George Edwin Dyke and Rosa Dale

When George Edwin Dyke was born on March 5, 1871, in Crewe, Cheshire, England, his father, Edwin Henry Dyke (1845-1923), was 26 and his mother, Selina Charlotte (nee Webb) (1848-1937), was 23. He had five brothers and four sisters.

He married Rosa Dale in April 1896 in Congleton, Cheshire, England.

When Rosa Dale was born in1874 in Congleton, Cheshire, England, her father, Joseph Dale, was 22, and her mother, Mary Ann (nee Mayer), was 21.

They had five children in fourteen years.

  • Joseph Edwin Dyke (1896-1976) married Ada Harris (1898-1932) and Mary E. Fountain (1901-?)
  • George Dyke (1898-1903)
  • Mary Dyke (1901-?)
  • Rosa Dyke (twin) (1911-1999) married Victor Webster (1911-1992)
  • William Dyke (twin) (1911-1975) married Alice Ravenhall (1909-?)
72 Ludford Street, Crewe (image via GoogleMaps)

Son Joseph Edwin was born on October 17, 1896, and baptized on November 11th at Christ Church in Crewe. The family is living at 72 Ludford Street in Crewe. George’s occupation is characterized as a “fitter.”

Baptismal Record, Christ Church, Crew, Cheshire (image via

Next, another son, George is born on January 3, 1898 baptized on January 19th.

Baptismal Record, Christ Church, Crew, Cheshire (image via

Daughter Mary is born on October 3, 1900, and baptized on October 24th. The record suggests that the family is now living at 98 Richmond Road in Crewe.

98 Richmond Road, Crewe, Cheshire (image via GoogleMaps)
Baptismal Record, Christ Church, Crew, Cheshire (image via

In 1901, the family has moved again – to 27 Lewis Street, Crewe, Cheshire, England with sons Joseph and George and daughter Mary. George’s occupation is listed as an Engine Fitter.

1901 England Census (image via
27 Lewis Street, Crew (image via Google Maps)

By the time son George died at the age of four in 1903, the family had moved to Warwickshire, England. In 1911, the family is living at 80 Rupert Street in Aston, Warwickshire. George Sr. is a Hydraulic Engineer and Joseph is an Electric Engineer. Mary is in school and Rosa and William are only one month old (baptismal records have not been located in Warwickshire). The house appears to have been replaced by an apartment building at present.

1911 England Census (image via

Rosa (Dale) Dyke died in December 1929 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England at the age of 55.In 1939, George is living with son William and daughter-in-law Alice Ravenhall, and (presumably) their three children (the record is still closed). They’re still at 80 Rupert Street. George is a retired Hydrant’s Fitter and William is a Capstan Hand (someone who tended a Capstan Lathe).

1939 Register (image via

George Edwin died on March 25, 1952, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, at the age of 81.

Probate Record (image via

Main Image: Eastgate Street in Chester via Wikimedia Commons

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