Family of Alfred Woolley Roostan &
Margaret Ellen Chittenden
Alfred Woolley 'Jum' Roostan was born 27 June 1893 at 48 Florence Street, Islington, London and died 11 August 1947 at 123 Ivanhoe Road, Camberwell, Southwark, London. [Link to Photo]
Wife Margaret Ellen Chittenden was born 19 January 1893 at 5 Sutherland Square, Walworth, London and died 23 August 1955 in Camberwell, Southwark, London. Cremated at Norwood Cemetery, ashes scattered on grave #31815. They were married 24 February 1917 at St. Matthews Church, Lambeth, London. [Link to Photo]
Their children were:
1- Ronald Frederick Woolley Roostan b: 8 August 1917 Camberwell, Southwark, London; d: 15 September 1990 Sidcup, Bexley, Kent.
+Ada Susan Lucy Rosendale b: 27 May 1917 Southwark, London; m: 29 January 1940 Register Office, Camberwell, London; d: 23 April 1980 Sidcup, Bexley, Kent
2- Norman Jack Roostan b: 29 August 1919 Camberwell, Southwark, London; d: 16 September 1984 Leeds, Yorkshire
+Iris May Belcher b: 6 December 1921 London; m: 19 April 1941 Lewisham, London; d: 26 March 1967 Doncaster, Yorkshire
*2nd wife of Norman Jack Roostan:
+Sheila Harrison m: 1970 Doncaster, Yorkshire
3- Joan Ellen Margaret Roostan b: 31 July 1921 Camberwell, Southwark, London; d: 22 August 1992 Edenbridge, Kent.
+George Ewens m: 1955 Camberwell, Southwark, London
4- Jean Vine b: 18 December 1928 Chelsea, London (foster child); d: 26 March 2010 Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire
+Benjamin Robert Kemp b: 13 February 1925 London; m: 5 August 1950 St. Saviour Church, London; d: 25 February 1990 Bournemouth, Dorset
Notes for Alfred Woolley Roostan:
- Alfred was listed as an instrument maker on his marriage certificate, while Margaret was listed as a manager.. Alfred was listed as an engineer on his death certificate, when he died of stomach cancer.
- Jean remembers: Ronald was pushed into the water as a child, so hated the water after that. But Norman was a strong swimmer. Margaret Chittenden played violin and was invited to play at parties. Husband Alfred played the piano. Margaret picked up one of her brother-in-law's pistols and accidently shot Alfred in the ankle. Alfred couldn't get into the army after that. Alfred was a printer of coloured serviettes and had a big printing machine in the kitchen. He once fell off Waterloo Bridge into the Thames.
Last updated: 27 March 2010