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 Stanley Rawlings (1882-1937)

W.S. Rawlings, detail from Board of Park Commissioners, 1919, Vancouver City Archives, Port P468, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/board-of-park-commissioners-13.

W.S. Rawlings, detail from Board of Park Commissioners, 1919, Vancouver City Archives, Port P468, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/board-of-park-commissioners-13.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1037

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 2, page 1037.

 

I updated the page on William Stanley Rawlings. He was the superintendent of Vancouver’s parks from 1913 to 1936.

He lived at 1155 Park Road (called Lagoon Drive after 1929) from 1915 to 1937.

I added illustrations and biographical information.

 

Alexander Magellan Gibson (1860-1940)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 695.

 

I updated the page on Alexander Magellan Gibson. He was a building caretaker, rooming house operator, and manager of the Imperial Roller Skating Rink from 1911 to 1914.

He lived at 1807 Beach Avenue from 1911 to 1914.

 

1807 Beach Avenue, 1913; detail from English Bay Pipe Outfall; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 789-106; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-pipe-outfall-2.

 

I added illustrations and information on members of his family.

Benjamin Willson (1844-1924)

Benjamin Willson, Vancouver Daily World, May 3, 1919, page 22, column 6.

 

I added a new page on Benjamin Willson, who was the chief inspector for the western branches of the Bank of Hamilton.

According to the Vancouver directory’s street listing, he lived at 1833 Haro Street in 1900-1901.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1900-1901, page 696 (Haro Street).