Himself Loose,” Vancouver Province, September 17, 1902, page 1:

“Toot, toot, sounded the preliminary whistle of the Charmer this afternoon, as the time approached for her departure. Before the echoes of the whistle had time to die away there was a crash, then the rapid thud of horse’s hoofs and a trail of dust up the hill leading to the station, as a frightened animal dashed uptown with a buggy, minus one wheel, attached to him.

The runaway horse belonged to Dr. D.H. Wilson, who was stated in the buggy on the wharf. When the Charmer blew her whistle the horse, which was a restive one, gave a jump. Then things commenced to happen. One of the front wheels broke and the doctor was thrown out on the wharf. He hung on to the reins however and was dragged a short distance before he was forced to let go. Fortunately when he was thrown out, Dr. Wilson did not receive any serious injuries, but he suffered some painful bruises and scratches by being dragged along the planks.

Meanwhile the horse dashed up the hill in record time with the disabled buggy in tow. Reaching the top of the hill, the frightened animal turned up Granville street, but was very neatly caught near Hastings street by Mr. J.A. Johnston, the auctioneer, who was riding a bicycle at the time. He dropped his wheel and made a spring at the horse’s head and hung on despite the fact that the animal finally fell and rolled partly over on him. The horse was badly cut about the hind legs and services of a veterinary surgeon were required to sew up some of the wounds.”

Dominion Trust Company Limited, Henderson’s Directory of Vancouver, 1909, page 16: board of directors included D.H. Wilson, M.D.

House for Dr. D.H. Wilson, cor. Chilco and Haro Streets, Maclure & Fox Architects, 1910; Vancouver City Archives, Add. MSS. 1015.

Society, Vancouver Province, June 20, 1911, page 5: “Dr. and Mrs. D.H. Wilson have moved into their new house on the corner of Comox and Chilco streets.”

On moving the house next door (1936 Haro Street), see British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files (nos. 1-28,115). GR-1415, B02555; Bond, Catherine Elizabeth; P – 02114, pages 40 and 41 of transcript: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-69KJ?i=1108&wc=M69N-P38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332733901%3Fcc%3D2014768&cc=2014768; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897Z-69LM?i=1109&wc=M69N-P38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332733901%3Fcc%3D2014768&cc=2014768.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LCF : accessed 16 January 2016), David H Wilson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62615&highlight=38&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+David+H.+Wilson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001941720.pdf.

David Henry Wilson, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 384; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643380: “Wilson, Hon. David Henry, M.D.—Physician (retired), Vancouver. Born Carp, Ont., Oct. 2, 1855, son of Thomas and Sarah Wilson. Educated Pakenham high sch.; Trinity Univ., Toronto Univ., Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. Commenced practice of medicine Manitoba, 1879. Elected for Dufferin Co. to Manitoba legislature, 1882; re-el. Four subsequent elections; Provincial Secretary for Manitoba, 1884; later Minister of Public, resigning, 1888. Resumed practice of medicine, Vancouver, 1889, retiring from active professional life, 1894. He put through bill for incorporating Manitoba Medical Coll, the first medical school west of the Great Lakes; pres. Vancouver Medical Assn. on its formation; first pres. Of Conservative Assn., of B.C. Has considerable interests; vice-pres. of B.C. Permanent Loan Co.; Pacific Coast Fire Ins. Co; pres. Royal Plate Glass Ins. Co. Married Annie E. Armstrong, 1887; has three daughters. Conservative. Address: Chilcote [sic: Chilco] and Haro Sts., Vancouver B.C.”

David Henry Wilson, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, second edition, ed. H.J. Morgan, 1912, page 1089: “Wilson, Hon. David Henry, M.D., physician; statesman; ex-legislator. Y. s. of Thos. And Sarah (McDaniel) W.; b. Huntley, Ont., Oct. 2, 1855; e. local sch., Pakenham High Sch. Toronto Univ. (M.B., 1878), and Trin. Univ. (M.B., with gold med., 1878; m. Jan., 1887, Annie. O. d. Rob. Armstrong, Kinburn, Ont.; mem. Coll. P. and S., Ontario, 1878; mem. Coll. P. and S, B.C., 1889; is also mem. Coll. P. and S., Man; successfully practiced his prof. near Ottawa until 1879, when he settleat at Nelson, Man.; removed to Vancouver, 1889; while in Man. was coroner for Co. Marquette and 1st secy.-treas. N. Dufferein Agricul. Soc; is V.-P. Pacific Coast Fire ins. Co. and B.C. Permt. Loan & Savings Co.; one of the leaders in the movement for the founding of a Provincial Univ., B.C., 1906; a Con. Sat for N. Dufferin (Local), 1881-8; Provl. Secy., Man., 1884-6; Minr. of Public Works, do., 1886-8; while in the Man. Legislature introduced and carried through the bill incorporating the Man. Med. Coll., in which institution he was afterwards prof. of diseases of women and children.—Vancouver, B.C..”

David Henry Wilson, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 4, ed. Howay and Scholefield, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 1080-1081; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/1080/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/1081/mode/1up.

“Hon. David Henry Wilson, M.D.

Hon. David Henry Wilson, physician, surgeon and legislator, has been an active factor and pioneer in the development of western Canada since 1879. Born in Carleton county, Ontario, October 2, 1855, he graduated from Trinity and Toronto universities in 1878. In the same year he qualified as a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

After practicing his profession for a short time in eastern Canada he removed to Manitoba, a province of confederation recently carved out of the “Great Lone Land.” Entering that province before Winnipeg was in railway communication with the outer world, he located at Nelson, at which time, 1879, he was the only legally qualified practitioner south of Winnipeg and between Red river and the Rocky mountains.

In 1882 he was elected to the legislature, representing the North Riding of Dufferin county, which constituency he continued to represent while in public life.

In 1884 he entered the government of Manitoba as provincial secretary and in 1886 was appointed minister of public works, which office he filled till the defeat of the Norquay administration. Retiring from public life at this time, Dr. Wilson resumed the practise of his profession in Vancouver, his present home, in the spring of 1889. A liberal private practice has always been accorded him and he was honored by the profession as the first president of the Vancouver Medical Association. He continued in the active practice of medicine for fifteen years in Vancouver and then retired, enjoying now a well-earned rest. Various business interests and investments, however, have at different times claimed his attention and profited by his energy and sound judgment. He is the president of the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company, vice president of the British Columbia Permanent Loan & Savings Company and president of the Royal Plate Glass Insurance Company.

He took a large part in organizing and laying the foundation of these companies, which today are the oldest and of the very soundest financial institutions of their character in western Canada.

In politics Dr. Wilson is a conservative, though not in public life since 1887, and he was the first president of the Vancouver and Provincial Conservative Associations of British Columbia. He sat for North Dufferin Manitoba in the local parliament from 1881 until 1888 and while a member of the legislature, amongst other measures, introduced and secured the passage of the bill incorporating the Manitoba Medical College. His service as provincial secretary covered the years from 1884 until 1886, and as minister of public works in Manitoba from 1886 until 1888.

In January, 1887, Dr. Wilson was married to Miss Annie Armstrong, the daughter of Robert Armstrong of Kinburn, Ontario. They have three daughters. Theirs is one of the beautiful homes of Vancouver, the surroundings being most artistic and indicative of culture and refinement. Dr. Wilson is a member of the Vancouver Club. Few men have more intimate and accurate knowledge of the history of the west, for since pioneer times he has been identified w1th the provinces of Manitoba and British Columbia. Vancouver was a comparatively small city when he took up his abode here, entering actively into the life of the community, his ability and public spirit making him soon an important factor in its affairs. No one has ever questioned his devotion to the general welfare or doubted the sincerity of his convictions. Some may differ from him in policy or hold to opposite opinions, but none question his honorable purpose in promoting what he believes to be right.”

Northern Who’s Who; A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, 1916, page 866: http://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/867/mode/1up.

David Henry Wilson, Who’s Who and Why, 1917-1918, page 768 (similar to David Henry Wilson, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 384); adds: Married Annie E. Armstrong, daughter of Robert Armstrong, Esq., Fitzroy, Jan. 6th, 1887; has three daughters, Mrs. Colin Graham, Mrs. Reginald Hebbert [sic] Tupper, Miss Aleix [sic] Wilson. Conservative. Address: Chilco and Haro Sts., Vancouver, B.C.; Vancouver Club.”

1921 Canada Census, David Henry Wilson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

David Henry Wilson, Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 1302 (similar to David Henry Wilson, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 384; adds: Married Annie E. Armstrong, daughter of Robert Armstrong, Esq., Fitzroy, Jan. 6th, 1887; has three daughters, Mrs. Colin Graham, Mrs. Reginald Hebbert [sic] Tupper, Mrs. Blyth Rogers. Conservative. Address: Vancouver Club, Chilco and Haro Sts., Vancouver, B.C.”

Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Incorporation Act, Statutes of British Columbia, 1890, chapter 54 (David H. Wilson was one of the petitioners to incorporate the company).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2H-XLC : accessed 16 January 2016), David Henry Wilson, 1926. [British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number 1926-09-367096; David Henry Wilson; date of death: December 10, 1926; place of death: Vancouver.]

“Dr. D.H. Wilson Died on Friday; Pioneer Physician Was a Former Member of Manitoba Legislature; Funeral on Monday,” Vancouver Province, December 11, 1926, unknown page:

“Dr. David H. Wilson, pioneer physician of Vancouver, died Friday evening at his home, 1966 Haro street, after an illness of several weeks.

Some time ago a breakdown necessitated his retirement from active work. Several weeks ago he became seriously ill.

Dr. Wilson, who was 71, was born in Ontario and educated at Pakenham High School, Trinity College and the University of Toronto, graduating from the latter institution in 1878. He immediately moved to Winnipeg where he practised his profession until 1884.

Actively interested in politics, he represented Dufferin County in the Manitoba legislature from 1882 until 1889, occupying the position of Provincial Secretary in 1884, later becoming Minister of Public Works. Dr. Wilson was responsible for the drafting of the bill which incorporated Manitoba Medical College.

Here in 1889

In 1889 he moved to this city, where he resumed practice of his profession, and became first president of the Vancouver Medical Association.

Dr. Wilson was also the first president of the Conservative Association of British Columbia. Taking an active interest in business affairs, he was identified with many prominent corporations, being president of the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance company and president of the Royal Plate Glass Insurance Company.

Funeral Services Monday.

He married Annie E. Armstrong, daughter of Robert Armstrong of Fitzroy, who survives him, together with three daughters, Mrs. Colin Graham, Mr. Reginald Hibbert Tupper of Vancouver, and Mrs. Massey Goulden of Halifax. Mrs. Goulden was formerly Mrs. Blythe Rogers.

The funeral service, which will be private, will be held at the residence of the deceased, at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will take place in the family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WHLR : accessed 16 January 2016), David Henry Wilson, 1926; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304445, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304445.

Will of David Henry Wilson; http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/wilson-david-henry; will number 15273: first page of will: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9S6-9967?i=272&wc=M6VR-4P8%3A285567101%2C285573501%3Fcc%3D2001882&cc=2001882; last page of will: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89S6-998M?mode=g&i=276&owc=collection%2F2001882%2Fwaypoints&wc=M6VR-4P8%3A285567101%2C285573501%3Fcc%3D2001882&cc=2001882.

“Dr. David H. Wilson Left $85,000 Net; Life Interest in Estate Bequeathed to Widow, Residue to Daughter,” Vancouver Province, January 13, 1927, page 21:

“Probate has been granted in Supreme Court of the will of Dr. David Henry Wilson, pioneer Vancouver physician, who died here December 10.

He left a gross estate of $188,768, which is subject to debts and liabilities of #102,973, the net valuation, therefore, being $85,795. The assets include $161,854 worth of realty, $5050 in cash and life . . . in stocks and shares.

He appointed . . . Elizabeth Wilson, 1966 Haro Street, and his nephew, Robert Wilson Harris, trustees, and directed them to pay in their discretion a legacy, ranging from $35 to $60 a month, for life to the testator’s brother, Thomas Wilson, aged 80, of Ottawa. Subject to this legacy, Mrs. Wilson, the widow, has been bequeathed a life interest in the estate, and  also, furniture and a motor car.

Dr. Wilson stated in his will that he had already given his wife a half interest in certain of his properties.

The residue will be divided equally among three daughters, Kathleen Graham, of Hudson and Balfour streets; Isabel Tupper, 1955 Haro street, and Alix Goolden of Halifax.”

 

Annie Elizabeth Armstrong (wife of David Henry Wilson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK2-QHM : accessed 16 January 2016), Annie Elizabeth Wilson, 1929. [British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number 1929-09-420474; Annie Elizabeth Wilson; date of death: June 20, 1929; place of death: Vancouver.]

Annie Elizabeth Wilson, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 20, 1929, page 14; Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1929, page 17: “Wilson—Passed away in this city, June 20, 1929, Annie Elizabeth Wilson, widow of Dr. David Henry Wilson. Funeral private, from her son-in-law’s residence, corner of Hudson and Balfour, Friday afternoon, June 21, 1929, at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in family plot, Mountain View Cemetery, Center & Hanna directors.”

“Mrs. D.H. Wilson Dies in Hospital; Pioneer Resident of City but Recently Home From England,” Vancouver Province, June 20, 1929, page 7:

“Mrs. David H. Wilson, widow of Dr. David Wilson, one of Vancouver’s pioneer medical practitioners, died this morning in the General Hospital. She had recently returned from a trip to England. Born in Quebec, the deceased was educated at Toronto and married Dr. Wilson there.

In 1880 Dr. Wilson was appointed provincial secretary for Manitoba under the Norquay government, and he and his wife took up residence in Morden, Man., and later in Winnipeg.

In 1890 he came to Vancouver, subsequently becoming the first president of the B.C. Medical Association. He died in December, 1926.

The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Colin Graham, Mrs. Reginald H. Tupper, and Mrs. Massy Goolden, all of Vancouver.

Private funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the home of her son-in-law, Dr. Colin Graham, 3838 Hudson avenue. Interment will be in the family plot beside her husband, in Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.”

 

“Mrs. Ann E. Wilson Funeral is Held,” Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1929, page 18:

“Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Wilson, wife of the late Dr. D.H. Wilson, who passed away Wednesday evening at a local hospital.

The funeral was held from the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. Colin Graham, 3838 Hudson avenue, and interment took place in the family plot, Mountain View cemetery. Center & Hanna were in charge of arrangements.”

 

Sarah Kathleen Wilson (daughter of David Henry Wilson)

Society, Vancouver Province, March 8, 1912, page 8; Vancouver World, March 8, 1912, page 9: “Dr. and Mrs. D.H. Wilson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kathleen Wilson, to Dr. Colin Graham.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26ZK-JT6 : accessed 17 January 2016), Sarah K Wilson and null, 1913; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, June 7, 1913, page 17: “The marriage took place in London on Wednesday, June 4th, in St. Saviour’s Church, Belgravia, of Miss Kathleen Wilson, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Wilson, of Vancouver, to Dr. Colin Graham. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. George Edmondson, M.A. A small reception was held afterwards at the Hans Crescent Hotel. Dr. and Mrs. Graham left immediately for Vienna, where Dr. Graham will study for a year before they return to Vancouver to live.”

Society, Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1917, page 3: “Mrs. Colin Graham, 1966 Haro street, with ticket No. 16, was the lucky winner of the pearl and turquoise earrings which were donated to the Columbia chapter, I.E.D.E. by Mrs. C.F. Covernton, to be raffled. The proceeds have been place to the credit of the chapter’s comforts fund.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL14-3HD : accessed 16 January 2016), Sarah Kathleen Graham, 1978.

Sarah Kathleen Graham, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 26, 1978, page 31; Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1978, page C-14; Vancouver sun, October 27, 1978, page C-20: “Graham—Sarah Kathleen, on October 23, 1978, in her 90th year. Widow of Dr. Colin W. Graham and daughter of Dr. David Wilson, pioneer city physician. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Joan Kenning and a son, Dr. Colin D. Graham, both of Victoria and 4 grandsons. A private family funeral was held October 26. Arrangements by Simmons & McBride Memorial Funeral Centre.”

 

Colin Wolseley Graham (husband of Sarah Kathleen Wilson)

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-VGXK : accessed 19 January 2016), Colin Graham, 1933; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2T-9LG : accessed 16 January 2016), Colin Wolseley Graham, 1946. [British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number 1946-09-008672; Colin Wolseley Graham; date of death: June 8, 1946; place of death: Vancouver.]

 

Isobel Marion Wilson (daughter of David Henry Wilson)

Society, Vancouver Province, August 19, 1910, page 5: “Miss Isabel Wilson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D.B. [sic] Wilson, who has been at school in Germany for the past two years, is expected home this week.”

Society, Vancouver Province, November 19, 1915, page 8: “Dr. and Mrs. David H. Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter Isabel, to Captain Reginald Hibbert Tupper, son of Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-62Z : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald Hibbert-Tupper and Isabel Marion Wilson, 27 Sep 1916; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 27, 1916, page 8: “A wedding of interest to a large circle friends took place very quietly this morning at 9:15 o’clock at Wesley Church, when Miss Isobel Wilson, second daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Wilson, was married to Major Reginald Hibbert Tupper, third son of Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper. . . . The Rev. Ernest Thomas performed the ceremony. The bride . . . was given away by her father. . . . Miss Alex Wilson, her sister . . . was bridesmaid. . . . Major and Mrs. Tupper left immediately after the ceremony for Vancouver Island, where they will spend two weeks.”

Isobel Wilson and Reginald Hibbert Tupper, wedding notice, Society, Vancouver Sun, September 28, 1916, page 3.

“Will be Present at Highland Ball,” Vancouver Province, November 10, 1919, page 8 [includes photograph of Mrs. Reginald Tupper]: “Mrs. Reginald Tupper, who is one of the patronesses for the Seaforth dance to be held in Lester Court tomorrow evening.”

“Law Students’ Dance,” Vancouver Province, February 24, 1937, page 11 [includes photograph of Mrs. R.H. Tupper]: “Among those extending patronage for the annual spring dance of the Law Students’ Society to be held this evening at the Commodore Cabaret, is Mrs. R.H. Tupper.”

“Mrs. R.H. Tupper with Reggie and Sidney,” Vancouver Sun, November 10, 1950, page 23 [includes photograph of Mrs. R.H. Tupper, Reggie Tupper and Sidney Tupper.]: Grandmother is going on a holiday, but it’s a safe bet that when she goes she’ll take along a picture of her two very charming young grandsons, Reggie, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Tupper, and Sidney, two-and-a-half-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tupper. The traveler will leave on Thursday for Honolulu, where she’ll spend the winter.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY1-R5P : accessed 16 January 2016), Isobel Marion Tupper, 1969.

Isabel Marion Tupper, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 12, 1969, page 39: “Tupper—April 10, 1969, Isabel Marion Tupper, late of 4838 Marguerite St., Vancouver. Survived by her husband; 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Funeral service Monday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church Cathedral, Burrard and Georgia St., Interment Ocean View Cemetery. Simmons & McBride funeral directors in charge.”

 

Reginald Hibbert Tupper (husband of Isobel Marion Wilson)

Sir Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Q.C., http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/tupper/403/.

Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1947-1948, pages 212-213.

Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 1104: “TUPPER, Reginald Hibbert, Q.C., LL.D.; b. Ottawa, Ont., 25 Oct. 1893; s. Charles Hibbert and Janet (Macdonald) T.; e. Royal Naval Colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth, 1906-10 (Naval Cadet at Sea, 1910-11; Midshipman, R.N. 1911-12); Univ. of B.C., LL.D. 1953; m. Isabel Marion, d. David Henry Wilson, 27 Sept. 1916; two s., Charles Gordon Hibbert, David Wilson Hibbert; PARTNER, BULL, HOUSSER & TUPPER; Vice-Pres. and Dir., Gen. Securities Ltd.; Dir., British Columbia Sugar Refinery Ltd.; Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.; Transcontinental Resources Ltd.; The B.C. Sugar Refining Co. Ltd.; Pemberton Realty Co. Ltd.; Alkins & Dubrow Ltd.; Gov., St. Georges Sch.; read law with Sir Charles H. Tupper, K.C.M.G., K.C.; called to the Bar of B.C. March 1917; cr. K.C. 1952; served in 1st World War, 1914-16; Lieut., Capt., Major in 16th Bn., C.E.F. (Canadian Scottish); wounded 22 Apl. 1915; Major, Depot Bn., B.C. Regt. (2nd in Command); def. Conservative cand. for N. Vancouver in g.e.

1940 (Fed.); Bencher of Law Soc. of B.C., 1939-62 (Treas. 1950-51); Dir., English Speaking Union; Conservative; Anglican; recreation: gardening; Clubs: Vancouver; Union (Victoria); Home: 2090 Comox St., Vancouver, B.C.; Office: 675 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.”

Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1969, pages 208-209.

Vanishing B.C., Cottage on Hermit Island, Michael Kluckner, http://www.michaelkluckner.com/bciw8hermit.html. [Includes information on Reginald Hibbert Tupper family.]

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-FYL : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald H Tupper in household of Charles H Tupper, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 11, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Society, Vancouver Province, August 20, 1910, page 9: Mr. Reggie Tupper, who has been taking a course In naval training, and who has been appointed to H.M.S. Cornwall, is spending a week or two with his parents, Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper, before going to join his ship at Halifax.”

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWDC-H2Y : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Bexley, The Mount Upton Bexleyheath, Kent, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Annals, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1965, page 96, R.H. Tupper owned Timreh, a 28.8 foot powerboat. [Timreh appears to be “hermit” spelled backwards.]

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGY-6DG : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald H Tupper, Feb 1912; citing Immigration, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, T-4825, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Capt. R. H. Tupper back in Vancouver from Battlefront; Probably Three Days Before Gallant Local Officer Will be Able to Receive Visitors,” Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1915, page 10.

Gallant 72nd Officer Back, Vancouver Province, November 1, 1915, page 8 [includes photograph of Capt. Reginald H. Tupper.]

Law Society of B.C., Report of Proceedings of Benchers, February 1, 1917 to February 1, 1918: April 2, 1917, 10 a.m., page 4:

“Mr. Tupper entered into articles of clerkship with Mr. A.J. Kitto, a Barrister and Solicitor, on the 10th of March 1912. Mr. Kitto was killed in action in France on the 16th of September, 1916. Mr. Tupper asked leave to assign the residue of his term under articles to Mr. Alfred Bull.

It was resolved that Mr. Tupper be allowed to enter into fresh articles with Mr. Alfred Bull as from the 16th of September, 1916.”

Society, Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1918, page 4: “Major and Mrs. Reginald Tupper have returned to the city after spending a few days in town [sic].”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXMP-4SD : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald H Tupper, 1925; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Tupper May Enter Politics in East,” Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1930, page 5.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBF-GH3 : accessed 16 January 2016), Reginald Hibbert Tupper, 1972.

“Lawyer, reformer dies at 78,” Vancouver Province, October 16, 1972, page 6 [includes photograph of Reginald Tupper.]

Reginald H. Tupper, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 16, 1972, page 32: “Tupper—Reginald H. Tupper LL.D., Q.C. died October 14, 1972 in Vancouver. Survived by 2 sons, Gordon and David; 4 grandchildren. Funeral service Wednesday, October 18 at 1 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, Georgia at Burrard, Dean Herbert O’Driscoll officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the Last Post Fund, 510 W. Hastings St., would be appreciated. Nunn & Thomson funeral directors.”

Reginald Hibbert. Tupper Q.C., LL.D., The Advocate, (1972) volume 30, pages 380-381 [includes photograph of Reginald Hibbert Tupper.]

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-011866; Charles Gordon Hibbert Tupper; age 72, date of death: July 2, 1991; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=bc98d782-9b3f-4650-99dd-040c218684e4; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=13262a5e-8284-4086-abc1-d191f68b8200.

 

Anne Alexandrina Wilson (daughter of David Henry Wilson)

Blythe Dupuy Rogers, in James Angus (1835-1903), Vancouver Voters, 1886, pages 41-51, at page 41.

Society, Vancouver Province, May 30 [or 31], 1919, unknown page: “Mrs. Colin Graham and Mrs. R.G. [sic: H.] Tupper entertained at a luncheon at the Jericho Country Club on Wednesday in honor of their sister, Miss Alix Wilson, whose marriage takes place next week. The guests included Mrs. Harry Roberts, Miss Kathleen Farrell, Miss Dorothy Waghorn, Miss Dorothy Gordon, Miss Helen Law, Miss Beth Roberts, Miss Irene Cowan, Miss Kitty Armour, Miss Zulette London, Miss Mary Rogers, Miss Elsie Rogers and Miss Maidie Murray.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ5-SM3 : accessed 16 January 2016), Blythe Dupuy Rogers and Anne Alexandrina Wilson, 04 Jun 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

Alix Wilson and Blythe Rogers, wedding notice, Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1919, page 4: “A wedding of considerable [interest] will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist church, when Miss Alix Wilson, youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Wilson, will be married to Mr. Blythe Rogers, eldest son of the late B.T. Rogers and Mrs. Rogers. The wedding will be of a quite nature. The bride, who will be given away by her father, will be gowned in a suit of white pussy-willow silk, with hat to match, and will carry a bouquet of bridal roses. She will be attended by Miss Maidie Murray, who will be gowned in pale pink silk, with pink hat. The groom will be supported by Mr. Anderson. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple will leave for Seattle en route to the south, where the honeymoon will be spent.”

Alix Wilson and Blythe Rogers, wedding notice, Vancouver Province, June 4, 1919, page 8: “Wilson—Rogers. A pretty wedding of much interest to her many friends took place quietly today in Wesley Church at 2 o’clock, when Miss Alix Wilson, youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David H. Wilson, Haro street, was married to Mr. Blythe Rogers, eldest son of the late B.T. Rogers, Esq., and Mrs. Rogers of Vancouver. Rev. R.J. McIntyre was the officiating clergyman and the church was beautifully decorated with palms, white peonies and lilac. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome suit of white baronette satin, trimmed with broad bands of white silk braiding, with which she wore a most becoming white hat trimmed with ospreys. The bridesmaid, Miss Maidie Murray, was most becomingly gowned in pale pink organdie, with a pink hat to match. Mr. R. Adamson was best man. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Rogers left for the south. Mrs. Angus of Victoria, grandmother of the groom, and Miss Angus attended the wedding.”

“Engagement Is Announced by Cable from London,” Vancouver Province, February 8, 1928, page 8 (includes photograph of Mrs. Blythe Rogers): “A special cable to The Province, received this morning from London, announces the engagement of Mrs. Blythe Rogers to Lieut. Commander Massey [sic], D.C.S., of the Royal Navy. Mrs. Rogers is the wodow of the late Blythe rogers and is the youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. Wilson, Point Grey. Mrs. Colin Graham and Mrs. Riginald Tupper are her sisters.”

The Wilson Girls and Massy Goolden, http://www.lifewriters.ca/files/buckerfield-sample.pdf; page 5. [Includes photographs of Wilson family and relatives.]

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-MFSB : accessed 16 January 2016), Ann Alexandrila Goolden, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 34, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,747.

“Kidnapper Said He’d Return to Kill if Police Informed,” Toronto Star, September 6, 1945, page 27; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ivE6AAAAIBAJ&sjid=fyoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=813%2C10903587.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24RG-5HR : accessed 16 January 2016), Alexandrina Goolden, 1949; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H7Q-SKW : accessed 16 January 2016), Anne A Goolden, 1953; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Order of Canada, Alix Goolden, C.M., http://archive.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/honours-desc.asp?lang=e&TypeID=orc&id=658:

Order of Canada
Alix Goolden, C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Alix Goolden, C.M. C.M. Victoria
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada July 11, 1977 October 26, 1977
In recognition of her role as patroness of numerous community and cultural organizations, particularly the Victoria Conservatory of Music which, in a little more than a decade, has achieved a status, second to none in western Canada.
Deceased on August 23,1988.

Mrs. A. Massy Goolden Award, http://scholarships.studentscholarships.org/mrs_a_massy_goolden_award_800.php: “Mrs. Goolden established this award in 1978. Mrs. Goolden was one of the founders of the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 1964, and her desire was that students who graduate from the conservatory program be recognized and given some encouragement to proceed in their chosen careers.”

“Miss Mary Rogers Today’s Midsummer Debutante: Mrs. Massy Goolden Formally Presents Her Daughter at Late Afternoon party,” Vancouver Province, August 4, 1938, page 12. (includes photograph of Mary Rogers).

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1988-09-014124; Anne Alexandrina Goolden; age 91; date of death: August 23, 1988; place of death: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=118d9af2-6253-4025-988a-08be7caadacc; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=bfcd431f-d153-4e0b-b6b7-1b628e728253.

 

Blythe Dupuy Rogers (husband of Anne Alexandrina Wilson)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-ND3 : accessed 16 January 2016), Blythe Rogers in household of Benjamin Rogers, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPNM : accessed 16 January 2016), Blythe Rogers in entry for G Y Rogers, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYKY-5LT : accessed 16 January 2016), Blythe D Rogers, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,967.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-Y5R : accessed 16 January 2016), Blythe Dupuy Rogers, 1920.

 

Massy Goolden (husband of Anne Alexandrina Wilson)

Massy Goolden biographical file,  http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/rep-rap/doc/misc/Archives.pdf.

Fonds 2001/40 – Massy Goolden collection; http://www.archeion.ca/massy-goolden-collection.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X5Y-MSB : accessed 17 January 2016), Massy Goolden, 1887; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Paddington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QQQV-92M : accessed 17 January 2016), Massey Goolden in household of Edwin R Goolden, Paddington, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS3P-JR7 : accessed 17 January 2016), Massy Goolden, Bradfield, Berkshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bucklebury subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWQ7-L43 : accessed 17 January 2016), Massy Goolden, Alverstoke, , Hampshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBF-MZ9 : accessed 16 January 2016), Massy Goolden, 1971.

“The Night Before Christmas,” Vancouver Province, December 14, 1930 (Society Section), page 1: “Gillian Massy Goolden is the lovely baby daughter of Commander Massy Goolden, R.N., and Mrs. Goolden, and granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. David Wilson of this city, and of Mrs. Goolden and the late E.R. Boolden of London, England. She is fifteen months old, and has the fairest hair and big blue eyes.” (includes photograph of Gillian Massy Goolden.)

 

Robert Wilson (brother of David Henry Wilson)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJJ-6QS : accessed 17 January 2016), Robert Wilson and Isabella Wallace, 23 Sep 1886; citing registration , Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,960.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-7M9 : accessed 13 January 2016), Robert Wilson, 1893. [British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1893-09-112435; Robert Wilson; date of death: May 24, 1893; place of death: Vancouver.]

“A Good Citizen Gone,” Vancouver Daily World, May 25, 1893, page 1: “The circulation of the news that Dr. Robert Wilson had passed away on Wednesday evening brought general sympathy from all who heard it. The fact that he was seriously sick was generally known but it was thought that he would pull through. Such was not to be and death ensued at 6:30 on the evening of the Queen’s birthday. Dr. Wilson was born near Ottawa, 41 years ago. He received his preliminary education, following the common school course, at Victoria University, Cobourg, and afterwards graduated from the Toronto School of medicine. For 12 years he practiced his profession at Morden, Man., and during all that time, in fact ever since they graduated, he and his brother, Dr. D.H. Wilson, late Minister of Crown Lands for the Province of Manitoba, have been partners. About a year and a half ago the deceased had the misfortune to have his team run away with him, and at that time he sustained severe injuries, from which it was months before he recovered. After he recovered it was thought that a change of climate would be beneficial, so that the brothers so long united in spirit decided to make a closer business connection, and Bob, as the family affectionately called him, came out to the coast to join with Dave in looking after a practice that had grown far beyond the strength of one man. The change had the desired effect, and until a few days ago Dr. Robert Wilson improved, until he was as hale and hearty a man as could be met on the streets. So pleased was he that he decided to make for himself a permanent home. He therefore purchased a lot and had work started on a residence on the corner of Thurlow and Robson streets. The disease with which he was stricken was inflammation of the bowels and he would have recovered from had it not been followed by a complicatory affection of the parts that had been injured in the accident which has been referred to. Although Dr. Robert Wilson has been for only nine months a citizen of Vancouver, he had many friends, because to know him was to esteem as such. He was kind to the poor, thoughtful in his treatment and genial as an acquaintance. He leaves a wife to whom he was married seven years ago, a boy five years old and a girl three years old to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father. The funeral will take place from his brother’s residence, corner of Thurlow and Robson streets, on Friday at 2 p.m., proceeding first to Homer street church, where a service will be held, and thence to the cemetery. The Odd-fellows, of which he was a member, have issued an official call to the members to attend the funeral. As a man he was honest, as a friend he was true, as a father and husband he was kind and no one who knew him ever heard him say an uncharitable word.”

“Death of Dr. Wilson,” Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, May 26, 1893,page 3:

“After a brief illness, lasting scarcely a week, Mr. Robert Wilson passed away on Wednesday evening about 7 o’clock. The news brought forth expressions of sympathy on all sides, as although Dr. Wilson had only lived here for about nine months, he had made numerous friends, and was one of the most popular physicians in the City. The deceased gentleman was taken ill towards the end of last week with inflammation of the bowels, and it was thought he would pull through, as he improved slightly, but his disease was followed by a complicatory affection resulting from injuries he received eighteen months ago, when thrown from his buggy in Morden, and this caused his death.

Dr. Wilson was born near Ottawa in 1852, and received his education at the public school there, and at the Victoria University, Cobourg, after which he graduated at the Toronto School of Medicine. He practiced his profession at Morden, Man., for over twelve years, and came to the Coast about nine months. He leaves a wife and two children, a boy aged five and a girl three years old, for whom much sympathy is felt.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from his brother’s residence at the corner of Robson and Thurlow streets to the Homer Street Methodist Church. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F., and that body will attend the funeral.”

Robert Wilson, death notice, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, May 26, 1893, page 8; Vancouver Daily World, May 25, 1893, page 4: “Died: Wilson—At his brother’s residence, 1042 Robson street, Vancouver, on the 24th instant, Dr. Robert Wilson, aged 41 years.”

“Dr. Robert Wilson’s Funeral,” Vancouver Daily World, May 26, 1893, page 4. [Describes funeral service, pall-bearers, and floral tributes.]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WC71 : accessed 13 January 2016), Robert Wilson, 1893; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26264581, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26264581.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVX8-1MK : accessed 17 January 2016), Mary Isabella Wallace in household of Robert Wallace, Nepean, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13231, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,867.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL54-GHZ : accessed 13 January 2016), Mary Isabella Wilson, 1933.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WC3T : accessed 13 January 2016), Mary Isabella Wilson, 1933; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26304444, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26304444.

Ethel Wilson, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Wilson.

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1887-005494; Last Name: Wilson; Given Names: Robert Thomas Algernon; date of birth: October 10, 1887; place of birth: Rural Municipality of South Dufferin; mother: Mary Bella Wallace. (possible connection).

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Wilson, Wallace Algernon; Rank: MAJ; Date of Birth: 10/10/1888; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10478 – 44; Item Number: 321368; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=321368.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-ZSQ : accessed 13 January 2016), Wallace Algernon Wilson and Ethel Davis Bryant, 04 Jan 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

Ethel Davis Bryant and Wallace Wilson, marriage notice, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 1921, page 8: “The marriage took place at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Methodist Church of Miss Ethel Davis Bryant and Dr. Wallace Wilson. Miss Bryant, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. W.H. Malkin, made a charming bride. She wore a becoming costume of navy blue gabardine handsomely trimmed with Russian sable. Her hat was of silver lace with navy ostrich brim and French flowers; and her corsage bouquet was of ophelia roses. Although the wedding was quiet and the bride and groom unattended, a large number of friends were present at the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. R.J. McIntyre. During the signing of the register, Mrs. Clelland sang Foster’s “Psalm of Love.”

Ethel Bryant and Wallace Wilson, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, January 5, 1921, page 11: “The marriage took place on Tuesday evening at Wesley Church, of Miss Ethel Bryant and Dr. Wallace Wilson. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. W.H. Malkin, was becomingly attired in a costume of navy blue gabardine, handsomely trimmed with Russian sable. Her hat was of silver lace with a navy ostrich feather brim and tiny French flowers. She wore a corsage bouquet of Ophelia roses. Although the wedding was very quet, and both bride and groom were unattended, a large number of friends were present at the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. McIntyre. During the signing of the register, Mrs. Clelland sang very effectively “A Psalm of Love.” The bride is the daughter of the later Rev. W. Bryant and Mrs. Bryant of Staffordshire, England, and Dr. Wilson is the son of the late Dr. Robert Wilson and Mrs. Wilson of 1409 Nicola street.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTT-C9Q : accessed 13 January 2016), Wallace Wilson, 1966.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL18-S4S : accessed 13 January 2016), Ethel Davis Wilson, 1980.

“Veteran Dr. Wallace Wilson Dies After Long Illness,” Vancouver Sun, March 14, 1966, page 11 (includes photograph of Dr. W. Wilson).

“Funeral today for honored Vancouver medical figure,” Vancouver Province, March 15, 1966, page 15 (includes photograph of Dr. Wallace Wilson.)

Wallace Wilson, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 14, 1966, page 28; Vancouver Sun, March 14, 1966, page 41: “Wilson—Wallace Wilson MD died on Saturday, March 12, 1966, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Ethel, his sister, Mrs. Ernest Buckerfield, and his niece, Mrs. Victor White. The funeral service will take place from Christ Church Cathedral, Tuesday, March 15, 1966, at 2 p.m. No flowers by request.”

Ethel Davis Wilson (née Bryant), Greater Vancouver Book, page 843.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL18-S4S : accessed 16 January 2016), Ethel Davis Wilson, 1980.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1920-09-221914; Edward Ernest Buckerfield and Lenora Amelia Wilson; date of marriage: September 15, 1920; place of marriage: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY2-P3D : accessed 19 January 2016), Edward Ernest Buckerfield, 1971.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1971-09-002227; Edward Ernest Buckerfield; date of death: February 4, 1971; place of death: Vancouver.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-HNR : accessed 19 January 2016), Lenora Amelia Buckerfield, 1982.

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