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Wednesday 6 March 2013

Wednesday's Child - Queenie Marian Blake

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

Monument to Queenie Marian Blake and Nellie Louise Blake, All Saints Cemetery, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

"In ever loving memory of our only darling child Queenie.  Left Mummy and Daddy, but gone to Jesus.

Queenie Marian Blake born June 17th 1903 - Died Sept 2nd 1911.

And of her mother Nellie Louise Blake died May 29th 1955."

Queenie Marian Blake was born on 17th June 1903 in Bradfield, Berkshire to Ayton James Blake, an officer in the army, and his wife Nellie Louise Woodhouse.

Queenie first appears on the 1911 Census aged 7 living with her parents and their servant Lily Oakley at Rosetta, Ray Lea Road, Maidenhead Berkshire.  Her father Ayton is listed as being a Retired Officer H.M Army.  Sadly Queenie was to pass away on 2nd September 1911 aged just 8 years old.

Nellie Louise Blake was born Nellie Louise Woodhouse in 1879 in Maidenhead Berkshire to Henry Woodhouse, a boat builder and owner of the Thames Hotel, Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, and his wife Mary Ann F West.

Nellie first appears on the 1881 Census, aged one year, living with her parents in Bridge Street, Maidenhead.  At that time Henry Woodhouse was a boat builder employing 4 men and 12 boys.  He had yet to go into business with his ex brother-in-law William Deacon and build the Thames Hotel, which opened in the late 1880s.  In 1891 Nellie, now aged 11 and her family, including her younger sisters Winifred, Daisy and Ella, are living at the Thames Hotel in Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead.  Nellie is still living with her family at the hotel in 1901.  In 1902 she marries Lieutenant Ayton James Blake of the Imperial Yeomanry.  Their only child, Queenie, was born in 1903.

Nellie Sadly passed away in 1955.

1 comment:

  1. This is quite the monument. Thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics -- even though markers for children are sad, I'm glad that you share these. :)


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