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Robert (father), Charlie, Dougall, George, Wilbur, Cecil, Grant, Ray Janes circa 1929

Dougall Gordon Goldwin JanesAge: 81 years19101991

Name
Dougall Gordon Goldwin Janes
Birth February 3, 1910
Alias
Gordon Dugall Goldwin Janes
yes

Education
Kelvin Grove SS #2
yes

Death of a motherMatilda Baird
May 13, 1911 (Age 15 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLetitia Brandon
December 28, 1914 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Auld Janes
November 24, 1930 (Age 20 years)
Residence 1930 (Age 19 years)
Death of a brotherCecil Meredith Janes
December 15, 1937 (Age 27 years)
Cause: Cerebral Thrombosis
Residence 1 1939 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Thomas Gordon Janes
November 10, 1940 (Age 30 years)
Occupation
Dougall ran a hardware store on Confederation Street, east ofCharlie's grocery store when Tom was a baby. he ran it for a short period of time.
1940 (Age 29 years)
Residence 2 1943 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#2
David George Janes
April 8, 1957 (Age 47 years)
Residence 3 1958 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherRayburne Baird Janes
March 7, 1965 (Age 55 years)
Burial of a brotherRayburne Baird Janes
1965 (Age 54 years)
Death of a sisterAddie Lulu Janes
February 24, 1968 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Redvers Janes
February 20, 1969 (Age 59 years)
Residence 4 1971 (Age 60 years)
Retirement December 1974 (Age 64 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Wilbur Janes
January 12, 1976 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherRobert Grant Janes M.D.
February 3, 1978 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Parkinson's Disease
Death of a sisterIsla Elizabeth Janes
September 18, 1978 (Age 68 years)
Cause: Cancer
Residence 5 1986 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge Thomas Janes
October 12, 1989 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a brotherGeorge Thomas Janes
October 14, 1989 (Age 79 years)
Residence 6 1990 (Age 79 years)
Occupation 1
Occupation 2
Yard Foreman

Height
1.85 m
yes

Medical
Had Alzheimers Disease
yes

Death May 30, 1991 (Age 81 years)
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Death
Burial June 1, 1991 (2 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 12, 1890Baird Family Farm, Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
16 months
elder sister
13 months
elder brother
Robert (father), Charlie, Dougall, George, Wilbur, Cecil, Grant, Ray Janes circa 1929Cecil Meredith Janes
Birth: July 5, 1892Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: December 15, 1937Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
2 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
1934 Robert Auld Janes family; standing: Dougall, Grant, Wilbur, Charles, GeorgeIsla Elizabeth Janes
Birth: February 24, 1901Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: September 18, 1978Pinecrest Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
19 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
Robert (father), Charlie, Dougall, George, Wilbur, Cecil, Grant, Ray Janes circa 1929Dougall Gordon Goldwin Janes
Birth: February 3, 1910Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada
Death: May 30, 1991Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Family with Marion Mabel McLachlin - View this family
himself
Robert (father), Charlie, Dougall, George, Wilbur, Cecil, Grant, Ray Janes circa 1929Dougall Gordon Goldwin Janes
Birth: February 3, 1910Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada
Death: May 30, 1991Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
wife
son
son
Paul Robert Janes
son

Shared note
Dougall was born in Warwick Twp, the youngest of 9 children. Within a year of his birth his mother died. He was raised mostly by his sister Addie, sister Ila and his brothers. The little contact he had with his father was not a good memory. While he lived on the family homestead on Brickyard Line he attended Kelvin Grove School on Bethel Sideroad. Growing up he lived with Addie and her husband Bob Hawkins on the Egremont Rd. While living on the Egremont he attended the local school SS#15 and served as its custodian. Dougall also lived with with his brother Rayburne and his wife Amy above the Warwick General Store in Warwick Village and later with Ray and Amy above the grocery store at the corner of Confederation and Vidal Streets in Sarnia. A friend from Warwick was Chub (Winston) Wilkinson. They remained lifelong friends. Dougall never finished elementary school but became a lifelong learner and a great reader. Unemployed in the 30s, Dougall tried many jobs. For a while he rode the rails (much like Steve Melus did). He told me about arriving in a small town in Northwestern Ontario and looking for a meal. At one home he found a woman who seemed to be especially sorry for him. After he left he saw his face in a mirror. It was completely black from the soot around the railroad. He moved west and lived with his brother Wilbur in Winnipeg. There he worked in the Grain Exchange. Dougall lived in Transcona, Manitoba (with his brother for at least part of the time.) Returning to Ontario he got work on the Canadian National Railroad in Sarnia where he continued until his retirement at the end of 1974. He was a foreman in the Sarnia train yard, often working on trains moving through the Canada-US tunnel to Port Huron. Dougall only had one serious injury on what was a dangerous job. Once while coupling train cars he lost a large part of his thumb. However, he often came home with cinders in his eyes from the coal fired engines. When war broke out in September 1939 Dougall's job on the railroad was considered of vital importance to the war effort. He was not eligible for service overseas. Through his brother Charlie and Anna (Whiting) Janes, he met Marion McLachlin, a cousin of Anna. They were married on July 14, 1939. They left for a honeymoon trip to the Muskokas with a canoe on top of their car. It appears that the McLachlins were not happy with the marriage and with the fact that Marion left work as a nurse to raise a family. They did not attend the wedding. Marion and Dougall watched the building of the new bridge to Port Huron the year they were married. Dougall and Marion lived in an apartment on Confederation Street, above his brother Ray's grocery store, then at 562 Wellington St. for a few months before moving to 188 Stuart St. In 1958 they moved to 1046 Wellington St. In retirement they moved to Eton Court in Camlachie to be near the lake, then made a final move back to Wellington St in the Sandpiper Apartment building for seniors. Dougall and Marion loved to travel and passed this love on to their family. They often visited family across southern Canada and most of the United States. They enjoyed camping with trailers and boating on the St. Clair River and on Lake Huron. Dougall's hobbies included stone polishing, gardening, their euchre club and church activities. Marion and Dougall spent many winters in Florida at Winterhaven and Lakeland. By the 1980s Dougall had developed Alzheimers Disease, which took his life in 1991.
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