William Arthur Dickson1,2,3,4

M, #39809, b. 24 March 1899, d. 6 March 1966
Father*William Dickson1,5,3 b. 1874 or 1875, d. 9 Mar 1949
Mother*Katherine Rees5,3 b. c 1876
Last Edited11 Sep 2019
     William was born on 24 March 1899 in Fulham area, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.1,3,4 William married Helen Rebecca Howes possibly at St. Paul's Church, Bellingham on 27 July 1931 in Whatcom County, Washington, USA.6,4 He died on 6 March 1966 in Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 66 according to Ontario Death Registration 1966-09-003755. He was a farmer on a turkey farm.2,5,4
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Helen Dickson and Elsie Murray.4 William Arthur Dickson was buried on 9 March 1966 in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.5,4

Introductory Overview:
     William Arthur Dickson of Sonningdale is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll.
Other comments:
     William enlisted as a signaller in the 232nd Battalion, but washed out after about 10 months and was discharged.1
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     William Arthur Dickson of Sonningdale began military service on 8 May 1916 at the age of 17 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 232nd Battlaion as a signeller. He was an unmarried farmer. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, William Dickson of Sonningdale.1
     William Arthur Dickson ended his military service on 23 February 1917 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, being classified as medically unfit and unlikely to become an efficient soldier. I presume this refers to his abilities as a signaller. He may have been training at the UofS in Saskatoon because his final pay sheet gives his address as University Farm, Saskatoon, Sask..
End of Military Service section.1

     He moved to the Sonningdale district, Saskatchewan, Canada, with William Dickson and Catherine Dickson in 1912; England.3
     In the obituary of William Dickson who died 9 March 1949, his son, William Arthur Dickson of Cloverdale, was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia, 8 March 1966 .4

Census Data

     William appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces of RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, in the household of William Dickson and Catherine Dickson, listed as a farmer's son.3

Family

Helen Rebecca Howes b. 1 Apr 1911, d. 19 Jun 1983
Marriage*William married Helen Rebecca Howes possibly at St. Paul's Church, Bellingham on 27 July 1931 in Whatcom County, Washington, USA.6,4 

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private William Arthur Dickson of Sonningdale. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., William Arthur Dicksons.
  3. [S10115] William Dicksons household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, RM of Eagle Creek, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 4; Family No: 58, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  4. [S10117] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 8, 1966, Page 29, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  5. [S10114] William Arthur Dickson, Death Registration 1966-09-003755 (Mar 11, 1966), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Dickson, W A.
  6. [S8094] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., William Arthur Dickson & Helen Rebecca Howes.
  7. [S10116] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 10, 1949, Page 21, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

William Dickson1,2

M, #39810, b. 1874 or 1875, d. 9 March 1949
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     William was born in 1874 or 1875 in England.2,3 William married Katherine Rees.4,2 He died on 9 March 1949 at his home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.3
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Catherine Dickson and William Arthur Dickson.3 William Dickson was buried on 11 March 1949 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.3
     In 1912, William and Catherine moved from England to the Sonningdale district, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia 10 March 1949:
DICKSON
Passed away March 9, 1949, at his residence, 824 E 11th Ave., in his 76th year. Survived by his loving wife, Catherine; 3 sons, William, Cloverdale, Stanley, Vancouver, Archie, Toronto; 2 daughters, Elsie of Aneroid, Sask., Ada of High River, Alta; 1 brother, Joseph of Vancouver; 4 sisters, Lottie of London, Eng., Amy of Chestershire, Eng., Florence of Haney, B.C., May of New Jersey, U.S.A; also 15 grandchildren. Funeral Friday, March 11 at 3 p.m. from the Roselawn Funeral Chapel. Broadway at Commercial Drive. Rev. Canon H. P. Barrett officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. (Saskatoon papers please copy).

Note that this obituary actually does not include his given name.3


Census Data

     William Dickson and Catherine Dickson appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Ada and Elsie were listed as living with them.2

Family

Katherine Rees b. c 1876
Marriage*William married Katherine Rees.4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private William Arthur Dickson of Sonningdale. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10115] William Dicksons household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, RM of Eagle Creek, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 4; Family No: 58, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  3. [S10116] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 10, 1949, Page 21, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  4. [S10114] William Arthur Dickson, Death Registration 1966-09-003755 (Mar 11, 1966), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Dickson, W A.

Helen Rebecca Howes1

F, #39811, b. 1 April 1911, d. 19 June 1983
Last Edited10 Sep 2019
     Helen was born on 1 April 1911 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 Helen married William Arthur Dickson possibly at St. Paul's Church, Bellingham on 27 July 1931 in Whatcom County, Washington, USA.1,3 She died on 19 June 1983 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, at age 72.2 Helen Rebecca Howes was buried in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.2
     In the obituary of William Arthur Dickson who died 6 March 1966, his wife, Helen Dickson was listed as a survivor.3

Family

William Arthur Dickson b. 24 Mar 1899, d. 6 Mar 1966

Citations

  1. [S8094] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., William Arthur Dickson & Helen Rebecca Howes.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Helen Rebecca Dickson née Howes.
  3. [S10117] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 8, 1966, Page 29, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Katherine Rees1

F, #39812, b. circa 1876
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     Katherine was born circa 1876 in England.1 Katherine married William Dickson.1,2
     In 1912, Catherine and William moved from England to the Sonningdale district, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     In the obituary of William Dickson who died 9 March 1949, his wife, Catherine Dickson was listed as a survivor.3

Census Data

     Catherine Dickson and William Dickson appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Ada and Elsie were listed as living with them.2

Family

William Dickson b. 1874 or 1875, d. 9 Mar 1949
Children

Citations

  1. [S10114] William Arthur Dickson, Death Registration 1966-09-003755 (Mar 11, 1966), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Dickson, W A.
  2. [S10115] William Dicksons household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, RM of Eagle Creek, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 4; Family No: 58, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  3. [S10116] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 10, 1949, Page 21, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Ada Dickson1

F, #39813, b. circa 1901, d. before March 1966
Father*William Dickson1 b. 1874 or 1875, d. 9 Mar 1949
Mother*Katherine Rees1 b. c 1876
Last Edited10 Sep 2019
     Ada was born circa 1901 in England.1 She died before March 1966 since she did not survive her brother William who died March 6th.2
     She moved to the Sonningdale district, Saskatchewan, Canada, with William Dickson and Catherine Dickson in 1912; England.1

Census Data

     She appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, William Dickson and Catherine Dickson.1

Citations

  1. [S10115] William Dicksons household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, RM of Eagle Creek, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 4; Family No: 58, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  2. [S10117] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 8, 1966, Page 29, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Elsie Dickson1

F, #39814, b. circa 1903
Father*William Dickson1 b. 1874 or 1875, d. 9 Mar 1949
Mother*Katherine Rees1 b. c 1876
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     Elsie was born circa 1903 in England.1
     She moved to the Sonningdale district, Saskatchewan, Canada, with William Dickson and Catherine Dickson in 1912; England.1
     In the obituary of William Arthur Dickson who died 6 March 1966, his sister, Elsie Murray of White Rock, was listed as a survivor.2

Census Data

     She appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, William Dickson and Catherine Dickson.1

Citations

  1. [S10115] William Dicksons household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, RM of Eagle Creek, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 4; Family No: 58, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  2. [S10117] Deaths: Dickson, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mar 8, 1966, Page 29, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Arthur Dickson. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.