Edward Biggerstaff (1883-1958)
Edward Biggerstaff (1883-1958)View full burial details
Edward was born on 18th November 1883 to Henry and Anne Biggerstaff (nee Grace).
Age 7 in the 1891 census, his family comprised his father, then a Drayman, mother and siblings Fanny 13, George 12, Alice 9, Harry 4, Ernest 2 and Grace 2 months.
By the time of the 1901 census, he was 17 and working as a Brewer’s Labourer. The family were still in Northchurch – Harry 14, Grace now 10 had been joined by a younger brother Fred aged 7. Ernest, who would have been 12 was not recorded.
On 19th April 1905 he married Fanny Caroline Gomm, a dressmaker, in Berkhamsted. By the time of the 1911 census, now aged 27, he and Fanny had set up home at No 9 Provident Place, Berkhamsted and had their first child, a boy Edward James.
By the time of the 1939 Register Edward was working as an Estate Carpenter, living in Berkhamsted with Fanny and a daughter Audrey Marguerite. Edward James was away in the Royal Navy.
Edward died on 6th March 1958 aged 74 – he had outlived both his children: Edward James was lost at sea on 27th June 1940 and Audrey Marguerite had died only four years later.
His wife lived on until 3rd January 1962.