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Martha Ann Freeth [fh.]

Martha Ann Freeth was the ninth child of George Henry Freeth born Oct-December 1886 at Warrington, Lancs. She was the third child of George Henry Freeth’s second marriage to Martha Gleeve.

Martha was living at home in 1891 with her father & mother Martha, & brothers & sisters at 27 Oxford Lane, Warrington.

In 1901 Martha was still living at home at 27 Oxford Lane, Warrington with her parents & 2 older sisters. Martha was a cotton weaver.

Martha had emigrated to America by 1910, & in the US census of that year she was with her parents & sister Mary at Philadelphia Ward 33, Pennsylvania. Both Martha & Mary were weavers in the cloth mill. They all gave the year of emigration as 1905.

By 1920 Martha’s mother had died & her widowed father George was living with Martha & her husband Luke Laycock (40) in North Swanson St, Philadelphia Ward 33. George, aged 72, had no occupation but son-in-law Luke was a weaver in the upholstery mill. Living with them was Luke’s sister Sophia (39) & her husband Harry Bates (36) & their 1 year old son Harry who had emigrated in 1919. All the household were born in England but none were naturalised.

Martha & Luke were still living in Philadelphia in 1930 with Harry Bates.

At the time of the 1940 census Martha & Luke, aged 62, were listed as living at 213 Louden St, Ward 42, Philadelphia. Luke was working as an upholstery weaver & Martha was a cloth weaver at a cotton mill.


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