1875 18th July. Baptism of Samuel Alfred Holmes. Parents: John and Ellen. Occupation of Father: farmer. Abode: Congreave in Rowsley (Derbyshire).
1901 Census — 2 Pengwern Street – Joseph Bretherton b. 1864, Whitewell, Yorks. Milk Dealer. Brother: William (29). Sister: Elizabeth(22), Slaidburn, Yorks. Servant: Alfred Holmes (24), Stanton, Derbyshire.
1902 4th June. Alfred Holmes married Elizabeth Bretherton at St Saviour Church, in parish of St Philemon, Toxteth. Alfred was a ‘Milkman’ at 1 Shallot Street. Father: John Holmes, Farmer. Elizabeth was living at 148 Grove Street.
1905 25th December. Baptism of Walter Holmes, born at 4 Abyssinia Street. Father’s Occupation: Cowkeeper.
1910 22nd December. Burial at Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree. Samuel A Holmes. Age: 35. 4 Abyssinia Street.
1911 Census — Elizabeth Holmes was a 'widow' and 'Cowkeeper' living at 4 Abyssinia Street. Born in Yorks. Sons: Alfred Holmes, b. 1903, Liverpool, and Walter Holmes, b. 1905, Liverpool.
Number 4 was at the railway end of Abyssinia Street, where there was an open space (see attached map. c. 1905) suitable for the keeping of cows.