|Comment||Photo donated by Bill Cockshott. The man is his Great Grandfather John Oliver Cockshott and the baby his Grandfather Harry Cockshott, the family moved to Jamestown in America shortly after the photo was taken.|
It is likely that the photograph shows Joseph Oliver Cockshott rather than John Oliver. Joseph married Eva Lee in 1907, both were born in Yeadon and they were still in Yorkshire (Ashgrove, Greengates) four years later with two children, Harry and Leslie.
A third son William was born in Jamestown on August 19th 1912, the year they arrived in New York State (although one census record states immigration occurred in 1911).
Both parents worked in textile manufacturing – an assistant in a dye house and piece marker in a worsted mill.
Draft registration forms for WW1 and WW2 plus census returns show that he lived in Livingstone Avenue, Jamestown for many years.
After Joseph’s death in 1947, Eva re-married and died in 1961.
Additional research by Helen M.
14 January 2023
FB424 – Eva Cockshott, 1910/1911.
Eva Cockshott – 1910-1911
This image was donated by Bill Cockshott.
The lady was his Great- Grandmother, Eva (Lee) Cockshott and the child was his uncle Leslie.
The photo was taken prior to the family going to live in Jamestown, NY, America.
FB202 – Edmund Cockshott, 1917.
Edmund Cockshott – 1917
6th May 1917:
“Of 29 Ash Grove, Greengates, grandson of the late local preacher John Preston has been Killed-In-Action in France, he was 33 years of age. He joined the 5th Kings-Shropshire-Light-Infantry in February 1916, he was an old scholar of Greengates-Wesleyan-Methodist Sunday School.
Private Edmund Cockshott
Our dear son and brother died of wounds in France in his 33rd year, May 1st 1917
Two years have passed but none can tell
The loss of one we love so well
“Wars Bitter Cost”
From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers”
This item was donated by Edmund’s great nephew, Bill Cockshott. Edmund is on the Memorial in Yeadon Town Hall and also on the War Memorial at Greengates.
Image donated by Bill Cockshott.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 22 June 2022.
Last updated: 14 January 2023 – Photo ID: FB425 – Additional text.