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Percy Stockwell Ritherdon

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Percy Stockwell Ritherdon (1873-1936) founder of Ritherdon and Co

1873 May 5th. Born in Huddersfield the son of Roland Ritherdon, Woollen Merchant, and his wife Augusta Selina Innes

1901 Living at 13 vernon Street, Bolton: Roland Ritherdon (age 62 born Greenwich), Retired Wool Merchant. With his wife Frances Ritherdon (age 42 born Sheffield) and their son Percy Ritherdon (age 27 born Huddersfield), master Electro Plater - on own account.[1]

1903 Married in Bolton to Alice Clarkson

1913 Birth of son George Roland Ritherdon

1916 Became a Freemason

1936 May 23rd. Died. Of Yew Tree Farm, Hall-ith-Wood, Bolton. 'A man who devised many of the most famous tricks for well-known magicians died at Bolton on Saturday. He was Mr. Percy Stockwell Ritherdon (63). of Yew Tree Farm, a metal apparatus maker.'[2]

Probate to his widow Alice and to Fred Timms, Automobile Engineer.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. Western Gazette - Friday 29 May 1936