Elizabeth Jane Holmes
born 13 June 1885
in Waldridge, Co. Durham
died 16 March 1969
in Sacriston, Co. Durham
I have her birth certificate: born East Row, Waldridge.
I have certificate of her marriage to William (GRO: Chester-le-Street, vol. 10a, p. 1098, entry 49):
Married at The Primitive Methodist Central Church, Bridge End, Chester-le-Street (http://www.clsmethodist.org.uk/clsmethhistory.htm)
Residence: 5 Hylton Street, Waldridge Fell, Waldridge
Father: Adam Holmes, engineman
Witnesses: Adam Holmes, Amelia Holmes (could be younger sister who would have been 19 at time of marriage).
Born between 23 April 1885 and 31 March 1886—age based on marriage certificate and 1901 census.
1891 census: living with parents and siblings at 5 North Row, Waldridge.
1901 census has an Elizabeth J. Holmes (born Chester-le-Street) at 51 Hylton St, Waldridge (nr Chester-le-Street), living with father Adam Holmes, mother also Elizabeth J., and various siblings. She is listed as an employed dressmaker. See Holmes_Elizabeth.tif
Name is given on son Adam's birth certificate as 'Elizabeth Jane Coe, formerly Holmes'.
1911 census: living with husband and children at Red Rows, Edmondsley. She is aged 25 and born in Waldridge Fell.
Can't remember exactly when Grandma Coe died, but I have a feeling it was the same year as Mum and Granddad Atkinson; I have a distinct memory of there being 3 funerals in 1969, because I was accused by my then headteacher at Leeds of skiving, on the basis that only deceit or exceptional carelessness could cause one to lose 3 family members in one year! Try March 1969, perhaps.
Margaret Cozens gives date of death as 16th March 1969, and cause as broncho-pneumonia combined with cerebro-vascular accident. She died at the family home: 3 Hamilton Terrace, Daisy Hill, Sacriston.