So far no baptism or christening record has been found, the family are/were Baptist. Wilkins-1208 16:46, 6 January 2017 (EST)
Between 1905 and 1907 (when the youngest child, Bertha, was born) the family moved to Overseal. In 1911 they were living in Stanleigh Road and 5 year old Dot was going to school.
On 2 August 1930, Dot (as she preferred to be called) married Ernest Henry Wilkins at the Baptist Chapel in Overseal. A year later their son was born, followed a few years later by their second child, a daughter.
At the time of their wedding, Dot was working as a Club Collector for the Cooperative Society. The 1939 Register shows Dot as a housewife with Ern working for the GPO, and two closed records (the children) complete the family. When the children had grown up, she returned to work as a School Welfare Assistant at the infant school in nearby Castle Gresley.
Well into Dot's 100th year, it became clear that living at home was getting difficult and in late 2004 she moved into a nearby care home. On 9 January 2005, she passed away there. Her ashes are interred in the grave shared by her parents and elder brother at St Matthew's Churchyard in Overseal. Not far from Ern, who rests with his parents.
There is currently no marker showing Dot's resting place Wilkins-1208 18:37, 20 April 2014 (EDT)
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On 20 Apr 2014 at 18:21 GMT Alison Wilkins wrote:
Dot is 41 degrees from Jelena Eckstädt, 22 degrees from Theodore Roosevelt and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.