Neville Family ,Lusitania,7th May 1915

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Headstone in Watford Cemetery,Hertfordshire.

    Mrs Mabel Frances Neville survived the sinking but lost her husband and children.

    Lusitania Survivors

    NEVILLE, Mr. Albert Charles 40 British Toronto, On., Canada
    NEVILLE, Mrs. Albert Charles (Mabel Frances) 35 British Toronto, On., Canada
    NEVILLE, Miss Evelyn 14 British Toronto, On., Canada
    NEVILLE, Master Charles 11 British Toronto, On., Canada
    NEVILLE, Miss Muriel 4 British Toronto, On., Canada

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  2. Tricky Dicky

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    Mabel Frances Smith
    Birth: Abt. 1879 - Devon, England
    Marriage: 1907 - Sussex, England
    Spouse: Albert Charles Neville

    1911 England Census
    Name: Mabel Frances Neville
    Age in 1911: 32
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
    Relation to Head: Wife
    Gender: Female
    Birth Place: Ogmouth, Devon, England
    Civil Parish: St Berkhamstead Urban
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    County/Island: Hertfordshire
    Country: England
    Street address: 133 High Street, Berkhamsted
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 4
    Estimated Marriage Year: 1907
    Registration district: Berkhampstead
    Registration District Number: 142
    Sub-registration district: Berkhampstead
    ED, institution, or vessel: 4
    Household schedule number: 66
    Piece: 7770
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Albert Charles Neville 36
    Mabel Frances Neville 32
    Charles Chamiere Neville 9
    Evelyn Mabel Neville 11
    Muriel Elfrida Neville 2
    John Blanfield Allen 68
    Sarah Jane Allen 63
    Christiana Lily Cole 27
    Minnie Reeve 21

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    Name: Mabel Frances Smith
    Registration Year: 1879
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 251

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Miss Evelyn Neville

    Evelyn Neville, 14, was from Toronto, Ontario, traveling aboard Lusitania with her father Albert, mother Mabel, brother Charles, and sister Muriel. She is most likely the "girl of sixteen" Herbert Ehrhardt met who helped him entertain children who would not leave him alone, and Ehrhardt mentioned that the girl's family consisted of herself, her father, mother, younger brother and sister. Evelyn was lost in the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915, as were her father and siblings. Only her mother Mabel survived. During the sinking, Ehrhardt saw the Evelyn’s family on deck, and she was distressed that her brother had been separated from the family. Ehrhardt helped locate the boy and reunite him with his family. Unfortunately, Evelyn was lost and only her mother Mabel survived. Ehrhardt found Mabel in Queenstown, Ireland, while looking for Evelyn and her siblings without success. Researchers have speculated that the girl and family who Ehrhardt met might have been the family of Molly Mainman, but the fate of the Mainman family, where the girl and younger siblings are saved, does not match the fate of the family Ehrhardt met. Contributors Hildo Thiel References Hoehling, A. A. and Mary Hoehling. The Last Voyage of the Lusitania. Madison Books, 1956.

    Miss Evelyn Neville
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  4. Tricky Dicky

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    Finally found her, it was she who died in Nov 1922, I had thought it was Walter Digby-Best

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)
    Name: Mabel Frances Best
    Death Date: 8 Nov 1923
    Death Place: Hertfordshire, England
    Probate Date: 17 Mar 1923
    Registry: London, England

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Mabel F Best
    Death Age: 43
    Birth Date: abt 1879
    Registration Date: Dec 1922
    Registration district: Watford
    Inferred County: Hertfordshire
    Volume: 3a
    Page: 811


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