Palmer, Arthur Barden (1862-1951)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1029

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1029

Arthur Barden Palmer was a building contractor. He lived at 1829 Alberni Street from 1910 to 1912 and at 1815 Alberni Street in 1914.

Arthur Barden Palmer was born on April 5, 1862, in Prince Edward Island. His father was Donald William Palmer. His mother was Jane Marshall.

About 1880 he went to sea on a voyage to France. His ship was wrecked, and he spent a week in an open boat off the coast of Newfoundland before he was rescued.

He later went to San Francisco, California, where he may have worked as a clerk.

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1885, page 913; [possibly Arthur Barden Palmer]; https://archive.org/stream/langleyssanfranc1885sanf#page/913/mode/1up.

Langley’s San Francisco Directory, 1885, page 913; [possibly Arthur Barden Palmer]; https://archive.org/stream/langleyssanfranc1885sanf#page/913/mode/1up.

When the Klondike gold rush began, Arthur went to Dawson City, where he operated a general store with his brothers, Percy and Russell.

Alaska-Yukon Directory and Gazetteer, 1902, page 372

Alaska-Yukon Directory and Gazetteer, 1902, page 372

He was involved in the proposed Klondike Water Supply Company Limited, which was to supply water for hydraulic mining. It appears that the project never went ahead.

Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada 1906-1907, Canada Parliament, Published 1906, pages 134-135; https://archive.org/stream/n12sessionalpaper41canauoft#page/n179/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/n12sessionalpaper41canauoft#page/n180/mode/1up

Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada 1906-1907, Canada Parliament, Published 1906, pages 134-135; https://archive.org/stream/n12sessionalpaper41canauoft#page/n179/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/n12sessionalpaper41canauoft#page/n180/mode/1up

Sometime before 1909, Arthur married Lillian Maude Stewart Mallough (or Mallagh). She was born on December 18, 1882, in Lucknow, Ontario. Her father was Brown Mallough, who was a school teacher and operator of a general store. Lillian’s mother was Rebecca Johnson.

About 1908, Arthur left the Yukon and moved to Vancouver. By 1910, he was in business with his brother, Russell. He was living at 1829 Alberni Street.

Arthur appeared at the following addresses during his first years in Vancouver

1911 and 1912 1829 Alberni Street
1913 1722 Alberni Street
1914 1815 Alberni Street
1915 1722 Alberni Street
1916 to 1920 1005 Broughton Street

By 1913, Peter Henning had joined Palmer Brothers, and the company became Palmer Brothers and Henning.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1176 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1176 (edited image)

Palmer Brothers and Henning built the old Cambie Street Bridge and also did some work for the Canadian Northern Railway in Alberta.

Arthur also incorporated the A.B. Palmer Contracting Co., the General Construction Co., Lions’ Gate Investment Co., Ltd., and Palmer Securities Ltd.

Arthur and Lillian appeared in the 1927 Vancouver social directory. By that time, they were living at 1146 Broughton Street.

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 57

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 57

Arthur belonged to the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Canadian Club, and Shaughnessy Golf Club.

For some time he was the chairman of the Vancouver Board of Zoning Appeal.

Arthur died in Vancouver on March 3, 1951.

Lillian died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 10, 1967.

 

Arthur and Lillian had the following children.

 

Arthur Barden Palmer

Arthur Barden Palmer was born in Vancouver on November 17, 1909.

For some time he worked as a painter.

Her married Elizabeth McKay.

He died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on January 13, 1966.

 

Margaret M. Palmer

Margaret M. Palmer was born in Vancouver about 1913.

She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1935. She went to live in Florence, Italy, until she managed to leave when Italy came into the Second World War.

In 1942 she was working for the National Film Board in Canada. She was the director of The Mask of Nippon, a 1942 anti-Japanese propaganda film, in which the broadcaster and actor Lorne Greene was the narrator.

In 1951 she was living in New York City.

In 1967 she was in London, England.

In 1969 she was a permanent member of the Players’ Club of the University of British Columbia. Her address was Florence, Italy.

The Players Club, Pride and Prejudice, Program, 1969, page 14 of document image; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/ubctp/items/1.0118984#p13z-4r0f.

The Players Club, Pride and Prejudice, Program, 1969, page 14 of document image; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/ubctp/items/1.0118984#p13z-4r0f.

 

Hugh Mallough Palmer

Hugh Palmer was born in Vancouver on July 23, 1914. After going to Lord Roberts School and Prince of Wales High School, he went to the University of British Columbia, where he graduated in 1936.

He studied law with Davis and Company in Vancouver, and he was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1939.

In 1941, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Company.

In 1942 he married Jacqueline Vernon.

From 1942 to about 1945 he served with the Canadian Navy, including a period as a frigate commander.

He later resumed his relationship with the Canadian Broadcasting Company. From 1955 to 1975 he was the CBC’s head of television in British Columbia.

He was an early member of an advisory committee that helped to develop the British Columbia Institute of Technology in the 1960s.

He was vice-president of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, and executive vice-president of The Playhouse Theatre Company.

In 1990 he published a book called “Circumnavigating Father,” which was a memoir of his family’s early life in Vancouver. He also published a novel and a collection of short stories.

Hugh died in Victoria, British Columbia, on May 30, 2012.

 

Sources

Donald William Palmer (father of Arthur Barden Palmer)

“Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-2MND : 11 March 2015), Donald Palmer and Jane Marshall, 06 Apr 1853; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,092.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN4-MTC : 18 November 2014), Doneal Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 57; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13163, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,799.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWPM-8D2 : 13 November 2014), D W Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148186.

 

Jean (Jane) Marshal (father of Arthur Barden Palmer)

“Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-2MN6 : 11 March 2015), Donald Palmer and Jane Marshall, 06 Apr 1853; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,092.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN4-MTZ : 18 November 2014), Jann Palmer in household of Doneal Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 57; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13163, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,799.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWPM-8DL : 13 November 2014), Jane Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148186.

 

Arthur Barden Palmer

“Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCXJ-TLF : 12 December 2014), Arthur Borden Palmer, 10 Jun 1862; citing p. 23, volume 1, Crapaud , Prince Edward Island, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,487,764.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN4-MTX : 18 November 2014), Arthur P. Palmer in household of Doneal Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 57; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13163, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,799.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHRG-KY1 : 13 November 2014), Arthur B Palmer in household of Russell H Salmer, F, Unorganized Territories/territoires Non-organisés, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=113360&highlight=19&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+B.+Palmer

“The Klondike Water Supply Company (Limited),” Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada 1906-1907, Canada. Parliament, Published 1906, pages 134-135; https://archive.org/stream/n12sessionalpaper41canauoft#page/n179/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/n12sessionalpaper41canauoft#page/n180/mode/1up

“Running Water”: Supplying the Klondike Mines 1903 – 1906; David Neufeld, Yukon & Western Arctic Historian, Parks Canada; page 6 of PDF document; http://parkscanadahistory.com/publications/klondike/running-water.pdf: “The proposed water system, estimated to cost over $6 million to construct and nearly $600,000 annually to operate, included over 350 kilometres of canal, 29 kilometres of metal syphon, and 5 kilometres of tunnel. It was to draw water from far up the main branch of the Klondike River and distribute it to miners on Bonanza and Hunker Creeks as well as the north side of the Indian River basin. The high cost of the system and the rapidly changing needs of the Klondike mining industry however eroded the Government’s, probably always limited, interest in the project and it was quietly shelved.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M23C : 2 March 2015), Arthur Palmer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur Palmer; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPG-VDM : 30 September 2015), Arthur Barden Palmer, 1951.

Arthur Barden Palmer, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 6, 1951, page 12; Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1951, page 19: “Palmer—Passed away March 3, 1951, Arthur Barden Palmer, 2557 W. 3rd Ave., aged 89 years. Survived by loving wife, 2 sons, Arthur, Vancouver; Hugh, Ottawa; 1 daughter, Margaret, New York; 3 grandchildren. Private funeral service was held Tuesday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. J.G. Gorwill officiating. Cremation.”

“Last Rites for Pioneer Contractor,” Vancouver Province, March 6, 1951, page 18:

“Funeral services for A.B. Palmer, 89, president of the company that built Cambie Street Bridge and pioneer city contractor, were held today from Nunn & Thomson Funeral Chapel.

Rev. James G. Gorwill officiated and cremation followed. He [Mr. Palmer] died at Vancouver General Hospital Saturday.

Born in Prince Edward Island, Mr. Palmer joined the gold rush to Yukon in 1897. Ten years later he came to Vancouver and became president of Palmer Bros. & Henning, which firm built the Cambie Bridge.

After work with the CNR in Alberta, the company was disbanded. Mr. Palmer then formed the A.B. Palmer Contracting Co. and the General Construction Co.

He retired from business 29 years ago.

He was a member of the Board of Trade and Shaughnessy Golf Club.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian; one daughter, Margaret, of New York; two sons, Arthur, Vancouver, and Hugh, Ottawa; and three grandchildren.”

“A.B. Palmer, Noted City Pioneer, Dead,” Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1951, page 33:

“Arthur Barden Palmer, who took out $100,000 in gold dust in the Klondike gold rush and for many ears after was prominent in Vancouver construction circles, was cremated today.

He died Saturday in Vancouver General Hospital, a month before his 89th birthday in April.

Mr. Palmer, born in Prince Edward Island, led a colorful life before entering the construction business on the West Coast.

Going to sea at 18, he was shipwrecked off the coast of Newfoundland on a voyage to France, to be rescued after a week in an open boat.

Later he went to San Francisco and later traded with northern Indians before going into construction work in Washington State.

After the gold rush, he operated general stores in Dawson and other mining centres before settling in Vancouver in 1908.

Until retirement 20 years ago, Mr. Palmer was head of Lions’ Gate Investment Co., Ltd.; Palmer Securities Ltd.; Palmer Bros. and Henning; A.B. Palmer Co. and General Construction. Co. He was also chairman of Vancouver Board of Zoning Appeal for many years.

Mr. Palmer, member of Vancouver Board of Trade and Canadian Club, is survived by his wife, Lillian, at the family home, 2557 West Third; a daughter Margaret in New York; two sons, Hugh in Ottawa; and Arthur in Vancouver.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. James Gorwill in Nunn and Thomson Chapel.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-74TM : 13 December 2015), Arthur B. Palmer, 1952; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26291698, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291698.

 

Brown Mallagh (father of Lillian Maude Stewart Mallagh)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNS-9XM : 18 November 2014), Brown Malough, Ashfield, Huron North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13274, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,910; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008203985.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2N-KBW : 13 November 2014), Mowne Mallough, Llucknow, Bruce West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148131; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148131-00193.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93T-26T : 20 January 2015), Brown Mallough, District 5 Duluth city Ward 7, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,790.

 

Rebecca Johnson (mother of Lillian Maude Stewart Mallagh)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:94TD-YJW : accessed 2016-07-06), entry for Rebecca Johnson, submitted by scooper2756517.: Rebecca Johnson; birth: about 1849, Ashfield, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada; death: before 1887, Ontario

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNS-9X9 : 18 November 2014), Rebecca Malough in household of Brown Malough, Ashfield, Huron North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13274, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,910; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008203985.pdf.

 

Lillian Maude Stewart Mallagh (wife of Arthur Barden Palmer)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93T-2XM : 20 January 2015), Lillian M S Mallough in household of Brown Mallough, District 5 Duluth city Ward 7, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,790.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2J-DZT : 13 November 2014), Lillian Mallough, Llucknow, Bruce West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148131; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148131-00193.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M23Z : 2 March 2015), Lillian Palmer in entry for Arthur Palmer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Lilian Palmer in household of Arthur Palmer; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-6GC : 30 September 2015), Lillian Maude Stewart Palmer, 1967.

Lillian Maude Stewart Palmer, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 11, 1967, page 29; Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1967, page 33: “Palmer—Lillian Maude Stewart, widow of the late A.B. Palmer, passed away August 10, 1967 in Inglewood Private Hospital. Survived by a daughter, Margaret, of London, Eng.; a son, Hugh, of Vancouver and 4 grandsons, John, Jeremy, Mark and Stewart Palmer, all of Vancouver. Private funeral at Hollyburn Funeral Home, August 14, at 1 p.m., Rev. Thomas T. Oliver officiating. No flowers by request.”

 

Arthur Barden Palmer (son of Arthur Barden Palmer)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M238 : 2 March 2015), Arthur Palmer in entry for Arthur Palmer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur [. . .] Palmer [indexed as Arthur Serve Palmer] in household of Arthur Palmer; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYB-CH1 : 30 September 2015), Arthur Barden Palmer, 1966.

Arthur Barden Palmer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 14, 1966, page 32: “Palmer—Arthur Barden, on January 13, in hospital, aged 56. Survived by his wife, Betty; his son, Stewart; his mother, Mrs. A. B. Palmer; his brother, Hugh, all of Vancouver. Also survived by his sister, Margret [sic], of London, England. Funeral service Saturday, January 15, at Simmons & McBride.”

 

Margaret M. Palmer (daughter of Arthur Barden Palmer)

1921 Canada Census, Margaret J. Palmer in household of Arthur Palmer; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

The Graduate Chronicle, Alumni Association of British Columbia, May 1942, page 8; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/chronicle/AL_CHRON_1942_05.pdf: “Margaret M. Palmer, who has been in Europe since she graduated in 1935, is back in Canada working in the National Film board. Margaret escaped from Florence, Italy, where she made her home, just as Italy came into the war.”

The Mask of Nippon [Film] (Canada, Margaret Palmer, 1942); http://collections.cinematheque.qc.ca/recherche/oeuvres/?operator[0]=+&q[0]=%22Margaret+Palmer%22&field[0]=Realisation_r

National Film Board of Canada, The Mask of Nippon, http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=17088: “An anti-Japanese propaganda film produced during World War II. 1942, 21 min.”

Canadian Women Film Directors Database; The Mask of Nippon, Directed by Margaret Palmer, Canada, 1942 (documentary, 21 minutes, black and white, English); Also known as “Les Nazis jaunes”; http://femfilm.ca/film_search.php?film=palmer-mask&lang=e. [Narrator: Lorne Greene]. Quotations about the film: http://femfilm.ca/film_search.php?film=palmer-mask&lang=e

 

Hugh Mallough Palmer (son of Arthur Barden Palmer)

PALMER, Hugh, [BCBW 2004] “Humour” “Engineering”; http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=4029: “Head of CBC-TV in Vancouver for 21 years prior to retirement, Hugh Palmer wrote Circumnavigating Father about the life and times of Arthur Palmer, one of the first men to traverse the Chilkoot Pass. Palmer’s father was a Vancouver-based contractor who lived in the West End from 1908 to 1932. He engineered the Hell’s Gate section of the Fraser Highway and built the Alexandra Bridge. Hugh Palmer lives in West Vancouver.”

1921 Canada Census, Hugh Palmer in household of Arthur Palmer; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Hugh Palmer, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 2 to June 3, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?pid=157888858 (includes photograph of Hugh Palmer).

PALMER, Hugh Mallough, Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR: He is survived by his wife Jacqueline (nee Vernon) whom he married in 1942. Also survived by their sons John (Adelaide), Jeremy, and Mark (Carol- Anne), and by grandsons Nicholas, Ned, Noel, Jordan and Jamie, and granddaughters Jacqueline, Megan, Jennifer and Michelle (Mimi), and by great-granddaughters Monika, Emilia and Beatrice Rae and great-grandsons Shamus, Nathaniel and Willem. Born in Vancouver on July 23, 1914, he died in Victoria on May 30, 2012. Hugh attended Lord Roberts School, Prince of Wales High School and the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1936. He read law with Davis and Company in Vancouver and was called to the Bar in 1939. He joined the CBC in 1940, and in the following year went on active service in the Navy. His sea duties included command of a frigate. At the end of hostilities he rejoined the CBC. From 1955 to 1975, he was head of Television for British Columbia. Active in several cultural organizations, he was Vice-President of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, and Executive Vice-President of The Playhouse Theatre Company during its formative years. From 1975 to 1980, he was Executive-Director of The Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I. “Circumnavigating Father”, a memoir he wrote of family life in Vancouver in the teens and twenties, was published in 1990. A novel entitled “A Liquid War”, published in 2004, is a story of Canadian naval convoys in the Second World War. Another novel entitled “Farewell Shaughnessy” was published in 2006. “Fabled Vancouver” is a book of eight short stories published in 2008. No funeral service by request of the deceased. Celebrations of his life will be held in Victoria, at the Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive in the Todd Room, on Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and in Toronto, at 1 Balmoral Avenue (two blocks south of St. Clair Avenue) in the party room on the main floor, on Saturday, July 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the S.P.C.A.

Circumnavigating father, by Hugh Palmer, Surrey, British Columbia, Hancock House Publishers Ltd, 1990.

Circumnavigating Father – Full Synopsis; http://www.hancockhouse.com/products/cirfat_synopsis.htm.

Broadcasters lost in 2012; http://www.broadcastdialogue.com/Admin/pdf/stories/People%202012-12-01_Broadcasters%20lost%20in%202012.pdf: “Hugh Palmer, 97, in Vancouver. He was the Director of CBC Television in British Columbia from 1955 to 1975. When the British Columbia Institute of Technology was created in the early 1960s, Palmer, Hal Davis from CKNW and John Ansell from CKWX joined to form one of the earliest BCIT advisory committees.”

A Co-Founder of BCIT, Hugh Palmer, Passes at 97, http://www.pugetsoundradio.com/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?m-1338751124/

 

Selected relatives of Arthur Barden Palmer and Lillian Maude Stewart Mallough

Percy Henry Palmer (brother of Arthur Barden Palmer)

“Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCXJ-8W2 : 12 December 2014), Henry Percy Palmer, 18 Jun 1862; citing p. 23, volume 1, Crapaud , Prince Edward Island, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,487,764.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN4-MTD : 18 November 2014), Percey H. Palmer in household of Doneal Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 57; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13163, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,799.

 

Russell Harry Palmer (brother of Arthur Barden Palmer)

Russell Harry Palmer, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 155-156; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/155/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/156/mode/1up

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVN4-MTN : 18 November 2014), Russel Palmer in household of Doneal Palmer, Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada; citing p. 57; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13163, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,799.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKP-9HZ : 30 September 2015), Russell Harry Palmer, 1940.

 

Millicent Palmer (sister of Arthur Barden Palmer)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2G-SQQ : 30 September 2015), Millicent Wilson, 1941.

 

William M. Mallough (brother of Lillian Maude Stewart Mallough)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM3B-MRS : 15 January 2016), William Brown Mallough, 13 Feb 1877; citing Birth, Lucknow, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,210.

“Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDQJ-MZD : 4 December 2014), William B. Mallough, 16 May 1927; citing Saint Louis, Minnesota, reference 470; FHL microfilm 2,223,140.

Margaret May Mallough (sister of Lillian Maude Stewart Mallough)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLR-H7C : 15 January 2016), Maggie May Mallough, 31 Aug 1880; citing Birth, Ashfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,398.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRT-W6V : 30 September 2015), Margaret May Mallough, 1959.