I visited an old posting on the genforum.genealogy.com only this morning…
My full name is Zoë Caroline Mary Earnshaw I was born the year before your granddad sadly past back in 1983.
My granddads full name is John Alma Earnshaw was born in 1910 and he married Mary Hale in Wakefield West Yorkshire.
My Great granddad was called William Speight and was married to Mary Ann Speight.
John Alma died in 1962 in an industrial mining accident at Walturn Colliery.
He left behind three children and my nana- Mary Earnshaw who sadly past back in 1992….
William Earnshaw:lives in Huddersfield- his beloved wife Betty Earnshaw sadly died last year.
Patricia Earnshaw: who has been married over 50 years (Patricia Holt) she has published a small book called the house on Lock Lane which has references to both my Granddad John Alma Earnshaw and nana Mary Earnshaw.
Caroline Earnshaw: (my mum-never married) Mum is the youngest of the three and was born 19 Dec 1952 – She was only nine when her dad (my granddad) died.
I can remember visiting my Granddads sister Nellie when I was a small child she lived down the corridor of my nanas sister Nelle sheltered accommodation in Sharlston, West Yorkshire… She was a really lovely lady and was always really kind to me…
Please get in touch. My side of the family are extremely interested in your side of the family.
We have a bit of a joke in our family that you don’t always need males to carry on the family name both me and mum have managed to carry the Earnshaw name on– I have a daughter called Paige Earnshaw and a son of three but he has taken his dads name…At least I got one Earnshaw in….
We hope to hear from you- Sorry its taken nine years x