Saturday, August 10, 2019

SUNDAY STRAYS & SURNAMES – Desson, Mackenzie, Miller, Walker of Goldstream and New Westminster, BC, 1909


 This sweet photo of Myrtl (or Myrte?) Desson, dated 1909, is from a postcard in my Stray Photograph collection and was mailed in Nanaimo, BC, 1909? (date mostly illegible). As always with hand writing, the spelling of names may vary.




To Mrs. D. MacKenzie, New Westminster, B.C. c/o Mrs. D.H. Miller, (811) Royal Avenue.

My Dear Grandma, Will answer your welcome letter soon and tell you all the news. The wee Babe is doing splendidly, gained almost a pound this last week. Love to Lena and yourself and a X to Hugh. Yours as ever, Daisy

 Another postcard in my collection with a faded photograph of Baby Walker, Goldstream B.C. was sent Sept. 22nd/09 from Albert to his “dear little cousin” and was addressed to:  H.H. Miller, Esq., 811 Royal Ave. New Westminster, B.C.

From directories, I see that D H Miller of 811 Royal Avenue in New Westminster was David H Miller who married Isabella Mackenzie in New Westminster in 1897.

I think the 'grandma', Mrs D MacKenzie, must be Mrs Duncan (Isabella Duncan?) MacKenzie.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Girl Guide Cook Book contributors - 1930s, British Columbia, Canada

Hope everyone is having a great British Columbia Day today!


To celebrate, here's another of my British Columbia cookbook surname indexes. This time it's for a Girl Guide Cook Book in my own collection, published about 1932 in Vancouver, which was the 21st anniversary of the Girl Guides Provincial Rally in BC. 

In 1931, the Cook Book reports there were "117 Company Camps, 19 Group Camps, 3 Ranger Camps, and 2 Training Camps"

I've given the contributors' surname and given names below, listed by surname. If no residence is given, they are likely from Vancouver. A number had several recipes in the book. You will see in the book that the British Columbia Girl Guides Provincial Commissioner, Mrs Morkill, contributed an old recipe. I wonder if anyone still has that 50 year old letter? I intend to write more on her later. 

Do let me know if anyone in your family is in this list. 


And don't forget to buy your Girl Guide cookies this year. Here are some very modern recipes from the Girl Guides of Canada in case you do have some leftovers.




The Girl Guide Rally, Hastings Park, 30th of May 1936, showing the Color Party from each Greater Vancouver Company of Girl Guides, Rangers and Sea Rangers. Photographer: Fred William Sunday. Courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives: AM177-F01-: CVA 612-010. 
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SURNAME GIVEN NAMES, INITIALS TITLE ADDRESS
AINLEY W.E. MRS.
AMES D.P. MRS.
ARNETT R.F. MRS. NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.
BAILEY G.L. MRS. 328-9TH St., NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.
BAKER MRS.
BARKER C.H. MRS. NANAIMO, B.C.
BATTEN MARGARET S.
BINGAY BESSIE GRANT TRAIL, B.C.
BOYD MRS.
BRADBURY P.R. MRS. NORTH BURNABY, B.C.
BROADBENT MRS.
BROCK R.W. MRS.
BROWN E.  MRS.
BURNS W.E. MRS.
BURNS W.E. MRS.
CANNELL HUGH MRS.
CARTER C.F. MRS. BURNABY, B.C.
CARTER EDWARD MRS.
CHESMAN L.D. MRS.
CHESMAN L.D. MRS.
CLEGG E.BERNUFF MRS.
CLEGG LUCY MRS.
COLLINS MRS.
COUPLAND J. MRS.  TRAIL, B.C.
COVERNTON C. MRS.
DAVIES GWLADYS MISS
DAVIS A.  MRS.
DAVIS W.H. MRS. BURNABY, B.C.
DENNY MISS DUNCAN, B.C.
DICKINSON H. MRS.
DIPLOCK MRS.
DOCKERILL ELLEN TRAIL, B.C.
FINGLASS L.A.
FISKEN DOUGLAS MRS.
FRAMPTON C.G. MRS.
FRAMPTON C.G. MRS.
FRASER R.N. MRS.
FROST ELSIE
GA;E K.J. MRS. SAANICH, B.C.
GAVIN D MRS.
GENGE MRS. VICTORIA, B.C.
GIBSON GOODWIN MRS.
GORDON C.R. MRS.
GOURLAY MRS.
GRAHAM M.M. BURNABY, B.C.
GUMLEY ELIZABETH M.G.
GUNTHER E.F. MRS.
GUTHRIE RUPERT MRS.
HALL DAVID MRS. VANCOUVER, B.C,
HANSFORD F.P. MISS DIETICIAN, HOME SERVICE DEPARTMENT, CANADIAN CANNERS (WESTERN) LIMITED.
HAWKSWORTH GEO. MRS.
HAY DAVID MRS.
HEAPS J. MRS. NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.
HEAPS JOYCE
HOOLE F. MRS.
HOOPER H.C. MRS.
HORNER A. MRS.
HUTCHESON J.G.A. MRS.
HUTTON MARGARET  
JACK HETTY MISS
JACOBS BESSIE   
JAMES EDITH BIRKS
JOHNSTON P.J. MRS. NANAIMO, B.C.
JOHNSTON JANE M.
JOHNSTON LUKIN MRS. LONDON, ENGLAND
KEITH W.D. MRS.
KINLOCK MRS. MRS.
LAKE T.P. MRS.
LAMBERT F. MRS. BURNABY, B.C.
LAPSLEY MRS.
LARGE O.S. MRS.
LARSEN RENE
LEIGH AMY MISS
LENNIE T.H. MRS.
LESLIE JAMES MRS.
LOAT WINNIE MISS
LONDON T.W.B. MRS.
MARLEY M.A. MRS.
MAYNE A.K. MRS. BURNABY, B.C.
MCCULLOCH H.  MRS.
MCVICKAR F. MRS.
MENNIE R.E. MRS. BURNABY, B.C.
MIDGLEY MRS. SOUTH OKANAGAN, B.C.
MILNE FRANCIS J. MRS.
MINTER S. MRS. VANCOUVER, B.C,
MOORE M.M MRS.
MORGAN H.A.  MRS.
MORKILL ALAN MRS.
MORRIS J. MRS. BARNSELY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
MOXON A.J. MRS.
MUCKLESTON HELEN MRS.
MULLIN R.H. MRS.
MUNDAY DON MRS.
MURRAY C.W. MRS.
MUSGRAVE NORMAN MRS.
OSBORNE T.R. MRS.
PALMER W. MRS.
PEARSEN T.R. MRS.
PERRY DALLAS MRS.
PHELPS C.C. MRS.
PICKIN J.W. MRS.
RALSTON S. MRS.
REID R.L. MRS.
REID ALEXANDER MRS.
REID ALEXANDER
RIGGS HERBERT MRS.
ROBERTS E.E. MRS.
ROCHFORT MRS. VICTORIA, B.C.
ROSS STIRLING MRS.
SMITH A.P. MRS. VICTORIA, B.C.
SMITH SHOLTO MRS.
SMITH MARY S. FYFE
SMITHSON F.G. MRS.
STANBOROUGH J. MRS. NORTH BURNABY, B.C.
STORRS HENRY MRS.
THOMPSON EMMA MISS
THOMPSON J.M. MRS. KELOWNA,B.C.
THOMPSON EMMA MISS
TIFFIN F.W. MRS.
TOMPKINS E MRS.
TRAN C.E. MRS.
VOITKEVIC L.M. MRS. NANAIMO, B.C.
VROOMAN C.H. MRS.
WILLIAMS ALINE S. MISS VICTORIA, B.C.
WILLIAMS STEWART MRS. VICTORIA, B.C.
WILSON CLAUDE MRS. CHILLIWACK, B.C.
WOLFE-MERTON B.G. MRS.
WOOTEN H.O. MRS.
YOUNG H.D. MRS.
CANADIAN PACIFIC CHEFS
GNISCH JEAN EMPRESS HOTEL, VICTORIA, B.C.
AUDEREGG C. THE CHATEAU, LAKE LOUISE
AUDEREGG C. THE CHATEAU, LAKE LOUISE
AUDEREGG C. THE CHATEAU, LAKE LOUISE
ALBERTELLA R. ROYAL YORK HOTEL, TORONTO
ALBERTELLA R. ROYAL YORK HOTEL, TORONTO
ODIAU H. BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
ODIAU H. BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
RHODE L. HOTEL SASKATCHEWAN, REGINA
BERNHART A. HOTEL VANCOUVER, VANCOUVER, B.C.
OTHER B.C. & CANADIAN NAMES MENTIONED
MORKILL ALAN MRS. PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER, B.C.
PELLET LADY 1912-CHIEF COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA-RESIGNED 1912
WARREN H.D. MRS. FROM TORONTO---CHIEF COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA SINCE 1912
SILLS MRS. FRASER LAKE GG LEADER
GUTHRIE RUPERT MRS. PROVINCIAL BADGE CONVENOR
BUTLER ELEANOR MISS EAGLE OWL

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon - This weekend

It's almost time for the next Dewey's Readathon - August 2, 2019! This time it's a special, low-key Reverse Readathon beginning at 8pm EDT and corresponding times around the globe.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon


It's easy to sign up and there's still time. Go right to the Dewey Readathon website and learn all about it. And you can click to check your own time zone for the hours.

 In Vancouver, BC, I'll be starting my reading at 5:00 pm PDT, Friday, August 2, 2019 and ending at Saturday, Aug 3 at 4:55 pm.

I haven't made a Readathon book pile yet but I'm thinking.... some genealogy, some mystery.... and maybe a new book?