Bram Stoker Estate

Susan Harden Stoker 

B. 27 July 1852 at Dublin, Ireland

D. 13 June 1936 at Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Susan was an artist, horticulturist, and niece of Charles Benson,

founder of Rathmines School, whose rolls included Richard, Thomas, and George Stoker.

A leather photo album, purchased in an antique shop in

Victoria, British Columbia in the 1970‘s

by Kathleen McLeod of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

contained this photo of Susan Stoker ca.1918, and another of her goddaughter, Mary MacRae. These treasures were kindly returned to the Stoker family, and greatly appreciated.

The wood shed in the background (with a few changes) remains today on

Richard and Susan Stoker’s former property on Lake Cowichan, British Columbia.

The bird in her hand is believed to be an Oregon Jay, Gray Jay, or Whiskey Jack,

tamed by her friends, the Simpsons.




On the 3rd inst., at St. Thomas's Church, Dublin

R. Nugent Stoker, Bengal Medical Staff,

fourth son of Abraham Stoker, late of the Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle, to Susan, third daughter of John Harden, City of Dublin Steam Company.

The Medical Press Circular, 17 March 1875