Edith Morgan 1865 to 1956

A biography

By Virginia Barber

Family

Edith Morgan was born in 1865 to Robert and Louisa Morgan. She had two brothers Robert and Fred and two sisters Florence and Lillian. There may have been more siblings who perhaps died in infancy. 

Home

Edith lived in Oxhey village for most of her life, mainly in the Villiers and Paddock Roads area. She and Mother had moved into 113 Villiers Road on January 1st 1900 when the diary was started. In later life Edith lived on Watford Heath with her sister Florence and brother-in-law Charlie, Fred lived next door.

Work

Edith worked at Euston Station in the accounts office and travelled daily by train from Bushey Station. She was also very involved with her extended family. There were Cousins in London and she often called on them after work. 

Church

Edith was a keen member of Bushey Baptist Church which had been started by the family in the 1870’s. She served in the Sunday School and was a keen member of the choir.  In the diary there are a lot of references to things she was doing at the Church. 

Boer War

She was interested in the Boer War because she had Cousins in South Africa.

Memories of Edith

I remember her as a little white haired lady who always seemed to wear black.

She died in March 1956.

This page was added on 11/01/2013.

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