Edith Marjorie Ward1898 - 1968 (70 years)
Name Edith Marjorie Ward Birth 25 Sep 1898 Kensington, London
- 15 Stratford Road
Gender Female Residence 1901 London Relation to Head of House: Daughter Residence 2 Apr 1911 Hastings, Sussex Death 18 Oct 1968 Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire 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.
Person ID I801 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 29 Apr 2019
Father John Spencer Ward, b. 18 Aug 1866, Kensington, London d. 12 Aug 1940, Acland Nursing Home, Banbury Rd, Oxford (Age 73 years) Mother Beatrix Leyla Marjory Wentworth Dunbar, b. 27 Jul 1873, Knightsbridge, London d. 8 Jan 1919, Little Wittenham Rectory, Oxfordshire (Age 45 years) Marriage 2 Oct 1897 Sidcup, Kent Family ID F262 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rev Michael McCausland Gibbs, b. 1 Sep 1900, Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire d. 27 Jul 1962, Chester, Cheshire (Age 61 years) Marriage 4 Aug 1926 Long Wittenham, Berkshire Children 1. Dr. Denis Dunbar Gibbs, b. 19 Jul 1927, Putney, Surrey d. 8 Jan 2015, Appleford, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Age 87 years) 2. John Michael Francis Gibbs, b. 8 Mar 1929, Salisbury, Rhodesia d. 1 Oct 2020, 157A Dunstans Road, East Dulwich, London (Age 91 years) 3. Mary Elizabeth Gibbs, b. 7 Jan 1932 d. 2008, Great Malvern, Worcestershire (Age 75 years) 4. Peter McCausland Gibbs, b. 30 Sep 1934, Salisbury, Rhodesia d. 30 Sep 2023, Cyprus (Age 89 years) 5. Bridget Anne Susan Gibbs Family ID F74 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 9 Jul 2017
Event Map Birth - 25 Sep 1898 - Kensington, London Residence - Relation to Head of House: Daughter - 1901 - London Residence - 2 Apr 1911 - Hastings, Sussex Marriage - 4 Aug 1926 - Long Wittenham, Berkshire Death - 18 Oct 1968 - Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire = Link to Google Earth
Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
Documents 1911 England Census-1913.jpg 1901 England Census - John Dunbar Ward.jpeg
Histories Edith Marjorie Gibbs née Ward, including Michael McCausland Gibbs - written posthumously by her sister Kit.
Albums 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)