Alice Mary Anable
married to Thomas Reynolds
mother of Winifred Ellen Reynolds
Alice Mary Anable (1882-1966). My Mother's Mother's Mother. My Great-Grandmother.
Alice is the only one of my eight great-grandparents that I met. She was born at Dry Drayton, and by the age of 19 she was working as a live-in servant in the centre of Cambridge. Her younger brother Harry was killed on July 1st 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. She is shown in my Christening photograph holding me on her lap, and I remember her visiting my grandmother shortly before she died in her early 80s .
1882: Alice Mary
Beatrice Anable was born in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire.
She was baptised at St Peter and St Paul Dry Drayton on
1916: The family were recorded as living at 3 Benson Place, Cambridge for the birth of Winifred's sister Salonika Ruth. She was baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, on 5th March.
1919: after returning from the War, Alice's husband Tom took a job with the Star Brewery in Cambridge as a drayman. The family lived at 4 Shelley Row on Castle HIll. They were still there at the time of the 1938 Cambridge Street Directory, and my mother remembers visiting the house as a child in the 1940s.
1920: The electoral roll for 1920 and all further electoral rolls until 1952 show Alice and Tom (until his death in 1944) living at 4 Shelley Row, Cambridge.
1923: Alice and Tom's daughter Winifred Ellen married Edmund Stanley 'Stan' Cornwell on 10th July at Lichfield registry office, Staffordshire. Stan was from Oakington, Cambridgeshire, but they were in Staffordshire because Winifred was pregnant. Stan and Win's son Cecil was born at Stan's sister Ruth's house in Colton Staffordshire three months later. Eventually, they returned to Cambridge and lived with Stan's parents, before settling near Win's parents on Castle Hill.
1925: Alice and Tom's daughter Cecilia married Edward Cannell on Boxing Day at St Giles, Cambridge. They went to live in North Walsham.
1929: Alice and Tom's daughter Abigail married Reginald Lander on 30th June at St Giles, Cambridge.
1936: Alice and Tom's daughter Salonica married Stanley George Impey at St Giles, Cambridge. They went to live at 172 Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge.
1939: The 1939 Register shows Tom, Alice and their son Ernest living at 4 Shelley Row, Cambridge. Tom is shown as a builder's labourrer, Alice as a college bedmaker, and Ernest as a lorry driver.
1944: Alice's husband Tom died in Cambridge in the third quarter of 1944. He was buried in Dry Drayton churchyard on 4th September.
1945: Alice and Tom's son Ernest died of mouth cancer and was buried in Dry Drayton churchyard on 7th June, the last of the Reynolds family to be buried there.
1950: The electoral roll for 1950 shows that Alice was still living at 4 Shelley Row, Cambridge.
1952: The electoral roll for 1952 and all electoral rolls thereafter until 1966 show Alice living at 172 Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge with her daughter Salonica and son-in-law Stanley Impey.
1966: Alice died
in Cambridge, by which time she was living with her
daughter Lon on Kings Hedges Road
LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION
MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES
KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER
CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN
CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR
MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
MAP OF CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT
WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II
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