11 August 2016

Ervin Russell Streeter: Ottawa CEF Beechwood Burial

Interred in Beechwood Cemetery in Sec. A. Range 3. Grave 47 are the remains of Pvt Ervin Russell Streeter of the 238th Battalion, Canadian Infantry who died 100 years ago today, 11 August 1916.
His Beechwood burial record gives his first name as Irving, his age as 38, birthplace England, and cause of death cerebral haemorrhage.
According to the CWGC database he had service number 1037134. His attestation paper at LAC, where his first name is also given as Irving, has him born in Michigan, USA, in July 1871.
He enlisted in Vancouver on 22 July 1916 and was married to Katherine of 2022 Granville Street, Vancouver, with occupation saw filer.
According to a BC certificate the marriage was on 25 July 1916 to Catherine Seggie stating he was age 45, a widower, and born in Flushing, Michigan.
He may have had more than one previous marriage, the first was to Edith Van Valkenberg on 16 September 1888 in Brant, Genesee, Michigan.
According to the Ottawa Journal of 15 August 1916 he was buried with full military honours and relatives in attendance.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Are these the same people?? If the government records state he was 38 when he died in 1916 then his birth year would be about 1878....couldn't possibly have been married in 1888 at 10 years of age. Unless the government mistook a 0 for an 8 and he was actually born in 1870 which WOULD make him 45 in 1916.