Margaret Elizabeth Hanson
Research by Marjorie Gregson
Margaret Elizabeth Bousfield was born in Soulby, Westmorland in 1867 to James, a farmer, and his wife, Mary, and was one of nine children.
In 1901, living in Prestwich with her widowed father, she and her sister, Agnes, were working as milliners. She married Alfred Ebenezer Hanson in 1917 in Prestwich. He was born in 1876 to Alfred, a joiner, and his wife, Margaret and was also part of a large family.
Alfred was a solicitor, at one time having offices at The Northern Assurance Buildings, Albert Square, Manchester.
By 1924 the Hansons were living at 34 St Thomas’ Road, St Annes on Sea. Agnes Bousfield was living at that address when she died in 1925 and probate was granted to her brother, Christopher Harker Bousfield, an overlooker, and Alfred Ebenezer Hanson.
1934 street records show Alfred and Margaret living at 7 St Thomas’ Road.
Alfred died in 1950, aged 74, but Margaret lived until the age of 96, dying in 1963.