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Edward Duckworth
Ann Duckworth
Richard Hoskin
Ann Brown
(1824-Abt 1910)
Thomas Henry Duckworth
Jane Hoskin

May Duckworth


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May Duckworth

  • Born: 2 Feb 1892, #40 Johnston Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 23 May 1981, Toronto, Ontario aged 89

bullet   Another name for May was Ducky.


bullet  General Information:

The following information about Mae Duckworth was given by Carla Salvador:


Duckie was born May Duckworth on February 2, 1892. Her mother was Jane
Hoskin and her father was James (I think) Duckworth. Her mother and my
great-grandmother Dickinson (born Mary Grace Hoskin) were sisters. Jane
died in or shortly before 1900 and her father was unable to care for her
properly. In 1900 Mary Grace was on one of her many trips back to England
and she went to Blackburn, Lancashire, and scooped up Duckie and brought
her back here. She was raised pretty much as a younger child of the family
-- I saw her named as May Dickinson on a 1902 photo with my grandmother
Margaret Anne Dickinson. However, Mary Grace ran a boarding house and
needed lots of hands to help with the work, so Duckie was also treated more
or less like a maid. She had a job at Simpsons but continued to live with
"Auntie" and "Uncle" until Auntie died in August 1914. At that point she
and Uncle moved in with my grandparents at Bain Avenue and then later at
Hillhurst. Duckie continued to live with various family members, including
your grandparents when your Dad was young, and finally went to live with
another Hoskin cousin named Arthur Perkin in 1934. They lived on Cameron
Avenue near Sheppard and Yonge, which was pretty far out in those days.
Arthur was a widower with a handicapped and mentally challenged daughter. He had a tiny house and also lived with his brother Dick. Duckie looked after
Dorothy until she got too big for Duckie to manage (Duckie was only 4'11")
and the child went to a facility in Orillia. Duckie continued to stay
there and "kept house" for Arthur and Dick. Arthur died in 1954 at age 79
and Duckie and Dick continued to live there. Dick went into a nursing home
when he was over 90 (around 1970) and died at about age 92. Duckie stayed
at Cameron Avenue until about 1978 and then moved to Bendale Acres. She
died in May 1981 at age 89.

bullet  Research Information:

According to May's date book, she left England with her Aunt Mary on September 19, 1901 aboard the S.S. Tinition (Tenition?) and arrived in Toronto on September 29, 1901.

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