Minnie Rose Clinton Hills was born on June 22, 1903, at 50, Hermit Road, Canning Town, Greater London, England. She was the daughter of Harry Hills and Sue Hall. She lived at Hermit Road, in the home of her grandfather and his family until the Hills moved out and eventually settled at 61, North Street, Barking. On September 28 1924 Minnie married William Henry (Bill) Barnett at St. Margaret's Church, Barking. (Photos of this wedding and the marriage certificate can be seen in the attached images). After their marriage they lived in Old Ford and while they were there Minnie's youngest brother Vic lived with them for a time, possibly to console Minnie after the death of her first child in 1925. Minnie and Bill had 2 boys who died in infancy then a girl and boy who lived to have families of their own. Minnie and Bill moved back to Barking and had a tobacconists and sweet shop, registered in Bill's name but run mostly by Minnie as Bill worked in Whitechapel as a Dreyman for a Brewery. Bill died when their children were still young and Minnie went to live with her sister May, who had four children. Most of the time Minnie minded all the children while May worked in the family shop. Minnie died very suddenly from a virus, on April 1, 1957 at the age of 53. She was cremated and her ashes were interred in the grave of her parents at Barking Cemetery.
Name Minnie Hills Age in 1911 7 Estimated Birth Year abt 1904
Relation to Head Daughter Gender Female Birth Place West Ham Civil parish Barking England County/Island Essex Country England
Street Address19 East Street, Barking, Essex Registration district Romford
Registration District Number191Sub-registration district Barking Town ED, institution, or vessel 11 Household schedule number 263 Piece 9921Household Members
Name Henry J Hills Age 32
Name Susan H Hills Age 30
Name Florence Hills Age 12
Name Henry Hills Age 11
Name Frances Hills Age 9
Name Minnie Hills Age 7
Name William Hills Age 3
Name John Hills Age 9/12
Citing this Record
"England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWFT-GBK : 20 January 2015), Minnie Hills, Barking, Barking, Essex, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
See birth and marriage certificate in the attached images
Includes First-hand information as remembered by Christine Frost,
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