Akhurst, William Adolphus (1878-1950)

William Adolphus Akhurst - 1916 - Who's Who and Why - page 9

William Adolphus Akhurst – 1916 – Who’s Who and Why – page 9

William Adolphus Akhurst lived at 1844 Barclay Street from 1914 to 1924. Although he had an engineering background, he spent much of his career selling industrial machinery and supplies.

He was born at Coaticook, Quebec, on January 12, 1878. His father was Robert Akhurst; his mother was Alice Hunt.

He studied mechanical engineering and went to work for the Canadian Rand Company at Sherbrooke, Quebec until 1903. Then he moved to Vancouver, where he worked with the Canadian Fairbanks Morse Company. In 1938, he established Akhurst Machinery Ltd., which sold industrial equipment, machinery and supplies.

He was a member of the Vancouver Club, the Vancouver Yacht Club and Shaughnessy Golf Club.

On June 21, 1906, in Coaticook, Quebec, he married Winifred Eliza Nunns. She was born in the province of Quebec on February 25, 1878. Her father was Francis Henry Nunns; her mother was Mary Stevens.

Winifred was active in the Elizabeth Fry Society, and she received Vancouver’s Good Citizen award for her work in aiding women prisoners. She was a former president of the Women’s Canadian Club, and was on the executive of the Women’s Musical Club. For seven years, she was president of the St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church Women’s Missionary Society.

William died in Vancouver on June 5, 1950. He was buried in Ocean View Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Winifred died in Vancouver on January 29, 1966. She was buried in Ocean View Memorial Park in Burnaby.

William and Winifred had the following children

Francis Robert Akhurst

Francis Robert Akhurst was born in Vancouver on July 3, 1907. He married Ann Hall. He died in Vancouver on February 18, 1955. He was buried in Ocean View Memorial Park in Burnaby.

Harold Weldon Akhurst

Harold Weldon Akhurst was born in Vancouver on August 17, 1913. On September 14, 1940, he married Jeanne E. Loghrin.

Doris Winifred Akhurst

Doris Winifred Akhurst was born in British Columbia on July 15, 1922. She died in Vancouver on November 7, 1922.

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William Adolphus Akhurst

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Francis Robert Akhurst (son of William Adolphus Akhurst)

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Doris Winifred Akhurst (daughter of William Adolphus Akhurst)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKN-YLL : accessed 01 Mar 2014), Doris Winifred Akhurst, 1922.

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