Inherited Craziness
A place to share all the nuts found on my family tree

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Mary Amalie Kritzer, Edward William Brown Todd & Frederick Croydon Melhuish

St Martin-in-the-Fields church, London
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In Q3 of 1933, Mary A Kritzer or Christie (the record says), daughter of Joseph Kritzer and Sarah Sophia Tompson, married Edward William Brown Todd, son of Charles Brown Todd and Mary Cole, at St Martin, London

In 1939, Mary A Todd, a hairdresser, and her husband, Edward, were living at 2 Ashford Cottages, The Tilt, Cobham, Surrey. (Her mother, 'Daisy' S S Kritzer, was then living nearby at 1 Pemry Villas, Elm Grove Road, Cobham.) Although the couple must, presumably (not found evidence), have divorced, because Mary A Todd or Christie (again what the record says) then married Frederick Croydon Melhuish in Surrey North Eastern in 1942. 

Edward W B Todd was at that time still alive, because he died, aged 48, in 1949 in Surrey. While Frederick C Melhuish died, aged 53, also in 1949, in Birmingham (where he'd lived previously and still had family).

On 6 Jan 1992, Mary Amelia Melhuish (formerly Todd, née Kritzer and sometimes Christie), died, aged 85, in Ganges, British Columbia, Canada. The record of her death confirms her husband as Frederick Croydon Melhuish and her parents as Joseph Kritzer and Sarah Tompson. Two things spring to mind: clearly someone was around who knew and could give these details and what was she doing at what appears to be the 'wrong end' of Canada for family?