This simple gravestone in St Mary's churchyard Frampton, observed while cutting the grass, led to Colin Palmer researching into Viola Harvey's circumstances. There is none of the usual detail to be found on most memorials re family etc which roused his curiosity and led to the information to be found on this page.
born 7th September 1903 at West Lodge Southover
died as a result of a motorbike accident at the Southover turning 7th October 1925 Buried St Mary's Frampton
research by Colin Palmer
Dorset Daily Echo and Weymouth Despatch October 8th 1925
According to the 1901 census, Viola had at least one older sister (Iris) born 1897 and a brother (Sydney) born 1899.
Viola's father was 34 in 1903 when she was born and he was head gardener at Frampton Court. This photograph of the gardeners at the Court is dated 1908. The gentleman on the right is the only one not wielding a gardening tool and, therefore, is likely to be the head man. He also looks about the right age to be Henry John Harvey
(see birth certificate)
Viola's birth certificate (above) and death certificate (below)
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