The Brydons

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Edith Matilda Ansty

Female 1876 - 1942  (66 years)


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  • Name Edith Matilda Ansty 
    Born 1876  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1889  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Feb 1942  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I897  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 

    Father William Albert Ansty,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Edith Bowen,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walter Franklin Brydon,   b. 22 Apr 1873, Hespeler, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1956, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1924  Bella Bella, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 May 2012 
    Family ID F280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1876 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1889 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1924 - Bella Bella, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1942 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Histories
    Addenbrook Island lightstation
    Addenbrook Island lightstation
    Walter and Edith Brydon

    Recordings
    Lighthouse Keeper vignette.
    Lighthouse Keeper vignette.
    She's Edith Matilda Ansty. She married Walter Franklin Brydon from Hespeler.

    Places
    Lucy Island, British Columbia
    Lucy Island, British Columbia
    Bella Bella
    Bella Bella
    S.S. Mariposa wrecked near Bella Bella, British Columbia

    Maps
    Brydon Channel, British Columbia
    Brydon Channel, British Columbia

    The area of the British Columbia coastline where Edith Ansty and Walter Brydon operated a lighthouse.

  • Notes 
    • from: http://www.members.tripod.com/DumDoy/addenbrooke.html
      Addenbrooke lighthouse, known today as Addenbroke Island Lightstation, is situated on the west end of Addenbroke Island in Fitz Hugh Sound. It was established in 1914 on the British Columbia coast to help and aid ship through the treacherous coastline.
      W.A. Guthro and his wife Edith were the first lightkeepers of Addenbrooke, and turned the light on in May 1914 for the first time. As time went on there were to be many more lightkeepers of Addenbrooke. There was Mr. F. Smith and his wife who took over in August 1918 and then Mrs. Smith continued on looking after the lightstation after the death of her husband in 1922.

      In 1928 Mrs. Smith (now remarried to Mr. W.F. Brydon) traded lightstations with Ernie Maynard, who was the lightkeepers of Lucy Island.
      On May 1929, Ernie's career as a lighthouse keeper came to a tragic end. Ernie was found murdered by his boathouse. His murder was never solved. It was suggested that he discovered a thief and in a struggle his live was taken.
      Edith stayed at Lucy Island until 1932.