Hopkins, Innes (1881-1937)

Innes Hopkins - Who's Who in Canada - 1923-1924 - page 578

Innes Hopkins – Who’s Who in Canada – 1923-1924 – page 578

Innes Hopkins was a director of a shipbuilding company, and later became involved in the insurance business. He lived at 2047 Pendrell Street in 1915 and 1916.

He was born in Douglas, Wellington County, Ontario, on October 10, 1881. His father was John Castell Hopkins (1836-1920); his mother was Trianda Phelia Heu de Bourck (1843-1923).

In 1909, he married Alice Mary Martin. She was born in New York on May 25, 1888. Her father was Robert W.F. Martin (c. 1858-1940); her mother was Mary Heu de Bourcke (born c. 1861 in England).

The family lived in Victoria, British Columbia, until about 1914, when they moved to Vancouver. Innes was a director of British Columbia Marine Ltd. from about 1914 to about 1928, when he retired for a short time. By 1929, he was the president of a brokerage firm called Hopkins McGill. In the early 1930s, he became an agent for Great West Life Assurance Company; he carried on that business until he died in Vancouver on February 24, 1937. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

About 1947, Alice married Cecil Gordon Lewis, who was a retired banker and a widower. He was born in England on October 18, 1885, and he was married to Mabel McCullogh in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 25, 1911; Mabel died on October 9, 1946. Alice and Cecil were married only a short time, because Cecil died in Vancouver on October 31, 1948; he was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Alice died in Vancouver on March 14, 1977; she was buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Innes Hopkins and Alice Mary Martin had three children. (Another child, called Innes, appears to have died on November 13, 1909, aged only three days.)

Alice Cecil Hopkins

Alice was born on December 13, 1910, probably in Victoria, British Columbia. In 1948, an announcement appeared in the Times of London, describing her upcoming marriage to Maurice Beresford Tomkinson Davies. He was born on October 11, 1913; his father was David Titlebaum Davies. Alice became a naturalized United States citizen in 1961; she was living in Redondo Beach, California, at the time. Alice died in Orange County, California on April 10, 1993. Maurice died on February 1, 1998; he had been residing in Irvine, California.

Robert Innes Hopkins

Robert (sometimes called Robert James Hopkins) was born on October 19, 1912, probably in Victoria. He went to school at the Vancouver Preparatory School, then at University School, Victoria, and later at King Edward High School in Vancouver. He was a life member of the Vancouver Rowing Club, and was an active skier. He worked with the Imperial Tobacco Company in Vancouver for five years. Shortly after the start of the Second World War, he went to England and became a pilot cadet. He was killed on October 9, 1939, in Cambridge, England, while training for the Royal Air Force. He was buried in Whittlesford Churchyard Cemetery.

Dorothy Innes Hopkins

Dorothy was born on November 14, 1920, probably in Vancouver. She married Richard Drummond Forbes-Roberts (born July 18, 1918, Arcola, Saskatchewan). Dorothy died on June 4, 2012.

Sources

John Castell Hopkins (father of Innes Hopkins)

Armory and lineages of Canada, comprising the lineage of prominent and pioneer Canadians with descriptions and illustrations of their coat of armor, orders of knighthood, or other official insignia ([1915]), Todd, Herbert George, 1863-1926, pages 42-44; http://archive.org/stream/armorylineagesof00todduoft#page/42/mode/1up

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFL-VPG : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Triandia Hopkins in household of John Hopkins, Garafraxa West, Wellington Centre, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2Q-7Z2 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), John Castell Hopkins, 1920.

Trianda Phelia Heu de Bourck (mother of Innes Hopkins)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKJ-VBJ : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Trianda Phella Boyd Hopkins, 1923.

Innes Hopkins

“Innes Hopkins,” A cyclopædia of Canadian biography : brief biographies of persons distinguished in the professional, military and political life, and the commerce and industry of Canada, in the twentieth century (1919), Charlesworth, Hector Willoughby, 1872-1945, Toronto : Hunter-Rose Company, page 188, http://archive.org/stream/cyclopdiaofcan00charuoft#page/188/mode/1up

“Innes Hopkins,” Who’s Who in Canada, 1923-1924, page 578 (includes photograph).

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F22D-SXX : accessed 13 Aug 2013), James Innes Hopkins, 10 Oct 1881.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLSZ-R52 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), James Innes Hopkins, 10 Oct 1881.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNLY-X38 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Innes James Hopkins, 1881.

Innes Hopkins lived in Victoria, British Columbia, until about 1914, when he moved to Vancouver and became a director of BC Marine Ltd. He lived at 2047 Pendrell Street in 1915 and 1916. Then he lived in a series of houses in Vancouver, mostly in the Shaughnessy area of what was then Point Grey. He also lived for some shorter periods in the West End, notably at 1966 Haro Street, which was Doctor David Henry Wilson‘s large house at the southeast corner of Chilco Street and Haro Street.

1917-1918: 2893 Point Grey Road

1919-1921: 3738 Selkirk Street

1922-1923: 1966 Haro Street

1924: 1108 Nicola Street

1925-1927: 3237 Cedar Crescent

1928: 1075 Wolfe Crescent

1929-1931: 1305 West 13 Avenue

1932: 1829 West 12 Avenue

1933-1937: 2836 Pine Crescent

Vancouver Province, July 22, 1921, page 10 “Mr. and Mrs. Innes Hopkins moved Thursday from Selkirk Ave, Shaughnessy Heights, to the residence lately occupied by Dr. D.H. Wilson on Haro Street.” [1966 Haro Street.]

Innes Hopkins, death notice, Vancouver Sun – Feb 25, 1937, page 13; Vancouver Province, February 25, 1937, page 17.

“Innes Hopkins, 55, To Be Buried Friday,” Vancouver Province, February 25, 1937, page 9.

“Funeral  Services for Innes Hopkins,” Vancouver Sun – Feb 26, 1937, page 18, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=l_VlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IIkNAAAAIBAJ&dq=innes-hopkins&pg=5382%2C3201538

Alice Mary Martin (wife of Innes Hopkins, and later, of Cecil Gordon Lewis)

“New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDTZ-DRH : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Alice Mary Martin, 25 May 1888.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3FR-4N6 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), John Tomkins Lewis, 1881.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/75ZC-2T2 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Cecil Gordon Lewis, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSS9-31M : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Cecil G Lewis, 31 Mar 1901.

Manitoba Marriage Records, Registration Number: 1911-003308; Cecil Gordon Lewis and Mabel Mccullogh; Place of Marriage: Winnipeg; Date of Marriage: October 25, 1911.

The Winnipeg Tribune,  1911, October 31, 1911, page 9: “LEWIS – McCULLOGH. A quiet wedding was celebrated at Holy Trinity church last Wednesday, when Cecil Gordon Lewis, fourth son of the late Rev. J. T. Lewis, Hull, Eng., was married to Miss Mabel [. . .], daughter of George McCullogh, formerly of Rathgar, Dublin. Ven. Archdeacon Fortin officiated.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLH-S58 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Cecil Gordon Lewis in entry for Mabell Lewis, 1946.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1946-09-011796, Mabell Lewis, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f61fecb3-04e8-442c-bb08-4b86074e8cda

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRV-CFJ : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Cecil Gordon Lewis, 1948.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1948-09-009871, Cecil Gordon Lewis, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=e38be392-0189-453b-9a13-ab84f2672535

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBY-M77 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Alice Mary Lewis, 1977.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1977-09-004129, Alice Mary Lewis, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=608247ea-66b5-4397-a8e7-6531039d9926

Alice Mary Lewis (Hopkins), death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 15, 1977, page 52; Vancouver Province, March 15, 1977, page 37.

Innes Hopkins (1909-1909)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL27-6J7 : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Innes Hopkins, 1909.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-09-022136, Innes Hopkins.

Victoria City Archives, Ross Bay Cemetery Search, [http://web.victoria.ca/archives/rosssearch.asp], Innes Hopkins, age 3 days, died 1909.11.13, born Victoria, died Victoria, BC, Block O, Plot 72 E P.

Alice Cecil Hopkins

“Forthcoming Marriages,” Times (London), May 3, 1945, page 7, issue 51061, column C: “Mr. M.B.T. Davies and Miss Hopkins: The engagement is announced between Marice B.T. Davies, of 1731, New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Davies, of Luana, Hendon Avenue, London, N3, and Alice Cecil, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Innes Hopkins and Mrs. Cecil J. [sic] Lewis, of Vancouver, British Columbia.”

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXQM-RYL : accessed 12 Aug 2013), Alice Cecil Davies, 1961.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JYS9-STY : accessed 13 Aug 2013), Maurice B Davies, 1 February 1998.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPS4-D3R : accessed 12 Aug 2013), Hopkins in entry for Acecil Davies, 1993.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRW9-CPD : accessed 12 Aug 2013), A Cecil Davies, 10 April 1993.

Robert Innes Hopkins

“R.I. Hopkins, R.A.F., Killed,” Vancouver Sun – Oct 10, 1939, page 1, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=azJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3864%2C1084549

Robert Innes Hopkins, 1939, War Grave, Whittlesford, http://www.flickr.com/photos/harlowirish/3901618652/

Whittlesford (Ss. Mary and Andrew) Churchyard Cemetery, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/36552/WHITTLESFORD%20(SS.%20MARY%20AND%20ANDREW)%20CHURCHYARD

Robert Innes Hopkins, died on October 9, 1939, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/detail/2651935

Dorothy Innes Hopkins

Wayne Ralph, Aces, Warriors and Wingmen: The Firsthand Accounts of Canada’s Fighter Pilots in the Second World War, John Wiley & Sons, 2008, pages 99-100, http://books.google.ca/books?id=GPxI0_uI1BYC&pg=PA100&dq=%22Innes+hopkins%22+vancouver+OR+%22british+columbia%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=42wJUs3SBcjcyQHA3IHADA&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=%22Innes%20hopkins%22%20vancouver%20OR%20%22british%20columbia%22&f=false

Mrs. Dorothy Innes Forbes-Roberts, November 14, 1920 – June 4, 2012, http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Mrs.+Dorothy-Forbes-Roberts&lc=3749&pid=157955325&mid=5130122&locale=en_CA

Cutty Bernice Kitchell-Storm, obituary, Ashland Mail Tribune, January 28, 2002, http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020128/NEWS/301289991&cid=sitesearch

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