I wonder if you came across any of my Marshall family. My great grandfather, James Marshall was a landscape painter and interior decorator in New Westminster, having moved there from Portage la Prairie Manitoba in about 1885. He and my great grandmother, Isobella McNicoll Marshall had a number of children in Portage la Prairie as well as New Westminster. My grandmother, Christina Belle Marshall was born in new Westminster. My great grandfather died c. 1912-13 and my great grandmother c. 1946. My great aunts had interesting names: Andrewina, Jessamine, and Aramintha.
James Marshall was born somewhere around Aberdeen, Scotland according to family information. My great grandmother, in rural Ontario. Their family home for many years in New Westminster was 919 5th Avenue. My parents (my mother being the granddaughter) lived there when they first married in 1933.