George Alfred (1) Livesey


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Brief biography

George Alfred (1) Livesey was born in Salford around early 1888 to parents Joseph (1) Livesey and his second wife Emma Stubbs [Birth Index: Salford 8d 171, 1888 (March) - indexed as "Livsey"].

The 1891 Census finds him at age 3 living with his parents at 14, Quay Street in Salford.

The 1901 Census finds him at age 13 living with his father at this same address.

In 1907 he married Maria Wilkinson [Marriage Index: Salford 8d 184, 1907 (Sept)]. Her name was pronounced "Ryah" or "Ma-ryah" by her family. Her birth reference may be [Birth Index: Salford 8d 100, 1887 (June)].

The 1911 Census finds him at age 23 living with Maria and their first two sons at 8, Artisans Dwellings in Collier Street, Salford; he was employed as a railway porter.

According to family anecdote, he served in the Dardanelles in WW1.

Again, according to family anecdote, Maria died when she was about 40, possibly from cancer. She probably died aged "41" in 1928 [Death Index: Salford 8d 374, 1928 (June)].

His children by Maria Wilkinson

  1. William (2) Livesey
  2. George Alfred (2) Livesey - [Birth Index: Salford 8d 75, 1911 (March)]
  3. Ethel (2) Livesey - [Birth Index: Salford 8d 109, 1913 (June)]
  4. Frank (2) Livesey

According to family anecdote, one of the above sons died as a result of a bomb falling on his home during WW2. This may refer to William (2).