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WATERFALL Arnold Cartwright

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  • Name WATERFALL Arnold Cartwright 
    Born 06 May 1914  Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 6 May 1914 at Sheep Street, Skipton, to Joseph J. and Edith Waterfall, a son, who was named Arnold Cartwright. (Source: The Friend)
    Gender Male 
    Education Between 1925 and 1930  Ackworth Friends School, Ackworth, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Between 1930 and 1979  10 Sheep Street, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bookseller / Stationer 
    Census 29 Sep 1939  Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Probate 15 Nov 1945  Llandudno, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • WATERFALL Edith of Lyndhurst Embsay neat Skipton YORKSHIRE widow died 15 October 1945 at The District Hospital Skipton Administration LLANDUDNO 15 November to Arnold Cartwright Waterfall bookseller and stationer. Effects 2228 1s 1d.
    Died 07 May 1990  Draughton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary 08 Jun 1990  [6
    • In the death of Arnold Waterfall on May 7, Settle Monthly Meeting and Friends generally have lost a valuable member. Born in 1914, brought up in the family home over the bookshop in Sheep Street, Skipton, and educated at Ackworth, he was a Quaker all his life. He left Ackworth in 1930, right in the middle of the slump years and went straight into the family shop to learn the business he was eventually to manage, being joined by his brother Sydney in 1946. The brothers co-operated well and as partners developed the shop into a thriving and very friendly concern.

      Arnold married Phyllis Keegan in 1939 and after a short period in Skipton, set up in the cottage attached to the old meeting house in Airton; this was to be their home for over twenty-five years, and here an allowed meeting developed during the war years. Part of the premises was used as a hostel for evacuees from Liverpool; Arnold and Phyllis were wardens, working with Friends Relief. It was here that they made it their concern to intriduce country ways to children who had never left the city.

      The ties of business were considerable, but even so, Arnold undertook a variety of tasks for Friends including membership of Meeting for Sufferings for nine years. Travelling was not as good then as now and the trip to London and back took from 2 am to midnight, getting some sleep on the way south. Also he was clerk to a joint Trust Funds Committee for Brighouse, Leeds and Settle Monthly Meetings, in which capacity he visisted Meetings Houses and Burial Grounds extensivley; in the early 80s he was a member of Quaker World Relations Committee and before that of the North West 1652 Committee.

      Outside Friends work, his intrests were wide and in many cases deep. In philately, his intrest in Tibetan stamps led him to write a number of publications and to recieve world wide recognition. The sport of caving owes much to him; as one of the founders and secretary for many years of the Craven Pot Hole Club, he published Pennine Underground, a book that has become the "Bible" of cavers in the area. More than this, he helped to establish the Cave Rescue Organistation, a body that has saved many lives, and of which he was a keen supporter.

      Arnold's contribution lay in the practical help that he gave in the areas of life that he touched and the friendly way he gave it.

      Source: Keven Petrie, The Friend June 8, 1990 pg 741.
    Person ID I18  Warwickshire Waterfalls | Decendents of Henry Waterfall, John Waterfall Ancestors
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 

    Father WATERFALL Joseph John,   b. 24 Dec 1874, Kirkby Malham, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1944, Lyndhurst, Brackenlea Estate, Embsay, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother WHINCUP Edith,   b. 03 Sep 1887, 31 Dove Street, Saltaire, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1945, Skipton and District Hospital, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Mar 1912  Belmont Baptist Chapel, Skipton, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KEEGAN Emily Phyllis Cameron,   b. 24 Feb 1914, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 2003, Dales Nursing Home, Skipton Road, Draughton, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 May 1939  Friends Meeting House, Carlton Hill, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    • The Friend

      Waterfall-Keegan May 29, 1939 at Friends Meeting House, Carlton Hill, Leeds Arnold Cartwright elder son of Joseph J and Edith Waterfall of Skipton to Phyllis Cameron eldest daughter of Frank and Colma Keegan of Leeds.
    Children 
    +1. WATERFALL Roger Cartwright,   b. 15 Feb 1944, Skipton and District Hospital, Skipton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 2014, Silsden, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S267] The Friend - Arnold Cartwright Waterfall, (15 May 1914).

    2. [S54] List of Ackworth Scholars 1779-1879, Compiled from the Officail Registers, (The Centenary Committee, Ackworth School, 1879).

    3. [S357] 1939 Register, (Findmypast), RG101., RG101/3727F/003/28 Letter Code: KOPA (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S185] Probate - Edith Waterfall, Administration, (15 October 1945, Probate Date, 15 November 1945).

    5. [S2] Death Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, May 1990 Staincliffe 2 2521.

    6. [S10] The Friend, 8th June 1990, pg 741.

    7. [S11] Marriage Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, March 1912 Skipton 9a 61 Whincup.

    8. [S11] Marriage Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, June 1939 Leeds 9b 1079.

    9. [S148] The Friend - Waterfall-Keegan, Arnold Cartwright Waterfall, (2 June 1939).

    10. [S43] Quaker Marriage Digests 1837-1963, The Religous Society of Friends.