Forest Lawn Cemetery Burnaby BC Canada

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    Just re-checked death dates, out by 12 years, so scrap Lawrence in Alberta. And remind myself that if a job's worth doing .....
     
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    Burial plaque

    Myrtle Babbs
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     https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169825162/myrtle-babbs
    Death information

    Queenie Beatrice Babbs
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     https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/105833657/queenie-beatrice-babbs
    And I found this - look at his mothers name - did she marry someone before Mr. Brown?

    Name - Evan Wm Babbs
    Race/Nationality - English
    Departure Contact - Mother, Amelia Swan
    Age - 21
    Birth Date - abt 1904, London, England
    Arrival Date - 4 Apr 1925
    Port of Arrival - Sumas, Washington, USA

    Evan was visiting the US looking for work.
     
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    Sumas is right across the border from BC. As a side note.. during prohibition the rum runners would cross there at night to retrieve the booze they had bought in BC during the day and had hidden in the culverts etc. That could only happen if my Dad and his buddies ( teenagers) hadn't found it first and taken it home!!!
     
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    Thanks. In the 1926 Census he is Single and living in Pilot Butte, Regina, Saskatchewan.
     
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    Last Name: BABBS
    Given Names: JAMES OWEN
    Sex: MALE
    Date of Birth: 05/11/1907
    Place of Birth: BRANDON
    Maiden Last Name: CLATWORTHY
    Given Names: MILLY

    Brandon Weekly Sun 11 June 1908
    From Tuesdays papers
    Mrs. Evans (sic) Babbs left today for London, Eng., sail via Empress of Ireland.

    Last Name: BABBS
    Given Names: BRUCE
    Sex: MALE
    Date of Birth: 02/07/1913
    Place of Birth: BRANDON
    Maiden Last Name: CLACKWORTHY
    Given Names: AMELIA BLANCHE

    Last Name: BABBS
    Given Names: ELIZABETH
    Sex: FEMALE
    Date of Birth: 18/04/1912
    Place of Birth: BRANDON
    Maiden Last Name: CLATWORTHY
    Given Names: EMELIA

    Brandon Weekly Sun 10 June 1915
    OBITUARY
    Queenie Beatrice Babbs, age nine years, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans (sic) Babbs, of 512 Percy St. died at the family residence Saturday.
    The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Vincent and Macpherson's parlors to the Brandon cemetery. Rev. C. H. Innis officiated.

    Last Name: BABBS
    Given Names: LAWRENCE FORDYCE
    Sex: MALE
    Date of Birth: 10/08/1915
    Name of Hospital:
    Place of Birth: BRANDON
    Maiden Last Name: CLATWORTHY
    Given Names: AMELIA BLANCHE

    Last Name: BABBS
    Given Names: AMELIA BLANCH
    Sex: FEMALE
    Date of Birth: 17/05/1918
    Maiden Last Name: CLATWORTHY
    Given Names: AMELIA BLANCH
    (notice the date of birth for this one, she was born in May 1918, conceiving date August 1917)

    Brandon Daily Sun 02 January 1919
    PTE. E. BABE'S HOME. Private E. Babbs arrived home from overseas today. Private Babbs enlisted and went overseas with the 79th Battalion in March. 1916. and was in France for over two years, when he was taken sick and returned to England, where he was when the armistice was signed. Prior to enlisting he was employed for a number of years by W. J. Creelman as a shoe repairer. Private Babhs wife and family are now in Winnipeg, but he hopes to return to Brandon soon to reside. While in the city he is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Webber, 623 Rideau street.

    Now if Evan went to France in 1916 and was there for two and half years or convalescing in and England hospital, who was the father of the last child.........

    Evan Babbs service records
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     https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=18545 
    Had Evan and Amelia separated?

    The following notice makes no mention of her.

    Brandon Daily Sun 21 July 1919
    OBITUARY
    EVAN BABBS
    Brandon friends of Mr. Evan Babbs will be shocked to learn of his death which occurred last Thursday at his farm about fifteen miles from Southkey, Sask. The deceased had been dead in his home about twenty-four hours when found by his neighbours on Friday. He was employed in Brandon by Dowling & Creelman, shoe dealers, for about nine years prior to enlisting and going overseas with the seventy-ninth battalion as a private. He was two and a half years in France and was invalided home last January, having been badly gassed and very ill with trench fever. No suspicion of foul play was attached to his death and it is thought that it may have been caused by his recent illness overseas.
    The late Mr. Babbs was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Babbs, of Earl Grey, Sask., and a brother of Mrs. W. B. Webber. 106 Rideau street. The remains of the deceased were laid to rest in the cemetery at Southkey on Saturday.
     
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    Nice find Chimp.:cool:

    Very sad about Evan Sr.
     
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    Date of Marriage: 28/06/1906, Brandon
    GROOM - Walter Bertie WEBBER
    BRIDE - Elizabeth BABBS

    Elizabeth was Evan's youngest sister, born about 1887 and emigrated to Canada with her parents, leaving Liverpool on 22nd April 1903 on the Maddox.
     
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    Death - 13 Aug 1976, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Lawrence Fordyce Babbs, Age - 61
    Birth Date - 10 Aug 1915
    Birthplace - Brandon, Manitoba
    Father's Name - Evan Babbs
    Mother's Name - Amelia
    Spouse's Name - Katie Louday

    Winnipeg Tribune - 28 September 1963
    Police, mother baffled by vanishing boy
    VANCOUVER (CP)—David loveday is the boy who did not come home to dinner. Mrs. Katie Babbs kept dinner waiting for David, 13, three years ago — and has been waiting for him ever since.
    The boy's disappearance has gone down in police files as one of the city's strangest mysteries.
    Detective Duncan Smith. who heads the missing persons bureau, has said he knows of no case like it in his 15 years with the bureau.
    It was July 8th, 1960 A summer Friday, which Mrs. Babbs will never forget, began as usual.
    She got up for work, not waking David who was home on summer holiday. His step-father, Lawrence Babbs, an armoured car service guard, Was away.
    The couple was married six months before. David's father. Frank Loveday, died when the boy was three.

    DISAPPEARED

    When Mrs Babbs returned home from her job as a practical nurse, David was not there
    "He was quite able to take care of himself," she recalls. "I always warned him not to open the door to anyone he didn't know. "
    I thought he was out playing with his friends and went on cooking his supper."
    Mrs. Babbs says she became worried when David did not come home to eat, she became desperate and called police.
    She stayed home during the weekend in a state of shock and awaited word that her son was found. Then on Monday she heard from David and heaved a sigh of relief—It looked as if the boy was safe.
    David sent a letter post-marked Port Coquitlam, 20 miles east of Vancouver. In his own handwriting, the short note said he had found a summer job.

    THE LAST WORD

    That was the last Mrs. Babbs or police heard of him. She has spent the last three years in silence and sorrow.
     
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    Thanks Chimp. I wonder about Loveday. One reference for Lawrence's wife is Katie Lauday.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Easy to see a 'v' or 'u' in words.
     
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    Too right Wendy and in some cases a and o.
     
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    Plus a multitude of other letters we know.
     
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    And numbers, but we're going off piste.
    Katie Clara was born Katie Clara Gibbs. Francis William Loveday died in Vancouver, 3 May 1950. After Lawrence Babbs died in 1976, it looks like Katie re-married.
    On the Death Certificate for William Harry Simpson, died Hazelton, BC, 4 August 1984, his wife is named Clara Babb.
     
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