Friday, 21 December 2012
Phoebe Eliza Carter and Annie Taylor - Sisters
Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. The singular term is a taphophile.
Monument to Phoebe Eliza Carter and Annie Taylor, All Saints Churchyard, Boyn Hill, Maidenhead Berkshire.
"In ever loving memory Phoebe Eliza Carter who died Jan 19th 1914 aged 40 years - The God of love shall be with you-
Also of Annie Taylor sister of the above who died Jan 27th 1919 aged 46 years - come unto me ye that are weary."
Phoebe Eliza Carter was born Phoebe Eliza Meeks on 10th July 1873 and Annie Taylor was born Annie Meeks in 1872 in Maidenhead Berkshire to James Meeks, a publican at the Greyhound Public House in King Street, Maidenhead, and his wife Eliza Esther Favell.
On the 1881 Census, 7 year old Annie and 6 year old Phoebe are living with their parents and their younger siblings Arthur and Florence at The Greyhound Public House in King Street. 1891 finds the sisters, now both barmaids still living at The Greyhound with their parents.
In 1894 Phoebe marries William Frederick Carter, a fly proprietor (horse and trap) from Wiltshire. Together they had seven children, William, Winifred, Ellen, Phoebe Elizabeth, Edith, Constance and Reginald. In 1901 the family are living at 7 Wellington Road, but by 1911 they have moved to 93 King Street.
Sadly only three years later at the age of 40, Phoebe passes away.
In 1895 Annie marries Charles George Taylor, a grocer from Dover in Kent.
On the 1901 Census Charles and Annie are living at 3 South Road, Maidenhead. Together they had seven children, one of which sadly died in infancy. By 1911 The family and their six remaining children, Gladys, Edith, Hilda, William, Thomas and Henry had moved to 40 Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, Middlesex, where Charles is now a sugar buyer for a jam making factory. Sadly Annie was to pass away 8 years later. She now rests with her sister Phoebe in All Saints Churchyard.
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