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Crossley, Edith Maude (nee Horne)
27 May 1905 – 1983

Edith Maude Horne was the daughter of Abraham Horne. Abraham was born 25 January 1877 in Wibsey. He was baptised 1 January 1879 at Bradford Cathedral. Abraham married Mary Jaffer, 7 July 1900, at All Saints Bingley. They had three children; Helena, Edith and Herbert. In the 1901 census they were living with Abraham’s parents at 3 Katherine Street, with Abraham working as a painter.

Edith, their second child, was born 27 November 1905 in Shipley. By 1911 the family had moved to 12 Queens Road in Shipley. Edith worked as a burler & mender at Saltaire Mills. Edith's sister, Helena, worked as a burler & mender at Saltaire Mills from 1912 to around 1925. By 1919, Edith and her parents had returned to Saltaire living at 7 Katherine Street.

Edith, living with her family at 11 Park Terrace in Shipley, married Harold Crossley in 1939. Harold was a woolcomber's clerk and was four years older than Edith. They lived at 6 Thornacre Crescent in Shipley.

Edith died in 1983; Harold died in 1994.

(Compiled with the help of Derek Leeming, a nephew of Edith. Many thanks.)

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