|Identity of Alfred Cox|
Certain details about Alfred and Una were obtained from his daughter, Dorothy and other family sources. (Although initially the name we had was Selina Curtis, this was later corrected to Una Ann.
Dorothy's baptism, her marriage, and the censuses are all consistent.
From the censuses Alfred was born about 1844. He was with his parents in the 1851 and 1861 Census which is all consistent with his birth, baptism and marriage.
Therefore the identity of Alfred and the names of his parents are fairly certain.
|1871 Census for Alfred|
No obvious entry has been found for Alfred Cox in the 1871 Census.
His age should be given as 26 and place of birth Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Ten years earlier, aged 16, he was a "jeweller".
Two years later he was a Merchant's Clerk.
Three entries were found for Samuel of an appropriate age born in Birmingham.
The most likely entry is
39 Grant Street (St Thomas ward), aged 30, a lamp maker
But even this seems unlikely.
Also found but not him:
Aged 16 son of Samuel and Ann Cox in Birmingham.
Aged 31 married to Phoebe in Aston
Known as Grandma
|Addresses and occupations|
1890 40 Carpenter Road (Dorothy’s Birth certificate)
Alfred a ‘Merchant’s Clerk’
When she was married Dorothy's address was Sherlock Street.
Family source : They kept a newsagents in Sherlock Street then moved to another shop near Hurst St.
When Fred died Una sold the shop to her cousin Alice Bannister and moved with her family to 15 Eldon Road.
By 1923 Mary, the daughter, had married. Daisy was still at home adn when Dorothy married Ernest Phillips took over tenancy of the house.
In the 1911 Census Una Ann is described as a widow and was living with Dorothy and Daisy.
There appears to be only one death for Alfred Cox in the death index between 1901 and 1911.
It appears therefore that Alfred's death was registered in July-Sep 1909, in Birmingham.
However, the register entry for the marriage of Dorthy and Ernest does not appear to say that her father was deceased.
Searched on Ancestry for any details of burials but nothing found.
|Birmingham Rate Books|
1901 164 Sherlock Street - Retail shop and house owned by George Goodman.
1906 164 Sherlock Street - Retail shop and house owned by George Goodman.
Mrs Una Ann Cox:
1911 6 Daisy Road - House and premises owned by Wm Sharp.