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Hanson, John - Mill Worker
1833 – 21 January 1919

John Hanson born in 1833 in Keighley. Aged just eight he worked for Daniel Salt (father of Sir Titus) in Bradford and subsequently he worked for Sir Titus too. When Saltaire Mills opened in 1853, John was the first overlooker in the spinning department. Later he would become an overlooker in drawing and combing.

John married Mary Wright 6 January 1859 at Keighley Parish Church. They had seven children, the eldest of whom, Joe Harry, died 12 February 1878 aged just 14.  In 1861 they were living at 6 Titus Street in Saltaire, in 1871 at 6 George Street. By 1881 they were living at 8 Glen View Terrace in Shipley, where they remained the rest of their lives.

Mary died 30 July 1914 and was buried alongside her son in St Pauls Lower Churchyard. John was the oldest member of the Overlookers’ Union in the Bradford when he died 21 January 1919. He was buried alongside his wife and son.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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