Surgical Nursing Duties
Beatrice Mary was the youngest daughter of John Pickles, a stone merchant of Oxenhope, and Grace Ann Pickles nee Sugden of Keighley. Both were of farming stock in Oxenhope. They married at the Parish Church in Keighley on 23rd January 1877. Their older children were Rhoda Elizabeth, Margaret and John Sugden Pickles.
In 1901 the family lived at Shaw, Oxenhope:
In 1911 their address was 76 Shaw, Oxenhope. Grace was visiting Rhoda who was married with a family, living in Heysham. Beatrice was with her father and brother at home.
During World War One Beatrice worked at the War Hospital in Keighley, undertaking surgical nursing duties, from May 1917 to June 1919.
She never married, and sadly died at the young age of 39 on 25th May 1934 at Victoria Hospital, Keighley.
England and Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 (parents)
England and Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
1901 England Census
1911 England Census
West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers, 1840-1962
England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995