DANGER, Edward (C10a)

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The History Detective after-school group always enjoy Mr Danger's gravestone. They laugh and chant danger in life and danger in death. This is because, in life, he held dangerous jobs while working on the railway -- his jobs included: Shunterman, Signalman and Station Master. Sadly, he died of poor health aged 59, in 1922.

In death, Mr Danger continued to be a danger in the graveyard because his gravestone was fallen over on to a neighbouring gravestone for many years, making it unreadable. For many years, the Raglan after-School History Detectives are raised money to re-set Mr Danger's gravestone. In 2015 Mr Danger's gravestone was re-set thanks to the support of residents as well as our ??? Learn more: [1]

The Raglan Railway Station closed in the 1950s and the tracks were replaced by a dual carriageway in the 1970s - The Raglan Station has recently (2013) been dismantled and is in storage in St Fagans National History Museum. One day it will be re-assembled and provide a "taste of steam engines" once again


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INSCRIPTION

(C10a) In Loving memory of my dear husband, EDWARD GEORGE DANGER, late station master, Raglan, who died May 1st 1922, aged 59 years. P1040571

LIFE

Edward George DANGER was born in 1862, in Bath, Somerset. His first job with the Railway was a shunter (Pointsman) in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales where he boarded with Sydney and Mary GREEN. Like many people of his generation, he moved to the Welsh valleys for work on the Great Western Railway. He started work as a signalman in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, and was later made a station Master for GWR in Llwydcoed, Aberdare, S. Wales. He married Laura Catherine Thomas in 1886 and they had two children, Ernest Stuart Danger (b.1888) and Clare Adeline Danger, (b.1890). Sometime before 1911, Mr Danger took up his post in Raglan as Station Master. Sadly, he became ill and died, aged 59 years, in 1922. His wife, Laura Catherine Danger died at 131 Stow Hill Newport (St. Woolos Hospital) and was buried in Raglan Churchyard on 17th March 1942 some twenty years after Edward George Danger and we might assume that she is buried with Edward Danger. This might also account for the gravetone being laid aside at the time of her burial, and not being re-erected afterwards if there were no family or anyone given instructions to replace the stone.

ANCESTORS

Edward's parents were Francis and Amelia DANGER. Francis was born about 1821 in North Petherton, Somerset, England. In 1851 his occupation was recorded as Property on Mortgage and in 1871 it was listed as an annuitant. His wife, Amelia was born about 1822 in Chard, Somerset, England. Amelia died sometime before 1881. By 1881, the family had come on hard times. Francis, now a widow, worked as an accountant, his daughters Mary and Jane became governesses, son Frank, aged 15, went to work as a clerk in a cotton factory and other son, Charles, became an apprentice in a cotton factory for a wholesale draper. Frances died at Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England in the spring of 1894, aged 73.

Edward was the 8th of 10 children of Francis and Amelia. These were: Mary (b. 1853), Francis Anne (b. 1855), William L (b. 1860), Jessie (b. 1861), Jane E (b. 1861), Edward (b. 1822), Francis Henry (b. 1866), and Frank (b. 1866).

DESCENDANTS

Clare Danger died in infancy while Ernest Stuart Danger died aged 82 years old in Cardiff, Glamorgan.

NOTES

Family Tree: Edward Danger


1862, Born, Bath, Somerset. Free BMD. vol 5c, pg 672

1866, Laura Catherine THOMAS, b. Oct 4, 1866, to Thomas Christopher Thomas (1841 - 1893) and Laura Nee Gould (1841 - ) (source: public family tree,

1886, Edward George DANGER, married, Apr-Jun 1886 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glam, vol 11a, 671 (free BMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915)

1888, Ernest Stuart Danger, b. 6 Feb 1888 (see death index)

1891 Wales Census Edward George Danger, Head, age 29, Signalman Laure Catherine Danger, wife, age 25 Ernest Stuart Danger, son, age 3 Clare Adeline Danger, daur, age 1 living in Aberdare


1901 Wales Census: Edward George DANGER, age 38, b. abt 1863, Bath, Somerset, England. Occupation = Station Master Married to Laura C Danger Child, Ernest S. Danger age 13 living at Aberdare, Glam, wales

1901 Kelly's Directory. Edward George DANGER, station master G.W.R. Llwydcoed, Aberdare, S. Wales

1911 Wales Census: Raglan Laura DANGER, wife b. 1867, nb. Edward George DANGER, head, station master is NOT included in the Raglan info.

1922, Wales, Edward George DANGER died, 1922 age 59 (England & Wales Death Index: 1916 - 2006). Mon. vol 11a. p 34

1970, Apr-Jun, Ernest Stuart Danger, died, age 82 in Cardiff, Glam, vol 8b, pg 801


1862, Born, Bath, Somerset. FreeBMD. vol 5c, pg 672

1866, Laura Catherine THOMAS, b. Oct 4, 1866, to Thomas Christopher Thomas (1841 - 1893) and Laura Nee Gould (1841 - ) (source: public family tree)

1886, Edward George DANGER, married, Apr-Jun 1886 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glam, vol 11a, 671 (freeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915)

1888, Ernest Stuart Danger, b. 6 Feb 1888 (see death index)

1891 Wales Census Edward George Danger, Head, age 29, Signalman Laure Catherine Danger, wife, age 25 Ernest Stuart Danger, son, age 3 Clare Adeline Danger, daur, age 1 living in Aberdare


1901 Wales Census: Edward George DANGER, age 38, b. abt 1863, Bath, Somerset, England. Occupation = Station Master Married to Laura C Danger Child, Ernest S. Danger age 13 living at Aberdare, Glam, wales

1901 Kelly's Directory. Edward George DANGER, station master G.W.R. Llwydcoed, Aberdare, S. Wales

1911 Wales Census: Raglan Laura DANGER, wife b. 1867, nb. Edward George DANGER, head, station master is NOT included in the Raglan info.

1922, Wales, Edward George DANGER died, 1922 age 59 (England & Wales Death Index: 1916 - 2006). Mon. vol 11a. p 34

1942, Raglan Burial register, Laura Catherine Danger, died, at 131 Stow Hill Newport (St Woolos Hospital), buried in Raglan Churchyard on 17th March 1942 (probably in the same grave as Edward Danger.

1970, Apr-Jun, Ernest Stuart Danger, died, age 82 in Cardiff, Glam, vol 8b, pg 801

2015, information from Raglan Burial Register and comments by Neville Crump in regard to Danger's gravestone.

2015, The Raglan VC Primary School History detectives were successful in 'Raising Mr danger's grave' with the help of our local undertakers (Ernst. AND we found a new burial that had been buried below Mr Danger's gravestone.


Return to: St Cadoc's Churchyard Trail

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