Male, born 1919-05-12, died 2013-02-15

Associated with the firms network

Dunstan, Thomas Edward, Architect; Lawrence, Charles A., Architect

Professional History


According to the 1940 US Census, Dunstan worked in an "engineering department."

Draftsman, Charles A. Lawrence, Jr., Architect, Seattle, WA.

Principal, Thomas Edward Dunstan, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1947-1949, 1954-1956. Between 1947-1949, Dunstan had an office at 6721 35th Avenue NW, and during the 1954-1956 span leased Office #921 in the Seaboard Building.



Born in Seattle, WA, Thomas Edward Dunstan lived in Arlington, WA, in 1920, before his first birthday. They resided on Burke Street in Arlington in 01/1920, and at 910 Dunham Street in Arlington in 1923.

At age 10, Dunstan resided with his family at 801 Ainsworth Avenue, Portland, OR. The Dunstans owned this residence in 1930, worth about $4500. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0530; FHL microfilm: 2341688, accessed 08/19/2019.)

In 1933, the Dunstan Family resided at 1220 2nd Avenue North, while John served as pastor of the Queen Anne Congregational Church. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1933, p. 490.)

From at least 1935 until 1938, Thomas Dunstan lived at 1214 18th Avenue North in Seattle, near the University of Washington with his parents and brothers. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1935, p. 491 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1938, p. 439.)

Later in life, Dunstan made his home at6115 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA. (See, Source Information U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010, accessed 08/19/2019.)


His father, John Francis Dunstan, (born 02/17/1887 in London, England-12/1954 in Seattle, WA) was a Congregationalist church minister who moved among several Pacific Northwest parishes during his career. According to US naturalization paperwork, John F. Dunstan arrived in the US on 04/30/1913 aboard a Canadian passenger ship from Victoria, BC. John Dunstan had also lived in Adelaide, South Australia before 1913 and in Anchorage, AK, during the mid-1910s. He received US citizenship in 1923. (See, Source Citation The National Archives, Washington DC; Washington DC; ARC Title: Naturalization Records for the Superior Court for King, Pierce, Thurston, and Snohomish Counties, Washington, 1850-1974; NAI Number: M1543; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009; Record Group Number: 21, accessed 08/20/2019.)

His mother, Charlotte Oral Tennent (born 04/01/1892 in Detroit, MI-d. 11/29/1954 in San Mateo County, CA), worked in the home, raising five children, all boys. Her parents were Thomas Marshall Tennent (born in 09/20/1870 in Canada) and Susana Charlotte "Lottie" Ferguson (born in c. 1870 Canada-d. 09/26/1914 in Seattle, WA). John and Charlotte married on 03/24/1914 in Seattle, WA, but they resided in Anchorage, AK, in 08/1917, when John filled out his World War I draft registration form. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0530; FHL microfilm: 2341688, accessed 08/19/2019,, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmr_32263.tif, accessed 08/19/2019 and, Source Citation Registration State: Alaska; Registration County: Third Judicial District; Roll: 1473296, accessed 08/19/2019.)

Thomas's brothers included John Robert Dunstan, (born 04/25/1917 in Anchorage, AK), Clifford Lincoln Dunstan (born 05/12/1919 in WA-d. 02/29/1920 in Arlington, WA), Paul David Dunstan (born 04/20/1921 in Arlington, WA) and James Tennant Dunstan (born c. 1929 in OR). In 1938, John R. Dunstan served in the US Marine Corps.


He married Margie Madden Worrell on 09/10/1949.

He wed Carole J. Jaslin on 11/04/1961 in King County, WA.

PCAD id: 6747