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.

William Armstrong Dean (1859-1942)

W. A. Dean, Ancestry.com. U.S., Applications for Seaman’s Protection Certificates, 1916-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

I updated the page on William Armstrong Dean. He was a bookkeeper, sailor and real estate broker who lived at 1909 Beach Avenue from 1903 to 1906.

I added information on his family’s life in the United States.

John Morton (1834-1912)

John Morton, early 1900s, Vancouver City Archives, Port N14; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/john-morton.

John Morton, early 1900s, Vancouver City Archives, Port N14; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/john-morton.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 958.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 958.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1050.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1050.

I added a new page on John Morton. He was one of the “Three Greenhorns,” the Vancouver pioneers who were major landholders in Vancouver’s West End.

He lived at 1151 Denman Street from about 1900 to 1911 and at 1947 Pendrell Street in 1912.

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.