Katharine Margaret Dempster

(27 March 1893 - 13 May 1969)
Pencil sketch of Katharine Margaret Dempster (Lewall) c. 1906 by Thomas Fripp (1864-1931
     Katharine Margaret Dempster was also known as Catherine in records. She was born on 27 March 1893 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. She was christened at St Thomas. She was the daughter of William Arnold Dempster and Mary Chipman Rounsefell.
     Katharine Margaret Dempster married Claude Victor Crombie on 10 May 1911 in St James, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Family members relate that Claude married Catherine Dempster against her mother's wishes. They eloped and married in Vancouver, departing immediately for San Francisco. Catherine's step-father, Arthur Haine, promptly followed them. He left San Francisco on 16 May with Catherine, returning her to the family farm at Dewdney, BC, arriving there on 19 May 1911. Arthur Haine quickly had the marriage annulled, but Catherine was already pregnant. The family moved to Kamloops, BC before the end of 1911, and that is where Claude's son was born.
     Katharine Margaret Dempster married James Farnham Lewall on 19 September 1914 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
     Katharine Margaret Dempster married John Percy Greenhouse in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Jack was a forest ranger on the coast of British Columbia for many years.
     Katharine died on 13 May 1969 in Saanich, British Columbia, aged 76.

Child of Katharine Margaret Dempster and Claude Victor Crombie

Children of Katharine Margaret Dempster and James Farnham Lewall

Claude Victor Crombie

(circa 1886 - )
     Claude Victor Crombie was born circa 1886 in York?, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of George Crombie and Annie Watson and aged 27 in May 1911.
     Claude was educated from from 1896 to 1902 at St Peter's School, York, England. He left at Easter 1902 when he was 16 years of age. The school has information about him spending much time in Canada, playing rugby football, and joining the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1914.
     Claude Victor Crombie married Katharine Margaret Dempster, daughter of William Arnold Dempster and Mary Chipman Rounsefell, on 10 May 1911 in St James, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Family members relate that Claude married Catherine Dempster against her mother's wishes. They eloped and married in Vancouver, departing immediately for San Francisco. Catherine's step-father, Arthur Haine, promptly followed them. He left San Francisco on 16 May with Catherine, returning her to the family farm at Dewdney, BC, arriving there on 19 May 1911. Arthur Haine quickly had the marriage annulled, but Catherine was already pregnant. The family moved to Kamloops, BC before the end of 1911, and that is where Claude's son was born.

Child of Claude Victor Crombie and Katharine Margaret Dempster

Patrick C Ethelbert Crombie

(1912 - 23 July 1990)
     Patrick C Ethelbert Crombie was born in 1912 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He was the son of Claude Victor Crombie and Katharine Margaret Dempster.
     Patrick died on 23 July 1990 in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.