Ernest ARDRON I (1879 - 1943)
Ardron II (1858 -)
Mother: Sarah Jane Bowns
Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:
My 1st cousin 3 times removed was born on 14 June 1879 at Rotherham Road, Rawmarsh. His father was a coal miner. (GRO cert BXBZ611015 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 615 Sep 1879)
the 1881 Census (3 April) he was aged 1, living with his
1883 Married women obtain the right to acquire their own property
1884 The Third Reform Act - voting extended to agricultural workers (triples the electorate)
the 1891 Census (5 April) he was aged 11, living with his
1893 Invention of motion
pictures by Thomas Edison
1895 Invention of wireless telegraphy by G Marconi
1899-1902 Britain fights
the Boer War in
1901 Death of Queen
the 1901 Census (31 March) he was aged 21 and a coal hewer
(underground), living with his parents at
married Cecilia Haughton on 20 December 1902 at the Parish Church of Wombwell
by banns. He was 23, a bachelor and a miner of
After the death of his first wife earlier in the year Ernest married Ellen Saunders on 31 October 1904 in the Parish Church of Wath on Dearne. He was aged 25, a widower and a miner. His father was also a miner. Ellen was aged 23 and a spinster. Her father was George Saunders, a miner. Both Ernest and Ellen were of Wath Wood. Witnesses were William Bowns and Harriet Ann Bowns. (GRO cert MXB097283 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1181 Dec 1904)
27 April Olympic Games open at
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) Ernest was listed as
head of household for 5 Fenton Healds Yard, Highgate,
a) Ernest Ardron, head, 32, married (6 years), coal miner hewer, worker, Yorkshire Parkgate
b) Ellen Ardron, wife, 30, married (6 years), Yorkshire Dodworth
c) Mona Evelyn Ardron Perdue, adopted daughter, 11 months, Yorkshire Wombwell
The record shows Harriet having had a total of 0 children
born alive in present marriage, 0 still living and 0 having died.
The property consisted of 2 rooms (including kitchen but excluding scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom, warehouse, office or shop if present).
(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
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
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 (
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
died on 26 September 1943 at 19 Warrengate, Wakefield. He was aged 64 and a
coal flewer. The informant was E. Ardron, widow of the deceased of
Cecilia HAUGTON (nee FOWLER) (1874 -
She was born in 1874. (Based on age at marriage + death) Her father was Charles George Fowler. GRO REF??
1881 CENSUS?? – AGED 6?
1891 CENSUS?? – AGED 16?
1901 CENSUS?? – AGED 26?
She had married and been widowed prior to marrying Ernest in 1902. (Based on marriage cert) GRO REF??
Cecilia died early in 1904 aged 30. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 400 Jun 1904 - [aged] 30)
Ellen SAUNDERS (1881 -)
She was born in 1881. (Based on age at marriage) Her father was George Saunders, a miner. GRO REF??
1891 CENSUS?? – AGED 11?
1901 CENSUS?? – AGED 21?
ERNEST AND ELLEN ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING CHILD:
1) Mona Evelyn Ardron Perdue (1910 -)
She was born in 1910. (Based on 1911 Census)