Signed to cover the abrupt exit of the Wilson brothers, Arthur Winterhalder, a promising Outside Left, joined Everton from West Ham United. He was descended from a family of Clockmakers who had emigrated from Germany to settle in the Marylebone area of London. His Father Richard did not choose to follow this profession but decided instead to enlisted in the 3rd Dragoon Guards and was stationed at Colchester when he married local girl, Martha Gibbons.

Around 1878 Richard left the Army to work as a Carter at Stratford in London. In 1883 he took up position as a Carriers Agent and moved the family to Oxford where Arthur, his 6th child, was born at the 13th of October 1884. The family and missing from 1901 census but records reveal that Arthur Winterhalder married Lucy Skinner, at West Ham, early in 1906. He was reported as being … a local amateur who hails from Wanstead when he made his Southern League debut for West Ham United in a 1-1 draw away at Luton Town in October 1907.Next season he was in the Hammers side when they were defeated 2-1 by Everton in an FA Cup tie at Upton Park. After the game Harry Makepeace was reported as saying… Winterhalder was one the best young players he had ever seen. His words were heeded by the Everton executive who – during the close season that followed, signed him for a fee of £355.

There was bumper crowd of 12,000 people waiting to greet the young newcomer, on the opening day of the season, at Goodison Park for the Lancashire Combination Derby Game with Liverpool. The occasion was further intensified by the unveiling of a new Grandstand that had been added, during the close season, at the Stanley Park end of the ground. The new signing quickly found favour with the home supporters by scoring from the spot and adding second goal before the break. Everton went on to win the game 3-1.

Winterhalder made his Football League debut 3 weeks later but failed to score in the 2-2 draw away at Preston North End. He made another 3 appearances for Everton before joining the Deepdale club at the end of the season. The asking price was £350. On the 12th of September 1908, Winterhalder was in North End that beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park. He spent the next season with Accrington before returning to Preston where he appears on the 1911census living, with his Wife, at 378 St George Road. They later returned to London where Arthur Winterhalder died, at West Ham, in 1937.

Harry Dawson. Born 13th of February 1886, in the Halliwell area of Bolton, Harold Dawson was the son of Thomas, a Joiner, and his Wife Jane. At the time of 1901 census Thomas is now operating his own joinery business, based in Harper Street, where his son is working alongside him. Harry began his football career, playing at Outside Left, with Lancashire Combination side Rossendale United from where he joined Everton, for an undisclosed fee, in May 1907.

Dawson made his debut – 7th of September, in a 3-0 home defeat by Woolwich Arsenal and appeared again one week later, at Goodison Park, where Everton were beaten 1-0 by Preston North End. He then lost his place to George Barlow and was placed in the reserve pool of players. Dawson made 2 further appearances for Everton, against Manchester United and Bristol City, before being transferred to Blackpool for a fee of £75. He made 9 appearances for the Bloomfield Road club as they finished bottom of the Football League Division 2. They were re-elected and, next season, he made another 13 appearances. On the 12th of September 1910, Harold Dawson married Margaret Gill, who lived at the Stanley Arms Hotel, and the couple set up home – in Blackpool – at 19 Imperial Street where their first child, Margaret, was born.

Harry Dawson.

Born 13th of February 1886, in the Halliwell area of Bolton, Harold Dawson was the son of Thomas, a Joiner, and his Wife Jane. At the time of 1901 census Thomas is now operating his own joinery business, based in Harper Street, where his son is working alongside him. Harry began his football career, playing at Outside Left, with Lancashire Combination side Rossendale United from where he joined Everton, for an undisclosed fee, in May 1907.

Dawson made his debut – 7th of September, in a 3-0 home defeat by Woolwich Arsenal and appeared again one week later, at Goodison Park, where Everton were beaten 1-0 by Preston North End. He then lost his place to George Barlow and was placed in the reserve pool of players. Dawson made 2 further appearances for Everton, against Manchester United and Bristol City, before being transferred to Blackpool for a fee of £75. He made 9 appearances for the Bloomfield Road club as they finished bottom of the Football League Division 2. They were re-elected and, next season, he made another 13 appearances. On the 12th of September 1910, Harold Dawson married Margaret Gill, who lived at the Stanley Arms Hotel, and the couple set up home – in Blackpool – at 19 Imperial Street where their first child, Margaret, was born.

The family however, quickly moved South when the head of house signed for Southern League outfit Croydon Common. They resettled at 77 Lines Road, in the Surrey town, where their second child Ronald was born. Dawson later signed for Southern League side West Ham United and made his debut, 16th of March 1912 against Luton Town. He remained at Upton Park for 2 seasons, playing 22 matches and scoring 3 times, before returning to Croydon Common where he ended his football career. On the 10th of December 1915 Harold Dawson enlisted in the Coldstream Guards at Kingston – upon – Thames and saw action in World War One. In 1920 he emigrated with his family to Canada and set up home, on the shores of Lake Ontario, in the town of Hamilton. Harry Dawson, who worked as a Carpenter, lived there until his death on the 8th of December 1944.

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