Pilkington, Alfred James (1871-1946)

A. J. Pilkington, Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1935, page 1, column 1.

A. J. Pilkington, Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1935, page 1, column 1.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 776.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 776.

Alfred James Pilkington was the accountant for the City of Vancouver. He lived at 2080 Haro Street in 1919.

 

Family Background

Alfred James Pilkington was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 31, 1871. His parents were Edward Pilkington (1846-1909) and Eliza Churches (1845-1940). After Edward and Eliza were married in 1868, they lived near Auckland for many years.

Edward died on February 18, 1909.

“Death Of Old Colonists,” New Zealand Herald, February 18, 1909, page 6; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19090218.2.74.

“Death Of Old Colonists,” New Zealand Herald, February 18, 1909, page 6; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19090218.2.74.

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Edward Pilkington; Birth Date: abt 1847; Death Age:     62; Death Date: 13 Feb 1909; Burial Place: Auckland, New Zealand; Cemetery: Pt. [Point] England Presbyterian Church; Spouse Name: Eliza Pilkington; Spouse Death Age: 93; Spouse Death Date: 17 Sep 1940.

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Edward Pilkington; Birth Date: abt 1847; Death Age:     62; Death Date: 13 Feb 1909; Burial Place: Auckland, New Zealand; Cemetery: Pt. [Point] England Presbyterian Church; Spouse Name: Eliza Pilkington; Spouse Death Age: 93; Spouse Death Date: 17 Sep 1940.

Eliza Pilkington lived in the Pilkington family home until the late 1930s.

New Zealand Herald, August 9, 1938; page 3; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19380809.2.5.3.

New Zealand Herald, August 9, 1938; page 3; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19380809.2.5.3.

Eliza died on September 17, 1940.

New Zealand Herald, September 18, 1940, page 12; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19400918.2.128.

New Zealand Herald, September 18, 1940, page 12; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19400918.2.128.

 

Alfred’s Life in New Zealand and Marriage to Adela

In the late 1880s, Alfred wrote the New Zealand civil service examination.

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXVI, Issue 9292, 20 February 1889, page 5; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH18890220.2.27.

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXVI, Issue 9292, 20 February 1889, page 5; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH18890220.2.27.

On May 21, 1896, Alfred married Adela Winifred McCurdy. She was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire on March 18, 1873. Her parents were John Francis McCurdy (1829-1881) and Elizabeth Martha Driffield (1837-1925).

Woodville Examiner, June 8, 1896; page 2; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WOODEX18960608.2.4.

Woodville Examiner, June 8, 1896; page 2; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WOODEX18960608.2.4.

Alfred was a lawyer in Auckland for several years. Then he and Adela went to Sydney, Australia, where Alfred studied accounting and finance.

Alfred and Adela travelled to Canada in 1906, along with their son, Francis, who was born in Australia.

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3M-M6X : 27 December 2014), Alfred J Pilkington, Apr 1906; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-515, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3M-M6X : 27 December 2014), Alfred J Pilkington, Apr 1906; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-515, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

The Pilkington family lived briefly in San Francisco, California.

In 1906, Alfred became Vancouver City’s accountant.

Alfred first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1907. He was living at 2733 Westminster Road and working as the city accountant.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 693.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1907, page 693.

From 1907 to 1946, he lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1907 and 1908 2733 Westminster Road
1909 and 1910 344 East 10th Avenue
1911 to 1913 1274 West 10th Avenue
1914 to 1917 1322 Walnut Street
1918 No home address under Vancouver names
1919 2080 Haro Street
1920 to 1946 1746 Haro Street

In 1920 he became the city controller.

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), Volume CVII, Issue 77, 4 April 1929, page 13; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19290404.2.104.

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), Volume CVII, Issue 77, 4 April 1929, page 13; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19290404.2.104.

In 1930, Vancouver’s city council asked Alfred to respond to charges of ineffectual control and lack of supervision in city departments.

Nanaimo Daily News, August 21, 1930, page 1, column 1.

Nanaimo Daily News, August 21, 1930, page 1, column 1.

Although there was much public debate over Alfred’s principles and methods, he continued as a city employee. In 1933, he became the city’s treasurer and financial adviser.

In 1935, Alfred, Adela and their children were living at 1746 Haro Street in Vancouver.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Alfred J Pilkington; Occupation: City Treasurer; Year: 1935; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver Centre.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Alfred J Pilkington; Occupation: City Treasurer; Year: 1935; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver Centre.

Alfred retired in 1935.

Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1935, page 1, column 1 [first portion of article].

Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1935, page 1, column 1 [first portion of article].

Alfred died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on August 30, 1946. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1946, page 20, column 4 [reference to Marjorie should probably say “daughter.”]

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1946, page 20, column 4 [reference to Marjorie should probably say “daughter.”]

Adela died in North Vancouver on April 2, 1962. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1962, page 36, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1962, page 36, column 3.

Alfred and Adela had the following children.

 

Francis Canning Pilkington

Francis Canning Pilkington was born in Sydney, Australia on January 5, 1903. (Sometimes his middle name appeared as “Channing.”)

He worked as a carpenter.

He belonged to the Irish Fusiliers, and he served with the Canadian military forces during the Second World War.

He did not marry.

He died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on March 4, 1990.

Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1990, page 43, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1990, page 43, column 7.

 

Roderick Alfred Pilkington

Roderick Alfred Pilkington was born in Vancouver on November 24, 1907.

He won a medal and a scholarship for the student with the highest standing in British Columbia.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 24, 1926, page 1, column 4.

Nanaimo Daily News, July 24, 1926, page 1, column 4.

He was a student at the University of British Columbia.

Roderick Alfred Pilkington, Totem [University of British Columbia Yearbook], 1930, page 40; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1930_totem.pdf.

Roderick Alfred Pilkington, Totem [University of British Columbia Yearbook], 1930, page 40; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1930_totem.pdf.

In 1932, he obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia’s department of economics. His thesis topic was “A Survey of Empire Trade.”

In 1937 he was a license inspector for the City of Vancouver.

On July 2, 1937, in Vancouver, he married Elizabeth Thomson Robertson, who was a school teacher. She was born in Vancouver about 1911. Her parents were Walter Robertson and Edith Duncan.

He served with the Canadian forces during the Second World War.

In 1948 he obtained a bachelor of laws degree from the University of British Columbia, and he later had a law practice in Vancouver.

The University of British Columbia; Thirty-third Congregation for the Conferring of Degrees; May 13, 1948, page 26; https://graduation.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2012/11/congreg_1948_spring.pdf.

The University of British Columbia; Thirty-third Congregation for the Conferring of Degrees; May 13, 1948, page 26; https://graduation.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2012/11/congreg_1948_spring.pdf.

He was also an experienced mountain climber. Mount Pilkington, in southwest British Columbia, is named after him. (It is not the same as the Mount Pilkington in the Rocky Mountains, near the British Columbia-Alberta border.)

Roderick died in Agassiz, British Columbia, on November 7, 1978.

No further information is available for Elizabeth.

 

Marjorie I. Alathea Pilkington

Marjorie Alathea Pilkington was born in Vancouver about March 1911.

She worked as a stenographer and as an artist.

By 1972 she was retired and living with her brother, Francis.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Miss Marjorie A Pilkington; Gender: Female; Occupation: Retired; Year: 1972; Location: Burnaby; Seymour, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Burnaby-Seymour.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Miss Marjorie A Pilkington; Gender: Female; Occupation: Retired; Year: 1972; Location: Burnaby; Seymour, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Burnaby-Seymour.

No further information is available for her.

 

Sources

Edward Pilkington (father of Alfred James Pilkington)

Edward Pilkington (1846–1909); Birth: 23 MAR 1846, Little Bolton Lancashire England; Death: 13 FEB 1909, Private Nursing Home Otahuhu Auckland New Zealand (ancestry.ca).

“New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24J-THTJ : accessed 7 June 2017), Edward Pilkington and Eliza Churches, 1868; citing Marriage, New Zealand, New Zealand, Wellington; registration number 1868/4523.

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1966: “Name: Edward Pilkington; Death Date: Jan-Feb-Mar 1909; Registration Place: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; Folio Number: 32.”

“New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG6K-3J8L : 4 January 2018), Edward Pilkington, 1909; citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1909/576, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.

“New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLLL-P8XW : 28 June 2018), Edward Pilkington, 13 Feb 1909; citing Death, New Zealand, New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Auckland.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2BT-YZLY : 10 March 2017), Edward Pilkington, 1909; Burial, Point England, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand, Point England Presbyterian Cemetery; citing record ID 173725125, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173725125: “Edward Pilkington; Birth: 1847; Death: 13 Feb 1909 (aged 61–62), New Zealand; Burial: Point England Presbyterian Cemetery, Point England, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand; Memorial ID: 173725125.”

 

Eliza Churches (mother of Alfred James Pilkington)

Eliza Churches (1847–1910 [sic: 1940]); Birth: 8 AUG 1847, St John College Estate Auckland New Zealand; DEATH 17 SEPT 1910 [sic: 1940] (ancestry.ca).

“New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24J-THTG : accessed 7 June 2017), Edward Pilkington and Eliza Churches, 1868; citing Marriage, New Zealand, New Zealand, Wellington; registration number 1868/4523.

Eliza (Pilkington (born Churches), 1845 – 1940; https://www.myheritage.com/names/eliza_pilkington: “Eliza ( Pilkington (born Churches) was born in 1845, at birth place, to Thomas Churches and Phoebe Churches (born Reeves). Thomas was born on May 26 1816, in Meare near Glastonbury, Somerset, England. Phoebe was born on February 28 1821, in Godney, Somerset, England, UK. Eliza had 15 siblings: Frederick Charles Churches, Anne Sharp (born Churches) and 13 other siblings. Eliza married Edward Pilkington in 1868, at age 23 at marriage place. Edward was born in 1847, in Bolton, Lancashire, England. They had 13 children: Frederick Henry Pilkington, Alfred James Pilkington and 11 other children. Eliza passed away on month day 1940, at age 95 at death place.

“New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG6V-X6RJ : 4 January 2018), Eliza Pilkington, 1940; citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1940/28792, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.

“New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLLL-P8XH : 28 June 2018), Eliza Pilkington, 17 Sep 1940; citing Death, New Zealand, New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Auckland.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2BT-YZPW : 10 March 2017), Eliza Pilkington, 1940; Burial, Point England, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand, Point England Presbyterian Cemetery; citing record ID 173725139, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173725139: “Eliza Churches Pilkington; Birth: 1847, Auckland, New Zealand; Death: 17 Sep 1940 (aged 92–93), Auckland, New Zealand; Burial: Point England Presbyterian Cemetery, Point England, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand; Memorial ID: 173725139.”

“New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKYR-T6VC : 10 August 2017), Eliza Pilkington, 1940; citing Wellington, Wellington Probate Files [Second Sequence], 1843-1939, record number 2033, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 101274120.

 

Alfred James Pilkington

“New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24V-MKW9 : accessed 7 June 2017), Alfred James Pilkington, 1871; citing Birth, New Zealand, New Zealand, Wellington; registration number 1871/14811.

“New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24K-16S7 : accessed 7 June 2017), Alfred James Pilkington and Adela Winifred McCurdy, 1896; citing Marriage, New Zealand, New Zealand, Wellington; registration number 1896/446.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3M-M6X : 27 December 2014), Alfred J Pilkington, Apr 1906; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-515, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HPQ-GMR : 27 December 2014), Alfred J Pilkington, Apr 1906; citing Immigration, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, T-510, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQM-TR8G : 9 October 2015), Alfred J Pilkington, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 304, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,104.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L6R : 2 March 2015), Alfred J Pilkington, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Alfred James Pilkington [indexed as Alfred Pilkington Junior]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Manager of Greater Vancouver,” Evening Star (Dunedin, New Zealand), August 28, 1937, page 6; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD19370828.2.27.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL4-FM5 : 13 April 2017), Alfred James Pilkington, 1946.

“Former City Comptroller, A.J. Pilkington, Dies at 75,” Vancouver Province, August 31, 1946, page 29, columns 1-2 (includes photograph of A.J. Pilkington).

Alfred James Pilkington, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 31, 1946, page 17; Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1946, page 20

 

John Francis McCurdy (father of Adela Winifred McCurdy)

John Francis McCurdy (1829–1881); Birth: 11 OCTOBER 1829, Antrim, Northern Ireland; Death: 3 OCTOBER 1881, off Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (ancestry.ca).

Ancestry.com. Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178769536: “John Francis McCurdy; Birth: 11 Oct 1829, County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Death: 3 Oct 1881 (aged 51), Dunedin City, Otago, New Zealand; Burial: Port Chalmers Old Cemetery, Dunedin, Dunedin City, Otago, New Zealand; Plot: Not Recorded; Original reference: T18811003; Memorial ID: 178769536. Died on the Waikato Ship, at Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Cause of death: Chronic bronchitis. John Francis McCurdy and his wife Elizabeth Martha Driffield 1837-1925 had 10 children. After her husband’s death, Elizabeth married James Lankey in 1888. Bio provided by Michelle Erkskine #49154007.”

 

Elizabeth Martha Driffield (mother of Adela Winifred McCurdy)

Elizabeth Martha Driffield (1837–1925); Birth: 20 AUG 1837, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Death: DEC 1925, Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand (ancestry.ca).

 

Adela Winifred McCurdy

Adela Winifred McCurdy (1873–1962); Birth: 18 MAY 1873, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; Death: 02 APR 1962, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XC3-DXR : 1 October 2014), Adela Winifred Mccurdy, 1873; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-2TYK : 11 December 2017), Adela Mc Curdey in household of John Mc Curdey, Egremont, Cumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 53, Piece/Folio 5193/72, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,433.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L6T : 2 March 2015), Adella W Pilkington in entry for Alfred J Pilkington, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Adela Winifred Pilkington in household of Alfred James Pilkington [indexed as Alfred Pilkington Junior]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTZ-X5N : 8 November 2017), Adela Winifred Pilkington, 1962; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d6579bf5-2037-40eb-81e7-65063fc94dc1.

Adela Winifred Pilkington, Vancouver Province, April 4, 1962, page 22; Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1962, page 36, column 3.

 

Francis Canning Pilkington (son of Alfred James Pilkington)

Pilkington, Francis C. (1903-1990); http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/francis-pilkington-fonds: “Biographical history Francis Pilkington was born January 5, 1903 in Sydney, Australia, the second son of Alfred James Pilkington, Controller of the City of Vancouver. He attended King George High School and the University of British Columbia (ca. 1925-1928). He was a member of the Irish Fusiliers and served during World War II, mainly at the Esquimalt Recruit Training Depot where he attained the rank of Captain. He was actively involved in a variety of conservative political groups. He worked as a carpenter. He died March 4, 1990.”

Francis Canning Pilkington; https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/erskine-family-tree/P1010.php: “Francis Canning Pilkington; He was born on January 5, 1903 in British Columbia, Canada [sic]; Resident: in the year 1911 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He died on March 4, 1990, he was 87 years old.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3M-M6N : 27 December 2014), Francis C Pilkington, Apr 1906; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-515, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HPQ-GMY : 27 December 2014), Francis C Pilkington, Apr 1906; citing Immigration, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, T-510, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L6Y : 2 March 2015), Francis C Pilkington in entry for Alfred J Pilkington, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Francis Channing Pilkington [indexed as Francis Ghannery Pilkington] in household of Alfred James Pilkington [indexed as Alfred Pilkington Junior]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Fantasy manuscripts [written by Marjorie and Frank Pilkington]; Vancouver City Archives, Reference code: AM879; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/fantasy-manuscripts-written-by-marjorie-and-frank-pilkington; [ca. 1941] (Creation).

F. C. Pilkington letter – history of right-wing groups in Vancouver; Vancouver City Archives, Reference code: AM879-; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/f-c-pilkington-letter-history-of-right-wing-groups-in-vancouver; Sept. 29, 1960 (Creation).

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1990-09-003677; Frank Pilkington; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17142; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709288; date of death: March 4, 1990; place of death: West Vancouver; age at death: 87; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/21096764-d1a4-4135-89c4-b1e0bf999ea8; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c57efed5-f1ce-423c-bff1-5ebc9b840558.

 

Roderick Alfred Pilkington (son of Alfred James Pilkington)

Roderick Alfred Pilkington; https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/erskine-family-tree/P1008.php: “Roderick Alfred Pilkington; He was born about 1908 in British Columbia, Canada; Resident: on June 1, 1921 Vancouver, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia, Canada.; . . .He died on November 7, 1978 in Agassiz, British Columbia.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L6B : 2 March 2015), Rodrick A Pilkington in entry for Alfred J Pilkington, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Roderick Alfred Pilkington in household of Alfred James Pilkington [indexed as Alfred Pilkington Junior]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

A Survey of Empire Trade; https://books.google.ca/books/about/A_Survey_of_Empire_Trade.html?id=G0aZtAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y; Thesis: M.A, University of British Columbia Department of economics; Author: Roderick Alfred Pilkington; Publisher: University of British Columbia, 1932; https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0105289.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KV18 : 21 January 2016), Roderick Alfred Pilkington and Elizabeth Thomson Robertson, 02 Jul 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB1-CRM : 13 April 2017), Roderick Alfred Pilkington, 1978.

Let the Sky Fall: Lawyers in the History of British Columbia Mountaineering; Part II – The Mountaineers, by David Crerar, Anders Ourom and Harry Crerar, The Advocate, December 2017, http://blg.com/en/News-And-Publications/Documents/David-Crerar-the-advocate-dec-2017.pdf. “Roderick Alfred Pilkington (1908 Vancouver–1978 Agassiz), called in 1948, was an active BCMC alpinist from the 1930s to the 1950s. He made a series of first ascents of mountains between the Coquitlam River and Pitt Lake, and north of Widgeon Lake. . . . He was an officer in the Irish Fusiliers; during the Second World War, he trained troops in the Rockies in mountaineering. . . . Mount Pilkington (2828 m), just southwest of Taseko Lakes, is named after him.”

 

Elizabeth Thomson Robertson (wife of Roderick Alfred Pilkington)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KV18 : 17 March 2018), Roderick Alfred Pilkington and Elizabeth Thomson Robertson, 02 Jul 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

 

Marjorie I. Alethea Pilkington (daughter of Alfred James Pilkington)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L61 : 16 March 2018), Marjorie I Pilkington in entry for Alfred J Pilkington, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Marjorie Ira [sic] Pilkington in household of Alfred James Pilkington [indexed as Alfred Pilkington Junior]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 4. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Pilkington, Marjorie Alethea; http://canadianillustrators.wikidot.com/p: “Vancouver based, exhibited fairy tale illustrations with Sketch Club in Oct 1933 – unknown if she ever published. .” [Sketch Club Exhibition, Vancouver Sun, October 10, 1933, page 7, column 2: “Among the others exhibiting were Marjorie Alethea Pilkington with three illustrative sketches, two for fairy tales; Adela W. Pilkington, with a still life of flowers in oils, which is not as good as some she has done. . . .”