Kappele, Arthur James (1876-1944)

 

Arthur James Kappele, Vancouver Legal Baseball Team [detail], 1900, Vancouver City Archives, Sp P93, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-legal-baseball-team.

Arthur James Kappele, Vancouver Legal Baseball Team [detail], 1900, Vancouver City Archives, Sp P93, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-legal-baseball-team.

Arthur James Kappele was a lawyer and writer who lived at 1054 Denman Street in 1910 and 1911.

He was born in Preston, Ontario, on July 25, 1876. His father was Stephen S. Kappele (1829-1906), who was a minister with the Methodist Church. His mother was Christina Elizabeth Dillman (1835-1919).

Arthur went to schools in Cayuga, Ontario and later in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. He also attended Trinity University in Toronto, and then studied law with his brother’s law firm in Toronto. He graduated from Osgoode Hall in Toronto. In 1898 he became a member of the Ontario bar (the Law Society of Upper Canada).

Canadian Law List, 1906, page 24, Ontario Legal Cards, https://archive.org/stream/canadianlawlist1906aginuoft#page/24/mode/1up/search/kappele

Kappele and Kappele; Canadian Law List, 1906, page 24, Ontario Legal Cards, https://archive.org/stream/canadianlawlist1906aginuoft#page/24/mode/1up/search/kappele

 

In 1899, Arthur moved to Vancouver. After he became a member of the British Columbia bar in April 1899, he established a general law practice in Vancouver. He became a member of the Vancouver Legal Baseball Team.

Vancouver Legal Baseball Team, 1900, Vancouver City Archives, Sp P93, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-legal-baseball-team; [A.J. Kappele is seated, fourth from left.]

Vancouver Legal Baseball Team, 1900, Vancouver City Archives, Sp P93, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-legal-baseball-team; [A.J. Kappele is seated, fourth from left.]

He was one of the authors of Bicknell and Kappele’s Practical Statutes of Ontario (1900).

Practical statutes, being a collection of statutes of practical utility in force in Ontario, with notes on the construction and operation thereof, by James Bicknell and Arthur James Kappele, Toronto, Goodwin & Co., 1900, title page, https://archive.org/stream/practicalstatute00bickuoft#page/i/mode/1up

Practical statutes, being a collection of statutes of practical utility in force in Ontario, with notes on the construction and operation thereof, by James Bicknell and Arthur James Kappele, Toronto, Goodwin & Co., 1900, title page, https://archive.org/stream/practicalstatute00bickuoft#page/i/mode/1up

On December 10, 1908, in Victoria, British Columbia, Arthur married Mabel Wealthy Haynes. She was born on May 24, 1872 in Moodyville, British Columbia. Her father was George Washington Haynes (1833-1897), occupation. Her mother was Sarah Adelaide Hart (1837-1919).

Arthur also wrote non-legal articles and books, including Utopian Snapshots in 1909.

Utopian Snapshots, By A.J. Kappele, Vancouver, Evans & Hastings, title page, https://archive.org/stream/cihm_78739#page/n11/mode/1up

Utopian Snapshots, By A.J. Kappele, Vancouver, Evans & Hastings, title page, https://archive.org/stream/cihm_78739#page/n11/mode/1up

He belonged to the Cascade Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and the Independent Order of Foresters. He was a member of the Terminal City Club, the Press Club, and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

In 1921, he was living at 486 West 18th Avenue in Vancouver.

By 1931, he had moved to 367 West 18th Avenue.

He practiced law in British Columbia for over forty years. He died in Vancouver on June 9, 1944.

Mabel died in Okanagan Centre, British Columbia. She was buried in Forest Lawn Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Arthur and Mabel had one daughter.

Adelaide Patricia Kappele

Adelaide Patricia Kappele was born in Vancouver on July 12, 1912.

On January 31, 1934, in Vancouver, she married Ian Munro Grant. He was born in Okanagan, British Columbia on December 12, 1909. His father was John Peter Grant. His mother was Alice Munro.

Ian died in Okanagan on June 2, 1965.

Adelaide Patricia Grant died in Okanagan, British Columbia on March 10, 2004.

 

Sources

Stephen Kappele (father of Arthur James Kappele)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43G-KRD : accessed 24 July 2015), Stephen Kappele, St Lawrence Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 61, line 17; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9927, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,295; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396295_00633.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDV-VPW : accessed 24 July 2015), Stephen Kappele, Glencoe, Middlesex West, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13269, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,905; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008200283.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLS-HP6 : accessed 24 July 2015), Stephen Kappele, Ward 3, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148143; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148143-00479.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64V-KYC : accessed 24 July 2015), Stephen Kappele, 11 Mar 1906; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1906 cn 1736, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,399.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276S-SKP : accessed 24 July 2015), Stephen Kappele, 13 Mar 1906; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot Q Fancy 2, line 20644, volume Volume 02, 1903-1908, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-51ST : accessed 24 July 2015), Rev Stephen S. Kappele, 1906; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 82868346, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82868346.

Christina Elizabeth Dillman (mother of Arthur James Kappele)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-51S5 : accessed 24 July 2015), Christina Elizabeth Dillman Kappele, 1919; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 83002266, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83002266.

Arthur James Kapelle

Arthur James Kappele, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, Howay and Scholefield, volume 3, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 597-598; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/597/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/598/mode/1up.

“Admitted to the Bar,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 8, 1899, page 5, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18990408uvic/18990408#page/n4/mode/1up: “The results of the recent examinations of the Law Society of British Columbia have been announced, and twelve of the thirteen candidates who passed were yesterday presented by Mr. D.M. Eberts, Q.C., to Mr. Justice Walkem. The new lawyers are . . . A.J. Kappele, Vancouver.”

Bicknell, James, and Arthur James Kappele. Practical Statutes; Being a Collection of Statutes of Practical Utility in Force in Ontario, with Notes on the Construction and Operation Thereof. Toronto: Goodwin & Co, 1900.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-PHV : accessed 24 July 2015), Arthur J Kappele in household of John W Thornton, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59786&highlight=42&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+J.+Kappele; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010229.pdf

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMQ-SYXP : accessed 24 July 2015), Arthur J Kappele, 1902; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, January 28, 1905, page 12: “Mr. A.J. Kappele returned on Wednesday from Toronto, where he had been visiting for several weeks.”

Social and Personal, Mable Haynes and A.J. Kappele, engagement announcement, Victoria Daily Colonist, December 8, 1908, page 11; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19081208uvic/19081208#page/n10/mode/1up: “The engagement has been announced of Miss Mable Haynes, of this city, to Mr. A.J. Kappele, of Vancouver. The marriage will take place this month.”

Mabel Haynes and A.J. Kappele, wedding notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, December 18, 1908, page 10; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19081218uvic/19081218#page/n10/mode/1up: “A pretty wedding took place last evening at 7:45 o’clock when the marriage of Miss Mabel Haynes, of this city and Mr. A.J. Kappele, barrister, of Vancouver, was celebrated at St. Andrew’s church by the Rev. W. Leslie Clay. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. George W. Haynes of John street. Looking charming in her wine-colored travelling dress with hat to match, she was attended by Mrs. W.J. Jaffree, of Vancouver. Mr. J.C. Dockrill, of the Terminal City, performed a like office for the groom. The newly married pair left on the Princess Victoria last evening for Vancouver en route to Toronto and other eastern cities. Toronto is the home city of Mr. Kappele. They will reside in Vancouver.”

B.C. Saturday Sunset, December 19, 1908, page 3: “A wedding of great interest took place in Victoria on Thursday when Mr. Kappelle [sic] a well known and popular barrister, was married to Miss Haines [sic] of Victoria. Both are well known socially here, Miss Haines having visited our city on many occasions, being the guest of Mrs. W.J. Jafree. The happy pair left on a trip to Eastern Canada.

J. Oswald Gill, Letter to the Editor, The Advocate, volume 22, (1964), page 220: “. . . My first partner, Mr. A.J. Kappele who is mentioned in the article [about Atlin], always liked to recall these Circuit Court trips. . . .I can recall Kap, as he was known to all, telling me about a certain lawyer who was later a Judge, rapping on his door at the Club with a $14.00 bottle of champagne at breakfast time. . . . Kap said that if a lawyer won a case for some miners, they not only paid the fee but invited him as well to the workings where he was invited to take his pick from a pan of gold nuggets.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MHMX : accessed 24 July 2015), Asthean J Kappele, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG7-F79 : accessed 23 July 2015), Arthur James Kappele, 09 Jun 1944; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13183, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,206.

Arthur J. Kappele, death notice, The Advocate, (1944), volume 2, page 89: “While the news of ‘Kap’s’ death was not wholly unexpected it is widely regretted—indeed wheresoever he was known. Arthur was a graduate of Osgoode Hall some forty-five years ago. He had practised law in Vancouver some forty-two years. In that time he gained many friends and no enemies. His was a good way. He loved his profession. He practised hard—emoluments were, however, quite secondary in his calculations. He will be missed.”

Arthur James Kappele, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 10, 1944, page 17: “Kappele – Passed away June 9, 1944, Arthur James Kappele, 376 West 18th Ave., age 67 years. Survived by his loving wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Ian M. Grant, Vancouver, 1 sister, Mrs. James Bicknell; 1 brother, Charles S. Haynes in Toronto; 1 grandchildren, Alan and Heather. Funeral service Mon. June 12, at 3:15 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. F.P. Clark officiating. Cremation.”

Mabel Wealthy Haynes (wife of Arthur James Kappele)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-KXC : accessed 24 July 2015), Mable Haynes in household of George W Haynes, Johnson Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 98; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211883.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-4HR : accessed 24 July 2015), Mabel W Haynes, Victoria City Johnson Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148094-00085.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRM-VHW : accessed 23 July 2015), Mabel Wealthy Kappele, 11 Jul 1958; citing O K Centre, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13237, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,178.

Adelaide Patricia Kappele (daughter of Arthur James Kappele)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1934-09-415041; Ian Munro Grant and Adelaide Patricia Kappele; date of marriage: January 31, 1934; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=04725d9f-4859-488a-bc61-8b6e16d78053

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTP-NNR : accessed 23 July 2015), Ian Munro Grant, 02 Jun 1965; citing Okanagan Centre, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13272, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,725.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-P7TT : accessed 23 July 2015), Ian Monroe Grant, 1965; Burial, Kelowna, Central Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Lakeview Memorial Gardens; citing record ID 83834611, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83834611.

Adelaide Patricia Kappele Grant, Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83832943. Birth: Jul. 3, 1912, British Columbia, Canada; Death: Mar. 10, 2004, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.

Other members of the Kappele family

George Kappele, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, Second Edition, Toronto, William Briggs, , 1912, page 596; https://archive.org/stream/canadianmenwomen00morguoft#page/596/mode/1up.

Re Kappele, [1955] 1 Dominion Law Reports pages 29-36, Ontario Court of Appeal. Concludes that a gift in a will to “Methodist Church of Canada for Home and Foreign Missions” went to the United Church of Canada, after the Methodist Church united with two other churches in 1925.

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