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Doubleday's in Canada

Updated April 16, 2002

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I began researching my family tree in 1999. The Doubleday name was first found in England in the early 1500s. My great grandfather Percival John Doubleday was born in Southwell, Nothingham in 1859 to Richard Doubleday and Hannah Curzon. Besides Percival their were 9 other children in the family. Percival came to Halifax Nova Scotia in around 1884 i have been told with the British military. He married Deborah Harnisch in 1887 and they had ten children, eight boys and two girls. Five of the eight boys served in WW1 and one, Percy John born 1888 was killed in Lens France on July 18,1917, and is buried there. The Doubleday boys of WW1 have their picture published in a book at the archives library in Ottawa, Canada.

In the early 1920s the Doubleday boys started a trucking company in Halifax called Doubleday's Transfer. This company proved to be very profitable moving everything from food,to furniture.

Noble Doubleday, the youngest of the Doubleday family played professional Basketball in Halifax and was one of the best players on his teams . This was so deserving noted by Fred Monte from Maine in The United States who published a tribute to Noble Doubleday upon his death in 1961.

As of today i am still researching the Doubleday family tree and am consentrated by efforts around Southwell, Nottingham England where our family first began.

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