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Samuel Vyle

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Samuel Vyle (c1842-1905) one of the pioneers of electric lighting

1863 Presentation. 'In April, 1862, Mr. Samuel Vyle, late of the Telegraph Office, Bristol, shortly after his removal to the Telegraph Office at Swindon, started a phonetic class, and continued to be its gratuitous teacher for considerable period. On Wednesday evening last the members the class invited Mr. Vyle to the Baptist schoolroom, for the purpose of presenting him with very handsome silver cup, in recognition his services'[1]

1869 Married in Hereford

1870 Birth of son Gilbert Christopher Vyle

1871 Living at 50 St. Andrews Road, Southampton: Samuel Vyle (age 29 born Hatch Beauchamp, Soms.), Chief Clerk, Post Office Telegraph. With his wife Emily E. Vyle (age 23 born Hereford) and their son Gilbert C. Vyle (age 6 Months born Hereford). One servant.[2]

1887 News item. 'Mr Samuel Vyle, of the Caledonian Railway telegraph department, has been appointed electrician and superintendent to the postal telegraph department British Guiana. Mr Vyle sails from Glasgow about the end of this month, take up his duties immediately arrival.'[3]

1899 Af the wedding of his son he is described as 'late government electrician, British Guiana'[4]

1905 March 9th. Died. Of Bridgford, Notts. Probate to his widow Emily Eliza.

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Sources of Information

  1. Wiltshire Independent - Thursday 13 August 1863
  2. 1871 Census
  3. Dundee Courier - Thursday 24 November 1887
  4. Nottingham Journal - Saturday 01 April 1899