The picture above is of my great great grandparents, John and Mary Stacey, and probably their 4 youngest children.
Their youngest son George was born in 1882 so that would date this photograph mid to late 1880s.
I will start my thoughts with John and Mary who are the maternal branch of my family.

Monday, 19 March 2012

More Tirrell sisters

I have already told you what I know of two of my grandfather's sisters.  There were seven in all but I only have photographs of two others.

Violet was born on 15th April 1900 in Claycross, Derbyshire. She married Rowland Shore  in 1928. My mother told me they had a daughter called Hazel and I think they may have had more children but my mother didn't remember.  This photograph was taken when Violet was quite young.  She died on 5th November 1992 at the age of 92.  She is buried with her husband Rowland in Maltby, Yorkshire.

The other sister I have photographs of is Lily.  Lily was born on 4th February 1903 in Epworth , Lincolnshire.  She married Harry Singleton in 1921 and made a lovely bride as you can see from the photograph.  The other photograph is of Lily with her son Harry who was born in 1922.  Lily died in 1997 at the age of 94 years.


As I said I don't have photos of the other sisters and know very little about them.  

The second sister Elizabeth was born on 17th May 1891 in Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire.  She married Frank Davis in 1911 and they had four daughters.  Sadly Frank was run over by a bus on a foggy day in December 1925 and died in hospital on 27th December.  Elizabeth remarried in 1928.  She married  Sidney Shore who was the brother of her sister Violet's husband.  Elizabeth died in 1962 at the age of 81. 

Jane Tirrell was born in 1892 also in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire.  She moved to Hampshire where she married James Heath in 1910, as far as I know they had four children.  I do not know when Jane died. 

The last daughter was Eliza Rose who was born on 23rd May 1904 in Ecclesall, Yorkshire, sadly she only lived a few weeks, dying in the September quarter of that year. 

I have already written about my grandfather's brother Joseph George.  The final sibling was another brother, Frank who was born in 1897 in Woodford, Northamptonshire and as yet I have no information about him. 

One thing I have noticed while writing my blog, which I hadn't noticed before is that Herbert and two of his sisters died at the age of 81, as did his mother.  His father didn't quite make it as he died at the age of 80 and his sister Violet died at 92 and Lily at 94.  Looks like there might be a longevity gene in the Tirrell family as my mother lived to be 89 years old. 

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it strange this family history blogging mullarkey? Like you, I've spotted things that had gone unnoticed before. It's a lovely way of making people real isn't it? Well done.