The Pettit Family 1823 - 2002

William Horace Pettit b 4th February 1906 - d

Wife - Elsie  
Certificate Type Copy Found
Birth Yes
Marriage Yes
Death Not found as at 7 August 2004

   Research Dates
7 Aug 04       
16 Dec 04

7 August 2004
William Horace is the last of Horace William's children to yield any details.   Most of William Horace's siblings are buried in Felixstowe cemetery, so some details are easy to find, but William Horace is buried in the churchyard at Trimley St Martin, in a plot I have not yet found.   When he died, his estate with was dealt with by his sister Eva, who, luckily for me, retained some of the documents William Horace had accumulated throughout his life.   In turn, when Eva passed away, those documents were handed on to Eva's daughter Josie, who then very kindly sent them to me.

Some of the paperwork is very intriguing. but of particular interest was the the certificates included in the envelope.   Those certificates were William Horace's original (but short form) birth certificate, his marriage certificate (to Elsie Emma Lewis) and Elsie's death certificate.   The gift of those items has helped immensely in starting to build a picture for William Horace.   All of the certificates have been reproduced below.

16 December 2004
A newspaper cutting sent in by Josie Hall provides the following details:

GREETINGS TO THE FORCES

Once again we join in sending greetings to all local members of HM Forces wherever they may be serving, abroad, on the sea or at home. Names sent to me for ? this week include:

Six members of the family of Mrs Pettit, 48, Seaton Road: Driver Wm. H Pettit, RASC., at present in hospital in Northern Ireland (formerly employed at the Alderney Dairies, and hon. secretary of the Sea Scouts Football Club); Gunner Wesley D Pettit, RA, (formerly in the accountant's department of the Felixstowe UDC); Cpl Harold L Pettit, RASC., now in Iceland (former Sea Scout and employed by Mr C E Wiseman); Driver Stanley W Pettit, RASC, (formerly employed at the Health Stores and a member of the Marina Dance Band); Gunner Joe Peck, RA, (formerly employed by Messrs. Plant and Co.); and Lieut QM W Banks, Dorset Regiment, formerly with the Loyal Lancs Regiment 25 years.

Birth Certificate

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Marriage Certificate

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Death Certificate

Wife
Elsie Emma Lewis (nee Knights) b 1st June 1898 - d 21st June 1972

Certificate Type Copy Found
Birth No
Marriage Yes
Death Yes

7 Aug 04

7 August 2004
I have a few memories of my Auntie Elsie, but they are very dim, which is perhaps not surprising considering that she died when I was just 12 years old, a fact I only found out when her death certificate arrived amongst a pile of other documents belonging in the main to her husband.   The certificate is reproduced below.

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Birth Certificate

Death Certificate

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