Oppenheimer, Milton Benjamin (1873-1942)

Milton Oppenheimer, Group photo of V.A.C. (Vancouver Athletic Club) Lacrosse Club [detail-, 1913, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 99-31; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-photo-of-v-c-lacrosse-club-with-information.

Milton Oppenheimer, Group photo of V.A.C. (Vancouver Athletic Club) Lacrosse Club [detail-, 1913, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 99-31; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-photo-of-v-c-lacrosse-club-with-information.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 951.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 951.

 

Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer lived at 1069 Denman Street from 1909 to 1913. He was at 2040 Nelson Street from 1916 to 1919.

Solomon Oppenheimer, 1913, Vancouver Athletic Club Lacrosse Team (detail); Vancouver City Archives; CVA 139-23; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-athletic-club-lacrosse-team.

Solomon Oppenheimer, 1913, Vancouver Athletic Club Lacrosse Team (detail); Vancouver City Archives; CVA 139-23; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-athletic-club-lacrosse-team.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1168.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1168.

 

Solomon Oppenheimer lived at 1069 Denman Street in 1913. His wife, Florence Oppenheimer, was at 1069 Denman Street in 1914.

 

Oppenheimer Family Background

Solomon and Milton Oppenheimer were sons of Godfrey (Gottfried) Oppenheimer and Lena Leopold.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Oppenheimer, 1880s (detail); Vancouver City Archives, Port P661.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-and-mrs-godfrey-oppenheimer.

Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Oppenheimer, 1880s (detail); Vancouver City Archives, Port P661.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-and-mrs-godfrey-oppenheimer.

 

The history of the Oppenheimers is lengthy and complex, and this is only a brief outline. (Further details appear in the “Sources” section, below.)

There were five Oppenheimer brothers: David, Charles, Meyer, Isaac and Godfrey. They were raised in Germany and they moved to the United States in 1848. Like many others, they went to California when the gold rush started. In 1858, there was a gold discovery on the Fraser River, and Charles moved to Victoria and then to Yale and other towns in British Columbia, including Barkerville, Hope and Lytton.

Godfrey, David and Isaac became partners in in the Oppenheimer Brothers business.

 

Daily British Colonist and Victoria Chronicle, October 12, 1866, page 3, column 4 [edited image]; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18661012uvic/18661012#page/n2/mode/1up.

Daily British Colonist and Victoria Chronicle, October 12, 1866, page 3, column 4 [edited image]; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18661012uvic/18661012#page/n2/mode/1up.

Oppenheimer Brothers Mercantile Store, Yale, about 1868, British Columbia Archives; Item E-01924; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oppenheimer-brothers-merchantile-store-yale.

Oppenheimer Brothers Mercantile Store, Yale, about 1868, British Columbia Archives; Item E-01924; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oppenheimer-brothers-merchantile-store-yale.

 

David and Isaac published a notice stating that the partnership was dissolved on December 22, 1880.

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 25, 1880, page 2, column 7; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18801225uvic/18801225#page/n1/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, December 25, 1880, page 2, column 7; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18801225uvic/18801225#page/n1/mode/1up.

 

Godfrey Oppenheimer died in Victoria on February 3, 1881. He was buried in Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery in Victoria.

On March 22, 1881, David and Isaac assigned their property in trust for their creditors. On April 8, the court appointed a receiver of the assets. Oppenheimer Brothers later re-grouped.

By the mid-1880s David Oppenheimer had purchased land near Granville (which later became Vancouver). He was one of several business leaders who helped to persuade the Canadian Pacific Railway to move its Pacific coast terminus from Port Moody to Coal Harbour.

Vancouver became a city in 1886. David and Isaac Oppenheimer were members of the city council in 1887.

 

Vancouver’s Elected Representatives, by Wayde D. Madden, 2003, page B-4, https://archive.org/stream/PAM200372/PAM-2003-72#page/n28/mode/1up.

Vancouver’s Elected Representatives, by Wayde D. Madden, 2003, page B-4, https://archive.org/stream/PAM200372/PAM-2003-72#page/n28/mode/1up.

 

From 1888 to 1891, David was Vancouver’s second mayor.

In 1894, Oppenheimer Brothers became a limited liability company, with Isaac as president, David as vice-president, and Solomon (Godfrey Oppenheimer’s son) as manager.

David Oppenheimer died in Vancouver on December 31, 1897.

Oppenheimer Brothers later became the Oppenheimer Group, and it continues to operate as a large-scale produce distributor. The Oppenheimer Brothers warehouse in Vancouver became the site of The Warehouse Studio, which Bryan Adams built in the 1990s: http://www.warehousestudio.com/index.php.

In 1913, Lena, Godfrey Oppenheimer’s wife, was living with three of her daughters in New York City.

She appeared in the 1915 New York census with two daughters and her brother, Sol Leopold.

 

"New York State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9K1-JB8 : 8 November 2014), Lena Oppenheimer, New York, New York, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 08, line 45, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.

“New York State Census, 1915,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9K1-JB8 : 8 November 2014), Lena Oppenheimer, New York, New York, New York, United States; from “New York, State Census, 1915,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 08, line 45, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.

 

In 1920, the United States census listed Lena and her daughters with the surname of Godfrey.

 

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJYP-F19 : accessed 6 October 2018), Lena Godfrey, Manhattan Assembly District 7, New York, New York, United States; citing  ED 577, sheet 1A, line 27, family 8, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1198; FHL microfilm 1,821,198.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJYP-F19 : accessed 6 October 2018), Lena Godfrey, Manhattan Assembly District 7, New York, New York, United States; citing  ED 577, sheet 1A, line 27, family 8, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1198; FHL microfilm 1,821,198.

 

Solomon Oppenheimer

Solomon Oppenheimer was born in Yale, British Columbia on April 2, 1866. (He was often called “Sol.”)

Sol was an active lacrosse player, and he was one of the promoters of the Vancouver Lacrosse Club. According to the caption for the photograph below, Sol is in the centre of the back row.

 

Vancouver Lacrosse Club Champions 1888 - Seasons – 1890; Vancouver City Archives, VLP 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-lacrosse-club-champions-1888-seasons-1890. Back row: J.D. Hall, J. Bigham, S. Oppenheimer, .J. Quigley, W. Taylor, J.B. Simpson. Second row: W.D. Woods, A.E. Suckling, P. Wade, A. Godfrey, C.N. Davidson, D. Smith, H. McGregor. Front row: J. Smith, H.E. Rankin, W. Law.

Vancouver Lacrosse Club Champions 1888 – Seasons – 1890; Vancouver City Archives, VLP 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-lacrosse-club-champions-1888-seasons-1890. Back row: J.D. Hall, J. Bigham, S. Oppenheimer, .J. Quigley, W. Taylor, J.B. Simpson. Second row: W.D. Woods, A.E. Suckling, P. Wade, A. Godfrey, C.N. Davidson, D. Smith, H. McGregor. Front row: J. Smith, H.E. Rankin, W. Law.

 

In 1894, Sol became the manager of Oppenheimer Brothers, Limited.

On February 25, 1908, in Victoria, he married Florence (“Flossie”) Harriet Leiser.

 

Vancouver Daily World, March 3, 1908, page 2, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, March 3, 1908, page 2, column 7.

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 27, 1906, page 3, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080227uvic/19080227#page/n2/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 27, 1906, page 3, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080227uvic/19080227#page/n2/mode/1up.

 

Flossie was born in Victoria on July 14, 1877. He parents were Simon Leiser (1851-1917) and Caroline (“Carrie”) Lenz (1855-1935).

Simon Leiser died in Vancouver on May 12, 1917.

 

Nanaimo Daily News, May 12, 1917, page 1, column 3.

Nanaimo Daily News, May 12, 1917, page 1, column 3.

 

Carrie Leiser died in Victoria on September 9, 1935.

 

Nanaimo Daily News, June 11, 1935, page 2, columns 3-4.

Nanaimo Daily News, June 11, 1935, page 2, columns 3-4.

 

Sol and his brother Milton had a commission and storage business.

In June 1913, Sol went to Kamloops to attend a conference of the “Growers of Potatoes.” He and several other people were travelling in an automobile, not far from Kamloops. The driver lost control and the car turned over, crushing Sol under the car. Although he was taken to the hospital in Kamloops, he later died from his injuries. He was buried in Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery in Victoria.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1913, page 1, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1913, page 1, columns 6-7.

 

A coroner’s jury concluded that a blown-out tire had caused the accident.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 12, 1913, page 20, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, June 12, 1913, page 20, column 1.

 

Flossie went to live in San Francisco, California, and she died there on April 27, 1915. She was buried in Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery in Victoria.

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 29, 1915, page 2, column 3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y120uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 29, 1915, page 2, column 3; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y120uvic#page/n1/mode/1up.

 

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QJB8 : 15 March 2018), Florence Oppenheimer, Death 27 Apr 1915, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 01 May 1915; [page 13]; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QJB8 : 15 March 2018), Florence Oppenheimer, Death 27 Apr 1915, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 01 May 1915; [page 13]; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

Sol and Flossie had two children. (It appears that Sol’s brother, Milton, perhaps along with Milton’s wife, Amy, may have adopted Sol’s children, or at least brought them up as members of Milton’s and Amy’s own family.)

 

Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer

Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer was born in Vancouver on May 9, 1909.

She worked as a stenographer.

In 1951, she travelled to California, planning to live there permanently. (Her most recent Vancouver address was the Sylvia Hotel at 1154 Gilford Street.)

 

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 017. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: German; Age: 41; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: 9 May 1909; Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia; Arrival date: 5 Mar 1951; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 017. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: German; Age: 41; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: 9 May 1909; Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia; Arrival date: 5 Mar 1951; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

On August 25, 1960, in Carson City, Nevada, she married John Stockton Littell. He was born in China on September 22, 1903.

John died in San Francisco, California on September 6, 1980.

Ruth died on September 11, 2005.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 15, 2005, page 44, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, October 15, 2005, page 44, column 5.

 

David Godfrey Oppenheimer

David Godfrey Oppenheimer was born in Vancouver on August 22, 1912.

David worked as a food broker with Oppenheimer Brothers (sometimes called Oppenheimer Brothers Wood Limited).

On September 14, 1938, in Vancouver, David married Donalda Tolmie Carson. She was born in Vancouver on October 18, 1914. Her parents were Thomas Carson and Catherine Lillie Tolmie.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1938, page 8, columns 2-3 (selected portions); https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vuxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2785%2C1904458.

Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1938, page 8, columns 2-3 (selected portions); https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vuxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2785%2C1904458.

 

David died in White Rock, British Columbia on October 1, 1988.

Donalda died in Vancouver on April 29, 1993.

 

Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer

Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer was born in Victoria on November 14, 1873. (Some sources say it was November 18.)

He became the manager of the Oppenheimer Brothers businesses.

In 1904, he was living in Seattle, Washington.

On June 16, 1915, in Victoria, Milton married Amelia (“Amy”) Leiser. Amy was a sister of Flossie Leiser, who married Milton’s brother, Sol.

In 1922, Milton built a house at 3989 Pine Crescent in Shaughnessy Heights.

District: Point Grey
Permit: 4613
Owner: Oppenheimer, M.
Architect: Maclure & Lort
Builder: Robinson, C. F.
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 27 Sub: Resub: Lot: 6
Date (Y-M-D): 1922-04-21
Street Number: 3989
Street Name: Pine Crescent
Value: $15,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House;
Reference ID: PG-5638-5639-29

Heritage Vancouver, Vancouver Building Permits; http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/; searched October 5, 2018.

In 1926, he built a house at 3990 Pine Crescent, which was across the street from the 1922 house.

District: Point Grey
Permit: 9631
Owner: Oppenheimer, M.
Architect: Lort, Ross Anthony
Builder: Bailey, W. W.
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 28 Sub: Resub: Lot: 3
Date (Y-M-D): 1926-06-01
Street Number: 3990
Street Name: Pine Crescent
Value: $16,300.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House;
Reference ID: PG-4307-4308-5

Heritage Vancouver, Vancouver Building Permits; http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/; searched October 5, 2018.

Milton and Amy appeared in the 1927 Vancouver society directory.

 

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 56.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 56.

 

Milton belonged to several clubs, including the Kiwanis Club, the Vancouver Tennis Club, the Terminal City Club and the Vancouver Rowing Club.

Milton died in Vancouver on November 24, 1942. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

 

Amy died in Vancouver on September 17, 1961. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Milton and Amy had a daughter.

 

Edith Sophie Oppenheimer

Edith Sophie Oppenheimer was born in Vancouver on July 19, 1916.

She married Ernest Albert Krieger.

Edith died in Vancouver on November 1, 1991.

 

Sources

Oppenheimer Brothers

“B.C.’s Oldest Company Has a Familiar Name; David Oppenheimer was both a businessman and a politician who changed the face of B.C.”; by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, July 11, 2008, page B3; https://www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/20080711/282029027996292.

British Columbia and Yukon Gold Hunters: A History in Photographs, by Donald E. Waite; Victoria, Heritage House Publishing Co, 2015, pages 112-115. (The Oppenheimer brothers and their involvement in building the Cariboo wagon road.)

The Oppenheimer Brothers; buildingvancouver; https://buildingvancouver.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/oppenheimer-brothers/. Includes family history and many illustrations.

“The Hudson Bay Company for themselves and all the creditors of Oppenheimer Bros., plaintiffs, vs. A.R. Green and G.A. Sargison, Esqrs., Lina, the executrix of Godfrey Oppenheimer, deceased, and Oppenheimer Bros., defendants”; Victoria Daily Colonist, April 9, 1881, page 3, columns 2-4; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18810409uvic/18810409#page/n2/mode/1up.

“Oppenheimer Bros. (Limited Liability),” Trade and Commerce, Vancouver World, June 20, 1896, page 20, columns 1-2.

Oppenheimer Brothers, The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_oppenheimer.htm.

David Oppenheimer, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer Group (“Oppy”); https://oppy.com/160/.

Javex Company Limited et al. v. Oppenheimer et al. and Deputy Minister of National Revenue for Customs and Excise, [1961] SCR 170, 1961 CanLII 56 (SCC); https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/1961/1961canlii56/1961canlii56.html?resultIndex=4. The Oppenheimer Brothers firm was a respondent in a case that dealt with the tariff classification of Clorox under the Customs Act. The members of the firm were: “Mrs. Amy Oppenheimer, Miss Ruth Oppenheimer, Mrs. Edith Krieger, David Oppenheimer, Ernest Krieger and Leslie Mcdonald, carrying on business together in partnership at Vancouver, British Columbia, under the style of Oppenheimer Bros. & Company.”

 

The Warehouse Studio

Bryan Adams, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Adams.

The Warehouse Studio, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warehouse_Studio.

 

Godfrey Oppenheimer (father of Solomon Oppenheimer and Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer)

Gottfried Oppenheimer; https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/jewishpioneers/gottfried-oppenheimer/. Includes family history and photograph of Gottfried (Godfrey) and Lena Oppenheimer.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG2-GZ9 : 8 November 2017), Gottfried Oppenheimer, 1881. [date of death: February 3, 1881.]; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2f891a88-1e5a-452a-97a3-2ad25f69e4b8.

JewishGen, comp. JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name:       Godfrey Oppenheimer; Birth Date: 5 Jun 1830; Birth Place: Blieskastel, Saarland, Germany; Death Date: 3 Feb 1881; Death Place: Victoria, CA; Age at Death: 50; Burial Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Spouse Name: Lena; Father Name: Solomon; Mother Name: Johanna Kahn; Other Surnames: Kahn; Comments: our beloved father/father of Harriet, Sarah and Sol/brother of David, Isaac, Meyer and Charles OPPENHEIMER; Cemetery: Congregation Emanu-El; Cemetery Address: Cedar Hill Road (near Hillside Avenue); Cemetery Burials: 361.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7R-WWLS : 16 March 2018), Gottfried  Oppenheimer, 1881; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery; citing record ID 177093584, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177093584: “Gottfried Oppenheimer; Birth: 5 Jun 1830; Blieskastel, Saarpfalz-Kreis, Saarland, Germany; Death: 3 Feb 1881 (aged 50); Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery; Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Row E – Plot 4; Memorial ID: 177093584.”

 

Lena Leopold (mother of Solomon Oppenheimer and Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-1RJ : 5 October 2018), Lena Oppenheimer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Lena Oppenheimer, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M597-KNH : accessed 6 October 2018), Lena Oppenheimer, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1304, sheet 4B, family 71, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1045; FHL microfilm 1,375,058.

“New York State Census, 1915,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9K1-JB8 : 8 November 2014), Lena Oppenheimer, New York, New York, New York, United States; from “New York, State Census, 1915,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 08, line 45, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJYP-F19 : accessed 6 October 2018), Lena Godfrey, Manhattan Assembly District 7, New York, New York, United States; citing  ED 577, sheet 1A, line 27, family 8, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1198; FHL microfilm 1,821,198.

 

Solomon Oppenheimer

Sol Oppenheimer, https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/jewishpioneers/oppenheimer/sol-oppenheimer/. “Full Name: Sol Oppenheimer; Birth Date: 2nd of April 1866, Yale, Colony of British Columbia; Date of Death:  9th of June 1913, Kamloops, British Columbia, aged 47; Plot Number: E3. Family: Florence Harriet Leiser Oppenheimer (spouse), Godfrey and Lena Oppenheimer (parents), Isaac, David, and Charles Oppenheimer (uncles), Milton, Amelia, Isabella, Edith, Sarah and Harriet (siblings), Sarah Christine Oppenheimer (aunt), Lehman Oppenheimer (cousin). Sol Oppenheimer was the oldest son of Lena and Godfrey Oppenheimer, born while all the Oppenheimer brothers and their families were living in Yale, during the Fraser Gold Rush. . . . Sol married quite late, at 42 to Florence ‘Flossie’ Leiser, the daughter of his father’s old friend and competitor in the grocery business, Simon Leiser. He and Florence had two children, a daughter and a son, and his son David. . . .Sol died in one of the first car accidents in BC, while in Kamloops. He may have been on a business trip, or visiting his cousin and uncle in Spokane, where they lived. He was buried beside his father in the cemetery – his mother having moved to New York to be closer to family.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-1RV : 5 October 2018), Solomon Oppenheimer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Lena Oppenheimer, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-YLB : 18 March 2018), Soloman Oppenheimer in household of Louisa Oliver, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, 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:JDZC-LYH : 11 March 2018), Solomon Oppenheim and Florence Harriet Leiser, 25 Feb 1908; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11369, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,526.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPZP : 16 March 2018), Solomon Oppenheimer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“S. Oppenheimer is Badly Hurt,” Vancouver Province, June 9, 1913, page 1.

“Sol Oppenheimer Died Last Night; Man Well Known Among Oldtimers Succumbs to Motor Accident at Kamloops,” Vancouver Province, June 10, 1913, page 4.

“Succumbs to Injuries from Auto Accident; Mr. Sol Oppenheimer, One of City’s Pioneer Merchants, Dies at Kamloops,” Vancouver Daily World, June 10, 1913, pages 1 and 15.

“Mr. Sol Oppenheimer Dies from Injuries in Accident,” Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1913, page 1.

“Mr. Oppenheimer Killed; Motor Car Accident Results Fatally to Well-Known Business Man. Formerly of Victoria,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 10, 1913, page 7, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y153uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Sol Oppenheimer, obituary notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, June 12, 1913, page 7, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y155uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Sol Oppenheimer, funeral description, Victoria Daily Colonist, June 14, 1913, page 7, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist55y157uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL29-4PR : 8 November 2017), Solomon Oppenheimer, 1913.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QNG5 : 15 March 2018), Solomon Oppenheimer, Death , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 14 Jun 1913; FHL microfilm 2,218,871.

British Columbia Probate Files, Vancouver Supreme Court, accession number(s): 91-4202 Microfilm Reel B02563; Probate P – 02758; File GR-1415.20075; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/oppenheimer-solomon. First page of probate file:  Image 392 of 2231: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97Z-X3VP?i=391&wc=M69N-5TL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332780701&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: Image 434 of 2231; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-X3W5?i=433&wc=M69N-5TL%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332780701&cc=2014768.

 

Simon Leiser (father of Florence (“Flossie”) Harriet Leiser and Amelia (“Amy”) Leiser

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-QPW : 18 March 2018), Simeon Leiser, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-36LH : 16 March 2018), Simon Leiser, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, 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:FLK8-W88 : 8 November 2017), Simon Leiser, 1917.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-736X : 15 March 2018), Simon Leiser, Death 12 May 1917, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 14 May 1917; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QRJY : 15 March 2018), Simon Leiser, Death , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 15 May 1917; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

“Death Removes Valued Citizen,” [Simon Leiser obituary], The Daily Colonist, May 13, 1917, page 1, columns 4-5; page 4, column 5 [selected portions]; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y133uvic#page/n0/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y133uvic#page/n3/mode/1up.

 

Caroline (“Carrie”) Lenz (mother of Florence (“Flossie”) Harriet Leiser and Amelia (“Amy”) Leiser

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-QP4 : 18 March 2018), Caroline Leiser, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 14, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-36LC : 16 March 2018), Caroline Leiser in entry for Simon Leiser, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, 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:FLRB-ZXJ : 8 November 2017), Caroline Leiser, 1935.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-JXJ4 : 15 March 2018), Caroline Leiser, Death 09 Jun, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 10 Jun 1935; FHL microfilm 2,223,253.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-JXJ4 : 15 March 2018), Caroline Leiser, Death 09 Jun, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 10 Jun 1935; FHL microfilm 2,223,253.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBL-71ZF : 15 March 2018), Caroline Leiser, Death 09 Jun 1935, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 11 Jun 1935; FHL microfilm 2,223,253.

 

Florence (“Flossie”) Harriet Leiser (wife of Solomon Oppenheimer)

Florence Oppenheimer; https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/jewishpioneers/oppenheimer/florence-oppenheimer/: “Full Name: Florence Harriet Leiser Oppenheimer. Birth Date: 14th of Jul, 1877, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Date of Death: 27th of April 1915, San Francisco, California, aged 38.Plot Number: E2. Family: Solomon ‘Sol’ Oppenheimer (spouse), Simon and Carrie Leiser (parents), Godfrey and Lena Oppenheimer (in-laws). Florence, affectionately known as Flossie, was the third daughter of Simon Leiser and his wife Carrie Lenz. She grew up in her family’s home on Fort Street, along with her three sisters and one brother. Her mother was an active member of the Hebrew Ladies Society, which Florence may joined [sic] as an adult. She was married to Sol Oppenheimer, son of Godfrey and Lena, while her sister Amy married Sol’s brother Milton. She had two children, David and Ruth, who were only 1 and 4 when their father died in a car accident in Kamloops. She then orphaned her children only two years later when she herself died in San Francisco, aged only 38. Her body was brought back to Victoria, where she was greatly mourned by her family and the Jewish community – her pallbearers all being upstanding members of the community.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-6QS : 10 February 2018), Florence Harriet Leiser, 14 Jul 1877; citing British Columbia, Canada, 14 Jul 1877, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,114,956.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHV2-H36 : 18 March 2018), Florence H Leiser in household of Caroline Leiser, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 14, 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:JDZC-LY7 : 11 March 2018), Solomon Oppenheim and Florence Harriet Leiser, 25 Feb 1908; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11369, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,526.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPZ5 : 16 March 2018), Florence Oppenheimer in entry for Solomon Oppenheimer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-7N7J : 8 November 2017), Florence Oppenheimer, 1915; citing 13072, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,046.

“California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN51-6TL : 5 August 2017), Florence Oppenheimer, 28 Apr 1915; citing funeral home Halsted & Co., San Francisco, San Francisco, California, record book Vol. 3,, 1913-1930, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History and Archive Center.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QV2L : 15 March 2018), Florence Oppenheimer, Death , San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 04 May 1915; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

Mrs. Oppenheimer, funeral notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, May 2, 1915, page 7, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y123uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Florence Oppenheimer, funeral description, Victoria Daily Colonist, May 4, 1915, page 7, column 5; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y124uvic#page/n6/mode/1up.

Find A Grave; Florence Harriet Leiser Oppenheimer; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181414199: “Florence Harriet Leiser Oppenheimer; Birth:  14 Jul 1877; Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 27 Apr 1915 (aged 37), San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA; Burial: Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Row E – Plot 2; Memorial ID: 181414199.”

 

Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer (daughter of Solomon Oppenheimer)

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYK1-35H : 12 March 2018), Ruth Oppenheimer, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,975.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPZR : 16 March 2018), Ruth Oppenheimer in entry for Solomon Oppenheimer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 017. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer; Gender: Female; Race/Nationality: German; Age: 41; Record Type: Cards; Birth Date: 9 May 1909; Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia; Arrival date: 5 Mar 1951; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ancestry.com. Carson City, Nevada, Marriage Index, 1855-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Carson City Marriage Records. Carson City Recorder’s Office, Carson City, Nevada. Name: Ruth Harriett Oppenheimer; Gender: Female; Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1960; Marriage Place: Carson City, Nevada, USA; Spouse: John Stockton Littell; Marriage Description: Carson; Marriage Record Number: 39771021.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K18R-PSF : 23 May 2014), Ruth H Littell, Residence, San Francisco, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Ruth H Littell; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 9 May 1909; Death Date: 11 Sep 2005; Claim Date: 6 Mar 1974; SSN: 561426391; Death Certificate Number: DOD CONFIRMED BY HCFA.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3RH-XP5 : 20 May 2014), Ruth H Littell, 11 Sep 2005; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Ruth Harriet Littell (September 11, 2005 – May 19, 2009) [sic]; published on October 15, 2005 http://vancouversunandprovince.remembering.ca/obituary/ruth-littell-2005-2009-1066241427: “Littell, Ruth Harriet (nee Oppenheimer) passed away on September 11, 2005. Ruth was born in Vancouver May 1909. She lived in San Francisco from 1945, but always considered Vancouver “home” and retained her membership at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. Ruth was married to John Littell who predeceased her (1980). Predeceased by brother, David (Donalda) Oppenheimer and sister Edith (Ernest) Krieger. Survived by nephew Milton (Judy) Krieger of Bellingham; Sara (Conrado) Vellve (Jackson), Matt (Robin) Krieger (Henry) and nieces Marti Oppenheimer and Janet (Ernie) Hammond; (Heidi, Trevor, and David), all of Vancouver and Katie Coates of Alberta. Private family gathering.”

 

John Stockton Littell (husband of Ruth Harriet Oppenheimer)

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYK1-KDR : 12 March 2018), John Stockton Littell, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1,454,978.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24H9-J4C : 10 February 2018), John Stockton Littell and Charlotte Leviseur Stanfield, 27 Sep 1928; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,653,418.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVY-PKD : accessed 6 October 2018), John S Littell, Tientsin, China, Consular Service; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 0, sheet 1A, line 13, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2630; FHL microfilm 2,342,364.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3B-D4BG : 16 March 2018), John Stockton Littell, 1937; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 596, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 2,155,366.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK31-P1ZX : 16 March 2018), John Stockton Littell, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 241, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,041.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7SP-NFQ : 14 March 2018), John S Littell, Tract 5, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 8, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-280A, sheet 25A, line 29, family 698, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 562.

Ancestry.com. Carson City, Nevada, Marriage Index, 1855-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Carson City Marriage Records. Carson City Recorder’s Office, Carson City, Nevada. Name: John Stockton Littell; Gender: Male; Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1960; Marriage Place: Carson City, Nevada, USA; Spouse: Ruth Harriett Oppenheimer; Marriage Description: Carson; Marriage Record Number: 39771021.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGGV-ZJC : 26 November 2014), John S Littell, 06 Sep 1980; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Charlotte Leviseur Stanfield (wife of John Stockton Littell)

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24H9-J4D : 10 February 2018), John Stockton Littell and Charlotte Leviseur Stanfield, 27 Sep 1928; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,653,418.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVY-PK6 : accessed 6 October 2018), Charlotte S Littell in household of John S Littell, Tientsin, China, Consular Service; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 0, sheet 1A, line 14, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2630; FHL microfilm 2,342,364.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24LZ-CKL : 12 March 2018), Charlotte S Littell, 1939; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7SP-NF7 : 14 March 2018), Charlotte S Littell in household of John S Littell, Tract 5, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 8, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-280A, sheet 25A, line 30, family 698, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 562.

National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.; NAI Number: 613857; Record Group Title: General Records of the Department of State; Record Group Number: Record Group 59; Series Number: Publication A1 5166; Box Number: 89; Box Description: 1970 SL – UZ. Ancestry.com. Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Charlotte Leviseur Stanfield Brinsley; Age: 60; Birth Date: abt 1910; Death Date: 22 Apr 1970; Death Place: Jamaica; Spouse: G E Brinsley/

 

David Godfrey Oppenheimer (son of Solomon Oppenheimer)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-B15L : 18 March 2018), David Godfrey Oppenheimer and Donalda Tolmie Carson, 1938. [September 14, 1938] [Note: marriage registration says that David was the son of Milton Oppenheimer.]

“Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNGT-VR9 : 8 August 2017), David Godfrey Oppenheimer, Immigration; citing 1953,  Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro). [Note: says that David was the son of Milton Oppenheimer.]

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1988-09-016622; David Godfrey Oppenheimer; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17117; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709265; date of death: October 1, 1988; place of death: White Rock; age at death: 76; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/38730017-ebfc-4c27-9aee-9acd9cde59f6; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/797c1c32-9702-4b46-aea8-44073a4c5011

 

Donalda Tolmie Carson (wife of David Godfrey Oppenheimer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-GXY4 : 8 November 2017), Donalda Tolmie Oppenheimer, 1993; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0d87e64a-b765-4344-8ec4-3d2fb60eca8c; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c109a47b-fbc0-4bee-a0b5-1ac02777496b.

 

Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-1RG : 4 October 2018), Milton Oppenheimer in household of Edith Oppenheimer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Lena Oppenheimer, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-YLT : 18 March 2018), Milton B Oppenheimer in household of Louisa Oliver, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Personals, Vancouver Province, July 2, 1904, page 3: “Mr. Milton Oppenheimer, a former resident of this city, but now of Seattle, is spending the holidays in the city.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPZT : 16 March 2018), Milton Oppenheimer in entry for Solomon Oppenheimer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-QDB : 11 March 2018), Milton B Oppenheimer and Amelia Leisen, 16 Jun 1915; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QVZ8 : 15 March 2018), Milton B Oppenheimer and Amelia Leiser, Marriage , Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 17 Jun 1915; FHL microfilm 2,218,872.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGY-7W5 : 8 November 2017), Milton Oppenheimer, 1942.

“Milton Oppenheimer, Noted Sportsman, Dead,” Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1952, page 2, columns 4-5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EvZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5717%2C1053718.

“Pioneer City Merchant Passes; M. Oppenheimer Passes,” Vancouver Public Library, Pacific Press Clippings, [Vancouver Province, probably November 25, 1942, unknown page.] [Note: the article says that Sol Oppenheimer died in 1930. The actual year was 1913.]

Milton Oppenheimer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1942, page 18, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EvZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1834%2C1135735.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL25-LPCT : 12 September 2017), Milton B.  Oppenheimer, 1942; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 182718031, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182718031: “Milton B. Oppenheimer; Birth: unknown; Death: 24 Nov 1942, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 182718031.”

 

Amelia (“Amy”) Leiser (wife of Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-1L4 : 10 February 2018), Amelia Leiser, 02 Sep 1881; citing British Columbia, Canada, 02 Sep 1881, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,114,956.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-WFM1 : 12 March 2018), Amy Leiser, 1906; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,589.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-QDR : 11 March 2018), Milton B Oppenheimer and Amelia Leisen, 16 Jun 1915; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXH6-XZL : 12 March 2018), Amy Oppenheimer, 1950; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,381,201.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTS-NWR : 8 November 2017), Amy Oppenheimer, 1961; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1d093c5d-c909-4a37-a9af-6e76581efb1e.

Amy Oppenheimer, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 19, 1961, page 21; Vancouver Sun, September 18, 1961, page 31: “Oppenheimer—Passed away suddenly September 17. 1961, Amy, widow of Milton Oppenheimer. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Krieger, Vancouver, Mrs. John Littell, San Francisco; 1 son, David, Vancouver; 4 grandchildren. Funeral service Tuesday, September 19, at 11 a.m. in The T. Edwards Co. Memorial Chapel, Granville St. at 10th Ave., Rev. Major Geo. Turpin, D.D., officiating. Entombment in The Abbey, Ocean View Burial Park, Flowers gratefully declined.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL25-H67V : 12 September 2017), Amelia Leiser Oppenheimer, 1961; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 182717967, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182717967: “Amelia ‘Amy’ Leiser Oppenheimer; Birth: 3 Sep 1881, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 17 Sep 1961 (aged 80), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 182717967.”

 

Edith Sophie Oppenheimer (daughter of Milton Benjamin Oppenheimer)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-019476; Edith Sophie Krieger; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17154; date of death: November 1, 1991; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 75; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/339432fe-215b-44dd-ad0b-5155fa4a5bec; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/63a78183-13a7-4003-b324-24ece39296f8.

 

Ernest Krieger (husband of Edith Oppenheimer)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25W-VPG : 13 December 2014), Ernest A Krieger, 18 Oct 1913; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH46-BLB : accessed 6 October 2018), Ernest Krieger in household of Joseph Krieger, Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States; citing  ED 62, sheet 7B, line 63, family 171, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 145; FHL microfilm 1,820,145.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCDN-SKZ : accessed 6 October 2018), Ernest Krieger in household of Jos Krieger, San Francisco (Districts 1-250), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 93, sheet 20A, line 47, family 255, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 198; FHL microfilm 2,339,933.

Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Ernest Albert Krieger; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 28; Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head); Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA; Birth Date: 18 Oct 1913; Residence Place: San Francisco, California, USA; Registration Date: 7 Jan 1942; Employer: Oppenheimer Bros Wood Ltd; Weight: 180; Complexion: Dark; Eye Color: Brown; Hair Color: Black; Height: 6; Next of Kin: Joseph Krieger; Household Members: Name            Relationship: Ernest Albert Krieger Self (Head); Joseph Krieger: Father.

Ancestry.com. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Ernest Albert Kreiger; Age at Death:    86; Birth Date: Abt 1914; Death Date: Abt 2000; Publication or Record Date: 21 Oct 2000.

 

Edgar Moris Krieger (brother of Ernest Krieger)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH46-BGM : accessed 6 October 2018), Edgar Krieger in household of Joseph Krieger, Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States; citing ED 62, sheet 7B, line 65, family 171, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 145; FHL microfilm 1,820,145.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCDN-SKD : accessed 6 October 2018), Edgar Krieger in household of Jos Krieger, San Francisco (Districts 1-250), San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 93, sheet 20A, line 49, family 255, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 198; FHL microfilm 2,339,933.

Edgar Moris Krieger, Obituary; Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 20, 2017http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=edgar-moris-krieger&pid=185485230:

“KRIEGER, Edgar Moris (1917 – 2017)

Edgar Moris Krieger concluded a very long and significant life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was the last of his generation. Born in San Francisco on September 7, 1917, Edgar was the youngest of five children (Eugene, Edith, Ernest and Evelyn) born to Josef Krieger and Amalie Wohlfieler. Known to family and friends as “Dody,” Edgar attended the University of California Berkeley (Class of 1938) and wed Ann Kohlberg in 1942 after predicting the marriage on their first blind date.

Edgar was sent overseas in 1944 and served as the Captain commanding the 663rd Troop Transport Company, an all-black unit in the segregated U.S. army. He risked court martial to defend the rights of his men. Edgar won the Bronze Star, met General George Patton, and was at the Battle of the Bulge.

Edgar moved to Vancouver in 1949 to join his brother Ernest at Oppenheimer Brothers, the province’s oldest company, where he worked until his retirement. Edgar valued and excelled at work-life balance and was an avid golfer into his 90s. He and Ann shared many passions, including symphonies, bridge, travel and winters in the sun. A dedicated volunteer and lifelong learner, Edgar served for two decades as a reader for the Crane Library at the University of British Columbia, and pursued continuing education in literature, philosophy and history.

Ann and Edgar’s marriage lasted for 58 years until Ann’s death in 2000, and he is survived by their children: Andy, Dale (Gordon Miller), Kit (Helena) and Bob. Edgar was very self-effacing, but his four grandchildren, Rachel, Nina (Chris Kowal), Daniel and Sasha, were a source of great pride. He supported every educational and travel opportunity and provided a role model that will serve them throughout their lives. He was also particularly fond of his niece Dana.

Edgar was, simply put, a very good guy. He will be fondly remembered as the life of every party, a wonderful storyteller, and an exceptionally supportive father and grandfather. Embodying intellectual engagement, quiet generosity and devotion to family, Edgar will be missed and appreciated by all whose lives he made better.

Edgar Krieger’s last request was that anyone wishing to mark his passing donate to the Vancouver Food Bank, the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre or the Public Broadcasting Service.”

“The Day the Clubhouse Boy Pitched for Vancouver; Fifty years ago, skinny Kit Krieger went pro for a day, and achieved baseball immortality,” by Tom Hawthorn , TheTyee.ca, September 7, 2018; https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2018/09/07/Clubhouse-Boy-Kit-Krieger-Vancouver-Mounties/. (Kit Krieger is a son of Edgar Moris Krieger.)