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Descendents of William Grieve (5 Feb 1799 - ca 1875)
and Eleanor Turnbull (18 Sep 1794 - 18 Oct 1860)

Third Immigrant Generation


30. Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Grieve . Daughter of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 8 Sep 1870 in Harvey. Died 5 Dec 1905 in Van Anda, Texada Island, BC.

    Lizzie was the youngest daughter (eighth child) of George and Jane (Nesbitt) Grieve.

    Lizzie died at age 36 shortly after giving birth to their ninth child.   The youngest child was given up for adoption.

    Lizzie and David had nine children:   Sophie, Bessie, Fred, Lottie, Gib, Hazel, Henry, Bernice and a baby girl.

    She married David Jones, 30 Dec 1891 in Comox, BC. Born 26 Dec 1868 in Pennsylvania. Died 11 Jul 1947 in Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminister, BC. Buried in Fort Langley Cemetery.

    David was born of Welsh parents in Pennsylvania on route to Vancouver Island.   He arrived at Comox when he was one year old by way of a sailing ship via the Panama Canal.   His early years were spent around Comox and Courtenay, BC before he started a building contract business on Vancouver Island.   Later he worked in a coal mine as a stationary engineer.   David's siblings were Jennie, John, Lucy and Sarah.

    After a fifth child was born to Lizzie and David, the family moved to Texada Island.   Lizzie died in 1906 at age 36 soon after giving birth to their ninth child, who was given up for adoption.   While living on the Island, David was a school trustee and justice of the peace for several years.   He was also a carpenter.

    In 1917 David started farming on Bowen Island (one of the Gulf Islands) raising chickens.   He moved to Milner (part of Langley) in 1920.   Here he took an active part in municipal affairs, his church and the Orange Lodge.   He served as councilor for Ward I on the Langley Municipal Council for six years from 1925 to 1931.

    David raised the Rockwell children after his oldest daughter, Sophia Rockwell died in 1922 leaving six young children.

    They had the following children:

  132   i.   Lucy "Sophia" Jane Jones

  133   ii.   Mary Elizabeth Mabel "Bessie" Jones

  134   iii.   Frederick William Alexander Jones

  135   iv.   Lottie Irene Mae Jones

  136   v.   Gilbert Lyle "Gib" Jones

  137   vi.   Hazel Alice Marguerite Jones

  138   vii.   Henry Jones

  139   viii.   Bernice Agnes Jones

  140   ix.   (Infant Girl) Jones