Charles Cooper Newman

Charles Cooper Newman was the oldest of the thirteen children of Alfred Newman and his wife Harriet Cooper of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Charles Cooper Newman at his mother's funeral, September 1925. Photo: Carol Trigg
Above: Charles Cooper Newman at his mother's funeral, September 1925. Photo: Carol Trigg.

Charles married Florence Emma Chapman of Clenchwarton, Norfolk, in 1897, and they soon began a family.

Charles was working as a Railway Porter for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) by 1901, progressing to a Railway Shunter by 1911. Railway employment records show that Charles began working for the company in December 1899. During his career, the family moved around - something that's evident by the birthplaces if their eventual 10 children - which include Kings Lynn in Norfolk, Spalding in Lincolnshire, and Doncaster in Yorkshire.

Charles and Florence seem to have settled in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire by 1939, where Charles is noted as a Station Foreman, and the family are living at River Lane, right near to the railway interchange.

Charles pre-deceased Florence in the summer of 1950. Florence died about 3 years later.

Life Events


  • 16th January 1878 at Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 17th February 1878 at St. Mary's Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Florence Emma Chapman (1877-1953) on 18th May 1900, in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Charles Henry Alfred Newman (1899-1972) married Eva E Hill (19??-?)
  • Edith May Newman (1901-?) married Thomas J L Bailey (1904-?)
  • Cyril Cooper Newman (1907-1986) married Eva Nellie Pickering (1906-1987)
  • Alfred Frederick Newman (1908-1977) married Linda Doris Johnson (1906-1985)
  • Florence M Newman (1911-?)
  • Walter J Newman (1912-?)
  • Albert E Newman (1915-?)
  • Violet M Newman (1918-?)
  • Emily M Newman (1920-?) married Unknown Bailey (19??-?)
  • Jessie I Newman (1921-?)

Census and Residence

  • 1881: 3yr, Church Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1891: 13yrs, Bull Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1901: 23yrs, 24 Elsworth Street, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.
  • 1911: 33yrs, River Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1939: 61yrs, 139 Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1891: Errand Boy
  • 1901: Railway Porter for London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster
  • 1911: Railway Shunter for London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Peterborough
  • 1939: Station Foreman for London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Peterborough


  • 3rd July 1950 at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Location not known.

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