Elsie Mae Bonnycastle1

#2504, (1913 - 1989)
FatherJohn Bonnycastle2 (1874 - 1955)
MotherHattie Blanche Langille2 (1885 - 1973)
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)


Louis John Keown (1908 - 1984)
  • Luanne Keown7
  • Dale Keown11

Life Events

CalledElsie Mae Bonnycastle also went by the name of Billie.3,4 
BirthShe was born on 27 Jun 1913 in Calgary, Alberta.1 
(with Parents) 1916 CensusElsie appeared on the 1916 Census of Calgary, Alberta with her parents. She was age 3 and born in Alberta.5 
(with Parents) 1921 CensusElsie appeared on the 1921 Census of Vancouver, British Columbia with her parents. She was 8 years old, born in Alberta, and a student.6 
MarriageShe married Louis John Keown.3,7,8
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in John Bonnycastle's 1955 obituary as daughter Mrs L Keown of Victoria.9 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Louis died on 4 Sep 1984.8 
DeathShe died on 7 Mar 1989 in Prince George, British Columbia. Details from the certificate: Elsie Mae Keown, died at Prince George Hospital, residence 597 Ewert Street Prince George, widowed, husband Louis John Keown, age 75, born June 27 1913 in Calgary Alberta, father John Bonnycastle, mother Hattie Langille, both born in Canada, informant son Dale Keown, disposition cremation.1 
BurialElsie Mae Bonnycastle was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Prince George, British Columbia.10 
Last Edited28 Aug 2016


  1. British Columbia Death Registration. Elsie Mae Keown, 1989.
  2. Letters from Jean Himmelman (California) to J Kolthammer, early 1990s;.
  3. E-mails from Victoria Moira Simmonds to J Kolthammer.
  4. E-mails from Wendy Geib to J Kolthammer.
  5. 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Alberta, District Calgary East, Subdistrict 34, ED 8 in City of Calgary, Page 12.
  6. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. British Columbia, Vancouver, Sub-District 50, Ward 7, Page 22.
  7. E-mails from Patricia Martin to J Kolthammer,.
  8. British Columbia Death Registration. Louis John Keown, #84-09-014773.
  9. Obituary of John Bonnycastle in Vancouver Sun, 29 Aug 1955.
  10. Burial Records for City of Prince George Cemetery, online http://www.city.pg.bc.ca/rec_culture/cemetery/search/
  11. Communication from Dale Bonnycastle to J Kolthammer.