Elkins, Francis (“Frank”) Dawson (1876-1956)

Elkins Brothers - Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory -  1909 - page 34

Elkins Brothers – Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory – 1909 – page 34

Francis (“Frank”) Dawson Elkins was a realtor and insurance broker. He was living at 1900 Comox Street in the 1911 Canada census.

Frank was born on November 27, 1876, in Reading, Berkshire, England. His father was Frederick Elkins (1843-1887), who was a solicitor in Reading. Frank’s mother was Agnes Mitchell.

Frank arrived in Canada about 1890. It appears that he was living with another family in Broadview, Manitoba in 1891, and that he was working as a carpenter.

By 1901, Frank was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, along with his widowed mother, Agnes, who had arrived in Canada in 1898.

On April 21, 1908, in Vancouver, Frank married Edna Jacqueline Cook. She was born in the Rural District of Minnedosa, Manitoba, on March 14, 1883. Her father was Edward Cook (1854-1940). Her mother was Maria Douglas (1856-1940).

Frank and his brother James Edgar Elkins had a real estate and insurance business called Elkins Brothers. Their offices were in the Union Building at 536 West Hastings Street.

Frank and Edna lived in Vancouver until about 1925, when they moved to the United States. By 1930, they were living in Santa Monica, California.

In 1931, Frank and Edna applied to become naturalized United States citizens. They were living at 520 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

In 1940, Frank and Edna were still living in Santa Monica. Frank was the owner of a wholesale and retail antique business.

Edna died on September 28, 1954, in Los Angeles County, California.

Frank died on February 17, 1956, in Los Angeles County, California.

It appears that Frank and Edna did not have any children.

 

Sources

Francis Dawson Elkins

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBFX-GV6 : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis Dawson Elkins, 06 Feb 1874; citing Reading, Berkshire, England, reference item 1 p 183; FHL microfilm 1,040,619.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3JW-GJJ : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis D Elkins in household of Frederick Elkins, Reading St Giles, Berkshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. , PRO RG 11/, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JGX-6HT : accessed 5 May 2015), Frederick Elkins, 1887; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Reading, Berkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Frederick Elkins, death notice, The Solicitors’ Journal, April 9, 1887, page 388, https://books.google.ca/books?id=nAo5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA388&lpg=PA388&dq=%22frederick+elkins%22+solicitor#v=onepage&q=%22frederick%20elkins%22%20solicitor&f=false: “Deaths. Elkins – March 31, at South Reading, Frederick Elkins, Esq., solicitor.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-Z5J : accessed 5 May 2015), Frank Elkins, Broadview, Assiniboia East, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228. http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148228-00034.pdf (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK9-XJD : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis D Elkins in household of Agnes Elkins, B, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000019657.pdf

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-XZ8 : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis Dawson Elkins and Edna Jacqueline Cook, 21 Apr 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPXT : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis Dawson Elkins, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm ; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63734&highlight=8&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Francis+Dawson+Elkins; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940111.pdf

1921 Canada Census, Frank Elkins, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 7; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCD3-RP2 : accessed 5 May 2015), Frank D Elkins, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1481, sheet 2A, family 39, line 14, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 174; FHL microfilm 2,339,909.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX32-JR3 : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis Dawson Elkins, 1930; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,508,682.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ9-KT8 : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis Dawson Elkins, 1931; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,562,238.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WG-72B : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis D Elkins, Tract 379, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-783, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 257.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDN-THQ : accessed 5 May 2015), Francis Dawson Elkins, 17 Feb 1956; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Edna Jacqueline Cook (wife of Francis Dawson Elkins)

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1883-002062, Edna Jacqueline Cook; date of birth: March 14, 1883; place of birth: Rural Municipality of Minnedosa, mother’s name: Maria Douglas.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKG-6ZR : accessed 5 May 2015), Edward Cook, 02 May 1940; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13168, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,628.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKG-W8S : accessed 5 May 2015), Maria Cook, 28 Apr 1940; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13168, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,628.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX32-JRS : accessed 5 May 2015), Edna Jacqueline Elkins, 1931; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,508,682.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ9-KTC : accessed 5 May 2015), Edna Jacqueline Elkins, 1931; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,562,238.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPC1-F3G : accessed 5 May 2015), Edna Jacqueline Elkins, 28 Sep 1954; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

James Edgar Elkins (brother of Francis Dawson Elkins)

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTG-B3T : accessed 5 May 2015), James Edgar Elkins, 26 Mar 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QSX-FHS : accessed 5 May 2015), Jas Edgar Elkins, Feb 1912; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, T-4705, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZP-JGZ : accessed 5 May 2015), James Edgar Elkins and Gertrude Margaret George, 20 Aug 1919; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11390, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,111.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPQ-6Y4 : accessed 5 May 2015), James Edgar Elkins, 09 Nov 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13185, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,208.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-37PS : accessed 5 May 2015), James Edgar Elkins, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26369306, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26369306.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBQ-568 : accessed 5 May 2015), Gertrude Margaret Elkins, 22 Jan 1965; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13270, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,723.

“Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-37GJ : accessed 5 May 2015), Gertrude Margaret Elkins, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26369305, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26369305.

 

Frederick Richard Mitchell Elkins (brother of Francis Dawson Elkins)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X4G-DK1 : accessed 5 May 2015), Frederick Richard M Elkins, 1871; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Westhampnett, Sussex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBSW-47Z : accessed 5 May 2015), Frederick Richard Mitchell Elkins, 14 Jan 1871; citing SOUTH BERSTED,SUSSEX,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 0918258-59, 0416742, 416749.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVG-WZN : accessed 5 May 2015), Frederick M Elkins, H, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 18, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD9-M6Q : accessed 5 May 2015), Frederic Richard Mitchell Elkins and Annie Ethel Clark, 12 Jun 1901; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11385, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,978.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-JFR : accessed 5 May 2015), Frederic Richard Mitchell Elkins and Nita Cooper Mitchell, 30 Jul 1914; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRG-5C3 : accessed 5 May 2015), Nita Mitchell Elkins, 25 Jun 1947; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13194, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,478.

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