John Watkins

John Watkins (1897 - 1944)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
John Watkins
Born in Golden, Columbia Valley, British Columbia, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Aug 1924 in Hatzig, Mission, British Columbia, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died in Tranquille, British Columbia, Canadamap
Profile last modified 14 Aug 2019 | Created 4 Nov 2018
This page has been accessed 123 times.

Contents

Biography

John was born in 1897, the son of Ed Watkins and Lavinia Walker.[1][2] His family lived on the family homestead in the Columbia Valley, BC. [3][4] He served in the military in the First World War.[5] John married Ivy Henry in 1924.[6] He was a farmer and cattle rancher in the Columbia Valley.[7][8] He passed away in 1944.[9]

Birth

  • Birth of John

Vital Event Birth Registration
Name: John Watkins
Event Date: 1897 1 19 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Gender: male
Event Place: Columbia Valley
Reg. Number: 1897-09-294128
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13812
GSU Microfilm Number: 2134882
Image available online here:
http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fdf142c9-e4cc-4365-bb57-2b316e95bfc6
Source: "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. Reg. Number: 1897-09-294128. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.

Event Type:Baptism
BC Archives Mfilm Number:B16217 - not available at BC Archives
Event Date (YYYY-MM-DD):1900-01-16
Event Place:GOLDEN
Person:JOHN WATKINS
Person's Father:EDWARD UNKNOWN
Person's Mother:LAVINA UNKNOWN
Denomination:CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Church Name:ST PAULS
Other Location:GOLDEN
Birth Date (YYYY-MM-DD):1897-01-19
No image available online.
Source: "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. BC Archives Mfilm Number:B16217. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.

Census, Canada

  • 1901 census

Image available online here:
http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000013420.pdf
Province: British Columbia
District Name: Yale and Cariboo
Sub-District Name: Kootenay East - North Riding
Household: Name/Relationship/Age
Edward Watkins: Head, 38
Lavina W Watkins: Wife, 33
John Watkins: Son, 4
Charles Watkins: Son, 1
Source: Archives Canada. Library and Archives Canada. March 15, 2016. Accessed September 04, 2018.

  • 1911 Census

Event Place: Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Edward Watkins Head Male 49 England
Levinia Watkins Wife Female 44 Ireland
John Watkins Son Male 14 British Columbia
Charles Watkins Son Male 12 British Columbia
Ann Watkins Daughter Female 9 British Columbia
Joseph Watkins Son Male 8 British Columbia
Source: "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-RCSR : 16 March 2018), Edward Watkins, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.

Military Service

  • Served in the military in the First World War

Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918
Name: WATKINS, JOHN
Regimental Number: 931499
Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10125 - 18
Item Number: 301389
Record Group Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
Digitized service file - PDF format:
http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B10125-S018
RESIDENCE: Brisco, British Columbia
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1897
Birth Location: Brisco, British Columbia
Relative: Edward Watkins
Relationship: Father
Info from Service record: Active service:
25-1-17: Embarked Canada
6-2-17: Arrived England via SS Grampian
7-2-17: Joined Unit 16th Can. Res. Bn. Seaford
15-4-17 to 4-5-17: Admitted to Hospital for Mumps
17-5-17: Transferred for overseas with 54th Bn. Seaford
18-11-17 to 6-2-18: Hospitalized for Trench Foot
22-4-18 to 5-16-18: Hospitalized for Measles
14-5-19: Returned to Canada
31-5-19: Date of Discharge
Place of Discharge Toronto
Reason for Discharge: Demobilization
Source: Archives Canada. "Item: WATKINS, JOHN (931499)." Library and Archives Canada. October 24, 2016. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=301389.

Marriage

  • Marriage of John and Ivy Henry

Vital Event Marriage Registration
Groom Name: John Watkins
Bride Name: Ivy Eveleen Henry
Event Date: 1924 8 14 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Event Place: Hatzic
Reg. Number: 1924-09-275787
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13747
GSU Microfilm Number: 2074317
Image available online here:
http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a496711b-70b3-44e9-be3a-a1713a9bedf5
Source: "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. Reg. Number: 1924-09-275787. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogyy

City directory info

  • Farming in the Columbia Valley (city directory info)

Town: Brisco
Directory: Wrigley's BC Directory
Years: 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932
Listing: Watkins, John Farming

Directory: Sun British Columbia Directory
Years: 1934, 1935, 1936
Listing: Watkins, John Ranching

Directory: Sun British Columbia Directory
Years: 1937, 1938
Listing: Watkins, John Farming

Source: British Columbia city directories: 1860 to 1955. Accessed November 21, 2018. https://bccd.vpl.ca/.

Death

  • Death of John

Tranquille, British Columbia, Canada
Vital Event Death Registration
Name: John Watkins
Event Date: 1944 4 11 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Age: 47
Gender: male
Event Place: Tranquille
Reg. Number: 1944-09-641953
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13182
GSU Microfilm Number: 1983205
No image available online.
Source: "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. Reg. Number: 1944-09-641953 . Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.

  • Burial of John

John Watkins
BIRTH 19 Jan 1897
Golden, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
DEATH 11 Apr 1944 (aged 47)
Essondale, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
BURIAL Mount Ida Cemetery
Salmon Arm, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
MEMORIAL ID 135261737
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135261737/john-watkins

Sources

  1. "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. Reg. Number: 1897-09-294128. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.
  2. "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. BC Archives Mfilm Number:B16217. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.
  3. Archives Canada. "1901 Census. Item: John Watkins." Library and Archives Canada. March 15, 2016. Accessed September 04, 2018. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=157893.
  4. "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-RCSR : 16 March 2018), Edward Watkins, 1911; citing Census, Kootenay Sub-Districts 1-61, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,659.
  5. Archives Canada. "Item: WATKINS, JOHN (931499)." Library and Archives Canada. October 24, 2016. Accessed November 04, 2018. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=301389.
  6. "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. Reg. Number: 1924-09-275787. Marriage certificate Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.
  7. British Columbia city directories: 1860 to 1955: Wrigley's BC Directory, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932. Accessed November 21, 2018. https://bccd.vpl.ca/.
  8. British Columbia city directories: 1860 to 1955: Sun BC and Yukon Directory, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938. Accessed November 21, 2018. https://bccd.vpl.ca/.
  9. "BC Archives." Search Our Collection - Royal BC Museum. Reg. Number: 1944-09-641953 . Accessed November 04, 2018. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy.

See also:



More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is John your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of John's ancestors' DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

John is 26 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 24 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.