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ID:736 Leonard Taylor 1913-1994
Gazís Maternal Grandfather

 

Birth

21 May 1913

Cannock, Staffordshire

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Death

March 1994

Stafford

Mother

Christina Stackhouse (b.1881)/ID:687

Father

Henry Taylor (b.1880)/ID:729

Siblings

John Henry Taylor (b.1900)/ID:734

 

Charles Taylor (b.1901)/ID:715

 

Henry Taylor (b.1903)/ID:730

 

Fred Taylor (b.1905)/ID:723

 

William George Taylor (b.1908)/ID:744

 

Leonard Taylor (b.1913)/ID:736

 

Alice Taylor (b.1918)/ID:710

 

Edward Arthur Taylor (b.1919)/ID:720

Spouse

Elizabeth Mary Eliza Amelia Allen (b.1914)/ID:16

Children

Leonard Taylor (b.1942)/ID:737

 

Kathleen Taylor (b.1949)/ID:735

 

Margaret Taylor (b.1951)/ID:739

 

 

1913

21 May 1913- Birth of Leonard Taylor in Norton Canes, Staffordshire

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Leonard grew in Stokes Lane, Norton Canes.

 

 

1921
1921 Census for Stokes Lane, Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

Name

Relationíp

Age (y/m)

Condition

Place of Birth

Occupation

Place of work

Henry Taylor

Head

41/6

Married

West Ham, London

Miner- Fireman Examiner Below Ground

Conduit Colliery, Norton Canes

Christina Taylor

Wife

39/8

Married

Liverpool, Lancs

Home Duties

 

John H Taylor

Son

20/9

Single

Norton Canes, Staffs

Horse Driver(Miner)
Underground

Conduit Colliery, Norton Canes

Charles Taylor

Son

19/8

Single

Norton Canes, Staffs

Horse Driver(Miner)
Underground

Conduit Colliery, Norton Canes

Henry Taylor Jr

Son

18/2

Single

Norton Canes, Staffs

Coal Miner (Puller off) Below Ground

Conduit Colliery, Norton Canes

Fred Taylor

Son

15/8

 

Norton Canes, Staffs

Coal Miner (Door Minder) Below Ground

Conduit Colliery, Norton Canes

William Taylor

Son

13/2

 

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

 

Leonard Taylor

Son

8/3

 

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

 

Alice Taylor

Daughter

4/10

 

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

 

Arthur Taylor

Son

2/4

 

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard, 2nd from left, with his father, Henry and 3 brothers circa 1930.

 

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1933

17 June 1933 - The family continued to live in Stokes Lane until at least 1933 as we can see from the postcard below. We know his parentís visited relatives in Middlesex.


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This postcard is postmarked Hayes, Middlesex 1933, and addressed to their son Leonard, still living in Stokes Lane. It is sent by Henrys wife, Christina and signed from Christina and Henry. (Mother & Dad) It reads:

'Dear Len,
Just a card to let you know we got here alright and they are all well. Dad says he expects you have got some luck by now, we hope so and don't forget the greenhouse. Trusting you are all well.
from Mother, Dad'



1936

1936 - Marriage of Leonard Taylor and Elizabeth Mary Eliza Amelia Allen at Cannock, Staffs

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1939

1939 Registry for 69, Butts Lane, Norton Canes, Staffs'

Name                           

Birth Date    

Gender   

Status    

Occupation                                                   

Leonard Taylor           

21/05/1913  

Male        

Married 

Miner Underground-Colliery Hewer/ ARP Service Brownhills MDC

Elizabeth M Taylor

03/08/1914

Female

Married

Unpaid Domestic Duties

 

 

 

1942

Birth of son, Leonard Taylor. Sadly, Leonard died shortly after birth.

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Military

 

Len served in the Royal Marines and as part of 48 Commando was involved in the D-Day landings where he disembarked at Juno Beach on 6th June 1944.
More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._48_(Royal_Marine)_Commando
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1944

Death of mother, Christina, who passed away in December 1944, aged 62 years at Cannock, Staffordshire.

 

After WW2, Len left the army and became a Coal Miner.

 

 

 

 

1949

Birth of daughter, Kathleen Ann Taylor, registered at Cannock, Staffordshire.

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1951

Birth of daughter, Margaret Taylor, registered at Cannock, Staffordshire.

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Walsall Observer 21 December 1967

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Mary & Len with daughter, Margaret at Butts Lane, Norton Canes.

 

 

 

 

 

1994
March 1994 - Death of Leonard Taylor at Stafford.