6th Apr 1883
Born in Leicester.
30th Mar 1912
Married Maude Stewart Drewry in St Peter's Church, Hammersmith.
3rd Jun 1914
Birth of daughter June Isabella Stewart Story.
21st Oct 1931
Buried at Richmond Cemetery.
Birth: Jun 1883, Story, George Frederick, Leicester, 7a 206
In the 1901 census, at 37, Queens Gardens, Ilford, Essex:
|Edward John Storey||Head||54||Director of Stage Production||Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland|
|Elizabeth Storey||Wife||52||Liverpool, Lancashire|
|George F Storey||Son||17||Architect||Lancaster, Lancashire|
|Alice Darkwood||Servant||15||Domestic||Old Ford, London|
In the 1911 census, at 138, The Grove, Hammersmith W:
|George Frederick Story||Head||27||S||Play Actor||b. Leicester|
In 1910, George toured the Far East with Warwick Major's Comedy Company.
Maude Stewart Drewry was also a member of the troupe.
In 1912, George married Maude Stewart Drewry.
A 'puppet show' for children
Probably performed during the 1920's, the show is clearly for children and at a guess for their daughter June and her cousins.
Other newspaper articles record George's performances, for example in Hastings in 1911, as Abanazer in Aladin at the Croydon Hippodrome in 1914 ("direct from his triumph as Mr Bronson in the Belle of New York at the Aldwych Theatre"), etc.
George's Father - Edward John Story
"Edward John Story [Gofton to be] was born at Elswick Row, Newcastle on 31 July 1845. ... throughout his life he performed as an actor and singer. He managed a number of touring companies both in this country and overseas. At the beginning of the 1890s he was performing Shakespeare and other plays in Africa; in 1893 he returned to Newcastle to direct Cinderella at Tyne Theatre (where he had been the manager for a number of years previously), and the new year of 1898 found him at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia. At the turn of the twentieth century moving pictures were developing fast and Story-Gofton appeared in a number of them between 1913 and 1922."
See full article at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Hancock Library.
"Edward Story-Gofton's papers are at Tyne & Wear Archives, though not yet in our online catalogue".
The Richmond Burial Register records that:
George Frederick Story, 48 Years old, was buried on 21/10/1931 at Richmond Cemetery, section Z, grave 5874
nearly 8 years before his father's death.