Married (1st):Richard Clive Cooper on 6
December 1930, in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Richard is
recorded as a widower, aged 49, born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of
William Alexander Cooper and Mary Ringland Ferguson. Dorothy is
recorded as a spinster, aged 24, born in Victoria, BC, the daughter of
William Henry Langley and Gladys Baiss.
Richard was born on 31 December 1880 in Dublin, Ireland. He was
educated at Bedford Grammar School, in England. He was a civil servant
in the Department of Agriculture in Rhodesia, then served in
the First Matabele War, the
Boer War and East Africa. He came to Canada in 1906, arriving in
British Columbia on 15 April 1910. During World War I, Richard served
in the 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry as a major, seeing action in
Ploegstreet, Fleurbaix, Fanquissart, 2nd battle of Ypres, Festubert,
Givenchy, Messines. He was invalided home with shell shock. Richard was
to the Canadian House of Commons as a Unionist Win-the-War candidate
for the riding of
Vancouver South from 1917 until 1921. Richard
eventually gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Richard was first
Edith Mabel (Searle) Lewis on 11 May 1914, in Vancouver, British
Columbia. Edith died on 31 December 1928, in New Westminster, British
Columbia. Richard died on 10 March 1940 in Victoria, British Columbia,
and is buried in Royal Oak cemetery in Victoria.
Who's Who and Why in Canada p1168
COOPER Richard Clive, M.P. - Major, 7th Battalion, Canadian
Infantry, 1st Canadian Division. Born Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 31, 1881,
son of William Alexander and Mary Ringland Cooper. Educated: Bedford
Grammar School, England. Came to Canada, Dec. 1, 1906; came to British
Columbia, April 15th, 1910. Civil servant in Department of Agriculture,
Rhodesia; Matabele War, 1896-1897, medal and clasp; South African War,
1899-1902, Queen's Medal, 5 clasps, King's Medal, 2 clasps;; East
Africa and Clasp; European War, 1914; took part in the following
engagements, Ploegstreet, Fleurbaix, Fanquissart, 2nd battle of Ypres,
Festubert, Givenchy, Messines. Invalided home with shell shock. Elected
M.P. by large majority as Win-the-War candidate for South Vancouver,
1917. Married Edith Mabel Searle, daughter of William James Searle,
Churston, Devonshire, England, Nov. 9, 1906. Club: Junior Army and Navy
Club (Whitehall, London, England). Recreations: All sports. Anglican.
Residence: 1302 Bidwell St., Vancouver, B.C.
Birth: 13 February 1868, in Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada
Father: Alfred John Langley
Mother: Mary (_____) Langley
Annie Mona Baiss on 3 January 1906, at Christ Church Cathedral,
Columbia, Canada. William is
recorded as a bachelor, aged 37, born in Victoria, the son of Alfred
John Langley and Mary Langley. Gladys is
recorded as a spinster,
aged 22, born in Texas, the daughter of James Baiss and Susan Mary
Victoria Daily Colonist, 7 January 1906 p6
On Wednesday afternoon Christ Church Cathedral was the scene of a
pretty wedding: at which the contracting parties were Miss Gladys A. M.
Baiss, second daughter of Mrs. Baiss, Cook street, and Captain W. H.
Langley, Fifth Regiment C. A., and second son of the late A. J.
Langley, Esq. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Beanlands,
assisted by Bishop Perrln. The church was still in holiday dress, and
this combined with the the bright uniforms of the officers and men of
the Fifth Regiment, together with the many handsome gowns of the guests
present, made a pretty picture. The bride, who was given away by her
brother, looked strikingly handsome in her pretty gown of white
bengaline trimmed with Limerick lace, with Mechlin lace veil and orange
blossoms. She carried a magnificent boquet composed of bride roses,
lilies of the valley and maidenhair ferns. She was attended by Miss Amy
Angus and Miss Dorothy Bulwer, each of whom were gowned in pretty cream
cloth. They carried handsome bouquets of scarlet carnations and
maidenhair ferns. The groom was supported by Mr. C. H. Stalschmidt and
Captain Angus, Fifth Regiment C. A., while the ushers were Mr. Garnet,
Mr. Lindley Crease and Mr. C. Pemberton. The service was fully choral,
"The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden," being beautifully rendered as the
bridal party entered the church. They left it to the strains of
Mendelssohn's Wedding March, an escort of the Fifth Regiment being
lined on either side of the aisle as they passed out. The bride's
mother, Mrs. Baiss, wore a handsome black velvet gown trimmed with rich
point lace and sequins. Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, sister of the bride, wore
a beautiful cream embroidered cloth costume. The bride's going away
dress was a pretty bluette cloth trimmed with applique and hat to
match. After the ceremony a reception at which many friends of the
bridal pair were present, was held at the home of Mrs. J. D. Pemberton,
where the decorations were very pretty. The drawing room was done with
festoons of ivy, holly and red berries, while the supper room was
extremely artistic in red carnation streamers, shades of candelbara,
all being of that color, interspersed with lavish sprays of beautiful
white heliotrope and dellcate ferns. Mr. and Mrs. Langley left the same
evening by the Umatilla for California where they intend spending their
honeymoon. The groom's present to the bride was a half hoop diamond
ring; to Miss Bulwer a pearl brooch, to Miss Angus a necklace with
pearl and turquols pendant. Among other presents received are the
following : Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Langley, chest of silver; Mr. and
Mrs. Maher, copper hot water kettle; Mr. Garnet, safety pin sapphire
brooch; Mr. and Mrs. Bulwer, bronze figure holding shell with electric
light inside; Mr. Sampson, copper chafing dish; Canon and Mrs.
Beanlands and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Beaven, massive brass fern bowl; Miss
Susie Pemberton, brass crumb brush and tray; Lady Crease, brass
candlesticks; Miss Effie Crease, brass vase; Mr. Alexis Martin, cut
glass decanter; Mr. Pemberton, silver dessert and fish knives and
forks; Mrs. James Angus and family, beaten brass tray and carved stand;
Mr. Joe Brldgman, silver berry spoon and fork; Mr. Lowndes, Limoges
china tea set; Mr. and Mrs. Arundel, cut glass vases; Col. and Mrs.
Jones, brass vase; Mr. Harold and Miss Payne, Saturna Island, pictures;
Mrs. Pompey Garnet, Japanese tray; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crease,
candalabra; Mr. Hart, Japanese gong; Mrs. Leonard, burnt leather cloth;
the Misses Harvey, cloissonne vases; Mr. and Mrs. Burton, silver salt
cellars; Mr. and Miss Drake, oak and silver salad bowl; Mr. and Mrs.
Holt, cut glass dish; Mr. and the Misses Hickey, silver photo frame;
Mr. Stalschmidt, cut glass spirit decanted and stand; Mr. and Mrs.
Winne, silver butter dish; Miss Nellie Dupont, cut glass carver
resters; Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes, brass hot water kettle; Miss Browne,
picture; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Goward, cut glass dish; Col. Gregory, cut
glass vase; Col. and Mrs. Hall, cut glass salt cellars; Miss Goward,
china mug; Miss Baiss, England, check; Mr. and Mrs. Holland, cheque;
Mr. Hugo Beaven, silver match box; Mr. J. Musgrave, case of pipes; Mr.
and Mrs. Atkins, card case; H. P. O'Farrel, cheque; Mr. J. S. Baiss,
cheque; Mr. J. D. Pemberton, cheque; Mr. H. L. Downes, cheque; Mr.
Pike, cheque; Miss Bulwer, brass tray; Mr. and Mrs. Reed, coffee cups;
Miss Reed, blue vase; Mr. Charlie Johnston, (Vancouver), entree dish;
Mrs. Gillespie, limoges china paque; Mrs. Baugh Allen, glove sachet;
Mr. C. L. Dudley, (Vancouver), pierced silver scent bottles; officers
of Fifth Regiment, English china dinner set; B. G. Goward, fish
carvers; Miss May Newcombe, silver photo frame; Mr. Willie Newcombe,
cloisonne vase; Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, book and cigar case; Mr. Stewart
Williams, hot water jug; Miss Brown, muslin and lace work bag.
Barrister. In 1937 William successfully argued
a case before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Island
Amusement Company. He was a city alderman in Victoria from 1910-1911.
William also served in the 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery.
At his marriage in 1906, he held the rank of captain in the regiment.
Who's Who and Why in Canada p672
William H. - Barrister. 207-8-9 Central Bldg. Victoria.
Born Victoria, Feb. 13, 1868, son of A. J. and Mary Langley. Educated:
Trinity College School, Port Hope; Inns of Court, London, England.
Called to the British Columbia bar, 1890; practised Victoria, 1891.
Alderman, 1910-1911. Served with 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison
Artillery, 1887-1890; commissioned rank, 1899-1906; now Captain Corps
Reserve. Married Gladys Baiss, Victoria, 1906; has one son and three
daughters. Club: Union. Recreations: yachting, golf. Liberal; Anglican.
Residence: Oak Knoll, Foul Bay Road, Victoria, B.C.
22 February 1951, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, aged 82
Buried: Ross Bay cemetery,
Victoria, British Columbia (Block F Plot 32/33 W 21A)