Harold Joseph Ancill

Harold Joseph Ancill

Huntley, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 23 Mar 1962 (aged 82)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section D26-E
Memorial ID 136701468 · View Source
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Harold & Martha Ancill are mentioned in:

Men & Women of Hawaii 1954 Book

“A Biographical Encyclopaedia of Persons of Notable Achievement. An Historical account of the peoples who have distinguishes themselves through personal success and through public service.

This a Newspaper article written about Harold in 1925.

The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders.
Published by The Honolulu Star Bulletin, Territory of Hawaii, 1925 Author: Edited by George F. Nellist

HAROLD J. ANCILL, Business Executive. Now president and manager of the City Transfer Co., Ltd., Harold J. Ancill has been a resident of Honolulu since 1912, engaged in various occupations until he became part owner and executive head of the transfer firm in 1921. Under Mr. Ancill’s direction the business of the company has expanded rapidly and is one of the leading enterprises of its kind in Honolulu. Born at Gloustershire, England, July 27, 1879, Mr. Ancill is the son of Joseph and Fannie (Shepherd) Ancill. He received his education in the public schools of Swansea, South Wales. After serving a three-year apprenticeship with a confectioner in South Wales, Mr. Ancill removed to London in 1886 where he was employed in various business ventures until 1900, when he came to the United States, locating in Massachusetts. There he was engaged until removing to California in 1904, where he entered the employ of the late William G. Irwin. He left the Pacific Coast in 1912 to take a position with the City Transfer Co. in Honolulu. Mr. Ancill remained with the firm four years, entering the employ of the Honolulu Construction & Draying Co., Ltd., in 1916, where he remained until making his present connection. Mr. Ancill and Martha Roe were married in Sonoma County, California, in April, 1911. They have two children, Hathalie Roe and Caryol Gene Ancill. He is a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Ad Club and Y.M.C.A.

Harold’s home until he died was 3620 Sierra Drive Honolulu. He shared this home with his 1st wife Martha Redmond Roe Ancill until her death in June 1958. He then shared this home with his 2nd wife Etta M Peoples Ancill.
Harold & Martha had 7 Grandchildren (2 babies buried at Diamond Head with their Grandparents). Photo attached is holding their first Great Grandchild Terri. Terri is the eldest child of Norman & Fay Jeanne (nee Griffin) Rickert, the first Grandchild from George “Ken” & Caryol Gene (nee Ancill) Griffin.

Harold’s ashes were scattered over the ocean close to his Hawaiian home. Even though there is a double Headstone with Martha for him at Diamond Head.

Robert “Bob” Cushnie’s family migrated from Muchalls, Kincardineshire Scotland to the Big Island of Hawaii between 1905 & 1910. His parents William FAG 137671988 and Isabella Scott Forbes FAG 137672185 brought 4 very young children with them and then had 6 more children born in Hilo.

Harold’s Parent’s:
Joseph Andrew Ancill b July 1844 Overbury UK d April 1912 Swansea Wales
Eliza Sheppard Bray Ancill b 3 July 1847 Tewkesbury UK, d March 1922 Swansea Wales

Harold’s Siblings:
Henry Andrew Ancill (1870-1956Lancaster Massachusetts USA)
Herbert John Ancill (1875-1936 UK)
Marion Sheppard Ancill Payne (1877-1943 UK)
Ethel Fannie Ancill (1878- UK )
Harold -------
Albert Charles (1881-1883 UK)
Leslie Roland (1882-1943 Chattanooga Tennessee USA))
Walter Ancill (1886-1969 UK)
Mary Ancill (1888- UK )
Edward Stanley Ancill (1891-1975 in Sth Lancaster Massachusetts USA))

Harold & Martha’s descendants:

Daughter: Hathale Ancill married Robert “Bob” Alexander Cushnie and they had 5 children
Harold Ancill Cushnie (1941-1992) had 2 children
Martha Jean Cushnie is buried with her Ancill Grandparents FAG 71784747
Jay Roger Cushnie (1944- ) had 1 son
Larry Roe Cushnie (1946-1994)
Robert Alexander “Robbie” Cushnie (1948- ) had 2 children

Daughter: Caroyl Gene Ancill Griffin (1912-2004) married George “Ken Kenneth Griffin (1912-1984) they had 2 children.
Fay Jeanne Griffin Rickert (1934- ) had 5 children
George Harold Griffin (1940-1940)

Family Members

Gravesite Details Harold Joseph Ancill was cremated and his ashes scattered over the ocean near the Hawaiian Islands.


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  • Created by: Terri Rickert
  • Added: 2 Oct 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 136701468
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Joseph Ancill (27 Jul 1879–23 Mar 1962), Find a Grave Memorial no. 136701468, citing Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Terri Rickert (contributor 47990106) .