Maltby Family of the Yukon

 

 

(VI.) John2 Maltby, fourth son of Thomas1 Baker Maltby, Capt. ThomasA, JohnB Jr., JohnC, WilliamD; born in Newcastle, Northumberland Co., NB, on 8 Jan. 1825,[1] married Eliza Ann Meagher, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Mann) Meagher, of Carleton, Bonaventure Co., Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, on 18 Feb. 1851 in Dalhousie, Restigouche Co., NB, by Rev. Samuel Bacon of Chatham, NB.[2] She was born on 29 Oct. 1829 in Bonaventure Co., Quebec,[3] a granddaughter probably of John and Anastasie (Dugas) Meagher, of Carleton,[4] and of Edward Isaac and Ann (Shipman) Mann, of Restigouche, Bonaventure Co., Quebec.[5]

            The Meaghers were Irish, and had come over to Nova Scotia, before moving to Quebec. Eliza Ann Meagher’s mother, Mary Ann Mann, died in Carleton, Quebec, on 18 May 1846, when Eliza Ann was only 16, and Joseph Meagher remarried to Mary Ann Mowatt on 2 Feb. 1848 in Carleton. Joseph Meagher died in Carleton on 9 Aug. 1877, aged 78 years.[6] Anastasie Dugas was of Acadian origin, probably the daughter of Joseph and Anastasie (Bourg) Dugas born on 3 Jan. 1774 on Isle Miquelon, which remained part of France after the British had taken over Nova Scotia and expelled the early Acadian settlers.[7] She was probably a descendant of Abraham1 Dugas, an early settler of Acadia, but her descent from Abraham is still being researched.

            Eliza Ann Meagher’s grandfather, Edward Isaac Mann, was a son of Col. Isaac Mann, a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War, from Stillwater, Albany County, NY, who joined Gen. Burgoyne’s Army, was forced off his estate in New York during the Revolutionary War, and displaced to New Carlisle, Bonaventure Co., Québec.[8] Edward Isaac Mann settled on land in western Bonaventure County next to the Micmac Indian Reservation in what later became the town of Restigouche in 1787, and obtained clear title to it finally in 1826.[9] Living next to the reservation, the whole family learned to speak Micmac fluently, especially the daughters of Edward Isaac Mann, including Mary Ann.[10]

            John and Eliza Ann Maltby were not found in the 1851 Canadian Census in Newcastle or Chatham, NB, and may have been living in Bathurst, Gloucester Co., NB, at the time.[11] Before 1854 he was in partnership with Alexander Goodfellow and his son, David Goodfellow, in Newcastle, as “Goodfellows & Maltby,” but the business was dissolved in 1854.[12] In the 1861,[13] and 1871 Canadian Censuses they were living in Newcastle,[14] and in 1861 her sister, Esther Meagher, was living with them. In the 1881 Canadian Census they were still living in Newcastle, where he was a merchant.[15] In Hutchinson’s New Brunswick Directory for 1865-1866, John Maltby was listed as living on Water Street in Newcastle, a joiner,[16] and he was listed twice in Hutchinson’s New Brunswick Directory for 1867-1868, once on Water Street in Newcastle as a joiner, and once in Chatham as a mill clerk.[17] In McAlpine’s Maritime Provinces Directory for 1870-1871, John Maltby was listed as a merchant of groceries and liquor in Newcastle, NB.[18] He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Northumberland Co., NB, on 15 Mar. 1871.[19]

            John Maltby was a carpenter and builder by trade, and built the Temperance Hall in Newcastle, in ca. 1862. It was still standing, according to John Albert Fish, in 1918. At one time in his career, he owned and operated a sawmill at Red Bank, NB, driven by waterpower, but it was finally destroyed by fire. He lived for a short period after this in Chatham, NB, from 1867‑69, managing a sawmill there for the Senator Muirhead of Chatham. He returned to Newcastle in the fall of 1869, and engaged in his own trade.[20] He also served often on the vestry of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Newcastle, between 1870 and 1881. In 1870, 1879, 1880, and 1881 he was elected as St. Andrew’s Church Warden, and was the clerk of the vestry in 1871.[21]

            John Albert Fish wrote, of John Maltby: “He was a strong, tall and powerful man, over 6 feet tall, heavily built, energetic, and quick of action. In religion he was an Episcopalian, and a very good singer, and fond of music, playing the Clarinet well. He was well regarded among his friends, and always kept an hospitable home.”[22]

            Sometime after 1881 he moved his family from New Brunswick to Winnipeg, Manitoba, then on to Seattle, Washington, by 1890. They were living at 530 Sutter St., Seattle in the 1890 Seattle City Directory, where he was a carpenter.[23] John Maltby died on 17 Nov. 1899 in Seattle, WA, aged 75 years, and Eliza Ann (Meagher) Maltby died on 14 Sept. 1898 in Seattle, aged 68 years. They were both buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.[24]

            John and Eliza Ann Maltby had children:[25]

            A. Charles3 Joseph Maltby, born on 21 Nov. 1851 in Bathurst, Gloucester Co., NB, baptized 12 Dec. 1851 in Bathurst, never married. He was still living with his parents in Newcastle in the 1871 Canadian Census, and he was living in Spokane Falls, WA, in 1890.[26] He moved first to the Yukon Territory in June 1897,[27] then to Iditarod, Alaska, after 1904, then back to Seattle by 1918. In the 1901 Canadian Census he was living on Lower Bonanza Creek, where he was an accountant for the “G.M.P.”[28] He filed at least 3 placer mining applications in the Yukon from 1898-1806.[29] On Jan. 26, 1904 he applied for purchase of 56 acres of land on the Yukon River across from Dawson City, which was approved, but later cancelled for non-payment,[30] by which time he may have moved to Alaska. He supposedly died on 21 May 1907 in Fairbanks, Alaska,[31] but he was listed in the household of his brother Arthur Allen Maltby in Seattle, WA, in the 1920 federal census, a clerk.

            B. John3 Robert Maltby, born on 13 May 1853 in Bathurst, NB, baptized 7 June 1853 in Bathurst, married Annie Maria Hanson, daughter of Edgar and Helenora (Hanson) Hanson, on 17 Jan. 1882 in the Church of St. Mary, in Gibson Village, NB.[32] (Continued.)

            C. Mary3 Ann “Mimi” Meagher Maltby, born on 24 Mar. 1855 in Newcastle, Northumberland Co., NB, baptized 13 June 1855 in St. Andrew’s Church, Newcastle,[33] was an unmarried music teacher living with her parents in Seattle, WA, in 1890,[34] married Fred Page-Tustin, of Oxford, England, on 16 Dec. 1902 in St. Clement’s Church, Seattle, WA, but they had no children. He was born in 1852 in England, and died on 31 Dec. 1908 in Seattle. She was living in the household of her brother Arthur Allen Maltby in Seattle, WA, in the 1920 federal census, and she died on 1 May 1924 in Seattle. They both were buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.[35] She supplied much of the information to John Albert Fish regarding this branch of the Maltby Family for his family history written in 1918.[36]

            D. Edward Hiram Maltby, born on 30 June 1857 in Newcastle, baptized on 23 Sept. 1857 in St. Andrew’s Church,[37] died on 14 Aug. 1858 in Newcastle, NB.

            E. William Allen Maltby, born on 13 Aug. 1859 in Newcastle,[38] died on 5 Nov. 1863 in Newcastle.

            F. Ernest Alexander Maltby, born on 24 Nov. 1861 in Newcastle, died on 1 Nov. 1862 in Newcastle.

            G. Arthur3 Allen Maltby, born on 25 July 1864 in Newcastle, baptized 20 Aug. 1864 in Newcastle. He moved to Seattle, WA, with his parents, but never married. He was a clerk living with his parents in Seattle, WA, in 1890,[39] and he was living in Seattle in the 1920,[40] and the 1930 Federal Censuses, where he owned a grocery store.[41] He died on 16 May 1945 in Seattle, aged 80 years, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.[42] In a letter written to Jack A. Maltby during World War II, about 1944, he described himself as the “oldest living Maltby.”[43]

            H. Ada3 Eliza Maltby, born on 6 July 1866 in Newcastle, baptized 24 Aug. 1866,[44] never married. She moved to Seattle with her parents, in ca. 1891, then to Dawson City, Yukon, in 1919, to help look after the children of her nephew, John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby, son of her brother, John Robert Maltby, after his wife had died in an automobile accident.[45] She moved back to Seattle in 1890, and was living with her brother Arthur Allen Maltby in Seattle in the 1920 federal census. She died in Seattle, WA, on 11 Jan. 1927, and was also buried in Lake View Cemetery.[46]

            I. Francis3 “Frank” Ernest Maltby, born on 29 Nov. 1869 in Chatham, NB, baptized 12 Jan. 1870 in St. Mary’s Chapel, Chatham,[47] became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1888, was living with his parents in Seattle in 1890, where he was a carpenter, and married Elsie Jane Bruns, daughter of Louis D. Bruns, on 16 July 1900 in St. Clement’s Church, Seattle, WA. She was born ca. 1879 in MO.[48] Her father was a clerk living in Seattle in the 1888, 1889, and 1890 directories.[49] Frank E. Maltby had moved to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, in 1897, and in the 1901 Canadian Census he was enumerated twice, first as living with his brother, Alfred, in Dawson City, as a clerk working for Russell H. Palmer and Arthur B. Palmer,[50] and secondly with his wife Elsie J. Maltby, living in Dawson City, again as a clerk, where she was listed as speaking German, as well as English.[51] She was also enumerated a second time, evidently earlier in the year, as a passenger in a list of names from “Steamers and Bridges in Yukon Territory,” as only Mrs. F. E. Maltby.[52] He filed at least 4 Placermining applications between 1797 and 1907, while in the Yukon.[53] In 1897 he was a member of the Yukon Order of Pioneers Lodge.[54] In the 1903 Polk’s Gazetteer he was a clerk employed by Simon Weissberg.[55] In 1917 he was the owner of the Regina Hotel in Dawson City,[56] until sometime in early 1919, when they moved back to Washington, and settled on a large estate on Mercer Island, near Seattle. In the 1920 Federal Census Frank and Elsie were living in Seattle with his brother Arthur Allen Maltby, where he was a salesman, and in the 1930 Federal Census they were living in Piedmont, Clallam Co., WA, where he was the manager of a hotel.[57] They had no children. He died on 12 Feb. 1946 in Seattle, aged 76 years,[58] and she lived to be quite old, dying at her estate on Mercer Island on 12 Feb. 1969,[59] but they were not buried in Lake View Cemetery.

            J. Alfred3 Edward Maltby, born on 30 Apr. 1874 in Newcastle, NB, baptized 10 May 1874 in St. Andrew’s Church,[60] moved with his parents to Seattle, WA, in ca. 1891, and was admitted to the bar in Washington in 1894. In ca. 1899 he moved from Seattle to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, then to Iditarod, Alaska, in 1903. He married Edna Maltby Rickaby, daughter of Elizabeth Karsey Maltby, of Victoria, British Columbia on 21 Sept. 1913 in Iditarod. She was born ca. 1882 in Canada.[61] It is not certain the name of her father.

            In the 1901 Canadian Census Alfred E. Maltby was living in Dawson City with his brother, Frank, unmarried, and working as a clerk for Russell H. Palmer and Arthur B. Palmer.[62] In the 1903 Polk’s Gazetteer he was a bookkeeper in the employment of D.W. Field.[63] He filed at least one Placermining application from 1902-3 while in Dawson, and was probably the “E. Maltby” who filed 4 other Placermining applications from 1900-1907.[64] In his brother John R. Maltby’s obituary he was called “Edward Maltby.” He was later a Judge in Iditarod District, Alaska, and an assistant U.S. Attorney in Ketchikan, Alaska. They had moved back to Seattle by 1919, and they were living in Seattle, WA, in the 1920 federal census, where he was a lawyer.[65] He died in Ketchikan, AK, on 21 Dec. 1922, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.[66] Edna Maltby died sometime after him, but was not found buried in Lake View Cemetery, nor was she found in Washington in the 1930 Federal Census.

            From his obituary in the Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle, Dec. 21, 1922: “Alfred Maltby was born on April 30, 1874 in Newcastle, New Brunswick. He had siblings Charles, Allen, Frank, Ada, and Mrs. Tustin. In his youth he removed with his parents to Seattle where they were pioneers of that city, and where he received his education. He early decided upon the profession of law as his lifework and was admitted to the Washington bar.”

            “In 1895 he removed from Seattle to Juneau where he remained but a short time, going from there to Dawson, where he became associated with the river transportation business. For a time he was deputy clerk of court in Fairbanks. In 1910 he was admitted to the Alaska bar and removed to Iditarod, becoming the first United States Commissioner for that precinct, when he took up the practice of his profession.”

            “In 1913 while practicing in Iditarod, Miss Edna M. Rickaby, of Victoria, B.C., his boyhood sweetheart, came to Iditarod and was married to Mr. Maltby. This marriage produced sons, Benny and David.”

            “Mr. Maltby was a candidate for territorial representative from the Fourth Division in 1914 and as all returns, save those from a few of the remote districts indicated his election, he, with Mrs. Maltby, mushed over the trail in the winter of 1915-16 to Seward and Juneau, only to learn on arrival that these few remote precincts had returned sufficient votes for Snow of Ruby to be elected by a few votes.”

            “During the 1915 session of the legislature at Juneau, Mr. Maltby was Chief Clerk of the Senate after which he practiced law in Juneau, later removing to Seattle where he remained until 1919 coming to Ketchikan. Mr. Maltby died in Ketchikan, December 21, 1922.”[67]

            Alfred and Edna Maltby had 3 sons:[68]

            1. John Alfred Maltby, born in June 1914, died on 28 Aug. 1914 in Iditarod, Alaska, aged 11 weeks.[69]

            2. Edward4 Benjamin Maltby, born on 19 July 1915 in Juneau, Alaska, no further record. He died in Canada in Feb. 1988, as reported to the American Consulate in Canada.[70]

            3. David4 Renaldson Maltby, born on 5 Nov. 1918 in Seattle, WA, married Rita (Sittard) Lee, a widow, and daughter of William and Mae Sittard, on 10 Oct. 1942.[71] She was born on 2 Mar. 1915 in Holyoke, MA.[72] He was a career Naval Officer, and he died on 5 Feb. 1996 in Norfolk, VA.[73] She died on 23 Jan. 2001 in Norfolk, VA.[74] She had one son, by her previous marriage, who was adopted by David R. Maltby, and they had 2 more sons together.[75]

 

 

(VII.) John3 Robert Maltby, second son of John2 Maltby, Thomas1 Baker, Capt. ThomasA, JohnB Jr., JohnC, WilliamD; born on 13 May 1853 in Bathurst, Gloucester Co., NB,[76] married Annie Maria Hanson, daughter of Edgar and Helenora/ Elennora (Hanson) Hanson, of Gibson Village, St. Mary’s Parish, York Co., New Brunswick, on 17 Jan. 1882 in the Church of St. Mary, in Gibson Village, NB, by the Rev. Finlow Alexander, assisted by Rev. William Jeffery.[77] She was born ca. 1855 in York Co., NB,[78] a granddaughter of Benjamin Milliken and Nancy (Hanson) Hanson, of St. Marys, NB,[79] and of Dominicus Milliken and Nancy (Rogers) (Fales) Hanson, of North Esk Parish, Northumberland Co., NB,[80] and a great-granddaughter of William and Dorcas (Milliken) Hanson, of St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., NB,[81] and of Anthony and Lydia (Ledden) Rogers, Jr., of North Esk Parish, NB.[82]

            Edgar Hanson lived in St. Mary’s Parish, York Co., NB, where he was a schoolteacher, and later some kind of unspecified government official.[83] Edgar Hanson and his wife, Helenora Hanson were first cousins, and Edgar Hanson’s parents were also both first cousins. Edgar Hanson died testate on 2 Aug. 1916 in Fredericton, York Co., NB, and Helenora Hanson died intestate on 22 July 1917 in Fredericton, NB,[84] and they were both buried in Fredericton Rural Cemetery.[85] Annie Maria Hanson was living in Newcastle, NB, in the 1881 Canadian Census, living in a hotel, where she was a schoolmistress.[86]

            John Robert Maltby was an Attorney in Newcastle in the early 1880s,[87] and was also active in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, where he was elected to the vestry in 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, and 1881.[88] They moved to Brandon, Manitoba, before June 1883, where their sons were born, then he journeyed up to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, by way of Juneau, Alaska, in 1898, during the Klondike gold rush. His wife and sons followed in 1900. They were living in Dawson City in the 1901 Canadian Census, where they were enumerated twice, and it was noted he had been in the Yukon Territory for 3 years, and also that he spoke both English and French.[89] He was an accountant and bookkeeper in the milling and lumber department of the Ladue Company, but failing health necessitated an early retirement in 1903. He died on 7 Nov. 1903 at his home on Dugas St., Dawson City, aged 50 years, of “general tuberculosis of the brain” or “middle ear disease.”[90] The funeral for John Robert Maltby was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dawson City, and he was supposedly buried in St. Paul's Churchyard,[91] but his grave was not found in 1997.[92]

            The obituary of John R. Maltby, in the Dawson Daily News, stated “John Maltby Passes Away. Death comes after year of failing health—leaves wife and two sons.”

      “After suffering nearly a year with failing health, John R. Maltby died Saturday night at his home on Dugas street, of general tuberculosis of the brain. The malady only hastened his end as he was sinking from the inroads of consumption and could not have lived much longer.”

      “Mr. Maltby came to Dawson in 1898 and became well known in this city. Before coming here he resided at Juneau. The deceased was a native of New Brunswick, where he was born fifty years ago, but spent the greater part of his life in the West. Until his health began to fail he was employed in the lumber and milling department of the Ladue company. Mr. Maltby was among the pioneer members of the Arctic Brotherhood and was an active worker in the camp.”

      “Two years after his arrival here he was joined by his wife and two sons, Mont and Chard, who are in the employ of the Northern Commercial company. He also leaves two brothers, Frank and Edward Maltby, who reside in Dawson.”[93]

            The Arctic Brotherhood held an impressive ceremony at his funeral. His brother, Alfred Edward Maltby, was living with the family at the time of his death. Annie Maria (Hanson) Maltby spent several winters in La Jolla, California, after his death, at the Hotel Coronado.[94] She died in the hospital in Skagway, Alaska, of heart disease on 18 June 1910, and was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Skagway,[95] but her grave was not found in 1997. The State of Alaska has no record of her death.

            John Robert Maltby and Annie Maria Hanson had two sons:[96]

            A. John4 Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby, born on 24 June 1883 in Brandon, Manitoba, was living with his parents in Dawson City, YT, in the 1901 Canadian Census, where he was a customs broker, married 1.) Harriet Adora Cornell on 18 Oct. 1912 in Dawson City, and 2.) Dorothy May (Thompson) Foster on 2 Dec. 1920 in Seattle, and 3.) Nina L. Loveless in ca. 1948. (Continued.)

            B. Charters4 “Chart” Symonds Maltby, born on 6 Aug. 1886 in Brandon, Manitoba. He lived for a while in Dawson City, where he had the lucrative laundry concession for the hospitals and brothels, then he ran the Regina Hotel for a short time, after his uncle, Frank Ernest Maltby, had moved back to Seattle.[97]

            Chart married Mabel Felicia Percy, of Hoquin, WA, on 6 Aug. 1917.[98] She was born on 27 Aug. 1891 in WA, and he then moved the family to San Francisco, California, settling eventually in Burlingame, CA.[99] At the time of the probate of his grandmother Helenora Hanson’s estate, in 1917, he was residing at the Humbolt Bank Building in San Francisco.[100] In the 1920 federal census they were living in Burlingame, San Mateo Co., CA,[101] and they were living in Burlingame, San Mateo Co., CA, in the 1930 federal census.[102] He had a very successful business, engaged in the mining of magnesite near Livermore, CA, and they eventually had a big stately home on El Camino Real in Burlingame. He was an extremely handsome, distinguished looking man, with a big smile, mustache, and wore a carnation in his lapel. He died shortly after his 44th birthday, on 12 Nov. 1930 in Burlingame, CA.[103] Mabel (Percy) Maltby moved to Santa Monica, CA, after his death, and she died on 23 Aug. 1971 in Santa Monica, aged almost 80.[104] They had two daughters:[105]

                        1. Margaret5 “Peggy” Frances Maltby, born on 3 July 1921 in San Francisco, CA, married Andrew Peter Litchi on 21 Aug. 1942, but they had no children. She died on 7 June 1971 in Beverly Hills, CA.[106] He was living in Beverly Hills, CA, in the 1980s.[107]

                        2. Barbara5 Ann Maltby, born on 20 Nov. 1924 in San Francisco, married 1.) Clarence Crawford Pritchard on 29 Jan. 1960, but they had no children, and were divorced in May 1964.[108] She remarried to 2.) Donald Ross Collins on 28 Feb. 1976 in Los Angeles,[109] and they lived in Los Angeles, CA. He was born on 24 July 1914, possibly in Minnesota, and died in Apr. 1984 in Los Angeles.[110] She was an avid bridge player,[111] and she died on 4 Mar. 1999 in Los Angeles, CA.[112]

 

 

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John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby
(VIII.) John4 Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby, eldest son of John3 Robert Maltby, John2, Thomas1 Baker, Capt. ThomasA, JohnB Jr., JohnC, WilliamD; born on 24 June 1883 in Brandon, Manitoba, followed his father up to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, in 1900, and married 1.) Harriet Adora Cornell, daughter of Nelson James and Elizabeth Alice (Paxton) Cornell, of Lewiston, Niagara Co., NY, on 18 Oct. 1912 in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.[113] She was born on 31 Jan. 1880 in Lewiston, NY,[114] a granddaughter of Benjamin and Rosanna (Kelly) Cornell, of Lewiston,[115] and of Andrew and Harriet (Hodgins) Paxton, of McGillivray, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada.[116] In the 1901 Canadian Census Harriett A. Cornell was living in Victoria, British Columbia, with her aunt and uncle, Edward and Margaret Dickinson.[117] She had already been in Dawson City for some time before the marriage,[118] but the year of her arrival and the circumstances surrounding her being in the Yukon are unknown. I found no record of her entering the Yukon through the Northwest Mounted Police checkpoint search. Before his marriage, John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby was employed in various accounting positions in Dawson City, and happened to be in San Francisco on business when the 1906 earthquake struck.[119]

            John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby, who was called variously “Monty,” “Montrose” or “Alfred” Maltby, signed his name “J.A.M.H. Maltby,” and was employed by the Canadian Government in Dawson City, at which time Dawson City was the capital of the Yukon Territory. He was first appointed as a clerk and accountant in the Office of Territorial Treasurer for the Yukon Territory on 1 June 1912,[120] by George Black, of the Conservative Party, who was later to go on to become a member of the Canadian Parliament. On 13 Aug. 1913 his position was expanded to include administering oaths, and taking and receiving affidavits, declarations and affirmations.[121] He was appointed as Assistant Territorial Treasurer by George Black on 5 Dec. 1914, and 2 days later as Acting Territorial Treasurer and Acting Territorial Secretary, with the added responsibility of issuing marriage licenses.[122] On 16 Sept. 1916 George Black appointed him Territorial Treasurer.[123] As the Yukon Territory shrank in population during the period, the number of government positions also shrank, and consequently he was required to take on more responsibilities as time went on. On 1 Feb. 1919 Gold Commissioner George McKenzie expanded his duties to include Yukon Territorial Game Guardian,[124] which was further expanded on 10 May 1920 to include the issuance of Game Dealer’s Licenses, Game Hunter’s Licenses, Fur Trader’s Licenses, and Guides and Camp Helper’s Licenses.[125] Sometime before 1926 his duties were further expanded to include Dawson City Treasurer, King’s Printer, and Registrar of Joint Stock Companies. He resigned in 1926, in order to move his family south to California.

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Harriett Adora Cornell
            Harriet Adora (Cornell) Maltby died in an automobile accident on 25 May 1919 near Dawson City. The car she and the family were riding in plunged over a cliff and landed upside‑down in Hunker Creek. Gold Commissioner George P. McKenzie was driving the car, and the road had been made slippery from the rain. While the others were thrown from the car, sustaining only mild injuries, with the exception of her young son, Chart Maltby, who suffered a skull fracture, she became trapped beneath it in the river, and despite valiant efforts to move the car from her, she consequently drowned.[126] The funeral was at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and she was buried in Hillside Cemetery, above Dawson City.[127] Aunt Ada Maltby came up from Seattle, and helped him care for the small children until his remarriage, and Mrs. Franklin Osborne, a nurse and close friend of the family, helped care for the family, especially Chart Maltby, who had been severely injured in the accident.[128]

            The Dawson Daily News ran a large front-page article about the accident on May 26, 1919, headlined: “Fatal Accident Occurs on Hunker Creek—Mrs. Monty Maltby is Dead, and Little Son Hurt Seriously—Others Narrowly Escape—Gold Commissioner Slightly Injured—Car Went Over Bank.” The article is 4 columns long, too lengthy to include here, but an excerpt from the article demonstrated her nature and the tragedy of the loss: “Her many sterling qualities and her devotion to her family had won for her the love and admiration of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was untiring in her service to her home and her wonderful capabilities as a mother, her devotion to her husband, and her sunny disposition were a matter of constant pleasure to those who knew her and her life. That she was called in the hour when her young and noble womanhood was of such service in the raising of her beautiful children, and when life yet had many years of promise for her, makes the loss all the more to be felt.[129]

            John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby remarried to 2.) Dorothy May (Thompson) Foster, of Seattle, WA, on 2 Dec. 1920 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. P. G. Albin, in Seattle.[130] He was granted a leave of absence from his duties as Secretary-Treasurer, beginning Oct. 27, 1920, and had supposedly gone to Seattle to see a dentist.[131] There he met Dorothy, married her, and brought her back to Dawson City on 27 Mar. 1921. His official filing with the Yukon Territory regarding his leave of absence included a stop in Whitehorse, YT, where he examined the books there in the Assayer’s office, the big game licenses, the mining licenses, and the fur export licenses.[132] The children of Harriet and “Monty” Maltby did not remember their stepmother fondly. She was bossy, overbearing, and relatively unloving in comparison with their mother. Rarely was she smiling in the family pictures taken with the children, in contrast to Harriet, who always seemed to be enjoying the children. Dorothy was born on 4 Mar. 1885 in Kansas,[133] and had been previously married.[134] She may have been the Dot Thompson, who was born in Mar. 1885 in Kansas, living with her aunt and uncle, Ed and Malissa Edmunds, in Sherman, Blencoe, Monona Co., IA, in the 1900 federal census.[135]

            On 12 Apr. 1926 John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby resigned his many positions with the Yukon government, effective 30 June 1926,[136] and moved the family to Santa Monica, California. At his resignation he had expected a retirement allowance from the Yukon Government, which was probably never approved, based on his poor financial condition after arriving in California, and employment opportunities in California never suited his tastes.[137] In the 1930 Federal Census they were living in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA, where he was a salesman.[138]

            Dorothy May (Thompson) (Foster) Maltby died on 4 Aug. 1947 in Los Angeles, of cancer,[139] and J.A.M.H. Maltby remarried again, to 3.) Nina L. Loveless in ca. 1948.[140] She was born on 22 June 1896 in Wisconsin.[141] John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby died on 27 Feb. 1954 in Los Angeles, CA, of a cerebral hemorrhage, while at home in Los Angeles, asleep in a chair. He was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles.[142] Nina (Loveless) Maltby died on 1 May 1970, aged 73 years.[143]

            John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby had four children, all by Harriet Adora Cornell:[144]

            A. Adora5 Elsie Maltby, born on 10 Sept. 1912 in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, married Thomas Elwood Stanton 4th, son of Thomas Elwood and Leora Melrose (Kimball) Stanton 3rd, on 10 May 1947 in St. Dominic’s Chapel, San Francisco, CA. He was born on 7 Jan. 1912 in Glendale, CA, and they settled in Belvedere, Marin Co., CA, near San Francisco, where he was an attorney.[145] They built a uniquely picturesque home on the hill in Belvedere overlooking the San Francisco Bay in the shape of two triangles connected by an elevated windowed walkway, which was featured in a national magazine.[146] He died on 5 Mar. 2003 in Belvedere,[147] after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease,[148] and she died on 13 Feb. 2005 in Belvedere.[149] They had 3 children.

            B. Elizabeth5 “Betty Rose” Montrose Maltby, born on 8 Nov. 1914 in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, married John Andrew Scott Sheridan, son of Patrick James and Katharine (Scott) Sheridan, on 13 Dec. 1941 in San Francisco. He was born on 23 Aug. 1909 in Chicago, IL, and they settled in Arcadia, CA, near Los Angeles, where she was a teacher.[150] He died on 6 Apr. 1989 in Los Angeles,[151] and she died on 21 Feb. 1992 in Sonoma, CA, of cancer.[152] They had 5 children.

            C. John5 “Jack” Allen Maltby, a twin, born on 30 Nov. 1915 in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, married 1.) Virginia Nevelle Wallace, daughter of William Alexander and Virginia Mabel (Laird) Wallace, on 9 Mar. 1946 at Trinity Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA, by Rev. Leighton Nuggent.[153] She was born on 4 Oct. 1917 in Oakland, CA,[154] a granddaughter of William Jasper and Sarah Eunice (Washburn) Wallace, and of Eleazer Givens and Mary Jane (McDowell) Laird, all of Catheys Valley, Mariposa Co., CA.[155] They settled in San Carlos, San Mateo Co., CA, in 1950. He found work in San Francisco at Gray Electric Supply Company, a wholesale electrical distributor, with his brother Chart Maltby, and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, stationed in Persia. In 1955 Jack and Chart Maltby left Gray Electric and started up Maltby Electric Supply Company in San Francisco.[156] Virginia died on 6 Sept. 1974 in Redwood City, CA, of cancer, aged 56 years,[157] and Jack remarried to 2.) Hazel Norma (Johnstone) Farrow, daughter of Richard Harry and Effie Isabel (Hardin) Johnstone, of San Francisco, and former wife of Charles B. Farrow, of San Francisco, on 11 Nov. 1974 at Grace Cathedral Chapel, San Francisco, by the Rev. Fordyce Eastburn.[158] She was born on 26 Dec. 1917 in San Francisco,[159] a close friend of Virginia’s, and her former husband was an electrical contractor and business associate of Jack’s in San Francisco. They moved to Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co., CA. She died on 17 Sept. 2004 in Los Gatos, and he died on 19 Apr. 2005 in Los Gatos.[160] Jack Maltby had 2 children by Virginia N. Wallace, and Hazel N. Johnstone had 2 daughters by Charles B. Farrow.

            D. Charters5 “Chart” Frank Maltby, a twin, born on 30 Nov. 1915 in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, married Ivy Mildred Finley, daughter of Gordon Thomas and Ruth Rose (Cox) Finley, on 3 Apr. 1948 at Trinity Episcopal Church, San Francisco, by Rev. Leighton Nuggent. They also settled in San Carlos, San Mateo Co., CA, in 1950. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.[161] He also worked at Gray Electric Supply Company, and founded Maltby Electric Supply Company with his twin brother, Jack Maltby, in 1955.[162] They moved to Sonoma, CA, in ca. 1976, and he died of a stroke while on vacation in Greece on 27 June 1978, aged 62 years.[163] She remarried to Henrí Cardinaux, as his second wife, on 26 May 1990 in Sonoma. He was born in France, and died in Nov. 1995 in Sonoma.[164] She is still living in Sonoma, CA. Chart Maltby had 2 children.

 

 

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    [1] Letter of John Albert Fish to John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby in 1918, in possession of John A. Maltby, [hereinafter J.A. Fish Letter].

    [2] Marriage Records of St. Paul’s Anglican Church transcribed by the NBGS in the Genealogical Research Room at St. Michael’s Basilica in Chatham, Miramichi City, NB, married by license by Rev. Sam Bacon of Chatham in Dalhousie; marriage date also from J.A. Fish Letter, which has her parents’ names as Joseph and Mary Ann Meagher. She is listed as “Eliza Miagher of Maria, Boni Venture County” in the marriage record. Her mother’s maiden name from the Carleton Catholic Parish Registers, translated from the French by Irene Doyle in 1998.

    [3] Her birth date from J.A. Fish Letter. Her birth was recorded in the New Carlisle and Paspebiac Anglican Church Records, Bonaventure Co., PQ, as 24 Oct. 1829, which may have been a handwriting transcription error.

    [4] Joseph Meagher appears to have been a son of John and Anastasie (Dugas) Meagher, of Carleton. In the 1861 Canadian Census of Carleton Township, Bonaventure Co., Quebec, FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0517362, p. 4, lines #40-50, in the household of Joseph Meagher is living Anastase Meagher, widow, aged 86, born in France.

    [5] From the marriage of Joseph Meagher and Mary Ann Mann, New Carlisle and Paspebiac Anglican Church, Bonaventure Co., PQ.

    [6] Abstracted from “Les Registres de la Gaspesie,” Catholic Church register of Carleton, Bonaventure Co., Quebec, by Irene Doyle, of Moncton, NB.

    [7] Per the research of Ken Dugas into the Dugas Family of the Gaspe, from his letter dated 3 Nov. 2000.

    [8] Coldham, Peter Wilson, American Loyalist Claims, Volume 1, National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1980, pp.326-329.

    [9] “History of Pointe a la Croix/Cross Point, Prov. Quebec” by Irene Doyle, http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/colector/crosspte.htm.

    [10] Per Winston Dobson, of St. Catharines, Ontario, from Archdeacon G.J. Mountain’s records from his journey through the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, after having spent some time at the house of Edward Isaac Mann, in 1824.

    [11] The 1851 Canadian Census for Bathurst, Gloucester Co., NB, has apparently been lost.

    [12] Hamilton, Miramichi Dictionary, p. 147, under Alexander Goodfellow’s biographical sketch.

    [13] 1861 Canadian Census, Parish of New Castle, Northumberland Co., N.B., FHL microfilm #0477554, p. 31, family #160, lines #1059-1068, the household of John Maltby included:

                Maltby, John, male, 31, native, Episcopalian, head of house, carpenter

                Maltby, Eliza Ann, female, 30, born in Canada, Episcopalian, wife

                Maltby, Charles J., male, 9, native, Episcopalian, son, scholar in school

                Maltby, John R., male, 7, native, Episcopalian, son, scholar in school

                Maltby, Mary Ann, female, 6, native, Episcopalian, daughter

                Maltby, William A., male, 2, native, Episcopalian, son

                Meagher, Ester, female, 18, born in Canada, Episcopalian, lodger

                Ranalds, Mary, female, 21, Irish, Roman Catholic, domestic servant

                O’Connell, Michael, male, 22, Irish, Roman Catholic, servant, carpenter

                Kelly, Dinnes, male, 18, native, Roman Catholic, servant, carpenter

    [14] 1871 Canadian Census, District #184, Sub-District B, Division No. 3, Newcastle, Northumberland Co., N.B., FHL microfilm #0493581, p. 61, Dwelling #212, Family #213, the household of John Maltby included:

                Maltby, John, male, 44, born in N.B., Church of England, English, merchant, married

                Maltby, Eliza A., female, 41, born in Quebec, Church of England, Irish, married

                Maltby, Charles, male, 19, born in N.B., Church of England, English, clerk

                Maltby, John, male, 17, born in N.B., Church of England, English, clerk

                Maltby, Mary A.M., female, 16, born in N.B., Church of England, English, student

                Maltby, Allan, male, 7, born in N.B., Church of England, English, student

                Maltby, Ada, female, 4, born in N.B., Church of England, English

                Maltby, Francis, male, 1, born in N.B., Church of England, English

                Kato, Nelson K., female, 23, born in N.B., Roman Catholic, Irish, servant

    [15] 1881 Canadian Census, District 35, Sub-District B, Division No. 3, Parish of Newcastle, Northumberland Co., N.B., p. 1, Dwelling #2, Family #2:

                Maltby, John, male, 56, born N.B., Church of England, English, merchant, married

                Maltby, Eliza A., female, 52, born Quebec, Church of England, Irish, married

                Maltby, Chas. J., male, 29, born N.B., Church of England, English, clerk

                Maltby, Jno. R., male, 27, born N.B., Church of England, English, lawyer

                Maltby, Mary A. M., female, 25, born N.B., Church of England, English

                Maltby, Allan A., male, 16, born N.B., Church of England, English, attending school

                Maltby, Ada E., female, 14, born N.B., Church of England, English, attending school

                Maltby, Frank E., male, 12, born N.B., Church of England, English, attending school

                Maltby, Alfred E., male, 6, born N.B., Church of England, English, attending school

    [16] Hutchinson, Thomas, Hutchinson’s New Brunswick Directory for 1865-1866, from PANB on-line archives.

    [17] Hutchinson, Thomas, Hutchinson’s New Brunswick Directory for 1867-1868, from PANB on-line archives.

    [18] McAlpine, David, Maritime Provinces Directory for 1870-71, New Brunswick, Northumberland County, Newcastle, p. 977.

    [19] Justices of the Peace Appointment Register, microfilm #F8504, p. 376.

    [20] J.A. Fish Letter.

    [21] Vestry Minutes of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Newcastle.

    [22] J.A. Fish Letter.

    [23] Seattle City Directory, Seattle Directory Co., Seattle, WA, 1890. Residing in the house at 530 Sutter street were John Maltby, carpenter, Frank Maltby, carpenter, Allen Maltby, clerk, and Minnie Maltby, music teacher.

    [24] J.A. Fish Letter, gravestones from Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.

    [25] Birth dates and birthplaces, and deaths of the younger children from J.A. Fish Letter.

    [26] 1890 Spokane, Washington, Directory, Spokane, WA, 1890, no occupation listed, living at 615 S. Post.

    [27] C. J. Maltby passed through the Northwest Mounted Police Checkpoint in June 1897.

    [28] 1901 Canadian Census, Bonanza Creek #65, Yukon Territory, below district, p. 5, Dwelling #58, FHL microfilm #1843638:

                Malby, C. J., male, head of household, single, 45, born N.B., Canada, date of arrival in Canada: June 1897, 4 years in Yukon, nationality: British, occupation: G.M.P., accountant, value of personal property: 5000, racial: English, Religion: Emp?, reads, writes and speaks English, no French

    [29] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, Placermining Applications, Vol. 2, #02:2735, #16:66155, #17:735231.

    [30] Yukon Land Records from Yukon Archives, Land Record #9803, which was approved 1 Feb. 1904, and cancelled 13 Sept. 1905.

    [31] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, List of people dying or leaving Klondike.

    [32] Marriage information from J.A. Fish Letter. Her mother’s maiden name from the marriage record of Edgar Hanson to Eleanora Hanson in York Co., NB. Her mother’s name spelled variously as Eleanora, Ellenora, Helenora, Helen N., etc.

    [33] Register of Baptisms, St. Andrew’s Church. John Maltby’s occupation was a carpenter.

    [34] Seattle City Directory, Seattle Directory Co., Seattle, WA, 1890.

    [35] From their gravestones, Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.

    [36] Per John A. Fish, in his J.A. Fish Letter.

    [37] Register of Baptisms, St. Andrew’s Church.

    [38] There were no baptisms recorded in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Newcastle, between 26 Sept. 1758 and 1 Mar. 1871.

    [39] Seattle City Directory, Seattle Directory Co., Seattle, WA, 1890.

    [40] 1920 Federal Census, Seattle, King Co., WA, Supervisor’s District 1, Enumeration District 286, Sheet 3A, residing at 435 26th Ave., dwelling #55, family #58, lines #15-21, difficult to read:

                A. Allen Maltby, head, owner, male, white, 52, single, emigrated to the U.S. in 1887, naturalized in 1891, can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English, speaks English, grocery [?], own store.

                Charles J. Maltby, brother, male, white, 65, single, emigrated to the U.S. in 1886, naturalized [?], can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English, speaks English, clerk in a grocery store, worker.

                Frank E. Maltby, brother, male, white, 48, married, emigrated to the U.S. in 1887, naturalized [?], can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English, speaks English, salesman, [can’t read].

                Elsie Maltby, sister in law, female, white, 41, married, can read and write, born in Missouri, father born in United States, mother born in Missouri, speaks English, no occupation.

                Ada E. Maltby, sister, female, white, 49, single, emigrated to the U.S. in 1890, alien [?], can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English, speaks English, no occupation.

                Mary A. M. Page-Tustin, sister, female, white, 62, widow, emigrated to the U.S. in 1890, alien [?], can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English, speaks English, no occupation.

                Handy [?], Albert N., roomer, male, white, 25, single, can read and write, born Illinois, father born Indiana, mother born Illinois, speaks English, R. R. timekeeper, [can’t read], worker.

    [41] 1930 Federal Census, Seattle, King Co., WA, Enumeration District 17-125, Supervisors District 2, Sheet 2A, p. 236, line #18:

                Allen A. Maltby, head, renting, $50.00, male, white, 65, single, can read and write, born in Canada English, father born in Canada English, mother born in Canada English, speaks English, naturalized, grocer, owns business, not a veteran.

    [42] From his gravestone, Lake View Cemetery, Seattle; Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, certificate #2213.

    [43] Per Jack A. Maltby. The letter, which was received by him while stationed in Persia during the war, has now been lost.

    [44] Per John Albert Fish Letter. Her baptism was not found in the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Registers. Possibly she was baptized in Chatham?

    [45] Per Adora (Maltby) Stanton.

    [46] From her gravestone, Lake View Cemetery, Seattle.

    [47] Baptismal Records of St. Mary’s Chapel, Chatham, transcribed by the NBGS at the Genealogical Research Room at St. Michael’s Basilica, Chatham, Miramichi City, NB, baptized by Rev. W. S. Neales. John Maltby’s occupation was listed as a merchant.

    [48] Calculated from her age and birthplace in the 1920 Federal Census.

    [49] Seattle City Directory, 1888, Seattle Directory Co., Seattle, WA, 1888; Seattle City Directory, 1889, Seattle Directory Co., Seattle, 1889; Seattle City Directory, 1890, Seattle Directory Co., Seattle, 1890.

    [50] 1901 Canadian Census, Section 206 of Unorganized Territories, FHL microfilm #1843637, Yukon Territory, “F”, Dawson City, Section 16, p. 12, dwelling #183, family #184:

                Palmer, Russell H., male, white, head of household, single, 35, born P.E.I., arrived in Canada 1898, 3-1/2 years in Yukon, nationality: Canadian, merchant, employer

                Palmer, Arthur B., male, white, partner, single, 29, born P.E.I., arrived in Canada 1898, 3-1/2 hears in Yukon, nationality: Canadian, merchant, employer

                Maltby, Alfred E., male, white, employed, single, 28, born N.B., arrived in Canada 1899, 2 years in Yukon, nationality: American, clerk, employee

                Maltby, Frank, male, white, employed, married, 32, born N.B., arrived in Canada 1897, 4-1/2 years in Yukon, nationality: American, clerk, employee

    [51] 1901 Canadian Census, Section 206 of Unorganized Territories, Yukon Territory, “F”, Dawson City, Section 20, p. 5, dwelling #48, family #51:

                Maltby, Frank E., male, white, head of household, married, 31, born N.B., naturalized in 1888, nationality: American, in Yukon 3-1/2 years, clerk, employee, value of property $150, living on 5th St. btwn 3rd & 4th Aves., racial origin: E.B., religion: Church of England, speaks, reads and writes English, no French

                Maltby, Elsie J., female, white, wife, married, 21, born Mous. [MO], arrived in Canada 1900, in Yukon 1-2/12 years, nationality: American, value of personal property $100, religion: Church of England, speaks, reads and writes England, no French, also speaks German

    [52] 1901 Canadian Census, Unorganized Territories, FHL microfilm #1843637, list of names of passengers on Steamers and Bridges in Yukon Territory, “F”, p. 54:

        Maltby, Mrs. F.E.

    [53] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, Placermining Applications, Vol. 2, #01:1674, #03:917, #17:73786, #18:90662.

    [54] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, Yukon Order of Pioneers: Maltby, Frank, 1897.

    [55] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, Polks Gazetteer 1903 Directory: Maltby, Frank, Clerk, Simon Weissberg.

    [56] Per email of Murray Lundberg, of Whitehorse, YT, Mlundberg@ypertech.yk.ca, government researcher of historic buildings in the Yukon, of 4 Feb. 1998. The Regina Hotel stood at the corner of Second Ave. and York St., finished in Oct. 1898, it was damaged heavily in the flood of May 9-12, 1944, and is currently no longer standing.

    [57] 1930 Federal Census, Piedmont, Clallam Co., WA, Enumeration District 5-22, Supervisors District 1, Sheet 1B, lines #85-86, dwelling #33, family #33:

                Frank E. Maltby, head, renting, $175, male, white, 60, married, 30 years old at marriage, can read and write, born in Canada, father born in Canada, mother born in Canada, speaks English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1887, naturalized, manager of a hotel, not a veteran.

                Elsie J. Maltby, wife, female, white, 49, married, 20 years old at marriage, can read and write, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Missouri, speaks English, no occupation.

                (Plus several servants, a cook, and a waitress.)

    [58] Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, certificate #683.

    [59] Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, certificate #003588. We visited her in 1962 on a vacation to the Seattle World’s Fair.

    [60] Register of Baptisms, St. Andrew’s Church. John Maltby’s occupation was listed as a merchant.

    [61] Calculated from her age and birthplace in the 1920 federal census.

    [62] 1901 Canadian Census, Unorganized Territories. (See footnote 229.)

    [63] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, Polks Gazetteer 1903 Directory: Maltby, Alfred E., Bookkeeper, D.W. Field.

    [64] Filson’s Pan for Gold Database, http://www.gold-rush.org/, Placermining Applications, Vol. 2, #13:43893, as “A. Maltby;”  #09:25247, #09:25323 in 1900 as “E. Maltby;”  #17:73787, #18:91443 as “E. Maltby.”

    [65] 1920 Federal Census, Seattle, King Co., WA, Supervisors District 1, Enumeration District 288, Sheet 4A, living at 714 30th Ave. S., dwelling #74, family #93, lines #37-40:

                Alfred E. Maltby, head, renting, male, white, 45, married, emigrated to the U.S. in 1891, Pa., can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English, speaks English, a lawyer, general practice, o.a.

                Edna M. Maltby, wife, female, white, 38, married, emigrated to the U.S. in 1913, Pa., can read and write, born in Canada, English, father born in Canada, English, mother born in England, speaks English, no occupation.

                Edward B. Maltby, son, male, white, 4 7/12 [?], single, born in Alaska, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English.

                David R. Maltby, son, male, white, 1 ?/12, single, born in Washington, father born in Canada, English, mother born in Canada, English.

    [66] His gravestone in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, has his death date as 22 Dec. 1922, in error.

    [67] His obituary reprinted in Ferrell, Ed, Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers, 1850-1950, Volume 3, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1997, pp. 210-211.

    [68] Full names and approximate birth dates from J.A. Fish Letter. David Rennoldson Maltby’s birth was not found in the Washington State Birth Index, 1907-1919.

    [69] Per email of Lesli J. Schick of 12 Oct. 2010, with a photo of the gravestone in Iditarod.

    [70] Social Security Death Index: 1937-1996, Family Tree Maker CD #110.

    [71] Per email letter of Col. David R. Maltby of 27 Dec. 2004.

    [72] Rootsweb.com Social Security Death Index; email letter of Col. David R. Maltby of 27 Dec. 2004.

    [73] Social Security Death Index: 1937-1996, Family Tree Maker CD #110.

    [74] Rootsweb.com Social Security Death Index; Email letter of Col. David R. Maltby of 12 Dec. 2004.

    [75] Per email letter of Col. David R. Maltby of 12 Dec. 2004.

    [76] J.A. Fish Letter.

    [77] Marriage information from J.A. Fish Letter. Her mother’s maiden name from the marriage record of Edgar Hanson to Eleanora Hanson in York Co., NB. Her mother’s name spelled variously as Eleanora, Ellenora, Helenora, Helen N., etc.

    [78] Annie Hanson was 16 years of age in the 1871 Canadian Census of York Co., N.B.

    [79] 1851 Census, St. Marys Parish, York Co., NB, where Edgar Hanson was shown as a son of Benjamin and Nancy Hanson. Benjamin Milliken Hanson and Nancy Hanson were first cousins, Nancy being a daughter of William Hanson’s brother, Daniel Hanson, of St. Patrick’s, Charlotte Co., NB.

    [80] Hamilton, Willis D., Old North Esk Revised, Fredericton, 1988, pp. 183, 377.

    [81] William and Dorcas (Milliken) Hanson were the parents of both Benjamin Milliken Hanson and Dominicus Milliken Hanson, therefore Edgar Hanson and Elennora/Helenora Hanson were first cousins.

    [82] Hamilton, Willis D., Old North Esk Revised, Fredericton, 1988, p. 377.

    [83] From the 1861, 1871, and 1881 Censuses of York Co., NB.

    [84] York County, NB, Probate Records, 1916, Docket #H-83, Edgar Hanson died testate. His will was dated 2 Apr. 1900, and probated 29 Sept. 1916, and he left his entire estate to his wife, Helenora Hanson. Helenora Hanson died intestate, and her estate was probated 18 Sept. 1918, (1917 Probate Docket #H-85). Among her heirs were the two sons of her deceased daughter Annie Maltby, namely Charters Simmonds Maltby, of San Francisco, California, and John Alfred Montrose Maltby, of Dawson, Yukon. Both the Maltby grandsons of Helenora Hanson transferred their 1/12th share of her estate to their aunt, Dora P. Hanson, spinster, of Fredericton, in 1917.

    [85] Gravestone picture sent by Janet Bubar, of Douglas, NB.

    [86] 1881 Canadian Census, District 35, Sub-District B, Division No. 3, Parish of Newcastle, Northumberland Co., N.B., pp. 66-67, Dwelling #293, residents at the hotel of Alex Stewart, included:

                Hanson, Annie, female, 24, born N.B., Episcopal, English, school mistress

    [87] Letter from Willis Hamilton to John A. Maltby in 1997, John R. Maltby described as a new attorney in Newcastle on 25 Feb. 1880, and described as a barrister in his marriage license to Annie M. Hanson in 1882.

    [88] Vestry Minutes of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Newcastle, NB.

    [89] 1901 Canadian Census, Section 206 of Unorganized Territories, Yukon Territory, “F”, FHL microfilm #1843637, Dawson City, Section 22, p. 2, dwelling #12, family #12:

                Maltby, John R., male, white, head of household, married, 44, born N.B., in Yukon 3 years, nationality: Canadian, accountant, employee, salary $300, value of real estate $500, value of claims $1000, value of personal property $1000, living on 2nd Ave. & 6th St., racial origin: British, religion: Church of England, speaks, reads and writes English, and also speaks French

                Maltby, Annie M., female, white, wife, married, 42, born N.B., in Yukon 1 year, Canadian, value of claims $1000, value of personal property $1000, British, Church of England, speaks, reads and writes English, no French

                Maltby, Montrose, male, white, son, single, 18, born Manitoba, in Yukon 1 year, Canadian, broker, own account, salary $150, no real, claims or personal property, British, Church of England, speaks, reads and writes English, no French

                Maltby, Charters, male, white, son, single, 15, born Manitoba, in Yukon 1 year, Canadian, no occupation, British, Church of England, speaks, reads and writes English, no French

        Also living in their house were 7 other unrelated men, presumably boarders.

        Duplicate enumeration: 1901 Canadian Census, Section 206 of Unorganized Territories, Yukon Territory, “F”, Dawson City, Section 24, dwelling #15, family #17:

                Maltby, Mr. J. R., male, white, head of household, married, 45, born N.B., Canadian, in Yukon 3 years, bookkeeper, employed, salary $300, no real estate, personal property $1000, English origin, Episcopal Church, speaks, reads and writes English, also speaks French

                Maltby, Mrs. Annie, female, white, wife, married, 40, born N.B., Canadian, in Yukon 1 year, English, speaks, reads and writes English.

                Maltby, J. A. M. H., male, white, son, single, 17, born Manitoba, Canadian, in Yukon 1 year, customs broker, salary $100, English, speaks, reads and writes English

                Maltby, C. S., male, white, son, single, 15, born Manitoba, Canadian, in Yukon 1 year, in school, English, speaks, reads and writes English

    [90] His newspaper obituary said he died of “general tuberculosis of the brain,” but the funeral record said he died of “middle ear disease.” The attending physician was Dr. Rinier. He was called “brother of Chas. Maltby” in his funeral record, and Chas. Maltby paid the funeral expenses in cash, which amounted to $150.00. He was buried on Nov. 10th.

    [91] Lowes Mortuary, Dawson City, Funeral Records, Vol. 1, p. 82; Certificate of Death, Yukon Territory, Canada, registered 26 Nov. 1903, #730.

    [92] In 1997 we were informed by the historian in Dawson City that to their knowledge there was never a cemetery attached to St. Paul’s Church, and that he was probably buried in Hillside Cemetery, up the hill from Dawson City, which we thoroughly searched, but failed to find the grave of John Robert Maltby.

    [93] Obituary of John Maltby from Dawson Daily News, Nov. 9, 1903.

    [94] Recollections of Mrs. Frank Osborne, who was interviewed in 1962 at her home in Portland, Oregon. She and her husband were living in Dawson City at the time and were close friends of John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby and Harriet Adora (Cornell) Maltby. Frank Osborne was assistant Secretary-Treasurer under John Alfred Montrose Hanson Maltby, and succeeded him in that post when Maltby resigned in 1926. Mrs. Osborne was a nurse in Dawson City at the time of the death of Harriet Adora (Cornell) Maltby.

    [95] Obituary and burial notice of Annie M. Maltby from Skagway Alaskan newspaper, confirmation that she was listed as buried in the Pioneer Cemetery at the Skagway Tourist Center in 2010.

    [96] Birth dates and birthplace from J.A. Fish Letter.

    [97] Recollections of Mrs. Frank Osborne, who was interviewed in 1962 at her home in Portland, OR.

    [98] Marriage date and Mabel Percy’s birth date supplied by Barbara (Maltby) Collins.

    [99] Per Barbara (Maltby) Collins.

    [100] York County, New Brunswick, Probate, 1917, Docket #H-85, estate of Helenora Hanson.

    [101] 1920 Federal Census, Burlingame Town, San Mateo Co., CA, Supervisors Dist. 7, Enumeration Dist. 69, Sheet 20 A, lines #35-36, house #1410 Burlingame Ave., dwelling #529, family #608:

                Charters S. Maltby, head, renting house, male, white, 33, married, immigrated to U.S. in 1917, alien, can read & write, born Canada, speaks English, father born Canada, English, mother born Canada, English, speaks English, owner of a mineral mining company.

                Mabel P. Maltby, wife, female, white, 28, married, alien, can read & write, born Washington, father born New York, mother born Denmark, Danish, speaks English, no occupation.

    [102] 1930 Federal Census, Burlingame, San Mateo Co., CA, Enumeration District 41-6, Supervisor’s District 10, Sheet 10A, lines #40-45, living at 405 El Camino Real, dwelling #307, family #321:

                Charters S. Maltby, head, owned home, worth $35,000, male, white, 43, married, age 31 years at first marriage, can read & write, born Canada, father born Canada, mother born Canada, English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1911, naturalized, speaks English, mine operator, works in the mining industry, currently is employed.

                Mabel P. Maltby, wife, female, white, 38, married, aged 26 at first marriage, can read & write, born Washington, father born New York, mother born Denmark, speaks English, no occupation.

                Margaret L. Maltby, daughter, female, white, 8, single, attending school, can read & write, born California, father born Canada, mother born Washington, speaks English.

                Barbara A. Maltby, daughter, female, white, 5, single, cannot read or write, born California, father born Canada, mother born Washington, speaks English.

                Anna K. Jensen, servant, female, white, 20, single, can read & write, born Denmark, father born Denmark, mother born Denmark, speaks Danish, immigrated to the U.S. in 1929, an alien, speaks English, a servant in a private family, employed.

                Katherine Percy, mother in law, female, white, 62, widow, can read & write, born Denmark, father born Denmark, mother born Denmark, Danish, immigrated to the U.S. in 1881, naturalized, speaks English, no occupation.

    [103] Per Barbara (Maltby) Collins.

    [104] From interviews with Barbara (Maltby) Collins and Mrs. Frank Osborne.

    [105] Information on Peggy Maltby and Barbara Maltby all from Barbara (Maltby) Collins. Magnesite is a mineral composed of magnesium carbonate. The area around his mine was for a while called the town of “Maltby.”

    [106] Per Barbara (Maltby) Collins.

    [107] Per Barbara (Maltby) Collins, he was still alive in the 1980s, and no death record was found for Andrew Peter Litchi in the Social Security Death Index through 1996.

    [108] Per Barbara (Maltby) Collins.

    [109] California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, Ancestry.com.

    [110] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.

    [111] All per Barbara (Maltby) Collins.

    [112] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.

    [113] Certificate of Marriage, Yukon Territory, registration #827. Her parents’ names were discovered by the 1880 New York Census, Lewiston Township, Niagara Co., NY, and the New York State death certificate of her mother, Elizabeth Alice (Paxton) Cornell.

    [114] The 1880 New York Federal Census indicates her birth in January of that year. The date of January 31st is from her gravestone in Hillside Cemetery, Dawson City, Yukon Territory.

    [115] Nelson Cornell’s parents proven through the 1850, 1860, and 1870 New York Federal Censuses, and the 1899 obituary of his father, Benjamin Cornell. His mother’s maiden name is proven by the probate papers of James O. Kelly, a nephew of Rosanna Kelly and cousin of Nelson Cornell, who died unmarried and intestate in 1938. (Niagara County Probate Box 2966.) James O. Kelly was a son of James and Adora (McGregor) Kelly Jr., of Lewiston. James Kelly Jr. and Bridget Kelly were children of James and Sarah (Barclay) Kelly. The four children of Bridget (Kelly) Cornell, including Nelson Cornell, were named as heirs in the estate papers of James O. Kelly. Benjamin Cornell was a son of Lemuel and Anna (Wiltsie) Cornell, of Lewiston.

    [116] Elizabeth Alice (Paxton) Cornell’s parents named in her 1891 New York State death certificate. They lived in McGillivray, Ontario, as evidenced by the 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1881 Canadian Censuses, and they were both buried in Salem Cemetery, McGillivray, Ontario. Elizabeth’s mother’s name was learned from the marriage record of Elizabeth’s sister, Margaret Ann Paxton, to Edwin Dickenson, on 28 Sept. 1887 in London, Middlesex Co., Ontario.

    [117] 1901 Canadian Census, Victoria City, British Columbia, E.D. 17, p. 7, at 26 Henry Street, lines 36-40:

                Edward Dickinson, male, 36, head, born 30 June 1864 in Ontario, Presbyterian

                Margaret Dickinson, female, 37, wife, born 11 Dec. 1864 in Ontario, Presbyterian

                Don P. Dickinson, male, 4, son, born 20 Feb. 1897 in British Columbia, Presbyterian

                Harriett A. Cornell, female, 21, niece, born 31 Jan. 1880 in U.S.A., Presbyterian, immigrated to Canada in 1901

                John P. Cornell, male, 16, nephew, born 5 Feb. 1885 in U.S.A., Presbyterian, immigrated to Canada in 1901

    [118] In the 1900 New York Federal Census, Harriet A. Cornell was living with the family of her great-uncle, James Kelly, (Jr.), as a seamstress, but she was not found in Niagara County, NY, in the 1910 Federal Census. In her obituary from the Dawson Daily News, May 26, 1919, one paragraph begins “Mrs. Maltby formerly was Miss Cornell, and resided in Dawson for years, and was married here several years ago to Mr. Maltby.”

    [119] Per Jack A. Maltby.

    [120] Yukon Archives, Appointment of Montrose Maltby, 1 June 1912, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [121] Yukon Archives, Appointment of J.A.M.H. Maltby, 13 Aug. 1913, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [122] Yukon Archives, Appointment of Montrose Maltby, 5 Dec. 1914, and John A.M.H. Maltby on 7 Dec. 1914, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [123] Yukon Archives, Appointment of J.A.M.H. Maltby, 16 Sept. 1916, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [124] Yukon Archives, Appointment of J.A.M.H. Maltby, 1 Feb. 1919, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [125] Yukon Archives, Appointment of J.A.M.H. Maltby, 10 May 1920, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [126] Certificate of Death, Yukon Territory; Obituary in the Dawson Daily News, May 26, 1919; Obituary in The Daily Alaskan, Skagway, May 29, 1919.

    [127] Lowes Mortuary, Dawson City, Funeral Records, Vol. 3, p. 111. The certifying physician was Dr. N.E. Culbertson, and the clergyman was Rev. W.W. Williams. The funeral expenses, amounting to $250.00, were paid by J.A.M.H. Maltby in installments over a 5-month period. The funeral record gave her birthplace as Lewiston, N.Y., but did not name her father or mother; gravestone, Hillside Cemetery, Dawson City.

    [128] From interviews with Mrs. Frank Osborne in Portland, Oregon, in 1962, and recollections of Adora (Maltby) Stanton, oldest daughter of Harriet (Cornell) Maltby. Chart Maltby suffered a fractured skull, but recovered completely. Mrs. Frank Osborne was a nurse and close friend of Harriet, and she helped care for Chart Maltby in Dawson after the accident.

    [129] Dawson Daily News, May 26, 1919, p. 1.

    [130] Washington State Marriage Records, at Kings County Court House, her maiden name from the California Death Index.

    [131] At least, that’s what he told the kids, according to Adora (Maltby) Stanton.

    [132] Yukon Archives, Memorandum regarding Leave of Absence, J.A.M.H. Maltby, 31 Mar. 1921, from Territorial Secretary Docket #520.

    [133] Per the California Death Index.

    [134] Calculated from her age in the 1930 Federal Census; she was first married at the age of 17. The name of her first husband is unknown.

    [135] 1900 Federal Census, Sherman town, Blencoe township, Monona Co., IA, pages 141A-B, Supervisor’s Dist. 11, Enumeration Dist. 73, Sheet No. 5, dwelling #29, family #29:

                Ed Edmunds, head, white, male, born May 1860, age 40, married 23 years, born IL, father born NY, mother born NY, a farmer, can read & write, speaks English, renting

                Malissa Edmunds, wife, white, female, born Nov. 1859, age 40, married 26 years, no children, born IL, father born NY, mother born England, can read & write, speaks English

                Dot Thompson, niece, white, born Mar. 1885, age 15, single, born KA, father born IL, mother born IL, at school, attended school for 9 years, can read & write, speaks English

                Chris Briley, servant, white, male, born Mar. 1872, age 28, single, born MO, father born MO, mother born MO, farm laborer, can read & write, speaks English

                Carl Pepouree, servant, white, male, born Apr. 1882, age 18, single, born IL, father born IL, mother born IL, farm laborer, can read & write, speaks English

    [136] Yukon Archives, Resignation of J.A.M.H. Maltby, 12 Apr. 1926, to Percy Reid, Esq., Gold Commissioner; Letter of Recommendation, 17 Mar. 1926, from George Black to Percy Reid recommending a retiring allowance for “Mr. J.A.M.A.H. Maltby;” Letter of Acceptance, 21 Apr. 1926, from Percy Reid to J.A.M.H. Maltby, Esq., Territorial Treasurer, accepting resignation “with regret,” and promising the matter of his retiring allowance to be brought up at the next session of the Yukon Council.

    [137] Per Jack A. Maltby. Jack and Chart Maltby had to send money home to their father regularly to support him in his retirement.

    [138] 1930 Federal Census, Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA, Enumeration District 19, Supervisors District 16, Sheet 10B, lines #65-70, living at 703 24th Street:

                John A. Maltby, head, owned house, valued at $12,000, male, white, 46, married, 28 years old at first marriage, able to read & write, born Canada, English, father born Canada, English, mother born Canada, English, speaks English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1926, salesman, currently employed, not a veteran.

                Dorothy M. Maltby, wife, female, white, 45, married, 17 years old at first marriage, able to read & write, born Kansas, father born Virginia, mother born Illinois, speaks English, no occupation.

                Adora E. Maltby, daughter, female, white, 17, single, attending school, able to read & write, born Canada, English, father born Canada, English, mother born New York, speaks English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1926.

                Elizabeth M. Maltby, daughter, female, white, 15, single, attending school, able to read & write, born Canada, English, father born Canada, English, mother born New York, speaks English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1926.

                John A. Maltby, son, male, white, 14, single, attending school, able to read & write, born Canada, English, father born Canada, English, mother born New York, speaks English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1926.

                Charter S. Maltby, son, male, white, 14, single, attending school, able to read & write, born Canada, English, father born Canada, English, mother born New York, speaks English, immigrated to the U.S. in 1926.

    [139] California Death Index; Adora (Maltby) Stanton and Jack A. Maltby for her cause of death.

    [140] Approximate year from Adora (Maltby) Stanton and Jack A. Maltby.

    [141] From a torn page from a Bible found in the belongings of Jack A. Maltby, now in the possession of John A. Maltby, and from her death record.

    [142] California State Death Record, and per Adora (Maltby) Stanton and Jack A. Maltby.

    [143] Death record of Nina L. Maltby, from the State of California.

    [144] Birth dates from Adora (Maltby) Stanton and Jack A. Maltby; Birth Certificate for Jack A. Maltby and Charters F. Maltby from Yukon Territory, Canada.

    [145] Per Adora (Maltby) Stanton. Thomas Stanton’s parents’ names per Thomas E. Stanton.

    [146] I remember well the pictures in Sunset Magazine, sometime about the mid-1960s, but I do not know the date of the publication.

    [147] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.

    [148] Per Todd Stanton.

    [149] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.

    [150] Per Betty Rose (Maltby) Sheridan.

    [151] Per Adora (Maltby) Stanton or Kit (Sheridan) Conforti.

    [152] Per Kit (Sheridan) Conforti.

    [153] California State Marriage Certificate. Jack Maltby and Virginia Wallace met in a boarding house in San Francisco where at one point they were both renting rooms while they were single, before World War II. Virginia Wallace was working for the Frank E. Witte Company as an accountant.

    [154] California State Birth Certificate.

    [155] Per interviews with Letus A. Wallace and Harriet (Rogers) Lee, bible record of Eleazer Givens Laird, and marriage certificate of William A. Wallace and Virginia M. Laird.

    [156] Per Jack A. Maltby.

    [157] Personal knowledge, Redwood City Tribune Obituary, California State Death Certificate.

    [158] Personal knowledge, and per Jack A. Maltby.

    [159] Per Hazel N. (Johnstone) Maltby.

    [160] Personal knowledge; California State Death Certificates.

    [161] Chart was fond of telling the story of the two brothers’ enlistment. Jack Maltby applied first for service in the U.S. Navy, but was instead placed in the U.S. Army. So Chart applied for service in the U.S. Army, but was instead placed in the U.S. Navy.

    [162] Chart Maltby’s U.S. Naval service and Maltby Electric founding per Jack A. Maltby.

    [163] Per Ivy M. (Finley) Maltby.

    [164] Per Ivy M. (Finley) Maltby, and personal knowledge.