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Thompson, Arthur Harold - WW1 Roll of Honour

Thornton, Arthur - Mill Worker
1854 – 18 April 1915

Arthur Thornton was the son of Thomas Thornton. Thomas was born 15 August 1814 in Haworth. He married Ann – maiden name and marriage date unknown. In 1851 they lived in Wilsden with Thomas working as a weaver.

Arthur, the youngest of seven children, was born 1854 in Wilsden. He was baptised 8 Oct 1854 St Matthew Haworth.

By 1861 the family had moved to Saltaire, living at 17 George Street. In 1871 they were living at 3 Fern Place with both Thomas and Arthur working as warp dressers.

Arthur had a son, Fred, in 1875 with a Mary Elizabeth – maiden name and marriage date unknown.

Arthur married Jessie Harriet Goodacre in 1881. They had eight children: Tom (b1882), Arthur (b886), Albert (b1888), Beatrice (b1889), Ada (b1890), Edwin (b1893), Jesse (b1895) and Robert (b1897). In 1901 Arthur was working in Saltaire Mills as a warp dresser and living with his family at 10 Constance Street. By 1911 they had moved to 8 Albert Road (renumbered 15) in Saltaire. By 1915 they were living at 68 Victoria Road in Saltaire.

Arthur died 18 April 1915 and was buried two days later at Hirst Wood Cemetery. Jessie died in 1928. Arthur was a renowned cricketer, with a long connection with Saltaire Cricket Club. Four of their sons: Albert, Arthur, Edwin & Robert, fought in World War One.

Thorpe, Willie - WW1 Roll of Honour

Turner, Norah - Mill Worker
???? – ????

Norah Turner was the daughter of Wilfred & Mary Turner. She was working at Salt’s Mill when she married John Leslie Kendall, 26 March 1949, at St Peter’s Shipley. Norah was living at 23 Constance Street and John at 6 Mawson Street.
The married couple lived at 23 Constance Street until around 1955 when they moved to 9 Laburnum Road in Shipley. By 1958 they were living at 76 Coach Road in Baildon.

John was born 25 May 1921 and he died in 1980.

 
 
 
 
 
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