Elizabeth Daker was born about 1851 in the Potternewton area of Leeds to Joseph Daker and Elizabeth (nee Senton). The 1851 Census shows that that the family were living on Town Street in Chapel Allerton.
In 1861 the family were still on Town Street, Elizabeth was the only child still living at home and she was at school.
The 1871 Census shows that Elizabeth was working as a servant for Nancy Clark, a widowed land owner living at 19 Union Terrace.
Elizabeth’s mother died in 1876 and her father in 1878. The 1881 Census shows her working as a “General Servant Domstic” in the household of William H Williamson at 4 Marlborough Terrace in the Manningham district of Bradford. She was still working for William in 1891.
By the time of the 1901 Census, Elizabeth’s situation had changed and she was now living on Apsley Crescent, just round the corner from her previous place of employment, but now she was a “Lodging House Keeper” in partnership with Esmerelda Alice Thorpe. They had a servant of their own (step sister of Esmerelda) and a couple of boarders.
In 1911, Elizabeth and Esmerelda were still running the boarding house at 4 Apsley Crescent with the same servant.
Elizabeth died on 6 April 1926 and was buried on 10 April in the graveyard at St Matthew’s in Chapel Allerton.
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 13TH 1876
AGED 63 YEARS.
Here all her pain and suffering end
Safe on the bosom of her friend
Her Saviour and her God.
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
WHO DIED MAY 3RD 1878
AGED 63 YEARS
THY WILL BE DONE
ALSO JOHN DAKER
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 4TH 1899
AGED 58 YEARS.
ALSO ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF THE THE ABOVE
JOSEPH AND ELIZABETH DAKER
WHO DIED APRIL 6TH 1926
AGED 75 YEARS
LIFE’S RACE WELL RUN,
LIFE’S WORK WELL DONE,
LIFE’S CROWN WELL WON