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Family of Albert Charles FOOT and Winifred M DOPSON

Husband: Albert Charles FOOT (1893-1972)
Wife: Winifred M DOPSON (1892-1989)
Children: Morley FOOT ( - )
Dennis FOOT ( - )
Marriage Q3 1918 Hungerford, Berkshire1,2

Husband: Albert Charles FOOT

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Albert Charles FOOT

Name: Albert Charles FOOT
Sex: Male
Father: William Henry FOOT (bef1853- )
Mother: Alice DUBERRY (c. 1856- )
Birth 6 Mar 1893 59 Thornhill Rd., Leyton, Essex1,3
Religion Presbyterian1
Death Apr 1972 (age 79)1

Wife: Winifred M DOPSON

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Winifred M DOPSON

Name: Winifred M DOPSON1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 10 May 1892 Kinkbury, Berkshire1
Death 13 May 1989 (age 97) Winnipeg, Canada1

Child 1: Morley FOOT

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Morley FOOT

Name: Morley FOOT1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Shirley ? ( - )

Child 2: Dennis FOOT

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Dennis FOOT

Name: Dennis FOOT1
Sex: Male

Note on Husband: Albert Charles FOOT - shared note

" ... Now to the Foot story; When I went home for my mum's funeral last April, dad mentioned that a Foot had emigrated to Canada, he thought in the early twenties.

His name was Albert Foot, was a magician and his stage name was Albert Leyton.

Dad said he had lived in Toronto. He then changed the subject.

After the funeral, I met for the first time my cousin Bob Bowman's widow Jeanne. We got to talking about Canada and she said that her late father-in-law (John Bowman) had corresponded with a Shirley Foot in Winnipeg, and Jeanne thought she was one of our "Foots", she said she would give my sister the address.

I had just about forgotten about Albert Foot, then dad died in August, again I went home.

Jeanne was at the funeral and as she was leaving gave me an envelope and said it was Shirley Foot's address.

The funeral reception was held at my sisters home, and when every one had left. I opened up the address, yes it had Shirley's address and a notation that Shirley Foot was the widow of Morley Foot who was a son of Albert Foot. and Albert was May's (my dad's sister) uncle!

Dad has never mentioned an uncle in Canada, one would have thought he would have when we decided to emigrate to Canada.

What I had a hard time with, was the way he said a "Foot" not an uncle or his mother's brother!

Once we were back home I phoned Shirley Foot, she is a delightful lady. Unfortunately didn't know very much about the Foot family as Albert didn't speak of family, (that sounds familiar!)

She did know that Albert came to Canada about 1912, he joined the Canadian Army in 1916 and he was badly injured, lost the sight in one eye, and a hand was almost blown off, this was in the Battle of Paschendale.

I guess he was invalided to England,where he married a Winifred Dopson in 1918.

They moved to Winnipeg in 1919 and Albert became a magician, Winnie persuaded Albert to change his name to Ken, and so his stage name was Ken Leyton, for Leyton where he was born.

His profession was a storeman for the Canadian Northern Railway.

Albert never returned to England. ... "

 

" ... I don't think I gave you a date for Albert Foot's death.

Not sure of the date but it was April 1972 ... "

Note on Wife: Winifred M DOPSON - shared note

" ... he married a Winifred Dopson in 1918. They moved to Winnipeg in 1919 and Albert became a magician, Winnie persuaded Albert to change his name to Ken, and so his stage name was Ken Leyton, for Leyton where he was born ..."

 

" ... Winnie was born May 10 1892 in Kinkbury, Berkshire, and died 13 May 1989. Winnipeg, Canada ... "

Sources

1"Email from Joan Grisley nee Craner,".
Text From Source: Information given in an Email from Joan Grisley nee Craner, grandaughter of Arthur James Craner to Graham Hoadly
Graham Hoadly.
2"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Marriages Sep 1918 (>99%)
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Dopson Winifred M Foot Hungerford 2c 729
Foot Albert C Dopson Hungerford 2c 729
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
3Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Jun 1893 (>99%)
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Foot Albert Charles Stepney 1c 408