|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1904, England|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1986, USA|
Dulcie Ellen Jay was born 17 August 1904 at Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, England, daughter of Daniel and Amanda (Chatfield) Jay.
Dulcie's siblings were
Charles Frederick Jay, born 21 March 1902 at Wickham Market, Suffolk, England
Charles married Josephine Dodds in 1942, settled in Cherry Valley, Ontario and
died 23 February 1985.
William Alfred Arthur Jay, born 2 June 1903 at Wickham Market, Suffolk
Bill married Clara Tomlinson in 1929 and settled in Hamilton, Ontario.
He had two daughters, Patricia and Sylvia.
Bill died 29 January 1981.
Grace Amanda Jay born June quarter 1906, died 1906
Muriel Kate E. Jay, born 23 October 1907 at Heavitree, Devon
Muriel married Mr. Threlfall, lived in Malta and then settled in Cromer, England.
Muried died October 19, 1902 at age 94.
Mirium Ivy Jay, born December quarter 1908 at Heavitree, died 1908.
Dulcie had step-siblings when her mother married second, Thomas Treleaven
Twins Yvonne and Thomas William Treleaven, born 24 March 1913 at Devonport.
Valetta Olivia Winifried Florence Treleaven born 1 July 1918 at St. Auburn, Devonport.
Dulcie's parents were divorced. She and her brothers lived with her maternal grandmother, Olivia Chatfield in a cottage on Goldsmith Street, Heavitree. Her father, Daniel, emigrated to Canada in 1912 to establish a home there. He brought Dulcie and William (Bill) to Canada in 1919 on the S. S. Grampion. Dulcie was unhappy about leaving England and settling in Quebec, Canada where the "snow was up to the horses' bellies". Dulcie kept house for her father and helpers at the Clark farm in Quebec. Her father then bought a farm in Picton, Ontario, and married Annie White Williams, a widow he had met in England during the war.
In England, Dulcie had worked at a post office and apprenticed at Whipple Brothers, a company that sold hand embroidered linens to churches all over the world. She got a job in Canada caring for two children of the Ross family in Windsor, Ontario, and later became a dental assistant. Dulcie roomed with Rose Baker. She married Rose's brother, Walter Baker 19 August 1925 at Picton, Ontario, Canada.
They first lived in Windsor, Ontario where Walter worked for the John Deere Company, then in the auto industry and finally for Peerless Weighing Machine Company. Walter was assigned to Philadelphia and then to the Massachusetts area where he was in charge of the New England district.
A son, Robert Jay Baker was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
A daughter, Barbara Ann was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dulcie suffered three strokes and died 16 June 1986 at Milton, Mass. Her husband, Walter, died 25 May 1990 at Milton, Mass.
Daniel Jay (1878 - 1956)
Amanda [Jay] Chatfield Treleaven (1878 - 1967)
Walter Baker (1899 - 1990)
Charles Frederick Jay (1902 - 1985)*
William Alfred Arthur Jay (1903 - 1981)*
Dulcie Ellen Jay Baker (1904 - 1986)
Muriel Jay Threlfall (1908 - 2004)*
Plot: Lot 58, Row F, Section B
Created by: Barbara Ferdinand
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
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