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Name: Florence Harrison

Burial Number: 1890

Gender: Female

Occupation:   Midwife

Born: 11/5/1871

Died: 17/09/1959

Buried: 21/09/1959

Story

Florence Jane Harrison was born on 11th May 1871, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire; she was the daughter of Edward Rhodes Harrison, 34yrs, Annuitant, and Juliet, 28yrs, nee Morgan, and she had 7 siblings, Edward b.1864, Mary b.1866, Percy b.1868, Constance b.1873, Emily b.1875, William b.1877, and Alice b.1880. As a child, Florence lived in Worthing with her family, they were living at West End Villa, Manor Road, when her father died in 1886; she moved from Worthing to Surrey with her  mother after 1891.

Florence began training as a nurse in 1894 at Macclesfield Infirmary and then at Ardwick Green, Manchester. In 1897 she trained as a midwife in Kensington, then worked in Billericay 1898-1899. In 1905 she was awarded the Certificate of the Central Midwives Board. In 1911 she was living with her widowed mother in Addlestone, Surrey, and in 1939 Florence was in Chertsey, Surrey.

Florence lived until the age of 88yrs, when she was living at Elmer Sands, near Bognor Regis, she died at 9, College Lane, Chichester, on 17th September 1959. Probate was granted to Florence Gertrude Drake Carnell and Ronald Clifford Wintle, solicitor, effects £19517 4s 5d. Value 2021 – £465K.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): rents.sences.seated

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

Buried with Edward and Alice Harrison

Inscription:

In memory of Edward Rhodes Harrison died May 2nd 1886 aged 48 years. Also of Alice Gertrude Harrison died Aug. 18th 1899 aged 10 years "Yea they shall walk through the valley of death …...."

Further Information

Birth

Name: Florence Jane Harrison

Gender: Female

Born: 11/5/1871

Town: Cheshunt

County: Hertfordshire

Country: England

Occupation:Midwife

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/09/1959

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 9

Address line 3: College Lane

Town: Chichester

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £19517 4 s 5 d

Value of effects in 2020: £465000

Census Information

1881

Living at 1, Manor Villas, Heene, Worthing. Edward R. Harrison, 43yrs, Annuitant, wife, Juliet, 37yrs, 6 children, Mary J. 15yrs, Florence J. 9yrs, Constance, 8yrs, Emily M. 6yrs, William R. 4yrs, Alice G. 1yr.

1891

8, Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington, London. Jane Fellows, widow, 30yrs, visitor, Florence J. Harrison, 19yrs.

1911

Living at The Lodge, Church Road, Addlestone, Surrey. Juliet Rhodes Harrison, Hd. Widow, 67yrs, living on own means, daughter, Florence Jane, 38yrs, son, William R. 34yrs, Surgeon RN, 3 grandchildren, Dorothy Lily Carnell, 14yrs, Florence Gertrude Carnell, 12yrs, Francis John Carnell, 8yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

1939

137, Church Road, Chertsey, Surrey. Florence J. Harrison, single, niece, Florence Gertrude Carnell, retired children’s nurse.

Miscellaneous Information

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