Samuel Williams

Incident Date:28/11/1940
Incident Address.10 Nelson Street, Failsworth
Died Address:10 Nelson Street, Failsworth
Grave Details:H - N17
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Failsworth) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 3rd February 1869, the birth being
registered during the March quarter 1869 in the
Wrexham R.D. - ref: 11b/325..  Actually born at
Llanarmon-yn-lal, Denbighsire.

1871 Census - Wrexham Area.

1881 Census - Wrexham Area.

1891 Census - Wrexham Area.

Married Emma Williams during the December quarter
1895 in the Wrexham R.D. - ref: 11b/501. 

Moved to Manchester c1899.

1901 Census - No Trace

1911 Census - 9 Hendra Street, Moston, North
Manchester.   Head of household - Married -  aged:
41 - occ: Colliery Labourer (underground) - born:
Llanarmon, Denbighshire.     Also - Emma Williams
- Wife - aged: 39 - born; Wrexham, Denbighshire.  
 Plus 6 children, including Louisa Williams who
was also killed in the incidend at  Nelson Street,

1939 National Registration - 10 Nelson Street,
Falsworth, Manchester.    Samuel Williams - Born
on the 3rd February 1869 - Married - occ: Miner
(Retired).  Emma Williams - Born on the 21st
November 1871 - Married - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.   Louisa Williams - Born on the 26th April
1905 - occ: Weaver (Cotton) - Plus 3 elder

"The Williams family were one of those affected by
the Failsworth bomb in Nelson Street on 28th
November 1940, with mother, father and their
youngest daughter being killed. They lived at
number 10, and the bomb killed many of the
neighbours on their side of the street. (Right
hand side looking down the cul-de-sac).  Samuel
Williams with his wife Emma and daughter Louisa
were buried on the 6th December in Failsworth
cemetery, imagine the grief of their five
surviving sons and daughters.

The Williams were closely associated with the
nearby Ebenezer Baptist Church, where several of
the daughters (none of whom married) were Sunday
School teachers. Living across the same small
street of a dozen terraced houses and surviving
the bomb were the Joynes family, whose son Harold
would later become Pastor of the church. Being
very much God-fearing people one wonders what they
made of their families' contrasting fate.

The old map shows Nelson Street off Hobson Street,
the second map represents the area now. Hobson
Street runs parallel to Oldham Road (A62) as it
enters Failsworth from Newton Heath (the boundary
line can be seen on Linwood Street on the modern
map). The Baptist Church is marked in the bottom
left corner of the old map. The wider map shows
the location relative to Manchester."

Death registered during the December quarter 1940
in the Ashton under Lyne R.D. - ref: 8d/1093 -
aged; 71.

CWGC - Husband of Emma Williams. Died at 10 Nelson

Failsworth (Oldham MBC)
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