Perman, Arthur Evelyn (1876-1970)

Arthur Evelyn Perman was an accountant who lived at 1849 Robson Street in 1917.

Arthur Evelyn Perman was born in 1876 in Whistley (or Twyford) in Wokingham district, Berkshire, England. His father was Arthur G. Perman (born about 1850 in Bristol, Gloucestershire), who was a railway station master in Norwood, Middlesex. His mother, Mary, was born in Bath, Somerset, about 1849.

In 1881, the Perman family was living at Ousollton Villa in Norwood, Middlesex.

According to the 1891 England and Wales census, Arthur G. Perman was the traffic superintendent for the government railway system in Ceylon. However, the family was living in Wimbledon, Surrey in England.

In 1900, Arthur Evelyn Perman married Caroline Banner. She was born on December 12, 1867, in London, England. Her father was Charles Banner.

In 1901, Arthur and Caroline were living in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. Arthur was a motor car salesman.

By 1904, Arthur and Caroline were at number 40, Overstrand Mansions.

"England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJN4-WMDV : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1904.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJN4-WMDV : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1904.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (better known as the author G.K. Chesterton) was living nearby, at number 60 in Overstrand Mansions in 1904. (Despite the nearness of their residences, there is no sign that Arthur knew Mr. Chesterton.)

"England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJN4-WMDR : accessed 12 February 2016), Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1904.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJN4-WMDR : accessed 12 February 2016), Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1904.

In 1907, in Paddington, London, Arthur and Caroline had a daughter, Iris Barbara Perman (known as either “Iris” or “Barbara”).

In 1908, the Perman family was at 75 Southwold Mansions on Widley Road in South Paddington, England.

"England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFY-P9BH : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1908.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFY-P9BH : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1908.

 

71 to 80 Southwold Mansions, Widley Road, Paddington, London, England; Google Streets; searched February 12, 2016; image dated July 2008.

71 to 80 Southwold Mansions, Widley Road, Paddington, London, England; Google Streets; searched February 12, 2016; image dated July 2008.

In April 1908, Arthur, Caroline and Iris sailed from Liverpool, England, on Allan Line’s R.M.S. Virginian.

The ship went to Quebec City, Quebec, and then to Montreal. The family’s destination on the trip was Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2J-71H : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Perman, May 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-493, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2J-71H : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Perman, May 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-493, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

If they stayed at all in Saskatoon, their time there was short. By 1910, Arthur appeared in the Vancouver directory. He was a cashier with Dow Fraser and Company, a firm of real estate, financial and insurance agents.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1043

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1043

He appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver

1910 and 1911 1663 Barnard Street
1912 to 1915 Eton (or Eaton) Street (Vancouver Heights)
1916 no address under names
1917 1849 Robson Street
1918 2134 West 46th Avenue
1919 to 1923 5951 Balsam Street
1924 to 1929 6437 Angus Avenue
1930 to 1933 2190 West 45th Avenue
1934 to 1936 1715 West 16th Avenue
1937 to 1945 3749 West 22nd Avenue
1946 to 1955 number 10, 1209 Thurlow Street

 

He had the following series of occupations.

1910 to 1912 Cashier, Dow Fraser and Company Limited
1913 and 1914 Manager and secretary Phoenix Trust Company
1915 Accountant for Herbert E. A. Robertson
1916 and 1917 Cashier, Confederation Life Association
1918, 1919 Building manager Board of Trade Building
1920 Building manager and superintendent of vaults, Board of Trade Building
1921 Manager, Vancouver Safety Deposit Vaults and building manager, Board of Trade Building
1922 to 1927 Manager, superintendent or custodian, Vancouver Safety Deposit Vaults
1928 Manager, Banner Agencies (brokerage firm)
1929 Retired
1930 Clerk
1931 Proprietor, Secretarial Bureau
1932 to 1935 Insurance agent, A.S. Matthew and Company (Alexander S. Matthew was president)
1936 Insurance agent, Wilson and Company
1937 and 1938 Insurance agent and secretary, Ideal Burner Fuels Limited
1939 to 1943 Insurance agent
1944 to 1955 (perhaps later) Accountant, J. Boshard and Son Limited (building cleaning, sand blasting)

In the fall of 1927, Arthur left the Vancouver Safety Deposit Company and started his own brokerage company, called Banner Agencies (probably after Caroline’s maiden name of Banner.)

In May 1928, the reason for Arthur’s departure from the safety deposit company became clear. Arthur and James Mcdowall Grosart (1874-1951) were charged with stealing $20,000 worth of bonds from a safety deposit box at the Vancouver Safety Deposit Company. According to the newspaper reports, Arthur pleaded guilty. Further information is not available in relation to Mr. Grosart’s charges; he later worked as an inspector for the British Columbia welfare department.

From 1929 to 1931, Arthur did miscellaneous work, including a short period where he set up a business called the “Secretarial Bureau.”

From 1932 to 1943, he was an insurance agent.

Sometime in the 1940s, Arthur’s and Caroline’s daughter, Iris, moved to Calgary, Alberta.

From 1944 to 1955 (and perhaps later), Arthur was an accountant for J. Boshard and Son Limited. This company operated a building cleaning and sand blasting business.

Caroline died in Vancouver on December 9, 1949. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

At some point between 1955 and 1970, Arthur moved to Calgary, Alberta. It appears that he died in Calgary in September 1970.

Arthur and Caroline had a daughter.

 

Iris Barbara C. Perman

Iris Barbara C. Perman was born in 1907 in Paddington, London, England. (She was sometimes called “Iris” and sometimes “Barbara.”)

She came to Canada with her parents in 1908, and stayed with them in Vancouver until sometime in the 1940s.

In 1948 and 1949, she was upstairs at 1226 West 12th Avenue in Calgary. I 1948, she was a stenographer for the Canadian Fire Insurance Company.

Henderson's Calgary directory, 1949, page 714; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.44/708.html.

Henderson’s Calgary directory, 1949, page 714; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.44/708.html.

In 1952, she was at number 3, 1327 West 12th Avenue in Calgary.

Henderson's Calgary directory, 1952, page 894; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.47/894.html.

Henderson’s Calgary directory, 1952, page 894; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.47/894.html.

It appears that she did not marry.

She died in Calgary on October 21, 1978.

Barbara Perman, death notice, Calgary Herald - October 24, 1978, page C2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=O3JkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-H0NAAAAIBAJ&pg=4071%2C1838783; [link leads to columns 1 and 2; death notice is near bottom of column 5]

Barbara Perman, death notice, Calgary Herald – October 24, 1978, page C2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=O3JkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-H0NAAAAIBAJ&pg=4071%2C1838783; [link leads to columns 1 and 2; death notice is near bottom of column 5]

 

Sources

Arthur G. Perman (father of Arthur Evelyn Perman)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26RJ-DMD : accessed 13 February 2016), Arthur George Perman, 1850; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DL6-WMT : accessed 13 February 2016), Arthur George Perman, 1872; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Bath, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX9-BGDW : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur G Perman, Norwood, Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 15, Piece/Folio 1336/44, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,577.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QN81-RN2 : accessed 13 February 2016), Arthur G Perman, Wimbledon, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Mary A. (unknown) (mother of Arthur Evelyn Perman)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX9-BGD4 : accessed 12 February 2016), Mary A Perman in household of Arthur G Perman, Norwood, Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 15, Piece/Folio 1336/44, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,577.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QNDM-MN2 : accessed 13 February 2016), Mary C A Perman in household of Arthur G Perman, Wimbledon, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Arthur Evelyn Perman

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XDH-1VY : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1876; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKX9-BGDZ : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur E Perman in household of Arthur G Perman, Norwood, Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 15, Piece/Folio 1336/44, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,577.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QNDM-5PZ : accessed 13 February 2016), Evelyn A Perman in household of Ethel Perman, Wimbledon, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26SJ-27M : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1900; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XF-6MT : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Perman, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Kingston subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJN4-WMDV : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1904.

Prince of Wales Drive, London, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Wales_Drive,_London: Overstrand Mansions (started January 1893).

Reference to Gilbert Keith Chesterton (G.K. Chesterton), living at number 60 Overstrand Mansions; Gilbert Keith Chesterton, by Maisie Ward, with introduction by Andrew M. Greeley; Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006; page 151; https://books.google.ca/books?id=EirFpiQ1HmUC&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=gilbert+keith+chesterton+overstrand+mansions&source=bl&ots=Z1UIcz4OAG&sig=GfWH9rIocjD8PJj36qT6HzrC_vk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjL1bSr9PLKAhVH7WMKHUawDlAQ6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&q=gilbert%20keith%20chesterton%20overstrand%20mansions&f=false

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFY-P9BH : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Evelyn Perman, 1908.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2J-71H : accessed 12 February 2016), Arthur Perman, May 1908; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-493, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census; Arthur Evelyn Perman [indexed as Arthur Emmyer Parman]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Two Arrested in Bond Theft; One is Guilty,” Vancouver Sun – May 29, 1928, page 20; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bjlmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qIgNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2595%2C3752305:

“Arrested Monday afternoon by Detectives McLeod and Grant on a charge of the theft of $20,000 worth of bonds from a safety deposit box, Arthur D. [sic] Perman, 6437 Angus drive, was released some hours later on bail of $10000. He pleaded guilty in Police court today and was remanded to June 6 for sentence.

James McD. Grosart, 1335 Nanton avenue, charged with retaining the bonds, was also apprehended by the officers, and regained his liberty on similar bail pending hearing of the case.

The bonds involved are said to have been removed from the safety deposit box of John McNeely at the premises of the Vancouver Safety Deposit company, 402 Pender street west, and, according to information, were located in Seattle, where they are held by the authorities.

Perman was an employee of the company up to October last. He was the custodian up to that time. C.F. Adye is the custodian now.”

“Perman Pleads Guilty; Will be Sentenced June 6 for $20,000 Bond Theft,” Montreal Gazette – May 30, 1928, page 5; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=A3EtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OIwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4107%2C5120781:

“Vancouver, May 29.—Charged with the theft of $20,000 worth of bonds from the Vancouver Safety Deposit Company’s vaults in the Board of Trade building, Arthur B. [sic] Perman, an employee of the firm, pleaded guilty before Magistrate H.C. Shaw in police court today.

The magistrate remanded the prisoner until June 6 for sentence.”

Calgary Herald – Deaths/Articles 1970 – 1974; http://albertagenealogy-research.ca/Data/Papers/1970-1974C/CalgaryDeathsPage456.html: Perman, Arthur Evelin [sic] death: 1970; age 94.

Calgary, Alberta Crematorium Records, 1951-1979: P; http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/crematorium/crem2_p.html.

6533 Perman, Arthur G [sic] Cremation: 26 Sep 1970 Cy Foster-Gooder F. Service, Calgary
12357 Perman, Iris Barbara Cremation: 25 Oct 1978 Foster’s Garden Chapel, Calgary

 

Caroline Banner (wife of Arthur Evelyn Perman)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26SX-CCT : accessed 12 February 2016), Caroline Banner, 1900; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9XF-6MY : accessed 12 February 2016), Caroline Perman in household of Arthur Perman, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Kingston subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR4-MZK : accessed 12 February 2016), Caroline Perman, 1949.

 

Iris Barbara C. Perman (daughter of Arthur Evelyn Perman)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FJ7-9L2 : accessed 12 February 2016), Iris Barbara C Perman, 1907; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Paddington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Calgary, Alberta Crematorium Records, 1951-1979: P; http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/crematorium/crem2_p.html.

6533 Perman, Arthur G [sic] Cremation: 26 Sep 1970 Cy Foster-Gooder F. Service, Calgary
12357 Perman, Iris Barbara Cremation: 25 Oct 1978 Foster’s Garden Chapel, Calgary

 

Barbara Perman, death notice, The Calgary Herald – Oct 24, 1978, page C2; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=O3JkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-H0NAAAAIBAJ&pg=4071%2C1838783; [link leads to colums 1 and 2; death notice is near bottom of column 5]: “Perman—October 21, 1978, Miss Barbara Perman, of 2001-22 Ave. N.W. Services at the Garden Chapel (Foster Funeral Home) 540 16th Ave. N.W. on Wednesday, 3:34 p.m. Cremation.”

 

James Mcdowall Grosart

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPW-VDN : accessed 13 February 2016), James Mcdowall Grosart, 1951.

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