Who was Obell?
I am researching the Simmonds family tree. I think the family originated from Somerset but during the latter half of the 18th century and the 20th century the family were based in the Wandsworth/Battersea/Islington area of London.
There is a record of an Obell Simmonds dying of senility (aged 76) on 11.1.1932; she was buried in Islington Cemetery. The unusual Christian name reappears in Obell Elizabeth Simmonds who was born in Wandsworth in 1880.
Where does the name come from? And were these two women related? Does anyone know?