The Oliver family of Chapel en le Frith, Ludworth and Glossop.


Generation One.

Samuel Oliver was born in 1782 in Chapel en le Frith, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Oliver. He was baptised on 3 December 1782 at his parents' house in Chapel en le Frith, the event being recorded at Chinley. He married Hannah Singleton, a widow born about 1776 in Coventry, on 10 February 1805 in St John's, Manchester. They had seven identified children:
     Joseph Oliver born 23 February 1806.
     Elizabeth Oliver, born 14 April 1808 in Chapel en le Frith, baptised 22 May 1808 in Chinley.
     Samuel Oliver born 25 March 1810.
     Sarah Oliver born 12 May 1812.
     Abel Oliver born 10 September 1815.
     Edward Oliver born 3 March 1818.
     Hannah or Ann Oliver, baptised 9 November 1821 in Ashton under Lyne where her name was recorded as Ann. She died aged 1 year and 10 months and was buried on 11 July 1823 in Mellor, her name being recorded as Hannah.
Samuel was described as a clock maker when he married and as a weaver when Abel and Edward were baptised. He was described as a clockmaker of Hyde Lane, Stockport in Hannah's baptism entry with his residence given as Hyde in her burial entry. In Samuel's marriage register entry he was described as a watchmaker but as a druggist when Edward married. In the 1841 census he is recorded as a 55 year old grocer at 122 Compstall Road, Ludworth and in the 1851 census as a 68 year old shopkeeper at Compstall Road, Ludworth.
Hannah was buried on 23 December 1856 in Mellor, aged 80.
Samuel was buried on 22 April 1857 in Mellor, being recorded as of Compstall Road, Ludworth.

Generation Two.

Joseph Oliver was born on 23 February 1806 in Chapel en le Frith and baptised on 30 March 1806 in Chinley. He married Hannah Slack, born about 1806 in Castleton, Derbyshire, on 1 July 1827 in Manchester Parish Church. They had four identified children:
     Samuel Oliver, born about 1828. Recorded in the 1841 census aged 13, a cotton piecer.
     Mary Elizabeth Oliver, baptised 26 July 1835 in Mellor. In the 1841 census she was recorded twice, both with her parents and aged 5, living with grandparents Samuel and Hannah. In the 1851 census she is aged 15, a Power loom weaver, living with Samuel and Hannah.
     Abel Oliver, born in the first quarter of 1838 and baptised 18 March 1838 in Mellor.
     Joseph Oliver, born 1841 (recorded in the 1841 census as aged 1 month). In the 1861 census he is aged 19, a coal miner born Werneth.
The family was living living at Quality Row, Compstall in the 1841 census, Joseph being recorded as aged 35, a cotton yarn dresser. They have not been found in 1851 but by 1861 census they had moved to Mapplewell, Darton, Yorks, where Joseph was a 55 year old labourer (waggon turner) at a colliery. In the 1871 census Joseph and Hannah were at Spark Lane, Darton, age 65 and 64, Joseph being a Colliery Labourer. Also at house was Sarah Ann Clayton, granddaughter age 12 born at Staincross, Darton (parents not identified).

Samuel Oliver was born on 25 March 1810 in Chapel en le Frith and baptised on 2 April 1810 in Chinley. A shopkeeper of Compstall Bridge, he married Alice Barlow, born about 1813 in Manchester (daughter of James Barlow), on 16 October 1838 in Glossop. They had six identified children:
     Twins Hannah and Mary Oliver, baptised 14 June 1840 in Mellor. Hannah appears not to have survived long as she is not recorded in the 1841 census.
     Joseph Oliver, born 1842 in Hyde, Cheshire. Shown in the 1861 census as aged 19, Cotton power loom weaver.
     James Barlow Oliver, born 1845 in Hyde, Cheshire. Shown in the 1861 census as aged 16, Bobbin weigher.
     Alice Oliver, born 1850 in Padfield. In the 1851 census she is aged 9 months, in 1861 aged 10, a Cotton throstle doffer and in 1871 aged 20 a Frame tenter.
     John Oliver, born 1852 in Glossop. In the 1861 census he is aged 8, in 1871 aged 18, a Small(?) piecer and in 1881 aged 28, a clerk in sawing mill, living with Mary at 6 High Barn, Oldham.
The family was living at Compstall Road, Ludworth when Hannah and Mary were baptised, Samuel being recorded as a Bobbin turner. In the 1841 census they were at Flowery Field in the house of James & Maria Hibbert, Samuel being a 30 year old wood turner and Alice a 25 year old cotton weaver. Samuel then became a cotton warehouseman, the family living at Padfield in 1851 and at Wren Nest, Crompton, Oldham in 1861. By the time of the 1871 census the family had moved to 54 Godson Street, Oldham, Samuel being a 61 year old painter and Alice recorded as aged 60. Alice died before the 1881 census which has Samuel as a 71 year old widowed painter living with Mary at 6 High Barn, Oldham.

Sarah Oliver was born on 12 May 1812 in Chapel en le Frith and baptised on 14 June 1812 in Chinley. At the time of the 1841 census she was a cotton weaver aged 25. She married a widower named James Cooper (shown in the 1841 census as a designer aged 40 at Chapel Terrace, Hayfield, born Derby) on 23 September 1846 in Glossop. They moved to Simmondley where James is shown in the 1851 census as a 51 year old painter. Sarah is recorded both with him and as aged 38, late Calico Weaver, with her parents. Two of James's children from his first marriage (Ann born about 1835 and Philip born about 1838) were living with them. They were still at Simmondley in 1861, James being a 61 year old House painter and Sarah aged 48. They had three identified children:
     Mary Cooper, born about 1850 in Simmondley. She is also recorded twice in the 1851 census, aged 1 with her mother and Oliver grandparents at Compstall Road, and recorded at home with her parents. In the 1861 census she is aged 11, cotton tenter.
     Eliza Cooper, born about 1852 in Simmondley. 1861 census aged 9.
     James Cooper, born about 1854 in Simmondley 1861 census aged 7.
James Cooper died before the 1871 census as Sarah is recorded as a 59 year old widowed housekeeper at 18 Simmondley Lane, Glossop. Her three children and Ann were with her.

Abel Oliver was born on 10 September 1815 in Chapel en le Frith and baptised on 8 November 1815 in Chinley. The 1841 census records him as a tailor aged 25.He married Margaret Roberts, born about 1816 in Wales, in the first quarter of 1849. They were living in Padfield at the of the 1851 census (both aged 35) but may have moved back to Ludworth (where their children were born) and then moved to 3 Barton Street, Manchester where they are recorded in the 1861 and 1871 censuses. They had three identified children:
     Edward Woodward Oliver, born 1850 in Ludworth. In the 1871 census he is aged 21, a wheelwright.
     Hannah Woodward Oliver, born 1852 in Ludworth. She died young, being buried on 6 January 1856 in Mellor.
     Elizabeth Ann Oliver, born 1855 in Ludworth. In the 1871 census she is aged 15, a machinist.
Abel Oliver died in 1876 in Manchester.

Edward Oliver was born on 3 March 1818 in Chapel en le Frith and baptised on 14 April 1818 in Chinley. He was a joiner living at Ludworth when he married Harriet Shaw, born about 1819 in Werneth (daughter of Ralph Shaw), on 24 June 1839 in Glossop. In the 1841 census they were living at Compstall Road, Ludworth, both recorded as 20 year old cotton weavers. Also at the house was Harriet's sister Adelaide. Edward was recorded as a weaver of Compstall Road, Ludworth when Sarah and John Thomas' were baptised but by the time of the 1851 census he had returned to his trade, being recorded as aged 33, a carpenter at Bridgefield, Glossop. In subsequent census entries he is recorded as a joiner. In 1861 the family was living at High Street, Glossop. The 1871 census has them at 194 High Street West, Glossop. Also at the house were: Ralph Shaw, Adopted Orphan aged 13, Labourer at print works born Dukinfield; Ralph Hudson, Nurse Child Nurse aged 1 born New Mills and Mary Hudson, Visitor aged 14 born New Mills. By the time of the 1881 census they had moved to 21 Princess Street, Whitfield. Ralph Hudson (Adopted Son aged 11 born New Mills) was still living with them as was Sarah Oliver (Adopted Daughter aged 10 born Barnsley, Yorkshire). In the 1891 census they (Samuel by now a retired joiner) were at 16 Pikes Lane, Whitfield. Ralph Hudson was recorded as nephew aged 21, cotton weaver born New Mills. Also living with them was Adelaide's son, George Oliver Meech, aged 5 born Chicago, USA. Edward and Harriet had ten children:
     Sarah Oliver, born 1840 in Compstall Bridge, baptised 19 April 1840 in Mellor. Recorded in the 1861 census as aged 21, a cotton weaver.
     John Thomas Oliver born 1842.
     Samuel Oliver, born 3 October 1844 in Compstall Bridge. Recorded in the 1861 census as aged 16, a Stamper at print works.
     Alfred Oliver born 12 November 1846.
     Edward Oliver, born 13 November 1848 in Glossop. Recorded in the 1871 census as aged 22, Cabinet maker's apprentice.
     Adelaide Oliver born 20 April 1851.
     Charles Oliver born 8 September 1855.
     Homer Oliver, born 24 August 1856. Buried 18 November 1870 in Glossop cemetery aged 14.
     Walter Oliver born 1 November 1859.
     Mary Elizabeth Oliver born 20 January 1861.
     Arthur Oliver born 1865.
Apart from Sarah and Arthur all eight of their children were baptised at Howard Town Wesleyan Chapel on 15 December 1861.
Harriet was buried on 29 March 1895 in Glossop Cemetery.
Edward Oliver was buried on 7 June 1897 in Glossop Cemetery.

Generation Three.

Daughter of Samuel Oliver.

Mary Oliver, twin of Hannah, was born in 1840 and baptised on 14 June 1840 in Mellor. At the time of the 1851 census she was aged 11, living with her Barlow grandparents at Flowery Field. In 1861 and 1871 she was a cotton weaver living with her parents.
Mary had a son, Samuel Oliver, in 1865. She married Robert Fitton in Manchester in 1873 and they had two sons:
     John Fitton, born about 1875 in Oldham.
     Tom Fitton, born about 1878 in Oldham.
In the 1881 census Mary is recorded as aged 41, a widowed cotton weaver at 6 High Barn, Oldham. Her three sons were living with her (Samuel being aged 15, a cotton warehouseman) as were her father and brother John.

Children of Edward Oliver.

John Thomas Oliver was born in 1842 in Compstall Bridge and baptised on 20 November 1842 in Mellor. He is described in the 1861 census as an 18 year old Madder Dyer but had become a joiner by the time he married Louisa Andrew, born about 1847 (daughter of John and Mary Andrew), on 4 May 1869 in St James, Whitfield. In the 1871 census they were lodging in Hague Street with Louisa's mother. They had four identified children:
     John Edward Oliver, born in 1873 in Glossop. Joiner's apprentice in the 1891 census.
     Homer Oliver, born in 1874 in Glossop. Grocer's assistant in the 1891 census and grocer in his own right at 142 High Street West in Kelly's directory 1895. Traveller For Corn Dealer in the 1901 census. Traveller (Corn and forage) in the 1911 census. Homer was buried at Glossop cemetery on 28 April 1843, aged 68.
     Hector Oliver, born 10 July 1877. Office boy in the 1891 census.
     Sarah Oliver, born in 1879 in Glossop. Cotton weaver in the 1901 and 1911 censuses.
John and Louisa lived in Charlestown Road when Hector was baptised but had moved to Pikes Lane by the time of the 1881 census and are recorded at 47 Pikes Lane in the 1891 census and Bulmer's directory 1895. They had moved to 31 Princess Street by the time of the 1891 census.
Louisa Oliver was buried on 11 November 1917 in Glossop cemetery after service at St James, Whitfield, aged 70 of 31 Princess Street.
John Thomas Oliver was buried on 22 May 1918 in Glossop cemetery after service at St James, Whitfield, aged 75 of 31 Princess Street.

Alfred Oliver was born on 12 November 1846 in Manchester and baptised on 15 December 1861 in Howard Town Wesleyan Chapel. He is recorded in the 1861 census as aged 15, a finisher at print works but described as a labourer when he married Elizabeth Beswick, born about 1846 in Chadkirk, Cheshire (daughter of John Beswick) on 14 March 1870 in St James, Whitfield. They had two sons, Fred Oliver, born 1870 in Glossop and Ernest Oliver, born 1873 in Glossop. By the time of the1871 census they had moved to 3 Dinting Vale, where Alfred was a Furniture dealer, but tragedy struck two years later when Alfred lost his family. Fred died aged 2 and was buried on 1 April, Elizabeth died aged 27 and was buried on 20 April 1873 and Ernest died aged 11 weeks and was buried on 26 April (all burials at Glossop Cemetery).
Two and half years later Alfred married again, to Elizabeth Graham, born about 1853 in Askrigg, Yorkshire (daughter of John Graham), on 7 November 1875 in Manchester Cathedral. At the time, Alfred was a Grocer of 151 Long Millgate, Manchester. They had five identified children:
     John Edward Oliver born 1878.
     Fred Oliver, born 1882 in Audenshaw. He is recorded in the censuses of 1901 and 1911 as a Pawnbroker's assistant and an Insurance agent.
     Adelaide Oliver, born 1885. She is recorded in the 1901 census as a Milliner.
     Mary Harriet Oliver, born 1889.
     Lily Oliver, born 1894. She died aged 5 and was buried on 5 January 1900 in Glossop cemetery.
At the time of the 1881 census the family was living at Alfred's parents' house with both Alfred and Elizabeth working in the bleach works, Alfred as a Finisher and Elizabeth as a Sewer. Alfred then became a grocer again, being recorded in Kelly's directory of 1888 and in the 1891 census at 30 Queen Street, Whitfield with Elizabeth a Grocer's assistant and baker in the latter. Both Alfred and Elizabeth are listed in Kelly's directory of 1891 and Alfred in 1895. Ten years later the family was living at 29 Shrewsbury Street, Glossop where Alfred was a Chapel keeper. Also at the house was Elizabeth Ann Robinson, Niece aged 26 born Stockton on Tees, a Winder at a Cotton Mill. In 1911 Alfred was a Chapel caretaker living at Lees Hall, Glossop.
Alfred Oliver was buried on 24 August 1912 in Glossop cemetery aged 65.
Elizabeth was buried on 4 October 1922 in Glossop cemetery aged 69.

Adelaide Oliver was born on 20 April 1851 and baptised 15 December 1861 in Howard Town Wesleyan Chapel. She became a cotton weaver but by the time of the 1881 census she was a sick nurse at Liverpool District Workhouse, Brownlow Hill. That is presumably where she met seaman Ephraim Charles Meech, born 1850 in USA (son of Joseph Hugh Meech), who she married on 22 January 1884 in St James, Whitfield. They had a son, George Oliver Meech, born 12 December 1885 in Chicago, Illinois but Adelaide died a few days later, on 29 December 1885 and George was sent to England to live with his maternal grandparents Edward and Harriet Oliver.

Charles Oliver was born on 8 September 1855 and baptised on 15 December 1861 in Howard Town Wesleyan Chapel. After starting as a labourer at the print works he became a Bleacher (cotton). He married Mary Ellen Allen, born about 1854 in Rusholme, Manchester, on 4 January 1885 in Bardsley, Lancashire. They had five identified children:
     Walter Oliver, born about 1886 in Manchester. Recorded in the 1901 census aged 15, Apprentice boot maker.
     Charles Oliver, born about 1888 in Manchester.
     Herbert Oliver, born about 1890 in Manchester.
     Charlotte Elizabeth Oliver, born about 1893 in Newton Heath. Recorded in the 1911 census aged 18, Milliner.
     Frank Oliver, born about 1895 in Failsworth. Recorded in the 1911 census aged 16, Warehouse clerk.
In the 1891 census the family was at 107 Albion Street, Newton, Lancs, Charles being a Linting Finisher. In 1901 they were at 18 Millhouses, Failsworth, Prestwich, Lancashire, and in 1911 at 78 Stokes Street, Clayton, North Manchester.

Walter Oliver was born on 1 November 1859 in Glossop and baptised on 15 December 1861 in Howard Town Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. At the time of the 1881 census he was a 22 year old tin plate worker. The following year he married Elizabeth Cross, born 1863 in Hollins (Unsworth) Lancs the (daughter of Albert Cross and Keturah Todd whose brother William married Amelia Hyde in 1882, see A Hyde family of Holehouse and Whitfield). They had three sons:
     Frank Oliver born 10 October 1883.
     Leonard Oliver born 18 October 1886.
     Edward Stanley Oliver, born 4 April 1888.
Kelly's Directory of 1888 lists Walter (who, through his business, was to become known throughout Glossop as Wally) as running an Ironmongers at 39 High Street West. The 1891 census recorded him as a 32 year old Ironmonger & plumber living at 38 Talbot Street. He was a councillor for St James' ward from 1893 to 1896 and the family had moved to live at Woodleigh, North Road, by the time Edward Stanley started at Duke of Norfolk School on 5 September 1898.
By 1903, as shown by the Derby & District Trades Directory, Walter was moving the business from 39 High Street West (where he was listed as an Ironmonger) to 85 High Street West (where he was listed as a Plumber and Glazier).
Elizabeth died aged 41 and was buried on 22 November 1904 in Glossop Cemetery. Walter, with sons Leonard and Edward, had moved to live at 85 High Street West before the time of the 1911 census.
Kelly's Directories show that the business had become W. Oliver & Sons by 1908 and within another four years had been expanded by taking over the ironmongery business of William Hampshire at 51 Station Road in Hadfield. Kelly's directory of 1925 lists Walter living at Hollybank, Talbot Road. The main shop had expanded next door into number 87 High Street West and had another branch at 34 High Street East (the only time it is mentioned in available directories).
Walter Oliver died aged 76 and was buried on 6 April 1935 in Glossop Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Oliver was born on 20 January 1861 and baptised on 15 December 1861 in Howard Town Wesleyan Chapel. She is recorded in the 1881 census as a 20 year old cotton weaver but ten years later was a Nurse at Ashton under Lyne Infirmary. She married William Bramwell, born about 1854 in Ashton under Lyne (son of Matthew Bramwell), 28 November 1893 at St James, Whitfield. He was described as a 39 year old bachelor Engine Driver of Norfolk Street in his marriage entry. They had two children:
     Colin Bramwell, born 1894 in Glossop.
     Ruth Bramwell, born 16 June 1896 in Glossop and baptised 17 July 1896 in St James, Whitfield.
William was described as an Engine Driver of Bridgefield House when Ruth was baptised, the family address in the 1901 census being Mill Yard, Primrose Lane, Glossop.
The 1911 census form (completed by the wife of George Meech whose family was living with him) shows William as a 56 year old engine driver on the railway living at 1 Bridgefield, Glossop. The form says he is married but there has been no record found of Mary, Colin or Ruth in 1911.
William died in 1919 and was buried on 26 August in Glossop cemetery aged 65.
Mary and Colin may have emigrated to Australia as there are graves at North Ryde for Mary (31 March 1944) and at East Ryde for Colin (June 1959) which fit with their birth dates. No other record of Ruth has been found so far.

Arthur Oliver was born in 1865 in Glossop. In the 1881 census he is listed as aged 16, a druggist apprentice. He married Janet Florence Cuthbert, born about 1864 in Glossop, in 1888 in Glossop. They had two identified children:
     Elsie Oliver, born 1889 in Glossop.
     Mary Eveline Oliver, born 1890 in Glossop. The 1911 census lists her as aged 20, servant (confectioner) with the family of Walter Carr at 23 High Street, Glossop.
By the time of the 1891 census the family was living at 14 Summer Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, where Arthur was a 26 year old Chemist & Drug Assistant. Ten years later he was in business for himself as a Chemist & Druggist at 232, Tatton Street, Salford and by the time of the 1911 census at 56 Wintringham Road, Great Grimsby.

Generation Four.

Son of John Thomas Oliver.

Hector Oliver was born on 10 July 1877 and baptised on 2 September 1877 in St James, Whitfield. As a 21 year old joiner of 99 Pikes Lane, he married Jane Meade (daughter of John Meade), on 8 July 1898 in Holy Trinity, Dinting, by licence. Jane was described as a 20 year old Mattress Weaver of 105 Pikes Lane in the marriage register. She is named as Jane Agatha or Agtha in some of the children's baptism records. Hector and Jane had ten children:
     Wilfred Oliver, born 20 October 1898 Glossop, baptised 18 December 1898, St James Whitfield. Living with his grandparents in the 1911 census.
     Frank Oliver, born 21 April 1900 Glossop, baptised 3 June 1900, St James Whitfield.
     Isabel Vera Oliver, born 17 August 1902 Glossop, baptised 26 September 1902, St James Whitfield.
     Sarah Beatrice Oliver, born 6 March 1905 Glossop, baptised 19 April 1905, St James Whitfield.
     Dorcas Oliver, born 27 January 1907 Glossop, baptised 13 March 1907, St James Whitfield.
     Gertrude Fidelis Oliver, born 20 April 1909 Glossop, baptised 16 June 1909, St James Whitfield.
     Nellie Oliver, born 30 January 1912 Glossop, baptised 27 March 1912, St James Whitfield.
     Horace Victor Oliver, born 25 November 1913, baptised 14 January 1914 in St James, Whitfield. He married Lillian Smith on 24 December 1941 in Glossop.
     John Raymond Oliver, born 16 January 1916 Glossop, baptised 30 April 1916, St James Whitfield.
     Kenneth Oliver, born 1918 Glossop.
The family lived at 35 Hadfield Street initially but were at 23 Princess Street when Horace Victor's was baptised and at Simmondley Lane when John Raymond was baptised. Hector and Jane, with Kenneth, are recorded at Glen Rosa, Spire Hollin, in the 1939 Register. Hector's address when he died was Byways, King Edward Avenue.
Jane died on 19 October 1959 and was buried in Mottram Churchyard.
Hector Oliver died on 17 January 1961 and was buried in Mottram churchyard, aged 83.

Son of Alfred Oliver.

John Edward Oliver was born 1878 in Manchester. He was initially a Grocer's assistant and baker (1891 census) then became an Assurance agent (1901 census). He married Maria Alice Ferrand in 1905 in Glossop and they had three identified children:
     Fred Oliver, born 1906 in Glossop. He died aged only 8 months and was buried on 8 September 1906 in Glossop cemetery.
     Kathleen Oliver, born about 1908 in Glossop.
     Alice Oliver, born about 1909 in Glossop.
In the 1911 census the family was living at 24a Shrewsbury Street, Glossop, where John was an Insurance Agent.
John Edward Oliver died aged 34 and was buried on 27 June 1913 in Glossop cemetery.

Son of Adelaide Oliver.

George Oliver Meech was born on 12 December 1885 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. Following the death of his mother a few days after his birth George was sent to England to live with his maternal grandparents Edward and Harriet Oliver. He was baptised on 23 January 1887 in St James, Whitfield. In the 1901 census he is aged 15 living with his aunt Mary Elizabeth Bramwell's family, a paper maker's labourer. He married Sarah Jane Jones (born 1884 in Wellington, Shropshire) in 1909 in Wellington. At the time of the 1911 census the family was boarding in the home of William Bramwell (Mary Elizabeth's husband) George being aged 25, Motor Man for Electric Cars. The census form was signed by George's wife who recorded herself (and signed the form) as Lizzie Meech. The form made no mention of Mary Elizabeth and her children but did list two daughters of George and Sarah:
     Mary Gretchen Meech, born 14 June 1909 in Glossop, baptised 21 June 1910 in Glossop Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
     Adelaide Meech, born 28 February 1910 in Glossop, baptised 21 June 1910 in Glossop Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
The family subsequently emigrated to Australia.
George Oliver Meech died on 29 September 1956 in 16 Chiswick Road, Auburn, Australia. The newspaper death notice names five more children: Bessie, Megan, Colin, Jean and Ruth.

Sons of Walter Oliver.

Frank Oliver was born on 10 October 1883 in Glossop and baptised 24 January 1884 in High Street Wesleyan Chapel, d. 8 February 1948 in Hadfield, buried 11 February 1948 in Glossop cemetery, aged 64. He married Sarah Ann Platt, born 11 January 1881 in Glossop, daughter of Benjamin Platt and Alice Holden (see The Platt family of Glossop), in 1910 at St Helens. At the time of the 1911 census they were living at 16 Marlow Street, Hadfield, where Frank was described as an Ironmonger, having joined the family business. In the 1939 register they are living at Ashleigh, Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, Frank being a Master Sheet Metal Worker.
They had a daughter, Elizabeth (Bessie) Oliver born 16 December 1911 in St Helens as her mother followed tradition and had her first child at her mother's house.
Frank was a director (and vice-chairman) of the Glossop Gas Company, a member of the Masonic Order (a past master of the Devonshire Lodge, and a past provincial officer of the Devonshire province), a member of the Hadfield Temperance Club and vice-president of the Hadfield Sports Club.
Frank Oliver died on 8 February 1948 in Hadfield and was buried on 11 February 1948 in Glossop cemetery, aged 64.
Sarah died on 10 May 1954 in Glossop and was buried on 13 May 1954 in Glossop cemetery, aged 73.

Leonard Oliver was born on 18 October 1886 in Glossop and baptised on 9 January 1887 in High Street Wesleyan Chapel. Leonard joined the family business and is recorded on the 1911 census as aged 24, living at 85 High Street West, Ironmonger & plumber. He married Amy Smith, born 16 March 1888, in 1913 in Glossop. They had two identified children:
     Walter Oliver, born 4 February 1917 in Glossop. In the 1939 register he is living with his parents, aircraft sheet metal worker. He died aged 63 and was buried at Glossop cemetery on 3 November 1980.
     Beatrice May Oliver, born 14 February 1923 in Glossop. In the 1939 register she is living with her parents. She married John R Edwards on 30 April 1947 in Southport.
Kelly's directory of 1925 lists the family as living at Rose Villa, North Road, and that of 1932 lists them living at The Rookeries, Dinting Road. In the 1939 register they are at Lynwood, Sheffield Road.
Leonard was chairman of the Glossop Motor Company and of the Glossop Carriage Company, and a director of the Glossop Gas Company. He was a member of the Devonshire Lodge of Freemasons and the Liberal Club and Vice-President of the Glossop British Legion. He captained both Glossop Cricket Club and Derbyshire County Cricket Club (for whom he scored six centuries).
Leonard Oliver died on 22 January 1948 in Glossop and was buried on 27 January 1948 in Glossop Cemetery, aged 61.
Amy died aged 87 and was buried at Glossop cemetery on 29 April 1975.

Edward Stanley Oliver was born on 4 April 1888 in Glossop and baptised on 17 August 1888 in St James, Whitfield (the baptism entry gives his DoB as 27 March). Edward joined the family business and is recorded on the 1911 census as aged 22, living at 85 High Street West, Ironmonger & plumber. He married May Pownall of 112 Lee Mount (born 16 May 1893 in Glossop (daughter of Edwin Pownall and Mary Hobson), baptised 16 June 1893 in St James, Whitfield) on 4 August 1913 in St James, Whitfield. In the 1939 Register they are living at 77 Coast Road, Rhyl, running a sub post office and hardware shop.



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