Mary Barbara “Barbara” Worsley1898

Mary Barbara “Barbara” Worsley
Given names
Mary Barbara
Birth March 2, 1898 26 22
Source: B.Cert
Citation details: Register 396/372
Also ID card issued 26/5/43 PRO Toxteth Park, 8b 145 Jun qtr 1898
Birth of a brotherEdward Worsley
January 21, 1901 (Age 2 years)
Census March 31, 1901 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Stanley Worsley
September 3, 1903 (Age 5 years)
Death of a brotherEdward Worsley
February 13, 1904 (Age 5 years)

Source: D.Cert
Citation details: 1904 mar Toxteth Park 8b/159
Thirteenth February 1904, Edward Worsley, male, 3 Years, Son of Edward Worsley a General Laborer, Capillary Bronchitis Cardiac failure certified by G.R.Mill, informat: M.E.Worsley, mother, present at death 10 Longville Street Toxteth Park,registered Fifteenth February 1904
Birth of a sisterEliza “Cissie” Worsley
August 17, 1908 (Age 10 years)
Census 1911 (Age 12 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann Walker
May 15, 1912 (Age 14 years)
Source: D.Cert
Citation details: 1912 jun qtr Toxteth Park 8b/243
Note: Reported by her daughter who was at her bedside. Sarah Laynan
Birth of a brotherWilliam Worsley
August 13, 1912 (Age 14 years)
Christening of a brotherWilliam Worsley
September 11, 1912 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherBetsy Stanley
1915 (Age 16 years)

Note: Deaths Dec 1915 Rankin Betsy 76 W. Derby 8b 394
Birth of a brotherRobert “Bob” Worsley
October 21, 1916 (Age 18 years)
Source: B.Cert
Christening of a brotherRobert “Bob” Worsley
November 5, 1916 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Worsley
February 4, 1919 (Age 20 years)
Source: Verbal, MC
Publication: Interview with Mavis Carter (Worsley)
Note: Registered in book 58 page number 409
Christening of a sisterMargaret Worsley
February 23, 1919 (Age 20 years)
Death of a fatherEdward Worsley
1926 (Age 27 years)
Cause: Silicosis
Burial of a fatherEdward Worsley
February 24, 1926 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth “Molly” Rankin
September 1954 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Dropsy
Burial of a motherMary Elizabeth “Molly” Rankin
September 11, 1954 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Stanley Worsley
February 28, 1974 (Age 75 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a brotherWilliam Worsley
March 16, 1986 (Age 88 years)
Cause: Stroke
Source: D.Cert
Death of a brotherRobert “Bob” Worsley
1986 (Age 87 years)

Death of a sisterMargaret Worsley
August 4, 1996 (Age 98 years)
Source: D.Cert
Citation details: 69
Date of entry in original source: August 8, 1996
Held at Mavis Worsley
Death of a sisterEliza “Cissie” Worsley
November 10, 1996 (Age 98 years)
Cause: Stroke
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Marriage: September 9, 1895Lancs Walton on the Hill St Marys Kirkdale
16 months
elder sister
2 years
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Margaret as childMargaret Worsley
Birth: February 4, 1919 47 43Lancs LiverpoolWest Derby (Eastern)
Death: August 4, 1996Lancs Liverpool

Citation details: Register 396/372
Also ID card issued 26/5/43 PRO Toxteth Park, 8b 145 Jun qtr 1898
CensusCensus 1911 (3rd April) 46 GRAMPIAN ROAD FAIRFIELD LIVERPOOL
Also ID card issued 26/5/43 PRO Toxteth Park, 8b 145 Jun qtr 1898
Barbara was an intelligent woman who sufferred a most terrible accident when in her teens. She was working (possibly) at the Meccano, Liverpool. At the end of a particularly hot and sunny day the event occurred. A youth (unknown) was horsing around with a bicycle pump, dipping it into a bucket of water and spraying his fellow workers. Unfortunatley, he drew liquid from a vat and sprayed this directly into Barbara's face. It was not water, but bleach. She did not suffer facial scars, retaining her good looks. But the retinas of both eyes were severly damaged, and she remained almost permanently blind. Later, she had a fall and a retina became detached. This was sewn back. Her sight returned, but she told of being able to see the stitches - regular black spots. Later still, she contracted glaucoma, and her eye was removed. She lived at home, providing a stable base for her aging mother, and for her two younger siblings Margaret and Bob, neither of whom married. She was an excellent swimmer. She knitted gollywogs for all the families children, using bright colours. She used to ask Mavis to examine her work for dropped stitches etc. Her sister Margaret sewed them up. Each gollywog would have a red waistcoat, black trousers, white shirt, and hands and shoes and socks. She learnt to read braille, and had books delivered once every two weeks or so. However, Barbara did all the cooking, with special braille dials on the cooker. She did all the heavy house work, but without modern aids, her hands become rough - with her fingers becoming too rough for her to be able to read the spots of the braille books. She learnt how to read Moon, where the symbols are bigger. A lovely gentle woman with a generous personality, I think of her life as a sad tragic waste.
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