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Charles Edward Minter

Male 1884 - 1969  (84 years)


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  • Name Charles Edward Minter 
    Born 27 Jul 1884  Woolwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 5 Oct 1884  St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID FBE765BAD0F4487C96E7AD40B36350B10A2E 
    Died 10 Feb 1969  Vancouver, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Some of the information about Charles Edward's family has been taken from the LDS Pedigree Resource File and has not been otherwise verified.

      Ancestry.com has some of Charles' service record. He joined the Royal Field Artillery on 11 May 1903. At the time he was a carpenter. He spent some time as a gunner and after 13 years 2 days service, all spent 'at home', was discharged on 12 May 1916. His next of kin were his wife (who was with him) and his father Thomas and mother Ann who lived at 5 Lyf.... Ct, Woolwich. Charles and Elizabeth Bunyan married on 20 November 1903 a Woolwich Register Office.

      [If Charles spent his service career in England between 1903 and 1916 it's difficult to understand how his daughter Lottie came to be born in Canada.]

      The following web address shows that Charles joined the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force on 14 June 1916:
      http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc011/501018a.gif
      Names: Charles Minter; address: 1611 12th Ave E Vancouver, BC; Birthplace: Woolwich, England; Next of kin: Mrs Elizabeth Minter, (wife) 1611 12th Ave E Vancouver, BC; Date of birth: 22 July 1884; Occupation: carpenter; Previous military service: 13 yrs RGA & RFA; Age 31 yrs 11 months; Height: 5 ft 7 1/4 ins; Chest 38 1/2 ins, range of expansion 3 1/2 ins; Complexion: dark; Eyes: blue; Hair: L brown; Several tattoos & hernia scar.

      Charles died aged 84 in 1969. The record at FamilySearch shows his spouse as Cigne Amanda ADAMS so it looks as if Charles married again after Elizabeth died in 1955.
      Another record at FamilySearch shows that a Noreen Winifred Minter, born 24 December 1921 at Regina, Saskatchewan, died on 10 March 1971 - spouse Charles Edward Minter. So could Charles have married 3 times?
      Could Charles have married 4 times? There's a marriage record at Ancestry co.uk's British Columbia Marriage Index: 1872 to 1924: on 27 September 1924 at Vancouver, Charles Edward Minter and Ella Devitt.
    Person ID I29  Woolwich, London
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2011 

    Father Thomas Minter,   b. Abt 1845, Winstone, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Feb 1916, Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Ann TOGWELL,   b. 31 Aug 1845, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1932, Edmonton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1865  Parish Church, Woolwich Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Married by banns. Thomas Minter, of age, bachelor, driver Royal Artillery, of Artillery Barracks, father William Minter, farmer. Ann Togwell, minor, spinster of Artillery Place, father William Togwell, waterman. Thomas signed, Ann marked. Witnesses James Wakefield and Hannah Sparrow both signed.
      Thomas's army service record also notes his marriage details as taking place on 9 October 1865 at Woolwich, Kent. However, the witnesses' names are shown as Pte. William Minter and Pte William Togwell. The latter was probably Ann's brother, who would have been about 22 at the time of the marriage. Pte. William Minter's identity has yet to be established: it's unlikely to have been Thomas's father but if was Thomas's brother it may be a clue to Thomas's ancestry.
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth BUNYAN,   b. 29 May 1882, Edmonton, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1955, Vancouver, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1903  Register Office, Woolwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Charles John Edward Minter,   b. 30 Nov 1903, Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1981, Ganges, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Lottie Minter,   b. 15 Aug 1905, Vancouver, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981, Vancouver, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Elizabeth Louise Minter,   b. 3 Jul 1907, Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1979, Port Alberni, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Ada Minter,   b. 6 Oct 1917, Langley, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1982, Surrey, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1884 - Woolwich, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1969 - Vancouver, BC, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1884 Woolwich 1d/1190 (date from LDS Pedigree Resource File).

    2. [S16] London Metropolitan Archive at Ancestry.co.uk, Nov 2010.

    3. [S4] LDS Pedigree Resource File.

    4. [S17] FamilySearch. December 2010.

    5. [S7] Marriage certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1865 Greenwich 1d/1253.

    6. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q4 1903 Woolwich 1d/2116. Date from LDS Pedigree Resource File. Place from army service record, which confirms the date.