Canadian Builders Supply Company Limited

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 679.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 679.

Canadian Builders Supply Company Limited was a supplier of sand, gravel, lime, and crushed rock. Its offices were at 1901 Georgia Street from 1912 to 1914.

Daily Building Record (Vancouver, British Columbia), December 12, 1912, page 1, columns 5-6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177397#p0z1r0f:

Daily Building Record (Vancouver, British Columbia), December 12, 1912, page 1, columns 5-6; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177397#p0z1r0f:

Arthur Follett Paddon (1881-1923) was the secretary of the company. Further information appears on the page for A. F. Paddon and Company: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-p/a-f-paddon-and-company-arthur-follett-paddon-1881-1923/.

The manager of the company was Alpheus Spencer St. John, who was also with T.R. Nickson and Company Co. Ltd. Further information on T.R. Nickson appears on the page for Thomas Ralph Nickson (1882-1939): https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-n/nickson-thomas-ralph-1882-1939/.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1259.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1259.

After the company made an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, an auctioneer sold the company’s assets.

Vancouver Daily World, April 6, 1915, page 9, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, April 6, 1915, page 9, column 7.

 

Alpheus Spencer St. John

Alpheus Spencer St. John was born in St. Catharines, Ontario on March 26, 1886. His father was Alpheus Seymour St John (1850-1925).

On September 6, 1911, in Clayburn, British Columbia, Alpheus married Marguerite Aileen McLagan. She was born in Vancouver on January 1, 1892. Her parents were John Campbell Mclagan and Sarah Ann Maclure.

Vancouver Daily World, September 7, 1911, page 10, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, September 7, 1911, page 10, column 4.

In 1914, Alpheus and Marguerite moved to California. Alpheus worked as a rock salesman and later became a representative of an explosives business.

In 1924, Alpheus became a naturalized United States citizen.

Alpheus died in Los Angeles County on May 7, 1956. He was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Marguerite died in Los Angeles County on August 2, 1978. She was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Alpheus and Marguerite had the following children: Douglas, Geraldine, Marguerite, and Patricia.

 

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Alpheus Spencer St. John

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLF-Z2K : 3 August 2016), Alpheus B St John, St Catharines, Lincoln and Niagara, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148153.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-5MG : 21 January 2016), Alpheus Spencer St John and Marguerite Aileen Mclagan, 06 Sep 1911; citing Matsqui, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQ9-ZGLW : 9 October 2015), Alphus St John, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 355, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,155.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVK-12Q : 12 December 2014), Alpheus Spencer St John, 1917-1918; citing Los Angeles County no 5, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,531,197.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWM-6ZS : accessed 10 November 2017), Alphine S St John, Corona, Riverside, California, United States; citing  ED 137, sheet 6B, line 92, family 26, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 125; FHL microfilm 1,820,125.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 15; Microfilm Serial: M1524. Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alpheus Spencer St John; Gender: Male; Declaration Age: 38; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 26 Mar 1886; Birth Place: Canada; Arrival Year: 1914; Residence Place: California; Declaration Date: 27 Jun 1924; Declaration Place: California, USA; Spouse: Marguerite A St John; Court: District Court.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF2-DXD : accessed 10 November 2017), Alpheus St John, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 821, sheet 11A, line 29, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 124; FHL microfilm 2,339,859.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3R-5XR : 28 November 2014), Alpheus Spencer St John, 1931; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,558,371.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C2-Q89 : accessed 10 November 2017), Alpheus St John, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-173, sheet 17B, line 49, family 376, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 404.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DC-DVB : 8 November 2017), Alpheus Spencer St John, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPWW-XFQ : 26 November 2014), Alpheus S Stjohn, 07 May 1956; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2D-DCD7 : 13 December 2015), Alpheus S St. John, ; Burial, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Green Hills Memorial Park; citing record ID 71843653, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71843653.

 

Marguerite Aileen Mclagan (wife of Alpheus Spencer St. John)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1892-09-115794; Marguerite Aileen Mclagan; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13810; GSU Microfilm Number: 2114718; date of birth: January 1, 1892; place if birth: Vancouver.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-P42 : 27 April 2017), Marguerite E Mclagan in household of Sarah J Mclagan, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-5MK : 21 January 2016), Alpheus Spencer St John and Marguerite Aileen Mclagan, 06 Sep 1911; citing Matsqui, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWM-6Z3 : accessed 10 November 2017), Marguerito J St John in household of Alphine S St John, Corona, Riverside, California, United States; citing  ED 137, sheet 6B, line 93, family 26, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 125; FHL microfilm 1,820,125.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF2-DX6 : accessed 10 November 2017), Marguerite St John in household of Alpheus St John, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 821, sheet 11A, line 30, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 124; FHL microfilm 2,339,859.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C2-Q8S : accessed 10 November 2017), Marguerite St John in household of Alpheus St John, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-173, sheet 17B, line 50, family 376, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 404.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3R-5FS : 28 November 2014), Marguerite Aileen St John, 1941; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,558,371.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGT4-8N9 : 26 November 2014), Marguerite Aileen Stjohn, 02 Oct 1978; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2D-DC6X : 13 December 2015), Marguerite A St. John, ; Burial, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Green Hills Memorial Park; citing record ID 71843623, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71843623.

 

Douglas St. John (son of Alpheus Spencer St. John)

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQ9-ZPX7 : 9 October 2015), Douglas Spencer St John, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 355, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,155.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWM-6ZQ : accessed 10 November 2017), Douglas S St John in household of Alphine S St John, Corona, Riverside, California, United States; citing  ED 137, sheet 6B, line 94, family 26, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 125; FHL microfilm 1,820,125.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF2-DXX : accessed 10 November 2017), Douglas I St John in household of Alpheus St John, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 821, sheet 11A, line 31, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 124; FHL microfilm 2,339,859.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9QJ-YRJ : accessed 10 November 2017), Duglas St John, Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 10-72, sheet 3B, line 64, family 65, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 202.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTZD-C8P : 23 May 2014), Douglas S Stjohn, Residence, Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP97-3P1 : 26 November 2014), Douglas S Stjohn, 03 May 1989; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J119-JZH : 20 May 2014), Douglas S St John, 03 May 1989; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Geraldine St. John (daughter of Alpheus Spencer St. John)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGHW-GZH : 27 November 2014), Geraldin C Stjohn, 06 Nov 1916; citing Riverside, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWM-6Z7 : accessed 10 November 2017), Geraldine C St John in household of Alphine S St John, Corona, Riverside, California, United States; citing  ED 137, sheet 6B, line 95, family 26, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 125; FHL microfilm 1,820,125.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF2-DXF : accessed 10 November 2017), Geraldine S St John in household of Alpheus St John, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 821, sheet 11A, line 32, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 124; FHL microfilm 2,339,859.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9Q2-GJ4 : accessed 10 November 2017), Geraldine C St John in household of Elizabeth Cole, Fresno City, Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 10-42, sheet 2A, line 2, family 32, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 201.

 

Marguerite Winslow St. John (daughter of Alpheus Spencer St. John)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWM-6ZW : accessed 10 November 2017), Marguerito St John in household of Alphine S St John, Corona, Riverside, California, United States; citing  ED 137, sheet 6B, line 96, family 26, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 125; FHL microfilm 1,820,125.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF2-DXN : accessed 10 November 2017), Marguerite W St John in household of Alpheus St John, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 821, sheet 11A, line 33, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 124; FHL microfilm 2,339,859.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C2-Q83 : accessed 10 November 2017), Marguerite St John in household of Alpheus St John, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-173, sheet 17B, line 51, family 376, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 404.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K826-N14 : 5 August 2017), Alpheus S St John in entry for Carl John Rausch and Marguerite Winslow St John, 02 Mar 1943; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,135,132.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VM4P-F36 : 20 May 2014), Marguerite Winslow Rausch, 19 Oct 2007; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Patricia St. John (daughter of Alpheus Spencer St. John)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG81-S4Z : 27 November 2014), Patricia Stjohn, 03 Oct 1922; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF2-DXJ : accessed 10 November 2017), Patricia M St John in household of Alpheus St John, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 821, sheet 11A, line 34, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 124; FHL microfilm 2,339,859.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C2-Q8Q : accessed 10 November 2017), Patricia St John in household of Alpheus St John, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-173, sheet 17B, line 52, family 376, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 404.