Vancouver Pipe and Foundry Company

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 624.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 624.

The Vancouver Pipe and Foundry Company was at 1827 Georgia Street from 1906 to 1909.

The manager of the company was Charles Arthur Pollard Godson.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 357.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 357.

Northern Who's Who; A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, 1916, page 281; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/281/mode/1up.

Northern Who’s Who; A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, 1916, page 281; https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/281/mode/1up.

Charles Arthur Pollard Godson was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 15, 1868. His parents were Thomas Godson (1842-1929) and Margaret Matilda Hutty (1847-1911).

Toronto Globe, January 14, 1929, page 14, column 1.

Toronto Globe, January 14, 1929, page 14, column 1.

Toronto Globe, September 22, 1911, page 8, column 7.

Toronto Globe, September 22, 1911, page 8, column 7.

Charles went to school in Toronto. In 1889 he travelled to Victoria, British Columbia, where he was a manufacturers’ agent and hardware dealer.

In 1898 he moved to Vancouver to establish a local branch of the James Robertson Company Limited.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 164.

Vancouver City Directory, 1899-1900, page 164.

On June 27, 1899, in Victoria, British Columbia, Charles married Annette May Seabrook. She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on January 19, 1868. Her parents were Roads Seabrook (1838-1921) and Louise Annette Holloway (1841-1911). Roads Seabrook was a vice president of R.P. Rithet Limited in Victoria.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 28, 1899, page 3, column 1; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18990628uvic/18990628#page/n2/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 28, 1899, page 3, column 1; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18990628uvic/18990628#page/n2/mode/1up.

Charles was interested in many sports, including cycling, lacrosse, yachting and golf. He was a member of the Vancouver Club, the Jericho Golf and Country Club and the Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club. He also belonged to the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.).

Charles was part of the Robertson-Godson Company Limited, which dealt in metal products. (This company was associated with the James Robertson Company.)

Vancouver Daily World, October 31, 1901, page 5, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Daily World, October 31, 1901, page 5, columns 1-2.

The Vancouver Pipe and Foundry Company was at 1827 Georgia Street from about 1906 to about 1909. The company later moved to the west side of Nanaimo Street, near East 26th Avenue in South Vancouver.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1276 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1276 [edited image].

Who Makes What in British Columbia, Manufacturers Association of British Columbia, 1914, page 31; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_990098#page/n37/mode/1up.

Who Makes What in British Columbia, Manufacturers Association of British Columbia, 1914, page 31; https://archive.org/stream/cihm_990098#page/n37/mode/1up.

Around 1915, some of Charles’s businesses were in difficulty. One of his creditors obtained a significant judgment against him.

Vancouver Daily World, July 2, 1915, page 16, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, July 2, 1915, page 16, column 4.

Annette died in Vancouver on October 30, 1916. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, October 31, 1916, page 13, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, October 31, 1916, page 13, column 1.

In 1919, John Spottiswood Tait purchased the Vancouver Pipe and Foundry Company and re-named it the Tait Pipe and Foundry Company. (Further information appears on the page for John Spottiswood Tait: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-t/tait-john-spottiswood-1875-1951/.)

Charles was the executor of Annette’s estate.

Vancouver Daily World, February 14, 1920, page 15, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, February 14, 1920, page 15, column 3.

In the early 1920s, Charles often travelled in western Canada, along with his daughter, Joy.

Vancouver Daily World, August 22, 1922, page 7, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, August 22, 1922, page 7, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, May 30, 1923, page 7, column 4; [Note: correct address is 1331 Pendrell Street].

Vancouver Daily World, May 30, 1923, page 7, column 4; [Note: correct address is 1331 Pendrell Street].

Vancouver Daily World, October 1, 1923, page 7, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 1, 1923, page 7, column 3.

Charles died in Vancouver on July 13, 1926. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Toronto Globe, July 15, 1926, page 10, column 4.

Toronto Globe, July 15, 1926, page 10, column 4.

Charles’s net estate was about $160,000.

Toronto Globe, September 6, 1926, page 3; column 5.

Toronto Globe, September 6, 1926, page 3; column 5.

Charles and Annette had a daughter.

 

Joy Annette May Godson

Joy Annette May Godson was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on July 28, 1915.

After her father died in 1926, Joy went to Europe for several months.

Toronto Globe, March 31, 1927, page 14, column 3.

Toronto Globe, March 31, 1927, page 14, column 3.

She returned to Vancouver in the summer of 1927.

The Gazette (Montreal), June 11, 1927, page 8, column 5.

The Gazette (Montreal), June 11, 1927, page 8, column 5.

Joy later married Arthur Hugo Ray, who was a lawyer.

BC and Yukon Directory, 1935, page 1342.

BC and Yukon Directory, 1935, page 1342.

He was born in London, England (or Brentford, Middlesex) on December 30, 1903. His parents were Arthur Charles Le Plastier Ray and Marie Elizabeth Peareth (née Hansen).

Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Marriages, 1848-1955 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Description: Series 02, Register 1897-1903; Reference Number: M2/16. Name: Arthur Charles Le Plastier Ray; Gender: Male; Age: 33; Birth Year: abt 1864; Record Type: Marriage; Event Date: 20 Dec 1897; Event Place: Melbourne, Bourke, Victoria, Australia; Spouse: Marie Elizabeth Peareth; Spouse Gender: Female; Spouse Age: 30; Father: Henry Nathaniel Ray; Mother: Maria Josephine Plastier; Spouse Father: Hans Henrich Nicholaus Hansen; Spouse Mother: Marie Von Strave; Parish as it Appears: St Peter; Parish or Mission: St Peter's Eastern Hill.

Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, St. Peter’s Eastern Hill, Marriages, 1848-1955 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Description: Series 02, Register 1897-1903; Reference Number: M2/16. Name: Arthur Charles Le Plastier Ray; Gender: Male; Age: 33; Birth Year: abt 1864; Record Type: Marriage; Event Date: 20 Dec 1897; Event Place: Melbourne, Bourke, Victoria, Australia; Spouse: Marie Elizabeth Peareth; Spouse Gender: Female; Spouse Age: 30; Father: Henry Nathaniel Ray; Mother: Maria Josephine Plastier; Spouse Father: Hans Henrich Nicholaus Hansen; Spouse Mother: Marie Von Strave; Parish as it Appears: St Peter; Parish or Mission: St Peter’s Eastern Hill.

Arthur and Joy lived together until about 1947.

In 1948 they were living at separate addresses.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 773 [selected and edited image].

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 773 [selected and edited image].

By 1949, Hugo was married to Rhoda Mavis Gavin, a daughter of Francis John Gavin, who lived at 1934 Haro Street from 1905 to 1913.

Hugo died in Vancouver on February 10, 1962.

Joy did not re-marry. She died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on January 23, 1995.

 

Sources

Thomas Godson (father of Charles Arthur Pollard Godson)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7W-6CZ : 5 September 2017), Thomas Godson, St Patrick, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1108-1109, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,839.

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1921 Canada Census, Thomas Godson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 90; Census Place: Ward 4, Toronto North, Ontario; Page Number: 12. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKZT-5FH : 8 March 2018), Thomas Godson, 13 Jan 1929; citing York, Ontario, Canada, 1474, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,210,915.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-HBRG : 13 December 2015), Thomas Godson, 1925 [sic]; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Saint James Cemetery; citing record ID 126096383, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126096383: “Thomas Godson; Birth: unknown; Death: 15 Jan 1929; Burial: Saint James Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 126096383.”

 

Margaret Matilda Hutty (mother of Charles Arthur Pollard Godson)

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2YM-VLQV : 17 March 2018), Thomas Godson and Margt Mchutty, 03 Aug 1865; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,065.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFW-HR9 : 11 March 2018), Matilda Godson, Yorkville, York East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 133; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13248, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,884.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGX-2SR : 3 August 2016), Margaret Godson, St Patricks Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148174.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FY-NHZ : 9 March 2018), Margaret Ann Godson, 19 Sep 1911; citing Port Carling, Muskoka, Ontario, yr 1911 cn 19707, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,735.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-HBRK : 13 December 2015), Margaret Matilda Godson, 1911; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Saint James Cemetery; citing record ID 126096319, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126096319: “Margaret Matilda Godson; Birth: unknown; Death: 19 Sep 1911; Burial: Saint James Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 126096319.”

 

Charles Arthur Pollard Godson

Charles A Godson, in A History of British Columbia, by R.E. Gosnell; Hill Binding Company, 1906, pages 580-581; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/580/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/581/mode/1up.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43R-MFY : 11 March 2018), Charles Godson in household of Margret Godson, St Partick’s Ward, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 80, line 7; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9970, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,300.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFW-HR3 : 11 March 2018), Charles Godson, Yorkville, York East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 133; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13248, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,884.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8H-GX3 : 11 March 2018), Charles Arthur Godsen and Annette May Seabrook, 27 Jun 1899; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-T4R : 18 March 2018), Charles A Godson, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 23, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MBLQ : 16 March 2018), Charles Godson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Charles A Godson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8. 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:FL24-1YW : 8 November 2017), Charles Arthur Pollard Godson, 1926.

“C.A. Godson Passed Away in Hospital; Well-known Business Man of Vancouver Ill Only Three Weeks,” Vancouver Province, July 13, 1926, page 17.

“Death Calls C.A. Godson,” Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1926, page 16.

Charles Arthur Godson, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 13, 1926, page 14; Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1926, page 12.

Charles Arthur Godson, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 14, 1926, page 21; Vancouver Sun, July 14, 1926, page 14: “Godson—At the Vancouver General Hospital, July 13, 1926, Charles Arthur Godson, in his 59th year. Funeral will be held Thursday, 15th instant, at 2:30 p.m., from St. Paul’s Church. Center & Hanna in charge of arrangements.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3DXP : 13 December 2015), Charles A. Godson, 1926; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26299181, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26299181: “Charles Arthur Godson; Birth: 15 May 1868, Ontario, Canada; Death: 13 Jul 1926 (aged 58), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/39/006/0002; Memorial ID: 26299181.”

British Columbia Supreme Court Wills; Reference code: AAAJ3529; GODSON Charles A Pollard; Alpha-numeric designations: 14738; File location: Box B08969; General note: GSU microfilm 2022574; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/godson-charles-pollard; first page of will: image 725 of 2424: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9S6-M71Q?i=724&wc=M6VR-429%3A285567101%2C285573301&cc=2001882; last page of will: image 730 of 2424; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89S6-M7Y1?i=729&wc=M6VR-429%3A285567101%2C285573301&cc=2001882.

 

Roads Seabrook (father of Annette May Seabrook)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3VVT : 16 March 2018), Roads Seabrook, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG9-DFM : 8 November 2017), Roads Seabrook, 1921.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-75DZ : 15 March 2018), Roads Seabrook, Death 1921, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 09 Aug 1921; FHL microfilm 2,218,893.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-2CR6 : 13 December 2015), Roads Seabrook, 1921; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121313380, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121313380: “Roads Seabrook; Birth: 19 May 1838, Ontario, Canada; Death: 7 Aug 1921 (aged 83); Burial: Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Block: T Plot: 26 W 46; Memorial ID: 121313380.”

 

Louise Annette Holloway (mother of Annette May Seabrook)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MBLC : 16 March 2018), Annette Seabrook in entry for Charles Godson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-2CRZ : 13 December 2015), Louise Annette Seabrook, 1911; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121313370, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121313370: Louise Annette Seabrook; Birth: unknown; London, City of London, Greater London, England; Death: 10 Oct 1911; Burial: Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Block: T Plot: 25 W 46; Memorial ID: 121313370.”

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QM2L : 15 March 2018), Louise Annette Seabrook, Death , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 13 Oct 1911; FHL microfilm 2,218,777.

 

Annette May Seabrook (wife of Charles Arthur Pollard Godson)

British Columbia Baptisms; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16224; Annette Mary Seabrook; date of baptism: January 5, 1870; place of baptism: Victoria; denomination: Presbyterian; church name: St. Andrews; Other Location: Victoria; birth date: January 19, 1868.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8H-GXM : 11 March 2018), Charles Arthur Godsen and Annette May Seabrook, 27 Jun 1899; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MBL7 : 16 March 2018), Annette Godson in entry for Charles Godson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-FLW : 8 November 2017), Anetta Mary Godson, 1916.

Annette May Godson, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 31, 1916, page 17, column 1; Vancouver Daily World, October 31, 1916, page 13, column 1.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-Q1RD : 15 March 2018), Annette May Seabrook Godson, Death , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 04 Nov 1916; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

Vancouver Supreme Court probate/estate files; Probate P – 06443; microfilm reel: B08433; GR-1415.9266: Godson, Annette May; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/godson-annette-may-3; first page of probate file: image 2611 of 2917: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897Z-VZJR?i=2610&wc=M69J-9NG%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333283201&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: image 2636 of 2917; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-VCYB?i=2635&wc=M69J-9NG%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333283201&cc=2014768.

 

Bagster Roads Seabrook (brother of Annette May Seabrook)

British Columbia’s Pioneer Inventor, by Valerie Green, B C Historical News, Volume 23, No. 1, Winter 1990, pages 5-7; https://open.library.ubc.ca/media/download/pdf/bch/1.0190637/0. [includes family history].

 

Joy May Annette Godson (daughter of Charles Arthur Pollard Godson)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MBLW : 16 March 2018), Joy Godson in entry for Charles Godson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Joy Godson in household of Charles A Godson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Joy A M Godson; Arrival Age: 21; Birth Date: abt 1906; Port of Departure: Vancouver, British Columbia; Arrival date: 14 Jan 1927; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ports of Voyage: Portland; Los Angeles; Ship Name: Lochkatrine; Shipping line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; Official Number: 146228.

Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Name: Joy Godson; Gender: Female; Arrival Age: 23; Birth Year: abt 1905; Birth Country: Canada; Departure Port: Liverpool, England; Arrival date: 8 Dec 1928; Arrival Port: St John, New Brunswick, Canada; Vessel: Atholl.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1995-09-001618; Joy Annette May Ray; date of death: January 23, 1995; place of death: North Vancouver; age at death: 89; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/938bf9fe-291f-4592-8bcf-f833f4c18a7f; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/45b9b241-d69e-4c5a-bf8f-825644949395.

 

Arthur Hugo Ray (husband of Joy May Annette Godson)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F6L-WG9 : 1 October 2014), Arthur Hugo Le P Ray, 1904; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Brentford, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census; Arthur H. Ray in household of Arthur C LeP Ray [indexed as Arthur C Leo Ray], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQQ-DZN : 13 March 2018), Arthur Hugo Ray, 1934; citing Immigration, ship name Winnipeg, NARA microfilm publication M1764 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 51; FHL microfilm 1,734,655.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV98-741J : 16 March 2018), Arthur Hugo Ray, 1951; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRL-8MN : 8 November 2017), Arthur Hugo Ray, 1962; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/028ff5f5-a2cd-4406-9dba-97d1cd458a00.

“Lawyer Hugo Ray dead at age 58,” Vancouver Province, February 12, 1962, page 9 (includes photograph of Hugo Ray). “. . . Hugo Ray, QC, 58, authority on municipal affairs and former West Vancouver reeve, died in hospital at the weekend. . . . A partner in the law firm of Bull, Housser, Tupper, Ray, Guy &Merritt, Mr. Ray was elected president of the Vancouver Bar Association in 1959. . . . He was born in London, England, and was brought to Vancouver in infancy. He was educated at public and private schools in Vancouver and Victoria. Mr. Ray and his family were survivors of the 1951 burning off Oregon of the Danish ship Erria when 11 died, including five from B.C. Family: Wife, Rhoda, four sons, Martin, Julian, John and Kenneth; two daughters, Wendy and Brenda; brother, Gerald, in San Francisco. . . .”

Hugo Ray, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 12, 1962, page 28; Vancouver Province, February 13, 1962, page 20; Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1962, page 32; Vancouver Sun, February 13, 1962, page 24: “Ray—Passed away in St. Paul’s hospital February 10, 1962, Arthur Hugo Ray, Q.C., of 320 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver, in his 59th year. Survived by his loving wife, Rhoda, at home, and 6 children; 1 brother in San Francisco, California. Funeral service Wednesday, February 14, at 1:30 p.m., in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of Pendrell and Jervis St., Rev. J.A.G. Wilson and Rev. J.W. Ellis officiating. Interment in Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to the Children’s Hospital would be appreciated. Nunn & Thomson Funeral Directors.”

The Advocate, volume 20, part 3 (May-June 1962), page 116: “Nos Disparus,” Hugo Ray (includes photograph of Hugo Ray): Hugo Ray, Queen’s Counsel—Public Servant, Bar association executive, a keen and respected lawyer and advocate. [Includes brief biography].