Mabel Eleanor Read [1887 - 1973]

[1887 - 1973] FFM

Born: 23 December 1887

Birth Certificate:

Registration DistrictMarylebone
in the Sub-District ofSt Mary
in the County ofMiddlesex
When and where born23 December 1887, 26 Homer Street
NameMabel Eleanor
Name of Father William Charles Read
Name of Mother Sarah Elizabeth Read, formerly Stevens
Profession of FatherLeather Merchant
InformantS E Read, Mother, 26 Homer Street Marylebone
When Registered1 February 1888

Died: 1 April 1973

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictBirmingham
in the Sub-District ofBirmingham
Administrative AreaCounty Borough of Birmingham
Date and place of death1st April 1973, 201 Pineapple Road King's Norton
Name and SurnameMabel Eleanor Stanier
Maiden surnameRead
Occupation and usual addressWidow of William Edwin Stanier, Silversmith 201 Pineapple Road Birmingham 30
Date and place of birth23rd December 1887, Marylebone
InformantRoger William Stanier
Usual address61 Farnhurst Road, Birmingham 36
Cause of death1a Cerebro vascular accident, b Arteriosclerosis
Date of Registration2 April 1973

Father: William Charles Read

Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Stevens

5-generation pedigree

Siblings: (For dates, etc, see the extended family)

  1. Edward James Read
  2. Annie Marian Read
  3. William Charles Read
  4. Amy Lydia Read
  5. Ruth Rosamund Read
  6.   Mabel Eleanor Read

1910 circa 1910

Married: William Edwin Stanier 7 April 1917

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictWest Bromwich
Solemnized atThe Parish Church
in the Parish ofSt James, Handsworth
in the County ofStaffordshire
When Married7 April 1917
Name and Surname Mabel Eleanor Read
Residence32 Park Lane, Southend on Sea
Father's NameWilliam Read
Father's ProfessionGentleman
WitnessesWilliam John Stanier, Lilian May Stanier
groom's father and sister

with WES With William Edwin Stanier


  1. John Howard Stanier
  2. Marguerite Ruth 'Peggy' Stanier
  3. Roger William Stanier

Bill and Mabel's Family with her children and grandchildren

1921 The Stanier Family, 1921

Southend With her son John on Southend beach, early 1920s

Street Directory:

1969 - 1973: Kellys Birmingham Mabel E Stanier, 131 Wychall Rd 31


188726 Homer St, Marylebone (Booth Map) (map dated 1874)
26 Homer Street is shown as the house of her brother William in the 1891 census (RG12/97 f91 p25 {1891}.
189117 Cathnor Rd, Paddington
190138 Heygate Ave, Southend
191139 Stanley Road, Southend
191732 Park Lane, Southend
1924 - 19275 Reeves Rd, Kings Heath
1927 - 1935112 Pineapple Rd, Birmingham
1935 - 1939 - 1973131 Wychall Rd, Birmingham
telephone birmingham PRIory 2014 (from 1945)
telephone 021 475-2014

Biographical Details as recalled by her son John:

"Mother became a pupil teacher at fourteen. In those days, a pupil teacher was just put in front of a class and told to get on with teaching. Very occasionally an examiner would turn up to see how he or she was getting on. Mother often used to tell the tale of how she was set the task by one examiner of talking on snakes, and she had an inordinate horror of snakes. On her protest, the lesson was turned to worms instead. She hated worms. One can hardly think of mother as athletic, but she was the champion woman fencer of Essex in her time (¤). Her presentation foils were borrowed by a friend who forgot to return them. Throughout her life, mother was passionately interested in education. Her life revolved round the Co-op Womens' Guild and its Choir and Drama Groups and the Co-op Education Section. Indeed, except for being a good cook, she wasn't interested in much else, and certainly not in housework. In later years, Grandma Stanier used to descend on her from time to time. "Mabel, I've come to do out your cupboards." Mother neither took offence, nor really noticed any changes.
[John Howard Stanier]
(¤) This family legend is unlikely to be true.

1910 WW1 1921

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