Thursday, December 3, 2015

Alfred G. Fitt

Port Coquitlam Honour Roll
Alfred G. Fitt  131st Battalion. He signed his attestation papers on the 18th of April 1916 at Vancouver, B.C.   791030      logger( hooktender)  b.18 May 1872 ( 11 May 1868 )    Georgetown, Ontario.    Home: Port Coquitlam
Alfred died on the 14th of February 1924 after staying four months at the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. At the age of 55;  of mouth cancer, he is buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver,   Home: 1928-34th Ave., East Vancouver, B.C.      Parents: James Fitt, and  Elizabeth Sykes  ( Shyles/Symes? )

Alfred’s father, James Fitt settled in 1854  at Esquesing, Ontario.
1861 census 
James Fitt (45 labourer logging),Elizabeth Fitt (24). Mary Fitt (18), James Fitt (16), George Fitt (14), Matilda Fitt (12)( married 1883 Winnipeg to Henry A. Manwearing), Emma Fitt (10), William Fitt (8),Elizabeth Fitt (6) born in Canada: Hariet Fitt (4), Jane Fitt(3), Maria Fitt (2)
1871 Census Esquesing, Halton, Ontario : James Fitts (55 farmer); Elizabeth (18); Jane(14); Joshua Fitt (10); John Fitt (8); Hannah  Fitt (6); Alfred Fitt (4).  

James Fitt (63) in 1879, married Sarah Kennedy (53) both were widowed.
1881 Census 
1891 census  James wife and children from her first marriage
James Fitt  died 20 May 1899 Birtle, Manitoba, age 84.
The 1901 census  finds Alfred Fitt working as a fisherman, and living in South Vancouver.
1911 census Coquitlam: Working in a logging camp 
Alfred Fitt
Gertrude Elizabeth Fitt
Henry Fitt
      b. March 1905, actually: Henry George Shelton (1905-1949)
Alfred Fitt      b.March 1907 actually: Alfred Shelton (1907-1971)

Gertrude Lillian Fitt  b. April 1909; married in 1926 to Arthur joseph Parker (she 18, he 21-parents: William, and Emily). [  Gertrude Lavina Fitt (1909-1983) Appears to have remarried in 1938 Peter Severin  Gundersen ( certificate is full of errors )

Dorothy May Fitt
    b.January 1911 Coquitlam;  married in 1926 Kristopher Skjigstad Johnson, she was 15, he 28
Henry Shelton married in 1906 Vancouver,  Gertrude Evans, he was 45, she 25

On the 26th of September 1912 at Westminster Junction, Alfred Fitt married Gertrude Elizabeth Shelton (widow) WIFE: Gertrude Elizabeth Evans Fitt. After Alfred died she remarried in 1924: John Thomas Faircloth (1877-1945).
131st Battalion, No.16 platoon  Year Book   

Top Row: Richard Henry Vicary, A.W.P. Nesbitt, Raymond William Combs, E. Williams, Wilfred Casey Currie, Richard Empey, Earle Marsh Martin, E. Fraser, John Dearman Dransfield, Arthur Coppen Wardle, W. Crowe, Hal Russell Bowers.
Second Row: T.H. Muir, William Murray Webster, John Henry Bears, Alfred Charles Duncan, Wallace Vivian Tapp, P.O. Lillie, George Aloyssius Currie, James Stephens Ferguson, Steven Jerry Ross, William Daniel Ronald, J.H. Pierce, Charles Edward Daveney.
Third Row: William Wretham, Frederick Tupper, A. Kemeski, George Latimer, T.W. Burks, Harrold Pickton, Alfred Fitt, George Thomas Reid, Stephen Angus Patten, T. Lichow.
Fourth Row: A. Anderson, J.H. Willot, Henry Edward Webb, Arthur Farthing, Hayward Vernon Wedrick, Thomas Jefferson Davier, J. Allison, J.G. Woods, Thomas Henry Laity, Walter Henry Hayward.
Front Row: Lance-Corporal Leonard William Parren, Corporal Peter Leslie Birrell, Company Sergeant Major Richard Arthur Henderson, Lieutenant J. Scott, Company Quartermaster Sergeant Leslie George Rayner, Sergeant Donald Eastman, Corporal Albert Charles Healey, Lance-Corporal Peter Boyd Todd, Bugler Robert Carl Paige.     

SERVICE RECORD: Medically unfit. pain, left shoulder. Epiphora  in left eye.   went to Jubilee hospital, Victoria, then Resthaven. discharged overage, physically unfit.  injured knee 20 years previous,Dacryocystitis   At Vernon Camp he got dirt in eye digging trench for water supply. His tear sac was removed at the Vernon hospital, then he spent one month in Vancouver.

1 comment:

  1. I have been doing research on my family since 1980. Specifically looking for my grandfathers brother, Kristofer Skjegstad (Johnson). We have found records that show he married Dorothy Fitt in Vancouver in 1926. I see you have a Dorothy Fitt in your record. Are you related to her? We are trying to find their children or grandchildren or any descendants of Kristofer. He also signed his name as Crist.
    We are traveling to Vancouver in August. We will be there only 2 days but I would love to be able to meet any of their relatives.
    I would appreciate a response of any kind.
    Thank you
    Charlene Shegstad (Skjegstad) Haglund