It has taken me almost 6 months to find time to finally publish my transcription of the England and Wales Census 1901 return showing my great grandmother Florence ASHFORTH (née Florence FLOWERS 1876-1973) living with her sister Annie Matilda RODGER(S) (née Annie Matilda FLOWERS 1864-Deceased) at 8 Poplar Street in the parish of Nether Hallam, Sheffield.
Here is my transcription:
FHJ Ref: 029
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: 8 Poplar Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Household: Annie Matilda Rodger
|SURNAME||FIRST NAME(S)||REL||STATUS||SEX||AGE||OCCUPATION||WHERE BORN||REMARKS|
|Rodger||Annie M||Head||Wife||Female||36||Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Rodger||George H||Son||Single||Male||17||Punch striker||Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Rodger||John F||Son||Male||8||Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Rodger||Joseph W||Son||Male||6||Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Rodger||Lydia A||Daughter||Female||3||Sheffield, Yorkshire|
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So this leads me down new avenues of research. I have yet to add the RODGER(S) family to my GEDCOM.
Further research leads me to believe the surname is more likely RODGERS.
It is interesting that my great grandmother Florence ASHFORTH (née Florence FLOWERS 1876-1973) is recorded as being married and living at the address; I would have expected her to be a visitor. Perhaps there was a family issue, or I think what is more likely is Henry RODGERS had recently passed away, leaving Annie Matilda with a very young child, and perhaps Florence is helping out. At some point I will try and spend a little time researching this curious situation.
2016-11-03 In this post "Register of Inmates, Ecclesall Bierlow Workhouse" I discovered Florence ASHFORTH (née Florence FLOWERS 1876-1973) together with her youngest son Ernest Ashforth 1905-1990 registered as inmates at the Ecclesall Bierlow Workhouse.
I can only surmise that during the period circa 1900-1905 something had happened to her husband William Henry ASHFORTH 1873-1926. Unfortunately I will probably never know.
He died in 1926 at the relatively early age of 52 years.