The Pemberton Family

Benedicta Dorothea Pemberton

Birth: 7 October 1909, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Father:
Joseph Despard Pemberton

Mother: Helen Mary Yoder (Baiss) Pemberton

Death: 9 January 1932, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Buried: Ross Bay cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Block B Plot 71 E 4)

Census & Addresses:
1911: Oak Bay, British Columbia

Sources:

Joseph Despard Pemberton

Birth: 21 November 1873, in Hackney district, Middlesex, England

Father:
 Joseph Despard Pemberton. Joseph was Surveyor-General of the colony of Vancouver Island from 1859 until 1864, and the town of Pemberton, BC is named for him.

Mother: Theresa Jane Despard (Grautoff) Pemberton

Married: Helen Mary Yoder Baiss on 1 December 1904, at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Joseph is recorded as a bachelor, aged 31, born in London, England, the son of Joseph Despard Pemberton and Theresa Soronton Pemberton. Helen is recorded as a spinster, aged 23, born in Texas, the daughter of James Baiss and Susan Baiss.

Victoria Daily Colonist, 2 December 1904 p3
Pemberton-Baiss Wedding Yesterday
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Fashionable Marriage Celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral.
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Elaborate Toilets of the Bridal Party and Handsome Presents.
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  One of the prettiest weddings of the year took place yesterday afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral, where at half-past two a large and fashionable concourse of friends and relatives gathered to witness the marriage of Mr. joseph D. Pemberton, second son of the late J. Despard Pemberton of "Gonzales," to Miss Helen Mary Yoder Baiss, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Baiss, formerly of London, England. the church was charmingly decorated by a number of ladies, friends of the bride, with white chrysanthemums and masses of feathery green. The marriage ceremony with full choral service, was solemnized by his Lordship the Bishop of Columbia, assisted by the Rev. W. Baugh Allen.
  The bride, who in the absence of her father was given away by Mr. H. P. O'Farrell, an old family friend, looked very lovely. Her wedding gown was one of extreme beauty and one that for artistic conception, grace of outline and costly garniture might have done credit to the celebrated "Worth," it being of the richest ivory white duchess satin wonderfully draped with quantities of almost priceless and very rare old Brussel's point, which together with a lovely veil of the same exquisite lace had been an heirloom in the bride's family for many years. She wore pearl ornaments and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and carnations.
  Miss Gladys Baiss, as maid of honor, looked very charming in a lovely gown of soft cream silk draped with Limerick lace and large picture hat of white chiffon trimmed with lace and one sweeping ostrich plume. The other two bridesmaids, Miss S. B. Pemberton and Miss Amy Angus, wore very beautiful and extremely artistic frocks of cream colored crepe de chine and large hats of brown panne, trimmed with red brown tulle and velvet chrysanthemums in varied shades of terra cotta. Their bouquets were also of large terra cotta chrysanthemums tied with long streamers of the red brown tulle, and each wore a pearl heart shaped brooch with emerald centre, the gift of the bridegroom. Quite an important and very picturesque feature of the wedding group were the fair little train bearers, the children of Mrs. C. W. Rhodes.
  The bride's mother was most becomingly gowned in an exquisite and graceful silver grey liberty satin, made over pale pink taffeta silk, with fichu of very beautiful old point lace. Her hat was a toque of pale grey chiffon with touch of pink, and she also carried a shower bouquet of pale pink carnations.
  Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, the mother of the bridegroom, looked very handsome and dignified in a rich black silk gown with soft laces and some lovely diamonds.
  Mrs. F. B. Pemberton looked exceedingly well in an effective combination of black and white.
  Mrs. Hugo Beaven was strikingly gowned in white and green, and Miss Sophie Pemberton looked very picturesque in a most artistic robe of creamy white lace with brown marabout stole and large drooping hat of silky brown beaver with long brown tulle ties.
  The bridegroom was supported by his brother, Mr. W. D. Pemberton as best man, and the ushers for the occasion were Messrs. Gregory, Scholefield, Bridgeman and Charteris Pemberton.
  After the ceremony the wedding party and guests drove to "Mount Joy," the beautiful residence of Mr. F. B. Pemberton, which was generously loaned for the occasion, and there a reception was held at which a large number of friends were present to tender their congratulations and best wishes to the happy pair.
  Mr. and Mrs. Pemberton left in the evening by the Charmer for Vancouver, where today they take the transcontinental express en route for England and Europe.
  The bride's going-away dress was a very smart tailor-made costume of green cloth with heavy travelling cloak to match and hat of green silk beaver.
  The following is a partial list of the numerous and costly presents:
  Mr. and Mrs. Arundell, case of dressing silver; Mr. Baiss, china tea service and Japanese silks; Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner Johnson, silver candelebra and candlesticks; the Misses Sharman, cheque; Mrs. T. G. Churton, cheque; Mrs. and the Miss James Angus, silver soup ladle; Miss Louisa Baiss, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Mahers, carved stand and flower pot; Lady Crease, flower pot; Mr. and Mrs. Poff, cut glass dish; Mr. Colley, pearl and emerald brooch; Mr. J. C. Bridgman, pair of silver vases; Mr. Muskett, silver teaspoons; Mrs. Leonard, cut glass bowl; Mrs. Cuppage and Miss Kane, silver phot frame; Mr. and Miss Newcombe, four silver and cut glass vases; Mr. and Mrs. Joly de Lotbiniere, cut glass and silver vase; Mr. A. A. Clayton, silver flower pot; mr. and Mrs Hamfield, cut glass vase; Mr. and Mrs. Charmichael, cut glass and silver salts bottle; Dr. and Mrs. Corbett, two cut glass and silver scent bottles; Mr. and Mrs. Boss, silver photo frame; Mrs. McGirr, photo frame and writing case; Mr. and Mrs. Garnett, Indian silver bracelet; Mr. L. H. Garnett, cut glass and silver salts bottle; Mrs. Courtney, silver brush and combs; Mr. and Mrs. Griffith, cut glass dish; Mrs. Few, glass and silver scent bottle; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Beaven, silver tea pot; Mrs. Pemberton, turquois necklace, bridesmaids presents, pearl brooches with emeral centre; Mrs. G. H. Barnard, carved stand; Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Warlock, paper knife; Mrs. Henry Cook, travelling writing case and inkstand; Mr. A. D. Crease, Japanese embroidered table centre; Miss I. M. and Mr. H. J. Payne, gold chain and locket; Mrs. Brown, leather card case; Miss Brown, lace table centre; Mr. and Mrs. Reid, travelling clock; Major Dupont, silver salt cellars; Lieut.-Colonel and Mrs. Jones, cut glass and silver stand; Mr. C. Pemberton, china coffee cup; Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie, cut glass celery jar; Mr. A. Gillespie, salts bottle jar; Miss McCandlish, fur muff; Mr. and mrs. Arthur Robertson, brass candlestick; Miss Bowron, drawn work embroidery collars; Mr. W. C. Ward (England), cheque; Mr. A. H. Grantoff and the Miss Grantoff (England), cheque; Mrs. Pemberton, cheque; Mrs. Maclure, brass Chinese kettle; Miss K. Maclure, Japanese mask; Miss B. Maclure, cloisonme box; Mr. and Mrs. Kittos, four cut glass vases; Mr. and Mrs. Burrell, four cut glass and silver vases; Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Pemberton, cheque for dressing bag; Mr. F. B. Pemberton, cheque; Mr. Bulwer, cheque; Mrs. Barrett, cheque; Mr. Galletly, clock; Colonel Gregory, bronze and glass vase; Mr. and Mrs. Burton, cut glass scent bottle; Miss Musgrave, pair of vases; the Misses Goward, cut glass scent bottle; Mrs. Solly, poker work leather bag; Mr. and Mrs. Wynne, biscuit jar; Miss Nellie Dupont, china cream jug and sugar basin; Miss Dorothy Green, silver photo frame; Mrs. Gibson, cut glass dish; Mrs. Rhodes, Chinese table; Mr. Lowndes, drawn work table cloth; Miss Bodington, travelling clock; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Goward, silver eggstand; Mr. Fox, egg boiler; Mr. Arthur Harvey, pair silver sauce ladles; Mrs. and Miss Alice Bell, silver dish; Rev. and Mrs. Lloyd, silver umbrella handle; the Misses Von Fallots, silver buttons; Mr. Downs, cheque; Mr. Dudley, silver card case; Mrs. Biggwither, lace handkerchief; Miss Biggwither, set of gold buttons; Mr. and Mrs. and the Misses Hickey, silver photo framesl Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, half dozen china tea cups; Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald, leather travelling case; Mr. W. P. D. Pemberton, silver entree dishes; Mrs. G. Burns, silver grape scissors; Miss Bell, silver souvenir; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beaven, one dozen silver spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Holt, cut glass dish; Miss S. T. Pemberton, cheque; Miss H. S. Pemberton, cheque for silver; Miss S. Richards, cut glass decanter; Mr. and Mrs. Dumbleton and Miss Le Neveu, brass kettle; Dr. and Mrs. Powell, silver salt cellars; Mr. H. B. Walkem, silver sugar sifter; Mr. C. A. Cornwall, silver vase; Bishop of Columbia, scent bottle; Mr. B. G. Goward, hand painted tea set; Bishop and Mrs. Cridge, photo and frame; Mr. and Mrs. Lanndy, china plate; Mr. A. D. Crease, cigarette box; Mrs. George Phillips, pin cushion; Mr. E. Scholefield, silver handled riding whip; Mr. Lindly Crease, hot water kettle; Mr. Welby Solomon, brass gong; Mrs. and Miss Phipps, tea cloth drawn work; Mr. and Miss O'Neill, silver salt cellars; Miss E. M. Pemberton, silver sugar spoon; Mrs. Croft, silver ornament; Miss Webling, Japanese censer.


Children:

Notes: Joseph emigrated to Canada in 1874. His older and younger siblings were all born in Canada. Joseph's father had built a palatial home, Gonzales, on his 1200 acre estate in in Oak Bay. Joseph Jr. built his home, Wilmot House, on Pemberton land in Oak Bay. The street Wilmot Place was originally the driveway to the Pemberton property.

Victoria Daily Colonist 16 April 1905
Mr. and Mrs. J . D. Pemberton and Miss Susie Pemberton left on Thursday for California, where it is hoped the climate will be beneficial to Mr. Pemberton, whose health has been unsatisfactory during some weeks past.

Death: 30 August 1916, in Jordan Meadows, near Leechtown, British Columbia, Canada

Buried: Ross Bay cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia (Block B Plot 7 E 34)

Census & Addresses:
1881: Victoria, British Columbia 1891: Yates Street ward, Victoria, British Columbia
1901: Victoria, British Columbia
1905: Victoria, British Columbia (manifest of The Caronia)
1911: Oak Bay, British Columbia

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Theresa Susan Yoder (Pemberton) Moyle

Birth: October 1905, in British Columbia, Canada

Father:
Joseph Despard Pemberton

Mother: Helen Mary Yoder (Baiss) Pemberton

Married: John Moyle on 12 October 1934

Death: 1971

Census & Addresses:
1911: Oak Bay, British Columbia

Sources:

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