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Walter BALFOUR[1]

Male 1883 - 1931  (47 years)


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  • Name Walter BALFOUR 
    Born 20 Jun 1883  1 Pekin Street, Poplar, (London), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 Fact 1  [1
    • Outfitter/Labourer
    Reference Number 21642 
    _UID 53097BBAEFF04036915F6FAE67C44D0F7A7F 
    Died 17 Jan 1931  42 Austin Way, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I21642  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Captain James William BALFOUR,   b. 1 Mar 1840, Blackpool, Layton, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1912, Monks Risborough, Wycombe, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Betsy LOWE,   b. 23 May 1847, Stepney, (London), Mile End Old Town, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1925, 17 Holly Road, North Leyton, West Ham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1867  Parish Church, Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Reference Number:200569
    Family ID F5788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jesse Rose BLACKWELL,   b. 23 Jan 1893, Catsdean, Monks Risborough, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1974, 29 Angel Lane, Hayes, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1913  Parish Church, Monks Risborough, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Reference Number:200516
    Children 
     1. Olive Faith BALFOUR
     2. Cyril BALFOUR
     3. Marjorie Hope BALFOUR
     4. Jean Charity BALFOUR
     5. Robert Spenser BALFOUR
     6. David BALFOUR
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1883 - 1 Pekin Street, Poplar, (London), Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1913 - Parish Church, Monks Risborough, Buckingham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1931 - 42 Austin Way, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [Br?derbund WFT Vol. 26, Ed. 1, Tree #0104, Date of Import: Dec 19, 2002]

      Walter as a young man ran away to sea at age 14 and became a cabin bo y. He went to South Africa (Johannesburg) . He eventually opened up a hard ware store "The Wooburn Moor Supply Stores" in Africa with a partner Sam S penser. The store sold : Provisions,Tobacco,Sweets,Haberdashery,Hardware,C hina,Crockery,etc.
      Walter's son Robert's middle name came from Spenser the friend. Walter cau ght Malaria and had to return to England. As he was making the funeral arr angements for his father James's passing, he saw a young girl swingi ng on a gate in Monks Risborough . He married this young Jessie Blackwel l. They lived in Putney, then came WW I and Walter joined the King's Roy al Rifles. After the war his malaria caused him to lose many jobs. At o ne point he tried to immigrate to Canada but the Malaria flared up aga in as the ship entered Halifax and he ironically (as his daughter Olive se ttled in Canada years later) was sent back to England. He kept moving arou nd , losing jobs and eventually lived at 42 Austin Waye, Uxbridge. He di ed in Hillingdon Hospital.

      Walter was a kind but strong man. He was very proud and had a very "Victor ian" ethic; girls home early, good education, no-one speaks till spoken t o, boys called him "Sir", strong religious upbringing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] World Family Tree Vol. 26, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., (Release date: August 12, 1998), Tree #0104 (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Dec 19, 2002