Charles Preston (1871-1938)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 783. [edited image]

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 783. [edited image]

I updated the page on Charles Preston, who was a superintendent with the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

He lived at 1154 Gilford Street in 1914, 1110 Gilford Street in 1918, and 1825 Robson Street in 1919 and 1920.

I added information on his family background and his life in Vancouver and the United States.

James Brooke Farquhar (1868-1961)

James Brooke Farquhar, Group studio portrait of men's field hockey team, detail; about 1908,. Vancouver City Archives, CVA 677-730; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/group-studio-portrait-of-mens-field-hockey-team

James Brooke Farquhar, Group studio portrait of men’s field hockey team, detail; about 1908, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 677-730; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/group-studio-portrait-of-mens-field-hockey-team

I updated the page on James Brooke Farquhar, who was an assayer and insurance agent. He lived at 1949 Comox Street from 1908 to 1937.

I added information on the lives of his children.

William Sowden Holland (1863-1939)

W.S. Holland, about 1912, detail from Vancouver Exhibition Association, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2966; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-exhibition-association-24.

W.S. Holland, about 1912, detail from Vancouver Exhibition Association, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2966; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-exhibition-association-24.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 390.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 390.

I added a new page on William Sowden Holland, who was an insurance agent and real estate investor. He lived at 2070 Comox Street from 1904 to 1920. Holland Street in southwest Vancouver is named after him.