Jeremiah Jackson: A Dyer Doomed to Death

Jeremiah Jackson was born in the second quarter of 1885 to Elizabeth (maiden name Broadhead), aged 36, and Thomas Hulme Jackson, aged 35, in Robertown. He was baptised shortly after birth on 21 Jun 1885 in Liversedge.

The couple married in the second quarter of 1875 and by 1891, the family resided in 3 rooms, on Lumb Lane in Robertown. Thomas worked as a mechanic and the couple had 2 sons (including Jeremiah) and one daugther living with them.

The Family moved to Barlborough in Derbyshire by 1901. Thomas worked as an engine wright at a colliery with his newly wedded son Daniel. Jeremiah lived with the family still but with no occupation.

Jeremiah and his family returned home to Liversedge before his marriage on 29 May 1909. He was wedded to the 23-year-old Harriet Lee at the Westgate Congregational Church in Heckmondwike. He resided on Lumb Lane and worked as a dyer’s labourer. Jeremiah and Harriet moved into Heckmondwike after marriage and Jeremiah took up work at Hunsworth Mills.

Wednesday 16 Mar 1910 would start as any other typical, boring day. Jeremiah arrived at work and began to mind a padding machine in the dyehouse. A crimp appeared in one of the pieces and when he tried to fix it he fell forwards. The rapid-moving piece dragged him into some hot liquor where he met his untimely, tragic end.

He was quite small and this caused him to be more prone to overbalance which made this tragic accident more likely.

He was buried at Liversedge Cemetery on 19 Mar 1910. His parents would follow him in the next decades.

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6 responses to “Jeremiah Jackson: A Dyer Doomed to Death”

  1. Wow George this is very informative indeed 👏. I look forward to more
    Thanks Sally

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  2. Very interesting keep them coming George

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  3. Fantastic George, look forward to more. Thank you Tina

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  4. Thank you I’m very interested in social history. Please send more

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  5. Great piece of local history, thank you for sharing your research.

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    Fantastic read keep going..


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