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Rhoda HEARD (1897- )

Name: Rhoda HEARD1
Sex: Female
Father: Thomas William HEARD (1857-1938)
Mother: Emily WARREN (c. 1867-1925)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1897 New Buildings - Sandford, Devon, England
Baptism 2 Feb 1898 (age 0-1) Sandford, Devon, England
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 3) Sandford, Devon, England2
North Lakes, Sandford
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 13) Exminster, Devon, England3
Matford Cottage, Exminster

Individual Note

According to the research of cousin Norina Dixon, the family stories about Rhoda indicate that she spent a good deal of her life in a Mental Hospital - probably Exminster. One story has it that she was overly fond of the young men in uniform during the First World War, and one of them broke her heart. As a r3esult of her grief she was committed. another story, and the more plausible , has it that she was in love with one young soldier who was sent to the front and never returned. His body was never found. She took comfort in religion and eventually her religious devotion turned to mania and she was committed.


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"Census 1901 Sandford, Devon ED 5 RG13/2131 Folio 40 Page 6 (Thomas Heard)". ED 5 RG13/2131 Folio 40 Page 6. Cit. Date: 31 March 1901. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3"Census 1911 Exminster, Devon, England RG14/12661 RG78/727 RD270 SD6 ED4 SN147 (Thomas Heard)". RG14/12661 RG78/727 RD270 SD6 ED4 SN147. Cit. Date: 2 April 1911. Assessment: Secondary evidence.