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Saltaire People: Additional Biographies
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Donaghue, James
23 August 1895 - 1964

James Donoghue was the son of John Donoghue. John was born 1863 in Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham. He married Sarah Wilkinson in Rotherham.

James, the eldest of seven children, was born 23 August 1895. In 1911 the family were living in West Melton, Rotherham with John working a miner and James as a coal mine horse driver (below ground). John died in 1917.

By 1919 James was living with his mother and siblings at 44 Ada Street in Saltaire. Working as a fireman James married Edith Martha Bateson, 22 May 1920, at St Paul's Shipley. In 1922 they were living at 4 Victoria Street in Shipley. They had a daughter, Vera Agnes, born 14 September 1926.

Report from the Shipley Times 3 May 1930: -

At the Shipley Fire Station on Saturday, the District Coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) held inquest on Kathleen Donoghue, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Donoghue, 26 Belmont Crescent, Shipley.
Evidence was given by the father to the effect that the baby was born on April 23 and died few minutes after birth. On April 21 Mrs. Donoghue fell the backyard while she was hanging out some clothes.
After medical evidence had been given by Dr. Thornton, Shipley, the Coroner returned verdict "Natural causes."

In the 1939 Register James was a boiler fireman living with his family at 29 Earle St in Shipley. James died in 1964.

Dracup, Nellie
9 October 1904 - 5 April 1950

Nellie Dracup was the daughter of Frank Dracup. Frank was born 20 October 1875 in Saltaire. He married Mary Elizabeth Raistrick 11 May 1898 at St Paul Shipley. Frank was living at 52 Victoria Road and Mary at 20 George Street in Saltaire. In 1901 they were living at 26 Fanny Street in Saltaire with Frank working as a mechanic.

Nellie was born 9 October 1904 in Baildon. She was baptised 24 July 1904 at Saltaire Congregational Church. By 1911 the family were living at 17 Maddocks Street in Saltaire with Frank working as an iron turner in a worsted mill.

Nellie gained a scholarship to Salts School in 1915. In 1932 she married Edward West, a bank employee.

Nellie died in Salts Hospital 5 April 1950. Her widow, Edward, a bank manager, lived at 77 Kirkgate Shipley until he died 17 February 1956. Her parents are buried together in Nab Wood Cemetery Shipley; Frank died 2 August 1959 and Mary died 18 April 1953.


Drake, Denby
1880 - 1967

Denby Drake was the son of Samuel Drake. Samuel was born 1846 in Guiseley. He married Ann Denby 26 April 1869 at St Pauls Esholt. In 1871 they lived in Baildon with Samuel working as a shoe maker. By 1873 they had moved to Esholt with Samuel working as a farmer.

Denby, the youngest of five children, was born 1880 in Esholt. He was baptised 16 May 1880 at St Pauls Esholt. The family continued to live in Esholt until Samuel died in 1886. By 1901 his widow, Ann, was living in Baildon with Denby working as a shoemaker.

Around 1905/6 Denby moved to 17 Victoria Road in Saltaire and opened up a shoe repair shop. Denby married Lois Holdsworth 4 December 1906 at St Johns Greengates in Bradford. They had two children; Hilda Mary born 21 May 1907 and Norman Denby born 11 November 1908. The family lived at 17 Victoria Road until around 1919.

Denby was elected President of the newly formed Shipley Boot Repairers Association 15 February 1915. He died in 1967 in the district of Northallerton in North Yorkshire.





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