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Saltaire People: Additional Biographies
Researched by Colin Coates

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Charlesworth, John
7 July 1856 – 26 September 1914

John Charlesworth was the son of son of Joseph Charlesworth. Joseph was born c1818 in Hepworth, near Holmfirth. He married Ann Moorhouse 12 September 1841 at All Hallows Kirkburton, near Huddersfield. In 1851 they were living in Hepworth with Joseph working as a shopkeeper.

John, the second youngest of nine children, was born 7 July 1856 in Saltaire. In 1861 the family were living at 11 Victoria Road in Saltaire with Joseph running a grocery shop as a family business. After Joseph died 8 September 1868, his widow, Ann ran the business which by 1871 had moved to 1 Victoria Road.

John married Lucy Ann, daughter of William London, 12 May 1879 at St Pauls Shipley. Lucy was a mill worker and her father, William, was a grocer at 1 Daisy Place in Saltaire.
By 1881 John was running the family business, with two of his sisters, Annie & Ellen, running a confectioners next door at 2 Victoria Road. By 1897 the two businesses combined and were run by family in the same premises until around 1935.
John & Lucy had five children, all born in Saltaire; Annie (b1880), George (b1882), Joseph (b1884), Alice (b1888) & Walter (b1890).
John was a prominent churchman, being a warden at St Peters Shipley. He was a Freemason and held the post of Worshipful Master at Airedale Lodge in Shipley. He was member of the Shipley Bowling Club and the Shipley Unionist Club.
John died 26 September 1914 and after a well-attended funeral he was buried at Hirst Wood.


Cox, Harry
23 September 1921 – February 2000

Harry Cox was the son of Walter Cox. Walter was born 3 July 1892 in Baildon. He was an able seaman when he married Mary Ann Filby, 29 March 1915, at St Peter’s Shipley. They lived at 9 Caroline Street in Saltaire. Walter served in WW1.

Harry was born 23 September 1918 in Saltaire. Around 1926 the family moved to 16 Ada Street in Saltaire. In 1939 Harry was an apprentice mechanical engineer and Walter was a spinner’s warehouseman. Harry married Kathleen Crawshaw of 37 Taunton Street Shipley 26 November 1949 at St Paul’s Shipley.

Report in the Shipley Times 30 November 1949:

A pretty wedding took place at St Paul’s Shipley on Saturday, when Mr Harry Cox, the youngest son of Mr & Mrs W Cox of 16 Ada Street, Saltaire was married to Miss Kathleen Crawshaw of 37 Taunton Street Shipley. The Rev. A. F. G. Cooper officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr S Crawshaw, made a charming picture in her gown of white cloque and tulle, and white embroidered veil crowned with a halo of feathers. She carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. She was attended by Mrs W Cox (sister in law of the bridegroom) as matron of honour and Misses Christine Lockwood and Maureen Scott (nieces of the bride). Mrs Cox wore dresses of pink silk and carried posies of anemones. The bridegroom was accompanied by his brothers Mr William Cox as best man, and Mr Walter Cox as a groomsman.
After a reception at the Oddfellows’ Hall Hotel the bride and bridegroom left for a honeymoon on the West Coast.

Harry died in February 2000. Kathleen Cox died February 16th, 2011.

Nab Wood Cemetery and Crematorium: Monumental Inscriptions
In loving memory of a dear Dad
Remembered with love, KATHLEEN & HARRY COX
In loving memory of a dear Mum
Dearly missed
Loved by all
Together again forever


Crabtree, Harry Wright
29 September 1890 – 11 February 1942

Harry Wright Crabtree was the son of Edgar Crabtree. Edgar was born 1868 in Saltaire; in 1871 his family were living at 15 Ada Street in Saltaire. Edgar, working as a worsted weaver, married Alice Wright in 1890 in Keighley.

Harry, who had a younger sister, was born 29 September in Saltaire. He was baptised 2 November 1890 at St Paul’s Shipley. Harry and his family moved around Saltaire and Shipley as follows:-
1891 – 5 Whitlam Street, Saltaire
1900 – 4 Atkinson Street, Shipley
1911 – 7 Alexander Square, Shipley
1914 – 74 George Street, Saltaire
1915 – 10 George Street, Saltaire
1917 – 44 Whitlam Street, Saltaire

Harry, aged 26 and working as a metal worker, married Ellen Denney, a 23 year old weaver living at 7 Fanny Street in Saltaire, 11 August 1917 at St Peter’s Shipley. From 1925 to 1934 they lived at 8 Mary Street in Saltaire.

Harry died 11 February 1942 in Keighley district; he was buried at Nab Wood Cemetery in Shipley. From 1945 his widow, Ellen, lived at 65 George Street in Saltaire until she died 13 April 1977.


Crossland, Lister
1876 – 1955

Lister Crossland was the son of Shaw Crossland. Shaw was born 1852 in Denby Dale near Huddersfield. He married Hannah Hinchcliffe 7 July 1873 at Cumberworth near Huddersfield

Lister, the third of seven children, was born in Skelmanthorpe near Huddersfield in 1876. The family lived in Skelmanthorpe with Shaw working as a weaver.

By 1901 Lister was employed as a house painter. Lister married Amy Busfield in 1905. They had a daughter, Vera, born in 1909. In 1911 they were living at 11 Shirley Street in Saltaire with Lister working as a house painter. By 1915 they were living at 16 George Street in Saltaire.

Amy died in 1934, Lister remained in George Street until around 1940. Lister died in 1955.





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