Frederick Walter Nicholson (1880–1942)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1153 [edited image].

 

I updated the page on Frederick Walter Nicholson.

He was the managing director of a construction company called Norton Griffiths Company Ltd.

He lived at 2080 Haro Street in 1912; 1900 Comox Street from 1913 to 1914; and 1859 Robson Street in 1915.

I added information on his family and his later life in England.

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.