Thomas Family Tree

Walter Thomas (1879 - 1966)


Walter Thomas was the son of John Thomas and Mary (Polly) Langford.

Walter was born on Sunday 21 September 1879 in 75 Raglan Street, Garston, near Liverpool, Lancashire.

Walter married Elizabeth Mary (Lizzie) Downey on Sunday 31 March 1901 in St John's Church, Rhosymedre, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales.
The witnesses at the marriage were Harry Walker and Margaret Ann Hughes.
Walter was 22 years old and Elizabeth was 21 years old when they married.

He had the following children from his marriage to Elizabeth Mary (Lizzie) Downey:

- Sidney George Thomas

born on 15 February 1905 in Liverpool, Lancashire.

The places where he lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1878  1884  75, Raglan Street, Garston, Lancashire.  Notes 1, 2 & 3. 
1888  1889  12, Stanley Street, Garston, Lancashire. (See 'Pictures' link above).  Notes 4 & 5. 
1890  1892  5, Hardy Street, Garston, Lancashire. (See 'Pictures' link above).  Notes 6 & 7. 
1901    20 Park Road, Rhosymedre, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales.  Note 8. 
1901    4, Derby Street, Garston, Lancashire.  Note 9. 
190x    Lawn Cottage, Alma Road (off Mersey Road), Aigburth, near Garston, Liverpool, Lancashire.  Note 10. 
1964  1965  Castleway South, off Leasowe Road, Wallasey, Cheshire.  Note 10. 

Walter was a Ship's Carpenter and Soldier.

Walter died when he was about 88 years old, around 1966.  

He wasn't very well after his wife died, and when he got a bit better, he went to live with his wife's niece, Hilda Harris (nee Worthy).  He later went into a Home to be looked after.

It is thought that Lawn Cottage was on land owned by the Parker family, who were in some way connected to Tate and Lyle sugar manufacturers and that the land was called "The Plantation".  Evelyn Stuart Parker, born 22/06/1869, was the owner and the address was The Lawn, 23 Mersey Road, Aigburth, which was situated near to the corner of Alma Road.  It is not known why Walter and Lizzie occupied Alma Cottage unless they were employed there.

Notes - Sources of information:
1. Birth Certificate.
2. Birth Certificate of his brothers George and John William and sister Emily.
3. See 1881 Census.
4. Birth Certificate of his brother Joseph.
5. Burial record of his sister Emily.
6. Birth Certificates of his sister Eleanor and brother Frank.
7. See 1891 Census.
8. Marriage Certificate.
9. See 1901 Census.
10. Information provided by Edna Neville (nee Harris).

Census Data:

Year Address
1881 75, Raglan Street, Garston, Lancashire.
1891 5, Hardy Street, Garston, Lancashire.
1901 4, Derby Street, Garston, Lancashire.
1911 Lawn Cottages, Alma Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire.
1939 Lawn Cottage, Alma Road, Liverpool, Lancashire.