Kent, Herbert William (1862-1919)

Herbert William Kent was the general superintendent of the New Westminster and Burrard Inlet Telephone Company. He had the same position with the B.C. Telephone Company. He was later a manager for the Canadian Boving Company, which made water turbines, centrifugal pumps, and machinery for sawmills and for the pulp and paper industry. He lived at 1818 Barclay Street in 1905 and at 1884 Haro Street in 1906.

Herbert William Kent was born on August 3, 1862, in Chatham, Ontario.

His father was Lubin Kent (1819-1907); his mother was Sarah Hamilton Neilson (1829-1931).

In 1881, Herbert was a telegraph operator in Chatham. By 1891, he had moved to British Columbia, and he was superintendent of the telephone company.

On July 8, 1896, in Vancouver, he married Florence Emily Findley. She was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on July 2, 1873. Her father was William Henry Findley (1832-1893); her mother was Emma Louise Moore (1837-1899).

Herbert William Kent died at 3937 Osler Avenue, Point Grey, British Columbia (later part of Vancouver) on March 15, 1919. He was buried in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Ontario.

Florence Emily Kent was still living in 1919.

Sources

Lubin Kent

“Lubin Kent” in “Cairns & Arrol Family Genealogy,” http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=anna-louise&id=I18908

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M43N-1YY : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Lubin Kent, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVDR-FR6 : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Luben Kent, Chatham (Town), Kent, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWG3-MXG : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Lubin Kent, Peterborough Town, Peterborough West, Ontario, Canada.

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JFDN-PXF : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Lubin Kent, 1907.”

“Lubin Kent,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105088281

 

Herbert William Kent

“Herbert William Kent, “in “Cairns & Arrol Family Genealogy,” http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=anna-louise&id=I18934

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVDR-FRF : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Herbert Kent in household of Luben Kent, Chatham (Town), Kent, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-2B4 : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Herbert William Kent and Florence Emily Findley, 1896.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration No. 1896-09-045559, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b682c25f-5943-4b57-923d-98a0debd0480

Victoria Daily Colonist, July 10, 1896, page 1: “H. W. Kent, manager of the Inlet and Westminster Telephone Co., was married yesterday to Miss Florence Emily Findley, sister of F.S. and H. W. Findley, Vancouver.”

“Herbert William Kent” in 1898 British Columbia Voters List, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votek.htm, “Kent, Herbert William, 1102 Seaton St, Manager, Telephone Co, Van.”

Canada Census, 1901, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59794&highlight=42&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Herbert+W.+Kent

Canada Census 1911, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63783&highlight=4&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Herbert+W+Kent

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL23-Q62 : accessed 27 Jun 2013), Herbert William Kent, 1919.

“Pioneer Resident Has Passed Away,” Vancouver Province, March 15, 1919, page 28.

“Robert (sic) William Kent,” death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 16, 1919, page 37.

“Herbert William Kent,” death notice, Vancouver Daily World, March 15, 1919, page 22.

“Herbert William Kent,” death notice, Vancouver Province , March 15, 1919, page 23.

“Herbert William Kent,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105088376

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