South Street, Sheffield

Levi Staniforth was born on 21 October, 1832 to Joseph Staniforth, a native of Hackenthorpe, and Dorothy Brailsford. He was baptised at the Sheffield Parish Church on November 18, 1832

On the 1841 Census, his parents are already 45 years of age. He has 4 brothers at this stage, John and Joseph both aged 20, Reuben aged 12 and Arthur aged 14, Levi himself is 8. He also has two sisters, Ann aged 6, and Alice aged 4.

On the 1851 Census, the family are living at Broad Street, Sheffield, Joseph, listed as being from Beighton, is 60, Dorothy, listed as being from Heath, Derbyshire, is 57. There are only three sons in the home at this point, Joseph aged 30, Levi aged 17 and Reuben aged 21, Alice is also in the home, aged 14.

By the time of the 1861 Census, the brothers are living with Levi at South Street, Dyers Hill, Sheffield. Levi is a 28 year old Druggist, their father Joseph is also living with them, now aged 70, a farm labourer from Hackenthorpe. Reuben is a 31 year old Commercial Cerl, and a nephew, John William Staniforth, aged a year old is also in the home, this was the son of their brother Arthur.

On October 13, 1866, the Sheffield Daily Telepgraph reports the death of his mother Dorothy: 'On the 8th Inst, at the residence of her son, Mr. Levi Staniforth, 80, South-Street, Park, Dorothy, the wife of Mr. Joseph Staniforth, aged 70.'

In 1867, Levi marries Catherine Sanderson in Sheffield.

On August 15, 1868, the Sheffield Independent reports the death of an infant daughter: 'Staniforth - Aug 11, Frances, daughter of Mr Levi Staniforth, South Street, Park, Aged 2 months'

On the 1871 Census, Levi is recorded as a patient at the Sheffield Infirmary, he is a 38 year old Druggist.

By 1881, he is out of the informary, and now living at 4, Birley Street, Brightside Bierlow, he is now a 48 year old 'Druggist out of employ', his wife Cathereine is a 36 year old Machinist Seamstress, and they have three kids, Frank A Staniforth aged 11, Dorothy K Staniforth aged 9 and Arthur Ernest Staniforth aged 3.

On February 26, 1887 in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, we find a report of Levi's death: 'Staniforth - Feb 10 at 99, Pyebank, Levi Staniforth, chemist and druggist, aged 54' He was buried at Burngreave Cemetery on February 13, 1887.

Levi's widow outlived him by a number of years, on the 1891 and 1901 census,the family are residing at Marshall Street, Brightside Bierlow, Frank is a Chemist Porter in 1891, and a Public House Barman in 1901, Arthur Ernest is a Stationers Errand Boy in 1891, and a Brewers Clerk in 1901.

On November 21, 1908, we find a notice of Catherine's death in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph 'Staniforth - On November 17th, at 18, Fox Street, Sheffield, Catherine, widow of the late Levi Staniforth, chemist, age 63'

Frank Aymer Staniforth dies in 1930 in Sheffield, his brother Arthur Ernest is living at 113 Barber Street on the 1939 Register, alongwith his wife Beatrice (Rodgers) and children Colin Ernest Staniforth (1905-2001), Arthur Eric Staniforth (1908-1989), Dorothy Beatrice Staniforth (born 1910) and Jack Maurice Staniforth (1914-2009)

I have also documented the life of Levi's brother Reuben here.