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Additional Biographies of people who lived or worked in Saltaire
Researched by Colin Coates

Saltaire People: surnames beginning with:

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Haigh, Alfred
1870 - 1930

Alfred Haigh was the son of Jabez Haigh. Jabez was born 1848 in Shipley. He married Mary Hall 27 July 1867 at Bradford Cathedral.

Alfred, the eldest of three children, was born 1870 in Shipley. In 1871 the family were living at 129 George Street in Shipley with Jabez working as tin plate worker. By 1881 they had moved to 48 Croft Street in Shipley with Alfred working as a worsted spinner.

Alfred married Mary Ellen Greenwood 30 April 1888 at Bradford Cathedral. They had twelve children, two of whom died as infants. In 1891 & 1901 they were living in Raglan Street in Shipley with Alfred employed by Shipley UDC as a gas lamp lighter. By 1907 they had moved to Saltaire, living at 1 George Street, moving to 18 George Street around 1910. By 1928 they were living at 51 Briggate in Shipley.

Alfred died in 1930. His widow, Mary, lived at 5 Albert Terrace in Saltaire until her death in 1932. Their children were:-

  • Jabez (1889 - 1935) - a shoe maker, he married Alice Screen at All Saints Normanton 16 July 1921.
  • John Willie (1892 - 29 November 1928) - a quarryman, he married Hannah Webb 23 January 1915 at St Peters Shipley.
  • Annie (1895 - 1943) - married Robert Dale 3 July 1915 at St Peters Shipley
  • Harry (born 1897)
  • Ernest (born 1899)
  • Ellen (1901 - 1919)
  • Florrie (1903 - 1921)
  • Alfred (born 1905, died 21 days old)
  • Edith (1906 - 1981) - married Horace Hirst 7 April 1928 at St Pauls Shipley
  • Lily Haigh (1909 - 1985) - married Jack Brook 1934
  • Rose Haigh - twin sister of Lily - born 1909.

 

Hainsworth, Joseph
1863 - 1934

Joseph Hainsworth was the son of William Hainsworth. William was born c1840 in Shipley. He married Hannah Craven 8 April 1861 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 the family were living at Hirst Mills, Shipley, with William working as a farm labourer. William died 28 October 1876 and was buried, 31 October 1876, in Hirst Wood Cemetery, Shipley.

Joseph, the second eldest of eight children, was born 1863 in Shipley. He had a younger brother called Joshua. In 1881 he was a yarn washer living with his widowed mother at 3 Caroline Street Saltaire.

Joseph married Ada Holgate, a warp picker aged 23 of 11 Fanny Street Saltaire, 5 January 1889 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 they were living at 13 Mary Street in Saltaire, with Joseph working as a yarn scourer. Ada died in 1895.

Widowed Joseph, living at 9 Fanny Street Saltaire, married Dinah Metcalf, aged 26 of 12 Fanny Street, 26 December 1896 at St Paul's Shipley. They had four children; Ernest (born 1897), Frank (1902), Mary (1904) and Harry (1907). Dinah died in 1910.

Twice widowed Joseph married Elizabeth Bennett (nee Ponder), a 46 years old widow of 39 Ada Street Saltaire, 10 January 1918 at St Peters Shipley.

Joseph and Elizabeth spent the rest of their lives at 23 Constance Street in Saltaire. Elizabeth died in 1931 and Joseph in 1934.

 

Hainsworth, Joshua
1865 – 1 June 1931

Joshua Hainsworth was the son of William Hainsworth. William was born c1840 in Shipley. He married Hannah Craven, 8 April 1861, at Bradford Cathedral. They had eight children.

Joshua, their third child, was born in 1865 in Shipley. He had a elder brother called Joseph. In 1871 the family were living at Hirst Mills, Shipley, with William working as a farm labourer. William died 28 October 1876 and was buried, 31 October 1876, in Hirst Wood Cemetery, Shipley.

In 1881 Joshua was a reeler living with his widowed mother and siblings at 3 Caroline Street, Saltaire.

Joshua married Lavinia Newall 26 December 1884 at St Wilfrid’s, Calverley. Lavinia was born in 1866 in Stockton On Tees, County Durham. They had four children: -

William Newall Hainsworth, born in 1885
Albert Hainsworth, born in 1893
Florence Hainsworth, born in 1899
Edith Ann Hainsworth, born in 1903

In 1891 the family were living at 9 (re-numbered 10) Albert Terrace, Saltaire, with Joshua working as a general labourer. In 1901 they were at 8 (renumbered 7) Albert Terrace, with Joshua working as a gas stoker. By 1911 they had moved to 34 North Wing, Bradford, with Joshua working as a boiler fireman.

Lavinia died in Bradford in 1923. Joshua died 1 June 1931 at 35 Temperance Street, Bradford. In his will he left £67 9s, to Alice, the wife of his son William.

 

Hall, Grace
1874 - December 1945

Grace Hall was born in 1874 in County Durham. In 1896 Grace married James Wallace, a quarryman.

James was born in Saltaire in 1870 to William Wallace and Jane Chew. They lived at 6 Dove Street in Saltaire with William working as a pointsman on the railways.

Grace and James lived at 1 Ashley Road in Shipley, they had five daughters:-
Ethel (1899-1976)
Bertha (1900-1970)
Doris (1902-1980)
Lily (1904-1991)
Carrie (1909-1993)

Sadly James died 10 June 1915, aged just 45. He was buried at St Pauls in Shipley four days later. Grace lived her widowed life at 3 Dove Street in Saltaire until she died in December 1945. Grace was buried alongside her husband 12 December 1945.

 

Hardaker, Annie (nee Neild)
30 July 1910 – 2003

Annie Neild was the daughter of Thomas Neild. Thomas was born, 22 November 1882, in Saltaire. He married Mary Elizabeth Pearson in 1908.

Annie was born 30 July 1910. In 1911 the family were living at 12 Herbert Street in Saltaire where Thomas worked as a painter and served in WW1.

Annie went to Wood Bottom Mixed School in Baildon. In 1924 she was living with her Uncle, Willie Neild, and his wife, at 33 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

Report from the Shipley Times 2 May 1924: -

THE WEMBLEY EXHIBITION. THE STATE OPENING CEREMONY BAILDON SCHOOL GIRL’S IMPRESSIONS.

We have received from Mr. A. H. Anderson, headmaster, the following account of the State opening the King of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, written by Annie Neild (13), of Caroline Street. Saltaire, and a scholar at Wood Bottom Mixed School, Baildon, who was present at the ceremony: —

“The Wembley Exhibition covers over 240 acres of ground; it is built on a golf link. It has been built to bring more trade into England. The Exhibition has been built of wood and plaster, but it just looks like marble. Men have been working night and day, but it is not finished yet. On Tuesday, the 22nd, men were putting trimmings and flags. The road that leads to the Exhibition was all flags and banners. One banner it said, 'Long Life and Happiness,’ the other ‘Greetings to the King.’ All the school children were white, and at 9.0 o'clock taken up to the Stadium on Wednesday, the 23rd.

The Stadium was packed with people waiting for the King. First of all 1,000 choir boys came in and took their seats. Then through the main entrance came the Scotsmen playing bagpipes. They marched round the path which surrounded the cricket pitch, and then took their stand on the pitch. Then in came the Guards, who marched round, then took their places front of the hut. After these came the Air Force Men, who did likewise. Then in came the sailors and soldiers.

At 11.15 a.m. came the Prince of Wales in a taxi. He rode round very slowly that everyone could see him. He was in Admiral's dress. All the children cheered as he passed by. He then took his stand beside the two thrones. The hut was built of wood and painted red and gold. There were four steps leading up to the two gold thrones, then on each side were seats for his honoured guests.

At 11.30 a.m. came four trumpeters, they blew their trumpets and then withdrew, First all came the Duke of York with the Duchess in an open coach, which was beautifully carved. Then in came the second coach with Prince George in and another lady of the Royal family. Each of these coaches was drawn by two horses. Then the band began to play “God save the King,” and the choir boys started to sing. Then in came the King in the Royal coach drawn by four horses. The coach was made of gilt and came over at each side where two page boys stood. The King was in Admiral's dress and the Queen in grey velvet with a silver-grey hat and veil. They rode round the pitch smiling as the children cheered. The Prince of Wales greeted his father on the steps while the coaches drove away. Then the King and Queen took their seats on the thrones. After this the King gave his speech, he was a very good speaker, and you could hear every word he said. Then the Bishop of London said, ‘Our Father,’ and the Queen was presented with a bouquet.”

Annie married Harold Hardaker in 1934. They had a son, Alan, born 15 April 1936.

 

Hardy, Tom
c1902 –????

Tom Hardy was the son of Samuel Hardy. Samuel was born c1876 in Windhill. He married Mary Ann Stead 13 November 1897 at Christ Church, Leeds. They had twelve children with five dying as infants. In 1901 they were living at 60 Briggate, Shipley.

Tom was born c1902 in Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 13 Bridge Street, Shipley. Both Tom and his father worked as boatmen.

In 1921 Tom was living with his mother and siblings at 2 Kendall Square, Shipley. Tom was out of work. He was employed by J Wade Canal Carriers of Shipley. (Note – a large number of people were out of work due to the coal strike.)

Report in the Shipley Times 20 December 1930: -

SHIPLEY MEN AT ASSIZES

Ben Allerton (40), comber, and Tom Hardy (27), boatman, both of Shipley, pleaded “Guilty” at Leeds Assizes on Tuesday (16 December) to an act of gross indecency, committed in a yard in Shipley.

Medical evidence was given that Allerton was feeble-minded and Hardy, although not feeble-minded, was “not strong” mentally. Allerton was ordered to be detained in an institution as a mental defective, and Hardy was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment. Mr. Justice Roche said that during his incarceration Hardy would receive instruction which would no doubt be useful to him.

Tom married Gladys May Lockett 14 May 1932 at St Peter’s, Shipley. They had four children – Doreen born 1933, Donald 1935, Jean 1938, and Maureen 1950. They lived at Gladys’s family home, !0 Caroline Street, Saltaire.

Report in the Shipley Times 13 December 1939: -

“I am strongly of the opinion that this would not have happened if there had been fireguard when these children were left. You had better get a fireguard, as probably you will have proceedings taken against you before the magistrates, because it is a misdemeanour under the Children’s Act to allow any children to be left in a room with an open fire and no fireguard.”

These comments were made at a Shipley inquest by the District Coroner (Mr. K. W. Norris) concerning the death of Doreen Hardy, the six-year-old child of Tom Hardy, canal boatman, 10 Caroline Street, Saltaire, who was fatally burned in the house during her mother’s absence.

Gladys May Hardy (the child’s mother) said she left Doreen, a little boy aged 6, and the baby in the house, whilst she went to a nearby shop. On returning, Doreen had been taken to the hospital.

The Coroner; Have you never had a fireguard? —Mrs. Hardy: No.

Maria Atkinson, of 44 Ada Street, Saltaire, said when she went to Mrs. Hardy’s house she found that Doreen’s clothing was all burnt off except a vest, which was smouldering. She threw overcoat over the child. The baby was also burned a little around the head. Witness and a woman carried Doreen to Saltaire Hospital.

The Coroner: I think you acted very well and very promptly.

Dr. G. S. Sharpe, of Shipley, said that with the exception of the girl's legs beneath the knees she was burnt all over. She died from shock following very severe burns.

A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned.

Tom and Gladys continued to live at 10 Caroline Street, until they moved to 7 Wilcock Street, Shipley around 1958. By 1960 they were living at 3 Lucy Street, Shipley.

It is unclear as to when Tom died.

 

Hare, Ann (nee Foster)
18 July 1875 – 1951

Ann Foster was the daughter of John Eastburn Foster. John was born c1852 in Shipley. He married Harriet Harrison, 30 November 1872, at Bradford Cathedral. They had five children.

Ann, their eldest child, was born 18 July 1875 in Shipley. In 1881 the family were living at 5 Field Street in Shipley with John working as a painter.

In 1891 the family were living at 8 Raglan Street in Shipley. John died in 1899. In 1901 his widow Harriet lived at 4 Helen Street in Saltaire, with Ann working as a finisher in a woollen mill. Ann had a sister, Elizabeth, and her three brothers, Fred, Thomas & William served in WW1.

Ann married Arthur Charles Hare (born 18 November 1873 in Norfolk) 21 April 1906 at St. Paul’s Shipley. They had a daughter, Edith, born 17 November 1906 in Shipley. She was baptised, 6 January 1907, at St. Paul’s Shipley.

In 1911 they were living at 13 Oxford Street, Bingley, with Arthur working as a gas stoker. In the 1939 Register they were living at 8 Eldon Street, Bingley, with Arthur unemployed and daughter Edith working as a confectioner’s shop assistant.

Arthur died in 1941. Ann died in 1951. Their daughter, Edith, married Thomas Woodford (born 17 September 1908 in Derbyshire) in 1955 in Bradford. They had no children. Thomas worked as a galvaniser engineer. Edith died in 1990 in Bradford. Thomas died in 1995.

 

Harrison, Alice Peacock
c1846 – 19 October 1921

Alice Peacock Harrison was born c1846 in Stalybridge, Cheshire to James & Sarah Harrison. In 1861 & 1871 the family were living in Bingley where James was a local Baptist minister and Alice was a dressmaker.

In 1881 Alice was sewing mistress in a school, living with her married sister at 47 Leeds Road, Idle. By 1901 Alice was living alone at 54 Victoria Road, Saltaire.

Alice, who never married, died 19 October 1921.

Report in the Shipley Times 21 October 1921: -

Miss A. P. Harrison (76), 54 Victoria Road, died suddenly on Wednesday (19 October) evening.

The circumstances are that a sister of the deceased lady, Mrs. W. Turner, who for some time has been resident with Miss Harrison, went to bed about 6.15, leaving her sister downstairs. Shortly afterwards she called down to her sister, “Alice, are you coming” and Miss Harrison replied, “Yes.” Later, Mrs. Turner hearing a noise, came downstairs and found Miss Harrison lying dead. It is supposed that Miss Harrison had commenced to mount the stairs and had fallen, a shawl she had been wearing was found half-way up the steps. The deceased lady had a wound to her right temple.

Alice was buried 22 October 1921 at St Luke’s, Morton.

 

Harrison, Florrie
1889 - ????

Florrie Harrison was the daughter of Alfred Harrison. Alfred was born c1852 in Bradford. He married Eliza Poole 15 October 1879 at Saltaire Congregational Church. They lived at 4 Mawson Street in Saltaire until 1908 when they moved to 72 Victoria Road in Saltaire. They had four children, but only Florrie and her elder sister, Louisa, survived to adulthood.

Florrie was born 1889 in Saltaire. She worked as a school teacher and possessing a charming voice, she sang on various occasions in and around Shipley. She was also a music teacher. It is unclear as to when she died .

 

Hartley, Josephine (nee Hanson)
19 January 1882 – 28 November 1977

Josephine Hanson was the daughter of Frederick William Hanson. Frederick was born 1858 in Bradford. He married Caroline Parkinson 9 October 1881 at St Wilfrid, Calverley. They had eight children, but three died in infancy.

Josephine, their first child was born, 19 January 1882, in Saltaire. In 1881 the family were living at 52 Titus Street in Saltaire where Fred was a machine wool comb maker. Fred was one of several long serving employees who met King George VI & Queen Elizabeth when they toured Saltaire Mills in October 1937.

Josephine, living at 23 George Street, married Fred Hartley, a clerk in Saltaire Mills, thirteen years older than her, 23 December 1909 at St Paul’s Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 21 Avondale Road in Shipley. By 1920 they had moved to 4 (renumbered 7) Albert Road in Saltaire. Josephine's father, Fred, died 11 March 1947 at 4 Albert Road. Fred was buried with his wife.

Josephine's husband, Fred, died 31 August 1955. In his will Fred left £1,832 (worth c£125,000 in 2020), to Josephine.

Report from the Shipley Times 22 December 1959: -

SHIPLEY SOCIAL WORKER TO LIVE IN SCARBOROUGH

A wide circle of friends will be sorry to hear that Mrs. Josephine Hartley, of 7 Albert Road Saltaire, a well-known worker for various charities is to leave the district on December 28 to live in Scarborough.

Mrs. Hartley has been actively connected with Shipley Women Conservatives and was association president

from 1952 to 1953. Mrs. Hartley has done a great amount of voluntary work for a number of charities, including collecting for Salts Hospital. She has been a committee member of the Saltaire Conversazione for about 28 years and is a member of St Peter’s Church.

Mrs. Hartley has lived In Saltaire all her life, and so have two generations of her family before her. Her husband, the late Mr. Fred Hartley, formerly worked at Salt’s Mills as a cashier, until his retirement in 1946. He died four years ago.

Mrs. Hartley says the reason for her leaving the district is because she has not enjoyed good health recently. She will be residing near her niece. Mrs. Kathleen Hartley. Her Scarborough address will be Flat 1“Tosti,” 20, Avenue Road, Scarborough.

Josephine died 28 November 1977 at 101 Prospect Mount Rd in Scarborough. In her will she left £14,216 (worth c£90,000 in 2020).

 

Heaton, John
c1857 - 11 October 1916

John Heaton was the son of Joseph Heaton. Joseph was born c1819 in Baildon. He married Sarah Bradley 3 September 1844 at All Saints Otley. They had a daughter, Mary, born in 1847. In 1851 they were living in Baildon with Joseph working as a warp dresser. Sarah died in 1854. Widowed Joseph married Mary Vint in 1855.

John, the second of seven children to Joseph and Mary, was born c1857 in Baildon. In 1861 the family were living at Tong Park in Baildon. By 1871 they had moved to Saltaire living at 5 Higher School Street. John worked as worsted spinner then as a wool sorter. In the 1891 census they were living at 66 George Street in Saltaire.

Joseph died 21 January 1893 and was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery Shipley. Around 1895 John moved with his widowed mother, Mary, to 16 Titus Street in Saltaire. Mary died 14 May 1910 and she was buried alongside her husband.

John never married. In the 1911 census he was living at 16 Titus Street with his spinster sister, Anne. John died 11 October 1916 and Ann 11 August 1919. They were both buried with their parents.

 

Hinton, Frank Arthur
15 May 1876 – 6 March 1969

Frank Arthur Hinton was the son of Charles Hinton. Charles was born 1835 in Sutton, Wiltshire. He married Agnes Keziah May Morgan in 1857 in Winchester, Hampshire. In 1861 they were living in Winchester with Charles working as a wool sorter. By 1871 they were living at 6 Whitlam Street in Saltaire.

Frank was born 15 May 1876 in Saltaire. By 1881 the family were living at 31 Albert Road (renumbered 61) before 1881. In 1891 & 1901 they were living at 8 Herbert Street with Frank working as an errand boy then as a wool sorter.

Report from the Shipley Times 16 June 1905: -

HINTON--FIRTH

The marriage took place at the Parish Church (Thursday 15 June) afternoon of Mr. Frank Arthur Hinton, youngest son of Mrs. Hinton, of Lowell, Mass., U.S.A. to Miss Clara Ellen Firth, fourth daughter of Mr. William Booth Fifth, of Shipley Subsequently a reception was held at the home of the bride.

On Tuesday (20 June) Mr. and Mrs. Hinton will set sail for America, where they will take up their residence.

Frank and his wife departed Liverpool aboard S.S. Ivernia. They arrived in Boston 29 June 1905. They lived in Lowell in the state of Massachusetts, where Frank worked as a wool sorter. They had a daughter, Maybelle Marie, 4 September 1910. By 1920 they were living at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Report from the Shipley Times 7 June 1930: -

A letter has been received by the Editor of the “Shipley Times & Express” from Mrs. Frank Hinton, of Holyoke, U.S.A. Mrs. Hinton, who has lived in the States for 25 years since she and her husband left Saltaire, She is, like Mr. Hinton, a native of the district. She was the daughter of the late Mr. W. B. Firth, of Victoria Street, Shipley. The writer, enclosing a newspaper cutting, states; “The enclosed may of interest to some your readers; as I was born in Shipley, and my husband in Saltaire, and many of our friends might be pleased to read the report. My daughter is a student at Mount Holyoke College, and is studying music with the view of entering the professional field after her graduation next year.

“During the twenty-five years that Mr. Hinton and I have been removed to the United States, my sisters, the Misses Firth, of Shipley, have sent me the ‘Shipley Times and Express’ regularly each week. It has been like a breath home, and a real enjoyment.”

The enclosed cutting states: “Miss Maybelle M. Hinton, soprano, a pupil of Mrs. Margaret McKay Burgerin, will present a song recital in the reception room of the Second Congregational parish house to-morrow evening. Miss Hinton, who is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, is member of the college glee club and of Dr. William C. Hammond’s church choir. Her programme ranges from the early Italian of Scarlatti and Bunoncini, through Handel and Gounod, Gaston Lemaire and Sibelius to one of the moderns, Wintter Watts.”

Frank died 6 March 1969 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.

 

Hirst, George Herbert
10 January 1906 – 1967  

George Herbert Hirst was born 10 January 1906 in Oakworth to Swift Hirst and Alice Gledhill. In 1911 they were living at 42 Helen Street in Saltaire with Swift working as a dyers labourer.

In 1921 they were at 39 George Street, Saltaire. George was a an out of work errand boy. He was employed by Shaw’s Dyers in Shipley.

Report in the Shipley Times 15 December 1922: -

At Otley, (8 December), six Saltaire millhands named Robert Haggerty, Charles Thompson, Louis Sheldon, George Herbert Hirst, Rowland Bradley, and Michael Gargan, were summoned for having been gaming with coins at Baildon, on Saturday 18 November.

Thompson, Bradley were each fined 5s., and the other three, who did not appear, were ordered to pay 10s. each.

Report in the Shipley Times 25 January 1924: -

OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH

At Bradford West Riding Police Court on Thursday (17 January ), Leavens Park (labourer), Louis Sheldon (labourer), John Casey (woolcomber), Henry Ogden (jobber) and George Herbert Hirst (dyer), all of Shipley, were summoned for obstructing the footpath in Caroline Street, Saltaire, on the evening of 4 January. Park, Casey and Ogden, who appeared, were each fined 5s., the other two being fined 10s. each.

George married Rose Baldwin in 1928. She was born 25 April 1907. They had a daughter, Irene, born 11 July 1930.

In the 1939 Register they were living at 34 George Street, Saltaire, with George and his wife both working as weavers. They remained here until after 1960. George died in 1967. Rose died in 1998.

 

Hirst, Marion
c1907 – 19 June 1923

 Marion Hirst was born c1907 in Calverley to Thomas William Hirst & Sarah Jane Clark. In 1911 they were living at 95 Gladstone Street, Bradford, with Thomas working as a dyed goods store keeper. From around 1915 they lived at 1 William Henry Street, Saltaire.

Marion attended Saltaire Congregational Sunday School. She was awarded a prize in January 1916.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 2 April 1920: -

In the report of the School Attendance and School Canteen Subcommittee was a recommendation that a half-time certificate should be granted to Marion Hirst, 1 William Henry Street, Saltaire.

In the 1921 Census, Marion was a draper’s assistant working for Mr J. W. Pullan in Commercial Street, Shipley. Her father was a warehouseman at Saltaire Mills.

Report in the Leeds Mercury 12 May 1923: -

OFFENCE AGAINST GIRL
Leeds Man Sent to Prison for Two Months

At Otley yesterday (11 May), Albert Jagger, fifty, dry cleaner, of Lower Wortley Road, Leeds, carrying on business as a dry cleaner in Manor Lane, Shipley, was charged with an assault on Marion Hirst, sixteen, of William Henry Street, Saltaire.

It was stated that the girl attended to a small drapery shop in a hut for her father and mother. Prisoner came into the shop about a quarter to twelve on Tuesday (8 May) and asked if there were any parcels for him. He remained in the shop for some time, and kissed the girl over the counter, and the conduct complained of followed.

Prisoner denied the offence and said only went to the back the hut to see the dimensions of it, was thinking of buying one. He never touched the girl except to span her wrist, and to remark how thin she was. Before he left the girl put her arms round his neck and kissed him.

Prisoner, who had several previous convictions against him for theft and false pretences, was committed for two months' with hard labour.

Marion died, 19 June 1923, aged just sixteen. She was buried with her grandfather, Henry Clark, in Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley.

 

Hodder, Ronald Frederick William
9 July 1924 – 21 September 2005

Ronald Frederick Valentine Hodder was the son of Valentine Frederick William Hodder. Valentine, an engineer living at 6 Shirley Street, Saltaire, married Selina Halliday, a weaver aged 21 of 27 Jane Street, Saltaire, 17 April 1922 at St. Peter’s, Shipley.

Ronald was born 9 July 1924 at 20 Amelia Street, Saltaire. By 1928 they were living at 12 Maypark Terrace, Shipley. In the 1939 Register they were living at 18 Victoria Road, Saltaire with Ronald working a textile pattern room assistant and his father as a milling machinist. They remained here until after 1945. Ronald had an older brother, Eric William Hodder, who served in WW2.

Ronald married Barbara Gertrude Kobi, 26 October1953, at Christ Church, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Barbara was born 3 January 1934 in Croydon, London. Her father was born in Switzerland; he moved to London around 1909. Ronald & Barbara had a daughter in 1956. Ronald worked as a clock and watch maker. He and Barbara were accomplished ballroom dancers.

Barbara Gertrude Hodder, nee KobiBarbara died, 3 April 2005, at the General Hospital, Weston-Super-Mare.

Living at 5 Sunnyvale, Clevedon, Ronald died, 21 September 2005, at Clevedon Cottage Hospital.

 

Image: Barbara Gertrude Hodder, nee Kobi.

 

 

Hodder, Valentine Frederick William
16 September 1901 – 7 April 1974

Valentine Frederick William Hodder was born, 16 September 1901, at 3 Griffin Road, Clevedon, Somerset. He was the son of Frederick William Hodder & Emma Georgina Stambury. In 1911 the family were living at 3 Griffin Road, Clevedon with Frederick working as a journeyman baker.

Valentine, an engineer living at 6 Shirley Street, Saltaire, married Selina Halliday, a weaver aged 21 of 27 Jane Street, Saltaire, 17 April 1922 at St. Peter’s, Shipley. They had two sons – Eric William & Ronald Frederick Valentine.

Image: Valentine Frederick Hodder.

In July1923 whilst living at 20 Amelia Street, Saltaire, Valentine had four ducks belonging to him stolen. By 1928 Valentine and his family were living at 12 Maypark Terrace, Shipley. In the 1939 Register they were living at 18 Victoria Road, Saltaire with Valentine working as a milling machinist. They remained here until around 1945.

Image: Selina Hodder, nee Halliday.

In October 1953 Valentine was a watch and clock maker living with his wife at 8 Southbourne Kenn Road, Clevedon, Somerset.

Valentine died here, 7 April 1974. In his will he left £11,533. His widow, Selina, died in 1987 in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

 

Hodgson, Charles
7 November 1871 - March 1956

Charles Hodgson was the son of Thomas Hodgson. Thomas was born c1838 in Baildon. He married Elizabeth Binns 19 October 1863 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they were living at 76 Dale Street, Shipley with Thomas working as a warp dresser.

Charles, the fourth of seven children, was born 7 November 1871. Thomas, his father, died in 1880; in 1881 widowed Elizabeth was living with her children at 12 Wycliffe Place, Shipley. Elizabeth married Joseph Bootham in 1886.

In 1891 Charles was a labourer living with his mother and stepfather at Wycliffe Court, Shipley. In the 1901 census (3 April) Charles was green grocer helping his mother run a shop at 48 Titus Street, Saltaire. Three days later, 6 April, Charles married Ann Jane Hodgson at Bradford Cathedral. Ann was born c1878 in Cumberland.

Referring to the book "A Penny for Going" by Roger Clarke the Hodgson family sold fruit from a shop at 13 Victoria Road, Saltaire by 1905. Roger writes, "Charlie Hodgson also used to sell greengroceries from a horse and cart, which he kept on land at Hirst Wood, (which later became a garden centre). He kept pigs, chickens and a horse there and used to collect leftover food for pig swill from schools and hospitals. He also ran a pig club during the war, which enabled a few lucky family and friends to enjoy extra pork at Christmas. His wife, Ann, ran the shop, collecting fruit and vegetables from Bradford Market in the early mornings."

In 1931 Charles, a conservative, was elected as a councillor for the West Ward, which covered most of Saltaire.

Notice from the Shipley Times Saturday 21 March 1931.

Notices from the Shipley Times Thursday 2 April 1931.

Two were elected from each ward.

Charles was only a councillor for a short time, as he resigned in June 1932.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 2 July 1932 as follows: -

"The Clerk reported that Coun. Charles Hodgson, of Saltaire, one of the Conservative members of the West Ward had tendered his resignation. The Council accepted this with regret."

No reason was given for his resignation. However Charles was having problems with his business.

Legal Notice in the Yorkshire Post 28 September 1932 as follows: -

In the matter of a DEED OF ASSIGNMENT for the benefit of Creditors, executed on 14 June 1932, by CHARLES HODGSON of 13 Victoria Road, Saltaire in the County of York, carrying on business at the above address as a fruitier and at Hirst Lane, Saltaire, aforesaid, as a Garage Proprietor.

Persons having claims against the Debtor, who have not already done so, are required to send particulars thereof to us, the undersigned, or to Mr. C THOMPSON of 21 Henry Street, Keighley in the County of York, the Trustee under the said ???? before the 31st day of October. 1932, or in ???? thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any dividend proposed to be declared. Dated 27th day of September 1932. W and G. BURR SUGDEN and CO., 6 and 8, Devonshire Street, Keighley.

The Hodgson family were still trading at 13 Victoria Road in 1936. They left between October 1936 and November 1938. Charles's wife, Ann, died around February 1937. She was buried 6 February in Hirst Wood Cemetery, Shipley. In the 1939 Register, Charles is a poultry & general dealer living at 16 Hirstwood Road, Shipley.

Charles died around March 1956. He was buried 14 March 1956 with his wife in Hirst Wood Cemetery Shipley.

 

Hodgson, Harry
22 May 1870 –????

Harry Hodgson was the son of Thomas Hodgson. Thomas was born c1838 in Baildon. He married Elizabeth Binns, 19 October 1863, at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they were living at 76 Dale Street, Shipley, with Thomas working as a warp dresser.

Harry, the third of seven children, was born 22 May 1870. Thomas, his father, died in 1880; in 1881 widowed Elizabeth was living with her children at 12 Wycliffe Place, Shipley. She married Joseph Bootham in 1886. In 1891 Harry was a labourer living with his mother and stepfather at Wycliffe Court, Shipley.

Harry married Mary Newman, 22 May 1900, at St Paul’s Shipley. Harry was living at 2 Lower School Street, Saltaire; Mary at 11 Helen Street, Saltaire. Mary was five years younger than Harry. They had three children: Harold born 1 May 1901, William born 9 November 1904, and Christiana born 18 February 1908.

In 1901 they were living at 11 Helen Street, Saltaire, with Harry working as an iron foundry fettler. By 1908 they were living in Baildon, where Christiana was born. In 1910 they were living at 2 Albert Terrace, Saltaire. In 1911 they were at 11 Amelia Street, Saltaire, where Harry worked as a cloth dyer’s labourer, a job he did until he retired. They moved to 7 Lower School Street between 1915 and 1918.

Mary died in 1929. In the 1939 Register widower Harry was retired and living at 7 Lower School Street with his married daughter, Christiana and her husband, Francis Hodgson, (they shared the same surname.) Both Christiana and Francis were deaf. Francis worked as a builder’s labourer. It is unclear what happened to Harry after 1939. He was not living at 7 Lower School Street in 1945.

 

Hodson, George William
24 October 1889 - 1966

George William Hodson was the son of Tom Hodson. Tom Hodson was born 18 February 1856 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. In 1888 he married Rosa Robinson at All Saints church in Bingley. In 1891 they lived at High Bank Cottages in Shipley with Tom working as a warehouseman. In 1901 they were living at 6 Queens Road in Shipley; Tom was a wool warehouseman. They had three sons: George William (the eldest), Thomas and John Richard. Rosa Hodson died in 1904. She was buried 3 September 1904 at Hirst Wood Cemetery in Shipley. The following year Tom married Mary Mitchell (nee Stones). Tom died 1919 and was buried 28 April 1919 in Hirst Wood Cemetery.

George William Hodson was born 24 October 1889 in Bradford. He was baptised 8 January 1890 at Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel. In 1906 & 1907 he lived with his family at 45 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. In 1908 they moved to 27 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. (The house remained in family for 46 years.) George worked as a warehouseman; his father a colour matcher.

George married Minnie Cooper in 1921. They had a daughter, Margaret Jeanne born in 1924. They probably lived in Bradford.

George died in Bradford in 1966. His daughter, Margaret Jeanne, qualified as a midwife 10 November 1950. In 1957 she was living at 21 Grange Avenue. Hirst Wood, Shipley.

[Updated with the help of Robert Linford; published online, 2 September 2017]

 

Hodson, John Richard
17 February 1900 - 1965?
[Updated with the help of Robert Linford. 2 September 2017]

John Richard was the son of Tom Hodson. Tom Hodson was born 18 February 1856 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. In 1888 he married Rosa Robinson at All Saints church in Bingley. In 1891 they lived at High Bank Cottages in Shipley with Tom working as a warehouseman. In 1901 they were living at 6 Queens Road in Shipley; Tom was a wool warehouseman. They had three sons: George William, Thomas and John Richard (the youngest). Rosa Hodson died in 1904. She was buried 3 September 1904 at Hirst Wood Cemetery in Shipley. The following year Tom married Mary Mitchell (nee Stones). Tom died 1919 and was buried 28 April 1919 in Hirst Wood Cemetery.

John Richard was born 17 February 1900 in Shipley. He was baptised 1 October 1903 at St Pauls in Shipley. In 1906 & 1907 he lived with his family at 45 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. In 1908 they moved to 27 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. (The house remained in family for 46 years.) His father was working as a colour matcher.

John lived with his step mother, Mary, at 27 Maddocks Street until he married Lucy Ann Bolton in 1933. They had a son, Geoffrey born 30 September 1934. In 1939 they were living at 10 Armstrong Street in Farsley, with John working as a roving overlooker. He died 1965 in Blackpool; his widow, Lucy, died in Blackpool in 1969. Their son Geoffrey died in Leeds in 1998.  

John's step-mother, Mary, remained at 27 Maddocks Street until her death in 1947. The house remained in the family, being lived in by Edith Alice Mitchell, daughter of Mary, and her husband Herbert Lonsdale (they married in 1928). Edith died in 1949; Herbert continued living in the house until 1954.

Hollywood, Francis Patrick
27 May 1865 – 29 April 1945

Francis Patrick Hollywood was born, 27 May 1865, in Mullaghbawn, Armagh, Ireland, to Michael Hollywood & Julia McPartland.

Francis married widow, Mary Ann Doherty (nee Malia), 6 May 1893 at St. Bede’s, Rotherham. Mary was born c1865 in Rotherham to Irish parents.

Francis & Mary had seven children, including Frank, a mill worker. Mary had two children from her first marriage. In 1901 they were living in Rotherham.

Above: Francis Patrick Hollywood

Above: Mary Ann Hollywood (nee Malia)

In 1911 they were living at 3 Caroline Street, Saltaire, with Francis working as a plasterer’s labourer. Around 1915 they moved to 21 Jane Street. In 1916 their daughter, Margaret Agnes, emigrated to America. By 1920 they were living at 3 Jane Street, where they would spend the rest of their lives.

In 1921 Francis was a labourer at the Valley Dye Works, in Bradford. Three of their children were living with them, all workers at Saltaire Mills – Frank, a wool comber aged 25, Mary, a wool comber aged 23, and James, a spinning doffer aged 15.

Francis’s wife, Mary, died in 1923. In the 1939 Register, Francis was retired living with his son Frank. Francis died, 29 April 1945. In his will he left £108 4s 3d.

 

Holmes, Joseph
c1854 - 5 February 1923

Joseph Holmes was the son of William Holmes. William was born 1830 in Baildon. He married Sarah Crabtree, 6 December 1852, at All Saints, Otley.

Joseph was born c1854 in Baildon. The family lived in Baildon where William was a weaver.

Joseph, a warp dresser, married Emma Myers, 19 February 1875, at St Wilfrid's Calverley. They had at least five children. In 1881 they were living at 55 Browgate in Baildon; by 1891 they had moved to 42 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Joseph and his family emigrated to America in 1891. They arrived in New York, 21 December, aboard SS Britannic having sailed from Liverpool. They lived in Jamestown in New York State where Joseph was a warp dresser. Joseph died 5 February 1923 in Jamestown.

 

Houlden, Alfred
1870 – 8 January 1939

Alfred Houlden was the son of John Houlden. John was born in 1836. He married Mary Gaunt 14 November 1857 at St Oswald’s Guiseley. They had 11 children. In 1861 they were living in Rawdon with John working as a weaver.

Alfred was born 4th Quarter 1870 in Horsforth. In 1871 they were in Horsforth. In 1881 & 1891 they were living at 22 Albert Road (renumbered 43) in Saltaire. John worked as a grease extractor. Alfred worked as a plumber.

In April 1883 Alfred was one of six Saltaire youths found guilty of stealing peas and corn from a shed in a field in Shipley. By 1901 they had moved to 2 Katherine Street. In 1911 Alfred was living with his widowed mother at 19 (37 Albert Road). He would live the rest of his life here.

Alfred married Emmeline Ferguson 2 October 1912 at St Peter’s Shipley. They had no children.

Alfred died 8 January 1939. He was buried two days later in Hirst Wood Cemetery, Shipley. In his will he left £166 8s to Emmeline. She was buried alongside him 16 April 1959.

 

Howarth, Thomas
22 March 1905 – 2 September 1974

Thomas Howarth was the son of Alfred Howarth. Alfred was born 22 March 1905 in Drighlington. He married Emily Butterfield, 26 January 1905, at St. Paul’s Shipley.

Thomas was born 22 March 1905 in Bingley. He married Dora Fillingham 13 October 1934 at Christchurch, Windhill. They had three children: Joyce born 6 March 1936, Lionel 1941, and Janet 1944.

In 1939 the family were living at 25 Herbert Street in Saltaire where Thomas was a joiner and carpenter. He was also an A.R.P. rescue party volunteer. By 1949 they had moved to 39 Albert Road, where Thomas & Dora would spend the rest of their lives.

Excerpt from a report in the Shipley Times 2 October 1957: -

The wedding took place at St. Peter’s Church, Shipley on Saturday (28 September), of Miss Joyce Howarth, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Howarth, of 39 Albert Road, Saltaire, and Mr. John Pitts, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Pitts, of the " Plough Inn,” Mirfield.

Thomas died 2 September 1974; Dora died 2 July 1991.

 

Howker, James
c1836 - 4 July 1914

James Howker was the son of John & Mary Howker. John was born c1813 in Haworth.

James, the second of four sons, was born c1836 in Stanbury near Haworth. In 1851 the family were living in Stanbury with both John and James working as wool combers.

James married Elizabeth Newton in 1861. They had thirteen children:-

John Newton (b1862)
Ellen (1864 - 9 August 1913)
Ann (1865 - 30 April 1937)
James William (b1866)
Sarah (1870 - 17 March 1897)
Mary Elizabeth (1872 - 12 June 1884)
Willie (b1874)
Ada Hannah (1875 - 29 November 1876)
Newton (1877 - 27 April 1953)
George (1878 - 7 May 1879)
Wright (1879 - 1918)
Arthur (1881 - 21 February 1945)
Edwin (b1882)

In 1871 the family were living at 16 Whitlam Street in Saltaire with James working as an overlooker. By 1881 they had moved to 43 Titus Street in Saltaire, where they remained the rest of their lives.

James died 4 July 1914 and was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery Shipley. Elizabeth died 18th January 1920 and was buried alongside him.

 

Hutley, Sarah Ann
1853 - 3 February 1918

Sarah Ann Hutley was the daughter of Thomas Hutley. Thomas was born c1823 in Scriven, North Yorkshire. He married Sarah Atkinson 3 February 1845 at Bradford Cathedral.

Sarah Ann, the second youngest of nine children, was born in 1853 in Shipley. In 1861 the family were living at 11 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, with Thomas working as a stone mason. By 1871 they were living at 2 Daisy Place in Saltaire, where Sarah would live for the rest of her life. Her father died 15 November 1877 and her mother died in 1891.

Sarah Ann worked as a weaver and she never married. After the death of her mother, she lived with her younger sister, Clarissa, also a spinster.

Sarah Ann died 3 February 1918 and was buried three days later in Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley. Her sister, Clarissa, joined her when she died 22 December 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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