Osborne, William Johnson Kerr (1867-1916)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 952

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 952

William Johnson Kerr Osborne was an insurance agent and bookkeeper. He lived at 1893 Beach Avenue in 1909.

William Johnson Kerr Osborne was born in Ontario, possibly on February 3, 1867. His father was John Osborne, who was an accountant and railway secretary. His mother was Kate Kerr.

In 1871, William was living with his parents in Hamilton, Ontario.

In 1901, he was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was working as a manufacturer’s agent.

About 1901, he married Florence Catherine Hall, possibly in Ontario.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1908. He was living at 92 Seymour Street, and he was working as a clerk for the real estate and insurance agency firm of Ephraim J. Clarke and Charles D.J. Cristie.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 846

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 846

In 1909, William was living at 1893 Beach Avenue.

By the time of the 1911 Canada census, William and Florence were living at Deserted Bay on Jervis Inlet, British Columbia. William was working as a logger.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 373

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 373

By about 1915, William was living in Ladner, British Columbia. He died in Ladner on December 6, 1916. He was buried in Boundary Bay Cemetery in Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

It appears that Florence died in Niagara, Ontario in 1942.

 

William and Florence had the following children.

 

Muriel Florence Kerr Osborne

Muriel Florence Kerr Osborne was born in the United States on January 22, 1902 (or 1903). She died in 1925.

 

John Bingham Kerr Osborne

John Bingham Kerr Osborne was born in on July 30, 1905, in Duluth, Minnesota.

He was an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

He married Eva Estella Geraldine Appleton.

He died in Victoria on August 19, 1978.

 

Kate Murray Kerr Osborne

Kate Murray Kerr Osborne was born in British Columbia on July 19, 1909.

On February 13, 1932, in Whatcom County, Washington, she married Kenneth O.B. Forde. It appears that Kenneth Forde was the mayor of Campbell River, British Columbia, during the 1970s.

Kenneth died on January 5, 2001. Kate died in Campbell River, British Columbia, on January 14, 2001.

 

Sources

 

John Osborne (father of William Johnson Kerr Osborne)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M19X-PWG : accessed 2016-04-11), entry for John Osborne.: BIRTH: , , Ontario, Canada; DEATH: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; BURIAL: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; OCCUPATION: merchant RESIDENCE: Hamilton,, ONT; Winnipeg,, MAN !MARRIAGE: from Johnston !DEATH: from Johnston REFERENCES: 1. Johnston, Jean. “Ancestry and Descendants of Molly Brant” in Ontario Historical Society, Papers & Records, v. 63, pp. 86-92.”

John OSBORNE; The Haudenosaunee Project; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I31301: Birth: ABT 1832 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Death: in Mordon, Manitoba, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47P-X1V : accessed 12 April 2016), John Osborne, St Mary’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396747_00471.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFJ-H59 : accessed 12 April 2016), John Osburn in household of Susan Nismno, Ward No. 2, Hamilton (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13256, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,892; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008190008.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-866 : accessed 12 April 2016), John Osborne, Ward 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148099-00164.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27F9-4NH : accessed 12 April 2016), John Osborne in entry for Eduardt Kirby, 1911; citing Census, Lisgar Sub-Districts 1-33, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,666.

Manitoba Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1911-001061; John Osborne; age: 83 years; date of death: November 4, 1911; place of death: Morden.

 

Catherine Elizabeth Kerr (mother of William Johnson Kerr Osborne)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M19X-P7G : accessed 2016-04-11), entry for Catherine Kerr: “BIRTH: 1836; Burlington, Halton, Ontario, Canada; DEATH: 1876; , , Ontario, Canada; BURIAL: 1876. Ontario, Canada “RESIDENCE: Hamilton,, ONT; Winnipeg,, MAN NICKNAME: Kate RELIGION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . baptism: . endw.: . SP: . SS: TR !MARRIAGE: from Johnston !DEATH: from Johnston REFERENCES: 1. Johnston, Jean. “Ancestry and Descendants of Molly Brant” in Ontario Historical Society, Papers & Records, v. 63, pp. 86-92.”

Catherine Elizabeth KERR; The Haudenosaunee Project; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I31295: Birth: 1836 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada; Death: FEB 1876 in Grand River, Brant, Ontario, Canada; Burial: 1876 Old Mohawk Church, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47P-X18 : accessed 12 April 2016), Catherine E Osborne, St Mary’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396747_00471.pdf.

 

William Johnson Kerr Osborne

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M19X-P4G : accessed 2016-04-11), entry for William Johnson Kerr Osborne: “RESIDENCE: Hamilton,, ONT; Winnipeg,, MAN EDUCATION: Mohawk Institute at Brantford REFERENCES: 1. Johnston, Jean. “Ancestry and Descendants of Molly Brant” in Ontario Historical Society, Papers & Records, v. 63, pp. 86-92.”

William Johnson Kerr OSBORNE; The Haudenosaunee Project; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I32579: Birth: ABT 1858; Married: 1901 in Niagara, Ontario, Canada; Death: Y.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47P-X14 : accessed 11 April 2016), William J K Osborne, St Mary’s Ward, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9926, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,747.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-86F : accessed 12 April 2016), W J K Osborne, Ward 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148099-00164.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKS-CY1 : accessed 11 April 2016), W. J. K. Osborne in household of C. Y. Gregory, D, Winnipeg (city/cité), Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=66539&highlight=22&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+W.J.K.+Osborne; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000020138.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DQCP : accessed 11 April 2016), W J K Osborne, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=17100&highlight=17&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+%3F+R.+Osborne%28%3F%29; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001935902.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKH-63P : accessed 11 April 2016), William Johnson Kerr Osborne, 1916.

W.J.K. Osborne, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 21, 1916, page 21: “Osborne—The death occurred on Dec. 20 of W.J.K. Osborne, aged 46 years, at Ladner, B.C. Kamloops, B.C. and Morden and Winnipeg, Manitoba, papers please copy.”

 

Florence Catherine Hall (wife of William Johnson Kerr Osborne)

Florence Catherine HALL; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I32580: Death: 1942 in Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DQC5 : accessed 11 April 2016), Florence C Osborne in entry for W J K Osborne, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

 

Muriel Florence Kerr Osborne (daughter of William Johnson Kerr Osborne)

Muriel Florence Kerr Osborne; The Haudenosaunee Project; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I32581: Birth: 22 JAN 1902; Death: 1925.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DQCR : accessed 11 April 2016), Muriel F Osborne in entry for W J K Osborne, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

 

John Bingham Kerr Osborne (son of William Johnson Kerr Osborne)

John Bingham Kerr OSBORNE; The Haudenosaunee Project; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I32582: Birth: 30 JUL 1905 in Niagara, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1978 in Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DQCT : accessed 11 April 2016), John B Osborne in entry for W J K Osborne, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBB-BVB : accessed 12 April 2016), John Bingham Kerr Osborne, 1978.

 

Kate Murray Kerr Osborne (daughter of William Johnson Kerr Osborne)

Murray Kate Kerr OSBORNE; The Haudenosaunee Project; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erikj&id=I32600: Birth: 19 JUL 1909 in Comex, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 14 JAN 2001 in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-DQCY : accessed 11 April 2016), Kasi M Osborne in entry for W J K Osborne, 1911; citing Census, Comox-Atlin Sub-Districts 1-52, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,658.

Whatcom County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1891-1995 – Kenneth O B Forde – Kate M K Osborne; Source:                http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/AA13689E0924F0951B6A5A0ADC01A9FD

Obituary Index File; Campbell River Mirror; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bccrgc/obit-f.html: Forde, Kenneth O.B.; 05 Jan 2001; 91; CRM 12 Jan 2001;Forde; Murray Kate Kerr (Billie)[Osborne] ; 14 Jan 2001; 91; CRM 19 Jan 2001.