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Pearson, Alfred
[1869-1???] Son of George Pearson.

Born in Southowram.

He married Lilly.

They lived at Denmark Farm, Southowram [1911]

Pearson, Allen
[1892-1916] Son of John Pearson.

Born in Soyland.

He was a cotton twiner piecer [1911] / employed by Victoria Mills, Brighouse.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Rifleman with A Company 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to the Front [May 1916].

He was killed in action [15th September 1916] (aged 24).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [28th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Ripponden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Stones Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School, Ripponden

Pearson, Ambrose
[1895-1915] Of 2 Bedford Court, Halifax.

He worked for J. E. Bentley & Company at Dunkirk Mills.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died following a German gas attack at Hill 60 [19th December 1915] (aged 20).

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [III H 6].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Pearson, Arnold
[1920-1944] He was educated at Holy Trinity School & Halifax Tech / employed at Halifax Corporation Electricity Department.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 6th June 1944 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt [280], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Pearson, Arthur
[1873-19??] Of 34 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

He sustained head injuries was injured in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, and was detained at Halifax Infirmary

Pearson, Binns
[1855-1???] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Pearson of Laverock Lane, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [11th March 1855]

Pearson, Cain
[1863-1934] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a blacksmith & wheelwright [1888].

In 1888, he married (1) Annie Lawler [1865-1903] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Ireland
 

Children:

  1. Julia Ann [b 1890]
  2. Walter [b 1891]
  3. John Henry [b 1893]
  4. William
  5. Elizabeth [b 1899]

The children were born in Southowram.

After 1901, the family moved to Doncaster.

Annie died in Doncaster in 1903.

In 1907, Cain married (2) Maria Walsh [1864-1919] in Halifax.


Maria was born in Halifax
 

They had no children

Pearson, Charles
[1874-1954] Organist and choirmaster at Blackley Baptist Church for 45 years.

He walked the 3 miles from his home in Oakes to the Church twice every Sunday. In winter, he stayed at the Church for his lunch. After doing this for 25 years, he bought a car.

During World War II, he served 4 years in the Royal Artillery. He resumed his rôles at the Church in 1946.

He retired in 1953.

He died the following year [aged 80]

Pearson, David
[1852-1???] Born in Linthwaite.

He was a wine & spirit merchant, drysalter & confectioner [1891].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Emily Ann Spivey [1855-1???] in Huddersfield.


Emily Ann was born in Holmfirth
 

Children:

  1. Mellor [b 1883]
  2. Clarissa [b 1885]
  3. Florence [b 1889]

The children were born in Brighouse.

The family lived at 68 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1891]

Pearson, Edgar
[18??-19??] Printer at 5 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1927]

Pearson, Edgar Vincent
[1896-1916] Son of James Pearson.

Born in Brighouse [30th August 1896]

He was a grocer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died of wounds [7th October 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [14A & 15C]

Pearson, Ephraim
[18??-18??] Of Wyke.

He supported the fife and drum band – established by the Band of Hope – which became the Wyke Temperance Band

Pearson, Eric Sapho
[1924-1940] Son of Edith Pearson, of 18 Golf Avenue, Highroad Well.

16-year-old Eric worked as a butcher's boy at Geoffrey Thompson's butchers shop in Hanson Lane, Halifax.

On 22nd November 1940, he had left work but forgot his wage packet and returned to the shop. He was a civilian casualty, killed by the Hanson Lane bomb as he waited for his bus home.

He died on the same day

Pearson, Ernest
[1889-1918] MM.

He married Hilda.

They lived at 12 Bonegate Avenue, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 18th September 1918 (aged 29).

He was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France [III F 96].

He was awarded the Military Medal

Pearson, Frank
[1890-19??] Son of Eliza Ann Pearson, a worsted drawer of Cain Lane, Southowram; father unknown.

He was fostered as a baby by Hannah & Joseph Hardy.

He was a coal face miner [1914].

In [Q4] 1918, he married Elsie in Barnsley.


Elsie née Ashton was the widow of Keay Saunders
 

Pearson, Fred Alwyn
[1914-1943] Son of Mary & Harry Pearson of Queensbury.

In [Q4] 1941, he married Joan M. Leathley in Calder District.

They lived at Queensbury.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the 149th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 12th March 1943 (aged 29).

He was buried at Bergh (Beek) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Netherlands [3-8].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Teachers'

Pearson, Frederick
[1844-1894] Son of Joah Pearson.

He was a shoemaker / landlord of the Ring of Bells, Brighouse / landlord of the Wellington Inn, Brighouse [1881].

In [Q1] 1865, he married Martha Dyson [1844-1908] in Halifax.


Martha was the daughter of George Dyson
 

Children:

  1. John [1865-1879]
  2. Tom

The family lived at Law's Terrace, Ogden Lane, Rastrick [1894].

Frederic died [Q2 1894] (aged 50).

Martha died [Q3 1908] (aged 64) 

Pearson, George
[18??-19??] Of Walsden.

On 21st May 1900, for a stake of 10/- he undertook to walk from the Cross Keys, Walsden to the Moorcock, Walsden, and back, in 30 minutes. He completed the task in 27 minutes

Pearson, George
[1833-18??] Son of Thomas Pearson.

In 1862, he married Sarah Shackleton? from Thornton.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1862] who was a warper in tapestry [1911]
  2. John William [1864-1875]
  3. Mary Emma [b 1866]
  4. Alfred
  5. Elizabeth Hannah [b 1871]
  6. Sam [b 1874]

The family lived at Denmark Farm, Southowram [1881, 1891, 1901].

George was dead by 1881.

Living with the widowed Sarah and family in 1891 was lodger Arthur Sykes [aged 26], and in 1901 was boarder, Maurice H. Booth [aged 31] (wood turner).

In 1911, daughter Annie was living at 16 Primrose Street, Claremount, together with a niece Eleanor McHowan?

Pearson, Harold
[1898-1918] Son of Clara & William Henry Pearson of Heptonstall, then of 123 Hyde Park Road, Halifax.

He was a violinist / a member of Square P. S. A. / employed in the telegraph office at Sowerby Bridge railway station / employed by the Halifax Permanent Building Society.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Coldstream Guards [1916], then served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, attached to the 7th Battalion.

He was killed in action after being in France for 6 weeks [22nd May 1918] (aged 20).

He was buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France [XV Q 38].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society

Pearson, Harry
[18??-1910] He was a plumber.

In [Q3] 1910, he married Elinda Elise (or ElsieWallis [1887-1944] in Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. Annis [1913-1917]
  2. Jack [b 1915]
  3. Nellie [b 1918]
  4. Leonard [b 1919]
  5. Dora [b 1921]
  6. Gilbert C [b 1926]
  7. Betty [b 1931]

The family lived at St Stephen's Street, Copley [1917].

On 22nd December 1917, there was an explosion at the munitions factory at Copley. The family had to flee their home. Daughter Annis [aged 4] was killed by falling masonry, and son Jack sustained a broken arm. One month later, Mrs Pearson gave birth to daughter Nellie

Pearson, Henry
[1832-1???] Illegitimate son of Helen Pearson of Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [6th May 1832]

Pearson, Rev J. S.
[19??-19??] Assistant Curate at Halifax Parish Church [1958]. In 1962, he was appointed vicar of Alverthorpe

Pearson, James
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1776-7, 1791]

Pearson, James
[18??-18??] Moor overlooker at Todmorden [1863].

In 1863, he impounded 20 sheep and lambs belonging to Richard Ratcliffe of Lower Woodfield Farm, Todmorden for allowing them to graze on common land when Lower Woodfield had no grazing rights. Ratcliffe then charged Pearson with cruelty to animals, stating his animals had not been properly fed whilst impounded

Pearson, James
[1800-1866] Born in Northowram.

He was innkeeper at Hollins Inn, Walsden [from at least 1832 until his death].

Before he married, he fathered an illegitimate daughter – called Ellen Pearson Midgley Wilson [b  1832] – with Ellen Wilson.

He married Ann Uttley.


Ann was the daughter of Abraham Uttley
 

Children:

  1. Young William
  2. John
  3. Martha Ann [1843-1877] who married Robert Bottomley
  4. Sarah

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Pearson, James
[1807-1866] Of Hipperholme.

He was buried at Bramley Lane Chapel

Pearson, James
[1854-1934] JP.

Born in Halifax [1853].

In 1879, he married Mary Lucy Emmott [1858-1938] in Halifax.

They lived at 7 Heath Villas, Halifax.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3 B 92]

Pearson, James
[1872-1946] Born in Nun Monkton.

He was a gardener [1895].

On 10th August 1895, he married Louisa Rhodes [1868-1943] at Elland Parish Church.


Louisa was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Edgar Vincent
  2. Edith Annie [b 1899]
  3. Nellie [b 1904]
  4. Mabel [b 1906]

The children were born in Brighouse / Rastrick.

The family lived at

  • 2 Tofts Grove, Rastrick [1911]
  • Top Lodge, Mirfield [1916]

The couple died in Mirfield

Pearson, James Arthur
[1882-1917] Son of Rawson Pearson.

In [Q3] 1913, he married Florence Rigg in Todmorden.

They lived at 5 Nutfield Street, Todmorden [1917].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in France [14th May 1917] (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [4 & 5], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden and on the family grave at Unitarian Church, Todmorden

Pearson, James Henry
[18??-19??] Organist at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [1875-1915]

Pearson, Joah
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Globe, Rastrick [1874]

See George Dyson

Pearson, Joah
[1874-1944] Of Brighouse. Local printer and baker known as
J. P. – The Great Provider

Pearson, John
[1???-18??] He lived at Mytholm Farm, Hipperholme

Pearson, John
[1???-18??] Carrier at Pump Hill, Southowram.

On 17th May 1840, he was travelling past Shibden Hall when he was assaulted and robbed by Joseph Sharp [aged 39] and John Sharp [29]. The men threw Pearson on his back, knocked his hat off, and stole an American coin, 1/6d, a halfpenny, a farthing and a basket

Pearson, John
[1???-1893] A member of Halifax Town Council [1872-1892].

He died 21st June 1893

Pearson, John
[16??-17??] Of Brighouse.

On 3rd December 1721, he married Mrs Elizabeth Flather

Pearson, John
[18??-1???]

On 26th March 1896, he married Susey Riley at Wyke.


Susey was the daughter of
George Riley
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [1897-1977] who married [26th September 1917] Richard Sellers at Lightcliffe

Pearson, John
[18??-19??] Recorded in 1901, when he, his wife Mary A. E. and family were living at Stafford House, Skircoat

Pearson, John
[18??-19??] Cotton manufacturer and spinner at Callis Mill, Charlestown [1905]

Pearson, John
[1818-1???] Born in Colne, Lancashire.

He was a grocer [1855] / a warehouseman [1871] / a retired grocer [1881].

In [Q2] 1847, He married Agnes Wild [1821-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John B [b 1850] who was an assistant woolstapler [1871]
  2. Sarah [b 1852]
  3. James [b 1854] who was a woolstapler's apprentice [1871]
  4. Joseph Wild
  5. Leonard
  6. Edward [b 1860] who was a railway clerk [1881]

The family lived at

  • Southgate, Halifax [1855]
  • 7 New Bond Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 13 West Grove terrace, Halifax [1881]

Pearson, John
[1856-19??] Born in Scammonden.

He was a cotton spinner [1891, 1901].

In 1883, he married Mary Ann Holroyd [1858-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Oldham
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Hannah [b 1884] who was a cotton reeler [1901], a cotton winder [1911]
  2. Harold [b 1886] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1901]
  3. Alfred [b 1888] who was a cotton spinner piecer [1901, 1911]
  4. Hilda [b 1890] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  5. Allen
  6. Ivy [b 1895] who was a cotton winder [1911]

The family lived at

  • Swift Place, Soyland [1891]
  • 1 Dyson Lane, Ripponden [1901]
  • 60A Rochdale Road, Ripponden [1911]
  • 12 South View, Dyson Lane, Ripponden [1916]

Pearson, Joseph
[1827-1904] Landlord of the Royal Oak Inn, Halifax [1904].

He married Elizabeth.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Pearson, Joseph
[1833-1???] Illegitimate son of Leah Pearson of Hartshead Moor.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [14th July 1833]

Pearson, Joseph Wild
[1855-1???] Son of John Pearson.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised at St James's Church, Halifax [20th February 1855].

He was a printer/stationer [1871] / a shopman stationer [1881] / a printer, bookseller & stationer [1891] / partner in Pearson Brothers [1895] / a bookseller & stationer, shopkeeper (employer) [1901] / a grocer [1905] / a bookseller, printer, stationer [1911].

In [Q2] 1888, he married (1) Annie Barker [1862-1???], from Halifax, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest [b 1889] who was a printer (assisting in business) [1911]
  2. Ralph [b 1891] who was an assistant in business [1911]
  3. Joseph W [b 1894]
  4. Grace [b 1897]
  5. John [b 1898]
  6. Margaret [b 1900]

On 24th April 1905, he married (2) Sarah Hitchen [1864-19??] at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.


Sarah, of Blackwall, Halifax, was the daughter of John Hitchen, engineer
 

The family lived at

  • 31 Aked's Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 46 Skircoat Green, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1905]
  • 11 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset [1911]
  • Pine Dene, Love Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset [1931]

He died in Dorset.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,230 10/5d. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah, son John, and Alfred Wickham Parsons (draper) 

Pearson, Leonard
[1858-1???] Son of John Pearson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a surveyor [1881] / an architect's clerk [1881] / a bookseller & stationer [1891] / partner in Pearson Brothers [1895] / a stationer in Halifax [1897] / a publican in Retford [1911]

In 25th October 1881, he married Mary Jane Taylor [1859-1905] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Jane, of Southgate, Halifax, was the daughter of Edward Taylor, a tin plate worker
 

Children:

  1. Agnes Louisa [b 1892]
  2. Dora [b 1895] who was a dressmaker [1911]
  3. Alice Maud [b 1896] who was baptised at St Jude's Church, Halifax [17th January 1897]
  4. Miriam [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 24 West Parade, Halifax [1891]
  • Ivy Cottage, Halifax [1897]
  • Carolgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire [1911]

Mary Jane died in East Retford [Q3 1905].

Living with the widowed Leonard and family in 1911, was nephew Henry Ernest Cook [aged 26] (waiter) 

Pearson, Rev Mark
[18??-1910] He was a member of the Methodist Free Church before becoming Minister of Heywood's Chapel [February 1884].

He was a local historian.

He was an early member of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, specialising in Northowram.

In 1898, he published his magnum opus, entitled Northowram, its History and Antiquities.

In 1908, he retired after 25 years because of ill-health

Pearson, Michael
[1840-1???] He was landlord of the Westgate, Halifax [1874, 1895]

Pearson, Noel Rupert Victor
[1882-1934] Son of Thomas William Pearson, labourer.

He was a labourer of Elland [1904].

In [Q1] 1904, he married Mary Jane Pearsall at St Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot.


Mary Jane was the daughter of
James Pearsall
 

Pearson, Rawson
[18??-1???] He married Mary [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. James Arthur

The family lived at 8 Bar Street, Todmorden.

Members of the family were buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden

Pearson, Samuel
[17??-18??] He was a watchmaker and clockmaker at Corn Market, Halifax [1822, 1829]

Pearson, Rev Samuel
[18??-19??] He trained at Lancashire College before becoming Minister at Lightcliffe Congregational Church [for 11½ years from 1881]. He was ordained on 3rd November 1881.

In 1892, he moved to Tyneside

Pearson, Samuel
[18??-1918] Of Coronation Road, Halifax.

He was managing clerk for Skinner & Gray.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the Royal Army Service Corps.

He died of malaria in Salonika [18th November 1918].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Pearson, Samuel
[1805-1881] He married Susannah.

Children:

  1. Susan [1836-1877]

The family lived at Laverock Lane, Brighouse [1877].

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery together with Rachel [1827-1893], the wife of Samuel Pearson


Question: Does anyone know who was Rachel's husband? Could it be a Samuel Pearson Jnr?

 

Pearson, Samuel
[1899-1918] Son of Emily & James Pearson of 13 Holt's Terrace, Siddal.

He was a member of St Mark's Sunday School, Siddal / educated at Siddal Council School / a member of Siddal RUFC / a salesman for his father's market gardening business.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1917], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.

He was killed in action [29th September 1918] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [4], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Halifax Butchers' Association

Pearson, Samuel Dynes
[1872-1936] Born in Portadown

He was an insurance agent [1910].

In 1910, he married Fanny Louise Hollas in Middlesbrough.


Fanny Louise was the daughter of
Frank Hollas
 

The couple moved to Australia

Pearson, Stephen J.
[1956-2003] He was elected to Calderdale Council in 1990. He was twice Calder Valley Parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats. He was Mayor of Calderdale [1994-1995]

Pearson, Superintendent
[18??-18??] He was in charge of Halifax Borough Police [1853, 1870].

See Halifax constables and Halifax Police Station

Pearson, T.
[17??-18??] Butcher at Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse.

In January 1821, he was declared bankrupt

Pearson, T. A.
[18??-19??] Retailer of musical instruments at 40 Market Street and 21 Borough Market, Halifax [1900]

Pearson, Dr T. E.
[18??-19??] He was organist at St Bartholomew's Church, Armley before becoming Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1924-1929]

Pearson, Thomas
[17??-18??] In 1808, he occupied land
lying and being on the South Side of Bramley Lane End in Lightcliffe, containing together by estimation sixteen days work or thereabouts

as mentioned in a Sale by Auction [1808].

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. John [1817-1821]
  2. William [1822-1826]
  3. Edwin [b 1826]
  4. Martha [b 1827]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1830]
  6. George
  7. Mary [b 1834]
  8. Sarah [b 1837]
  9. Catherine [b 1840]


There may be some confusion between this man and Thomas Pearson
 

Pearson, Thomas
[1769-1841] Born in Hipperholme

He was a butcher [1790].

On 21st December 1790, he married Eleanor / Ellen Freeman in Hipperholme.


Eleanor / Ellen was the daughter of
William Freeman
 

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [8th August 1841]

Pearson, Thomas
[1788-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Pearson, Thomas
[1799-1874] On 19th October 1823, he married Mary Haines [1799-1878].

They lived at Denmark Farm, Southowram [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871]

Pearson, Thomas
[1866-1938] Born in Burnley.

He was a miner [1893].

In 1893, he married Ann Barritt [1859-1927] in Todmorden.


Mary Ann was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. William Alfred

The family lived at 7 Rose View, Portsmouth, Todmorden

Pearson, Thomas Hanson
[1849-1921] Born in Bradford [10th September 1849].

He was a yarn buyer [1874].

On 29th April 1874, he married Mary Hannah Fidler at Coley Church.


Mary Hannah was the daughter of
John Henry Fidler
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1877]
  2. John Henry Fidler [b 1882]
  3. Mabel [b 1885]

The children were born in Bradford.

The couple died in Bradford: Mary Hannah [4th March 1890]; Thomas [11th November 1921]

Pearson, Tom
[1872-1936] Born in Rastrick.

He was a fitter/engineer [1892].

On 20th February 1892, he married Emma Thornton at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.


Emma was the daughter of
William Henry Thornton
 

Children:

  1. Bertha [b 1892]
  2. Frederick [b 1894]
  3. Tom [b 1898]
  4. Martha [b 1903]

By 1901, the family had moved to Blackpool. They lived at 25 Eaves Street, Blackpool.

Tom died in Blackpool [Q2 1936] (aged 64) 

Emma died in Blackpool [Q4 1927] (aged 58) 

Pearson, Tom Harry
[1879-1914] Born in Elland.

He was a butcher.

In [Q3] 1903, he married Florrie Blackburn in Halifax.


Florrie was the daughter of
Joseph Blackburn
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [b 1905]

In 1911, the family were living with Florrie's widowed mother Elizabeth at the Town Hall Hotel, Elland.

After Elizabeth's death [1916], Florrie ran the Town Hall Hotel [1916-1937].

Tom Harry died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [31st December 1914].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £811 3/10d.

Probate was granted to his widow Florrie

Pearson, William
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Punch Bowl, Boothtown [1822, 1834].

In 1798, he married Martha Holt.


Martha was the daughter of James Holt
 

Pearson, William
[1842-1917] Born in Hartshead.

He was a setting machine tenter [1871] / a card setting machine tenter [1881, 1891].

He married Martha [1844-1908].


Martha was born in Aldborough, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [b 1873] who was an elementary school teacher [1891]
  2. Albert [b 1877] who was an apprentice to machine fitter [1891]
  3. Mary [b 1877] who was an assistant in drapery shop [1891]
  4. Hannah [1880-30th May 1910] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at

  • Hartshead [1871, 1881]
  • Watson Cottage, Southowram [1891]

Martha died 20th June 1908.

William died 31st January 1917 (aged 65) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B31]

Pearson, William
[1844-1876] He and his family lived at 10 Mechanic Street, Todmorden.

He was reported to be

of dissolute habits

On 26th June 1876, he took his 5 year-old daughter, saying they were going for a walk. Around 5:00 pm, they called at an Inn near the Canal tow-path, about a mile from the town, where William had 2 glasses of ale.

Shortly afterwards, a young boy raised the alarm after he saw something floating in the Canal not far from the Inn. PC Barnett and a group of people pulled the young girl from the water She was thought to be dead, but she was taken to a nearby house and Dr Thorp was called. The child recovered and was taken home.

Later, a hat was seen floating on the water. The Police were again called, and Pearson's body was found.

It is thought that he intended drowning the child and himself

Pearson, William
[1894-1915] Son of Cain Pearson.

Born in Southowram [4th February 1894].

He was a cart driver.

William enlisted for service in Doncaster [1913].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was killed in action [9th August 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

The paperwork with the location at which William was buried could not be traced.

Pearson, William Alfred
[1895-1915] Son of Thomas Pearson.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He was killed in action [10th February 1915] (aged 20).

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France [IX C 33].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Pearson, William Henry
[1852-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Ann Pearson of Shelf.

Born 30th April 1852.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [24th August 1852]

Pearson, William John
[1884-19??] He was an apprentice brass finisher [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd/5th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He died 26th February 1917.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [14A & 14B], and on Rastrick War Memorial

 

Pearson surname

There are over 60 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Pearson, as discussed in the Pearson Sidetrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Pearson:


Baptism 1856; Marriages 1892, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1921; Deaths 1805, 1900, 1907
 

See Patronymic Surnames



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