The Directories for Vancouver give some hints about Samuel’s life
Nothing in the Vancouver directories prior to 1918, makes me wonder if he came here from England after the war; or possibly elsewhere in the country
1919-1922 janitor for the McLaughlin Motor Car Co., Ltd., residing in the Central Park area of Burnaby
photo by: W.J. Moore ca.1920-1921 Vancouver Archives A09826
Photo by: S. Thomson 1918 Vancouver Archives A17673
1923 engineer home was on 4219 Irmin Street, Burnaby
1924 – 1925 painter and decorator
1928 – 1929 labourer for Burnaby municipality
1930 – 1934 gardener
1935 – 1940 Samuel is retired, still living at 4219 Irmin Street in Burnaby
5th of June 1940 Order-in-Council Samuel Hayes Williams on the 25th of December 1939 shot and wounded Edwin Simpson with a shotgun in Burnaby. Samuel was held at Oakalla prison; and a jury found Samuel unfit to stand trial because of insanity, so the Order-in-Council was to send him to Essondale hospital for evaluation.
Edwin Simpson,( Leeds, Yorkshire 1880 - 1959 ) worked as a coremaker/ mouldmaker, at the Terminal City Iron Works. He lived at 4255 Rumble Street, in Burnaby. Edwin’s parents were Robert Simpson, and Eliza Inman
Samuel Hayes Williams and Edwin Simpson’s backyards would have adjoined each other.
Edwin was married in 1913 to Maude Pavitt? (Parett?) ( 1891 – 1937 ) his second marriage was to Marjorie Lief McGuiness,( 1884 – 1970 ) neé Marjorie Lief Laing. Marjorie was a widow of Charles McGuiness ( 1881 – 1941 )
After being held at Oakalla prison for nearly six months Samuel Hayes Williams was sent to Essondale hospital where he spent the last four months of his life, he died on the 3rd of October 1940 at Essondale, an autopsy was done and cause of death was coronary sclerosis; arteriosclerosis, and arteriosclerotic dementia
He was prepared for burial by Bowell and Sons, funeral parlour in New Westminster, Samuel Hayes Williams was finally buried in the Woodlands cemetery, at New Westminster, B.C.
The death certificate states that he was here for 40 years, single, and Church of England, was his faith.