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Hunt for Herbert
« on: Sunday 08 November 20 12:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone, I'm trying to find more information on the brother of my great grandad. His name was Herbert Wood and I already have a the following information, I have a picture of him from my great aunt as well as the cesus below. I also know from my aunt that he married a widow called May in birmingham and had an adopted daughter called May and have found the following 1939 Survey (though I cannot make out May's previous surname),

1911 Census
Address: 60 Wickertree Lane, Failsworth, Oldham (6 Rooms)
Name: Alfred Herbert Wood         Born: London, Middlesex   Age: 38
Relation to House Owner: Head      Occupation: General Labourer
Place of Work: Contracter         Number of Years Married: 13
Number of Children Born: 5      Number of Children Living: 4
Name: Maria Wood            Born: Manchester, Lancs           Age: 34
Relation to House Owner: Wife      Occupation: N/A
Place of Work: N/A            Number of Years Married: 13
Number of Children Born: 5      Number of Children Living: 4
Name: William Wood         Born: Failsworth, Lancs                   Age: 12
Relation to House Owner: Son      Occupation: N/A
Name: Annie Wood            Born: Failsworth, Lancs           Age: 11
Relation to House Owner: Daughter   Occupation: N/A
Name: Beatrice Wood         Born: Failsworth, Lancs                   Age: 8
Relation to House Owner: Daughter   Occupation: N/A
Name: Herbert Wood            Born: Failsworth, Lancs           Age: 4
Relation to House Owner: Son      Occupation: N/A

1939 Survey. Stratford Road, Birmingham
May Hart? Later Wood, female, born 12th Sept 1895. Widowed & working as a Waitress at Masonic Temple. (known later in the family as Mikki and had a daughter called Anita
May Hart? Later Lees, female, born 08th May 1919. Single & working as a private secretary doing shorthand.
Herbert Wood, male, born 27th Oct 1906. Single & working as a Metal Baler.

Please could anyone help further with him, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Luke

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:01 GMT (UK) »
Given his birth date on the 1939 Register this death may be worth looking into

Herbert Wood  Age:    91
Birth Date   27 Oct 1906
Registration Dec 1997 Honiton
Register Number 37C
District and Subdistrict 4101
Entry Number    214

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 November 20 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Only one Alfred Herbert Wood who died at 60 Wickentree Lane;Failsworth

https://adt.oldham.gov.uk/bacasweb/GenDecDetails.aspx?ID=441247
Harris - Millington - Hilton - Capper - Smith - Jones


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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 November 20 15:03 GMT (UK) »
Wickentree Lane is still there but sadly where 60 was is now a car park
Harris - Millington - Hilton - Capper - Smith - Jones

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 November 20 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Grave purchased by Maria Wood of 60 Wickentree Lane - July 7th 1931 - cost 6
Harris - Millington - Hilton - Capper - Smith - Jones

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 November 20 22:25 GMT (UK) »
Blackburn Fossil, this isnt Herbert but it is his brother, my great great grandfather, Maria was his wife.

Kay, I think you are right, thank you. Ive spoken to my dads cousin who tells me he visited them as a child in Devon.

Thank you both, Luke

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 November 20 23:28 GMT (UK) »
May Lees, 08/05/1919, died in Teignbridge in 2002.

Tree on Ancestry has her as surname Ralph.  What surname did her mother marry Herbert, and what was Anita's mmn?

Marriage of Herbert to May Ralph in Birmingham in 1940?

Added:
Sorry - I had read that Anita was the daughter of May and Herbert, but on rereading I am not sure what you mean.  Where and when was she born?

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 November 20 23:54 GMT (UK) »
In 1930 ER's there are George and May Hartshorne living at 895 Stratford Road.

In 1957 Herbert and May Wood are living with May Hartshorne at 1939 address (1362(a) Stratford Road).

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Re: Hunt for Herbert
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 November 20 08:21 GMT (UK) »
May Hart? Later Wood, female, born 12th Sept 1895. Widowed & working as a Waitress at Masonic Temple. (known later in the family as Mikki and had a daughter called Anita
May Hart? Later Lees, female, born 08th May 1919. Single & working as a private secretary doing shorthand.

There is a tree on Ancestry that has the daughter as Mikki, not the Mother.  Which one is it?