Charles Leonard Horton was the eighth child of Samuel Horton & Ann Maria Oakley born May 22nd, 1889 at Barr St, Lower Gornall, Sedgley, Staffs & christened on June 12th, 1889 at Lower Gornall.
Charles Leonard (known as Leonard) was living at home in 189, at 15 Barr St, Lower Gornall with his 4 brothers & 2 sisters.
In 1901 Leonard was still at home, now 33 Barr St, with his parents & 5 brothers & a sister.
Leonard married Elizabeth Griffiths in Oct-December 1910, the marriage being registered at Dudley. Elizabeth (known as Lizzie) was born October 9th, 1889, the daughter of Teresa & Samuel Griffiths, a coal miner.
In 1911 Leonard & Lizzie were living with Lizzie's parents at 10 Red Hall Rd, Lower Gornal. Leonard was a stoker, fireman. Listed with Leonard & Lizzie was a 2 year old son, Leonard Griffiths.
The 1939 register shows Leonard & Lizzie living at 69 Himley Rd, Sedgley where Leonard was a coal miner pikeman below ground.
Living next door was son Samuel & his wife Doris I (nee Swain). Samuel was a brick setter & Doris was an unemployed roofing tile loader.
Leonard, aged 78, died in July-September 1967 at Dudley, Staffs.
Lizzie, aged 84, died in July-September 1974 at Dudley, Staffs.
The children of Charles Leonard Horton & Elizabeth Griffiths were:
h.126.96.36.199.1 Leonard (Griffiths) Horton born April-June 1909 at Lower Gornal, Staffs
h.188.8.131.52.2 Samuel Cyril Horton born February 20th, 1912 at Lower Gornal, Staffs
h.184.108.40.206.3 Ernest Horton born Jan-March 1915 at Dudley
h.220.127.116.11.4 Doris M Horton born Oct-December 1923 at Dudley; died Oct-December 1923 at Dudley
h.18.104.22.168.5 Lily M Horton born Oct-December 1923 at Dudley; died Oct-December 1923 at Dudley