Hodkins of Quebec
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Query: My name is Alan Hodkin and I am from Montreal, Quebec. I have just sent a message to Brian Hodkin but his email address is no longer active. I have found out about this relative of mine through genforum.genealogy.com and you have been answering to him about his researches in 2008. Have you kept in touch with him. I’m living in Montreal and I’m also French speaking. Could you help me.
The picture that you see is the house on the 125 Argyle street in Verdun. From right to left, you will find William Herbert Hodkin, Jennie, Fred, Florence (or Floraise) and my grand-father, Georges.
Reply: I don’t have any way of contacting Brian Hodkin however I am reposting the original correspondence in the hopes that Brian will come across it.
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I am a great grandson of William Hodkin who was born in England and resided in Quebec in the early 1900’s.
The latest info I have is the following.
He was a 41 year employee of Birk’s and Sons. I have a photo of him at his work bench. Unfortunately it was a shot from behind and to one side.
I am looking for more information as I have very little about him. His son ( my grandfather was Herbert Hodkin ) he lived in BC till his death in the 1970’s. His son( my father) was named same as his grandfather. My father is still alive and recently celebrated his 75th birthday.
Thanks for all possible answers to my inquires. Brian Hodkin
I believe this is your family in the 1911 census:
Hodkin Wm., Floraise, Grace, Herbert, Jennie.
Canada Census 1911
Home page: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/
Hodkin family record:
If you follow this link to the exact page:
you will see the words ‘split view’ at the top.
When the page opens, magnify it to 100% (tab at top middle of page).
Scroll down to line 26 for Wm Hodkin, and then scroll over to the right.
After the column for the birthday, there is a column for country of birth, then a date. That is the date of immigration to Canada.
The headings at the top of the page are hard to read – I find I have to magnify 125% (but that’s 50 yrs.+ eyes for you!).
Evelyn in Montreal
my 45 plus year eyes thank you.
now on to figuring out his death. Brian Hodkin
Deaths are a little harder to find – especially when they are recent and especially when they’re not Catholic.
What I would do now if I were you would be to post at a regional Rootsweb board with the hard information you have about his addresses, and the marriage information and religion. Put ‘Anglican death-burial’ information sought in the subject line.
If you post at the Montreal board there’s a good chance someone will eventually see your posting.
Link to Rootsweb Boards:
Link to Rootsweb Montreal Board:
Evelyn in Montreal
I got more info .
He is buried at Mount-Royal Cemetery (could be Hawthorn-Dale Cemetery in east end of Montreal, part of the Mt. Royal Comm. Services, see their site)
FLORENCE HODKIN (12/07/1960)
WILLIAM HERBERT HODKIN (01/03/1954)
thanks for all your assistance
I discovered the time of my great grandfather death. The lovell directory shows him in 1956 but in 1957 it lists his wife as the wid wm which we are guessing is widow of william. .
We also appear to see two families during the time he lived in Montreal.