Dorothy Ellen Whiting 1900-1998

Parents: Benjamin Whiting and Caroline Palmer.(1)
Born: 13th January 1900 in Haverhill.(1,2)
Baptised: 25th August 1903 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill.(1)
Married: Frederick C Everett, in 1932 in the Cosford district.(3)
Children: Living Relatives
Died: 1998 in the Ipswich district.(5

Bio: Dorothy Ellen was born on 13th September 1900.(1) She was baptised three years later on 25th August 1903 and at this time she was living at 45 Burton End, Haverhill. She was the second child of Benjamin Whiting and Caroline Palmer. Benjamin was a rope maker, and Dorothy can be seen on the 1901 census living with her father, mother, and older sister Hetty at the Rope Walk, Haverhill.

Hetty moved with her family to Hadleigh, Suffolk, around 1905 and can be seen on the 1911 census living at 23 Benton Street with her parents and five sisters, Hetty, Violet, Alice, Florence and Evelyn. Dorothy is a scholar, aged 11.

In 1932 Dorothy married Frederick Charles Everett, 24, the son of Frederick Edmund Everett, a joiner, and Alice Maud Hammond. They can be seen at 56 Angel Street, Hadleigh, on the 1911 census.

Dorothy and Frederick had two children who are still living.

It appears Frederick died in 1978 in the Ipswich district.(4)

Several public member trees on Ancestry have Dorothy dying in 1998 in the Ipswich district.(5) Her middle name is given here as Evelyn, although her baptism and birth records state her middle name as Ellen.(1,2) Also, her birth date given on her death entry is 15th January 1900, two days out from that on her baptism entry.

That she lived to the great old age of 98 would not be surprising considering her father lived to 99, and her older sister to 96.


(1) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche 578/4/17
(2) Birth Register. 1st Quarter 1900, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 864
(3) Marriage Register. 1st Quarter 1932, Cosford District, Volume 4a Page 1590
(4) Death Register. 2nd Quarter 1978, Sudbury District, Volume 10 Page 2490
(5) Death Register. Feb 1998, Ipswich District, Reg. A12B, Dist.7471A, No.283