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WW1: The Saltaire Story
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Zipfel, Robert Ebenezer
c1875 - 18 October 1954

Charles Zipfel was born c1833 in Brandon, Suffolk. In 1855 he married Sarah Elizabeth Edwards at Thetford, Norfolk. Their eldest daughter was Anna Maria. Anna Maria was born c1856 in Brandon, Suffolk. She had a son Robert Ebenezer born in Brandon c1875, father unknown. In 1897 Anna married John Filby in Suffolk.

Robert married Elizabeth Edwards at Thetford, Norfolk in 1894. She was born in 1877 in Suffolk. They had four children.

In 1901 they were living in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Robert was a gardener. In 1911 they were living with one son and two daughters at 3 Victoria Cottages in Northallerton. Robert was a gardener.

Robert fought with the Suffolk Regiment, and he survived the war. During the war they lived at 26 Amelia Street in Saltaire (originally 3 Bath Buildings, demolished around 1936). By 1918 they had moved to 5 Edward Street in Saltaire (originally 10 Bath Buildings, demolished around 1936), where they remained until around 1932.

In 1921 Robert was a gardener at Shipley Golf Club. His son, Douglas, and was working at Saltaire Mills.

Robert died in Bradford District 18 October 1954.




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