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Frank Cornelius AdeyAge: 10019042005

Frank Cornelius Adey
Given names
Frank Cornelius
Birth 18 December 1904 29 29

Birth of a brotherRalph Adey
1906 (Age 12 months)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Daniel Adey
11 May 1930 (Age 25)

Death of a fatherFrank George Adey
1952 (Age 47)

Death of a motherBertha Emma Elizabeth Down
1956 (Age 51)

Death of a brotherRalph Adey
1972 (Age 67)

Death 10 December 2005 (Age 100)
Burial 19 December 2005 (9 days after death)
Frank moved between Quakers and Methodists throughout his life, was active in various peace movements and supported a chapel on a "problem estate". At the age of 18 he started the Cripples Parlour in Ealing and the activities of the Ealing branch of the Shaftesbury Society's Cripple Mission were also resuscitated and organised by him. In the 1930s Frank lived in Cheshire at 18 Longsight Lane, Cheadle Hulme and 74 Torkington Road, Hazel Grove, he worked for Manchester public libraries including the Central Reference Library, Manchester. He devoted a great deal of time to Wesley Street Sunday School where he was made superintendent and he was the organising secretary of the Joint Disarmament Week in Manchester when speakers included the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Bishop of Manchester. During the 2nd World War Frank served in India where he met his cousin Edward Anthony Adey in a hospital. In approx 1950 he moved to 11 Torrisholme Road, Lancaster and he was deputy librarian at Lancaster. Whilst living in Lancaster he supported the Methodist Church and Youth Centre at Torrisholme, then Clarendon Park Methodists where Don English and other students attended. He later became one of the Presidents of the Methodist Conference. Later the family moved to 37 New Way Road, Leicester and Frank worked at Leicester Polytechnic Library (later renamed de Montfort University), further moves took them to 47 Kirby Lane, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire and Finchcroft Lane, Prestbury near Cheltenham. Following his retirement Frank was involved with Toc H and carried out a great deal of Adey family history research which forms the basis of this work, He was a member of the Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham. The British Library has a copy of A Cotswold Methodist Heritage : 250 years in and around Winchcombe written by Frank C Adey and published in 1979 by Winchcombe Methodist Church.

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