Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
James was a wool merchant in London.
He is listed in 1891 census at 97 Cambridge Terrace, near Regent's Park, London (see map). He is "wool buyer", widower. Florence not with him. She is at the Ford house.
He is listed as "Wool Valuer" at 2nd mar 1896, living 111 Page St, Westminster, London (see map).
He mar 2ndly, 1896,
to Alice Maud Hallandal [born 26 Sept 1876].
They are listed in 1901 census as living 58 Tollington Rd, Holloway, Islington area, London. He is "wool buyer".
They moved by 1905 to 31 Wellwood Rd, Seven Kings, near Ilford.
He is listed as "commercial clerk", living 31 Wellwood Rd, at dau's birth 1905.
"James Davis" is listed at 31 Wellwood Rd in [Ilford Directory] 1909 to 1931.
They are listed in 1911 census at 31 Wellwood Rd. He is "wool merchant and wool valuer".
Listed at 31 Wellwood Rd in [Kelly's Directory of Essex] at least 1914 to 1922.
He was a Liberal. The story is that he was horrified by daughter's Labour job until heard what she was earning.
Alice dies, 1930:
She died 2 Feb 1930, 31 Wellwood Rd, age 53 yrs. See death cert.
James is listed as "wool merchant" at wife's death.
He seems to have died between 1931 and 1935. In [Ilford Directory] he is listed at 31 Wellwood Rd up to 1931. The 31 Wellwood Rd entry is missing in 1933, and his son is listed there from 1935.
(todo) Try death of James Davis, [GRO.UK], 3rd qr 1932, Romford, age 70 (born 1862), vol 4a p.410.
It was thought they might be bur at Seven Kings, but there does not seem to be a graveyard there.
They might be bur at nearby Ilford cemetery.
No Davis found in [Essex FHS survey of St.Mary's cemetery, Ilford, [ICL]] but this is only partial survey of St.Mary's, and also doesn't cover municipal cemetery.
James had issue by 2nd wife:
He mar [possibly Olive F. White].
His wife was thought to maybe be Winifred, but that is probably confusion with Hugh Noltie's 1st wife.
(todo) Must be mar of Robert E H Davis and Olive F. White, [GRO.UK], Romford, 3rd qr 1928, 4a 1640.
He registered his mother's death 1930. Then living 37 Blythswood Rd, Ilford.
Later (maybe after father died) he is back in family home.
"Robert Davis" is listed at 31 Wellwood Rd, Seven Kings in [Ilford Directory] 1935 to at least 1939.
He and his wife had a child who died at birth. She kept its ashes on the mantelpiece.
She was weakened by the birth and died soon after.
(todo) Must be death of Olive F Davis, [GRO.UK], Romford, 3rd qr 1937, age 38 (born 1899), 4a 384.
Possibly Robert then buried the ashes of the child. There is the burial of "Still born child of Olive Davis" on 13 Jan 1938 at Hampstead cemetery. See burial entry.
Robert was accountant, London.
He also did stage props.
He lived 31 Wellwood Rd until death.
He died c.1975, age c.75 yrs.
Alice Maud Hallandal and her dau Hilda Davis.
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