Frank Horace NICKLIN (1875-1959)
Ethel Phyllis HOLLOWAY (1880-1974)
Frank Horace NICKLIN
Engineer (or Clerk?)
Q1 1959 (age 83-84)
Ethel Phyllis HOLLOWAY
24 Oct 1880
1881 (age 2)
199 Bolton Road, Aston, Birmingham3
Address: 199 Bolton Road, Aston, Birmingham
1901 (age 20-21)
210 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham
Address: 210 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham
Boot shop assistant
27 Jun 1974 (age 93)
Ottershaw Isolation Hospital, Ottershaw2
Cause: Broncho-Pneumonia, congestive heart failure
Not clear from 1901 census - most likely entry is 25 year old Clerk - which doesn't tie up with Aunty Phil's death certificate that describes him as an engineer.
This Horace Nicklin was born in Birmingham and in 1901 lived at 161 Nechells Park Road - which is the right neck of the woods.
He switched his first and second names about - which seems to have been quite a common occurrence.
He may have been resident in Erdington House, Birmingham in 1939 - from the 1939 register. Gives his year of birth as 1875 and middle initial as F
Aunty Phyll - married Horace Nicklin, who was abusive. Ran away and lived with "Uncle Fred". They adopted a son, Ian. When Fred died, the house was left to Ian. He was supposed to look after Phyll, but for whatever reason, sold the house without telling her. She then moved in with her niece Elizabeth Percival (nee Kempson) and family, initially in Edinburgh (95 Mayfield Road) and then later in High Wycombe and Virginia Water.
Spent the latter years of her life living with Dick and Elizabeth McDowell (formerly Percival, nee Kempson) at 20 Oak Tree Close, Virginia Water, Surrey.
It was Phyll who kept the letters that Ralph Copeland wrote to her father, Fred Holloway. She passed them onto her niece, Elizabeth Percival (nee Kempson) who passed them onto her daughter Sheila who sent them to Eric - the keeper of the archive.
FreeBMD online information.
Ethel Phylis Holloway Death Certificate.