This CHAPTER will focus on what little is known about the Dora (Brooks) Warren family line.
| 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)
|(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)
(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)
|Robert (aka Bob) B. Warren|
(b. Nov 10, 1912)
| Robert B. Warren|
(b. Nov 10, 1912)
(m. June 30, 1938) to wife:
Maida Ann Peake
(b. Mar. 31, 1909)
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:
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:
|John G Warren||21|
|Robert F Warren||15|
In addition there were 5 boarders ranging in age from 9 to 50.
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.
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.)
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:
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.
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|
|Year of Immigration:||1911|
|Home in 1916:||25, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan|
|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|
|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.
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))
In 1944 a new hospital, the Canora Union Hospital was established and Dr. John Warren was on the medical staff.
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|
Just prior to leaving Canora, Dr. John Warren was made an Honorary Member of the 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.
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 (who studied at McGill and became a doctor – but doesn’t seem to be registered with Collège des médecins du Québec – so if he is still working it would seem that he has moved outside of the Province)
and Robert (attended Loyola college)
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 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.
Cemetery Records for LIST of Persons Buried In Warren Family Plot as of July 2011|
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