Letter from Rainhill Hospital

Robert “Bob” WorsleyAge: 69 years19161986

Robert “Bob” Worsley
Given names
Birth October 21, 1916 44 40
Source: B.Cert
Christening November 5, 1916 (Age 15 days)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Worsley
February 4, 1919 (Age 2 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 2 years)
Death of a fatherEdward Worsley
1926 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Silicosis
Burial of a fatherEdward Worsley
February 24, 1926 (Age 9 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth “Molly” Rankin
September 1954 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Dropsy
Burial of a motherMary Elizabeth “Molly” Rankin
September 11, 1954 (Age 37 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Stanley Worsley
February 28, 1974 (Age 57 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a brotherWilliam Worsley
March 16, 1986 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Stroke
Source: D.Cert
Death 1986 (Age 69 years)

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Marriage: September 9, 1895Lancs Walton on the Hill St Marys Kirkdale
16 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
4 years
2 years
younger sister
Margaret as childMargaret Worsley
Birth: February 4, 1919 47 43Lancs LiverpoolWest Derby (Eastern)
Death: August 4, 1996Lancs Liverpool

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Bob never married, although he had a girl friend for many years. The family favoured this match, but Bob's inclination may have lain in a different direction. He served in the army, and his pay book still exists. He was very short sighted, and this book contains details of his eye prescription. The exact chronolgy of his work history is not known for certain, and accounts of it have minor discrepencies. However: he had a career in nursing, where he worked at Rainhill Hospital (for mental patients), teaching handicrafts to the patients among his other duties; he worked for the Parks and Gardens Dept, becoming very knowledgable about plants (he had a fine garden and often gave advice to other members of the family); he rose to be the Head Green Keeper for Norris Green/West Derby. He could play the concertina and piano. He taught himself to use the typewriter. He had a knack for languages, learning Spanish and Esperanto. He lived with his mother at 118 Utting Avenue and remained there after her death.
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