Greene, Milton Thomas (1877-1940)

Milton Thomas Greene operated a grocery store at 1000 Denman Street from about 1911 to 1930. He lived at 1000 Denman Street from about 1907 to 1920. His grocery store was at 947 Denman Street in 1931 and at 955 Denman Street in 1932 and 1933.

Milton Thomas Greene was born on December 7, 1877, in Fitzroy (or Almonte), Ontario. His father was Thomas Andrew Greene (1836-1926). His mother was Elizabeth Green (with no final “e”) (1842-1925).

Milton arrived in Vancouver about 1905.

By 1907, he was working as a milkman. He was rooming at 1000 Denman Street, with William Lyon Mackenzie (1868-1909), who ran a grocery store at 1000 Denman Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 477

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 477

By 1908, Milton appeared in the Vancouver directory as an employee of W.L. MacKenzie and Company. After William Lyon MacKenzie died in Vancouver on August 26, 1909, William’s widow, Margaret, ran the grocery store for about a year.

On July 1, 1910, in Vancouver, Milton married Agnes Alice Harper. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 1, 1882. Her father was Ernest George Harper. Her mother was Mary Jane White.

Milton and Agnes continued to live at 1000 Denman Street until about 1920. By 1920, the grocery store was still at 1000 Denman, but Milton and Agnes were living at 1750 Nelson Street.

They later lived at the following addresses:

1929 to 1933 1716 Nelson Street.
1934 to 1935 1764 Haro Street
1936 to 1940 1145 West 12th Avenue
1940 975 West 15th Avenue

In the mid-1930s, Milton became an employee of Dad’s Cookie Company.

Milton died in Vancouver on July 8, 1940. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Agnes died in West Vancouver on September 3, 1971.

 

Milton and Agnes had the following children.

 

Thomas Ernest Greene

Thomas Ernest Greene was born in Vancouver On November 22, 1911.

He became a physician. He married Catherine Monica Wilmot, who was born about 1920.

Thomas and Catherine had three children: Abby, Catherine, and Liza.

Thomas died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 24, 1989.

Catherine died on March 29, 2011.

 

Harper Milton Green

Harper Milton Green was born in Vancouver on October 14, 1915.

He married Diane Dixon Lewis.

During the late 1950s and the 1960s, Harper and Diane lived in Prince George, British Columbia, where Harper was a lawyer. He often acted for defendants in criminal cases; he also acted for unions in labour relations cases.

“New Faces Fill City Legal Ranks,”[Harper Greene], Prince George Citizen, July 10, 1962, page 5; http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1962-07-10-05.

“New Faces Fill City Legal Ranks,”[Harper Greene], Prince George Citizen, July 10, 1962, page 5; http://pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1962-07-10-05.

Harper and Diane had two children: Deborah and Tim.

In 1970, Harper’s daughter, Deborah, was a student at the University of British Columbia. In the spring of 1970 she became engaged to Thomas Brian Cadden, who was a dentistry student at the University of British Columbia. Thomas and Deborah later lived in Nova Scotia.

Harper died in Mackenzie, British Columbia, on March 23, 1977.

 

John Day (“Jack”) Greene

John Day Greene was born in Vancouver about 1918.

He was living in North Vancouver in 1966.

 

George Allison Greene

George Allison Greene was born in Vancouver on May 16, 1920. He worked as an insurance agent.

He married Jean Florence Baker. She was born on September 28, 1920, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her father was Hastings Charles Baker. Her mother was Jane Robson Richardson.

George served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

George died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on January 17, 1966. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Jean died in Vancouver on December 29, 1993.

 

Sources

 

Thomas Andrew Green (father of Thomas Milton Greene)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVXB-N6R : accessed 5 December 2015), Thomas Green, Eldon, Victoria North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13243, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,879. (possible connection).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG8-9D8 : accessed 3 December 2015), Thomas Andrew Green, 1926.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3NVJ : accessed 3 December 2015), Thomas A. Green, 1926; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26282052, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26282052.

 

Elizabeth Green (mother of Thomas Milton Greene)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-32G : accessed 3 December 2015), Elizabeth Greene, 1925.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3NH7 : accessed 3 December 2015), Elizabeth Greene, 1925; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26316129, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26316129.

 

Thomas Milton Green (Milton Thomas Greene)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1910”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3P-J4W : accessed 3 December 2015), Thomas Melton Greene, 1875.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-MRT : accessed 3 December 2015), Thomas Milton Greene and Agnes Alice Harper, 01 Jul 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

Milton Thomas Greene and Alice Agnes Harpur [sic], marriage notice; Vancouver Province, July 5, 1910, page 24: “Marriages: Green-Harpur [sic]—On July 1 at July 1 St. Paul’s church by Archdeacon Pentreath, Milton Thomas Greene to Alice Agnes Harpur of Winnipeg.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP4K : accessed 3 December 2015), Milton Thomas Greene, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Milton Thomas Green, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Dad’s Cookies, Vancouver, BC – Signs of History on Waymarking.com, http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMDAPP_Dads_Cookies_Vancouver_BC: “This plaque remembering Dad’s Cookies is at 10th and Yukon in Vancouver. The plaque reads: ‘In 1930 Ernest Wheeler started a small bakery franchise at the north-east corner of Broadway and Yukon, the Dad’s Cookie Company. This company had originated in Los Angeles and was based on a baker’s new oatmeal cookie recipe. ‘Dad’s’ was named after the bakers father-in-law, who had suggested the idea of starting a cookie company, and offered to provide the financing. The Vancouver franchise prospered through the Depression, and the growing business relocated to 468 Kingsway, and remained in Mount Pleasant until the 1960’s. In the 1970s the company took over the remaining franchises in Canada and moved its headquarters to Toronto. Today it is a part of the giant Nabisco Brands.’”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKG-5BR : accessed 3 December 2015), Milton Thomas Greene, 1940.

Milton Thomas Greene, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1940, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0zRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1679%2C1177080: “Greene—Passed away July 8, 1940, Milton Thomas Greene, 975 W. 15th Ave. Survived by his loving wife, four sons, Ernest, Harper, Jack and George, in Vancouver; two sisters, Mrs. William Auld and Mrs. John McDonald, in Victoria, B.C.. Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, at 2 p.m., in Nun & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. Dr. S. Fea officiating. Interment Lawn Section, Mountain View Cemetery.”

Milton T. Green, obituary, Vancouver Province, July 11, 1940, page 19: “Services for Milton Thomas Greene, 975 West Fifteenth, who died on Monday, were held in Nunn & Thomson Funeral Chapel, Rev. S. Fea officiating. Interment took place at Mountain View Cemetery. Born in Ontario, Mr. Green had resided here for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons and two sisters.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3NFZ : accessed 3 December 2015), Milton Thomas Green, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26286389, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26286389.

 

William Lyon MacKenzie (grocer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLG-NPD : accessed 5 December 2015), Wm Lyon Mackenzie, 1909.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q2NJ : accessed 5 December 2015), William Lyor [sic] Mackenzie, 1909; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26282053, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26282053.

 

Agnes Alice Harper (wife of Thomas Milton Greene)

1921 Canada Census, Agnes Alice Green, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBF-FP8 : accessed 3 December 2015), Agnes Alice Greene, 1971.

Agnes Alice Greene, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 4, 1971, page 22: “Greene—Agnes Alice, passed away September 3, 1971, in her 90th year. Survived by 3 sons, Thomas, Harper and John; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial service to he held Wednesday, September 8, at 2 p.m., in the Boal Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, Rev. Ron Soine officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Thomas Ernest Greene (Ernest Thomas Greene) (son of Thomas Milton Greene)

1921 Canada Census, Thomas Ernest Green, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-004602; Thomas Earnest [sic] Greene; gender: male; age 77; date of death: March 24, 1989; place of death: West Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=0928c1b0-a338-4c75-acba-84f0fef3d7fe; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=580a81a1-d961-44c3-a469-004a3f24ab96.

Catherine Monica Greene, death notice, North Shore News; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nsnews/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-greene&pid=149816220: “GREENE, Catherine Monica Dooee passed away on March 29, 2011 aged 91 years. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. T.E. Greene and her son-in-law Rod McTaggart. She leaves behind her 3 loving daughters, Abby, Catherine, Liza (Malcolm), 5 grandchildren, her sister Peggy Maddock and dear friend Ted Powis. There will be no service. Donations honouring Dooee’s memory may be made to Cascadia Society for Social Working in support of special needs adults – 351 W19th North Vancouver B.C. V7M1X7.”

 

Harper Milton Greene (son of Thomas Milton Greene)

1921 Canada Census, Harper Milton Green, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBY-Q1Q : accessed 3 December 2015), Harper Greene, 1977.

 

John Day (Jack) Greene (son of Thomas Milton Greene)

1921 Canada Census, John Day Green, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

George Allison Greene (son of Thomas Milton Greene)

1921 Canada Census, George Allison Green, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYB-C49 : accessed 3 December 2015), George Allison Greene, 1966.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1993-09-027328; Jean Florence Greene; gender: female; date of death: December 29, 1993; place of death: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f934efda-d800-4e79-aa8e-eab30ad0bd57; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b0166a62-e75b-4791-80f8-fd93ee3afb57.

George Allison Greene, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 19, 1966, page 22; Vancouver Sun, January 19, 1966, page 46: “Greene—January 17, 1966, George Allison Greene, of 7125 Gray Avenue, S. Burnaby, aged 45 years. Services with the R.C.A.F. in World War II. Survived by his wife Jean; son, Brian; and daughter, Wendy; 3 brothers, Dr. T.E. Greene, West Vancouver; H.M. Greene, Prince George; J.D. Greene, North Vancouver. Funeral service Thursday, January 20 at 1 p.m. from Royal Oak funeral Chapel, Kingsway at Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, Rev. H. Irwin and Rev. S. Edgecumbe officiating. Interment Ocean View.”

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