Elizabeth Cissie Marshall
Facts and Events
Elizabeth Cissie Marshall was born on 6th July 1901 at Luton in Bedfordshire, daughter of a straw hat sewer named Elizabeth Marshall, formerly Kempson, and her husband John Marshall, a straw hat blocker and bricklayer. She was the fourth of five children, and the couple's only girl. Although her first name was Elizabeth, she was generally known as Cissie or Cis. Apparently her mother had wanted to call her Cissie, but her father wanted to name her Elizabeth after her mother. Her father went out and registered her birth, putting his preferred name first, but all that happened was she became known by her middle name.
Cissie appears in the 1911 census living with her parents and siblings at 44 Cambridge Street.
In 1924, aged 22, Cissie married Sydney Mead, who was 24. They stayed in Luton, and had two sons. Sydney died in 1979, aged about 80. Cissie outlived him by 18 years, reaching the age of 96. She died on 23rd November 1997.
Cis and Sydney's wedding.
- ↑ Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
b. Elizabeth Cissie MARSHALL, September Quarter 1901, Luton Registration District, Vol. 3b, page 418
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, RG14PN8995 RG78PN479 RD178 SD2 ED2 SN230, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
Address: 44 Cambridge Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
5 rooms occupied
John Marshall, head, male, 40 [1870/1], married 17 years, 5 children born alive, 5 still living, Straw Trade Blocker, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Elizabeth Marshall, wife, female, 38 [1872/3], married, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Ralph Marshall, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, Straw Trade Clerk, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Stanley Marshall, son, male, 14 [1896/7], single, Foundry, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Stuart Marshall, son, male, 12 [1898/9], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Cissie Marshall, daugher, female, 9 [1901/2], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
George Marshall, son, male, 6 [1904/5], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
d. Elizabeth Cissie MEAD, Nov 1997, Luton Registration District 3151A, Register number A48F, Entry 085, b. 6 Jul 1901
- ↑ Principal Probate Registry. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (London: Probate Service), Primary quality.
Probate: 12 Jan 1998, Birmingham
MEAD, Elizabeth Cissie, d. 23 Nov 1997, Grant and will, 9851205131