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Friday, 15 March 2013

Eveline and John Walter Stephens - Frosty

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

Frost covered monument to Eveline and John Walter Stephens, All Saints Cemetery, Maidenhead Berkshire.

Eveline Stephens was born Eveline Foale in Dartmouth, devon in 1872 to David Foale, a farmer, and his wife Mary Ann Cutmore Hingston.

Eveline first appears in the 1881 Census living with her parents and siblings, Alice, David, Charles, William and Harry at the 165 acre Townstall Farm in Dartmouth, Devon.

In 1891 Eveline and her family have moved to another farm in Dartmouth.

In 1898 Eveline marries John Water Stephens, a furnishing draper, in Totnes, Devon.

1901 sees the birth of their first child, a son, John Stephens.  On the 1901 Census, eveline, John Walter and baby John aged 2 months are living in Watford Hertfordshire in a house names Woodlands.  Visiting the family at the time is Eveline's younger sister Edith, aged 12.

1904 sees the birth of their second son, David.

In 1911 the family have moved to 66 High Street, Berkhampstead.

John Walter Stephens was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire in 1868 to John Stephens, a clerk at a registry office, and his wife Sarah Rosanna Coltart.

John first appears in the 1871 Census aged 2 years living with his parents and siblings, Rosanna and Hugh at 3 Canterbury Terrace, Harrow, Middlesex.  At some point between the 1871 and 1881 Census, John Snr passes away.

In 1881 The widowed Sarah and her children, Rosanna, Hugh and John Walter have moved back to St Albans in Hertfordshire.

In 1891 the family, minus Rosanna are styill linging in St Alban's Road in Watford Hertforshire.  Hugh is now a railway clerk and John is simply listed as a clerk.  I am unable to locate Rosanna's whereabouts on the 1891 Census.  However in 1892 Rosanna marries Henry Thomas Horton a butcher.

Eveline Stephens was to pass away in 1948 in Maidenhead Berkshire.  John Watlter joined Eveline in 1955.

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1 comment:

  1. As usual, an interesting post with lots of information! I like how the frost make this look, too.

    Thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics! :)


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