Wilson Harkness
(Abt 1853-)
Maria Young
(Abt 1848-)
James Crawford
(Abt 1854-After 1911)
Grace
(Abt 1853-Between 1901/1911)
Hugh Harkness
(1879-1967)
Margaret Crawford
(Abt 1883-1917)
Alexander Crawford Harkness
(1916-1991)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mary Gertrude Kula

Alexander Crawford Harkness 2 3 4

  • Born: 14 Jan 1916, Larne, County Antrim, Ireland 2 5 6
  • Marriage: Mary Gertrude Kula on 23 Dec 1953 in Vancouver, B.C. 1
  • Died: 16 Oct 1991, Vancouver, B.C. at age 75 2 6
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bullet  General Notes:

HARKNESS- Alexander, Crawford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 16, 1991, at age 75. He is survived by his loving wife, Gertrude; 2 sons, Bob (Cathie) and David (Barb); 4 grandchildren. Alex was an avid golfer and a charter member of the Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club.
Following cremation, a Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at the First Memorial Services Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. Donations to M.S. Society of B.C. gratefully appreciated.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Immigration: to Canada, Abt 1918, from Ireland. 2 from Ireland.

Residence, 1967, Garibaldi Highlands. 7

Residence, 1991, Vancouver, B.C. 6


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Alexander married Mary Gertrude Kula, daughter of Valrara (Laurence) Kula and Catherine (Kate) Malko, on 23 Dec 1953 in Vancouver, B.C..2 (Mary Gertrude Kula was born on 20 Jan 1916 in Municipality of St. Clements, Manitoba 2 8 and died on 4 Aug 2014 in Delta, BC.)


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Sources


1 Robert A. Harkness, supplied family group sheets of his close family. March 20, 2002,. received initial package of data on March 19, 2002
received further data from personal knowledge of the family on April 8, 2002
Source of his information was three of the Kula sisters including the mother of Robert Harkness:
Mrs. Jean Wilkie, Pauline Kula and Mrs. Gertrude Harkness

2 Robert A. Harkness, supplied family group sheets of his close family. March 20, 2002,.

3 Public Records Office, Northern Ireland, registration 276, registered 22 February, 1916. :
Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth
No. 276
Date and Place of birth: 1916, Fourteenth January, Carson Street, Larne
Name: Alexander Crawford, Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: Hugh Harkness,
Dwelling Place of Father: Carson Street
Name and Surname of Mother: Maggie Harkness, formerly Crawford
Rank or profession of father: Blacksmith
informant: Maggie Harkness, Mother,
Residence of Informant: Carson Street
When registered: Twenty second February, 1916
J. M. Killen, Registrar

copy issued by the office of the Rural Council Offices, Larne
Date: 19 November, 1956 by Edith White Deputy Supt.

4 Vancouver Sun. :
HARKNESS- Alexander, Crawford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 16, 1991, at age 75. He is survived by his loving wife, Gertrude; 2 sons, Bob (Cathie) and David (Barb); 4 grandchildren. Alex was an avid golfer and a charter member of the Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club.
Following cremation, a Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at the First Memorial Services Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. Donations to M.S. Society of B.C. gratefully appreciated.

5 Public Records Office, Northern Ireland, registration 276, registered 22 February, 1916.

6 Vancouver Sun.

7 Saskatoon Star-Phoenix newspaper, Saskatoon, Sask, dated Mar 17, 1967, page 42. :
HARKNESS - THE DEATH OF MR. Hugh Harkness, age 87 years of 311 20th Street, East, Saskatoon and longtime resident of Maymont occurred in a local hospital on May 16, 1967. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m., from the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home conducted by Capt. L.E. Armistead. Surviving are: three sons, John of New Westminster, Crawford of Garibaldi Highlands and Hugh of North Vancouver; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Reid (Maria) of Maymont and Mrs. Norman Melrose (Grace) of Maymont; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Harkness was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 1917 and by a son, Jim, in 1923. Born in Ireland, Mr. Harkness came to Canada in 1910. In 1912 he settled in Maymont where he owned and operated a blacksmith shop for 50 years. For the past 5 years he had resided in Saskatoon. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

8 Dept of Health and Welfare, Province of Manitoba, Certificate of birth: No. 62118. :
Certificate of Birth
This is to certify that the following details of birth are on record in the office of the Recorder of Vital Statistics.

Name: -MARY KULA- , Sex: Female
Date of Birth: January 20, 1916
PLace of Birth: Municipality of St. Clements, Man.
Name of Father: Lawrence Kula
Birthplace: Austria
Residence: Lyall, Manitoba, Occupation: Farmer
Maiden Name of Mother: Kate Imalko,
Birth Place: Austria
Registration No. 13, Year: 1916, Registration district: St. Clements

Given under my Hand and Seal of the Department of Health and Public Welfare, this 5th day of September, 1944
signed L. E. Stewart, Acting Recorder, Province of Manitoba

(note:in the year 2002, the family of Mary Kula, believes that the maiden name of the mother reported here should have been reported as Kate MALKO, note by jc anderson, April 8, 2002)


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