Emily EastView full burial details
Emily Williamson was born in 1879 in Pitstone, the daughter of Daniel Williamson, a carpenter, and Ruth. Her father died when she was only 12.
She married Frank East in 1900 and had four children, a boy and three girls. By 1910 they were living at 8, Castle Street, a property owned by her father-in-law. Her husband ran a sweetshop there. In 1911, she is not described as having any occupation. Emily died at the age of 47 in 1926.
EMILY EAST; 1879-1926
Emily, born on 16th July 1879 was the youngest of eight children born to Daniel and Ruth Williamson. The family lived at Brook End in Pitstone. The 1881 census informs us that her father was a carpenter, as were two of her older brothers, but ten years later in 1891 the family was living at Bottom Farm in Northchurch and her father had become a farmer. Emily in 1891 was 11 years of age.
Emily married Frank East on the 29th October 1900. They were both 21years of age. The 1901 census reveals that Frank and Emily were living at 46 Charles Street. Frank, like his brothers Alfred and Harvey, was working as an upholsterer in his father’s furniture business.
On 14th August 1901, shortly after the date of the 1901 census, Emily gave birth to her first child, Reginald Frank. Frank and Emily were to have three more children. Ellen Emily was born on 7th February 1909; Doris Mabel was born 7th December 1911 and Gladys May was born in 1917.
In 1911 Frank was still working as an upholsterer, but he and Emily and their growing family had by then moved to 8 Castle Street. Frank subsequently gave up work as an upholsterer to run a sweet shop.
Emily died on 26th August 1926 at the age of 46. Her death certificate reveals that she was operated upon at St Paul’s Hospital in Hemel Hempstead in order to remove a strangulated femoral hernia volvulus, that is a hernia which had become twisted, cutting off the blood supply to the tissue. Unfortunately, Emily died of post-operative shock.
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