Newman Roy Wade

Census Address: 9 North Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
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7 and 9 North Street, Stamford

Newman Roy Wade – 9 North Street

Joseph Newman Wade, the boys’ father, was a groom. He was born in Stamford but had lived elsewhere returning to the town in 1891 or 1892. He had 3 children with his first wife – Gladys born 1890, Mary Kate born 1891 and Harold W E born 1892 but she died early in 1894. Before the end of the year he had married again to Flora Eugenie Lattimore of Ketton and in 1901 they were living at 61 North Street. As well as Newman (born 1897) and Bertram (1900) they had 3 daughters Olive Eugenia (1895), Ida (1903) and Alfreda (1907).

In 1911 the family had moved to 9 North St. Harold was living at home and working as a blacksmith’s striker, Olive was a housemaid and the younger children except for Alfreda were at school. Gladys was also working as a housemaid for a solicitor’s family on Empingham Rd. In February 1911 Harold enlisted in the Territorials and in June married Florence Franklin. Later in the year Mary Kate married Archibald Alderman. Early in 1913, Joseph died aged 51yrs leaving Flora with 4 children under 16yrs, the youngest only 6yrs old. A few months later Gladys married Fred Boyfield, a master carpenter.

Newman Roy

In 1911 he was 13 years old and still at school. Quite possibly he served an apprenticeship because when he enlisted in 1918 his occupation was electrical wireman. He served in the Royal Navy at HMS Egmont, a naval base in Malta and was with the Mediterranean Fleet when he was demobbed in February 1919.

He returned to live with his mother at 35 Queen’s Walk. He died there leaving his mother over £3,000 and she continued to live there until her death at the age of 98 in 1966.