Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


APPENDIX A – EXTENDED BROOKS FAMILY GENEALOGY

A.18.0   The Dora (Brooks) Warren Family Line

This CHAPTER will focus on what little is known about the Dora (Brooks) Warren family line.

GENERATION 7

Hubert (Rousseau) Brooks
(b. October 4, 1862)
(d. January 23, 1930)

(m. January 7, 1884) wife:

Marie (Grégoire Rousseau) Brooks
(b. November 03, 1867)
(d. September 3, 1944)

GENERATION 8

(Joseph) Alfred Brooks
(b. Feb. 18, 1891)
(d. May 13, 1944)
Joseph (Albert Antoine) Brooks
(b. Dec. 20, 1901)
(d. Jan. 8, 1982)
Otto (Hubert) Brooks
(b. Nov 10, 1903)
(d. Oct 26, 1969)
Aimé (Hubert) Brooks
(b. May 17, 1895)
(d. Jan 15, 1952)
Marie (Theodora) Rousseau Brooks
(b. Sept. 25, 1887)
(d. Aug 8, 1970)
Marie Eugénie Nelida Brooks
(b. Jan. 12, 1885)
(d. Oct 12, 1937)
Siffroid Rousseau
(b. Dec. 25, 1884)
(d. ?? 1892 to 1910)
Marie-Anne Séduile Juliette Brooks
(b. Jan. 5, 1893)
(d. Jan. 6, 1893)

Marie (Theodora) Rousseau Brooks
(b. Sept. 25, 1887)
(d. Aug 8, 1970)

(m. Dec. 1, 1909) to husband:

Dr. John Gaffney Warren
(b. Sept. 2, 1879)
(d. Sept. 26, 1966)

GENERATION 9

Robert (aka Bob) B. Warren
(b. Nov 10, 1912)
(d. )

Robert B. Warren
(b. Nov 10, 1912)
(d. )

(m. June 30, 1938) to wife:

Maida Ann Peake
(b. Mar. 31, 1909)
(d. 1994)

GENERATION 10

John Warren
(b. 1943)
(d. )
Robert Warren
(b. 1949)
(d. )

The Warren Family Story As It is Currently Known

John Gaffney Warren M.D. C.M. (b. Sept. 2, 1879) (d. Sept. 26, 1966) was the son of Irish immigrants Robert Francis Warren (b. abt 1849 in Ireland) and Sarah Catherine Gaffney (b. abt 1859 in Quebec but daughter of Irish parents).

The Warren family appeared in the Canada 1881 Census with the Warren's living with Sarah's Gaffney family. (John's uncle Alex Giffney would later settle in Chicago and would visit John while he was living in St. John N.D.)

The Warren family also appeared in the Canada 1891 Census living in District Name: Montréal Centre; District Number: 172; Sub-District Name: St Antoine Ward with the following household occupants:

  1. Robert Francis Warren (age 41) who acted as a customs clerk
  2. Sarah Catherine Warren (age 30)
  3. John Gaffney Warren (age 11)
  4. William Warren (age 9)
  5. Robert F. Warren (age 5) who would later marry Daisy Rinder; the couple would have a son J.B. ("Jake") Warren a member of the RCAF killed in WW 2 at the age of 23.
  6. Mary Francis Warren (age 2)
  7. Celia Warren (age 1)

The 1901 Census of Canada had the Warren family living in District Name: Montréal (city/cité); District Number: 175; Sub-District Name: St Antoine Ward with the following household occupants:

Name Age       
Robert Warren50
Sarah Warren42
John G Warren21
William Warren9
Robert F Warren15
Mary Warren12
Ethel Warren10
Gertrude Warren8
Hilda Warren1

In addition there were 5 boarders ranging in age from 9 to 50.

John G. Warren Emigrates to St. John North Dakota

John Warren had emigrated to St. John North Dakota from Montréal, Québec Canada arriving September 29, 1903.

He bacame a US citizen in August of 1909.

John Warren married Dora Brooks on Wednesday Dec 1, 1909 at high noon at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in St. John N.D.

SEE SECTIONS 6 and 8 for more on the life of John and Dora Warren in St. John ND.

John and Dora Warren left St John and crossed the USA/ Canada border on June 13, 1911 for Canora SK.

John and Dora Warren Family in CANORA Saskatchewan 1911- 1950

In 1911 when John and Dora Warren arrived in Canora the population was 435.

It is not clear if John Warren had some advance knowledge of a planned construction of the Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital formally announced in 1912 - and if so - if this was a reason for the Warren family move from St John to Canora.

From the history book A History of Canora and District published in 1960 by J.F. Paul Barschel, the following information on the Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital is provided.
(This histrorical account was written for the 50-year Jubilee of the Province of Saskatchewan but was not published. It was however published in 1960 for the 50-year Jubilee of the Town of Canora.)

Historical Background on Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan 3
Historical Background on Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan 1
Historical Background on Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan 2
Historical PHOTO of Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan Historical PHOTO Staff on Steps of Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan

Although not known for sure, the gentlemen sitting on the righ with the hat, is thought to be Dr. John Warren.

A few anecdotes from the history book A History of Canora and District of Dr. John G. Warren's time in Canora SK are as follows:

Anecdote 1 of Dr. John Warren at  Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan
Anecdote 2 of Dr. John Warren at  Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan
Anecdote 3 of Dr. John Warren at  Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital in Canora Saskatchewan

As well, per the Old Log Book stored in the Records Department of the new Canora Hospital,
" That in a snow storm in the afternoon a team of horses and a winter sleigh brought an expectant mother to the Canora Hugh Waddel Memorial Hospital, 11.5 miles from the south east and that Dr. John G. Warren delivered on that day, May 5, 1927 a baby girl which was named Sylvia Olga Fedoruk."
(Editor's Note: THANK YOU to John J. Oystryk of Canora for providing this input.)

Sylvia Olga Fedoruk, O.C., S.O.M., D.St.J., B.A., M.A., D.Sc., L.L.D., HUM.L., F.C.C.P., would be influenced by a first year University professor, Dr. Harold E. Johns to pursue an academic career in science. By the time Sylvia was ready to enter graduate school, Harold Johns entered her life again and convinced her to join his team in developing the Cobalt 60 bomb for radiation treatment of cancer. The Cobalt 60-unit was being developed under Dr. Harold Johns with his graduate students; Lloyd Bates, Doug Cormack, Ed Epp and Sylvia. (Editor's Note: I was also a graduate student of Harold Johns in the Department of Medical BioPhysics at the University of Toronto many years later.)
In 1986 Sylvia was made an Officer in the Order of Canada. On Sept 7, 1988, Sylvia was sworn in as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. Dr Warren would be proud!

Further to the Warren Family story told in earlier Chapters, John and Dora Warren were known to have one son, Robert (aka Bob) Warren.

The 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta had the John Gaffney Warren family living in the electoral district of Mackenzie Saskatchewan, on 4th Avenue in the town of Canora SK.
The 1916 Census information concerning John Warren and his family was as follows:

1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta      
NameJohn Warren
Marital Status: Married
Age34
Birthplace:Quebec
Year of Immigration:1911
Home in 1916:25, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan
Address:4th Avenue
Racial or Tribal Origin:Irish
Spouse's Name:Theodora Warren
Sub District Desc.:Townships 30 and 31, range 4, W. 2. M., including the Town of Canora
Household Members: 
John Warren34
Theodora Warren 27
Robert Warren 3 (b. 1913 Sask)

As expected, the 1916 Canada Census had John Warren's profession as a "physician and surgeon".

Son Robert Warren was born in 1913 in Canora SK and was probably baptized at St Joseph Catholic Church.

The 1921 Canada Census had the family still in Canora Saskatchewan with a 19 year old Austrian servant.

IMAGE from 1921 Canada Census for Dr. John Warren IMAGE from 1921 Canada Census for Theodora Warren IMAGE from 1921 Canada Census for Warren Family servant

Dora Warren was very active politically and was apparantly a force to be reckoned with. She was a strong supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada. (Probably for Edward L. Cash, Liberal Member of Parliament from (1904–1917))

Past Councils of the Town of Canora 1905 - 1928
Source: Historical Book Celebrating 80 Years for the Town of Canora SK
Past Councils of the Town of Canora 1905 - 1928
Info1 Past Councils of the Town of Canora 1905 - 1928
Info2 Past Councils of the Town of Canora 1905 - 1928
Info3 Past Councils of the Town of Canora 1905 - 1928

In 1944 a new hospital, the Canora Union Hospital was established and Dr. John Warren was on the medical staff.

Historical Background on Canora Union Hospital  1
Historical Background on Canora Union Hospital  2

Son Bob Warren married Maida Peake and the couple had two sons; John and Robert.

Bob and Maida's story can be inferred from the following historical account by Maida's younger brother Walter James Peake (b. 14 DEC 1882 ) (d. 01 AUG 1951) in his The Walter Peake Family History -written by Karl Peake -Golden Memories 1882-1967.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Some sources have the last name spelled as PEAK.

Maida Peake was the only daughter of Mr. Walter Peake (b. Dec 14, 1881 in Pickering Township, Ontario County, Ontario) (d. Aug 1,1951 in Hartney, Cameron Co., Manitoba) and Mrs. Mary Belle (nee Agnew) Peake (b. 1887). On Mar 27, 1907 Dad married Mary Belle Agnew and they settled on the Avery farm southeast of Lauder, Manitoba. While they lived here Maida Ann was born on 31 March 1909 in Lauder, Manitoba, Canada and I (Walter James) was born in 1913. Maida received her education in Lauder and Hartney, Manitoba. In 1930 she went to the Regina Conservatory of Music. After she completed this she went to Canora, Saskatchewan where she taught music lessons. She met Robert B. Warren when she was going to the conservatory. They were married in 1936 in Regina. Bob and Maida lived in Regina where Bob worked as a civil engineer and Maida taught music. In 1941 they moved to Montreal where Bob was employed with the Liquid Air Co. Their son, John was born in 1943 and is now going to McGill University taking first year medicine. They moved to Hamilton, Ontario in 1947. Here their second son, Robert, was born in 1949. Robert is now attending school. They moved back to Montreal in 1962 where they are now residing.

The Roots Web LINK on Maida Peake has the following information -- note different marriage date.

Name: Maida Ann Peake
Birth: 31 MAR 1909 in Lauder, Manitoba, Canada
Death: 1994 in Ontario, Canada
Father: Walter James Peake b: 14 DEC 1882 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Mother: Mary Bell Agnew b: 26 JUN 1885 in R.M. of Cameron, Manitoba, Canada
Marriage To: Robert B. Warren b: 10 NOV 1912 in Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada
Married: 30 JUN 1938 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Children  

Just prior to leaving Canora, Dr. John Warren was made an Honorary Member of the Canora Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. John Warren made Honary Member of Canora Chamber of Commerce

In 1950 Dr John Warren "retired" and he and wife Dora left for Hamilton, Ontario -- presumably to be close to son Bob and his wife Maida.

The historical book A History of Canora and District had the following account of the Warren's departure from Canora.

Dr. John Warren and wife Dora Leave Canora in 1950

 

The historical book THE STORY OF SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE Volume III published in 1924 by By JOHN HAWKES, Legislative Librarian by THE S.J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY, CHICAGO - REGINA, now "online", has the following summary of Dr. John G. Warren:

         
JOHN G. WARREN, M.D..
Dr. John G. Warren, physician and surgeon, with an extensive practice that makes heavy demands upon his time and energies, has nevertheless found opportunity for co-operation in public affairs of moment and his efforts in various directions have been highly beneficial as factors in those lines of work leading to a general uplift and to the inculcation of higher ideals of life. He is now serving his third term as mayor of Canora. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, on the 1st of September, 1880, a son of Robert and Sarah (Gaffney) Warren, the former of whom engaged in the conduct of a mercantile establishment in Montreal until his death. Mrs. Warren is residing in the old home. In the pursuit of his early education John G. Warren attended the public schools of his birthplace and in 1903 was graduated from the University of McGill. In that same year he went to the United States and practiced in North Dakota for eight years. In 1911 he came to Canora and has since resided here. His practice has grown until it is now large and lucrative, the number of his patients steadily increasing as he has demonstrated his skill and ability in the line of his chosen vocation. In 1909 Dr. Warren was married to Miss Theodora Brooks, a native of North Dakota, and to their union one child has been born. Dr. Warren has always maintained an active interest in civic affairs and has served on the town council for many years. In 1921 he was elected to the office of mayor and is giving to this community a progressive and prosperous administration. The religious faith of the Doctor is that of the Roman Catholic church and he is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He is likewise connected with the Commercial Club.

The Warren's in Hamilton and then Montreal

When Dr. John Warren died, Dora moved to Montreal to be near her only child Bob and her brother and Fred Brooks' families. Dr. John Warren was buried in the Warren Family Plot (plot location plot N2631) in Montreal in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery -- the largest cemetery in Canada and the third-largest in North America.

Dora (Brooks) Warren & Dr. John Warren Passing

Dora Marie (Brooks) Warren passed away on Aug 8, 1970 in Montreal and was buried on August 11th in Montreal in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery -- the largest cemetery in Canada and the third-largest in North America. Dora is burried in the Warren Family Plot (plot location N2631) alongside husband John who had pre-deceased her on Sept 26, 1966.

From the LIST which appears below, it seems that the Warren Plot Headstone photos shown below is a relatively recent structure identifying " recent" passings in the Warren clan. It also seems that RCAF F/O Robert John Branch (Jake) Warren (b. 03 Mar 1921; d. 26 Jul 1944) (Son of Robert Francis and Florence Jane Warren, of Montreal) was buried overseas but was remembered in the family plot. ( FYI - Robert Francis Warren was the brother of Dr. John Warren)
See also the WEB LINK for Government of Canada War Record for F/O Jake Warren.

Dora (Brooks) Warren and Dr. John Warren Headstone
Dora (Brooks) Warren and Dr. John Warren Headstone
Warren Family Plot
at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal
Warren Brooks Family
Dora (Brooks) Warren and Dr. John Warren Headstone
Dora (Brooks) Warren and Dr. John Warren Headstone 2
James M. Warren Headstone Jake Warren Headstone
Cemetery Records for LIST of Persons Buried In Warren Family Plot as of July 2011
Date of Burial Name
1995-02-01 Warren, Ethel
1976-11-26 Warren, Mary Francis
1971-02-06 Rinder, Florence
1970-08-11 Brooks, Theodora Marie
1966-09-29 Warren, John Gaffney
1952-10-09 Warren, Robert Francis
1947-07-01 Gaffney, Sarah Catherine
1947-05-12 Warren, William Matthew
1944-10-23 Warren, Gertrude
1928-07-02 Mullin, James
1918-01-28 Keegan, Margaret
1910-03-23 Warren, Robert
1902-06-07 Warren, David Francois
1902-04-24 Warren, Hilda
1901-05-25 Warren, Ann Glady
1898-12-21 King, M.ann
1896-10-13 Kirman, Ann
1896-04-21 Warren, Jos.alexander
1892-06-21 Mullin, M.gertrude
1892-03-31 Warren, Eliz.
1886-07-04 Warren, Nicolas
1885-10-31 Kennedy, Mary
1882-07-17 Mullin, Frederick
1880-08-24 Warren, Marie Anne
1873-07-03 Warren, David
Robert F. Warren Headstone



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