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Florence Ethel HEDGES
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Alternative names
Florence Ethel EDWARDS (Married)
Florence Ethel FUCHS (Married)
Ancestors
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Albert HEDGES
~1835 - ~1930
Surgeon (retired)
Florence Ethel HEDGES
1876 - ~1948
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
Sarah [HEDGES]
~1848 - ~1898
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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Florence Ethel HEDGES
1876 - ~1948
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Enoch EDWARDS (1840 - ~1911)
  m. Peter FUCHS (~1860 - 1925)
 
Muriel Constance Freda 'Marcheta' EDWARDS
1898 - 1948
Housekeeper of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Arthur Frederick MORRIS (~1892 - ~1967)
 
Narrative and Notes

Florence Ethel HEDGES was likely born Oct 1876 in Birmingham. Oct 1877 was given in the 1911 census and Q4 1876 in the UK Births Register.

In 1881 she was living in Chesterfield, Derbyshire with sister Ada, born in Leicester. Florences's parents were Albert HEDGES, a commercial traveller from Sedgeley, Staffordshire, and Sarah from Droitwich.

In 1891, her father having died, the family were in Lady Wood, Birmingham, and she was a scholar aged 14 with three sisters Ada C S, Marian G (born Chesterfield) and Sydney P (born Warwick).

She married Enoch EDWARDS in Erdington on 12 Dec 1897. She was 21 and he was 57. On the marriage certificate she stated that her father was a retired surgeon.

A year later they christened a daughter Muriel Constance Freda.

Florence and Enoch appeared to have travelled about the country, but not without incident. On 14 Dec 1904, in Linton, Cambridgeshire, "Florence Edwards, wife of Enoch Edwards, Walsham, a publican, charged with a like offence, [and] was ordered to pay costs of 9s 6d". The offence was to purchase a hare from an unlicensed vendor and was reported in the Saffron Walden Weekly: 'Mrs Florence Ethel Edwards, wife of Mr Enoch Edwards, licensee of the Five Bells, Balsham, said that on November 15th she bought a hare for 2s 6d from George Knightss, who said he had found it hidden in a ditch. She subsequently handed the hare over to PC Connell." Balsham is to the east of Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk.

Enoch and Florence emigrated to Canada in 1906, with Enoch arriving first then Ethel and Freda joining him in Quebec on 25 June 1906 on board the 'Canada' from Liverpool. Their immigration record suggests that they were planning to travel to Winnipeg, but five years later Enoch, Florence Ethel and Frida are still living in Quebec.

By 1916 Florence is living in Langford, Neepawa, Manitoba with Peter FOX (FUCHS), a 56 year old Ontarian farmer of German descent who Florence had married on 24 Jul 1913. This suggests that Enoch had died in 1911/12. In that 1916 census Peter's step-daughter Mary E EDWARDS is listed aged 14. 'Mary E' may be 'Marcheta' because by 1921 Muriel is listed aged 19 suggesting that her birthyear was 1902. Muriel would have been 18 years old and may have been elsewhere, or had not survived.

Florence was still in Brookdale, Neepawa in 1945, Peter having died in Feb 1925. Her daughter Muriel Constance Freda Valerie EDWARDS married Arthur Frederick MORRIS on 24 Oct 1925 in Neepawa.

Timeline
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Date
Age*
Event
Place
10 Nov 1867
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Marriage of husband Enoch EDWARDS and Emelia 'Emily' PARKER 
St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Oct 1876
0
Birth 
 
20 Dec 1897
21
Residence 
122 St Mark's Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, Warwickshire
20 Dec 1897
21
Marriage to husband Enoch EDWARDS 
Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire
12 Oct 1898
22
Birmingham, Warwickshire
31 Mar 1901
24
Census 
Trindle Road, Dudley, Worcestershire
14 Dec 1904
28
Residence 
Five Bells, Balsham, , Cambridgeshire, England
1906
30
Emigration 
 
1911
33
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (35).
Census 
16 Avenue Parc-La Fontaine, Montreal St Jacques, Quebec, Canada
btw 1911 and 1912
35
Death of husband Enoch EDWARDS 
Canada
24 Jul 1913
36
Marriage to husband Peter FUCHS 
 
1916
45
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (40).
Census 
Neepewa, Manitoba, Canada
1921
49
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (45).
Census 
Neepewa, Manitoba, Canada
24 Feb 1925
48
Death of husband Peter FUCHS 
Langford, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
24 Oct 1925
49
Neepewa, Manitoba, Canada
24 Jun 1948
71
Flos, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Edwards - Parker

1867 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick

No: 83

When married - November 10th

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

Enoch Edwards - 24 - Bachelor - Button tool maker - Church Street - John Edwards - Millwright

Emelia Parker - 24 - Spinster - - Colmore Row - Edward Parker - Jeweller

Married in the Parish Church of St Phillip's according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me Wm Easer, Rector

This marriage was solemnized between us: Enoch Edwards, Emelia Parker in the Presence of us, Matilda Eddington, Elwin Eddington

2 - Edwards - Hedges 1897

1897 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Erdington in the County of Warwick

189 - Twentieth December 1897

Enoch Edwards - 57 - Widower - Licensed Victualler - Short Heath Road Erdington - John Edwards (deceased) - Mill Wright

Florence Ethel Hedges - 21 - Spinster - - 122 St Mark's Road, Ladwood, Birmingham - Albert Hedges - Surgeon (Retired)

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by License by me F S Swindell MA, Vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us Enoch Edwards, Florence Ethel Hedges

3 - Edwards - Hedges 1897

1897 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Erdington in the County of Warwick

189 - Twentieth December 1897

Enoch Edwards - 57 - Widower - Licensed Victualler - Short Heath Road Erdington - John Edwards (deceased) - Mill Wright

Florence Ethel Hedges - 21 - Spinster - - 122 St Mark's Road, Ladwood, Birmingham - Albert Hedges - Surgeon (Retired)

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by License by me F S Swindell MA, Vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us Enoch Edwards, Florence Ethel Hedges

4 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901
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Worcestershire, Dudley, St Edmunds

Trindle Road

Andrew E edwards - Head - M - 59 - Publican - Worker - B'ham Warwickshire

Florence E Edwards - Wife - M - 24 - - Leicester, Leicester

Muriel F Edwards = Daur - 2 1/2 - - B'ham, Warwick

5 - Essex Newsman
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Florence Edwards, wife of Enoch Edwards, Walsham, a publican, charged with a offence, was ordered to pay coats 94, 6J.

6 - Saffron Walden Weekly
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Dated 2 Dec 1904

7 - Canada: 1911 Census
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Edward Enoch - 16 Parc-Laf [Avenue Parc-La Fontaine] - Male - Chef - M - Nov - 1840 - 71 Angleterre - 1906 - - A[ngleterre] - Canadian - [C rotes?] - Machinist - - - Employed - C.G.R - 5 months - 50 hours per week - Total earnings in 1910 from other than chief occupation or trade, if any: 500 - Can read: non - Can write: non - Language spoken:A[ngleterre]

Edward Ethel - 16 Parc-Laf [Avenue Parc-La Fontaine] - Female - Espouse - M - Dec - 1877 - 33 - Angleterre - 1906 - - A[ngleterre] - Canadian - [C rotes?] - - - - - - - - - Can read: oui - Can write: oui - Language spoken:A[ngleterre]

Edward Frida - 16 Parc-Laf [Avenue Parc-La Fontaine] - Female - Fille - C - Dec - 1897 - 11 - Angleterre - 1906 - - A[ngleterre] - Canadian - [C rotes?] - - - - - - - - - Can read: oui - Can write: oui - Language spoken:A[ngleterre]

8 - 1916 Census Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan ands Alberta
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Fox Peter - 13 - 15 - Longford - Head - M - M - 56 - Ont[ario] - Catholic R - - - Canadian - German - yes - no - none - yesy - yes - Farmer - OG

Fox Florence E- 13 - 15 - Longford - Wife - F - M - 45 - England - Anglican - 1912 - - Canadian - English - yes - no - none - yes - yes - none - ug

Edwards Mary E - 13 - 15 - Longford - Step daughter - F - S - 14 - England - Anglican - 1912 - - Canadian - English - yes - no - none - yes - yes - none - ug

9 - Canada: 1921 Census

Fuchs Peter - 11 - 13 - 15 - WI - Langford - Owned - BBS - Wood - 4 rooms - Head - M - M - 61 - Ontario - Germany - Germany - - - Canada - Germany - yes - no - none - R Catholic - yes - yes - Farmer

Fuchs Florence - - - - - Langford - Owned - BBS - Wood - 4 rooms - Wife - F - M - 49 - Eng - Eng - Eng - 1912 - - Canada - English - yes - no - none - Anglican - yes - yes - none

Edwards Muriel - - - - - Langford - Step daughter - F - S - 19 - Eng - Eng - Eng - 1912 - - Canada - English - yes - no - none - Anglican - yes - yes - none

10 - Province of Ontario Registration of Death
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Place of Death: Flos, Simcoe, Ontario

Length of stay: 2 months in municipality, 40 years in Province

Full name: MORRIS MARCHETA

Permanent Residence: Flos, Simcoe, Ontario

Sex: F

Citizenship: Can.

Racial origin: English

Widowed

Birthplace: England

Date of Birth Oct 12 1902

Age: 45 years 8 months, 12 days

Trade, profession etc: Housekeeper

Date deceased last worked at this occupation: Date of death

Name of husband: Arthur Frederick Morris

Name of father: Edwards Andrew E

Maiden name of mother: Hedges Florence Ethel

Birthplace of father: ?

Birthplace of mother: ?

Certified at Barrie on 25 June 1948 by Funeral Director

Information received from Ont. Hospital, Hamilton

Burial date: June 26 1948

Burial place: Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

Date of Death: June 24 1948

Cause of death: Deceased died suddenly - Had no previous treatment

Immediate Cause: Coronary thrombosis

Morbid conditions: Arterial degeneration

Other morbid conditions: Prurious haemoplegia

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