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Dr. Seymour Traynor

I believe he was born John Charles "Seymour" Traynor

b- Jan 19, 1879, Dundalk, ON,
 (enlistment form says Dundalk ON, Marriage Cert, Dundalkshire, Scotland)
(age 27 when he married in Oct 1906)
d- Mar 2, 1934, in Vancouver BC
Buried in Mountainview Cemetery, Vancouver, BC

Seymour took his early education at Dundalk ON,
Attended Collingwood Collegiate for 2 years.
Then he spent some time in the west,
Until he entered University of Toronto, Medical School,
where he graduated in 1905
He then practiced in BC from 1906.

Oct 11, 1907 he was in Steveston BC
appointed BC Coroner.

June 1910- Dr. Seymour Traynor
was the doctor at the Hospital at Kitselas.
He was from Phoenix BC, before Kiselas.
He came to Kitselas as a salaried GTP Physician
Before he went  to Phoenix/Kitselas,
he supposedly had a successful
Obstetrician practice in Vancouver

Feb. 1911 he was the doctor that signed the death certs.
for men that died in Kitselas tunnel explosions
Kitselas Tunnel Explosions

ca 1915, Seymour served as Doctor at Kitsumkalum Reserve,
through Indian Affairs.

Seymour Traynor enlisted in WWI in Ottawa ON, Jan 15, 1916
Canadian Army Medical Corps, Rank- Captain
Physician and Surgeon
When he enlisted he was living in Terrace BC
next of kin his wife in Dundalk, Grey Co., ON

Dr. Traynor bought a house in Kitselas,
Enoch Jones for $300 cash.

Father- Isaac Traynor
b- Oct 12, 1846 in Orchardville, Egremont Township, Grey Co., ON
d- Dec 4, 1925 in Dundalk, ON, age 80
buried Dec 8, 1925
Educated at Rockwood Academy.
Articled to a Hugh Wilson.
Appointed Provincial Land Surveyor Apr 16, 1863
He made surveys in NWT, and Ontario government
also had a drainage practice in Dundalk
Provincial Land Surveyor in 1891 in Dundalk, ON
1911 Engineer, and P.L.S. in Dundalk
He surveyed Holstein and Orchardville.
Isaac's Father- Peter Traynor born in Ireland
Isaac's Mother- Mary Ann O'Leary in Ireland
Parents came from Droghed Ireland ca 1840,
settled on Lot 45, Concession 3, Egremont township, Grey Co. ON.
Peter Traynor came with 3 sons, from first wife,
John Traynor, Alex Traynor and Thomas Traynor
Three sons were born in Canada, Isaac above, Adam Traynor and Henry Traynor

an Adam Traynor was a witness at his wedding.

Isaac married Annah Ellen Bedford, Jan 20, 1875 in Normanby township, ON
alt- Annah Bedford
alt- Hannah Bedford
b- Apr 22, 1848 in Waterloo, ON
d- Mar 10, 1935 in Dundalk, ON, age 86
daughter of John Bedford and Mary Ann Bedford
Her parents born in England

Seymour married Janet Barrie Nicoll, (Nicholl?)
Oct 2, 1906, at 655 Cordova St, Vancouver BC
b- Oct 2, 1887, Dundee Scotland, age 19 when she married
d- Aug 2, 1961, D.O.A., Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, age 73
daughter of Thomas Nicholl (Nicholl?),
and Margaret Barrie Taylor, both b- Scotland

5 children:

son- Kelvin K. Traynor
b- Sept 1907 in BC
d- Dec 1940, Drowned at sea,
during WWII with his ship floundering during a storm,
125 miles SE of Newfoundland,
(another distress call said 400 miles NE) and sinking,
the 2,594 ton, Canadian Freighter "Lisieux".
17 survived, 12 died.
Former French vessel taken over by the Canadian government.
Captain Andre Perrin died as well.
Vessel was from St. John's Newfoundland.
It was carrying lumber for Britain.
He was a former CFCN announcer in Calgary
married Minnie Julia Richardson, she died Aug 2004 in Calgary
They had one daughter

daughter- Margaret "Shirley" Traynor
b- 1912, in Terrace BC, age 24 when married to George
1935 single, stenographer living with her mother in Vancouver
she married George Edwin McCormick, Sept 25, 1937 in Vancouver BC

daughter- Claudia Jean Traynor
b- Nov 1908 in Vancouver, BC
1935 single, stenographer living with her mother in Vancouver
I believe she married Alexander H. McDonald, Apr 25, 1935 Whatcom Co, WA USA

daughter- Annah Lorna Traynor
alt- Anna Lorna Traynor
alt- Annah Lerncs Traynor
b- Dec 13, 1909 in Dundalk ON
1930, Nurse Port Angeles Hospital, Port Angeles, WA
she went to the Koch Hospital in Detroit Michigan, age 24, May 1934
1935 single, Nurse, living with her mother in Vancouver
she lived in Vancouver and worked in Port Angeles

son- Barrie Erskine Traynor
b- Dec 8, 1921 in Vancouver
d- Mar 17, 1990 in Nanaimo BC
married Norah Bernard Heeney, she died in 1984, age 59

Siblings of Seymour:

brother- William James Henry "Harry" Traynor
b- Dec 26, 1875 in Holstein, Egremont township, Grey Co., ON
carpenter in 1901 in Dundalk, ON,
shown b- 1876 in 1901 census, same as in 1881 census
Building Contractor in Kamloops when he married
married M. Druce Mason, Nov 1, 1904 in Kamloops BC
b- 1870, Bedford, Iowa
daughter of James Mason and Margaret Shannon

Brother- Artemas "Randolph" Traynor
b- July 1, 1885 in Dundalk, ON
enlisted in WWI, Mar 24, 1916 in Winnipeg, MB
Occupation- Jeweller
next of kin, wife- Lucy B. Traynor, Russell MB
1921 he was in Fort William ON
Shown as Supervisor of the Prudential Life, Star Building, Toronto
married to Lucy B. nee ?,
b- ca 1885, SK (age 36 in 1921)
had a daughter, Lorna Traynor b- ca 1912, SK.

Sister- Mary Ann Traynor
b- Jan 16, 1877, Proton township, Grey Co., ON

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