Wilson, Philip Aitken (1874-1956)

Philip Aitken Wilson was an executive in several lumber businesses. He lived at 1844 Comox Street from 1914 to 1918.

He was born on November 15, 1874, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menomonie,_Wisconsin]. His father was Thomas Blair Wilson (1832-1898); his mother was Julie Frances Epley (1836-1911) They were married in the Presbyterian Church, Jersey Shore, Lycoming, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1858.

Philip was the youngest of six boys. His older brothers were Peter, Thaddeus, James, Thomas, and Paul.

Thomas Blair Wilson and Julia Frances Epley are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie, Wisconsin. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xenializ/5883239088/]

In the early 1900s, Philip married Mary Somerville. She was born on August 20, 1877, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was William Somerville; her mother was Harriet Pullis.

The Wilson family arrived in Vancouver about 1907; P.A. Wilson was the president of Wilson Logging and Timber Ltd. For a few years, they lived at 1716 Nelson Street. By 1914, the family was at 1844 Comox Street, where they stayed until 1918.

In 1943, Philip was a witness at the Workmen’s Compensation Board inquiry, in which Justice Gordon McGregor Sloan reviewed the structure and mandate of the Workmen’s Compensation Board.

Philip died on December 1, 1956, in Vancouver.

Mary died on August 18, 1938, in Vancouver.

Philip and Mary had one child.

Janet Somerville Wilson (later called Janet Partridge)

Janet Somerville Wilson was born on August 8, 1903, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Janet appears in the Smith College class of 1927 history as a former member of the college.

On August 8, 1929, in Vancouver, Janet married Donald Warren Partridge. He was born about 1900 in the United States. His father was Warren Graham Patridge (born in Portland, Maine) and his mother was Mary Katherine Payne (born in Dayton, Ohio).

Janet and Donald were divorced in Idaho on August 16, 1949. He married Jean Eleanor Hughs in Highgate, Vermont, on October 4, 1949. Jean was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her father was James Arthur Hughs; her mother was Martha Callard.

Janet did not re-marry. She became a newspaper reporter. She died in Vancouver on December 9, 1992.

Donald and Janet had a daughter named Janet Donald Partridge, who was born in 1932.

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Philip Aitken Wilson

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Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. (ed.) / History of Dunn County, Wisconsin
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Worksafe: 1942 Sloane Inquiry into Workmen’s Compensation, http://www.worksafebc.com/about_us/history/historical_reports/historical_royal_commissions/assets/pdf/1942pp199-232.pdf

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Janet Somerville Wilson (later called Janet Partridge)

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British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1929-09-353494, Donald Warren Partridge and Janet Somerville Wilson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=2040621c-2eea-4065-9a5d-7af2c6e186f2

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“Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNRQ-7JB : accessed 09 Sep 2013), Donald W Partridge and Jean Eleanor Hughs, 1949.

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“Davies-Partridge Wedding Solemnized in Montreal,” Ottawa Citizen – Sep 6, 1943, page 6, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EPguAAAAIBAJ&sjid=89sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3476%2C904465

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1992-09-016625, Janet Partridge, DTH_1992016625.jpg; DTH_1992016625M.jpg

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