Austin, Albert Ernest (1878-1931)

Albert Ernest Austin, Vancouver Sun, October 22, 1931, page 1, column 2.

 

Albert Ernest Austin was a real estate, insurance and financial agent, and a notary public.

He lived at 1821 Haro Street from 1910 to 1915, and at 847 Denman Street from 1916 to 1931.

 

Early Life

Albert Ernest Austin was born on August 28, 1878, near Margate, Kent, England. His parents were Edmond Edward Austin and Annie Sarah Burns.

Albert was educated in public schools in England, and he was employed as a clerk in England.

 

To Canada

Albert came to Canada in 1901, and he had established himself in business in Vancouver by 1902.

For about three years he lived in a series of houses in or near downtown Vancouver, while he was working as a bookkeeper for Colin Fred Jackson and Co. [For more information on Colin Fred Jackson (also called C.F. Jackson), see Alexander Kidd Evans.]

In 1906, Albert was the manager of the Crown Life Insurance Company at 310 West Hastings Street.

By 1907, he had formed a real estate brokerage business with Rowan McDonald Latimer (about 1862-1912).

 

Marriage to Margaret Rowan

On September 1, 1907, in Vancouver, Albert married Margaret Turner Rowan. She was born on November 23, 1878 in Kincardine, Ontario. Her parents were James Rowan and Bessie Turner.

 

Vancouver Province, October 2, 1907, page 9, column 3.

 

Business and Social Life

In 1909, Albert established his own business, called A.E. Austin & Company.

From 1910 to 1914, he lived at 1821 Haro Street.

In 1914, he moved to 847 Denman Street, where he lived for the rest of his time in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 27, 1914, page 6, column 5.

 

In 1916 and 1917, Albert was the president of the Vancouver Stock Exchange, but he later sold his seat on the exchange.

Throughout the period after the First World War and through the 1920s, he continued to operate his real estate business.

He was a member of the Vancouver Riding and Driving Club and the Vancouver Polo Club.

He also belonged to the Terminal City Club, as well as the Mount Hermon Lodge of the  A.F. & A.M. [Ancient Free & Accepted Masonry: http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/afandam.html] and the Sons of England.

 

Second Marriage

On February 14, 1927, Albert’s wife, Margaret, died in Vancouver. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, February 16, 1927, page 21, column 8.

 

Vancouver Province, March 27, 1927, page 4, column 6.

 

On September 1, 1928, in Vancouver, Albert married Dorothy Frances Morgan. Dorothy was born on November 3, 1885, in Femington, Devon, England. Her parents were Devereux Doria de Bretigny and Emmeline Kenmure Morris. (Dorothy was a sister of Devereux Falkiner Pallavicini Doria de Bretigny, who married Gwendolyn Kentish Rankin in 1911.)

Dorothy had been married before (in 1915) to Ernest Stephen Morgan. Ernest was born on August 7, 1883, at Station House, Bicester. He died in Monrovia, California, on March 23, 1925. Ernest and Dorothy had two daughters. One daughter was Marion Morgan, who died in 1918. The other daughter was Ernle Dorothy Morgan.

 

Pasadena Post (Pasadena, California), March 23, 1925, page 2, column 6.

 

 

Pasadena Post (Pasadena, California), March 25, 1925, page 13, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 14, 1928, page 8, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, August 19, 1928, page 37, columns 6-7.

 

Later Life

In the late 1920s, Albert continued his interest in real estate.

In 1929, he was involved in a dispute with the City of Vancouver over the value of a strip of English Bay foreshore lots between Bidwell Street and Nicola Street. The city was assembling the lots as part of the city’s park system. Albert was asking more than double the assessed value of the lot that he owned. (It is not clear what became of Albert’s price request; the city did end up assembling the foreshore property for park purposes.)

On the morning of October 22, 1931, Albert went to a dentist’s office on the top floor of the 15-storey Medical-Dental Building at 925 West Georgia Street.

 

Medical-Dental Building - northwest corner of Georgia Street and Hornby Street - 1930 - detail from Vancouver City Archives - CVA 99-3660 - Canadian National Hotel [Hotel Vancouver]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/canadian-national-hotel-hotel-vancouver-11;rad

Medical-Dental Building – northwest corner of Georgia Street and Hornby Street – 1930 – detail from Vancouver City Archives – CVA 99-3660 – Canadian National Hotel [Hotel Vancouver]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/canadian-national-hotel-hotel-vancouver-11;rad

 

He felt unwell, and he opened the door to the fire escape to get some fresh air. He apparently lost his balance and fell to the ground.

He was taken to the Vancouver General Hospital, where he remained alive for three hours but he ultimately died.

he Vancouver coroner, Doctor William Disbrow Brydone-Jack, held an inquest, which concluded that Albert’s death was an accident.

Albert was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1931, page 22, column 1.

 

Dorothy continued to live in Vancouver; she died on February 23, 1983.

 

Vancouver Province, February 27, 1983, page 37, column 3.

 

Children

Albert and Margaret had the following children.

 

Ernest Rowan Austin

Ernest Rowan Austin was born in Vancouver on May 20, 1909.

On May 22, 1937, in Vancouver, Ernest married Isobel Joss Finlayson. She was born in October 1914 in Vancouver. Her parents were Alexander Finlayson (1883-1916) and Jessie Moir (1886-1936). Alexander Finlayson died while fighting in the First World War.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1937, page 15, column 4.

 

Ernest’s and Isobel’s marriage ended in divorce. Isobel died in Vancouver on June 6, 2005.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 10, 2005, page F6, column 1.

 

On August 24, 1964, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Ernest married Audrey Isabel Stephenson.

 

Red Deer Advocate (Red Deer, Alberta), September 3, 1964, page 12, column 1.

 

Ernest died in Delta, British Columbia on March 4, 1990.

 

Vancouver Province, March 11, 1990, page 122, column 5.

 

Audrey died in Delta on November 5, 2001.

 

Vancouver Province, November 8, 2001, page D2, column 2.

 

 

Edward Ellis Austin

Edward Ellis Austin was born in California on January 20, 1911. He died in Vancouver on June 8, 1912.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1912, page 11, column 3.

 

Dorothy Bernice Austin

Dorothy Bernice Austin was born in Vancouver on July 1, 1913. She became a registered nurse.

She never married.

She died in Vancouver on May 4, 1985.

 

Vancouver Province, August 22, 1985, page 71, column 7.

 

Ernest Stephen Morgan and Dorothy Frances Pallavicini-Doria de Bretigny had two children.

 

Marion Morgan

Marion Morgan died in 1918 in Folkestone, Kent, England.

 

Ernle Dorothy Vivien Morgan

Ernle Dorothy Vivien Morgan was born in Kent, England in 1916.

In 1939, she was living in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

On October 25, 1941, in Montreal, Quebec, Ernle married Lovell Caverhill Carroll, who was a lawyer and law professor. He was born on July 28, 1908, in Westmount, Quebec. His parents were James Morris Salmon Carroll and Mary Alberta Cameron.

 

Montreal Gazette, October 25, 1941, page 15, column 1.

 

Lovell ran unsuccessfully for the Quebec provincial legislature in 1936. He later served with the Canadian military during the Second World War.

 

Lovell C. Carroll, promotion; Montreal Star, March 2, 1945; Lovell Caverhill Carroll; McGill University; war records; http://www.archives.mcgill.ca/public/exhibits/mcgillremembers/results.asp?id=2739.

 

Lining of fur coat with Ernle Carroll embroidered on fabric; http://www.propertyroom.com/l/womens-mink-fur-coat-size-medium/9330468.

Lining of fur coat with Ernle Carroll embroidered on fabric; http://www.propertyroom.com/l/womens-mink-fur-coat-size-medium/9330468. [Note: image link no longer working: January 30, 2016.]

Lovell died in Montreal on April 1, 1974.

 

Montreal Gazette, April 5, 1974, page 47, column 6.

Ernle died in Toronto, Ontario on April 29, 2018.

 

Montreal Gazette, July 14, 2018, page C10, column 2.

 

 

Sources

Thanks to Richard Carruthers-Zurowski for information on Ernle Dorothy Vivien Carroll (nee Morgan).

 

Albert Edward Austin

A. E. Austin, Vancouver City Archives, microfiche # AM0054.013.00119, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/austin-e;rad.

Albert Ernest Austin, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1931, pages 13-14.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8F-HNX : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Albert Ernest Austin and Margaret Turner Rowan, 01 Oct 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983975.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-G7H : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Albert Ernest Austin and Margaret Turner Rowan, 01 Sep 1907; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

Albert Ernest Austin and Margaret Turner Rowan, marriage notice, Vancouver Daily World, October 2, 1907, page 9: “Austin – Rowan – Oct. 1, at the residence of the bride’s uncle, Mr. T. Rowan, 1256 Comox street, Vancouver, buy Rev. J.A. Logan, of Eburne, Albert Ernest Austin, of this city, to Margaret Turner Rowan, eldest daughter of Mr. James Rowan, Kincardine, Ont.”

Albert Ernest Austin and Margaret Turner Rowan, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, October 2, 1907, page 9: “The wedding was solemnized yesterday afternoon at the residence of the bride’s uncle, Mr. T. Rowan, 1336 Comox street, of Miss Margaret Turner Rowan, Kincardine, Ont., to Albert Ernest Austin of Vancouver. Rev. J.A. Logan of Eburne was the officiating minister. Mr. and Mrs. Austin left for Harrison Hot Springs, where the honeymoon will be spent, and on their return they will reside in Vancouver.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8N-HMV : accessed 19 Mar 2014), Albert Ernest Austin and Dorothy Frances Morgan, 01 Sep 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074508.

“Anglican Church Scene of Wedding Saturday Morning,” Vancouver Province, September 2, 1928, page 21 (Society section).

“Births, Marriages, Deaths,” Vancouver Sun, September 19, 1928, page 18: Marriages: “Albert E. Austin to Dorothy F. Morgan, Sept. 1, [residence] 847 Denman St., [clergyman] Rev. C.C. Owen.”

“Purchase of Beach Deferred: Price Asked More than Double the Assessment: A.E. Austin Claims His Valuation Reasonable,” Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1929, page 1.

“A.E. Austin Dies After Fifteen Storey Fall: Lived For Three Hours; Realty Man victim of Medical-dental Bldg Tragedy,” Vancouver Sun, October 22, 1931, page 1; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6C1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yYgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2102%2C2539600.

“A.E. Austin Dies in Fall: Precipitated Fifteen Stories [sic] From Medical-Dental Building: Lived Three Hours,” Vancouver Province, October 22, 1931, page 1.

Albert Ernest Austin, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 24, 1931, page 13.

 

Margaret Turner Rowan (wife of Albert Ernest Austin)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2C-QXG : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Margaret Turner Austin, 14 Feb 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13130, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927349.

“Wife of A.E. Austin Passes Away Here,” Vancouver Sun, February 16, 1927, page 10.

“Mrs. A.E. Austin Will Be Laid at Rest Thursday,” Vancouver Province, February 16, 1927, page 21.

Margaret Turner Austin, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 16, 1927, page 17; Vancouver Sun, February 16, 1927, page 16.

 

Dorothy Frances Pallavicini-Doria (de Bretigny) (wife of Albert Ernest Austin)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XGX-DXF : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Dorothy F Pallavicini-Doria, 1885.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/266Z-XFF : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Dorothy F P D De Bretigny and null, 1915.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1R-6SZ : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Dorothy Frances Austin, 23 Feb 1983; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13628, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051934.

Dorothy Frances Austin, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 27, 1983, page D-3.

Ernest Stephen Morgan, http://records.ancestry.com/Ernest_Stephen_Morgan_records.ashx?pid=185042578.

 

Ernest Rowan Austin (son of Albert Ernest Austin)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1937-09-446643, Ernest Rowan Austin and Isobel Joss Finlayson.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number:  1990-09-003177, Ernest Rowan Austin.

Isobel Joss Austin (Finlayson), death notice, Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, June 10, 2005.

Audrey I. Austin (Stephenson), death notice, Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, November 8, 2001.

 

Edward Ellis Austin (son of Albert Ernest Austin)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKM-FQX : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Edward Ellis Austin, 08 Jun 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13099, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927127.

 

Dorothy Bernice (or Bence) Austin (daughter of Albert Ernest Austin)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKT-9NH : accessed 20 Mar 2014), Dorothy Bence Austin, 04 May 1985; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B16573, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1358013.

 

Ernle Dorothy Vivien Morgan

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FYM-RPD : 1 October 2014), Ernle D V Morgan, 1916; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Elham, Kent, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. 1939 England and Wales Register [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018. The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/2325C. Name: Ernle D V Morgan; Gender: Female; Marital status: Single; Birth Date: 26 Apr 1916; Residence Year: 1939; Address: Amberwood Cottage Ringwood Road; Residence Place: Christchurch, Hampshire, England; Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties; Schedule Number: 295; Sub Schedule Number: 5; Enumeration District: EDFB; Registration district: 95/1 no 2 A.

 

Lovell Caverhill Carroll (husband of Ernle Dorothy Vivien Morgan)

Descendants of Allan Cameron, January 29, 2011, http://descendantsofallancameron.blogspot.ca/

James Morris Salmon Carroll, Who’s Who and Why, 1921, page 524 (includes photograph) [father of Lovell Caverhill Carroll] (born Ballarat, Australia, 1877).

Social Register of Canada, Volume 1, 1958, page 471: Montreal, Quebec: Carroll, Mr./Mrs. Lovell, Q.C., 343 Carlyle Avenue.

Lovell Caverhill Carroll, Q.C., M.A., LL.M., Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 168.

“Attendants,” The Montreal Gazette – Jul 5, 1968, page 15, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5h8uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0p8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=3873%2C731290 (marriage of Jennifer Marion Frances Carroll to J. Claude Pelletier).

Lovell Caverhill Carroll, Q.C., death notice, Montreal Gazette – Apr 4, 1974, page 51, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yIcxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uKEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3847%2C1060397

Evelyn Hyndman-Jones, (sister of Lovell Caverhill Carrol) death notice, Montreal Gazette, August 4, 2011.

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