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Lilian Dora STILL (1877-1892)

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Lilian Dora STILL

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Lilian Dora STILL

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Lilian Dora STILL

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Lilian Dora STILL

Name: Lilian Dora STILL1
Sex: Female
Father: David Usborne STILL (bef1846-1932)
Mother: Ellen Agnes KIMPTON (1849-1931)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 11 Feb 1877 Edenbridge, Kent1,2,3
Marsh Green Farm, Edenbridge, Kent
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 4) Woolwich, Kent4
42 Chapel Street, Woolwich, Kent
RG11/0744/16/26
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 14) Woolwich, Kent5
36 Church Street, Woolwich, Kent
Death 24 Oct 1892 (age 15) Woolwich, Kent6,7
Cause: Typhoid
Address: 36 Church Street, Woolwich, Kent
Newspaper clippings pasted in Bible:

"In Memoriam: In fond remembrance of our dear child Lilian Dora Still, who died at 36 Church Street, Woolwich,on 24th October 1892, in the 16th year of her age.
'To live in the hearts oif those we love is not to die'"

"STILL- on 24th October 1892, after seven days illness at Church Street, Woolwich, Lilian Dora, the second dearly beloved daughter of David Usborne and Ellen Agnes Still, late of Marsh Green House, Edenbridge, Kent, aged 15 years"

Individual Note

Then a new school opened kept by a German Herr Meissersmidt & both Nelsie & Dora went to that. There were many Germans in Charlton working in the German firm of Siemens Electrical Engineers Charlton. We had a German maid Elizabeth Lines who could not speak English, so as to help with my sister's German. But she learned English quicker than my sisters were taught German.

 

My sister Dora mixed up the two languages. Herr Meissersmidt taught them many German songs - some by Schubert. I knew them too & sang them without knowing their meaning. In fact I could sing them now.

 

Both Nelsie & Dora were big girls comely with very nice complexions while I was dark & pale & rather thin. They had had a few years at the farm as tiny children it may have made a difference. Dora was very blue-eyed under level brows with bright brown hair. She had the speakers lissome mouth & our father's square hands. She was very bright, full of fun & fearless. She was ready of speech, more like Mama.

 

About this time Dora formed a new friendship with Jossie Jacobson - a dark eyed girl small for her age. Later on we were to know a lot of these Jacobsons. Papa bought a piano at a sale. Their first had been sold when they gave up the farm as was most of the furniture. Mama started to teach Nelsie & Dora the piano also French. She was very ambitious for us girls.

 

Dora had dramatic ability & could recite well & was fond of poetry but she was no scholar & failed to pass the entrance examination for the "Centre". I was to pass this quite easily later on. On her birthday Papa gave her a violin and she had lessons at the Woolwich Polytechnic but she had not the musical ear that Nelsie had.

 

Dora was now getting very friendly with the Jacobsons - she was very fond of little children & made a great fuss of Winnie the youngest - often bringing her home. She was now about fifteen & a half & was anxious to become a teacher like Nelsie. So she went for a month on trial to Holy Trinity Church School at Charlton. How we used to laugh at her description of everything there especially the teachers for Dora always made fun of things. She liked this school very much. It was free & easy & she was made welcome. But she never finished her month on trial. She had typhoid fever. She was ill a week. Not very ill for the first few days, for I used to sit beside the bed & read "Rachel Ray" to her - one of Trollope's novels. But next night as Nelsie & I were quietly going up the dark stairs by candle light Mama opened the bedroom door where Dora was & said to us "Pray for your sister, she is going back to God & little Harold" - Next day Nelsie & I went to Lewisham to stay with Cousin Ernest. When the sad news came that Dora was dead he took down Longfellows poems & read to us the "Psalm of Life." We returned for the funeral - Cousin Ernest was always unpunctual & we nearly missed it. When we arrived the cortege was at the door & a great crowd of people pressing into the glass porch. We had to fight our way in. It was all so unreal. Relatives who hardly ever came were there. Uncle George & Uncle Richard, Uncle Tom & Aunt Nelly Aunt Emily & Isobelle among others. Nelsie & I hurried upstairs & in a few seconds came down dressed in black.

 

The loss of Dora was a double blow to my poor parents. I sometimes think my Father never got over it. She used to go for long walks with him on Bank holidays with the Natural History Society people 14 - 20 miles - I believe. She was such a tomboy & so full of fun. & very friendly. I think she understood Papa better than Nelsie did. Nelsie was more reserved & rather easily offended. She did not go walking with him but was more with Mama. He fretted for Dora a very long while, as did our Mother too I am sure but she had to show a brave front for the family's sake - we had to go on living. She moved all the furniture round & Nelsie & I slept right upstairs at the back overlooking the garden & the mulberry tree. I remember she & I standing at the window & watching 'Orion' spread across the sky. We enjoyed this wider view from upstairs. Our lives changed with the passing of Dora. She had died on October 24th 1892 a day before Nelsie's 18th birthday & I was now eleven years & a few months. Up till now it had always been Dora & I mostly - together with our friends - Dora's Ethel Champion or Jossie Jacobson, mine Julia Barton. From now on it was Nelsie & I.8

Sources

11881 census entry.
Text From Source: 1881 census entry PRO Chancery Lane [Microfilm]
2"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983
about Lilian Dora Still
Name: Lilian Dora Still
Year of Registration: 1877
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
District: Sevenoaks
County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 609
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
3Marion Maud Tringham nee Still, "Your Great Grand Parents - by Marion Maud Tringham nee Still".
Text From Source: Your Great Grand Parents by Marion Maud Tringham nee Still.
To my children. Brian, Maisie and Theodora

The Stills.

Your Father lived all his young days on the banks of one busy river - the Mersey & I your Mother on the banks of another - the Thames - Liverpool & Woolwich. So in a way we had the same kind of outlook - we were town-bred.
This account was sent as a word document to Graham Hoadly by Marion Maud's grandson, Roger Tringham. He had trancribed it from the original in the possesion of his cousin.

He writes:

My Grandmother wrote her account in about 1940, so there may be occasional lapses of memory.
Text From Source: They were married in 1871 September 30th. Their first home was the Marsh Green Farm Edenbridge Kent.

The children born here were Mabel Agnes - Eleanor Annie, Harold Usborne & Lilian Dora
Graham Hoadly.
4The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "1881 Census - Family Search Website" (Online 1881 Census for England and Wales). Custom Id: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. RG11/0744/16/26. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Household Record 1881 British Census

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Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
David U. STILL Head M Male 35 Staplehurst, Kent, England Chemist & Druggist
Ellen A. STILL Wife M Female 31 Milden Hall, Suffolk, England Chemists Wife
Eleanor A. STILL Daur Female 6 Edenbridge, Kent, England Scholar
Lilian D. STILL Daur Female 4 Edenbridge, Kent, England Scholar


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Source Information:
Dwelling 42 Chapel Street
Census Place Woolwich, Kent, England
Family History Library Film 1341174
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0744 / 16
Page Number 26
5GRO, "1891 Census".
Microfiche.
RG12/530/7/8. Assessment: Primary evidence.
6"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1983
about Lilian Dora Still
Name: Lilian Dora Still
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Year of Registration: 1892
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 15
District: Woolwich
County: Greater London, Kent, London
Volume: 1d
Page: 687
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
7Marion Maud Tringham nee Still, "Your Great Grand Parents - by Marion Maud Tringham nee Still".
Text From Source: Your Great Grand Parents by Marion Maud Tringham nee Still.
To my children. Brian, Maisie and Theodora

The Stills.

Your Father lived all his young days on the banks of one busy river - the Mersey & I your Mother on the banks of another - the Thames - Liverpool & Woolwich. So in a way we had the same kind of outlook - we were town-bred.
This account was sent as a word document to Graham Hoadly by Marion Maud's grandson, Roger Tringham. He had trancribed it from the original in the possesion of his cousin.

He writes:

My Grandmother wrote her account in about 1940, so there may be occasional lapses of memory.
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: She had died on October 24th 1892 a day before Nelsie's 18th birthday & I was now eleven years & a few months.
Graham Hoadly.
8Ibid. Assessment: Primary evidence.