Mystery of Stanley George Stoneman
STANLEY GEORGE STONEMAN (my husband's great-grandfather) was born on 22 June 1891, in 29 Dehli Street , Kings Kross, Islington, London, England, United Kingdom, to John William Stoneman and Eva Annie Stoneman [Lawrence].
I assume he was baptised as his 3 younger siblings was, but haven't been able to find any record of that. Would be nice if anyone could find that record for me, or let me know where to find it (I use ancestry.co.uk for a lot of my research).
On 1 October 1894, aged 3, he was admittet to Holy Trinity With St Paul's Infant School, in Westminster, London. At this time the family lived in 11 Harboro Street, London, England, United Kingdom.
On 28 August 1899, aged 8, he was admittet to Kenmont Gardens School , Hammersmith and Fulham, London. At this time the family lived in 23 College PK Yer, London, England, United Kingdom.
He was recorded in the 1901 England Census, aged about 10, in 23 College PK Yer, Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom, together with his parents and 3 younger siblings; Ethel Rosamond (7 Oct 1893), Arthur John (Jul 1895) and Harold William (27 Jun 1899).
I pretty sure it is Stanley George recorded in the census on 2 April 1911, aged 19, living in Tawelfan, Godrergraig, Llangiwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, together with his father John William Stoneman, his fathers new wife, Amy, younger brother Harold, half-sister Queenie and step-brother Harold Jones. At this time Stanley George was a coal miner/hewer.
On 15 April 1911, aged 19, he married Elizabeth Ann Jenkins in the registrar office in Pontardawe. On the marriage certificate it says he lived in Tawelfan, Owen's Lane, Godrergraig, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. Stanley George and Elizabeth Ann had 8 children:
Clarice Elizabeth in 1912
Daniel John in 1913
Arthur Robert in 1915
Lewis Samuel in 1917
Hannah Beryl in 1919
Annie Davies in 1921
Ronald in 1924 (stillborn)
Stanley in 1926 (lived only 1 day)
In 1913 when his son Daniel John was born, Stanley George was a behinder in tinplate works according to Daniel Johns birth certificate. When Daniel John married, on 28 August 1937, Stanley George, now aged 46, was recorded as a builder/carpenter on Daniel Johns marriage certificate.
The Stanley George Mystery:
Stanley George left his family behind in late 1930s to unknown reason(s). He didnt divorce his wife, as he is recorded as her husband on the death certificate of Elizabeth Ann (1949). He moved to London, but I dont know where in London he lived or what he was doing there. One of his sons visited him (I believe around Elizabeth Anns death) in London. Rumor has it that Stanley George lived with a woman at the time. Nobody in the family has had any contact with Stanley George since then apparently.
Someone in the family believe he changed his name at some point, but nobody knows to what. And apparently he moved back to Wales at some point, living in Swansea at the time of his death, which is believed to be around 1960.
I would love to know what really happened to Stanley George, and get this mystery behind us. If anyone can provide me with any clue or even better, true facts about his last living years, I would be more than grateful.
* Certified copy of Birth Stanley George Stoneman
* School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 - Westminster - Holy Trinity With St Pauls School
* School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 - Hammersmith and Fulham - Kenmont Gardens School
* 1901 England Census, Islington, London
* 1911 Wales Census, Glamorgan
* 1911 - Certified Copy of Marriage Stanley George Stoneman & Elizabeth Ann Jenkins
* 1913 - Certified Copy of Birth Daniel John Stoneman
* 1937 - Certified Copy of Marriage Daniel John Stoneman & Maggie Anthony
* 1949 - Certified Copy of Death Elizabeth Ann Stoneman