Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sombre or Somber Sunday - 6 September 1919 - Vancouver BC Canada

The Vancouver Daily Sun, 6 September 1919 had these notes on deaths:

Deaths and Funerals, page 10

DARWELL—September 4, 1919, at the Vancouver General Hospital, Edythe Leslie Darwell, in her 23rd year, late of 1746 William Street. Funeral service from Center & Hanna’s chapel this afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

PHELPS—September 4, 1919, at the family residence, 2034 Thirty-sixth avenue west, Robert Louis Phelps, in his 43rd year. Funeral service from Center & Hanna’s chapel this afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Mr. Wilson officiating. Interment in Ocean View Burial Park.
[The BC Archives Vital Events Index shows his name as Lewis, not Louis, and the place of death as Point Grey which was not part of Vancouver at this time.]

BAILEY—Inquest, page 7

An inquest will be held on the body of J. W. Bailey, a returned soldier, who fell dead in the Maryland cafe. The inquest will probably be held on Monday, according to Dr. T.W. Jeffs, coroner. No relatives of the deceased have been located yet.
[Identified as John Wright BAILEY, aged 52, in the BC Vital Events Index. Death date: 5 September, 1919.]

And from France, page 2

From Paris – a brief report on a two train collision near Toulouse. 13 killed, 40 injured that morning.

About Sombre Sunday

I post deaths from British Columbia, Canada from
the date of the first Sunday of each month as published in a selected newspaper or other source.

Somber Sunday, or, as we spell it here in Canada, Sombre Sunday, is a day to post obituaries or sad stories - the idea of Brenda Kay Wolfgram Moore who writes at Day-ly Genealogy Blogposts .

Useful links:

BC Archives Vital Events Index & Information

Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver

Ocean View Burial Park is in Burnaby, a neighbour city to Vancouver. The BC Genealogical Society has information on burials there and a CD for sale.