1938 – Taylor, Fred
1938 – FRED TAYLOR, Contractor, 53
Fred Taylor of 33 Staveley Road, Poolsbrook was born in 1885 in Nottingham and had 7 siblings. Fred married his wife Sophia in 1909 and they had 8 children. Prior to Markham Colliery Fred had worked as an ironstone miner above ground in Caythorpe.
When Fred Taylor was born in 1885 in Flintham, Nottinghamshire, his father, Francis, was 45 and his mother, Louisa, was 25. Fred had 7 siblings. Francis was born in 1840 and died in 1909. Louisa was born in 1860 and died in 1955.
In 1901 the family moved to South Normanton and Fred was a servant at the age of 16.
Fred married at the age of 24 to Sophia Pheasant, who was 22 years old, on 31 May 1909 in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. They had eight children in 13 years.
Fred’s first daughter was born in October 1910, Winifred Louisa Taylor. She married in 1951 at the age of 40 and died in 1990 at the age of 80.
The census states that Fred was living with Sophia and Winifred aged 5 months in 1911, he was an ironstone miner above ground in Caythorpe.
Some time between 1914 and 1918 Fred, Sophia and their children moved to Chesterfield and settled at 33 Staveley Road, Poolsbrook, Derbyshire.
Fred died on 10th May 1938 in the Markham Colliery Disaster at the age of 53.
Fred’s widow Sophia died aged 72 in 1961.
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