Welcome to the Paulin(e) Family


This is the first post for the Paulin(e) Family Blog.  Hot on the heels of a most wonderful family reunion held in Victoria, BC in July 2019, the idea of a place where the descendants of Frederick and Mary Paulin (also known as Pauline) could bring together their stories, photographs, questions and so forth.  

I have created pages for each of the 13 children of Frederick and Mary which will eventually include all basic biographical information, and then add photos, documents and so forth as they are discovered. 

Enjoy, participate, and enjoy some more.  This is a collaborative effort so please feel free to contact me with information, questions, comments, etc.


Paulin(e) Family at Tod House, 2019. Photo by Mary Homer.

Obituary, Florence Gardiner, 1950

Times Colonist, 2 Sep 1950


Mrs Florence Gardiner

At the residence, 1016 Pakington Street, on Sept 2, 1950, Florence Gardiner, aged 79 years, beloved wife of George A Gardiner; born in Henley-on-Thames, Eng., and a resident of Victoria since 1886.  Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Grosvenor G at home, and Winston A of Seattle Wash,; one daughter Mrs Pauline V Moffatt, Victoria, BC; one grandson, Kenneth G Moffatt; also one brother Fred A Pauline of Victoria; four sisters, Mrs Sadie Short, Victoria; Mrs Marion Williams, Vancouver, BC; Mrs Violet Lapraik, Etna Calif; and Mrs Nellie Hickey, San Mateo, Calif.

Funeral from Hayward’s BC Funeral Chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 pm, Rev William Hills officiating.  Internment in family plot, Ross Bay Cemetery.

Obituary, John Edward Patrick Pauline, 1951

Times Colonist, 8 Mar 1951

John Edward Patrick Pauline – Passed away at 867 Viewfield Road, on Tuesday, March 6, 1951, Mr John Edward Patrick Pauline, aged 44 years; born at Esquimalt and a resident of Nanaimo, Calgary, Alberta, and Esquimalt.  Survived by his brother, William, of Cobble Hill, BC; his aunts and uncles, Mrs S Short, Mrs S Doran, and Mr FA Pauline, of Victoria; Mrs N Hard of Renton, Washington, and Mr and Mrs O Frederickson of Sooke; cousins Joe and Eddie Short, and OW Pauline of Victoria; Harry and Jack Short of Vancouver.

The funeral will take place Friday March 9, 1951 at 3:30 pm in the Memorial Chapel of Chimes of the Sands Mortuary Limited.  Reverend Walter T Holder will officiate.  Internment will be made in Ross Bay Cemetery.

Marriage Florence Paulin and Robert Williams, 1898

Victoria Daily Times, 20 Jan 1898

Mr Robert H Williams, of Kaslo, and Miss Marion Pauline, seventh daughter of Mr Frederick Pauline, of Oak Bay, were married at Christ Church Cathedral yesterday evening in the presence of a large number of their friends and relatives, by Rev Canon Beanlands.  The bride was attended by her younger sister, Miss Nellie Pauline, and Miss Rita Gardiner, her nephew, Master Fred Pauline acting as a page.  At the conclusion of the ceremony the young couple proceeded to the residence of Mr CF Gardiner, Labouchere street, where a reception was held.  Mr and Mrs Williams left this morning on a tour through the Sound cities, from whence they will proceed to Kaslo, where they will reside in future.

Marriage of Amy Pauline, Victoria, 1890

Victoria Daily Times, 11 Sep 1890

A Social Event

Marriage of Mr CF Gardiner and Miss Amy Pauline last evening.

Christ Church Cathedral was filled last evening at 8 o’clock by an expectant throng which had gathered to witness the marriage ceremony between Mr Charles F Gardiner and Miss Amy Pauline.  The bride and groom have hosts of friends, as both are well known and considerable interest was taken in the event.  The Rev Henry Kingham performed the ceremony, the bride being given away by her father Mr Fred Pauline, sr.  She looked beautiful dressed in a tasteful cream satin, with tulle veiling orange blossoms, and diamond ornaments.  Her bridesmaids no less lovely, who were dressed in blue nun’s veiling, with forget-me-nots and pearls, were the Misses AF Gardiner, Florence, Violet, Sarah, Marion, and Nelly Pauline, the first named being a sister of the groom, and the latter five sisters of the bride. Little Harold Pauline acted as page, and bore his part nobly.  The groom was supported by Mr CP Lowe.

After the ceremony was over the bridal party were conveyed to the residence of the bride’s father, on View Street, and were there most elegantly entertained, a supper having been provided for over thirty guests. The health of the bride and groom being drank and supper over, the presents were duly inspected. These were many and costly.  A partial list is appended: Diamond bracelets and brooch, to bride from groom; Japanese screen and banner, Miss AF Gardiner; cruet, Mr Jas Mitchell; bronze picture fram, Mr and Mrs Thompson; card receiver, Mr and Mrs Lange; pair of pictures, Mr Chas Braund; Japanese boxes, the bride’s brothers and sisters; cake basket, Mr A Weir; tea set, Moorish design, Mr CP Lowe; set silver spoons and forks and soup ladle, Mr and Mrs King; set silver pie forks, Mr and Mrs Lindley; tilting kettle, Miss AD Camerin; marble clock, Mr F Pauline jr; biscuit basket, Mr ED Atkinson; gold brooch, a friend; tea service, Misses Florence, Violet and Sarah Pauline; pair of vases, Mr and Mrs WG Sparrow; silk handpainted dressing case, Mr Geo A Gardiner; Japanese wall bracket, Mr and Mrs Earsman; set of carvers, Mr and Mrs Eastman; oil paintings by the artist, Mr F Pauline sr; hand painted screens, Mr TB Norgate; silver cake basket, Mr and Mrs Goodwin.

At an early hour the guests departed to their several homes, the newly-made happy pair going abour the Sound steamer, leaving this morning for a honeymoon trip to extend over a period of six weeks in California. Their start in life has been a happy one and many friends extend to them best wishes that it may long continue bright.

Bellringers Pub Crawl – Norman Paulin

I have been going through my family history files, inventorying it, sorting, and of course removing the duplicates.  There are a lot of duplicates.  I found this letter my mother Sheila Paulin wrote to one of her Australian cousins (Squelch family) about Norman Paulin’s adventures with his in-laws.  They were a part of the Bell-ringers at St John’s Church, Perry Barr.

“My father’s mother [Emma Jennings Paulin] was not impressed by my mother’s bell-ringing relatives.  During the engagement Dad was invited along on the bellringers outing to Dovedale.  The bus stopped at every pub on the way home, and Dad arrived home not feeling too well. His mother met him at the door to tell him she’d saved him some gruel for supper, and he was very sick and had to be put do bed.  Dad didn’t go on any more of their outings, but he always had a laugh when we passed the “Jolly Sailor” at Tamworth, which was the last stop he remembered.”

Mapping Ernest Paulin and Emma Jane Jennings

Here is the map for Ernest Paulin and his wife Emma Jennings.  It is perhaps one of the biggest lists of residences, but then Ernest moved around a lot in his life.  Economic insecurity, and other factors led him to live in Birmingham, Victoria BC, Ilford, and Leigh-on-Sea.  He died in Victoria in 1912, and the family continued to move about a fair bit before settling in Perry Barr.  I included some of the addresses Emma had as a widow on this map.

Map here


ernest and emma map

Where we lived, George Rutherford, Victoria, 1915

1839 Crescent Rd Victoria

1839 Crescent Rd, Victoria – Google Maps

According to his attestation papers, George Frederick Andrew Rutherford lived here with his wife Beatrice Friar and their two children, when he signed up for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in December 1915.  The house on the site appears to date from that period – so I think this is the same building.

George was the son of Louise Paulin and Robert Rutherford.  He moved to Canada around 1911.

george r



Paulin Daniels marriage, 1938

Times Colonist, 1 Aug 1938


At St Matthais Church, Foul Bay, on Saturday at 11.30, Rev Alan Gardiner united in marriage Muriel Margaret, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs FJ Daniels, 2533 Margate Avenue, Oak Bay, and Mr George Paulin, elder son of Mr and Mrs George Paulin.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a pink dress and hat, with matching accessories, and a corsage bouquet of gardenias and white roses.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Dorothea Daniels, who wore a rust colored dress and hat, and a corsage bouquet of carnations. Lieut-Col Vincent McKenna was best man.

After the service, the bridal party and immediate relatives had luncheon at the Empress Hotel, Mr and Mrs Paulin leaving on the afternoon boat for Vancouver, en route to Seattle. On their return, they will make their home on Oliver Street, Oak Bay.

paulin daniels chart