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Friday 7 June 2013

Joseph Henry Manlove - A Loyal Son of Maidenhead.

Monument to Winifred Florence, Eleanor Amelia and Joseph Henry Manlove.  All Saints Cemetery, Maidenhead Berkshire.

"In Loving Memory of
Winifred Florence, elder & beloved daughter of J.H and E.A Manlove
Born May 2nd 1884 - Died 28th Nov 1909
Thanks be to God which Giveth us the Victory
Through our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Cor 15. 57
Eleanor Amelia Manlove
Beloved wife of J.H Manlove
Born Feb 26th 1861 - Died May 15th 1928
"With Christ which is far better"
And of
Joseph Henry Manlove
Born June 8th 1856 - Died Oct 26th 1938
At Rest"

Joseph Henry Manlove was born in Maidenhead Berkshire in 1856 to Richard George Manlove, a coach builder and partner in the coach building firm Taylor and Manlove, and his wife Hannah Marks.

Joseph first appears on the 1861 Census aged four years old, living with his parents and elder brother Richard George Jr and his aunt Anne Marks, in Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

In 1871 the fourteen-year-old Joseph is boarding at his cousin Anne Howleston's house, 289 Greys Inn Road, Pancras, London.

Joseph, now an Iron Foundry Manager, married Eleanor Amelia Wright at Saint John of Jerusalem Church, Lauriston Road, South Hackney on 28th January 1880.

Saint John of Jerusalem, South Hackney.

Eleanor Amelia Wright was born in London in 1861 to John Charles Wright, a London greengrocer, and his wife Maria Chapman.

Eleanor first appears on the 1871 Census aged nine years old, living with her parents, elder brother William and younger siblings, Albert, Ernest, Henry and Emily at 18 Hampden Road, Islington, London.

In 1881 Joseph and Eleanor are living in Islington, London, at 67 Junction Road, along with Eleanor's younger brother George Wright.  Joseph and Eleanor's first child, a son Joseph Swalies was born in 1882 and their second child Winifred Florence was born in the May of 1884. 

On 2nd April 1887, Joseph Henry's father Richard George, passes away at home from Bronchitis.

By 1891 Joseph and his family have moved back to Maidenhead, possibly to be closer to Joseph's widowed mother Hannah.  The 1891 Census shows Joseph and his family living next door to Joseph's mother Hannah and his sister Florence Ann, in Sun Cottages, Sun Lane, Maidenhead Berkshire

In 1901 Joseph, his family, mother Hannah, and sister Florence have moved to 26 Craufard Rise, Maidenhead, Berkshire.  Joseph's occupation has changed from foundry manager to engineer's clerk.  Joseph Swalies is working as a bank clerk.  In 1902 Joseph and Eleanor's third and final child, a daughter Dorothy Mary was born.

Sadly, Winifred Florence was to pass away on 28th November 1909 from heart failure after contracting Pneumonia, aged only twenty-five.  The Maidenhead Advertiser reported on her funeral on December 8th 1909 as follows:

"Funeral Of The Late Miss Manlove

The funeral took place at the Cemetery, on Thursday last, of Miss Winnifred [sic] Florence Manlove, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Manlove, Craufurd Rise, Maidenhead, who died from heart failure following a slight attack of pneumonia, after six days' illness. The Rev. C. H. Nash officiated. The mourner were: Mr. and Mrs. Manlove (mother and father), Mr. J. S. Manlove (brother), Miss Dorothy Manlove (sister), Miss Florence Manlove (aunt), Miss Dickins (cousin), Mr. H. J Mount, Miss Mount, Mrs, Selby (Princess Risborough), Misses Daisy and Hilda Eggleton (Bray). The grave was surrounded by many friends, including teachers of the York-road Sunday School."  - Maidenhead Advertiser, December 8th 1909.

On 7th October 1909 Joseph Swalies Manlove marries Alice Gertrude Maunder at Saint Marylebone Church, Marylebone, London.

In 1911 Joseph and Eleanor are still living at 26 Craufurd Rise, Maidenhead, Berkshire, along with their nine-year-old daughter Dorothy and Joseph's sister Florence Ann.

Joseph Swalies Manlove and his wife Alice are living with Alice's parents George and Alice Maunder, and her younger sister Doris Adelaide in Woodburn Moor, Buckinghamshire. in 1916 they welcomed the birth of their son Richard George Manlove.

On 15th May 1928 Eleanor passed away at her home, 26 Craufurd Rise. The Maidenhead Advertisers reported on her funeral on 23rd May 1928 as follows:

"Funeral on Mrs. J. H. Manlove

The funeral took place at the cemetery on Saturday last of Mrs. E. A. Manlove, wife of Mr. J. H Manlove, of 26 Craufurd Rise, Maidenhead. The Rev. F. E. Lunt, St Mary's, officiated and, the mourners were: Mr. J. H. Manlove (husband), Mr. J. S. Manlove (son), Miss D. M. Manlove (daughter), Miss. F. A. Manlove (sister-in-law), Mr. Silsby (Princess Risborough) and Mr. Bunce (Caversham). The grave was surrounded by friends. There were a number of beautiful floral tributes." - Maidenhead Advertiser, 23rd May 1928.

On the 26th October 1938 Joseph Henry Manlove would join his late daughter and wife in the cemetery. The Maidenhead Advertiser reported on his death on 2nd November 1938 as follows:

"Death of Mr. J. H. Manlove

A Loyal Son of Maidenhead.

After an illness extending over some twelve weeks, death has claimed a loyal son of Maidenhead in Mr. Joseph Henry Manlove, of 26, Craufurd Rise, where he had resided since 1896, at the ripe old age of 82 years - he was born in King-street on June 8th, 1856. He passed peacefully to his rest a short time before midnight on Wednesday last. His wife predeceased him in 1928. Much sympathy is extended to the surviving daughter, Miss Dorothy Manlove, ana Miss Manlove (sister), in their loss. 

On leaving Marlow Grammar School, now Borlase School, where he was educated, the late Mr. Manlove was apprenticed to Mr. William Stubbs, who had an ironmonger's shop in High-street, and opposite the present Head Post Office. Afterwards he went to Upper Holloway where he carried on business on his own account until 1889. Returning to Maidenhead he filled the position of manager to Mr. Charles Batting, iron founder, at the top of High-street, and subsequently when buildings were pulled down to effect the improvement at the junction of Marlow-road, in West-street in premises now used as a depository by Messrs. J. C. Webber & Sons, Ltd. He retained his position as manager until some time during The Great War, when the business being closed down owing to employees joining up, he entered Lloyds Bank in High-street as a clerk and left in 1921, since which time he had been living in retirement. He was well-known and held in high respect in the town. In politics, Mr. Manlove was a Conservative and did much useful work for the local Party. He was a skilful weilder of the woods and was one of the oldest members of the Desborough Club and had a wide circle of bowling friends in the county." - Maidenhead Advertiser, 2nd November 1938.   

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  1. Always interesting to see what you find out -- thanks for posting on Taphophile Tragics!


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