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Florence Jane Hayton
FLORENCE JANE HAYTON
Date and Place of Birth:
14 September 1898 in Frizington, Cumberland and baptised 18 October 1898 at St. Paul’s, Frizington.
Date and Place of Death:
6 June 1965 Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Florence grew up in West Cumbria with four siblings:
Margaret (Maggie) 1885
Peter Smith Hayton (1862-1930) married Elizabeth Robinson (1866-1920) in 1885 at Whitehaven.
Florrie’s father worked as a Joiner’s labourer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Nil known
Occupation: Florrie worked as a waitress after the war before marrying. In 1930 US census Florrie was working as an operator in a Silk Mill.
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Job title at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Florrie married Albert Priestley (1901-1962) on 2 May 1925 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Children: Nil known
Awards/recognitions: Nil known
Trivia / any other information:
While Florrie at HM Factory, Gretna her husband to be had enlisted in the Royal Marine band!