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Charles Stone [st.1.4.9]

Charles Stone was the ninth child of Benjamin Stone & Sarah Duffell born April 22nd, 1868 in Knutton, Wolstanton, Staffs.

In 1871 Charles & his parents & brothers & sisters were living at Birks Row, Knutton, Wolstanton, Staffs where his father was an iron puddler.

Charles was still living at home at 4 Birks Row in 1881.

By 1891 Charles was the only child left at home at Birks row living with his parents & working as a general labourer.

In July-September 1896 Charles married Hannah Baker at Wolstanton.  Hannah was born Oct-December 1870 at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, daughter of Eliza & Henry Baker.

In 1901 Charles & Hannah were living at 44 Stoke Old Rd, Stoke-on-Trent & Charles was a railway brakesman.  They had 2 daughters by this time – Gertrude (3) & Nellie (1).

Charles & Hannah had moved to 24 Cliff Vale Place, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs by 1911.  Charles was still a railway employee working as a yardman.  They had 4 more children – all boys, Frank (8), William (5), Joseph (3) & Robert (9 months).  Both daughters were still at home.

Hannah died, aged 46, in April-June 1917 at Stoke-on-Trent.

The children of Charles Stone & Hannah Baker were:

st. Gertrude Stone born Jan-March 1898 at Wolstanton, Staffs
st.  Nellie Stone born April-June 1900 at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
st.  Frank Stone born Jan-March 1903 at Stoke-on Trent, Staffs
st.  William Stone born Jan-March 1906 at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
st.  Joseph Stone born April-June 1908 at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
st.  Robert Stone born April-June 1910 at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

st. Sarah Stone born Oct-December 1913 at Stoke-on-Trent; died Oct-December 1913 at Stoke-on-Trent

Charles remarried in Jan-March 1918 in West Bromwich, his new wife being Ada Horton.  Ada was born February 9th, 1869.

The 1939 register shows Charles & Ada living at 12 Cliff Vale Place, Stoke-on-Trent & Charles was now retired. 

Charles, of 12 Cliff Vale Place, Stoke-on-Trent, died on July 16th, 1946 at 578 Newcastle Rd, Stoke-on-Trent.  Administration of his estate was granted to widow Ada on August 25th, 1950 at Chester.  His effects were £245.

Ada died at 12 Cliff Vale Place, Cliff Vale, Stoke-on-Trent on May 23rd, 1953.  Probate was granted on June 8th, 1953 to step-son Frank Stone, clerk & her effects were £152.0s.5d.



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