The Lewall Family

Bernard Cecil Lewall

Birth: 30 November 1894

Father:
Charles Laird James Albert Lewall

Mother: Beatrice Katharine Maxwell (Lyte) Lewall

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Bernard served in the army from 1914 until 1920, in the Lord Strathcona's Horse, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He was wounded in in the 3rd Battle of the Somme. Bernard emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, and became a land surveyor on the rather rugged northern coast.

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Charles Laird James Albert Lewall

Charles Laird James Albert Lewall
Charles Laird James Albert Lewall
photo from Laura Martinez
Birth: June 1840, in Schloss Oberwerth, near Coblentz, Rhenish Prussia

Father: John Charles Lewall, Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Jena, 1838

Mother: Sarah Mary Bolton. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Bolton of Westhumble Manor, Surrey.

Children:

Notes: Angela was born out of wedlock. Her mother was also an Angela, Angela Esquiano, who died when their daughter, was young. The mother Angela was born in Texas and died on 2 March 1867, in Distrito Federal, Mexico. Charles left his daughter in the care of the Catholic Church, and she attended a boarding school run by nuns. He visited her in Mexico several times and sent her money. One of Angela's grandsons, who was raised by her, remembers that she loved her father very much, and that they always stayed in touch. Angela grew up a gifted musician and died on 10 May 1959 in Los Angeles, California, aged 92.

Married: Beatrice Katharine Maxwell Lyte on 20 March 1890, in St Mary's Priory, Chelsea, London

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Occupation: Engineer. Charles was in Mexico in connection with the building a a railroad there, and later was the general manager of a railroad project in Argentina.

Death: 1906, in Epsom district, Surrey, England, aged 66

Buried: Sutton Common cemetery, London, England

Notes: Living in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1897

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James Farnham Lewall

Birth: 17 January 1891, in Monte Caseros, Argentina

Father:
Charles Laird James Albert Lewall

Mother: Beatrice Katharine Maxwell (Lyte) Lewall
Katherine Margaret Dempster
Katherine Margaret Dempster (1907)
pencil sketch by Thomas Fripp
scan courtesy of Jim Lewall

Married: Katharine Margaret (Dempster) Crombie on 19 September 1914, in St Andrews Church, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Katharine was born 27 March 1893, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and baptised in St. Thomas Church, Chilliwack, BC, the daughter of William Arnold Dempster and Mary Chipman Rounsefell. This was Katharine's second marriage - she married Claude Crombie on 10 May 1911, and had a son, Patrick Crombie. Katherine died on 13 May 1969 at Clovelly Private Hospital, Saanich, BC.

Occupation: Broker

Notes: James served in the Canadian Army in WWI, and was a lieutenant in the 31st BC Horse. He was taken off the line with severe trench fever. He tried to join the Royal Flying Corp as a pilot but was rejected so became a balloon observer with RFC.

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