Showing posts with label Journalist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Journalist. Show all posts

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Alfred John Day and Alice Gaunt

Southwark Bridge Rd
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Registered as John Alfred Day, son of John Day and Ellen Wilton, later always listed as Alfred John Day, married Alice Gaunt in Southwark, in 1881. 

Alfred and Alice had 11 children:
  1. William Alfred Day b. 1879
  2. Arthur Day b. 1883
  3. Alfred Day b. 1884
  4. Florence Day b. 1886
  5. Herbert Day b. 1888
  6. Frank Day b. 1889
  7. Walter Day b. 1890
  8. Sidney Day b. 1893
  9. Frederick Day b. 1895
  10. Ethel Day b. 1897
  11. Lily Day b. 1899
In 1871, aged 19, his occupation is listed was Reporter, but in 1881, Alfred (30), Alice (21) and son, William Alfred (2), were living at 174 Southwark Bridge Rd, Southwark, with Alfred's profession listed as Compositor. 

In 1891, he was a Traveller For Printing Machinery, living in Evelina Road, Camberwell, with Alfred John Day (39), Alice Day (33), William (11), Arthur (8), Alfred (7), Florence (5), Herbert (3), Frank (2) and Walter (1).

In 1901, at 10 Rosebery Ave, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Alfred's occupation was Journalist. Then we find Alfred (49), Alice (41), William (21), Herbert (13), Frank (12), Walter (11), Sidney (8), Frederick (6), Ethel (4), Lily (2).

In 1911, Alfred Day (59), Journalist, was living at 116 Birchanger Road, South Norwood, with  William (29), General Warehouseman, Arthur (27), Printer's Machinist, Florence (25), Walter (21), General Clerk, Fred Day (16), Motor Mechanic's Assistant, Ethel (14) and Lily (12). Wife, Alice Day (51), was living, seemingly on her own, at 89 Crowther Road, South Norwood. If there was any doubt whether this was the correct Alice Day, the census notes that she was born in Lambeth, has been married for 32 years and has had 11 children.

Alice Day died in 1924, aged 64.


Alfred John Day died in 1945, aged 93.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.