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ATKINS, Alexander
(1858-)
KENNEDY, Mary
(1860-1936)
ATKINS, James Alexander
(1891-1945)

 

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SIMPSON, Helen Jessie

ATKINS, James Alexander 1 2 3

  • Born: 25 Jul 1891, Portsmouth (now Kingston), Frontenac, Ontario, Canada 1 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage: SIMPSON, Helen Jessie on 14 Feb 1918 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada 1
  • Died: 4 Nov 1945, North Vancouver, New Westminster Land District, British Columbia, Canada aged 54 6 7
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bullet  Facts and details for James Alexander Atkins:

• He lived in Portsmouth (now Kingston), Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1901. 5

• He worked as a salesman in 1911 in Portsmouth (now Kingston), Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. 8

• He lived at 8 Centre Street in Portsmouth (now Kingston), Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1911. 8

• He served in the military in WWI in 1914-1917. 7 He went to England on 16 October 1914 and transported to France on 9 February 1915. He was shot in his right back shoulder on 3 March 1915 at Bois Grenier. He returned to duty after 6 weeks. He was slightly injured 3 June 1915 at Givenchy. He was transferred to No 1 Field Ambulance and then sent on leave to England. While on leave in July he went to the hospital with breathing issues and laryngitis. He spent 6 months in hospital and was diagnosed with tuberculosis in December 1916 and was medically discharged on 31 August 1917.

• He lived in Portsmouth (now Kingston), Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1914. 4

• He registered for military service in WWI on 22 Sep 1914 in Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Québec, Canada. 4 According to the 1914 enlistment record, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall with a dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair and a 33-inch chest. For the 1918 enlistment record, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall with a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair.

• He served in the military in WWI in 1918-1919. 7 After re-enlisting, he spent the rest of WWI assigned to various Headquarter units in Canada. During his military service he was promoted several times and was a Lieutenant when he was discharged on 1 October 1919.

• He lived at 313 University Ave. In Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1918. 2

• He registered for military service in WWI on 14 Jun 1918 in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. 2

• He worked as a fruit grower in 1921 in Summerland, Yale Land District, British Columbia, Canada. 9

• He lived in Summerland, Yale Land District, British Columbia, Canada in 1921. 9

• He worked as a manufacturer's agent in 1945 in North Vancouver, New Westminster Land District, British Columbia, Canada. 10

• He lived at 125 Carisbrooke Crescent in North Vancouver, New Westminster Land District, British Columbia, Canada in 1945. 10


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James married Helen Jessie SIMPSON, daughter of Rev. James SIMPSON and Mary HUNTINGTON, on 14 Feb 1918 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.1 (Helen Jessie SIMPSON was born on 12 Jun 1896 in Ashton, Lanark, Ontario, Canada 1 11 and died in 1963 in Vancouver, New Westminster Land District, British Columbia, Canada 12.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

They were married by Rev. G. R. Turk. The witnesses were Samuel O. Galloway and Irene Atkins, both of Toronto. 1

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Sources


1 "Ontario Marriage Records 1801-1928, 1933-1934," database, Helen Jessie Simpson and James Atkins.

2 Canada James Alexander Atkins; digital images, Canada, CEF Declaration Papers, 1914-1918 (accessed 10 Mar 2012).

3 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database(accessed 3 Apr 2012), James Alexander Atkins; Frontenac 1891.

4 Canada, "William John Passmore," James Alexander Atkins; digital images, Ancestry, Canada, CEF Burial Registers, First World War, 1914-1919 (accessed 22 Sep 2012).

5 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 61, sub-district E, Portsmouth, p. 8, dwelling 87, family 89; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario .

6 BC Archives, "British Columbia Death Index: 1872 to 1993," database(http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/BasicSearch : accessed 23 Sep 2012), James Alexander Atkins; Registration Number: 1945-09-670757.

7 Canada James Alexander Atkins.

8 1911 census of Canada, Ontario, district 86, Portsmouth, p. 7, dwelling 75, family 75; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1911 - Ontario .

9 1921 census of Canada, British Columbia, district 25, sub-district 36, Summerland, p. 9; RG 31; digital images, Census - Canada - 1921 - British Columbia .

10 Canada, James, Mrs. James and Donald A. Atkins; digital images, "Vancouver North 1945," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980 (accessed 29 Oct 2013).

11 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 83 - Leeds South, sub-district F-6, Lansdowne and Leeds (Front), p. 6, dwelling 68, family 69; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario .

12 Family Tree, http://person.ancestry.ca/tree/29250881/person/26654386883/facts.