Personal information about Richard Walker

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Richard Walker
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   20 December 1911
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   19 Craven Street,, Newbury.
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 219
Record number: 8946
Official at burial:
   Thomas Otter, Adjutant, 116 Oxford Avenue, Southampton.
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Richard WALKER
  16 December 1911
  Double grave P(B)15 &16 with 4 kerbstones. 2 Headstones within kerbstones and 1 vase for P(B)15.
  Limestone Lead letters.
  Headstone: In Loving Memory of / Richard Walker / who fell asleep in Jesus (suddenly) / December 16th. 1911 / aged 53 years / "The pearly gates were open / A gentle voice said 'Come' / And with farewells unspoken / He calmly entered Home." / "Behold I come quickly / And my reward is with Me." / Rev. 22, 12. / Also Ann Walker / wife of the above / called to her heavenly Home / May 14th 1940 / aged 83 / "Thy love will live for evermore. Reunited." //
  Good. Overgrown.
    Richard was born in Steeple Ashton Oxon, to a labourer & gardener, where his first job was as an agricultural labourer aged 14. He joined the Railway in 1868 working at Steventon as a Policeman then as a Signalman at Kintbury (Nov 1876) &Twyford (Sept 1878). He married Ann, a labourer's child from Pangbourne in 1880, & transferred to Pewsey (Feb 1884), as a Signalman, becoming a Porter at Farringdon in Nov 1888 after which he resigned. He earned 16/- a week when he first joined the Railway and this rose to 21/- as a Signalman in Pewsey, falling to 18/- as a Porter when he resigned. After that he worked as a Coal Merchant, first near the railway in Bartholomew St, where his sons helped with the business as yard assistants and haulier. In 1901 he had a fruit and coal merchant's shop at 6, Bartholomew St . In 1911 the family lived at 19, Craven St. Ann had worked in West-on-Thames, Kingston as a Ladies Maid to the wife of a Law Publisher before marriage. She bore Richard 4 sons and 3 daughters. When widowed, Ann moved to 16 Berkeley Rd, the home of son Montague and his wife. Cont'd below ... Annie Amelia was the eldest child of Richard & Ann, born in Twyford where her father had been working as a Signalman on the Railway for 2 years, earning 18/- week. She has no recorded occupation but may have helped her mother keep the busy coal yard, and later the shop, running for the men of the family. Cont'd below
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