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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Eleanor Shaw
Date and place of birth: 12th September 1891 Sunderland, Durham
Date and Place of Death: 23rd September 1947 Sunderland, Durham
Childhood: No record of a father, only child
Parents: Margaret J McKenzie
Parents occupations: Charwoman- own account
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Not known – munitionette?
Place of residence at Gretna:Probably a hostel
Marital status: Single
Children: None known
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: None
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Eleanor Shaw 1891-1947
Eleanor Shaw was born on 12th September 1891 to Margaret J McKenzie. There is no record of her father although in 1911 there is an indication that Margaret is a widow and has not had any children.
No record of father.
1901- no record of Eleanor. Mother , a charwoman living at Church Street, Sunderland Widowed.
1911- 56, Burleigh St, Sunderland. No occ. Mother- Margaret J McKenzie-Widow-charwoman- own account. 2 rooms, 4 people. The other two are a boarder and her daughter.
WW1- Eleanor was employed at H M Factory Gretna ( listed in 1921 census as an ex Gretna worker). Given her background and occupation in 1939, she was probably a munitionette.
1921- listed as living with Margaret ( mother)
1939- 43 Harrison’s Buildings, Sunderland. Eleanor is “unpaid domestic “ She shares with a younger female born in 1922-a brewery worker.
23rd September 1947- Eleanor died at Sunderland.