Arthur Edward Levings

M, b. 18 January 1872, d. 8 April 1949
FatherWilliam Levings b. 4 Oct 1848, d. 3 Dec 1904
MotherJulia Pateman b. 15 Oct 1846, d. 9 May 1926
Birth*Arthur Edward Levings was born on 18 January 1872 at Maces Lane, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, England.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12  
BaptismHe was baptized on 25 February 1872 at All Saints, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, England.13 
(Son) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1881 as the son of William Levings at 40 Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, England.2 
Occupation*Arthur Edward Levings was a shoeing smith circa 1891 at Northfleet, Kent, England.3 
(Son) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 as the son of William Levings at 16 Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, England.3 
OccupationArthur Edward Levings was a blacksmith between 1894 and 1896 at Northfleet, Kent, England.4,14,15,16,17,18 
Marriage*He married Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann, daughter of William Swann and Elizabeth Bodger, on 6 August 1894 at All Saints, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, England. The signing of the marriage register was witnessed by William Levings.4 
Residence*Arthur Edward Levings and Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann lived between 1897 and 1898 at Green Street Green, Darenth, Kent, England.19,20 
OccupationArthur Edward Levings was a blacksmith between 1897 and 1899 at Green Street Green, Darenth, Kent, England.19,21,20,22 
OccupationHe was a blacksmith circa 1900 at Southfleet, Kent, England.23 
ResidenceHe and Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann lived circa 1900 at High Cross, Southfleet, Kent, England.23 
OccupationArthur Edward Levings was a shoeing and general blacksmith circa 1901 at Swanscombe, Kent, England.5 
Census*He appeared as the head of a household on the census of 1901 at 13 Sun Road, Swanscombe, Kent, England. The household also included Florence Elizabeth Levings, William Arthur Levings, Herbert Odell Levings and Constance Gertrude Levings.5 
(Witness) MarriageArthur Edward Levings witnessed the marriage of Ernest William Biggs and Daisy Gertrude Levings on 19 December 1908 at Parish Church, Darenth, Dartford, Kent, England.24 
(Emigrant) EmigrationArthur Edward Levings emigrated with Stephen Herbert Odell Levings and Ada Mary Couchman on 7 October 1910 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England; aboard the "Empress of Britain" destined for Quebec City, Canada.25
(Immigrant) ImmigrationArthur Edward Levings immigrated with Stephen Herbert Odell Levings and Ada Mary Couchman on 13 October 1910 at Quebec City, Canada; aboard "R.M.S. Empress of Britian" from Liverpool, England en route to Victoria, British Columbia.26 
CensusArthur Edward Levings appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann on the census of 1911 at 637 Frances Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The household also included Florence Elizabeth Levings, William Arthur Levings, Herbert Odell Levings and Constance Gertrude Levings.6 
ResidenceArthur Edward Levings and Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann lived circa 1916 at 412 Kerr Avenue, Gorge, Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.27 
OccupationArthur Edward Levings was a blacksmith between 1919 and 1920 at Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.28,29,7,8 
(Witness) MarriageHe witnessed the marriage of Thomas James Brunsdon and Florence Elizabeth Levings on 30 August 1919 at St. Paul's Church, Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada.28 
Marriage*Arthur Edward Levings married Lilian Meades, daughter of Esau Meades and Emma Crease, on 18 December 1920 at St. John's Church, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The signing of the marriage register was witnessed by Stephen Herbert Odell Levings.7,30 
Census*Arthur Edward Levings appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Lilian Meades on the census of 1921 at 412 Kerr Avenue, Gorge, Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The household also included William Arthur Levings, Phyllis Moore and Vida Moore.8 
Residence*Arthur Edward Levings and Lilian Meades lived circa 1922 at 1745 Newman Street, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.9,31 
OccupationArthur Edward Levings was a railroad and train blacksmith between 1922 and 1930 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.9,31,10 
Immigration*He immigrated on 7 August 1922 to Seattle, Washington, USA, arriving aboard the "S.S. Princess Victoria" destined for Portland, Oregon.32,9,31 
Naturalization*He declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States on 27 December 1922 at Oregon, USA.9,31 
NaturalizationHe petioned (20 Nov 1928), swore the oath of allegiance (21 Feb 1929) and was granted citizenship (Certificate of Naturalization, no. 2886845) on 26 February 1929 at U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.31 
CensusHe appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Lilian Meades on the census of 1930 at 1745 Newman Street, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.10 
ResidenceArthur Edward Levings and Lilian Meades lived between 1936 and 1949 at 8217 Newman Street, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.30,12 
OccupationArthur Edward Levings was a blacksmith in a WPA warehouse circa 1940 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA. The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) was an American New Deal agency, that employed millions of jobseekers (mostly men who were not formally educated) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.11 
CensusHe appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Lilian Meades on the census of 1940 at 8217 Newman Street, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.11 
Death*Arthur Edward Levings died on 8 April 1949 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA, at age 77.12,33,34 
Burial*He was buried on 12 April 1949 at Historic Columbian Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.12,34

Family 1

Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann b. 4 Aug 1873, d. 18 Apr 1916
Marriage*He married Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann, daughter of William Swann and Elizabeth Bodger, on 6 August 1894 at All Saints, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, England. The signing of the marriage register was witnessed by William Levings.4 
Children

Family 2

Lilian Meades b. 7 Jul 1877, d. 3 Dec 1963
Marriage*Arthur Edward Levings married Lilian Meades, daughter of Esau Meades and Emma Crease, on 18 December 1920 at St. John's Church, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The signing of the marriage register was witnessed by Stephen Herbert Odell Levings.7,30 
Last Edited26 Apr 2023

Citations

  1. [S1985] England, birth certificate for Arthur Edward Levings, born 18 Jan 1872; citing 02a/439/395, North Aylesford registration district and Northfleet subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  2. [S2047] 1881 census of England, Kent, Northfleet, p. 14, William Levings household; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 17 Jul 2022); citing Class: RG11; Piece: 877; Folio: 80; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341208.
  3. [S2048] 1891 census of England, Kent, Northfleet, p. 55, William Levings household; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 17 Jul 2022); citing Class: RG12; Piece: 650; Folio: 59; Page: 55; GSU roll: 6095760.
  4. [S2119] England, marriage certificate for Arthur Edward Levings and Mary Frances Elizabeth Swann, 06 Aug 1894; citing 02a/963/203, Strood registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  5. [S2124] 1901 census of England, Kent, Swanscombe, p. 14, Arthur E. Levings; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 28 Jul 2022); citing Class: RG13; Piece: 706; Folio: 114; Page: 14.
  6. [S2203] 1911 census of Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, population schedule, district 13, subdistrict 2, p. 2, dwelling 12, family 13, Arthur E. Levings household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 08 Aug 2022); citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm T-20338.
  7. [S2156] British Columbia - Division of Vital Statistics, Marriage Registrations, Arthur Edward Levings and Lilian Moore, registration no. 1920-09-217172 (1920); digital image, BC Archives - Genealogy - General Search (https://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy : accessed 03 Aug 2022); citing BC Archive Mfilm Number B12904, BC Archives, Victoria.
  8. [S2204] 1921 census of Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, population schedule, district 19, subdistrict 45, p. 30, dwelling 391, family 408, Arthur E. Levings household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 09 Aug 2022); citing Library and Archives Canada Series RG31.
  9. [S2206] U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, "Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, 1859 - ca. 1991," p. 444, entry no. 5865, Arthur Edward Levings, 27 Dec 1922; imaged, "Oregon, U.S., Naturalization Records 1865-1991," database and images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/discoveryui-content/view/… : accessed 08 Aug 2022), image 843 of 1112; citing RG 21, NAI: 573354 held by the The National Archives and Records Administration.
  10. [S2208] 1930 U.S. census, Multnomah County, Oregon, population schedule, Portland City, election precinct 467, enumeration district (ED) 464, sheet 7A, dwelling 138, family 149, Arthur Levings household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Aug 2022); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1953.
  11. [S2209] 1940 U.S. census, Multnomah County, Oregon, population schedule, precinct 374, Portland City, enumeration district (ED) 37-494A, sheet 4a, line 34, family 77, Arthur Levings household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Aug 2022); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll m-t0627-03394.
  12. [S2219] Board of Health - Portland (Oregon), "Oregon, Death Records, 1864-1967," folder labelled "99B-34 1949 DEATH CERTIFICATES MULTNOMAH 4/6 - 4/10 - 221/13, certificate no. 4295, 08 Apr 1949; imaged, "Oregon, U.S., State Deaths, 1864-1968," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 11 Aug 2022), image 1014 of 4591; citing 99B-34 221/13 held by the Oregon State Archives.
  13. [S2002] All Saints Parish - Perry Street (Northfleet), "Baptism register [1871-1898]," p. 3, entry no. 19, Arthur Edward Levings, 25 Feb 1872; imaged, "Medway Council Heritage Services catalogues," images only, Medway Council Heritage Services (https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/Details/archive/110007140 : accessed 10 Jul 2022), PDF file P270C-1B-01.pdf, p. 3 of 52; citing P270C/1B/1 held by the Medway Archives Centre.
  14. [S3] New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, birth certificate 1890/024257 (1890), Janet Andrewina Thomson; Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Sydney.
  15. [S2127] All Saints Parish (Perry Street), "Baptism Register [1871-1898]," p. 89, entry no. 710, Amelia Amy Levings, 11 May 1895; imaged, "Medway Council Heritage Services catalogues," images only, Medway Council Heritage Services (https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/Details/archive/110007140 : accessed 28 Jul 2022), PDF file P270C-1B-01.pdf, page 46 of 52; citing P270C/1B/1 held by the Medway Archives Centre.
  16. [S2126] England, death certificate for Amelia Amy Levings, died 13 May 1895; citing 02a/294/169, Strood registration district and Northfleet subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  17. [S2120] England, birth certificate for Florence Elizabeth Levings, born 25 Aug 1896; citing 02a/549/131, Strood registration district and Northfleet subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  18. [S2125] All Saints Parish (Perry Street), "Baptism Register [1871-1898]," p. 94, entry no. 750, Florence Elizabeth Levings, 11 Oct 1896; imaged, "Medway Council Heritage Services catalogues," images only, Medway Council Heritage Services (https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/Details/archive/110007140 : accessed 28 Jul 2022), PDF file P270C-1B-01.pdf, page 49 of 52; citing P270C/1B/1 held by the Medway Archives Centre.
  19. [S2121] England, birth certificate for William Arthur Levings, born 19 Nov 1897; citing 02a/534/445, Dartford registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  20. [S2122] England, birth certificate for Herbert Odell Levings, born 28 Nov 1898; citing 02a/530/496, Dartford registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  21. [S2128] St. Margaret of Antioch (Darenth), "Baptism Register [1857 - 1914]," p. 82, entry no. 655, William Arthur Levings, 16 Jan 1898; imaged, "Medway Council Heritage Services catalogues," database and images, Medway Council Heritage Services (https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/Details/archive/110003095 : accessed 29 Jul 2022), PDF file P109-01-19.pdf, p. 42 of 67; citing P109/1/19 held by the Medway Archives Centre.
  22. [S2129] St. Margaret of Antioch (Darenth), "Baptism Register [1857 - 1914]," p. 85, entry no. 677, Herbert Odell Levings, 22 Jan 1899; imaged, "Medway Council Heritage Services catalogues," database and images, Medway Council Heritage Services (https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/Details/archive/110003095 : accessed 29 Jul 2022), PDF file P109-01-19.pdf, p. 43 of 67; citing P109/1/19 held by the Medway Archives Centre.
  23. [S2123] England, birth certificate for Constance Gertrude Levings, born 19 Apr 1900; citing 02a/580/68, Dartford registration district and Farningham subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  24. [S1751] England, marriage certificate for Ernest William Biggs and Daisy Gertrude Levings, 19 Dec 1908; citing 02a/1101/293, Dartford registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  25. [S2150] Board of Trade, "Outwards passenger lists: Port: Liverpool (1910 October [part])," "Empress of Britain", departed 07 Oct 1910, ticket no. 154891, S. Levings, wife and two children and ticket no. 125756, Arthur E. Levings; imaged, "Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960," database and images, FindMyPast (https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript : accessed 31 Jul 2022), images 6 and 14 of 39; citing BT 27/667 held by the National Archives of the UK.
  26. [S2149] Department of Employment and Immigration, "Passenger lists of the EMPRESS OF BRITAIN arriving in Quebec, Que. on 1910-10-13," p. 13 [handwritten], p. 35 of 57 in manifest, ticket no. 154891, Stephen Levings, wife, two children and Arthur Levings; imaged, "Canada, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1865-1935," database and images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/discoveryui-content/view/… : accessed 01 Aug 2022), image 347 of 814; citing RG76-C-1-a, #5512, T-4772 held by the Library and Archives Canada.
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  28. [S2154] British Columbia - Division of Vital Statistics, Marriage Registrations, Thomas James Brunsdon and Florence Elizabeth Levings, registration no. 1919-09-196302 (1916); digital image, BC Archives - Genealogy - General Search (https://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy : accessed 02 Aug 2022); citing BC Archive Mfilm Number B11389, BC Archives, Victoria.
  29. [S2155] British Columbia - Division of Vital Statistics, Marriage Registrations, Clarence George Geary and Constance Gertrude Levings, registration no. 1920-09-207782 (1920); digital image, BC Archives - Genealogy - General Search (https://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy : accessed 03 Aug 2022); citing BC Archive Mfilm Number B12904, BC Archives, Victoria.
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  33. [S2211] "DEATHS - LEVINGS," Times Colonist, 12 Apr 1949, p. 18, col. 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 10 Aug 2022).
  34. [S2210] Find a Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 Aug 2022), photograph, memorial # 62997925, gravestone for Arthur E. Levings (1872 - 1949), Historic Columbian Cemetery, Portland Oregon, USA.