Vera Helen Usher

8 June 1887–9 May 1953 (Age 65)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Vera Helen

Vera Helen Usher was born on 8 June 1887, in London, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Usher. She married Frank Lionel Coulthard Heysham on 3 July 1912, in Bengal, India. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Everton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 9 May 1953, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Frank Lionel Coulthard Heysham
Vera Helen Usher
Marriage: 3 July 1912
Marjorie Helen Heysham
Phyllis Nina Heysham
Molly Joyce Heysham

Spouse and Children

3 July 1912
Bengal, India


    Marjorie Helen Heysham


    Phyllis Nina Heysham


    Molly Joyce Heysham


Parents and Siblings

    John Usher




World Events (8)

1888 · The Whitehall Mystery

Age 1

The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 14

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 21

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession .2 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

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Sources (3)

  • Vera Helen Usher, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Vera Helen Usher, "India Marriages, 1792-1948 "
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar for Vera Helen Heysham

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