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Phyllis Irene FINCH [1901-1976]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Finch
Given: 
Phyllis Irene
Birth
Date: 
1901-11-23
Birthplace (town, state): 
Sticklepath, Devon
Death
Date: 
1976-03-17

Miss Phyllis Finch was born in Sticklepath, Devon, England in 23 Nov 1901 and died there 17 Mar 1976.  7 members of her family were Methodist Ministers and she became a geography teacher and Methodist Missionary to China, teaching mainly in Fatshan School.  She was interned at Stanley Camp as far as I understand though she is not on the list of internees on this site. 

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John HANSBURY [1916-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hansbury
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1916-09-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Warrington, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1994-05-15
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Born into a working-class family in Warrington, Northern England, John Hansbury grew up in grinding poverty among the steel mills of Lancashire (now Cheshire). He had a gift for mathematics, and was able to take advantage of scholarships to get the education necessary to become a draftsman.

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Henry ELGAR [c.1816-1852]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Elgar
Given: 
Henry
Birth
Date: 
c.1816-04-16 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Maidstone, Kent
Death
Date: 
c.1852-08-01 (Day is approximate)
Cause of death: 
At sea, unknown

I'm researching the life of Henry Elgar.  (See below for background summary.)

The following advertisment appeared in the Melbourne, Australia newspaper The Argus, Thursday 20 Jan 1853:

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Louisa Victoria HOLLOWAY [1880-1953]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Holloway
Given: 
Louisa Victoria
Birth
Date: 
c.1880-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Woolwich
Death
Date: 
c.1953-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

George Robert HOLLOWAY [1874-1945]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Holloway
Given: 
George Robert
Birth
Date: 
c.1874-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Oxford
Death
Date: 
c.1945-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Donald Cater DAVIS [1897-1973]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Davis
Given: 
Donald Cater
Birth
Date: 
1897-03-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Beckenham, Kent
Death
Date: 
1973-03-01

He is listed in the 1941 Jurors List:

Birthplace (country): 

George William STAINFIELD [1841-1920]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stainfield
Given: 
George William
Birth
Date: 
c.1841-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Lincolnshire
Death
Date: 
1920-11-09

I don't know when George and wife Sarah arrived in Hong Kong, but Emma was born there in 1868, so it was before then.  George was a soldier when they married in Portsmouth in 1864, but I don't know what took them to Hong Kong.  He may have been a hotel keeper and an undertaker in Hong Kong.  George left Hong Kong some time between 1885 and 1890; he married again in Australia in 1890.  Sarah remained in Hong Kong and died there in 1889.

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John Thomas COTTON [1864-1943]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Cotton
Given: 
John Thomas
Birth
Date: 
c.1864-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Yorkshire
Death
Date: 
1943-08-31

In further research, I found an undated newspaper item written in the South China Morning Post sometime in 1937 in the column "From the Files 25 years ago" observing that 'Mr John Thomas Cotton (my mother's father) who will shortly be celebrating his 50th year of residence in HongKong told reporters that when he first came to HongKong as a corporal in the Royal Artillery, the only main thoroughfare was Queen's Road which extended from Wanchai to the Gas Works at Weat Point.  There were no trams, only rickshaws.  The Rope Factory was the first in West Point.  He also revealed

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William Frank CULVER [1894-1956]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Culver
Given: 
William Frank
Birth
Date: 
1894-10-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Woolwich
Death
Date: 
1956-09-08
Birthplace (country): 

Henry Walter WALKER [1865-1940]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Walker
Given: 
Henry Walter
Birth
Date: 
1865-12-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Mile End, Middlesex (now London)
Death
Date: 
1940-02-29
Other
Other reference: 
Tomé Walker

Captain Henry Walter Walker and his wife, Tomé, lived at the house called "Brinkelly", no. 15 Broadwood Road, from the inception of Broadwood Road in 1916. (See my post on Tomé Walker). They were near neighbours of my grandfather, C.E. Warren, who probably built their house, but I know nothing about them. I haven't found Henry Walker in the Jurors Lists or the Carl Smith Index. Any information welcome.

As I said in my previous post, Henry Walker died in 1940, aged 73, and is buried in the Protestant Cemetery.

Jill

 

 

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