1890 Comox Street

1890 Comox Street - about 1910 - detail from postcard - Gilford Street - Vancouver BC - Valentine and Sons Publishing Co

1890 Comox Street – about 1910 – detail from postcard – Gilford Street – Vancouver BC – Valentine and Sons Publishing Co.

 

1890 Comox Street - about 1940 - detail from Rooftop view looking North from Sylvia Court - Vancouver Public Library - VPL Accession Number 4463

1890 Comox Street – about 1940 – detail from Rooftop view looking North from Sylvia Court – Vancouver Public Library – VPL Accession Number 4463.

 

1890 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

1890 Comox Street was on the south side of Comox Street, just east of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 6.

1800 Block Comox Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Comox Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

1890 Comox Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code: 1972-582.38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 18, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 7090
Owner: Johnson, J. B.
Architect: Owner
Builder: Johnson, J. B.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: 6
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-09-16
Street Number: 1890
Street Name: Comox Street
Value: $50.00
Remarks: Office/Store; One-storey frame garage [DBR]; [added full legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-1030

Vancouver directory listings from 1909 to 1921:

1909 to 1913 Johnson, John Binns
1914 to 1915 Odell, Mark
1916 to 1918 Astell, Godfrey Blacker
1919 to 1921 Mayers, Edward Courtney Pellew

In the 1930s and early 1940s, the family of Charles James Jeffrey Anthony lived in the house.

From the 1940s to the early 1960s, the house was a rooming house.

 

Vancouver Province, March 3, 1943, page 24, column 2.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1956, page 27, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 21, 1961, page 56, column 7.

 

In August 1965, the house was the location for the sale of gas ranges. (This may have been in preparation for demolishing the house.)

 

Vancouver Sun, August 6, 1965, page 33, column 2.

 

By 1966, the lot was part of the site of the El Cid Apartments at 1850 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1966, page 40, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1966, page 40, column 1.

 

1850 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 17, 2019; image dated May 2015.

1850 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 17, 2019; image dated May 2015.

 

Sources

Charles James Jeffrey Anthony (resident of 1890 Comox)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26BL-HW7 : 1 October 2014), Charles James Jeffery Anthony, 1862; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hackney, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJHB-VQ9D : 22 July 2017), Charles James Jeffery Anthony and Mary Elizabeth Brendon, 29 Nov 1892; citing Marriage, Poughill, Cornwall, England, Cornwall Records Office, Truro.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SJ2Z : 16 March 2018), Charles Anthony, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, 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:FL54-WHT : 8 November 2017), Charles James Jeffrey Anthony, 1933.

Charles James Jeffrey Anthony, death notice; Vancouver Province, June 4, 1933, page 15, column 2: “Anthony– Passed Away On June 2, 1933, Charles James Jeffrey Anthony, 1890 Comox St., survived by his loving wife and one son, Rex, and two daughters, Mrs. Cooper Drabble and Mrs. Herbert Hamersley, all of this city; also one brother, J. H. of Lytton. B. C. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, at 2:30 o’clock from the family residence. Interment in family plot, Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, Nunn & Thomson, funeral directors, in charge. No flowers by request. Rev, F. A. Ramsey officiated.”

“England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGLV-P2SN : 9 March 2018), Reginald Dorsett Brendon Anthony, 1893. (Son of Charles James Jeffrey Anthony).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F9Q-RRF : 1 October 2014), Reginald Dorsett B Anthony, 1893; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kensington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (Son of Charles James Jeffrey Anthony).

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Anthony, Reginald Dorset Brandon; Regimental Number: 688109; Date of Birth: 1892-09-04; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 197 – 41; Item Number: 11139; 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=11139; digitized service file: B0197-S041; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0197-S041.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1P-VCZ : 8 November 2017), Rex Brendan Anthony, 1981; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9da0188a-135d-4f45-8a98-0ed0707cf48a.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLC-PGQ : 8 November 2017), Barbara Anthony, 1986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a9add766-a76f-4c1f-afc4-270c617be5c7. (Wife of Reginald Dorset Brandon Anthony).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-NC2 : 8 November 2017), Aileen Mary Eleanor Drabble, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3bc8f686-f571-421d-aa37-dafc71c6e4e3 (daughter of Charles James Jeffrey Anthony).

Aileen Drabble, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 31, 1983, page 35, column 8: “DRABBLE Aileen (Mimi), beloved mother of daughter, Mrs. Dola Dixon of Vancouver and son, Cooper Drabble of Edmonton, passed away, May 29, 1983 in Vancouver In her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband, G O. Drabble and daughter, Mrs. Diana Holland. Survived by 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchild[ren] and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by First Memorial Services at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Donations to Variety Treatment Centre. 9460-140th St., Surrey, gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB1-SYD : 8 November 2017), Valerie Constance Rachel Hamersley, 1978. (Daughter of Charles James Jeffrey Anthony).

Valerie Hamersley, death notice, Victoria Times Colonist, September 9, 1978, page 56, column 7: “HAMERSLEY — On September 7, 1978, Valerie Hamersley, late of 315-2100 Granite Street, widow of H. A. J. Hamersley. Survived by her loving son, Michael, and his wife, Maureen, and beloved grandchildren, Bruce and Susan; one brother, R. B. Anthony and his wife, Barbara, of Penticton,-a sister, Mrs. Cooper Drabble, Vancouver, and several nieces and nephews. Private family cremation was held. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

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