Dorothy Murgatroyd-Carr (1901-1990)

Dorothy Vera Murgatroyd-Carr (1901-1990)

Dorothy Vera Murgatroyd-Carr was born in Norwich on 26 April 1901 and died aged 89 in Coventry on 8 April 1991. She married Charles William Carr (1897-??) at St Catherines church, Hatcham on 23 July 1921 [1921Q3 Greenwich Vol: 1d, Page: 2170].

She had a daughter Kathleen Audrey Carr-Slater (1924-2002) and a son Gordon Anthony Carr (1930-1954) who was tragically killed aged 24 on 30 July 1954 in a motor-bicycle accident. Pictures below show Dorothy with baby son Gordon, Gordon after University as a young man, and the Carr family.

Charles William Carr was born on 28 Dec 1897 in Wakefield,Yorkshire and died in Coventry on 24 September 1981
His parents were William Henry Carr and Martha Ann.

Her parents were Alice Emma Dewhirst and Arthur Haley Murgatroyd

Dorothy Vera Murgatroyd-Carr was my maternal aunt.


Wedding in 1921 of Charles Carr to Dorothy Murgatroyd (L to R):
Mack row: Margery, vicar?, Maurice, Vivien, Alma
Middle row: Arthur Haley, Alice Emma, Stephanie?, Dorothy, Charles Carr, Gladys with baby Arthur, Charles Whitewood
Front row: Gerald, Pauline, Barbara, ?Gladys Dewhirst?

Baby Gordon

Baby Gordon on Mother's lap.

Gordon ages about 24

Gordon aged about 24


Gordon, Kathleen & John with Dorothy & Charles seated in front

Carr family

Carr family at Filey c1950 (from L to R)
Back row: Charles W Carr, Katheen with her firstborn son, Gordon, family friends
Middle row: stepmother of Charles W, William Henry Carr, Dorothy
Front row: unidentified