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William S. Docker

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c.1858 Born in Harborne, son of Ralph and Sarah Docker

1877 The varnish business was established which later became Docker Brothers

1881 William Docker 23, varnish manufacturer (master), lived in Deritend with Margaret A. Docker 23[1]

1891 A varnish manufacturer, lodging in Spondon, with Margaret Docker 31[2]

By 1901 William seems to have left the Docker Brothers partnership[3]

1911 Living in Sheffield, on private means[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1891 censu
  3. Rate book
  4. 1911 census