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Caythorpe Nottinghamshire
Charles was the son of Albert Stapleton and his wife Emma (nee Smalley). Albert was born in Flintham, Nottinghamshire, in about 1864 and Emma was born in Caythorpe, Nottinghamshire, in 1864 (O/N/D Bingham). They were married in 1887 (O/N/D Nottingham) and had ten children: Albert b. Caythorpe 18 February 1888 (A/M/J Southwell) bap. 3 April 1888 Lowdham St Mary, John William b. Caythorpe 13 June 1889 (J/A/S Southwell) bap. 25 June 1889 Lowdham St Mary, Dorothy Emma b. Caythorpe b. 20 August 1890 bap. 9 December 1890 Lowdham St Mary, Arthur Smalley b. Caythorpe 1892 (J/A/S Southwell) d. 1908 (J/A/S Nottingham), Nellie (Ellen) b. Caythorpe J/F/M Southwell, Charles b. 1896 A/M/J Southwell, Ethel b. Nottingham 19 November 1898 (1899 J/F/M Nottingham), Margaret b. Nottingham 4 October 1900 (O/N/D Nottingham) bap. 9 December 1900 St Andrew Nottingham, Harry b. Nottingham abt. 1905 and Joseph b. Nottingham abt. 1908. In 1891 Albert (28) an agricultural labourer and Emma (26) were living at Main Street, Caythorpe, Nottinghamshire, with their three children Albert (3), John William (1) and Dorothy (under 1 year). The family had moved to Nottingham by 1898 as Ethel was born there and living at 6 Ash Street by 1900 according to the information on Margaret's baptism record. They were still at the same address in 1901: Albert (38), a chemist's carter, Emma (36), Albert (13), William (11), Dorothy (10), Arthur (9), Ellen (7), Charles (5), Ethel (2) and Margaret (6m). The third son, Arthur, died in 1908. By 1911 Albert (46) now a carter for a corn dealer and Emma (46) had moved to 19 Cooper Road, Nottingham. In the home on the night of the census were their nine surviving children: Albert (23) a butcher's assistant, William (21) a clerk (lace manufacturer), Dorothy (20) a pattern girl (lace trade), Nellie (17) working in the textile industry, Charles (15) an office boy (lace trade), Ethel (12), Margaret (10), Harry (6) and Joseph (3). At the time Charles' death was confirmed in 1917 his parents were living at 141 Woodborough Road, Nottingham. Emma Stapleton died in 1927 (J/F/M Nottingham) aged 63 and Albert committed suicide in March 1930 (J/F/M Nottingham); he was 65 years old and still living at 141 Woodborough Road. (See 'Extra Information' newspaper report 4 March 1930). Of Charles' siblings: Albert married Winifred M Hopkinson (b. 10 May 1896) in 1924 (J/F/M Nottingham) and in 1939 at the time of the England & Wales Register they were living at 40 Burgass Road, Nottingham. Albert was a chemical process worker. He probably died in 1976 (J/F/M Basford). Dorothy Emma married Ernest E Langsdale in 1916 (O/N/D Nottingham) and in 1939 they were living at 33 Chardwick Road, Nottingham. Ernest (bb. 28 February 1888) was a sorting clerk for the General Post Office. Dorothy died in 1982 (O/N/D Nottingham). John William married Eva B Bartlett (b. 26 August 1892) in 1930 (A/M/J Nottingham) and in 1939 they were living at 93 Harmston Rise, Nottingham. John was a manager (woollen fabric) and his wife was a net finisher. John died in 1982 (J/F/M Nottingham). Ethel probably married Thomas W Howes in 1923 (A/M/J Nottingham). In 1939 they were living at 6 Bridge Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Thomas (b. 26 January 1900) was a boot and shoe retailer manage. Ethel died in 1982 (A/M/J Nottingham). Margaret died on 18 June 1927 aged 26 (A/M/J Nottingham). Nellie (Ellen), Joseph and Harry have not yet been traced after the 1911 Census, although Joseph was referred to in the newspaper report of the inquest into his father's death in 1930 and there is a record of the marriage of a Nellie Stapleford to William George Sutton at Christ Church, Cinderhill, Nottingham, on 20 September 1930.
In 1911 he was an office boy (lace trade)
01 Jul 1916
1554073 - CWGC Website
Enlisted Nottingham
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
prev. 3937 1/7th Bn Shewood Foresters Charles was reported missing in action on 1 July 1916 and his death confirmed the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Nottingham Evening Post, ’In Memoriam’, 8 June 1917: ‘Stapleton. Reported missing July 1st, 1916, (-) killed, Private Charles Stapleton, Sherwoods, late of 19, Cooper-street, aged 20 years. Father, mother, brothers (Albert and William in France) and sisters.’’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 18 June 1927: ‘Stapleton, On June 18th, at 141 Woodborough-road, Margaret, the dearly loved youngest daughter of Albert and the late Emma Stapleton, in her 27th year. At rest.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 4 March 1930: ‘Retired Carter’s Suicide. Nottingham Man’s Throat Wound. The Nottingham City Coroner (Mr CI Rothera), returned a verdict of ‘Suicide while of unsound mind’ at an inquest at Leen-side police station to-day on Albert Stapleton, 65, a widower, of 141 Woodborough-road, Nottingham, who was found on Saturday lying dead by an outhouse with a wound in his throat and a razor lying by his side. John William Stapleton, a son of deceased, said his father was formerly a general carter but had done no work for about three years. When witnessed left him at home on Saturday morning, he seemed quite normal. About a year ago deceased had a breakdown in health, but lately had been much better. Deceased’s father committed suicide about 27 years ago. Another son, Joseph Stapleton, who found his father with his throat cut, said he knew of no reason why his father should take his own life.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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