Ernest John Dewey
1878-1920

Ernest John Dewey was fourth of the eight children of George William Dewey and his wife Annie (née Curtis) of Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.

Ernest worked as a labourer, and eventually his work took him up to Sheffied, South Yorkshire, by 1899 where he met and married his wife Beatrice, and they settled down to raise a family of five children.

By 1911, Ernest was being employed as a Crucible Cast in the steel industry, but sadly it was his work that would bring his life to an abrupt end.

When he was 42 years old, whilst working at the John Brown Steel Works, Ernest was involved in a 'freak accident'. An 8 tonne piece of metal slipped from its chains and fell down on to his legs - crushing them. Despite surviving the journey to the Sheffield hospital, he died soon afterwards.

His widow Beatrice, was left with their five children - the oldest 18, the youngest just 4 years old.


Further Details

Born:
1878 at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.

Baptism:
21st July 1878 at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married:

Children

Census

Employment

Died:
May 1920, Sheffield Hosptial, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Aged 42 years.

Buried:
Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.