Florence Kathleen Mooney

Female 1925 - 2012  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Florence Kathleen Mooney 
    Born Between 1 Apr 1925 and 30 Jun 1925  Hull Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Dec 2012 
    Buried 3 Jan 2013  Northern Cemetery, Hull Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  Robert Hemingway & Jane Ward of Wakefield
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 

    Father John Alfred Mooney,   b. Abt 1901,   d. Between 1 Jul 1943 and 30 Sep 1943, Hull RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Catherine Isabella Manson,   b. 1902, Sculcoates RD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 1 Apr 1922 and 30 Jun 1922  Hull RD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry John Hemingway,   b. 12 Feb 1920, Wakefield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1998, Hull Royal Infirmary Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1959  Hull Register Office Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ernest W Hemmerman 
    Married Between 1 Jan 1948 and 31 Mar 1948  Hull RD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Bef 1959 
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1925, Livingston Terrace, Walcott Street, Hull - b
      22 Aug 1959, 152 Woodcock Street, Hull, 34
      20 Sep 1960, 10 Melbourne Terrace, Bean Street, Hull
      15 Feb 1998, Thornton Court, Linnaeus Street, Hull


      Hull Daily Mail 2 Jan 2013 :
      'A mum to so many': Flo Hemingway, barmaid at Hull's Rayners and Humber St Andrew's, dies at 87

      TRIBUTES have been paid to one of the city's best-known barmaids. Flo Hemingway, 87, died suddenly at her home after a heart attack on Monday, December 17. She was behind the bar at Humber St Andrew's and Rayners for years and was know for her huge beehive haircut. She was also the mother of David Hemingway, a founding member of The Beautiful South.

      Music compere and Mail columnist Dave Norman knew Flo for many years. He said: "Everyone who knew her loved her. "Flo was always heavily involved in charity work. "She carried out a lot of charity work on behalf of the Humber St Andrew's Club, where she spent many happy nights, and I know her fund- raising buffets will be missed. "She was a lovely woman and I knew her for a lot of years. "We always had a race to see who could get the first round of drinks in. "She was like a mum to so many people. "When she worked at Rayners, fishermen from all over the world knew who she was. "She was one of those characters everyone talked about and she was always on hand to give good advice."

      Flo was born in 1925 in Livingston Terrace, off Walcott Street. She worked as a barmaid for 40 years, serving at the likes of the St Andrew's Club and the Kingfisher, along with Rayners. She was named Barmaid of the Year in 1972. Flo was the wife of entertainer and stand-up comic Harry Hemingway. She was also well-known for being the mother of David, a founding member and drummer of The Housemartins before establishing The Beautiful South with Paul Heaton.

      Flo was a big supporter of the band's music, attending many of the concerts and even going on tour with them on occasion. Entertainer and florist Alfie Walsham was a close friend of Flo's. He said: "She was a very kind person and treated me like a son. "I will always remember her hairstyle."

      Ward councillor Nadine Fudge also praised the Hessle Road character. She said: "Flo was a happy- go-lucky person and a real Hessle Roader. "She was very popular with everyone. She will be missed by so many people."

      Flo's funeral will take place tomorrow with a service at Northern Cemetery Chapel, followed by committal at Northern Cemetery.