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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Kent Police Museum, Tonbridge (Kent) Historical Society Free to view photographs of Tonbridge from the early Victorian Times and much more. Another Kent Stray. Rose Amelia, Nee Hooper, Wallis. Died Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada born 1897 Belvedere, Kent.

Kent Police Museum.

If your ancestor or a family member was in the Kent Police the Kent Police Museum site is worth while looking at.  It has a history of the Kent Constabulary from its formation in 1857. Photographs of some of the orginal stations and some 90 photo's of Police Constables, some from the late Victorian times.

Tonbridge (Kent) Historical Society.

Tonbridge History has hundreds of photographs of Tonbridge from the early Victorian Times onwards. There are also articles and much more, such as  pages from the Headmaster's Log of events at St Stephen's Boys School in Waterloo Road, Tonbridge, with entries covering the school years 1884-5 and 1885-6, pages from the 1914 Almanac published by the Tonbridge Free Press, the town's local newspaper, listing significant events in the town between December 1912 and November 1913, plus two advertisements and a telephone directory. There is also an interesting series of maps that show the developement of the Town from the 1700's to the present. A site that provides a lot of free information, photographs about the area and its people.

Another Kent Stray. Rose Amelia, Nee Hooper, Wallis. Died Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada born 1897 Belvedere, Kent.

Rose Amelia Wallis (nee Hooper) On Sunday December 9 1991 Rose Amelia Wallis, aged 94, passed away peacefully at Donwood Personal Care Home. ...born March 16, 1897, in Belvedere, Kent, England, the second daughter of Alice Churchill and Henry Willats Hooper...she emigrated to Minot, North Dakota in 1917 and came to Winnipeg...to join her father. They lived at Morse Place where they had a market garden, nursery and greenhouses... Husband George predeceased her in 1971. Her three brothers and three sisters also predeceased her....she leaves...: two daughters. 

Her parents were Henry Willats Hooper, son of Peter Hooper, a Draper and Marian Alice Hodgkin Churchill, daughter of  Thomas Churchill an Engineer. They were married at   Plumstead St Nicholas on 29th January, 1888.

In 1891 they were living at 18 Glenister Road Greenwich with their first daughter, Alice.

In 1901 They were living at 5 Caversham Terrace, Belvedere, Erith, Kent:

Henry Hooper Head 31  Male Battersea London England
Maria Hooper Wife 33  Female Greenwich Kent England
Alice Hooper Daughter 12  Female Greenwich Kent England
George Hooper Son 9 Male Charlton Kent England
Henry Hooper Son 7 Male Belvedere Kent England
Frederick Hooper Son 5 Male Belvedere Kent England
Rose Hooper Daughter 4 Female Belvedere Kent England 

Vera Hooper Daughter 2 Female Belvedere Kent England
Florence Hooper Daughter 7 Weeks Female Belvedere Kent England

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