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.

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 updated his year of birth to 1860, and I added information on various sources for his actual date of birth.