Grace HEMMINGWAY was my maternal grandmother.
Her parents were Esther Ann NEEDHAM and Hamer HEMINGWAY. They were married in Astley, Astley Parish, Lancashire, England 27JUL1901.
Her father’s name was Hamer, but so was his father.
Hamer Snr had a brother named George, who was a collier (coal miner), who worked at the Corton Wood Colliery in Barnsley, (West Riding) Yorkshire, England. Many of the HEMINGWAY men worked in the mines.
The only thing we know about George is that he was killed December 22nd 1882 in the mines, and was buried December 25th. He was only 33 years old.
This information comes from a transcript I wrote 15years ago copied from a funeral card that has long since disappeared.
In Affectionate Remembrance of
who was killed at Corton Wood Colliery, December 22nd 1882
aged 33 years
and was interred at Tankersley Church, December 25th 1882
Farewell dear wife, my life has past
May you and I unite at last;
Mourn not for me nor sorrow take
But love my children for my sake,
But since thou could no longer stay
To cheer us with they love;
We hope to meet with thee again
In yon bright world above.
In 1999, my UK friend Janet BROOKES, and her husband Tim, went to Tankersley parish to find George but could not locate his stone.
Sadly, I am under the impression that George never had one.