Arthur Feather

Wedding Wednesday -Herbert Dyson and Edna Doreen Feather

Edna Doreen Feather is my 4th cousin 1x removed. Her parents are Arthur Feather and Sarah Ethel Ambler. Our common ancestors are Anthony Mason and Mary Brayshaw – my 4x great grandparents.

Edna was born on 1 June 1906 in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

On 21 April 1931 Edna Married Herbert Dyson at Christ Church in Oakworth, Keighley. A report of the wedding was published in the Shipley Times and Express on Saturday 25 April 1931 (image taken from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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ECCLESHILL BRIDEGROOM

The wedding took place at Christ Church, Oakworth, on Tuesday afternoon, of Mr Herbert Dyson, youngest son of Mrs Margaret A Dyson, of Eccleshill, and formerly of the Worth Valley, and Miss Edna Doreen Feather, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A Feather, of Lidget, Oakworth. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Robert Tindall.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an ankle length gown of golden beige silk lace with a full skirt vandyked to a tight fitting bodice. Her hat was of lime green straw flecked with gold and her shoes of lime green satin. She carried a trailing sheaf of Madame Butterfly roses and asparagus ferns tied with a bow of pale pink ribbon.

Edna and Herbert had two sons. In the 1939 Register (taken at the outbreak of WW2) they were living at Crowther Avenue, Pudsey, West Yorkshire. Herbert’s occupation is given as “Editor”.

Herbert died on 27 December 1974 at the  age of 70. Edna passed away on 22 January 2007 – 100 years of age.

Sunday’s Obituary – James Ambler Feather (1915-1952)

James Ambler Feather is my 4th cousin 1x removed. His parents are Arthur Feather and Sarah Ethel Ambler. Our common ancestors are Anthony Mason and Mary Brayshaw – my 4x great grandparents.

James was born on 26 August 1915 in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

In the 1939 Register, taken at the outbreak of WW2, James was living at Coleridge Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire. He was employed as a “textile engineer”.

Sometime afterwards James became a State Registered male nurse.

Tragically, James died on 19 November 1952. A report of his death was published in the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer on 20 November 1952 (image taken from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

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Male nurse found dead in hotel

James Ambler Feather (36), of Lane Ends, Oakworth, near Keighley, who was reported missing from home earlier this week, has been found dead in a Salisbury hotel.
Feather, a State registered male nurse employed in Leeds, lived alone at Oakworth, where he was last seen on Sunday.

I suspect that there might have been an inquest, depending on the circumstances of his death. But I have not been able to find a report if there was.