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Rosalie PENFOLD (1889-1957)

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Rosalie Mary PENFOLD

1 Rosalie Mary PENFOLD (1889-1957) [118], dau. of Charles R PENFOLD (1865-1917) [93] and Mary Anna TUCKER (1860-1945) [94].

Born 1889, Chelsea, London, England.1 Died 22 Nov 1957, Luxulyan, Cornwall, England.

ROSALIE I don't think I shall ever know anyone as unselfish and quietly capable as my Auntie Rose. She did not marry, though she'd have made a fine mother. She qualified as a school teacher and soon got a headship, all the while running a household which included her widowed mother, her youngest brother Bill and for several years my mother and her firstborn. I never saw her idle. She was of frail physique, but during WW2's blitz, she left home in the evenings to do fire watching duties alone in her large school building. During the years leading up to her retirement she lived with us at Banstead, Surrey and during that period of 2 years, helped my sister Mary run the household. She suffered from angina and acutely from arthritis and when my parents (Jo and Doug) moved to Cornwall on Dad's retirement she spent her last days there. After retiring at aged 65 she had only a short respite before suffering two massive strokes. She is buried in a tiny churchyard in Luxulyan Village, mid Cornwall. A lasting memory of her, is her way of referring to her infant pupils, whom she adored, as 'my little ones'.

[Transcription of Letters from Peter Reich - December 2000].

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1"Census 1911 Fulham, London, England RG14 Piece: 355 Reference: RG14PN355 RG78PN11 RD3 SD5 ED18 SN341" (RG14 Piece: 355 Reference: RG14PN355 RG78PN11 RD3 SD5 ED18 SN341).
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Source: Census 1911 Fulham, London, England RG14 Piece: 355 Reference: RG14PN355 RG78PN11 RD3 SD5 ED18 SN341, 1911Census-charles penfold-fulham