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James Albert Coney

Date of Birth: December 3, 1888


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): James Albert Coney  


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 3rd December 1888, Brighton, Sussex  

Date and Place of Death: 1973, Suffolk City, Maine, US

Nationality: British


Childhood: 7th of 16 children born (15 survived)


Parents: William and Louisa nee Dance  

Parent’s occupations: Railway engine driver


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Railway coach builder, operator at Gretna  


Place of residence at Gretna: 7 R East  

Job title at Gretna: Operator.


Marital status: Married Elsie Florence Gough at Steyning, Sussex.

Children: At least 2.

Travels: Emigrated to US in 1939 


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

James Albert Coney was born on 3rd December 1888 in Brighton, Sussex to William and Louisa nee Dance.  


1891 – living at 44 De Vere Road, Preston, Sussex. Father an engine driver. James the 7th of 8 children.  


1901- at the same address, father a railway engine driver. Now 11 children.  


1901 – railway employment record shows 14-year-old James as a railway employee 


1911- 135 Ditchling Rise, Brighton. 7 rooms. 16 children born, 15 survived. James a railway coach builder.  


October 1916- married Elsie Florence Gough at Steyning, Sussex.  


WW1- employed at H M Factory, Gretna as an operator living with Elise at 7 R East. Listed on Electoral register as Albert James Coney.  


1921 – James Albert, Elsie Florence, Gwendoline Brenda and 1 other are on the record at Hartshill, Athersone, Warwickshire.  


1939 January- emigrated from Liverpool to Maine, US with wife and 2 offspring.  


1973- died and buried at Somerton Friend’s Meeting Cemetery, Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia, US aged 85  




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