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I am trying to locate decedants of Arthur Edward Dodson and Ada Lavina...

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I am trying to locate decedants of Arthur Edward Dodson and Ada Lavina White. My grandfather Arthur Dodson was born in 1901 but I cannot find a birth certificate or any mention of him in the family.
He married my grandmother Amy Adams in 1923 and had two children, my father Arthur b 1924 and Albert b 1926. They were divorced somewhere between 1930 - 1935, that is all the information I have

I am hoping someone can give me more information.

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on 2011-11-24 03:50:12

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by janilye on 2011-11-24 18:35:56

Welcome caz45, What country was Arthur born in?

by caz45 on 2011-11-24 22:38:09

Hi Janilye, Australia. He was born in Collingwood Victoria and later moved to Murrumbeena.

by janilye on 2011-11-25 00:34:11

I'll have a look around and see what I can find.
In the meantime I think this may be his death in 1969
Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
about Arthur Edward Dodson
Name: Arthur Edward Dodson
Death Place: Victoria
Age: 68
Father's Name: George
Mother's Name: Martha ME Saunderson
Registration Year: 1969
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 28642
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901

by janilye on 2011-11-25 00:43:36

Treat the above carefully because I think it is the death of this one below born in NSW. I will search further. Just our luck if there were 2.
How sure are you about the Collingwood birth?

nsw.bd&m 24539/1901 DODSON ARTHUR E GEORGE ST P MARTHA M NARRANDERA

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
about Arthur E Dodson Name: Arthur E Dodson
Birth Date: 1901
Father's Name: George St P Dodson
Mother's Name: Martha M
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1901
Registration Place: Narrandera, New South Wales
Registration Number: 24539

by janilye on 2011-11-25 01:04:24

According to the Victorian Electoral Rolls of 1931, 1937, 1942, 1949, 1954, 1963, in the electorate of Corio/Lalor sub division of Sunshine. Arthur Edward DODSON a turner by trade was living at 51 Hampshire Rd, with Emily Irene. In 1968 he appears without Emily Irene on the roll but at the same address. On this same roll in 1968 at 1 Gertrude St., is Derrick James DODSON a draughtsman. Norman DODSON a Rubber worker and Lucy Mary DODSON a school teacher. At 18 Hill St., is Durrell DODSON (f) an assistant.
The above is the only Arthur Edward DODSON listed on the Victorian Electoral Rolls.

by caz45 on 2011-11-25 02:41:12

Thanks very much Janilte but its the wrong Arthur. The confusing part is that his father was Arthur Edward but he died in 1926. I have all the info on the family going back to the 1600's except for my Arthur. I have a copy of his marriage cert. listing his parents as Arthur Edward Dodson & Ada Lavina White. That is the only record I can find.

by janilye on 2011-11-25 03:56:16

Well, at least we've got that one out of the way.
He didn't vote in Victoria using the name Arthur Edward. I'll keep looking.

by janilye on 2011-11-25 04:21:17

I found the father Arthur and Ada Lavina living at Centre Rd., Bentleigh. in 1914 He's listed as a bricklayer also at the same address Horace Dodson. also a bricklayer, Rubina Ivy May and Amy Ivy. Father dropped the Edward. Maybe son Arthur took up bricklaying too.
We've got a couple of other members in here who are pretty good at hunting down Victorian records. They may find a clue for you.

by caz45 on 2011-11-25 05:00:53

Thank you so much. Arthur was a jeweller and lived at 37 Shepparton Ave Murrumbeena at the time of his marriage. The family members that I have recently found had no idea Arthur existed until I contacted them. I think there was a scandal when Arthur and Amy seperated, my sister and I think she commited adultery as she married his best friend after the divorce.
It would be great if you can find Arthur for me.

by caz45 on 2011-11-25 05:05:30

by caz45 on 2011-11-25 05:08:28

Sorry I forgot to add that they married in Carnegie on Sept 1st 1923 and I think they divorced between 1934-1940 if that helps.

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