Edna Annie Osborne

30 March 1913–5 July 1985 (Age 72)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edna Annie

Edna Annie Osborne was born on 30 March 1913, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Alpheous William Osborne and Lilian Adshead. She married Hedley Fletcher on 25 October 1934, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 5 July 1985, in Sale, Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Hedley Fletcher
Edna Annie Osborne
Marriage: 25 October 1934
Ian Hedley Fletcher

Spouse and Children

25 October 1934
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Alpheous William Osborne


    Lilian Adshead





    Alphaeus W Osborne


    Thomas Edward Osborne


World Events (8)


Age 1

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 1

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 26

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Ásbjorn, composed of the elements ás ‘god’ + björn ‘bear’. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late Old English form Ōsbern, and was later reinforced by Norman Osbern. The surname Osborne has also been widely established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Story Highlight

Easy Edna!

My nanna Fletcher was a STAR!!!!! She loved and cared for my grandad without question or thought for herself. She knew tragedy quite early in her marriage, with the loss of her third child (Ian) a few …

Sources (1)

  • Edna Fletcher in household of Hedley Fletcher, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

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