I am looking for the siblings of Harry Cocker born May 12, 1885 in Elland, County of York, UK.

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Harry was born on South Lane, Elland, County of York, UK to John Willam and mary Ann ( Iredale?) Cocker. He had 9 (?) siblings, one of whom was named Sam. Harry visited the area after being interned as a POW in Berlin during WWI with his daughter Helen aged 9 and his wife Ina.
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I have examined the census returns for Yorkshire and had little difficulty finding Harry Cocker, 1885, in the 1901 Census for Halifax. He is living with his aunt, Mary H Bailey, at 3 Cotton Street, Halifax, and is working as a Draper's Shopkeeper's apprentice. His Aunt is described as single rather than a widower which tends to suggest that his mothers maiden name was Bailey rather than the proposed Iredale.

There is no sign of John William Cocker in Yorkshire. There is only one Mary Ann Cocker and she is married to Maurice Cocker in the 1911 census for Sheffield. This family appears to be too small as she has only had 5 children.

The family, apart from Harry, appears to have vanished. In these circumstances I suggest you start looking at passenger lists starting with the main emmigration routes to USA and Australia. There are a number of online sources you could consult. Try

www.cyndislist.com/ships

Just google "passenger lists" for the many other possible sites.

Good Hunting

John Shipton

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by John Shipton G2G6 Mach 1 (13.1k points)
IN 1891 CENSUS   HE IS AGED 6 BORN 1885      
    AND IS THE GRANDSON OF OF HENRY JMIPERLEY AGED 54 (A TOOL MAKER)AND ELIZABETH JMIPERLEY HIS WIFE AGED 56      
    HIS FATHER IS ALFRED BORN 1856 AND HIS MOTHER (NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN 1863      
    HIS BROTHERS WERE ALFRED 1883 WILLIAM 1887       
    HIS SISTERS WERE UNKNOWN 1881 ANNIE 1890 ALICE 1891      
    AND THEY ALL LIVED IN CARVER LANE SHEFFIELD

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