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Samuel Thacker

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Samuel Thacker (c1834-1906) of H. S. Cropper and Co

1871 Living at 1 Athol Villas, Nottingham: Samuel Thacker (age 36 born Nottingham), Printing Press ...?. With his wife Mary Thacker (age 37 born Nottingham) and their five children; Sam Thacker (age 17 born (?), Leics), Clerk; Walter Thacker (age 16 born Nottingham), Machine Fitter; Ada Thacker (age 13 born Radford, Notts); Henry Thacker (age 11 born Nottingham); and Sidney Thacker (age 9 born (?), Notts).[1]

1891 Living at 32 Bale Street, Nottingham: Samuel Thacker (age 57 born Nottingham), Lace Machine Maker and Employer. With his wife Mary Thacker (age 58 born Nottingham) and their two children; Ada Thacker (age 33 born Nottingham), Nurse; and Sydney Thacker (age 29 born Nottingham), Lace Machine Fitter.[2]

1906 April. Died. 'The death took place on Saturday of Mr. Samuel Thacker, for many years well known in Nottingham commercial and horticultural circles. The late Mr. Thacker, who was in his 72nd year, was formerly associated with the firm of Messrs. H. S. Cropper and Co., and spent practically the whole his leisure time in the pursuit of horticulture. For a very long period he served on the committee of the Notts. Horticultural and Botanical Society. successful exhibitor of groups of flowers and plants, he was devoted to gardening, and frequently acted a judge many of the local shows.'[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 16 April 1906