Grace Elysabeth Meyer - Born on Christmas Day!
An interesting point of note is that both Ashby Place and Manor Road are in respectable residential areas and although relatively close to the docks are home to professional middle class folks. For Henry Meyer to be described as a labourer he must have encountered a spectacular down turn in fortune. If this was the case, surely one of the first things to go would be the family silver? I can’t help but liken my 2x great grandfather to Mr Micawber from the 1850’s Dickens novel David Copperfield!
Isabella and the Dixon’s of Monkwearmouth
Thomas Stoker Dixon the Second
Thomas Stoker Dixon the 2nd passed away at his home No 42, Oriental Bay, Wellington on 4th October 1913 aged 83 yrs. and was survived by his wife Elizabeth who died the following year on 27th June aged 78.
Before I sign off it is interesting to note that Thomas Stoker Dixon (3), son of the above, learned from the mistakes of his forefathers and actually registered a patent for his invention (an improved electric alarm system) in 1922.
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