Sidney Edmondson

20th September 1887 - 16th October 1939

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Harold's brother, Sidney Edmondson , was born at 37 Empire Street, West Derby. He married Annie Doris Spiers (who was normally called Doris) and they had a daughter, Winifred and a son Gordon Hunter. Sid died quite young in October 1939. Doris was not liked by Alice so after Sidney died they all lost touch.

Sidney is shown as reporting the death of his mother, Amelia, and was living at 22 Bailey Street, Liverpool, at the time. Sid was living at 94 Walton Village when he died.

Their family grave at Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, has the inscription:

In loving memory of our father
Sidney EDMONDSON
died 20th October 1939
Mother
Anne Doris EDMONDSON
died 8th September 1968
Daughter
Winifred EDMONDSON
died 23rd February 1978.

The Anfield Cemetery records show:

Church of England Section C17 no. 1032
Burial 18th October 1939, 12 noon no. 153238
Sidney Edmondson, 52yrs of 94 Walton Village, L'pool 4
Mode of internment: new section 17 no. 1032, cost 6 16s
Owner Annie Doris Edmondson of 94 Walton Village, Widow

Burial 13th September 1968 2 pm no. 202645
Annie Doris Edmondson, 76yrs of 73 Delamore St, L'pool 4
Mode of internment: subsequent section 17 no. 1032, cost 13.

Burial 2nd March 1978, 11 am no. 207557
Winifred Edmondson 61yrs of 73 Delamore St, L'pool 4
Mode of internment: subsequent section 17 no. 1032, cost 44
Owner Annie Doris Edmondson deceased.

Doris's death certificate shows she died of Subarachnoid haemorrhage (this happens when an artery close to the brain surface ruptures and blood leaks out into the space between the membranes that cover the brain and spinal chord).

Winifred's cause of death was (i) Massive pulmonary thrombo-embolism (ii) Recurrent carcinoma of right breast. When she died in 1978, her death certificate shows that Alfred Geoffrey Spiers, her nephew, of 41B Cockerham Way, Gillmoss, Liverpool 11, registered the death.

Nothing more is known about Gordon Hunter Edmondson. Circumstantial evidence suggests he was alive at the time his father died in 1939 - his father's gravestone has the inscription, "In loving memory of our father..." As there were apparently only two children, Gordon must have been alive.

Winifred's death was reported by her nephew, Alfred, which might suggest that Gordon was dead by then.


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