Browne, John Henry (1882-1920)

John Henry Browne was a cashier and accountant for Evans, Coleman and Evans, a cement and fuel supplier. He lived at 1893 Pendrell Street in 1919 and 1920.

He was born in London, England about 1882. His father was Michael Charles Browne (1841-1893), an Anglican pastor in Cedar Hill, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; his mother was Emily Luxon (1845-1929).

On November 29, 1911, in Vancouver, he married Marjorie Katherine Tunstall. She was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, on July 19, 1888. Her father was Simon John Tunstall (1854-1917); her mother was Marianne Lawson Innes (1862-1935). [Further information on the Tunstall family appears in the page for Mrs. Simon John Tunstall.]

John died in Vancouver on June 26, 1920.

Marjorie died in England in the fall of 1960.

 

John and Marjorie had two children.

Gwendoline Marianne Browne

Gwendoline Marianne Browne married David Victor Abitt Browne. He was born on May 1, 1912, in Ireland. He was an Anglican minister.  He died in Vancouver on January 9, 1968.

 

Noreen Emily Browne

Noreen Emily Browne was born in Vancouver on November 3, 1918. On February 12, 1947, in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, she married Adriaan van’t Hof. He was born on May 15, 1914. He died on September 8, 1978, in Haliburton County, Ontario.

 

Sources

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZK-8BW : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Catharine Margery Tunstall, 19 Jul 1888; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13808, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114957.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDDQ-3YV : accessed 20 Apr 2014), John Henry Browne and Marjorie Katharine Tunstall, 29 Nov 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983703.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK3-42N : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Michael Charles Browne, 27 Aug 1893; citing , British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13078, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927288.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGD-XHB : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Emily Browne, 09 May 1929; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13135, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952635.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1911-09-063899, John Henry Browne and Marjorie Katharine Tunstall, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f709a6d5-6de6-4b33-83b8-c61c32ad9316.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKF-5XT : accessed 17 Apr 2014), John Henry Brown, 26 Jun 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13117, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927294.

FreeBMD, Deaths, September quarter 1960, Poole district, volume 7c, page 631, Marjorie K. Browne, age 72; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=220340973&d=bmd_1395091734.

“Mrs. Browne,” Vancouver Province, October 4, 1960, page 27. “Another link with the pioneer days of Vancouver was severed with the death of Mrs. Marjorie K. Browne, 255 West Twenty-fifth, North Vancouver. Mrs. Browne, born in Kamloops 72 years ago and resident of Vancouver since 1892, died while visiting a daughter in England. The funeral was held in England, but requiem=m mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Gore avenue. Mrs. Browne, whose great-grand-uncle Alexander MacKay travelled overland to the west coast in the early days and who was later killed by Indians at Clayoquot, was one of five daughters of the late Dr. Simon J. Tunstall, CPR doctor at Kamloops during construction of the railroad and later president of the Canadian Medical Association. She was an original member of Crofton House school, Vancouver, and had worked for many years in the Women’s Guild of St. James Anglican Church. One of her uncles, George Christie Tunstall, took part in the Klondike gold rush and another uncle, the Rev. Harry Irwin, was the “Father Pat” of early days in Rossland and Trail. Mrs. Browne for many years assisted with The Province “Santa Claus Fund” which distributed Chrismas hampers to the needy people of Vancouver. Family: two daughters, Mrs. Innes Browne, North Vancouver . . . Mrs. [illegible], England; three sisters, Mrs. Janet Sankey, Mrs. Dorothy O’Brian and Mrs. Ruth Martin, all of Vancouver.”

Father Pat, A Hero of the Far West, By Mrs. Jerome Mercier, Gloucester: Michin and Gibbs, 1909;http://anglicanhistory.org/canada/fatherpat.html.

“Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FBRQ-52V : accessed 21 Apr 2014), BIRTHS entry for David V A Browne; citing Armagh, Apr – Jun 1912, vol. 1, p. 29, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101074.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957″, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HQ6-ZBP : accessed 21 Apr 2014), David Victor Abbitt Browne, 1945.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYQ-36T : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Gwendoline Marianne Browne in household of David Victor Abbitt Browne, 09 Jan 1968; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13287, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033931.

Noreen Emily Brown, http://www.jacobvanthof.nl/familielijn/1513/:

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957″, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HZ7-MZ3 : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Adriaan Van’T Hof, 1955.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957″, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HZS-5Z7 : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Adriaan Van’T Hof, 1955.

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