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Looking for information on my aunt Dorothy Mary Eaton.

Query by MickP

Dorothy Mary Eaton was born in Weymouth, Dorset, England, on 4th February 1891. She was the daughter of George Alexander Eaton (b.1858 in Athy, County Laois, d.1925, Berkshire) and Annie Eaton(Rosier) (b. 1865 Wiltshire, d.1952, Hertfordshire). Dorothy is listed in the 1911 UK census as being a housemaid in the service of Sir Harold Pelly. She travelled to New York aboard the RMS Lancastria in March 1925 and I believe returned to England in May 1925 aboard the RMS Majestic. I would like to find out about her life after 1925, whether she ever married and when and where she died.

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on 2019-12-21 01:55:40

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by KableWalker on 2019-12-25 12:05:07

I don't know if this is the exact Dorothy Mary Eaton, but the Birth date and marriage date fit with the history you've given:

Dorothy Mary Eaton
BIRTH 9 MAR 1891 • Portland, Reg. Weymouth, Dorset, England; V5a p304; mother Rosier [from GRO]
DEATH MAR 1979 • Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; V23 p2361; aged 88 years as Mrs Sherwood, gives DOB 9MR1891 [from FreeBMD]

FreeBMD Marriages Sep 1925 Eaton Dorothy M Sherwood Derby 7b 1485
Sherwood Arthur V Eaton Derby 7b 1485

Births Dec 1926
Sherwood Norman A Eaton Derby 7b 971

Births Sep 1930
Sherwood Dorothy M Eaton Derby 7b 877

Births Mar 1935
Sherwood John V Eaton Derby 7b 815

On the 1939 Register for England and Wales she is listed as a Silk saleswoman.

I cannot guarantee any of this is correct, but you will be able to check certificates etc yourself.

by MickP on 2019-12-26 00:05:45

Thank you. I have Dorothy's birth certificate and it gives her birth date as 4 Feb 1891, but, two Rosier mums in Weymouth is just too much of a coincidence. I will order the Marriage certificate to confirm.
I appreciate you taking time out at Christmas to check this out.
Mick E

by KableWalker on 2019-12-26 05:11:29

Glad this was helpful. Whoever recorded the birth date may have mixed it up with the Christening date maybe.K.

by MickP on 2020-01-17 10:19:20

Hello K,
Just thought that I would let you know that I got the Marriage Certificate today. Unfortunately this is not my aunt Dorothy. The following details are on the certificate: Groom was Arthur Vincent Sherwood, age 27, bachelor, Engineer, father was Arthur Sherwood; Bride was Dorothy Maryon Eaton, age 25, spinster, no occupation, father was Clement Stewart Eaton. The marriage took place on Sept 28, 1925. I did a bit more checking and found the family in the 1901 and 1911 censuses and in Family Search, the mother's name was Annie Parker. According to Free BMD, this Dorothy was born in the first quarter of 1900 and registered in Lewisham, London.
Anyway, it was worth a try.
Thanks again.

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