This is the story of Lofty’s Uncle Joe Sunter as told in the Colne Times of 1962. The photographs have been kindly provided by Joe’s Grandson Peter Hambrey.
This is the text Jen, Adrian and I wrote to be read out at Lofty’s funeral.
Listed at witensses at Charles and Emma’s 1911 wedding, here is their entry, as neighbours to the happy couple, in the 1911 census.
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 […]
1877 Hannah Pedley Sunter Birth Originally uploaded by timsunter Hannah Pedley Sunter was born to Joseph and Isabella Sunter in 1877 in Bishop Auckland. I ordered this certificate to find out where the Sunter’s were living in Bishop Auckland and to further investigate what the relationship was to Jane Ann Snowball and the Hulls. There […]
1939 Amy Sunter marriage Originally uploaded by timsunter 1939 – Lofty’s sister Amy gets married to Arthur Stephenson. The marriage was to remain childless. Amy worked for ASDA and lived in South Shields. Towards the end of her life Lofty got back in contact with her and went to visit on several occasions, […]
1932 Jane Emma Sunter marriage Originally uploaded by timsunter Christmas Eve, 1932 – at 21 years old Auntie Jennie gets married to Uncle Jim Matthews in Solihull. Jim is an ‘ashman’ by occupation. Interesting to note that one of the witnesses is Robert Main. Research from Durham Record Office indicated that Jennie was placed […]
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 […]
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 […]
Both the birth and death certificates for Lofty’s mother Emma arrived today, and, as ever there is some sadness.