Alfred Booth Adopted By Loweth

Census Address: 58 Empingham Road
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
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Alfred Booth – 58 Empingham Road

In 1901, 3 year old Alfred Booth was listed as a ‘visitor’ to Charles Loweth, a plumber and glazier, and his wife Annie living at 16 Empingham Road. The Loweths had 6 children aged between 12 and 24 years. The eldest, James, was a plumber & glazier like his father and both 19 year old Harry and 14 year old Charles were plumbers’ apprentices.

By 1911 the Loweths had adopted Alfred Booth, now 13 years old but still at school, and they were living at 58 Empingham Road. Charles Loweth was working on his own account but his sons were working elsewhere – James for an agricultural engineer and Harry for a builder. Charles was a bricklayer rather than plumber and 25 year old Walter was a carpenter. Only Frances had left home. 22 year old Grace was also still living at home, working as a dressmaker.

No further records have been found for Alfred Booth but it is quite likely that he took the surname Loweth and may be the Alfred Loweth who served in the Machine Gun Corps. An Alfred Loweth of 76 Queen’s Walk, born in 1897 or 1898, died in 1962. If this was him, he married Edna Blanche Steel in 1921 (in Leicester) and they had 2 children in Stamford.

Other members of the family

Both Charles and Henry Loweth are listed in Stamford in the Great War. Members of the Loweth family continued to live at 58 Empingham Road. It was James’ residence but also Walter’s address when he died in 1952.

James’ address was still 54 Empingham Road when he died in 1957.

Harry lived at 19 Empingham Road and had a plumbing business at 5 St Peter’s St.