Henry Goodridge Short - Amroth

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Henry Goodridge Short

Henry Goodridge Short married Ruth Payne in around 1903. Ruth was one of the younger daughters of George and Ann Payne (nee Seymour), a Baptist family from Stoke, near Wantage, Berkshire. In 1901 Ruth was in service as parlourmaid at Ridley House in Kingswear where her elder sister Elizabeth was the cook. For the Payne ancestors click here.

Henry worked with his father in the housebuilding business - as a carpenter, but on the death of his father John in 1922 the business (and money) went to his elder brother and sister (the will having been written many years before when he was just two years old). On Henry's death on 13th March 1922 - just two months after his father - his widow Ruth was left virtually penniless as Caroline and Bruce squandered the inheritance.

The only pictures we have of Henry Goodridge - as a young boy, as a young man, with Ruth and daughters Dora and Edna and from a group photo

Dora married Sam Cooper 9th July 1928 (ref Totnes 5b 409). Daughter Marcia Rose born and died Q2 1934 (refs Totnes 5b 227 and 5b 224).
Three pictures of a young Dora, one from the wartime, two of Dora and Sam Cooper's wedding and one of Dora and Sam in their garden in Plymouth. The bridesmaid and pageboy in the wedding photo are Doreen and Peter.

Edna Goodridge
Son, Michael, born Q3 1933 (ref Exeter 5b 115).
Married Henry Bartley Davenport Q2, 1940 (ref Salisbury 5a 667). Son Paul - born and died Q2, 1952 (refs Surrey Northern 5g 352 and 5g 296). Adopted daughter Anne (b1952)

Cicely Louisa (Cissie)
Married Aldred Smerdon, believed to be from the Lizard area of Cornwall on 21st October 1938. According to FreeBMD the marriage was Q4 1935 (ref Totnes 5b 481).
They lived in Camborne, Cornwall. Two children, Sandra and Stewart.

Doreen Ruth
Doreen married Archie Wills - 9th January 1941. Next in the direct line of descent, she and her husband have their own page
Four pictures of her on her own 
Henry Peter Seymour
Married Mildred Parsons Q4, 1946 (ref Totnes 7a 1789), divorced with no children. Subsequently married Margaret Lucy Grain Q3, 1956 (ref Totnes 7a 1759) and had four children, Ruth, David and John (twins) and Peter.
Peter with twin sister Doreen; Peters wedding to Margaret; Peter in service uniform during the war and with Dora and, of course, Sam
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