child of Frederick and Lillian, aka Eva
Baglin, like her mother was an active member of the Salvation Army.
She was born at home at Stapleton Road, Bristol, on 5th December 1901.
When she was young the family moved to Wales and she spent most of her
youth in Abertillary and Crumlin. She was a Tom-Boy and always getting
into trouble at school and at home. They moved back to Bristol when
she was in her early teens, and lived in Ashley Road, later moving to
Thicket Avenue; then Ridgeway Road, and finally to the 'Haven' (between
Pool Road and Middle Road). Behind the house was a large Orchard. All
the children were married from the Haven.
Unfortunately, because her mother often
suffered illness and was frequently in and out of hospitals Florence
was the oldest child Florence had to stay at home, from school, and
when she was older give up work to look after her younger brothers and
sisters (and any other children her mother had taken in to look after).
Eva had a number of boy friends, but
the most notable were:
Fred Wymark, who she went out with
for six years (and was engaged to for two). He worked with his parents
in an Ironmongers shop in Milk Street, Bristol. Her parents wanted him
to get an independent job, so as give their daughter more security.
However, as he wouldn't, or couldn't, get a job of his own she broke
off the engagement, but they did stay good friends. After they split
up Eva had a nervous breakdown and spent six months with her Uncle Arthur
in Plymouth. However, her uncle twin daughters, Phyllis and Evelyn (both
millionaires) treated her as a glorified servant.
It was while she was at Plymouth that
she met Les, over 6ft tall. She went out with him for some time. Until,
one day, she overheard someone say "There goes the long and short
of it" - That was the end of their relationship, in spite of the
fact that she loved him.
afterwards (August 1931) she met Ted (Edward William Burgess Baglin)
and on the 26th December 1931, just a few months later they married,
and on Thursday 27th April 1933, at 7:30pm gave birth to her daughter,
Grace Enid Baglin.
2nd child of Frederick and Lillian,
she was born on the 17th June 1903. She married Cliff Taylor and on
6th August 1939 died.
Her known addresses are:
Abertillary & Crumlin in Wales
39 Ashley Road, Bristol
Thicket Avenue, Bristol
Ridgeway Road, Bristol
The Haven, Middle Road, Staple Hill, Bristol
10 West Park Road, Downend, Bristol, and
50 Seymour Road, Staple Hill, Bristol
3rd child of Frederick and Lillian,
Russell was born on 28th November 1904. He married Ivy May Pool and
they had four children; Russell, Donald, Leon and Barry. Russell worked
at Fry's Chocolate Factory, Bristol and married moved from the family
home 'The Haven', Middle Road, Bristol to 105 Gloucester Road, Staple
Hill, Bristol. He died on 16th February 1947.
Grace Dorothy Jenner (born 1907)
child of Frederick and Lillian, Grace was born on 23rd February 1907.
She married Charles Stewart Falconer at Brighton in 1953. He had four
children by a previous marriage; Ian, Stuart, and twins Graham and Margaret.
After the wedding she moved to Lancing, and later to Arbroath, Scotland.
William Thomas Jenner (born 1908)
5th child of Frederick and Lillian,
William married Ivy Sheppard in Bristol and had a son, David Jenner.
child of Frederick and Lillian. Edith was born on the 20th September
1911, the youngest daughter and Eva Baglin (Florence Jenner) always
said she was the most beautiful daughter in the family. She married
Norman Davis and together they took an active role in the Salvation
Army. She and her husband lived in Staple Hill, Bristol and use to visit
Eva regularly. Eva living just across the road from the Staple Hill
Corp of the Salvation Army use to provide afternoon tea every Sunday
for Edith, Norman and other friends in the Salvation Army.
Arthur Jenner (born 1920)
child of Frederick and Lillian, Arthur was born on 17th May 1920, and
married Doreen Reed on the 1st September 1945. When he was young his
parents (or his oldest sister) told him that if he was every naughty
we would be put on the spire of the local church. Then one day after
a boy at school was wicked Arthur gloated all weekend, but was disappointed
on the Sunday not to see the boy hanging from the church spire, not
only that but he got into trouble for loitering while looking to see
the boy was hanging from the spire. That was when he first realised
that adults (and parents) told lies.
child of Frederick and Lillian. Ken died of TB
in hospital, but he also died a war hero. He was discharged from the
Royal Marines on the 26th November 1943 on the grounds that he was "Physically
unfit for Royal Marine Service". According to Eva Baglin (his sister)
and Grace Russ (his niece) he was hit in the shoulder by a sniper while
on active duty. He was then sent back to England to recover in hospital,
where he contracted TB and a year late, on 26th October 1944, died of
TB. Ken's name is on the war memorial in Page Park, Staple Hill, Bristol.
More photos of the war memorial are in the gravestones
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