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Stanley L. HIDDEN [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hidden
Given: 
Stanley L.

Mr & Mrs SL Hidden are named top of the list of friends attending the June 1923 funeral of my grandfather, Charles Warren, but neither I nor my generation of Warrens ever heard them mentioned. As "Hidden" is a word as well as a name, it's not easy to search for Mr Hidden. He appears in the Jurors List of 1923 as Assistant in John Manners & Co. The Hiddens lived in Broadwood Road in 1920 when Mr Hidden was working for H. Stephens & Co.

William Kearley REYNOLDS [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reynolds
Given: 
William Kearley

William Kearley Reynolds is mentioned in the list of mourners at the funeral of my grandfather Charles Warren, immediately after his next of kin. The Jurors Lists of 1922-1924 give him as Secretary to C.E. Warren & Co. Ltd. His name eluded my cousin Brian Lewis when he was researching the history of the company. None of my family has ever mentioned it. Reynolds seems to have taken an administrative role in the company immediately after John Olson jnr left it.

Albert DRANSFIELD [1872-1940]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Dransfield
Given: 
Albert
Birth
Date: 
c.1872-10-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1940-11-24
Other
Other reference: 
Soldiers and Sailors Home

According the Eulogy published in the Hong Kong Daily Press of 26 November 1940 Albert Dransfield died suddenly, aged 68, at his home in Broom Street, Happy Valley on 24 November 1940. He is described as a loyal member of the Methodist Church and energetic supporter of the Soldiers and Sailors Home. He was resident in Hong Kong for over 30 years according to the Eulogy. The Jurors Lists give him as Storekeeper and then Timekeeper at the Taikoo Sugar Refinery Company.

C.E. Warren's friends, business associates and jockeys

Some of you may already know from my previous posts that I’ve been researching the life in Hong Kong of my grandfather Charles Edward Warren (1872-1923) and his eponymous company C.E. Warren & Co. (1901-1941). He died of pneumonia quite suddenly at his house, The Towers, Broadwood Road, aged 51, when my father was only 14 and at school in England. An obvious source to look for C.E. Warren’s friends and business contacts is the list of mourners and wreath givers at his funeral.

Eva WEBB ANDERSON (née RAWCLIFFE) [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Webb Anderson
Given: 
Eva
Maiden: 
Rawcliffe
Other
Other reference: 
Wesleyan Methodist Church Ist generation

Eva Webb Anderson was the wife of the Wesleyan missionary doctor, Reverend W.J. Webb Anderson. Carl Smith records their marriage at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hong Kong in 1901. I believe the Webb Andersons retired from Fatshan to Hong Kong in 1916 and lived at The Cottage, 19 Broadwood Road until the mid-1920s, when they went back to England. I haven't yet been able to check the Ladies' Directories for this period. 

W. J. (William John?) WEBB ANDERSON [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Webb Anderson
Given: 
W. J. (William John?)
Other
Other reference: 
Wesleyan Methodist Church Ist generation

The missionary doctor, the Rev. W. J. Webb Anderson M.B., Ch.B was one of the mainstays of the Wesleyan Missionary Church hospital in Fatshan, Canton, where he worked for over twenty years, according to Carl Smith. According to my father’s memory, the Rev Webb Anderson was one of the closest friends of his own father, Charles Edward Warren. This makes sense, as they lived next door to each other for about seven years.

Hannah Mabel WARREN (née OLSON) [1880-1966]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Warren
Given: 
Hannah Mabel
Maiden: 
Olson
Birth
Date: 
1880-05-06
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
1966-07-02
Cause of death: 
Auricular fibrillation; Myocardial degeneration; Senility

I am looking for information about my grandmother, Hannah Warren, who returned to Hong Kong from England in June 1923 on the death of her husband, my grandfather, Charles Edward Warren, but whose funeral she did not arrive in time to attend. Her own death certificate states that she had spent "about" 25 years in Australia. We assume that she was evacuated from Hong Kong between 1939 and 1941, but there is no definite record of that. I haven't been able to find any record of where she was living after her return in 1923 until 1941.

1937 C. E. Warren & Co. Ltd Advertisement

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

Source: HK Telegraph dated 14 July 1937

"Riding to hounds at Fanling"

Could anyone point me towards accounts of hunting in Hong Kong? I noticed in Peter Hall's book "In the Web" that one of his relatives "rode to hounds at Fanling". I'd be interested to find out if many women hunted. My aunt, Evelyn Warren, was a keen horsewoman and persuaded her father, Charles Warren, to go in for buying race horses when she returned to Hong Kong from her English boarding school in 1919 .

Air Raid Shelter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/agsphoto/id/18400

Probably somewhere in Wanchai. Note the pen shelters and C. E. Warren & Co. Ltd building. The Company went into liquidation in 1941.

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