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Fanny Elizabeth BLISS (née CORDEUX) (1848-1943)

Known As
Mrs Willie
Biographical Details

Fanny Bliss was the wife of William Bliss who was a good friend of Julius Sladden when the latter went to work in Chipping Norton in the early 1870s.

Fanny Elizabeth Cordeux (1848-1943) was born at Northampton in 1848, the daughter of Thomas Lindsey Cordeux and his wife, Mary (née Trasler).

On 17th August 1869 Fanny married William Bliss, a woollen manufacturer, at St Giles, Northampton. After marriage, she went to live with him in his home town of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, where he was a partner in “William Bliss & Son”.

Fanny and William had six sons:  William Lindsay (1870-1942), Herbert Francis (1872-1956), Henry Ernest (1873), Bernard Robert (1876-1948), John Sidney (1878-1943) and Christopher Guy (1879).  They lived on New Street, Chipping Norton, until about 1900 when William retired and they moved to 8 The Croft, Castle Street, Wallingford.  In 1911 they were at Shilingford, Wallingford.

Fanny died at Boars Hill, Berkshire, on 27th February 1943.  Her husband, William, had died just over 12 years previously on Christmas Eve 1925.

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