Porpa, Claude Reginald (1856-1911)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 871.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 871.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 979.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 979.

Claude Reginald Porpa was an employee of the Imperial Roller Skating Rink. He lived at 1174 Denman Street in 1908 and at 1008 Denman Street from 1909 to 1911.

Claude’s widow, Alice Porpa, was at 1008 Denman Street in 1912 and 1913.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1118.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1118.

 

Claude Reginald Porpa

Claude Reginald Porpa was born in Middlesex, England about 1856. His father was Giovanni Porpa.

 

Giovanni Porpa

Giovanni Dominica Porpa was a tailor. (His full name was “Giovanni Giuseppe Francesco Saverio Domenico Porpa.”) He was born in Naples, Italy, on May 18, 1823. His father was Salvatore Porpa. His mother was Fortunata Venditto.

Giovanni immigrated to England and became a naturalized English citizen. He lived on Upper John Street, near Golden Square in Saint James Westminster.

In 1848, Giovanni married Ann Gordon (née Murdoch). She was born in London about 1801. She had been married before, to Allen Gordon, who appears to have died in 1841.

In 1852, Giovanni published a notice that he would not be liable for Ann’s debts.

The Morning Chronicle (London, England), issue 26686, July 6, 1852, page 1

The Morning Chronicle (London, England), issue 26686, July 6, 1852, page 1

In 1853, Giovanni sued Ann and two of her children in the family court. (The outcome of this case is not available; there may have been a judicial separation or divorce. Ann died in Islington, London, in 1879.)

By 1861, Giovanni was living in the St. Martins-in-the-Fields area of London. According to the 1861 English census, he was married to “Rosel Rose Porpa,” who was born in Middlesex about 1834. Two children were living with them: Lucretia, age 8, and Claude, age 5. In 1881, Rosa Porpa was living in Lambeth, London. She was born about 1836 in Poole, Dorset, England. Therefore, Rose (born around 1834 to 1836) may have been Claude’s mother.

Giovanni was involved several legal proceedings. In 1852 he sued the brother of one of his customers. The customer had died at sea without paying Giovanni’s account. The court held that the brother was not liable for the debt.

In 1859, Giovanni sued another customer for failing to pay his bill. The customer arranged to meet Giovanni at Bloomsbury Square. Giovanni went to the square, but instead of meeting the customer, he was attacked by two men. The jury ended up convicting one of the men, who received a sentence of ten days in prison and a fine of £20.

In 1860, Giovanni petitioned the House of Lords to ask the British Crown and Parliament to intervene in a case in Italy. Giovanni said that his wealthy uncle in Naples had been persuaded to make a will giving his money to the church. Giovanni said that the will was a forgery. The House of Lords replied that the Crown could not help Giovanni, even though he was a naturalized English citizen, because he was still subject to the law in Naples.

In 1860, Giovanni became bankrupt. He was discharged from bankruptcy in 1861.

Giovanni Porpa, bankruptcy certificate; London Gazette, June 14, 1861, page 2527; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22520/page/2527.

Giovanni Porpa, bankruptcy certificate; London Gazette, June 14, 1861, page 2527; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22520/page/2527.

Giovanni died in 1869.

 

Claude Reginald Porpa

By the early 1890s, Claude was the manager of the American Skating Palace in West Brompton, London.

The Standard (London, England), Issue 21347, December 5, 1892, page 3

The Standard (London, England), Issue 21347, December 5, 1892, page 3

Claude R. Porpa; American Skating Palace, Advertisement, The Era (London, England), February 18, 1893, page 23.

Claude R. Porpa; American Skating Palace, Advertisement, The Era (London, England), February 18, 1893, page 23.

In 1893, Claude was convicted for operating the skating palace without a certificate from the London County Council.

Claude Reginald Porpa, American Skating Palace, Music Hall Gossip, The Era (London, England), Issue 2843, March 18, 1893, page 17.

Claude Reginald Porpa, American Skating Palace, Music Hall Gossip, The Era (London, England), Issue 2843, March 18, 1893, page 17.

In 1906, in the Fulham district of London, Claude married Ellen Alice Hamber (often called “Alice”). She was born in the Pancras district of London on April 28, 1864. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Hamber.

In October 1906, Claude and Alice travelled to Canada on the “Lake Manitoba.”

Even though Claude and Alice had moved to Canada in 1906, the London electoral register for 1908 indicated that Claude was living at 10 Talgarth Road in London.

"England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFB-QNHV : 15 April 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1908. (selected portions).

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFB-QNHV : 15 April 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1908. (selected portions).

Claude first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1908. He and Alice lived at the following addresses in Vancouver

1908 1174 Denman Street
1909 to 1911 1008 Denman Street (Claude)
1912 and 1913 1008 Denman Street (Alice only after 1911)
1914 to 1916 not listed under Vancouver names
1917 1263 Balfour (domestic with William J. Baird)
1918 to 1919 not listed under Vancouver names
1920 612 Homer Street (with Daniel O. Donovan)
1921 not listed under Vancouver names
1922 Shaughnessy Military Hospital
1923 not listed under Vancouver names
1924 Shaughnessy Military Hospital
1925  not listed under Vancouver names
1926 to 1932 Shaughnessy Military Hospital
1933 7637 Hudson Street
1934 to 1941 859 West 63rd Avenue
1942 not listed under Vancouver names

From 1908 to 1911, Claude worked at the Imperial Roller Skating Rink, which was at the northwest corner of Denman Street and Beach Avenue.

Imperial Roller Skating Rink - detail from Vancouver City Archives - AM54-S4 -Be P31-4 - about 1906; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-beach-8

Imperial Roller Skating Rink – detail from Vancouver City Archives – AM54-S4 -Be P31-4 – about 1906; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-beach-8

Claude died in Vancouver on August 9, 1911. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Alice continued to live in Vancouver through the 1920s and 1930s.

In 1922 she was a waitress and maid at the Shaughnessy Military Hospital.

In 1925 she built a house on West 63rd Avenue.

District: Point Grey
Permit: 8486
Owner: Porpa, Mrs. A.
Architect: Owner
Builder: Singleton, C.
Legal Address: DL: 319 Etc Block: A Sub: 27-31 Resub: Lot: Pt. of lots 80 & 81
Date (Y-M-D): 1925-09-17
Street Number: 859
Street Name: 63rd Avenue W
Value: $4,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House;
Reference ID: PG-4228-4229-22

Heritage Vancouver; Vancouver Building Permits; http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1

Alice died in Vancouver on January 20, 1942. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

It appears that Claude and Alice did not have any children.

 

Sources

Giovanni Porpa (father of Claude Reginald Porpa)

“Italia, Napoli, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1809-1865,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXSM-MP4 : 31 December 2015), Giovanni Giuseppe Francesco Saverio Domenico Porpa, Birth, citing Quartiere San Giuseppe, Napoli, Napoli, Italy, Archivio di Stato di Napoli (Napoli State Archives); FHL microfilm 1,900,601.

England, Alien Arrivals, 1810-1811, 1826-1869; Ancestry.com; Passenger Lists: Name: Sigr Giovanni Porpa; Arrival: . . .Dover, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:264Z-JP2 : 13 December 2014), Giovanni Porpa, 1848; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1848, quarter 3, vol. 1, p. 134, St. James Westminster, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-R7PZ : 28 March 2015), Giovani Porpa, 1848; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-TDNR : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1850; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1D-VWT2 : 28 March 2015), Giovani Porpa, 1850; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , , Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGFR-9DL : 24 July 2016), Giovamic Porpa, Saint James Westminster, Middlesex, England; citing Saint James Westminster, Middlesex, England, p. 27, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Law Intelligence; Porpa v. Zaccani; Daily News (London, England), Issue 1769, January 23, 1852.

Sheriffs’ Court—Thursday; Porpa v. Zaccani; The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Issue 26545, January 23, 1852.

Giovanni Porpa, notice that Ann Porpa has left him; The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Issue 26686, July 6, 1852, page 1.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-YNMM : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1853; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

Cause number: 1853 P50. Short title: Porpa v Porpa; British National Archives; http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7946185: “Cause number: 1853 P50. Short title: Porpa v Porpa. Documents: Bill, answer and replication. Plaintiffs: Giovanni Porpa. Defendants: Anne Porpa (wife of Giovanni Porpe) Mary Murdoch Gordon an infant, Murdoch Lewis Gordon an infant, Harriet Jane Gordon an infant and The Governor and Company of the Bank of England. Date: 1853. Note: Details have been added from C32/266, which also gives information about further process.”

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-YJ3P : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1853; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-Y234 : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1854; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-Y57S : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1856; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-BLFK : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1856; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-YB7Z : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1857; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-BRY7 : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1857; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-B7M4 : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1858; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-BBBP : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1858; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-13FW : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1859; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-BCM3 : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1859; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

Middlesex Sessions; Giovanni Porpa, Thomas Richebell and John Parrot; Daily News (London, England), ; Issue 3965, January 28, 1859.

“England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634-1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1K-B6MY : 28 March 2015), Giovanni Porpa, 1860; from database by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Tax Assessment, , St James Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England, Westminster City Archives, London.

Case Of Giovanni Porpa, House of Commons Debates; February 20, 1860, vol. 156, cc1351-2; http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1860/feb/20/question-2:

“Mr. T. Duncombe:

said, he rose to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has inquired into the truth of the allegations contained in the Petition of Giovanni Porpa, a naturalized British subject, presented on the 26th clay of January last, complaining of wrongs inflicted upon him by the Neapolitan Government; and, if proved to be true, whether he has taken any steps to obtain the Petitioner redress?

1352

Lord John Russell:

said, he had been informed by Lord Malmesbury that the Petitioner, though naturalized in England, was a born subject of the King of Naples; in accordance, therefore, with the usual custom in such cases, the answer to the Petition was, that nothing could be done to take the case out of the jurisdiction of the Neapolitan tribunals. He had not made any further inquiries into the allegations of the Petition.”

Imperial Parliament, Popery and Death-Bed Bequests; The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties (Colchester, England), Issue 1520; February 3, 1860. (Giovanni Porpa’s petition to Parliament).

Lord John Russell and Naturalisation. A British Subject; The Economist (London, England), Issue 862; March 3, 1860; page 232. Asserts that naturalized British subjects should have the protection of the British government while they are abroad.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7LN-7H3 : 6 April 2016), Giovanni Porpa in household of Mary Bottamley, St Martins-In-The-Fields, London, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Giovanni Porpa, bankruptcy notice; The Edinburgh Gazette, November 5, 1867, page 1278; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/7795/page/1278/data.pdf: “Giovanni Porpa, of 21, King Street, St James, Middlesex, tailor.”

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JRV-TGV : 31 December 2014), Giovanni Domimca Porpa, 1869; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ann Murdoch (wife of Giovanni Porpa)

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQK7-P6S : 30 October 2015), Ann Gordon in household of Allen Gordon, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:264C-L4P : 13 December 2014), Ann Gordon, 1848; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1848, quarter 3, vol. 1, p. 134, St. James Westminster, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGFR-9DG : 24 July 2016), Ann Porpa in household of Giovamic Porpa, Saint James Westminster, Middlesex, England; citing Saint James Westminster, Middlesex, England, p. 27, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MG-FKRH : 6 April 2016), Ann Porpa, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB6J-W8B : 24 July 2015), Ann Porpa, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VMS-CPY : 31 December 2014), Ann Porpa, 1879; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Islington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Rose (probable mother of Claude Reginald Porpa)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7LN-7HQ : 6 April 2016), Rosel Rose Porpa in household of Mary Bottamley, St Martins-In-The-Fields, London, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Claude Reginald Porpa

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7LN-7HW : 6 April 2016), Claude Porpa in household of Mary Bottamley, St Martins-In-The-Fields, London, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D88-B25 : 13 December 2014), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1906; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1906, quarter 3, vol. 1A, p. 605, Fulham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q36-9P3 : 27 December 2014), Claude Parpa, Oct 1906; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-488, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFB-QNHV : 15 April 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1908.

“England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFP-TZVH : 15 April 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1909.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP4G : 2 March 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 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 Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-7JD : 30 September 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1911.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-7J6 : 30 September 2015), C R Porpa, 1911.

Claude Reginald Porpa, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 10, 1911, page 9: “Porpa—The death occurred at the family residence, yesterday afternoon of Claude Reginald Porpa, aged 49. The funeral will take place from Greene & Merkley’s parlors at two o’clock, Friday afternoon.”

Claude Reginald Porpa, obituary, Vancouver Province, August 11, 1911, page 20: “Porpa—The funeral of the late Claude Reginald Porpa took place this morning from the parlors of Greene and Merkley. Interment was made in the Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7H5Q : 13 December 2015), Claude Reginald Porpa, 1911; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26292923, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26292923.

Claude R. Porpa, probate file; British Columbia Supreme Court; Vancouver registry; file: P-3065; first page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-X4NN?i=856&wc=M69N-R2S%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332808001&cc=2014768; last page of probate file: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97Z-X4J7?i=874&wc=M69N-R2S%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332808001&cc=2014768.

 

Thomas Hamber (father of Alice Hamber)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-63R : 30 September 2015), Thomas Hamber in entry for Alice Porpa, 1942.

 

Elizabeth (mother of Alice Hamber)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB6L-9KH : 24 July 2015), Elizabeth Hamber, 1871. (record no longer accessible.)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q279-N7Q8 : 18 August 2016), Elizth Hamber, Islington, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 251/8, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,224.

 

Ellen Alice Hamber (wife of Claude Reginald Porpa)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XMQ-YHD : 1 October 2014), Ellen Alice Hamber, 1864; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Pancras, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB6L-9KX : 24 July 2015), Alice Hamber in entry for Elizabeth Hamber, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q279-N74D : 18 August 2016), Alice Hamber in household of Elizth Hamber, Islington, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 251/8, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,224.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D8Z-38R : 13 December 2014), Alice Hamber, 1906; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1906, quarter 3, vol. 1A, p. 605, Fulham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP4P : 2 March 2015), Alice Porpa in entry for Claude Reginald Porpa, 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 Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-635 : 30 September 2015), Alice Porpa, 1942.

Alice Porpa, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 21, 1942, page 17; Vancouver Sun, January 21, 1942, page 16; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tzRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=R4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1668%2C2357479: “Porpa—Jan. 20, 1942, Alice Porpa of 859 West 63rd Ave., widow of Claude Reginald Porpa; leaving one sister and two nephews in South Africa. Funeral service Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., from Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co., Rev. P.R. Ellis officiating. Cremation.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7H53 : 13 December 2015), Alice Porpa, 1943; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26252765, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26252765.

 

Lucretia Porpa (possible sister of Claude Reginald Porpa)

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7LN-7H7 : 6 April 2016), Lucretia Porpa in household of Mary Bottamley, St Martins-In-The-Fields, London, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5N-VLR : 13 December 2014), Lucretia Rosa P Porpa, 1878; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1878, quarter 4, vol. 1D, p. 302, St. Saviour Southwark, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

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