See also

Family of Horace Frederick Bouchard and Edith Elsie Smeeth

Husband: Horace Frederick Bouchard (1893-1978)
Wife: Edith Elsie Smeeth (1904-1982)
Marriage Q3 1947 Rochford "Registration District", Essex, England1

Husband: Horace Frederick Bouchard

Name: Horace Frederick Bouchard2,3
Sex: Male
Father: Charles Bouchard (1867?- )
Mother: Emma Groom (1868?- )
Occupation sawyer thena shop keeper and wholesale and retail coal dealer4,5
Birth 23 April 1893 Stratford, Essex, England2,3,4,5,6
Census 31 March 1901 (age 7) 114 Crownfield Road, Cann Hall, Essex, England7
son attending school and living in four rooms with his parents Charles and Emma, sisters Lilian and Elsie, brother Charles and a boarder. Born in Stratford Essex
Census 2 April 1911 (age 17) 157 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, Essex, England4
unmarried son working as a sawyer for a cabinet maker and living in five rooms with his parents Charles and Emma, sisters Lilian and Elsie, brother Charles, and his widowed grandmother Sarah Bouchard. Born in London Esses
Military Service between 22 November 1915 and 20 March 1919 (age 22-25) Army Cyclist Corps no:8
a wood working machinist of 157 Copper Mill Lane Walthamstow, son of Charles Bouchard. He was 5' 3¾" tall, with a chest of 34½", expansion 2". See personal folder for more details
Medals 16 June 19218
British War and Victory medals
Census 29 September 1939 (age 46) 149 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, Essex, England5
a married shopkeeper, dealer, wholesale and retail coal salesman living with his wife Edith, daughter Joyce and a closed record (presumably son Ronald). Born on 23rd April 1893
Death Q3 1978 (age 85) Southend-on-Sea "Registration District", Essex, England3

Wife: Edith Elsie Smeeth

Name: Edith Elsie Smeeth1,9
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Edith Elsie Bouchard1,10
Father: -
Mother: -
Occupation shop assistant11
Birth 22 July 1904 Swindon, Wiltshire, England9,10,11,12
Census 2 April 1911 (age 7) 89 Elswick Road, Lewisham, London, England12
daughter living in three rooms with her parents George and Elizabeth and sisters Rose and Winifred. Born in Swindon Wiltshire
Census 29 September 1939 (age 35) Glyn, Central Avenue, Ashingdon, Essex, England11
an unmarried shop assitant china t? living with her widowed mother Elizabeth, widowed sister Rose and a Cecil Jackson. Born on 22nd July 1904. Married a Bouchard at a later date
Death Q3 1982 (age 77-78) Southend-on-Sea "Registration District", Essex, England10

Note on Wife: Edith Elsie Smeeth

was she a cousin of Horace's first wife?


1"England and Wales Marriage Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at and Rochford 1947 quarter:3 volume:4a page:1821.
2"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at, and West Ham 1893 quarter:2 volume:4a page:282.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Groom
3"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at, and Southend on Sea 1978 quarter:3 volume:9 page:2470.
Text From Source: born 23rd April 1893
4"Census 1911" (on-line at and class:RG14 piece:9739 class:RG78 piece:514B registration district:188 sub-district:10 enumeration district:65 schedule:163.
5"1939 UK Register" (on-line at class:RG101 piece:1136H page:16 line:6 letter code:CDKM.
6"Census 1901" (on-line at and class:RG13 piece:1609 folio:25 page:41.
7"Census 1901" (on-line at and class:RG13 piece:1609/25/41/296.
8"FindMyPast British Army Service Records" (on-line at series WO363 1915 Army Cyclist Corps service no:11463.
9"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at, and Swindon 1904 quarter:3 volume:5a page:36 occasional copy:A.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Readings
10"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at, and Southend on Sea 1982 quarter:3 volume:9 page:2406.
Text From Source: born 22nd July 1904
11"1939 UK Register" (on-line at class:RG101 piece:1587I page:11 line:17 letter code:DDSF.
12"Census 1911" (on-line at and class:RG14 piece:2752 class:RG78 piece:95 registration district:29 sub-district:3 enumeration district:3 schedule:138.