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Re: James H & Benjamin W ADAMS entered BC 1898 Lookup
Posted by: Evelyn (ID *****8471) Date: April 11, 2002 at 09:50:21
In Reply to: James H & Benjamin W ADAMS entered BC 1898 Lookup by Hugh Adams of 2043

I was at the Vancouver Library yesterday and, while I didn't check the censuses, I looked up the vital stats for these names since I was looking up some of my own and it doesn't take long. You can also look here
to see if you recognize any other names.

I didn't see the brothers but do you have this information on the women?

Lucy Ann Adams died 1927 12 28 at 58 in White Rock, BC. Reg. Number: 1927-09-405282; B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13134; GSU Microfilm Number: 1952313. The certificate says she died at home, but doesn't give her address. She was married, born in the USA on Oct 9 1869 to S.J. Martin who was born in the USA. The informant for the certificate (her husband James H. Adams)didn't know her mother's details. She was a housewife, had lived at her current address two years, had been in BC 25 years, died of acute dilation of the heart and was buried in Blaine cemetery on Dec 31 1927. The doctor who signed the certificate was also from Blaine, as was the undertaker, E.C. Purdy and Son. White Rock is on the Canadian side of the international border and looks across to Blaine, which is in Washington state. The border divides the two.

Dora Ella Adams was born 1900 1 23 but the "Event Place" was listed as "unknown". Reg Number: 1900-09-908115; B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13816; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134806. I looked but didn't spot this certificate. I can take another look later if you need these details. The early certificates aren't as easy to find but usually included the parents' names and perhaps an address.

Dora married twice. First to Robert Conn on 1917 6 16 in New Westminster, Reg. Number: 1917-09-128975; B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B11383; GSU Microfilm Number: 1983976. The certificate says Robert Conn, 25, bachelor, teamster, resident in Cloverdale, born Belfast Ireland to Samuel Conn, a farmer, and Emily McBride. Robert was a Presbyterian, as was Dora, who said she was 18 (pushing it if she was born in Jan 1900!), a spinster, resident in Cloverdale, born in Ladner to James Adams, a teamster, and Lucy Martin. They were married at 327 Pine Street in New Westminster (just a couple of blocks from my home) under license 57296 and the witnesses were R. Adams and D. Adams. The minister's name was Kerr. Do you know who R and D Adams were?

Her second marriage was to William Irwin on 1925 3 30 at Vancouver, Reg. Number: 1925-09-286312, B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13749, GSU Microfilm Number: 2074319. William was a logger, single, Presbyterian, age 22, lived at 6451 Main St., Vancouver, born in Ireland to John Irwin and Annie Conn (a relative of the first husband perhaps?)who were both born in Ireland. He could read and write. Dora Ella Conn was divorced, age 24, Presbyterian, resident at 6451 Main St., Vancouver, born in Ladner BC to James Henry Adams who was born in Texas USA and Lucy Annie Martin who was born in Nebraska. She could read and write. They were married in First Presbyterian Church in Vancouver and the witnesses were Jacobus Twirk of 1166 Georgia St East and Phyllis F. Atkey of 905 Georgia St. East. Their license number was 88252 and the minister's signature was indecipherable.

Let me know if any of this adds anything new. The 1901 census is available, but 1911 isn't.

Evelyn, New Westminster, BC

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