THE SIMPSON FAMILY - SHEFFIELD

Tom married MARY SIMPSON in 1948 at Wadsley Parish Church. Sheffield, Yorkshire. MARY was the youngest daughter of HENRY and EVELINE SIMPSON nee BARKER

 HENRY known as HARRY and EVELINE were married at St Bartholomew's Church Burgoyne Road Sheffield  The marriage took place on 14th July 1909

The photograph on the left shows MARY'S eldest two sisters ALICE (1909 - ) and ELSIE (1916 - )  together with her older brother JAMES (1912 -1981 ). There is no date on the photograph but it was taken circa 1918.  

In total HENRY and EVELINE had seven children, six daughters and one son

 

Alice standing outside the cake shop where she worked. I believe the shop was on Middlewood Road, Sheffield

1. ALICE born 25th November 1909
Birth Alice Simpson
Year of Registration 1910 Quarter of Registration Jan-Feb-Mar Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow Registration County Yorkshire
Mother's maiden name Barker Volume Number 9C Volume Page 379

2. JAMES born 14th July 1912. Jim served with the Eighth Army in North Africa in WW2 and after demobilization he returned to spend the rest of his working life with Sheffield Corporation as a Refuse Collection Driver. In fact at the time of his retirement he had spent over 50 years with the local council. He died on New Years Eve 1981 at the age of 69 from a Coronary Thrombosis at his home in Dunella Road, Hillsborough,  Sheffield. He was cremated at City Road Crematorium the following week.
Death James Simpson
Year of Registration 1982 Quarter of Registration Jan-Feb-Mar Registration District Sheffield Registration County Yorkshire
Date of Birth 14 July 1912 Volume Number 3 Volume Page 1836  

Alice and Jim with their Uncle Willis circa 1916

I believe that this was the last photograph that was taken of Jim in the summer of 1981 in Whitby, North Yorkshire. He is with his younger sister MARY. He died on New Years Eve 1981 of a coronary thrombosis age 69. He wascremated the following week at Sheffield's City Road Crematorium.  

3. EVELINE born 28th November 1913 and died a few months later.

Death Eveline Simpson
Year of Registration 1914 Quarter of Registration Jul-Aug-Sep Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow Registration County Yorkshire
Age at Death: 0 Volume Number 9C Volume Page 429

4. ELSIE born 22nd September 1916. Elsie married a WILLIAM BILLARD.

Marriage William A Billard
Year of Marriage 1946
Quarter of Marriage Apr-May-Jun Registration District Sheffield Registration County Yorkshire
Spouse's Surname Elsie Simpson Volume Number 9C Volume Page 1252

There is a photograph of Bill and Elsie's wedding below. Her younger sisters MARY (to the left) and MAY (to the right) are also present on the photo

Elsie died in 1975

Death Elsie Billard
Year of Registration 1975 Quarter of Registration Jan-Feb-Mar Registration District Sheffield Registration County Yorkshire
Date of Birth 22 September 1915 Volume Number 3 Volume Page 1773

5. DOROTHY born 24th August 1918

Births Sep 1918  Simpson Dorothy Barker Ecclesall Bierlow Volume  9c  Page 683. Borothy married a John W. Horton in 1939 in Sheffield. She died in 1986

6. MAY born 4th August 1922 at 21 Freedom Street Sheffield Yorkshire. Her school record is as follows

"Simpson, May (Student, dob 04 Aug 1922).Parent or guardian name(s): Henry (~), of 11 Braemore Rd. Admitted to Marlcliffe Rd Junior & Infants Council School, Hillsborough, as of 30 May 1932,  until 31 Mar 1933, reason for leaving: Hillsboro Girls. Previously attended Walkley."

and then joined the services at the outbreak of war in 1939. After the war she spent the rest of her working life with the Post Office/BT as a Telephonist Supervisor. MAY lived to be 80 years of age but sadly died on 29th January 2003 at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield from complications following a cerebral infarction. She was buried on Monday 10th February 2003 at Wisewood Cemetery Sheffield, the same resting place as her parents. May was the first member of the family to have a woodland burial.

The above photograph was taken of May at the age of 5 in 1927

7. MARY born 11th June 1927 Sheffield Yorkshire 

The above photograph shows the youngest daughter MARY (1927 -  with her elder sisters MAY (1922 - 2003) on the right and DOROTHY on the doorstep .

Notes

Death Eveline Simpson Year of Registration 1975 Quarter of Registration Jan-Feb-Mar Registration District Sheffield Registration County Yorkshire
Date of Birth 06 October 1890 Volume Number 3 Volume Page 2318

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