Violet Marjory Innes

ID# 3745, (4 Mar 1907 - 9 Mar 1973)

Violet Marjory Innes was born on 4 Mar 1907 at Tower Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Violet Marjory Innes
At 7am
Parents: John Innes, Tram Car Conductor & Margaret Ann Gerrard
Father John Innes was present at her birth.1,2

She was the daughter of John Whyte Innes and Margaret Ann Gerrard.

Violet appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of John Whyte Innes at 152 Park Street, Glasgow City, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
INNES John, Head, 31, Mar, Dock Labourer, Loading ships, Worker, Fraserburgh Aberdeen
INNES Maggie, Wife, 34, Mar, Married 11 yrs, 6 children, 5 living, Macduff Banff
INNES George, Son, 10, School, Rosehearty Aberdeen
INNES William, Son, 7, School, Glasgow Lanark
INNES John, Son, 5, School, Glasgow
INNES Violet, Dau, 4, Glasgow
GERRARD Maggie, Visitor, 50, Mar, married 30yrs, 7 children, 6 living, Macduff Banff

(Sister Jane Garrow also lived in Park Street, John was 152 and Jane was 159. William Garrow was also a Police Constable.)3

Violet immigrated on 30 Jun 1920 from Liverpool via "Empress of France" to Canada with William McKay Innes

Empress of France:
Contract ticket No 56675
Innes W, Adult, Scholar, 16, English
Innes J, Adult, Scholar, 14, English
Innes V, Adult, Scholar, 12, English

Arrival lists:
Innes, William, 16, Single, Canada before No; Scotland, to Ponoka Alta, No occupation; John Father
Innes, Violet, 12
Innes, John, 14.4

Violet Marjory Innes married Albert George Keeler c 1927 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.5

As of 1927,her married name was Keeler.

Violet lived at 2703 15th Avenue, S.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 14 Feb 1962

Address as in Probate of Susan Innes.

As of 1968,her married name was Chevous.

Violet died on 9 Mar 1973 at Calgary, Alberta, at age 66 years and 5 days

CHEVOUS (KEELER) - March 9th, 1973, Vi, aged 66 years, beloved wife of Mr Bernard Chevous, 2002 - Aspen Crescent SE. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs Charles (Heather) Reneau, Calgary; four grandchildren; a brother, Jock Innes, Vancouver. Services at "The Little Chapel on the Corner" (Jacques Funeral Home) Tuesday at 2:30pm Rev F A Dykes officiating. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Gardens.6

Violet's cause of death on 9 Mar 1973 was from Lung Cancer.

Violet was buried in Mar 1973 at Mountain View Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.7

Violet and Bert had 1 child, still living.

Family: Violet Marjory Innes and Albert George Keeler

FatherJohn Whyte Innes (25 Oct 1879 - 26 Oct 1943)
MotherMargaret Ann Gerrard (2 Nov 1876 - 6 Jul 1911)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, Pollolshields, Glasgow, 644/18 0158. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Plantation, Govan Glasgow City Lanark, 646/01 020/00 008. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  4. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), Findmypast - Departed Liverpool for Quebec Canada 30 June 1920. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  5. [S125] Letter from Heather Reneau (e-mail address in Canada) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email dated 4 Nov 2008.
  6. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Calgary Herald March 12th 1973 pag 34. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  7. [S43] Cemetery Records , Alberta Family Histories Society Online Database for Cemeteries.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.