We would like to know more about Lucy Kahn (daughter of Victor and Mathilde/Madeline) and her descendants.
She was born on 7th June 1861 at 78 Elizabeth Street, Liverpool. Her birth certificate records her name as Luci Henrietta Kahnn (with the double-n). Her name is cited as Lucy in the 1871 census (at 15 Crown Street, West Derby) and changes to Lucea for the 1881 census.
In 2Q 1882, Lucy married David Matthews, a shop fitter born in Liverpool about 1858. By the 1891 census they were living in Tollemache Street, Southview Drive, Liscard, Cheshire (Wallasey) and had three children: Esther (Hettie) b. Liverpool 1883, Madeline (Mattie) b. Liverpool 1885 and Louis b. New Brighton 1890. Lucy’s father, Victor, lives with the family, his wife having died eight years earlier. In 1901 Lucy and family were still in Liscard and in 1911 were at 57 Rowson Street, New Brighton.
There the trail ceases, although we do have a few potential records subject to verification:
- David Matthews probably died in 1916 at Birkenhead (Wallasey) and Lucy appears to have died in 1936 similarly at Wallasey.
- Esther could have married James Titterton in Stockport at the end of 1901 and probably had three children, Harold (1901), James Allan (1907) and Ettie (1909).
- Madeline was reputed to have married Courtenay Taylor, but perhaps she married Charles Soden in 1910 (in Croydon) and had two children: Victor W. Soden (b. 1911) and Irene G. Soden (b. 1912) – both born in Somerset.
- Lucy probably died in 1936 at Wallasey.
The details in these four bullet-points are tentative. We need to find further sources to be able to either confirm or reject the records.
We’d be delighted to hear from any descendants of Lucy – or indeed from anyone able to cast a little light into our darkness. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org