Agnes Fanny Searle1

F, #19835, d. 10 September 1943
     Agnes Fanny Searle married Sir Richard Carnac Temple Bart. on 18 March 1880.1 Agnes Fanny Searle died on 10 September 1943.1

Child of Agnes Fanny Searle and Sir Richard Carnac Temple Bart.

Citations

  1. [S393] John Bernard Burke, Burke's Peerage, 107th edition., p. 3866.

Cynthia Searles1

F, #26324, b. 31 January 1916, d. 12 February 2004
     Cynthia Searles was born on 31 January 1916 in Detroit, Michigan.2 She was the daughter of John Rumney Searles and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall.1 Cynthia Searles died on 12 February 2004 in St. Augustine, Florida, at the age of 88.2,3

TAEUSCH Cynthia Searles Taeusch died peacefully on the morning of February 12, 2004 at Glenmoor Health Center in St. Augustine. Born January 31st, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan, Cynthia was married to Frederick Taeusch in Kittery Point, Maine and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 1977. Cynthia is survived by her husband of 58 years, Captain Frederick L. Taeusch, United States Navy, Retired, two sons, Carl and John, and her brother, John R. Searles, Jr., and sister, Elizabeth Searles Gibson.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Evening Star, Washington (DC), 3 October 1957.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL), 15 February 2004.
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

David Sewall Searles1

M, #24720, b. 29 April 1922, d. 15 November 1977
     David Sewall Searles was born on 29 April 1922 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.2 He was the son of John Rumney Searles and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall.3 David Sewall Searles died on 15 November 1977 in Broward County, Florida, at the age of 55.4

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.

Elisabeth Sewall Searles

F, #24719, b. 19 October 1920, d. 30 August 2005
     Elisabeth Sewall Searles was born on 19 October 1920 in Detroit, Michigan.1 She was the daughter of John Rumney Searles and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall.2 Elisabeth Sewall Searles died on 30 August 2005 at the age of 84.

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901

James H. Searles1

M, #21222
     James H. Searles married Eloise Rumney.1

Child of James H. Searles and Eloise Rumney

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, New York Marriages, 1686-1980.

James Harvey Searles1

M, #24721, b. 11 July 1918, d. 10 December 1919
     James Harvey Searles was born on 11 July 1918 in Detroit.1 He was the son of John Rumney Searles and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall.1 James Harvey Searles died on 10 December 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 1.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950.

John Rumney Searles1

M, #21221, b. 27 April 1873, d. 24 October 1928
     John Rumney Searles was born on 27 April 1873 in Rome, Oneida County, New York.2 He was the son of James H. Searles and Eloise Rumney.1 John Rumney Searles married Elizabeth Quincy Sewall, daughter of Edmund Quincy Sewall and Catherine Norton Smith, on 10 November 1909 in Trinity Church, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.1,3 At the time of his wedding he is assistant president of the Detroit Copper and Brass Company.3 John Rumney Searles died on 24 October 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 55.4

Children of John Rumney Searles and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, New York Marriages, 1686-1980.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Rome Daily Sentinel, 10 November 1909.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Evening Star, Washington (DC), 3 October 1957.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Evening Star, Washington (DC), 3 October 1957.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901

John Rumney Searles Jr.1

M, #26323, b. 14 October 1912, d. 22 October 2005
     John Rumney Searles Jr. was born on 14 October 1912 in Detroit. He was the son of John Rumney Searles and Elizabeth Quincy Sewall.1 John Rumney Searles Jr. died on 22 October 2005 in Vicar's Landing, Florida, at the age of 93.2

SEARLES John Rumney Searles, Jr., died peacefully Friday, October 22, 2005, at Vicar's Landing at 93 years of age.
He was dedicated to his wife, Lee, his family and friends. John, a long time city planner, had remarkable social skills and was a gifted facilitator. He could bring people of differing opinions together to insure the success of project. He was committed to civic and government concerns. He was an active churchman and instrumental in the founding of Vicar's Landing and the Memorial Garden at Christ Episcopal Church. He will be remembered as a man of integrity and honesty.
John was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 14, 1912. He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1934 and his M.A. from Wayne State University in 1940. Upon graduation he was on the staff of the Detroit Bureau of Government Research responsible for a number of studies on municipal finance and a major report on the Intelligence Testing of Police Officers. He served five years in the United States Army.
During the war years he met Leota Dell Johnson, "Lee", they married on July 3, 1943. John directed the Washington D.C. Redevelopment Land Agency; during his tenure the Agency undertook projects in our nation's Capital with the aim of eliminating slums; it was pioneering in procedures for urban renewal. Prior to that appointment, he was with the Housing and Home Finance Agency in Washington D.C. (now the Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD). He and Lee relocated to Syracuse, NY where he accepted the position of Executive Vice President and later, Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Development Association - MDA. The MDA is an association of business and professionals with specific projects to enhance the economy and the quality of life in Syracuse and central New York state.
After retirement, John and Lee relocated to Ponte Vedra, Florida where he continued to be an active and dedicated public servants. John served as the part-time Executive Director of the Jacksonville Beach Redevelopment Agency and was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors at Vicar's Landing. John was always an active volunteer. He was President of the National Association of Housing and Urban Renewal and the Central New York chapter of the American Society for Public Administration; and on the Board of the National Housing Conference. John was a member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Renewal Division of ACTION, later Urban American, the national organization to stimulate urban improvement. He was Chair of the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency and the Onondaga County Fair Employment Practices Board, which dealt with the improvement of Affirmative Action Programs.
In 1956 Searles received the Rockefeller Public Service Award for distinguished public service which enable him and his family to spend nine months in Europe studying the replanning and rebuilding of European cities which had been damaged during the war. John received the certificate of Merit Award from the District of Columbia in 1961 and the Princeton University Class of 1934 Award from Outstanding Achievement in 1971. He also received awards from the D.C. Civitans and the Washington Central Labor Council. He has lectured at Syracuse, Princeton, Rutgers, American, George Washington, and other universities. He was a consultant on city development to Detroit, Michigan; Bagdad, Iraq; Athens, Greece, Lorain, Ohio; Utica, New York; and other cities. He has written articles on urban development and housing in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Family members include his wife, Lee; daughter Elisabeth Searles and husband, Richard Friedberg; son, John Searles and wife, Meg Oleson; son, James and wife, Cindy Searles; grandchildren, John Friedberg, Emily Friedberg, Jenny and Sam Hui, Matt Searles and Owen Searles; brother-in-law, Frederick L. Taeusch; nephews and nieces and countless friends and colleagues. Services will be held to celebrate John's life on Wednesday, November 9th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 with the Reverend Joan Bryan and the Reverend Deacon Jo Hoskins, officiating.2

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Evening Star, Washington (DC), 3 October 1957.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL), 1 November 2005.

Mary Sears1

F, #13158, d. 1702
     Mary Sears was born in England.2 She married Hon. Edward Tyng circa 1639 they had 10 children.2 Mary Sears died in 1702 in Dunstable, Massachusetts.2

Child of Mary Sears and Hon. Edward Tyng

Citations

  1. [S155] Richard Gookin, Gookin family, p. 30.
  2. [S182] Elizabeth Cabot & James Jackson Putnam Putnam, Jackson ancestors and descendants, p. 14.

Mary Sears1

F, #16485
     Mary Sears married Judge Edward Tyng. Mary Sears was born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.1

Child of Mary Sears and Judge Edward Tyng

Citations

  1. [S274] Brother Anthony of Padua, The Tyng family, p. 9.

Thomas Sears1

M, #22501, d. before 1663
     Thomas Sears married Mary Hilton on 11 December 1656 in Newbury, Massachusetts.2 Thomas Sears died before 1663 in Newbury, Massachusetts.

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910.

Dr. John Seaver1,2

M, #3714, b. 22 February 1730, d. 26 December 1760
     A physician in Kingston.3 Dr. John Seaver was born on 22 February 1730.3 He graduated in 1749 from Harvard.1 He married Judith Cooper, daughter of Rev. William Cooper D.D. and Judith Sewall, on 13 December 1753 The marriage was performed by the Rev. Samuel Cooper.1,4 Dr. John Seaver died on 26 December 1760 at the age of 30.1

Child of Dr. John Seaver and Judith Cooper

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1089.
  2. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 16733.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 26 p. 307.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 41 p. 390.

Judith Seaver1

F, #15274, b. January 1755, d. 7 April 1759
     Judith Seaver was born in January 1755 in Kingston ?, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Dr. John Seaver and Judith Cooper.1 Judith Seaver died on 7 April 1759 at the age of 4.2

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 26 p. 307.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 44 p. 55.

Frank H. Seavey1

M, #22561

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996.

Alman Seddon

F, #21621
     The marriage of Alman Seddon and Charles Evans was registered in the quarter ending December 1881 in the Birkenhead registration district.

Child of Alman Seddon and Charles Evans

Robert Sedgwick1

M, #6744, b. 1611, d. 24 May 1656
     Robert Sedgwick. Puritan, merchant, soldier and adventurer. He was born in 1611 in Woburn, Bedfordshire.1 He was the son of William Sedgwick and Elizabeth Howe.1,2 Sedgwick's deep Puritan convictions led him to New England at the age of 24, after a brief mercantile career in London, where he was a member of one of the militia companies. He resided in Massachusetts from 1636 to 1653, held several political offices, helped build its militia, and became major-general of the colony in 1652. As a merchant he pioneered in the development of the New England fishery and invested in several local enterprises.

In 1653-54 Sedgwick visited England, then at war with the Dutch. Because New Haven had petitioned Cromwell to reduce her rival, New Netherland, Sedgwick was sent to New England to organize an expedition against the Dutch colony, but news of peace overtook him in Boston. Since his commission from Cromwell of 8 Feb. 1653/54, as general of the fleet and commander-in-chief of all the New England coast, authorized him to make reprisals against French commerce for attacks on English vessels by French privateers commissioned by princes Rupert and Charles, he resolved to use this power to secure the rich fur-trading and fishing resources of Acadia for New England and the Protectorate.

Charles De Saint-Etienne de La Tour controlled Acadia at this time, but his defences were weak. He had outlasted his rival, Charles de Menou d'Aulnay, only to suffer attack by d'Aulnay's creditor, the La Rochelle merchant Emmanuel Le Borgne. Sedgwick left Boston on 4 July 1654 with 170 men in three ships and a ketch. In ten days he reached the Saint John River where he found La Tour in his fort. Three days later La Tour and 70 fighting men surrendered. On 31 July Sedgwick's expedition sailed to Port-Royal (now Annapolis Royal, N.S.) Sedgwick was ambushed but Won and took the fort. He then sailed to Pentagouet on the Penobscot, which he took on 2 September. He plundered the forts of their goods to the value of about £10,000. Early in September he was back in Boston; the General Court of Massachusetts ordered a thanksgiving for 20 September. His son-in-law, Major John Leverett, was appointed military governor of Acadia and Sedgwick left for England, taking La Tour with him.

Cromwell welcomed Sedgwick because possession of Acadia provided additional bargaining power in negotiating with France. The Protectorate agreed to recognize La Tour's title to Nova Scotia under his grant from Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, if he would undertake to reimburse Sedgwick for the cost of the conquest, nearly £1,800. This led La Tour to sell his rights to Sir Thomas Temple and Col. William Crowne, who became proprietors of Nova Scotia for the next 14 years. Sedgwick was rewarded with command of an expedition to reinforce William Penn and Robert Venables against the Spanish in the West Indies. Ultimately Cromwell appointed him supreme military commander in Jamaica but Sedgwick died shortly after receiving the commission.1 Robert Sedgwick died on 24 May 1656.1

Child of Robert Sedgwick

Citations

  1. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. I. p. 604 article by William I. Roberts, 3rd.
  2. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. I. p. 604.

Sarah Sedgwick1

F, #6743, b. circa 1630, d. 1704
     Sarah Sedgwick was born circa 1630.2 She was the daughter of Robert Sedgwick.3 Sarah Sedgwick married Governor Sir John Leverett, son of Thomas Leverett and Anne Fitche, in 1647.1 Sarah Sedgwick died in 1704.2

Children of Sarah Sedgwick and Governor Sir John Leverett

Citations

  1. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. I. p. 474.
  2. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 2191.
  3. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. I. p. 604 article by William I. Roberts, 3rd.

William Sedgwick1

M, #6745
     William Sedgwick married Elizabeth Howe.2

Child of William Sedgwick and Elizabeth Howe

Citations

  1. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. I. p. 604.
  2. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. I. p. 604 article by William I. Roberts, 3rd.

Muriel Sedley1

F, #20645
     Muriel Sedley married Brampton Gurdon.1

Child of Muriel Sedley and Brampton Gurdon

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 12.

(unknown) Sedney1

F, #16889
     (unknown) Sedney married Walter Harman.1

Child of (unknown) Sedney and Walter Harman

Citations

  1. [S295] William Camden, The Visitation of Warwick in 1619, p. 105.

Alice Caroline Seely1

F, #21731, b. 18 June 1870
     Alice Caroline Seely was born on 18 June 1870 in St. John, New Brunswick.1 She married Frederick William Stevens on 8 December 1904 in New York.1

Child of Alice Caroline Seely and Frederick William Stevens

Citations

  1. [S576] Eugene R. Stevens, Erasmus Stevens, p. 39.
  2. [S576] Eugene R. Stevens, Erasmus Stevens, p. 40.

Ellen de Segrave1

F, #13534

Child of Ellen de Segrave and William de Ferrers, 1st Lord of Groby

Citations

  1. [S135] George Edward Cokayne, Complete peerage, V p. 344.

Sir John de Segrave, of Chacombe (Northants), Lord Segrave1

M, #13535
     Sir John de Segrave, of Chacombe (Northants), Lord Segrave married Christine de Plessey, daughter of Sir Hugh de Plessey, of Hooknorton and Kidlington.

Child of Sir John de Segrave, of Chacombe (Northants), Lord Segrave and Christine de Plessey

Citations

  1. [S135] George Edward Cokayne, Complete peerage, V p. 344.

Albert Edward Seifert1

M, #19086, b. 29 May 1863, d. 1923
     Albert Edward Seifert was born on 29 May 1863 in Québec.2 He married Ruth Isabel Gale.1 Albert Edward Seifert died in 1923.3

Child of Albert Edward Seifert and Ruth Isabel Gale

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Québec (Presbyterian) (Québec (Chalmer`s Church)), 1938.
  2. [S226] 1901 Canadian Census.
  3. [S522] Gordon A. Morley and William J. Park, Mount Hermon Cemetery, U23.

Constance Irene Seifert1

F, #2025, b. 28 July 1912, d. 8 April 1959
     Constance Irene Seifert was born on 28 July 1912 in Québec.2 She was the daughter of Albert Edward Seifert and Ruth Isabel Gale.3 Constance Irene Seifert was baptised on 16 April 1914 at Wesleyan Methodist Church, Québec.4 She married Francis Reginald Neilson-Sewell, son of William John Neilson and Francis Eleanor Hatt, on 8 October 1938 in 116 St. Cyrille Street, Québec.3 Constance Irene Seifert died on 8 April 1959 in Portneuf at the age of 46.2

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S522] Gordon A. Morley and William J. Park, Mount Hermon Cemetery, U23.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Québec (Presbyterian) (Québec (Chalmer`s Church)), 1938.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Québec (Methodist) (Québec (Wesleyan Methodist Church)), 1912-1914.

Leo Bernhard Selberg1

M, #26192, b. 18 May 1896, d. June 1979
     Leo Bernhard Selberg was born on 18 May 1896 in Boden, Svartbyn, Sweden.1,2 He married Queene Helena Center, daughter of Harrison L. Center and Clara Ehnstedt, on 10 September 1921 in Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.1 Leo Bernhard Selberg died in June 1979 in Kansas at the age of 83.3

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935.
  2. [S89] Family Search, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Aimee Vaughan Selby1,2

F, #20050, b. 1867
     Aimee Vaughan Selby was born in 1867 in New Zealand.1,3 She was the daughter of Prideaux Selby and Rose Anne Wise.1 Aimee Vaughan Selby married Edward Theodore Wise on 10 November 1886 in St. Saviour's Church, Croydon.2

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Nov 12, 1886.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz

Squadron Leader Cuthbert William Prideaux Selby1,2,3

M, #20040, b. 3 March 1898, d. 27 August 1943
     Squadron Leader Cuthbert William Prideaux Selby was baptised on 3 March 1898 at Teynham, Kent.1,4 He was the son of Prideaux George Selby O.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. and Elizabeth Mary Alice Eastty M.B.E.1 He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West Kent Regiment and served in the Royal Flying Corps. He was in France in 1915. He was made a prisoner of war but reached Berne in 1916.2,5 Squadron Leader Cuthbert William Prideaux Selby married Joan Sutherland, daughter of D.H. Sutherland, on 21 August 1940.6 Squadron Leader Cuthbert William Prideaux Selby died on 27 August 1943 at the age of 45 on board HMS Egret which was sunk by a German glide bomb. He was at that time a Squadron Leader of the RAF Volunteer Reserve and part of the signals intelligence establishment dealing with Enigma intercepts.7,8

Citations

  1. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-192.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, East Kent Gazette, 4 August 1950.
  4. [S606] Findmypast.com, Kent Baptisms.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/…
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx
  7. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://warsailors.com/forum/read.php?1,41005,41039#msg-41039.
  8. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Aug 27, 1945.

Daphne Irvine Prideaux Selby OBE, JP

F, #169, b. 25 July 1920, d. 18 November 2004
     Daphne Irvine Prideaux Selby OBE, JP was born on 25 July 1920 in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Captain Roger Prideaux Selby D.S.O., R.N. and Elizabeth May Stirling.1 Daphne Irvine Prideaux Selby OBE, JP married Dr. John Gask BM, BCh, son of Professor George Ernest Gask M.D., CMG, DSO, M.A., FRCS and Ada Alexandra Crombie, on 31 July 1945 in Holy Trinity, Brompton Road, London. Daphne Irvine Prideaux Selby OBE, JP died on 18 November 2004 in Plymouth, Devon, at the age of 84. Her obituary in The Independent newspaper of 23 November 2004 reads:

Dilly Gask

Magistrate and charity worker who combined family life with public service


23 November 2004

Daphne Irvine Prideaux Selby, magistrate and public servant: born Edinburgh 25 July 1920; OBE 1976; Vice-Chairman, Central Council of Probation and After-Care Committees 1977-80; Chairman, Shropshire Probation and After-Care Committee 1978-80; member, Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure 1978-80; Assistant Secretary, International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates 1979-86, honorary member 1986-2004; member of council, Nacro 1982-2004; married 1945 John Gask (one son, one daughter); died Plymouth 18 November 2004.

Dilly Gask was one of that diminishing band of talented women who made their mark through unpaid work, while also supporting her husband (a GP), children and friends. At the time of her death, aged 84, she was still active in Nacro (the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) and was working to complete an MA.

She was born Daphne Selby in Edinburgh in 1920, but was always known as "Dilly". Schooled at St Trinnean's, Edinburgh, and in Switzerland, she later used her fluent French to enhance the work of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, where she was Assistant Secretary, 1979-86, and a member of the general committee from 1986 until her death.

Her early Second World War experience, as a Third Officer in the WRNS, where she oversaw the ship repairs going into Glasgow docks, made her a capable organiser and a reliable colleague: ready to listen but also to take decisions. Her WRNS commission also brought her the most important addition to her life when she met the naval surgeon Lt John Gask - they were married in 1945.

A magistrate from 1952, first in Shropshire and later in London, Dilly Gask served on the council of the Magistrates' Association from 1968 (and its executive from 1976) to 1980, was Chairman of the Shropshire Probation and After-Care Committee 1978-80 (and a member for 20 years) and was on the executive committee of the Probation and After-Care Committees, 1964-80 (with three years as its Vice-Chairman).

Through this work, Gask was appointed to the Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure in 1978 and was influential in its 1981 report which led to the setting up of the Crown Prosecution Service and the introduction of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. Appointed OBE in 1976 for her international judicial work, she also found time to serve on the Shropshire County Council, 1965-77, and as Vice-Chairman of the West Midlands Regional Sports Council from 1970 until 1977; meanwhile, in 1979, she took an Open University BA.

After she and her husband moved to Cawsand in Cornwall in the 1980s, when she was already of normal retirement age, Dilly Gask effectively started a second career which included 23 years as a volunteer to the Citizens' Advice Bureau in Saltash (given up only two years ago when she embarked on an MA in naval history at Exeter University), chair of Anwyl Close (a residential sanctuary for ex- offenders) and, at the national level, on Nacro's council from 1982 until her death.

None of this describes Dilly Gask's other huge achievement - of being a "doer" in everything she tackled. With a young son and few toys available after the Second World War, she simply learnt woodwork and made him toys. Her love of plants and photography meshed beautifully in her artful photographs. She created - from a wilderness - a beautiful sea-sprayed garden at the happy home in which she and John welcomed friends from the UK and abroad.

Their golden wedding was celebrated in July 1995 on a boat on the Tamar filled to the gunwales with friends. Had she lived another year, their diamond anniversary would have been a fitting celebration of a truly remarkable partnership.

Dianne Hayter.

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Mar 18, 1918.

Dorothy Selby1

F, #20053, b. circa 1878
     Dorothy Selby was born circa 1878 in Victoria, Australia.1 She was the daughter of Prideaux Selby and Rose Anne Wise.1

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.