Family of Herbert Arthur SUMNER and Jane (Emily) PRICE

Husband: Herbert Arthur SUMNER (1862-1958)
Wife: Jane (Emily) PRICE (1859- )
Children: Emily Annie SUMNER (1882- )
Edith Daisy SUMNER (1886- )
Herbert Arthur SUMNER (1888- )
Walter John SUMNER (1890- )
Marriage 17 Jul 1880 Edington, Wiltshire

Husband: Herbert Arthur SUMNER

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Herbert Arthur SUMNER, Herbert Sumner

Name: Herbert Arthur SUMNER1,2
Sex: Male
Father: John SUMNER (1825-1899)
Mother: Mary Ann HOLLOWAY (1829-1888)
Birth Q4 1862 Worton, Wiltshire
Occupation Hackney Carraige Operator2
Death 1958 (age 95-96) Cheltenham, Gloucestershire2

Wife: Jane (Emily) PRICE

Name: Jane (Emily) PRICE1,2
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Christening 1845 (age -15--14 (!)) Tinhead, Edington, Wiltshire
Birth 10 Jul 1859 Tinhead, Edington, Wiltshire

Child 1: Emily Annie SUMNER

Name: Emily Annie SUMNER
Sex: Female
Spouse: Maurice BROWNING ( - )
Birth Q3 1882 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 2: Edith Daisy SUMNER

Name: Edith Daisy SUMNER
Sex: Female
Spouse: George Ernest MOOR ( - )
Birth Q2 1886 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 3: Herbert Arthur SUMNER

Name: Herbert Arthur SUMNER2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Unknown <SUMNER> ( - )
Birth Q3 1888 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 4: Walter John SUMNER

Name: Walter John SUMNER
Sex: Male
Birth Q4 1890 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Note on Husband: Herbert Arthur SUMNER

In 1871 he was living in Erlestoke with his parents and 5 brothers. He was 8 years old and a Scholar.

In 1881 he was living in Edington with his wife Emily, was 18 years old and an Agricultural Labourer.

In 1891 he was living at 19 Lansdown Mews, Cheltenham with his wife and children Emily, Daisy, Herbert and Walter. He was 28 years old and a taxi cab proprietor.

 

The following was taken from a newspaper cutting from the Gloucestershire Echo on February 28th. 1956.

 

LINK WITH OLD HACKNEY CARRIAGE DAYS.

 

A link with the old hackney carriage days in Cheltenham has been severed by the death, in his 94th year, of Mr.Herbert Arther Sumner, formerly of Lansdown Mews.

Mr.Sumner, who died in a local nursing home, was a well-known figure in Cheltenham in his younger days when he became the proprietor of a fleet of nearly 20 carriages. He started in business in 1885 as a young man of 22, and retired in 1935.

Son of a blacksmith, he was born in Erlestoke village just outside Devizes, and came to Cheltenham at the age of 18 to work for a coal merchant. Four years later he ventured out on his own on a hackney carriage business, acquiring a single carriage and horse.

 

ROAD JOURNEYS

 

After acquiring the Lansdown Mews, Mr.Sumner gradually added to his business, and eventually built up a fleet of hackney carriages which operated day and night in and around the Cheltenham district.

Often, his carriages would travel as far as Oxford, and Devizes, and journeys to Northleach and Stow-on-the-Wold were frequent.

When he retired, he still kept some of the horses he prized; only when the war came did he decide to dispose of them. "I couldn't face the thought of bombs falling on the stables," he used to tell his son, Mr.Herbert Sumner, who now lives in retirement at 165 Brooklyn Road.

 

ACTIVE FIGURE

 

Always tremendously active, Mr.Sumner often used to work for over 20 hours a day. Yet, oddly enough, he was a great walker.

Only last year, then 92, he walked the five miles to Bishop's Cleeve to visit the annual show, and then walked back again in the evening.

He is survived by his son, a daughter, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The picture of the late Mr.Sumner, which is reproduced above, was taken by Mr.John W.Champ of Churchdown, a member of the Cheltenham Camera Club, and has been exhibited by him.

Note on Wife: Jane (Emily) PRICE

In 1861 she was living in Edington, Wiltshire with her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She was 2 years old.

In 1871 she was living in a Ford's Lane Cottage, Edington, Wiltshirw with her mother (a widow) and brother Edward. She was 10 years old and a Scholar. In this census she is called Emily.

In 1881 she was living in Edington with her husband Herbert. She was 21 years old.

In 1891 she was living at 19 Lansdown Mews, Cheltenham with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 sons. She was 31 years old.

Sources

1Church of Latter Day Saints Database, "IGI - LDS".
2"Family knowledge".

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