Notes for Fanny Elizabeth Jefferys: A "Certified Copy of An Entry of Birth (6 & 7 Wm. IV, Cap. 86) issued in 1948
application number: PaS 184278/48 Given at the General Register Office, Somerset House, London.
Registration District: Wadsworth Birth in the Sub-District of West Battersea, in the County of Surrey.
No. 454 When and Where born: Thirteenth of December, 1884, 126 May Soule Road, Battersea. Fanny Elizabeth. Parents: Joseph Jefferys and Harriet Elizabeth Jefferys formerly Milton. When registered, 1/17/1885.
* The original "copy" from 1948 is in the possession of her grand daughter, Sandra Ippolito. * * * *
Fanny was an outspoken "little lady." She once told her granddaughter that she remembered her mother taking her to London, where she saw Queen Victoria's carriage pass by.
She left London when her mother took the children and moved to Australia, leaving her husband, Joseph behind. Later, the family (excluding Fanny's sister, Ivy, who married and remaind in Australia) moved to Ohio. Later, Fanny's father joined the family, and in his later years lived with Fanny, Rocco, and John Lawrence until his death.
Her granddaughter rembers that she loved to dance at family get-togethers such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. She never left the house without her hat. In later years she lived in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, and walked everyday up and down Wilshire Boulevard. She never learned to drive an automobile, but took the bus or walked everywhere.
She would visit her son, John and his family in West Los Angeles. John and his granddaughter, Sandra would pick her up at the bus stop in Inglewood. While she waited, she would always buy her granddaughter a Hersey bar at the Rexall drug store. She loved to make afternoon tea and cook beef stew. Much to everyone's humor, she always said that her son, John, "Never gave her a moments anxiety." She was healthy to the last and remained devoted to her family and lead a happy, active life.
More About Fanny Elizabeth Jefferys: Burial: Unknown, Holy Cross Cemetary, Los Angeles, California. Social Security Number: 270-20-2511.
More About Fanny Elizabeth Jefferys and Rocco Ippolito: Marriage: June 28, 1919, Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, Cleveland, Ohio. Marriage license: Original in possession of Sandra Ippolito.
Marriage Notes for Fanny Elizabeth Jefferys and Rocco Ippolito: According to the original "Marriage Certificate" in the possession of their grand daughter, Sandra, Fanny is known as "Frances Jefferys." This is the only know reference to her name as "Frances."
The two witnesses signing the Mariage Certificate are Albert Jefferys, brother of Fanny and John F. Walsh, brother-in-law to Fanny and husband of her sister Violet "Vie" Jefferys.
Children of Fanny Elizabeth Jefferys and Rocco Ippolito are: