According to the 1940 Census, this is Clifford Bates (from Rhode Island), with his wife, Natalie (from Maine), with his children: Albert and David. They live at 137 Beechwood Road.
According to the 1930 Census, this is Clifford W. Bate (yes, Bate) living in Boston with his father, Albert Ernest, and his mother, Lillian M., and his brother Ernest S., sister Doris H. Sanford, her husband, Gustav, and their child. For some reason, between 1940 and 1930, the family added an S to the end of their surname.
According to the 1920 Census, this is Clifford living with his family in Rumford, Oxford, Maine. This includes his brother Thomas and Stanley.
This is Albert Ernest Bate‘s Mason Membership card. As can be seen, he is from Lancashire, England, and is a grocer.
According to the 1911 Census of England, this is Albert Ernest, with his wife, Lillian Mabel, and his children, Thomas Sidney, Doris Mabel, and Ernest Stanley.According to the 1901 Census of England, this is Albert Ernest Bate, with his father, Thomas Bate, mother, Elizabeth, and siblings: Samuel, Betsy, Edwin, Simon, and Mary. They were living in Lowton, Lancashire.
According to this, Albert married Lillian on July 14th, 1902:
Marriage: 14 Jul 1902 St George, Wigan, Lancs.
Albert Ernest Bate – 22, Grocer, Bachelor, Ince
Lilian Mabel Proe – 22, Spinster, Scholes Bridge
Groom’s Father: Thomas Bate, Publican
Bride’s Father: Samuel Proe, (deceased), Cab Proprietor
Witness: Edward Hughes; Bessie Bate
Married by Banns by: Enoch Thomas
Register: Marriages 1901 – 1908, Page 40, Entry 79
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives
According to the 1891 Census of England, this is Albert Ernest, with his family living in Lowton, Lancashire.
This is Lillian Mabel‘s Baptismal Record, listing her parents, Samuel and Ellen Proe, living in Millgate, Rochdale, Lancashire. The Baptism taking place on September 22nd, 1879 (being born on August 26th, 1879).
According to the 1891 Census of England, this is Lillian M. Proe, with her father, Samuel Proe, his wife, Ellen, and her siblings, John and Thomas. She apparently worked as a Clerk for her father’s Coach Company. Her brother, Thomas, was also a scholar.
According to the 1881 Census of England, this is Lillian, with her father, Samuel, mother, Ellen, and brother, John. She is only 1 years old here.
According to the 1851 Census of England, this is the earliest I have found Samuel Proe, with his father, Thomas, mother, Jane, and siblings, living in Wigan, St. George, Lancashire.
According to the 1871 Census of England, this is the earliest I have found Thomas Bate, with his father, Samuel, and mother Betty, living in Lowton, Lancashire.
Finally, these are the final one 1841 Census of England, of Samuel and Betty Bate.
|5 record(s) found.|
Proe’s Court 68, Frog Lane
Searching for “Thomas Proe” (Samuel’s father) this came up:
|3 record(s) found.|
The images below are taken from the first image presented, notice the mention of both Samuel Proe and Thomas Proe being the proprietors of the coach and cab proprietor.
More mentions here of “Proe and Co., Proprietors” here.
This is additionally taken from Worrall’s Wigan and District Directory, 1881:
Proe Samuel, coach and cab proprietor (Proe & Co.), 120 Millgate Proe & Co., coach and cab proprietors, and funeral undertakers, Barrack yard, Wallgate