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Tuesday 21 January 2014

Taphophile Tragics - Charles Quibell Rogers

Monument to Charles Quibell Rogers, All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.
"In Memory Of Charles Q. Rogers died March 9th 1950 aged 73"
Charles Quibell Rogers was born in 1876 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, to Charles Rogers, a pork pie maker, and his wife Mary Quibell, a provisions dealer.
Charles first appears on the 1881 Census, aged five years, living with his parents, elder sisters Elizabeth and Sarah, twin sister Emma Rachel, and younger sister Edith, in Sage Cross Street in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
In 1891, fifteen year old Charles, now a pie maker, is boarding in the home of Arthur Barrett, a confectioner and baker at 109 Charmwood Street, St Margaret's, Leicestershire.  Charles's twin sister Emma is working as a general domestic servant in the home of Charlotte Rose at 65 Princess Street, Leicester, Leicestershire.
In 1898, Charles married Emma Holmes, the widow of Frederick Holmes, in Shardlow, Derbyshire, taking on Emma's two children from her previous marriage, Frank and Florence Holmes.
A year later in 1899, Charles's twin sister Emma Rachel married John Wayness Cheyne, a plumber and gas fitter, in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Charles's new family can be found on the 1901 Census, living at 12 Oakleys Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, where Charles's occupation is now listed as a bread maker.
Emma Rachel and her husband John Wayness can be found living at 68 Granstead Road,  Colchester, Essex.
By 1911 Charles and his family had moved to 57 Oakleys Road in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.  Charles is now working as a confectioner fro the Co-operative.  Frank and Florence are working in the lace making and mending industry.
I am unable to locate Emma Rachel and her family on 1911 Census.
Charles Quibell Rogers was to pass away on 9th March 1950 in Maidenhead, Berkshire.  His twin sister Emma Rachel Cheyne died aged eighty five years old in Chelmsford, Essex on 28th July 1961.
I wonder what brought Charles to Maidenhead and why he lies alone in All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery.
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  1. You could wonder that about a lot of people, he could have just need visiting at the time. Who knows

  2. Long life! Always an interesting post from you --- thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!


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