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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-641
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Wilson family home on Westminster Road (now 4330 Kingsway) and Wilson Avenue (named after the family) near Central Park. Left to right: unidentified friend, Mrs. Annie Walmsley Wilson (mother), Annie Walmsley (half-sister, born to Annie Wilson and first husband, Samuel Walmsley),…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-641
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Wilson family home on Westminster Road (now 4330 Kingsway) and Wilson Avenue (named after the family) near Central Park. Left to right: unidentified friend, Mrs. Annie Walmsley Wilson (mother), Annie Walmsley (half-sister, born to Annie Wilson and first husband, Samuel Walmsley), and Elsie Wilson (half-sister).
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Walmsley, Annie
Wilson, Annie Walmsley
Wilson, Elsie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Westminster Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4330 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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The king of Sherwood : a comic operetta in two acts

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Edmonds, Fred, 1920-. London: J. Curwen & Son , c1906. Curwen ed. (Book) 782.7 EDM
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV997.34.3
Call No.
782.7 EDM
Edition
Curwen ed.
Author
Edmonds, Fred, 1920-
Contributor
Hewitt, Thomas J., 1880-1948
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
J. Curwen & Son
Publication Date
c1906
Physical Description
1 score (ix, 92 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Inscription
Front endpaper: "Pianist Edmonds West Burnaby Choral Societies" [written in pencil] Throughout book: Performance notes, written in pencil
Subjects LoC
Musicals -- Vocal scores with piano.
Subjects
Music
Name Access
Wilson, Elsie
Object History
Elsie Wilson - The material in the donation is from her estate. Miss Wilson was a Burnaby resident and music teacher. The brass plaque was on her fathers home "Penrith Castle" on Blenheim St. in Burnaby
Notes
Musical score.
Contains libretto
"music by Thos. J. Hewitt".
"written by Fred Edmonds".
Contributor full name given as follows: Hewitt, Thomas J. (Thomas James), 1880-1948
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The marriage of Nannette : a comic opera in three acts

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Peterson, Agnes Emelie. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America: Theodore Presser Co. , 1930. (Book) 782.7 PET
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV997.34.4
Call No.
782.7 PET
Author
Peterson, Agnes Emelie
Contributor
Curtis, Louis Woodson, b. 1885.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Publisher
Theodore Presser Co.
Publication Date
1930
Physical Description
1 vocal score (203 p). ; 32 cm.
Inscription
Front cover: "(1931-1932.) Elsie B. Wilson Pianist Edmonds, West Burnaby + North Burnaby Choral Societies" [written in black ink] Throughout book: Performance notes written in pencil.
Subjects LoC
Operas -- Vocal scores with piano.
Subjects
Music
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Name Access
Wilson, Elsie
Object History
Elsie Wilson - The material in the donation is from her estate. Miss Wilson was a Burnaby resident and music teacher. The brass plaque was on her fathers home "Penrith Castle" on Blenheim St. in Burnaby
Notes
Vocal score with piano.
book and lyrics by Agnes Emelie Peterson
music by Louis Woodson Curtis
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A country girl : a new and original musical play

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Tanner, James T. London: Chappell & Co., Ltd. , c1904. New ed. (Book) 789 TAN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV997.34.9
Call No.
789 TAN
Edition
New ed.
Author
Tanner, James T.
Contributor
Ross, Adrian
Monckton, Lionel
Rubens, Paul A.
Greenbank, Percy
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Chappell & Co., Ltd.
Publication Date
c1904
Printer
Henderson and Spalding, Marylebone Press
Physical Description
212 p. : 28 cm.
Inscription
"E. B. Wilson" [Handwritten twice in pencil on title page]
Subjects LoC
Musical revues, comedies, etc. -- Vocal scores with piano
Musical revues, comedies, etc.
Musical plays -- Vocal scores
Musical plays
Music
Subjects
Music
Name Access
Wilson, Elsie
Object History
Elsie Wilson - The material in the donation is from her estate. Miss Wilson was a Burnaby resident and music teacher. The brass plaque was on her fathers home "Penrith Castle" on Blenheim St. in Burnaby
Notes
"By James T. Tanner. Lyrics by Adrian Ross. Music by Lionel Monckton. Additional lyrics and numbers by Paul A. Rubens. Additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank" -- Title page
Contributor's full name and dates: Rubens, Paul A. (Paul Alfred), 1875-1917
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Pioneer Days interviews September 22, 1971 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Lillian May (Davies) Jones's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her family home as well as the home of Reeve Shaw. Lillian is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum).
Date Range
1891-1955
Length
0:05:35
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Lillian May (Davies) Jones's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her family home as well as the home of Reeve Shaw. Lillian is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum).
Date Range
1891-1955
Length
0:05:35
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
Interview Date
September 22, 1971
Scope and Content
Recording is of interviews with Lillian May (Davies) Jones, Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves, Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter, and Elsie Wilson during the Pioneer Days celebration at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) on September 22, 1971. Major themes discussed are: personal memories and occupations of interviewees family members.
Biographical Notes
Lillian May Davies was born June 28, 1891 to George and Rachel (Mills) Davies. She was one of four children. George Davies married Rachel Mills September 12, 1888 in Winnipeg and headed west to make their home. George’s brother Richard Davies had already bought property at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue (now 12th Avenue) when Rachel and George moved in and built a house next door. George Davies went to work for Gilley Bros. Logging Co. in Burnaby. Lillian May Davies married John Henry Jones on July 29, 1909 at the Methodist Church in Burnaby which had opened only a few weeks before (the Joneses were the first couple to be married there). Their reception was held in the Davies’ family garden. On June 3, 1910, Lillian and John’s first child, Arnold Jones was born. In 1919 they adopted their second child, John Sheldon Jones whose birth parents had died of influenza. John and Lillian built a home on the lot next to Lillian’s parents and lived there for forty-eight years. After her husband’s death in 1956, Lillian moved one lot over and remained living there for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine. Ada Evelyn Lewis was born on September 11, 1899. She was one of nine Lewis children. Ada's father came to Victoria BC from San Francisco. He met his wife in Victoria and moved to New Westminster where he was a typesetter on the first edition of the Columbian newspaper. He continued to work for the Columbian until his retirement. Her family owned the East Burnaby Fruit Farm at 17th Avenue between 2nd and 4th Street where they harvested apples, plums and pears. Ada attended East Burnaby School in 1905 and remembers being a pupil of Miss Draper. Ada E. Lewis married and became Mrs. Ada Evelyn Groves. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis was born in 1896 to William Henry and Emma (Smith) Lewis at the family farm at 4th Street and 18th Avenue. The family grew to nine, eldest to youngest; Albert, Lizzie, Minnie, Walter, Ernest, Lillie and Evelyn. Lillie’s mother, Emma (Smith) had the distinction of being the first girl of European descent to be born at Fort Victoria. Lillie’s father, William Henry Lewis helped to print the very first edition of the Vancouver Province in 1898. Lillie attended Douglas Road School and remembers being a pupil of Ellen Lister. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis married Bertie Blaine Porter at Lulu Island on November 7, 1918. They lived in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Burnaby to raise their four children. For most of his working life Bert operated a steam roller for the municipality. Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter died May 18, 1988 at the age of ninety-two. Elsie Wilson was born August 16, 1898 to Annie and her second husband William Wilson. Annie’s first husband Samuel W Walmsley died December 20, 1895 at the age of thirty-five, leaving Annie a widow at twenty-seven with two young children Annie age four and Samuel age six. Annie Walmsley married her second husband William Wilson on April 17, 1897. Elsie attended West Burnaby public school (later Kingsway West elementary) and remembers picking raspberries at various Burnaby farms for seven seasons.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:24:19
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Interviewee Name
Jones, Lillian May Davies
Wilson, Elsie
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Groves, Ada Evelyn Lewis
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-020_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
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.
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Track one of recording of Pioneer Days interviews

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Pioneer Days interviews September 22, 1971 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory268
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis's memories of her marriage to fellow Burnaby resident, Bertie Blaine Porter. Lillie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses tram fare.
Date Range
1918
Length
0:08:35
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis's memories of her marriage to fellow Burnaby resident, Bertie Blaine Porter. Lillie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses tram fare.
Date Range
1918
Length
0:08:35
Name
Porter, Bert
Subject
Ceremonies - Weddings
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Interview Date
September 22, 1971
Scope and Content
Recording is of interviews with Lillian May (Davies) Jones, Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves, Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter, and Elsie Wilson during the Pioneer Days celebration at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) on September 22, 1971. Major themes discussed are: personal memories and occupations of interviewees family members.
Biographical Notes
Lillian May Davies was born June 28, 1891 to George and Rachel (Mills) Davies. She was one of four children. George Davies married Rachel Mills September 12, 1888 in Winnipeg and headed west to make their home. George’s brother Richard Davies had already bought property at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue (now 12th Avenue) when Rachel and George moved in and built a house next door. George Davies went to work for Gilley Bros. Logging Co. in Burnaby. Lillian May Davies married John Henry Jones on July 29, 1909 at the Methodist Church in Burnaby which had opened only a few weeks before (the Joneses were the first couple to be married there). Their reception was held in the Davies’ family garden. On June 3, 1910, Lillian and John’s first child, Arnold Jones was born. In 1919 they adopted their second child, John Sheldon Jones whose birth parents had died of influenza. John and Lillian built a home on the lot next to Lillian’s parents and lived there for forty-eight years. After her husband’s death in 1956, Lillian moved one lot over and remained living there for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine. Ada Evelyn Lewis was born on September 11, 1899. She was one of nine Lewis children. Ada's father came to Victoria BC from San Francisco. He met his wife in Victoria and moved to New Westminster where he was a typesetter on the first edition of the Columbian newspaper. He continued to work for the Columbian until his retirement. Her family owned the East Burnaby Fruit Farm at 17th Avenue between 2nd and 4th Street where they harvested apples, plums and pears. Ada attended East Burnaby School in 1905 and remembers being a pupil of Miss Draper. Ada E. Lewis married and became Mrs. Ada Evelyn Groves. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis was born in 1896 to William Henry and Emma (Smith) Lewis at the family farm at 4th Street and 18th Avenue. The family grew to nine, eldest to youngest; Albert, Lizzie, Minnie, Walter, Ernest, Lillie and Evelyn. Lillie’s mother, Emma (Smith) had the distinction of being the first girl of European descent to be born at Fort Victoria. Lillie’s father, William Henry Lewis helped to print the very first edition of the Vancouver Province in 1898. Lillie attended Douglas Road School and remembers being a pupil of Ellen Lister. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis married Bertie Blaine Porter at Lulu Island on November 7, 1918. They lived in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Burnaby to raise their four children. For most of his working life Bert operated a steam roller for the municipality. Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter died May 18, 1988 at the age of ninety-two. Elsie Wilson was born August 16, 1898 to Annie and her second husband William Wilson. Annie’s first husband Samuel W Walmsley died December 20, 1895 at the age of thirty-five, leaving Annie a widow at twenty-seven with two young children Annie age four and Samuel age six. Annie Walmsley married her second husband William Wilson on April 17, 1897. Elsie attended West Burnaby public school (later Kingsway West elementary) and remembers picking raspberries at various Burnaby farms for seven seasons.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:24:19
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Jones, Lillian May Davies
Wilson, Elsie
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Groves, Ada Evelyn Lewis
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-020_Track_3
Transcript Available
None
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.
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Track three of recording of Pioneer Days interviews

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Pioneer Days interviews September 22, 1971 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory269
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Elise Wilson's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her mother Annie Walmsley Wilson. Elsie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses Burnab…
Date Range
1899-1910
Length
0:03:26
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Elise Wilson's memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby, mentioning her mother Annie Walmsley Wilson. Elsie is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum). The audience briefly discusses Burnaby's early water supply.
Date Range
1899-1910
Length
0:03:26
Name
Wilson, Annie Walmsley
Subject
Public Services - Utilities
Interview Date
September 22, 1971
Scope and Content
Recording is of interviews with Lillian May (Davies) Jones, Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves, Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter, and Elsie Wilson during the Pioneer Days celebration at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) on September 22, 1971. Major themes discussed are: personal memories and occupations of interviewees family members.
Biographical Notes
Lillian May Davies was born June 28, 1891 to George and Rachel (Mills) Davies. She was one of four children. George Davies married Rachel Mills September 12, 1888 in Winnipeg and headed west to make their home. George’s brother Richard Davies had already bought property at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue (now 12th Avenue) when Rachel and George moved in and built a house next door. George Davies went to work for Gilley Bros. Logging Co. in Burnaby. Lillian May Davies married John Henry Jones on July 29, 1909 at the Methodist Church in Burnaby which had opened only a few weeks before (the Joneses were the first couple to be married there). Their reception was held in the Davies’ family garden. On June 3, 1910, Lillian and John’s first child, Arnold Jones was born. In 1919 they adopted their second child, John Sheldon Jones whose birth parents had died of influenza. John and Lillian built a home on the lot next to Lillian’s parents and lived there for forty-eight years. After her husband’s death in 1956, Lillian moved one lot over and remained living there for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine. Ada Evelyn Lewis was born on September 11, 1899. She was one of nine Lewis children. Ada's father came to Victoria BC from San Francisco. He met his wife in Victoria and moved to New Westminster where he was a typesetter on the first edition of the Columbian newspaper. He continued to work for the Columbian until his retirement. Her family owned the East Burnaby Fruit Farm at 17th Avenue between 2nd and 4th Street where they harvested apples, plums and pears. Ada attended East Burnaby School in 1905 and remembers being a pupil of Miss Draper. Ada E. Lewis married and became Mrs. Ada Evelyn Groves. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis was born in 1896 to William Henry and Emma (Smith) Lewis at the family farm at 4th Street and 18th Avenue. The family grew to nine, eldest to youngest; Albert, Lizzie, Minnie, Walter, Ernest, Lillie and Evelyn. Lillie’s mother, Emma (Smith) had the distinction of being the first girl of European descent to be born at Fort Victoria. Lillie’s father, William Henry Lewis helped to print the very first edition of the Vancouver Province in 1898. Lillie attended Douglas Road School and remembers being a pupil of Ellen Lister. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis married Bertie Blaine Porter at Lulu Island on November 7, 1918. They lived in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Burnaby to raise their four children. For most of his working life Bert operated a steam roller for the municipality. Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter died May 18, 1988 at the age of ninety-two. Elsie Wilson was born August 16, 1898 to Annie and her second husband William Wilson. Annie’s first husband Samuel W Walmsley died December 20, 1895 at the age of thirty-five, leaving Annie a widow at twenty-seven with two young children Annie age four and Samuel age six. Annie Walmsley married her second husband William Wilson on April 17, 1897. Elsie attended West Burnaby public school (later Kingsway West elementary) and remembers picking raspberries at various Burnaby farms for seven seasons.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:24:19
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Interviewee Name
Jones, Lillian May Davies
Wilson, Elsie
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Groves, Ada Evelyn Lewis
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-020_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
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.
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Track four of recording of Pioneer Days interviews

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Pioneer Days interviews September 22, 1971 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory267
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby. She mentions the East Burnaby Fruit Farm (her family's farm) and the George Leaf General Store. She also talks about her brothers and her father, the first typesetter for t…
Date Range
1899-1905
Length
0:06:43
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves memories of her family life during the early days of Burnaby. She mentions the East Burnaby Fruit Farm (her family's farm) and the George Leaf General Store. She also talks about her brothers and her father, the first typesetter for the Columbian newspaper. Ada is being interviewed in front of an audience at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum).
Date Range
1899-1905
Length
0:06:43
Name
George Leaf General Store
Columbian newspaper
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 12th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Interview Date
September 22, 1971
Scope and Content
Recording is of interviews with Lillian May (Davies) Jones, Ada Evelyn (Lewis) Groves, Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter, and Elsie Wilson during the Pioneer Days celebration at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) on September 22, 1971. Major themes discussed are: personal memories and occupations of interviewees family members.
Biographical Notes
Lillian May Davies was born June 28, 1891 to George and Rachel (Mills) Davies. She was one of four children. George Davies married Rachel Mills September 12, 1888 in Winnipeg and headed west to make their home. George’s brother Richard Davies had already bought property at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue (now 12th Avenue) when Rachel and George moved in and built a house next door. George Davies went to work for Gilley Bros. Logging Co. in Burnaby. Lillian May Davies married John Henry Jones on July 29, 1909 at the Methodist Church in Burnaby which had opened only a few weeks before (the Joneses were the first couple to be married there). Their reception was held in the Davies’ family garden. On June 3, 1910, Lillian and John’s first child, Arnold Jones was born. In 1919 they adopted their second child, John Sheldon Jones whose birth parents had died of influenza. John and Lillian built a home on the lot next to Lillian’s parents and lived there for forty-eight years. After her husband’s death in 1956, Lillian moved one lot over and remained living there for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine for over twenty years. Lillian May (Davies) Jones died in Surrey on June 24, 1981 at the age of eighty-nine. Ada Evelyn Lewis was born on September 11, 1899. She was one of nine Lewis children. Ada's father came to Victoria BC from San Francisco. He met his wife in Victoria and moved to New Westminster where he was a typesetter on the first edition of the Columbian newspaper. He continued to work for the Columbian until his retirement. Her family owned the East Burnaby Fruit Farm at 17th Avenue between 2nd and 4th Street where they harvested apples, plums and pears. Ada attended East Burnaby School in 1905 and remembers being a pupil of Miss Draper. Ada E. Lewis married and became Mrs. Ada Evelyn Groves. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis was born in 1896 to William Henry and Emma (Smith) Lewis at the family farm at 4th Street and 18th Avenue. The family grew to nine, eldest to youngest; Albert, Lizzie, Minnie, Walter, Ernest, Lillie and Evelyn. Lillie’s mother, Emma (Smith) had the distinction of being the first girl of European descent to be born at Fort Victoria. Lillie’s father, William Henry Lewis helped to print the very first edition of the Vancouver Province in 1898. Lillie attended Douglas Road School and remembers being a pupil of Ellen Lister. Lillian Frederica “Lillie” Lewis married Bertie Blaine Porter at Lulu Island on November 7, 1918. They lived in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Burnaby to raise their four children. For most of his working life Bert operated a steam roller for the municipality. Lillian Frederica (Lewis) Porter died May 18, 1988 at the age of ninety-two. Elsie Wilson was born August 16, 1898 to Annie and her second husband William Wilson. Annie’s first husband Samuel W Walmsley died December 20, 1895 at the age of thirty-five, leaving Annie a widow at twenty-seven with two young children Annie age four and Samuel age six. Annie Walmsley married her second husband William Wilson on April 17, 1897. Elsie attended West Burnaby public school (later Kingsway West elementary) and remembers picking raspberries at various Burnaby farms for seven seasons.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:24:19
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Jones, Lillian May Davies
Wilson, Elsie
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Groves, Ada Evelyn Lewis
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-020_Track_2
Transcript Available
None
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.
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Track two of recording of Pioneer Days interviews

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West Burnaby School Class

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.8 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 20.0 x 25.0 cm
Item No.
034-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) class standing outside of the school. Identified, back row, left to right: [unidentified], Georgina Bell, [first name unknown] Creamer, Gladys Bisset, Bernadette McNeil, Elsie Wilson, and Mabel Rowlinson. 2nd row, 5th from le…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
034-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.8 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 20.0 x 25.0 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) class standing outside of the school. Identified, back row, left to right: [unidentified], Georgina Bell, [first name unknown] Creamer, Gladys Bisset, Bernadette McNeil, Elsie Wilson, and Mabel Rowlinson. 2nd row, 5th from left: Edith Marten. 3rd row, left to right: [first name unknown] McMaster, [unidentified], Jean Ross, [unidentified], Goldie Ralph, Mabel Ralph, Grace Marten, [3 unidentified children], Lois Rumble (later Wilson), [unidentified], and George Robertson. From row, left to right, starting at 7th child: Wilson Bailey, [first name unknown] Bond, [2 unidentified children], Bill Smith, Elgin Robertson, [2 unidentified children], Gordon Bailey, [2 unidentified children], [first name unknown] Bramble. The teacher, standing at the back left, is Miss Annie Theresa Forrest.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Bailey, Gordon
Bailey, Wilson
Bell, Georgina
Bisset, Gladys
Forrest, Annie Theresa
Marten, Edith
Marten, Grace
McNeil, Bernadette
Ralph, Mabel
Robertson, Elgin
Robertson, George
Ross, Jean
Rowlinson, Mabel
Wilson, Lois Rumble
Smith, Bill
West Burnaby School
Wilson, Elsie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4800 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Division II at West Burnaby School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1354
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Division II at West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) sitting and standing outside. Standing in the back on the far left is John Robertson, fourth from the left is Lillian Bond, beside her is [first name unknown] Barber, Eva Coburne, Mabel Ralph, [first na…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Division II at West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) sitting and standing outside. Standing in the back on the far left is John Robertson, fourth from the left is Lillian Bond, beside her is [first name unknown] Barber, Eva Coburne, Mabel Ralph, [first name unknown] Bramble, George Robertson, Mabel Rowlinson, unidentified, Georgina Bell, Bright Robertson and Fred Bond. Fourth from the left in the second row is Glen McMaster, sixth is Lois Rumble (later Wilson), beside her is Margaret Creamer, Gladys Bisset, Amy Sandell, unidentified, Elgin Robertson, unidentified and Bill Smith. Sitting in the front row, third from the left is Goldie Ralph, beside her is Edith Marten, unidentified, Jessie Robertson, [first name unknown] McMaster, Grace Marten, Elsie Wilson, Beatrice Barber, Dora Barber, Jean Ross and Dolly Smith. Miss Annie Theresa Forrest is standing on the far left behind her students (next to her is a partially visible bicycle).
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Barber, Dora
Bell, Georgina
Bisset, Gladys
Bond, Fred
Bond, Lillian
Coburne, Eva
Creamer, Margaret
Forrest, Annie Theresa
Marten, Edith
Marten, Grace
McMaster, Glen
Ralph, Goldie
Ralph, Mabel
Robertson, Bright
Robertson, Elgin
Robertson, George
Robertson, Jessie
Robertson, John
Ross, Jean
Rowlinson, Mabel
Wilson, Lois Rumble
Sandell, Amy
Smith, Bill
Smith, Dolly
Wilson, Elsie
West Burnaby School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4800 Kingsway
Accession Code
BV999.2.42
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Related Material
For another photograph of 2nd Division at West Burnaby School / Kingsway West School, see BV999.2.41
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
08-Jun-09
Scale
100
Photographer
Barrowclough
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "1907"
Note in pencil on border on verso of photograph reads: "19 absent."
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Division II at West Burnaby School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Division II at West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) sitting and standing outside. Standing in the back on the far left is John Robertson, fourth from the left is Lillian Bond, beside her is [first name unknown] Barber, Eva Coburne, Mabel Ralph, [first na…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Division II at West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) sitting and standing outside. Standing in the back on the far left is John Robertson, fourth from the left is Lillian Bond, beside her is [first name unknown] Barber, Eva Coburne, Mabel Ralph, [first name unknown] Bramble, George Robertson, Mabel Rowlinson, unidentified, Georgina Bell, Bright Robertson and Fred Bond. Fourth from the left in the second row is Glen McMaster, sixth is Lois Rumble (later Wilson), beside her is Margaret Creamer, Gladys Bisset, Amy Sandell, unidentified, Elgin Robertson, unidentified and Bill Smith. Sitting in the front row, third from the left is Goldie Ralph, beside her is Edith Marten, unidentified, Jessie Robertson, [first name unknown] McMaster, Grace Marten, Elsie Wilson, Beatrice Barber, Dora Barber, Jean Ross and Dolly Smith. Miss Annie Theresa Forrest is standing on the far left behind her students (next to her is a partially visible bicycle).
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Barber, Dora
Bell, Georgina
Bisset, Gladys
Bond, Fred
Bond, Lillian
Coburne, Eva
Creamer, Margaret
Forrest, Annie Theresa
Marten, Edith
Marten, Grace
McMaster, Glen
Ralph, Goldie
Ralph, Mabel
Robertson, Bright
Robertson, Elgin
Robertson, George
Robertson, Jessie
Robertson, John
Ross, Jean
Rowlinson, Mabel
Wilson, Lois Rumble
Sandell, Amy
Smith, Bill
Smith, Dolly
Wilson, Elsie
West Burnaby School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4800 Kingsway
Accession Code
BV017.8.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Related Material
For another photograph of 2nd Division at West Burnaby School / Kingsway West School, see BV999.2.41
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "1907"
Note in black ink on border on verso of photograph reads: "19 pupils not here."
Note in pencil on border on verso of photograph reads: "X 5 4."
Note in pencil on recto of photograph reads: "47 +19".
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Miss A.T. Forrest. / Burnaby.School. / B.C.".
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Division II at West Burnaby School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34520
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm + 1 p.
Item No.
034-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Division II at West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) sitting and standing outside. Standing in the back row third from the left is Lillian Bond, beside her is [first name unknown] Barber, Eva Coburne, Mabel Ralph, [first name unknown] Bramble, George Robe…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
034-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm + 1 p.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of Division II at West Burnaby School (later renamed Kingsway West School) sitting and standing outside. Standing in the back row third from the left is Lillian Bond, beside her is [first name unknown] Barber, Eva Coburne, Mabel Ralph, [first name unknown] Bramble, George Robertson, Mabel Rowlinson, unidentified, Georgina Bell, Bright Robertson and Fred Bond. Fourth from the left in the second row is Glen McMaster, sixth is Lois Rumble (later Wilson), beside her is Margaret Creamer, Gladys Bisset, Amy Sandell, unidentified, Elgin Robertson, unidentified and Bill Smith. Sitting in the front row, third from the left is Goldie Ralph, beside her is Edith Marten, unidentified, Jessie Robertson, [first name unknown] McMaster, Grace Marten, Elsie Wilson, Beatrice Barber, Dora Barber, Jean Ross and Dolly Smith. John Robertson is sitting on the ground, on the far left and Miss Annie Theresa Forrest is standing on the far left behind her students (next to her is a bicycle).
Photographer
Barrowclough
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Transportation - Bicycles
Names
Barber, Dora
Bell, Georgina
Bisset, Gladys
Bond, Fred
Bond, Lillian
Coburne, Eva
Creamer, Margaret
Forrest, Annie Theresa
Marten, Edith
Marten, Grace
McMaster, Glen
Ralph, Goldie
Ralph, Mabel
Robertson, Bright
Robertson, Elgin
Robertson, George
Robertson, Jessie
Robertson, John
Ross, Jean
Rowlinson, Mabel
Wilson, Lois Rumble
Sandell, Amy
Smith, Bill
Smith, Dolly
Wilson, Elsie
West Burnaby School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed by photographer on recto of photograph: "2nd Div. West Burnaby School / Barrowclough Cards"
1 page accompanying lists the individuals in the photograph as: "Back row, l to r: 3rd, Lillian Bond; 4th, [first name unknown] Barber; 5th, Eva Coburne; 6th, Mabel Ralph; 7th, [first name unknown] Bramble; 8th, George Robertson; 10th, Mabel Rowlinson; 12th, Georgina Bell; 13th Bright Robertson; and 14th, Fred Bond. Second row, l to r: 4th, Glen McMaster; 6th, Lois Rumble; 7th, Margaret Creamer; 8th, Gladys Bisset; 9th, Amy Sandell; 11th, Elgin Robertson; and 13th, Bill Smith. First row, l to r: 3rd, Goldie Ralph; 4th, Edith Marten; 6th, Jessie Robertson; 7th, [first name unknown] McMaster; 8th, Grace Marten; 9th, Elsie Wilson; 10th, Beatrice Barber; 11th, Dora Barber; 12th, Jean Ross; and 13th, Dolly Smith. Seated on ground, left to right: 1st, John Robertson."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4800 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Elsie Wilson Elsie Wilson was born Aug. 16, 1898 in the small family home near Central Park to Annie Wilson and her second husband, William. The three-storey house was located at Westminster Road (now Kingsway) and a trail later named Wilson Avenue in honor of the family. Miss Wilson's mother
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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