Victor C. Ives
|My grandfather Ada Esther H. W. Ives. It is from her letters to me (along with my father's documents) that I learned most of what I know about my Ives family history.||Hannah Webster nee Bramford, one of my great-grandmothers (my father's mother's mother), who was born in about 1833 and died on December 31, 1902.||Maria Bramford, Hannah's mother. She was born around 1808.|
|My grandfather Sam Turner (1867-1921) and my mother (his daughter), Jessie Lowry Turner.||Spokane, WA. My grandmother Grace Lowry and my mother Jessie in the late 1900s, before I was born.||With my mother and father and my future step-father in Stanley Park (Vancouver) on February 15, 1915.|
|My early childhood was spent in Calgary, Vancouver, and Kamloops. This photo was taken when we lived at 888 Burrard Street in Vancouver.||With my mother in 1914. I was two years old.||Here I am with my mother in Kamloops, in 1916. I was four years old.|
|Here I am in 1943 with my son John.||With my mother in 1917 when I was five years old.||Here I am as a young man in the 1930s.|
|February 1998. Holding my great-grandson Sebastian.||Here I am with my mother.||This shows how I appeared when I was very young.|
|My father, Earnest Edward Victor Ives, in 1903, just a couple years after arriving in Canada from England.||My father Earnest Edward Victor Ives was born in 1880 near Norwich (England). He came to Canada when he was about 21 years old. Within a year he found his way into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Calgary.||Here I am with my father in 1914.|
|My mother Jessie Lowry Turner as a young girl.||Here I am with my mother in 1917.||Jessie Lowry Turner Ives at age 14.|
|Here is my mother-in-law (Ruby Daisy Iffland Turner) with my step-father, Henry Koch.||Here I am with a bike.||I was fond of my dog when I was a boy.|
|Wedding Picture.||Playing in the sand when I was a young boy.||My mother holding me in a park when I was a baby.|
My father Earnest went by the name of Victor. From him my name comes. His
father (my Grandfather's grandfather) was also named Earnest (Earnest Ferdinand,
Earnest Ferdinand, the father
of Earnest Edward Victor, was the son of Captain Ferdinand (born 3/11/1807)
and Elzabeth Catherina Ives. Ernest Edward Victor's Grandfather Ferdinand was the son of the Reverend Jeremiah Ives (b. 1782 or 1777?) and Ann Thompson (Tompson).
This Jeremiah Ives (of Colton), my grandfather's grandfather, seems to
be related to the same family Ives of Norwich who were in
the wool business, and had among them some persons who served as mayors in Norwich. The heraldic
shield of the Ives family has been passed down to me and my daughter.
Jessie Lowery Turner was born on December 25 of 1892 in Spokane, WA, the daughter of Grace Sherman and Samuel (Simon) Lowery Turner. My mother Jessie had only one child with her first husband Ernest Edward Victor Ives, who died when Jessie was 23 and I was only four years old. Jessie remarried my father's best friend, Henry William Koch in 1919, and so I grew up with a step-father I called "Pop."
Jessie's mother was Grace Sherman (born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1866, died in Missoula, Montana in 1936). My grandmother Grace was the daughter of Nelson Sherman (born 1819 in Peru, New York) and Susanna Craddock (born 1835 in Brutus, NY). I remember my grandmother Grace very well, as I lived with her for several summers. Although Sam Turner and Grace were only married for about four years they had a second daughter (Jessie's sister) named Edna Grace Turner, who lived in Spokane Washington. This aunt Edna married Olav Martin Rufsvold (son of an immigrant from Norway), and they lived in Minnesota where I visited my counsins, and where some relatives still live.
Jessie's father, my grandfather Samuel Turner (1867-1921) was divorced from Grace in 1896. Sam Turner was from Ontario, Canada. His parents were William Turner (1830-1920) and Isabella Pritchard (1839-1910). Jessie's grandfather William Turner was the son of her great-grandfather William Turner who was born in Ireland back in 1801. The Irish Canadian Turners tended to have huge families (9 to 15 children), so I must have scores of second and third cousins all over Canada.