Dollar Wood Yard

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 536.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 536.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 543.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 543.

The Dollar Wood Yard was at 1903 Georgia Street from 1920 to 1924. Mark Vincent Drower was the manager.

In 1923, Robert Dixon and Gordon Dixon were listed as the owners of the business.

 

Mark Vincent Drower

Family Background

Mark Vincent Drower was born in Chard, Somerset, England, on August 9, 1868. His parents were Mark Drower (1833-1901), a grocer and ironmonger, and Susan Buckland (1842-1874).

The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Exeter, England), November 10, 1865; page 5, column 4.

The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Exeter, England), November 10, 1865; page 5, column 4.

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\chard/2/1/20. Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Mark Vincent Drower; Baptism Date: 1 Sep 1868; Baptism Place: Chard, Somerset, England; Parish as it Appears: Chard; Father: Mark Drower; Mother: Susan Drower.

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\chard/2/1/20. Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Mark Vincent Drower; Baptism Date: 1 Sep 1868; Baptism Place: Chard, Somerset, England; Parish as it Appears: Chard; Father: Mark Drower; Mother: Susan Drower.

The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Exeter, England), August 14, 1868; page 5; column 5.

The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Exeter, England), August 14, 1868; page 5; column 5.

The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Exeter, England), July 17, 1874; page 5.

The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (Exeter, England), July 17, 1874; page 5.

 

Mark Vincent Drower

Mark Vincent Drower lived with his father until the early 1890s, and he worked as a grocer.

On August 16, 1893, in Chard, Mark Vincent Drower married Alice Mary Lawrence. She was born in Cricket St Thomas, Somersetshire, about 1870. Her parents were Joseph Lawrence (1836-possibly 1909) and Alice Hurford Bowditch (1837–1898).

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\chard/2/1/11. Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Mark Vincent Drower; Gender: Male; Age: 25; Birth Year: abt 1868; Marriage or Bann Date: 16 Aug 1893; Marriage Place: Chard, Somerset, England; Parish as it Appears: Chard; Father: Mark Drower; Spouse: Alice Mary Lawrence.

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\chard/2/1/11. Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Mark Vincent Drower; Gender: Male; Age: 25; Birth Year: abt 1868; Marriage or Bann Date: 16 Aug 1893; Marriage Place: Chard, Somerset, England; Parish as it Appears: Chard; Father: Mark Drower; Spouse: Alice Mary Lawrence.

In 1901, Mark and Alice were living in Chard. Mark was an ironmonger and grocer.

In 1910, Mark was an executor of the will of Mary Frances Hurford Higgins. Mark was an ironmonger, living in Chard.

Mark Vincent Drower, co- executor of the will of Mary Frances Hurford Higgins, The London Gazette, May 3, 1910, page 3122; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28362/page/3122/data.pdf.

Mark Vincent Drower, co- executor of the will of Mary Frances Hurford Higgins, The London Gazette, May 3, 1910, page 3122; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28362/page/3122/data.pdf.

Mark first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1912. He was living at 311 East 11th Avenue and working as a clerk with the British Columbia Electric Railway.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, part 1, page 723.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, part 1, page 723.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 311 East 11th Avenue
1913 1030 McLean Drive
1914 to 1916 2275 York Street
1917 to 1918 2184 York Street (listed as Mark V. Drowe in 1918 Vancouver names)
1919 to 1920 2135 West Sixth Avenue
1921 to 1933 2850 West 34th Avenue (listed as Drower, — in 1921)

Mark worked for the Dollar Wood Yard until about 1927. He later became a clerk for Rat Portage Wood and Coal Company.

Mark died in Vancouver on June 27, 1933. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Alice moved to England in 1934. It appears that she died in Newton Abbott, Devonshire, in 1949.

Mark and Alice had the following children.

 

Mark Gerald Drower

Mark Gerald Drower was born in Chard, Somerset, on May 20, 1894. (He was often called “Gerald.”)

He worked as a meter reader for the British Columbia Electric Railway.

He never married.

On September 19, 1915, in Vancouver, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War.

He was wounded while serving in France, and he died on April 10, 1917. He was buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension in Pas-de-Calais, France.

 

Stanley Vincent Drower

Stanley Vincent Drower was born in Chard, Somerset, in 1895. He died in Chard later that year.

 

Robert and Gordon Dixon

Robert Dixon and Gordon Dixon were brothers. Their parents were Sylvester Dixon (1838-1920) and Jane Brown (1843-1926).

Robert Dixon was born on September 2, 1867. He died in Vancouver on March 14, 1941. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Gordon Dixon was born in New Brunswick on December 23, 1874.

He died in Vancouver on February 4, 1955. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Sources: Mark Vincent Drower

Mark Drower (father of Mark Vincent Drower)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWKS-1QS : 30 December 2014, Mark Drower, 25 May 1833); citing COLYTON,DEVON,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 962,973.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQTK-XVV : 12 November 2017), Mark Drower in household of John Drower, Colyton, Devon, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGNR-4N9 : 9 November 2017), Mark Drower in household of Jno Drower, Colyton, Devon, England; citing Colyton, Devon, England, p. 40, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DWS-WWX : 13 December 2014), Mark Drower, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 4, vol. 5C, p. 855, Chard, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX1Y-FZ2 : 10 December 2014), Mark Drower and Susan Buckland, 22 Oct 1865; citing Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, reference item 14 p202, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJL-9GS : 12 November 2017), Mark Drower, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D53-G9Y : 13 December 2014), Mark Drower, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 3, vol. 5C, p. 467, Taunton, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q276-W19J : 12 November 2017), Mark Drower, Chard Municipal Borough, Somerset, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 31, Piece/Folio 2386/52, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,721.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPLT-16Z : 25 October 2017), Mark Drower, Chard, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NG1-VJZ : 31 December 2014), Mark Drower, 1901; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chertsey, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Louise Hurford (wife of Mark Drower)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5Q-61L : 13 December 2014), Louisa Hurford, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 3, vol. 5C, p. 467, Taunton, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q276-W1S7 : 12 November 2017), Louisa Drower in household of Mark Drower, Chard Municipal Borough, Somerset, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 31, Piece/Folio 2386/52, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,721.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPLY-Q3Z : 25 October 2017), Louisa Drower in household of Mark Drower, Chard, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XM-PZ4 : 8 April 2016), Louisa Drower, Horsell, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chobham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N1T-NQM : 31 December 2014), Louisa Drower, 1913; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chertsey, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Susan Buckland (wife of Mark Drower)

Susan Buckland (1842–1874); Birth ABT 1842, Chard, Somerset, England; Death SEP 1874, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, United Kingdom (ancestry.ca).

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX1Y-FZ2 : 10 December 2014), Mark Drower and Susan Buckland, 22 Oct 1865; citing Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, reference item 14 p202, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX1Y-FZK : 10 December 2014), Mark Drower and Susan Buckland, 22 Oct 1865; citing Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, reference item 14 p202, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D71-J2M : 13 December 2014), Susan Buckland, 1865; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1865, quarter 4, vol. 5C, p. 855, Chard, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JJZ-4CV : 31 December 2014), Susan Drower, 1874; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chard, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDQP-H3R : 24 December 2014), Susan Drower, burial 17 Jul 1874; citing  Chard, Somerset, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

 

Mark Vincent Drower

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XQJ-VT6 : 1 October 2014), Mark Vincent Drower, 1868; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chard, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJL-9GQ : 12 November 2017), Mark V Drower in entry for Mark Drower, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q276-W1SY : 12 November 2017), Mark Vincent Drower in household of Mark Drower, Chard Municipal Borough, Somerset, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 31, Piece/Folio 2386/52, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,721.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPLY-Z3Z : 25 October 2017), Mark V Drower in household of Mark Drower, Chard, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX1T-2JM : 10 December 2014), Mark Vincent Drower and Alice Mary Lawrence, 16 Aug 1893; citing Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, reference item 15 & 16 p6, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS88-S7F : 8 April 2016), Mark V Drower, Chard Borough, Somersetshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chard subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Membership Registers: Country U 1823-1952 to Country V 1953-2069; Reel Number: 50. Ancestry.com. England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Mark Vincent Drower; Gender: Male; Initiation Date: 1906; Year Range: 1910-1921; Lodge: Lodge Prudence and Industry; Lodge Location: Chard Somersetshire; Lodge Number: 1953; Folio Number: 1.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL54-HX1 : 8 November 2017), Mark Vincent Drower, 1933.

 

Joseph Lawrence (father of Alice Mary Lawrence)

Joseph Lawrence (1836–); Birth 1836, Merriott, Somerset, England; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVFG-85Y : 10 December 2014), Joseph Lawrence and Alice Harford Bonditch, 07 Dec 1858; citing Misterton, Somerset, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,681.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJ2-YCV : 12 November 2017), Joseph Lawrence, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPLT-CPZ : 25 October 2017), Joseph Lawrence, Chard, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J7W-BGY : 31 December 2014), Joseph Lawrence, 1909; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wells, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

 

Alice Hurford Bowditch (mother of Alice Mary Lawrence)

Alice Hurford Bowditch (1837–1898); Birth ABT 1837, Misterton, Dorset, England; Death 1898, Chard, Dorset, England (ancestry.ca).

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVFG-85R : 10 December 2014), Joseph Lawrence and Alice Harford Bonditch, 07 Dec 1858; citing Misterton, Somerset, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,681.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJ2-YCK : 12 November 2017), Alice Henford Lawrence in entry for Joseph Lawrence, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPLT-X6Z : 25 October 2017), Alice H Lawrence in household of Joseph Lawrence, Chard, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JYN-D8Y : 31 December 2014), Alice Harford Lawrence, 1898; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chard, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Alice Mary Lawrence (wife of Mark Vincent Drower)

Alice Mary Lawrence (1870–1949); Birth 1870, Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, England Jun Qtr Chard; Death 1949, Newton Abbot, Devon, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJ2-YCL : 12 November 2017), Mary Alice Lawrence in entry for Joseph Lawrence, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPLT-K2M : 25 October 2017), Alice M Lawrence in household of Joseph Lawrence, Chard, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX1T-2N1 : 10 December 2014), Mark Vincent Drower and Alice Mary Lawrence, 16 Aug 1893; citing Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, reference item 15 & 16 p6, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS88-S7N : 8 April 2016), Alice M Drower in household of Mark V Drower, Chard Borough, Somersetshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chard subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 1055; Item: 44. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Alice M Drower; Birth Date: abt 1870; Age: 64; Port of Departure: Quebec, Canada; Arrival Date: 24 Aug 1934; Port of Arrival: Southampton, England; Ports of Voyage: Cherbourg; Ship Name: Empress of Britain; Official Number: 162582.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHY-2HLX : 4 September 2014), Alice M Drower, 1949; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHY-2HLF : 4 September 2014), Mary A Drower, 1949; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Mark Gerald Drower (son of Mark Vincent Drower)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX2F-9Q4 : 30 December 2014, Mark Gerald Drower, ); citing Chard, Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F9P-K5B : 1 October 2014), Mark Gerald Drower, 1894; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chard, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS88-S7J : 8 April 2016), Mark G Drower in household of Mark V Drower, Chard Borough, Somersetshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chard subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Drower, Gerald; Regimental Number: 129509; Date of Birth: 20/05/1894; Reference:  RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2675 – 20; Item Number: 367479; 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=367479. Digitized service file: B2675-S020; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2675-S020.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Mark Gerald Drower; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/469895: “In memory of Private Mark Gerald Drower, April 10, 1917. Military Service: Service Number: 129509; Age: 23; Force: Army; Unit: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment); Division: “A” Coy. 72nd Bn. Additional Information: Son of Mark V. and Alice M. Drower, of Chard, Somerset, England. Burial Information: Cemetery: Barlin Communal Cemetery ; Pas de Calais, France; Grave Reference: I. H. 2.; Location: Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The Barlin Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-RDXQ : 11 July 2016), Mark Gerald  Drower, 1917; Burial, Barlin, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension; citing record ID 56514018, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56514018: “Pvt Mark Gerald Drower; Birth unknown; Death 10 Apr 1917; Burial  Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension  Barlin, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France; Plot I. H. 2; Memorial ID 56514018.

 

Stanley Vincent Drower (son of Mark Vincent Drower)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX2X-TYL : 30 December 2014, Stanley Vincent Drower, ); citing Chard, Charlton-Mackrell, Somerset, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,463.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F3P-M7Y : 1 October 2014), Stanley Vincent Drower, 1895; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chard, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JP7-8YR : 31 December 2014), Stanley Vincent Drower, 1895; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chard, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Sources: Robert Dixon and Gordon Dixon

Sylvester Dixon (father of Robert Dixon and Gordon Dixon)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV66-TB7 : 30 June 2017), Sylvester Dickson, Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK6-1LV : 3 August 2016), Sylvester Dixon, Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148102; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148102-00345.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-J4RM : 6 March 2015), Silvester Dixon and Jane Brown, 25 Dec 1862; citing Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 10, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,797.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-RM3 : 8 November 2017), Sylvester Dixon, 1920.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-39MZ : 13 December 2015), Sylvester Dixon, 1920; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26251749, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26251749: “Sylvester Dixon; Birth unknown; Death 12 Mar 1920; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot JONES/*/05/016/0016; Memorial ID 26251749.”

 

Jane Brown (mother of Robert Dixon and Gordon Dixon)

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-J4R9 : 6 March 2015), Silvester Dixon and Jane Brown, 25 Dec 1862; citing Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada, p. 10, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 845,797.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV66-TBW : 30 June 2017), Jane Dickson in household of Sylvester Dickson, Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK6-1LK : 3 August 2016), Jane Dixon, Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148102; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148102-00345.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-YX8 : 8 November 2017), Jane Dixon, 1926.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3MTY : 13 December 2015), Jane Dixon, 1926; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26251748, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26251748: “Jane Dixon; Birth unknown; Death 25 Mar 1926; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot JONES/*/05/016/0015; Memorial ID 26251748.

 

Robert Dixon

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV66-TBC : 30 June 2017), Robert Dickson in household of Sylvester Dickson, Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-TF9 : 15 July 2016), Robert Dixon, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGK-4XB : 8 November 2017), Robert Dixon, 1941.

 

Gordon Dixon

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV66-TB8 : 30 June 2017), Gordan A. Dickson in household of Sylvester Dickson, Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR5-NWZ : 8 November 2017), Gordon Dixon, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bc84c34b-9656-4cc8-9492-c2b98e8f2405

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3MTM : 13 December 2015), Gordon Dixon, 1955; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26251744, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26251744: “Gordon Dixon; Birth unknown; Death 4 Feb 1955; Burial  Mountain View Cemetery  Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot JONES/*/05/016/0001; Memorial ID 26251744.