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trophy

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV011.29.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV011.29.1
Description
Trophy with a turned wood base. The trophy is electro-plated britannia metal, style number 3406 (?), made by the W. M. A. Rogers Co., as marked on the underside of the trophy. The cup is engraved: ANNUAL CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED TO THE SOUTH BURNABY HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION CHRYSANTHEMUM BRANCH BY THE JAPANESE & CANADIAN CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY 1940 The wood base has a dark brown finish and has two shields mounted on it, engraved: J.A. SIGGERS 1940 and H. L. KAY 1941
Object History
The 1940 winner was John Arthur Siggers (1905-1968). He was married to Nancy Evelyn (Duckett) (Smith) Siggers (1912-2006) in Burnaby in 1938. The couple resided at 6890 Gray Avenue, Burnaby (formerly 2343 Gray Avenue). John's death certificate lists his occupation as "Gardner - Nursery Man". Nancy also worked in the gardening business and the couple were frequent entrants and winners in flower shows around the Lower Mainland. The 1941 winner was likely Herman Ludwig Kay (1890-1967). He was married to Dorothy Harriet Mary (Jackson) Kay (1890-1965). An H.L. Kay was appointed Burnaby's municipal assessor 1946 and Herman's death certificate lists his occupation as "Retired Assessor - Municipal Employee". The 1955 B.C. Directory gives the couple's address as 2067 Jubilee Avenue, Burnaby (later 7267 Jubilee Avenue). In addition to flowers, Herman also cultivated award winning raspberries, apples, scarlet runner beans, and other vegetables.
Marks/Labels
"ANNUAL CHALLENGE CUP / PRESENTED TO THE / SOUTH BURNABY / HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION / CHRYSANTHEMUM / BRANCH / BY THE / JAPANESE / & CANADIAN / CHRYSANTHEMUM / SOCIETY / 1940" engraved on side of cup "W M A ROGERS / EPBM / 3406" stamped on the underside of the cup "J.A. SIGGERS / 1940" engraved on one shield mounted on wood base "H. L. KAY / 1941" engraved on other shield mounted on wood base
Maker
W. A. Rogers Company
Country Made
Canada
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
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