George Frederick Underwood was always known as ‘Fred’ within the family and he was born in Derby, England, on 21 April 1910 (1939 Register says 25 Aprit 1910!). His parents were Percival Harry Underwood born at Nottingham in 1883, and Lavinia Minnie Underwood (nee Hart) born at Derby in 1877, who married at Derby in 1904.
His paternal grand-parents were Octavious Underwood born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, in 1857 and Agnes Underwood (nee Meakin) born at Chellaston, Derbyshire in 1855, who married in 1895. His maternal grand-parents were George Meakin born at Chellaston, Derbyshire, in 1828, and Hannah Meakin (nee Bates) born about 1827.
George Frederick Underwood married Mary E Higton at Belper, Derbyshire in 1932 and they had four children, Cynthia Underwood born in Belper in 1933, Richard F Underwood (presumably Richard Frederick Underwood) born in Belper in 1937, David M Underwood born in Bakewell in 1943, and John Henry Underwood born in 1955.
He is listed in the UK Census of 1911 as less than a year old, and his death was registered in Derby in 1986.
Birth of George Frederick Underwood (known as Fred)
UK Birth index 1910 – April to June
Derby, vol 7b, page 664, line 180.
Underwood George Frederick.
UK Census Record for George Frederick Underwood:
1911 Census, Derby, Derbyshire.
Percival Underwood, Head, male, 28, born Nottingham
Lavinia Underwood, Wife, female, 32, born Derby
George Underwood, son, male, 0, born Derby
Marriage of George Frederick Underwood
UK Marriage Index 1932 – Jan to March
Belper Vol 7b, page 1355
Underwood George F
Higton Mary E
1939 UK Register
George F Underwood, born 25 April 2010, Married, … ? Cable painter
Mary E Underwood, born 05 Feb 1914, Married, Unpaid Domestic Duties.
Death of George Frederick Underwood:
UK Death index 1986 – Oct-Dec 1986
Derby, vol 6, page 584 – birth date 21 April 1910.
Underwood George Frederick