|Charles John Tame
with two of his Great Grandchildren -
Robert and Rosemary
Tame in their garden at 154 Cannock Road, around 1950.
Charles John Tame was born in Abingdon, Berkshire in 1865, the eldest son of George Tame and Sarah Baldwin.
By 1881 he was aged 16, a labourer, and was living at the Vineyards, Abingdon with his parents George and Sarah and six younger brothers and sisters:
Edward (Leonard) (10)
Sarah, who would have been 14 by now was no longer here but may possibly be living at 5 Winchester Rd Oxford, living as a General Servant Nurse as one of the three servants of a Confectioner by the name of Alfred BOFFIN, his wife Lucy and their 2 children Mary and Edith.
On 17th October 1883 Charles signed a short service form to join Princess Charlotte of Wales Berkshire Regiment of the British Army. He served in the army from 1883 until 1888, visiting Egypt, Cyprus and Malta, before returning to Abingdon, Berkshire in March 1888
In December 1888 Charles married for the first time, to a girl named Sarah Shayler from Abingdon who already had a daughter Kate.
In January 1889 they had a son, Oliver, born in Abingdon.
By 1890 Charles and Sarah had moved to Wolverhampton, in South Staffordshire.
In 1891 he lived at 121 Graiseley Passage, St Pauls Parish, Wolverhampton and was a Maltster's Labourer at Wm. Butlers brewery. Also in the house were:
Sarah his wife (born in Abingdon)
Kate (age 6) (born in Abingdon, possibly before Sarah knew Charles)
Oliver (2) ditto
and George Henry Tame (2 months old.) born in Wolverhampton on 7th January 1891.
In 1901, the Census record shows the family at 174 Cannock Road, Park Village, Wolverhampton, but Kate and Oliver have left home. Oliver is living round the corner in Bridge Street with the Quinton Family.
Kate cannot be found on the 1901 census, but it appears that Kate was also known as Clara and she left Wolverhampton at some time to marry George Arthur Cordwell, (born, Wolverhampton in 1881) in Oldham, Lancashire in 1903. She gave her name as Clara Kate Shaylor at this time. I have established contact with a descendant of this line of the family.
During the next ten years they had four more children, all girls, Edith Maud, Lily, Annie and Beatrice.
In 1911 they have moved to Humber Road,
near Chapel Ash, George is still at home with Annie and
but Edith has left and is a Servant to the
Jobbins Family, Furniture Dealers in Chapel Ash,
It is rumored that Charles eventually got the
sack from the brewery for consuming excessive beer,
which he became a milkman.
His wife, Sarah, died in 1907 and is buried in an unmarked grave in Heath Town Cemetary and Charles remarried, to Annie Dawson in 1910. Annie died in 1941 and is buried in Jefcock Road Cemetery, Wolverhampton.
After the death of his second wife, Charles lived with George Henry Tame and family at 36 Kingsway Rd, Wolverhampton until his death in 1952. He is buried with his second wife in Jeffcock Road Cemetary, Wolverhampton.
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