Person:Evelyn Cooper (4)

Evelyn Jessie Cooper
m. 1937
Facts and Events
Name Evelyn Jessie Cooper
Gender Female
Birth[1] 8 Jun 1907 Markyate, Hertfordshire, England
Christening[2] 7 Jul 1907 Markyate, Hertfordshire, England
Census[3] 2 Apr 1911 Markyate, Hertfordshire, England105 High Street
Marriage 1937 Hertfordshire, Englandto Arthur Nicholls
Census[4] 29 Sep 1939 Markyate, Hertfordshire, England30 High Street
Death[5] 2003 Cornwall, England

Evelyn Jessie Cooper was born on 8th June 1907 at Markyate in Hertfordshire, daughter of a Helen Cooper, formerly Gray, and her husband Thomas Arthur Cooper, a painter and decorator. Evelyn appears in the 1911 census living with her parents and sister at 105 High Street, Markyate.

In 1937, aged about 30, she married Arthur Nicholls, who was from nearby Harpenden. At the outbreak of the Second World War they were living at 30 High Street in Markyate, and Arthur was working as a leaded light glazier. Evelyn and Arthur went on to have a daughter and a son in the early 1940s.

Arthur died in 1973. Evelyn outlived him by about 30 years, and moved to Cornwall after his death, dying there in 2003, aged 96.

  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Evelyn Jessie COOPER, September Quarter 1907, Hemel Hempstead Registration District, Volume 3a, page 905, mother's maiden name Gray

  2. Church of England. Markyate Parish Registers, 1855-1972. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Markyate in the County of Hertford in the Year 1906
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    3581907 July 7thEvelyn JessieThomas Arthur & HelenCooperMarkyatePainterF.R. Pemberton, Vicar
  3. England. 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom: The National Archives (abbreviated TNA), formerly the UK General Register Office.))
    Class RG14; Piece 7765; Schedule 105, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 105 High Street, Markyate, Hertfordshire
    Five rooms occupied
    T. Arthur S. Cooper, head, male, 48 [1862/3], married, House Painter &c., Plumber & Decorator, worker, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Helen Cooper, wife, female, 38 [1872/3], married 10 years, 3 children born alive, 2 children still living, b. Peebles, Scotland
    Lizzie Helen Mary Cooper, daughter, 9 [1901/2], b. Markyate, Hertfordshire
    Evelyn Jessie Cooper, daughter, 3 [1907/8], b. Markyate, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Hemel Hempstead Rural District, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 30 High Street, Markyate, Hertfordshire
    Nicholls, Arthur / male / 19 Jan 1909 / married / Leaded light glazier
    Nicholls, Evelyn Jessie / female / 8 Jun 1907 / married / Unpaid domestic duties
    [one record closed]

  5. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Evelyn Jessie NICHOLLS, July 2003, Penzance Registration District, Register 68C, District and sub-district 365/1, Entry 33, born 8 Jun 1907