See also

May L COOK-ABBOTT (1911-1972)

RiD No.: 628

Personal Details

Birth 15 February 1911 Ipswich, Suffolk
107, Crown Street, Ipswich, Suffolk
May's birth date taken from May's death registration, but this also matches the 1911 census return
Census 1911 (age 43 dys)
107, Crown Street, Ipswich, Suffolk
May is shown as 6 weeks old in the census.
Census 1939 (age 27-28) Dolcoath Road , Camborne, Cornwall, England
May appears in the 1939 register in Dolcoath Road , Camborne, Cornwall, England. Others at that address are closed
Death Q3 1972 (age 61) Hillingdon, London
The death of a May Lily Evans is registered in Hillingdon (the same location as Richard). Born 15th February 1911. It is still to be confirmed that this is "our" May, but it seems a good match.

Marriage and Family Details

Spouse Richard Gwynne TARDREW EVANS (1913-1990)
Marriage Q3 1935 (age 24) Luton, Beds
In the Marriage Index, Richard's name is shown as Richard G T Evans and May is shown as May L C Abbott.

Other Details

How Richard (born in Wales and studied at Swansea University) and May (born in Ipswich), came to meet and subsiquently marry in Luton is still a mystery. The newspaper article on Richard's page, indicates he was the manager of the local Woolworth store in Cambourne prior to the war. If he had been an employee of Woolworths, it is possible that he had moved around the country working at different stores and perhaps was working in Luton in 1935, but what May was doing there at the same time and how they met will need to be the subject of further research - unless a family member can shed some light?