Arthur Draper

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 08/02/2021

Arthur Draper



Arthur was born in Reading in 1867 he was the son of Edward & Sarah Draper (nee Bristow) who were married on the 14th June 1859 in Peterborough Northamptonshire.  His father was born in Gainsborough Lincolnshire c1835 and worked as a Railway Clerk and also a Licenced Victualler & Merchant. His mother was born in Peterborough Northamptonshire in 1830 and worked (after her husband’s death in 1869) as a Goods Agent for G W R.

Arthur’s siblings were:

George Edward born in Heckington 1860

Sarah Jane born in Heckington in 1861

Clara Jessie born in Reading in 1863

Fred Herbert born in Reading in 1865

 Florence born in Newbury c1869


Arthur died aged 9 in 1877 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 27th March 1877

His mother Sarah, father Edward, brother, Fred Herbert and sister Florence are also buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery.

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