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Old 13-07-16, 12:50
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Default William Reverson

This is my doctor: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/recor...53j%2f010%2f04

I remember him - or at least his waiting room - because it was shabby, old fashioned, and dominated by a barograph.

This is him in 1901: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/recor...hlights=%22%22

So he is born in Hornsey in 1890, with at least one parent Russian (Warsaw). Can anyone spot him in 1891, or his birth?

He started off as a teacher - probably Chemistry teacher if his military record is any guide - became a doctor sometime after WW1 - never married
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Old 13-07-16, 12:55
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He left £50k in his will, but by the time he died in 1972, you don't get even executors
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He has a middle initial of W on the 1901 census but no middle name on his death reg, annoyingly, as I thought it might help with looking for his birth. The death reg does confirm that date of birth though. Will keep looking...
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Old 13-07-16, 17:22
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Who would have thought that such an ordinary seeming man would prove so great a mystery?

James Reverson's wife died, he married Lucy Adelaide Von Eckh in 1908 and had a daughter (well, I assume it's theirs!) Julia Nina in December 1908. There is a Brenda Audrey Reverson, whose birth eludes me who is with Julia and her husband in 1939: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/recor...25b%2f016%2f08

Needless to say, I cannot find James, Julia or Brenda in 1911.

I assume that this is Lucy's first marriage in 1896:


Marriages Jun 1896 (>99%)
Blundell-Maple Grace Emily St. Alban's 3a918
Crampton David St Albans 3a918
Eckardstein Hermann J A E St. Albans 3a918
Maple Grace Emily B St. Albans 3a918
VON ECKARDSTEIN Hermann Johannes A E St. Alban's 3a918
Waldock Ada St Albans 3a918
which probably means she is actually Ada Waldock

Here is Lucy in 1911, calling herslef Von Eckh again:
http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/23...nSearchResults
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I keep thinking the surname should be Leverson or something like that, but that didn't get me anywhere.
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Old 13-07-16, 17:38
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There are some Russian Yiddish American immigrants called Reverson.

I cannot make up my mind whether they are lurking, mistranscribed, out of the country, or using entirely different aliases.
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I'm sure I saw something about Hermann (the son b 1898) emigrating to Canada (?) which said his father was James not the other Hermann, but I don't remember where I saw that now and lost interest because I was getting nowhere with where William R came from.
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Sorry, yes, Baron Eck married Grace, I have discovered
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The age is a bit off, but isn't this Lucy?


Births Sep 1871

Eyck Lucy Adelaide Warwick 6d 525

So she wasn't married until 1908 but already had two children, but she doesn't seem to be the mother of Julia and Brenda. I suppose if we could find them in 1911 we might find James too. But I couldn't find them!

It was Hermann's US Naturalization papers that said his father was James, but I can't find a version I can see online now as I don't have a US sub.
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I keep wondering if this is Brenda?


Births Mar 1910
WILLIAMS Brenda Audrey Fulham 1a 161

mainly because I can't find this child in 1911!
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