Discussion in 'General Family History Queries' started by Daft Bat, Oct 28, 2019.
Just a thought......
Walter's death certificate has arrived today.
No surprises there - he died at 49 Coleridge Road of Myocardial Degeneration and Arterial Sclerosis. His epilepsy is also mentioned, so I know it is the correct Walter GOLDSMITH.
Death was registered by S A GOLDSMITH (widow) of the same address, so this really does confirm that the SMITHs were also the GOLDSMITHs.
Just waiting for the marriage certificate
No surprises, but good to have things confirmed......the wait continues
Well I just think your all so very clever.
A Sarah Ann Tomlinson was baptised 17/4/1885 St James Accrington father William mother Martha Alice. Lancashire OPC
Marriage of Sarah Ann Tomlinson to possible George Ralph Dec 1909 Haslingden 8e 208.
Death of a George Ralph age 31 Dec 1916 age 31 (same age as Sarah) Haslingden 8e 195
And there you are led to the marriage of Sarah Ann Ralph, née Tomlinson to Walter George Smith aka Goldsmith.
In 1901 Sarah Ann Tomlinson is 17 and a cotton weaver. Also in the household is 11 year old Sarah A PEARSON and 9 year old Clara PEARSON.
Cousins to Walter, Sarah or both?
It seems that Clara and Sarah Annie were the daughters of Jonathon Bailey Pearson and Alice Savage. More children are Thomas Haworth, Mary Elizabeth, Mandurah and Amanda.
Sarah Ann Tomlinson.
Siblings: George Crawshaw 1877
Mary Ann 1879
(Sarah Ann baptised 17/4/1884 born 28 March 1884) William Robert baptised 17/4/1884 born 3/4/1882
Florence Ellen 1887
Martha Alice Haworth married John Thomas Crawshaw 1875 Haslingden
She then married William Tomlinson in 1876 as Martha Alice Crawshaw.
This is getting confusing....sorry. The Pearson girls living with the Tomlinson’s in 1901 have a brother Thomas Haworth.
Pearsons, Haworth and Tomlinson’s and perhaps also the Goldsmiths are all somehow related so is this maybe a cause for a family rift and Sarah Ann Goldsmith has a brother George Crawshaw.
The marriage certificate has arrived and it is my Walter!
He names his father as Caleb SMITH, baker, and is a house decorator aged 38.
His father was Caleb GOLDSMITH, a baker, Walter was a painter. The wedding took place on 6th march 1926: Walter says that he is 38 and that corresponds with his birth on 19th August 1887.
Who was Sarah Ann?
She was Sarah Ann RALPH, widow, neé TOMLINSON, her father William being a deceased Iron Turner. She gives her age as being 41 which works with a birth of 21st March 1884 - she was just coming up to her 42nd birthday.
These all tie in with the information in posts #79 and #80.
A HUGE thank you to you all - and to @MollyMay for finding that marriage record.
They wed by licence at The New Jerusalem Church, Corner of Reads and Livingstone Roads, Fylde. That's a new thing to research....
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
(Chuffed to little mintballs does not even come close )
Just brilliant, so pleased for you - don't you just love it when it all comes together?
Team work is what makes this place just so very special
That’s fantastic - and MM’s tag line says it all. Now, what’s next
The will arrived this morning (Not bad - I only ordered it on 1st November...) and she left everything to a niece Marion CUNLIFFE, daughter of her sister Elizabeth CUNLIFFE (both now deceased).
No-one mentioned on my side of the family, but it ties up the ends.
Separate names with a comma.