Everett Cooper and Catherine Tatlock

St Peters, Birstall, Yorkshire


Everett Cooper was born in December 1823 in Birstall, Yorkshire.

He was baptised on Christmas Day 1823 at the parish church in Birstall.

In many areas it was tradition for the church to offer baptisms for free on Christmas Day.


Everett was the son of Joseph Cooper (1788-1874) and Mary Oxley (1799-1841). Joseph was a green grocer and fruit dealer in Birstall. Everett was one of five children born to the couple.

fruit dealer

By 1841 father Joseph was described as a widowed fruiterer in the census in the village of Great Bolton.

15 year old Everett and his siblings would have helped their father in his trade, perhaps delivering or helping to sell the fruit and other goods.

Everett’s mother Mary had passed away the month before aged only 39. His father remarried later the same year in August 1841 to Elizabeth Taylor.

On 17 August 1845 Everett married Catherine “Kitty” Tatlock at Bolton-Le-Moors parish church. Everett described himself as a green grocer, the son of Joseph Cooper, greengrocer.

St Marys Prescot


Catherine was the daughter of John Tatlock (1795-1843), a pot dealer in 1845 and Mary Hurst (1795-1876).

She was born in 1825 and baptised in Prescot, Lancashire on 31 July 1825. Her father John gave his occupation as a collier of Prescot at her baptism.


Everett and Catherine had seven children all born in Bolton and baptised at Bolton Le Moors parish church –

1846 Mary Ann  d 1919 Eston married William Skelton
1847 John
1849 Mary d 1922 Bolton, married John Schofield
1852 Ann d 1853 Bolton
1855 Ellen d 1929 Bolton
1858 Joseph
1859 Betsy d 1929 Bolton

By 1851 Everett was living in Old Hall Street in Bolton, next door to his parents Joseph

hay dealer

and Elizabeth. Both families were fruit dealers.

10 years later in 1861 Everett was still living in Old Hall Street, but had diversified and was now a hay and straw dealer, with wife Catherine and son John aged 14, a scholar.

Everett died at home in Old Hall Street, Bolton on 2 February 1866 aged only 42 years. hew as buried at the Tonge Cemetery in Bolton on 6 February 1866.

His wife Catherine went on to live for another 24 years, dying at the age of 65 years in Bolton. She was buried in the Tonge Cemetery in Bolton on 8 November 1890.

Tonge Cemetery, Bolton, Lancashire