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George Edgar DUKE

Male 1899 - 1967  (67 years)


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  • Name George Edgar DUKE  [1
    Born 17 Dec 1899  Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 28 Jan 1900  St. Paul, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • George Edgar DUKE, born 17 ? December 1899, baptised 28 January 1900; son of John William and Faith; residing at 68 Lr. Paul's Buildings, Rocking Horse Maker.
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1967  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Glendale Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He is buried in the Gardens of the Good Shepherd, lot 315 D3; his wife, Mary, is buried elsewhere in the same cemetery.
    Notes 
    • "Mary Harvey YELLAND met George Edgar DUKE, who was from London, England and whose family came to Canada to live when he was 14. They met at a Guerney Foundry picnic where he also worked with Grandad. When there was no work in Toronto, George went to Detroit to work. His brother was there and wrote him to come, because there was lots of work. That is how my family got to Detroit. Mary came home each time to have her children but did not get back to Canada for two of them, Faith and Kathleen. They did return to Canada some time later to stay and bring up the family. George delivered milk here as he did in the states, in the big milk trucks. In Toronto he delivered by horse (his name was Barney) and buggy, then later by truck. George then quit the milk route and went back to work at Guerney Foundry which had changed its name to American Standard. For a while Dad worked in the factory and then transferred to the office. While married at one time they lived at 45 Hook Ave, Toronto West. This was the house I remember the most. We had such happy times in this house. " Written by his daughter, Kay Ford, 2000. [1]
    Person ID I475  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2015 

    Father John William DUKE,   b. 1866, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Jun 1925  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Faith TARRY,   b. Abt 1864, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1937, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1892  St. Luke, Old Street, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • John William DUKE, age 26, Bachelor, Rocking Horse Maker, residing at 21 Rahin St., son of John William DUKE, Crockery warehouseman; married Faith TARRY, age 25, Spinster, French Polisher, residing at 21 Ironmonger St., daughter of John TARRY, Bootmaker. Married 17 April 1892 St. Luke, Old Street. Marriage by banns; both signed. Witnesses Harry PAYNE and Maria DUKE.

      [Maria would have been John's twin sister. John states his father's name was the same as his own; this may be significant when there is some cause to believe he and his siblings might be illegitimate. He might have done this for propriety's sake. No DUKE / SIMMONS marriage has been found in the indexes.] (Anne Brooks) [4]
    Documents
    Marriage: Duke and Tarry
    Marriage: Duke and Tarry
    John William Duke married Faith Tarry on 17 April 1892 at the Parish Church of St. Luke, Old Street, in Islington.
    Family ID F966  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Harvey YELLAND,   b. 23 Nov 1902, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 2006, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1922  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The affidavit required before a license or certificate is granted stated George DUKE, Machinist, residing 118 Lappin Ave., Toronto; Mary YELLAND, Inspector, residing at 70 Pritchard Ave., Toronto. Their intention was to marry in Toronto and this document was signed on 4 April 1922.

      George Edgar DUKE, age 22, Bachelor, son of John William DUKE, born England, and Faith TARRY, born England; and Mary Harvey YELLAND, age 19, Spinster, daughter of John William Henry YELLAND, born England, and Mary Harvey MATTHEWS, married 27 April 1922, at St. John's Church, West Toronto, York. Religion of both: Anglican. Witnesses: Ernest Arthur DUKE and Lena DUKE, both of 118 Lappin Ave., Toronto. [Lena DUKE could have been his sister, Helena.] [5]
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. George Edgar DUKE,   b. 19 May 1924, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Living
     4. Ernest Albert DUKE,   b. 16 Jun 1930, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 2003, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Living
     6. Kathleen Patricia DUKE,   b. 10 Nov 1934, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 2004, Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Living
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Duke family
    Duke family
    L-R: Mary Harvey Duke, nee Yelland; George Edgar Duke, Mabel Plumley, nee Yelland.

    Documents
    Baptism: George Edgar Duke
    Baptism: George Edgar Duke
    George was born on 17? December 1899 and baptised 28 January 1900.
    Immigration: Faith Duke
    Immigration: Faith Duke
    Faith Duke travelled with 3 children on the S. S. Teutonic which arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick on 6 February 1914. Her children were identified as George Edgar, age 14; Helena Faith, age 11, and Grant Arthur, age 9. [Grant may be incorrect for Ernest]. Her husband, son William, and Joseph Warwick had arrived earlier on 14 September 1913.

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    3. [S792] Parish Register, Saint Paul, Clerkenwell, London.

    4. [S788] Parish Register, St. Luke's, Old Street, Islington, London.

    5. [S109] Civil Marriage Registration.


  

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