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Bailey, James William
c1856 - 1917

James William Bailey was the son of Robert Bailey. Robert was born c1831 in Huddersfield. He married Charlotte Lilley 11 February 1855 at St John the Baptist in Kirk Heaton.

James, an only child, was born c1856 in Huddersfield. In 1871 the family were living at 1 Herbert Street in Saltaire with Robert working as a tobacco maker and James as a cotton dyer. By 1881 they had moved to 22 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

James, working as a painter, married Clara Walker, 1 December 1881 at Braford Cathedral. Clara was a weaver living at 18 Mary Street in Saltaire. They had two children; Ethel (b 1888) & Fred (b1890).

In 1887 the family were living at 16 Mary Street in Saltaire before moving to 27 Albert Road (renumbered 53) in 1891. By 1896 they were living at 7 Lower School Street in Saltaire with James working as a caretaker for Salts Schools. From 1900 they lived at 3 Lower School Street.

James died in 1917. His widow, Clara, lived at 10 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, until her death in 1939.

Bairstow, John
24 May 1855 - 27 March 1922

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Balmforth, William
c1862 -????

William Balmforth was born c1862 in Shipley, the son of Joseph Balmforth.

William married Sarah Elizabeth Ann Leach 13 February 1893 at St Paul's Shipley. Sarah was ten years younger than William. They had a daughter, Mena, born in 1895. By 1895 they were living at 30 Ada Street in Saltaire where William was an overlooker.

William emigrated to America with his wife and daughter in 1907. They sailed from Liverpool aboard the SS Haverford 23 October, arriving in Philadelphia 4 November.
In 1910 they were living in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts where William was a cotton mill worker. In 1920 & 1930 they were in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts with William working in a worsted mill as a superintendent. By 1940 they had moved to Lowell in Middlesex.

Baum, Herbert
c1887 - 1933

Herbert Baum was the son of William Baum. William was born 1856 in Emley. He married Emily Lord 26 September 1885 in Wombwell, Barnsley. They had five children, with two dying in infancy.

Herbert, their eldest surviving child, was born c1887 at Ackworth near Wakefield. In 1891 they were living in Ackworth were William was a quarryman. By 1901 they had moved to 26 Titus Street in Saltaire. In March 1905 Herbert is reported as being a collector for a bazaar held at the Primitive Methodist school room in Saltaire Road Shipley.

Excerpt from a report in the Shipley Times 16 February 1906:

SALTAIRE ROAD SUNDAY SCHOOL
There was a good attendance in the Saltaire Road Primitive Methodist Schoolroom on Saturday, the occasion being the annual tea and prize distribution. A goodly number of persons sat down for tea, after which a pleasing entertainment was given by the school choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Seth Heaton. Mr. A. Rounsley presided.
Certificates of proficiency in the Scripture examination were handed to Mr. Herbert Baum (and others).

Excerpt from a report in the Wharfedale & Airedale Observer Friday 31 January 1908:

MISSIONARY CANTATA
There was a crowded congregation in the Primitive Methodist schoolroom, Baildon, on Wednesday night, in anticipation of the rendering, by a group of young ladies and gentlemen connected with the Saltaire Road Chapel, of the missionary cantata. "The Triumph Missions," by Miss Linde Swirls of Northampton.
Mr. Enoch Goldthorpe was the leader, and the several parts were taken by the following: Chinese boy, Mr. Herbert Baum (and others).

Report from the Shipley Times Friday 27 March 1908:

A concert was held in the Crag Road Primitive Methodist Sunday School last Saturday. A large audience assembled under the presidency of Mr. Herbert Baum (of Shipley), and entertainment was provided by the scholars attending the school.

In 1911 the family were living at 49 Titus Street. William was a gardener and Herbert was a labourer in a grease works. Herbert's mother died in 1914. In 1917 William and Herbert were living at 30 Ada Street. Widower William married widow Sarah Ann Mann (nee Lambert) 14 January 1917 at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Saltaire Road Shipley.
Herbert married Mary Oakes a mill worker aged 22 of 1 Wilmer Road Shipley, 17 April 1917 in the same chapel. Herbert lived with his father at 53 Thompson Street in Shipley until around 1921.

Herbert was reported as being the honary secretary at the "Springtime" bazaar held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Saltaire Road 26 March 1919. Herbert's father died in 1931 in Bradford; Herbert died in 1933 in Halifax.

Baumann, Edward Louis
c1854 - 21 December 1924

Edward Louis Baumann was born c1854 in Vienna, Austria. Working as a waiter he married Sarah Blandford 31 August 1873 at St Lukes in Bradford. Before they had children Sarah died in 1878. Edward then married Sarah Emma Bell 14 August 1880 at Bradford Cathedral.

In 1881 they were living at 50 Victoria Street in Bradford with Edward working as manager of a wine store. Sarah died childless in 1879. Edward then married Sarah's younger sister, Martha. He became a citizen of the UK 4 February 1889.

In 1891 Edward was inn keeper at the Sun Hotel in Shipley. By 1901 he was retired living at 5 Castle Road in Shipley before moving to 13 Cross Banks in Shipley. Despite being married three times, Edward had no children. He died 21 December 1924, leaving 2930 in his will to his widow (worth 160k in 2015). Martha died 15 June 1925 leaving 5707 in her will (worth 305k in 2015).

Edward was a member of the Shipley Guild of Help. In September 1914 he joined the Board of Governors of The Titus Salt Charity, the body that ran Saltaire Hospital. Edward was an active figure in Saltaire during the war years and supported many causes.

Fred Bayliffe
c1862 - 1934

Fred Bayliffe was the son of Joseph Bayliffe. Joseph was born 1837 in Kendal, Westmorland. He married Sarah Healey in 1859 in Huddersfield.

Fred, the eldest of eight children, was born c1862 in Lockwood, Huddersfield. The family lived in Aldmondbury, Huddersfield with Joseph working as a woollen weaver. In 1881 Fred was also working as a weaver.

Fred married Clara Donkersley 13 May 1883 at the High Street Chapel in Huddersfield. They had eight children, but five of them died young including Elsie (1894 - 21 January 1911). The three who lived to adulthood were Florence (b1885), Wilfred (b1886) and Herbert (b1891). In 1891 the family were living in Headingly, Leeds with Fred working as a weaving overlooker. By 1901 they were living at 2 Gordon Terrace (renumbered 53 Bingley Road) in Saltaire. From 1904 to 1910 they lived at 2 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were at 36 Marlborough Road in Shipley. By 1915 they were back in Saltaire at 51 Titus Street.

Fred was the secretary of the Shipley Liberal Association. Fred died in 1934.

(Note - surname often spelt as "Bayliff")

Bayliffe, Herbert
1890 -1966

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Bayliffe, Wilfred
29 November 1886 - 3 June 1950

Wilfred Bayliffe was the son of Fred Bayliffe. Fred was born c1862 in Lockwood, Huddersfield. He married Clara Donkersley 13 May 1883 at the High Street Chapel in Huddersfield. They had eight children, but five of them died young.

Wilfred was born 29 November 1886 in Huddersfield. He was baptised at the Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel in Berry Brow, Huddersfield 26 December 1886.
In 1891 the family were living in Headingly, Leeds with Fred working as a weaving overlooker. By 1901 they were living at 2 Gordon Terrace (renumbered 53 Bingley Road) in Saltaire with Wilfred working as a woollen weaver. From 1904 to 1910 they lived at 2 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were at 36 Marlborough Road in Shipley with Wilfred working as a spinning overlooker.
Wilfred married Ivy Paley in 1912. In 1915 they were living at 36 Caroline Street in Saltaire. From 1923 they lived at 49 Alexandra Road in Shipley. Around 1930 they moved to Keighley, then they moved to Crossflatts Bingley around 1945.

Wilfred died 3 June 1950 at Bradford Royal Infirmary. He left 743 14s (worth 22k in 2013) to his widow.

(Note - surname often spelt as "Bayliff")

Beaver, William
1845 - 12 January 1916

William Beaver was born 1845 in Baildon, the youngest of five children to Joseph & Elizabeth Beaver. The family lived in Baildon, Joseph died 23 May 1850.

William married Martha Jane Ince 31 October 1864 at Bradford Cathedral. They had seven children, six of which are:-
Emily b1867
Rose Hannah b 1870
James b1872
Eliza b1875
Joseph b 3 May 1876 (served in WW1)
John William b1882

In 1871 & 1881 they lived at Upper Green Baildon with William working as a cotton dyer. By 1887 they were at 43 George Street in Saltaire, moving to 38 George Street around 1894. By 1898 they were living at 48 Titus Street in Saltaire. In 1901 they were at New Hirst Cottage in Shipley with William a retired chimney sweep. In 1911 they were living at 7 Wycliffe Road in Shipley with William working as the groundsman for Saltaire Cricket Club. William was the first professional to play for Saltaire Cricket Club, where he excelled as a bowler.

William's wife, Martha, died in 1913. William was living with his son, Joseph, at 6 Victoria Road in Saltaire when he died 12 January 1916. He was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley 15 January 1916.

Bennett, Pickles
1854 - 30 October 1916

Pickles Bennett was the son of John Bennett. John was born c1818 in Shipley. He married Nancy Watson 6 November 1843 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1851 they were living at Heaton in Shipley with John working as a coal miner.

Pickles, the third of four children, was born 1854 in Shipley. The family lived at 19 New York in Shipley. In 1871 Pickles was working as a coal miner, later he would work as a stone miner.

Pickles married Dinah Frear 3 October 1880 at St Wilfrid's Calverley. They had two daughters; Mary born 1880 and Annie born 1893. In 1891 they were living at 8 New York in Shipley. Dinah died in 1893 and she was buried at St Paul's Shipley 30 May 1893.

Widowed Pickles married Elizabeth Ponder 6 April 1896 at St Wilfrid's Calverley. They had two sons; John born 1899 and Watson born 1906. From 1897 to 1901 they lived at 22 Murgatroyd Street in Shipley. They moved to Saltaire in 1901 living at:-
24 Mary Street - 1901 to 1905
19 Fanny Street - 1907 to 1908
7 Bath Buildings - 1909 to 1910
23 Ada Street - 1911 onwards

Pickles died 30 October 1916 and was buried 2 November 1916 in Hirst Wood Cemetery in Shipley.

Biltcliffe, Sam
30 October 1880 - 1969

Ref. Article appearing in Saltaire WW1 Diary, 12 March 1915

Sam Biltcliffe was the son of Henry Smith Biltcliffe. Henry was born c1846 in Newmill near Huddersfield. He married Annie Charlesworth in 1874.

Sam, the fourth of six children, was born 30 October 1880 in Kirkheaton near Huddersfield. In 1881 the family were living in Kirkheaton with Henry working as a butcher. By 1891 the family had moved to Saltaire, living at 14 Constance Street. By 1901 they were at Dove Hall in Baildon with Sam, following in his father's footsteps, working as a butcher.

Sam married Sarah Petty in 1909. In 1911 they were living, without children, at 69 Bingley Road (originally 10 Gordon Terrace) in Saltaire. In 1915 they were living at Midgley Farm Cottage in Baildon. By 1923 they had moved to Guiseley and from 1926 they lived in Menston.

Sam died in 1969 at Shardlow in Derbyshire.

Boddy, John
1843 - January 1915

Ref. Article appearing in Saltaire WW1 Diary, 15 January 1915

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Bould, John
1892 - 13 July 1965

Please note: new information has surfaced and John Bould's biography has been moved to the Roll of Honour section.

Bradley, Abraham
1876 - 1936

Abraham Bradley was the son of James Bradley.
James was born c1849 in Bingley. He married Selina Briggs 25 October 1869 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they were living in Baildon with James working as a stone mason.
Abraham, the fourth of six children, was born c1876 in Shipley. In 1881 the family, without James, were living in Idle. By 1891 Abraham and three of his sibling were adopted by James & Ida Beaver. They were living at 37 Mary Street in Saltaire with Abraham working as a spinner.
Abraham, an iron foundry worker living in George Street Shipley, married Ada Elizabeth Ibbetson 17 May 1897 at St Pauls Shipley. They had five children, two of whom died in infancy:-

Clara (24 February 1898 - 1986)
Mercy (1906 - 1946)
Elizabeth (b1908).

Abraham and his family moved around Saltaire & Shipley as follows:-

1899 - 20 Beatrice Street Shipley
1901 - 23 Caroline Street Saltaire
1904 - 24 Titus Street Saltaire
1911 - 24 Oxford Street Shipley
1915 - 42 Rhodes Street Saltaire
1922 - 14 George Street Saltaire

When Abraham moved to Rhodes Street in 1915 he was working for himself as a window cleaner.
Abraham died in 1936 and was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery Shipley. Ada died in 1946 and was buried alongside him.

Briggs, Charles Hawkswell
14 December 1851 - 19 November 1917

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Bristol, Charles Clarence
24 January 1898 – 5 March 1972

Charles Clarence Bristol was the son of Samuel Bristol. Samuel was born c1870 in Salford, Lancashire. He married Mary Ellis 11 September 1897 at Wesley Chapel, Oldham Road Manchester.

Charles, the eldest of four children, was born 24 January 1898 in Manchester. The family lived in Heaton Norris, Stockport in Cheshire where Samuel was a buyer of cotton goods. Charles served in WW1 as a private with the 2 nd Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment. He enlisted 19 February 1917 and was discharged 26 February 1917. Charles married Mary Whitfield Bonner 24 August 1933 at St Peter’s Shipley.

Report from the Shipley Times 26 August: -

LATE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER MARRIED. The wedding took place quietly' at Shipley St. Peter’s Church, on Thursday. of Mr. Charles Clarence Bristol, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Bristol, of Heaton Moor, and Miss Mary Whitfield Bonner, second daughter of the late Dr. Bonner and Mrs. Bonner, of 22, Ivy Road, Moorhead, Shipley. The bridegroom, who is on the staff of Lloyds Bank, Shipley, is Assistant. District Commissioner of Boy Scouts in Bradford. Miss Bonner wore a dress of fine marocain, in a dainty shade of love-in-a-mist blue, with a black panne velvet sash, and black panne hat trimmed with blue and pink. her shoulder she wore spray of Banksia roses. The honeymoon will be spent in Switzerland.

Charles & Mary had a daughter, Rosemary, born 24 June 1934.

In the 1939 Register Charles was a bank official living with his family at 22 Sherwood Grove in Shipley.

Report from the Shipley Times 24 October 1945: -

Already well known in Shipley, Mr C. C. Bristol, of Sherwood Grove, Nab Wood, will tomorrow succeed Mr C. H. Bowyer as manager of Saltaire branch of Lloyds Bank Ltd.

Mr Bristol first came to Saltaire about twenty years ago and was later in the bank’s Shipley branch. For the past four-and-a-half years he has been manager of Barkerend Road branch, Bradford.

He has a long record of service to the Boy Scout movement, being District Commissioner for Bradford and Assistant County Commissioner. During the war he was a Divisional First Aid Commandant.

Report from the Shipley Times 28 April 1954: -

Scouting Honour for Mr. C. C. Bristol

The only Bar to the Silver Acorn held in Yorkshire has been awarded to Mr. C. C. Bristol, of 22 Sherwood Grove. Shipley, who is Assistant County Scout Commissioner (Training). This is one of the highest honours in scouting and is awarded for exceptional service to the movement.

Mr. Bristol has been connected with scouting since 1910. He started as an ordinary scout and then moved up through the “ranks" of patrol leader, troop leader and so on. When he came to the Shipley district years ago, he helped the St. Margaret's Frizinghall Troop, became secretary the local Association and District Scout Master, before attaining the position of Assistant District Commissioner.

The Silver Acorn is now worn in the same way as the Silver Wolf, the movements highest award for International Service. Mr. Bristol is well-known in Shipley a vice-chairman of the Shipley Divisional Conservative Association of the Lodge of Amity of Freemasons.

Report from the Shipley Times 28 May 1958: -

Mr. G. E. Clapham at present clerk-in-charge, has been appointed manager of the Saltaire and Shipley branches of Lloyds Bank Ltd., in succession to Mr. C. C. Bristol, of Sherwood Grove, Shipley, who is shortly retiring.

Mary, Charles’s wife, died in 1962 in Staincliffe near Skipton.

Charles died 5 March 1972 at Sutton In Craven, near Keighley. In his will he left £11,358 (worth c£155,000 in 2020).

Butt, Julian
2 September 1879 - 15 December 1960

Julian Butt was the son of William Henry Butt. William was born c1835 in Herefordshire. He married Julia Willis, 7 August 1869, at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they were lodging in Horton where William was a gardener.

Julian was born 2 September 1879 in Pudsey. In 1881 they were living at Brough near Beverley; by 1891 they had moved to 113 George Street in Shipley. Julian, a slater's labourer, married Eliza Halliday 30 October 1906 at St Paul's Shipley. They had a daughter, Kathleen, born 28 April 1910. From 1910 to around 1958 they lived at 20 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Report from Yorkshire Post Wednesday 26 November 1941:

While three men were repairing the guttering at houses Owlet Road, Windhill yesterday, a ladder broke and the men and the scaffolding fell to the ground They were taken Saltaire Hospital, where Julian Butt (62), Ada Street, Saltaire. who was suffering from severe injuries to his back, was detained. The others were allowed to go home after treatment.

Eliza died in 1st Qtr. 1957 at 20 Ada Street; Julian died 15 December 1960 in Eccleshill. In his will Julian left 214 4s to his son-in-law Jack McDonald.

Butterfield, John
1859 - 14 September 1934

John Butterfield was the son of Craven Butterfield
Craven was born 28 September 1835in Thornton, Bradford. He married Martha Lilley in 1858.

John, the eldest of five sons, was born 1859 in Shipley. In 1861 the family were living at 3 Ada Street in Saltaire with Craven working as a warp dresser. By 1871 they were living in Bradford. In 1881 they were living at 20 Spring Place in Shipley with John working as a warp dresser.
John, a warp dresser living at 40 Windsor Road in Shipley, married Mary Lilley 29 October 1884 at St Pauls Shipley. Mary was the niece of her mother in law, Martha. In 1891 & 1901 they lived at 12 Ashley Road in Shipley with John working as a hairdresser. They had three children; Florence (born 1890, died 1893), Lily (b1886) and James Arthur (b1895).

In 1911 they were living at 1 Gordon Terrace (now 51 Bingley Road) in Saltaire. John was a member of the Shipley & District Hairdressers Association. By 1920 John and his family were living at 34 Springswood Avenue in Shipley. John died 14 September 1934 at Salts Hospital. He left 896 8s 3d (worth 56k in 2013) to his widow and son.

 
 

 

 

 

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