|Given Name(s)||Evelyn & Philip James|
|Place of Birth||Manchester, UK|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||January 5, 1863|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||November 9, 1929|
|Date of Death (Heb)||6 Cheshvan 5690|
|Age at Death||66|
|Spouse’s Name||James Stuart-Smith|
|Father’s Name||Philip Ezekiel|
|Mother’s Name||Eliza Nathan|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Sons: Philip James and Kenneth (b. February 19, 1900, Brighton; d. 1984, Southampton). Sister: Florence Ezekiel (b. ~1861; d. 1930, London). Brother: Louis Henry Ezekiel (b. ~1865; d. 1901, London).|
|Inscription (Eng)||HERE LIES|
BORN IN MANCHESTER, 5TH JANUARY, 1863.
COMING TO THIS COLONY IN THE YEAR 1927,
SHE DIED 9TH NOVEMBER, 1929,
SACRED ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
HER ELDER SON,
PHILIP JAMES STUART-SMITH.
LIEUTENANT, LORD STRATHCONA’S
HORSE. (ATTACHED ROYAL FLYING
CORPS.) DIED IN HIS 22ND YEAR,
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
NEAR YPRES, 8TH MAY, 1918,
AND WHOSE RESTING PLACE
|Inscription (Heb)||המרחמת איבלין סטיוארט-סמיטה נולדה במאנטשעסטר ונלב״ע פה הונגקונג בת ס״ו שנה יום ש״ק ששה ימים לחדש מר חשון תר״צ ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
לזכר שמת בנה הגדול הליוטננט המר׳ פהילפ דזיימס סטיוארט-סמיטה נפל שדוד במלחמה הגדולה (ולא נודע מקום קבורתו) בקרבת אפערס (צרפת) בן כ״ב שנה יום רביעי כ״ו לחודש אייר תרע”ח ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
|Inscription (Other)||“145” at head of stone|
|Historical||According to her obituary, Evelyn had only been in Hong Kong for three years. Son Kenneth was the manager of Messrs. J.R. Michael & Co. in Hong Kong and probably came out to join him as it appears that she split from her husband years earlier. She died at the Peak Hospital.|
According to an 1891 census document, at the time she was living at 84 Shirland Road, Paddington, London, England. Her age is listed as being 28 and she was single. Her occupation was being an actress.
She and James (b. 1873, India; d. March 26, 1938, Brighton) were married in March 1896 in Paddington, London. Her parents, Philip & Eliza Ezekiel, are buried in the Willesden Cemetery.
Philip James was in the 74th Squadron of the Royal Air Force in Canada. He is remembered at the Arras Flying Services Memorial at the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery in Arras, France. His death was reported on August 15, 1918. According to Canadian war records, his date of birth was February 26, 1896, though this may be off by one year because his birth was registered in the first quarter of 1897. He was married to Claire Gertrude Paley (b. 1876, Kensington; d. 1962, London), who was 20 years his senior. They were married in Tonbridge, Kent, on November 22, 1917, presumably just before he shipped out. Her nickname for him was “Poet”. Claire never remarried. Perhaps she was his school teacher.
Kenneth married Helen Edith Ann D’Arcy-Gwynn on December 22, 1932. Their daughter was born on November 3, 1933. Helen was born in 1897 and she died on February 2, 1982.
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