Alice Cotching (x938)
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Plot x 938 Alice Cotching (Not on the website) (1881-1944)
Alice was born in January 1881 in Nether Heyford, Northants where her father Thomas was a railway signalman. Her mother was Frances (née Peters).
The family – Alice was to have seven siblings in all – moved about the country following Thomas’s employment on the railways where he rose to be a station master.
Alice never married. The 1901 census records her employed as a live-in domestic servant by Mrs Jessie Young, a widow with three young children who lived at 228, High Street, Berkhamsted. In 1911 she was a housemaid working for Mr and Mrs Mawley, a retired couple, at Rosebank, Berkhamsted. They also employed a cook.
By 1921 Alice had returned to live with her parents and younger unmarried sister Constance in Braunston, just north of Daventry, where he was station master. Alice was employed as a chemist’s assistant at British Thomson-Houston & Co, a heavy engineering firm in Rugby.
By 1939 her parents, with Alice and Constance, had retired to 33, Montague Road, Berkhamsted where her father died in 1940.
Alice died there 16 May 1944 aged 63.
Her mother passed away in 1944 and both parents lie in plot 943. Constance remained at Montague Road where she died in 1984.