Dunell, Basil (1885-1977)

Basil Dunell lived at 1835 Pendrell Street from 1920 to about 1925.

He was an electrical engineer who worked for the British Columbia Electric Railway.

 

Early Life

Basil Dunell was born on March 8, 1885, in Fulham, London, England. His parents were George Robert Dunell (1847-1907), and Catherine Robinson Thompson. George Dunellwas an engineer and writer.

Basil was still living with his parents in England in 1901. He appears to have come to North America by about 1910; he spent some time in Michigan.

 

To Vancouver

In 1914, Basil was a witness at the wedding of his brother, Bernard, in Vancouver.

 

Military Service

Basil was a temporary second lieutenant with the Corps of Royal Engineers in the British military during the First World War.

 

Marriage to Elizabeth Allan

In 1918, in Brentford district, Middlesex, England, he married Elizabeth Dodd Allan. She was born on January 31, 1883, in Ontario. Her parents were Thomas Allan and Sarah Dodd. (She was a sister of Joseph Dodd Allan, who lived at 1860 Comox Street from 1911 to 1914).

 

Life in British Columbia

By 1920, Basil and Elizabeth were living at 1835 Pendrell Street, where they stayed until about 1925. They later lived in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on January 13, 1960. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Elizabeth Dodd Dunell - death notice - Vancouver Sun - January 15 1960 - page 37 - column 3

Vancouver Sun, January 15, 1960, page 37, column 3.

Basil died in Vancouver on March 14, 1977. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Basil Dunell - death notice - Vancouver Sun - March 16 1977 - page 52 - column 4

Vancouver Sun, March 16, 1977, page 52, column 4.

 

Basil and Elizabeth had one son, Basil Anderson Dunell (1923-2005). He went to Princeton University, where he graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1949.

 

Basil Dunell - death notice - Vancouver Province - December 28 2005 - page C31 - column 2

Vancouver Province, December 28, 2005, page C31, column 2.

 

Basil’s brother, Bernard Dunell (1881-1948), was a mechanical engineer who lived in Vancouver.

 

Sources

George Robert Dunell (father of Basil Dunell)

George Robert Dunnell (1847-1907), engineer and writer, http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/George_Robert_Dunnell

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“England and Wales Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SG5V-FG8 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George R Dunell, 1851.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M7P2-FJH : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George R Dunell, 1861.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VB6M-RQH : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George Robert Dunell in entry for Amelia Maria Berkley, 1871.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D5G-CNS : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George Robert Dunell, 1878.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3GQ-SY8 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George R Dunell, 1881.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QDKH-4W2 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George R Dunell, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X968-6R8 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George R Dunell, 31 Mar 1901.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JN9D-FWY : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George Robert Dunell, 27 Sep 1904; citing Kaiser Wilhelm II, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

“England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NBV-VFG : accessed 28 Feb 2014), George Robert Dunell, 1907.

 

Basil Dunell

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ5S-968 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Basil Dunell, 05 Mar 1885.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XGK-ZNY : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Basil Dunell, 1885.

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“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X968-6RF : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Basil Dunell, 31 Mar 1901.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLP2-645 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Basil Dunell in household of Joe Prior, Battle Creek Ward 4, Calhoun, Michigan, United States; citing sheet , family 85, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374653.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPSL-CJQ : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Basil Dunell, 1910.

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British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1977-09-004450, Basil Dunell.

Basil Dunell, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 16, 1977, page 35; Vancouver Sun, March 16, 1977, page 52.

 

Elizabeth Dodd Allan (wife of Basil Dunell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRS-D9J : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Elizabeth Dodd Dunell, 1960.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1960-09-001594, Elizabeth Dodd Dunell.

Elizabeth Dodd Dunell, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 15, 1960, page 26; Vancouver Sun, January 15, 1960, page 37.

 

Basil Anderson Dunell (son of Basil Dunell)

Basil Dunell, death notice, Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, December 28, 2005.

 

Bernard Dunell (brother of Basil Dunell)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JSDM-6BD : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell, 02 Oct 1881.

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“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QDKH-JZM : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X968-6RX : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell, 31 Mar 1901.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QSL-4MY : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dun?Ell, 1909.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLJ-V66 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell, 1911.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZN-7QZ : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell and Lilla Florence Jenkinson, 1914.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1914-09-074020, Bernard Dunell and Lilla Florence Jenkinson.

“Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KF68-B2P : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell, 1931.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XGR1-56V : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Bernard Dunell, 1940.

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British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1948-09-006422, Bernard Dunell.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTX-727 : accessed 28 Feb 2014), Lilla Florence Dunell, 1963.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1963-09-004006, Lilla Florence Dunell.

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