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Tuesday 25 December 2012

Frederick Owen and Ethel Maud Brock - Christmas Day Sweet Hearts

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Sundial memorial to Frederick Owen and Edith Maud Brock, Braywick Cemetery Garden of Rest, Maidenhead Berkshire.

"In loving memory of Frederick Owen Brock who passed away Feb 8th 1962 and Edith Maud Brock on Christmas Day 1968.  Both born 1876."

Frederick Owen Brock was born in 1876 to John Brock, a builder, and his wife Elizabeth Cornell.  Frederick first appears on the 1881 Census aged 4 and living with his parents and siblings at The Firs, Felsted Common, Essex.  By 1891 Frederick had moved in with his uncle William Brock, a flour miller, and his wife Harriet, the parents of Edith Maud Brock.  Frederick was an apprentice flour miller at the time he was living with his aunt and uncle's house. 

In 1900 Frederick married his cousin Edith at Ognar, Essex.

In 1901 the newlyweds can be found living at 20 Park Street, St Pancras London.  Frederick is now a baker and confectioner.  1911 finds the family relocated to Kingston -on-Thames.  Frederick is still a baker and confectioner, but the family has since expanded to include Stanley Frederick aged 8, Muriel aged 7 and one year old Iris Doreen.

Frederick passed away on 8th February 1862 in Windsor Berkshire aged 85 and Edith on 25th December 1968 in Maidenhead Berkshire aged 92.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year.  Beneath Thy Feet will return in the New Year.

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  1. Think you need to amend you date it's 1862. Sad she died on Christmas day

    1. Thank you, some one else pointed out my mistake. I am so used to typing 18XX when researching these people's lives that it has become second nature almost to type 18 instead of 19.

      I hope you had a great Christmas.


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