Agnes FRENCH

Agnes FRENCH

Female 1885 - 1963  (77 years)

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  • Name Agnes FRENCH 
    • Known as Dolly
    Born 7 Sep 1885  West Ham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    1891 Census 188 Victoria Street, West Ham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1901 Census 73 Disraeli Road, West Ham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jul 1963  Woodgrange Park Cemetery, Manor Park, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (11933 C/11)
    Died 17 Jul 1963  Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I84  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 May 2017 

    Father Arthur Richard FRENCH,   b. 9 Feb 1862, Turnpike Tow, Stratford, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1898, London Hospital, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth PRATT,   b. 1861, Marylebone, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1946, 60 Ashmore Grove, Bexley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1881  Baptist Chapel, West Ham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He said he was 21 years old but in fact was only 19, nearly 20, as deduced from his birth certificate. He probably lied about his age to avoid the need for parental consent to be married, as often happened in those days.
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emil SCHALLER,   b. 1877, Oberstein, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1945, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1904  Stepney St Peter, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Registered Mile End, Vol. 1c, page 656, Sept quarter 1904. Witness at marriage was Elizabeth French, Agnes's elder sister.
      His father's name stated as Jacob. He was said to be 26, she 19.
    Children 
     1. Edith SCHALLER,   b. 24 Oct 1906, 70 Globe Road, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1986, Armidale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Grace Agnes SCHALLER,   b. 1908, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Maud Amy SCHALLER,   b. 21 Oct 1909, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984, Brentwood, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Rosina Ellen SCHALLER,   b. 15 Jun 1911, 7 Albany Place, Globe Road, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1980, Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Doris SCHALLER,   b. 1912, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1996, New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Emily SCHALLER,   b. 1912, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1913, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Ivy E. SCHALLER,   b. 19 Jul 1916, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sept 1970, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     8. Harry Albert SCHALLER,   b. 24 Nov 1920, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Joyce M. SCHALLER,   b. 8 Sep 1923, Whitechapel, London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1991, Crawley, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Leslie Leonard SCHALLER,   b. 5 Jun 1925, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 2016, East Ham Care Centre, Shewsbury Road, London E7 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     11. Ronald William SCHALLER,   b. 10 Dec 1927, Mile End, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 2004, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1885 - West Ham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1891 Census - She was with her parents Arthur R and Elizabeth French, aged 5 - - 188 Victoria Street, West Ham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1901 Census - I think this is her, a servant, aged 16, in the home of Robert and Elizabeth Tucker, Robert a builder and employer. - - 73 Disraeli Road, West Ham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1904 - Stepney St Peter, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jul 1963 - Woodgrange Park Cemetery, Manor Park, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 1963 - Mile End, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Our Family History - Agnes French (1885 - 1963)
    Our Family History - Agnes French (1885 - 1963)
    Agnes Schaller nee French

    Documents
    Exemption from Internment
    Exemption from Internment
    During the early part of WW2 the British government interned "enemy alias" as potential security risks. Having married a German, Agnes was considered German by marriage, but was deemed exempt from internment, presumably because she was born in England. Emil was interned as an enemy alien during WW1, but not during WW2, possibly due to the fact that he was very unwell (he died in January 1945). Moreover, he had been brought to England as a small child and had become in all ways but ancestry, a cockney. There is a story that two of his sons turned up at the Police Station or Courthouse in British military Uniforms urging that their parents should not be interned. We believe, however, the he was subject to a movement restriction order, which meant that he had to remain in the East End of London throughout 'the blitz', when many German bombs fell on the area.

  • Notes 
    • The following notes come from the late Ron Schaller, addressed to his niece Shirley.

      Your great grandfather held a quite responsible position as an engineer in the railway workshops at Stratford and it was his responsibility to supervise the installation of tool grinding wheels. These were large diameter natural stone wheels that were driven at high speed. It was during the installation/inspection of one of these that the wheel burst and your great grandfather was killed. In those days there was apparently little in the way of compensation and your great grandmother was left with a considerable family and little income. West Ham in those days was considered quite a respectable place to live in and I assume the family moved to a cheaper area. The girls in the family were put into "service" and presumably worked as maids, waitresses etc. Your grandmother working as a waitress was thus to meet you grandfather in a cafe. They courted and were later married. There are very few details beyond the fact that great grandfather Schaller and family considered your grandfather had married "beneath him" and "disowned" them both and gave them no support or attended their wedding, presumably as a student without income their early married life was difficult. All these details were part of family conversations over the years.

      Your great-grandmother was one of five children [we think not]: Albert, Amy, Agnes and Lizzie - that's all I can recollect.

  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Ron Schaller, Ron Schaller.

    2. [S280] Copy of certificate in files, Copy of certificate in files.

    3. [S113] Certificate in file.