Hi, thankyou for your message, I was just about to give up on Eva. Although not a direct descendant Eva has always intrigued me. Her husband Frank Waters was my husbands great uncle.
I know very little about Frank and Eva, as Frank was killed in the 1st WW in France on the 18th October 1918 aged 28, they had no children. I have been led to believe that Eva left Frank and that is why he joined the army. He was in a reserved occupation as an overlooker at Compstall Mill. All Franks war medals where sent to his parents but returned as they where sent to the wrong address.
Rumor has it that Eva emigrated to America, ?? when. to date I have not been able to find any emigration records for her, or a second marriage or death in the UK'
The 1901 census shows only Edward and Sarah Frogatt living at 156 Monague Street Compstall
while the 1911 census shows Edward Sarah and Eva there adopted daughter place of birth unknown still at 156 Montague street.
therefore Eva was adopted after the age of 8, so where was she till then?
On the Marriage certificate Eva's address is given as 156 Montague Street Compstall, occupation none father Joseph Gibbons.
As I said Eva has and still does intrigue me. You said you had some photography's, we have a lot of Frank but none of Eva I don't know if you would be prepared to email me some. If you have any information on Eva and are prepared to share it, it would be very much appreciated. If I can be of any help with your research please let me know.