Oben, John (1862-1919)

John Oben, ancestry.ca, linked to John Oben.

John Oben, ancestry.ca, linked to John Oben.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 165.

Vancouver City Directory, 1896, page 165.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 515.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 515.

John Oben was a confectioner and baker who lived at 835 Park Road from 1896 to 1908.

Vancouver Daily World, September 21, 1908, page 11, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 21, 1908, page 11, column 6.

 

Family Background

John Oben was born on the island of Jersey on December 13, 1862. His parents were Phillip Oben and Elizabeth de St. Croix. (The Obens were descended from French Huguenots. The spelling of the Oben family name has many variations, including Aubin, Oben, Obin, Oban, and Obain.)

The Oben family arrived in Canada in 1870.

In 1873, they were living on Robert Street in Toronto.

Toronto City Directory, 1875, page 184, column 1 (Robert Street, unnumbered, west side).

Toronto City Directory, 1875, page 184, column 1 (Robert Street, unnumbered, west side).

In 1882, Elizabeth Oben was at 2 Clinton Street in Toronto.

Toronto City Directory, 1882, page 374, column 1.

Toronto City Directory, 1882, page 374, column 1.

Mrs. Oben later moved to Vancouver with the rest of her family. She died in 1914.

Vancouver Daily World, April 17, 1914, page 24, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, April 17, 1914, page 24, column 4.

 

Marriage to Margaret McGregor

On August 13, 1883, in Toronto, John married Margaret Munro McGregor. She was born in Inverness, Scotland on May 1, 1862. Her parents were James McGregor and Jane Stewart.

John and Margaret were in Toronto until about 1890.

Toronto City Directory, 1884, page 560, column 1.

Toronto City Directory, 1884, page 560, column 1.

Toronto City Directory, 1890, page 1052, column 2.

Toronto City Directory, 1890, page 1052, column 2.

 

Arrival in Vancouver

By 1891, John and Margaret were in Vancouver. They were living at 1703 Georgia Street, and John was a baker.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1891, page 450 [edited image].

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1891, page 450 [edited image].

John appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1891 1703 Georgia Street
1892 Unnumbered on Georgia Street; unnumbered at Coal Harbor
1894 Chilco Street near Coal Harbor
1895 Stanley Park Road (listed as “J. Obsen”)
1896 to 1902 Park Road, Coal Harbor (sometimes “Stanley Park Road”)
1903 to 1908 835 Park Road (probably same house as earlier)
1909 Park Drive and East Fourth Avenue
1910 to 1911 1665 East Fourth Avenue
1912 to 1914 Not listed under Vancouver directories
1915 4140 Gladstone Street
1916 to 1919 2546 McGill Street

In 1892, John provided a lunch for the annual banquet of the Canadian Order of Foresters. The contractor for the event was Thomas Scott, who operated a confectionery and lunch room on Cordova Street.

Vancouver Daily World, January 6, 1892, page 2, column 1 (first part of article).

Vancouver Daily World, January 6, 1892, page 2, column 1 (first part of article).

In 1895, John and a man named Scott were operating the Crown Confectionery at 413 West Hastings Street.

Vancouver Daily World, November 23, 1895, page 8, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, November 23, 1895, page 8, column 2.

The confectionery was above the “N” in Hastings in the image below.

Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, July 1897, revised June 1901; sheet number 4, (detail); http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674706-v8.jpg.

Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, July 1897, revised June 1901; sheet number 4, (detail); http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674706-v8.jpg.

Exterior of the Post Office Block - 309 to 313 W. Hastings Street, 1888, Vancouver City Archives, Bu P518; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-post-office-block-309-to-313-w-hastings-street; Lady Stephen Block, 1888, 413 West Hastings on bottom left [Ross and Ceperley; later Rounsefell and Company; vacant in 1894]; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/lady-stephen-block-411-west-hastings/.

Exterior of the Post Office Block – 309 to 313 W. Hastings Street, 1888, Vancouver City Archives, Bu P518; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exterior-of-post-office-block-309-to-313-w-hastings-street; Lady Stephen Block, 1888, 413 West Hastings on bottom left [Ross and Ceperley; later Rounsefell and Company; vacant in 1894]; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/lady-stephen-block-411-west-hastings/.

It appears that the “Scott” in Oben & Scott was Thomas Scott. However, he was not the same Thomas Scott who had been operating his own confectionery since about 1890.

Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 18, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 18, column 2.

The Thomas Scott on Cordova Street took out a notice to clarify that he was not associated with the Oben & Scott business on Hastings Street.

Vancouver Daily World, October 7, 1895, page 8, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, October 7, 1895, page 8, column 2.

In 1896 and 1897, John was operating a new confectionery business under the name of Oben & Taylor. (The “Taylor” was L.M. Taylor. No further information is available for this person.)

Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 34, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896, page 34, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, October 8, 1897, page 3, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, October 8, 1897, page 3, column 3.

By 1898, John was operating the confectionery business under his own name.

On April 14, 1900, a fire broke out at the Oben home on Park Road. Neighbours rescued Margaret from the fire. The firefighters arrived quickly and managed to put out the fire with chemicals. (The fire hoses were not long enough to reach from Denman Street to Park Road.) John wrote a letter to the Vancouver Province to thank the neighbours and the firefighters.

In 1901, John had a second store in “the Arcade,” which was at the northwest corner of Hastings Street and Cambie Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 751.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 751.

The Hastings Street entrance to the Arcade, about 1900; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2103; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/hastings-street-entrance-to-arcade.

The Hastings Street entrance to the Arcade, about 1900; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-2103; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/hastings-street-entrance-to-arcade.

In 1901, John renovated the store at 413 Hastings Street.

Vancouver Daily World, November 11, 1901, page 8, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, November 11, 1901, page 8, column 3.

The renovated store formally opened on December 14, 1901.

Vancouver Daily World, December 10, 1901, page 4, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, December 10, 1901, page 4, column 6.

In 1902, John became the treasurer of the local Master Bakers’ Association.

Vancouver Daily World, May 10, 1902, page 1, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, May 10, 1902, page 1, column 6.

By 1903, John had moved his second store from the Arcade to the 600 block of Granville Street. (The initial address was 612 Granville; later it became 608 Granville.)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 775.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 775.

Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, July 1897, revised June 1901; sheet number 16 (detail); http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674718-v8.jpg.

Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, July 1897, revised June 1901; sheet number 16 (detail); http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674718-v8.jpg.

By 1904, John was interested in selling one or both of his stores.

Vancouver Daily World, May 25, 1904, page 9, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, May 25, 1904, page 9, column 1.

He still kept the business going, however. According to the 1905 advertisement below, the Oben confectionery business had three locations: 413 Hastings Street, 608 Granville Street and Westminster Avenue (later called Main Street). (The Westminster Avenue location did not appear in the Vancouver directories.)

Vancouver Daily World, March 28, 1905, page 8, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, March 28, 1905, page 8, column 1.

This 1905 advertisement showed the interior of one of the Oben shops.

John Oben, advertisement, Souvenir of the Vancouver Fire Department, 1905, Firemen's Benefit Association (Vancouver, B.C.), page 14; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0222019#p17z-4r0f:

John Oben, advertisement, Souvenir of the Vancouver Fire Department, 1905, Firemen’s Benefit Association (Vancouver, B.C.), page 14; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0222019#p17z-4r0f:

In 1906, John was still trying to sell his stores.

Vancouver Daily World, July 27, 1906, page 2, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Daily World, July 27, 1906, page 2, columns 1-2.

By May 1907, a real estate business had taken over the property at 413 Hastings Street.

Vancouver Daily World, May 17, 1907, page 6, columns 3-4.

Vancouver Daily World, May 17, 1907, page 6, columns 3-4.

Sometime in late 1906 or early 1907, John was injured in an accident involving a “runaway” (probably a runaway horse). In July 1907, he was advertising the sale of his remaining store on Granville Street.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1907, page 19, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1907, page 19, column 1.

It appears that the sale took place. By the time of the 1908 Vancouver directory, the occupant of 608 Granville Street was the Provincial Delicatessen Company Limited.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 878.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 878.

In the spring of 1908, John and Margaret went to California, along with their son, Arthur.

Vancouver Daily World, April 2, 1908, page 7, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, April 2, 1908, page 7, column 5.

They returned to Vancouver at the end of April.

Vancouver Daily World, May 2, 1908, page 11, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, May 2, 1908, page 11, column 3.

By 1909, John had a bakery at Fourth Avenue and Park Drive. (In 1911, Park Drive became known as Commercial Drive.)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 947.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 947.

Vancouver Daily World, October 1, 1909, page 30, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, October 1, 1909, page 30, column 1.

The photograph below shows the Fourth Avenue and Park Drive site.

Oben’s Vancouver, ancestry.ca, linked to John Oben. (Annotations on some versions of this photograph place the building at 413 Hastings Street. The actual location is the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Park Drive, later called Commercial Drive.)

Oben’s Vancouver, ancestry.ca, linked to John Oben. (Annotations on some versions of this photograph place the building at 413 Hastings Street. The actual location is the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Park Drive, later called Commercial Drive.)

The view below shows the same building in 1922.

1900-block of Commercial Drive looking northwest in 1922; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 7411; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/769/7411.jpg; also at Grandview Heritage Group; Pictorial History of Grandview; http://grandviewheritagegroup.org/?page_id=403. [In 1922, Fenyn’s Grocery was operating from the ground floor.]

1900-block of Commercial Drive looking northwest in 1922; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 7411; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/769/7411.jpg; also at Grandview Heritage Group; Pictorial History of Grandview; http://grandviewheritagegroup.org/?page_id=403. [In 1922, Fenyn’s Grocery was operating from the ground floor.]

A building of similar proportions still occupied the site in 2018. (It appears to be a renovated version of the original building, but it might be a newer building altogether.)

Commercial Drive and Fourth Avenue, north-west corner; Google Streets, searched October 14, 2018; image dated July 2018.

Commercial Drive and Fourth Avenue, north-west corner; Google Streets, searched October 14, 2018; image dated July 2018.

In 1913, John and Margaret were in Long Beach, California, along with their sons, Howard and Jeffrey, and their daughter, Lottie.

Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1913, page 230.

Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1913, page 230.

In 1915, the bakery business at 1740 American Avenue was available to trade for an automobile.

The Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1915, page 10, column 4.

The Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1915, page 10, column 4.

In 1915, John and Margaret were back in Vancouver.

John died in Vancouver on December 23, 1919. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, December 26, 1919, page 4, columns 4-5.

Vancouver Daily World, December 26, 1919, page 4, columns 4-5.

John’s relatively small estate went to his wife and his surviving children. (Note: Howard Oben had died in 1915, so he was not listed as a beneficiary in the estate.)

British Columbia Probate Files, Supreme Court (Vancouver); John Oben, Microfilm Reel B08435; Probate P-06609; File GR-1415.19886; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oben-john-2; image 1895 of 2805; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-VW3?i=1894&wc=M69J-SM9%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333302401&cc=2014768.

British Columbia Probate Files, Supreme Court (Vancouver); John Oben, Microfilm Reel B08435; Probate P-06609; File GR-1415.19886; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oben-john-2; image 1895 of 2805; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-VW3?i=1894&wc=M69J-SM9%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333302401&cc=2014768.

Margaret lived in Vancouver until the 1950s.

Mrs. John Oben on her birthday, May 3, 1950, CVA 371-1757; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-john-oben-on-her-birthday.

Mrs. John Oben on her birthday, May 3, 1950, Vancouver City Archives - CVA 371-1757; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-john-oben-on-her-birthday.

Mrs. John Oben on her birthday, May 3, 1950, Vancouver City Archives – CVA 371-1757; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mrs-john-oben-on-her-birthday.

She died in Vancouver on April 27, 1954.

The Vancouver Sun, April 28, 1954, page 49, column 3.

The Vancouver Sun, April 28, 1954, page 49, column 3.

John and Margaret had the following children.

 

Arthur John Oben

Arthur John Oben was born in Toronto, Ontario on June 12, 1885.

In 1908 he went to California with his parents for a month-long vacation.

In 1911 he was on the list of Canadian federal civil servants. He was working with the Canadian Post Office.

By about 1915, he was married to Lillian (“Lily”) Burchell. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 13, 1887. Her parents were Clement (or Charles) Burchell and Martha Bishop. The Burchells had arrived in Vancouver on March 14, 1888.

In 1921, Arthur and Lily were in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Arthur worked for the post office until he retired about 1942.

In 1949, Arthur and Lily were in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Arthur John Oben; Occupation: Retired; Year: 1949; Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Nanaimo.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Arthur John Oben; Occupation: Retired; Year: 1949; Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Nanaimo.

Arthur died in Mission City, British Columbia on May 12, 1966. He was buried in Hatzic Cemetery in Mission.

In 1970, Lily applied for a Pioneer Medal, which the government of British Columbia awarded to long-time residents.

Lily Oben, Burnaby; Pioneer medallion application form; GR-1490.24.16.6; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/lily-oben-burnaby.

Lily Oben, Burnaby; Pioneer medallion application form; GR-1490.24.16.6; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/lily-oben-burnaby.

Lily died in White Rock, British Columbia on July 4, 1983. She was buried in Hatzic Cemetery in Mission.

 

Gordon James Oben

Gordon James Oben was born in Toronto, Ontario on March 28, 1887.

He worked as a baker.

On December 8, 1913, in Cedar Cottage (a Vancouver suburb), he married Janet Wallace Cathie, who worked as a clerk. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 2, 1891. Her parents were Alexander Cathie and Sarah Jackson.

Gordon worked as a baker until the 1940s. He died in Vancouver on December 30, 1943. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Sun, January 3, 1944, page 8, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, January 3, 1944, page 8, column 2.

Janet died in Vancouver on September 2, 1984. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

 

Edwin Alfred Oben

Edwin Alfred Oben was born in Vancouver on March 22, 1889.

On March 23, 1909, in Vancouver, he married Mary McConaghy. She was born in Kingston, Ontario on August 12, 1888. Her parents were John McConaghy and Mayflower Greenhill.

Vancouver Daily World, March 24, 1909, page 14, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, March 24, 1909, page 14, column 3.

Mary and her mother were active in the Scottish Ladies’ Society.

Vancouver Daily World, January 14, 1916, page 5, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, January 14, 1916, page 5, column 1.

Mary died in Vancouver on August 19, 1939. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1939, page 23, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1939, page 23, column 5.

In 1970, Edwin applied for a Pioneer Medal.

Edwin Alfred Oben, Vancouver, Pioneer medallion application form; GR-1490.24.16.5; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/edwin-alfred-oben-vancouver.

Edwin Alfred Oben, Vancouver, Pioneer medallion application form; GR-1490.24.16.5; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/edwin-alfred-oben-vancouver.

Oben, Edwin A., Vancouver. Pioneer medallion application form; GR-1489.29.8.7; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oben-edwin-a-vancouver.

Oben, Edwin A., Vancouver. Pioneer medallion application form; GR-1489.29.8.7; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oben-edwin-a-vancouver.

Edwin died in Vancouver on January 8, 1977. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

The Vancouver Sun, January 10, 1977, page 32, column 4.

The Vancouver Sun, January 10, 1977, page 32, column 4.

 

Howard Malcolm Oben

Howard Malcolm Oben was born in Vancouver on January 11, 1891.

In 1913, he was living with his parents in Long Beach, California.

He died in Long Beach on May 23, 1915. He was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach.

 

Charlotte (“Lottie”) Edith Oben

Charlotte (“Lottie”) Edith Oben was born in Vancouver on August 15, 1892.

In 1913, she was living with her parents in Long Beach, California.

On May 20, 1913, in Los Angeles, she married Harry Van Buren Shannon, who worked as a manufacturer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 10, 1890. His parents were George Jackson Shannon (1857–1940) and Mary Elizabeth Thomas (1857–1928).

Lottie died in Oakland, California on May 17, 1937. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Colma, California.

The San Francisco Examiner, May 19, 1937, page 17, column 7.

The San Francisco Examiner, May 19, 1937, page 17, column 7.

Harry died in Santa Clara County, California on May 7, 1975. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Colma, California.

The San Francisco Examiner, May 8, 1975, page 36, column 3.

The San Francisco Examiner, May 8, 1975, page 36, column 3.

 

Jeffrey Munro Oben

Jeffrey Munro Oben was born in Vancouver on August 20, 1894.

He worked as a baker.

In 1913 he was living with his parents in Long Beach, California.

On April 16, 1918, he signed his attestation paper after he was drafted to serve in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He did not serve overseas. He spent three months in the Vancouver military hospital. He was discharged from the military forces on November 23, 1918, as being medically unfit. (The specific reason was “morphinism” or addiction to morphine. He also used cocaine regularly. According to the military records, his disability was aggravated by “vice.”)

On April 27, 1921, in Vancouver, he married Violet Marie Graham. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 4, 1897. Her parents were Angus Graham and Mary Ann Greer.

In 1923, he was convicted of vagrancy. He received a sentence of four months in Oakalla Prison.

Vancouver Daily World, March 22, 1923, page 2, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, March 22, 1923, page 2, column 3.

Jeffrey later worked as a baker until he retired about 1948.

Jeffrey died in Vancouver on January 13, 1960. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1960, page 3, column 6.

The Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1960, page 3, column 6.

Violet died in Vancouver on September 1, 1997. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Ralph Redvers (“Bob”) Oben

Ralph Redvers (“Bob”) Oben was born in Vancouver on April 12, 1900.

He worked as a baker.

On May 19, 1921, in Vancouver, he married Thelma Wasson Coughlan. She was born in Chesterton, Massachusetts on February 15, 1901. Her parents were William N. Coughlan and Jessie Agnes Wasson.

Ralph died in Vancouver on August 28, 1965. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1965, page 28, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1965, page 28, column 3.

Thelma was also married to Emil Baptist Hautly, who was born on October 7, 1898. Emil died in Los Angeles County, California on June 16, 1981. He was buried in Westminster Memorial Park in Westminster, California.

Thelma died in Los Angeles, California on October 2, 1991. She was buried in Westminster Memorial Park in Westminster, California.

 

William Albert Oben

William Albert Oben was born in Vancouver on August 28, 1901.

He worked as an optician.

On October 12, 1921, in Vancouver, he married Cecelia Ruth Danielson. She was born in Spokane, Washington on August 28, 1900. Her parents were John Danielson and Josephine Mutton. This marriage ended in divorce. Ruth died in Tranquille, British Columbia on February 11, 1934.

On April 7, 1934, in Vancouver, William married Beatrice Elizabeth Gibb. She was born on August 7, 1915 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. Her parents were Gustav Krook and Ida Marineau. Gustav was a surgeon in Sweden; he became the chief horticulturalist at the Canadian Pacific Railway’s experimental farm in Wolseley. He died in 1929. Ida later moved to Winnipeg and became the matron of the C.P.R.’s depot in Winnipeg. She died in 1935.

The Winnipeg Tribune, March 22, 1935, page 3, column 3.

The Winnipeg Tribune, March 22, 1935, page 3, column 3.

William’s and Beatrice’s marriage ended in divorce in Vancouver on December 21, 1951.

William died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on October 13, 1974. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, October 17, 1974, page 52, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, October 17, 1974, page 52, column 5.

Beatrice died in Vancouver on April 18, 1986.

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1986, page 11, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1986, page 11, column 7.

 

John Oben

John Oben was born in Vancouver on August 28. 1902.

In 1921 he was working as a baker. He later became a cleaning supplies salesman.

He did not marry.

He died in Vancouver on February 7, 1959. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, February 10, 1959, page 24, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, February 10, 1959, page 24, column 5.

 

Sources

Oben Family

Descendants of Charles Aubin; https://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/Descendants_of_Charles_Aubin_and_Anne_Gouray: “The spelling of the family name in the branch which emigrated to Canada varied between Aubin, Oben, Obin, Oban, Obain”

Major James Skitt Matthews, Early Vancouver, Vol. 3 (Vancouver: City of Vancouver, 2011), page 254; http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/archives/digitized/EarlyVan/SearchEarlyVan/Vol3pdf/MatthewsEarlyVancouverVol3_PhillipOben.pdf. Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Florence Oben, widow of the late Phillip. John William Oben, of Vancouver and Central Park (Who Died 4 July 1933). Oben Family, Genealogy and Name:

“Oben is not the real name, properly it is Aubin, French Huguenot—they were of the French Huguenots driven out of France in the persecutions some three or four centuries ago, and settled in the nearest land of freedom, the Channel Islands. They were a family of note. My husband’s grandfather on the maternal side, for instance, was Major De St. Croix” (English—Cross) “of the island of Jersey, where he lived in a manor house, and served in the island militia—hence his rank—the citizens were expected to raise for the defence of their islands. The major’s daughter, Elizabeth, married Captain” (master mariner) “Phillip Aubin, my husband’s father. Under the law of the land, the major’s estate, at his death, was divided, each child—there were twelve—getting his or her share, the eldest son taking in addition the manor and its lands. My mother-in-law, Elizabeth Aubin, one of twelve children, got her share, one twelfth, in money.

“Elizabeth was a woman of extraordinary capability, and while her husband was at sea on his long trips, managed the family affairs alone. She placed the inheritance, and other monies of her own, in a bank in Jersey, but the manager speculated, the bank became bankrupt, and her money was lost. She had a brother, a Mr. De St. Croix, in Canada, and he suggested that she come to Canada, bringing her children with her. In the absence of her husband she made the decision herself, disposed of her farm—there were 27 cows—all jerseys—and with the money thus acquired proceeded to Toronto, arriving in May 1870, taking with her all her children save Annie and Elizabeth, both married, and one other; three in all, who remained behind in Jersey. Her children, all born in Jersey, were Phillip, my husband, the eldest child who came to Canada, 14 years old at the time; Frank, Carrie” (Mrs. Scott, died in Vancouver six months ago) “Johnny, also a pioneer of Vancouver” (John Oben’s early bakery) “and Eliza.”

“Road to Prosperity,” by Lisa Smedman, Vancouver Courier, August 4, 2006, pages 1, 4-7. Biography of Phillip Oben.

 

Elizabeth de St. Croix (mother of John Oben)

Elizabeth Oben, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1914, page 9: “Oben—Died, on April 15, 1914, Elizabeth Oben, aged 88 years. Funeral will take place from the home of her daughter, corner Imperial and Park streets, Central Park, on Friday, April 17, at 2 o’clock. Sill & Miller, 652-654 Broadway W., will have charge of arrangements. Interment in Mountain View cemetery.”

Elizabeth Oben, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1914, page 13: “Oben—The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Oben took place yesterday at 2:30 p.m. from the home of her daughter, corner of Imperial and Parke street, Central park. Interment was made in the family plot in Mountain View cemetery. Sill & Miller had charge of the funeral arrangements.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P34J : 13 December 2015), Elizabeth Oben, 1914; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35290040, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35290040: “Elizabeth Oben; Birth: unknown; Death: 15 Apr 1914; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/03/018/0016; Memorial ID: 35290040. Alternate spelling of Oben is Aubin, confirmed by cemetery staff and verified with vital statistics records. Other Find A Grave Memorial #122956908. [Note: gravestone spells name “Elizabeth Aubin.”] Inscription: In loving memory of Dear Mother; Elizabeth Aubin; Died April 14, 1914; Aged 90 Years; Gone but not forgotten.”

 

John Oben

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJH-1JJ : 11 March 2018), John Oben and Margaret Munro Mcgregor, 13 Aug 1883; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,764.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-V21 : 3 August 2016), John Oben, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

Major James Skitt Matthews, Early Vancouver, Vol. 1 (Vancouver: City of Vancouver, 2011), page 69; https://archive.org/details/EarlyVancouverVolume1/page/n69:

“The British Columbia Directory of 1887 shows ‘Jonathan Miller, postmaster, Hastings Street,’ the Vancouver Directory of 1889 shows ‘Jonathan Miller, postmaster, residence 311 Hastings Street,’ and the same directory for 1890 shows ‘Jonathan Miller, post office, 309 Hastings Street West.’ The street numbers have been changed since.

Was this the place which caused all the complaint by the citizens of Vancouver, supported by a petition to the City Council, because it was so far out from the centre of civic life? I asked.

‘I don’t know, it may have been,’ said Mr. Bailey. ‘When I got here the post office was in the centre of the next block, opposite where the C.P.R. Telegraph is, and I think J. Oben, of Central Park, afterwards had a pastry shop in it. Jonathan Miller’s son Walter is living — he would tell you; so is George Fowler.’”

B.C. Voters List 1898 – O; http://www.bcgenweb.org/vote1898/voteo.htm: “Oben, John, cor Park Rd & Chilco St, Baker, Van.”

“One of Vancouver’s Fashionable Resorts,” Vancouver Province, May 6, 1899, page 8:

“J. Oben, the baker, confectioner and caterer, has recently made many changes and improvements to his store which makes it equal to some of the best in the larger cities.

A splendid soda fountain of onyx and silver, said to be the finest west of Toronto, faces the entrance. Upon the top a tiny fountain is playing away accompanied by the merry hum of a miniature electric fan nearby which stirs the air into a refreshing breeze. . . .”

Vancouver Province, April 16, 1900, page 7: “Saturday afternoon the fire brigade was called by a telephone alarm from Stanley park brewery to the residence of Mr. J. Oben, Park road. The hose was laid on from the Denman street hydrant a distance of 1,100 feet, but was 400 feet from reaching the fire. The chemical fortunately put the fire out, but not until the rear portion of the house was badly burned.”

Vancouver Province, April 16, 1900, page 7: “A Card. I want to express by [sic] thanks to my neighbors and especially to Mr. Faubert [sic: Foubert], Stanley Park Brewery, and all his men, Mr. and Miss Walton, Mr. Blackburn, and Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, for helping to put out the fire at my house on Saturday, and for carrying my wife out from the burning building in her helpless condition. Thanks are also due the firemen for their quick response. Mrs. Oben also wishes to tender her sincere thanks. John Oben.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V78 : 18 March 2018), John Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

The Arcade – Hastings and Cambie; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/the-arcade-hastings-and-cambie/.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9BDY : 16 March 2018), John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-V2F : 8 November 2017), John Oben, 1919.

“John Oben, Pioneer Baker, Buried Today,” Vancouver Province, December 26, 1919, page 2:

“John Oben, who came to Vancouver in 1888, and was a well-known baker and confectioner, died Tuesday evening at his home, 2546 McGill street, after a short illness. From Hastings street Mr. Oben extended his business to Granville street and some seven years ago sold his interest and moved to California. He returned to the city and established a bakery and confectionery business on Commercial drive.

Mr. Oben was born in the Island of Jersey 57 years ago and when a young man lived in Toronto. Besides a wife, he is survived by seven sons and one daughter. The latter is Mrs. Harry Shannon. The sons are Arthur, Gordon, Edwin, Geoffrey, Bob, William and John, all residents of Vancouver.

The funeral was conducted from the undertaking parlors of Harron Bros. this morning. Many of the city’s pioneers attended to pay their last respects to one of Vancouver’s early residents and business men. A number of wreaths and other floral decorations were received. The body was laid at rest in the Odd Fellow’s plot, Mountain View Cemetery, Rev. William Bell of St. Margaret’s Church conducting the service.”

John Oben, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 25, 1919, page 13, column 1; Vancouver Sun, December 26, 1919, page 11: “Oben—Death occurred December 23rd, 1919, at his late residence, 2546 McGill street, of John Oben, in his 57th year. He leaves to mourn his loss a sorrowing wife and seven sons and one daughter, Mrs. Shannon, all of Vancouver, and two brothers, one in Vancouver, and one in Toronto; also two sisters in Vancouver. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Society and also the Orange Order. Funeral will take place on Friday, Dec. 26th, 1919, at 11 a.m. from Harron Bros. private chapel, 2123 Main street, Mount Pleasant. Interment in the I.O.O.F. plot, Mountain View cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7STL : 13 December 2015), John Oben, 1919; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26249920, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26249920: “John Oben; Birth: unknown; Death: 23 Dec 1919; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/102/0015; Memorial ID: 26249920.”

British Columbia Probate Files, Supreme Court (Vancouver); John Oben, Microfilm Reel B08435; Probate P-06609; File GR-1415.19886; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oben-john-2; first page of probate file: image 1886 of 2805; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-V8H?i=1885&wc=M69J-SM9%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333302401&cc=2014768; last page of probate file; image 1909 of 2805; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897Z-V43?i=1908&wc=M69J-SM9%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C333302401&cc=2014768

 

Margaret Munro McGregor (wife of John Oben)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYPJ-X4F : 10 February 2018), Margaret Mc Gregor, 01 May 1862; citing CROMDALE AND INVERALLAN AND ADVIE,INVERNESS,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJH-1J2 : 11 March 2018), John Oben and Margaret Munro Mcgregor, 13 Aug 1883; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,764.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-VLM : 3 August 2016), Margaret Oben, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7D : 18 March 2018), Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9BDB : 16 March 2018), Margaret M Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“Mrs. Oben Recalls Dodging City Stumps,” Vancouver Province, May 3, 1950, page 15 [includes photograph of Mrs. Margaret Oben]:

“May days of long ago were recalled Monday by Mrs. Margaret Oben, 306 Vernon. It was her 88th birthday.

Mrs. Oben, widow of pioneer baker John Oben, whose confectionery store at 413 West Hastings was once a city landmark, came to Vancouver in 1888.

She remembers living beside Lost Lagoon and using a lantern at night to doge the stumps where Georgia street now runs.

Enjoying perfect health, she now ‘keeps house’ for two of her sons, John and Robert, both of whom have followed the family trade of baking.

Two other sons in Vancouver are bakers—Jeffery and Edwin, who has now retired. A fifth son, William, is a city optician. The eldest, Arthur, has retired from a post office career and is living in Victoria. There are eight grandchildren.

All plan to be home for the birthday celebration.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5G-S5T : 8 November 2017), Margaret Munro Oben, 1954; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/eeb2e5cf-a478-45a8-8254-5ccaed4e0778.

Margaret Munro Oben, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 28, 1954, page 32; Vancouver Sun, April 28, 1954, page 38: “Oben—Passed away April 27, 1954, in Vancouver, Margaret Munro Oben, in her 92nd year, late of 306 Vernon Drive. Survived by 6 sons, Arthur, Edwin, Jeffery, Ralph, William and John; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Friday, April 30, at 1 p.m., from the Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros. Ltd., 10th Ave. and Ontario St. Rev. Stanley Berridge officiating. Interment, family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Sons Named Pallbearers for Mrs. Oben,” Vancouver Sun, April 28, 1954, page 49.

“Six sons of Mrs. Margaret Munro Oben, 306 Vernon, who died Tuesday within four days of her 92nd birthday, will act as pallbearers at her funeral Friday.

Service will be held in Harron Bros. Chapel at 1 p.m., Rev. Stanley Berridge officiating.

Burial will be in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Oben was born in Inverness, Scotland, May 1, 1862, and was brought to Canada by her father 12 years later.

They resided in Toronto until Mrs. Oben married John Oben and they came to Vancouver in 1999 to establish one of the pioneer bakeries in this city.

Mr. Oben died in 1919.

Besides her six sons, Arthur, Edwin, Jeffrey, Ralph, William and John, all of Vancouver, Mrs. Oben is survived by 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.”

“Mrs. Oben, Baker’s Wife, Dies at 91,” Vancouver Province, April 28, 1954, page 24, column 1,

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7STP : 13 December 2015), Margaret M. Oben, 1954; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26289455, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26289455: “Margaret M. Oben; Birth: unknown; Death: 27 Apr 1954; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/102/0014; Memorial ID: 26289455.”

 

Arthur John Oben (son of John Oben)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2KC-F94 : 10 February 2018), Arthur John Oben, 12 Jun 1885; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 12 Jun 1885, reference item 3 p 284; FHL microfilm 1,845,877.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNG3-WS8 : 9 August 2017), Arthur John Oben, 12 Jun 1885; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,877.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-VL9 : 3 August 2016), Arthur J Oben, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V76 : 18 March 2018), Arthur J Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-MJP : 16 March 2018), Arthur Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

Anonymous. Civil Service List of Canada: 1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Given Name: Arthur John; Surname: Oben; Year Born: B. 1885; Year of Record: 1911; Comments: Names of all persons employed in the Civil Service on the 1st April, 1911; Event Description: The Civil Service List of Canada; Source Reference: National Library of Canada, Ottawa: Parliamentary Sessional Papers, Sessional Paper No. 30/page 241.

1921 Canada Census; Arthur John Oben; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTY-6V9 : 8 November 2017), Arthur John Oben, 1966. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6f3d2eee-0a51-4aa2-87e0-d96d2fb596e6.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-M87S : 13 December 2015), Arthur John Oben, 1966; Burial, Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Hatzic Cemetery; citing record ID 94946164, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94946164: “Arthur John Oben; Birth: 12 Jun 1885, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 12 May 1966 (aged 80), Mission, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Hatzic Cemetery, Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: 3 21; Memorial ID: 94946164.”

 

Clement Burchell (father of Lillian (“Lily”) Burchell)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5V-CXW : 13 December 2014), St Clement Burchell, 1878; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1878, quarter 3, vol. 1C, p. 1115, Poplar, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-23V : 18 March 2018), Charles Burchell, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Martha Bishop (mother of Lillian (“Lily”) Burchell)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5V-QXX : 13 December 2014), Martha Bishop, 1878; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1878, quarter 3, vol. 1C, p. 1115, Poplar, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-23K : 18 March 2018), Martha Burchell, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Lillian (“Lily”) Burchell (wife of Arthur John Oben)

Manitoba Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1887-004735; Lily Burchell; date of birth: August 13, 1887; place of birth: Winnipeg; mother’s name: not given.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-232 : 18 March 2018), Lillie Burchell in household of Martha Burchell, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-MJ5 : 16 March 2018), Lillian Oben in entry for Arthur Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census; Arthur John Oben; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. 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, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1T-37H : 8 November 2017), Lily Oben, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8bf4eefc-b59d-4a1b-a627-1544f33187b3.

Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-M873 : 11 July 2016), Lily Burchell Oben, 1983; Burial, Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Hatzic Cemetery; citing record ID 94946165, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94946165: “Lily Burchell Oben; Birth: 13 Aug 1887, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Death: 4 Jul 1983 (aged 95), White Rock, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Hatzic Cemetery, Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: 5 21; Memorial ID: 94946165.”

 

Gordon James Oben (son of John Oben)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM8Q-B38 : 8 August 2017), James Gordon Oben, 28 Mar 1887; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,888.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2KG-8BW : 10 February 2018), James Gordon Oben, 28 Mar 1887; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 28 Mar 1887, reference cn 42061; FHL microfilm 1,845,888.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-VLS : 3 August 2016), James Gordon Oben, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7X : 18 March 2018), Gordon Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9BD1 : 16 March 2018), Gordon J Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-XMZ : 11 March 2018), Gordon James Oben and Janet Wallace Cathie, 08 Dec 1913; citing Cedar Cottage, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVR-BNB : 8 November 2017), Gordon James Oben, 1943.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-2W57 : 15 March 2016), Gordon James Oben, 1943; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 155526792, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155526792: “Gordon James Oben; Birth: 28 Mar 1887, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 30 Dec 1943 (aged 56), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 155526792.”

 

Janet Wallace Cathie (wife of Gordon James Oben)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTFQ-5ZZ : 10 February 2018), Janet Wallace Cathie, 02 Jul 1891; citing Anderston, Lanark, Scotland, reference 927, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 255,141.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-XM4 : 11 March 2018), Gordon James Oben and Janet Wallace Cathie, 08 Dec 1913; citing Cedar Cottage, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMM-V25 : 8 November 2017), Janet Wallace Oben, 1984; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/88546594-e55d-455e-971c-8917e4bf2155.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-2WRH : 11 July 2016), Janet Wallace Cathie Oben, 1984; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 155526767, Find a Grave; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155526767: “Janet Wallace Cathie Oben; Birth: 2 Jul 1891, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland; Death: 2 Sep 1984 (aged 93), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 155526767.”

 

Edwin Oben (son of John Oben)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number:1889-09-115818; Edmund Oben; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13809; GSU Microfilm Number: 2114717; date of birth: 1889-03-22; place of birth: Vancouver.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-VL3 : 3 August 2016), Edwin Oben, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7F : 18 March 2018), Edwin Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZF-6JT : 11 March 2018), Edwin Alford Oben and Mary Mcconaghy, 23 Mar 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-9X8 : 16 March 2018), Edward Obier, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Q-TS9 : 8 November 2017), Edwin Alfred Oben, 1977; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/69545b83-7435-45ad-8348-ef383801dfd5.

 

Mary McConaghy (wife of Edwin Alfred Oben)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNG7-5SQ : 8 August 2017), Mary Mcconaghey, 12 Aug 1888; citing Birth, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,890.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZF-6JP : 11 March 2018), Edwin Alford Oben and Mary Mcconaghy, 23 Mar 1909; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,702.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-9XD : 16 March 2018), Mary Obier in entry for Edward Obier, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVP-VBW : 8 November 2017), Mary Oben, 1939.

 

Howard Malcolm Oben (son of John Oben)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-HBV : 11 March 2018), Howard Malcolm Oben, 11 Jan 1891; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-VLQ : 3 August 2016), Howard M Oben, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7N : 18 March 2018), Howard Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9B6M : 16 March 2018), Howard M Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3B-74V8 : 16 March 2018), Howard Oben, 1913; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 219, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,305.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-7S8T : 8 November 2017), Howard Oben, 1915; citing 14598, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,046.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-LMKF : 13 December 2015), Howard M. Oben, 1915; Burial, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Sunnyside Cemetery; citing record ID 89904683, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89904683: “Howard M. Oben; Birth: 11 Jan 1891; Death: 23 May 1915 (aged 24), Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Plot: Fern, lot 258; Memorial ID: 89904683.”

 

Charlotte “Lottie” Edith Oben (daughter of John Oben)

Charlotte (“Lottie”) Edith Oben (Aubin) (1892–1937); Birth: 15 AUG 1892, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 17 MAY 1937, San Francisco, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-HL5 : 11 March 2018), Lottie Edith Oben, 15 Aug 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7J : 18 March 2018), Lottie Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9B69 : 16 March 2018), Lottie E Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FY-X5T : 8 December 2017), Harry U Shannon and Lottie E Oben, 20 May 1913; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,054.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL4W-TKY : 8 December 2017), Harry V Shannon and Lottie E Oben, 20 May 1913; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,236.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-FDLC : 8 November 2017), Lottie Shannon, 17 May 1937; citing 37127, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,050.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV91-7G8W : 24 June 2015), Lottie E Shannon, died 1937; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States; https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/8527862.

 

George Jackson Shannon (father of Harry Van Buren Shannon)

George Jackson Shannon (1857–1940); Birth: 9 FEB. 1857, Blenheim, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; Death: 12 NOV. 1940, Sun River, Cascade County, Montana, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

Mary Elizabeth Thomas (mother of Harry Van Buren Shannon)

Mary Elizabeth Thomas (1857–1928); Birth: MAR. 9, 1857, Toledo, Ohio; Death: MAY 2, 1928, Sun River, Montana (ancestry.ca).

 

Harry Van Buren Shannon (husband of Charlotte “Lottie” Edith Oben)

Harry Van Buren Shannon (1890–1975); Birth: 10 JUN 1890, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Death: 7 MAY 1975, Santa Clara, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FY-X5P : 8 December 2017), Harry U Shannon and Lottie E Oben, 20 May 1913; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,054.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL4W-TK5 : 8 December 2017), Harry V Shannon and Lottie E Oben, 20 May 1913; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,236.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V482-G1T : 8 November 2017), Harry Van Buren Shannon, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGTQ-CSP : 26 November 2014), Harry V Shannon, 07 May 1975; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JT4G-L2L : 19 May 2014), Harry  Shannon, May 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV91-7G87 : 24 June 2015), Harry V Shannon, died 1975; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States; https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/8527861.

 

Jeffrey Munro Oben (son of John Oben)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1894-09-116395; Jeff Munro Oben; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13811; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134881; date of birth: 1894-08-20; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ed5fd66c-bed1-4e55-a8b9-02c1fd49c077.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7V : 18 March 2018), Geoffrey Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9B6S : 16 March 2018), Jeffry Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQM-GLL3 : 16 March 2018), Jeffrey M Oben, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 290, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,090.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQ9-TQ89 : 16 March 2018), Jeffray Oben, 1914; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 257, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,343.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG1V-7PX : 27 November 2014), Jeffray Oben, 24 Jun 1914; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 20, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 257.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQS-945Q : 16 March 2018), Jeffrey M Oben, 1915; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 288, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,374.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGB9-MZX : 27 November 2014), Jeffrey M Oben, 24 Aug 1915; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Sumas, Washington,, line 7, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 288.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Oben, Jeffrey; Regimental Number: 2022604; Date of Birth: 20/08/1895; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7397 – 18; Item Number: 545346; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=545346; digitized service file: B7397-S018; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7397-S018.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-4QZ : 11 March 2018), Jeffrey Munro Oben and Violet Marie Graham, 27 Apr 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

1921 Canada Census, Jeffray Oben; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc,.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRS-6DZ : 8 November 2017), Jeffrey Munro Oben, 1960; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1a3504d4-f071-47d4-9e27-f8d687e7c2e6.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7ST2 : 13 December 2015), Jeffrey Munro Oben, 1960; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26289454, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26289454: “Jeffrey Munro Oben; Birth: unknown; Death: 13 Jan 1960; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/102/0013; Memorial ID: 26289454.”

 

Violet Marie Graham (wife of Jeffrey Munro Oben)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-4Q4 : 11 March 2018), Jeffrey Munro Oben and Violet Marie Graham, 27 Apr 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

1921 Canada Census, Violet Oben in household of Jeffray Oben; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 8.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc,.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1997-09-018081; Violet Marie Oben; date of death: 1997-09-01; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 99; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9b4fe11a-2f59-41bd-97cc-d8edf0ca9b1a; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/013c49f3-eef8-4d10-a411-4c8b9423aa9b.

 

Ralph Redvers Oben (son of John Oben)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-09-120777; Ralph Redvers Oben; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13816; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134806; date of birth: April 12, 1900; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a5a60a2a-1608-458c-b98a-53d86337d1aa.

Oben, birth notice, Vancouver Province, April 14, 1900, page 12; Vancouver World, April 14, 1900, page 4: “Oben—On Thursday, 12th April, the wife of John Oben, confectioner, of a son.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V7K : 18 March 2018), Ralph R Oben in household of Margaret Oben, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9B63 : 16 March 2018), Ralph R Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-4QB : 11 March 2018), Ralph Redvers Oben and Thelma Wasson Coughlan, 19 May 1921; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT5-XRF : 8 November 2017), Ralph Redverse Oben, 1965; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ce3b3022-69a0-48d5-828d-b05e2bb7b653.

 

Thelma Wasson Coughlan (wife of Ralph Redvers Oben)

Thelma Wassan Coughlan (1900–1991); Birth: 15 FEB 1900-01, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; Death: 02 OCT 1991, Los Angeles (ancestry.ca).

“Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FXFC-LCX : 11 March 2018), Thelma Wasson Coughlin, 15 Feb 1900, Boston, Massachusetts; citing reference ID #Vol.497 P534 #66, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,843,719.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-4QR : 11 March 2018), Ralph Redvers Oben and Thelma Wasson Coughlan, 19 May 1921; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP9K-NLQ : 26 November 2014), Thelma Wasson Hautly, 02 Oct 1991; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV57-TVRH : accessed 16 October 2018), Thelma W Coughlin Or Hautly, California, United States, 05 Oct 1991; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Q-866C : 13 December 2015), Thelma W Hautly, ; Burial, Westminster, Orange, California, United States of America, Westminster Memorial Park; citing record ID 60183175, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60183175: “Thelma W Hautly; Birth: 1900; Death: 1991 (aged 90–91); Burial: Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 60183175.”

 

Emil Baptist Hautly (husband of Thelma Wasson Coughlan)

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGG2-269 : 26 November 2014), Emil Baptist Hautly, 16 Jun 1981; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3KT-JPY : 19 May 2014), Emil  Hautly, Jun 1981; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Q-866W : 13 December 2015), Emil B Hautly, ; Burial, Westminster, Orange, California, United States of America, Westminster Memorial Park; citing record ID 60183166, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60183166: “Emil B Hautly; Birth: 1898; Death: 1981 (aged 82–83); Burial: Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 60183166.”

 

William Albert Oben (son of John Oben)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-121316; William Albert Oben; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13817; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134887; date of birth: August 28, 1901; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/004401571/004401571_01396.jpg.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9B6Q : 16 March 2018), Wm Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-ZWH : 11 March 2018), William Albert Oben and Cecelia Ruth Danielson, 12 Oct 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1934-09-415388; William Oben and Beatrice Gibb; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13767; GSU Microfilm Number: 2135986; date of marriage: April 7, 1934; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/da223786-d222-4b9b-9c56-33ad5bab9e3f. “Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C. on December 21st, 1951. File No. D.C.O. 134/77. February 45h, 1952.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBL-BMC : 8 November 2017), William Albert Oben, 1974; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/eaa4b324-cb02-4ec3-8634-4546c6f9aa7e.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7STB : 13 December 2015), William Albert Oben, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26360028, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26360028: “William Albert Oben; Birth: unknown; Death: unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/102/0015; Memorial ID: 26360028. Gravesite Details Buried on Oct-18-1974.”

 

Cecelia Ruth Danielson (wife of William Albert Oben)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-ZW7 : 11 March 2018), William Albert Oben and Cecelia Ruth Danielson, 12 Oct 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2D-XR8 : 8 November 2017), Cecelia Ruth Oben, 1934.

 

Beatrice Gibb (née Krook) (wife of William Albert Oben)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1934-09-415388; William Oben and Beatrice Gibb; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13767; GSU Microfilm Number: 2135986; date of marriage: April 7, 1934; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/da223786-d222-4b9b-9c56-33ad5bab9e3f. “Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C. on December 21st, 1951. File No. D.C.O. 134/77. February 45h, 1952.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKQ-FBX : 8 November 2017), Beatrice Elizabeth Oben, 1986; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f3e114b1-6815-4fae-83cc-81413265b3ee.

 

John Oben (son of John Oben)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-122809; John Oben; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13818; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134888; date of birth: August 28, 1902; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/83a8c9b5-5e79-43a6-965c-e9be2e76c01a.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9B67 : 16 March 2018), John Oben in entry for John Oben, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Name: John Oben; Gender: Male; Arrival Age: 18; Birth Year: abt 1903; Birth Country: Canada; Departure Port: San Francisco, California; Arrival date: 19 May 1921; Arrival Port: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Vessel: President.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPQ-938 : 8 November 2017), John Oben, 1959; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ffcacd94-2480-4f4e-a81f-fb1c52595557.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7STG : 13 December 2015), John Oben, 1959; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26249921, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26249921: “John Oben; Birth: unknown; Death: 7 Feb 1959; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: IOOF/*/*/102/0016; Memorial ID: 26249921.”