Minnie Annie Whiting 1888-1981

Parents: Walter Whiting and Emily Jane Thake
Born: 25th December 1888 in Haverhill.(1,2)
Baptised: ?
Married: None
Children: None
Died: 31st January 1981 at 34 Dove Close, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire.(2) Cremated at Cambridge County Crematorium, Dry Drayton, on 4th February 1981. Ashes scattered in the crematorium garden.

Bio: Minnie Annie was the youngest daughter of Walter Whiting and Emily Thake and according to her GRO death entry was born on 25th December 1888. However, the GRO birth registration entry is for the first quarter of 1889.(1)

On the 1891 census she is living at 14 Eden Road with parents and siblings Kate and Arthur.

Ten years on, we have the family living at 12 Wratting Road at the time of the 1901 census. Here, Minnie Annie is listed as a wool weaver along with her mother, sister Kate and brother Arthur. Her youngest brother Albert is 6 years old.

The next census in 1911 finds Minnie still living at 12 Wratting Road with his parents and brother Arthur. She is a cashier at Co-op society stores.

On the 1939 Register, Minnie Annie can be seen living with her widowed father Walter at 61 North Circular Road, Edmonton, Middlesex. She is a cashier book-keeper.(4)

Minnie Annie never married (this is confirmed on her cremation record) and she died on 31st January 1981 at 34 Dove Close, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire (see picture). She was cremated at Cambridge County Crematorium at Dry Drayton on 4th February 1981.(3)


(1) Birth Register. 1st Quarter 1889, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 639
(2) Death Register. 1st Quarter 1981, Huntingdon District, Volume 9 Page 1103
(3) Deceasedonline.com, Cremation records of Cambridge County Crematorium, Dry Drayton. No.57406
(4) 1939 Register. Ref: RG101/0737B/008/12 Letter Code: BDCQ. www.findmypast.co.uk