Bertha Loft1,2

Female, #562, b. 24 January 1906, d. 7 May 1980
Last Edited25 May 2020
Bertah Loft
early 1920s
FatherEdward Shaw Loft4 b. 3 Oct 1874, d. 2 Apr 1919
MotherEllen Eastwood1,3 b. 5 Aug 1879, d. 30 Jan 1949
ChartsEdward Shaw Loft #989

Bertha Loft was born on 24 January 1906 at 4 William's Square, Mason Street, Hull, E. Yorks.1,4,5,6 and married George Horace Standerline Simpson on 1 May 1926 at St Andrews Church, Drypool, Hull.1,3,6 She was employed by Reckitts Ltd. as a Kitchen Worker3 and died on 7 May 1980 at age 74 at Hull Royal Infirmary, E. Yorks.1,3,6

Bertha Loft was a Kitchen Worker.3

Photos:
Bertha Loft was photographed with Edward Shaw Loft. He was dressed in a sailor's uniform. Edna Loft, Arthur Loft and Harold Loft also appeared in the photo.7
About 1940 Bertha Loft was photographed with George Hodgson. The photo was probably taken at Colin Wilson's birthday party. Edna Loft, Olga Hodgson and Sheila Wilson also appeared in the photo.8
On 3 April 1953 Bertha Loft was photographed with Kenneth Dennis and Nancy Simpson on their wedding day. George Edward Simpson, Dorothy Simpson, Brian Leslie Simpson and David Michael Simpson also appeared in the photo.9

Circa 1950 Bertha was photographed with her husband George on their new verandah at 82 Richmond Road, Hessle. Davsd Simpson wrote in Part 3 of his family history in reference to the photo on the cover:
The Cover Photograph
This undated photograph of my parents is taken at the back door of the veranda, built by my Dad at 82 Richmond Road, Hessle. It is probably post-war, so taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. They look young to my eyes. I never had any recollection of them as middle-aged people. The veranda looks to be in good condition, with the back door seemingly almost new. Perhaps the picture was taken by my brother George and was partly intended to show off the new attachment to their home. I do not recall the wooden trellis in front of Mother but I do remember the wooden frame she is leaning on. It was all painted in ‘grass green’ gloss paint. The real back door to the house is seen behind Dad’s left shoulder and it always stuck when opening or closing it, due to a land mine that exploded in the fields that used to be to the south of Richmond Road, but that was before my time. They both look happy and contented and Mother doesn’t seem to be wearing her piny. Perhaps it was a Sunday when the photo was taken and she was all dressed-up to have her picture taken.10

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1911Goole Barge DockShe was listed as a passenger in the 1911 census at Goole Barge Dock. The people on board were enumerated as:

Edward Shaw Loft, Crew, Male, 36, Married, Master of Keel
Ellen Loft, Pass, Female, 331, Married, 15, 7, 3, 4
Edward Shaw Loft, Crew, Male, 14, Mate of Keel
Bertha Loft, Pass, Female, 5
Edna Loft, Pass, Female, 311

Family

George Horace Standerline Simpson b. 1 May 1900, d. 7 Feb 1975
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] Information supplied by Thelma James in January 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref: tm0089e).
  2. [S250] Information supplied by Miriam Reed on 29 July 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0058).
  3. [S1320] David Simpson A Study of the Ancestry of George and Bertha Simpson Part 3, privately published by David Simpson, (My ref: tm0992).
  4. [S289] Information supplied by Thelma James on 4 January 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref: tm0089g).
  5. [S1093] Online index to births for Sculcoates (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 16 Mar 2010 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0796).
  6. [S1321] David Simpson A Study of the Ancestry of George and Bertha Simpson Part 4, privately published by David Simpson, (My ref: tm0993).
  7. [S305] Photo taken on an unknown date of Edward Shaw Loft and four others (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, unknown repository reference). (My ref: tm0097l).
  8. [S217] Photo taken possibly about 1940 of George Hodgson and ten others (Thelma James, unknown repository address, original). (My ref: tm0048b.O).
  9. [S298] Photocopy taken 3 April 1953 of Kenneth Dennis & Nancy Simpson and ten others (Sheila Wilson, unknown repository address, original). (My ref: tm0097c).
  10. [S1320] David Simpson A Study of the Ancestry of George and Bertha Simpson Part 3, privately published by David Simpson, see pages 1 and 3 (My ref: tm0992).
  11. [S1336] Online details of the 1911 National Census for Altofts, West Riding of Yorkshire (Find My Past, https://www.findmypast.co.uk) RG14PN28292 RD514 SD2 ED17 SN32 (My ref: tm1003).

George Horace Standerline Simpson1,2

Male, #563, b. 1 May 1900, d. 7 February 1975
Last Edited24 May 2020
ChartsEdward Shaw Loft #989

George Horace Standerline Simpson was born on 1 May 1900 at 63 Garden Street, Grimsby, Lincs.1,2 and married Bertha Loft, daughter of Edward Shaw Loft and Ellen Eastwood, on 1 May 1926 at St Andrews Church, Drypool, Hull.1,2,3 George Horace Standerline Simpson died on 7 February 1975 at age 74 at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, E. Yorks.1,2 He was a Cement Works Handyman at G & T Earle Ltd. from 1925 to 1965.2

George Horace Standerline Simpson was a Cement Works Handyman.2

Circa 1950 George Horace Standerline Simpson was photographed with his wife Bertha on their new verandah at 82 Richmond Road, Hessle Davsd Simpson wrote in Part 3 of his family history in reference to the photo on the cover:
The Cover Photograph
This undated photograph of my parents is taken at the back door of the veranda, built by my Dad at 82 Richmond Road, Hessle. It is probably post-war, so taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. They look young to my eyes. I never had any recollection of them as middle-aged people. The veranda looks to be in good condition, with the back door seemingly almost new. Perhaps the picture was taken by my brother George and was partly intended to show off the new attachment to their home. I do not recall the wooden trellis in front of Mother but I do remember the wooden frame she is leaning on. It was all painted in ‘grass green’ gloss paint. The real back door to the house is seen behind Dad’s left shoulder and it always stuck when opening or closing it, due to a land mine that exploded in the fields that used to be to the south of Richmond Road, but that was before my time. They both look happy and contented and Mother doesn’t seem to be wearing her piny. Perhaps it was a Sunday when the photo was taken and she was all dressed-up to have her picture taken.4

Family

Bertha Loft b. 24 Jan 1906, d. 7 May 1980
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] Information supplied by Thelma James in January 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref: tm0089e).
  2. [S1320] David Simpson A Study of the Ancestry of George and Bertha Simpson Part 3, privately published by David Simpson, (My ref: tm0992).
  3. [S1321] David Simpson A Study of the Ancestry of George and Bertha Simpson Part 4, privately published by David Simpson, (My ref: tm0993).
  4. [S1320] David Simpson A Study of the Ancestry of George and Bertha Simpson Part 3, privately published by David Simpson, see pages 1 and 3 (My ref: tm0992).