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20 Hooper Street

Railway workers, a fishmonger, a cook and a milkman

20 Hooper Street is in Leeds Terrace, which was built by 1881.


The first inhabitants were George and Eliza Butler and their children Alice, George, Walter and Albert. George was a railway servant.


In 1891 the inhabitants were William and Christiana Cowell, their children Edith and William, and a niece, Fanney Nelson. William was a railway engine fireman and Fanney was a cook.


In 1901 the inhabitants were William and Sarah Ludman, their son William, and a lodger, Alan Smith. William was a fishmonger’s assistant and Alan was a cellar man.

1911 to the 1960s

In 1911 the inhabitants were Harry and Nellie Morley. Harry was a milk carrier. Nellie outlived Harry and was still living in the house in 1966.


UK census records (1841 to 1911), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, and electoral registers.


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