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Young Whitham

Police constable
Birthplace Todmorden Yorkshire England Date of Death: April 20, 1928


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1858, Todmorden, Yorkshire

Date and Place of Death:  20th April 1928, Chorlton, South Manchester

Nationality: British


Childhood: Youngest of at least 3


Parents: Joseph and Mary nee Walton


Parent’s occupations: Farmer


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


Occupation: Police constable


Place of residence at Gretna: Factory Police Camp


Job title at Gretna: Police constable


Marital status: Married Mary Elizabeth Cowherd.


Children: Three children.

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Young Whitham was born in 1858 at Todmorden, Yorkshire to Joseph and Mary nee Walton. Father a farmer.


1871- living at Rodmer Clough, Stansfield, Todmorden, the youngest of 3.


8th September 1886 married Mary Elizabeth Cowherd at Stanley, St Anne, Liverpool. Young is a police constable.


1891 – living at the Police Station, Duke Street, Askam-in-Furness, Lancashire ( now Cumbria) Married with 2 children. A police constable.


1901- 89 Haworth Street, Rishton, Blackburn. A police constable.


1911 – 29 Hartington Street, Moss Side , Manchester. 6 rooms. Had 3 children. A police constable with Manchester City Police.


WW1 living at Factory Police Camp, Gretna and employed at H M Factory Gretna as a Police Constable being too old for military service. ( source – valuation roll )


1921- Young, Mary Elizabeth and 2 others are on the record in Chorlton, South Manchester.


20th April 1928- died at Chorlton aged 69




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