<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Deakin | Family History| Minnie Deakin Foster

Parents of
Minnie DEAKIN:

Samuel Pownall DEAKIN

Siblings of
Minnie DEAKIN:

William Robert DEAKIN
(1862 - 1943)
George Edward DEAKIN
(1864 - 1940)
Martha Elizabeth DEAKIN
(1866 - 1939)
Samuel Pownall DEAKIN
(1869 - 1899)
(1871 - 1966)
Sarah Ann DEAKIN
(1873 - 1960)
Harriet Eliza DEAKIN
(1878- 1955)
















Minnie DEAKIN was the daughter of Samuel Pownall DEAKIN and Sarah Ann SIDEBOTTOM. Minnie was born in 1876, Wigan, Lancashire[1].

In the 1881 Census, Minnie is recorded as a 'Scholar', living at 13 Wignall Street, Wigan, with her mother, Sarah and her 7 brothers and sisters. In the 1891 Census, Minnie, aged 15, is recorded as living at 49 Corporation Street, Wigan, with her parents, brother and 4 sisters, occupation 'Jam Wrapper'.

Minnie married William FOSTER (1875-1966 son of Peter Foster and Mary Ashton), member of the Foster's chairworks family, in 1898 in Wigan[2] at Wigan Registry Office (or Registrar attended). Minnie and William had the following childen:

  1. William Norman FOSTER, b.1902, Wigan, d. 14 Aug 1910, aged 7 years 11 months at 52 Barnsley Street, Wigan.
  2. Minnie Deakin FOSTER, b. 12th April 1907, Wigan, d. 12 Apr 1907, at 3 Cygnet Street, Wigan.
  3. Majorie Deakin FOSTER, b. 1912, Wigan, d. 23 Sep 1993 Billinge, Wigan.

In the 1901 Census, living at 18 Rylands Street, William is recorded as working as a 'Pickle and Sauce Bottler' at Deakin's jam and preserves manufacturing business at the Eclipse Works. By 1903 William was the works' manager and Minnie, Willam and family were living in Gidlow Lane, Wigan.

Minnie and William later lived at Beacon View, Chaucer Place, Mesnes Road, Wigan.

Minnie died on 16th July 1956, aged 80 and William on 17th August 1966, aged 90.

Minnie Deakin Foster, Wigan Cemetery (Lower Ince)Minnie, William and their children William Norman FOSTER and Minnie Deakin FOSTER are buried in plot A315, Wigan Cemetery (Lower Ince).







[1]: Source: Register of Births registered in April, May, June in 1876. Wigan, Vol 8c page 48.
[2]: Register of Marriages registered in July, August, September in 1898. Wigan, Vol 8c page 179.