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Walker Dawson Dewes

Walker Dawson Dewes

Male 1877 - 1913  (35 years)

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  • Name Walker Dawson Dewes 
    Born 24 Oct 1877  Cromwell Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Walker Dawson Dewes birth 1877
    Walker Dawson Dewes birth 1877
    Baptism 18 Nov 1877  St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Walker Dawson Dewes baptism 1877
    Walker Dawson Dewes baptism 1877
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Agnes Road, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    age 3, son 
    Census 1891  Barrister Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hairdressers assistant, age 13, son 
    6 Barrister Street, Leeds
    6 Barrister Street, Leeds
    This photo must date back to the 50s - some six decades after the Dewes departure. It shows the row of back-to-back, red brick terraced houses, from left to right numbers 8 to 2. Thus the former Barker home (No 6) is second from the left (note the milk bottle on the steps). Visible on the far right is Beckett Street, the central thoroughfare of Burmantofts which had trams which were still horse-drawn in 1891.
    Occupation 1899  Cottage Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    cart driver (see daughter Mary Ann's baptism record) 
    Occupation 1903  Cavalier Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    cart driver (see daughter Caroline's baptism record) 
    Occupation 1906  Cromwell Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    horseman (see daughter Nellie's baptism record) 
    Census 1911  Back Walmsley Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    dock labourer, age 34, head "Fred Pearson" 
    aka Fred Pearson 
    aka Frederick Pearson 
    aka Walker Frederick Pearson 
    Died 1913  Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Walker Dawson Dews [sic] death
    Walker Dawson Dews [sic] death
    Walker Dawson Dewes suicide - media reports
    Walker Dawson Dewes suicide - media reports
    Person ID I4542  Barker
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 

    Father George Dewes,   b. 24 Jan 1852, Healaugh, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1936, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Dawson,   b. 9 Aug 1854, Batesons Houses, Burley, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1939, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F1666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Mary Louise Benton,   b. Apr 1875, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1896  Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Walker Dewes Benton,   b. 17 Nov 1895, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Blackpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Annie Dewes,   b. 9 May 1897, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1900, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Sarah Ann Dewes,   b. 9 Jan 1899, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1979, Luton, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. George William Dewes,   b. 13 Feb 1901, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1978, Blackpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Caroline Dewes,   b. 8 Nov 1902, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     6. Emily Dewes,   b. 28 Dec 1903, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1960, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. Nellie Dewes,   b. 1906, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sydney Pearson,   b. 16 Feb 1908, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Alfred Pearson,   b. 21 Jan 1910, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1980, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     10. Florence Irene Pearson,   b. 14 Apr 1912, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1982, Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F1671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Oct 1877 - Cromwell Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 18 Nov 1877 - St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - age 3, son - 1881 - Agnes Road, Leeds, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - hairdressers assistant, age 13, son - 1891 - Barrister Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1896 - Leeds, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - horseman (see daughter Nellie's baptism record) - 1906 - Cromwell Street, Leeds, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - dock labourer, age 34, head "Fred Pearson" - 1911 - Back Walmsley Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1913 - Fleetwood, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Grandad & Annie (1)
    Grandad & Annie (1)
    Grandad and Annie (1)
    Grandad and Annie (1)
    Grandad and Annie with grandchildren
    Grandad and Annie with grandchildren
    Grandad and Annie, Jeff and Christine (1)
    Grandad and Annie, Jeff and Christine (1)
    Grandad and his sister Florrie (1)
    Grandad and his sister Florrie (1)
    Grandad and sister Flo
    Grandad and sister Flo
    Grandad in Fleetwood Pipe Band (1)
    Grandad in Fleetwood Pipe Band (1)
    Grandmother Annie (1)
    Grandmother Annie (1)
    Alf and Janet
    Alf and Janet
    Walker Dawson Dewes
    Walker Dawson Dewes
    (or possibly Harry Dewes)

    Histories
    Dewes - George and Mary descendants
    Dewes - George and Mary descendants
    Angie Brewer 2008
    I’m sending you a partial thing I did on Mary Dawson’s descendants. I say its partial because of Walker Dawson Dewes. He and his wife, Marie Benton, had one child when they were unmarried and in their teens and that child was called Benton. They then had some Dewes children jointly and then, also jointly, had some children called Pearson. Walker had by this time moved to Fleetwood in Lancashire and changed his name to Frederick Pearson. I think he must have been escaping debt because when he was in his early 30s he got seriously depressed over some money he owed and killed himself. Marie then went on to have another child called Agnes about 7 years later. She called it Agnes Dewes.

  • Notes 
    • The tale of Walker Dawson Dewes is a genealogist's nightmare. Back in 1891 he was a hairdresser's assistant. He married Marie Benton in 1896. They had a child the year before their marriage when they were both in their teens and that child was surnamed Benton. They then had at least five more children in Leeds surnamed Dewes. There was then a cataclysmic event (one family rumour [untrue] was that he had murdered someone in his barber shop). Whatever the reason the family moved to Fleetwood in Lancashire and Walker changed his name to Frederick Pearson. Three further children were born, surnamed Pearson. Then in 1913 at the age of only 36, suffering from severe depression, he killed himself with a razor. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S231] birth i4542.

    2. [S684] baptism i4542.

    3. [S1976] 1911 Census i4542.

    4. [S793] death i4542.

    5. [S243] marriage i4542.

    6. [S913] Laurie Pearson re i4542 2012.