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Sara Lyon (View posts)
Posted: 1092009503000
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I am looking for an obituary and more information about ALVER ROWE DOBSON and his wife ETHEL HARRIS who lived in Mexico City and Cuernavaca.

ALVER was born 1864 in Ontario, Canada, son of HERNY DOBSON and JEMIMA SMITH and died in Mexico City in 1954. He first came to Mexico in the early 1890s.

In about 1891 ALVER DOBSON and a school chum, WILL DONLY, both of Simcoe, Ontario moved to Mexico City where they went into business together. In 1896, when WILL married EVA BROOK, the business is listed as “DONLY and DOBSON, publishers.”

Two years later, 1n 1898 Alver returned to Canada to marry ETHEL HARRIS, then back to Mexico City where he started a bookstore on Calle de Francesca – The American Book and Printing Co.. Various members of the Dobson family joined him to in the bookstore, including his sister, KATE MARGARET GALE KING. A nephew, WARREN GALE ( the son of KATE and her first husband ADELBERT GALE who died in 1901) was a mechanical engineer with The American Book and Printing Company. He and his wife VERA MARGARET HOPKINSON lived in Mexico City for 25 years until Warren was forced to return to Canada because of a heart condition. . Another nephew, REGINALD DOBSON, (son of JOHN HARRIS DOBSON) arrived in Mexico 1920 and worked in the bookstore for 5 years before moving on to other employment.

ALVER and ETHEL had a home in Mexico City and a small house in Cuernavaca where they spent weekends I believe and were planning to retire. He died sometime during 1954 - 1956. I have no information on ETHEL’s birth or death.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can find the obituary and/or other information concerning ALVER ROWE DOBSON and his wife, ETHEL HARRIS DOBSON?
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