Dorothy Stuart Man was born on 1 December 1886 in Dieppe, France, the youngest daughter of Edward Garnet and Katherine (Matthews) Man. She died, unmarried, on 26 August 1939, at Clifton, near Bristol. Dorothy belongs to Generation Six.
Dorothy spent most of her life looking after her
parents. Tragically, soon after her father died, her mental health gradually deteriorated
and this pretty and talented woman (she played the piano very well) became an eccentric
and at times difficult recluse. Her middle name 'Stuart' is the family name of
her uncle James Henry Mathews' wife's family. She had a keen interest in
genealogy and kept up correspondences with various family members (i.e. see
Mary Awdry's letter to
Dorothy). Her hand
drawn Fowle family tree can be seen to this day at the Kent Archives Office.