Alice (Parkin) Massey

Alice Stuart (Parkin) Massey (1879 - 1950)

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Alice Stuart Massey formerly Parkin
Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadamap
Died in Port Hope, Ontario, Canadamap
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Alice Parkin Massey, born in 1880 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, was the daughter of Sir George Parkin, an influential Canadian educator and author, [1] and Annie Fisher.[2] In 1915 she married Vincent Massey.[3] Their son, Lionel, was born in 1916, followed by a second son, Hart, in 1918.[4]

During Vincent Massey's term as High Commissioner to Great Britain, Alice became known for her work with Canadian servicemen during World War II in England. She worked in her "office at Canadian military headquarters coping with correspondence, in hospitals visiting the sick and wounded, or at the Canadian Officers' Club, founded by her husband and herself, serving Canadian-style meals to men on leave." Alice died in 1950 before her husband's appointment as Canada's first Canadian-born governor general.[5]

Alice Stuart Parkin. Given Name: Alice Stuart. Surname: Parkin. A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.

Born 1 JUL 1879. [6][7][8]

Died 29 JUL 1950. [9][10][11]


AMTID 200104881609:1030:113089246.

Event: AltBirth 1880 Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada. [12][13][14]

Marriage 5 JUN 1915. Kingston, , Ontario, Canada. [15][16][17][18][19][20][21]


  1. Terry Cook, “PARKIN, Sir GEORGE ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 15, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed August 17, 2015, [1]
  2. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 August 2015), Alice Parkin in household of Geo. R. Parkin, Fredericton - Kings Ward, York, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 39; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13181, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,817.
  3. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 August 2015), Charles Vincent Massey and Alice Stuart Parkin, 31 May 1915; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .
  4. University of Toronto, Massey Family Fonds [2](accessed August 16, 2015)
  5. The Globe and Mail (1936-Current) [Toronto, Ont] 01 Aug 1950: 6.
  6. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 Chart of descendants of Michael and Maria Fisher
  7. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 - sheet with Annie Fisher and family information
  8. Source: #S183 v.76 p.25230-32
  9. Source: #S143 Certainty: 3
  10. Source: #S184 Certainty: 2 Vol. 47 - Memorial Service for Alice Vincent Massey
  11. Source: #S232
  12. Source: #S194
  13. Source: #S232
  14. Source: #S710 p.81
  15. Source: #S143 Certainty: 3
  16. Source: #S183 Vol. 76 - sheet with Annie Fisher and family information
  17. Source: #S183 v.76 p.25230-32
  18. Source: #S184 Vol. 47 - List of Family Birthdays
  19. Source: #S194 Vol.35, marriage certificate Certainty: 3
  20. Source: #S232
  21. Source: #S564 Governor General website <>, accessed 20 Dec 2008

See also:

  • Wikipedia contributors, "Alice Massey," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed March 8, 2016).
  • Source: S143
  • Source: S183 MG 30 D 44 George R Parkins Papers (National Archives of Canada; Ottawa, ON) Vol. 76 Chart of descendants of Michael and Maria Fisher
  • Source: S184 MG 30 D 59 Mrs W L Grant (Marjorie Parkin) papers
  • Source: S194 Paper belonging to the Massey family in the National Archives (MG 32 A1)
  • Source: S232 Fisher Family Tree, being descendants of Michael and Maria Fisher primarily through grandson Peter Fisher Note: created by Fisher family of Sackville, NB
  • Source: S710 Leon Parkin Steeves, The Parkins of New Brunswick Maritime Press Ltd (Moncton, NB:1971) Note: copies made Jan 1999 Repository: #R143
  • Repository: R143 Saint John Library

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Images: 2
Alice Massey in front of the Massey home
Alice Massey in front of the Massey home

Alice and her father, Sir George Parkin
Alice and her father, Sir George Parkin


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