Dudney, Thomas Ernest (1887-1969)

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 544

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1920, page 544

Thomas Ernest Dudney was the proprietor of the Denman Confectionery and Cigar Store in 1920. His wife, Ethel, was a stenographer with the Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited. They lived at 986 Denman Street in 1920. They were at 743 Denman Street in 1926.

Thomas was born in Plumstead, Kent, England, on December 9, 1887. His father was Henry Dudney (born about 1839; died possibly in 1918), who was a cooper (barrel maker). Thomas’s mother was Jane Horsley (1844-1930).

In the fall of 1916, in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, Thomas married Ethel Emily Moore. She was born in Plumstead on September 2, 1890. Her father was Henry Charles Moore (1867-1937). Her mother was Eliza Smith (1865-1953).

In May 1919, Thomas and Ethel travelled to Canada. After they arrived in Vancouver in 1919, Thomas had a series of jobs.

1920 Denman Confectionery and Cigar Store.
1921 waiter for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
1922 worked for a building contractor.
1926 doorman at the Capitol Theatre.
1927 waiter for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
1928 to 1936 employee of P. Burns and Company
1937 unknown occupation
1938 not listed under Vancouver names
1939 unknown occupation
1940 to 1941 clerk
1942 to 1945 fitter, North Vancouver Ship Repairs
1946 to 1949 fitter, Pacific Dry Dock
1950 to 1951 waiter
1952 engineer fitter
1953 watchman, Terminal City Club
1954 and 1955 retired

Thomas and Ethel lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1920 986 Denman Street
1921 628 Victoria Drive
1922 1611 Victoria Drive (with Ethel’s parents)
1923 to 1925 not listed under Vancouver names
1926 743 Denman Street
1927 to 1929 607 Hamilton Street
1930 to 1934 1472 Nanaimo Street
1935 2817 Quebec Street
1936 157 West 8th Avenue
1937 45 East 5th Avenue
1938 not listed under Vancouver names
1939 to 1942 number 2, 1520 Venables Street
1942 to 1951 3657 West 1st Avenue
1952 to 1953 5727 St. George Street
1954 4915 Culloden Street
1955 1050 Leroi Street

Thomas and Ethel continued to live in the Vancouver area until the end of the 1960s.

Thomas died in Vancouver on March 1, 1969.

Ethel died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on October 10, 1976.

Thomas and Ethel had the following children.

 

Marion Joan Dudney

Marion Joan Dudney married Kenneth Roy Onions. He was an employee of a series of meat-packing companies. He was born on July 10, 1917, in Readlyn, Saskatchewan. His father was William Onions. His mother was Annie Headley.

Kenneth died in Vancouver on January 5, 1966. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Marion later married Norman Skidmore, who was an upholsterer. He was born in Dundas, Ontario, on January 3, 1910. His father was Joseph Skidmore. His mother was Maria Greenough.

Norman died in Vancouver on April 17, 1977. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

Kenneth and Marion had a daughter, Joan Patricia Onions, who died in Vancouver on April 2, 2015.

 

Betty Dudney

Betty Dudney married Harry Merrick. In the 1960s and 1970s, Harry and Betty were living in Vancouver.

 

Joyce Dudney

Joyce Dudney married Albert Hale. In the 1960s and 1970s, Albert and Joyce lived in Port Angeles, Washington State.

 

Sources

 

Henry Dudney (father of Thomas Ernest Dudney)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N9G-WVC : 1 October 2014), Henry Dudney, 1839; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Greenwich, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQKY-CJL : 30 October 2015), Henry Dudney in household of William Dudney, Woolwich, Kent, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKVL-FYBF : 11 November 2015), Henry Dudney in household of William Dudney, Plumstead, Kent, England; citing Plumstead, Kent, England, p. 39, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MG-GLQQ : 14 January 2016), Henry Dudney in household of Ann Hoosley, Plumstead, London, Kent, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DJL-6K5 : 13 December 2014), Henry Dudney, 1861; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1861, quarter 3, vol. 1D, p. 996, Lewisham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB6P-9T9 : 24 July 2015), Henry Dudney, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6B-JRBW : 6 October 2015), Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London,Kent, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 22, Piece/Folio 755/51, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,392.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q3BP-BPZ : 15 October 2015), Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X986-MKG : 29 August 2015), Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Plumstead East subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWRG-9D2 : 20 January 2015), Henry Dudney, Plumstead, Plumstead S E, London, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JCH-7PP : 31 December 2014), Henry Dudney, 1918; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Woolwich, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Jane Horsley (mother of Thomas Ernest Dudney)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ND4V-DDC : 6 December 2014), Jane Horsley, 24 Nov 1844; citing Chiselhurst, Kent, England, reference item 9 p 84; FHL microfilm 1,042,459.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKB8-RHX : 30 December 2014), Jane Horsley, 24 Nov 1844; citing CHISLEHURST, KENT, ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,042,459.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26WV-Y98 : 13 December 2014), Jane Horsley, 1861; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1861, quarter 3, vol. 1D, p. 996, Lewisham, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB6P-9TS : 24 July 2015), Jane Dudney in entry for Henry Dudney, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6B-JRB4 : 6 October 2015), Jane Dudney in household of Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London,Kent, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 22, Piece/Folio 755/51, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,392.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q3B5-CZM : 15 October 2015), Jane Dudney in household of Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X986-MKP : 29 August 2015), Jane Dudney in household of Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Plumstead East subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWRG-9DL : 20 January 2015), Jane Dudney, Plumstead, Plumstead S E, London, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHD-BQWQ : 4 September 2014), Jane Dudney, 1930; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Woolwich, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Thomas Ernest Dudney

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XT4-HMV : 1 October 2014), Thomas Ernest Dudney, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Woolwich, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q3BR-HPZ : 15 October 2015), Thomas Dudney in household of Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X986-MKY : 29 August 2015), Thomas E Dudney in household of Henry Dudney, Plumstead, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Plumstead East subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWRG-9DP : 20 January 2015), Thomas E Dudney, Plumstead, Plumstead S E, London, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26FD-9G4 : 22 May 2014), Thomas E Dudney and null, 1916; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1916, quarter 4, vol. 9C, p. 715, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGL-YQ2 : 27 December 2014), Thomas Ernest Dudney, May 1919; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4818, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Thomas E. Dudney [indexed as Thomas C. Dednay] Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYF-782 : 30 September 2015), Thomas Ernest Dudney, 1969.

Thomas Ernest Dudney, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 3, 1969, page 30: “Dudney—Thomas Ernest, of 6795 Culloden St., Vancouver, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Ethel; also survived by 3 daughters; Mrs. Kenneth (Marion) Onions; Mrs. Harry (Betty) Merrick, both of Vancouver, and Mrs. Albert (Joyce) Hale of Port Angeles, Wash.; 1 grandson and 5 granddaughters. Private funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. in Boal Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, Rev. Cecil Savage officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined; donations may be sent to the Children’s Hospital, Vancouver. Mr. Dudney was a long time member of the Loyal Order of Moose., Vancouver Lodge No. 888. Arrangements through the Memorial society of B.C. and first Memorial Services Ltd.”

 

Henry Charles Moore (father of Ethel Emily Moore)

1921 Canada Census, Henry C. Moore, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2K-SJY : 30 September 2015), Henry Charles Moore, 1937.

 

Eliza Smith (mother of Ethel Emily Moore)

1921 Canada Census, Eliza Moore in household of Henry C. Moore, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRZ-JNW : 30 September 2015), Eliza Moore, 1953.

Eliza Moore, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 11, 1953, page 27; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yDxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rokNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2406%2C2012130: “Moore—On June 10, 1953, Eliza Moore, of 2649 Eton St., in her 87th year. Survived by 1 son, Frank; 2 daughters, Mrs. T.E. Dudney, Mrs. Doris Kynnersley; 6 grandchildren’ 3 great-grandchildren, all of Vancouver. Service Friday, June 12, 1953, at 3 p.m. from the Bell Funeral Home, 2746 E. Hastings, Rev. R.A. Redman officiating. Cremation—no flowers by request.”

 

Ethel Emily Moore (wife of Thomas Ernest Dudney)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26FF-5Y8 : 22 May 2014), Ethel E Moore and null, 1916; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1916, quarter 4, vol. 9C, p. 715, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census, Ethel E Dudney [indexed as Ethel E. Dednay] in household of Thomas E. Dudney [indexed as Thomas C. Dednay] Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Ward 4, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL13-B2G : 30 September 2015), Ethel Emily Dudney, 1976.

Ethel Dudney, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 12, 1976, page 37; Vancouver Sun, October 12, 1976, page 62: “Dudney—Ethel of North Burnaby, B.C., on Oxctober 10, 1976, at age of 86 years. Survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Doris Kynnersley of Vancouver, 3 daughters, Marion (Mrs. Norman Skidmore) of White Rock, Betty (Mrs. Harry Merrick) of North Burnaby and Mrs. Joyce Hale of port Angeles, Wash.; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; also a member of Women of the Moose, Vancouver Local 130 and College of Regents. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday, October 13 at 12:30 PM in the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet road, North Vancouver. Arrangements through Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Department, 4000 W. 11th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.”

 

Marion Joan Dudney (daughter of Thomas Ernest Dudney)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYB-3NM : 30 September 2015), Kenneth Roy Onions, 1966.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1L-157 : 30 September 2015), Norman Skidmore, 1977.

 

Joan Patricia Onions (daughter of Kenneth Roy Onions and Marion Joan Dudney)

Joan Patricia Petofalvi, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 11, 2015; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?n=joan-patricia-petofalvi&pid=174610686: “Joan Patricia Petofalvi (née Onions) passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015 at St.John Hospice in Vancouver after a brief battle with cancer. Forever remembered for her grace, kindness, humor & love of homemaking. She is now with the Lord and survived by her loving husband of 45 years Tomi, daughter Katherine, sons Andrew & Steven (Megan), grandson Logan, mother Marion Skidmore (née Dudney), cousins & close friends.

 

Joyce Dudney (daughter of Thomas Ernest Dudney)

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCS2-T83 : 8 December 2015), Albert Hale in entry for H R Hale, 1930. (possible connection)

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K99N-K7T : 17 May 2014), Albert Hale in household of Harry Hale, Port Angeles, Port Angeles Election Precinct 24, Clallam, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 5-57, sheet 3B, family 64, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4333. (possible connection)

Port Angeles Evening News, Port Angeles, Washington, January 4, 1966, page 11: “The Albert A. Hale family of 212 E. 11th St., has been selected as the Port Angeles Yacht and Outboard Motorboat Club’s “Boating Family” and a nominee for Northwest Boating Family of the Year,, The Northwest Boating Family of the Year will be named, on opening night of the 1966 Seattle National Boat Show, Jan. 15. Albert and Joyce Hale have three young daughters, Barbara, 13, Nancy, 8, and Susan, 4. The entire Hale family Is active in boating,, Hale has served as steward of the Port Angeles Yacht and Outboard Motorboat Club and has been elected secretary for 1966o Mrs. Hale is active in the club’s auxiliary. The Hales all share enthusiasm for boating and spend many weekends on their 35- foot cruiser.”

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJVM-N7LR : 16 May 2014), Albert A Hale, Residence, Port Angeles, Washington, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

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