Arthur Edward Stephenson was the fifth child of Thomas Stephenson & Ann Wainwright born March 19th & christened April 17th, 1877 at Stockton, Co Durham.
Arthur was living at home in 1881 at 13 Lawson St, Stockton with his 3 brothers, a sister & parents.
In 1891 Arthur, his parents & 3 younger sisters & 1 younger brother were livings at 42 Disraeli St, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
Arthur married Alice Maude Lewis in Oct-December 1898 at Aston, Warwickshire. Alice was born January 16th, 1878 at Stockton, Co Durham, the daughter of Catherine & Thomas Lewis, a puddler.
In 1901 Arthur & Alice were living at 4 Laurel Terrace, Trinity Rd, Aston Manor, Warks & Arthur was a general labourer. They had a 1 year old daughter Catherine A.
By 1911 Arthur & Alice had moved to 63 Raby St, Tinsley, Sheffield where Arthur was now a smelter at a general engineering works. They had 3 children at home – Thomas (9), Alice (4) & Gwendoline (1). Also living with them was Arthur’s brother, J G (George) Stephenson, who was also working at the engineering works. Daughter Catherine was staying with her grandparents, Catherine & Thomas Lewis, at the time of the census at 62 Bawtry Rd, Tinsley.
Daughter Gwendoline married James Ronald Nixon in 1937 at Sheffield.
The 1939 register shows Arthur & Alice still living at 63 Raby St, Tinsley, Sheffield & Arthur was described as a fitter’s labourer unemployed. With them was daughter Dorothy Bessie, described as paid domestic duties.
Alice died at 63 Raby St in 1942, aged 65. & was buried on March 21st, 1942 at Tinsley, Sheffield.
Sadly Arthur of 63 Raby St suffered from mental depression following Alice’s death & was found by a friend lying by Alice’s grave in Tinsley cemetery having committed suicide by cutting his throat with a pocket knife. Arthur, aged 67, was buried on July 20th 1943 at Tinsley, Sheffield.
The children of Arthur Edward Stephenson & Alice Maude Lewis were:
s.220.127.116.11.1 Catherine Anne Stephenson born Jan-March 1900 at Aston, Warwickshire
s.18.104.22.168.2 Thomas Edward Stephenson born Oct-December 1901 at Aston, Warwickshire
s.22.214.171.124.3 Alice Maud Stephenson born July-September 1906 at Aston, Warwickshire
s.126.96.36.199.4 Gwendoline Stephenson born August 12th, 1909 at Aston, Warwickshire; died March 2002 at Sheffield, Yorks
s.188.8.131.52.5 Dorothy Bessie Stephenson born January 4th, 1913 at Raby St & christened January 29th, 1913 at Tinsley, Sheffield; died July-September 1967 at Sheffield