Friday, August 22, 2008

Dorothy May Evans

This is a brief biographical sketch of my grandmother, Dorothy May Evans, 1903 - 1981.

Dorothy May Evans was born 24 August 1903 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England. She was the daughter of Robert B. Evans and Edith Whitehouse.

May was not quite two years of age, when she and her family immigrated to Canada in 1905. They settled in Acton, Ontario. In 1916, they family moved to Toronto.

In 1927, when May was 24 years old, she and her older sister, Edie, went on holiday. They were travelling back to their homeland. On board the S.S. Empress of France, May met a handsome man. His name was Joseph Brinley George.

On 28 March 1931, May was married to Brin in Toronto. They honeymooned in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Upon their return, they resided in Windsor, Ontario. May had given up her job as a secretary when she married Brin. She was now a housewife.

In 1935, May and Brin were blessed with the birth of their first child, Robert David. In 1946, a daughter, was born. May and Brin named her Edith Ann.

On 13 August 1974, May became a Canadian Citizen.

On 20 August 1981, May died. She was buried 22 August 1981.

This entry was posted to meet one of the requirements for the Genea-blogger Group Games. A more detailed account of Dorothy May Evans will be forthcoming in the fall.