Rogers, Jonathan (1865-1945)

Jonathan Rogers, 1916, Vancouver City Archives, Port P1442, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/jonathan-rogers.

Jonathan Rogers, 1916, Vancouver City Archives, Port P1442, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/jonathan-rogers.

Elisabeth Rogers, about 1943, detail from Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rogers in costume for a rededication of Stanley Park; Vancouver City Archives, Port P1436.2; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-and-mrs-jonathan-rogers-in-costume-for-rededication-of-stanley-park-2.

Elisabeth Rogers, about 1943, detail from Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rogers in costume for a rededication of Stanley Park; Vancouver City Archives, Port P1436.2; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/mr-and-mrs-jonathan-rogers-in-costume-for-rededication-of-stanley-park-2.

Jonathan Rogers was a real estate developer, contractor, park board commissioner, city councillor and supporter of civic institutions. His wife, Elisabeth, was a generous philanthropist and supporter of many organizations in Vancouver, including the Symphony Society and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Jonathan and Elisabeth lived at 2050 Nelson Street from 1910 to 1945, and Elisabeth continued to live at 2050 Nelson Street until 1960.

Jonathan Rogers was born on July 30, 1865, at “Plas Onn,” Glyncorrwg, Denbighshire, Wales. His father was Edward Rogers. His mother was Ann Davis.

About 1882, Jonathan went to live in Liverpool, England. In May 1887 he arrived in Vancouver, after travelling on the first transcontinental passenger train through the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

By 1889, he had begun working as a painter for A.J. Marks, who had a wall paper store at 115 West Hastings Street. Jonathan was living at 309 Richards Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 411

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1889, page 411

Jonathan and his family lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1889 309 Richards Street
1890 321 Richards Street (listed as Jonathan Rodgers)
1891 313 Pender Street
1892 to 1894 not listed under Vancouver names
1895 and 1896 631 Richards Street
1897 to 1902 644 Homer Street (surname Rodgers in 1899)
1903 to 1908 1163 Georgia Street
1909 Glencoe Lodge (1001 Georgia Street)
1910 to 1945 2050 Nelson Street
1946 to 1960 2050 Nelson Street (Elisabeth Rogers)

By the 1890s, Jonathan had begun buying property in Vancouver. He also built several office buildings and commercial buildings in Vancouver.

He became active in many local organizations, including the Y.M.C.A.

“Y. M. C. A. Convention,” Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), Issue 10,654, August 23, 1893, page 5

“Y. M. C. A. Convention,” Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), Issue 10,654, August 23, 1893, page 5

In 1902, in Oswestry district in Shropshire, Jonathan married Elisabeth Hughes. She was born in England on January 20, 1877. Her father was Edward Clywedog Hughes. Her mother was Elizabeth Roberts. Elisabeth had a cultured background: she had been presented at court to Queen Victoria and she had travelled extensively in Europe with her aunt.

Jonathan and Elisabeth arrived in Vancouver shortly after their marriage. They became involved in a series of cultural and social activities that lasted for almost all of their time in Vancouver.

By 1910 they were living in their new house at 2050 Nelson Street, which they called “Argoed” (a Welsh word that means “by a wood” or “by the wood”).

2050 Nelson Street - Argoed - about 1912 - Beautiful Homes pamphlet - City of Vancouver Archives - Und-831; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beautiful-homes-vancouver-b-c;rad.

2050 Nelson Street – Argoed – about 1912 – Beautiful Homes pamphlet – City of Vancouver Archives – Und-831; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beautiful-homes-vancouver-b-c;rad.

In 1911, Elisabeth went to England and returned to Vancouver with her sister, Annie, who later became a school teacher.

In 1912, Jonathan built the Rogers Building, which still stands at the northeast corner of Granville Street and Pender Street.

Rogers Building, 470 Granville Street, nearing completion, about 1911, Vancouver City Archives, M-11-82; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/rogers-building-470-granville-street.

Rogers Building, 470 Granville Street, nearing completion, about 1911, Vancouver City Archives, M-11-82; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/rogers-building-470-granville-street.

Jonathan became a Vancouver alderman in 1906 and 1911. From 1908 until the 1940s he was a park commissioner. Elisabeth raised funds for the Vancouver General Hospital, and she collected food and clothing to support the families of soldiers during the First World War. She organized local chapters of the Red Cross to support the Red Cross’s efforts in France, Italy, Belgium and Serbia.

During the 1920s, Jonathan and Elisabeth encouraged the building of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 1145 West Georgia Street; the gallery opened in 1931.

Vancouver Art Gallery [1145 West Georgia Street], “Vancouver Art Gallery’s quest for a new home: Big scheme, big controversy,” by John Mackie, October 1, 2013; [one of several images] http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/vancouver+gallery+quest+home+scheme+controversy/7809247/story.html

Vancouver Art Gallery [1145 West Georgia Street], “Vancouver Art Gallery’s quest for a new home: Big scheme, big controversy,” by John Mackie, October 1, 2013; [one of several images] http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/vancouver+gallery+quest+home+scheme+controversy/7809247/story.html

Elisabeth also presented many historical artifacts and art objects to the Vancouver Museum.

Jonathan and Elisabeth continued to live at 2050 Nelson Street through the 1930s and 1940s. Jonathan suffered a stroke in 1935, which limited his public appearances from then on.

On June 1, 1940, Elisabeth’s sister, Annie, died in Vancouver. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

On July 23, 1940, in Vancouver, Jonathan’s and Elisabeth’s daughter, Rosemary, married Robert Eldridge Malkin.

Jonathan died in Vancouver on December 8, 1945. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. He left large sums of money for many public causes, including funds for a park near the Vancouver City Hall. By 1958 the city had created Jonathan Rogers Park, which is in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver. It occupies the full block bounded by Seventh Avenue, Manitoba Street, Eighth Avenue and Columbia Street.

After Jonathan died, Elisabeth continued to live at 2050 Nelson Street. Elisabeth died in Vancouver on January 22, 1960. She donated money for the Salvation Army, Girl Guides, Y.W.C.A. and the Vancouver School of Art.

Jonathan and Elisabeth had a daughter.

 

Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers

Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers was born in London, England, on August 9, 1914.

She attended Crofton House School in Vancouver, and later studied in Roedean, near Brighton, England and in Paris, France. She also studied music at the Royal Academy in London, and she was a talented pianist. She acted in live theatre and in radio plays, and she also taught school for a time.

On July 23, 1940, in Vancouver, Rosemary married Robert Eldridge Malkin, who was a salesman for the W.H. Malkin Company Limited. He was born in Vancouver on May 27, 1913. His father was James Frederic Malkin (1963-1950). Robert’s mother was Julia May Eldridge (1876-1964).

After the wedding, Robert and Rosemary drove to California for their honeymoon. Afterwards, they returned to British Columbia to live at 1902 Dublin Street in New Westminster. They later lived in Vancouver. Robert worked for a time with Leon J. Koerner’s company, Alaska Pine Sales Limited.

Robert and Rosemary had a son, Robert Christopher (“Kit”) Malkin, who was born on April 29, 1941, probably in Vancouver. Kit went to the University of British Columbia, and graduated in June1963. He went to study at Stanford University in California. He was killed in a car crash on November 3, 1963, when a drunk driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

After Kit’s death, Robert Malkin began a successful crusade to improve drunk-driving laws in California and Canada.

Robert died in Vancouver on June 18, 1975.

Rosemary died in Vancouver on December 30, 2002.

 

Sources

 

Edward Rogers (father of Jonathan Rogers)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5PT-P59 : 24 July 2015), Edward Rogers in entry for Elizabeth Rogers, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXK-BXRP : 6 October 2015), Edward Rogers, Glyn-Traian (Denbigh), Merionethshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 1, Piece/Folio 5541/75, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,511.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4TG4-DMM : 15 October 2015), Edward Rogers, Glyn Traian, Merionethshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Merionethshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X919-BRZ : 29 August 2015), Edward Rogers, Glyn Traian (Denbigh), Merionethshire, Wales; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Llangollen subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NBF-BGB : 31 December 2014), Edward Rogers, 1907; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ann Davis (mother of Jonathan Rogers)

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5PT-P5S : 24 July 2015), Anne Rogers in entry for Elizabeth Rogers, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXK-BXR5 : 6 October 2015), Anne Rogers in household of Edward Rogers, Glyn-Traian (Denbigh), Merionethshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 1, Piece/Folio 5541/75, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,511.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4TG4-RPZ : 15 October 2015), Ann Rogers in household of Edward Rogers, Glyn Traian, Merionethshire, Wales; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Merionethshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X919-BR8 : 29 August 2015), Ann Rogers in household of Edward Rogers, Glyn Traian (Denbigh), Merionethshire, Wales; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Llangollen subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV4B-9F3V : 4 September 2014), Ann Rogers, 1928; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

 

Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers, Who’s Who in Western Canada, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 327; http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643323.

Jonathan Rogers, Who’s Who in British Columbia, 1947-1947, page 236.

Jonathan Rogers, memorial book, privately printed, about 1947.

Jonathan Rogers, Greater Vancouver Book, editor-in-chief Chuck Davis; Surrey, British Columbia, Linkman Press, 1997, page 835.

Jonathan Rogers, Vancouver the Way it Was, by Michael Kluckner, 1984, pages 72-73.

“Argoed,” the home of Jonathan and Elisabeth Rogers, Vanishing Vancouver, by Michael Kluckner, 1990, page 72.

Jonathan Rogers, Building Vancouver; https://buildingvancouver.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/jonanthan-rogers/. Includes a biography of Jonathan Rogers and photographs of several buildings that Jonathan and Elisabeth Rogers built in downtown Vancouver.

152 and 156 West Hastings, Changing Vancouver, https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/152-and-156-west-hastings/: describes buildings that Jonathan and Elisabeth Rogers built.

792 Granville Street, Changing Vancouver, https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/792-granville-street/: “It was built in 1904 by J Rogers – almost certainly Jonathan Rogers . . ..”

West Hastings Street west from Cambie, Changing Vancouver; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/west-hastings-west-from-cambie/: “Next door is the 1894 and 1898 Rogers Block, built by Jonathon Rogers in two phases with William Blackmore and then Parr and Fee as architects.”

Rogers Building, 470 Granville Street, Equitable Real Estate Investment Corp., http://equitablerealestate.ca/rogers-building/.

The Rogers Building, History of Metropolitan Vancouver, http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_rogers_bldg.htm.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5PT-P5Q : 24 July 2015), Jonathan Rogers in entry for Elizabeth Rogers, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXK-BXRY : 6 October 2015), Jonathan Rogers in household of Edward Rogers, Glyn-Traian (Denbigh), Merionethshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 1, Piece/Folio 5541/75, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,511.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ro to Rt, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votero.htm: “Rogers, Jonathan, 627 Richards St, Painter, Van.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2638-TBR : 13 December 2014), Jonathan Rogers, 1902; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1902, quarter 1, vol. 6A, p. 1127, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3S-F37 : 27 December 2014), Jonathan Rogers, May 1909; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-516, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGSH : 2 March 2015), Jonathan Rogers, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJLZ-YJX : 6 December 2014), Jonathan Rogers, 23 Jul 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Child is Suing; Miss Edith Ellen North Bringing Action Against Mr. and Mrs. Rogers,” Vancouver Province, April 11, 1912, page 3: “This morning the preliminaries were completed in the action which Edity Ellen North is brining against Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rogers for damages for injuries. The plaintiff is a child and is suing through here next friend. She was allegedly injured by the fall of the coping on the old Rogers building at Hastings and Pender streets last year, and is suing both Mr. and Mrs. Rogers as owner and lessee of the building. The action is set down for trial on May 31. Mr. Hamilton Read is appearing for the plaintiff.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLX-JFG : 27 December 2014), Jonathan Rogers, Jan 1914; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-4751, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Calls on J. Rogers to Hand in his Resignation; A.E. Tulk Thinks He Ought to Quit the Board of Trade or Prohibition; As member of Former Tulk Says Rogers Advocated More Hotels; Now that They Are Built He Would Take Away Licenses,” Vancouver Province, December 31, 1915, page 3.

“Mark your ballot first choice for Jonathan Rogers, candidate for Park Commissioner,” Vancouver sun, January 12, 1921, page 2 (includes photograph of Jonathan Rogers).

Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931-1983, by Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983, page 22: “In 1925, around the living-room fireplace at the home of Jonathan Rogers, 2050 Nelson Street, a few prominent citizens were discussing the cultural future of Vancouver. They drew a list of possible donors for a civic art gallery.”

“Jonathan Rogers 80 Today,” Vancouver Province, July 30, 1945, page 2 (includes photograph of Jonathan Rogers).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL7-7JZ : 30 September 2015), Jonathan Rogers, 1945.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-76YZ : 13 December 2015), Jonathan Rogers, 1945; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26322711, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26322711.

“City Finally Completes Park Purchase,” Vancouver Province, October 28, 1953, page 29: “City has completed land acquisition for the long-awaited Jonathan Rogers Park.”

 

Edward Clywedog Hughes (father of Elisabeth Hughes)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DP6-959 : 13 December 2014), Edward Hughes, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1876, quarter 4, vol. 6A, p. 1432, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DP2-PCT : 13 December 2014), Edward Hughes, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1876, quarter 1, vol. 6A, p. 1041, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Elizabeth Roberts (mother of Elisabeth Hughes)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPL-2G9 : 13 December 2014), Elizabeth Roberts, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1876, quarter 1, vol. 6A, p. 1041, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Elisabeth Hughes

Society, Vancouver Province, February 9, 1911, page 5: “Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, who spent the past week at the Empress Hotel is Victoria, has returned home.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGSC : 2 March 2015), Elizabeth Rogers in entry for Jonathan Rogers, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 21, 1911, page 5: “Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, who returned a few days ago from the old country where she spent the summer, is staying at Glencoe Lodge for a short time. She was accompanied from England by her sister, Miss Annie Hughes, who will spend some time here.”

“’Argoed’ Is Scene of A Charming Reception; Mrs. Jonathan Rogers Hostess Today at Delightful ‘At Home’ At Her Beautiful Residence Adjoining Stanley Park—Decorations Most Attractive,” Vancouver Province, September 7, 1921, page 8 (includes long list of invited guests).

“Mrs. Jonathan Rogers Entertains at Bridge-Tea,” Vancouver Province, May 26, 1927, page 8 (includes long list of guests).

“Retired lumberman gives huge sum to B.C. Education,” Vancouver Province, September 21, 1955, page 1 (includes photograph of Rogers Building). Describes gives of $1 million from Leon J. Koerner for educational, cultural and charitable purposes. The foundation bought the Rogers Building as an initial investment to maintain the gift in perpetuity. “Rogers Building was bought from Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, widow of the pioneer Vancouver construction man who built it.”

Elizabeth Rogers, Women in B.C. History, by Better Keller, BC Women Magazine, December 1996, page 35 (includes illustration of Elizabeth Hughes Rogers (1877-1960)).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRS-658 : 30 September 2015), Elisabeth Rogers, 1960.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVN-L3FM : 13 December 2015), Elisabeth Rogers, 1960; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 21436808, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21436808.

Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, Vancouver Sun, January 23, 1960, page 1 (final edition) (includes photograph of Mrs. Jonathan Rogers): “Philanthropist and civic worker, Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, of 2050 Nelson, died Friday aged 83.”

“Benefactor of Many Causes, Mrs. Jonathan Rogers Dies,” Vancouver Sun, January 23, 1960, page 3.

“Philanthropist, civic worker, Mrs. Jonathan Rogers dies,” Vancouver Province, January 23, 1960, page 20 (includes photograph of Mrs. Jonathan Rogers).

Elizabeth Rogers, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 23, 1960, page 29: “Rogers—Elizabeth died January 22, 1960 in Vancouver in her 84th year. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. R. Malkin of Vancouver, her sister Mrs. T.J. Parry and 2 nieces in England. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Wesley Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25, Rev. Robert Cunningham officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Nunn & Thomson funeral directors.”

“Final Rites Held for Mrs. Rogers,” Vancouver Sun, January 25, 1960, page 7.

 

Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers (daughter of Jonathan Rogers)

“Round of Parties for Miss Rogers,” Vancouver Sun, July 15, 1940, page 6; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2DRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1407%2C2000449

“Miss R. Rogers Feted Today at Three Parties; Miss Kathleen Taylor Hostess at Luncheon and Swimming,” Vancouver Province, July 15, 1940, page 8.

“Attendants for Malkin-Rogers Wedding,” Vancouver Province, July 16, 1940, page 6.

“All-White Motif Marks Malkin-Rogers Wedding; Marriage Tuesday Afternoon at St. Andrews Wesley Unites Two Vancouver Pioneer Families,” Vancouver Province, July 24, 1940, page 10 (includes photographs of Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers, Mrs. Jonathan Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Malkin).

“Prominent Pioneer Families Joined in Wedding Highlight of the Year; Rosemary Rogers Lovely Bride in Heirloom Lace” Vancouver Sun, July 24, 1940, page 8 (includes photographs of Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, Mrs. Robert Eldridge Malkin); https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4DRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2866%2C3219940.

Robert Eldridge Malkin and Rosemary Elizabeth Rogers, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, July 24, 1946, page 17; Vancouver Sun, July 24, 1940, page 17; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4DRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TIkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5871%2C3279533: “Malkin-Rogers—On Tuesday, July 23, 1940, in St. Andrew’s Westley Church, by Rev. F.W. Norwood and Rev. Dr. Willard Brewing, Robert Eldridge Malkin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Frederic Malkin, Marine Drive, to Rosemary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, 2050 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C.”

Rosemary Malkin, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 5, 2003, page E-3; Vancouver Sun, January 4, 2003, page C-6; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=rosemary-malkin&pid=157286403: “Malkin—Rosemary died peacefully December 30, 2002 at the University Hospital after a long stay at Crofton Manor. Predeceased by husband Robert and son Christopher, survived by many loving relatives and friends. At one time she participated in local theatre and radio productions and was a well-known antiques expert. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. No service by request.”

 

James Frederic Malkin (father of Robert Eldridge Malkin)

The Malkin family resided in England during the last half of the nineteenth century. James Malkin (1828-1894) was in the pottery business. In 1884, two of his younger sons, James Frederic (1864-1950) and William Harold (1868-1959) emigrated to Canada and came to Vancouver in 1894 and 1895 respectively. They were joined by their mother, Ann Elizabeth Malkin (1832-1919) and brother, John Philip Davey (1878-1952) in 1881. The brothers became involved in the wholesale merchandise business, and in 1897 W. H. Malkin purchased Osmund Akrine and Company, a general merchandise business. He and his brothers operated the company, W. H. Malkin & Company, until 1938, when it was sold to Western Grocers Limited. The family was also active in community affairs. W. H. Malkin served as the Mayor of Vancouver from 1928 to 1930. J. P. D. Malkin acted as the Director of the War Assets Corporation during World War II.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2611-8TD : 1 October 2014), James Frederick Malkin, 1863; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-YRS : 21 January 2016), James Frederic Malkin and Julia May Eldridge, 05 Aug 1899; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KZQ : 13 November 2014), James F Malkin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M1G3 : 2 March 2015), James F Malkin, 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=63850&highlight=37&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+F.+Malkin: “James Frederic Malkin married Julia May Eldridge 5 Aug 1899 in Vancouver, BC; he died 18 Apr 1950 in Vancouver, BC at age 86”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR4-8H7 : 30 September 2015), James Frederic Malkin, 1950.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKC-JP6N : 13 December 2015), James Frederic Malkin, 1950; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 40023992, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40023992.

 

Julia May Eldridge (mother of Robert Eldridge Malkin)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-KZ7 : 13 November 2014), Julia M Malkin in household of James F Malkin, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M1GQ : 2 March 2015), Julia M Malkin in entry for James F Malkin, 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=63850&highlight=38&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Julia+M.+Malkin

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-Z5D : 30 September 2015), Julia May Malkin, 1964.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKC-JP6F : 13 December 2015), Julia May Malkin, 1964; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 40024065, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40024065.

 

Robert Eldridge Malkin (husband of Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers)

Robert Eldridge Malkin diary – Volume one, Vancouver City Archives, 1937, 2012-099.1: “This item is the first volume of Robert Eldridge Malkin’s diary of his trip through Great Britain and several European countries in 1937. . . . While in England, and particularly London, Malkin met with many former Vancouverites, among them members of the Bell-Irving, Spencer, Hamber, Taylor, Bloedel, Reifle, Farris, and Rogers families (including Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers, Malkin’s future wife), as well as other friends, former schoolmates, relatives, and family acquaintances.”

Robert Eldridge Malkin, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/malkin-robert-eldridge: “Robert Eldridge Malkin was the son of James Frederic Malkin and Julia May Malkin (nee Eldridge). He was born in Vancouver, B.C., on May 27, 1913, and died in Vancouver on June 18, 1975. He was married to Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers. In 1932, he matriculated as a first-year student in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, but he does not appear to have returned to UBC for a second year of studies. By 1934 he was working as a clerk for Home Oil. In 1937, he travelled for eight months in Europe. After his return to Vancouver in late 1937, he worked as a salesman for his family’s wholesale grocery business, W.H. Malkin Co., Ltd., and later for Alaska Pine. By 1951 he had established and become president of the R.E. Malkin Lumber Company.”

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242M-6TW : 2 October 2015), Robert E Malkin, 1937; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Curb the Drunken Driver,” The Rotarian, October 1966, pages 24-25; https://books.google.ca/books?id=pTMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=%22robert+e+malkin%22+curb+the+drunken+driver&source=bl&ots=H-Awj6zdzX&sig=iDI3GcxVDahyVPbKitPeveRdL2A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX8cO8iOrNAhUT4GMKHVNBCwsQ6AEIHTAB#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20e%20malkin%22%20curb%20the%20drunken%20driver&f=false.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBP-J3Y : 30 September 2015), Robert Eldridge Malkin, 1975.

“Road safety campaigner R.E. Malkin dies at 62,” Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1975, page 2 (includes photograph of R.E. Malkin).

“Safe-driving crusader Malkin dies,” Vancouver Province, June 21, 1975, page 25 (includes photograph of Robert Malkin).

Robert Eldridge Malkin, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 20, 1975, page 24; Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1975, page 36: “Malkin—Robert Eldridge, June 18, 2975, aged 62 years. Son of the late Fred and Julia Malkin. Beloved husband of Rosemary Elisabeth. Survived by a sister Mrs. Lucile Parsons; a brother Joseph; nephews, Rikki and Toby and great-nephews and nieces, Roderick, Gregory, Sarah and Julia. An only son Kit was killed in 1963 in Stanford, California. Since body donated for scientific purposes there will be no memorial service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society.”

 

Robert Christopher (“Kit”) Malkin (son of Rosemary Elisabeth Rogers)

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPC8-W5B : 26 November 2014), Robert C Malkin, 03 Nov 1963; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

The Stanford Daily, Volume 144, Issue 31, 4 November 1963, page 1; http://stanforddailyarchive.com/cgi-bin/stanford?a=d&d=stanford19631104-01.2.4&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN——-#:

“Two Stanford Grad Students Killed Sunday

Two Stanford students were killed early Sunday morning when the car in which they were riding was rammed broadside by another vehicle.

The victims were Robert C. Malkin, 22, of Menlo Park, and John R. Barth, 25, Palo Alto. Both were graduate students at Stanford University. They were dead on arrival at Palo Alto-Stanford Medical Center.

The driver of the other vehicle, Ronald G. Davies, 21, of Burlingame, was booked in city jail on a charge of felony drunk driving.

According to police, Davis’s auto ran a stop sign at the corner of Middlefield Road and University Avenue, and crashed broadside into the car. Davis left his car and was apprehended near the scene of the accident.

The students apparently had just returned from a biological field trip to Dillion Beach in Sonoma County. Malkin and Barth left the group to return a university automobile which they had taken on the trip to the museum. There they picked up their own car, a Hillman soft-top, and were returning to the Biology building when the fatal accident occurred.

John Raymond Barth, of Hillsborough, Calif., graduated from Stanford University in April of 1960 in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi. and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He had been living in Stern this year. He was working for his doctorate in Biological Science.

Robert Christopher “Kit” Malkin was in his first quarter at Stanford University as a graduate student. He came from Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in June, 1963, with a first class rating and honors in four subjects, and did summer work at Duke University prior to coming to Stanford.

Barth’s parents have already arrived on campus, his mother coming from Hillsborough, and his father flying in from Chicago, but authorities have been unable to contact Malkin’s parents so far. They are apparently in Australia now. An uncle has been located, however, and efforts to reach them are continuing.

At this time, no funeral services have been set.”

 

Annie Hughes (sister of Elisabeth Hughes)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKG-298 : 30 September 2015), Annie Hughes, 1940.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3VPY : 13 December 2015), Annie Hughes, 1940; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26322709, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26322709.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23J-4583 : 6 June 2016), Annie Hughes, died 1940; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver  , Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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