Emma Tatham (Ettie) STOWELL(1338) was born on 11 Aug 1863 at Bradford, Yorkshire1, the second child and eldest daughter of the Rev. Thomas Alfred STOWELL(68) , at the time the Perpetual Curate of St. Stephen's, Bowling, in Bradford, and Emma TATHAM(69) , after whom she was clearly named. This Emma died in 1954, aged 90 2. She did not marry.
In all of the England Census returns from 1871 to 1901 she is in the household of her parents. Thus in 18713, aged 7 and a schoolgirl, she was at 27 The Crescent, Salford, and ten years later4 , aged 17 and still attending school, she was at 46 The Crescent, Salford. By 18915 the family was at the Rectory in Park Road, Chorley, Lancashire, and she was 27 and of no occupation. In 19016, together with three of her unmarried sisters, she was in her parents' house at 2 Park Road, Chorley. Then in 1911, aged 47, she was, for a change, at the house of her 76 year old unmarried aunt Catherine Margaret TATHAM(139) at 10 Leicester Street, Southport. Also present was her 2 year old nephew Hugh Alfred STOWELL(139), whose mother had died the day after he was born.
After her father's death in 1916, Emma looked after her mother, and I am guessing that at some time after her mother died, which was in in Nov 1921, Emma teamed up with her younger sister Annie Irene, who had also not married, and they lived together in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland.
1) Unpublished descendant chart, Family of
Rev. Thomas Alfred STOWELL, M.A., Canon of Manchester, by J. A. Stowell,
chart B-S831, Oct 1993. Her birth was registered at Bradford, Sep quarter of
1863, vol.9b, p.47.
2) GRO deaths index, Westmorland South, Mar quarter of 1954, vol.1b, p.664.
3) 1871 England census, Salford, RG10, piece 4023, folio 19, p.34
4) 1881 England census, Salford, RG11, piece 3966, folio 37, p.11, through Ancestry.com.
5) 1891 England census, Chorley, RG12, piece 3423, folio 30, p.3, through Ancestry.com.
6) 1901 England census, Chorley, RG13, piece 3935, folio 15, p.22, through Findmypast.co.uk.
7) 1911 England census, Ormskirk, Lancashire, Ref. RG14PN22869 RG78PN1340A RD457 SD6 ED3 SN155, through Findmypast.co.uk.
© John Stowell 2012 This file last edited on 25 January 2012.
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