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Family of John Benjamin SIMPSON and Mary Ann Ellen BLACKBURN

Husband: John Benjamin SIMPSON (1876-1907)
Wife: Mary Ann Ellen BLACKBURN (1873-1942)
Children: Jane Ann Dorothy SIMPSON (1897-1951)
John Robert Thomas SIMPSON (1900- )
Jessie Elizabeth SIMPSON (1902-1974)
Charles William SIMPSON (1904-1992)
Stanley Frederick SIMPSON (1906-1908)
Marriage 29 Sep 1895 Holy Trinity, Gray's Inn Road
1895 of 19 Wakefield Street aged 21
1895 of 19 Wakefield Street aged 21

witnessed by Jesse Blackburn and Jesse Simpson

he of 19, Wakefield Street

Husband: John Benjamin SIMPSON

Name: John Benjamin SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Father: John SIMPSON ( - )
Mother: -
Birth 1876 Soho
Death 25 May 1907 (age 30-31)
Occupation 1891 Grocer; 1901 Omnibus conductor

Wife: Mary Ann Ellen BLACKBURN


Mary Ann Ellen BLACKBURN

Name: Mary Ann Ellen BLACKBURN
Sex: Female
Father: Charles BLACKBURN (1839-1906)
Mother: Martha BOULTON (1840-1913)
Birth 1873 Soho/Westminster
witnessed by Jesse Blackburn and Jesse Simpson

he of 19, Wakefield Street
Death 12 Aug 1942 (age 68-69) Kilburn,London1
Died as a result of a wooden screen falling on her in the Railway pub

Child 1: Jane Ann Dorothy SIMPSON


Jane Ann Dorothy SIMPSON, 1945?, age 48


Spouse: Thomas Joseph Banks TODD, 1929, age 57

Name: Jane Ann Dorothy SIMPSON
Sex: Female
Spouse: Thomas Joseph Banks TODD (1872-1958)
Birth 5 Feb 1897 Strand
Death 5 Apr 1951 (age 54)

Child 2: John Robert Thomas SIMPSON

Name: John Robert Thomas SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Spouse: Dinah ( - )
Birth 27 Jun 1900 Kilburn

Child 3: Jessie Elizabeth SIMPSON

Name: Jessie Elizabeth SIMPSON
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Edward CRAMPTON ( - )
Birth 21 Jan 1902
Physical Description "COUSIE" -
Death Mar 1974 (age 72)

Child 4: Charles William SIMPSON

Name: Charles William SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Spouse: Hilda ( - )
Birth 29 May 1904
Death 19 May 1992 (age 87) Australia

Child 5: Stanley Frederick SIMPSON

Name: Stanley Frederick SIMPSON
Sex: Male
Birth 23 Sep 1906
Death 25 Dec 1908 (age 2)

Note on Wife: Mary Ann Ellen BLACKBURN

Mrs. Mary Ann Ellen Tierney, aged 68, of 26, Dyne Road, Kilburn,went with her married daughter to Edgware on July 5th. On her way to theladies` cloakroom at the Railway Hotel, Station Road, a screen fell onher, and caused a wound in the head. Three stitches were needed. Mrs.Tierney was taken home and her doctor was called. For many years she hadbeen subject to chest trouble. Bronchitis developed, affected the heart,and she died on August 12th.


Mr.H.Broadbridge (coroner) held an inquest on Saturday in theKilburn coroners court.

The husband said that his wife`s health was fairly good - she walkedwell and was quite steady on her feet. She was quite well when he saw herhalf-an-hour before she left home on July 5th.

Mrs.Simpson, a daughter, said that on entering the saloon bar of theRailway Hotel, Edgware, she ordered a drink for her mother, who went tothe ladies` cloak room. As she had not returned in six minutes witnesswent to look for her, and saw a man leading her to the saloon. She wasbleeding from the head and face. A doctor was sent for and he insertedthree stitches in a wound. Her mother told her that a door had fallen onher. She was taken home by car.



Dagmar Robinson, employed at the hotel, said she say thatMrs.Tierney lying on the floor of the passage leading to the cloak room.She told witness that a door had fallen on her. A three fold screen whichcould easily be moved, was lying on the ground near her.

Mr.Joseph Ashwod, proprietor said there was sufficient light in thepassage. The screen which fell was a heavy one and was used in the diningroom. It was like a door and could be moved easily.



Dr.Isobel Finlayson, 13 Shoot Up Hill, Brondesbury, said that shehad attended Mrs.Tierney on and off for many years, but not since 1937.She was called on July 5th, and the next day examined the wound which wasthree-quarters of an inch long. Witness removed the three stitches onJuly 13th. The wound, which was clean, had satisfactorily healed, andthere was no septic trouble. Bronchitis developed - her patient had ahistory of chest trouble - and on July 30th the breathing became bad.Later oxygen was administered and Mrs.Tierney died suddenly while witnesswas present.

Dr.Skene Keith, pathologist, attributed death to myocardialdegeneration, due to disease of the lungs, accelerated by hemorrhage andshock caused by the blow on the head.

A verdict of "Accidental Death" was recorded.

Mrs.Tierney was an old and valued member of Court 9169 of theAncient Order of Foresters, and took an active interest in its work.



Amidst every mark of neighbourly sympathy, the funeral took place onMonday, internment being made in the family grave in Willesden Cemetery.The Chaplain officiated in the presence of a large number of relativesand friends, who included many fellow Forresters.

The mourners were: Mr.Tierney(husband), Messrs.Robert, Charlie,Ernest and Percy Tierney(sons), Mrs.Simpson and Mrs Crampton(daughters),and other relatives.

Amongst those who sent wreaths were: Mr.Tierney(husband);Mrs.Simpson(daughter); Gordon Simpson(grandson, who is a prisoner of warin Germany); Kit, Percy & baby; Charlie, Hilda & boys; Bob, Dinah &daughters; Ernie; Mr. & Mrs.Wm.Crampton (son-in-law & daughter); SisterJessie & family; Auntie Lou; Beatrice; Harry & Doug; Rose; Sister Martha& Gwen; Staff at Llewellyn`s (Kilburn High Road); Mrs.Royer; Mrs.Cotton &daughter; Mrs.Crampton; Daisy, Sonny & Carmen; Mr. & Mrs. Seager; Daisy &Joe Cox; Gwen; Mrs.Coulman & boys; Auntie Hilda & Uncle George; Mr. &Mrs. Ashworth; Auntie Dora & Uncle Tom; Mrs.Rouden & Mrs.Burroughs; JoeTodd; Mrs.Cowell; Mabbs & Milly; Cousie, Billy & children; Mr. &Mrs.Blackshields & daughter; Mr. & Mrs.Marquart; Chick & Florrie; CarrieParkin; Jack & Win; Harriet & Jack; Ann,Reg & Jean Baldwin; Mrs.Coulman(Bunty); Mrs.Dumeinil; Messrs. Barter & Sons & staff; Mr. & Mrs.Harper;Eva Weksler & Lily Lewis; Freda; Mr. & Mrs.Baker; Mum; John & Margaret;Mrs.Page; Doris & Miss.Raymond; Rose & family(Spalding); Mr. & Mrs.Walton& Joan.

Messrs. Nodes & Co., 8 Willesden Lane, carried out thearrangements.


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