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.
Thanks to a descendant of Justin’s sister for this information.
Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 742.
I added a new page on Andrew Mitchell, who was a carpenter and building contractor.
About 1904, he built the house at 1102 Gilford Street.
It appears that he built the house at 1925 Pendrell Street.
Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 260.
I updated the page on Joseph William Bye, a building contractor who lived at 1940 Beach Avenue from 1906 to 1910.
I added information on his business activities and his children.
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 updated his year of birth to 1860, and I added information on various sources for his actual date of birth.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1040 [edited image].
I added a new page on John W. Watt
, who was a superintendent with the general contracting firm of Skene and Christie. He lived at 958 Denman Street
from 1915 to 1917.
Donald Brims Charleson: Detail from Vancouver City Archives: AM54-S4-: Port P369
I updated the page on Donald Brims Charleson, who was a contractor. He lived at 2003 Haro Street from 1907 to 1928.
I added information on his son, Percy, who was killed at a railway crossing near Winter, Saskatchewan.
Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1922, page 3, column 3.
Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 597.
I added a new page on William Stocks, who was a sales agent and building contractor. He lived at 1950 Nelson Street from 1906 to 1918.