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Walter Smith

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1874 Born in Burton upon Trent[1], son of John Smith, brewer's clerk and local preacher, and his wife Marie[2]

1891 Merchant's clerk

1899 Married Florence Oldham[3]

1901 Mill furnisher, employer, living in Leicester formerly Aylestone, with his wife Florence[4]

1911 Ventilating engineer, working on his own account, living in Aylestone Road, Leicester, with Florence Smith 37, and his son Sydney 9[5]

1925 Mill furnisher, of Smith Brothers (Leicester) Ltd[6]

1926 A director of the reconstructed Isaac J Abdela and Mitchell company.

1928 Walter Smith of 350 Aylestone Road, Leicester, died[7]. (Seems like this might be the same person but not sure)

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1891 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. Trade Directory
  7. National Probate Calendar