William Wailer Kimber (1855-1938)

Author: D Duff
Date published: 06/09/2017

William Wailer Kimber (1855-1938)


He was born in 1855, the eldest son of William Wailer Kimber and Betsy (nee Whale). By the 1871 census, aged 16 years, he was serving his apprenticeship in carpentry. He married Sarah Elizabeth Dennis in 1878 in Newbury. In the 1881 census he is recorded living at Northcroft Lane and working as a Grocer's Assistant, possibly helping out at the time of his father's retirement. Their first born son William Wailer Kimber was born in 1881 and died a few months later. By 1891 he has returned to carpentry and they now have three children; Frederick (born 1883), Ellen (born 1886) and Ernest 10 months old. James Elliott, a Machinist, aged 22 years, was boarding with them. They continued to live in Northcroft Lane and their daughter Bertha was born in 1893. By 1911 they had moved to 7 Carnarvon Terrace, West Street, and he was still working as a works' Joiner. Ernest Edward and Bertha were working and living with them and a niece, Edith Burningham, was visiting.
He died aged 84 years on 16 May 1938 and was buried on 21 May 1938 alongside his wife Sara Elizabeth and his parents William Waller and Betsy Kimber.
Sources: Birth Index 2Q 1855; Marriage Index 20 1878; 1881 to 1911 Census; Death Index June 1938.
Mrs. P. Code LA(D) 1 Page 116
Note: The middle name Wailer is sometimes recorded as Walter. However research has come across a number of references to William Kimber (b. 1675 Newbury) who married in 1704 Sarah Waller (b.1674 Newbury) which may well explain that Waller is a family name.


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