Kenneth Earnshaw was the seventh child of Frederick Earnshaw & Mary Emily Stainsby born September 7th, 1926 at 25 Leechmere Rd, Grangetown & christened September 28th, 1926 at St Aidan’s, Grangetown.
He attended Bede Grammar School and left at 16 & was conscripted at 18 years of age. He joined the Army Pay Corps and served most of his army service in Palestine. After the war he became a civil servant.
Left: Ken – October 1945 – aged 19. Right: Ken & his father Frederick
He married Dorothy May Rose in 1949. Dorothy was born May 20th, 1926 at Middlesbrough.
Ken & Dot's wedding - also in photo are brothers Denys (left) & Eric (right)
One abiding family memory of Ken was Christmastime at Leechmere Rd when ‘Santa’ used to call down the chimney to all the children eagerly waiting for their presents in the living room. It was an unusual Santa that finally appeared with his sack as Ken was always tall and slim, not the usual Father Christmas figure!
Ken died in April 2006 at Middlesbrough.
Dot died on May 21st, 2016 & was buried beside Ken at St George's cemetery, Middlesbrough on June 17th, 2016.
The children of Kenneth Earnshaw & Dorothy May Rose were:
e.18.104.22.168.1 Christopher Paul Earnshaw born at Sunderland.