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Adelaide Somers

1880 – 1963

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADELAINE SOMERS
DECEASED 19TH MAY 1963
AGED 80


Adelaide  Somers was the daughter of Reuben and Annie (Crowsey) Somers.

Reuben was a Russian subject and in 1873 came to this country from Poland with capital of £20 and obtained employment as a  tailor in London.  His wife Annie (Crowsey) was also born in Poland and their first three children were all born in Shoreditch, London.  They moved to Newport where Adelaide was born in 1880. Two more children were born there before the family moved to Bath where they were living in 1885 when the birth of another daughter was registered in July followed by another daughter in 1889.

As far as we know, Adelaide lived in Bath for most of her life and never married. The census record of 1911 records that she was a housekeeper to a dental surgeon living at 26 Gay Street.  The Bath Directory for 1911 lists Francis H Woodward, Dental Surgeon, at this address. 

We do not know anymore about Adelaide's life until 1939  when she and her sister Clara, together with their elderly father Reuben are living with their eldest sister Mary (Willcox Jones) who ran a private hotel at 33 Henrietta Street from the mid 1920s.  

Adelaide is recorded as single, occupation paid domestic duty.  Her great niece reports that Adelaide continued to help run the hotel until Mary died in 1950 . Adelaide lived the last two years of her life in Tonbridge Kent and she died there in 1963. Her great niece arranged for the plaque commemorating her death to be moved to Bath in 2006. 
See Reuben Somers for the full family life story. 
Census records
 1881  24 LLanarth Street  Newport
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Reuben Somers 40
Poland
Head
Tailor
Annie Somers 32
Poland
Wife
Wife
Mary Somers 8
London
Daughter
scholar
Clara Somers 5
London
Daughter
scholar
Hyman Somers 3
London
Son
Child
Adelaide Somers 1
Monmouth
Daughter
Child
 1891  15 Kingston Road  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Reuben Somers 49
Poland
Head
Tailor
Annie Somers 44
Poland
Wife
Wife
Mary Somers 18
London
Daughter
Tailoress
Clara Somers 16
London
Daughter
Apprentice
Hyman Somers 13
London
Son
Apprentice
Adelaide Somers 11
Monmouth
Daughter
Scholar
Miriam Somers 9
Monmouth
Daughter
Scholar
Abraham Somers 8
Monmouth
Son
Scholar
Rose Somers 6
Bath
Daughter
scholar
Rachel Somers 2
Bath
Daughter
Child
David Cohen 17
Poland
Other refer DT
Apprentice
 1901  15  Kingston Road  Walcot
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Reuben Somers 48
Poland
Head
Tailor
Annie Somers 52
Poland
Wife
Wife
Mary Somers 26
London
Daughter
Unknown
Clara Somers 24
London
Daughter
Unknown
Adelaide Somers 21
Monmouth
Daughter
Unknown
Miriam Somers 19
Monmouth
Daughter
Unknown
Abraham Somers 19
Monmouth
Son
Clothier
Rachel Somers 11
Bath
Daughter
Unknown
 1911  26 Gay Street  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Adelaide Somers 35
Newport
Head
Housekeeper to dental surgeon
Associated addresses
   33 Henrietta Street  Bath
Boarding House / Hotel runs by Mary Somers, now Mrs Willcox Jones.
Reuben Somers  day and date of birth unknown
Clara Somers  DoB: 14 September 1878
Adelaide Somers  DoB: 24 May 1883
Miriam Somers  DoB: 16 August 1884. Now Miriam Charlebois
Mary Somers  DoB: 1 April 1875. Now Mrs Willcox Jones
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