James Harvey Inkster1,2

#18925, (1917 - 2005)
FatherWilliam Cullen Inkster1 (1882 - 1955)
MotherBessie Lydia Archer3 (1882 - 1962)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of William Inkster
ChartsDescendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion
James Albert Inkster & Margaret, then Mary, Cullen descendants

Children of James Harvey Inkster and Maude Edna Parks

  • Brian Edwin James Inkster1
  • Jane Beverly Ruth Inkster1 (1948 - 2005)

Life Events

BirthJames Harvey Inkster was born on 4 Mar 1917 in Marmora, Ontario.1
(with Parents) 1921 CensusJames appeared on the 1921 Census of Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario with his parents. He was 4 years old.4 
(Heir) WillHe was named an heir in the will of Isabella Fidlar dated 22 Jan 1925. The will included the phrase, "unto my great nephew, James Harvey Inkster of Trent River, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and direct that this money be used for his education."5 
MarriageJames Harvey Inkster married Maude Edna Parks on 4 Oct 1942 in Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario.1
MarriageJames Harvey Inkster married Lillian May Holland on 2 Jun 1979.1
Note.Jim, or Jimmy to his mother, did not finish high school but was trained at Kingston Business College to be an office worker. Before WW2, he went to work in the office at his brother-in-law's cheese factory at Oxford Station. He joined the military with the onset of WW2 and returned to the cheese factory at Oxford Station after the war. An uncle who worked for Ontario Hydro got Jim a job and he served in Norwood, Tweed, & Kingston as the Chief Clerk in the Hydro office. He became disabled in the late 60s and sold real estate in the Kingston area until he was 65 and his disability pension ceased. After that, he worked for 5 years as a Commissionaire at the Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Corrections Canada staff college in Kingston. Then, at 70, he truly retired and split the year between Florida and Kingston and at Crotch Lake. He spent his last 8 years in Kingston.1 
DeathJames died on 28 Sep 2005 in Kingston, Ontario.2
ObituaryHis obituary was published on 29 Sep 2005 in the Kingston Whig Standard.

INKSTER, James Harvey (Jim) Proudly served with the Midland Regiment, WW II Member of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge No. 28, Kemptville Peacefully, at the Kingston General Hospital, with family at his side, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Lillian (Holland) of Kingston, for 27 years, and by a previous marriage to the late Maude (Parks). Dear father of Brian (wife Dianna) of Kingston and the late Jane Graham (her husband Terry) of Guelph, and step-father of Susan Bed ell of Kingston, Cindy Esford (Randy) of Guelph, David Sloan of Kingston, Barbara Botting (Gordon) of Kingston and Cathy Porco (late husband David) of Howe Island. Lovingly remembered by his 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and his sister Bessie Pordham of Belleville. Jim will also be missed by his loyal companion, his dog Maggie. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard at Highway 2). Friends will be received on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funera l service in the chapel on Saturday, October 1 at 1:30 p.m., with Reverend Peter Rigby officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kingston Humane Society in Mr. Inkster's memory. James Reid Cataraqui Chapel 151 Years of Family Tradition www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com.2
Last Edited12 Mar 2015


  1. E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer.
  2. Obituary of James Harvey Inkster in Kingston Whig Standard, 29 Sept 2005.
  3. E-mails from Dianna Inkster to Jennifer Kolthammer, 20 April 2005 [info supplied by Fleda Thompson Inkster from a Bible with family tree compiled by Ruby Marion Greenley Inkster].
  4. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Ontario, Hastings West, SD 46, Page 13.
  5. Last Will and Testament of Isabella Fidlar of Toronto, Ontario, 22 January 1925. Typescript copy in the possession of Sharon Hoskyn.