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Alfred Summers

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Alfred Summers (1861-1887)

1861 Born in Stalybridge, son of John Summers, Senior and his wife, Mary

1876 After the death of their father, the main burden of the John Summers and Sons business was carried by the eldest and third sons, James and John, later to be joined by some of the younger brothers.

1881 Three of the Summers brothers were living together in Ashton under Lyne: James W. Summers 32, John Summers 24, Alfred Summers 20; all described as Iron Masters (Employing About 500 Hands)[1]

1887 Died in Ashton under Lyne[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. BMD
  • 'The Summers of Shotton' by Brian Redhead and Sheila Gooddie, Hodder & Stoughton, 1987