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Name: Florence Oakes

Burial Number: 1900

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private Means

Born: 22/10/1874

Died: 21/01/1961

Buried: 27/01/1961


Florence was born in Bellary, Madras, India, the daughter of Captain George Henry Oakes and his wife Frances Fanny. George was serving with the Madras Staff Corps as Overseer of the Commsariat Department. This dealt with supplying the British Army with food, clothing etc but not weapons. Florence lived with her parents all her life and never married. The family returned to England permanently by 1891 and settled in Weymouth until George retired in 1896. Florence and her parents visited Worthing in 1901 and made the decision to live there, firstly at “Ferndale” in Winchester Road in 1905 and then at “Teviotdale” in Mill Road. George died here on 4th June 1909. Florence and her widowed mother moved to “Montrose” in Belsize Road. Fanny died on 16th August 1926 and was buried beside her husband at Heene. Florence spent the rest of her life at 37 Belsize Road until just before her death in 1961. She died at Charlwood Nursing Home, 2 Farncombe Road, Worthing on 16th August. Probate was granted on 30th August to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £3757 5s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Florence Oakes

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 9 Plot: 21

Exact Location (what3words): gangs.vine.fear

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In ever loving memory of my beloved husband Colonel George Henry Oakes Indian Army who passed into the presence of the Lord 4th June 1909 aged 70 years "O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" 1 Cor. XV 55.57 Followed on August 16th 1926 by Frances Fanny Oakes his dearly loved wife for over 48 years aged 84 years "Just as I am without one plea but that Thy blood was shed for me and that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee O lamb of God I come" Also of Florence Mary Oakes the devoted daughter of the above born 22nd October 1874 died 21st January 1961 "I know that my Redeemer liveth" Job 19 v.25

Further Information


Name: Florence Mary Oakes

Gender: Female

Born: 22/10/1874

Town: Bellary

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/01/1961

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Charlwood Nursing Home

Address line 2: 2

Address line 3: Farncombe Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3757 5 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £69133.00

Census Information


“Southsyde” Alexander Road, Weymouth, Dorset

George aged 51, army colonel Indian Staff Corps. Fanny aged 48. Florence aged 16. Douglas aged 14. Plus 2 servants.


79 Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex.

George aged 61, colonel Indian Army Staff Corps. Fanny aged 58. Florence aged 26. Staying at boarding house run by Isabella Staygle.


“Montrose” Belsize Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Fanny aged 68, widow. Florence aged 36. Plus 1 servant.


37 Belsize Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Fanny Oakes, widow. Florence Mary Oakes.


37 Belsize Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Florence Mary Oakes-private means.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.