Burnett, Frank (1852-1930)

Frank Burnett, detail from Commissioners and Pilots of Vancouver Pilotage District 1879 – 1916, Vancouver City Archives, LP 348, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/commissioners-and-pilots-of-vancouver-pilotage-district-1879-1916

Frank Burnett, detail from Commissioners and Pilots of Vancouver Pilotage District 1879 – 1916, Vancouver City Archives, LP 348, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/commissioners-and-pilots-of-vancouver-pilotage-district-1879-1916

Frank Burnett (Senior) lived at 1846 Haro Street from 1903 to 1907, and possibly in 1909.

Frank Burnett (Junior) lived at 1877 Comox Street from 1911 to 1913.

Francis Henry Burnett (called Frank Burnett, Senior) worked in salmon canning, insurance and real estate. He was also a traveller, explorer and writer. He was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on February 15, 1852. His father was Peter Burnett, who was a whaler captain; his mother was Henrietta Bond.

Frank went to Merchant Taylors’ School near Liverpool. In 1866, his father apprenticed him to a sailing ship called the Arundel. He sailed to Egypt and South Africa. He came to Canada about 1870, where his maternal uncle, William Bennett Bond, was a church official in Montreal. [Most sources seem to imply that, when Frank went to Montreal, William Bennett Bond was the archbishop. However, he did not become the Bishop of Montreal until 1879, and he did not become the archbishop as “Metropolitan” of Montreal until 1901.]

After arriving in Canada, Frank became a purser on a river boat, then a manufacturer’s agent, and a stockbroker.

In 1878, Frank married Henrietta Clarinda Cooke, probably in Quebec. She was born on December 15 (or 18) 1852, in Quebec. Her father was Valentine Cooke. Her mother was Mary Ann Faulkner.

In 1880, the family moved to Manitoba. By 1881, they were living at Turtle Mountain, South Western Extension, Manitoba; Frank was a farmer. By 1891, he was a financial agent in Selkirk, Manitoba.

About 1895, his health failed, and he moved to Vancouver, and went on a long trip to the South Seas. He made several trips to that area, collected artifacts, and wrote extensively about his voyages and discoveries.

In 1896, the Burnett family was back in Vancouver, living at 1248 Barclay Street.

Frank worked as a pilot commissioner and as business agent.

In 1898, Frank was a financial agent with Charles Gardiner Johnson, and was living at 1600 Robson Street.

In 1901 he again started sailing in the South Pacific. After he returned to North America, he bought a boat in Seattle. He and several family members went on a two-year cruise of the South Seas.

Dr. Frank Burnett's schooner "Tropic Bird", Vancouver City Archives, Out P648; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dr-frank-burnetts-schooner-tropic-bird

Dr. Frank Burnett’s schooner “Tropic Bird”, Vancouver City Archives, Out P648; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dr-frank-burnetts-schooner-tropic-bird

In 1900, Frank had hired Robert Mackay Fripp to design a house at 1846 Haro Street. By 1901, his son, Frank Junior, was living in the Haro Street house. About 1903, Frank Senior moved to the same house.He lived there until 1909, when Frederick James Procter bought the Haro Street house. In the summer of 1909, Frank and Henrietta, along with their daughter, Nina (Mrs. A.S. Blakemore) went for a three week tour of the Okanagan valley. In September, Frank and Henrietta moved to Glencoe Lodge on Georgia Street.

By 1912, the family moved to 4698 West 4th Avenue (at the southeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Blanca Street). Frank arranged the house so that he was able to display his large collection.

Dr. Frank Burnett surrounded by his collection of South Seas artifacts, Vancouver City Archives, Out P647, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dr-frank-burnett-surrounded-by-his-collection-of-south-seas-artifacts

Dr. Frank Burnett surrounded by his collection of South Seas artifacts, Vancouver City Archives, Out P647, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dr-frank-burnett-surrounded-by-his-collection-of-south-seas-artifacts

Henrietta died in Vancouver on January 25, 1917. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

On July 24, 1923, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1924, Frank married Annie Marie Cooke, who was apparently the sister of Henrietta Clarinda Cooke. Annie was born in Quebec on March 31 (or 30), 1858. On April 28, 1892, Annie had married Walter Bevan Axford, who was born in Ontario on November 19, 1862. Walter died in Winnipeg on December 20, 1916.

In 1927, Frank donated a large portion of his collection to the University of British Columbia. Many of his artifacts are still in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. In 1929, the university awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

On February 20, 1930, Frank was attending a banquet of the Canadian Authors’ Association at the second Hotel Vancouver. He was proposing a toast to Vancouver as a city of culture, when he collapsed and died. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Annie died in Vancouver on January 1, 1937. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frank’s books included:

  1. Through Tropic Seas, London, F. Griffiths, 1910; http://vpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/848623038_through_tropic_seas
  2. Through Polynesia and Papua: Wanderings With a Camera in Southern Seas, London, Griffiths, 1911; http://vpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/819877038_through_polynesia_and_papua; https://archive.org/stream/afj6622.0001.001.umich.edu#page/V/mode/1up
  3. Summer Isles of Eden, London, Sifton, 1923; http://vpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/761974038_summer_isles_of_eden
  4. The Wreck of the “Tropic Bird” and Other Sea Stories, London, Sifton, 1926; http://vpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/785670038_the_wreck_of_the_quottropic_birdquot_and_other_south_sea_stories

Francis Henry Burnett and Henrietta Cook had the following children.

 

Joseph Francis Burnett (called Frank Burnett, Junior )

Joseph Francis Burnett was born in Montreal, Quebec on September 28, 1878. He worked as a merchant and insurance broker.

On September 5, 1901, in Vancouver, he married Annie Josephine Mulhall. She was born on July 17, 1880, in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her father was James Joseph Mulhall; her mother was Annie Mary J. Sutton.

Frank Burnett, Junior died in Burnaby, British Columbia on September 27, 1939. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Annie died in Haney, British Columbia on January 23, 1975. She was buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Frank and Annie had four sons and one daughter.

 

Nina Marianne Burnett

Nina Marianne Burnett was born in Montreal, Quebec on February 2, 1879.

In 1901, she was engaged to J.R. E.[sic] Bullen, “late teller of the Bank of British Columbia.” The wedding appears not to have taken place.

On May 4, 1905, in Vancouver, Nina married Arthur Shirley Blakemore. He was born on December 5, 1877 in Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, England. He was an insurance broker.

Arthur later enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

On June 5, 1923, in Adelaide, Australia, Nina married John (“Jack”) William Potts. He was born on April 12, 1887, in High Longtown [or Bewcastle], Cumberland, England. His father was John Potts; his mother was Sybella Forrester. In 1914, Jack’s mother was living in Grenfell, Saskatchewan.

Jack and Nina lived in Pender Harbour, British Columbia, where Jack was the postmaster. Nina was active in community affairs, especially the auxiliary of St. Mary’s Hospital in Pender Harbour.

Nina died in Pender Harbour on March 3, 1957. She was buried in Seaview Cemetery in Gibson’s, British Columbia.

After Nina’s death, Jack married Ivy May Ware.

Jack died in Sechelt, British Columbia on August 8, 1968.

Nina had two daughters: Mrs. M. Kelso of Vancouver [later Mary Litster of California] and Mrs. Jo Groves of Seattle, later of Oregon.

 

Sources

Francis Henry Burnett (Frank Burnett, Senior)

“Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SGRY-DP3 : accessed 2014-10-05), entry for Peter /Burnett/.

4698 West 4th Avenue – South Sea Adventure and Shrunken Heads, When and Old House Whispers; http://househistorian.blogspot.ca/2009/10/4698-west-4th-avenue-south-sea.html.

Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School, Crosby, Wikipedia article,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Taylors%27_Boys%27_School,_Crosby.

“Mysterious Easter Island,” Popular Mechanics, December 1922, pages 833-836, http://books.google.ca/books?id=PNoDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA834&lpg=PA834&dq=frank+burnett+vancouver&source=bl&ots=uSaBOeuxIx&sig=LGtL4WMDR2SMwCVgsnEhwO4C6Zk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yxwzVL-gDdWHsQToi4D4Dw&ved=0CEQQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=frank%20burnett%20vancouver&f=false. [Describes Frank Bennett, Senior’s interest in the South Pacific and his theory that the inhabitants of Easter Island were related to prehistoric inhabitants of South America, and were not Polynesians.]

“Pacific notions,” Vancouver Courier, June 18, 2003, pages 1, 3-5.

“War and peace in Pasifika: Frank Burnett’s collection of 1500 objects form the basis of Museum of Anthropology’s cultural display,” Vancouver Sun, June 21, 2001, pages D1, D6.

“‘Mythical fish’ finds its way home: Rare collection: The descendants of r Frank Burnett reunite pieces ofter 80 years.” Vancouver Province, February 13, 2005, page B3.

Carol E. Meyer, Seeking the Savage: The Pacific Journeys of Frank Burnett, 1896-1923. Crawford House Publishing, Australia (in progress in 2013).

Frank Burnett: Interesting Life, Interesting Legacy, by Louise Aird, Blitz Magazine, September 2003, http://louiseaird.com/2013/06/10/frank-burnett-interesting-life-interesting-legacy/.

The Right Rev. William Bennett Bond, M.A., LL.D., Bishop of Montreal, The Canadian Portrait Gallery, by John Charles Dent, Volume 3, Toronto, John B. Macurn, 1881, https://archive.org/stream/cihm_07406#page/n222/mode/1up

William Bond (bishop), Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bond_(bishop)

Richard Virr, “BOND, WILLIAM BENNETT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed October 5, 2014, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/bond_william_bennett_13E.html.

Anglican Diocese of Montreal, Previous Bishops, http://www.montreal.anglican.ca/en/About-Us/Our-Bishop/Previous-Bishops: BOND, William Bennett: Bishop of Montreal: 1879 – 1906; Metropolitan of Canada: 1901 – 1906.

Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastical_Province_of_Canada: “Provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada are headed by a Metropolitan, elected from among the province’s diocesan bishops. This bishop then becomes Archbishop of his or her diocese and Metropolitan of the Province.”

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYFZ-99H : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Francis Henry Burnett, 15 Feb 1852; citing PETERHEAD,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 993354.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV69-DLT : accessed 06 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, Western Extension & South Western Extension – Turtle Mountain, Manitoba Extension, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 16; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375920; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211034.pdf

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK4-L8D : accessed 06 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, Argyle, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148096; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148096-00666.pdf.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Bru to Bz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votebru.htm; Burnett, Frank, 1600 Robson St, Financal agent, Van.

Robert MacKay Fripp, (1858-1917), Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800 to 1950, http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1577: Haro Street, residence for Frank Burnett, 1900 (C.R., xi, 22 Aug. 1900, 2, t.c.[ C.R. – Contract Record , and its variant titles, including Canadian Contract Record [Toronto], pub. 1890-1908; t.c. – tender call, or a published advertisement requesting cost estimates from contractors]).

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-VWS : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV9C-RPWD : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 1900-1902.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2Q3S-BBQ : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 1908.

Society: B.C. Saturday Sunset, March 20, 1909, page 8: “Mr. F.J. Procter has purchased the handsome residence of Mr. Frank Burnett, Haro street, and will remove there in September.”

Society, Vancouver Province, September 3, 1909, unknown page: “Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burnett and Mrs. A.S. Blakemore have returned to town after an enjoyable three weeks’ tour of the Okanagan valley. Mr. and Mrs. Burnett have taken up their residence at Glencoe lodge.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, February 1, 1910, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burnett were among the week-end guests at the Empress hotel in Victoria.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HGT-342 : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 1910.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SY1R : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 1911.

“Canada Census, 1911”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-MGF5 : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Henry Francis Burnett in entry for George Frank Burnett, 1911.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX42-K8Z : accessed 06 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 1921.

Manitoba Marriage Registration, Registration Number: 1923-027233, Francis Burnett, Sr. and Annie Axford, July 24, 1923, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLG6-R62 : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 20 Feb 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13138, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952650.

“Burnett Dies Suddenly Addressing Authors’ Club: Noted South Seas Traveller Falls Dead at Meeting: Was Sailor, Novelist and Scientist; Also Explorer,” Vancouver Province, February 21, 1930, page 1 [includes photograph of Dr. Frank Burnett]; page 2.

Frank Burnett, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 21, 1930, page 21: “Burnett – Passed away suddenly in this city, February 20, 1930, Frank Burnett, LL.D., of 4698 W. 4th Ave., in his 79th year. Mr. Burnett leaves his wife, one son, Frank Burnett Junior, one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Potts, all of this city; one brother, James Burnett, Ninette, Manitoba; two sisters in Scotland to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be held from the family residence Saturday afternoon, February 22, at 2 o’clock. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna, directors.”

“Death Claims Dr. Frank Burnett, Donor of Polynesian Collections: Received Honorary L.L. D. at University of B.C. Last Fall,” The Ubyssey, February 28, 1930, page 1.

“Burnett Estate Totals $60,226: Many Bequests to Widow, Children and Grandchildren,” Vancouver Province, March 20, 1930, page 1.

 

Henrietta Clarinda Cooke (wife of Francis Henry Burnett)

Note: thanks to Jean Milne for information on the Cooke family.

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM7R-2T2 : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Valentin Cooke, Wendover, Drummond, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 20, p. 233; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1278-1279, Public Archives, Ottawa; FHL microfilm 517374.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M423-KD1 : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Valentine Cooke in household of Henriette Cooke, Wendover, Drummond, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 38, line 11; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10084, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2229046.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVNG-4CY : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Valentine Cook, Simpson & Wendover, Drummond & Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13196, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375832.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKZ-1V6 : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Henrietta Burnett, 25 Jan 1917; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13102, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927130.

Henrietta C. Burnett, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1917, page 9: “Burnette – The death occurred on Jan. 25th, of Henrietta C. Burnett, beloved wife of Frank Burnett, Sr. The funeral services will be held at the church of the Holy Rosary tomorrow (Saturday) at 9 a.m.”

 

Annie Marie Cooke (wife of Francis Henry Burnett)

Manitoba Marriage Registrations, Walter Beavin Axford and Anna Maria Cooke, Registration Number: 1892-001072; April 28, 1892, South Cypress, Manitoba.

Manitoba Death Registrations, Walter George Beanen [sic: Beavan] Axford, Registration Number: 1916-071210; December 20, 1916, Age 54, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL5-7BD : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Annie Maria Burnett, 01 Jan 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13158, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953022.

“Mrs. A.M. Burnett Rites on Tuesday: Active Church Worker Died Friday,” Vancouver Province, January 4, 1937, page 18.

Ann Burnett, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 2, 1937, page 15; Vancouver Province, January 4, 1937, page 11: “Burnett – Passed peacefully away at St. Paul’s Hospital, January 1, 1937, Ann Burnett in her seventy-ninth year, widow of the late Frank Burnett senior, F.R.G.S. She leaves to mourn her passing one sister, Mrs. Fred Axford, Winnipeg, also three nieces, Mrs. Jack Potts, Pender Harbor; Misses May and Maud Axford; one nephew, Mr. Frank Burnett, Vancouver. Funeral Tuesday at 10 o’clock from the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Thirty-ninth avenue and Granville street. Interment family plot in Mountain View Cemetery, Rev. Father Blackburn officiating. T. J. Kearney & Co., directors. Winnipeg and Montreal papers please copy.”

 

Joseph Francis Burnett (called Frank Burnett, Junior )

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-92B : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Joseph Francis Burnett and Annie Josephine Mulhall, 05 Sep 1901; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983529.

“Burnett-Mulhall: Frank Burnett, Jr., a Popular Young Business Man of the City Married to Miss Annie Mulhall: Spend Honeymoon in California,” Vancouver World, Spetmeber 6, 1901, page 5 [Includes descriptions of family background, decorations and costumes of the bridal party, and list of guests.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVP-GSQ : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Frank Burnett, 27 Sep 1939; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13166, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953626.

“Frank Burnett, 60, Passes in Burnaby,” Vancouver Province, September 29, 1939, page 13: “Frank Burnett, pioneer Vancouver resident and the son of one of Western Canada’s most prominent old-time residents, died on Wednesday at the home of his son, J.M. Burnett, 630 North Boundary road. He died the day before his sixty-first birthday. Requiem mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning in St. Patrick’s Church, Haney. S. Bowell & Sons are in charge of arrangements. Born in Montreal, Mr. Burnett came to Vancouver as a boy. He received his early education here and in Winnipeg. His father, the late Frank Burnett, sr., was known throughout Canada in the early days. Surviving are his wife, the daughter of a prominent pioneer, the late J.J. Mulhall; four sons, James, Frank, Henry, and Raymond; a daughter, Mrs. H. Sparling; a sister, Mrs. J.W. Potts of Pender Harbor, and three grandchildren.”

Frank Burnett, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 28, 1939, page 17; Vancouver Sun, September 28, 1939, page 13” “Burnett – Passed away on Sept. 27, 1939, Frank Burnett of Haney, B.C., in his 61st year. Survived by his wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Harvey Sparling; 4 sons, Frank, Jim, Henry and Raymond, and 3 grandchildren; also 1 sister, Mrs. J.W. Potts of Pender Harbor, B.C. Funeral arrangements in charge of S. Bowell & Son, New Westminster. The remains will be resting at the home of Mrs. Harvey Sparling, Haney, Friday and Saturday.”

Obituary, Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1939, page 4: “Frank Burnett: Changes have been made in the funeral arrangements for Frank Burnett, who died Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery.” [Similar notice in Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1939, page 19; Vancouver Province, September 29, 1939, page 21.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB5-32K : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Annie Josephine Burnett, 23 Jan 1975; citing Haney, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13340, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050440.

Annie Josephine Burnett, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 24, 1975, page 39: “Burnett – Annie Josephine, of 11982 Laity St., Maple Ridge, on Thursday, January 23rd, 1975, aged 94 years. Mrs. Burnett was a daughter of a pioneer Vancouver family. Survived by 3 sons, Frank, Prot Coquitlam; Henry, Langley; and Ray, Mission; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Ray Mulhal, Vancouver; 2 sisters, Mrs. K.D. Mulhal, Haney; Mrs. Alice McTaggart, Port Coquitlam. Predeceased by son, James and daughter, Loretta. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 27th at 10 a.m. From Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Haney. Father G. McKinnon Celebrant. Interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, Haney in charge of arrangements.”

 

Nina Marianne Burnett (daughter of Francis Henry Burnett)

Society, Vancouver World, April 27, 1901, page 3: Social Events of the Week: “The engagement is announced this week of Miss Nina Burnett, daughter of Frank Burnett, Sr. to J.R.E. [sic] Bullen, late teller of the Bank of British Columbia. Both young people are great favourites in Vancouver society. Mr. Bullen is at present in England. The wedding, I understand, will take place about a year hence.” The wedding appears not to have taken place. James Robert Gillespie was a clerk with the Bank of British Columbia. B.C. VOTERS LIST 1898 – Bru to Bz; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votebru.htm: Bullen, James Robert Gillespie, Menzies St, Bank clerk, VicC; Bullen, James Robert Gillespie, Bank of B.C., Bank clerk, Van.

James Robert Gillespie Bullen, b. 22 September 1870, d. April 1942; http://www.thepeerage.com/p36054.htm#i360540.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D8H-LNJ : accessed 07 Oct 2014), James Robert G Bullen, 1906.

[Note: the registration for the wedding of Nina Marianne Burnett and Arthur Shirley Blakemore does not seem to appear in the British Columbia wedding registrations.]

Wedding Bells, Blakemore—Burnett, Vancouver World, May 4, 1905, page 8. Includes long description of wedding party, costumes and list of guests.

Social and Personal, Wedding announcement, Nina Burnett and A.J. Blakemore, Vancouver Provicne, May 6, 1905, page 6. [Note: this registration for this wedding does not seem to appear in the British Columbia wedding registrations.]

Victoria Daily Colonist, social column, May 7, 1905, page 7: “Two Mainland weddings of the week in which Victoria society takes personal interest were those of Mr. E.H. Grubbe and Miss Bertha Rouleau; and Mr. A.J. [sic] Blakemore and Miss Nina Burnett. Both were celebrated by Rev. Father Le Chesore at the Church of Our Lady.”

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Arthur Shirley Blakemore, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=48021; Name: Blakemore, Arthur Shirley; Rank: SS; Regimental Number: 703476; Date of Birth: 05/12/1877; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 806 – 12; Item Number: 48021.

Wedding Notice, Nina Blakemore and Jack Potts, Victoria times, July 23, 1923, page 6: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28100-2480-67?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HMQ:284757601: “Miss Nina Blakemore, daughter of Frank Burnett, Sr., of Vancouver, was married at Adelaide, Australia, on June 5, to Jack Potts, well known in Victoria as a member of an old-time family. Mr. Burnett, who has been traveling in the South Seas, is at present visiting his daughter in Adelaide. Mr. Potts went overseas from here with the B.C. Horse.”

Canadian Expeditionary Force, John William Potts, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=581040; Name: Potts, John William; Rank: CPL; Regimental Number: 107487; Date of Birth: 12/04/1887; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7928 – 38; Item Number: 581040.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5W-ZSW : accessed 05 Oct 2014), Nina Marianne Potts, 03 Mar 1957; citing Pender Harbour, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13231, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033147.

Nina Marianne Potts, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1957, page 24; Vancouver Province, March 4, 1957, page 27: Potts – Passed away at Pender Harbor, Nina Marianne Potts, born at Montreal 78 years ago. Survived by her login husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. M. Kelso, Vancouver, and Mrs. J. Groves, Seattle; 4 grandchildren. Mass will be said by Rev., Father Kenny, Church of Holy Family, Sechelt, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. Donations to St. Mary’s Hospital, Garden Bay in lieu of flowers please. Graham Funeral Home directors.”

Coast News, March 07, 1957, page 4, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/coastnews/date/1957-03-07#4!potts: “Requiem Mass for Mrs. Potts of Pender Harbour, will be held at Holy Family Church, Sechelt March 5 at 11 a.m.”

Coast News, March 14, 1957, page 8, http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/view/collection/coastnews/date/1957-03-14#8!potts: “Mrs. N.M. Potts: Mrs. Nina Marianne Potts, wife of ex-postmaster Jack Potts, passed away suddenly at St. Mary’s Hospital, Pender Harbour, on Sunday, March 3. Mrs. Potts had been a resident of Pender Harbour for the past 25 years and was active in community affairs. Her particular interest was the auxiliary of St. Mary’s Hospital, where she spent many hours working for the hospital. Beside her husband she leave two daughters, Mrs. M. Kelso of Vancouver and Mrs. J. Groves of Seattle and four grandchildren. Mass was said by Rev. Father Kenny at Sechelt on Tuesday, March 5.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYQ-BQW : accessed 05 Oct 2014), John William Potts, 08 Aug 1968; citing Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13291, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033944.

John William (Jack) Potts, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 10, 1968, page 34; Vancouver Province, August 10, 1968, page 24: “Potts – John William (Jack) of garden Bay, B.C., at St. Mary’s Hospital, Sechelt, August 8, 1968. Survived by his wife Ivy and son Tony, brother Tom, nephews Douglas and Ted, Whitewood, Sask.; niece Molly, Vancouver. Also survived by 2 stepdaughters Jo Groves, Oregon; Miry Litster, California. Cremation following service Harvey’s Funeral Home, Gibsons, B.C.”

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