WHITTON, Edith Bain 1
- Born: Dec 24, 1902, Castle Cottage, Brought Ferry, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland 1 2
- Marriage: LAWSON, Herbert Harold in Canada ? 1
- Died: Sep 1, 2006 aged 103
1. Health. 1 As at 31 Jan 2005, she is still living in England aged 102
2. Health. 2 3 As at 30 mar 2005 she is living in Dundee
2004, She celebrated her 102nd birthday at St.Mary's Care Home Monifieth, and was visited by a distant relative Tracy Lavery? (Nee Macdonald)
3. Historical. 2 See Note Below
4. Historical. See Note Below
5. Death. From E-mails received from Sally Alred and confirmed by Tracey Taylor as under, Edith Bain Whitton died on 1 Sep 2006 and was cremated.
Hi Ralph Just to let you know that I was at Edith's funeral, she was cremated in
Dundee. If you need any more info or Sally does, please feel free to
get in touch.Kindest regards.Tracy Tracy Taylor Department Administrator and Induction Coordinator, Student Advisory Service, University Of Dundee, 1 Cross RowDundee DD1 4HN, Tel: 01382 385492,Fax: 01382 388107,
(The Student Advisory Service offers advice in good faith on the basis,on the best information available to it. Clients of our service must take responsibility for their own decisions based on such advice. Accessibility: The office is on the top floor of 1 Cross Row. Please let us know if you anticipate any difficulties)
>>> "Ralph Anderson" <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> 05/10/2006 07:53:40 >>>
Thanks, Sally, for your information about Edith Bain Whitton. I copy this to two people whom I know would be interested, and also who may be able to provide confirmation Keep in touch, Regards, Ralph.
----- Original Message ----- From: Sally Allred To: Ralph Anderson
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 6:18 PM Subject: Edith Bain Whitton
Ralph, I was told last night that Edith Bain Whitton age 103 passed away on
Sep 1 2006. in England. She was creamated. I am going to make some calls
and see if I can get more specifics.
6. Historical. 4 From the Website< http://ourfamily.selfip.net:80 > sent to me by Sarah Stout on the 15 July 2007.
~These are notes on the life of Edith are from her daughter Patricia. Patricia wrote these after her death. These notes are from what Patricia remembers from her life growing up and from what she remembers her mother Edith telling her as she grew up~
Edith Bain Whitton (24 Dec 1902~ 1 Sep 2006)
Born in Monifeth, Angus, Scotland, Edith grew up at "Blythwood" 83 Seafield road Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland. She attended "Grove Academy" also on Seafield Road. She was the daughter of John Blyth Whitton and Helen Ferguson Thompson. She was the youngest daughter of 11 children. There was also a stillborn child, year of birth is unknown.Edith's grandparents were David Peter Whitton 1836-1920 and Jessie Blyth born 1937. David owned "Whitton's Emporium" in Dundee. It was handed down to Ethel, Laura, and Lizzie Whitton. Chris's grandchildren, upon his retiring, sold the business.
Edith told Patricia that as a child, her and her brothers would run down Seafield Road, Ringing doorbells all the way down the hill. Edith was somewhat a tomboy. She would climb trees ECT Edith was a nanny in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But only for a short time. She talked about visiting Niagara Falls (Canada side).
Edith married Herbert Harold Lawson (year unknown, place unknown)
Edith was in the Gloucestershire, England during the war (Patricia thinks).
They adopted Patricia in 1946; the adoption was final in Feb 1947.
Edith and Herbert lived in Minchin Hampton, Gloucestershire, England. By the time Patricia was 15 months in age, Edith and Herbert were divorced.
Edith took a job as a housekeeper for William J Orchard, Who lived with his wife in Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England. She worked for him until his death in 1965.
In 1956, we all moved from Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England and lived at "Rockleigh" on Park Road in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
After Mr. Orchard's death, Edith moved back to Scotland to be near her family. She got a job for some Colonial, again as a housekeeper. Later for a lady closer to the city. Edith's sisters bought her a flat, a place of her own. She went into semi-retirement. She would clean homes a few hours a day. Edith had a poodle that she would walk everywhere, even to the beach which was down the road. Edith was an avid gardener and had her own little garden. She kept herself very busy. Edith also often did her laundry by hand.
Edith was able to stay in her home until she turned 100 years old, at which time she took a fall and was not strong enough to get herself up off the floor. She was, at that time, placed in a Saint Mary's Care Home. She had some short term memory loss, but her long term memory was still intact. Health wise, Edith was healthy all her life. When Patricia was a child, they were crossing the main London road in Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England, when a bicyclist missed Patricia and hit Edith, throwing her into a wall. She had a concussion and was in the hospital for 3 days. This was around the 1950's When Edith was around her 60's, she had surgery on her wrist to remove a cyst. Later she had a blocked bowel repaired and cataract surgery. Most illnesses were age related.
Edith had a very long, full life. On Sep 1 2006 she suffered a stroke and passed away peacefully.
Edith married Herbert Harold LAWSON in Canada ?.1 The marriage ended in divorce about Nov 1947. (Herbert Harold LAWSON died before 1960 2.)
1. Divorce. 4 According to the description of her life by her daughter Patrisia, (See Event under her name) Edith was divorced by the time Patricia was 15 months old, and as she was born on the 5 Aug 1946, the divorce took place on abt. Nov 1947