Tim Sunter's family history

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Charles Sunter

1883 Isabella Sunter Dies in Howden – home of Jane Ann Snowball!

1883 Isabella Sunter Death Originally uploaded by timsunter Address is given as High Street, Howden. Isabella was 32 years old when she died and cause of death is given as “Phthisis 3 months”. Joseph Sunter is the informant and also gives his address as High Street Howden. Phthisis is the old term for TB. The […]

5 minutes past 8, Christmas Eve 1907 – Charles Sunter enters workhouse

Sunter, Charles – 1907 Workhouse Entry Originally uploaded by timsunter At 5 minutes past 8 on Christmas Eve 1907, Charles Sunter entred the Middlesbrough workhouse. The entry lists Charles as a labourer, a Wesleyan, and living at the home of his sister in Thornaby. It appears that Charles was not well at the time as […]

Lofty enters children home

From Durham Records Office, 16th June 2009: Dear Mr. Sunter, Further to your telephone call to this Office today I have established that a William Sunter, born 1917, son of Charles and Emma, was admitted to Stockton Union Children’s Homes in January 1921.  As discussed over the telephone, if you require any further searches of […]

Charles Sunter: Mystery solved?

For ninety one years the mystery of the disappearance of Charles Sunter, Lofty’s father, has puzzled the family. Where could he have gone to? How could someone abandon a wife and four small children? Who could ever allow their relatives to ensure the shame, humiliation and stigma of having to throw themselves on the mercy […]

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