Spence & Wiles

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 946.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 946.

Spence & Wiles was a firm of furniture manufacturers at 1842 Georgia Street in 1920 and 1921.

One of the partners in the business was John (“Jack”) Spence (1889-1974). It appears that the other partner was William Henry Wiles (1849-1934).

They advertised their business in the classified sections of Vancouver newspapers.

Vancouver Daily World, April 17, 1920, page 26, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, April 17, 1920, page 26, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, July 26, 1920, page 17, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, July 26, 1920, page 17, column 3.

Spence & Wiles dissolved their partnership in May 1921, and Jack Spence took over the business.

British Columbia Gazette, June 2, 1921, page 1888, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett61nogove_p7v9#page/1888/mode/1up.

British Columbia Gazette, June 2, 1921, page 1888, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/governmentgazett61nogove_p7v9#page/1888/mode/1up.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 1106 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 1106 [edited image].

Sources

John (“Jack”) Spence

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-KJT : 11 March 2018), Jack Spence and Jessie Wilson, 24 Sep 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL11-SRX : 8 November 2017), Jack Spence, 1974; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/34fa71ac-87ee-41b4-aa1f-a733ea31c7e4.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7T-QZ3D : 16 March 2018), Jack  Spence, 1974; Burial, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, North Vancouver Cemetery; citing record ID 177721088, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177721088: “Jack Spence; Birth: 20 Apr 1889, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Death: 19 Dec 1974 (aged 85), Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: North Vancouver Cemetery, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: block 711 lot 3; Memorial ID: 177721088.”

 

Jessie Wilson (wife of John (“Jack”) Spence)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-KJP : 11 March 2018), Jack Spence and Jessie Wilson, 24 Sep 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBY-G9P : 8 November 2017), Jessie Spence, 1977; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/17a7598f-072d-4c50-b8b7-1329b0730af8.

 

William Henry Wiles

William Henry Wiles (1848–1934); Birth 26 DEC 1848, Vaughan, Ontario; Death: 14 MARCH 1934, Eburne, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-YDG : 16 March 2018), William H Wilis, 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:FLGF-329 : 8 November 2017), William Henry Wiles, 1934.

 

Catherine Gordon (wife of William Henry Wiles)

Catherine Gordon (1856–1928); Birth: JANUARY 1856, Elora, Wellington, Ontario, Canada; Death: 17 DEC 1928, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-YDP : 16 March 2018), Catherine Wilis in entry for William H Wilis, 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:FLGQ-LH3 : 8 November 2017), Catherine Wiles, 1928.