Thomas Haddow Wilson was a physician.
He lived at 1142 Chilco Street from 1913 to 1927.
Thomas Haddow Wilson was born on February 3, 1869, near Kitchener in Waterloo County, Ontario.
His parents were John Wilson (about 1839- 1915) and Mary Haddow (about 1831-1913).
Thomas went to Queen’s University in Kingston. He also attended Manitoba University, where he received his medical degree in 1897, and he practiced as a physician in Manitoba for a short time.
Thomas arrived in Vancouver in 1898.
Marriage to Clara Mitchell
On August 3, 1898, in Vancouver, Thomas married Clara May Mitchell. She was born on April 21, in 1872 or 1875, in Minneapolis, Minnesota (or Peoria, Illinois). Her parents were Peter Mitchell and Annie Richardson.
Life in Vancouver
In 1909, the Wilson family was living at 407 East Hastings Street.
In addition to his medical practice, Thomas built the Patricia Hotel at 403 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.
Thomas owned an early Cadillac automobile, which had licence number 244.
In 1911, he drove from Vancouver to Los Angeles.
(He sold his Cadillac to a family in the Fraser Valley. Their descendants still drive the car a few times a year.)
In 1913, Thomas and his family moved to their house at 1142 Chilco Street.
In 1925, Thomas and Clara were robbed at their home.
Thomas died in Vancouver on February 15, 1927. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.
Clara died in Trail, British Columbia on July 25, 1962. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.
Thomas and Clara had two children.
Frank Lloyd Wilson
Frank Lloyd Wilson was born on February 4, 1907, in Vancouver.
He studied at the University of British Columbia and he became a physician.
He married Rosemary Jane Hornett.
Frank died in Trail, British Columbia, on September 16, 1982.
Anna Marjorie Wilson
Anna Marjorie Wilson was born on January 9, 1909, in Vancouver. She attended college in Whitby, Ontario.
She married Hector McLean, who was born on August 1, 1903 in Belfast, Ireland (although his death certificate says that he was born in Scotland). Hector’s parents were Robert Charles McLean and Margaret Fry.
Hector worked for Shell Oil Company throughout most of his career.
Anna died on December 21, 1983, in Vancouver.
Hector died on September 9, 1992, at the University of British Columbia Hospital in Vancouver.
John Wilson (father of Thomas Haddow Wilson)
John Wilson (1839-1915); http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=2920742&id=I0969
Mary Haddow (mother of Thomas Haddow Wilson)
Mary Haddow (1831-1913); http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=2920742&id=I0970
Mary Haddow (1836-1913); http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kathryn_hill&id=I23583
Thomas Haddow Wilson
Note: thanks to Peter Findlay for information on Thomas Wilson’s Cadillac: February 2, 2020.
Thomas Haddow Wilson, M.D., Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 386.
Thomas Haddow Wilson, M.D., Northern who’s who; a biographical dictionary of men and women (Who’s Who and Why), page 871, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/871/mode/1up.
Names and addresses of graduates in Arts, Science, Law, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Pharmacy, etc., Published 1917 by [Manitoba University] in Winnipeg : 1897, M.D., Wilson, Thomas H., 1142 Chilco St., Vancouver, B.C., https://archive.org/stream/namesaddressesof00univuoft#page/85/mode/1up.
“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-M6Z : 11 March 2018), Thomas Wilson and Clara May Mitchell, 03 Aug 1898; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.
“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-ZXH : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Thomas H Wilson, 1901; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60052&highlight=9&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thomas+H.+Wilson
Vancouver Province, August 6, 1910, page 5: “Dr. and Mrs. T.H. Wilson, accompanied by their little son Lloyd, left on Wednesday for a trip through the Okanagan.”
1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 18 Vancouver City, page 15, family 91, lines 18-23; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=64249&highlight=18&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+J.H.+Wilson.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-YBG : 8 November 2017), Thomas H Wilson, 1927;
“Dr. T.H. Wilson Passes Away,” Vancouver Sun, February 15, 1927, page 16: “Dr. Thomas H. Wilson, 1142 Chilco street, well-known Vancouver physician, passed away at his home this morning in his fifty-eighth year following a brief illness. Dr. Wilson had been practising in this city for over 28 years. Born in Waterloo County, near Kitchener, Ontario, Dr. Wilson attended Manitoba Medical college and also Queen’s university at Kingston, coming to Vancouver in 1898. He was a member of the Vancouver Medical association. Dr. Wilson is survived by his wife, one daughter Marjory, who is attending Whitby college in Ontario, and one son, Lloyd, a student at the University of British Columbia. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from T. Edwards Company’s chapel, Dr. J.J. Ross, assisted by Dr. J. Henderson, officiating. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.”
“Pioneer Medical Man Passes Away: Dr. Thomas H. Wilson Practised Profession Her for Quarter Century,” Vancouver Province, February 15, 1927, page 2: “More than a quarter of a century a medical practitioner of this city, Dr. Thomas H. Wilson, 1142 Chilco street, passed away this morning at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Waterloo, near Kitchener, Ont., fifty-eight years ago, the deceased was a member of a pioneer family of that county. Graduating from the University of Manitoba Medical College in 1897, he came to Vancouver the following year. For a number of years he resided at the corner of Dunlevy avenue and Hastings street until the Patricia Hotel was constructed on the site of his residence. The deceased was a member of the Vancouver Medical Association and the Quilchena Golf Club. Only last Wednesday he attended the annual general meeting of the club, when he seemed to be in good health. His death was a shock to his many friends in the city. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Lloyd, a student at the University of British Columbia, and a daughter, Marjorie, at present attending college at Whitby, Ont. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the T. Edwards Company’s chapel Rev. J.J. Ross and Rev. Dr. J.S. Henderson will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.”
Thomas H. Wilson, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 16, 1927, page 17; Vancouver Province, February 17, 1927, page 21; Vancouver Province, February 18, 1927, page 16; Vancouver Sun, February 16, 1927, page 16; Vancouver Sun, February 17, 1927, page 14; Vancouver Sun, February 18, 1927, page 18.
“Dr. Thomas Wilson is Laid at Rest: Many Pay Tribute to Well-known Vancouver Physician.” Vancouver Province, February 18, 1927, page 25.
Mountain View Burials, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/me-mn.htm, WILSON, T., died Feb-15-1927, burial plot: HORNE1/3/03/014/0004.
The History of The Patricia Hotel, https://www.patriciahotel.ca/history/
The Lobby: The Patricia Hotel, http://projects.vanartgallery.bc.ca/publications/Hotel/the-lobby-the-patricia-hotel/
Know your club: Pat’s Pub, 403 E Hastings St., http://www.vancouverneon.com/page_q/Patricia_hotel.htm
“This Friday, January 15th, I am going to be on CBC Radio,” House Historian, discusses Patricia Hotel and Dr. Thomas H. Wilson; http://househistorian.blogspot.ca/2010_01_01_archive.html.
Clara May Mitchell (wife of Thomas Haddow Wilson)
“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-ZXC : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Clara M Wilson in entry for Thomas H Wilson, 1901.
Canada Census, 1901, BC Burrard (#1), Vancouver (City/Cité) D-19, page 1, family 4, lines 9-10; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60052&highlight=10&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Clara+M.+Wilson
Mountain View Burials, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/me-mn.htm, Mitchell, Peter T. Oct-17-1906, HORNE1/3/03/014/0002 (father of Clara May Mitchell)
Vancouver Province, April 2, 1909, page 9: “Mrs. (Dr.) T.H. Wilson, 407 Hastings street east, will receive next Thursday afternoon and evening and in future on the second Thursday of each month.”
Vancouver Province, June 17, 1914, page 5: “Mrs. T.H. Wilson, accompanied by Mrs. Mitchell of Long Beach, Cal, left yesterday to stay for a short time at Kamloops.”
“Mrs. F.A. Mitchell Dead in California,” Vancouver Province, June 23, 1924, page 22: “Many friends of Mrs. T.H. Wilson of 1142 Chilco Street will regret to hear of the death of her mother, Mrs. F.A. Mitchell, a former resident of Vancouver, who has for the past twelve years been living in California. Mrs. Mitchell was well known here. Mrs. Wilson has been in Long Beach for the past few weeks attending her mother. The funeral services will be held in California and the body brought here for burial, beside that of her husband, who passed away in Vancouver about fifteen years ago.”
Mountain View Burials, http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/me-mn.htm, Mitchell, Francis Annie, died Jun-22-1924, burial plot: HORNE1/3/03/014/0001 (mother of Clara May Mitchell)
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTD-SDJ : 8 November 2017), Clara May Wilson, 1962;http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/86b8bbb3-87c9-4582-bd41-3530b3171640.
“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WH2R : 13 December 2015), Clara May Wilson, 1962; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26280943, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26280943: “Clara May Wilson; Birth: unknown; Death: 25 Jul 1962; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/3/03/014/0003; Memorial ID: 26280943.”
Frank Lloyd Wilson (son of Thomas Haddow Wilson and Clara May Mitchell)
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1X-JDR : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Frank Lloyd Wilson, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7e57b4e6-6829-421c-82b3-e97ac25a2eaa.
Anna Marjorie Wilson (daughter of Thomas Haddow Wilson and Clara May Mitchell)
“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD4-6TX : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Hector Mclean and Anna Marjorie Wilson, 1930.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1J-846 : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Anna Marjorie Mclean, 1983.