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Person: TOMS, H. Luscombe  (c.1870-1935)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Henry Joseph Luscombe TOMS
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
proprietor of lantern and slide supply business
Main period of activity
1890s-1930s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
1890s-1920s
~20
owner
5 April 1891
~21
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1086.33.4
31 March 1901
~31
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1270.137.10
– occupation “Optical Lantern Dealer”
2 April 1911
~41
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/14239.490
– occupation “Entertainment Contractor”
14 April 1935
~65
died at
25 July 1935
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1935 p.131
Reference
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 10.116 (January 1899)
  –  lantern exhibitors for hire
Notes
His parents' address in Enfield was apparently close to that of Ebenezer Marshall, whose business he took over; Marshall was also (probably) a non-conformist, and Toms' father was a Congregationalist Minister.
Some sources give his first name as 'Harry'.
Lucerna ID  6002303

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 June 2014

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