|Gordon Stewart Northcott's mug shot|
|Sanford Wesley Clark|
|1911 Canada Census Page showing the Northcott's in Cedar Cottage|
The data indicates that Gordon's parents were both born in Ontario. You can see that Gordon's actual birth date was in November of 1907. As mentioned above, the Northcotts were Methodist. It would also seem that in 1911, at least, that Gordon's father Cyrus worked as a carpenter in the house building trade and had made $1000 doing that in the year prior to the census.
|Cyrus G. Northcott|
|Sarah Louisa Northcott|
I checked the 1911 City Directory to see if I could find them and this is what I found.
Of course, I was thrilled to find the Northcotts in the directory. The directory gave some more information on their location, the west side of Marshall Street, so I looked up Marshall street on Google Maps and was surprised to find that I knew it...
My daughter and her Mom had lived very close to Marshall Street on East 19th for a number of years. It was just south of Trout Lake. But where was Lakeview Drive? Did they mean Lakewood? That didn't make sense.
I went to the old city directories again to see if the Northcotts were listed in the 1912 directory but they were not. I went back to the 1911 directory and searched through the street section and found that there were only five households mentioned on the street that year: those of Samuel Smith, George Adams, Robert Borrinow (most likely Boronow), Cyrus G. Northcott, and Ernest Marshall. Of these, Samuel Smith and George Adams lived on the part of Marshall close to the BC Electric Railway. Boronow's street address was listed as Bismarck (Kitchener) and Marshall's was listed as Epworth Post Office.
|Plate 92 of Volume 2 of 1912 Goad's Atlas of Vancouver|
If the Northcott residence was on the west side of Marshall near Lakeview Drive it could only have been one of two houses: either 3521 or 3545 Marshall.
If you go on Google Maps and do a search for both houses you can see that 3545 Marshall does not look like a house that was built prior to 1911, but 3521 does.
|3521 Marshall Street|
|Gordon Stewart Northcott at his trial.|
|Gordon Northcott with police at the Northcott farm in Wineville.|
In the meantime, I will do some more snooping at the City Archives. Perhaps a water service or building permit application search will turn up some connection to Cyrus Northcott and one of the addresses on Marshall. If I find something, I will keep you posted.