Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

 Edward Godfred 1882 - 1911 married (1907) Mary Jane McNaughton.

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The Fairmont Empress (Built circa 1900s - most commonly known as The Empress)
The Edwardian, chteau-style hotel was designed by Francis Rattenbury and was built between 1904 and 1908, opening for service in that year.
Additional wings were added between 1909 and 1914, and in 1928. During this time,
The Empress (as it was known then) played hostess to kings, queens, movie stars and many famous people. In 1919, Edward, Prince of Wales waltzed into the dawn in its Crystal Ballroom.

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The Empress Hotel - 2008

It is one of the oldest and most famous hotels, in Victoria, B.C - located on Government Street facing the Inner Harbour.

 

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 1145 Yates St. Victoria, B.C.  Childhood home - since torn down, of Charles William Lendrum's maternal grandmother.  

 


 

 

The Henderson's house in Victoria, B.C. which is still there. (Friends of my maternal grandmother's)

 


 

 This is a current picture of the house Edward and Mamie Lendrum were married in. 

After they were married they lived next door; unfortunately that house is long gone.

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Store in Victoria, B.C. Early 1900's. 

The interior of Charles William Lendrum - maternal grandfather - John Arthur Worthington

 



Fire engines in Victoria B.C. late 1800s

Steampunk - Silsby. Hand steam fire engine made in Seneca Falls, NY.

 


Most grateful to Bill Lendrum from Canada for all the photographs and family information