Robert James Harold Inkster1

#573, (1902 - 1958)
FatherJames Harvey Inkster1,2 (1873 - 1954)
MotherIsabella McLean1 (1879 - c 1920)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of William Inkster
ChartsDescendants of John Inkster & Abigail Marion
Descendants of Magnus Fidlar & Janet Irvine
William Inkster & Janet Irvine Fidlar descendants
Jim Inkster in Vancouver, 1948

Life Events

BirthRobert James Harold Inkster was born on 22 Mar 1902 in Lot 4 Concession 7, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.
Details from the register: Robert James Harold, son of James Harvey Inkster, farmer of Lot 4 Concession 7, & Isabella McLean, attended by Dr Hilker, registered March 24th by JH Inkster.1 
(Subject) Photograph Appeared in a family group photo taken about 1910.3
Children of James Harvey Inkster & Isabella McLean, 1910
Back row: William Wallace, John Herbert sitting holding baby Gordon, Robert James Harold, Florence Jean
Front row: Harvey Alexander, Gordon, Beatrice Muriel
(with Parents) 1911 CensusJames H Inkster appeared on the 1911 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario with his parents. He was 8 years old, born in March 1902 in Ontario, and attended school ten months that year.4 
(Subject) Photograph19205
Three Inkster brothers on the 1920 ball team
1921 CensusJames Inkster appeared on the 1921 Census of Mount Hope Municipality, Saskatchewan, at Section 2 Township 30 Range 19 W2. His father and siblings lived nearby. James was a farm laborer lodging with the Peter Potts family. He was 19, born in Ontario, of Scotch origin, Presbyterian, and earned $600 in the previous 12 months.6 
(Subject) Photograph Appeared in a group photo taken about 1930 when he was visiting Ontario from Saskatchewan.3
1) Campbell Inkster, 2) Harvey Daniel, 3) Orville Daniel, 4) Jim Inkster visiting from Saskatchewan
Residence-Moved Circa 1935, Robert James Harold Inkster moved to Vancouver.2 
Voters' ListJames H Inkster, electrician, appeared on the electoral roll in 1940 in Vancouver. He was at 1126 West 11th Avenue with his brother and sister-in-law Herb and Mabel. Also at this address were his siblings John H Inkster [was this Harvey?], farmer, and Mrs Sam Rennie, housewife.7 
(Subject) Photograph Appeared in a family group photo taken in Stanley Park, Vancouver.3
Stanley Park, Vancouver, 1948
As labelled by Marie Inkster:
1 & 2 - Mable & Eddie Johnston
3 & 4 - Jim Inkster & Eunice Hill, before their marriage
5 & 6 - Bruce & Mary Inkster
7 - Uncle Harvey (James Harvey Inkster)
8 - Shirley (Mabel's daughter)
The others are relatives of Eunice
MarriageHe married Eunice Viola Hill.2
(Informant) DeathJas H Inkster, of 8645 Dundas Street, Vancouver registered the 1954 death of his father James Harvey Inkster.8 
(Mentioned) ObituaryThey was mentioned in James Harvey Inkster's 1954 obituary as son James of Vancouver.9 
Item. Both Harvey and his son Jim played the fiddle.10 
DeathRobert died on 17 Oct 1958 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Information from registration: lived in the province and municipality 23 years, residence 3645 Dundas Street, married to Eunice Viola Hill, was born in Underwood, Ontario on 22 March 1902, age 56 years, occupation Electrician for B.C. District Telegraph Company, father James Harvey Inkster born Ontario, mother not known, cause of death was acute myocardial infarction The informant was his wife, E. Inkster and he was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby.2 
ObituaryHis obituary was published on 20 Oct 1958 in the Vancouver Sun.

INKSTER-Oct. 17 1958, James Harold Inkster in his 57th year. Late of 3645 Dundas St. Late member, Order Foresters, Burrard Court, Van. Survived by his loving wife, Eunice; 4 brothers, Herbert, Vancouver, Bruce and William, New Westminster; Gordon, Regina, Sask; 3 sisters, Mrs. E. (Mabel) Johnson, New Westminster, Mrs. G. (Florence) Campbell, Haney, B.C., Mrs. S. (Muriel) Rennie, Regina, Sask. Funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at 3 p.m. from Royal Oak Chapel, Kingsway at Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. Rev. R.S. Kennedy officiating. Interment Forest Lawn.11
BurialHe was buried on 22 Oct 1958 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby, British Columbia.2 
Last Edited4 Mar 2015


  1. Birth Registrations of Ontario, Canada. Image viewed at Robert James Harold Inkster, #008464-02.
  2. Death certificate registered in the Province of British Columbia. James Harold Inkster, #1958-09-011362.
  3. Copies of photographs in Marie Inkster's collection.
  4. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at 59 Bruce North, sd 4, ed 2, page 8.
  5. From prairie wool to golden grain: Raymore and district, 1904-1979 (Raymore, Saskatchewan: Raymore and Distict Historical Society, c1980). Digital copy viewed at, page 131.
  6. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Saskatchewan, Last Mountain District, SD 46, Page 12.
  7. Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Images viewed at
  8. Death certificate registered in the Province of British Columbia. James Harvey Inkster, #54-09-009399.
  9. Obituary of James Harvey Inkster in The Vancouver Sun, September 1954. transcribed by a volunteer.
  10. Interview with Gord Inkster (British Columbia).
  11. Obituary of James Harold Inkster in Vancouver Sun, Oct 20, 1958. transcribed by a volunteer.