Dorothy Thomas was born on September 19, 1901 in London, England. She was working in the Red Cross in England when she met James Eastman. The couple was married in London at St. Barnabas Church Southfields in March of 1919. They sailed for Canada, and in 1923 settled in Halcourt (34-70-11-W6). They had seven children. Margaret died on July 7, 1990 at the age of 88.