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Gold, W.H.

  • Person
  • 1893-1992

Wilmer Hazlewood Gold was a commercial photographer. In 1958, his studio was located in Youbou, B.C. Gold was born April 30, 1893 in Victoria, B.C, the son of William Gold and Margaret Hazelwood. He died April 14, 1992 in Duncan, B.C.

Goodall, Edward

  • Person
  • 1909-1982

Edward "Ted" Goodall was born in Wells, Somerset, England on September 3rd, 1909 to Mabel and Sidney Goodall. His father was a barrister and solicitor and mayor of Wells. He attended Monmouth College in Wales as a boarder and while there studied art under the guidance of art master Marcus Holmes. Edward immigrated to Canada in the mid 1930s. In Victoria on November 1, 1937 he married Caroline Puckle. He joined the Royal Engineers during WWII, specializing in camouflage of buildings and equipment. It was at this time that the idea of pen and ink and pencil post cards came to mind. He applied for the copyright to "Goodall's Pencil Postcard Series" in 1942 and began drawing scenes on Vancouver Island with considerable success. He purchased a home on Wilmot Place in Oak Bay in 1945 where he built his first studio in the coach house. He continued to work as a commercial artist and painter. He designed personal Christmas cards for dozens of people including the Premier of British Columbia and the Lieutenant Governor, as well as personalized cheques for many prominent Canadians including timber magnate H.R. MacMillan. Other commissions included: the Illustrated London News, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Canadian Stevedoring.

Ted was an avid hiker and skier with the Alpine Club of Canada. He always found time to make watercolour sketches and drawings while hiking and skiing which inspired him to create a calendar of watercolours. He also photographed mountain scenes which he sold to postcard companies. In the mid seventies he was approached by a Mr. John deJong of Canadian Gallery prints in Port Moody who eventually became his agent and a very successful series of limited addition prints were issued over a number of years. Art cards were also produced and he no longer had to spend time promoting his work.

Despite his advanced years he was very active until his death on September 12th, 1982 at 73 years of age.

Goold, George W.

  • Person
  • [192-?-20--?]

George Goold is listed in the 1967 directory as living with his wife Joan at 1138 Balfour Avenue, Vancouver; it appears that the family had lived at this address since about 1956. George was a partner in the firm Rudd, Goold & Elliot, Chartered Accountants at 814 and 718 Granville Street.

Gordon, Irma

  • Person

Miss Gordon was a member and secretary of the Rosemary Club.

Gore, Cecil N.

  • Person

Cecil N. Gore was a draftsman in Vancouver during the 1940s and 1950s under the name Home Planning Service. He drew plans for homes at his office located at 601 Howe Street.

Grant, George William

  • Person
  • ?-1925

George William Grant was an architect working primarily in New Westminster, B.C. in the latter years of the 19th and early years of the 20th centuries.

Grassie, W.H.

  • Person

W.H. Grassie owned Grassie Jewellers stores in various locations throughout Vancouver from 1886 until the 1950s. W.H. Grassie and his wife, both originally from Ontario, arrived in Vancouver in 1886, and opened Grassie's Jewellery store on Cordova Street. For several years, W.H. Grassie worked with a partner, Sam Mason, and the store was registered as Grassie and Mason. Grassie's operated at several different locations on Cordova until 1899 when the shop moved to Cambie Street. In 1939 the business was relocated to Hastings Street. In 1951 the store moved again, this time to Seymour Street where it was managed by W.H. Grassie's son-in-law and grandson, Frank McElroy and Walter Grassie McElroy.

Graveley, Walter E.

  • Person

Walter E. Graveley came to Victoria from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1881. He moved to Gastown in 1885 and established a real estate business, purchasing the first lot sold by the CPR for his business premises when the railway was extended from Port Moody to Vancouver. Graveley was very active in Vancouver yachting circles and was one of the founders of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Green, A. E.

  • Person
  • 1851-1914

Reverend Alfred Eli Green, a Methodist minister, was the Inspector for Indian Schools along the coast of British Columbia. His office and home was in Point Grey, Vancouver.

Green, Howard Charles

  • Person
  • 1895-1989

Howard Green was born in Kaslo, B.C. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1915. He applied for a commission with the 54th. Kootenay Battalion and served as a Lieutenant in Canada, England and France, and saw action with the 4th Division from August 1916 to July 1917. He was subsequently an instructor with the Canadian Corps School and with the 6th. Canadian Infantry Brigade. After the armistice, he was attached to the Canadian Section, G.H.Q., where he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Green returned to Canada in 1919 and attended law school at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, and was called to the bar in B.C. in 1922. He worked for Ladner and Cantelon and later set up his own legal practice in 1926. In 1923, he married Marion Jean Mounce. They had two sons, Lewis Howard and John Willison. Marion died in 1953 and Green married Donna Enid Kerr in 1956. Green was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament representing Vancouver South in 1935. After a re organization of constituency boundaries, he served as MP for Vancouver Quadra from 1949 to 1963. Green served as Minister of Public Works, 1951-1959, and Acting Minister of Defence Production, 1957-1958. He was appointed Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1959. After losing his seat in the 1963 election, Green returned to his law practice. Green died in 1989.

Greig, Lillian Cope

  • Person
  • ?-1975

Lillian Cope Greig was a Vancouver writer who prepared this material on the history of Kitsilano during the 1930s and 1940s. She had planned to publish the manuscript during the city's Diamond Jubilee year in 1946.

Grice, Art

  • Person

Art (Arthur) Grice was a professional photographer who worked under the name Art Grice; he was based in North Vancouver. Art Grice's company was named F 11 Photographics, but he signed his work with his name rather than the company name.

Grindhem, Martin Johansen

  • Person
  • [to 1969?]

Martin Johansen Grinhem was a cartographic draftsman who worked for McGill-Warner Co., a publisher of maps. It is believed that he dies in 1969.

Guns, Thomas Salter

  • Person
  • 1867-1963

Thomas Guns was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, and first saw Vancouver in 1884 as an apprentice on the barque Highland Glen. He returned to Vancouver to work on various coast vessels of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company. In 1894, he received his Master's ticket, and in 1916 he joined the Vancouver Pilotage Authority where he worked until his retirement in 1935.

Gutstein, Donald

  • Person

Donald Gutstein is a graduate architect, a teacher and an author on Vancouver politics.

Hailstone, William

  • Person
  • ?-1912

William Hailstone was one of the "Three Greenhorns" (William Hailstone, Sam Brighouse and John Morton) who were the first European settlers in what is now the west end of Vancouver. Hailstone returned to England at some time prior to 1894 and remained there until his death in 1912.

Haines, Frank Archibald

  • Person

Frank Haines served in France with the 11th Field Ambulance in World War I and in Canada with the Canadian Army in World War II.

Hall, Frank Elmer

  • Person

Frank Elmer Hall (1898- ) is a native of Hartley, Iowa, U.S.A., who came to Saskatchewan in 1906. He is the president of Hall Securities Ltd. of Vancouver and served as President of the Vancouver Stock Exchange in 1937 and 1953.

Hall, Jessie Columbia

  • Person
  • 1872-1949

Jessie Hall, daughter of Sam Greer, was born June 7, 1872 and was the first white child born in the Cariboo. In 1884 she came with her father to Skwa-yoos Beach. In 1893 she married J.Z. Hall, who was a pioneer notary public in Vancouver. In 1911 they built "Killarney" at 2890 Point Grey Road, which became a centre for many community organizations; these included the Hart McHarg Auxiliary from 1914-1918, of which Jessie Hall was president. She was also president of the Victorian Order of Nurses and of Post 1, Native Daughters of B.C. She was an original member of Chirst Church and was a founding member of St. Mark's Church. She also worked for the Children's Aid Society, the Vancouver Welfare Federation, and the Local Council of Women. In 1931 she was president of Burrard Women's Conservation Club. In 1934 she received the Good Citizen award, the first Native Daughter to be chosen. Hall died June 22, 1949.

Hall, John

  • Person

John Hall was an agriculturalist who worked at BC Sugar's beet seed research unit and later at the company's subsidiary, the Manitoba Sugar Company.

Hall was hired by Frank Peto in the early 1940s, and was responsible for field operations of the company's Agriculture Department in Ladner, B.C. He was later involved in the development of new beet seed varieties, which significantly increased production for sugar beet farmers on the Canadian prairies. After Manitoba Sugar Co. was acquired as a subsidiary of BC Sugar, Hall was transferred to the Manitoba operations as agriculture superintendent.

Hamilton, James

  • Person

James Hamilton was secretary of the Vancouver Merchants' Exchange from its inception in 1921 until his retirement in 1944. He was considered an expert on British Columbia's marine history. His books included "Western Shores" (1932) and "The All-Red Route" (1960) and he contributed to "Harbour and Shipping" for many years under the name of "Captain Kettle". Hamilton passed away in 1964 at the age of 85.

Hamilton, Walter Robert

  • Person
  • 1872-1964

Walter Robert Hamilton was born in Rawdon, Quebec, July 9, 1872. He travelled to the Yukon during the 1898 gold rush. He later joined the government service in the Yukon and remained there until about 1909. After moving to Vancouver, Hamilton served as an alderman from 1913 to 1918 and also as a police commissioner for that time. He also served on the Federal Milk Committee. He was a partner in several real estate and insurance agencies, primarily with Orr-Hamilton Ltd. He retired around 1945. He remained interested in mining and the development of the Yukon. He became President of the International Sourdoughs in 1960. He died March 23, 1964.

Hancock, Fred

  • Person

Fred Hancock served on the Board of Directors of Vancouver's Citizens' Council on Civic Development for several years.

Harcourt, Michael Franklin

  • Person

Michael Franklin Harcourt was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1943. On moving to Vancouver he attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. He later attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a B.A. and an L.L.B. Mr. Harcourt spent much of his time working with community service programmes. From 1970-1972 he was director of the Legal Aid Society of B.C. He was elected as an alderman in November 1972 and served on City Council as an alderman until 1979. He was elected as Mayor of Vancouver in 1980 and served in that capacity until 1986.

term of office:
1972-1979 (councillor)
1980-1986 (mayor)

Harris, Gerald

  • Person

Gerald Harris, a biological technician with the Federal Fisheries Department, wrote two articles on fishing streams in Vancouver, which were published in the department's bulletin in 1977. The articles, "Salmon and Trout Streams in Vancouver" parts one and two, and "Musqueam Creek", were researched from conversations with various people and some other sources, such as maps and "Early Vancouver" compiled by Major Matthews.

Harstad, Karl

  • Person
  • 1890-1976

Karl Harstad was a Norwegian photographer. His firm employed other photographers and published postcards. "Harstad Oslo" printed on an image could indicate that Harstad took the photo or that it was published by his company.

Hart, John, Hon.

  • Person
  • 1879-1957

Hart was first elected to the B.C. Legislature in 1916. He served as Premier of B.C. in the 1940s.

Haspel, Karl

  • Person
  • 1888-1971

Born Aug. 9, 1888 in Greencastle, Indiana, Karl Haspel moved to Vancouver in 1929. He was an amateur photographer who worked as an electrical engineer for the British Columbia Telephone Company. He retired in 1954 and died May 25, 1971.

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