Ernest William Arnott1

#1227, (1893 - 1979)
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)

Life Events

BirthErnest William Arnott was born on 11 Mar 1893 in North Bend, British Columbia.
Details from registration: father William Arnott, a clerk, mother Annie Celeste Crick, registered by the father March 2nd 1894.1,2,3 
MarriageHe married Geraldine Bonnycastle Wallace, daughter of James Henry Wallace and Eleanor Elizabeth Bonnycastle, on 11 Aug 1920 in St. Paul's Church, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Details from certificate: Ernest William Arnott, chief clerk B.C. Electric Co, bachelor, age 27, Church of England, residence 912 Broughton Street Vancouver, born North Bend BC, son of William Arnott & Annie Celeste Crick;
Geraldine Bonnycastle Wallace, stenographer, spinster, 25, Church of England, residence 843 Cardero St. Vancouver, born Calgary Alberta, daughter of Henry Wallace & Eleanor Elizabeth Bonnycastle both born Campbellford Ont;
They were married by banns and the witnesses were Jeffrey Arnott & Jane McKellar Runcie both of Vancouver.1 
1921 CensusErnest W and Geraldine Arnott appeared on the 1921 Census of Vancouver, British Columbia, at 843 Cardero Street. They rented their 4 room apartment for $60. Ernest was 28, born in BC, parents born in England and earned $2000 as a Chief Clerk in the electric industry. Geraldine was 25, born in Alberta, parents born in Ontario. Their religion was Church of England.4 
(Witness) Marriage Ernest William Arnott witnessed the marriage of Gordon William Adams and his sister-in-law Gladys Eva Wallace on 8 Feb 1922 in St Paul's Church, Vancouver, British Columbia. His address was 843 Cardero Street in Vancouver.5 
(Informant) DeathE.W. Arnott registered the September 1950 death of his mother-in-law Eleanor Elizabeth Wallace. His address was 1393 Rockland Ave., Victoria.6 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in Geraldine Bonnycastle Wallace's 1976 obituary as husband Ernest W Arnott of 1120 Beach Drive.7 
DeathErnest William Arnott died on 22 Oct 1979 at #703-1120 Beach Dr, Victoria, British Columbia.

Information from death certificate: widowed, his wife was Geraldine Bonnycastle Wallace, occupation Vice-president of B.C. Electric, Vancouver Island Division, born March 11 1893 in North Bend BC, age 86, son of William & Annie Arnott.
The Informant was J.A. McAllister, co-executor. Cremation.3 
Last Edited5 May 2014


  1. Marriage certificate of Ernest William Arnott and Geraldine Bonnycastle Wallace, married 11 August 1920 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #20-09-221845.
  2. Birth Registrations of British Columbia, 1854-1903. image viewed at Family Search Historic Records & Images Online, Ernest William Arnott, #93-09-260411.
  3. Death certificate of Ernest William Arnott, died 22 October 1979, registered 22 October 1979 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #79-09-015830.
  4. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at British Columbia, Vancouver Centre, SD 28, Ward 1, Page 17.
  5. British Columbia Marriage Registration. Adams/Wallace, #22-09-245554.
  6. Death certificate of Eleanor Elizabeth Wallace, died 11 September 1950, registered 12 September 1950 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #50-09-008644.
  7. Obituary of Geraldine Arnott in Victoria Daily Colonist, 1 Dec 1976.