Thomas Alexander Wakefield (1870-1951)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1032 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1032 (edited image)

 

I updated the page on Thomas Alexander Wakefield, who was a broker, an automobile dealer and a confectioner.

He lived at 1974 Georgia Street in 1914 and 1915, and he operated a confectionery at 1974 Georgia Street in 1915.

I added illustrations and biographical information on his parents, his children, and other family members.

William Alexander Campbell (1889-1970)

Trans N13 - [Dixon Motors Ltd., 1291-1299 Granville Street, Vancouver City Archives, 1920 or 1921, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dixon-motors-ltd-1291-1299-granville-street-top-and-bowell-mcdonald-motor-co-ltd-1105-granville-street-bottom

Trans N13 – [Dixon Motors Ltd., 1291-1299 Granville Street, Vancouver City Archives, 1920 or 1921, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dixon-motors-ltd-1291-1299-granville-street-top-and-bowell-mcdonald-motor-co-ltd-1105-granville-street-bottom.

 

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 463 [edited image].

I updated the page on William Alexander Campbell, who was a salesman with Dixon Motors.

He lived at 1900 Barclay Street in 1920 (although the directory listed him as “Wm. L. Campbell”).

I added illustrations and biographical information.

William John Miller (1877-1954)

Ancestry.com. California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 594890; Record Group Title: 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009. Name: William John Miller; Gender: Male; Declaration Age: 64; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 10 Jun 1877; Birth Place: Cornhill England; Arrival Date: 25 Sep 1922; Arrival Place: Seattle, Washington; Declaration Date: 11 Sep 1941; Declaration Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Caroline H S Miller; Declaration Number: 110895; Has Photo: Yes.

I updated the page on William John Miller, who was a chauffeur and automobile salesman.

He lived at 1180 Denman Street in 1913 and 1914. He may also have lived at 1876 Alberni Street in 1915.

I added illustrations and information on the later lives of his family in California.

1903 Georgia Street

I updated the page on 1903 Georgia Street.

The Dollar Wood Yard was at 1903 Georgia Street from 1919 to 1924.

 

Vancouver Daily World, February 27, 1919, page 16, column 4.

 

In later years, this location was the site of a service station.

 

Texaco service station; 1905 Georgia Street; January 26, 1964; detail from West end of Georgia Street; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 447-357; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-of-georgia-st.

Simonizing

 

1842 Alberni Street, 1836 Alberni Street and 1836½ Alberni Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

I added a new page on the Simonizing facility, which was at the rear of 1842 Alberni Street sometime during the period between 1910 and 1920. It appeared on a fire insurance map, but it was not in the Vancouver directories from 1910 to 1920.