Sources for Carl Cook & Elizabeth Gardiner

Sometimes, Carl’s given names are reversed. Vital records from the British Columbia Archives list him as Edward Carlile Cook but the preponderance of family records and public records indicate the correct spelling as Carlyle Edward. Among the public records are Attestation Papers for Soldiers of the First World War, dated August 1st 1916 at Victoria, regiment #905887; Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957, Seattle, and British Columbia, Death Index, 1872-1990, each available online at

Ella’s death date comes from British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1900 found online at Registration Number: 1982-09-005515, BCA Number: B13619, GSU Number: 2051740. She’s listed as Elizabeth Hill Cook.

In October 1918, Carl was a student at the North Pacific Dental College in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, from which he graduated. His wife’s name is referred to as Ella.

This marriage record can be found among the provincial marriages collated by the BC government. It’s also available on the website under British Columbia Marriage Registrations 1859-1932. Registration number: 1920-09-218311; BCA number: B12904; GSU number: 2032873.