Grave 37
     

Minnie Tyler

1896 – 1898

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MINNIE
BELOVED CHILD OF
SIMON AND FREDA TYLER
WHO DIED 28TH MARCH 1898
AGED 2 YEARS
DEEPLY MOURNED
MAY HER DEAR SOUL REST IN PEACE


We know little about the child who lies here. Her father, Simon Tyler was born in Vitesbk Russian in 1867, the son of Barnett and Mary Tyler born in Russia. Minie's mother was Freda Mednikoff also born in Russia. They married in 1895 and had six children, of which only two lived beyond childhood. 

The first trace of the family in England is in Yeovil where Minnie was born in 1896. Simon is listed as a confectioner, 106 Middle Street in Kelly's 1897 Yeovil Directory. 

By 1898 the family had moved to  Bath where Minnie died in March 1898. Her mother was heavily pregnant with Minnie's brother Max who was born in the summer of 1898. 

 Simon's occupation is provided a clue to the only information we have about the family's life in Bath. The Bath Chronicle of July 1898 included an article headlined "The Adventures of a Sweet Truck". A 14 year old boy was charged with embezzling 2s the money of 'Simeon Tyler, a Jew living at 25 Walcot Street. He explained that it was his custom to send out trucks of sweets with boys who received 2d for every shilling they sold'. 

The family did not stay long in Bath. By 1901 they are living  in London  with their children Max and Sarah, aged 4 months, born in Hackney. 

Although Minnie is the youngest person buried here according to the headstones, there are a number of unmarked graves containing the remains of other infant deaths.
 In the 1901 census at 51 Montague Road, Hackney, London: Frida (sic) Tyler, aged 32, married, born in Russia ,Russian Subject, and children: Max, aged 2, born at Bath, and Sarah, aged 4 months, born at Hackney.

In the 1911 census at 51 Tillotson Road, Lower Edmonton, London N: Simon Tyler, aged 45, saw mills (master) – employer, born in Russia, wife Frida, aged 43, married 16 years 5 children of which 2 then living, born in Russia, children: Max, aged 12, born at Bath, and Sarah, aged 10, born at Dalston, London, and a lodger.

Simon Taylor was naturalised as a British Citizen in June 1914. The file records that he was living at 26 Castlewood Raod, Stamford Hill, that he was born in Plosk, Vitesb, on 15th February 1867,and is the son of Barnett and Mary Tyler, both subjects of Russia - a saw mill and moulding cutter - is married and has two children under age - Marks, aged 15 years and Sarah aged 14 years. 
Max Tyler marries Lilian Hoffman, 1926 West London Synagogue. He ran 3 saw mills in London with his father Simon. 
 The death of Simon Tyler, aged 66, was registered 1931/Q3 Orsett (Essex). From the National Probate Calendar 1931: TYLER Simon of 21 Mountfield-street Stamford Hill Middlesex died 23 July 1931 at Freda Vowler-road Laindon Essex Probate London 5 September to Max Tyler saw mill proprietor and Sarah Elsie Goldstein (wife of Isidore Goldstein). Effects £2676 16s. 3d. Resworn £2589 16s. 3d. 
 The death of Freda L Tyler, aged 69, was registered 1936/Q4 Hackney. From the National Probate Calendar 1936: TYLER Freda Lilian of Freda Volwer-road Laindon Essex widow died 15 October 1936 at 3 Queensdown-road Hackney Middlesex Administration London 7 December to Max Tyler saw mills proprietor. Effects £822
3s. 2d.
Associated addresses
   25 Walcot Street  Bath
Address of Minnie Tyler's death
Minnie Tyler 
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Minnie Tyler
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