Christopher Stewart. # 270

Christopher Stewart. # 270         Born. Dec 18th 1902. Edinburgh    Died  May 21st 1965 Seattle Wash.  Age 63

      Immigrated to Canada with Family 1910

Father was Ean Osler Stewart   Born June 1881 Edinburgh   and Died Mar 2 1949

Mother was Mary Virginia Dawson Butler 

Born Aug 24 1878  Glasgow.   Died 1956 Victoria

Apprenticed as Iron Moulder at Victoria Shipyard (no Name) and lived at home ay 525 Williams St Victoria

Spouse  # 1 Beatrice Emmiline Jury # 1407    Christopher Stewart #270  left 4 months after daughter Viola Elle Stewart # 1408 was born on Jan 24th 1923 in Victoria.

Spouse # 2 Margreg Mary Kinveq   Married Christopher Stewart #270 in Seattle July 24 1940.  He was 37 and she 25

Children  Viola Ellan Born Jan 24 1923 from first marriage.

Michael Ean Stewart  Born Mar 25 1945 Vancouver BC adopted July 31 1945 in Victoria. He became US citizen in Seattle

Siblings of Christopher Stewart # 270    

Mary   B June 11 1904 D Feb 12 1974

Ean   B Jan 3 1906.  D April 26 1959 aged 53 @ Nelson BC

Annie   B July 28 1907 Edinburgh D Feb 6 1993 Victoria age 85

Jean    B Oct 22 1913 Victoria. D June 29 2000  age 87

Peter   B Nov 18 1915 Victoria  D July 1 1965

Myrtle  B Aug 2 1920 Victoria. D April 17 1994 California aged 74

Nora    B on boat died Victoria as a child

Occupation    1911Canadian  Census show him 8 years living at home at 525 Williams St Victoria. 1911 Census show 8 years living at home at 525 Williams St Victoria. 1921 Census shows age 18 Iron Moulder income 480 at home working at Ship Yard. 

In Dec of 1923 at age of 20 he arrived at Seattle to work as a Iron Moulder.   The 1930 USA Census show him working at Iron Moulder Steel Foundry in Seattle  1930 USA Census also shows some form of Naturalization papers listed as divorced aged 27 and working in a steel foundry and living in a boarding house.

He applied for US citizenship June 20 1936 in Seattle.

 On 1940 US census he states schooling only to 6th grade. The 1940 US Census along with the 1930 census both times show him living at the same boarding house as a  single person. 

He was to live in same boarding house till he got married to Margaret Mary Kinvig who was a government clerk at of the age of 25, and he was 37. This was July 24 1940 and in Seattle, she was a naturalized citizen brought to Seattle at the age of 6 from Vancouver BC with her family. She was born June 23 1915 and died (Seattle ??) June 4 2001.

The WW 2 Draft Card shows him working at Western Steel Casket Co in Seattle

  Feb 14 1942 WW 2 US Draft card shows Christopher aged 39 married to Margaret and working at the Western Steel Casket Co. in Seattle as a iron moulder. Hieght 5 ft 7 in 155 lbs with light complexion and with grey hair and blue eyes He and Margaret adopted Michael Ean Stewart in Vancouver BC July 30 1945 who was born on Mar 5 1945. He became a naturalized US citizen somewhere around 1952

They still lived in Seattle till his death May 21 1965 and he is  buried at Washington Memorial Park Seatac, King County, Seattle

4 years after Christopher died Margaret married in 1969 a Ramsey Moody who was a US citizen with her adopted son Michael as a witness. There was some info which I have misplaced that they also brought Christopher’s daughter Viola up to Washington to live. There appears Chris and Margaret never had any children together Margret parents were F Richard Moody and M Hanna Moody originally from England and living in Point Grey Vancouver before going to USA in 1922. One sibling of Margaret, called Evelyn was aged 10 in 1921 census. In the 1940 US Census shows Margaret as a Gov. Office worker an a, Office manager single and living in a boarding house

What was Michael Ean Stewarts name when he was born on Mar 5 1945 in Vancouver, is not known.