Eric William Smith (61) Eric was the youngest of the children of Benjamin Smith and Helen Barnes.

 

He was born at Havering-atte-Bower in 1874 and lived all his life at Fernside where his sister, Helen Ethel, spent her life as his companion and housekeeper. He never married. Nor did he ever declare an occupation.

 

He died on 17th January, 1961 at 32 Clitheroe Road, Romford, Essex.

 

 

His two elder brothers pursued careers but Eric seems to have been content to manage on the inheritance built up by father Benjamin as a Coffee Broker.

 

He was a major supporter of the Church.

 

                                                                                National Probate Records

 

         A wall plaque in the church at Havering-atte-Bower, Essex