John Lister was the son of John Lister & Mary born July 22nd 1870 at South bank, Eston, Yorks.
John's birth certificate
He was still living at home at the time of the 1881 census with his parents at Wellington St, Normanby.
In 1891 John was still living at home at Eston, Middlesbrough & working as a blast furnace lime filler.
In 1901 John was living at North St, Normanby with his widowed mother Mary (60) & his sister Maria (27) & a boy Tom, listed as ‘son’ of Mary, aged 9. John was a moulder of pig iron.
John married Margaret Ann Rees in October – December 1901 at Middlesbrough. Margaret was born was christened February 12th, 1871 at Welbury, Northallerton, N. Yorks, the daughter of Ann and William Smith, a general labourer. Margaret had previously married William Rees in 1893 but who had died late in 1899.
In 1911 John and Margaret were living at 84 Branch Street, South Bank, Eston with Margaret’s children Gladys (15), Sarah Ann (13) and Elsie Rees (11) from her previous marriage. John and Margaret now had two children, John William (8) and Richard Henry (2). John was working as a blast furnaceman at the iron works. It was noted on the census that Margaret had had 10 children, only 7 of whom were still alive.
There is a death recorded for John Lister in Oct-December 1928 at Middlesbrough, N. Yorks.
The 1939 register shows Margaret living with son John at 3 Church Rd, Coatham, Redcar. John, a steel furnace pitman, was widowed & with him was son Herbert. Son Henry served in the infantry with the East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York’s Own) during WW2 but sadly was killed in 1944.
There is a death for Margaret Ann Lister in April-June 1962 registered at Cleveland, N. Yorks.
The children of John Lister & Margaret Ann Rees (nee Smith) were:
li.5.11.1 John William Lister born December 26th, 1902 at South Bank, Middlesbrough, N. Yorks; died November 1986 at Redcar, N. Yorks
li.5.11.2 Florence Lister born Oct-December 1905 at South Bank, Middlesbrough; buried June 20th, 1906 at Eston Cemetery, Middlesbrough, N. Yorks
li.5.11.3 Thomas Lister born Oct-December 1905 at South Bank, Middlesbrough; died Oct-December 1905 at South Bank, Middlesbrough
li.5.11.4 Margaret Lister born Jan-March 1907 at South Bank, Middlesbrough; died September 27th, 1908 at Eston Cemetery, Middlesbrough, N. Yorks
li.5.11.5 Richard Henry Lister born July-September 1909 at South Bank, Middlesbrough, N. Yorks; died June 6th, 1944 in Normandy, France
li.5.11.6 Herbert Lister born Jan-March 1912 at South Bank, Middlesbrough; buried August 6th, 1914 at Eston Cemetery