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Iveson Heaps

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Iveson Heaps was born on 20th September 1892 in Keighley. His parents were William and Elizabeth Heaps nee Moorehouse.

Elizabeth sadly died when Iveson was just four years old in the first quarter of 1897. The following year William married Grace Elizabeth Wilson. They had three sons - Thomas Wilson, George William and Squire.

In 1901 they lived at 71 Stoney Croft Lane in Keighley. William was working as a mechanic fitter. Iveson was ten years old, his younger half brother Thomas was ten months old. Thomas died the following year.

Iveson Heaps and his brother shown on the 1901 census. His father and step-mother were on the previous page

Iveson's father William died in 1908 at the young age of 39, and Grace remarried, to Arthur William Brown later that year.

At the time of the 1911 census they lived at 12 Eelholme View, Beechcliffe. Arthur worked as a packer for a loom maker. Iveson was 18 years old and working as a fitter. His half-brothers George and Squire were eight and seven respectively. A daughter to Arthur and Grace, Sarah Alice, was four years old.

Iveson married during the third quarter of1914, to Gertrude Fearn.

He worked from May 1915 until May 1919 at Morton Banks War Hospital and Spencer Street Auxiliary Hospital. He completed 750 hours transporting the wounded and 1,250 hours of hospital duties.

Iveson and Gertrude had a daughter, Doris, born on 22nd January 1918 and a son, Iveson born during the third quarter of 1919.

Some time later the family moved to Hemsworth near Wakefield, and to add to the tragedies Iveson had endured, Gertrude died in 1924.

He remarried on 7th April 1928 in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, to Edith Louisa Woodward.

The marriage of Iveson to Edith Louisa Woodward

Electoral registers show that they lived in Hemsworth for a few years, then at the time of the 1939 Register they were at 1 The Buildings, Tuits Hill Road in Dursley, Gloucestershire when Iveson's occupation was described as 'textile fitter now aircraft fitter'. He and Edith went on to work with the ARP, First Aid during the Second World War.

The 1939 Register

Iveson died in July 1954 and was buried at St. Saviour, Sodbury, Coalpit Heath in Gloucestershire.


England and Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

England and Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915

1901 England Census

1911 England Census

England and Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

England and Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007

England and Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

Gloucestershire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938

West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers,1840-1962

1939 England and Wales Register

Bristol, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1994

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