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Family of Robert Coomber WARD and Mary Ann Jane LITTLE

Husband: Robert Coomber WARD (1850-1916)
Wife: Mary Ann Jane LITTLE (1852-1933)
Children: Henry Percy WARD (1875-1953)
Minnie Theresa WARD (1876-1951)
Charles Coomber WARD (1878-1878)
Robert Johnson WARD (1879-1951)
Martin Coomber WARD (1880-1949)
Rachel Emilia WARD (1881-1983)
Ethel Little WARD (1883-1904)
Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD (1885-1975)
Olivia Stillborn WARD (1887-1907)
Marriage 26 Sep 1874 Bridlington Quay

Husband: Robert Coomber WARD

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Robert Coomber WARD, Chandler gravestones 2

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Robert Coomber WARD, Chandler gravestones 7

Name: Robert Coomber WARD
Sex: Male
Father: Henry WARD (bef1818-1888)
Mother: Rachel COOMBER (bef1821- )
Note 1: Lived in Shady Lane, Driffield, later renamed as Victoria Road. House called Gowanbrae.
Note 2: Painted the frescoe ceilings at Sledmere Hall.
Also a practical joker (chicken chimney, tea vicar, cake burnt)
Note 3: In 1901 had a boarder by the name of Clara Beck staying with them. She was a churchworker according to the census. Aged 60, born in London.
Note 4: Mentioned in the Post Office Professions and Trades directory by Bulmer in 1892. Working as a painter and living at 37 Middle St South, Driffield
Source http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ERY/Greatdriffield/GreatDriffield92.htm

Eric Chandler has a deed to show that he purchased 3 burial plots (No 2283, 2292 and 2301) in Driffield on 7 December 1878/9
(Deed shows different year dates on front and inside.)
His birth certificate states he was born on 17 May. Gravestone has 21 May
Birth 17 May 1850 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England1
Baptism 27 Jun 1850 (age 0) Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Residence 31 Mar 1901 (age 50) 15 George Street, Gt Driffield
15 George Street, Gt Driffield
Occupation Painter and Decorator.
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 60) 33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire2
33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire
Death 29 Mar 1916 (age 65) Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Burial Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England

Wife: Mary Ann Jane LITTLE

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Mary Ann Jane LITTLE, Chandler gravestones 2

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Mary Ann Jane LITTLE, Chandler gravestones 7

Name: Mary Ann Jane LITTLE
Sex: Female
Father: John LITTLE (bef1827-1863)
Mother: Jane Bielby JOHNSON (1832-1922)
Note: Gravestone says born 1852, other notes say 1850
Birth 4 May 1852 Fridaythorpe, East Yorkshire3
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 58) 33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire2
33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire
Residence 1924 (age 71-72) Driffield4
"Gowenbrae", Victoria Road, Driffield
She was recorded as Henry Percy Ward's nearest relative in the UK when he emigrated to the USA for the second time.
Death 4 May 1933 (age 81)

Child 1: Henry Percy WARD

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Henry Percy WARD, HenryPercyWard

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Henry Percy WARD, 1910, age 35, Mauretania 6

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Henry Percy WARD, 1910, age 35, Mauretania 1

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Henry Percy WARD, 1910, age 35, Mauretania 2

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Spouse: Eliza Embley NOWELL, 1910, age 43, Carmania 1

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Spouse: Kathlyn ENRIGHT, 1924, age 47, Olympic 1

Name: Henry Percy WARD
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Eliza Embley NOWELL (1867- )
Spouse 2: Kathlyn ENRIGHT (1877- )
Children: Percy Nowell WARD (1899-1985)
Note: Converted to atheism by Annie Besant. Emigrated to Chicago, USA where he became known as the Atheist Bishop of Chicago.

Articles in the Chicago Tribune describe an incident when he was arrested for conducting a street meeting without a license and a more lurid story where he and his second wife to be were arrested and charged by the morals court for disorderly conduct - which seemed to involve him being whipped by her in his hotel room!

They were acquitted because they got married between the first and second hearings.
Birth 8 Jul 1875 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Occupation Booksellers apprentice, Secularist Lecturer
Occupation 1891 (age 15-16) Booksellers apprentice5
Residence 1901 (age 25) Balsall Heath, Birmingham
126 George St
Emigration 4 Feb 1910 (age 34) from Liverpool, Great Britain to New York, USA4
Ship was the Mauretania. Source citation 1910. Looks like he was heading for Gt Bends, Kansas.
Residence 1912 (age 36-37) Chicago, USA
114 East Walton Place, Chicago
Source is Chicago Tribune article describing his arrest for holding a street meeting without a permit.
Emigration 1924 (age 49) from Southampton to Chicago, USA
With second wife, Kathlyn (Kitty) on the Olympia
Death 1953 (age 77-78) USA6

Child 2: Minnie Theresa WARD

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Minnie Theresa WARD

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Minnie Theresa WARD, 5 Ward Sisters daughters of R C Ward

Name: Minnie Theresa WARD
Sex: Female
Note: Never married - lived with her brother Robert - died 10 months before him
Birth 28 Dec 1876 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 34) 33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire
33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire
Death 1951 (age 74-75)

Child 3: Charles Coomber WARD

Name: Charles Coomber WARD
Sex: Male
Birth Feb 1878 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Death Nov 1878 (age 0) Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England

Child 4: Robert Johnson WARD

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Robert Johnson WARD, Robert Johnson Ward

Name: Robert Johnson WARD
Sex: Male
Birth 6 Mar 1879 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Baptism 15 Apr 1879 (age 0) Driffield Wesleyan Methodist Church
Occupation Hairdresser
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 32) 13 Trafalgar Street, York2
13 Trafalgar Street, York
Death 22 Dec 1951 (age 72) Catfoss, East Yorkshire

Child 5: Martin Coomber WARD

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Martin Coomber WARD, Martin Coomber Ward

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Martin Coomber WARD, MartinCoomberWard

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Martin Coomber WARD, 1921, age 41

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Spouse: Annie THOMPSON

Name: Martin Coomber WARD
Sex: Male
Nickname: Matt
Spouse: Annie THOMPSON (c. 1884-c. 1969)
Cause of Death: Bee sting in throat from eating a piece of cake with a bee on it.
Note: Nicknamed Matt.
Birth 30 May 1880 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Baptism 22 Jun 1880 (age 0) Driffield Wesleyan Methodist Church
Occupation Painter and Decorator.
Residence 1901 (age 20) 26 Mercer Row, Driffield7
26 Mercer Row, Driffield
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 30) 33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire
33 Victoria Road, Great Driffield, Yorkshire
Death Q3 1949 (age 69) Hull District Vol 2a p1808
Cause: Bee sting in throat from eating a piece of cake with a bee on it.

Child 6: Rachel Emilia WARD

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Rachel Emilia WARD, RachelEmilliaWard

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Rachel Emilia WARD, 5 Ward Sisters daughters of R C Ward

Name: Rachel Emilia WARD
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Henry STEAD (c. 1886- )
Note: Nicknamed Totty. Brought up by Bob Pickering.
Birth 3 Dec 1881 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Baptism 2 Apr 1883 (age 1) Driffield Wesleyan Methodist Church
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 29) 14 Prospect View, Pinfold Hill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire2
14 Prospect View, Pinfold Hill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Death 27 May 1983 (age 101)

Child 7: Ethel Little WARD

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Ethel Little WARD, Chandler gravestones 2

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Ethel Little WARD, Chandler gravestones 5

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Ethel Little WARD, Chandler gravestones 6

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Ethel Little WARD, 5 Ward Sisters daughters of R C Ward

Name: Ethel Little WARD
Sex: Female
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis. Nursed by Olivia Stillborn who caught the disease and died.
Note: Denise Chandler has a sampler that she made.
In 1901 she is recorded in the census visiting Elizabeth Wray nee Little and family.
Birth 10 Mar 1883 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Baptism 2 Apr 1883 (age 0) Driffield Wesleyan Methodist Church
Death 22 Aug 1904 (age 21) Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Cause: Tuberculosis. Nursed by Olivia Stillborn who caught the disease and died.
Burial Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England

Child 8: Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD

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Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD, MabellillianPickeringWard

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Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD

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Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD, Chandler gravestones 10

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Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD, 1955, age 70, Chandler photos 2

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Spouse: Fred Stephen CHANDLER, FredStephenChandler

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Spouse: Thomas Bertram ALLOTT

Name: Mabel Lillian Pickering WARD
Sex: Female
Given Name Used: Mab
Spouse 1: Fred Stephen CHANDLER (1876-1960)
Spouse 2: Thomas Bertram ALLOTT (1889-1978)
Children: Fred Pickering CHANDLER (1909-1988)
Eric Bernard CHANDLER (1911-2003)
Alan Oliver CHANDLER (1917-2014)
Dennis Martin CHANDLER (1917-1940)
Birth 10 May 1885 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Baptism 4 Jun 1885 (age 0) Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire
Occupation 1901 (age 15) MIlliners shop assistant7
Residence 1901 (age 15) 15 George Street, Gt Driffield7
15 George Street, Gt Driffield
Residence 1908 (age 22) 30 Exchange Street, Driffield, Yorkshire
30 Exchange Street, Driffield, Yorkshire
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 25) 71 Lairgate, Beverly, Yorkshire2
71 Lairgate, Beverly, Yorkshire
Death 8 Sep 1975 (age 90) Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Burial 1975 (age 90) Sigglesthorne, East Yorkshire

Child 9: Olivia Stillborn WARD

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Olivia Stillborn WARD, Chandler gravestones 2

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Olivia Stillborn WARD, Chandler gravestones 5

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Olivia Stillborn WARD, Chandler gravestones 6

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Olivia Stillborn WARD, 5 Ward Sisters daughters of R C Ward

Name: Olivia Stillborn WARD
Sex: Female
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
Birth 19 Jul 1887 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Death 4 Apr 1907 (age 19) Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Cause: Tuberculosis
Burial Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England

Note on Husband: Robert Coomber WARD (1)

Lived in Shady Lane, Driffield, later renamed as Victoria Road. House called Gowanbrae.

Note on Husband: Robert Coomber WARD (2)

Painted the frescoe ceilings at Sledmere Hall.

Also a practical joker (chicken chimney, tea vicar, cake burnt)

Note on Husband: Robert Coomber WARD (3)

In 1901 had a boarder by the name of Clara Beck staying with them. She was a churchworker according to the census. Aged 60, born in London.

Note on Husband: Robert Coomber WARD (4)

Mentioned in the Post Office Professions and Trades directory by Bulmer in 1892. Working as a painter and living at 37 Middle St South, Driffield

Source http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ERY/Greatdriffield/GreatDriffield92.htm

 

Eric Chandler has a deed to show that he purchased 3 burial plots (No 2283, 2292 and 2301) in Driffield on 7 December 1878/9

(Deed shows different year dates on front and inside.)

His birth certificate states he was born on 17 May. Gravestone has 21 May

Note on Wife: Mary Ann Jane LITTLE

Gravestone says born 1852, other notes say 1850

Note on Child 1: Henry Percy WARD

Converted to atheism by Annie Besant. Emigrated to Chicago, USA where he became known as the Atheist Bishop of Chicago.

 

Articles in the Chicago Tribune describe an incident when he was arrested for conducting a street meeting without a license and a more lurid story where he and his second wife to be were arrested and charged by the morals court for disorderly conduct - which seemed to involve him being whipped by her in his hotel room!

 

They were acquitted because they got married between the first and second hearings.

Note on Child 2: Minnie Theresa WARD

Never married - lived with her brother Robert - died 10 months before him

Note on Child 5: Martin Coomber WARD

Nicknamed Matt.

Note on Child 6: Rachel Emilia WARD

Nicknamed Totty. Brought up by Bob Pickering.

Note on Child 7: Ethel Little WARD

Denise Chandler has a sampler that she made.

In 1901 she is recorded in the census visiting Elizabeth Wray nee Little and family.

Sources

1"Robert Coomber Ward birth certificate 1850".
2"1911 Census".
3"Mary Ann Jane Little Birth Certificate".
4"New York Passenger Lists 1820 - 1957".
5"1891 Census".
6"Journal of British Secularism".
7"1901 Census".
8"GRO Records".