Atkins, John Milner (1866-1938)

Mr. J. M. Atkins, June 17, 1937; Vancouver City Archives, Port P308; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-j-m-atkins.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 637.

 

John Milner Atkins was a druggist. He lived at 1898 Robson Street from 1900 to 1938.

 

Family Background

John Milner Atkins was born on February 8, 1866, in Westchester, Nova Scotia.

 

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, Registration Year: 1866; Book: 1805; Page: 17; Number: 246; https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1805-17&Event=birth&ID=20937.

 

His parents were John Milner Atkins, Senior (about 1834-1895) and Mary Lydiard Yuill (1835-1903). John Milner Atkins, Senior was a bookkeeper.

Both parents were living in Vancouver in the late 1800s.

John Milner Atkins, Senior, died in 1895. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Chilliwack Progress (Chilliwack, British Columbia), February 13, 1895, page 2, column 3.

 

Mary Atkins died in 1903. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, January 12, 1903, page 1, column 4.

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, January 12, 1903, page 5, columns 6-7.

 

Early Business Life

In 1883, John Milner Atkins worked for a wholesale drug company at St. John, New Brunswick.

He later had his own business in Truro, Nova Scotia, for about five years.

 

Marriage to Lilla Baker

On October 17, 1889 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, John married Lilla Etta Baker. She was born in Nova Scotia on November 18, 1862. Her parents were John Baker and Emma Elderkin.

 

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, Registration Year: 1889; Book: 1810; Page: 44; Number: 154; https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1810-44&Event=marriage&ID=29226.

 

 

To Vancouver

John and Lilla arrived in Vancouver about 1891.

John joined his brother, Thomas, in a drug company called Atkins and Atkins. In 1895, he joined with Henry McDowell in a new company called McDowell, Atkins and Watson.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 24, column 7.

 

 

McDowell Atkins Drugs, detail from Corner Main and Hastings in 1905; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2869; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/corner-main-and-hastings-in-1905.

 

In 1910, the firm of McDowell, Atkins and Watson transferred its druggist business to the Owl Drug Company, and John set up Atkins and Watson, Ltd., as a company to hold his assets.

 

Social Activities and Later Life

John was associated with the Cascade Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Rite of the Masons, and he became a thirty-third degree Scottish Rite member. He was a member of the Vancouver Pioneers’ Society.

John died in Vancouver on August 3, 1938. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 4, 1938, page 2, column 3.

 

Lilla died in Vancouver on April 26, 1944. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, April 28, 1944, page 21, column 2.

 

John and Lilla had the following children.

 

Geraldine Estelle Atkins

Geraldine Estelle Atkins was born in Truro, Nova Scotia on February 7, 1891.

On May 8, 1912, in Vancouver, she married Theodore Parker Moorehead. He was an architect and civil engineer who lived at 1875 Robson Street in 1912. He was born on March 27, 1884, in Hankow, China. His parents were Theodore Moorehead (born 1844) and Ida Anstress Oakman (1854-1919).

The Moorehead family later moved to California.

Geraldine died in Berkeley, California, on January 4, 1929.

 

Oakland Tribune, January 5, 1929, page 21, column 9.

Oakland Tribune, January 5, 1929, page 21, column 9.

 

Theodore died in Alameda County, California, on October 1, 1965.

Geraldine and Theodore had four children.

Further information appears on the page for Theodore Parker Moorehead.

 

Basil Elmo Atkins

 

Honor Roll – From the “McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918,” McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926; reproduced in Canadian Virtual War Memorial: In memory of: Captain Basil Elmo Atkins, February 25, 1917, Kut-El-Amara, Iraq; https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1655179.

 

Basil Elmo Atkins was born in Vancouver on October 10, 1892.

He was a brilliant student who became a Rhodes Scholar in 1914.

He served with the North Staffordshire Regiments in the First World War.

He died on February 25, 1917 in Kut-El-Amara, Iraq (Mesopotamia). He was buried in Basra Memorial Cemetery in Iraq.

 

Kathleen Baker Atkins

Kathleen Atkins was born in Vancouver on October 1, 1895.

She travelled often, especially to China in earlier years.

 

Vancouver Province, February 23, 1918, page 8, column 4.

 

In 1919, Kathleen became engaged to Henry Ferdinand Merrill II. He was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on October 5, 1890. He was an employee of Standard Oil Company of New York.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1919, page 17, columns 3-5.

 

Kathleen went to China in October 1919, along with her parents and her sister, Geraldine.

 

Vancouver Province, October 2, 1919, page 8, column 2.

 

The marriage was in Shanghai, China on October 23, 1919. The British and American consular services both kept records of the marriage.

 

Ancestry.com. UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1628-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; General Register Office: Foreign Registers and Returns; Class: RG 33; Piece: 15. Name: Henry Ferdinand Merrill 2nd; Gender: Male; Birth Date: abt 1890; Marriage Age: 29; Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1919; Marriage Place: Shanghai, China; Event Type: Marriage; Father: Frederick Josiah Merrill; Spouse: Kathleen Baker Atkins; Spouse Gender: Female; Spouse Marriage Age: 24; Father-in-law: John Milner Atkins; Piece Description: RG 33: Foreign Registers and Returns, 1627-1960.

 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Consular Reports of Marriages, 1910-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Marriage Reports in State Department Decimal Files, 1910-1949; Record Group: 59, General Records of the Department of State, 1763 – 2002; Series ARC ID: 2555709; Series MLR Number: A1, Entry 3001; Series Box Number: 479; File Number: 133/1302. Name: Henry Ferdinand Merrill; Age: 29; Birth Year: abt 1890; Birth Place: Melrose, Massachusetts; Spouse’s name: Kathleen Baker Atkins; Spouse’s Age: 23; Spouse’s Birth Year: abt 1896; Spouse’s Birth Place: Vancouver, Canada; Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1919; Marriage Place: The Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, China; Consular Location: Shanghai, China; File Number: 133/1302; Certificate in File: Yes.

In 1921, Henry and Kathleen travelled from China to Boston, Massachusetts. They had a long stop in Vancouver to visit with Kathleen’s parents.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 6, 1921, page 6, column 3.

 

In later years they lived in the eastern United States.

Henry died in Amherst, New Hampshire, in November 1969.

Kathleen in Amherst in March 1980.

 

Barron Milner (“Barry”) Atkins

Barron Milner Atkins was born in Vancouver on October 29, 1899.

He became a bank clerk.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

In August 1935, in San Francisco, California, he married Mabel Althea Cameron. She was born on October 29, 1907, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her parents were John Oliver Roscoe Conkling Cameron and Elsie Mable Hilton.

 

Vancouver Province, August 23, 1935, page 10, columns 2-5.

 

Barron died in Vancouver on November 27, 1976.

Mabel died in 2000. (The death notice called her “Althea Cameron Atkins.”)

 

Vancouver Province, March 19, 2000, page E5, column 2.

 

 

Other Relatives

John Milner Atkins had many relatives, some of whom are listed in the sources below.

One of his nephews was Harry Tremaine Logan, who was a professor at the University of British Columbia. Harry married Gwyneth Murray, who was a daughter of James Augustus Henry Murray (1837-1915), the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

 

Sources

Atkins Family

McDowell, Atkins & Watson – Cordova and Cambie, http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/mcdowell-atkins-watson-cordova-and-cambie-se/

1898 BC Voters List; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votean.htm

Atkins, John Milner, 633 Homer St, Chemist, Van

Atkins, John Milner, 1016 Nelson St, Accountant, Van

 

Mountain View Burials

ATKINS, Barron (Barry) Milner Dec-12-1978 OLD/1/03/003/0008
ATKINS, John M. Aug-03-1938 OLD/1/03/003/0006
ATKINS, John M. Feb-12-1895 OLD/1/03/003/0012
ATKINS, Lilla Etta Apr-27-1944 OLD/1/03/003/0005
ATKINS, Mable Althea Sep-23-2002 OLD/1/03/003/0008
ATKINS, Mary S. Jan-10-1903 OLD/1/03/003/0011

 

John Milner Atkins Senior (father of John Milner Atkins)

John Milner Atkins (1826–1895); Birth: ABT 1826, Quebec, Canada; Death: 12 FEB 1895, Vancouver, BC, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2X-7JM : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John M Atkins, 12 Feb 1895; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13092, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927120.

“Passed the Divide: Mr. John Atkins Passes Away After a Lingering Illness,” Vancouver Daily New-Advertiser, February 13, 1895, page 5: “At the residence of Capt. Logan, Eighth avenue, Fairview, yesterday morning at 6:30 a.m., the death occurred of Mr. John M. Atkins, aged 61 years. Deceased was father-in-law of Capt. Logan and had been unwell since Christmas. His weakened condition was aggravated by an abscess, requiring an operation after which he continued to decline. He was born in Quebec where he received a mercantile education and for years was in business there. When still young he removed to Nova Scotia, where he married Miss Mary Yuill, of Truro. Some years ago he came to Vancouver , where he has since resided. Mrs. Atkins and several of his children survive him, all of whom live in the Province. Three sons, Thos. E., R.O., and James are in business in this City and J. Milner is in Nanaimo. The eldest daughter is Mrs. J.A. Logan of Chilliwack. The other two are Mrs. Capt. Logan and Mrs. Dr. Jackson of this City. The deceased was well known in Vancouver and was highly respected, both here and in Nova Scotia. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the residence of Cap. Logan.”

 

Mary Lydiard Yuill (wife of John Milner Atkins Senior)

Mary L Yuill (1835–1903); Birth: 5 AUG 1835, Old Barns, Colchester Co, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 10 JAN 1903, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Vancouver Daily World, January 10, 1903, page 3: “The many friends of Mrs. Atkins, mother of Mr. T.E. Atkins and Mrs. (Captain) Logan, will be pleased to learn that her condition is slightly improved.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVB-V3B : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Mary L Atkins, 10 Jan 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13094, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927122.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVB-V31 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Mary L Atkins, 10 Jan 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13094, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927122.

Vancouver News-Advertiser, January 11, 1903, page 12: “The announcement of the death of Mrs. J.M. Atkins will be received with regret by many residents of this City. The deceased, who was 67 years of age, had long been a resident of Vancouver, and was the mother of Messrs. T.E. and J.M. Atkins, of the McDowell, Atkins, Watson Company, and Mr. R.O. Atkins, of Messrs. Atkins & Johnson. The sad event took place on Saturday evening at the residence of Captain Logan, 1900 Robson Street, after a brief illness, heart weakness being the cause of death. The funeral will take place from the residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.”

“Regretted – Is the Death of the Late Mrs. Mary L. Atkins,” Vancouver Daily World, January 12, 1903, page 5: “After a lingering illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude to the last, there passed to her rest on Saturday a most estimable woman in the person of Mrs. Mary L. Atkins. The deceased died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Logan, wife of Captain Logan of Robson street. She was born at the pretty little town of Clifton, N.S., on August 5, 1835. Eleven years ago, accompanied by her husband, the late Mr. J.M. Atkins, she came to Vancouver, and four years later Mrs. Atkins passed away. The deceased lady leaves four sons and three daughters. The sons are Mr. T.E. Atkins, Mr. J. H. Atkins, Mr. J.M. Atkins and Mrs. R.O. Atkins, while the daughters are Mrs. John. A. Logan of Eburne, Mrs. (Dr.) C.A. Jackson and Mrs. (Capt.) Logan. The late Mrs. Atkins bore a beautiful character in every relation of life; beloved by all who knew her and idolized by her family. The funeral took place this afternoon from the residence of Captain Logan, 1900 Robson street, and was attended by many old friends. The services at the house and grave were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Scoular, of New Westminster, and Rev. Mr. Miller, and the pall-bearers were Mr. James Stark, Mr. A. Muir, Ald. James McQueen, Mr. J.T. Brown, Mr. J. Youdall and Mr. J.G. Scott.”

“Death of Mrs. Atkins,” Vancouver Province, January 12, 1903, page 1 (similar to article in Vancouver Daily World, above).

Mary Lydiard Atkins, obituary, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, January 13, 1903, page 4 (similar to article in Vancouver Daily World; adds details senders of flower tributes).

 

John Milner Atkins

John Milner Atkins (1866–1938); Birth: 8 FEBRUARY 1866, Westchester Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 3 AUGUST 1938, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMLX-BRP : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Milner Atkins, 1866, Birth; citing p. 17, volume 1805, , Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F24H-4TL : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Milner Atkins, 08 Feb 1866; citing Westchester, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, 08 Feb 1866, reference item 1 p 17; FHL microfilm 1298667.

“Owl Drug Company: Faithful Employes [sic] Take Over Business of Long-established Company,” Vancouver Province, December 16, 1910, page 9.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLL-32N : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Milner Atkins, 03 Aug 1938; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13163, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953196.

“J.M. Atkins, Pioneer of Vancouver, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, August 4, 1938, page 2.

“John M. Atkins, Pioneer, Dies,” Vancouver Province, August 4, 1938, page 5 (includes photograph of J.M. Atkins).

John Milner Atkins, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 5, 1938, page 17.

 

Lilla Etta Baker (wife of John Milner Atkins)

Lilla Etta Baker (1866–1944); Birth: OCT 1866, Amherst, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 26 APR 1944, Vancouver, BC, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVY-3BJ : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Lilla Etta Atkins, 26 Apr 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13182, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983205.

“Death Claims Mrs. J.M. Atkins,” Vancouver Province, April 28, 1944, page 6.

Lilla Etta Atkins, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 28, 1944, page 21; Vancouver Sun, April 28, 1944, page 19.

 

Geraldine Estelle Atkins (daughter of John Milner Atkins)

Geraldine Estelle Atkins (1891–1925); Birth: 07 FEB 1891, Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 1925, British Columbia, Canada [sic] (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-VQ9 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Geraldine Atkins in household of James M Atkins, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXDR-KS7 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Ida Anstrus Oakman, 11 May 1854; citing Marshfield, Massachusetts, p 291, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1428234.

“Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NW1H-L9S : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Theodore Moorehead and Ida Anstress Oakman, 16 Aug 1876; citing V 281 P 277 L 11, Marshfield, Massachusetts, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1433036.

Theodore Moorehead, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/o/r/Donald-Winfield-Porter/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0753.html

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-4DY : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Theodore Parker Moorehead and Geraldine Estelle Atkins, 08 May 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983704.

Social and Personal News, Vancouver Province, May 8, 1912, page 8: “The marriage of Miss Geraldine Estelle Atkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milner Atkins, to Mr. Theodore Parker Moorehead, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moorehead of this city, is announced to take place in St. John’s Church at 8 o’clock this evening.”

Wedding Bells, Geraldine Estelle Atkins and Theodore Parker Moorehead, Vancouver Sun, May 9, 1912, page 7.

Social and Personal News, Vancouver Province, May 9, 1912, page 8: marriage of Geraldine Estelle Atkins and Theodore Parker Moorehead.

“Geraldine Atkins Dies in California,” Vancouver Province, January 5, 1929, page 1: “Known to a host of Vancouver friends as Geraldine Atkins, outstanding social and athletic figure, Mrs. T.P. Moorehead died suddently Friday at her home in California, according to news received here. Mrs. Moorehead resided here prior to her marriage in 1913 [sic] to T.P. Moorehead, architect and engineer of Shanghai, whom she met in the course of a world tour. Her parent, Mr. and Mrs. John Milner Atkins, were in the Berkeley home at the time of their daughter’s death, having joined her and her husband for the Christmas season. Mr. and Mrs. Atkins reside here. Mrs. Moorehead was born in Nova Scotia thirty-eight years ago. When the family residence was moved to Vancouver she was educated at Mlle. Kearn’s institution. Later she attended Havergal College, Toronto. After her marriage she settled in Berkeley, where she leaves her husband and four children. Besides her parents she is survived by Mrs. Henry Merrill, a sister in Shanghai, and Barrie, brother, in Berkley. Her elder brother, B. Elmo, Rhodes scholar, was killed in active service in Mesopotamia.”

“Local Woman Dies in South: Mrs. T.P. Moorehead Passes Suddenly,” Vancouver Sun, Janu7ary 5, 1929, page 24.

Geraldine Estelle Moorehead, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 1929, page 16.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCX2-KH9 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Theodore P Moorehead, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0284, sheet 5B, family 136, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 110.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K824-GLR : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Geraldine E Atkins in entry for Basil Elmo Atkins Moorehead and Harriet Emma Goldsmith, 09 Jun 1950; citing p. 253, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2117735.

 

Basil Elmo (“Tommy”) Atkins (son of John Milner Atkins)

Basil Elmo Atkins (1893–1917); Birth: NOV 1893, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 25 FEB 1917, killed in WWI (ancestry.ca).

Rhodes Scholars, McGill University, Basil Elmo Atkins, http://www.sirc.ca/news_view.cfm?id=24953

“Vancouver Boy to be Rhodes Scholar: Basil Atkins is Chosen by the British Columbia Scholarship Committee,” VAncovuer Province, June 9, 1914, page 1.

Captain Basil Elmo Atkins, Died: February 25, 1917, http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=60583

Captain Basil Elmo Atkins, http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/1712-25-february-1917-capt-basil-elmo-atkins.html

Basil Elmo Atkins, http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-i/70558/captain-basil-elmo-atkins/

Captain Basil Elmo Atkins, http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-i/70558/captain-basil-elmo-atkins/

“Lieut. B.E. Atkins Killed Near Bagdad,” Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1917, page 9.

Basil Elmo Atkins, University of British Columbia, Record of Service, 1914-1918, page 11, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/misc/record_of_service_WWI.pdf/

 

Kathleen Baker Atkins (daughter of John Milner Atkins)

Kathleen Baker Atkins (1895–1938); Birth: 01 OCT 1895, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death AFT. 1938, British Columbia, Canada [sic] (ancestry.ca).

Kathleen Baker Atkins (1895–1980); Birth: 01 OCT 1895, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: MAR 1980, Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8),” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW24-GJP : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Milner Atkins in entry for Kathleen Baker Alkino, 23 Oct 1919, Marriage; citing p. 199, Shanghai, China, record group RG33, Public Record Office, London.

“England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8),” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWNF-8R3 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Henry Ferdinand Merrill, 23 Oct 1919, Marriage; citing p. 199, Shanghai, China, record group RG33, Public Record Office, London.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDZH-7QN : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen Baker Merrill, 1929.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDZH-749 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen Baker Merrill, 1929.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24NY-F5W : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen Baker Merrill, 1934.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/242Z-SZS : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen B Merrill, 1938.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLST-WT5 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen Baker Merrill, 22 Oct 1939; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Heian Maru, arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia, Japan, line 1, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 24, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLZM-F6X : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen Baker Merrill, 18 Nov 1940; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Asia, arrival port Victoria, British Columbia, , line 3, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 25, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPRW-KN5 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Kathleen Baker Merrill, 18 Nov 1940; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Empress of Asia, arrival port Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, , line 3, NARA microfilm publication M1465, roll 25, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPHJ-FPD : accessed 11 Apr 2014), null, Nov 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMFD-VYW : accessed 11 Apr 2014), null, Mar 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Henry Ferdinand Merrill (husband of Kathleen Baker Atkins)

Henry Ferdinand Merrill 2nd (1890–1969); Birth: 5 OCT 1890, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; Death: NOV 1969, Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

Barron Milner Atkins (son of John Milner Atkins)

Barron Milner Atkins (1899–1978); Birth: 29 OCT 1899, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 27 NOV 1978, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Barron Milner Atkins (29 October 1899 – 27 November 1978); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/LYYM-ZPY.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-VQQ : 16 December 2019), Reginald [sic] Atkins in household of James M Atkins, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKN7 : 16 March 2018), Barry M Atkins in entry for John M Atkins, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCX2-KHW : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Barron M Atkins in household of Theodore P Moorehead, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0284, sheet 5B, family 136, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 110.

“California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL4B-5RD4 : 28 November 2018), Barron Milner Atkins and Mabel Althea Cameron, 09 Aug 1935; citing Marriage, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, San Francisco Public Library, California; FamilySearch digital folder 004283894.

“From San Francisco” Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Atkins,” Vancouver Province, August 23, 1935, page 10: “Spending a part of their honeymoon in this city are Mr. and Mrs. Barron Milner Atkins, who were married recently in San Francisco. They are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Atkins, Robson street. The bride is the daughter of Mr. R.C. Cameron and the late Mrs. Cameron of Winnipeg. Many social events have been given in ho0nor of the popular bride and groom.” (includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Atkins).

Society, Vancouver Sun, August 24, 1935, page 15: “In the course of their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Barron Milner Atkins of San Francisco are visiting the former home-city of the groom, guests of Mr. Atkins’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Atkins. Prior to her marriage in the Golden Gate city on August 9, Mrs. Atkins was Mabel Althea Cameron, eldest daughter of Mr. R.C. Cameron and the late Mrs. Cameron of Winnipeg.” (includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Atkins.)

Social Register of Canada (first edition, 1958), page 54: “Atkins, Mr./Mrs. Barry, 3498 S.W. Marine.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB1-FY4 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Barron Milner Atkins, 27 Nov 1978; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13590, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051225.

Barron Milner Atkins, Vancouver Express (strike paper during strike of Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province), November 29, 1978, page 25: “Atkins – Barron Milder on November 27, 1978, a native son born in Vancouver in 1899. He is survived by his wife, Althea; his daughters, Mrs. John (Geraldine) Sanderson, Mrs. Denis (Marguerite) Jesson; his sons, Christopher and John; 10 grandsons; 3 grand-daughters and his sister, Mrs. Henry (Kathleen) Merrill. He was a Past Master of Adoniram Lodge (Masonic) and was a member of the Scottish Rite. Memorial services will be held at Knox United Church on Thursday, November 30, at 11 a.m. Rev. Gordon How and Dr. H.A. Watts officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements through First Memorial Services.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRC-KZ23 : 28 September 2018), Barron Milner Atkins, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 192445999, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192445999: “Barron Milner Atkins; Birth: 29 Oct 1899, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 27 Nov 1978 (aged 79); Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: OLD-1-03-003-0008; Memorial ID: 192445999.”

 

Mabel Althea Cameron (wife of Barron Milner Atkins)

Manitoba Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1907-002834, marriage date: December 27, 1906; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Rosco Couckling Cameron and Elsie Mable Hilton,

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1907-11515168, Mabel Althea Cameron, born October 29, 1907, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mother: Elsie Mable Cilton.

Manitoba Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1924-036171, Elsie Mabel Cameron, died September 23, 1924, Winnipeg, Manitoba, aged 40 years.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-F7QM : 16 March 2018), Mabel Althea Cameron in entry for John Oliver Roscoe Conklin Cameron, 1911; citing Census, Winnipeg Sub-Districts 1-29, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,671.

1911 Census of Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg, 15 Winnipeg, page 50, family 497, lines 21-24, Cameron, John Oliver Roscoe Conklin, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=33429&highlight=21&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Oliver+Roscoe+Conklin+Cameron.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNM-GYY : accessed 10 May 2020), Mabel Cameron in household of James De Lara, San Francisco (Districts 1-250), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 237, sheet 10B, line 97, family 215, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 203; FHL microfilm 2,339,938.

“California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL45-LL1G : 28 November 2018), Barron M Atkins and Mabel A Cameron, 09 Aug; citing Marriage, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, San Francisco Public Library, California; FamilySearch digital folder 004268723.

“California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL4B-1WT5 : 28 November 2018), Barron Milner Atkins and Mabel Althea Cameron, 09 Aug 1935; citing Marriage, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, San Francisco Public Library, California; FamilySearch digital folder 004283894.

“California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL4T-RGDG : 28 November 2018), Barron M Atkins and Mabel A Cameron, 09 Aug 1935; citing Marriage, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, San Francisco Public Library, California; FamilySearch digital folder 004269731.

Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, July 7, 1953, Page 23, Roscoe C. Cameron, aged 73, beloved father . . .

Althea (Cameron) Atkins, death notice, 92, Vancouver Sun, March 17, 2000; Vancouver Province, March 19, 2000.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRC-FRXT : 28 September 2018), Mabel Althea Cameron Atkins, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 192446383, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192446383: “Mabel Althea Cameron Atkins; Birth: 29 Oct 1907, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Death: 15 Feb 2000 (aged 92); Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: OLD/1/03/003/0008; Memorial ID: 192446383.”

 

James Henry Atkins (brother of John Milner Atkins)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGR-ZXT : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Milner Atkins in household of James Henry Atkins, 30 May 1935; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13153, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953017.

 

Sarah Francis Atkins (sister of John Milner Atkins) (married to James Johnston Logan of 1900 Robson Street)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL4-CVX : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Sarah Frances Logan, 29 Aug 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13191, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032423.

 

Robert Oliphant Atkins (brother of John Milner Atkins)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-8XF : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Robert Oliphant Atkins and Eliza Irene Mcalister, 27 Apr 1892; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983529.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-3L9 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Robert Oliphant Atkins and Jessie Sarah Blemitron, 16 Mar 1904; citing Eburn, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27XB-V2Y : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Robert O Atkins, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK2-8J4 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Millner Atkins in household of Robert Oliphant Atkins, 16 Dec 1929; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13137, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952649.

 

Margaret Alice Atkins (sister of John Milner Atkins)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKN-M66 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Margaret Alice Jackson, 26 May 1920; citing Penticton B C, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927294.

 

Thomas Edward Atkins (brother of John Milner Atkins)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2W-YJF : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Thomas Edward Atkins, 13 Apr 1925; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13126, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927303.

 

Barbara Elizabeth Atkins (sister of John Milner Atkins)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-K8C : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John A Logan, E, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 1, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27XB-LF3 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), J A Logan, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVG-RHV : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John Albert Logan, 28 Feb 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13142, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952653.

Final Tribute Paid Dr. Logan: Funeral of Veteran Minister Marked by Reference to Useful Career: Recall Associations,” Vancouver Province, Marcy 3, 1931, page 20.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL28-Y6B : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Barbara Elizabeth Logan, 22 May 1930; citing University Hill, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13139, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952854.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8G-T3Z : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John William Logan and Ella Marion Mohr, 12 Dec 1916; citing Enderby, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1984109.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR2-Y68 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), John William Logan, 24 May 1961; citing West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13251, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033372.

 

Harry Tremaine Logan (son of John Albert Logan and Barbara Elizabeth Atkins)

Harry Tremaine Logan, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1969, page 131.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26X6-YF3 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Harry T Logan and null, 1916.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26XX-PLY : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Gwyneth K L R Murray and null, 1916.

Birth notice: Vancouver World, June 10-, 1920, page 18, “Logan – June 7 to Gwyneth, wife of Major H.T. Logan, M.C., University of British Columbia, a daughter.”

“The Colonel Taught Greek; Now He Can Read His Plaque,” Vancouver Sun, January 19, 1959, page 16 (includes photograph of Col. Harry Logan”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYL-QD7 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Harry Tremaine Logan, 25 Feb 1971; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13308, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034216.

 

 

Gwyneth Nesta Lilian Ruthven Murray (daughter of James August Henry Murray, and wife of Harry Tremaine Logan)

James Murray (lexicographer), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Murray_(lexicographer)

Caught in the Web of Words: James A.H. Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary, Katherine Maud Elisabeth Murray, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1979.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/4LTQ-3T2 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Gwyneth N S R Murray, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X9Y2-LF4 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Gwyneth L N R Murray, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26X6-YF3 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Harry T Logan and null, 1916.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26XX-PLY : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Gwyneth K L R Murray and null, 1916.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24P6-6NR : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Gwyneth N L R Logan, 1947.

John Elmo Murray Logan, Canadian Virtual War Memorial, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2059545: “In memory of Lieutenant John Elmo Murray Logan who died on August 12, 1944. Military Service: Age:27; Force: Army; Unit: Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, R.C.A.C.; Division:27th Armd. Regt.Additional Information: Son of Lt.-Col. Harry Tremaine Logan and Gwyneth Nesta Lilian Ruthven Logan, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Lieutenant Logan was a graduate of the Unviersity of British Columbia, earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1937. B.A. 1937 and former Psi Upsilon fraternity member. He was also a Rhodes Scholar and member of Students’ Council. Cemetery: BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY; Calvados, France; Grave Reference:IV. F. 2; Commemorated on Page 367 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.”

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