Ada Harris 1866 - 1957

Ada Harris
married in 1891 Alfred Edward Day at St Saviors Church Lambeth.
In August 1891 George Musgrove was a witness at the wedding of his sister in law Ada Harris at St Saviour's Church Camberwell. Ada Harris was the younger sister of George's wife Emily, and had lived with them when they lived at Benwell Road ten years before.


1891 Ada Harris Marries Alfred Edward Day

Ada Harris married Alfred Edward Day. She was working at The Union Club in Trafalgar Square at the time and Alfred was employed as a waiter at a nearby club in Pall Mall. Alfred was born in 1867 and was the son of Samuel and Caroline Day.
The address shown on the above certifcate is 57 Hinton Road Herne Hill which Ada shared with George Musgrove and his family


1894 Peabody Bldgs Orchard St Westminster
By 1894 Ada and Alfred had moved to Westmindter and were living on the Peabody Estate at 25F Peabody Buildings Orchard Street. Their first child, Ethel Madaline Day was born in 1893, Alfred Edward Roy Day was born in 1894.

1898 Stamford St Lambeth

Ada and Alfred's 3rd child Charles Lionel Banfield Day was born in 1896. They had now crossed the Thames into Lambeth and were living at 154 Stamford Street.


1899 Peabody Bldgs Lambeth

By 1899 the Day family had moved into another Peabody Estate Property. this time 21 V Block in Peabody Square, off Stamford Street

The School Attendance Register extract below dates from 1900 and shows Roy (Alfred Edward Roy) and his brother Charles when they started at Hatfield Street School.

1901 Census Peabody Bldgs Lambeth
The 1901 census below shows Ada and Alfred with their 3 children living in Peabody Buildings.

1903 Death of Alfred Edward Day

Ada's husband Alfred died aged 37 early in 1903. At this time his son Charles transfered from Hatfield Street School to Addington Street School. This was due to the family moving to 114 York Road Lambeth.


1911 Census York Road Lambeth
The 1911 census ( click here for full size version) shows Ada Harris and her 3 children now living at 114 York Road Waterloo. Sadly her husband Alfred Edward Day had died in 1903 aged just 36 years old. The census shows that Ada was a housekeeper employed by the nearby St Stephens Club

1914 - 1918 War
Ada's son Alfred Edward Roy Day was a casualty of the Great war and died in 1918.

Alfred enlisted at Caxton Hall Westminster 15th Sept 1914 two months after the start of hostilities. He fought throughout the war but as a result of contracting mustard gas he died on the 26th October 1918 just 16 days before the armistice was signed on the 11th November.

Her son Charles Lionel Banfield Day saw service with the Royal Navy during this period.
1920's onwards

Lambert's younger sister Ada Day had moved in 1928 from rooms above 45 South Lambeth Road which she shared with her son Charles Lionel Banfield Day and her daughter Ethel Madeline Day. She moved to 22 Grosvenor Street Camberwell where they lived until her son married Florence May Pollard who was a next door neighbour.

Ada Day after the war moved to 27 Grosvenor Park Camberwell with her daughter Ethel. They moved in 1956 to 22 Amery House Kinglake Street Walworth where Ada Day Died in December 1957. Her daughter Ethel having never married contined to live at Amery House until her own death in 1959. Her Brother Charles Lionel Banfield Day married in 1938 Florence May Pollard and they contined to live at her parents home at 23 Urlwin Street Camberwell until his death in 1975. His wife lived a further ten years until her death in 1985.

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