Janion, Henry Cheshyre (1877-1944)

Henry Cheshyre Janion (sometimes called “Harry”) was a commission agent and commodity broker. He lived at 1952 Alberni Street from 1906 to 1910 and at 958 Denman Street in 1918 and 1919.

Harry was born on March 20, 1877, in Victoria, British Columbia.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 21, 1877, page 3, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18770321uvic/18770321#page/n2/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 21, 1877, page 3, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18770321uvic/18770321#page/n2/mode/1up

His father was Richard William Janion (about 1852-1889). His mother was Annie Isabella Rhodes (1852-1920). The Janion family was involved in commercial trading among several places in England, Hawaii, North America, and sometimes in South America. Richard married Annie Isabel Rhodes in Victoria on April 29, 1875. (Annie’s brother, Harry Rhodes, lived at 1103 Denman Street from 1898 to 1916, and at 1911 Nelson Street from 1917 to 1931.)

After the marriage, Richard Janion’s family lived for some time in Victoria, but by 1881 they were in England. They returned to Victoria in 1885.

“Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, October 31, 1885, page 3; column 1, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18851031uvic/18851031#page/n2/mode/1up

“Personal,” Victoria Daily Colonist, October 31, 1885, page 3; column 1, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18851031uvic/18851031#page/n2/mode/1up

Richard died in San Francisco, California, on December 31, 1888.

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 9, 1889, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18890109uvic/18890109#page/n3/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 9, 1889, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18890109uvic/18890109#page/n3/mode/1up

Annie died in Victoria on November 12, 1920.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 13, 1920, page 7, column 5, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y284uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, November 13, 1920, page 7, column 5, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y284uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

In the 1891 and 1901 Canadian censuses, Harry was living with his mother in Victoria.

By 1901, he was an insurance agent and commission agent (specializing in wholesale liquor), along with Edmund Francis Radiger (1850-1922).

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 1053 (Victoria)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 1053 (Victoria)

In 1902, Harry was living at 143 Cadboro Bay Road in Victoria.

On January 5, 1903, in Victoria, Harry married Mary Margaret Black. She was born on April 24, 1878, in Gainesville, Texas. Her father was Colin Nicol Black (1849-1902), a Scottish mining engineer who had fought for the Canadian forces during the Riel rebellion. Mary’s mother was Elizabeth Ingraham (1852-1920).

By 1904, Harry and Mary were living at 709 Georgia Street in Vancouver. During their time in Vancouver, they lived at the following addresses:

1904 709 Georgia Street
1905 1636 Davie Street
1906 to 1910 1952 Alberni Street
1911 and 1912 Green Road (South Vancouver)
1913 1150 Jervis Street
1914 to 1917 42nd Avenue, near Earles Road
1918 and 1919 958 Denman Street
1920 Address not listed under names
1921 42nd Avenue, near Earles Road
1922 to 1925 1710 Nelson Street
1926 and 1927 Number 7, Gilford Court, 1901 Pendrell Street
1928 to 1931 6538 Angus Drive
1932 and 1933 2111 West 34th Avenue
1934 Number 17, Royal Mansions, 1183 Pacific Street
1935 and 1936 Address not listed under names
1937 to 1945 2351West 37th Avenue

 

In 1908, Harry was still in business with Edmund Radiger.

Henderson’s Directory of Victoria, 1908, page 28

Henderson’s Directory of Victoria, 1908, page 28

 

Harry and Mary appeared in the Vancouver society directory in 1908 and 1914 (although not in 1927).

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 43

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 43

 

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 34

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 34

Through the 1920s and 1930s, Harry continued to work as an agent for manufacturers.

Harry died in Vancouver on December 3, 1944. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Mary died in Vancouver on January 9, 1945. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Harry and Mary had the following children.

 

Dorothy Cheshyre Janion

Dorothy Cheshyre Janion was born in Vancouver in July 1906 (probably on July 30).

In 1930 she was working as a stenographer for Imperial Oil.

On August 28, 1931, in Vancouver, she married William Eden Walker, who was a clerk for the Royal Trust Corporation. He was born on May 23, 1905, in New Westminster, British Columbia. His father was Richard Eden Walker (1864-1923), who was a physician. William’s mother was Helen Mathilde Homer (1871-1951).

William attended Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He was a training officer during the Second World War. He worked as a senior investment officer in the Vancouver office of Royal Trust Corporation.

In the 1940s and 1950s, William and Dorothy were living at number 9, 1565 Harwood Street in Vancouver.

Dorothy died in 1996.

William died on September 9, 2003.

 

Carmen Vida Janion

Carmen Vida Janion was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on July 30, 1906.

She never married.

She died in Vancouver on May 28, 1932. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Marion Cheshyre (“Babs”) Janion

Marion Cheshyre (“Babs”) Janion was born in British Columbia on February 17, 1913.

She died in Vancouver on June 24, 1923.

She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Sources

 

Janion Family

“Richard William Janion,” Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who, 1850-1950, by J. F. Bosher, pages 382-383; http://books.google.ca/books?id=VMmZhkMzy-IC&pg=PA382&lpg=PA382&dq=henry+cheshyre+janion&source=bl&ots=oeLRm9et6A&sig=LZXPzB6ClOkPRPVkd0N5EpqGLgY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4JbyUvWbHMnFkgWsy4DADg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=henry%20cheshyre%20janion&f=false.

Richard William Janion (father of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://beta.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZH-K2D : accessed 24 November 2015), Richard Williams Ianian [sic] and Annie Isabella Rhodes, 29 Apr 1875; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

“Wedding at St. John’s Church,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 30, 1875, page 3, column1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18750430uvic/18750430#page/n2/mode/1up.: “Yesterday morning St. John’s Church was thronged by a fashionable crowd of ladies and gentlemen who had assembled to witness a very interesting ceremony, viz: the nuptials of Mr. R.W. Janion, eldest son of R.C. Janion, Esq., Liverpool, England, and Miss Annie Isabella Rhodes, eldest daughter of Henry Rhodes, Esq., Hawaiian Consul at this port and for many years one of our most prominent merchants. . . . The bridesmaids were Miss S. Woods, and Miss Emily, Miss Patty, Miss Sophie, and Miss Mabel Rhodes (sisters of the bride). . . . [The bridegroom’s] best man was Dr. J.B. Matthews, who was assisted Mr. A.W. Vowell and Messrs. Godfrey, Harry and Charles Rhodes. The marriage ceremony was read by Rev. Mr. Jenns, and upon its conclusion, the bride and bridegroom received the hearty congratulations of their many friends. They then passed out of the Church—Miss Wilson performing the wedding march on the organ—and drove to Maplehurst, the residence of the bride’s father, where in the evening a large number of guests were entertained and made supremely happy by their host and hostess.”

“Death of R.W. Janion,” Victoria Daily Colonist, January 9, 1889, page 4, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18890109uvic/18890109#page/n3/mode/1up: “News has been received of the death of Richard William Janion, a former resident of Victoria, at San Francisco on the 31st ult., aged 37 years. The deceased was a son of the late R.C. Janion, of the wholesale firm of Janion & Rhodes, and for some years carried on a commission business on Store street. He finally left for San Francisco, where he has since resided. He leaves four children in this city.”

 

Annie Isabella Rhodes (mother of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

Society, Vancouver Sun, June 26, 1916, page 3: “Mrs. Janion of Victoria spent a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs. John Poff, at Shaughnessy Heights.”

Vancouver Daily Colonist, August 5, 1919, page 4, column 6; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y198uvic#page/n3/mode/1up: “Mrs. Janion, of Victoria, is paying a brief visit to her brother, Mr. J. [sic] Rhodes, 1911 Nelson Street, Vancouver.”

Victoria Daily Colonist, August 16, 1919, page 8, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist61y208uvic#page/n7/mode/1up: “Mrs. Janion has returned to her home in this city after an absence of several weeks in Vancouver, during which she was the guest of her son, H.C. Janion.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-7PL : accessed 24 November 2015), Annie Isabell Janion, 1920.

Annie Isabell [sic] Janion, obituary notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 13, 1920, page 7, column 5, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y284uvic#page/n6/mode/1up: “Janion—The death occurred yesterday at her apartments, James Bay Hotel, of Mrs. Annie Isabell Janion, widow of the late R.W. Janion. The late Mrs. Janion was born in Honolulu sixty-eight years ago, and came to Canada fifty years ago, and resided in this city most of the time, where she was well known by all old-timers. She was a member of St. John’s church and for years sang in the choir; she also appeared at many concerts and other social functions, and many citizens will recall the many pleasant hours spent in listening to her sweet singing in the years gone by. There remain to mourn her loss two sons, R.Cheshyre Janion and Henry C. Janion; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice C. Poff, also one brother, Henry Rhodes, of Vancouver, and a sister, Mabel Rhodes, in England. The remains are reposing at the B.C. Funeral Chapel, whence the funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, proceeding to St. John’s Church, where service will be held at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. F.A. P. Chadwick officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in Ross Bay Cemetery.”

Annie Isabell Janion, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, November 14, 1920, page 7, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y285uvic#page/n6/mode/1up: “Janion—The remains of the late Mrs. Annie Isabell Janion will be laid to rest in Ross Bay Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. The cortege will leave the B.C. Funeral Chapel at 2:15 o’clock proceeding to St. John’s Church, where service will be held fifteen minutes later, Rev. F.A. P. Chadwick officiating.”

“Well-Known Lady Goes to her Rest; Funeral of the Late Mrs. Richard Janion Took Place Yesterday—Many Pay Tribute at Obsequies,” Victoria Daily Colonist, November 16, 1920, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist62y286uvic#page/n6/mode/1up

“The late Mrs. Richard Janion, who passed away on Friday, was laid to rest in Ross Bay Cemetery yesterday afternoon, the Rev. F.A.P. Chadwick officiating at the service held at St. John’s Church. The choir was in attendance and sang the 90th Psalm, and also the hymn ‘On the Resurrection Morn,’ and ‘Jesus Lives.’ There was a large attendance of friends at the Church and [beautiful] floral offerings covered the casket. The pallbearers were: Messrs. S. Prine, J.C. Bridgman, J.S.H. Matson, C.S. Waiting, Dr. A.M. Robertson and H.B. Robertson.

The late Mrs. Janion was in her sixty-eighth year, and was born in Honolulu, coming to Canada fifty years ago, and since then living in Victoria the greater part of the time. Mrs. Janion was a member of the St. John’s Church and was closely connected with the choir, where she took a leading part for many years, singing the solos in her magnificent contralto voice. Many charity concerts and other musical events were also privileged to hear her singing.

Mrs. Annie Isabell Janion was the eldest daughter of the late Henry Rhodes, of Rhodes and Janion, former wholesale firm of the city. Her husband, the late Richard [Janion] latterly being a partner in the business, came out to Canada from the headquarters of the firm in Liverpool. Mrs. Janion leaves to mourn her loss two sons, R. Cheshre [sic] Janion and Henry C. Janion and one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice C. Poff, of South America; also one brother, Henry Rhodes of Vancouver, and a sister, Mabel Rhodes of England.”

 

Henry Cheshyre Janion

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1877-09-002669; Henry Cheshyre Janion; gender: male; date of birth: March 20, 1877; place of birth: Victoria; B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13807; GSU Microfilm Number: 2114956.

British Columbia Baptism Registrations; Name: Henry Cheshyre Janian [sic], Gender: Male; Event Place: Victoria; Father Name: Richd Williams; Mother Name: Annie Isabella; Event Type: Baptism

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXX-RT56 : accessed 24 November 2015), H C Janion in household of Richard W Janion, Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 63, Piece/Folio 3651/114, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,057.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-1BJ : accessed 24 November 2015), Harry Janion, Victoria City James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00703.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-3YF : accessed 24 November 2015), Henry Janion in household of Annie Janion, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000012304.pdf.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-HJN : accessed 23 November 2015), Henry Cheshyre Janion and Mary Margaret Black, 05 Jan 1903; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Men and Women,” Vancouver Province, January 9, 1903, page 3: “Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Janion of Victoria, who were married in the Capital on Monday last, arrived in the city yesterday and intend spending their honeymoon here. They are registered at the Strand. Mrs. Janion (nee Black) is the daughter of Capt. Colin Black, a veteran of the Riel rebellion.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q9Y-4S6 : accessed 24 November 2015), Henry Janion, Nov 1908; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4734, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-91YY : accessed 23 November 2015), Henry C Janion, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 742: “Janion, Henry C. mfrs agt 709, 318 Homer St. 42nd (Earls Rd).

1921 Canada Census, Henry Cheshire [sic] Janion; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 20; Census Place: Vancouver South (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 6; 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:FLPQ-TR4 : accessed 23 November 2015), Henry Cheshyre Janion, 1944.

Henry Chershyre [sic] Janion, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 4, 1944, page 13; Vancouver Province, December 5, 1944, page 13; Vancouver Sun, December 4, 1944, page 15; Vancouver Sun, December 5, 1944, page 15: “Janion—On Dec. 3, 1944, Henry Chershyre [sic] Janion of 2351 West 37th, aged 67 years. Survived by his wife and daughter, Mrs. W.E. Walker, of Vancouver; also a sister, Mrs. John Poff, of London, Eng. Funeral service Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. Chapel, Wed., Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m., to Ocean View Burial Park, Lieut.-Col. Rev. C.C. Owen, D.D., officiating. No flowers by request.”

 

Edmund Francis Radiger (business associate of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

B.C. Voters List 1898 – R to Rn; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voter.htm: “Radiger, Edmund Francis, 26 Cadboro Bay Rd, Accountant, VicC”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGG-QMY : accessed 24 November 2015), Edmund Francis Radiger, 1922.

 

Colin Nicol Black (father of Mary Margaret Black)

“Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMGD-WDX : accessed 24 November 2015), Colin N. Black and Eliza A. Ingraham, 1872, Marriage; citing p. 33, volume 1838, , Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada; Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2L4-3F2 : accessed 24 November 2015), Colin N. Black and Eliza A. Ingraham, 03 Dec 1872; citing Baddeck River, Nova Scotia, reference P33 cn47; FHL microfilm 1,298,994.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDB-K5X : accessed 24 November 2015), Colin N. Black in household of Henry J. Grant, Fort William, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13282, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,918.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-PYV : accessed 24 November 2015), Colin M Black, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://bc.canadagenweb.org/1901vic_cen/div03/d03p10.htm;

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://beta.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Q-5NB : accessed 24 November 2015), Colin Nicol Black, 1902.

Colin Black, obituary notice,Victoria Daily Colonist, April 29, 1902, page 2, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19020429uvic/19020429#page/n1/mode/1up: “Capt. Colin Black, late manager of the Arctic Slope Mining company, died on Sunday evening at his residence, 102 Menzies street. The deceased was a native of Oban, Scotland, and was 51 years of age. He was a civil engineer by profession, and a graduate of the military college, and served through the Riel rebellion in 1885. Capt. Black came to Victoria eight years ago and for the greater part of the time was manager of the Arctic Slope Mining company, and spent much of his time in the Omineca country, where the company’s property is situated.”

Colin Black, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 29, 1902, page 2, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19020429uvic/19020429#page/n1/mode/1up

“Died: Black—At the family residence, No 102 Menzies street, on the 28th instant, Capt. Colin Black, a native of Oban, Scotland, aged 51 years.

The funeral will take place from the residence as above, on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Friends will please accept this intimation.”

Colin Black, funeral announcement, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 30, 1902, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19020430uvic/19020430#page/n4/mode/1up: “Funeral Arranged.—The funeral of the late Capt. Colin Black will take place this afternoon from the family residence, 102 Menzies street. Captain Black’s death was very sudden. He had been ill all winter, but was much better on Sunday. Shortly after retiring, however, he had a bad turn, and passed away.”

Colin Black, funeral description, Victoria Daily Colonist, May 1, 1902, page 4, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19020501uvic/19020501#page/n3/mode/1up: “The funeral of the late Capt. Colin Black took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence, No. 102 Menzies street, at 2:30. Services were conducted by the Rev. W.L. Clay at the residence and grave. There was a large attendance of friends and many beautiful floral designs. The following gentlemen acted as pall-bearers: Ald. F.W. Vincent and Messrs. F. Moberly, F. C. MARTINDALE, W. Jameson, F.W. Walleau and W. Solomon.”

 

Elizabeth Ingraham (mother of Mary Margaret Black)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-PYK : accessed 24 November 2015), Eliza A Black in household of Colin M Black, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-5QR : accessed 24 November 2015), Elizabeth Black, 1926.

 

Mary Margaret Black (wife of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-PY2 : accessed 24 November 2015), May M Black in household of Colin M Black, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Society, Vancouver Province, May 28, 1908, page 9: “Mrs. H.C. Janion was the hostess of a pleasant tea on Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Janion of Victoria, who is her guest.”

Society, Vancouver Province, November 9, 1916, page 10: “Mrs. H.C. Janion was the hostess of a small tea on Tuesday afternoon.”

“Mrs. Henry Janion Entertains at Tea Hour Today,” Vancouver Province, February 2, 1927, page 8: “Mrs. Henry C. Janion entertained at the tea hour this afternoon in her apartment at Gilford Court in honor of Mrs. Charles R. Drayton of Duncan, V.I. [Vancouver Island], and was assisted by her daughter, Miss Dorothy Janion. [Includes list of guests.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2P-GB5 : accessed 23 November 2015), Mary Margaret Janion, 1945.

Mary Margaret Janion, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 10, 1945, page 15; Vancouver Sun, January 10, 1945, page 15: “Janion—On Jan. 9, 1945, Mary Margaret, widow of the late Henry Cheshyre Janion of 2351 W. 37th Ave. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. W.E. Walker, and 5 sisters. Miss Black, Miss Colina Black, Mrs. Frank Key, and Miss Flora Black, all of Vancouver; also Lady Aylmer of Willow Point, Nelson, B.C. Funeral service in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. Chapel, Fri., Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m., the Very Rev. Cecil Swanson, D.D., officiating. No flowers by request.”

“Mrs. Mary M. Janion Funeral Rites Friday,” Vancouver Province, January 11, 1945, page 5:

“Final tribute to Mrs. Mary Margaret Janion, of 2351 West Thirty-seventh, who died Tuesday, will be paid Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. Chapel by Very Rev. Cecil Swanson. Interment will be in Ocean View Burial Park.

Mrs. Janion was pre-deceased by her husband, Henry Cheshyre Janion, in December. Born in the United States, she came to Canada 55 years ago, settling in Vancouver in 1904.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. W.E. Walker, and five sisters, Miss Black, Miss Colina Black, Mrs. Frank Key and Miss Flora Black, all of Vancouver; and Lady Aylmer of Willow Point, Nelson.”

 

Dorothy Cheshyre Janion (daughter of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP4-DF2 : accessed 24 November 2015), Helen Mathilde Walker, 1951.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2K-2Y5K : accessed 24 November 2015), Helen Mathilde Homer Walker, 1951; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 73995110, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73995110.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-KZ5 : accessed 23 November 2015), William Eden Walker and Dorothy Cheshyre Janion, 22 Aug 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,783.

“Miss Janion Pretty Bride; Well-known Vancouver Girl Married to William Eden Walker Saturday,” Victoria Times, August 24, 1931, page 6; “British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28095-23343-50?cc=2001136 : accessed 24 November 2015), 1930 Nov-1932 > image 2562 of 6515; Victoria City Archives: “St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, decorated for the occasion with late summer flowers, was the setting Saturday afternoon for a wedding ceremony of marked social interest, when Dorothy Cheshyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cheshyre Janion, of Vancouver, was united in marriage to Mr. William Eden Walker of Vancouver, son of Mrs. Walker of Gainsborough Place, and the late Dr. Eden Walker of New Westminster. The ceremony was performed by Major Rev. C.C. Owen at half-past two o’clock, the bride being unattended, while Dr. John Walker acted as groomsman to his brother. . . . Following the ceremony, an informal wedding reception was held at the residence of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Frank Key, West Thirty-seventh, only relatives, close friends and members of the younger set being among the guests. . . . Immediately following the reception, Mr. Walker and his bride left on their wedding journey, which will be spent motoring through the interior and visiting the bride’s uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Aylmer, at Queen’s Bay. On their return they will reside in Vancouver and have taken an apartment at ‘The Winchester,’ Barclay Street.”

The Corbould Genealogy, by George Poulter, Suffolk Institute of Archæology, 1935; Corbould of Orrillia, Canada, pages 121-123 [Walker family.]; http://www.corbould.com/tcgbook/pdf/TCG-17_Corbould_of_Orillia_Canada.pdf

William Eden Walker, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 27, 2003; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAN-BC-OBITS/2003-10/1067267448: “WALKER – William Eden died peacefully on September 9, 2003, in his 99th year. Bill was a descendent of United Empire Loyalists who arrived in British Columbia in 1858 from Nova Scotia. He was the youngest son of one of New Westminster’s first surgeons, Dr. Richard Eden Walker. Bill was educated at John Robson School and Duke of Connaught High in New Westminster and the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. In Kingston he qualified for commissions in the cavalry, infantry and artillery. During World War II, Major Bill Walker served as a training officer with the Second Battalion of the British Columbia Regiment. Bill spent most of his working life as Senior Investment Officer with the Royal Trust Company in Vancouver. An avid sportsman, Bill enjoyed fly fishing, and badminton. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, in 1996. He is survived by nephews Roger Walker, Jack Raikes and Eden Raikes. William Walker is remembered fondly by family and friends.”

 

Carmen Vida Janion (daughter of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-HY7 : accessed 24 November 2015), Carmen Vida Janion, 1932.

Carmen Vida Janion, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 30, 1932, page 13: “Janion—Died May 28, 1932, Carmen Vida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Janion, 2111 W. 34th Ave. Funeral service today at 3:30 o’clock, from the family residence, Rev. C.S. McGaffin officiating. Interment family plot Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Marion Cheshyre (“Babs”) Janion (daughter of Henry Cheshyre Janion)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKJ-Y6X : accessed 23 November 2015), Marion Cheshyre Janion, 1923.

Marion Cheshyre Janion, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1923, page 10; Vancouver Province, June 25, 1923, page 17: “Janion—June 24th, 1923, at the family residence, 1710 Nelson street, Marion, Cheshyre (Babs), beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Janion, in her 11th year. Funeral services from the above address this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. C.C. Owen officiating. Interment in Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Emma Gertrude Mary Black (Lady Aylmer) (sister of Mary Margaret Black)

Rt. Hon. Sir John Frederick Whitworth Aylmer, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 38: “Aylmer, Rt. Hon. Sir John Frederick Whitworth, 9th Baron and 12th Baronet; fruit farmer; b. Melbourne, P.Q., 23 Apl. 1880; s. late Maj.-Gen. the Rt. Hon. Sir Matthew, 8th Baron, and Amy Gertrude, 2nd d. late Hon. John Young, Montreal, a distinguished Can. Pub. Man; e. schs. At London and Ottawa, Ont.; m. Gertrude Emma, d. late Colin Black, C.E., Victoria, B.C., 3 July 1928; sometime in the Civil Service of Dom. Of Can. at Ottawa; came to B.C. 1909; had always taken an active interest in sports; Liberal; Protestant; recreations; tennis, badminton, hunting, fishing; Address: Willow Point, R.R. No. 1, Nelson, B.C.”

B.C. History of Nursing Society, volume 21, issue 3, October 2010, page 8; http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1120639/15718334/1326755145797/Volume+21+Number+3+Fall+2010.pdf?token=VkDqyp58kz8zzVoX0kLLObWFcuo%3D: “Born in 1884 in Fort Williams [sic], Ontario, Emma Gertrude Black moved to Victoria with her family as a young child. She completed her nursing training at the PRJH, graduating in 1912. She was also working as a graduate nurse in Victoria and like her peers a member of the local Militia. Following her 1914 summer service on Prince George, Emma joined the CAMC and served for four years in both France and England. She served overseas until early 1919 when she returned to her mother’s home in Vancouver and later worked at the Summerland Hospital on Okanagan Lake in central BC.

In July 1928, at 44 years of age, Emma married Sir John Frederick Whitworth Aylmer the 9th Lord Aylmer of Balrath in County of Meath, Ireland, immediately becoming Baroness Aylmer. Sir John was the great, great, grandson of Mathew Whitworth-Aylmer the 5th Baron, and Governor General of Canada from 1830 to 1835. He was also the older brother of Basil Aylmer, the husband of Bessie Irving Watson. Sir John and Baroness Aylmer lived in Vancouver until their deaths. On Sir John’s death in 1971 the title briefly passed to his brother Kenneth and on his death in 1974 to his brother Basil until his death in 1977. Unfortunately Bessie had pre-deceased her husband so did not have the honor of the title of Baroness as did her friend Emma.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://beta.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-TSWZ : accessed 24 November 2015), John F W Aylmer in entry for Matthew Aylmer, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://beta.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYV-5Q6 : accessed 24 November 2015), John Frederick Whiteworth Aylmer, 1970.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBT-YLB : accessed 24 November 2015), Emma Gertrude Aylmer, 1977.

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