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Bairstow, Annie
c1879 -????

Annie Bairstow was the second of five children born to John Bairstow and Elena Stoney. John married Elena at Bradford Cathedral 26 December 1874. At the time of his marriage John was living at 33 George Street in Saltaire.

Annie was born c1879 in Saltaire. She was baptised 11December 1889 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1881 the family was living at 24 Titus Street in Saltaire. John was a wool comb setter. By 1891 the family had moved to 26 Albert Road (renumbered 51) in Saltaire. Although she was only 12 Annie was working as a worsted spinner. In 1891 the family emigrated to America. They boarded the S.S. City Of Berlin in Liverpool, arriving in New York 5 September 1891.

In 1900 Annie was unemployed living with her family in Burlington, New Jersey. By 1910 the family had moved to Camden, New Jersey, Annie was still without an occupation. In 1920 Annie was living with her widowed father, still in Camden.

In 1930 Annie was a lodger in Arch Street in Philadelphia. She was by now a book keeper in a department store. In 1940 she was at the same address, but she was now a stenographer.

Bairstow, Margaret
1 May 1871 – 5 December 1951

Margaret Bairstow was born 1 May 1871 in Saltaire, the youngest of six children, to Thomas Bairstow & Margaret Howland Croft. They were married 24 December 1843 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1851 they lived in Wilsden with Thomas working as a wool comber.

In 1861 they were living at 36 Helen Street in Saltaire with Thomas working as a gas & steam fitter. By 1871 they had moved to 33 George Street in Saltaire. Margaret was baptised 28 August 1871 at Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel. In 1881 & 1891 the family were living at 54 George Street in Saltaire with Margaret working as a plush winder.

Margaret emigrated, with her family, to the USA in 1892. They lived in Camden in the state of New Jersey. Margaret worked as a milliner and she never married.

Margaret died 5 December 1951 and she was buried three days later at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden.

Baxter, Agnes
c1873 - 1893

Agnes Baxter was born c1873 in Saltaire, the youngest of seven children to William & Agnes Bowness. They were married 3 June 1857 in Darlington. In 1871 they were living at 42 Helen Street in Saltaire with William working as a wool comber. William died in 1879.

In 1881 & 1891 widowed Agnes lived with her family at 7 Gordon Terrace (renumbered 63 Bingley Road) in Saltaire. In 1891 daughter Agnes was working a stuff weaver.

Sadly Agnes died in 1893, aged just 20. Agnes was the sister of Alice Baxter.

Baxter, Alice
1870 -????

Alice Baxter was born 1870 in Saltaire, the second youngest of seven children to William & Agnes Bowness. They were married 3 June 1857 in Darlington. In 1871 they were living at 42 Helen Street in Saltaire with William working as a wool comber. William died in 1879.

In 1881 & 1891 widowed Agnes lived with her family at 7 Gordon Terrace (renumbered 63 Bingley Road) in Saltaire. In 1891 Alice was working as a weaver.

Alice was the sister of Agnes Baxter.

(Alice Baxter is a common name – difficult to trace after 1891)

Beecroft, Mary Ann
c1866 -????
[Updated: 10 July 2017]

Mary Ann Beecroft was born c1866 in Saltaire, the eldest of four children to John Beecroft & Annie Brewerton. They were married in 1864. They lived at 46 Caroline Street in Saltaire with John working as a stock keeper in a factory.

John died in 1873 aged just 35. His widow, Annie, lived with her family at 46 Caroline Street in Saltaire until around 1898. In 1891 Mary was working as a warp dresser.

Mary sailed to the USA from Liverpool aboard the SS Majestic, arriving in New York 10 June 1891. She married David Wilson 22 August 1893 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Mary was the sister of Sarah Jane Beecroft.

(There is no record of Mary after 1891. In 1901 her mother was living without her daughters at 2 Queens Road in Shipley.)

Beecroft, Sarah Jane
c1873 -????

Sarah Jane Beecroft was born c1873 in Saltaire, the youngest of four children to John Beecroft & Annie Brewerton. They were married in 1864. They lived at 46 Caroline Street in Saltaire with John working as a stock keeper in a factory.

John died in 1873 aged just 35. His widow, Annie, lived with her family at 46 Caroline Street in Saltaire until around 1898. In 1891 Sarah was working as a weaver.

Sarah was the sister of Mary Ann Jane Beecroft.

(There is no record of Sarah after 1891. In 1901 her mother was living without her daughters at 2 Queens Road in Shipley.)

Bennett, Eva Louisa
c1879 -????

Eva Louisa Bennett was born c1879 in Saltaire the youngest of eight children to Charles & Sarah Bennett. Eva’s parents and siblings were all born in Suffolk.

In 1881 & 1891 the family were living at 12 Constance Street in Saltaire; Charles was a railway plate layer. In 1891 Eva aged just 12 worked as a spinner. In 1901 Eva and her widowed mother were living with her eldest brother, Henry at 23 George Street in Saltaire; Eva was working as a weaver.

Eva married Harry Bradshaw 1 February 902 at St Pauls Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 39 Caroline Street in Saltaire; Harry was a stuff weaving overlooker. They had two daughters; Eva born c1903 and Mary born 1911.

Boddy, Emma
1880 – 1900

Emma Boddy was the youngest of four children to John Boddy and Mary Ann Utley. They were married 24 December 1864 at All Saints Bingley.

Emma was born c1880 in Saltaire. In 1881 the family were living at 12 Shirley Street in Saltaire. John was a worsted overlooker. By 1891 the family had moved to 26 Shirley Street in Saltaire. John was now a clerk in the mill. Emma, aged just 11, was a spinner.

Sadly Emma died in October 1900, aged just 20.

Bolton, Alice
c1879 – 7 February 1934

Alice Bolton was born in Saltaire c1879. She was the youngest of five children to John & Leah Bolton. In 1881 & 1891 the family were living at 21Jane St in Saltaire. In 1891 Alice, aged 12, was a part time scholar while she worked as a worsted spinner. By 1901 Alice was a cloth burler, she was living with her widowed father at 16 Barrett Street in Shipley

Alice married Heber Cryer 29 October 1901 at St Paul’s, Shipley. By 1911 they were living at 44 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. Heber was a joiner & undertaker. They had two children; Elsie born c1903 and Arthur c1906.

Heber fought in World War One. He was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers serving with the Inland Water Transport Corps. Heber died in 1943.

Alice died 7 February 1934, aged 55, at Salts Hospital in Saltaire. At the time of her death Alice was living at 16 Market Street in Shipley.

Burnett, Elizabeth
1873 – 27 March 1944

Elizabeth Burnett was born 1873 in Saltaire, the eldest of five children to James Burnett & Hannah Tillotson. They were married 16 June 1872 at Bradford Cathedral. From 1881 they lived at 5 Edward Street in Saltaire with James working as a blacksmith’s striker.

Elizabeth worked as a silk picker then as a yarn hanker. She moved with her family to 10 Edward Street in Saltaire around 1915. She never married and remained in the same house until she died 27 March 1944.

In her will, Elizabeth left £1212 11s 7d (worth £47k in 2015) to her brother Joseph.

 
 
 
   

 
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