Frank Aldous was born at 7 Plymouth Avenue, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, on 1st February 1891. Frank was Alice Ann and Fred’s fourth child and their second son.
Frank was fun-loving. Frank started working for Fred Aldous Ltd. in 1906 when he was fifteen. He served in World War I.
In 1913, when he was about twenty-one, Frank wrote a postcard addressed to his brother:
Mr Fred Aldous
c/o Mrs Thomas
Rec d telegram
alright. The chap was
delivering it as we got
in the gate coming home
9.35. Had a pretty rough
Glad to hear you’re all
safe and sound. Dad was
playing Hamlet over Ramsay’s
acct What oh. All statements
are entered in. Love to all Frank
When he was thirty-two, Frank married Doris Moorhouse on 16th January 1924 at Union Chapel, Chorlton.
Doris was the daughter of George Edward Moorhouse, who was a travelling milliner, and Mary Crawshaw, who was a dressmaker. Doris had two younger brothers, Norman and Reginal. Her father was in the Army during the First World War. Her parents were married for twenty years before George died in 1920, when Doris was eighteen.
The 1911 census for the Moorhouse household lists George Edward Moorhouse (age 35), Mary Moorhouse (age 35), Doris Piercy Moorhouse (age 8), and her brother George Norman Moorhouse (age 4). Her parents were both born in Bradford, Yorkshire, and had been married for ten years. Their children were both born in Manchester. They lived at 15 Ruskin Avenue, Whitworth Park which had six rooms including the kitchen. They had two male boarders living with them: William Robert Evans (age 26) and Frederick Sanders (age 25). Doris' father is listed as a buyer of dress goods.
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b. 1 February 1892
d. 31 December 1927
Sherwood Dean Row, Wimslow
Doris Piercy Moorhouse
b. 23 September 1902
d. 14 May 1995
16 January 1924
Union Chapel, Chorlton
On 3rd September 1925, Frank and Doris had identical twin boys, Peter and Geoffrey.
Frank became sick and died at age 36, on 31st December 1927 in Sherwood Dean Row, Winslow. His sons were only two years old. Doris and Frank had been married for nearly three years.
Doris died on 14th May 1995 at The Limes Nursing Home in Didsbury, Manchester.
Peter died on 10 August 2015. A service of thanksgiving for his life was held at The Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick on 4th September.
Geoffrey died on 8 September 2017.