Charles Elwood Watkins

M, #2699, b. 3 October 1875, d. 14 August 1942
Father*Charles Richard Watkins b. c 1842, d. 1 Nov 1884
Mother*Mary Hannah McMillan b. 17 Apr 1853, d. 10 Jun 1935
     Charles Elwood Watkins was born on Sunday, 3 October 1875 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He was baptized on 29 October 1875 at the Metropolitan Church, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He appeared on the census of Monday, 18 May 1891 in the household of James Eliphalet McMillan at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is listed as: Watkins Elwood, male, 15, single, grandson, born BC, father born Wales, mother born Ontario, Methodist, architect, wage earner, able to read and write. Charles Elwood Watkins and Miss. M. Stewart witnessed the marriage of Estella Wilson and Richard Henry McMillan, Friday, 21 May 1897 the Methodist Parsonage, Pandora Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He appeared on the census of April 1901 in the household of James Eliphalet McMillan at 138 Cormorant Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He was listed as: Watkins, Chas E, male, white, gdson, single, born Oct. 3 1875 in BC, age 25, of Welch origin, Canadian, Methodist, draughtsman, employee, worked for 12 months, earned $900, able to read, write and speak English. He received his early education in Victoria and Ontario and in 1890 he worked as an apprentice and later an assistant with Thomas Hooper. They began a formal partnership in 1902 which lasted for 7 years. In 1909 Charles opened his own office. He was awarded the appointment of School Architect for Victoria Board of Education. A few buildings of note are: The Victoria Public Library; The Victoria Golf Club Clubhouse; The James Bay Inn; St. Joseph's Hospital; The International Order of Odd Fellows Hall - Vancouver. He and Lillian Matilda Nesbitt, daughter of Philip Ross Nesbitt and Catharine G. (?) Nesbitt, were married by Reverend G. Adams and Reverend Solomon Cleaver on Wednesday, 19 April 1905 at 148 Cormorant Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Eleanor Nesbitt, Elizabeth Mildred Watkins, William Watkins and S. M. Ellis witnessed the marriage. They were married at the home of James E. McMillan. For a full list of every gift they received, please click on the camera icon.
     Charles died on Friday, 14 August 1942 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at age 66 years, 10 months and 11 days.

Family

Lillian Matilda Nesbitt b. 1878