born 9 March 1887
in Lumley, Co. Durham
died January–March 1971
in Durham, Co. Durham
1887: the birth of a Thomas Avery is recorded in the June quarter of 1971 in Chester-le-Street district (10a498).
1891 census: living at Cherry Hall, Great Lumley with parents and siblings. 4 years old, born in Lumley.
1901 census: living at Second Pit, Little Lumley with parents and siblings. 14 years old, and a coal hewer.
1922: occupation given as Coal Hewer on marriage certificate (and also on daughter Joyce's birth certificate). Living at 1 Woodstone Terrace, Little Lumley at time of marriage.
Had an interview to be a policeman, but missed it due to a 'light liquid lunch'! Lived with daughter Joyce and son-in-law Lionel till he died.
1971: the death of a Thomas Avery, born '9Mr1887', is recorded in the March quarter of 1971 in Durham N. district (1a1102).