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Thomas Dumville (1843-1925)
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1843 Birth certificate. Registration District: Leyburn, 1843, sub-district of Middleham in the County of York. Column no.165, twenty-fifth September 1843 at Ellingstring at half past one o'clock (next word is unclear) Thomas, boy, father Thomas Dumville, agricultural labourer, mother Mary Dumville formerly Horsman. Informant: Mary Dumville, mother, Ellingstring, thirtieth of September 1843. Registrar Thomas Topham.
(NB Exactly the same registration reference: third quarter 1843, Leyburn, vol xxiv page 402, is given for Thomas's sister Elizabeth, which indicates they must be twins)
1851 Census 1851 in Ellingstring
Name Relation
to Head
of Family
Condition
as to
Marriage
Age last
birthday
Profession or
Occupation
Where Born
Thomas Dumville Head Married 45 Farmer Hunton,
Yorkshire
Robert Son Unmarried 13 Scholar Ellingstring,
Yorkshire
Isabella Daughter - 9 Scholar Ellingstring,
Yorkshire
Thomas Son - 7 Scholar Ellingstring,
Yorkshire
John Son - 4 Scholar Ellingstring,
Yorkshire
Elizabeth Horsman Visitor - 40 - Myton,
Yorkshire
1860 USA 1860 census city of Kingston, New York, Ulster County, 21July
dwelling 1142, family 1591 (page 219 or 715)
Name Age last
birthday
Profession or
Occupation
Where Born
James Tongue 41 Ship Carpenter England
real value 800, personal value 100
Elizabeth 42 - England
James 15 Clerk England
William 13 Attended School England
Ann 11 Attended School England
Sarah 9 Attended School England
John D 5 Attended School New York
Frank 3 - New York
Chas A 1 - New York
Sarah Tongue later became the wife of Thomas Dumville/Dunville
1870 USA 1870 census, Rondout, Ulster, New York, entry for Thomas Dunville (1843-1925)

Page No. 14
Inhabitants in the Village of Rondout, in the County of Ulster, State of New York, enumerated by me on the 15th day of June, 1870.
Post Office: Rondout, N.Y.
Horatio Fowk, Ass't Marshal.
Dwelling-houses, numbered in the order of visitation: 84
Families, numbered in the order of visitation: 103, Boarding House
Name Age
on last
birthday
Profession,
Occupation
or Trade
Place of Birth Parentage
Dunville Thomas 22 Machinist England Father and Mother of foreign birth
1880 USA 1880 census, St Louis, Missouri
Name Relation
to Head
of Family
Condition
as to
Marriage
Age last
birthday
Profession or
Occupation
Where Born
Thomas Dunville Self Married 34 Machinist England
Sarah Dunville Wife Married 25 Keeping House England
Lizzie Dunville Daughter Single 8 At School Missouri
John Dunville Son Single 6 At School Missouri
George Dunville Son Single 3 - Kentucky
for all five individuals, birthplace of father and of mother is shown as England
census place: St Louis, Missouri, First Enumeration, Page 409B
Family History Library Film 1254718, NA number T9-0718
1921 Certificate of Death, Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Registration District No. 791, Primary registration District No. 1003, Registered No. 148
Place of Death: St Louis, 6217 Minnesota Ave
Full name: Sarah Dunville, Female, White, Married, Wife of Thomas Dunville
Date of Birth: Oct 12th 1852
Age: 68 Years, 2 Months, 24 Days
Occupation of Deceased: Housewife, Birthplace: Brantwood (sic), England
Name of Father: James Tongue, Birthplace of Father: England
Maiden Name of Mother: Unknown, Birthplace of Mother: England
Informant: Thomas Dunville, 6217 Minnesota Ave
Date of Death: Jan 5, 1921, Cause of Death: Arthritis Deformans and Auto Intoxication
Place and Date of Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Jan 8, 1921
1925 Certificate of Death, Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Registration District No. 791, Primary Registration District No. 1003, Registered No. 10007
Place of death: St Louis, Lutheran Hospital
Residence (Usual place of abode): 7108 Michigan Ave
Full name: Thomas Dunville, Male, White, Widowed, Husband of Sarah
Date of Birth: Sept 25, 1842 (sic - it looks as if '3' was originally written)
Age: 83 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days
Occupation of Deceased: Retired Machinist, Birthplace: England
Name of Father: Unknown Dunville, Birthplace of Father: England
Maiden Name of Mother: Unknown, Birthplace of Mother: England
Informant: Walter F Dunville, 6910 Minnesota Ave
Date of death: Oct 27, 1925, Cause of death: Broncho-Pneumonia, Contributory: Chronic Nephritis and Arterio-Sclerosis
Place and Date of Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Oct 31, 1925
1947 AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE
REPORT OF THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, November 26, 1947
Name in full: Ronald A. Craighead
Occupation: Watertender
Native or naturalised: Native
Last known address in the United States: 516 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of death: August 15 7 PM 1947 Age 29
Place of death: Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
Cause of death: Heat Stroke, J.T. Delougherty, M.D.
Disposition of the remains: Buried in Christian Cemetery, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Local law as to disinterring remains: No local laws or regulations. Body was buried in a sealed steel casket and in a concrete grave.
Clyde C. Rife, Master of the S.S. York held all personal effects and wages for delivery to the first U.S. Shipping Commissioner in the U.S.
Copy of this report sent to: Mrs. Laura Craighead, 516 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Wife, 11/26/47
Mr. Craighead was an American seaman on the S.S. York
Other known relatives: Mother - name and address unknown
The Consulate was represented at Mr. Craighead's funeral by Vice Consul Francis K. Maloy, Jr. An abstract from the Log Book of the S.S. York describing Mr. Craighead's illness and death is continued on the reverse of this page.
George D. Henderson, Consul

ABSTRACT FROM OFFICIAL LOG BOOK
AFFAIR CONCERNING RONALD A. CRAIGHEAD, F.W.T., S.S. YORK
RONALD A. CRAIGHEAD, BORN 1/23/18, LAST ADDRESS AT 516 BOURBON ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA.
NEXT OF KIN LISTED AS WIFE, LAURA, AT SAME ADDRESS, PLACE OF BIRTH LISTED AS MO.
LISTED HEIGHT GIVEN AS FIVE FEET TWO INCHES. M.M. DOC. NUMBER Z-296583. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER GIVEN AS 487-12-4992.

ABOVE INFORMATION AND THAT ATTACHED TO BE SENT TO THE AMERICAN CONSULATE, DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA

8/15/47, Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

At 1530 on August 14, 1947 while at sea off Ras Tanura, Ronald A. Craighead, fireman watertender, was taken sick while on watch with stomach cramps. He was placed in hospital, and relieved of his duties. Captain diagnosed his illness as heat exhaustion. Treatment prescribed rest and quiet. Given liniment rums to relieve cramps in arms and legs, given ½ grain of phenobarbital at 1030. He was given ¼ grain Morphine Sulphate. Temperature was 98 at 1600. On arrival at dock at Ras Tanura a doctor was requested. At about 1700 Dr. Rafik Humaymi, the port doctor, came aboard and diagnosed case as one of heat exhaustion and recommended Patient be sent to hospital. Patient was put in stretcher and taken off ship at 1820 and put on dock to await ambulance. At about 1840 ambulance arrived. Patient was put in ambulance and on arrival at the hospital was declared dead by Dr. Delarty. U.S. Consul was notified and action taken to arrange for burial.

(SIGNED) B.D. CHEESMAN, 3rd Mate
(SIGNED) CLYDE C. RIFE, Master
CERTIFIED AS CORRECT COPY: Clyde C. Rife, Master, S.S. York, Ras Tanura, Arabia, August 16, 1947

Note

Much of the information for this page was provided by Mary Craighead Nolte, who is a great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Dunville (1843-1925). Mary has more information about the family of Thomas and Sarah Dunville, and about Sarah's parents and siblings (James and Elizabeth Tongue and family). The Tongues emigrated from Brentwood, Essex, England in 1853/54 and Sarah's parents died in the 1890s in Rondout, Ulster County, New York.

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Thomas Dumville (1843-1925)

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