Eekman, Leon John

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Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Eekman, Leon John

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  • Eekman, Leendert Jeens

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Dates of existence

1880-1954

History

Leon John Eekman was born Leendert Jeens Eekman on 12 December 1880 in Brussels to Thomas Adam (1844-1917) and Ibeltje Eekman, whose family at some time lived in the house in Brussels where Victor Hugo wrote “Les Misérables”. He immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s, settling in Victoria, British Columbia around 1905, where he worked as a draftsman and building inspector for the city until the 1950s. He married London-born Marion Dean Holdcroft (1887-1957) in 1910, and had three children. He enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in September 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War, and had prior military experience, although it is unclear where. He died from pneumonia on 25 September 1954, in Victoria.

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Victoria, British Columbia; Brussels, Belgium

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Authority record identifier

eekman_l

Institution identifier

UMASC

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Rules of Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Samantha Booth, June 2015

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

Obituary (Victoria newspaper?) in collection;
Registration of death (BC Archives): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=fa16df1f-93fd-4d7d-bab6-25060ddce362 (accessed by Samantha Booth 25 June 2015)
Wish You Were Here: Life on Vancouver Island in Historical Postcards / Peter Grant (2002);
“Genealogie van het geslacht Eekman” by F. Inniger (Amsterdam, March 1969; last updated on September 2, 2006)http://people.zeelandnet.nl/paeekman/genealogie_int_nieuw.htm#E1303 (accessed by Samantha Booth 25 June 2015);
“Great Canadian War Project” http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=168670 (accessed by Samantha Booth 25 June 2015)
Father’s death record (Utrecht Archives): http://www.hetutrechtsarchief.nl/collectie/burgerlijke-stand/utrecht/overlijdensregisters/1917/09/14 (accessed by Samantha Booth 25 June 2015)

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