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Jackson, George Edward
7 April 1854 – 24 December 1918

George Edward Jackson was born, 7 April 1854, in Wilsden to William Henry Jackson and Sarah Ann Ellison. In 1861 they were living at 16 Caroline Street, Saltaire, with William working as a wool sorter. In 1871 they were at 31 Titus Street, Saltaire. Both George and his father were working as wool sorters.

George emigrated to America in 1880. He married Olive Smith in 1884. She was born, 7 September 1862, in New Jersey. They had at least seven children.
Living in Delaware George became an American citizen, 17 October 1894.
In 1900 he was a wool sorter living with his family in Delaware. In 1910 they were living in Philadelphia.

George died, 24 December 1918, in Philadelphia. He was buried four days later in Oakland Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Notice in the Philadelphia Press, 27 December 1918: -

JACKSON – 24 December George E., husband of Olive Jackson. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to funeral services, Saturday 2 P. M., at his late residence, 825 E. Willard St. Interred Oakland Cemetery. Remains may be viewed Friday evening."

Image: Google Maps: 825 E. Willard Street, Philadelphia.


Jackson, William
c1880 – 1 November 1915

William Jackson was born c1880 in Bradford. He married Mary Ann in 1900 (maiden name unknown). They had four children, with two dying in infancy.

In 1911 they were living at 11 Byron Street, Skipton, with William working as an iron founder.

William was accidently killed 1 November 1915.

Report in the Bradford Weekly Telegraph 5 November: -

At Saltaire Hospital on Wednesday (3 November) the Deputy Coroner. Mr. E. W. Norris, held at inquest touching the death of William Jackson (35), a mechanic, of 2 Caroline Street, Saltaire, who was killed on Monday (1 November) afternoon by being run over by a motor waggon belonging to Sir Titus Salt, Bart Sons, and Co., Ltd., Saltaire. The firm was represented by Mr. C. H. Briggs

Evidence of identification was given by the widow, Mary Ann Jackson, who said that her husband was an active man and had good sight.

James William Bailey, 3 Lower School Street, Saltaire, and Haydn Newton, 19 Wycliffe Place, Saltaire Road, Shipley, spoke to seeing the deceased riding on the waggon. In jumping off he appeared to lose his balance and fell underneath the wheel.

The driver of the waggon, John Groves, of 4 Herbert Sweet, Saltaire, said he was proceeding down Victoria Road when the accident happened. He knew deceased was on the waggon when passing the Spotted House, opposite Manningham Park, and he requested him to get off. Deceased replied that he was going Saltaire way, and witness again told him that it would be better if he got off the vehicle.

The first intimation that something had happened was when proceeding down Victoria Road. Witness felt the near back wheel lift up and the vehicle itself drop. On looking through the window be saw deceased lying on the road.Witness added that he bad had to stop the vehicle previously the same day on account of youths jumping on and boys running behind.

The Coroner remarked that the practice was a most dangerous one and a trouble to the drivers.

The driver said up-grown people were as guilty of the practice as children.

The Coroner: It is a dangerous thing. There is not the slightest association of blame attached to the driver in this ease. He saw the deceased on the waggon and told him to get off. Perhaps in time people will begin to recognise the danger.

A verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned.

Mr. Briggs, on behalf at the firm, expressed sympathy with the relatives of the deceased. He said the driver was a thoroughly trustworthy, and most reliable man.

At the time of his death, William was employed on the night turn at the engineering works of Messrs. F. Wigglesworth & Co., Hirst Wood, Shipley.


Johnson, Tom
30 November 1866 – 6 April 1949

 Tom Johnson was born, 30 November 188, in Clint near Harrogate. He married Alice Murgatroyd, 11 February 1893, at All Saints, Little Horton, Bradford. Alice was born, 2 June 1864, in Shipley. They had a daughter, May, born in 1896, and a son, Harld, born in 1898. Tom worked as a tram driver.

Report in the Shipley Times 25 April 1902: -

Tramcar Alarm

On Monday afternoon (21 April) an accident occurred on the electric tramway in Bradford. According to Superintendent White’s report, it would appear that at about twenty minutes to four o’clock in the afternoon, electric car 99, driven by Tom Johnson, 3 Bradford Lane, and John Lockwood (conductor), 19 Amelia Street, Saltaire, was proceeding up Cheapside, and when near to Stone Street, began to run backwards.

A number of passengers became alarmed and jumped off the footboard. Mrs. Gott of 147 Manningham Lane, complained of injury to the back and left arm, and Mrs. Munday, of Denton Wall, Undercliffe, was bruised and cut on the back of the head. Both ladies were conveyed home in cabs by their friends.

In 1911, Tom and his family were living at 31 Lynwood Terrace, Shipley. By 1918 they were at 2 Maddocks Street, Shipley. By 1939 they had moved to 1 Titus Street, Saltaire, where they would spend the rest of their lives.

Notice in the Shipley Times 28 January 1942: -

Do you know that a Branch of the
exists in Shipley.
We want another 2,000 members.
Send your name and address to
Mr. T. Johnson, Secretary, 1 Titus Street, Saltaire.
Membership 1s per year.

Alice died 21 April 1944. Tom died 6 April 1949.


Jolley, Joseph Harold
26 July 1889 – 15 October 1984

Joseph Harold Jolley was the son of Joseph Joshua Jolley. Joseph Joshua was born c1852 in Norfolk. He married Elizabeth Ann Thorpe in 1875. In 1881they were living at 33 Ada St in Saltaire with Joseph Joshua working as a wool sorter.

Joseph, the youngest of seven children, was born 26 July 1889 in Saltaire. In 1891 & 1901 they were living at 2 Constance St in Saltaire. By 1911 Joseph was a cabinet maker living with his family at 7 Rhodes St in Shipley.

Joseph emigrated to America in 1913. Having sailed from Liverpool aboard the SS “Arabic,” he arrived in Boston 11 January. He soon returned to England, as in 1915 he married Renee Allen in Salisbury, Wiltshire. They had at least four children. By 1919 they were living at 6 Rhodes St, Shipley.

In October 1920 they were reported as being one of the first four families to move to the new houses in Hirst Wood. They lived at 106 Hirst Wood Rd until around 1938 when they moved to 4 Lindisfarne Rd.

Joseph played billiards for the Saltaire Institute with his brother, Leonard Robert Jolley, who had served in WW1.

Joseph died 15 October 1984 in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. In his will he left £7,142.


Jones, Maggie (nee Cash)
1895 – 1924

Maggie Cash was born in 1895 in Keelby, near Grimsby in Lincolnshire, to Margaret Culley & Henry Cash

In 1911 Maggie was living with her mother, who was a school cleaner, and her sisters in Keelby.

Living at 31 Whitlam Street, Saltaire, Maggie married Albert Jones, 18 March 1916, at St Peter’s, Shipley. Albert was a motor mechanic, born in 1892 in Digby, Lincolnshire, living at 13 Ada Street, Saltaire.

They had a son, James Harold, born in 1917, and a daughter, Rene Margaret, born in 1918.

Maggie died in 1924 at 13 Ada Street.


Jowett, Francis Edgar
1 June 1876 – 26 September 1944

Francis Edgar Jowett (known was Edgar) was born, 1 June 1876, in Shipley to Francis William Jowett and Emily Ann Stead.

In 1891 they were living at 10 Dove Street, Saltaire. Edgar worked as an office boy and his father a warehouseman.

Working as a joiner, Edgar married Edith Trow, 19 April 1897, at St. Pauls, Shipley. Edith, born 26 January 1879 in Wombwell, Barnsley, was living at 4 Daisy Place, Saltaire. They had five children, with one dying in infancy.

In 1901 and 1911 they were living at 11 Brighton Street, Shipley. In 1921 they were at 21 Alexandra Road, Shipley. Edgar was a joiner working for builders, Thomas Clark & Sons.

In the 1939 Register Edgar was incapacitated. He was living with his wife at 84 Bingley Road, Shipley. Edgar died 29 September 1944.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 4 October: -

The death occurred on Friday, alter a long illness, of Mr. F. Edgar Jowett. of 84 Bingley Road, Shipley. His wife, Mrs. Edith Jowett, formerly carried on business as confectioner at Saltaire.

For several years Mr. Jowett was a joiner and cabinet maker employed by Messrs. Cryer Bros., Ltd., builders and undertakers, Market Street, Shipley. He was a life member of the Shipley Working Men’s Club.

Mr. Jowett, who was 68 years of age, leaves a widow and three sons, with whom much sympathy is felt in their sad bereavement.

The funeral took place at Nab Wood Cemetery. Shipley, on Tuesday afternoon. Before the interment a service was held at Saltaire Congregational Church, at which the Pastor (the Rev. S. Q. McLellan) officiated.

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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