June Isabella Stewart Story Maude Stewart Drewry Mini tree diagram

George Frederick Story

A show put on by Maude and George

6th Apr 1883 - 1931

Life History

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.


From FreeBMD

Birth: Jun 1883, Story, George Frederick, Leicester, 7a 206

In the 1901 census, at 37, Queens Gardens, Ilford, Essex:

Edward John StoreyHead54Director of Stage ProductionNewcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland
Elizabeth StoreyWife52Liverpool, Lancashire
Robert StoreySon22StationerScotland
George F StoreySon17ArchitectLancaster, Lancashire
Alice DarkwoodServant15DomesticOld Ford, London

GeoFStorySignature.jpgIn the 1911 census, at 138, The Grove, Hammersmith W:

George Frederick StoryHead27SPlay Actorb. 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.

A show put on by Maude and George

Maude and George as puppet heads

A show put on by Maude and George A show put on by Maude and George

Some Reviews

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

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"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.