People (Re-unions, trace old friends and relatives.)
Tom Newton's family is very interesting and his origins were not in Wigan. His parents Thomas and Louisa, both teachers, were married in August 1884 at St James Wigan, where Louisa was living with her mother and stepfather Henry Parsons a hairdresser.
Louisa and her family came to live permanently in Wigan after Thomas her husband died in Hadfield.In 1901 they lived at 95 Wrightington Street, before moving to Dicconson Street.
Tom had to have had an 'Education' to become an Officer in WW1 and in 1911 he was a student at Denstone College in Staffordshire. Two of his sisters were teachers in Carlisle and one was a nurse at Salford Infirmary.
His mother was a teacher at St Thomas's and in 1926 was presented with a grandmother clock which is now in the possession of Peter Crate - see St Thomas's School on Album.
She could be one of the teachers on the early photographs. She died 8 July 1928.
According to Thomas Newton's medal card, his mother requested 'a further mention certificate' on 28 September 1924.
Replied: 15th Jul 2012 at 13:28