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Jowett, Hannah
17 April 1836 – March 1920

Hannah Jowett was the daughter of John Jowett. John was born c1810 in Leeds. He married Sarah Oddy 26 September 1831 at St Peter’s Leeds.

Hannah, the eldest of five children, was born 17 April 1836 in Leeds. She was baptised 19 June 1836 at St Peter’s. The family lived in Leeds where John was a shoemaker and Hannah a weaver. By 1871 they had moved to Saltaire living at 11 George Street before moving to 71 George Street.

In 1891 Hannah was living alone, running a baby linen shop at 26 Westgate in Shipley. In 1901 she was alone at 8 Stone Fold in Baildon, where she worked as a dressmaker. By 1911 she was retired and living at 53 Victoria Road in Saltaire. For over fifty years Hannah was a teacher in the Saltaire Congregational Sunday School and a member of the first choir formed in connection with the church. Hannah, a liberal, was a well-known temperance speaker.

Report from the Shipley Times Friday 18 July 1913 as follows:

“An interesting ceremony took place at the People’s Hall on Sunday, when photographs of temperance worthies wore unveiled The first photograph to be uncovered was that of Mr. Morrell, by County Alderman Duran, who gave a brief resume of Mr. Morrell’s work in this district. A portrait of Miss Hannah Jowett was unveiled by Mrs. Dunn, who mentioned that Miss Jewett was the prime mover in the scheme whereby the People’s Hall became the home of the Temperance Union.”

Hannah died, a spinster, in March 1920. She was buried 20 March 1920 at Nab Wood Cemetery.






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