#291, (8 February 1910 - 13 September 1994)
|Father||William Thomas Smart1 (1884 - 1955)|
|Mother||Ellen Wright1 (1889 - 1977)|
|Charts||Ancestors of Mabel Smart|
Descendants of William Wright & his wife Jane
Grandma's Parents and Grandparents
Children of Mabel Nell Smart and John Herbert Inkster
|Migration||From Watson, Saskatchewan to Vancouver.|
|Birth||Mabel Nell Smart was born on 8 Feb 1910 in Watson, Saskatchewan.3|
|(with Parents) 1911 Census||Mabel Nellie Smart appeared on the 1911 Census Saskatchewan with her parents. She was their only child, born in February 1910 in Saskatchewan, of English origin.4|
|Passenger List||Mable Smart was listed on a manifest dated 4 May 1913 for the SS Virginian, an Allan Line ship, arriving in Liverpool from St John & Halifax. The travelers were Mrs Smart (43, housewife), Mable (6), Herbert (10/12), and Mrs Smart (29, housewife). They were residents of Canada. [The first Mrs Smart (should be Miss) was Ellen Smart's sister-in-law May]5|
|Passenger List||Mabel Smart was listed on a manifest dated 24 Jul 1913 for the SS Victorian, arriving in Quebec from Liverpool. The returning Canadians included Ellen Smart (24), Mabel (3), Herbt (9/12), and May (adult). Their destination was Winnipeg. Ellen first came to Canada to Dauphin in 1905. May had been living in Winnipeg for 3 years.6|
|(with Parents) 1916 Census||Mabel appeared on the 1916 Census of Watson, Saskatchewan with her parents. She was 6 years old and born in Saskatchewan. Her brother Herbert was 4.7|
|(with Parents) 1921 Census||Mabel appeared on the 1921 Census of Watson, Saskatchewan with her parents. She was 11 years old, a scholar, born in Saskatchewan, and had one younger brother.8|
|Marriage||She married John Herbert Inkster, son of James Harvey Inkster and Isabella McLean, on 1 Oct 1929 in Watson.3,2|
|Voters' List||J H and Mrs J H Inkster appeared on the electoral roll in 1935 in Watson. J H was a storekeeper and his wife's occupation was 'married woman.9'|
|Directory||J Herbt and Mabel Inkster were listed in the 1939 and 1940 directories. He was a grocer at 2749 Oak and they lived at 1126 West 11th. In the 1941 directory, J Herbt, a grocer, and wife Mabel lived at 2890 West 7th.10|
|Voters' List||John H, storekeeper, and Mrs John H Inkster appeared on the electoral roll in 1940 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their address was 1126 West 11th Avenue. Also at this address were James H Inkster, electrician, John H Inkster, farmer, Mrs Sam Rennie, housewife, and Thomas O Germiun, clerk [James and Mrs Rennie were Herb's siblings - not sure which one John H is, perhaps Harvey?].9|
|Directory||In 1942, John H and Mabel were listed in the 1942 directory.10|
|Directory||John H and Mabel were listed in the 1943, 44, and 45 directories. During those years Herb was a clerk at Safeway and they continued to live at 2890 West 7th.10|
|Voters' List||H Inkster, clerking, and Mrs H Inkster, office worker, appeared on the electoral roll in 1945 in Vancouver. Also with them at 2890 West 7th was Mrs R W Gellan. [Mrs Gellan was Mabel's aunt Winifred. She and her daughter Ann came from London to stay with them during the war]9|
|Directory||In 1946, Herb was listed twice:|
Herbt, salesman for Macdonald Realty
John H, employee of Safeway
He was still with Macdonald Realty in 1947 but no longer listed Safeway as an employer. I haven't looked at directories past 1947.10
|Voters' List||The Inksters appeared on the electoral roll in 1949 in Vancouver. They were listed as John, salesman, and Mrs Mabel. With them was Edward Smart, storekeeper [Mabel's younger brother].9|
|Voters' List||John H, grocer, & Mable N Inkster appeared on the electoral roll in 1957 in Vancouver. Strangely, their address was recorded as Apt 1,2 & 3 2890 West 6th Avenue. Their son W Gordon, student, was also there.9|
|Item.||Mrs J H Inkster was awarded the Don Brown Trophy for Outstanding Citizens of Kitsilano in July 1957.11|
|Voters' List||The Inksters appeared on the electoral roll in 1958 in Vancouver. Their address was 2890 West 7th Avenue. Those enumerated were John H, salesman, Mrs Mable N, and W Gordon, student.|
In 1962, they were John H, salesman, Mrs Mabel N, store manager, and William G, student.
In 1963, John Herbert had no occupation and Mrs Mabel was a manager at Cunningham's.
In 1965, they were listed as John Herbert, retired, and Mrs John Herbert, no occupation noted.9
|(Widowed) Death||Herb's death on 2 Nov 1970 left Mabel a widow.2|
|(Mentioned) Obituary||She was mentioned in Ellen Smart's 1977 obituary as daughter Mabel Inkster, Vancouver.12|
|Death||Mabel died on 13 Sep 1994 in North Vancouver, British Columbia.13|
|Last Edited||2 Jun 2015|
- Letter from Mabel Inkster (Vancouver, B.C.) to J Kolthammer , 1989.
- British Columbia Death Registration. John Herbert Inkster, #70-09-017541.
- Interview with Mabel Inkster (Vancouver), August 1989.
- 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Humboldt (209), Tp 39 Re 17 W2 & Tp 38 Re 18 W2 (subdist 13), page 8.
- UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 (images viewed at ancestry.com). Original data: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26."SS Virginian, arriving May 1913 in Liverpool."
- Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada images, viewed at Ancestry. SS Victorian, arrived in Quebec 24 July 1913.
- 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, District 18, ED 20 in Town of Watson, Page 5.
- 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Humboldt, SD 25, Page 5.
- Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Images viewed at Ancestry.com.
- British Columbia directories on the Vancouver Public Library website.
- The Kitsilano Showboat 75th Anniversary by Barry Leinbach & Christopher Best, www.kitsilanoshowboat.com.
- Obituary of Ellen Smart in The Vancouver Sun, March 1977. transcribed by a volunteer.
- Personal knowledge.