Gwendoline Ellis

Gwendoline Ellis[1]

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  • Name Gwendoline Ellis  [2
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1926 and 30 Jun 1926  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth 
    • Volume 6d, Page 911
    Born 13 Apr 1926  Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    At School 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    35 Goldthorne Avenue 
    Household for Thomas Ellis (459)
    Household for Thomas Ellis (459)
    Died 4 Jul 2008  Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 15 Jul 2008  Oakley Wood Crematorium, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I453  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2016 

    Father Thomas Ellis
              b. 21 Aug 1897, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Sep 1962, Sheldon, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Leah Barker
              b. 18 Jul 1899, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Oct 1957, Sheldon, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Sep 1919  Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Thomas and Leah
    Thomas and Leah
    Registration Dec 1919  Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Marriage 
    • Volume 6d, Page 999
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Neville Dennis Harris
              b. 17 Oct 1926, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Aug 2009  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 May 1950  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: HARRIS, Neville D; Record type: Marriages; Quarter: June; Year: 1950; District: Birmingham; County: Warwickshire; Volume: 9c; Page: 551; Spouse's surname: ELLIS.

      Name: ELLIS, Gwendoline; Record type: Marriages; Quarter: June; Year: 1950; District: Birmingham; County: Warwickshire; Volume: 9c; Page: 551; Spouse's surname: HARRIS.
    Registration Jun 1950  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Marriage 
    • Volume 9c, Page 551
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth - Between 1 Apr 1926 and 30 Jun 1926 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1926 - Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - At School - 29 Sep 1939 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 35 Goldthorne Avenue - 29 Sep 1939 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1950 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage - Jun 1950 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jul 2008 - Warwick, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Auntie Gwen
    Auntie Gwen
    Leah
    Gwen
    On the left.
    Rene, Gwen and Leah
    Gwen (2nd from left) with Rene and Leah
    We don't know who the other girl was.
    Rene and Gwen
    Rene and Gwen
    Gwen - far right
    Gwen - far right
    We don't know who was getting married.
    Nev and Gwen (far right)
    Gwen (far right) and Nev
    We don't know who was getting married.
    Aunty Gwen
    Aunty Gwen
    Aunty Gwen
    Aunty Gwen
    Gwen and Nev
    Gwen and Nev
    Gwen and Nev
    Gwen and Nev
    Aunty Gwen
    Aunty Gwen

  • Notes 
    • The speech by Paul Carnall at Gwen's Funeral

      I've been asked by the family to say a few words today on this sad occasion.

      Some of you may be thinking why I'm here doing it, I'm not a son, brother, not even direct family, well I can answer that very simply, it feels like I am family. A lad that was brought up and nurtured in the late 50's and 60's when everybody looked after each other. In those days we didn't just have one Mom and Dad, we had loads, all your mates parents looked after the boys from Maryland Avenue and Falmouth Road, that's why I'm here doing this, as part of one big family.

      Most of us, especially from our era, were brought up to love and respect our parents, and as such they become precious to us, so much so that, we all think our own are the best.

      Gwen and Neville however were special, they were the ones that went that extra yard, that extra mile, to give, not only their own kids, but so many others, much, much more.

      Despite being working parents they sacrificed their spare time to run youth clubs, organise trips and support us in all manner of sporting pastimes and ventures.
      This made them unique, a rarity, for people that give in life without asking for anything in return, are a 'gift' to us all.

      Life turns full circle, and there comes a time when we have to start gifting things back to our special ones, that process however has already started. The first part of your 'gift' to Gwen was supporting her, loving her, being there for her, in thought and in person when she needed you most, that would of meant the world to her. The second 'gift' we can deliver is to all rally round and support the family , especially Neville, Lindsay and Nigel, she would probably want that most of all. Our third gift however must be to make sure Gwen lives on in our lives, talk about her, laugh about her and, yes, cry about her.

      We know it seems the pain you are feeling now will never ebb away, but it does, you don't miss them any less as time goes by , but it becomes more acceptable, and the memories of their times with us grow and blossom into a warm feeling that will stay with you for life.

      Gwen always liked a bit of banter, and with me being a Birmingham City supporter it was never in short supply, however whilst Neville and I would wax lyrically about the positives of both our cities teams, Gwen would have none of it, for her Villa were the only team in town. I remember visiting her early in her illness, and thought I would take her a gift, two plants it was, one blue and one white (my teams colours!) I have just the place for them she said, a shelf in the toilet!, of course she didn't mean it, she was too kind a person to do that, by the time I left they were in pride of place on the dresser, I bet she thought of me when she watered them, especially when the Villa thumped us 5 - 1.

      Gwen is probably queuing for tickets now, to watch some big match in the sky, packed with claret and blue legends that have come and gone, decked out in her match day clothes, saving some seats for us, knowing we'll all be there one day.

      Many thanks Paul, both for the speech and allowing me to reproduce it here.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9816] Alive for the 1939 Register, (accessed 24 Feb 2016). (Reliability: 3), 24 Feb 2016.
      People who should be alive for the 1939 Register

    2. [S3634] John Oliver Thomas.

    3. [S1856] Registration of Births, (Ancestry.co.uk), Jun 1926, Birmingham N, Warwickshire, Volume 6d, Page 911; Gwendoline ELLIS, Mother's maiden surname Parker (sic) (Reliability: 4), 12 Mar 2008.

    4. [S9814] 1939 Register, FindMyPast, ( FindMyPast . http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/1939-register.), (http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/1939-register : accessed 20 Feb 2016); Household for Thomas Ellis (459). (Reliability: 3), 20 Feb 2016.
      Extracted from the 1939 Register
      (http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FR39%2F5573%2F5573E%2F016%2F21)
      17/3/2016

      Ellis Household (6 People)
      35 Goldthorne Avenue , Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, England

      First Name(s): Thomas
      Last Name(s): Ellis
      Date of Birth: 21 Aug 1897
      Sex: Male
      Occupation: Sheet Metal Worker
      Marital Status: Married
      Schedule: 229
      Schedule Sub Number: 1

      First Name(s): Leah
      Last Name(s): Ellis
      Date of Birth: 18 Jul 1899
      Sex: Female
      Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
      Marital Status: Married
      Schedule: 229
      Schedule Sub Number: 2


      First Name(s): Dorothy
      Last Name(s): Williams (Ellis)
      Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1921
      Sex: Female
      Occupation: Comprometer Operator
      Marital Status: Single
      Schedule: 229
      Schedule Sub Number: 4
      http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FR39%2F5573%2F5573E%2F016%2F21

    5. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Dec 1919, Aston, Volume 6d, Page 999; Thomas ELLIS + Leah BARKER (Reliability: 4), 12 Mar 2008.

    6. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Jun 1950, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Volume 9c, Page 551; Neville D. HARRIS + Gwendoline ELLIS (Reliability: 4), 12 Mar 2008.