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.

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.

Thomas Soga Leslie (1884-1951)

Lieutenant T.S. Leslie; Officers of the 72nd Battalion, France, April 1918 [detail]; History of the 72nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, facing page 98; https://archive.org/details/historyof72ndcan00mcev/page/98.

Lieutenant T.S. Leslie; Officers of the 72nd Battalion, France, April 1918 [detail]; History of the 72nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, facing page 98; https://archive.org/details/historyof72ndcan00mcev/page/98.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 990.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 990.

I added a new page on Thomas Soga Leslie, who was a manufacturers’ agent and military officer. He and his wife, Janet, lived at 1818 Comox Street in 1914 and 1915.

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.

Note: May 14, 2019: I updated his year of birth to 1860, and I added information on various sources for his actual date of birth.

 

John Spottiswood Tait (1875-1951)

Captain J. S. Tait; 1911, 6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Riles Officers - Officers – [detail]; Vancouver City Archives; VLP 76.8; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/6th-regiment-duke-of-connaughts-own-riles-officers-officers-1911.

Captain J. S. Tait; 1911, 6th Regiment Duke of Connaught’s Own Riles Officers – Officers – [detail]; Vancouver City Archives; VLP 76.8; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/6th-regiment-duke-of-connaughts-own-riles-officers-officers-1911.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 446.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 446.

I added a new page on John Spottiswood Tait. He was the manager of Crawford and Stuart, a firm that supplied fishing nets, rope and twine, oil clothing and rubber boots. He lived at 1932 Alberni Street in 1904 and 1905.