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Ernest Horton [h.]

Ernest Horton was the seventh child of Samuel Horton & Ann Maria Oakley born at Barr St, Lower Gornall , Sedgley, Staffs on September 18th , 1887.

Ernest was living at home in 1891, at 15 Barr St , Lower Gornall with his 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

In 1901 Ernest was still at home, now 33 Barr St , with his parents & 5 brothers & a sister.

Ernest married Rose Hannah Woodall in April-June 1910, at St James, Lower Gornall. Rosannah was born April 9th, 1887 at Gornall Wood, Staffs, the daughter of Mary Ann Burrows & James Henry Woodall, a coal miner.

In 1911 Ernest & Rose Hannah (Rose) were living at 4 Chapel Walk, Gornal Wood & Ernest was a millman in a fire brick maker's yard. They had a 9 month old son, Ernest Reginald.

The 1939 register shows Ernest & Rose living at 33 Barr St, Sedgley & Ernest was now a general labourer at the mine above ground.  With them were sons Howard, a brickyard worker (setter), & James, a general labourer at the mine like his father.
Living next door at 32 Barr  St was son Ernest & his wife Alice M & James was a coal miner pikeman.  They had 3 children at home in 1939 – William, Harold & Margaret Rose.
Son Thomas & his wife Doris I & child were living at 19 Hermit St, Sedgley in 1939 & Thomas was a horse driver clay below ground.

Ernest died on September 29th, 1957 at 33 Barr St, Gornal Wood.  His will was administered by son Ernest Reginald, miner.  His effects were £650.

Rose Hannah died on January 5th, 1959 at 33 Barr St, Gornal Wood.  Her estate was administered by son Ernest Reginald, miner.  Her effects were £686.

The children of Ernest Horton & Rose Hannah Woodall were:

h. Ernest Reginald Horton born born August 11th, 1910 at Gornal Wood, Staffs; died July-September 1982 at Dudley, Staffs

h. Howard Daustin Horton born December 25th, 1911 at Dudley, Staffs; died April-June 1979 at Dudley, Staffs
h.  Thomas Horton born March 4th, 1917 at Dudley, Staffs; died April-June 1987 at Dudley, Staffs

h.  James Horton born July 22nd, 1924 at Dudley



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