George Ainscough was born on 16th December 1870 in Lindsay Terrace, Aspull. He was the son of Ralph Ainscough (b. 1841) and Ellen Booth. At the 1871 census he was aged 3 months and living in Little Scotland in Blackrod. In 1881 he was at school and was living at 434 Top Toll Bar in Westhoughton. In 1891 he was working as a railway stoker and was living with his parents at 256 Chorley Road in Westhoughton. On 5th November 1898, at the age of 27, he married Mary Ellen Winward at St. Bartholomew's Church in Westhoughton. He was working as a locomotive fireman and living in Manchester Road in Westhoughton. In 1901 he was living at 49 New Brunswick Street in Horwich. After 1901 George became an engine driver on the London & Midland Railway. In 1911 he was still living in New Brunswick Street. Later he lived at 17 Leicester Street - now Leicester Avenue - in Horwich, and then at 1 Ox Hey Lane, Lostock. He died from heart disease and bronchitis at Ox Hey Lane on 10th February 1952.
Spouse: Winward, Mary Ellen (1877)
Children: Ralph (1899), Mary Ellen (1900), Ann (1901), Fanny (1903), Imin (1906), Ellen (1908), Alice (1911), Doris (1917)