Carl Channing Bonnycastle1,2

#46, (1883 - 1912)
FatherCharles Green Bonnycastle1,2 (1844 - 1926)
MotherSarah Oliver1,2 (1851 - 1931)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)


Mary Caroline Menzies (1888 - 1977)
  • Helen Marie Bonnycastle12 (1910 - 1998)

Life Events

BirthCarl Channing Bonnycastle was born on 7 Apr 1883 in Campbellford, Northumberland County, Ontario.1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 17 Jun 1883 in Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Northumberland County, Ontario, on the same day as his cousin George Oliver Linton. Their sponsor was [their grandfather] Thomas Oliver.1 
(with Parents) 1891 CensusHe appeared on the 1891 Census of Qu'Appelle, Assiniboia, Northwest Territories with his parents. He was 8, born in Ontario, father born in Ontario, mother in England, and religion Church of England.3 
(Subject) Photograph Carl, along with several family members, was in the Katepwa cricket team photo.4
The Katepwe Cricket Team
Identifed members include
Jack Bonnycastle (2nd row, 2nd from left)
Roland Barwell (2nd row, 3rd from left)
Charles Green Bonnycastle (2nd row, right side)
Carl Channing Bonnycastle (3rd row, left side)
Tom Bonnycastle (3rd row, 3rd from left)
Note: an 1898 report in the Qu'Appelle Vidette of a match between Katepwe and Indian Head lists the Katepwe team members as CG Bonnycastle, S Trask, A Vidal, W Govan, A Brinton, T Groves, J Bonnycastle, RC Barwell, T Bonnycastle, G Bonnycastle, and G Ferguson.
(with Parents) 1901 CensusCarl C Bonnycastle appeared on the 1901 Census of Katepwa, Assiniboia, Northwest Territories with his parents. He was 17, born 7 April 1883 in Ontario, and attended school 10 months that year.5 
MarriageHe married Mary Caroline Menzies, daughter of Joseph Menzies and Minnie Eliza Kipp, on 22 Jul 1909 at the residence of bride's grandparents, Westminster Junction, British Columbia.2 
Newspaper Published 28 Jul 1909 in the The Chilliwack Progress.

A very pretty home wedding was solemnized on Wednesday, July 21st, by the Rev. R.J. Douglas, M.A., of Cooke's Church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kipp, Westminster Junction, when their granddaughter Mary Caroline Menzies, was given away in marriage to Carl C. Bonnycastle.

The marriage took place under a pretty arch of ferns and daisies, in the presence of only the immediate friends of the young people. The bride, who wore a pretty gown of white crepe de chine with veil and orange blossoms, looked very pretty. She carried a bouquet of white Bermuda and was assisted by her sister, Miss Jess Menzie, who was gowned in white net over pink silk and carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The house decorations were very pretty, the prevailing flowers being sweet peas.

The groom's present to the bride was a silk umbrella with pearl and gold handle, and to the bridesmaid a gold bracelet.

After the ceremony, which was at 3 p.m., the company sat down to a daintily served wedding luncheon, the newly-married couple taking the evening train afterwards for a brief honeymoon trip to Seattle and Victoria.

Many useful and pretty gifts were given the young couple to aid in adorning their new home on Williams road, among which were the following-
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. McDonnell, Revelstoke, dinner set.
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Kipp, Notch Hill, cut glass pepper, salt and mustard.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kipp, Ashcroft, cut glass water jug.
Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Greer, Vancouver, table linen and napkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Snider, table linen.
Mr. and Mrs. D.C. McGillvray, bank book with deposit.
*Mr. and Mrs. Barwell, dinner knives and forks.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Kipp, table linen.
Mr. and Mrs. Gammon, bread knife.
Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Hall, biscuit jar.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, bon-bon dish.
*Mr. and Mrs. C. Bonnycastle, chair.
Mr. and Mrs. Hutton, berry bowl and cup and saucer.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ford, white counterpane.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kipp, pickle cruet.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Watson, Toronto, sofa pillow top.
Miss Robertson, centerpiece.
Miss Gladys Kipp, knife rests.
Miss June Menzies, sterling silver coffee spoons.
Miss Althea Ford, 1/2 doz. glass towels.
Mr. and Miss Gibbons, parlor table.
H. Menzies, cut glass tumblers.
Mell. Short, sterling silver dessert spoons.
Mr. Topham, dessert knives & forks.
Walter Kipp, Sicamous, cheque
Bert Snider, Morris chair.
Mr. Joudry, two bon-bon dishes.
J.E. Kipp, St. Paul, breakfast cruet and silver napkin rings.
*Mrs. Rudd, Alta., salt cellers.6
1911 CensusCarl and Mary Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Chilliwack, British Columbia, at Williams Road, enumerated 1 Jun 1911. Carl was 28, born Apr 1883 in Ontario, English, Presbyterian, occupation [Haul]ing?, working on own account. Mary was 22, born September 1888 in BC. They were enumerated right after Carl's parents. Their daughter Helen Marie was listed as living with them.7 
Newspaper Published 16 Aug 1911 in the Chilliwack Progress.

Carl Bonnycastle and family have moved to Calgary with the intention of settling in the prairie city.8
DeathCarl died in 1912.
The Recents website has a 1912 death notice for Carl Bonnycastle, age 28, in the Edmonton Journal index.9 
Newspaper Published 4 Jun 1913 in the Chilliwack Progress was a one sentence note that "Mr Booker has taken Mrs Carl Bonnycastle's dwelling on Williams road, and moved his family there."10 
(Mentioned) ObituaryThey was mentioned in his father Charles Green Bonnycastle's 1926 obituary as the only child not living at the time of Charles' death.11 
Last Edited11 Oct 2014


  1. Parish Register of Christ Church Anglican, Campbellford, Ontario (Diocese of Toronto Archives, photocopied records), Carl Channing Bonnycastle baptism, 1883.
  2. Marriage certificate of Carl Channing Bonnycastle and Mary Caroline Menzies, married 22 July 1909 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #09-09-122398.
  3. 1891 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at The Territories, Assiniboia East (198), Qu'Appelle (b-11), page 4 [poor image].
  4. E-mails from Bryan Campbell-Hope to Jennifer Kolthammer.
  5. 1901 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Assiniboia E (203), Katepwa (d-2), page 3, line 24.
  6. 'Bonnycastle - Menzies', Chilliwack Progress, 28 July 1909 (Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, microfilm).
  7. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at British Columbia, New Westminster (11), subdistrict Chilliwack (35), Page 5.
  8. The Chilliwack Progress, 16 Aug 1911, Page 5. Image viewed at
  9. Marriage certificate of William Stephenson Holesworth and Mary Caroline Bonnycastle, married 25 April 1921 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #21-09-227827.
  10. The Chilliwack Progress, 4 June 1913, Page 4. Image viewed at
  11. Obituary of C G Bonnycastle in Chilliwack Progress, 14 Oct 1926 (Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, microfilm).
  12. Letters from Georgia Rickson, Vancouver, to J Kolthammer, dated early 1990s.