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Arthur Tucker Easton

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Arthur Tucker Easton (1866-1934) of J. Easton and Son

1866 Born the son of William Easton

1890 Married at Yeovil to Emily Cox

1911 Living at 9 Blackall Road, Exeter: Arthur Tucker Easton (age 45 born Exeter), Granite Merchant and Monumental Mason. With his wife Emily and their three daughters.[1]

1934 November 29th. Died, of 9 Blackall Road. probate to Dorothy Minnie Easton, spinster, and George Hancock Cox, colonial buyer.

1934 Obituary.[2]

The death took place at his residence in Blackall-road, Exeter, of Mr. Arthur Tucker Easton, at the age of 69. Deceased was head of the firm of J. Easton and Son, granite merchants and monumental masons, with headquarters in Northernhay street, Exeter. The business was founded ninety years ago by his grandfather, the late Mr. John Easton, who afterwards took his son, Mr. William Easton, into partnership and was eventually succeeded by him. On the death of Mr William Easton. in January of 1900, Mr. A. T. Easton became the proprietor.

Messrs. Easton enjoy national repute as workers in Dartmoor granite, their quarries at Blackenstone, near Moretonhampstead, having been carried on successfully for very many years. There also branch works in Exmouth.

It is interesting to note that the firm supplied the massive granite work which is contained in the Exeter War Memorial on Northernhay, as well as granite memorials at Eastbourne, the Chiltern Hills, and more than fifty smaller memorials in towns and villages over very wide area.

For a time Mr. Easton was assisted in business one of his brothers, Ernest Easton, who died about five years ago. Another, and an elder brother, who was very well known in this district, was the late Mr. Harry Tucker Easton, who became manager of the Lombard-street branch of the National Provincial Bank, and who went to live at Exmouth upon retirement.....

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 07 December 1934