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Saltaire People: Additional Biographies
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Neild, Ada
14 March 1858 – 1917

Ada Mitchell was born 14 March 1858 in Saltaire to Ellen Mitchell (father unknown).

Ada, a weaver, married Job Ellison Neild, a wool sorter, 10 May 1880 at St Wilfrid, Calverley. They had three children; Annie (b1881), Thomas (b1883) and Willie (b1888). Thomas Neild served in WW1. In 1881 they were living at 40 Victoria Road (renumbered 66) in Saltaire. Job died in 1890.

By 1901, widowed Ada was living at 33 Caroline Street in Saltaire where she remained until her death until 1917. Ada was buried 19 December 1917 in the churchyard at St Pauls in Shipley.


Newsome, Reuben
c1851 – 4 May 1915
Ref. War Diary, 7 May 1915

Reuben Newsome was the son of James Newsome.
James was born c 1829 in Baildon. He married Lydia (date and maiden name unknown).

Reuben, who had a younger sister, was born c1851 in Shipley. In 1861 the family were living at 5 Herbert Street in Saltaire with James working as a weaving overlooker. By 1871 they had moved to 18 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Reuben was a book keeper in the mill, where he worked all his life. In 1881 they were living at 33 Albert Road (renumbered 65) in Saltaire. James died in 1888.

In 1891 Reuben was living with his widowed mother at 24 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Reuben married Sarah Brookshank in 1899. They lived at 73 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Sarah died in 1914.

Reuben died 4 May 1915 and was buried 7 May 1915 at St Pauls Shipley. In his will he left £71 11s 7d (worth £6,600 in 2014) to his married sister, Esther Taylor.


Newsome, Richard
1847 – April 1917

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