Alexander Bethune (1852-1947)

Mayor Bethune, detail from Vancouver Police Department; 1907 or 1908; Vancouver City Archives, LP 269; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-police-department-5.

I updated the page on Alexander Bethune, who was a merchant and building contractor.

He was a Vancouver city alderman from 1894 to 1897, as well as in 1902, 1903, 1905, and 1906. He was the mayor of Vancouver in 1907-1908. 

I added illustrations and biographical information.

John William Stewart (1860-1938)

Major General John W. Stewart, C.B., 1920s; Vancouver City Archives, Port P420.1 [cropped]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/major-general-john-w-stewart-c-b.
Major General John W. Stewart, C.B., 1920s; Vancouver City Archives, Port P420.1 [cropped]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/major-general-john-w-stewart-c-b.
 

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1073.
Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 1073.

 

I updated the page on John William Stewart. He was a railway contractor, logging company executive, and a major-general during the First World War.

He lived at 1967 Barclay Street in 1909 and 1910.

I added illustrations and biographical information.

William Carey Ditmars (1865-1960)

W.C. Ditmars, detail from studio portrait of Vancouver businessmen who were former residents of St. Catherines, Ont., early 1900s, Vancouver City Archives, LP 71; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/studio-portrait-of-vancouver-businessmen-who-were-former-residents-of-st-catherines-ont.
W.C. Ditmars, detail from studio portrait of Vancouver businessmen who were former residents of St. Catherines, Ont., early 1900s, Vancouver City Archives, LP 71; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/studio-portrait-of-vancouver-businessmen-who-were-former-residents-of-st-catherines-ont.

 

I updated the page on William Carey Ditmars. He was a partner and secretary-treasurer of the general contracting firm of Armstrong, Morrison & Company, Ltd.

He lived at 1835 Barclay Street from 1901 to 1902 and from 1905 to 1910.

I added illustrations and biographical material.

Justin Lee Skene (1872-1936)

Justin Lee Skene, about 1915, United States passport application, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-3B6K : 4 September 2015).
Justin Lee Skene, about 1915, United States passport application, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-3B6K : 4 September 2015).

 

I updated the page on Justin Lee Skene, who was a building contractor and architect. He lived at 1019 Gilford Street in 1915 and 1916.

I added information on Justin’s sister, Mae, who was married to Justin’s business partner, John Sheridan Christie.

I also added information on a court case related to the construction of the second Hotel Vancouver.

 

C. P. R. Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., about 1917; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 677-21; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/c-p-r-hotel-vancouver-b-c-2.

 

Thanks to a descendant of Justin’s sister for this information.