A dressmaker and the youngest of 3 children of George Cowell (an army ordnance depot foreman) and Ellen Bockham, Elizabeth Cowell, the third cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Rochester, Kent, England on 13 Apr 18901,2,3,4,5 and married Lewis Medcalf (a house decorator with whom she had 1 child, Mary Helen) in Medway, Kent, England c. May 19206.
During her life, she was living at Maidstone Road, Rochester on 5 Apr 18911; at 1 Quarters, Fort Clarence, Rochester on 31 Mar 19012; at Fort Clarence, Rochester on 2 Apr 1911, less than a mile from her sister Alice Sarah who was living at 112 Cecil Road, Rochester, Kent, England7; at 94 Rochester Avenue, Rochester on 29 Sept 19393; and at 7 Lyndhurst Avenue, Rainham, Kent in 1973.
She died on 28 Feb 1973 in Chatham, Kent4.
Residence record for 1973 contains no citation
Ellen Cowell residence is same location probably should be recorded as the same address (' Fort Clarence, Rochester, Kent, England'/' 1 Quarters, Fort Clarence, Rochester, Kent, England') in 1901
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