Eugene Watson (1859-1935)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 470.

I updated the page on Eugene Watson, who lived at 1859 Robson Street from 1905 to 1913. He was a carpenter and builder, and he later became a real estate and financial broker.

I added illustrations, along with extracts from newspaper articles.

 

Calgary’s first city council, January 1, 1894; Glenbow Museum, NA-1402-1; http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc3/l/na-1402-1.jpg. Alderman Eugene Watson, back row, second from left.

Alexander Duncan McRae (1874-1946)

Senator McRae, Winnipeg Tribune, June 27, 1946, page 9.

Senator McRae, Winnipeg Tribune, June 27, 1946, page 9.

I added a new page on Alexander Duncan McRae, who was the manager of Fraser River Lumber Company. He lived at 1960 Robson Street in 1910. (The 1910 Vancouver directory spelled his name as McCrae.)

He built the Hycroft mansion on McRae Avenue in Shaughnessy Heights. He became a general and a Canadian senator.

Austin Cottrell Taylor (1889-1965)

“Work of Department of Aeronautical Supplies,” Western Lumberman, January 1919, volume 16, number 1, page 38; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1919#page/n43/mode/1up.

“Work of Department of Aeronautical Supplies,” Western Lumberman, January 1919, volume 16, number 1, page 38; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1919#page/n43/mode/1up.

I added a new page on Austin Cottrell Taylor. He was the director of the Department of Aeronautical Supplies for the Imperial Munitions Board during the First World War. He lived at 875 Chilco Street in 1919. He later became a mining executive, financier and horseracing enthusiast.