The Langley Family

Dorothy Mary (Langley, Cooper) Kennedy

Birth: November 1906, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Father:
William Henry Langley

Mother: Gladys Annie Mona (Baiss) Langley

Richard Clive Cooper
Richard Clive Cooper
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 elected 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 married to 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 (1921)
  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.

Married (2nd): Nigel Augustus Kennedy on 22 December 1946.
Nigel was born on 22 July 1886, in Liskeard district, Cornwall, the son of John Gilbert Kennedy and Henrietta Marie Louise Achenbach. He was baptised on 18 August 1886, in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall, England. Nigel was first married to Gertrude Vera Brooke on 30 April 1917, and they had two children. Nigel and Gertrude divorced in 1944. Nigel served in World War I. He was made temporary Second Lieutenant in the Infantry on 2 April 1915 (London Gazette 2 April 1915 p3254), and Second Lieutenant (on probation) in Princess Louise's Regiment (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) ranking from 2 April 1915 (London Gazette 14 September 1915 p9097). His promotion was confirmed on 25 November 1915 (London Gazette 23 November 1915 p11746). Nigel eventually reached the rank of captain. He died on 1 September 1957, in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Death: 12 June 1962 in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada, aged 55

Census & Addresses:
1911: 645 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia

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John William Godwin Langley

Birth: June 1908, in British Columbia, Canada

Father:
William Henry Langley

Mother: Gladys Annie Mona (Baiss) Langley

Census & Addresses:
1911: 645 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia

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William Henry Langley

Birth: 13 February 1868, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Father:
Alfred John Langley

Mother: Mary (_____) Langley

Married: Gladys Annie Mona Baiss on 3 January 1906, at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British 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 Baiss.

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.


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Occupation: 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 (1914)
LANGLEY, 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.

Death: 22 February 1951, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, aged 82

Buried: Ross Bay cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia (Block F Plot 32/33 W 21A)

Census & Addresses:
1881: James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia 1898: cor. Moss St & Fairfield Road, Victoria, British Columbia (B.C. Voters List 1898) (perhaps his office address)
1891: James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia
1901: Victoria, British Columbia
1911: 645 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia
1914: "Oak Knoll", Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia (Who's Who and Why in Canada p672)

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