Grave 34
     

Kate Aaron

1827 – 1901

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
KATE AARON,
WIFE OF SAMUEL AARON,
DIED OCT. 9TH 1901
THIS RI 26TH 5662
AGED 75.
DEEPLY MOURNED


Kate was born in Dover in 1827 to Jacob Reuben, a clothier and Sarah Leah Lyon, both born in London. Kate was one of their four daughters who worked as assistants to their father. 

In 1853 Kate married Samuel Aaron in Dover. He was a jeweller living in Torquay, where he had a Goldsmiths and Jewellers shop with his two brothers. Kate moved to Torquay and they had three children, Louisa born in 1854, Rachel in 1854, and Simeon Reuben Aaron born in Newton Abbot in 1868. 

In May 1773  the family moved to Bath, when the Bath Chronicle advertised 'The shop no 6 Broad Street lately carried on by Helier and Lewis, is now opened by Aaron from Torquay'.  Their daughter Louisa also advertised in June 1873  as a 'Professor of Piano Forte' and the paper carries many reports of her piano concerts at the Pump Room, commenting on her 'graceful expression and skilful execution'.

After her husband's death in 1881, Kate  took on the lease at 6 Broad Street for the yearly rent of £50 ( just over £6,000 today) advertising as a Dealer in Antique Plate. 

By 1889, Kate and her two  daughters have moved to 28a Broad Street now listed in Kelly's Directory of Bath as a 'Fancy Repository'. The freehold for the property was sold in 1892 and from this we know that Kate was a subtenant leasing the shop and part of the large dwelling house of ten rooms, a kitchen, two WCs and offices, from Mr Press who lived and  ran a confectionery business at the same address. 

Kate died at 9 Stall Street, Bath in 1901, the cause  given as 'apoplexy'. Her daughter Rachel Aaron was present at her death. Her death was notified in the Jewish Chronicle: 'At Bath on 9 October, Mrs Kate Aaron, widow of the late Mr Samuel Aaron, mother of S. R. Aaron and the Misses Aaron. Deeply mourned. God rest her soul. American papers please copy'.

Kate's husband Samuel, is buried at tombstone 42.
Louisa fell on hardtimes after her mother's death.  In the 1911 census she is recorded as an unmarried teacher of music living at St Giles workhouse in London. We think she died in 1925 in Wandsworth London.

Rachel is listed in the 1911 census as unmarried and a visitor in Ramsgate.  We are unable to trace any more records. 

Simeon  (Sydney) became a 'traveller, mock jewellery' married to Blanche, an Australian, and travelled frequently between New York, Cape Town and London where he lived. He died in 1933 in Ilford. 


Census records
 1841  5 Snargate Street  Dover
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Kate Aaron 10
Dover
Daughter
child
Jacob Reuben 55
London
Head
General Salesman
Leah Reuben 55
London
Wife
Wife
Amelia Reuben 20
Dover
Daughter
Assistant
Rachel Reubin 15
Dover
Daughter
Assistant
Julia Reuben 10
Dover
Daughter
child
 1851  5 Snargate Street  Dover
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Jacob Reuben 63
London
Head
Clothier
Leah Reuben 64
London
Wife
Wife
Rachel Reubin 27
Dover
Daughter
Assistant
Kate Aaron 24
Dover
Daughter
Assistant
Julia Reuben 19
Dover
Daughter
Assistant
 1861  14 Strand  Tomorham, Torquay, Devon
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Aaron 41
Norwich
Head
Goldsmith
Kate Aaron 34
Dover
Wife
Wife
Louisa Aaron 6
Torquay
Daughter
School
Rachel Aaron 3
Torquay
Daughter
None
Hannah Aaron 64
Ipswich
Widow
None
Name unknown 0
Unknown
Servant
Servant
 1871  5 Victoria Place  Tomorham, Torquay
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Aaron 41
Norwich
Head
Silversmith
Kate Aaron 44
Dover
Wife
Wife
Rachel Aaron 13
Torquay
Daughter
None
Simeon Aaron 2
Torquay
Son
None
Name unknown 0
None
Servant
Servant
 1881  6 Broad St  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Kate Aaron 57
Dover
Head
Shop keeper
Louisa Aaron 26
Torquay
Daughter
Professor of Music
Rachel Aaron 23
Torquay
Daughter
Unemployed
Simeon Aaron 12
Radstock
Son
Unrecorded
Name unknown 0
Unrecorded
Servant
Servant
 1891  28a Broad St  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Kate Aaron 64
Dover
Head
Dealer - fancy goods
Louisa Aaron 35
Torquay
Daughter
Teacher - music
Rachel Aaron 32
Torquay
Daughter
Unrecorded
 1901  9 Stall St  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Kate Aaron 73
Dover
Head
Retired fancy shop keeper
Louisa Aaron 40
Torquay
Daughter
Music teacher
Rachel Jacobs 0
U
Daughter
U
Associated addresses
 1873-1889  6 Broad Street  Bath
Kate Aaaron: Dealer in Antique Plate
Kate Aaron 
Samuel Jacobs 
Samuel Aaron 
 1889-1897  28a Broad St  Bath
1889 Kelly’s Directory Bath: Kate Aaron, 28a Broad Street, Fancy Repository 1897 City and County Directory; Kate Aaron, 28a Broad Street. Start and end dates uncertain
Kate Aaron 
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