I am looking for information on the Rimmer Family that died in 1954 they was Henry Helen Jimmy and Allen if you know anything that could help please let me know :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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I am looking for information on the Rimmer Family that died in 1954 they was Henry Helen Jimmy and Allen if you know anything that could help please let me know

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on 2013-06-14 17:33:29

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by shellyb on 2013-06-15 06:19:20


What country are the Rimmer family from. A tiny bit more information and I'm sure either myself or another member will be able to help.

As they all died in 1954, was this some kind of accident? Any information you know will help, such as are they parents and children or brothers and sisters?

Look forward to your reply and helping you with your research.

by mumsy on 2013-06-15 12:23:06

Yes this was an accident they where all gassed in there home they where all from Liverpool England all I have so far is that the accident was in February 1954 I know it was published in the Liver pool Echo Henry and Helen were the parents and jimmy and Allen were the sons by the way this is my bio grandparents but they died before I was born never wanted to ask my dad afraid to upset him. But know hes gone and trying so hard to find more info my mum said the Henry and to to boys were in the Ford Cemetery and Helen was in An-field but when I go there their are know records any info would thanks Diane

by shellyb on 2013-06-15 20:42:58

Hi Diane

What an awful accident. I can understand why you didn't want to ask your dad. I'll do some research and get back to you as soon as possible.


by shellyb on 2013-06-15 21:48:28


Well the deaths made the newspapers as you said, even made the Australian papers. The story being reported is that Britain was having an awful winter and on 8 Feb 1954 there was a sudden thaw which caused 8 deaths. This is what it says about the Rimmer family

The deaths occurred at
Kirkdale, near Liverpool,
when ice sealing a frost
cracked gas main melted.
The gas leaked into a
home, killing a dock labourer.
Henry Rimmer, 45, and his
sons, James, 5, and Allan,
12 months.

No mention of Helen in that report.

The death register has Henry Rimmer as 43, Alan as 1 and shows James G Rimmer 5. No death of a Helen but there is one for Ellen Rimmer which would fit because looking at the marriages there is one for Henry Rimmer to Ellen Dowd in Liverpool 1935.

Children of Henry and Ellen:
Henry Rimmer 1935
David Rimmer 1938
James G Rimmer 1949
Alan Rimmer 1953

Had a look at probate for Henry Rimmer and it says as follows:

Rimmer Henry of 3 Ceres Street, Liverpool, died 7 Feb 1954 Administration, Liverpool 19 June 1954 to Annie Dowd (wife of David Dowd) and the said David Dowd, dock labourer. Effects 300

So now you just need burial details. Local newspapers may have a funeral announcement but I can't research those on line as Liverpool stops at 1952 at the moment. I shall have a search tomorrow on some burial indexs and let you know.

I hope the information I have given you so far has help


by mumsy on 2013-06-16 22:15:01

Well you are a god send you where right it was Ellen Rimmer I am truly grateful for your info and look foreword to your next post please except my thanks this has bee so hard and there you were in a few mins able to find most of the info I look for so long I hope you can find any more info thank you again best regards


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