George Reed Corner was born in 1880 in Leeds, his father, William, was 27 and his mother, Jane, was 22. The 1881 census shows that the family were living at 9 Waverley Terrace in Potter Newton (I’m not sure where that was yet but I am guessing it was near Leopold Street in what is now Chapeltown) and William was a draper.
At the time of the 1891 Census the family were living at 44 Northbrook Street, William was a draper’s assistant and George was a scholar.
In 1901 the family were at 40 Northbrook Street, George was now 21 years old and working as a salesman.
George married Mary Bigglestone on 29 December 1902 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Chapel Allerton. They had one child:
- Edna Jane (1904-1976)
George died as on 3 May 1905 and was buried in St Matthew’s churchyard on 5 May 1905.
In Loving Memory of
GEORGE REED CORNER
BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY
WHO DIED 3RD MAY 1905 AGED 25 YEARS
AND OF HER SECOND HUSBAND
WALTER ROBERT CHASTON
WHO DIED 21ST OCT 1957 AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED 17TH AUG 1925 AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO MARY CHASTON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WALTER
WHO DIED 7 AUG 1972 AGED 91 YEARS
CORNER George Reed of 3 Pasture-grove Chapel Allerton Leeds warehouseman died 3 May 1905 Administration Wakefield 29 May to Mary Corner widow Effects £298 6s. 4d.