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FAMILY INFORMATION
« on: Tuesday 05 October 21 18:36 BST (UK) »
Hello

I am researching my late fathers life or trying too

Stephen Corner
Born !2th March 1907 Hetton Le Hole Durham
Died 4th August 1972 East Molesey Surrey

I cannot find much about him from when he was born until he moved to London in the 1930s

Is it worth placing adverts in local newspapers in Hetton area and asking if anyone knows anything about him?

Any tips or advice welcome

Thanks

Steve
Stephen Corner Late father
Born !2th March 1907 Hetton Le Hole Durham
Died 4th August 1972 East Molesey Surrey

 Amelia Heap Late mother
Born 27th Jan 1912 Accrington Lancs
Died 8th November 1982 East Molesey Surrey

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 18:43 BST (UK) »
Birth

CORNER, STEPHEN
Mother's maiden surname: BURNIP     
GRO Reference: 1907  J Quarter in HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING  Volume 10A  Page 588

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp

If he married then your first step is to get a copy of his marriage cert to find his father's name and occupation so that you can confirm any births/census that you find.

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 18:53 BST (UK) »
Marriage

March quarter 1904

BURNIP,    Elizabeth       
CORNER,    Mark Crosby
Houghton    10a   652

1911 census for the family

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWH4-K28

The 1921 census will be released early next year and the only other record you may find is an electoral register after he qualified.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 18:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks

I have a copy of both parents birth cerificates and their marriage certificate. They married in east Molesey in 1942.

What I would like to know for now is what schooling he had and what work he did in Hetton

As I said in my first message is posting ads in local newspapers a good idea??

Thanks
Stephen Corner Late father
Born !2th March 1907 Hetton Le Hole Durham
Died 4th August 1972 East Molesey Surrey

 Amelia Heap Late mother
Born 27th Jan 1912 Accrington Lancs
Died 8th November 1982 East Molesey Surrey

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 19:10 BST (UK) »
Stephen is listed with his parents on Electoral Rolls
15 Lyons Colliery  1929/30/31
Mark Corner
Elizabeth Corner
Joseph Corner (not 1931)
Stephen Corner

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 19:16 BST (UK) »
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Stephen Corner Late father
Born !2th March 1907 Hetton Le Hole Durham
Died 4th August 1972 East Molesey Surrey

 Amelia Heap Late mother
Born 27th Jan 1912 Accrington Lancs
Died 8th November 1982 East Molesey Surrey

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 19:47 BST (UK) »
Many people join a group that discusses places/towns/villages they are interested in because people in these groups discuss what it was like when they and/or their parents were young. (I belong to a few groups on Facebook specifically for this purpose).   Most schools were built by parishioners in the late 1800s.  They had two doorways - above one would be the word "Boys" and above the other would be the word "Girls".  I'm willing to bet that the first few years of education were spent in a  school near home. 

Often it is a person's occupation that prompts a move.  For instance my grandfather b1886 moved from Norfolk, where there was no work, to find seasonal work in the Port of Hull,  This is where he stayed for the rest of his life.  Quite often a soldier will find a bride in a town where he is barracked and it depends on his civil occupation on whether he stays or returns home with his bride.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 20:29 BST (UK) »
Have you traced your father's brothers? Were there any more siblings? Did they remain in Durham?  Did they have children? Are there family photos or letters?
Where did your grandparents and uncles die? Were there any wills? Occupations of my uncles who were executors for my grandparents are in probate register.
Some school admissions registers from early 20th century are online.
Rena's suggestion about local Facebook groups is a good one. I've joined some. People post old school photos for dating & ID, reminiscences of homes, schools, churches and workplaces, requests for help with family or house  history.
Last week I found names of my dad and his brothers on electoral registers. That was simple as they were still in the place they were born.   
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 21:41 BST (UK) »
Often it is a person's occupation that prompts a move.  For instance my grandfather b1886 moved from Norfolk, where there was no work, to find seasonal work in the Port of Hull,  This is where he stayed for the rest of his life.  Quite often a soldier will find a bride in a town where he is barracked and it depends on his civil occupation on whether he stays or returns home with his bride.

I quite agree :D
My maternal grandfather migrated, with his brother, from Wiltshire to the Bristol Coal Fields, and then on to South Wales coal fields.
Meanwhile my grandmother's family moved from Kent to South Wales.
Grandfather and grandmother married there, then moved some years later to Somerset, due to grandfathers pneumoconiosis.

So a few different reasons for noving.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)