This is my attempt to meet Amy Crow’s challenge to the genealogy community of writing about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. I’m a bit behind.
Frederick Newman was one of the children of James Williams Newman and Emma Ashby (earlier blogs). Fred didn’t leave the Birmingham, England region. Fred is a brass tube drawer, and he comes by this honestly as his grandfather and great-grandfather were Nailors and whitesmith. He married Alice Adams about 1889, we might presume in Birmingham as both were born and all children were born in Birmingham. The 1911 Census for England pretty much sums up the family. It tells us that Fred and Alice have been completed 21 years of marriage, Alice has had 9 children and 8 are living. What I find interesting is that everyone (except Alice) in the family over the age of 10 had a job and that it really was an industrial city as seen by the professions of the family. I look forward to locating more living family members and filling in more of the blanks.
Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty