Alfred ARDRON I (1900 - 1966)

Father: Oscar Ardron I (1876 - 1956)
Mother: Charlotte Wadsworth


Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1900 in Wath on Dearne. (Based on age + location on 1901 Census + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 819 Mar 1900)

1901 Death of Queen Victoria, succeeded by King Edward VII

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Alfred was aged one, living with his parents at 16 Littlemoor Road, Wath on Dearne. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4400 folio 69 page 33) - shown as ARDION on index

1908 on 27 April Olympic Games open at White City in London

1908 on 27 October Parliament approves old age pensions (weekly means-tested pension of a maximum of five shillings to all those aged over 70)

1910 Death of King Edward VII, succeeded by King George V

1911 National Insurance Act provides cover against sickness and unemployment

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 11, living with his parents at 1 Winnifred(?) Road, Wath [on Dearne]. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

1912 on 15 April sinking of the SS Titanic
1913 on 4 June Suffragette Emily Davison is killed by the king's horse

1914-18 The Great War (World War I)
1918 in May a massive flu epidemic reaches Britain and kills more than 200,000 people in Britain and up to 50 million worldwide

1918 All men over 21 and all women over 30 get the vote

1921 in July unemployment reaches a post-war high of 2.5 million

1922 The Irish Free State is established

1927 on 1 January the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is created

1928 Equal Franchise Act - All women are given the same voting rights as men (all over the age of 21)
1928 on 30 September Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1929 on 24 October the Wall Street Crash sparks the Great Depression

1931 Financial crisis and run on the pound (Britain abandons the gold standard)

1935 in July the first Penguin paperbacks go on sale, costing just 6 pence, bringing literature to the masses

1936 Death of King George V, succeeded by King Edward VIII
1936 Abdication of King Edward VIII in order to marry Wallace Simpson, succeeded by King George VI

1939-45 World War II

In 1939 he married Alice Mabel Hoyland. (Keith Ardron III + GRO ref Rother V. 9c 2412 Sep 1939 Hoyland)

1944 Butler Education Act - framework for new free comprehensive secondary education for all
1947 on 1 January Britain's coal industry is nationalised

1948 National Health Service established

1948 on 29 July the Olympic Games open at Wembley Stadium in London

1952 Death of King George VI, succeeded by Queen Elizabeth II
1954 Rationing resulting from ends

1955 on 22 September commercial television starts with the first ITV broadcast

1956 on 17 October Britain switches on its first nuclear power station at Calder Hall

1959 M1 Motorway punched through the Midlands from Watford to Birmingham

1963 The Profumo Affair
1965 on 8 November the death penalty is abolished

Alfred died on 1 February 1966 at 32 Brookside, Swinton. He was aged 65 and a retired locomotive driver. The cause of death was a) shock and haemorrhage, b) ruptured aortic aneuryism, c) hypertension. Death was certified by the Coroner of Rotherham after post mortem without inquest. The informant was K.[eith] Ardron, son of 32 Brookside, Swinton. (GRO cert DYA371743 + GRO ref Rother V. 2c 953 Mar 1966 - [aged] 65)

Alice Mabel Hoyland (1903 -)

Was Alice Mabel born on 13 February 1903? (Based on date of birth on GRO death index)

Did Alice Mabel die in 1980 aged 77? The index entry shows her date of birth as 13 February 1903. (GRO ref Chesterfield 6 175 Mar 1980 - [born] 13-Fe-1903)


1) Keith Ardron I (1941 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born on xx xx 1941. (Keith Ardron III + GRO ref Rother V 1254 Dec 1941 Mye [BUT THIS IS A DIFFERENT SURNAME??])

On 26 July 1969 Keith married Beryl Greasby at Swinton Parish Church. (Keith Ardron III + GRO ref Rother V 2c 1857 Sep 1969 Greasby)

Did Keith and Beryl have two daughters:

Kathryn Marie Ardron in 1971 (GRO ref Sheffield 2d 267 Sep 1971 Greasby) Did she marry in July 2001 to ?? Laurie (There appear to be two index entries: GRO ref Wakefield 2001 July dist no 099 pg no 1301 ent no 030 source code Rxxxx Laurie and GRO ref Wakefield 2001 July dist no 099 pg no 1447 ent no 030 source code Rxxxx)

Carolyne Ardron in 1972 (GRO ref Sheffield 2d 637 Sep 1972 Greasby) Did she marry John Darwent in July 1996 (GRO ref Chesterfield 1996 July dist no 393 pg no 1003 ent no 121 source code C21 Darwent)