Emma Alma Dewey was born on 13 December 1856, in Pylewell, Lymington, Southampton, England, to John Dewey and Maria Phobe Sexton. In 1861, aged about 4, she resided at Pylwell Lane, Boldre, Hampshire, England. In 1871, aged about 14, she resided at Hinton Lodge, Hinton, Christchurch, Hampshire, England. In 1881, aged about 24, she worked as a lady's maid for Richard Oliverson, Magistrate, living in 17 Gloucester Square. There were six other servants for the husband and wife only. In 1891, aged about 34, Emma resided at Royal Marine Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. In 1911, aged about 54, she resided at 34 Alexandra Gardens, Folkestone. In 1917, aged about 60, she was a Cook Housekeeper (domestic) wife of Joseph Pilcher, Butler (domestic). Emma died (heart failure) on 26 July 1917, aged 60 years, in Highlands, Oldfield Rd, Bickley, Kent, England.
Joseph Pilcher , aged 22, married Emma Alma Dewey, aged 28, on 12 November 1885 in LeverBridge, Lancaster, England. They had three children:
Edith Alma Pilcher in 1886 Joseph Pilcher in 1889 Harold Dewey Pilcher in 1890
Her son's (Joseph Pilcher) WW1 diary says 1 August. Her husband Joseph Pilcher was present at her death.
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