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Offline bobtonks

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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 02 May 18 22:42 BST (UK) »
Well done. Who would have thought that both their ages would be 'fudged'. Mary by 10  years!!!
Reuben Tonks was my Grandfather and the other boys his brothers. Reuben did live at 808 Coventry Road in 1920  living with a lady. (Not my Grandmother).

He was living at 29 Streetsbrooke Road in 1939 again with a lady. (also not my Grandmother). As far as I am aware my Grandmother and Reuben were separated but never divorced. It was all a bit of a taboo subject in the family. I only found out about him after my Dad died. Who the lady at No 29 was I don't know and probably never will.

Thanks again for your help.

I forgot to say that Mary & Lily were Reuben's sisters.

Bob

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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 03 May 18 15:18 BST (UK) »
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Who the lady at No 29 was I don't know and probably never will.

That could be a challenge but if you have her name and DOB from the 39'er we could have a look for her  :)

Was it the same lady in 1920 or a different one?
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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 03 May 18 19:06 BST (UK) »
The lady in 1920 I've no idea. A court order was served on my Grandfather and a hand written note on the order said "served a true copy of this order on the defendant by leaving the same with a woman at 808 Coventry Road" .... maybe one of his sisters !!!

In 1939 the record shows
.... Reuben G Tonks 4th Jan 1880 . Director Engineer .    Married .
.... Evelyn (Mary)  Price (Tonks) 14th Mar 1903   Unpaid Domestic Duties . Married .

On the original  both Mary and PRICE are written over in Green. Also in Green pen in the address column next to Evelyn is written ECIA   WA  and over the WA is 11 10 71 which I guess is a date.

They were living at 29 Streetsbrook Road.

Thanks again for your interest. Get back if you require more info ....

Bob

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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 03 May 18 21:52 BST (UK) »
Was he Reuben George died 1954 - probate record gives same address 29 Streetsbrook Road.
Probate to Margaret Anderson widow and James Alexander Anderson commercial traveller.

No mention of Evelyn/Mary Price there.  As I understand it surnames of women were added to the 39'er later if they married.

Who did RG marry and when - did they have any daughters?
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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 03 May 18 22:26 BST (UK) »
Yes, Reuben George died 1954.  Margaret Anderson was his sister and James Alex. her son.

Reuben married Gertrude Fanny Alcock in 1909 and they had two sons, Reuben Walter 1910 and Stanley Bertrum 1916. No daughters.


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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 03 May 18 22:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info.  Elusive in 1911 aren't they  :-\

Wish I knew what the ECIA WA and 11 10 71 meant - date of death perhaps. 
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Re: Mary & Lilly Tonks
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 03 May 18 22:44 BST (UK) »
Ok found Gertrude and little boy but no further forward on who Evelyn was  :(
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