Louisa Crossman was born on 11 December 1886 at Arlecdon, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Her date of birth was recorded in the 1939 Register.
In the 1891 census Louisa was living with her parents Thomas and Louisa Crossman at 14 James Street, Arlecdon, Whitehaven. She was aged 4 years. [RG12/4312 8 Pg 10]
In 1901 the family was living at 196 Victoria Street, Chadderton, Lancashire. Louisa, aged 14, was then working as a cotton winder. [RG13/3821 117 Pg 44]
In 1911 Louisa was living with her mother and stepfather Thomas Jennings at 232 Fields New Road, Chadderton. Aged 24, she was a cotton beamer.
Louisa Crossman married Arthur Byrom on 6 June 1914 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Chadderton. Their marriage certificate recorded Arthur was a bachelor aged 27 and a stripper and grinder at a cotton mill. His father was named as Benjamin Byrom, also a stripper and grinder. Louisa was a spinster aged 27 and a cotton beamer. Her father was named as Thomas Crossman, (deceased), a worker in the iron works. At the time of their marriage Arthur was living with his parents at 1 Taylor St and Louisa at 232 Fields New Rd, Chadderton. Their witnesses were Mr George Byrom and Lizzie Hempshall[?].
This couple had no known children.
The 1939 Register, taken on 29 September 1939, has been described as a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales just after the outbreak of the Second World War. The Register recorded each person's address, date of birth and occupation.
At that time Arthur and Louisa were residing at 5 Burnley Street, Chadderton. Arthur, aged 53, was still a stripper and grinder. Louisa was aged 52.
Arthur Byrom died on 23 March 1941 at 5 Burnley St, Chadderton aged 54 years of a pulmonary embolism, mitral valvular heart disease and chronic bronchitis. His death certificate further recorded Arthur had been a cotton cardroom operative. The informant of his death was his widow Louisa Byrom of the same address, who was present at the death.
He was buried on 27 March at Chadderton Cemetery with his parents and sister Elizabeth Halkyard [G2 192].
Louisa Byrom died the following month, also aged 54 years [Death Jun Qtr 1941/Ashton 8d 925]. She was buried on 23 April 1941 at Chadderton Cemetery with her parents Thomas Crossman and Louisa Jennings [C7 173]. The burial register stated her residence as 5 Burnley St, Chadderton. Her date of death was not recorded.
GRO Birth Index
CROSSMAN, LOUISA Mother's maiden name MARTIN
GRO Reference: 1887 M Quarter in WHITEHAVEN Volume 10B Page 578
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