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Linda Turner (Webb, Butler), daughter of William Turner and Shirley Cooper, was born on 14 May 1949 in Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, England and was christened in 1949 in St Joseph’s RC Church, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.

Noted events in her life were:

• Place of birth was Highfield Maternity Hospital, Liscard, Cheshire.
‘Highfield House’ was first built about 1850 by Thomas Peers, a Cotton Broker, as a private residence. It was eventually purchased by the Corporation in 1919 from the Reece family whose house it had finally become and in order to cater for new arrivals in the town ‘Highfield’ was converted into Wallasey’s first Maternity Hospital and opened in 1921.

Linda married Norman Thomas Webb on 9 Sep 1967 in St Saviour’s RC Church, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England.
Norman was born on 25 Nov 1944 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, was christened in 1944 in Our Lady’s RC Church, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, he died on 12 Jun 2001 in Kissimmee, Florida, USA at age 56, and was buried on 15 Jun 2001 in Rosehill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Pamela Anne Webb was born on 15 Feb 1971 in Clatterbridge Hospital, Bebington, Cheshire, England and was christened in 1972 in St Saviour’s RC Church, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England.

         ii.  Steven James Webb was born on 3 Aug 1977 in the Countess Of Chester Hospital, Cheshire, England and was christened on 15 Nov 1987 in the Little Sutton Methodist Church, Cheshire, England.

Linda next married Stephen Lynn Butler, son of Robert Theodore Butler and Dorothy Moss, on 20 Feb 2002 in Kissimmee, Florida, USA. Stephen was born on 17 Jul 1950 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA.

  Linda’s Parents  

William Turner, son of George Bates Turner and Florence Elizabeth Bailey, was born on 13 Aug 1918 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, he died in Apr 1997 in Neston, Wirral, Cheshire at age 78, and was cremated at Landican Crematorium, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Order Delivery Boy, 1932, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. William’s father got him this job with the Co-operative Society to ensure he did not pursue his desire to work as a car mechanic a job which held “No Future” for a young man.

• Military Service: 1939, England. William’s 2 years “National Service” coincided with the start of WWII and lasted 7 years.
His 21st Birthday present was 2 Crowns and the advise “While you have these in your pocket you will never be broke”, he came close but never had to cash-in either of his crowns. After completing his basic training at Arrowe Park he was sent to Scotland to train as a Gunner and the operation of a new technology – Radar Tracking. After spending a lot of time on board a troop ship moored in the River Mersey he finally reached his destination camp in the Middle East. Even though he “Never fired a shot in anger” he received 4 medals the African Star, the 39-45 Star (senior) the service and war medals. He had a “brush with death” after contracting malaria an illness which stopped his body from being able to sweat, fortunately ice was available and his temperature was brought down by laying him in an ice bath. He was demobbed with 105 days leave on 21 May 1946 and was registered with the Z reserves.

• Occupation: Grocery Store Assistant, 1946, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. After his military service he returned to the Co-op as an assistant and trainee butcher. This is where he met his future wife who worked as a Cashier.

• Occupation: U.K.A.E.A, 21 May 1951, Capenhurst, Wirral, Cheshire, England. William started working for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority as a Chargehand, progressing to Shift Forman until his retirement in July 1979 after completing 28 years of service.

William married Shirley Cooper daughter of John Cooper and Amy Morton, she was born on 7 Jun 1924 in Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire, England, on 16 Oct 1946 at Our Lady and St Joseph’s RC Church, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. She died in Apr 1957 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England at age 32, and was buried in May 1957 in Frankby Cemetary, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Noted events in her life were:

• Military Service: 1942 age 17 she was possibly in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in England during WWII as an Operations Room Plotter.

• Occupation: After her military service she was employed as a Cashier, at the Co-op, in Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Where she met her future husband who worked in the butcher’s department.

Children from this marriage were:

         i.  Linda Turner (born on 14 May 1949 in Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, England)

         ii.  Raymond Turner was born on 5 Jan 1954 in Poulton, Wallasey, Cheshire, England and was christened in 1954 in St Joseph’s RC Church, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.

William next married Eileen Ault (Nee Dryden) on 22 Jul 1962 in the Registry Office, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
Eileen was born on 1 Apr 1919 in Cheshire, England and died in Mar 1993 in Cheshire, England at age 73.

  Linda’s Grandparents

George Bates Turner was born on 24 Sep 1891 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, was christened on 21 Oct 1891 in St. Luke’s, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, he died on 27 Nov 1967 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England at age 76, and was buried in Nov 1967 in Frankby Cemetary, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Ship’s Steward, Stoker, 1913, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Pre 1913 George worked as a Steward on a ship sailing between Liverpool and South America after an argument with the Mate he was left in Rio de Janeiro to find another ship home. An illness delayed his departure as a Stoker on a ship headed for Liverpool. On his return he worked on a Tramp Steamer sailing around the coast of Britain, much to the dismay of his fiance who refused to marry him until he “Got a safer job”.

• Occupation: Railway Worker, 1913-1956, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. George found a “Safer job” at Liverpool’s Central Railway Station later transferring to Exchange Station as a Shunter for L.M.S. An accident trapped him between some carriages and the platform after his recovery he chose to be a Station Porter rather than a Ticket Collector he continued in this position until his retirement in 1956. At the outbreak of WWI being a railway worker was considered to be “A position important to the safety of the Country” therefore, his application to volunteer for active service was rejected.

George married Florence Elizabeth Bailey on 14 Jan 1914 in St. Nathaniel’s, Windsor, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Florence was born on 11 Nov 1886 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England, died on 8 Mar 1965 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England at age 78, and was buried in 1965 in Frankby Cemetary, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: in 1915 she was employed in the service of the Lloyd Family, in West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire, England, Mr Lloyd was a dentist.
One of her duties was to help look after their son Selwyn who was born in Liverpool 28 July 1904. He became a Conservative Member of the British Parliment in 1951.

• Illness: Breast Cancer, Abt 1956, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Florence was definitely “A Fighter” her Breast Cancer was diagnosed abt 1956, she had a partial mastectomy and underwent radiation treatment. She tripped on a raised paving stone while out shopping, the fall resulted in a broken jaw and re-activated her cancer. She died on 8 Mar 1965 and was buried

• Illness: Breast Cancer, Abt 1956, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Florence was definitely “A Fighter” her Breast Cancer was diagnosed abt 1956, she had a partial mastectomy and underwent radiation treatment. She tripped on a raised paving stone while out shopping, the fall resulted in a broken jaw and re-activated her cancer. She died on 8 Mar 1965 and was buried in Frankby Cemetary, Wirral, Cheshire, England

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Florence Sarah Turner was born on 2 Jan 1915 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and died in Aug 1988 in Derbyshire, England at age 73.

         ii.  Lily Maud Turner was born on 27 Aug 1916 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, died on 7 Jul 2006 in Capenhurst, Wirral, Cheshire, England at age 89, and was buried on 13 Jul 2006 in Frankby Cemetary, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

       iii.  William Turner (born on 13 Aug 1918 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England – died in Apr 1997 in Neston, Wirral, Cheshire)

         iv.  Emily Kathleen Turner was born on 18 Aug 1920 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, died in Nov 1991 in Clatterbridge, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, England at age 71, and was buried in Nov 1991 in Landican Crematorium, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

          v.  Mary Elizabeth Turner was born on 16 Oct 1923 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England, died in 1934 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England at age 11, from diphtheria and was buried in Rake Lane Cemetery, Cheshire, England.

John Cooper was born on 5 Aug 1894 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England and died in Jun 1974 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England at age 79.
John married Amy Morton in 1920 at St Joseph’s RC Church, Seacombe, Cheshire, England. Amy was born on 26 Jan 1902 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England and died in Feb 1975 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England at age 73.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Corporation Bus Driver, 1946, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.

• Occupation: Coal Merchant, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  John William Cooper was born on 13 Oct 1920 in Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire, England and died in 1992 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England at age 72.

       ii.  Shirley Cooper (born on 7 Jun 1924 in Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire, England – died in Apr 1957 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England)

        iii.  Donald Joseph Patrick Cooper was born on 7 Jun 1924 in Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire, England, died on 7 Dec 1999 in Tasmainia at age 75, and was buried in Tasmania, Longford Cemetery, Australia.

         iv.  Gordon Cooper was born on 2 Nov 1927 in Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire, England and died in Nov 2005 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire, England at age 78.

          v.  Dorothy Cooper was born in 1935 in Cheshire, England.