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Murray James Dobson
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Birth: 1911
Death: 1977
Ontario, Canada

Murray James Dobson was the first husband of Vera Weeks. They married in 1937. They were both teachers and had no children.

Murray was a Toronto Teachers' College professor and superintendent at a Toronto-area school board. Vera was a founding member of the original women's teachers' federation.

Dobson co-founded the Toronto Men Teachers' Choir in 1941 with about 10 members; it later had as many as 70. It gave its first public concert 27 Apr 1942 at Eaton Auditorium. The choir gave annual concerts until 1976, usually at Massey Hall or Eaton Auditorium.

Murray and Peters James wrote "The Policeman in Your Community" in 1973.

Murray and Patricia J. Hughes published the Canadian student thesaurus "In Other Words" in February 1967. Murray died in 1977 and in the early 1990s, Vera and Pat Hughes rewrote the book.

Glenn Gould's great-great-grandmother was named Mary Dobson, and that family connection is how they knew Bert (Glenn Gould's father). Vera Weeks Dobson and Bert Gould married in 1980.
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  Vera Beatrice Weeks Gould (1909 - 1999)
Saint Johns Norway Cemetery and Crematorium
The Beaches
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
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Murray James Dobson
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Murray James Dobson
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