Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew

11 March 1890–8 January 1982 (Age 91)
St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy Mary Catherine

When Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew was born on 11 March 1890, in St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Harry Drew, was 33 and her mother, Mary Gladstone, was 42. She married Francis Woodbine Parish on 22 April 1912, in St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hawarden, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 8 January 1982, in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Francis Woodbine Parish
1884–1921
Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew
1890–1982
Marriage: 22 April 1912
Patrick Edward Gladstone Woodbine Parish
1913–1979
David Francis Woodbine Parish
1914–1942
Nancy Mary Woodbine Parish
1917–1999
Sheila Olivia Parish
1919–2004
John Neville Woodbine Parish
1921–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 April 1912
St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England
children

(5)

    Patrick Edward Gladstone Woodbine Parish

    Male1913–1979Male

    David Francis Woodbine Parish

    Male1914–1942Male

    Nancy Mary Woodbine Parish

    Female1917–1999Female

    Sheila Olivia Parish

    Female1919–2004Female

    John Neville Woodbine Parish

    Male1921–1941Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1857–Male

    Mary Gladstone

    Female1847–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 14

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 18

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 24

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of Andrew .2 English (Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog ‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century.3 English (of Norman origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’, but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy M C Drew in household of Harry Drew, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Dorothy Drew in entry for Mary Drew, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"
  • Dorothy Drew in entry for Premier William Ewart Gladstone, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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