The Waugh Family
An historical and photographic perspective

Jock Waugh & Winnie Russell c 1949
Jock Waugh & Winnie Russell c 1949

The Waugh Family After World War II

- California -

Winifred Russell Waugh and Violet Russell (Joy) entered the USA through Detroit, Michigan on Dec 4, 1945, and were on her way to see their uncle John Stewart (Catherine "Kit" Hunter's husband) at 272B, West 9th, in San Francisco, California.

Winifred Joyce Waugh (nee Russell) accompanied by sister Violet Russell
Winifred Joyce Waugh (nee Russell) accompanied by sister Violet Russell

Jock Waugh was honorably discharged from the Royal Canadian Air Force on May 8, 1946. He may have returned to Powell River and Nanaimo and then proceeded to enter the United States from Victoria aboard the SS Iroquois on June 21, 1946, with the intent of establishing permanent residency in the USA.

The Iroquois Ferry, Port Angeles, Washington
The Iroquois Ferry, Port Angeles, Washington
See Jock Waugh's Certificate of Arrival for USA, August 28, 1947 (pdf)

Jock attended the University of California working on a PhD. and also as a science teacher at Piedmont High School around 1947-1948. Christina Waugh's husband, Leo Lidiatt, died on March 10, 1947, at the age of 35, and is buried in the Nanaimo Cemetery.

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S. for John Waugh March 15, 1947
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S. for John Waugh March 15, 1947
Jock was probably attending Leo Lidiatt's funeral

United States of America - Declaration of Intention


See original document

Jock Waugh, University of California, Berkeley, c 1948
Jock Waugh
University of California, Berkeley, c 1948

Piedmont High School 1948 Yearbook, John Waugh, Science
Piedmont High School 1948 Yearbook, John Waugh, Science
See original document


Jock & Winnie c 1948

Winnie c 1948

Agnes (Ethel) Russell, Winnie Russell, Joy (Bunty) Russell & Catherine (Kit) Hunter c 1948
Agnes (Ethel) Russell, Winnie Russell, Joy (Bunty) Russell & Catherine (Kit) Hunter
Somewhere in the mountains of California, c 1948


Winnie & Joy Russell
International Settlement
The Old Barbary Coast
San Francisco, Calif.

- Douglas Bay -

Douglas Bay (near Powell River) was a summertime social gathering place for the Russell and Waugh families and a place for rest and relaxation for a few years after the war.

Douglas Bay near Powell River, B.C.
Douglas Bay near Powell River, B.C.

The house at Douglas Bay
The house at Douglas Bay

Left to right: Unidentified couple, Lillie Russell, Jock Waugh, Agnes "Ethel" Russell & Ron Russell
Relaxing at Douglas Bay
Left to right: Unidentified couple, Lillie Russell, Jock Waugh, Agnes "Ethel" Russell & Ron Russell

Roy Drury (?), Joy Russell & Jock Waugh, Douglas Bay
Unidentified, Joy Russell & Jock Waugh, Douglas Bay

Jack Drury, unidentified children & Jean (Hunter) Drury
Mr. Watson (?), unidentified children & Jean (Hunter) Drury
Jean is Ethel's sister

Ron, Phillip & Lillie Russell
Ron, Phillip & Lillie Russell

Ethel Russell
Agnes "Ethel" (Hunter) Russell

Glenda Waugh

Glenda Waugh was born in Powell River in May of 1950

Winnie, Glenda & Jock Waugh at Douglas Bay, June, 1950
Winnie, Glenda & Jock Waugh at Douglas Bay, June, 1950


Waugh, J r 961 Ocean View Ave, 3852
From Powell River Telephone Directory, September, 1950

 

Glenda & Jock Waugh
Glenda & Jock Waugh

Glenda & Winnie
Glenda & Winnie

Glenda & Jock Waugh
Glenda & Jock Waugh


Glenda Waugh, 1950

Tragically, Winnie Russell died of cancer in Oakland, California, on November 1, 1950, after a short illness and just six months after the birth of Glenda.

Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter, Agnes "Ethel" Russell (Hunter), Glenda Waugh & Catherine (Kit) Hunter
Maggie Robina (Ina) Hunter, Agnes "Ethel" Russell (Hunter), Glenda Waugh & Catherine (Kit) Hunter
Oakland, California, 1951

 
Jock & Joy, 1951
Jock & Joy, 1951
Glenda Waugh, 1951
Glenda Waugh, 1951

Jock Waugh's brother William was living in Powell River in June, 1951.


Waugh, J r 941 Ocean View Ave, 3852
Waugh, W r 100 Maple Ave, 21461
From Powell River Telephone Directory, June, 1951

Joy Russell helped Jock with taking care of Glenda in California and back in Powell River. Douglas Bay continued to be a retreat for the Waugh Family.

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