Woollard, Charles (1871-1924)

Dr. Charles Woollard, Vancouver Province, September 23, 1924, page 22.

Dr. Charles Woollard, Vancouver Province, September 23, 1924, page 22.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 1044 [edited image]

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 1044 [edited image]

Charles Woollard was a medical doctor. He lived at 1812 Nelson Street in 1920.

Charles Woollard was born in West Ham, Essex, England, on December 26, 1871. His father was William John Woollard, an insurance office messenger who was born about 1836 in Woodford, Essex. Charles’s mother was Sarah Anne Crisfields, who was born about 1837 in Maidstone, Kent.

In 1881, Charles was a student, living with his parents in West Ham. In 1891, he was a grocer’s assistant, living with his parents on Leyton Road in Wanstead, Essex.

In the 1890s he travelled to Canada and worked on a farm in Manitoba. In 1897 he entered Manitoba Medical College in Winnipeg.

In 1900, Charles volunteered to serve with the Canadian Artillery during the South African (Boer) War. He was wounded in the arm during an attack on Faber’s Farm (sometimes called Faber’s “Put”).

“Canadian Losses,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 3, 1900, page 2, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19000603uvic/19000603#page/n1/mode/1up.

“Canadian Losses,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 3, 1900, page 2, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19000603uvic/19000603#page/n1/mode/1up.

“Wounded at Faber’s Farm,” Toronto Globe, June 4, 1900, page 6, column 4.

“Wounded at Faber’s Farm,” Toronto Globe, June 4, 1900, page 6, column 4.

Charles later returned to Winnipeg, where he obtained his medical degree in 1901. He worked as an intern in Winnipeg General Hospital, and then practiced as a physician in Winnipeg from 1903 to about 1908.

Later he worked for two years as a surgeon on ships sailing between Vancouver and Australia. Then he returned to England, where he studied for the “conjoint degree” of M.R.C.S. (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) and L.R.C.P. (Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians).

In 1911, he became a medical doctor in British Columbia.

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 13, 1911, page 7, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53494uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 13, 1911, page 7, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53494uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1331 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1331 [edited image].

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 817 Nelson Street
1913 1629 Comox Street
1914 1076 Robson Street
1915 Number 7, 725 Jervis Street
1916 to 1919 Not listed under Vancouver names
1920 1812 Nelson Street
1921 Jubilee Station and Victory Road
1922 Gray and Victory Road (Burnaby)
1923 1939 Gray (Burnaby)
1924 4722 West Second Avenue

In 1914, Charles was a member of the medical staff at Tranquille Sanitorium, a tuberculosis treatment facility near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Tranquille Sanitorium Staff, Tranquille, British Columbia, Annual Report of the Directors of the Anti-Tuberculosis Society of the Province of British Columbia, 1914, page 10; https://archive.org/stream/reportofdirector08brit#page/10/mode/1up.

Tranquille Sanitorium Staff, Tranquille, British Columbia, Annual Report of the Directors of the Anti-Tuberculosis Society of the Province of British Columbia, 1914, page 10; https://archive.org/stream/reportofdirector08brit#page/10/mode/1up.

Tranquille Sanitorium, Tranquille, British Columbia, Annual Report of the Directors of the Anti-Tuberculosis Society of the Province of British Columbia, 1914, unpaged [page 5 of PDF document]; https://archive.org/stream/reportofdirector08brit#page/n4/mode/1up.

Tranquille Sanitorium, Tranquille, British Columbia, Annual Report of the Directors of the Anti-Tuberculosis Society of the Province of British Columbia, 1914, unpaged [page 5 of PDF document]; https://archive.org/stream/reportofdirector08brit#page/n4/mode/1up.

On July 6, 1914, in Vancouver, Charles married Grace Una Ray (sometimes called “Una Grace”). She was born on November 23, 1882, in Demorestville, near Belleville, Ontario. Her father was Horatio Roblin Kotchapaw (1854-1885). Her mother was Elvaretta “Ella” Cole (born 1855).

Grace was a widow. Her first husband was Frederick Alexander Ray, who was a broker. Their marriage was in Vancouver on November 30, 1907. Frederick was born on March 7, 1876, in Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County, Ontario. His father was James Ray. His mother was Sarah Hill.

Frederick died in Toronto, Ontario, on May 14, 1910.

Frederick and Grace had twin sons, Franklin James Ray and Bertrand William Ray, who were born in Vancouver in 1909. Franklin died in Vancouver on August 5, 1910. Bertrand died in Vancouver on August 8, 1910.

Grace decided to study nursing, and by 1914 she was a nurse at the Bute Street hospital in Vancouver.

Bute Street Hospital and Hemrich-Bros Garage with Texaco sign - 1960 - Vancouver Public Library - VPL Accession Number 13447; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1251/13447.jpg

Bute Street Hospital and Hemrich-Bros Garage with Texaco sign – 1960 – Vancouver Public Library – VPL Accession Number 13447; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1251/13447.jpg

Shortly after Charles’s and Grace’s marriage, the First World War began. In February 1915, Charles joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps and went to England. Grace also went to live in England, along with their young daughter, Margaret Jean (who was known as “Betty”).

Charles served in the Director of Medical Services headquarters office in London, and then went to France with the Field Ambulance, which was a mobile front line medical unit.

In May 1918, Charles was back in Vancouver. He was with the Army Medical Corps training depot.

Military Notes, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 20, 1918, page 5, column 4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y193uvic#page/n4/mode/1up.

Military Notes, Victoria Daily Colonist, July 20, 1918, page 5, column 4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y193uvic#page/n4/mode/1up.

In 1918, Charles became the commanding officer of the Vancouver Military Hospital. (It appears that he was not the first commanding officer; he succeeded Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edward Doherty (1873-1920).)

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 31, 1918, page 7, columns 5 and 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y150uvic#page/n6/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 31, 1918, page 7, columns 5 and 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y150uvic#page/n6/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, August 6, 1918, page 6, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y207uvic#page/n5/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, August 6, 1918, page 6, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist60y207uvic#page/n5/mode/1up.

Charles became a lieutenant-colonel. He later served as a medical officer with the Board of Pension Commissioners, part of the Department of Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment (sometimes called the “S.C.R.”).

Charles and Grace were fond of the Alta Lake area near Whistler, British Columbia, and had a summer cabin there.

Charles died in Vancouver on September 22, 1924. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Grace continued to live in southwestern British Columbia, including much time in Whistler, until the end of the 1960s.

She died in North Vancouver on May 31, 1969. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Charles and Grace had the following children.

 

Margaret Jean “Betty” Woollard

Margaret Jean “Betty”Woollard was born in Vancouver on June 14, 1915.

She studied at the University of British Columbia.

The Anchora of Delta Gamma, Corresponding Secretaries, Active Chapters, May 1934, following page 654; https://books.google.ca/books?id=wuX9xke7rqQC&pg=PT2&lpg=PT2&dq=%22betty+woollard%22#v=onepage&q=%22betty%20woollard%22&f=false.

About 1935, Betty became a school teacher. On June 28, 1941, in Vancouver, she married William Douglas Webb Clarke, who was a teacher. He was born in Brock, Saskatchewan on June 6, 1911. His father was William Albert Clarke. His mother was Lucy Webb.

William died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on February 25, 1986.

Betty died in New Westminster on June 2, 2002.

 

Eleanor Grace Woollard

Eleanor Grace Woollard was born about 1919, probably in Vancouver.

She married John Maison Philip (often called “Maison”).

Eleanor died on November 10, 2009.

Maison died on October 11, 2011.

 

Sources

William John Woollard (father of Charles Woollard)

“England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJD2-58N4 : 15 October 2015), William John Woollard and Sarah Ann Stone, 14 Feb 1864; citing Marriage, Leeds, Kent, England, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone; FHL microfilm 1,473,734. (possible connection).

“England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDL-4CZB : 15 October 2015), William John Woollard and Sarah Ann Stone, 14 Feb 1864; citing Marriage, Leeds, Kent, England, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone; FHL microfilm 2,228,917. (possible connection).

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFFV-573 : 24 July 2015), William J Woolard, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27C-BJ1X : 18 August 2016), William J Woollard, West Ham, Essex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 1719/113, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,513.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLTG-8ZM : 15 October 2015), William J Woolard, Wanstead, Essex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9NS-XRS : 29 August 2015), William John Woollard, Ilford, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Ilford subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N5V-6P2 : 31 December 2014), William John Woollard, 1903; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Romford, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Sarah Anne Crisfields (mother of Charles Woollard)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFFV-57Q : 24 July 2015), Sarah A Woolard in entry for William J Woolard, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX3-1YTR : 18 August 2016), Sarah A Woollard in household of William J Woollard, West Ham, Essex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 1719/113, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,513.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLTG-66Z : 15 October 2015), Sarah Ann Woolard in household of William J Woolard, Wanstead, Essex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9NS-XR3 : 29 August 2015), Sarah A Woollard in household of William John Woollard, Ilford, Essex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Ilford subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NYS-7N6 : 31 December 2014), Sarah Ann Woollard, 1904; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Romford, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Charles Woollard

Charles Woollard (abt. 1871 – 1924); Born about 26 Dec 1871 in London, England; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Woollard-4: “Husband of Una Grace (Kotchapaw) Woollard RN; married 6 Jul 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia; Father of Betty Woollard and Eleanor Woollard; Died 22 Sep 1924 in Point Grey, British Columbia, Canada.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X4B-MCP : 1 October 2014), Charles Woollard, 1871; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Ham, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFFV-57H : 24 July 2015), Charles Woolard in entry for William J Woolard, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27C-BVMT : 18 August 2016), Charles Woollard in household of William J Woollard, West Ham, Essex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 1719/113, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,513.

Canada & The South African War, 1899-1902; Battles; Faber’s Put; May 30, 1900; http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/boer/battlefabersput_e.shtml.

In Search of Great Canadian Historic Stie #5 – Faber’s Put – May 30, 1900; http://angloboerwarmuseum.com/Boer51_discovery_sites2.html. [includes photographs and description of the Battle of Faber’s Put, which took place on May 30, 1900.]

South African War, 1899-1902 – Service Files, Medals and Land Applications; Charles Woollard; Regiment: Royal Canadian Field Artillery; Regimental number: 531; Type of Records: Service files; Remarks: Correspondence re medical examination and pension (RG 38, volume 413, 8 pages); Volume: 115; Series: A1a; Microfilm Reel Number: T-2090; Reference: RG 38; Item Number: 13248; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/south-african-war-1899-1902/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=13248&.

South African War, 1899-1902 – Service Files, Medals and Land Applications; Charles Woollard; Type of Records: Land applications; File Number: 5440; Volume: 129; Series: A1b; Reference: RG 38; Item Number: 7295; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/south-african-war-1899-1902/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=7295&.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-GMN : 21 January 2016), Charles Woollard and Grace Una Ray, 06 Jul 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

Charles Woollard and Grace Ray, wedding description, Vancouver Province, July 7, 1916, page 8: “Quietly at 7:30 o’clock last evening the marriage was solemnized by Rev. R.B. Day at Christ Church of Charles Woollard, M.D., M.R.C.A., L.R.C.P, until recently a practitioner in Vancouver and now of the medical staff of Tranquille Sanitarium at Kamloops, B.C., to Mrs. Grace Ray, a member of the nursing staff at Bute Street hospital, and a graduate of Clifton Springs Hospital, New York. A small company of friends of the couple were present to witness the ceremony, the bride being attended by Mrs. Margaret Johnson, and the groom by Dr. B.E. Lang. Following the service an informal reception was held at the Bute Street Hospital, where Dr. and Mrs. Woollard received the felicitations of the guests before departing on the journey to Kamloops later in the evening. The groom is a very popular member of the University Club, and has numerous friends and acquaintance in Vancouver.”

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Woollard, Charles; Rank: LCL; Date of Birth: 26/12/1871; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10573 – 37; Item Number: 322251; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=322251.

Calendar of the University of British Columbia, August 30, 1915; page 144; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/calendars/items/1.0169849#p146z-5r0f:woollard: “Woollard, Charles. Vancouver, M.D. 23” [Manitoba University, Winnipeg, Manitoba]

Canadian War Museum; Canadian Army Medical Corps; http://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/life-at-the-front/medicine/canadian-army-medical-corps/

Resisting the Pension Evil: Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Canada’s Board of Pension Commissioners, 1916-33, by Desmond Morton, Canadian Historical Review, 1987; volume 58, number 2, pages 199-224; http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/CHR-068-02-02.

Department of Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Soldiers’_Civil_Re-establishment.

Canada and the First World War, Civilian Reintegration; Canadian War Museum; http://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/after-the-war/veterans/civilian-reintegration/.

Whistler Archives, Charles Woollard, https://whistler.ica-atom.org/woollard-charles.

1921 Canada Census, Charles Woollard; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 21; 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-T89 : 30 September 2015), Charles Woollard, 1924.

“Dr. Woollard Dies in City; Well-known Medical Man Succumbs to Blood Poisoning; Served with C.A.M.C.,” Vancouver Province, September 23, 1924, page 22 [includes photograph of Dr. Charles Woollard].

The death took place on Monday afternoon of Dr. Charles Woollard, 4722 Second avenue west, an old and respected resident of Vancouver. The immediate cause of death was blood poisoning aggravated through war injuries.

Dr. Woollard had a distinguished military career. He served with the Canadian Artillery in South Africa, being wounded in the right arm during that campaign. He never really recovered from the effects of the wound.

Served in France

During the Great War, he served with the Canadian forces in France, going overseas with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1915. Later he was selected for the headquarters military medical staff in London, and was highly thought of as a dependable officer. He held the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the C.A.M.C.

When the Vancouver Military Hospital was organized he became the first [sic] commanding officer, being asked to return from the scene of conflict to take up this important post.

On Pensions Staff

Dr. Woollard relinquished the command of the hospital when it came under the direction of the S.C.R., and subsequently was appointed one of the local medical officers of the Board of Pension Commissioners. Of a retiring nature, he was highly respected by his confreres, and also by hundreds of ex-soldiers with whom he came into contact in the work of his profession.

He was a graduate of Manitoba Medical College and practiced in the City of Vancouver for the past fifteen years. He was 52 years old and leaves a wife and two little girls, besides a large circle of close friends.

The funeral will be held on Thursday.

“Death Calls Col. Woolard [sic]; War Wound Leads to Demise,” Vancouver Sun, September 23, 1924, page 14:

The death of Lieut.-Col. C. Woollard, M.D., pension examiner here for the Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment, took place at Shaughnessy Heights Military Hospital on Monday afternoon. Death was due mainly to a wound received during the South African war, aggravated to a considerable extent while on active service in France.

He leaves a wife and two children.

Dr. Woollard served in South Africa as a gunner and when the Great War broke out was among the first to go overseas. He was discharged from active service in 1919 and was appointed to the Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment in November of the same year. About a year ago he was made pension examiner.

Lieut.-Col. Woollard, who was in his fifty-third year, was a graduate in medicine of Manitoba university, taking his degree in 1901, after his return from the South African war, in which he served with the Royal Field Artillery.

He had had a distinguished career, both in the army and navy. In the Great War he was assistant director of medical service, stationed in London, but also saw service in France, being attached to the First Canadian Division with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

At one time he was on the medical staff of the Selkirk asylum and had also eight months’ experience in sanitarium work.

The body is resting at the family residence, pending arrangements for the funeral.

Charles Woollard, death notice, Vancouver Sun, September 24, 1924, page 12: “Woollard—died at the Shaughnessy Military Hospital, Sept. 22nd, Lieut. Col. Charles Woollard, in his 53rd year, late of 4722—2nd Avenue West. The funeral will be held Thursday, Sept. 25th, from Christ Church at 2 p.m., interment in Ocean View Burial Park, Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. C. Frank Edwards in charge of arrangements.”

“Dr. Chas. Woollard Buried Thursday with Full Military Honors,” Vancouver Province, September 26, 1924, page 3:

Conducted with full military honors, the funeral of Lieut-.Colonel Charles Woollard, M.D., C.A.M.C., was held on Thursday. Col. Woollard died on Monday at the Shaughnessy Military Hospital.

The service was held in Christ Church, Burrard and Georgia streets, and was attended by a large number of officers in service dress uniform with swords. A firing party from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was also present. Rev. Major C.C. Owen conducted the service.

After the services the cortege, led by the firing party with rifles reversed, proceeded east on Georgia street, across Granville and by way of Georgia viaduct. At Main street the party entered automobiles, completing the journey to Ocean View Burial Park, where interment took place. There were many beautiful floral tributes.

“Military Honors Accorded Veteran,” Vancouver Sun, September 26, 1924, page 7:

Lieut. Colonel C. Woollard, M.D. pension examiner for the Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment Bureau, who died at Shaughnessy Military Hospital Monday, was buried yesterday afternoon with full military honors.

Attended by an exceptionally large number of officers in service dress, with swords, also a firing party from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police barracks, the services were most impressive.

Charles Woollard, death notice, The Canadian Medical Association Journal, volume 14, number 11, November 1924, page 1132; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1707771/pdf/canmedaj00446-0126.pdf.

 

Horatio Roblin Kotchapaw (father of Grace Una Kotchapaw)

Horatio Roblin Kotchapaw (1854 – 1885); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kotchapaw-15: “Horatio Roblin (Ratch) Kotchapaw; Born Dec 1854 in Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario; Son of Reuben Robert Kotchapaw and Sarah (Roblin) Kotchapaw; Brother of John Ryerson Kotchapaw, Louisa Kotchapaw, Huldah Maria Kotchapaw, Hiram James Kotchapaw, Annie Laurie Kotchapaw and Jennie (Kotchapaw) Robinson; Husband of Elvaretta (Cole) Kotchapaw — married 19 Jan 1876 [location unknown]; Father of Wilbert Kotchapaw and Una Grace (Kotchapaw) Woollard RN; Died 7 Feb 1885 [location unknown].”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WV5R : 13 December 2015), Horatio Roblin KOTCHAPAW, 1885; Burial, Bethesda, Prince Edward Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Roblin Family Cemetery; citing record ID 27021010, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27021010.

Horatio R Kotchapaw, (1855-1885); http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/1896468?PHPSESSID=0812abf99927969dbe9727cd13ac1e1f: “Roblin Cemetery, Fish Lake Rd Sophiasburg Township (Concession 2W GP, Lot 26); Prince Edward County, ON.”

 

Elvaretta (“Ella”) Cole (father of Grace Una Kotchapaw)

Elvaretta (Cole) Kotchapaw (1855); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cole-3716: “Elvaretta Kotchapaw formerly Cole; Born 6 Sep 1855 in Shannonville, Hastings County, Canada West; Daughter of Jeremiah Floures Cole and Lydia Margaret (Badgley) Cole; Sister of Jeremiah Cole and Amelia Jane (Cole) Curlette; Wife of Horatio Roblin Kotchapaw — married 19 Jan 1876 [location unknown]; Mother of Wilbert Kotchapaw and Una Grace (Kotchapaw) Woollard RN.”

Elvaretta Kotchapaw (Cole); https://www.geni.com/people/Elvaretta-Kotchapaw/6000000012814906249: “Birthdate: September 6, 1855; Birthplace: Shannonville, ON, Canada; Death: (Date and location unknown); Immediate Family: Daughter of Jeremiah Floures Cole and Lydia Margaret Cole; Wife of Horatio Roblin Kotchapaw; Mother of Wilbert Kotchapaw; Sister of Jeremiah Cole and Amelia Jane Cole.”

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47J-CR7 : 13 November 2014), Elvaretta Cole in household of Lydia Margaret Cole, Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9990, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,690.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGQ-PLG : 13 November 2014), Ella Kotchepaw, Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148167.

 

Grace Una Kotchapaw (wife of Charles Woollard)

Una Grace (Kotchapaw) Woollard RN (1882 – 1969); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kotchapaw-21: “Una Grace (Grace) Woollard RN formerly Kotchapaw aka Ray; Born 23 Nov 1882 in Sophiasburg, Prince Edward County, Ontario; Daughter of Horatio Roblin Kotchapaw and Elvaretta (Cole) Kotchapaw; Sister of Wilbert Kotchapaw; Wife of Frederick Alexander Ray — married 30 Nov 1907 in Vancouver, British Columbia; Wife of Charles Woollard — married 6 Jul 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia; Mother of Betty Woollard and Eleanor Woollard; Died 31 May 1969 in North Vancover, British Columbia, Canada.”

Una Grace Kotchapaw, Ryeland Family Tree, http://ryeland.com/getperson.php?personID=I7356&tree=Ryeland: “Born: 23 Nov 1882; Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.”

Whistler Archives, Grace Woollard, https://whistler.ica-atom.org/woollard-grace.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-1KV : 21 January 2016), Frederick Alexander Ray and Una Grace Kotchapaw, 30 Nov 1907; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-GM6 : 21 January 2016), Charles Woollard and Grace Una Ray, 06 Jul 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

1921 Canada Census, Una Grace Woollard [indexed as Nora Grace Woollard] in household of Charles Woollard; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 21; 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:FLY4-NBK : 30 September 2015), Una Grace Woollard, 1969; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9b8f081c-33e0-45e5-8a0b-48627e8d4664.

 

Frederick Alexander Ray (husband of Una Grace Kotchapaw)

Frederick Alexander Ray; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ray-1588: “Husband of Una Grace (Kotchapaw) Woollard RN — married 30 Nov 1907 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3R-SSQ : 15 January 2016), Frederick Alexander Ray, 07 Mar 1876; citing Birth, Tyendinaga Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,206.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD81-1KV : 21 January 2016), Frederick Alexander Ray and Una Grace Kotchapaw, 30 Nov 1907; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,530.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDBQ-K5T : 25 June 2015), Frederic A Ray, 14 May 1910; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1910 cn 3197, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,623.

British Columbia Archives; Ray, Frederick Alexander; File GR-1415.21679; http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/ray-frederick-alexander; Number Probate P – 01607; Reel B02549; first page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-6V5D?mode=g&i=1202&wc=M69N-GM9%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332668401&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897Z-6KH8?i=1226&wc=M69N-GM9%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332668401&cc=2014768.

 

Franklin James Ray (son of Grace Una Kotchapaw)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-1X3 : 30 September 2015), Franklin James Ray, 1910.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDTH-1X7 : 25 June 2015), Franklin James Ray, 05 Aug 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Yr 1910 cn 34454, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,632.

 

Bertrand William Ray (son of Grace Una Kotchapaw)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKB-1XQ : 30 September 2015), Bertrand William Ray, 1910.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDTH-1XQ : 25 June 2015), Bertrand William Ray, 08 Aug 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Yr 1910 cn 34455, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,632.

 

Margaret Jean (Betty) Woollard (daughter of Charles Woollard)

Whistler Archives, Betty Woollard Clarke, https://whistler.ica-atom.org/woollard-clarke-betty.

1921 Canada Census, Margaret Jean Woollard in household of Charles Woollard; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 21; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-510696; William Douglas W Clarke and Margaret Jean Woollard; date of marriage: June 28, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0026415c-bf77-47d5-b36d-f4801b2f2de3.

Photographs donated to Whistler museum by Betty Woollard Clarke; Fonds WA_2011_041 – Clarke fonds; https://whistler.ica-atom.org/clarke-fonds;rad?sf_culture=en.

Margaret Clarke; death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 4, 2002 and June 8, 2002; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-clarke&pid=157298305: “Clarke _ Margaret Jean (Betty) nee Woollard. On June 2nd, 2002 in New Westminster, in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband William Douglas Clarke and her daughter Susanne Mowat. She is survived by 3 children, Margaret Bellamy (Thomas), Stephen Clarke, and Nancy Clarke (Kenneth Ham). She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Douglas, Elizabeth, Kenneth, Sarah, Camille, Christopher and Ian, and by her sister Eleanor Philip. A family service will be held at Alta Lake.”

 

William Douglas Webb Clarke (husband of Margaret Jean Woollard)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-510696; William Douglas W Clarke and Margaret Jean Woollard; date of marriage: June 28, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0026415c-bf77-47d5-b36d-f4801b2f2de3.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLS-TRY : 30 September 2015), William Douglas Webb Clarke, 1986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/81df32a0-3b07-4fc1-864b-1d183204816a.

 

Grace Eleanor Woollard (daughter of Charles Woollard)

1921 Canada Census, Grace Eleanor Woollard in household of Charles Woollard; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 21; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Eleanor Grace (Woollard) Philip, death notice, Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, November 13 to November 14, 2009; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=eleanor-grace-philip-woollard&pid=135884881: “Philip Eleanor Grace (nee Woollard) Eleanor Grace Philip (nee Woollard) of West Vancouver died November 10, 2009 in her ninetieth year. She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Maison Philip, and by her daughter, Jane Philip, of North Vancouver. She is also survived by her two nieces, Margaret Bellamy and Nancy Clarke, by her nephew Stephen Clarke, and by their respective families. In her honour, a family gathering will be held at Alta Lake.”

 

John Maison Philip (husband of Eleanor Grace Woollard)

John Maison Philip, death notice, “Philip, John Maison of West Vancouver died on October 11th, 2011 in his 94th year. He is predeceased by his wife Eleanor in October 2009, his daughter Jane Philip in June 2011, and his sister Ann Smith in September 2009. Maison is survived by his nieces and nephew Margaret Bellamy, Stephen Clarke, Nancy Clarke and their families. At Maison’s request there will be a private service at Alta Lake.”

 

Charles Edward Doherty (hospital superintendent)

Lt. Col. Doherty: a man of faith, a man of strength; The B.C. Catholic, November 20, 2013; http://www.bccatholic.ca/the-news/3294-lt-col-doherty-a-man-of-faith-a-man-of-strength:“St. Peter’s Cemetery has some graves with a simple cross, others unmarked. One of the most striking, marked “DOHERTY,” has the inscription, “Erected in memory of / Lieut Col Charles E. Doherty C.A.M.C. Medical Superintendent / Provincial Mental Hospitals 1905 – 1920 / By His Fellow Workers / Aged 48 years.”

Charles Doherty was a family man born in 1873 in Ontario. In 1905 he married Ida Mary Elwena Martin, daughter of the owner of S.B. Martin cannery in Steveston, and together they had two sons and two daughters.

Their youngest son, Charles Edward Jr., worked as an attendant at the hospital until his death from leukemia on his 30th birthday. He is buried in Fraser Cemetery, just down the hill from St. Peter’s.

Their eldest son, Bill, became a newspaper reporter and is buried in his father’s plot, though his name is not on the marker.

Their eldest daughter, Sheila (Watson) became a well-known novelist, and their youngest, Norah, married David Mitchell, a contractor, and had five children.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-HMN : 30 September 2015), Charles Edward Doherty, 1920.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV9-1994 : 13 December 2015), Charles Edward Doherty, 1920; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 8203380, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8203380.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1B-67Q : 30 September 2015), Mary Ida Elwena Doherty, 1980. (wife of Charles Edward Doherty)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-LY5N : 19 September 2016), Mary Ida Elweena Martin Doherty, 1980; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery; citing record ID 168729328, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=168729328.

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