Rhodes, Harry (1856-1931)

H. Rhodes, Studio portrait of the original staff of the Bank of British Columbia [detail], October 1891, Vancouver City Archives, LP 33; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/studio-portrait-of-original-staff-of-bank-of-british-columbia

H. Rhodes, Studio portrait of the original staff of the Bank of British Columbia [detail], October 1891, Vancouver City Archives, LP 33; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/studio-portrait-of-original-staff-of-bank-of-british-columbia

Harry Rhodes was an accountant and banker. He lived at 1103 Denman Street from about 1898 to 1916 and at 1911 Nelson Street from 1917 to 1931.

Harry Rhodes was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 1, 1856. His father was Henry Rhodes (1824-1878), a successful English merchant who brought his family to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1859. Harry’s mother was Sophia Harriet Cape (about 1831-1899).

Harry went to school in Victoria.

On September 11, 1884, in Victoria, Harry married Marion Bagnall. She was born in London, England on September 27, 1860. Her father was John Bagnall (1828-1885), who was a piano maker. Marion’s mother was Mary Ann Dean (about 1833-1892).

By 1887, Harry was a clerk for the Bank of British Columbia in Victoria.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directory in 1889. He was an accountant with the Bank of British Columbia. He was living at Mrs. J.M Douglas’s boarding house at the corner of Homer Street and Pender Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 409

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 409

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 373

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 373

 

The Rhodes family later lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1890 to 1895 1128 Melville Street (unnumbered in 1891)
1898 to 1916 1103 Denman Street
1917 to 1931 1911 Nelson Street (Harry Rhodes)
1931 to 1940 1911 Nelson Street (Marion Rhodes)
1941 to 1950s 1061 Chilco Street (Marion Rhodes)

Harry stopped working for the bank sometime after he arrived in Vancouver. By 1894, he had his own business as an accountant and financial broker.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 533

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 533

In July 1894, Harry was one of the incorporators of the Golden Era Mining Company.

In 1897 Harry became a British Columbia notary public.

Harry Rhodes – appointment as British Columbia notary public, British Columbia Order in Council 624/1898, December 14, 1898, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0624_1898.

Harry Rhodes – appointment as British Columbia notary public, British Columbia Order in Council 624/1898, December 14, 1898, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0624_1898.

 

In 1919, Harry became an accountant with the Vancouver School Board, and he continued to work with the school board through the 1920s.

Harry died in Vancouver on March 3, 1931. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Marion continued to live in the West of Denman area. From 1931 to 1940, she was still in the house at 1911 Nelson Street. By 1941, she had moved to 1061 Chilco Street, and she stayed there until she moved to the Steadman Nursing Home at 1238 Cardero Street.

Marion died in Vancouver on February 16, 1955. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Harry and Marion had three sons.

 

Godfrey Dean Rhodes

Godfrey Dean Rhodes was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on July 18, 1886.

He went to school at Trinity College in Port Hope, Ontario, and later to the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, where he graduated with honours. He was active in many sports, including tennis, golf, and cricket.

Dean Rhodes, West End Boys Cricket Club and Laing's School, University College, Victoria [detail], 1901; Vancouver City Archives; LP 222 - http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-boys-cricket-club-and-laings-school-university-college-victoria

Dean Rhodes, West End Boys Cricket Club and Laing’s School, University College, Victoria [detail], 1901; Vancouver City Archives; LP 222 – http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-boys-cricket-club-and-laings-school-university-college-victoria

 

In 1907, he obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers. He later went to England, where he studied at the School of Military Engineering in Chatham, and spent a year with the London and South Western Railway.

In 1910, he went to India, where he was an assistant army engineer with the state railway system.

During the First World War, he worked with the railway construction troops in Europe, winning several awards and honours.

In 1915, in London, England, he married Marian Jessie Topping. They had three children: Godfrey H. Rhodes; John H. Rhodes; and Jill M.K. Rhodes.

In 1921, he became the chief engineer of the Uganda Railway. He also had many other roles relating to transportation in Uganda and Kenya.

In 1943, he became director of transportation of the Iran Railways.

He became a Knight of St. John and a Commander of St. John’s Ambulance. He supported the Scout movement, and he was the chief scout in Kenya.

He died in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 21, 1971.

 

Henry (Hal) Rhodes

 

Hal Rhodes, West End Boys Cricket Club and Laing's School, University College, Victoria [detail], 1901; Vancouver City Archives; LP 222 - http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-boys-cricket-club-and-laings-school-university-college-victoria

Hal Rhodes, West End Boys Cricket Club and Laing’s School, University College, Victoria [detail], 1901; Vancouver City Archives; LP 222 – http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-boys-cricket-club-and-laings-school-university-college-victoria

Henry Rhodes (often called “Hal”) was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on February 28, 1888.

He studied at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario.

On June 10, 1913, in Vancouver, he married Mabel Ready Gwyneth Barwick. She was born on March 10, 1886, in Barrie, Ontario. Her father was William Barwick. Her mother was Francis M. Morgan.

He was articled to William A. Bauer, who was a British Columbia Land Surveyor. In 1909, he became a British Columbia Land Surveyor, and he was later in charge of the Britannia Mining and Smelting Company’s mineral claim surveys.

He was active in several sports, including cricket, tennis, golf, ice hockey, and football. After he stopped his surveying work, he made his living from sports.

From 1924 to 1931, he was the general manager of Outings Manufacturing Company.

Outings Limited, Wrigley Henderson Amalgamated BC Directory, 1924, page 630 (part of full-page advertisement)

Outings Limited, Wrigley Henderson Amalgamated BC Directory, 1924, page 630 (part of full-page advertisement)

In 1932, he became a golfing instructor; he was the golf professional at Harrison Resort.

After he retired from his position as golf professional, he carried on his photography business in Harrison Hot Springs.

He died in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on July 19, 1974.

Mabel died in Vancouver on October 7, 1980.

Hal and Mabel had a daughter: Gladys (Gwladys) Rhodes, who married Edward St Joseph Brewster (1913-1980).They lived in Nanaimo, British Columbia. There is a Gwladys Brewster Memorial Bursary at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

Courtland Morgan Brewster provided this information on 1059 Chilco Street: “My mother Gwladys Gwyneth Morgan Rhodes grew up at this location. I do not know when they bought it nor when my grandmother sold it.  I think it was given a different address at some point to 1099 Chilco. I visited the house at the exact corner as shown on the plans as a small boy visiting from Nanaimo.  My grandmother Mabel Ready Barwick lived there with her husband Hal Rhodes.”

 

Beverly Alan Rhodes

B.A. “Bev” Rhodes, Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1954, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DzxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1064%2C3217071

B.A. “Bev” Rhodes, Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1954, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DzxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1064%2C3217071

Beverly Alan Rhodes (often called “Bev”) was born in Vancouver on July 18, 1890.

He attended Trinity College in Port Hope, Ontario, and later went to the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

He studied to become a surveyor.

During the First World War he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

On March 10, 1920, in Vancouver, he married Christina Marshal Smith. She was born on November 17, 1888, in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Her father was Herbert Marshall Smith. Her mother was Helena Augusta Crisp.

In 1921, they were living at 1201 Georgia Street (then called Florence Court; from 1931, the building was called the Banff Apartments).

Bev was active in many sports, including cricket, tennis, golf, grass hockey, and badminton.

In the 1950s he owned the Bev Rhodes Sporting Goods store at 558 Richards Street.

Bev died in Vancouver on July 17, 1954.

Christina died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 30, 1980.

Bev and Christina had a son: John Alan Rhodes.

 

Sources

 

Henry Rhodes (father of Harry Rhodes)

“The Hon. Henry Rhodes,” Canada: An Encylopaedia of the Country, volume 1, edited by J. Castell Hopkins; Toronto: Linscott Publishing Company, 1898, page 441: “The Hon. Henry Rhodes was born in London, England, in 1824, and in 1859 migrated to Victoria, British Columbia, where he embarked extensively in mercantile pursuits. In these enterprises he was eminently successful, and for many years was at the head of the well-known firm of Henry Rhodes & Co. He was for some time President of the Chamber of Commerce at Victoria, and also Hawaiian Consul at that port. In 1865 he was called to the Legislative Council of Vancouver Island, and held his seat until its union with the mainland Province. Mr. Rhodes in earlier life (1845-59) had been prominently connected with the trade of the Sandwich Islands. Throughout British Columbia he was well known not only for business success and ability but for his hospitality. He died in 1878.”

Rhodes/Walkem, A Historic Guide to Ross Bay Cemetery, by John Adams, Victoria, Heritage Architectural Guides, 1983, page 9.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG2-J6D : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes, 1878.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV28-JDPW : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes, ; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 69672819, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69672819.

 

Sophia Harriet Cape (mother of Harry Rhodes0

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-YJD : accessed 20 February 2016), Sophia Rhodes, Johnson Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211874.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-1BX : accessed 20 February 2016), Sophia Rhodes, Victoria City James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00703.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Q-6PY : accessed 20 February 2016), Sophia Harriet Rhodes, 1899.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV28-JDPH : accessed 20 February 2016), Sophia Harriet Rhodes, ; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 69672865, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69672865.

 

Harry Rhodes

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-YJ6 : accessed 20 February 2016), Harry Rhodes in household of Sophia Rhodes, Johnson Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 83; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008211874.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-GR9 : accessed 20 February 2016), Harry Rholles, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00034.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5HJ : accessed 20 February 2016), Harry Rhodes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=47&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harry+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPCL : accessed 20 February 2016), Harry Rhodes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63731&highlight=3&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harry+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940108.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Harry Rhodes; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVP-347 : accessed 20 February 2016), Harry Rhodes, 1931.

“Harry Rhodes, Here 70 Years, Dies Suddenly; Short Illness of School Board Treasurer Terminates . . .,” Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1931, page 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ei1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1300%2C235641.

“For more than 70 years a resident of what is now the province of British Columbia, Harry Rhodes, 75, 1911 Nelson Street, treasurer of the Vancouver School Board, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Hospital. He had been ill for only a short time.

Born in Honolulu

Mr. Rhodes was born in Honolulu June 1, 1856, and came to Victoria with his parents in 1860. Since that time he made his home in British Columbia, receiving his education in Victoria schools and commencing his business career with the Bank of British Columbia. Forty-five years ago he took up his residence in Vancouver.

For many years after leaving the bank, Mr. Rhodes continued in the practice of accountancy.

He entered the service of the Vancouver School Board as accountant, November 1, 1919, and assumed the position of treasurer on the amalgamation of Point Grey and South Vancouver with the city, two years ago. He was due to retire on superannuation June 30.

Funeral Thursday

Besides his widow, Mr. Rhodes is survived by three sons, Henry and Beverley Alan of Vancouver, and General G. Dean Rhodes, general manager of the Uganda Railway, British East Africa.

The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from Center & Hanna’s chapel, with Canon H. G. Underhill officiating. Interment will be made in Ocean View.”

“Harry Rhodes Died Tuesday; School Board Official Resident of Province Seventy Years; Stricken on Friday,” Vancouver Province, March 4, 1931, page 11. [Similar to “Harry Rhodes, Here 70 Years, Dies Suddenly; Short Illness of School Board Treasurer Terminates . . .,” Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1931, page 3 (above).]

Harry Rhodes, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 4, 1931, page 21; Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1931, page 16: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ei1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2223%2C313137:

“Rhodes—Passed away in St. Paul’s Hospital, March 3rd, 1931, Harry Rhodes, in his 75th year, accountant of the School Board, 45 years in the province. He leaves to mourn his passing, besides his wife, three sons, Henry and Beverly Alan of Vancouver, and General G.D. Rhodes, general manager Uganda Railway, British East Africa. Funeral service from Center & Hanna’s chapel, Thursday, March 5th, at 2 p.m., Canon H.G. Underhill officiating. Committal in Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

John Bagnall (father of Marion Bagnall)

John Bagnall (1828-1885); Canadian Encyclopedia: Music dealer, piano manufacturer, b Staffordshire, England, 1828, d Victoria, BC, February 1885. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/john-bagnall-emc/

John Bagnall, Victoria’s first pianoforte maker, http://bcgoldrushpress.com/2014/03/john-bagnall-victorias-first-pianoforte-maker.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-PBT : accessed 20 February 2016), John Bagnall, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG2-Y5Q : accessed 20 February 2016), John Bagnall, 1885.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-KVRN : accessed 20 February 2016), John Bagnall, 1885; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 117736364, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117736364.

 

Mary Ann Dean (mother of Marion Bagnall)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-PBY : accessed 20 February 2016), Mary Ann Bagnall in household of John Bagnall, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2X-MXH : accessed 20 February 2016), Mary Ann Bagnall, 1892.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-KVRJ : accessed 20 February 2016), Mary A. Bagnall, 1892; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 117736365, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117736365.

 

Marion Bagnall (wife of Harry Rhodes)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NC5-VK6 : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Dean Bagnall, 1860; 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.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-PBB : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Bagnell in household of John Bagnall, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-GRS : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Rholles, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00033.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5HV : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Rhodes in household of Harry Rhodes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=48&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Marion+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

Society, Vancouver Province, June 27, 1906, page 10: “A garden party and blind auction will be held on Thursday, June 28, afternoon and evening, at the residence of Mrs. Rhodes, 1103 Denman street, in aid of St. Paul’s branchof the Woman’s [sic] Auxiliary. Good programme. Ice-cream and other refreshments. Admission 10c. Every one welcome. In case of unfavorable weather the afternoon tea and evening entertainment will be given in the old church.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPCG : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Rhodes in entry for Harry Rhodes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63731&highlight=4&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Marion+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940108.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Marion Rhodes in household of Harry Rhodes; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5B-WJG : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Rhodes, 1955.

“Mrs. Rhodes, City Pioneer, Dies at 94,” Vancouver Sun, February 18, 1955, page 52; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xTtlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2462%2C3518419:

“Funeral service was held here today for one of the west’s oldest pioneers, who came to Victoria in 1864, seven years before British Columbia joined confederation.

Rev. Patrick Ellis conducted the service in St. Paul’s Church for Mrs. Marion Rhodes, 94, of 1061 Chilco, who died Wednesday in Stedman nursing home.

Mrs. Rhodes was born in London, England, and came to Victoria with her parents at the age of four, moving to Vancouver in 1890.

She was the wife of the late Henry Rhodes, former secretary of the Vancouver School Board.

One of her sons is Sir Godfrey Rhodes, of Nairobi, British East Africa, who was knighted during the Second World War for his services in Iran.

Besides him she is survived by another son, Hal, of Harrison Hot Springs; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.”

“Prominent West End Pioneer Dies,” Vancouver Province, February 17, 1955, page 4 [includes photograph of Mrs. Harold Rhodes.] [Similar to “Mrs. Rhodes, City Pioneer, Dies at 94,” Vancouver Sun, February 18, 1955, page 52 (above).]

Marion Rhodes, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 17, 1955, page 31; Vancouver Province, February 17, 1955, page 32; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xDtlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2398%2C3197799: “Rhodes—Marion, passed away in hospital Feb. 16, 1955, in her 95th year, of 1061 Chilco St., wife of the late Harry Rhodes. Survived by 2 sons, Brigadier Sir Godfrey Rhodes of Nairobi, British East Africa; Henry of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.; also 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul’s Church, corner of Jervis and Pendrell St., Friday. Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., Rev. P. Ellis officiating. Interment Family Plot, Ocean View Burial Park. Center & Hanna Funeral Directors.”

 

Godfrey Dean Rhodes (son of Harry Rhodes)

Godfrey D. Rhodes, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_D._Rhodes.

Brig.-Gen. Sir Godfrey Dean Rhodes, Canadian Who’s Who, 1964-1966, page 922.

Brig.-Gen. Sir Godfrey Dean Rhodes, Who Was Who, 1971-1980, page 664.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-DVY : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey Dean Rhodes, 18 Jul 1886; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13808, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,957.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-GP6 : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey D Rhodes, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00034.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5HK : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey D Rhodes in household of Harry Rhodes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=49&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Godfrey+D.+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG4-JQ7 : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey Dean Rhodes, May 1914; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4807, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HG4-J47 : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey Dean Rhodes, May 1914; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4807, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2663-96R : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey D Rhodes and null, 1915; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Society, Toronto Globe, March 2, 1928, page 16: “Madame Geza de Kresz has just returned from Quebec City, where she was a guest of Mrs. Godfrey Rhodes, who entertained in her honour.” (possible connection).

Canadian Rail Chief in Iran; Faces Big Task in Caucasus,” Toronto Globe and Mail, September 27, 1941, page 1 [Appointment of Godfrey Rhodes as director of transportation of Iran Railways.]

“Canadian Engineer Is Awarded C.B.,” Toronto Globe and Mail, August 17, 1943, page 8: Godfrey Dean Rhodes made a Commander of the Bath in recognition of “gallant and distinguished” services.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVMF-DGXT : accessed 20 February 2016), Godfrey Dean Rhodes, 1945; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Key War Work Done by Sir Godfrey,” Toronto Globe and Mail, January 29, 1946, page. 7: describes reconstruction and repair of railway in the Iranian Mountains to support transportation of was supplies to Russia during Second World War.

“Order Of St. John,” The Times (London, England), January 5, 1949, Issue 51271, page 7: “The King has sanctioned the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem,: . . . commanders (brothers) . . . Brig.-Gen. Sir Godfrey Dean Rhodes. . . .”

“Sir Godfrey Rhodes,” The Times (London, England), February 22, 1971; page 12:

“Brigadier-General Sir Godfrey Rhodes, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., a former Chief Scout for Kenya, died yesterday. He was 84.

Godfrey Dean Rhodes, born in Victoria, British Columbia, was commissioned in 1907 and posted as assistant army engineer on the Indian Railways, building a line through the North-West Punjab. He was sent to Belgium and France when the First World War broke out.

He went to Africa as chief engineer on the Uganda Railway and eight years later became General Manager. In 1931, when the railway’s business was expanded he became responsible for the entire development of the system before 1941.”

“Obituary. Brigadier-General Sir Godfrey (Dean) Rhodes. 1886-1971,” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 50 Issue 2, October 1971, pp. 253-255; http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/iicep.1971.6128.

Notice to submit claims, Sir Godfrey Dean Rhodes, deceased, Kenya Gazette, March 19, 1971, page 257; https://books.google.ca/books?id=YFeHXkjQdUUC&pg=PA257&lpg=PA257&dq=%22godfrey+dean+rhodes%22&source=bl&ots=40LP9hlWYG&sig=Ix_SE6yr4ysKBgFat_WkpwLFyP0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHn5-WsYXLAhVNx2MKHcGYCzEQ6AEIKDAD#v=onepage&q&f=false.

 

Marian Jessie Topping (wife of Godfrey Dean Rhodes)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X16-V37 : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion Jessie Topping, 1891; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barnet, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2667-X43 : accessed 20 February 2016), Marion J Topping and null, 1915; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Henry (Hal) Rhodes (son of Harry Rhodes)

Henry Rhodes, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3; E. O. S. Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company; 1914; page 916; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/916/mode/1up.

Henry Rhodes, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1937-38-39, page 130.

Henry Rhodes, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1940-41, page 196.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-S96 : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry, 28 Feb 1888; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13808, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,957.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-GPX : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5H2 : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes in household of Harry Rhodes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36133&highlight=50&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Henry+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010191.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPCP : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes in entry for Harry Rhodes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63731&highlight=5&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Henry+Rhodes; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63731&highlight=6&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Beverly+Allan+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940108.pdf.

Society, Vancouver Sun, June 9, 1913, page 8: “Tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, in Christ church, the marriage of Gwyneth, only daughter of Mrs. William Barwick, to Mr. Henry Rhodes, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rhrodes [sic.] will be solemnized.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZV-NLN: accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes and Mabel Ready Gwyneth Barwick, 10 Jun 1913; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11377, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,705.

Gwyneth Barwick and Henry Rhodes, wedding description, Vancouver Province, June 11, 1913, page 14: “A very pretty wedding took place in Christ Church at 3 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon when Miss Gwyneth Barwick, the only daughter of the late William Barwick and Mrs. Barwick of Vancouver, formerly of “The Homeward,” Holland Landing, Ontario, became the wife of Mr. Henry Rhodes, B.C.L.S., second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rhodes, who have long been residents of Vancouver. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Stanley Barwick. Miss Kathleen Ellis acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Beverly Rhodes, brother of the groom, was best man. [Includes description of wedding party.] A large number of friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony which was performed by the Rev. F.A.P. Chadwick. Music was rendered by the organist, Mr. Chubb. The bride and groom left on the 4 o’clock train for Del Monte, Cal, to attend the famous annual California tennis tournament.”

“Weddings: Rhodes-Barwick,” Vancouver Sun, June 11, 1913, page 7: “Yesterday afternoon the marriage was solemnized in Christ church of Gwyneth, only daughter of Mrs. William Barwick to Mr. Henry Rhodes, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rhodes. Rev. F.A. P. Chadwick performed the ceremony before a large number of relatives and friends. The bride was attired in a Copenhagen blue suit with a large black hat. Miss Kathleen Ellis, the bridesmaid, wore a white serge suit with a black hat. Mr. Beverley [sic] Rhodes supported the bridegroom. Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes left for an extended honeymoon in California and on their return will reside in Vancouver.”

“Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Anderson and Mr. Hal Rhodes,” Vancouver Sun, October 18, 1947, page 19 [includes photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Anderson and Hal Rhodes]: “ . . . Hal Rhodes, golf ‘pro,’ explains all the latest tips to Manager Oliver Anderson of the Harrison spa. . . . Hal uses slack winter season for his picture-taking hobby—results flash on the hotel screen in long evenings.”

 

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB2-SWP : accessed 20 February 2016), Henry Rhodes, 1974.

Henry (Hal) Rhodes, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 22, 1974, page 30; Vancouver Sun, June 22, 1974, page 34: “Rhodes—Passed away July 9, 1974, in Chilliwack Hospital, Mr. Henry (Hal) Rhodes, in his 87th year, late of 6366 Else Rd., Agassiz. Hal was the golf professional at Harrison for many years. Survived by his wife Gwenyth; 1 daughter, Mrs. E.J. (Gladys) Brewster, Nanaimo; 2 sons, Morgan, Winnipeg, and Dean, Victoria; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral service Monday, July 22, at 3 p.m. in Henderson’s funeral home, Chilliwack, Mr. W. Kouwenhoven officiating. Cremation at Victoria Memorial Park.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Q-H17 : accessed 20 February 2016), Edward St Joseph Brewster, 1980.

Vancouver Island University , Nanaimo, British Columbia, Gwladys Brewster Memorial Bursary, https://www2.viu.ca/FinancialAid/bursaries.aspx?area=22.

 

Mabel Ready Gwyneth Barwick (wife of Henry (Hal) Rhodes)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-YF3 : accessed 20 February 2016), Mabel Ready Gwyneth Rhodes, 1980.

 

Beverly Alan Rhodes (son of Harry Rhodes)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-PXP : accessed 20 February 2016), Beverley Alan Rhodes, 18 Jul 1890; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13813, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,134,883. Image: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=e8de7577-f276-4ed4-8b1e-eb76da923227.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-GPF : accessed 20 February 2016), Beverley A Rhodes, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148093-00034.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5HL : accessed 20 February 2016), Beverley Rhodes in household of Harry Rhodes, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36134&highlight=1&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Beverley+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010192.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPC5 : accessed 20 February 2016), Beverley Allan Rhodes in entry for Harry Rhodes, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63731&highlight=6&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Beverly+Allan+Rhodes; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940108.pdf.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Beverley Alan Rhodes; Rank: MAJ; Date of Birth: 18/07/1890; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8215 – 49; Item Number: 600777; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=600777.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-ZTB : accessed 20 February 2016), Beverly Alan Rhodes and Christina Marshall Smith, 10 Mar 1920; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“Two Old Families Linked by Wedding,” Vancouver Province, March 10, 1920, page 8:

“Two members of old British Columbia families were united this morning in St. Paul’s Church, when Mr. Beverley Allan Rhodes, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rhodes of Vancouver, led to the altar Miss Chrissie Smith, eldest daughter of Mrs. Marshall Smith.

The bride . . . was given away by her brother, Mr. Hedley Smith. … Miss Beatrice Smith, sister of the bride, was her bridesmaid. . . . Mr. Ian Coote was the groomsman.

During the signing of the register, Miss Amy Wilson sang “The Psalm of Love.” Mr. Roberson presided at the organ. After the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Harold King, a reception was held at the residence of the bride’s mother, at which only relatives and intimate friends of the bride and groom were present. Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes left by the 10 o’clock train for Portland, where they will spend three weeks.”

Wedding notice, Chrissie Smith and Beverley Allan Rhodes, Vancouver Sun, March 11, 1920, page 4 [similar to “Two Old Families Linked by Wedding,” Vancouver Province, March 10, 1920, page 8 (above).]

1921 Canada Census, Beverley A. Rhodes, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 12;

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5M-92X : accessed 20 February 2016), Beverly Alan Rhodes, 1954.

“Death Bowls ‘Bev’ At Final Wicket; A Sportsman’s End,” Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1954, page 3 [Includes photograph of B.A. “Bev” Rhodes.]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DzxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1064%2C3217071.

“Beverley A. ‘Bev’ Rhodes, Vancouver athlete and businessman, died Saturday shortly after participating in one of his favorite sports, cricket.

Mr. Rhodes, who owned the Sporting Goods store at 558 Richards, complained of a pain in the chest after batting for Rowing Club ‘B’ in a match against Burrard ‘B’. A friend drove him to his home, 963 Gilford, where Mr. Rhodes died in the car.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church. Center & Hanna funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rhodes had been prominent in sports for nearly 50 years. He was Western Canadian singles tennis champion twice and won numerous doubles titles. He was a golfer and played grass hockey and badminton.

He would have been 64 years old on Sunday.

Born in Vancouver, Mr. Rhodes attended Trinity College at Port Hope, Ontario, and the Royal Military College at Kingston. He served in the First World War.

He had been in the sporting goods business for many years.

Mr. Rhodes leaves his mother, Mrs. M. Rhodes; his wife, Christina M. Rhodes; a son, John Alan Rhodes, and two brothers, Henry Rhodes, Vancouver and Sir Godfrey Rhodes, Kenya, South Africa.”

“Cricket, Tennis, Badminton Star, City Sportsman Bev Rhodes Dead,” Vancouver Province, July 19, 1954, page 12 [Includes photograph of Bev Rhodes]. [Similar to “Death Bowls ‘Bev’ At Final Wicket; A Sportsman’s End,” Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1954, page 3.]

“Bev Rhodes Funeral Set Wednesday,” Vancouver Province, July 19, 1954, page 2.

Beverly Alan Rhodes, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 20, 1954, page 25; Vancouver Sun, July 20, 1954, page 24; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EDxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1463%2C3487551 [link leads to page 23. Death notice is on page 24, column 4.]: “Rhodes—Beverly Alan, suddenly on July 17, 1954, of 963 Gilford St., in his 64th year. Survived by his loving wife, Christina; a son, John Alan, of Montreal; his mother, Mrs. M. Rhodes, of Vancouver; 2 brothers, Henry, Vancouver; Sir Godfrey Rhodes, of Kenya Colony, British East Africa. Funeral serviced Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m., in St. Paul’s Church, corner Pendrell and Jervis St., Rev. P. Ellis officiating, followed by cremation. Center & Hanna Funeral Directors.”

 

Christina Marshall Smith (wife of Beverly Alan Rhodes)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-JFS : accessed 21 February 2016), William Hedley Marshall Smith and Irene Louise Bailey, 24 Apr 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Z-ZVV : accessed 20 February 2016), Christina Marshall Rhodes, 1980.

 

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