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Mary Yates 1870-1924

Mary Yates
Born: 1870 Didsbury, Manchester
Died: 1924 Hale, Cheshire
Samuel Yates 1831-1901
Mary McMullen 1832-1890
Harry Yates 1859-1941
Arthur Yates 1861-1926
Ellen Yates 1863-1946
William George Yates 1863-1891
Ernest Yates 1866-1947
Percy Yates 1873-1936
Harriet Ada Yates 1874-1874
Samuel Abell 1869-1921
Marriage signatures

Marriage signatures

Mary Yates was born on 1870 at Didsbury in Manchester, the daughter of Samuel Yates 1831-1901 of Manchester and his wife née Mary McMullen 1832-1890.

His father was a seed merchant trading in the city.

On 12 November 1901 she was married to Samuel Abell 1869-1921 at Christ Church, Didsbury in Manchester (1). He was a manufacturer in Liverpool, and was born in 1869 at Hungry Bentley in Derbyshire, the son of John Abell, farmer.

Signature in 1911 Census Return

Signature in 1911 Census Return

When the 1911 Census was taken they were living at Branksome, Duffield in Derbyshire.

Also in the household was Ellen Dixon (sister of Mary Abell) and a ladies companion and female domestic servant. Unusually Mary Abell was recorded as the head of the household.

Mary Abell née Yates died on 18 March 1942 at Hale in Cheshire aged 53 years. Her Will was proved on 28 May 1924 (2).

Her husband Samuel Abell had predeceased her in 1921.

(1) The witnesses were her brother Harry Yates and sister Ellen Dixon née Yates.
(2) "ABELL Mary of the Bungalow late of the Bungalow Hale-road Hale Cheshire widow died 18 March 1924 Probate London 28 May to Percy Yates seed merchant and Annie Dixon spinster. Effects £7129 6s 8d. England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1966 (1924) page 4. Percy Yates was her brother and Annie Dixon was her niece, the daughter of her sister Ellen Dixon née Yates.