Dowling One Name Study

Adnams, Isabel May

Female 1893 - 1946  (52 years)


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  • Name Adnams, Isabel May  [1
    Born 23 Jul 1893  Newbury, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Fact 23 Jul 1893  Possible birthdate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Reference Number 6974 
    Died 23 Apr 1946  Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: cerebral hemorrhage 
    Person ID I6974  Dowling-One-Name-Study
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 

    Father Adnams, F.H.,   b. Between 1843 and 1872,   d. Between 1897 and 1957  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dreweatt, Isabel Mary,   b. 10 Mar 1864,   d. Between 1896 and 1958  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Jul 1892  [1
    Family ID F2378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priestly, Robert John,   b. 16 Jun 1890, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1952, D.V.A. Hospital, Victoria, B.C., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1918  St. Peter's Church, Caversham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F2379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1893 - Newbury, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cerebral hemorrhage - 23 Apr 1946 - Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [Brøderbund WFT Index: Volume 1, Ed. 1, Tree #1110, Date of Import: 9 Feb, 1999]

      Was a botany student during the war. On New Year's Eve, 1918, she married Robert Priestly a Canadian soldier about to return home. They first came to Calgary, where she grew to love the mountains & prairies. They then spent three years in Victoria & moved to Winnipeg, where she added bird study to her earlier interrupted studies on botany. In 1935, with three small children, she moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

      She co-authored a weekly wildlife column and led nature hikes. She prepared a list of 200 species of local wildlife and printed 75 copies of it. Reprints were requested from all over. The Yorkton Natural History Society and the provincial newsletter the "Blue Jay" were the eventual fruit of her activities. Within four years the Blue Jay was selling 500 copies. She received high praise from P.A. Taverner, the dean of Canadian ornithologists.

      Isabel Priestly died suddenly from a brain tumour at the age of 52. The Blue Jay is still published by the 2,000 member Saskatchewan Natural History Society. The last entry in her daily diary read:

      "Lovely morning. Walked out along the tracks on west road. Meadowlarks singing, juncos everywhere, blue jays around the fir trees. Ponds frozen over, no ducks or redwings, just one Brewer's. On way home heard a blue jay singing."

  • Sources 
    1. [S387] World Family Tree Index: Volume 1, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: November 29, 1995;), Tree #1110.
      Date of Import: 9 Feb, 1999

    2. Footnote: Yorkton Enterprise.

    3. Footnote: mike.