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C.E. Warren & Co. Ltd. headed notepaper

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

This is the headed writing paper of C.E. Warren & Co. Ltd., referred to in my post below, from a personal letter of my uncle Leslie Beal Warren, written on 2nd May 1941, two days after moving from his company's office in the St George's Building back down to Wanchai. The company would be finally wound up on 31st July 1941.

Jose Antonio GOULARTE D'AQUINO [1882-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Goularte d'Aquino
Given: 
Jose Antonio
Birth
Date: 
1882-12-04

Son of Honorato d’’Aquino and Helena Goularte d’Aquino. Married Anna Maria de Consuelo d’Aquino b. 9.3. 1891.

The D’Aquinos or De Aquinos were a prominent Macanese family dating back to the eighteenth century and who emigrated to Hong Kong in the late nineteenth century. Dr Roy Eric Xavier has kindly sent me the link to his recent article on Macanese families:  http://www.macstudies.net/2015/08/31/mac-families-in-context-part-2/

Charles Warren's grave

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1923

IDJ posted a 1912 ad for CE Warren & Co. as "monumentalists". This is a photo of my grandfather, Charles Warren's own grave in St Michael's Catholic cemetery, seemingly newly erected in 1923. When his son, Leslie, took over the management of the company in June 1923 on his father's death, this would have been the first gravestone he and his brother Arthur, an artist, would have designed. The lily carving is unusual.

Dransfields&Warrens_at_matshed.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

This is apparently a matshed at Stanley Beach. I've read that there were only five. Perhaps this was a matshed belonging to the Taikoo Sugar Refinery, the company for which Albert Dransfield worked. He is sitting left front next to Cicely Warren. His wife, Laura, is behind him next to her daughter, Dorothy. My uncle, Leslie Warren is at the back on the left. The Warren children would be about two and four respectively, dating the picture to 1928 or 1929. Albert seems to have a dachsund on a lead. Everyone seems very well dressed for a day at the beach.

Jill

Dransfields&Warrens_Stanley_Beach.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928
Places shown in this photo: 

Grateful for confirmation that this really is Stanley Bay. Left to right are Cicely Warren, Leslie Warren, Laura Dransfield, Albert Dransfield. Dorothy Dransfield kneels at the front with Leslie and Cicely's children. My thanks go to a Gwulo colleague for enhancing this photo for me.

Jill

Eric Russell WALCH [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Walch
Given: 
Eric Russell

ER Walch was an accountant with Lowe, Bingham & Matthews from about 1936-1941. Address in Jurors List for 1936 was The Peak Hotel. His 1937-1940 address is given as 20 Broadwood Road, usually known as The Towers. He is given as an auditor in Hong Kong in the 1941 Government Gazette. He married Dorothy Olivia Dransfield, daughter of Albert and Laura Dransfield on 20th April 1939 at the Union Church.

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.

View_to_Kowloon.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1926

This photo is inscribed by my cousin, Diana Warren, “View  from our roof to Kowloon”. “Our roof” should therefore be 19 Broadwood Road, also known as “The Bungalow”, built next door to “The Towers” at the top of Broadwood Road.  As “The Bunglalow” was only one storey high, I’m surprised that the camera is looking down on the nearby buildings. I wonder if the photo was actually taken from the flat roof of The Towers and that the nearby roof is that of The Bungalow itself. Orientation isn’t my strong suit.

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.

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