Jack Gething ARDRON (1906 - 1974)


Father: Reuben Ardron (1880 - 1937)
Mother: Mary Ann Gething




Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born at the Greyhound Public House in Dronfield (DBY) on 31 August 1906. (Jack Ardron II + GRO ref Chesterfield 7b 800 Dec 1906 + date of birth on GRO death index) (Photo - Greyhound P.H., Dronfield)


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 4, living with his parents at 9 Piccadilly, Swinton. (PRO ref 14 ??)

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


He married Florence Ada Trickett on 18 October 1930 at St Margaret’s Church, Swinton after banns. He was aged 24 and of 45 Brookfield Avenue, Swinton. Both he and his father were miners. Florence was aged 19 and of 61 Crossland Street, Swinton. Her father was John William Lambert Trickett (deceased). Winesses were George Wilson and Harold Trickett. (Jack Ardron II + GRO cert +  GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1502 Dec 1930 - Trickett)


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


In 1937 Jack was a miner of Wyke Terrace, White Lee Road, Swinton. (Newspaper Article into his father's inquest)


1939-45 World War II
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

1966 on 30 July England win the football World Cup

1967 Abortion and homosexuality are legalised

1969 on 2 March Concorde, the world's first supersonic airliner, makes its maiden flight

1971 on 15 February decimalised currency replaces 'pounds, shillings and pence'

1973 on 1 January Britain joins the European Economic Community


Jack died on 26 March 1974 at home, 130 Valley Road Swinton. Cause of death was 1a) bronchopnemonia b) acute cardiac failure 2) stroke. (Jack Ardron II + GRO cert IM294957 + GRO ref Rother V. 2c 1993 Mar 1974 - [born] 31 Au 1906)


He is buried at Swinton Parish Church (Jack Ardron II + MI)



Loving memory of

Jack Gething


Died 26th March 1974

Aged 67 years.


Florence Ada


Died 26th December 1998

Aged 87 Years

Reunited” (MI)


Florence Ada TRICKETT (1911 - 1998)
She was born on 14 July 1911 at Swinton. Her parents were William Lambert Trickett and Elizabeth (nee Holmes). (Jack Ardron II + date of birth / place on GRO death cert / index) GRO REF??


Florence died on 26 December 1998 at Mexborough Montagu Hospital. Her usual address was 9 Charles Street, Swinton. (Jack Ardron II + GRO cert IAM086394 + GRO ref Doncaster 1999 January dist no. 0422 reg no. 39A ent no. 051 dor. 199 - [born] 14-Jul-11)




1) Barbara Trickett Ardron (1930 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born on xx xx 1930 in the registration district of Doncaster. (Jack Ardron II + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1150 Dec 1930 - Trickett)


Barbara married Harold Lowe in 1951 at Swinton Parish Church. (Jack Ardron II + GRO ref Rother V. 2c 1789 Mar 1951 - Lowe)


2) Gordon Ardron II (1938 -)


3) Jack Ardron II (1942 -)