Lillian Ann “Lillie” Batty Hyden, Manchester, Lancashire, England




Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Lillian Ann Batty Hyden

Birth: Feb. 4, 1927
Lancashire, England

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral,  Manchester, Lancashire, England

Name Lillian Ann Batty Hyden
Maiden Name Batty
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1984
Event Place Houston, Harris, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 04 Feb 1927
Death Date 30 Oct 1984
Affiliate Record Identifier 23669763
Cemetery San Jacinto Memorial Park
Citing this Record
“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch ( : 11 July 2016), Lillian Ann Batty Hyden, 1984; Burial, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States of America, San Jacinto Memorial Park; citing record ID 23669763, Find a Grave,

Death: Oct. 30, 1984
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Daughter: of George Daniel Batty, Jr. and Florence May Tomlinson.
Married: James Benjamin “J.B.” Hyden after World War II in England.

Married: November 15, 1945, in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Manchester (St. Mary’s) chapel, in Dean’s-gate and near the river Irwell, erected by the Warden and Fellows of the College, by act of parliament, in 1756, is a handsome edifice of the Doric order, with a tower and spire 186 feet in height. This chapel of ease was one of very few in Greater Manchester that was allowed to perform marriages. By 1806, sanction had been given for marriages, which is reflected in the fact that this chapel’s marriage registers commence from 1806 onward.

Manchester Museum, Lancashire, England
Emigrated to America after World War II on the ship the S. S. Queen Mary, with her mother, Florence “Flo” (Tomlinson) Batty in about 1946. Went to be with husband, James B. Hyden in America.

Resided in Galena Park, Harris, Texas for years.
Mother of James Daniel “Danny” Hyden Sr. of Rosharon, TX, and Michael Anthony Hyden of Houston, TX.

Grandchildren: James Daniel Hyden Jr., Stefanie Ann Hyden (Bush), and Kristopher Lee Hyden.
She died of Cancer, at the home of her son, James Hyden & daughter-in-law, Phyllis (Frederick) Hyden, in Pine Trails, Houston, TX.

Family links: 
George Daniel Batty (1899 – 1952)
Florence May Tomlinson White (1908 – 1990)

James Benjamin Hyden (1920 – 1997)

Lillian Ann Lillie <i>Batty</i> HydenLillian Ann Lillie <i>Batty</i> Hyden

San Jacinto Memorial Park
Harris County
Texas, USA

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Dec 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23669763

S.S. Queen Mary – Cunard White Star


S.S. Queen Mary 20 June 1945

RMS Queen Mary arriving in New York Harbor with thousands of U.S. troops, 20 June 1945. This is the ship that carried Lillian (Batty) Hyden to America with her husband in the U.S. Army, James Benjamin Hyden. Then, her mother, Florence May (Tomlinson) Batty White and her second husband, Kenneth White emigrated to America from Manchester, England to America after 1952 according to her daughter. 


Jessie Euphersia “Mae” (Moore) Hyden Nichols Cherry

Birth: Aug. 26, 1889
Lavaca County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1956
Harris County
Texas, USA

Daughter of Thedeus Thadmore “Thad” P. Moore and Mary Agnes (Spalding) Moore of Texas.
First spouse: James Ellison Hyden
Children: Virginia Beedie “Ginny” (Maynard), Melba Lee, James Benjamin Hyden of Texas.
Second spouse: George Amos Nichols of Oklahoma.
Child: George Julius Nichols of Texas.
Third spouse: John A. Cherry Jr. of Texas.
Child: Female Cherry (infant, age 4 hours), Texas

name:James E Hyden
event date:1930
event place:Precinct 3, Hunt, Texas
marital status:Married
estimated birth year:1886
immigration year:
relationship to head of household:Head
father’s birthplace:Virginia
mother’s birthplace:Virginia
enumeration district number:0019
family number:25
sheet number and letter:1B
line number:92
nara publication:T626, roll 2359
film number:2342093
digital folder number:4547982
image number:01061
headJames E HydenM44Virginia
wifeJessie M HydenF32Texas
daughterVirginia B HydenF12Texas
daughterMelba L HydenF11Texas
sonJames B HydenM9Texas
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2012), James E Hyden, Precinct 3, Hunt, Texas; citing enumeration district (ED) 0019, sheet 1B, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2359.

name:George A Nichols
titles & terms:
event year:1940
event place:Monahans, Justice Precinct 2, Ward, Texas, United States
marital status:Married
race (original):
race (standardized):White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized):Head
estimated birth year:1890
residence in 1935:Rural, Hunt, Texas
enumeration district number:238-3D
family number:12
sheet number and letter:1A
line number:23
nara publication number:T627
nara roll number:4158
digital folder number:005458072
image number:00145
headGeorge A NicholsM50Tennessee
wifeJessie NicholsF42Texas
sonGeorge J NicholsM4Texas
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2012), George A Nichols, Monahans, Justice Precinct 2, Ward, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 238-3D, sheet 1A, family 12, NARA digital publication T627, roll 4158.

name: Jessie Euphersia Cherry
death date: 07 Aug 1956
death place: Houston, Harris, Texas
gender: Female
race: White
death age: 66 years 11 months 11 days
estimated birth date:
birth date: 26 Aug 1889
birthplace: Yoakum, Texas
marital status: Widowed
spouse’s name:
father’s name: Thad D Moore
father’s birthplace: Texas
mother’s name: Mary Agnes Spalding
mother’s birthplace: Texas
occupation: Housewife
place of residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
cemetery: Garden of Gethsemane
burial place: Houston, Texas
burial date: 10 Aug 1956
additional relatives: X
film number: 2114932
digital film number: 4032106
image number: 1732
reference number: cn 42591
Citing this Record
“Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Feb 2013), Thad D Moore in entry for Jessie Euphersia Cherry, 07 Aug 1956; citing reference cn 42591, State Registrar Office, Austin, Texas.

Family links:
James Ellison Hyden (1886 – 1942)

  George “Geo” Amos Nichols
John A. Cherry Jr. (1879 – 1953)

Melba Lee Hyden Cole (1918 – 1995)
James Benjamin Hyden (1920 – 1997)

Forest Park Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104619177

James Ellison “J. E.” Hyden

James Ellison Hyden

Birth: Feb. 22, 1886
Lee County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1942
Hunt County
Texas, USA

Son of Samuel Benjamin Hyden & Dorcas Virginia Hall

Husband of Jessie Euphersia “Mae” Moore

Source: Greenville Evening Banner, Monday, March 16, 1942, Pg. 6

James E. Hyden Dies at Floyd; Funeral Today

James Ellison Hyden, 56, prominent resident of Floyd, died at his home in that community Sunday afternoon at 1:55 o’clock following an illness of several years duration.

Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. in the Gray funeral Chapel with Rev. Claude Johnson of Sherman was in charge of the final rites. Burial was in McWright cemetery.

Pallbearers were: R.M. Bryan, F.L. Porter, Cecil Hudson, Hub Fletcher, F.A. Terry and H.C. McClellan.

Mr. Hyden was born in Lee County, Virginia, Feb. 22, 1886. He came to Hunt county from Virginia in 1900, and had since made his home in this section.

A Christian since early life, Mr. Hyden belonged to the Floyd Methodist church at the time of his death. Surviving are one son, James Hyden of Floyd; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Maynard and Melba Hyden of Texarkana; three brothers, O.L. Hyden, Gladewater, G.C. Hyden, Greggton and Roy Hyden, FLoyd; and four sisters, Mrs. A.L. Wooten, Floyd, Sarepta Hyden, Greggtown, Mrs. V.A. Able, California and Mrs. W.L. Reynolds, Greggton.

Family links:
Samuel Benjamin Hyden (1857 – 1932)
Dorcas Virginia Hall Hyden (1858 – 1928)

Jessie Euphersia Moore Cherry (1889 – 1956)

Melba Lee Hyden Cole (1918 – 1995)
James Benjamin Hyden (1920 – 1997)

Martha M. Hyden (1882 – 1903)
James Ellison Hyden (1886 – 1942)
Samuel Roy Hyden (1900 – 1951)

McWright Cemetery
Hunt County
Texas, USA

Created by: Kim R
Record added: Feb 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85771494

Florence May “Flo” or “Sugar” (Tomlinson) Batty White


Birth: 18 May 1902
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: 2 March 1990
Galena Park, Harris County, Texas, USA 

Spouse #1 George Daniel Batty, Jr.

Married: 31 July 1926 in Manchester, Lancashire, England

Children: Lillian Ann Batty 
Spouse # 2 Kenneth “Ken” J. White.

Married: 1952 in Manchester, Lancashire, England

No children


Manchester, Lancashire, England

Came to America aboard the S. S. Queen Mary, to reside near her only daughter, Lillian Ann Batty Hyden and son-in-law, J.B. Hyden in 1952.
Resided in Galena Park, Texas, with her second husband, Kenneth “Ken” White in Galena Park, Harris, Texas. Ken called her “Sugar”, and they were very much in love.

Name Florence May Tomlinson
Event Type Census
Event Date 1911
Event Place Clayton Le Moors, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, England
County Lancashire
Parish Clayton Le Moors
Sub-District Harwood
Registration District Blackburn
Gender Female
Age 9
Occupation SCHOOLS
Birth Year (Estimated) 1902
Birthplace Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Line 3
Page 1
Elizabeth Mary Tomlinson Head F 31 Blackburn, Lancashire
Ernest Tomlinson Son M 12 Blackburn, Lancashire
Florence May Tomlinson Daughter F 9 Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire
Miriam Ena Tomlinson Daughter F 3 Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire
Citing this Record    “England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch ( : 2 August 2017), Florence May Tomlinson in household of Elizabeth Mary Tomlinson, Clayton Le Moors, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

According to Texas death records her birth date was 18 May 1902, but Flo was always evasive about her birth date. She never would tell anyone when she was born or how old she was. She had them put 18 May 1908 on her headstone. She was so sensitive about her age. I believe that the 1902 date is the accurate one.

first name:Florence
middle name:
last name:White
name suffix:
birth date:18 May 1902
social security number:464-46-9508
place of issuance:Texas
last residence:Harris, Texas
zip code of last residence:77029
death date:March 1990
estimated age at death:88
Citing this Record
“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Nov 2012), Florence White, March 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). 

Family links:
George Daniel Batty (1899 – 1952)
Kenneth J. White (1929 – 1994)

Lillian Ann Batty Hyden (1927 – 1984)


Florence May (Tomlinson) Batty White. First husband George Daniel Batty Jr. Second husband Kenneth J. White.


San Jacinto Memorial Park
Harris County
Texas, USA 

San Jacinto Memorial Park, Houston, Harris, Texas

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Dec 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23669620

James Benjamin “J.B./Jake” Hyden

James Benjamin J.B./Jake HydenJames Benjamin J.B./Jake Hyden

Birth: Dec. 8, 1920
Hunt County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1997
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Great Grandson: of John M. “Jack” Hyden and Martha J. (Terry) Hyden of Virginia.
Grandson: of Samuel Benjamin Hyden and Dorcas Virginia (Hall) Hyden of Virginia.
Son: of James Ellison Hyden & Jessie Mae (Moore) Hyden of Texas.
Brother: of Virginia Beedie Hyden (Maynard), and Melba Lee Hyden (Cole).

Husband: of Lillian “Lillie” Ann Batty. James & Lillian met in England during World War II, while J.B. was serving in the U. S. Armed Forces from 1938-1945.

Married: 15 November 1945 in Manchester, Lancashire, Northwest England.
Occupation: Truck Driver for Halliburton Inc, Galena Park, TX and Auxiliary Police officer for Galena Park, TX.
Resided: Galena Park, TX.
Father: of James Daniel “Danny” Hyden, Sr. of Rosharon, TX, and Michael Anthony “Tony” Hyden of Houston, TX.
Grandfather: of James Daniel Hyden, Jr., Stefanie Ann Hyden (Bush), and Kristopher Lee Hyden.

name:James Benjamin Hyden
marital status:
death date:29 Jun 1997
death county:Galveston
death place:Galveston, Texas, United States
Citing this Record
“Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2012), James Benjamin Hyden, 29 Jun 1997; citing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin,Texas.

Family links: 
James Ellison Hyden (1886 – 1942)
Jessie Euphersia Moore Cherry (1889 – 1956)

Lillian Ann Batty Hyden (1927 – 1984)

Melba Lee Hyden Cole (1918 – 1995)

San Jacinto Memorial Park
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Dec 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23669796