Information about Francis Roe


FRANCIS ROE was born 11 Apr 1879 in Ruswarp, Whitby, and died 02 May 1959 in Birkenhead, Cheshire at home. He married MARIANNE GIBSON 1900 in St Hilda's Whitby, daughter of BENJAMIN GIBSON and MARY BROWN. She was born 25 Jul 1878 in Whitby, Yorkshire, and died 08 Mar 1955 in Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Notes for FRANCIS ROE: According to Auntie Peggie, Aunt Fanny took her father - Francis Roe - to be baptised just after birth, because attention was being lavished on his twin brother John William, who subsequently died 10 days after birth. This was the reason why he was named Francis.

Occupation in Whitby until sometime in 1901 was a Ship's Draughtsman, then moved to Belfast to work for Woodman & Clark on Admiralty work. A brief return to England in 1910 to Hull in the shipyards. Finally came back to England permanently in 1925 to work at Cammell Lairds in Birkenhead.

Burial: Landican Cemetry, Wirral
Occupation: Engineering Draughtsman, Camell Lairds, Birkenhead

Burial: Landican Cemetry, Wirral

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