Gladys May Sired

Author: Christine Boston
Date published: 17/02/2020
© Christine Boston

Gladys May Sired


Born 02/05/1893 St John Paddington.  Died 28/04/1964 41 Sidestrand Road Newbury.

Mother Adela Ellen Woon formerly Hack 31 South Street Paddington.  No father is mentioned on the birth certificate.

Adela Ellen Hack married Robert Woon (Butcher) 29/03/1891 10 Affleck Street Pentonville – Fathers Allen Henry Hack, Steward and John Woon (dec.) Coachman.

Allen Henry Hack b. 1838, Seaman Merchant Service, mother Jane Hack formerly Black (seamstress) married 21/10/1860 Shoreham Sussex.

Census 1891 shows Robert Woon (Butcher) and Adela Woon living in Clerkenwell London.  No children listed.  

Census 1901 shows Robert Woon born Jersey (Poulterer) living 1 Field View Cottages Hornsey Middx.  New wife Sarah plus three children.

Census 1911 shows Adela Woon living in Streatham occupation cook.

First Husband

Reginald George Horace Maynard b. 20/12/1893.  Married Gladys May 20/04/1915.  Mother Alice Hopkins and Father Reginald EA Maynard, newspaper reporter 10 Garrard Street Reading.  On marriage certificate it stated Father of Gladys as James North Butcher Odiham and Gladys as adopted daughter thus giving Gladys May North. This was later changed to Gladys May Davis Woon as no proof of adoption could be found.

Reginald died 04/11/1952 Chef at Reading hospital.

Son Douglas (my father) was born 20/10/1914 and registered as Douglas Maynard Woon.  No father shown on birth certificate.  Mother drapers’ assistant of Cemetery Hill Odiham.

Son Kenneth born 08/03/1920.

Second Husband

Charles William Walter Sired married on 27/04/1930, bachelor, telephone linesman.   Father Alfred James Sired , House decorator.  Charles address given as 49B Westgate Chichester, Gladys as Cemetery Hill, Odiham.  Charles died 26/06/1937.

Had one daughter Anne born 27/11/1930 who is still living and lives in West Sussex.




Sources: as above

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