Ada Manby: She had been born in the Plomesgate district of Suffolk in 1878. Her parents were Henry Wake, a farmer b. 1830 in Grundisburgh, Suffolk, and Martha (nee Symonds; she had been born in January 1839 in Burgh, Suffolk) Manby who had married toward the end of 1859 in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Her known brothers and sisters were Harry, b. 1860, Ethel, b. 1865, Herbert, b. 1867, Maurice, b. 1868, Maude, b. 1869, Martha Jane, b. 1870, Frank, b. 1874, Julia, b. 1876, and Charles Symonds, b. 1880. In 1881, when the Manby family lived in Hoo, Suffolk, there were three servants living in the household; Emma Brett, 21, cook, Mary Sawyer, 21, housemaid, and Florence Cotton, 14, nursemaid. Her father was a farmer, who in 1881 owned 506 acres of land, who employed 22 men and five boys. Her point of origin was noted by the Cunard Line as Montreal, Canada. Ada Manby survived the sinking of the Lusitania. It is possible she passed away in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in 1949.
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