Horace CONSTABLE

Horace CONSTABLE

Male 1869 - 1950

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  • Name  Horace CONSTABLE  [1
    Born  12 Jul 1869  7 Ingrave Road, Wandsworth Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  1950  Elmwood cemetery lot BPC0720, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  3 Dec 1950  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I0010  WillIam CONSTABLE
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2008 

    Father  Henry Alexander CONSTABLE,   b. 18 Sep 1836, Patcham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1883, The River Thames, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jessie LAWRENCE,   b. 3 Apr 1839, Stepney, Ratcliff, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1918, Constance Road Institution, Camberwell,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Aug 1858  Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0005  Group Sheet

    Family  Amy Elizabeth SEARLE,   b. 30 Jun 1871, Belgrave, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1945, Sunny Brae, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Sep 1889  Parish Church, Isleworth, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Maud Beatrice CONSTABLE,   b. 16 Apr 1890, Boston, Massachusetts. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1972, Nanaimo, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Amy Dagmar CONSTABLE,   b. 29 Jul 1892, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1967, Trail, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Horace Lawrence CONSTABLE,   b. 11 Nov 1894, Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1963, Moncton, New Brunswick. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Henry Arthur CONSTABLE,   b. 5 Dec 1896, London , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1959, Moncton, New Brunswick. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. John Harry CONSTABLE,   b. 9 Apr 1899, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1940, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. George Edward CONSTABLE,   b. 28 Oct 1902, Moncton, New Brunswick. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1990, Waterville, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Frederick William CONSTABLE,   b. 24 Mar 1904, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1970, Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Doris Lorraine CONSTABLE,   b. 25 May 1907, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2007, Delta, B. C. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F0004  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Horace CONSTABLE
    Horace CONSTABLE

    Headstones
    Horace CONSTABLE 1869-1950
Amy Elizabeth SEARLE 1871-1945
    Horace CONSTABLE 1869-1950 Amy Elizabeth SEARLE 1871-1945

  • Notes 


    • Horace was the third son and fourth child of Henry and Jessie Lawrance Constable. They had moved the family across the Thames River to 7 Ingrave Street, Battersea, Surrey.

      Horace became a stone mason while living in the London area. He met Amy Searle whose father was also in the building trade. Geoge Searle was a Slater ( roofer). It is possible that they met because they worked in the same trade. Building was a booming in the Victorian Times, as houses were being built and London was a growing city.

      Amy Searle was living in a nice neighbor hood of Chelsea when she met Horace - she had 5 or 6 siblings. Horace and Amy were married in the Parish Church, Isleworth in the County of Middlesex England, Sept 23, 1889 according to the rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns in the presence of John Arthur Knapp and Amy Elizabeth Martin. Horace was a Stonemason (journeyman) according to his marriage records.

      Soon after their marriage they immigrated to Boston, Mass and were living at 53 Pitts Street, Boston, MA. when Maud, their first child was born. They then went back to London, England and Horace worked as a mason. They became the parents of four more children while living in England; Amy, Horace, Arthur and John.

      The family of Horace is in the 1901 census of London-
      Sometime after May 1901, they immigrated for a second time, but this time to Canada. I wonder what the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a steamship was like for this family of 5 children whose ages were 10, 8, 6, 4 and 1 years old. - and no throw away diapers!!

      They had three more children born in Moncton,New Brunswick. Canada, George, Frederick and Doris.

      Horace worked for the Canadian National Railways in the Bridge Building Dept.. and was an Inspector. He loved to travel, play cards and his afternoon "spot of tea, mate"- when not feeling well he would complain of having the "bloody 'ump"
      He walked with a cane and limp after an accident when he jumped off a train in Nova Scotia on which he was not suppose to be riding on, let alone jump off!

      This is a copy of a story from page 10 of "Our Heritage" from the Irish Town Mac Dougal Scotch Settlement in New Brunswick Canada.
      " A Sam Teed of the area and was an animal doctor of the area and attended the sick animals. Some said he poured the same concoction into all sick animals regardless of their type or condition. However, he had fair success, and his skills were not always confined to animals. When Edgar Stuart, son of the widow mentioned earlier, almost completely severed two of his toes with an axe, Sam stitched them back on with complete success. Also, when a couple of English families, Constables and Corbin, who lived in the Mill Boarding house, went "shooting Hares" (rabbits) and one accidently blasted a charge of bird shot into the other's legs, Sam assisted by Mr. Walker, successfully removed the shots, and treated the victim."
      The victim referred to in this story was Horace Constable. We are not sure if this is why he limped or if it was the jump from the train.. His pension from the railroad was less than $25.00 per month.

      Horace died in British Columbia and is buried in Moncton, New Brunswick. Canada with his wife Amy.





  • Sources 
    1. [S34407] Birth cert. on file.

    2. [S34712] BC Death Index, Reg#1950-09-010900.

    3. [S17929] Marriage cert.on file.