Louise “Touie” <I>Hawkins</I> Conan Doyle

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Louise “Touie” Hawkins Conan Doyle

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 4 Jul 1906 England
  • Burial Grayshott, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England
  • Memorial ID 131738384

Louise Conan Doyle (nee Hawkins) was the first wife of Arthur Conan Doyle. They were married at St Oswald's Church, Thornton-in-Lonsdale in August 1885.
They had two children. A daughter,Mary Louise Conan Doyle who was born in Portsmouth in 1889 & a son Arthur Alleyne Kingsley Conan Doyle who was born in 1892.
In 1893 Louise was diagnosed with tuberculosis and initially given only a few months to live. Arthur took her to Switzerland for the air but then homesick, they returned to England. Believing the air here was beneficial, they settled near Hindhead where Arthur built a new home for them called "Undershaw". After a long illness Louise died in 1906. Arthur married his second wife Jean a year later.
Both of Louise's children are buried next to her in this cemetery.


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In loving memory of
Louise Conan Doyle
who died July 4th 1906
Erected by her sorrowing husband
Arthur Conan Doyle

Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven


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  • Created by: Woose
  • Added: 22 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131738384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise “Touie” Hawkins Conan Doyle (unknown–4 Jul 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131738384, citing St Luke Churchyard, Grayshott, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Woose (contributor 48275987) .