Jenkins, Arthur (1875-1948)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 615.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 615.

 

Arthur Jenkins was a machinist and longshoreman. He lived at 1047 Denman Street from 1919 to 1922.

 

Early Life

Arthur Jenkins was born in England on September 21, 1875. His parents were James Jenkins and Eliza Stone.

Arthur married Ada Lucy Purnell. She was born in Bristol, England, on August 8, 1874. Her parents were Walter Purnell and Elizabeth Full. It appears that Ada had been married in before, to Albert Somers; this marriage occurred in Bristol in 1892. Ada and Albert Somers had a son, Albert Phillip Somers, who was born in Bristol in 1894. It appears that Albert later became known as Albert Phillip Jenkins.

 

To Canada

Arthur, Ada and Albert arrived in Canada about 1907. In 1911 and 1916 they were living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

To Vancouver

Arthur first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1919. He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

 

1919 to 1922 1047 Denman Street
1923 to 1927 1121 Davie Street
1928 to 1936 3306 West 11th Avenue
1937 to 1948 612 East 18th Avenue

 

Arthur worked as a longshoreman throughout the 1920s and early 1930s. In later years he was an employee of the Hayes Manufacturing Company and the Workmen’s Compensation Board.

Arthur died in Vancouver on February 22, 1948. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Ada died in White Rock, British Columbia, on October 23, 1970. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Arthur and Ada had a son.

 

Albert Phillip Jenkins

Albert Phillip Jenkins was born in Bristol, England on November 23, 1894. It appears that his parents were Ada Lucy Purnell and Albert Somers; after Ada married Arthur Jenkins, Albert became known as Albert Jenkins.

He travelled to Canada with his parents in 1907. The family lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1911 and 1916.

It appears that Albert was charged with failing to register with the military authorities during the First World War.

 

The Winnipeg Tribune, January 14, 1918, page 5, column 6.

The Winnipeg Tribune, January 14, 1918, page 5, column 6.

 

After arriving in Vancouver, Albert worked as an automobile mechanic.

He married Jessie Irene Mathewson. She was born on June 28, 1902, in Toronto, Ontario. Her parents were Harry Mathewson and May Montgomery.

Albert died in Vancouver on May 4, 1986.

Jessie died in Mission, British Columbia, on July 11, 1996.

 

Sources

James Jenkins (father of Arthur Jenkins)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFMJ-R3L : 10 December 2014), James Jenkins and Eliza Stone, 05 Aug 1855; citing Clevedon, Somerset, England, reference p 58, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,508.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JGF-6H1 : 31 December 2014), James Jenkins, 1887; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Bedminster, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Eliza Stone (mother of Arthur Jenkins)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFMJ-R3K : 10 December 2014), James Jenkins and Eliza Stone, 05 Aug 1855; citing Clevedon, Somerset, England, reference p 58, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,508.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WRZD-32M : 1 April 2016), Eliza Jenkins, Clevedon, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England, Bristol, Non-Conformist Church Records, 1777-1936,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Z7-N35X : 23 November 2016), Eliza Jenkins, 27 Dec 1909; citing Burial, Bedminster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Bristol Records Office. (possible connection).

“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZ39-L46 : 24 December 2014), Eliza Jenkins, burial 27 Dec 1909; citing  , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,597,321.

 

Arthur Jenkins

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX2V-9XJ : 30 December 2014, Arthur Jenkins, ); citing Clevedon, Somerset, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,508.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WRZD-X2M : 1 April 2016), Arthur Jenkins in household of Eliza Jenkins, Clevedon, Somerset, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Somerset county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-JVQ7 : 16 July 2016), Arthur Jenkins, 1911; citing Census, Winnipeg Sub-Districts 30-74, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,672.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMPS-9FS : 3 April 2016), Arthur Jenkins, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 46, line 12; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,947.

1921 Canada Census; Arthur Jenkins; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLP8-BZT : 13 April 2017), Arthur Jenkins, 1948.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QMQB : 13 December 2015), Arthur Jenkins, 1948; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26321516, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26321516.

 

Walter Purnell (father of Ada Lucy Purnell)

Ada Blackmore from Palmerston St, Bristol; Bristol_and_Somerset-L Archives; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/Bristol_and_Somerset/2002-10/1034547464: “ I have recently found an old letter written to my grandfather, I’m unsure of the date. In the letter his niece refers to an Ada Blackmore of 1 Palmerston St, Bedminster, Bristol, England. also aunt Alice. My grandfather is Richard Thomas Purnell. His parents were Walter Purnell and Elizabeth Full and grandparents were John Purnell and Hannah ?. . . . [response]: In 1923, Walter Blackmore was living at 1 Palmerston Street, Bedminster, Bristol. You don’t give any dates or place for your PURNELL family, so I am assuming that your great-grandparents were mill sawyer Walter PURNELL, 46, and Elizabeth PURNELL, 46, who were living at 35 East Street, Bristol St. Paul In, at the time of the 1881 census. Children in their household were Elizabeth, 15, Hannah, 13, John, E., 11, Wiliam H., 8 and 6-year-old Ada L. Birthplace for the father was Moulton, Somerset, while that of the mother and children was Bristol. In the 1891 Barton Regis census this PURNELL family is at census reference 1972 3 134, which indicates the areas of St. James & St. Paul Out or Horfield. Walter, 56, Elizabeth, 57, Allison, 27, Elizabeth, 25, John, 21. Could Allison be Aunt Alice, I wonder? In 1881, it looks like she was an 18-year-old servant in 1881 at 22 Cotham Brow, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol in the household of widow Annie SPILLER, aged 56, Her name was spelt Alison with one l in the 1881 census.”

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFYX-XW4 : 10 December 2014), Walter Purnell and Elizabeth Full, 1858; citing St. Philip And St. Jacob, Bristol, Gloucester, Eng, reference 2:3CN99W9, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,596,924.

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTQX-T88 : 18 July 2017), Walter Purnell and Elizabeth Full, 1858.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27X-XDW1 : 20 August 2016), Walter Purnell, Bristol St Paul (In), Gloucestershire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, Piece/Folio 2472/99, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,742.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WBMV-CW2 : 1 April 2016), Walter Purnell, St James & St Paul Out, Gloucestershire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Gloucestershire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Elizabeth Full (mother of Ada Lucy Purnell)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFYX-XW7 : 10 December 2014), Walter Purnell and Elizabeth Full, 1858; citing St. Philip And St. Jacob, Bristol, Gloucester, Eng, reference 2:3CN99W9, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,596,924.

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTQX-T86 : 18 July 2017), Walter Purnell and Elizabeth Full, 1858.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27X-XD4T : 20 August 2016), Elizabeth Purnell in household of Walter Purnell, Bristol St Paul (In), Gloucestershire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, Piece/Folio 2472/99, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,742.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WBMV-X2M : 1 April 2016), Elizabeth Purnell in household of Walter Purnell, St James & St Paul Out, Gloucestershire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Gloucestershire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Ada Lucy Purnell (wife of Arthur Jenkins)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XZL-8KC : 1 October 2014), Ada Lucy Purnell, 1874; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27X-XDZT : 20 August 2016), Ada L Purnell in household of Walter Purnell, Bristol St Paul (In), Gloucestershire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, Piece/Folio 2472/99, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,742.

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT3M-FM1 : 23 July 2017), Ada Lucy Purnell, 1882.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WBMK-FMM : 1 April 2016), Ada Purnell in household of Walter Purnell, St James & St Paul Out, Gloucestershire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Gloucestershire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT9G-JVW : 18 July 2017), Albert Somers and Ada Purnell, 1892.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6W-MFV : 8 April 2016), Ada Somers in household of Walter Purnell, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Ashley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-JVQW : 16 July 2016), Ada Jenkins in entry for Arthur Jenkins, 1911; citing Census, Winnipeg Sub-Districts 30-74, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,672.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMPS-9F3 : 3 April 2016), Ada Jenkins in household of Arthur Jenkins, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 46, line 13; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,947.

1921 Canada Census; Ada Jenkins in household of Arthur Jenkins; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYV-LVY : 13 April 2017), Ada Lucy Jenkins, 1970.

 

Albert Somers (husband of Ada Purnell) (possible connection)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQQ7-GVC : 30 December 2014, Albert Philip Somers, 09 May 1870); citing St. Philip and St. Jacob, Bristol, Gloucester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,596,780.

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT9G-JVQ : 18 July 2017), Albert Somers and Ada Purnell, 1892.

 

Albert Philip Somers (son of Ada Lucy Purnell)

“England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTQC-CP4 : 23 July 2017), Albert Philip Somers, 1894.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNQG-83J : 30 December 2014, Albert Philip Somers, 1894); citing ST. PHILLIP AND JACOB, BRISTOL, GLOUC, ENG, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,596,781.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J72F-GJW : 30 December 2014, Albert Philip Somers, 23 Nov 1894); citing St.Phillip and St. Jacob’s, Bristol, Gloucester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,596,781.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F3K-DP2 : 1 October 2014), Albert Philip Somers, 1895; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS6W-MFK : 8 April 2016), Albert Somers in household of Walter Purnell, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Ashley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-JVQ4 : 16 July 2016), Albert Jenkins in entry for Arthur Jenkins, 1911; citing Census, Winnipeg Sub-Districts 30-74, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,672.

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMPS-9FQ : 3 April 2016), Albert Jenkins in household of Arthur Jenkins, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 46, line 14; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,947.

1921 Canada Census; Ada Jenkins in household of Arthur Jenkins; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKQ-Y6L : 13 April 2017), Albert Phillip Jenkins, 1986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cac9e3de-5832-4660-ac08-3292058acfaa.

 

Jessie Irene Mathewson (wife of Albert Phillip Jenkins)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2TG-C96 : 27 November 2014), Jessie Irene Mathewson, 28 Jun 1902; citing York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 28 Jun 1902, reference 3651; FHL microfilm 2,130,512.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM62-LG4 : 9 August 2017), Jessie Irene Mathewson, 28 Jun 1902; citing Birth, York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,130,512.

British Columbia Death Registrations: Registration Number: 1996-09-015116; Jessie Irene Jenkins; date of death: July 11, 1996; place of death: Mission; Age at Death: 94; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/07011bf6-46b2-4d50-b270-ab8b3eda1fb0; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/09c8bc84-083c-4622-bd68-5c9a4105d24b.