Dora Frances Livermore

 

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

Dora Livermore © Dorking Museum
Dora Livermore © Dorking Museum

Dora Frances Livermore was born on 9th July 1885 at Edmonton, Middlesex to Herbert Isaac Livermore and Fanny Crosby Evans. Dora was baptised on 21st of August 1893 at Shanklin, Hampshire.

Dora’s father Herbert was born about 1857 in Middlesex and was baptised on 4th October 1857 at Dalston St Philip in Hackney to Isaac, a merchant and clerk (born about 1822 in Middlesex) and Elizabeth (born about 1832 in Middlesex). Herbert of Oakfield, Crossland Road, Redhill died at the age of 56 on 25th of March 1913 and was buried on 29th March at St Mary´s church in Reigate. He was interred into the family grave at Reigate Cemetery. He left over £ 26,699 in effects.

Dora’s mother Fanny was born about 1855 at New York, USA to Frederick a colonial broker (born about 1917 at Westbury, Wiltshire) and Fanny (born about 1832 at Coventry). During the 1871 Census the family lived at Leytonstone, Essex. Fanny died in the 3rd quarter of 1901 at Reigate.

Herbert and Fanny married in the 3rd quarter of 1884 in Woolwich, London.

Dora had three siblings: Herbert Crosby born in the 2nd quarter of 1887 and twins Marjorie Neville and Ella Grant born in the 3rd quarter of 1889, all in Edmonton, Middlesex. Herbert died on the 9th of April 1902 in Surrey. He left effects of £975. Marjorie married Frederick Lewis Crow, the eldest son of Frederick Lewis Crow of Shellwood Manor, Leigh on 12th  January 1914 at Chingford, Essex. According the 1922 Electoral Register the couple lived at Kinghorpe, Harrow Road West in Dorking.

Dora Frances Livermore 1891 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Dora Frances Livermore 1891 Census © findmypast.co.uk

During the 1891 Census Herbert, Fanny and their children Dora, Herbert and the twins lived at Oakfield, Crescent Road, Enfield, Edmonton. Herbert worked as an India Rubber Manufacturer. The family employed a general servant and a nurse for the children.

Dora Frances Livermore 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Dora Frances Livermore 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1901 Census the family still lived at Crescent Road and were employing a housemaid and a cook.

Dora Frances Livermore 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Dora Frances Livermore 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk

By the time of the 1911 Census the family moved to Crossland Road, Redhill, Reigate. Herbert was a widower and was living with his daughters Dora, Marjorie and Ella. The family employed a housemaid and a cook. The house had ten rooms.

During WW1, Dora joined the British Red Cross overseas volunteers and became part of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service. Dora served from 27th May 1916 to 2nd  April 1919 in France and Flanders.

Dora Frances Livermore British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Roll © ancestry.co.uk
Dora Frances Livermore British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Roll © ancestry.co.uk

She was awarded the British War and Victory medals.

After the war Dora lived at Colindale, Cavendish Road, Reigate with her sister Ella Grant.

Later in life Dora became a missionary nurse in India. While back in England Dora stayed either at 28 Elvaston Place, South Kensington or Brasted, Westcott Road, Dorking.  On 20th August 1958 at the age of 73 Dora arrived in London from Bombay, India via Sydney on R.M.S. Strathmore. She stayed for 6 months at Brasted.

Dora died at the age of 84 at Surrey Mid Eastern in the 1st quarter of 1970

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