Florence Edith Entwhistle PILE (née BOND) [1876-1969] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Florence Edith Entwhistle PILE (née BOND) [1876-1969]

Names
Given: 
Florence Edith Entwhistle
Family: 
Pile
Maiden: 
Bond
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1876-11-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Rathgar, Dublin
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
1969-09-10
Cause of death: 
Unknown

Married Arthur George Pile (Canonbury, London) 1903-08-22 and emigrated to Hong Kong. Left him and emigrated to Canada 1924 with their youngest son 

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Comments

When she crossed the border she gave her dob as 25 November 1887. She  crossed as Florence Edith Robillard nee Bond Pile

Yes, I have a copy of their several entries and re-entries (obviously well-travelled). She had remarried by this time: Wilfred Robbilard. 

The dob is interesting: her *baptismal* record was done on 11 April 1877 but her dob is given as 25 Nov 1876, which corresponds with the announcement in the newspaper and her gravestone. But her *birth* registration says 26 Nov 1876 and gives *no forenames* (apparently common at the time to delay naming). I have had that entry officially corrected in order to be able to get a certified copy of the birth entry. On her arrival form when she emigrated to Canada (1924-03-04) she gives her age as 39, which would have meant she was born in 1885! By 7 May 1942 when she re-entered the US at Detroit, the form says she was 54, which means 1888. Presumably she wasn't above docking a decade from her age to suit the occasion :-)