Cudmore, Andrew
B: 1857
D: 1900, age 43
Buried: Winsloe North
M: (1) 03 Jan 1882, Priscilla Carr b. 1861 d. 1941, 286 University Avenue

FN: William Cudmore 5, Hugh 4, William 3, William 2, Hugh 1
MN: Rebecca Diamond or Dyment

When Andrew Cudmore died in 1900 at the young age of 43, he left behind him his wife, Priscilla, and eight young children (Roy, Ernest, Harry, Bessie, George, William, Annie and Pearl) Shortly after Andrew's death, Priscilla and the children moved to Charlottetown and lived at 86 Elm Avenue, currently known as 286 University Avenue. The house remained in the Cudmore name until 1977 at which time it was sold by Warren Keith Cudmore.

Because of the number of children in Priscilla's family, some at a very young age, left school to support themselves and their mother, and became entrepreneurs in various trades.
Roy Cudmore, the eldest, started a clothing retail business known as Henderson & Cudmore's. The business was passed on to Roy's two sons, Brian & Clive and is now jointly operated by Brian & Clive and their sons, Christopher & David Cudmore. This store is still located on the corner of Grafton Street and Queen Street. They have expanded to include stores in the West Royalty and Summerside areas.

Although each of Andrew and Priscilla's children started work at a very young age, with little education, they went on to become prominent, respected businessmen and women in Charlottetown.

Children of Andrew Cudmore & Priscilla Carr:

Annie Cudmore
B:
M: Albert Carr (Bert)
Albert Carr operated a transfer company which consisted on one horse and a jigger with high wheels. Albert (Bert) would go to local buisnesses, (Henderson & Cudmore, W.J. Cudmore Groceries) and other local retail establishments and pick up goods and / or deliver goods to the Old Market or to the wharf in Charlottetown. Children: Ernie, Elmer, and deceased daughter.

Elizabeth (Bessie) Cudmore
B:
M: John MacInnes.
John MacInnis operated a painting business. John died young and their children went to work at a young age at various Cudmore operated business, i.e. McInnis Bakery, Henderson & Cudmore's, etc.

Ernest Cudmore
B:
M: Lulu Dalziel
Ernest and Harry Cudmore operated a grocery store on the corner of Elm Avenue and Great George Streets (where Dandy Dud's is now situated). This store is no longer in operation.

Harry Cudmore
B:
M: Evelyn MacEwen
Evelyn MacEwen later became reknown for her work as Public Relatioons Coordinator PEI Division, Canada Red Cross Society, Director Red Cross Water Safety Service, Small Craft Safety, and First Aid. She received the insignia of a Member of the Order of Canada from Governor General Ed Schreyer in October,1983. Evelyn Cudmore was killed in a car accident in 1992. Children: Paul (Dr)

Pearl Cudmore
M: Angus MacInnis (brother of John MacInnis) and had Roy MacInnes.
They owned and operated McInnis' Bakery on Granville Street. Eventually, their son, Royconverted the bakery into a Lollipop Shop. Apparently (according to Neil (Nipper) MacInnis, his grandfather, father of Angus & John MacInnis) also married a Cudmore. Therefore, the family descendants of the brothers Angus and John MacInnis who married Pearl & Bessie Cudmore have Cudmore ancestors on both sides.

Children of Angus MacInnes and Pearl Cudmore:

Ivan MacInnis b.
M: Flora MacEachern (Long Creek, PEI)

Their family:
a) Franklin MacInnis (Born __)
Married: __

Family:

William Cudmore
B:
M: Pearl Williams. Children: Wilfred, Mildred (m. Doug Dennis)
William Cudmore owned and operated W.J. Cudmore's Grocery which was located on the corner of Great George Street and Euston Street. Eventually, William's son Wilfred came into the business and became a partner. The store is no longer in operation.

Roy Cudmore
B: Abt 1882
M: Marion Estabrooks.
Children: Brian and Olive Cudmore.
Roy Cudmore started a clothing retail business known as Henderson & Cudmore's. The business was passed on to Roy's two sons, Brian & Clive and is now jointly operated by Brian & Clive and their sons, Christopher & David Cudmore. This store is still located on the corner of Grafton Street and Queen Street. They expanded to include stores in the West Royalty and Summerside areas.

George Sephus Cudmore
B: 06 Jan 1895
D: 21 Apr 1965
M: 12 Dec 1912, Margaret Mills, dau of Pope Mills, Hunter River, PEI
George Cudmore owned and operated a dry cleaning buisiness on Kent Street know as Cudmore's Dry Cleaners. The business was taken over by two of George's sons, Wendell and Eric. The business was sold to a prominent Charlottetown dry cleaning businessman known as Joe McKenna. Mr. McKenna chose to maintain the good, reputable name of Cudmore's Dry Cleaners for a number of years. George Cudmore also started another dry cleaning business in Charlottetown called Master Cleaners. The business was sold to Arnold Callbeck who operated it until Warren and Marion Cudmore eventually put it back into the Cudmore name when they purchased it in 1977. Master Cleaners has since been sold to Robert MacLaughlan.


Many members of the Cudmore Family are buried in the North Winsloe Cemetery. My great grandparents, Andrew and Priscilla Cudmore's tombstone is located at North Winsloe Cemetery; Andrew 1857-1900, Priscilla 1861-1941.

George Cudmore was the treasurer of the North Winsloe Cemetery and was responsible for collecting the annual dues for the upkeep of the cemetery. Warren Cudmore recalls accompanying his father to Winsloe to collect these dues.