My great great grandfather Charles Abram was born in Rothwell, Northamptonshire on 8 August 1859. He was the son of Joseph Abram and Ann Cox who were both born in Northamptonshire. Charles’ life can be tracked through census returns.
The 1861 census shows Charles him living at 4, Lower River Terrace, St Sepulchre, Northampton with his parents. Joseph’s occupation is shown as a shoemaker and Charles has two sisters, Emma and Harriett.
In 1881 Charles can be found at 12, William Street, Northampton. Aged 22, he is married to Emily and they have a son named Francis G. Charles is recorded as a shoe finisher and Emily as a shoe fitter.
The Abram family can be found on the 1891 census living at Great Holme Street, Leicester. Charles is aged 31 and his occupation is now recorded as a shoemaker. Along with Francis G, six other children are recorded – Joseph C (my great grandfather), Amelia A, Theresa, William and Albert V.
In 1901, the family are back in Northampton at 75, Lower Hester Street. Another four children have joined the family – Alfred, Louis, Walter and Kathleen.
Charles can be found on the 1911 census at Station Road, Earl’s Barton, Northamptonshire. His occupation is a shoe machine operative. Another three children have joined the family – Rose, Reginald James and violet May.
Charles and Emily can also be found on the 1939 register, living alone at 77 Station Road, Earls Barton. Charles is recorded as a pensioner and Emily’s occupation is given as unpaid domestic duties.