Oats, Thomas Russell Kennedy (1872-1955)

Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats was an accountant. He lived at 1037 Denman Street in 1901 and at 1845 Comox Street from 1902 to about 1928.

He was born on August 16, 1872, in North Shields, Tynemouth, England. His father was Richard Oats (1824-1878). His mother was Ellen Elizabeth Kennedy (1830-1921). In 1881, the family was living at 38 Stanley Street West, in Chirton (later part of North Shields), Northumberland, England.

38 Stanley Street West, North Shields, England. Google Streets, searched November 9, 2015; image dated April 2009.

38 Stanley Street West, North Shields, England. Google Streets, searched November 9, 2015; image dated April 2009.

In early 1901, Thomas married Aaronetta Adelaide Thompson. She was born on November 16, 1870. Her father was George D. Thompson, of Ashleigh, 123 Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England.

123 Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England. Google Streets, searched November 9, 2015; image dated May 2015.

123 Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England. Google Streets, searched November 9, 2015; image dated May 2015.

 

123 Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England. Detail from front of house, above main window. Google Streets, searched November 9, 2015; image dated May 2015.

123 Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England. Detail from front of house, above main window. Google Streets, searched November 9, 2015; image dated May 2015.

By the time of the Canada census in early 1901, Thomas and Aaronetta had arrived in Canada. At first they stayed with Alfred Arkley, who lived at 1037 Denman Street. By 1902, they had moved to 1845 Comox Street. Thomas was a clerk with the United Canneries of British Columbia. (Alfred Arkley was an accountant with the company.)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 732.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 732.

 

Thomas continued to work as an accountant throughout his time in Vancouver. In 1921, he was a cashier for Dodwell and Company, who were steamship agents in Vancouver.

Aaronetta died in Vancouver on March 8, 1928. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

On December 28, 1929, in Vancouver, Thomas married Alice Mary Nase, who was a widow. She was born on April 2, 1881, in St. John, New Brunswick. Her father was Arthur Ball Smalley. Her mother was Deborah Tucker Hay.

Thomas died in Vancouver on April 13, 1955. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Alice died in Vancouver on December 15, 1962.

 

Thomas and Aaronetta had the following children.

 

Julian Thomas Oats

Julian Thomas Oats was born in Vancouver on August 18, 1902. Sometimes his name appeared as “Thomas Julian Oats”; sometimes he was called “Thomas” or “Tom”.

By 1927, he was working as a mechanic.

On April 14, 1934, in Vancouver, he married Alison Janet Roberts. She was born in MacLeod, Alberta (later called Fort Macleod), on March 6, 1909. Her father was James Roberts. Her mother was Mary Nash.

Alison died in Tranquille, British Columbia, on May 31, 1909.

Julian later married Marie Antoinette (Toni) (probably Johnston). She was born on September 18, 1914, in Athabasca, Alberta. Her parents were Paul and Rosanna Major.

For a time, they lived in Salmo, British Columbia, where Julian was an assayer:

Nelson Directory, 1955, page 99 (Salmo)

Nelson Directory, 1955, page 99 (Salmo)

In 1961 they moved to Merritt, British Columbia.

Julian died in Merritt on October 13, 1979. He was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Merritt.

Toni died in Merritt on March 1, 2010.

 

Margaret Elizabeth Oats

Margaret Elizabeth Oats was born in Vancouver on June 4, 1904.

On July 23, 1927, in Vancouver, she married Lorne Colin Rice, who was a druggist. He was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia on July 17, 1900. His father was Brenton Robert Rice. His mother was Eva Josephine Mackinnon.

Lorne had enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. (He had given his birth date as July 17, 1898.)

Lorne and Margaret went to live in California, where Lorne carried on in business as a druggist.

Lorne died in Contra Costa, California, on July 15, 1960.

Margaret died on September 12, 1985 in Stanislaus County, California.

Lorne and Margaret had three sons: Brenton Thomas Rice (1929-2001); John Lorne Rice (born 1931); and Hugh Julian Rice (1937-2010).

 

Sources

 

Richard Oats (father of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

Richard Oats, 1824 – 1878, http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I433760&tree=ID1.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W8-CPN : accessed 9 November 2015), Richard Oats in household of Mary Robson, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGBN-XSW : accessed 9 November 2015), Richard Oats, ; from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D3Z-LBT : accessed 9 November 2015), Richard Oats, 1855; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7NL-635 : accessed 9 November 2015), Richard Oats, North Shields, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRMM-2QB : accessed 9 November 2015), Richard Oats, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JPY-4ZQ : accessed 9 November 2015), Richard Oates, 1878; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ellen Elizabeth Kennedy (mother of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDJ3-N68 : accessed 9 November 2015), Elizabeth Kennedy, 30 Mar 1834; citing Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, reference item 8 p 173; FHL microfilm 1,068,907.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2QF-BXH : accessed 9 November 2015), Elizabeth Kennedy, 30 Mar 1834; citing Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,068,907.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7WZ-TR7 : accessed 9 November 2015), Elizabeth Kennedy in household of Thomas Kennedy, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D3Z-CVF : accessed 9 November 2015), Ellen Elizabeth Kennedy, 1855; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXT-SCKX : accessed 9 November 2015), Ellen E Oates, Chirton, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 58, Piece/Folio 5075/109, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,406.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSL5-W6Z : accessed 9 November 2015), Ellen Elizaebth Oats, Chirton, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS97-LTN : accessed 9 November 2015), Elizth Oates, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Tynemouth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWMN-2V4 : accessed 9 November 2015), Eliza Oates, Tynemouth, Mount Pleasant Back No Shields, Northumberland, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH9-W422 : accessed 9 November 2015), Ellen E Oats, 1921; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, South Shields, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRK6-Z31 : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Kennedy Oats, 06 Oct 1872; citing Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, reference item 5 p 254; FHL microfilm 1,068,908.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XHZ-PQ8 : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Kennedy Oats, 1872; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXT-SCKL : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas K Oates in household of Ellen E Oates, Chirton, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 58, Piece/Folio 5075/109, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,406.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSL5-LN2 : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas R Oats in household of Ellen Elizaebth Oats, Chirton, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26ST-TLZ : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Russell K Oates, 1901; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26ST-TLX : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Russell K Oats, 1901; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Kathleen Quinn and Alexander Sutherland, wedding description, Vancouver Province, February 11, 1909, page 9: “A quiet wedding occurred yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Oaps [sic], 1935 [sic] Comox street, when Mr. Alexander Sutherland and Miss Kathleen Quinn were united in marriage by Rev. Dr. Fraser. They were supported by Mr. Frank Anderson and Mrs. Oaps.”

Kathleen Quinn and Alexander Sutherland, wedding description, Vancouver Province, February 12, 1909, page 9: “A very pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr. Thomas K. Oats, 1845 Comox street, on Wednesday evening, when Kathleen, second daughter of Francis Quinn of Belfast, Ireland, was united in marriage by Rev. Dr. Fraser to Alexander, third son of Donald Sutherland, of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Mr. Oats acted as matron of honor. Mr. Frank Adamson acted as best man. The happy couple left on the boat for Seattle.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MG61 : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Russell Oaks, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Thos R R Ostes [sic]; 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 Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8X-8NX : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats and Alice Mary Nase, 28 Dec 1929; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,553.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-RLW : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Kennedy Oats, 1955.

Thomas Kennedy Oats, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 14, 1955, page 32: “Oats—Passed away April 13, 1955, Thomas Kennedy Oats, of 2494 Cornwall St., in his 83rd year. Survived by his loving wife; 1 son, Julian, Salmo, B.C.; 1 daughter, Mrs. Margaret Rice, Crockett, California; 3 grandsons; 2 great-grand-daughters. Funeral service Friday at 1 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Very Rev. Dean Northcote Burke, D.D., officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Aaronetta Adelaide Thompson (wife of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XW7-KCC : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronette Adelaide Thompson, 1870; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V513-D2G : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronette A Thompson in entry for George Thompson, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXT-SK18 : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaron E Ferris in household of George D Thompson, Preston, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 21, Piece/Folio 5077/74, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,407.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSG1-86Z : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronetta A Thompson in household of George D Thompson, Preston, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSM1-85K : accessed 9 November 2015), George D Thompson, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Whitley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26SY-K9G : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronetta Adelaide Thompson, 1901; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-2XL : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronetta Oats in household of Alfred S Arkley, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGXM : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronetta Adelaide Oaks in entry for Thomas Russell Oaks, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Aaronetta Ostes [sic]; 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 with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGQ-6L2 : accessed 9 November 2015), Aaronetta Adelaide Oats, 1928.

Aaronetta Adelaide Oats, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 9, 1928, page 21; Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1928, page 16; Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1928, page 20: “Oats—Passedd away March 8th, 1928, Aaronetta Adelaide, youngest daughter of the late G.D. Thompson of Ashleigh, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England, and wife of Thomas R.K. Oats, 1845 Comox street, a resident of this city for the past 27 years. Besides her husband she is survived by one son and one daughter. Funeral service Saturday, March 10, at 1 o’clock in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 531 Homer St., Rev. Harold G. King officiating. Interment family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”

The London Gazette, 7 December, 1934, page 8019; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34112/page/8010/data.pdf: “Joshua George Bennet Thompson, Deceased. Pursuant to the Trustee Act, 1925. NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having claims against the estate of Joshua George Bennet Thompson, late of ” Ashleigh,” 123, Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, in the county of Northumberland, and formerly of Central Buildings, Chester-le-Street, in the county of Durham, Retired Draper, deceased (who died on the 1st day of September, 1934, and whose Will was proved in the Principal Probate (Registry on the 8th day of October, 1934, by. Frederick Montague Beale, George Thompson Melrose and George Ernest Venus, the executors therein named), are required to send particulars thereof, in writing, to the undersigned, Solicitors for the said executors, on or before the llth. Day of [February, 1935, after which date the said executors will distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they shall then have had notice; and they will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person or persons of. whose claims or demands they shall not then have had notice.—Dated this 7th day of December, 1934. Lynn and Rutherford, 1, Stanley Street, Blyth, Northumberland, Solicitors (265) for the said Executors.”

 

Alice Mary Smalley (wife of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

New Brunswick; Vital Statistics from Government Records (RS141); RS141A2/2; Index to County Birth Registers: Name: Smalley, Alice Mary; Sex: F; Date: 1881-04-02: Place: Saint John; County: Saint John; Father: Smalley, Arthur Ball; Mother: Hay, Deborah Tucker; Code: 1-1-18-0; Microfilm: F23160; http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/VISSE/141A2_2.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=3581ecbf-27b5-4aef-9c02-47f06605e191.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT6-54J : accessed 9 November 2015), Alice Mary Oats, 1962.

Alice Mary Oats, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 18, 1962, page 30; Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1962, page 34: “Oats—On December 15, 1962, Alice Mary Oats of 2494 Cornwall St., aged 82 years. Survived by a stepson, Thomas J. Oats, Merritt, B.C.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret Rice, Crockett, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Cromwell and Mrs. Clara Manks, both of Saint John, N.B. Funeral service Wednesday, December 19, at 3 p.m., in the Roselawn Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Commercial Dr., Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Followed by cremation.”

Clara Ball Smally [sister of Alice Mary Smally]; http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/clara-ball-smally_26157725: “Clara Ball married Archer Frances Manks and had a child.”

Archer Frances Manks, http://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/archer-frances-manks_26156720: “Born in Saint John, St John, New Brunswick, Canada on 17 Aug 1889 to David Moore Manks and Agnes Puddington. Archer Frances married Clara Ball Smally and had a child.”

George Arthur Cromwell [son of Harry Cromwell and Grace Smalley], obituary, http://www.fundyfuneralhome.com/notices/George-Cromwell:

“George Arthur Cromwell

September 30, 1913 ~ January 30, 2002 (age 88); Cromwell, Mr. George Arthur – George Arthur Cromwell, husband of the late Mary (Hughes) Cromwell, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Saint John Regional Hospital on January 30, 2002. Born in 1913, he was educated at Halifax County Academy and Dalhousie University. He was a pioneer in Canadian radio broadcasting. Starting as an announcer with CHSJ radio in 1937, he later served as that station’s Commercial Manager and then Manager. In 1953, he became the first General Manager of CHSJ Radio and Television and supervised the planning and construction of the first television station in the Atlantic Provinces. Throughout his career, he was producer and announcer for many shows for CHSJ radio. Notably among them were Fundy Frolics, Styled for Strings and Backwoods Breakdown, which introduced Don Messer and Charlie Chamberlain to national audiences. He also served as a Director of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters from 1955 to 1956 and again from 1966 to 1971. He was the President of the Atlantic Association of Broadcasters from 1966 to 1967. He retired in 1977 and was inducted in 1986 into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Hall of Fame. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Grace (Smalley) Cromwell and a brother, Phillip and Malcolm. He is survived by three daughters, Pamela Daigle (Yves) of Grand Bay, Deborah Doherty (Robert) of Quispamsis and Marsha Cromwell-Brooks (Oswald) of Vancouver; one sister Marion Short (Larry) of Toronto and two nephews, Robin and Rick Short also of Toronto, as well as his grandchildren Jennifer LeBlanc (Raymond), Jill Dodd (Geoff), Monique Daigle, Erika Levesque (Marc), and Matthew Doherty (Krista) and nine great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will take place at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, on Friday, February 1, 2002 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint Pius X Church, Somerset St., on Saturday February 2, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. Following the mass, interment will take place in Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.”

 

Julian Thomas Oats (son of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-122811; Name: Oats, Julian  Thomas; Gender: Male; Date of birth: August 18, 1902; Place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=90814f1d-515d-4770-8a5d-9b137c92d586.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGX9 : accessed 9 November 2015), Thomas Julian Oaks in entry for Thomas Russell Oaks, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Johan [sic] Ostes [sic]; 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.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XP2N-4Y4 : accessed 9 November 2015), Julian Thomas Oats, 29 Aug 1937; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Northport, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, roll 082623, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1934-09-415387; Julian Thomas Oats and Alison Janet Roberts; date of marriage: April 14, 1934; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4ada6ef8-ef33-4fc8-9efb-cfff16920f38.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLM-HRZ : accessed 9 November 2015), Alison Oats, 1939.

Alison Oats, obituary, Vancouver Province, June 2, 1939, page 27: “The death of Mrs. Alison Oats occurred in Tranquille Wednesday night. She is survived by her husband, Julian T. Oats; her mother, Mrs. Mary Roberts, and two brothers, Strachan Roberts, in Trail, and Harry Roberts, in Seattle. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.”

Alison Oats, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 3, 1939, page 21; Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1939, page 22; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wjFlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1301%2C486116: “Oats—Passed away May 31, 1939, at Tranquille, Alison, beloved wife of Julian T. Oats. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Roberts of Vancouver; two brothers, Strachan of Trail, Harry of Seattle. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 3, at 4:30 p.m., in St. Paul’s Church, corner of Jervis at Pendrell, Rev. Canon Harold G. King officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Nunn & Thomson, funeral directors.”

Nelson Directory, 1955, page 99 (Salmo): Oats, Julian T. Assayer, Canadian Exploration.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1H-VH1 : accessed 9 November 2015), Julian Thomas Oats, 1979.

Major family, Athabasca, Alberta, Alberta centennial century farm & ranch award: a celebration honouring Alberta’s 1905 to 2005 farm and ranch families, page 22; https://archive.org/stream/albertacentennia00albe#page/22/mode/1up/search/major

Marie Antoinette (Toni) Oats, death notice, http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-157175-marie-antoinette-toni-oats.html:

“Marie Antoinette (Toni) Oats; Born In: Athabasca, Canada; Born: September 18th, 1914; Passed in: Merritt, British Columbia, Canada; Passed on: March 1st, 2010: Marie Antoinette (Toni) Oats born September 18, 1914 passed away on March 1, 2010, at the age of 95.

Toni is lovingly remembered by her four children, Maryteen (Bill) Dodge, Muriel (Mike) McGoran, Bernard (Pat) Johnston and Don (Leslee) Johnston; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; her brother Roland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by the love of her life, Julian Thomas Oats, her parents, Rosanna and Paul Major, one brother, John, and one sister, Rose Eva.

Toni was born in Athabasca, Alberta. She lived in Edmonton and Salmo. Toni and Tom moved to Merritt in 1961 where she turned a dirt pile into a beautifully terraced yard, flourishing with roses, flowers and vegetables that she tended for over forty years. Friends and neighbors could always count on a good cup of tea and yummy baking when they dropped by. Toni was well known to be able to lay out the most delicious meal at a moment’s notice and for the beautiful baby outfits she knitted for the hospital and her family.

Toni volunteered many hours in the community of Merritt. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, Eastern Star, Nicola Valley Hospital Auxiliary and The Lions Club. She was always there to lend a hand, whether it is to bake apple pies or to cater a function. She was a tireless worker and an inspiration to us all. Just after her 94th birthday she moved from the family home into Nicola Meadows. There, she was well taken care of by their kind and considerate staff.

The family would like to thank all Toni’s friends, the ladies from the Catholic Church, the staff of Nicola Meadows, the staff at N.V.H., Dr. van der Mere, and also the staff at Overlander Residential Care for their caring attention to Toni.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, 2326 Jackson Avenue, Merritt.

Condolences may be expressed at: http://www.schoenings.com

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone 250-374-1454.”

Maryteen Dodge, death notice, http://www.merrittherald.com/obituaries/page/34/: “Maryteen Dodge (nee Johnston), age 67, passed away peacefully at her home in Bellingham, WA on Friday, June 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the ultimate sweetheart, mother, friend and supporter. She will always be remembered, and missed. She is survived by her loving husband Bill, and her children Ian and Lindsay, her grandchildren Raina Dodge and Rowan Larson, her son in law Jacob Larson, her sister Muriel (Mike) McGoran, and her brothers Bernie and Don (Leslee) Johnston. She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Toni Oats of Merritt. There will be no service at her request. If desired her family suggest donations in her memory to the Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 East Chestnut, Ste 1-C, Bellingham, WA, 98225 or the Whatcom Humane Society, 3710 Williamson Way  Bellingham, WA 98226. Moles Farewell Tributes, Bellingham WA, Bayview Events Center. http://molesfuneralhomes.com.

 

Margaret Elizabeth Oats (daughter of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGXS : accessed 9 November 2015), Margaret Elizabeth Oaks in entry for Thomas Russell Oaks, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Margarete [sic] Ostes [sic]; 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.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Rice, Lorne Colin; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 2552331; Date of Birth: 17/07/1898; Reference:  RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8223 – 14; Item Number: 600960; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=600960.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-ZLD : accessed 9 November 2015), Lorne Colin Rice and Margaret Elizabeth Oats, 23 Jul 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCXB-9R3 : accessed 9 November 2015), Lorne C Rice, Martinez, Contra Costa, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0002, sheet 9A, family 177, line 15, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 113; FHL microfilm 2,339,848.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9Q8-GVW : accessed 9 November 2015), Lorne Rice, Judicial Township 12, Contra Costa, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-57, sheet 3A, family 57, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 197.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPWY-7HM : accessed 9 November 2015), Lorne C Rice, 15 Jul 1960; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JT4S-138 : accessed 9 November 2015), Lorne  Rice, Jul 1960; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPN2-SC2 : accessed 9 November 2015), Margaret Elizabeth Rice, 12 Sep 1985; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Brenton Thomas Rice (son of Lorne Colin Rice and Margaret Elizabeth Oats)

 

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGQD-4ZX : accessed 9 November 2015), Brenton Thomas Rice, 24 Jan 1929; citing Contra Costa, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

Register – University of California, Volume 2, by University of California, Berkeley; page 3; Certificates, Degrees, and Honors, June 16, 1950, https://books.google.ca/books?id=fQE5AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA3&lpg=RA4-PA3&dq=%22brenton+thomas+rice%22&source=bl&ots=qV9FScnXWL&sig=k13WIIttLDgw2lkOdUoK6ZETyrA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAmoVChMI5fDEhNOCyQIVTaeICh0mcgV2#v=onepage&q&f=false: “College of Pharmacy: The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy upon . . .Brenton Thomas Rice, Crockett.”

“Car, truck collide,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 25, 1983, page 14: “A Boulder Creek man was in stable condition at Dominican Hospital’s intensive care ward Saturday following an accident Friday on Highway 9 north of Clear Creek Road in Brookdale. The injured man, Brenton Thomas Rice, 54, drove his car from a turnout into the path of of an oncoming truck at 8:30 a.m. Friday, reported the Highway Patrol. Driver of the truck was Kipp Troy Skelton, 18, also of Boulder Creek. The Highway Patrol reported Skelton was driving southbound at a safe speed, but did not have enough time to brake to avoid the accident. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Rice was in the intensive care unit Saturday night, reported a hospital spokesman. Skelton was treated for minor injuries and released. Josette Culver, 15, of Boulder Creek, a passenger in the truck, declined medical aid, reported Highway Patrol.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTCQ-FZK : accessed 9 November 2015), Brenton T Rice, 28 Sep 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Santa Cruz County, California Obituary Collection – 15; http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/santacruz/webbbs_config.pl/read/15; Posted By: GenealogyBuff; Date: Friday, 30 July 2010, at 11:31 a.m.:

“Brenton Thomas Rice. Services are Monday for Brenton Thomas Rice, who died Friday in his Boulder Creek home. He was 72.

Mr. Rice worked as pharmacist in the San Lorenzo Valley for 40 years.

He was chairman of Ben Lomond’s first Scottish Festival. Mr. Rice was a dedicated lap swimmer for many years, and a devoted scholar whose interests ranged from history to ancient languages, such as Linear B, to the construction of pottery and the chemistry of glazes.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Rice; daughter Lorna Aites of Seattle; son Noel Rice of Scotts Valley; brothers John Rice of Modesto and Hugh Rice of Napa; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Services are 3:30 p.m. Monday at Boulder Creek United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sandra Hammett will lead the service and a reception will follow.

Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.

October 4, 2001.”

 

John Lorne Rice (son of Lorne Colin Rice and Margaret Elizabeth Oats)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2RZ-L52 : accessed 9 November 2015), John Lorne Rice, 04 Dec 1931; citing Contra Costa, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

 

Hugh Julian Rice (son of Lorne Colin Rice and Margaret Elizabeth Oats)

Hugh Julian Rice; death notice, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesheraldonline/obituary.aspx?n=hugh-julian-rice&pid=143113627:

“Jan. 1, 1937 – May 20, 2010; Our best friend and father, Hugh Julian Rice of Napa, passed away at the age of 73 on Thursday, May 20, 2010. He was born to his parents, Lorne and Margaret (Oats) Rice, in Crockett, California, on New Year’s Day in 1937.

He attended John Swett High School in Crockett. He excelled at his studies, especially in music. He played clarinet and saxophone and wrote arrangements for the school dance band. He attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He served for two years in the U.S. 7th Army in Germany. After returning home, he worked for the California Employment Development Department for 30 years as a tax auditor.

Hugh is survived by his daughters, Lisa Rice (Trent Jorgensen) of Manchester, California, and Erica Sutherland (John Sutherland) of Eureka, California. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jillian Sutherland and Davin Jorgensen, and his brother, John Lorne Rice of Modesto. He was preceded in death by his brother Brenton Thomas Rice.

He will be very much missed by his family.

His memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 27, at Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel, 623 Coombs St., Napa, CA. Friends and family are welcome to attend and to share condolences and memories at http://www.treadwayandwigger funeralchapel.com.

Published in TimesHeraldOnline from May 25 to May 26, 2010 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesheraldonline/obituary.aspx?n=hugh-julian-rice&pid=143113627#sthash.4lPYzHdm.dpuf. Similar notice: Napa Valley Register.com; Hugh Julian Rice, 1937-2010, http://napavalleyregister.com/hugh-julian-rice/article_4310cc66-67b3-11df-82bf-001cc4c03286.html.

 

Isabella Kennedy Oats (sister of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDJ4-WZN : accessed 9 November 2015), Isabella Kennedy Oats, 29 Jan 1860; citing Christ Church, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, reference item 4 p 136; FHL microfilm 1,068,908.

 

Margaret Mary Oats (sister of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL53-7SK : accessed 9 November 2015), Margaret Mary Arkley, 1953.

 

Mary Ann Oats (sister of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDJ4-7YW : accessed 9 November 2015), Mary Ann, 11 Nov 1866; citing , reference – 2:1N8HX6C; FHL microfilm 1,068,908.

 

Ellen Kennedy Oats (sister of Thomas Russell Kennedy Oats)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-9G4 : accessed 9 November 2015), Ellen Kennedy Ramsey, 1942.