Frank Hough

Frank Hough was born on 27th February 1890 at Sutton near Frodsham.  He was the son of Arthur Hough (born Sutton) and his wife Elizabeth (nee Roberts) who was born at Conway, Wales.  The father was an agricultural labourer.

In 1891 the family were living at Frodsham Bridge.  They lived with Arthur’s widowed mother, Sarah Hough and his brother Abraham.  Frank was Arthur and Elizabeth’s only child at the time.

Ten years later the family had grown by three more children: Beatrice (9), Florence (6) and Arthur (5). The father was now working as a stationary engine driver.  All the children had been born at Sutton Weaver.  They all survived to adulthood.

The Census of 1911 showed the family still living at Frodsham Bridge.  All the four children were living at home.  Frank was employed as a butcher and the father and son (both Arthur) were working as labourers. 

It is not known when Frank enlisted for service in the Great War, but he did join the Royal Naval Reserve and was given the service number Z/4983 and the rank of Able Seaman.  He was on HMS Excellent, which was a shore training establishment at Whale Island near Portsmouth.  

Frank’s mother died in 1926.

On 26th April 1937, Frank married Katherine Owen at Frodsham Parish Church.  At that time he was living at Frodsham Bridge and she lived in School Lane in Frodsham.  Frank was employed as a butcher and they were both 47 years old at the time of their marriage.  

Frank’s father died in 1937.

The 1939 Register showed the couple living on School Lane at the home of Robert Cotgreave, a widowed butcher with a daughter named Jean.  

Frank Hough died on 11th March 1964 at Crossley Hospital in Manley, near Frodsham.  His home was 2, School Lane in Frodsham.  He was 74 years of age.  Katherine (Catherine) Hough died in the Vale Royal district in 1985 at the age of 97 years.