Millard, Harry Hugh (1869-1956)

Harry Hugh Millard was an accountant and a ticket agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He lived at 1020 Denman Street in 1901, and at 1929 Comox Street from 1915 to 1918.

Harry was born on August 28, 1869, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. His father was Matthew Millard; his mother was Emma Randall.

Harry first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1892. On July 16, 1896, in Vancouver, he married Rose Elizabeth Webb. She was born in Trowbridge, England. Her father was John Webb; her mother was Annie Gibson.

Harry continued to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway until 1933. He died in Vancouver on October 24, 1943. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Rose died in Vancouver on February 2, 1956. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Harry and Rose had one son.

Stanley Charles Hugh Millard

Stanley was born in Trowbridge, England in December 31, 1902. He was a clerk in the steamship business. On August 10, 1927, in Vancouver, he married Katherine Colborn Lake. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia about 1904. Her father was Colborn John Lake, who was for a time a tailor in Vancouver; Katherine’s mother was Maude Mary MacDonald.

Stanley and Katherine were divorced in Vancouver on March 15, 1946. On July 28, 1950, in Montreal, Stanley married Thelma Mary Pouport (born February 26, 1919).

Other Relatives: Charles Millard

Harry had several other relatives in Vancouver, including his brother, Charles Millard. Charles was born in Trowbridge on April 10, 1873. On October 24, 1906, Charles married Clara Burdett Olmstead. She was born about 1882 in Collingwood Ontario. Her father was Oscar F. Olmstead; her mother was Rachel Olmstead.

In 1914, Charles and Clara were living at 1650 Pendrell Street in Vancouver. Charles was the chief ticket agent at the Canadian Pacific Railway station in Vancouver. He went to Victoria to meet the incoming Canadian Australian passenger liner, R.M.S. Makura. Charles came to Vancouver on the Makura, and when he arrived at his house, Clara was missing. The police arrested Jack Kong, a boy in his late teens who had been working for Charles and Clara. Jack Kong was charged with murdering Clara.

After a long and dramatic trial, the jury convicted Jack Kong of manslaughter. Charles never re-married, and he died in Vancouver on August 11, 1956.

Sources

Matthew Millard and Emma Randall (parents of Harry Hugh Millard)

FreeBMD Marriages, Matthew Millard and Emma Randall, December quarter, 1859, Melksham district, Wiltshire, volume 5a, page 231; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=29869436&d=bmd_1383034811; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=29883136&d=bmd_1383034811.

Trowbridge, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trowbridge

Harry Hugh Millard

Free BMD Births, Harry Hugh Millard, born December quarter 1869, Melksham district, Wiltshire, volume 5a, page 105, http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=44117508&d=bmd_1383034811

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDZL-XH2 : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry H Millard in entry for Mathew Millard, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ3Q-2NK : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry H Millard in entry for George G Perkins, 1881.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ37-WLX : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry Millard in entry for Ann Millard, 1881.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-L62 : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry Hugh Millard and Rose Webb, 1896.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1896-09-045611, Harry Hugh Milland [sic] and Rose Webb, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f10ccef6-e87e-4004-8fa4-bc3f7dba9e6b

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-5W1 : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry H Millard, 1901.; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36132&highlight=49&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harry+H.+Millard

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 59 North Vancouver, page 9, families 128 and 129, lines 31-34, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63164&highlight=31&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Henry+Millard

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLT-ZBJ : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry Hugh Millard, 1943.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1943-09-631321, Harry Hugh Millard.

Harry Hugh Millard, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 25, 1945, page 17; Vancouver Province, October 25, 1945, page 21: “Millard – On October 24, 1943, Harry Hugh Millard, of 3807 Dunbar St., aged 75 years. Survived by his wife; 1 son, Stanley C., Montreal; 4 brothers, Charles, city; Reginald, Calgary; Frederick, Eng.; 1 sister, Mrs. E.A. Morris, city. Funeral Tues., Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. from the T. Edwards Memorial Chapel, Granville at 10th, Rev. W.J. Thomson officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

“Harry H. Millard, C.P. Veteran, Dies,” Vancouver Province, October 25, 1943, page 2.

Rose Elizabeth Webb

FreeBMD Marriages, John Webb and Annie Gibson, married December quarter, 1868, Melksham district, Wiltshire, volume 5a, page 199, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=44413745&d=bmd_1383034811http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=44351199&d=bmd_1383034811

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR6-QPN : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Harry Hugh Millard in entry for Rose Elizabeth Millard, 1956.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1956-09-002071, Rose Elizabeth Millard, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=6153e090-609a-4d6c-80a8-09e21d9df1f6.

Rose Elizabeth Millard, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 4, 1956, page 31; Vancouver Sun, February 4, 1956, page 30; Vancouver Sun, February 3, 1956, page 30, column 3, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cIVlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=84kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4250%2C579548: “Millard – On Feb. 2, 1956, in the Private Hospital, Rose Elizabeth Millard, formerly of 3807 Dunbar St., in her 86th year. Survived by 1 son, Stanley C.H., Montreal; 2 brothers, Clarence S. Webb, New Westminster and William Webb, South Africa. Funeral services Monday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m., in the Memorial Chapel of the T. Edwards Co., Granville and 10th Ave., Rev. R.G. Quiggan officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

Stanley Charles Hugh Millard

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Y-7LN : accessed 07 Nov 2013), Stanley Charles Hugh Millard and Katharine Colborn Lake, 1927.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1927-09-319119, Stanley Charles Hugh Millard and Katharine Colborn Lake, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=d375c5f9-5de4-49eb-b7f3-4220f4f49814.

“Of Interest to Women,” Los Angeles Times, August 18, 1927, wedding note: Katherine Colburn Lake, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Lake of this city, to Stanley Charles Hugh Millard, onoly son of Mrs. And Mrs. H.H. Millard of Vancouver. . . . Mrs. And Mrs.Millard are away on their honeymoon in Victoria.

Charles Millard

Charles Millard, Who’s Who in B.C. (1937-38-39), page 104.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-T5X : accessed 08 Nov 2013), Charles Millard in entry for Sarah Mcdonald, 1901.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-K2W : accessed 08 Nov 2013), Charles Millard and Clara Burdett Olmstead, 1906.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1906-09-052625, Charles Millard and Clara Burdett Olmstead, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b3121e79-6f16-46de-819e-6adc9b6483bc.

“Wedding Bells, Millard-Olmstead,” Vancouver Province, October 26, 1906, page 9.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL5B-6V8 : accessed 08 Nov 2013), Charles Millard, 1956.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1956-09-008674, Charles Millard, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=50dbe89a-1760-48ce-ad1c-47ed10d3053b.

Charles Millard, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 13, 1956, page 22; Vancouver Province, August 13, 1956, page 25: “Millard – On Augusts 11th, 1956, in St. Paul’s Hospital, Charles Millard, of 837 Hastings West, in his 84th year. Survived by 1 sister, Mrs. E.A. Morris, city; 1 brother, A.E. Millard, Bristol, England. Funeral services Tuesday, August 14th, at 3 p.m. in the T. Edwards Co Mrmorial Chapel, Granville St. and 10th Ave., Rev. J.Gordon Jones, D.D., officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

Clara Burdett Millard (née Olmstead)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK9-WT5 : accessed 08 Nov 2013), Clara Burdette Millard, 1914.

British Columbia Death Registrations , Registration Number: 1914-09-139577, Clara Burdette Millard.

“Police Baffled by Disappearance of Mrs. Millard: No Trace Found of Young Woman Since Wednesday – Chinese Servant Held by Police on Suspicion that He May Have Killed Her and Hid the Body – – Clothes Found in Attic Rafters,” Vancouver Province, April 3, 1914, page 1.

“Confessed He Killed Mrs. Millard and Burned Her Body: Jack Kong Told Police This Morning that He Struck Her with Chair and Then Carried Unfortunate Woman to Basement – Police Find the Skull and other Bones Secreted in Chimney Flue,” Vancouver Province April 4, 1914, page 1, 20.

“China Boy Nearer Twenty than Seventeen,” Vancouver Province, April 6, 1914, page 1, 15.

“Feeling Runs High Over Millard Murder,” Vancouver Province, April 6, 1914, page 14.

“Kong Joked on the Morning After His Crime,” Vancouver Province, April 6, 1914, page 5.

“City Council Acts Upon Oriental Agitation,” Vancouver Province, April 7, 1914, page 3.

“Did Jack Kong Steal to Aid Brigand’s Cause?” Vancouver Province, April 11, 1914.

“Women Fought for Places at Kong’s Trial Today,” Vancouver Province, April 16, 1914, page 1, 4.

“Kong is Committed to the Higher Court,” Vancouver Province, April 17, 1914, page 1.

“Four Murder Cases for Next Assizes: Jack Kong, Frank Van Horst, Claude Ingram and Nick Skebie to Fact Jury Trials,” Vancouver Province, April 27, 1914, page 11.

“Women Carry Their Lunches to Kong Murder Trial,” Vancouver Province, May 18, 1914, page 1, 14.

“Deputy Describes Police Work in Murder Case,” Vancouver Province, May 19, 1914, page 1, 12.

“Says Mrs. Millard Came Towards Him With Knife,” Vancouver Province, May 20, 1914, page 1, 18.

“Jack Kong’s Case Now in Hands of Jury,” Vancouver Province, May 21, 1914, page 1, 13.

“Kong Guilty Only of Manslaughter, Finds Jury,” Vancouver Province, May 22, 1914, page 13.

“Find Kong is Guilty of the Minor Charge and Not of Murder,” Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1914, Page 1, 8.

“Denies Jury Story: Foreman Matthew MacDougall Talks on the Kong Case,” Vancouver Province, May 30, 1914, page 34.

“Mrs. Millard to be Buried on Thursday,” Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1914, page 8.

“Funeral Service Was Most Impressive: First Baptist Church Crowded at Public Funeral of Mrs. Millard,” Vancouver Province, June 5, 1914, page 15.

“Remains Laid to Rest of Late Mrs. Millard,” Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1914, page 4.

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