Author Topic: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910  (Read 363 times)

Offline jon541

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 126
  • William Preston M.R.C.S. (1823-1858)
    • View Profile
Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« on: Saturday 24 October 20 18:23 BST (UK) »
I'm hoping someone has the expertise with Canadian records to help me track down what became of a Robert Brown who arrived in Canada in 1910.  He was born 29 March 1893 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England the son of James Brown and Isabella nee Pattie but was orphaned at 6 and adopted into his uncle William Lyall's family.  The Lyalls arrived in Canada in August 1910 on the Virginian and the following year Robert and his elder brother John can be seen living with the Lyalls in Vancouver.  He's actually listed as "Wilbert Lyall" but I'm sure this is him, employed as "messenger".  I can see a Robert Brown in 1921 too, a bachelor still and a boarder, employed as a telegraph operator at Shuswap Lake, B.C.

I have access to Ancestry and Findmypast subscriptions but I can't really see any resources there that would help me follow the trail further.  Hence my throwing myself on the mercy of any BC experts here who might be able to help me!  Any info on Robert, or indeed on brother John or the Lyalls would be much appreciated.

Jon
Preston in Newcastle (1770-1850) ; Brumwell - Weardale and Newcastle ; Wylie (Newcastle 1800-1870) ; Slaughter (Sussex and South Shields 1750-1850) ; Barkas (Newcastle 1750-1850) ; Redshaw (Medomsley and Newcastle 1750-1850) ; Simpson (Hamsterley 1720-1820) ; Anderson (Ryton 1750-1850) ; Chilton (Darlington 1750-1920) ; Pattison (West Tanfield, Bellerby, Northallerton) ; Sanderson (Hamsterley and Stanhope (1750-1850)

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,626
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 October 20 18:49 BST (UK) »
   
John Brown born 1884 married Henrietta Porteous Foster 1913 Vancouver British Columbia
Father James Brown - Mother Isabella Pattie.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HKDC-7PT2

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,626
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 October 20 18:50 BST (UK) »
Henrietta Porteous Brown died 12 July 1952 Vancouver British Columbia

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPZ-K5S

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada


Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,626
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 October 20 18:52 BST (UK) »
Death Certificate for Henriette Porteous Brown - informant husband John Brown
174 Paverill Avenue Vancouver British Columbia


http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pz7/

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline dbree

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,566
  • Canada
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 October 20 18:58 BST (UK) »

Offline jon541

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 126
  • William Preston M.R.C.S. (1823-1858)
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 24 October 20 20:47 BST (UK) »
Sandra and DB!  I am astonished at what you have managed to dig up for me as I really thought that my post was a long shot at best given how common the surname Brown is.

Thank you so much. If you ever need any reciprocal research doing on this side of 'the pond' do let me know and I'll be happy to help.

A happy and grateful Jon
Preston in Newcastle (1770-1850) ; Brumwell - Weardale and Newcastle ; Wylie (Newcastle 1800-1870) ; Slaughter (Sussex and South Shields 1750-1850) ; Barkas (Newcastle 1750-1850) ; Redshaw (Medomsley and Newcastle 1750-1850) ; Simpson (Hamsterley 1720-1820) ; Anderson (Ryton 1750-1850) ; Chilton (Darlington 1750-1920) ; Pattison (West Tanfield, Bellerby, Northallerton) ; Sanderson (Hamsterley and Stanhope (1750-1850)

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,626
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 24 October 20 21:04 BST (UK) »


Sorry, unexpected visitors  - following on from Dbree  :)


FIND A GRAVE

Robert Brown -    1893 - 1966 and Lorna Doan 1915 - 1990
Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery
Kelowna, Central Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia, Canada  Show Map
PLOT   C 4 85 80

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110500823/robert-brown

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,626
  • Stay Safe Everyone..............
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 24 October 20 21:08 BST (UK) »
Lorna wife of Robert remarried -


Obituary for Lorna Doan - Calgary Herald
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
08 Aug 1990, Wed    Page 29

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/61741985/lorna-doan-8-august-1990/

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline jon541

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 126
  • William Preston M.R.C.S. (1823-1858)
    • View Profile
Re: Robert Brown, BC immigrant in 1910
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 25 October 20 01:09 BST (UK) »
Sandra, thanks again for this great information.  You've made my day with this!  :)

Jon
Preston in Newcastle (1770-1850) ; Brumwell - Weardale and Newcastle ; Wylie (Newcastle 1800-1870) ; Slaughter (Sussex and South Shields 1750-1850) ; Barkas (Newcastle 1750-1850) ; Redshaw (Medomsley and Newcastle 1750-1850) ; Simpson (Hamsterley 1720-1820) ; Anderson (Ryton 1750-1850) ; Chilton (Darlington 1750-1920) ; Pattison (West Tanfield, Bellerby, Northallerton) ; Sanderson (Hamsterley and Stanhope (1750-1850)