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Born:

1877, Hull

Baptised:

Died:

1947/48, Hull

Buried:

 

Non-Chess Life

 

George Barron’s mother was Fanny Mary Barron (born 1848/49, Hull).  Mary had only two children:

 

George Barron

born 1877, Hull

Emily Lucy Barron

born 1879, Hull

 

It appears the mother was usually called Fanny; she was “Mary” in the 1881 census, “Fanny Mary” in 1891, and “Fanny” in 1901 and 1911.  Similarly, the daughter was usually called Lucy; she was “Emily L.” in 1881, but Lucy in 1891, 1901 and 1911.

 

The 1881 census listed 32-year-old “Mary Barron”, 4-year-old “Geo. Barron”, and 2-year-old “Emily M. Barron” living at 6 Porters Place (not evident in today’s maps), Myton, Hull.  The children’s father was not listed, but “Mary” was described as a mariner’s wife, so the father was most likely away at sea.

 

The 1891 census listed tobacconist Charles Barron (born 1850/517, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) as Fanny Mary Barron’s husband, so, either Charles was a mariner who left the sea to become a tobacconist, or else the mariner had died and his wife had re-married, to tobacconist George Barron.  The family now lived at 91 Wincolmlee, Sculcoates, Hull.  Living with 40-year-old Charles were 42-year-old Fanny (i.e. Fanny Mary Barron), 14-year-old George, and 12-year-old Lucy (aka Emily L. Barron).

 

The 1901 census found the family of four living at the same address, but ten years older.  40-year-old Charles was still a tobacconist.  24-year-old George was a commercial clerk, while Lucy was a schoolteacher.

 

The 1911 census found the family of same still at the same address.  Charles was now a tobacconist and newsagent, assisted by Fanny.  George was an assistant general clerk with the Humber Conservancy Board.  Lucy was a certificated teacher working for Hull Education Authority.

 

George Barron seems to have remained in Hull for the rest of his life.

 

Death

 

The death of 70-year-old George Barron was registered in the first quarter of 1948, at Hull.  He thus died in late December 1947, or in the first quarter of 1948.

 

Chess

 

George Barron played for Hull in the Woodhouse Cup from 1900-01 through to 1934-35 and very probably right up to the outbreak of war.

 

He played in the 1903 West Riding versus North & East Ridings match.  Around the same time he became a regular player for Yorkshire in inter-county matches, the last he played in over the board being the 1938 Yorkshire-Lancashire match, and the last County & District Correspondence Championship team he played in was that of 1939.

 

He won the Yorkshire Championship in 1915/16.

 

 

Created

10/09/2013

Copyright © 2013 Stephen John Mann

Census information is copyright of The National Archive, see UK Census Information

Last Updated

10/09/2013