Dale, Henry

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HENRY DALE 1849 - 1910

Henry Dale was an American, born in Philadelphia, the son of Gerald Fitzgerald Dale and a direct descendant of Governor Dale of Delaware. He owned Dufferin House and referred to it as ‘The Cottage.’ His gardens were above the house where the school now stands, and one must assume that the stables were there also.
He owned land extending from the eastern boundary of Dwight Park out to Pointe Rouge, much of which is now known as Languedoc Park. (The stone gate in front of the Evans’ ‘Windward Cottage’ was the original entrance to Dwight Park which extended up the hill to Languedoc Park.) The road in to the Park opposite the golf club was known as Dale Drive.
Henry Dale had a carriage road going down to Pointe Rouge where, with horse and carriage, he circled the ‘fairy circle’ each morning and returned home for breakfast. While Henry owned the park, he planted alder bushes to keep the sand from blowing and to provide shelter for other seedlings.
After the tragic death of their daughter, the Dales stopped coming to Tadoussac and a year after Henry’s death, in 1911, his estate sold Dufferin House to Robert Harcourt Carington Smith. In 1920 Mrs. Dale sold the land above Pointe Rouge for $1,400 to Erie Russell Janes (wife of Francois Errol de Guerry Languedoc) who designed and built ‘Amberley,’ the cottage later purchased by Adelaide Gomer of Ithaca, New York.
Henry Dale died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was described in his obituary as a Philadelphia and New York business man. He belonged to the Aldine and Lawyers’ Club of New York and of the Union League Club of Philadelphia. He died at his home which was called “The Hemlocks.”
Alan Evans
Sources: Obituary
The Sands of Summer by Benny Beattie
From Ainslie:
Katrine Livingston Dale – Henry Dale’s daughter? Not his wife, she was Elizabeth Ramsen Keroy Dale.
Dale’s Parents – Gerald F Dale 1816 – 1886
Elizabeth Sparhawk Dale 1820 – 1907

Daughter died at the age of 17 in 1905

Henry Dale born in Pennsylvania, - 1849 – 1911 62 years old
Dale’s Siblings - Elizabeth Dale Wilson – 1845 – 1886 41
Gerald Fitzgerald Dale - 1846 – 1886 40
Chalmers Dale – 1853 – 1907 54


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