Charlotte Ainscough was born around 1886 in Blackrod and was the daughter of James Ainscough (b. 1843) and Mary Ann Waring. In 1891, Charlotte was aged 5, was at school and was living at 384 Manchester Road in Blackrod. In 1901, she was aged 15 and was living at 278 Atherton Road in Hindley. It is possible that Charlotte married William Hurst around 1910 and emigrated with their daughters, Alice and Florence, to the USA via Ellis Island.