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Ellen Calvert Collins
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Ellen [Helen] Calvert Collins
Date and place of birth: 26th April 1899, Cummersdale, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 12th January 1989, 9 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London N 3
Childhood: Youngest of 7. Father died before she was 11.
Parents: Matthew and Hannah nee Simpson
Parents occupations: Father unknown, mother sewing mistress calico printers
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: None known
Occupation: School mistress
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married to Arthur Dunn Walker ( also in database)
Children: None known
Travels: N/K- possibly S Africa around 1939
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Ellen [Helen] Calvert Collins 1899-1989
Ellen Calvert Collins was born on 26th April 1899 at Cummersdale near Carlisle to Matthew and Hannah nee Simpson.
1901- living at 2 Irving’s Place, Cummersdale. Mother is listed as head of household but married. Father could be away in the Boer War as so many men missing from the 1901 census were. The eldest child was born in Ireland. Ellen is the youngest of 7 children.
1911- 39 Graham Street, Carlisle. 5 rooms. Mother a sewing mistress at a calico printers and is widowed.
WW1 – employed at Gretna
1918 – brother Robert’s plane shot down in France
1920-1926 teaching at Brunswick Rd Girl’s School, Penrith. ( her reference is available on Ancestry /public member tree )
3rd November 1926 married Arthur Dunn Walker ( also in data base) ,at Wandsworth , London , a textile manager and she a school mistress of 42 Lyford Rooms Wandsworth.
12th January 1989 died at 9, Fitzjohns Avenue , London N3 aged 90.