Kentish-Rankin, Lionel (1854-1945)

Lionel Kentish-Rankin was the cashier of the Vancouver Gas Company. He was sometimes called “Lionel Kentish Kentish-Rankin” or “Lionel K. Kentish-Rankin.”

He lived at 1830 Comox Street in 1909 and 1910. Later he lived at 3941 Point Grey Road, near what is now Brock House.

Mr and Mrs Kentish Rankin - Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 56

Mr and Mrs Kentish Rankin – Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 56

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Detail of Thorley Park area: Thorley Park to Brock House, Jo Pleshakov, Editor, Vancouver, Brock House Society, 2012, page 69. “L. K. Kentish-Rankin” is in lot 16, below the arrow, and just to the right of the Jericho club house.

Detail of Thorley Park area: Thorley Park to Brock House, Jo Pleshakov, Editor, Vancouver, Brock House Society, 2012, page 69. “L. K. Kentish-Rankin” is in lot 16, below the arrow, and just to the right of the Jericho club house.

 

Lionel was born on February 16, 1854, in Clifton, Bristol, England. His father was Thomas Wright Rankin (about 1814-1885), who was a wine merchant; his mother was Hannah Rogers (about 1819-after 1881). Lionel was a cousin of Sir Charles Alexander Harris (1855-1947) who was the governor of Newfoundland from 1917 to 1922.

Lionel attended Clifton College from 1863 to 1872. Later he went to Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1877.

In 1880, he became a member of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1881, he received a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge.

He also attended Bristol Medical School and became a doctor.

On February 23, 1886, in Llanfeugan, Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales, he married Elizabeth Beadle. She was born in June 1861.

Lionel was outspoken on religious affairs, and he wrote several articles and books, most of which were strongly in favour of Protestant Christianity.

About 1900, he went to central Africa and he became Assistant Resident in northern Nigeria. He was invalided in 1902.

From 1908 to about 1911, he was living in Vancouver. For some time, he was the cashier for the Vancouver Gas Company, which was a subsidiary of the British Columbia Electric Company. Later he worked with the B.C. Electric Railway. Although he travelled from time to time, he kept the house at 3941 Point Grey Road until at least the early 1920s.

Later he and Elizabeth moved to England. Elizabeth died in Wokingham, Berkshire, England in 1936. Lionel later moved to Newmarket, Ontario, where he died on February 24, 1945. He was buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

Lionel and Elizabeth had the following children.

 

Gwladys Gwendolyn Kentish-Rankin

Gwladys Gwendolyn Kentish-Rankin was born about 1888. On September 12, 1911, in Vancovuer, she married Doria de Bretigny. He was born on September 21, 1888 in Bretigny, France.  He died on January 7, 1967, in Newmarket, Ontario. (His sister, Dorothy, married Albert Ernest Austin in Vancouver in 1928.)

 

Ivor Lionel Kentish-Rankin

Ivor Lionel Kentish-Rankin was born in London, England, on April 25, 1889. He married Catherine Rock. He was an electrical engineer. He died in Chicago, Illinois, on February 25, 1932. Ivor and Catherine had a son named Lionel Ivor Rankin (1917-1994).

Olivia Elsie Stephanie Kentish-Rankin

Olivia Elsie Stephanie Kentish-Rankin was born in Hampstead, England, on October 11, 1890.

She was a piano teacher, who followed the principles of Tobias Augustus Matthay (1858-1945). Matthay’s principles were once very popular, though they later fell out of favour.

Olivia Philip James David Mogridge in Vancouver on July 23, 1922. He was born on May 1, 18?? In Scalford, Leicestershire. He died on December 28, 1968, in Wokingham, Berkshire. Olivie died about December 1960, in Reading, England.

 

Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin

Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin was born in London, England on July 7, 1893. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He married Selina Emily Gower in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on March 29, 1929. Ronald died in Vancouver on December 22, 1961.

 

Sources

Thomas Wright Rankin (father of Lionel K. Kentish-Rankin)

“England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8),” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQSL-ZLK : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Thomas Wright Rankin, 10 Mar 1814, Baptism; citing p. 94, Bristol, Somerset, record group RG4, Public Record Office, London.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFV1-MD5 : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Thomas Wright Rankin and Hannah Rogers, 14 Mar 1849; citing St. George-Brandon Hill, Bristol, Gloucester, England, reference item 2 p 115; FHL microfilm 1595552.

“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JCPG-93Y : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Thomas Wright Rankin, 02 Jul 1885; citing , reference Page 50; FHL microfilm 994426.

The London Gazette, Publication date: 27 October 1885; Issue: 25523; Page: 4949; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25523/page/4949: “Thomas Wright Rankin, Deceased . . . “Notice is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of Thomas Wright Rankin, formerly of Clifton, in the city of Bristol, but late of Burnell House, Worcester Park, in the county of Surrey, Esq., deceased (who died on the 28th day of June, 1885, and whose will was proved in the Principal Registry of the Probabe Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 21st day of September, 1885, by Lionel Kentish Rankin, of Burnell House aforesaid, son of the deceased, and Henry Edward Parnell, of the city of Bristol, Gentleman, the executors therein named), are hereby required to send the particulars, in writing, of their claims or demands to us the undersigned, the Solicitors for the said executors, on or before the 30th day o November, 1885 . . ..”

Brunel House, Bristol, near to Clifton, Bristol, Great Britain, http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2600471

Brunel House and Attached Front Area Railings, Bristol, http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-380429-brunel-house-and-attached-front-area-rai

 

Hannah Rogers (mother of Lionel Kentish-Rankin)

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFVM-YCS : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Hannah Rankin in household of Thomas W Rankin, Bath, Walcot, Somersetshire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 55, p. 17; Bath registration district, Lansdown subdistrict, ED 11, household 81, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 835198.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3B9-KHT : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Hannah Rankin in household of Thomas W Rankin, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

 

Lionel Kentish-Rankin

Lionel Kentish Rankin, Clifton Rugby Football Club, http://www.cliftonrfchistory.co.uk/members/membersR.htm: “Born 16th February 1854 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Thomas Wright Rankin, Wine Merchant, and Hannah (nee Rogers). Clifton College 1863-1872. Christ’s College, Cambridge BA: 1878. Bristol Medical School. Doctor. Married 1886 Elizabeth Beedle in Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales. Universities Mission to Central Africa. Assistant Resident, N. Nigeria, 1900; invalided, 1902. Resident in London in 1911. Moved to USA. Moved to Vancouver, Canada. Died 24th February 1945 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2N45-5JG : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish Rankin, 1854.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5R2-WLY : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel K Rankin in household of William Rogers, Bristol, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; citing “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 10, folio 68, p. 19; Clifton registration district, Clifton subdistrict, ED 19, household 78, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 0835258.

The Ecclesiastical gazette, or, Monthly register of the affairs of the Church of England, 1877, “At the congregation on Thursday, February 7, the vice-chancellor (Rev. Dr. Atkinson) presiding, the folliwng degrees were conferred: . . . Bachelors of Arts . . . Lionel Kentish Rankin, Christ’s Coll.”

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 50, Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), 1880 – Geography, page xcvii, “[year of election] 1880, Rankin, Lionel Kentish, Esq., B.A., 3, Upper Belgrave-road, Clifton.”

University Intelligence, Cambridge, The Times, Friday, Dec 16, 1881; pg. 4; Issue 30379; col D: “At a congregation this morning, . . . the following degrees were conferred: . . . “Masters of Arts: . . . Lionel Kentish Rankin, Christ’s [College].

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ3S-NJZ : accessed 04 Apr 2014), Lionel Rankin in household of John E H Payne, Box, Wiltshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm .

“Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCKD-7LF : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish Rankin and Elizabeth Beedle, 23 Feb 1886, Marriage; citing “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” Brightsolid; Llanfeugan, Brecknockshire, Wales, p. 47; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D85-DCS : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish Rankin, 1886.

“The Brighton Election,” L. Kentish Rankin, Chairman of the Meeting,” Letter to the Editor, The Times, Monday, Oct 28, 1889; pg. 7; Issue 32841; col E: clarifies procedural statements in a political meeting.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/3YK8-J2M : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel K Rankin, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Guardian, November 11, 1891,Page 7, “The Church Association,” “At the afternoon session Mr. L. Kentish Rankin, M.A., read a paper on “The rights of the laity and their wrongs.” He asked whether Nonconformists and Protestant Churchmen could not agree like Liberal Unionists and Conservatives on a policy of reciprocal support as against Ritualist and Romanist candidates for Parliament? A discussion followed, after which the conference adjourned.”

British Canadian Goldfields Of The Klondike, Limited., display advertising, The Times, Tuesday, Dec 13, 1898; pg. 4; Issue 35698; col E, “Directors: . . . L. Kentish-Rankin, Esq. (Director South African Venture Syndicate, Limited.)”; “Messrs. Allen and Kentish-Rankin are Directors of, and Mr. Wood is a Shareholder in. a Company which is interested with the Founders in the promotion of this Company.”

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X968-1SH : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Rankin, Acton, Middlesex, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

African Society. Journal of the African Society (1902) 2 (V): 106-114: 1901: List of members: Kentish-Rankin, L., Orchard Lea, Bedford Park, W., District Commissioner, N. Nigeria.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 75 Municipality of Point Grey, page 8, family 107- lines 45-49; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63593&highlight=45&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Lionel+K.+Ken%3F%3Fi%3Fh-La%3Fkin

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJTZ-C3J : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish-Rankin, arrived at New York, 24 Feb 1912, on the Celtic; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

Calendar of University of British Columbia, 1916-17, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1916_17.pdf, Page 158: Kentish-Rankin, Lionel Kentish, Vancouver, M.A. (Cambridge).

Eve Lazarus, The Story of Brock House, November 22, 2012, refers to “Thorley Park to Brock House: from family home to heritage landmark 1912-2012,” http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2012/11/22/the-story-of-brock-house/.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL9M-4JD : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish Rankin, 09 Aug 1919; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship Minnedosa, arrival port Quebec, England, line 9, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 375, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. [Gives relative as “Sir Alex Harris, cousin, 147 Victoria St. S.W. London”]

L.K. Kentish-Rankin, The Relations of Church and State. “Catholics” in the Witness Box: Being a Catena of their Published Claims and Aims enabling a Just Opinion to be Formed by the Non-expert Enquirer on this Vital National Question, 1936: “apart from her criminology, criminality, heresies and essential anti-Christianity, Popery is an impracticable and discordant anarchism in a Protestant country on every plane”;

KENTISH-RANKIN, L. K. The Irish Question – Fact & Fiction; London, The English Churchman, 1938. Summary: The Catholic Church wished to annex Ireland to support the disintegration of the British Empire.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/242R-XFN : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish Rankin, 1942.

Lionel Kentish-Rankin, death notice, Newmarket Era and Express (Newmarket, Ontario), March 1, 1945, page 4, column 5: “Kentish-Rankin – At the home of his daughter, Mrs. De Bretigny, Sharon, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 1945, Lionel Kentish-Rankin, husband of the late Elizabeth Beadle. The funeral services was held at the chapel of Roadhouse and Rose on Tuesday Afternoon. Interment Newmarket cemetery.”

 

 

Elizabeth Beadle (wife of Lionel Kentish Rankin)

FreeBMD Deaths, June quarter 1936, Wokingham district, Volume 2c, page 471, Elizabeth K. Rankin; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=172293716&d=bmd_1395091734.

 

Gwladys Gwendolyn Kentish-Rankin (daughter of  Lionel Kentish Rankin)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/3YK8-R3Z : accessed 04 Apr 2014), Gwladys G K Rankin, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 6 Vancouver City, page 1, family 12, line 39, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63848&highlight=39&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Gwladys+Kentish+Rankin.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDDQ-4NP : accessed 04 Apr 2014), Deudeux Falkuiel Par La Vinci Doria Debritiguy and Geoladys Geocuddoka Keulish-Raukin, 12 Sep 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983703.

Gwenddolen [sic] Kentish-Rankin and T. Doria deBretigny, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, September 18, 1911, page 26: “The marriage of Miss Gwenddolen Kentish-Rankin, eldest daughter of Mr. Lionel Kentish-Rankin of Thorley Park, Vancouver, to Mr. T. Doria deBretigny, eldest son of the Vicomte Doria deBretrigny, Chateau Bretigny, France, was celebrated quietly in the presence of a few friends at St. James’ Church yesterday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Doria deBretigny left for the east last night en route for London, Eng., and Bretigny, where the honeymoon will be spent. They expect to return to return to Vancouver in the spring.”

Gwendolyn  Kentish-Rankin and T. Doria de Bretigny, marriage notice, Vancouver World, September 13, 1911, page 14.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/242R-XFX : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Gwladys G Doria De Bretigny, 1942.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24JD-8RS : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Devereux Falkiner De Bretigny, 1935.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/242S-SZQ : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Devereux De Bretigny, 1938.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XG3L-72P : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Devereux Falkner Doria Debretigny, 24 Sep 1940; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York, , line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 30, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

The Common Round, Pupils’ Recital, Newmarket Era and Express, June 7, 1951, page 6, column 5: “But now, to get down to the serious aspect of the recital which was given by pupils of Gwen de Bretigny . . .”

Shawnigan Lake School Magazine, 1942, page 27: https://archive.org/stream/shawniganlake1942shaw#page/27/mode/1up/search/bretigny; Deaths: . . . de Bretigny – On November 12th, 1942, in Royal Air Force Ferry Command, Deveraus Lionel Doria de Bretigny (1928-1931); https://archive.org/stream/shawniganlake1942shaw#page/32/mode/1up/search/bretigny: “Killed or missing while on active service: . . . D.L.D. de Bretigny, 1928-31, Radio Officer, R.A.F. Ferry Command, November 12th, 1942.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPSN-WMD : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Devereaux Falkner De Bretigny, 06 Dec 1943; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York, , line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 30, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

 

Ivor Lionel Kentish-Rankin (son of  Lionel Kentish Rankin)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HPM-VWF : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Kentish Rankin, 1907.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP9X-VYM : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Kentish Rankin, 24 Nov 1912; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, , line 24, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 200, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Social Brevities, Vancouver Province, December 31, 1915, page 16: “The many friends of Ivor L. Kentish-Rankin, the elder son of Mr. Kentish-Rankin of Thorley Park, Point Grey, who was formerly on the B.C. Electric Company’s operating staff, will be pleased to hear that he has been elected a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, of which he was already an associate.”

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6DM-34Q : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Ivor Lionel Kentish Rankin, 1917-1918; citing Cook County no 5, Illinois, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1504116.

“Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2H51-863 : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Catherine Kentish Rankin, 1941.

“Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7M1-5Q7 : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Ivor Lionel Kentish Rankin, 03 Jun 1917; citing Chicago, reference 20160, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1276319.

“Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N7M1-5QW : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Ivor Lionel Kenluch Rankin in entry for Ivor Lionel Kentish Rankin, 03 Jun 1917; citing Chicago, reference 20160, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1276319.

“North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGF8-FC3 : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Ivor Rankin, 10 Mar 1994; citing Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, v 12B cn 12861, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1992305.

“North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGF8-FCQ : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Ivor Lionel Kentish-Rankin in entry for Lionel Ivor Rankin, 10 Mar 1994; citing Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, v 12B cn 12861, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1992305.

 

Olivia Elsie Stephanie Kentish-Rankin ( (daughter of  Lionel Kentish Rankin)

Vancouver Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, page 1019: “Matthay Piano School (Olivia Kentish-Rankin), personal attention given, 634 Dunsmuir Street.”

BC Saturday Sunset, December 30, 1911, page 6: Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School, Olivia Kentish-Rankin, L.R.A.M., Principal. For instruction in the pianoforte method – “which is evolutionizing piano teaching all over the world” – of Tobias Matthay, Professor, Examiner, and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London, Eng. – “the leading authority on technique in the country.” Open to Professionals and Amateurs. For prospectus and particulars apply central address: Room 1, 634 Dunsmuir St.; Phone, Sey. 9188. Private phone, Sey. 9534 R.”

Tobias Matthay, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Matthay.

“Engagement is Announced of Talented Vancouver Musician,” Vancouver Province, June 30, 1922, page 8, “Mr. Lionel Kentish-Rankin, M.A. F.R.G.S. and Mrs. Kentish-Rankin of Thorley Park, Point Grey, announce the engagement of their younger daughter, Olivia Stephanie, to Mr. Philip David Mogridge, son of the late Rev. Henry Wells [sic] Mogridge, M.A. and Mrs. Mogridge of Scalford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Engl, the wedding to take place shortly.” [includes photographs of Miss O.W. Kentish Rankin and Mr. P.D. Mogridge.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8M-9JG : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Kentish-Rankin in household of Philip James David Mogridge and Olivia Elsie Stephanie Kentish-Rankin, 23 Jul 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074225.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1922-09-247426, Philip James David Mogridge and Olivia Elsie Stephanie Kentish-Rankin, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=31b49920-deeb-4e7c-8ce4-e62af08d8b37

Mogridge – Kentish-Rankin, wedding announcement, Vancouver Province, July 25, 1922, page 12: “A quiet wedding took place on July 23 at St. Paul’s Church, when Miss Olivia Stephanie Kentish-Rankin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kentish-Rankin, became the bride of Mr. Philip James David Mogridge, son of the late Rev. H. Twells [sic] Mogridge of Scalford, England. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Harold King.”

 

Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin  (son of  Lionel Kentish Rankin)

Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1944-45-46, page 140.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Kentish-Rankin, Ronald Vere, Rank: SGT, Regimental Number: 116078, Date of Birth: 07/07/1893, Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5105 – 24, Item Number:492235, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=492235.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8W-SL9 : accessed 31 Mar 2014), Lionel Keutish-Rankin in household of Ronald Vere Keutish-Rankin and Selina Emily Gower, 29 Mar 1929; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13758, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074554.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1929-09-358848, Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin and Selina Emily Gower, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=7892ba2f-ce46-439b-8a8f-859b842b1aac.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTZ-M27 : accessed 04 Apr 2014), Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin, 22 Dec 1961; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13254, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033375.

Ronald Vere Kentish-Rankin, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1961, page 29; Vancouver Province, December 27, 1961, page 24.

“Bette Kentish-Rankin Weds on First Day of Summer, Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1952, page 28.

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