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McLaughlin, Catherine
1872 -????

Catherine McLaughlin was born 1872 in Saltaire, the second of five children, to Irish parents, John & Mary McLaughlin. In 1881 they lived at 7 Fanny Street in Saltaire with John working as a blacksmith. By 1891 they had moved to 24 Albert Road (renumbered 47) in Saltaire with Catherine working as a plush weaver.
In 1901 Catherine was single, working as a cloth weaver, and living with her brother at 20 Mary Street in Saltaire.

(It is unclear what happened to Catherine after 1901.)

Metcalfe, Mary Hannah
1878 – 1944

Mary Hannah Metcalfe was born 1878 in Saltaire, the youngest of five daughters to Joseph & Mary Metcalfe. In 1881 they were living at 56 George Street in Saltaire with Joseph working as a mill hand. Joseph died in 1887. In 1891 & 1901 widowed Mary lived with her daughters at 12 Fanny Street in Saltaire. In 1891 Mary Hannah was a spinner and 1901 she was a mohair reeler.

Mary Hannah married Edward Glenn 25 May 1901 at St Pauls Shipley. In 1911 they were living without children at 6 Fanny Street in Saltaire. Edward was working as an iron moulder and Mary Hannah as a wool drawer. They lived at 6 Fanny Street there all their married life.

Mary Hannah died in 1944. Mary Hannah was the sister of Rosetta Metcalfe.

Metcalfe, Rosetta
1875 - 1938

Rosetta Metcalfe was born 1875 in Saltaire, the second youngest of five daughters to Joseph & Mary Metcalfe. In 1881 they were living at 56 George Street in Saltaire with Joseph working as a mill hand. Joseph died in 1887. In 1891 & 1901 widowed Mary lived with her daughters at 12 Fanny Street in Saltaire. In 1891 Rosetta was a silk spreader.

Rosetta married Thomas Hill 25 May 1895 at St Pauls Shipley. Thomas was a painter living at 16 Herbert Street in Saltaire. They had four children; John (b1896), Albert (b1898), Clara (b1906) & Annie (b1909). In 1901 they lived at 22 Fanny Street in Saltaire and from 1911 they lived at 1 Lockwood Street in Saltaire.

Rosetta died in 1938. Both her sons, John Hill & Albert Hill, served their country in WW1. Rosetta was the sister of Mary Hannah Metcalfe.

Mitchell, Susannah
3 May 1869 – 1948

Susannah Mitchell was born 3 May 1869 in Saltaire, the younger of two daughters, to Joseph Mitchell & Grace Hartley. They were married 4 April 1863 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they lived at 10 Fanny Street in Saltaire with Joseph working as a gas fitter. In 1881 they were at 14 Ada Street in Saltaire with Joseph working as a watchman and Susannah as a spinner. By 1891 they had moved to 49 Caroline Street in Saltaire with Susannah working as a warp dresser.

Susannah emigrated to the USA, arriving in New York, from Liverpool, 10 June 1891, aboard SS Majestic of the White Star Line. She married George Dinsdale (who was also from Saltaire) in 1904. They had a son, Frank Mitchell Dinsdale, born 6 December 1899 in Bridgeport in Fairfield County in the state of Connecticut.

They returned to Saltaire 27 May 1904 and in 1911 they were living at 8 Titus Street. By 1918 they were living at 152 Marsh Street in Bradford. Frank served in the Royal Air Force during WW1.

George died in 1939 and Susannah died in 1948.

Moss, Alice
c1869 -????

Alice Moss born in Saltaire c1869 was the youngest of eight children to James & Sarah Moss. Alice lived at 11 Katherine Street in Saltaire from her birth to after 1901.

In 1871 the head of the house was her father, James, who worked as a quarry man. In 1881 the head of the house was her widowed mother, Sarah. Alice aged just 12 worked a worsted spinner. In 1891 the head of the house was Alice’s oldest sister, Eileen. Alice was working as a weaver.

Alice married Joe Clark 21 March 1896 at St Paul’s Shipley. In 1901 Alice, her husband and their son Norman, born c1898, where living at 11 Katherine Street in Saltaire. Joe was an engine fitter.

By 1911 the family were living at 10 Lorraine Street in Stoneferry, near Hull.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
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