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Edward Walker Harkess                  1863-1936
Edward was born about 1856, the son of William and Hannah Harkess, at Monkwearmouth, County Durham. He married Laura Isabella Stephenson.
Laura Isabella Stephenson               1864-1944
Laura was born about 1864, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
I have identified the following children.
  William Born abt 1891   Saltburn, Yorkshire  
Vere Kathleen Born abt 1899   Yarm,Yorkshire  

Birth of Parents
Edward Walker Harkess b: abt 1856               Monkwearmouth, County Durham       1856 4Q Sunderland 10a 391
son of William and Hannah Harkess

Laura Isabella Stephenson b: abt 1864               1864 1Q Stockton 10a 51

abt 1890
Edward Walker Harkess
Laura Isabella Stephenson
      1890 2Q Middlesbro' 9d 822

William Harkess b: abt 1891               Saltburn, Yorkshire       1891 2Q Guisbro 9d 506
son of Edward W. Harkess and Laura Isabella Stephenson
Vere Kathleen Harkess b: abt 1899               Yarm, Yorkshire       1899 2Q Stokesley 9d 681
daughter of Edward W. Harkess and Laura Isabella Stephenson

1901 Census RG13-4592 1 April 1901 Yarm, Yorkshire
High Street
Edward W. Harkess Laura (Wife)
Vere C. (Dau)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 44
Age 34
Age 2
Ship Builder & Owner Monkwearmouth
abt 1863
abt 1864
abt 1899

1901 Census RG13-4596 1 April 1901 Northallerton, Yorkshire N. R.
The Mount School
William Harkess Age 10 Student Saltburn Yorkshire abt 1891

1911 Census RG14-(176)1 3 April 1911 Stokesley, Yorkshire - North Riding
Levenside   (17 Rooms)
William Harkess
Sarah Ethel (Wife)
Joan Greta (Dau)
Edward Walker (Visitor) (M)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 50
Age 43
Age 10
Age 54
Ship Builder Middlesbro
abt 1860
21 Jun 1867
abt 1900
abt 1856

1911 Census RG14-(161) 3 April 1911 Bourton, Dorset
Highfield   (13 Rooms)
Laura Harkess (Head) (M)
William (Son)(s)
Vere (Dau)
Kate Stephenson (Sis)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 47
Age 20
Age 12
Age 43

Architecture Student
Yarm on Tees
abt 1864
abt 1900
abt 1900
abt 1867

Edward Walker Harkess Died 2 Aug 1936, Age 79,               1936 3Q Hove 2b 346

The Times, Tuesday, Aug 4, 1936                         Death
  HARKESS - On Aug. 2, 1936, at Hove, Sussex Edward Walker Harkess, late of Bourton, Dorset. in his 80th year.   Cremation private.   No flowers or mourning, at his request.
LONDON   15 Sep 1936                         Probate
HARKESS, Edward Walker, of 37 Tisbury-road, Hove, Sussex, died 2 August 1936, Probate London, 15 September, to William Harkess, architect, and Frank Lyons Moss, solicitor.   Effects £17,103 6s. 10d.   Resworn £17,109 11s. 2d.   Resworn £17,207 15s. 11d.

Laura Isabella (Stephenson) Harkess Died 10 Aug 1944, Age 80,             1944 3Q Chanctonbury 2b 352

The Times, Friday, Aug 11, 1944                         Death
  HARKESS - On Aug 10 1944, at Storrington, Sussex, peacefully, after long illness, LAura I. Harkess, widow of Edward Walker Harkess, late of Bourton, Dorset, and beloved mother of Vere and Billie.   Funeral private.
LLANDUDNO   27 Oct 1944                         Probate
HARKESS, Laura Isabella, of The White Horse Hotel, Storrington, Sussex, and of, care of Coutts and Company, 440 Strand, London, widow, died 10 August 1944, at The White Horse Hotel, Probate, Llandudno, 27 October, to Frank Lyons Moss, solicitor. Effects £4,815 9s. 5d.