Everet HANSON of the Newark Fire Brigade

In the 1901 Census, Everet Hanson (aged 38) and his wife, Ann E. (aged 32), are listed as living at 13 Clinton Street, Newark.  Also living with them is their youngest son, Henry, aged 4.

Two other children – Robert and Everet jnr. – are living a few doors away with their maternal Grandparents, Henry and Sarah Dickenson, at 17 Clinton Street. 

In 1901 Henry Dickenson (aged 64) is listed as a maltster.  His wife, Sarah, is aged 63.

By the time of the 1911 Census Henry and Sarah are no longer listed at 17 Clinton, that house now having become the home of the whole Hanson family – although without baby Henry, who (records show) died in the April quarter of 1909 aged 12.  In fact the census records that Everet and Ann Hanson had had five children, 3 of whom have died.

In 1911 the four room house at 17 Clinton Street contains Everet Hanson (aged 47), his wife Ann Eliza (aged 41), and their two surviving sons, Everet jnr (aged 19), and Robert (aged 17), both Iron Turner apprentices.

In 1901 Everet snr. is listed as a General Labourer, and in 1911 as an Ironworker – this would suggest that his role in the Newark fire brigade was probably voluntary, perhaps on a similar basis to a ‘Retained Fireman’ today.

The 12 retained Newark firemen with their captain, Thomas Harrison, outside the Portland Street fire station in 1895

The 12 retained Newark firemen with their captain, Thomas Harrison, outside the Portland Street fire station in 1895