William Seymour Pearless
Born Dec 1862 New York, USA, baptised 1934 Shamva, Southern Rhodesia, died 1 Mar 1934 Southern Rhodesia, 71 years. Occupations: Mining Engineer. Son of Joseph Pearless and Laura Augusta ?
In the Passenger Records of Ellis Island, New York he is shown as arriving there as a visitor 8.9.1893 on SS "Venezuela", from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela & Havana, Cuba; his age was 30yrs 9mos and his "calling: Assayer". Will dated 26.2.1934, certified at the High Court of Southern Rhodesia, Salisbury 4.5.1934 and Probate granted at London 30.6.1934 to Mary Josephine Pearless, his widow.
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Mary Josephine Porter
Born C1860 Harbourne, Birmingham, Warwicks., baptised 1943 Surbiton,Sy.(Penrhin Ldg,St.Mark's Hill), died 27 Nov 1943 Isleworth, Middx. (30 Twickenham Road), 82 or 83 years
In 1901 Census she was living with her son Joseph and a servant at 27 Galveston Rd, Wandsworth, her daughter being born in Wandsworth a year later; her husband's father & mother were living nearby.
Born C1899 Australia, died 23 Mar 1952 Oxford (88 Banbury Road), 52 or 53 years
When married in 1940, he and Georgina were living at 20 Polstead Road, Oxford; witnesses were H Morel & Francis Morel. At the time of his marriage he was a refrigerator salesman. Served WWI as a Private, Royal West Surrey Regt. [NArch]; WWII commissioned as 2nd Lieut., Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps 21.5.1940 [Ldn.Gazette 18.6.1940]. When he died he was described as "Captain, Royal Pioneer Corps, retired; Boarding House Keeper".
Born 26 Mar 1902 Wandsworth, London SW. (27 Galveston Rd), baptised New Zealand & England, died 2 Dec 1997 Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (The Hospital), 95 years
Unmarried. Prior to her death she was living at 7 Scammel House, 19 Ashley Park Rd, Walton-on-Thames.