Person:Samuel Torkington (1)

Samuel Torkington
d.22 Feb 1933
m. 31 May 1877
  1. Samuel Torkington1881 - 1933
m. 6 Jul 1911
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Samuel Torkington
Gender Male
Birth? 1881
Marriage 6 Jul 1911 Burnley, Lancashire, Englandto Annie Murtagh
Death? 22 Feb 1933
Burial[3] 25 Feb 1933 Burnley, Lancashire, EnglandBurnley Cemetery, Grave number 8529

Samuel's parents were Alfred Torkington and Catherine Scanlon, married on 31 May 1877 at St. Mary of the Assumption, Burnley, Lancashire, England (Online Parish Clerk). Samuel was the third of twelve children (Lancashire BMD; first nine also found on Online Parish Clerk).

His brother John, born in 1883, married Alice Durkin, and this couple must have continued in friendship with Samuel and Annie because the name 'Durkin' was one of those regularly cropping up in family conversation.

According to the Online Parish Clerk site, Samuel's father died aged 55 and was buried on 21 May 1910, in grave A16069 at Burnley Cemetery. His last address was 106 Westgate. Samuel's mother lived to be 83, and was buried (the same grave) 23 Jan 1937. Her last address was 158 Padiham Road. Two of their infants had previously been interred in this grave.

  1. Personal Knowledge, surname regularly mentioned in family conversation [User Helen-HWMT] .
  2. Prayer Bookmark: death of Samuel Torkington.

    Of Your Charity Pray for the Soul of
    The beloved husband of
    Who departed this life
    February 22nd 1933,
    Fortified with all the Rites of Holy Church.
    Aged 52 Years.
    And was interred at
    Burnley Cemetery,
    on February 25th.

    Sleep on dear husband life's troubles are o'er,
    Your willing hands shall toil no more;
    For all of us you did your best,
    May God grant you His eternal rest.

    God has permitted it: all we can do is to pray.

    R. I. P.

    18 Faraday Street,

  3. grave record&monument: Torkington 1933, 1969, S&A.