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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Mary Amalie Kritzer and Edward William Brown Todd

St Martin-in-the-Fields church, London
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Edward William Brown Todd (b. 4 Feb 1901 in Brentford, Middlesex), son of Charles Brown Todd and Mary Cole, married Mary Amalie Kritzer or Christie (the record says) (b. 21 Feb 1906 in the district of Peterborough, Northamptonshire), daughter of Joseph Kritzer and Sarah Sophia Tompson, at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, in Q3 1933. 

In 1939, Mary A Todd, hairdresser, and her husband, Edward Todd, 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 have subsequently divorced, because Mary A Todd or Christie (again, that's what the record says) then married Frederick Croydon Melhuish in Surrey North Eastern, in 1942. 

Edward Todd was, at that time still alive, because he died, aged 48, in 1949. Edward William Brown Todd of 25 Surbiton Hill Park, Surbiton, Surrey (the Todd family home) died on 27 Dec 1949 at 26 Wolverton Avenue, Kingston Hill, Surrey (then the address of Kingston Hospital). Probate was granted, on 9 Feb 1950, to Montague Charles Brown Todd (Edward's elder brother), manufacturer (C B Todd Magnesia Manufacturers). He left effects valued at £1051 17s 4d and was buried, on 2 Jan 1950, at Surbiton Cemetery.

Frederick Croydon Melhuish (b. 24 Dec 1897 in Rock, Worcestershire), in 1939 had been living in Mitcham, Surrey with his first wife, formerly Hilda Evelyn Martha Speller (b. 3 Jan 1902 in Eastleigh, Hampshire), who he had married, in Wandsworth, in 1927. His occupation in 1939 was Press Tool Setter. Frederick C Melhuish died, aged 53, also in 1949, in Birmingham (where he'd lived previously and still had family). He was interred at Yardley Cemetery. And again, we must assume he was divorced, because Hilda Evelyn Martha Melhuish died, at 90, on 15 Aug 1992, ironically, in Croydon.

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?