Ernest Dewey

Ernest Dewey was the second of the five children of Ernest John Dewey and his wife Beatrice Ellen Gledhall of Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.

Ernest Dewey with wife Glenfinella, and daughter Doreen. Photo: Karen Hill
Above: Ernest Dewey with wife Glenfinella, and daughter Doreen. Photo: Karen Hill.

By January 1904, Ernest's family had moved from Cambridgeshire up to Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, with Ernest being baptised in the now demolished church at Attercliffe.

When he was 16 years old, his father, who worked at the John Brown Steel Works, was involved in a 'freak accident'. An 8 tonne piece of metal fell on to his legs - crushing them. Despite surviving the journey to hospital, he died soon afterwards.

Ernest married Glenfinella Hinchliffe of Sheffield, and the couple had one child - a daughter named Doreen.

Life Events


  • 3rd January 1904 at Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


  • 20th January 1904 at Christ Church, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


  • Glenfinella Hinchliffe (1903-1990) during 1933 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


  • Doreen Dewey

Census and Residence

  • 1911: 7yrs, 23 Ardmore Street, Attercliffe, South Yorkshire, England.
  • 1939: 57 Musgrave Crescent, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


  • 23rd September 1970 at 57 Musgrave Crescent, Shirecliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


  • During September 1970 at Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.



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