The Waugh Family
An historical and photographic perspective

The Waugh Family in Montana, U.S.A. and Nanaimo, B.C., Canada

John Waugh & Christina Orr
The Waugh Brothers in Nanaimo | The Vancouver Island Coal Strike | The Great War 1914-1918

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Waugh Family, 471 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1912
The Waugh Family, 471 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1912
John "the Joker" Waugh was a Policeman for the City of Nanaimo when this photograph was taken

The Waugh Family Library

Directory of Vancouver Island and adjacent islands, 1909 (45 MB pdf)
Report of Royal Commissioner on Coal Mining Disputes on Vancouver Island, by Samuel Price, 1913 (6.2 MB pdf)
The Vancouver Island Strike  by J. Kavangh, 1914 (1.1 MB pdf)
Fighting for Dignity: The Ginger Goodwin Story - Chapter 3. The Big Strike 1912-1914 (1.2 MB pdf)
72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada by Bernard McEvoy and Capt. A. H. Finlay, M.C. (34 MB)
Canada's Hundred Days, With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, by JFB Livesay, 1919 (41 MB)
Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, by Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson, C.D., 1962 (34 MB)
Provincial Normal School, Victoria, BC, Annual - Anecho 1924-1925 (8MB)

 

John Waugh &

Christina Orr
Born: August 29, 1867 Born: June 11, 1869
Place: Calderhead, Scotland Place: Dalry, Ayr, Scotland
Married: March 3, 1893
Place: Timberline, Montana
Died: December 3, 1943 Died: October 13, 1940
Place: Nanaimo, B.C. Canada Place: Nanaimo, B.C. Canada
Buried: Nanaimo Cemetery, Range 55, plot # 23 Buried: Nanaimo Cemetery, Range 55, plot # 24

The Waugh Family | The Orr Family

 Elizabeth Waugh & William Newbury | Agnes Orr Waugh & Charles Mottishaw
Janet Lindsay Waugh & George Cassidy | Christina Waugh & Leo Liddiatt | William Waugh & Genevieve McVey
Jock Waugh & Winifred Russell | Jock Waugh & Joy Russell

Jock Waugh
Jock Waugh at the University of British Columbia 1927-1934
Jock Waugh's Powell River Years 1934-1943
The Waugh Family During World War II
The Waugh Family after World War II
The Waugh Family in California
The Waugh Family in Fanny Bay, British Coumbia

John "the Joker" Waugh and Christina Orr met in Linlithgow, Scotland. Christina's father was a Shale Miner as was John Waugh. Their first child would have been conceived around December of 1891 while both families were still living in Linlithgow. John Waugh and Christina Orr were married on March 3, 1893, in Timberline, Montana. They had eight children: Elizabeth McCall Waugh (born September 29, 1892, in Belt), Elexies Millar Waugh (born December 28, 1894, in Belt), Agnes Waugh (born Sept 15, 1896, in Belt), Janet Lindsay Waugh (born March 20, 1898, in Belt), Violet Christina Waugh (born March 16, 1902, in Nanimo), John "Jock" Waugh (born August 8, 1906, in Nanaimo), William Waugh (born June 13, 1908, in Nanaimo), and Christina Orr Waugh (born March 4, 1910, in Nanaimo).

Children Born Place Died Place
Elizabeth McCall Sept 29, 1892 Timberline, Montana June 3, 1947 Nanaimo, BC
Elexies Millar Dec 28, 1894 Timberline, Montana Aug 20, 1956 Campbell River, BC
Agnes Sept 15, 1896 Belt, Montana Feb 27, 1965 Nanaimo, BC
Janet Lindsay March 20, 1898 Belt, Montana April 16, 1990 Campbell River, BC
Violet Christina March 16, 1902 Nanaimo, BC July 1, 1979 Nanaimo, BC
JOHN (JOCK) Aug 8, 1906 Nanaimo, BC June 13, 1980 Comox, BC
William June 13, 1908 Nanaimo, BC Jan 17, 1962 Powell River, BC
Christina Orr March 4, 1910 Nanaimo, BC Oct 16, 1991 Victoria, BC

 

From Scotland to the Coal Mines of Montana...

Christina Orr's aunt Agnes (daughter of Samuel Orr and Agnes Littlewood) with her husband David McKee and children Agnes (8) and David (6) were the first of the Orr family to emigrate from Scotland to Montana in 1883. They were followed by Elizabeth Orr (daughter of daughter of Samuel Orr and Agnes Littlewood) and her husband John McCartney and their children Agnes (7) and Charles (5) in 1884. Samuel Orr (son of Samuel Orr and Agnes Littlewood and Christina's father) and his son Thomas (18) arrived into New York in 1891. Isabella Adams and her children Elizabeth (16), Jane (13) and Samuel (11) arrived in 1893. Her husband Thomas Orr and sons Thomas and William had probably arrived into the USA a bit earlier.

 

1891 ..........
The Finest and Best Developed Coal Mines in Montana

The Finest and Best Developed Coal Mines in Montana
The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, 29 Jan 1891, Thu


The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, 29 Jan 1891, Thu

Samuel Orr and Elizabeth McCall and their family emigrated from Scotland to the United States of America and settled in Timberline, Montana, in 1891.

 

1892 ..........

The Miners are Coming Across the Line Seeking Work at Timberline

The Miners are Coming Across the Line Seeking Work at Timberline
Great Falls Tribune, Grat Falls, Montana, 13 March, 1892

Elizabeth McCall Orr (daughter of John Waugh and Christina Orr) was born on Sept 29, 1892, in Timberline, Montana, USA, so it would seem that John and Christina  had been together in December of 1891 in Linlithgow, Scotland...

 

John Waugh

John Waugh emigrated to the United States from Scotland aboard the Cunard Lines S/S Gallia arriving at Ellis Island, New York on December 20, 1892. See Original Ship Manifest. He was 25 years of age, his stated occupation was "miner", intended destination "Montana" and he was carrying just one piece of luggage with him. It is believed that he made it to Timberline, Montana within two weeks (probably on the Great Northern Railway from Chicago) to be with Christina Orr (they married two months later) and their threemonth old daughter. John and Christina Waugh lived in Timberline (between Bozeman and Livingston) and then in Belt, Montana (near Great Falls), where John worked in the coal mines (and fly fished in the rivers).

 

SS Gallia

S/S Gallia
S/S Gallia, Cunard Line

Built by J. & G. Thomson Limited, Glasgow, Scotland, 1878. 4,809 gross tons; 430 (bp) feet long; 44 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  1,400 passengers (300 first class, 1,100 third class).One funnel, three masts, barque rigged for sail. Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1878 and named Gallia. Liverpool-New York service. Chartered by Compania Transatlantica Line, Spanish flag, in 1896 and renamed Don Alvaro Bazan. Reverted to Cunard later in same year. Stranded in 1899; later salvaged. Scrapped in France in 1900.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island c 1892
Ellis Island c 1892

Ellis Island Passenger Record for John Waugh
Ellis Island Passenger Record for John Waugh
Original Ship's Manifest for John Waugh's entry into the United States through Ellis Island Dec 20, 1892

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway c. 1892
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway c 1892

Map of Montana Railroads c 1892
Map of Montana Railroads c 1892

Map of Great Northern Railway in Montana showing Fort Benton, Great Falls and Belt c 1892
Map of Great Northern Railway in Montana showing Fort Benton, Great Falls and Belt c 1892

 

1893 ..........

Janet Lindsay Waugh

Janet Lindsay Waugh Pennykid c1910

John (the Joker) Waugh came from a large family of eight children. His sister Alexis (born July 13, 1874, at Daviesdyke, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland) had a baby girl on January 3, 1893, named Janet Lindsay Waugh (father unknown). Alexis married Edward (Ned) Pennykid (born June 14, 1863 in Bathgate, Scotland) on October 30, 1896, in the India Buildings in Edinburgh.

 

Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana c. 1893
Bozeman, Montana c. 1893

Map showing Timberline between Bozeman and Livingston, Montana
Map showing Bozeman, Chestnut and Livingston, Montana

Christina Orr, Bozeman, Montana
Christina Orr, Bozeman, Montana

Deputy Clerk McElwee issued a marriage license to John Waugh and Christina Orr
Deputy Clerk McElwee issued a marriage license to John Waugh and Christina Orr... residents at Timberline
The Independent Record, Helena, Montana, 11 Feb 1893, Sat


Marriage License for John Waugh and Christina Orr
See original document

Samuel Orr (Christina's father) was a coal miner and the drum major in the Timberline Band.

Prosperous Timberline


The Independent Record, Helena, Montana, 07 Feb 1893, Tue

Timberline had a post office from January 19, 1885 to April 22, 1898, then the mail went to Chestnut. Timberline is on the hill called the Bozeman Pass. Coal was used to make coke, which was used in the smelting of the copper from the world's largest copper mine in Butte. Some of it was used by the Northern Pacific Railroad for their steam engines. The copper and gold mining operations used up so much timber to reinforce the mine walls that firewood became scarce, so residents also bought coal to heat their homes. Timberline had a school and even had a Silver Cornet Band which toured the state, giving concerts. It says, "Timberline once supported a population of three hundred families. Miners came from England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark. A few Chinese immigrants cooked at the boardinghouses. Miners from Montenegro achieved local notoriety for their famous pork and beer parties." - From http://emrld-isle.com/timberline_1885_.html

 

The Depression of 1893

"The Depression of 1893 was one of the worst in American history with the unemployment rate exceeding ten percent for half a decade... The Depression of 1893 can be seen as a watershed event in American history. It was accompanied by violent strikes, the climax of the Populist and free silver political crusades, the creation of a new political balance, the continuing transformation of the country's economy, major changes in national policy, and far-reaching social and intellectual developments. Business contraction shaped the decade that ushered out the nineteenth century.

The depression, which was signaled by a financial panic in 1893, has been blamed on the deflation dating back to the Civil War, the gold standard and monetary policy, underconsumption (the economy was producing goods and services at a higher rate than society was consuming and the resulting inventory accumulation led firms to reduce employment and cut back production), a general economic unsoundness (a reference less to tangible economic difficulties and more to a feeling that the economy was not running properly), and government extravagance ."

From The Depression of 1893, David O. Whitten, Auburn University

 

Extensive Operations Seem Likely in the Belt Coal Mines

Extensive Operations Seem Likely in the Belt Coal Mines
Lay out a town...
The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, 29 Dec 1893, Fri

 

1894 ..........

Elexies Millar Waugh was born on December 28, 1894, in Timberline, Montana.

 

1896 ..........

Belt

John Waugh and Christina Orr moved from Timberline to Belt before Sept 1896

Agnes Waugh was born on September 15, 1896, in Belt, Montana.

The Timberline Mine


The Timberline... owned by the Northern Pacific Railway Company
The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, 15 March 1896

Coal Mines Close

Coal Mines Close
The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, 02, Dec, 1896, Wed

Timberline Mines Closed


Timberline Mines Closed
Red Lodge Picket, Red Lodge, Montana, 5 Dec 1896, Sat

 

1897 ..........

David Orr

Christina's brother David (son of Samuel Orr and Betsy McCall) died in Belt on Oct 5, 1897 at the age of 22.

Typhoid Fever Rages
David Orr Succumbs to the Malady

Typhoid Fever Rages
Great Falls, Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, 07 Oct 1897, Thu
Great Falls, Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, 07 Oct 1897, Thu


To the Memory of David Orr
Died Oct 5, 1897

Thomas Orr

Christina' uncle Thomas (son of Samuel Orr & Agnes Littlewood and husband of Isabella Adams) died on Nov 25, 1897, in Belt, Montana, at the age of 60.

Mother Isabella Orr Died May, 1904, Father Thomas Orr Died Nov 25, 1897
Mother Isabella Orr Died May, 1904, Father Thomas Orr Died Nov 25, 1897
Pleasant View Cemetery, Belt, Montana
Photo courtesy Patricia Larson

 

1898 ..........

Janet Lindsay Waugh was born on March 20, 1898, in Belt, Montana.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Waugh, March 19
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Waugh, March 19
Wednesday, April 6, 1898 Paper: Helena Independent (Helena, MT) Volume: LXIII Issue: 96 Page: 6

 

1899 ..........

Belt

Samuel Orr and family left last Saturday for Nanaimo, B.C.

Samuel Orr and family left last Saturday for Nanaimo, B.C.
Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, 25 June 1899, Sun

View of International Train Station from Canadian side, 1912
View of International Train Station from Canadian side, 1912
Galt Historic Railway Park photo

Great Falls & Canada Railway Sleeping Car
Great Falls & Canada Railway Sleeping Car, 1890
Galt Museum & Archives

 

The Waugh Brothers in Nanaimo
John | Andrew | William | Robert

The Waugh Brothers in Nanaimo

John Waugh

John and Christina moved to Nanaimo, British Columbia, in 1899 (with Betsy McCall and Samuel Orr). They probably would have taken the Great Northern Railway to Calgary, Alberta, and the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver. John and Christina bought the home at 471 Selby Street from Lawrence Manson (the Manson residence of 471 Selby Street is now a registered Heritage Home with the City of Nanaimo). John worked in the coal mine in Nanaimo and later became a police officer for the city of Nanaimo. 

 Elizabeth Waugh & William Newbury | Agnes Orr Waugh & Charles Mottishaw
Janet Lindsay Waugh & George Cassidy | Christina Waugh & Leo Liddiatt | William Waugh & Genevieve McVey
Jock Waugh & Winifred Russell | Jock Waugh & Joy Russell

John's brothers William, Andrew and Robert also came to Canada in the early 1900s and lived in Nanaimo.

Map of Nanaimo 1891

 

Nanaimo Harbour in the 1890s
Nanaimo Harbour in the 1890s
Courtesy Vancouver Public Library

 

Number 1 Mine Pithead, Nanaimo, B. C. c 1899
Number 1 Mine Pithead, Nanaimo, B. C. c 1899

 

1900 ..........

South Wellington Mine

South Wellington Mine
South Wellington Mine

The Wellington Mine is closed. Most of the buildings at Wellington are moved down to Ladysmith by rail. An ambulance is bought by the Vancouver Coal Company, the first north of Portland. A lighthouse is established at Gallows Point on Protection Island. - from Nanaimo Timeline

 

1901 ..........

George Cassidy, Provincial Police officer

George Cassidy, Provincial Police officer
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Feb 8, 1901

George Cassidy

Left to right: George Cassidy, O. McQuire (bartender) and J. Callander
Left to right: George Cassidy, O. McQuire (bartender) and J. Callander
From The Shoulder Strap, June 1949 - Nineteenth Edition: The Official Journal of the British Columbia Provincial Police.

See modern photo of the Cassidy House in Ladysmith and more information on George Cassidy.

George Cassidy started his police career in South Wellington, and was later transferred to Ladysmith where he was the only policeman in the settlement of over 2,000. Later, in 1904, when Ladysmith became incorporated, Mr. Cassidy remained with the Provincial Force and worked harmoniously with Mr. J. Callander who was made a constable to comprise the whole Ladysmith City Police. After this time, George acted as policeman at large from Ladysmith to South Wellington and as a member of the Nanaimo Detachment. - from The Shoulder Strap, June 1949 - Nineteenth Edition: The Official Journal of the British Columbia Provincial Police.

George Cassidy, Jr. & Janet Waugh

 

John Waugh, miner, Prideaux Street

John Waugh, miner, Prideaux Street
Henderson’s British Columbia gazetteer and directory for 1901
He was also listed on Prideaux in 1903

 

1901 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.

The Vancouver Island census of 1901 indicates that John Waugh was married, 33 years of age, could not read or write, was Presbyterian and a coal miner. It also indicates that Christina was married, 32 years of age, could not read or write and was also Presbyterian. Both Samuel Orr and Betsy McCall were also living in Nanaimo at this time.

1901 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
John Waugh & Christina Orr & Family

Name: John Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 33
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1867
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Christina
Immigration Year: 1893
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Coal Miner
Province: British Columbia
District: Vancouver
District Number: 3
Sub-District: Nanaimo (South/Sud)
Sub-District Number: E-4
Family Number: 367
Page: 34
Household Members:
Name Age
John Waugh 33
Christina Waugh 32
Lizzie Waugh 7
Elexies Waugh 6
Janet Waugh 3

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG31, T-6428 to T-6556. Description: This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1901 Canada Census, the fourth census of Canada since confederation in 1867.

1901 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
Samuel Orr
 

Name: Samuel Orr
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 59
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1842
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1899
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Coal Miner
Province: British Columbia
District: Vancouver
District Number: 3
Sub-District: Nanaimo (South/Sud)
Sub-District Number: G-2
Family Number: 6
Page: 1
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Orr 59
James McKenzie 38

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG31, T-6428 to T-6556. Description: This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1901 Canada Census, the fourth census of Canada since confederation in 1867.

Elizabeth (Betsy McCall) Orr was living with her son James (22) and her granddaughter Agnes was in the household at the time of the census.

1901 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
Elizabeth McCall, James Orr and Agnes Waugh

Name: Elizabeth Orr
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 56
Birth Date: 16 Oct 1844
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Domestic
Immigration Year: 1899
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Dom
Province: British Columbia
District: Vancouver
District Number: 3
Sub-District: Nanaimo (South/Sud)
Sub-District Number: E-4
Family Number: 158
Page: 16
Household Members:
Name Age
James Orr 22
Elizabeth Orr 56
Arnes Waugh 4

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG31, T-6428 to T-6556. Description: This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1901 Canada Census, the fourth census of Canada since confederation in 1867.

 

The Mottishaw Family

1901 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
Samuel Mottishaw & Elizabeth Exton

Name: Samuel Mottishaw
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 48
Birth Day & Month: 16 Nov
Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1887
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Nationality: Canadan
Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Farmer
Province: British Columbia
District: Vancouver
District Number: 3
Sub-District: Nanaimo (City/Cité) Suburban Five Acre Lots
Sub-District Number: E-5
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Mottishaw 48
Elizabeth Mottishaw 44
Joseph Mottishaw 21
Francis K Mottishaw 19
Oscar Mottishaw 11
Elijah Mottishaw 8
Charles C Mottishaw 6
Henry Mottishaw 4
Ruth H Mottishaw 2
Naomi Mottishaw 23

Source Citation: Year: 1901; Census Place: Nanaimo (City/Cit? Suburban Five Acre Lots, Vancouver, British Columbia. Page 7, Family No: 58. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1901/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: The fourth census of Canada covers seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontairo, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories; and one district - the District of Keewatin. In 1901 the Northwest Territories was comprised of these seven districts: Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabasca, Franklin, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan, and Ungava. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

Francis "Frank" Mottishaw (19) is one of 17 men who died in an explosion and fire at No. 3 Slope at the coal mine in Extension, B.C., near Ladysmith. See Extension Mine fire killed 16 in 1901 Oscar Mottishaw later fought for improved safety conditions for miners and was considered as an "agitator and instigator" by the mine bosses. Charles Mottishaw married Agnes Waugh on Aug 8, 1923.

 

Extension Mine

Extension Mine Shaft No. 4, 1901
Extension Mine Shaft No. 4, 1901

Twelve Enter, None Return

Twelve Enter, None Return
The Los Angeles Times, 01 Oct 1901
The Los Angeles Times, 01 Oct 1901

Corrected List of the Dead

Corrected List of the Dead
The San Francisco Call, 01 Oct 1901

Fire in a Coal Mine

FIRE IN A COAL MINE.
EIGHT TO FIFTEEN MEN IN DANGER, IF NOT LOST.

Nanaimo, B.C., Sept. 30. -- Number two slope at Extension is on fire and dense clouds of black smoke can be seen from here. Full particulars are not obtainable, but a late report says that from eight to fifteen men are in danger, if not lost. It is said that it was impossible to get air to the men and that they are probably lost.
The fire broke out in the afternoon. The cause is not yet known. Some say that an apron caught fire and others that it was from spontaneous combustion. The manager has sent for hose and fire apparatus to all points in the vicinity.

An unconfirmed report says that no one was lost in the fire.

From the official dispatch to President Dunsmuir it is presumed that the men were entombed and that the air passage being on fire, it was impossible to supply them with air.

Later advices from the mine say the men were warned and all got out safely. Twelve men who entered to subdue the flames never came back. Three others went after them. Then Manager ALEXANDER FAULDS; ROBERT BRYDEN and ANDREW BRYDEN formed a rescue party. They were driven out by smoke and fire. ANDREW BRYDEN being unconscious. He recovered, however. All hope for the men in the mine is abandoned. The mine is likely ruined. No water is available and there is no way of extinguishing the fire except by closing up the entrance, which might cause a terrible explosion. It is feared that hundreds of men will be thrown out of work.

Salt Lake Tribune Utah 1901-10-01

Listing of Casualties:
G. SOUTHCOMBE, timberman.
DAVID GRIFFITHS, timberman.
MICHAEL DOLAN, miner.
E. LYND, miner.
J. BLAKLEY, miner.
FRANK MOTTISHAW, driver.
A. REEVES, driver.
WILLIAM HAMILTON, pusher.
JNO. PATTERSON, miner.
JAMES WATSON, miner.
WILLIAM POLLOCK, miner.
JNO. McCALLUM, miner.
E. HAZEL, pusher.
CHARLES NOYE, pusher.
A. BOYD, pusher.
ANTONIO PESCETTELLI, miner.
GEORGE CRIPPS, driver.

 

Andrew Waugh

Andrew Waugh (son of William Waugh and Alison "Elexies Millar" Lindsay) arrived into Montreal, Quebec, aboard the Australasian from Liverpool on Sept 14, 1901, with destination Nanaimo, BC. - Canadian Passenger Lists, Ancestry.com

 

SS Australasian

SS Australasian, was built in 1884 by Rovert Napier & Co of Govan, Glasgow for George Thompson & Son (Aberdeen Line).[1] She weighed 4,000 long tons (4,100 t).[2]

Australasian took part of the New South Wales Contingent to serve in Sudan with British forces as part of the Suakin Expedition, arriving at the Red Sea port of Suakin on 29 March 1885. In 1906 the Ottoman Government bought her and renamed her Scham. She was torpedoed by HMS E11 on 6 August 1915 in the Sea of Marmara. She was beached near Constantinople to prevent from sinking. Salvaged in 1918 she was reduced to a coal hulk. She was scrapped at Savona, Italy in 1955.[1]

- Wikipedia

 

Nanaimo

On November 4th Council passes a Bylaw for the regulation of Wash-Houses and Laundries, which targets the business practices of the Chinese. The Nanaimo Fire Department is formed on November 14th. Number 5 Mine floods and the South Field pits are closed. A fire at Extension kills 16 men. The waterworks is bought by the City. A long distance telephone line between Nanaimo and Victoria is connected. The first team of horses, is acquired for the use of the Fire Department; the two horses are known as Tom and Jerry, and are great favourites of local children. - from Nanaimo Timeline

 

1902 ..........

John Waugh is listed in the Henderson's British Columbia Directory, 1902, as a miner, W.F. Co. living on Prideaux Street, Nanaimo.

 

1903 ..........

Nanaimo elects two Socialist Party of British Columbia M.L.A.s (Members of Legislative Assembly) in the provincial election. Continuing labour difficulties cause the Federal Department of Labour to send William Lyon Mackenzie King to Nanaimo to investigate working conditions. - from Nanaimo Timeline

 

The Commission at Ladysmith

The Commission at Ladysmith
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, May 8, 1903

Samuel Mottishaw Convicted


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, May 28, 1903

 

1904 ..........

Provincial Constable Cassidy left last night for Vancouver

Provincial Constable Cassidy left last night for Vancouver
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, Nov 5, 1904

 

1905 ..........

Arrested at Ladysmith with the help of Provincial Constable Cassidy

Arrested at Ladysmith with the help of Provincial Constable Cassidy
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Saturday, Oct 28, 1905

 

1906 ..........

John "Jock" Waugh was born in Nanaimo on Aug 8, 1906.

The Bastion

The HBC bastion overlooking the busy Coal Harbour at Nanaimo, 1906.
The HBC bastion overlooking the busy Coal Harbour at Nanaimo, 1906.

Central School

Three children standing outside Central School in Nanaimo, 1906, Philps Timms
Three children standing outside Central School in Nanaimo, 1906, Philp Timms
Courtesy Vancouver Public Library

News from Nanaimo - Rolls of Honor

The following is a full list of the promotions and honors won by the students:
5th Division, Elexies Waugh for deportment
8th Division, Agnes Orr Waugh for proficeincy
10th Division, Janet Lindsay Waugh for regularity and punctuality
Fifth to Fourth, Elizabeth Waugh and Elexies Waugh
Eighth to Seventh, Agnes Waugh
Tenth to Nineth, Janet Waugh

News from Nanaimo - Rolls of Honor
The Ladysmith Daily Ledger, June 30, 1906

Commercial Street

Commercial Street, Nanaimo, 1906, Philip Timms
Commercial Street, Nanaimo, 1906, Philip Timms
Courtesy Vancouver Public Library

Extension Mine

Coal mining at the Extension mine near Nanaimo, c 1908. BC Archives E-02768
Coal mining at the Extension mine near Nanaimo, c 1908. BC Archives E-02768

 

1907 ..........

William & James Waugh

John Waugh's nephews William Waugh, fireman (born 1887) and James Waugh, miner, arrived into Montreal aboard the Grampian on Sept 29, 1907, with destination Nanaimo. Their father, brothers and sisters and grandfather would follow in 1909 and 1910.


William Waugh (20) and James Waugh (19)
See original document

 

SS Grampian

R.M.S. Grampian
R.M.S. Grampian

Allan Line to Canada
Allan Line to Canada

 

 

1908 ..........

Bastion St., Nanaimo

Bastion St., Nanaimo
Bastion St., Nanaimo c. 1908

 

1909 ..........

Robert Lindsay Waugh

William Waugh (72), his son Robert Lindsay Waugh (28) and his nephew Daniel (16) and niece Elexies "Ella" (18)  arrived into Quebec City aboard the Grampian on May 9, 1909, with destination Nanaimo, B.C.


William Waugh (72), Robert (28), Daniel (16) and Ella (18)
See original document

Robert Lindsay Waugh & Matilda Milligan

 

In the Directory of Vancouver Island and adjacent islands, 1909, John Waugh is listed as a miner living on Selby near Albert in Nanaimo. Also listed is James Waugh, miner on Wallace near Campbell.


Waugh, James, miner, 1vs. Wallace near Campbell
Waugh, John, miner, h. Selby near Albert

Cedar District

Cassidy, Thomas, farmer.
Cassidy, Thomas, farmer.

Cassidy's Mill

Cassidy's Mill
Cassidy's Mill

Ladysmith

Ladysmith, Provincial Constable, George Cassidy
Ladysmith, Provincial Constable, George Cassidy
George Cassidy was Ladysmith's first policeman.
From The Shoulder Strap, June 1949 - Nineteenth Edition: The Official Journal of the British Columbia Provincial Police, Victoria BC Admark 1949
He was a provincial constable from about 1900-1913

Also living in Ladysmith was Sam Mottishaw
Also living in Ladysmith was Sam Mottishaw
His son Charles married Agnes Waugh in 1923

 

- Couldn't Beat the Telegraph -
When the train arrived at Ladysmith Constable Cassidy was waiting

When the train arrived at Ladysmith Constable Cassidy was waiting
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Friday, June 4, 1909

Ladysmith Bartender is Held Here for Murder

Ladysmith Bartender is Held Here for Murder
Identified by Ex-Sheriff
Cold-Blooded Crime
In Woman's Attire
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Friday, June 25, 1909

 

Extension Mine Disaster

On October 5, 1909 thirty four miners went to work at the Extension mine. Thirty two of them were never to come home. Two miners and a mule were known to have survived from that shift. The mines in those days were a dangerous place to work. Documentation of all the digging was poor. Often miners digging new shafts ran into old undocumented shafts. Abandoned and usually full of water. The results were disastrous. But by far the biggest danger was Methane Gas. Created when coal mixed with water. Before any shift a supervisor would go down and look for signs of this danger. But his tools were primitive at best and often hidden pockets of gas were never detected. Until it was too late! That was exactly what happened on that fateful date.  Mines in those days were referred to as "open flame" mines. Miners used candles for light and were allowed to smoke in the shafts. And methane gas is highly explosive. Exactly the combination needed to set off the largest tragedy that ever happened to Ladysmith. Families lost fathers, brothers, sons and grandfathers. In those days miners were paid for the amount of coal they dug. Often children were brought down to mines to help fathers. If your father or grandfather was a miner, the odds were pretty good you would be one too. An intricate web that resulted in links to just about every family here. Most of the miners who died are buried in the Ladysmith Cemetery and memorials and headstones mark their graves. Over the years time has resulted in erosion of the stone memorials, but the memory lingers on. - from The Extension Mine Explosion, Ladysmith & District Historical Society

 

John Waugh was appointed to the position of Police Constable

John Waugh was appointed to the position of Police Constable on Dec 3, 1909.  His daughter Janet Lindsay married George Cassidy, Jr. on June 3, 1922, at the Waugh home at 471 Selby Street. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3, 1972, in Campbell River.


From Nanaimo Board of Police Commissioner's fonds, Nanaimo Community Archives

 

Campbell River

Willows Hotel, Campbell River, Best on the coast for salmon fly fishing
Willows Hotel, Campbell River, Best on the coast for salmon fly fishing
From Directory of Vancouver Island and adjacent islands, 1909

 

1910 ..........

William Waugh

William Waugh (44) and his children, Sarah (24), Robert (11), George (10) and Kate (9) arrived into Quebec City aboard the Grampian on May 10, 1910, with destination Nanaimo, B.C.

Sarah Malcolm Waugh | James McLean Waugh & Jeannie Blair | Elexies Millar Waugh & Harry Smith | Daniel McLean Waugh & Catherine Wilson
Robert McLean Waugh & Helen Pollack | Robert McLean Waugh & Florence Amy Bradshaw
George McLean Waugh & Ada Elizabeth Harrison | Catherine Davidson McLean Waugh & Donald Archibald Sutherland McKay

William Waugh (44), Sarah (24), Robert (11), George (10), and Kate (9)
William Waugh (44), Sarah (24), Robert (11), George (10), and Kate (9)
See original document

 

1911 ..........

At the time of the 1911 Census of Canada, John Waugh and his brothers William, Andrew and Robert were living in Nanaimo, British Columbia. John Waugh was still a police officer (from census original).

John and William Waugh on Selby Street

1911 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
John Waugh & Family
John's occupation was Policeman

Name: John Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 41
Birth Date: Aug 1864
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1841
Tribal: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 10
Sub-District: Nanaimo
Sub-District Number: 24
Place of Habitation: Selby St
Household Members:
Name Age
John Waugh 41
Christina Waugh 41
Elizabeth Waugh 17
Eleseeis Waugh 16
Agnes Waugh 15
James Waugh 12
Violet Waugh 9
John Waugh 5
William Waugh 2
Christina Waugh 1

Source Citation: Year: 1911;Census Place: Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia. Page 9, Family No: 116. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

Note: The "James Waugh" above should be Janet Waugh.

1911 Canada Census with William & John Waugh

John's brother William was living next door
See original document

1911 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
William Waugh & Family
William's occupation is Storekeeper

Name: William Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 44
Birth Date: Oct 1866
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1910
Tribal: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 10
Sub-District: Nanaimo
Sub-District Number: 24
Place of Habitation: Selby St
Household Members:
Name Age
William Waugh 44
Sarah Waugh 24
William Waugh 23
Jane Waugh 22
Ella Waugh 21
Daniel Waugh 18
Nobert Waugh 15
Thabe Waugh 14
George Waugh 11

Source Citation: Year: 1911;Census Place: Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia. Page 9, Family No: 115. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

The "Jane" Waugh above would be James McLean Waugh, Ella is Elexies, Nobert is Robert
William, James and Daniel are miners, Robert is a plumber

Sarah Malcolm Waugh

William Waugh moved to Nanaimo (from Linlithgow, Scotland) soon after the death of his wife Catherine McLean in 1904. He lived on Selby Street and at 420, 7th St. Nanaimo. William and Catherine were the grandparents of James McLean "Daisy" Waugh (born about 1912). His mother was Sarah Waugh (father unknown). Daisy Waugh was a famous football player with the Naniaimo City Team, Vancouver St. Andrews and the Westminster Royals who was electrocuted in an accident in the Nanaimo coal mine (#1) on Dec 31, 1936, at the age of 24 leaving a widow (Ethel) and 3 month old baby boy. William Waugh died on Jan 18, 1947, in Nanaimo. Read more about Daisy Waugh.

James "Daisy" Waugh & Ethel Elaine Storey


1911 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, B.C.
Robert Waugh
Robert's occupation is Miner

Name: Nobert Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 31
Birth Date: Nov 1877
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Immigration Year: 1921
Tribal: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 10
Sub-District: Nanaimo
Sub-District Number: 24
Place of Habitation: Selby St
Household Members:
Name Age
John Patterson 51
Elizabeth Patterson 46
John Patterson 23
Waller Patterson 17
Lean Patterson 13
Jeanie Willer 19
John Caytis 19
Rebert Caflowey 5
Edward Hall 14
Nobert Waugh 31
Wm Jas Curtis 26
Citer Lougherland 25
William White 27

Source Citation: Year: 1911;Census Place: Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia. Page 1, Family No: 6. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

"Nobert" is Robert

Robert Lindsay Waugh & Matilda Milligan

Robert Lindsay Waugh married Matilda Milligan (Born , 7 Jan 1879 , Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland) on June 30, 1911, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and returned to Scotland soon after. They had two children: John Waugh (born Oct 30, 1911, in Nanaimo, died Sept 23, 1970, in Motherwell and Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland) and May Waugh (born about 1913 in British Columbia, died in 2001 in Strathendrik, Stirlingshire, Scotland). John Waugh married Nettie Donaldson and they had a son named Robert Lindsay Waugh (born in 1941, died on Feb 18, 2010, at the age of 69).

John Waugh & Janet McCullogh "Nettie" McKeating Donaldson | Mary Campbell Waugh & George Douglas Bain

 

1911 Census of Canada - Five Acres, Nanaimo, B.C.
The Mottishaw Family

Name: Samuel Mattiston
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 56
Birth Date: Nov 1854
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Mattiston
Immigration Year: 1887
Tribal: English
Province: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 10
Sub-District: Nanaimo
Sub-District Number: 24
Place of Habitation: Five Acres
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Mattiston 56
Elizabeth Mattiston 52
Elijah Mattiston 18
Charles Edward Mattiston 16
Henry Mattiston 14
Ruth Hannah Mattiston 12
Fred Herdy 56

Source Citation: Year: 1911; Census Place: Nanaimo, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Page: 28; Family No: 3. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

Five Acres

Western Foundries Company Farm looking toward the Five Acre Lots, 1910
Western Foundries Company Farm looking toward the Five Acre Lots, 1910

Ladysmith

1911 Census of Canada - Ladysmith, B.C.
Oscar Mottishaw and Family
 
Name: Oscar Motteshan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 21
Birth Date: Oct 1890
Birthplace: British Columbia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Susie Motteshan
Tribal: English
Province: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 10
Sub-District: Oyster
Sub-District Number: 20
Place of Habitation: Ladysmith
Household Members:
Name Age
Oscar Motteshan 21
Susie Motteshan 18
Alica Motteshan 7/12

Source Citation: Year: 1911; Census Place: Oyster, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Page: 4; Family No: 31. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.html>. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

George Cassidy and his family were also living in Ladysmith at the time of the 1911 Census

1911 Canada Census showing George Cassidy in Ladysmith with his sister Maude living next door.
1911 Canada Census showing George Cassidy in Ladysmith with his sister Maude living next door.
His occupation was listed as "constable".
See original document

Commercial Street, Nanaimo

Hirst Store, Commercial Street, Nanaimo c 1911
Hirst Store, Commercial Street, Nanaimo c 1911


Commercial Street, Nanaimo, B. C. c 1912
Commercial Street, Nanaimo, B. C. c 1912

Nanaimo Street Scene, 1912
Nanaimo Street Scene, 1912
Photo courtesy BC Archives

 

From Scotland - Waugh's Haggis

From Scotland - Waugh's Haggis
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Nov 5, 1911

 

1912 ..........

Feb 4, 1912...

Constables Allen and Cassidy and Tom O’Connell

On Monday morning, Constables Allen and Cassidy and Tom O’Connell engaged a gasoline launch and went out searching for the mysterious white sloop. They located the boat near Cowichan Gap and arrested the two men on board, William Sampson and Einar Landhims. Constable O’Connell immediately identified Landhims as the man who had pulled the gun on him during the robbery... From Two If By Sea, by Ed Nicholson


George Cassidy (right), BC Provincial Police
Photo courtesy George Cassidy (b. 1931)

George Cassidy (right), BC Provincial Police
George Cassidy (right), BC Provincial Police
Photo courtesy George Cassidy (b. 1931 and grandson of Constable George Cassidy)

See modern photo of the Cassidy House in Ladysmith and more information on George Cassidy.

 

The Vancouver Island Coal Strike

General Strike

"This is no sentimental movement, and the masters can howl; we do not hide our intentions, for we are what they have made us - the dispossessed class that is out to overthrow them". - Albert "Ginger" Goodwin

Read more about Ginger Goodwin from the Greater Victoria Public Library.

On June 15th, 1912, Isaac Portrey and Oscar Mottishaw, the gas committee appointed by the men, as laid down in the Act, reported having found gas in several places in the No. 2 mine at Extension. This report was forwarded to the Inspector of Mines, who verified the same in July, 1912. Shortly after this report was issued Mottishaw's "place" ran out, and it was discovered that no other "place" could be found for him. He left Extension and later arrived at Cumberland, where he obtained work with a contractor at one of the mines. After he had been there a short time the contractor was notified by the manager that Mottishaw must be discharged. The contractor objected, but was told that Mottishaw had to go, excuse or no excuse. Realizing the insecurity of their position should they allow such a case of flagrant discrimination to-occur without some protest on, their part, a committee was appointed by the miners to interview the manager in connection therewith, but he refused to meet them. Another committee was sent with a like result. The miners then decided to declare a general holiday at all the mines in Cumberland on Monday, Sept. 16th, 1912, in order that this question might be discussed. At the meeting, on the 16th, a committee was chosen, consisting of union and non-union miners, to again visit the managers. This committee met the same fate as the previous ones. From The Vancouver Island Strike by J. Kavanagh, 1912

"union activists, Oscar Mottishaw and Isaac Portrey"

When the union activists, Oscar Mottishaw and Isaac Portrey, reported to authorities that the mines at Extension contained unsafe levels of explosive methane gas, they were dismissed from their positions and blacklisted, banned from mining on the Island. With no governmental support forthcoming, Mottishaw joined Joseph Naylor and Ginger Goodwin in calling for a one-day holiday in Cumberland, to discuss the issue of his blacklisting and safety in the mines in general.... - From Seven Oaks Magazine, Joseph Mairs: B.C. labour's past sheds light on the present, July 20 , 2004, Dale McCartney

Ginger Goodwin did not lead this strike, but it is certain that he played an important role as an activist. Ginger was known as a capable public speaker and he certainly would have put his skills to use. The main leaders of the strike were Joe Naylor, John McAllister, William Greaves, James Smith, Peter McNiven, Barney Farmer, Oscar Mottishaw, Robert White and Chas Walker. At least that is according to the lawsuit filed by the company against the union activists for urging employees to break their individual contracts. The strike would rage on for two years and bring Vancouver Island to the brink of an all out class war. - From Ginger Goodwin: Canadian Labour Martyr

Vancouver Island Coal Strike began on 16 Sept 1912 when miners at Cumberland declared a "holiday" to protest the firing of Oscar Mottishaw. Canadian Collieries, recent purchaser of the Dunsmuir Mines, locked them out and hired Chinese and recruits from Britain and the US as strikebreakers. The issues were safety (gas explosions had killed hundreds) and union recognition. Other Island employers, Western Fuel and Pacific Coast Collieries, had followed the pattern set by Robert and James DUNSMUIR in vigorously resisting any union, especially those from the US. By spring 1913, 3500 miners from Nanaimo, Extension, S Wellington and Ladysmith were off work, the United Mine Workers of America providing leadership and strike pay. That summer, a fourth company, the Vancouver and Nanaimo Coal Co, settled with its employees, but not before rioting had broken out in all the coal towns. Peace was restored when the BC government sent in 1000 militiamen, but many strikers spent the second winter in jail. Withdrawal of strike pay in the summer of 1914 and the beginning of WWI ended the confrontation. By then the mines were running at almost pre-strike capacity using newly hired labour. After the war, while the rest of N America witnessed a dramatic expansion in the activity of organized labour, there was none whatsoever on Vancouver I. Union recognition did not come until 1938, 6 weeks after the largest mine on the Island had shut down forever. - from Boss Whistle by Lynne Bowen, 2002

To Sir Richard McBride from Robert Foster, Sept 21, 1912
To Sir Richard McBride from Robert Foster, Sept 21, 1912
To Sir Richard McBride from Robert Foster, Sept 21, 1912
From Report of Royal Commissioner on Coal Mining Disputes on Vancouver Island, by Samuel Price, 1913 (6.2 MB pdf)

Oscar Mottishaw's brother Charles married Agnes Waugh on Aug 8, 1923.

"Nanaimo had been very quiet, no special provincial police being there, although the city police force of two, had been reinforced by the addition of a few more. .." John Waugh was one of "the city police force of two".

Martial Law
The Vancouver Island Strike, B.C. Miners' Liberation League
From The Vancouver Island Strike by J. Kavanagh, 1914

Group Portrait of 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. Nanaimo Station Camp, 1913
Group Portrait of 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. Nanaimo Station Camp, 1913
Photo by Major JS Mathews, courtesy of Vancouver Public Library

The Big Strike


From Fighting for Dignity: The Ginger Goodwin Story - Chapter 3. The Big Strike 1912-1914

Read more from Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Albert "Ginger" Goodwin

 

John Waugh

Mr. Waugh be given notice that his services will not be required after the 15th September, inst. Carried

Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Police held on 29th August, 1912.
Present: Mayor Shaw, Alderman Busby & C H Leicester, Commissioners
The Minutes of the meetings held on the 4th and 8th July were read and adopted.

Communication

From Mr. C Taylor complaining that he had been summoned to attend the Police Court as a witness, he had to lose two days work, and the Magistrate had not made any order for wages to him, it was referred to the Police Magistrate.  The Chief of Police reported that during the month of July there had been 39 cases in the Police Court, and $820.00 in fines and costs had been levied.  The Chief of Police stated that on the 13th July, he visited the houses on Fraser Street and gave them until the 31st July to vacate the premises, he had sent a police officer to investigate, there, and Commissioner Leicester had asked the officer to resign or he would expose him. In consequence of this action, no further work had been done, and he did not propose doing any until he was protected from such attack.  On the 14th July, there were between 40 & 50 women on Fraser Street, and 31st July there were 14, and three houses had been closed up.  The particular night referred to he had sent the policeman to Fraser Street, but he was there on duty.

The Chairman expressed his disapproval of the action of Commissioner Leicester in following the police, and giving orders to a subordinate police officer to arrest a senior officer.  Addressing the Chief, he stated that the Board expected them to do his duty in his own way, the Board had confidence in his ability, and his subordinates must not take orders from any one but himself.  Commissioner Leicester stated that there had been an effort made to secure a sale of liquor, and an exhibition of lewdness had been witnessed, and while a conviction had been secured, yet no proceeding had been taken against the proprietor of the house.

[Next Meeting]

Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Police held on 5th September, 1912.

Present: Mayor Shaw, Alderman Busby, and Chas H Leicester, Commissioners

The Chairman stated that two or three weeks ago, Commissioner Leicester had asked Constable Waugh to resign, and had stated that he had better resign or save exposure, he (The Chairman) had mentioned to Mr. Waugh some damaging evidence regarding him to which Mr. Waugh had stated that he would court enquiry. This meeting had been called to consider the matter. The Chairman then asked Mr. Waugh if he would resign and settle the matter quietly.  Mr. Waugh asked where the charges came from, as he wanted a chance to meet the accusations. Commissioners Busby and Leicester expressed themselves that, on the evidence which had been placed before the members of the Board, they were fully justified in dispensing with the services of the officer, and that it would be better not to disclose the matter further.  Mr. Waugh then stated that he would not resign.

Motion

Moved by Mr. Leicester seconded by Mr. Busby that Mr. Waugh be given notice that his services will not be required after the 15th September, inst.    Carried

It was decided that applications be invited for a police constable, who must have had actual police experience, at salary of $80.00 per month.

The Board then adjourned till 12th inst at 8 p.m.

 

1913 ..........

S.S. Oscar Explosion

Considerable damage is done to the surface workings of the Protection Island Mine when the S.S. Oscar, a small coastal steamer loaded with 1800 kegs of dynamite bound for the Britannia Mine, catches fire and explodes; this explosion breaks most of the windows in Downtown Nanaimo, but there are no fatalities. The City's first motorized fire truck is acquired, and the Fire Department's horses are retired. An underwater cable is laid between Newcastle Island and Point Grey to allow for long distance telephone service to the mainland. The final fall fair is held in September, and the Agricultural Hall is taken over by military authorities. - from Nanaimo Timeline

 

John Waugh, city police

John Waugh, city police
From Henderson's Greater Victoria city directory and Vancouver Island gazetteer, 1913

 

Officer Shot By Desperado

Officer Shot By Desperado
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, March 5, 1913

 

Henry Wagner was sentenced to hang on August 28

Henry Wagner was sentenced to hang on August 28
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, May 15, 1913

 

George Cassidy

So disgusted was the Chief of the provincial police at Ladysmith at this attempt to provoke the strikers
that he resigned his position...

So disgusted was the Chief of the provincial police at Ladysmith at this attempt to provoke the strikers that he resigned his position...
From The Vancouver Island Strike by J. Kavanagh, 1914

 

Constable Resigns

Constable Resigns
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, June 3, 1913

 

The Notorious Flying Dutchman

There was some revulsion to public executions in Nanaimo, depending on who was being hanged. A man designated as the official hangman traveled across the country, officiating at such sentences. The law required there be present a chaplain, doctor, warden, and witnesses...

August 28, 1913, was a beautiful summer morning in Nanaimo. On a large, bare patch of ground in the the corner of the provincial jail yard on Skinner Street, the grim apparatus of death stood waiting. The scaffold was connected to the ground by a long gangplank, and from a centre beam hung a coil of rope and the gruesome black cap.

Only jail officials and those in an official position were allowed to enter the jail yard. Still, crowds gathered outside the yard to hold witness to the end of the notorious (whiskey smuggler, pirate and general bad man" who had terrorized communities along the West Coast.

Henry Wagner, also known to B.C. police as "Ferguson", and to U.S. authorities as "the Flying Dutchman", was said to be "one of the most notorious criminals who have infested the waters of Puget Sound and the Gulf of Georgia in many years". It was said that he had once ridden with Butch Cassidy. He was wanted in the U.S. for robbery and murder, but to residents of Lasqueti Island he was a new and harmless resident...

He was placed under guard in the Nanaimo jail, awaiting the arrival of the hangman... On the day of his execution Salvation Army officers offered him prayers and spiritual guidance. Wagner asked that they sing "Nearer My God to Thee" and he joined in the singing. Hangman Ellis adjusted the noose and slipped the hood into place. He then stepped back and pilled the trap. Only moments before, Wagner had stood defiant in undershirt and coveralls, unshaven, with his long hair matted. Not a tremor was seen on the rope; death had been instantaneous.

- From Boss Whistle, Lynne Bowen, 2002

 

B.C. Miners Liberation League


Fundraising campaign to free the Ladysmith miners jailed for striking.
The B.C. Miners Liberation League is selling tags out front of the Temple, December 20, 1913.
Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 259-1

Read more about Socialists and Workers, The Western Canadian Coal Miners, 1900-21

1914 ..........

Agnes Waugh

Agnes Waugh, age 18
Agnes Waugh, age 18
Photo courtesy George Cassidy

 

Harewood School opens. World War I breaks out. - from Nanaimo Timeline

 

The Great War, 1914-1918

George Cassidy, Jr., Charles Mottishaw, Andrew Waugh, James McLean Waugh, Robert McLean Waugh and Samuel Orr, Jr. all served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).

72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada by Bernard McEvoy and Capt. A. H. Finlay, M.C. (34 MB)
Canada's Hundred Days, With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, by JFB Livesay, 1919 (41 MB)
Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, by Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson, C.D., 1962 (34 MB)

 

Canada's Answer, Salisbury Plain, November, 1914
Canada's Answer, Salisbury Plain, November, 1914
From Voter's Card
Courtesy Archives of Ontario

Nanaimo

 

Elexies Millar Waugh

Upper Left: Elizabeth (Lizzie) McCall Waugh, Upper Right: Elexies Millar Waugh
Lower Left: Agnes Waugh, Lower Right: Bessie Jones, Lizzie & Agnes at Brechin Beach, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1915

Teacher Agnes Waugh with her class, South Wellington School


Teacher Agnes Waugh stands with her class in this South Wellington School photo taken in 1914.
Front Row, left to right: Elizabeth Fearon, Eliza Louche, Louise Paterson, Marion McGregor, Winnie Robson, Edith Cartwright, Amelia Foy, Agnes Wilson, Maggie Donnachie, Alvin Mayloert, Ed Carroll
Second row, left to right: Walter Head, Joe Lasovitch, Olive Richardson, Joyce Copeland, Joe Steele
Third row, left to right: Emma Krause, Alec Hunter, Jack Williams, Fernie Harrison, Harold English, Joe Hosko
Fourth row, left to right: Walter Richards, Harry Devlin, Tommy Cartier, George Tilley, John Richardson
Fifth row, left to right: Earl Jones, Jack Parker, George Sheppard, Clarence Godfrey, Ralph Masters
Sixth row, left to right: Jerrod McLaughlin, Bob Craig, Nellie Doblin, Joe Fearon, Emil Breitcheca
- from Kilts on the Coast, The Scots Who Built BC by Jan Peterson, 2012

Winnie Robson went on to the Provincial Normal School in Victoria at the same time that Harry Martin and John Waugh were there.

South Wellington School - Agnes Waugh


From the FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 1915-1916

1915 ..........

Robert Lindsay Waugh and Matilda Milligan and their children John and Mary arrived into Liverpool, England, aboard the Philadelphia on June 13, 1915. They would not return to Nanaimo.


Robert L. Waugh (36), Matilda (36), John (3) and Mary (1)
See original document

SS Philadelphia
SS Philadelphia

 

1916 ..........

Daniel McLean Waugh & Catherine Wilson

Daniel McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean) married Catherine Wilson (daughter of Peter Wilson and Catherine Burnett) on Feb 12, 1916. They had at least four children: William Wilson (born March 14, 1916, died Nov 9, 1966); Catherine (born about 1917); Ronald (born about 1920);  and Douglas Daniel (born May 7, 1921, died Jan 28, 1975).

William Wilson Waugh & Doris Wright | Douglas Daniel Waugh & Edna Young

 

James McLean Waugh

Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, James McLean Waugh, Jan 25, 1916
Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, James McLean Waugh, Nanaimo, B.C., Jan 25, 1916
See original document from Library and Archives Canada

Robert McLean Waugh


Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force, Robert Waugh, Nanaimo, B.C., April 19, 1916
See original document from Library and Archives Canada

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The 231st Overseas Battalion, CEF, is the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Robert Waugh and Samuel Orr, Jr. both served with the 231st and 72nd Battalions of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
Cuidich'n Righ
"Help the King"
72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The 72nd Battalion, which was authorized on 10 July 1915 as the '72nd "Overseas" Battalion, CEF', embarked for Britain on 23 April 1916. It disembarked in France on 13 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.

The 231st Battalion, which was authorized on 15 July 1916 as the '231st "Overseas" Battalion, CEF', embarked for Britain on 11 April 1917. On 22 April 1917, its personnel were absorbed by the '24th Reserve Battalion, CEF' to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion was disbanded on 11 April 1918.

- from The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, National Defence and the Canadian Forces

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Somme, 1916, Ancre Heights, Ancre, 1916, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, Sambre, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18" (G.O. No. 5 of 1930)

 

471 Selby Street, Nanaimo

Back row: Jock, Janet & William Front row: Janet, neighbour boy, Ramsey MacDonald (dog) & Chrissie Waugh
Back row: Jock, Janet Lindsay & William Waugh
Front row: Violet, Wallace Hodge, Ramsey MacDonald (dog) & Chrissie Waugh

It is believed that the dog in the photograph was named Ramsey MacDonald (probably by the Joker) in honour of the socialist member of the British Parliament who would later become Prime Minister of Britain.

 

Mrs. John Waugh, Miss Janet Waugh and Miss Christina Waugh


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, Aug 18, 1916

Mrs. John Waugh, Miss Janet Waugh and Miss Christina Waugh
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, Aug 23, 1916

 

William Waugh

William Waugh died of "senile decay" on November 2, 1916 in Bathgate, Linlithgow, Scotland, at the age of 81.

The late Mr. Waugh resided at Nanaimo for two years


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Saturday, Nov 25, 1916

 

News from Nanaimo
From Hub City Nanaimo 1886-1920 by Jan Peterson

In December Arthur (Leighton) received news from Elizabeth Waugh from his law office in Nanaimo. She mentioned that the Beck and John Dick estates had been settled and that MLA William Sloan had been appointed minister of mines. She wrote about him and the Nanaimo scene:

He (Sloan) has made quite a record for himself since he received his appointment; the South Wellington Mines came out on strike again, and he settled it for them within one week. Some record, eh! Things in Nanaimo are pretty quiet this Xmas. It did not seem at all as it used to. Two days before Xmas about 70 Nanaimo boys who had enlisted left for overseas and I have a feeling that perhaps that accounted for the dullness...

From 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada by Bernard McEvoy and Capt. A. H. Finlay, M.C.
From 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada by Bernard McEvoy and Capt. A. H. Finlay, M.C.

 

William Waugh, of the Royal Scots, was killed in action

William Waugh, of the Royal Scots, was killed in action
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Friday, Dec 29, 1916

 

1917 ..........

The Bolshevik Revolution

"Food riots, demonstrations and a mutiny at the Petrograd Garrison in February 1917 forced Nicholas II to abdicate as war still continued. A Provisional Government led by liberals and moderate socialists was proclaimed, and its leaders hoped now to pursue the war more effectively. Real power in Russia after the February Revolution, however, lay with the socialist leaders of the Petrograd (later All-Russian) Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, who were elected by popular mandate (unlike the ministers of the Provisional Government)." - from War and Revolution in Russia1914-1921

 

Ladies' first aid and home nursing classes - Miss Elexies Waugh, Miss Janet Waugh

Ladies' first aid and home nursing classes - Miss Elexies Waugh, Miss Janet Waugh
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Friday, March 17, 1917

 

Andrew Waugh

Andrew Waugh
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, April 24, 1917


Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, Andrew Waugh, Nanaimo, B.C., June 5, 1917, Halifax
See original document from Library and Archives Canada

Royal Canadian Artillery Garrison cap badge
Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery (RCGA) cap badge

Canadian Expeditionary Force Siege Battery
Canadian Expeditionary Force Siege Battery
Courtesy Archives of Ontario

"Uncle Nabs" is probably Andrew Waugh
"Uncle Nabs" is probably Andrew Waugh

Andrew Waugh served with the No. 8 Siege Battery, R.C.G.A. (Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery) (CEF) from June 5, 1917. The 8th Siege Battery was part of the 3rd (or possibly 2nd?) Brigade Canadian Garrison Artillery. The 8th Canadian Siege Battery left Woolwich for Folkestone on 31st March, 1917, and crossed to Boulogne on the following day, going into action near Festubert on April 15th with XI Corps Heavy Artillery. It operated in this area and at Fleurbaix and Armentieres.

War Diary, 8th Can. Siege Bty, CGA, Month of June, 1917, Armentieres
War Diary, 8th Can. Siege Bty, CGA, Month of June, 1917, Armentieres
See original document

 

Passchendaele, Belgium

Robert Waugh and Samuel Orr, Jr. both served with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

From Report on Operations - 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, October 28 to Night of November 2nd/3rd, 1917
From Report on Operations - 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, October 28 to Night of November 2nd/3rd, 1917

Map of Passchendaele
Map of Passchendaele
From Report on Operations - 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, October 28 to Night of November 2nd/3rd, 1917

Passchendaele Mud, 1917
Passchendaele Mud, 1917

Death and Destruction, Passchendaele
Death and Destruction, Passchendaele

The Canadians had done the impossible. After just 14 days of combat, they had driven the German army out of Passchendaele and off the ridge. There was almost nothing left of the village to hold. Altogether, the Canadian Corps had fired a total of 1,453,056 shells, containing 40,908 tons of high explosive. Aerial photography verified approximately one million shell holes in a one square mile area. The human cost was even greater. Casualties on the British side totaled over 310,000, including approximately 36,500 Australians and 3596 New Zealanders. German casualties totaled 260,000 troops.

For the Canadians, Currie's words were prophetic. He had told Haig it would cost Canada 16,000 casualties to take Passchendaele - and, in truth, the final total was 15,654, many of whom were killed. One thousand Canadian bodies were never recovered, trapped forever in the mud of Flanders. Nine Canadians won the Victoria Cross during the battles for Passchendaele. While the human cost had been terrible: "Nevertheless, the competence, confidence, and maturity began in 1915 at Ypres a short distance away, and at Vimy Ridge earlier that spring, again confirmed the reputation of the Canadian Corps as the finest fighting formation on the Western Front." -
So wrote esteemed Professor of History Doctor Ronald Haycock at the Royal Military College of Canada for The Oxford Companion to Canadian History in 2004.

Read more about Passchendaele - Canada's Other Vimy Ridge

 

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae, Ypres, May 3, 1915

 

Jock Waugh

Jock Waugh in Uncle Nabs uniform
"John"


Jock Waugh

 

Robert Waugh has been gassed


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, Nov 8, 1917

 

Elexis Millar Waugh & Harry Smith

Elexis Millar Waugh (daughter of William Waugh and Catherine McLean) married Harry Smith (son of William Smith and Annie Mooney) on Dec 31, 1917, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. They had at least three children: Janet (born in 1916 in British Columbia); William (born in 1919 in British Columbia); and James (born in 1920 in British Columbia).

Janet Waugh Smith & Joseph Blades

See Family Group Sheet for Elexies Millar Waugh

 

1918 ..........

Armistice is signed on November 11th, ending the First World War. The Wakesiah Mine is opened. A hoisting rope breaks in the Protection Island shaft of Number 1, causing the cage to drop 555 feet, killing 16 men. - from Nanaimo Timeline

 

Mrs. Samuel Orr has arrived in the city

Mrs. Samuel Orr has arrived in the city
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Saturday, Jan 12, 1918

Elizabeth "Betsy" McCall c. 1918
Elizabeth "Betsy" McCall  (Mrs. Samuel Orr) c. 1918

 

Catherine Davidson McLean Waugh & Donald Archibald Sutherland McKay

Catherine Davidson McLean Waugh (daughter of William Waugh and Catherine McLean) married Donald Archibald Sutherland McKay (son of Alexander McKay and Sidney McKenzie) in Vancouver on June 29, 1918.

 

Janet Lindsay Waugh

Janet Lindsay Waugh c 1916
Janet Lindsay Waugh c 1918
Photo courtesy George Cassidy

George Cassidy

George Cassidy, Royal Air Force c 1917
George Cassidy, Royal Air Force c 1918
Photo courtesy George Cassidy (son of above, b. 1931)
See Attestation Papers for George Cassidy
See Service File for George Cassidy

 

George Cassidy (left) in Toronto
George Cassidy (left) in Toronto

 

Road Foreman and Fisherman Fight

Road Forman and Fisherman Fight
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Sunday, Feb 17, 1918

 

Cassidy
 
Cassidy House
Cassidy House
 
 
Cassidy, British Columbia, c 1918
Cassidy, British Columbia, c 1918
Photo by Frank Leonard, courtesy of Vancouver Public Library

See modern photo of the Cassidy House in Ladysmith and more information on George Cassidy.

 

Christina Orr Waugh

Christina Waugh, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1921
Christina Orr "Chrissie" Waugh, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1918

 

Janet Lindsay Waugh
 
Janet Lindsay Waugh c 1919
Janet Lindsay Waugh c 1919
 
 

Cpl. J Waugh Gassed

Cpl. J Waugh Gassed
British Columnist Newspaper, Nanaimo, Nov 13, 1918

 

The Armistice

"Canadian Corps 06:45 - Hostilities will cease at 11:00 hours on November 11th - Troops will stand fast on the line reached at that time which will be reported to Corps Headquarters - Strictest precautions will be maintained - There will be no intercourse of any kind with the enemy - further instructions follow - Fourth Canadian Division..."

 

72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada by Bernard McEvoy and Capt. A. H. Finlay, M.C. (34 MB)
Canada's Hundred Days, With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, by JFB Livesay, 1919 (41 MB)
Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, by Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson, C.D., 1962 (34 MB)

 

"The Day"


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Nov 12, 1918

 

Nanaimo

Nanaimo 1918
Nanaimo in 1918

 

Many Victims are Buried at Nanaimo


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Nov 12, 1918

Died in Montana - James Orr


The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Nov 12, 1918

 

"The Last Time"
 
Sometime around this period of time John "The Joker" Waugh took Jock Waugh down into a mine shaft so he could see what it was like for the miners working underground. When they returned to the surface, the Joker told Jock that this was to be the last time he would go into a mine. Jock  was a good student and went on to become a teacher. - Jeff Waugh
 
 
1919 ..........

Party in Honor of Pte. Robert Waugh

Party in Honor of Pte. Robert Waugh
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Friday, Feb 7, 1919

 

William Waugh of Nanaimo was elected Grand Chief Templer

William Waugh of Nanaimo was elected Grand Chief Templer
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Sept 16, 1919

 

 
1920 ..........

James McLean Waugh & Jeannie Blair

James McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean) married Jeannie Blair sometime around 1920. They had at least one child.

 

- Nanaimo Personal Notes -
Miss Waugh who is taking the University of B.C. teacher's training course

Miss Waugh who is taking the University of B.C. teacher's training course
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, July 29, 1920

 

The Strathcona Trust - Instruction of Teachers
Common and Graded Schools
Agnes Waugh, South Wellington School

Agnes Waugh, South Wellington School
From FIFTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 1920-21

 

Mr. Robert Waugh has gone to Vancouver to meet his bride who is coming out from Scotland

Mr. Robert Waugh has gone to Vancouver to meet his bride
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Aug 10, 1920

 

Robert McLean Waugh & Helen Pollock

Robert McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh, Jr. and Catherine McLean) married Helen Pollock (daughter of Rolent Pollock and Mary McBride) in Nanaimo on Aug 10, 1920. They had one child: Robert.

 

George McLean Waugh & Ada Elizabeth Harrison

George McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh, Jr. and Catherine McLean) married Ada Elizabeth Harrison (daughter of Edmund Harrison and Elizabeth Bowden, born Aug 10, 1894, in South Wellington, B.C., Canada) in Nanaimo on Aug 14, 1920. They had four children: Pearl Elizabeth (born Dec 2, 1921, died Sept, 1981); George Edmund (born Nov 27, 1923, died Feb 3, 1999); Dorothy Catherine (born March 16, 1926, died Oct 10, 2009); and Norman Harrison Philip (born Feb 4, 1928, and still alive as of March 7, 2011). - from Phyllis Wilson, daughter of Dorothy Catherine Waugh.

Pearl Elizabeth Waugh & Edward Mahaffy | George Edmund Waugh & Jean Thompson
Dorothy Catherine Waugh & Albert Leslie Walton | Norman Harrison Philip Waugh & Isabell Green

Read more about George McLean Waugh and Ada Elizabeth Harrison

 

"The Younger Set"

Christina Orr Waugh at school in Nanaimo, 1920
Christina Orr Waugh (second row, middle) at school in Nanaimo, 1920

Jock and Willie Waugh, c. 1920
Jock and Willie Waugh, c. 1920

"From William Waugh laying before the Board a resolution adopted at a public meeting of citizens held in the Haliburton Street Methodist Church School Room on June 8th, 1920, asking for the rigourous enforcement of the Prohibition Act amended on June 1st, 1920, was received and had been discussed and that the matter is receiving the attention of the Chief of Police" - from Nanaimo Board of Police Fonds, Nanaimo Archives

Prohibition Agents, Nanaimo - William Waugh

Prohibition Agents, Nanaimo - William Waugh
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Oct 16, 1920

 

John Waugh as mentor

John Waugh as mentor
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, Oct 21, 1920

 

1921 ..........

1921 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, British Columbia
John Waugh & Christina Orr and family

Name: John Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 52
Birth Year: abt 1869
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Christina Waugh
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1898
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 19
Sub-District: New Castle
Sub-District Number: 34
City, Town or Village: Nanaimo F
Street or Township: 471 Selby St
Municipality: Nanaimo
Occupation: Digger
Income: 1000
Household Members:
Name Age
John Waugh 52
Christina Waugh 51
Elizabeth Mcanl Waugh 26
Eleries Millor Waugh 25
Janet Lindsay Waugh 22
Violet Waugh 19
John Waugh 14
William Waugh 13
Christina Waugh 11

Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 16; Census Place: New Castle, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

Elizabeth and Janet are Stenographers and Elexies is a bookkeeper

1921 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, British Columbia
William Waugh & Family

Name: William Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 55
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1910
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 19
Sub-District: New Castle
Sub-District Number: 32
City, Town or Village: South Five Acres District
Street or Township: 9th Street
Municipality: South Five Acres
Occupation: Road Forman
Income: 1400
Household Members:
Name Age
William Waugh 55
Sarah Waugh 35
William Waugh 33
James Waugh 10

Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 16; Census Place: New Castle, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

William is a labourer and James (Daisy) is a student

1921 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, British Columbia
James McLean Waugh & Jeannie Blair with Robert McLean Waugh
 

Name: James Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1889
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Janic Waugh
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1907
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 19
Sub-district: New Castle
Sub-District Number: 33
City, Town or Village: Five Acres Nanaimo
Street or Township: Brookside
Municipality: Nanaimo
Occupation: Milk
Income: 1000
Household Members:
Name Age
James Waugh 32
Janic Waugh 32
Robert Waugh 24

Source Citation Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 16; Census Place: New Castle, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Page Number: 31 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

1921 Census of Canada - Nanaimo, British Columbia
Daniel McLean Waugh & Catherine Wilson

Name: Daniel Waugh
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1893
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Catherine Waugh
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1909
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: British Columbia
District: Nanaimo
District Number: 19
Sub-district: New Castle
Sub-District Number: 34
City, Town or Village: Nanaimo
Street or Township: 442 Wesley St
Municipality: Nanaimo
Occupation: Salesman
Income: 1720
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Waugh 28
Catherine Waugh 25
William Wilson Waugh 5
Catherine Waugh 4
Ronald Waugh 1
Douglas Waugh 1/12

Source Citation Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 16; Census Place: New Castle, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Page Number: 7 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1921

From the Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1921
Waugh, John miner CWF Co r 471 Selby
From the Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1921
John Waugh was working as a miner for the CWF (Canadian Western Fuel Company)
Andrew Waugh was a miner, Elexis worked as a bookkeeper for the Daily Herald,
Elizabeth and Janet were stenographers for the Arthur Leighton Law Firm
Charles Mottishaw lived in Cassidy and was a chauffer for the Granby Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co

Chrissie

Christina Orr Waugh, c 1921
Christina Orr "Chrissie" Waugh, c 1921

Chrissie Waugh, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, c 1921
Chrissie Waugh, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, c 1921

 

1922 ..........

Death of Mrs. Samuel Orr

Death of Mrs. Samuel Orr
Death of Mrs. Samuel Orr
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Saturday, Feb 18, 1922

 

Janet Lindsay Waugh & George Cassidy

Janet Lindsay Waugh married George Edward Cassidy (b. July 12, 1893, Cedar District, Nanaimo, B.C.) on June 3, 1922, at the Waugh family home at 471 Selby St., Nanaimo, British Columbia. They had three children: Gertrude (born Nov, 1922 and died May 20, 2006); Christina (born Feb 8, 1925, died in 1993) and George (born July 7, 1931, died May 14, 2016).

Gertrude Cassidy & Bert Henkel | Christina Cassidy & Ed Levesque | George Cassidy & Patricia Hooley

George's uncle, Thomas Cassidy, had come from Ireland and cleared land to farm in what became Cassidy, B.C.


1881 Canada Census, Nanaimo District, showing George Cassidy and wife Catherine Grace Michael


1891 Canada Census, Cranberry, Cedar and Oyster Districts, showing the Cassidy family

 

Commercial Street

Commercial Street, Nanaimo c 1923
Commercial Street, Nanaimo c 1923

Athletic Club Grounds

A Foot Ball Match on the Athletic Club Grounds, Nanaimo B.C.
A Foot Ball Match on the Athletic Club Grounds, Nanaimo B.C.

 

1923 ..........

Agnes Waugh was teaching at the Nanaimo Bay School in 1923
From Teacher's Bureau Records, 1923

 

Agnes Orr Waugh & Charles Mottishaw

Agnes Orr Waugh married Charles Edward Mottishaw (born Feb 14, 1895, son of Samuel Mottishaw and Elizabeth Exton) on Aug 8, 1923, in Nanaimo. They had no children.

 

1924 ..........

Provincial Normal School, Victoria
1924 - 1925

J. Waugh (Nanaimo)
J. Waugh (Nanaimo)
From Normal School Annual - Anecho 1924-1925

Men's Basketball, Centre - Waugh
Men's Basketball, Centre - Waugh
From Normal School Annual - Anecho 1924-1925

Soccer - Captain Waugh led the forward line and his boring in method of play always brought results
Soccer - Captain Waugh led the forward line and his boring in method of play always brought results
From Normal School Annual - Anecho 1924-1925

John Waugh, Jr. Provincial Normal School, Victoria, BC
John Waugh, Jr. Provincial Normal School, Victoria, BC
Card courtesy of George Cassidy
Read more about the Provincial Normal School
See also Teaching the Teachers: Establishment and Early Years of the B.C. Provincial Normal Schools

British Columbia Teacher's Federation
British Columbia Teacher's Federation
From Normal School Annual - Anecho 1924-1925

 

Jock Waugh and Harry Martin
Jock Waugh (right) and "Uncle" Harry Martin
Photo courtesy George Cassidy

Jock Waugh was a teacher at Harewood School in Nanaimo from 1925-1929.

Jock Waugh at the University of British Columbia 1930-1934
Jock Waugh's Powell River Years 1934-1943

 

Mrs. Donald McKay

Mrs. Donald McKay
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, Jan 30, 1924

 

1925 ..........

The Island Highway


43 Miles to Nanaimo, Island Highway, 1920s by Leonard Frank
Courtesy Vancouver Public Library

Duncan, B.C.

Airport, Duncan, B.C. c 1925
Waugh Girls at Airport, Duncan, B.C. c 1925

 

Public Schools Report, Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Belt
Harewood School - John Waugh

Harewood School - John Waugh
From FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 1925-26

 

Harewood School

Grade 7 Class, Harewood School, Nanaimo, 1927
Grade 7 Class, Harewood School, Nanaimo, 1927

John "Jock" Waugh became Principal of the Harewood School in Nanaimo in 1926 (when he was 20 years old). He was the Principal of South Wellington School from 1929-1930. He attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1930-1934. In 1932, he was teaching at Ocean Falls, B.C.. After graduation from UBC he taught at Brooks High in Powell River before becoming the Supervisor of Schools for the Powell River District (1934-1943).

Jock Waugh at the University of British Columbia 1930-1934
Jock Waugh's Powell River Years 1934-1943

 

1926 ..........

Robert McLean Waugh & Florence Amy Bradshaw

Robert McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean) married Florence Amy Bradshaw (daughter of Albert Ernest Bradshaw and Edna Maria ?) in Nanaimo on Aug 2, 1926. They had at least one child: Robert Albert (born Feb 5, 1928, died Aug 2, 1993).

Robert Albert Waugh & Doris Kelly

Hi Jeff, I am glad you took the time to contact me. It interesting that I hear from you. Just the other day I was driving to Courtenay on the old Highway and thinking about you and Glenda and wondering what you were up to. Well it's been a day or so since we last talked. I think it was in Tahsis in 1980 or so. You sound well and live in a beautiful part of Canada. I live in Nanaimo, still married to Maureen, two daughters Tara lives in Manitoba and who is married to Tyson who is in the Canadian Army, she has 4 children (two girls and two boys) plus Tyson had 3 boys so they have 7 kids between the ages of 12 to 5months. Tara and Tyson own a small farm so her kids are learning the meaning of chores animal maintenance etc. Our youngest Kyla who is a school teacher and lives in Dawson Creek. She is married to Glen he is RCMP officer. They have 3 children( 1 girl and 2 boys) ages 6 yrs to 5 months. So in total we have 7 of our own grand kids and 3 adopted. They are all great. I am part time retired but usually work. I was working in Alberta all last year in the oil patch. I really enjoyed most of it. Maureen no longer teaches school she is working as a department manager at Sears here in Nanaimo. As her family is all in Alberta we travel back and forth at least twice a year. Do you still hunt or fish? Please say hello to Glenda. As far as the family history - I have all my grandfather's hospital records wounds he received during the first world war. Also some other information on the Waugh family.  - Robert Kelly Waugh, Dec 4, 2012

 

1927 ..........

Surprise Birthday Party for Christina Waugh

Surprise Birthday Party for Christina Waugh

The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Sunday, March 6, 1927

 

1928 ..........

Jock Waugh

Jock Waugh (left) c. 1928
Jock Waugh (left) c. 1928

 

1929 ..........

Charlie Mottishaw and Agnes Waugh moved to Los Angeles, California sometime before 1929.

Mottishaw, Chas E (Agnes) auto mech h3411 1/2 Hunter
Mottishaw, Chas E (Agnes) auto mech h3411 1/2 Hunter
Los Angeles City Directory, 1929

Jock Waugh was Principal of South Wellington School from 1929-1930.

Waughs of Nanaimo, 1929
Waughs of Nanaimo in 1929
From Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1929

 

George Waugh

George Waugh (son of William Waugh and Alison Lindsay aka Elexis Millar) died of "heart failure" on Nov 19, 1929, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, at the age of 67.

 

Front Street, Nanaimo

Front Street, Malaspina Hotel and Post Office, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1930
Front Street, Malaspina Hotel and Post Office, Nanaimo, B.C. c 1930

471 Selby Street

Waugh Family Home, 471 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. Canada c 1930
John "the Joker", Christina, Violet, Christina, William, John "Jock" and Janet Waugh
Waugh Family Home, 471 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. Canada, c 1930

471 Selby Street Modern Photo

 

1931 ..........

The Rumble Seat

Agnes Waugh & Charlie Mottishaw (married Aug 8, 1923), George Cassidy II, George Cassidy III, Violet Waugh & Chrissie Waugh
Left to right: Agnes Waugh & Charlie Mottishaw (married Aug 8, 1923),
George Cassidy II, George Cassidy III, Violet Waugh & Chrissie Waugh

Violet and Chrissie used to tell me about riding in the rumble seat of this car and it seemed it was a special treat that they really enjoyed and had a lot of fun doing. I think it was Charlie Mottishaw's. - Jeff Waugh

 
1932 ..........

Los Angeles, California

The 1932 Los Angeles City Directory lists "Mottishaw, Chas E. (Agnes) electn h3424 Estrada" and "Mottishaw, Henry (Lana H) lab h3459 Estrada" and Mottishaw, Lana Mrs nurse r3459 Estrada". Henry is Charlie's brother. Their names do not appear in the 1929 LA City Directory. Charlie and Agnes are at the same address in 1938 and 1942.

1932 Los Angeles City Directory for Mottishaw
1932 Los Angeles City Directory for Mottishaw

Nanaimo

Waughs of Nanaimo in 1932
Waughs of Nanaimo in 1932
From Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1932
Note that John Waugh, Jr. is a student at UBC

"He was an ardent amateur gardener"

John "The Joker" and Jock Waugh, c 1933
John "The Joker" and Jock Waugh, c 1933
"He was an ardent amateur gardener"

John Waugh entertained at his home on Selby Street last evening

John Waugh entertained at his home on Selby Street last evening
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, June 16, 1932

 
1933 ..........

Anniversary Celebrated by Nanaimo Residents
Mr. and Mrs. John Waugh hold family reunion
On Occasion of their "Ruby" Wedding Day

Mr. and Mrs. John Waugh hold family reunion
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday Mar 2, 1933

 

Pacific Northwest Football League

Pacific Northwest Football League
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday July 23, 1933

 

1934 ..........

Jock Waugh

George Cassidy, Jr. and Jock Waugh, c 1934
George Cassidy III and Jock Waugh, c 1934

Jock Waugh, UBC Soccer Team 1931-1934
Jock Waugh, UBC Soccer Team, 1931-1934

The UBC Soccer Team played the Nanaimo Team on March 6, 1934. This placed Jock Waugh on the team opposite Daisy Waugh.

Waugh Scores Again

Waugh Scores Again
Daisy Waugh Scores Again
From the Ubyssey, March 6, 1934

Jock Waugh at the University of British Columbia 1930-1934
Jock Waugh's Powell River Years 1934-1943

 

1935 ..........

Janet Waugh Smith & Joseph Blades

Janet Waugh Smith (daughter of married Elexies Millar Waugh and Harry Smith) married Joseph Blades (son of James Blades and Ellen Bollau) in Nanaimo on April 15, 1935. Joseph Blades died on May 14, 1955, at the age of 45.

 

James William "Daisy" Waugh & Ethel Elaine Storey

James "Daisy" Waugh (son of Sarah Malcolm Waugh, father unknown, born about 1912) married Ethel Elaine Storey (born Aug 3, 1917 and died 1996, both in Nanaimo) on July 12, 1935. They had one child: James (born Feb 10, 1936).

 

1936 ..........

John Waugh was listed as "retired" in the B.C. and Yukon Directory, 1936.

 

Canadian National War Memorial

The Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge, July 1936
The Unveiling of the Canadian National War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, July 1936

 

James William "Daisy" Waugh
1912 - 1936

Daisy Waugh (hands on hips), Oct 10, 1936
Daisy Waugh (hands on hips), Oct 10, 1936
People In Bleachers Watching Northshore Reds Scoring On Nanaimo
At Con Jones Ball Park, Vancouver, BC. Nanaimo Won 2-1.
Courtesy University of Winnipeg

James "Daisy" Waugh (son of Sarah Waugh) died on Dec 31, 1936.

Great Career Ends

"Daisy" Waugh Killed in Mine
Game Cancelled, Dies at Work

Nanaimo. - James "Daisy" Waugh, well-known British Columbia soccer player and a member of the Nanaimo City Football Club in the Intercity League, was electrocuted here shortly before midnight Thursday while working in the Canadian Colleries coal mine. - Excerpt from The Vancouver Daily Province, Saturday 02 January, 1937, page 21

Read more about Daisy Waugh's death.

James William "Daisy" Waugh
James William "Daisy" Waugh

Big Loss to Soccer

Big Loss to Soccer
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Jan 5, 1937

 

1937 ..........

John Waugh & Christina Orr

Christina Orr & John Waugh in Powell River, c. 1938
Christina Orr & John Waugh in Powell River, c. 1938

In the British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1937, John Waugh (Jr.) was listed in Powell River as a high school teacher.

 

1938 ..........

John "Jock" Waugh & Winifred Russell

John "Jock" Waugh & Winifred Russell

Jock Waugh and Winnie Russell were married on June 29, 1938, in Powell River, British Columbia Canada. They had one child: Glenda (born 1950).

Glenda Waugh & Gregory Watty

 

Here on Their Honeymoon

Here on Their Honeymoon
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Thursday, July 14, 1938

Jock Waugh's Powell River Years 1934-1943

 

1939 ..........

Billings, Montana

Postcard from Agnes & Charlie Mottishaw to John Waugh, Aug. 23, 1939
Postcard from Agnes & Charlie Mottishaw to John Waugh, Aug. 23, 1939,
on a trip to visit  Uncle Tommy Orr

 

World War II

We Remember

On September 3, 1939, Great Britain declared war on Germany.

"The Germans concocted a story of Polish troops crossing their border and firing on various installations. In supposed retaliation, German tanks rolled across the Polish border during the early hours of September 1, 1939. Tensions were running high throughout Europe. Britain and France began mobilization of their armies while Italy's Mussolini desperately tried to intervene with Hitler to forestall war. The British and French representatives met with German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop warning that they would fulfill their obligation to Poland and go to war if German forces did not withdraw from Polish territory.

At 9:00 on the morning of September 3, Sir Neville Henderson, Britain's ambassador to Germany, delivered an ultimatum stating that if hostilities did not stop by 11 AM, a state of war would exist between Great Britain and Germany. Germany did not respond and at 11:15 on the morning of September 3, 1939 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went on the radio to announce to the British people that they were at war with Germany."
- From EyeWitness to History, The Beginning of World War II, 1939

"On Sept. 10, 1939, a special session of Parliament approves Prime Minister Mackenzie King's request that Canada join the war in Europe. The decision, seen by most Canadians as inevitable, comes exactly one week after England and France declare war on Nazi Germany. It is the first time that Canadians make their own declaration of war as a sovereign nation." - From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

 

1940 ..........

Jock & John Waugh

Waugh

Waughs of Nanaimo
Waughs of Nanaimo
From the B.C. & Yukon Directory, 1940

Elexis and Violet Waugh had a "ladies wear" shop in Ladysmith in 1940.

Cassidy

The Cassidy's were also listed in the 1940 B.C. and Yukon Directory in Ladysmith
The Cassidy's were also listed in the 1940 B.C. and Yukon Directory in Ladysmith

 

The Main Street

The Main Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
The Main Street, Nanaimo, B.C.

 

Christina Orr
June 11, 1869 - October 13, 1940

Christina Orr

Dies at Nanaimo

Dies at Nanaimo
The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Oct 15, 1940

Mrs. John Waugh Funeral Service is Held Today, Nanaimo District Free Press, October 15, 1940 (pdf)

Private funeral services were hold today for Mrs. Christina Waugh, aged 71, who passed away suddenly at her residence on Selby Street Sunday Morning. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, Mrs. Waugh had been a resident of Nanaimo for the past 40 years. She came to British Columbia from Montana. Surviving her are her husband, two sons, John and William of Powell River; six daughters, Mrs. W. Newbury of Nanaimo; Miss Elexies, at home; Mrs. Charles Mottishaw, of Los Angeles; Mrs. George Cassidy, of Cedar District; Miss Violet Waugh, of Victoria; and Miss Christina Waugh, at home; one brother Thomas, of Billings, Montana. Three grandchildren also survive her.

Private funeral services were held from the residence at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Pall-bearers were Harry Martin, John McKenzie, Wyman Walkem, George Addison, Frank Cunliffe, Ernest Booth. Re. E. G. McDonald officiated. Internment was in the family plot in the Nanaimo cemetery. Westwood Hirst Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Christina Orr Waugh was buried in Range 55, plot # 23 of the Nanaimo Cemetery. See cemetery map for Range 55. See also City of Nanaimo Cemeteries for burials for other Waugh, Mottishaw and Newbury burials.

Mrs. Newbury is Elizabeth Waugh who married William Newbury, Jr., florist. William Newbury, Jr. was the son of William Newbury.

The Newbury Farm House is significant because it speaks to the direct role local coal companies played in shaping the physical and social development of the Nanaimo area. In 1884, Samuel Robins, the Superintendent of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company, purchased Harewood Estates, a large parcel of land between Nanaimo and the base of Mount Benson. Robins subdivided the area into Five Acre farms and made them available to mining families at affordable prices. Robins envisioned farming as a way for miners to provide for themselves whenever coal markets were depressed. The experience of William Newbury, who built this home, illustrates Robins' concept in application. William Newbury and his son were alternately miners and nurserymen, at one time operating a florist shop in downtown Nanaimo. Built around 1909, the Newbury Farm House is a substantially intact, very good example of a Craftsman bungalow. The house has many of the features typical of this style including the front gable roof, dormers, inset corner porch and wooden siding. William Newbury, a miner, lived here as early as 1909. In 1912 he and his son William Jr. are also listed as florists and nurserymen, with a shop on Commercial Street. By 1925, William was again listed as a miner, and his son as a rancher. - City of Nanaimo Heritage Register

 

1942 ..........

William Waugh & Genevieve McVey

William Waugh married Genevieve "Maryanne" McVey (daughter of Moffitt David McVey and Effie Christina Nicholson) on Oct 24, 1942 (probably in Powell River). They had one child: Karen Anne (born 1945).

 

1943 ..........

Jock Waugh, Flying Officer

Jock Waugh
Jock Waugh

Jock Waugh enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on November 29, 1943, and was immediately transferred to Camp Borden, Ontario, for training as a Flying Officer (Navigator) aboard the Lancaster bombers. His father (John "the Joker" Waugh) died a few days later on December 3, 1943.

The Waugh Family During World War II

 

John Waugh
August 29, 1867 - December 3, 1943

Christina Orr & John Waugh c 1940
Christina Orr & John Waugh c 1940

John Waugh Dies At Noon, December 3, 1943 (pdf)

Following a protracted illness John Waugh, 76, resident of Nanaimo for 45 years, died at Nanaimo General Hospital at Noon today. Native of Linlithgowshire, Scotland, Mr. Waugh first came to Ontario from the Old Land, but, moved to Nanaimo after 4 years' residence in the eastern province (ed. note - the "Joker" was not known to have lived in Ontario). Since coming here he had been identified with the local coal mines, and had also been a city police officer. He was formerly active in sports, and was president of the Nanaimo Football Club in the heyday of that organization. He was a member of the Vancouver Caledonian Society and was registered as champion B. C. quoiter in 1928. He was an ardent amateur gardener.

His wife pre-deceased him, her death occuring on October 13, 1940. He is survived by two brothers William Waugh, of Five Acres, and Andrew Waugh, of Vancouver, also several brothers and sisters living in Scotland. Immediate family survivors include six daughters and two sons. The daughters, Mrs. Wm. Newbury, Nanaimo, Elexies M. Waugh of Nanaimo, Mrs. Charles Mottishaw of Los Angeles, Mrs. George E. Cassidy of Milton Street, Miss Violet Waugh of Victoria and Mrs. Leo Lidiatt of Nanaimo. The sons are John, now enroute to an eastern point where he is to take special RCAF training, and William of Powell River...

John Waugh was buried in Range 55, plot # 24 of the Nanaimo Cemetery

John Waugh was buried in Range 55, plot # 24 of the Nanaimo Cemetery. See cemetery map for Range 55. See also City of Nanaimo Cemeteries for burials for other Waugh, Mottishaw and Newbury burials.

 

George McLean Waugh & Ada Elizabeth Harrison

George McLean Waugh
George McLean Waugh, Ada Elizabeth Waugh (nee Harrison)
and their son George Edmund Waugh c. 1944

Dorothy Catherine Waugh c. 1944
Dorothy Catherine Waugh c. 1944
Daughter of George McLean Waugh & Ada Elizabeth Harrison

 

1944 ..........

Baby Chase

Baby Chase June 25, 1944

Baby Chase was stillborn and buried alongside Christina Orr Waugh in Range 55, plot # 24 of the Nanaimo Cemetery. We don't know who the parents were for sure, but possibly Christina Waugh (daughter of John Waugh and Christina Orr) and Leo Liddiatt. Another possibility is that Baby Chase's mother was Dorothy Chase. The possible connection between the Waugh family and Chase family has yet to be determined. The memorial was placed in 2015 by Lynn Tritschler (daughter of Dorothy Chase).

 

Elizabeth Waugh and William Newbury were married before 1931 (The Daily Colonist, Dec 31, 1931). William Newbury, died on Oct 15, 1945, in South Wellington, British Columbia, at the age of 63. William Newbury is buried in the Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery (Bowen Cemetery), Range 55A, Plot 31. His mother and father are buried there in Range 52, Plots 68 & 69.

William Newbury, died on Oct 15, 1945, in South Wellington, British Columbia, at the age of 63

Elizabeth married William Purser sometime before her death in 1947.

 

Ada Elizabeth Harrison

Dorothy Walton, Albert Walton, Norman Waugh, Isa Waugh, Ada Waugh, c. 1947
Trip to Edmonton
Left to right: Dorothy Catherine Walton (nee Waugh), Albert Walton,
Norman Waugh, Isabell Waugh (nee Green), Ada Elizabeth Waugh (nee Harrison), c. 1947
George McLean Waugh is probably taking the picture

Read more about George McLean Waugh and Ada Elizabeth Harrison

 

Christina Waugh & Leo Liddiatt

Christina Waugh's husband, Leo Liddiatt (son of Albert Wellington, Liddiatt and Charlotte Selden), died on March 10, 1947, in Nanaimo, B.C., at the age of 35.

 

1947 ..........

William Waugh
October 2, 1865 - January 18, 1947

William Waugh, Jr. died of "valvular heart disease" on Jan 18, 1947, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 81.

 

Elizabeth McCall Waugh
September 29, 1893 - June 3, 1947

Elizabeth McCall Waugh

Elizabeth McCall Waugh (daughter of John Waugh and Christina Orr) died on June 3, 1947 at the age of 52.

 

 

1948 ..........

George Cassidy
December 18, 1848 - January 27, 1948

George Cassidy (right), BC Provincial Police
George Cassidy (right), BC Provincial Police
Photo courtesy George Cassidy (b. 1931 and grandson of Constable George Cassidy)

George Cassidy, Sr. died on Jan 27, 1948, in North Oyster, British Columbia, at the age of 99.

Funeral Services Held for Late George Cassidy

Funeral Services Held for Late George Cassidy

In Loving Memory of George Cassidy 1848 - 1948
In Loving Memory of George Cassidy 1848 - 1948
Ladysmith Cemetery, Ladysmith, B.C. Anglican Section plot A-R01A-15

 

1951 ..........

Robert McLean Waugh
November 26, 1895 - May 19, 1951

Robert McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean) died in Nanaimo on May 19, 1951.

Robert Waugh Died 19th May 1951
Nanaimo Cemetery
1015361 PRIVATE
ROBERT WAUGH
72ND BATTN. C.E.F.
19TH MAY 1951
TO LIVE IN THE HEART OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE
REST IN PEACE

 

1955 ..........

George McLean Waugh
June 17, 1899 - December 30, 1955

George McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean and Husband of Ada Elizabeth Harrison) died in Nanaimo on Dec 30, 1955, at the age of 56.

 

1957 ..........

Sarah Malcolm Waugh
October 27, 1885 - June 2, 1957

Sarah Malcolm Waugh (daughter of William Waugh and Catherine McLean and mother of "Daisy" Waugh) died in Nanaimo on June 3, 1957, at the age of 71.

 

1962 ..........

William Waugh
June 13, 1908 - January 17, 1962

William Waugh (son of John Waugh and Christina Orr) died on Jan 17, 1962, in Powel River, and is buried in the Powell River Cemetery, Cranberry, British Columbia.

In Loving Memory of William Waugh 1908 - 1962
In Loving Memory of William Waugh 1908 - 1962
Photo courtesy Velda Olding, Findagrave

 

Daniel McLean Waugh
June 27, 1892 - June 21, 1962

Daniel McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean and husband of Catherine Wilson) died in Nanaimo on June 21, 1962.

 

1966 ..........

James McLean Waugh
July 27, 1888 - March 10, 1966

James McLean Waugh (son of William Waugh and Catherine McLean, and widower of Jeannie Blair) died in Nanaimo on March 10, 1966, at the age of 77.

 

1974 ..........

Elexis Millar Waugh
April 26, 1890 - October 7, 1974

Elexies Millar Waugh (daughter of William Waugh and Catherine McLean and widow of Harry Smith) died in Nanaimo on Oct 7, 1974, at the age of 84.

 

1993 ..........

Florence Amy Bradshaw
April 19, 1904 - March 2, 1993

Florence Amy Bradshaw (daughter of Albert and Moira Bradshaw) died in Nanaimo on March 2, 1993, at the age of 88.

 

Robert Albert Waugh
February 5, 1928 - August 2, 1993

Robert Albert Waugh (son of Robert McLean Waugh and Florence Amy Bradshaw) died on Aug 2, 1993, at the age of 65.

 

2002 ..........

Donald Henkel
March 22, 1948 - February 14, 2002

Obituary - Campbell River Mirror

Henkel, Donald Born March 22, 1948 in Campbell River, passed away in a logging accident on the Queen Charlotte Islands on February 14, 2002. He is survived by his wife Delores of Queen Charlotte City, and sons Jayson (Julie) from Edmonton, Lorne from Lacombe, Alberta and Samuel Miguel from Queen Charlotte City. He is also survived by his mother Gertrude of Campbell River and his brothers Ralph (Perla), John, Garry (Ruth) and his sister Garcia (David). He also leaves to mourn his Uncle George and Auntie Pat Cassidy of Campbell River and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father Bert Henkel in 1984. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, at 1pm., at the Legion Hall in Campbell River.

 

James Waugh
February 10, 1936 - June 11, 2002

James William "Daisy" Waugh's son...

WAUGH, James (Jim) Tuesday, 11 Jun 2002
Nanaimo News Bulletin Nanaimo

Waugh, James (Jim) February 10, 1936 - June 11, 2002. Jim was born and raised in Nanaimo, and he will be dearly missed, and lovingly remembered, by his wife of 43 years, Norma, his sons Rory (Brenda) and Tim (Ellen), grandchildren Taryn, Makayla, Brayden, Danyka and Rhianna, brother Glenn (Margaret), mother-in-law Lena, special friends Rick and Lorraine, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Don and mother Ethel. In honour of Jim’s wishes, there will not be a formal service, however, family and friends are invited to a celebration of Jim’s life at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 22, in the family home, 755 Dufferin St.

 

2006 ..........

Gertrude Cassidy
October 2, 1922 - May 20, 2006

Obituary - Campbell River Mirror, May 20, 2006:

"Henkel, Gertrude Eleanor October 2, 1922-May 20, 2006 Gert passed away peacefully at Yucalta Lodge in Campbell River on May 20, 2006. She is survived by her sons Ralph ‎(Perla)‎ of Port McNeil, John of Sayward, Garry of Quadra Island and daughter Garcia ‎(David)‎ of Cranbrook and her brother George ‎(Pat)‎ Cassidy of Campbell River. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason, Lorne, Samuel, Randel, Michelle, Julie, Bradley, Jodi, Sara, Alisia and Krystal and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Bert in 1984, her parents, father George Cassidy Sr. ‎(1985)‎ mother Janet Cassidy ‎(1990)‎ her sister Christina ‎(1992)‎ her son Donald ‎(2002)‎ and daughter in law Ruth ‎(2005)‎. Gert was born in Nanaimo and moved to Campbell River in 1945 where she resided until 1966 and then moved to Victoria until 1987. She then returned to Campbell River to live out the rest of her life. She became well known throughout the community for her long daily walks. She was a soft hearted, kind spirited woman and was well loved by all the knew her and will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank Dr‎(s)‎ Smit and Wood and a special thank you to Dr. Ross ‎(retired)‎ who Mom never forgot. Many thanks to the group home people she stayed with over the years. A heartfelt thank you to all the nurses and staff at Yucalta Lodge, Altrusa Club, the Beacon Club, Mental Health workers and other friends for your care and love for Mom over the years. It was greatly appreciated. Also a special thank you to Sam Henderson for making the urn. She is resting peacefully now. A Memorial Service will take place at Yucalta Lodge, 555-2nd Avenue, Campbell River on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 1:00p.m. Cremation."

 

2011 ..........

Edna Young
June 11, 1924 - June 16, 2011

Obituary - Campbell River Mirror...

Waugh - Walker, Edna June 11, 1924 – June 16, 2011 Edna passed away peacefully at home on June 16, 2011 with her family and friends by her side. Beloved Wife of the late Douglas Waugh and the late Jack Walker, loving Mother of Ed (Cathy), Carol (Adam) and the late Larry (Donna) (Dave), dear Grandmother of Alisa (Beau), Andrea (Brandon), Brittany (Kris) and Chad. Edna became step-mother to Mick, Paddy, Kelly, Laurie and Duff. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and special lifetime friends Rosalie and Fred Meier, Kay and Frank Davison, Jim and Ethel Robinson, and special neighbours Dan and Mary Moores. Edna was born and grew up on the Island and spent most of her life in Campbell River. She was actively involved with various community organizations and gave her time graciously. She loved to spend time with family and friends, was always game to go anywhere, do anything, talk about the "good old days" and could out walk anyone of any age. The Family invites you to join them at Ed and Cathy’s home, 3490 South Island Highway, Campbell River, to celebrate Edna’s life at an open house on Friday, June 24th beginning at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, 381 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 3V1, would be appreciated by the family.

 

2012 ..........

David William Waugh
December 11, 1948 - April 16, 2012

Obituary - Campbell River Mirror...

David William Waugh December 11, 1948-April 26,2012 After a courageous battle with a variety of health problems, David suddenly passed away on April 26th. He was predeceased by his father, William, and his mother, Doris. Survived by his loving wife Karon, his children Bill (Jodi), Kim (Glenn) and Kris (Cory), step-children Rod (Natalie) and Rick (Brenda), grandchildren Tanza, James, Megan, Lucia, Alex, Emily, Samantha, and Liam, brother Richard (Judy), and sister Beverly (Gord) He will be greatly missed by numerous other family and friends. David was born and raised in Campbell River, BC. He spent most of his working life driving logging trucks and was very proud of his own truck. He had a true love of music whether it was singing and playing his guitar, or listening to the likes of Bob Dylan among others. He was an avid athlete throughout his entire life enjoying baseball, basketball, soccer, and golf. Recently he was able to fulfill his dream of owning his own boat to take his grandchildren fishing. Many thanks to the Cumberland Dialysis Unit and the fab five, the Royal Jubilee Renal Unit, Dr. Rene Weir, and Wheels for Wellness for their kindness and compassion. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 4th at 2pm at The Church of the Way 451 7th Avenue, Campbell River, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Wheels for Wellness Society www.wheelsforwellness.com Telephone: 250-338-0196. "May God bless and keep you always, may your wishes all come true, may you always do for others and let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung, may you stay forever young." - Bob Dylan Forever in our hearts.

 

 

2014 ..........

Happy 60th Anniversary
Pat & George

George Cassidy and Pat Holley's 60th Wedding Anniversary
George Cassidy and Pat Hooley's 60th Wedding Anniversary
August 24, 2014
See more photos in the Photo Archives

"It's so good to see you both again. I'm sorry I've been a stranger for so many years. Besides my Dad, you were the best hunting and fishing mentor a boy could have asked for. I wish you both many more happy wedding anniversaries to come." - Jeff Waugh, Aug 24, 2014

 

2016 ..........

George Waugh Cassidy
July 7, 1931 - May 14, 2016

George Waugh Cassidy

George Cassidy (son of George Cassidy and Janet Waugh) died in Campbell River on May 14, 2016, at the age of 84. A memorial for George was held at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre on July 31, 2016.

George Waugh Cassidy

George passed away on a sunny afternoon on May 14, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Cassidy, son George, son John (Donna), daughter Diane (Don), daughter Shannon (Glen) and daughters Cathy and Jeanette along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. George will be deeply missed and never forgotten. George was born in Nanaimo and his early years were spent growing up on his much-beloved family homestead located in Cedar. At the age of 16 George and his family moved from the homestead and relocated to Campbell River where he resided until his passing. George spent a large part of his life working for M&B at the Menzie’s Bay Booming Ground. It was while working the boom that George suffered a near fatal head injury that would have driven most men to a desk job, but not George! He was determined to return to what he did best, which he did until he retired. George had 3 passions in life; fishing, hunting and family. Around many a campfire, kitchen table or the back seat of the car George would keep everyone entertained with his fishing and hunting stories. George W. Cassidy- husband, father and friend will be deeply missed. His joyful glee while heading out the door for the Campbell or Quinsam for a day of fishing, will forever be a picture hanging in our thoughts. A heartfelt thanks to Drs.’ Ramsey and Grace and the 3rd floor nursing staff at the Campbell River General Hospital for all their caring help. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation in George’s name. A memorial service celebration of life for George W. Cassidy will be held at a later date. - Campbell River Mirror

 

Celebration of Life

George is survived by his loving wife Patricia, children Catherine, George, Shannon, Jeanette, Diane (Don), John (Donna), many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren & extended family and friends. George was born in Nanaimo & spent his early years growing up on his much beloved family farm in Cedar. At the age of 16 George & his family moved to Campbell River where he resided until his passing. George spent a large part of his life working for M&B at the Menzie's Bay booming ground. George's passion was for the outdoors. Hunting, fishing or just taking the dog for a walk along the river was his passion. If you couldn't find George and there was a run on he was at the river. Husband, father and friend will be deeply missed. His joyful glee while heading out the door for a day of fishing on the Quinsam or Campbell, or a day of hunting with his loyal companion will forever be a picture hanging in our thoughts.

Remember Me

Remember me when flowers bloom early in the Spring.
Remember me on sunny days & fun that Summer brings.
Remember me in the wintertime & the stories that are told.
But most of all remember each day right from the start.
I will be forever near, I live within your heart.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand. - Isaiah 41:10

Sounds

The early morning sun lifting the dew from the grass.
The early riser assembling his gear for the morning fish.
The silence of morning is what he loves.
The sound of the truck as it comes to life.
The sound of the river another love.
The sound of the birds announcing his arrival.
The sound of the fly making it to it's resting place.
The sound of the fish taking the fly.
The sound of the truck arriving back at it's home.
The sound of the early riser arriving home.
The sound of his voice as he tells his stories.
We wish we could still hear the sound of his voice.

 

George Michael "Bubs" Cassidy
March 1, 1956 - Sept 8, 2016

George Michael Cassidy 1956 - 2016

With heavy hearts, we announce George’s passing at home on September 8, 2016. George was born and raised in Campbell River, BC and spent much of his life there. He was predeceased by his brother Richard in 1999 and his father George Sr in 2016. George is survived by his mother Patricia; his sisters Cathy (Rick), Shannon (Glenn), Jeanette, Dianne (Don) and brother John (Donna), his friend and companion Wendy and lifelong friend and cousin John Henkel, numbers cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. George worked most of his life in the logging industry on Vancouver Island and throughout BC. He was a faller and took great pride in his work. George had many friends and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; many days George could be found on the Campbell or Quinsam Rivers, fishing Pinks. He travelled to many destination in the winters including New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand and Cambodia.

His legacy of kindness and devotion to his mother and father in recent years was greatly appreciated.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, September 25th from 1-3pm at the Legion Hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in George’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream
I can tell by the marks he left, you were in his dream
Ah child of countless trees, ah child of boundless seas
What you are, what you are meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me
Born to me, Cassidy…"
(Bob Weir - Cassidy)

"To my cousin George 'Bubs' Cassidy (who I always think of when I hear this song)..." - Jeff Waugh

 

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die!
- Mary Frye (1932)

 

The Waugh Family During World War II

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