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Samuel Horton [h.]

Samuel Horton was the sixth child of Samuel Horton & Ann Maria Oakley born November 7th, 1885 & christened December 182nd, 1885 at Lower Gornall, Sedgley, Staffs.

Samuel was living at home in 1891, at 15 Barr St, Lower Gornall with his 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

In 1901 Samuel was still at home, now 33 Barr St, with his parents & 5 brothers & a sister.  He was now working as a colliery labourer above ground.

Samuel was still living at home with his parents, 2 brothers & a sister in 1911, now 33 Oak Lane, Kingswinford.  He was now a sand hole labourer at the sand pit.

Samuel married Eliza Jane Hale in Dudley in July-September 1916.   Eliza was born December 25th, 1888 & christened January 16th, 1889 in Lower Gornal, the daughter of  Emily & Isaac Hale, a miner.  At the time of the 1911 census Eliza was living at home, 2 Gatacre St, Lower Gornal & working in the brickyard.

The 1939 register shows Samuel & Eliza living at 16 Victoria St, Brierley Hill, Staffs.  Samuel was a sand mine worker.  With them was son Joseph H, a bar drawer at the steel mill, & 4 younger children.

Eliza Jane of 15 Victoria St, Wall Heath, Staffs, died November 15th, 1955.  Administration of her estate was granted to husband Samuel Horton, quarryman & her effects were £126.19s.11d.

Samuel, aged 81, died in July-September 1967 at Stourbridge.

The children of Samuel Horton & Eliza Jane Hale were:

h. Joseph H Horton born February 11th, 1918 at Stourbridge
h. Marian Horton born Jan-March 1919 at Stourbridge
h. Gladys I Horton born April-June 1921 at Stourbridge
h. Olyn M Horton born Jan-March 1925 at Stourbridge
h. Lilian Horton born April-June 1927 at Stourbridge




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