Charles James HARPER

660. Charles James HARPER, son of William Henry HARPER and Lily Elizabeth Cora FRANKLIN, birth was registered during 1909 in St Olave Bermondsey. According to the 1939 Register he was born on 23 October 1909.

During the census on 2 April 1911 James Charles aged 2 was living with his parents William aged 30 a General Labourer and Lily Elizabeth [26] at 89 Albion St Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, London and Surrey, England. Living with them was his brother William Henry [4].

Charles James was baptised on 4 October 1911 in the Parish of Christ Church, Rotherhithe, Southwark. At the time of the baptism the family were living at 89 Albion Street and his father William Henry was a Labourer.

Charles James married Florence Beatrice WOOD on 25 December 1930 in the Parish Church in the Parish of S. Mary, Rotherhithe, London when he was 21 and she was 21. The marriage was witnessed by George William Wood and Henry James Harper. The ceremony was performed by Andrew Amos, Rector of Rotherhithe.

Florence Beatrice WOOD, daughter of Thomas WOOD and Florence COHER, birth was registered in St Olave Bermondsey during 1909. According to her baptism record and the 1939 Register she was born on 4 July 1909. She was baptised on 15 August 1909 in the Parish of St. Crispins, Bermondsey, Southwark. At the time of the baptism the family were living at 2 Layard Road, Bermondsey S.E. Her father Thomas was a Clerk. The ceremony was performed by Charles H Bellott.

During 1931 Charles James and Florence Beatrice appeared on the Electoral Roll at 15 Sy Mary Place, Rotherhithe, Southwark, Bermondsey.

On 29 September 1939 Charles J a Pile Driver Labourer Heavy Worker and Florence B Unpaid Domestic Duties were living at 105 Adams Gardens Estate, Bermondsey, Southwark, Bermondsey, London, England. Living with them were 4 children. (RG101/0047B/006/16 Letter Code: ACOG)

Charles James died on 23 December 1973 in Bermondsey, London.

Florence Beatrice died on 27 November 1991 in Guys Hospital, Southwark, London. She was buried in 5 December 1991 in Southwark.

Florence Beatrice WOOD and Charles James HARPER had at least seven children.