- Born: 1870, Gloucester, England 13,338,501
- Marriage (1): Mary (Mamie) Louisa Berry on 22 Nov 1900 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 338
- Marriage (2): Ella Lova on 29 May 1919 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 76
- Died: 19 Mar 1938, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA at age 68 31,451
- Buried: DeWitt City Cemetery, DeWitt, Clinton, MI 19
According to a letter from Sally Packard to Richard P. Radcliffe dated prior to 7-2002, she writes, "Mamie married an Englishman named Bert Hancox. He had been educated at the Blue Coat School attached to St. Paul's Cathedral, but he drank and possibly was a wife-beater. Mother [Alice Greathead Radcliffe] and [Aunt] Esther were flower girls at her wedding, and Mother baby-sat her children.
According to a letter from Sally dated 8-8-09, "
I have been thinking about the Headstone with Mary L. Berry. According to your geneology the daughter of Uncle Jim, Mary Louise, called Mamie, died in 1915. The burial was private. Mamie was the daughter of Jim's first wife. The second wife was a Catholic and apparently she and Mamie did not get along. She moved in with the Greathead family. (Alice and her sisters were younger than Mamie. ) She was beautiful and had many suitors, but she married Bert Hancox who was NO GOOD. He had attended a "blue coat school" in London, but he drank to excess. (this from my mother) Mamie's last address was 5645 Calumet Ave, the Greathead address. I have a feeling that they did not want Hancox to know where she was buried. Sally "
A Blue Coat school, originally in London was the Christ Hospital school. This from Wikipedia:
Christ's Hospital is unique for a British independent school in that it educates a large proportion of its students free, and most at a reduced rate. This stems from its founding charter as a charitable school. School fees are paid on a means-tested </wiki/Means_test> basis (in 2006/7 families with a net assessed income of £7,499 pa or less pay nothing in contributions), with substantial subsidies paid by the school so that students from all walks of life are able to have a comprehensive, high quality, independent school education that would otherwise be beyond the means of their parents. In 2005/6 average parental income assessed was £14,275; over 50% of pupils are from families with a household income of less than £13,000; half are from single parent families; a third would qualify for free school dinners in the state system (compared to the national average of 14.3%).
From Chicago Daily Tribune article 4-21-1895 -- IF I can assume this is the right guy:
"HE IS ROBBED OF HIS DIAMOND PIN, Albert Hancox Has a Lively Time with Female Thief.
As Albert Hancox was walking along Madison street last night about 10 o'clock he was approached by a woman who stopped him and bega talking. Hancox told her he had no time to talk, as he wanted to catch a car. The woman persisted and caught Mr. Hancox by the lapel of the coat. As he tried to break away the woman took a diamond pin which he wore in his neck-scarf and ran toward an approaching Wabash avenue grip car going south. Hancox followed and caught the car at Monroe street. The woman had succeeded in getting on the trip, while Hancox caught the last trailer of the same train. Hancox made his way forward and at Adams street he also boarded the grip car and made an attempt to catch the woman, but she succeeded in pushing him off the car. He ran after the car and again boarded it at Jackson street. This time he succeeded in getting hold of the woman. The woman appealed to the passengers on the grip and they interfered and released her from Hancox's grasp. She left the car at Congress street, as did also several passengers. Officer Lenahan was at that corner and Hancox called on him to arrest the woman. When taken to the station she gave her name as May Ethelson. She was charged with larceny. The pin, which was recovered, had been given to Hancox by P.D. Armour and was valued at $150."
Noted events in his life were:
• Immigration, 1873. 13
• Occupation: Sign business, Oct 1902, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 503
• Occupation: Advertising Business, 6 Oct 1905, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 504
• Residence, 6 Oct 1905, 4119 Vincennes Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 41
• Residence, 20 Apr 1910, 5645 Calumet Ave. Chicago, Cook, IL. 13
• Occupation: Sign Manufacturer, 20 Apr 1910, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 13
• Residence, 2 Jan 1920, 244 Prospect Ave., Shields, Lake, IL. 14 Living here are Albert, wife Ellen, daughters Josephine, Mary, and Dorothy. They were renting.
• Occupation: Advertising salesman, 2 Jan 1920. 14
• Alt. Name: Albert Hancock, 1920. 14
• Residence, 14 Apr 1930, 521 Moffet, Lake Bluff, Lake, IL. 3 Living here were "Bertram" Hancox as head, wife Ellen, and stepdaughter Dorothy Love. They owned the home and owned a radio.
• Occupation: Fuel Oil Equipment Salesman, 14 Apr 1930. 3
• Occupation: Oil Burner and Door Bed business: Lake Bluff, Lake, IL. 31
• Obituary, 20 Mar 1938, Chicago Daily Tribune. 505 Albert H. Hancox, 70 years old, formerly of Lake Bluff, who was well known for many years in the oil burner and door bed business, died suddenly last night in his apartment at 1150 North LaSalle street. He came to Chicago in 1900 from Gloucester, England. Surivivng are his widow, Ellen; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ford, Libertyville, and Mrs. Josephine Quist, Lake Bluff, and a son, Joseph J. Hancox, Lake Bluff.
Albert married Mary (Mamie) Louisa Berry, daughter of Dr. James Gordon Berry I and Josephine J. Deegan, on 22 Nov 1900 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA.338 (Mary (Mamie) Louisa Berry was born on 22 Mar 1878 in Illinois,34,44 died on 8 Feb 1915 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 31,44 and was buried on 10 Feb 1915 in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL 31,63,421.)
Married by the pastor of Oakland M.E. Church in Chicago, C.S. Dudley
Albert next married Ella Lova on 29 May 1919 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA.76 (Ella Lova was born about 1885 in Michigan,14 died in 1954 and was buried in DeWitt City Cemetery, DeWitt, Clinton, MI 19.)