The Brydons

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Henry Dale

Henry Dale

Male 1851 - 1900  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name Henry Dale 
    Born Jan 1851  Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Feb 1851 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a scholar.
    Residence 1871  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a gardener.
    Residence 1891  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Jul 1900  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brampton Cemetery, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I95  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2016 

    Father Edward D. Dale,   b. 10 Oct 1827, Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1909, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah E. Warren,   b. 19 Dec 1831, Charlwood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1924, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1850  Charlwood, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    Dale Family
    Dale Family (22)
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jane Young,   b. 1 Apr 1858, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1900, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1878  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Bertha Warren Dale,   b. 25 Jan 1879, Chinguacousy Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1944, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Sarah Jane Dale,   b. 18 Jan 1881, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1968  (Age 87 years)
     3. Susan Dale,   b. 30 Mar 1883, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1888, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     4. Edward Henry Dale,   b. 7 Sep 1885, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1918, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +5. Fan Dale,   b. 9 Nov 1887, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1918, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +6. Kate Dale,   b. 9 Nov 1887, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1938, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +7. Ethel Dale,   b. 17 Mar 1893, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1943, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1851 - Dorking, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Dorking, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1878 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1900 - Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brampton Cemetery, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Dale
    Henry Dale

    from The Canadian Horticulturist, vol.25, no.4, April 1902, page 135

    Census
    Dale family in Brampton
    Dale family in Brampton
    1891 census

    Newspapers
    'Canadian Roses Winners'
    "Canadian Roses Winners"
    "...the citizens of Brampton are today greatly elated over the success of the H. Dale Estate exhibit of roses..."

  • Notes 
    • December 11, 2003
      Linda Jeffery speaks in the LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO (exerpt)

      From the 1800s until the 1970s, roses, tulips, orchids, violets, daffodils, carnations and chrysanthemums made Brampton famous around the world. We were dubbed the Flowertown of Canada. We were once home to dozens of acres of greenhouses, and at their peak in the 1950s we produced more than 20 million blooms a year. Today there's very little left of Flowertown. In fact, there are just some small retailers that are left from that proud heritage.

      It had its start in the small market gardens of Edward Dale. He arrived in Brampton from England with his family and created a small dugout type greenhouse to raise produce. Like other market gardeners, Mr Dale would peddle his produce door to door. According to the family legend, his son was not interested in producing the produce; he was more interested in the flowers that were growing wild in the neighbourhood. With each vegetable order, he ensured his dad included a rose for the lady of the house. By the time they went into business together in 1869, Harry had developed a cut rose variety of roses that convinced his father to add flowers to his greenhouse. The enterprise grew rapidly, with roses exceeding the popularity and profitability of the vegetables. Soon the roses were being shipped all over North America and England. After the death of Sir John S. Macdonald in June 1891, as many as 800 roses were shipped to Ottawa and Montreal from the Dale greenhouses.

      By 1915, 3.75 acres had become 25 acres, with over 1.25 million square feet of glass, making Dale the largest employer in Brampton.
      Looking for ways to expand the estate, Duggan visited England, where he examined similar industries. He was inspired by what he saw, and by the mid-1930s the Dale estate owned and operated 250 acres, employing more than 350 workers, with 132 greenhouses and approximately 1.5 million square feet of glass covering 40 acres of the estate. You don't see that now; that history is gone. Although the flower market in England was larger, the Dale estate's became the largest under glass, encased in greenhouses.

      Following the war, Brampton's Flowertown began to feel the effects of a massive population boom, reliable air travel and skyrocketing oil prices. The demand for land increased, and nearby businesses soon were offering higher wages. An increasingly fast world, where air travel was more reliable and flowers could be more cheaply shipped from South America, also left Flowertown behind. In 1961, there were 61 flower growers in the Brampton area. In December 1974, there were 13.

      In an attempt to revive the flower spirit, the city, the Dales and other local businesses sponsored Brampton's first Flower Festival in 1963, including a parade and a concert band in our Gage Park. The festival, renamed in 1981 as the Pine and Rose Festival, ran for 26 years before the board of directors disbanded in 1988 over financial difficulties.

      You can't understand where you're going if you don't know your past.

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      He used the nickname Harry.