WATERFALL Edith Anna

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  • Name WATERFALL Edith Anna 
    Born 21 Dec 1880  2 Craigleigth, Belmont Road, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • 21/12/1880 At 2 Craigleigth, Belmont Road, Bristol Georgina wife of William B Waterfall twins named Edith Anna and Robinson
    Gender Female 
    Census 1881 1881  Bristol St James and St Paul Out, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdSurnameGivenRelationBirthDateBirthPlaceAgeGenderStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born
    Children
    Living
    OccupationImmigration
    Year
    NationalityReligionComments
    455WaterfallW. BoothHead1850Newcastle Tyne 31MaleMarriedChemical Manure Manf
    555WaterfallGeorginaWife1849Bardshaw 32FemaleMarried
    655WaterfallEdith A.DaughterBristol Female
    755WaterfallRobinsonSonBristol Male
     PRO Class:  RG11  Piece:  2486  Folio:  10  Page:  13  Enumerated:  3 Apr 1881   Transcript ID is  dbid=7572&iid=GLSRG11_2483_2487-0762   
    Education Between 1891 and 1898  Redland School, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891 5 Apr 1891  Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    LnHholdSurnameGivenRelationBirthDateBirthPlaceAgeGenderStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born
    Children
    Living
    OccupationImmigration
    Year
    NationalityReligionComments
    8168WaterfallWilliam BHead1851Newcastle on Tyne 40MaleMarriedChemical Manufacturer
    9168WaterfallGeorginaWife1850Dean Cumberland England41FemaleMarried
    10168WaterfallEdith ADaughter1881Bristol 10FemaleScholar
    11168WaterfallRobinsonSon1881Bristol 10MaleScholar
    12168WaterfallSarah GDaughter1884Bristol 7Female
    13168WaterfallMillicent HDaughter1889Bristol 2Female
     PRO Class:  RG12  Piece:  1988  Folio:  135  Page:  30  Enumerated:  5 Apr 1891   Transcript ID is  dbid=6598&iid=GLSRG12_1988_1990-0106   
    Education Between 1898 and 1902  Oxford University, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1901 31 Mar 1901  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    LnHholdSurnameGivenRelationBirthDateBirthPlaceAgeGenderStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born
    Children
    Living
    OccupationImmigration
    Year
    NationalityReligionComments
    163WaterfallWilliam BHead1851Newcastle50MaleMarriedChemical Manure Manufacturer
    263WaterfallGeorgianaWife1850Dean, Cumberland, England51FemaleMarried
    363WaterfallEdith ADaughter1881Bristol20FemaleSingleChemical Works Clerk
    463WaterfallRobinsonSon1881Bristol20MaleSingle
    563WaterfallSarah GDaughter1884Bristol17FemaleSingle
    663WaterfallMillicent HeathDaughter1889Bristol12FemaleSingle
    763WaterfallWilliamSon1894Bristol7MaleSingle
     PRO Class:  RG13  Piece:  2370  Folio:  65  Page:  12  Enumerated:  31 Mar 1901   Transcript ID is  dbid=7814&iid=GLSRG13_2370_2372-0130   
    Education Between 1902 and 1903  Bristol University, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1903 and 1941 
    Teacher and Lecturer 
    Census 1911 2 Apr 1911  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    LnHholdSurnameGivenRelationBirthDateBirthPlaceAgeGenderStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born
    Children
    Living
    OccupationImmigration
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    NationalityReligionComments
    144WaterfallEdith AnnaHead1881Bristol30FemaleSingleTeacher
     PRO Class:  RG14  Piece:  15095  RD:  319  SD:  Westbury  ED:  3  SN:  44  Enumerated:  2 Apr 1911   Transcript ID is  dbid=2352&iid=rg14_15095_0087_03   
    Education Between 11 Sep 1920 and 1922  Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Awarded a PhD 
    Died 21 Feb 1959  Herrison Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Aged 78 years.
    Buried 26 Feb 1959  Weymouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Cremated
    Obituary 03 Apr 1959  [9
    • Dorchester Allowed Meeting and Shaftesbury and Sherborne Monthly Meeting have suffered a severe loss in the death of Edith Anna Waterfall on February 21, aged 78.

      A birthright Friend, she was educated at Redland High School, Bristol, and later obtained a History Honours degree at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and a teacher's diploma at Bristol University. After teaching and lecturing in history in schools in Manchester and Bristol, and in the Teachers' Training Department of Bristol University, she spent two years of graduate study and research at Columbia University, New York City. From 1923 - 41 she was lecturer in Education at the Darlington Training College, and the Leeds Domestic Science Training College.

      In 1941 Edith Waterfall and her lifelong friend Miss E. Newcomb, both retired and came to live in Dorchester. Their home was a haven of rest, peace and love, where many came and found joy, comfort and sympathetic understanding. Her membership was then transferred from Bristol and Frenchay to Shaftesbury and Sherborne Monthly Meeting, and from 1945 until her death, she was an elder. She had a lively concern for the whole Society and brought to the service of Elders all the depth of her experience and wider vision.

      During the years of her retirement Edith Waterfall's chief interest centered around the small Meeting in Dorchester, which she brought into being and nurtured by her deep spiritual experience. Her ministry was both of a teaching and prophetic nature.

      She worked untiringly for many years receiving, packing and dispatching clothing for refugees; a complete record is not available, but from 1953 - 58, 96 sacks of clothing were sent off by her from her Dorchester home to the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief.

      Edith Waterfall loved the birds and the flowers, and all the beauties of nature were a constant joy to her. A walk with her in the country brought a rich experience of God. She had a great capacity for friendship and a fine sensitivity to the needs of other, sharing the joys and sorrows of all with whom she came in touch. She made people feel that they mattered intensely to her, and even in the most casual contact gave herself freely. She seemed to penetrate beneath the human imperfections to the Christ-like qualities within.
    Probate 20 May 1959  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Edith Anna Waterfall of 18 South Court Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset. Spinster died 21 February 1959 at Herrison Hospital, Dorshester. Probate Winchester 20 May to Lloyds Bank Ltd. Effects 11630 10s 4d.
    Notes 
    • Books written by Edith Anna Waterfall

      The pratical nature of teacher-training in America, its suggestive value for England. published 1921

      The day continuation school in England; its function and future. published 1923. publisher G Allen & Unwin, London

      Practical and artistic activities in the schools; their function, psychological basis and practice. Author Ursula Margaret Edmonds & Edith Anna Waterfall. published 1931. publisher George Allen & Unwin
    Person ID I69  Warwickshire Waterfalls | Decendants of James Waterfall
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2016 

    Father WATERFALL William Booth,   b. 18 Jul 1850, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1915, Thurlemere, Woodstock Road, Redland, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother ROBINSON Georgiana,   b. 16 Feb 1852, Pardshaw, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1935, Clifton Court, Clifton Hill, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 06 May 1875  Pardshaw Hall, Pardshaw, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    • 6/5/1875 At Pardshaw Hall, William Booth Waterfall of Carlisle to Georgiana daurghter of George M Robinson of Pardshaw.
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Dec 1880 - 2 Craigleigth, Belmont Road, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1881 - 1881 - Bristol St James and St Paul Out, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1891 - 5 Apr 1891 - Westbury On Trym, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Between 1898 and 1902 - Oxford University, Oxford, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1901 - 31 Mar 1901 - Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Between 1902 and 1903 - Bristol University, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1911 - 2 Apr 1911 - Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1959 - Herrison Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Feb 1959 - Weymouth, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 20 May 1959 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Edith Anna Obituary
    Edith Anna Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] The Friend.

    2. [S41] Quaker Birth Digests 1837 - 1941, The Religous Society of Friends.

    3. [S35] 1891 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), RG12., RG12/1988 Folio: 135 Page: 30 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S278] 1901 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), RG13., RG13/2370 Folio: 65 Page: 12 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S68] 1911 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), RG14., RG14/15095 RD: 319 SD: Westbury ED: 3 SN: 44 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S44] Quaker Death Digests 1837 - 1961, The Religous Society of Friends.

    7. [S145] Probate - Edith Anna Waterfall, Will, (21 February 1959, Probate Date, 20 May 1959).

    8. [S2] Death Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, March 1959 Weymouth 7c 942 (78years).

    9. [S10] The Friend, 3rd April 1959.

    10. [S43] Quaker Marriage Digests 1837-1963, The Religous Society of Friends.