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Interview with Warren McWilliams - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Warren McWilliam's memories of his grandparent's home, Elworth and his grandmother, Mary (Dale) Bateman. He also mentions his childhood friends in the neighbourhood.
Date Range
1920-1930
Length
0:08:32
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Warren McWilliam's memories of his grandparent's home, Elworth and his grandmother, Mary (Dale) Bateman. He also mentions his childhood friends in the neighbourhood.
Date Range
1920-1930
Photo Info
Warren McWilliams in E. W. Bateman's McLaughlin-Buick, 1919. Item no. BV994.22.4
Length
0:08:32
Name
Bateman, Mary Dale
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Warren McWilliams. Major themes discussed are: Elworth and his grandparents, Edwin and Mary (Dale) Bateman.
Biographical Notes
When Warren McWilliam's grandfather, Edwin Bateman was twenty-one he immigrated to Manitoba, Canada where he met Catherine “Cassie” Dale. They were married in 1886 and had seven children, the eldest Edna Caroline Annie (Corner) born in 1889, George, Mamie Dale (McWilliams) born in Portage La Prairie in 1892, Marianne May “May” Bateman born in Hartney, Manitoba in 1894, Jessie (Fox Kemp), Carey, and the youngest Warren Stafford born in 1901. Cassie died in Portage La Prairie in 1909. Edwin was transferred to Vancouver by the CPR where he married Cassie’s younger sister Mary Dale and moved his six children to Vancouver. In 1920 Edwin Bateman moved his wife and youngest daughter May to Deer Lake and commissioned 'Elworth' house, designed by English-born and trained architect Enoch Evans. The house was completed by contractor William Dodson in 1922 and located at the site of what would become Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. Mamie Bateman married George Lloyd McWilliams May 19, 1915 and had one child, Warren McWilliams. When Warren was very young, the McWilliams family moved into a small house just across Douglas Road from the Bateman’s and Mamie and Warren were daily visitors to Elworth house for ten years. Warren McWilliams attended Douglas Road School and spent a lot of time at Deer Lake swimming and skating. E.W. Bateman died in 1957 at the age of ninety-nine. George Lloyd McWilliams died June 30, 1961 at the age of seventy-four, his wife Mamie Dale (Bateman) McWilliams died June 1, 1979 at the age of eight-seven.
Total Tracks
2
Total Length
0:14:18
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Interviewee Name
McWilliams, Warren
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-2_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Warren McWilliams

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