The Hobbs Sisters
James and Elizabeth Hobbs (nee Thomas) also had three daughters but unlike the sons, details are scarce
WINIFRED GRACE - birth registered in the June quarter of 1903 GRO Ref Paddington Volume 1a Page 41. Died in the June quarter of 1908 Pontypridd Volume 11a Page 316. WINIFRED was age 4 when she died. As the information on the certificate states, Winifred was born at 16 Wharf, North Wharf Road, Paddington on 30th April 1903. Quite unusually the birth was not registered for nearly another two months (4th June 1903). Sometime in the next few years, the family moved to the Rhondda Valley in South Wales where her father James found employment as a coal-miner. Sadly, WINIFRED died on 13th March 1908 at 17 Vivien Street, Tylorstown, Glamorgan. She was just four years of age. The cause of death was given as Laryngimus Stridulous, which is the medical term for croup. It also states seven days next to the phrase which means that Winifred must have suffered for at least a week with a condition that was to take her life.
Winifred's grave in an unmarked plot in Ferndale Cemetery, Rhondda, South Wales
And so the only sister that lived to adulthood was LILY MAY HOBBS .
Fortunately the above photograph is inscribed on the back "my birthday 31st May 1931". The lady on the left is Lily May on her 48th birthday whilst the person sitting down with the flowers is her mother and my great grandmother Elizabeth Margaret Hobbs. To date I do not know who the other three people are in the photo are or where the photograph was taken.
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