The Elusive Mrs Hunter

I wrote a post about Frank Hunter some time ago (see On Another Coast). I could not find the origins of his widow Lillian back then but even though I have so much time to spare this year I failed on a second attempt to trace her. I am not even sure where Ebenezer House was – their home when she received news of Frank’s death. If it was No. 1 Queen Street it must have been on the corner of Church Street, close to St Oswald’s, where Frank was (presumably) working as Sexton when the 1939 Register was compiled. It is sad to think of him returning to the sea to meet his maker. Not long after the war began, Frank and Lillian moved the very short distance to 4 Ebenezer Terrace – the house below with the drainpipe by the front door.

Photographed this morning.

It was the last address of Frank’s mother, Elizabeth Ann née Pearson.

Row 30 | 639 Hunter G496 | Open book

In loving memory of ELIZABETH ANN HUNTER, died 1st June 1940, aged 66 years.

Also, their son GEORGE HUNTER, died 17th Dec 1972, aged 71 years.

‘Resting in God’s keeping’

‘At rest’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

The Shared Tree hasn’t located Lillian yet. (I will add some Hunter sources tomorrow.)

Unexpectedly, a search this evening introduced me to another Frank Hunter.

Water 62 · Martin’s Ravine