I don't have any particulars in my personal family file citing an unknown Acton born Edmonton @ 1897 and wife moving to Vancouver,BC. However, I looked at the 1901 Canadian census and located three Acton families living in the Territories who had sons born @ 1896/1897. Two of the three families were in Saskatchewan.This was the remaining family & they lived in Edmonton, Alta.
ACTON, EDGAR born 24 May 1868 Ontario, age 32. ACTON, ANNIE born 10 Mar 1864 Ontario, age 37. ACTON, WM. E.2 Sep 1896 Alta, age 5. ACTON, ANNIE O.26 May 1898 Alta, age 2. ACTON, MARY M.25 Sep 1900 Alta,-----
I then checked the WW1 Military records and found the following (In 1916):
WILLIAM EDGAR ACTON residing at 439 - 29th ave, East Vancouver.He states that he was born 4 Sept 1895 in Edmonton, Alberta.His next of kin is his mother MRS. ANNIE ACTON and she, too, resides in Vancouver at the same address. His occupation is that of a druggist and is single.
So this information tells me that he is not yet married.If he and his wife moved to Vancouver in later years and then had their three daughters, this is probably not the person you are seeking.
Not to give up I checked the marriage indexes for British Columbia and found the following:
ACTON, WILLIAM married CATHERINE THOMPSON 7 Oct 1926 in Vancouver, BC.
Then I checked the death indexes and located the following:
CATHERINE ACTON died 11 Nov 1948 at Vancouver, age 49 (thus she would have been born @1899 as you stated in your initial inquiry)
WILLIAM EDGAR ACTON died 20 Nov 1961 in Vancouver at the age of 65 years would would bring his birth year to about 1896.
I looked at all of the Acton deaths and these two folks seems to fit all of the particulars that you mentioned.
If you have any additional data concerning the daughters or their married names, please let me know and when I can get up to the Cloverdale Library (BC) I will check the city directories for you.
Oh, my Acton relative actually ended up being Walter Percy Acton.The son of William Percy Acton and Dell Sara Lyman. William Percy Acton was born in England, the son of William and Lucy Acton.Would have liked to have connected our two lines but can't see it happening at this time.