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William F. Sanders

I received a note from his daughter (comment from Vivian) that the death date I have for him is wrong. William Frederick SANDERS is at: http://members.cox.net/barneykin/rich/RICg03.htm#311 . He died on  January 10th, 1990. I will correct that when I update these pages – if I can manage to get around to it. I noticed that his scrapbook page is not working either.

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Teddie’s Home in Blackley

Richardson Home

The family of Edward William Henry Richardson was living here in 1907, when their little son Teddie died at the age seven. Lynn Richardson of Manchester, England found a death certificate for little Teddie, giving a cause of death as meningitis or tuberculosis: www.flickr.com/photos/neddy/533391657/in/set-1518399/. From the address on the death certificate she located the house where the family was living at that time in Blackley, near to Newton Heath. She found a picture on a local library site and reports that the Richardson home was the end house in the center of the picture.

The sign on the building in the foreground reads “Blackley Co-Operative Society”, which Lynn writes was, and continues to be, a group of traders who organized in 1844, to benefit the poor. The movement started in Rochdale and spread throughout England, becoming a formidable society with hundreds of shops, farms and even funeral parlors.

I have checked the UK Birth Register and have found the birth record of little Teddie who was entered as “Edward William R. RICHARDSON.” His date of birth was July, August, September of 1899, at Lewisham, London, England. Lewisham is where his parents, Edward William Henry RICHARDSON and Rosina Harriet NORMAN were married and Teddie was their firstborn. I posted the image here: http://flickr.com/photos/neddy/1442869926/

The image, Richardson Home at Blackley, 1907, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from flickr

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