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John Dumbreck born 7th December 1875, married Florence Lyon Walker on the 25th March 1898 at Wellington Palace Hall, Commercial Road Glasgow. They had 4 children:-

Janet Dumbreck born 31st July 1899 in Glasgow. See page for details and photo.

Rosina Lynn Walker Dumbreck born 22nd December 1900 - married John Jonathan Fielding MacVicar - see page for details.

John Dumbreck born 3rd June 1903 - married Martha Lamont. See page for details.

Jane Fulton Dumbreck born 29th October 1908 at 150 Rose Street, Glasgow. See page for details and photo.

Florence Lyon Walker died on the 22nd February 1913 at 107 Rose St Glasgow aged 36 and John Dumbreck Snr., later re-married on the 11th April 1919 to Sarah Evans.

They had 4 children:-

Robert Evans Dumbreck born 5th August 1919 - married in 1943 and emigrated to Toronto Canada. Robert and his wife Cathy have one child - no further details.

Elizabeth Rae McIntosh was born in Glasgow on the 5th June 1916 to Sarah Evans by her first husband Alexander McIntosh. Elizabeth was adopted by Johnny Dumbreck. See page for details.

Hamilton Evans Dumbreck born 9th May 1921 - died in 1943 at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.

Sarah Evans Dumbreck born 12th July 1923 - married Hugh Young in 1944 and emigrated to Hamilton Ontario. See page for details.

Johnny Dumbreck born 7th December 1875, died in Glasgow on the 26th October 1955 and a newspaper Obituary was published on Thursday 27th October 1955. Contributed by John Dumbreck MacVicar (Houston Texas).

"Old John Takes his last Bow"
(taken from the Glasgow Daily Record Thursday 27th October 1955)

"The Pensioner who always had a smile"

Johnny Dumbreck

He sang, danced and joked. The audience cheered and 79 year old John Dumbreck took his bow.

But for Johnny, of 11 Meikle Road Pollok, it was his last and final curtain.
He collapsed and died yesterday on the stage at Househillwood's community centre at a Halloween party for old aged pensioners.

Said steward of the centre, 54 year old James Baron "I came into the hall just as Johnny collapsed. I ran for water and then phoned the doctor."

Johnny started entertaining when he was a youngster. A few years ago he joined the St. James's Church group in Pollok, an organisation of old age pensioners between 70 and 80 years of age who entertain at community centres. Yesterday was one of those trips.


Said 79 year old William Purdon, who lives in Braidcroft Road: "John always had a smile. I never knew him to be downhearted. He visited the sick in hospital to cheer them up, and if anyone was ill from the centre he paid them a visit at home. The Pollok old folk will miss Johnny."