Roden, Howard Frederick (1883-1965)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 873.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 873.

Howard Frederick Roden was an insurance company manager. He lived at 1856 Barclay Street from 1915 to 1918.

The 1916 directory also listed Edward F. Roden, who was an insurance company manager at 1856 Barclay Street in 1916.

 

Family Background

Howard Frederick Roden was born in Warwickshire, England, on January 20, 1883. His parents were George Roden and Clare Elizabeth Revill.

George Roden moved his family to Canada about 1895, and began working as a jeweler with Roden Brothers in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto city directory, 1896; Might Directory Co., page 1199 [selected portions].

Toronto city directory, 1896; Might Directory Co., page 1199 [selected portions].

Clare Roden died in Toronto on January 21, 1925. She was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

George was invited to a banquet for veteran jewelers in 1927, although he was not able to attend.

“Veteran Jewelers Guests at Banquet,” Toronto Globe, November 18, 1927, page 14.

“Veteran Jewelers Guests at Banquet,” Toronto Globe, November 18, 1927, page 14.

George Roden appears to have died sometime after 1927.

 

Howard Frederick Roden: Marriage, Vancouver, Montreal, and Victoria

In 1901, Howard Roden was living with his parents in Toronto.

On August 14, 1907, in Toronto, Howard married Edna Gertrude Williams. She was born in Dunchurch, Ontario, in October 1887. Her parents were Edward Williams and Elizabeth Bates.

By 1910, Howard was in Vancouver. He was living at 1183 Bute Street, and working as a clerk for Ceperley Rounsefell and Company.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1084.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1084.

Howard appeared at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 and 1911 1183 Bute Street
1912 610 Jervis Street
1913 222 East 24th Avenue
1914 1156 Burnaby Street
1915 to 1918 1856 Barclay Street

Howard and Edna left Vancouver around 1919.

In 1921 and 1927 Howard appeared in the Montreal directories. He was the manager of the Canada Accident and Fire Assurance Company in Montreal.

Montreal Directory, 1921, page 1493.

Montreal Directory, 1921, page 1493.

Montreal alphabetical directory, 1927-1928, page 1370.

Montreal alphabetical directory, 1927-1928, page 1370.

132 Arlington Avenue, Westmount, Quebec; Google Streets, searched June 8, 2017; image dated: April 2009.

132 Arlington Avenue, Westmount, Quebec; Google Streets, searched June 8, 2017; image dated: April 2009.

Edna died in Montreal on December 17, 1928.

She was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Howard later married Lillian Mary Palmer.

In 1949, Howard was with the Commercial Union Assurance Company in Montreal.

Montreal alphabetical directory, 1943, page 2080.

Montreal alphabetical directory, 1943, page 2080.

Howard retired about 1945. By 1947, he and Lillian were living in Victoria, British Columbia.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 2107 (Victoria).

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 2107 (Victoria).

Howard and Lillian continued to live in Victoria through the 1950s and into the mid-1960s.

Howard died in Victoria on March 9, 1965.

Howard Frederick Roden, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 10, 1965, page 20.

Howard Frederick Roden, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 10, 1965, page 20.

In February 1966, the government of British Columbia refunded an overpayment of succession duties on Howard’s estate.

Estate of Howard Frederick Roden, refund of overpaid succession duties; British Columbia Order in Council 492/1966; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0492_1966.

Estate of Howard Frederick Roden, refund of overpaid succession duties; British Columbia Order in Council 492/1966; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0492_1966.

Lillian died in Montreal on November 2, 1971. She was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Lillian Mary Roden (née Palmer), death notice, Montreal Gazette, November 4, 1971, page 41; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EkEjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=36EFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4975%2C7366071 [link leads to column 6; death notice is in column 8].

Lillian Mary Roden (née Palmer), death notice, Montreal Gazette, November 4, 1971, page 41; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EkEjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=36EFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4975%2C7366071 [link leads to column 6; death notice is in column 8].

Howard had a daughter.

 

Phyllis Roden

Phyllis Roden married Edward Campbell Holloway. He was born in 1915.

Phyllis died between 1971 and 2005.

Edward died on May 13, 2006.

 

Sources

George E. Roden (father of Howard Frederick Roden)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DL6-FC5 : 13 December 2014), George Roden, 1872; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1872, quarter 4, vol. 6D, p. 550, Aston, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27N-CNP6 : 18 August 2016), George Roden, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 3004/8, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,848.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKPP-VPZ : 15 October 2015), Henry Roden, Aston, Warwickshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Roden Brothers, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roden_Brothers.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-ST1 : 27 April 2017), George Roden, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104833&highlight=9&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+Roden+Sidney+R.; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000104970.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XQ-2NL : 2 March 2015), George Roden, 1911; citing Census, Toronto West Sub-Districts 1-26, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,528.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJXV-HMD : 6 December 2014), George Roden, 01 Mar 1910; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Laurentic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNYT-3P1 : 6 December 2014), George Roden, 26 Feb 1913; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

1921 Canada Census, George Roden; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 93; Census Place: Ward 5, Toronto West, Ontario; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

Clare Elizabeth Revill (mother of Howard Frederick Roden)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQPS-G43 : 30 December 2014), Clara Elizabeth Revill, 25 Jun 1848; citing SAINT MARYS,HANDSWORTH,STAFFORD,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 426,554, 426,555, 426,556, 426,557.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N7J-FRW : 1 October 2014), Clara Elizabeth Revill, 1848; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGGZ-ZWV : 24 July 2016), Clara Revill in household of Edwin Revill, Handsworth, Staffordshire, England; citing Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, p. 23, 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, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5YY-Z1M : 24 July 2015), Clara E Revell in entry for Edwin Revell, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DL6-DVJ : 13 December 2014), Clara Elizabeth Revill, 1872; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1872, quarter 4, vol. 6D, p. 550, Aston, Warwickshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27N-CN5S : 18 August 2016), Clare E Roden in household of George Roden, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 10, Piece/Folio 3004/8, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,848.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKPP-GW2 : 15 October 2015), Clara E Roden in household of Henry Roden, Aston, Warwickshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-SYM : 27 April 2017), Clara E Roden, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa. [record no longer available: June 8, 2017]; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104833&highlight=10&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Clara+E+Roden+Sidney+R.; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000104970.pdf.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJXV-HM6 : 6 December 2014), Clara Eliz. Roden, 01 Mar 1910; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Laurentic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XQ-2NG : 2 March 2015), Clare Roden in entry for George Roden, 1911; citing Census, Toronto West Sub-Districts 1-26, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,528.

1921 Canada Census, Clara Roden in household of George Roden; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 93; Census Place: Ward 5, Toronto West, Ontario; Page Number: 10; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNFV-J4Q : 11 December 2014), Clara E Roden, 19 Jan 1925; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, 102, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,057,268.

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276Q-9L5 : 28 November 2014), Clara E Roden, 21 Jan 1925; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot L 40 3, line 45743, volume Volume 04, 1920-1931, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

 

Howard Frederick Roden

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2M-DXL : 1 October 2014), Howard Frederick Roden, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Aston, Warwickshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKP5-H6Z : 15 October 2015), Howard F Roden in household of Henry Roden, Aston, Warwickshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-SY7 : 27 April 2017), Howard F Roden in household of Clara E Roden, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104833&highlight=15&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Howard+F+Roden+Sidney+R.; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000104970.pdf.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZH-SP4 : 10 April 2015), Howard F Roden and Edna Gertrude Williams, 14 Aug 1907; citing registration , Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,703.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKYV : 2 March 2015), Howard Roden, 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=63671&highlight=10&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Howard+Roden.

Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1965; Ancesty.ca; Name: Howard Frederick Roden; Spouse: Lillian Mary Palmer; Marriage: . . ., Québec (Quebec)

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24JZ-16F : 2 October 2015), Howard M Roden, 1935; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTG-7X4 : 13 April 2017), Howard Frederick Roden, 1965; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fa74365e-3abb-4aee-9e44-3397dd57923e.

Estate of Howard Frederick Roden, refund of overpaid succession duties; British Columbia Order in Council 492/1966; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0492_1966.

 

Edward P. Williams (father of Edna Gertrude Williams)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGD-BMS : 13 November 2014), E P Williams, St James Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-3Q1 : 27 April 2017), Edward Williams, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104845&highlight=43&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Edward+Williams.

 

Elizabeth Bates (mother of Edna Gertrude Williams)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGD-BM3 : 13 November 2014), Eliz Williams, St James Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-37M : 27 April 2017), Elezibeth Williams, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104845&highlight=44&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Elizabeth+Williams.

 

Edna Gertrude Williams (wife of Howard Frederick Roden)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGD-BM7 : 13 November 2014), Edna Williams, St James Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148173-00105.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-379 : 27 April 2017), Edna Williams in household of Elezibeth Williams, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104845&highlight=45&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Edna+Williams.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZH-SPZ : 10 April 2015), Howard F Roden and Edna Gertrude Williams, 14 Aug 1907; citing registration , Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,703.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKYK : 2 March 2015), Edna Roden in entry for Howard Roden, 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=63671&highlight=11&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Edna+Roden.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-BY36 : 13 December 2015), Edna Gertrude Roden, 1928; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108192501, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108192501.

 

Lillian Mary Palmer (wife of Howard Frederick Roden)

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24JZ-16N : 2 October 2015), Lillian Roden, 1935; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-BYQ5 : 13 December 2015), Lillian Mary Roden, 1971; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 109009665, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109009665. [Note: the relationship with Benjamin James Roden (1906 – 1988) is speculative.]

 

Phyllis Roden (daughter of Howard Frederick Roden)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-RHMB : 13 December 2015), Phyllis Marquerite Holloway, 1989; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 108922897, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108922897. (possible connection).

 

Edward Campbell Holloway (husband of Phyllis Roden)

Edward Campbell Holloway, death notice, Published in the Montreal Gazette from May 16 to May 17, 2006; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=edward-campbell-holloway&pid=17792839: “Holloway, Edward Campbell. 1915-2006. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Ed joins his wife Phyllis, brother Bob and sons Michael and Howard. He leaves a small but strong family: Daughter Susan (Murray), daughter-in-law Anne, grandchildren Michelle (Brandon), Joanne (Paul), Joshua, Kristin and great-granddaughter Sophie. He will be remembered for his patriotic service as an RCAF navigator in World War II, his acumen in the lumber industry, his passion for golf over seven decades and in his last years for his intellectual pursuit of computers and genealogy. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 95 Lorne Ave, St. Lambert. Donations may be made to the Fondation Hopital Charles LeMoyne or to the charity of your choice.”

 

Howard Victor Holloway (son of Phyllis Roden)

Howard Victor Holloway, death notice, Published in the Montreal Gazette from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2005; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=howard-victor-holloway&pid=15453391: “Holloway, Howard Victor. Died peacefully at home in Knowlton, QC, in the company of family and friends. Son of Edward Holloway and the late Phyllis Holloway (nee Roden). Loving husband of 35 years to Arnee (Anne) Holloway; father to Michelle and Joanne Holloway, father-in-law to Brandon Gallaher and Paul Wilson, grandfather to Sophie. He also leaves his sister Susan Holloway, her partner Murray McAllindon, and her children Joshua and Kristin Barnes. Many thanks to friends and family who have provided support during Howard’s illness. Visitation on October 25, 7 to 9 p.m. at Maison Funeraire Desourdy Wilson, 318 Chemin Knowlton, Knowlton. Funeral and reception on October 26, 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 24 St Paul Road, Knowlton. In lieu in flowers, donations in memoriam can be made to Project Ploughshares, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 6C2, or to a charity of your choice.”

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