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Helena Faith "Lena" DUKE

Female 1902 - 1983  (80 years)


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  • Name Helena Faith "Lena" DUKE  [1, 2
    Nickname Lena 
    Born 3 Aug 1902  Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Christened 7 Sep 1902  St. Paul, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Helena Faith DUKE, born 3 August 1902, baptised 7 September 1902, daughter of John William and Faith, residing at 72 St. Paul's Buildings, Labourer.
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Feb 1983  Etobicoke, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Obituary: "Helena Faith KNIGHT died on February 21, 1983 at the Etobicoke General Hospital. Helena Faith DUKE, beloved wife of Henry KNIGHT. Sister of Ernest DUKE. Predeceased by brothers William of Detroit and George, also her sister Marie (Mrs. WARWICK). Many nieces and nephews. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery".
    Buried Parklawn Cemetery, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    Parklawn Cemetery
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada 
    • Memorial inscription: KNIGHT. Husband. Henry Francis KNIGHT, 1907-1983; Wife. Helena Faith DUKE, 1902-1983. My Presence shall go with thee/ And I will give thee rest.
    Notes 
    • At some point in time Helena married Henry KNIGHT. [4]
    Person ID I9029  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father John William DUKE,   b. 1866, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jun 1937  (Age 71 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  [1, 6
    • 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) [6]
    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 Chart

    Family Robert Patrick WELCH,   b. Abt 1899, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 May 1923  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Robert Patrick WELCH, age 24, Bachelor, Garment Cutter, born Toronto, residing at 264 Sackville Ave., Toronto, son of William Thomas WELCH (born Ontario) & Sarah HIGGINS; married Helena Faith DUKE, age 21, Spinster, born England, residing at 118 Lappin Ave., Toronto, daughter of John William DUKE (born England) & Faith TARRY on 25 May 1923. Married at the Church of the Epiphany. Witnesses: Ernest Arthur DUKE, of 1881 Lappin Ave., & Isabelle LUCAS, of 784 Gerrard E., Toronto.

      Marriage license was obtained on the same day; Robert WELCH claimed to be Roman Catholic while Helena stated she was Church of England. [7]
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Baptism: Helena Faith Duke
    Baptism: Helena Faith Duke
    She was born 3 August 1902 and baptised 7 September 1902.
    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. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    2. [S676] Personal communication.

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

    4. [S1084] Obituary.

    5. [S591] Website: Find a Grave, (www.findagrave.com).

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

    7. [S346] Website: Ontario Vital Statistics Project, (Online transcriptions at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc).