Jasper Mallory Daniels (aka Allen Farrell)
Jasper Mallory Daniels was a famous wooden ship builder who lived most of his life on the Strait of Georgia.He built more than 40 wooden ships entirely by hand and without the use of power tools.His ancestor is John Daniels of Rutland Vt who married 1796 Phebe Miller.This John Daniels is said to be the descenant of Capt Nathaniel Daniels of Rutland and previously MA. (But the dates don't match)Phebe Miller's parents, Aaron Miller and Ruth Ingalls were also from MA.
(11) Jasper Mallory Daniels Jr 10 May 1912 Died in hospital with pneumonia and kidney failurewhile living on the China Cloud at Lasquiti Island BC d 13 Mar 2002 (one week to the day after his sister Lois died)(aka Allan Ferrell) Vancouver, Canada = (1) 1933 Bellingham WA Betty Crawford c 1917 of Point Grey Vancouver BC CN (2) Gladys Nightengale 22 Apr 1907 Woodstock Ont Canada (aka Sheri Ferrell) (Charles Nightingale = Edith Georgiana Schmidt) (Karl Schmidt) Jasper was a famous wooden ship builder in the Strait of Georgia under the name Allen Farrell with two books written about him, Salt on the Wind, and Sailing Back in Time.
“He was born Jasper Mallory Daniels on May 12, 1912, in Vancouver, named for his father, who had left the United States with his brother Henry, after deserting from the American military.While Mallory did not recall any specific stories regarding their arrival in Canada, his father’s and uncle’s decision to head north speaks of a fundamental unwillingness to participate in organized violence that would also characterize the life of the younger Jasper Mallory Daniels.Throughout his early life, he was called Mallory, or Mal.
Mallory spent is earliest years living at Siwash Creek, at the head of Powell Lake, where his family homesteaded.On a bare, stump-strewn flat beside the waters of Powell Lake, they built a sturdy log home with a fieldstone fireplace, encircled by a picket fence.Bushes thick with berries grew on the hillsides and among the charred stumps that surrounded their carefully tended garden.His father worked at a variety of jobs on the lake.Even though he worked with his hands, Jasper was a gentleman, who educated himself by reading widely, and was always well-dressed, wherever he went.Mallory was six when the First World War ended….
…Gladys Nightingale was 37 when she met Mallory Daniels.Born April 22, 1907 in Woodstock Ontario, she was raised as the only child of Charles Nightingale, a violinist and piano player….she was a member of the June Roper Dancers…she trained and performed, and during the 1920’s participated in Vancouver’s well-known Theatre Under the Stars...”Salt On the Wind by Dan Rubin