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Name: Dorothy Woolgar

Burial Number: 0845

Gender: Female

Occupation: Bookkeeper;

Born: 25/6/1893

Died: 2/12/1916

Buried: 06/12/1916


Dorothy Edith Woolgar was born on 25th June 1893 in Islington London, to Parents Edwin Ernest Woolgar and Amy Rose Lucy Goble who were both born in Worthing and married in Broadwater in 1891.  Dorothy was the first born of four to the family in 1893, then Amy 1895, Ernest 1896 and Charles 1901

The family were living in Willesden and her Father was a bootmakers manager. In 1901 Dorothy and her sister were living in Worthing with their father’s mother Louisa Woolgar who was a widow, while her Parents and the youngest child Ernest remained in Willesden sharing a house with another family.

By 1911 Dorothy and her parents and Siblings are all living together in Worthing at “The bridge House”, 122 becket Road and Father Ernest is working as a Master Bootmaker and running his own business. Dorothy is working as a bookkeeper for a grocer and 17 years old. Sister Amy is Bookkeeping for a Drapers shop and Ernest is working as an Errand Boy.

Grandmother Louisa is living less than a mile away in Hertford Road but dies on March 1st, 1915 and is buried with her Husband in Broadwater cemetery.

By 1916 The family are living at 76 The Drive in Worthing and Sadly, Dorothy becomes ill with Inflammation of the Kidneys and on December 2nd Dorothy dies of Acute Nephritis and Uroemic Convulsions, and Coma.

Dorothy was laid to rest at Heene Cemetery on the 6th December. On December 13th her parents put an acknowledgement in the Local paper

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): track.online.gives

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Also of her dear brother Ernest Richard 1896-1965

Further Information


Name: Dorothy Edith Woolgar

Gender: Female

Born: 25/6/1893

Town: Islington

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 2/12/1916

Cause of death: Acute Nephritis; Uroemic Convulsions; Coma

Address line 2: 76

Address line 3: The Drive

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette Newspaper 13 December 1916

Acknowledgement: – Mr And Mrs Woolgar and family wish to thank all kind friends for their sympathy in their sudden bereavement, and also for the many beautiful flowers.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


– Living at 32 Hertford Road, Worthing. Her Grandmother Louisa Woolgar (widow) 6is head, Alice Woolgar (Aunt)30 Dressmaker, Dorothy is 5, and Dorothy’s sister Amy (as Cissie) aged 3 There is also a Boarder living with the household

Parents are sharing a house with another family Ernest E Woolgar, 33 Bootmaker’s Manager, Mother Amy Rose 33, and Ernest 3, living at 11 kestlake Road Willesden, Kensal Green


Living at The Bridge House 122 becket Road, Worthing. Father Ernest Woolgar 43, Boot and shoemaker on own account, Amy Woolgar 43 Housewife, Dorothy 17 Bookkeeper Grocers, Amy Woolgar 15 Bookkeeper Drapers, Ernest 14 Errand Boy, Charlie 9

Miscellaneous Information

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