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Sunday 3 March 2013

Cemetery Sunday - Isabel Rooksby

Monument to Isabel Rooksby, All Saints Cemetery, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

"In loving memory of Isabel Rooksby who died Sept 13rd 1916 aged 39 years."

Isabel Rooksby was born Isabel Lyne in 1877 in Maidenhead Berkshire, the youngest daughter of Thomas Lyne, a boot maker and warehouseman, and his wife Georgina Lyne.

Isabel first appears on the 1881 Census, listed as Bella aged 3, living at 10 Queen Street Maidenhead with her parents and elder sisters Alice, born 1869 and Georgina born 1873.

In 1891 the family is still living and running a shop at 10 Queen Street in Maidenhead Berkshire.

In 1901 Isabel marries Henry Lucas Rooksby and boot salesman and son of Jacob Rooksby, a manager of a boot shop, and his wife eliza Jane Fillingham.

The newly wed couple cna be found on the 1901 Census living at 7 High Street, Uxbridge Middlesex.  In 1902 they celebrated the birth of their daughter Georgina Gladys Rooksby.  Sadly Henry Lucas was to pass away in 1909 in Brentford Middlesex.

I am undable to find Isabel on the 1911 Census, however her daughter Georgina is staying with her Aunt and Uncle, Jessie Maud Mary and JOhn Frederick Humphrey.

Isabel passed away on 23rd September 1916 in Maidenhead Berkshire, where she lies buried.

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