Maud Beatrice CONSTABLE

Maud Beatrice CONSTABLE

Female 1890 - 1972

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  • Name  Maud Beatrice CONSTABLE  [1
    Born  16 Apr 1890  Boston, Massachusetts. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  24 Mar 1972  Nanaimo, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Buried in Rossland Cemetery,Trail, BC. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0012  WillIam CONSTABLE
    Last Modified  13 Sep 2006 

    Father  Horace CONSTABLE,   b. 12 Jul 1869, 7 Ingrave Road, Wandsworth Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1950, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F0004  Group Sheet

    Family  Charles SUMNER,   b. 1890,   d. 11 Jul 1970, Nanaimo, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1945 
    Family ID  F0007  Group Sheet

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    Maud 'Bea' CONSTABLE
    Maud "Bea" CONSTABLE

  • Notes 
    • Maude Beatrice Constable:


      Known as Bea, she was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 16, 1890. They were living at 53 Pitts, Boston and her father was a mason. Place of birth for her parents is listed as England according to records from Massachusetts archives..

      She then went back to England with her parents when she was about 1 year old. The family lived in England for about 8 years and then they returned to Canada when Bea was 10 years old.
      Bea was a very loving person- and enjoyed children although she never had any during her three marriages. She did take her nephew, George Arthur Constable, known as Bill, son of Horace and Hazel Constable to BC and raised him as her own. When Bill was about 10 or so he was returned to the family and did not know that Horace and Hazel were his parents as he thought that Bea was his mother. The other children in the family were very envious of Bill because he had shoes, pajamas and more than one set of clothes- He had been raised in a wealthy environment and the others had barley enough to eat.

      Bea was always kind to me and taught me to make dutch type hats out of felt with pretty stitches on them and also how to knit. She came to visit us at our family farm in Unity, Maine many times.
      She was also known to be rather tempermental and had a strong will. However, I still remember her as a kind and loving Aunt who would write me wonderful letters.

      Her first marriage was suppose to be with a very wealthy man who had given her furs and a car and all the trimmings. But instead she "left him at the alter" and married, Percy Maxon of Fredericton , New Brunswick, Canada. They lived for a time in Marblehead, Mass.

      Hazel Crossman Constable took her daughter, Helen the visit Bea and Percy while in Mass. Helen didn't want to go because she got motion sickness. Percy told her that if she came that he would buy her a big doll. When they got there, it was a holiday, and the stores were closed, He scrounged around and somehow managed to buy her a doll. Helen thought that he was a very kind man.

      Percy and Bea were divorced and then she married John Gibbs. John had a daughter, Lois, but she and Bea did not get along well. John died and then she married Charles Sumner from Western Canada. Bea and Charles lived in Bowen Island, B.C. in a house owned by Doris and Don Johnston.



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

    2. [S34712] BC Death Index.