Mary Stringer

Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Stringer was born in 1862, in Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Stringer, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Brooke, was 31. She married Joseph Craven Kirk on 17 June 1884, in Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Craven Kirk
Mary Stringer
Marriage: 17 June 1884
Ada Kirk
William Stringer Kirk
Annie Kirk

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Craven Kirk



17 June 1884
Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom


    Ada Kirk


    William Stringer Kirk


    Annie Kirk


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Brooke




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 5

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Age 22

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 39

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from an agent derivative of Middle English streng ‘string’. In Yorkshire, where it is still particularly common, Redmonds argues that the surname may have been connected with iron working, a stringer having operated some form of specialist hearth.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Stringer in household of John Roodhouse, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Stringer in household of John Roodhouse, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Stringer in entry for William S Kirk and Ethel B A Mills, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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