Individual Record 2900

Name}   Walton, William Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 16 Aug 1885 Place} Preston, Lancashire, England
Marr.: Date} Fam 10 Dec  1931 Place} Englefeld, Saskatchewan     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 29 Mar 1972 Place} White Rock, British Columbia
Burial: Date} Aft 29 Mar 1972 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 947 = Birth record
Source 2} 1689=1891 Eng cen
Source 3} 1690=1901 Eng cen
Source 4} 1691=Passenger ls
Source 5} 1692=1911 Can cen
Source 6} 852 = Military rec
Source 7} 1693=1916 SK cen
Source 8} 1194=Geog history
Source 9} 1686=Voter record
Source 10} 1688=Geog history
Source 11} 1193=Death record
Source 12} 1685=Obituary
Parents: } Henry Bingley Walton & Mary Anderton
     Household No.} 688
1st Household No.} 688 = Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
      Occupation 1} Laborer
       Occupation 2} Machinist
       Occupation 3} Farmer
  Religion/Church} Anglican
Spouses:   Prime} Compton, Dorothy M.
                              Strome, Myrtle May
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  William Walton was born 16 Aug 1885 in Preston, Lancashire, England.  He was the third child of Henry Bingley Walton and Mary Anderton.

In the 1891 England census, the family was living at 148 Carr Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire.  His father Henry was a wire drawer (one who makes wire by drawing the hot metal through dies).  The children were Elizabeth, 10, Annie, 7, William 5, and Henry,3.  Also in the household was his maternal grandmother, Alice.

In the 1901 England census, the family was still living at 148 Carr Street, Sheffield.  The children were ElWilliam, now 15, was an engineer apprentice.  His sister Ellen, 20, was a shop manager; Annie, 17, was a teaching school pupil; Henry, 13, was a houseboy; and his youngest sister Mabel was 8.  His maternal grandmother was still living with the family.

On 31 Jan 1907, William, 22, now a machinist, left Liverpool, England, sailing aboard the S.S. Canada, arriving in Portland, Maine on 9 Feb 1907.  In 1910, his father and youngest sister Mabel emmigrated to Canada, and in 1911, his mother.

In the 1911 Canada census, William was living in a boarding house in Gravelbourg, Moosejaw District, Saskatchewan.  He was a laborer.  On 5 Jan 1915, William enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in Humbolt, Saskatchewan.  He was a machinist engineer and filler.  He listed his father B. Walton of Scrip P.O. via Quill Lake, Sask. as his nearest relative.

In the 1916 Canada Census of Saskatchewan, William was living with his parents Henry and Mary on Sec. 39, Range 15, W.2 M. in Ponass Lake, Humbolt, Saskatchewan.  William and Henry were farmers.  Their religious preference was Anglican.

William married Dorothy Compton.  She died in 1928, leaving him to raise four children, namely Betty, Bill, Joan and Kay.  He married Myrtle May Strome on 10 Dec 1931 in Englefeld, Saskatchewan.  Together they added two sons, Gordon and David, to the family.

In 1941, Myrtle and William moved to White Rock, British Columbia, where they bought a garage.  After retirement, they are found in the Canada Voters Lists, New Westminster electoral district, in 1957 and 1958 at 16613 Campbell River Road.  Their residence was torn down in 1962 to make room for the King George Highway.  They are listed at 15161 Prospect Avenue, Surrey electoral district, in 1968, 1972, and she, after his death, in 1974.

William died 29 Mar 1972 in White Rock, British Columbia.  Myrtle died 28 May 1996 in the hospital in White Rock.  Their burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} Exa  9 Feb 1907 Port} Portland, Maine
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Expeditionary Force for the State of} Canada
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 Nov 2014
Date Created}  28 Dec  2011
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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