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WATERFALL William Duncan

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  • Name WATERFALL William Duncan 
    Born 28 Dec 1889  Lewes, East Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Education Between 1900 and 1907  Manchester, Greater Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Between 1907 and 1913  Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 24 Feb 1907  St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  27 Warren Road, Chingford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1911 
    • William is a student. He is in the household of his uncle Charles Pratt Santler and family.
    Occupation Between 1913 and 1936 
    Civil Servant in the Secretary's office of the Post Office. 
    Occupation Between 1944 and 1951 
    Director of Savings at the General Post Office. 
    Died 23 Dec 1970  Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Aged 80 years.
    Obituary 24 Dec 1970  [6
    The Times 
    • Mr William Duncan Waterfall, C.B.E, who was the Director of Savings at the General Post Office from 1944 to 1951, died yesterday at the age of 80.

      Waterfall succeeded Sir Leon Simon in 1944 at a time when there was a great increase in savings. High war-time earnings, the national savings campaign, a restrictions on spending persuaded people to save their surplus small change. At the peak in 1946, Waterfall and his department were responsible for 1.982 million of deposits and interest.

      Waterfall was educated at Manchester Grammer School and Oxford. He entered the civil service through the higher division examination in 1913, and joined what was then the secretary's office of thePost Office, where he served until 1936. After working on the schemes for introducing regionalization, he became deputy regional director of London telecommunications region, and in 1939 went to Manchester to be first deputy director and then directr of the north-west region.
    Probate 4 May 1971  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • WATERFALL William Duncan of 8 (formerly 28) Sauncey Av Harpendon Herts died 23 December 1970 Probate London 4 May [1971] Effects: 15783
    Person ID I1058  Derbyshire Waterfalls
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2017 

    Father WATERFALL Charles,   b. 29 Nov 1844, Shepherd's Row, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1927, St Marychurch, Torquay, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother SANTLER Louisa Maria,   b. 1857, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1910, Heaton Morris, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 24 Dec 1885  St James Road, Forest Gate, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Charles gives his occupation as an Inland Revenue Officer.
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CORNISH Gertrude Gladys,   b. 3 Jan 1892,   d. 14 Sep 1968, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1917  Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. WATERFALL Muriel Cornish,   b. 23 Dec 1920, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1990, Merton, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
    +2. WATERFALL Joan Margaret,   b. 13 Jul 1923, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 2008, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. WATERFALL Selby Duncan,   b. 31 Oct 1924, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 2008  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Living
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] GRO Birth Indexes, General Register Office, ((www.freebmd.org.uk)), (www.freebmd.org.uk : accessed 16 Mar 2017), entry for William Duncan Waterfall, volume 2b, page 188, March quarter 1890, Lewes district; citing the General Register Office's England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S293] 1939 Regisher Cheshire, England. Cheshire., Piece 4016I, image 002, line 38, Dunhild, Leicester Road, Hale, William D Waterfall. (Reliability: 3).
      The 1939 Register gives William's date of birth as 28 December 1889

    3. [S290] St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor, Baptisms, St Paul's Church (Heaton Moor, Lancashire, England), (\i Ancestry\i0 . www.ancestry.co.uk.), "Baptisms 1876 - 1915," William Duncan Waterfall Baptism 24 February 1907, page 77, entry 616; accessed 16 Mar 2017 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S291] 1911 Census Essex, England. Essex., (DC Thompson Family History. \i Find My Past\i0 . www.findmypast.co.uk : n.d.), 27 Warren Road, Chingford, William Duncan Waterfall; (www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 16 Mar 2017); citing RG 78 PN 515, RG 14 PN 9773, registration district (RD) 189, sub district (SD) 1, enumeration district (ED) 10, schedule number (SN) 243 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S15] GRO Death Indexes, General Register Office, ((www.freebmd.org.uk)), (www.freebmd.org.uk : accessed 16 Mar 2017), entry for William Duncan Waterfall, volume 5e, page 2084, December quarter 1970, Westminster district; citing the General Register Office's England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S286] The Times Digital Archive 1785-2011, London., (https://goo.gl/yqvzE1:), "Obituary Mr W.D. Waterfall," 24 December 1970, online archives (https://goo.gl/5NARw0 : accessed 16 Mar 2017), p. 10, col. G. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S18] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, England & Wales., (GOV.UK. \i Find a Will\i0 . https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk.), William Duncan Waterfall, year 1971, page 116; (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk : accessed 16 Mar 2017) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S275] GRO Marriage Index, General Register Office, ((www.freebmd.org.uk)), (www.freebmd.org.uk : accessed 15 Mar 2017), entry for Charles Waterfall, volume 4a, page 29, December quarter 1885, West Ham district; citing the General Register Office's England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S276] GRO Marriage Certificates, England and Wales. Registrar General., Marriage Certificate for Charles Waterfall and Louisa Maria Champion, married 24 December 1885; citing 4a/29/127, December quarter 1885, West Ham registration district (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S275] GRO Marriage Index, General Register Office, ((www.freebmd.org.uk)), (www.freebmd.org.uk : accessed 16 Mar 2017), entry for William D Waterfall, volume 2c, page 685, September quarter 1917, Abingdon district; citing the General Register Office's England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes (Reliability: 3).