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William Whiteley (1831-1907)

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William Whiteley (1831-1907) founder of Whiteleys

1831 September 29th. Born in Agbrigg, Yks, the son of Joseph Whiteley and his wife Elizabeth Rowlandson

1852 After being apprenticed to a firm of drapers in Wakefield, he then worked at a drapers in London.

1863 Opened his first store

1867 Married in Holloway, London, to Harriet Sarah Hill

1907 January 22nd. Died. Murdered in his office.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 22 January 1907