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Edith Marjorie Ward

Edith Marjorie Ward

Female 1898 - 1968  (70 years)

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  • Name Edith Marjorie Ward 
    Born 25 Sep 1898  Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 15 Stratford Road
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1901  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Hastings, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Oct 1968  Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I801  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2019 

    Father John Spencer Ward,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1940, Acland Nursing Home, Banbury Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Beatrix Leyla Marjory Wentworth Dunbar,   b. 27 Jul 1873, Knightsbridge, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1919, Little Wittenham Rectory, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1897  Sidcup, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael McCausland Gibbs,   b. 1 Sep 1900, Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1962, Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1926  Long Wittenham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Denis Dunbar Gibbs,   b. 19 Jul 1927, Putney, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 2015, Appleford, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. John Michael Francis Gibbs
     3. Mary Elizabeth Gibbs,   b. 7 Jan 1932,   d. 2008, Great Malvern, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Peter McCausland Gibbs
     5. Bridget Anne Susan Gibbs
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1st daughter of John Spencer Ward of Long Wittenham, Berks., by Beatrix, daughter of Rev Sir Charles Gordon Cumming Dunbar, 8th Baronet of Northfield, Co. Elgin. Educated at 'The Bonhams', St. Leonards, Sussex; Aldburgh, and Oxford University (Home Student in Medicine). Memorial in Chester Cathedral.

      Before her marriage she studied medicine at Oxford University as a home student, travelling into lectures on a motorcycle. During this time she was also nursing her mother. After 4 years as a medical student she caught scarlet fever and was unable to take her exam in 1923, and then married before her finals. During the whole of her married life she was a constant support and companion to her husband, assisting in parish work and later on, fully involved in all the commitments that fall to a Dean's wife both in Cape Town and Chester.

      The year she died she visited Africa for the last time to see her two daughters and their husbands—Mary and Maurice in Malawi and Bridget and John in Lesotho.

      Memorial: Grave stone in the floor, east end of south transept of Chester Cathedral.
      Interests: Unfailing interest in people and a great encourager.

      A home-maker of unbounded hospitality, the Rectory and Deanery were open to all. In later life she enjoyed sketching.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1898 - Kensington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Relation to Head of House: Daughter - 1901 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1911 - Hastings, Sussex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Aug 1926 - Long Wittenham, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1968 - Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

    1905_Marjorie_Ward.jpg
    1905_Marjorie_Ward.jpg
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    1911 England Census-1913.jpg
    1911 England Census-1913.jpg
    1901 England Census - John Dunbar Ward.jpeg
    1901 England Census - John Dunbar Ward.jpeg

    Histories
    Edith Marjorie Gibbs née Ward, including Michael McCausland Gibbs - written posthumously by her sister Kit.
    Edith Marjorie Gibbs née Ward, including Michael McCausland Gibbs - written posthumously by her sister Kit.

    Albums
    Ward Albums 1904 - 1937
    Ward Albums 1904 - 1937 (63)
    J.S. Ward Family, E.M. Ward, M.McC. Gibbs
    Selected photos from albums belonging to my Grandmother Marjorie Gibbs (nee Ward)