Emma Toye EDWARDS , 18591950 (aged 90 years)

Name
Emma Toye /EDWARDS/
Given names
Emma Toye
Surname
EDWARDS
Name
Emma Toye /GREGORY/
Type
married name
Given names
Emma Toye
Surname
GREGORY
Citation details: 4862/1890 GREGORY JOHN G EDWARDS EMMA MEREWETHER
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: For her son Victor: 80951/1971 GREGORY VICTOR WILLIAM JOHN GEORGE EMMA JOYE NEWCASTLE
Birth

Her headstone states that she died in 1950 at 90 years of age.

Residence

The family of her daughter Florence moved into the Patrick Street house to look after Emma who had became unable to manage alone.

Death

Her grandson, "Sam" has recalled, "Her faculties and determination were very good, but physical proportions were literally her "downfall". A veritable dumplimg of a woman. She stood no more than 5 feet tall and the same in circumference. As age encroached, her legs were fighting a losing battle against weight and rheumatism. She spent her days struggling from chair to chair. As fit as I was as a 20 year old, I had no hope of lifting her alone whenever she slipped off the chair and sat on the floor."

Note

There appears to have been little contact between the children of John's first and second marriages. Sam Chamberlain has written that, "Try as hard as I may, I fail to recall any gatherings, celebrations or visits involving members of the first family. I never heard the openlu spoken of - it was almost as if they never existed."