Catherine Pallister was the first child of Robert Pallister & Margaret Roscamp born July 31st, 1864 at Wrekenton & christened August 19th, 1864 at Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.
In 1871 Catherine, her younger sister & new born brother & parents were living at Boundary House, Gateshead.
By 1881 Catherine was working as a servant in the home of Henrietta Carrick & family in Whitley, Tynemouth, Northumberland.
In April-June 1889 Catherine married Andrew Crone at Gateshead, Co Durham. Andrew was born Oct-December 1862 at Lamesley, Co Durham, the son of Margaret & John Crone, a coal miner. Catherine’s sister Ann had married Andrew’s brother John Rutter Crone in 1888.
In 1891 Catherine & Andrew were living at Tunstall Terrace, Springwell & Andrew was a banksman at the colliery. They had a 10 month old daughter Margaret.
On April 2nd 1897 Andrew, aged 34, & another man were tragically killed at Springwell Colliery when a cage fell upon him as he was working at the bottom of the shaft.
In 1901 widowed Catherine was living at Turnbull Terrace with daughters Margaret & Catherine (8).
Catherine was working as a caretaker at the Springwell Colliery Offices in 1911 & she & her 2 daughters were living at 1 Turnbull Terrace, Springwell. Margaret was employed as assistant caretaker.
Daughter Margaret married William F Taylor in Jan-March 1916 at Gateshead.
The 1939 register shows Catherine & daughter Catherine living at 8 Turnbull Terace, Washington. Young Catherine was described as incapacitated.
Catherine died on January 31st, 1946 at 8 Turnbull Terrace, Springwell. Administration of her estate was granted on April 11th, 1946 to daughter Catherine Crone. Her effects were £167.4s.1d.
Daughter Catherine died just 3 years after her mother on October 4th, 1949 at 8 Turnbull Terrace. Administration of her estate was granted to John Crone civil servant, attorney of Margaret Taylor. Her effects were £546.15s.6d.
The children of Catherine Pallister & Andrew Crone were:
p.188.8.131.52.9.1.1 Margaret Crone born April-June 1890 at Usworth, Co Durham
p.184.108.40.206.9.1.2 Catherine Crone born October 27th, 1892 at Usworth, Co Durham; died October 4th, 1949 at 8 Turnbull Terr, Springwell