AUTY, Karl Andre O.B.E.

Male 1881 - 1959  (78 years)


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  • Name AUTY, Karl Andre 
    Suffix O.B.E. 
    Born 16 Jul 1881  Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Once passing from Canada most American records give a year of birth approximating 1878/9 some with 16 Jul 1878, birth registration and baptism suggest this should be 1881 so assume 16 Jul 1881

      Registered Sep Qtr 1881, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/654
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Sep 1881  Thornhill, St Michael & All Angels, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St Marks Terrace 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 9y 
    Address:
    Halifax Road 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Scholar 
    Age: 9y 
    Immigration Between 14 Apr 1909 and 25 Apr 1909  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 28y 
    Address:
    St John 
    • Aboard SS Lake Erie, departed Liverpool 14 April 1909 arriving St John, New Brunswick 25 April 1909
      From Place: England
    Census 1 Jun 1911  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 29y 
    Immigration 19 Nov 1915  , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 37y 
    • gives final destination as New York
      From Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Attested 12 Sep 1917  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 40y 
    • DoB 16 July 1878
      Alien: Great Britain
      Height: Medium
      Build: Sleder
      Eyes: Blue
      Hait: Brown
    Occupation 12 Sep 1917  Commonwealth Edison Co Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Isolated Plant Conservation & Sales Engineer 
    Age: 40y 
    Address:
    72 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook, Ill 
    Residence 12 Sep 1917  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 40y 
    Address:
    221 East Erie Street 
    Census 1 Jan 1920  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 41y 
    Address:
    E Erie Street 
    • as Carl A also Widowed?
    Occupation 1 Jan 1920  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Engineer 
    • Industry, business or establishment: Powe Plant
      Employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account: Wage earner
    Census 28 Apr 1930  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 51y 
    Address:
    Bellevue Place 
    Occupation 28 Apr 1930  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Sales Engineer 
    • Industry: Plant Power & Light
      Class of worker: Wage earner
    Census 3 Apr 1940  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 58y 
    Address:
    Lancaster Park West 
    • as Carl
    Occupation 3 Apr 1940  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sales Engineer 
    • Industry: Electricity
      Class of worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
    Medal 2 Jan 1950 
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) - Civil Division 
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Medal - Civil Division
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British constitutional monarchy"; rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service.
    It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes, in civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female

    The five classes of appointment to the Order are, in descending order of precedence:
    1. Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE)
    2. Knight Commander or Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE or DBE)
    3. Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
    4. Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    5. Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Died 30 Nov 1959  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 80y 
    Address:
    2052 N Lincoln Pk W 
    • Date of birth is given as 15 Jul 1879
    Person ID I1015  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2017 

    Father AUTY, Charles,   b. 22 Sep 1846, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1921, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother THORNES, Mary Annie,   b. Abt 1860, Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Jul 1880  Thornhill, St Michael & All Angels, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1880, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/879
    Family ID F823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 AKESSON, Hilda Elis (Ruth),   b. Abt 1886, , , Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1967, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Family ID F828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ? 
    Married Abt 1902 
    • Karl is given as widowed on the 1920 census
      and on the 1930 census Karl is given as 1st Married aged 21 (with Christina 1st marr age 52)
      but on the 1915 Vancouver border crossing record he is given as single?
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Christine,   b. Abt 1875, , , Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1938, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1927 
    • On the 1930 Census Christine is given as 1st Married age 52
      However Karl is given as 1st Married age 21
    Last Modified 27 May 2017 
    Family ID F824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1881 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Address:
    St Marks Terrace - 21 Sep 1881 - Thornhill, St Michael & All Angels, Yorkshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 9y - 5 Apr 1891 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 5 Apr 1891 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Age: 28y - Between 14 Apr 1909 and 25 Apr 1909 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 29y - 1 Jun 1911 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Age: 37y - 19 Nov 1915 - , New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAttested - Age: 40y - 12 Sep 1917 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 40y - 12 Sep 1917 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 41y - 1 Jan 1920 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Engineer - 1 Jan 1920 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 51y - 28 Apr 1930 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sales Engineer - 28 Apr 1930 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 58y - 3 Apr 1940 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sales Engineer - 3 Apr 1940 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 80y - 30 Nov 1959 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • This Biographical sketch was provided for "THE CANADIAN CRICKETER" (January, 1960) by Harry H. GAWTHORPE, a long-time friend and associate of K.A.AUTY
      1878 (July) Born Yorkshire, England
      [Actual date of birth was 16th July 1881 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire]
      1890-94 - Educated Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury
      1895-96 - HMS Conway Training Ship, Liverpool
      [According to their records he was admitted to HMS Conway, Feb 1896, left Dec 1897 to learn electrical engineering]
      1897 - Attended Sorbonne, Paris. Military & General course
      1898-99 - Victoria College, Nottingham.
      Awarded B.Sc degree in Engineering
      1900-07 - Brush Engineering Co. Loughborough
      District Sales Contract Manager.
      1909-15 - British Columbia Railway Co. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadaada
      Power and Contract Manager.
      1915-46 - Commonwealth Edison Co, Chicago, Illinois USA
      Sales Manager (retirement deferred due to war)
      1917 - Awarded the "Insull" Medal

      Member and Officer of most North American Electrical Engineering Societies.
      Life Member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.


      Active cricketer until his late sixties.
      President of Chicago Cricket Club, and Illinois Cricket Association for 25 years.
      Author of Article on Cricket in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
      Founder and President of Illinois Rugby Football Union.
      Officer of most British Societies in Illinois.
      Member of Theatre Guild (USA), English Speaking Union, etc.

      Died, November 30th 1959, from a heart attack, in Chicago, ILL.
      (Survived by his second wife, Ruth and by three sisters resident in England).

    • Obituary - Wisden 1959

      AUTY, MR. KARL ANDRE, who died in Chicago on November 30, aged 81, was the owner of an outstanding cricket book collection. Educated at Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury, and on H.M.S. Conway Training Ship, he accomplished a Military and General course at the Sorbonne, Paris, and obtained a B.Sc. at Nottingham. He was an active participant in cricket until his late sixties in New England, B.C., and in North America. In the thirties he published a weekly newspaper, The British American, and for some years issued a cricket annual containing full details of Chicago cricket. He was celebrated for his Christmas cards, one of which included the following information: "It is interesting to note that a Surrey (England) team on its way to play exhibition games in Paris in 1789 was at Dover ready for the crossing, but turned back when met there by their host, the Duke of Dorset, H. B. M. Ambassador, who had fled from Paris before the coming outbreak of the French Revolution. Otherwise this would have been the first team ever to leave Britain's shores to play cricket abroad, thus depriving the 1859 team of that distinction."

    • Canadian Cricket Association
      ESTABLISHED MARCH 29, 1692
      INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF CANADA, APRIL 1st, 1968

      K.A. AUTY TROPHY,
      SYMBOL OF CRICKET SUPREMACY IN NORTH AMERICA

      By Kevin E. Boller

      In November 1961 a most historical meeting took place at the Badminton and Racket Club in Toronto when the President of the USACA, John I. Marder was entertained by the CCA President Lewis J.H. Gunn. Also in attendance was the Canadian secretary Donald King and J.W. (Jimmy) Chappel a CCA Board member. At this meeting it was agreed to revive the International Series and as a result the famous contest reappeared in the summer of 1963. A handsome silver trophy was presented for the competition by the United States Cricket Association in memory of K.A. Auty, who for many years had been a driving force in American cricket, mainly around the Chicago area.

      Karl Andre Auty was born at Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England in July 1878 and was educated at the Wheelwright Grammar School in Dewsbury, the Sorbonne University in Paris and at Nottingham University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

      Upon leaving Nottingham University he was employed by the Brush Electrical Engineering Company at Loughborough and in Lancashire between the years 1900-1907.

      In 1909 he emigrated to Vancouver on the west coast of Canada where he was employed by the British Columbia Railway Company as Power and Contract Manager from 1909 until 1915.

      In 1915 Karl moved to Chicago, Illinois where he was employed by the Commonwealth Edison Company as Sales Manager until his retirement in 1946.

      Karl Auty was an active cricketer until well into his sixties, having a reputation as an excellent fielder. He was President of the Chicago Cricket Club and the Illinois Cricket Association for 25 years and did a great deal to promote cricket in the area. He was also founder and President of the Illinois Rugby Football Union.

      Karl was a man of many talents, for some years he was publisher of a newspaper "The British American" and "The Illinois Cricket Annual". Through the years he built up a magnificent collection of cricket books and memorabilia. One prize in the collection is the scrap book of the famous test cricketer and movie actor Sir Charles Aubrey Smith who did much to promote cricket in California with the Hollywood Cricket Club. This valuable collection is now held in the K.A. Auty Library at Ridley College, St. Catharines which is located in southern Ontario, Canada.

      Karl Andre Auty passed away from a heart attack in Chicago on November 30, 1959 at the age of 81.


      Kevin E. Boller,
      Public Relations Officer,
      CANADIAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION

      the above is reproduced with permission of the Author from
      http://www.canadiancricket.org


  • Sources 
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    3. [S1415] Census 1891,Halifax Road ,Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, RG 12/3735, Folio 44, Page 233,.

    4. [S3471] Census 1911 Vancouver, Bristish Columbia, Canada Household ID 295, (Household ID 295).

    5. [S3473] US WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918.

    6. [S3470] Census 1920 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA En Dst 1160, Sht 9b, House 221, (En Dst 1160, Sht 9b, House 221).

    7. [S3469] Census 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA T626-483, House 14 .

    8. [S3468] Census 1940 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA T627-1007, House 50, (T627-1007, House 50).