The Southwick Family
The Southwick family only spent a brief time living in Withernwick. Harry Senior was living in Great Hatfield in 1901 and was a farm labourer.
Harry Senior was married to Emma Keith in St Alban's in 1905 (see marriage certificate below) and their first child Violet Evelyn
was born in the village in 1906. By 1908 they had moved to Great Hatfield, where Harry Junior was born and by 1911 to Etherdwick.
This again is a good example of how mobile people had to be at this time.
They however kept in contact with Withernwick, both Harry's are on their respective Rolls of Honour in St Alban's church.
Harry Senior married his second wife, Thirza Southwick (nee Harsley), so marriage brought Harry Senior to Withernwick twice! (see photo below).
Below is the 1911 census entries for the Southwick family.
Harry Southwick (senior)
born in Hornsea in 1884 and married Emma Keith in Withernwick in 1905
He fought in World War 1, he is photographed in his uniform,
he survived and returned home.
Harry Southwick (junior)
son of Harry (senior)
born in Great Hatfield in 1908
The marriage certificate of Harry Southwick (senior) and Emma Keith in St Alban's, Withernwick, 1st July 1905.
|Olinda Southwick c 1935
She was born in Etherdwick in 1911.
Olinda better known as Linda married Jack Gibbon,
a photograph can be seen of him as part of the
Withernwick homeguard in 1940 - click here.
See may have been Linda Gibbon by the time of this photo.
They lived in Church Lane where their son
Alan 'Pip' Gibbon still lives.
Harry (senior) and Thirza (nee Harsley), possibly on their wedding day about 1940. The other couple are unknown.
The photo is taken in the back garden of the first house in Lynton Terrace, Vernon House can be seen in the background.
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