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Sarah Ann Schoon

Born: 19th April 1879.

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire.

Died: 2 July 1953, Birmingham.

Parents: Albert Edward and Martha Schoon, nee Massey.

Marriages: Henry Simmonds, 29th December 1900 at the Parish Church, Idle, Yorkshire.

Children: Emma 1901, William Henry 1902, Charlie 1903, Ethel 1905, Thomas 1907, Albert 1908, Alice Hannah 1910, who were born in Bradford, Clara 1914, Henry 1916 who were born in Durham and Douglas 1918 who was born in Birmingham.


Notes: In the 1911 Census Henry and Sarah were living at 42 New Street, Idle, Bradford. With them were their children Emma, William Henry, Ethel, Thomas and Alice. The census information states that Henry and Sarah had had seven children, of which one had died (Albert 1908) and 6 were living at home. However, son Charlie born 1903 was not listed. Searches have found no trace of Charlie in the census.

On Sarah Ann's birth certificate her mother is shown as Martha Schoon, formerly Matthew. A mystery, since on her parents wedding certificate (nine months earlier) she is shown as Martha Massey. The birth was registered by Sarah Ann's father Albert Edward.