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Daniel Jones


Birth:   15 Apr 1854  Gatineau, Quebec

Death:  8 Sep 1936  Vancouver, British Columbia  

Father:  Joseph Jones - born 1813 Quebec (English)

Mother:  Jane             - born 1835 New Brunswick (Irish)


Spouse:  Sarah Ann Larkin  

Birth: 1 Jul 1870    Masterfield, Ottawa, Ontario

Death:   22 July 1898   Ottawa, Ontario   (Died during Childbirth?)

Father:   John D. Larkin   (1841 -    )   (Irish. John's mother[Sarah] was born in Ireland)

Mother:  Margaret Robinson (abt 1847)  New Brunswick




Daniel  -  born July21 1891 Ottawa Ontario married Margaret Walker (b1893 Scotland) daughter of Alexander Walker & Ann Hartley.

Margaret Elizabeth (1893-1978)

Olive - "Had auburn hair with lots of curls and ringlets". Married Tom Black.  Went to Peace Country (BC) to farm; returned to Vancouver and then went to USA  

Edith - married McCarthy.  Issue - one boy who was later killed. 

Daniel & Sarah's Children: Edith, Daniel, Olive and Margaret 


"Daniel was medium height, stocky but well built; a little on the rough and tumble side." - Clayton Thorne 2005

"Daniel was a log driver on many rivers including the Ottawa River." - Clayton Thorne 2005

"After Daniel moved to Vancouver he was a stevedore on the waterfront and ended his working days as a night watchman." - Clayton Thorne 2005

"In Vancouver, Daniel lived near Hastings Street Viaduct (near where he worked)." - Clayton Thorne 2005

"Grandpa was good looking.  About five feet eleven inches tall.  His face was oval and clean shaven.  I saw him at a funeral when I was six years old and again when I was 14."  - Martha Black-Jefferson 2006

"Daniel's wife, Sarah, died during childbirth.  Sarah's sister, Lizzie, helped with the children afterwards.  Shortly after Sarah's death Daniel, the children and Aunt Lizzie moved to Vancouver.  At one time Daniel asked Aunt Lizzie to marry him but she said, 'No'.  She told him she like things just the way they were."
- Martha Black Jefferson 2006

"Daniel [the son b 1891] went overseas in World War I.  Married Margaret.  Divorced. Was single for a long time.  "Tough bugger," said nephew Clayton Thorne, "but I liked him."  "Married a lady named Edith - his 2nd wife."
  • 2005 interview with Clayton Thorne, grandson through daughter Margaret Elizabeth
  • 2005 interview and 2006 interviews with Martha [Black] Jefferson, granddaughter through Olive.
  • Death:  BC archives: Reg #1936-09-518815, BC Archives Microfilm #B13157, GSU Microfilm #1953021
  • Son Daniel m Margaret Walker source  Family Search film # 2032874; digital folder 4400870; image #1131; BC archives film B12905; Reg #1133; banns or license - License
  • Birth date taken from death certificate
  • Death date taken from Death Registry