Almond, Henry Elston (1876-1929)

Henry Elston Almond - detail from CVA 371-3009 - Administration Board Greater Vancouver Water District

Henry Elston Almond – detail from CVA 371-3009 – Administration Board Greater Vancouver Water District

Henry Elston Almond was a successful real estate investor. He had a chain of drug stores, as well as a large dairy and ice cream operation. He lived at 1836 Comox Street from 1909 to 1917. Almond Park in Kitisilano is named after him.

He was born on December 6, 1876, in Heckington , Lincolnshire, England.

His father was Elston Almond (1849-1899); his mother was Jane Wise.

He arrived in Canada on June 11, 1898.

On April 4, 1904, in Vancouver, he married Jane Layfield Boyd. She was born on October 19, 1884, in Sudbury, Ontario. Her father was George L. Boyd (1855-1925); her mother was Isabel Brown (1850-1932).

About 1907, he started the Almond Creamery Company, which was at the corner of Railway Avenue and Gore Avenue for some time. For a time, Almond’s Ice Cream was available at English Bay.

[Almond's Ice Cream] Store, English Bay - AM1535 - CVA 99-3097

[Almond’s Ice Cream] Store, English Bay – AM1535 – CVA 99-3097

In 1912, he bought an ALCO truck (made by the American Locomotive Company of Providence, Rhode Island); the truck cost $4000, which was a vast sum at that time.

In 1916, some joy riders broke into the garage at 1936 Comox Street and stole Mr. Almond’s five-passenger Ford car. The car later appeared in the 300 block of Pender Street.

He was an alderman in the Vancouver City council in 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Liberal Party in the British Columbia provincial election in 1928.

He was chairman of the Vancouver City Council’s finance committee in 1928. He went to Ottawa with the Vancouver delegation which was applying for a federal government contribution toward the cost of the Burrard Street Bridge. After the visit to Ottawa, he was on a tour of the United States. While he was on the train from New Orleans, he became ill, and he was taken to Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas. He died in Houston on January 8, 1929.

He died in Houston, Texas in July 1929, while on a tour of the United States.

Jane died in Vancouver on August 5, 1929. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Henry and Jane had the following children.

Blanche Almond

Blanche Almond was born on March 24, 1906, in Vancouver.

On August 15, 1931, in Vancouver, she married Hector Gordon Munro. He was born in London England on September 27, 1905. His father was Alexander Finlay Munro; his mother was Elizabeth Lutz.

Hector died in Vancouver on December 2, 1957.

Blanche later married Charles Frederick Bailey.

Blanche died in Vancouver on December 12, 1979.

Charles died in Vancouver on May 21, 1981.

 

Irene Almond

Irene Almond was born on December 19, 1907. She worked in banks and for Boeing Aircraft Canada. She died on March 8, 1999, in North Vancouver.

 

Henry Elston Almond

Henry Elston Almond was born in Vancouver on December 17, 1908.

He worked as a pharmacist.

On October 31, 1931, in New Westminster, British Columbia, he married Mabel Margaret Walker. She was born in Rural Municipality of Cypress, Manitoba on June 9, 1909. Her father was Edwin Walker; her mother was Mary Elizabeth Kilgore. Mabel died in Vancouver on June 9, 1982.

Henry later married Edith, who died before March 14, 1998. Henry died on March 14, 1998.

 

Dorothy Isabel Almond

Dorothy Isabel Almond was born in Vancouver on December 22, 1911 (or October 19, 1911).

She married Jack Andrew Chapman. He was born in Ontario on December 6, 1914. His father was Andrew Chapman; his mother was Florence Louise Cleaver.

Jack died in Vancouver on November 26, 1960.

Dorothy died in Vancouver on Feb 1, 1984.

 

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