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Shirley Helen Block

Shirley Helen Block

Female 1937 - 2000  (63 years)

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  1. 1.  Shirley Helen BlockShirley Helen Block was born 11 Jan 1937, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England (daughter of Henry Block and Leah Abrahams "Lily"); died 27 Sep 2000, Kensington, Middlesex, England; was cremated 04 Oct 2000, Golders Green, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Medical: Brown eyes, brown hair. 5 foot 8 inches Blood group: A. Rhesus +ve. W.R.Kahn -ve
    • Note: c 1941; As a result of Henry Block's military service, Shirley did not know her father until she was 3 or 4 years old.
    • Residence: c 1941, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England; Evacuated to Berkhampstead with mother Leah during WWII whilst father was away in service. Enjoyed this very much and liked Berkhampstead. Probably 39 Ellesmere Road
    • Residence: 11 Sep 1942, Willesden, MIddlesex, England; 3 Avenue Mansions, Park Avenue
    • Note: Dec 1944; Army issue Christmas card sent to daughter Shirley (then aged 7) for Christmas 1944.
    • Education: Between 1949 and 1954, Willesden, MIddlesex, England; Dudden Hill Secondary School
    • Occupation: Mar 1955; Shorthand typist, National Bank of India
    • Education: 1954-1956, Hendon, Middlesex, England; Hendon Technical College
    • Residence: 11 Jan 1958, Kilburn, Middlesex, England; 3 Christchurch Avenue
    • Residence: Sep 1959, Willesden, MIddlesex, England; 33 St Paul's Avenue
    • Occupation: Between 1970 and 1972, Willesden, MIddlesex, England; School Secretary, Princess Frederica Infants School, College Road
    • Occupation: Between 1972 and 1975, Wembley, Middlesex, England; School Secretary, Chalkhill Primary School
    • Occupation: Between 1975 and 1979, Wembley, Middlesex, England; Personal Assistant / secretary to Director of Housing Brent Council
    • Property: Aft 6 Mar 1978, Kingsbury, Middlesex, England; Address:
      96 Birchen Grove
    • Occupation: Between May 1979 and 1 Nov 1985; Housing Advisor
    • Occupation: 1 Nov 1984; Senior Housing Advisor
    • Occupation: Between Dec 1985 and Apr 1989; Senior Homeless Persons Officer
    • Occupation: Between Apr 1989 and Dec 1994; Principal Homeless Persons Officer
    • Property: Between Jun 1996 and Apr 2000, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica; Lot 2 Hopetown Gardens, Dunrobin
    • Will: 17 Apr 1998; Executors to will: David Henry Thrale (eldest child), Lindsay Cox (only sibling)
    • Probate: 8 Jan 2001

    Notes:

    Buried:
    The service was conducted at the crematorium in front of around 200 people. It was a joint faith service, with Jewish prayers and readings by Rabbi Guy Hall and Christian prayers and readings by Pastor Burnett. Psalm 23 which is used in both traditions was read.

    Her eulogy which follows was written by her Son David Thrale and was delivered by her other son Stacey Thrale.

    "Firstly we would like to thank, Rabbi Hall and Pastor Burnett, for leading today's service. We would also like to thank all the kind people who have helped both Mum and her family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    David and I would like to tell you about our mother Shirley ...

    Mum was born before the war in Willesden to a Jewish family. She had a younger sister Lindsay and an elder brother Rodney who died before Shirley was born.

    Mum could be rebellious and as a child, she once decided that she didn't like her bedroom because of a cracked window pane. Whilst her parents were out, she and Lindsay swapped furniture between the bedroom and the living room. Of course, when their parents returned home they were not at all happy so they had to change it back again.

    Shirley soon met our father Ken not far from here in a Golders Green dance hall. Soon after they first met Mum saw Dad from her bus, so she jumped off and deliberately bumped into him pretending it was an accidental meeting but Dad never knew!

    Mum and Dad were well suited as they both liked Jazz clubs, dancing and smart clothes. They often spent many a romantic evening at the pictures, with Mum's 11-year-old sister Lindsay in tow who always insisted on sitting in the middle.

    When her parents decided to move to Dunstable Mum rebelled and set-up a flat with her friend Denise when she was 17. She travelled every weekend back to Dunstable, to enjoy the luxuries of their bath. Her kind-hearted parents would both give her money, saying, "take this, don't tell your Dad", and "take this, don't tell your Mum".

    Ken & Shirley married in 1959, a little while after she started working for the Bank of India and then Handley Page where she was secretary to Sir Handley Page himself. Mum gave up work after we were born,

    Once my brother and I had both reached school age, mum started work again but only part-time so that she could spend as much time with us as possible.

    For a short while Dad was out of work. Mum was very strong and made many sacrifices to steer our family through these difficult times. When the rent man called we remember hiding behind the sofa with Mum pretending to be out.

    Mum was school secretary at Princess Frederica Primary School and later at Chalkhill Primary School. This allowed her to be at home with us during the school holidays. We have many happy memories, of all day, swimming at Kingsbury open-air pool, Willesden Swimming pool, Butlins at Bognor Regis, holidays in Uncle Brian's drafty flat in Hove & Sunday afternoon trips to buy ice cream from our favourite shop in Childs Hill. Whilst at Chalkhill School Mum gave the headmaster Kenneth Rudge - a budding author - the idea for one of his children's books, a story about a teenager going to a big open-air music festival, just like the famous Reading Music Festival that Mum used to help to organise.

    For years Mum worked at the celebrated Marquee club, London's version of the Cavern. When she started there it was a Soho Jazz club. As time changed this small venue became a rock club. Almost all the major bands played there, Thin Lizzy, The Who, Genesis, The Jam & many more. Mum also saw the birth of Punk, and later the likes of Tom Robinson and Adam Ant.

    When we were younger Mum took us to see our favourite band - Slade at the Marquee. Mum even got us into their dressing room. Our young impressionable minds were horrified as Mum took us down Wardour Street, taking time to say hello to the strip club's bouncers.

    Just like at home in Kingsbury, it seemed like everyone in Soho knew her. That was Mum, she liked good food, music and going out, but most of all she LOVED people.

    We often thought that our family was lucky to have so many good friends. It wasn't luck it was because of Mum. People saw her special kindness, friendship, good humour and her special zest for life. Mum would find time to talk to people. She put people at ease and let them know that they were important to her. We remember her many good deeds like putting up a friend of mine whose house had been damaged in a fire. Mum and Dad often told us "You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends".

    When we were older, Mum returned to full-time work as a Personal Assistant to Brent's Director of Housing. She eventually went on to become a Principal Homeless Persons Officer. This brought out the best in Mum, so many different people to mix with.

    Shirley and Ken had a long and happy marriage and made many close friends. We remember countless long and happy dinner parties held at our home. As they grew older together they enjoyed many happy foreign holidays. Sadly their marriage was cut short by Dad's sudden death in 1987, five weeks before their 28th Anniversary.

    In time Mum met Anton, whilst visiting a good friend in Jamaica. They were married in 1991, and have been together ever since. Mum had a few happy years of retirement living an easy & relaxed life in the Caribbean. Mum lived in Jamaica with Anton for about five years. She made many more good friends there.

    Mum dearly loved Anton She was also devoted to Anton's son, Shane and brought him up as her own. Despite the pain she suffered every day, she continued to look after Shane and helped him to settle into his new school. We can clearly see all the good things that she taught us, in Shane. Shane will miss her terribly.

    In her last days, David had the pleasure of telling Mum that Michelle is pregnant. Mum was delighted to hear that her third grandchild was on the way and told everyone that visited her. David's good friend Lee then told her about his forthcoming marriage. Quick as a flash Mum quipped "About bloody time!" Even in her last few days, she made friends with nurses and cleaners at the hospital, and told everyone that she was determined to "make this a short stay".

    We are all richer for having known Shirley. She has shown so many people that life isn't about money or things, or who you are. It is about family, people, friendship, and love.

    Shirley's epitaph is not in the words that I am now reading or those that will be placed on her plaque but is written in the hearts of the many many people who experienced her love, kindness and humour.

    I leave you with the words that Shirley used after both her sons were married-off. These words are as appropriate now as they were then ...

    "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I am free at last."

    Died:
    Died at 4 am whilst with sister Lindsay

    Shirley married Kenneth David Thrale "Migolie" 04 Sep 1959, Willesden, Middlesex, England. Kenneth (son of Herbert Thrale "Donald" and Rose Spittle) was born 28 Aug 1928, West Hampstead, Middlesex, England; was christened 05 Oct 1928, West Hampstead, Middlesex, England; died 31 Jul 1987, Kingsbury, Middlesex, England; was cremated 7 Aug 1987, Golders Green, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. David Henry Thrale
    2. Stacey Donald Thrale

    Shirley married Fitzroy Anthony Douglas "Anton" [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry BlockHenry Block was born 6 Jun 1905, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England (son of Benjamin Jacob Bloch "Joseph" and Rebecca Klatzow/Klotzor); died 3 Sep 1989, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; was buried , Western Cemetery, Bullscross Ride, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alias: Henry's Hebrew name (shem ha-kodesh) was "Nechamia Binyamin Yaakov Hacohen"
    • Occupation: Luton, Bedfordshire, England; Milliner (see Michael Bloch); : City Millners
    • Religion: Soho, Middlesex, England; Member of West End Great Synagogue, 21 Dean Street
    • Census: 2 Apr 1911, 162 Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street, New Road, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Benjamin born Russia. Married for 9 years. Cap maker. Rebecca 32, Samuel 8, Henry 6, Michal 4, Rosa 2.; : 33
    • Residence: 1924, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; 154 Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street
    • Residence: Abt 1928-2 Aug 1931, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; 163 Romford Street
    • Residence: Abt 1934, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; 94 Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street
    • Residence: Abt 1938, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England; 39 Ellesmere Road, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire
    • Military Service: 1943 - Dec 1944; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 98th GRV HOS
    • Note: Dec 1944
    • Residence: 25 May 1945, Willesden, MIddlesex, England; 3 Avenue Mansions, Park Avenue

    Notes:

    Henry had a habit of always pulling his trousers up when he stood-up, and would always cut his sandwiches at work with his work shears!

    Buried:
    Plot W349

    Henry married Leah Abrahams "Lily" 2 Aug 1931, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England. Leah (daughter of Marks Abrahams "Mark" and Henrietta Sarah Wells "Sarah or Dolly") was born 25 Apr 1904, Hoxton, Middlesex, England; died 5 Aug 1984, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; was buried 7 Aug 1984, Western Cemetery, Bullscross Ride, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Leah Abrahams "Lily"Leah Abrahams "Lily" was born 25 Apr 1904, Hoxton, Middlesex, England (daughter of Marks Abrahams "Mark" and Henrietta Sarah Wells "Sarah or Dolly"); died 5 Aug 1984, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; was buried 7 Aug 1984, Western Cemetery, Bullscross Ride, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 2 Apr 1911, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; Occupying 2 rooms; : 6; Address:
      31 Fashion Street
      off Brick Lane
      London
    • Residence: 2 Aug 1931, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; 31 Fashion Street
    • Property: 1937, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Address:
      94 Fieldgate Mansions
      Romford Street
    • Medical: Oct 1967, Dunstable, Bedfordshire; Hospitalised in Luton & Dunstable hospital after being knocked down by a car

    Notes:

    Buried:
    Leah's memorial stone reads .... IN HEBREW Here lies Leah, daughter of Mordecai Who died on 7 AV 5744 May she rest in peace. IN ENGLISH In loving memory of Leah (Lily) Block Died Aug 5th 1984 7 AV 5744 Age 80 Deeply mourned by her devoted husband Henry Daughters Shirley and Lindsay, Sons in law Grand children, relatives and friends For ever in our thoughts.

    The grave was consecrated on 2 June 1986

    Notes:

    Married:
    Married at Great Synagogue, 262 Commercial Road. Whitechapel, London E1 at 2pm.

    Dinner 7pm. Buffet & ball 9.30 at Goides Restaurant 54 High Street Whitechapel, London E1.

    Children:
    1. Rodney Martin Block "Rod" was born 18 Sep 1933; died 10 Jan 1936.
    2. 1. Shirley Helen Block was born 11 Jan 1937, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 27 Sep 2000, Kensington, Middlesex, England; was cremated 04 Oct 2000, Golders Green, Middlesex, England.
    3. Lindsay Janette Block


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Benjamin Jacob Bloch "Joseph"Benjamin Jacob Bloch "Joseph" was born Between 16 Dec 1879 and 15 Dec 1880, Estonia (son of Lewis Bloch and Jane); died Jan-Mar 1935, Stepney, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Furrier Cutter
    • Immigration: Abt 1894; Came to England aged 14. Ruth Bunker says that he was part of a wider Jewish family that left during the Russian pogroms and got onto whatever boats they could. This resulted in family members ending up in different countries. Some certainly ended up in the USA.
    • Census: 31 Mar 1901, 62 Greenfield Street, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Recorded as Jacob Bloch; : 21
    • Residence: 31 Mar 1901-16 Dec 1902, Stepney, Middlesex, England; 62 Greenfield Street (now called Greenfield Road)
    • Occupation: 16 Dec 1902-6 Jun 1905; Cap maker
    • Residence: 6 Jun 1905, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; 30 Fieldgate Street
    • Census: 2 Apr 1911, 162 Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street, New Road, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Benjamin born Russia. Married for 9 years. Cap maker. Rebecca 32, Samuel 8, Henry 6, Michal 4, Rosa 2.; : 33

    Benjamin married Rebecca Klatzow/Klotzor 16 Dec 1902, Jews Synagogue (The Great Synagogue), Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Rebecca (daughter of Joseph Klatzow and Leine) was born Between 16 Dec 1880 and 15 Dec 1881, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia; died Jul-Sep 1940, Stepney, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Rebecca Klatzow/KlotzorRebecca Klatzow/Klotzor was born Between 16 Dec 1880 and 15 Dec 1881, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia (daughter of Joseph Klatzow and Leine); died Jul-Sep 1940, Stepney, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: Came to England aged 14
    • Census: 31 Mar 1901, 180 Brady Street Dwellings, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; Unmarried daughter, tailoress, worker, Russia; : 20
    • Residence: 16 Dec 1902, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; Address:
      180 Brady Street Buildings
    • Census: 2 Apr 1911, 162 Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street, New Road, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Benjamin born Russia. Married for 9 years. Cap maker. Rebecca 32, Samuel 8, Henry 6, Michal 4, Rosa 2.; : 33

    Notes:

    Possible alternative spellings: Klatzov (Russian spelling) Klatzow (Polish spelling)

    Notes:

    Married:
    Married at Ashville House, Camp Road, Leeds. Jewish ceremony at Jews Synagogue (The Great Synagogue), Belgrave Street, Leeds. Marriage authorisation gives surname as Klotzor.

    Children:
    1. Samuel Block was born 12 Feb 1904, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 29 Nov 1981, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; was buried 1 Dec 1981, Edgwarebury Cemetery, Edgware, Middlesex, England.
    2. 2. Henry Block was born 6 Jun 1905, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died 3 Sep 1989, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; was buried , Western Cemetery, Bullscross Ride, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.
    3. Michael Block "Mick" was born 1 Jul 1907-30 Sep 1907, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Rose Block was born 1 Apr 1909-30 Jun 1909, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died Abt 1932.
    5. Cecilia Block "Cissie" was born bet. 1 Apr 1912 - 30 June 1912, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; died Jan-Mar 1998, Harlesden, Middlesex, England.
    6. Joseph Block was born 27 Apr 1916, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 17 May 1994, Camden, Middlesex, England; was buried May 1994, Streatham, Surrey, England.
    7. Louis Block was born Jul-Sep 1922, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 26 May 1940, Dunkirk, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

  3. 6.  Marks Abrahams "Mark"Marks Abrahams "Mark" was born 17 Aug 1883, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England (son of Joseph Alexander Franck "Joseph Alexander Abrahams" and Rebecca Koski/Kosky); died Abt Mar 1948.

    Other Events:

    • Citizenship: 27 Jul 1886, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; Naturalisation; Address:
    • Education: 6 Apr 1891; Scholar
    • Occupation: 1 Apr 1901; French polisher
    • Census: 2 Apr 1911, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; Occupying 2 rooms; : 28; Address:
      31 Fashion Street
      off Brick Lane
      London
    • Alt. Death: c. 1940

    Notes:

    Died:
    A Mark Abrahams died in Islington in Apr/May/Jun 1942 Vol 1b, Page 197a aged 62 (b 1880)

    A Mark Abrahams died in Islington in Apr/May/Jun 1945 Vol 1b, Page 145 aged 66 (b 1879)

    Marks married Henrietta Sarah Wells "Sarah or Dolly" 23 Dec 1902, Holborn, Middlesex, England. Henrietta (daughter of Alfred Wells and Jane Henrietta Staples) was born 13 Mar 1884, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England; died Dec 1979, Poplar and Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Henrietta Sarah Wells "Sarah or Dolly"Henrietta Sarah Wells "Sarah or Dolly" was born 13 Mar 1884, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England (daughter of Alfred Wells and Jane Henrietta Staples); died Dec 1979, Poplar and Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Converted from Christianity to Judaism after marriage, which caused her parents to disown her.
    • School: 30 Mar 1896 - 5 June 1896; Admitted to Bath Street School. Bath Street School opened 1881, renamed Moorfields Primary School from 1951. Living at 160 Lever Street, London. Also Columba Road School. Left Bath Street school on 5 June 1896.
    • Occupation: 23 Dec 1902; Sewing machinist
    • Census: 2 Apr 1911, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; Occupying 2 rooms; : 27; Address:
      31 Fashion Street
      off Brick Lane
      London
    • Residence: Mar 1936, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; Address:
      31 Fashion Street
    • Residence: Abt 1975, 2 Louisa Gardens, Stepney Green, Middlesex, England

    Notes:

    Had two children before she was married. Approximate age of at death 96 years.

    Notes:

    Married:
    A Jane Wells was a witness to the marriage of Henrietta on 23 Dec 1902. If verbal family accounts that Sarah was disowned by her family for marrying a Jew, are true, then witness Jane is more likely to have been a sister than a mother.

    Children:
    1. Jack Abrahams was born Abt 1903; died Apr - Jun 1982, Haringey, Middlesex, England.
    2. 3. Leah Abrahams "Lily" was born 25 Apr 1904, Hoxton, Middlesex, England; died 5 Aug 1984, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; was buried 7 Aug 1984, Western Cemetery, Bullscross Ride, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.
    3. Anne Abrahams "Annie" was born 19 Mar 1906; died 6 Apr 1992.
    4. Bessie Abrahams
    5. Alfred Abrahams "Alfie" was born 18 Mar 1911; died Jun 2002, Wandsworth, Surrey, England.
    6. Herbert Abrahams "Bert" was born Jan-Mar 1919, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died 1 Aug 2002.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Lewis Bloch was born Abt 1844, Russia; died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 31 Mar 1901, 62 Greenfield Street, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; : 57
    • Occupation: 31 Mar 1901-16 Dec 1902; Cap maker Ohab (own account)

    Notes:

    It is said in the family that ordinarily Jews were not allowed to live in Saint Petersburg without special consent. In Lewis's cases this was granted because he made a great invention. Unfortunately it is not known what that invention was.

    Lewis — Jane. Jane was born Abt 1844, Russia; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Jane was born Abt 1844, Russia; died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 31 Mar 1901, 62 Greenfield Street, Mile End, Stepney, Middlesex, England; : 21

    Children:
    1. Issac Bloch was born Abt 1877, Russia; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 4. Benjamin Jacob Bloch "Joseph" was born Between 16 Dec 1879 and 15 Dec 1880, Estonia; died Jan-Mar 1935, Stepney, Middlesex, England.
    3. Harry Bloch was born Abt 1884, Russia; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 10.  Joseph Klatzow died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 16 Dec 1902; General dealer

    Joseph married Leine Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia. Leine was born 1852, Russia; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Leine was born 1852, Russia; died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 31 Mar 1901, 180 Brady Street Dwellings, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; Head of household / married; : 48

    Children:
    1. Jonas Klatzow was born Abt 1876, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia; died 22 Jul 1942, Cape Town, South Africa.
    2. 5. Rebecca Klatzow/Klotzor was born Between 16 Dec 1880 and 15 Dec 1881, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia; died Jul-Sep 1940, Stepney, Middlesex, England.
    3. Harry Klatzow was born 1883, Russia.

  5. 12.  Joseph Alexander Franck "Joseph Alexander Abrahams" was born Abt 1852, Suwalki, Suwalki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland (son of Abraham Franck "Frank Abrahams" and Unknown Unknown); died 10 Sept 1928, Hackney, Middlesex, England; was buried , Edmonton Federation of Synagogues Cemetery, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Note: Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia; It is thought that Joseph lived in St Petersburg, although documentary evidence for this is unclear
    • Immigration: Became British subject and was a witness to the English wedding of son Mark to Henrietta Sarah Wells.
    • Occupation: 20 Nov 1877, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; Tailor
    • Occupation: 14 Mar 1884; Grocer
    • Citizenship: 27 Jul 1886, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; Naturalisation; Address:
    • Occupation: 31 Mar 1901; Chandler's shopkeeper (at home) (own account)
    • Occupation: 23 Dec 1902; Master grocer
    • Occupation: 8 Jun 1910; Grocer
    • Note: 2 Jul 1920, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA; Travel from Southampton on ship: Lapland. Destination Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Rebecca and Joseph listed as travelling together. Both aged 68. He listed as Grocer, she as wife. Both listed as able to read English, and of Race: "Hebrew". Both give son-in-law J Price of "38 Wallanwie Road, London E" as their contact. Travelling to Patterson NJ.
    • Note: 6 Jul 1920, New York, New York, USA; Arrival in New York on Lapland Ship from Southampton with wife Rebecca.
    • Note: 10 Jun 1921, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Travel from New York on ship: Adriatic. Destination Southampton, England. Rebecca and Joseph listed as travelling together. Both aged 68. He listed as Grocer, she as wife. Proposed address in the UK, listed as 495 Cambridge Road, London E.
    • Residence: 10 Jun 1921, London, England; On return from USA on ship: Adriatic, Rebecca and Joseph returning residence listed as 495 Cambridge Road, London E.; Address:
      495 Cambridge Road

    Joseph married Rebecca Koski/Kosky 1868-1871. Rebecca (daughter of Joseph Koski "David") was born 10 Oct 1852-9/10/1853, Suwalki, Suwalki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland; died 9 Oct 1934, Hackney, Middlesex, England; was buried , Edmonton Federation of Synagogues Cemetery, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Rebecca Koski/Kosky was born 10 Oct 1852-9/10/1853, Suwalki, Suwalki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland (daughter of Joseph Koski "David"); died 9 Oct 1934, Hackney, Middlesex, England; was buried , Edmonton Federation of Synagogues Cemetery, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Education: 9 Aug 1876; Rebecca signed her daughter Sophie's birth certificate with a "mark", hence she was likely illiterate.
    • Note: 2 Jul 1920, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA; Travel from Southampton on ship: Lapland. Destination Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Rebecca and Joseph listed as travelling together. Both aged 68. He listed as Grocer, she as wife. Both listed as able to read English, and of Race: "Hebrew". Both give son-in-law J Price of "38 Wallanwie Road, London E" as their contact. Travelling to Patterson NJ.
    • Note: 6 Jul 1920, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Departing on Lapland Ship from Southampton to New York with wife Rebecca.
    • Note: 10 Jun 1921, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Travel from New York on ship: Adriatic. Destination Southampton, England. Rebecca and Joseph listed as travelling together. Both aged 68. He listed as Grocer, she as wife. Proposed address in the UK, listed as 495 Cambridge Road, London E.
    • Residence: 10 Jun 1921, London, England; On return from USA on ship: Adriatic, Rebecca and Joseph returning residence listed as 495 Cambridge Road, London E.; Address:
      495 Cambridge Road

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Her birth was thought to be Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. However, the documentary evidence for that is unclear, wheras the 1911 census lists Suvalk, Poland as her birth place.

    Name:
    Documents spell as Kosky, Cosky and Koski, but more frequently Koski.

    Died:
    Widow of Joseph Abrahams. Son D Abrahams of 4 St Anns Road, Tottenham, Middlesex registered the death.

    Notes:

    Married:
    1911 UK census states Joseph had 12 children of which 3 had died by 2 Apr 1911, and that he had completed 40 years of marriage, suggesting a Jewish wedding outside the UK in about 1871?

    Children:
    1. Betsy Abrahams "Bessy" was born Oct-Dec 1874, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died Mar 1954, Hackney, Middlesex, England.
    2. Sophie Abrahams was born 9 Aug 1876, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; died 10 Feb 1883, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England.
    3. Jane Abrahams "Jenny" was born 20 Nov 1877, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died Jul 1950, Bronx, Bronx, New York, USA.
    4. Hannah Abrahams "Annie" was born Jan - Mar 1882, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died 23 May 1966, Wandsworth, Surrey, England.
    5. 6. Marks Abrahams "Mark" was born 17 Aug 1883, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died Abt Mar 1948.
    6. Rose Abrahams "Rosie / Raizel" was born 2 Mar 1885, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died Apr - Jun 1968, Hendon, Middlesex, England; was buried , Rainham (Federation) Jewish Cemetery, Rainham, Essex, England.
    7. Deborah Abrahams "Deby" was born 1879 - 1886, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; died 23 Jun 1951.
    8. David Abraham/Franck was born 29 Aug 1886, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England; died 24 Sep 1964, Van Nuys, California, USA.
    9. Rachel Abrahams "Regina Carr / Regina Abrahams" was born 31 Aug 1888, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died 22 Jun 1961, London, England.
    10. Jacob Abrahams "Jack" was born 12 Oct 1890, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; died 23 Nov 1899, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England.
    11. Leah Abrahams "Lily" was born 4 Sep 1892, Spitalfields, Middlesex, England.

  7. 14.  Alfred Wells (son of William Wells); died Bef 23 Dec 1902.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 25 Jul 1869; Clerk
    • Occupation: 13 Mar 1884; Licensed hawker
    • Occupation: 23 Dec 1902; Cart Painter

    Notes:

    "A lovely man"

    Alfred married Jane Henrietta Staples 25 Jul 1869, St John, Hoxton, Hackney, Middlesex, England. Jane (daughter of William Staples) died Sep 1960, Ealing, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Jane Henrietta Staples (daughter of William Staples); died Sep 1960, Ealing, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 13 Mar 1884, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England; Address:
      37 Baxendale Street

    Notes:

    Illiterate - marked birth certificate of daughter Sarah Henrietta Wells with the mark "X". According to Lindsay Block, she was Irish.

    Died:
    Volume: 5e. Page 139

    Children:
    1. 7. Henrietta Sarah Wells "Sarah or Dolly" was born 13 Mar 1884, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England; died Dec 1979, Poplar and Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England.




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