I updated the page on Francis Henry Burnett (called Frank Burnett, Senior), who worked in salmon canning, insurance and real estate. He was also a traveller, explorer and writer.
He lived at 1846 Haro Street from 1903 to 1907, and possibly in 1909.
His son, Frank Burnett (Junior), lived at 1877 Comox Street from 1911 to 1913.
I added illustrations and biographical references for him and members of his family.
I updated the page on William (“Bill”) Hobart Billings. He was an insurance agent who worked with H. Bell-Irving & Company Ltd.
He lived at 1851 Comox Street from 1902 to 1904, at 1860 Nelson Street from 1905 to 1906, and at 1017 Denman Street from 1907 to 1916.
I added information on his second marriage, along with brief biographies of his children.
Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 400.
I updated the page on James Nicholson Pike. He was an insurance agent who lived at 1214 Denman Street in 1908. His widow, Anna Pike, was at 1214 Denman Street in 1909.
I added illustrations and information on Anna Pike’s later marriage to Herbert Tane (who was also known as Frederick Shields).
I updated the page on John William Prescott. He was an insurance agent who lived at 1020 Chilco Street from 1902 to 1937.
I added illustrations and information on members of his family.
I updated the page on Inverness William Watts, who was an insurance inspector and a superintendent for the Royal Insurance Company.
In 1910 and 1911, he lived at 1993 Beach Avenue.
In the Vancouver directories from 1912 to 1914, he was at 2058 Beach Avenue.
I added illustrations, along with information on his death in an automobile accident in Manitoba in 1922.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 590 [edited image].
I updated the page on Walter Knowles, who was an insurance agent. He lived at 996 Denman Street in 1916 (listed as on “active service”).
Walter’s son, Sydney Knowles, was a printer who lived at 996 Denman Street in 1916 and 1917.
I added illustrations and information on Walter’s descendants.
I updated the page on Charles Ransom Gilbert (sometimes spelled Charles “Ransome” Gilbert), who was an insurance manager.
He lived at 1911 Nelson Street in 1902 and at 1955 Haro Street from 1903 to 1914.
I added newspaper extracts and biographical references for this family.