Alice Marguerite BRADFORD (née IDIENS) (1885-1946)
Alice Marguerite Bradford, née Idiens (1885-1946), known as Daisy, was a member of the Idiens family who lived at Wickhamford Manor for around seven years at the turn of the 20th century and were friends of the Sladden family.
Daisy was born on 29th June 1885, the third of seven children and eldest daughter of John and Alice Idiens. Daisy spent her early years at their home in High Street, Evesham. Around 1899, her parents took on the tenancy of Wickhamford Manor and quickly became involved with the local community.
By 1911, the Idiens family had left Wickhamford and moved to Poole, but Daisy was living and working in Bournemouth, employed as a lady’s help in a boarding house.
Daisy emigrated to Canada later in 1911, according to information given on the Canadian 1921 census. Within two years, her parents and all her siblings (bar the eldest, Harold) had followed in her wake.
On 5th July 1913, Daisy married Edmund Ewart Bradford at Royal Oak; her husband had emigrated in 1906. They had two sons: Peter (c1914) and Desmond Ewart (1915-1940). Daisy is mentioned in a letter written by Ethel Sladden on 26th November 1915 when Ethel comments on news received from Doris Idiens about Daisy and her second child.
Daisy died at Saanich, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, on 10th June 1946, aged 60. She was buried at St Mary's Cemetery, Metchosin, Capital Regional District, British Columbia.