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Photograph of Ellen


Photograph of Ellen

For Family Tree see HOWE Chart

Parents:  Abraham Howe,  an Engine Driver and Mary Basheameth Howe (nee Ison)

Birth: She was born 19th December 1880 at House 12, Court 1 Union Street, in the centre of Coventry.

Early Years: She was one of 6 children., having 3 brothers and 2 sisters
As a child she lived in the congested central streets of Coventry. Although born in Union Street, by the age of 3 months the family were living in a house in Court 1, Spon Street. moving when she was 2 years old to Chauntry Place (near Lady Herbert’s Garden).

By the age of 6, the family had moved to a small house in a court at Little Park Street, and 5 years later were living close by in Park Terrace (now under the Inner Ring Road near the present day Coventry Police Station).

By the age of 19 she had met her future husband who was from Radford, then just out of central Coventry, and soon the young couple decided to get married.

Marriage: One week after her 20th birthday she married George CAKEBREAD, at St.Michaels, Coventry on 25 Dec 1900.

Children: The couple had 4 children:

Ellen Florence 1901 She died when 2 months old
George Abraham 1903
Edward Charles 1904
  William 1908 William died aged 6 months  

Known Places of Residence:

On 25 December 1900, the couple are said to be living in Much Park Street, in central Coventry, but it is suggested they were living just round the corner with Ellen’s parents Abraham and Mary Howe at 59 St. John’s Street.

When baby Florence was born they were in New Buildings, a 1/2 mile away.

From 1903 to 1905 they resided at 108 Radford, Coventry, near George’s father.
It is known that between 1905 and 1910 they lived near Much Park Street but cannot be found on Voter’s Lists. At that time only the householder appeared on these Lists and it is again suggested that they lived with Ellen’s parents at 59 St. John’s Street.

In 1911 they moved to out of the city centre to 5 Francis Street at Foleshill.

In 1913 they purchased 12 Silverton Road,Coventry, and also took the opportunity to buy the adjoining 2 houses, 8 and 10.

They lived here until 1929. In 1927 they purchased a site for a new house at 175 Old Church Road, just opposite St. Laurence's Church and moved there in 1929.

Death: Ellen died on 28 Apr 1955 at 175 Old Church Road, Foleshill, Coventry, at approximately 74 years of age.

She was buried on 3 May 1955 in London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Grave 38, Square168/169.

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