Post by debbiewill on Mar 18, 2015 21:16:54 GMT
Joseph Lister's widowed youngest sister Florrie Lister-Smith married my grandfather, Sam Walker, after his wife, my grandmother had died. The two couples, lived in Reddish and had become a regular 'foursome' and very close friends. I grew up in Reddish living in Higginson Road, 100yds from mum's Uncle Joe and Aunt Harriet, often calling in to their Prenton View/David Street home, at the bottom end of Bedford Street, for biscuits and a cup of tea. Granddad and Auntie Florrie lived about 100yds from us, in the opposite direction to Joe, at the top end of Bedford Street. Joe's oldest sister Esther, married to Herbert Hodson a plumbing supplier, lived on Broadstone Road very close to Bedford Street where Joe and his two unmarried sisters were also living in 1911 before he married Harriet Macauley later that year.
I remember vaguely that mum mentioned a son and a daughter of Joe's but I can't recall names?
I wish to make contact with any descendants of Joe as I have begun a project in Flanders where I live quite close to Langemark-Poelcapelle which is where Joe's act of bravery took place. I have located and visited the farm and the site of the pill-boxes which was named by the British Army as Olga Houses during WWI.
If you are related to Joseph Lister then please let me know your relationship and how best to contact you.
I am Joseph Lister's great granddaughter, my Mother (Joan) is the daughter of Mary, one of Joseph Lister's children. Joseph and Harriet had 7 children, one of whom, Victor died as a child. The other 6 children were Eva, Neil, Mary (my Grandmother), Esther, Joan and Jack, all of whom are now deceased. My mother fondly remembers her Grandad Joseph as being a "lollipop man" for the local school. She also remembers their house, number 25 David Street, Reddish.
My grandmother Mary (Joseph's daughter) had two children, Eric (now deceased), and Joan. My mother Joan and I would dearly love to contact any other relatives of Joseph Lister, and learn more about this very brave man.
Mark Ellis, you posted earlier in this thread, if you are reading this, my Mother remembers you and your two sisters. Your grandmother Eva was Mary's sister.